Tourney Brackets for (and by) Dummies

Kim Hastings Humor 0 Comments

One weekend and a half in and your NCAA tourney bracket is shattered beyond belief. Why? Where did you go wrong? You calculated the assist/turnover ratio in neutral-site games played in December, but before Christmas. You searched the power rankings put out by ESPN, NPR, and The Food Network. This was supposed to be your year. Alas, you made just …

An Expert’s Take on the Ducks Struggles and Mullens’ Failures

Bruce Veldhuisen Humor 12 Comments

Dear Mr. Mullens: I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore! I have been a fan of Oregon football for years (well, I started following Oregon when they went to the “Natty” in 2011) and I just cannot sit idly by and allow you and the coaches to ruin my team! I know insiders, people who …

Ducks and Buffs: More Similar Than You Might Think

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Ducks host the Colorado Buffaloes this weekend, as the regular season begins to wind to a conclusion. While Oregon is a significant favorite, FishDuck.com‘s crack research department has made some interesting discoveries. The Buffaloes and the Ducks are pretty similar. The Ducks have a powerful defensive front. Swarming to the quarterback, engulfing rushers, swatting passes down at the line of …

National Crises Solved Here

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 9 Comments

onpoint.wbur.org Good morning, birds of a feather.  It has been said that sports are an escape from the problems of the world.  I suggest that they are more important than that.  We all know that this country has some problems that it needs to solve.  The world of sports offers not just a distraction, but solutions. Dependence on Foreign Energy: Political …

The Fan on the Street and Fall Practice for the Washington Huskies

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

  I’ve lived in Tacoma, Washington, for the better part of two decades.  During that time, Tacoma has had several nicknames.  First, it was “City of Destiny,” then, “America’s Most-Wired City.”  But my favorite is the one that was just adopted, “You Can Smell the Huskies’ Desperation From Here.”  Living up here gives me the unique opportunity to talk to …