How John Canzano Inspired FishDuck

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

“Will Oregon get the Death Penalty? Details after the break!” I will never forget that promo that radio host for 750 AM (Portland) and sportswriter for OregonLive, John Canzano uttered over the radio. Even as I recoiled in disgust, I would bet he was smiling when he said that. Really — you can hear someone being gleeful as they speak …

Bret Bielema, Oregonlive, DirecTv Present ‘Songs That Never End’

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out We’ve all been there — stuck at a party, a ceremony or even on the phone when somebody gets on a rant and just doesn’t know when to shut up — or at least change the subject. Body language, fidgeting, glazed-over eyes, even yawns are to no avail. The perp just keeps on keepin’ on. “Songs That …

There’s Nobody Good Enough for Oregon?

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

The Oregonian’s John Canzano received an unexpected call recently. It was from an upset college football fan — nothing unusual there. I can only imagine the number of irate messages John must receive on a daily basis. What made this one a little out of the ordinary was that the caller was none other than Oregon State Senate President, Peter …