Ducks Do Something to Win the Day

Michael Burgwin Editorials 33 Comments

I have to admit, I really got off on Win The Day. WTD with wings. So cool. Yeah, go Ducks! I wish I had thought of that bit of advice when I was a young father. I would have used it on my kids before they turned two and were two steps ahead of their father. The motto that Chip …

Party Like It’s 1994!!

Nathan Roholt History 4 Comments

Had the streak against Washington ended last year, no one would have batted an eye. It would have been natural conditions for it to end: game in Seattle, the Huskies with a winning record, coming off a big win at ranked USC the week before. For the Ducks, it was the first season in nearly a decade where Oregon didn’t …

Our True Rival and Why We Hate Them

Henry Swift History 3 Comments

The new term has just begun and this means that there are many new fans for the student section. However, a startling new trend has befallen Oregon. Due to our recent dominance over Washington, some fans have begun to think that maybe Stanford or USC are our true rivals. While we may have had some problems with USC or Stanford …

Should Oregon Retire Numbers?

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

While watching  ”The Sandlot” the other day, I couldn’t help but get caught up in my nostalgia. Babe Ruth comes into Benny’s room and gives him advice on his predicament, and before he leaves, he says, “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” I began to think about Marcus Mariota. His contributions to the Oregon football program go far beyond …

1994 — Ducks Renaissance Remembered

Cheryl Hudson For the Fans Leave a Comment

Duck Family Day is a new feature for every Saturday where Oregon fans share their stories of . . . being Oregon fans! Email charles@fishduck.com to share your experiences of you and your family and what it means to be a Duck fan. Cheryl Hudson (below) is an editor/writer for FishDuck.com and is extremely passionate about our beloved Ducks, the same as …

Where Are They Now? Danny O’Neil (1991-1994): Bigger Than Life

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches Leave a Comment

Oregon Duck fans everywhere can always be grateful that former Oregon assistant Nick Aliotti stretched the truth when Aliotti was recruiting high school quarterback Danny O’Neil in 1990. Twenty years ago, O’Neil led the Ducks to the Pac-10 championship and 1995 Rose Bowl game vs. Joe Paterno’s Penn State Nittany Lions, and in that game O’Neil broke the Rose Bowl passing record …

Ducks Have Enough Uniform Options to Last a Millennium

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

One of the coolest parts about the Oregon Ducks is by far the uniform combinations they get to sport every game. As fans we wait to see what uniform our men are gonna wear on the field next is a big part of the excitement that comes with an upcoming game! Thanks to Nike the options for uniforms are pretty much …

They Spit Hot Fire: The Five Greatest Ducks of All-Time

Graham Berry Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 7 Comments

The Internet has spoken: the best, nay ONLY, way to discuss anything is a list. Seriously. Any topic of worth is worthy of a list. Everyone, even the Grey Lady herself, knows that lists neither leave anything out nor stoke the flames of good-hearted trolls. College football has been a trendsetter in the list-making world, with its first definitive annual …

Jesus, the National Championship and Jerry Allen

Mike Ostrom FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Throughout life you run into certain people who encourage, uplift and inspire and those who do the opposite. When I was first getting involved in journalism I make a point to ask the veterans  in the press box how they made it, what to do and what not to do. ESPN’s Peter Gammons, the Oregonians George Pasero, the Seahawks Pete …

Consistency Amidst the Chaos

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Much of the narrative for Oregon fans this season has centered on the uncertainty many have felt about the possible outcomes from week-to-week. In recent years, the Ducks had always been a near-certainty to defeat any team it was clearly better than; only in the last year or so has that certainty begun to shift. Prior to that return to …

Ducks Retro Uniforms… Appreciated or Misunderstood?

McKalie Bellew For the Fans 8 Comments

#Throwback the Ducks are bringing back their Retro uniforms this weekend in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Kenny Wheaton’s game-winning pick against the University of Washington in 1994. The week before the intense rivalry game against the Washington Huskies in one not taken lightly by any real Ducks fan.  And we all know the week before any game the …

A Momentum Swing That Has Yet to Die: A Tribute to Rich Brooks and the 1994 ‘Gang Green’ Ducks

Joey Holland History 1 Comment

Oregon’s football program has changed significantly over the past 20 years. Today, the Ducks are cemented among the nation’s top programs, and have started the season in the Top 10 in each of the past few years. Entering the 1994 campaign, however, the Ducks had gone a combined 11-12 during the previous two seasons, and were not even in consideration for a …