The Path to Glory Is Covered in Blue-Blood

Matt Bryant Editorials 11 Comments

There’s been a lot of grousing about preseason rankings and critics. When did Ducks fans develop such a thin skin? Rather than pound the table, I say bring it on. To the national pundits we’re known as the Blur or Track Town, USA. Speed may impress, but it doesn’t always earn long-term respect. We hear it all the time. They …

I Now Pronounce You Big 12 & Pac-12; You May Kiss the Bride

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Dear Reader, the following was my response to a suggestion that all teams including Florida International, play in a postseason bowl game and a criticism of the ridiculously bloated post season. Florida International University, Bowls for everyone? All 128 schools play a post season game? An interesting idea, but if there were a players’ union or at least player representation in the decision …

Larry Scott: Either Lead or Get Out of the Way

Jon Joseph Editorials 2 Comments

Mr. Lawrence Scott Commissioner, Pacific 12 Conference 360 3rd Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94107 Dear Mr. Commissioner, As a graduate of John Harvard’s University, I am reasonably certain that somewhere along your educational path you studied the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. The law that tells you ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ has to be one of …

Incompetent Pac-12 Officials: How Do You Miss ALL of THIS?

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 9 Comments

“Did his head just bob? Was that a face-mask tug on Vernon Adams?” Steve Richardson, a long-time astute Oregon observer and fellow football analyst, stated aloud what I was thinking. We played the run back and yes, it appears that the defender reached up and grabbed the face-mask of Oregon’s new starting quarterback. A minute later we saw the replay up close …

The Pac-12 Makes More Money Than the SEC: Bank It

Norm Hightower FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Oregon Duck fans – and Pac-12 fans, for that matter – are sick and tired of hearing about how great the Southeastern Conference (SEC) is. Broadcasters constantly speak about how the SEC is ahead of the Pac-12 in recruiting, quality of play and revenue. Well, that no longer appears to be the case. The absence of an SEC team in the 2015 …

Pac-12 Hoops: Larry Scott Seeks Reinstatement of Freshman Ineligibility Rule

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Most college basketball fans have heard of ”one and done” in college basketball. The relatively recent phenomenon concerns the nation’s top players using their college experience as a one-year holding station before jumping ship to the NBA. For some players, finishing their college education is the last thing on their mind. But that might change as conference commissioners around the country are seeking to end the …

The Pac-12 Days of Christmas

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

*Please note that this story is completely fictitious, and meant to be nothing more than a satirical look at the Conference of Champions. Any and all references, conversations, and situational humor is strictly fiction, and in no way depicts any actual situations that have occurred in real life. This was done as a collaboration by FishDuck.com writers Caleb Couturie and …

America’s Team, Its Dream, and the Commissioner’s Failed Scheme

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

America’s Team Last week, I wrote that Oregon’s likeliest path (if the Ducks kept playing) was a dream scenario of games against Arizona, Florida State, and Alabama. Then the Selection Committee decided to jump TCU up to three last Tuesday, trying to ruin everyone’s good time in the process. In the end, logic prevailed (depending on your perspective), and that …

Larry Scott: Pac-12, Oregon Soaring

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

The 2014 Pac-12 Championship game was and will be the only major conference championship that featured two top 10 teams. After a slow start for the Ducks at Levi’s Stadium, the title bout eventually turned into a rout of Arizona, 51-13. The No. 2 team in the nation shined last night, all but securing a spot in the first College Football …

How to Properly Complain About and Fix an Officiating Problem

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

There are a few rules to complaining about officiating: Do So Sparingly. There are varying timelines regarding how long people want to discuss a game’s officiating and its effect on the outcome, from those with zero tolerance on its discussion to those who will talk until they’re hoarse, but the one constant is that some point everyone will fatigue on …

College Football Nation: SEC dominates the Draft … Again and Kentucky Goes All In — For Football

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With spring ball over, football fans have now turned their attention to the NFL Draft.  This is a special time where schools and conferences can brag about who’s going to the NFL, while still on the recruiting trail.  We then have Kentucky going all out for football … which is a first, since it is known more for its basketball.  Finally there …

College Football Nation: Big 12 crumbling and Les Miles likes them young

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

The news of Michael Sam being gay has come and gone, signing day has passed, and now we can just live off the gossip and “trash” talk amongst players and coaches until August.  With no games going on there is little action to report on, unless you have Steve Spurrier as your coach.  He keeps things interesting by speaking what’s …