Perspective Key to Oregon’s Success

Nathan Roholt Editorials 3 Comments

How a season is viewed is all a matter of perspective. Regardless of achievement or outcome, if expectations are not met, it is viewed as a disappointment. Conversely, if the result exceeds expectations, it is viewed as a success. More importantly, when those successes and failures happen is just as relevant to their perception as whether or not they happen …

FishDuck.com Goes to the Movies

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

If you are anything like me, Frank Kaminsky has made it difficult to sleep during the last week. He has surpassed Urban Meyer in the Insomnia Derby. But it’s time to put it aside. The Ducks had a better year on the hardwood than most of us thought they could. They made the tournament and played to their seed. (An 8 …

Counterfeit Gear Makes It Hard to Protect Brand

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

When a school, sports team, or brand is big, its merchandise becomes a target for people to reproduce in a similar, cheaper way. Yes, I am talking about counterfeiting. It has come to the attention of KGW.com and FishDuck.com that there is a decent amount of counterfeit Ducks apparel being sold on the internet. Especially Marcus Mariota jerseys! Kylie Iboshi …

FishDuck Weighs in on “Deflate-Gate”

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The New England Patriots are dirty rotten cheaters. There, we weighed in. But I (reluctantly) want them to win the Super Bowl because Pete Carroll is both Pete and Carroll. This sets up an emotional dichotomy. I like to root for the good guy. This Super Bowl is one good guy short. This isn’t the first time I’ve been on …

The Five Stages of FishDuck Grief

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

I am an old man. As an old man, I have the right, nay the responsibility, to take losses hard. After all, there are fewer victories in my future than in the future of, for example, my editor. This discussion of my age explains, in part, my reaction to our loss against Ohio State the other night. I can only …

Kiss of Death: Oregon Never Got Rolling

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Well, it’s over. College football came to an end last night; the Ducks lost 42-20 to Ohio State in the national championship. I’m sad, and you’re probably sad, because losses are hard to take, especially when you lose the last game of the season. But, things will be okay. I promise. The Ducks came out and looked good right off …

Meyer: Great Respect for Oregon, but OSU Defense Won the Game

Natalie Liebhaber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

FishDuck.com editor Natalie Liebhaber reports from the National Championship game in Arlington, TX. Urban Meyer beamed with pride as he took his seat at the post-game press conference after his Ohio State Buckeyes left the field at AT&T Stadium as the inaugural College Football Playoff National Champions. Meyer expressed his respect for his opponent, our Oregon Ducks, over and over throughout …

Ducks Fall to Bucks in National Title Tilt, 42-20

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

What a ride, what a story. But the Oregon Ducks failed to write the finishing chapter its fans were hoping for, falling 42-40 to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first-ever college football playoff national championship game this evening in Arlington, Texas. Uncharacteristic dropped passes and missed tackles overshadowed the four turnovers forced by Oregon. Oregon went out to an …

Motivation Is Key for the Ducks

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

It’s finally here fellow Duck fans, the college football playoff national championship game is today. Oregon vs Ohio State. Ducks vs Bucks. Modern vs traditional. However you choose to swing it, this game is going to be epic. As of right now, Oregon comes into the game as 5-point favorites. But according to ESPN’s college football twitter account, that might …

No Need To Worry When Playing With House Money

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Worry, it’s what Oregon fans do.  It’s what all fans do, really, but Oregon fans are specialists in it. The assumption is, if something bad happens, no matter how small, it will trigger a catastrophic outcome. If things go well for a while, it means something bad is just around the corner. They will ultimately be deprived of joy, for no logical …

An Editor, Two Teams and One Dream

Natalie Liebhaber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

“We just have to put our heads down, work hard, play our best and take one game at a time. Then we’ll look up at the end of the year and see where we’ve landed,” says every college football coach at one time or another, usually during an early- or mid-season interview. As an avid fan of two teams, I …

Oregon Has Multi-Purpose Receiving Corps

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Ducks are only a couple days away from their date with Ohio State for the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Jan. 12. The Ducks arrived in Dallas without the talents of wide receiver Darren Carrington II who will miss the rest of the post-season for the Ducks due to NCAA violations. And while the the players and fans will miss Carrington, the Oregon receiving …