Thanks For the Memories: Tribute to Our Skinny Hawaiian

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With the upcoming departure of Marcus Mariota, I’d just like a moment to review and reflect on our beloved Skinny Hawaiian’s astounding career. In the coming days you will likely hear from ESPN how Mariota’s stock has fallen because of the Championship Game, and in the case of some, they might even say he shouldn’t be a first round pick …

Despite End Result, This Was a Memorable Season

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The magical season that many Duck fans had hoped would end with green and yellow confetti and a big, shiny trophy, has officially come to an end, and while the high-flying Ducks came up short in the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship Game, the word “failure” shouldn’t even come to mind. If you asked 100 Duck fans if the loss …

Oregon Will Be Back

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Sometimes life can be pretty good. The unfortunate thing about real life: we don’t always get a storybook ending. Life goes on. For Oregon, that’s a good thing, because the best days of this football program are still ahead. I know Monday night was painful, Oregon fans. But I’m here to reassure you of one thing: the Ducks aren’t going anywhere. …

Tuesday Reaction: The Best Team Won

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First off, congratulations to Ohio State. As badly as I wanted my boys in white and grey (should’ve been green and yellow) to come out and smother the Bucks, I can admit when we’ve been beaten. The verdict on whether it was actually the Buckeyes who beat us or us who beat us is still out. Either way, keep those heads …

Defense Wins Championships…Kind of

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While watching the Indianapolis Colts  successfully shut down Peyton Manning and the Broncos dynamic receivers yesterday I had this awful since of Deja Vu all over again. It wasn’t until this morning that, thanks to radio hosts Walton and Johnson  of all people, I made the connection. The way Indianapolis shut down the Broncos was the same way that Oregon shut …

Game Day: National Championship Edition

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The day that we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, and the first ever college football playoff championship game will make history. It was a tough road for the Ducks and while injuries to multiple key players and an early season loss to the Arizona Wildcats caused some Oregon fans to throw in the white towel, that loss and those …

(Not) The Negative One(s)

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“It’s a crisis just how you like it. The same drama in a different disguise. I’m bound to walk with a target on my back. At least I’m ready for another attack.” “The Negative One” -Slipknot So outside of football I also rather enjoy heavy metal so these lyrics from Slipknot’s new album made me chuckle while reading about how …

An Analysis of the Resilient Buckeyes

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Thank god for the College Football Playoff. The Ducks would have been left out of the national championship if the BCS system was still being used; the same goes for Ohio State. In the first year of the playoff, it has already been proven that the BCS was a faulty system. Next thing you know, the playoff is going to …

NCAA Lack of Planning Gives Ohio State Unfair Edge for Championship Game

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ESPN’s Brett Murphy reported Wednesday that Ohio State is granted unlimited practices, due to the fact that their classes do not begin until Monday, January 12th. This is based upon different academic schedules between the two universities, as the University of Oregon operates under quarters, and the Ohio State University has a semester schedule.  Murphy, in his article, wrote: “Because …

Jimmy Fallon Lets the Real Experts Decide Who Will Win the National Championship Game

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As we come closer to game day, the analysis of who will win the National Championship game becomes more and more intense. Every sports analyst, reporter and sports fanatic spew out their reasons as to who will win come Monday January 12 and why. When it comes to sports, especially football, I think it is safe to say that most …