Deconstructing the Duck Fan

Steven Smith Editorials 32 Comments

So often, we fans analyze the teams we follow, breaking down their strengths and weaknesses as if we’re on the coaching staff ourselves. Rarely, though, do we take a look inward and evaluate our own role as fans of our respective teams. Fans are more than just loud-mouth, obnoxious onlookers; they’re critical elements to a team’s morale, and they play …

Questions to Consider When Renewing 2014 Season Tickets

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Two things that are done with frequency in or around Autzen Stadium on game days that are forbidden in the Press Box: 1) Audibly cheering for the Ducks 2) Any type of activity usually found at a tailgate Since those are two of the best things about going to Ducks games, I prefer to find myself in the stands instead …

Brooks, Musgrave, and the Exuberance of 1989: What Would Duck Fans say Now?

Sean Goodbody History 1 Comment

John Giustina I received the Mighty Oregon DVD as a Christmas gift from my fiance, who knew as well as I, that I would need some Ducks football material to get through the dog days of summer (and neverending baseball broadcasts).  I am just about halfway through the 4-DVD, 7-hour set, and just watched the summary of the 1989 season.  …

The Day We Have Been Waiting For – Football!!!

Brandon Gruber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Feature Picture Photo by Kevin Cline   Football is back.  Well, tomorrow it’s back…but it’s back. A football fan lives one of the most stressful lives of any sports fan.  While the season is full of excitement, turmoil, hope, and letdown, the excruciating months of the offseason begin to take their toll. The Ducks football team will begin spring practice …