Congrats Mariota! Love, The Beavers.

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It is a true sign of sportsmanship to go out of your way to recognize a unique individual, despite the team logo on the helmet. So let’s say that, hypothetically, the Oregon State Beavers made it to a prestigious college bowl game or the National Championship. Would we, the rival Ducks, support them? This is something I have always wondered in my five years …

FishDuck.com Looks at the Four Schools in the College Football Playoffs

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Good morning, Ducks! My boss at FishDuck.com likes to say, “What a great time to be writing about our beloved Ducks.” We usually nod in agreement, because disagreeing with our boss doesn’t always end so well. But I’ll be darned if he isn’t right this time. Over the last few years the Ducks have enjoyed unparalleled success. We’re going to welcome the …

Double Secret Ploys to Beat Arizona

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Hello, Ducks! You neither need nor want me to remind you of some recent history. Our Ducks, more talented by half than our opponent, have gotten waxed twice in a row by the Arizona Wildcats. When Duck fans heard the news that the Conference Championship Game was to be played against Arizona, one of two responses occurred. But I have …

Two Big Questions Going Into the Pac-12 Championship Game

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Last night was one intense game to say the least. The 2014 edition of the Civil War featured a dominant performance by the Ducks as shown by QB Marcus Mariota throwing 367 yards and RB Royce Freeman gaining 135 yards. Plus, let’s not forget about the one and only RB/WR Byron Marshall recording 131 yards on six catches. The Beavers, however, couldn’t get anything going …

Oregon State Has High Praises for Marcus Mariota

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Tyler Robinson reports from the Oregon State post game press conference at Reser Stadium for FishDuck.com. Heisman moment anyone? The only “knock” on Marcus Mariota’s Heisman campaign has been the lack of what some “experts” like to call a “Heisman moment.” When Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon ran for over 400 yards against Nebraska, many pundits vaulted him to the top of their …

Three Key Questions Going Into the Civil War

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Ladies and Gentleman, today is the 2014 edition of the Civil War. This college football rivalry has been recorded as the seventh most played college football rivalry game. Heading into this game, Oregon State stands at an overall record of 5-6, while the speedy Ducks are 10-1. Today is another big game Oregon needs to win if they want to …

Despite Recent Imbalance, Civil War Still Matters

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Oregon State hasn’t defeated Oregon since 2007. In the seven years since, the programs have gone in entirely opposite directions. The Chip Kelly era took the Ducks to new heights as they appeared in four BCS bowls, including one national championship game. The Beavers, on the other hand, have been inconsistent. 9-4 records in 2008 and 2012 have been their …

A Look Back At “The War For the Roses”

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The vitriol is real. They make shirts that read, “I hate your Ducks.”  The last time I went to Corvallis for the Civil War was back in 2010 (the year Oregon went to the Natty), and it was brutal. My friends and I were bombarded with Duck calls, people threw bread at us, and all around us were words of …

Arik Armstead Looks Forward to Thanksgiving and Civil War

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First off, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! One thing that I’m thankful for is being able to attend the University of Oregon and watching the Ducks dominate every team they play. On the defensive side of the ball, Arik Armstead has been a pivotal player for the Ducks. By either sacking the quarterback or stopping a running back before he explodes for …

A FishDuck.com Thanksgiving List

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Happy Thanksgiving, Ducks! I hope your morning pastries were fresh, your cheese and olive tray is crisp, your bird is moist and your pie is pumpkin (and vice versa). This is a day to give thanks. My life is rich and I hope yours is as well. I have a lovely wife, a nice car, an editor who thinks I’m …

How to Keep the Civil War Victories Coming

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There’s a new flavor in the air. It’s the acquired taste for a College Football Playoff berth. Now, as delicious as this new flavor is, let’s not get carried away. Although Duck fans may have forks and knives in hand at the ready, we haven’t been served quite yet. This is a rivalry game, and not just any rivalry game …

Ivan Faulhaber Elaborates on Growing up With the Civil War

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You might not know it if you didn’t live in the great northwest, but the Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State has become one of the premiere rivalry games in college football. If you were look at it on paper, you might just assume that the Ducks would handle the Beavers without much distress, but that’s not the case. …