Realistic Expectations for Oregon’s Last Five Games

Aaron Lewis Editorials 2 Comments

With the Ducks currently on a bye week and just over half-way through the season, it is a great time to reflect on the first half of the season and look forward to the final five games. Oregon Offense Through Seven Games Despite the exceptional talent at RB and WR and a solid O-line, the struggles at the QB position have slowed …

Little Brother Ducks Will Strike Back

Mike Merrell Editorials 9 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out The Oregon Ducks certainly came out the “little brother” against the Utah Utes Saturday night. Being branded a little brother smarts. And no matter what happens, you will be reminded from time to time that you are the little brother. That creates a bit of an attitude that you will live by — like it or not. …

Unreasonable, Unrealistic? Or are Duck Fans’ Expectations the New Normal?

David Miller FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

When did it happen? When was it that we stopped hoping to win and started expecting to win? Was it the pick in ’94? Nah, too early. Was it our #2 ranking after 2001? Nope, but we’re getting closer. Expecting wins is a more recent trend, but it’s not unreasonable. Unless you’ve been living in a hole for the past …

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 …

Congrats Mariota! Love, The Beavers.

Ashley Young FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

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 …

Mariota, Mariota and More Mariota

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Oh my, Marcus Mariota will never stop surprising us. I can’t even imagine what the rest of his career as a football player has to offer! It’s about time for an update on all the amazing things this young man is accomplishing, so here it goes. To begin, Mariota was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year after leading …

Regular Season Game Recap

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

It is a great year to be a Ducks fan, am I right? Especially for the fans that have been dedicated through the harder times. I cannot even begin to describe how proud I am of our men not only from tonight but from this season all together. Here is a short recap of this years season for our Ducks: …

Ducks Obliterate Beavers, 47-19

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It was obvious early in this game that the football gods were not with Sean Mannion and his Beavers teammates in this, the latest installment of a series that started in 1894, this year pitting home team Oregon State against the No. 2 ranked Oregon Ducks. The score was 30-3 Oregon by the end of the first half, via a 29-yard …

Five Important Aspects of Tonight’s Civil War Game

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It’s game day and the anxious butterflies in my stomach are going crazy! Not only is it the last game of the regular season for our Ducks but it’s the Civil War game. I have heard people say that this is not a rivalry game but I can’t think of any reason it wouldn’t be, and it seems to be …

A Civil War Guide for the Sophisticated Visitor: Five Little-Known Facts About Corvallis, Oregon

Randy Morse History 4 Comments

There are towns in this world that people dream of visiting. You know, Paris in the springtime. New York in the autumn. San Francisco in the summer. Eugene virtually anytime. Then there’s Corvallis, whose town motto is the refreshingly candid, “It’s Never So Bad That It Couldn’t Be Worse.” With a population of around 55,000 benighted souls (and Lord knows …

Mark Helfrich Dishes, on the Beavers, Sean Mannion, and the Civil War

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

From the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex at University of Oregon for FishDuck.com… Three days out from the 2014 edition of the Civil War, Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich discussed the upcoming game, one of the oldest — and fiercest — rivalries in college football. On the Beavers As we jostled for position at this morning’s media scrum, one of my colleagues pointed …

FishDuck’s Compendium of Knowledge About Arizona

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Back to the 2014 conference schedule for our Oregon Ducks as they take on the Arizona Wildcats Thursday at 7:30 p.m. PDT. FishDuck.com, your travel and entertainment partner for more than 100 years, wants to welcome the Arizona fans to Autzen Stadium. We have nothing but the highest level of respect for Arizonans, and their ability to withstand hardship. Arizona became a state …