I Now Pronounce You Big 12 & Pac-12; You May Kiss the Bride

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Dear Reader, the following was my response to a suggestion that all teams including Florida International, play in a postseason bowl game and a criticism of the ridiculously bloated post season. Florida International University, Bowls for everyone? All 128 schools play a post season game? An interesting idea, but if there were a players’ union or at least player representation in the decision …

SEC (Southeastern Chickens) Renounce Roosting in Autzen

Jon Joseph Editorials 4 Comments

May rabies ravage the Dawgs and anthrax annihilate the Aggies! It’s not as if Oregon‘s Athletic Directors haven’t made a valiant effort. The Ducks once had home engagements scheduled with the Georgia Bull Dogs and the Texas A&M Aggies, only to be left at the altar by that castrated, chicken whip, canine University of Georgia, as well as being dumped …

Cranky Curmudgeon: Ted Miller is WRONG about the Pac-12

Jon Joseph Editorials 2 Comments

The Cranky Curmudgeon, is a new writer at FishDuck.com, and I welcome him as a critic of all, and one who is not reluctant to step into negative writing territory. Reading a few of his first articles submitted required me to step back from the keyboard, lest the flames singe my eyebrows. Jon Joseph is a retired corporate attorney who …

College Football 2015: A Mess of a Season

Mike Merrell Editorials 3 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out The czars who run college football must be ecstatic! With just a week to go in the regular college football season, the landscape is a complete mess. For the post-season lineup, there’s all sorts of room for drama, unfairness, passing out of unjust rewards, snubbing, hypocrisy — pretty much everything that we’re supposed to like about college …

Ducks’ Schedule Stacked for Winning

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Duck fans saw their fondest dreams and deepest fears unfold Saturday night in a victorious offensive battle against FCS Eastern Washington. The Ducks tied the NCAA record for most consecutive games (69) with at least one touchdown pass. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only passing record involved in the Saturday night scorefest. Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp broke …

Influencing the Defense in the Option Game

Levi Steier Analysis 2 Comments

Football is a game of position and space, and coaches spend a great deal of time analyzing their schemes to incorporate wrinkles and techniques that will influence the opposition. In most cases, causing a slight hesitation, or a few small steps in the wrong direction, can result in a big play. Option football, which includes the zone read, is predicated on this. …

Ducks Dominate the Top Players List of the Pac-12

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Over the past month, Jack Follman from “Pacific Takes” at SB Nation, has been doing a six-part list of the “Top 100 2015 Pac-12 Players,” and naturally, there are several Oregon players listed. So, let’s discuss how the list ended up. The Ducks take the top spot on the list with 17 players in the top 100, with UCLA and USC …

A Tale of Two Games…and Two Offensive Lines

Levi Steier Analysis 6 Comments

Charles Dickens famous opening to A Tale of Two Cities perfectly captures Oregon football and illustrates the vast range of emotions that its fans have endured in the last five years. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, …

Comparing Ducks’ 2013-’14 Season to 2014-15 Season Performances

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

When it comes to the Oregon Ducks football season this year, the accomplishments the team and program made are unreal. For the team, for individual players, for the coaches and the university, it was more than a successful season; it was a historical one. After the 2013-’14 season ended last year, a group of writers for ESPN wrote team-by-team season …

Two Oregon Ducks Listed in First Round of Kiper’s Latest Mock Draft

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Toward the end of the college football season, a man with a very distinct voice and a ridiculous haircut is brought on the set of ESPN and asked to give his opinion on the pending NFL Draft. This man is named Mel Kiper Jr. and despite what people say about him, he is the one on T.V. giving his opinion on which college football …

Two, Four, Six, Eight! Who Do We Appreciate?

Graham Berry FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

The correct answer to this grade school cheer is readily apparent for lovers and haters of this site: The Oregon Ducks. (I realize that the technically correct answer to this is probably Ohio State, but this site is not named FishBuckeyes). Of course, appreciation exists in a variety of degrees. Older Ducks fans remember the infamous Toilet Bowl, a veritable …

Pac 12 Making a Bowl’d Statement to the ACC

Evan Gilges FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

There are many reasons to believe Oregon will defeat the Florida State Seminoles this Thursday in the Rose Bowl, but how premature would it be to predict the game’s result based on each team’s conference records this Bowl season? Well if I did it certainly wouldn’t be pretty, because among the 11 conferences with teams playing in College Bowl games, the …