SEC Wins Again Over Pac-12 Due to Incompetence of Scott/Guerrero

Jon Joseph Editorials 3 Comments

I was 10 years old in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik. I can tell you with certainty that Uncle Sammy’s reaction to being eclipsed technologically by the Red Menace was far more tepid than the SEC’s response to college football (CFB) satellite camps. The U.S. turned to NASA to bridge the gap. The SEC …

Bones of Cupcakes Litter Road to Final Four

Mike Merrell Editorials 3 Comments

Mike Merrrell’s Three-and-Out The path to the national championship is teeming with eastern teams leaving bones of cupcakes in their wake. The conference with the toughest, deepest competition is relegated to being the only of the Five Power Conferences with no more than a single “New Year’s Six” bowl. And the Heisman Trophy will undoubtedly go to the best player …

Paybacks — That Was For 2012: Ducks Play Spoiler to Cardinal Playoff Hopes

Nathan Roholt Editorials 3 Comments

When the College Football Playoff rankings were released last Tuesday, one-loss Notre Dame found itself among the top five, creating a stir, as the Fighting Irish were ranked higher than eight undefeated and all one-loss teams, except Alabama. The inevitable, and pointlessly early arguments about Notre Dame’s ranking soon began to bubble and squeak, ignoring the fact that these debates tend …

Problem Solving with Stanford-Oregon

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

If you are an Oregon fan, chances are you woke up happy on Sunday morning.  (Unless you really celebrated on Saturday.) That extra hour of sleep was nice, certainly. The enjoyment of that victory can’t be overstated. But the greatest source of happiness was things returning to normal again. Oregon is on top of the conference, and Stanford stopped pretending it …

Two Reasons Why the Cardinal Defeated the Ducks in ’12 and ’13

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It’s game day Duck fans, is anyone as excited and anxious as I? As I read through some of the news articles regarding today’s game I am finding so many different views and so many different opinions of what should be looked for in this Duck/Cardinal match-up. In an article on ESPN’s Pac-12 blog, Five Things to Watch: Oregon-Stanford, the …

An Analysis of How to Stop Stanford’s Play-Action

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

I confess I’m a bit conflicted. Yes, I’m a University of Oregon freshman and a huge Ducks fan; however, until this September I’ve bled Cardinal red my entire life. Beginning with my first Stanford football game as a two-month-old infant, I’ve attended six to seven games a year and watched on TV nearly every game I couldn’t attend. I have …

Marcus Mariota: Greatest Duck Quarterback Ever?

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

As with any Duck game I watch on television, the usual texts went back and forth between friends during Friday night’s game. The topics were likely the same as they were for many others watching the game: Dwayne Stanford’s breakout first half. Lofty projections of Royce Freeman’s career. (Three Doak Walker awards? Or four?) Byron Marshall’s big game in his …

Top Three Pac-12 Non-Conference Games to Watch

Pat Pannu FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Exactly 19 days from today is the first college football game of the 2014 season when Abilene Christian plays Georgia State on August 27th. The wait for football season is almost over and with that our appetite for news about important or exciting games is only increasing. These three games are by far not the only good non-conference matches in …

Did Saturday’s Win Reverse Oregon’s 21st-Century Curse?

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Craig Strobeck Saturday’s schedule saw a huge win for Oregon, and I’m not talking about what USC did. While the game against Utah may not have been an overly impressive victory – Oregon didn’t score at least 55 against an unranked opponent for the first time all season – it was still one that was sorely needed for Oregon, both for 2013 …