The 10 Dumbest States in America

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

The financial website “The Street” went on a quest to find the states where the most intelligent people reside. While I have nothing but respect for Massachusetts, Minnesota, Connecticut, et. al, my greatest interest in their findings were largely in the other direction. What states put out the greatest percentile of dummies … and what might it say about college …

Note from a Wounded Duck – an Open Letter to Rob Mullens

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Dear Rob, Let me be clear. I am a Ducks fan. Have been since I was a three-year-old in Salem, holding a basketball almost as big as I was.  Have been since I played tennis and football for the South Eugene Fighting Axemen, the latter at venerable old Civic Stadium, within spitting distance of the new roundball palace that is …

UO Acro: The 3-Time National Champs You Didn’t Know Existed

Kerry Merrill FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Quick, name the UO sport that features double-downs, back-tuck baskets, twist double fulls, scorpions and kick doubles (hint: it’s not gymnastics, skiing/snowboarding, cheer or dance).  Figured it out yet?  UO is the reigning national champions.  Getting closer?  For those who are new to these incredible acts, this terminology relates to just one sport: Acrobatics and Tumbling, also known as the …

Sweet Easter Greetings From Fish & Friends

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The arrival of Spring indicates two things in the Pacific Northwest.  It means that the rain is slightly warmer, and it means the Easter season is upon us.  Easter has some very serious and genuine significance behind it, but this only makes it that much more incongruous to find so much fun and nonsense attached.  A rabbit … that lays …

Oregon’s Uncle Phil

FishDuck Staff Honoring Phil Knight 4 Comments

Everyone knows the name and the face, but few people know the man. Phillip Knight is the force that most view as being behind Oregon’s rise to national prominence.  His countless efforts have put the isolated college town of Eugene, Oregon, on the map and has helped to bring in top recruits to play in a place not traditionally known as a college football powerhourse. Knight’s name …