Ducks Win: The Good and The Bad

Darren Perkins Editorials 25 Comments

As the final gun sounded on Saturday and the usual post-game mad scramble took place across the field as the head coaches tried to find each other for their customary handshake, I half-expected the ending music to the movie “Rocky” to kick-in. After all, a relatively large underdog (13.5 points) had gotten the tar beat out of it early on …

The Pac-14. Now.

Matt Bryant Editorials 26 Comments

The Pac-12’s best this year was no match for the Alabama. The Huskies boasted an impressive defense – it held Alabama about 150 yards shy of its average per game production – but the Tide controlled the game after Washington’s second series. While the Pac-12 has made two of the three semi-finals under the current regime, there was barely restrained …

Bulls, Gamecocks Highlight Dilemma with Women’s Mascots

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Most college team mascots were chosen long before Title IX came along, and naturally no thought was given to the possibility that women might someday bear the name on the battlefields. So when Title IX created intercollegiate women’s sports, the dilemma of what to do about team mascots came with it. Somebody got the bright idea to …

Superman — Not a Cartoon — Still Airs on Saturday Morning

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Following the big win against Michigan State last week, much of the ink spilled focused on Oregon’s suddenly clear path to the College Football Playoff. The Ducks had defeated their best opponent they would face in the regular season, and by the transitive property of college football, will win all games thereafter. Of course, Saturday showed why making such assumptions after the …

Why Oh Why-O-Ming?

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Because the Pleasant Hill Billies didn’t have an open spot on their schedule, your Oregon Ducks host Wyoming in a non-conference clash sure to cause ripples all the way to the Moshofsky Center. It is the first time that Oregon and Wyoming have met, and the game promises to be fraught with excitement. But FishDuck.com/italicsarecool believes that Oregon fans always hunger for …

Opponent Analysis: Cowboys Up Next

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

OK, so maybe this game isn’t quite the magnitude of the game last week’s. That game registered as a 9.0 on the Richter Scale, while this one will probably measure more like a 3.0. This doesn’t change anything, though. Just as with South Dakota, Oregon can’t have a hangover from last week or look ahead to next week, when they …

The Unlikely Trap Game on Oregon’s Schedule

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

I’m not saying it is going to happen; just saying it is possible. Not likely, just possible. Like writing a will before travelling abroad: if there’s even a moderate chance of something bad happening, prudent people take precautions to mitigate the danger. Wills are written in case the unexpected happens, that remote possibility no one else saw coming, to let everyone know you …