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The State Of Pacific Northwest Football

Unless you’ve been living in a subterranean cave, or have been in a coma for the last three years, you know that this is a great time for football in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon appeared in the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship Game Presented by Too Many Money Grubbing Corporations. The Seattle Seahawks are […]

Mark Helfrich

How Smart Is Too Smart For Sports?

Being smart is one thing. No one is responsible for their IQ. It’s either in the family gene pool or you’re a freak of nature. Using your smarts is the biggest challenge. How do you channel that mental energy into something more constructive than solving Rubik’s Cube blindfolded? Should you take your big brain into […]

Rose Bowl

“Oregon Sucks,” Says The Media. “Not So Fast,” Says I.

Yep, the Ducks can’t play football after all. Within minutes of the end of Monday night’s National Championship Game, actually minutes before the end and slightly before Urban Meyer danced on Oregon’s grave with that last second touchdown, pundits, haters, and simply every ignoramus this side of Mars sang from the rooftops of Oregon’s gridiron […]

Marcus Mariota

What Losing Marcus Mariota Would Mean To The Ducks

There are a lot of reasons Marcus Mariota should leave the University of Oregon and go to the NFL. Should we list them? Mariota has already graduated from school. His classmates are gone or leaving, football and otherwise. Mariota is coming off of a season in which he won the Heisman Trophy in a historic […]

Ezekiel Elliott

The New Book Of Ezekiel

Hidden agendas make the best conspiracies. That’s where things get dirty. College football is no exception. The good news is the first College Football Playoff Championship looked as clean as big time college football will ever get. There’s still plenty of suspicion. How did Ohio coach Urban Meyer hide third string quarterback Cardale Jones, who […]

Ohio State Oregon

Don’t Let Loss Be The Final Word Of Oregon’s Amazing Season

Oregon got beat. Handily, convincingly, and thoroughly, and Urban Meyer didn’t need to run up the score to prove that point. It was a beat-down. And despite the Ducks getting break after break – from Buckeye fumbles, to Cardale Jones’ Jameis Winston impression, to Byron Marshall just barely avoiding Kaelin Clay ignominy on the goal-line […]

Mark Helfrich

Uniforms, Pride, And The Oregon Ducks In The National Championship

When you go to a national championship game, you bring everyone with you. That’s why there was hand-ringing yesterday when Nike unveiled Oregon’s national title game uniforms. The look is slick and appealing, but also white and sliver and black. Green and yellow, the school’s colors, and Donald Duck and the O, the school’s identities, […]


Referees Prepped For Last College Football Game

How much science goes into a football game? One ref defined the space-time continuum during the Oregon vs Florida State semi-final. “The previous play did not happen,” he said. The previous play was the one after the beautiful Chip Kelly-esque option right lateral that nearly scored. The one we’re supposed to forget was the ensuing […]

Oregon Ducks

Oregon’s Finest Hour

You didn’t need sound to pick the drawl out of Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher’s threat to his quarterback Jameis Winston after it all fell apart for the Seminoles on New Year’s Day in Pasadena. It was perfect – the Seminoles’ fragile perfect world being shattered; the bad-boy star, coddled and apologized for to the […]

Marcus Mariota

Appreciating Marcus Mariota And The Challenge For His Successor

As I gleefully watched Oregon dismantle Jameis Winston and Florida State on New Year’s Day, one play stuck out to me. For all intents and purposes, the game was already decided. It was the early fourth quarter and Oregon was already up 45-20. The internet was far too busy inserting Odell Beckham, Benny Hill music, […]


Oregon Sports News College Football Bowl Predictions

Well, this is it. After picking 191 regular season football games over the course of the 2014 season, my the year ends with 39 bowl game picks – everything from the inaugural College Football Playoff games to the new Foster Farms and Dave’s Hot Wings Bowls. My record on the year is 130-60-1. Thanks for […]

Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota – Let’s Put A Bow On This

That’s what it’s all about. Yep, I’m talking about Marcus Mariota, the Heisman Trophy, and sports the way they should be. In recent weeks I’ve spoken of, and reminded everyone how special a player and young man Marcus Mariota is.  Saturday night, I, fans of the University of Oregon, and people nationwide saw just how […]

Marcus Mariota

All Hail The King – Marcus Mariota

Is Marcus Mariota really the king? He’d never say so, but until the next college football player completes the individual awards sweep like he did, he’s royalty. What should the king do now that’s he’s been coronated? The easy answer is beat Florida State then whoever comes out of the Ohio State v Alabama semi-final. […]

Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks Fly In Cleaner Air

The College Football Playoffs’ final four works out for Oregon as long as the past stays in the closet. They lost to the SEC before, Auburn and LSU in a short 2011 time frame? Lock that door. Lost to Ohio State in the 2010 Rose Bowl? Nail it shut. Oregon comes in clean on January […]