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  1. A progressive tax rate versus bugs the size of zeppelins. Tax me, my friend!
  2. I keep reading things like no rational person would blame MC for taking the Miami job. Then allow me to be slightly irrational. In the long run I will wish him well, because he is a good man. However, I will root for his first year's team to go 2-10, because he spurned me. If he had been a good soldier I'll bet PK would have put a personal jet at his disposal for trips to and from South Florida to see Mom. Maybe that wouldn't have made a difference. I just wish the coaches loved the University of Oregon and the Ducks therein as much as I do. But they don't and the beat goes on.
  3. We have to get over that one. Gene Chizik says that God wanted them to win and blinded the back judge to the fact that Dyer was down. (Charles Fischer and I are friends as long as I call him Master and Commander on the phone.)
  4. He came from Westport, WA, and sucks up to Washington, or USC, depending on who is good. He's smart, but I don't like his pandering to large fan bases.
  5. I don't like beer. The Hot Wife likes beer, but does not like IPA's. We hope you still like us.
  6. I'll start. Maybe, I'm entitled. Perhaps I'm a bandwagoner (though my history of attending Duck games began in 1977. "No, Jack! Not a long out just before halftime against UCLA!"). Whatever names you want for me, I will try on for size. But, I am NOT satisfied with a 7-5 season, because it is a winning one, and no amount of "Gee, I remember when we were happy with..." is going to make me so. Me, Phil and the rest of us, have spent tens of thousands of dollars on full stadiums, more gear than I will admit to buying, and facilities that make a high-school 5-star weep with joy. We were the envy of college football fans everywhere when we brought fast-break football to the Pac-12. We filled not only our own stadium, but other stadiums, as well, because fans everywhere wanted to see the high-flying Ducks. Chip bent the rules a little too hard, and went to the NFL. I get that, but to this day I believe he was the greatest Head Coach the Ducks ever had. He brought winning, and a culture of winning. He brought an expectation of winning that started the flow of great players to the shores of the Willamette. I can only imagine what he could do with five-stars given what he did with 2*-3*. Now, we have Coach Cristobal. I find myself hoping he doesn't get in the way of our 5* roster to win. Someone said they don't mind watching 3* players score a lot of points and lose. I don't care if we win every game 2-0, as long as we win every game. But what we saw two weeks ago and tonight in Vegas boggles the mind. In Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher said, "Oh Tom, how could you be so noble." There was a moment tonight when I thought, "Oh, Oregon, how could you be so dreadful?"
  7. We are out-attended by at least 70/30 in every neutral site game. We have plenty of excuses, but here is the truth. We don't travel well as a fan base.
  8. One game does not a career make. The internet often says, "Move on," and "Get over it." I don't say either very often. But, I do think it is time to get over that game against BSU.
  9. Utah 27-13. one turnover, 2 sacks, and 199 yards I tried all day to imagine us being enough better in two weeks to make up the gap from last time. I couldn't.
  10. Or enhanced Ukrainian brides. They are my favorite!
  11. Why will I do this? Do I have a special rooting connection for either team? No. I do like to place the occasional wager. Is that why I will watch this contest? No. I will watch Iowa/Nebraska and root with most of my heart for Iowa. I do this because I chase Scott Frost all over the country, rooting against him. He refused to work with some of our young quarterbacks and claimed that it is difficult to recruit to Oregon. In fact, it was difficult for him to recruit to Oregon, because he is a .... Go, Hawkeyes! Run it up! I may be a very sick man! I don't care.
  12. Fortunately, and unfortunately, this is exactly how I am picturing it playing out. Wuld you have taken this at the beginning of the year? I would have. I just need something to get the bad taste out of my mouth. Perhaps some Beaver Stew will help.
  13. "my second favorite team is the Beavers..." Who ARE you?
  14. I have a few good divorce attorneys on my friends' list.
  15. Reggie Ogburn was a great dual-threat quarterback...until it started to rain.
  16. Hasn't the last month done wonders for Nick Rolovich's chances for another Head Coach gig?
  17. First was the touchdown, second was the interception. But my third favorite moment of the first half may have been the review of a 17-yard run on first and ten to see if it was a first down.
  18. Ah, I remember it like it was yesterday. Actually better, because I don't remember yesterday all that well. In 1989 I was a rising young professional five years out of college and with a thriving career selling property/casualty insurance. Buttoned-down with a short haircut and all that. I went to the Duck/Husky game with five friends, and we all believed that the Ducks had a real shot at upsetting the homestanding Huskies this year. After all, the Ducks were on a two-game winning streak in the series, partly because of a schedule anomaly that caused us to host the game in '87, and '88. We had Bill Musgrave under center, and he was a coach on the field, always making the best decisions. Derek Loville and Latin Berry shared the rushing load. Loville was lightning and Berry was thunder, but Berry averaged a yard more per carry than did Derek Loville. Terry Obee and Tony Hargain led a receiving corps that also included sure-handed Joe Reitzug. We called Reitzug "Human Stickum." This was a solid team, and my carload was very confident. It was a crisp October day in Seattle and over 70,000 fans filled The Stadium My Wife Won't Look At To This Day As We Drive Through Seattle. Heeerrreee we go. Did I mention that Bill Musgrave made wise decisions. Apparently his big brain stayed home as he was intercepted four times. On top of that, the Ducks lost three fumbles for a total of seven turnovers on the afternoon. It was so agonizingly close to a win, if we hadn't stepped on our Duck feet so many times. But, down we went 20-14. But what makes this a Husky memory isn't for the game. On the way out of the stadium we were greeted by some Washington frat boys who wanted to heckle people in Duck attire. They stepped one way to block my party's path. Then another way to slow us down again. Finally, one of them shouted at me, "Long drive back to Eugene, you f'n loser!" I snapped. I don't know why. I had heard that, and worse, from other frats in other years. But something about his stupid face, and the stupid faces of his frat boys behind him popped something in me. *At this point you need to know that I'm about 5'8" and had the physique of someone who sells insurance in an office all day. Not fat enough for "doughy", but too many maple bars for "in shape." I went after them. All of them. All of my pent-up frustration about the game and what I thought it meant for our season went into my rush toward them. My built-up frustration from Husky fans of that era half-filling Autzen. All of it. I waded into four or five large fraternity brothers, looking to settle a score that was mostly in my own mind. But, suddenly ten hands grabbed me all at once. It was my friends not wanting the loss to culminate in my getting killed. Killed may be an over.... no, it isn't. Killed. They half-dragged and half-carried me to the car, while I shouted for them to put me down! I remember one thing more about my rush into mortal danger. For just a moment, there was a flash of something in the eyes of the main antagonist. The one with the mouth. For just a moment he wasn't prepared for a vicious Duck fan with a fist cocked, and the look on his face was fear. Somewhere, I'll bet he remembers it too. Oh, he won't admit it. But, it was there. Go Ducks! Or, my outer facade of normalcy might crack until the rage inside is on display for all to see. Go Ducks! Or else...
  19. On this day I am reminded of one of the best forum handles in the history of typing Owen Twelve
  20. I'm afraid I have to turn in my man card. I actually shrieked a little (when I looked back at the moment) when I saw us in the #4 slot! What an opportunity to smell the rarefied air one more time. The Stanford loss is forgiven as the committee understood our difficulties without a offensive coordinator in the building. That said, it is Husky Week and we must remain focused on the mange. After my squeaky moment I refuse to think about the CFP until next week. LET'S GO DUCKS! (cfp over rose bowl all day.)
  21. Ty did some good things. Unfortunately, a Top Ten team needs to see results and not some good things.
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