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SmithRiverDuck

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  1. I want to see a different Richardson next season. I want to see some FIGHT in the guy. Hell, he's practically Pritchard's adopted brother! Learn from your brother! Gimme half the heart Pritchard has and we win the Pac going away..............
  2. Canzano takes a lot of crap for his self-serving, aggrandizing, smirky prose. Deservedly so, at times. But perhaps, what is so maddening about the guy is that at times he can be very thoughtful, insightful and right on the mark. I'll give him props for being on the "dump Larry" train from the very beginning. Most of the stuff that made my blood boil and head want to explode about Scott came from him and Mercury writer Jon Wilner who I consider the best in the business. Kliavkoff seems to be doing most everything right so far. Pray he can fix the Pac Network sooner rather than later. The Track & Field championship programming was a complete joke. And if I have to watch another basketball game staffed by students at the controls and equipment, I'm just gonna go to the damn game..........
  3. I gotta plan! Let's never lose another game ever. Problem solved. This calls for a cocktail........
  4. One of the things I love about St. Paddy's day is that I'm almost always in compliance without having to think about it..........
  5. Get some from Madagascar. That place is hilarious! Ok, the movie was..........
  6. Nick Allioti's great strength was changing the D to match his personnel. The bend but don't break I think most of you are referring to was during the Chip era when the D was spending so much time on the field because we took approximately 38 seconds to score the last touchdown. The key component to that D was the clamp down in the red zone. And it worked. I don't think we could've kicked more A in that compressed space than any other D I can think of. At other times with an over-achieving linebacker corps the blitz became the weapon of choice. With a ball hawking secondary we had some of our best run stopping ever. At the time it may have been easy to call him Allow-alot-i. But with hindsight I've been more than impressed with how he upcoached 2 and 3 stars into 4 stars or better and designed his products with what he had to work with instead of trying to mold pieces that didn't fit together into his perfect vision of a defense.
  7. 35-13 with Cristbal personally losing at least 4 of the 13.............
  8. They called Yankee Stadium the house that Ruth built. I call Reser the house that burritos built. You can legitimately call Autzen the house that Brooks built. Virtually nobody begrudged Coach Brooks when he got the opportunity to coach the Rams. He had certainly paid his dues while taking Oregon from nowhere to the top of the Pac. Then the Rams screwed him over and let Dick Vermeil win a Super Bowl with the players Brooks had acquired. So, I've hated the Rams ever since. Almost thirty years later, and although I like some of their players, I still could not root for them to win a couple of months ago. But I couldn't muster any love for Cincinnati either. So, even though an all-female 80's pop band was not playing in the Super Bowl I still rooted for the Bangles........Mmmmmmm, Susanna Hoffs.........*tiger growl* And yet, Brooks comes back to helm the Atlanta defense and help lead them to a Super Bowl. Then for an encore he helps Kentucky remember that they also play football. The man is a legend in Eugene and Lexington...........
  9. I would wager that the money spent by PK has bought more glory than that of Boone Pickens at Okie State. It's not an exact science.........
  10. The Ducks played pretty well tonight, barring a few lapses of several minutes each, which is a recurring theme. Excellent minutes for Johnson and Bittle. The Aggies are scrappy for sure. I don't know much about the next group of Aggies Oregon Plays. I'll have to look into them. Much was written pre-game about the Ducks travel plans, or lack thereof. Dana mentioned that they'd ride a bus overnight if they had to. I wonder if that was his way of asking to borrow Uncle Phil's plane without actually having to ask for it. I know that's they way I like asking for things....... If Oregon can shoot close to what they shot against Ootah State when they play A&M they'll have a fighting chance. I've thought for quite some time that it'll be an extended cold shooting stretch that will end the season. Hoping it comes right after the NIT championship...........
  11. I agree this isn't Altman's fault. Except everybody knows he's a basketball wizard. Which means he knows he's a basketball wizard. This particular magic spell blew up instead of producing a winner. Hey, it happens. I still think he's one of the best wizards in the business. I suppose since ESPN2 is one of the few channels I watch on the ol' satellite tv, should they accept an NIT bid I'll be watching. I just don't see what a couple more games would do for this group of players. If I ever see Franck Kepnang dribbling ten feet away from the rim with his back to it again I'm going to shoot my television. But I like Franck. And Dante. With the right players feeding them the ball I think their play would totally change and be more effective. I don't think Franck wanted to be dribbling the ball out in open space. But that's the kind of position he and Dante were put in all season by the other players that decided to take things one-on-one and try to drive to the hoop through three defensive players only to dish it off at the last second to an unsuspecting big man in a bad spot. There should be a decent exodus of players soon I hope to make room for the future players that are highly regarded and moldable by the wizard.
  12. I think you're correct, Charles, in saying, "Most fans." But for those of us who've been more than just casually invested over these many years, I believe it's not a difficult concept to grasp. We've been exposed to it before. While Chip's offenses were scoring every minute and thirty seconds, we knew that the D was spending more time on the field than before and therefore was bound to give up a few more points along the way. This was the first time Oregon employed actual depth, instead of the 2's always being on the bench, only playing because of injury or very brief rests for the starters. It's the heart of the golden age, so far, of Oregon Football. For a brief few years we we're (very often) so far ahead of the competition that the young guys (especially on defense) got to play significant minutes and get ready for their future starting assignments. I'm still impressed how Nick Aliotti adapted to the blur offense. It's one thing to have to deal with it as an opposing DC. But Aliotti had to live with it in his own house. The idea of not worrying about total yardage given up, but to clamp down like a vise in the red zone paid so many dividends for Oregon. I don't think many Oregon fans appreciated that until Nick was gone.
  13. The shooting bug has infested both the men and the women lately. If the men don't shoot lights out tomorrow the game in Tuscon could be very ugly.
  14. Me too. Unstoppable. That's the word I use as well. The most unstoppable offense I've ever witnessed.
  15. By many accounts the name he is accused of calling Adia Barnes is an apt description.
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