Posts tagged: Oregon Ducks
On Wednesday, September 5th, the Oregon Duck announced his candidacy for the President of the United States of America. The Duck made his official announcement in a brief press conference at the University of Oregon’s Casanova Center in Eugene, Oregon, through the help of translator Jerry Allen. The Duck feels like all Americans should have something in their life that makes them happy, and strongly believes that he is the fowl to bring America into a better tomorrow. “Greatness is not found on the amount of pushups one can do,” The Duck said, “but in the people they can push to be great”/GoDucks.com. More here. (AP file photo)
DFO: I'm probably as serious as I've ever been re: not voting for a presidential candidate or voting for someone other than the two from the major parties. If the Oregon Duck is on the ballot, I'll support the Duck (even though I'm a WSU fan).
Question: Why not the Duck?
When Oregon offensive lineman Carson York was given the prognosis of his second major knee injury in nine months, he wasn’t distraught. The former Lake City standout, who learned he’d miss the remainder of his senior season due to a broken knee cap he suffered in Ducks’ 52-25 win over Fresno State Saturday, had a more pragmatic approach to the helpless situation. “Initially, (I was) pretty upset, but when you think about it, I’m a pretty lucky individual,” the Coeur d’Alene product told reporters. “What I experienced and got to have is a whole lot more than I ever thought I’d get.” York, who injured his right petallar tendon in last season’s Rose Bowl game, injured the same knee. The injuries were unrelated in what York dubbed a “freak thing”. It took eight months to recover from the last injury. He’s scheduled for surgery today/Ryan Collingwood, VarsityCDA. More here. (Oregon Ducks photo of Carson York)
Question: Any Oregon Ducks fans out there?
CBSsports.com college football writer John Breech has named Oregon’s Carson York, a Lake City graduate, the second-best offensive lineman in the Pac-12. York, a senior, helped the Timberwolves to a 12-0 record and a state title in 2006. He’s a returning all-Pac 12 selection, a four-year starter and has already played in two Rose Bowls (’09, ’11) and a BCS National Championship (’10)/Ryan Collingwood, VarsityCDA blog. More here.
Question: When did you last attend a high school football game?
A reporter friend in Durango, Colo., Chuck Slothower, calls it, “Ducks-style journalism.”
On Facebook, Chuck writes, “I like to start fast, file a story before lunch. That opens up my ground game with the photographers. Pound the calls. Intercept tipped public documents. No one's seen this tempo. By mid-afternoon, sources are worn down and I'm filing at will. WIN THE DAY.”
He wrote that after reading about Oregon Ducks head football coach Chip Kelly, because we should all try to be more like Kelly.
Question: Who else should we strive to be like in this life?
On Nov. 4, Oregon offensive lineman Carson York was named to the ESPN
Academic All-District 8 team, with a 3.70 grade-point average as a
journalism/advertising major. The redshirt sophomore from Coeur d’Alene,
Idaho, was a first-team all-Pacific-10 Conference academic selection
last season. He’s also a very good football player. York has started
eight games for the Ducks this season capable of playing at both tackle
and guard. The Emerald caught up with York after practice this week for a
quick Q&A/Robert Husseman, UOregon Daily Emerald. More here. And: Carson York bio from UOregon Ducks football page here.
Question: Which former North Idaho high school players who have gone on to play sports in college or the pros do you still follow?
LeGarrette Blount, shown here in this AP file photo scoring a touchdown for the Tennessee Titans, against Seattle in an exhibition game Saturday in Seattle, punched a teammate during practice Wednesday. The rookie running back capped off a feisty night practice with a short punch to the helmet of
defensive end Eric Bakhtiari a few moments after having his own helmet
ripped off for the second time in as many plays. As you recall, Blount was kicked off the Oregon Ducks team for several games last year when he punched Boise State’s Byron Hout, a former Lake City High star, after the Broncos beat Oregon in the season opener for both teams. AP story here.
Question: Do hot heads ever grow up?
Oregon’s LaMichael James scores a touchdown during the first quarter of Thursday’s Rose Bowl-clinching win.
Today: Oregon vs. Ohio State, 2 p.m. TV: ABC Radio: 700-AM
LOS ANGELES – Oregon was pronounced dead by the college coroner the Thursday before Labor Day after the Ducks played like pond scum in a horrific season-opening defeat at Boise State.
Ohio State allegedly packed it in Sept. 12 when it lost at home to USC and forfeited all credibility with the civilized world in “prove-it” games against schools outside the comfy Big Ten confines.
The Rose Bowl was listing toward USC and the winner of Iowa-Penn State and there was nothing anyone was going to do about it.
OK, so how did we get here? More.
I’d like to go on the record as stating “Ducks” is a horrible name for a football team. (Yes, I can hear the gnashing of teeth from the newsroom). Anyone care to predict the outcome of today’s game?