Charles Fischer, The Man: A Toast to FishDuck

Brent Pennington Editorials 0 Comments

We all know Charles Fischer, aka The FishDuck, host and moderator of FishDuck.com, chieftain of chatboard chivalry, dean of Duckfan diplomacy. But from what humble beginnings arose this Charles Fischer, The FishDuck? And more importantly, who is Charles Fischer, the Man? Charles started FishDuck.com in 2011 out of pure fandom. He recognized the power of social media, the appeal of …

Are the Playoffs and Realignment HURTING College Football?

Jon Joseph Editorials 27 Comments

Calling the current college football landscape “unfair” would be the understatement of the year. Things weren’t always this way, as conferences used to be aligned according to the regions of the country, with sensible, and most importantly, balanced schedules. Conference champions weren’t determined in revenue-driven championship games. They were simply awarded to the team that had the best record at …

The Oregon Offense: Arroyo’s Slot Outs Concept

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 40 Comments

There are a lot of misconceptions about Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo’s passing game. Fans incorrectly label his strategies as “predictable” or “contrived,” when in reality, there’s a level of creativity to many of them. This week, let’s return to the offensive side of the ball and dispel the myths about Arroyo’s passing offense. Over the next handful of articles, I …

Oregon vs. Auburn Is Around the Corner. Who Has the Edge?

BigDucksFan Editorials 66 Comments

At long last, the time is coming. All offseason, the Oregon-Auburn matchup has been analyzed, dissected and prodded like a lab experiment. We’ve had a full offseason to talk it over, hash it out, voice our thoughts, read all the articles, get others’ opinions and get the national consensus. Now it’s time to decide. Who do you think will win …

Oregon Recruiting Hits a Snag at Defensive Line

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 88 Comments

There’s no better weapon in college football than a deep and talented defensive line. Other positions such as quarterback and offensive line are also important, but a dominant defensive line is paramount. Even the most explosive offenses become ordinary when facing an elite front four. Look at last season’s National Championship Game, in which arguably the best offense in college …

The Stars Are Aligning for Oregon Women’s Basketball

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting 12 Comments

In seemingly the blink of an eye, the Oregon Women’s Basketball program has risen to the top of the NCAA rankings, with some experts even favoring them to win the National Championship. However, with such a meteoric rise, it’s fair to wonder whether the program can sustain this level of success after this group of players moves on. I think …

Show Me the Money! Your Oregon Football Gambling Guide

AJ Costilla Editorials 24 Comments

Some of you may remember the days of the Sunday parlay, before the NCAA strong-armed the state into banning sports betting entirely. Well, the good ol’ days are back. The Oregon Lottery recently announced plans to launch an app called “Scoreboard” that will allow betting on NFL games. Hopefully, the app will allow betting on college football in the near …

Pac-12 in the Playoff? Don’t Count on It

Jon Joseph Editorials 59 Comments

[To the tune of “Limbo Rock” by Chubby Checker] Every Pac-12 player twirl All around Champagne Larry’s world Gonna do da limbo rock Hope da conference won’t be jocked. North be limbo, North be quick South go under limbo stick As the Pac-12’s playoff hopes drop Hey, let’s do the limbo rock! Limbo lower now Limbo lower now How low …

Netflix Is Coming to Eugene! Well, Sort of …

Cameron Johansson Editorials 9 Comments

The off-season is a boring time for just about everyone. Saturdays, once full of tailgates and excitement, have turned into days to run errands. Every week is a bye week. Baseball is great and everything, but watching 162 games does come with its stints of boredom. These days, I find myself watching a lot of Netflix — re-watching Friends for …