Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oregon State Jokes

How do you make Beaver cookies?
Beat them up and take them out of the bowl.

How do you keep a Beaver out of your garden?
Plant a bed of roses.

Here are some older ones from the Wine's Family Blog & Lightning Strikes Blog.

Goooooo Ducks!

Bellotti says that Kelly doesn't have an interview scheduled on Wednesday as previously reported.

Oregon's cheerleaders are getting some more attention.

Reed was named MVP and Jeremiah Johnson most inspirational player during Oregon's postseason awards banquet.

Here are some absolutely wonderful quotes from Oregon State fans.

Interesting tid bits from the Civil War...
  • The Ducks were 9 yards shy of beating Oregon State's most yards allowed in a game (Penn State - 454)... IN THE FIRST HALF.
  • 65 points were the most ever allowed by OSU

OSU... That was payback for 2000! For those of you who know Dolemite (I got this text from him)... "U should just walk around town and bitch slap Beaver fans because that's what the Ducks did last night"

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

White Stag

University of Oregon has proposed to change the "Made in Oregon" sign to read "University of Oregon." While there may be several opposed to the sign changing due to it being an "iconic symbol" in the Portland, let me remind people that this would be the sign's 3rd name change from the original "White Satin" that rose above Portland's waterfront.

  • In 1940 the sign was built for White Satin Sugar Co.
  • In 1959 the sign was changed from "White Satin" to "White Stag" for White Stag Sportswear.
  • In 1997 the sign was changed from "White Stag" to "Made in Oregon"

Beaver Humor

Monday, November 24, 2008

What Do You Wager On The Civil War?

Being Civil War week there are bets being made all around the state between Duck and Beaver fans. Most you will find are not monetary but wagers that humiliate, embarrass and generally belittle the losers. I'm interested to hear about these bets (either this year or in the past) and will post some of the top ones for the amusement of everyone.

GameDay Hates Corvallis

Friday, November 21, 2008

Random Links of the Day

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Brown Favoring Oregon!

According to Inside the U, Bryce Brown, the number 1 running back recruit in the nation (according to both Scout and Rivals), is favoring Oregon over Miami (the school he committed to last February). A bit surprising, especially since heavy rain poured down on Autzen during his visit for the Stanford game. Go Ducks!

Friday, November 14, 2008

ESPN Uniform Coverage

I'm sure many of you heard that the black helmet was on it's way to ESPN for some television coverage. I didn't get a chance to check it out until I found (thanks to Michael Wines for posting) this clip from ESPN college gameday live. I love how there really isn't a bad thing said about Oregon's uniforms during this clip. Uniforms are one of many things that have obviously helped Oregon football become a national presence in the media.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Here to Stay

I randomly found this video and had to post it. I remember being at this game and not being impressed.

"Both are here to stay" Ohh... really?!?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Black Helmet Look

Here are some pictures of the new black helmet that will most likely be used for the Arizona game this weekend. As a few people have posted the helmets may be just as much green as they are black. One commenter said that since we have the "grellow" helmets are these to be considered "grack" or "bleen"?

You do have to love Jeremiah Johnson's quote (from Moseley's post above) regarding the new black jerseys and helmets looking like Oregon State's.

“I think I speak for the whole town of Eugene when I say, black goes better with green and yellow,” Johnson said. “That’s my whole take on it. Black and orange don’t even look right to me. If that’s their color, we take it and make it look better.”

Eat it OSU... Which team is 7-3 and which team is 6-3? Start talking Roses once you've taken care of Cal and Arizona.

Arrested Development Movie Green Lit?

So is this just another teaser or can it be the real deal? I guess anything to keep it in the press...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Little Scuffle

Byrd was kicked out of an intense practice today and may face disciplinary action.

Really? Black Helmets?

According to Moseley, after much speculation, black helmets will be tested out tomorrow (Wednesday). The new jerseys that are being spread around the Internet will likely not be worn, perhaps saving them for a more publicised game.

Another Huge Recruiting Weekend

According to, Oregon has another huge recruiting weekend ahead. So far there are five 4 star players that will be in attendance. And apparently, regardless of the home-crowd boos, last weekend's recruits had a great time.

New Uniforms?!?!

Will the Ducks be wearing new unforms this weekend? Nike has released some new Blackout Duck gear that is very similar to the jersey shown in the previous link. I know we've been hearing about a black helmet also so I wonder if they will be introducing all new helmets also.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Recruit Visits this Weekend

According to Scout here are the recruits that are visiting this weekend. Did you happen to notice that the #1 safety and #1 running back will be in Eugene this weekend? What I love even more about even these 3 guys is their locations... Kansas, Texas and Louisiana.

Rickert wrote an extensive piece on the recruits those and 3 more that will be visiting this weekend.

Here is a quick recap:
  • Bryce Brown - #1 running back (5 star) from Wichita, Kansas. 6' and 200lbs. Currently a soft verbal to Miami where his brother is a freshman
  • Craig Loston - #1 safety (5 star) from Houston, Texas. 6'1", 190lbs wtiha 4.57 40 time. Originally committed to Clemson (and planned on enrolling in January) but decommitted after Bowden was fired.
  • Montrell Conner - #31 running back (4 star) from Monroe, Louisiana. Currently committed to Mississippi State.
  • Charles Siddoway - #20 offensive tackle (4 star) from Eugene, Oregon. 6'6", 305lbs and 5.3 40 time. I'm guessing this isn't his first Duck game.
  • Jaz Reynolds - #84 wide receiver (3 star) from Houston, Texas. 6'3", 180lbs and 4.82 40 time. He's from the same school as Loston.
  • Curtis White - defensive end from Eugene, Oregon. 6'5" and 240 lbs. White committed to the Ducks last winter for the 2010 season.

Arizona Start Time

They are still trying to figure out a way to get the Arizona game on television next weekend. For some reason Fox Sports picked UCLA / Washington (my definition of a dumpster diver) for their 7:15 broadcast and overlooked an Oregon / Arizona game that pits two likely bowl teams. The weasel did it again...

Masoli to Start?

Kelly has defended his choice that Masoli is the better quarterback. While we may see both quarterbacks play but Masoli, despite his ups and downs in the throwing game, still gives the Ducks the best chance to win because of his dual threat. Give him a chance, remember how Dixon fared his Junior year? Masoli hasn't even been at Oregon 6 months and still has a long way to go. But it can only get better... Right?!? Plus after this year Masoli still has 3 years left to play 2. There is a reason the guy won the JC National Championship his first year. We can't expect so much in as a first year in Division 1A but Ducks are still sitting pretty at 6-3 with a potential for a 10 win season if they can win out. Not bad for a "transition year."

B Roy's Buzzer Beater

For those who didn't watch the finish to an amazing Blazer game last night. There was 8 points scored in the final 2 seconds of the game. 5 of those were Brandon Roy. Here are some highlights.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

#1 RB to Visit!

Bryce Brown, the nation's #1 running back recruit (both Scout and Rivals) from Kansas is said to be visiting Eugene this weekend for the Oregon / Stanford game. Let's hope for some good weather and a big win.

Misc. Updates

Some interesting notes from Moseley...

Roper playing with the first string.
Drew Davis replacing Jaison Williams.
Arizona game to be either at 3:30 or 7:15.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fire All Pac-10 Refs

You can't blame any one game on the refs but you have to admit the officiating in the Pac-10 has been absolutely horrible this year. Yesterday's game vs. Cal there were so many poor calls on both sides of the ball and I've never been one to believe in "make up" calls. I'm sick of this crap. Once the new commissioner starts he should re-tool the whole damn officiating crew.