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Oregon at Colorado: Game Preview

#2 Ducks take on less-hapless-than-usual Buffaloes in Boulder

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For those of you who can recall last year's matchup between these two teams, there was a bit of history to it: No team had ever been 44-point underdog underdog in conference history until Colorado's ill-fated venture into Autzen Stadium. The Ducks went on to beat the spread with a 70-14 victory. But that was last season. The Colorado Buffaloes are better this year. They're 2-1, they have a ...   More
 
Friday, October 4, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

California at Oregon: Game Preview

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California Golden Bears (1-2) vs. the Fighting Ducks of Oregon (3-0)Although it is now all but forgotten, Oregon and California had quite the rivalry in the aughts. The two schools, helmed by Mike Bellotti and his former protégé, Jeff Tedford, butted heads over recruits, ran the same offense—for a time—and seemed locked in endless one-upmanship over whose team could sport uglier yello...   More
 
Saturday, September 28, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: #2 Oregon at Virginia

Oregon flies east to play university founded by Tom Jefferson

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 Today marks the second-ranked Oregon Ducks first trip to the eastern time zone since the '70s. It also marks the first time Oregon has faced the oldest public school in the country, the University of Virginia. Suffice it to say, there isn't much history to discuss here. As the Oregonian's Andrew Greif ...   More
 
Saturday, September 7, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: Nicholls State at Oregon

59-point underdog Colonels accept $350,000 to try to beat the spread

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Football. Football is what brings us together today. Football, that blessed sport, that dream within a dream…something something sports.

That is the sole reason to care about today’s match-up with the Ducks’ decidedly less-than-exciting opponent, Colonels of Nicholls State. A 59-point underdog. A team that has somehow managed to be worse than last year’s Colorado. In fact, today i...   More
 
Saturday, August 31, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

10 Reasons This Season Will Be Different

Both Oregon schools enter the season ranked in the top 25

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After months of obsessing over recruiting rankings, crucial missed plays and the saga of Johnny Football, the 2013-14 college football season is finally upon us. The season officially kicks off with the battle of the Carolinas set to the tune of that old South Carolinian ditty, “Sandstorm,” on ESPN at 3pm this afternoon. Both Orego...   More
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Album Review: Boards of Canada, Tomorrow's Harvest (Warp)

Hear it for yourself tonight at Holocene's listening party.

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Ever since the release of Music Has the Right to Children in 1998, the alternately nostalgic and deeply unnerving ambient music of Boards of Canada has captivated a small, cultish fanbase. There are the thousands of YouTube videos trying to emulate the hallucinog...   More
 
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Softer Than Prozac

Despite celebrity status, a local therapy llama continues his charitable work.


Culture Features
Animal therapy is big and getting bigger. Veterans returning from the Bush Wars are raising dogs to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, and recent studies show that animals reduce anxiety    More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

New Column: Beaverton As Fuck

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Like many of the Portland-area's great columnists, John Locanthi grew up in Beaverton. After briefly considering making the big move to the nearest large city so he could write about how people there are different from people in Beaverton, John decided to just stay in Beaverton. This former WW intern is aggressively seeking full-time employment. In the meantime, he shares the Beaverton w...   More
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Jack the Giant Slayer

An English folktale, with extra potty humor.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the few English folktales Americans know by heart. A peasant boy sells his abusive guardian’s livestock for some beans, the beans get wet, a beanstalk grows, a   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Winter Guide 2013: Slippery Slope

A brandy-fueled test slide on the newfangled sleds.


Featured Stories
As a young lad coming of age in my Fortress of Solitude on the steep slopes of Cooper Mountain, there was no thrill greater than snowfall. The streets and the hilly local vacant lot were instant   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI
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