As Portland’s living room celebrates 30 years, an underemployed writer tests its livability.
Melting into the thick cushion of my light-blue butterfly chair, I pick up a copy of The New Yorker
from my mahogany TV tray. The dense, dry articles are a welcome
companion on this lazy afternoon
The Oregon Ducks football program kicked off spring football practice today. With a likely top 10 ranking entering the upcoming season, all eyes are focused on whether the team can play its way into the inaugural four-team college football playoff.
There are three things Oregon fans and reporters alike have been able to count on over the past five years: points, wins and not being abl...More
A toxin-filled writer sweats it out during 30 days of Bikram yoga.
Wiping the sweat from my brow, I bend forward, fingers
interlocked, and kick my right leg back. I’m ostensibly trying to form a
“T” but I’ve managed only a cursive “J.” This is not goi
Longtime coaches for Ducks, Longhorns to make final stand at the Alamo before retiring
Oregon (10-2) vs Texas (8-4) looked like a potential BCS matchup before the season started. Instead, the two teams meet in San Antonio for one final game before an offseason of significant change. After spending most of the season ranked in the top 2, the Ducks limp into the game after losing two of their final four games. Texas was mauled by Baylor in the de facto Big XII championship game after ...
Ducks play Beavers in the Civil War for dignity, Platypus
The oldest rivalry on the west coats finds #12 Oregon (9-2) and Oregon State (6-5) in a familiar position in the 117th iteration of the Civil War: Coming off of bad losses. The Ducks have won five straight in the series and hold a 14-game lead in it overall, but they have lost their final game before the Civil War in each of the past three seasons. The difference is that this time, it wasn't the D...
Mariota, nursing an injured knee, leads Oregon into stadium where Oregon QBs get injured
The fifth-ranked Ducks (9-1) face the inconsistent Arizona Wildcats (6-4) in the penultimate game of the regular season. Thanks to a Stanford loss last week, the Ducks once again control their own destiny in the Pac-12. Autzen Stadium will host the third annual Pac-12 Championship Game if the team wins tomorrow's game in Arizona Stadium and the Civil War.
But funny things always seem to happen...
For some reason, Ducks favored by 26 points against the team that beat Stanford
The Oregon Ducks (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) host the Utah Utes (4-5, 1-5 Pac-12) in the first ever meeting between these two schools as conference foes. Before the season, we joked about Utah not taking advantage of its supreme luck in not playing Oregon or Stanford in its first two seasons in the extended Pac-12. Welp, they're 1-0 against the Big Boys from the northern division thus far. Oregon, on the ot...
The Pac-12 Game of the Year or: How Oregon Decided to Stop Worrying About the BCS and Take Revenge on the Nerds
The preseason Pac-12 "Game of the Year" is finally upon us. For the second consecutive season, it is a revenge game between Oregon and the one conference team that beat Oregon the previous season—Stanford, in this case. Like USC the year before. Stanford started the season ranked in the top 5. Like USC the year before, Stanford lost to an unranked team before the Pac-12’s premier matchup. Like...
Heavily favored Ducks welcome Cooglings to Autzen... Wait, what's with the pink helmets?!
Remember how fun and exciting it was when Oregon took on a two-touchdown underdog in a hostile environment last week? [You betcha!—Ed.] Well it's back to the five-touchdown dogs—or should I say "Cougs"—this weekend with former high profile football coach Mike Leach's Cougars coming to town.
Before you scoff, I'll remind you that these aren't the same Cougs you've seen the past few...
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