The Portland Poly Scene

 John Donne said no man is an island, while Simon & Garfunkel said they were. But weren’t they all missing the point? Islands might be OK metaphors, sure, but they are much better as actual   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

UPDATE: City of Oregon, Ohio, Will Not Ruin Own Good Name Because #Sprots (POLL)

With Oregon Ducks playing the Ohio State Buckeyes for the college football title, this suburb of Toledo picks a side


UPDATED: Per Toledo's ABC affiliate (with a tip of the hat to Deadspin), the mayor of Oregon, Ohio, has decided that the town will NOT change its name for the upcoming national championship matchup. Oregon, Ohio, has had the name since before its namesake attained statehood. The mayor of Oregon, Ohio, also announced plans to "declare the January 5th-12th Ohio State Buckeye Week" ...   More
Sunday, January 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

The Oregon Ducks' Blowout of Florida State Inspires Festival of Memes


The University of Oregon Ducks' trashing of the Florida State University Seminoles in Thursday's Rose Bowl means a trip for the Ducks to the national collegiate football championship on Jan 12.  It also means a new round of stories suggesting Ducks QB Marcus Mariota may be the best ever, and other columns cheering the end of the national nightmare of FSU--a team whose dominance on the field was ...   More
Friday, January 2, 2015 WWeek Staff

Ready For The Rose Bowl: Stories To Make You Sound Smarter While Watching the Game

University of Oregon

We're eagerly anticipating Thursday's Rose Bowl game between the University of Oregon and Florida State University (2 pm on ESPN). If you want to sound more informed with your buddies as you crowd around the TV, here are links of the best stories that have been published elsewhere.The Guardian argues Ducks QB Marcus Mariota will succeed in the NFL where other Heisman Trophy winners have not.Grantland ...   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 WWeek Staff

Personnel Foul

Central Catholic questions its hiring practices as sexual misconduct allegations surface about another football coach.

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When it comes to football, Central Catholic High School has a lot to cheer about. The Rams—with a long tradition of winning—finished the season with 12 wins and just one loss while outscor   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

World Cup 2014 Scouting Report

The cast of characters in soccer’s biggest free-for-all.

The World Cup starts with two weeks of utter chaos. Called the group stage, teams compete within eight groups of four teams each. Each group plays a round-robin tournament. There are always multip   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Deadspin Hates You, Portland Timbers Fans (and Sounders Fans)

Asks MLS to make a better Chevrolet, just like Honda did.


Ah, springtime ascendant. Is it mere coincidence that the PSU Farmer's Market and Portland Timbers season kickoffs are on consecutive Saturdays, starting with the Timbers' opening match against the Philadelphia Union on March 8? Both offer the same exhortation: Buy local, buy fresh. Import neither your soccer matches nor your freezer-truck tomato.Well, Deadspin's peeing on your parade a bit. After ...   More
Friday, March 7, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Game Preview: Utah vs #6 Oregon

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 other ...   More
Friday, November 15, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Game Preview: #2 Oregon vs #6 Stanford

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 ...   More
Thursday, November 7, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

#12 UCLA vs #2 Oregon: Game Preview

Oregon Lite takes on Oregon Classic in primetime showdown


The second-ranked Oregon Ducks (7-0) face their stiffest test yet in the 12th-ranked UCLA Bruins (5-1) on Saturday at 4 pm PST on ESPN. This the second game of a brutal back-to-back road trip for the Bruins, who are coming off a disappointing loss to the athletically superior nerds of Stanford in Palo Alto. This is the first time the teams have met since a disinterested Oregon team bested the Bruins ...   More
Friday, October 25, 2013 by John Locanthi


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