Naming Contest For Troubled Oregon Ducks Football Team


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Jack Bogdanski got the ball rolling last night with his proposed "Jail Ducks" name for the Oregon Ducks football team. The Pac-10 champion Ducks have made it hard lately for fans of their on-the-field performance to avoid fearing we're headed toward an all-encompassing "Jail Blazers" conclusion for the players' mounting number of off-the-field legal run-ins. (We're not the only ones who are ...   More
 
Friday, February 19, 2010 HANK STERN

And The Winner Of Our Naming Contest Is ...


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Reader Kyle S., whose new nickname choice for the troubled Oregon Ducks football team is "Chain Gang Green." Kyle's entry, which wins him four free tickets to tomorrow night's men's basketball game between the University of Portland and the University of San Francisco, was the best among a couple dozen reader submissions that included the Dregs, Malicious Mallards and Water Foul. Read the ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 HANK STERN

What The Hell's Going On With The Ducks?


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Three quick moments of disclosure before I opine on the latest problem for an Oregon football player: 1) I am a season-ticket holding Ducks fanatic who has followed this team's fortunes with childish passion since I was a child in the 70s. 2) I did a lot of dumb things in college. 3) And I of course believe in the concept of innocent until proven guilty. But what the hell is going on in Eugene? We're ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 HANK STERN

The Duck Mascot Is Free


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Thursday, March 4, 2010 HANK STERN

Thoughts On A Brutal Day For Oregon Football Fans


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While Oregon Ducks fans await the football fates today of quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and running back LaMichael James after their legal problems, I've got two questions beyond "what the hell's going on down there?" 1) Football season ticket renewal notices are out with an April 30 deadline to renew. Will there be any dropoff in what has been a seemingly inelastic market (And in case you're ...   More
 
Friday, March 12, 2010 HANK STERN

Bye Bye Bellotti


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I had my ups and downs with Mike Bellotti when he coached Oregon football. I'm never going to hate completely on a guy who elevated the football program when he took over in 1995. But Bellotti's announcement today that he's leaving the athletic director's post less than a year into it for an ESPN analyst's job definitely smacks of "when the going got tough, Bellotti got going to a much easier job." I'm ...   More
 
Friday, March 19, 2010 HANK STERN

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