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Thursday
Oct162014

What if The Pick had never happened?

What if Kenny Wheaton had guessed wrong on that sunny October afternoon in 1994? How different would things be at Oregon if #20 hadn’t had the chance to cut back to greatness? Considering the circumstances, things could have been very, very different at Oregon…

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Monday
Sep152014

Every Oregon Game: The Spreadsheet.

For several years now I’ve been working on a comprehensive spreadsheet history of Oregon football.

I’ve received enough inquiries about this that I’ve decided to make the core spreadsheet available to Duck Downs viewers via Google Docs. I will maintain editability, but anyone with comments or corrections is welcome to contribute.

Click here for the Every Game Spreadsheet. 

One aspect I could use help in: the assistant coaches pre-Casanova. 

I hope this is beneficial to the history-challenged Oregon fan. If you like it — or not — feel free to drop a comment here.

Thursday
Sep262013

1894: Where it all began (and almost ended)

The origins of football at the University of Oregon can be traced to a major event on New Year’s Day of 1894 — the first game ever played in Oregon between teams from Oregon and California.

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Monday
Oct082012

November 9, 1940 – Oregon 18, UCLA 0

We’re back! Miss us?  We missed you too.

Click here for a new entry in The Program Project:  the 1940 UCLA game at Hayward Field.

Wednesday
Apr042012

For Washington Week, a book review: Scoreboard, Baby

The phrase “Scoreboard, Baby” means a lot to Duck fans. To authors Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry, it has broader meaning — enough that they made it the name of their brutal assessment of Rick Neuheisel and Washington’s fin-de-siècle football squad. “Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity”, released in October of this year, is the sad and harrowing tale of how a University, a program, and a city traded their souls for victories, and the safety of their constituents for playing time.

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