Friday, November 26, 2010

Good Luck Ducks, Week 13: Quack Friday

Apparently, all you have to do to beat the Oregon Ducks is follow "The Blueprint" that the California Golden Bears apparently authored and you will beat them. Nevermind that the Ducks are playing at home. Nevermind that Oregon hadn't won at Cal since 2001 and had never beaten Cal coach Jeff Tedford, Oregon's own former offensive coordinator on the road. Nevermind that the Ducks had their worst offensive game of the year, yet were still able to move the ball at will when it mattered the most. Nevermind that the defense did not give up any points after Cal's improbable opening drive.

Nevermind that the Ducks actually won the football game. Oregon defends its #1 ranking for another week, coming off of another bye, at home against the Arizona Cardinal Wildcats. (Note: If I see Arizona wear those red uniforms and Stanford the black ones one more time, I'm going to permanently call them the Cardinal.) Coach Mike Stoops has claimed that he won't order any fake injuries on defense in this game, unlike some past opposition, but conisdering he's the least reputable of the coaching Stoops family, I wouldn't put it past him. I'm satisfied with a win here and a win against Oregon State no matter what the margin, but I wouldn't mind being spared the anxiety this week.

Let's recap last year's game, which was probably the most exciting game I've seen since the Joey Harrington era.

Woooo! Rush the field!!!


Oh wait... what happened??



But wait... there's more!



Oh... that's classy.

Game time at 4:00 PST today in sunny Eugene. National TV coverage is provided by the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.

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