Steve Sarkisian

Ducks Expect to Dominate Bye in This Week’s Action

Welcome to the most relieved website on Earth. Just when it appeared the Ducks’ domination of the Huskies might come to an end, Washington turned to its hurry-up offense and scored in just under a Millenia. This week, Oregon takes a...

FishDuck Correspondents Around the League at the Start of the Season

The beginning of the football season marks the return of many of our long-term writers at FishDuck.com, and Kim Hastings providing the humor is something I’ve been looking forward to all summer! He will not be on Saturdays as in…

USC and ASU: The Mouths that Roared

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out By this time next week, half of the teams in the country will no longer be undefeated. As the season progresses and more teams fall, reality will set in for more and more fan bases — and...

USC to Win Pac-12? Not Happening

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out In the 2012 preseason poll, the media picked what turned out to be the 7-6 University of Southern California Trojans as the top team in the land. It took three years to recover from being burned by their...

USC coach Sarkisian takes jab at Oregon’s uniforms

You have to imagine that being tabbed the preseason media favorite has USC head coach Steve Sarkisian feeling a little extra confident this week. On Friday he may have allowed his confidence to go slightly far in taking a mild-tempered shot at the Oregon Ducks. More specifically, Sarkisian took aim at Oregon’s multiple uniform combinations.…

Football Coaches and Musical Chairs

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out A long time ago I was presented with a riddle that involved a war in the Middle East and went something like this: You take a hand-held calculator and add up or multiply this and that representing…

Jim Mora Runs a Professional Operation at UCLA — Not So Much

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out In a gag-me-with-a-spoon move coming from two time zones away, ESPN’s Adam Rittenburg dished up an unappetizing morsel about the professionalism of Jim Mora and the UCLA

Three Challenges for Three Coaches: Sarkisian, Petersen, Helfrich

Every football program and every coach wants to win. Unfortunately, the way the game is structured, there are always going to be as many losers as winners. So, we fans should be happy if our team wins more than half...

The Pac-12 Days of Christmas

*Please note that this story is completely fictitious, and meant to be nothing more than a satirical look at the Conference of Champions. Any and all references, conversations, and situational humor is strictly fiction, and in no way depicts any...

Television Alternatives For the Broken-Bracketed

It’s Saturday morning, Ducks fans!  There is reason to rejoice as our beloveds are still alive in the NCAA Tournament.  Later today, the Ducks take on the Wisconsin Badgers in a second-round match-up that Wisconsin fans have been awaiting ever since a certain Rose Bowl.  Badger fans are FIRED UP for this, baby!

Ma and Pa Kettle in line early for tickets

Ma and Pa Kettle in line early for tickets.

But what happens if we *gulp* lose?  What if our season is over, and our bracket is broken into a million pieces?  It was still a very fine season, and the envy of our Northwest rivals, but you might just want to watch something that isn’t The Tournament this weekend.  But what?

Is there anything to watch?

Is there anything to watch?

That’s why you have me around.  To find the hidden gems in television broadcasting.  So here are a few ideas for this weekend:

The Lorenzo Romar Story:  Reggie Jackson was Mr. October.  Jerry West was Mr. Clutch.  Pat Morita was Mr. Miyagi.  Watch at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time as Ion TV presents the story of the 2013-14 Washington Huskies.

"Lo"

“Lo?  Is that you?”

Hoop Glory:  It may be barely basketball, but the story of Oregon State’s Phoenix-like rise from the vanquished and humiliated Duck Chow, to participants in the AFL/CIO (or whatever it was called) is worth examining through the eyes of legendary producer John Waters.

See the rapt expressions on the faces of OSU fans as they packed the Charlie Sitton Bleachers near Ralph Miller Court in the bowels of Gill Coliseum to watch their team in a battle of the ages against . . . Radford?  Lifetime Movie Network presents at 11 a.m. PT.

"For the love of God, More Chainsaw"

“For the love of God, more chainsaw.”

The FishDuck Chronicles:  Is it time for football yet?  As a matter of fact, it is.  National Geographic has reached into the archives of our football tutorials to answer the question, “What makes Oregon’s offense so good?”

Is it luck, like Steve ‘the-drubbing-we-took-isn’t-indicative-of-the-difference-between-these-teams’ Sarkisian would have us believe?

Nope.

Is it because we cheat, as Oregon State dearly hoped would be the case?

Negative, captain.

So what is it then?

Yeah baby!

Yeah, baby!

Go Ducks!  Belt the Badgers!

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