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October 25

Class ?????



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 Or Education  or teaching something to some people?
Lets try the fanatic for starters ?
In any sport there are winners and there are losers..  
Like last night for example  in the world series ?
I thought after game 1 the Giants would take out KC in all the games?
Didn't happen now The Royals have the upper hand at 2-1 ?
See the fanatic cant understand that?
Why I guess ?
I guess as I said its either in most cases a national title or nothing?
Lets take a look at that, shall we?
How many teams play for a title  2.  One wins and the other gets beat!
In  a recent blog I stated  this, in any  sport the fanatic  cant be satisfied with even a blowout?
NO SIR , they want more more more .
Lets rehash shall we,  In most of Oregon's wins in football so far this year /
The fanatic  isn't satisfied, game one a 62-13 win?
Then 46-27?
48-14, The win  over Washington I was at so I didn't have to listen to any crying?
The win over Washington state must have almost left some almost bedridden ?
Final 38-31?
OMMGOD I recall the sun did come out the next day when Oregon got beat by Arizona .
Final 31-24.   Beating UCLA by 12, was NOT GOOD ENOUGH 42-30.  
But as my buddy Pete says these fanatics are from all over the nation and he's right!
October 25

here is the game I watched!!!

Ducks Prove More Than Capable of Winning a Shootout
Release: 10/25/2014
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Courtesy: Associated Press

by Rob Moseley

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — When the Oregon offense is clicking the way it did for much of Friday night, it seems like the only thing that can stop the Ducks is themselves.

And that did happen against California in Levi's Stadium, as Oregon committed two turnovers and punted on three straight drives in the second half. But on the Ducks' first 11 possessions they scored eight times and punted just once, allowing the UO football team to win a shootout with the Golden Bears, 59-41.

"We got off to a real good start; kind of had a slump in the third quarter, kind of got complacent," junior all-purpose back Byron Marshall said. "But when we were on, we were on tonight. I though that was really nice. We've just got to find a better way of being consistent the whole game."

The Ducks were sharp from the get-go Friday, finding the end zone on each of their first two possession. Then, as was the case against UCLA and Washington the two previous weeks, Oregon gained some separation in the second quarter, outscoring Cal 24-14 to build a lead that remained double digits the rest of the way.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota led the way as usual, completing 18-of-30 passes for 326 yards and five touchdowns, giving him 11 scoring passes in two road games against Cal in his career. Dwayne Stanford and emerging star Pharaoh Brown caught two scoring passes apiece, and Marshall added another in a triumphant homecoming for the native of nearby San Jose.

The Ducks also got the third straight 100-yard effort from freshman running back Royce Freeman. Over the last three weeks he has 402 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, and is averaging 5.8 yards per carry.

"We were just executing our game," senior center Hroniss Grasu said. "Our communication was good, Marcus did a hell of a job throwing the ball, the receivers did a hell of a job catching it and the running backs did a great job."

Oregon scored on its opening possession for the first time since the season-opening win over South Dakota, and needed to after Cal opened the game with a touchdown drive. The Golden Bears feature another of the nation's most explosive offenses, but on this night it was the Ducks who scored most often.

"From an offensive mindset, I like the shootout," said Brown, the tight end who has developed into one of Oregon's most dangerous weapons in the red zone. "We like to put up touchdowns, so when you put them up all night, I love it."

Brown's first touchdown and two by Stanford helped the Ducks to a 38-28 halftime lead. Oregon then scored twice to open the second half, beginning with a 54-yard touchdown reception by Marshall after a penalty had the Ducks facing third-and-21.

Marshall estimated he had about 40 friends and family in the stands watching at the new home stadium for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.

"I was excited," Marshall said. "You've got family in the stands, and you're playing where the pros play, so you've got to play like pros. That's what I was saying to everybody — you've got to play like pros, be special."

Freeman continues to prove himself a special back, though after the game he was lamenting the Ducks' lapse in the middle of the second half.

"It's not about sticking with anybody else," Freeman said. "We're trying to play to our standard, and score every time we get possession."

On Friday night, the Ducks very nearly did that, winning a shootout between two of the nation's best units thanks to an offense that is playing with as much balance and versatility as any in the country.

October 25

was I watching the same game?

Oregon won?? ‏

Oregon won??

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Pac-12 Football ‏

Pac-12 Football

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Final  from California , Oregon 59 Cal 41 Or did Oregon win?
Its was again like hearing and watching this  game in  a   Nursery with a young child?
Sure I know we as fans want our team to win BUT?
 Could we some how give some dern credit where C is due?
A stat was made last night that I thought might end the world as we know it?
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota threw an interception?  
Lions and tigers and bears ohhmy! And as an Oregon fan I know darn well some
Oregon fans have this somewhat Hate for Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich But I
liked what the coach said about the interception he noted Its ok it happens and don't we
 learn from mistakes?
But lets recall what the fanatic wants a Crucifixion meaning Christ on a cross?
A positive Note if I dare, Mariota did Complete 18 out of 30 for 326 yards?
OOOHHHNO this almost made one fanatic  I know slip into a  coma?
I'm joking however but The Golden Bears did however CUT  "OUCH" into Oregon's lead
making the score? dare they,   and did Oregon play without Mistakes?
NO ....In another sport we know as baseball the term a perfect game is pitched in that contest
No walks, No hits and its basically 27 up and 27 down , can that occur in football?
I say NO meaning No yards gain, No pass completions , No first downs?
OOHMYGOD LOOK      ......1        2         3          4          TOTAL
                      #6  Oregon     14      24       14       7             59
                            Cal              14      14       7         6             41
OOPS I see some numbers put up by Cal   cant have that.
So see this is what  I see when watching  a college football and make my observations with a full
blown fanatic?
God can you see this fanatic as a coach?
I hope not, we would have coaches getting fired and rehired at the drop of a penalty Flag?
DAMNED IF THEY DO> and Damned if they don't?
October 25

Oregon football

Postgame Notebook: No. 6 Oregon at Cal
Release: 10/24/2014
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No. 6 Oregon at Cal - Postgame Notebook

Marcus Mariota set the Oregon career mark for passing yards, eclipsing Bill Musgrave’s (1987-90) former record of 8,343. He now has 8,625.

•Mariota passed for a touchdown for the 33rd straight game - every game of his career. His streak is second among current players behind Marshall’s Rakeem Cato (39), who set the NCAA record in the Thundering Herd’s win over Florida International last Saturday.

•Mariota has passed for multiple TDs in eight straight games - the longest active streak in the FBS.

•Mariota’s streak of passing attempts without an interception ended at 253 after his first pick of the season. It ranks as the second-longest streak in Pac-12 history behind his previous best of 353.

•Mariota moved into third on the Pac-12 career list for touchdown passes with 87.

Dwayne Stanford had career-highs of six receptions, 103 yards and two touchdowns.

Devon Allen returned to the role of kick returner with Thomas Tyner out of the lineup and ripped off a career-long 45-yarder.

Charles Nelson had his second touchdown on a punt return this season, scoring from 58 yards out.

Royce Freeman set the UO mark for rushing yards by a true freshman and now has 748 for the season. Freeman rushed for more than 100 yards for a third straight game, finishing with 112 on 22 carries with two touchdowns. His 13 rushing TDs on the season are tied for the eighth-most by a UO player in a single season and one off the freshman record of 14 set by LaMichael James in 2009.

•Freeman has rushed for multiple touchdowns in 5 of 8 games this season.

Byron Marshall hauled in a career-long 54-yd TD reception. He became the sixth different Oregon receiver with a catch of 50 or more yards this season.

Troy Hill has a career-high four pass breakups to go with a forced fumble. His 12 breakups on the season are tied for the Pac-12 lead.

•Mariota has now totaled 30 touchdowns on the season (24 passing, 5 rushing, 1 receiving), which leads the FBS.

•Oregon was without a key player from each unit with RB/RET Thomas Tyner, DE Arik Armstead and K Matt Wogan out of action. Starting WR Keanon Lowe was also out of the lineup for the second straight game.

•The Ducks ran their winning streak against Cal to six straight games.

•Mariota has 11 passing TDs in two career road games against the Golden Bears.

October 25

In my view

social media as in facebook ‏

social media as in facebook

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 Recently and yes some enjoy Face book I don't example when
many misinterpret what many say?
I sent an email that was NOT ON FACEBOOK but I was  told it was?
I will not blog about any controversial subjects or  try not to do!
The face book friend however didn't see it that way?
The face book subject talked about Oregon fanatical fans, something I think
the face book friend some how knew they could be one???
A FANATIC!!!   For this blogger I think social media is like my friend Ron says hanging out
your dirty laundry out for all to see???
Now did  I say everyone must agree with me?
I hope not!   
I am not on facebook anymore why I don't want to be controversial On facebook
I have blogged about this subject till I'm sick of it!
Don't  we live ina  free country?
Sure we do meaning everyone has their right an this blogger has mine!
I know one dude who used FB to attack this blogger by calling me abusive?
That I saw as very immature in my view, I came back said "you have something to say
say it to me"   No response from the guy?
My other view for FB a big playground with children saying "my dads better than your dad???
IN this bloggers view and maybe not yours...
October 25

cant win em all

Second Overtime Dooms Ducks Again
Release: 10/24/2014
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Courtesy: Eric Evans

EUGENE, Ore. – UO (6-7-2, 2-4-1) suffered another double-overtime loss and fell 1-0 to USC (9-5-2, 3-4-0) at Papé Field thanks to a goal in the 104th minute from the Trojans’ Sydney Sladek.

How It Happened: USC found the back of the net in the early stages of the second overtime. The Ducks were dispossessed in the middle of the field in the 104th minute, and the Trojans quickly took advantage of the turnover. Sladek’s chip shot from 25 yards out found its way over a leaping Abby Steele and gave the Trojans the golden goal.

Both teams had opportunities throughout the game to keep it from going to overtime, but neither were able to convert. Most notably for the Ducks was Bri Pugh’s chance in the 90th minute right before regulation time ended. Pugh faced a tough angle in the left-hand area of the box, but she only had the keeper to beat. Her shot went low and near post, right into the gut of the Trojan keeper.

USC’s edge in shots (18-13) wasn’t totally indicative of the back-and-forth affair. The Trojans almost put one in the back of the net at the tail end of the first half when they recorded two corners and three shots in a 1:08-minute span, but the Ducks also threatened to win the game in the first overtime when they possessed the ball for the better portion of the 10 minutes of extra time.

What It Means: The loss drops the Ducks to 2-4-1 in Pac-12 play. They will enter Sunday’s match 10th place in the conference.

By The Numbers: Pugh led the team in shots (6) for the 10th time this season…The team forced the USC keeper into making seven saves – the Ducks’ second-highest total of the season…The Trojans attempted seven corner kicks to Oregon’s zero…Tonight was UO’s seventh overtime game of the season which is the most in school history for a single season.

Notables: Abby Steele was back in the net for the Ducks for the first time in just over two games…Kiyomi Cook was second on the team in shots with two.

Next Up: The Ducks will shake off tonight and prepare for their game with No. 1 UCLA (14-0-2,6-0-1) at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Papé Field. The Bruins defeated Oregon State 3-0 tonight in Corvallis.

October 25

Point Set match

Ducks Drop Five Setter to No. 18 Arizona State
Release: 10/24/2014
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EUGENE, Ore – The No. 11 Oregon volleyball team dropped a five-setter to No. 18 Arizona State, 19-25, 26-24, 20-25, 26-24, 15-9.

How it Happened: Despite two convincing wins by Oregon in sets one and three, Arizona State found a way to grind out sets two and four, winning 26-24 in each. In the fifth and deciding set, Oregon (16-4, 6-4) conceded six-straight points to go down 6-2, a deficit the Ducks would not be able to overcome.

The Ducks could not find their rhythm offensively throughout the match and the team that ranks 13th in the nation in hitting percentage was held to under .200 in each of the five sets, finishing at .137. Meanwhile the Ducks picked up the slack defensively, recording 88 digs, the most since Nov. 2, 2013 to go with 12 blocks, Oregon’s highest total against a conference opponent this season.

What It Means: Oregon is now halfway through the Pac-12 season with a 6-4 record and despite the loss will enter the second half of the season, no worse than in a tie for fourth place. With the Oregon in solid position for yet another tournament bid, Coach Moore and the Ducks will be keeping an eye on the RPI numbers where they currently sit No. 7. That number will become more and more important as the season draws to a close, with teams vying for the 16 NCAA bids to host the first and second rounds.

Notes and Numbers: Liz Brenner tied a career high with 20 digs and recording her 14th double-double of the season…she also co-led the team with 17 kills…Amanda Benson set a season high 23 digs…Shellsy Ashen tallied her first double-double of the season with 26 assists and 10 digs.

Next Up: The Ducks will stay in Eugene to host the Bay Area schools. Oregon will start with California, Friday Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. followed by Stanford, Sunday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. Both matches will be on the Pac-12 Networks.

October 24

wait dont press the IGNORE button??

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Anyone not choosing to live in the real world?
You have been warned!
Today or tonight  Oregon is a 18 point favorite over the Cal bears ,   BUT!!!!
The biggest upset so far in the history of College football came in 2007 when
Appalachian State upset Michigan in Michigan in front of 109,208 fans?
Sorry FANTICS it  can be done!
In my research I see Arizona an Stanford  have the upper hand on Oregon  lets look shall
First Arizona beat Oregon scores of  42-16 and ah  31-24?
Now Stanford 17-14 in OT, 26-20 last year beat the ducks!
It can happen....Now be fore you ask this blogger when I started hating Oregon football?
Or when did I quit liking sports?
I as I pointed out I live in the real world!!!!!
I am rather positive a fanatical gambler would Toss money away like it was being printed in
the basement?
Lets look at some odds?
I love playing the slots at a casino ?
The odds are in my research 1 in 262,144 at winning?
rolling snake eyes is 1 in 36?
Sure one cant compare rolling dice and a college football game and did I say there was???
I had a baseball coach In high school say they put their pants on just like we do.
I also love blogging about Parity in sports More athletes going everywhere to play any sport!
I think its good for sports, IN MY OPINION !
October 24

something to chew on???

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Are we forced ?

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 The question I think many don't understand ?
Tonight in California at Levi's stadium for college football The Oregon Ducks
take on the CAL   Bears and most or a thank god a small % will be a little tipsey?
Why because  some think the only  way to enjoy any entertainment is to drink?
An this blogger does not mean 7up?
Is any security guard or police forcing these  to consume?
NO ....
True all over the nation they do this its not only in some areas?
I have researched and found 1 beer depending on how tall or how much he/she weighs ?
They can be drunk?
and then sadly get behind the wheel an drive??
Food for thought?
October 24

This is amazing ..from AP writer Joe Kay

CINCINNATI — A clock above the court reminds everyone that it's only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women's basketball players at Division III Mount St. Joseph form a circle near one of the baskets and stretch quietly.

Coach Dan Benjamin walks briskly around the court, sipping a Mountain Dew for a little caffeine. He has the two-hour practice mapped out, including a special play he's installing for the Lions' sold-out season opener. A black whistle dangles in front of his gray "Play for 22" T-shirt.

No. 22 would be freshman Lauren Hill.

She's moving slowly today. There are days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps her energy and robs her of coordination. She finally comes out onto the court carrying a water bottle and her teammates call out to her in encouragement: "Hey Lauren!"

Given how she's feeling, it would be easy to skip the practice. But since her diagnosis a year ago, she has made sure no opportunity gets wasted.

"That's kind of how I look at it," Hill said, resting in a folding chair after practice Thursday. "I'm spreading awareness and also teaching people how to live in the moment because the next moment's not promised. Anything can happen at any given moment. What matters is right now."

Acknowledging the urgency, the NCAA made a special exception to move up Mount St. Joseph's opener against Hiram College to Nov. 2, despite its rules that require seasons to start later in November. The scheduling change gives Hill a better shot to get on the court — the only chance she may get before the growing tumor that hinders her play also claims her life.

After the move, Xavier University offered its 10,000-seat arena so more people could attend. The game sold out faster than a Cleveland Cavaliers exhibition earlier this month.

College basketball players and sports teams from around the country are signing No. 22 jerseys and sending them to Lauren for support. The United States Basketball Writers Association has voted her for the Pat Summitt most courageous award, which is usually given out at the Final Four.

"This is an amazing young lady who's made an impact on the world, more than I will ever do," said Benjamin, a coach for 25 years. "I wish everybody could meet her."

Hill played basketball and soccer in nearby Lawrenceburg, Indiana. On her 18th birthday last October, she decided to commit to play basketball at The Mount, as it's known locally. A few weeks later, she started feeling bad. Tests found the cancerous tumor growing throughout her brain. Surgery wasn't an option. Six weeks of radiation, an experimental drug and two months of chemotherapy didn't help much. Doctors estimated she had a year to live.

"I try not to — try really hard not to — but it's hard to not think about down the road," she said.

While she prepares to play, she does as much as she can each day to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, hoping donations might fund research that gives others a chance of beating the disease.

A lot of people are going out of their way to get to know the ponytailed player who is showing everyone — with each deliberate dribble, left-handed shot and each time she just shows up — what it means to live each day fully.

NCAA President Mark Emmert called to offer encouragement. The school's president, Tony Aretz, stopped by with his wife to watch her practice and chat with Hill and her mom.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still stopped in unexpectedly this week. Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, has cancer, and he has worked with the NFL team to raise more than $1 million for pediatric cancer treatment.

"It's like she's beyond her years," Still said. "She understands her purpose. In her 19 years of being here on Earth, she's done a lot more than a lot of older people have done."

Hill's parents and two younger siblings are trying to pack as much as they can into however many weeks she has left.

"You try not to concentrate on it too much because you can get caught up in the grief of the sheer fact that you're probably going to lose your child," her mother, Lisa Hill said. "But if I grieve and get depressed and curl up into a ball, I rob myself and her of today. Why?

"We've got today. I can spend today with her doing everything we want to do — just chit-chatting, listening to music, going shopping, whatever she wants to do. If I didn't get out of bed, I'd miss out on all those things."

Although she's right-handed, Lauren has to shoot with her left because the tumor is affecting her right side more severely. She gets dizzy if she moves her head side-to-side, so she has to move her upper body instead. Her balance is a little off. She'll be able to play only a few minutes at a time on Nov. 2.

Even with all of that, she refuses to think of it as her one and only game.

"She says, 'I hate that. If I can play one more game, I'm playing one more game,'" Lisa Hill said. "If she's upright and able, she'll still be out there."



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