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Beaver Fans Are Irrational People

You may not know this, as the press and promotion has been pretty quiet, with no hype or trash-talking whatsoever</sarcasm>, but there's a relatively big football game tonight. While I'm rooting for the Ducks today (graduated UO class of '00), I just want to see a good game, and will be happy knowing that Oregon (the state, not the schools) will be represented in the Rose Bowl no matter what happens and will hopefully smack Ohio State around. I just want to see a good game.

Unlike Beaver fans (at least all most of the ones I know), I'm actually capable of rooting for the Beavers when they're not playing the Ducks. I root for the Ducks and the Beavers year round, and I want to see both schools succeed. The only time I'd root more for the Ducks is if they're playing each other. Most Duck fans I know are capable of that kind of thought. However, all the Beaver fans I know are incapable of rooting for the Ducks. They're incapable of rooting for anybody other than the Beavers, unless it's a team that's playing the Ducks -- they'll root for them all day long. I watched many of the Beaver's games on TV this year, cheered them on. But I think the only time a Beaver fan watches a Duck game is to cheer on the opposing team.

The Ducks are favored in the game, but I think it's going to be closer than the 10 points or so that folks say they're going to win by. I see this coming down to a field goal or something equally as close.

(And yes, that headline was intentionally written to incite folks -- just wanted to see who came out of the woodwork to comment.)

Posted by Jake on 12/03/09 @ 10:26 AM
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