Win sets up huge rivalry game vs. Oregon State.
It's the Civil War and will always be the Civil War. I'm so tried of "offended", overly sensitive crybaby wimps making us change things that never were, still aren't, and never will be offensive.
Overall, though, damn good column! Your work is so much better than it was when you were at The Oregonian, even the columns in which I vehemently disagree with you. This one isn't one of those, though.
Thank you, that's what I wanted to say. I so enjoy reading your words and wishing I had said them. Watching Nix hunting for Rising and watching their exchange was special. Once a Duck, always a Duck, for 75 years!
Well said John, and again I can’t figure the reason Thompson was told to attempt another dumb play!
- noun: war between parties, factions, or inhabitants of different regions within the same nation
It is a generic term. There have been hundreds to thousands of worldwide civil wars depending on the threshold used for inclusion.
To connect the football game term to the American civil war, one civil war among hundreds or thousands, is both naive and arrogantly Americentric.
Last night's game was one for the ages! I've never heard Bo speak until the post-game interview. Giving credit where credit is due--to the Almighty God--was awesome!
Ohhh, and I will continue to call it the "The game still known as the Civil War....in our hearts!"
Bo Nix is something special on and off the field. This young man is a born leader. Even if he were to never play another down of football, he has success written into the very fiber of his DNA. My grandson is the QB for Summit HS and will play Wilsonville for the 5a Oregon State championship this coming Friday. I’m grateful Bo is one of his idols.
I'm loving your insights, your solid-sourced information and the human side of your writing. Nice job John, you seem to have found your (passionate) niche. But, in all the article's I've read recently on your site, one sentence stopped me in my ruminating, and caused me to slam on the breaks. My rumination shifted at that point...
"We’re all in a struggle against our limitations"
Thanks John for writing!
John, Thank you for another insightful view of a great College Football Game! Your efforts are very much appreciated by your subscribers. BTY, Thank you for not allowing the Legend of the Oregon Civil War to die prematurely. It is one of the longest College Football Rivalries and deserves the respect and its lore. To cancel it is a disservice to the Alumni of Oregon State University, University of Oregon and College Football fans everywhere. I stand with you in Honoring the Oregon Civil War for what it is, an important part of Oregon State Lore! Until it rebirth , I will continue call it the Oregon Civil War, A Collage Football Game between two Great Oregon Universities!
As much as it hurts me to watch my UTES lose….I really became a Bo Nix fan last night. As a person of faith his post game comments were very authentic. I would be proud to call him my son. Playing thru pain and leading the team. Congrats Duck fans.
That team played like my UTES Heart. Guts Toughness and love
Next weeks game is called the "Civil War" dammit...The powers of change committee need to let it go...it should be a terrific game...The Beavers will give the Ducks all they want.
Thank Gawd he could play. Thompson showed us again he’s not ready for prime time! Well done Bo 💪🏻
Sure Bo was gritty, but this win was due to the defense. They only allowed 10 point; less than 1/3 of UU’s average against P5. 20 points would not win many PAC games, particularly after gift-wrapping the opponent 7. But the maligned defense bowed up.
The Ducks willed themselves to win last night, lead by a quarterback playing on one leg and a brilliant coaching staff! I’m happy that Bo found his happy place in Eugene!
I too reflected upon his jog to Cam - that was a pretty cool moment caught on TV
The staff had a game plan and with Bo's grit pulled it off. All credit to them and the D, who played their best game of the season.
With that said, WTH happened on the Ducks first play from scrimmage, 3rd quarter? Why was Ty Thompson in the game to run a trick play that backfired, giving the Utes a free TD and cutting the Ducks lead in half? What was that?
John, ask Mario how Clemson would fare, playing in the Pac 12... I see all the talking heads brag on how good they are yet no competition at all, in the ACC.... Then they diss us like we are not worthy, even w/ 6 trams in the top 25. I personally believe that whoever wins the Pac 12 championship deserves to be in ahead of a 1 loss ACC or a 1 loss Big 12 Champion