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Dec 6, 2023Liked by John Canzano

OSU played without a head coach in the 2023 game, as well.

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I'm more disappointed. I could care less about the ducks or hearing anything about the ducks. I read in the Oregon Stater some history. In the late 50's when Oregon was the "little brother", the Pacific Coast Conference broke up and OSU was invited to stay with the big guys. Oregon State declined to leave their little brother behind. Oregon on the other hand would not repay the kindness and instead opted for the greedy path and break up of the Pac 12.

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Dec 6, 2023Liked by John Canzano

It’s a major indictment of USC and UCLA that there doesn’t appear to have been any similar effort to keep the California rivalry games running with Cal and Stanford.

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Dec 6, 2023Liked by John Canzano

Glad it’s going to continue but it won’t feel the same as a November game when the stakes are much higher.

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Just relaaaax, Beaver fans. Bide your time. College football as we know it is a ticking time bomb. Change will come and you’ll be afforded an opportunity to rejoin the top tier. In the meantime, scheduling UO will help keep the program relevant and top of mind.

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Dec 6, 2023Liked by John Canzano

As a Beaver fan, I'm still very torn about this. I get that it helps the program in a time of need to schedule a true Power 4 opponent, but I don't like the thought of giving Oregon an "out" here when they played a role in killing the Pac-12. At least next year's game should be competitive with both teams replacing several starters on both sides of the ball.

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Dec 6, 2023Liked by John Canzano

Finally some good news!

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I still don't like what happened to get us here. But I love that they worked hard to continue the series. I am grateful for that. #GoBeavs

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No thanks.

The Ducks don't deserve the game.

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Lived in Iowa for a few years and witnessed the in-state CyHawk rivalry build-up. It reminded me of the Civil War. Clothing, sporting goods, and grocery stores were full of Iowa State and University of Iowa gear. Other stores had window fronts decorated. This was also a September game between two teams in different conferences. Neither team had an in-conference rival that generated similar enthusiasm. This is good for the State of Oregon.

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I'm not interested in being Oregon's charity game once a year. If we can stay competitive fine but it's hard to see that happening. Oregon wants to be a midwest team so let them start a rivalry with Iowa or something.

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I’m happy. September be damned. So much fun. 😎

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founding

“There’s nothing quite like it.”

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Ehhh, no thanks. Not interested. Wish the Beavs would've stood on principle and told the Ducks to pound sand for their part in destroying the conference and screwing over OSU.

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I'm only ok with this if we're allowed to call it the Civil War again.

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My feeling is Pacific coast teams in the Big Ten are going to have their hands full just managing their league schedules and traveling across the United States. All this touchy-feely stuff about keeping local rivalries going for old times sake might be in the current realm of thinking. But as time goes on, seems to me that the Civil War and the Apple Cup will become shells of their previous selves. Two programs struggling to stay relevant and competitive shooting for an upset over their Big Ten brothers. That might be good for a diversion, but without those games counting in league play, they will become just another of each team's three "exhibition" games each season. It's a tragedy, I know, and as a Pacific coast football fan for the last 60+ years I'm sad that this is happening. But beyond the first year or two of these rivalries continuing, I can't see much beyond that.

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