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  • The Oregon Ducks finally won the rose bowl this year. Third time in a row to a major bowl game and nearly 100 years since they last won the rose bowl. Far different than my time at Oregon I must say when we'd trot over to Autzen to watch the games. They weren't too bad when we were there, but nothing like the well packaged, funded machine they are today.

    Uncle Phil has done a nice job outfitting them with the latest gear. I must say the Ducks are one of the most stylin' if not THE most stylin' team on the field. Whether you love or hate Nike, they got sports down. They're geniuses at tapping into our emotions. Creating cool stuff we want.

    I must say I'm proud of what they've accomplished. Proud to be an Oregon alum. Seems we've always been the underdog. At the big national match ups the pundits always seem to root for the opponent. They expect them to win and us to lose. We certainly showed 'em this year.

    Now if we could just funnel some of that enthusiasm and support into a killer education. Seems athletics overshadows what it's all about. Learning. Thinking. Growing. Seems it's getting too commercialized.

    But I'm still proud of the Ducks. Of shining the spotlight on our little outpost in the upper left coast. Winning does feel good.
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