This Saturday at 7:30 pm The Oregon Ducks will be in Seattle, Washington to take on a big in conference rival, the Washington Huskies.
Washington leads the series 58-40-5.
Don’t let that be an indication of how this series has played out in recent years. Oregon has embarrassed the the Husky’s over the past 7 years.
The Ducks have not only beaten the Huskies, but have demolished them by 20 or more points for seven straight games.
Washington has been a longtime rival of the Ducks, this rivalry is much underrated nationally, and is one of the nations greats.
The Oregon Ducks love beating down the Huskies and over the last several years, has become quite enjoyable. I really hate any Washington football team!
However I do believe the Huskies are more hated than the Cougars.
Let me give you 5 reasons why Oregon fans hate the Huskies.
5. Fans live in the past
Many moons ago, the Washington Husky football team won football games and stake claim to three national championships.
Well welcome into the future Husky fans. The Oregon Ducks have beat you seven straight times and you haven’t even competed on the field. Quit acting like your still a nationally relevant football team, because your not.
In college football it’s all about the “now”, leading into the question, WHAT have you done for me lately?
Just ask the Notre Dame Fighting Irish or the Michigan Wolverines that very question! When you win a conference title this decade, you can open your mouth, until then you have absolutely no argument against the Ducks on how we haven’t won anything yet!
4. Who wears purple?!
Only high school football teams actually sport a purple uniform. Wake up to the new millennium and come out of junior football.
The history of this conference goes back over a hundred games.
A young college football fan can’t understand how long the Ducks and Huskies have been battling, but as the years pass I can begin to understand the history.
103 total games played according to the ducks website.
Multiply my age by 3 and you approximately equal how long these teams have been battling.
Oregon is losing this historic battle, but give it 18 years! I will live to see the day when Oregon football surpasses this rivalry in head to head wins.
2. Track and Football don’t mix
Again welcome to the future. College football is the number one revenue maker at any college institution’s athletic department.
So, your telling me that your University can’t afford to separate the track field out of your football stadium. Maybe when I go visit the Husky stadium I should take my binoculars.
Even with the largest stadium capacity of over 70,000, Why does Autzen rate higher on every list ”loudest stadiums in the country” ?
1. Because every time you see it, it Pisses you off
It’s not just about another win over a mediocre Washington team.
It symbolized the turning of the Oregon football program. This was the beginning of a great new era and the end of a horrible one. For to many years the Ducks were the doormat of the conference and this moment signified the end and Washington dominance.
Talk to any Oregon fan over 18 years old and I guarantee we know the history of Rich Brooks and the Kenny Wheaton play.
I was at this game as a junior in high school.
No Band wagoner fan here!