Let’s get pumped up!
The Oregon Ducks have encountered unprecedented success over the past three seasons, and as a result, the fans in Eugene and around the country have come out in full fashion to show their love for their team.
T-shirts, hats and Oregon paraphernalia are great, but nothing says you love your team like a good old-fashioned pump-up video on YouTube.
Since the Ducks made their run at the 2010 Rose Bowl, fans have been showing their passion and creativity in multimedia form.
The internet is flooded with them, but here are the top 5 displays of Oregon fandom heading into the 2012 college football season:
5) Green and Yellow
If you look around YouTube, you’ll find more than one “Green and Yellow” rendition, but give credit to Mike Snow, as he used a solid combination of creative lyricism and excellent footage.
The highlights are close up and the song is a catchy enough remix of the original (Black and Yellow) to keep your head bobbing literally the entire time you’re watching.
Best Line: Most points in the nation, not a mystery; you can’t beat us even if you fake an injury.
4) Put Your O’s Up
Have you ever thrown your ‘O’ up? If so, this song is for you.
Virtually everybody in Eugene knows what it means to “Throw your ‘O’ up,” but if you don’t, take a glance at the fans next time the Ducks take the field.
The ‘O’ has become the symbol of the University of Oregon, and it’s the perfect theme for this Auto-Tuned anthem.
Best Line: One prize, one goal, one dream; one thing the Oregon Ducks can be one team.
3) Oregon Ducks Power Ballad
Did Sebastian Bach really go on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and praise the Oregon Ducks?
You’d better believe it.
Leading up to Oregon’s BCS National Championship appearance, the everyday media started paying attention to the team from Eugene, and in grand fashion, the Ducks made their late-night debut with the first-ever Oregon power ballad.
With so many UO references (that Bach quite frankly probably doesn’t understand) in this one video, you can’t help but feel good about the continued coverage the Ducks have gotten throughout their success the past few years.
Best Line: We love a good challenge, but take it from us: don’t f*** with the Ducks!
2) I Love My Ducks (Return of the Quack)
Unlike most of America’s major films, the sequel to I Love My Ducks lived up to the hype in Eugene.
Guest appearances from Joey Harrington, Ed Dickson and, of course, Ernie from Sesame Street make this video worthy of the 1.7 million views it currently has on YouTube.
The second time around, the quality was better, the fans were present and the group of Oregon students managed to invade Autzen Stadium and bring along with them the cheerleading squad that has become infamous throughout the years.
Best Line: Drinkin’ all this lemonade with Remene Alston, Jeff won’t you mail me a touchdown, I want one (I want one).
1) I Love My Ducks (I Smell Roses)
You just can’t beat an original.
I Love My Ducks is what seemingly started the trend of Oregon fanatics posting their creative displays of fandom online, especially after the big-time hit went viral and ended up on radio stations throughout Oregon and the big screen at the Civil War.
When the Oregon Ducks made their glorious return to the Rose Bowl in the 2009 season, fans waited in heightened anticipation the only way they knew how—a month-long celebration in Eugene, Ore.
Supwitchugirl set the tone with this ridiculously catchy tune back in 2010, and it remains one of the best fan videos on the web today.
Best Line: Jeremiah always keeps things rolling; three hundred average when he goes Rose Bowling.