If you are anything like myself, your mind is racing as fast as Travis Pastrana was flying down a pier before hurdling himself 250 feet through Long Beach Harbor (totally awesome, in case you missed it), in preparation for the Rose Bowl.
If you are anything like myself, you are speaking to others with confidence; yet your mind is filled with nerve, and uncertainty.
If you are anything like myself, you too are awake at this ungodly hour, for sleeping in near impossible when your mind is flying around like Javes Lewis in the secondary.
If you are anything like myself, you are questioning whether your numerous sacrifices to the almighty Juju have succeeded is appeasing the all-knowing wonder-child of collegiate sports.We have all read the numerous generic stories about how "Oregon overcame total disaster in Boise, and valiantly fought back to earn a Rose Bowl berth". As I look back at the season in retrospect, the Boise disaster was the best thing that could have happened to this team. This team became unified with a purpose, a purpose to win and silence their doubters. Chip Kelly was put on the accelerated course for coaches, and triumphed with flying colors. Boise was the best thing that could have happened to this team because it was the final strike of the hammer sending home the concept of focus within this team. Everyone here knows how much I appreciate focus, slightly less than MattDaddy appreciates Cliff Harris.
And now, why this season was so god damn incredible.
From my experience, you cannot talk about Duck football without mentioning Amanda Pflugrad. Also from my experience, there is no reason to explain why an Amanda picture was posted. So, moving on...
Jeremiah Masoli finally stopped trying to singlehandedly score 6 points on every play, and began to play like good old Jeremiah f**king Masoli. When Jeremiah Masoli is playing well, nothing can match the beauty of the offense. If he is playing well, Jeremiah Masoli can make the Sistine Chapel look like it was colored by an eight year old with crayons.
LaMichael James stormed through the Pac-10 freshman record books, and right into our hearts. Beginning with the game against Utah, he began his remarkable streak of ankle breaking shenanigans that we will never forget.
Kenjon Barner redefined what a stiff arm is. Kenjon Barner apparently shocked the hell out of the Beavers with a so called "Tazer". Kenjon Barner is also our resident Special Teams stud. Enough said
We lost what was among the best cornerbacks to have ever played at the University of Oregon, and one of the best corners in the entire country. Thankfully, Cliff Harris arrived and took MattDaddy's breath away in the process.
This one is for none other than Quinn. Yes, that is Scott freaking Frost.
Now, COMMENCE PANIC!