Well, it's wasn't a real busy weekend in the world of quack, but we're only 38 days away from kickoff.
- Pac-10 Media Day is on Thursday, and Nick Daschel is making a few predictions regarding where teams will end up in the Pac-10 preseason media poll. Interestingly, Daschel points out that Cal has been, by far, the most overrated team of the past 5 years. Cal has consistently been ranked high and has done well, but never quite lived up to that. Many are predicting them to seriously contend with USC this season, though I don't see it with the passing game. Another theme to watch, will OSU be underrated this year? If they end up 4th, most likely not.
- Heisman Pundit lists LeGarrette Blount as the 2009 player most like to come out of nowhere and become a Heisman candidate. Heisman Pundit has been showing a lot of love to Blount. Hopefully he can deliver.
- Oregon baseball alum Joe Gordon was inducted into the hall of fame this weekend. Gordon died in 1978, but was represented by his daughter. Gordon was a great player, winning the 1942 AL MVP and becoming an All State 9 times. With the long time demise of Oregon baseball, it's definitely fun to read about the history of the team.
Bob Rickert is starting his Pac-10 rankings countdown, with WSU at #10. A humorous note to his piece, he adds "Feel free to use the forum to voice your opinion as well of course." Well, unless you disagree with him, then your comment will get deleted. All that aside, WSU is just a terrible team, and with the relative strength of Oregon, OSU, and some momentum growing in Seattle, Pullman isn't a great place to be right now.
- SBNation's Utah blog, block BlockU, takes a look at Utah's schedule. It's quite back-loaded, which means Oregon will be Utah's first real test. BlockU must have belief in their team that many others don't, as they say that "a loss [in Eugene] is possible." I'm gonna go ahead and say it's likely.