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I am a Duck

I am a Duck

I don't remember watching many games prior to 2003 but I do recall the feeling I got when my Dad told me how amazing the things the team under Harrington were doing.

I came to the origin of my fandom in 2005 while during the Fresno State game, Oregon faked a field goal to run an option which put the game away with a TD.

I knew at that point the Ducks would be a quasi-religious obsession for the rest of my life.

I became very frustrated when at the first game I ever went to, everyone decided to leave early because Adrian Peterson was running all over us and it was a two score game with 4 minutes to go. Good thing I stuck around

I lived through the late season collapse of 2006. I sat through the whole Vegas Bowl wondering, "what's next?"

I took the '07 season in stride. I relished in the moment of national spotlight. I rode out the low points (fumble, knee, over time).

I wondered if we were ever going to find a starting QB in 2008. I also wondered if we were ever going to beat those damn Golden Bears. We once again came out on top of a great season.

I knew 2009 was going to be special. After surviving the Punch, the team pulled together and made another amazing run. We beat the damn Golden Bears. Big. My friend and I had the road trip of a lifetime to the Rose Bowl. We came home changed.

I never thought I could make it through the turbulent off-season but 2010 finally made it. Simply put, it was a magical journey. I won't forget tonight because it was the pinnacle of everything I've hoped for my entire fandom. We made it to the top of the heap and were inches from claiming the ultimate prize. We have come so far and the future is so bright.

This fall, I will be a student. It's been a lifelong dream and all I have to do is fill out my LOI...on National Signing Day of course.

I am a Duck

I am a Duck

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