Tako Tuesdays: Airing Dirty Laundry, and Opening a Time Capsule


Everybody shut up. Shut your faces, may they be fat or thin, pointy or abrupt, symmetrical or Zach Braff. When it comes to Darron Thomas vs. Bryan Bennett, you can argue a great many things: throwing mechanics, straight line speed, decision making, escapability, or who's body looks more like Jack Skellington (hint: it's this guy). But is anyone really arguing that Bryan Bennett should be the full-time starter, regardless of the health of DT? The only real debate I can see is that a healthy Bryan Bennett gives us a better chance to win than a gimpy Darron Thomas. And that might have been true against Washington State. But the coaches will make that decision. Darron Thomas is the starting quarterback, and will continue to be the starting quarterback for the rest of his Oregon career. But all I've seen in the comments the past couple days is a lot of "I totally agree with you, but" statements. If you agree, then what the hell are you arguing about? This issue is dividing the ranks of the Quackheads, at a time when we should be united behind the common goal of husky hatred. The last time I checked, Ducks flew together. Let's get back in formation.


To understand the proper reaction, you must first understand the nature of the husky troll. This is not a rational beast. The creature will say whatever it wants in order to achieve some measure of personal satisfaction. Neither logic nor courtesy are tools at your disposal; they are useless against this particular enemy. But there is one weapon in our arsenal that the husky troll is vulnerable to: the Wheaton Wave. So, over the course of this week, if you happen to encounter a husky troll in your travels, start a Wheaton Wave. Others will join in. Kenny Wheaton will score. It will be the most improbable finish to a football game. And the troll's heart will fill with self-loathing and dismay. It will crawl back under the rock from whence it came, and Addicted to Quack will again be a merry place, where womenchildren, and the elderly are free to comment without fear of molestation. 

In short, Wheaton Wave those dawg bastards into the ground.

After the jump, a look back. Way back.

The date is November 1st, 2003. The Oregon Ducks rushed for 2.1 yards per carry, turned the ball over three times, allowed 475 yards of offense, including two 100 yard rushers, and lost 42-10 to the washington huskies. Since then, there has not been a single day of life that has included washington beating Oregon in football. How has the world changed in the years since the huskies owned football superiority? On November 2nd, 2003...


  • Saddam Huissein was still weeks away from being found by US troops. 
  • Google was labeled "the next hot Internet stock" by The Economist magazine. 
  • Scary Movie 3 raked in over $20 million in its second weekend, bringing the film's total gross to $77 million. 
  • The #1 song in Billboard's Top 40 chart was 3 Doors Down's "Here Without You".
  • Darron Thomas was in the eighth grade.
  • iPods with color screen were not yet available to consumers. 
  • The Da Vinci Code had just been released. Not the movie. The book. 
  • Yasser Arafat, Marlon Brando, and Rodney Dangerfield were all still alive.
Those stats look pretty old. Hopefully, come Saturday, they'll keep getting older.

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