Late goals, never-ending tennis matches, and the Seattle Mariners on an improbable winning streak? At the very least, all this drama is helping us pass the time before the Ducks begin their Pac-10 title defense. Here's your quack:
- The Ducks have landed a huge transfer in former U of Texas defensive back Marcus Davis, a 2009 U.S. Army All-American. Davis ran into legal trouble at Texas and was suspended indefinitely. No doubt the haters will have a field day, but the bottom line - as Ron Bellamy writes - is that Chip Kelly's done his homework here. If Davis can stick to Chip's game plan, he could be an impact player (3 years available after sitting out this coming season).
- While there may be more questions than answers at this point, Rob Moseley's take on the financial impact of Pac-10 expansion is that the Ducks and Beavers should benefit at the bottom line.
- Caleb M. at Bleacher Report takes a more predictive approach to Oregon's prospects in a two-division conference. I appreciate Caleb's conclusion that Oregon and Oregon State will have the most to say about a North Division championship, though his conclusion is based mostly on recent success. What Sarkisian is doing at UW and Harbaugh at Stanford should serve notice that competition for division titles will be stiff.
- Former Oregon javelin star Rachel Yurkovich is looking for her first U.S title.
- Is cheerleading a real sport? Evidently that's the question a judge in Connecticut is considering, and Oregon's cheer program is one of many watching the ruling carefully.
Not a lot of quack out there. If you find something interesting, please share it in the comments. Anyone else finding Italy's performance in the first half versus Slovakia somewhat amusing? Go Ducks!