FINAL FOUR, GAME 1: 2013 Silverdome vs. 2012 Things Of Beauty
The Green Regional champion might be heavily favored, but we Duck fans do love us some stormtrooping.
TO THE MODELING RUNWAY!
Photo credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
Time: October 12, 2013.
Result: Oregon 45, Washington 24.
Bracket victims: We Did What to Stanford?, God Hates Volt, Stormtrooper, RUNDAT.
Laundry: Even if it includes a stunning silver helmet embellished with a space-age yellow wing, this is still a Stormtrooper at heart. And is it just me, or does Marcus Mariota look like an angel descended from heaven in this shot? Levitating, bright white garb, winged, arms opened wide to welcome us into his holy quarterbacking embrace? I mean if you look closely at the back of the helmet, it's even got a golden O halo on it. That settles it, Marcus Mariota is my new religion, everybody.
2012 Things Of Beauty
Photo credit: Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE
Time: September 1, 2012.
Result: Oregon 57, Arkansas State 34.
Bracket victims: Things Of Ugly, We Mean It This Time, Kelly. Chip Kelly, Liquid Metal.
Laundry: Yellow hat, green shirt, yellow pants. Just remember that everybody, it's half of the final four. I'm actually glad we got a home vs. away matchup for this one. And although I voted for Liquid Metal, I'm perfectly happy to see this gorgeous set advance in its place. (SEE, THIS THING IS NOT FIXED IN ANY WAY. SCIENCE.) I was really kind of hoping to get a photo of Marcus in this stance inadvertently, but
Heisman Byron Marshall will have to do.
Lastly, here's the link to the Google Sheet of the bracket, for those of you who want to check on the latest tallies, or simply reminisce about all the time we've wasted on this over the past month.
POLL WILL CLOSE NOVEMBER 22, 2014.