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Free session for Ducks fans
Oregon fans, please back away from the ledge. It’s not as bad as it looks. Lay down on the couch so we can talk about this.
The Ducks, as long as they keep winning, will be playing for the national championship.
Yes, it’s true the computers hate you right now. But keep in mind the computers aren’t cyborgs sent back in time to take away Phil Knight and his large wallet. You’ll still have a million uniform combinations and a state-of the-art-facility.
I understand that some of you don’t think the world ended with the unveiling of the first BCS standings Sunday, but many Oregon fans flocked to social media to voice their displeasure with how the circuitry formula put the Oregon football team third in the standings.
A few key points are relevant here. First, the computers only count for one-third of the BCS standings. The humans like you, the coaches’ poll has you No. 2. There’s no need to mention the AP poll, even though media athletes use it, it doesn’t factor in to the BCS rankings.
Secondly, history is on your side.Only once in the history of the BCS, 15 years, have the teams in the top two spots in the intial standings gone to the BCS title game.
Finally, the Ducks’ schedule will help swing the killer cyborgs in your team’s favor.
Oregon has beat a middle of the “Pac” Washington team. This coming from a Huskies fan. They’re still a couple years away from being contenders in the conference.
But, keep looking down the schedule.
The Bruins, No. 12, make their way to Autzen Stadium Saturday. The following week, it’s now No. 8 Stanford on the road. Then of course the Beavers in the Civil War game at the end of the year. If that’s somehow not enough, the Pac-12 title game offers one more quality
Give Florida State some credit. That is a fun team to watch led by a great freshman quarterback. But, the schedule doesn’t bode well for them. The Seminoles’ last big game is a couple weeks out against No. 7 Miami. Other than that, there’s nothing to help them add to the resume.
The last thing to worry about is the Ducks themselves. Oregon has a history of breaking its fans’ hearts. With those games that can help build a BCS resume, that also means there are games that can derail the train.
Personally, I think they make the title game on one condition — Marcus Marroitta doesn’t get Dixon-ed. Of course, I’m talking about Dennis Dixon, another great Duck quarterback who suffered a terrible knee injury that derailed the Ducks in 2007. The year ended with a Sun Bowl win.
I’m crossing my fingers this doesn’t happen. Even though I hated watching him dissect the Huskies a couple weeks ago, Marriotta is a special quarterback.
I don’t have any experience as a therapist, so consider the first one on me.