It’s a joke around these parts, but fans of the Oregon Ducks feel its necessary to panic, playing through the worst-case scenarios, before each and every game. With the BCS Championship on the horizon, Monday has been no exception. The long layoff, 37 days, has given Oregon fans plenty of time to contemplate the matchup, looking for every available edge their team may have over the Auburn Tigers.
Over at SB Nation’s Addicted to Quack, it’s a full-on panic-fest today, with the BCS Championship fraying nerves and driving folks to drink early in the day. In an effort to get karma on their side, the authors are offering sacrifices, starting with one related to the Washington Huskies. Preparing for work in a purple sweater, author Takimoto had an epiphany.
I was foaming at the mouth, my gums were bleeding, and I had managed to make myself nauseous. I hated who I was, and I felt like crawling back into bed and crying. Is this what being a Dawg is like?
I wore a green sweater to work that day.
The rivalry knows no bounds.
And then there’s Cam Newton. Can the Oregon defense, speedy as it is, contain Newton? Can they keep the Heisman winner in-check throughout the game? Panic level: sky-high.
They aren’t so much thoughts as feelings, Brother. Feelings of sheer terror, I might add. Don’t misunderstand me here. I love this Ducks defense. I love its athleticism. I love Coach Aliotti’s schemes. I love the opportunistic nature of the group. Perhaps most importantly, I love that we go twenty-plus players deep on that side of the ball. That matters when a game is shaping up to be a track meet. Guess you could say I love most everything about the unit and think it deserves more accolades than it’s received. Nevertheless, I’m still terrified
For their sake, the game needs to get here sooner rather than later. With just a few hours left until Oregon and Auburn hit the field, fans won’t have to wait much longer to see the Ducks and Tigers battle it out.
Follow our BCS Championship StoryStream leading up to the game for the latest news and information on the game as the Ducks and Tigers hit the field for the BCS title. For more on the Ducks and Tigers, visit SB Nation’s Addicted to Quack and Track Em Tigers.