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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with OSU Baseball


In case you missed it…


Last night on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, Ty Pennington and his team suited up and joined the back-to-back National Champion Oregon State University baseball team for some “remodeling” on a house in Corvallis, Oregon.

The pings of those metal bats were heard, and seen, across the country. Even though more households watched “60 Minutes” last night, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” had more viewers. And Beaver Nation was all over that broadcast.

But if you happened to have been watching “Sunday Night Football” featuring the Bears and the Packers, you might have missed EM:HE and the segment featuring the baseball team and Benny the Beaver.

Take a look.

Those bats keep on doing good work.

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As The Sports World Turns…Around Oregon

I have contended for a long time now that Oregon receives a disproportionate amount of national media attention as compared to states of comparable size (#26 South Carolina, #27 Oklahoma, #28 Oregon, #29 Connecticut, #30 Iowa). As far as sports are concerned, my myopic eyes did not have to stray much farther than this afternoon’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter for proof.

While working, I occasionally like to have the television on in the background as a passive research device. No sooner had I turned on ESPN’s PTI than Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were teasing analysis of the fistacuffs between the Duck and Shasta the Cougar and the impending suspension of the Duck (No sooner was I writing this than someone had already posted the clip on YouTube). On any other day, it’s probably a little unwanted attention for the University of Oregon.

But this is not any other day.

So far today (and for the week), the top sports stories have been Greg Oden’s season ending surgery (Portland Trailblazers), Derek Anderson starting at QB for the Cleveland Browns (Oregon State University), and Kellen Clemens starting at QB for the New York Jets (University of Oregon). Toss in the Duck’s one-game suspension and the continuing aftermath of the Michigan game, and that’s Oregon overload.

It’s very possible that I have tunnel vision. But for today, there are 104 channels and nothing is on…except Oregon.


UPDATE: As Joe illustrates so eloquently in his comments below, my point might be misunderstood. The fact that Oregon gets this much national attention is not a bad thing. Actually, it’s kind of cool. And it signals that something special is going on in Oregon sports. So, enjoy it. While Oregon gets a lot of attention on a regular basis, this is a particularly attentive time.



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Statue of Liberty (fake)

Oregon vs Michigan
Fake Statue of Liberty – 2nd Quarter

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Statue of Liberty

Oregon vs Michigan
Statue of Liberty – 2nd Quarter

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