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Geaux Here For The Best College GameDay Signs

UPDATE: Beginning Monday, October 15, you will be able to find the best GameDay signs on BestGameDaySigns.com. 

After experiencing ESPN’s College GameDay live for the first time before the Oregon-Cal game, I’m now hooked on trying to decipher the best and most creative signs to appear on the broadcast.

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This week Chris, Lee, and Kirk were in Baton Rouge, La. for the LSU-Florida game. Overall, the signs were no where near as clever, funny, or creative as the signs at the Oregon-Cal game. But there were some pretty good ones. And even though I was born in Louisiana, I don’t think I caught all of the cultural references and nuances. But I think I got most of them.

So, here we geaux.

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“Tebow Wears Jorts.” Don’t know what “Jorts” are? Jean shorts. And you’ve been warned.

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“Do you smell corndogs?”. This is a bit of a joke amongst SEC fans that LSU fans smell like corndogs. But don’t ask them about it because they don’t take too kindly to it.

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“Lou Holtz is a magician”. Lou Holtz for Prethadent? Now this? He might be. But I think it’s more like “Lou Holtz is a madisthan”.

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“Tebow’s Middleton Bathrooms”. Yeah. I’m not really going to go into much explanation on this other than to say that I think it’s comparable to Larry Craig signs. Just a guess.

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“Nick Saban – Liar Liar”. Still bitter in Baton Rouge. And East Lansing. And Miami.

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“ESPN – Knarfle the Garthok”. Should be “Gnarfle the Garthak”. Kind of an ugly phrase. Literally. Also a reference to the Coneheads. Not very game specific, but I was curious.

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“Tony Joiner Stole My Car”. This sign is a kissin’ cousin to “O.J. Stole My Tickets” and “O.J. Stole My Other Sign” signs. But Tony is nowhere near O.J.’s league.

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“Mangino’s Front Butt Sez: I’m A Man! I’m 40!”. First, Tommy Boy might say that University of Kansas Head Football Coach Mark Mangino has a bit of a weight problem. Second, “I’m A Man! I’m 40” is referring to Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy. And could there be a Sally O’Malley reference in there? Possibly.

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The Washinton State flag. It’s hard to make out, but that’s it. Duck fans, please Coug that flag this weekend. It’s got to stop. And now as good a time as any.

Were there other good signs? There were some that were OK. But not a lot. Lot’s of “Tebow This” and “Geaux” or “Bleaux” that. Overall, the numbers and quality did not match GameDay at Autzen Stadium. Sorry, Tigers.

Make sure and visit DuckSportsNews.com throughout the week for all your Duck sports news. Bookmark it and keep on checking back to see if Duck fans have made any progress on getting that WSU flag.

Geaux Ducks!

JJ

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A Message From DuckSportsNews.com

Update – October 10, 2007: Spc. Jourdan B. Smith and his wife, Erin, will be guests of the Aliotti family for the Oregon-USC game.  The Register-Guard’s George Schroeder writes about the outpouring of support and ticket offers from Duck fans in today’s paper.  “A Flag For Unnecessary Kindness”.

First of all, we would like to thank you for visiting DuckSportsNews.com or OneClickSportsBlog. Your visits have made our sites two of the most visited sites on the internet for news about University of Oregon athletics.

Second, when we started this enterprise, our goal was to help Duck fans find the best news about U of O sports in one place, with “One Click”. We could have automated everything, as some sites do. We could have had our computers do all the work. But we did not want to do that. We wanted all of our links to be hand-picked, because there are some stories, some perspectives that we knew would be missed. Are they stories specifically about Oregon sports? No. But they are stories any Duck fan would want to read.

And The Register-Guard’s George Schroeder presents us with another one of those stories today.

If you have not read “Lost flag was more than just a symbol”, it’s a must-read. Not only is it a great story, but it’s a must-read if the rest of this is to make any sense to you.

After reading Mr. Schroeder’s column, all I kept thinking was, “How could I show my appreciation to Spc. Jourdan B. Smith for his service?”. A “Thank You” to him, or anyone serving in the military, is a start.

But I think Duck fans can do better than that.

And I know DuckSportsNews.com visitors can do better than that.

We need to get Spc. Jourdan B. Smith his wife, Erin, tickets to the USC game. And I’m not talking just any tickets to the game. Duck fans pride themselves on having the best. The best facilities. The best stadium. The best fans. So, let’s start at the top.

Considering Spc. Jourdan B. Smith’s injuries in the service of our country, let’s get him and his wife tickets with Club Level access on the south side of Autzen Stadium. If you have never been up to the Club Level, the easiest way up there is either on the escalator or the elevator, which I’m sure Spc. Smith would appreciate. Would he accept other tickets to the USC game? No doubt. But let’s start big.

Am I challenging visitors to DuckSportsNews.com? You bet. But we’re also challenging ourselves because we’re not going to ask anything of our visitors we would not ask of ourselves. It would just be nice to have a Plan B if our efforts fail.

If you have two tickets available to the USC game, please contact us through OneClickSportsNews.com and we will make sure and forward it to the appropriate source. If you don’t, but know someone who might, copy and paste this link to them in an email.

Even though the USC game is still a few weeks away, I know we can secure Jourdan and Erin Smith a couple of tickets within the week.

Thank you for visiting DuckSportsNews.com. And thank you, Jourdan.

One Click Sports News

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Why Can’t Beaver Nation Fill Reser?

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James Day of the StatesmanJournal asks a good question, “Why can’t the Beavers sell out in their spiffy new digs?”

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Beaver Nation, why can’t we fill Reser after raising Reser? Is Beaver Nation smaller than we think it is? Is it because of the team’s record?

What do you think?

CB

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Viewers Upset With ESPN Over Oregon-Cal Game

You think?

The best matchup of the college football season featuring the #6 & #11 ranked teams comes down to the last play of the game and only 20% of the country is able to watch it?  Yeah, I can understand why ESPN might have received some unfavorable comments regarding the anemic regionalized national coverage of the Oregon-Cal game.

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Kansas prairie.  Much more interesting than Oregon vs. Cal.  Thanks, ESPN!

The guys at Deadspin.com have posted another fun-filled ESPN internal memo, “Weekly Viewer Report.”  We’ll save you trouble from scrolling all the way through the report looking for Oregon-related news.  Here are the quick hits about Oregon, parsed for you pleasure:

Viewers outside of the regionalized areas upset Oregon vs. Cal and Clemson vs. Ga Tech games were not televised nationwide

Viewers in the East and Midwest upset Oregon vs. Cal not shown nationally [game was offered in 20% of the country and on ESPN GamePlan] – 129

Viewers’ Voice:
“I live in Colorado; Texas and Kansas State equals BORING. Rest assured your ratings will be weak where CAL/ORG isn’t on (besides home team markets) It should be on nationally.”

The game was on ABC, right?  Yes, but ESPN  is handling the coverage. So, what happened to ABC?  Oh, I don’t know.  Absolutely Bad Coverage?

JJ

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Visual Game Stats | Oregon State vs UCLA

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Out-of-Towners, Here’s Where The Party’s At

Don’t have a ticket to the Biggest Game Of This Or Any Century?  Don’t live in Eugene?  Don’t live in Oregon? Don’t live in the continental United States of America?  Don’t worry.  The University of Oregon Alumni Association has official and unofficial no-host UOAA Watch Party locations from Magoos to the Caribbean Saloon.

Check DuckSportsNews.com throughout the weekend for the latest news and analysis of this weekend’s game against Cal.

Arizona

* Scottsdale

Duke’s Bar and Grill

7607 E McDowell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
In the strip mall on the SE Corner of McDowell and Miller
(480) 675-9724
Contact: Leslie Reinhardt ’94 at LreinhardtAZ@aol.com

California

* Manhattan Beach

Mr. Pockets Sports Bar

516 N. Sepulveda
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-4343
Contact: Grier Ross ’98 at grier_ross@yahoo.com

Orange County

Center Field

17296 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach
Contact: Christine MacDonald ’89 at ocducks@roadrunner.com

Palm Springs/
Palm Desert

The Beerhunter

78483 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-564-7442

Pasadena

Barney’s Beanery

99 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 405-9777
Contact: James George ’05 at jamesageorge@gmail.com

Petaluma

McNear’s Saloon and Dining House

23 Petaluma Blvd. North
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 765-2121
Owners: Jeff and Nancy Harriman ’67
15% off dining bill during the game.
Prizes for the showing the most Duck Spirit!

* Sacramento

Mark & Monica’s Pizza

4751 Manzanita Ave
Carmichael, CA
916-487-1010
Contact Mike Duncan at 916-928-3680

* San Diego

Canes Bar and Grill

3105 Ocean Front Walk
San Diego, CA 92109
858-488-1780
Contact Brenda Gerard ’96 at bgerard@sbcglobal.net

* San Francisco

“R” Bar

1176 Sutter (at Polk)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 567-7441
Hosted by Alumnus Chris Fogarty ’98

Santa Barbara/
Ventura County

Cronies Sports Grill

2855 Johnson Dr., #0
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-9999
Contact: Ingrid Lantz at ingrid@destinationamericas.org

Walnut Creek

Stadium Pub

1420 Lincoln Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Corner of Main and Lincoln
(925) 256-7302

Colorado

* Denver

Jackson’s All-American Sports Grill

1520 20th St.
Denver, CO
(Directly Across from Coors Field)
Phone: (303)298-7625
Contact: Liz Nevins-Glen ’90 at the-glens@msn.com

Hawaii

* Honolulu

Eastside Grill

1035 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI
(808) 389-9094
Contact: Patricia Li ’98 at pmgoya@aol.com

Idaho

* Boise

Busters on Broadway

1326 Broadway Avenue
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 345-5688
Contact: Noelle Diederich ’94 at ndiederich@hotmail.com

Illinois

* Chicago

Witts

2913 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 528-7032
Contact: Drew Mitchell ’98 at drewmitchell2@gmail.com

National Capital (D.C. area)

* Arlington

Summers Restaurant & Sports Bar

1520 N. Court House Rd.
Arlington, VA
Located one block from Courthouse Metro (Orange Line)
Corner of N. Courthouse Rd. & Wilson Blvd.
Contact: Warren Olandria ’94 at worf1994@yahoo.com

New York

* New York

Time Out

349 Amsterdam Ave.
(between 76th and 77th st.)
New York, NY 10024
Please RSVP to Carly Heims ’06 at carly_02@hotmail.com
so that we are sure there is enough space!

Oregon

Ashland

Louie’s Bar and Grill

41 North Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541.482.9701

* Bend

Joker’s Bar and Grill

70 NW Newport
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 389-1116
Contact: Erinn Bradford ’00 at ejbradford3@msn.com

Florence

Bay Street Grille

1341 Bay Street
Old Town
Florence, OR 77439
541.902.9033
Owner: John Erving ’92

* Lane County

Hilton Eugene

66 East Sixth Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact: Betty McGill Schmitt ’97 at schmitt.e@comcast.net
• These are for away games only!
• Presented by Liberty Bank

Portland

Macadam’s Bar & Grill

5833 SW Macadam Ave.
(corner of Pendleton and Macadam — used to be Mazzi’s)
503-246-6227
Contact: Darlene Atiyeh ’73 at ddatiyeh@comcast.net
or Tony Seminary ’96 at tseminary@comcast.net

Redmond

The Sky Box

535 SW 6th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 504-2575
Contact: Erinn Bradford ’00 at ejbradford3@msn.com

Salem

Magoos

275 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 391-2489
Contact: Jamie Brannon ’03 at jcbranno@Salem.gannett.com

Sunriver

Marcello’s

4 Ponderosa Rd.
Sunriver, OR 97707 (541)
593-8300
Contact: Erinn Bradford ’00 at ejbradford3@msn.com

Virgin Islands

St. Thomas

Caribbean Saloon

Red Hook
(located in the American Yacht Harbor Complex)
Contacts: Dick Schoonover ’84 at dicksinthebvi@yahoo.com
or Eric Johnson at ej@paradisepictures.vi

Washington

* Seattle

Sport

140 4th Avenue North Suite 130
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 404-7767
Contact: James Betzer ’92 at james.betzer@cbre.com

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