Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tribute to a 12-0 season

There’s nothing much like the thunderous crowd at Autzen Stadium: a sea of green and yellow erupting with every blitz, bomb and touchdown. And on Saturday? I'll bet the same diehard fans went even wilder on Oregon State’s home turf. Our mighty Ducks thrashed the Oregon State Beavers, racking up our twelfth consecutive win of the season—for the first time in history.

I didn't go to the game, but I sure did watch it on ABC. At 12:30 p.m., Jeff and I arrived at a friend's house in Northwest Portland with champagne, orange juice, chips and dip, and for four hours we sat on the couch in our jerseys rooting for Darron Thomas and "Big Balls Chip" to lead our team to victory.

They did.

Later that night, fans wearing green and yellow swarmed the city. And at Gypsy, a 23-year-old took the opportunity to show his undying pride for the Ducks during his karaoke number: He shouted "Go Ducks" over and over again instead of singing the song he'd picked.

And the audience loved it.


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