I’ve long been a Michigan Wolverines football fan, but last fall, I dabbled with the Oregon Ducks. My beloved Wolverines have gone through a rough patch the past few years, so when a friend invited my girlfriend and I down to Eugene to see Oregon play Arizona State, I damn near converted.
There’s a lot of reason to be a Ducks fan. Mine: I love the jerseys. I’m not alone here. A lot of guys do. The Ducks have roughly 3 million jersey combinations between varied helmets, tops, pants, socks and shoes, thanks to their proudest alum, Nike founder Phil Knight.
The Oregon Ducks have been more like Oregon’s Most Wanted this offseason. The most high-profile case includes quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who was expected to be in the Heisman Trophy discussion next season. Masoli and teammate Garrett Embry were arrested for burglary after boosting from a frat house in January. The audio from the 911 call was recently released:
The good news is Masoli has been suspended for the 2010 season. There’s a good chance Masoli will leave Oregon in the meantime, making frat houses everywhere in Eugene just a little safer.
I think I’ll go back to my Wolverines now.