Anonymous Former Ducks Player: Oregon Fans Can Go F--- Themselves

By DJ Byrnes on October 30, 2013 at 10:04a
Oregon Duck fans can go F themselves, according to a former (anonymous) player.

There are a few grains of salt that must be taken with every anonymous source, but boy is this article a lot of fun. An anonyous, former BCS-player at Oregon went back to tailgate/revel in the culture for the first time, and the picture he paints of Oregon fans is rather humorous: 

My friend and I took our seats where I soon became acquainted with the most ignorant people in all of college football. Directly behind me were a couple of drunk (expletive) who criticized Marcus' ability to throw the football, DeAnthony's ability to run the football, the lineman's ability block, and the coach's ability to analyze film and call plays. After hearing so much ignorant (expletive), I turned around to tell the "fans" to chill the (expletive) out. Marcus had overthrown a receiver on a tough play and the spectator made comment, "Hey, Marcus! Throw it inbounds, dumbass!" in, which I finally had enough, and turned around and asked if he would like to get down there and take Marcus' place. The man responded, "No". Then I asked if we were all still rooting for Oregon, in which he responded in an aggressive, irrelevant and incoherent manner and so I decided to discontinue the conversation I had started with him. 

I was then verbally attacked by other spectators saying, "you need to keep your (expletive) mouth shut, because you don't know (expletive) about football." They claimed that I didn't know that they had coached college football, and that I had no idea what I was talking about. Ironic to say the least, considering my background and what you know of me, what my old teammates know of me, and what my old coaches know of me. 

Not too long after, a woman a couple seats down yelled for 10 minutes straight about how the players were playing like "(expletive)". The coaches were being "(expletive)". The refs were being "(expletive)". All during the time I was telling my friend how embarrassing it was to have her on our side. And then I started hearing laughter from the surrounding crowd and encouragement of that behavior. Is this really what goes on in the stands? Is this really the type of people we attract???

Woof. Not at a good look, Ducks fans.


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Jeremy Birmingham's picture

If you attended the Rose Bowl in 2010, this does not come as a surprise at all. These guys were terrible.

ChicagoBuckMD's picture

I have mixed thoughts on this. During the game we sat next to the drunkest and most ignorant Oregon fans in the stadium, but prior to that we met some of the coolest people on the planet tailgating with us in the parking lot and talking football (that were also Oregon fans). So I guess it's luck of the draw

"Why be around average?" - UFM

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

As far as I can remember, I would have to agree.  I didn't sit next to any Oregon fans during the game, but I got the dick-ish vibe from them.  Before and after the game, they seemed fine to me.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

toad1204's picture

Does said player have any interest in coaching at Nebraska?

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

BuckeyeMark's picture

Actually Nebraska would want to hire the "coaches" with filthy mouths who knew nothing about football.  After Callahan and Pelini they seem determined to hire that kind of coach.  Don't forget they made a serious run at Houston Nutt too.  Maybe they didn't get him because he doesn't swear enough.

OSUStu's picture

I've never had the pleasure of meeting an actual Ducks fan...but this is what this article makes me picture:

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Haybucks's picture

After Dontre Wilson committed to the Buckeyes!

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Are Duck fans worse than PSU fans?

Yeti's have feelings too.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

The groups of them I was around at the Rose Bowl were horribly arrogant and ignorant.

OSUStu's picture

What were they like after the game?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Earle's picture

Ignorant, arrogant (ignorrogant?), and sad.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Really drunk too

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

Brutus's picture

And violent. Seriously. 

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Is Anonymous Latin for Colt Lyerla?

Squirrel Master's picture

"Colt, you are so high on cocaine that you don't realize, they weren't the ones who were yelling at the program. It was you! They were trying to calm you down!"

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

FROMTHE18's picture

geesh, surprising from a fanbase whose teams tradition is defined by a single title game appearance.

JakeBuckeye's picture

*defined by switching their uniforms to something different every year.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Tradition is fairly overrated in cfb, Oregon's got a world class program.

rampageripster's picture

I disagree.  A some point the Duck program will hit a skid of poor seasons.  That fanbase will pretty much vanish.  Take away Nike sugar-daddy money and Chip Kelly and Oregon would be nothing.  Tradition means a ton in CFB.  It's what keeps the blue-bloods at the top year after year after year.

Cause I couldn't go for three

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Not really...Phil Knight and the nike money will never go away.  I agree with you that things will tail off but that happens to every single program and even if things do eventually slow down they will still be a great program.  Instead of competing for national titles you might see 9-3 or 10-2 seasons.  The mass majority of the duck fanbase is largely people who were rooting for them before and they sold out autzen even in the pre Akili Smith days.  Florida didn't have tradition, Miami didn't, Fsu pre bowden didn't, Wisconsin before Alvarez.  Recruits don't care about tradition, to them tradition is what a team has done in the last couple of years.  Do you really think that any college recruits care about what Michigan teams did in the 90's for example?  Of course not.

Kaceybrown's picture

I think they are creating their tradition now. Good to know their fan base is horrible so I can just keep on hating them. 

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Not really...Phil Knight and the nike money will never go away.

That is just not a realistic belief. Knight is 75 years old & Nike is a publicly traded company. Phil is going to be gone in the not too distant future and at some point there will be Nike shareholders who don't see his pet obsession as being a good return on investment.

 I agree with you that things will tail off but that happens to every single program and even if things do eventually slow down they will still be a great program.  Instead of competing for national titles you might see 9-3 or 10-2 seasons.  The mass majority of the duck fanbase is largely people who were rooting for them before and they sold out autzen even in the pre Akili Smith days.  Florida didn't have tradition, Miami didn't, Fsu pre bowden didn't, Wisconsin before Alvarez.

The number of programs that jump to the next level and stay successful is very small.  Kansas St fell off the map once Snyder retired, and did so badly enough that they thought the only solution was to bring him back. VPI appears to in a slow downward spiral and there is no reason to believe the success that Beamer enjoyed will be continued after he's gone.
The Florida schools saw massive growth due to a massive increase in local population. Miami undermines argument as the moment they stumbled on the field they completely disappeared from the national picture. Their saving grace is residing in one of the top 2-3 talent producing metro areas in the nation.
Outside of the Florida schools Wisconsin is virtually the only program to make the jump and stay relatively stable...and that is still only over a 20 year time frame with the primary architect still around.
Oregon is not blessed by being in a geographic hot spot for HS football talent. The number of schools that have seen long term success by relying primarily on talent outside their geographic region can be counted on one hand.
The odds of Oregon slipping back into obscurity are much higher than those of the Ducks maintaining their current success.

yoderdame's picture

I went to the game in Eugene earlier this season when they played Tennessee. The fans I sat around were clueless. One woman yelled at the offense to "tackle somebody" on one play. There were several other ignorant comments like that and I turned to my Oregon fan friend and asked him if this was real. He laughed and said they had a lot of bandwagoners recently and he wasn't surprised.
Sidenote - I wore my black Ohio State "Woody" hat for the tunnel walk Oregon players do through the practice facility as they head to the stadium. Got some good natured ribbing from the players and fans and it was a lot of fun.

CowCat's picture

I need to yell "tackle somebody" at the offense in the Shoe, just to get baffled looks.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

ohhiyo's picture

haha i cant stop laughing, we've had a lot of bandwagoners recently hahahahaha

pjtobin's picture

I seen two ducks fans at the Wisconsin game. They were not together. Both setting in my area, just on separate sides. I asked my wife if I was correct in seeing them ( color blind). And she verified it. Made me wonder why they were there. And another thing, why as a kid all through school, and then all of my twenties I never seen a ducks fan. Now I see them more and more. Bandwagon fans is spot on. IMO 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Is this a Fire Fickell thread?

BTBuckeye's picture

Been to Oregon games (family)...bandwagon yes. They don't really know what it's like to lose lately. Not very knowledgable IMO.
It's also the West Coast so you can also stereotype from there as well.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Oregonians (not just Duck fans) have long had a bad rep among the denizens of the other Pacific coast states.

741's picture

IMHO, a lot of Ohio State fans (particularly a few notables in Section A26, Row 29-30) ought to read this player's words, try to understand the player's point of view, and reassess their own "fan" status and behavior.

pjtobin's picture

That is my area! I think? What did I do wrong?

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

741's picture

Hahaha! I hope you aren't one of the d-bags.
There is one guy in particular who drives me nuts with his constant complaining. This is a guy, mind you, that I am pretty sure never played football beyond the age of 12, and is now in his late 40's or so. This week, during the first half, when we were up 4-5 touchdowns yelled at one point, "Oh, good job Spence - you f@@king idiot! Learn how to make a tackle! You suck!"
Really, dude? Really.

teddyballgame's picture

OK, so the guy had a bad experience, but it seems silly to assume that a handful of people are an accurate representation of the entire fanbase.  He really lost me when tried to compare players on scholarship to slavery...pretty sure he knew what it would be like going in, and frankly he could have left at any time if he didn't like the system.

thePhilipJFry's picture

They also have a fan who runs one of the best college football blogs going (that statement is entirely based on my own opinion, yours might be different).
I don't know why we (college football fans in general) are in a race to define entire fanbases with broad sweeping generalizations based on small samples of that fanbase, but I can tell you I'd be happier if it stopped.  I probably shouldn't hold my breath on that.

Wilkins78's picture

To an extent you are correct that painting an entire fan base with one brush may be an unfair generalization.  I've talked to and seen some absolutely horrid OSU fans.  Anyone who frequented the B1G blog on ESPN probably still shudders when they read the name BigO.  What it comes down to, though, is what you can expect when visiting based on your own and other people's experiences.  I have had no interaction with any Oregon fan, so I really have to rely on others for that information.  
As far as a comparison with PSU fans that was mentioned above, I can speak to that (at least as far as MY experiences).  I've found most PSU fans to be pretty cool and intelligent people.... unless we're talking about college football.  They then transform into batshit-crazy, paranoid lunatics with severe delusions of grandeur who are somehow able to completely sever all ties to reality, logic and civility.  Cool people other than that though.

CowCat's picture

I don't think it's a generalization to say that Oregon has a well-known reputation for having a LOT of aggressive, obnoxious fans.
I live in Seattle near Husky stadium and pretty much every Husky fan I've talked to that has been to Oregon for a game has confirmed this.   
Husky stadium, by contrast, is a classy place, even when I attended as an OSU fan.
The Seattle Seahawks have obnoxious fans too -- they've recently been using undercover police officers dressed as opposing fans to curtail the aggression.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

yrro's picture

I love the fishduck guy! I used several of his videos when I was trying to chart OSU games to figure out what kind of zone play we were running.

BuckeyeChief's picture

LMAO, when I read this, my first though was going to see the Mets play the Cards at Shea in '86; one crystal clear memory from that game was a fan sitting near me yelling at Doc Gooden all game.  

"2014 National with it!!!"

Kurt's picture

Sounds like the first football game he's ever attended as a spectator.  Yea, there are people like that in a sea of a sold out stadium anywhere in the country.

rekrul's picture

They are a bunch of cock bites...

Out Work, Out Think, Out Play!!!

Kaceybrown's picture

I'd stomp that duck to death (or what ever kind if bird it is)

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

I have noticed a lot of new "Ducks fans" in California and Arizona recently.  Most of whom have seen me in Ohio State jerseys and they always have something stupid to say about either Tatgate, Jim Tressel, or the B1G conference.  I always ask them about the 2010 Rose Bowl and if they were fans of Oregon then.  They typically shut up and walk away at that point.  Needless to say; my experience with them so far has been similar to this article's description of them.  They seem to be very uneducated and arrogant. 
But I agree that it is irrational to base my perception of an entire fanbase on a few pud-whackers.  I have encountered many assbag Ohio State fans in my time, as well.  One as recently as last Saturday afternoon at the mall in Chandler, Arizona when I was with my daughter.  Buckeye Nation has them too. 

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

cal3713's picture

What else would you expect from fans of a team that have only won 6 conference championships since 1957?

bigbadbuck's picture

I understand what the former player was saying, but honestly couldn't that very scene take place at almost all football games college or not?

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

Fugelere's picture
Reminds me of that video yells at Oregon fans to "shut up!" during a post game interview.

ohiowhitesnake's picture

This is all I think of when I think about Ducks football. The rest...meh

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

I can say with only trace amounts of sarcasm that the Pac 12 recruits cheerleaders better than any other conference recruits athletes of all other sports:
Edit:  This last Oregon girl.  Wow.

Poison nuts's picture


"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

I didn't mean to frighten you.  Here lil fella, its ok:

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Downvoted Oregon cheerleaders?


"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Oyster's picture


"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

ScarletGray43157's picture

They could use some work on their abs.  Just sayin'...

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Wow.  I've seen some pretty critical OSU fans over the years, but jesus christ...

Class of 2010.

gobucks5413's picture

Unfortunately this happens a little too much with OSU fans too, just hopefully not such a high number...
I was at NW and heard all the talk about how Braxton shouldn't have gotten his starting job back.
Last week, we were up 56-7 at the time, and I heard stadium ushers having a conversation about how our running backs "never" get up field and just run towards the side lines, and that our running backs were "pathetic".
I even heard a conversation about how bad our O-line was this year...I freaked out a bit about this one.
Win after win, too many people were talking about how we should fire Fickell, how bad our defense is, blah blah blah blah blah. Sometimes I worry about the health of our fan base, and how that might transfer to the health of Urban, when we finally lose a game... (hopefully at least another year + off) I think peoples head might literally explode, and people are going to act like its the worst thing thats ever happened ever.
What happened to just "rooting" for your team to succeed? Go Bucks.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

As far as expectations go, I don't think that any team in any sport, at any level, faces more of a demand for excellence from its fans than Ohio State football.  Think about it.  Who the hell could you compare us to?  But that's why people like Urban Meyer want to coach here so badly.

InHartWeTrust's picture

This is just like all the dumbasses here, on other Buckeye boards, tailgating, in the stands, on social media, etc. saying "KG should be the starter, Braxton isn't a good quarterback" and calling for KG to take the job.
It's disturbing how people act and how people really are, but to sit here and act like this is something exclusive to Oregon is crazy...our very own Buckeye fans do this same [stupid] shit every day, even here at our beloved 11W website.