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KingKosar

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Comment 25 Jan 2020

It's a little more expensive, but there is a small regional airport in Eugene (EUG) that you can fly into. Otherwise, just fly into the Portland Airport (PDX) and drive down.  It's a 2 hour drive from the Portland Airport to Eugene.

Comment 25 Jan 2020

One word of caution for the Evergreen Aviation Museum is that it is pretty pricey.  Yea, the Spruce Goose is cool, but compared to the Wright-Patt Air Force Museum in Dayton, which is *free* I might add, Evergreen ends up looking a little less attractive.

Comment 25 Jan 2020

So true.  I figured I would defer to you on the Seattle stuff...lol  I think I remember visiting Gas Works Park when I was up there one time, but I don't remember how that compared to some of the other waterfront parks?

Comment 25 Jan 2020

My wife and I lived in Portland for 8 years.  There is an absolute ton to do, depending on how far you want to travel. 

You could start with Crater Lake, which is roughly a 2 hour drive Southeast of Eugene.  Then head back north via 99W and head through the Willamette Valley wine area (Dundee is spectacular for that.)  That route also takes you through Corvallis if you have any interest in checking out Oregon State.  99W also takes you right into Portland.  

Tons of stuff in the greater Portland area - too much for a little comment here - but Council Crest Park, Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge, and Mt St Helens are definitely to-dos.  If you have the time to head up to Seattle, it is well worth the trip. From Pike Place Market to even the Boeing factory, there is a lot of great stuff.  Hell, if you have even more time, Vancouver BC is only a 2 hour drive north of Seattle, and that is a breathtaking area.

Man, I could go on but I'll stop there.

Comment 21 Jan 2020

There is a similar article done here, where they also break 4th down attempts by location on the field (e.x. a 4th and 15 from outside the 20 has a higher success rate than a 4th and 15 from inside the 20).  The article is from 2014 so somewhat newer, but not by much.

Comment 10 Dec 2018

Drew Brees also didn't get the respect that he deserved.  After his Junior and Senior years he finished 4th and 3rd, respectively, in the Heisman voting. (In Drew Bree's Senior campaign, he finished behind Chris Weinke and Josh Heupel.) 

In fact, in his Sophmore year,1998, (the season in which he broke the B1G record for passing with 3,983 yds), he wasn't even a finalist for the award.  That went to:

1. Ricky Williams

2. Michael Bishop

3.  Cade McNown

4. Tim Couch