I think we know each others cases regarding our game. Probably said enough until camps open. So, I'd like to reveal some things about Univ. of Oregon that I think are interesting, and I would love to hear similarly about LSU. Early info is vague and sometimes conflicting, this is what I've found, feel free to correct Oregon became a state in 1859 U of O established in 1872 The term "Civil War" Oregon vs Oregon St. was coined in the 1920's First played in 1894, after 114 games the Ducks lead 58-46-10 Oregon's first team name was, The Lemon Yellows, (first referenced in 1917) When Oregon won the very first NCAA basketball championship in 1939 they were officially the "Tall Firs" It rains a lot in Oregon, a local is sometimes referred to as a "webfoot". A drainage canal system in Eugene known as the millrace, is populated by many ducks. During the 1920's, on gameday Oregon fans would parade to the millrace, capture a duck, escort it to the stadium, display it on the sideline, and then release it after the game. Eventually the game day duck was called, "Puddles". Though still officially the "Tall Firs", Oregon teams were more often called, the Ducks In 1947 a handshake deal between the UO AD and Walt Disney, made Donald Duck the official Oregon mascot, and also at that time, "Oregon Ducks" became the official team name. Relations between Disney corp. and Oregon, became contentious, over who had marketing rights to Oregon's Donald Duck Logo. Disney also claimed they controlled the Ducks costumed mascot. This arguing went on for over 60 years. Two years ago the matter was finally resolved. Disney stated, that the costumed mascot was not "Donald Duck", and they relinquished all rights. Officially known as "the Duck" a lot of Oregon fans call him "Puddles" Freed from Disney, Puddles is now able to be on commercials, and has become much more visible nationally. Donald Duck is still the official team logo, but you don't see it much anymore because; Puddles has become a superstar!