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Send Copy of This to Everyone You Know

By Fred Delkin Oregon magazine readers are urged to send the following to everyone they know. It violates all those standards we all learned when we took our first writing class. Be certain you address a copy to the President of our nation. Unleashed by his second elected term, Obama runs wild. He shows no

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Ducks Threaten Pac12 2014 Football Title Run

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By Fred Delkin

“Any failsport ignoring the Pac12 network coverage of almost every organized team sport activity known to humans deserves severe condemnation.”

Mariota’s bum leg gave Pac12 rivals late season relief last fall, though the Oregon QB showed a full recovery by bowl time…just ask Texas. Given full health in 2014, the

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Ducks Better Than Current Rating – - Texas Will Get That Message

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By Fred Delkin

“By our reckoning, the Pac12 will record a 8-1 record in the nine bowl games”

Pigskin returns with a flurry of bowlcentric musings, led by the Oregon/Texas Alamo appearance. Consider these facts: UO QB Marcus Mariota produced better stats than any of the Heisman candidates…his gimpy

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Perfect Pac12 Picks, PSU Falters

Pigskin Pete By Fred Delkin We were perfection on our Pac12 calls last week, with the only besmirch on our crystal ball done by Portland State. This week, Oregon State, Arizona and Southern Cal take byes. Washington at Stanford is the headliner. Here’s our rendition of expected weekend results: Washington @ Stanford–the Dawgs served

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World Wine Atlas Turns 42 With Finest Edition to Date

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By Fred Delkin

In 1971, The World Atlas of Wine made its debut. Now, 42 years later, it has been published, not only as the most honored compendium of the wine world in history, the new edition covers the full global wine scene

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Ducks, Beavers Play Host & Seattle Has 2 League Bouts

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By Fred Delkin

Sorry, dear readers, but our magazine’s staff malfunctioned last week and our brilliant prose went unpublished. We inform you, of course, that Pigskin’s picks were all correct! Now, let’s consider what Pac12 members will do in ten intraleague matchups this Saturday. Only Utah and UCLA have

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Pac12 Matchups Toughen Coaches Face Extinction

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By Fred Delkin

Now the battles get tougher for most Pac12 members as only two face patsies this weekend: Stanford @ Army and Texas San Antonio @ Arizona. The other10 conference members are playing respectable Division 1 foes. The Los Angeles press is reflecting USC supporters desire for

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Ducks Dazzle, Beavers Bashed Pigskin Picks This Week’s Wars

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Pigskin Pete

By Fred Delkin

Pigskin missed on three of Week 1′s calls, as Utah just edged Utah State, Colorado nipped Colorado State and Oregon State defied all forecasters’ efforts by forfeiting their national ranking with a loss to underdog Eastern Washington. Oregon showed it has lost no luster despite Chip

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Drought’s Over! College Grid Looms, Pigskin Picks Openers

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Pigskin Pete

By Fred Delkin

Clean your screens…the most abundant college grid coverage in TV history is upon us! If you receive Pac12 network, you will be inundated by a constant flow of information, live action and replays from a conference that has already enriched its members with

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Imported Yogurt Transforms Writer’s Aversion to Healthy Comestibles

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By Fred Delkin

Home on the Range

Despite (or due to) my mother’s constant efforts to direct my childhood appetite toward all foods that were “good for me”, I entered adulthood averse to products proclaiming themselves as “health food”, “gluten-free”, etc. Thus, it was with trepidation that I accepted an

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Ducks Survive NCAA Troubles Now Seek National Championship

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By Fred Delkin

It took the NCAA Sheriff over two years and creation of a bonanza for defense attorneys before any serious sanctions for University of Oregon’s football program were waved off and the Ducks adjudged as a minor recruiting offender and free to compete unhindered as a 2013

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Oregon Distillers Follow Craft Beer’s Pioneering

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By Fred Delkin

Oregon claims credit for showing the legislative way in 1980 to foment the craft beer revolution that now has small batch brewers in all 50 states.

Now, it can take a bow for creating the nation’s first craft distilling guild in 2007, with 24 members

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Oregon Wine Investment Maintains Growth & Profit

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By Fred Delkin

We’re old enough to remember when wine production was more dream than reality on the Oregon agricultural scene. No more! The state’s wine industry has more than doubled its economic impact since 2005, boasts more than 450 wineries and is attracting major vineyard creation by outside financial

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Portland State Taking Next Expansion Move

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By Fred Delkin

The Vikings are on the move…the Portland State Vikings that is, who already boast the highest enrollment for Oregon institutions of higher learning. The downtown campus is now gathering funds for a $50 million expansion of current facilities at Stott Center, to be titled the Viking Pavilion. This project will

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Oregon Awash With Craft Beer Producers

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By Fred Delkin

The United States will never challenge Germany, Belgium or the Czech Republic as a national standard-bearer for beer quality, since our major brewers pump out an overwhelming quantity of nationally advertised sour soda water…yes, we mean you, Anheuser Busch, SABMiller and Coors! Yet, state by

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