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Oregon Duck mascot loses head skydiving (Video)

The Oregon Duck mascot lost its head during a skydiving stunt on Friday.

ESPN’s “GameDay” show is in Oregon this weekend for the Stanford-Oregon game, and they decided to arrange a skydiving stunt. According to KVAL, GameDay had Eugene Skydivers perform an exhibition skydive that included the Oregon Duck mascot — Puddles.

The person in the Ducks mascot costume lost the head and feet during the jump. ESPN GameDay host Chris Fowler tweeted about the incident, saying that the mascot head had been lost. Luckily it turned up less than a half-hour later.

Now all we have to worry about is weather the Duck and Stanford Tree will fight each other like they talked about two years ago. Based on this video, my money would be on the Duck.

Image via KVAL
H/T Lost Lettermen

Oregon does Gangnam Style parody (Video)

Gangnam Style is a music video by Korean pop singer Park Jae Sung (PSY) that has gone viral. The video was posted on July 15 and already has over 77 million views. Given the incredible amount of attention it’s received online, I’m going to assume that some of you are familiar with it. If not, watch it to get caught up. Anyway, Oregon athletics decided to film a parody Gangnam Style video, which you can see above. The video stars the Oregon Duck exhibiting far less violent behavior than it’s been known to show in the past. It’s pretty amusing if you’re into the whole Gangnam Style thing.

H/T With Leather via Hot Clicks

Oregon Duck Mascot’s Jersey Had a Chip Kelly Silhouette on the Shoulder (Picture)

Earlier this week, we showed you a picture of the throwback jerseys Oregon planned to wear against Cal Thursday night. The Ducks wore ‘em and wrecked Cal, as you may have expected. The cool thing about those jerseys was that they had the Donald Duck cartoon on the shoulder. So what did the Oregon Duck mascot’s jersey look like? This of course:

A Chip Kelly silhouette on the shoulder, complete with a visor and everything. Those cheeky folks at Nike. They think of everything, don’t they?

Thanks to CJ Fogler for the pic

Stanford Tree and Oregon Duck Preparing for Throwdown

The matchup between Stanford and Oregon Saturday in Eugene will likely be for the Pac-10 title. As we inch closer to the game, more and more side stories are emerging. Aside from the clash on the field, keep on the lookout for a throwdown between the mascots.

Last week Andy Staples wrote a mascot column on SI after the Ohio Bobcat jumped Brutus the Buckeye in a fight. “When we go to Oregon, I’ll have to round up a bunch of homies,” the Stanford Tree told Staples. In response, the Duck issued a warning “Don’t come into my house and push me around” he told The Oregonian.

Of course, if the Tree has ever seen video of the Duck’s fight with the Houston Cougar, he knows he’ll need some back up. As for the game, I have no reason to switch away from my pick that Stanford will win. They’re a physical team with a stellar defense and I think we’ll see that.

One thing Oregon has going for it this is that they’re prepared for the game this time. Oregon Coach Chip Kelly told Jim Rome Friday that his team wasn’t ready for the Stanford game last year and that Stanford played harder than they did. He believes it won’t be the same outcome this time around because they’ll be ready for it.

Hey, even if you know what’s coming, sometimes you still can’t stop it. I think that will be the issue.

Oregon Duck Mascot Suspended for Kicking Houston Cougar’s Ass (Video)

This is one of the better stories I’ve seen all year — it definitely has the potential to be one of LBS’ Greatest Hits. As my buddy Andy pointed out to me, the Oregon Duck has been suspended for opening up a can on the Houston Cougar mascot last week and will miss next weekend’s game at Autzen Stadium. What could he have possibly done that was so bad? See for yourself:

You see him go all Ace Ventura on the Cougar? Plus that WWF elbow drop was fantastic. As if the elbow drop wasn’t enough, then the Duck straight up tea-bagged the Cougar. I’m still laughing. That was pure beauty. Possibly the greatest thing I’ve seen all year. And it least it’s a lot more tame than mascots break dancing against each other.