Yup...we "plucked" those dastardly ducks 38-31 in overtime, thereby winning the 111th Oregon-Oregon State annual "Civil War."
I had never met any of these fellow Beavers before, but the lady in orange graduated a year after me, and the guy in black next to her was in my 1976 graduating class.
We laughed at our excitement; when we were at OSU watching the games in person, Dee Andros was the couch, and he was about the most exciting thing about the whole team, as Andros was as wide as he was tall and went by the name of "The Great Pumpkin,"
Dressed head to toe in orange, coaching from the sidelines, it was an apt moniker.
The team, however, was terrible back then.
I remember playing bridge with my dorm mates to pass the time in the stands.
That's bad. Real bad.
So of course now we are ABSOLUTELY making up for the lost years by enjoying every second of our Fighting Beaver's games.
I even took my Benny Beaver stuffed animal along to this game, cuz he plays the OSU fight song whenever you squeeze his paw.
The OSU alumni association gave us the Orange and Black school color spirit sticks to wave.
It was too hot here to wear my OSU sweatshirt, so I made do with wearing my Benny Beaver earrings and baseball cap.
Let me say it again: We WON!!!!!
The ski slopes have been opened, Jeff has made his first run. Bernie is glued to the ski resort webcams, and counting the days until he gets to start skiing too.
I think he is sticking his tongue out at Jeff for putting him outside in the snow.
Can't say as I blame him....
Let me just say it one more time:
PLUCK AND STUFF THE SILLY DUCKS>>>
OREGON STATE HAS WON!
(And my grad school, Texas Woman's University is STILL undefeated for yet another year!)