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Duck Mascot Suspended For Beatdown, Teabagging

As if the UO Athletic Department wasn’t already having PR issues, now their public face has been suspended for next weeks home game against Fresno State for delivering this brutal smackdown to the Houston Cougar. No word yet on why the Duck decided to run wild on the Cougar, nor why he felt compelled to savagely teabag his hapless victim as he lay quivering on the turf of Autzen Stadium. Needless to say, this comes as a blow to the ASUO’s much-vaunted (by them) “Classy Fan Initiative.”

Watch the Ducks teabag the Michigan Wolverines today at 12:30 on ABC.

Edit: If you missed this, it was quite the teabagging. Go Ducks!

  1. Ossie says:

    In the opinion of the Oregon Commentator Editorial Board, the student inside the Duck costume should be proud of executing such a tasteful and well received stunt. There

  2. Timothy says:

    The OU athletic department should be embarrased for only giving a one game suspension to the mascot.

    Wait, wait, Oklahoma has a duck now? I’m confused.

  3. Neutral says:

    To “Assault? Hardly Says”: First off, interesting name. Secondly, “neutral” is a British term meaning you’re not really a supporter of either team.

    The duck was raining haymakers on the cougar. If that happened in the stands or outside the stadium, there’s no question that he’d be arrested. Given that the duck was not arrested, he shoudl consider himself lucky. The OU athletic department should be embarrased for only giving a one game suspension to the mascot. If a player had engaged in similar behavior, I’d hope that they’d be given a far harsher punishment.

  4. Daisy says:

    I spelled improv wrong. Oops.

  5. Daisy says:

    As a close friend of the individuals who are the duck I want to make sure people know that when two mascots “fight,” 99 percent of the time it is planned before hand. This WAS the case with this fight; however, the punching and the tea bagging, while it was a bit over the top, was a result of the testosterone that takes over a males body when 1) your team is winning the season opener on your home turf, 2) you are performing in front of 50,000+ spectators, and 3) approximately 3,000 of those spectators are fellow students who are rooting you on. Listen to the film. The crowd goes wild.

    I agree that the punching and tea bagging appeared to be over the top, but you have to remember what those mascot heads are made of. Ever punch a stuffed animal? Yeah, the guy in the suit had no intention of assaulting the other guy. They love their jobs and although they do get carried away sometimes, they prefer to plan every move before the fight takes place, but every so often that testosterone will kick in and improve takes over. They are people in fluffy suits. Give ’em a break.

  6. Assault? Hardly says:

    Ok, whoever is named Neutral needs to change their name because that was not a neutral statement. You can say what you want, but don’t label your writing as neutral when you obviously have an opinion.

    I’m a big Duck fan, but I have to say I’m a little ashamed of the freaking idiot inside the costume. It’s completely his fault that he let rage get the best of him. I feel a little bit of pride that he defended “our house” but he could have just done a little harmless shoving and left it at that.

    On that note, though, I am a little surprised at the strong feelings here. Assault? Explusion? It’s a mascot fight, for god’s sake. Yes, some kid made a mistake, but he can learn from it. In the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t the end of the world.

    Whoever Wubba Wubba is: rock on, dude.

  7. cw says:

    (patiently awaiting redemption in 3rd Ward, TX….)

  8. Ossie says:

    You’ve all been duped.

  9. Wubba Wubba says:

    And Houston blows. So we’re even.

  10. Liza Null says:

    The duck sux.

  11. CJ Ciaramella says:

    John: “Your support for inane actions like this give UO fans a bad name

  12. John says:

    Duck fan, you’re lame…doing pushups after scoring is by no means an exclusive to the Ducks, not even close…there were a number of schools doing it long before the Ducks thought to give it a try! Your support for inane actions like this give UO fans a bad name…maybe you should loosen up your belt and pull your head out!

  13. Duck fan says:

    That was incredibly hilarious. I’m proud of our mascot for stepping up and protecting our “honor”. No mascot can come into our territory and do push-ups after scoring. That is a Duck trademark! And for those that didn’t think it was funny, loosen up the belt around your shorts and your tucked in t-shirt!

  14. John says:

    I think the person’s behavior inside the Duck mascot suit has done a tremendous disservice to the University of Oregon. I would hope that the loyal fans, alumni, cheerleading and athletic department staff would have great feelings of embarassment and shame at this fiasco. I don’t think a week’s suspension of the mascot’s attendance is the appropriate action…I believe that the individual responsible should be permanently banned from any further participation whatsoever in Oregon athletics, and a formal apology be made to the University of Houston and its mascot. The acts of the person in the Duck costume are uncoscionable…I would perhaps even consider his expulsion from the University entirely for the shame he has brought to the University and its fine students, faculty, staff and alumni, not to mention all fans of Oregon athletics.

  15. Sho says:

    Donald Says:


  16. Timothy says:

    Methinks somebody went to OSU.

  17. Donald says:

    Just like a UofO Duck, just a dumb goon beating up on the little guy. Like any thug I bet that mentality doesn’t leave the safety of Eugene and the protection of their own fans. I cant wait until the Pac 10 rips into you hooligans.

  18. Neutral says:

    While this debacle seems comical because the participants were wearing costumes, the Oregon mascot should have been suspended FOR THE SEASON for committing an assault. It’s amazing that the Cougar wasn’t injured seriously — clearly the Duck had no concern for his welfare. If the combatants were in street clothes, I have no doubt that the Oregon mascot would have been charged criminally for his actions. In fact, I believe that would really be the appropriate outcome of this fight.

    Just to be clear, I’m not a Houston fan (though I’m not really a big fan of either team, I’d lean toward supporting Oregon), but I think that the Duck completely crossed the line.

  19. daniels says:

    Good to see that things haven’t changed in the Eug.

  20. Liz says:

    Both my parents are U of H alums. It made coming back to Eugene to see this game even sweeter!

  21. Timothy says:

    You know, my dad went to UofH, I will have to tease him about his Mascot’s wussitude on Monday.

  22. Amy says:

    So the entire mascot is banned from the game, not just the person inside it? I hope that guy/girl feels like a douche right about now…

    Also, is there an article or story on this that we could have a link to?

  23. Ossie says:

    Jake, does that mean you are from Wyomissipia, or something like that? That’s a wierd name for a town.

  24. Jake says:

    If anyone cares, I went to high school with Michigan’s staring quarterback Chad Henne. It’s a bittersweet day for me.

  25. N. Brown says:

    Go Ducks!

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