Sunday, September 03, 2006

Oregon Beats Stanford 48 to 10 & Dan Fouts Too!

On Sunday our Daughter and I drove up I-5 from Medford to Eugene to watch the Oregon Ducks beat the Stanford Cardinal in Oregon's first football game of the season. It was 92 degrees on our North side of the field in full sunshine. When you get almost 60,000 people in a bowl with very little breeze it gets very hot. Had a nice dinner after the game at Rolling Rapids Pizza (formerly Pietros) and got back to Medford by 9 pm. It was good to go to a game with her again. She was with me 12 years ago when Oregon beat Washington with the "The Pick" play when Kenny Wheaton intercepted a Washington pass to win the game. Yes, they played it on the stadium big screen TV as they always do.

One interesting thing that happened on the way home is we ran into Dan Fouts in Cottage Grove. Yes, the former Oregon and San Diego Chargers QB Dan Fouts. You know the one in the NFL Hall of Fame who worked with Dennis Miller on Monday Night Football. He is now a play by play broadcaster for ABC TV Sports and had just done the TV broadcast of the Oregon/Stanford game. We had stopped at a gas station in Cottage Grove and had gone into the mini mart and were walking down the small hall to the restrooms. Out from the Men's restroom comes this guy with a tie and dress shirt and a beard. My daughter later said he "looked familiar" and I later told her it was Dan Fouts. Just think he used the same towel dispenser I did!

Go Ducks.... on to Fresno State.