**My computer/Squarespace decided not to save most of my post, so I choose to claim I was hacked by a Stanford student. I went ahead and summarized the bits that were lost**
The Ducks are not a good football team. That is to be expected, as they are young. Stop complaining about the young Ducks not being good. Calm yourself. Be a positive fan.
Anyways, the Ducks wore a combo we hadn't seen yet this year, reviving last year's yellow explosion graphic jerseys to top off the 'highlighter' look. It was the first time the Ducks lost wearing all yellow in at least a decade because I'm too tired of re-writing this to go back and check the mid-2000's practically all-yellow uniforms.
The bigger news of the last week was this shirt that was released as a 50th Anniversary of Autzen item. Complete with many of Nike's custom designs that we have seen over the years, this shirt is awesome, and I want it as sheets, shower curtains, and lunchboxes. As much as I love the shirt, it seems odd to see it released this week. The 50th anniversary of Autzen Stadium's first game was several weeks ago, and the Cal game would have been the closest occasion to plan tributes to the stadium. The game came and went, however, and there were no jersey patches, helmet stickers, jumbotron videos (as far as I saw) and no apparel release from Nike.
The only answer I can think of lies on the shirt itself. The large number one has small writing inside, stating "1st Autzen Win, 10.21.67". Perhaps that means we will see the festivities and tributes the following week in Southern California as the Ducks travel to play UCLA, on the 50th anniversary to the day of that first Autzen win (one of the two total wins the 1967 team managed to pull off). Though we could also see something at the next home game, which won't be until October 28th. Who knows?
As far as this upcoming week, we see another mix-and-match selection that results in a new combo we have yet to see. The white jersey looks slightly off with so much green compared to the largely yellow led uniform, but ultimately the Ducks look just fine. I will say though, I am extremely excited to see what new uniforms Willie and Co. roll out next year.
One week at a time though! I'll be rooting for the Ducks from enemy territory, in my first Ducks football road game since the Ducks defeated the Huskies in Seattle in 2015. Go Ducks!