Saturday, August 13, 2011

How ready will the Ducks be for LSU?

meme an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture, analagous to the way genes spread biological information.

Ad nauseam a Latin term used to describe an argument which has been continuing "to [the point of] nausea".

"The Ducks have trouble with elite defensive lines and teams with extra time to prepare."
"Oregon is replacing three offensive linemen, and the last time that happened, at Boise State in 2009, the Ducks struggled to move the football. In fact, they didn't manage a first down until the third quarter."

The memes are repeated ad nauseam. For a while now the SEC and ESPN have the country convinced that this game is a foregone conclusion, that all LSU has to do is prance out with Tiger pride and the Ducks will collapse like scared little children in their fancy uniforms. After all, the Tigers are tougher and more physical. They're big. They're fast. They play in the SEC, the most dominant conference in football. Oregon is too small on the lines. LSU will control the line of scrimmage and push the Ducks around, just like Auburn.

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