November 20, 2009

Oregon Ducks Smell Roses: Ten years ago, as the Jacksonville Jaguars took their 14-2 record and No. 1 AFC seed into the 1999 playoffs, they suffered a case of premature celebration with the early release of Uh Oh -- The Jaguars Super Bowl Song. The football gods and Touchdown Jesus responded with a crushing 33-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship and four straight losing seasons. The Oregon Ducks are tempting divine wrath with the release of "I Smell Roses," a new student-produced song, ahead of games at Arizona this Saturday and against Oregon State a week later. I smell trouble.

posted by rcade to football at 11:18 AM - 5 comments

Agreed, that is not a wise move, especially featuring three guys who are at least five continents and two oceans away from getting a casting call for the upcoming Three Stooges movie.

posted by beaverboard at 12:35 PM on November 20, 2009

Good. It couldn't happen to a nicer school.

posted by THX-1138 at 01:32 PM on November 20, 2009

Not sure if a student produced song can officially jinx the team, but then again, the mascot was in the video.

posted by dviking at 06:58 PM on November 20, 2009

I left off a link. Here's where they are meddling with the primal forces of nature:

Earlier this week, a music video for the song "I Love My Ducks" by the student group "Supwitchugirl" created widespread Internet buzz. The video opens with three university seniors in a rose garden, singing, "I smell roses."

The band received kudos from Kelly and the video was quickly shared among the players to a positive reaction.

Poor fools.

posted by rcade at 09:09 PM on November 20, 2009

While Ducks were losing with a little over a minute left in regulation, I was telling my wife about how the Ducks were tempting the fates when the TV showed the Arizona students coming down to the sidelines. We quickly decided that the Arizona students also didn't understand the concept of tempting the fates.

posted by Demophon at 08:31 PM on November 22, 2009

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