Oregon Ducks' Awful Weekend Included Miserable Mascot Moments

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 19, 2012

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 26:  Puddles the mascot of the Oregon Ducks does push ups after a touchdown against the Oregon State Beavers during the 115th Civil War on November 26, 2011 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

From their football team to their fans—even to their mascot—the Oregon Ducks had a pretty lousy weekend. 

It turns out the frantic offense of the Oregon Ducks could be beat, and a fellow Pac-12 team had the defense to pull off the upset. 

Losing one's hold on a national championship game is tough to take, but we should have really seen the signs.

From the mascot losing its head to an actual duck getting squished by Lee Corso, the world was trying to tell us the Ducks were in store for some humble pie. 

First up is a sky dive (h/t Guyism) that results in the Oregon mascot losing its head, just like the team did against Stanford on Saturday night. 

Really, just one instance of mascot decapitation would tell you doom was on the horizon, but let's consider Lee Corso getting his mitts all over an actual duck. 

Thanks to Awful Announcing for spotting this moment wherein an actual duck had pretty much the worst day ever. 

Yup. What you see there is Corso wearing a Ducks head while chilling with the actual mascot and holding a live animal. 

You would think that would be far too much duck to hold one broadcast. 

The Awful Announcing report reminds us this is just something becoming all the more common with Corso's picks. 

It's become a staple of Corso's picks this year to alarming frequency - baby gators, goats, birds, zebras, red pandas, you name it.  Maybe in the twilight of his career he wants to give Jack Hanna some real competition.  Who knows.

He basically hugs the duck with the gentle touch of Lenny from Of Mice and Men. Before things could get any worse, the show thankfully goes to commercial. 

The signs were all there people. It seems almost silly that the game was actually played. 


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