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Tide fans flip the ‘We Want Bama’ t-shirt on Ducks

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It’s bad enough that Oregon saw its BCS title hopes all but extinguished Thursday night at Stanford Stadium.  Now, a couple of fans from the team the Ducks had been chasing all season long have decided to take a 55-gallon drum of salt and pour it all over UO’s fresh, gaping wound.

Since late September, a couple of enterprising UO students have taken to selling neon green & yellow t-shirts around campus which state simply “WE WANT BAMA.”  At $10 a pop, the statement shirt was all the rage on the Eugene campus as the Ducks chased No. 1 Alabama and seemed to be on an inevitable collision course with the two-time defending BCS champions.

It even prompted a fashion response from Tide Nation.

Then, Thursday night happened.

Then, of course, Alabama fans had a little fun at the Ducks’ expense, reprinting an updated version of the “WE WANT BAMA” motif and shared via Twitter by Birmingham radio personality Jim Dunaway:

We Want Bama

Ouch, if for nothing more than the lightning-quick turnaround less than 12 hours after the final gun sounded on the Ducks’ first loss of the season.

Just a quick reminder, though: Alabama has its own stiff test this weekend, hosting No. 10 LSU in Tuscaloosa.  A loss there and the Tide’s in the exact position the Ducks find themselves this morning — on the outside of the BCS window looking in.

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32 Responses to “Tide fans flip the ‘We Want Bama’ t-shirt on Ducks”
  1. woebegong says: Nov 8, 2013 11:28 AM

    There’s always the possibility of the rose bowl, most likely playing OSU. Provided of course that Standford doesn’t end up there.
    Standford seems to have Oregon’s number for sure.

  2. buckeye1nation says: Nov 8, 2013 12:04 PM

    The one I saw this morning was even better..It said “You want to be Bama”..Nice take on that..

    @woe–If things stay the way they are and everyone wins out, it will be Stanford and tOSU in the Rose Bowl. They always take the B1G and Pac 12 Champs unless one or both are in the NC game.Oregon will still get a BCS game, most likely Fiesta against Baylor.

  3. kansacity88 says: Nov 8, 2013 12:36 PM

    Holy crap! Oregon and Baylor. Scoreboard workers will hopefully get overtime pay!

    Oregon 35
    Baylor 38

    …………..at the end of the 1st quarter!

  4. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Nov 8, 2013 12:46 PM

    buckeye1nation is correct. Both games would be great match ups. The Rose Bowl would pit strength against strength. Both teams like to run the ball (tOSU 301 yds/game – Stanford 196 yds/game). Both teams are in the top 10 in rushing defense. I give tOSU the edge based on the depth we have at the RB position and the fact that Braxton Miller is playing very well.
    Oregon versus Baylor sounds like it would be a very high scoring game. However, both teams are ranked in the top 10 in scoring defense. I give the edge to Baylor based on the fact that they would be thrilled to play in the Fiesta Bowl, while Oregon was expecting to play in Pasadena (National Championship or at least the Rose Bowl).

  5. buckeye1nation says: Nov 8, 2013 12:57 PM

    This is what I see as the BCS Bowl line up:
    Champ Game-Bama-FSU
    Rose-tOSU-Stanford
    Fiesta-Baylor-Oregon
    Sugar-Loser of SEC Champ Game-Fresno State
    Orange-UCF-Clemson

    I think UCF could draw well only in a Florida game, since Miami is only about 4 hours from Orlando.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 8, 2013 2:51 PM

    LMAO I love it.

  7. gfj7000 says: Nov 8, 2013 3:33 PM

    Oregon vs. Baylor is the next best game at the top where Oregon belongs – they should take on an undefeated team vs. Rose Bowl where Stanford will be defeated, as for sure as they have NO offense and their defense won last night with a lot of help from the officials. What a mess.

  8. floridacock says: Nov 8, 2013 3:49 PM

    UCF / Miami, maybe in Orange. Doubt a 2 loss Clemson team will make it there after the debacle 2 years ago. WVU SCORES AGAIN!

  9. buckeye1nation says: Nov 8, 2013 4:22 PM

    @Florida–I chose Clemson only because they would bring fans that would be staying in hotels, eating at restaurants, etc. for multiple days. The Canes would not bring those kinds of fans because they are already in town..Not to mention, Miami will be a 2 loss team as well, coming off another beat down by FSU .

  10. lbijake says: Nov 8, 2013 4:22 PM

    buckeye1nation says: Nov 8, 2013 12:04 PM

    The one I saw this morning was even better..It said “You want to be Bama”..Nice take on that..

    @woe–If things stay the way they are and everyone wins out, it will be Stanford and tOSU in the Rose Bowl.
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    I think you may be mistaken as Oklahoma State is not eligible for the Rose Bowl but I agree would be a great selection.

  11. Anoesis says: Nov 8, 2013 4:40 PM

    A compliment by Oregon (yeah, I know lots of their fans can be a bit overbearing) turned into a mocking kick in the teeth. Nice. Oregon just wanted to get to the title game, like a lot of other programs. They were acknowledging Alabama’s recent superiority, but apparently some Bama fans took exception to that.

    Enjoying your ride at the top doesn’t mean you have to be classless. Some day you’ll be down again and doing stuff like this insures no one will feel badly for you.

  12. buckeye1nation says: Nov 8, 2013 4:55 PM

    @jake–Nice, but I meant The Ohio State University..

  13. classyjacklambert says: Nov 8, 2013 5:01 PM

    @floridacock
    Clemson only has one loss, but that’s probably where your math skills fail you.

  14. chachooga says: Nov 8, 2013 5:04 PM

    Just shows how weak the PAC 12 is……their best team lost to UTAH. Wow.

    Not sure what to think of the Big 12. Baylor is their best team? Strange.

    Still can’t get anyone to agree with me that the SEC is overrated. I mean two mid tier Big 12 teams (Mizzou & TexasA&M) come in and are suddenly beating everyone from Bama down and getting ranked extremely differently.

    I still think Oklahoma State vs Bama would have been a far better game than Bama/LSU rematch a couple years ago. I think OSU may have won…..considering how well Mizzou & TxAM have done.

  15. buckeye1nation says: Nov 8, 2013 5:26 PM

    @chachooga–I think at the moment the SEC is the best conference, but others are gaining. The SEC has been very consistent at the top of the conference over the last 4 years (BAMA), and a few teams have been good, but not consistently great (LSU,SC,Ga to name a few) and the rest of the conference has been wildly inconsistent. Florida and Auburn are perfect examples.

  16. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 8, 2013 7:04 PM

    Anoesis says:
    Nov 8, 2013 4:40 PM
    A compliment by Oregon (yeah, I know lots of their fans can be a bit overbearing) turned into a mocking kick in the teeth. Nice. Oregon just wanted to get to the title game, like a lot of other programs. They were acknowledging Alabama’s recent superiority, but apparently some Bama fans took exception to that.

    Enjoying your ride at the top doesn’t mean you have to be classless. Some day you’ll be down again and doing stuff like this insures no one will feel badly for you.
    *****************
    Classless is making a t-shirt proclaiming you’ll be in the NC game, before the season is played out.

    Oregon. The university of not really doing a whole lot but, we look pretty in our QVC uniforms!

  17. stoicpaisano says: Nov 8, 2013 7:07 PM

    Ouch, if for nothing more than the lightning-quick turnaround less than 12 hours

    ***************************************

    LOL that’s about a 12 minute job on Photoshop, and I’m a shallow, dumb, vacuous moron when it comes to that program. So probably 120 seconds or so for someone who knows what they’re doing.

    Even with an entertaining Vikings/Redskins matchup, nights like last reinforce (to me, anyway) that college football is this country’s great sport. Every game matters.

  18. Deb says: Nov 8, 2013 8:07 PM

    @Anoesis …

    You don’t like Bama. We get it … every time you post. No need to go off on a tear about a t-shirt. Good grief :roll:

  19. imaduffer says: Nov 8, 2013 8:07 PM

    What’s really funny is I’m surprised that anyone at the University of Alabama could actually spell Stanford.

  20. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 8, 2013 10:22 PM

    @Chachooga. Last year Mizzu was getting rolled by other SEC teams and this year they are fairing well against a weaker east division. Texas A &M got a new coach and a new Heisman winning QB and beat Bama but were still about the third best team in the WEST division. How did they compare to the Big 12 last year? Ask Bob Stoops how the receiving end of that trip to the woodshed went…and they were about the 2nd best team in their conference. It is not reasonable to say that big 12 teams are running over the SEC.

    Looking at the top teams in each conference- the Pac 12 is probably the second best conference and ACC is probably 3rd. The Big conferences are falling behind. Strength is cyclical, as we can see some conferences getting weaker as others get stronger.

  21. Anoesis says: Nov 9, 2013 7:20 AM

    rats-
    Wanting to be in the NC title game against the defending champs is in no way a proclamation of actually getting there. How did you arrive at that conclusion?

    Deb-
    I have nothing against the university. Some fans on the other hand…But isn’t that true about every fanbase? Funny how you see nothing wrong with kicking another team when it’s down, no matter what you think of them, but if someone calls them on it you think THAT’S the offense.

    If you’ve won the national title more times in the past four years than many teams ever have, one would think y’all could wear it a little better.

  22. chachooga says: Nov 9, 2013 8:15 AM

    @Sportsguy3434

    You make my point exactly.

    So last year if Bama had lost to say, OU, Texas, Kstate…..no title game.

    But because Tex A&M is now SEC royalty….they got the ticket. It is a joke.

    And the ACC has 3 top 15 teams….two of which beat SEC teams (UF & UGA)…..oh but suddenly they are on down years….why are UF & UGA on down year…..CUZ THEY LOST TO UM & CLEMSON. But you put them behind a conference that’s best team lost to Utah????

    FSU/Clemson/UM would destroy Oregon/Stanford/whatever sorry Pac12 team you want to put 3rd. In fact I say it is close to even FSU/Clemson/UM vs. Bama/which ever two sorry SEC teams you choose as 2nd/3rd.

    It will show again this year in bowl games and NFL talent….the ACC is easily in the running for best conference if there was no SEC hype.

    I am not saying SEC is not tops….I am saying the hype machine is all that pushes their fortunes. Mizzou & Tex A&M are perfect examples of my point.

  23. shunface says: Nov 9, 2013 10:48 AM

    @chachoga

    Players drafted by conference 2013.
    SEC – 63
    ACC – 30

    Bowl record last two years
    SEC 12-5
    ACC 6-8

    You’re absolutely correct. It shows in NFL talent and Bowl records.

  24. Deb says: Nov 9, 2013 12:35 PM

    @Anoesis …

    I’m sure you have nothing against the university–but you don’t like the football team. That’s evident in all your posts on the subject. The Ducks weren’t paying Bama a big compliment with their “We want Bama” shirts. I’ve got friends who are FSU fans that preface “We want Bama” with the word Sorry when they’re talking to me. That’s a pretty clear indicator that they don’t mean the phrase as a compliment–they mean it as: We think we can BEAT the HECK out of Bama.

    You weren’t here last season … or the season before … or the season before when certain Ducks fans were mouthing off to us about how much better they were than Bama or Auburn or the SEC in general. Better … stronger … faster … like the Six Million Dollar Man. So please don’t lecture me about kicking people while they’re down. When you’re at the top of the heap like Bama, you have every kid with a rock aiming at you. And when you fall, they all come to dance on your broken body. I’m living that now as a Steelers fan. One guy on PFT said it well: The Steelers won’t be down for long, so let’s get in our licks while we can.

    So spare me the whining about mean ol’ Bama fans. It’s a football blog. The kids are joking about a t-shirt. If we lose tonight, the football world will rip us to shreds. That’s how it goes. Stop being ridiculous.

  25. blackhawks2010 says: Nov 9, 2013 1:56 PM

    Hilarious, could you imagine the score if Alabama played Oregon? Bama would of hung 50 by halftime.

    The Ducks finesse wussy ball is no match for a team that can play physical and skill ball. Stanford punched Oregon in the mouth and they went down and didn’t get up.

  26. scbaby2013 says: Nov 10, 2013 1:39 AM

    I’d have to say PAC 12 is second best conf and sec is 1st Stanford and Oregon has played great this year. Makes me laugh when I read people hating on PAC 12, try staying up and watch some of the west coast games…you’ll probably enjoy some of it

  27. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 10, 2013 12:16 PM

    Stanford and Auburn are underrated. Stanford could hang with ANY team. Auburn has a coach. Mizzou had their entire offensive line injured last year and is one “doink” from a top five rating. A&M is VERY young. 32 of their 85 scholarship players are redshirt freshmen or freshmen. Georgia is pure warrior, Florida is Sybil, and South Carolina is South Carolina.

    Baylor is way overrated and still face the meat of their schedule. By the time Baylor plays Texas, I fully expect Baylor to be beat up. Don’t be surprised if Texas wins their boutique conference with an upset of “mighty” Baylor. Baylor hasn’t played anyone and their SoS is 96.

    OSU against Stanford, I’d have to take Stanford . Stanford and FSU are the two schools that mirror Alabama. What would be the over/under on an Oregon/Baylor
    game?

    RTR

  28. normtide says: Nov 10, 2013 12:23 PM

    Anoesis- Don’t blame others because Oregon failed. They called out Bama, so yes Bama fans can react. You don’t like that, simple, don’t call out other programs. The team talking all the trash now wanted pity. The team printing tshirts now prefers a classy approach. And you, your the same way. Practice what you preach, sir.

  29. dhardy8207 says: Nov 10, 2013 2:28 PM

    Cant believe some grown ass adults on here are upset about response to a T shirt!

    First, printing the initial version of the T shirt was obviously a cute but arrogant way of the Duck’s fanbase making a statement, but most importantly an act of “putting the cart before the horse”, counting your chicks before they hatch”, something along those lines. The fact that BAMA fans returned the jesture when Stanford unfortunately reminded the Ducks, “uumm not so fast, still got to get past us first” with the biotch slapping they put on them thursday was a response that any ranked team’s fan base would initiate after such a challenging statement.

    This shows the bias and hatred for the SEC and particularly BAMA! Would it be classless if Stanford’s fan base had come up with the idea? I think not, if it was any other fan base it would just be trivial trash talking…

    Most seriouse college football followers knew Oregon has a history of flubbing up at some point during the season. For their fan base to call out an opponent that is sitting atop the standings, while overlooking a major obstacle in their own conference is not only arrogance but insulting to Stanford as well…

  30. jdillydawg says: Nov 10, 2013 3:04 PM

    Call me crazy, and I’m certainly no expert or fullproof prognosticator, but I’ve a feeling Baylor is a whole lot better than people think. The Big 12 keeps beating each other up – Tech losing 3 in a row, Texas barely hanging on the last two weeks, TCU suddenly waking up and so on. And yet Baylor has so far managed to just keep trucking along racking up some serious points and making a strong statement with its defense.

    I’m really looking forward to the Baylor/OSU matchup, both teams are looking good and will be a real test for each other. I think Baylor could hang with any of the top 4 right now. They may not beat any of them, but I would bet a whole lot of money not one of them would rack up 50 points on them.

    So, the fact that no one other than Baylor and OSU are standing out in the Big 12 right (Yes, Texas is undefeated in conference play, but it has looked pretty shaky lately) now leads me to believe the conference may be stronger than it shows. No game is a cake walk in this division.

  31. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 10, 2013 4:17 PM

    Baylor is legit, but I want them to do that to a top defense.

  32. waynefontes says: Nov 12, 2013 6:43 AM

    chachooga says:
    Nov 9, 2013 8:15 AM

    FSU/Clemson/UM would destroy Oregon/Stanford/whatever sorry Pac12 team you want to put 3rd. In fact I say it is close to even FSU/Clemson/UM vs. Bama/which ever two sorry SEC teams you choose as 2nd/3rd.

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    Miami would destroy Oregon or Stanford?

    Miami would beat the “sorry” 2nd and 3rd best teams in the SEC?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Miami can’t even compete with Virginia Tech.

    They got stomped at home by an average Hokie team that has lost to BC and Duke.

    FSU can play with anyone. Clemson probably can play with anyone (other than FSU).

    Miami is a scrub team that was overrated because they beat another overrated scrub team in 4-5 Florida.

    You should worry about beating Duke, much less have insane fantasies as hanging with the big boys in college football.

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