September 29, 2018
Dear Duck Diary,
First road trip of the season! I will be spending less than 21 hours in Berkeley... Yikes! While I was at PDX airport boarding my flight to Oakland, I checked in for my return flight back to PDX. Does this happen to anyone else?
I wore my new ADIDAS shoes. I went to the ADIDAS employee store this week. I grew up a Nike girl. Does this revoke my Oregon card?When we landed we went straight to In-N-Out Burger, luggage and all. Why is it so good? Because I don’t eat it enough? I love the simplicity of it. I’d get animal style, but I'm lactose intolerant. I used to eat animal style in college (University of San Diego), before I knew I was allergic to dairy. It’s so damn good.
I love Berkeley. My dad went to Cal and played football there. The first time I was on campus I thought 'wow I understand why my dad is so quirky'. Fun and eclectic!
I'm really looking forward to seeing former Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood. I became friends with him and his wife through my old roommate and best friend, former Oregon lineman Tyler Johnstone. Greatwood was at Johnstone’s wedding this summer and I loved catching up with him. Great human and coach.
Also, I'm going to keep my eye out for a Justin Herbert-Justin Wilcox interaction before/after the game.
On my flight there were quite a few Oregon football fans making the trip down for the Top 25 matchup. A couple came up to me to discuss football. Here are the hot topics and gossip, according to them;
-Is it possible Justin Herbert stays for his senior season? (Yes)
-Coach Arroyo as a play caller, impressive or nah? (TBD)
-Ugo Amadi is fun to watch. (Agreed)
-Why isnt Tony Brooks-James the main workhorse? (Ankle injury and CJ Verdell)
I can write articles about all these topics if you want me to.
Ready for the game? I sure am! I might add to this journal entry Sunday morning. But I might not. After all, I’ll be running on very little sleep and I gotta get a little rest time! I think my Sunday will involve some sort of fall activity (pumpkins? apple picking? scary movie?), certainly a lot of coffee and NFL games! For more behind-the-scenes, follow my Instagram and Twitter.