In a land far away called ESPN Connecticut, the Oregon Duck Basketball team peaked in 1939.
The Tall Firs claimed the first NCAA championship.
The UO collection of title trophies equals the Portland Trail Blazers.
In a world of east coast bias, also known as "Those games are played too late out west and I've got an early wake up for Bristol," sports prophets missed some great seasons.
The Oregon Ducks just played one.
Since 1939, UO basketball has seen many iterations, some of them tagged with names that may not be proper for today's public consumption.
The Kamikaze Kids sound like a threat to one and all, but the record shows they did not sink any battleships in WWII. No aircraft carriers came under fire from this Dick Harter coached team.
They did play a brand of ball that frightened opponents when they took the floor, and that doesn't mean walking onto the court.
The Harter teams took to the floor with their face down dives ...