Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 1/18/13
Lucy tells Charlie Brown not to worry. This time she will hold the football as he attempts to kick it. Chuck walks back excitedly. This time he is going to do it. It’s really going to happen this time. He revs up, speeds toward the kick and then right at go time … Lucy pulls the ball away. Charlie Brown goes flying and falls on his back. Splat. Duped again. It is one of the iconic moments in Charlie Brown’s illustrious career as king of the blockheads. Sometimes a cartoon can feel like real life. So why should I change my name to ol’Chuck? Why do I feel like a blockhead lately? Look no further than the Oregon State men’s basketball team. Every time they get close, it is as if Lucy is pulling the football right out from under me or us. Often it is difficult to aptly describe a team without seeing them in person. Before the holiday, my soft prediction for the Beavers this year had a bright outlook. Well, did not take long for things to change. I was fortunate to see the ...
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