Originally posted on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 11/18/11
So apparently 29 players on the Oregon Ducks football team take sign language class. Didn't know it was that popular. Recently they found out that the famous 'O' that fans flash on the regular is really the sign language for the word Vagina. Not really a huge surprise considering the shape that they make.

NY Times “I did the ‘O’ once, and I never did it again,” said LaMichael James, the team’s star running back, who recently injured his right elbow. When discussing this, James spoke quietly so that those nearby would not hear. He would not make the sign. His elbow hurt, he demurred.

Older players recommended the sign language course, players said, because they found it engaging and intuitive — they had grown up using different signing systems on the field. A few players said sign language was a welcome alternative to Spanish, which had been a struggle in high school.

Ummm yea Spanish is hard as hell, wish they offered sign language in High School. I would've hopped on that in a second over Spanish. As for the Oregon ducks, I hope they keep up the glorious tradition of calling themselves Vaginas.


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