Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/30/11

The Granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl awaits for the #5 Oregon Ducks. Chip Kelly is going for his first BCS win in three tries. But plenty of stories have already surfaced RE: the Ducks during this Rose Bowl week. Let’s get you caught up.

Ever heard of the Beef Bowl? It’s an annual eating contest between the two teams leading up to the game. And this year it was held at Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills.

According to Adam Jude of the Eugene Register-Guard, Oregon offensive lineman Mark Asper, an Eagle Scout, saved a man who began choking on his food. Watch the video (Die Hard Sport)

-Lots of drama, see below (Oregon Live)

Nine players left the 11th floor of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City Monday night, and were headed down when the elevator came to an abrupt stop between the seventh and eighth floors.

There, it sat, unwilling to move no matter what buttons the players pushed.

Finally, they reached the hotel staff on the elevator intercom, and settled back to wait for help.

They waited, and waited, and waited.

“That wasn’t the most pleasant experience,” said linebacker Josh Kaddu, one of the Hyatt Regency Nine.

According to The Oregonian the players were stuck for two hours, which was long enough that they had to take turns sitting down because they were getting tired and there wasn’t enough space for everyone to sit.

-And if these incidents weren’t hair-raising enough, wait till you see how frightened star running back LaMichael James looked when riding Space Mountain at Disneyland.

-Check out the Ducks Rose Bowl helmets and uniforms (Kegs n Eggs)

Earlier this week, Nike showcased Oregon’s 2012 Rose Bowl uniforms and we all said, “Oh, man. Look at how crazy that helmet is. Shucks, they did it again!”

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