Duck week has finally arrived and with it has come an entire flock of corny headlines and bad puns.
It’s only Tuesday and already the “Duck Hunt” angle is more worn out than Oregon’s uniform designer.
Actually, it’s been worn out since at least 2011 as evidenced by this tweet from the University of Arizona social team when they swooped-in on myself and everyone’s favorite Husker tweeter Brett Baker to set the record straight on who did the Duck Hunt meme first. Ever since, barely a week has gone by without pornbots and cam-girl accounts liking and replying to it. We can probably thank the fine academic reputation of U of A for that one.
— Arizona Athletics (@AZATHLETICS) October 3, 2014
With that in mind, I spent exactly 15 minutes this morning (pre-coffee, mind you) to see how many cheesy and pun-filled headlines I could up with. The finally tally was 38.
If you’re a media type in need of headline, feel free to pick from any of these gems. They cover plenty of potential story lines no matter how Saturday plays out.
Duck, Duck Goosed
SNAFU: Situation Normal, All Flocked Up
Ducks Soar in Lincoln
Blackshirts Make Memorial Stadium a No-Fly Zone
Was the Ducks’ Swagger One Giant Decoy?
The Ducks Get Plucked
Today’s Special: Duck a l’Blackshirt
There’s No Dynasty For These Ducks
Memorial Stadium Mallard Massacre
Better Ducks Next Year?
Ducks Win on a Wing and a Prayer
Follow the Oregon Trail Back to Eugene
Ducks Get Sunk
The Ducks Lay an Egg
The Ducks Run Wild
Hail Mary? More Like Hail Daisy
Husker Fans Will Be Quacking About this Loss
The Ducks Answer the Call
Ducks Soar Into Lincoln, Waddle Out
Move Over 12 Gauge, The Blackshirts are the Ducks’ Newest Nemesis
These Ducks Pass the Test
Huskers Punch the Ducks Right in the Bill
Ducks Hunt Huskers
Call a Taxidermist, We Have Some New Trophies
Blackshirts Trampled by Webbed Feet
F—K a Duck. It’s the Same Story for the Huskers
Who Knew Ducks had Teeth?
These Ducks Need More Seasoning
The Ducks’ Wings Get Clipped
The Ducks Crap All Over Memorial Stadium
The Sea of Red is No Duck Sanctuary
The Ducks Get Stuffed
The Ducks’ Season Has Gone South