DC Football: Donkeys v Elephants in Toilet Bowl

The stench and abysmal theater emanating from Washington D.C. reminds me of the infamous “Toilet Bowl” college football game between Oregon and Oregon State.

Back in 1983, these two very horrible football teams met in one of football’s storied rivalries, the “Civil War” between the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers. The game ended in a scoreless tie, and in fact was the last Division I football game to end in such a way. There were eleven fumbles, five interceptions, and four missed field goals. It was such a miserable outcome, college football changed its rules to allow for overtime.

In fact the game was so bad it was sadly dubbed, and will forever be known as “The Toilet Bowl.”

In this latest evolution of the political “Toilet Bowl” between the Democrat Donkeys and the Republican Elephants, we’re having to endure a spectacle similar to the 1983 contest. Today, as in 1983, the fans were the real losers. Neither Democrats nor Republicans won last week because it was a scoreless tie. But most of all, it was a huge loss for Team America. Read the whole story here in Washington Times Communities. http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/allen-west-out-foxhole/2013/oct/22/if-washington-dc-was-football-wed-be-watching-toil/#ixzz2iTUE2vcs


  1. Great point. Thankfully those days are long gone for the Ducks & the Beavers (#1 & #2 in the Pac 12 right now respectively.) …proving that things can change given the right circumstances!

  2. I was at the “Toilet Bowl” and it was surely miserable, as it poured rain like only Oregon knows! But believe me, it was better than what has just happened in our government! Both sides tried with great intention and what we saw was a fair game played by good young men, however ineffective they were to score points. We suffered and shivered but respected the effort. Sorry, no comparison to the game in DC!


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