Freak of the Week (ending 2/2/07)
This week’s Freak (known only as ‘Mr. Duck Fan’) hails from Eugene, OR.
Last Saturday, as Oregon University Men’s Basketball Team (the Ducks) played Washington State’s Cougars, Mr. Duck Fan sat in front of the big-screen TV at Eugene’s Pegasus Pizza. What made this particular fan stand out from the rest was his choice of clothing. Hardly matching the ‘Ducks’ sweat shirt and hat he wore was a pair of hospital-issued pants.
One look at the nurse sitting at his side (periodically checking his blood pressure, pulse, and temperature) and you instantly recognized that the man had recently checked out of a hospital. According to the PeaceHealth hospital’s Andrea Ash, the unidentified man left their cardiac unit (with a nurse who reportedly was off duty) to watch the game. “We don’t have Fox Sports here,” added the spokeswoman.
Ironically, the Ducks barely pulled off a 77-74 overtime victory. Restaurant owner Paul Reader told reporters Mr. Duck Fan remained the calmest person in the place. Imagine the free pizza’s if he hadn’t!
Way to go, Mr. Duck Fan! You certainly earned this week’s Freak of the Week award, hands down.