somebody spilled something at mid-court.
OT: Oregon Basketball debuting their "Forest" court tonight.
Perhaps Paul Bunyan was a bit excited at seeing a forest so large...
Looks more like something Babe the Blue Ox would do.
Man you have to hand it to the guy he gives back and has made Oregon the talk of sports with their sports stuff.
Knight pays for the fricking toilet paper at Oregon.
It is named after his son.
Here is an article by Rosenberg about Nike's influence on Oregon. Its pretty intense how much control they actually have.
No Rosenberg articles plz.
More like someone barfed into the court from the sidelines..
I really like it, even if in the execution it's a little less sharp-looking than it was in the drawings.
At the very least it is original. Something that has never been done before with court design.
Uniforms, Courts. Maybe Oregon will debut the floating stadium next.
nothing special about a bball game between two middling teams in a pubic arena.
everything that happens in a pubic arena is special.
(note: i'm almost prepared to believe that wasn't a typo, given the preceding "bush" comment.)
mouse issues fail
Here are some more photos and info about the arena
Am I the only one that's reminded of this?
I think Phil Knight might be the real life Bruce Wayne.
I'd hate to play on that thing...
Is showing the ODU/Drexel game right now and Drexel has what appears to be a dragon head and flame on their court
Deep in the woods, for those cold case re run watchers "In the Woods" was the epidsode with the serial killer that hunted women in the woods.
/trees instead of birds joke?
... my kingdom for a field goal.
GET OFF MY LAWN *waves cane*
but i think thats pretty badass
better than making your football field red, blue or orange
That is the most amazing basketball arena I have ever seen. Anyone who isn't at least thinking that is a liar.
Looks like cheap finish to me, or someone went completely insane with a floor sander.
Oh what the world would be like if Phil Knight had any sense of aesthetics at all.
Or wasn't born?
I think it would look like....um.....Chrysler Arena?
There's a Chrysler Arena? Weird.
I thought the brown was darker, this isn't toooooooo overdone. I think it looks nice, def not the levels of Boise state/EWU. Maybe it will look darker on T.V?
I like the arena, not the floor.
I kinda dig it.
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I've got it right here:
... here are 7 reasons why the Duck's loss in the Fiesta Bowl won't hurt recruiting:
we have 3 seconds on the clock, and we need a three. Go out to the third mountain, turn and receive the inbound, then cross-court to the 7th branch on the 5th tree from the endline, shoot the trey and we win. 1,2,3, GO DUCKS
This isn't so horrible. At least it doesn't make my eyes bleed like the red turf. Yikes!
Didn't the Vikings try something similar with their field this year??
Where's the gigantic nike swoosh? What about the enormous mug of Phil Knight? Kind of disappointing if you ask me.
Every thing aesthetic about Oregon athletics disgusts me.
Y'all are some haters I think it looks badass. Just like 90% of their footballs uniforms.
on picture. Looking at it on TV, it actually looks really good, I think.
Everyone over 45 years old at Crisler would have a heart attack if Michigan did anything like Oregon's opening "ceremony"
Yeah, WOW. That was something else to say the least!
And that is exactly why they should do it. As long as we aren't talking literally.
That was so stupid... I can't believe they televised that. We debuted the new Big House and they didn't make a huge deal on TV like that. I mean we get it, the court is cool and new and weird looking, now stop dancing on it and play a game. Save it for a halftime show.
This has gone on for like 45 minutes now
Where the hell is the mid-court line??
did they just not draw it? Is that even legal?
Is the weird forest thing legal, for that matter? Seems like it'd be fine to have designs, but it's really bright, seems kind of too bright with the lines and stuff
The arena is very nice. But the floor awful. Does anybody ever say 'no' to Phil Knight? Players keep slipping on the floor and I also can't see the mid-court line. I wonder how it is for the refs.