I feel like being a Beaver fan has been reduced to rooting against the Ducks rather than rooting for the Beavers.
I realize Beaver fans have always rooted against the Ducks, but with the Ducks' National Title game, Rose Bowl, CWS run, etc, the ante has been upped. Beaver fans are, figuratively, "on steroids" in their anti-Duck rooting. They have the mindset "I'll deal with the Beavers woes, so long as the Ducks don't take the next step and win any titles." Or something? Just like 40 is the new 30, it seems the new Beavers' winning is the Ducks' losing.
A perfect example is how happy Beaver fans were that the Ducks' baseball team lost yesterday. Our own team had a worse season, and has been home for days. Instead of discussing how our own team could improve, we're discussing the Ducks. I do it to some extent (especially with the Lyles scandal), but I admire the Ducks' approach [when they aren't cheating]. They're aggressive, set high goals, and have made Eugene a destination. That wasn't all just money and/or cheating.
I get it that the only thing better than a Beaver win is a Duck loss, but we have to make sure Duck losses don't fill the void left by the lack of Beaver wins.