Twitter sports trash talk is one of the quintessential parts of being an American. And for as long as there has been a University of Oregon, Oregon State has hated U of O. The Civil War, one of college football’s oldest rivalries, takes place for the 120th time on Saturday. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all of the Twitter trash talk that has happened since Saturday night, but merely a glimpse into the beautiful hatred that is Civil War week. Here’s all of the mean things you guys have said about the Ducks in one place:
The somewhat official trash talk from Oregon State:
The marketing departments at each respective university are currently engaged in very benign trash talk via video. So far it would appear that Beavers are better at crossing the street, throwing trash away, and also parking (I hope we are also better at football this week).
After a hastily made U of O response, the Oregon State twitter account fired back:
Also Benny jumped in:
Gary said this:
Students weighed in on the rivalry:
If you don't consider a potential boyfriend or girlfriend being a duck fan a red flag, are you really a beaver fan? #GoBeavs— Jessi Seumalo (@Swagomalo) November 22, 2016
The players have also taken to twitter. Here are some of my favorites:
Civil War fire from @villythebeaver on if he knows any Ducks players:— Josh Worden (@BrightTies) November 22, 2016
"I know some, but I don't care."
No love for the other side..— Marcus Greaves (@Geezy32) November 23, 2016
I don't like the Ducks... end of story— Elu Aydon ™ (@EluAydon) November 22, 2016
Ain't nothing civil about this game— Hon€yBeaver (@Bdatkid) November 22, 2016
When the band tweets mean things:
Great game! Looking forward to the Civil War now! Kill the ducks!!— Beaver Band (@OregonStateBand) November 20, 2016
The classic cake trash talk:
A couple more Civil War memes... pic.twitter.com/I2hN7tw6UX— Pacific Takes (@PacificTakes) November 22, 2016
The very good tweets:
you vs. the guy she told you not to worry about. pic.twitter.com/6lbviwV4F2— 2nd String Sports (@2ndStringSportz) October 9, 2016
This very important gif:
To close, I think the title of Will Blythe’s book on the North Carolina-Duke basketball rivalry is very fitting for the Civil War: “To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever.” Go Beavs.