Beaver Beat Down

Who do you think would win in a fight: a duck or a beaver? This time I’m actually talking about the animals. Most people might say a beaver because of their big teeth and powerful tails. But, on the other hand, a lot of ducks are pretty plain evil (especially the one I had an “encounter” with at Blue Lake Park circa 1988… you still give me nightmares, wherever you are).

We might not know about animals, but we can say that beavers dominate ducks, as far as blood-donating sports fans go. The OSU Beavers get to hang on to their Civil War Blood Drive trophy for at least another year. Here are the results of the Civil War Blood Drive campaign:

OSU: 4,792 votes
UO: 3,596 votes

Total number of participants: 8,388 (our largest Civil War Blood Drive campaign to date!)

Let’s face it though, the real winners here are the hospital patients who could potentially receive some of those 8,388 pints of blood. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2009 Civil War Blood Drive!

Photo: an actual beaver tail! (courtesy of greencolander on Flickr)