Thank you, Phil Knight

They'll be burning their Air Jordans, switching Swooshes for stripes, and dumping their Nike stock by the millions for this.

Oregon players will go to the University of Washington. The Cheerleaders will go to USC or UCLA, or straight into the Seattle Seahawks. The Oregon Duck will finally get knocked off by a wayward hunter.

You can just imagine the outrage spewing out from Eugene to the Florida Keys.

Phil Knight said his piece at Joe Paterno's memorial service, and he - goshdarnit - spoke up in defence of Joe Paterno.

Here it is. If you can't deal with seeing URL cover the show, read this on Deadspin. It's awesome.

We stood up and applauded. So should you.