Road to Championship: Sacramento to Las Vegas

A daily travelogue on the way to the Oregon-Ohio State title game in Dallas on Monday

KOIN 6 News Sports anchor Stan Brock asks a Las Vegas showgirl who she's rooting for in the game between Oregon and Ohio State. "The Ducks," she said. Jan. 7, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)
KOIN 6 News Sports anchor Stan Brock asks a Las Vegas showgirl who she's rooting for in the game between Oregon and Ohio State. "The Ducks," she said. Jan. 7, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

Editor’s Note: KOIN 6 News anchor Jeff Gianola and KOIN 6 Sports anchor Stan Brock, along with KOIN 6 photojournalists Matt Rashleigh and Mike Soe, are on the road from Portland to Dallas for the National Championship Game between the Oregon Ducks and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

This will be updated throughout the day.

Follow along – #ducksbus

ON THE ROAD TO DALLAS (KOIN 6) — The KOIN Ducks Bus made it to Sacramento on Tuesday and spent a few hours with rabid Ducks fans at the Alley Katz Bar and Grill on O Street.

Before we got there, though, the Ducks Bus was stopped by the California Highway Patrol. Apparently the 55-gallon drum of Oregon ‘Whoop ‘Em’ had developed a leak. After an inspection, the CHP gave us an escort to Sacramento.

KOIN 6 News anchor Jeff Gianola and KOIN 6 Sports anchor Stan Brock will take this path on a Road Trip to the Championship Game in Dallas, Jan. 5, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)
KOIN 6 News anchor Jeff Gianola and KOIN 6 Sports anchor Stan Brock will take this path on a Road Trip to the Championship Game in Dallas, Jan. 5, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

THE REAL STORY: Officer Ron Rush grew up in Oregon. When his mother told him we were headed his way he contacted us. Ron is a dedicated CHP officer and Oregon graduate. He loves the Ducks and even has a Duck tatoo on his arm.

We’ll be on the road until we reach Dallas, when we’ll mingle with Ducks fans before, during and after the title game against the Buckeyes.

Wednesday,  the bus arrived in Las Vegas near the Bellagio and talked with Ducks fans from around the country.

Thursday, Jeff and Stan will be at the Thirsty Lion in Tempe Arizona for Lunch starting at 1 p.m.

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