At this point, we have no grounds for saying whether or not the duck is dead. The duck could be alive, it could be in the final, painful throes of death, it could be totally OK—maybe ducks are more resilient than they look. Maybe. We're not veterinarians. All we know is that the duck was not happy, and if those were its final moments, well, we imagine the afterlife is preferable to that Gameday segment.

Also—why do they keep making Kirk Herbstreit sit next to birds?