Archive for Archive for August, 2007

Volunteer For the Cause (Cal-Tennessee Soliloquy)

I remember tuning into this game, watching for about ten minutes, slowly lowering my head into my legs, assuming the fetal position, and eventually proclaiming “It’s over” by halftime. Wasn’t sure if I meant the game, the offense or the season, but you have to credit Cal for hanging in there after this game–they were […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, August 31st, 2007

The War Has Already Begun. And Ended.

The site of battle: The Oaks outside Memorial stadium. The soldiers at arms, seen here wearing traditional Haradin gear (either that or we’ve found our local terrorist cell) are already beginning their steadfast defense of their majesties of nature. Unfortunately for the bloodthirsty (seriously, I think their diet doesn’t contain enough iron, they desperately need […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, August 30th, 2007

The Bears Are Roaring (Cal Football Season Preview)

The California Golden Blogs lead off with with their roundtable discussions of Cal and their Pac-10 rivals: USC, Oregon, OSU, Washington, WSU, Arizona, ASU, UCLA, Stanford are all discussed. On a lighter note, if you’re thinking of the best places to march to on a Pac-10 road trip, get your plane tickets ready for Seattle […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Down The Field to Tennessee (Cal Football Season Preview)

The time to this season’s kickoff can be counted now in the mere hours (just over seventy-two away from starting things off at Memorial Stadium). Who has the advantage? Let’s find out from the other side–Volunteers fans. I wonder where their allegiances could lie. These are all genuine responses from Vols fans at their message […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Dropping Out of Bad Classes, Falling Into Good (Telebears Recap)

With the craziness of the first few days behind you and now all your syllabi are lined up for calendar organization, you’ve probably already found one or two classes where you’re going, “Oh, shit, this is going to blow.” Never to fear. I think this might be the thousandth time I’ve written about this, but […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Interviewing The Golden Bloggers (Cal Football Season Preview)

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a football maniac. Okay, maybe I am, but I’m a stupid football maniac. I can’t claim to be knowledgeable about the offensive package Jeff Tedford runs. I don’t have the slightest clue about whether Washington State or Washington will be the more likely team to upset the […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, August 27th, 2007

The Shining Lights (Ten of the Best Professors This Semester)

Standing ovations. You don’t do this often. Maybe at a basketball game, maybe after a great musical. But these teachers? They lecture so perfectly that you can’t help but stand and cheer. So in case you want a great experience in class along with your good grades, obsessively stare at your waitlists and try to […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Shouldn’t You Have Been Fired Yet? (Ten of the Worst Professors This Semester)

Just for the fun of it, we decided to create the doomsday scenario for you. Some of you think you have it bad with your miscellaneous craploads? Imagine a combination of the following teachers of terror. These profs are not going to make your life fun. So in case you’ve ever thought of killing yourself, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, August 20th, 2007

How Sadomasochistic Are You? (Hardest Classes This Semester)

Hey tough guy. So taking 25 units with research wasn’t backbreaking enough for you? Do you just really want a kick in the ass? Want to feel the cold boot of academia squash you into the ground until you’re nothing but bones and meat? Believed you’ve had it too easy as a kid, and can’t […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Just Want To Club in SF? Easiest Classes This Semester, Part IV

(The semester is now closer than ever, and you’re probably scrambling around Telebears these last few weeks, filling up holes in your schedules with classes you probably will end up hating. Well, no worries. We’ll be happy to provide you with teachers who will be pushover…push you to your limits. Of your alarm clocks. If […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, August 18th, 2007