Archive for Archive for October, 2007

This is NOT Better Than The Play…

[youtube uBcKt0ZomNE] Let’s get that straight. And at least Stanford attempted to tackle. And they at least kept on sweeping forward right rather than going back, up, down and about. And despite the similarity of the playcalls, Starkey’s joy was not of the “break out the Oreos baby” ilk. Still, great play. Not the greatest […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

All of California is Ablaze (Action Jackson Recap, Week 9)

If there’s any consolation about this past weekend…no one else in California is cheering either. In fact, the metaphor of last week’s wildfires can certainly apply to all of California, as our rivals too fell into the flames. USC? Finished! The walls have crumbled! Falls to Oregon 24-17, who ultimately beat themselves more than Oregon […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, October 29th, 2007

We All Need to Smile A Little

What’s the cutest opponent to lose to? Vote in the sidebar. Beaver? [youtube cKTx8vbzP14] Baby bears? [youtube vf_PZnlg-1U] Or the closest thing I could find to a sun devil, the kangaroo rat? [youtube cXZpqwIDX4k]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Burned Alive (Report Card, Cal-ASU)

It’s funny. I saw this game before. I was only 7 years old, beginning my descent into perpetual sports agony. My Buffalo Bills were making their last Super Bowl appearance, and they were certain underdogs against a Dallas Cowboys team that ravaged them a year ago. Nevertheless, they rallied together for an inspired thirty minutes […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Watch Cal-Arizona State Online…Well, Most Of It

Okay, here’s the deal. There will be a stream available Saturday night, but only for part of the game. Cal-Arizona State’s starting at 10:00 (kickoff at 8), but the person who will be streaming this game is also streaming Ohio State-Penn State, which will likely be in the 3rd quarter when the Bears and Devils […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 26th, 2007

Stoking the Fire (A Look Into Arizona State)

I usually do previews with the opposing fans for Cal’s upcoming game on their respective message boards (if you want to see a sample or two, click here for the Vols, Rams, Bulldogs, Wildcats, Ducks, and Beavers). You might have noticed I passed on UCLA last week, partly because I was ill, partly because I […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 26th, 2007

All About the Bears (Plus UCLA Torrent)

I’m not disdaining coverage of Cal because of the awful defeats of the last two weeks, but more because I’ve been trying to dissect the losses over and over. What exactly went wrong? How did we blow these games? Eventually you just sort of let everything ebb away. It’s fruitless to try and analyze every […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 26th, 2007

Virginia Tech-Boston College, Live

I will be watching and documenting most of the game at my sister sports site, Get Up Eight Times. Follow the action here. Time to enter Sandman folks. [youtube 5h1EW5z1wdc] EDIT: Well, that was shitty. Anyone who followed the live action above knows how awesome my night was, so you’ll be spared the histrionics here. […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, October 25th, 2007

And It Begins Again (Action Jackson Preview, Week 9)

Other than the obviously important matchup (7 PM PST on FSN, available in HD if you’re not aware), it is looking like the most pivotal week of the year for the big fish left in the pond. Here is the TV Coverage (including coverage maps for the ABC local games) And Announcing Coverage, for those […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Ask the Readers: Who’s Your #1?

This is one of those wishful thinking posts. But well…yeah. You know. Everything looks pretty bad for Golden Bear football, which descended from paradise to inferno in about a week and a half. From #1 to “Tedford’s sucking it up.” Not a pleasant fluctuation, but the indignation is pretty amusing. But there is a #1 […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007