Archive for Archive for February, 2008

Cal Football 2007 in Numbers: Turnovers I

There was one very interesting point about Cal’s collapse that I noticed. Turnovers. Obviously the Bears’s rise to #2 in the rankings had a lot to do with holding onto the ball and capitalizing on the mistakes of the opposition–Cal had one of the highest turnover differential margins in the country after their 5-0 start, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, February 29th, 2008

The Bear is Hunting

At the moment I’m undergoing some site design renovations–it’s the dead of offseason, and nothing will be happening that’s noteworthy for the next few months, so it’s the perfect time to get technical issues sorted out. Just wanted to let people know I’ve joined the Yardbarker network to help finance my time-consuming hobby (you can […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

CFBA Ballot, Part II

Part I here. The Brady Quinn Award FOR: The prettiest blog. CRITERIA: An aesthetic appeal and usability. The best looking and most functional blog. Buckeye Commentary Eleven Warrors Orange And Blue Hue MGoBlog Rocky Top Talk Gate 21 I like MGoBlog’s design–absolutely functional and works perfectly within the contours, but they asked for the prettiest, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, February 24th, 2008

My College Football Blog Award Ballot, Part I

Generally, in many elections and choices for big awards, I like to keep my vote private. In this case? No way. I’m not up for anything and have nothing at stake, so the process be damned. And you always need more college football sources to read in your life. Best MSM Blog Greg Auman David […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Sleep Sounds Great

If people seem discontented by Tedford’s stand on Riley v. Longshore, they should be more pleased to hear what he’s learned from this year. Tedford, who is notorious for setting up residence in his office during the season, worked even longer hours than usual in an attempt to solve his team’s riddle. And when he […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Viva La Cascara de Rosa!

(AP) HAVANA, CUBA–Now that Fidel Castro has finally relinquished power, he has also decided to reliniquish his hex on the Cal football program and their half-a-century shutout from the Rose Bowl. He officially removed the pins from a voodoo doll of Pappy Waldorf late last night. The California Golden Bears have not been to a […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Combine/NFL Draft Links for Cal Prospects

I know some of you are chomping at the bit for Cal NFL prospects–this is a very talented class we’re letting go of. We can look at the rankings from the two sites who spend the most time compiling this decorum of data, Rivals and Scout (just for fun, we’ll add in Frank Cooney too). […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Beginning of the End?

While the slow, slowwww judicial process of stadium renovation continues, at least the disgusting sideshow seems to be dying down. Unfortunately, the pain itself is not completely over. In what they said was an effort to clean up, police officials began removing some of the tree-sitters’ belongings from the Oak Grove at Memorial Stadium this […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Nate vs. Riley, Part I

People have heard Coach Tedford speak about many important issues this offseason. Certainly for most Cal fans, the most important aspect of the future is the QB debate. On the down side the general impression in the room was that he is sticking with Longshore, saying that he was unfairly criticized, and that other than […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, February 18th, 2008

Recruiting Maps for Cal, Tedford Era

After drawing conclusions about the entire Pac-10 recruiting efforts (and one of my commenters has provided a similar 2008 Big Ten map, kudos to him), it’s time to take a historical perspective of Coach Tedford’s impact on the program (labels: blue dot-2002, yellow dot-2003, blue pin-2004, yellow pin-2005, blue no dot-2006, yellow no dot-2007, sky […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, February 17th, 2008