Archive for Archive for April, 2008

Breaking Down the Cover Two (Cal at UCLA, 2007)

UCLA has one of the most feared defenses in the Pac-10. Their defense is not only very talented, their coordinator DeWayne Walker is one of the best in the biz. He mixes packages, his corners play great on the edges, his run defense stuffs everyone on 1st down. So the only ways for an offensive […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Spring Forward

Hey All. Since I’ll be posting here on a regular basis, Avinash suggested I introduce myself. For those of you who don’t know me already, I’m a 2000 Cal alum currently living and practicing law in New York. Thanks to Avinash for the opportunity to contribute to the discussion and thanks to you for reading. […]

Posted by: Tony on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Let The Eagles Soar (NFL Draft Recap)

DeSean Jackson was once slated to go in the top ten of the NFL Draft. Now he’s bound for a city which is not going to take kindly to underachieving, and they won’t even care too much if he underachieves because of how low he fell on the draft board. I have little to say […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, April 28th, 2008

KC Cal’s Weekly Super Fantastic Happy Explosion Awesome Article: The Draft

Hi everyone. My name is KC Cal, and Avinash has kindly let me fill in for him for a weekly segment over here at the Bears Necessity. I also run a blog at The Play in California. I excel at making up characters like Emo Alex Smith, Impatient Aaron Rodgers, and other jackassery. I will […]

Posted by: KC Cal on Saturday, April 26th, 2008

The Golden Bears Are Getting Drafted

Oh, really? It’s tomorrow? Okay then… Well, DeSean Jackson has been taken through the ropes the past few days. Like here. And here. And here. And here. He’s not exactly getting the benefit of the doubt. If anything, I’m flabbergasted at how overhyped translates into overrated. The MEDIA overhyped him, and now they’re taking a […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, April 25th, 2008

No Stars, Better Team?

As spring moves along, we get the usual, upbeat note, after a season relegated to the Dark Ages. Sure enough, senior linebacker Zack Follett said he first noticed an uptick in the team’s mood even before spring ball. “Right when we hit the weight room,” he said. But this good vibe seems to transcend what […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Black Swans of Cal Football

(As the offseason moves along–four more months to go, WOOOOO!—I’m going to give smarter Cal fans their chance to voice out your opinions. If you want to become a regular contributor or a guest poster, just check this post out for details on what to do. Today I’m handing it to Tony, a longtime commenter […]

Posted by: Tony on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Map of The Play

Have you ever been thinking, man, I really want a dorky map of The Play, even though I have the video saved on YouTube, can watch it on any classic sports highlights reel, can see reenactments at almost any Golden Bear event? Of course you haven’t. That’s exactly why I decided to make one. You […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, April 17th, 2008

3rd Down Offense in the Pac-10

Numbers are always fun to look at, and this week I’m going to look at the all-too-crucial third down conversion. While I can’t generate anything as awesome as MGoBlog’s graphs, I can do some basic breakdown of numbers. The Division I rushing yards per carry ranking is listed in parentheses. Rushing 3rd and 1-3 3rd […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Ask the Readers: Call for Cal Writers

I’ve been putting it off long enough, and now with the new site design going in and Cal sports reaching a lull, it’s a good time to look for new writers. Writing seven times a week seems great, but the rest of my life has suffered because of this site. Eventually I’ll crash and burn, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, April 14th, 2008