Archive for Archive for May, 2008

Women’s Field Hockey Profile: Andrea Lo, Part III

Today we conclude our three part piece covering the women’s field hockey team with upcoming senior Andrea Lo. If you’re new, you can catch up by reading Part I and Part II here. In this part we discuss the team dynamic, her favorite experiences and the bright future of this team. We’ll be back to […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, May 30th, 2008

Jinx Removing

In my everyday life I’m a cold, secular rationalist.  But I am superstitious about exactly one thing:  sports.  In my mind, part of what makes being a fan fun is suspending your disbelief and allowing the conceit that what you do, as a spectator, might have a small impact on outcomes.  Of course, since football […]

Posted by: Tony on Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Women’s Field Hockey Profile: Andrea Lo, Part II

Part I of my interview with Andrea was on last Friday. In this part of the interview we delved into the mental and physical work it takes to be a college field hockey athlete. (Again, my parts are italicized, her parts are in bold). So describe the intensity of the college field hockey team. What’s […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Should College Athletes be Booed?

So I’m staring at pictures of 3-4 defenses, trying to dissect what exactly to expect from next year’s defensive them, when Hydrotech comes along and troutslaps me with these nuggets from the San Francisco meeting. *Tedford emphasized that no player on the team should ever get booed. The players are giving their best and have […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

The Bears Are Roaring: Week of 5/21

Big movement brewing to Gold Out Memorial Stadium (with the students in blue to have a Gold C form the stadium). I was thinking about travelling next fall, but if the fans keep on coming up with great suggestions like this, I might just buy season tickets. I’ll have to ponder it. DeSean Jackson sits […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Announcements for this Week

This is more of an announcement day, because I have finals going on and graduation coming up and all that crap. It must be taken care of, so, you know, busy times. The Bears Necessity Forums have been relaunched. It should hopefully be a breeding ground for deeper discussion for my readers. The time I’m […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, May 19th, 2008

Juicing The Juice (or Putting the $ in U$C)

Hopefully you’ve been following the O.J. Mayo mess down at U$C, which has the potential to have a profound impact on the future of both Pac-10 basketball and football. The facts are still developing and it’s way too early to draw conclusions regarding the allegations. It’s also too early to try to figure out the […]

Posted by: Tony on Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Women’s Field Hockey Profile: Andrea Lo, Part I

Andrea Lo is one of Cal’s returning seniors on the women’s field hockey team. Originally from Vancouver, her attacking skills in high school helped bring her to the Golden Bears, where she has taken on a strong facilitating role at midfield. She also has a blog she updates during the season (and sometimes off of […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, May 16th, 2008

How Cal Lost in the Rose Bowl, Part II

(Continued from Part I) Today we look at particular examples of how Cal would attack the UCLA’s Cover 4. If you recall from yesterday’s post, two particular ways to attack the Cover 4 were to work the outside routes. I’m not going to go into too much exposition, just show pictures of how Coach Tedford […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

How Cal Lost in the Rose Bowl, Part I

Note before you start: This is an extensive, abstract, three part piece. Better grab some popcorn and chow down. Summer might be around the bend, but here at Bears Necessity it’s school time, football fanatics. Parts II and III coming later this week. UCLA 30, Cal 21. While the Oregon State game was a mixture […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, May 12th, 2008