Archive for Archive for July, 2008

What Type of Wine is Cal Football?

EDSBS Live had this radio special from a few weeks back dedicated to wine analogies for football teams, and although I could barely tell (my knowledge of wines is basically what I did when I got a C on my homework) what the wines were (Here are some sample answers from an Ole Miss fan). […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Ted Miller Really Loves the Pac-10 (But HATES Duck)

If you’ve been following this recent post-Washington columnist/now ESPN blogger, he finds some pretty good stuff around the Pac-10, which makes him a pretty good man for finding the various info that I need to know about the Pac-10. That being said, he’s been going a little nutty with his Pac-10 love the past few […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Them Shores Be Long: Pac-10 Quarterback Analysis, Part I

Part-time BN contributor Danzig wrote a killer post on CGB discussing the merits and demerits of Nate Longshore. There are a few parts I want to analyze and some other issues I’d like to expand upon, as I look across the state of Pac-10 QBs this week going into 2008. Passing efficiency: Also notice that […]

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

Which Tedford Team Was the Best? Cal 2004 vs. Cal 2006

After some delay, it’s time to reveal which of Jeff Tedford’s team Cal fans should be most proud of. First Round Cal 2007 4, Cal 2003 0 Cal 2005 4, Cal 2002 1 Semifinals Cal 2004 4, Cal 2007 0 Cal 2006 4, Cal 2005 3 You have the most talented team playerwise in Cal […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, July 26th, 2008

If Marshawn Lynch Was A Treesitter…

I tried reading this editorial in good humor, but then the writer started invoking Goodwin’s Law and my mind blanked out. Once someone analogizes Hitler massacring half of Europe to cutting down a bunch of old oak trees, you’re probably going to lose me. Clearly this woman was speaking in some sort of nebulous third-world […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Walk the Line: What Vegas Thinks About Cal and the Pac-10

I have a gambling problem. Not a gambling addiction (other than one bad incident that I deserved, I’ve been fairly frugal with my betting habits). No, my problem is that I’m no good at gambling. I.e. I lose a lot of money. I seem to have terrible patterns at predicting who will win and even […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

What’s It Like Following A College Team?

There is always a deterministic sense of following hometown teams. I would guess that the majority of Cal fans are also Bay Area fans (or SoCal counterparts), and their emotions fall and rise with the As and the Giants, the 49ers and the Raiders, Warriors and Sharks. You associate with these teams earlier, it’ll always […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, July 21st, 2008

Pac-10 Podcast with In the Bleachers

I was on radio for the first time ever tonight. A podcast to be precise. The second biggest college football podcast behind the impeccable EDSBS Live. I give you warning before listening to the download–I was shaking like Charlie Brown meeting that red-headed girl. Unfortunately no one here to kiss on the cheek, except maybe […]

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

Tedford Tournament of Champions: Cal 2005 vs. Cal 2006

And then there were three. After the decisive 2004 beatdown on a talented yet flawed 2007 team, we’re entering what appears to be the most entertaining matchup of this tournament insofar. A stronger 2005 team angled against a developing but talented 2006 offense. The chronically maligned Joe Ayoob versus the chronically injured Nate Longshore. Marshawn […]

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

Open Thread: Which Regular Season Game Are You Looking At?

We’re two months away from kickoff and Bears Necessity is kicking into full preview mode; time for the readers to open up about the upcoming season. Every Cal game is obviously a must-watch, but which one do you really have your eye on as “must-see”? There are a lot of great games on the calendar, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, July 11th, 2008