Archive for Archive for August, 2008

Cal-MSU Quick Reactions

Our contributor Tony has spent the entire summer enjoying the New York art scene and enjoying many purchased fruity margaritas at tapas restaurants. Neither of these reports have been confirmed, only assumed. He’s back for the season, and he filed this early report of the game. Perhaps I should say quick¬†“slightly impared” reactions.¬† Needless to […]

Posted by: Tony on Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Cal – Michigan State Liveblog

I’ll be narrating today’s game in a haphazard and hopeless fashion. If you want to follow the action elsewhere too, you can try the California Golden Blogs open threads, or Dr. Saturday’s live blog at Yahoo Sports. Feel free to ask questions and comment away as the game goes along by clicking on the Submit […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, August 30th, 2008

PSA: Watch Cal-Michigan State Online

This is pretty much the same post from CGB, but this is mostly a public service announcement, so I’ll repost it here: For those of you not on the West Coast this weekend, most of you should only have minimal problems watching this game. The majority of the country will get Alabama-Clemson on ABC, but […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, August 30th, 2008

The Last Lecture: California

[youtube ji5_MqicxSo] Okay, this was supposed to be posted on EDSBS, but Orson Swindle was too busy being mesmerized by a poster of Rick Neuheisel that declared his monopoly on the college blogosphere over. Keep in mind this was written about three weeks ago before the quarterback situation had been resolved, although I think it […]

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

Games Games Games (Opening Night Liveblog) 8.28.08

No more BS. No more previews. No more talk and philosophical meanderings and quarterback debates and high school recruiting and practice and depth charts and everything that we can only ponder and snark at. Get ready; it’s gametime son. Sack up. I’ll start up the liveblog around 8:05 EST/5:05 PST for the NC State-South Carolina […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Statistically Speaking: Michigan State-Cal Preview

As we gear up for the season opener, it’s time to scope out the Spartans. This is mostly Michigan State; the evaluation on how Cal can handle them will come soon enough. This is also longer than some passages of the Bible, so pop a can of beer or grill some sausages before you settle […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Searching for Redemption: Cal’s 2008 Motto

Finding a theme for this upcoming season has been elusive. There are too many departed stars and unfamiliar characters to construct a proper narrative. These new California Golden Bears remain quite a mystery to us. Our experience with them has been too ephemeral to provide any meaningful terms beyond potential and hope; we know the […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, August 25th, 2008

Present is Past is Future

Regardless of all the games on the field, I sense that the big battle this year is about something more than just mere games. The battle most of our fans will have is internal, one about grappling identities between what they think is possible and what they believe is possible. Fans that haven’t tasted ultimate […]

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

Preseason Blogpoll

Enough of my moaning. The teams still need to be ranked. At a total loss Tuesday afternoon as to how to rank the top 25 preseason teams, I thought of the criteria with which I generally judge teams. (1) Game performance. For example, last year I’d have knocked LSU down to #3 or #4 in […]

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

Abolish College Football Preseason Rankings

Brian Cook (possibly pictured above) is a fine writer and by all accounts, a maniacal human being. Runs it steady over at MgoBlog, my source for almost everything Big Ten (on the days I, you know, care about the Big Ten). He does many awesome things, his latest being inviting me to Blogpoll along with […]

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