Archive for Archive for October, 2008

Time for A Change

I’m about to drastically reduce the number of posts I make here at Bears Necessity. I’ve been pondering this decision for some time, and I’ve realized that I’m not really efficient (as a writer, as a reader, as a human being) blogging on a day-by-day basis. Most of what I’ve been writing feels pretty forced […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 31st, 2008

CBS Sports Week 9 Blogpoll

Rank Team Delta 1 Texas — 2 Penn State — 3 Alabama — 4 Oklahoma — 5 Oklahoma State 1 6 Florida 2 7 Southern Cal — 8 Georgia 1 9 Utah 4 10 Texas Tech 2 11 Boise State 2 12 TCU 2 13 Missouri 6 14 Ball State 3 15 Tulsa 3 16 […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

California-UCLA Report Card

Thanks to Tony for saving me for this weekend. It’s going to be a sporadic run to the finish. Um, yeah, I went to the game. I was actually standing next to the CGB guys, which was as surreal as it sounds. It was made even better by the fact that I could barely speak. […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

UCLA Observations

The Bad Drops and pass protection.  The former may improve, but so far it isn’t trending that way.  I was particularly disappointed to see Morrah continue to drop catchable balls.  We know from experience that he has great hands– may they reappear during the rest of the season.  Pass protection is less likely to improve.  We’ve been plagued by injuries on the line all season, […]

Posted by: Tony on Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Remember, Our Window Has Not Yet Closed

  A couple days ago, Avinash wrote about the slowly-diminishing probability that the Tedford era will deliever on its promise.  In the face of yet another very disappointing loss, Avinash quite reasonably wondered whether the window of opportunity was closing on Cal’s potential to reach the Rose Bowl and/or genuinely contend for national relevance.  The Arizona loss […]

Posted by: Tony on Friday, October 24th, 2008

How to Watch UCLA-California: Game Thread

In all likelihood I’ll be at the game tomorrow, so no liveblog this time. And real life has interfered with blogging, so there will be a slower set of posts for the next few weeks. Alaska and Hawaii are getting #1 Texas vs. #6 Oklahoma State and I am terribly envious of them. Good for […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 24th, 2008

Can Jeff Tedford Keep Cal Football’s Window Open?

We are halfway through what’s shaping like another modest California football season–decent rewards with moderate fulfillment. Naturally, only in college football would a 4-2 start get fans groaning. Coming off a head-scratching loss to an offensively potent but inconsistent Arizona Wildcats team, the murmurs of discontent grow louder than ever. The loss, by the measuring […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

CBS Sports Week 8 Blogpoll

Rank Team Delta 1 Texas 1 2 Penn State 1 3 Alabama 2 4 Oklahoma — 5 Utah — 6 Oklahoma State 2 7 Southern Cal — 8 Florida 2 9 Georgia 4 10 LSU 2 11 Ohio State 3 12 Texas Tech 2 13 Boise State 2 14 TCU 12 15 Pittsburgh 9 16 […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Cal-Arizona Report Card

Nate Longshore: We’ve seen this script before. It’s the typical Nate Longshore game we’ve seen the past two years. Let’s move on before people start yelling. Grade: C Kevin Riley: Ditto. Grade: C Running backs: Just when it looked like Arizona was ready to run us off the field, Jahvid Best scorched the Wildcats and […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, October 20th, 2008

California – Arizona Liveblog

Have at it folks. I’m going to be ill. If you’re having trouble viewing things, Click Here.

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, October 18th, 2008