Archive for BCS

Initial Post-U$C Thoughts

1.  My first thought is SCREW YOU ‘SC.  I’m really tired of this program and its fanbase treating “knocking players out of the game” as its animating principal.  For an example, see Conquest Chronical’s Q&A with CGB the other day.  If you need another example, try having a conversation with a U$C fan without them making some reference to the hit Desean Jackson took against […]

Posted by: Tony on Sunday, November 9th, 2008

So Much For The Nine Dwarfs

Tonight’s massive upset of U$C by the Beavers was huge not because it was shocking, but rather because it was so predictable.  How predictable?  So predictable that, if not for the demands of my day job, I would have written this post before today’s game even started.  How predictable?  So predictable that my U$C buddy […]

Posted by: Tony on Thursday, September 25th, 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

Can Cal Win State?

Does anyone else suspect that the Coach Taylor character on Friday Night Lights (awesome show, great job) is at least partially based on our beloved Coach Jeff Tedford? Consider the evidence: He’s a handsome, 40-something offensive mastermind, known as a quarterbacks guru, runs a pro-style offense with west coast elements, achieves early success as a […]

Posted by: Tony on Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Which Conference Proved The Most in Bowl Season?

Extending with our deep and important discussion from regular season into bowl season, which conference had the toughest slate of opponents? Which conference had it easy goings? Well let’s look at the bowl performance. We can get a good examination by taking a look at this chart, with each row featuring a game, starting with […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Which Conference Proved They Were the Strongest?

Who’s the best conference? This seems to be part of a minimal but growing debate–and by debate I mean chest-thumping–about the Pac-10 (usually USC fans angry at how indifferent southern college football fans are to recent Trojan dominance) and the SEC (indifferent to West Coast bluster, every year). The heat has been rising summer after […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, March 24th, 2008

On the National Championship

I will outline some criteria in future posts about what a satisfactory national champion would have to produce. I will say I’m picking Ohio State in that Golden Blogs pool because of two words: Les Miles. But not much more than that. Note these criteria are absolutely arbitrary. But just like any arguments brought up […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, January 6th, 2008

On the BCS, Part III

And now we approach what will be college football’s extraordinarily feeble attempt to crown its champion in 2008. I broached this subject a month ago, but let’s draw some closure to the argument. When I think of a national champion in college football, I think the regular season matters far more than ANY other sport. […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, January 4th, 2008

Bowling Time

I have no concrete plans for how much I’ll be covering bowls this year. Hell, I might not even watch Cal’s bowl game–not because I don’t want to, but I’ll probably be on a plane for the majority of the game.  I’m going to be traveling this holiday season to see old friends, and I […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

On the BCS, Part II

I’m sure you already know the story. Missouri got HOSED. HOSED I say! Chase Daniel is a Heisman finalist damnit! Sadly, in a month no one will remember their cries. The reward for the #1 team the next-to-last week of the season is to face Darren McFadden in what’s basically his NFL audition. This will […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, December 7th, 2007