Archive for Cal Football

Tedford Tournament of Champions: Cal 2002 vs. Cal 2005

As we discovered last week, Cal 2003 was no match for the offensive potency of Cal 2007 in the simulator. This team didn’t need much impetus in flatout overpowering its way to a sweep. This led us to our next match in the series, a showdown between the 2002 and 2005 teams. How would […]

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

Dining in Hell: Cal-Michigan State Preview

Eight weeks to kickoff. A tantilizingly short eight weeks. Thankfully while we have a long and warm summer to bask in before we get there…oh wait, you mean this damned city is currently undergoing frigid fifty degree weather? That students are wearing sweaters instead of sundresses? That everyone is cold and implacable to one another […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Cal is Michigan is Cal

I don’t think Cal fans ever have to worry about Tedford leaving, regardless of the Monday Morning QB chatter. As far as I can tell, this might as well already be the Ann Arbor of the West. Plenty of hippie chatter, good public education, inferiority complex to football factory schools, unseasonably bizarro weather, etc. etc. […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, June 30th, 2008

Tedford Tournament of Champions: Cal 2003 vs. Cal 2007

[youtube kpkWNNw5bUo] Time doesn’t allow us to do everything we want. But the Internet allows us to manipulate space and time and come with all sorts of fanciful solutions for that. is one of the best and worst sites in the world. On one hand it’s a virtual goldmine for settling questions like “Would […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, June 27th, 2008

BREAKING: Cal Starting Quarterback Announced

Given all the buzz behind Nate Longshore and Kevin Riley, Jeff Tedford has made a surprise decision about who his quarterback will be at a special 9 am press conference early this morning. “After much deliberation…

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Which Tedford Team Was Your Favorite?

A simple question for every Blue and Gold fan out there. Which year produced your favorite Tedford team? The 2002 team was the virgin experience. Kyle Boller, the beginning of Geoff MacArthur’s productive career, good offensive production. The 2003 team struggled with what one might call a sophomore slump. Took Rodgers about half the season […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, June 13th, 2008

Faster Than Your Average Bear

With all signs still pointing towards Jahvid Best being fully recovered for next year, and it looking like the Bears will have at least one RB with gametime experience, I found myself asking “hey, how good is Jahvid Best anyway?” My general impression is “quite good.” But with only one truncated season to judge, its […]

Posted by: Tony on Thursday, June 12th, 2008

2008 Pac-10 Conference Odds

Doc Rivers as usual fouled up Game 3 by underusing Leon Powe (despite throttling Black Mamba here), so we’re not discussing the NBA today. Let’s move back to the pigskin. Thanks to VegasWatch, we now have our Pac-10 championship odds. USC -300 ASU +400 Oregon +600 Cal +800 UCLA +800 Arizona +2000 Washington +2000 Stanford […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

How Cal Lost in The Rose Bowl, Part IV

Click to read Part I, Part II, and Part III of the Rose Bowl series. And now, for the last part in our series, we move onto the crucial play, the Verner interception return. Here Cal has Hawkins and Jackson lined up to the top, and two running backs, fullback lined up on the weak […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, June 5th, 2008

The Bears Are Hiding (Links for 06/04)

There is still no big update on the Lynch investigation, but it is looking grimmer the longer time goes by. Check the Buffalo Rumblings link below for more details. Buffalo Rumblings: If Lynch positively absolutely wasn’t anywhere in the area–much less in the vehicle–I can’t see a rationale for him not stating publicly that he […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, June 4th, 2008