Archive for Cal Football

The Lights Go Out (USC-Cal Open Thread)

And so it will be for the California Golden Bears at Memorial in 2007. What looked to once be a showdown for the Pac-10 crown now is looking like a consolation trip to whatever third-tier bowl awaits the two of us. And you can only wonder at what could have been… You wonder if our […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, November 9th, 2007

Breaking Down the Playcalling, Part I

Sometimes you can just look at the calls. I’m going to go more in depth into this when the season is over, but for now let’s focus on the simple details of playcalling. In general, to be good at anything, you strive for balance. Balance between how much you work and play, balance between the […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Pac-10, Up and Down

Taking a look at the conference, the Pac-10 has never looked stronger. No one will finish with ten losses this year, and the team that might finish last (UW) has the hardest schedule in all of Divison I. Respectable year for the Pac-10, which probably has asserted itself as at least the second best football […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Cal-Wazzu and Cal-ASU Torrents

Wazzu is available here; ASU is available here. Enjoy. (Special thanks to chicagoaubear from The Bear Insider) You will need some ISO burning software to view the files, which I guess could be either Nero or one of the freeware options (Active ISO Burner might be one of the better options). What is a torrent?

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, November 5th, 2007

Deflecting Away Defeat–Cal-Wazzu Report Card

As usual, butchering Tightwad’s style of analysis. Forgive me. Quarterback: C+. Watching Longshore in person for the first time…I feel pretty bad for him, especially getting those scattered boos. That ankle might be closer to healed than it’s ever been, but right now he’s not throwing the deep ball with much confidence. That pick was […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, November 4th, 2007

The Cougars Growl–A Look Into Washington State

[metacafe 99814] People might recognize my laxness in posting of late. I assure you if Cal takes care of business Saturday night, they will grow more frequent by next week. I’m not neglecting this on purpose, but some detoxing from Cal football is just plain healthy after the worst October in half a decade. As […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

We All Need to Smile A Little

What’s the cutest opponent to lose to? Vote in the sidebar. Beaver? [youtube cKTx8vbzP14] Baby bears? [youtube vf_PZnlg-1U] Or the closest thing I could find to a sun devil, the kangaroo rat? [youtube cXZpqwIDX4k]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Burned Alive (Report Card, Cal-ASU)

It’s funny. I saw this game before. I was only 7 years old, beginning my descent into perpetual sports agony. My Buffalo Bills were making their last Super Bowl appearance, and they were certain underdogs against a Dallas Cowboys team that ravaged them a year ago. Nevertheless, they rallied together for an inspired thirty minutes […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Watch Cal-Arizona State Online…Well, Most Of It

Okay, here’s the deal. There will be a stream available Saturday night, but only for part of the game. Cal-Arizona State’s starting at 10:00 (kickoff at 8), but the person who will be streaming this game is also streaming Ohio State-Penn State, which will likely be in the 3rd quarter when the Bears and Devils […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 26th, 2007

Stoking the Fire (A Look Into Arizona State)

I usually do previews with the opposing fans for Cal’s upcoming game on their respective message boards (if you want to see a sample or two, click here for the Vols, Rams, Bulldogs, Wildcats, Ducks, and Beavers). You might have noticed I passed on UCLA last week, partly because I was ill, partly because I […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 26th, 2007