Archive for Cal Football

Change, Change, Change Some More

After Rob Calonge gave this site massive props in putting us in the “Best Blogs” category with other worthy contenders and adding us to his Oski’s Favorites linkroll, it was time to return the favor. I wrote up an article in the SF Examiner discussing the divisive nature of Cal fans and the quarterback debate […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The Great Hype Machine

Tony brought up an interesting point yesterday about Cal football players drinking the Kool-Aid.  More so than in any other sport, the best college football teams swing dramatically in their performance week-to-week. While we haven’t had outright stinkers in huge games we’re expected to win, the Golden Bears usually earn the maximum effort from our […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Did That Cloud Of Humidity Have A Silver Lining?

On a Saturday one month ago, writing sunburned, beer-addled and depressed in northern VA, I requested that we never speak of the Maryland debacle again.  But a month removed, facing our second bye week of the season, I find myself wondering what the world of Cal football would be like if we had somehow won that game.  If, for example, we […]

Posted by: Tony on Saturday, October 11th, 2008

What I Learned From The Bear Insider

There are so many things I learn from reading message boards. I get these deep, penetrating insights that I could never get from being in the locker room and can thus virtually coach the game based on what anonymous posters have discovered through the game. You just get the feeling that they should be watching […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 10th, 2008

Will All of Cal’s Football Games Get Televised?

Thursday’s usually nonsense day here at BN, so it’s not surprising that we’re discussing the boob tube. But there are fun discussions going on with out friends at CGB. For those who want to know what being a Cal fan is like, click here (plus my response to this question, which is looking like my […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, October 9th, 2008

“We Are 4-1 And We Couldn’t Have Sucked More.”

These mumblings were recorded and parsed together of a slightly inebriated Cal fan. His ramblings below are to be considered the drunken incoherency of a derelict and not an accurate sample of the actual Golden Bear fanbase. I hope. WHAT IN JESUS CHRIST NATE LONGSHORE? What’s he doing in there? Might as well just leave […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Arizona State at Cal Torrent & Highlights

Torrent for downloading here. Highlights here: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV.

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, October 6th, 2008

Cal – Arizona State Report Card

Quarterback: Feels like we haven’t discussed this topic enough, eh? Longshore did enough to win the game, but he didn’t do enough to distinguish himself from Kevin Riley. On one hand, the Cal quarterback kept things simple with swing dumps and screens early. On the other, Nate floated a few passes that took some adjustment […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Arizona State – California Liveblog

(For finding people to watch the game with in the bars or online, click here and read this post for updates heading into gametime. For a preview of the game, click here.) As usual, activities will kick off about 15 minutes before the game gets going on television. Feel free to ask questions during the […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Watching Cal-Arizona State Online or In The Bars

Broadcast info here. So I found most of the possible locations for viewing Cal football and put them on the Google Map here for Bears fans, so I decided to do it for every Pac-10 team. Oregon, Oregon St., Washington, Wazzu, USC, UCLA, ASU, Arizona all are mapped out. Except for the ‘Furd, because everyone […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, October 4th, 2008