Archive for College Football

Cal – Washington State Liveblog

This won’t be activated until about half an hour before the game, but if you have any comments about any of the CFB action this week or your feelings about today’s game, save them until around 6 PST/3 PST and post them in the pregame run-up. BearswithFangs will be joining me today and the liveblog […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Doldrums and Possibilities: Cal-Wazzu Soliloquy

(Programming note: The liveblog will be up a half hour before gametime; it’ll kick off right around 6:25 EST/3:25 PST with Bears With Fangs cohosting. I’ll be going back and forth between here and CGB discussing the rest of the games tomorrow. I have no news on online streams, but there is an updated bar […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Week 1 Blogpoll

Rank Team Delta 1 Ohio State — 2 Florida 1 3 Southern Cal 1 4 Oklahoma 2 5 LSU 1 6 Texas 1 7 Georgia 2 8 Missouri 10 9 West Virginia 2 10 Oregon 3 11 Penn State 2 12 Texas Tech 2 13 Auburn 3 14 Brigham Young 1 15 Alabama 11 16 […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

The Pac-10 Report: Week 1

For the record, I divided time between USC-Virginia and Oklahoma St.-Washington St., watched the end of Oregon-Washington, and watched most of Oregon St.-Stanford and UCLA-Tennessee. I did not see the Arizona games at all. The Cal recaps are here. USC 52, Virginia 7: During the past five seasons and including the Virginia game, USC has […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Cal – Michigan State Liveblog

I’ll be narrating today’s game in a haphazard and hopeless fashion. If you want to follow the action elsewhere too, you can try the California Golden Blogs open threads, or Dr. Saturday’s live blog at Yahoo Sports. Feel free to ask questions and comment away as the game goes along by clicking on the Submit […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Games Games Games (Opening Night Liveblog) 8.28.08

No more BS. No more previews. No more talk and philosophical meanderings and quarterback debates and high school recruiting and practice and depth charts and everything that we can only ponder and snark at. Get ready; it’s gametime son. Sack up. I’ll start up the liveblog around 8:05 EST/5:05 PST for the NC State-South Carolina […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Statistically Speaking: Michigan State-Cal Preview

As we gear up for the season opener, it’s time to scope out the Spartans. This is mostly Michigan State; the evaluation on how Cal can handle them will come soon enough. This is also longer than some passages of the Bible, so pop a can of beer or grill some sausages before you settle […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Preseason Blogpoll

Enough of my moaning. The teams still need to be ranked. At a total loss Tuesday afternoon as to how to rank the top 25 preseason teams, I thought of the criteria with which I generally judge teams. (1) Game performance. For example, last year I’d have knocked LSU down to #3 or #4 in […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Abolish College Football Preseason Rankings

Brian Cook (possibly pictured above) is a fine writer and by all accounts, a maniacal human being. Runs it steady over at MgoBlog, my source for almost everything Big Ten (on the days I, you know, care about the Big Ten). He does many awesome things, his latest being inviting me to Blogpoll along with […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Pac-10 Quarterback Analysis, Part III: The Situation Room

(Read Part I on Longshore and Part II on Pac-10 QBs here) Seems people demand it, but it looks like it’s time to figure out what Nate Longshore and his Pac-10 bretheren are truly capable of situationally. You’ve probably read about the situational practices Tedford is placing his quarterbacks through and how each of them […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, August 11th, 2008