Archive for History

Can Jeff Tedford Keep Cal Football’s Window Open?

We are halfway through what’s shaping like another modest California football season–decent rewards with moderate fulfillment. Naturally, only in college football would a 4-2 start get fans groaning. Coming off a head-scratching loss to an offensively potent but inconsistent Arizona Wildcats team, the murmurs of discontent grow louder than ever. The loss, by the measuring […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

How Has Cal Football Performed in the Humidity?

After the disappointing showing by the Bears at Maryland, many fans wondered how much the humidity adjustment played a factor. Zack Follett himself said that the team struggled its way throughmost of the game. “It was tough,” said Follett. “The offense was not firing in the first three quarters and the defense was playing a […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, September 19th, 2008

For a Little Perspective

While we digest the good, great and not so great from yesterday’s game, here’s a little something to reflect on.  I went back into the record books to answer a few questions I had.  When was the last time Cal beat a conference opponent, on the road, by at least 63 points?  Answer:  Never.  When […]

Posted by: Tony on Sunday, September 7th, 2008

The Noodles at Cal (Wonderlic Scores)

(This is 90% Danzig, with some great data; my small contribution is the Analysis section after the scores and before the sources) I was catching up on my RSS feed yesterday and I came across a report that Mario Manningham of Michigan scored a ‘6’ on his Wonderlic IQ test. A fricking ‘6’?? I thought […]

Posted by: Danzig on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Map of The Play

Have you ever been thinking, man, I really want a dorky map of The Play, even though I have the video saved on YouTube, can watch it on any classic sports highlights reel, can see reenactments at almost any Golden Bear event? Of course you haven’t. That’s exactly why I decided to make one. You […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Recruiting Maps for Cal, Tedford Era

After drawing conclusions about the entire Pac-10 recruiting efforts (and one of my commenters has provided a similar 2008 Big Ten map, kudos to him), it’s time to take a historical perspective of Coach Tedford’s impact on the program (labels: blue dot-2002, yellow dot-2003, blue pin-2004, yellow pin-2005, blue no dot-2006, yellow no dot-2007, sky […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, February 17th, 2008

What If Tom Brady Had Come to Cal?

Yeah, sounds like a far-fetched premise off the top. So when I figured out how close Brady had actually come to being a Golden Bear I pretty much echoed Marshawn: “WHAT?!” (well, except the two of us were talking about different things and everything, but close enough). Nevertheless, the premise presented by this author is […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

On the BCS, Part I

Oh, I forgot about the actual BCS, didn’t I? Despite all my gripes about a playoff system, it does nothing to alleviate the loathing I have for the BCS. This system is utter douchebaggery at its finest, an arrogant tool that tinkers and fixes itself on a yearly basis, only to create more substantial fuckups […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007