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Time for A Change

I’m about to drastically reduce the number of posts I make here at Bears Necessity. I’ve been pondering this decision for some time, and I’ve realized that I’m not really efficient (as a writer, as a reader, as a human being) blogging on a day-by-day basis. Most of what I’ve been writing feels pretty forced […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 31st, 2008

Mike Riley’s Special Visitor

MIKE RILEY: (after Oregon State scores the touchdown with under two minutes left) OOH, I LIKE OUR CHANCES. Proud of our bunch of boys. Two top ten teams down in a row. We just keep on crashing the party. Lyle Moveao: “We did it coach! 3-2 Baby, we rocking up the Pac-10!” Mike Riley: What […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 3rd, 2008

What’s Coming Up

As we’re now only weeks away from the season opener, we’ll be going to shorter posts every day. I’m setting up a rough schedule of what the next three months of Bears Necessity will look like, and hopefully I will adhere my best to it, with an occasional surprise here and there. I also will […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, August 4th, 2008

What Type of Wine is Cal Football?

EDSBS Live had this radio special from a few weeks back dedicated to wine analogies for football teams, and although I could barely tell (my knowledge of wines is basically what I did when I got a C on my homework) what the wines were (Here are some sample answers from an Ole Miss fan). […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Which Tedford Team Was the Best? Cal 2004 vs. Cal 2006

After some delay, it’s time to reveal which of Jeff Tedford’s team Cal fans should be most proud of. First Round Cal 2007 4, Cal 2003 0 Cal 2005 4, Cal 2002 1 Semifinals Cal 2004 4, Cal 2007 0 Cal 2006 4, Cal 2005 3 You have the most talented team playerwise in Cal […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Tedford Tournament of Champions: Cal 2005 vs. Cal 2006

And then there were three. After the decisive 2004 beatdown on a talented yet flawed 2007 team, we’re entering what appears to be the most entertaining matchup of this tournament insofar. A stronger 2005 team angled against a developing but talented 2006 offense. The chronically maligned Joe Ayoob versus the chronically injured Nate Longshore. Marshawn […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, July 14th, 2008

Tedford Tournament of Champions: Cal 2004 vs. Cal 2007

In case you’re unsure what this is all about, we’re seeing what team determines is the best Tedford-led team of the six teams he’s coached. I simulate the games, and determine the winner of the series after around forty-fifty simulations. Usually it’s conclusive enough to determine who the winner is after at least 20. […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

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

Tedford Tournament of Champions: Cal 2003 vs. Cal 2007

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

Announcements for this Week

This is more of an announcement day, because I have finals going on and graduation coming up and all that crap. It must be taken care of, so, you know, busy times. The Bears Necessity Forums have been relaunched. It should hopefully be a breeding ground for deeper discussion for my readers. The time I’m […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, May 19th, 2008