Archive for Pac-10

A Nod To the Future: Pac-10 Football in 2009

Fall 2009 is a long way away for a Cal football fan, but it’s really hard for Golden Bears not to be anticipating the possibilities of next season. The Bears have made plenty of runs after the Rose Bowl fiasco of 2004, but there were always good reasons as to why Cal never were able […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, January 12th, 2009

Inside the Civil War Playbook: Oregon 65, Oregon State 38

Days later, the entire Pac-10 continues to reel from the obliteration of Oregon State’s vaunted defense in the Civil War. With a Rose Bowl berth on the line for Mike Riley’s Beavers, how could the Ducks march into Reser Stadium and torch them in such spectacular fashion? Sample notes extracted from Oregon’s coach-in-waiting Chip Kelly […]

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

Pac-10 Scoring Trends, 2004-2008

(Scoring offense is points scored by the team, scoring defense refers to points given up, just to avoid any confusion. This is not a competition between how many touchdowns Jahvid Best or Syd’Quan Thompson would score, although that would be sick.) WOOOOOOOOO! Graphs baby graphs! There are some immediate trends you can notice. The powerful […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, November 13th, 2008

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

My Contribution To the Infinite Regress

At 4-1 with seven fat Pac-10 games to go, Cal is once again ranked, once again in first place in the conference, and once again besot with a doubting fanbase wondering just how good (or bad) the team really is.  Why are we still wondering?  Because college football is epistemologically… well, complicated.  The future is […]

Posted by: Tony on Friday, October 17th, 2008

Inside the Playbook: USC 28, Arizona State 0

After starting the season on a fairly upbeat note, the Arizona State offensive line has again crumbled into a jumbling mess, giving up ten sacks in its last three games and turning Rudy Carpenter into the Incredible Human Punching Bag. One has to wonder where exactly ASU’s pass protection is going for the second straight […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, October 13th, 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

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

A Nonsensical Preview of Cal-Colorado State, With Beaver on the Side

For those looking for stream information, there is none yet. It is not looking good, and you might as well get the All-Access Pass and follow Starkey if you want a 100% chance at following the game. Bar locations are being updated as soon as I can find them (and the map’s open for anyone […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, September 27th, 2008

So Much For The Nine Dwarfs

Tonight’s massive upset of U$C by the Beavers was huge not because it was shocking, but rather because it was so predictable.  How predictable?  So predictable that, if not for the demands of my day job, I would have written this post before today’s game even started.  How predictable?  So predictable that my U$C buddy […]

Posted by: Tony on Thursday, September 25th, 2008