Archive for Pac-10

Mike Stoops: Double Agent of the Big 12?

(This article probably became moot once Oklahoma fell prey to a heavy dose of Lubbock Leaching Saturday night, but hey, Mike held up his end of the bargain.) There are some who say Oregon’s loss in the desert is karmic justic (cough cough Oklahoma fans). I go the other way on this one: You should […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

But In Wisconsin They Actually Party!

Nice comparison between Big Ten schools and the Pac-10 at The Bear Insider. I, for one, am honored to be compared to the great Barney Gumble. Agree/disagree with any of the assessments?

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Action Jackson Preview, Week 10

Took me awhile to re-construct this chaos. After the most uneventful week of the year with high powered matchups (and no major upsets outside of UConn), we’re back to some good ol’ fashioned scrumfests. Two huge battles for conference supremacy will be the highlights, with the rest slowly falling by the wayside. As a college […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, November 1st, 2007

All of California is Ablaze (Action Jackson Recap, Week 9)

If there’s any consolation about this past weekend…no one else in California is cheering either. In fact, the metaphor of last week’s wildfires can certainly apply to all of California, as our rivals too fell into the flames. USC? Finished! The walls have crumbled! Falls to Oregon 24-17, who ultimately beat themselves more than Oregon […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, October 29th, 2007

All About the Bears (Plus UCLA Torrent)

I’m not disdaining coverage of Cal because of the awful defeats of the last two weeks, but more because I’ve been trying to dissect the losses over and over. What exactly went wrong? How did we blow these games? Eventually you just sort of let everything ebb away. It’s fruitless to try and analyze every […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, October 26th, 2007

And It Begins Again (Action Jackson Preview, Week 9)

Other than the obviously important matchup (7 PM PST on FSN, available in HD if you’re not aware), it is looking like the most pivotal week of the year for the big fish left in the pond. Here is the TV Coverage (including coverage maps for the ABC local games) And Announcing Coverage, for those […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Quick Hits, Cal-UCLA (Report Card)

The loss is still pretty numb to me. I just watched as much sports as possible, from Les Miles being a bonehead and having it pay off (ugh) to watching the Red Sox score 100 runs this weekend. I just thought that these past two weeks were a return to the mean, because this Cal […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Action Jackson Recap (College Football, Week 8)

Sometimes the best way to get rid of negative feelings is to think outward. As in, looking at the rest of the grand college football landscape. Very exciting times outside of the Rose Bowl. Pac-10: Oregon 55, Washington 34–If only Washington was more than Jake Locker. As it is, they put together valiant two to […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Battling For January–Inside the Pac-10, Part II

Part I here. “Not a worry in the world.” Oregon State (4-3, 2-2 in the Pac-10) Feisty win by the Beavers. That being said, it’s hard for me to see them passing any one of the top four contenders on this list, because smarter defensive coordinators will remember that pressuring Canfield will lead him to […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Halftime–Inside the Pac-10, Part I

Despite my disappointment about Saturday’s result, there is a nice little caveat entering the midpoint of the college football season–the Pac-10 schedule looks very intriguing again. And that means MORE FOOTBALL, which can’t be a bad thing, right? Let’s take a look-see at the ins and outs of a Pac-10 season that will probably only […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, October 16th, 2007