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The Pac-10 Report: Week 3

USC Conquest Chronicles: “Saturday night really opened up the nations eyes as to just how good the offense is going to be. The offensive line was absolutely flawless in their execution of the game plan and their protection of Mark Sanchez. Yes, they allowed one sack in the 4th qtr. when SC was going for […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Let’s Speak of It One More Time: Cal-Maryland Report Card

(Check out Testudo Times for a report card of Maryland’s team) First of all, everyone’s looking for a scapegoat to blame Cal. The humidity, the weather, the turnovers, the coaching. Clearly, Maryland did nothing to win that game; this was all Cal playing below their level, right? Fine, if you’re going to blame someone, blame […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, September 15th, 2008

Significant Terps: Cal – Maryland Preview

(Just a programming note: Cal-Maryland liveblog starts at 11:30-11:45 AM EST, 8:30-8:45 AM PST. Mmm, bleary-eyed.) Offense-We’re not so different after all: In a hotly debated quarterback controversy, both Jordan Steffy and Chris Turner had their roles to play in the 2007 season. After Steffy epitomized the low-risk offense (67.3 completion percentage with 98 yards […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, September 12th, 2008

The Pac-10 Report: Week 2

Note: Hippies in trees being removed by the Stairway to Heaven. Confused? Click here. Maybe the feed will go up again. This segment allows Cal fans to check in with reports around the blogosphere from various Pac-10 teams and Cal opponents. Let’s start with the Trojans and their tilt with Ohio State. USC Conquest Chronicles: […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Cal – Washington State Report Card

Every week the Golden Bears play a game, I write up a report card. You can click to read the extensive Michigan State one from last week. Here are the final grades from that 66-3 smashing. Quarterbacks: Nate Longshore clearly inserted himself back into the quarterback competition with a strong second half performance, completing 7 […]

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

Tearing It Down, Building It Up (Treesitters, Cal-Wazzu Previews)

With their days numbered, the hippies can now be seen live. ABC7 has put up a feed of the Oak Grove for Cal fans everywhere to view the carnage. Well, mostly of those two hippies freestyling and yapping at cops, but whatever. If we can’t get the game online, hopefully you’ll be able to watch […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, September 5th, 2008

Thermopylae This Was Not: Cal-Michigan State Report Card

In homage to Tightwad Hill (who started these awesome post-game analyses), the grades have been released for every Golden Bear element of Cal’s victory last Saturday. Me: EPIC FAIL. First of all, I owe a huge apology to the people who woke up thinking they could watch the Cal game from Tokyo or Paris or […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, September 1st, 2008

Cal-MSU Quick Reactions

Our contributor Tony has spent the entire summer enjoying the New York art scene and enjoying many purchased fruity margaritas at tapas restaurants. Neither of these reports have been confirmed, only assumed. He’s back for the season, and he filed this early report of the game. Perhaps I should say quick¬†“slightly impared” reactions.¬† Needless to […]

Posted by: Tony on Sunday, August 31st, 2008

The Last Lecture: California

[youtube ji5_MqicxSo] Okay, this was supposed to be posted on EDSBS, but Orson Swindle was too busy being mesmerized by a poster of Rick Neuheisel that declared his monopoly on the college blogosphere over. Keep in mind this was written about three weeks ago before the quarterback situation had been resolved, although I think it […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Searching for Redemption: Cal’s 2008 Motto

Finding a theme for this upcoming season has been elusive. There are too many departed stars and unfamiliar characters to construct a proper narrative. These new California Golden Bears remain quite a mystery to us. Our experience with them has been too ephemeral to provide any meaningful terms beyond potential and hope; we know the […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, August 25th, 2008