Archive for Playoffs

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 2003 vs. Cal 2007

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

On the BCS, Part III

And now we approach what will be college football’s extraordinarily feeble attempt to crown its champion in 2008. I broached this subject a month ago, but let’s draw some closure to the argument. When I think of a national champion in college football, I think the regular season matters far more than ANY other sport. […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, January 4th, 2008

On Playoffs. “PLAYOFFS?”

There is going to be a lot of debate about who deserves what after the way things ended this season about how to decide a national champion. That there should be a playoff because this season of chaos has not revealed a clear-cut two teams that stand from teh pack. More importantly for Golden Bear […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, December 3rd, 2007