Archive for UC Berkeley

There’s Gonna Be A Big Future in Plastics

“Sandy, let me tell you something. Something that you want to hear.” “What is it?” [youtube PSxihhBzCjk] It’s going to revolutionize everything. Even seismic retrofitting. It took decades of research, experimentation and head-scratching, but a team of San Francisco engineers says it has found a way to save the beloved landmark in Strawberry Canyon, which […]

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

It Is Done

You know what. Full petition here. Jubilation reigns.

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, September 4th, 2008

If Marshawn Lynch Was A Treesitter…

I tried reading this editorial in good humor, but then the writer started invoking Goodwin’s Law and my mind blanked out. Once someone analogizes Hitler massacring half of Europe to cutting down a bunch of old oak trees, you’re probably going to lose me. Clearly this woman was speaking in some sort of nebulous third-world […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, July 24th, 2008

The Very Small Game (Cal-Stanford Soliloquy)

Look, I know what week it is. I know who we’re playing. I know it’s a big deal to every big Cal fan out there, especially those who were graced with the awesomeness of Holmoe. Retain the Axe and all that. Good good good. I couldn’t care less. That isn’t because I’m done following the […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, November 26th, 2007

Cal Athletics Everyone!

Always nice to see that the girls get better urinals than the guys. That and other gems. [Berkeleyans for Cal Athletics]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Tomorrow is A Good Day For Revenge (Cal-Arizona Soliloquy)

[youtube XGhl5KS6fy4] November 11, 2006. One of the 5 worst sporting days of my life (I’m sure for most Cal fans it’s tops, but I’ve crossed paths with Nick Anderson, Robert Horry, Peja Stojakovic, and Wychek to Dyson. So it’s easy to say I’ve been here before.). Sometimes it’s best to move forward by looking […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, September 21st, 2007

The Bears Are Roaring (Blog Reactions to Louisiana Tech)

Bear Talk: One thing is for certain: The offensive line continues to do the job. Yes, there were a few false start penalties, but the line provided running room for Justin Forsett and gave quarterback Nate Longshore time to throw. Cal’s O-line has been a strength all season so far. As a matter of fact, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Quick Hits, Cal-Louisiana Tech

Here are the ruminations from the beatdown of the Bulldogs. –I’ve been noticing it more and more, but Longshore tends to hesitate on his passes. He takes his steps back in the pocket, steps forward…then…waits one step too many to unleash the ball. It’s as if he’s trying to make the perfect throw when he […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, September 17th, 2007

Nate Longshore, Airing It Deep

No official confirmation, but it looks legit (who the hell would want to fake taking Pilates classes and Ling 1A with an awesome teacher?)–Nate Longshore’s blog is up. Say what you want, but the man does seem to have a full load on his plate. And that Fall Camp Schedule definitely provides a little peak […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, September 14th, 2007

Time To Start Growling (Cal-Louisiana Tech Soliloquy)

[youtube C-eKvxbrA_o] See this up there Cal fans? This was you two weeks ago when the Vols came a calling. Not hard to understand why you seemed a little groggy–in Week 1 you always seem to need a little cajoling to get those voices howling. You’ve been in hibernation for nine long months, waiting for […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, September 14th, 2007