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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 2002 vs. Cal 2005

As we discovered last week, Cal 2003 was no match for the offensive potency of Cal 2007 in the simulator. This team didn’t need much impetus in flatout overpowering its way to a sweep. This led us to our next match in the series, a showdown between the 2002 and 2005 teams. How would […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Tedford Tournament of Champions: Cal 2003 vs. Cal 2007

[youtube kpkWNNw5bUo] Time doesn’t allow us to do everything we want. But the Internet allows us to manipulate space and time and come with all sorts of fanciful solutions for that. is one of the best and worst sites in the world. On one hand it’s a virtual goldmine for settling questions like “Would […]

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