Four of the five ranked Pac-12 teams have the week off, in preparation for the conference to really kick into gear next week. #12 UCLA is at #15 Arizona State on Thursday, while next Saturday, #16 Stanford is at Washington, and #17 USC hosts Oregon State. As a result, mini-previews of all teams playing this […]
The last two times the Cal Bears have started 2-0, they’ve made a bowl game. (They lost both of those games- the 2009 Poinsettia Bowl and 2011 Holiday Bowl, but that’s not important right now.) That they’ve won their first two games this season is certainly a good sign for a team that hasn’t been […]
Well, the Bears won a game, so they’ve got that going for them. This week they try for win No. 2, and if that happens it’ll be their first “winning streak” since defeating UCLA and Washington State in consecutive weeks in 2012 (the Wazzu win was also their last win versus a BCS opponent until […]
The most inexperienced Pac-12 head coach is Mark Helfrich, and he’s in charge of the Oregon Ducks, the team many are picking to be the conference’s first representative in the new four-team College Football Playoff. Ten starting quarterbacks return (only Washington and Arizona have new signal-callers). It’s setting up to be a pretty good year […]
The last time Cal played in the Rose Bowl, they lost to Northwestern. That’s also the last time Northwestern actually won the Granddaddy Of Them All. It also was Northwestern’s first bowl appearance, and their only bowl win until 2013. That game was played January 1st, 1949. In addition, it was their only meeting until […]
A Cal friend of mine once let me in on the secret unofficial slogan of Golden Bear football: “Every year is a rebuilding year.” In the nearly two decades since being let in on the secret, I have determined this is true. Everybody shows super potential … their final year with the team. No matter […]
We should’ve known the 49ers would never trade for DeSean Jackson, even before considering his absurdly high salary. The very existence of trade rumors should’ve alerted us. Let’s take a look at some recent trades that brought players to San Francisco. Sixth round pick to the Ravens for Anquan Boldin A.J. Jenkins to the Chiefs […]
I have always found what Deadspin did with the “Bristolmetrics” pretty interesting, so I decided to take a page out of their playbook and take a closer look at how much time and to which sports our very own highlight show spends its time on. I set the DVR to record every late night SportsNet […]
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