October 28, 201515

Contest: We’re giving away three pairs of tickets to Cal vs. USC

Halloween is on a Saturday this year, so it’s probably a good thing Cal plays USC at noon at Memorial Stadium instead of 7:30 pm (the kickoff time for last

September 30, 201514

We’re giving away Cal vs. Wazzu tickets

With Aaron Rodgers and the Packers traveling to Santa Clara this weekend to face the 49ers, and the 49ers’ current unease with their quarterback situation, the amount of “blow this

March 16, 20150

It’s time for the 7th annual BASG March Madness Bracket Challenge (and to announce last week’s contest winners)

Not one Bay Area university got into the dance, but that doesn’t mean we’re left out. That’s right, we get to stay involved by filling out our brackets in this

March 14, 201528

An optimist’s view on the 49ers signing Reggie Bush

Nine seasons after the “Reggie Bush Bowl,” which the 49ers won/lost with a 20-17 victory over the Houston Texans, the 49ers got their man. Reggie Bush and 49ers reached agreement, per

January 18, 201545

Classy coaching search: 49ers reportedly interested in Lane Kiffin

As the football world trolls 49ers fans on a near-daily basis (how about that Seattle comeback from 16-0 today, something I predicted to my wife after Marshawn Lynch’s first touchdown),

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November 20, 201419

Waking up from a dream

Four years ago, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Two days later, they held a parade. Three days after that, I got married. On Oct. 29 of this year,

October 11, 20140

Stanford football: running out of confidence

If there is a way to somehow “grind out a win” against a team that throws the ball 70 times a game, then Stanford certainly did that Friday night against

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October 05, 20142

Another ho-hum ending for the Cal Bears

“Escape” doesn’t even begin to describe the Cal Bears’ win at Washington State on Saturday night. The defense allowed Connor Halliday to throw for an FBS record 734 yards, no

September 29, 20140

Cal and Colorado set TD record that could get broken when Bears play in Pullman

I keep waiting for the Cal Bears and Colorado Buffaloes to score another touchdown. Hard to say which was more memorable, the record-setting performance by both teams (first time in

September 19, 20141

Mini preview of Saturday’s Pac-12 games

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

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September 18, 20143

Cal brings odd two-QB system to the Arizona desert

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

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September 12, 20140

Pac-12 preview: for some reason, Oregon’s playing before lunch

The official Pac-12 football press release for the week proudly states the conference is undefeated in non-conference play “on Saturdays” this season. That neatly sidesteps the 0-2 Washington State Cougars,

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September 12, 20140

Hey Stanford (and Kevin Hogan), show us something

If there’s any consolation from Stanford’s loss to USC last week on The Farm, it’s that it happened in Week 2. And should the Cardinal run the table, including beating

September 05, 20140

Here’s what the ranked Pac-12 teams are up to this weekend

Who’s not surprised that the only Pac-12 teams to lose in week one were Colorado and Washington State? Oh. Everybody. Who’s not surprised Wazzu lost because they Coug’d It? Huh.

September 05, 20140

Does Stanford have the QB, RBs, and defense to avenge last year’s loss to USC?

I learned nothing about Stanford football last week. I already knew they were miles better than UC Davis, and the only question was whether the Aggies would even score —

September 04, 20140

Cal hopes to earn first winning streak since 2012

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

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August 29, 20140

2014 Pac-12 football preview

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

August 29, 20143

Cal’s climb back to respectability starts Saturday at Northwestern

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

August 14, 20145

Cal Bears 2014 season preview: no QB controversy for Dykes in year two

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

May 31, 20142

Jay Cutler’s days may be numbered in Chicago

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may have recently been the recipient of $126 million contract that is driving up the going rate for Colin Kaepernick, but chances are he’ll never

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