Saturday, September 01, 2007


One of the most tiresome rituals in all of sports is the annual "kissing of the ring" that sportswriters and columnists feel compelled to bestow upon SEC football. Hey, those guys are good - I get it. They aren't that good. These things go in cycles. Even when Tennessee handed Cal a humiliating loss in last year's opener, the Bears ended up with a better record, and were ranked higher at the end of the season.

Still, tonight's victory was sweet revenge. Cal was probably overrated at #12 to start the season, but there certainly isn't anything wrong with their offense. Teams all season long will be hard pressed to match the tandem of Nate Longshore, Justin Forsett, and DeSean Jackson. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - six short seasons ago, Cal was 0-10 heading into their final game, against Rutgers, way before that team got good. Now they are a perennial contender for the Pac-10 title, and a threat to finish in the Top 10. That's good enough for me.

And as long as Jeff Tedford stays as coach, there's no reason to think that anything will change.

Roll on, you Bears!

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