DBD 11.19.08 Who knew I was already the greatest Beavs fan evair!

Well, now we are OSU fans.  Cal fans, USC fans, and OSU fans.  I know how to be a Cal fan that's easy.  And I know the general parameters of being a USC fan.  The sexual assault, the ethnic slurs, I have all that down. 

But being an OSU fan?  That's new.  That's different.  So, I decided to go to the source and ask a bunch of Oregonians what I need to do to become an OSU fan.

First, I asked those pesky Ducks.  Turns out I need the following:

1.  Inferior Complex

2.  Gay sheep costume for significant other

3.  No traceable line of logic(k)

4.  Endless and unreasonable trolling of others


So, ok, doing well here.  Nothing too tough.  Hell, Cal fans have inferiority complexes.  That one wasn't tough at all!  I'm heating up!

Then, I went straight to the source:  Beavs fans.  Here's what they told me I needed:

1.  Giant shlong.

2.  Gorgeous wife.

3.  Irrational hatred towards the color green and gold (uh oh!)

4.  Don’t get hotel reservations for the National Championship game when your team still has 6 games left (Easier said than done, am I right Cal fans? Am I right?).

BOOMSHAKALAKA!  I'M ON FIRE!  Well, except for that irrational hatred towards the color green and gold.  And I do have a lot of irrational hatred.  I mean a LOT!  If I ever see parking meters, wax statues, or 19th century Asian pornography I flip out.  But just not towards the green and gold.  Because of the As.

So, who would have thought that I am the world's greatest Beavs fan.  With my giant shlong and even larger inferiority complex, I could rule Corvallis like a GOD.  I am your GOD, CV3000.  Bow to me!

Let's get to some links.

Big Game Events.

Monday, November 17
Cable Car Rally San Francisco, Calif. 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 18
Big Sail San Francisco Yacht Club | San Francisco, Calif. 12:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. San Francisco Haas Pavilion | Berkeley, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
Night Rally Bowles Hall | Berkeley, Calif. 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 19
Guardman Luncheon Fairmont Hotel | San Francisco, Calif. 12:00 noon
Battle of the Bands (Photo Opportunities with The Axe) Union Square & Nike Town | San Francisco, Calif. 12:30 p.m.
Tree Chopping Rally Sproul Plaza | Berkeley, Calif. 12:00 noon
Laugh Your Axe Off Dwinelle Hall | Berkeley, Calif. 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 20
Men's Basketball vs. Texas-Pan American Haas Pavilion | Berkeley, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 21
Volleyball vs. UCLA Haas Pavilion | Berkeley, Calif. 5:00 p.m.
Big Game Bonfire Rally Greek Theater | Berkeley, Calif. 7:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Rutgers Haas Pavilion | Berkeley, Calif. 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22
Men's Water Polo vs. Stanford Spieker Pool | Berkeley, Calif. 10:00 a.m.
The 111th Big Game Memorial Stadium | Berkeley, Calif. 12:30 p.m.
Volleyball vs. USC (Senior Night) Haas Pavilion | Berkeley, Calif. 5:00 p.m.




Cal-UDub starts at noon.  This is partially good, bc the other option was 5 PM in December. That could be cold.  But its too early, even for me. 

Mens B-Ball beats USF:

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -Two of Pete Newell's former teams put on quite an offensive show.

Theo Robertson scored a career-high 23 points with a career-best five 3-pointers to go with four assists to help California hold off San Francisco 87-74 Tuesday night, playing on Pete Newell Court a day after the Hall of Fame coach died at age 93.

Manny Quezada made his first five field-goal tries with three 3s on the way to 27 points on 10-for-12 shooting and also dished out five assists for the speedy Dons. Dior Lowhorn, the leading scorer in the West Coast Conference last season at 20.5 points per game, added 20 points.

Quezada had back-to-back baskets during a 7-0 spurt that pulled USF to 59-58 with 8:25 to play. Jerome Randle followed with consecutive 3-pointers for Cal and finished with 25 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the Golden Bears (2-0) stayed unbeaten under first-year coach Mike Montgomery.

Robertson, who missed all of last season and redshirted as he recovered from hip surgery, had already scored 14 points barely eight minutes into the game with four 3-pointers. He scored 11 straight Cal points during a 16-2 first-half run that put the Bears ahead 27-16.

Jamal Boykin added 15 points for Cal, which is shooting well so far under Montgomery - the former Stanford and Golden State Warriors coach. The Bears shot 35-for-60 (58 percent) and didn't go to the free throw line for the first time until midway through the second half.

I believe CBKWit is going to have a write up of this soon.  Moreover, thats my undergrad taking on my grad.  Go undergrad!

Mens gymnastics get 3 new recruits:

BERKELEY - The California men's gymnastics team signed three recruits to national letters of intent, head coach Barry Weiner announced Monday. Donothan Bailey, Jeffrey Langenstein and Steven Lacome will join the Golden Bears in fall of 2009.

Donathan Bailey is a current member of the U.S. Junior National Team. He is a three-time national champion on pommel horse and Weiner notes that he boasts great potential on all events. He was runner-up to current Cal freshman Glen Ishino at the 2007 championships of the U.S. junior division.

Jeffrey Langenstein will join the Bears as a solid all-around competitor and his best event is floor exercises, where he dismounts with a double layout. Langenstein finished 14th in the all-round at the junior nationals. He spent time under former Golden Bear Ron Bell.

Steven Lacombe can do a double front on vault and his great strength on rings will make him a fierce collegiate competitor. Weiner calls Lacombe diamond who simply needs time to learn and polish.

Womens B-Ball takes on Rutgers in a HUGE early season tilt:

The California Golden Bears opened the season with victories over Albany (63-39) and Nevada (67-53), helping to move them up in the national polls to school-record high rankings, with the Associated Press ranking the Bears at No. 7 and the USA Today/ ESPN Coaches poll putting the Bears at No. 6. The Bears peaked at No. 8 last season in both polls. The Bears finished the 2007-08 season ranked in the top ten of the AP poll for 13 straight weeks and in the top 10 in the USA Today/ ESPN Coaches' poll in 12 of the final 13 weeks.

Friday's opponent, No. 3/2 Rutgers, moved up in both polls as well. The Scarlet Knights benefitted from Stanford's fall from No. 2 to No. 8 in both polls. Rutgers is 1-0 following an 86-59 victory over St. Joseph's over the weekend. They host Princeton Tues., Nov. 18, before flying out to California.

Friday's show showdown is one of only two matchups this weekend between teams in the top ten. Rutgers closes out their weekend with a Sunday game at No. 8/8 Stanford. The Bears have one victory over a top-ten team since Joanne Boyle took over the program, a 72-57 win over No. 8/9 Stanford (2/4/07).

The Bears may have to take on the daunting task of playing No. 3/2 Rutgers without the assistance of two of their posts, senior forward Devanei Hampton and junior forward Rama N'diaye. Both players have returned to practice, but a final determination about their status in Friday's game may not be made until late Thursday or even Friday.

Randle helped the Bears:

Junior point guard Jerome Randle scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half — 16 of them in the final 7:24 — and Cal held off repeated comeback tries by USF to win 87-74.

The Bears improved to 2-0 and USF lost for the first time, falling to 2-1.

Theo Robertson scored a career-high 23 points for the Bears, 19 of them in the first half. Jamal Boykin added 15 points. Randle had six rebounds and six assists in addition to his points, and was 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.

Okanes Tues night update:

The Bears began practicing for the Big Game tonight at foggy Memorial Stadium. It seemed to be a spirited practice – well, what I could see of it. The second half of practice, it felt like I was watching practice on a snowy television because of the fog that had settled into the bowl of the stadium.


At Monday’s press luncheon, coach Jeff Tedford said you never know how much more amped up the players are going to be for the Big Game until practice begins. Obviously, this is the first time in years the Bears are practicing with a chip on their shoulders to get the axe back. Tedford was very pleased with Tuesday’s practice.


“We had a great day of practice,” he said. “There was a lot of bounce in everybdoy’s step, a lot of intensity. I thought it was a great day.”


Of course, it’s not just the axe that has the Bears’ attention. They’ve lost two in a row and want to make sure they finish the season strong. Two more games to go, and if they falter, their final record will start looking a lot like last year’s disaster.

Article on Gerhart and our D:


BERKELEY — Here's a guess that it's probably not the best feeling in the world to have bruising Stanford running back Toby Gerhart coming at you with a full head of steam. But for Cal's defense, it will be a welcome sight.

The Bears have had a pretty solid run defense all season, but smaller, quick tailbacks have been cause for the rare times they've had trouble. There's nothing small about the 6-foot-1, 232-pound Gerhart, although he has surprisingly good speed for his size.

Still, the Bears have had success against the more straight-ahead runners this season, and that gives them confidence heading into the 111th Big Game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

"If their plan is to run the ball at us, our defense is going to be licking (its) chops," Cal linebacker Worrell Williams said. "I think we have the best run defense in the business. Big backs don't really scare us. If they are going to come downhill on us, it's going to be right down our alley."

Cal has the fourth-ranked run defense in the Pac-10 at 124.3 yards per game. The Bears have allowed just three opposing running backs to rush for 100 yards in a game — Arizona's Keola Antolin, Oregon's Jeremiah Johnson and Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers. Antolin and Rodgers are smaller, shiftier backs, whereas Johnson is a talented runner with all the tools.


So, there you go.  Tons of action going on.  Try to check out the Womens B-Ball game.  Or a spirit event.  This is the Big Week, because its the Big Game.  Even as a newly minted Beavs fan, I can see the awesomeness of this week.  Dump away, people.  Dump away.  GO BEARS!

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