And now you can use your hard earned money (or "cheddar" as it might have once been called) on something more important than all the food, liquid, and high priced call girls in the world:
In about 40 minutes, you can call up the ATO and judging by this photo, Alex Mack will help you buy single game tickets:
This is, of course, if you haven't already bought season tickets. And if not, why not? It can't be became we are in a recession and houses are going into foreclosure everything and gas is like 4.50. You have to have priorities, people! Quick quiz. Which of these is more important:
1. Cal football tickets or medical care for yourself and your family?
2. Cal football tickets or a college education for your children?
3. Cal football tickets or paying down your debt (school or otherwise)?
If you answered ANYTHING but Cal football tickets to any of the above questions, GET THE HELL OUT OF MY BLOG. I don't care what you do, but stop sullying our good name with your gas tank filling up ways. *sigh*
While I am working on those "Better Know An Olympian" posts, the Cal athletics department keeps posting up stories on some of them. Here's a Q+A with a swimmer named Dominik Meichtry:
CalBears.com: Has Cal helped you as a swimmer?
Meichtry: "Absolutely. Training with Duje Draganja when he was here, all those other Olympic medalists, it gives you drive. Now having guys like Jernej (Godec) going for Slovenia and Martti (Aljand) going for Estonia, it's nice to be in that international environment where we can kind of push each other to the max. It's something I never had when I lived at home."
I don't know too much about swimming, but it seems to me that Cal's swimming must be an international hodgepodge of epically amazing swimmers.
And then there were 3 again. That new tree-sitters came down. Ayr was upset over this thing or that thing, but who cares. Hopefully, this whole charade can end on Thursday's hearing, but we'll see. Today is the date for Cal to respond to the plaintiff's objections. I checked yesterday and although the plaintiff's have filed something, nothing has been scanned in as of yet. Perhaps later today, we will see. I can predict what it will say, though:
"ALL OF THE WORLD WILL DIE IF THE INJUNCTION IS LOWERED. WE MUST IMMEDIATELY CANCEL THE SAHPC AND BULLDOZE THE UNIVERSITY WHILE WE ARE AT IT! NO, MY CAPS LOCK ISN'T BROKEN, WHY DO YOU ASK?"
Here is a LA Times article on mixing college football and academics. They claim UC Berkeley's athletes do poorly generally:
Although Notre Dame cuts football players a break in regard to admissions, its relatively high 79% federal graduation rate (FGR) -- the best measure of whether recruited athletes fit a school's academic profile -- indicates that the university recruits athletes who actually are likely to graduate from Notre Dame. The average FGR for last year's top 25 Football Bowl Subdivision teams was about 50%. Louisiana State University, the 2007 national champion, graduated 38% of its players; runner-up Ohio State University graduated 48%. (California's football powerhouses produce mediocre results at best, with USC at 54%, UCLA at 51% and UC Berkeley at 44%.)
A nice write up on DeSean.
What an old photo, they picked.
So, there you go. Some links. But I only have so many. I need more. So many more. You must bring me more. I DEMAND IT!