As great as a 3 day weekend is, a 3 week weekend would be even better. And think how amazing a 3 month weekend would be! I need to become a rich trust fund baby. Then, my weekend lasts forever.
But here, there is something to look forward to for next weekend! Marshawn is coming to town! I hadn't heard of this, but I just literally stumbled upon it Thursday afternoon. Generally, we are loath to allow commercial promotion here, but since a)I wanted to tell others of Marshawn coming to town and b)we are in no way affiliated with this company, I figured it'd be OK. All the information is available here. You have to pay at least 30 bucks, but it is worth it to me!
Of course the next question is do you wear a Marshawn jersey to a Marshawn signing. Is that too much like wearing the bands t-shirt to its concert? Or would I be acting "Too Cool For School" by NOT wearing it? *sigh*
I mean I don't want to appear to be like super fan, but (BUT!) who the fuck am I kidding? I mean c'mon!
Alright, enough about that, let's get to some links.
If you are a woman, who likes Cal football, don't forget about the Cal women's huddle. Although I have never been (for obvious reasons), I have heard fun time is had by all.
DATE: August 1, 2008
TIME: 4:30-6:00pm Registration, Event Begins at 6:00pm, social to follow event
AGE: Women 21+
PRICE: $35 Pre-Registration (Deadline July 28th) $40 at the door
I don't know why you have to be over 21 to attend. And I don't know why Coach Tedford decided to blast that woman in the face with the megaphone. But I'll give him the benefit of the doubt here!
CalBears.com: How has Cal contributed to your Olympic quest?
Silver: "Being here and being surrounded by so many amazing athletes, being able to train with Natalie Coughlin every day, Erin Reilly, Ashley Chandler, all these different elite athletes, has allowed me to really start to believe that I could be at that level. To be able to compete with them, to be able to train with them every day to see what they do, to have amazing coaches like Teri McKeever and Kristen Lewis and have them believe in me, to just really know that there are other people out there who believe I can do it, that's allowed me to really start to believe. I think if I had gone to school anywhere else I wouldn't have felt this way."
Natalie Coughlin and Jessica Hardy, also former Cal swimmers, are going to the olympics, too! This is Natalie's 3rd event.
With all the news about Cal women's swimmers making the Olympic team, it is unsurprising that the Cal women's swim coach, Teri McKeever, has been named to the Olympic coaching staff.
Regarded as one of the best swimming mentors in the United States, McKeever also served as an assistant coach at the 2004 Games in Athens. The 16th-year head coach at Berkeley, McKeever was also the first woman to be named head coach of the national team at a major international meet (the 2006 Pan Pacific meet in British Columbia). She also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. team during World Championship competition in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Other international coaching duties included assistant roles with the 2001 Goodwill Games and the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships.
Nathan Adrian, another Cal swimmer, made the olympics, too! Cal appears to be well-represeted in swimming.
But Cal has other athletes, too. Grace Upshaw, former Cal track star, is making the Olympic team in the long jump!
On a different tack, here is a Indybay article demanding ninjas to get supplies to the tree-sitters.
Besides the fact the the food conditions are deplorable, the sitters need company, gear, and nothing short of a miracle. Attempts at resupplying the Oaks Grove have had compromises in security. Oaks Defenders are being followed throughout Berkeley by undercover agents, as well as UCPD patrols. Meetings are being crashed by infiltrators. Actions have failed due to the fact that the UCPD has been one step ahead, increasing patrol at planned locations and times.
I was one of those infiltrators!
This is a call for "Ninja's" with climbing experience to break the lines and sneak into the grove. There is a need for sitters and setters to occupy and set the oaks below the Coast Redwood Stronghold. Most importantly, a network of traverse lines need to be set to allow sitters and supplies to reach the defenders who are held hostage by the network of cops and fences surrounding the grove. This is vital for the defense of this action.
Cal's response to the tree-sitters action for declarative relief from last week. The link should take you to the Register Of Actions at Domain Web. You need to click on the Opposition on 6.30.08. Or you can view it here in .pdf thanks to a fine gentleman at Bear Insider.
The best line:
"Here is the non-legal response: They have some nerve."
OH, SNAP! I would NOT want to be a tree-sitter right now.