Well, the people demanded it (and by people, I mean Yellow Fever). They want it. Piglympics! Or Hoglympics. I kinda of like Piglympics better.
I dont know what Olympic sport that is, but I hope they do it with humans too!
Ok, pigs! That's good. I like pigs, because they are the inspiration for one of the greatest faux-condescending lines of all times.
"That'll do, Pig. That'll do."
We should start using that one around here more often.
Our fantastic soccer coach just signed a contract extension.
BERKELEY - University of California men's soccer coach Kevin Grimes, a four-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year who has directed the Golden Bears to back-to-back conference championships, has agreed to a new five-year contract, Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour announced Thursday.
"This is a program accomplishment," Grimes said. "It provides for our team continuity and consistency that will continue to enhance our fundraising, capital projects and, most importantly, recruiting. It is also the byproduct of some great past and current players, as well as long hours of dedicated work from our assistant coaches Pieter Lehrer and Henry Foulk. The professionalism, integrity and honesty of Sandy Barbour, Teresa Gould and Liz Miles was absolutely fantastic throughout the process."
In eight seasons overseeing the Cal program, Grimes has compiled a 93-57-15 record and guided the Bears to seven NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Sweet 16 in 2002 and '06 and the Elite Eight in 2005. Five of his players have earned NSCAA All-America honors, 22 have been voted first-team All-Pac-10 and 53 have garnered Pac-10 All-Academic notice. In addition, three players - Josh Sanders in 2002, Calen Carr in 2005 and Andrew Jacobson in 2007 - have been chosen Pac-10 Player of the Year.
Cal swimming has strong showing at the US Open Swimming Meet.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN - The University of California men's swimming program has had some impressive performances during the U.S. Open, held July 29 through August 2 at the at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. On Wednesday, July 30, Will Copeland, who recently completed his eligibility with the Golden Bears, placed second in the 100-meter (long course) freestyle with a time of 49.85.
Another top swim for the Cal men during the U.S. Open was Sean Mahoney, who placed third in the 200-meter (long course) breaststroke with a mark of 2:12.57 on Tuesday, July 29. Mahoney will be a junior for the Bears this upcoming collegiate season. His time in the 200 breast topped the former U.S. Open meet record of 2:12.87 set by Mike Barrowman on December 1, 1991. Mahoney also placed 13th in the 400-meter (long course) individual medley on Wednesday with a mark of 4:26.89.
Another Cal affiliated competitor at the U.S. Open is David Russell, who will be a senior for the Bears next season. Russell placed ninth in the 200-meter (long course) backstroke, winning the B final with a time of 2:00.56.
Okanes talks about less hype this year for the football team.
Cal had 16 watch list nominations heading into last season. They have only seven this year, although they could pick up one or two more with the Butkus Award list still to be released. Furthermore, those seven nominations are made up of just three players — center Alex Mack (Rimington Trophy, Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy; linebacker Zack Follett (Lott Trophy, Bednarik Award and Nagurski Award; and quarterback Nate Longshore (Unitas Award).
Jessica Hardy appealed her ruling.
DeSean is healthy again and the rehab he had to go through was brutal.
Former Cal swimmer Jessica Hardy's appeal of a positive drug test will be heard by an American Arbitration Association panel before the Beijing Olympics, her attorney, Howard Jacobs, said Tuesday.
The date and location, however, were not disclosed under agreement between Hardy and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The Olympic swimming competition begins Aug. 9.
Hardy's urine sample taken after she finished fourth in the Olympic trials 100-meter freestyle final July 4 tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned stimulant.
If the AAA panel upholds the positive test, Hardy could appeal the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Head coach Andy Reid didn't seem very pleased two days ago when Jackson not only missed an afternoon practice Monday but the entire day Tuesday with another hamstring injury. Jackson also missed time due to the same injury during spring organized team activities, or OTAs.
Reid said Tuesday that rookies like Jackson have to push themselves to play through injuries.
Reid had Jackson and other nicked-up Eagles go through a brutal rehab program Tuesday that included racing each other while flipping over huge tires on a side field.
The Eagles training staff said the rehab is good conditioning for the players' legs. Still, it's grueling work that makes practice seem like a party.
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