I've been struggling for like 40 minutes now to try to remember the answer to a simple question:
"Was wearing only 1 strap on your backpack popular in high school or middle school?"
I mean let's be serious. This question is more important than other inane topics we could discuss. I know The Maharg is gonna be all up in my grille trying to write insanely nonsensical things like "Lehman Brothers is going under" and "Recent Hurricane destruction to the American South is no laughing matter." But we have to focus on what is important here.
My pathetic inability to remember 90s backpack fashions. And I keep going back and forth. 1 strap MUST have been popular in middle school, because books were smaller. No, but high school had lockers, so you had less stuff to carry in your backpacks. I just can't figure it out.
What was it? 1 strap? 2 strap? And were you a rebel maverick who rocked the opposite of the popular way, you flaming hipster!
And now, some commercial promotion:
Want text messages of Cal sports while they are taking place?
BERKELEY - Want a game-day reminder or a free ticket offer from your favorite team? AT&T Inc. and the University of California Tuesday announced the launch of an integrated wireless and texting program to keep Golden Bears fans further connected to their favorite Cal sports teams whether they're at the game or on the go.
Fans can now text Bears to 72645 to receive text alerts with gameday reminders and the latest team statistics, updates and news for Cal football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis and several other sports. The alerts will also direct consumers to a Cal-specific portal where they can find information and content from their favorite team. Standard text message rates apply.
Inside California Memorial Stadium during football season, fans will be able to test their Bears knowledge and wirelessly participate in polls and compete for a chance to win Cal football tickets. Fans can win by participating in the program and opting in to receive text alerts.
Kelly Knoche is a really good field hockey goalie:
BERKELEY - California senior goalkeeper Kelly Knoche was named the NorPac Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced today, after the San Diego, Calif., product made seven saves through overtime and stopped three penalty strokes in the Golden Bears' 3-2 upset win over No. 19 Albany on Sept. 13. This is Knoche's second such honor this season; she also earned the weekly NorPac defensive award on Sept. 2.
Trailing 2-0, Cal crept back to within one goal of the Great Danes on senior midfielder Andrea Lo's goal in the 43rd minute. Senior forward Katie Knoche, Kelly's sister, scored the tying goal with seven seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime knotted at 2-2.
Knoche, who made six saves in regulation, saved the last official shot of the game in the 93rd minute before stopping all three Albany misses in penalty strokes.
Okanes is off this week or something. Into his shoes steps the Daily Cal:
Injuries piling up for Bears
Cal was without many other marquee names in drills, as numerous starters sustained injuries against Maryland.
Tailback Jahvid Best, who has a bruised sternum, was held out of live drills, while Shane Vereen sported a protective boot and sat out all of practice. Coach Jeff Tedford affirmed Vereen's high-ankle sprain is "similar" to the injury he suffered during fall camp.
Best, meanwhile, took most of the day off as a precautionary measure, according to Tedford.
"(Best) looked great," Tedford said. "He ran today. We didn't let him get hit today because he's still a little bit stiff, but he ran fine, ran hard, full-speed. We just don't want him to get hit right now and re-injure that thing."
Furthermore, wideout Michael Calvin will likely sit out all of this week's drills. The redshirt freshman was seen in a protective boot, and despite playing against the Terps, he may continue to sit until his toe is completely healed.
According to Tedford, that's been the plan all along.
"He's been playing, but it's still been a little bit sore, so we're just trying to get to where he's 100 percent and has no soreness, and the best way to do that is to rest," Tedford said.
Theres a lot in that link, but thats the most important part for right now. Let's hope Jahvid rests up and gets ready for CSU. Perfect time for the bye!
Ok, that's a good start there. If you see any Cal-related links, drop those bad boys down below. And tell me your backpack strap preferences. Dump away! GO BEARS!