No, not just the Cal football team, but us. The Cal fans. And this isn't just cheering at the stadium at the right times or something like that. It's more about writing DBDs, so I don't have to. I'm so lazy these days and would rather not do this. But then I wake up and nobody else has done it, so I'm the last line of defense. What's in it for you?
Well, not only do you avoid a DBD written by me, but you avoid a DBD written frantically by me in the morning before I have to head to work. Not exactly my finest work. All I have today is another story about Mrs. Twist of moderate hilarity. We recently went to a wedding, where a fun time was had by all. They had a guestbook where people could write notes to stand for time immemorial. We just hung out with the newlyweds and had a chance to read through the guestbook and see what people had written. I wrote something like "Congratulations" Surprisingly normal. Very surprisingly normal.
But I guess Mrs. Twist had a little too much to drink that day. She had written the following:
"I am very lucky you are here. Yeah or yay, rather. Love, [Mrs. Twist]"
I dunno, that's probably not that funny to you guys, but for some insane reason that continues to really kill me. I am very lucky you are here.
And this is why you can't leave it to me to write the DBDs. Time to step up our game. Inspire the team to greatness with amazing DBDs! GO BEARS!
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On the Pool Deck
California hosts its first home dual meet of the season when the Golden Bears welcome Pacific to Spieker Aquatics Complex starting at noon on Saturday, Oct. 10. The day will also feature the Cal men's team taking on the Pacific men at 1 p.m. at Spieker.
Leverenz Crowned Queen of the Pool at Cal Poly to Open 2009-10 Season
Cal freshman Caitlin Leverenz claimed the Queen of the Pool title as the 2009 NCAA champion Golden Bears opened the new season on Sept. 18 in a pentathlon of events at Cal Poly's Anderson Aquatic Center. The Tucson, Ariz., product had the lowest combined time (4:49.55) after swimming five 100-yard events: the freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and individual medley. Cal sophomore Sara Isakovic (4:54.53), junior Erica Dagg (4:56.55) and sophomore Shelley Harper (4:56.85) finished second, third and fourth, respectively.
Isakovic and Leverenz each won two events, with the latter taking the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:03.41 and the 100-individual medley in a time of 57.95. A 2008 Olympian for her native Slovenia, Isakovic won the freestyle (51.66) and butterfly (55.16) races. Dagg won the backstroke (57.06).
Leverenz also placed second in the fly (55.95), Harper took second in the IM (59.06) and Dagg finished second in the freestyle (51.81) just 15 hundredths of a second behind Isakovic. Another Cal freshman, Samantha Pearson, was second in the backstroke (58.53).
Last Time Against Pacific
The Bears opened the 2008-09 season against Pacific and defeated the Tigers, 147.5-103.5, on Oct. 11, 2008, in Stockton, Calif. Cal won eight of the 14 events, with the foursome of Lauren Rogers, Alexandra Ellis, Hannah Wilson and Madison Kennedy claiming the 200-yard medley relay. Seven different Bears (Blake Hayter in the 100 freestyle, Lauren Boyle in the 200 free, Ellis in the 100 breaststroke, Kelsey Hoff in the 200 butterfly, Dana Vollmer in the 50 free, Wilson in the 100 free and Shelley Harper in the 500 free) won individual events.