There has been one issue that has thrown CGBers against CGBers, that has caused strife and dissention beyond anything that can be believed, that has caused people to quit the blog (although, thankfully, they've come back). What is this issue? What could stir the passions of CGBers so much?
It was not USC's sanctions. It was not Pete Alamar nor Bob Gregory. It was not over the best beer in the states bordering the Pacific. It was not about the horrible prospect of Texas joining the Pac-10 -- or Utah or Colorado. And it probably wasn't Pete Carroll's fault.
No, it was not even over how awesome or horrible Sacramento! is or the sexual mating habits of birds.
Even the Cal band thinks he's awesome! (via pubs.acs.org)
The issue that has caused such dissension here at CGB is the election of Glenn Seaborg to the CGB hall of fame. And I fear that it is my fault. After all, I nominated him. I didn't realize at the time that it would cause such craziness this summer, and if I had to do it again, I would seriously reconsider.
I chose to nominate Seaborg because LeonPowe got my thought process going by bringing up Chancellor Tien. I was in agreeance that Tien was awesome, but then I realized that Seaborg was even more awesome, and so I put him up for nomination. It was partially tongue in cheek, and I did not expect the nomination to take off the way it did.
So mea maxima culpa. It's my fault we now have a chemist in our athletic hall of fame. That said, I find it pretty awesome (and so very Berkeley) that we've done such a thing. And I'm sure that if there is such a thing as life after death, I'm sure Dr. Seaborg, the lover of Cal that he was, is smiling at the honor.
But I hate being the cause of blog strife, and for that I apologize.
 I am not arguing whether this statement is true or false. I said 'if', dammit.