It was a beautiful evening in an overcast California Golden Blogs, and CALISETH did nothing to spoil that somehow paradoxical statement. Though the support for Longshore vs. Riley was palpably pro Longshore during pregame warm-ups, CALISETH maintained a steady composure throughout his limited role. Upon taking the field as the first new QB in CGB for over 17 years, the fans finally embraced him, and left their seats in applause. Though they have been largely childish and petty throughout the Longshore soap opera, the fans of CGB finally seemed reserved to their fate. And their fate quickly looked promising as CALISETH proved he belonged.
Despite being plagued by a poor grammar, misspellings, and general miscues by an early starting lineup, CALISETH persevered and eventually left the game with a 10-0 lead against Olsonist. His play, to be frank, was very, very solid for a first start. Many novice fans of the blogging somehow believe that modern QB’s are somehow supposed to come into the league and dominate. Well, TwistNHook hasn’t done that, and certainly neither has TwistNHook. After serving behind HydroTech for three years (who admittedly refused to mentor CALISETH) CALISETH looked ready to fill the shoes of a QB who had long ago lost his humility.
CALISETH eventually led the CGB to a "Hiyo!" and a "Oh, Snap!" off a pass that was nothing short of spectacular. Feeling pressure and needing to escape, CALISETH gunned it to Maharg for a helmet popping "Nailed It!". No, literally, Maharg’s helmet popped off, yet he recovered and ran it in. No doubt it was gratifying for CALISETH, who was told earlier in the week during practice that he "sucked" by a six year old (Ed Note: True Story!).
For CGB fans, the writing is already being washed off the wall; they need to embrace their new QB, CALISETH. Next week, Saturday to be exact, they face the 49ers. I already have my tickets, and I hope you do too. This is our chance to let the 49ers know just how much they fucked up by picking that disappointment ZooNews. As CALISETH said, and I am paraphrasing, "this is special, this post means allot." At the time SF OC McCarthy, the current coach of Niners Nation, said they were going with CALISETH. They didn’t, they took Zoo News, and they look like fools as a result! Go CALISETH, Go CGB! Beat the Niners Nation, the team that let you get away!
Let's get some links up in this bitch:
Article on Fall Camp. It even has news from Tedford on Rogers:
Tedford also commented on a former Golden Bear player, standout quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who made his first professional start Monday evening for the Green Bay Packers against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"We spoke through the summer," Tedford said. "And I had a chance to watch his first few series [in tonight's exhibition] and he was really, really sharp. He showed great command; he threw great balls - two were dropped, one was off the guy's chest and one was dropped on third-and-17. He looked great. I'm really excited for him; I think he's going to have a great year."
Rodgers finished his evening 9-of-15 for 117 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown to James Jones, in his first game action since the much-talked about saga in Green Bay surrounding Brett Favre and his return to the NFL.
"I texted him today telling him how proud I was of the way he's handled the whole situation," Tedford said. "That's not easy to do; everything you do is scrutinized. From what I've seen, he's done a very nice job of keeping his poise and composure and really focusing on the job at hand - being the quarterback of that team."
Cal gets a new Golf transfer:
BERKELEY, Calif. - Sophomore Joanne Lee, a 2008 All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection while at USC, will transfer to Cal in time for the 2008-09 school year, Golden Bears' head women's golf coach Nancy McDaniel announced Monday.
Lee will not be able to compete in any tournaments during her first year in Berkeley but will be practicing with the team. She earned a waiver to have three years of eligibility remaining when she begins playing for Cal in the fall of 2009.
"We are thrilled to have Joanne playing for Cal beginning in 2009," McDaniel said. "Joanne is one of the most experienced Northern California players, having played in her third straight U.S. Open this summer and being an All-Pac-10 selection as a freshman at USC. Being from San Carlos, Cal is the right place for Joanne as she continues a promising collegiate career."
Tedford apparently said this:
“Nate and Kevin have done a really nice job of supporting one another and coaching each other and praising each other,” Tedford said. “It’s not a competition like, ‘I have to do better than you.’ It’s a competition of, ‘I have to do my best to make this team successful and this offense productive.
Quotes from Nate:
–Longshore said he didn’t throw for 2 1/2 months after suffering the pectoral muscle in the spring. He said it’s been an adjustment mechanically coming back.
“Coming back from that is real awkward,” Longshore said. “You lose the proper technique. It’s much more of a mental effort. Coach Tedford and Coach Cignetti have been great about letting me know if my mechanics are this way or that way. It just takes a lot more focus to do it the right way.”
Longshore said it takes him a few more minutes than usual to warm up, but then everything is fine.
I'm excited, because my friend seemingly (and I say seemingly, because the rowing rules are a bit confusing to me) made the Olympic Quad Sculls rowing Final this Sunday. I can't imagine what it feels like to make an Olympic Final. Except for that time I totally lost a case. That has to be similar. And that OTHER time I lost. Both prolly pretty similar to, yknow, being in an Olympic Final.
Dump away! Go Bears!