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Best Of California Golden Blogs - 2008

We've been updating some of the big picture posts here at CGB.  For example, we updated our FAQ and our Community Guidelines.  Now, we're working on updating our Best Of section.  We haven't updated this since 2009, so this was a lot of work.  An enjoyable type of work to go look back and see all the great posts CGB has put forward in the last few years.  We've been at SBN since 2008.  Since then, there have been dozens and dozens of great posts by the mods, but also you, the readers.  To make this easy, we've split it up by year. 

You'll be able to find all this information on a page available here. Soon, we'll have this available on the sidebar so that you can peruse your CGB favorites whenever you want.  After the jump, you'll find the text of the page, so you can see all the great posts for yourself.  Of course, not all of these come from a CGB mod.  We've also included fanposts that were popular or we felt were incredible work.  Who knows?  You might just find a post of yours on the other side of the jump.  If you think there is a post that should be included in the Best Of, don't hesitate to email us or post it in the comments.  Hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as we enjoyed putting them together.  GO BEARS!

We moved from to SBN in May of 2008.  It was a large jump, but it allowed us to develop our community better thanks to the vastly superior commenting system at SBN.  For a while, there were not that many comments on threads.  However, in the summer/fall of 2008, the tree-sitter situation blew up.  People starting coming in larger numbers to discuss how much they hated Dumpster Muffin and Ayr.  As disastrous as that was for Cal, the whole stadium lawsuit/tree-sitter thing was probably the best thing to happen to CGB.  We've been improving our traffic and posts ever since.

We've organized the posts by category, so we hope you can find them a bit easier there.  There are a lot of them!  Enjoy!

First ever SBN post.

Football Analysis (aka Hydro's Posts)

Tedford's Evolution Of The Offense (Parts 3 and 4)

Armed Forces Bowl (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12)

Nate Longshore Doing A Peyton Manning?

What happened to Cal Running Game Against Maryland

 Cignetti calls up a cool play

A look at pursuit angles against Arizona State

Illegal Formations And Penalties Against USC

Cal D against Arizona

A-11 Offense


Cal v. MSU:  A Second Look

Nate Longshore:  Setting The Record Straight



Tree Sitter Saga

Infiltrating The Tree-Sitters Meeting

Court Ruling Open Thread (Parts 1 and 2)

Battle For The Oaks

Summary Of The Judge's Ruling

An Open Letter To The San Francisco Chronicle

Through The Eye Of A Needle

More From The Sacred Grove

Mr. CBKWit Goes To Berkeley (Parts 1 and 2)

Oak Grove Photo Essays (Parts 1 and 2)

Analysis Of Appeals Case

Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory Of The Coming Of The Chainsaws (Parts 1 and 2)

Trees Comes Down Photo Essay

Trees Are Still Down Photo Essay

Tree-Sitter Extraction Live Blog (Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Tree-Sitters Down Photo Essay



With The Phoenix Five

Gary Tyrrell

Jon Okanes



Why We Hate USC

Big Game Post Game On Field Scrum

Elite Twelve Camp

It's Big Game Week!

Second Guessing Tedford

Emerald Bowl Pep Rally

Women's Huddle Roundtable



Cal Coaches Tour

Welcome To Eagles Camp

College Football Rules Curiosities (Parts 1 and 2)

What's your Cal history?


Thanks for enjoying the Best Of CGB posts from 2008!  GO BEARS!