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Cal Memorial Stadium Construction Reportedly Behind Schedule. Reportedly.

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BERKELEY CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Zach Grossnickle #15 of the Colorado Buffaloes punts against of the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on September 11 2010 in Berkeley California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
BERKELEY CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Zach Grossnickle #15 of the Colorado Buffaloes punts against of the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on September 11 2010 in Berkeley California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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How did we not see this coming at all!

One subcontractor on the job, who spoke on the condition that he not be named, told us he'd be "very surprised" if the stadium is done on time.

The subcontractor identified a list of items that have proceeded slowly - everything from putting in the field to fireproofing the press box. Those types of delays set everything else back, he said.


What a bizarre and inane report. A subcontractor? Isn't that like getting postgame quotes on the game from Rope Coach?

"YEAH I THOUGHT THE ROPE HELD STRONG TODAY. FIRM ROPE. REALLY GAVE IT ITS ALL."

"DON'T KNOW THE STRENGTH OF THE STADIUM BUT THE FIBERS OF MY ROPE WON'T BEND TO NO ONE."

"I WHIPPED MY ROPE BACK AND FORTH I WHIPPED MY ROPE BACK AND FORTH."

I wonder if this subcontractor's name is Brain Barksy.

This is a strange headline. "Cal Memorial Stadium Opening Doubts". I see no doubts here from the spokeswoman, who says even an uncompleted stadium should be fine for kickoff. Did the reporters have knots in their stomach churning this out? And technically, the Memorial Stadium Project won't be complete for quite some time, because the East Side of the stadium has yet to be refurbished and might not be until all of us are dead since we have no more money left.

Anyway, since the Chron has decided to I'm just going to go ahead and get those $0 tickets for September 1st at Candlestick Park and September 8th at Edwards Stadium all set and ready. I wonder how the Pac-12 feels about a 90 yard field.