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Cal is an exciting football team. Is that good enough for this season?

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On one hand, Cal is probably one of the five most exciting teams in college football week to week. On the other, it's a coin flip every week as to whether the Bears win or lose. What do you feel about watching a Cal team that is always entertaining but probably a ways away from being a Pac-12 contender?

boomtho: It's stressful, for sure. It's really, really stressful to be on edge for hours at a time. At the same time, it is really fun, and believing we can beat anyone is a lot more fun than entering games knowing we're outgunned and outmatched. I'd love some easy wins (what OSU was supposed to be...), but in the absence of that, competitiveness is a very welcome change.

HydroTech: Cal may be one of the most exciting teams in the nation to watch, but as a Cal fan I also wouldn't mind having a few "boring" weeks of Cal dominating its opponent with ease for the entire game. Maybe this is the week when all this craziness comes to an end. Maybe Cal can end its unfortunate losing streak to USC with a nationally televised 60 minute rout of USC. For the sake of my health and sanity, I hope so.

Nik Jam: The only real good thing about every game being a coin flip so far is if it continues against UW, USC and Stanford. Given that UW is one of the best teams in the nation and we have a very sad losing streak against the other two I will certainly take being into those games in the final minutes. (Whether that will actually happen remains to be seen) Against teams like Oregon State and Oregon, not so much.

Another tentative positive is the defense is learning, and the winning mentality is building and it could lead to some good things next season, presuming the conference parity remains.

Berkelium97: This Cal team has certainly been entertaining. It's exciting when we keep pace with (and beat) good teams like Utah, but it's considerably less fun when we have coin flip games against the dregs of the Pac-12 like Oregon and Oregon State. We're no longer a basement-dwelling team, but we're going to have to start consistently and decisively beating lower-tier Pac-12 teams if we want to join the top half of the Pac-12. Watching us get into shootouts with bad teams is getting stale.