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Was it worth it?

The New York Times asked the hard question for Cal

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The California Golden Bears have now played their final football game of the season weeks ago. Without a scheduled game for Weeks 6 or 7 able to be completed, the Bears finished the 2020 Pac-12 football season with a record of 1-3, playing in just four total games of a scheduled seven contests, including one game on just two days notice.

Cal had just one player selected to the Bay Area News Group’s All-Pac-12 selections (still no word on official Pac-12 teams yet), and by all intents and purposes, this season was a disaster save for a few good quarters of football against Oregon. Yes, it was played through a global pandemic and yes there were trials and tribulations at every turn, but some teams sought to impress despite the pandemic while Cal fell flat, almost literally.

So the New York Times asked the question: Was it worth it?

We take to the read to see for ourselves. Make your own assessment but there was one excerpt that popped out, and it came from head coach Justin Wilcox

“It wasn’t ideal, how it all went. But I think it’s better than nothing.”

Say what you will about the season, there was no telling this is how it would go for any of the 12 member universities of the Pac-12 nor any of the schools that did play a football season this year. With so much uncertainty surrounding so many things in 2020, I can say for one that I think it was worth it.

What about you?

Here’s the full link to the NY Times story.