We aren't going anywhere in the long term by having teams ranked better than Michigan lose without winning.....but it can't hurt
Oregon-Cal Open Thread
Cal's unis are fresh. Love the all white.
Agreed. Great look.
Two huge plays for Cal. Oregon's defense is doing less than I thought they would so far.
I have to give it up for you being a man of your word. Creating a different thread instead of trolling on a baseball thread like some clowns. Well played.
I wouldn't want to go piss a bunch of baseball fans off while they're watching something they like. That just wouldn't be fair to anyone.
On oregon's uniforms... Not very intimidating.
These Oregon uniforms are the best I have seen from them in a while. I am not a fan of the weird combinations they usually cook up. These look clean and classic. Oh, and go Cal!
I hate Oregon's outfits!
Also, some good UC bars are the Mad Frog, or Uncle Woody's (but they are student hangouts). I'd take a taxi downtown and go to the Holy Grail (just west of Great American Ballpark). I like watching games there, and it won't be too crowded since the Reds are done and done.
I'm a senior in college so being a student bar isn't a bad thing. Does Woody's have TV's? The only time I was there I was fairly wasted, but I don't remember seeing a place to watch sports.
Doesn't it seem a little weird to watch Michigan from a place called "Woody's"?
From what I've seen being in that area a few times, I'd be surprised if Uncle Woody's was named after Hayes.
I don't care whether it is name after him or not, still too close for my tastes.
See the "Hail" shirt in the crowd?
sure did! Go Blue!
Oregon is going to roll thru this conference, with the exception of stanford. No one else has a chance of stopping their running game.
Besides of course James, I'm interested in seeing Keenan Allen #21 the WR on Cal, and DeAnthony Thomas #6 on Oregon also WR, some future studs in the Pac-12.
Cal's punt formation - the exact opposite of ours. No one next to the long snapper on either side.
You can watch the end of Mentor (featuring Tom Strobel) and Solon live here:
Sorry to hijack the thread, don't have enough points to start my own.
Zapien is that you?
I posted this on twitter, but I'm pretty damn sure Tacopants plays for Cal.
54 yard FG....Nice!!
Way OT but if you watch the Notre Dame time lapse video on the main board you can see the one and only Lloyd Brady at about 2:42
15-14 Cal at the half. Suprising. I wonder how Oregon will adjust at the half.
How ridiculous would a backfield with Denard and LaMichael James be? That's all I can think of while I'm watching this. He's soooooo damnnnnnn fast.
Yeah he is. But at the same time he looks quciker and more elusive than just straight up fast.
He's just an outstanding RB. Imagine our receiver's numbers with a backfield with those two. Roundtree/Hemingway would average like 30 yards a catch. Not to mention the thought of a zone read would send every DC in the conference into shock.
I'll stop gushing now.
Cal's D-line looks...unusual.
I had a friend who is a big college football fan ask if Oregon "has an official home jersey" I had no answer. Was hoping maybe someone could give a definite answer.
Looks like a kicker, and plays like one too. Can't believe Payton is considering these clowns Over Michigan,
Just go ahead and throw 20 yards on 4th and 3.
Another mother was wid open.
I love seeing Ohio State football advertisments and there being no ranking next to their name. It also brings me joy knowing they will be crushed on Saturday.
Damn. LaMichael James just went down with a serious arm injury. Very bad.
Broken arm? Looks like it. Goodbye Heisman ballot.
[Could be a dislocated elbow. I was in on a play just like that, that resulted in my then-best friend's elbow dislocating in that same way. Hope for the best for LaMichael James.]
Not good for Mr. JAmes.
the wrong way was not pretty
I'm very very very glad ESPN only showed that once so far on replay. Yikes.
If I recall correctly abc showed the McGahee knee blowout multiple times on replay during the 2001 NC. Im kind of glad they limited that whole thing to one exposure. That looked bad.
The Joe Theisman - Lawrence Taylor leg breaking incident is the gold standard for how not to handle serious injury replays on TV. They only showed that like 20x.
Watching Tim Krumrie's leg flapping in the super bowl against the 49ers! Kudos to ESPN for not replaying it over and over again. Although I can only imagine how many times it will be aired on sportscenter, gameday, etc.
why James was even in at that point. Thats the only thing that scares me about Hoke. He leaves important cogs in way too late when the game is in hand!
There is a major difference with Hoke leaving kids in who are still learning a new system and getting quality game reps in, and L. James who is in a set offense who is in the game strictly for padding stats and making Chip Kelly's offense look good.
looked like a broken humerus to me...but what do i know