Sunday, November 23, 2008

We've got the Axe!!!!

Order is restored in the Bay Area college football world again cause Cal took back the Axe.

There were were a number of great plays by a finally fully healthy again Javed Best and four forced turnovers by our defense (3 of which were interceptions).

This video is pretty hilarious. The local news reports Cal winning and has an interview of the Stanfurd (yes, I refuse to spell their name w/ an "o") coach Jim Harbaugh who's answering when you can hear a Cal fan shout “YOU GOT SPANKED! AND WE GOT THE AXE!” (It's 0:37 into the video)

I know that Harbaugh wanted to hunt the fan down and beat the snot out of him, but he didn't react. As a Cal fan I love it when we lay the smack down to our arch-rivals, but find it kind of interesting that two years in a row a weak Stanfurd team has beaten the Pac-10 champion (assuming Oregon State can handle business in their Civil-War w/ Oregon). It seems like that Stanfurd team was too good a team to not have a winning record. I want them to stay as a mediocre team so they do just good enough where the coach doesn't lose his job, but not good enough to challenge us as an elite team in the Pac-10 (and country).

Friday, November 21, 2008

Marshawn "Beastmode" Lynch is a Baaaddd man!!! (Bad meaning good)

I'm glad that a national TV audience got to see what us University of California football fans got to see before he made it to the NFL last year. That Oakland's own Marshawn Lynch is a beast with that football in his hand. He's all heart. If you look at a lot of these highlights from the monday night football game against the Browns you can see that he's never gives up on a play and it usually takes more than one person to take him down.

Marshawn vs Browns on MNF from ken watanabe on Vimeo.

Gotta love that 20+ yard dump off pass that he made everyone defender miss him before he went into the endzone.

Oh, and on top of being a beast on the field he seems like a softy off of it. He's continuing his tradition of giving away turkeys before Thanksgiving to families in the Oakland area at his old high school. Ever since Barry Sanders has retired, I haven't found anyone that I've enjoyed watching as much as the man they call "Beastmode."