A couple loose ends that I wanted to quickly discuss.
Firstly, everybody is talking about Jeff "God" Tedford’s (PBUH) recent quotes about his unwavering commitment to Cal. If you haven’t seen them, the link is here. He says he is 100% committed to our California Golden Bears. Many have seen this as a sign that he ain’t going anywhere. I wish I was as optimistic. Right now, with recruiting in full swing and crucial days upon us, it would be suicide for him to say anything else. Tedford (PBUH) is too smart to say anything else. I really really really really really wish it meant that He isn’t going anywhere. I doubt He is going anywhere this year or perhaps even the next (before His son, who may or may not be Jesus, graduates from high school).
But after that, who knows? I wish I were as optimistic, but Tedford (PBUH) doesn’t want to ruin the recruiting class for this year or the next by saying something publicly that would give massive aid to other schools. You know already they say things like "Why go to Cal? Tedford (no PBUH) is just gonna jump ship at the best offer." But I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY hope that the optimists among us are right and I am wrong.
Also, over at http://www.thebandisoutonthefield.com/, SportsNation’s Cal SportsBlog, they just posted a video of the goalpost being taken down after Big Game 2002. What a true joy to watch. If anybody else has any other YouTube videos from Big Game 2002 or any other games from that era, it’d be great. Nonetheless, I was shocked at how quickly one’s memory alters perception. I distinctly remember watching the goalpost topple to the side. And I remember seeing that gentleman all of a sudden be super high in the air. But it seemed like it took him FOREVER to slide down. And there was this period of time where people gasped and thought he was to be injured. Watching that video, it took about 2 seconds.
I know, I know, it’s nothing of any real import. But I just thought it was interesting to watch the video from perhaps the greatest moment of the Tedford era so far. Perhaps only beating USC to go to the Rose Bowl (which hopefully we’d win) can compare with FINALLY ending Stanford’s drought. Perhaps.