Well, we finally get to the game. Exciting times. Before the game, the Mic-GenderIsMerelyASocialConstruct reminded us all to do the Hawk. But not the vertical Hawk. No, the horizontal hawk. From side to side instead of up and down. Said it was more aggressive. Not sure if thats truly, really. But true to the Mic-Dudes word, when Hawk scored a TD he came running over to the Student Section and did the Hawk and he did it horizontally. So, just a reminder, its the Horizontal Hawk. Not the Vertical Hawk.
Again, the Mic-Guy did a frigging Roll On You Bears chant before the game even started! WHAT?!?!?! But one of my friends nearby reminded me that traditions are fluid. They come and go organically and Tedford alone knows how many traditions have been birthed and died at Memorial Stadium. Things that seem so ancient might have just come from a few years back. So, I guess it’s OK. It’s a new tradition. Do Roll On You Bears whenever the Mic-Man feels like it. yay…………………………………….
As for the game, it was not really all that close, as you might have noticed. We shut down their running game, forcing Tuitama to throw throw throw. A lot of times Tuitama was off the mark. To wit, look at #23 for the Cats:
"Why’d you throw it to the cheerleaders?"
On the other side of the ball, Forsett was unstoppable. Look as he is literally floating through air on his way to what I can only assume is another huge gain.
"Lighter than air!"
Best, jealous of all the attention Forsett is getting, decided to score a touchdown. What is he averaging now, like 3 TDs per touch? Impressive tally. Also, note how he’s all blurry while the D players are not. Trick of the camera or real life?????
Even when Tuitama was able to put the ball in the right place, sometimes he wasn’t helped by his receivers. I remember on this play, the Arizona receiver dropped the ball:
With all the scoring in the first quarter, fans were very, very happy.
"A defensive TD??? I didn’t see that coming at all, but I’ll take it!"When Tuitama wasn’t failing to hit his targets or watching his receivers drop balls, he was completely missing wide open guys:
"28 sez ‘I’M OPEN FOR THE LOVE OF TEDFORD!!!!!!!!!!!!’"
Also, just for fun a photo of the Chancellor wandering by our section. He’s got the best seat in the house!
In the 2nd half, things got a bit testy as Arizona started to mount a bit of a comeback. And the Refs got a bit bored. Decided to spice things up with random penalties at the oddest times. Well after plays ended. Middle of time outs. I think one ref even called an unnecessary roughness penalty against Cal for its use of gravity. You just had to start laughing, it was so preposterous.
"15 yards for illegal use of a stationary bike?? What???"
All in all, it was an exciting 1st quarter, followed by 3 more quarters of Tedford keeping everything close to the chest. Fair enough. I’ll take another Cal blowout with some moments of boredom and frustration as Arizona mounts a comeback as long as it means Tedford has some arrows left in his quiver for Oregon. My prediction?
Legal use of gravity! GO BEARS!