The Collapse

December 1, 2007 at 11:14 pm | Posted in Fun Outdoors | Leave a comment

So that’s how Cal commemorates the 25th anniversary of The Play – start the season 5-0 ranked #2 in the BCS and end with a 6-6 record.

The worst thing that can happen to Cal now is to be invited to a bowl game, because I don’t think this team can beat anyone. Losing to two teams (UCLA, Stanford) that themselves lost to Notre Dame in their worst-ever season leaves emotional scars that won’t heal anytime soon. And today’s Big Game showed that mental state trumps physical talent every time.

[Update: The final Pac-10 standings puts Cal in a 7th place tie with WSU and Stanford. Any bowl bid at this time should be considered the first practice game for next season.]

[Update 2: Looks like the Armed Forces Bowl liked Cal’s 6-6 overall record instead of Arizona’s 5-7, even though AZ finished ahead in the conference. Should make for an interesting game, given the left-wing tradition of Berkeley going up against a military academy.]

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