Every year, I cheer for the illustrious Cal Bears.
….and every year, as if playing a part in a Shakespearean tragedy, a Samuel Beckett play or a Greek “goat song”, the team “dies” an untimely “death” at the hands of a mortal enemy (usually USC or Oregon).
I am usually a bit disappointed in the final rankings knowing Cal can show a flash of brilliance, only to be undone on the national stage when the lights burn bright.
The Bears were in the top 25 again this year (pre-USC loss)…whether they can climb back in there is a big question? They wont make it to the Rose Bowl….but it would be great for them to upset Oregon State.