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Hope Wafts Up From the Bay and Gives the Campanile a Diaphanous Cloak of Fog - De File
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cbertsch
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Hope Wafts Up From the Bay and Gives the Campanile a Diaphanous Cloak of Fog
Football season isn't over yet and there's still a possibility that the huge disappointment of Cal's three-game losing streak -- after beating Oregon in Eugene, no less -- will be tempered by some good news. Since a fired-up USC defense will be our adversary this Saturday, however, that possibility is unlikely to be realized. But what do you know? College basketball season is approaching rapidly. That's my favorite sport to watch anyway. And the Pac-10 figures to be as strong on the hardwood as it was on the gridiron this fall. This means that the Bears' chances of making the NCAA Tournament are slim from the outset. Still, there's much to look forward to. If the players who will start the season manage to stay healthy and the players who will join them, either for eligibility or injury reasons, later on do so as well, Cal will at least be competitive in conference play. The biggest shortcoming on paper is outside shooting from the guard position, which isn't much of a surprise because that has been the team's biggest shortcoming for a long time. Inside, though, things look more promising. I'm excited to see what Ryan Anderson can do when he can play forward instead of center. In addition, I'm excitedly contemplating the walk from the fog-shrouded Campanile of my subject header over to Telegraph and on up Durant to Top Dog for a bock or two, a reverie that can be blamed on television coverage of Saturday's Washington State game, when e_compass_rosa and I were confronted by a bevy of "local color" shots during breaks in the action. I don't miss Berkeley the way I miss my childhood home in Pennsylvania, but I miss it fiercely all the same. You know, I just realized that this fall marks the twentieth anniversary of my first semester on the UC campus. I should dip into the archive to commemorate the experience, but I didn't do such a good job of collecting artifacts that first year. Still, there must be something, right? Anyway, this is all by way of saying, "Go Bears!!!"

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flw From: flw Date: November 6th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Please rewrite this. In place of whatever team you are rooting for write "The Steelers" and in my place of the teams you aren't rooting for write "the hated enemy of our glorious City State"... you know, so I can relate.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 6th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Did you ever see The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh? I had a strange recollection of seeing the name on a marquee in my youth and was wondering what the film was like and to whom it appealed. Or perhaps that's before your time. You know, I watched the first Super Bowl in which the Steelers appeared, against the Vikings. It was kind of boring. But they won.
flw From: flw Date: November 7th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Ritual

I never saw the fish that saved Pittsburgh...

...Ohh. You meant the movie "The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh". I never saw that neither.

I was present at a party where they were watching Super Bowl IV, but I was three or four. I have a diom recollection of half-naked adults running around painted black and gold. I thought it was some sort of ritual. I was right. Oh well!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 7th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Ritual

You mean, "Super Bowl IX." I just read about it on Wikipedia. It really was that boring, unlike the awesome ones against the Cowboys and the pretty fun one against the Rams.
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