Monday, October 02, 2006

Duck Season

While hunters across the United States are waiting for duck season to begin on November 18, Berkeley will declare Ducks fair game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Now don't get too excited, guys. The Bay Area liberals haven't suddenly become lovers of the Second Amendment on us. Besides, these Ducks may prove to be more difficult to down.

Oregon will be visiting Memorial Stadium this weekend in what is expected to be one of the biggest match-ups of the year. As of yet, Oregon (#11) is undefeated (4-0 and 2-0). With a similar record, we are 4-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play. I won't mention where our embarassing loss came from.

Moreover, some of you younger Cal fans may not remember the dark seasons before the Tedford Years. For your benefit, I will remind you that after Holmoe was banished from the sacred walls of Memorial Stadium by the ghosts of such great heroes as Pappy Waldorf and Andy Smith, we were left without a coach. Soon afterward, we managed to find a new hero: a former Fresno State Bulldog with an amazing record that was then employed by the Oregon Ducks.

For good reason, they know what we are going to do before we do. They have a killer offense, but one of the weakest defenses in the Pac-10. Unfortunately, they know how Tedford's mind works. Still we have some of the best runningbacks in the conference. Also to our benefit, Oregon's punter is terrible and gave up a TD to ASU last week.

This should be a great game! Don't miss it...Even if the Mic Men suck!

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