It’s the Big Game, but not a Big Rivalry Anymore

Bitter rivalries tend to bring out the worst in people, pushing them to their breaking points. But in a healthy rivalry, in its rare occurrence, mutual respect for the other party can be motivational, or even inspiring, with each party pushing the other toward greater levels of achievement. In recent
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Things are getting embarrassing

Sitting down to write a column after a Cal football loss has become an all-too-common occurrence in the past few years. Since Sonny Dykes took the helm for the 2013 season, the Bears have recorded a single winning season.
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Who let the Dawgs win?

Obviously, just about everyone expected No. 5 Washington to beat the Cal football team with ease Saturday, and the Huskies did just that, winning 66-27. But how did we get here? This wasn’t Cal coming up short against a team it’s traditionally been dominated by, such as USC. Instead, this
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Blown opportunities

Every time Cal football has lost, the team has been able to make up for its lows on the road with highs at home. And the Bears are back home once again, looking to avoid their first losing streak of the season.
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Don’t blame the schedule

For the second week in a row, Cal head coach Sonny Dykes bemoaned the state of Pac-12 scheduling, lambasting the conference for having the Bears play a Thursday night road game against a team that was coming off a bye week and had nearly 12 days to prepare. After Cal’s
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