Just and old thought too late to mean much...
well the email that probably only i looked forward to writing is finally here, the break down of the bear breakdown, in black and white. the bear’s most recent test of the season, the once seemingly easy opp of o. st. became a game of life and death for the bear’s once promising season. the game was painful to watch, many a bear fan no doubt began to question their very existence on this day. personally i haven't felt this bad since the summer of 2000 when i foresaw then too just how bad things would get in berkeley. oddly enough i found myself warning then coach tom holmoe what was about to unfold. he didn't listen to me either. he probably thought, "this idiots a punk kid, reject fan, some loser with nothing better to do than harass everyone surrounding anything about the program. but for me it goes so much deeper than that. for the better part of my life i grew up loving one professional sports franchise after another. i saw then just how terrible ignorance, stupidity and cockiness could make a man. from then on i went back to the simpler way of life, college football. the truly greatest thing america has to offer. when i watched the game against o. st. i wasn't having fun, it truly was painful to watch. this team however is still a threat, they are still contenders and despite all i have said to the contrary i still very much believe in them. the question that should have many of you up at night but doesn't is this, "can cal beat usc on 11/12 @ home?" YES, cal can and will beat usc! you mark my words, just as i foresaw the doom of the bears overall season, i think cal can and again will, beat usc, resoundingly on 11/12. however, in order for cal to be able to do that one very prickly issue must be dealt with. what can be done with or for ayoob to make him better suited to win games for this apparently inept cal offense? the answer to that is more complex than entire bilateral national treaty negotiations or full fledged armistices'. i can however answer it for you and having said that i will. being as cal is chary to remove ayoob they really only have one option (no pun intended). they must become a fully functional option team, similar to past navy and many current hs teams. ayoob had great success @ ccsf w/option. cal's run game will easily be bogged down for the rest of the season now that o. st. has laid out the magna carta of how to stop cal's entire offensive unit. o. st. db's are certainly not the most competitive bunch in the country so cal had no excuse for not advancing by way of aerial assault. the only assault was the one ayoob took, (kind of like a man i guess.) anyway, look, i am slowly loosing my focus so i must finish up here. being as ayoob cannot pass we must at least begin to explore our options of moving to the low intelligence style of stone age football. we MUST make ourselves a pre-callahan Nebraska if we are to WIN in 05! the last time i think i saw neb was when they beat cal 21 to 3 in berkeley. that game rocked in that i thought we held tough! god, is this a wordy email, i gotta go. here's the inside scoop, and you heard it from the man who predicted the big one back in 01 and this years demise. this team has gotta turn into an option team or dump ayoob off on the bench, or put him at flanker or hb as 3rd string. i don't know, i guess after writing this email i realized a very important thing, even i don't know what to do to fix this team, there-are-just-too- many-problems-this-year. i am already looking forward to the opener next yr. v. ten. i think that will be our year; this year guys, i think i was just a little tooooooo optimistic. i just hope coach tedford can make it through without going crazy or really losing confidence in his abilities, permanently, in such a way that he will no longer be able to function effectively as Mon’ Capitan in berkeley. i truly believe he is telling the players what they need to hear. they just aren't executing it the way they should be, due to, hmm, haven’t figured that one out yet, nor do i feel i ever will.
let me think some more and i will email you all again later tonight, all is not lost guys, remember this team can still be competitive!
p.s. how sad, poor aaron was back and had to see the thrashing in person. it must have been just awful when he slowly came to the realization that he too played a large part in this by deciding stupidly to leave us early for gb, serves him right. i am almost as upset with him as i am with ayoob. i give up already!!!
p.s.s. sports editors, please keep heat on for now, it still is not time to turn it off, just yet anyway... prolonged heat of course could kill us!