That was painful to watch.
Arizona didnt beat Cal. Arizona beat the stupid city of Berkeley and its rules.
Okay, so if anyone is interested, LA County had tightened COVID-19 protocols and then loosened them for football players in response to UCLA and USC's requests. The updated rules, published Aug. 24, allowed for "vaccinated athletes exposed to COVID-19 to continue taking part in practice and competition as long as they remain asymptomatic and test negative for five consecutive days." So, these are looser than Berkeley's 10 day quarantine. What I can't remember was whether the 10 day quarantine period was Berkeley's protocols before vaccinations were available. If so, it seems like Berkeley's protocols do not recognize that vaccinations lower the spread of the virus-even if someone tests positive (as in a break through case) , they statistically do not carry the viral load that unvaccinated people do. I wouldn't call Berkeley's policies arcane but I would say they are probably the strictest in the conference. On the other hand, Alameda County with 1.6+ million people has only had 1407 deaths from COVID since the start of the pandemic. So there's that.
Cal, last year, had contingencies in place to practice outside of Berkeley. I suggest they implement the plan immediately and move the venue of next week's game. Only 3 weeks left so while an inconvenience to the players and staff, at least they would be able to play.
Worst Cal football game I have ever seen. Worse than the Hill Mary. Worse than the 7-37 loss to winless in UCLA 2018. Worse than the 14-62 curtains on Tedford's tenure in Corvallis. Worse than Riley's ill-fated scramble in 2007. Worse than 200k Tennessee fans chanting "overrated" as we're losing 0-35 in Neyland.
Stop blaming the city of Berkeley and start placing blame where it belongs; the players who went out unmasked and congregated in large gatherings.
I will say this…the kids played hard. Disappointed for them.
in glover's defense, he had 2 nice long balls that were catchable
Big picture all this means is that we finish 6-6 instead of 7-5. We still go to a bowl game. Besides, three weeks from now after we've swept our three rivals for the first time since the Eisenhower administration, we'll have forgotten all about today's game and be dancing in the streets.
I really hope that whoever got to wear the John Wick costume to the team's Halloween party last weekend, thought that it was worth it.
I, for one, thought this was an amazing game that tickled and titillated me with regards to what is on the horizon at the QB position in the next year or two for our beloved Golden Bears. Wilcox is so clever, and so mischievous at the same time!
Can’t believe I signed up for a trial on a streaming service for that. Absolutely putrid.
Can we just rate the game as unwatchable?
I mean, just fire Wilcox at this point. He doesn’t get a Covid pass for this because he clearly hasn’t been able to recruit or develop any competent or viable backup QB in the 5 years he has been at Cal
5 starters out on offense with arguably the 2 most important positions included: QB & center. Cal's defense with 4 starters out and hardly a two deep in any position group (no rotation).
And peeps claim that this is the worst Cal game ever? Hardly.
The lads competed for the entire game. Yes, a very frustrating game and one that could have been won.
Compress all my Holmoe-last-season agony into just 60 minutes.
This had a feeling of 2010 Cal-Oregon game. Our defense, led by Conte, stopped Oregon and held them to 1 TD but we had Brock Mansion starting due to Riley injury and lost the game. A half decent QB play would have won us the game. The difference? Oregon was undefeated and ranked #1 at the time. Arizona was 0-8 and winless in two years.