I’m An Optimist

I must say, it’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about Cal Football. Over the last few years, I’d follow what’s happening with the team on BearInsider.com, and I’d get caught up in the usual pre-season excitement; … Continue reading

35 Years Ago Today – The Stanfurd Axe “Theft”

[This is the same version that I posted in November, 2012, but with a couple minor edits. — Dan] The Stanford Axe, symbol of the rivalry between Cal and Stanford, has gone to the Big Game victor since 1933. Since … Continue reading

Go Gian… uh… Go Bears!!

As most of the Bay Area turns its attention to Game 3 of the World Series in what used to be called the Motor City, the Bears might have a sense that some of the support they’ve enjoyed might be … Continue reading

Tight Ends!

It’s way too late, so I’ll be brief. Today’s Big Game is very ‘winnable’ for Cal.  The formula: stuff Stanfurd’s power running game leave Steve Williams and Kameron Jackson in single coverage on Stanfurd’s WRs (if they have any) on … Continue reading

The Stanford Axe “Theft” of 1978

The Stanford Axe, symbol of the rivalry between Cal and Stanford, has gone to the Big Game victor since 1933. Since then, it’s also been stolen a few times by each university, with the last ‘real’ theft by Stanford at … Continue reading

The 1978 Axe Caper: The Official Story

Excerpted from The Pride of California: A Cal Band Centennial Celebration The tale of the fake Stanford Axe begins the day after Big Game 1977, at the Freshman/Senior Barbecue. Jay Huxman (’76) and Jamie Rawson (’77) were lamenting the loss … Continue reading

Cal vs. fUCLA – “Comprehensive” Analysis

Today’s analysis is “comprehensive” because it includes so many factors — like Wow! It really is a gorgeous day, even on our normally fog-shrouded coast! Hmmm… the garage sure could use a little organizing and straightening out… Yes, when the … Continue reading

ASU – A Critical Game

Today’s game against ASU is another one of those “must-win” games for Cal.  Maybe it’s a “must-win” in the sense that getting to a bowl game will be extremely difficult if they don’t win.  Or maybe it has to do … Continue reading

What Dan Thinks

Another new feature in iGoBears is “What Dan Thinks” where our intrepid tubist shares with you his feelings about the game, the environment, and what it was like to play the tuba in the Bay-to-Breakers. Anyway, he’ll be able to … Continue reading