Message Board Profile: CaliBeaverBadGirl

Meet CaliBeaverBadGirl. She talks about the Fiesta Bowl, the pat down, and why the new Benny is better than the old. Username: CaliBeaverBadGirl

How did you become a Beaver fan?
I think I was born a Beaver fan. My father, my sister, my cousin and her husband are all OSU alumni. I remember as a young girl following Beaver basketball when Ralph Miller led the attack. My family would drive to Gill just so I could see Gary Payton play. When I got my driver's license I went on my own.

How long have you been a Beaver fan?
It would be safe to say I have been a true fan my whole life. I was wearing Black/Orange at age 8. My first official sweatshirt.

Did you attend OSU? If so, what years?
All of my family but me. I accepted a scholarship out of state. My heart remained a Beaver.

What is your favorite memory as a Beaver fan?
I think because it is fresh in my mind and I had such a kick ass time, it would be the Fiesta Bowl victory. Finally something to celebrate. I was in Tempe for 3 days and soaked it all in. To see the outstanding performance on the field made me realize what an outstanding job Dennis Erickson did in his preparation. I felt proud and was inspired by the superiority displayed on the field. To witness the fall of such ND arrogance was truly a pleasure. Pass the Rudy please.

What is you least favorite/most humorous moment as a Beaver fan?
When Ken Simonton fell short of 1,000 yards his senior season. I truly believed it was in the books. The pat down/frisk in the end zone the Beavers did all season. Nobody had a problem or noticed until the big Bowl game. High marks for originality and a sarcastic laugh. I caught the first glimpse of it against UCLA in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl.

Do you prefer the old Benny or the new Benny?
The NEW Benny hands down. I call him Beaver Rage. He looks Nasty, Fiery and Vicious. You will be shredded. In football that equals Sexy with an edge.
Old Benny and those buck teeth look ridiculous. You can't take him seriously. A true old school mascot so lame he was popular in the 50's.

Reser or Parker?
Parker is the name I prefer. Sounds prestigious. Reser sounds like what it is, food.

Wishbone or Spread?
The Spread kills when you have speed and high caliber players in the skill positions.

Orange pants or black pants?
Black pants are more intimidating and forceful. I prefer the sleek look of men in black. On the flip side Orange pants are electrifying because it's a hot fast color that stands out, but the orange only works with white jersey's. BLACK it is.

A win in the Civil war or a bowl game?
If you could still remain the #1 place team in the Pac-10. I'd take the CW loss. You still play in a major BCS. The media exposure a win would generate in the BCS would be priceless. Recruiting is greatly enhanced. That would make you forget a CW loss.

Washington Huskies or Oregon Ducks?
I'd take the Huskies. I don't have as much of an emotional trigger to destroy the dogs as I do the ducks. Plus they are not in our backyard.

Mike Parker or Darrell Aune?
After listening to a few of the radio programs I really liked Bob Grim. Since he is not a choice I'll take Mike Parker.

Who is your favorite all-time OSU player? Any sport.
GARY PAYTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

List your top 3 Beaver football players.
Chad Johnson, TJ Houshmanzadeh & Terrence Carroll

List your top 3 Beaver basketball players.
Gary Payton, Lester Connor and Tyrone (forgot his last name) nicknamed T-Bone right out of Sing Sing prison in NY. What kind of recruiting trip was that? J
"All Bad Boys All The Time"

Who are your favorite coaches? Any sport.
Dennis Erickson, Ralph Miller and Eric Yarber

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