The truth is out there

Saturday's game wasn't exactly a masterpiece of competitive football. The fur is flying in the media and on message boards everywhere. As usually happens with data overload, there have been a few erroneous reports of what really happened in Reser Stadium on Saturday. It is a good thing that you all have me to set things straight. Yes it's true...

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The weather was once again perfecto. Next Saturday is supposed to be nice too!!!

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Many people in the crowd pointed to the pre game parachute jumpers as the highlight of the entire afternoon. Some people thought it would have been a much better highlight if the first guy had “accidentally” taken out Nathan Longshore during his landing.

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The crowd was pumped up and loud - even after the first Cal score - and the first Beaver turnover – and even after the score on the long drive after the first turnover. Things got a little quieter after the third Cal score and then would get a little bit quieter after each Cal drive/score. But, the crowd would rev up anytime the Beavers gave them a reason to rev up. Unfortunately…

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Alexis Serna’s 58 yard field goal had plenty of room to spare; it would have been good from 65 yards.

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The crowd was chanting for Alexis to try another kick on the Beavers’ opening drive of the second half, when the Beavers had the ball on their own 40.

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There truly is no need to point fingers of blame at the offense, or the defense, or the coaching staff. This was an equal opportunity butt-whuppin.

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Instead of showing plays from the game, the Jumbotron ouch cam showed a picture of the scoreboard.

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The seats on the east side of Reser were 1/3 full (maybe) after halftime.

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The Beavers should watch tapes of the Nebraska versus Kansas game to see what a team CAN do after a bad half of football.

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There was more than one mention from the stands concerning Mike Riley. As a matter of fact there was more than one sign, and one very big bright orange fluorescent sign, concerning the coach.

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There was more than one mention from the stands concerning/comparing/contrasting Sean Canfield and Matt Moore.

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Once again the Beavers are at a pivotal point of a season. This is a long season and things can get turned around. Think back two years ago after the loss to Cal.

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I’ll be there this coming Saturday ready to tailgate, ready to cheer on the Beavers until my throat feels like I gargled broken glass. See you there.

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Big Daddy Orange can be reached at bigdaddyorange@beaverfootball.com.


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