California Golden Bears: The Ready for Primetime Players?

Posted by Ian Chaffee on September-8-2009 Add Comments

Last Saturday in Berkeley, spirits were running high, with the kind of spirit they haven't had, well, one hopes, since 1959. 

Maybe it was a result of what is usually the longest offseason in all of major American sport, producing an effect on the opening day of college football akin to, ironically, the last day of school.  Maybe it was because everybody was another year older, and any (and, for the most part, condoned) excuse to regress into post-adolescence is more welcome than ever.  Maybe, on a related topic, it was those long and tall pours they give you at the campus pub The Bear's Lair. 

Or, maybe, just maybe, there's something special in the air about this season, something the fans can't put the...

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