For all those Ducks fans out there, congrats. You whipped our tails and proved to everyone why you were ranked in the pre-season and deserve to be talked about as a Pac-10 contender. Jeremiah Masoli reminded everyone why he was on the cover of SI, and reminded himself that he could actually be an effective QB. Here's a big welcome back to Ed Dickson, the pro-caliber TE who caught 3 TD's against a horrible Cal defense.
As for the Bears, really?! WTF? You looked AWFUL, didn't put up a fight, and looked like you quit once you knew it wasn't going to be your day. I am used to being a disappointed Cal fan, but I cannot remember another time where I was straight embarrassed after a performance. Gut-wrenching losses, over-hyped expectations, yes, those are all normal feelings. But the sheer embarrassment that I am feeling after this game might stay with me for awhile.
Obviously we were over-hyped, again, and the voters returned us to normalcy by dropping us from #6 to #24. We now stand at 0-1 in the Pac-10, our dreams of a National Championship are done, and Jahvid Best's Heisman candidacy is over unless he runs all over USC this weekend. Kevin Riley looked like he did last season, bad. With USC coming to town we have an opportunity to rebound quickly, even though this is not the USC of years past, it's still a huge game that can clear our memory. One thing is for sure, Oregon is good and they're a legit contender. They have one loss, to a highly ranked Boise State team, and two victories over ranked teams (Utah & Cal).
That's all I've got for now, but this loss hurts and we showed everyone on national TV why we are routinely overrated.