GAME DAYIs almost here. HT to reader T for forwarding the following email from Still-Youngish Blue Michael Silver, Sports Illy senior writer and shameless Bear homer:
"Bears... I know I am forgetting a lot of you, so please do me a favor and forward this to all interested parties. We are one game away from ending a 48-year struggle and restoring order. One victory on Saturday and we are Pac-10 champions who will soon take over Pasadena.
"One thrashing of the Trojans and Jerrott Williard's knees will hurt that much less, John Welbourn will be that much less cantankerous, and Mohamed Muqtar will go from being the Mayor of Berkeley to King of the World. You guys all know what's at stake. All I ask now is that you focus and exert the full force of your collective will
toward this all-encompassing mission, and get ready to celebrate in a way we never have before.
"God bless the Golden Bears. @#%$ everyone else. Let's do this."
And, alphabetically speaking, God Bless Irby Augustine, Jim Breech, Reggie Camp, Dante DePaola, Adimchinobe Echemandu, Scott Fujita, Matt Giordano, Gary Hein, Darryl Ingram, Paul Jones, Bob Kampa, Mick Luckhurst, Kevin Moen, Tom Newton, David Ortega, Dave Penhall, Chris Richards, Sekou Sanyika, the late John Tuggle, Iheanyi Uwaezuoke, Paul Von der Mehden, Majett Whiteside, Ray Youngblood, both Zomalt brothers and the hundreds and hundreds more who never smelled the Roses.
Let's do this.