We're off to Holiday Bowl festivities, but not before we leave you with some bullet points to ponder:
- We're glad that Jay Heater shares our optimism about Longshore. Safety in numbers, you know. Dave Newhouse doesn't, but he's just being cranky.
- The Pac is really taking it in the shorts so far this bowl season. It was a down year for the conference to be sure, but we're surprised with the margins of defeat considering the competition (Hawaii? FSU?). Read the game thread from BN for amusement - Dorrell's good will from the SC game has already evaporated over there.
- We open the Pac schedule tonight at McKale. As noted earlier, we think UCLA's the best team in the conference, but Arizona is a more difficult match-up for the Hardin-less Bears because of their two active bigs - Radenovic and Budinger. Look for a fair amount of zone from Cal. Our only hope is that Arizona has a real off night from the perimeter, and Cal has big games from the big two (Anderson and Ubaka) and a third scorer (Wilkes?). Even that might not be enough. Prediction: Arizona 79 California 60
We hope you all have a great game in America's Finest City, or wherever you may be. See you tomorrow with the report card. Go Bears!