The Cal Bears have a tendency to raise your hopes, and then sadly dash them. This year they started off looking so good; by week 3, they were ranked 6th in the country. Then came the debacle at Oregon last week, a 42-3 thrashing. At least Sam enjoyed it.
So I still had my hopes up as we headed over to Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, to watch Cal take on the 7th ranked USC Trojans on national TV. A game with USC is always a big deal; this year, it seemed over the top. The Cal campus was hopping, the band was playing everywhere, and the stadium was packed to the gills.
But the game did not go so well. For the second week in a row, Cal was only able to put 3 points on the board. USC looked like USC, running and passing to a 30-3 win.
So the Bears may still end up with a decent season, but these last two weeks have been very, very disappointing. And so it goes for Cal fans.