I love it when evenly matched opponents go up against each other in a sporting contest that either could win, and where both sides have to be at their absolute best right up to the last minute. The problem is that you might lose, so instead today Cal rented a bunch of players from the Davis program for $300,000, to undergo a merciless 52-3 drubbing for the enormous amusement of a home crowd. I think a couple of the cheerleaders got to run a few plays toward the end. Unfortunately, we didn’t even have the most fun weekend in the PAC-10, because Oregon got New Mexico to come up and get beat 72-0. That’s more than a point a minute, and that’s what I call real sportsmanship. Next year, as a colleague points out, we might hire the Berkeley High School team for less, and have an even more splendid victory.