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Cal-USC 2009 and the Limits of Emotional Devotion to Football

Article By on 9th October, 2009

... know: I'm as big a Cal fan as they come.

A season ticket holder for three years running, a regular at noon rallies, and an eternal Rose Bowl dreamer, I can even name how many sacks reserve defensive lineman Ernest Owusu has this season (two, for those interested).

So yes, the Bears' recent slide (to use a generous and non-offensive term) has been painful to swallow.

And yes, I was there among the 72,000 fans on Saturday shocked and confused at our team's ineptitude—together "in one voice," as the Cal football promotion suggests.

However, I did gain a valuable lesson during the 30-3 shellacking.

It was not that the Trojans' place atop the Pac-10 power ...

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