Harvard Tops Berkeley in Hoops?

We just let Harvard, Ha-vaard, beat us in hoops? Those Ivies run a defense and offense last seen in the 1950s. This is not sitting well:

Laurent Rivard scored 19 points, and Wesley Saunders added 18, leading Harvard to a 67-62 victory Saturday night over California.

Harvard (7-4) won its third straight game and beat Cal (8-4) for the first time after dropping the first two meetings in the series

Allen Crabbe, the Pac-12’s leading scorer, scored a game-high 27 points for the Bears, while Justin Cobbs had 15 points and David Kravish 12. Richard Solomon had a career-high five blocked shots.

Golden Bears, you guys are playing more like Goldilocks. Get your act together, please.

Little Richard Plays Hoops for the UCLA Bruins?

Cal Foosball got trounced by the University of Texas in our bowl game, but us Bear fans are a resilient bunch. After all, we have been taught by only the very best trainers.

Imagine how spoiled and entitled we would be if we rattled off ten-win seasons year in and year out? Thank you, Cal, for the great life lesson. And thank goodness that the pigskin’s been put away, to be replaced by the rock:

Little Richard (Tyler Lamb) drives on Justin Cobbs, UCLA vs. Cal, 31st of December

Wait, is that Little Richard filling the lane with a crossover dribble?

Tyler Lamb or Little Richard, UCLA Basketball Star or Rock Legend?

Who knows, I’ll take the W:

Allen Crabbe scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and California beat UCLA 85-69 on Saturday to pull off its first home sweep of the Los Angeles schools in eight years and stay undefeated at home.

Jorge Gutierrez had 16 points and eight assists, freshman David Kravish scored a career-best 13 points and Justin Cobbs added 13 points and a career-high eight assists as Cal shot a season-high 65 percent from the field. Crabbe, who added six assists and five rebounds, had five points during a decisive run to start the second half as the Golden Bears (12-3, 2-0 Pac-12) pulled away.

As for Little “a wham bam a loom bam a wham bam boom” Richard, apparently I was not the only one thinking Fifties crooner. Some Big Blue Michigan fans guessed Otis “Shama lama Ding DongDay:

Otis Day, Animal House

Yeah, that works. Otis Day was the character’s name. Otis Day and the Knights was the band. The actor DeWayne Jessie played the part and singer Lloyd Williams sang the goldOoooh mau mau!

PS We live in funny times, so maybe I should disclaim with this disclaimer: this post is in good fun and Mr. Lamb’s race has nothing to do with anything. If given the chance, I would joke with Tyler personally, as I am sure half the team does. I hope this disclaiming was unnecessary, but you never know.