Cal football: A break

Just a quick note to let you all know that this will be my last post for a couple of weeks as I will be taking some time off starting tomorrow and returning on July 13. Looking forward to diving right back in when I get back. Take care.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • Awesome


  • JSL


    Is this a mandatory furlough for you?

  • Calduke

    We will miss your rational, sane, mature presentation of Cal sports.

  • GoldenBear 77

    And when you return, we will be two weeks closer to what we all hope is a special season!

  • elbarto83

    have fun JO!

  • 66Bear

    Godspeed, J.O. We’ll miss your posts.

  • Johnny Monday

    Have fun J.O. You do an unbelievable job!

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Here is Stanford’s list of recruits
    2010 Player commits / 20 commits


    Tai-ler Jones ATH 6-0 182 Gainesville H.S. (GA) 150* Verbal
    Daunte Carr ATH 6-2 192 Gainesville H.S. (GA) 150* Verbal
    Anthony Wilkerson RB 5-11 213 Tustin H.S. (CA) 150* Verbal
    Devon Carrington S 6-1 186 Hamilton H.S. (AZ) 150* Verbal
    Blake Barker TE 6-6 238 Buckingham Browne & Nichols H. S. (MA) 150* Verbal
    Dallas Lloyd QB 6-2 205 Pleasant Grove H.S. (UT) 150* Verbal
    Louis Young CB 6-0 188 Our Lady of Good Counsel HS (MD) 78 Verbal
    Cole Underwood OG 6-3 260 John H. Guyer H.S. (TX) 77 Verbal
    Will Hampton DT 6-3 270 Cypress Creek H.S. (TX) 77 Verbal
    Kain Colter ATH 6-1 185 Cherry Creek H.S. (CO) 77 Verbal
    Zach Swanson TE 6-7 218 Katy H.S. (TX) 77 Verbal
    Jarrod West WR 6-2 175 Liberty H.S. (PA) 77 Verbal
    Jordan Zumwalt ILB 6-4 215 Edison H.S. (CA) 76 Verbal
    Evan Palelei ILB 6-3 225 Bishop Gorman H.S. (NV) 76 Verbal
    Eddie Plantaric DE 6-5 248 Del Campo H.S. (CA) 75 Verbal
    Alex Turner DE 6-0 239 Bishop Gorman H.S. (NV) Verbal
    Joe McNamara OG 6-2 275 Cypress Bay H.S. (FL) 40 Verbal
    Tate Nichols TE 6-6 230 Larry Ryle H.S. (KY) 40 Verbal
    A.J. Tarpley ILB 6-1 215 Wayzata H.S. (MN) 40 Verbal
    Harris Williams OG 6-3 290 Proctor Academy (NH) 40 Verbal
    Jordan Williamson K 5-11 150Westwood H.S. (TX) 40 Verbal

  • Clifford Fewel


    Very nice job mixing up the questions for Jahvid Best. It is nice to get a 360 degree impression, including football, family, past, future, Berkeley stuff. Well done.

    Hope you had a nice break and look forward to following your writing from Arizona this fall. Go Bears!

    Clifford Fewel
    aka StandupBear ’81

  • Jan K Oski

    +1 Thanks JO for your great work. You hit one out of the park with the Best live chat. I hope you can follow it up with another from the defensive side.

    Go BEARS!

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Since JO is on furlough and I have left the wasteland called the scout boards I thought I would contribute some interesting college football reads. Here is one. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/208207-college-footballs-special-kind-of-violence-from-the-past-50-years

    I don’t know why Rey Rey and Taylor aren’t included but stll it is a good representation of Pac 10 players.

  • iamalcindor


  • iamalcindor

    MoreNCsarecoming Says:
    July 1st, 2009 at 6:44 am
    Since JO is on furlough and I have left the wasteland called the scout boards

    This isn’t theAMYthicalprogram from the scout boards. Hahaha. Imitation, imitation.

    Viva Folsom! If you don’t believe me send a PM to theAMYthicalprogram on scout or mebanedt8@yahoo.com

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    And if you want to speak to the real Amy email gocal48@yahoo.com.

  • MoreNCsarecoming
  • AmyFan4Life

    Oh wow! What a coincidence! You both use yahoo mail and post within an hour of each other! It isn’t like there are dozens of other free sources for email accounts, plus the additional dozens of paid sources. Amy, you’re a load of crap! You told me you’re not going to post on here, anymore. Why the continued lies? Why don’t you leave the Cal fans alone and do everyone a favor and jump off the Tower bridge. I’ll take your picture. Just give me a heads up.

  • abe

    i don’t know about you guys but though i am a cal fan i am happy that stanford is getting all this impressive recruits. why? because its about damn time that the Big Game actually becomes a big game to look forward to because frankly it has been stinking for a while since it has been a one sided affair with us being a much better team and the cardinal sucking. or when they were a better team in the 90’s we sucked. i think now both programs are going to be good at the same time hence the big game will be much more compelling and fun to watch and perhaps will take on more significance in terms of the pac10 race. after all we are talking about one of the oldest rivalries west of the mississippi and we might be on the cusp watching this storied tradition rekindled.

  • MoreNCsarecoming


    Just like you took my picture at the airport? Who is the load?

    Furthermore it looks like you are getting trashed on the scout board. http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=166&f=1419&t=4464815 You really have fooled noone. Now I would encourage you not to disturb these fans and go over to the Minnesota scout board to carry on your losing cause. You are done on the other sites.

  • iamalcindor

    MoreNC is not Amy!!!
    He is an imposter from Folsom working for a Canadian company underwriting subprime loans for losers like himself. He dates a Muslim Chechen girl and bitter that no CHristian Girl would look at him!!!

    God bless Pastor Falwell and Pat Robertson!

  • AMYthicalprogram

    Hey fellas can we talk football? I understand that Marsh is close to signing with USC or UCLA. Any word?

  • AMYthicalprogram

    Iamalcindor = MoreNCsarecoming = Amy…. enough said. Let’s move on.

  • iamalcindor

    AMYthicalprogram, you are wrong.

    Iamalcindor (here) = morencsarecoming (scout)

    morencsarecoming here = imposter

    By the way, you are imitating me as well!

  • AMYthicalprogram

    Stop the BS.

    morencsarecoming = banned from scout

    iamalcindor = banned from scout

    morencsarecoming (here) = who cares

    iamalcindor (here) = no one definitely gives a sh#t

  • AmyFan4Life

    Amy, you really need to get a new evaluation on your meds. Obviously, they’re not helping your split personalities.

    Thical, why haven’t you emailed me back? Is it due to your inability to write anything other than carbon copies of the same pms from scout boards as iwas, lessncs, bruinwarrior, kyle or mebane? Yes, I have all of your pms, and your writing style doesn’t change between these and amythical or iam. You’re not fooling anyone. You’re a sinner beyond redemption.

    Moron, I’m not getting trashed by anyone. All of the hatred is directed towards you. 2 naive and grossly ignorant posters only have to pm moderators like Ionobird or GldenBear71 to confirm that I am not you. However, they’re only Cal fans, not Cal grads, so they don’t have the edukation to know that.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Daddy told me this guy used to make him sick. Anyone know why?


  • wehofx


    This is like watching a train wreck in slow motion but, in this case, a really BORING train wreck. Who wants to read multiple posts from the same troll in the “guise” of multiple posters? (Moron your links and posts are boring, stupid and facile. Journalistically, you are not even a pimple on JO’s ass – sorry, JO.) moron the loser is not fooling anyone as witnessed by the complete lack of responses from non aliases. If its goal is to reduce hits to this board, mission accomplished as far as I’m concerned. Come on, CCT, do the right thing.

    I have tried to avoid feeding the troll in the forlorn hope it (and its multiple SN’s) will go away since it is clearly having a major dissociative break. No such luck. I now post in the forlorn hope we will get our board back from the pathetic sub mental hijacker. morons et al, go see a mental health professional, you need help most urgently.

  • Larry

    AMEN Wehofx, AMEN!!!

    Boring troll rants that I just scroll past. Advice for Moron et al, nobody is willing to read a 50 line paragraph and nobody cares to look at your stupid links, at least I don’t. You have gotten tired. Please go away, you are boring and lame. YAWN!!!

  • BluenGold

    MoreNCsarecoming Says:
    July 2nd, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Daddy told me this guy used to make him sick. Anyone know why?

    Is Daddy a no life troll too?

  • iamalcindor

    Okanes, ban Moren please! HE IS AN IMPOSTER! He called you names on other boards. Have some respect!

  • AmyFan4Life

    Latest Amy news:

    Ionobird has just written me, and amythicalprogram has been banned from the whole scout network. HA HA HA!

  • iamalcindor

    Who is ionobird? Is it some kind of Ionized bird?

    For all I know, there are 2 guys from SUCplaybook with similar names: homeauxbird and looniebird but they’ve been hiding their pilipino @sses for a while.

  • AMYthicalprogram

    Iamalcidor, are you the now universally banned “theAMYthicalprogram” on the scout board? You sound like the same bitter, gay hater and racist. Doesn’t matter much anyway. How does it feel to be irrelevant?

  • iamalcindor

    How does it feel to follow me and stalk me around? haha

    You have too much time on your hands.

    As for being “racist” and “gay hater” it’s all relative. Yeah, keep believing in affirmative action and undeserved rewards for minorities. Glad Supreme Court didn’t bow down to liberal agenda and ruled in favor of CT firefighters. But you, liberal sissy, will call the supreme court judges racist.

    Oh yeah, homosexuality is sin and homosexuals will burn in hell for turning away from Jesus!

  • AMYthicalprogram

    Yep.My hunch was right.

    How does it feel “Iamalcindor/theAMYthicalprogram” to be banned universally from scout. How’s about warning us about your next post of scout. Oh I forgot. There won’t be one.

  • iamalcindor

    LOL. Takes 15 secs to create a new profile on scout. Takes you few hours a day to stalk me around, gay lover.

    I am enjoying it.

  • AMYthicalprogram

    Well your 15 minutes are up. Tell us where is Waldo now? What a pathetic piece of fecal matter you are. Even cockroaches avoid your smell.

  • iamalcindor

    Why don’t you stalk me around and find me? I may be on LA Tech board, or MD board, or Minny board, or Iowa board, or SUC board, or Stanford board…. Keep searching…

    The scout network is big and every board has a reason to trash Berkeleeeeeee

    Hmmm, I might check out Ravens board. 🙂

  • iamalcindor

    …or wherever the hell Kyle Boller is… 🙂

  • AMYthicalprogram

    No I don’t think I want to do that. Your MO is to post and if no one responds then you “out” yourself. Why change the rules of the game to please a loser.

  • iamalcindor

    I don’t give a damn about your opinion, you liberal gay loving affirmative action praising godless welfare poacher.

    if you end up finding my new s/n, good for you. if you don’t, I don’t give rats ass

  • AMYthicalprogram

    Must be lonely for you Amy since this is the only venue you now have. Lono got you good again didn’t he?

  • iamalcindor

    Nope, you are just to lazy to find me. I put up few posts already on scout. Go find them, doggie

  • AMYthicalprogram

    And who is this posting on another board Amy? And why the same picture in the avatar as the one you had on scout?


  • iamalcindor

    That’s an imposter (probably “less” from Folsom). Not too difficult to steal my avatar and create a profile.

    I usually operate with 1 profile at a time. So forget berkleygoldenbear, 7heismansandcounting etc on WeIsSUC.com. I don’t post there. It’s too easy to own clowns like loonie bird and brdcstr.

    My new nick is very subtle and sounds like a real Berkley fan.

    Of course I have my Christian hero, Pat Robertson, on my avatar. Now go get me, doggie – I gave you plenty of hints

  • iamalcindor

    Loonie is just an idiot but I love yanking his chain. He falls for everything except once I posted a question about what was the most exciting Rose Bowl. I chose the 2005 game between Texas and Michigan. Why? Because that was the game berkeley thought they should have been in and I wanted to make fun of them. However that stupid looniebird idiot never picked up on the double entente.

    Usually however he does and I just can’t stop from laughing at that jerk. He has successfully kept my posts alive and made me a legend. You are doing the same too. Thank you.

  • iamalcindor

    You know why I hate liberals? One reason – too much affirmative action. I wasn’t born the right kind of person. One of my dad’s best friends is Ward Connerley. He has been over to our home many times. He knows what a joke the system has become.

  • iamalcindor


    I know and appreciate how hard you are working to copy me but you are still missing one of the most important differences between your posts and mine. You will have to figure that out for yourself.


    Why must you insist that I am BGB unless you are? Fancy that? As for Okanes’ blog, I think your efforts are great. Can I assist in anyway?

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    I can’t believe what has happened here. My church http://www.sierrachristian.com/ went on a retreat so that I could not post for a few days and it is nothing but trolls. Plus my church is such a loser group of people. It’s really sad.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Here is big rason why recruits should not consider coming here. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ontheblock/detail?entry_id=43074

  • BluenGold

    If your church is a loser group of people, you must fit right in moron.