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

  • House

    Say what you want about USC but this is a terrible thing to happen to any young man. I hope Stafon fully recovers from this and my heart goes out the the program, as well of course to Johnsons family and friends.

  • Will

    Agreed. While some may make it their mission in life to mock college athletes that don’t play for the school they support, I’d like to send my prayers out to the Stafon and his family.

  • Big D

    Yeah, that does suck. I hope he is alright. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy, even if he is a trojan.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Fight on Stafon! I will text my USC coach/friend and get an update.

  • MikeD

    Hope he recovers quickly, throat injuries are horrible, kid had to be scared out of his mind.

    — Install GreaseMonkey and use this script to block moron’s posts:

  • House

    As well as agreeing with all these insults, if anyone,
    and this includes you troll, gets any updates please post them so we have an idea how Stafons doing.

  • Bears

    Initial reports are that he is going to be all right long term. I hope those reports are accurate. Must be scary for him and his family.
    I hope he recovers soon from this freak accident.
    Go Bears

  • Rich

    God be with him, best of luck young man.

  • nickle

    As long as he’s going to recover, that’s good to hear. Good luck to him, this news sucks.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Here is the text I got back…

    Hi _____________, I just got done with practise and I don’t know a lot. He should be out of surgery. It still isn’t clear to me what happened. Pray for him. __________ (his wife) says hi. Will I be seeing you in Berkeley after the game?

    I know you won’t believe me but that’s the news on Stafon from one of the USC coaches.

  • reddmannbutt

    Texts can only be 160 characters long and that is over 200…

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Ever get them back to back? This is exactly why I people detest this fan base. You think you are so much better than everyone else. To think that someone actually wasted time counting up the characters just so that they could tell me I was making this up is just sorry.

  • Jake


    If you detest this fan base so much why don’t you just go away?!?! You are sorry one for only having us to share Stafon’s information with. Why don’t you go and join your other Trojan fans in mourning?

    Oh wait….are you banned from all those blogs? Sorry, I forgot.

  • Will

    That greasemonkey thing is hilarious.

  • Boaltblue

    To Stafon, his family, and all Trojans:

    May the Golden Bear in the sky aid Stafon in a speedy and complete recovery. Fight On!

  • Jan K Oski

    My prayers also go out to Stafon.

    No kidding, Will. Thanks, MikeD for putting this together. Leave it to Amy to turn a collection of get well replies into a Look-at-me-the-Troll thread. Now, Amy will only be read by Okanes, other CC Times staff, and newbies to this blog.

    Amy, you’re deleted from another site! What was that you said? “MoreNCS_are_ignored – troll post blocked” LOL! He who laughes last laughes Best!

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    I was planning to give out our section, row and seat numbers but since it doesn’t matter now I will tell you that if you want to know who I am just stay after the game by the bus for the SC team. I will be talking to one of the coaches. Before I went to Israel some of you wanted to go to the airport to take my picture. I even gave you the dates and the flights but there were no takers. As usual a lot of hot air and a bunch of meaningless rankings. After this Saturday your Rose Bowl hopes are gone, after pucla beats you your Holiday Bowl game hopes are gone, after one of the Arizonas beat you your Sun Bowl hopes are gone and then you will fight just to make it to Vegas again. What a pathetic year this is shaping up to be.

  • House

    I like morons post in the same way I enjoy watching Glen Beck. I like reading the views of someone who I disagree with, and how ridiculous I find those post amuse me.

  • calbear

    MoreNCS please save your venom for another posting.

    Fight on Mr. Johnson! This kid is a class act. I hope him a speedy recovery.

  • Jake


    GreaseMonkey is sweet!!!


  • MikeD

    Glad it is working for everybody, reading this site has become *much* more pleasurable and on topic for me now that Amy is no longer a factor. Spread the news.

    Going to work on getting the script to work on the Pac10 blog site (should work on all ESPN in the end) as well, so look for an update soon.

  • Dan

    This thread shows the the true class and perspective of the Golden Bear nation. We love our Bears, but realize it’s just a game. Many things in life are just more important. This injury was horrific. Let’s us all hope and pray he recovers fully and can maybe work his way back onto the field someday. Fight on Stafon! And way to Go Bears! You make me proud.

  • Will

    MikeD, you should make this an iPhone App. I think Moren’s contacts would greatly appreciate it when he starts to send unwanted texts.

  • AmyFan4Life

    Hi Amy, what are you going to do now? You’re a mere repetitive BLImP on this blog. OWNED!

    Cal fans, As an USC alumnus, I appreciate your sympathetic notes to Stafon. It shows some fans from every base have real class.

  • Pug

    I guess the bar bell slipped out of his hands and landed on his throat. He had a spotter, so it wasn’t a careless accident. You know he was probably lifting some serious weight.

    Hope he recovers fully and soon.

  • deltha

    The Greasemonkey script is perfect!!! Everyone should install it now!!!

  • MikeD

    > MikeD, you should make this an iPhone App.

    rev 2 to be released “real soon now…”

    > The Greasemonkey script is perfect!!! Everyone should install it now!!!

    glad it is working well… perfectly! I rule!