Being one of the more volatile posters on asob, it follows that when there is something positive to say about the Cats that I need to be every bit as vociferous with praise.
We don't like when the Cats lose, but we are disgusted when they beat themselves. There is no disgust here. The Arkansas game was a bar fight all the way through. The cops couldn't control it. It was mayhem, it was a riot. It was Ugly.
But our guys were beautiful. They didn't quit. They came out with everything as a team and kept it out there on the floor. Cal talks about how most of the things this team (and last year's too) have done wrong boil down to effort. I saw effort aplenty the other night. Lack of hustle is how you beat yourself in this game the way Cal coaches it. We did not beat ourselves.
Let's all shut up about the officials and take a moment to give the fellas a big standing O. They deserve it, don't you think?