Last weekend, the Golden Bears soccer team was ranked number one in Canada. They took that to the furthest logical extreme, earning a single golden point on the weekend against two scrappy ‘soccer’ teams. To briefly refresh you readers, the team out-played its Victoria and Fraser Valley opponents, but had to withstand a few spotty onslaughts by the refs. Darn.
This week, the Bears play AT HOME. That’s a novel occurrence. What’s even more surprising is that they play FOLLOWING the Pandas, a first for 2012. Their opponent? Saskatchewan, bringing a solid 5-1-1 record to Edmonton, along with one of the most boring, meaningless, vanilla names a school could possibly come up with: The HUSKIES. Imposing. At least the name “Golden Bears” is only shared by California-Berkeley. The Huskies? Connecticut, Saint Mary’s, Washington, etc. etc. Saskatchewan took its geography to heart, finding a name with an equal lack of pizazz.
Their soccer team, however, is pretty good. They hover around the top 10 CIS rankings mark, and always manage to field a solid team. Never spectacular, but pretty decent.
However, the Golden Bears are more similar to these lines from Andre 3000’s words in “Good Day, Good Sir” by Outkast:
I am certainly not fine by far
But you could say
I’m close to spectacular