Washington Vs. Cal 2012: Huskies Play Bad. Bears Play Worse.

Ezra Shaw

The Washington Huskies and California Golden Bears combined to provide college football with one of the worst games of the season.

Dear Cal,

Here, we shall do you a favor and run the football up the middle on 4th and 1 against a stacked box.

Sincerely, Washington.

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Dear Washington,

We don't really deserve to have this. Let's run the football and immediately put it on the ground.

With much love, Cal.

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Attention Cal,

We will score first, but we'll give you a chance to catch up.

Yes indeedy, Washington

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Dear Washington,

We're not quite ready. Is it okay if we just fumble this football right here in the red zone again?

Thanks! Cal.

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Dear Cal,

No sweat! We'll just bide our time! Let's run this ball into a pile on 4th and 1 again! Blam!

Take this! Washington.

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Dear Washington,

We shall do just that! Tie this up! Now we're all even again. Shall we finish this one as a tie?

Kudos, Cal.

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Dear Cal,

Sounds like an excellent idea! Let's drive the length of the field to run the clock, then throw right to a linebacker before halftime.

Hope you enjoy this, Washington.

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To Washington,

Soooo, we've learned that one team has to win this one. Should one of us go for touchdowns and the other team go for field goals to shorten this escapade? Here, I'll flip the coin.

An excellent idea, Cal.

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To Cal,

Heads for field goal.

Washington.

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To Washington,

Ah damnit.

~Cal.

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Dear Cal,

So we'll let you drive down the whole field but won't let you into the end zone, is that cool?

Sincerely, Washington.

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To Washington,

Yeah, for sure. We'll throw some fades at the end zone that our quarterback could never complete, then guard your 6-6 tight end with a 5-10 cornerback to give this one back. How that sound?

Love, Cal.

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Hey Cal,

You've got it. But that means we have the lead. Do we really deserve it? Let's give you this run into our territory.

Confused, Washington.

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Hi Washington,

LOL. You seen our offense? Let's overthrow a wide-open touchdown and hook a go-ahead field goal, shall we?

With all due respect, Cal

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To Cal,

No, for serious. We really think you can have this. Here, we'll put the ground on the ball for you.

All yours, Washington.

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Yo Dawg,

I heard you like fumbles so we put fumbles in your fumble so you can fumble why you fumble.

Da Bears.

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Dear Cal,

We've given you a chance to win this game a thousand times. Please consider this your final fumble!

Sincerely, Washington

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Dear Washington,

We can only lose one more time this year. We have to play Oregon next week.

Here's a free pick for you. Seriously, we'll throw it right to you. It's free!

Enjoy your bowl, Cal.

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Dear Cal,

You're weird.

Until next year.

Love, Washington

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SB Nation Snippets

Ben Knibbe, UW Dawg Pound:

If I could use three words to describe the game it would be these three: Ugly. Ugly. Ugly.

There was a six play span with three turnovers. Two by Washington, one by Cal. This was... Ew. Ugly game deserves an ugly introduction. In the editor the intro has three lines, and two paragraphs. That is ugly looking.

Ohio Bear, California Golden Blogs:

But no amount of bright moments can take away the sting of yet another loss. Cal has dropped three straight and has seen its season spiral toward a crash-and-burn. It can only get worse, with Oregon coming to Berkeley next Saturday, they of the high-powered offense that can hang half a hundred on people without much of a sweat. With Cal already depleted and/or hobbled with injuries to key players such as Allen, Maynard, Bryce Treggs, Matt Summers-Gavin (who left Friday's game in the third quarter), and Kendrick Payne (who did not play Friday), the prospect of facing the Ducks is all the more daunting, with the potential for embarrassment high. And with the Big Game already behind us, and no Axe to try and win, one wonders whether the Bears will just play out the string, with little they can do to save the job of their beleaguered coach.

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