Volume 6, Issue 14, January 16, 2010
Special to Seattle Sportsnet
*Editor’s note: UW football recruit Nick Montana, along with his dad Joe, will be in attendance for this game. Skyline HS wide receiver Kasen Williams, along with his dad, will be joining the Montanas.
Well I guarantee you nobody expected that kind of win against Stanford, but nobody is complaining. It was good to see a very full Dawg Pack now that school is back in session, but we still need everyone to bring it every night. We got called out by Bob Condotta for being pretty quiet so let’s step it up Saturday afternoon. Make signs, be crazy, and be loud. Last year’s Cal game was the triple-overtime heartbreaking loss so we have to avenge that and show that we’re still the best team in the Pac-10.
On to the Dirt…
-California Golden Bears at Washington Huskies
-Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. PST
–Cal is currently 11-5 overall and 3-1 in Pac-10 play, with their conference wins coming over Stanford, USC, and WSU and their loss coming in OT to UCLA.
-#21 F Omondi Amoke (So.) His name means “Born at Dawn” in Swahili. He tells us that because he is an only child, he had an imaginary friend until the age of 12. Make sure to ask what this friend’s name is, and whether he or she made it up to Seattle for the game.
-#15 F Bak Bak (Fr.) In case you needed more than just the fact that his name is Bak Bak, here’s his cell phone number: [Edited for relevance]. I’m sure he’d love to share the origin of his name with any callers. Keep it classy! Seriously though, his name is Bak Bak. If nobody does anything with that I’m be deeply disappointed.
(*Editor’s note: In Tagalog, the native language of the Philippines, the term “bak bak” when translated to English means “to spank” or “spanking.” Have fun with that.)
-#10 F Jamal Boykin (Sr.) started his college career at Duke where he averaged 1.0 point per game before transferring to Cal during the 2006-07 season.
In 2007, Boykin came down with a severe case of mono and received a medical hardship waiver.
Boykin created 44 drawings of President Obama last offseason and showcased them in an art exhibit.
He also helped us out by writing his own dirt this week, updating us on Facebook:
“At the age of 22 I have finally received my drivers permit and will take my driving test tomorrow. No more driving dirty! I’ll finally have my drivers license!” He hasn’t shared whether he passed his driving test yet, so be sure to ask him, and to scold him for all those years of “driving dirty.”
-#0 G Nigel Carter (So.) is a walk on, so when Cal needs to go on a scoring run, a “Put-in-Ni-gel” chant is in order.
-#23 G Patrick Christopher (Sr.) scored a then-career-high 27 points against us last season at Hec Ed. Let’s get in his head any way we can to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
Christopher’s godbrother is Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince.
Christopher collects Nike Air Force 1 shoes so let him know that he’s been buying fake reproductions.
(*Editor’s note: As a shoe collector, myself, at one point in time, using terminology like “factory variants,” “customs,” or “samples” will undoubtedly grab Patty C’s attention. Example: “Hey Pat, those are some nice factory variants/customs/samples. You buy those from a dealer in Shanghai?” That sort of thing.)
Christopher has served as a counselor at summer camps run by LeBron James and Vince Carter.
There’s also this funny story that took place in the summer of 2007:
Christopher and teammate Jerome Randle got bored at roughly 1:30 a.m. in Berkeley, so they decided it would be fun to mock rob people. They pulled their car over to innocent bystanders on the side of the road and told these people to give them all of their money, while simultaneously pointing a silver cell phone at these citizens as their “gun.” Christopher and Randle were arrested, but never charged with anything because they were “just trying to have a little fun.” If that qualifies for fun in Berkeley, there is something wrong there…
-#2 G Jorge Gutierrez (So.) was named the team’s defensive player of the year last season and hails from the town of Chihuahua, Mexico. I know Mexican Heritage Night has passed but I’m sure someone could come up with something regarding Chihuahua.
-#43 F Harper Kamp (Jr.) enjoys playing chess, so any and all chess jokes can be directed towards Kamp.
-#13 G Nikola Knezevic (Sr.) is a native of Serbia. He will be our second opposing Serb in three days.
-#3 G Jerome Randle (Sr.) is the top career free-throw shooter in Cal history. See Patrick Christopher to find out what Jerome Randle does for fun.
-#24 F Theo Robertson (Sr.) is a career 43.4% shooter from three-point range, which ranks No. 1 in Cal history.
-#12 G Brandon Smith (Fr.) goes by the nickname “Smitty” and is a big Miley Cyrus fan as seen here, pictured with her cardboard cutout.
-#32 F Robert Thurman (So.) just got a new girlfriend named Brittany.
He lists Twilight and 27 Dresses among his favorite movies. Feel free to ask him about this when you contact him by phone at [edited for relevance].
This white dude says beat-boxing is one of his hobbies. Let’s ask him to show us what he’s got!
And another where it looks like he’d fit in well with our Mexican-themed Oregon game days.
-#14 C Max Zhang (So.) is 7’3” and the tallest player in Cal history.
He’s also only listed at 240 lbs. which seems impossible given his height.
He’s from Yantai City, China so if anyone knows any Chinese, help out the Dawg Pack!
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