With the Tennessee-Cal game less than a week away, it is time for BearTerritory fans to see if they can pick the winner and the exact outcome of the game in our first Predictor Contest of the season. This is a simple competition that challenges fans to predict the upcoming September 1st game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.
Think you can nail the game? Over the past 5 college football seasons, the SEC has won 6 of the 10 match-up's between both conferences, including most of the games over the past 3 seasons. However, the Pac-10 is as loaded as any conference in the country in 2007. The Bears will certainly have home-field advantage, plus some revenge on their minds. Additionally, opponents have to respect Cal's talented aerial attack, which features All-American wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who will combine to give the Bears a significant Special Teams playmaker.
There's no question that Tennessee also has a number of weapons. The Volunteer defense is always extremely quick, and with talented quarterback Erik Ainge brimming with confidence after he tossed 4 touchdowns agains the Bears last year, Cal will be given a significant early season test. A year after beating the Bears 35-18 at home, how will the Volunteers respond to a team that is once again ranked higher than them in the early season polls?
So can you predict the game? Give it a shot - it is completely free.
The overall winner (which is who predicts the game as closely as possible, meaning both the correct winner and the final score) will receive one of the most unique Cal memorabilia items ever produced; one (1) 28-page 2007 Calography signed by none other than California head coach Jeff Tedford. That's right, an autographed version. Only 15 serial numbered, signed, and authenticated segments were ever produced, so this is truly a very limited album.
The 2007 Calography is not just a simple collection of images. A 28-page recruiting bio and photo guide of the entire 2007 Cal Recruiting Class, the segment is printed on 11 x 17 high-glossy black photo paper which is bound on the left hand side of each print. It captures every future Golden Bear prospect in a different light, while also denoting their individual prep backgrounds and Rivals rankings. The signed copies feature a photo of Coach Tedford signing the segment, plus a certificate of authenticity.
What did the Cal football staff think about the segment?
"This is one very impressive piece – extremely well done. It has our entire class, and they are absolutely phenomenal pictures too. The size of this document is powerful. It could easily be a centerpiece for our recruiting class. Terrific job." – California head coach Jeff Tedford
"This is big-time work. I've never seen anything like this. Honestly, this is just really cool." – Assistant Coach Ron Gould
For fans who want to view video of the 2007 Calography, which includes full-size photos of standout freshmen like Brock Mansion, Jahvid Best, Shane Vereen, Chris Conte, and Cameron Jordan, please follow the link below:
How do you enter the contest?
To ensure we receive only one entry per person, we are asking all entries to at least sign up for our 7-Day Free Trial if you do not already have a membership. There is no cost; just a simple sign-up. The entry must be received by midnight, August 31st, which is the eve of the Tennessee-Cal football game.
Entry forms will be compared to BearTerritory member lists by name and User ID's, so members please remember to write that in below. If you are not a member yet, please make sure you are signed up. Good luck to everyone. Only one entry form will be allowed per user, and no entry forms can be adjusted once they are submitted.
To enter the Tennessee-Cal Predictor Contest, simply copy the information below and e-mail BearTerritory your selection.
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Tennessee or California
A.W Prince is the senior writer and publisher of BearTerritory. He pens numerous recruiting features, including "The Weekly Spin", on some of the most talented and highly sought after student-athletes in the country. Along with his recruiting work, Prince has photographed a number of future Div. 1 student-athletes for exclusive Rivals photo segments and Videography's.