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Well, I guess the cat's out of the bag now ...

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Posted: 12/15/2012 1:20 PM

Well, I guess the cat's out of the bag now ... 


Hey there, Cal fans!

Ok, now that all of the podcast jokes are out of the way, I’d like to formally announce to you, the great subscribers and community of Scout.com and FoxSportsNEXT that you now have the market leader in all things Cal Athletics as your official publisher.

For those of you who don’t know me, I graduated from Cal in 2008, with high honors in English Literature. My honors thesis was 200 pages on comic book superheroes and King Arthur. I know how to have fun, and I know when to get serious. I was a featured back-page sports columnist for the Daily Californian for two years, a staff writer for four, a sports editor of that fine publication, and I covered football, baseball, softball, volleyball and field hockey. After graduating, I freelanced for the Orange County Register, covering high school football throughout the Southland, and for the Ventura County Star – my hometown paper. I then spent a year working in Minor League Baseball as the publications coordinator (designer, photographer, writer, graphic artist, gameday program publisher) for the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. I’ve spent the last three years building the biggest Cal sports news site on the web in BearTerritory.net, and now, I’m taking the next step.

When Joel Cox, the head of FOX Sports Interactive, came to me in early June with an offer to become his Cal publisher, he sold me on the power of this network, on the 40 recruiting analysts nationwide, on the tag-team champions of West Coast recruiting in Brandon Huffman and Greg Biggins, in Evan Daniels and Brian Snow on the hoops side, and of course, West Coast hoops recruiting guru Josh Gershon. He sold me on the vision he and the rest of FOX has for this network, and the fact that FOX takes basketball just as seriously as football.

He made me an offer I just could not in my right mind refuse, and I believe that this site is an absolute sleeping giant. I believe that, with a new coach, a new staff and brighter days ahead for the football faithful, a top-20 recruiting class on the hardwood, and a baseball team full of promise, this site can once again reach its former glory, and become what I built over at that other place: The one-stop shop for everything having to do with the University of California athletics program.

For the first time in years, you now have a publisher who is a Cal alumnus, and who has years of experience on this beat and with the various coaches and teams.

That’s not to say that my colleague Dan Greenspan hasn’t done an absolute hell of a job. Dan and I have bonded closely since he took over as publisher a year ago, and he and I will be working in tandem to give you guys the absolute best coverage – the coverage that you, by right, deserve.

Ryan Gorcey
Publisher, BearTerritory.net & GoldenStatePreps.com
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Last edited 12/15/2012 1:42 PM by RyanGorcey

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Posted: 12/15/2012 2:37 PM

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Good luck to you Ryan. I will become a subscriber again on this site.

Update- I'm now a premium member! (again)

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Posted: 12/15/2012 3:08 PM

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As will I wink

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Posted: 12/15/2012 4:03 PM

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i will reup also
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Posted: 12/15/2012 5:20 PM

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Count me out...
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Posted: 12/15/2012 5:32 PM

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I would subscribe...............

but a Cal publisher who bleeds Dodger Blue...........

God help me!!!!!!!!

Ok im in :)
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Posted: 12/15/2012 6:06 PM

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I've been a subscriber but let it lapse.  I'm back.  I almost never post but read every day.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 8:22 PM

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Just gotta wonder if he can look at this program honestly or is he just going to be a rah-rah rally the troops guy.  I hope the former.  This space needs it badly.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:10 PM

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If you saw my work at my previous stop, you know I won't pull any punches. I'll work my hind end off to prove that to everyone. You can count on it.
Ryan Gorcey
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:27 PM

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techiedana wrote: Count me out...
eek1 your loss...
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Posted: 12/16/2012 12:53 AM

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RyanGorcey wrote: If you saw my work at my previous stop, you know I won't pull any punches. I'll work my hind end off to prove that to everyone. You can count on it.
Those are the things I admire about you, Ryan.  You work hard, ask the hard, unpopular questions that are left self-censored by other "reporters," take risks (for which you sometimes pay the price), actually possess a personality, and understand intimately the many frustrations and passions of being a Cal sports fan.  As long as you're not numerically predicting the chances of top recruits signing the letter, you'll be fine.

This place just got a whole lot more interesting.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 1:09 AM

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Haha, yeah, after the 2012 recruiting debacle, you won't see many percentages from me!

I'm highly stoked to be over here with such great network support and with all of you fine people. It's really the best of both worlds -- I get to keep covering Cal and I get to start writing some Major League Baseball (should have plenty of two-birds-one-stone stories with all the Cal guys working their way through the minors and in the bigs). You won't get anything less than my absolute best.
Ryan Gorcey
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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:01 PM

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You are such a BUZZKILL! Just go away!  No one cares what you think here.  Go where you are wanted if there is such a place!
CardSince84 wrote: Just gotta wonder if he can look at this program honestly or is he just going to be a rah-rah rally the troops guy.  I hope the former.  This space needs it badly.
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Posted: 12/17/2012 8:04 PM

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Congrats on this gig Ryan and I wish you the best. I've been waiting to see 400+ users on this site and we're now seeing it. Kudos to all the Cal fans renewing their subscriptions and get this site poppin' once again. I hope JohnnyBlazn gets a subscription too.


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Posted: 12/19/2012 7:42 AM

I renewed to get Dan's in depth coverage 


Renewed - enjoyed Dan Greenspan's coverage of b-ball. When Dan came to CSD about a year ago, the site was a zombie. He has done a great job in reviving the site, and I look forward to his continued excellent coverage. If I am not correct, Dan has been first with breaking stories of all the boards including the Dykes hire. In fact his prediction of a Dykes hire was about a week before the actual hire.
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Posted: 12/19/2012 8:17 AM

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Not to burst your bubble, but Ryan Gorcey predicted Dykes before Tedford was even fired.  He didn't say it publicly, but did say it in another forum.
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Posted: 12/19/2012 8:52 AM

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I predicted Dykes before we even hired Tedford.  I look very far down the line.
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Posted: 12/19/2012 9:57 AM

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CardSince84 wrote: Just gotta wonder if he can look at this program honestly or is he just going to be a rah-rah rally the troops guy.  I hope the former.  This space needs it badly.

Can I get you another tampon?
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Posted: 12/19/2012 6:13 PM

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I predicted Dykes when I was gleam in Daddy's eyes.

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Posted: 12/20/2012 12:22 AM

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You mean "mommy's"
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