The more things change, the more they remain the same. It was that moment when your fourteen-year-old younger brother gets tired of flexing his young muscles in front of the bedroom mirror and decides it's time to challenge you, time to end the wedgies and the charlie horses, time to take the last slice of pizza in the box for once and hold the remote control, time to walk through the house with pride instead of apprehension. He's had enough. He walks out into the front yard, and right in front of God, your girlfriend, and the rest of the neighborhood, he challenges you to a fight. He challenges the natural order of things. But of course, we know how it turns out.
And so it was on Saturday afternoon in Berkeley. Younger brother Cal had scrapped its way to a 5-5 record on the season and had designs on doing the unthinkable. They sought the Axe; they were denied.