It's no surprise that George Romero's favorite colors are blue and gold. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1968, and he remains passionately loyal to his alma mater, including the Cal football team, while he fights for his life.
Romero has terminal brain cancer. But just as he's convinced that Cal can return to the Rose Bowl after 52 years, he truly thinks he can beat his medical condition despite ongoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
In late July, he received a phone call at a Los Gatos nursing home, where he was staying after having surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor. "Mr. Romero, this is Cal football coach Jeff Tedford."
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This is the kinda stuff that makes me love the guy---he's not just a great coach but a genuinely nice guy who cares for his players and the fans.
Mr. Romero, I hope you get well soon and I hope to see you in Memorial for many years to come. Good luck and my prayers are with you.