[Twist: I wanted to put this up on the front page here, so people can maybe help finalize plans for viewing parties. Have fun!]
If you can't make it to San Diego, then you must be UCLA! :)
On a very serious note, let's say you have pre-planned family commitments for the holidays that keep you out of the San Diego area. Where can you go to enjoy the game, amongst the vibrant and festive company of fellow Bears?
The Cal Alumni Association has a good start here. There are viewing parties in Irvine, Pasadena, Lake Tahoe, Pleasanton, Washington D.C., and Arlington Va. That's great--Northern and Southern California, the D.C area, and perhaps a bit of Nevada. But how about the other 48 states?
Not to mention the rest of the world, fellow Golden Bears in Europe, Japan, and elsewhere!
Myself, I'll be north of Baltimore, a bit of a drive from DC or Arlington. Closest seems to be Sign of the Whale, and they
Warning - this place gets crazy at game time! Over 200 Cal fans pack the bar for every Cal football game! We have yell leaders, sing fight songs, and have a great time!
DO NOT wear red at SOTW during viewings - we will not be nice to you :)
The D.C. Bears are very organized. They also have a Family Friendly location: Bailey's Sports Grile in Crystal City:
Come root for the Bears in a very fun, but less wild setting. Children, and Bears under age 21, are welcome at this location!
Go Bears! Beat the Longhorns!
Know of a viewing party?
Looking for a viewing party?
Willing to invite us to your house? Post here!