When we left our intrepid explorers, Coach Tedford had been announced over the jumbotron. He was probably hosting recruits. I remember attending a game 2 years ago where he was about 20 feet away from me. I watched him the entire time, the followed him in the world's least subtle manner to a private banquet where I watched him through the glass window. He was chatting with younger males. I was standing 15 feet away, through the glass window, in my alumni Straw Hat Band uniform and a sax, staring. I'm sure nobody noticed me. Nobody at all.
This time, I just went with Ragnarok to hang out with a few friends with MUCH closer seats. Ensue creepy photos:
Yes, creepy photos ensued. AND HOW!
During halftime, some sort of group of young children played basketball. Ok. Go young children!
That went on for a while. Then, the Cal team came back out to warm up.
They were getting pumped up:
Coach Montgomery brought them over for a pep talk before the start of the half:
And soon we were off!
The top of some dudes head was in my way!
Monty rallies the troops:
This next photo is not good. The dudes head is in the way AND I completely mis-framed it. I put it in only, because I believe on this play, Patrick Christopher was poked in the eye. As he shot the ball (which was wildly off target), he screamed in pain and made a clearly injured face.
Christopher was down for a while.
He came over to get checked out.
But he was good and got ready to get back into the game:
Stupid dudes head!
I saw a friend of mine in the stands. So, I went over to say Hi. It offered a different angle on the game:
My friend was there with his son and brother and dad. Thats a solid family outing. Good, clean Cal fun. I realize that having a kid isn't *all* taking them to Cal sporting events. But I am going to assume its about 90% to 95% that. Man, I cannot wait!
After that I went over to chat with a few people in the band, such as Goldblooded and GirlfriendOfTakimoto. I got there just in time to see something odd occur. They called something on Christopher, which I missed.
PChris was less than enthused.
The refs huddled to discuss the call.
Whatever it was, they explained it to Randle and Christopher.
I never did kwite catch the call. Does anybody know?
Without that, the game started again.
And we got introduced to our beloved friend Max Zhang. How does he view the Cal b-ball team?
What do people call him?
What was his favorite rookie moment? The Solider Boy Dance.
And, of course, the final receipt. Always a solid one to have:
I came down to watch the band play.
And who should roll by but The Golden Leg, Bryan Anger (in back):
So, there you go, Rishi and Thoroughbred. The Bryan Anger fix you've been craving. And that was the game. Fun time had by all. Except for that security guard who kept harassing me!
Hopefully, Cal can learn from some of the mistakes the past week or so and use them to laid some wood against the LA schools. Hopefully! Go Bears!