Who is ready for some football?????????
CAL! OREGON! GAME OF THE CENTURY! GET THAT BAND ON THE FIELD, SO WE CAN DO THIS THING!
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Out came the team for last warm ups:
Then, pre-game handshakes:
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I noticed that when Mansion receives the ball he spins it around into his proper handling posture:
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Monica's Dad got lots of great game action!
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Here, Derrick Hill tells us more about himself:
Hey, look at that, we survive one quarter without Oregon putting up 1,053 points!
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Here is a photo of Cal DB Marc Anthony after having been essentially assaulted with an illegal pick by an Oregon offensive player. He received a concussion on this play.
To get the fullest experience of this play, of being there, ask the people around you to come over by your computer and just start booing at this photo. Make sure to have people on both sides of you, so you can get that stereo experience!
Then, ask them why they are booing a man who just received a concussion that could lead to potential brain damage down the line. They'll have, I am sure, as much of an answer for that question as any of the thousands of Oregon fans Saturday evening.
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This was the story of one Cal fan who has been to every Cal home game since sometime in the mid 13th century. Except he's missed one game! Try to guess which one
If you guess Cal-Arizona 2006, you guessed wrong, IT WAS BIG GAME 1982. AAAAHHH!!!
The Cal D was putting the Oregon O in some bad situations all night long, like this 3rd and REALLY long:
Soon, it was halftime and Cal was down by only 1 point. About the best you could have asked for. Unless you asked for the student section to calmly hand their card stunts to the aisle to be collected. Because, in that case, you hate your life:
And then....the Cal band halftime show. It was controversial. Sometimes Cal does a basic band show with music and formations. Others they try to tell a story. Here, this was more story oriented. I didnt really gather the relationship between the story (which was about Magneto joining forces with Tommy Trojan and Tree to get the Axe from the Drum Major and Oski).
It started with a game of kick ball.
Then, Magneto showed up while the band played the Rugrats theme song?
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He used his giant magnet to get the Axe. It was never explained how his magnet works. Fucking Magneto. How does he work????
Then, Oski came out of a Pokeball. Ok.
Then, Oski and the Drum Major and a Pokecharacter I didnt know took on the baddies. Up to this point, the show seemed to be unrelated to the action in the story. They'd play the Hey Arnold song while something entirely unrelated to Hey Arnold was going on. And because of the story on the field, the band wasnt doing much. They spent the entire Rugrats song rocking back and forth in place.
I'm all for creativity, but I woulda liked to see more of a relationship between the story and the band itself.
However, for all of the criticisms, one might have levied, they were erased in one glorious moment when Oski speared Tommy Trojan. It was classic Mike Mohamed out there. Full on tackle to the ground. SO EPIC!
Then, he took the axe and beat up the Tree. That was OK. But Oski nailing Tommy Trojan like he was a SUV and it was Pete Carroll made the entire show!
And we got the comically oversized axe back!
Here, the Duck was mocking Cal's injuries by pretending to be hurt. Then, a cheerleader came over and started stretching him out.
We had a UCLA fan arrested at the Homecoming game and now we have what appears to be a half Giants/half Ducks fan getting arrested. Wow, what a combo. Is this Takimoto????
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More game action:
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Players discuss how they came to football. BTW, there was a huge problem with the screen you can see in the lower left hand corner there:
And there we go. A tough loss, but a lot of pride in standing up to the potential National Championship Ducks.
Tell me, what did you think of the band show????