Today, we have an exciting interview! Thanks to the impressive Rolodex of Yes We Cannon, we have touched base with Melody, who was the head of Rally Committee in 2008. Now, that is impressive in and of itself. However, what is more important is that she was also the head of the Axe Committee for that year (as all heads of Rally Comm are). We picked 2008, because we felt it interesting to see the perspective of receiving the Axe from Stanford.
Unfortunately, the year prior Stanford had defeated our beloved Golden Bears, so heading into the 2008 Big Game, Stanford had control of the Axe. We get an interesting and inside angle here on management of the Axe and, in specific, management of the transfer. Plus, if you've ever wondered why Cal doesn't handcuff itself to the Axe like those Trees to the South, you'll find out to the answer. So, join me after the jump to read the answers to our hard hitting questions. Many thanks to Melody not only for her service to Cal, but also for answer our questions. Her answers are great! GO BEARS!
1. What is it like to receive the Axe from Stanford's Axe Comm?
2. Were you there in 2007 when you had to hand it over? What was that like?
3. How come you don't handcuff yourself to the Axe?
5. When you don't have the Axe, as you didn't in 2008, what do you during the game? Did the fact that that game turned into a blowout in the 2nd half change your responsibilities?
6. How does one get onto this particular Axe committee?
7. What are your various Big Game Week responsibilities when on the Axe committee?
8. What are the immediate post Big Game activities for the AxeComm people when we have the Axe?
9. What are the various responsibilities of the Rally Comm Chair?
10. What's the most fun thing you had to do as Rally Comm Chair? What's the most tedious thing?