Thanks to the Thursday game between Cal and USC, we have an extra long NO SLEEP TILL BIG GAME this year. But with great power comes great responsibility. Or so I've heard from Sony Corporation's "Spiderman" movies. That responsibility is clear, we must help support Cal all throughout Big Game Week.
What is Big Game Week, you ask? WHY ARE YOU AT THIS SITE IF YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT BIG GAME WEEK IS?!? I'm not going to apologize for my non-ironic all-caps outburst there, Big Game Week is like the crux of being a Cal fan. It is all about the passion of college fandom. You get out there and support the spirit squads and show your Cal spirit.
I've done a significant amount of these items, so I can personally vouch as to how fun they are. There are events all over San Francisco and the Bay Area. They start as soon as TOMORROW and go up until Friday night the night before the game. There are sporting events, there are rallies, there are science experiments (Titration is not listed here, but I presume they still do it), and so much more. Titration may not be listed, because it is technically not a public event. The Cal Band comes to play at a Cal science class where, through the magic of science, a red liquid is turned blue and, later, evolution is proven 100% correct. Nobody tell Kurt Warner or Curt Schilling about it!
Hope you can make it out to some of these events. GO BEARS!
Sunday, November 16
Pier 39 Battle of the Bands, 12:30 p.m.: Join us as we take on LSJUMB to kick off the Big Game Week festivities.
Men’s Basketball vs. Kennesaw State: Come support Cal Men’s Basketball against the Owls as part of the 2K Classic at Haas Pavilion.
Monday, November 17
Cable Car Rally, 11:00 a.m.: Meet us at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, follow us take over a cable car line, and conclude the rally in Union Square.
Tuesday, November 18
Tree Chopping Rally, 12:00 p.m.: Meet us on Sproul Plaza and check out the Cal Logging Sports Team’s showcase of axe throwing, chain sawing, and chopping techniques to symbolize California’s triumph over the Stanford Tree. Also, bring a red shirt and two cans of food to exchange for special Big Game-themed blue and gold shirt as part of the "Get the Red Out" T-Shirt Exchange.
Big Sail, 12:00 p.m.: Cal and Stanford Sailing face off at the St. Francis Yacht Club as we once again battle the Stanford Band.
Women’s Basketball vs. Nevada, 7:00 p.m.: Come support Cal Women’s Basketball against the Wolf Pack in their home opener at Haas Pavilion.
Wednesday, November 19
Guardsmen Luncheon, 11:00 a.m.: The 65th annual Guardsmen Big Game Luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco will once again celebrate the storied rivalry and raise money to benefit at-risk youth in the Bay Area.
Thursday, November 20
Big Give, all day: Please take part in UC Berkeley’s first 24-hour online fundraising campaign and support the student-run Cal Band!
Night Rally, 8:00 p.m.: Meet at Bowles Hall as we spread the California Spirit throughout the dorms.
Friday, November 21
Cal Band Alumni Reunion, 6:00 p.m.: Calling all Cal Band alumni young and young at heart for dinner at Spenger’s on 4th Street.
Big Game Bonfire Rally, 6:30 p.m.: Join us for the largest and important rally of the year! Feel the heat of the largest bonfire west of the Mississippi and get ready for the 117th Big Game with stories of Big Games past and the most stunning display of the Spirit of California.
Volleyball vs. Colorado, 7:00 p.m.: Come support Cal Volleyball against the Buffaloes at Haas Pavilion.
Royal Exchange and Schroeder’s, 8:00 p.m.: Meet us in San Francisco for food and fun the night for the Big Game.
Saturday, November 22
117th Big Game, TBA: Go Bears! Beat the Cardinal!