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Gumdrop Girl
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seems this weekend was Big Game weekend for universities across the US.

i went to Big Game this year. It was here, at berkeley. We were too cheap to buy ourselves tickets, so we decided to climb this hill behind the stadium and watch the game from there.

the hill was incredibly steep -- much steeper than it looked. people kept sliding down the hill during the game. one guy rolled, bounced and rolled off the head and back of a girl below him. he totally ate dirt. my boyfriend, his flatmate and i clung precariously to a tree on the cliffside. everyone watched the game, i watched the treetrunk. then i tried climbing down the hill, but decided i was already so caked in dirt i might as well slide down the side of the hill. so i did.

oh, and we lost. like we always do. (30-36)in overtime. our football team sucks. the only play i really saw during the entire game was Stanford intercepting a pass and scoring a 70-yard touchdown to tie the game. i will graduate from this place never knowing the joy of possessing the Axe (whatever this mythical Axe is).

anyway, GO BEARS! i take comfort in knowing that there's a "Berkelium" on the periodic table, and not a "Stanfurdium."
http://www.berkeley.edu

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ErinK
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Purdue's big game was this weekend too. Now they're going to the Rose Bowl, which is, quite thankfully, far far away from here. Californians, I apologize.

Fortunately, there were no riots this time. For the past two years during basketball season, students have set things on fire and rioted when teams won or lost in the NCAA tournaments. Not fun.

Saturday night they just got drunk and peed everywhere, tho.

Erin, leaving town tomorrow, yay!


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Dzuunmod
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Here's another place where national differences come into play. Although I go to a big university with teams competing in all the major sports, I don't think I know of a single person who ever goes to the games. I've been meaning to for a while now, but it just hasn't happened -- something always gets in the way.
Maybe this will astound you Americans used to seeing 50,000 people at university sporting events: the football stadium where my school's team plays holds only about 3,000 people. The basketbal complex holds far less. There's so much about U.S. school culture (at various levels) that goes on down there, that just doesn't seem to happen up here. We don't have much of a homecoming to speak of, either.
And, by the way, Gumdrop, Berkeley has nothing on the school where I played high school football. In my first game at there, we lost by over 90 points. Yes, we were playing football, and yes, we had the same number of players on the field as our opponents.

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I love The Big Games, in skool we have one week dedicated to the BIG GAME!!! its sooo muuch fun, next year will be my last year doing it, and thats definalty one of the things I will miss!!

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Heh. My high school lost our homecoming game 8-58. We are the Royals, and we Royally suck.

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I don't even know if my college HAS a football team. I go to a community college though, or 13th grade as I like to call it.

But it has a website and no, no football team...how sad. http://www.sunyulster.edu/default.asp

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Gumdrop Girl
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We are *SO* going to stomp on Stanford this year! yee-HAW! Big Game is next weekend, and I am stoked to go! i'm even skipping the annual mushroom foray in Mendocino to catch the game.

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Hey! Be nice!
Where I live, we actually DO have a 13th grade!!!!!


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Just to add, my High school lost our game this year 0-24 or something like that. Lynnwood cannot play football.
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Not for long, ya don't, cupcake...

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Of course, the big game in Canadian university football takes place this Saturday at Toronto's Skydome as the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) plays St. Mary's University (Halifax) for the Vanier Cup.

The first intercollegiate football game was played on May 14, 1874 between McGill and Harvard.

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And tomorrow is the big ol' UCLA-USC shindig. Like any good Bruin, I donned myself in my most work-appropriate blue-and-gold shirt today, and was stunned to see how many of my compatriots in town had done the same. Everyone was either in red-and-yellow or blue-and-gold, it seems that everyone has an opinion.

And of course, we're favored to be trounced...though I don't think it'll be as bad as it was last year. (Please?)

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Dzuunmod
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quote:
Originally posted by Bobolink:
Of course, the big game in Canadian university football takes place this Saturday at Toronto's Skydome as the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) plays St. Mary's University (Halifax) for the Vanier Cup.

And Bobo, it's such a damn shame that people don't care. If the people running the Vanier Cup had any brains at all, they'd get the game outta Toronto and piggy back it with the Grey Cup. There are tens of thousands of rabid football fans in Edmonton this weekend. If they played the Vanier Cup at Commonwealth Stadium today, they'd get thousands of those fans who are otherwise idle today, as they wait for tomorrow's game.

Go Alouettes!

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St. Mary's defeated University of Saskatchewan 33-21 to win the Canadian university football championship for the second year in a row. This feat was last accomplished in 1976 and 1977 by the University of Western Ontario.

I'm not sure that piggybacking the Vanier Cup onto the Grey Cup is such a good idea. University and professional football are two different markets. The Vanier Cup has always been played in Toronto, first at Varsity Stadium, then Exhibition Stadium and now, Skydome. There has been a tradition established. The Vanier Cup is usually played one weekend after the Grey Cup. This year's scheduling conflict was an abberation. Next year's Vanier Cup will take place one week after the Grey Cup which will be played in Regina.

BTW, go Alouettes!

Bob

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We won! Seven bloody years later and we finally won!!! score was 30-7, game was called 11 seconds early and thousands of fans rushed the field. celebration culminated in the uprooting of both goalposts (it's a relatively new tradition, for the past three years or so), and there was much "hoo-riding" (a very East Bay sort of concept).

hurrah, we got the AXE! GO BEARS!

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Alouettes!!!! Ils ont gagne ses epaulettes!!

Alouettes de Montréal 25
Edmonton Eskimos 16

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Yeah, Bobo, this'll be one of the most memorable Grey Cups I've been through.

My friend came over to watch the game, because he has no cable and his CBC recption is fuzzy. So, I have no hot water right now. My water heater has been on the fritz lately for reasons unknown to me. It's been blowing fuses faster than I can put in new ones. So, my landlord comes over tonight to look at it. He plays with the fuse box and the lights flicker. He says that he can't fix it and someone will come tomorrow.

My friend and I get through the first half just fine, but when Shania came on, everything fell apart. All the lights/electrical appliances in the apartment shut off, save for those in the kitchen. So, we did what any sensible young men in the same situation would do - we moved the television into the kitchen.

Great. One problem: it's been a year and a half since I got cable, and I can't find my antenna. Well, anyway, to sum it up, we spent the night at the kitchen table, listening to the game on the radio, and playing video game football on the television.

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