Viva la Game Day!
Cal’s ranked #6 in the nation. Plus – it has an undefeated record going into today’s match up against Oregon.
For the first home game of the season, we decided to try out the free seats on Tightwad Hill. Inside Memorial Stadium – all you can get are overpriced food, soda and souvenirs. Plus – there’s no alcohol sales. Argh.
On the Hill, it’s BYOB and bring your own food. As long as it’s not raining, you have a decent view of the game and you’re sitting next to the cannon. I thought it was thrilling to sit next to the cannon’s explosion for every touchdown.
This Hill makes you work for these free seats. It’s a steep hike and I lost my footing every couple of steps. We’re also hauling up our drinks and snacks on this hike. So, it helps to be in shape before you tackle the Hill. However, free seats is enough motivation to spur on anybody: families, homeless people, students and alumni.