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Memories of the Bandwagon

Go Team USA! One week ago – I gave up on cautious hope and believed our team could go all the way to the World Cup finals.
OMG #USA! Rocking the #worldcup madness in Davis #fb
It was a wild ride. It was a bit stuffy inside the Graduate in Davis….but I knew I was in the best place to watch the match.

Still riding on a wave of patriotic athleticism, the Daily Show interviewed Team Captain Landon Donovan and coach Bob Bradley.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Landon Donovan & Bob Bradley
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

It’s a great conversation about the sport, the World Cup and the fans.


Ignore my beer belly.
My buddy and co-worker, Suzanne, shot me shooting all the amazing World Cup fans at the Graduate in Davis.
On Duty

Team USA did its best to take down Ghana in the so-called “Field of 16.”
And for one glorious moment – it looked like we had a chance of moving on to the next round.

This goal drove the crowd crazy! It was exhilarating to be one with all Americans – cheering, chanting and hoping for a miracle on the other side of the globe.

By 2:00 p.m. PST – Ghana knocks out USA: 2-1.

In the end: Bravo, Team USA.
And better luck next time.

Cal Good, Cal Bad

Finally coming up for some air. I finished up another busy week in the newsroom.

Cal Good:
The Bears knocked down Stanfurd last weekend. Go Bears! We watched the game on a couple of flat screen TVs at the Kezar Bar in SF. We had a nice mix of Berkeley and Tree fans – cheering on our teams and engaging in some light-spirited smack talk. Mark said the bar had some of the best Buffalo wings outside of Buffalo, NY.

Noon Concert

Cal Bad:
It’s too damn expensive to attend UC Berkeley or any UC campus. I am so disappointed with the UC Regents decision to raise tuition by 32%. I can’t imagine my parents paying so much money to send 2 kids to Cal.
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Game Day on Tightwad Hill

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.

Go Bears!

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.
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Go Cal!

So, my hubby got free tickets to the Cal v. Colorado State game. I love visiting my alma mater and cheering for the Bears.

It was also interesting to check out the trees left behind from the last tree sitters v police standoff. Yes, Cal left some trees standing.

One Tree Left, originally uploaded by queenkv.

Back to the game.
42-7 California. It was a good game! Also, the Cal Marching Band rocked!

Cal Band Great! from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.
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