As we all know, CRN and our UCLA Bruins are headed up to Berkeley to face an important Pac-10 foe, Cal. You can argue either way as to whether or not the Bruins are capable of beating such a hungry team at their home, but that isn't the point of this post. This game is a MUST WIN, and we need to support our team on the road. Look at our remaining schedule! According to my calculations of who we can reasonably beat (technically anyone since we took out the longhorns away, but that is extremely optimistic), this game is pivotal for the Bruins to not only extending their season, but also to earn a decent bowl game. The future implications of receiving a high profile bowl are obvious and need not be said here.
USAC and The Den have been working together in the last few weeks to put together a way to flood Cal's Memorial Stadium. We have worked with CTO, both at Cal and here at UCLA, to get reduced priced tickets for students, and we have organized charter buses to transport students to and from the game. You can read Monday's Daily Bruin article to get a better insight on some of the details and reasons for this trip. Basically, student ticket prices are $28 and bus tickets at $61, both of which are available now at CTO for purchase. Buses will leave UCLA at 1:30am on Saturday, and leave Cal at 6pm after the game.
As president of The Den and fellow Bruin fan, I am pleading for your help, students and alumni alike! More after the jump!
Students: Go get your tickets! This is the time to support your team and have a blast doing it! Our crowds, no matter the event, have relied on the energy and enthusiasm of the student population. Most recently, the Bruins fed off of student and crowd excitement against Washington State in a pivotal goal-line stop that propelled us to a win. We need that passion in norcal this weekend. Our Bruins need our support to disminish the home field advantage and feed off of our craziness. There is always talk about lack of student enthusiasm. Well the stage is set, and we can silence the critics. USAC and The Den have provided means of transportation and reduced ticket prices, so there are no excuses. You will even have all Sunday to do your homework or study for midterms! Wear your Den shirts or paint, be loud, and lets make their student section look pathetic!
Alumni/Fans: JOIN US! Step away from the tube, and get out of the house for a nice afternoon in northern California. It will be a great game and should give us some appreciation for the Rose Bowl. There are still great tickets available in the visitor section, per a source with CTO knowledge, so once again, no excuses! They are available for only $35 and are located right above the UCLA band and next to the reserved UCLA student section. Call 800-GO-BEARS and ask for seats in or near Section N.
We have a huge opportunity to make a enormous showing in Cal. There is no reason why we cannot fill their stadium with True Blue and sing "Sons of Westwood" as it was meant to be. Let's flood Memorial Stadium and take pride in our team! Excuses are for trOJans!
I can't wait to see you all in Berkeley and GO BRUINS! CHEER LIKE CHAMPIONS!