Bruce Davis' glove: PROVE THEM WRONG
To date, the video below is my favorite UCLA Football video. I was a 5th year senior on the UCLA Drumline at the time, and the team treated me to a great graduation present: my first (and so far only) win over sc since I started being a fan in 2002. Going into the game, I didn't have high expectations -- we were 5-6 and sc was the #2 team in the country. I thought that it was going to be the first year that I wouldn't be able to go to a bowl game (always a good time for the band). I had witnessed some pretty uninspired games during my career, but for some reason this game felt different from the beginning. There was something palpable in the air, some kind of energy I hadn't felt before. As I walked out of the tunnel and onto the field for my last pre-game performance, my last "Script UCLA", I knew that I wouldn't forget this day. I knew that after witnessing four miserable rivalry games, that this year would be different.
We were going to win.
I'm man enough to admit that I cried at the end of this game, especially during the band's post-game goodbye ritual for the seniors on the field. Although the stakes are different this year (sc was playing for the championship game, we were playing for a bowl game) I hope that this year's graduating seniors can experience what I experienced -- a triumphant and memorable win in their last game at UCLA.