Let's hope this is an image we see a lot of tonight in the Rose Bowl. GO BRUINS! (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
In one hour, our Bruins will take on the hated shady scumbags from Second Choice at the Rose Bowl. If you haven't had a chance yet, check out the various roundups and breakdowns of the game at BN here, here, and here. If you want to catch up, the pre-game round-up is here. Finally, as gbruin pointed out, there's a lot on the line tonight in the Rose Bowl:
UCLA has converted wins over *$c into a change in direction for the program and a springboard for success, and it needs to do that again this weekend. The Bruins can beat their hated rival this Saturday, and use that win to become the football team that we hope for and believe it can be. This game is bigger than the rivalry. This is a chance to redirect the program. This is Coach Neuheisel's Show Me game.
Next year begins right now. Lame and his golf-cart ridin' cheaters come into the Rose Bowl looking to send their seniors out with a big win. It's time for Neuheisel to make a big statement.
It's time for vengeance.
Fire away with your rivalry game thoughts, reflections, anecdotes, etc. in the comment thread. This is your BEAT '$C game thread.