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[Updated] The Lucky Bruins

I just had this idea while talking in the threads about the great vintages of Bruin classes. So I wanted to see who the lucky ones were, and who the extremely fortunate were.

The lucky ones were those who saw either UCLA Football play in the Rose Bowl, or UCLA in the Basketball NCAA championship game. The extremely fortunate ones are those who saw both.

UCLA has been to 12 Rose Bowls and won 11 National Championships in basketball. I am assuming for the purposes of this table that a typical grad took 4 years to graduate.

So, with all due respect to those who enjoyed UCLA for more than 4 years, we have put together a list, with the extremely fortunate classes highlighted in yellow (I hope this works!). The list is after the jump.

Year

Rose Bowl Game

Basketball Championship

Class of

Saw Rose Bowl

Saw NCAA Champion

2012

2012

2011

2011

2010

2010

2009

2009

2008

2008

2007

2007

2006

2006

2005

2005

2004

2004

2003

2003

2002

2002

x

2001

2001

x

2000

2000

x

1999

x

1999

x

1998

1998

x

1997

1997

x

x

1996

1996

x

x

1995

x

1995

x

x

1994

x

1994

x

1993

1993

1992

1992

1991

1991

1990

1990

1989

1989

x

1988

1988

x

1987

1987

x

1986

x

1986

x

1985

1985

x

1984

x

1984

x

1983

x

1983

x

1982

1982

1981

1981

1980

1980

1979

1979

x

1978

1978

x

x

1977

1977

x

x

1976

x

1976

x

x

1975

x

1975

x

1974

1974

x

1973

x

1973

x

1972

x

1972

x

1971

x

1971

x

1970

x

1970

x

1969

x

1969

x

x

1968

x

1968

x

x

1967

x

1967

x

x

1966

x

1966

x

x

1965

x

1965

x

x

1964

x

1964

x

x

1963

1963

x

1962

x

1962

x

1961

1961

1960

1960

1959

1959

x

1958

1958

x

1957

1957

x

1956

x

1956

x

1955

1955

x

1954

x

1954

x

1953

1953

1952

1952

1951

1951

1950

1950

x

1949

1949

x

1948

1948

x

1947

x

1947

x

1946

1946

x

1945

1945

x

1944

1944

x

1943

x

1943

x

I found this pretty interesting...it kind of shows you who the most vocal people are in the community. The 60's and 90's saw double success. The 70's had basketball domination, while the 80's had great football. You can see who's getting the short end of the stick, in the 2000's. Time to rise up, Young Bruins! Your drought corresponds to Chianti Dan's arrival in Westwood. It's grand time to fire Dan Guerrero.

Update: Just wanted to add some stats about the football game against U$C. No point in adding a column because nearly all graduating classes got to see a victory. From 1943 to 2002, the only classes to not see a victory against Southern Cal were the classes of 1975, 1980 and 1991. But even the classes of 1975 and 1991 got to see a tie at some point. From 2003 to 2012, six graduating classes have not seen a victory against Southern Cal.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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