I'm flying down Friday morning for the game and was planning on stopping by campus for my annual shopping trip at the student store, but one of my old college buddies that's joining me for the game informed me not to bother if I was interested in buying Friday Night Lights gear because there are reports that the inventory designated for the campus store has already sold out.
I just called the student store to confirm this unbelievable development. It was politely explained that the balance of the Friday Night Lights apparel can now only be bought at the Rose Bowl concessions. The student I spoke with was apologetic and shared my disbelief that they had already sold out of inventory because they did not order enough gear.
To the extent anyone else wants to confirm for themselves the continued incompetence of UCLA's administration, feel free to call 310-206-0810 to voice your disbelief. Please be polite because the UCLA students answering the phone of course had nothing to do with this ridiculous decision.
Please add this to the long list of UCLA AD FAILS under Chianti Dan.
I'm still going to the game, but have no idea whether I'll be able to get my hands on any Friday Night Lights gear. So much for the black out. Yet another Chianti Dan blunder.