Thur./Fri. Night Lights: CFB Open Thread and UCLA Viewing Parties

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Tonight is the battle of the Pac-12 Titans. The Stanford tree will see if it can hold up under the speed of the free flying ducks of Oregon. Here's a sample of what to expect:

I know, the game is not going to be that cute, but it should be entertaining. Those are some brave ducklings!.

Personally, I don't like the South/North conference divisions. I preferred it when every team played every team (or at least almost every team). The team had the best record was champion. With the current structure, the best teams do not necessarily emerge as division champions due to differing schedules. If we are to have a championship game, I would prefer the two best teams played for the title irrespective of their divisions. Thursday night we get the chance to see just that, the two best teams going at it.

On Saturday, our football team will try to break its drought in the desert and shake of those Arizona demons. (Not devils, demons I said!). I thought I would bring back a positive memory many of us have of playing Arizona. I was fortunate enough to be there when Coach's great-grandson, Tyler Trapani, sunk that last basket by the men in Pauley (not under glass). This was a great moment and some think it was "Heaven Sent":

Thursday and Friday Night Games:

Besides the great Pac-12 show-down at 6 pm, two other top 10 teams will meet on Thursday night. Unfortunately, we all remember Baylor (great tailgating, a tragedy of a game) and they are taking on a team we will to play in 2018/2019, Oklahoma.

Going to Oklahoma sounds like a great road-trip, but tonight the Sooners head to the state of Texas to take on Baylor in the land that a certain former college basketball coach loved to call home. Here is the schedule of games slated for Thursday and Friday:


  • No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 6 Baylor (ugh, horrible memory), Fox Sports 1, 4:30 pm PT
  • Troy @ Louisiana-Lafayette, ESPNU, 4:30 pm PT
  • No. 3 Oregon @ No. 5 Stanford , ESPN, 6 pm PT


  • No. 20 Louisville @ Connecticut, 5:30 pm PT, ESPN2
  • Air Force @ New Mexico, ESPNU, 6pm PT

UCLA vs. Arizona Watch Parties: (Saturday, 7 pm, ESPN)

Here is your viewing party organizing thread where you can post viewing parties or organize one with others. Organizing a watch party is a great way to meet up with other Bruins in your area.

Los Angeles Area:

  • South Bay (San Pedro), San Pedro Brewing Co, 331 W. 6th St. 90731, 7 pm
  • Westside at Busby's West, 3110 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, 7 pm
  • Orange County:
    • The Surfin'Cowboy, 34235 Doheny Park Rd., Capistrano Beach, 6:30
    • OC Sports Grill, 450 N. State College Blvd., Orange, 6:30
  • San Diego, Randy Jones All American Sports Grill, 7510 Hazard Center Drive, 7 pm
  • San Francisco Bay Area: 7:00 pm
    • PeninsulaLocation:
      The Old Pro, sports bar(
      541 Ramona Ave., Palo Alto,
    • East BayLocation (Walnut): The Stadium Pub(www.the 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek,
    • San Francisco: Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street,
  • Phoenix: Half Moon Sports Grill - 2121 E Highland Ave, Phoenix, AZ
  • Denver: Irish Snug near the Capitol Bldg: 1201 E. Colfax (gbruin, please verify)
  • D.C.: Laughing Man Tavern, 1306 G St. NW, 10 pm ET
  • NY Tri-State Area: Smithfield NYC, 215 W. 28th St., 10 pm ET
  • Boston: The North Star, 222 Friend St., Boston, 02114, 9:30 pm ET
  • Portland, Oregon: Nicoli's Brill & Sports Bar, 17880 SW McEwan, Lake Oswego, Or. (Is this on TriedandTrueBruin?)

To find a calendar of all network activities click here.

Please let us know if there is a watch party organized and we will add it above. Also, if you want to get people together in your area just get it started below. And if anything above has changed put it in the comment section. Thank you!

While you get ready for Saturday's game, be sure to read all of our coverage leading into our game against the Wildcats here. Enjoy this week's games and "Let's Go Bruins"!

<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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