As this win reverberates through the fan base, i wanted to share something of a tradition of the Alumni Band that was done after every win over U$C, but until last night, hasn't been done in consecutive years since 1998, the last year of "The Streak."
So if you will indulge me, fellow proud Bruins, I present "The Victory Joke:"
A man walks into a bar one Saturday afternoon with a little Jack Russell Terrier in his arms. He goes up to the bartender and asks if they can watch the UCLA - U$C game on one of the TV's in the bar. The bartender looks around and says, "all right, you can have the one in the corner, but if anyone complains about the dog, you'll have to go. "
The man orders a pitcher and proceeds to a small table under a mid-sized TV, where the game is just starting. On their first possession, the Bruins score, to which the dog begins to go crazy, tipping and bouncing on his hind legs turning in circles and acting like it had just gotten the most delicious treat a dog could enjoy.
The bartender looked over and said, "wow, he really likes football, doesn't He?"
A little later on, the Trojans score and the dog's mood changes, he growls and barks at the screen and sulks around the table. The bartender is again surprised. "That's amazing, I've never seen an animal react like that, that's one smart dog there."
This goes on for the entire game at every score, which ends up drawing a small crowd around them, who are also taken by the dog's reactions to the game as it progresses. Finally, the game ends and the Bruins are triumphant and defeat the Trojans. In response, the dog goes into a frenzy, jumping and barking excitedly, doing flips and licking his owner's face, which sends him into fits of laughter as well.
The man goes up to the bar to settle his tab and the bartender tells him, "that was the most incredible thing I've ever seen in here. Your dog really loves UCLA, but I'm wondering, what happens when U$C wins?"
The man looks at him with a straight face and says,
"I couldn't tell you, honestly, I've only had him for Two years."
I Love being a Bruin on days like this...