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Bruin Parties On Saturday: Rose Bowl & Beyond

So we have been getting lot of visits from BYU fans who are all hot and bothered about our expectations of UCLA rolling BYU. I am amused that a single post on BN is getting so many Cougars fans all fired up. But I am not going to lower my expectations from our football team just because it is upsetting bunch of sensitive types from BYU.

So one more time. I expect nothing less than a convincing win over a MWC team in our home opener from Dorrell's best team in five years (that is supposed to deliver us our first Pac-10 title since 1997). This has nothing to do with BYU really but everything to do what we are expecting from our head coach who hasn't delivered in his first four years.

I expect the Rose Bowl to rock and roll with hundreds of thousands Bruins in true blue having a great time enjoying a comfortable UCLA victory:

Photo Credit: section3_2008_bruins(flickr)

While thousands of Bruins are coming back to the Rose Bowl to watch a  (anticipated and expected) thumpin' of Cougars in person, once again rest of us are going to be watching the game coast-to-coast at house parties, bars, and a number of alumni get-togethers. If you are planning to put together something big, or Bruin alums in your area are putting together a big event around this game, share the details with us in this thread. Here are the few alumni get-togethers we know of at this point:

  • Bay Area Bruins are having their party at the Stadium Pub in East Bay at 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek. If you want to join this party please RSVP to Harry Machnov here.

  • Once again the alums in NYC will be watching at Fat Annie's Truck Stop. Per their website they had more than 120 folks at their party last Sat. Not bad at all.  Fat Annie's located at 131 West 33rd Street betwn 6th and 7th Avenues.

  • Alums in DC will be watching the game at the Ugly Mug - 723 8th St SE (near the Hill). If you are taking the Metro, take the Blue/Orange line to Eastern Market Metro Stop. Not sure if I am going to make it there this week. I was there last weekend and it was pretty awesome.

  • In Chicago, the Bruins watch their games at Joe's Bar, located at 940 W. Weed St. Here are the details.
Again, those are the get-togethers I know of. For more on alumni club football watching parties visit this site. If you have info on where the alumni group are watching the games in your town, post the info here. One note to keep in mind - even though these get togethers are hosted by alums - of course, they are open to every member of Bruins Nation.

Can't wait to watch our guys steam roll BYU.