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70 Years Ago Today: The Date That Lives In Infamy

It's been a hectic 10 days here at BN. Ever since Rick Neuheisel was let go, it's been a whirlwind of coaching search rumors, analysis, and profound shock at the depth of stupidity Chianti Dan is able to draw upon.

But, we should take some time to step back and reflect on the importance of today. 70 years ago today, on December 7, 1941, a date which will always live in infamy in the collective soul of our great Republic. It was 70 years ago today that over 2,400 Americans lost their lives in the surprise attack by the Empire of Japan at Pearl Harbor.

On this date, 70 years ago, our nation was challenged by a militaristic empire, set on expansion, allied with extremists who extinguished not just freedom across Europe, but set out to extinguish entire peoples. On December 8, 1941, our nation answered that challenge, and through a long, difficult, bloody struggle, our Republic helped secure a better world. But, it all began, for our Republic, on that dark December day, where 2,400 Americans lost their lives in a sudden surprise attack on our nation.

So, while we will not let up on Chianti Dan today or any other day in the future until he is removed from his position and the future of UCLA athletics is secure, before we get back to that today, let's take a moment to remember those who lost their lives in the service of our nation on that grim, dark December day.