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Bruin Bites: California Game Day Edition

The Saturday morning edition of the Bruin Bites round-up of the various bits and pieces from around the UCLA-iverse, while providing an open thread for ear;ly college football action leading up to the afternoon games preceding UCLA/California.

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Well ladies and gentlemen - let's get started with our game day. Bruins finish off their little two game Pac-12 road swing with a trip to Strawberry Canyon tonight. It's a huge game for both programs. On one hand the embattled Cal Bears and their head coach are looking to save their season by doing what they have been doing for more than a decade - taking care of the Bruins on their home turf. On the other hand, Coach Jim Mora and our Bruins are going to try to end a 14 year winless streak at Strawberry Canyon, where a win is going to provide a huge boost of additional momentum in first half of 2012 season.

While the Bruins haven't won in Berkeley for 14 years, we lead the series 50-31 (which gives you an idea of how one-sided this matchup has been notwithstanding Bruins suffering through our worst decade under Dan "Chianti" Guerrero"). We have been talking about the game all week and you can catch up on all discussion in our California hub here. But, to get you started with our game day let's do a quick read through some of the items from various traditional news media outlets today:

It's a little bit of crazy time in the Bay Area this week. Both of our awesome baseball teams are in the playoffs. We got the Niners game tomorrow. There is a Blue Grass festival going on over at the Golden Park. There is the America's Cup. It's also culmination of Fleet Week (with the Blue Angels flying all over the City this week). Oh, and then we got the game featuring our Bruins by the Bay. Crazy ... but hopefully it will turn out to be fun for those of us in Bruin Blue.

Pre-game thread coming up later this morning, following by our game thread. Let's break this streak.