UCLA Football vs. Oregon Watch Parties: Rise Again, Rise Again!

Dedicated to Brett Hundley who always Rises Again! - Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

This Saturday at 12:30 p.m. pacific time, the Oregon Ducks come to the Rose Bowl to take on our UCLA Bruins. This game is no longer the game of the week, but for UCLA it is still huge. Will UCLA finally knock the quack out of the ducks? Will the coaches make the changes necessary to protect Brett Hundley? Will we be able to get to Mariota? Will we be able to stop a last minute drive?

A few of you may have ever heard of (and been lucky enough to hear) Stan Rogers. He was a great Canadian folk singer and song writer who kept the shanty song tradition alive. Unfortunately, Rogers died in a plane fire when he was just 33. One of his songs, The Mary Ellen Carter always plays in my head at times like these. So I dedicate this to our Bruin football team (and to anyone else out there needing a little inspiration). The song begins at about the 1:30 minute mark. But the story before it is pretty cool too:

There's nothing like an inspiring maritime song to get the blood moving! I decided to include all of the lyrics, because they remind me so much of we crew of Bruin fans, our incredible players, Brett Hundley, and the long time BN'ers who started this community and kept it going. I'll let you make other connections!

She went down last October in a pouring driving rain.
The skipper, he'd been drinking and the Mate, he felt no pain.
Too close to Three Mile Rock, and she was dealt her mortal blow,
And the Mary Ellen Carter settled low.

There were five of us aboard her when she finally was awash.
We'd worked like hell to save her, all heedless of the cost.
And the groan she gave as she went down, it caused us to proclaim
That the Mary Ellen Carter would rise again.

Well, the owners wrote her off; not a nickel would they spend.
She gave twenty years of service, boys, then met her sorry end.
But insurance paid the loss to them, they let her rest below.
Then they laughed at us and said we had to go.

But we talked of her all winter, some days around the clock,
For she's worth a quarter million, afloat and at the dock.
And with every jar that hit the bar, we swore we would remain
And make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again.

Rise again, rise again, that her name not be lost
To the knowledge of men.
Those who loved her best and were with her till the end
Will make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again.

All spring, now, we've been with her on a barge lent by a friend.
Three dives a day in hard hat suit and twice I've had the bends.
Thank God it's only sixty feet and the currents here are slow
Or I'd never have the strength to go below.

But we've patched her rents, stopped her vents, dogged hatch and
porthole down.
Put cables to her, 'fore and aft and birded her around.
Tomorrow, noon, we hit the air and then take up the strain.
And watch the Mary Ellen Carter Rise Again.

For we couldn't leave her there, you see, to crumble into scale.
She'd saved our lives so many times, living through the gale
And the laughing, drunken rats who left her to a sorry grave
They won't be laughing in another day. . .

And you, to whom adversity has dealt the final blow
With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go
Turn to, and put out all your strength of arm and heart and brain
And like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.

Rise again, rise again - though your heart it be broken
And life about to end
No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend.
Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.

(Thanks to my closest friend from my UCLA days for introducing me to Mr. Rogers and for taking me to McCabe's Guitar Shop to see him!)

So here are this week's watch parties. Again, use the comment section to add to the list and/or organize a group to watch together. Thanks to the alumni association for also compiling a list and to all the local chapters that make it happen.

Los Angeles Area


Q's Billiard Club & Restaurant
11835 Wilshire Blvd
West L.A. 90025

UCLA Westside Sports

San Francisco Bay Area


First & Main Sports Lounge
397 Main Street
Los Altos

RSVP: Jerry Fuqua

East Bay

The Stadium Pub
1420 Lincoln Ave
Walnut Creek


San Francisco

Bus Stop
1901 Union St.
San Francisco


Orange County

Costa Mesa/Newport Beach

Newport Rib Company
2196 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa

Barnaby Wang

Capistrano Beach

The Surfin Cowboy
34235 Doheny Park Rd.
Capistrano Beach 92624

Lisa Ly


JP23 BBQ Smokehouse
101 S. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton 92832

Greg Gabriel

San Diego Area


Beachside Bar & Grill
806 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas 92024

Trish Halsey-Munroe & Christine Burke

Pacific Beach

The Wood
4190 Mission Blvd.
San Diego 92109

Kelly Lowry

Other California

Inland Empire: Corona

Buffalo Wild Wings
2670 Tuscany Street, Ste. 101

Tim Losner

San Luis Obispo/Central Coast/Pismo Beach

Shell Beach Brew House
1527 Shell Beach Rd.
Pismo Beach 93449

Gordon Bosserman


Morgan's Bar & Grill
3348 S St.

Phil Hawkins


Brendan's Irish Pub,
1755 E. Daily Drive
Camarillo 93010

Karen Lough



857 Collier Rd
Atlanta 30318

Kamika Dillard


1123 S. Congress Ave.
Austin 78704

Lauren Davis


The North Star
222 Friend St
Boston, MA 02114

RSVP here.


The Commonwealth Tavern
2000 W. Roscoe St.
Chicago 60618

Jon Siegel


2811 McKinney Ave. Ste. 22
Dallas 75204

Ryan Wirtz


Breckenridge Colorado Craft
2220 Blake St
Denver 80205

Dominick Vicente


Marquis II,
2631 Bissonnet St.
Houston 77005

Melissa Anderson

Las Vegas

T-Bird Lounge
6560 W. Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas 89110

Michael Bartlett

New York

121 Fulton St.
121 Fulton St.
NY 10038

Note: Reservations available by emailing

Oregon & SW Washington

Nicoli's Grill & Sports Bar
17880 SW McEwan Rd.
Lake Oswego 97035

Pam Freedman


Tavern on Broad
200 S. Broad
Philadelphia 19102

Rachel Wolf and Ali Gushue


Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill
2121 E. Highland Ave.
Phoenix 85016

Chey Tor


Spitfire in Belltown
2219 4th Ave.
Seattle 98121

RSVP here. (21 and over only)

Washington, D.C.

The Laughing Man Tavern
1306 G St., Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

RSVP here.

This team has the heart, character, and talent to do this.

But we've patched her rents, stopped her vents, dogged hatch and
porthole down.
Put cables to her, 'fore and aft and birded her around.
Tomorrow, noon, we hit the air and then take up the strain.
And watch the Mary Ellen Carter Rise Again.

Go Bruins!

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