UCLA Football @ ASU Viewing Parties: "We Want the Funk"

Cameron Judge Bringing the Funk. He now wears #4 - Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

This Thursday night, Bruins will be gathering around televisions around the country to watch UCLA football take on the ASU Sun Devils. Last year this game knocked UCLA out of a chance to go to compete for the Pac-12 championship. This year, ASU and UCLA are again expected to be the top contenders in the Pac-12 south.

I was driving in my car and "Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" started playing. As I listened I had images of the hits some of the young Bruins (and veteran Bruins) have been putting on the opposition. "We Need the Funk, We Gotta have the Funk!" Couldn’t have said it better myself. This is what we will need this week against ASU. So, inspired by Achilles game book, I decided to use music to pay tribute to two young men who really brought the funk against Texas: Jaleel Wadood and Cameron Judge. I would say they tore "the roof off the sucker" that Jerry built. Let’s do it again this week. It should be easier since there is no roof. By the way, there are video versions, but my mom would be upset by some of the language!

Coach Mora if you are reading this, IMHO, this would make a great addition to your practice play list!

Okay, back to our purpose here. Thanks to the local UCLA Alumni Association chapters, the UCLA Alumni Association, and members of the Bruins Nation community we have a list of viewing parties that we know about. I apologize if a chapter has posted a gathering that I did not see. Please add it to the comment thread and let me know if it is a regular location. Some groups are requesting an RSVP to make sure they have enough space saved.

Los Angeles Area

South Bay

Tavern on Main,

123 Main Street

El Segundo

Please RSVP, preferably by Monday:

Southeast Los Angeles (Downey)

Joseph’s Bar & Grill

11032 Downey Ave.

Downey 90241


IX Tapa Cantina

119 E. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena 91105

RSVP by Monday:

Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.




More information here.

San Francisco Bay Area


The Old Pro

541 Ramona St

Palo Alto


East Bay

The Stadium Pub

1420 Lincoln Ave

Walnut Creek


San Francisco

Bus Stop

1901 Union St.

San Francisco


Orange County

Huntington Beach

Surf Dog’s Sports Grill 5932 Warner Ave.

Huntington Beach 92649


OC Sports Grill 450 North State College Blvd.

Orange 92868

Capistrano Beach

The Surfin Cowboy 34235 Doheny Park Rd.

Capistrano Beach 92624


JP23 BBQ Smokehouse 101 S. Harbor Blvd.

Fullerton 92832

San Diego Area


Beachside Bar & Grill

806 S. Coast Highway 101

Encinitas 92024

Pacific Beach

The Wood

4190 Mission Blvd

Other California

Palm Desert

Buffalo Wild Wings

72920 Highway 111

Palm Desert



The North Star

222 Friend St

Boston, MA 02114

RSVP here.


Commonwealth Tavern

2000 W. Roscoe St.

Chicago 60618


Breckenridge Brewery

471 Kalamath St.

Denver, CO 80204

New York

121 Fulton St

121 Fulton St.

NY 10038

Mandatory RSVP here.

Oregon & SW Washington


17880 SW McEwan Rd.

Lake Oswego



2219 4th Ave

Seattle 98121

RSVP here.

Washington D.C.

The Laughing Man Tavern1306 G St. Northwest


RSVP here.

Again, if you don't see a party in your area and would like to organize one, use the comments thread and/or go to the alumni network in your area and see if you can help them organize one.

In case you have not been able to keep up or just want a pre-game refresher, check out our ASU Game Hub which has practice notes, videos, and notes on the Sun Devils. There is also an twitter location leading to the game where people are updating viewing parties and other things: #uclavsasu

Have a great week and....

Go Bruins!

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