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UCLA Bruins Football vs. U.C. Berkeley Bears Football Watch Parties:The Battle of Evermore

It's time to "Bring it Back" Bruins! - Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

This Thursday night the Bruin football team will try to regain their stride as Jared Goff and the Berkeley Bears come to town. Kick-off is at 6 pm UCLA Time, which means many Bruins will be coming down with something around noon in the L.A. area, in order to hopefully get some good medicine at the Rose Bowl.

The team is down. The fans are down. Will the Bruins rise again, be prepared for this week's foe, find their balance, and their light again? This seems like the battle the Bruins face every year ... The Battle of Evermore ... or, will the dark Lord win tomorrow night. Let's hope the Bruins raise their bows again, shoot straight, and at last - the sun will be shining again. From Roger Plant and Jimmy Page:

The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath,
The drums will shake the castle wall,
The ring wraiths ride in black, ride on.

Sing as you raise your bow,
Shoot straighter than before.
No comfort has the fire at night
That lights the face so cold.

Oh dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the morning light.
The magic runes are writ in gold to bring the balance back.
Bring it back.

At last the sun is shining,
The clouds of blue roll by,
With flames from the dragon of darkness,
The sunlight blinds his eyes.

Bring it back. Bring it back!

For those of you not in the L.A. area or who cannot make it to Pasadena, there are watch parties going on around the country. We have as complete a list as you will find anywhere (including a couple not on the alumni network website). However, there still may be some going on that we don't know about, so please add, correct, or organize watch parties in the comment section.

Here are the parties we know of:

Bruin Watch Parties
Area Location Contact
Los Angeles Area
Downtown Public School 213612 Flower St. Anne Berman, CA 90017 Rebecca Couch
San Fernando Valley The Woodman,13615 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks Michael Menjivar
Westside Q's 11845 Wilshire Blvd., West L.A. Jennifer McKnew
San Francisco Bay Area
Peninsula The Old Pro, 541 Ramona St. Palo Alto 94301 Jerry Fuqua
East Bay The Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Ave, Walnut Creek 94596 Rich Urbanowicz
San Francisco Bus Stop, 1901 Union St., San Francisco Tomer Schwartz
Orange County
Costa Mesa/ Newport Beach Newport Rib Company, 2196 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa 92627 Greg Gabriel
Huntington Beach Surf Dog's Sports Grill, 5932 Warner Ave. 92624 Greg Gabriel
Laguna Niguel Signature Sports Bar, 30100 town Center Dr. 92677 Greg Gabriel
San Diego Area
Pacific Beach The Wood, 4190 Mission Blvd., San Diego 92109 Kelly Lowry
Other California
Channel Islands: Camarillo Brendan's Irish Pub, 1755 E. Daily Dr. | Camarillo, CA Xavier Flores '04
Fresno Sepuoia Brewing Co. 1188 E. ChamplainDr. #107 93720 Karen Roberts
Monterey Giant Artichoke at Cannery Row, 711 Cannery Row | Monterey, CA John Kitayama
Palm Dessert Buffalo Wild Wings, 72-920 Highway 111, Palm Desert 92260 Anne Berman
Pismo Beach Shell Beach Brew House, 1527 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach 93449 Gordon Bosserman
Sacramento Clubhouse 56, 723 - 56th St., (56th and H) | Sacramento, CA 95819 Carolyn Baker
OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA
Austin Roscoe's, 2408 San Gabriel
Austin, Texas
Lauren Davis
Atlanta T.Mac Lindberg Center (Taco Mac), 573 Main St. NE | Atlanta, GA 30324 Lisa Kolker
Baltimore Little Havana Restaurante y Cantina 1325 Key Hwy, Ste A | Baltimore, MD 21230 Danielle Piccinini
Boston The North Star, 222 Friend St, 02114 Jenice Tom
Chicago The Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., Chicago 60618 Jon Siegel
Dallas/Ft. Worth Cliff's Bar & Grill 3403 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204 Burch Gibson
Denver Breckenridge Colorado Craft, 2220 Blake St. | Denver, CO 80205 Dominick Vicente
Houston Marquis II, 2631 Bissonnet St. 77005 Melissa Anderson
New York Ainsworth Park 111 E. 18th St. New York, NY 10003 RSVP by email to: Becky Phan
Philadelphia Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad 19102 Ben Salehi
Phoenix/Temoe Dave & Buster's, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy | Tempe, AZ 85281 Chey Tor
Salt Lake City The Green Pig 31 East 400 South Franz Monroy
Spokane The Backyard Public House, 1811 W. Broadway Ave 99201 RSVP by email to: David Therrattil
Wachington D.C. The Laughing Man Tavern, 1306 G St., Northwest, 20005 info@dcbruins.com

It seems to me, that the Bruins really could use some big time fan support this week as they try to regroup and change the trajectory. So how about one big 8-clap from around the world to get things started:

Have a good day, and as always ...

Go Bruins!

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