Today’s game has been officially designated as UCLA’s Centennial Celebration game and will feature a number of in-game elements looking back at the school’s first 100 years.
The team is marking the Centennial with a UCLA 100 helmet sticker for every game and a UCLA 100 patch will be worn on their home jerseys all season long.
This got me thinking about the NFL because the league is celebrating this season also, but there is a bit of a difference between UCLA’s Centennial and what the NFL is celebrating.
UCLA is celebrating the fact that the school was started 100 years ago. After all, who hasn’t seen the round UCLA logo which indicates that the school was established in 1919. Certainly, most Bruin alums will be able to tell you that 1919 was the year when the school was created.
On the other hand, the NFL didn’t play its first season until 1920.
So, while the Bruins are, in fact, celebrating the school’s Centennial, the NFL has chosen to celebrate its 100th season.
So, it’s just interesting to note that, while UCLA came into existence 100 years ago, this season is actually the Bruins’ 101st season playing football.
Yup, that’s right. UCLA has had a football team ever since it began back in 1919 and, in that respect, UCLA football has been around for one more year than the NFL which didn’t play its first season until 1920.
Let’s look at the gametime weather forecast for today’s Centennial Celebration game.
Game Time Weather Forecast
It’s going to be a hot one today at the Rose Bowl. It will be a hot 89° at kickoff and it’s going stay that hot well into the second half.
Fans will finally get a bit of relief in the fourth quarter when the temperature should drop a few degrees into the mid to upper 90s by the end of the game.
Listen to the Game Here on BN!
This season, we are proud to, again, have today’s audio feed for everyone who opts to use the TuneIn player embedded below. For optimum results at home, start the audio feed then pause your DVR and sync them up together so you don’t have to listen to the Pac-12 Networks broadcast team of Ted Robinson and Yogi Roth if you don’t want to, even though Yogi is one of the best broadcasters out there.