I’ve been at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley and watched Cal student pelt the USC band with oranges in 1991.
I’ve been at Pauley Pavilion when the scoreboard actually read U$C and rowdy UCLA students had to be locked in a storage closet to restore order. And then there was the 2010 USC-UCLA game, where about 40 fans fought outside the Rose Bowl and two men were stabbed.
But in a delicious twist, I’m now seeing Cal and UCLA fans forget they hate USC and go after each other with a vengeance over the Bruins’ Big Ten move.
It’s like USC left a time bomb and slipped away, leaving Cal and UCLA to deal with the fallout. Even the fan sites are at war as these tweets demonstrate.
Incorrect.— Mike Regalado 🏀🏈🎧 (@MikeRegaladoLA) August 18, 2022
There are absolutely zero financial damages that UCLA has to account for. If Cal would’ve handled it’s finances better as well as have good football and basketball teams, then it wouldn’t be in this predicament. https://t.co/h8fCdozdjj
UC Berkeley is the flagship University of the state because it is closer to Sacramento than Los Angeles is? https://t.co/ETRSegoKZe— Mike Regalado 🏀🏈🎧 (@MikeRegaladoLA) August 17, 2022
This shirt needs to happen. pic.twitter.com/OtiqvncVSo— Erkki Corpuz (@ewcorpuz) August 18, 2022
I never thought I would care but UCLA plays at Cal on Nov. 25.
That’s a Friday so the game will be on Fox and hopefully there will be plenty of irate students. Although it’s Thanksgiving weekend, so knowing the Pac-12 the stadium will be half empty.
But emotions are hot right now between the schools. And for once, USC isn’t the bad guy.