Today we went to the Cal-Washington football game. This was the last game held at Memorial Stadium before it is torn down and rebuilt. It’s about time – the bleachers are falling apart, the concrete is deteriorated, and it’s seismically unsafe. The outcome of the game was not a good one: Cal lost 16-13 on the last play of the game, where Washington scored a touchdown. It rained (and even hailed) for much of the game, which I suppose is kind of poetic.
We ran into Paul (pictured above), an old Cal Cycling friend of mine. Unlike me, he’s been to Cal games all season. I’ve only witnessed their futility on the TV until now. Below is a short video of the last play of the game, and the end of the Bears season. Washington had the ball on 4th down, with half a yard to the end zone, with one second on the clock. If Washington had been stopped, Cal would have won the game and gone to a bowl game. As turned out, Cal could not stop Washington, and finished the season with a losing record, and no bowl game. Wait until the end to see what Paul’s opinion was.