On Friday, November 28, my wife, brother-in-law, and I went to see the Stanford Cardinal take on the UCLA Bruins. Stanford had won the last six meetings - could they make it a seventh?
Stanford band in red
UCLA band getting ready to honor Troy Aikman at halftime.
The three-time Super Bowl winner and Hall of Famer got his start at UCLA, and was having his number 8 retired.
Notice the Aikman name at bottom center, and the confetti in the air (immediately after the unveiling).
Go Cardinal (funny thing though - technically I was a UCLA student at the time of this game, since I was taking an online class with them)
The silliest mascot in college sports
Couple yards to go...
Stanford stunned UCLA 31-10, to destroy UCLA's post-season dreams and aspirations (apologies to my boss, who was once the captain of the Bruins).
Coming up next = a much more disappointing football game, further north.