what a weekend for the california golden bears! as many of you already know, i attended cal (aka berkeley) for my undergraduate education. it was an incredible place to attend college, especially coming from suburban orange county! i fell in love with the sights, the sounds, and the energy coming from every corner of that campus. i also fell in love with the man who would become my husband while we were students there. 🙂
perhaps most exhilirating during my college experience was witnessing the evolution of a college football team. much to my husband’s delight, i absolutely love watching football. there is nothing like the excitement of
sitting standing in the student section and screaming your lungs out for the team. cal was not much of a football school when we arrived on campus… i think they were 1-10 our freshman year. ouch! but then came tedford…and coach tedford has completely changed the dynamic of the team since his arrival in 2002. as a result, erik & i had the thrill of watching many incredible games during our time at cal. do you remember our magical defeat of usc (in triple overtime!) in 2003? cal truly became a team to be reckoned with in college football.
this weekend…cal defeated oregon and moved up to the #3 spot in the polls. we haven’t held a #3 ranking since 1952. i am overjoyed! we are now 5-0. the bears will be in town in a few weeks to play ucla… and i *just* might be there to witness it. 🙂
(a beautiful view of campus shot by my husband, 2004)