Posts Tagged ‘sports’
OMG. O-HI-O was the most amazing experience of my life. Like I knew going into the roadtrip that it’d be one for the ages-because they are an amazing football school. But I never expected THIS. US, beating the #1 team in the nation. It was so surreal that I get chills still every time that I watch the highlights for the game and the fact that the Illini are plastered all over the news. We’re finally getting SOME legit recognition. It’s still hard to get it though ’cause we’re such a young program. We’ve never been a HUGE football school, even though our football team tends to do better than our basketball team. Sad really, especially with all the renovation that Memorial Stadium is seeing these days. I’m really glad now that I’m staying through the weekend for the Northwestern game ’cause it’ll be so worth it. I mean, it’s the very last home game of the season, which makes it that much sweeter. AND THEN, it’ll be on to Florida from there. I CAN’T WAIT FOR NEW YEARS! And maybe I’ll even get a kiss in this year ;). Haha, just kidding. YAY! :) SUPER SUPER SUPER-excited! :) :) :) Oh, what an amazing Saturday it was!
*Yellowcard – Lights And Sounds
This weekend was definitely a disappointment in terms of college football. I knew that Cal couldn’t possibly stay undefeated until we had to play USC. Basically just waiting for the ball to drop. It was just unfortunate that it had to once again be against UCLA…at the Rose Bowl (on the irony of that!) Bye bye Rose Bowl berth! And then we lost to Michigan which was the real punch in the stomach for an already shifty game.
However! At least Steele came down from Chi-Town and there was lots of fun all around Campustown.
I’m going home in less than a month! :) I do want to work on black friday since I don’t care much about shopping on that day. Anyway, there was a kid at JKaye’s party who really wanted to play with my iPhone. As if saying no wasn’t enough, he kept trying to drag me away from my friends to bother me some more about it (more like begging actually). Just ask nicely? Jerk.
*Jimmy Eat World – Open Bar Reception
So I really have not blogged in a super-long time here (sorry!). This year has definitely been a lot busier than i thought it would be. In between all the schoolwork, Illini Pride events (’cause I actually go to most, if not all the events now), 13 hours of work a week, it doesn’t leave much time for anything else. And it’s going to just become tougher (homecoming float building, barndance, extra online courses to fulfill my dual degree requirements, and the overlap of fall and winter sports…) Yeah. Sounds exciting doesn’t it?
I’ve been REALLY excited about football season though! We were finally ranked / receiving votes so it’s been an amazing season. With one more win, we will be bowl-bound! But not to get ahead of myself here, no matter what, NOBODY thought we would even be 5-2 at this point in the season. Week 8 is just around the corner now so I can’t wait for Michigan and UCLA! (Cal was SO close to #1, but hey! at least the Rose Bowl is still looking great for my favorite golden bears!) Sadly though, basketball season is starting up which I hate ’cause that always means it’s the end of the football season. And it’s nearing the end of baseball season. Cubs have done extremely well and Giants are finally rid of Bonds next season :) Some one take me to Wrigley and Fenway!
Enough about sports…
The semester is halfway done with and my grades aren’t exactly where I want them to be. But I’ve been learning to study more lately so I should be able to have something decent by the end of the semester (hopefully…if I wanna keep my James Scholar Honors status. haha).
*Jimmy Eat World – Chase This Light
Victoria, not Victorious
At last Saturday’s Cal men’s hoops season finale versus USC, Bears boosters pulled a prank that straddles the fuzzy gray line between “Crap-Yer-Pants Hilarious” and “Inexcusably Cruel.”
When USC guard Gabe Pruitt took his first trip to the free throw line early in the game, the Cal student section hollered in unison: “VIC-TOR-IA, VIC-TOR-IA,” and then yelled out a telephone number. Pruitt glanced back at the crowd in horror and bewilderment before clanking his free throws.
It turns out that a couple of mischeivous little bastards from the Cal student section had been IM’ing with Pruitt all week under the identity of “Victoria,” a fictional UCLA hottie, and Pruitt was eagerly anticipating a date with this nubile co-ed back in Westwood after the game. In preparation for the date, Pruitt had handed over his digits, which the Cal student section recited back to him in unison.
Pruitt, a 79% free throw shooter this season, missed both shots after the “VIC-TOR-IA” chants began, and hit only three out of 13 shots the whole game. Cal beat USC by 11 for the season sweep, in part due to the Cal fans’ devious psy-ops.
One other event of note: In the last seconds of the game, walk-on guard Steve Panawek, who had played just two minutes of the entire PAC-10 season, got to finish the final home game of his Cal career by stealing a USC pass and sprinting coast-to-coast for a thunderous slam dunk, an outcome so shocking and wonderful that it provoked this reaction from the starters on the bench:
*thanks Jueli for showing me this.
18 hours on
03 buses crossing
02 state borders with
we may be #2 in the Big-Ten now…but wait&see.
We’ll have that back-to-back-to-back Champions title, baby.
bleeding orange&blue, always&forever.
*dynasties and streaks are meant to be broken & they’re meant to be rebuilt, a million times better.