Just a quick note to everyone on the biggest event going on in the sports world this evening. When I was at Pacific, football was still king, but then it was dropped a year after I graduated.
This is a re-building year for Tiger basketball after three straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, but nothing brings in a crowd like a nationally televised game. This is old hat to some of you who went to big name schools but for us from the little schools it’s a big game. When we beat UNLV on “Big Monday” and had Dickie V. shouting “It’s pandemonium at the Spanos Center” while we rushed the court, it was a memorable moment. Especially since we didn’t have that many on the football field as seen from this quote from the Cal Bears web site referring to a game against UOP in 1991, “The Bears squared off against Pacific, coached by current Stanford head coach Walt Harris, and gave the Tigers a thorough thrashing, beating them 86-24. The Bears set 16 records that day and 10 of those have yet to be broken. Some of those records include, most points scored, most touchdowns scored (12) and most first downs (35). “
I now return you to your regularly schedule programming.