(Written by Ken Crawford)
For much of the Tedford era there was a constant refrain from the students in the Cal blogosphere: “The Alumni side wasn’t making any noise… don’t they care!?!”
What a difference a few years makes:
I noticed this too at the game, but nice to see it from a professional reporter:
- The Cal student section at Memorial Stadium had perhaps 200 fans when the game began at 12:30 p.m.
That’s right students. The Alumni side was about 60% full when the game started and only filled in minimally more throughout the game. We WERE THERE to cheer on our team when they came out of the tunnel. Over in the student section, it was 5% full at that point, and maybe, just maybe, grew to match the percentage of the alumni side at its peak.
Thus for time immortal, I will reference this post whenever some sophomoric genius gets his panties in a wad about lack of noise from the alumni… because you know what, it’s the alumni that can be counted on to show up and root for their Bears no matter what.
The students are FAR more fickle.