Bowl-ling in Las vega.


Well, my “desire” of seeing my alma mater, my California Golden Bears play the hometown boys, the Fresno State Bulldogs in a championship game, did not occur. Rather, my Bears are headed to Phoenix metro for a Dec. 31 bowl game, called the Cheez-It Bowl. And also our hometown Bulldogs are headed to Las Vegas for the Mitsubishi Las Vega Bowl. Either place would certainly have been terrific for this desire match.

My bro Bob, other half Laura, and also I are driving to Vegas for the Dec. 15 game (Saturday). Considering that it starts at 12:30 pm, we are leaving Clovis early today!!!! Las vega in December was a household custom for years. Why? My Mom enjoyed midtown Las vega, the old school gambling establishments, as well as the solid Hawaiian ambiance of the downtown eateries. It was likewise an opportunity to celebrate her birthday.

The tradition of going has actually time out of mind gone away after her death. If we most likely to Vegas currently, it is primarily to see bosom friends, Ken as well as Debbie. Seldom do we set foot in a casino site, and also a lot more unusual, do we go to a sporting occasion. Las vega is additionally house to both the Political action committee 12 and also Hill West basketball tournaments.They likewise had an expert hockey team that made it to the Stanley Mug Finals in their first year. And also the Ray-duhs are headed to Transgression City for the 2020 season!

So, our home town Bulldogs will play the Sun Devils from nearby Tempe, AZ, and Arizona State University. My child was initially planning to attend institution there and also play on the golf team. It never ever took place! Yet it will certainly be a game where the Bulldogs can defeat yet an additional Special-interest group 12 team, having controlled the UCLA Bruins previously this year. They might conveniently claim be the very best university football team in California !!

Never let it be understood that Arizona State is an extra interesting team for the Pet dogs to play. For one, they have the “Hermanisms”, leaving the lips of their vociferous as well as audacious trainer, Herm Edwards. Herm started at Cal, quit football, tried to join the basketball team, after that moved to San Diego State, prior to playing in the NFL. He later coached KC as well as NY in the NFL, before ending up being a TV commentator, where his “Hermanisms” became legendary.Some of his well-known quotes: “You play to win the video game!” We have our work suitable us this year but that’s good, that’s how you discover exactly how excellent you are.” “Football teams are family members … I had a sister who utilized to defeat me up all the time, yet she was still my sibling.”

ASU is led by a running back, Eno Benjamin, that can run circle the Canines. However the Pets have a well balanced group, good on defense, as well as decent on infraction. And also that can bet against Jeff Tedford, the QB master and also head trainer who brought the Pet dogs back from 1-11, to two straight years of eleven wins!!

Anyway, we will drive to Las vega on Friday, store and also gamble, try to remember exactly how remarkable this trip was with my Mama, and also prepare for the video game. We may also attempt to eat at the exact same places. After, I intend to visit bosom friends for a few days, and get my “card video game face” on fight Ken in our unique video game of jewelry. Oh, there might be some events or pleased hours along the means!

I simply realized that I have actually never ever been to a college bowl game, though I have actually been to Super Bowls, Finals Fours, World Series, NBA Finals, and some others. I was holding out hope for my Golden Bears to make the Rose Dish (last time was Jan. 1, 1959). It might not take place in my lifetime!!!

BTW, our hometown Bulldogs won, 31 to 20!!!!! It was a large Las vega celebration after.

Go Canines!!!!