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90 minutes to go

After some techical difficulties, I”ve finally gotten online here at Memorial Stadium. There’s about 90 minutes until kickoff and fans are streaming into the stadium. Several players from both teams are warming up on the field. That includes Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge, who seems to be throwing fine and doesn’t has nothing in the way of a splint on his hand.

The biggest news so far? An airplane is circling the stadium carrying a message that reads: “SEC RULES PAC-10 DROOLS.” I’m trying to find out who is responsible. Maybe Tennessee safety Jonathan Hefney?

The Tennessee band has just started playing and has been greeted by some rowdy booing by gthe Cal faithful that has already arrived. The band has five trombone players, something we noticed because this is the 25th anniversary of the play. It looks as though there will be a pretty strong Vols contingent, but Bears fans should drown them out easily.

I’ll be checking in as the afternoon and evening progresses, until about halftime when I will have to start cranking on my stories for tomorrow’s paper.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • Gabe

    One question I had while walking into the stadium. What was up with the 50,000 megaphones? What’s the story? It was obviously all just an elaborate hoax because I didn’t see one in sight. I guess it was all meant metaphorically then? The real megaphone was me I guess. My destroyed voice the next day would attest to that.

    Still, I would love to hear how they concocted that one and who was in on it, and even who wasn’t? Might we look forward to more beneficial game day hoaxes like that one?

  • Gabe

    One question I had while walking into the stadium. What was up with the 50,000 megaphones? What’s the story? It was obviously all just an elaborate hoax because I didn’t see one in sight. I guess it was all meant metaphorically then? The real megaphone was me I guess. My destroyed voice the next day would attest to that.

    Still, I would love to hear how they concocted that one and who was in on it, and even who wasn’t? Might we look forward to more beneficial game day hoaxes like that one?