UCLA fans have always been cool given they’re a fellow UC school and there’s a commonality. That’s been my experience both at Memorial and at the Rose Bowl…sorta like cousins at Thanksgiving. It’s a friendly deal.
I expect the same with Davis.
Even the dreaded Furds are normal people who just happen to root for the wrong team. OTOH, many Oregon fans are indeed a**hats and they’re right up there with $C in arrogance.
I think that we are getting a little delusional here by expecting a big turnout for Saturday’s game. I will be in Beverly Hills on Saturday and may not listen to the game at all. That would be the first time I haven’t listened on radio, watched on tv or attended a Cal game in about 19 years. There’s just nothing to get me excited about this practice game with UC Davis. To put things in perspective, the Aggies will be battling it out with South Dakota, Southern Utah and Sac State later in the season. Having just said that, it will probably be a close tilt because the Cal players won’t be up for the game. I still remember Ap State beating Michigan a few years ago.
Steve, I disagree. There are a lot of UC Davis alums, fans and parents all over northern Cal and the Bay Area. Despite your low opinion of the Aggies and their conference, I have been to a few of their home games in Davis (my son is a recent graduate) and they have a very loyal and enthusiastic fan base. Even if its not sold out, I expect a good crowd despite the fact that Davis is not yet in session for the fall quarter (yes, Davis is on the quarter system).
I would rather be opening against Davis than against Sac State, ala the furds.