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Football: Question of the day

Memorial Stadium drew a sellout crowd of 62,583 fans for Saturday’s international soccer game between Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

How many football dates this fall will attract crowds that size?

Certainly the Nov. 22 Big Game will be a sellout.

How many more?

The Sept. 6 home opener against Sac State on Sept. 6? Not a chance.

Sept. 27 vs. Colorado? Seriously?

Oct. 11 vs. Washington? Don’t see it.

Oct. 18 against UCLA? Hmm . . . maybe.

Oct. 24 vs. Oregon? Doesn’t count for this discussion because the game will be played at Levi’s Stadium.

Nov. 29 vs. BYU? An intriguing possibility. The Cougars will draw well, but how many Cal fans still will be interested if a long season to that point had produced, say, three victories?

Anyway, I’ll set the over-under at 1 1/2. If you choose the over, that means you believe the Bears will sell out the Big Game plus at least one more.

Jeff Faraudo

  • bigdruid

    Ucla plus Big Game seem like safe bets. So I’ll go 2.

  • Pasadena Dave

    Under. Last time we were this bad was during the Holmoe years. Even during those years, we always drew well against the LA schools, but never sold out. I’d say Big Game and that’s it. That’s with the assumption that we will struggle and won’t surpass three games in the win column.