Berkeley’s famous and beautiful Hotel Durant has one of the best things we’ve spied in a while: a Stanford urinal. It’s in the men’s bathroom in the lobby, and for bonus points, the Stanford urinal is the only urinal available, so all male guests have no choice but to relieve themselves on the Cardinal Red and that tree (their poor excuse of a marching band calls a mascot).
It just goes to show how important the university is to the city and local business. The hotel itself is named after Henry Durant, the first president of the University of California, and is host to many of the guests that visit the university every year.
We at the Clog not only applaud this strong show of support of Cal in the famous rivalry — we also encourage it to spread. These urinals should be used all over campus and in the bathrooms at Memorial Stadium as well. The rivalry is one of the biggest sources of school spirit on campus and an important part of our sports history. We hope to see more Stanford urinals around Berkeley in the future.
Image source: Daniel Radding, The Daily Californian
“The Play” is one of the most famous plays in American sports, and it’s Cal’s finest moment in the long history of the Big Game. You’re not a true Bear until you’ve seen the play. If you haven’t, don’t embarrass yourself asking someone about it; just watch it in the YouTube video above (you can thank us later). If you’re a true Bears’ fan, then just take a moment to relive the play a couple times and get excited for Cal to kick some Stanfurd ass this weekend. Maybe the Standford band will mess up again, and we’ll get to watch Keenan Allen knock over a couple of band members as he wins the game and brings back the Axe (knock on wood).
As the Golden Bears prepared to take on the Cardinal, The Daily Californian went up against its cross-bay rival The Stanford Daily for honor, glory and an Exacto knife glued to a wooden plaque. Oh yes, dear readers, Ink Bowl 2011 went down yesterday afternoon at Sand Hill Fields on Stanford’s freakishly large campus.
Posted by Eunice Choi on Saturday, November 19, 2011 05:48 pm
It has been a relaxing, peaceful week at Berkeley, hmmm?
Professors happily lecturing on their beloved subjects. Squirrels pouncing on each other. Us college folks getting pumped for the Big Game. Pot Food plentiful and smiles warming the air with love and laughter and joy and bright hippie sunshine!
No, we’re kidding. In reality, as we all know, many things of the opposite nature were circulating and electrifying the air. Students were calling loudly for the sake of their education. Classes were being cancelled due to angry faculty. Batons were, in the ever-so-accurate words of the Associated Press, “nudging” protestors and leaving them with bruises, broken ribs and sore spleens. The Haas School of Business experienced an alarming shooting and unexpected death.
And now, just in case all that wasn’t enough, a building on the corner of Telegraph Ave. and Haste St. caught fire Friday evening.
This season has had its fair share of ups and downs, but that doesn’t stop the Clog from getting totally amped for Big Game on Saturday. We bleed blue and gold (all day, every day) and when our Golden Bears take on Andrew Luck and co., we expect to see a pretty epic showdown.
Posted by Bon Jin Koo on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 03:31 pm
As all of you should know, something very important is happening this week. No, not that, you silly, the big Cal vs. Stanford game!
Now, plenty of things have been happening around campus in preparation for this epic game. Pretty lights, protests, bonfire rallies and the works! But in spite of all these elements in typical school rivalries, what is always a constant? That’s right, mascots!
Despite being technically extinct, Oski Bear’s presence is felt nearly everywhere at important Cal events. He’s there to cheer our football team. He’s at the parades. He hugs children and incoming students alike on Cal Day. But did you know an engineer started it all? read more »
Posted by Jill Cowan on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 02:51 pm
Despite the fact that the image Rally Comm chose for the BONFIRE RALLY!!! Facebook event kind of looks like a crackling inferno, the annual pre-Big Game bonfire rally is generally pretty fun and school spirit-y and overflowing with tradition and not hellish. In fact, it’s supposed to rain. It’s this Friday, November 19, at 7 p.m.
You might want to head up to the Greek Theatre early, though, because it fills up pretty fast and you have to get a ticket. The good news is, you do not have to pay for said ticket, and Facebook event attendance does not often correspond to reality attendance. So there’s that. read more »
Although Stanford somehow managed to take home the axe after last year’s Big Game, this year they were hacked into firewood and pulverized into sawdust, so to speak, in a 37-16 victory on Saturday. Their “mascot,” which looked like a bunch of poinsettia-inspired potholders attached to a metal rack with bloodshot eyes and a creepily smiley mouth hanging off it like a Christmas ornament, was basically just a redder and more infuriated version of last year’s just as unsightly counterpart.
Hurrah for a night of legitimized barbarism and college fun! Berkeley’s finest clappers will be hosting the traditional Big Game Bonfire Rally, and we hear it’s supposed to be hot stuff (hah). We love fires. A lot.
This night is so huge that one online encyclopedia felt the need to define it. It’s also not so huge that Wikipedia felt no need to define it. Jerks.
What: Big Game Bonfire Rally Where: Greek Theatre
When: Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m. Cost: Free, no ticket required read more »