With the Big Game just around the corner, it would seem inappropriate not to relive “The Play.”

Watch ‘The Play’

“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).

Video Source: on YouTube


Dropbox, the fantastic online storage service, is currently having a “Space Race” competition to see which university can get the most students on Dropbox. Dropbox is giving away free space for your Dropbox account (up to an extra 25 GB) that is good for two years. read more »

To prepare us for the Big Game against Stanford this weekend, tons of clubs and organizations have been selling shirts on Sproul with their ideas of school spirit. We’ll leave it up to you to decide which you like best, because there are just so many to choose from.

Cal Quidditch

Cal Quidditch says “Voldemort Went to Stanford,” which apparently would be a strike against the Cardinals in their book.

Phi Sigma Phi

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One thing they don’t tell us before we get here is not to step on the emblems. The nice, shiny gold ones on the west side of memorial glade. They tell us how to use resources, how to pick our classes and how to chant stuff that no one remembers — but they don’t tell us how not to fail out through a misplaced Irish jig.

It would be a useful thing to mention. Some people jog over it — that replaces one of their papers with a cut and pasted Wikipedia article about fingernails. Some people bike over it — their bike will then become depressed and require expensive counseling. And don’t even ask what happens if you roller blade over it. Fortunately for roller-bladers, it’s no longer the ’90s. read more »

Listen, we know what you’re thinking and we’re thinking it too: mythological creatures have been so underappreciated lately. They used to be the talk of the town, and now they’ve just sort of fallen to the wayside. But never fear! We’ve been brainstorming ways to get them back into the limelight (where they belong). So let’s all imagine for a second. What if the biggest (or lamest, in Stanfurd’s case) universities in California had mythological mascots?! We know, we’re really excited too.

Let’s start with a few obvious choices as a warm-up: UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara.

The UC Davis Garden Gnomes


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Go BearsIn all this Occupy chaos, we hope you haven’t forgotten what really matters — it’s Big Game week! What better way is there to shamelessly encourage school spirit than … a comedy show? At first, a comedy show doesn’t seem to be so “pep n’ go” but it’s actually a great excuse to take stabs at our beloved transbay trees  (no, your mascot is not a cardinal, it’s a damn tree … kind of). And so, the Clog took some time to attend Laugh Your Axe Off.

The California Golden Overtones and UC Men’s Octet both made appearances, but it probably wasn’t what you’re used to hearing from them. The Men’s Octet sang a song called, “Stanford Girls,” to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girls,” but inserted lines like, ” Stanford girls look just like Berkeley squirrels,” “God, she smells like sh**” and  … “whores.” Yet, they somehow sounded classy the entire time. read more »

Sunday Shout-Out picks out the week’s stories that simply slipped our minds.

* While you were out drunk at 12:30 p.m. yesterday, fashionistas were totally judging your look. [BARE]

* If you weren’t among the thousands at Memorial Stadium or in the rabble of Tightwad Hill, you can catch up on Cal Band’s halftime show. Oh, nostalgia. [YouTube]

* Help the little bear out. This looks like a future Clog photo. [Photo Blog]

* Scared for finals? Maybe you should’ve just gone elsewhere and paid for your A’s. [Paper Trail]

Image Source: Daily Cal
Earlier: The Same Old, Same Old

We at the Clog would like to take this time to congratulate the Stanford College pre-med Cardinals for finding such a fantastic loophole in all the back-breaking requirements for medical school.

Apparently, Stanford kids are filling the seats of a certain physics summer class over at Santa Clara University. Hey, these folks have this system figured out–word on the street is that this class offers a full year of physics in three breezy months, an “approachable” high school teacher and a bright and shiny “A” at the end of the course. read more »

As promised, here’s the grizzly footage of Stanfurd’s tree against dear Oski. We love the commentating for this video, but most of all, we love that even as Oski’s escorted out, he still struts his signature walk.

And here’s another thought: Anyone see an allegory here? If Oski can beat up the Stanfurd tree, how does that bode for, say, a grove of oaks against a group of Golden Bears?

We think we already know the answer to that.

Bear vs. Tree [YouTube]