Cal at Notre Dame Football: Pre-Game Photo Essay
Hey Golden Blogs people, remember these things?
(Nick’s weekly column returns tomorrow. In the meantime, a blast from the past, a photo essay!)
The trip to Notre Dame started out for many people the same way: How do you get to Notre Dame? It’s in the middle of nowhere! Classic America, leaving 80% of the land for corn and things that can make corn.
For many of us, it started out with a bus.
For many of the Write For California crew, there was a party bus (thanks to master of tailgates CasaDeHank for his work), which meant many free drinks to the game and back!
I opted for a drink that might be lemonade, might be vodka soda. Sources cannot confirm.
Oh wait, I guess I did. Still not very sober are we.
We then arrived at South Bend, which was filled with large brick houses all over.
Campus police were hard at work making sure very large streets were clear.
Here’s a rock with false advertising. Where’s the green? Investigate!
I didn’t get to this, so here’s a photo from an old friend of a thing people care about.
Ryan Hall, established in the historical year of 2009, when Cal was still considered a good football team! A relic of bygone times!
Golden Bearcast podcaster Andy took a photo of this building thinking it was an important landmark. It was a parlor called Pizza π.
There was a Cal tailgate on the Northwest side, setup by several cool Cal alum.
The Irish were pretty polite today. Mostly a beer pong day after starting 0-2. The most notable intimidation was handing out drawings of middle fingers. If I wanted middle fingers I’d book my Cal-USC tickets tomorrow!
Our merry band of sickos then doused a shot of malört to try and keep our 5-0 streak going when drinking malört pre-game. That’s one tradition many of us would like to see die, although maybe it’s a malört in California sort of thing?
Or maybe it was cancelled out by this harbinger of doom.
The central Notre Dame campus is very large. Too many unnecessary lawns you have to water! Conserve! The superior University of San Francisco understands this.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart church was definitely a very cool sight and the campus highlight. Notre Dame is a Catholic school apparently!
I’m running out of space on this post, so I can’t post everything. So here is one photo of the most famous pope, Darth Sidious.
Next up, in-game and postgame photos and any other photos I remember! Maybe!
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