Tuesday, October 9, 2007

We're #2!


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Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
Well, Cal's football team is ranked #2 in the nation this week. A bunch of highly ranked teams (cough-USC-cough) lost this week, while Cal had a bye, so we moved up from #3 to #2, behind LSU.

About the photo: when the Cal band plays that Cal song and forms the script Cal on the field, the Sousaphone section looks like it's wandering off to do its own thing. They go as a section, high-stepping (really leaping and kicking their legs in the air in front of them) around the field, and end up at the end of the swoosh that underlines the Cal. I managed to grab this action shot of the band with their legs up high.

Still haven't touched my knitting in ages, but I got lots of rest last night and work let out early (ran out of things to do) so yesterday I felt really good. Still basking in the glow of well-restedness this morning. Have a great day, wherever you are!



Edited to add:
From The Sweetie:
"that cal song" is "Fight for California" :)
http://www.calband.berkeley.edu/calband/media/calsongs/fight.html


Our sturdy Golden Bear,
Is watching from the skies,
Looks down upon our colors fair,
And guards us from his lair.
Our banner Gold and Blue,
The symbol on it too,
Means FIGHT! for California.
For California through and through!

Stalwarts girded for the fray,
Will strive for victory,
Their all at Mater's feet will lay,
That brain and brawn will win the day.
Our mighty sons and true
Will strive for us anew,
And PIVOT! for California,
For California through and through!

5 comments:

knitseashore said...

I hope your kitty is still improving. We do all kinds of medicine and I know it is hard but when they get better, it makes it worth it.

Your shawl is pretty!

trek said...

Good rest - sounds heavenly!

judy g. said...

Aren't sousaphones usually off doing their own thing?

Marching bands were so dorky up here on the prairies when I played flute- I lived in mortal fear that the "cool" kids wouldn't see me in the parade. I am glad I am somewhat more resistant to peer pressure (perceived or real) now that I'm older. At least people have stopped accusing me of being old and doddering because I knit.

Birdsong said...

Great team spirit there, grrl! We have a dear friend who used to play the tuba in the Cal band, back almost two decades ago.

KarenJoSeattle said...

My dad used to occasionally sing the Cal fight song. I think he sang that version, though he often changed words and had other football fight songs he sang more often. My parents attended Berkely probably before any of us were born, unless there's someone else here who remembers Cal from the 40s.