Big Game 2010 was absolutely glorious. From the not-actually-that-bad weather, to the epic LSJUMB costumes, to – oh, yeah – our domination of Cal, Big Game consisted of epic Stanford supremacy from start to finish.
Hopefully you cheered alongside me through rain and shine (and touchdown after touchdown after touchdown). If not, however, don’t worry: here are my top picks of priceless Stanford moments, as accompanied by Big Game photos taken by yours truly.
Notable Big Game Moments:
- Invasion of the deadmice: MAJOR props to the Band for incredible costumes. With deadmice and Mexican wrestlers and Elmos (oh, my!), LSJUMB was, yet again, a big, happy, goofy swarm that contrasted beautifully with Cal’s stodgy stovepipe slacks and (budget-cut induced?) mini-capes. And drum major Garrett Schlesinger and the Dollies looked super classy. You rock that, Zeus.
- Andrew Luck’s amazing rush: all I can say is “Heis-man, Heis-man, Heis-man….” Watch the video here and have your mind blown.
- Cal shakes its groove thing: I haven’t decided whether to label Cal’s hip hop routines as cute or incredibly awkward. Taio Cruz in capes? Hm. There seems to be some anachronism here….
- Cal “touchdown of the game”: during the second quarter, the stadium announcer told us to direct our eyes to the jumbotron to watch Cal’s best touchdown of the game! Too bad Cal hadn’t scored yet….
- Ridiculous security: anticipating the frenetic end of the game, security lined up roughly 50 representatives and two lines of caution tape (oh, baby!). The first Stanford student trying to rush the field got owned by five security officers. Later students snaked around the sides of the barricade with great success.
- Goldilocks: Stanford Jack-of-all-trades Owen Marecic wasn’t the only blond beauty on the field. Cal’s #45 Jed Barnett also rocked a Marecic-style mane.
- Richard Sherman is the man: this one’s my personal favorite. Amidst the raucous axe-attainment antics and celebrations, Stanford cornerback Richard Sherman singlehandedly shushed the entire Stanford crowd to raise a “whose house? C-house!” cheer from a whisper. Talk about crowd presence!
Love me some LSJUMB…. Well done, Band. Your coordinated anarchy was a perfect metaphor for Stanford’s ability to work hard and play harder.