Technically, I don’t have a dog in this fight. Never have, as I’m not an alumni of either school.
It’s been argued that I should root for Cal, because it’s part of a public university system, like SFSU/CSU, versus the private university that is Stanford. But I’ve never embraced that aspect.
I’ve been to more Cal Bears games (2?) than Stanford Cardinal games (1).
Stanford was the first college that I remember wanting to attend, all because it had the same school colors as the high school that I ended up attending.
Stanford is where John Elway went to school. I saw him in that one lone football game that I went to, vs. Ohio State. The game is available on YouTube.
And no offense to Gamma Gamma chapter, but I always felt more comfortable with Zeta chapter whenever I attended Alpha Phi Omega events at either school.
I’ve always liked the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band over the Cal Band.
So, like I have for as long as I can remember, today I root for Stanford.
All right now.