It's the Big Game this weekend! Tips on how to take that wacky "BART" train to "the East Bay" are exchanged, history is retold, anecdotes about marching band and intra-school antics are fondly related. Blue, Gold, Red, bears, pine trees, axes, fight songs! Everyone's looking forward to it!
Ex: Who do you think is going to win the Big Game on Saturday?
Gov: [Pause] What is the Big Game?
Gov: Well, your guess is as good as mine. I was wrong with the Red Sox and my wife won that bet, as a matter of fact she was so excited she jumped up and down and broke her foot. So I'm not going to go into, I'm not that good at predicting the victory.
Ex: You are the people's governor, you should say University of California.
Gov: That is what I wish but it is not what I can predict will happen. I wish that is the direction it goes.
Wow, that sounds really sincere from the guy who sits on the UC Regents Board (.pdf) and signs all the UC diplomas. Guess he's still upset about the person who egged him at Cal State Long Beach (see above). (Weren't the forced tuition hikes payback enough for the public school system?)