Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Play

Stanford won today against Cal Bears with a comfortable margin of 23 to 13.
Thank God they did not have to send their Marching Band into the field to stop Cal Bears from winning the game as in 1982. HeHeHe.
It was November 20, 1982. Stanford against Cal at the Cal Berkeley Stadium. Stanford Cardinals were leading 20-19 with only 4 seconds to play. The Cardinals flooded the field to celebrate and the referee ushered them back to the bench.
Now with only 4 seconds left, Cal had possession of the ball.
Stanford’s band, assuming their team has already won, started marching into the field. The Cal Bears made several backward/lateral pass among their players and ran through the Stanford Band to make a Touch Down and win the game 25-20.
This last play by Cal Bears on that day (November 20, 1982) is the called “The Play”,
“The Play,” as it became known remains one of the most famous in college football history.   Here is the YouTube of that last play.