06.09.09 9 years ago 8 Comments

So the University of California-Berkeley hasn’t been to a Rose Bowl in 50 years, but that hasn’t stopped their athletic department from charging its fanbase as if they were supporting a perennial powerhouse. From Game On:

So no, Berkeley hasn’t exactly been a football factory the last half-century. But that hasn’t hurt the self-esteem at Cal, where the university is asking fans to pay $225,000 — yes, $225,000! — for personal seat licenses.

That’s the per-seat tab being sought from about 3,000 fans who have spots between the 30-yard lines at Memorial Stadium, which is slowly eroding because it sits on a major earthquake fault line.

I didn’t realize that their program was eroding in a literal sense. You’d think one of those hippies would have pulled out a seismometer before they actually started building it. If only Southern Cal would have had this problem; nothing would please me more than to see that program mashed between a pair of tectonic plates. It’s too pleasant a death for them, really…

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