GoJoeBruin: UCLA has to play up in Pullman, WA, where I have heard some fans say their urine freezes before it hits the ground. 1) Is this true? 2) How do California boys do around these parts? UCLA struggled last year vs. Utah in the snow but that was last year when Utah actually mattered. Thoughts?
AllCoug’dUp: 1. Um, if it’s that cold out I’m not whippin’ anything out to find that answer… I will say that during my early morning paper route last season, getting out of the car was not exactly worth the price I was getting paid.
2. My dad is a Compton native before being recruited to Washington State in 1980. He loves the snow… as long as it’s outside the window. I think California boys develop poor circulation or something and he hates to be outside in it. Sometimes it takes him hours to warm up after being out in it for 20 minutes, lol. My brother decided to skip town and travel South, down to the San Fran area, so I guess true Cali-boys are partial to the warm sun and big city stuff. Who would have guessed!
WSU always has a lot of Cali-kids on their football team, so it’s probably not as much of an advantage as it seems when California teams come down here. I don’t know about Utah (and quite frankly after last week I don’t even want to talk about em), but Cal didn’t seem to have trouble when they came down and right now it’s not as cold as it could be, so I’m not holding onto too much hope that a huge advantage will be gained this week.
Don’t sleep on the Cougs though, UCLA dudes. Where it will be an advantage is in the stands. For everybody that is coming to the game from Pasadena to watch at new and improved Martin Stadium, don’t forget to bring your one and only UCLA coat, cause if not you’ll have to drop buy the Crimson & Gray and wear some Coug gear to the game. While that’s all fine and dandy, we don’t want you to misrepresent Coug Nation by crying in the wrong gear after you get upset!