CAL KEPT THROWBACKS SECRET; TREE-SITTER FALLS DOWN: The California Golden Bears surprised fans in Strawberry Canyon with their throwback uniforms on Saturday. And to insure the surprise, Cal’s players had to sign off on the clothes, promising not to tell anyone before the game.
INSIDE USC reports that the Bears had to put their John Hancocks on confidentiality agreements before donning the duds last weekend. Cal had worn the uniforms in honor of Joe Roth, a former Bears QB in the mid-70s whose promising career and life was cut short by cancer.
But the throwback threads didn’t help the Bears on the rainy night, as they sank to a 24-17 defeat at the hands of the Trojans.
Meanwhile, conditions weren’t any better for a protester living in the oaks outside of Memorial Stadium.
The SAN JOSE MERCURY news reports a tree-sitter was injured when he fell 30 feet from his high perch. Nathaniel Hill was hanging on a suspended traverse when he slipped, suffering a broken arm & leg in the fall.A group has been living in the trees for almost a year, in protest of the University’s plans to cut the oaks down and build a sports training center.
But an Alameda County judge wants the protesters to make like the trees they’re living in, and leave. The judge recently ruled that the tree-sitters are breaking the law, and must come down or face fines, jail time, or both.
Seems like a lot more limbs - tree or otherwise - might be broken in the next week or two.