I was in the Bay Area attending my 10 year college reunion this past weekend. In keeping with the namesake of the blog, here are some completely random thoughts:One of my fraternity brothers is graduating this December after 17 consecutive years at Cal.
I should really rephrase that to read, “claims to be graduating”.
I have another fraternity brother who has been at Cal for 16 consecutive years and doesn’t appear to be close to graduating.
Telegraph Avenue is definitely starting to gentrify. There’s even a fancy Adidas store now.
Happily, my favorite restaurant, Steve’s Korean BBQ, is alive and well. They raised their prices once while I was at Cal. The prices haven’t gone up since. The portion sizes haven’t decreased any, either.Has anyone calculated Coach Tedford’s impact on the local Berkeley economy? I wouldn’t be surprised if the figure is over $10 million annually (10,000 extra fans per game x $100 on admission, food, drinks, and merchandise x 5 games per season = $5 million). This figure doesn’t include hotel accommodations for out of town fans. There were thousands of Oregon fans in town this past Saturday