It’s Big Game week, the time when the Cal community hates all things red, burns our Peninsula rivals on social media and remembers, fondly, that famous game-winning, trombone-crushing, five-lateral, 1982 Big Game kickoff return.
In honor of the 35th anniversary of “The Play,” a football game company called YCF put together a stop-motion Lego version, recreating the play with Joe Starkey’s original “The band is on the field!” commentary.
The 120th Big Game starts at 5 p.m. Saturday in Stanford and the famous Greek Theatre Big Game Bonfire Rally starts at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.).
Among the other events before kickoff:
Thursday, Nov. 16
6 p.m. — Men’s Basketball vs. Wofford (115 Haas Pavilion, UC Berkeley)
8 p.m. — Night Rally (event starts at Bowles Hall, 1928 Stadium Rim Way, UC Berkeley and runs through campus and the City of Berkeley, ending at Unit 3 Courtyard, 2400 Durant Ave., Berkeley)
8:45 p.m. — The Big Freeze ice hockey game (519 18th St., Oakland)
Friday, Nov. 17
2 p.m. — Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. Nevada (Legends Aquatic Center on the UC Berkeley campus)
6 p.m. — Volleyball vs. USC (115 Haas Pavilion, UC Berkeley)
6 p.m. — Big Game Bonfire Rally (Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley; doors open at 6 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m.)