Don’t let TV take over football

By From page A10 | September 11, 2013

As an old Berkeley Bear, I was distressed to learn that the powers that be tried to relocate the 2014 Big Game from Berkeley to Santa Clara. From the age of 8 I didn’t miss a Cal home game until I joined the Marine Corps in 1943. I even witnessed the 1938 Rose Bowl game in which Cal beat Alabama 13-0. After the war, I attended all the games I could, including three Rose Bowl games.

So I am alarmed that the TV industry is trying to take over college football. It is distressing that commercial interests were allowed to dictate the scheduling of games. How are fans to make plans? Let’s hope that UC Davis sports can escape this commercialization.

Hank Trowbridge

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