UCLA to play Illinois in something called the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Mike Johnson will coach UCLA into a loss-- I mean, in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

So our tumultuous football season is not yet over.

This Dec. 31, ULCA will get a shot to end the season at .500 when they play the Illinois Fighting Illini who are 6-6 because they did not back into their conference championship.

All jerkness aside, this should be fun, because they’re a team that’s just as rocky as we are. Here are the details, via UCLA Athletics:

The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl has extended an invitation to the UCLA Bruins to participate in the 2011 edition of that game, scheduled to be played on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The game will be televised live on ESPN at 12:30 (PT). The Bruins (6-7) will face Big 10 team Illinois (6-6) New Year’s Eve.

Well, OK. Not a bad New Year’s Eve treat, y’know? I love my Bruins and want to watch them regardless of how we are. That’s how you bleed True Blue and Gold.

Of course, this little tidbit from UCLA Athletics was hilarious to me:

“We’re thrilled to bring UCLA back to San Francisco,” said Executive Director of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Gary Cavalli. “The Bruins played in our 2006 game against Florida State, and we had a great experience with Dan Guerrero and the entire UCLA family.”

Funny. None of us are thrilled to have Dan Guerreror as part of the UCLA family. I guess sometimes, families look a lot more dysfunctional when you’re familiar with them. Dan Guerrero is the idiot uncle who won’t move out, in this case.

Get ’em Bruins!




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