Cheeseburgers and Crosstown Rivalry

It’s Friday before THE game, get yourself a Double-Double cheeseburger from the In-N-Out Burger truck in the parking lot on your way into the faculty lunchroom. Before you sit down to enjoy your lunch, you have a decision to make. On which side of the table will you sit?

Saturday is the big football game between longtime crosstown rivals USC and UCLA 1:30 PT at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Not surprisingly, at the K-8 school where I work here in Southern California, there are voracious fans on both sides, all good-natured and spirited! Many of the faculty and staff are graduates of one of these two universities, and those that are not get into the fun by sporting a sweatshirt from their own alma mater.

The lunch table is equitably and fabulously decorated by Judy (a USC fan herself) half the table with USC memorabilia, the other half representing UCLA. There have been 77 match-ups between UCLA and USC with USC winning 42 times, UCLA 28 times, and 7 tie games. Last year’s score: USC 24, UCLA 7.

Where are you sitting? Me, I’m neutral, I’ll sit in any open seat, except when it comes to the Fighting Illini. Then I sit with the Orange and Blue!
Final Score 2008 Match-Up: USC 28, UCLA 7

17 thoughts on “Cheeseburgers and Crosstown Rivalry”

  1. You work at a K-8 school? And cook all this? Oh my lord you’ve got a lot to add to your “about me” section.

  2. What a fun table! She did a really good job there! We don’t have an In and Out Burger but we do have a 5 Guys Burger and Fries which is pretty awesome 🙂

  3. First of all great burgers!! But I am going to have to go with UCLA!!! That is where my dad went to school. Looks like fun…

  4. Ooohh In & Out Burger…my first stop off the plane every time I visit my aunt in Huntington Beach, CA. My mouth is watering at the sight of that burger!

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  6. So that’s what an In-N-Out burger looks like! No wonder Jay Leno always talks about them all the time! Yikes!!!

  7. Well, while you all decide which side of the table you’re going to sit, I’ll sit right there with that burger thank you!

  8. I sit with the original gold and blue, the one in Berkeley! Go Bears. I admire your profession immensely.

  9. I will try to remember to have some of that Double-Double cheeseburger when I visit CA. I’m getting hungry looking at it.:)

  10. Ohhhh, all this wonderful food on this blog and I’m envious of the In-N-Out burger! Animal Style? We don’t have them where I live but, like the other comment, they are my first stop whenever I go to CA or NV.

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