Today is the Big Game, the annual football game between Stanford and UC Berkeley. The excitement surrounding this game is completely foreign to me, having spent my undergraduate years at a school with a D3 team that many students are unaware even exists. All week friends were making plans for tailgating, special breakfast events, and other festivities in honor of the game. Student tickets are hard to come by, and require having gone to a number of games earlier in the season. Unfortunately, I am not in town to witness the spectacle today, but I did see the many signs around campus this week proclaiming "Beat Cal." Yesterday I stumbled on my favorite preparation for the Big Game: one of Stanford's many fountains had been dyed red in honor of Cardinal, Stanford's school color.