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I've been really wanting to somehow get to this game. It looks like if I'm able to, it will be a solo trip. So wanted to ask you folks going to the game:

What hotels are you staying at?

For those going to the Giants game the night before, what section are y'all sitting in?

Have y'all already purchased tickets for the UNT game? And therefore what section?

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1 hour ago, Matt from A700 said:

I've been really wanting to somehow get to this game. It looks like if I'm able to, it will be a solo trip. So wanted to ask you folks going to the game:

What hotels are you staying at?

For those going to the Giants game the night before, what section are y'all sitting in?

Have y'all already purchased tickets for the UNT game? And therefore what section?

I'm going with my bride and have a VRBO about a half mile from the stadium.  We've bought tickets, but am not sure of the section.

We need to find a good bar where others in green will be hanging out--any ideas out there?

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Friday and Saturday night at the Berkley Marina Doubletree.  Flying into Oakland after work on Friday evening flight with the lady.  Taking Uber to hotel, will use Uber and BART to get around.

Buy your tickets from the ticket office so we all sit together.  We're always more impactful as a group and it looks better on TV.

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Im Staying in Napa two night but staying at the Claremont Hotel and its a cheap Uber ride to the stadium. I was debating between this hotel and The Graduate which is right down the road and its a cool older hotel thats a 7 minute walk to the stadium. 

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Staying at Hotel Griffon in San Francisco.

Giants Game Friday Night- LB 119 behind home plate.

Alcatraz early on Saturday morning

Trying to decide if I should take the BART or an Uber to the Stadium.

Sitting in section I at Cal Memorial.

No plans on Sunday 

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I've had to budget a bit since I'm going to Boston in October for our anniversary trip. But I think this is where I'm at:

Flying to OAK early Thursday. Full day in the area until a concert at Chase Center that night.

Another full day in the area Friday until Giants game. Seat in Section 105 on the first base line.

Ordered my game ticket from the UNT box office this afternoon.

Eyeballing a hotel in downtown Oakland, a block from the BART train to save on Ubers.

Taking a 11:00 p.m. flight out of SFO on Delta to ATL and ultimately land back in Dallas at a reasonable 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning. More importantly saving a bill on an extra night at the hotel.

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7 of us heading out -- most of us getting in on Wednesday

Staying at the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf hotel.

Muir Woods National Monument on Friday followed by the 7 of us going to the SF Giants game that night (like a lot of others apparently!)

Saturday game time all day of course.

Not sure on Thursday.  Sonoma wine tasting?  Still planning that one ... looks like a lot of people are going on this trip.  Game on!

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Great options here:  Muir Woods, Napa, Alcatraz all great pre and post game spots.

BART ride is easy from SF or Downtown Oakland hotels to Berkeley.  Shuttles will pick you up there to take you to the stadium.  The best nearby hotel is the Claremont followed by the Graduate.  

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27 minutes ago, BearInsider said:

Great options here:  Muir Woods, Napa, Alcatraz all great pre and post game spots.

BART ride is easy from SF or Downtown Oakland hotels to Berkeley.  Shuttles will pick you up there to take you to the stadium.  The best nearby hotel is the Claremont followed by the Graduate.  

BART train seems clutch. I'm staying in downtown Oakland at the Clarion.

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Be careful if you ask to ride BART.  It has a totally different meaning in San Fran.

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On 8/26/2019 at 2:57 PM, Withers940 said:

Im Staying in Napa two night but staying at the Claremont Hotel and its a cheap Uber ride to the stadium. I was debating between this hotel and The Graduate which is right down the road and its a cool older hotel thats a 7 minute walk to the stadium. 

you can absolutely walk from the claremont to the stadium btw.   it's a great hotel.   the cal team stays there (or used to).   fyi it can be a pain getting an uber after games.   

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2 hours ago, Matt from A700 said:

BART train seems clutch. I'm staying in downtown Oakland at the Clarion.

bart is always the best option to get to cal games.   you can walk through campus to the game in 20 minutes (beautiful walk) or take the shuttle.    popular bars are: pappys, jupiter, or ralieghs.    the faculty club (open to everyone) is a nice place to go pregame with decent food, good booze prices, and a short walk to the game.

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3 minutes ago, oski said:

you can absolutely walk from the claremont to the stadium btw.   it's a great hotel.   the cal team stays there (or used to).   fyi it can be a pain getting an uber after games.   

Ok, thanks for the heads up. We wont be walking through any bad areas will we? 

Also, what are the laws in Berkeley in regards to alcohol consumption on public streets? Like walking with an open container

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On 8/26/2019 at 11:42 AM, FirefightnRick said:

TripleRock has been a suggestion to try.  I think it’s walking distance from campus?.  

http://www.triplerock.com/

it's walking distance to campus, but on the opposite side of the stadium and personally i find the food and beer to be subpar.    

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1 minute ago, Withers940 said:

Ok, thanks for the heads up. We wont be walking through any bad areas will we? 

Also, what are the laws in Berkeley in regards to alcohol consumption on public streets? Like walking with an open container

no absolutely not.   just avoid the people's park area as there are a lot of homeless.

it's somewhat frowned upon, but if you are drinking out of a cup rather than a bottle it's unlikely anything gets said.  you won't get bothered if you are drinking from a cup on campus either.   lots of people "tailgate" on campus (just no open flame or tents etc, think a picnic).

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2 hours ago, UNTLifer said:

Be careful if you ask to ride BART.  It has a totally different meaning in San Fran.

As a shamed aspiring internet humorist, but studious and enthusiastic student of the UNTLifer School of Online Comedy and Postive GMG Contributions, allow me to help more remedial students interpret the humor and appreciate the craft. 

The joke here is based on the first axiom that San Francisco has a mass transit system known as Bay Area Rapid Transit. That system is more commonly known by it's acronym, BART. 

Axiom two is that San Francisco also has been historically known throughout the past 50 or so years for having a disproportionately large homosexual population, and also an exceptionally open and uncloseted one as well. The one factor reinforces the other, and so the city is known not just as a major port, a hub for Asian immigrants, and a technology and internet hotspot of world influence... But it's also "The Gay City" when one makes lazy gay stereotype jokes. This shorthand is essential to consider in the context of Axiom #3...

Bart (note the lack of capital letters) is also a man's name of declining commonality in modern usage and assignation. 

When we combine the three, we understand the joke in full flower and power: That to "ask" to ride BART (as a polite visitor to any city's mass transit system would naturally do prior to purchasing tickets and using the public transport) would, in the context of a city known for a disproportionately large population of homosexuals, potentially lead to a whimsical misunderstanding whereupon you were misunderstood to be propositioning a MAN NAMED "Bart" for a "ride". 

By that, obviously, we mean the hypothetical "Bart" of comic construction (presumably at or near the entrance to the BART Station?) would assume that you were randomly soliciting him for vigorous anal intercourse. Whereas you were seeking local permission to use the rail or bus system, this imaginary man named Bart (or confused spectators and passersby) would jump to the situationally logical and appropriate conclusion that you wished to mount Bart (the man, not BART the transit system) and, with penis thrust deeply into his rectum, "ride" him (in the common vernacular) for gay male sexual pleasure. 

This is hilarious and well crafted. Because the concept of homosexual pleasure is inherently ridiculous and funny for its own sake. The fact that the joke is structured on the concept of homophones, a word that shares a first syllable and intonation similar to the word homosexual, is a delightful coincidence (OR IS IT? We are working with a comic genius and critic of no small renown here!) multiplies the comedy so significantly that I can hardly contain myself enough to type out this explanation for the benefit of the slow or dimwitted among us. Truly, I am in stitches. Metaphorically. 

So, should you travel to San Francisco, please do be cautious about how you approach the potential utilization of public transit. Because the factors discussed in our introduction make it so that you might be misunderstood to instead be soliciting a man named Bart for an act of public sodomy.

I hope you've all learned and grown as I have through this trenchant, incisive, and still economical joke. Truly we are blessed to be the recipients of not just the hearty guffaws that come through such comic genius... But also the shining example and brilliant tutoring that such a delightful contribution to the general conversation provides for us all. 

Let us all endeavor to follow this example. I know there's room for me to be a better joke-teller and a better GMG contributor. What about you? Can you be more like Lifer? Let the beacon he's lit for us guide you to a brighter tomorrow. 

And, of course, Go Mean Green! 

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4 minutes ago, TheTastyGreek said:

As a shamed aspiring internet humorist, but studious and enthusiastic student of the UNTLifer School of Online Comedy and Postive GMG Contributions, allow me to help more remedial students interpret the humor and appreciate the craft. 

The joke here is based on the first axiom that San Francisco has a mass transit system known as Bay Area Rapid Transit. That system is more commonly known by it's acronym, BART. 

Axiom two is that San Francisco also has been historically known throughout the past 50 or so years for having a disproportionately large homosexual population, and also an exceptionally open and uncloseted one as well. The one factor reinforces the other, and so the city is known not just as a major port, a hub for Asian immigrants, and a technology and internet hotspot of world influence... But it's also "The Gay City" when one makes lazy gay stereotype jokes. This shorthand is essential to consider in the context of Axiom #3...

Bart (note the lack of capital letters) is also a man's name of declining commonality in modern usage and assignation. 

When we combine the three, we understand the joke in full flower and power: That to "ask" to ride BART (as a polite visitor to any city's mass transit system would naturally do prior to purchasing tickets and using the public transport) would, in the context of a city known for a disproportionately large population of homosexuals, potentially lead to a whimsical misunderstanding whereupon you were misunderstood to be propositioning a MAN NAMED "Bart" for a "ride". 

By that, obviously, we mean the hypothetical "Bart" of comic construction (presumably at or near the entrance to the BART Station?) would assume that you were randomly soliciting him for vigorous anal intercourse. Whereas you were seeking local permission to use the rail or bus system, this imaginary man named Bart (or confused spectators and passersby) would jump to the situationally logical and appropriate conclusion that you wished to mount Bart (the man, not BART the transit system) and, with penis thrust deeply into his rectum, "ride" him (in the common vernacular) for gay male sexual pleasure. 

This is hilarious and well crafted. Because the concept of homosexual pleasure is inherently ridiculous and funny for its own sake. The fact that the joke is structured on the concept of homophones, a word that shares a first syllable and intonation similar to the word homosexual, is a delightful coincidence (OR IS IT? We are working with a comic genius and critic of no small renown here!) multiplies the comedy so significantly that I can hardly contain myself enough to type out this explanation for the benefit of the slow or dimwitted among us. Truly, I am in stitches. Metaphorically. 

So, should you travel to San Francisco, please do be cautious about how you approach the potential utilization of public transit. Because the factors discussed in our introduction make it so that you might be misunderstood to instead be soliciting a man named Bart for an act of public sodomy.

I hope you've all learned and grown as I have through this trenchant, incisive, and still economical joke. Truly we are blessed to be the recipients of not just the hearty guffaws that come through such comic genius... But also the shining example and brilliant tutoring that such a delightful contribution to the general conversation provides for us all. 

Let us all endeavor to follow this example. I know there's room for me to be a better joke-teller and a better GMG contributor. What about you? Can you be more like Lifer? Let the beacon he's lit for us guide you to a brighter tomorrow. 

And, of course, Go Mean Green! 

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1 minute ago, oski said:

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I can explain it again if you'd like. 

He's hilarious, I swear. 

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1 minute ago, TheTastyGreek said:

I can explain it again if you'd like. 

He's hilarious, I swear. 

no i think the page long "joke" explanation was sufficient.   

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1 minute ago, oski said:

no i think the page long "joke" was sufficient.   

Happy to help. Around here, when we see something thrilling, we do tend to go on a bit. 

Has anyone ever told you about the 1988 game against the Texas Longhorns? 

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