According to news reports from The Merc, The Emerald Bowl may have made a deal to secure Cal for the bowl game later this month. The assumption is that this would mean an instant sell-out for the game, with as many as 35,000 of the 40,000 seats going to Cal fans. I shot the Emerald Bowl last year in the light rain (there's a gallery here of what I got) and I'm looking forward to shooting it again. Pac Bell Park is a little bit of a weird place to have a football game since it's really a baseball stadium, but that's OK - it's still an adventure.
Having a local team and a packed house will really raise the energy level and hopefully I'll do better than I did last year. And while the rain makes for a nice gritty "in the trenches" sort of feel, as a photographer, I could do without.
Edit: Yes, Cal was there, and I shot the game. It was great!