UPDATE: Got a phone call from a school board member from one of the participating schools. This person called In-N-Out and wondered if they’d be interested in partnering with this rivalry. Word from their GM is company policy is not to sponsor something that corporate hasn’t approved. Hey, at least someone got on this, and if nothing else let’s make this an unofficial title. And stick with this: The winner has bragging rights for In-N-Out that Friday night.
Observantcat came up with the Santa Anita Bowl because the schools are pretty much divided by the Santa Anita Race Track. Makes sense. I came up with the In-N-Out Classic, and if anyone can find a way to have the local In-N-Out make this happen then you’ve really got something going here. How’s this for now: Whichever team wins Friday night, it has bragging rights for In-N-Out for post-game celebration while the losing team is relegated to their nearest burger joint. My boy Todd Golper chimed in and thought that “as odd as the In-N-Out Classic sounds, it actually has meaning. I know that after games, typically you will find most kids meeting up at the In-N-Out on Santa Anita Ave. after games. Many times, Arcadia/Monrovia athletes would clash because it is a midpoint between both the HS’s and many of the kids from the schools know one another. It was a perception of who’s “turf” it was at In-N-out just three or four years ago after games and especially after my Junior and Senior seasons after beating Monrovia, we felt that the In-N-Out was ours. I’m sure Monrovia has felt the same for the last couple of years.”
Rock the vote.