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The Passion Bucket

Today, I’ve been thinking a lot about the “passion bucket”.

The term comes from Rick Neuheisel, former football coach at my alma-mater UCLA. Back in 2008, he was on The Dan Patrick Show and said, “When you’re at UCLA, you have to have your passion bucket full when you play the Trojans.” Since then it has gone viral, big time:

 

 

Not only in sports, but as a band name, in urban dictionary, as a blog. Everyone is having a field day with it.

I think that’s because it presents such a clean metaphor, “you gotta fill up your passion bucket.” Those days when everything is flowing and you’re feeling good. Also, it leaves room for those days when the energy is gone and you found a way to get back to that high level.

The definition from Urban Dictionary:

  • Describes the amount of energy or love one has for a certain object, event or theme.
  • Term to describe the character or primary strength of something
    • We were losing in the first half, but we played with a full passion bucket and ended up winning in the end.

 

That’s all, just wanted to share this term as I look around the interwebs for something to fill up my passion bucket.

 

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UCLA Football 2011 Schedule

**Update: 2012 UCLA Football Schedule is available.

 
Training camp starts in just a few days on August 8.

This year the Bruins return a ton of starters (offense-seven, defense-eight) but the question is, as always, the quarterback.

Kevin Prince is set to start and then get injured, so Patrick Brehaut or Brett Hundley will get a chance.

Here is the full schedule, including available TV listings, but the weird thing is all the later games have no set time yet.

2011 UCLA Football Schedule

Saturday, Sept 3
6:30 PM PT (FSN)
@ Houston

Saturday, Sept 10
7:00 PM PT (FSN)
vs San Jose State

Saturday, Sept 17
12:30 PM PT (ABC)
vs Texas

Saturday, Sept 24
12:30 PM PT (FSN)
@ Oregon State

Saturday, Oct 1
7:30 PM PT (FSN)
@ Stanford

Saturday, Oct 8
7:30 PM PT (FSN)
vs Washington State

Thursday, Oct 20
6 PM PT (ESPN)
@ Arizona

Saturday, Oct 29
4 PM PT (FSN)
vs California

Saturday, Nov 5
4:30 PM PT (Versus)
vs Arizona State

Saturday, Nov 12
3:30 PM PT (FSN)
@ Utah

Saturday, Nov 19
4:30pm PT (Versus)
vs Colorado

Saturday, Nov 26
7:00 PM PT (FSN)
@ USC

Pac-12 Championship Game
Friday, Dec 2
5:00 PM PT (Fox)
@ Oregon

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Saturday, Dec 31
12:30 PM PT (ESPN)
vs. Illinois