There is great sports culture in the Bay area, between the Niners and Raiders and Giants and to a lesser extent Athletics.
You make our fanbase sound like Ohio country bumpkins with all the "commie hippie counter-culture" stuff. The fact that OSU fans packed the stadium (and we did, I was one of them) has nothing to do with the political scene in Berkeley almost 50 years ago. I suspect it has a lot more to do with the fact that Cal fans knew they would get stomped, and could make a ton of money selling tickets to OSU fans. Capitalism, really.