Instant classics were once rare and few and far between. Once upon a time, before television, I’d imagine that classics weren’t just games you talked about after the final whistle for hours on end; they were games you memorialized in print, video and, ultimately, memory. The word classic used to have meaning.
I wrote earlier this year that I would never study abroad during fall quarter because I am a diehard college football fan, and it would kill me to have to watch home games at the crack of dawn via some questionable live-streaming site in some foreign country. And yet, I find myself guilty of not flying back to campus for the Notre Dame game. Trust me, it was painful watching from home, so I got my due punishment.
After falling to USC on Saturday, Stanford is preparing to face Cal after a loss for a third consecutive season. Though the Cardinal won’t have trouble finding inspiration for Big Game, the end of team’s season has lost some of its intrigue now that Stanford doesn’t control its own BCS bowl destiny. We asked football writers Winston Shi, Do-Hyoung Park and David Cohn: What steps should the Cardinal be looking to take as a 31-point favorite against the Bears?
It’s funny—except not actually funny—just how much reverence the Southeastern Conference (SEC) commands in the eyes of the college football community.
This is a fairly ridiculous thing to say, seeing as the SEC has won the last seven national championships, but the sort of adulation the SEC gets can be a bit grating. When the Pac-12 eats itself alive in conference play, it’s called mediocrity; when the SEC does so, it’s called depth.
With last week’s finalization of the College Football Playoff committee and all of the controversy and mudslinging that followed, it seems as if much of America has forgotten that we still have one year left in the ever pleasing Bowl Championship Series (BCS) era.
Last spring, the BCS conference commissioners announced that there would be a new system for determining each year’s BCS champion. There has been substantial controversy… Continue Reading »