“Immortality is nontransferable.” John Updike wrote these words in 1960 to commemorate Ted Williams’ last game, and true to form, nearly 60 years later Boston still mourns its irreplaceable loss. Itself immortal, Updike’s “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu” is probably the single greatest piece of sports literature ever written, and similarly to the Fenway faithful, we at the sports desk are forever looking up at it.
Coming into the 2013 season, most people figured that with Kevin Hogan’s increased experience and the emergence of young wide receivers, Stanford’s offense was going to improve dramatically. After showing signs of improvement early in the season, the Cardinal offense has sputtered over its past few games. We asked football writers Do-Hyoung Park, David Cohn and Winston Shi: Is Stanford’s offense better now than it was going into the Oregon game last season?