I know that it is a little bit late in the game, but I have just two weeks to find an NFL team. The one previous time I did watch was several years back from the U.K., but I don’t feel I can count that attempt, so for the first time ever I intend to really watch the Super Bowl this year.
Pasadena, Calif– While Stanford’s 20-14 win over Wisconsin last night means the Rose Bowl trophy is making its way to back to the Farm at this very moment, the No. 6 Cardinal also carries with it something much less tangible but perhaps more important: national credibility. Playing in three consecutive BCS games and losing just five times in three years will do that for a program. So will having guys by the name of Toby Gerhart and Andrew Luck and 11 total players in the last three NFL Drafts.
Football: Ertz (unanimous) and Yankey (consensus) nab All-America honors as Cardinal collects postseason awards
Stanford football has earned a bevy of individual recognitions since its clinched the Pac-12 Championship on Nov. 30, with senior tight end Zach Ertz becoming just the seventh unanimous All-American in Stanford history and the first tight end in college football to earn that honor since 2004.
It’s been thirty years since “The Play,” the iconic, miraculous kickoff return touchdown that gave Cal an improbable, controversial 25-20 victory over Stanford. Three decades might be a long time, but it’s a play that not many Stanford or Cal fans can forget.
If you don’t know exactly what to call sophomore Kelsey Young, join the club. He’s one of Stanford’s fastest offensive players, a running back by training who has broken onto the playing field as a receiver since transitioning last spring.
This year was supposed to be the transition season. Optimists hoped Stanford would be competitive enough in big games and good enough in winnable ones to end up in a solid bowl game and keep a bit of momentum from the Luck era. All Stanford needed was a solid season to keep recruits until quarterbacks Dallas Lloyd and Ryan Burns were ready to lead Stanford back to glory.