From a Stanford guy to a Cal guy, I’ll miss you, Marshawn — so long, and thanks for the memories. You keep doing you.
A pair of 15-yard penalties to set up a game-winning field goal. A missed 27-yard game-winning field goal. The first playoff shutout since the 2005-2006 season. It was truly a wild weekend in the NFL, as four teams moved on to the divisional round of the playoffs. And the sizable cohort of Stanford alumni in the…
Week 11 in the NFL saw pivotal changes in the playoff race for many teams with Stanford Cardinal ties. In Seattle, the Seahawks moved within one game of the last wild card spot, and in Atlanta, the Colts maintained their slim lead in the AFC South. As his Seahawks took the field Sunday afternoon, Richard Sherman ’11…
All jokes aside, I’m a bit deflated (maybe just one more for good measure) by the NFL’s season of misery.
Five years ago, Stanford football ended a seven-year bowl drought and began a stretch of dominance that has raised expectations around the program to new heights. At the center of that team was Toby Gerhart ‘10, in his senior season, and Andrew Luck ‘12, the redshirt freshman who was then just the new kid on the block.
Let’s take a moment and talk about Peyton Manning’s legacy.
I know, I know, you’ve all heard this narrative before. But humor me for a second, because I’m going to take this age-old conversation in a very different direction.
Nothing beats a close, down-to-the-wire Super Bowl. Not the NBA Finals, not the World Series and not the BCS National Championship Game (or now, the College Football Playoff) — at least, when your favorite team is not involved. The World Cup is much more popular worldwide, but at least in the United States, the Super Bowl currently reigns.
One of the coolest things about being a college football fan is watching former players from your respective school succeed in the pros. It doesn’t matter which franchise a Stanford alumnus is playing for; I’ll almost always cheer him on.