I wasn’t surprised to see Stanford march down the field with a minute remaining in the 4th quarter. I wasn’t surprised to see Stanford kick a game winning field goal as time expired. I wasn’t surprised to see Stanford beat USC by a final score of 37-35. This is not the USC that we grew accustomed to watching during the first decade of the 21st century. And with NCAA sanctions yet to even really take root, even harder times to follow for Troy. For Stanford, things have been looking up since Jim Harbaugh took over the program in 2007. I asked my step brother, a Stanford grad student and amateur photographer, if the school really cares about the football program now. His response, “let me do some research and get back to you”. I wouldn’t have expected anything less from a Stanford grad student.
Looks like Roy Halladay’s no-hitter caught the attention of the Target Field jumbotron operator. If you look carefully, you can also see the Yankees sneaking a peek from the outfield. Congrats to Doc on a masterful pitching performance. Congrats to Carlos Ruiz for not tripping on Brandon Phillips bat while recording the final out. How in the world do the Reds bounce back from this?
Today, the day after the Patriots disposed of the Dolphins 41-14, Michael Corleone speaks for all of New England. Is their precocious defense finally living up to expectations or is Chad Henne incapable of leading a team into the playoffs? Last night, the red, white, and blue had the field covered, playing so well on defense and special teams that they forced Miami to fire their special teams coach. So much for job security.