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The Beat The Migratory Water Foul Edition

For most of my Stanford life, there has been a point each fall when Stanford fans gladly turn their focus from football to basketball. It's usually been the first week of November. Not so much the last four or five years, when football has entered the realm of ludicrously good (a stratosphere typically reserved only for water polo and most women's sports on The Farm).

While I have happily watched this phenomenon, such things as the football game against the No. 1 ranked Grebes on the plastic fantastic mill pond tick me off. My focus wants to shift to basketball. It is in my genetic predisposition. This football thing can be a real distraction right about now. And clearly, judging by the attendance at Oracle last Friday and Monday night at Maples, most...

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