TheBootleg.com Week in Review
(Week ending 01/13/02)
TheBootleg.com logged a very busy publishing week as we tried to keep Cardinalmaniacs™ abreast of all the happenings within Stanford athletics.
The Final 2001 Football BootPool Results were released. Muiron was the season winner, beating out Querty49, Cliff Speed, ME-97 Hottie and Lars82 by only two points. Querty49 won the bowl portion of the BootPool, picking 17 of 25 bowl games correctly against the spread. Interestingly, ME-97 finished a disappointing 24th, in the middle of the pack!
The results from the first week of the 2002 Hoops BootPool were also released. There is a 4-way tie for first (SL, Steve Durrett, Row26 and nobadeer).
JJ contributed a comprehensive pre-season baseball analysis in his Pac-10 and National Baseball Preview. He looks at each of the teams in the Pac-10 as well as his top 16 teams nationally. Great reading that should be printed out and kept on the nightstand!
Late Tuesday afternoon, while Gary Radnich was reporting that Mike Riley was our new coach, TheBootleg.com broke the story that Buddy Teevens would become the new head football coach at Stanford. ME-97 wrote the story - Buddy Teevens Era Begins at Stanford.
On to basketball, as CJ made his debut as a Bootleg writer with Stanford Hoops: Peeling Back the Onion. CJ's corner will become a weekly feature on TheBootleg.com during basketball season.
Also, Tree Boy returns with Hoops BootPowerRatings. The BootComputer is not completely sold on Stanford yet.
ME-97 went back to the tape and analyzed Julius Barnes' scoring barrage in Stanford's victory over kal last Friday night - Uncorking Julius.
Also, bFunk perviewed our Thursday night opponents - Oregon State Preview.
Rainman provided the recap of the victory over Oregon State - Beavers Bounced in 2nd Half Run.
With the events of the past week, we saw a collection of some of the best posts ever on our boards. Posts of the Week recognize four of these - they were authored by TLV, Roble Hall, Treetop and Hulk01.
Stan4Hoops' Oregon Preview looked at our tough match-up with the Ducks at Mac Court on Saturday afternoon.
The publishing highlight of the week was Friday's Football Parents Speak Out, a collection of thought-provoking comments from parents of current players. They discuss the virtues of their sons attending Stanford on football scholarships. ME-97 did an outstanding job of putting this masterpiece together!
Finally, YCF was stuck with reporting on our hoops team's latest setback, this time to Oregon - Another 10 Game Winning Streak Snapped.