Post-Game Alma Mater Tradition Grows!

Stanford Football has a truly wonderful new tradition, a post-game expression of sportsmanship and comradery! Following each home game the Cardinal football team will join fellow students, alumni and fans in singing Stanford's alma mater: Hail, Stanford, Hail! The lyrics will be shown on the Montagatrons and all are encouraged to join in! Bob Williams is to be commended for his pioneering efforts!

Bringing the Stanford Family Together

Please don't forget that we have a wonderful post-game tradition that is taking hold at Stanford Stadium on game days. A good friend of The Bootleg, Mr. Bob Williams, has rallied the football program, the athletic director and just about everyone else in the Stanford sports community around a terrific concept. Each member of the Stanford Family, including our proud alumni and fans, stays on after the game, win or lose, and gathers together in celebration, respect and admiration for our school, our players, and our coaching staff.

Got to give it up for Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh for helping make it happen. Understandably, team activity on game days is strictly regulated and it says something that Harbaugh feels strongly enough about the value of this effort to encourage the team to participate. Props from us for that very cool move! 

The Alma Mater concept was successfully implemented after the New Stanford Stadium-christening game against the United States Naval Academy in 2006 and took place again after home games last year. From The Bootleg's perspective, it certainly seemed in each instance that people genuinely were touched and felt very proud to be a part of the Stanford family. 

Again, we want to thank Bob Williams for his tireless efforts in helping make this new tradition possible!

Hail, Stanford, Hail! and Go Cardinal! Spank the Spartans!

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