Special Event: 1972 Rose Bowl Viewing Party

This Wed., November 18th at 5:00PM at The Old Pro's in downtown Palo Alto, YourSports.com is sponsoring a special event - a commercial-free viewing of Stanford's classic 1972 Rose Bowl win over Michigan (13-12). Stanford's former head coach John Ralston will be in attendance along with former Indian players and assorted Stanford red-hots. Read on for more details and don't forget - BEAT CAL!

Special Event: 1972 Rose Bowl Viewing Party

It is "Big Game Week" and while our ever-rising Cardinal team focuses intensely on getting ready for Saturday's critical match-up with Cal, we might as well keep our fans' fun rolling on what would otherwise be a fairly uneventful Wednesday night (other than the Men's Hoops game against Oral Roberts, a team that features a sophomore guard named "Beloved Rogers".

Jim Harbaugh is asking "What's Your Deal?" Well, here is ours! A buddy of ours, Chris McCoy, has a Seattle-based sports-oriented digital media and broadcasting company called YourSports.com. The company is developing a model for making vintage and current sporting events available for viewing and purchase. Among the services is an innovative concept called "crowdfunding" which generates and compiles fan viewing "demand" to facilitate the broadcast of "Tier 2" sporting events not covered by the mainstream TV networks. 

For once, we can announce a very exciting event taking place this week in downtown Palo Alto - a special viewing of Stanford's memorable come-from-behind 13-12 victory over the Michigan Wolverines in the 1972 Rose Bowl.

The must-see event will be taking place this coming Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the Old Pro's, half a block off University Avenue on Ramona Street in downtown Palo Alto. The action has been slated to begin at 5:00pm so die-hard Cardinal hoops fans can enjoy the event, order some food and still make it over to the 7:00pm Men's Basketball Game against Oral Roberts that evening. Admission will be $10.00, payable at the door. A steal for what should be a truly great night with fellow fans of Stanford Football!

The legendary John Ralston, coach of the 1972 Rose Bowl team will be an honored guest in attendance for this special event. HB #32 Reggie Sanderson (a Pasadena native and second-leading rusher in 1972 behind Jackie Brown) and OT Bill Myers are expected to attend as well, along with other former players. Throw in Stanford's 2000 Rose Bowl QB and broadcaster Todd Husak and irrepressible Stanford Athletic Hall of Famer Mike Dotterer and you've got a veritable "Cardinal-palooza!" Stanford Athletics Archivist and Bootleg Editor Jim "Emeritus" Rutter will be on site with a display of vintage '72 Rose Bowl memorabilia!

Come experience (once again or for the very first time) the thrill of watching (the late, great) Don Bunce engineer the perfect (5-5) final drive that famously set up Rod Garcia's game-winning 31-yard field goal with just 12 seconds left. Refresh your fond memories of Jackie Brown, (the late) John Winesberry, Miles Moore, Bill Scott, Eric Cross, College Football Hall of Famer and First-Team All-American Jeff Seimon, Pete Lazetich, Greg Sampson, James Ferguson, Jim Merlo, Randy Poltl, Charles McCloud, Duf Sundheim, Dennis Sheehan, and the famed "Thunderchicken" defensive front. The amazing 1972 team led the Pacific-8 conference in both total offense AND total defense, which is pretty amazing after losing great players like Heisman winner Jim Plunkett and Thunderchicken inspiration Dave Tipton.

The Bootleg has been allotted a few "free passes" for this unique event. I will be posting some trivia questions and will award the passes to the first Booties to answer correctly.

Here is a recent article on the event:

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