Cardinal Numbers: "Dynamic Duo"

Feeding the need of those of us irreversibly obsessed with the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of Stanford Football-related data, The Bootleg's Senior Statistician Terry Johnson takes a look at one of the most dynamic duos ever to grace our gridiron. Read on for "Terry2"'s take on where 2008's combination of Gerhart & Kimble ranks among the Card's all-time great rushers.
December 20, 2008

Close, But Not Enough!

A late, but unfortunately not "lame" Duck drive culminated in a 35-28 comeback win for Oregon over our beloved Stanford Cardinal, which gave a game if less than overwhelming performance against a strong-running Duck squad that logged more than 300 yards on the ground for the day.
November 8, 2008

Confidence Is King

The Bootleg's Greg Schindler explores the role of confidence in college football, drawing a distinction between "hoping to succeed" and "preparing to dominate". While it is fine and good to respect each and every opponent, it is even more critical for Cardinal players to respect their own considerable abilities, cowboy up and become the butt-kicking, name-taking players they were recruited to be!
October 17, 2008

Arizona Photo Gallery

Stanford battled a tough Pac-10 opponent in Arizona for Homecoming. The Cardinal had some heart-stopping highlights, including those of the unstoppable Toby Gerhart and Alex Loukas, that The Bootleg's photographer, Mark Godi, was on the sideline to capture for your enjoyment.
October 12, 2008

Oregon State Photo Gallery

Stanford battled a tough Pac-10 opponent in Oregon State to open its 2008 season. The Cardinal had some great highlights, including those of the amazing Toby Gerhart, that The Bootleg's photographer, Mark Godi, was on the sideline to capture for your enjoyment.
August 29, 2008

A Conversation with David Shaw: Part I

The following is the first of a five-part conversation with Stanford Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach David Shaw conducted by "Emeritus" at the Arrillaga Family Sports Center on Thursday, July 17, 2008. Shaw is a terrific interview. Read on to learn more about his offensive philosophy, hear his views on the 2007 season and his high hopes for the upcoming 2008 campaign.
July 26, 2008

Spring Game Photo Gallery

Stanford had a unique set-up for its 2008 Spring Game. The football team and staff was split into two full teams comprised of players drafted by each coaching staff the week before. The Bootleg's photographer, Mark Godi, was on the sideline to capture these photos for your enjoyment.
April 13, 2008

Missing Pieces of the Cardinal Puzzle

Injuries always take some of the fun out of spring practice, but this year's list of walking and non-walking wounded is a little disturbing. But fear not, many of the missing are making progress in their respective recoveries and should be joining the team sooner than later. Read on for player-by-player details on the various missing pieces of the 2008 Cardinal's still-to-be-assembled puzzle.
February 26, 2008