Stanford faced rival Cal on Saturday for the 110th Big Game and the 13-point underdogs did not disappoint. Stanford executed in all phases of the game and the seniors were sent off in grand fashion - with a Big Game win! The Bootleg's photographer, Mark Godi, was on the sideline to capture these photos for your enjoyment. Post-game celebration photos still to come!
December 2, 2007
For those of us obsessed with the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data, The Bootleg's Contributing Columnist and resident statistician Terry Johnson examines the current sorry state of the Stanford passing game, which has become "LESS Than A Passing Fancy" for those of you into vintage Cardinal marketing slogans.
November 7, 2007
As painful as the assignment may have been, The Bootleg's Daniel Novinson toughed it out in an uncomfortable post-game locker room environment filled with considerable disappointment and frustration among the Stanford players and staff. Read on for some post-Washington thoughts from Coach Harbaugh and several of Saturday's principal players, including the Cardinal's surprising running backs.
November 4, 2007
Former Stanford center T.J. Gaynor (1991-1995) once again hit the film room to examine the enjoyable results of last Saturday's program pulse-providing 37-0 rout of San Jose State in the inaugural "Bill Walsh Legacy Game". He comes away not only impressed with the Card o-line effort, but is of a mind that the improvement Saturday may be more than a simple reflection of a beleaguered opponent.
September 20, 2007
Locker room quotes from "Bustin' Out Bo" McNally, Tyrone "Fake n' Bake" McGraw, Derek "Lethal Weapon" Belch (Dude gave us two 50-yard field goals in one half, so yes, we're covering the cannon-footed fella a second time!) Plus, as long as he keeps comin' up with monster plays, we will keep talking with sensational sophomore WR Richard Sherman, aka the indomitable "Sir Richard of Sherman™"
September 18, 2007
It's not where you start, but rather where you finish. There were many ups and downs within the three weeks of Stanford's 2007 fall training camp for the offense, but they asserted themselves demonstrably at the end. The quarterback play and running game both reached new highs in the Cardinal's final live scrimmage of the preseason, which leaves a lot of optimism on that side of the ball today.
August 27, 2007
The Stanford cornerback corps has been nursing injuries this fall camp, which is cause for more than a little concern with the season opener less than three weeks away. Sunshine defeated those dark clouds late Saturday, however, with the surprise return of redshirt junior Wopamo Osaisai to the field. That fact alone is cause for excitement, but there are more layers to Osaisai's 2007 story.
August 13, 2007
Wednesday was a day we eagerly anticipated, with Stanford able to conduct its first practice of this preseason camp in shoulder pads. Ironically, the Cardinal could not protect against injury blows that struck three critical fifth-year seniors. Stanford Football took a step back on offense and defense Wednesday, with new questions at positions lacking depth and experience.
August 9, 2007