Expectations still high for Stanford this season

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) It's possible no one was happier when the Pac-12's preseason media poll picked Oregon to win the North Division than Stanford coach David Shaw and his players. After all, the Cardinal have been at their best when they're counted out. While many predicted the program would fade, Stanford survived the departures of Toby Gerhart, Jim Harbaugh and Andrew...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why Stanford Will Beat Michigan State In The Rose Bowl

When Stanford, not Oregon, was named as part of the BCS and was booked for a date with Michigan State I could help but think how a potent offense meets a hardworking defense in the Rose Bowl.Hmm. I think we have heard about this one before. But with Stanford, the BCS committee got it right. The Cardinal was a huge success this season, despite the two losses in a much improved Pac...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Fantasy Football: Week 15 Start/Sit

Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America; Source: Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America; Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America Below are the guys I like or dislike in week 15 compared to the other experts on I’m focusing on guys that are actually on that start/sit bubble. There’s no need to tell you I’m lower on DeSean Jackson when I have him...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Toby Gerhart Wants To Play And Will Run Over His Teammates to Prove It!

Toby Gerhart was a beast for the Stanford Cardinals. During his final season he was the runner up for the Heisman trophy (won by Mark Ingram). In his last two seasons he gained over 3200 yards from scrimmage and scored 43 touchdowns--43! Yet, since he plays behind Adrian Peterson in Minnesota he does not get the chance to play very often. So when he does he has to make the most...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford Football: Game-By-Game Predictions For 2013

In 2012, the Stanford Cardinal were one inadvertent whistle away from topping Notre Dame, finishing the season with a single loss and likely proceeding to a National Championship Game against Alabama.  While the Irish and the Tide were a great matchup of traditional football powers, I can almost guarantee that David Shaw’s team would have put up a better fight against Nick Saban...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford holds off Wisconsin 20-14 in Rose Bowl

Andrew Luck, Toby Gerhart and coach Jim Harbaugh started Stanford's improbable football renaissance, yet they never stood in the center of the Rose Bowl with the West Coast's most coveted trophy raised above their heads. In fact, the last Stanford team to do what the Cardinal did Tuesday night had a defense known as the Thunderchickens. Forty years after Stanford's...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

USF hires Willie Taggart as their next head coach

After firing head coach Skip Holtz, the University of South Florida was linked to many names in the coaching search. However, one name was mentioned several times and was the most common to be linked as the next head coach of the USF football program.  Friday evening, 98.7 The Fan’s Anthony “Booger” McFarland was first to break the news on Twitter that Western Kentucky’s...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

You da Man(ti)

One man. One man can make a difference. In November of 2008 high school senior Manti Te’o made his official visit to Notre Dame to watch the Fighting Irish play Syracuse. Te’o, a Hawaiian native, was ill-equipped, in terms of outerwear, to face the elements: temperatures in the 20s and the remnants of a blizzard from one day earlier lining the field. Notre Dame was even...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

You da Man(ti)

One man. One man can make a difference. In November of 2008 high school senior Manti Te’o made his official visit to Notre Dame to watch the Fighting Irish play Syracuse. Te’o, a Hawaiian native, was ill-equipped, in terms of outerwear, to face the elements: temperatures in the 20s and the remnants of a blizzard from one day earlier lining the field. Notre Dame...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Last Second Decisions Week 1 – I Left My Gerhart in Jacksonville

Fantasy football is back, baby!  And with all the hooblah and fantasy goodness everyone is praying for in week 1, there are still a lot of last second decisions to be made as you pick your final line-up as rosters lock. We’ve already seen a possible every week starter emerge as if from nowhere in Kevin Ogletree, which is why I am admittedly short-sighted in my fantasy views....
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Peterson In Reality Not Ready For Fantasy

I’m not saying this because of my Toby Gerhart sleeper post.  I’m not saying this because I don’t believe in Adrian Peterson.  I’m saying this because reality trumps fantasy every time.  The fantasy is, AP is healthy and ready to go week 1 and you just drafted him in the 2nd round of your draft.  The problem with your fantasy minus the whipped cream covering all the vital...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football 2012: Top 10 Deep Sleepers

I already discussed which players had the biggest potential of being fantasy sleepers, but now I’ll talk about which players can be considered deep sleepers. Compared to a sleeper, a deep sleeper is a player that will either be overlooked by most people in fantasy drafts, or someone who is unknown to a fantasy owner, but has the potential to be a critical asset to your team; Victor...
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July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The Wire: Week 13

Brian Westbrook, RB San Francisco  Owned in 28% of Yahoo Fantasy Leagues Frank Gore suffered a season ending hip fracture in Monday Night’s win against the Cardinals, opening the door for Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon to carry the load for the Niners.  Westbrook looked solid filling in for Gore, rushing for over 100 yards and a rushing TD.  The 49ers have a nice schedule...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Stanford video takes not-so-subtle shot at USC

And we like that Making a list of differences between USC and Stanford could take a while before we even get to the way they conduct on the football field and sidelines. USC has a certain swagger, an edge or cool factor. They’re USC, and they are not afraid to let everyone know about it. Or so that is how it comes off at times, especially when USC is at the top of their game (which...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 14 picks (Against the Spread)

JIM RUBERA (Rubera writes for The Spop) Last Week: 9-6  /  Overall: 95-87-4  /  Best Bets: 19-15-3  /  Monday Night: 7-7  /  Against Cincy: 3-8-1 Indianapolis @ Baltimore -16.5 This final score will look a lot like the end of the third quarter of the Pats/Colts game last week before Bill Belichick joked around and put his offensive players on defense just to see what would...
Via Juiced Sports Blog
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Stanford Cardinal Not Your Basic “Academic School” Offense

Stanford, ranked #6 in this week’s BCS poll, is not your basic Division I “academic” school when it comes to their style of play, especially on offense. When I say “academic” I am referring to the schools who, for the most part, have adhered to the much above average admission standards that set their institutions apart from the norm—i.e.—Stanford, Northwestern, Vanderbilt...
Via Talkin' College Football
November 08, 2010  |  Discuss

Arizona Stanford Prediction...

Awesome title, am I right?But in the battle for the Holiday Bowl, this week will give you the team that's most likely to face Oklahoma in the Holiday Bowl. It's either a rematch of the Sun Bowl. Whimsy right there. Or it would be a Stoops Civil War. Which would have been hilarious.Stanford's major strength is the fact that Stepfan Taylor has found a way to fill the hole...
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November 04, 2010  |  Discuss
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