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Pablo Sandoval Giants 2014 NLCS Game 4
November 20, 201419

Waking up from a dream

Four years ago, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Two days later, they held a parade. Three days after that, I got married. On Oct. 29 of this year,

October 11, 20140

Stanford football: running out of confidence

If there is a way to somehow “grind out a win” against a team that throws the ball 70 times a game, then Stanford certainly did that Friday night against

September 19, 20141

Mini preview of Saturday’s Pac-12 games

Four of the five ranked Pac-12 teams have the week off, in preparation for the conference to really kick into gear next week. #12 UCLA is at #15 Arizona State

Oregon Ducks Michigan State Spartans
September 12, 20140

Pac-12 preview: for some reason, Oregon’s playing before lunch

The official Pac-12 football press release for the week proudly states the conference is undefeated in non-conference play “on Saturdays” this season. That neatly sidesteps the 0-2 Washington State Cougars,

kevin hogan
September 12, 20140

Hey Stanford (and Kevin Hogan), show us something

If there’s any consolation from Stanford’s loss to USC last week on The Farm, it’s that it happened in Week 2. And should the Cardinal run the table, including beating

September 05, 20140

Here’s what the ranked Pac-12 teams are up to this weekend

Who’s not surprised that the only Pac-12 teams to lose in week one were Colorado and Washington State? Oh. Everybody. Who’s not surprised Wazzu lost because they Coug’d It? Huh.

September 05, 20140

Does Stanford have the QB, RBs, and defense to avenge last year’s loss to USC?

I learned nothing about Stanford football last week. I already knew they were miles better than UC Davis, and the only question was whether the Aggies would even score —

oregon stanford
August 29, 20140

2014 Pac-12 football preview

The most inexperienced Pac-12 head coach is Mark Helfrich, and he’s in charge of the Oregon Ducks, the team many are picking to be the conference’s first representative in the

Borland Skov
May 20, 20140

Five potential reasons Shayne Skov signed with the 49ers

At first glance it seems like Shayne Skov chose the bumpiest path to an NFL roster. The former Stanford linebacker may have gone undrafted after posting lackluster workout times (a calf injury

stanford defense
May 12, 20146

A look at why Shayne Skov went undrafted and how the NFL views Stanford

I’m going to ask the following question, even if it means putting myself at risk of sounding both lazy and kind of racist at the same time. What does third round pick

May 10, 20149

49ers keep team physicians busy with seventh round picks, sign UDFA Shayne Skov

The 2014 NFL Draft is over! And, thankfully, Michael Sam didn’t go undrafted. Sam is now a Ram, as St. Louis took him with the 249th overall pick (there were a

Aaron Gordon
March 17, 20144

You’re invited to enter the 6th annual BASG March Madness Contest (it’s free)

It’s that time again, the moment where we all pretend we’ve been paying close attention throughout the college basketball season and put our reputations on the line. That’s right, this

Jim Harbaugh press conference
March 04, 201413

Some media folks have been waiting to tear down Jim Harbaugh since Stanford days

“I guess on a professional note, a personal note, something that stood out in my mind — is just how good it’s been to work with all of you, weekly,

NaVorro Bowman surgery
February 04, 20143

Report: NaVorro Bowman’s ACL surgery has concluded

Fifteen days after his knee was bent in the most gruesome of angles at the 49ers’ goal-line in Seattle, NaVorro Bowman had his torn ACL repaired. NaVorro Bowman’s ACL surgery

Stanford nerds
November 07, 20132

Stanford upsets Oregon, but it didn’t seem like an upset

Stanford’s football program has been among the nation’s elite for several years now, but not many people gave them much of a shot against the Oregon Ducks. Oregon was too

November 07, 20130

LaMichael James’ strawberry-flavored wager on tonight’s game between Oregon and Stanford

The Oregon Ducks are a 10.5-point favorite in tonight’s game at Stanford Stadium against the Cardinal, but that hasn’t stopped several people on this Stanford-friendly 49ers team from giving LaMichael

November 05, 201312

Stephen M. Ross is as much to blame as anybody for Incognito bullying fiasco

Since Jonathan Martin went to Stanford and is therefore under this site’s jurisdiction, it seemed like a good time for some quick thoughts on the matter that won’t include any

sark shaw
October 08, 20134

David Shaw blasts Steve Sarkisian for injury-faking accusations

I wasn’t the only one who thought Stanford’s Ben Gardner and Shayne Skov suffered injuries that seemed curious at the time and healed extremely quickly. Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian said

Stanford Washington 2013
October 06, 2013116

Stanford resorts to faking injuries to slow down Washington

Despite the Pac-12 officials making the game about them far more often than anyone would’ve hoped going in, Stanford’s 31-28 win over Washington was a fantastic football game. The defense

Stanford Rose Bowl
September 08, 20132

Stanford starts strong, handles San Jose State in opener

Leading up to their season-opener against San Jose State, Stanford made it clear that they hadn’t forgotten the scare the Spartans put into them in last year’s 20-17 victory. This

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