If you live on the Peninsula, you don’t have live near the Caltrain tracks to know the train wreck that is Stanford football — a wreck that shows no sign of grinding to a halt. This weekend, a merely 27,000 fans showed up to see the Cardinal get blown out by Oregon. That, after a humiliating loss to UC-Davis (a 1-AA school fer cryin’ out loud!). A quick look at the remainder of Stanford’s schedule shows the distinct possibility of the home team going 0-for-Palo Alto in 2005.
Compounding Stanford’s woes: the success of chief nemesis Cal-Berkeley, now 5-0 and seemingly destined for showdown on Nov. 12 with top-ranked USC. The Bears, playing across the Bay on the same day, drew twice Stanford’s crowd last Saturday. Stanford’s reaction to the high times in Berkeley?
Call it the Evil Empire Syndrome. Cardinal fans suggest that Berkeley bends the rules academically and imports junior-college players to reload its football program as opposed to honestly rebuilding. It’s nothing… Read More