Monday, January 03, 2011

Orange Bowl Thread: Stanford vs. Virginia Tech, 5.30p

The 11-1 Cardinal, the #2 team in the Pac-10, got pushed out of the Rose Bowl (which was a hell of a game, I must admit) all the way across the country to Florida's Orange Bowl, to meet "home team" Virginia Tech (11-2). The line for the game, as of a couple of weeks ago, was Stanford by three.

In late-breaking news, the Hokies shipped six unimportant players back from Miami due to rules violations, but I don't think that will have bearing on tonight's game. I don't recall those six guys factoring into VTech's loss to James Madison (they lost to one guy, for Pete's sake!).

Jim Harbaugh, on the other hand, looking to cap a great coaching run at Stanford (where he has built an incredible football program), auditioning to replicate his success at his alma mater Michigan? Now that might play into tonight's game. [UPDATE 5:10p: In an unintentionally laughably funny piece, Mark Kreidler of ESPN reveals his jealousy about Harbaugh's attention, btw.]

Go Cardinal!

31 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

(drinks)

Josh S. said...

Dusty, any truth to the rumor that you fled to New Orleans to escape the heat that was coming down on you for killing all those birds in Arkansas?

MR. F said...

I knew it was Dusty!

Dusty Baker said...

I do hate crows...

Also check the fish kill on the Arkansas River. Coincidence?

Beer status: Bourbon Street

Dusty Baker said...

Drink status: Hand Grenade

Steve Sax said...

Drink status: Cabernet

Steve Sax said...

(it's Cardinal red wine, btw)

Steve Sax said...

Quick update to the post.

Spank said...

Drink Status: Iced Tea w/lemon

It's 50 degrees outside.

Spank said...

I thought Lou Holtz was dead? Wishful thinking I guess.

MeanieBreanie said...

Uh oh, Dusty's drinking hand grenades. We may never hear from him again.

Steve Sax said...

26-12 Stanford through three quarters of play

Steve Sax said...

Opened up the Moretti!

Steve Sax said...

33-12 good guys

Steve Sax said...

can't get more wide open than that one. wow.

40-12, 6:05 left in this SMACKDOWN

Steve Sax said...

Stanford defense is on fire right now

Steve Sax said...

Shayne Skov is rocking the D

His haircut is a little shocking however

Steve Sax said...

Harbaugh dodges Tafoya post-game! Nicely done!

Steve Sax said...

David Nelms, CEO of Discover, has one horrrrrible haircut. Wow.

Shayne Skov should talk to that guy, stat.

Steve Sax said...

Very impressive that they've got five Stanford players with Rece Davis and crew here on the post-game show, and all the Stanford players are answering articulately and politely.

Steve Sax said...

David Nelms picture here. Wow.

rbnlaw said...

There was no one at that game. . .or did everyone leave when the Trees started smacking the Turkey Killers?

Dusty Baker said...

Kicked Bourbon Street's ass. Bring it, you pansy gathering place for weak-kneed revelers!

Drank myself back sober.

Pppppppfffffttttt....

Dusty still sad re fantasy football.

Dusty Baker said...

you mean the Ents, RBN?

rbnlaw said...

Whatever the hell a Hokie is.

Steve Sax said...

Not that Rose Bowl attendance was lacking, but I still would have rather seen Stanford play there and TCU out in OrangeLand.

Fred's Brim said...

In honor of DB's everclear-soaked hand grenade, I thought it would be a good time to switch my avatar back to Bushwick Bill. May you continue to live your life Ever So Clear!

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty need bloody grenade.

Eric Karros said...

Congrats to Stanford!

I guess they'll end up behind the champ and TCU, so at best #3 if they pass the Auburn-Oregon loser, otherwise #4.

If Oregon beats Auburn more impressively than they beat Stanford, hopefully it's enough to get Stanford to #3. If Auburn wins, it makes sense Stanford would be #4.

Steve Sax said...

I read an article that said Stanford finished #2 in 1940, so they won't top that finish for "best in school history".

Slackers. Harbaugh and Luck had better stick around to claim that title.

Eric Karros said...

yup