Here is the opening to my column about Stanford’s impressive victory over the Oregon State Beavers:


It is unusual for a football team, an elite team like Stanford, to change quarterbacks during the season and remain elite.

That’s exactly what the Cardinal did. They changed quarterbacks and beat the seriously good Oregon State Beavers and became even more elite. The Cardinal are a contender for the Rose Bowl and, if they beat the Oregon Ducks next week in Eugene, they could own the Pac-12 North (it still feels funny to write Pac-12 and North.)

To read the full column, please click here.

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  1. russell

    I realize this is a Stanford story, but I feel obligated to say something decent about Jeff Tedford since we have all beaten him down – I realize Cal just got stomped out based upon final score, but that team came to play. They had emotion, hit hard, played tough and were in the game until Oregon blew it open in the 3rd. Don’t misunderstand, I don’t know why he is still coaching Cal football, but I was impressed with how the team showed up and fought.

    November 10th, 2012 11:36 pm

  2. mbabco

    Lowell, I venture to guess that there is perhaps no other sportswriter in the country who would compare a football player’s demeanor to Bob Newhart. Great column.

    November 11th, 2012 9:14 am

  3. CohnZohn

    Thanks, mbabco. Suzanne Pleshette grew up in my Aunt Sarah’s apartment house on Newkirk Avenue, Brooklyn.

    November 11th, 2012 9:20 am

  4. NeverWrong

    Suzanne Pleshette really was pretty. Really, really pretty. Check her out in NEVADA SMITH.
    Everyone going goo-goo over Cam Newton last year, hello.

    November 11th, 2012 3:17 pm

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