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YES!!!!!!!
2007-10-06 19:43
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

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2007-10-06 19:49:11
1.   BlueGremlin
D-Backs victory over Philly?
2007-10-06 19:49:19
2.   dzzrtRatt
Pretty great win for Stanford. Congratulations. I was hoping you were able to find the "Versus" network to see it.
2007-10-06 19:49:36
3.   BlueGremlin
Ahhh
2007-10-06 19:52:44
4.   dzzrtRatt
And it's Notre Dame 20, UCLA 6?????? In the fourth quarter.

And Florida's beating LSU, which is good news for Cal if it holds up.

As is Stanford's win. Ironically.

2007-10-06 19:53:27
5.   PalmdaleSteve1
Is it just me or are the Frank C commercials getting really really old?

My response to the frequent appearance of commercials for this show is starting to invoke a Pavlovian response associated with projectile vomiting.

Note to TBS...great pictures on HD, not bad coverage at all, but loose the Frank C. commercials.

2007-10-06 19:54:34
6.   trainwreck
I would be a lot happier about Stanford beating USC, if UCLA did not have a joke of a football program.
2007-10-06 19:55:54
7.   JoeyP
Ugly football out of both USC and UCLA today.

Florida's win would keep them in the race for a back-back in football/basketball.

2007-10-06 20:05:50
8.   Marty
Ratt, I don't think you will need Stanford's help. As it stands now, Cal will dominate. I just hope this loss sets a fire under USC and maybe they can run the table for the rest of the schedule.

But I doubt it.

2007-10-06 20:05:55
9.   Kevin Lewis
5

Probably some of the worst over use of advertising I have seen in a long time. I don't even want to see the show because I feel like I have seen all he has to offer.

2007-10-06 20:06:32
10.   Daniel Zappala
Wow. Just ... wow. I was away from college football all day, and had no idea. I need to see if I can somehow see some highlights tonight.

Go Stanford!

2007-10-06 20:13:53
11.   tjshere
Wasn't it just a few short weeks ago that John David Booty was being discussed as a potential Heisman candidate? Wow!

Congratulations on the big win, Jon. Have an Orange Julius on me.

2007-10-06 20:17:17
12.   dzzrtRatt
8 But Marty... you don't understand... With SC losing and if LSU loses (still in doubt) and Cal having a bye...it's at least possible Cal will be the #1 team in the nation on at least one poll next week.

This is not something that has happened in my lifetime. It's unimaginable.

2007-10-06 20:20:48
13.   Daniel Zappala
Last team to beat USC at home -- 6 years ago -- Stanford. Unbelievable.

"First we have Appalachian State, now Stanford" (ESPN News). Nice company we're in.

2007-10-06 20:22:12
14.   Daniel Zappala
12 But Cal has Jeff Tedford, who I heard on ESPN Radio is the best football coach in America. Nice hire from Oregon!

More unimaginable would be Stanford ranked #1.

2007-10-06 20:29:21
15.   Bluebleeder87
I guess Jon's stanford team won, with the "YES!!!!!" opening to the thread, congrats senor Jon.
2007-10-06 20:38:07
16.   GoBears
Holy Moly. Congrats to your guys, Jon and DZ. Wow. I told a friend this afternoon that $C might score 100 pts today, such was the magnitude of the mismatch. Which just proves that I'm a moron.

Wow.

2007-10-06 20:38:08
17.   underdog
WOW, is all I can say. This is up there with the Appalachian State win earlier this year. I never would've expected the Cardinal win, especially with all the injuries and all, but Pritchard proved up to the challenge and USC obviously did some major overlooking. Congrats.
2007-10-06 21:07:36
18.   Scott Long
Great win for the Cardinal. Not a good night for SoCal football, huh? Considering USC has 10 tailbacks that could start for Stanford, this win was as big of an upset as App State.
If you don't believe me, App State can get in a lot of non-qualifiers that would attend bigger schools, where as Harbaugh has mentioned, Stanford has a tougher academic standard than almost anyone else.
2007-10-06 21:26:43
19.   Gen3Blue
The snakes win, however, is not to celebrate. Though I am rooting for the Rockies.
2007-10-06 21:29:03
20.   CeyHey10
In Chicago for a conference, and just got back from a sad, sad Wrigleyville. It was surreal -- I had never seen it in person before, and the place was completely on-fire abuzz before the first pitch, and then... the first pitch. It landed a few feet away from my seats in the LF bleachers, and it was like an emotional grenade had landed. The entire stadium deflated. I've never seen anything like it. What followed was nine innings of mass collective depression. I'm trying to decide if it would have been harder had the Dodgers' young guns of '07 gone out this way...
2007-10-06 21:30:51
21.   CeyHey10
19 Plus side: if both NL West teams sweep, it'll make the Dodgers' swoon look better, and might, might dent the east coast sports media a smidgen. Down side: two young foes in the division next year who have the confidence of having been there and won that.
2007-10-06 21:41:31
22.   Daniel Zappala
Since when does Stanford have black in its uniform?
2007-10-06 21:51:26
23.   dzzrtRatt
21 If Colletti can learn anything from this, it's that it doesn't take long for a prospect to blossom into a legitimate PVL, if you give him a chance.
2007-10-06 22:25:44
24.   Linkmeister
Congratulations, Stanford alums!

For Bob and Brock, UH up 24-13 with 4:30 left in the first half over Utah State.

2007-10-06 22:55:34
25.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Dude... if the Rockies win the World Series and Cal (I'm an alum) win a national championship in the same sports year, that pretty much means I've peaked at 27.
2007-10-06 23:27:44
26.   El Lay Dave
I was running errands and listening to the UCLA-ND game on the radio. I punched the 710 button in time to hear Stanford drive to the winning touchdown and USC flail helplessly in their last gasp effort, such as it was. I switched back to the Bruin radio broadcast and after a few plays, with nothing happening a huge roar rises from the Rose Bowl filled with UCLA and Notre Dame fans. Within moments, the radio play-by-play man states, "They just put up the final score, Stanford defeats USC, 24-23"

Bob Timmermann was there; he'll be able to describe it much better.

2007-10-07 00:09:18
27.   Bob Timmermann
26
I cannot properly describe the horrors of the UCLA-Notre Dame game.

It was gruesome.

I felt like J.D. Cannon. I kept yelling "MCLEOD!!!!"

2007-10-07 00:35:23
28.   Robert Fiore
It was a hell of a win, and I wouldn't mind it at all if NCAA football had a real playoff. As it is, if you lose a game you're essentially disqualified from championship consideration, no matter what team is best at the end of a season (though maybe not this year). I really believe the stance of the established bowl games is terribly shortsighted. In the NCAA Basketball playoffs, isn't the first round in which everyone plays the one that generates the most excitement, at least until the final? If the New Year's Day bowl games were the first round of a true playoff, every bowl game is equally meaningful, rather than so many being pointless.
2007-10-07 00:37:43
29.   Greg Brock
The UCLA Fan says:

Ha ha ha. Notre Dame defeats UCLA. I love it. We deserve it. The worst team in America beats the Bruins. Please tell me why Karl Dorrell is a great coach.

Ha ha ha...This loss is my favorite loss. I predicted Notre Dame over UCLA three weeks ago. Because UCLA is a joke.

Ha ha ha...Karl Dorrell is the worst coach in America....GO IRISH!!!

2007-10-07 01:03:48
30.   dan reines
congratulations to stanford and jon. i'm just disappointed cal didn't get the chance to be the ones to crush usc's dreams.
2007-10-07 06:43:07
31.   MollyKnight
It's a great day to be the lone Stanford grad in a family full of USC alums.

I got about eleven "Yah! Yah! SSSSSS!!!!" text messages from friends last night, and concession phone calls from both of my parents.

The first three years (99,00,01) I was in college we dominated SC. Then Willingham left before my senior year and we've been terrible ever since. So, yah!

2007-10-07 09:35:53
32.   underdog
Well my alma mater*, both of them, did not lose yesterday either - they will NOT be defeated!

*San Francisco State and Cal College of the Arts, no football programs (the former once had a proud Div II program years ago, though) I root for Cal and as a kid for UCLA.

2007-10-07 15:26:25
33.   Telemachos
Congratulations, Jon, from a big Trojan fan. I caught the end of the game on the radio (I was at work), and just an incredible job by Stanford. I'm more stunned than sorrowful -- but really, hard to do anything but tip your cap to the Cardinal.

Too bad LSU won.... it would've been cool to see Cal as #1 (even if briefly). I'm glad that USC only fell to #10 in the AP poll -- there's still a chance to get back to the national championship game if they win out (strength of schedule is very strong). But the USC program needs to take a hard look at itself and go back to its roots.... and I hope Stanford rides this victory towards a resurgence. The more quality teams in the Pac-10, the better.

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