I was asked in my weekly Monday podcast on latimes.com whether I would be shocked if Stanford beat Oregon. I said "no." Stanford beat Oregon last year, I said, and was the defending Pac-12 and Rose Bowl champion. Why would it be a shock?
And I sort of picked Stanford to beat Oregon in August when I made Stanford my preseason No. 1. Yet, after Thursday night's ESPN broadcast, analyst Jesse Palmer said no one thought Stanford could win.
I suggested Palmer should have called my home.
Also, right before the game, Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News predicted Stanford would win, 23-21.
Wilner blew it. His prediction was way off. The score was 26-20.
You must be very sad today, but that's the way the ball bounces in the Pac-12. If you and I live long enough, we might witness a team from the Pac-12 win college football's national championship. I will continue to pray that God grants you more college football wisdom.
Unless I died in 2003, and have been covering college football the last 10 years as a ghost, I saw a Pac-12 team win national titles in 2003 and 2004.
Why would I be sad? I picked Stanford as my preseason No. 1 and there is still a chance the one-loss Cardinal can get to the national title game.
I'm sort of feeling vindicated after Stanford's unfortunate loss at Utah.
Thanks for your prayers, but you can go ahead and redirect them toward world peace.
Way to jinx Stanford earlier this year, cause the Utah loss, and treat us to another 'Bama title.
My pleasure. It's funny how many little mistakes or brain cramps can affect a national title race. Ah yes, the loss at Utah and a botched goal-line sequence that could end up costing Stanford the national title.
Stanford was third and two at the Utah six and decided to pass twice. Two incomplete passes and the game was over. The team that ran all over Oregon didn't think it could run for two yards in two tries against Utah? Tyler Gaffney carried 45 times against Oregon and 16 times against Utah?