Archive for March 14th, 2014

Pre-Internet fandom: A short, wretched memoir

March 14, 2014

By Matthew E. Milliken
March 14, 2014

The other day, in a follow-up to a post about my limited experience with football practices, I shared three vignettes that were vaguely related to those visit to practice. Today, another vaguely related follow-up to the follow-up!

Let’s return to that Sept. 10, 1994, game pitting Stanford football at Northwestern.

I have one particular memory from that game, or rather from just before the game. My friend Mark and I sat in the Stanford fan section, and I noticed some guys handing out sheets of paper. I went over to pick one up and was handed what I believe was the debut edition of The Bootleg, a Stanford sports fan publication that is now part of the Scout network of sports websites.

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