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Bad-Ugly-Good: Taking stock of 1-0 Stanford

September 1, 2017

By Matthew E. Milliken
Sept. 1, 2017

I missed the early scoring in the Stanford football team’s season-opening win over Rice last weekend. I played (poorly overall, alas; details forthcoming) in a Scrabble tournament in Durham that day before driving to my friends’ home in Northern Virginia. (R— seemed happy to see me; then again, I think she’s pretty much happy to see everyone.)

I’d planned to listen to the start of the game while driving courtesy of the good offices of KZSU, the Stanford radio station, but every time I tried tuning in via my smartphone, I only heard music. Belatedly, I came to understand that the station hadn’t sent broadcasters (or even a single broadcaster!) to Sydney, Australia, presumably because of the expense involved.

So it wasn’t until after I arrived at my destination and spent a while chatting with my friends, and eating some of their food, that I settled down in front of a television to watch the game. By that point, Stanford held a 35-0 lead. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy these days to find video highlights.

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