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Bad-Ugly-Good: Taking stock of 3-4 Stanford

October 21, 2019

By Matthew E. MillikenMEMwrites.wordpress.comOct. 21, 2019 The day after Stanford’s brutal loss to UCLA, I realized that I hadn’t donned the possibly lucky Stanford wristband that I’d acquired at the alumni tailgate prior to the UCF debacle and worn during the thrilling victory over the University of Washington. Was Thursday night’s defeat my fault?! Anyway, […]

Bad-Ugly-Good: Taking stock of 7-4 Stanford

November 27, 2018

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com Nov. 27, 2018 I watched the Cardinal take on UCLA last Saturday by myself at James Joyce Pub. The game was well in hand except, um, for all the times that it wasn’t. • The Bad Stanford’s second-half defense against the Bruins left something to be desired. UCLA piled up 336 […]

Bad-Ugly-Good: Taking stock of 3-0 Stanford

September 21, 2018

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com Sept. 21, 2018 Thankfully for those in the Research Triangle, Hurricane Florence had its strongest effects elsewhere in the Carolinas. I wound up listening to the first half of the UC Davis–Stanford game on the Internet on a rainy (but not spectacularly so) Saturday afternoon before driving to James Joyce […]

That was the championship that was

April 8, 2016

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com April 8, 2016 Going into Monday night, it had been an entire year since a team from the Research Triangle — the cities and surroundings of Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh — had won an NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship game. The top-seeded University of North Carolina Tar Heels hoped to end […]

Football, television and beer: Rambling thoughts on these three things

September 9, 2013

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com Sept. 9, 2013 At the beginning of 2002, I moved out of my childhood home (at a rather advanced age — but never mind that) and into a small studio apartment on Broadway near Columbia University, where I was then pursuing graduate studies at the renowned journalism school. One of […]