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Bad-Ugly-Good: Taking stock of 4-8 Stanford

December 4, 2019

By Matthew E. MillikenMEMwrites.wordpress.comDec. 4, 2019 I marked the end of Stanford’s 2019 football season where I’d welcomed it: At Tobacco Road, where I watched the Notre Dame game with elation that eventually shaded into apprehension and then despair. It’s fair to say that I was cranky during the second half. • The Bad What for […]

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

October 10, 2019

By Matthew E. MillikenMEMwrites.wordpress.comOct. 10, 2019 I had kind of a crazy night last weekend. I watched the first part of Saturday’s Washington–Stanford game at Tobacco Road but deliberately left at halftime because of what happened the last time I’d watched the Cardinal play a night game at that location. I walked to my car, […]

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

September 10, 2019

By Matthew E. MillikenMEMwrites.wordpress.comSept. 10, 2019 I returned to Tobacco Road on Saturday evening to view the Stanford football team’s debacle at USC. Suffice to say that the results were quite different from the previous week’s. • The Bad As you might imagine after a 25-point loss, there are plenty of candidates for this week’s The […]

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

September 3, 2019

By Matthew E. MillikenMEMwrites.wordpress.comSept. 3, 2019 I watched the season opener at Tobacco Road with my local Stanford sports buddy. The joint was hopping — a bunch of interesting college football games started at 3:30, about half an hour before the Cardinal kicked off against Northwestern, and the restaurant was doing a booming pregame business […]

Bad-Ugly-Good: Taking stock of 5-2 Stanford

October 19, 2017

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com Oct. 19, 2017 Saturday was a sports-watching day. First I went to Devine’s to watch the Yankees lose 2-1 to Houston for the second straight game in the American League Championship Series. After going home to change into Cardinal colors, I walked over to one of downtown Durham’s pinball spots to […]

Bad-Ugly-Good: Taking stock of 1-2 Stanford

September 20, 2017

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com Sept. 20, 2017 With Stanford kicking off at 10:30 Saturday evening against San Diego State, I was flying solo for my football-watching this past weekend. I stopped by a downtown Durham barcade, where I chatted and played pinball with my pal D— and his girlfriend; I also set a high […]

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

September 13, 2017

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com Sept. 13, 2017 I saw most of the Cardinal football team’s demoralizing defeat at the hands of USC Saturday night. I rendezvoused with my fellow Stanford alum Jim at Tobacco Road, a downtown Durham sports bar that I particularly favor, right around kickoff. But we decided to leave shortly after my […]