Even if the old-timers in Berkeley and Palo Alto resist the notion, they know the truth: The Big Game is not nearly as big as it once was, and its once lofty position on the Bay Area sports landscape continues to shrink with no signs of recovery. What has happened to diminish the Big Game? Short answer: Way too many negative trends that have been going on way too long. The games themselves have been largely one-sided and predictable for a generation now.
Darting here and there …–Best-kept secret of The Big Game: David Shaw can become the winningest head football coach in Stanford history by beating Cal Saturday, passing the legendary Pop Warner. Not that the school would deign to make a big deal out of that, of course. Baffling. –If Stanford can’t beat a publicity tom-tom for Shaw’s stupendous milestone, how is it ever going to get Bryce Love the Heisman? Guess Shaw will just have to take over and give Love the ball 25-30 times.
Ten years ago, the NFL created a stir in the Bay Area when it was learned that the league wanted trademark the term “The Big Game.” Too many advertisers were using it as a generic bypass to “Super Bowl,” which can’t be named in an ad without permission – or due payment – to the NFL. The football folks at Stanford and Cal were aghast and affronted by the news. Longtime broadcaster and Stanford statesman Bob Murphy, with his usual razor wit, sliced it up as ludicrous.
Go for it. But do you know how many teams that couldn't lose because they were so talented I have ultimately watched lose? I was covering the Warriors in 1977. If you've been watching since 80, you should know how fragile success is. https://t.co/wr4MDbRDPd
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Selecting a term
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