Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Little This and That for Stanford

C and R are feeling lazy, what with all this rain in Northern CA, and us watching the Olympics and all (and yes, C IS old enough to have heard live Al Michaels exclaim “Do you believe in Miracles?” in the closing seconds of Team USA’s win over the Soviets in ice hockey in 1980. It truly was an amazing sports moment that gave her goose bumps and still makes her a little misty-eyed to this day). Speaking of the Olympics, C’s son is completely riveted by curling. C liked the Simpson’s episode on curling. (I mean come on, a pregnant woman is on the Canadian curling team as an alternate…how hard can it be?). Is it time for Lindsey Vonn to ski again?

Anyhoo, let’s check in with others to see what they have written about the Stanford Women’s Basketball Team.

First of all, Senior Jayne Apple was named the PAC-10 Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. She ties the PAC-10 record for career selections with nine, sharing with our fave of faves, Stanford’s own Candice Wiggins. Yeah, they kinda have to give it to Jayne, who earned her 2000th career point and 1,000 rebounds. She needs just 13 rebounds to break the PAC-10 record set by Lisa Leslie. She also had two double doubles in the two games for the week, and helped Stanford clinch at least a tie for the PAC-10 regular season title.

The Palo Alto Online had a cute quote, “The Three Trees got Seven. The three tall front court players for Stanford have combined for 7 PAC-10 Player of the Week awards this season. Jayne and Kayla Pedersen each have 2 this season, and Nneka Ogwumike has 3.

Heard from a former Stanford player and she asked if C and R had seen the “Fear The Tree” Stanford T-shirt? She said it should read, “Fear the Trees” with an “S” at the end, to honor Jayne, Kayla and Nneka. We love it. We are going to go and buy that shirt and make an “S” out of masking tape! Maybe we can do it in time for the Cal game.

Here is Michelle Smith’s take on the seniors and their injuries. And here is ESPN’s own Mechelle Voepel’s view of the Stanford Senior Night game. C and R thought they spied her there on press row. And just for a little home town cookin’ check out the Stanford Daily’s write up on Senior Night.

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