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Re: Introductions - Robbie - 06-22-2015

Senior year I was mostly overseas, but came back Spring quarter in order to finish. And yes, I spent that quarter in Twain. I can't say I ever really felt part of that community. But you can count me as a Roble/Twain person. (And Soto freshman year - maybe by mentioning that I can draw a number of Soto people out of the woodwork.)


Re: Introductions - pefloresjr - 06-22-2015

Can't we all just get along and agree that Branner sucks?  :P

Cheers,
Pete F.




Re: Introductions - Nan3cy - 06-22-2015

(06-22-2015, 12:22 PM)garvin link Wrote:JJJ, it does seem to me we have an unusual number of Robleites, but it may just be that Roble people speak up more because most of us liked it. (Nan3cy and her raging 1966 hormones are possibly the exception.) I mean, I've never heard anybody at a Stanford event pipe up and say, "Oh my goodness was Twain a thrilling experience!"

I lived on 2B as a freshman, 3-Center the next three years, the final two in the same room. I should have claimed homestead rights.


Wrong on two counts, Garvin. First, I loved Roble. Made some friends that I've kept for a long time. The food was great. My sponsor on the floor (1C) was a treasure.


And second, they were raging 1965 hormones.




Re: Introductions - garvin - 06-22-2015

Well, I said "maybe." You do seem to have felt...constrained...by the penological nighttime elements.


Re: Introductions - Leftcoast - 06-22-2015

I'm glad that word did NOT mean what I thought it might!

Penological 
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pe·nol·o·gy also poe·nol·o·gy  (pē-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study, theory, and practice of prison management and criminal rehabilitation.


Re: Introductions - pefloresjr - 06-22-2015

I just figured that Garvin had monetized his wasted time posting on the Cardboard and had sold product placement space to Viagra. 

Cheers,
Pete F.


Re: Introductions - Papa John - 06-23-2015

(06-19-2015, 05:15 PM)Robbie link Wrote:Welcome JJJ.


And for anyone else with a Roble connection, feel free to become a member of https://www.facebook.com/groups/18621693619/ - I know JJJ is there already.


For anyone who happened to live in Roble 1982-83, "Roble Rhymes"--the name of the Facebook group mentioned by Robbie--was the title of a three-song cassette tape that I co-wrote that year with another Stanford friend. I walked around the dorm and sold copies for something like $5 each to try to recoup the recording costs (which is why we titled it "Roble Rhymes"). I'm still looking for a copy of the cassette so that I can send a digitized version of the recordings, just for kicks, to Sanjay, the moderator of the group. Of course, I know that it's a longshot that anyone would still have a copy, but the greatest upset ever was equally unlikely in the eyes of many.


Re: Introductions - TheFarm07 - 07-23-2015

I realize I have been posting on the forum for quite a while, but I haven't properly introduced myself.

Class of 2007 grad (you can guess that from my name, otherwise I would be a 130-yr old Class of 1907 grad).  Ashamedly, I didn't attend many Stanford games while I was in college, but I did witness in person our 20-14 victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl a couple of years ago.

I've predominantly commented on women's basketball (having a dominant women's program awoken my passion for the oft-maligned sport), but I am proud of the success in all our sports and try to catch watching as much of them as possible.

My hopes for the 2015-16 year:

-Return to double digit wins for the football team and contending for the conference title and maybe even a playoff spot (if our O-Line doesn't miss Andrus Peat too much, Hogan stays consistent and not make the occasional boneheaded throw that he's known for, our new defensive starters can continue the legacy of their predecessors and Shaw learns to take a risk or two when warranted)

-A new head MBB coach

-Extend our dominance in the Director's Cup

-Extend our team national championship title streak (either from continuing our dominance (Women's water polo), a return to the title after brief (for them) droughts (women's soccer, women's tennis, women's volleyball, men's water polo) or maybe a surprise winner (this year's version of women's golf)

-Return to the top echelon for women's basketball

My Stanford history:
-Freshman year (Donner)
-Sophomore year (Narnia)
-Junior year (Burbank for most of the year, beside a quarter abroad at Oxford)
-Senior year (Kimball)

History/Int'l Relations double major


Re: Introductions - winflop - 07-23-2015

In the spirit of Farm07 I'll add to my earlier, briefer intro:

My hopes for the 2015-16 year:
-10+ regular season wins in football, and another conference title
-keep The Streak alive
-another Director's Cup
-another Capital One Cup, women's or men's
-100+ Academic All-Americans (again)
-baseball makes the Super Regionals
-the last season of Johnny Dawkins on the Stanford sideline at Maples (you had to know this one would be in my list)

My Stanford history (class of 1988):
-Freshman year (Wilbur-Madera)
-Sophomore year (Toyon)
-Junior year (Tours fall qtr, Whitman winter/spring)
-Senior year (Whitman)
For younger members of this board, Madera is now Junipero, and Whitman is now the Pi Beta Phi sorority house

Math Sciences major with honors in Statistics (aka Sadistics)


Re: Introductions - amartinsu13 - 07-26-2015

Hey all!  I've been a lurker on this website for a couple years now and finally decided to create an account. 

I was a Class of '13 grad and got to live through these recent glory years of Stanford football.  From Toby's last season as a freshman (I got to eat with him + Marecic a couple times in Ricker Dining) to Andrew Luck's last season as a senior (he cut my girlfriend in line at the salad bar in a dining hall).  I still live in the Palo Alto area (my girlfriend is doing a PhD here now), and I'll be returning to the GSB to do my MBA in either 2016 or 2018 (I've been accepted, but I'm deferring to get work experience.. and hopefully make enough money to pay for it..).

My favorite Stanford football game I attended in person: 2010 Triple OT win @ USC.  Awesome road trip with my best friends, and a heart pounding game.  I'm not sure I'll ever see a more exciting football game in person.

My Stanford history:
-Freshman year (FroSoCo) - Dean Bravman's last year.  Although he's my sleeper pick for next Stanford President.
-Sophomore year (FroSoCo) - probably my favorite year at Stanford.  Got to live in a single, met all my closest friends, and first started dating my college sweetheart ("floorcest" :)
-Junior year (Branner)
-Senior year (Haus Mitt)

I created my own major in the School of Engineering.  I studied product design, psychology, and a little bit of computer science. 


Re: Introductions - CornFed - 07-26-2015

Welcome, amartinSU13.  We await your observations with great excitement.  We await your typos with even greater relish.  ;)


Re: Introductions - TheFarm07 - 07-27-2015

Welcome amartinSU13 as well!  You were fortunate; I had to go through undergrad during the nadir of the Stanford football program capped by a 1-11 senior season.


Re: Introductions - Leftcoast - 07-27-2015

Welcome to all the new members (and the older ones just now introducing themselves).  It's great to see new blood joining the Cardboard and folks who were in school during the Shaw and Harbaugh eras will have a lot to add.    (Count yourself lucky, I came to Stanford in then Wiggin era.)


Re: Introductions - CTcard - 07-27-2015

(07-23-2015, 05:59 AM)winflop link Wrote:Math Sciences major with honors in Statistics (aka Sadistics)

So what is the difference between a Mathematics major and Math Sciences?


Re: Introductions - Robbie - 07-27-2015

(07-27-2015, 09:35 PM)CTcard link Wrote:So what is the difference between a Mathematics major and Math Sciences?

Think of Mathematical Sciences as Applied Math. Many of the students in that program would have done a major in Computer Sciences if it existed at the time.

My roommate (who is definitely not a sports fan, and would not be found on this board, although he was a varsity athlete) dual majored in Mathematical Sciences and Political Science. Everyone always assumed that Mathematical Sciences was his "real" major, but he cared more about PoliSci and has spent his entire career in DC, shifting between government jobs and academics.


Re: Introductions - Spiny_Norman - 07-28-2015

(07-27-2015, 09:43 PM)Robbie link Wrote:[quote author=CTcard link=topic=4543.msg122844#msg122844 date=1438058142]
So what is the difference between a Mathematics major and Math Sciences?

Think of Mathematical Sciences as Applied Math. Many of the students in that program would have done a major in Computer Sciences if it existed at the time.
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I had several friends who were MathSci majors in the early 1980s.  If I recall correctly, it spanned 4 disciplines - math, CS, operations research and statistics.  One of those friends is now applying his experience and love for sports to develop a web service to help fantasy players select their teams.


Greetings - pkpk - 08-04-2015

First time poster, long time reader, of this site and TOS and TOOS (the other other site).  I like them each fine, for different reasons, although it would be easier to have them in one place. 

To answer TrumpCard's question at the bottom of page 70, I am not 100% sure but think you are right: highly-sought but academically borderline recruits do not get negative news in August.  In some other sports, yes, as there are fewer spots (like tennis, soccer) and if a more highly sought recruit is admitted and accepts then the next ones in line get the news and move on (usually, since they all know what each other are doing).  But in football, most 4 and 5 stars on the border academically can earn credibility with admissions by either achieving good grades in tough classes (AP or Honors) in Autumn quarter/semester or improving their test scores.  Here's to many of them doing the work and getting admitted this year, could be a banner year!!

And thanks for the welcomes.  I am a 3x Stanford grad (co-term and MBA, so really 2x), and work part time at the University.  Flo Mo, a fraternity, off campus, was on the edge of a varsity sport for 2 years.  I have had season ticket or tickets since about 1993, and was at 1982 Big Game (where both arms raised began, I believe, in response to the erroneously approved touchdown at the end of the first half, when the Weenie receiver slid under a bouncing ball, caught it and was mistakenly awarded the score.)  Other sports: I really like futbol (Spanish, Champions League and World Cup, and increasingly Premier League; any of my kids' sports; good team-oriented hoops -- Stanford men and women, Dubs...; biking (doing, not watching)).  And I love Pt Reyes.




Re: Greetings - JJJ - 08-04-2015

Sorry, off topic, but that weenie receiver, I believe, was Mariet Ford. I somehow missed that he himself wears stripes now (actually blue shirt and pants, but you know what I mean):

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/kroichick/article/From-The-Play-to-hard-time-20-years-after-2763807.php


Re: Introductions - 8onesaw - 08-07-2015

Hey, I'm new to the board and actually new to Stanford athletics. I grew up a die-hard BYU fan and still follow them closely. I'm a fan of college football and have been looking for a second team to cheer for. I just started working for Stanford a few months ago, so I figured this was a great opportunity to jump on the bandwagon. I just got my season tickets. I'm excited for what looks to be a great home schedule this year.

Are there any videos or websites I should check out as a new fan? I've been watching old Stanford games on Youtube to pass the time over the summer.


Re: Introductions - Robbie - 08-07-2015

(08-07-2015, 03:24 PM)8onesaw link Wrote:Hey, I'm new to the board and actually new to Stanford athletics. I grew up a die-hard BYU fan and still follow them closely. I'm a fan of college football and have been looking for a second team to cheer for. I just started working for Stanford a few months ago, so I figured this was a great opportunity to jump on the bandwagon. I just got my season tickets. I'm excited for what looks to be a great home schedule this year.

Are there any videos or websites I should check out as a new fan? I've been watching old Stanford games on Youtube to pass the time over the summer.

Welcome.

1990 Big Game
2007 Stanford-USC

I'm all of us have stories where we leave the stadium less happy than those - but I'm an optimist.