Eyes on the prize

The Stanford Tree: “We’re going 0-12 this season. This is our chance. We could be legends.” Heh.

P.S. If the Cardinal do finish the season winless and tieless, they’d be the first BCS-conference team to “accomplish” that “feat” since Duke in 2001… the first BCS conference team not named Duke to do so since South Carolina in 1999 (Duke was also winless in 2000, and is threatening to go winless again this year)… and the first Pac-10 team to go 0-for-the-season since Oregon State in 1980!

Here, just for fun, is a complete listing of all Division I-A winless teams since that year, courtesy of the wonderful jhowell.net:

1980: *Northwestern (0-11), *Oregon State (0-11)
1981: *Northwestern (0-11), Eastern Michigan (0-11), Colorado State (0-12)
1982: Rice (0-11), Kent (0-11), Richmond (0-10)
1983: none
1984: *Indiana (0-11)
1985: none
1986: none
1987: New Mexico (0-11)
1988: *Kansas State (0-11), Rice (0-11)
1989: *Northwestern (0-11), New Mexico State (0-11), Kent (0-11)
1990: none
1991: none
1992: none
1993: Kent (0-11)
1994: Ohio (0-11)
1995: none
1996: *Duke (0-11)
1997: *Illinois (0-11), Northern Illinois (0-11), *Rutgers (0-11)
1998: UNLV (0-11), Hawaii (0-12), Kent (0-11)
1999: *South Carolina (0-11), Ball State (0-11), Buffalo (0-11)
2000: *Duke (0-11)
2001: *Duke (0-11), Houston (0-11), Navy (0-10)
2002: none
2003: Army (0-13), SMU (0-12)
2004: Central Florida (0-11)
2005: Temple (0-11), New Mexico State (0-12)

*denotes major-conference team

5 Responses to “Eyes on the prize”

  1. Texasyank says:

    And Rome will give Palo Alto a tour stop!

    Ah, maybe not.

  2. B. Minich says:

    The tree writes op-eds?

    Wow. I didn’t think it could be any lamer.

  3. C Bassett says:

    Hey, what happened to that bowl projection/Boise State post?

  4. Brendan Loy says:

    It’ll reappear later. I wanted to keep the ticket-lottery protest post near the top for a while longer.

  5. The Stanford Tree says:

    Follow your dreams, You can reach your goals, I’m living proof! Beefcake!