in A's may stand for a lot of things, but Average is
not one of them."
Winners of 2001
Formula 1 Auto Racing
Le Tour de France
S.F. Grand Prix, 2001
-Lance Armstrong and gang comes to the City for this tremendously successful inaugural event. Over 350,000 spectators. Thank
for live coverage,
American track and field athletes Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) protest with the Black Power salute as they stand on the winner's podium at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
It's Big Game Day
Big Game Day,
the happy November rituals.
call it the Big Game because it really is," I wrote a
thousand years ago, but the detractors tend to downgrade it
now as just another game between two teams that aren't going
anywhere. It's a classic, they say, only for the old grads
who remember the heroes of their youth, from Andy Smith's
Wonder Teams to Stanford's cocky Vow Boys, from Vic Bottari,
Sam Chapman and Jackie Jensen to Ernie Nevers, Biff Hoffman
and Frank Albert. True and false. There is something special
about the Big Game, and the memories have a lot to do with
it. The players sense that they are part of the myth-ology,
and rise to the moment.
I've seen my share of Big Games, but seldom a dull one. Something
wild and crazy always happens, the melodramatic ending as
the clock winds down and the shadows grow long across the
stadium floor and you know that another chapter is ending
in the long story of a fascinating rivalry. Could two schools
be more different than Cal and Stanford! Yet, it works.'