8:45 PM A woman whose Mission Hills, Kansas house caught on fire Tuesday was warned that she would be arrested if she tried to go back in to save her World Series tickets. A firefighter was able to retrieve the tickets, while neighbor George Brett happened by while out walking his dog.
8:30 PMPETA has sent a letter to Texas A&M asking the school to do its annual Elephant Walk without the use of live elephants. The Walk is done through campus by senior football players before their last regular season game of the season.
Monday Stanford completed a historic football season with a convincing victory over Virgina Tech in the Orange Bowl. The win was the culmination of the greatest program turnaround in college football history. (At least outside of Evanston and Manhattan, Kansas.)
In five years, the Stanford team has done the unthinkable, going from 1-11 in 2006 - the year before current coach Jim Harbaugh arrived - to 12-1 this season with its only loss on the road to top-ranked Oregon.
No, this isn’t any ordinary, bowl-victorious college football team. The Cardinal’s season is undeniably cause for a certain measure of awe and reflection.
Sadly though, the primary disseminators of Stanford’s crowning achievement, Orange Bowl broadcaster ESPN, steeply discounted the historical significance of the moment by focusing on what is, in comparison, a rather transient subject. Read more…