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Saturday, May 20, 2006

"The Play" Is Still The Greatest Event In College Football History

24 years after the day of the event, "The Play" is still the most well-known single event in college football history, and makes the already rich rivalry between the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University all the more magical.

If you've never seen "The Play" it's captured in a video which can be seen with a click on the title of this post and is part of a webpage on its history. The video, unlike others, starts with Stanford's finaly scoring drive, led by John Elway, and features a run by my good friend then-Stanford (later LA / Oakland Raiders) Fullback Michael Dotterer to set up the field goal which would have got Stanford the win...had "The Play" not occured.

Jimmy Clausen Commits To Notre Dame To Be Coached By Charlie Weis - Video

Who's Jimmy Clausen? Sports Illustrated calls him "The Kid With The Golden Arm." His high school coach at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, Calif. calls him "The Le Bron James of Football." He wears the number 7, like John Elway. And now, he's going to Notre Dame.

In this video, Jimmy Clausen explains that the reason he selected Notre Dame over all the other colleges going after him was simple: the resume of Charlie Weis.

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