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YouTube Thursday: Go Bears! Beat The [Mascot Redacted]!

Remember, it's the Cardinal we are facing this weekend. Not their politically incorrect previous mascot. Us here at the California Golden Blogs are nothing if not wildly politically correct. We would never be politically incorrect! Whether we are showcasing our intense admiration for Sanchez-Americans or finding exhilaration in the diverse history of that sacred ancient burial grove next to the football stadium, we always have great respect for all ethnicities, nationalities, and religious groups.

Except for Stanford fans.

God, we hate those people. Man, "those people," we hate them so much! Do they even count as people? Do Stanford fans have the vote? We need to revoke Stanford suffrage. But, failing that, let's just look at some YouTube videos of their various bakbaketball players.

First, let's meet the Stanford seniors:

Here is the preview from the official site:

Stanford Cardinal (14-7, 4-7, vs. CSU Bakersfield 2/10)
at California Golden Bears (18-6, 7-4)
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif.
Radio: KYOU (1550 AM) TV: Fox Sports Net

Stanford Scouting Report
A Look at Stanford

Stanford split its weekend series against Washington State and Washington last weekend, defeating the Cougars, 65-54, but falling to the Huskies, 75-68. Anthony Goods leads three Cardinal averaging in double figures with 16.5 ppg. Stanford won its first three road games of the season, but has dropped four straight away from home in Pac-10 action.

Cal-Stanford Series History
Stanford defeated Cal, 75-69, in the first meeting on Jan. 17 at Maples Pavilion behind 25 points from Lawrence Hill. Jamal Boykin had a career-high 22 points for the Bears. Cal's last victory over Stanford in Berkeley was a 65-62 decision on Feb. 6, 2006, when Leon Powe tallied 32 points. Cal leads the all-time series, 139-113.

Stanford Head Coach Johnny Dawkins
Johnny Dawkins arrived at Stanford after completing 11 years as a member of the Duke coaching staff. For the last nine seasons, Dawkins served as the Blue Devils' associate head coach. He began his coaching career as an assistant during the 1998-99 campaign.

Probable Starters

Pos	No      Name	        Ht	Wt	Yr	Ppg	Rpg
F 15 Lawrence Hill 6-8 220 Sr 13.5 5.7
F 02 Landry Fields 6-7 210 Jr 12.0 6.8
C 24 Josh Owens 6-8 215 So 8.1 3.9
G 01 Mitch Johnson 6-1 185 Sr 7.6 2.2
G 04 Anthony Goods 6-3 200 Sr 16.5 3.3

For more information:

Here's video of Stanford's beatdown of Cal State Bakersfield:

And highlights of the Stanford game versus UW:

Here's hoping Johnny Dawkins is a worse b-ball coach than actor. Although that would be difficult:

Some highlights of their game against Arizona:

And here are some highlights of their game against TTU:

Keep an eye on senior leader Mitch Johnson. Here he is getting embarrassed by Oregon player Tajuan Porter. I love the announcer on this:

There are a lot of videos of press conferences up:

Keep an eye on Anthony Goods. Here's some old video of him:

And he's got one thing in common with PChris: agoraphobia! Nah, just kidding, he's a sneakerhead:

I will never EVER understand sneakerheads, but yknow, whatever.

So, those are some videos of the men's side. Here is some information on the women's basketball team. I did a preview of Stanford last time out. The stats are slightly off now, but the themes are the same. And here are some videos. Like their game against UCLA:

And the press conference after we beat them last month:

So, let's take a look at some women's basketball videos. Like meeting Ashley Cimono:

And some highlight videos:

Lets meet some more players. Like Mel Murphy:

The coaches two dogs:

Michelle Harrison:

Hannah Donaghe:

I'll keep it short this time. When I was in junior high, Nirvana was the biggest and brightest star. My favorite was Alice In Chains, by far. Not to say that Nirvana is bad, far from it. But AIC was better. Always was. And always will be.

Back then, everybody (and I mean EVERYBODY) had the Nirvana Unplugged album. Great album, no doubt about it. But they weren't the only grunge band to do the whole unplugged thing. AIC went before the bright lights, too. And from that seminal album came the track: Nutshell. Everytime I hear this song, I hear the ubiquitous, but, in retrospect, quintessentially cliched "teenage angst" that invariably follows you through your high school years. Back then, though, there wasn't anything cliche about it at all. Listen to it for yourself: