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Rose Bowl 2013: It's Our Deal

Whether you're scrambling for hotel rooms, hitting up friends who might offer lodging for a night or two, or Googling "RV parks close to Pasadena", there's one thing we can all agree on this holiday season, and it bears repeating. 2012 was one helluva vintage year for Stanford football.

Turns out that your favorite prognosticating Stanford football columnist wasn't too far off four months ago when he observed, right here in this space, August 14, the parallels between the then-upcoming season and a historic one in which a new quarterback was replacing a renowned predecessor with big cleats to fill: "In fact, the Plunkett-less 1971 season turned out better than almost anyone... Recommended Stories