Stanford University is actually bad

I tell people that I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is technically true but not the whole truth. If I was being completely honest I would say I grew up in Silicon Valley. I’m generally not completely honest, lest people get the wrong idea about me.

My hometown of Santa Clara is not gorgeous San Francisco or dynamic Oakland or even pretty livable Albany or San Rafael. It’s basically one big empty commercial office park parking lot next to a Coco’s next to a Jamba Juice next to about 2,000 consecutive blocks of garage-front postwar houses ranging in color from off yellow to off tan, each listed at $1.25 million in a buyer’s market.

Another personal fact I tend to keep on the DL: The very first collegiate sporting event I ever attended was a Stanford Cardinal football game. This one to be exact.

I was something of a fan!

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Predicting the 2016-17 SDSU men’s hoops season


We, the staff of Kabeer Thirty, are a diverse bunch. Only four out of five of us are white dudes, which I believe makes us the most diverse college sports blog on the history of the internet. Politically, we range from centrist/moderate/whatever to lemonverbena, who always tries to slip me copies of “The Daily Worker” whenever we meet up at Qualcomm. Our musical tastes range from Weezer to Blink 182 to Nirvana to OK maybe we’re not that diverse.

Actually, our preseason predictions for the Aztecs kinda aren’t that diverse either, ranging all the way from the depths of a 24-win regular season to the height of a 28-win mountaintop. In sum: We all think they’ll be pretty good, you guys!

It’s only in how you define that where you get a little disagreement.

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