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Field of Links: Revenge of the nerds, Hockey gods pay back Sharks, Cutest video ever

Nov 8, 2013, 8:48 AM PST

They may be built like Fred “The Ogre” Palowakski, but they have beautiful minds like Arnold Poindexter.

The Stanford Cardinal’s potent combination of brains and brawn led to a 26-20 win over the Oregon Ducks on Thursday. The final score wasn’t indicative of how one-sided Stanford’s win truly was.  They beat the Ducks so bad that one of their players was seen crying on the sideline.


The tears were understandable. The Cardinal destroyed the Ducks before the game, during the game, and after the game. You really can’t top their nerdy postgame press conference.

Cardinal running back Tyler Gaffney ran the ball a school-record 45 times for 157 yards. Not bad for a guy that quit baseball to come back to Stanford, writes contributor Kyle Bonagura.

“When Tyler came back from baseball, he talked about missing Stanford University, he talked about missing his brothers, and he used the word brothers,” Cardinal coach David Shaw said. “It hurt him so bad. Even though he was doing great playing baseball, I think it hurt him watching his team play without him last year.”

After being robbed of a game-winning overtime goal on Tuesday, the hockey gods paid the San Jose Sharks back with the most improbable goal ever. You may have to watch this one a few times. It bounces off the boards, kicks up on top of the net, then bounces off Roberto Luongo for a goal.


Unfortunately, Antti Niemi had a brutal night and was bounced from the game as the Vancouver Canucks won 4-2.

Time to break out some fresh Friday links.

Field of Links:

— Here’s the cutest video you’ll see today: Kid in tiger costume plays with an infant tiger.

Terrelle Pryor has work to do in the second half of the season.

Is LaMichael James ready to return punts and kickoffs on Sunday?

— This guy takes soccer ball juggling to a whole new level.

Santa believes you’ve been naughty this year and will be punishing you with sleeved NBA jerseys on Christmas Day.

— Feel good story of the day: A Florida man was arrested for calling 9-1-1 after they wouldn’t allow him to bring his cat into a strip club. Any headline that begins with “Florida man” is always hilarious.

Did a ghost damage a police vehicle? These Connecticut cops think so.

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