Stanford people stick together, except maybe when they’re trying to destroy each other in Silicon Valley business deals. But rallying around The Cardinal in athletics is so ingrained that former Stanford provost Condoleeza Rice may have her impartiality challenged as a member of the committee to choose the College Football Playoffs. Yet even considering all that loyalty, when Stanford guy Tiger Woods says Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, “deserves a trip to New York” it doesn’t seem like a straight loyalty play. Woods is above all a competitor, which makes him a believer in meritocracy — that the best player wins.
And when Woods, who hasn’t touched a golf club in months due to injury, says he’s “watched a lot of football this year” you can believe it. The current life of Tiger according to his most recent press conference consists of watching football, walking and playing video games. Woods didn’t mention staring at his trophies, though he must occasionally do that too. Speaking of trophies, that trip to New York Woods thinks McCaffrey deserves — that’s for the Heisman Trophy coronation. Woods did not specifically say that McCaffrey should win; the Heisman festivities invite the top prospects to attend. Woods also didn’t say whether he’s been watching enough of Alabama’s Derrick Henry before declaring that McCaffrey is the “most exciting player out there.”
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) November 27, 2015