CWS--oh yes

Stanford couldn't beat Cal-State Fullerton all year (5 losses, I think), but facing elimination in the College World Series, having to beat CS Fullerton twice in a row, they came through. Exciting stuff--I was watching it off Tivo and was jumping up and down in my boxers. Three out of the last four years Stanford's played in the CWS championship. Considering the format, that's quite a feat.
It's easy to lose sight of your alma mater's sports teams a few years past graduation, but Stanford has won the Sears Cup (awarded to the best overall college athletics program) a ridiculous nine years in a row. I of course have nothing to do with any of that, but I'm going to claim some peripheral goodness anyway.