If we could look a quarter century into the future, we'd see a young Stanford sophomore as she stumbles across the Axe for the first time. The image of the iconic Axe is familiar to her, but for the first time she notices the list of scores on the plaque beneath the blade. Her eyes scan the agate type, and while she doesn't stop to consider that each line represents a three-hour struggle with some young men rising to greatness and others shrinking back with broken hearts, she pauses when she comes to the twenty-teens. Her green eyes are suddenly round in the reflection of the trophy case as she sees the stretch of games that begins with 2010 and extends years beyond, the longest winning streak in the storied rivalry between Stanford and Cal, and she wonders what happened. She wonders if there's a story, something to explain such an unprecedented stretch of dominance.