Cupcakes! That what we have in store for you Southeastern Conference fans on this twelfth weekend of the 2018 college football season. Next weekend is rivalry weekend, and most of us are chomping at the bit for the lavish feast that will be spread out before us following Thanksgiving. But Saturday! It’s cupcakes. Bird (@Autull) speaks to the subject of the sweet treat and also opines on the cupcake blowouts that will permeate the SEC this weekend. There are seven of those contests on tap and there are, actually, four games pitting SEC vs. SEC. Enjoy your cupcakes and take time mow to Stop, Click, and Listen!
This episode, Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) speak with student media representatives from across the Horizon League. Among the topics are a recap of the first week of the regular season, as well as a way-too-early assessment of the conference as a whole. Plus, they discuss the new conference tournament format, as well as the impact the new NET rankings will have in terms of future scheduling.
Bird (@Autull) finds himself flying solo, again, this week with an entertaining podcast. First, Bird looks back at the de facto playoff games, from last week, involving SEC teams. Georgia, of course, defeated Kentucky and Alabama pummeled LSU in the Southeastern Conference play. This week? It’s not a matter of whether or not the Alabama Crimson Tide will beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs. It’s a matter of by how many points. Will it cover the 24 point spread? Find out here! Also, Saturday finds Auburn at Georgia, LSU at Arkansas, Kentucky at Tennessee, and more. In fact, all 14 SEC teams are scheduled to play Saturday. Get the skinny on all of those matters right here on The SEC: Yesterday and Today. So, Stop, Click, and Listen!!!
During his prime, I grew into an “anyone but Tiger Woods” fan of professional golf. Not because I didn’t appreciate his abilities and his tenacity, but because he ruined so many Sunday rounds of major championships. I never watched a lot of golf on TV, but the majors were always fun, especially on Sundays. It just wasn’t that much fun watching the field play for second place while Tiger held a 5-, 10-, or 15-stroke lead. Tiger wasn’t going to choke and no one else was good enough to catch him, so what’s the point when the potential drama was as exciting as a NASCAR battle for ninth place?
There are two types of frustration for college football fans – frustration borne of futility and ineptitude and frustration borne from unmet expectations. Over the past 10 seasons, Virginia fans have become very familiar with the former. Friday against Pitt, it was all about the latter.
Neal Ruhl (@nealruhl), the voice of Oakland basketball, joins Bob for a conversation about the upcoming season. Included in this episode is a discussion of an uncertain season the Golden Grizzlies look forward to, as well as an assessment of the rest of the Horizon League. Plus, Neal talks about turning his hatred for candy corn into a donation drive for a worthy cause in Life Remodeled.
Mike Detillier (@MikeDetillier ), a Louisiana legend, is Bird’s guest on this week’s podcast. Before Bird (@Autull) and Mike get into their most entertaining and interesting conversation, Bird gives a very brief numeric history of the LSU-Alabama series. Then, YAYHEE!, the two get deep into LSU football with tales of Billy Cannon, Joe Namath, Ed Orgeron, and more. Then it’s time for predictions on the huge game between NO. 1, Alabama, and NO. 3, LSU. They continue the picks with a look at Georgia-Kentucky and Auburn-Texas A&M and conclude the program with some really fun chat about fried catfish and gumbo, Louisiana style! You don’t want to miss dat! So, Stop, Click, and Listen to episode 23 of The SEC: Yesterday and Today!
This week Bird @Autull) runs through a hodge podge of topics from games played last Saturday to games that will be played on November 3rd. And, of course, games scheduled this Saturday, the 27th. Those games to be played Saturday include “The World’s Largest Cocktail Party” in Jacksonville, FL. The Gators and the Bulldogs are both ranked in the AP Top Ten and this should be a doozy! Can the Gators pull off the upset? Listen and learn! Also included on this podcast are the standings in both divisions of the SEC and a look at all of the conference teams that are currently ranked in the AP Poll. Stop, Click, and Listen, right here, to The SEC: Yesterday and Today!
Should visions of UMBC, Mercury Hayes, and Chaminade dancing in my head?
Virginia football continued its resurrection in Durham Saturday with a dominant win over a well coached and highly disciplined Duke team. Like the Miami game last week, I am usually a nervous wreck when Virginia football has the lead, but for some reason, I was uncomfortably confident watching Virginia dismantle the Blue Devils.