Virginia Football – Welcome to Hell…or Not

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The Red Sox had the curse of the Bambino. The Cubs had the curse of the goat. I am not sure what Virginia’s football curse is, but it’s there. Maybe it is the revenge of the “Huggable Hoo” – Virginia’s mascot abomination from 1983 that lasted less than half-a-season. It was justifiably pummeled with ridicule and bourbon & cokes during home games and pulled from the marketing plan fearing for the safety of the Hoo inside the costume. As curses go, it’s as good as any. 

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Virginia Loses a Heartbreaker to Georgia Tech

Virginia might have ended up with the same old result, but these are not the “same old ‘Hoos”. 

You know…the ‘Hoos of the pre and post-George Welsh era. The Hoos that hit the opposing QB late turning victories into agonizing defeats. The ‘Hoos that blow all their timeouts because they can’t get the right players on the field. The ‘Hoos that break the huddle after a personnel timeout with 12 players on the field. The ‘Hoos defense that spawned the sentiment..3rd and long, they’ve got us right where they want us…before giving up a plethora of improbable first downs. 

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HoriZone Roundtable 40 | More Division I Wins!

As the non-conference schedule continues, more Horizon League teams are notching wins against Division I opponents. Among the other victories Bob and Jimmy discuss are IUPUI’s win against ACC opponent Boston College and Wright State’s convincing win against Toledo. They also talk about if the roster blueprint that Oakland has used over the years will net the same results as Wright State and Northern Kentucky.

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The SEC: Yesterday and Today 25 | It’s Cupcake Weekend!

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!

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HoriZone Roundtable 39 | Student Media Forum

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.

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The SEC: Yesterday and Today 24 | The Long Wait for Alabama-Georgia Begins

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!!!

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Is Alabama’s Dominance Good for College Football?

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?

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HoriZone Roundtable 38 | The Voice of Oakland Basketball Speaks!

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.

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