Episode 11 of The SEC: Yesterday and Today is the first in a special two-part podcast on the greatest rivalry in college football, the Iron Bowl. Bird (Autull) begins with the vital statistics on the history of this epic series which stands at 45-35-1 in favor of Alabama.
The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry renews for the 121st time this Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL. This is only the fourth time the two teams have met with both teams being ranked in the Top 10. Auburn is number 10 and the Georgia Bulldogs are the number one ranked team in the College Football Playoff Poll.
Bird (Autull) opens the program with some interesting history on this series which began play at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park in 1892.
Michael (@mgrayuga) then joins Bird and they enjoy some good-natured banner before Michael gets into his analysis of the game and what Georgia has to do to take home the victory and remain undefeated. Bird counters with what he sees as Auburn’s course to upset the Dawgs.
The two wrap up the podcast with predictions on all of the SEC action this weekend.
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Bird (Autull) and Ross (@RossDellenger) begin the conversation with a little chat on baseball before they get down to the nitty gritty of LSU vs. Alabama. Yes, the Houston Astros, a few miles west of Baton Rouge on I-10 West, just defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers to capture the World Series title. The Astros had a great deal of help from two former LSU stars, Alex Bregman and Will Harris, in winning the fall classic in seven games.
The year 1992 is Bird’s (@Autull) focus in the opening segment of the seventh podcast in The SEC: Yesterday and Today series. He takes a long look at that year, 25 years ago, in college football history. Conference champions, the national Champion, statistical leaders, milestones, and other interesting tidbits are examined and expanded upon in this look into the yesterday of college football.
Lyn Scarbrough, of Lindy’s Sports, returns to the podcast this week with an information-packed take on the SEC at the halfway point of the 2017 college football season. He and Bird (@Autull) delve into the surprise teams and players in the conference, as well as its disappointments.
Evie Van Pelt (@OleMissEvie) joins Bird (@Autull) on this week’s podcast. The two begin the show with the obligatory exchange of pleasantries and then get into a conversation on various topics pertaining to their respective schools and Evie’s journey from being a graduate of Texas A&M to her becoming the Managing Editor and Publisher of The Rebel Walk.
The program begins with Bird (@Autull) giving some vital statistics on the Arkansas-Texas A&M series and then he welcomes Hog fan extraordinaire, Sharp Williams (@SharpTusk), to the show. Sharp shares some fascinating historical information in the conversation, including Arkansas football’s first nickname, which was not the Razorbacks.
Bird (@Autull) and Joel begin the conversation by speaking to two of the greatest pre-game traditions is college football, the flight of War Eagle and the rubbing of Howard’s Rock. The story behind Frank Howard’s rock is a most interesting and entertaining nugget from college football’s past.