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.
This is the second part of a discussion Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) have with fans from various Horizon League schools. They discuss what it takes for rivalries to happen within the conference. Also, with the formation of the fan council a Green Bay, how could something like this benefit some of the other conference schools?
Bird (@Autull) begins the program by reflecting on Auburn’s disappointing season in the light of the big picture of life and how the sport of college football fits into that perspective. There is a great deal of turmoil down on the Plains. Will the Tigers turn its season around? We’ll know more as the season winds down and teams desperately fight to maintain or enhance their positions in the post-season. For Auburn, this matter will be furthered along in Oxford, MS, as the Tigers take on the Ole Miss Rebels. Bird picks this and all other SEC games, both straight up and against the spread. So, Stop, Click, and Listen, to The SEC: Yesterday and Today!
Welcome back to the College Football Roundtable — Week 8 edition. This week’s panel is HUGE and we talk a lot about the top end of the AP Top 25 and a little bit about Virginia! Settle in, folks!
Bob and much later on, Jimmy, welcome fans from various Horizon League schools to about a number of topics in the run-up to the upcoming basketball season. In this first part of this episode, they discuss the future of the Horizon League Tournament after it leaves Detroit in 2019 and will teams within the conference will improve upon last season.