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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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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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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The SEC: Yesterday and Today 23 | Mike Detillier, LSU

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!

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The SEC: Yesterday and Today 22 | Bird’s Bits (and Pieces)

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!

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The SEC: Yesterday and Today 21 | Prognostications and Putting Football in Perspective

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!

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ESPN’s College GameDay Doesn’t Know Jack…or UVa Football

Bryce Hall’s touchdown-saving tackle on the 7 yard-line is all you need to know about the Virginia football team and how they upset No. 16 Miami in Charlottesville. Miami’s Travis Homer was on his way to a 77-yard touchdown run when Bryce Hall came streaking across the field to knock Homer out of bounds at the Virginia 7. Instead of a 77-yard touchdown run, Miami settled for a 28-yard field goal. Hall kept 4 points off the board, Virginia won by 3. While not quite that simple, this play was emblematic of how and why Virginia won. 

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