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?
Rivalry week gets some special treatment here with all of the big games, the coaching carousel, and playoff implications swarming around us in the SEC. Who will coach where? Will there be changes within the conference with coaches switching schools?
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.
We’re now in August which means that the start of college football is just a few weeks away. I think we’re all ready to kick this thing off.
If off-season content is something you want, you’re going to be sorely disappointed if you’re an LSU fan. First year head coach Ed Orgeron has shut the media out of summer scrimmages. Bird and Seth debate whether or not this is a good or bad thing.