Is It Alabama/Ohio State and Everyone Else?

October 12, 2016

Bill Bender (Sporting News) was good enough to take a break from covering every sport on the planet to join us for a look at College Football at the halfway point.  We'll get Bill's thoughts on:

  • How big is the gap between Alabama/Ohio State and everyone else?
  • Who belongs in the "No Idea" group (Florida State? Stanford? Oklahoma? Ole Miss?
  • What's wrong at Notre Dame and how safe is Brian Kelly?
  • Handicapping the Heisman Race. Why is no one pulling away?
  • If you were the GM of an NFL team would you pick Lamar Jackson or Deshaun Watson?

Plus, what's the big storyline in the NFL this year?  Feels like a fairly mundane season so far.

And of course the Top 3 College Football games of the upcoming weekend and "Who Needs a Drink and Who's Buying?"

Be sure to check out Bill on Twitter @BillBender92


Episode 85 - 2015 College Football Season Preview

August 24, 2015

It's time for our 2015 College Football Preview special.  We've already broken down the power 5 conferences so now it's time to look at the broad landscape of stories heading into the season.  Bill Bender from The Sporting News joins us to discuss the many question marks heading into the season including:

-Which team will have the toughest job filling empty spots?
-Could the Big Ten be the top conference this season?
-Should we believe the Tennessee hype?
-Ohio State's biggest obstacle to repeating
-and how far are we from going to a 6 or 8 team playoff?
Plus, we'll talk with Al Botta and Jarrett Singer, two men who are living the dream of visiting every college football stadium in the country.  They'll help us construct the perfect game day environment based on their visits.
And to finish it off, I'll give you my pics for who wins the big conferences and makes it to the college football playoff (ACC fans might want to tune out).

Episode 80 - Big Ten Preview

August 5, 2015

Our 2015 College Football conference previews rolls on with the Big Ten.  Dave Revsine, the lead studio host for the Big Ten Network joins us to break down the conference.  Not only do they have the defending national champions but there are also some big name coaches joining the Big Ten this year, Jim Harbaugh (Michigan), Paul Cryst (Wisconsin) and Mike Riley (Nebraska).  Dave will tell us...

-Which coach is in the best situation to win now?
-How much pressure is on Harbaugh to win now?
-Can Christian Hackenberg overcome a abysmal Penn State O-line?
-Which player is poised for a breakout season?
-and can Ohio State get back to the college football playoffs?
Plus, we'll talk about Dave's new book The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation. Are things really all that different now than they were at the genesis of college football?  Or is everything old, new again?

Episode 48: National Championship Recap

January 14, 2015

Urban Meyer solidifies himself as one of the best coaches in the game with Ohio State's National Championship win over Oregon.  We'll recap the game, what went right for the Bucks and what went wrong for the Ducks.  Plus we'll discuss the Rex Ryan hire in Buffalo and talk to Jay Busbee from Yahoo Sports about the NFL moving to LA.


Episode 46: And here come the Buckeyes!

January 8, 2015

In the interest of equal time we wanted to make sure we got ready for the National Championship game from the Ohio State side of things.  James Grega, Assistant Sports Editor from The Latern joined us to break things down Buckeye style.  Is Cardell Jones the best QB on the roster?  Can the Buckeye defense keep pace with the Ducks offense?  Is this team built for a multiple year run?  And can I get an Ohio State student to say the words Michigan Wolverines?