On today’s show: Rob and Lang discuss the Ole Miss v. Arkansas thriller, Alabama’s loss to Texas A&M, and more before previewing Ole Miss v. Tennessee, UGA v. Kentucky and a handful of NFL games with Lance Taylor. The fellas also give their picks for this week’s action.
Memphis Tigers QB Grant Gunnel and Mortell Award Winner Preston Brady are back for another episode of The Peter Mortell Holder Of The Year Preston Brady Show With Grant Gunnell! On today’s show, the pair get to know Memphis Tigers LB Thomas Pickens on another game of 8 Questions!
(0:46) Q1 – Missing the AAC All-Academic Team since 2017
(1:27) Q2 – How do we become more drippy like you?
(1:59) Q3 – Favorite place you played in a road game?
(3:26) Q4 – Food that people like that you think is nasty?
(4:19) Q5 – What is the most attractive trait of a female?
(5:10) Q6 – What its like going to an all boys school & are you super rich?
(6:46) Q7 – Do you wear number 0 because nobody believes in you?
(7:34) Q8 – Your best impression of coach Hankins?
On today’s show: CJ welcomes CA preps writer and noted Hamptonian Khari Thompson to the guest host seat and the duo discuss Jackson State’s dominating performance over Alabama A&M, trash talking, and hear from coach Maynor following the Bulldogs loss. They also take a look at this week’s rankings, ask if there is anyone in the SWAC capable of knocking off THEE JSU, discuss Hampton’s Homecoming loss and more.
I am old enough to remember using the ATM back when I was a college student at the University of Georgia. I walk to a row of them right there outside the bookstore, and withdraw $20 at a time. These days you can hardly buy an order of french fries for ten bucks, but back then, twenty dollars was enough for a sumptuous fast food meal outside of the meal plan plus a movie and a couple of games of pool in the Tate Center. This was a big night out for a broke college student. (And then there was the night my friend Mike accidentally added a zero to his ATM order and withdrew $200 instead of $20, which very nearly bankrupted him.)
These days we live in a mostly cash-free society—I can go weeks or months without opening the cash slot in my wallet. Still, the ATM remains, an idea or concept as much as anything practical, a place where we go when we need a little cash to help us along. There’s a deal we make, of course, to get that money. It isn’t free—it’s our money, we just store it away and get it when we need it.
Unless, of course, the ATM is broken, and then it starts just spitting out free money, like something out of a cartoon. That’s the dream, right? Free money?
Well, there are a few college football teams that have essentially been broken ATM’s over the years for those of us who like to drop a few dollars on the games. These are teams that we believe in, that we know no matter how high the line gets, this team has the capability to cover that number.
Here are three of my favorite broken ATMs this season.
When you know, you know, right? It’s not always comfortable to admit it out loud, but most of the time, we know the truth, even if we don’t want to admit it. As a former UGA student, I try to watch their games with a distanced eye, to not allow my personal feelings interfere with the reality of how good UGA may or may not be.
But two weeks ago, I knew. UGA was playing Arkansas, a team that was undefeated at the time, with quality wins over Texas and Texas A&M on their ledger. Meanwhile, UGA was missing their injured starting QB, JT Daniels. I thought this was going to be a real test for the Dawgs, but they came out and ran up a 21-0 lead, and ended up winning 37-0.
My friends, UGA is for real. They are fine on offense, even if Daniels is still nursing a lat injury, but defensively this team is completely locked in. Consider this: They’ve played four SEC opponents, and have given up a total of two touchdowns to those teams. Meanwhile, teams like Ole Miss and Arkansas can’t give up scores fast enough.
More relevantly to this conversation, UGA has covered the spread in four of their last five games, and the one they didn’t cover was against South Carolina, where they missed the cover by just 2.5 points. They’ve had some big spreads, but haven’t had any issues covering — against Vanderbilt the spread was 35 points, and UGA won by friggin’ 62.
This Saturday, UGA hosts an undefeated Kentucky team, and Kentucky fans are, justifiably, riding high for their team. I mean, I got SportsCenter anchors who went to Kentucky talking trash to me on Twitter.
The thing is, Kentucky certainly is good this season. But they aren’t that good, and they’re going to lose to UGA. The line this week is over 20, but I still love the Dawgs to cover every week this season, no matter the number.
OK, I realize that I have now told you that it’s worthwhile to bet on the two teams ranked one and two in the country, and you are probably saying, “Thanks a lot, Norman Einstein!” But I tend to think these teams have risen to the top because of the way they’re playing, not that we are betting them because they’re 1 and 2,
ANYWAY, the Hawkeyes opened this season against an Indiana team that, at the time, was highly regarded. Iowa was favored by 3.5 points, and then they won by 28. A week later, Iowa played Iowa State, giving 4.5 points, and won by 10. Since then they’ve rolled, basically, even covering by half a point against a top five Penn State team.
Iowa isn’t a very fun team to watch — they grind it out offensively, and defensively they’ve been solid, but not flashy. But man do they keep covering, week after week. Iowa is 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games, and this week they host a middling Purdue team and give 12 points. I don’t care — I’m sticking with these Hawkeyes.
By now if you don’t know about Liberty, I don’t know what to tell you. Hugh Freeze was a rising star coach in the SEC, got swept up in a scandal and turned up at Liberty, where he has built a spread-busting machine.
Consider: In their last 14 games, Liberty is 13-1 against the spread. It’s been a remarkable run, and as long as Hugh Freeze is content to stay up there in Virginia and beat up on these overmatched schools, I am content to continue putting money on them week after week, like this week when they are 32 point favorites on the road at Louisiana Monroe. (They’re 8-1 against the spread in their last 9 road games.) Give me Liberty or give me bust!
Grind City Media’s 3-Point Stance segment is a Skype-styled conversation between 2 friends, with 2 perspectives, on 3 topics from the weekend centered on sports, entertainment and pop-culture presented by MTN Dew. On Episode 90, Jon Roser and Meghan Triplett discuss:
(0:11) NFL Top 4 Teams
(4:07) College Football Top 4 Teams
(8:04) Diana Taurasi
Memphis Tigers Quarterback Grant Gunnell is BACK from injury returning to the show with Tigers holder Preston Brady to play 8 Questions with err…this is awkward, backup Tigers Quarterback Seth Henigan! On today’s show, the pair get to know the Memphis Tigers backup and Grant puts him in the hot seat for taking his starting role.
(0:40) Were you happy when Grant got injured?
(1:30) Q1 – Why’d You Throw An Interception?
(2:33) Q2 – List Your Four Best Qualities
(3:17) Showcasing his amazing singing ability
(3:47) Q3 – Terrible Name For A Dog?
(4:07) Q4 – Who Says They’re Open The Most?
(4:50) Q5 – Worst Thing About Dad Being HS Coach?
(5:25) Q6 – What Are You Good At Other Than Football?
(6:14) Q7 – Go To Karaoke Song?
(6:51) Q8 – Do The Best Coach Johns Impression
(7:44) Bonus – Best Coach Ryan Silverfield Impression
On today’s show: Rob and Roser breakdown the hottest games this week, discuss Georgia’s and Alabama’s dominance, and more. Lance Taylor shares his thoughts on who he thinks the best team is in the B1G Ten and the SEC and shares his picks for the week. The fellas also give their picks and Roser shares his teasers.
On today’s show: With Alabama A&M falling to Grambling State there is a new number one in the polls! CJ and Mike explain what the loss to Grambling State means for A&M, hear what coach Maynor has to say about his team’s performance and more before being joined by special guest Donal Ware host of Press Box to Press Row. Donal and the fellas discuss the HBCU football rankings, Chowan being deserving of a spot in the top 10, Bethune Cookman’s slow starts, Arkansas Pine Bluff’s performance and more. CJ and Mike also discuss the Chadwick Boseman Memorial Scholarship, Derek Horne’s resignation from Alcorn St and more.
Grind City Media’s 3-Point Stance segment is a Skype-styled conversation between 2 friends, with 2 perspectives, on 3 topics from the weekend centered on sports, entertainment and pop-culture presented by MTN Dew. On Episode 89, Jon Roser and Jessica Benson discuss:
(1:08) Memphis Tigers
The Tigers fell late to Temple 31-34 on Saturday marking their second consecutive late-game loss. What concerns do you have with their offense and where do the Tigers go from here?
(4:50) Memphis Grizzlies Preseason
Over the weekend, the Memphis Grizzlies hosted Open Practice ahead of their first preseason game on Tuesday. What are your expectations do you have for a successful Grizz preseason and which players are you watching for to make the jump to the next level?
(6:19) NFL Futures
With MNF kicking off tonight between the L.A. Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders, Roser and Jessica debate who they believe are the best teams in the NFL through Week 4 between the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, and Arizona Cardinals.
Rob and Roser discuss Clemson’s loss to NC State, Ben Roethlisberger’s struggles, give their top 5 teams in the SEC and preview UGA v. Arkansas. Lance Taylor joins the show to give his picks and breakdown Ole Miss v. Alabama, Auburn v. LSU and more. The fellas also make pics of their own and Roser gives his ‘Roll w/ Roser NFL Teaser’.