Unexpected Friday Orbit: ESPN’s Bill Connelly
Ty chats with ESPN’s Bill Connelly about the college football teams most affected by the pandemic, the challenges of comparing teams and conferences in 2020, the quirks of the SP+ amid an unevent season, what it all means going forward, and much more. Plus, overrated and underrated teams, the Group of Five’s raw deal, and what’s wrong with Texas football.
Unanswered Friday Orbit: Trivia with Mike Golic
Ty and Dan welcome ESPN’s Mike Golic to the podcast and play a spirited game of MIKE-GO-LIC-FAN-EXAM trivia. Plus, a quick rundown of the lastest news, including the Boca Raton Bowl’s new sponsor, BYU and Coastal Carolina’s impromptu matchup, the Knight Commission and more.
National Championship Recap
Ty and Dan walk back through Clemson’s dominant win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship and relive Trevor Lawrence’s legendary performance, Brent Venables’ brilliant scheme, and the adaptability of Dabo Swinney’s offense as the Tigers completed an incredible 15-0 season. Photo courtesy Bryan Fischer
Life Chat with Adam Amin (1/25/2017)
Ty and Dan play back an interview with ESPN’s Adam Amin conducted in Tampa amid the build-up to the National Championship Game between Clemson and Alabama. Among their talking points: The anatomy of ESPN’s “HomerCast”, the Klout score ramifications of getting run over by a player, gimmicky foods, oddly shaped suits, and sage career advice.
Tom Rinaldi (2/17/2016)
Ty and Dan sit down with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi and chat about the art of storytelling, the evolution of his craft, his goals as a broadcaster, and his best dadjoke.
Rece Davis (1/27/2015)
Ty and Dan interview ESPN’s Rece Davis and chat about his first year as host of College GameDay, the misconceptions about personal bias in broadcasting, the difference between hosting a football show and a basketball show, the nickname he’s always wanted, and more. Plus, a quick run through the latest college football news and a check-in with Mama Rubenstein for some British television recommendations.
SEC Chatter with Travis Haney: Part 2 (2/22/2015)
In part two of their chat with ESPN’s Travis Haney, Ty and Dan ask about Ole Miss’s slide to end 2014, Georgia’s new defense under Jeremy Pruitt, South Carolina’s downturn, Kentucky’s forward momentum, Derek Mason’s disastrous first season in Nashville, and much more. Plus, vinyl records, pop princesses, and wedding invite etiquette.
Tim Cowlishaw (4/10)
Ty and Dan chat with Tim Cowlishaw from the Dallas Morning News and ESPN about his book, Drunk On Sports, the state of football in Texas, the overnight fame of Johnny Manziel, Jimmy Johnson’s success as a college coach in the NFL, and much more.
Rece Davis (12/26)
Ty and Dan talk with ESPN’s Rece Davis about his preparation regimen before broadcasts, the dynamic between Lou Holtz and Mark May, the balance between personal fandom and professional responsibilities, the effects of conference realignment on other sports, and his Christmas movie power rankings.