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The world’s preeminent college sports podcast hosted by two people named Michael. ACC fans by birth, degenerate gamblers for mirth. Part of’s podcast network.

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4 days ago

After a weekend filled with close calls for several ranked teams, we now approach one of the most exciting regular season Saturdays in recent college football history. In this episode, we outline everything you need to know about an exciting slate of games in Week 4. We discuss:
Poor performances from heavy favorites in the SEC
Reactions to UVA's performance against Maryland, angst within the Cavalier fanbase, and fan patience across ACC schools
Colorado's 3-0 start and media coverage of head coach Deion Sanders
Our predictions for every ACC game in Week 4
The most intriguing Top 25 games in an action-packed Week 4

ACC Talk With Taylor Tannebaum

Tuesday Sep 12, 2023

Tuesday Sep 12, 2023

Taylor Tannebaum, host of ACC PM and sideline reporter on ACC Primetime Football, joined us to talk about the first two weeks of the college football season and what to expect from conference play. Plus, we recap the top games from Week 2 and look ahead to the ACC and Top 25 games taking place this weekend. This episode includes: 
Taylor's analysis on whether anyone can contend with Florida State, whether Miami is "back", the ongoing fight for Tez Walker's eligibility at UNC, and the players that don't get enough fan recognition in the ACC
The most important moments from Week 2, including Texas' statement win at Alabama, Colorado defeating Nebraska, and how the weather impacted ACC play
A rundown of the ACC schedule in Week 3
A preview of the most interesting games this coming Saturday

Thursday Sep 07, 2023

It was a fascinating opening week of the college football season. Colorado and Florida State made impressive debuts, while significant questions remain about Clemson and LSU. In this episode, we break down everything from Week 1 and look ahead to the upcoming slate of Saturday games. We discuss:
Our Week 1 game watch experiences, including a report from Nashville on the UVA-Tennessee game
What we learned about the college football landscape and ACC race from Week 1 games
Our predictions for every ACC game in Week 2
Best bets and intriguing storylines for the most anticipated games of Week 2

Monday Aug 28, 2023

At long last, college football returns! In this episode, we talk about the results from Week 0 and preview the most important games taking place over Labor Day weekend. We discuss:
The end of an era on ESPN's College Gameday
Top takeaways from Week 0 games
Our predictions for every ACC game in Week 1
Our best bets and intriguing storylines for every Top 25 game

Monday Aug 21, 2023

This week, we sat down with Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the "Teel and Barber Podcast" to talk about all things ACC football. We discussed:
Where things stand on ACC alignment talk
What to expect from Virginia and Virginia Tech football this season
Teams to watch in the ACC and players to keep an eye on for the Heisman Trophy

UVA Football Preview

Tuesday Aug 15, 2023

Tuesday Aug 15, 2023

Kris Wright, managing editor of, joins the podcast to preview the upcoming Virginia football season. Is there reason for optimism despite the program's low preseason expectations? We discuss:
How UNC fans are reacting to a change of heart from a prized in-state recruit
The state of the Virginia football program two weeks ahead of its season opener
Hypothetical situations that test our instincts as fans

The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Monday Aug 07, 2023

Monday Aug 07, 2023

After a turbulent week, conference realignment has fundamentally changed the landscape of college sports. In this week's show, we do a deep dive on the dissolution of the Pac-12, and how it will impact schools, fans, and athletes for years to come. We discuss:
Whether UNC's tradition of "Jump Around" compares to Wisconsin
The economic factors that led to conference realignment and what it means for college football fans
The negative effects of realignment on athletes competing in non-revenue sports
Florida State's public desire to leave the ACC
Our hottest takes of the 2023 college football season

Ride or Die

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

This episode is all about trust. Which college football players, coaches, and programs do you unwaveringly trust when the season is on the line? Conversely, which programs and people leave you with anxiety even when things are set up for success? We discuss:
Our reactions to the media's ACC preseason poll
The teams, players, and coaches we are willing to "Ride or Die" with
The biggest question mark programs and coaches for the 2023 season

Into the ACC Arrowverse

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

This is the season for college football conference media days, where coaches and players congregate to air grievances, stoke rivalries, and brush off expectations. At this year's ACC media days, there was a lot of talk about NIL, conference realignment, and stability. In this week's show, we analyze the state of the ACC, as well as other important news from around the college football landscape. We discuss:
How the ACC aligns with other programming on the CW
The prospect of more conference realignment with Colorado's likely move to the Big 12
Jim Harbaugh's suspension for Michigan's first four games
Northwestern's ongoing PR nightmare
The weirdness of Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck
Our top takeaways from ACC media days
Quarterback Jay Woolfolk's decision to leave the Virginia football team to focus on baseball

Traditions Unlike Any Other

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

College football is only six weeks away! Unfortunately, college sports news has been filled with scandals and existential crises for the NCAA. After tackling these serious stories, we wanted to talk about some of the football traditions that get us most excited for Saturdays in the fall. In this episode, we discuss:
Annoying fan sentiments and Phillip Rivers' children
Updates to the Northwestern hazing scandal and where the school should go from here
The NCAA's punishment of Tennessee football for recruiting violations
Greg Sankey lobbying Congress to create national laws for NIL
Our favorite (and most hated) college football traditions


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