Stephen Kahn is joined by coaches, athletes, and members of the media to discuss the latest sports news. College basketball and college football are popular topics, as is MLB and the NFL.
Stephen takes stock of the college football landscape as we've hit the half-way point. It still looks like a Georgia/Alabama battle from his point of view, but the Big 12 and Big Ten are about to get interesting. Plus, a deep dive into the Heisman candidates. Who could realistically win, who is good value, and who just deserves some love? Finally, Stephen previews a seemingly uninspiring Week 8, but that's typically when the magic happens. Congratulations John and Ellie!
As the calendar turns to October, it's time to weed out the pretenders from the contenders. This is the first time we have a great group of games behind us with a great group of games on the upcoming slate. Stephen breaks down the Week 4 action including Alabama continuing to do amazing things and Notre Dame's Alabama-esque performance. They he looks ahead to Week 5 where there are multiple matchups between undefeated teams, where some have a chance to position themselves well for a playoff push.
Week 3 sent several fanbases into Panic Mode. Stephen tells each group how concerned they should be while covering several highlights from an exciting weekend in college football. Stephen then welcomes guest Will Pierce to make picks for ten Week 4 games and go over everything you could need to know about this weekend's Ryder Cup action!
We open the show with Notre Dame again because, well, Notre Dame keeps giving us reasons to talk about them. Can the offensive line be fixed? What about the defense? They might have a high ceiling and a low floor, but are they in trouble this week? Then a recap of all the Week 2 action, a celebration of Utah State, and an apology to Stanford. Finally, the show wraps with a preview of Week 3, why Alabama should have no trouble with Florida, and why this week could be critical for Miami.
Stephen opens up with his thoughts on Notre Dame - their performance against Florida State, what it means for the rest of the season, and what it means for this week against Toledo. Then he covers all the best action from an exciting Week 1 before covering the headline games ahead in Week 2. There's also some discussion of the new overtime rules if you're into that kind of thing!
Stephen gives a very quick recap of Week 0, offers brief thoughts on NIL and conference realignment, and explains the current state of his relationship with his favorite sponsor. Then he gets to a surprisingly loaded Week 1. Has he changed his mind about the outcome of the ND/FSU game? Tune in to find out!
Stephen is back and he brought some old friends! Gambling experts Tommy Vegas and Danny Dimes join the show to make predictions for the entire college football landscape including win totals, conference champions, the College Football Playoff, National Champion, and the Heisman trophy. If you don't profit, there's no one to blame except yourself
Stephen celebrates the 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide for they're truly remarkable achievement, going undefeated during such a difficult year. He compares the '20 Tide with some recent great teams, before thinking about what 2021 could look like with so much talent moving onto the NFL. Lastly, Stephen discusses recent additions to the Notre Dame program, gives his opinion about what to expect in the 2021 season, and makes a bold prediction for the next four years.
Stephen congratulates DeVonta Smith on a well-deserved Heisman trophy before diving into last week's college football playoff semifinal matchups. What were we right about, and what did we fail to see coming? Plus some thoughts about the career of Trevor Lawrence, a preview of the upcoming national championship game, and a [tentative] prediction. See you next week
Stephen briefly recaps the Championship Week action before diving into some important questions. Do Group of 5 teams belong in the College Football Playoff? Is Notre Dame closer to winning a National Championship than they were in 2012? What penalty should be removed from college football? Merry Christmas
Stephen gives very quick big picture thoughts heading into championship weekend. Then, as is tradition, he's joined by handicappers Danny Dimes and Tommy Vegas to preview all 10 conference championship games. They discuss all the key angles, and give unanimous picks in 5 of the 10 games.
Stephen recounts a thrilling game between BYU and Coastal Carolina and previews all the upcoming Week 15 action (at least what was still scheduled when he recorded). He also gives an update on the Heisman race, and why it should really be down to two candidates. Finally, a look at the playoff picture, that path for a few teams, and what we mean when we talk about 'best' vs 'most deserving.'
Stephen covers Week 13, which actually had a few meaningful outcomes before diving into Week 14 which probably won't. He also highlights two standout individual performances and reminds his listeners that, 'no, you couldn't kick a football better than that.' Finally, he continues to scold the Big Ten, and addresses a major controversy.
Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for in college football, including Michigan/Rutgers, everyone seeming to agree that Dabo Swinney is an idiot, and Coastal Carolina's reliability when it comes to covering spreads. Plus, Stephen is VERY nervous about North Carolina.
Stephen is sorry. He's sorry about his terrible picks and he's sorry about mispronouncing 'Chanticleers.' But he's back to make everything better, with proper pronunciation and better picks! Also, what SEC team is lurking in the shadows ready to steal a playoff spot?
Stephen takes inventory on the state of college football before addressing Notre Dame's COVID outbreak. Then he talks about the upsets of Week 4 before highlighting the biggest games of Week 5, and giving his best bets. Also, apparently the leaves change colors and that's something everyone should check out if they get a chance!
With no sports to discuss, Stephen is joined by friends Corey and Peter to discuss every detail of the 2002 Denzel Washington classic, 'John Q.' If you haven't seen the film, this episode maybe isn't for you. But hey, it's a pandemic, so maybe listen anyway? Stay safe!!!
Stephen recounts his run-ins with various ESPN personalities and gives a eulogy for his fantasy football team because recapping all of the Week 13 action. He then does a deep dive on who could still (realistically) make the college football playoff and whole controls their own destiny. Lastly, Stephen previews an all-important Week 14 featuring big rivalries such as Michigan/Ohio State, Auburn/Alabama, and more. Happy Thanksgiving!
Stephen gives his opinion on Tua Tagovailoa's injury, awards a new leader in the clubhouse for "Worst Loss of the Season," and has no complaints about Notre Dame in his Week 12 recap. Then he dives into Week 13 including why Ohio State will handle Penn State, whether Michigan should be on upset alert, and the reason to watch 2 minutes of UCLA/USC (maybe). Finally, Sports Illustrated's Jessica Smetana joins the show to talk Clemson, Notre Dame, and a new way to watch the Irish on Saturday.
Stephen spent the weekend golfing in Houston, but had plenty of time to catch all the big time college football, from Minnesota early to LSU midday to Oklahoma at night (and Hawaii late night). He tells you who is still in the College Football Playoff hunt, questions why Alabama is getting the benefit of the doubt, and picks winners for all of Week 12's biggest games.
Stephen welcomes in college basketball season and provides content to brighten your day, before covering all of the meaningful games in Week 10. He then provides important rules for tweeting at college athletes (hint: don't do it) before getting into the major Week 11 matchups including Alabama vs LSU.
Stephen admits defeat both in terms of Notre Dame at Michigan and his recent string of bad picks against the spread. But he doesn't have a ton of time to tell you about The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail party or two big matchups in the Pac-12, so hurry up and listen!
Stephen gives a detailed recap of Penn State's win over Michigan, covers the major upset in Champaign, and runs through the list of close-calls. He then does a deep dive on everything related to Notre Dame and Michigan, from the potential return of the rivalry to what to expect on Saturday night. Finally, Stephen provides six (6!!!) picks for Week 9 including a money-back guarantee, before providing an impromptu movie review.
South Carolina delivered the first shockwave of the season, knocking off Georgia in Athens. Stephen breaks down what it means for Georgia, the SEC, and Notre Dame. He then makes some very vague comments about his trip to South Bend, provides a hot scoop from the LSU/Florida game, and pours one out for Wake Forest before previewing a fairly loaded Week 8!
Stephen recaps Week 6, brightens your day with a squirrel, and previews a familiar TV show before getting into his mid-season rankings and handicapping the Heisman race. Then he covers what to expect in Week 7, including the Red River Showdown, Florida/LSU, and the Notre Dame/USC game, which he will be attending.
Stephen is joined by Sports Illustrated's Jessica Smetana to discuss whether we should be concerned about Clemson, Notre Dame's season, and her own dedication in traveling to South Bend for a game. Then Stephen recaps Week 5, thanks UConn for being UConn, and tells you which games you should watch in Week 6 before taking the night off to enjoy dinner with your friends.
Stephen recaps his weekend in Athens, elevates the Wisconsin Badgers into a new tier, and highlights one of the craziest college football games of all time. Then he gives his thoughts on creative use of the 4 game redshirt rule, previews the biggest games of Week 5, picks a huge upset, and bids farewell to a very special rivalry.
Stephen recaps Week 3 including close games in East Lansing, Ames, and State College, and then tells you why this season will be Willie Taggart's last in Tallahassee. Then he previews the biggest games of Week 4 including ranked matchups in Madison and College Station before diving deep into Notre Dame at Georgia.
Stephen offers his thoughts on a Week 2 that was high on suspense, featuring 5 different overtime games. He also shares his thoughts on what is (and isn't wrong with Michigan). Finally, Stephen runs through the Week 3 slate and tells you what's worth keeping an eye on (once you finish picking apples).
Stephen recaps an entertaining (though not particularly meaningful) Week 1 that included a hospital bed, a broken nose, and a boat fire as well as full slate of college football games. He also tells you what to focus on in Week 2, including two huge matchups between ranked teams, and a possible upset alert.
Stephen was the hero of a wedding, and still got to the bar in time to watch Notre Dame finish a 12-0 regular season. He also pours one out for McKenzie Milton before recapping all of Week 13 from the good - Oklahoma/West Virginia, the bad - Michigan, and the crazy - Texas AM/LSU. Finally, Steve previews what should be a very exciting Week 14 and goes out on limb with one of his picks.
Stephen goes on a serious rant about Notre Dame and Michigan, the committee's competency, and what it means to be one of the "best" four teams. He goes over who controls their own destiny, and who is still alive in the College Football Playoff Hunt. Of course he also recaps all of Week 10 and gets you ready for what should be an exciting Week 11. Also he'll be very cold this weekend!
It's Halloween, which means November is on its way. Time to separate the contender from pretenders. Stephen recaps the week that was Week 9 because getting into a loaded Week 10 slate which includes a Notre Dame team that has a lot of trends going against it. Alabama and LSU highlight a weekend that will have a major impact on the college football playoff.
Stephen breaks down everything from an eventful Week 8, from the inspirational Purdue performance led by Tyler Trent, to the big win for Washington State in Pullman, to the extreme pettiness of the Michigan/Michigan State rivalry. Then he gives a preview of Week 9, highlighted by the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, and a few potential upsets. Stephen also ranks his Top 10, lists the 16 teams that can still make the College Football Playoff, and gives an update on the (not quite over) Heisman race.
Stephen swears he had a guest this week and that the conversation was good! But his free call recording app decided to stop recording after 5 minutes. But Stephen battled forward, providing a recap of Week 7, including owning up to his 0-3 picks performance, and gives a preview of Week 8. He also lists the 20 teams that could still make the College Football Playoff.
Stephen recounts his weekend at a wedding and watching the Notre Dame game during the reception. He then recaps all of Week 6 before having a conversation with friends that attended the Notre Dame/Virginia Tech game together, despite being married and rooting for opposite teams. Finally, Stephen ranks his top 4 for the College Football Playoff, and tells you what 7 games to keep an eye on in Week 7.