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The final "Y'all Kickoff Show" for the 2021 season looks at the big bowl games and CFP action from Dec. 29, 2021 until Jan. 10, 2022. Can No. 1 Alabama win its 19th national championship. Or, will upstart Cincinnati put a shocker on Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. Plus, "General Gridiron" humorous take on the postseason fun.
Bowl season begins on Dec. 17 in the Caribbean, as MTSU and Toledo the college football postseason going with the Bahamas Bowl. "General Gridiron" puts his humorous spin on the fun with a look at most of the 42 FBS bowl games taking place. Plus, No. 1 Alabama coach Nick Saban discusses the inclusion of newcomers to the College Football Playoff.
The undefeated No. 4 Cincinnati Bearcats host Houston for the AAC title this championship Saturday of college football. Also, the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs are in Atlanta and hope to conquer the SEC with a win over No. 3 Alabama. Wake Forest and Pittsburgh fight for the ACC title in Charlotte. Plus, an update on the second round lineup of the 2021 FCS Playoffs.
Rivalry Weekend includes Top 5s Ohio State and Michigan in "The Game." The winner of this one at "The Big House" will continue on toward Big Ten and CFP supremacy. In the South, the Iron Bowl includes No. 3 Alabama on the Plains against a bunch of Auburn Tigers looking for an upset. Clemson and South Carolina should have a close game in the Palmetto Bowl. Also, Big 12 archrivals Oklahoma and Oklahoma State clash in Bedlam.
Select teams will have a chance to claim a conference title this Week 12 of college football. Veteran coaches Mike Leach (Mississippi State) and Dabo Swinney (Clemson) talk before their teams hit the gridiron. Also, games to watch this weekend include Michigan State at Ohio State, Wake Forest at Clemson, and Virginia at Pittsburgh.
Lee Corso might have to put his seersucker suit and bowtie back on, as ESPN College GameDay returns to Oxford for Texas A&M's big SEC West fight with Mississippi. There's a terrific ACC Atlantic game this 11th week of college football: N.C. State visits Wake Forest for supremacy in that division. Also, Oklahoma and Baylor meet, Mississippi State is on the Plains to play Auburn, and Iowa and Minnesota have a rivalry game for the Floyd of Rosedale pig trophy.
Aggieland hosts Week 10's only Top 25 contest, as No. 13 Auburn tries to keep a win streak going against No. 14 Texas A&M. Also in the Lone Star State, TCU will try to get past this week's firing of Gary Patterson and beat their "Revivalry" rival, the No. 12 Baylor Bears. The "Y'all Kickoff Show" this week also contains news on a new coach for the Georgia Southern Eagles; and North Carolina coach Mack Brown is brainstorming about the playoff as No. 9 Wake Forest is Kenan Stadium-bound.
The Cocktail Party rivalry is renewed in Jacksonville, as No. 1 Georgia clashes with Florida. Also in the SEC, Top 20 teams face-off on the Plains: Auburn hosts Mississippi. The Big Ten's Michigan Wolverines are in East Lansing this ninth weekend of college football for a Paul Bunyan Trophy Top 10 contest with the Michigan State Spartans. This week's "Y'all Kickoff Show" also has an FCS preview of the McNeese Cowboys' trip to Strawberry Stadium to skirmish with the Southeastern Louisiana Lions.
Week 8 of college football includes the rivalry game between Tennessee and No. 4 Alabama. Conner Smith, a Nashville singer/songwriter, has the perfect song for Big Orange fans this weekend. Elsewhere on the "Y'all Kickoff Show," Oregon and UCLA have a College GameDay production, newly-fired Ed Orgeron takes his LSU Tigers to the Grove and Mississippi, and the undefeated Wake Forest Demon Deacons go out of conference and to the Hudson as they visit Army.
The top new TV shows and movies available for download in October are relayed. After securing her first No. 1 on the country music chart, Lainey Wilson is calling out the fellows. The National Insurance Crime Bureau releases its annual "Hot Wheels" report, a break down of the most-stolen vehicles in the country. Also, the ACC Report this week includes info on Virginia's Harvard-educated running back, Devin Darrington.
Multiple law enforcement officers lose their lives across the South during the past few days. The Atlanta Braves take a 2-0 NLCS lead in the best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Georgia is the unanimous No. 1 in college football. Plus, "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short reflects on LSU's dismissal of head football coach Ed Orgeron; as well as the death of Missouri-born actress Betty Lynn, who portrayed "Thelma Lou" on "The Andy Griffith Show."
Youth hunters in many Southern states get the chance to hunt deer before the grown-ups. Fishing and hunting expert Craig Faulkner explains. There are plenty of fall festivals this weekend across the region. Also, Hour 1's "Y'all Kickoff Show" looks at the Oklahoma State at Texas contest, Mississippi's climb to Rocky Top and Tennessee, and the Battle of Unbeatens Between The Hedges: Kentucky at Georgia.
Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan and rapper Pitbull team up for a brand new song, "Where The Country Girls At." There are plenty of mid-October festivals taking place across the South this weekend. Also, college football's big games this Week 6 include Arkansas at Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas meeting at the Cotton Bowl, and The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry: Georgia at Georgia. Hour 1's "Y'all Kickoff Show" breaks down the collegiate gridiron fun.
Barbecue and football are combining for the offensive line of the Virginia Tech Hokies. Jon Rawl and Matt Heermans, aka "The Barbecue Barrister," have fun relaying the story of Mission BBQ and the ACC gridiron program. Heermans also previews Saturdays "Red River Rivalry" contest between the Big 12's Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners. Plus, Blake Shelton doesn't forget to send 52nd birthday wishes to his new bride, Gwen Stefani.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady makes history in a triumphant return to New England. The 5-0 Kentucky Wildcats make one grand entrance into this week's AP college football poll. It was a violent and deadly weekend across the region. Also, the "Toccopola Storyteller" reflects on his return to covering college football games after a 20-year gap. He also shares the news of a Filipino man appearing on the October cover of Playboy.
October's arrival means Hour 1's "Y'all Kickoff Show" has big games in the SEC going down this Saturday: No. 2 Georgia hosts No. 8 Arkansas, and No. 1 Alabama welcomes No. 12 Mississippi to Bryant-Denny Stadium. Blues maestro Sugaray Rayford and his "Big Mama's Soul Food" is a tune that'll whet the appetite. Also, there are plenty of weekend festivals across the South.
JT Daniels should be ready to go when the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs host the No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks this weekend. The SEC Report also looks at the big matchups across the conference. We tease a few of the 45 exciting festivals and events across Alabama this fall. Country music superstar Alan Jackson announces he has a rare nerve condition; while his fellow Georgia country crooner Zac Brown reveals he's tested positive for COVID-19. Also, the beautiful early morning scenes of coastal South Carolina's Grand Strand.
The alleged killer of a Florida sheriff's deputy is apprehended. Maryland officials decide to make all of the state's high school football teams eligible for the postseason. Jon Rawl experienced a first: bubble gum stuck in his bed. How do you remedy bubble gum that's stuck on clothing, or bed sheets? Plus, a salute to South Carolina's mustard-based barbecue sauce – and its historic cabbage palmetto tree.
Travel + Leisure has revealed 25 luxury resorts in the Bahamas, Bermuda and throughout the Caribbean that Southerners should flock to in the winter months. The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Carolina Panthers do a little trading of players to beef their chances. The ACC Report includes audio from the two Daves: Dave Clawson of Wake Forest, and Dave Doeren of N.C. State. Also, President Donald Trump has a "Save America" rally in Perry, Ga.
Travel ball is a major investment for a lot of kids and parents alike across the South. Jon Rawl and "Toccopola Storyteller" have a less than flattering take on the trend that affects various sports. Short also weighs in on the anniversary of the Warren Commission's 1964 report, which was intended to be the definitive source for President Kennedy's 1963 assassination in Dallas. Also, college football's big moves – and a historic kick sends the Baltimore Ravens to 2-1 in the NFL.
Virginia native Ella Fitzgerald and Louisiana's legendary Louis Armstrong had the timely duet "Autumn In New York" in the 1950s. The Textile Bowl features the Clemson Tigers at the N.C. State Wolfpack, while the Iron Skillet Battle pits SMU against TCU. Another tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Plus, Craig Faulkner talks bowhunting on his post-COVID-19 return to the "Fishing Forecast."
The U.S. Department of Education releases the 2021 "National Blue Ribbon Schools," and we discuss the more than 100 schools across 16 Southern states that are highlighted. Luke Doty is taking the quarterback reigns at South Carolina as the Gamecocks prepare for the home SEC opener against 3-0 Kentucky. Plus, Texas country music songstress RaeLynn releases a new duet with Mitchell Tenpenny, "Get That All The Time."
The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a Mississippi case that may affect the historic Roe vs. Wade ruling. Today's ACC Report includes Miami Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz discussing his 1-2 team. Georgia-raised RuPaul becomes the Emmy Awards' top winner for a person of color. Plus, Travel + Leisure has four Southern towns listed in its new "The 10 Best Small Towns To Retire In the U.S." feature.
Confederate Gen. Nathan B. Forrest (1821–1877) is reburied in Columbia, Tenn., after officials in Memphis spent many years and many millions of dollars getting his grave relocated from the West Tennessee city. "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short discusses the media's failure to cover the Forrest reburial. Short also chats with Jon Rawl about persimmon trees in the South. We look back at the weekend's NFL and college football fun. Plus, how each Southern state compares with credit card debt.
Zydeco music gets a "Y'all Show" salute, as "They Stole My Chicken" from Keith Frank and The Soileau Zydeco Band gets a spin on this end of the week showcase. Hour 1 is the "Y'all Kickoff Show," a look at the Week 3 action across the college football universe. Plus, we rewind to August for a "Fishing Forecast" encore.
Nick Saban discusses the quarterbacks his No. 1 Alabama team faces when the Crimson Tide floods The Swamp and the University of Florida this Saturday. Kenny Chesney is producing a SEC Network salute to the legendary radio voices of the conference. Back in her native Sooner State, Reba McEntire and boyfriend Rex Linn get stuck on the second floor of a historic building in Atoka, Okla. Also, U.S. News & World Report's "Best College Rankings" for 2021 is released.
Hurricane Nicholas storms the Texas Gulf Coast early Tuesday with Category 1 winds. "Barbecue Barrister" Matt Heermans is back in the saddle and talking grilling for those Texans and Louisianans toughing it out without electricity. Heermans also talks Big 12 football, as the Cowboys of Oklahoma State get ready for a long cattle drive to Boise State. Also, a website dives further into the labor shortage crisis currently going on in America.
The Netflix teen drama series "Outer Banks" is filmed in Charleston, S.C., and it's one of the streaming service's hottest downloads. 39-year-old pop star Britney Spears and 27-year-old actor boyfriend Sam Asghari are now engaged. Plus, why food costs going up across the nation. A CNBC report explains the reason.
NFL Week 1 action included a New Orleans Saints domination over the Green Bay Packers, and the Houston Texans emerging as the AFC South's only 1-0 team. The fancy gas station Buc-ees® is known for great food, as one Alabama journalist critiques the sandwiches. Also, Nicholas, the 14th-named tropical storm of the season, is tracking towards Texas' Gulf coast.
The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America is remembered by host Jon Rawl with a playing of Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" and the Andrew Jessip Project's "United We Stand." Trace Adkins will star in a new country music-themed series airing on FOX alongside Susan Sarandon. Also, the "Y'all Kickoff Show" highlights Saturday's primetime contest at Razorback Stadium: Texas at Arkansas.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) CEO Thomas Fanning discusses cybersecurity with The Cipher Brief in our Southern business news spotlight. Florida State football coach Mike Norvell answers questions about his 0-1 team going for it on fourth down in a nail-biting game Sunday against Notre Dame. Also, a nearly blind 75-year-old golfer on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina knocks in his first hole-in-one.
Three adults and a 3-month-old baby are senselessly murdered by a Marine veteran in Polk County, Fla., over the long Labor Day weekend. What are some aggravating, downright inconsiderate things, that happen on airplane flights? The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide appear to be without one of their key playmakers going forward. Also, a look at Southern political happenings.
The Y'all Kickoff Show commences for the 2021 college football season, as Hour 1 is all about the SEC, ACC, Big 12, AAC, FCS and more. The Alabama Crimson Tide wrap the 44-city tour across the South. Discover the potential speed bumps for Nick Saban's No. 1 football team, the array of famous Alabama alumni, and the great traditions at The Capstone. Also, Dolly Parton's 1980 classic "9 To 5" is a great song for Labor Day 2021.
The Clemson Tigers enter the 2021 season ranked as high as No. 2. We learn about Dabo Swinney's roster, the road ahead for Clemson, and the traditions and famous alumni of the historic land-grant college in South Carolina. Ray Stevens announces his CabaRay theater will open again in Nashville after being shut down for more than a year by COVID-19. Plus, festivals across the region this Labor Day weekend.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., gets canceled at the last minute due to flooding from Hurricane Ida. Cowbells and cheese are some of the traditions of Mississippi State. We hear from Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach, as his SEC West representative preps for the season opener against Louisiana Tech. Also, tips on how to keep your child from being sent home to quarantine.
Pimento cheese sandwiches are a tasty treat for many Southerners. "Barbecue Barrister" Matt Heermans discusses a Yall.com pimento cheese sandwich recipe, one perfect tor tailgating at college football games this opening weekend. The Oklahoma Sooners have captured multiple national championships in football, in addition to having a prestigious university, dynamic alumni and a bevy of great traditions. Also, the death toll climbs from Hurricane Ida's strike upon Louisiana and Mississippi.
Hurricane Ida blasts coastal Louisiana with 150 mph winds. "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short shares his memories of deadly hurricanes hitting the Pelican State. He also reviews the 1957 Peter Graves film "Bayou" and discusses the handling of cremated remains by the U.S. Postal Service with host Jon Rawl. Ed Orgeron and his LSU Tigers are today's featured college football program. Plus, tips to safely work a generator during scary weather.
President Joe Biden speaks at The White House after deadly bomb blasts in Afghanistan kill at least a dozen U.S. soldiers and injure many more. The 2021 forecast, famous players, great alumni and traditions of both the Georgia Bulldogs and Florida State Seminoles are showcased. Arkansas native Justin Moore notches his tenth No. 1 single, "We Didn't Have Much." Also, we have 16 great weekend festivals set to take place across Dixie.
Mack Brown, Sam Howell and the North Carolina Tar Heels are ranked in the Top 10 and are set for a big season of college football. We highlight UNC's football history, famous alumni and traditions at Keenan Stadium. Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson has a new back that debuts at No. 2 on the New York Times' Best Sellers list. Also, KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas, reports on the school bus driver shortage going on in the Lone Star State and the rest of America.
Herschel Walker plans to run in 2022 as a U.S. Senate candidate in Georgia against current senator Raphael Warnock. The Auburn Tigers are today's featured college. Discover the rich history, famous alumni and traditions of the Tigers and the Loveliest Village. Should turkey hunters in Mississippi have their hunting season adjusted? Also, proud Texan and home improvement TV star Chip Gaines (Magnolia Network) is cutting his hair for St. Jude.
What is the endgame for countries like China, Germany and even the United States? The "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short gets philosophical this week with his answer on future global affairs. The 2021 schedule, famous alumni and great traditions of both the Kentucky Wildcats and Oklahoma State Cowboys are featured. Also, we learn about the "Cantaloupe Queen" Ruby Lundy, who's been a local fixture for more than 50 years in Aiken, S.C.
President Joe Biden speaks at The White House about the evacuation of American citizens from Afghanistan. The Virginia Cavaliers are today's stop on the collegiate voyage across Dixie. We hear UVA head coach Bronco Mendenhall talk about his 2021 team; and we learn about the rich history, distinguished alumni, and traditions of the Hoos. One of Bill Clinton's favorite songs is Mahalia Jackson's rendition of "Take My Hand, Precious Lord." Plus, Southern outdoorsman Craig Faulkner talks squirrel hunting and bowhunting on his "Fishing Forecast."
Kool-Aid McKinstry, a freshman cornerback on the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, inks a marketing deal with the other Kool-Aid. The Texas A&M Aggies are today's featured school. Jimbo Fisher previews his preseason Top 10 Aggie football team; and we learn about the many traditions of Aggieland. A new hurricane (Grace) churns in the tropics. Also, veteran Texas author Sandra Brown pens the current No. 3 New York Times Best Seller in fiction, "Blind Tiger."
98-year-old Mississippi native Walter Reaves has one heckuva birthday party. His daughter, Perlene, tells his amazing story. More than 1,000 public school students in Nashville are in quarantine as COVID-19 sucker-punches Music City. Jeff Foxworthy and the boss of Waffle House are both alumni of Georgia Tech – now that's pretty dang Southern! We hear Geoff Collins talk about his 2021 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. And speaking of bugs, learn about the biting "season" of horse-flies.
Jerry Short joins the show for a special "Toccopola Storyteller" report. Short and host Jon Rawl discuss the embarrassing, humiliating takeover in Afghanistan by the Taliban. Tropical Storm Fred slams into the Florida Panhandle with 65 mph winds. Shane Beamer and the South Carolina Gamecocks are today's spotlight school. Plus, former sorority "dad" Short shares his person insight into Greek life.
Fishing and hunting shows are not all that they seem. "Fishing Forecast" star Craig Faulkner shares his thoughts on the outdoors choices on TV, including Atlanta Braves great Chipper Jones's "Major League Bowhunter." The Florida Keys are on standby as Tropical Disturbance George heads to the Sunshine State. Also, we learn about famous alumni of the University of Mississippi, expectations for Lane Kiffin's 2021 season, hear Rebel-centric songs from The Lexington Brothers, and share more of the special attributes of Ole Miss and Oxford, Miss.
Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles home run slugger and a native Texan, announces his retirement from baseball. The Maryland Terrapins aim for the postseason under third-year coach Mike Locksley. Discover the famous alumni and traditions of the College Park, Md.-based member of the Big Ten Conference. Also, a look a festivals across the South, including the bicentennial celebration of Jackson, Tenn.
Molly Sims is the top-ranked alumnus of Vanderbilt University. We tout Sims' school as the Commodores are today's latest stop on the pigskin tour of the South. Tropical Storm Fred has formed in the Caribbean and appears to be headed toward Florida. CNBC helps us understand why there is a global computer chip shortage. Also, we have the New York Times Best Sellers Top 5.
The U.S. Senate passes the much-debated $1 trillion infrastructure bill. COVID-19 cases surge across the South, as Arkansas reaches levels not yet seen. Manny Diaz enters a third season coaching his hometown Miami Hurricanes. We hear from the 47-year-old coach; and learn about his 2021 team, UM history, famous alumni, and the traditions of the Coral Gables, Fla., private institution. Also, Reba McEntire is quite the birdwatcher and photographer.
Facebook has been in the censorship and putting customers in virtual "jail" business over the last year. "Toccopola Storyteller" Jerry Short shares his own battle with the high-tech company. Richmond Flowers was a tremendous football and track star at Tennessee in the 1960s. He was just interviewed on the "Saturday Sports Roundup." Plus, learn about 2021 expectations for Flowers' alma mater as Josh Heupel takes over a struggling Volunteers football team.
N.C. State is today's stop on the collegiate tour across the South. Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren and quarterback Devin Leary brief us on the ACC program. The Nicholasville (Ky.) Police Department gets creative in the summer months. Country music legend George Jones and boxing great George Foreman teamed up for the knockout, "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair." Also, "The Suicide Squad" hits theaters this weekend.