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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

National Picks - Week 5

The Hogs keep losing, but the crew continues to roll along. Another soft slate of national games, but the Ryder Cup is this weekend in the Chicago area. Most of the crew believes the Euros are ready to dominate the United States team again, but one podder has faith in the Hogs and the USA.

PW (10-14): Europe, West Virginia, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Texas A&M, Boston College
JF (14-10): Europe, West Virginia, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Texas A&M, North Carolina State
TL (12-12): Europe, West Virginia, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Texas A&M, Washington
JG (15-9): United States, West Virginia, Michigan State, Texas, Minnesota, Arkansas, South Alabama

This week's "Faces of Arkansas Football" changes course, and the crew is proud to honor one of its own: Johnny Fayetteville. Johnny is a life long Hog fan who never gives up on his beloved Razorbacks. Johnny has one degree from the University of Arkansas and is a proud alum of the university and Kappa Alpha Order. Fan Highlights: Attending the Cotton Bowl victory over Kansas State, being a season ticket holder for over a decade, punching a hole in the carport house entry door of Studio Jimmy G after the Hogs victory over Alabama in 2003. Fan Lowlights: Attending the Music City Bowl loss against Minnesota, missing the Sugar Bowl trip in January 2011, being gut punched by Georgia's big red headed three-point assassin in a heartbreaking Hogs basketball defeat. Congratulations, Johnny Fayetteville. You are this weeks "Face of Arkansas Football".

This will also be a special week for yours truly as I make my first visit to Big Ten country. Many thanks to our host Patrick Williams for asking me come along for the Minnesota-Iowa game in Iowa City. I look forward to regaling our listeners on next week's show with some of the escapades. Also, apologies to Born Red. I have been to Lincoln for a Nebraska football game, but Nebraska a year away joining the Big Ten.

See ya next week,
Jimmy G

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rutgers Wrap; A&M Preview

This week's show talks about last weekend's Rutgers debacle and the upcoming visit to College Station.  We have more questions than answers at this point, but there are still a couple of diehard crew members that pick the Hogs.  John L's visit to the Touchdown Club is on the agenda as well as Patrick Williams and Jimmy G's upcoming road trip to Historic Kinnick Stadium.  Enjoy the show!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

National Picks - Week 4

The 2012 college football season is about to reach the 1/4 mile pole. Arkansas is lagging far behind and will need to make a Mine That Bird-like charge to get back in the national consciousness - at least for positive reasons. The Razorpod crew is still fired up, though, and the national picks roll on.

Patrick Williams (8-10): Oregon, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Clemson, Arkansas, BYU
Johnny Fayetteville (10-8): Oregon, Notre Dame, Kansas State, Florida State, Arkansas, Missouri
Tom Logan (10-8): Oregon, Michigan, Oklahoma, Florida State, Arkansas, Utah
Jimmy G (12-6): Oregon, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Florida State, Arkansas, Southern Miss

The Razorpod crew's "Faces of Arkansas Football" bestows this week's honor upon Fred Thomsen. Fred coached the Hogs from 1929-1941 and compiled a record of 56-61-10.

Career Highlights: Led Arkansas to its first ever bowl game in 1933 when the Hogs faced Centenary in the Dixie Classic (7-7 tie). Arkansas won its first SWC title in 1936 with a 5-1 conference record and 7-3 overall ledger. Amassed ten ties during his tenure.
Career Lowlights: Arkansas had to vacate the 1933 SWC title for using an ineligible player. Had more ties than wins in the 1932 season as Arkansas went 1-6-2. Arkansas went 13-25-2 over Thomsen's last four seasons.

Take a bow, Coach Thomsen. You are this week's "Face of Arkansas Football".

See ya next week,
Jimmy G

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Alabama Wrap; Rutgers Preview

This man commands you to SMILE.  This man is also insane.

Johnny Paycheck is smiling all the way to the bank after collecting part of his 800+-thousand dollar paycheck for his team getting whipped by Alabama 52-0 in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium last Saturday.  The crew breaks down the loss and looks ahead to Rutgers.  Johnny (Fayetteville) asks how a team can regress so much so quickly.  JimmyG leads the picks contest, and Patrick Williams wants to start a spin-off podcast for stock picking, since his Razorpod picks are going so well.  Enjoy the angst on this week's edition of Razorpod.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Razorpod Picks - Week 3

Louisiana-Monroe Week is in the rearview mirrer, though objects are closer than they appear. Arkansas is moving on to face number one Alabama in the SEC opener on Saturday, and the crew has predictions on that game and more. Picks and records are below.

The Faces of Arkansas Football rolls into week two, and Razorpod is proud to honor Coach Francis Schmidt. Schmidt coached the Hogs from 1922-1928 and compiled a record of 42 wins, 20 losses, and 3 ties. Career Highlights: 1927 team finished with 8 wins against just 1 loss. This set a then-Arkansas record for most victories in a season. 1928 team went 7-2 and finished second in the SWC. Career Lowlights: 1924 team managed to finish 7th in the SWC despite a 7-2-1 record (conference record was 1-2-1). Lost 60-13 to Baylor in his first season as head coach. 1925 team was shut out 4 times in 9 games. Left Arkansas for TCU after the 1928 season. Congratulations, Coach Francis Schmidt, you are this week's "Face of Arkansas Football". (All information provided by the 2012 Arkansas Football Media Guide)

Patrick Williams (5-7): Texas, Stanford, Michigan State, Florida, Arkansas, Arizona State
Johnny Fayetteville (7-5): Texas, USC, Michigan State, Tennessee, Alabama, Western Kentucky
Tom Logan (8-4): Texas, USC, Michigan State, Florida, Arkansas, Navy
Jimmy G (8-4): Texas, USC, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Alabama, Utah

See ya next week,
Jimmy G

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ULM Wrap; Alabama Preview

The crew is back for a dissection of the utter disaster last Saturday night in Historic War Memorial Stadium.  Yes, it was bad.  Worse than the Citadel?  Crew members disagree.  Also, how bad will Alabama beat the Hogs this week?  Will anyone pick the Razorbacks?  Will even Mr. Steadfast, Johnny Fayetteville, pick against them?

The picks are dismal as usual, with JimmyG leading the crowd at a paltry 3-3 last week.  Enjoy the spleen for John L. and crew on this week's show.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Razorpod Picks - Week 2

Welcome to the 2012 Razorpod National Picks. The crew apologizes for not posting the week one picks, and we've flogged ourselves accordingly.

A new feature of this years pick column will be the "Faces of Arkansas Football". Each week a former Arkansas Razorbacks head coach will be featured. Razorpod could think of no better way than to start with Joe Kines. Coach Kines was the head coach at Arkansas from 1992 to 1992. A glorious season (minus one game) that included Arkansas' initial SEC game and campaign. Kines finished his Arkansas career with a record of three wins, six losses, and one magnificent tie (against who else but Auburn and Pat D(t)ye himself). Career highlight - leading Arkansas to its first every SEC win at South Carolina (45-7) just one week after the infamous loss to The Citadel elevated Kines to the head coaching position and a 25-24 upset of 4th ranked Tennessee in Knoxville. Lowlight - just about everything else. Arkansas was 1-6-1 Kines other eight games including a 22-6 loss at Memphis State that featured having four punts blocked by the Tigers (by the same player, actually). Also, Kines unwittingly hired his replacement when he brought Danny Ford in as a consultant. Here's to you, Joe Kines, a "Face of Arkansas Football".  On with this week's picks.

Patrick Williams (3-3): Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Florida, Arkansas, Oregon State
Johnny Fayetteville (5-1): Nebraska, Georgia, Iowa State, Texas A&M, Arkansas, UTEP
Tom Logan (6-0): Nebraska, Georgia, Iowa, Florida, Arkansas, Auburn
Jimmy G (5-1): Nebraska, Georgia, Iowa, Florida, Arkansas, Northwestern

Congratulations Tom Logan for an undefeated week.

See ya next week,
Jimmy G

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Jacksonville State Wrap; UL-Monroe Preview

The crew returns to action after Hurricane Isaac knocked out power at Studio Patrick Williams last week.  Picks are in, and everyone started off ok; PW brings up the rear at 3-3 while Tom Logan fires a perfect 6-0 out of the gate.  Jacksonville State brought home everyone's worst fears about the John L. Smith era.  Tom thinks Paul Haynes is hiding some schemes from Alabama; everyone else just thinks they aren't very good.

Historic War Memorial is on tap for this weekend, with UL-Monroe in town for their annual home game in Razorback colors.  The weather is going to turn a bit fall-ish and JimmyG will be making an appearance in the Rock.  Johnny has technical difficulties, but otherwise, things are looking up, so enjoy this week's show.