Podcast 187: 01.17.18 / Dr. David Ridpath, Chris’s trip to Vegas, Hugh Freeze to Alabama, NFL Playoffs, etc

Chris and Gary jump in on Wed, Jan 17th to hit on a slew of different topics:

– Dr. David Ridpath joins the show. He is an associate professor of sport management at Ohio University, and he’s the President of the Drake Group, which was put together to help end academic corruption in college sports. You can follow him on twitter @drridpath. We talk academic corruption in sports (the North Carolina & Ole Miss cases), the possibility of a new NCAA transfer rule, the money behind the college football playoff, paying FBS athletes, and more.

– Chris’s upcoming trip to Las Vegas

– the possibility of Hugh Freeze joining the staff at Alabama, and whether or not the SEC should be stepping in to block it, along with the ridiculousness of analyst roles in college sports

– Kevin Sumlin hired at Arizona

– Memphis has a new graduate transfer quarterback

– Tubby Smith and the Memphis Tigers beat UConn Tuesday night 73-49 to win 4 straight games

– The College Football Playoff Selection Committee has 6 new members, including a new chairperson

– And we break down the 2 NFL conference championship games this weekend

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Gary began his first website in 1998 as a sophomore in high school, writing reviews of cds and live shows in the Memphis area. He became editor of his college newspaper, then moved towards a career in music. He started the infamous MemphisTider.com blog during the 2006 football season, and was lucky enough to get into blogging just before the coaching search that landed Nick Saban at Alabama. The month and a half long coaching search netted his site, which was known for tracking airplanes, over 1 million hits in less than 90 days. The website introduced Gary to tons of new friends, including Nico and Todd, who had just started the site RollBamaRoll.com. After diving into more than just Alabama news, Gary started up his first installment of WinningCuresEverything.com in 2012. After keeping the site quiet for a while, it was started back up in April 2016. Gary then joined forces with high school friend Chris Giannini and began a podcast during the 2016 football season that runs at least 2 times a week, focusing on college football, NFL football, and sports wagering, and diving into other sports and pop-culture topics. E-mail: gary@winningcureseverything.com Twitter: @GaryWCE