Another Tuesday, another edition of EDSBS Live! this evening with Orson and me.
Tonight we head to the mid-Atlantic region with a final good-bye to one of college football's most memorable four-year starters: Reggie Ball. Yes, it's the ACC/Mediocrity show.
What: EDSBS Live! online radio. ACC/Mediocre edition.
Where: At NowLive, where you can chat with each other and the show hosts throughout the broadcast in the online forum (which has gotten damn lively). To phone in to the show, just call (310) 984-7600.
Who: Tonight's special guest is Bruce Feldman of ESPN.com.
Four Questions: As always, our four questions for the night.
1. What, if anything, do you know about the ACC heading into 2007?
I know that Butch Davis is back! And Tom O'Brien and Jeff Bowden are gone! The ACC is shedding mediocrity points here, people. (As noted in the comments, O'Brien, of course, is now at ACC-member NC State. So, we only have mediocre transferage here. Not so helpful.)
I also know that this may be the weakest BCS conference in terms of quarterbacks. When Matt Ryan (15 TD, 10 INT in '06) is your headliner, there's a problem.
I also know that living in Washington D.C. as a Texas fan was positively depressing. Waking up to Georgia Tech-Maryland on ABC was deeply wrong.
2. To honor Reggie Ball as CFB's worst four-year starter of all-time, please share with us your school's worst multi-year starter.
If Robert Killebrew can't improve on his performance from last year, he'll be able to toss his hat confidently in this ring.
I'm actually racking my brain trying to remember the name of a safety who used to drive me nuts, but I can't recall anything about the guy other than I was always stunned he was a starter. I can't even recall which years he was playing. That's not much to go on, but if anyone's got their own personal nominations for this category, here's your chance to speak up.
3. Now say something nice about the ACC.
I do like the running backs. CJ Spiller (7.3 ypc as a true freshman) and James Davis give Clemson some hope despite losing half their starters. Branden Ore, Tashard Choice and Javarris James are all players you'd want on your team. There, that was nice.
4. What's your most mediocre performance?
My answers to these questions deserve to be in the conversation, that's for sure.
Still, I'd be lying if I didn't list my college career as my most mediocre performance. Abysmal attendance rates, solid-not-good grades, skirting by on the ability to write fast (as opposed to think hard) - you name a corner, and I was cutting it.
I'm trying to think of a good football comp here - someone who had enough talent to do well, but never really applied himself and just sort of walked through the basics.
Hey! I got it! I'm Reggie McNeal!
See you tonight at 6:30.