On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys talked about the pros and cons of Freddie Kitchens possibly being the head coach of the Cleveland Browns ( 21 seconds in)
12:43 Bill Landis of the Athletic spoke about former OSU QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. declaring for the NFL Draft on Monday.
24:01 Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report discussed the National Championship and the 2018 college football season with an early look at the 2019 season.
(Goodyear) To celebrate its legacy in the sport, the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will induct the Goodyear Blimp as an honorary member of the College Football Hall of Fame. The blimp will be the first non-player or coach to be inducted.
What started as a request from network television to provide aerial coverage for the 1955 Rose Bowl Game telecast has turned into a long-standing commitment to college football coverage. Since then, the blimp has covered more than 2,000 games from the Rose to the Cotton Bowl and everything in between. For players and fans, the blimp has come to signify the magnitude of games and the superior performances that take place on the field.
“College players and fans know that when the Goodyear Blimp shows up, it’s a big game. Its presence is intrinsically known and tied to the traditions that make college football so great,” said Archie Manning, National Football Foundation chairman. “As the eye in the sky to college football’s greatest coaches, players and moments, it’s only fitting that the Goodyear Blimp joins the College Football Hall of Fame in a year when the game celebrates its 150th anniversary.”
“I’ve been lucky enough to both play and broadcast underneath the shadow of one of sports’ biggest icons, and each time it’s special,” said Kirk Herbstreit, former college football player and ESPN analyst. “For me, playing under the blimp felt like a payoff for the hard work that goes into game day, so I’m excited it’s getting recognized for its contributions to college football.”
In its sports history, the Goodyear Blimp achieved major broadcast “firsts,” including the first to provide aerial coverage of a major sports event and the first to deliver high definition live video to a national sports game. That innovation intended to enhance the players and fans’ experience continues to this day with a BlimpCast on Jan. 7 when ESPN will conduct a live production of the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship from inside the Goodyear Blimp airing on ESPN3 and the ESPN App as part of ESPN’s MegaCast presentation.
“Goodyear is proud that our iconic airship is an honorary member of the College Football Hall of Fame and will live in the company of college football legends,” said Todd Macsuga, Goodyear’s general manager brand marketing, North America consumer. “The Goodyear Blimp has established itself as a symbol of the greatness that takes place on college football fields each Saturday.”
Fans will be able to experience the blimp’s history in college football with a new exhibit set to open later this year at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The exhibit will showcase historical blimp artifacts, video footage, pictures and more.
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com.
About The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include Football Matters®, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, The William V. Campbell Trophy®, annual scholarships of more than $1.3 million and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments – a proud partner of the Campbell Trophy®, Herff Jones, New York Athletic Club, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the Sports Business Journal, SportsManias, Under Armour and VICIS. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org.
Sam and Brad caught up with Doug Dieken to start the Tuesday Podcast.
At 13:05, they caught up with Ryan McGee to talk college football and where Ohio State might end up prior to the Big 10 title game.
Zips head football coach Terry Bowden spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the win over Northwestern this past weekend and the upcoming game against Iowa State.
Coach Sean Lewis of Kent State University spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of their game with perennial power Penn State on Saturday.
Kickoff is set for 12 noon in Pennsylvania.
"The Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels spoke with Sam and Brad Monday after their dismantling of Rugters this past Saturday.
OSU will face #15 TCU on Saturday in primetime.
Ross Benjamin joined the Sam and Brad Show for his weekly segment to pick against the spread in college and pro football.
Ross is taking the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+35) against Ohio State Saturday, as well as laying the points (-3) with the Houston Cougars over the Arizona Wildcats.
For the NFL, the Steelers and Browns, Pittsburgh is a 4 point favorite.
Hear what Ross had to say about this matchup and all matchups for entertainment purposes only.
Kent State head football coach Sean Lewis joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Golden Flashes football team as they prepare for Howard Week #2.
Kickoff is set for 3:30pm.
"Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the thrashing of Oregon State Week #1 and preview the matchup with Rutgers this Saturday.
University of Akron Athletic Director Larry Williams joined the Sam and Brad Show to shed some light on the cancelled Akron/Nebraska game from this weekend.
Ross Benjamin joined the Sam and Brad Show for his weekly segment to talk college picks against the spread for entertainment purposes only.
New head coach of the Walsh University Cavaliers John Fankhauser spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the 2018 season.
University of Akron head football coach Terry Bowden spoke with Sam Bourquin about the Zips' season opener in Lincoln against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Malone University football coach Fred Thomas spoke with Sam Bourquin ahead of the 2018 season.
The Pioneers open up the season with Concordia (MI) this Saturday,
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 27, 2018 – The Goodyear Blimp doesn’t show up for just anybody. With more than 60 years of providing aerial coverage for the biggest college football contests, the Goodyear Blimp has signaled the magnitude of games and served as inspiration for fans and athletes alike.
In celebration of that college football legacy, Goodyear is introducing a new advertisement this weekend that will motivate consumers to “Be Blimpworthy.” The new ad tells the next chapter of “Blimpworthy,” which previously focused on the hard work, determination and grit the blimp has witnessed.
Shifting the perspective from the blimp to those on the playing field, in the stands and watching at home, the ad challenges individuals to embody those “Blimpworthy” principles to achieve a personal or professional goal.
“’Be Blimpworthy’ is rooted in the idea that the blimp only shows up for the most marquee matchups, a level only reached by hard work and perseverance,” said Todd Macsuga, general manager of brand marketing at Goodyear.
“Be Blimpworthy” highlights the story of a young man focused on playing in front of tens of thousands of fans at a big-time college football venue as the blimp floats above. But instead of celebrating his accomplishment, the ad is centered on the necessary hard work to achieve the outcome.
The :30 version of the ad will debut Saturday, Sept. 1, across games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. Goodyear’s roots in college football continue to grow with its iconic blimp aerial coverage, its title sponsorship of the Cotton Bowl Classic played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and its sponsorship of the College Football Playoff.
In a nod to the new campaign, Marty Smith and Ryan McGee will execute the first complete game streaming viewing option from inside the Goodyear Blimp during the Florida State Seminoles and Virginia Tech Hokies matchup on Sept. 3. Fans will be able to watch on ESPN3 via the ESPN App, while simultaneously viewing the airship’s aerial camera.
The blimp first provided aerial views of the 1955 Rose Bowl, revolutionizing the way fans experience sporting events. More than 60 year later, Goodyear’s airships have covered hundreds of the biggest matchups in college football history, offering their own unique perspective of the action on the ground.
Goodyear will employ all three of its newest fleet of blimps this year to provide aerial coverage of college football’s biggest matchup throughout the season.
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com.
Former Clemson and Tulane head football coach and current Fox Sports South analyst Tommy Bowden joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the college football landscape for 2018.
College football writer Bill Bender spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about OSU head football coach Urban Meyer being placed on paid administrative leave in the wake of the Zach Smith domestic abuse situation.
A report from Brett McMurphy stated that Meyer knew of Smith's abuse of his ex-wife Courtney and did not take immediate action. Meyer said he knew nothing of the allegations against Smith, who was a former receivers coach for the Buckeyes during Big 10 Media Days 10 days ago.
College football insider Phil Steele joined the Sam and Brad Show on Thursday to talk about his college football preview magazine for 2018.
He discussed the Ohio State Buckeyes, as well as the rest of the Big 10 and MAC, among other teams.
Executive Director of the Reese's Senior Bowl Phil Savage joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about this year's game and some of the notable names you may hear on Sundays.
Vince Kehres, the head coach of the Mt. Union Purple Raiders spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Division III National Championships to talk about their tussle with Mary Hardin Baylor Friday.
The two teams will meet Friday night in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
Sam and Brad spoke with former OSU QB and Big 10 Network analyst Stanley Jackson to talk "The Game" between Ohio State and their rivals from Ann Arbor.
On the other side, former Glenville Tarblooder and Wolverine linebacker Pierre Woods joined the show to talk about the game from the UM perspective.
ESPN and ABC College Football Analyst Todd Blackledge spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the big game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday.
Blackledge played quarterback at Penn State and is currently the head boys' basketball coach of the North Canton Hoover Vikings.
Sam and Brad spoke with Mt. Union head football coach Vince Kehres to talk about the Mt. Union Purple Raiders as they prepare for Baldwin Wallace.
Scotty D in Vegas returned in his usual spot on Thursday to pick against the spread for pro and college football games for entertainment purposes only.
The Wise One from the desert has returned for his third year on the Sam and Brad Show airwaves picking against the spread for entertainment purposes only.
Scotty D in Vegas spoke with the guys to talk about some of college football's big games this Labor Day weekend.
Aaron Coleman caught up with SB Nation's Bill Connelly to talk college football for the 2017 season.
Bill Rabinowitz, Ohio State football beat writer discussed the upcoming Buckeye season with Brad Russell on Monday afternoon.
The season starts for OSU on Thursday August 31 against the Indiana Hoosiers at 8 p.m.
Bill also discussed the backup QB battle behind incumbent starter J.T. Barrett.
Vince Kehres head coach of the Mount Union Purple Raiders stopped by the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the upcoming season and the quest for another Division III national title.
First year head coach of the Walsh Cavaliers Dan Pifer joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his football team heading into 2017.
The Malone Pioneers are getting ready for the 2017 football season, and second year head coach Fred Thomas spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming campaign in Canton.
The Pioneers open up the season against Taylor September 2.
University of Akron Zips head football coach Terry Bowden spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming season and the quarterback competition heading into Week 1 against Penn State.
Marquise Bridges, Ellet High School football standout running back, spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about the commitment to go play for the University of Akron Zips.
Hoban standout Todd Sibley talked about his commitment to Pittsburgh on the Sam and Brad Show.
Sibley was a key catalyst in the Knights' back to back state titles in 2015 and 2016.
Canton McKinley Bulldog Kadeem Trotter joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about signing with Syracuse for National Signing Day to play his college football for the Orange in 2017.
Copley High School's Weston Bridges spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his commitment to Michigan State University during the special National Signing Day edition of the show.
Bridges said he was sold on Michigan State from the jump, saying he appreciated the tradition at running back, a position he plays.
Griffin Baumoel of Canton Central Catholic talked with Sam and Brad about his commitment to serve his country and play football for the United States Naval Academy.
Griffin was part of the team that won the State Championship for the Crusaders this year in Division V.
National signing day is here and various players from the area made their commitment to play college football and continue their education.
D'Amonte King of STVM spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday about his commitment to the University of Toledo.
Donte Taylor Jr, also of St. Vincent-St Mary joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his commitment to Miami (OH).
Taylor converted from quarterback to cornerback during his time at STVM. He will play in the defensive backfield for the RedHawks in 2017.
Larry Kehres, former Mt Union Purple Raiders head football coach and current athletic director chatted with Sam and Brad on his nod to be elected to the College Football HOF in Atlanta.
Phil Savage, Executive Director of the Senior Bowl joined Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming game January 28 in Mobile, AL.
For the full interview, click here.
Tim May, Ohio State Football beat writer, joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss various OSU football players declaring for the upcoming NFL Draft.
The game is set and Alabama and Clemson will play in Tampa for the National Championship.
Bill Bender, College football writer for the Sporting News spoke with Brad Russell to speak about the upcoming game, as well as break down the bowl season in 2016-17.
Former Marshall Thundering Herd running back and current American Sports Network college football analyst Doug Chapman joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the current buzz surrounding notable college football players skipping their bowl game to prepare for the NFL Draft.
He says he has no problem with the decisions of Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffery, but understands the backlash from fans, the media, and others.
Dan Pifer, the new head coach of the Walsh University football team joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about his new job as the head man of the Cavaliers.
After 30 years, the Eastern Michigan Eagles are back in the bowls as the head to the Bahamas to face Old Dominion, and a familiar name will be there suiting up for the Eagles of EMU next Friday.
Former Jackson Polar Bear, Canton native, and current EMU offensive lineman Darien Terrell joined the Sam Bourquin Show on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about his journey with the Eastern Michigan Eagles and their trip to the Bahamas.
Terrell, a senior, wears #71.
The game can be seen on ESPN December 23 at 1 p.m.
With so many college football teams changing coaches and hiring new ones, many teams across the nation are looking for a home run hire in order to get better.
Sporting News college football writer Bill Bender spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday to talk about some of the big name moves across the country including Lane Kiffin going to Florida Atlantic, Tom Herman heading to Texas, and Charlie Strong taking over at USF.
Former OSU and NFL running back Beanie Wells spoke with Brad Russell Monday about the Ohio State/Clemson Fiesta Bowl New Year's Eve and about college football bowl season and the universal question: Is 41 bowl games too many?
ESPN The Magazine senior writer Ryan McGee spoke about the madness surrounding college football with Brad Russell on Tuesday.
Former Buckeye signal-caller and current college football analyst for the Big 10 Network Stanley Jackson spoke with Sam Bourquin about the Buckeyes and their matchup with Maryland.
It will be a battle of undefeated teams this Saturday when the University of Mount Union takes on John Carroll in Alliance at 1:30pm.
Vince Kehres, the head coach of the Purple Raiders, joined Sam Bourquin to talk about his squad leading into the game.
Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch spoke with WAKR's Sam Bourquin to talk about their overtime win against Wisconsin and looked ahead to their game this coming Saturday against Penn State.
For the full interview with Tim and Sam, click here.