124 episodes

"Stanford" Steve Coughlin & Chris "The Bear" Fallica put their unique spin on the world of playing the odds in college football, horseracing and more.

Stanford Steve & The Bear ESPN

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    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

"Stanford" Steve Coughlin & Chris "The Bear" Fallica put their unique spin on the world of playing the odds in college football, horseracing and more.

    The Less You Bet, The More You Lose When You Win

    The Less You Bet, The More You Lose When You Win

    Stanford Steve and The Bear convene for the final episode of this podcast. They discuss Bear’s rough weekend gambling on the NFL and World Cup final, betting on the service academies during bowl season, criticizing coaches, a Steamer on Saturday, the not-so-pretty games around Christmas, riding the Duke wave, Big Mike’s Holiday Bowl rule, a manufactured disagreement, teams they forgot made bowl games, The Sark Bowl, Bear’s mid-pod Gulf Stream bets, South Carolina’s victory celebrations, Bryce Young and Will Anderson playing in the Sugar Bowl, the College Football Playoff semifinals, if an Ohio State-Michigan rematch would be good for the sport, and which teams play for the national title. Finally, Steve and Bear reflect on their time working together at ESPN and say a heartfelt goodbye to the listeners.
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    All Geeked Up

    All Geeked Up

    Stanford Steve and the Bear preview the biggest title games heading into Week 14, who should scare Kirby Smart more USC or Ohio State, a potential Michigan - Ohio State rematch, Georgia being on cruise control, and the latest portal news. Plus, Steve and Bear keep you up to date on the World Cup!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Whole Lot of “Mights”

    Whole Lot of “Mights”

    Stanford Steve and The Bear preview the Week 13 college football slate and discuss South Carolina running out of fireworks while torching Tennessee last weekend, eyeing an under in Ohio State-Michigan, if Alabama can get up for the Iron Bowl, why Steve thinks USC-Notre Dame could be more interesting than The Game, Pac-12 title game scenarios, the one game Bear actually likes, which high double-digit favorite at home you should consider and if people from Missoula are still mad College GameDay when to Bozeman.
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    • 47 min
    Short on College Football, Long on World Cup

    Short on College Football, Long on World Cup

    Stanford Steve and The Bear preview the Week 12 college football slate and talk about if UCLA will ruin USC’s season, what to expect from TCU in Waco, their differing takes on LSU-UAB, Army giving 10 points to UConn, the time Steve played in a 10-3 Stanford-Cal game and a few College Football Playoff scenarios. Then, the guys are joined by Taylor Twellman to preview the World Cup. They discuss exercising caution when betting against Qatar, Iran getting out of the group, the Netherlands’ value to win it all, the French being the French, Japan as an x-factor, Germany’s total team goals, Canada’s speed, if Portugal is better without Ronaldo, Bear’s Serbia bet, if all the stadiums look like FedEx Field and the pressure on the U.S. men’s national team.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Bring More Rain

    Bring More Rain

    Stanford Steve and The Bear discuss preview the Week 11 college football slate and discuss Kirk Herbstreit’s shout out to the column on College GameDay, if it’s time fade Kansas, Fresno State needing to stay off the strip before facing UNLV, if Drake Made needs a win for his Heisman campaign, Baylor ascending at the right time, why they don’t think LSU will win the SEC West, Steve’s nugget on TCU-Texas, Bear nugget for Steve’s alumni text chains, their thoughts on the College Football Playoff rankings, Oregon and Tennessee’s identical loses to Georgia, and if Steve is nuts to like Mississippi State.
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    • 57 min
    That’s Math

    That’s Math

    Stanford Steve and The Bear preview the Week 10 college football slate and discuss everything Georgia-Tennessee, which defense we’ll see from Alabama in Baton Rouge, the big stakes for Clemson against Notre Dame, awful ACC offenses, who they think plays against TCU for the Big 12 title, Syracuse staggering to the finish line, if Steve is wrong to be interested in Texas A&M, why Bear would draft Fresno State’s Jake Haener and a whole bunch of Would You Rathers.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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