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The Podcast of Champions discusses Pac-12 football on a weekly basis. Hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods discuss the Conference of Champions on the football field, breaking down games, picking against the spread and keeping things interesting during the off-seasons.

Podcast of Champions - Pac-12 Football Podcast Ryan Abraham and David Woods

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    • 4.8 • 600 Ratings

The Podcast of Champions discusses Pac-12 football on a weekly basis. Hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods discuss the Conference of Champions on the football field, breaking down games, picking against the spread and keeping things interesting during the off-seasons.

    Pac-12 football week 12 recap (blowout central) and week 13 previews

    Pac-12 football week 12 recap (blowout central) and week 13 previews

    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back together in studio breaking down what turned into an absolute beatdown week in the Pac-12, with Utah, California, UCLA, Oregon State and Washington State all winning by at least two touchdowns (and most of them by far more than that). By taking down Oregon in bloodthirsty fashion the Utes have vaulted themselves to the top of our Power Rankings and now have to be considered the favorite to take home their first Pac-12 Championship.
    The guys also talk about the Conference of Champions being shut out of the College Football Playoff for the fifth-straight time, UMass hiring away Arizona defensive coordinator Don Brown, Washington State becoming bowl eligible, the resurgence of the Golden Bears after their COVID-19 outbreak and their push to make the post season plus picks against the spread (both Dave and Ryan went 4-2 last weekend). There are some juicy lines this week in the Pac-12, so break open that piggy bank and make some money!
    And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Place your bets at MyBookie.com with the promo code PAC12 to get your first deposit matched!
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    UW head coach Jimmy Lake fired plus Pac-12 football week 11 recap and week 12 previews

    UW head coach Jimmy Lake fired plus Pac-12 football week 11 recap and week 12 previews

    This week Podcast of Champions host Ryan Abraham goes solo talking about the biggest news in the Pac-12 with Washington head coach Jimmy Lake being fired one week after he was suspended by the school. UW now joins USC and Washington State as the Pac-12 programs that have fired their head coaches midseason in 2021, setting up what should be a very interesting Apple Cup next week (host David Woods coined the game as the "Application Bowl" on Twitter).
    Ryan also talks about the poor television quality of Pac-12 games shown on ESPN, the scenarios in which Oregon and Utah can win the North and South divisions this upcoming weekend, which Pac-12 programs are bowl eligible (ASU, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and Utah) and which ones are eliminated (Arizona, Colorado and Stanford). Plus he goes over the latest Podcast of Champions Power Rankings, breaks down all of the week 11 action in the conference and previews all of week 12 including three rivalry games. 
    And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Place your bets at MyBookie.com with the promo code PAC12 to get your first deposit matched!
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Pac-12 football week 10 recap and week 11 previews

    Pac-12 football week 10 recap and week 11 previews

    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods get to talk about something that they haven't been able to in over two years, a win on the football field for the Arizona Wildcats! Sure it took half of Cal's team being out of commission due to a COVID-19 outbreak, but Jedd Fisch got his first win as a college head coach and there is no place to go but up from here for the Cats!
    Speaking of COVID-19, Cal had 44 players and coaches test positive so its game against USC had to be postponed until December 4, the day after the Pac-12 Championship. The guys talk about that plus big news at Washington where offensive coordinator John Donovan was fired and head coach Jimmy Lake was suspended for a game for pushing his own player after the Huskies lost to Oregon. Oregon State also tossed its hat into the assistant coach firing ring, letting go defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar after giving up 37 points to Colorado.
    The guys also reveal the double winners in our Survivor Pool, with Sinjin and Dustin each getting $200 in gift cards from Jockey for their efforts! Plus Jim Mora gets the head coaching job at UCONN and Oregon is up to No. 3 in the College Football Playoff Rankings. 
    And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Place your bets at MyBookie.com with the promo code PAC12 to get your first deposit matched!
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Pac-12 football week 9 recap and week 10 previews

    Pac-12 football week 9 recap and week 10 previews

    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods came back down to earth with their picks against the spread and continue to be baffled by the up and down nature of this crazy Conference of Champions. For the 5th week in row our No. 1 team in the POC Power Rankings lost, this time Oregon State to a 2-5 California squad.
    Dave and Ryan breakdown what was a crazy mess of week 9 games including Oregon allowing Colorado to score TWENTY NINE (29) offensive points, Arizona coming within a touchdown of ending its 19-game losing streak and plus Washington and Stanford playing an unwatchable Pac-12 after dark game.
    The guys also discuss Oregon making the top-4 of the initial College Football Playoff rankings, former USC head coach Clay Helton getting the head job at Georgia Southern, and Jimmy Lake's crazy comments heading into the Oregon/Washington game.
    And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Place your bets at MyBookie.com with the promo code PAC12 to get your first deposit matched!
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Pac-12 football week 8 recap and week 9 previews

    Pac-12 football week 8 recap and week 9 previews

    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back with a little pep in their step after combining to go 9-3 in their picks against the spread last week (Ryan 5-1, Dave 4-2). Can the guys keep that momentum going into a full week 9 slate of games with no Pac-12 programs on BYE weeks? Most likely not, but they will for sure give it the minimal effort per usual.
    Dave and Ryan do have a lot of things to say about that crazy week 8 in the Conference of Champions including Arizona coming ever so close to its first win in over two years, Oregon State flexing its muscles against our previous No. 1 team Utah and Oregon taking care of business against UCLA (before trying to give the game away at the end).
    The guys also discuss Pac-12 reporter Kyle Bonagura's telling story inside the firing of former Washington State Nick Rolovich, Colorado trying to fix its woeful offense by firing its offensive line coach and we still have eight listeners left in our Survivor Pool. 
    And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Don't forget to make your POC Survivor Pool picks this week at this link.
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Nick Rolovich fired plus our Pac 12 football week 7 recaps and week 8 previews

    Nick Rolovich fired plus our Pac 12 football week 7 recaps and week 8 previews

    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back at it discussing the breaking news that Washington State has fired head coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistant coaches for cause because they failed to follow the state mandate and get vaccinated. They discuss where this Cougars program goes from here and how Rolovich's conspiracy brain won out over logic and common sense, throwing away his $3 million yearly contract to coach football.
    Dave and Ryan also try to make sense of this crazy Pac-12 conference where each week the No. 1 team in our Power(less) Rankings loses its match-up, the latest being Arizona State blowing a 21-7 lead on the road against Utah. The guys talk about that game and the other week 7 contests including the showdown of the century, No. 12 Arizona getting absolutely boat-raced on the road against No. 11 Colorado.
    The crew also preview and make their picks against the spread for week 8 with two programs, USC and Washington State, playing out of conference foes and two others, Arizona State and Stanford, enjoying BYE weeks.
    And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Don't forget to make your POC Survivor Pool picks this week at this link.
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
600 Ratings

600 Ratings

C from the I.E. ,

Masochists

Ryan completely missed my review from two weeks ago, so we now know that there is NO part of the show these two can be trusted to get right.

My girlfriend won the contest a couple weeks ago and now she's saying my underwear is embarassing in comparison. It’s time to throw my hat in the jockey-sponsored ring and hope you two masochists enjoy.

The football talk is passable in the way a D is a passing grade, but really, if you’re listening to this podcast, you’re not here for football. The best analysis these two are capable of giving is on the relative merits of Disney princesses, which is about on par with Southern analysis of the causes of the Civil War or Nick Rolovich's understanding of vaccine science.

Beware! This show is only tolerable when both hosts are on it. When Dave’s alone, you begin to understand why USC charges four times as much for tuition as UCLA. However, it’s better than Ryan’s solo shows, best described as the audio equivalent of receiving a colonoscopy from Andre the Giant.

If you’ve seen any of the other reviews, you know that we’re all here for the free underwear. Christ, Ryan can’t even play the right intro some weeks and Dave can't be bothered to mute his computer audio when he's zoning out. But the podcast is funny in the way climate change deniers and PAC-12 football are funny: in a cosmic, sick sort of way.

But above all else, know this: these two are gluttons for punishment, masochists who take pleasure from the god-awful quality of their conference and being roasted by their listeners.

But if they're masochists for putting on the show, we listeners are masochists for listening.

My Life is Bruined ,

A Plea

Please, fellow listeners, you need to stop leaving 5-star reviews.

The free market dictates that inefficient firms will be outcompeted by new, more efficient ones. The POC is nothing if not an inefficient firm, bloated by years of monopoly over the barren landscape that is PAC-12 football.

Ryan and Dave represent nothing if not the mustache-twirling monopoly man, bent on squeezing their competition dry of their rightful listenership using market manipulation. Their tool of choice for this perversion of the market: underwear.

That’s right, just as in the machine politics of the late 1800s, these two use brazen financial incentives to retain a stranglehold on their podcast fiefdom. The only way to break the cycle is to stop voting, free ourselves from the teat of overpriced undergarments, and move forward into an era where PAC-12 football podcasts spend a majority of their time talking about PAC-12 football, not whatever Disney princess would win in a fight.

So please, good people: stop enabling these two with 5-star reviews; they don’t deserve them.

Also, it’d really help me win some underwear if there was less competition.

AirForce_bruin22 ,

The Chase Garbers of Podcasts

The Chase Garbers of Podcasts; If you know, then you know. There it is, thats a review…Also condolences to Dave

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