June 13, 2024

Bull City Coordinators

Duke

Host:

Ben Byrd

Podcast Inauguration:

December 2020

Bio:

This is a podcast that serves to inform Duke football fans through interviews with journalists and bloggers who cover our opponents as well as discussing larger issues facing The ACC. 

Links

New Podcast Episodes

  • 5.11 – Robert Brickey on Duke Basketball
    by Bull City Coordinators on May 28, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    #dukebasketball #dukembb #dukebluedevils #bluedevils #goduke Our good friend Robert Brickey stopped by the podcast to recap Year Two of the Scheyer Era. In addition to the Elite Eight run, we discuss the changing landscape of college athletics, what Duke did during the portal this offseason and what to expect from the Blue Devils next season. We also cover how well Coach Scheyer managed injuries and a roster that was missing a few key pieces. Our conclusion? Duke fans should be excited about the program under Coach Scheyer. If that weren’t enough, you get to hear me talk about my son’s high school lacrosse team! They came up just short in the state championship game and while we all would’ve loved to see the guys win, this was a great season all the way around. So, great season, son! This is yet another fun talk with a Blue Devil legend. I know you’ll enjoy it. Please call the pod (540-632-0160), leave a message and you’ll get in an episode. Let me know what you think about what we think in the comments, on Mastodon, on Reddit, on Post, on Instagram, Spoutible, Bluesky or on Twitter. As always, Go Duke! — Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bullcitycoordinators/support

  • 5.10 – Conor O’Neill Previews Duke and Wake Forest
    by Bull City Coordinators on May 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    #duke #dukebluedevils #dukefootball #wakeforest #wake #demondeacons #accfootball #theacc NOTE – The day after we recorded this, Mike Wright committed to Northwestern. Two days afterwards, Sion James committed to Duke. Just ignore those parts of the podcast. Be super attentive to everything else, though. Our old friend Conor O’Neill stopped by to give us his thoughts on Wake Forest and Duke as the programs head into 2024. Conor covers both programs for Rivals. He’s got a good thing going over at Devils Illustrated – sign up, folks! Before talking football, we took a few minutes to discuss the legacy of one of the greatest recording engineers (also known as a record producer) in music history, Steve Albini, who, sadly, passed away recently. He was a member of influential industrial rock bands like Big Black and Shellac. Albini’s career as prominent independent musician gave him an opportunity to start recording for other bands and he made the most of it. During his legendary career, Albini worked with a wide variety of bands including the Pixies, Nirvana, The Breeders, The Jesus Lizard, PJ Harvey and Man or Astro-man?. The story behind the initial recording of Nirvana’s In Utero is worth the time to read about. I enjoyed Albini’s sound as a young kid living in a fairly boring town. RIP, man. RIP. After discussing what the Deacs can expect, we spend some time talking the Duke QB battle and how we shouldn’t overlook what Grayson Loftis might be able to do if he gets a shot. While we’re both high on Maalik Murphy, it’s hard not to think that Loftis might be able to make a name for himself in Durham. Oh, and Murphy has a canon for an arm and will showcase it as the Blue Devils will run a variation of the Air Raid. All right, all right, all right! Conor and I also discuss the portal, NIL and how the NCAA needs to let schools employ athletes. And we get into a little basketball, too! This is another good talk with a guy who is close to the program. I know you’ll enjoy it. Please call the pod (540-632-0160), leave a message and you’ll get in an episode. Let me know what you think about what we think in the comments, on Mastodon, on Reddit, on Post, on Instagram, Spoutible, Bluesky or on Twitter. As always, Go Duke! — Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bullcitycoordinators/support

  • 5.9 – Matthew Reviews 2023 and Previews 2024
    by Bull City Coordinators on May 7, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    #theacc #accfootball Our old friend Matthew from All Sports Discussion stopped by to recap the 2023 ACC football season and give his thoughts on the upcoming season. During our 50 plus minute talk, we cover the disappointments of 2023 (beyond The Snub, we mention UNC and Miami), the bright side of last season (looking at you, Virginia Tech) and what to expect from our beloved conference this year. While the Hoos could be looking at hiring a new coach if things don’t go well in Charlottesville, the Hokies look primed to be this year’s Louisville as a result of winning the schedule lottery. All things considered, this could be a fun year for The ACC (while it still exists). Oh, and we talk Conference Restructuring for a little bit because of course we did. Also, my audio was a little off. I got a new set of headphones and apparently didn’t select the input properly. It happens. Please call the pod (540-632-0160), leave a message and you’ll get in an episode. Let me know what you think about what we think in the comments, on Mastodon, on Reddit, on Post, on Instagram, Spoutible, Bluesky or on Twitter. As always, Go Duke! — Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bullcitycoordinators/support

  • 5.8 – Luke DeCock on The ACC
    by Bull City Coordinators on February 29, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    News & Observer columnist Luke DeCock stopped by the pod to talk about the problems facing The ACC. Looking at you, former Big East teams and FSU. We also discuss the “legally interesting” (which is a kind way of saying “dubious”) lawsuit filed by FSU against The ACC. Having read FSU’s most recent Complaint, I don’t think very highly of it. I had initially planned on doing a more detailed discussion of it, but that would be a waste of time. Which is pretty much what that lawsuit looks like to me. But I’ve been wrong before and I’ll be wrong again. Luke also discussed the future of The ACC and how we got into this mess. This involves a hopefully interesting discussion about the pros and cons of Notre Dame’s involvement with the conference. We also both comment on how we don’t see an exit strategy for FSU. If another conference wanted the Noles, the TV overlords would’ve moved the school by now. Also, and this should be obvious, the TV partners running college football want a strong Grant of Rights. They don’t want GoRs to be found unenforceable. The TV deals just won’t work if member schools can invalidate them. Just sayin’! Please call the pod (540-632-0160), leave a message and you’ll get in an episode. Let me know what you think about what we think in the comments, on Mastodon, on Reddit, on Post, on Instagram, Spoutible, Bluesky or on Twitter. As always, Go Duke! — Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bullcitycoordinators/support

  • 5.7 – Christina Salowey, Ph. D., talks Ancient Greece
    by Bull City Coordinators on February 19, 2024 at 12:52 am

    #ancientgreece #greekmythology #greekgods #athena #classicalantiquity We hope you’re ready for another installment of The Classical Antiquity Podcast! This time we’re hoping in The Wayback Machine to visit Ancient Greece. Our guest is Christina Salowey, Ph. D., who teaches at Hollins University here in the Roanoke area. We discuss Dr. Salowey’s area of research which includes, primarily, the intersection of environmental history and mythology. Folks, this is fascinating stuff. Also, in order to avoid my daughter getting angry at me, we have a long discussion on Athena and her role in Greek mythology and culture as well as her influence on Star Wars. We also relive the wonderful memories that the sinkhole in our old neighbor’s yard created for us. Good times! If you’re interested in Greek Antiquity, here is a good place to start – https://www.theoi.com/. If you’d like some books on the topic, Dr. Salowey suggested reading Stephen Frey’s books. Please call the pod (540-632-0160), leave a message and you’ll get in an episode. Let me know what you think about what we think in the comments, on Mastodon, on Reddit, on Post, on Instagram, Spoutible, Bluesky or on Twitter. As always, Go Duke! — Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bullcitycoordinators/support