Based on his photos, and his appearances on ESPN with Scott Van Pelt, it appears that Spencer Hall is a bear who has cleaned up just enough to pass for a man. Somewhere under all that fur — or, hair — is America’s sharpest mind on the subject of college football.
It’s the sport we care about the most in the South, the source of glory and hate and dominance — teams from the South have won 17 of the last 20 national championships. But Spencer and I aren’t talking about who’s going to win the Heisman this year. Things get a little weirder than that.
Spencer writes about college football for the website SB Nation. We cover a lot of ground here, including a key question: Should we be watching college football in the first place? Here’s our conversation.
- Spencer in full sartorial glory, talking on ESPN with Scott Van Pelt
- His season openers, one of the best things about every college football season: The Big Country/Run (2014); Broke (2015); Buffalo (2016); When the Levee Breaks (2017)
- FSU's fourth-quarter fanfare, which Spencer references during the episode
- Sony Michel scoring the game-winning TD for Georgia in the Rose Bowl, which I believe was the final college football game played last season
Other music in this episode:
- Lee Rosevere, "Past Catching Up"
Where to Listen:
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