- 00:00 Intro
- 00:48 Cock Shots (Drew Barker, UNC game in 2015, UGa brawl)
- 23:25 Jason Kirk on Jadeveon Clowney, the SEC, and coaches on Twitter
- 53:09 This week at Garnet & Black Attack
01:28 Cock Shots (Chesnobyl)
17:17 Wes Mitchell of TheBigSpur.com on Kalan Ritchie, Drew Barker, Nick Chubb, and Bentley Spain
47:23 This week at Garnet And Black Attack
49:43 Half Cocked, Fully Cultured
Matt Carli of MeatLockerSports.com joins us to break down the Gamecocks who were taken in the 2013 NFL Draft and how they will contribute their teams in the coming years. Connor and George also discuss 2014 mock drafts, way too early top 25s for 2013, the betting line for the 2013 season opener against North Carolina, and whether or not the SEC should move to a 9-game conference schedule.
We're not in Appalachia anymore, as Michael Fuller, staff writer on the new Sundance channel series "Rectify", joins us to talk about what it's like to write for a critically acclaimed and (hopefully) widely watched cable drama, our mutual distaste for hacky Jadeveon Clowney blog posts, and his expectations for the 2013 football season. Connor and guest co-host Brandi Mills also discuss the NFL Draft, the College Football Playoff, Joker Phillips' phenomenal Instagram account, and what restaurant Steve Spurrier would be.
Connor and George review the Garnet & Black spring game, and 247Sports National Recruiting Director J.C. Shurburtt hops on to break down the commitment of Bryson Allen-Williams and explain what he'll bring to the South Carolina football team beginning in 2014.
Brandi Mills and I talked about the South Carolina Garnet & Black spring game, her recent appearance on Carolina Calls, the kerfuffle between a few of the graduating seniors and Steve Spurrier, things of which there are plethoras and things that are ubiquitous, and - of course - the latest analysis of the Gamecock football players' social media activity. Also, Brandi attempted to educate me on a number of topics, including the definition of "ratchet" and the difference between corn rows and dreadlocks.
Former South Carolina wide receiver Tim "Pops" Frisby joins Connor and George to talk about what the members of the 2013 receiving corps need to do to take a step forward, why he turned down a scholarship offer from Lou Hotlz, what Steve Spurrier did to change the mentality of the football program, and whether or not the Head Ball Coach's predecessor really did lose control of the locker room. Connor and George also exhaust all possible puns related to Da'Shawn Hand, look back at the baseball team's sweep of the Tennessee Volunteers, and discuss the controversy surrounding D.J. Swearinger and Justice Cunningham's temporary exile from the weight room and the latter's subequent flurry of activity on Twitter.
onnor and George talk to Gamecock legend Marcus Lattimore about his recovery from his October knee injury, his career at South Carolina, and Steve Spurrier coaching with his shirt off. The guys also talk about the Gamecock baseball team's sweep of Texas A&M, the retention of Dawn Staley, and the Head Ball Coach's bold performance at South Carolina's pro timing day.
Wes Mitchell of The Big Spur joins Connor and George to talk about spring football practice and 2014 football recruiting. The guys unveil a pair of new segments called Five Hot Takes On Half Cocked and Half Cocked, Fully Cultured.
Check out the debut of Half Cocked, Fully Hanging out, a still-evolving video feature in which I spend some time chatting about the sillier side of Gamecock football with frequent guest on the Half Cocked Show podcast Brandi Mills of The Big Spur and #TeamGarcia.
In this bonus episode of Half Cocked, Connor interviewed Landon Howell, director of strategy and content for a new sports social media app called Fancred. Landon explained what Fancred is all about and described the ways you can use to improve your experience as a producer and/or consumer of online sports content. Connor and Landon also talked about adjusting to cultures not as obsessed with college football after moving away from the South, why college sports elicit a more emotional connection from us than professional sports, and the strange history of interbreeding between the coaching staffs of South Carolina and Southern Miss (Landon's alma mater).
For this episode of the podcast, George and Connor were joined by Brandi Mills (The Big Spur, #TeamGarcia) and Gman (The Rubber Chickens Blog) for part one of two in their series on Gamecock sports and social media. The guys break down a Harlem Shake video featuring a nearly nude Devin Taylor before being joined by the always entertaining Brandi Mills, with whom they discussed her new role at The Big Spur, the newly released "Hard Hitta" rap song featuring Melvin Ingram and D.J. Swearinger, Shon Carson's Instagram account, and the time Brandi asked Steve Spurrier about his appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. Then Connor and George are joined by Gman of The Rubber Chickens, who talks about what it was like interviewing Phil Kornblut and Carey Rich for TRC Unleashed, what he's looking forward to learning about the Gamecock football team during spring practice, and where you can pick up the latest Rubber Chickens duds. All that and more on this week's episode of Half Cocked.
Kyle Bishop, author of the amazing Gamecock basketball blog Chicken Hoops, joins us to talk look back at the nearly completed 2012-13 season and gives us a glimpse into what we might reasonably expect next year. We also discuss which of our name-based rivalries (Southern Cal and North Carolina) we find most irritating and break some potentially exciting news about a DJ Swearinger rap song.
The Big Spur's John Whittle joins us to break down last weekend's Reedy River Rivalry series between South Carolina and helps us get a sense of what to expect from the 2013 Gamecocks as we get deeper into the college baseball season. Connor and George also talk about the newly released pre-spring football depth chart, who we'll be rooting for when Georgia and Clemson play at the beginning of the football season, and whether it's appropriate or grossly inappropriate to put an apostrophe before "Cocks".
Connor and George rejoice in Shawn Elliott's decision to remain in Columbia for at least another year, run through the Gamecocks who will be participating in the NFL Combine, discuss the Jadeveon Clowney debate for the first and last time on the podcast, provide cutting edge analysis of the latest Twitter activity from Chad Kelly and Stephen Garcia, break down the walk-up music for the 2013 Yardcocks, acknowledge the existence of the sport of basketball, and gleefully anticipate the beginning of the football team's spring practice.
Chris Clark from GamecockCentral.com joins us to analyze South Carolina's incoming crop of football players and let us know what we can expect from each of the 21 letter of intent signees this fall, Connor and George analyze the quality of the names (both given and sur-) in this year's signing class, and Donnie Stanhope calls in to The Cock Box (312-789-5647 for The Cock Box) to remind Connor that each passing second brings him closer to death.
Wes Mitchell from The Big Spur joins us to preview National Signing Day. Stephen Garcia's Twitter account has a breakout performance, and Connor and George attempt to guess the names of Georgia's basketball players. (It's really quite fascinating.)
Connor and George shoot the breeze about the Deke Adams hiring, Steve Spurrier making it rain during halftime of the men's basketball game, Na'Ty Rodgers committing to the 2013 recruiting class, and the merits and (overwhelmingly) demerits of tweeting at recruits. Kyle Bishop of Chicken Hoops stops by to give us some serious education on this year's South Carolina basketball team and helps us look ahead to the the future of the Frank Martin era and the promise that it holds.
Defensive line coach Brad Lawing leaves South Carolina to coach the same position at the University of Florida. Because why? Brandi of #TeamGarcia has some ideas about that, and she also joins us for a spirited round of Chad Kelly Tweet or Kanye West Tweet. Ace Sanders experiences going pro for the first time... again. Joe Blue becomes the first commitment of the 2014 football class, and Connor and George take a perfunctory stab at discussing Gamecock basketball.
George Stevens joins Connor for the second consecutive week to welcome Ace Sanders back for the 2013 season and take one last look at 2012 and where it stands in the annals of Gamecock football history. A Melvin Ingram impression is attempted.