Bowl Season Voicemails, Part I: The Stockstills Ruined Barb From Accounting’s Party


Joe Camporeale, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Utah State players celebrating a touchdown.

  • The first weekend of bowl season featured covers by Utah State vs. North Texas, Appalachian State vs. Middle Tennessee and Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern.
  • As they do every week, bettors called into the Action Network Colleges Hotline to complain about losing bets and bad beats.

Referenced in these parts as “the most wonderful time of the year,” the awe-inspiring pageantry of bowl season is finally upon us. And with a few bad beats to kick things off, the Action Network Colleges Podcast Hotline was ringing off the hook this weekend.

This gambling life line is always open 24/7, and Saturday night we received rants about a North Texas no-show, a heartbreaking Georgia Southern line and enough bourbon-fueled profanity to make a NASCAR infield blush. Listeners also raged about how a heartwarming family narrative-turned-fiasco for MTSU may have ruined Christmas for a woman named Barb.

Here’s a sample of some of this week’s best voicemails. To listen to all the best messages that flooded our inbox, download the latest episode of The Action Network Colleges Podcast now.

And remember, if you’re feeling a strong emotion about college sports, give us a call any time at (575) 655-0664. Do it for Barb.

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