Pac-12 Apostles Podcast: Utah Claims the South, Breaking Down the Last Week of Conference Play

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On this episode of the Pac-12 Apostles, George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden lead off with Utah taking Oregon out of the college football playoff discussion, and then recap the rest of the week 12 action in the Pac-12, including Dorian Thompson Robinson’s electric performance against USC, and Washington’s head-scratching loss to Colorado in which they outgained the Buffaloes 2:1. The guys discuss the report that Arizona State is keeping Herm Edwards as their head coach, and talk about whether Chip Kelly has done enough to earn favor in the eyes of UCLA fans. Finally, a preview of the last week of conference play, with predictions. 

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Who are the Pac-12 Apostles?

The Pac-12 Apostles is a podcast for fans who love the Pac-12 conference. George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden are committed to the honest and fair conversation about the conference. Join us by becoming a Pac-12 Apostle. Subscribe and share the podcast.

Please leave a rating and review of our podcast on iTunes! We record a podcast once a week with emergency episodes when necessary. Our podcasts are always heavy on Pac-12 football. But we make it a point to also try and cover the other notable Men’s and Women’s Pac-12 sports. We cover recruiting and any other major storyline in the Pac-12 universe.

George Wrighster is a former Pac-12 and long-time NFL tight end. As a television/radio host, opinionist, and analyst, who is UNAFRAID to speak the truth. Contrary to industry norms he uses, facts, stats, and common sense to win an argument. He has covered college football, basketball, NFL, NBA, MLB since 2014. Through years of playing college football, covering bowl games, coaching changes, and scandals, he has a great pulse for the conference and national perspective.

Ralph Amsden is a sportswriter and podcaster. He is the publisher of Rivals’ ArizonaVarsity.com, and was previously the managing editor of the Arizona State University Rivals affiliate, DevilsDigest.com. Wyoming born, Arizona raised, and now based in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and four kids, Amsden made his mark in Arizona sports media through investigative reporting, and being one of the first people to leverage social media and the podcast medium to grow his platform. In addition to his podcasts, he is the Content Director for UnafraidShow.com. Ralph might be sub-.500 in spousal disputes and schoolyard fights, but whether the topic is food, movies, music, parenting, politics, sports, television, religion, or zoological factoids, he’s always UNAFRAID to square up.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 11/26/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $820

Overall record: 30-34-1 (3-2 last week, +$75)

This week’s picks:

Oregon State at Oregon (-7) (risking $75)

BYU (+7) at USC (risking $75)

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (-4.5) (risking $75)

Penn State at Michigan State (+1.5) (risking $75)

Notre Dame (-20.5) at Stanford (risking $75)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1415

Overall record: 33-31-1 (3-2 last week, +$100)

This week’s picks:

BYU (-7) at USC (risking $100)

Ohio State at Michigan (+8.5) (risking $50)

Florida State (+3) at Florida (risking $50)

Arizona at Arizona State OVER 52.5 (risking $100)

Pittsburgh at Syracuse OVER 59 (risking $50)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 11/19/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $745

Overall record: 27-32-1 (3-1-1 last week, +$150)

This week’s picks:

USC vs UCLA (-3) (risking $75)

Utah vs Oregon (+3) (risking $75)

Ohio State vs Michigan State (+19.5) (risking $75)

Kansas State vs Baylor (+2.5) (risking $75)

Wisconsin vs Nebraska (+10) (risking $75)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1315

Overall record: 30-29-1 (2-3 last week, -$50)

This week’s picks:

Utah State (-5.5) vs Wyoming (risking $100)

Wake Forest at Clemson OVER 56.5 (risking $100)

Washington at Colorado OVER 43.5 (risking $100)

USC vs UCLA (-3) (risking $100)

Stanford vs Cal (-2.5) (risking $100)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

11/17/21 Wrighster or Wrong: College Football Playoffs, Staples Center Rebrand, Top 10 Female Singers, Rittenhouse Trial

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On this episode of WRIGHSTER OR WRONG, George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden get into the latest College Football Playoff Rankings, and ask why the committee continues to rank Michigan State above Michigan. The Staples Center is no more, what do the guys think of Cryptocurrency exchange platform being the Lakers primary sponsor? Barstool Sports tweeted out a satirical list of the Top 10 Female Singers of all time, and the internet went crazy, so George and Ralph revealed their actual Top 10. Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial has gone to the jury, and the guys discuss why America is so invested in the outcome. Finally, Laura Ingraham’s “Who’s on First” moment, and the rest of the Best of Social Media.  

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Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

Pac-12 Apostles Podcast feat. Jon Wilner: Jimmy Lake Fired, Player of the Year Discussion, Week 11 Recap, Week 12 Preview

On this episode of the Pac-12 Apostles, Jon Wilner joins George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden to talk about a wild week in Pac-12 football that saw Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake fired, and the Cal/USC game rescheduled to December 4th. The Apostles work through last week’s games, and the various Pac-12 storylines, before debating who’s in the running for Coach and Player of the Year Honors. Finally, Wrighster, Amsden and Wilner give their picks for the upcoming week of games, including matchups between division-leading Utah and Oregon, and current runner ups Oregon State and Arizona State.

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Who are the Pac-12 Apostles?

The Pac-12 Apostles is a podcast for fans who love the Pac-12 conference. George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden are committed to the honest and fair conversation about the conference. Join us by becoming a Pac-12 Apostle. Subscribe and share the podcast.

Please leave a rating and review of our podcast on iTunes! We record a podcast once a week with emergency episodes when necessary. Our podcasts are always heavy on Pac-12 football. But we make it a point to also try and cover the other notable Men’s and Women’s Pac-12 sports. We cover recruiting and any other major storyline in the Pac-12 universe.

George Wrighster is a former Pac-12 and long-time NFL tight end. As a television/radio host, opinionist, and analyst, who is UNAFRAID to speak the truth. Contrary to industry norms he uses, facts, stats, and common sense to win an argument. He has covered college football, basketball, NFL, NBA, MLB since 2014. Through years of playing college football, covering bowl games, coaching changes, and scandals, he has a great pulse for the conference and national perspective.

Ralph Amsden is a sportswriter and podcaster. He is the publisher of Rivals’ ArizonaVarsity.com, and was previously the managing editor of the Arizona State University Rivals affiliate, DevilsDigest.com. Wyoming born, Arizona raised, and now based in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and four kids, Amsden made his mark in Arizona sports media through investigative reporting, and being one of the first people to leverage social media and the podcast medium to grow his platform. In addition to his podcasts, he is the Content Director for UnafraidShow.com. Ralph might be sub-.500 in spousal disputes and schoolyard fights, but whether the topic is food, movies, music, parenting, politics, sports, television, religion, or zoological factoids, he’s always UNAFRAID to square up.

11/15/21 Wrighster or Wrong: NFL’s Best Teams All Have Bad Losses, CFB Coaching Carousel, Warriors Back on Top, Reign of Adele

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On this episode of WRIGHSTER OR WRONG, George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden talk about why some of the best teams in the NFL are losing to some of the worst teams in the NFL, and rank which bad losses they think should cause fan bases the biggest concern. The college football coaching carousel rages on with the resignation of Butch Davis and firing of Jimmy Lake- George and Ralph get into which coaches might be the best fit for open jobs. The Golden State Warriors are back, and they’re not even full strength yet. Is there anyone in the NBA that can challenge them once they get Klay Thompson back? In the music world, Adele returns as the undisputed champ of the charts- what do the guys think of her dominance over the industry? Finally, in best of social media, Jim Harbaugh’s pants catch fire, Fergie’s national anthem becomes a literary treasure, and Steph Curry does something no one should ever do.  

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Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 11/12/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $595

Overall record: 24-31 (2-3 last week, -$75)

This week’s picks:

Arizona State at Washington UNDER 45.5 (risking $75)

Mississippi State at Auburn OVER 50 (risking $75)

Purdue at Ohio State OVER 62.5 (risking $75)

Washington State at Oregon (-14) (risking $75)

Oklahoma at Baylor (+5.5) (risking $75)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1365

Overall record: 28-26-1 (3-2 last week, +$25)

This week’s picks:

Notre Dame (-5) at Virginia (risking $100)

Notre Dame at Virginia OVER 64.5 (risking $100)

Purdue (+20.5) at Ohio State (risking $50)

Arizona State (-6) at Washington (risking $50)

Iowa State at Texas Tech (+10.5) (risking $50)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

11/10/21 Wrighster or Wrong: CFB Playoff Rankings, Jokic Brothers vs Morris Twins, Will Robert Sarver Sell?

Wrighster or Wrong

On this episode of WRIGHSTER OR WRONG, George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden dissect the latest College Football Playoff rankings and debate whether the committee is on the right track. The country is experiencing inflation all over the place, George and Ralph take a look at the numbers and discuss the effects of the rising cost of living. Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris have kicked off another drama-filled NBA feud, and the guys take sides. Plus a discussion on the NBA’s new officiating trends, and a breakdown of the accusations against Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver. 

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Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

Pac-12 Apostles Podcast: Jimmy Lake Suspended, ASU Responds to Criticism, Week 10 Recap, Week 11 Preview

On this episode of the Pac-12 Apostles Podcast, George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden discuss Jimmy Lake’s firing of John Donovan, and his subsequent suspension for hitting and shoving one of his own players during the Huskies loss to Oregon. The guys recap last week’s games, talk about the controversial firing of Arizona State’s Jordan Simone from the gameday radio broadcast crew, and preview the upcoming slate of games that could see as many as three new teams become bowl eligible.

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Who are the Pac-12 Apostles?

The Pac-12 Apostles is a podcast for fans who love the Pac-12 conference. George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden are committed to the honest and fair conversation about the conference. Join us by becoming a Pac-12 Apostle. Subscribe and share the podcast.

Please leave a rating and review of our podcast on iTunes! We record a podcast once a week with emergency episodes when necessary. Our podcasts are always heavy on Pac-12 football. But we make it a point to also try and cover the other notable Men’s and Women’s Pac-12 sports. We cover recruiting and any other major storyline in the Pac-12 universe.

George Wrighster is a former Pac-12 and long-time NFL tight end. As a television/radio host, opinionist, and analyst, who is UNAFRAID to speak the truth. Contrary to industry norms he uses, facts, stats, and common sense to win an argument. He has covered college football, basketball, NFL, NBA, MLB since 2014. Through years of playing college football, covering bowl games, coaching changes, and scandals, he has a great pulse for the conference and national perspective.

Ralph Amsden is a sportswriter and podcaster. He is the publisher of Rivals’ ArizonaVarsity.com, and was previously the managing editor of the Arizona State University Rivals affiliate, DevilsDigest.com. Wyoming born, Arizona raised, and now based in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and four kids, Amsden made his mark in Arizona sports media through investigative reporting, and being one of the first people to leverage social media and the podcast medium to grow his platform. In addition to his podcasts, he is the Content Director for UnafraidShow.com. Ralph might be sub-.500 in spousal disputes and schoolyard fights, but whether the topic is food, movies, music, parenting, politics, sports, television, religion, or zoological factoids, he’s always UNAFRAID to square up.

Pac-12 Apostles Podcast: WILNER RETURNS, Week 9 Review, Week 10 Preview

Pac-12 Football Review: Senior Bowl, Clay Millen Offers, Todd Orlando

On this episode of the Pac-12 Apostles Podcast, George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden are again joined *FOR A FULL SHOW* by Syndicated Pac-12 Hotline Columnist Jon Wilner! George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden join Wilner in discussing Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake’s comments about Oregon not being a recruiting rival because they’re not on the same level academically, Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards saying “it’s the players” in response to who needs to be held accountable for the Sun Devils erratic playm, and the LA Times calling for the firing of UCLA Head Coach Chip Kelly. Wrighster, Amsden and Wilner recap last week’s results, and look ahead to this week’s games, which could see as many as three additional teams becoming bowl eligible.

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Who are the Pac-12 Apostles?

The Pac-12 Apostles is a podcast for fans who love the Pac-12 conference. George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden are committed to the honest and fair conversation about the conference. Join us by becoming a Pac-12 Apostle. Subscribe and share the podcast.

Please leave a rating and review of our podcast on iTunes! We record a podcast once a week with emergency episodes when necessary. Our podcasts are always heavy on Pac-12 football. But we make it a point to also try and cover the other notable Men’s and Women’s Pac-12 sports. We cover recruiting and any other major storyline in the Pac-12 universe.

George Wrighster is a former Pac-12 and long-time NFL tight end. As a television/radio host, opinionist, and analyst, who is UNAFRAID to speak the truth. Contrary to industry norms he uses, facts, stats, and common sense to win an argument. He has covered college football, basketball, NFL, NBA, MLB since 2014. Through years of playing college football, covering bowl games, coaching changes, and scandals, he has a great pulse for the conference and national perspective.

Ralph Amsden is a sportswriter and podcaster. He is the publisher of Rivals’ ArizonaVarsity.com, and was previously the managing editor of the Arizona State University Rivals affiliate, DevilsDigest.com. Wyoming born, Arizona raised, and now based in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and four kids, Amsden made his mark in Arizona sports media through investigative reporting, and being one of the first people to leverage social media and the podcast medium to grow his platform. In addition to his podcasts, he is the Content Director for UnafraidShow.com. Ralph might be sub-.500 in spousal disputes and schoolyard fights, but whether the topic is food, movies, music, parenting, politics, sports, television, religion, or zoological factoids, he’s always UNAFRAID to square up.