Seattle Gold Show. I was joking about checking out at 2 p.m. so I could just watch the Duke game. But it was kind of a half joke maybe? No. Oh.
It was a full joke until I had to listen to that. Did you just suggest Mayo Nog? Okay, so that was- Do not tell me this is a thing. That was- Get it out of here.
Yeah, no, it sounds really bad. Get it out of here. That was one of my halftime entertainment articles. Mayo Nog? Was that they made that. That's a legit thing.
Absolutely not. Yep. And I must say, Egg Nog, it's kind of an acquired taste I get from people who say that they don't like it. And even some people, you're like, oh, you gotta taste this certain brand. Like, you can get the one that clearly comes from like Wisconsin and gets shipped all over the world. Right. Then, you might get an Egg Nog that's made like at a local creamer here.
Oh, what about the one from Maple View? I'm making these up, so don't attach any actual brand names to these. But some people are like, oh, well, over at Fresh Market, they've got this one in a glass bottle that's actually good.
And I like some of those, right? But I can understand somebody would say, I just, I don't get it. I don't get the Egg Nog thing.
Yeah. You got to have homemade Egg Nog from someone who knows how to make it. Okay, see, I've never had Egg Nog before.
My mother-in-law. Oh. It's partly, you would recognize the Egg Nog that is the liquid part, kind of. You would recognize it from what you see in the store, still tastes worlds different. Oh. But you would recognize it. But then on top, there is this like froth with a kind of a thickness of whipped cream.
It has absolutely nothing to do, taste, smell, or look like mayo. So let's just remove that from the equation. Yeah. But when you, so you kind of got to dip deep in there, get some of the good liquid, get some of the froth, mix it all together.
Got the right consistency. Yeah, maybe a little bourbon to shatter for, you know. That doesn't hurt.
Yeah. But it's fine on its own, but it's good with it. But it is delicious. So like, anybody who says, again, I totally get opinions on Egg Nog. There's a lot of not great Egg Nog out there.
And even the not great stuff, I'm like, eh, the higher end of the not great stuff, I actually think it's okay. I can put a little bourbon in it. Sometimes you even heat up Egg Nog. It's kind of a weird flavor, but it's good. Oh, okay.
But there is nothing like actual, fresh, homemade Egg Nog that, and the only person I've seen do it in this way is my mother-in-law. Oh. So all of you listening just need to go over to her house next year on Christmas Eve, get you a glass.
She's gonna have a group of people. And of course, as I told you yesterday about the Christmas Vacation. Yes.
Ornament. So of course. With the moose head? She's got the moose head. Of course she can.
Glasses. I love it. Yes. Fresh, actual, homemade Egg Nog is a different thing altogether than any Egg Nog that you could ever buy in a store. Oh, and you know what? So this is a random note, since we're talking about random things like Egg Nog.
Daniel on Twitter, he didn't put two and two together, but he loves the bowling for soup bumps that I've been using. Okay. No one's put it together yet. It's all for bowl games? It's all for bowl week. Gotcha. There we go.
So I'm dabbling some. Bowling for bowl week. I know some of the bowling for soup songs, but not all of them. Was there a Stacey's mom? Yes, I played that yesterday.
I heard that yesterday. I would not have picked up that they were all bowling for soup songs though. Not all of them, but I try to dabble because I don't really know if they have enough to fill a whole week.
So yeah, I sprinkle it in. Alright, we're bowling for more wins in North Carolina. But there's also other sports going on. Let's give you some sound clips in the Wall of Sound.
The Wall of Sound is a function of this studio. There's no doubt about it. The biggest non-football thing that happened last night, by the way, Duke starting out on defense. It's an incomplete pass. Duke, no plays given up on defense.
It's second and ten for such a fun night. I'm not going to do the play-by-play. The big thing in sports last night was Luca. Luca going off. Luca's a great player for the NBA because not only does he score a lot of points and do all kinds of things, he does it with a flair. First, let's play you the, this wasn't the game winner, but they were down nine points with 30 seconds to go. Luca's pouring in buckets.
Again, he eventually gets to 60 points, but it's not like he was just throwing them in in garbage. They needed all these points. He scored six points in the last 30 seconds and has an assist, including an intentional miss free throw that he got back himself and alley-ooped in to the basket. Here's what it sounded like. Nothing shocks me about this game.
And a true rhythm. It's so loose, Luca got it back. He did it. He did it. An improbable comeback by Dallas to tie it with one second left. It's unbelievable. It is a miracle.
It was unreal. You get the missed free throw. Obviously, the person missing the free throw has kind of the best idea of where it's going to go. He knows how hard he's throwing it or if he's missed it left or right. But it's when it came back, got tipped, and then he was the one who grabbed it.
And then, without even landing, he throws it back in. But again, it's not just what he's doing on the court. Luca gives it to us in the post-game interviews as well.
He is always entertaining. Here's what he had to say. 60 points, 20 boards. Never happened, baby. How does it feel right now? I'm tired as hell. You can rest later.
You're young. I need a recovery beer. Oh, we can handle that. That's pretty good English. Not only do you know beer, I need a recovery beer. Right.
You're being playful with the language. I respect Luca. He's been around the guys for long enough. What if you'd be like, I need a good locker room shower beer. Slightly better than a yard work beer. What if he just started ranking his beers? The post 60 points, 20 board beer. That one's special. We had our list of beers yesterday.
He's got his occasional beers. The 60 point, 20 rebound beer is one that nobody's ever had since Shaq. I guess Shaq was the last 60 point, 20 boards. This is the first 60, 20, 11, or 10 game. 21 rebounds, 10 assists. First time anybody's ever hit that stat line and most points ever scored by a Dallas Mavericks game.
He was going off. We've been talking bowl games that don't really matter. We actually have the bowl games that do matter coming up later this week. We'll talk about those later in the week. Because right now we've got a lot of good North Carolina bowl games.
But I did find this interesting. The coaches are being interviewed. They're on site. They're doing all their interviews. Will Muschamp, sort of out of nowhere. Obviously Kirk Herbstreet is a big figure in college football. Will Muschamp took a shot at Herbie because the last time that Ohio State and Georgia played in a bowl game was like 1993 when both Herbstreet and Smart were players on those teams. Smart played for Georgia. Herbstreet played for Ohio State. Here's what Kirby Smart said about seeing Kirk Herbstreet play. We had a pre, not game, but I guess a luncheon. And Herbstreet got up and threw a pass across the room. I knew we had a shot to win. Make sure he knows I said that. Make sure he knows I said that. It's not really that funny because he obviously planned that line or whatever.
The only thing that was worse, I thought about bringing the audio to it. They asked Herbstreet about it. Everybody's like, oh, Herbstreet, Herbstreet. Kirby's talking smack. What are you saying? He's like, I don't remember it. I don't remember him or that.
Alright, well that's less fun. At least make somebody like, I don't remember it probably because he was third on the depth chart. And I was starting. He was like, give me something. Anything. Come on.
Try to drum up some interest. But I keep, not Kirby Smart, Will Muschamp. Why do I get those two confused?
I don't know. Bad, I guess good SEC coaches versus bad SEC coaches. Will Muschamp, the one that actually worked out. And then we obviously have the bowl games tonight, including Mack Brown. Bo Nix for Oregon will be playing in the bowl game. As Chip Patterson told us, Bo Nix versus Drake May is a battle of two of the best returning players in college football for next year. But there was a chance that Bo Nix might be out for this game when Mack Brown considered sabotaging him as they toured an aircraft carrier.
Here's Mack's words on it. You know, I was going to say yesterday we were on the ship and Dan and I and Bo were touring together. And Bo was going up the steps in front of me. And I started to grab his ankle. And I thought there were too many cameras. And I didn't want to hurt him bad.
It's just one game. You know, but I hung in there. God looked at me and said, no brother, you can't do that. So Mack Brown resisting the temptation. Like what was he going to do? Pull him off the ladder going up the ship?
I like how he said, you know, I don't want to hurt him bad. Just one game. Just one game. C.S.
Mack Brown, the jokester. Look, all of us here back in the state of North Carolina, we just want the holiday bowl to be played for once. OK, last year didn't get played. Actually, interestingly enough, there is much discussion about not just covid, but flu, other respiratory issues in the United States. It would not have surprised me if a bowl game had been lost due to illness.
Again, not necessarily covid, but anything with all the stuff floating around out there. We've been fortunate, knock on whatever this desk is made out of, that we haven't had any bowl games canceled. Last year was one of those. We thought we were past it.
And then it ended up the winner hit. We end up losing, you know, five or six bowl games because one of the teams is out. We've been fortunate that that has not been the case. And in fact, East Carolina was one of the teams last season affected by this.
They did not get covid, but their opponent did. So they earned a trip to a bowl game last year, but did not get to play in it. That made this year's bowl game all the more special.
Holden Ehlers, we talked about, he's sort of carried this team through the transition to Mike Houston. And the team's gotten better each year. But getting this bowl game feels like the fitting cap to not only this season, but his career. They didn't get to play in the bowl game this year, even though they earned the right to. Playing in a bowl game and winning it felt big.
And Mike Houston reflected on that after the game. Huge step tonight. Eighth win, just the most since 13-14. First bowl victory since 13. Tenth bowl victory in program history.
So a lot of big achievements tonight. And it's the perfect way for this senior class to go out. That is Coach Mike Houston. I had to chuckle. I almost brought the audio here, but you know, we air on 94-3 The Game. The Adam Gold Show does. But we keep a friendly relationship with the guys over at Pirate Radio. Just because my man, Clint Brock, is one of the funniest dudes.
He's been around the sports scene for a long time. And one of the things I love about ECU football, over on Pirate Radio, the postgame show, the show goes until the last caller calls. Oh.
So it'd be like doing storm watch after the games. Yeah. But just nonstop. And those ECU football fans, they just keep calling. Like that's the brand. If you call, we will stay here and take the calls.
We'll answer. Which, A, I don't know how you ever plan for when the show will end, but it also leads to some great calls. So there was a guy last night that calls in to Clint Brock and he's like, you know, my whole nail is moving on great. He's like, I can't wait. He said something about eating Italian food because Mason Garcia is the quarterback coming in. At which point, Clint was like, wait, did you think Garcia was an Italian name?
Like, where are we on this one? So there's just some magical moments that come out of the Pirate Radio never-ending postgame show. So I thought of, we talked about with Patrick Johnson from 94-3, the game yesterday, of how people love holding nailers, but also people want to see a Mason Garcia-led team. So with feeling like you got a quarterback, feeling like you have a coach who now has things in place and definitely has the program on the up and up, obviously big aspirations for ECU football next year. I'm not smart enough to know what the schedule looks like. These college football people would be like, it should be a good year for ECU. Oh, but they got these eight teams. They're all going to be ranked in the top 20.
I don't know that deep. I just know that Mike Houston is the coach they want and they're coming in with a quarterback that they know they want to be a starting quarterback. That's a good place to start your season. And coming off an eight-win season with a bowl win. Again, we said this earlier, but the only thing missing that would have made ECU's season perfect, again, I realize that there were other wins out there.
There was another game that they lost just because of the kicking game. But if they had beat State, then Mike Houston could say, look where we've taken this program. We are now knocking off the Power Five in-state teams. We are going to bowl games. We're winning bowl games.
That's where they want to be. The only next step really is to start competing for the American crown. And that's a pretty big step because even though it's not a Power Five team and Power Five conference, they have had teams that are up there in the top 25 and top 15.
So making that next step in depth. I mean, basically to compete for the American is going to mean ECU flirting for the top 25. But if you're winning eight wins in a season, they probably will not be preseason top 25. But they're a team that with a two or three win start, knock off somebody early in the season, and you might start getting the recognition. Hats off to Mike Houston for the turnaround job that he has done there.
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