Updates

So yeah, I should probably update this more often. I might actually change the theme, or maybe just leave it alone. It’s been well over a month since I said anything here, but since there are probably all of 2 people that ever click on this blog (only when it auto-tweets these posts), I’m sure you don’t need any catching up. But just in case you do…

I’m now an actual “Producer” of a show here in Birmingham. From 2-6 pm CST (3-7 EST) you can tune in to 97.3 FM in Birmingham, AL or on the web at our website and click on the “Listen Live” button. The show is the Baribeau and Scarbo show. It stars Rachel Baribeau, a reporter for Fox Sports and Scout.com, and Kevin Scarbinsky of the Birmingham News. It’s a great, dynamic duo that is a fresh change to typical sports talk radio in Alabama. I think the show will take off, and has already had a great first couple of weeks with interviews such as Marcell Dareus, Jarrett Payton, Chris Weinke, Kurt Warner, and more. You can view the entire interview archive on-demand here.

In the meantime, I just continue to do a few things here and a few things there. I’m still working on my ultimate goal of becoming a writer, but to get a job in the field I studied right out of college is an opportunity I just can’t pass up. I still have the dream to move on to a big market like Chicago or New York to work as a sports writer, but this is great experience here, and I’m building quite the rolodex. I’m still keeping my options open, but it’s nice to have something here I can really focus on and work with to help make it the best it can be.

On another note, it’s funny how the last post I had was about how Alabama can get a rematch with LSU – and it actually happened. At that point, there were a ton of things that needed to happen, and it all happened perfectly. I posted it on October 24, when there were still a lot of unbeatens.

Step 1: The first game has to be close.

Check, 9-6 in OT.

Step 2: Oklahoma State can’t survive their impending schedule.

Check, they lost to 6-6 Iowa State.

Step 2a: Kansas State can’t beat Oklahoma State, and then run the table.

Check, Kansas State lost to OSU anyway.

Step 3: Clemson needs to lose to South Carolina November 26.

Check++, as they also lost to NC State and Georgia Tech.

Step 4: Stanford needs to lose to Oregon on November 12.

Check.

Step 5: People need to continue to hate Boise State.

This probably would have happened anyway, but they decided to lose to TCU, so…check.

Step 6: The voters have to want a rematch.

Check, but barely.

It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t how I had imagined, but it happened. I said LSU would have to be the loser since they could have the better resume with their win over Oregon, but regardless…it happened. OSU made a good push towards the end, but the voters had a choice between LSU/Oklahoma State, and LSU/Alabama for the title game, and they chose the Crimson Tide.

Now to plan my trip to New Orleans….

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Jon Lunceford is a sports media broadcaster and digital professional. Jon is a graduate of the University of Alabama school of journalism, and played football at Birmingham-Southern College. He has also won two AHSAA Football State Championships while at Homewood High School and was a two-time World Cyber Games Team USA representative. He currently hosts Primetime on WJOX 94.5 and runs the high school athletics site JoxPreps.