For more than three decades, ESPN's College GameDay has been the premier appetizer to the action of a fall Saturday. Many who intended to whet their appetite for the day's college football action tune in religiously for the signs, Old Crimson flying, a Tom Rinaldi tearjerker (until recently), and the Lee Corso headgear pick. A number of programs have come on the scene, many of which incorporate signature elements into their own format.
This season, a few new Saturday offerings have come on the scene that have me jumping formats. While GameDay gets underway at 9am, an hour later Culture State Saturday begins. The Culture State Podcast is a weekly podcast that discusses sports and culture in the state of North Carolina, and hosts Dennis Cox and Chris Lea keep the party going on Saturday mornings on 99.9 The Fan out of Raleigh. The show covers both North Carolina football and the national scene, and while I'm not in the listening area, it's a listen worth catching via the online live broadcast.
And hour later at 11, the Solid Verbal podcast has begun Solid Saturday. Solid Verbal has been my go-to college football podcast for more than a decade, and recently, they've begun expanding their options, with Solid Saturday's live broadcast via YouTube being among the additions. With Both Culture State Saturday and Solid Saturday joining the lineup, there's plenty for me to turn on, across multiple formats, on a Saturday morning.