Inside The Locker: BCS Championship Commentary

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Football is a game of halves, but to win you have to take your opponent to the fourth quarter and give 110%. Before we, the Inside the Locker crew, sat down to record a live commentary for the BCS National Championship game, I thought these were merely overly-cliched platitudes. As it turns out, they were the subtle harbingers of our undoing.

We were live and kicking in the first half.  J.C., Elliott, Adam, and I were joined again by their friend and sports nerd extraordinaire Andrew Crawford for plenty of jokes and non-sequitur hijinks. We were answering questions and, like Auburn, we were rolling.

Auburn FSU

But then, fortunes shifted. The router at The Red Keep, a device that had never previously been the subject of a single controversy, decided to stop giving even 1%. We therefore couldn’t take our live game into the fourth quarter as Florida State definitively and spectacularly did with Auburn.

However, we still recorded our thoughts, jokes, and geeky conversations and have compiled the whole commentary here for your listening pleasure. It sucks that we couldn’t broadcast live what turned out to be one of the best college football national championships in history, but we hope our half-live version entertains you.


And never mock the platitudes.

The Catch


Brian Salisbury

Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot,, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.