Back for his third season of predicting the losers in major college football, Stanley Reese entertains fans all over the country with his own style on pigskin prognostication.
“We started the program because every network had a sports genius predicting the winners,” Reese said from his Huntsville, Alabama home. “We wanted to be different and pick the losers. So far, it’s been a winning game plan for us.”
Stanley’s Stinkers can be heard on more than two dozen radio stations across eleven states from Florida to Maine and west of the Mississippi. The newspaper version can also be found in a handful of papers, mostly in the Southeast. The website, www.StanleysStinkers.com, also features an expanded podcast and blog where football fans can leave their opinions and views.
“It always amazes me when we get comments or emails from football fans in areas where you just don’t expect to find them,” Reese continued. “We have tens of thousands of people who hear the show every week but there is always that one fan stuck in ‘Ten Buck Two’ who doesn’t get enough of the sport.”
Each week, Stanley’s Stinkers chooses the biggest games on the college schedule and breaks them down in the veteran broadcaster’
“Eighty percent is not bad considering the fact that some people on TV get the big bucks to pick the winners and they can’t even get fifty percent,” Reese points out. “I think someone needs to make a sign and point that out to the TV guys on gameday.”
Reese points out that his success with Stanley’s Stinkers can be attributed to a couple of factors.
“College football is the third biggest spectator sport in the country running real close to major league baseball,” he explains. “The NFL is tops but college football has a ton of fans.”
“People also want to have fun. I think that is the number one reason why we get such good reviews.”
By changing the mascots of teams like the Buckeyes to the Lucky Nuts, the Gators to Swamp Lizards or even the Commodores to the Anchor Clankers, Reese is able to interject some smiles with his predictions.
“It is just a game, after all,” the jovial host adds.
A list of the radio stations and newspapers that carry Stanley’s Stinkers can be found on the website, www.StanleysStinkers.com.
Among the teams picked to lose this week are LSU, West Virginia, SMU, Navy, Rice, Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Georgia and Penn State. In all, forty losers are featured on the podcast. Your team might even be one of them.
Stanley’s Stinkers is intended for entertainment only.