"It just means more." - Lady from SEC Commercial

Twitter: @gray_robertson

Hometown: Mountain Brook, AL

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: Rece Davis

Favorite Athlete: Justin Thomas

Favorite Team: Alabama Crimson Tide (but SEC forever)

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: The Masters

Best tradition at your college: Tailgating on the Quad before the Game

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: Buffalo Phil's

Best class you’ve ever taken: Intro to Electronic Reporting

The Hangover, Week 9

Welcome to the first edition of The Hangover, where we recap the previous weekend in college football. College football is the best time of the year (and that’s not up for debate, so don’t even start), I want this weekly column to be the thing that gives you your fill on Sunday. I want The […]

Hey, the CFP Committee Got the First Rankings Right!

The first College Football Playoff rankings are out and, naturally, everybody is reacting and overreacting to the committee’s initial Top 25 rankings. After watching the Rankings Reveal Show on ESPN and then American Horror Story with a group of friends, I’ve finally had time to relish the first rankings. Here were my first reactions to the committee’s polls: The […]

The Hangover, Week 10

Ohio State, I just don’t get you. A week ago, I wrote that I was all in. I apologized to JT Barrett for doubting him, I recognized that the Buckeyes were a legitimate threat to Alabama, and I went ahead and declared Urban Meyer’s team one of the playoff-deserving squads. Then, this happened: Iowa absolutely […]

Hey, The CFP Committee Got It Right Again!

The CFP committee just released the second edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings on ESPN, so it’s time for my weekly reactions to the updated Top 25. Here we go:   Head-to-Head is the Most Important Metric My hat’s off to the committee, who continues to set the precedent that head-to-head contests matter the most when […]

The Hangover, Week 11

Welcome to the third edition of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes a day later than I originally intended. My laptop broke Sunday morning, plus I had to drive back to Tuscaloosa from lovely Washington, D.C., where I was in the area calling play-by-play for the 117th […]

The Hangover, Week 12

Welcome to the fourth edition of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Athens, Georgia, home of a great bar scene and a pretty good football team, too. Saturday, I watched as Kirby Smart’s squad rebounded after last week’s drumming to Auburn and did the exact same […]

The Hangover, Week 13: Everything is Chaos

Welcome to the fifth edition of The Hangover where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Lake Martin, Alabama, where I’ve been drowning my sorrows away after Auburn defeated Alabama Saturday night. The Tigers outplayed the Tide and deserved to win, and now Gus Malzahn is off to the […]

The Hangover, Week 14: Who’s In?

Welcome to the sixth edition of The Hangover where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes Atlanta, Georgia, where I watched the Georgia Bulldogs avenge an early season loss to the Auburn Tigers in the SEC Championship. It was the 20th time I’ve attended the SEC Championship game, and it […]

It Just Means More: What Two Teams in the Playoff Means for the SEC

Ever since Greg Sankey became commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, “it just means more” has been the motto and mantra the league has lived by. This past Sunday, that statement…er…meant just a little bit more, as two teams from the SEC made the College Football Playoff, the first time the committee has slotted two teams […]

Birmingham Bowl Preview: Texas Tech vs. South Florida

On Saturday, December 23rd, the Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-6) and the South Florida Bulls (9-2) will do battle at historic Legion Field in the 2017 Birmingham Bowl. This is South Florida’s third time playing in the “The Old Grey Lady,” including last year’s 46-39 overtime victory over South Carolina. Texas Tech enters postseason play […]

SEC Bowl Predictions

Tonight the SEC’s bowl slate kicks off when the Missouri Tigers face the Texas Longhorns in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl. It’s the first of nine certain bowl game for the conference, although I’m sure league officials will be pulling for a tenth should Georgia or Alabama (or both) win in the College […]

The Hangover, Post-Semifinal Edition: Welcome to SEC World

Happy New Year! Welcome to the seventh edition of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend (or, in this case, couple of weeks) in college football. This week, The Hangover comes Birmingham, Alabama. I just got home from the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, where I saw Alabama thoroughly dominate Clemson 24-6. It was […]

Campus Cover 021: Special National Championship Preview

The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of College betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and previews of the best college action, whether on the court or the gridiron. On this special edition episode, Gray Robertson (@Gray_Robertson) and Jackson Paisley […]

The Hangover, Postseason Edition: Goodbye, College Football

Welcome to the eighth and final edition of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Atlanta, Georgia, where I just saw the Alabama Crimson Tide take home the 2018 CFP National Championship in one of the most unbelievable games I’ve ever seen. It was an insane […]

Dear Joey Freshwater: Volume I

For most of the editions of The Hangover that I published during football season, a mysterious figure named Joey Freshwater, a Crimson Tide fan from Eutaw, Alabama, provided his commentary on that week’s column. You may remember him for notes such as this: Now, after reading Joey’s thoughts on Alabama and college football, I made […]

Dear Joey Freshwater: Volume II

Last week, I introduced the ultimate nickel-psychologist Joey Freshwater, and the positive response was overwhelming. We got a lot of questions sent in for the second edition of this advice column; unfortunately for some other Joey Freshwater in America, he also got an email. One reader sent his inquiries to an email address very similar to ours and got […]

The Buzzer-Beater, First Edition: The Curious Case of Alabama

Welcome to the first edition of The Buzzer-Beater, my weekly Monday column about college basketball and what’s going on around the country. This past weekend, I was at home spending some time with family before I hit the road broadcasting Alabama softball until May. It was my last weekend without any plans until Summer, so […]

Dear Joey Freshwater: Volume III

We apologize for the lateness of this week’s advice column from America’s favorite psychologist, Joey Freshwater. I was in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach working Alabama softball and Joey was…probably drunk somewhere. Hey, it was Mardi Gras weekend, after all. So I’ll cut the chit-chat and we’ll dig right in to Joey’s answers to your questions. […]

The Buzzer-Beater, Second Edition: NCAA Bracket Preview Released

Welcome to the second edition of The Buzzer-Beater, my weekly Monday column about college basketball and what’s going on around the country. This week’s column comes to you beachside from Orange Beach, Alabama. I was here calling softball, and the Alabama Crimson Tide started the year 3-0 behind dominant pitching (including a no-hitter from Courtney Gettins in […]

Dear Joey Freshwater: Volume IV

Another late week, for which we apologize. I’m in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for Alabama softball’s appearance in the Black and Gold Tournament at Southern Miss. My travels did, however, result in a pass through Eutaw, Alabama, so I stopped by Joey Freshwater’s trailer for a quick visit. Joey offered me a bowl of what he called Road Stew (“It’ll […]

The Buzzer-Beater, Third Edition: Who Do You Trust?

Welcome to the third edition of The Buzzer-Beater, my weekly Monday column about college basketball and what’s going on around the country. This week’s column comes to you from beautiful Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I was here calling softball, and the Alabama Crimson Tide had a nice 3-1 and showing here for the Black and Gold Invitational, with the […]

Dear Joey Freshwater: Volume V

We’re back on-time! This week, I’m in Tuscaloosa for the Easton Bama Bash against Florida State, Georgia State, and Northern Iowa. Joey is back too after a “damn refreshing” vacation to Dublin, Georgia. Joey wouldn’t fill me in on his trip details (“You had to be there,” he said), but he did claim that it was one […]

The Buzzer-Beater, Fourth Edition: Oh, Hai Mark (Emmert)

Welcome to the fourth edition of The Buzzer-Beater, my weekly Monday column about college basketball and what’s going on around the country. This week’s column comes to you from Tuscaloosa, where rain made this weekend’s Easton Bama Bash one of the longer couple of days of my life. Major props to Alabama softball, who split two meetings against […]

The Buzzer-Beater, Fifth Edition: It’s Tournament Time

Welcome to the fifth edition of The Buzzer-Beater, my weekly Monday column about college basketball and what’s going on around the country. This week’s column comes to you from Birmingham, AL, where I’ve been taking some time off after a long week working the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in St. Louis. That’s why there wasn’t a column […]

Dear Joey Freshwater: Volume VI

We’re back, folks! After a few weeks on the job for me and a few weeks of off-the-grid redneck shenanigans for Joey, we’ve returned to give you an Easter edition of the best question and answer column in America. Joey has a lot to catch up on, and we had a lot of great questions come […]

The Buzzer-Beater, Sixth Edition: Goodbye, College Basketball

Welcome to the sixth edition of The Buzzer-Beater, my weekly column about college basketball and what’s going on around the country. This week’s column comes to you from San Antonio, TX, where I just watched Villanova win its second national championship in three years. In my 21 years of life, the Wildcats may be the best team I’ve […]

“Happy Holidays, Commissioner”

This past December, I delivered Commissioner Mike Slive and his wife Liz their annual mason jar of cheese potato soup. The delivery is a tradition that we’ve been doing since who knows how long, and I always love being the middle man in this particular task because it gives me a chance to catch up […]

Campus Cover 030: Softball Super Regionals with Gray Robertson

The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is a Student Union Sports podcast featuring Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin) and PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) primarily focusing on college sports gambling and pure nonsense. Gray Robertson, Alabama softball color commentator and fellow Student Union Sports contributor joins PJ and Cody on a new episode of the cover to discuss the upcoming NCAA […]

The Hangover, Preseason Edition: We Need Football More Than Ever

Welcome to the preseason edition for the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football or, in this case, get you ready for the upcoming season. This week, The Hangover comes to you from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where I have been prepping for my SEC Network Plus debut on Friday. […]

The Hangover, Week 1: Let’s Take Some Temperatures

Welcome to the first edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Charlotte, North Carolina, where I spent Friday and Saturday working and soaking up college football. I watched West Virginia beat Tennessee 40-14 in the Queen City, and I must […]

The Hangover, Week 2: Good Things are Ahead for Texas A&M

Welcome to the second edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Columbia, South Carolina, where I watched Georgia come in and slaughter the Gamecocks in front of a hostile crowd. I still feel really good about my national championship pick […]

The Hangover, Week 3: The Picture is Taking Shape

Welcome to the third edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Auburn, Alabama (gross), where I watched the LSU Tiguhs (Shout-out Coach O) roll into Jordan-Hare and upset a second top ten team this season. A lot of things happened […]

SEC Releases 2019 Football Schedules

In the never-ending quest to help the American public make plans well in advance, the SEC released the 2019 football schedules on Tuesday. The SEC has committed to at least one conference game every weekend, which is nice for fans. There are lots of juicy match-ups across the board, so let’s dive into some reactions […]

The Hangover, Week 4: Getting a Sense of What We Know

Welcome to the fourth edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where I finally took a weekend off work to see my Crimson Tide dominate Texas A&M. Nick Saban has his team rolling, and I’m not sure […]

The Hangover, Week 5: A Quick Word About Kentucky

Welcome to the fifth edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Athens, Georgia, home to a fantastic bar scene and a pretty good football team too. The Bulldogs looked a little sluggish against Tennessee, but Kirby Smart’s squad kept […]

The Hangover, Week 7: Could It Really Be That Easy?

Welcome to the sixth edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where “Dixieland Delight” made its triumphant return in Bryant-Denny Stadium. I’ll be talking about that experience on my show this Wednesday, but here’s a video of […]

The Hangover, Week 8: Meyer’d in Uncertainty

Welcome to the seventh edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Knoxville, Tennessee, where Tua Tagovailoa and the vaunted Alabama offense continued to produce video game numbers. Watching Alabama work on the road was impressive, because Neyland Stadium was […]

The Hangover, Week 9: All Eyes on the SEC

Welcome to the eighth edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Jacksonville, Florida, where Georgia returned to looking like a title contender after a takedown against the Florida Gators. Jake Fromm showed a lot of moxie, although I still […]

The Hangover, Week 11: Waiting for Chaos

Welcome to the ninth edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. After an off week in preparation for a broadcast, The Hangover comes to you from Woodberry Forest, Virginia, where I called the 118th consecutive playing of The Game between Woodberry Forest and Episcopal. Congrats […]

The Hangover, Week 12: Maybe UCF Does Belong

Welcome to the tenth edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes to you from Knoxville, Tennessee, where I witnessed Drew Lock and Missouri blast the Tennessee Volunteers into oblivion. On Survive Saturday, most every top team stayed above the upset […]

The Hangover, Week 13: Let’s Talk Playoff Scenarios

Welcome to the eleventh edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes to you from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where I witnessed Tua Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide finish what is arguably the best regular season run in college football history against Auburn. […]

The Hangover, Week 14: Who’s In?

Welcome to the twelfth edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes to you from Atlanta, Georgia, where I witnessed maybe the best football game of the season and, yet, the second best meeting of the calendar year between Georgia and […]

The Hangover, Last Call: How Will We Remember Urban Meyer at Ohio State?

The writing was on the wall. Ever since this season started, all signs have pointed to this decision by Urban Meyer. When the Zach Smith scandal dropped into college football over the summer, many felt like Urban Meyer should’ve lost his job. After a disastrous press conference that at best felt tone-deaf, Meyer was only […]

2018 Jared Birmingham Bowl Preview

Memphis Tigers (8-5) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-6) The 13th annual Birmingham Bowl (with first-year title sponsor Jared) will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. CT at historic Legion Field in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, and Dawn Davenport will be in the booth for ESPN broadcasting the game. Memphis enters the […]

The Hangover, Post-Bowl Season Edition: Familiarity isn’t Always Bad

Happy New Year! Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the sophomore season of The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football or, in this case, bowl season. This week, The Hangover comes to you from Birmingham, Alabama. I just returned home after a five-day trek across the nation to see two fun bowl games. First, I was in Miami, where I watched Alabama suffocate Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. Then, I traveled to El Paso, Texas, for the Sun Bowl, where Stanford outlasted Pittsburgh in a tough game. A ton has happened over the last few weeks of bowl games, so let’s break it all down. Clemson and Alabama will meet again in the National Championship, and I think it’s awesome. […]

The Hangover, Postseason Edition: Clemson Dominates, Bama Searches for Answers

Welcome to the fourteenth and final edition of sophomore year The Hangover, where I recap the previous weekend in college football. This week, The Hangover comes from Santa Clara, California, where I watched my team get…dominated. Let’s break it down. With 8:26 to go in the 3rd Quarter, Savion Smith fell down. Something happened to his ankle and he hit the deck, leaving Clemson wide receiver Justyn […]

The Buzzer-Beater, First Edition: Kentucky is the Real Deal

Welcome to the first edition of the sophomore year of The Buzzer-Beater, my weekly Monday column about college basketball and what’s going on around the country. This past weekend, I was in Tuscaloosa spending some time with friends before I hit the road broadcasting Alabama softball until May. It was my last weekend without any […]

The Buzzer-Beater, Second Edition: February Blues

Welcome to the second edition of the sophomore year of The Buzzer-Beater, my weekly Monday column about college basketball and what’s going on around the country. This past weekend, I was in Tucson, Arizona, broadcasting Alabama softball. The Crimson Tide beat ninth-ranked Arizona on Saturday night and now sits at 10-0 overall after the first […]