BIRTHPLACE: Osceola, NE
High School: Osceola HS (Class of '79)
College: BS in Communication Arts ('84) Wayne State College (NE)
Man, I can't believe you've dug this far into the 'Woody' page! Either you're incredibly bored or ... you've gotta be bored. Anyway, thanks for listening and showing this much interest in me and the Show!!
Okay, a little about me and my family. I'm 51 (heavy sigh), but happily married to my wife of 22 years, Ressa, have three great kids, Luke, (30); Leah (27); and Zach, (26); and a terrific canine companion, Jill, the Golden Retriever (12), and Berta, our sassy Welsh-Pembroke Corgi (6). And Leah and Scott have given us two grandchildren, (Reece, 3), and Liam (2).
Ressa and I are empty-nesters. I'm a complete a sports junkie, and am also a sportscaster, actually (although not here in Columbus -- at this time, at least). I've done the NBA (San Antonio Spurs); and NCAA Division I basketball; (Creighton University) and I-AA football (Texas State); as well as Pro Beach volleyball. To quench my sports 'fix' I play Fantasy everything ... baseball, football and basketball ... and watch everything.
Ressa & I love to laugh, and can frequently be found at the Funny Bone. We also see a lot of movies - with comedies and thrillers our favorites. I love to travel -- Arizona and Hawaii, where my favorite brother-in-law lives, are our favorites ... although I travel back to see my mom and brother in Nebraska at least twice a year. Oh, and yes, I'm a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge Huskers fan!! LOVE my Huskers (but also am truly a big Buckeyes fan)!
I also love to ride motorcycles. I own 2011 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible, and ride whenever I can. Made that "Big Ride" - to Sturgis, S.D. in '07 (and yes I rode it!). Ressa is starting to like it a little more, too, and I can see us spending more and more time on the road as the kids grow older.
And YES, I really do have the Alarm Force Home Security and Video Relay system in my home; did get my Lasik eye surgery at Bloomberg Eye Center (June of '08); bought three Mustangs from Germain Ford; got my HVAC system from Custom Air; have had roof work done by Tim Newman Roofing; and Ressa really did lose 41 lbs with Medifast! You'd be amazing how many of you ask me about that stuff!
THANKS FOR LISTENING, and visiting 'The Woody' page here at www.wcol.com.
The 2013-14 bowl season starts in Albuquerque, N.M., and ends in Pasadena, Calif. Here's a look at the bowl lineup from the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21 to the VIZIO BCS National Championship on Jan. 6 in the Rose Bowl.
All times Eastern
Really interesting stuff here. And surprisingly, Michigan beats Ohio State in this one. Nebraska's the third best TV draw in the B1G .. but check out some of the blue blood programs getting beaten by Northwestern, of all schools!'
There are 12 SEC teams in the Top 25, including 7 teams in the Top 10. Unsurprisingly, Alabama is king of the mountain. SEC newbies Texas A&M and Missouri are ranked 3rd and 21st respectively. Their rival Big 12 schools Texas (29) and Kansas (74) did not crack the Top 25. Big 12 replacements TCU and West Virginia ranked 49th and 51st.
Note that ratings from certain networks are unavailable (e.g., Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network, ESPNEWS, Longhorn Network), and this boosts averages for teams playing on those networks since ratings are generally low (see Longhorn Network). Teams like Northwestern benefit from having a low number of rated games since only their most attractive matchups with opponents like Ohio State are picked up by top TV stations.
|Rank||Team||Avg Viewersa||Avg Ratingb||# of Rated Gmsc|
The SEC has the strongest TV viewership in college football. The distance between the SEC and runner-up Big 10 is substantial, and another wide gap exists between the Big 10 and other major conferences. Remember that each conference game counts twice so "a rising tide lifts all boats," especially a Crimson one.
|Rank||Conference||Avg Viewersa||Avg Ratingb||# of Rated Gms|
|a||Data for the first 13 weeks of the season were collected from Sports Media Watch. Complete Week 14 viewer numbers have not yet been released, but ratings share has. To compute viewer totals for Week 14, I used a Nielsen rating multiplier based on previous weeks. I compared the calculated results to a sample of available viewer totals for Week 14 (Texas-Texas Tech, Oregon-Oregon State, Texas A&M-Missouri). In each case, the error is less than 100,000 viewers and any differences between estimated and actual viewers will have minimal, if any, impact on overall season rankings. Some conferences will play regular season games this weekend (e.g., Texas and Baylor) that will affect averages.|
|b||Weeks 1-13 collected from Sports Media Watch. Week 14 from National Nielsen Ratings in The Houston Chronicle.|
|c||Only teams with more than 3 rated games are included.|
We had the weekend anchor (to his right) on the Show this (THU 12-5) morning .. and said "it's a story I'll be telling the rest of my life!"
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