Stanford Steve & The Bear

By ESPN, Chris Fallica, Steve Coughlin

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"Stanford" Steve Coughlin & Chris "The Bear" Fallica put their unique spin on the world of playing the odds in college football, horseracing and more

Episode Date
This Line Stinks
Stanford Steve & Bear breakdown week 7 of the college football season and there are some lines that don’t pass the smell test. They also discuss what’s going on in the SEC, Miami needing to rebound, who is the 4th best team in the country and more. Plus, a new feature as Bear predicts what the College GameDay Desk will pick this Saturday between Bama/Georgia.
Oct 14, 2020
Defense Optional
Stanford Steve & Bear discuss the marquee match-up this weekend as Miami takes on Clemson. Then, it’s the Red River Rivalry but the story isn’t about the game but what’s going on with both programs. Plus, Florida/Texas A&M, VT/UNC, Tennessee/Georgia and more from week 6. And, Stanford Steve puts Bear on the spot to do some live research. 
Oct 07, 2020
CFB Week 5
Stanford Steve & Bear breakdown week 5 of the college football season with plenty of games to pick and a couple to maybe stay away from. Plus, MLB, NBA, French Open and Preakness 
Sep 30, 2020
Come On Down SEC
Stanford Steve & Bear breakdown week four of the college football season that includes a noon slate chalk full of must watch games. Plus, the guys get into the SEC starting their season, a 3 team teaser, NFL survivor pool & a French Open preview. Finally, Bear talks about life on the road with CGD this year.
Sep 23, 2020
The Big Ten Is Back Folks
Stanford Steve & Bear react to the breaking news with the Big Ten reinstating the season. Then, they discuss some of last week’s games before getting into this week’s slate of games. Plus, NFL Survivor Pool, US Open & NBA Conference Finals talk.
Sep 16, 2020
It's Not A Leancast
Stanford Steve & Bear breakdown this week’s slate of college football games and the difficulty in picking games this year with the unknown with COVID19. Plus, the guys make picks for NFL Survivor League.
Sep 09, 2020
The Boys Are Back
Stanford Steve & Bear are back and talk over/under win totals for the ACC, Big 12 and SEC. Then they breakdown the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks
Sep 03, 2020
60 Game Sprint
Bear is flying solo this week as he chats with Nigel Seeley to talk English Premier League and Champions League. Plus, John Murray joins Bear to discuss what kind of action Vegas has seen with the return of Golf, UFC and other sports. And, a preview of MLB before their 60 game season returns
Jul 22, 2020
Coach Duggs, Belmont & EPL
Stanford Steve & Bear have an exclusive interview with Tennessee head coach Gus Duggerton before their title game against Miami. Plus, the guys breakdown the Belmont and then chat with Nigel Seeley (44:30) to talk English Premier League
Jun 18, 2020
Episode Sixty-Two
Chris Cote talks to ESPN's Chris Fallica aka The Bear, about horse racing, working on College GameDay, and of course, food.
Jun 03, 2020
What Now For Vegas?
Stanford Steve & Bear chat with Mitch Moss and Pauly Howard of VSiN about the impact that COVID-19 has had on Las Vegas and things they expect to change when it opens back up. Plus, fast food rankings.
May 22, 2020
Coach Duggs
Stanford Steve and The Bear get an exclusive interview with Texas Tech HC Gus Duggerton before his big game against TCU as he talks about donut rehab, SEC bias, doubters & more. Plus, why he doesn't plan on staying at Texas Tech.
May 14, 2020
Potential Bust?
Stanford Steve & Bear chat with SEC Network's Cole Cubelic about players he likes in the upcoming NFL draft and why he has major concerns for Isaiah Simmons. Plus, why Cole saw Vanilla Ice twice in one week.
Apr 03, 2020
SportsCenter Anchor Tournament
Stanford Steve & Bear talk to Jason Barrett about his SportsCenter Anchor Bracket that he released. Plus, they chat with John Buccigross and Steve Levy who find themselves in the bracket and their thoughts on it. Before chatting about the bracket the guys also get a little college football talk in.
Mar 24, 2020
CFP Championship Game Preview
Stanford Steve and The Bear break down the national championship game between LSU and Clemson. Plus, Stugotz on his historic run of bets during the bowl season (25:00)
Jan 08, 2020
Bowl Games Preview 3.0
Stanford Steve and Bear chat about OSU/Clemson game and what could have been. Then, they get into more bowl games starting with games on New Year's Eve and finish with the LendingTree Bowl on Jan 6.
Dec 30, 2019
More Bowl Mania
Stanford Steve and Bear are back to preview another wave of bowl games. This time breaking down the games starting on Dec 26th through the Orange Bowl on Dec 30
Dec 23, 2019
Time To Go Bowling
Bowl games are here and Stanford Steve & Bear preview the games now until the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve. Plus, a Steamer and Confidence Picks
Dec 18, 2019
Champonship Week
Championship week is here and Stanford Steve and Bear breakdown the 10 games. Plus, they react to the CFP Rankings, including a couple issues they have with them
Dec 04, 2019
We Have A Lot Of Hate
It's Rivalry Week and Stanford Steve and The Bear preview all the big games this weekend. Plus, reaction to some minor changes in the CFP. And season win totals on the line
Nov 27, 2019
Hilinski's Hope: One Family's Football Story
University of South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski has been one of college football's biggest surprises this season. But as Ryan sees success, the family continues to mourn the loss of the older brother, Tyler -- also a college quarterback, for Washington State -- who died by suicide in 2018. ESPN's Jen Lada shares her extensive interviews with the Hilinskis for E:60, documenting the family's tough decisions about football, and their path to hope.
Nov 26, 2019
It's A Lot Until It's Not
Stanford Steve & The Bear breakdown week 13 in college football with OSU/Penn State leading the way. Plus, we have some season win totals on the line and a steamer.
Nov 20, 2019
Row The Boat
Stanford Steve & the Bear breakdown the CFP Rankings and vent about Minnesota and Baylor's ranking being so low. Bucknut is happy about the Chase Young news. Bear needs a minute to discuss the Jets. And the guys make their picks for week 12 of the college football season that include some rather big numbers. Row the boat. Ski U Mah. Go Gophers
Nov 13, 2019
We're Talking Playoffs?
The first CFP Rankings are out and the guys take a look at that before getting into the games this week which is led by Bama/LSU and Minnesota/Penn State. And Stanford Steve has another 14 games he is interested in. Plus, Clemson is 5th in the CFP Rankings, so what would the lines be if they played the teams ahead of them? The guys chat with oddsmaker John Murray
Nov 06, 2019
The Steamer Is Hot
The Pac12 has hope again and the guys take a look at a couple big games. Plus, will the run of 17 point underdog upsets end this week? Will the Steamer move to 9-1? And plenty of picks for the weekend. And, the Breeder's Cup is this weekend and Bear has you covered
Oct 30, 2019
Toilet Bowl Tease
Bear's hot run finally ended but he is looking to rebound. The guys get into UM/ND, LSU/Auburn, Clemson and TCU/Texas among other games. And the guys have a steamer and a toilet bowl tease. Plus, Brian Windhorst joins the show to chat about the NBA and The Ohio State University.
Oct 23, 2019
He's On Fire
Bear has been on fire and looks to keep handing out winners. The guys are big on some weekday games, including some Bad Beats Anniversary Games. Plus, a 4 team parlay, a steamer and Stugotz decided to crash the podcast
Oct 16, 2019
You Always Get Greedy
The hot streak continued for the guys and hope it continues in week 7. They start this week off with a steamer before getting into their picks for the week including a breakdown of UF/LSU, USC/ND & Texas/OU. Plus, the Bear takes a call from Kirk Herbstreit while recording the pod
Oct 09, 2019
I Like Football, Ponies & Some Action
The guys preview the upcoming week, including a big game where they disagree on. Plus, could October bring us an unranked team pulling off an upset and more.
Oct 02, 2019
We Like the Board This Week
Stanford Steve & The Bear react to week 4 and get you ready for week 5. Stanford Steve starts off in the Big 12 (17:45) while Bear likes some Friday night games (26:20). There's also another steam this week and Stanford Steve agrees with it (38:50). And the guys sprinkle in some other games they like before getting to updated conference championship odds (53:20). And lastly, Taylor Twellman joins the show (1:16:00)
Sep 25, 2019
CFB Week 4 Preview
There are some big games this weekend the guys have you covered. They preview Georgia/ND, Texas A&M/Auburn, Wisconsin/Michigan among others. And the guys pick their top 5 coaches. Plus, Coach Donnan joins the show to preview UGA/ND and tell a couple stories from his days coaching
Sep 18, 2019
Ep 6: CFB Week 3 Preview
It's a slow weekend in college football but plenty of good games to bet on and Stanford Steve and the Bear get you ready for week 3
Sep 11, 2019
Ep. 5: CFB Week 2 Preview
Stanford Steve and Chris "The Bear" Fallica welcome Greg McElroy to the show to talk Florida State and more. Plus, they share their over/unders, picks and more for CFB Week 2.
Sep 04, 2019
Bear Down
Stugotz talks with College Gameday's Chris Fallica about how he became known as "The Bear," how he fell in love with gambling at an early age, and what it was like dealing with Dan Le Batard in college at the University of Miami. Plus, a game of Rece, Herbie, or Des.
Aug 29, 2019
Ep. 4: CFB Week 1 Preview
Stanford Steve and The Bear discuss the biggest storylines heading into Week 1 of the CFB season, make their picks, share their favorite home underdog in a conference game, and their money line picks. Plus, they welcome ESPN CFB analyst Ivan Maisel who talks about CFB 150, the new Down & Distance podcast and more.
Aug 28, 2019
Ep. 3: The Season Approaches
Stanford Steve and The Bear welcome ESPN CFB analyst Brad Edwards aboard who talks about Miami-Florida, LSU-Texas, ACC contenders and Justin Fields expectations.
Aug 20, 2019
Episode 2: More Season Win Totals
Stanford Steve and Chris "The Bear" Fallica delve into more over/under season win totals and some division winners including the Big Ten West and ACC Atlantic. Plus, the guys answer your Twitter questions.
Aug 15, 2019
Episode 1: New Season; Win Total Odds
Stanford Steve and Chris "The Bear" Fallica talk over/under on win total odds and conference championship odds for some power five conference teams and more.
Aug 07, 2019
Preakness Stakes/ PGA Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear recap the Kentucky Derby's shocking finish then preview the Preakness Stakes (20:45). Plus, preview the PGA (45:00) and discuss 2019 CFB win totals (1:04:00).
May 15, 2019
Kentucky Derby Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear dive deep into the Kentucky Derby odds and offer some value plays on each race.
May 01, 2019
Final Four Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear recap the Elite 8 and preview the Final Four action. Plus, the Bear does a Masters deep dive (24:00).
Apr 03, 2019
Sweet Sixteen Preview
Before a conversation with ESPN CBB analyst Sean Farnham (26:00) Stanford Steve and the Bear recap the first two rounds of the chalk heavy 2019 March Madness and look ahead to the Sweet 16 round.
Mar 27, 2019
NCAA Tournament Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear break down the entire 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracket with picks, prop bets, and great tips for the NIT.
Mar 19, 2019
National Championship Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear discuss the National Title game including their money line picks, individual player prop-bets and much more.
Jan 04, 2019
Bowl Bonanza Part 3
Stanford Steve and the Bear get into the third installment of the Bowl Bonanza with picks for all the games including the CFP Semi-Finals.
Dec 26, 2018
Bowl Bonanza Week 2
Stanford Steve and the Bear go through the second week Bowl games offering picks and sound advice through the Christmas holiday.
Dec 19, 2018
Bowl Bonanza: Week 1
Stanford Steve and the Bear discuss the first week of Bowl Season offering some picks and sound advice. Plus, answer some of your Twitter questions. (54:00)
Dec 12, 2018
Week 14 Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear get you ready for Championship weekend with picks and a super condo-steamer. Plus, discuss the CFP rankings and make predictions.
Nov 29, 2018
Week 13 Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear get you ready for the Thanksgiving Day games and the entire Week 13 slate with picks and parlays. Plus, Brad Edwards joins.
Nov 21, 2018
Week 12 Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear are joined by oddsmaker for the Westgate Superbook Ed Salmons to discuss interesting lines and Tua's Heisman odds. Plus, Week 12 picks.
Nov 14, 2018
Week 11 Preview
Sanford Steve and the Bear react to the week 2 CFP rankings then make their Week 11 picks, including a steamer!
Nov 07, 2018
Week 10 Preview: Greg McElroy
Stanford Steve and the Bear are joined by ESPN CFB analyst Greg McElroy to discuss Bama-LSU and many other Week 10 match-ups. Plus, the Bear offers a Breeder's Cup deep dive.
Nov 01, 2018
Week 9 Preview: Todd McShay
Before Stanford Steve and the Bear make their Week 9 picks, including a steamer, they are joined by ESPN CFB analyst Todd McShay (8:56).
Oct 24, 2018
David Pollack & Week 8 Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear are joined by ESPN CFB analyst David Pollack to preview the Oregon vs Wazzu matchup and much more. Plus, week 8 picks and stories from Pullman.
Oct 17, 2018
Week 7 Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear are joined by SEC CFB analyst Cole Cubelic to preview the UGA-LSU matchup and do an SEC conference breakdown. Plus, week 7 picks including a true condo steamer pick.
Oct 10, 2018
Week 6 Preview
Stanford Steve and the Bear are joined by former Sooner and current ESPN CFB analyst Dusty Dvoracek to preview Texas-Oklahoma. Then, make their Week 6 picks including the Red River Showdown.
Oct 03, 2018
Week 5 Preview
Before Stanford Steve and the Bear make their Week 5 picks, ESPN College GameDay's Kirk Herbstreit joins the show to discuss Ohio State-Penn State, the Clemson QB drama and so
Sep 26, 2018
Week 4: Bruce Feldman
Stanford Steve and the Bear welcome The Athletic CFB reporter Bruce Feldman to discuss the Week 4 slate and more. Plus, this week's picks and Bear's travel plans.
Sep 19, 2018
CFB Week 3 Picks
Stanford Steve and Chris "Bear" Fallica are joined by Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples to discuss the biggest games of the week, he helps Stanford Steve find some good eats in Austin, TX and much more (2:34). Plus, the guys give their picks for Week 3 of CFB (30:00).
Sep 12, 2018
Week 2: Jim Donnan
Stanford Steve and Chris "Bear" Fallica are joined by former Georgia Head Coach Jim Donnan to discuss the biggest games of the week, stories from his coaching days and much more (2:34). Plus, the guys give their picks for Week 2 of CFB (31:48).
Sep 05, 2018