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The ACCeptable Benefits Podcast


A Podcast for ACC sports junkies by ACC sports junkies!

A Podcast for ACC sports junkies by ACC sports junkies!


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A Podcast for ACC sports junkies by ACC sports junkies!






ACC Hoops Tournament Preview + The Mack is Back Crootin' Attack!

Doug and MR are back to put one of those giant bows typically reserved for the Lexus December to Remember Sales Event on the giant lump of coal that was the 2019-2020 ACC Basketball season! With the conference tournament getting underway, the guys dive into the match-ups and make predictions for how the bracket may play out. Is Florida State the most overlooked 1 seed in the country? Is Duke primed to make a Final Four run? Plus, did Josh Pastner game the NCAA to springboard his team to a...


The Thing Only Spring Can Bring

Spring ball is starting to open across the conference and the time has come for us to shake the cobwebs off as well. A little tuneup to get the podcast muscles back in shape was in order and boy did we deliver. Twenty-five minutes of white knuckle action that'll leave your heart pounding harder than when the cashier at Publix coughs while bagging the wipes that you had to buy because there wasn't any more hand sanitizer. We can promise that as soon as we all are thrown into mandatory...


National Championship Review, Hot Portal Talk, Schedule Release, and (Finally) Talkin' Hoops!

Listen. We could've rushed this episode out to give you a snap reaction to the National Championship. But when you've been called "The Fine Wine of ACC Sports Podcasts Done by Two White Dudes in Atlanta," by Sports Illustrated (does anyone still work there to refute that?), some things just take time. All that to say, Doug and MR are back with a fresh episode of The ACCeptable Benefits Podcast; and the guys are getting you caught up on all the action since the final whistle blew in New...


National Championship Preview!

Another year, another appearance in the National Championship for Clemson! Doug and MR kick off 2020 by previewing the All-Tiger contest; including what underdog Clemson has to do to defend their title and keep their winning streak alive for the sake of the ACC. Next, the guys finally catch their breath from a cranked up Coaching Carousel, discussing the recent changes at BC and Syracuse. All that and much more in a jam-packed episode of the ACCeptable Benefits Podcast!


Post Christmas Bowl Review Post New Years Bowl Preview

Scarce resources are always the most valuable and pods during the Holiday season are no exception. What we lack in frequency we more than make up for in the kind of hard hitting football analysis you've come to expect from the ACCeptable Benefits Pod. Whether it's Doug psychoanalyzing the gait of a team as they get their intros on the broadcast, MR crying about having to sit through yet another year of Nick Faldo's blathering, or just a dose of divine intervention this pod has what you're...


ACCeptable Benefits Bowl Bonanza: Military Bowl & Pinstripe Bowl Previews + SIGNING DAY SPECTACULAR!

Next stops on ACCeptable Benefits Bowl Bonanza: Annapolis and New York City! The guys break down the Military Bowl featuring North Carolina taking on a #TempleTuff football team; while the 2019 midseason ACC moral champions Wake Forest Demon Deacons take on a Meh-chigan State Spartan squad that is actually the favorite in this game (?!?). BUT. None of that matters. What does matter is that Wednesday marked the First Day of The Early Signing Period! Notice the capitalizations? It's THAT...


ACCeptable Benefits Bowl Bonanza: Independence Bowl & Quick Lane Bowl Previews

And so it begins, we've officially entered into the post season festivities with the open eyed excitement most closely mirrored by winning a tv in a holiday party raffle. Well we've gotten it now what are we going to do with it, and that's the question that these two teams are asking themselves. Miami stumbled home to an Independence bowl appearance while Pitt was shut down to the Quick Lane. Two teams who have no idea what they're doing here or why, but fortunately, for both them and you,...


ACC Championship Review + Bowl Selection Announcements + Coaching Carousel Updates

Well, ACCeptable Benefits gang. We finally made it. We're finally through the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference football season. At times, it definitely made us want to throw ourselves into the Pacific; but the people on YouTube make that seem fun. That said, things pretty much went as expected with Clemson demolishing Virginia. Doug and Michael-Robert call in the coroner to give a recap of the game and discuss Clemson's chances at repeating as National Champions. Next, the guys discuss each...


ACC Championship Preview + Spinnin' the Coaching Carousel!

From the guys that brought you full length episodes of The ACCeptable Benefits Podcast comes a mini-sode about the biggest game in the conference! Doug and Michael-Robert dive right into the Virginia v. Clemson match-up. With Clemson hitting their stride the last few weeks, is there anything Virginia can do to remain competitive?....Probably not, but the guys give it a shot for the sake of capital-C Content. Next, the Coaching Carousel has begun spinning - tossing coaches off the ride left...


Week 14 ACC Review

In Remember the Titans, Coach Boone told us that 50,000* men died at Gettysburg. I'd like to think that the only thing that the only thing that level of carnage is rivalry week in the ACC. We saw backs turned on packs, cards shuffled by a team with a wide receiver at quarterback, a 9 point win in overtime, and someone got thrown into a wall during a fight that surprisingly enough didn't involve a gamecock. With only 1 game left between us and the wild world that is bowl season please take a...


Week 14 ACC Preview

The penultimate episode of the regular season is upon us, and the light at the end of the ACC tunnel has never been brighter. Hope springs eternal on this Thanksgiving morning, hope that South Carolina will have more trouble with the #3 team in the country a second time around, hope that all of our slightly less literate friends from the SEC will have a true Black Friday thanks to Louisville, and most of all hope that those pesky extended family members will go for the pecan pie instead and...


Week 13 ACC Football Review

Week 13 has come and gone; and with it, the opportunity for a bowl game for so many of the ACC's illustrious members. However, that won't slow down Doug and Michael-Robert from piling on the wreckage of once-fun teams like Syracuse, Miami and Pitt. Moreover, are you still missing Willie Taggart? Fear not loyal listeners, the first (and only) segment of Doug's Legal Lessons takes Silly Willie to task for being too lazy to put pen to paper, let alone coach a football team. All that, a little...


Week 13 ACC Football Preview

We're previewing Week 13 on the ACCeptable Benefits Podcast! It's a crucial week for all the teams - Pitt and Virginia Tech battle for the right to sit alongside Virginia atop the Coastal leaderboard; Syracuse heads to Louisville with a chance to get one step closer to a bowl game and some redemption on the season; and Miami takes on old friend Butch Jones in front of 11 people at Marlins Park! Plus, the guys give their running takes when NC State take on Georgia Tech in Bobby Dodd After...


Week 12 ACC Football Review

Hello and welcome to a murderous Monday morning with the gang. From an episode of dateline that hit a little close to home to the collective performance of Wake, GT, and Duke. Death and destruction were the central theme of this week in the ACC, but brighter times are on the horizon. UNC has the development of Sam Howell and a showdown for bowl eligibility with NC State to look forward to, Wake Forest has its sights set on a Birmingham Bowl Championship, and Syracuse can look forward to...


Week 12 Preview

It's Week 12 featuring Thursday night ACCtion! Doug and MR are back for another installment of the ACCeptable Benefits Podcast, breaking down all the games this week and how they effect the Division races. How will Wake Forest manage without their star WR? Does anyone care about Duke and Syracuse when it doesn't involve a basketball? Also, the guys recap some of their preseason prognostications and discuss the latest rumors hitting the Coaching Carousel. All that and always more on this...


Week 11 ACC Football Review

Doug and MR are back to put a bow on Week 11 in the ACC! The guys run through the (admittedly not great) slate of ACC football action and storylines, including who might be the frontrunner to take over at Florida State, whether or not Wake Forest can still make a New Year's Six bowl, and what exactly Miami did to get the offense cranked up against Louisville (if you thought you were making it another year without having to hear about Kyle Wright - guess again). All that, and a special...


Week 11 ACC Football Preview

The domination is complete, the first and only conference to have every team ranked in the college football playoff at one point or another, the ACC extends its run proving once and for all this is the only real conference and all other stats should not be considered when making that judgement. With the speed and grace of a 13 year old escaped convict this podcast covers all the games and provides the kind of detailed analysis that Tommy Lee Jones himself would be proud of. If you care about...


Week 10 Review + Willie Taggart In Memorium

We've wrapped up Week 10 in the ACC; and unfortunately for Patron Saint of the Pod, Willie Taggart (*prayer hands* RIP), there won't be a Week 11. Doug and MR start this week's Review Episode on The ACCeptable Benefits Pod by discussing the end of the Taggart Frat Party in Tallahassee. The guys discuss the factors that led to his downfall, candidates that Florida State may be taking a look at, and running through the buyout numbers (get them checks, Willie!). However, FSU wasn't the only...


Week 9 Reviews & 10 Previews of ACC Football

Fall is upon us. The time of the year with the most closely associated with change, leaves change colors, clocks take a step back, and laptops die faster than South Carolina's bowl hopes after getting thrashed by Tennessee. No place is change more visible than in the ACC; redshirts are being burned with beans and rice, seats are getting hotter than a union busting po boy, and bon temps are being had in and out of the big easy. With only one installment of the pod this week I ask you to...


Week 9 ACC Football Preview

Coming one week after the death of Doug's twenties; time remains undefeated, as the podcast celebrates its quarter life crisis. Much like the Clemson offense, on a field formerly pledged to the papa, this first quarter has had ups and downs, but the next three should be smooth sailing. Twenty five episodes in the podcast has become a lean mean content machine providing cutting analysis on the performance of Duke's front 7, the creative blitz packages unfurled by Louisville, and the amount of...