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Rob Stone Talks Red River Showdown, Big Noon Kickoff, and Dream of WWE PPV on Fox

Rob Stone hosts Big Noon Kickoff, which will be on the road this week for the Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The pregame show will air an hour earlier than normal, at 10 am ET on Fox, and the game kicks off at noon. We discussed:

- How Texas can overcome being 11-point underdogs to win outright, why it would be awesome to see Jalen Hurts and Oklahoma play Alabama in the CFB playoffs, and whether Tom Herman will reach a CFB playoff with Texas

- Why Brady Quinn has excelled as a broadcaster, working Charles Woodson into the fold, and the mechanics of running a studio show on the road versus in studio.

- WWE Smackdown has finally made its debut on Fox, the synergies between the brands, Stone's plans to be part of the WWE Draft this Friday, who we would pick if we had the first overall selection, and the dream of if one day a WWE PPV could be on Fox's broadcast network on a Sunday night. Could it get 8-10 million viewers?

Listen and subscribe on iTunes. Previous guests have included Andy Staples, Jenn Decker, Adam Lefkoe, Dan Orlovsky, Adam Amin, Jimmy Traina, Prince & Cecil Fielder, Eric Bischoff, Rob Perez, Conrad Thompson, Bill Pidto, Arash Markazi, BJ Armstrong, Jeff Passan, Pat McAfee, Chris Russo, Nick Friedell & Malika Andrews, Michael Mulvihill, Jeff Goodman, Buster Olney, Kayce Smith, Ryan Ruocco, Patrick Crakes & Bob Seidman, Tim Kurkjian, Matt Vasgersian, Dianna Russini, Albert Breer, Matt Jones, Stugotz, Jorge Sedano, Nancy Faust, Chris & Kyle Long, Lanny Poffo, Greg Norman, Richard Deitsch, Kevin Negandhi, Tom Haberstroh, Jason Barrett, Steve Levy, Bo Ryan, James Jones, Nate Robinson, Dave Finocchio, David Ortiz, Deandre Hopkins, Lisa Byington, Dave Portnoy, Nick Wright, Darren Rovell, Erika Nardini, Cassidy Hubbarth, Jim Ross, Joel Klatt, Rachel Nichols, Dan Patrick, Brandi Rhodes, Joe Davis, Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Bruce Feldman, Aaron Taylor, Josina Anderson, Alexi Lalas, Seth Davis, David Kaplan, Michael McCarthy, Ramona Shelburne, Ira Berkow, Ozzie Smith, Bryan Curtis, Dave Kindred & Michael Kornheiser, Vince Wilfork, Dustin Johnson, Mike Florio, Andy North, Chad Millman, Tracy Wolfson, Ernie Johnson, Grant Hill, Joe Buck, AJ Hawk, Dan Wetzel, Adam Schein, Aaron Nagler, Jeff Van Gundy, Jalen Rose, Kevin Burkhardt, Cari Champion, Scott Van Pelt, Colin Cowherd, Kristine Leahy, Ryan Satin, Big Cat, Woj, Peter King, Urban Meyer, Peter Mehlman, Ahman Green, Michael Wilbon, Kenny Smith, and Dan Le Batard.