John U. Bacon doing a Reddit AMA today at 1 PM ET

Submitted by Come On Down on September 5th, 2013 at 10:33 AM

For those unfamiliar with the format, John will answer questions submitted by Reddit users.This is clearly intended to be a promotion for his book, but people often answer questions on a wide range of topics. The interview can be found at


@RedditCFB I'll be on RedditCVB's "Ask Me Anything" AMA segment today at 1 PM Eastern Time. Come join us!

— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) September 5, 2013


Space Coyote

September 5th, 2013 at 10:36 AM ^

It's getting his name out there and using all forms of pub for his book. He's been here, Yahoo, news papers, speaking events, Reddit, NPR, and I'm sure places I haven't seen. Really getting it out there to all sorts of possible readers so that you can't miss it.


September 5th, 2013 at 11:35 AM ^

I'm about halfway through the book at the moment and just finished the chapter in which he walks around Ryan Field asking Northwestern fans if they know the names of any star Wildcat players--and then Bacon himself continually refers to Northwestern's running back as "Marc Venric."


September 5th, 2013 at 12:10 PM ^

The Northwestern running back's name is Venric Mark.  First name is Venric, last name is Mark.  Bacon was using "Venric" as the surname.

I like Bacon's stuff and am usually annoyed by people who argue that he lacks credibility due to various insignificant errors they've managed to find.  But to get the player's name wrong in this particular context was kind of a big gaffe.


September 5th, 2013 at 12:53 PM ^

I know he is interviewed a lot when it comes to Michigan football but it was really Bo who did him a favor.

I keep looking at his stuff hoping to find something fresh or unique about Michigan but its the same stories I have heard hundreds of times from other sources.

Feat of Clay

September 5th, 2013 at 3:37 PM ^

The reason I think Bacon is worth reading (and listening to) is that I believe he probably also knows a lot of stories that he isn't telling.  And while you may never pry those out of him, they give him a good perspective on the general topic of college football.

Bando Calrissian

September 5th, 2013 at 3:13 PM ^


From the AMA, this quote from a former MDen employee is a WOW experience for me:

"I worked at the M Den and when DB was going to be there for any kind of event, he wanted us to hide the "Three and Out" books from the shelves."