AUGUST 27, 2018

Listening Guide for The Perfect Wave - a podcast documentary on the 1998 Tulane Green Wave

A "Making Of" look at what it takes to build a perfect team

By JP Gooderham

This summer, Fear the Wave has launched a project to tell the story of the 1998 Tulane Green Wave as the team reaches the 20th anniversary of its historic season.

After 12 hours of interviews, which included:
- Coach Tommy Bowden
- Offensive Coordinator Rich Rodriguez
- QB Shaun King
- QB Jeff Curtis
- OL Jimmy Ordeneaux
- OL Jerry Godfrey
- OL Bernard Robertson
- K Brad Palazzo
- OL Corey Sewell
- Sportscaster Ed Daniels

The series is being released on all podcast apps for download. If you want to sample the show or listen without downloading anything, you can find streams of the six major episodes below (with a new Chapter coming out each week).

We are releasing each episode a week early on our new Storyboard Podcasts app in the iPhone app store for All Access subscribers. For $2.99 a month, you will get these episodes early, we'll send you a FTW sticker as a thank you, and you will unlock additional bonus content, like our weekly Practice Reports.

Chapter 1: From Buddy to Bowden

Tulane makes a coaching change when Buddy Teevens' era concludes and Tommy Bowden comes to Uptown.

Players see the bar raised, as they learn that being competitive is not enough to earn the respect of the new coaching staff.

This Chapter follows the team's progress in Coach Bowden's first year en route to a 7-4 season.

Chapter 2: Camp Covington

After being denied a bowl game despite breaking the Green Wave's streak of losing seasons, the team comes to Covington, LA eager to prove themselves.

The Green Wave faces adversity as several key players see their status up in the air due to academic issues, while newcomers are forced to fill big shoes.

The team leaves camp to play Cincinnati and open the 1998 season.

Chapter 3: There was Bad Blood with Southern Miss

Chapter 3 brings us to the first game action of 1998, as the Wave heads to Cincinnati and sees their hard work pay off.

This episode concludes with a deep dive into the monumental showdown in the Superdown with defending conference champion Southern Miss, when injured star quarterback Shaun King and backup Jeff Curtis would make an impact for the Wave to stay perfect.