Orlando Touchdown Club
Are you ready for football and good times?
The Orlando TD Club is the place to be for terrific college FB talk, great speakers, superb food and numerous and new people you will want to get to know.
We begin our fall season on Monday, Sept. 12 with a good friend and amazing speaker, Tom Luginbill of ESPN. Next is the superb college writer from the Tampa Bay Times, Matt Baker, followed by Andy Staples of The Athletic. Later that fall we'll see Coach Houston Nutt from CBS Sports, Andrea Adelson from ESPN and Charles Davis from CBS Sports. Our season ends on Jan. 16 when Tony Barnhart, "Mr. College Football," will be wth us one week after the National Champions are crowned! If you're looking to make plenty of new friends and contacts, OUR group, the Orlando TD Club, is "who" you will want to be with.
Please let us know if you'd like to be a member or a guest. Membership for the entire year - 8 dinner meetings - is $375 and guest fees for any meeting will be $50. Here is an incentive; come as a guest and if you enjoy your evening and wish to join for the year, your $50 will be applied towards a full year's membership! ALSO, bring a NEW member or two with you and you get $50 credit for each new member when you sign up yourself!
As of now, here is our fall 2022 schedule:
Mon, Sept. 12 Tom Luginbill of ESPN
Mon, Sept. 26 Matt Baker, college FB writer for the Tampa Bay Times
Mon, Oct. 10 Andy Staples from The Athletic
Mon, Oct. 24
Mon, Nov. 7 Houston Nutt, CBS College Sports commentator
Mon, Nov. 21 Andrea Adelson of ESPN
Mon, Dec. 5 Charles Davis, NFL analyst from CBS Sports
Mon, Jan. 16 Tony Barnhart, "Mr. College Football" returns!
To RSVP for any meeting OR should you have a question or a comment, please reach out to Gig Sineni at GLSineni@gmail.com.
In our rich history as a club, we have already had Steve Spurrier (twice), Lee Corso, (numerous times in the past) Stan Van Gundy, Lou Holtz and the late, great Bobby Bowden. Considering we had Gus Malzahn in 2021 and just had Sam Pittman in May, we will always give you wonderful speakers and great value for your membership!
But there's more! Along with a super good speaker at every dinner meeting, we always give you FIVE terrific personalities in
Mike Bianchi, Marc Daniels, Steve Gunter, Thomas Tart and Dan LaForest. That's a lot of entertainment! Plus you always get a wonderful buffet meal coutesy of Steve Gunter included too.
Mike Bianchi, our popular MC, is not only the top sports columnist for The Orlando Sentinel, he's the host of his own daily radio show on "96.9 The Game." And lucky for us, Mike gives us his own college FB commentary at every meeting.
Marc Daniels, the wonderful radio voice of the UCF Knights and also the popular mid morning host with "96.9 The Game," delivers a fabulous UCF report at every meeting that excites our growing UCF membership.
Steve Gunter, the terrific host and owner of the Tap Room, always provides a great welcome, a story and a funny SEC video before each meeting.
And of course, no dinner meeting can be complete without a terrific history lesson and prayer from Thomas Tart, our club historian.
Come and enjoy Dan LaForest each week as he shows us great videos and allows us to meet the Orange and Seminole Co high school players of the week. And that includes our TWO Orlando TD Club/Coach Ed Kershner Players of the Year who will be honored on Dec. 5 along with our Coach of the Year!
Our location for all TD Club dinner meetings is the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom, next door to The Tap Room, just off Par St. and I-4. And yes, not only is it a great venue to host a meeting, The Tap Room is a fabulous place to have lunch and dinner at!
WHO is your favorite college team? Whoever it is, you'll have plenty of company! All Gators, Knights, 'Noles, Irish, Vols, 'Canes, Dawgs, Tigers, Wolverines, 'Heels, Trojans, Lions, VA Cavaliers and heck, even all Buckeyes and 'Bama people are welcome at our club too.
All dinner meetings are held inside the "Historic Dubsdread Ballroom," next to The Tap Room restaurant. With a full staff of wonderful people and great food at every meeting, THIS is the place to be!
549 W Par Street
Orlando, FL 32804
5:00 PM Check in and cocktails.
5:35 Welcome from Gig Sineni
5:40 Steve Gunter and Thomas Tart
6:25 Meeting begins with Mike Bianchi as our MC. Marc Daniels follows Mike and we also have the Skill Game with Phil D'Aniello and a great high school report from Dan LaForest. We'll be done and on our way home by 8:00!