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August 2009

Join the Solid Verbal Pick ‘Em Pool!

Solid Verballers: There's still time to join the Solid Verbal Podcast pick 'em pool.  Though our first group filled to capacity, we've created a second group to accommodate additional participants.  Think of it as the SEC East vs. the SEC West.  Two divisions, only one Three Wolf Moon / Three Keyboard Cat Moon shirt to [...]

August Countdown: Ole Miss (8)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season.  Today, we take a trip to The Grove, a place that boasts pretty girls with southern drawls, sun dresses, and which Dan Rubenstein contends is one of the greatest places on the planet.  We'll just have [...]

Mystery Guest Host (8/27)

While Dan is off frolicking in the Canadian wilderness, Ty brings in a witty guest host to take his place and discuss Mitch Mustain's third string status, Bryce Brown's eligibility, possible (or make-believe) corruption in the Coaches' Poll, and the logic behind growing a mustache. Plus, voice messages and e-mails from afar. (Episode 54) Subscribe: [...]

August Countdown: Penn State (9)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season.  Today, we take a stroll up College Avenue, stop by for a cone of Peachy Paterno, visit with the crazies at Paternoville, and close out the night with some ponies at the Rathskellar. That's right, boys [...]

Lou Holtz: College Football Prophet (8/24)

Ty and Dan discuss the latest predictions by Lou Holtz, the curious three-quarterback set at Michigan, Julio Jones' fishing trip and USC's practice regimens. Plus, drunken voice messages! Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/solidverbal E-mail: solidverbal@gmail.com Voicemail: 206-338-1784 Website: http://www.solidverbal.com *To enter the Solid Verbal's pick 'em pool, follow this link (http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/college) and use group ID # 7669 with [...]

August Countdown: Boise State (11)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we trek into the Treasure Valley to examine Boise State. Don't worry, I brought finger steaks from Buster's, an ice cream potato from the Westside Drive-In, and my giant block of ice to slide down [...]

August Countdown: LSU (12)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we venture deep into the bayou, where beads are like currency, Nick Saban is the enemy, and purple and yellow is an acceptable color combination at social gatherings. First Impressions Les Miles is the kind [...]

Big Eastin’ It with David Fox

Ty and Dan talk with David Fox from Rivals.com about the Big East's national profile, the impact of Greg Paulus on Syracuse's football team, the trajectory of the West Virginia program, and the impact fantasy players in the conference. Plus, multiple voice messages and a MONSTER mailbag to help kill your Friday in celebration of [...]

August Countdown: California (13)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we break out the pachouli oil, impressive SAT scores, and our loudest protest bullhorns as we take a seat on Tightwad Hill to catch a glance at this year's Cal Bears squad. Somewhere, Adam Duritz [...]

August Countdown: Georgia (14)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season.  Today, we travel deep within SEC territory to Athens, Georgia, a place that hates Ty Hildenbrandt and will have its opportunity to seek barbaric revenge when he visits on September 26th. First Impressions Two seasons ago, [...]

Jed Williams: An ACC Machine (8/18)

Ty and Dan welcome in the fabulous Jed Williams from ACCSports.com and ACC Sports Journal Magazine to help preview the 2009 ACC football season. Plus, voice messages, e-mails, instructions for joining the pick 'em pool, and some introduction for Thursday's show. (Episode 52). Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/solidverbal E-mail: solidverbal@gmail.com Voicemail: 206-338-1784 Website: http://www.solidverbal.com

August Countdown: Oregon (15)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, I will be insufferable and go into way too much detail about the Oregon Ducks. Our uniforms are bright, our mascot picks fights, and our cheerleaders are better looking than yours. See, I'm insufferable already.  [...]

August Countdown: Georgia Tech (16)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, travel to beautiful Atlanta, GA, which boasts the Georgia Dome, bad traffic, five Waffle House establishments, and a college with the best-looking, insect-related mascot in FBS college football.  That's saying something. First Impresions While the [...]

Fantasy Land (8/14)

Ty and Dan recap their college fantasy football draft and discuss how it differs from more conventional fantasy leagues.  Plus, SI.com's Stewart Mandel stops by to chat about the Coaches' Poll, USC's potential QB controversy, and which coach he'd pick to give a best man's speech.  And, of course, your wacky e-mail messages.  (Episode #51) [...]

August Countdown: Florida State (17)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we cut up our t-shirts and don cowgirl hats to celebrate all things Seminole. Luckily, Chief Osceola had this very image in mind when he fought for the freedom and safety of his people in the mid 1830s. Wooooo!!! [...]

August Countdown: Notre Dame (18)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we travel (figuratively) to South Bend, Indiana, to preview the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.  Seeing as how this write-up was authored by Notre Dame fan extraordinaire Ty Hildenbrandt, you should expect a heavily biased and [...]

August Countdown: Nebraska (19)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. With today's team being Nebraska, we're inundated with blackshirts, corn, and the nicest fans in college football. The state is also known for Bright Eyes, serving as an "undisclosed location" for George W. Bush, and its state [...]

August Countdown: TCU (20)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today we strap on our spurs and travel to Forth Worth, TX to talk about a college that may or may not have actual horned frogs roaming the premises, but whose website definitely has a picture [...]

August Countdown: North Carolina (21)

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today we climb the Chapel Hill and take a closer look at North Carolina. Fun fact: notable UNC alumni include Dan Cortese, Andy Griffith, and Dr. Ken Jeong.            First Impressions To [...]

Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode 50 – Part 2

Ty and Dan bring back Clay Travis to talk about various topics around the world of college football, as well as his new book On Rocky Top.  Plus, West Coast Kevin drops by Solid Verbal Studio West to react to e-mails and celebrate the 50th show. Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/solidverbal E-mail: solidverbal@gmail.com Voicemail: 206-338-1784 Website: http://www.solidverbal.com