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January 2011

Click Chorus: Jan. 31, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Kansas alum Rob Riggle, who I imagine is excited for long lost brother Bret Bielema's hefty pay increase at Wisconsin. They look very similar … in the faaaaaace!!! Somewhat. ***** • The Senior Bowl happened. If you missed, here's a recap to remind you why it was worth [...]

Rules for the Recruiting Enthusiast

I like recruiting. It feels better once I say it out loud (or type it), especially when it can feel downright dirty as you catch yourself becoming emotionally invested in the questionable decisions of high school seniors. For all the horror stories of otherwise rational (or not) fans that use Facebook (or the 11 that [...]

Signing Day Preview (1/27)

Ty and Dan are joined by Bryan Fischer from CBSSports.com to discuss all the latest recruiting news, National Signing Day, and how to balance bathroom breaks with prospect announcements.

Click Chorus: Jan. 27, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by William and Mary alumnus Patton Oswalt. The Tribe went 8-4 and pretty much run the Colonial Conference. And I think Oswalt is funnier than other Tribe alumnus Mike Tomlin. ***** • CBS's Dennis Dodd thinks, in light of the Iowa hospitalizations, heads should roll in Iowa City. CBS's [...]

Click Chorus: Jan. 26, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Iowa alumnus and Willy Wonka himself, Gene Wilder. As far as I know, Wilder never faced serious workout-related kidney overuse. Damn, now I need some chocolate. ***** • A dozen Iowa players were hospitalized with rhabdomyalysis, a kidney condition that stems from, essentially, working out too much and [...]

Click Chorus: Jan. 25, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Mila Kunis, who was NOT nominated for an Academy Award this morning. This is clearly the next best thing. ***** • Utah State and San Jose State may or may not be joining the Mountain West. Game changer. • Former USC RB Stafon Johnson is suing USC for [...]

Coaches Corner (1/24)

Ty and Dan welcome back Bruce Feldman from ESPN to discuss all the offseason coaching news and his thoughts on Brady Hoke, Mack Brown, Will Muschamp, Rick Neuheisel, and Mike Leach.

Click Chorus: Jan. 24, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Salma Hayek, alum of Universidad Iberoamericana, a school once again completely screwed by the BCS. ***** • The East-West Shrine Game apparently happened. Here are some players that allegedly, even though there's four years of tape on them, improved their stock playing in a haphazard, second-tier all star [...]

VOTE FOR THE VERBIES

Thank you for voting for the 2010-11 Verbies.  We'll announce our winners on January 31st!

Click Chorus, Jan. 21, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Brittany Snow, who is on some new NBC legal show. She has no alma mater. Two strikes, but I'm not sure I care. ***** • CBS's Dennis Dodd profiles the nation's richest non-bowl team. • Ohio State coach Jim Tressel has cred coming out of his vest, yo. [...]

Verbie Nominations (1/20)

Ty and Dan announce the much-awaited 2010-11 Verbie nominees and plow through a loaded Solid Verbal inbox.

Click Chorus: Jan. 20, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Pawnee, Indiana's Ron Swanson. Back tonight! Which reminds me, I need breakfast. ***** • Michigan QB Tate Forcier announced his transfer via Twitter, 140 characters at a time. And the release still isn't nearly as entertaining as his brother's transfer from UCLA. FACT. • Wisconsin may lose their [...]

Click Chorus: Jan. 19, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Lance Armstrong -- (alleged) doping cyclist, (former) Kate Hudson chauffeur, and (current) fan of the Texas Longhorns and, presumably, their new network. ***** • The University of Texas and ESPN will team up for some sort of 20 yr/$300m network. I don't know you fill all that airtime [...]

Click Chorus: Jan. 18, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by University of Arizona graduate Garry Shandling because I just remembered how much I love The Larry Sanders Show, and to a lesser extent The Mike Stoops Show. ANGER!!! ***** • ESPN's CFB bloggers list the top 10 moments from their respective conferences. It's a collection of moments that [...]

Michigan Men (1/17)

Ty and Dan re-examine the Michigan coaching situation, as well as delve into the world of early draft entries and unruly players. Plus, voice messages and an overflowing e-mail inbox.

Click Chorus: Jan. 17, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by January Jones and the Golden Globes. And her appearance at some awards show last night. ***** • LSU coach Les Miles turned downed Michigan for the second time and leveraged the interest to no raise and a smaller buyout. I stopped trying to understand all things LSU a [...]

VIDEO: TSV + Tom Rinaldi on ESPNews

Yesterday, ESPNews's "The Beat" featured our "Dramatic Road to the BCS" video and Tom Rinaldi kindly called in to offer his analysis on our work. Crazy.

Click Chorus: Jan. 14, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by the Iron Sheik, who, until proven otherwise by Nick Fairley, will always be Earth's #1 suplex artist. ***** • Auburn QB Cam Newton is entering the draft, because that's what mercenaries do -- four uniforms in four years. • Michigan QB Denard Robinson is returning to Michigan after [...]

Hello, World (1/13)

Ty and Dan recap their experience at the BCS National Championship and discuss other news, but, most of all, talk about their Tom Rinaldi parody video, which went viral and landed on ESPNews within 24 hours of being released.

Click Chorus: Jan. 13, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Cecil Newton, a beacon of entrepreneurial spirit. I don't like to use the word "hero" often, so I won't here. ***** • An array of hyper-talented players are hanging around college to (most likely) avoid NFL collective bargaining issues. Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd and Oklahoma State WR [...]