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April 2011

The 2011 NFL Draft Diary

In case you didn’t know, the much-awaited Fast Five hits the box office this weekend.  Kind of astounding when you realize they actually made a fifth, almost like it was part of a dare or something.  Of course, the great irony here is that nobody didn’t know about this picture.  You couldn’t turn on your [...]

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Click Chorus: Apr. 28, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Kristen Wiig, who stars in "Bridesmaids," her comedy debut. After so many years on SNL, it's clear she was ready for a change in genre. ***** • The Wall Street Journal breaks down the success of first round NFL Draft picks. It all makes so much sense. • [...]

Jon Gruden QB Camp: Little Giants

In 1994, Ryan Mallett and Jake Locker were football doubles in a major film. This is their story.

Draft Grades (4/26)

Ty and Dan are joined by Greg Cox from WalterFootball.com to discuss the quarterback quandaries, positional depth, evaluation processes, and surprises associated with the 2011 NFL Draft.  

Click Chorus: Apr. 26, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by ESPN's most famous community college attendee/draft analyst, Mel Kiper Jr. I can't pinpoint exactly what he does well or accurately, but he certainly, well, exists. ***** • The Fiesta Bowl's eligibility is being reviewed by an 11 member NCAA panel. Nine of those members went on a Fiesta [...]

Draft Week (4/25)

Ty and Dan are joined by ESPNU's David Pollack to discuss first-hand draft experiences, scouting combines, QB projections, and racquetball against Mark Richt.  Plus, the breaking news about Ohio State's Notice of Allegations and Verballer e-mails.  

Click Chorus: Apr. 25, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Hugh Grant, Oxford graduate. He is awarded this honor because apparently, two important people are getting married in England this week. Also, Grant is foppish. I think somebody actually invented the word "foppish" to describe Grant. ***** • Ohio State officially received its notice of allegations from the [...]

Three for the Show: The Highlights

Earlier today, I finished watching my DVR'd copy of Three for the Show (Pt 1), ESPN's latest Year of the Quarterback installment, and it was quite good. And yes, I mean that on every conceivable level. These are my insta-reactions (in no particular order) to the behind-the-scenes look at Cam Newton, Jake Locker, and Tyrod [...]

Click Chorus: Apr. 22, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by UCSB graduate Dan Harmon, creator of Community, which made me laugh more than anything else did last night. It's gotten unbearably easy to make it into this spot. Oh well. ***** • Toomer's Corner poisoner Harvey Updyke was attacked a couple of days ago after a hearing, so [...]

Trojan Ends (4/21)

Ty and Dan talk with Ryan Abraham about Matt Barkley's progression, the good side of Lane Kiffin, USC's football facilities, and wild trysts atop tall buildings.  Plus, Stewart Mandel lays the lumber to a Verballer voicemailer.

Click Chorus: Apr. 21, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by the excellent Aisha Tyler, Dartmouth graduate and Archer (season finale tonight) voicestress. ***** • UMass is joining the MAC. Forget everything you know. • CBS's Tony Barnhart eulogizes the great career of legendary UNC broadcaster Woody Durham. No snark here -- very little in sports is ever cooler [...]

Click Chorus: Apr. 20, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Columbia alum Art Garfunkel. Why? Just look at him. He's Art Garfunkel, damnit. ***** • Ohio State AD Gene Smith talks about his "nightmare" situation with Jim Tressel. • CBS's Tony Barnhart has ten burning SEC questions. If the burning continues tomorrow morning for Mr. Barnhart, I recommend [...]

Show Business (4/19)

Ty and Dan are joined by John Ourand from Sports Business Journal to discuss monster television deals in college football, increasing demand for live sports programming, the profitability of bowl games, and the strategy behind going/staying Independent.  Plus, Verballer voice messages, e-mails, and much more.

Click Chorus: Apr. 19, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Marlo Stanfield, whose name is his name. If any college football coach yelled that at the end of an angry press conference, I think I'd abandon all Oregon loyalty and shift my allegiance immediately. ***** • Notre Dame reached its own conclusions in their internal report regarding the [...]

Click Chorus: Apr. 15, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Danny Pudi, whose Abed "character" admirably (and scientifically) calculated who was indeed the boss on "Who's the Boss on last night's Community. Play on, player. Play on. ***** • The Pac-12 is having discussions with Fox, ESPN, NBC/Comcast, and Turner, with a figure of $2.3 buh-buh-billion dollars being [...]

Behind the Numbers (4/14)

Ty and Dan talk with Bill Connelly from FootballStudyHall.com (among others) about the value of advanced statistics in college football, measuring coaching ability, offensive variability across college football, and the challenges associated with translating complex metrics into common English.

Click Chorus: Apr. 14, 2011

Today's Chorus is brought to you by Kate Upton because, damnit, she Dougies for Arash Markazi. And appears on Jimmy Traina's podcast. And looks like Kate Upton. ***** • Former Auburn OL Chaz Ramsey, who was interviewed on the HBO special about money and NCAA athletes, will speak to the NCAA about his allegations of [...]

North Korea’s First CFB Broadcast

We stumbled upon the very first North Korean broadcast of a college football game, and it happens to be the 2010 Oklahoma/Oklahoma State game. Don't be alarmed by the censorship, propaganda, or production value ... it's still football! (Note: The translation is literal and must be almost completely incorrect.) Enjoy!

Quack Attack (4/11)

Ty and Dan talk with Rob Moseley from the Eugene Register-Guard about hangover effects after losing to Auburn, stigmas surrounding Chip Kelly's offense, expectations for the offensive line, and Oregon's chances of getting back to the BCS Championship.  Plus, Verballer e-mails and the triumphant return of Gentle Ben.