During football season in College Park, MD, it always rains. A lot. It’s an autumnal rite of passage for Terps fans and a dreary reminder of Maryland’s pecking order in the college football world. If you can’t handle the rain, then you certainly won’t be able to stomach the game.
On this week’s Easy Call, Dan Rubenstein breaks down the week’s biggest games — UCLA/Oregon, Texas Tech/Oklahoma, South Carolina/Missouri, Stanford/Oregon State, and Penn State/Ohio State all at Bark in Brooklyn, showing off some beautiful hot dogs and burgers.
As its name implies, The College Football Data Warehouse, maintained by David DeLassus, keeps a myriad of information about college football. Some years back, I found that among “national championships”, the list of “selectors” included my own Fleming System. I certainly don’t offer a trophy to the team that ends up on top of my ratings at the end of the season—I’m just a schmoe with a computer. And as a college football fan, I don’t even always believe that the team on top deserves the accolades of “national champion”. But such are the underpinnings of the most interesting of discussions over a few beverages at the local establishment where such discussions take place.
Ty and Dan debate the merits of the Missouri Tigers, discuss the possibilities of a Saturday Clemsoning, and dissect UCLA’s chances against Oregon while making their picks for college football’s ninth week. Plus, a Patriot League Lightning Round, an official nickname for Texas Tech’s Davis Webb, and how college football kickoffs relate to R. Kelly’s time system.
During the craziness of college football’s eighth week, Verballers left more messages than ever before. Since we ran out of time and couldn’t work these into our Sunday show, we threw together an extended dose of Reverbs as a separate download: