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Thanksgiving Eve (11/27)

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Ty and Dan to make their picks for a long list of rivalry games in Week 14, including the Iron Bowl, the Egg Bowl, the Civil War, and Ohio State-Michigan, before devolving into an in-depth conversation about Thanksgiving side dishes.

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Opposite Day (11/24)

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Ty and Dan review road losses by Baylor and Oregon, Will Muschamp’s terrible loss to FCS Georgia Southern, the leading contenders for the Heisman Trophy, and a weekend filled with body bag games.  Plus, a Patriot League rundown and R. Kelly.

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Tire Fire Alert: Week 13

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The finish line is in sight, folks. Each week the stakes get higher as the BCS picture and conference races come into clear view. Fortunately, for our purposes, that also means lots of low/no-stakes matches on the other end of the spectrum. This week, we have a positively putrid match at the bottom of the Big 12, as well as a slew of “body bag” games with the big boys that ain’t nobody got time for. Which is why we’re here: to inform. Here is the the blazing tire heap for week 13.

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The Fleming System: Undefeated Teams and Week 13 Rankings

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As we wind down toward December, the top of the rankings are really taking shape.  But unlike previous years, there is a mathematical (and very real) possibility of ending the regular season with as many as six undefeated teams.  Of course, nothing is a given.

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Lucky 13 (11/20)

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Ty and Dan debate the merits of AJ McCarron, the strength of the Oklahoma State defense, and the outcome of the historic Lehigh-Lafayette rivalry.  Plus, a detailed rundown of the most relevant action in Week 13 and Johnny Manziel’s chances of winning another Heisman Trophy.

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The Big Picture (11/17)

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Ty and Dan examine how college football’s Week 12 impacts the BCS Title picture and discuss the effect of Duke’s win over Miami, USC’s upset of Stanford, and Baylor’s triumph over first quarter adversity.  Plus, a wild win for Auburn, a song for Seven Win Steve Sarkisian, Aaron Murray in a losing effort, and a vibrant batch of Reverbs.

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Tire Fire Alert: Week 12

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We’re back, boys and girls, for another installment of Tire Fires. This week, we have some really dismal units just waiting to get tossed into a trash heap and burned at 1,000 degrees. As the year begins to wind down, we’ve got three teams that have gone from bad to burning-Kuwaiti-tire awful. One thing fans of all three of these teams can hang their hats on: the basketball season is underway. Though, it must be tough to ignore the wretched fumes emitting from the football stadium. Grab a clothespin and let’s hit it.

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Quadruple Barrel (11/13)

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Ty and Dan delve into a sneaky good slate of Week 12 games as well as the the e-mail inbox while making their multiple barreled locks of the week.  Also, proposed teambuilding activities at the first Playoff Committee meeting and a special visit from Mama Hildenbrandt, who picks some winners and rants on Urban Meyer and Miranda Lambert.

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Misery Loves Company (11/10)

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Ty and Dan discuss Oregon’s perceived “Stanford Problem”, Baylor’s defensive performance against Oklahoma, Alabama’s continued dominance, and Florida State’s strength of schedule.  Plus, a spirited batch of Reverbs and sitcoms as a metaphor for college football programs.

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Bear Traps (11/6)

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Ty and Dan discuss their Baylor skepticism and Oregon optimism while reiterating Alabama’s dominance and making their locks for Week 11.  Plus, another Patriot League Lightning Round and a random power ranking of bear mascots in college football.

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Oklahoma-Baylor: It’s About To Get Weird

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The Baylor Bears have left a trail of scorched earth in their wake through the first seven games of the 2013 season. They’re outgaining opponents by a staggering 400 yards of total offense per game, translating into an average margin of victory of 48 points. They’ve done that while sitting stars such as quarterback Bryce Petty and running back Lache Seastrunk for long stretches at the end of lopsided blowouts.

Those big numbers derive from Baylor coach Art Briles’ relentless brand of football. His team operates at a breakneck offensive pace and stretches defenses both horizontally and vertically with a big-armed quarterback and an armada of weapons at the skill positions. Defensively, the Bears thrive on big plays against opponents who are struggling to keep up. It’s like watching a positive feedback loop in motion, and it just keeps putting points on Baylor’s side of the scoreboard.

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No Bones About It (11/3)

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Ty and Dan recap Florida State’s awesome showing against Miami, Michigan State’s dominant performance against Michigan, and Ohio State’s style points against Purdue.  Plus, a legendary second half for gamblers at the Cocktail Party, Notre Dame’s trouble with Navy, Mauktoberfest in November and a realistic question of whether anyone watches “Bones”.