Ty and Dan deliberate over Stanford’s let-down-look-ahead sandwich, LSU’s road test at Georgia, Ohio State’s “Kenny G” conundrum, and the Oklahoma “wild card” factor. Plus, a healthy discussion about Blake Bortles’ girlfriend and Ty’s affinity for Ole Miss.
Week Four of the college football season did not phase the Reverb line (408-VERBAL1). Indeed, the phones continued to ring; however, moods began to wear a little thin.
As you can see in the chart below, callers are slowly becoming more downtrodden. Last week, 45.9-percent of Verbalers called to vent their frustrations. It’s the highest we’ve seen so far. Despite this rise in negativity, most of you (54.1-percent to be exact), were content with what you saw on the gridiron this weekend.
Ty and Dan review Stanford’s dominance over Arizona State, Michigan State’s offensive woes, Michigan’s scare at UConn, and Thursday night’s near-Clemsoning. Plus, Week Four Reverbs and Maryland football fever.
The Reverb Line is flourishing. And surprisingly upbeat.
As you can see from the following chart, while the majority of callers remained generally in a good mood, there was a decline from Week One’s 66-percent to Week Two’s 58-percent. Week Three saw moods hold steady with nearly 59-percent of callers generally upbeat about the weekend’s events. Further, in Week Two only about 17-percent of you were drunk when you called in. Week Three had even less, as about 11-percent of you sounded audibly intoxicated. I have to say, I remain underwhelmed in this area.
Over the past few seasons, The Solid Verbal has spoken, retroactively, about the most egregious weekly performances in the world of college football. These lowlights, referenced lovingly as “tire fires”, have become a regular part of the podcast, as well as the sport’s lexicon. In late 2011, EA Sports felt compelled to add a “Tire Fire Offense” badge to its NCAA 12 video game, offering a small pat on the back to gamers with poor offensive aptitude. In real college football, though, tire fires should never be considered notable or noble achievements. Fans around the country, from Iowa to… Iowa, need some forewarning in order to steer clear, or at least stock up on flame retardant gear. Thankfully, as technology has advanced, so has our ability to spot danger well in advance. Starting today, you’re officially on notice…
The Week Four schedule is a tire fire. Plain and simple. There’s only one matchup between ranked teams (Arizona State at Stanford) and a whole host of others with blowout potential written all over them. If you’re into the repugnant, then this weekend is one for you. I’ve taken care to dig through the mound of tires that is this weekend’s college football games to find the most flammable. Keep your distance, but let’s check them out…