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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”.

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Tire Fire Alert: Week 10

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We’re back for another installment of  Tire Fires: showcasing the awful, the hot and the sticky of college football. It’s slim pickins’ this week, both in good games and obvious beat downs. Luckily I’ve been at this for a few weeks, so I know where to to find fire. Let’s begin.

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One of the strengths of a computer rating system is the uniform application of criteria in the ranking of teams.  However, that can also be one of the weaknesses.  One potentially deceptive aspect of computer rankings manifests itself in the calculation of the strength of schedule.  What exactly does “strength of schedule” mean?

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Hildenpants (10/30)

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Ty and Dan walk through a handful of rivalries, from Miami-Florida State to Florida-Georgia, and make their locks for college football’s Week 10.  Plus, a quick debate about Missouri’s bounceback abilities, a handful of reasons to buy Michigan State, and a special (pants-themed) fundraiser for Operation Warm.

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Doink (10/27)

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Ty and Dan break down Missouri’s heartbreaking loss, Miami’s near-miss, Texas’s under-the-radar victory, Ohio State’s onside kick, and a slew of blowouts around college football.  Plus, your Week 9 Reverbs.