Join the Solid Verbal Pick ‘Em Pool!

August 29, 2009

Solid Verballers: There’s still time to join the Solid Verbal Podcast pick ’em pool.  Though our first group filled to capacity, we’ve created a second group to accommodate additional participants.  Think of it as the SEC East vs. the SEC West.  Two divisions, only one Three Wolf Moon / Three Keyboard Cat Moon shirt to go around. To enter, go to Yahoo’s main College Pick ‘Em page and create your entry.  Our group ID is 16196 and our password is solidverbal.  Feel free to invite friends. Good luck! –Ty & Dan

August Countdown: Ole Miss (8)

August 28, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season.  Today, we take a trip to The Grove, a place that boasts pretty girls with southern drawls, sun dresses, and which Dan Rubenstein contends is one of the greatest places on the planet.  We’ll just have to take his word for it. (Photo by Stu in Tuscaloosa) First Impressions In the days leading up to the 2009 college football season, Ole Miss was pegged as this year’s darkhorse contender by a number of experts.  Just a few weeks ago, Phil Steele . . .

Mystery Guest Host (8/27)

August 27, 2009

While Dan is off frolicking in the Canadian wilderness, Ty brings in a witty guest host to take his place and discuss Mitch Mustain’s third string status, Bryce Brown’s eligibility, possible (or make-believe) corruption in the Coaches’ Poll, and the logic behind growing a mustache. Plus, voice messages and e-mails from afar. (Episode 54) Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/solidverbal E-mail: solidverbal@gmail.com Voicemail: 206-338-1784 Website: https://146.66.103.97/~solidver

August Countdown: Penn State (9)

August 25, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season.  Today, we take a stroll up College Avenue, stop by for a cone of Peachy Paterno, visit with the crazies at Paternoville, and close out the night with some ponies at the Rathskellar. That’s right, boys and girls… WE ARE… PENN STATE! First Impressions It’s 8:00 AM on a football Saturday.  You need only listen to the hustle and bustle of downtown State College to understand the electricity surrounding Penn State football.  Close your eyes and listen; the sounds of the . . .

Lou Holtz: College Football Prophet (8/24)

August 24, 2009

Ty and Dan discuss the latest predictions by Lou Holtz, the curious three-quarterback set at Michigan, Julio Jones’ fishing trip and USC’s practice regimens. Plus, drunken voice messages! Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/solidverbal E-mail: solidverbal@gmail.com Voicemail: 206-338-1784 Website: https://146.66.103.97/~solidver *To enter the Solid Verbal’s pick ’em pool, follow this link (http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/college) and use group ID # 7669 with a password of “solidverbal” *

August Countdown: Boise State (11)

August 24, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we trek into the Treasure Valley to examine Boise State. Don’t worry, I brought finger steaks from Buster’s, an ice cream potato from the Westside Drive-In, and my giant block of ice to slide down the hill next to the JR Simplot manor. How’s that for local references, Idahoans? First Impression Until a rogue safety throws his shoulder into your defenseless quarterback’s chin, it’s pretty impossible not to like the Boise State Broncos story. There’s the Fiesta Bowl, the innovative, . . .

August Countdown: LSU (12)

August 21, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we venture deep into the bayou, where beads are like currency, Nick Saban is the enemy, and purple and yellow is an acceptable color combination at social gatherings. First Impressions Les Miles is the kind of guy that doubles-down on every single hand of blackjack.  If he wins, he celebrates like a teenager after his first beer buzz.  If he loses, well, then you don’t want to be the dealer. Miles has brought this mentality to Baton Rouge — a . . .

Big Eastin’ It with David Fox

August 21, 2009

Ty and Dan talk with David Fox from Rivals.com about the Big East’s national profile, the impact of Greg Paulus on Syracuse’s football team, the trajectory of the West Virginia program, and the impact fantasy players in the conference. Plus, multiple voice messages and a MONSTER mailbag to help kill your Friday in celebration of the Solid Verbal being spotlighted by iTunes! (Episode 53) Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/solidverbal E-mail: solidverbal@gmail.com Voicemail: 206-338-1784 Website: https://146.66.103.97/~solidver

August Countdown: California (13)

August 20, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we break out the pachouli oil, impressive SAT scores, and our loudest protest bullhorns as we take a seat on Tightwad Hill to catch a glance at this year’s Cal Bears squad. Somewhere, Adam Duritz is totally feeling our vibe.                        First Impression Cal is and should always be a good football school. There’s a good amount of talent in Northern California and a great amount in Southern California. The . . .