Get Off The Bus (9/29)
Ty and Dan break down the sudden firing of Lane Kiffin at USC and offer guesses at the next head coach in Los Angeles. Plus, a full rundown of all the week’s relevant action, from the shootout between LSU and Georgia to Alabama’s dominance over Ole Miss, and your Week Five Reverbs.
Bortle Kombat (9/25)
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.
The Reverb Index: Week Four
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.
Weak Four (9/22)
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 Index: Week Two and Week Three
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.
Tire Fire Alert: Week Four
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, . . .
Easy Call: Week 4
College football week four lines are difficult this week, thanks to some down matchups, but Dan Rubenstein decides to head to Van Horn in Brooklyn for their famous Southern fried chicken and fried fish sandwiches to break down the action. Also, life changing mac and cheese in stunning 1080p HD is a thing.
Slow and Steady Pounding (9/18)
Ty and Dan make their picks for an underwhelming slate of games in college football’s fourth week, discuss the Bruce Feldman Body Blow Theory, and talk about Bo Pelini’s angry rant. Plus, an uncomfortable game of F-Marry-Kill with Lane Kiffin, Nick Saban and Randy Edsall.
The Alabama-Texas A&M Running Diary: Part II
CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY’S FIRST HALF DIARY… 5:42 – We have a second half kickoff! Texas A&M has some work to do. 5:45 – Alabama just went three-and-out after McCarron overthrew a wide open receiver over the middle. I’m torn on how I feel about McCarron as a pro prospect. On one hand, he’s lost only twice over his career and has two BCS championship rings. On the other, well, that was a bad throw he just made. I feel the exact same way about McCarron as I did Greg McElroy, even though I know McCarron has more physical tools.