Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode #9 (10/16/2008)

October 16, 2008

Ty and Dan are joined by SI.com’s Stewart Mandel to talk about crazy Georgia football fans, the wackiness of Mike Gundy, and the allure of Abbie Boudreau.  Plus, the trio talks about: The Jean Skirt Phenomenon of Columbia, Missouri The resignation of Tommy Bowden from Clemson The Red River Rivalry What it’s like voting in AP Polls Joe Paterno’s current status at Penn State Upcoming games The upcoming Solid Verbal Combine E-mail the show at solidverbal@gmail.com

Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode #8 (10/10/2008)

October 9, 2008

Ty and Dan discuss the demise of Tony Franklin as Auburn offensive coordinator as well as a host of other hard-hitting issues, such as: The tailgating / sun dress scene in Morgantown, WV and lack of little brown jugs Preparations for the Solid Verbal Combine USC’s shellacking of Oregon on Saturday night The wonders of NCAA ’09 and how it is ruining their lives The strange lack of respect for the Big 12 and the Red River Shootout Picks for this week’s games, against the spread, that are doomed to fail E-mail the show at solidverbal@gmail.com or call and leave . . .

Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode #6 (9/25/2008)

September 25, 2008

Ty and Dan are joined by Andy Gray, their former boss and mentor at SIOnCampus.com, and chat about the atmosphere at Sports Illustrated headquarters, the social perks of working for a beacon of sports journalism, and the honor of being the first ever call-in guest to the Solid Verbal Podcast. Plus: The continued doom and gloom of the Oregon Quarterback Curse Dating advice from Mike Leach The Solid Verbal Podcast’s first superfan Getting snubbed by Phil Steele And much much more! E-mail the show at solidverbal@gmail.com or leave a voice message at 206-426-3252.

Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode #5 (9/17/2008)

September 17, 2008

Ty and Dan ponder a USC-Ohio State game without a Beanie Wells injury and assert that Ohio State should no longer be allowed in a BCS Title game. Plus, the duo talks about… Dan’s muddy trip to Iowa City and his subpar experience outside Kinnick Stadium The illustrious “Phil Steele Threshold” Auburn’s soccer-style victory over Mississippi State The curse of the Oregon Quarterback and how Oregon alums are preparing themselves accordingly for possible knee injuries The Pac-10’s choke job against the Mountain West Conference Predictions for the week ahead E-mail the show inbox at solidverbal@gmail.com or leave us a voice . . .

Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode #4 (9/11/2008)

September 11, 2008

Ty and Dan inch ever-so-close to the elusive “Phil Steele Threshold” of 25 subscribers while talking about a wide array of random topics, including: Dan’s trip to The Swamp in Gainesville, FL and his impressions of seeing Tim Tebow up close Ty’s attempt at the Brent Musburger Drinking Game Jimmy Clausen’s ridiculous, Shawn Michaels-style haircut The Lou Holtz “I Have A Dream” Scenario of East Carolina vs. Notre Dame for the BCS title Bill Stewart compared to Russell Brand The Jake Locker Controversy compared to the Knowshon Moreno Highlight Controversy Thoughts on calling star quarterbacks and leaving them threatening messages . . .

Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode #3 (9/4/2008)

September 4, 2008

Ty and Dan return from their trips to Charlottesville and Oxford, respectively, and discuss a number of essential topics, from the low-intensity vibe of the Virginia faithful to the aesthetically pleasing “Grove” of Ole Miss.  Plus, the tandem tackles other topics, including: Phil Steele’s continued dominance in the college football prognosticating industry Central Florida referring reporters to a phone sex line instead of a George O’Leary press conference Clemson and it’s yearly egg-laying ritual; this time, against Alabama The curse of the Oregon quarterback Ty’s evolving reputation as Penn State alum The podcast’s onward march towards uncertain fame E-mail the . . .

Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode 2 (8/29/2008)

August 29, 2008

Ty and Dan grapple with a variety of hard-hitting college football issues while battling debilitating technical issues: Dan’s trip into Gustav threatened Mississippi; Ty’s trip to “wine and cheese” country Oregon’s Nate Costa and his bum knee Penn State’s curious passing routes and rabid tailgates An eerie comparison between football guru Phil Steele and Lexington Steele Sleepers and busts for the coming season Quasi-previews of this week’s big games E-mail the show with your thoughts: solidverbal@gmail.com (Please excuse our dust while we hone in our sound equipment.)

Inaugural Episode

August 27, 2008

In their inaugural show, SI.com colleagues Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein riff about a wild variety of college football topics, including: — Phil Steele’s unhealthy prognosticating skills — Lou Holtz’s goofy “pep talks” on ESPN and overrating of Notre Dame — Bubb Rubb’s random appearance in a national televised commercial for NCAA ’09 — Oregon’s uniforms and 2008-09 team — The best looking campuses in America — The awe-inspiring “Spread HD” offense invented by Penn State’s Jay Paterno — Tim Tebow being snubbed of a 100 rating in video games — The general awkwardness of doing a 50-minute podcast with . . .