Announcing: The Postgame Tailgate

September 9, 2009

Hey everyone, it’s Dan, just a quick note: This season I won’t be traveling and doing the Tour Guy series for SI. It’s a long, boring story devoid of any drama, but needless to say that series is probably done with for the foreseeable future. I do love video, though, and I wanted to do a new series this fall, so with that I give you “The Postgame Tailgate,” a new, weekly college football show that will have fun with the news and results of each weekend. The goal is to pump out a new episode each Monday during the . . .

Preseason Countdown: Alabama (6)

September 3, 2009

Throughout August and September we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season.  For the moment, let’s focus our attention on Alabama.  Not on the textbook scandals or dubious fishing trips, though.  Those are none of your concern, OK?  (Thanks.)  We’re talking strictly about the action on the field. First Impressions When Nick Saban bolted for Alabama, you just know that the Crimson Tide would instantly become a perennial contender in the world of college football.  Say what you want about the man, but he is nothing if not an elite football . . .

Preseason Countdown: Ohio State (7)

September 3, 2009

Throughout August and September we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today I do my very best not to make cheap, easy jokes about the Ohio State football program because, really, the Buckeyes are really good, and have been for years. Until big games. Damn, I tried. First Impression While the Ohio State‘s rap is to fold in big games, they probably shouldn’t be known ONLY for that. They routinely dominate their conference, produce NFL draft picks like the Ivy League pumps out Daily Show writers, and are among the . . .

A Double Dose (9/1)

September 1, 2009

Ty and Dan ramp up their efforts in preparation for the start of the college football season by inviting two guests to the program: Rob Moseley from the Eugene Register-Guard to talk Oregon and Anthony Dasher from UGASports.com to discuss Georgia.  Plus, some chit-chat about Rich Rodriguez and Dan’s adventure in the Canadian wilderness. (Episode 55) Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/solidverbal E-mail: [email protected] Voicemail: 206-338-1784 Website: https://146.66.103.97/~solidver

August Countdown: Oklahoma State (10)

September 1, 2009

Throughout August we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, in my return from the Canadian wilderness, I make the proverbial trip to Stillwater to examine why it is that an orange cowboy with a giant head shoots off an annoyingly loud rifle every 19 seconds. I’m told this signifies something good happening, but if you’ve ever seen or heard this, you, like me, have your doubts. First Impression Unless the thought new money in college football bothers you, there’s very little not to like about Oklahoma State. They run . . .