Episode Description

In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan round out their CFB (Minor) Grievances Bracket with 32 suggestions from the Verballerhood. From overbearing commercial sequences to misleading game times, soul-crushing flags, and panic-inducing graphics, an honest discussion about the small elements of college football that drive us crazy. Can any items from the Verballer Regions supplant the winner from the Ty and Dan Regions on our previous episode?

Listen to Part 1 here.

WELCOME TO THE SOLID VERBAL.

THE SOLID VERBAL.

COME AFTER ME!

I’M A MAN!

I’M 40!

I’VE HEARD SO MANY PLAYERS SAY, “WELL, I WANT TO BE HAPPY.”

YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY FOR A DAY?

EAT A STEAK.

IT’S THAT WOO WOO!

AND NOW, DAN AND TY.

WELCOME BACK TO THE SOLID VERBAL, BOYS AND GIRLS.

MY NAME IS TY HILDENBRANDT.

I AM JOINED, AS ALWAYS, BY THE MAN, THE MYTH.

NOW BACK IN THE HEART OF THE MIDWEST, DAN RUBENSTEIN.

SIR, WELCOME BACK HOME.

WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.

HOW GOES IT, MY FRIEND?

PRETTY GOOD.

THIS IS HOW OUT OF PRACTICE I AM AFTER NOT RECORDING WITH YOU FOR A WEEK.

LITERALLY JUST SEVEN DAYS OF NOT RECORDING.

I WAS HUNGRY FOR A SNACK BEFORE WE STARTED.

I SAID, I’M GOING TO GET A LITTLE BIT OF A SNACK, HAD SOME ALMONDS.

AND I WAS LIKE, I WANT A LITTLE BIT MORE.

AND I TOOK A SPOON AND I TOOK SOME PEANUT BUTTER.

AND THEN I WAS LIKE, THIS DOESN’T FEEL LIKE THE THING TO EAT BEFORE TALKING FOR A LONG TIME.

LIKE I WAS MR.

ED SMACKING MY LIPS AND TEETH TOGETHER.

AND SO I FURIOUSLY MADE MYSELF A CUP OF TEA.

SO HOPEFULLY I SOUND AS IF I AM A HUMAN SPEAKING FOR THE NEXT, I DON’T KNOW, DOZENS OF MINUTES OR SO AS WE GO INTO WHAT THE VERBALERS GRIEVANCES BRACKET.

THANKFULLY, NONE OF THEM WERE ME OR YOU.

YEAH.

AND I’M EXCITED, TY.

I’M ALWAYS EXCITED.

YEAH, MAN.

NOBODY PUTS TOGETHER AND STICKS THE LANDING ON THESE OFFSEASON CONCEPT SHOWS LIKE YOU AND I.

YEAH, THIS IS SORT OF WHAT WE BUILT THE WHOLE THING ON.

WELCOME BACK INTO THE VERBALLERHOOD ONE AND ALL SOLID VERBAL DOT COM, OF COURSE, IS OUR WEB ADDRESS.

IF YOU WANT TO GO AND CHECK OUT ALL OF OUR STUFF.

IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT WHAT DAN AND I DO,

MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO, IS CLICK FOLLOW WHEREVER IT IS YOU’RE LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE, PLEASE CLICK THAT FOLLOW BUTTON.

WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

OF COURSE, VERBALLERS.COM IS TO PATREON.

WE ARE RECORDING THIS EPISODE ON MONDAY, APRIL 1ST.

KNOWN AS APRIL FOOL’S DAY, AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, YOU’VE GOT TWO FOOLS ON THIS PODCAST, SO WE’RE RIGHT IN LINE WITH ALL THINGS APRIL FOOL’S DAY AND ON TOP OF IT, YES, IT IS REGIONS THREE AND FOUR, I.E. THE VERBALLERS REGIONS OF OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL MINOR GRIEVANCES BRACKET.

SO GO BACK AND LISTEN TO THE LAST EPISODE THAT WE PUT OUT.

THOSE WERE THE FIRST TWO REGIONS OF WHICH THE FOURTH DOWN AND SHORT MIDFIELD PUNTING SITUATION WITH THE ANNOUNCERS CHEERING IT ON.

THAT EMERGED AS THE WINNER OF THE DAN AND TY REGIONS.

WHAT WE DID AFTER THAT SHOW WAS WE PUT OUT A CALL TO THE VERBALLERHOOD.

WE SAID, BY AIR, BY LAND, BY SEA, HOWEVER, YOU CAN GET US YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE NEXT TWO REGIONS, THE NEXT GROUPING OF 32 THINGS THAT WE’RE GOING TO TALK THROUGH.

GET IT TO US.

WE’RE GOING TO PUT IT TOGETHER.

WE’RE GOING TO DO IT AS PART OF OUR NEXT EPISODE.

WE NEEDED TO TAKE OFF ON THURSDAY TO COLLECT ALL OF THESE.

OK, WE HAVE NOT TAKEN A DAY OFF IN YEARS.

I WENT THROUGH IT THIS MORNING.

IT TOOK ME ABOUT THREE AND A HALF HOURS TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THE SUGGESTIONS THAT WERE SENT IN TO PAIR THEM UP ACCORDINGLY.

WE GOT SUCH A RESPONSE TO THIS.

I THINK WE EXPECTED IT.

I DON’T KNOW IF I EXPECTED IT QUITE TO THIS DEGREE.

SO WE APPRECIATE EVERYBODY WHO SENT SOMETHING IN.

LORD KNOWS I READ THROUGH YOU READ THAT.

WE ALL READ THROUGH ALL OF THE SUGGESTIONS THAT CAME IN AND WE DID OUR BEST TO TRY AND PICK WHICH ONE SHOULD BE PAIRED UP, WHICH ONE SHOULD BE PART OF THIS NEXT GROUPING OF 32.

AGAIN, I EMPHASIZE THIS IS THE MINOR GRIEVANCES.

SO WE HAD SOME THAT I LOOKED AT AND I SAID, HMM, THAT’S A GOOD ONE.

SEEMS A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN MINOR.

I GOT A REALLY GOOD ONE.

GOT TO LEAVE IT OUT.

RIGHT.

SO IF YOU’RE NOT FEATURED AS PART OF THIS BRACKET, WE DID READ IT.

WE DO APPRECIATE IT.

PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE THAT WAS SENT IN WAS AWESOME.

I JUST HAD TO WHITTLE IT DOWN.

WE HAD TO WHITTLE IT DOWN.

SUCH IS THE NATURE OF THE BEAST WHEN YOU DO THESE TYPES OF BRACKETS, DAN.

AGREE.

AND WE HAVE A FINAL FOUR IN BASKETBALL, TOO, RIGHT?

WE DO.

YEAH.

GOOD.

GOOD FOR ALL OF OUR PURDUE, ALABAMA, UCONN FANS, NC STATE FANS, NC STATE HAS DJ BURNS.

I CAN NAME TWO PLAYERS IN THE FINAL FOUR.

PRETTY PROUD OF MYSELF.

RIGHT.

DJ BURNS AND ZACH EADY.

SO PURDUE BROKE THROUGH.

GOOD FOR ALL OF OUR OUR BOILERMAKER FANS.

LET’S DO IT.

(MUSIC) BEFORE US TODAY, DAN, WE’VE GOT 32 THINGS THAT WERE SENT IN FROM THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL COMMUNITY THAT WE KNOW LOVINGLY AS THE VERBALLERHOOD.

YES.

PUT OUT THAT CALL AFTER LAST EPISODE.

SEND IN YOUR MINOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL GRIEVANCES.

HERE IS THE NEXT BATCH OF 32.

LET’S GO TO VERBALLER REGION 1.

THIS ONE SENT IN FROM AUSTIN VIA EMAIL.

THIS ONE SENT IN ON PATREON FROM EMERY, ON INSTAGRAM FROM PHILIP MURPHY 22.

THIS WAS A POPULAR ONE, PROBABLY HAS A CASE TO BE MADE AS THE NUMBER ONE OVERALL SEED IN THIS ENTIRE TOURNAMENT.

AND BY THAT, I AM REFERRING TO THE COMMERCIAL KICKOFF, COMMERCIAL COMBINATION.

SO WHAT DO WE MEAN BY THAT, RIGHT?

THERE’S A TOUCHDOWN, GO TO COMMERCIAL, COME BACK.

THERE’S A KICKOFF, GO BACK TO COMMERCIAL.

COMMERCIAL KICKOFF, COMMERCIAL COMBINATION.

VERSUS FROM KEVIN ON EMAIL, THE INABILITY OF NETWORKS TO NOISE CANCEL INCESSANT COWBELLS DURING MISSISSIPPI STATE GAMES AND OTHER CROWD SHENANIGANS.

NOISES?

FROM KEVIN ON EMAIL.

OK, SO THE FIRST ONE, OBVIOUSLY, FOR SURE, GRIEVANCE, FOR SURE, ANNOYANCE, UNLESS YOUR TUMMY IS ACTING UP A LITTLE BIT.

AND IF YOU HAVE YOUR YOUR STOMACH GIVING YOU SOME ISSUES IMMEDIATELY POST TOUCHDOWN, THAT’S A GREAT MOVE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE YOUTUBE TV OR FUBO OR ANY OF THOSE APPS ON YOUR PHONE WHERE, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO MISS MUCH, BUT YOU CAN BRING IT TO THE BATHROOM.

AND THAT’S A GOOD LITTLE MOMENT TO MAXIMIZE A TIME TO EMPTY YOUR BOWELS, RIGHT?

THAT IS PROBABLY A GOOD THING FOR THOSE OF US WHO PERHAPS WERE A LITTLE BIT TOO AGGRESSIVE WITH COFFEE IN THE MORNING.

THE OTHER ONE, UNLESS YOU DISAGREE WITH THAT, CONTINUE.

NO, I’M GOING TO LET YOU TALK AT THIS POINT.

GO AHEAD.

THE OTHER ONE, REMIND ME WHAT IT IS AGAIN.

I WENT TOO FAR DOWN THE TRAIN.

YEAH, THE INABILITY OF NETWORKS TO NOISE CANCEL OUT.

OH, NOISE CANCEL.

YES, YES, YES.

THE WHOLE OLE MISS AND CROUCHING.

I ASSUME I ASSUME WHEN I’M SAYING OLE MISS, THAT’S AN OLE MISS PERSON SAYING THAT ABOUT MISSISSIPPI STATE OR ANOTHER SEC FAN SAYING ABOUT MISSISSIPPI STATE, BECAUSE I CAN’T IMAGINE THAT, YOU KNOW, A RANDOM CAL FAN OR A RANDOM TEXAS FAN HATES THE MISSISSIPPI STATE COWBELLS.

BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU’RE WATCHING A GAME, YOU WANT THE MIX TO BE MORE ABOUT LIKE SOUNDS ON THE FIELD.

AND YOU WANT TO YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND VIA THE BACKGROUND AUDIO THAT YOU ARE IN A PLACE BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, THAT HAVING THE COWBELLS AS PART OF THE BACKGROUND AUDIO MIX IS KIND OF REPRESENTATIVE OF TIME AND PLACE.

IT’S REPRESENTATIVE.

I LET ME ADD AN ADDENDUM HERE.

I THINK THE THING THAT MAKES ME FRUSTRATED ABOUT THE SECOND POINT HERE, THE COMMERCIALS, COMMERCIALS, BY THE WAY, A VERY POPULAR THEME.

EVERYBODY WAS WRITING ABOUT THE COMMERCIALS.

I GET THAT.

BUT THE THING ABOUT THE COWBELLS OR ANY OF THE CROWD SHENANIGANS, THE NOISEMAKERS IN THE CROWD, MOST, IF NOT ALL OF THAT STUFF IS PUMPED IN VIA A CROWD MIC.

RIGHT.

OK, SOME OF IT MIGHT COME THROUGH ON THE MICROPHONES THAT ARE STATIONED THROUGHOUT THE FIELD, BUT MOST OF IT IS COMING THROUGH FROM A MICROPHONE POINTED DIRECTLY AT THE AUDIENCE.

AND I ASSUME IF YOU HAVE SURROUND SOUND, THAT’S GOING TO BE EVEN MORE PRONOUNCED.

RIGHT.

IF YOU HAVE SURROUND SOUND, YOU’LL DEFINITELY PICK IT UP MORE.

BUT THE FACT THAT THAT IS COMING IN VIA ITS OWN MICROPHONE MEANS THAT SOMEBODY IN THE TRUCK IS MIXING IT.

AND SOMETIMES THEY’RE A LITTLE TOO HEAVY HANDED WITH IT.

IT’S A LITTLE OUT OF CONTROL.

IT’S NOT JUST COWBELLS.

I’VE HEARD THAT BEFORE.

SO THIS, KEVIN, THIS IS A REALLY GOOD ONE.

BUT YEAH, THE COMMERCIALS GOT TO GO THROUGH.

GOT IT.

COMMERCIALS GOT TO GO THROUGH.

BUT YEAH, THE SAVVIER AMONG US.

NO POST TOUCHDOWN.

NICE LITTLE TIME TO MAKE A VISIT TO THE THE PORCELAIN GOD.

ALL RIGHT.

MOVING ON THIS ONE FROM TIMMY ON PATREON.

A BROADCAST THAT MISSES THE NEXT PLAY WHILE SHOWING A REPLAY.

OH, GOD, THAT’S AWFUL.

VERSUS ONE THAT CAME IN VIA OUR FRIEND DAN KLOBUCHAR ON EMAIL.

ANALYSTS DISCUSSING TARGETING.

OH, YEAH.

ALSO GOOD.

THIS THIS IS A VERY, VERY GOOD MATCHUP.

SO WE ALSO HAD A LOT OF SIMILARLY MINDED SUBMISSIONS AKIN TO THE BROADCAST MISSING THE NEXT PLAY WHILE SHOWING A REPLAY.

I THINK JUST THE NATURE OF THIS BEING A MINOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL GRIEVANCE THING.

YEAH.

SERVES ITSELF WELL TO THE BROADCAST BECAUSE TRULY MINOR STUFF HAPPENS ON THE BROADCAST.

YOU COULD ARGUE THAT ALMOST ANYTHING THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE FIELD COULD IN ESSENCE BE VERY MEANINGFUL, BE MAJOR, DEPENDING ON HOW THE GAME SHAKES OUT.

BUT MOST OFTEN, IF NOT ALL THE TIME, WHATEVER GOES DOWN ON THE BROADCAST IS MINOR.

MISSING THE PLAY BECAUSE THE OTHER REPLAY IS SHOWING IS DEFINITELY A PAIN IN THE ASS.

WHAT DAN WAS GOING FOR, DAN KLOBUCHAR GOING FOR WITH THE TARGETING THING HERE IS THERE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE THIS PUSH-PULL WITH THE ANALYSTS TALKING ABOUT TARGETING.

ON ONE HAND, IF IT’S OBVIOUS, IF A GUY IS LAUNCHING HIMSELF WITH THE CROWN OF HIS HELMET, IT’S CLEAR THAT BY THE LETTER OF THE LAW, THAT IS TARGETING.

BUT THERE IS THIS CONFLICT AMONG MANY ANALYSTS, AND I DON’T THINK YOU AND I ARE ANY DIFFERENT.

I WOULDN’T EVEN CALL US ANALYSTS BECAUSE TARGETING DEFINITELY GETS UNDER PEOPLE’S SKIN.

AND THERE IS THIS PUSH-PULL BETWEEN, YES, IT IS AGAINST THE RULES, BUT KIND OF THIS DEEP NEED TO ALMOST DEFEND THE PLAYER TRYING TO MAKE THE STOP, LIKE WHAT’S HE SUPPOSED TO DO?

RIGHT.

I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS THE WAY THAT WE WANT THIS GAME TO GO.

NOW IT BECOMES A BROADER MORAL CONVERSATION.

YEAH, EXACTLY.

SO I THINK THE FIRST ONE EASILY MOVES THROUGH BECAUSE I THINK IT’S MORE IN LINE WITH THE SPIRIT OF A MINOR ANNOYANCE, WHEREAS LIKE ANNOUNCERS HAVE TO TALK ABOUT TARGETING, BECAUSE IF A PLAY IS CALLED FOR A TARGETING REVIEW, THEN THE ANNOUNCERS HAVE TO FILL THE AIR.

RIGHT.

THE ANNOUNCERS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SHOW REPLAYS THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE RULE BECAUSE THERE’S A CERTAIN SUBSET OF THE AUDIENCE THAT DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TARGETING IS OR ONLY VAGUELY KNOWS WHAT TARGETING IS, OR ONE COULD ARGUE THAT THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE ONLY VAGUELY KNOWS WHAT TARGETING IS.

AND SO THEY HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE CROWN OF THE HELMET.

THEY HAVE TO ABOUT LAUNCHING.

THEY HAVE TO ABOUT TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS OF THE RULE, EVEN IF IT’S ANNOYING, EVEN IF IT’S ARBITRARY, EVEN IF NOBODY AGREES WITH IT, EVEN IF IT’S LIKE ONE OF THOSE BANG BANG PLAYS THAT WHEN YOU SLOW IT DOWN TO A THOUSAND FRAMES PER SECOND.

YES, OF COURSE, IT’S TARGETING.

BUT WHEN YOU’RE AT FULL SPEED, THEN YOU’RE UNDERSTANDING WHY A LINEBACKER WOULD GO AFTER THAT QUARTERBACK AS HE’S SCRAMBLING DOWN THE FIELD AND DOESN’T SEE HIMSELF GIVING UP BY SLIDING FEET FIRST WITH 1000 FRAMES PER SECOND OF HINDSIGHT.

SO I THINK IT’S EASILY THE FIRST ONE BECAUSE A TV BROADCAST DOESN’T HAVE TO MISTIME THINGS THAT YOU HAVE A CONCEPT THAT A TEAM IS PLAYING WITH TEMPO, THAT YOU HAVE A CONCEPT THAT THIS IS THE RHYTHM OF THE GAME.

YOU HAVE A CONCEPT OF HOW MANY SECONDS A REPLAY IS GOING TO TAKE.

AND YES, THAT IF YOU’RE WATCHING A GAME AND THERE IS A GREAT PLAY OR A BANG BANG PLAY OR WHATEVER, AND YOU’RE SHOWING THE HIGHLIGHT, THEN YOU GET LIKE THE LITTLE LIKE FOX WIPE OR ESPN WIPE BACK TO THE FIELD.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHOEVER THEY’VE NEVER THEY’VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM, GIVEN THE CURRENT STATE OF THE HURRY UP, NO HUDDLE OFFENSE.

YES, THEY JUST CAN’T.

THEY CAN’T TIME IT OUT RIGHT.

LARGELY, I UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY’RE COMING FROM, BECAUSE A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF PLAYS ARE NOT GOING TO BE CRAZY TO WATCH.

IT’S GOING TO BE A THREE YARD RUN OFF TACKLE OR SOMETHING OR A TINY LITTLE HITCH.

BUT YES, IF YOU GET IF YOU COME BACK FROM THE ESPN OR FOX WIPE AND LIKE JOVANTE CARTER IS 17 YARDS DOWN THE FIELD, WEAVING IN AND OUT, HOW DO WE GET HERE?

WHAT HAPPENED?

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE’RE THAT NOW AND THROUGH.

THAT’S WHAT I’M PUTTING THROUGH.

YEAH.

SORRY.

IT WOULD BE JOVANTE WILLIAMS.

I JUST FACT CHECK MYSELF.

I CONFUSED HIM WITH MICHAEL CARTER.

LET’S BE CLEAR.

OK, CONTINUING WITH THE TREND, WE KIND OF TRIED TO GROUP SOMEONE’S TOGETHER HERE THAT FELT SIMILAR.

THIS ONE COMES TO US FROM OUR FRIEND CHRIS VANINI OVER AT THE ATHLETIC.

OK.

HE SAYS GOING TO COMMERCIAL DURING REPLAY REVIEWS.

VERSUS.

FROM CHRIS ON PATREON, THE BROADCAST THAT RETURNS LATE FROM COMMERCIAL WITH THE ANNOUNCERS NOT FILLING US IN ON WHAT WE MISSED.

RIGHT.

SO KIND OF BOTH SIDES OF THIS THING.

ON ONE HAND, YOU’VE GOT THE REPLAY REVIEW THAT IS ONGOING.

GO TO COMMERCIAL.

ON THE OTHER, CHRIS IS SAYING, NOT ONLY DID WE COME BACK LATE FROM THE COMMERCIAL, BUT THE ANNOUNCERS ARE NOT FILLING US IN ON WHAT WE MISSED WHILE WE WERE GONE.

RIGHT.

I THINK THE LATTER IS MORE ANNOYING.

AT LEAST THERE’S SOMETHING TO BE SOLVED WITH THE FIRST ONE BECAUSE WE GET THOSE SPLIT SCREEN ADS AND STADIUM VIEW AT THE SAME TIME.

LIKE ON THE RIGHT, THEY’RE SHOWING YOU LIKE CARL’S JUNIOR, I GUESS, HARDEE’S, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE.

AND THEN ON THE LEFT, IT’S THE ANNOUNCER PEERING INTO THE LIKE DVR SPORT WINDOW ON THE FIELD.

AND THEN YOU COULD AT LEAST EVEN IF IT’S THE AUDIO FROM LIKE THE BACONATOR.

I DON’T KNOW IF I’M MIXING FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS RIGHT NOW.

BACONATOR COMMERCIAL.

I THINK THAT’S WENDY’S.

IS IT WENDY’S?

I THINK SO.

YEAH, I THINK WENDY’S IS THE BEST.

NOT A SPONSOR COULD BE.

THAT AT LEAST IF YOU’RE SEEING THE FIELD IN THE SPLIT SCREEN, YOU CAN SEE THE ANNOUNCER’S, YOU KNOW, MOTION THAT IT’S TARGETING AND THAT SOMEBODY IS KICKED OUT OR WHATEVER IT IS.

LIKE YOU COULD AT LEAST GET A CONCEPT FOR IT.

THE SECOND ONE IS INEXCUSABLE THAT WE RETURNED FROM COMMERCIAL AND WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GUESS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE HARDEE’S, CARL’S JUNIOR COMMERCIAL.

I THINK THAT’S THE MORE EGREGIOUS.

THESE NEXT TWO KILLED ME.

OKAY, WE’RE RECORDING THIS MONDAY, APRIL 1ST.

SOLIDWIFEKATE IS OFF.

SHE ASKED IF SHE COULD SLEEP IN TODAY.

I SAID, OF COURSE, ENJOY YOUR DAY OFF.

ENJOY YOUR DAY OFF.

I WAS DOWNSTAIRS CHORTLING LIKE AN IDIOT READING THESE NEXT TWO.

I’M LUCKY I DIDN’T WAKE HER.

THE FIRST FROM KEVIN IS THE RETURN FROM COMMERCIAL COACH INTERVIEW.

YEAH, WHICH HAS ONLY RECENTLY BECOME A THING ON BROADCASTS.

YEAH, WELL, IT’S TAPED.

IT’S NOT LIVE, BUT YEAH, I KNOW, BUT IT DIDN’T ALWAYS USED TO BE LIKE THIS WHERE YOU GOT THOSE CUT-INS WITH THE COACHES DURING THE GAMES.

THE SECOND FROM JEFF VIA EMAIL MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE.

THE MID PLAY CELEBRITY INTERVIEW.

THAT’S GOOD.

I LIKE THAT ONE BECAUSE IT JUST ASSUMES THAT PEOPLE ARE OKAY WITH HEARING FROM KEVIN BACON OR WHOEVER.

I DON’T KNOW WHY IT WOULD BE KEVIN BACON.

REALLY BIG BACON KICK HERE TODAY.

CONTINUE.

OH, THE BACONATOR KEVIN BACON.

YEAH, IT’S UNDER THERE SOMEWHERE.

IT’S IN MY SUBCONSCIOUS FOR SOME REASON.

THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS THE FAMOUS EMINEM ONE WHERE HE SEEMED OUT OF SORTS, BUT PERHAPS AS A GOOF WITH BRENT MUSBURGER AND KIRK HERBSTREET IN ANN ARBOR, I WANT TO SAY.

THAT ONE’S WEIRD BECAUSE PEOPLE LOOK FORWARD TO THESE GAMES, NOT EVEN JUST ALL WEEK, ALL MONTH, ALL YEAR, ESPECIALLY IF THEY’RE A BIGGER GAME AND THERE’S SOME TY-IN, WHETHER IT’S MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY AT TEXAS AND IF THE INTERVIEWS ON THE SIDELINE OR SOMEBODY’S IN THE BOOTH BECAUSE THEY’RE PROMOTING A COUNTRY RECORD AND THEY WERE JUST ON GAME DAY AT THAT’S THE OUTSIDE THE STADIUM AND IT’S JUST SO INTRUSIVE.

IT JUST FEELS LIKE THIS IS THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A SPECIAL TIME.

EVEN IF YOUR TEAM IS A 27 AND A HALF POINT UNDERDOG, LIKE YOU LOOK FORWARD TO THE, YOU KNOW, THE 80 OR SO PLAYS THAT THEY HAVE THE BALL OR, YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING SPECIFIC ELEMENTS OF THE GAME AND TO JUST HAVE A GUY IN THE BOOTH IN THAT MOMENT OR A GAL IN THE BOOTH TALK ABOUT LIKE, YEAH, YOU KNOW, IT’S A NEW ALBUM AND I WAS JUST GOING FOR A MORE MELLOW VIBE, I WOULD SAY.

THAT’S LIKE I’VE ALWAYS LOVED COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

I, YOU KNOW, I GREW UP A TEXAS TECH FAN BECAUSE I WAS FROM WEST TEXAS AND YOU’RE JUST LIKE TIME AND PLACE EVERYBODY.

YEAH, I’M IN PLACE.

SEE, I DON’T A LOT OF PEOPLE HATE THE CELEBRITY INTERVIEW ALTOGETHER.

I DON’T MIND THE CELEBRITY INTERVIEW.

I DON’T MIND HEARING WHO THESE FOLKS ROOT FOR GETTING THEIR ORIGIN STORY.

THERE IS A TIME AND PLACE FOR IT, THOUGH.

YEAH.

AND THE THING THAT I KEPT THINKING ABOUT WHEN I READ THIS ONE FROM JEFF VIA EMAIL SOLID VERBAL AT GMAIL.COM IS THE SITUATIONS WHERE THEY ARE INTERVIEWING THE CELEBRITY OR THE PERSON, WHOEVER IT IS.

YEAH, AND THEY HAVE TO COME UP WITH A SPLIT WINDOW SITUATION ON ONE.

YEAH, THEY’RE SHOWING YOU THE PLAY.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THEY’RE SHOWING YOU WHOEVER THEY’RE TALKING TO.

AND SEE, I DON’T EVEN MIND THE IDEA OF LIKE A GUEST IN THE BOOTH DURING A SPORTING EVENT.

IT’S GOT TO BE THE RIGHT KIND OF SPORTING EVENT.

YOU WANT TO SAY IT’S DURING AN ASTROS GAME IN EARLY AUGUST.

RIGHT?

SURE.

ABSOLUTELY HAVE CASEY MUSGRAVES HAVE EMINEM HAVE WILL FERRELL HAVE WHOEVER, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A TREAT AS JOSE ALTUVE FOULS IT OFF BEHIND THIRD BASE.

GREAT.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

WE ONLY GET SO MANY OF THESE GAMES.

SEASONS SHORT RIVALRIES ARE INTENSE, EVEN IF IT’S LIKE KIND OF A SLEEPY NOONER TYPE OF KICKOFF IN EARLY SEPTEMBER AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE.

NO DISRESPECT TO THE SPARTANS.

LOVE SAN JOSE.

I DON’T KNOW.

IT JUST DOESN’T FEEL LIKE IT’S REALLY A WINDOW SPORT FOR THAT KIND OF THING.

ALL RIGHT, MOVING ON.

YEAH, THE FIELD GOAL RANGE LINE.

FROM OUR FRIEND BRIAN FREMO.

VERSUS THING VERSUS THE KICKER, YOU KNOW, IS GOING TO MISS IT, BUT THE COACH SENDS HIM OUT THERE.

ANYWAY, THAT ONE COMES VIA EMAIL FROM NATE.

SO TWO OF THESE THAT ARE SIMILAR IN THEME.

I THINK THE BEEF THAT BRIAN HAS WITH THE FIELD GOAL RANGE LINE IS THAT IT KIND OF FEELS ARBITRARY.

YOU HAVE A SENSE, RIGHT?

YOU HAVE A SENSE FOR WHAT HIS RANGE IS.

YOU KNOW WHAT HE’S KICKED BEFORE, YOU KNOW, HIS CAREER STATS AND THE PERCENTAGES.

YEAH, AND THERE’S PROBABLY SOME BIT OF VOODOO THAT GOES INTO TALKING TO COACHES AND TALKING TO KICKERS AND FINDING OUT, HEY, WHAT’S YOUR RANGE?

BUT UNLIKE THE FIRST AND TEN LINE, WHICH WE CAN VALIDATE WITH THE CHAINS, THERE’S NO REAL WAY TO VALIDATE ANY OF THIS.

IT’S VERY SUBJECTIVE.

YEAH, THE SECOND THING.

THE SECOND THING I THINK GETS ME A LITTLE BIT MORE.

BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE HAD THOSE MOMENTS WHEN WE’RE FOLLOWING OUR TEAMS WHERE YOU JUST KNOW KICKERS GETTING A LITTLE YIPPY OUT THERE.

MAYBE DOINKED AN EXTRA POINT.

MAYBE HAD ONE BLOCKED.

MAYBE CAME CLOSE TO MISSING ONE.

ALL OF THESE THINGS THAT SORT OF BUILD.

SPRAYED ONE TO ROW G.

YEAH, LIKE KICKED ONE OUT OF BOUNDS ON THE KICKOFF.

LIKE JUST THESE CONTEXT CLUES THAT YOU HAVE AS YOU ARE GOING THROUGH THE GAME THAT LEAD YOU TO THIS MOMENT OF JUST KNOWING DEEP INTO YOUR MARROW THAT WHEN THE GUY KICKS IT, IT IS NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH.

BUT THEY PUT THEM OUT THERE ANYWAY.

WELL, SEE THE PHRASE YOU JUST USED IS I THINK THE OPERATIVE ONE HERE, DEEP INTO YOUR MARROW.

I DON’T THINK THIS IS A MINOR ANNOYANCE.

FOR ME, THIS IS FULL-BLOWN RAGE.

I DON’T JUST SORT OF SLINK INTO MY COUCH WHEN I SEE THAT I GET UP AND I YELL, I PACE AND IT’S ONE OF THE WORST EXPERIENCES AS A FAN IN THIS SPORT.

SEEING A KICKER THAT YOU HAVE ZERO CONFIDENCE IN TROT OUT FOR A 39 YARDER.

YOU’RE LIKE, WELL, A REPLACEMENT KICKER WOULD CERTAINLY HIT THIS 39 YARDER WITH NO WIND, WITH PERFECT FIELD POSITION.

BUT THEY’RE BRINGING OUT NEIL.

SO AND SO EVERY KICKER’S NAME IS NEIL.

THEY’RE BRINGING OUT NEIL.

SO AND SO.

AND AS YOU SAID, HE’S BEEN SPRAYING.

HE’S BEEN KICKING UP SOME WOBBLERS, EVEN IF THEY’RE GOING THROUGH.

AND ESPECIALLY IF IT’S A TIGHT MOMENT RIGHT BEFORE THE HALF WITH THE GAME ON THE LINE, WHATEVER.

IT’S FULL-BLOWN HYSTERIA THAT’S GOING ON IN MY BRAIN.

SO I DON’T WANT TO CONSIDER A MINOR.

SO WE THINK THIS SHOULD GO TO BRIAN’S THEN THE FIELD GOAL RANGE LINE.

WELL, YEAH, MY ONLY ISSUE WITH THAT ONE IS IT’S JUST SORT OF VAGUE.

THE EASY FIX WITH THAT IS JUST LIKE FIELD GOAL RANGE.

YOU JUST ADD PARENTHESES, MAYBE QUESTION MARK.

RIGHT.

THAT LIKE WE CAN’T WITH CERTAINTY SAY THAT THIS IS THE PRECISE PLACE ON THE FIELD THAT A COLLEGE KICKER IS ADEQUATE BECAUSE HE IS A COLLEGE KICKER.

SO ALL RIGHT.

I’M GOING TO STILL LEAN THE LATTER, EVEN THOUGH IT’S IT’S MUCH MORE MAJOR ANNOYANCE, MAJOR GRIEVANCE, JUST BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE IT PAIRED UP AGAINST OTHERS.

THE NEXT ONE REVIEW DELAYS AND COMMERCIAL DELAY IS WHEN WATCHING IN PERSON.

OH, YES.

WE HAVE THE THE ORANGE BANDED REFEREE OUT ON THE FIELD TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE TV IS STILL AT COMMERCIAL.

YEAH.

NOBODY HAS MORE POWER AT A FOOTBALL STADIUM THAN THAT DUDE JUST GOES OUT THERE AND JUST WAITS STANDS WAITS WAITS WAITS.

THIS ONE CAME TO US ON INSTAGRAM VIA CORDY PETE.

THE DELAYS OF WATCHING A GAME IN PERSON, PART OF WHY WE LIKE WATCHING GAMES AT HOME VERSUS ANOTHER ONE THAT CAME IN VIA INSTAGRAM FROM CHRIS W.

BENNETT, WHICH IS THE DELAY OF GAME AFTER A TIMEOUT.

RIGHT, WHICH IS ALSO INFURIATING, INFURIATING THAT THAT HAPPENS AT ALL.

I THINK IT’S THE LATTER FOR ME DELAY A GAME AFTER A TIMEOUT BECAUSE YOU KIND OF KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GETTING INTO AT THIS POINT WITH GOING TO A GAME IN PERSON WITH HOW THE TV PRODUCT IS STRUCTURED.

AND I GET IT.

I GET WHY THAT’S SO BAD, BOTH BECAUSE YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE TV REF AND BECAUSE THAT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE STADIUM TO JUST GET UP TO SOME NONSENSE, RIGHT?

THAT THEY’RE ADVERTISING STUFF, YOU KNOW, A NEW DOUBLE-DECKER QUESO RITO OR SOMETHING ON THE THE STADIUM BOARDS OR YOU KNOW, THEY’RE LIKE TRYING TO DO SOME SORT OF LIKE TRIVIA THING WHERE YOU’RE JUST LIKE YOU’RE SO FRUSTRATED THAT THEY DIDN’T GET THAT THIRD DOWN.

THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IS LIKE THE LAST KICKER TO MISS A 54 YEAR OLD, A 54 YARD FIELD GOAL THE GAME ON THE LINE LIKE THAT’S THE ISSUE WHERE IT’S NOT JUST THE STARING AT THE REF.

IT’S EVERYTHING THAT’S GOING ALONG WITH IT IN THE STADIUM EXPERIENCE.

I STILL THINK IT’S THE LATTER THOUGH.

IT IS ANNOYING IN PERSON THOUGH.

IT IS IT TOTALLY IS REALLY ANNOYING IN PERSON WHEN YOU GO TO A GAME AND YOU GOT TO DEAL WITH THAT.

IT’S WORSE THAN THE NFL AT LEAST IT USED TO BE BUT I HAVEN’T BEEN TO I HAVEN’T BEEN TO AN NFL GAME IN A LONG TIME.

I THINK I AGREE WITH YOU THE DELAY AFTER A TIMEOUT IS SORT OF INEXCUSABLE AND MORE OFTEN THAN NOT IT’S MINOR.

IT’S FIVE YARDS DOES IT’S YOU KNOW, IF YOU’RE GETTING A DELAY OF GAME AFTER A TIMEOUT, YOU’VE GOT BUT IT PLENTY ELSE GOING WRONG.

NOT JUST RIGHT.

IT SORT OF SAYS THAT LIKE WHAT IS HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE, RIGHT?

I WANT TO SPEAK TO YOUR MANAGER.

WHY CAN YOU NOT SNAP A BALL AFTER A TIMEOUT?

I’LL GO THAT’S THE ISSUE BECAUSE THEN IT JUST SORT OF DENSE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THE WHOLE OPERATION ON THE SIDELINE.

ALL RIGHT NEXT TO FROM THOMAS ON EMAIL HYPOTHETICAL PLAYOFF ARGUMENTS LIKE IN GAME IN GAME.

YEAH IN GAME ANNOUNCER RG3 SAYING LIKE I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU KNOW, HOUSTON HAS A CONTENDER HERE AFTER THEIR LOSS TO SO-AND-SO DADDY IS OKAY.

I’LL GIVE YOU THAT.

OKAY NEXT VERSUS THIS ONE FROM PAT VIA EMAIL.

THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR CALLING A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF A COACH AT THE FAN BASE ONCE FIRED IE THE DREADED VOTE OF CONFIDENCE PRESS CONFERENCE, RIGHT?

FOR ME, THIS ONE GOES THROUGH WITH FLYING COLORS, BUT IT’S NOT IN GAME.

IT’S NOT IN GAME, BUT IT IS A COLLEGE FOOTBALL THING, BUT THAT’S NOT THE BRACKET A COLLEGE FOOTBALL MINOR GRIEVANCE.

WE NEVER SAID IT HAD TO BE DURING THE GAME.

I THINK WE CAN ROLL THE TAPE ON THE BEGINNING OF FIRST EPISODE.

YEAH, THERE’S PLENTY OF THINGS THAT WE DON’T LIKE ABOUT THE SPORT THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE MINOR GRIEVANCES OUTSIDE OF THE ACTUAL FIELD OF PLAY.

I THINK WE HAVE TALKING ABOUT BROADCASTS HERE.

WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE APPARATUS, BUT IN GAME BROADCASTS.

OH, I DON’T KNOW.

I DON’T THINK THIS FITS.

ARE YOU ORGANIZED THE BRACKET IN A STERLING WAY OTHER THAN THIS ONE?

I DON’T KNOW.

I’VE GOT OTHER ONES ON HERE THAN THAT.

I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH YEAH.

I WILL HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THEM.

WOW, BUT ALL THIS IS ALL IN GAME.

I DON’T KNOW MAN.

EVERY SINGLE THING WE’VE DISCUSSED HASN’T IT?

I’D HAVE TO GO TARGETING STUFF AND COMMERCIALS IN GAME TIMEOUTS.

I THINK I THINK MOST OF WHAT WE’VE HAD SO FAR IS PROBABLY RISEN TO THAT LEVEL.

SO WHAT WAS THE OTHER ONE?

IT WAS CALLING A PRESS CONFERENCE VERSUS THIS WAS THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE PRESS CONFERENCE VERSUS HYPOTHETICAL PLAYOFF ARGUMENTS.

SO I GUESS WE’LL PUT HYPOTHETICAL PLAYOFF ARGUMENTS IN GAME WHERE YOU SEE LIKE THE LIST OF LIKE, YOU KNOW HAS ALREADY DEFEATED MICHIGAN STATE TODAY, YOU KNOW PLAYS IOWA STATE TONIGHT.

IT’S ALWAYS THE THREE COLUMN TABLE TEAM.

YES IN THE LEFT COLUMN PROS CONS, WHATEVER WINS LOSSES IN THE NEXT TWO.

IT’S ALWAYS THE SAME FORMAT.

THE WORST IS WHEN YOU’RE WATCHING TWO TEAMS THAT HAVE NO SHOT FOR THE PLAYOFF.

YEAH, THAT’S WHEN THIS IS AT ITS MOST ANNOYING.

IT MAKES THE FAN BASES WATCHING FEEL EVEN WORSE.

LIKE WE’RE WATCHING A MAC GAME.

THESE TEAMS ARE NOT GETTING INTO THE PLAYOFF.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT.

ANYWAY, BECAUSE WE PAID 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS, RIGHT?

EVERYTHING IS A TV PROMO NOW.

YEAH, LIKE THIS THAT GRAPHIC IS NO DIFFERENT THAN LIKE NCIS SYDNEY COMING BACK FROM A COMMERCIAL BREAK, RIGHT?

THAT IT’S JUST A TV SHOW PROMO.

AND BY THE WAY, I DO ENJOY THOSE BECAUSE IT OPENS UP THE ANNOUNCERS TO LIKE DIGITAL CRITICISM THAT THERE YOU CAN HEAR IF YOU REALLY LISTEN CLOSELY.

IF YOU DO HAVE THE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND, YOU CAN HEAR THE JUST LIKE THE 17 GRAMS OF FEAR.

I DON’T KNOW IF GRAMS OF HOW YOU MEASURE FEAR, BUT YOU HEAR JUST LIKE THE UNDERTONE OF FEAR AND LIKE DUSTY DVORAK’S VOICE THAT HE’S GOING TO SAY SOMETHING THAT PISSES OFF A BUNCH OF PEOPLE ABOUT TCU OR ABOUT ALABAMA OR ABOUT FLORIDA STATE AND YOU’RE JUST LIKE SO HE’LL HE’LL AND THIS IS NOT SPECIFIC TO DUST IS ABOUT ANYBODY CALLING A GAME WHERE THERE IS THERE’S ALWAYS GOING TO BE THAT LIKE PREAMBLY PHRASE WHERE IT’S JUST LIKE, YOU KNOW FOR MY MONEY FOR MY MONEY.

YEAH, THE ALABAMA FIRE YOU NEED THE CALL, RIGHT?

THERE’S ALWAYS THE PREAMBLE QUALIFIER WHERE IT’S JUST LIKE, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE AND WHAT THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH IN THE BIG 12, I THINK THAT GIVES THEM THE EDGE.

PLEASE DON’T HURT ME LIKE THERE’S ALWAYS THAT TONE AND I DON’T BLAME THEM.

BUT YEAH, THEY HAVE TO COME UP WITH LIKE A TAKE IN BETWEEN QUARTERS.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT ONE.

THIS IS THE FINAL ONE OF THE VERBAL OR REGION ONE.

YEAH.

THESE TWO I KIND OF GROUP TOGETHER.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAD ONE FROM DAVID ON PATREON, WHICH IS THE KICK RETURN WHEN YOU SEE THE FLAG COME OUT EARLY AND THEN THE RETURNER SCORES.

SO IN EFFECT FALSE EXCITEMENT, YOU SEE THE GUY TAKE IT ALL THE WAY BACK, BUT YOU ALSO SAW THE FLAG RIGHT AWAY, RIGHT?

AND I GROUPED THIS TOGETHER WITH ONE THAT CAME IN VIA KEITH ON TWITTER, WHICH WAS THE KICKOFF OR PUNT RETURN THAT IS CALLED BACK BECAUSE OF A MEANINGLESS PENALTY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FIELD.

I FELT LIKE THESE TWO COULD BE GROUPED TOGETHER.

GENERALLY THE FALSE EXCITEMENT THE FALSE ALARM THAT COMES ON THE KICKER PUNT RETURN THAT IS NEGATED BY PENALTY.

YEAH.

AND THE OTHER THING IS IN THAT IN THAT WINDOW OF OKAY, YOU SEE THE FLAG ON THE FIELD COME OUT PRETTY QUICKLY AND THEN YOU SEE WHOEVER DAVE ON AUSTIN RETURNS IT FOR A TOUCHDOWN.

IT’S AN INCREDIBLE RUN.

HE BREAKS, YOU KNOW, SEVEN TACKLES AND YOU’RE JUST LIKE SO IN THAT WINDOW OF HOWEVER MANY SECONDS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS CONVINCE YOURSELF THAT THERE’S A LITTLE KNOWN RULE THAT THE KICKING TEAM VIOLATED RIGHT THAT WAS IMMEDIATELY SPOTTED BY AN EAGLE EYE AND EAGLE EYED LIKE SIDELINE JUDGE WHERE LIKE THE CALL COMES IN AND YOU’RE JUST BRACING YOURSELF FOR YOU LIKE THE BETTER PART OF YOUR BRAIN KNOWS LIKE SOMEBODY BLOCK SOMEBODY IN THE BACK RIGHT BUT THERE IS THAT TINY MORSEL THERE IS THAT CORK THAT ADAM OF YOUR BRAIN THAT SAYS MAYBE IT’S LIKE ILLEGAL DISTRIBUTION OF KICKING TEAM PLAYER, YOU KNOW, MAYBE THE FLAG JUST FELL OUT OF THE DUDE’S POCKET THAT HE THOUGHT HE SAW TWO PLAYERS WEARING NUMBER 81, BUT IT TURNS OUT ONE WAS WEARING 18.

THAT’S RIGHT.

AND SO THEN IT’S IT’S JUST A PICKUP.

SO YOU HAVE TO HOLD OUT HOPE YOU HAVE TO RESERVE YOU HAVE TO PARTITION A VERY SPECIFIC PART OF YOUR BRAIN TO HOLD UP TO HOLD OUT FOR HOPE WHICH IN ITSELF IS VERY TRYING VERY DIFFICULT.

I APPRECIATE DAVID’S SPECIFICITY HERE.

YEAH OF SEEING THE FLAG COME OUT EARLY.

OH, THAT’S A DAGGER GOOD ONE DAVID.

VERY GOOD.

WE COULD DO A BUNCH AND PEOPLE SORT OF CRITICIZE ME AFTER THE FIRST ONE FOR NOT MENTIONING LIKE SCORE BUG STUFF.

YEAH, I THINK IF I’M GOING TO GET SUPER SPECIFIC BECAUSE A SCORE BUG DOESN’T ACTUALLY ACTUALLY LIKE AFFECT THE GAME RIGHT LIKE THE FONT THAT’S CHOSEN OR THE SIZE OF THE LOGOS THE ONE THAT I WOULD PUT IN HERE IN TERMS OF MINOR GRIEVANCE THAT IS ALWAYS A GRIEVANCE THAT IS ALWAYS ANNOYING WHEN IT HAPPENS IS THE ESPN YELLOW FLASH OR UPDATE.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, I’M GOING TO PUT THAT I DON’T KNOW THAT’S A WILD CARD.

I DON’T IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A PART OF IT, BUT I AM FILLED WITH REGRET.

OH, I’M FILLED WITH REGRET THAT I DID NOT PUT THAT IN OUR BRACKET LAST WEEK.

THE YELLOW FLASH THAT’S NOT ACTUALLY AN INDICATION OF A FLAG BUT AN INDICATION THAT YES, GEORGIA SOUTHERN JUST KICKED A FIELD GOAL TO GO UP THREE NOTHING.

ALL RIGHT.

I’M PUTTING ELSEWHERE.

I’M PUTTING THAT IN OUR BRACKET.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

I’M PUTTING THAT ONE IN THERE EVERY TIME.

I’M LIKE WHAT?

OH, WHAT’S A GOOD ONE?

SO, OKAY.

WE’VE GOT THE KICK RETURN PUNT RETURN THING VERSUS THIS ONE FROM THOMAS ON EMAIL JUST HEARING ARRIVALS TRADEMARK SOUND OR FIGHT SONG.

YEAH, JUST HEARING IT.

I GET THAT.

YEAH, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S ONE OF THOSE SCHOOLS THAT ONLY PLAYS THAT SONG.

I WENT TO A NOTRE DAME TENNESSEE GAME BACK IN THE DAY.

I DON’T WANT TO WE SAT RIGHT NEXT TO THE TENNESSEE BAND.

NOW, THIS WASN’T A RIVAL SITUATION.

OBVIOUSLY, NOTRE DAME TENNESSEE AREN’T AREN’T RIVALS.

I AM STILL HAUNTED BY ROCKY TOP.

I’M HAUNTED BY IT.

I’VE BEEN TO NOTRE DAME USC GAMES.

I’M HAUNTED BY YOU DON’T NEED TO DO IT.

I DON’T NEED YOU TO DO IT ON TOP BECAUSE I’M ANNOYING YOU BECAUSE IT IS ANNOYING.

IT IS VERY ANNOYING.

YEAH, AND IT IS VERY MINOR.

LET’S SAY YOU IT’S GOOD.

IT’S GOOD.

I REMEMBER WE’VE ALL BEEN TO GAMES THAT HAVE YOU KNOW, IT OBVIOUSLY BRINGS OUT A SPIKE OF ANGER IN EVERYBODY’S BRAINS BECAUSE GENERALLY SPEAKING WHEN THAT FIGHT SONG IS PLAYING SOMETHING GOOD OR PRETTY GOOD OR OKAY.

JUST HAPPENED FOR A RIVAL TEAM.

AND SO THE EXAMPLE I REMEMBER WAS GOING TO THE HOLIDAY BOWL OREGON, OKLAHOMA AND THE OKLAHOMA BAND PLAYING THE SAME SONG OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

YEAH.

OKAY, AND THAT’S UP AGAINST WHO THAT’S UP AGAINST OUR KICK RETURN SITUATION WITH THE EARLY FLAG.

OH EASILY A I THINK EASILY THE FORMER.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

LET’S GO TO VERBAL OR REGION TO WE’VE GOT HERE FROM DEREK 5254 ON TWITTER SHOUT OUT DEREK 25254.

THIS IS A SUGGESTION THAT WAS REAFFIRMED BY OTHERS ON TWITTER.

SOME OF WHOM SAID THAT IT NEEDS TO BE THE NUMBER ONE OVERALL SEED.

OKAY, AND THIS IS GAMES THAT ARE LABELED TO START AT ONE TIME BUT ACTUALLY START ABOUT 15 TO 20 MINUTES LATER.

THIS IS SO GOOD AND IT’S A COUSIN OF ANOTHER THING BUT CONTINUE AND WE’LL GO BACK TO IT.

THIS IS SO GOOD.

DAN.

I ALMOST SPIT MY TEA OUT THIS MORNING WHEN I WENT THROUGH AND SAW THIS.

IT WILL SAY IT’S SO PERFECTLY FITS IN WITH THE SPIRIT OF THIS CONCEPT.

IT IS DEREK YOU PASS THE ASSIGNMENT WITH FLYING COLORS.

EVEN IF THIS DOES NOT WIN.

THIS IS BRILLIANT.

GOOD FOR YOU.

THIS ONE’S GOING UP AGAINST PLAY CALLING WITH NO URGENCY FROM HAYES BETHARD OUT ON INSTAGRAM.

SO A VERY DIFFICULT FIRST ROUND MATCH UP HERE.

I THINK WE GOT REAL TOUGH.

WE GOT TO PUT THE GAMES THAT ACTUALLY START A LITTLE BIT LATER THROUGH TO THE NEXT ROUND THAT HAS DRIVEN ME NUTS FOR LIKE 10 YEARS AND IT HAPPENS EVERY WEEK EVERY WEEK.

I’M CAUGHT OFF GUARD BY IT EVERY WEEK AND I KNOW IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AND WE’RE NOT LET’S BE CLEAR.

WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE PREVIOUS GAME SPILLING OVER.

NO, NO, NO, AND YOU KNOW, ESPN FOX.

ABC WHOEVER NEEDS TO GET IN THE COMMERCIAL BREAK OR WHATEVER.

THERE’S LIKE AN ALLOTTED TIME.

THEY NEED TO GET IN BETWEEN GAMES OR THEY NEED TO GO TO THE LIKE GEICO STUDIO UPDATE.

NOT THAT WHERE A GAME STARTS A LITTLE BIT LATE BECAUSE THE PREVIOUS GAME RAN LATE WENT TO OVERTIME.

WHATEVER THE IDEA OF EITHER THE FIRST GAME OR THAT A GAME ESPECIALLY LIKE A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP A SEMIFINAL QUARTERFINAL NOW IN TODAY’S WORLD WHERE IT’S JUST LIKE THIS IS THE SET THING AND I UNDERSTAND LIKE MAYBE YOU WANT TO LET PEOPLE ARRIVE LATE EITHER IN PERSON OR ON TV AND SEE WHAT YOU HAVE THIS LIKE THIS GAP, BUT I SAY SCREW THE GAP LIKE YOU CAN FIND OUT THE KICKOFF TIME ANYWHERE WHERE IT’S LIKE 730 KICKOFF IS 749.

WELL, THE PROBLEM THE PROBLEM IS THAT THEY ADVERTISE IT IS ONE TIME AND THEN THEY DON’T START AT THAT TIME.

YOU’RE WATCHING ALL DAY LONG CBF DAD.

DAD GAME TONIGHT 8 P.M.

EASTERN IT DOESN’T START.

NO, YOU HAVE THEY HAVE YOU CAPTIVE FOR COMMERCIALS.

IT DOESN’T START TILL 825.

THIS IS BRILLIANT.

THIS ONE GOES THROUGH FOR ME.

SO THE ONE I HAVE ALIGNED WITH THIS ONE IS THE LIKE YES, THIS GAME IS STILL GOING BUT KICKOFF CAN BE FOUND ON LIKE THE SUNDANCE CHANNEL OR WHATEVER LIKE CHANNEL FOX IS LIKE VAGUELY ASSOCIATED PROBABLY NOT SUNDAY CHANNEL, BUT LIKE FOX BUSINESS OR USA OR YOU’RE LIKE I DON’T WATCH THAT CHANNEL EVER.

I DIDN’T REALIZE MY CABLE PROVIDER CARRIED THAT CHANNEL AND OH IS IT BY THE NEWS CHANNELS?

NO, IT’S IN BETWEEN NAT GEO AND NOGGIN LIKE IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU JUST LIKE YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THE CHANNEL IS MAYBE YOU KNOW WITH YOUTUBE YOUTUBE TV, YOU CAN ORGANIZE IT ALPHABETICALLY.

I HAVE NO IDEA BUT ALSO ANNOYING WHERE YOU’RE LEFT SCRAMBLING IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOU KNOW, IF YOU DON’T WATCHING IT THROUGH LIKE THE ESPN APP OR THE FOX APP OR WHATEVER THAT THAT’S SUPER ANNOYING THAT YOU GET THE THE ALT KICKOFF CHANNEL AND I FEEL LIKE THAT IS ALIGNED WITH THE THE PREVIOUS LATER KICK THEN ACTUALLY ADVERTISED VAMP FOR ME FOR 10 TO 15 SECONDS ABOUT PLAY CALLING WITH NO URGENCY.

OH, I LOVE THIS ONE TOO.

THIS THIS IS ANOTHER HUGE ONE BECAUSE HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU FIND YOURSELF EITHER WATCHING A GAME WITH YOUR TEAM YOUR NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS, WHATEVER WHERE YOU’RE NO LONGER EVEN SITTING YOU’RE STANDING AND MOTIONING THE SPIKE RIGHT SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE GET TO THE LINE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE AND THEN IT’S JUST LIKE THE QUARTERBACK IS SITTING IN TURNING AND LIKE TRYING TO RELATE LIKE THEY’RE NOT PREPARED FOR THAT URGENT MOMENT OR THE COACHING STAFF IS CALLING PLAYS WHERE YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE A YOU KNOW, A MINUTE EIGHT YOU HAVE NO TIMEOUTS AND YOU’RE ADJUSTING AT THE LINE.

YOU’RE LIKE YOU’RE NOT PREPARED.

YOU DON’T HAVE THAT SCRIPT.

WHAT DO I CALL IT?

EXCELSIOR.

YEAH, RIGHT.

YOU DON’T HAVE AN EXCELSIOR SCRIPT READY TO ROLL BY THE TIME THE SEASON COMES ALONG AND YOU ARE JUST WASTING THOSE LIKE CHRIS BERMAN TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK SECONDS.

THE THING ABOUT THIS THAT I THINK MAKES IT SUCH A GOOD SUBMISSION FROM HAYES.

YEAH, IT DOESN’T ALWAYS AMOUNT TO A MAJOR SETBACK.

NO, SOMETIMES IN THE MOMENT.

SOMETIMES IT WORKS, BUT YOU’RE RIGHT AND WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE.

WE ARE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE TV DOING THE SPIKES LIKE WE’RE SPIKING IT HERE.

SOMEBODY PLEASE LISTEN TO US RIGHT OR YOU’RE WAVING A RUNNING BACK OUT OF BOUNDS.

THAT WAS IN OUR PREVIOUS EPISODE, RIGHT?

BUT LIKE YOU’RE YOU’RE TRYING TO TELEPATHICALLY TELL THIS 19 YEAR OLD 1,400 MILES AWAY.

LET’S GO.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

YOU DON’T HAVE A TEMPO PACKAGE THAT YOU DON’T HAVE AN EXCELSIOR PACKAGE THAT YOU KNOW WILL WORK WITHIN TWO MINUTES WITH NO TIMEOUTS AND PLAYERS DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY’RE LINING UP AND LIKE, YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY’S JUST SORT OF JOGGING BACK TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

YOU’RE LIKE, HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY, COME ON.

YEAH, THAT’S SUPER ANNOYING.

WE GOT TO PUT THROUGH THE GAME TIME THOUGH.

THAT’S THE ONE THAT GOES THROUGH HERE.

I THINK SO.

YEAH.

SO, THIS ONE CAME TO US ON TWITTER FROM CAPTAIN COX AND HE SUBMITS ANNOUNCERS HARPING ON THE SAME WEIRD STORY THE ENTIRE GAME.

I AM.

I AM ZOOMING OUT A LITTLE BIT AND INCLUDING A COUSIN AS PART OF THIS, WHICH IS ANNOUNCERS THAT ARE TRYING A LITTLE TOO HARD TO MAKE A NICKNAME HAPPEN.

OH, I LIKE THAT ONE.

I MEAN, YOU’RE JUST YOU’RE RIGHT NOW.

YOU’RE JUST TALKING TO GUS JOHNSON.

MOSTLY.

YEAH.

YOU’RE JUST TALKING TO GUS JOHNSON.

I DON’T KNOW WHO ELSE WHO COULD BE TAUGHT.

LIKE, I DON’T THINK FOWLER DOES THAT.

BUT LIKE, WASN’T THE MASERATI MARV THING A LITTLE ANNOYING?

IT WASN’T ANNOYING.

HE WAS JUST TRYING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

BUT IT WAS ANNOYING THAT HE KEPT TRYING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

MAYBE.

NOBODY ELSE IS CALLING A MASERATI MARV.

NOBODY.

IT’S JUST GUS.

AND HE WANTED TO MAKE THAT NICKNAME HAPPEN.

HE DID IT EVERY TIME HE CALLED AN OHIO STATE GAME.

AND AGAIN, IT HAD NO REAL CONSEQUENCE, NO REAL MEANINGFUL IMPACT.

ON ANYTHING.

IT WAS JUST, HE KEPT TRYING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

AND THAT WAS A LITTLE BIT ANNOYING TO ME.

SO WHETHER IT’S THE NICKNAME THING OR WHETHER IT’S A STORY, I MEAN, WE TALKED, GOSH, WE TALKED AD NAUSEUM ABOUT THIS TYPE OF SCENARIO IN THE PAST WITH TOM HAMMOND, WHEN HE’S CALLED NOTRE DAME GAMES, HE DID THIS ALL THE TIME.

RIGHT.

HE JUST KIND OF LOCKS IN ON A STORYLINE, A THING THAT INTERESTS HIM AND MAYBE NOBODY ELSE.

AND HE JUST ROLLS WITH IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

RIGHT.

THAT’S THE FIRST SIDE OF THIS BRACKET.

YEAH.

IT’S, IT’S, I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT.

WHERE LIKE SOMEBODY WILL MAKE, THEY’LL, THEY’LL BE LIKE THAT FUN FACT THAT’S TOLD EARLY ON THAT, LIKE, YOU KNOW, ALISON WILLIAMS ON THE SIDE, I’M GOING TO BE LIKE, ACTUALLY ROMA DOOMSDAY WAS A YO-YO CHAMPION WHEN HE WAS 11.

RIGHT.

AND THEN IT’S LIKE, TOUCHDOWN TO THE BIG TIME.

YO-YO MAN.

YO-YO’S BACK AND FORTH.

RIGHT.

AND SO THEY LIKE, THERE’S, THERE’S THAT CALLBACK ELEMENT.

THE GUS JOHNSON WENT WITH MASERATI MARV.

I JUST DON’T THINK THERE IS A PRODUCER WITH ENOUGH COURAGE IN THE PREGAME MEETING TO BE LIKE, NO.

SO MASERATI MARV, EVERYBODY’S LOVING IT.

BUT LIKE LESS IS MORE.

LIKE NOBODY HAS, LIKE GUS JOHNSON’S TOO BIG.

A LITTLE BIT OF EMPEROR WITH NO CLOTHES SITUATION.

YEAH.

ALSO IT’S HARMLESS.

RIGHT.

TOTALLY HARMLESS.

IT’S, IT’S A POSITIVE THING ABOUT THE GUY.

AND SO WE, WE ALWAYS APPRECIATE SOMEBODY WHO IS ERRING ON THE SIDE OF ENTHUSIASM.

AND SO THAT IS GUS JOHNSON BEING ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT A VERY STRONG COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER.

SO IT’S NITPICKY, BUT YEAH, IT’S, IT’S THE MAKING FETCH HAPPEN.

MUST, MUST BURGER USED TO DO THIS TOO BACK IN THE DAY.

DO SOMETHING.

ALL THE BIG GUYS HAVE DONE IT.

THIS ONE IS GOING UP AGAINST, I, I LOVE THE PETTINESS OF THIS ONE, WHICH IS WHY I INCLUDED IT.

THIS IS FROM JEREMY OUT ON TWITTER SAYING OFFSIDES INSTEAD OF OFFSIDE.

OH YEAH.

GUILTY.

WHICH WE ARE GUILTY OF.

I BELIEVE WE DID IT ON THE LAST EPISODE.

VERY PETTY, VERY INCONSEQUENTIAL, VERY MINOR, BUT I THINK VERY APPROPRIATE FOR THIS BRACKET.

I DON’T THINK IT GOES THROUGH, BUT RIGHT.

IT’S GOOD.

THERE’S A TERM FOR SOMETHING WHEN A WORD IS USED INCORRECTLY SO OFTEN THAT IT BECOMES THE ACTUAL DEFINITION OF THE WORD.

WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS, THAT LIKE NON PLUS JUST PEOPLE DECIDED TO CHANGE THE MEANING OF THE WORD SO OFTEN THAT THE MEANING OF THE WORD JUST CHANGED.

I THINK THAT’S PROBABLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH A WORD LIKE OFFSIDE AND OFFSIDES WHERE IT’S GOING TO BE SORT OF INTERCHANGEABLE AND WE ARE TO BLAME.

IT’S OUR FAULT.

NEXT ONE.

WE’VE GOT RUNNING OUTSIDE TOSSES AND SWEEPS TO THE SHORT SIDE OF THE FIELD FROM KEVIN ON EMAIL VERSUS.

YEAH.

AND THIS IS ANOTHER COMBO PLAY HERE FROM ANDY ON TWITTER WHO SAYS, OFFENSIVE COORDINATORS WHO RIDE THE OVERTHINK EXPRESS.

THIS ONE IS RELATED TO ANOTHER ONE THAT CAME IN FROM FRANK THAT IS A LITTLE BIT MORE SPECIFIC.

MAYBE THIS IS WHAT I SHOULD HAVE GAVE IS LIKE THE TOP LINE FOR THIS ONE.

RIGHT.

BUT HE SAYS ANY DESIGNED BACKWARD MOTION BY THE OFFENSE.

THE OVERTHINK EXPRESS SLASH BACKWARD MOTION VERSUS RUNNING, DOING SOMETHING TO THE SHORT SIDE OF THE FIELD.

RIGHT.

SO I KIND OF HAVE ISSUE WITH BOTH OF THESE AND I THINK THEY BOTH BELONG.

BUT MY ISSUE IS WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE SAM MILLER BEN LIMBURG BOOK?

LIKE THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK.

YEAH.

SO IF YOU ARE, IF YOU ARE A TEAM WITH A PLAYBOOK THAT INCLUDES BACKWARD MOTION AND WE SAW LIKE THE 49ERS RUNNING THIS FOR LIKE CHRIS MCCAFFREY WOULD SORT OF MOTION OUT AND THEN LIKE BEHIND WHERE HE WOULD NORMALLY STAND TO LIKE DRY OUT A DEFENDER AS FAR AS I COULD TELL IT SORT OF HAVE THE DEFENSE SHOW ITSELF A LITTLE BIT.

LIKE IF THERE’S A PURPOSE BEHIND PRE SNAP MOTION OR ANY SORT OF BEHIND THE PLAY MOTION AND IT’S TO SORT OF MAKE THE DEFENSE SHOW ITS HAND.

I DON’T THINK IT’S WORTHWHILE.

THE ONLY IF IT WORKS, IT’S OKAY.

IF YOUR TEAM HAS A HISTORY OF MAKING SHORT SIDE TOSSES WORK BECAUSE FOR WHATEVER REASON IT’S THE WEAK SIDE OF THE FIELD AND THEY’RE SHOWING SOMETHING THAT A STRONG SIDE OF THEY DO LIKE A QUICK SPEED SOMETHING TO THE WEAK SIDE TO THE SHORT SIDE OF THE FIELD WHICH HAPPENED TO BE THE SAME THING.

AND I GUESS MY SCENARIO AND IT WORKS.

THAT’S FINE.

RIGHT.

I THINK WHAT HAPPENS IS A LOT OF US HAVE SCAR TISSUE ABOUT PREVIOUS YEARS TEAMS AND PREVIOUS SITUATIONS WHERE YOU HAD THIRD AND TWO TO KEEP A DRIVE GOING AND SOMEBODY CALLED A REVERSE AND IT ENDED TERRIBLY.

USUALLY IT LIKE PLAYS LIKE THAT AND TERRIBLY BECAUSE ONE YOU’RE TELEGRAPHING IT TOO MUCH AND IT’S NOT PAIRED WITH A PLAY THAT HELPS TO SET IT UP EARLIER ON OR TWO.

IT’S JUST RUN WRONG.

IT’S RUN INCORRECTLY.

IT’S NOT ACTUALLY A BAD PLAY CALL.

IT’S A BAD PLAY CALL BECAUSE YOUR TEAM DIDN’T RUN IT CORRECTLY.

HE DIDN’T EXECUTE WHICH OF COURSE COACHES ARE GOING TO BLAME THEMSELVES.

RIGHT.

LIKE WE DIDN’T TEACH IT WELL ENOUGH IN PRACTICE.

SO I WOULD SAY IT’S THE BACKWARDS ONE.

I THINK THAT’S A CLOSE COUSIN OF YOUR ITEM FROM LAST WEEK WHERE IT’S JUST LIKE THE SHOTGUN ON FOURTH AND SHORT.

YEAH, I WE’RE LIKE DON’T OVERTHINK IT.

YEAH, I THINK I THINK IN GENERAL THE OVERTHINK EXPRESS.

IS A REALLY GOOD ONE TO CALL OUT HERE FOR OFFENSIVE COORDINATORS BECAUSE THERE IS A TENTATIVE BALANCE BETWEEN RIDING THE OVERTHINK EXPRESS AND THE UNDERTHINK EXPRESS, RIGHT?

I WILL OF COURSE HOLD UP JARED PARKER IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THAT BECAUSE THE UNDERTHINK EXPRESS FOR NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL IN 2023 SHOULD HAVE SHOULD HAVE BEEN JUST RUN THE DAMN BALL.

THE PROBLEM WAS HE UNDER THOUGHT IT ALL TOO OFTEN TO THE POINT WHERE THERE WAS NO BALANCE AND THE OFFENSE WAS PREDICTABLE.

THAT WAS THE UNDERTHINK EXPRESS TO THE POINT WHERE IT WAS SO UNDER THOUGHT YOU QUESTION WHETHER IT WAS ACTUALLY OVER THOUGHT.

SEE WHAT I’M SAYING?

YES, THAT TENTATIVE BALANCE BETWEEN UNDER THINKING AND OVER THINKING FOR AN OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR IN THE WAY YOU CALL THOSE PLAYS I THINK GOES THROUGH THAT’S A REALLY I THINK IT’S A LOT OF THE LIKE FOURTH OR THIRD AND SHORT AND THERE’S SOMETHING LONG DEVELOPING WHERE THAT YOU’RE YOU’RE COUNTING ON LIKE WELL THIS TIGHT END IS GOING TO DRAG OUT AFTER LIKE A FAKE RELEASE.

THAT’S RIGHT THAT SHOWS THESE BLOT LIKE THERE’S LIKE WHAT IF IT WAS JUST LIKE THIS REAL QUICK OBVIOUS THING THAT LIKE ISN’T A GREAT PLAY BUT IT’S A GUARANTEED TWO AND A HALF YARDS.

IT’S A GUARANTEED TWO AND A HALF YARDS THAT YOUR OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOESN’T HAVE AN ARRAY OF THOSE IN THE PLAYBOOK.

THIS NEXT ONE I THINK IS THE EPITOME OF WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.

YEAH, THIS ONE VIA EMAIL FROM ELLIE HAVING TO PAY FOR ANOTHER STREAMING SERVICE TO WATCH A GAME VERSUS THIS ONE COMES TO US FROM ZACHARY NEAL OF DUCKS WIRE.

HELLO ZACHARY.

HEY ZACH IN STADIUM LOUDSPEAKERS THAT ARE A LITTLE TOO LOUD.

TWO EXTREMELY PETTY FAN ORIENTED ANNOYANCES THAT ARE PERFECT HAVING TO PAY FOR ANOTHER STREAMING SERVICE TO WATCH A GAME IS AN ENORMOUS PAIN IN THE YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS BECAUSE THEN YOU HAVE TO START DURING THE WEEK.

YOU’RE LIKE, ALL RIGHT, WHAT IS WHAT IS PEACOCK HAVE THAT LIKE NOW THAT I’VE BOUGHT PEACOCK FOR THE BIG TEN AND NOTRE DAME LIKE HOW DO I ACTUALLY SHOULD I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ACTUALLY HAVING THIS SERVICE?

SURE.

I’LL WATCH SAVED BY THE BELL WATCH OPPENHEIMER.

BUT HERE’S THE THING ABOUT THIS THAT ELLIE DOES NOT CALL OUT IN HER EMAIL.

THERE’S ALSO THE ADDED COMPONENT OF HAVING TO TEACH THE PARENTS HOW TO ALSO SIGN UP FOR THE STREAM TEXT SUPPORT.

YEAH, OR OR TEACHING THEM HOW TO LINK UP WITH YOURS AFTER YOU SIGNED UP FOR IT.

YES, SHARE THE PASSWORD.

YEP.

YEAH, WE’RE LIKE, ALL RIGHT SCAN THE QR CODE.

SCAN THE QR CODE.

OKAY, SO THE QR CODE IS THE SERIES OF BLOCKS AND SORT OF LOOKS LIKE A BARCODE.

ALL RIGHT.

AND SO, YEAH, TMP 9 LW.

RIGHT, AND THEN YOU GET THE CONFIRMATION RIGHT?

THE CONFIRMATION IS SENT TO YOU AND THEN YOU’RE ON THE PHONE AND THERE’S A FACETIME SITUATION.

THAT PART OF IT ELLIE.

USE THE RIGHT ARROW ON THE ROKU.

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

THE RIGHT ARROW ON THE…

YEAH.

YOUR FACETIMING.

LOG IN ON MY DEVICE.

YEAH.

THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT CAN GO WRONG WITH THIS.

YES.

THAT IT TRULY GETS TO THE POINT OF…

OUTSIDE OF THE WHOLE FINANCIAL SIDE OF IT, YOU HAVE TO PAY TO WATCH A GAME, WHICH NOBODY WANTS TO DO.

OUTSIDE OF THAT, THERE IS DEFINITELY THAT MOMENT IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND.

BECAUSE I’VE HAD THIS EXACT EXPERIENCE WITH NOTRE DAME BEING ON PEACOCK.

THERE IS THAT MOMENT THAT FLASHES IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND WHERE IT’S LIKE, “HMM, THIS MIGHT NOT BE WORTH IT.”

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A PUBLIC PLACE GIVING TECH SUPPORT TO A SPOUSE OR FAMILY MEMBER?

OH, IT’S THE BEST.

WHERE YOU’RE JUST ON THE PHONE AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE SOMEBODY THE ONE SECOND.

YOU’RE LIKE, “I’M TEACHING THEM HOW TO USE THE INTERNET.”

WHERE YOU’RE JUST LIKE, “YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.”

SO YOU SEE THE WHITE BOX AROUND THE MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN STATE?

HIT OK.

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

ENGLISH.

YEAH, HIT THE ENGLISH BOX.

RIGHT.

YEP.

IS IT LOADING?

IT’S SAYING LOADING?

OK.

ALL RIGHT.

LET ME KNOW WHEN IT LOADS AND THEN WE’LL HANG UP.

YEAH, YEAH.

IT’S ON?

THIS IS GREAT.

YES.

YEAH.

THIS IS GREAT.

OK.

ELLIE, GOOD ONE.

GOOD ONE, ELLIE.

I LIKE ZACKS.

I LIKE THE IN-STADIUM LOUDSPEAKERS THAT ARE TOO LOUD.

THAT’S A VERY DAN RUBENSTEIN THING, I FEEL.

WELL, YOU’RE TALKING TO SOMEBODY WHO BRINGS EARPLUGS TO WEDDINGS TIME.

THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING.

SO I’M SOLUTION-ORIENTED.

I DO.

I PUT ON EARPLUGS ON THE DANCE FLOOR.

I MEAN, LIVE BAND SPEAKERS, WHATEVER.

I’M NOT ABOUT…

MY HEARING IS ALREADY NOT IDEAL.

I’M NOT ABOUT TO HAVE 1.2% WORSE HEARING FOR BRUNO MARS AND NOT EVEN TOP-TIER MARS.

AND I LIKE BRUNO MARS.

SO THAT’S MY ANSWER.

OR A BRUNO MARS COVER.

MY ANSWER IS STILL THE FIRST.

BECAUSE OF YOUR ADDED ELEMENT OF ADDING TECH SUPPORT TO LIKE…

HOW DOES PEACOCK WORK?

IT’S THE WORST, MAN.

IT’S SO BAD.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

AND GUESS WHAT?

IT’S NOT LIKE IT’S LOCKED IN THERE FOR NEXT WEEK.

NO, IT’S NOT.

YOU GOTTA DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

YOU GOTTA DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, MOM.

YEP.

I’VE HAD MANY CONVERSATIONS LIKE THIS.

AND THE WORST IS THIS.

THE WORST…

IT’S HARD ENOUGH WHEN YOU GOTTA DEAL WITH GETTING THE PARENTS LINKED UP.

YEAH.

BUT WHAT DO PARENTS DO?

THEY TALK TO OTHER PEOPLE THEIR AGE.

THIS IS NOT AN AGEIST ARGUMENT.

THIS IS JUST A TECH SUPPORT PROBLEM FOR PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND TECHNOLOGY.

WHEN THE WORD GETS OUT THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT WORK…

GOOD WITH COMPILERS, GOOD WITH COMPUTERS.

THAT’S WHEN THIS GETS VERY COMPLICATED.

BECAUSE THEN YOU’RE ON CALL.

HERE’S THE THING.

AND I KNOW THIS IS GOING INTO A DIFFERENT DIRECTION.

YOU DON’T HAVE CHILDREN, WHICH I THINK IS A GREAT DECISION FOR YOU AND YOURS.

YOU MADE THAT DECISION.

YOU’RE LIVING YOUR LIFE.

GREAT.

BUT WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN WHEN YOU’RE 81 AND YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO WATCH A NOTRE DAME GAME?

IS THERE A BETTER REASON TO PROCREATE THAN TO HAVE BUILT-IN TECH SUPPORT THAT LOOKS LIKE YOU?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL MIGHT BE KAPUT BY THE TIME I’M 81.

THAT’S TRUE.

WE’LL SEE.

AND THERE’S ALWAYS A CHANCE THAT YOU’RE JUST OFF LIVING IN THE MOUNTAINS WHITTLING YOUR OWN PUTTER.

THAT WAS NOT A EUPHEMISM, BY THE WAY.

LET’S MOVE ON.

ALL RIGHT.

FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS AND THEN WE’LL BREEZE THROUGH.

SURE, SURE, SURE.

ARRIVE AT A WINNER.

I HAVE INSERTED YOUR SUGGESTION RIGHT HERE.

OH, FLASHING YELLOW PENALTY.

EXPLAIN WHAT THE SCORE UPDATE.

EXPLAIN WHAT THIS IS.

THIS IS WHEN ESPN HAS A FLASH OF A YELLOW RECTANGLE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN THAT WOULD SEEMINGLY INDICATE UP.

SOMEBODY WAS HOLDING SOMEBODY INTERFERED ON THAT DEEP PASS.

NOPE.

IT’S THAT THERE WAS A SCORE SOMEWHERE ELSE IN AMERICA THAT NEEDED YOUR IMMEDIATE YELLOW FLASHING ATTENTION, WHICH HAPPENS TO BE THE SAME COLOR AS A PENALTY FLAG, WHICH FOREVER AND EVER WHEN A YELLOW FLASH WOULD APPEAR ON THE SCREEN, IT WOULD MEAN THAT LIKE, YEP, THERE’S A PENALTY ON THE PLAY SOMEWHERE.

AND NOW ESPN HAS DECIDED TO CONFLATE THOSE TWO COLORS OR THOSE TWO THOSE TWO MOMENTS WITH THE SAME COLOR.

THIS IS PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, MAN.

IT’S SICK, TY.

SICK, ABSOLUTE SICK.

YEAH.

CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S LEGAL.

LEGAL LIKE LIKE IT SHOULD BE TAKEN TO THE SUPREME COURT.

YEAH.

OK.

SOMEBODY WOULD ARGUE THAT DESIGN MATTERS.

DESIGN MATTERS.

THIS ONE GOES UP AGAINST TEAMS WITH BAD OFFENSES, TAKING MEDIOCRE GRAD TRANSFER QUARTERBACKS IN THE OFFSEASON.

THIS IS FROM BRADLEY, WHO HAS HELPED US WITH OUR NEWSLETTER, WHO HAS DONE A MULTITUDE OF THINGS HERE OVER AT SOLID VERBAL HQ.

THIS FEELS LIKE MORE OF A FANTASY THING THAN A GRIEVANCE, ALBEIT A GREAT FANTASY THING WHERE YOU TALK YOURSELF INTO THE LIKE LOW LEVEL QUARTERBACK TRANSFER.

I THINK DOES MINNESOTA HAVE ONE FROM PRINCETON, I WANT TO SAY THIS YEAR?

YEAH.

WHERE YOU YOU REALLY TALK YOURSELF INTO HAVING A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH.

YOU’RE JUST LIKE HE WAS TOO GOOD FOR SLIPPERY ROCK OR WHATEVER.

AND HE COMES IN TO A GAME AND YOU’RE LIKE, WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE A SLIPPERY ROCK QUARTERBACK.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

WE’RE PUTTING WE’RE PUTTING THE YELLOW INDICATORS.

YES, OF COURSE.

NEXT ONE UP.

THANK YOU, BRADLEY, FOR THE SUBMISSION.

FROM BOTH COLIN AND NATE TO NEBRASKA FANS ON EMAIL, SOLID VERBAL.

OKAY.

DID THEY JOINT EMAIL US?

NO, THEY BOTH EMAILED WITHIN FIVE MINUTES ABOUT THE SAME THING.

AND THEY’RE BOTH NEBRASKA PEOPLE?

BOTH NEBRASKA PEOPLE.

OKAY, GREAT.

BOTH.

BOTH WERE WORDED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.

WE SHOULD INTRODUCE THEM.

SOMETHING I’VE LABELED THE NEEDLESSLY BALLSY CALL.

OH, I LIKE THIS.

YEAH.

NEEDLESSLY.

YEAH.

THERE WAS DEFINITELY A SCOTT FROST REFERENCE IN HERE.

NEEDLESSLY BALLSY CALL VERSUS FROM A DIFFERENT NATE OUT ON INSTAGRAM.

THE EASY 15 YARD COMPLETIONS AGAINST THE PREVENT DEFENSE.

ALSO SENT IN BY OWEN ON INSTAGRAM.

SO THE PREMATURE PREVENT OR YEAH, I GET WHAT YOU’RE SAYING.

YOUR TEAM PLAYING A PREVENT DEFENSE AND GIVING UP EASY COMPLETIONS VERSUS THE NEEDLESSLY BALLSY CALL.

I WOULD SAY THE PREVENT DEFENSE FRUSTRATIONS.

EVERYBODY CAN SORT OF POINT TO A MOMENT IN TIME WHERE THEIR TEAM WENT THREE DEEP SAFETIES AND ALLOWED A TEAM TO MARCH DOWN THE FIELD AND THEY HAD TO SCRAMBLE TO GET BACK IN A REGULAR DEFENSE BECAUSE THE PREVENT DIDN’T WORK.

ALSO WHY DO WE PRONOUNCE IT LIKE THAT?

PREVENT.

WE PRONOUNCE THAT WORD DIFFERENTLY IN ITS NORMAL USE.

I THINK IT’S THAT.

I THINK IT’S THAT BECAUSE IT HEIGHTENS HOW SCARED WE BECOME OF WHAT THAT OTHER TEAM CAN DO DRIVING DOWN THE FIELD THAT QUICKLY.

AND MOST OF THE TIME IT WORKS FINE.

MOST OF THE TIME IT WORKS FINE.

BUT THERE IS THAT THOUGHT, THAT KERNEL OF CONCERN IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND.

YEAH, WE PUT PREVENT DEFENSE THROUGH.

WELL, ISN’T THAT THERE WAS LIKE THAT OLD BILL BELICHICK THING WHERE HE ALWAYS RUSHES FOUR PLAYERS AGAINST A HAIL MARY PLAY?

THAT’S RIGHT.

I DON’T THINK THE PATRIOTS ARE PARTICULARLY GOOD AGAINST HAIL MARYS OR THAT WAS PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE.

THAT’S LIKE A LINE OF THINKING WHERE YOU’RE JUST LIKE, YOU KNOW, IF YOU HAVE TO MAKE SOMEBODY MAKE A DECISION QUICKER, THEY’RE MORE LIABLE TO MAKE MORE LIKELY TO MAKE A BAD DECISION.

I THINK THAT’S REALLY GOOD.

PREVENT GOES THROUGH TWO MORE.

THIS ONE FROM PNW SPORTS NERD ON TWITTER.

OKAY.

QUARTERBACK GETTING SACKED WITH A WIDE OPEN RECEIVER RUNNING DOWNFIELD.

YEAH.

VERSUS ETHAN, WHO NOT VERSUS ETHAN.

ETHAN SENT THIS ONE IN ON TWITTER VERSUS THE OFFENSIVE PLAYER WHO GETS THE SNAP COUNT WRONG.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER GETS A SNAP.

SO THIS IS KIND OF FUNNY, RIGHT?

IT’S NOT JUST A FALSE START BECAUSE A GUY IS FLINCHING.

IT’S A GUY JUST STRAIGHT UP GETTING THE SNAP COUNT WRONG AND DOING THE FULL OFFENSIVE LINEMAN JUMP BACK THING PAST BLOCKING FIRING OFF THE LINE TO GET A RUN BLOCK.

BUT MAYBE A BEAT TOO SOON AND STICKS OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB.

SO WE DON’T ALWAYS KNOW THE PROGRESSIONS OF A PLAY, RIGHT?

YOU KNOW, A LOT OF GUYS WILL READ THE FIELDS LEFT TO RIGHT.

AND SO LIKE, YES, THIS GUY IS RUNNING OPEN DOWN THE FIELD, BUT LIKE THE DEFENSE KNEW THAT IT WAS SORT OF A DECOY AND JUST SORT OF RUN OUT THE PLAY AND THE QUARTERBACK WASN’T GONNA HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GET TO THAT PROGRESSION ANYWAY.

AND SO I UNDERSTAND IT WHEN YOU LOOK AFTER THE FACT THAT LIKE THE SKY CAM AND THE ANNOUNCER SAYS LIKE, MAN, IF YOU JUST HUNG IN THERE A LITTLE LONGER, THIS GUY WOULD HAVE OPENED UP LIKE, I DON’T KNOW.

I THINK THE CALCULUS IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT WHEN YOU’RE JUST WORRIED EVERY SINGLE MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE THAT CHASE YOUNG IS GOING TO DISEMBOWEL YOU.

SO I WANT TO EXTEND SOME GRACE TO QUARTERBACKS ON THAT FIRST ONE.

WHAT WAS THE SECOND ONE?

JUST THE GUY ON MOST OF THE TIME, THE OFFENSIVE LINE GETTING THE SNAP COUNT WRONG.

YEAH, THAT’S ESPECIALLY BRUTAL IN THE LIKE IT’S THIRD AND TWO.

YOU GO FROM LIKE THIRD AND SHORT TO THIRD AND TRICKY BECAUSE OF A SNAP COUNT THING.

AND ESPECIALLY IF IT’S AT HOME, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S A BIG GAME ON THE ROAD, I THINK IS WHEN IT REALLY JUMPS OUT TO ME.

WELL, I WAS GONNA SAY IF IT’S AT HOME BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE THE CROWD TO CONTEND WITH.

SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR THE CADENCE.

THAT’S TRUE.

THE SITUATION I’M THINKING OF IS THE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN WHO IS OUT THERE.

MAYBE THE OFFENSIVE LINE HAS ALREADY TAKEN TWO PENALTIES.

ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHERE THE ANNOUNCERS ARE TALKING UP.

WOW, HOW LOUD IS IT?

THEY SHOW THE SOUND METER, THEIR BACK IS TO THE STUDENT SECTION, AND THEN THEY JUST SORT OF JUMP OFF.

SEE, I’M GUTTED BY THAT.

THAT’S NOT MY ANSWER.

IF YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT LIKE A THIRD AND FOURTH FALSE START IN THE HALF, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S THE SAME PLAYER, IT FILLS ME LIKE A HOT AIR BALLOON WITH HOT DESPAIR THAT IT’S JUST NOT GONNA BE.

ALL RIGHT, SO LET’S GO.

LET’S GO QUARTERBACK GETTING SACKED WITH THE WIDE OPEN GUY RUNNING DOWNFIELD.

YES, THAT’S FINE.

AND THEN THE FINAL FIRST ROUND MATCHUP, I PROMISE WE WILL BUZZ THROUGH THE REST OF THESE QUICKLY.

IT IS A COMBINATION, A MATCHUP BETWEEN GET BACK COACHES.

THIS ONE COMES TO US ON TWITTER, TAKING ON SPORTS ALABAMA PODCAST.

THANK YOU FOR SENDING THAT IN.

GET BACK COACHES KIND OF ANNOYING VERSUS THE STRENGTH COACH GUY ON THE SIDELINES, WAVING A TOWEL, FIRING OFF A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, ET CETERA, ET CETERA.

THIS ONE FROM COOP IN H TOWN OUT THERE ON TWITTER.

SO GET BACK COACHES AGAINST THE DUDE, THE, THE, I GUESS, STRENGTH COACH GUY, REALLY THE HYPE MAN ON THE SIDELINES, RIGHT?

TRYING TO GET EVERYBODY FIRED UP.

I’M GOING TO FILE THE STRENGTH COACH DOING WEIRD STUFF UNDER MY TRUE LOVE BRACKET BECAUSE I LOVE THAT GUY.

WHAT?

I ALSO KIND OF LOVE THE GET BACK COACH TOO.

I LIKE BOTH OF THEM, BUT I UNDERSTAND AT LEAST YOU’RE ANNOYED THAT LIKE THE HEAD COACH CAN’T COMPORT HIMSELF WELL ENOUGH THAT SOMEBODY IS DEDICATED TO THE CAUSE OF BRINGING THEM BACK TO THE SIDELINE.

SO I GUESS I’M GOING TO PUT THAT THROUGH BECAUSE I ENJOYED LIKE THE STRENGTH COACH WEARING A SHMEDIUM WAVING A LASSO, LIKE BARKING, HAVING WEIRD FACIAL HAIR, LIKE OLD MUTTON CHOPS.

LIKE THAT’S ALL GREAT BY ME.

I’M OKAY WITH THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO LET’S GO BACK TO THE TOP HERE AND LET’S, LET’S ROUND THIS THING OUT.

ALL RIGHT, LET’S GO THROUGH.

WE’VE GOT THE COMMERCIAL KICKOFF COMMERCIAL COMBINATION PLAY SQUARING OFF AGAINST A BROADCAST MISSING THE NEXT PLAY WHILE SHOWING A REPLAY.

COMMERCIAL BACK COMMERCIAL.

IT’S THE WORST, RIGHT?

YEAH.

JUST THE WORST.

YEAH.

CAUSE IT CAN HAPPEN MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF THE GAME, MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF THE SEASON.

AND IT JUST, IT MAKES YOU A LITTLE BRAIN DEAD.

IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN A DIFFERENT FORM THIS YEAR WITH THE TWO MINUTE WARNING.

THAT’S TRUE.

WE’VE ALSO GOT HERE THE BROADCAST RETURNING LATE FROM COMMERCIAL WITH THE ANNOUNCERS NOT FILLING US IN ON WHAT WE MISSED VERSUS THE MID PLAY CELEBRITY INTERVIEW.

THE FIRST ONE IS WORSE BECAUSE YOU CAN MUTE A CELEBRITY AND THERE IS, UH, IT’S NOT AS LIKE BRUTALLY ANNOYING AS NOT EVEN KNOWING WHAT HAPPENED.

THAT’S THE THING.

USUALLY WHAT THEY DO WITH THE CELEBRITY INTERVIEW, YOU CAN STILL SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING, RIGHT?

WHETHER THEY’VE GOT THE SPLIT SCREEN, WHETHER THEY’VE JUST GOT THE AUDIO OF THE INTERVIEW GOING BEHIND THE SCENES.

BUT IF YOU MISS A PLAY AND THEY DON’T FILL YOU IN, OR IF YOU MISS A REPLAY AND THEN THEY COME BACK AND THEY DON’T FILL YOU IN, RIGHT?

WHICH HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.

IT FEELS LIKE YOU’RE ON A BIT OF AN ISLAND AND AS A FAN THAT SUCKS.

SO I PUT THAT THROUGH AS WELL, WHICH MEANS THAT COMING OUT OF THIS SIDE OF THE BRACKET, I GUESS TO GO TO THE ELITE EIGHT, WE’VE GOT THE COMMERCIAL KICKOFF COMMERCIAL COMBO PLAY SQUARING OFF AGAINST BROADCASTS RETURNING LATE FROM COMMERCIALS WITH THE ANNOUNCERS NOT FILLING US IN COMMERCIAL, COMMERCIAL, COMMERCIAL.

IT’S A NO BRAINER, RIGHT?

YEAH.

THAT’S A GREAT ONE.

SO MANY PEOPLE SENT THAT ONE IN SUCH A GOOD ONE.

ALL RIGHT, WE’VE GOT THE KICKER WHO YOU KNOW IS GOING TO MISS IT GOING OUT THERE AND MISSING IT.

YEAH.

VERSUS THE DELAY OF GAME AFTER A TIMEOUT.

KICKER YOU THINK?

YEAH.

I MEAN, IT’S MORE PRONOUNCED.

I ARGUE THAT IT FILLS ME WITH A RAGE.

IS THAT MINOR?

MINOR ANNOYANCE?

IS THAT MINOR?

ALL RIGHT.

THEN THE OTHER ONE.

I THINK IT’S A NO DELAY OF GAME AFTER A TIMEOUT BECAUSE IN MOST CASES IT’S INCONSEQUENTIAL.

YEAH.

I THINK BASICALLY WHAT THIS BRACKET AMOUNTS TO IS WHAT MAKES YOU SAY, “UGH, MORE.”

YEAH.

DELAY A GAME AFTER A TIMEOUT FOR ME.

YEAH.

NEXT MATCHUP, THE HYPOTHETICAL PLAYOFF ARGUMENTS, LET’S SAY INTERWOVEN AMID THE BROADCAST.

YEAH.

SQUARING OFF AGAINST THE, LET’S SAY FALSE EXCITEMENT OF A KICK RETURN THAT IS NEGATED BY A VERY EARLY FLAG.

THE SECOND ONE.

VERY EARLY FLAG.

I THINK IT’S THE EARLY FLAG, RIGHT?

I THINK IT BRINGS OUT MORE COMPLEX EMOTIONS IN ME.

I THINK THE EARLY FLAG PART OF THIS IS WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

A PENALTY IS A PENALTY THAT COULD BE MAJOR, THAT COULD BE MINOR IN THE GRAND SCHEME, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S RETURNED ALL THE WAY FOR A TOUCHDOWN.

RIGHT.

THE SPECIFICITY HERE FROM DAVID ABOUT IT BEING AN EARLY FLAG THAT YOU SEE, BUT PRESUMABLY NONE OF THE PLAYERS DO.

RIGHT.

THAT’S WHAT MAKES IT, I THINK, WORTHY HERE.

OH MAN, YOU GOTTA WATCH THE PLAYERS CELEBRATE A TOUCHDOWN AND BE INFORMED LIKE, “ACTUALLY, NUMBER 72.”

YEAH.

RIGHT.

SOMETIMES THE REFEREES COME ON THE PA SYSTEM AS THEY’RE CELEBRATING AND THE CAMERA IS ZOOMED IN ON THE CELEBRATION, YOU JUST SORT OF HEAR IT FILTERING IN.

BRUTAL.

I MEAN, JUST THE WORST.

ALL RIGHT.

THEN WE’VE GOT…

OKAY.

WE’VE GOT THE EARLY FLAG SQUARING OFF AGAINST THE DELAY OF GAME AFTER A TIMEOUT.

I’M STILL GONNA SAY EARLY FLAG.

I THINK IT’S EARLY FLAG, RIGHT?

BECAUSE OF THE DEFLATION INVOLVED.

YEP.

WHICH MEANS THAT IT’S EARLY FLAG VERSUS THE COMMERCIAL KICKOFF COMMERCIAL COMBINATION PLAY.

IT’S JUST COMMERCIAL TO ME.

I THINK IT’S A NO-BRAINER, THE COMMERCIAL.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT?

IN MANY WAYS, THAT’S FITTING BECAUSE WE HAD SO MANY COMMERCIAL SUGGESTIONS.

AND LOOK, THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE COMMERCIAL ONE IS WE HAVE THE QUAD BOX.

SO YOU CAN JUST SLIDE THE SLIDER OVER TO THE RIGHT OR DOWN OR DIAGONAL AND YOU GET THE AUDIO FROM A DIFFERENT GAME.

NOW I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN’T REALLY WATCHING QUAD BOX WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR OWN GAME.

LIKE IF YOU’RE A KENTUCKY FAN, YOU’RE GOING FULL KENTUCKY ON THE SCREEN.

YOU’RE NOT NECESSARILY…

YOU DON’T HAVE A…

I WAS GONNA SAY PAC-12.

THAT DOESN’T EXIST ANYMORE.

YOU DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE A GAME GOING ON ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THREE DIFFERENT OTHER SQUARES.

BUT AT LEAST YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO FLIP AROUND FOR A SECOND.

LET’S GO TO REGION TWO.

YEP.

GAMES THAT ACTUALLY START 15 MINUTES LATER.

YEP.

I LOVE THIS ONE.

VERSUS ANNOUNCERS WHO HARP ON THE SAME WEIRD STORY THE WHOLE GAME.

WE GOT TO PUT THROUGH THE GAME TIME THING.

RIGHT?

YEAH.

AND THE GAME TIME THING IS ESPECIALLY ANNOYING IF IT’S A NIGHT GAME WHERE YOU’RE JUST LIKE, I CAN’T WAIT FOR OREGON, WASHINGTON.

RIGHT?

I’VE BEEN WAITING ALL DAY.

I’VE BEEN WAITING ALL WEEK.

AND THEN YOU… 730 COMES AROUND.

YOU’RE LIKE, ALL RIGHT, WE’LL KICK OFF.

AND ABOUT…

IT’S LIKE, IT’S LIKE A FOUR O’CLOCK AND PLAYERS ARE JUST DOING HAMSTRING STRETCHES ON THE FIELD AND IT’S LIKE 1448.

YOU’RE LIKE, THIS IS GOING TO BE THE LONGEST 14 MINUTES OF MY LIFE.

THE WORST.

ALL RIGHT.

WE’VE GOT UP NEXT THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATORS WHO ARE RIDING THE OVERTHINK EXPRESS.

YEP.

SQUARING OFF AGAINST HAVING TO PAY FOR ANOTHER STREAMING SERVICE AND THE TECH SUPPORT THAT GOES ALONG WITH IT.

ONCE YOU ADD, YOU TACK ON THE TECH SUPPORT THING.

I THINK IT’S EASILY THAT.

BEAUTIFUL.

THAT MEANS THAT WE…

AND THAT’S NOT IN GAME.

I UNDERSTAND.

NOT IN GAME, BUT IT’S, YOU KNOW, TANGENTIAL.

IT FEELS LIKE IT’S IN GAME BECAUSE YOU JUST ASSUME A NOTRE DAME GAME, A NOTRE DAME HOME GAME IS ON NBC AND YOU, FOR WHATEVER REASON, DIDN’T COME ACROSS THE FACT THAT IT’S GOING TO BE ON PEACOCK.

AND THEN AS KICKOFF LOOMS, YOU TURN IT TO NBC AND IT’S SOME LIKE RERUN OF A SHOW.

YOU’RE LIKE, WAIT, WHAT’S HAPPENING?

AND THEN YOU’RE SCRAMBLING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE GAME IS.

THEN YOU’RE LIKE, I GOT TO BUY PEACOCK.

DOES ANYBODY I KNOW HAVE PEACOCK?

CAN I GET A LOGIN FOR PEACOCK?

OH NO, MY MOM NEEDS TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET PEACOCK.

YEAH.

HOW ABOUT…

SO IT COUNTS.

HOW ABOUT THIS SWEET 16 MATCHUP THEN?

YEAH.

HAVING TO PAY FOR ANOTHER STREAMING SERVICE VERSUS GAMES THAT ACTUALLY START 15 MINUTES LATER.

THAT’S A MATCHUP.

STREAMING SERVICE.

IT’S MORE FALLOUT.

FOR AS ANNOYING AS…

BUT THAT MIGHT BE MAJOR ANNOYANCE, NOT MINOR.

FOR AS ANNOYING AS THE START TIME THING IS.

YEAH.

GIVEN ALL OF THE SUGGESTIONS THAT WE HAD AROUND COMMERCIALS AND GIVEN THE NARRATIVES OF WHERE THINGS STAND IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL RIGHT NOW, EVERYBODY IS OBSESSED WITH THIS MONEY SIDE OF THINGS AND HOW IT IS HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE GAME.

THERE IS NO BETTER MASCOT FOR THAT MOVEMENT THAN THIS WITH THE STREAMING SERVICE.

RIGHT.

BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A TRANSPARENT EFFORT TO JUST GRAB SUBSCRIPTIONS.

MM-HMM.

CONGRATS, ELLIE, YOU’RE GOING THROUGH HERE.

THIS ONE GETS THROUGH TO THE NEXT ROUND.

OKAY.

AND THEN FINALLY, WE’VE GOT YOUR YELLOW INDICATOR IN THE SCORE BUG.

YEAH.

AGAINST EASY 15-YARD COMPLETIONS AGAINST THE PREVENT DEFENSE.

OH, I GOT YELLOW MOVING THROUGH.

YELLOW MOVES THROUGH.

YEAH.

THEN WE’VE GOT THE QUARTERBACK SACK WITH A WIDE OPEN RECEIVER DOWNFIELD VERSUS GET BACK COACHES.

OOH, THIS IS SORT OF A PILLOW FIGHT HERE.

I’LL GO QUARTERBACK SACK.

I’M GOING TO SAY QUARTERBACK, YEAH.

QUARTERBACK MISSING AND TAKING A SACK WHEN IT WAS LIKE THE QUARTERBACK IS JUST CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT THE PROGRESSIONS ARE.

AND YOU SEE, ESPECIALLY THAT LIKE BRUTAL TELESTRATOR ANGLE, THE SKY ANGLE WHERE IT’S LIKE, OH, THIS GUY WAS JUST WIDE OPEN.

THEY SHOW THE ALL 22.

YEAH.

YELLOW, YELLOW.

I HAVE YELLOW FLAG INDICATOR.

THAT’S WHY I JOTTED DOWN HERE, BUT IT’S NOT THAT.

THE YELLOW SCORE GRAPHIC.

YEAH.

THE YELLOW SCORE GRAPHIC VERSUS THE QUARTERBACK SACK.

THIS IS YELLOW.

YELLOW.

SUCH A GOOD ONE, DAN.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THAT BRINGS US THEN TO THESE TWO MATCHUPS.

OKAY.

WE’VE GOT THE COMMERCIAL KICKOFF COMMERCIAL COMBO.

YEAH.

SQUARING OFF AGAINST THE EARLY FLAG ON THE KICK RETURN.

SO COMMERCIAL VERSUS EARLY FLAG.

COMMERCIAL.

I THINK IT’S COMMERCIAL, RIGHT?

YEAH.

THAT BRINGS US TO HAVING TO PAY FOR ANOTHER STREAMING SERVICE VERSUS THE YELLOW SCORE BUG INDICATOR.

THIS IS A FANTASTIC MATCHUP, DAN, TO GO TO THE FINAL FOUR.

PAYING FOR A NEW STREAMING SERVICE CONFRONTED WITH THE NEED TO PAY FOR A NEW STREAMING SERVICE AS A GAME IS STARTING.

IF WE’RE GOING TO BE MORE SPECIFIC AND HELPING THOSE WHO ALSO NEED THAT SAME HELP VERSUS ESPN FLASHING A YELLOW GRAPHIC THAT IS NOT A FLAG INDICATOR.

THE YELLOW GRAPHIC THING TO ME IS JUST MIND BOGGLING.

AND THIS IS NOT THE FIRST YEAR THAT THEY DID IT.

YOU KNOW, THEY’VE BEEN DOING THAT FOR YEARS ON END NOW.

IT’S BEEN AT LEAST TWO OR THREE YEARS THAT I FEEL WE’VE HAD TO CONTEND WITH THAT.

AND I JUST, I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY IT KEEPS HAPPENING.

IT ALWAYS INDUCES A BIT OF A PANIC ATTACK.

SO HERE’S THE QUESTION, WHICH IS MORE PROLIFIC WITHIN THE SPORT?

SO IS THE SEC, ACC?

YOU MIGHT HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR CABLE PACKAGE TO GET THE SEC NETWORK OR ACC NETWORK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

BUT THAT YOU KNOW IN ADVANCE.

WHEREAS LIKE THE PEACOCK THING IS ALMOST MORE ARBITRARY, WHERE IT FEELS MORE POINTED TOWARDS BIG TEN FANS.

I DON’T KNOW IF LET’S SAY WE HAVE WHAT PARAMOUNT PLUS FOR CBS, PEACOCK FOR NBC.

BUT I GUESS ESPN PLUS FOR SMALLER CONFERENCES.

BUT THE WHOLE NEW STREAMING SERVICE THING, I FEEL LIKE IS MORE OF A BIG TEN NOTRE DAME THING THAN IT IS FOR ANY OTHER CONFERENCE.

YOU HAVE THE ESPN PLUS THING.

I UNDERSTAND.

AND THEN THE YELLOW FLASH IS ONLY ESPN.

SO YOU HAVE SOME CONFERENCES NOW LIKE THE BIG TEN WHO ARE NOT GOING TO BE DEALING WITH THAT AT ALL.

FOR AS MUCH AS THE YELLOW GRAPHIC DRIVES ME NUTS, I DO THINK THE STREAMING SERVICE THING IS MUCH MORE PREVALENT.

I THINK IT’S MORE PREVALENT.

AND I ALSO THINK THERE IS A FEAR AMONG FANS THAT WITH SO MUCH MONEY BEING THROWN INTO THE GAME THAT THERE ARE GOING TO BE MORE THINGS LIKE THIS WHERE IT ENDS UP HITTING OUR POCKETBOOKS IN ORDER TO DEFRAY THE COSTS.

WITH ESPN PAYING FOR, WELL ESPN HAS ACC, SEC, BIG 12, AND I’M PART OF THE BIG 12, THAT THERE IS THIS FEELING THAT THEY’RE GOING TO BE SENDING MORE AND MORE GAMES TO ESPN PLUS TO BOOST NUMBERS THERE.

SO THAT, YOU KNOW, THE SAME THING, HAVING TO SUBSCRIBE TO ESPN PLUS, SAME THING AS PEACOCK KIND OF THING.

SO IT’S GOING TO BECOME MORE AND MORE UBIQUITOUS, THE STREAMING ELEMENT OF THIS SPORT.

I THINK WE GOT TO PUT THE STREAMING SERVICE THROUGH.

OKAY, LET’S PUT IT THROUGH.

WHICH MEANS THAT OUR FINAL IS HAVING TO PAY FOR ANOTHER STREAMING SERVICE TO WATCH A GAME VERSUS THE COMMERCIAL KICKOFF COMMERCIAL COMBINATION PLAY.

I THINK THAT’S MY ANSWER.

AND I’LL TELL YOU EXACTLY WHY.

BECAUSE THERE’S ALMOST A SHOW OF IT.

THERE’S ALMOST A SHOW OF TOUCHDOWN.

GREAT.

GO TO COMMERCIAL.

FINE.

I GET IT.

LET’S START THIS NEW DRIVE.

KICKOFF.

YES, THAT’S WHAT WE DO AFTER A TOUCHDOWN.

AND THEN IT’S LIKE, HERE IS THE TIME.

YOU’RE GOING TO SEE ADS.

RIGHT.

THERE’S JUST LIKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

YOU’RE LIKE, NO!

AND YOU DON’T KNOW HOW MANY ADS YOU’RE GOING TO WATCH, BUT YOU KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A BUNCH OF ADS YOU’VE ALREADY SEEN ALL GAME LONG ON PREVIOUSLY ON FANSVILLE.

AND YOU’RE LIKE, GOD.

THAT’S THE ISSUE.

WHEREAS LIKE THIS BIG SHOW OF LIKE, HEY, YOU WANT SOME MORE FOOTBALL?

NOT SO FAST.

CAN I HATE THAT?

CAN I GIVE VOICE TO SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE NOT DISCUSSED?

SURE.

I’M TALKING ABOUT THAT SPLIT SECOND.

THAT SPLIT SECOND WHEN YOU ARE WATCHING A FOOTBALL GAME.

AND THERE IS SOMETHING OF A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THE NETWORK IS GOING TO GO TO BREAK OR NOT.

WELL, THEY WON’T.

AND EVERYBODY LISTENING TO THIS KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.

YEAH.

THERE’S A BREAK IN PLAY.

THERE’S A TIMEOUT.

YEAH.

THERE’S AN INJURY.

THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON THAT OTHERWISE WOULD BE A TIME FOR THE NETWORK TO CUT AWAY AND GO TO COMMERCIAL, BUT THEY DON’T ALWAYS.

AND THAT SPLIT SECOND, THE WILL THEY WON’T THEY, GETS ME ALL THE TIME BECAUSE HE’D NEVER WANT THEM TO GO TO COMMERCIAL.

I DON’T NECESSARILY WANT TO SEE SOMEBODY ON THE FIELD WRITHING IN PAIN.

THAT’S NOT MY IDEA OF ENJOYMENT, BUT I NEVER WANT TO GO TO COMMERCIAL.

LET THE ANNOUNCERS TALK IT OUT.

TALK ABOUT THE HYPOTHETICAL PLAYOFF ARGUMENTS THEN.

BUT JUST DON’T GO TO COMMERCIAL.

THE COMMERCIAL KICKOFF COMMERCIAL COMBINATION IS INFURIATING AND IT HAS ZERO BEARING ON THE GAME.

SO IF YOU KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TV AND MAYBE I’M WRONG ABOUT THIS, BUT THERE’S A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF COMMERCIALS THAT ARE PAID FOR DURING THE GAMES THAT THEY HAVE TO GET THROUGH.

AND IF THEY DON’T GET THROUGH, THEN THEY HAVE TO WHAT’S CALLED LIKE A MAKE GOOD WHERE LIKE, OH, FOOT LOCKER BOUGHT THIS MANY COMMERCIALS, BUT THEY ONLY GOT THIS MANY.

SO NOW THEY’RE GETTING NOT JUST THE REMAINDER, BUT THEY’RE GETTING A BONUS FEW FOR FREE.

THAT’S RIGHT.

BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T STICK TO YOUR END OF THE AGREEMENT TO AIR THIS MANY FOOT LOCKER COMMERCIALS.

SO WHEN YOU HAVE THE COMMERCIAL KICKOFF COMMERCIAL, THERE IS THAT ELEMENT THAT’S AT LEAST IN MY HEAD WHERE I’M PICTURING LIKE THE HEAD OF MARKETING FOR CBS IN THE TRUCK WHISPERING IN THE DIRECTOR’S EAR, DO IT.

YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO DO IT.

THIS IS WHAT WE’RE PAYING YOU FOR.

DON’T MAKE ME.

DON’T MAKE ME DO IT.

DO IT.

AND THEN YOU GET LIKE THE COMMERCIAL FOR CSI CALGARY OR WHATEVER.

SO THAT’S THE ELEMENT WHERE IT’S JUST LIKE, OH MY GOD, THIS IS SUCH LIKE A STRUCTURED BUSINESS THAT IT’S TAKING SO MUCH OF THE CHARM OUT OF THIS EXPERIENCE.

THAT’S SUCH A HUGE BUMMER.

THAT MEANS THE WINNER OF OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL MINOR GRIEVANCES BRACKET COMES DOWN TO A FIERCE BATTLE BETWEEN THE COMMERCIAL KICKOFF COMMERCIAL COMBINATION.

YEAH.

IS PUNTING ON FOURTH AND SHORT FROM MIDFIELD OR MAYBE FROM PLUS TERRITORY WITH THE ANNOUNCERS CHEERLEADING THE DECISION.

EXACTLY RIGHT.

WHAT A CONTEST.

I FEEL MORE EMOTIONS AND GOOD BAD EVERYTHING WHILE THE GAME IS HAPPENING.

WHEN A TOUCHDOWN OCCURS AND WE GO TO COMMERCIALS, THAT BRINGS ME OUT OF THIS LIKE EMOTIONAL WHIRLPOOL.

SO I’M GOING TO STILL RIDE WITH OUR WINNER OF FOURTH AND ONE WITH THE ANNOUNCERS CHEERLEADING IT BECAUSE I’M SO WRAPPED UP IN THAT MOMENT THAT I’M GOING TO FEEL MORE EVEN THOUGH IT’S A MINOR ANNOYANCE BRACKET.

I’M GOING TO BREAK MY OWN RULES HERE THAT THAT TO ME IS MORE ANNOYING, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S UNWARRANTED.

LIKE, YES, THERE ARE MOMENTS WHERE IT’S LIKE CLEARLY WARRANTED PUNT THE BALL.

I KNOW IT’S FOURTH AND SHORT, BUT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GO FOR IT ON YOUR OWN 20 OR WHATEVER IN THIS SPECIFIC MOMENT.

AND YOUR OFFENSIVE LINE IS BEAT UP.

SO SHORT YARDAGE IS THERE’S JUST LESS OF A CHANCE IT’S GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

THERE ARE MOMENTS THAT IT’S JUST LIKE DON’T GO FOR A FOURTH AND SHORT.

BUT WHEN THE ANNOUNCERS CONFIRM COWARDICE AND CONFIRM THE OLD WAY OF THINKING AND USE ANALYTICS LIKE A BOOGEYMAN, LIKE THIS WEIRD CATCH ALL BOOGEYMAN, SOMEBODY REFERRED TO IT AS DARK MAGIC WHO SENT IT RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT.

ANOTHER ANALYTIC SUGGESTION.

YEAH, RIGHT.

AND IT’S LIKE THEY’RE LIKE BRIEF SOAPBOX OPPORTUNITY TO SAY, CALL ME OLD FASHION, YOU KNOW, THAT KIND OF STUFF, RIGHT?

I’M STILL GOING TO ROLL WITH THAT BECAUSE I JUST FEEL MORE AS A GAME IN THE RHYTHM OF A GAME AND AT POST TOUCHDOWN IN THAT LIKE FOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM REFRACTORY PERIOD.

THAT’S WHERE I’M LIKE, OH, THIS IS ANNOYING.

THIS SUCKS.

BUT ALSO LIKE LIKE WE SAID BEFORE, IF YOUR STOMACH IS SINGING, IT GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY, RIGHT?

THERE IS SOME SILVER LINING TO BE TO BE STOLEN HERE.

LET’S JUST CALL THIS WHAT IT IS.

OKAY.

THIS IS NOT SO MUCH THE DECISION TO PUNT ON FOURTH AND ONE FROM PLUS TERRITORY.

IT’S THE ANNOUNCING CREW CHEERLEADING IT.

THAT IS THE INSULT TO INJURY.

YEAH, TOTALLY.

IT’S BAD ENOUGH THAT THE DECISION IS INCREDIBLY COWARDLY.

IT’S MADE WORSE BY THE FACT THAT THE ANNOUNCERS ARE EGGING IT ON.

AND SO I THINK I THINK I AGREE WITH YOU.

AND I THINK A LOT OF IT, LIKE YOU GET THE SENSE THAT LIKE A FORMER COACH WHO’S THE ANALYST IN THE BOOTH, RIGHT, DOESN’T WANT TO CRITICIZE A COACH’S DECISION SO PUBLICLY LIKE THERE’S THAT LIKE FRATERNITY OF COACHES WHO ARE JUST LIKE, HEY, I’M NOT GOING TO CALL THIS GUY’S DECISION OUT IN FRONT OF TWO POINT SIX MILLION DOESN’T WANT TO LOSE A SOURCE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

YEAH, SURE.

LIKE THERE’S EITHER A CONNECTION, BUT I REALLY JUST THINK IT’S LIKE THERE IS THIS LIKE IDEA OF NOT CRITICIZING IN GAME BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO BE IN THAT POSITION.

SO THEY’RE JUST GOING TO SAY WHATEVER SOMEBODY IS DOING IS FINE.

AND YOU LOSE THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE MOMENT BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME INSTANCES WHERE LIKE THEY DON’T FEEL THIS.

THEY DON’T FEEL THIS AT ALL.

OR THEY’RE USING THAT OPPORTUNITY TO SORT OF BE LIKE ANTI MATH OR INTELLECTUAL OR WHATEVER.

THERE’S A LOT THAT GETS ROLLED INTO THIS ONE.

THERE’S A LOT THAT GETS ROLLED INTO THIS ONE THAT HAD BEEN SENT IN FROM OTHER FOLKS.

I THINK THIS KIND OF PUTS A NICE BOW ON IT.

SO YEAH, I THINK WE’RE IN AGREEMENT.

I THINK IT IS THE ANNOUNCERS CHEERLEADING THE PUNT FROM PLUS TERRITORY ON FOUR SOMEWHERE MIDFIELD FOURTH AND REAL SHORT, YOU KNOW, ONE, TWO, THREE WITHIN, YOU KNOW, FIVE, TEN YARDS OF MIDFIELD ON EITHER DIRECTION.

YEAH, ANNOUNCERS CHEERLEADING A COWARDLY PUNT IS WHAT WE’RE REFERRING TO.

THAT WINS OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL MINOR GRIEVANCES BRACKET.

NEXT EPISODE, MAYBE WE’LL PLAY ONE SHINING MOMENT.

THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO SENT IN THEIR SUGGESTIONS.

PLEASE HIT US UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

TARGET DAN SPECIFICALLY.

IF YOU TAKE ISSUE WITH ANY OF THESE PAIRINGS, ANY OF THESE WINNERS THAT WE DECIDED TO PUT THROUGH, DON’T HASSLE ME WITH THAT.

HASSLE DAN WITH THAT.

HE’LL MIX IT UP WITH YOU.

HE APPRECIATES THE BLOOD SPORT OF THAT.

YEAH, YOU’LL DO THAT.

YOU CAN HANDLE THAT PART OF IT.

UNLESS I’M NAPPING.

YEAH.

UNLESS HE’S NAPPING.

BUT OTHERWISE GO AT DAN.

WE’RE AT SOLIDVERBAL AT GMAIL.COM AS ALWAYS IS THE EMAIL ADDRESS.

LET US KNOW WHAT WE GOT RIGHT, WHAT WE GOT WRONG, WHAT WE MISSED.

WE WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO REACH OUT.

WE’D ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO HIT FOLLOW WHEREVER IT IS YOU ARE LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE.

IT HELPS US MORE THAN WE COULD EVER PUT INTO WORDS.

AND OF COURSE, FOR BALLERS.COM, THAT IS OUR PATREON BONUS EPISODES, AD FREE CONTENT, ALL SORTS OF FUN KNICK KNACKS HERE IN THE OFFSEASON.

KNICK KNACKS?

LOVE IT FOR THAT GUY OVER THERE.

MY GOOD FRIEND, DAN RUBENSTEIN FOR MYSELF, TY HILDENBRANDT.

THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG.

WE’LL TALK TO YOU ALL SOON.

IN THE MEANTIME, STAY SOFT.

PEACE.

PEACE.

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