Tire Fire Alert: Week Four

September 20, 2013

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, . . .

Click Chorus: Sept 16, 2011

September 16, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Oregon attendee and Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Kaitlin Olson. Welcome back to teevee, horrible people. ***** • LSU squashed Mississippi State under their thumb last night. Not pretty. • Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is out of the hospital and ready for action (maybe). • ESPN’s David Ubben talks Iowa State and upward trending. • ESPN’s Brian Bennett chats with Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins ahead of tomorrow’s Notre Dame game. • Oklahoma‘s regents are meeting on Monday. This passes for news, apparently. • ESPN’s Andrea Adelson previews tonight’s Boise State-Toledo matchup. • . . .

Click Chorus: Dec. 27, 2010

December 27, 2010

Today’s Chorus is brought to you, in honor of today’s Independence Bowl by “Broken Arrow,” the greatest of all the Air Force movies that happen to star John Travolta and Christian Slater of all time. Or the worst. ***** • Last night, FIU beat Toledo 34-32 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. The game involved a hook-and-ladder to save 4th and 17, a RB named “Adonis,” and enthusiasm from the broadcast team that can only be defined as “slightly above-average.” FIU coach Mario Cristobol was pleased. • Hawaii got killed by Tulsa Friday night in the Hawaii Bowl. Turnovers were . . .