Bruce Feldman Midseason Check-In (10/28)
With Ty in Mexico, Dan speaks with Fox Sports’s Bruce Feldman about his new book, The QB, which is a look at the “making of modern quarterbacks.” They also discuss teams and players they like heading into November, and then fill out the Belk Bowl’s “Best Dressed Sportswriter” bracket.
Mr. Jones And Me (5/7)
Ty talks with David Jones from The Patriot News about Bill O’Brien’s departure from Penn State, the process of hiring of James Franklin, the current state of the football program, and some e-mail questions. Plus, Mama Hildenbrandt stops by for a few good minutes of ranting about Johnny Manziel’s attitude and Mel Kiper’s hair.
Crab Legs and Draft Picks (5/1)
Ty and Dan break down Jameis Winston’s run-in at Publix and debate whether he has already locked up the 2015 Verbie Award for Crime of the Year. Plus, a haphazard NFL Draft preview and a run down of the latest Selection Committee news.
California, Here We Come (12/29)
Ty and Dan break down the Bill O’Brien-to-NFL rumors, analyze Nick Aliotti’s retirement, rehash bowl results and make predictions for the games to come. Plus, a few e-mails and pure, unfettered excitement about The Solid Verbal’s trip to the BCS National Championship in California. Also, don’t forget to vote for the 2013 Verbie Awards!
Lucky 13 (11/20)
Ty and Dan debate the merits of AJ McCarron, the strength of the Oklahoma State defense, and the outcome of the historic Lehigh-Lafayette rivalry. Plus, a detailed rundown of the most relevant action in Week 13 and Johnny Manziel’s chances of winning another Heisman Trophy.
Tire Fire Alert: Week Eight
Whilst doing my research for the Week Nine installment of the Tire Fires blog, my eyes could not be averted from the potential defensive wreckage in the SEC this weekend. Last week, I pointed to the Missouri-Georgia game with both teams prone to scoring and surrendering big numbers. We’ll continue that trend, but in particular, let’s focus on the atrocious run defenses being trotted out against a pair of teams who are quite efficient on the ground. Nothing silences a large, raucous crowd better than Tire Fire defense being burnt to a crisp by the opposing team’s run game, and . . .
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 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.
The Alabama-Texas A&M Running Diary: Part I
Saturday’s rematch between Alabama and Texas A&M drew the highest television ratings for a regular season college football game in seven years. To be sure, it felt like we waited seven years to actually see it played. Ever since Johnny Manziel rose to superstardom by upsetting the Crimson Tide last November, September 14, 2013 had been circled on the calendar, dissected throughout the college football world, and mentioned as the main event for an entire season. To commemorate this historic event and Alabama’s thrilling 49-42 victory, I decided to keep a minute-by-minute diary…