The Reverb Index: Week Seven

October 17, 2013

As the Reverb Line (408-VERBAL1) continues to ring off the hook, I must make an admission:  I was wrong.  Really wrong, actually.  I thought the uptick in positivity we saw in your calls was a mere blip on the radar. I thought, well… I thought you all were a bunch of cynics.  As the chart below clearly shows, it was no blip.  Last week, an astounding 65-percent of callers were in a good mood. That is just a hair shy of our peak in Week One at 67-percent.

The Reverb Index: Your Calls From Week Six

October 10, 2013

Last week’s slate of games produced some rather interesting calls to the Reverb line (408-VERBAL1).  Surprisingly, callers reversed a season long trend and expressed more positivity.  As you can see from the chart below, last week’s 55-45 good mood / bad mood split was the largest since Week Three.  It will be interesting to see if this is simply a blip on the way to a majority of callers being miserable, or if we might see an actual turn around.  Personally, I’m not sold quite yet. Let’s take a knee for a moment and talk about Lane Kiffin.  (C’mon, you . . .

The Reverb Index: Week Four

September 24, 2013

Week Four of the college football season did not phase the Reverb line (408-VERBAL1).  Indeed, the phones continued to ring; however, moods began to wear a little thin. As you can see in the chart below, callers are slowly becoming more downtrodden.  Last week, 45.9-percent of Verbalers called to vent their frustrations.  It’s the highest we’ve seen so far.  Despite this rise in negativity, most of you (54.1-percent to be exact), were content with what you saw on the gridiron this weekend.

The Reverb Index: Week Two and Week Three

September 20, 2013

The Reverb Line is flourishing.  And surprisingly upbeat. As you can see from the following chart, while the majority of callers remained generally in a good mood, there was a decline from Week One’s 66-percent to Week Two’s 58-percent.  Week Three saw moods hold steady with nearly 59-percent of callers generally upbeat about the weekend’s events.  Further, in Week Two only about 17-percent of you were drunk when you called in. Week Three had even less, as about 11-percent of you sounded audibly intoxicated. I have to say, I remain underwhelmed in this area.

The Reverb Index: Week One

September 3, 2013

For the last few seasons, the pulse of college football fans–and, more specifically, listeners of The Solid Verbal–has been measured by the ever-popular Reverb line (408-VERBAL1).  The rules are simple: If you’ve got something to say, call the number and leave it for friends who care.  Make no mistake that Ty and Dan care.  If they didn’t, they wouldn’t play your messages aloud.  As long as you’re not calling their actual phones, it’s a symbiotic relationship.