TCB Poll: College Football Playoff

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Beginning in 2014, a playoff selection committee will determine which four college football teams play for the national title. Some are skeptical of the committee, so we -- the Elvii of college football -- have joined together to present our weekly playoff nominations. We call it the T.C.B. Poll. … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: A Tale of Two Teams

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It was the best of seasons, it was the worst of seasons; it was a game of touchdowns, it was a game of turnovers; it was the inspiration for belief, it was the cause of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the autumn of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had a playoff berth before us, we had a second-tier bowl before us; we were in Heaven on earth, we were in a cold, wet Stadium of defeat. Since 1887, we’ve had worse seasons, but few as … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “To Bowl or Not to Bowl” Edition

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To bowl or not to bowl, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The injuries and defeats of a season lost, Or to take the field against a sea of troubles And by playing end them. To quit—to rest, No more; and by a rest to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That losses are heir to: 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To quit, to rest; To rest, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub: For in that offseason what dreams may come, When … [Read more...]

Losing the Trenches: What’s Wrong with the O-line?

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For the Fighting Irish, the 2014 campaign ended, perhaps ironically, exactly opposite how 1914 ended for the British Expeditionary Force and the French on the Western Front, one hundred years ago. Faced with the highly-professional and dedicated Kaiser's host, the French and British retreated throughout August, falling ever back, until they pressed against the very gates of Paris. There, at the Marne, they stood and counter-punched. The masses of French on the left smashed into the Germans and … [Read more...]

Podcasts-a-Plenty: Student Manager Memories, How My Sister Cursed the Irish, and Much More

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Now that the holiday madness is done, I've been able to get our podcast feed caught up with all the recordings from KVCE that I took part in. There are two episodes of Inside the Game, one of which I guest hosted, as well as the latest episode of the Friday Roundup. There were a lot of great guests on each of the three below recordings so, even though they may have aged, they have aged quite well. Don't forget to subscribe to us via iTunes (and give us a review!) or follow us on Podbean to … [Read more...]