We had to review the whole week, which took a while because my goodness, college football has no idea how to unbinge its schedule. This sport eats like a bear: nothing for a long time, and then it finds a dumpster or an unoccupied cabin and goes to town until it can’t move for a few days.
It’s Big Boy Season, is what we’re saying, and even college football is acting accordingly.
It’s also appropriate that of all the massive games on the schedule this week, ¡El Assico! ended up being arguably the most compelling, thrilling, and evenly matched fight on the card. We had to address this on the podcast, because ¡El Assico! is a mocking term given the history of both teams playing down to the lowest common denominator. Solution! We decide that the term has to mean the great kind of ass when it’s good, and the bad kind of ass when it reverts to true 19-12 form next year. You say the good kind like this: “El AYYYYYSE-ico.”
There’s also us trying to figure out exactly who was awake for the madcap Boise State-Wazzu game on the #Pac12AfterDark shift, a lengthy discussion of just how good Baker Mayfield was against Ohio State, a similar discussion of how Lamar Jackson is real close to unlocking God Mode, and what, Auburn. Just what was that, and what do you plan on doing about any of it?
Additional topics include:
- Conquistador Baker Mayfield and The Curious Case of Benjamin Buckeye
- Georgia finishing bogey-birdie-birdie to beat Notre Dame
- Todd Graham's road to funemployment
- South Carolina's good and fun and we're fine with it don't look at us
- USC destroyed Stanford so badly that we wound up opening the show talking about the Indianapolis Colts
This is the schedule now: Fullcast Review on Monday, and Preview on Wed/Thurs depending on the alignment of the planets, travel schedules, and how much caffeine the combined trio of hosts have had.