About 14 months ago, my family and I moved. With the move brought a long commute to work each day.
It isn’t that bad. There are days when it is maddening, but there are some days when it is borderline enjoyable. I listen to a lot of podcasts. And during football season, there was no shortage of podcasts for me to enjoy on a daily basis.
Y’all, it got so bad I listened to a Mountain West podcast. And it had nothing to do with Mike Bobo. I have a real good understanding of the run-oriented offense Bob Davie ran at New Mexico.
The only thing sadder than people taking the time to dissect Mountain West football is people who actually take time and listen to people dissecting Mountain West football
One podcast I found and quickly grew to enjoy was the Solid Verbal, with Dan Rubenstein and Ty Hildenbrandt. It is my favorite, and the two days a week it was on were definitely my two favorite days driving.
I strongly encourage you to subscribe to it on iTunes, or whatever podcast tool you have.
One bit they do is the Verbies, their version end of the season awards. In their typical snarky humor, the awards aren’t taken very seriously.
Fans are encouraged to vote in the Verbies. In the spirt of awards season, here is the 2016 Verbie ballot, with my selections underlined. Make sure and check out the ballot, and vote for yourself, by clicking here.
And remember the Solid Verbal Podcast this football season!
2016 Verbie Awards Ballot
Alternate Uniform of the Year
-Boston College 1980’s throwback
–Navy’s “Naval Fleet”
-NC State “Iron Wolf”
-Oregon’s “Oregon Pioneer”
Bust of the Year
Crime of the Year
–Carly Fiorina tweeting her support for Iowa in the Rose Bowl
-Faulty officiating in Miami-Duke
-Robert Nkemdiche falling out of a window
-Will Grier suspended for PED use
Half Team of the Year
–Boston College’s defense
-Penn State defense
-Texas Tech’s offense
Losing Effort of the Year
–Baylor’s rushing attack vs. Texas (395 rushing yards)
–Brandon Allen vs. Mississippi State (406 passing yards, 7 TD)
-Dalvin Cook vs. Clemson (194 rushing yards, 1 TD)
-Deshaun Watson vs. Alabama (478 total yards, 4 TD)
-Patrick Mahomes vs. Oklahoma State (480 passing yards, 4 TD)
-Royce Freeman vs. Washington State (264 rushing yards, 2 TD)
Meme of the Year
–Talking to your kids about an undefeated Iowa
-The retiring of “Clemsoning”
-“Novembert” sound drop
-Yocco’s Home Dog of the Week
Name of the Year
-Corn Elder (Miami)
–Cory “Poop” Johnson (Kentucky)
-Jake Butt (Michigan)
-Lynx Hawthorne (Baylor)
-Weston Steelhammer (Air Force)
Not Coach of the Year
-Al Golden (Miami)
–George O’Leary (UCF)
-Randy Edsall (Maryland)
-Tim Beckman (Illinois)
Random Factoid…of the Year
-Baker Mayfield’s girlfriend goes to Oklahoma State
-Josh Dobbs majors in Aerospace Engineering
-Josh Rosen was a highly ranked junior tennis player
–Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh were born at same hospital six months apart
Social Media Thirst of the Year
-Dabo Swinney (Clemson)
–Jim Harbaugh (Michigan)
-Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M)
-Rich Rodriguez (Arizona)
Tire Fire of the Year
-Illinois football program
–LSU’s near firing of Les Miles
-Penn State’s offensive line
-Texas A&M’s Quarterback exodus
-UCF’s winless season
Worst Year Back