In Ep. 70 of the TCFA Podcast, Tim and Mike talk about life in the college football offseason. Other topics include Alabama's ongoing run of dominance (and when it might end), Ohio State's chances of knocking the Tide from their perch, the increasingly difficult challenge that Bill O'Brien faces at Penn State, the wobbly state of the NCAA and more. Oh, and then they chat about Wisconsin. Because that's where they're headed this fall. Look out, Madison.
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It's the college football offseason. It's February. It's cold and miserable outside, and there is no college football to watch, and Tim and Mike are deeply depressed. In this episode of the TCFA Podcast, Tim and Mike discuss their aforementioned winter depression, review Alabama's beatdown of Notre Dame, talk about the generally boring bowl season and, of course, look ahead to the 2013 season. Which is now only eight months away.
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Hey, it's time to talk about bowl games. Because it's bowl season. In Episode 68 of the TCFA Podcast, Tim and Mike talk about how they're coping with the the end of college footall season, how they are occupying their Saturday hours now that they're not watching college football for 12 hours at a time and, of course, how they feel about all of the bowl games that will be played in the days and weeks to come. Enjoy, all. Because it's almost over. Seriously. And then we'll be left with awful things like basketball.
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Tim and Mike lament the end of the college football season. Because it is sad, indeed. After that, they recap the incredible SEC Championship showdown between Alabama and Georgia, the comparable boringness of the Big Ten Championship clash between Nebraska and Wisconsin, and the completely irrelevant ACC Championship, which nobody watched. Also: Bret Bielema to Wisconsin! I mean, really!
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Tim and Mike talk about college football's ongoing conference realignment madness, Les Miles' ingenious means of getting a raise and Bill O'Brien's (much-deserved) Big Ten Coach of the Year award win. Plus, a look back at Notre Dame's big win over USC and a look ahead to the biggest games of the weekend, including Alabama-Georgia and, of course, Kent State-Northern Illinois.
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Maryland to the Big Ten! Rutgers to the Big Ten! And no, we're not kidding. In Episode 65 of the TCFA Podcast, Tim and Mike discuss the staggering and nearly unbelievable news that the Big Ten has decided to expand by adding two of the most staggering mediocre football programs in the history of college football. They also explain why Maryland fans aren't happy about the move, explore where conference realignment may turn next, and dispel the notion that this move by Jim Delany proves that college football is evil. Because it's not. Really, it's not.
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In Episode 64 of the TCFA Podcast, Tim and Mike look back on Alabama's stunning loss to Texas A&M, Penn State's controversial loss to Nebraska and Indiana's sobering beatdown against Wisconsin. They also address the absolutely ridiculous conference realignment rumors regarding Penn State and Maryland, and then offer their picks of the week. And for the record, Tim is now 7-4 on the year against the spread. Mike cannot say the same.
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In Episode 63 of the TCFA Podcast, a rejuvenated Tim and Mike look back on 'Bama's stirring comeback win over LSU, Notre Dame's struggles against Pitt and Oregon's defenseless effort against USC. Then they eulogize Darrell Royal and Beano Cook, talk about Indiana's chances at winning the Big Ten championship and preview all of the weekend's biggest games. Other topics include: why Mike should adopt a European soccer club, and why you should give us a positive iTunes review. Because, really, you should. Enjoy, all.
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Hurricane Sandy has left Tim without power for four days. Yet he returns this week for the TCFA Podcast, where he is joined by Mike, who does have power. After a recap of Tim and the family's miserable four days, the podcast crew talks about Notre Dame's arrival as a legitimate power, Alabama's chances of beating an NFL team, Ohio State's Big Ten supremacy and more. Then they do picks. And for the record, Tim is 6-3 on the year against the spread; Mike is merely 5-4.
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Tim and Mike talk about West Virginia's stunning-but-not-really-stunning collapse, LSU's Big Ten-ish win over Texas A&M and Notre Dame's completely expected close win over BYU. Later, they debate which team deserves to be ranked No. 2, discuss Ohio State's new scheduling policy and, of course, preview all of the biggest games of the weekend. Including the biggest of them all: Penn State vs. Ohio State.
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It's the official LSU-in-review show. Tim and Mike recap their epic trip to Baton Rouge for LSU-South Carolina, talk about the new-look SEC, discuss West Virginia's completely predictable collapse and, of course, discuss Bill O'Brien's coach-of-the-year credentials. It's a great podcast, recorded on the heels of a truly great trip.
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In Episode 59 of the TCFA Podcast, Tim and Mike preview their trip to Baton Rouge for LSU-South Carolina, speak of Bill O'Brien's inevitable march to Coach of the Year honors and discuss the fundamental shift in reality down in SEC country. Plus: The Baltimore Orioles, Nebraska's defenseless defense, Wisconsin's struggles and more.
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Tim and Mike debate the single most important question in college football today: What team will ultimately be shamed by Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game? Other topics include the worthiness of West Virginia, the struggles of LSU, the greatness of Towson and the complete and utter genius of Bill O'Brien, greatest coach in the country. Also: The Baltimore Orioles, Baton Rouge and middling soccer talk.
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Tim and Mike chat about Notre Dame ditching Michigan, the historically bad Big Ten, the national title hopes of Florida State and Oregon and, of course, the ever-deepening crisis down in Fayetteville. Plus, Mike gets all excited about the Orioles and Tim finds validation for his longstanding belief that college football fans and soccer fans have much in common. 'Twas a wonderful show. Give it a listen, won't you?
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As college football 2012 enters Week 4, Tim and Mike reflect on another depressing week for the Big Ten, another impressive week for the Alabama Crimson Tide, another astounding week for the Arkansas Razorbacks, and of course, Bill O'Brien's first win at Penn State. Plus: Baltimore Orioles talk, a mention of the great Dave Dameshek, and very brief banter about the UEFA Champions League.
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In Ep. 55, Tim and Mike talk about the sad state of affairs in the Big Ten, the unyielding disaster that is Penn State, Arkansas' completely predictable collapse against Louisiana-Monroe and much more.
Plus, Mike's legendary gambling pick of the week, Tim's suddenly red-shot hey-watch-out-for-this-pick of the week and further discussion of Sunday afternoon depression and Baltimore-centric baseball.
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