There were a lot of games we thought would be good, but weren’t (Clemson/Ohio State, Auburn/Oklahoma, LSU/Louisville). And some that were unexpectedly good (USC/Penn State, Idaho/Colorado State).
And then there was Brent Musburger lauding, then defending, then backpedaling over Oklahoma’s Mixon.
Brent Musburger should have avoided talking about the Joe Mixon incident and just stuck with objectifying women.
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) January 3, 2017
Your two Igno Rant hosts talk all the bowl action, plus recap the Bama and Auburn games!
Thank you, Clemson, for not putting you overmatched opponent away. Thank you, B1G, for not having Ohio State in your title game. Both of those were great games. The SECCG, on the other hand…
Wouldn’t wish this on anyone….. https://t.co/d32txQ50Iw
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) December 5, 2016
Jeremy & Carey recap all the action, plus attempt to discover controversy in the CFP rankings.
Somebody was feeling pretty smug about most of his Iron Bowl prediction (we’ll chalk his 30-point margin up to an excess of cheap Thanksgiving port). There’s so much to talk about, from Auburn’s inability to stop the Tide, to Alabama’s unforced errors, to Auburn’s biggest injury being coaching temperament.
Join us for a podcast of joy and excitement!
If Carey and Jeremy are arguing whether a 16-10 LSU/Florida game or Pac-12 game Colorado won by 14 was the most interesting game of the week… then it’s probably the traditional lull before the storm of Rivalry Week!
Check out our recap from this weekend’s games, and then gird up for some Iron Bowl Hatin’! Send us your best (or worst) rivalry jokes, puns, curses, traditions, etc. We promise instant karma for your team for each submission!
To get the creative juices flowing, here’s some traditional limericks (with totally accurate meter):
A certain player on the bayou who got pushy before game, then got pushed in-game:
Ol’ Lenny F. in the pregame started coach shovin’,
But was slowed like a Chick-Fil-A lunch drive in,
It really must smart,
Bless his poor heart,
That each year post-Bama he loses Heisman lovin’.
On the fate of a certain Lone Star coach:
There once was a team down in Austin,
Courted Saban as coach but he crossed ’em,
Their hiring seemed Strong,
But now everything’s wrong,
So Texas is preparing to toss him.
And, to kick off Rivalry Week:
We are ready now for some Iron Bowlin’,
Each team looking t’wards a high goal and,
Whether the Tide do win,
Or Auburn luck kicks in,
We’re both glad we don’t have Dan Mullen.
This is why we love college football. And why we drink ourselves into needing an artificial liver because of college football. What more can we say? It’s all in the podcast audio (above).
With Week 10 in the books, and the second CFP rankings coming out tomorrow, it seems clear that five teams have a clear path to the playoffs by winning out: Bama, Clemson, Washington, and Michigan / Ohio State. The case for a two-loss SEC-champ Auburn to get in is there, but it’s also a lot less clear (how would the committee evaluate 2-loss Auburn against Louisville, especially with the rest of the SEC starting to fall apart and bringing down Auburn’s SOR?).
Time will tell, of course, and there’s much in the way of football to be played that could upset the Apple (Cup) cart. Wisconsin could finally find its identity and win the B1G CG. Washington could falter down the home stretch.
But for now, let’s bask in the glory of our respective wins, over our respective foes, with the respective perspective to be gained from each, including:
Listen to all this AND MORE in this week’s Igno Rant Weekly Recap. Then share! Then vote on Tuesday, cry in the shower over the state of our political system, buy some ice cream and eat it with Jameson and Bailey’s, and –finally!– share the podcast one more time.
The two-lane blacktop that serves as the only ingress to the College Football Playoffs — that suburban, gated community of college football’s top 1% — is suddenly in a bit of a traffic jam. Typically at this time of year, we wring our hands over the number of unbeaten teams still in contention. And yet, even though Baylor, West Virginia, Nebraska, and Boise State all had their first sad bus ride of the season… things seem even more confused than before.
Yes, we have THE BIG FOUR unbeatens (Bama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington). And if they win out, then this will be the easiest job the CFP Committee has had yet. But…should one or more falter, we then start the process of determining the best one (or two) loss team(s) ready to step in.
We don’t discuss any of that crap in today’s episode, but we will get into civil engineering and traffic faux pas, so buckle up, listen, comment, and share!
Few things in life are as satisfying as being RIGHT (one of those is winning 4 titles in 7 years). Jeremy believed in his beloved Tigers, and they showed up in a big way against the buffet warriors of Arkansas. They have turned things around and become a legit top-25 team. Happy?
Also: Bama overwhelmed another top-10 opponent. Yawn, I guess.
If you’re not Alabama, you either lost or won a squeaker this weekend. Let Jeremy and Carey take you through how it all breaks down: from NC State’s adoption of the Adam Griffith School of Field Goals to Mark Richt bringing the “big game” mentality to the U.
Goodbye Stanford and Oregon, Hello Washington and Washington State. So long Houston and UNC and Tennessee’s “pixie dust”. Hello to high-octane, HUNH Bama, and Auburn winning with stifling defense, a pounding ground game, and a game manager behind center.
At least the debates were pretty traditional, amirite?