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Carla and Crappy Show: The College Football Sucks Edition

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It’s the final college football game of the season … which means it’s the final Carla and Crappy Show of the season. And if you haven’t guessed by our show title this week, while we’re happy to discuss the National Championship Game, we’re maybe not as excited about our respective teams’ bowl appearances.

But we put those feelings aside … and delayed our official move to hockey season by about 20 minutes … to talk about the 2016 season and the title game between Alabama and Clemson.

We start by talking about how excited we are about the re-emergence of the Big Ten … and our disdain with the lackluster playoff games and how it’s tough to figure out how to solve that problem.

And when it comes to the title game … here’s a spoiler alert … we’re not at consensus.

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Carla and Crappy Show: The Highly Caffeinated, National Semifinals Edition


In this early morning Christmas vacation edition of our little show, we dive into the two national semifinals and answer some of the pressing questions that maybe no one else other than the two of us are asking:

Does Washington have a shot against Alabama? (Spoiler alert: We both think so.)

Is anyone not going to pick Alabama? (Another spoiler alert: We’ve talked about this already.)

Did Clemson defensive back Jadar Johnson make a mistake by saying he’s “faced better quarterbacks” than Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett? (And yet another spoiler alert: Crappy definitely has an opinion on this.)

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Carla and Crappy Show: The 2016 Bowlapalooza Edition


And so, here we are again. It’s “the most wonderful time of the year” … otherwise known as bowl season, when we send the Directional Michigans to warmer climes and football games to baseball stadiums. And as is tradition around here, that means it’s also time for our fourth-annual Bowlapalooza.

But, because this is Season 5 of this here little show, we decided to pull out all the stops. Go big or go home. This year, we’re joined by four outstanding guests, providing their insights (as well as their bad puns, insults, and sarcastic remarks) as we talk about six of the (approximately) 2,345 bowl games being played over the next two weeks.

Our gracious guests include:

  • Braden Gall (@BradenGall), co-host of “Braden and Fitz” on ESPN’s 102.5 The Game in Nashville and host on Sirius XM’s College Sports Nation.
  • David Fox (@DavidFox615), former college sports writer turned “media guy” at Advent, a design firm that specializes in athletic facilities.
  • Jake Rose (@JakeRose24), contributor at Athlon Sports and play-by-play broadcaster for the Blue Raider Network/Learfield Sports.
  • A.J. Kuftic (@AJKuftic), long-time college football aficionado and official advocate of Pac-12 After Dark.

Games discussed in order of appearance:

  • Popeyes Bahamas Bowl (Dec. 23, 1 p.m. EST, ESPN): Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
  • Dollar General Bowl (Dec. 23, 8 p.m. EST, ESPN): Ohio vs. Troy
  • Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 26, 2:30 p.m. EST, ESPN): Maryland vs. Boston College
  • Motel 6 Cactus Bowl (Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m. EST, ESPN): Boise State vs. Baylor
  • Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. EST, ESPN): Nebraska vs. Tennessee
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 2, 1 p.m. EST, ABC): Florida vs. Iowa

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Carla and Crappy Show: The Championship Week Edition


Allow us to be the first to welcome you to the bittersweet week of championship football.

And yes, it’s bittersweet … because while we love championship games, this week also brings to a close all of the things we love about the college football season. Like mid-week MACtion. And 17 consecutive hours of football on Saturdays. And debating playoff rankings.

But, here we are. So while Crappy and I briefly … erm, very briefly … discuss the official MAC title game and unofficial Big 12 title game, we dive deeper into the four games that we and the playoff committee will be keeping a close eye on. And get ready early this week; the first big game is Friday night.

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Carla and Crappy Show: The Wivalwy Week 2016 Edition


Yes, friends, it’s finally here. It’s Week 13 of the college football season, but most importantly … it’s Wivalwy, erm, Rivalry Week.

While there wasn’t a whole lot to discuss in this week’s playoff rankings (with thanks to the selection committee for being extra boring this week, sarcasm intended), we dive right into the games. And we have to, because the first one begins just shortly after you revive yourself from your Thanksgiving-induced long winter’s naps.

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