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Carla and Crappy Show: The Put Up Your Cupcake Or Shut Up Edition

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Welcome to Week 12 … where we spend a whole lot of time at the top of the show talking about this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. (Editor’s note: A fair warning … we recorded this show on Tuesday. So keep that in mind. And disregard everything I say about Louisville.)

So, while teams in the Top 6 not named Alabama are taking advantage of this weekend to stake their claims to a playoff spot (well, of course, except for the aforementioned Louisville, ahem) … we once again bemoan the SEC’s Week of Cupcakes this late in the season. (For the fifth-consecutive year … c’mon SEC. Play your cupcakes in Weeks 1-3. For reals.)

As I step down off of my soapbox, here is a word of comfort. Yes, we do actually talk about actual college football games that are being played this week. And we have three dandies to look forward to.

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Carla and Crappy Show: The Futbol Edition

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This week’s edition of the Carla and Crappy Show is brought to you by the numbers 11, 2, and 1. It’s Week 11 of the college football season … it’s Week 2 of the College Football Playoff rankings … and it’s Week 1 of “The Hex” for the USA men’s soccer team. And yes, we have thoughts on all of those things. (Especially that the USA vs. Mexico match just got a whole lot more interesting based on the events of this week …)

After a discussion in which we both determine that we’re totally OK with the playoff committee’s current rankings (yes, you’re reading that correctly and no, we can’t believe it either), we dive into three games that will keep your remote thumbs busy on Saturday night because all three of these games happen at the same time. Start stretching now.

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Carla and Crappy Show: The World Series Edition

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It’s Week 9 of the college football season … but never mind that. It’s World Series season, especially for one Uncle Crappy, who we had a hard time pulling away from his TV during Game 2 to record this week’s show. (So, apologies in advance for the very distracted co-host.)

All that aside, if you’re not watching baseball this weekend, there are three football games that at least one of us has our eyes on for Saturday.

Washington at Utah: A game being played way too early for a Pac-12 game could be a preview of the conference’s title game in December.

Nebraska at Wisconsin: What’s turning into one of the better new rivalries in the Big Ten will pit an undefeated Huskers team against a Badgers team that not only is still annoying (see Weeks 3 and 4), it’s played one of the toughest schedules in all of college football.

Clemson at Florida State: The Tigers are looking to secure their fate for the ACC title game; the Noles are in desperation mode and would love nothing more than to play spoiler for their rival.

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Carla and Crappy Show: The White Out Edition

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As we roll into Week 8 of the college football season, we have baseball on our brains. Well, at least Crappy does, as you’ll learn in this week’s show what it’s like to record a college football podcast less than an hour after the Cleveland Indians win the American League pennant. (Spoiler alert: It’s, umm, interesting.)

All kidding (and baseball) aside, we do take a look at three games you’ll want to pay attention to this weekend.

We start with TCU at West Virginia, two Big 12 teams that no one has talked much about yet this year. But the Mountaineers have very quietly entered this game undefeated. Will they stay that way? Or are the Horned Frogs primed to play spoiler?

Next, we look at the big one this week — Texas A&M at Alabama, a game we both really wish was being played in College Station. Do the Aggies have a chance to pull the upset? Or is Alabama just that good this year?

And finally, we look at a game that is of particular interest to both of us — Ohio State at Penn State. Beaver Stadium will be rocking its annual White Out … a situation that has, at least in fleeting moments, given the Buckeyes fits. What’s in the cards this year? (Not-so-spoiler alert: Although we have rooting interests on opposite sidelines, our pick for this game is unanimous.)

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Carla and Crappy Show: The Yes, Tennessee Again Edition

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It’s Week 7 of the college football season … and for what feels like the 237th time this year, we’re talking about Tennessee.

Maybe it has something to do with the Vols’ apparent affinity this season for stress-inducing games (especially if you’re a fan or alum). Or maybe it has something to do with the dramatic finishes. Or lucky breaks. Or cute mascot. Or really annoying fight song. (OK, sorry. I got carried away with myself there for a moment.)

But yes, we are talking about Tennessee again this week because it just happens to be hosting a little team we haven’t talked a great deal about yet this season, but one you may have heard of — the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Can the Vols play another close one? Or will the turnover bug finally get the best of the checkerboarded home team?

We also dive into two other big games — one of which is causing Crappy much angst (Ohio State at Wisconsin) and one we apparently don’t know a whole lot about (NC State at Clemson).

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