Eleven Dubcast: Sandwich Day

By Johnny Ginter on September 19, 2012 at 12:00p

Okay, okay, I feel ya. Maybe you're feeling a little malaise from last weekend's narrow victory over the Cal Golden Bears. It's understandable. But fear not! Johnny and Sarah are back in action to bring you some zen-like oneness with the universe, in convenient podcast form.

This time the dragons are in danger

Joining us today on our spiritual journey through the universe is CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd, a huge get for us (with no small thanks to our own Elika for helping us nab the dude during his super busy schedule). Braxton, Urban, and college football at large will be discussed, including the relatively laughable idea that someone might challenge the (incredible cheaters, they must be cheaters, they're totally cheating) SEC for the national title. Also some way-too-early Heisman talk, because honestly it's never too early to call your shot.

And we did get a question this week, this time from one of our awesome military members overseas! Pretty cool, and if you would also like to be cool, shoot us an e-mail at elevendubcast@gmail.com. Also don't forget to buy tickets for Eat Too, Brutus 2k12! I've said it before and I'll say it again: it'll be fun on a literal bun.

0:22- Sarah and I talk a little about the Cal game, which while not as delightful as I might suggest (especially for the defense), we reach a bit of a understanding with the defense and decide to focus on the brighter things in life.

14:51- Dennis Dodd jumps on the phone with us to talk all things college football and boy howdy do we proceed to do so. This was a fun interview and I think it shows, as we cover a whole wide range of subjects and I keep bringing up West Virginia for some reason!

33:04- We wrap things up with an eclectic discussion of football, life, and our favorite TV shows. Because why the hell wouldn't we?

49:43- Mouth trumpet! Can't go wrong with mouth trumpet.

The music on the Dubcast this week was Keep Fishin' by Weezer, Four Little Diamonds from ELO, and Friendship Update by The Go! Team. And that's that! See you guys next week, where we will gleefully dissect Ohio State's 50-60 point win over UAB!


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Philly White's picture

Seriously, 11W: Dennis Dodd?

Sarah's picture

He was really nice and I think offered some good insight. Give the interview a chance. 

acBuckeye's picture

I'll pass..... not interested in hearing his next snarky, ridiculous, douchy comment about Jim Tressel. 11W is way better than that low life.

Sarah's picture

He didn't mention Tressel once, though he was quite complimentary of Urban Meyer, Luke Fickell, and Braxton Miller. 

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

As someone who went through hundreds of his tweets to find a dozen head-scratchers I can verify that not everything he says is ridiculous. He just has a scorching case of Tressel Twitch.

Good show, Dubcasters.

zacisone's picture

I am with you. Dennis Dodd isn't someone I read, listen to, or like. We have spoken on rare occassions. I doubt he enjoyed that either.


Pam's picture

Is it possible that some are confusing Dennis Dodd with the serpent for a head Greg Doyel?

Riggins's picture

Great show, you two.  That's actually the first one I've listened to, but it won't be the last.  /subscribed
And on topic, I hope your E2B Matchmaker goes off better than this:

Johnny, how can you NOT love this show?

Johnny Ginter's picture

hahah for real i just like making sarah mad more than anything else. i've seen like 5-6 episodes of community, it's... okay. my biggest problem is that most of the episodes work better as ideas than they do in execution, and honestly a lot of the time the show feels sterile because of that.

harmon is a funny dude, but i don't think he really grasped worldbuilding and emotion like michael schur does over at parks and rec

Riggins's picture

I can see that argument.  Not every episode works.  For me, I can handle a dud episode now and again on the chance that we get an episode of pure brilliance in return. 
Parks and Rec is another favorite of mine and is maybe more consistently funny than Community, but when Community is on its game, it's untouchable in the comedy genre.
I'm interested to see what happens with Community. Harmon is gone now after the Chevy Chase fiasco and I'm not sure what we're going to get.  A few of the original writers are still there, but from what I understand, Harmon's fingerprints were on just about every frame of the show.  Hopefully it's recognizable. #sixseasonsandamovie

Sarah's picture

I've used this analogy before, but Community has a higher OPS while Parks & Rec has the higher batting average. When Community is firing on all cylinders, no comedy currently on TV does it better.

I also disagree that the show doesn't know how to do genuine emotion. Not that I think comedies necessarily need that aspect (see: Arrested Development and most eps of 30 Rock), but episodes like Troy's 21st birthday, Abed's stop motion Christmas, and last season's finale included very real, dramatic moments that went deeper than most shows. 

And I think Dan Harmon did a great job of establishing Greendale as practically a character itself (like Pawnee), with many secondary and tertiary characters that audience enjoy. Pop Pop!

I'm not sure what the new season will look like without him, but based on what I've read, the upcoming story lines at least sound interesting and Community-esque. Let's hope so, anyway. 

darkhorse3d's picture

Wrong about Jordan Hall. You will eat your words about him and be happy when you did. Hall reminds me of Knowshon when he gets consistant carries while healthy. I think he will turn in several 100 yard performances this year IF we can rely on braxton to exploit defences deep. I have to assume we can otherwise why would he currently be ranked 2 in HP's heisman poll. You don't get there without the chops.
When defenses have to respect braxton's arm then the spread will begin to take effect and room to run inside will happen. 17 carries for 80+ yards agains 8 and 9 man fronts is pretty impressive for a return from injury. The trend will be for him to do better as the offense does.
As for the defense it could be very very good if it tightens up the tackling issues. I see a lot of good guys who just get a little excited and seems they are thinkng more about the big hit than the tackle. Urban and co. will address that and you will see a much improved defense. 
Lastly, John Simon. Absolute terrible grown-assed-man beast mode. Offenses are gameplannign for him. Re-watch the tape. He's getting chipped by backs and tight ends as well as tackles play after play. He has no lack of speed to rush from the end spot. When an offense is game-planning around one player i'd say you have something going for you. 
I understand temporing your enthusiasm, but i think the good dubcast kids are a little over-doing it. Things are pretty right in columbus aside of a few bad tackles and a quarterback who hasn't quite yet gotten to where he -really- trusts his arm to make defenses pay for going afte rhis legs. 

Johnny Ginter's picture

im really tired and i want to comment on everything, but ill just say that everybody gets chipped by backs and tackles at that postion. they really aren't throwing anything at the guy that is so beyond the pale of normal gameplanning that it would effect the rest of their game. i dunno, i like the dude, but i just don't think he's ever going to be the one man wrecking crew we all expected

darkhorse3d's picture

I mean to each their own, but I'm pretty confident that based on what I've seen watching the games over and over like the goon I am that simon is pretty ridiculous. I will say though that Big Hank, in my opinion is the most important player on the line. 

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Love the dubcast as always, great work.  Sadly, I am in Arizona and won't be able to attend E2B.  I know quite a few people in Ohio that were either already members/supporters of this site when I met them or are now because I informed them of the awesomeness that is 11W that will be going.  It would be nice to meet everyone and put names, voices, and faces to the regular contributors, members, and 11W staff.  Some of whom I have talked to via Twitter.  Again, great work everyone!
And just to play along for the 11W matchmaking game:
1) Skull Session / Carmen Ohio / Script Ohio (all are my favorites)
2) Jim Caviezel - John Reese (Person of Interest)
3) not a serial killer

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

larzdapunk's picture

Favorite quote:  "[Braxton's] Denard Robinson with a clue."