We have Salad Bowls, Hype Train Bowls, Bad Boy Mower Bowls, and everything in between! In this week’s bonus show, Zac and Pete sit down with former Ball State defensive tackle and 2-time bowl game alum Joel Cox to talk everything about bowl game season from prep, to swag to NFL hopefuls in the locker room. Zac quizzes Pete and Joel on absurd college bowl names, and then the guys make some interesting predictions on the CFP that may surprise you. It’s a week full of hot takes that’s sure to be a fun listen for the holiday season.
It has been one week since the evil empire (who some might know as the Yankees) signed Giancarlo to a huge deal, sending shockwaves through the baseball world. Not to be outdone, the rebels from a moon base in Anaheim signed Ohtani and baseball's best infield. Have they won the offseason? Not to be forgotten in the outer rim, the NBA season is heating up with the Return of the Jedi Kawhi Leonard and the brilliance of his coach, Greg "Yoda" Popovich. Can the plucky Spurs challenge the Warriors and Rockets for Best in the West? Zac, Pete, and Ishan also decide how to start an NBA franchise and fulfill their destinies...
Zac and Pete talk about the changing NFC landscape in the wake of the Nick Foles injury, Philadelphia's chances to weather losing Carson Wentz's left knee, the 2018 AL champions (with Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge batting back-to-back), Russia cheating at life, and college basketball being great again. Like it? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and don't forget to follow @3rdStringPod for updates! You can also find us on Facebook and email us with questions!
Fresh off of Turkey coma recovery week, Zac, Pete, and Ishan get into the week's biggest news: Alabama's selection over Ohio State for the College Football Playoff. The guys take opposing viewpoints on the committee's decision, but agree on Tiger's return, the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes' excitement, and that Jimbo and the Aggies are not a match made in heaven. It's a great time, and don't forget to follow @3rdStringPod for updates! You can also find us on Facebook. Email us with questions!
Pete and Zac dissect the upcoming menu of Turkey Bowl games this weekend, including the Miami-Pittsburgh showdown, Ohio State taking on Michigan in the Big House, and the Iron Bowl. We also talk about Baker Mayfield's Heisman campaign, the unstoppable New England Patriots, the recent MLB MVP awards, and Pete (once again) brings up Lane Kiffin. It's a fun conversation and you don't want to miss it!
Zac, Pete, and Ishan examine the early returns of the NBA seasons, including the outcome of the Kyrie-Thomas trade and the unexpected impact of injuries, the Milwaukee Buck's fully-fledged superstar, and we discuss whether or not the Sixers were right to #TrustTheProcess. We also talk about the CFP, evaluating a weekend full of surprises, talking coach hirings and firings, and establishing a new top ten. Follow 3rd String on Twitter for updates!
In episode 5, Pete and Zac break down game 7 of the World Series, talk about George Springer’s MVP performance in the whole series, and discuss the new College Football Playoff Committee rankings, Lane Kiffin’s Twitter antics, why the CFP needs to include eight teams, and Pete’s frozen beer in North Dakota.
In this World Series edition of 3rd String, Ishan, Pete, and Zac combine forces to provide commentary on the best moments of the World Series so far, the surprising offensive performances from both teams (Joc Pederson and Josh Reddick), Cody Bellinger's struggles at the plate, the game 4 pitching matchup, bullpen management, Yuli Gurriel's inflammatory gesture, and what will happen in games 4-7. It's a lot of fun and you should check it out!
Zac returns after vacationing in California to welcome Pete Laclede onto 3rd String as a new co-host! They discuss Game 7 of the ALCS, the greatness of Jose Altuve, whether or not Aaron Judge is the most Jekyll-and-Hyde player of all time, Clayton Kershaw's chance at redemption, Dusty Baker's lack of a chance at redemption, the Eagles-Redskins Monday Night Football game of week 7, and the top 10 teams in college football, plus UCF, USF, and FAU (no, seriously...we were surprised too).
In episode two, Ishan breaks down what to look for in the WNBA finals and lends his thoughts on the new-look Oklahoma City Thunder in the aftermath of the Carmelo Anthony trade. Zac & Ishan banter a bit about the NL MVP race and Zac brings on 3rd String guest Pete Laclede to break down the Hokies' upcoming battle with the Clemson Tigers.
In the first episode of the newest podcast from Vernacular, Zac & Ishan break down the AL MVP race and debate whether Jose Altuve or Aaron Judge is more deserving. They also discuss why Heisman speculation is an exercise in futility and how our appreciation of football unfairly focuses on the quarterback rather than the people around him that make him excel. You'll also hear some of Zac & Ishan's more emotionally raw sports experiences, and you'll realize that Ishan takes Chicago Bulls fandom to a level you didn't know was possible. Follow Zac and Ishan on Twitter for more hot takes from the 3rd String.
3rd String, the newest podcast from Vernacular, is a weekly dissection of sports and news from two amateur, bench warming, 3rd string analysts named Zac & Ishan.