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The Fans Source for AFL News and Conversation 9th Man Nation is a media outlet which covers the Arena Football League (AFL). Eric Thurow, creator and Inside the Nation Show Host is bringing a personal touch to the Arena Football League fan experience, conversation, and news. He is here to have conversations regarding the AFL to help promote the game loved by millions, Arena Football. Topics of conversation will include fan experiences, AFL news, individual team news, and general conversations discussing the Arena Football League.

The Fans Source for AFL News and Conversation 9th Man Nation is a media outlet which covers the Arena Football League (AFL). Eric Thurow, creator and Inside the Nation Show Host is bringing a personal touch to the Arena Football League fan experience, conversation, and news. He is here to have conversations regarding the AFL to help promote the game loved by millions, Arena Football. Topics of conversation will include fan experiences, AFL news, individual team news, and general conversations discussing the Arena Football League.
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The Fans Source for AFL News and Conversation 9th Man Nation is a media outlet which covers the Arena Football League (AFL). Eric Thurow, creator and Inside the Nation Show Host is bringing a personal touch to the Arena Football League fan experience, conversation, and news. He is here to have conversations regarding the AFL to help promote the game loved by millions, Arena Football. Topics of conversation will include fan experiences, AFL news, individual team news, and general conversations discussing the Arena Football League.

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Episodes

Inside the Nation Podcast | ArenaBowl XXXI Edition

8/1/2018
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In this episode of Inside the Nation, Victor and I review the ArenaBowl XXXI match up between the Washington Valor and the hosting Baltimore Brigade. We also conclude our 2018 regular season of Inside the Nation by thanking for all of those who have watched and supported the show. We go over the upcoming off season episode schedule and as well as our other video show platforms via both Twitch and Facebook. We will be adding a new show next season to Periscope. About 9th Man Nation: 9th Man...

Duration:00:39:07

Inside the Nation Podcast | 2018 Season - Episode 9

7/18/2018
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Welcome to the 9th episode of the 2018 AFL season for Inside the Nation. On this episode, Victor and I Review Game 1s in the 2018 Arena Football League Playoff Series: Baltimore vs Philadelphia and Albany vs Washington. Plus we continue to go over the sudden home field advantage rule change for this year’s ArenaBowl that basically threw out Baltimore’s season all efforts by removing their chance to host the big game. To end things we Preview Game 2 for both series and make our direct...

Duration:00:52:24

Inside the Nation Podcast | 2018 Season - Episode 8

7/11/2018
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On this week's episode of Inside the Nation Vidcast, Victor re-joins the show and we discuss last week's games as well as the abrupt change in ArenaBowl hosting rules. We further discuss our picks for Game 1 of both playoff series this upcoming weekend. I make an announcement of a new interaction feature to the 9th Man Nation web site. We now have forums available to Arena Football League fans to have discussions online about your experiences, thoughts and wishes regarding the Arena...

Duration:01:04:06

Inside the Nation Vidcast | 2018 Season - Episode 7

7/4/2018
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Running solo today, I will review this last week's game results and then proceed to clear up the forthcoming playoff picture scenarios. Then I'll preview the final regular season week of games and what needs to happen for the playoffs. About 9th Man Nation: 9th Man Nation is a media outlet which covers the Arena Football League (AFL). Eric Thurow, creator and Inside the Nation Show Host is bringing a personal touch to the Arena Football League fan experience, conversation, and news. He is...

Duration:00:53:18

Inside the Nation Vidcast | 2018 Season - Episode 6

6/20/2018
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On this week's episode of Inside the Nation Vidcast, we switch it up from the normal livestream to a pre-recorded episode for good reason. Host Eric Thurow sits down to have a conversation with the voice of the Albany Empire and the Empire Nation, Mike Falvo. Plus Victor and Eric review the past weekend high scoring affair to possibly mark the official return of the Arena Football League as we have come to love. Then with only three games left in the regular season, we preview this...

Duration:01:23:15

Inside the Nation Vidcast | 2018 Season - Episode 5

6/12/2018
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Welcome to this week's Inside the Nation Vidcast LIVE. This is episode 5 for the 2018 Arena Football League season. This week, we revisit the Battle for First Part 2 in Albany, discuss if removing the gooseegg from the win column is changing things in D.C., and then we have a rant on how we think the AFL has done this season with marketing and what needs to be done going forward. Finally we will preview this upcoming week's games, both of which are on CBS Sports Network. We are social: Web...

Duration:01:01:20

Inside the Nation Vidcast | 2018 Season - Episode 4

5/30/2018
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Welcome to Inside the Nation Vidcast episode 4 for the 2018 season. ON this episode we take a look back at week 7 action, discuss how there is trouble in D.C. look at the new kids on the block as possible champions of the block, and then preview the upcoming week 8 action. About 9th Man Nation: 9th Man Nation is a media outlet which covers the Arena Football League (AFL). Eric Thurow, creator and Inside the Nation Show Host is bringing a personal touch to the Arena Football League fan...

Duration:00:55:18

Inside the Nation, 2018 Season - Episode 3

5/23/2018
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Welcome to the third episode of Inside the Nation Vidcast. On this week's episode, we explain our absence from last week and some of the new features over on the 9th Man Nation web site. We also do a personal deep dive on what we think needs to improve on the marketing for both the individual teams and the league itself to getter better traction for attendance and media recognition. Of course we also break down our thoughts on both of last weeks games and preview this upcoming week's...

Duration:01:12:54

Inside the Nation - Season 2018, Episode 2

5/10/2018
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Welcome to Inside the Nation Vidcast for the 2018 season of the Arena Football League. This is our second episode of the season. On this week's livestream episode, Victor and I do a basic review on our new process of live streaming our podcast episodes here on YouTube and then simulcast over on our podcast hose, Spreaker. We discuss our thoughts on what was a very unusually low scoring game last week between the sophmore Baltimore Brigade and the defensing 2x ArenaBowl champs, Philadelphia...

Duration:00:52:54

Welcome to Inside the Nation Vidcast

5/1/2018
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9th Man Nation is pleased to announce the transition of our Inside the Nation Podcast to Inside the Nation Vidcast. We define a vidcast as an video podcast where we will either record or livestream our episodes for our YouTube channel and then upload the audio track of the video to our podcast host Spreaker. This helps us create content in both video and audio format making the conversation of the Arena Football League more obtainable and easier to either listen or watch to on multiple...

Duration:00:32:14

Facebook Livestream Replay

3/22/2018
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Here is a replay from a livestream session that was hosted on our Facebook page. In the livestream, I introduced the viewers to myself, Eric Thurow, ower and content creator for 9th Man Nation. I give a little background of myself and how I started 9th Man Nation. Also, I perform a web site tour to basically familiarize the current, new and prospective fans of the Arena Football League of the features and interaction of the web site. If you have any questions that may not have been...

Duration:00:57:28

Season 2 - Episode 3

5/11/2017
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Full podcast show notes are coming soon.

Duration:00:50:31

Season 2 - Episode 2

4/24/2017
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Welcome to the second episode of Inside the Nation podcast. An announcement is made stating that Inside the Nation podcast will also be known as ITN Podcast. Be sure to follow the podcast on Spreaker. In this week’s episode of the podcast I review some of the action from week 3. Week 3 had the Philadelphia Soul visit the Washington Valor in the battle of undefeated, even though it’s early in the season. I breakdown a commonly posted comment regarding attendance at venues and what is...

Duration:00:39:45

Season 2 - Episode 1

4/13/2017
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Here is the first episode of Inside the Nation podcast for the 2017 Arena Football League season. This episode is a more concise version of the podcast as we are still looking to book guests for the season. In this episode, I review week 1 action to open the thirty years of AFL action. The expansion franchises of the Baltimore Brigade and Washington Valor finally make their much anticipated debut at the Verizon Center. The Cleveland Gladiators open their 2017 campaign hosting the Tampa Bay...

Duration:00:21:55

Inside the Nation - Episode 19

10/16/2016
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In this special edition of Inside the Nation podcast, I have a conversation with the Executive Director of the Arena Football League Players Union, Ivan Soto. Ivan speaks of his background and he became involved with the players union and the AFL. We divulge into the business and financial side of the league, discuss some of the thought processes that are taking place involving team ownership and the recent decisions of some of the teams leaving the league. Ivan does want to reassure the...

Duration:01:07:19

Episode 18

8/19/2016
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On this week's episode of Inside the Nation, Tom and I have a discussion with Arena Football League great Calvin Schexnayder formerly of the Arizona Rattlers, Tampa Bay Storm, and San Jose SaberCats. Calvin talks of his days playing for the league and what he believes is needed to bring the league back to its glory days. He also dishes his thoughts on this year's ArenaBowl match up next week. In our second segment, Tom and I go over next week's ArenaBowl and make our predictions on who is...

Duration:01:02:42

Episode 17

8/11/2016
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On this episode of Inside the Nation, Tom and I welcome Arena Football League Hall of Fame DB Clevan Thomas. Clevan shares his experience in transitioning from the outdoor game in the NCAA to playing for the San Jose SaberCats. He also shares what it is meant to play for the SaberCats for as long as he did and then making the transition to play for another organization for the first time in his career. For the second segment of the show Tom and I then breach off into conversation on a...

Duration:01:10:12

Episode 15

7/6/2016
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On this week's episode of Inside the Nation podcast, Tom and I have a conversation with Defensive End Rodney Fritz, Jr. Rodney began his Arena Football League career back in 2011 with the now defunct Tulsa Talons. He spent some time north of the border with the Canadien Football League and shares his experience there. Rodney would return back stateside in 2014 and receive a call from the San Jose SaberCats. But he did not play until the 2015 season. Unfortunately, a injury kept him out for...

Duration:00:48:14

Episode 14

6/17/2016
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On this week's episode of Inside the Nation, Tom and I feature two conversations, the first being from a fan's perspective of the game and league. The second being from an all-time great player's perspective of the league. Our first conversation begins the show off with Gary Royall of Arizona's 9th Man and a long season ticket of the Arizona Rattlers. Gary talks on he got involved with knowing of the Arena Football League and how he prefers attending the arena game over going to the...

Duration:01:09:05

Episode 13

6/11/2016
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On this week's episode, Tom and I sat down and had two separate Skype calls to great sports casters who have called Arena Football League games for many years now. First we talk with former Arizona Rattler great all-time quarterback, Sed Bonner. Sed talks of his time becoming an arena football player and having to learn the QB position under the direction of a NFL Hall of Fame QB in Danny White as his first head coach. He shared his passion for not only the love of the game while playing...

Duration:01:24:11