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American Football is growing in popularity around the world. Each Thursday, join Coach Raymond „Romo“ Bonnell, long-time American Football Coach in Europe, as he travels the globe to introduce you to some of the characters and stories from these budding international Gridirons. He connects some long-forgotten tales of the Gridiron glory days of old to an exploration of the game as it finds a foothold in the least likely of places. If you love the game of football, Hit the Line is podcast for you. Fasten your seatbelt, subscribe ….and #noshirking; it’s going to be a fun ride! “To borrow a simile from the football field, we believe that men must play fair, but there must be #noshirking, and that the success can only come to the player who HITs THE LINE hard.” -T.Roosevelt, 1915

American Football is growing in popularity around the world. Each Thursday, join Coach Raymond „Romo“ Bonnell, long-time American Football Coach in Europe, as he travels the globe to introduce you to some of the characters and stories from these budding international Gridirons. He connects some long-forgotten tales of the Gridiron glory days of old to an exploration of the game as it finds a foothold in the least likely of places. If you love the game of football, Hit the Line is podcast for you. Fasten your seatbelt, subscribe ….and #noshirking; it’s going to be a fun ride! “To borrow a simile from the football field, we believe that men must play fair, but there must be #noshirking, and that the success can only come to the player who HITs THE LINE hard.” -T.Roosevelt, 1915
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American Football is growing in popularity around the world. Each Thursday, join Coach Raymond „Romo“ Bonnell, long-time American Football Coach in Europe, as he travels the globe to introduce you to some of the characters and stories from these budding international Gridirons. He connects some long-forgotten tales of the Gridiron glory days of old to an exploration of the game as it finds a foothold in the least likely of places. If you love the game of football, Hit the Line is podcast for you. Fasten your seatbelt, subscribe ….and #noshirking; it’s going to be a fun ride! “To borrow a simile from the football field, we believe that men must play fair, but there must be #noshirking, and that the success can only come to the player who HITs THE LINE hard.” -T.Roosevelt, 1915

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English


Episodes

HtL 19.010 - Fuksa (Josef Fuksa)

4/19/2019
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I get lucky and find seasoned Czech Lineman, Josef Fuksa, with a few free hours to sit down and chat about American Football, growing the game in the Czech Republic and Europe, his experience with the WWE, the women's game and more! Come join us in Kampa Park and get to know one of the great characters in the game of football in Europe. For more information, merchandise, and show notes. Head over to hittheline.com

Duration:01:21:15

HtL 19.009 - Šimmi (Jan Šimanek)

4/11/2019
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I head up to Prague to catch the Prague Black Panthers as they take on the Projekt Spielberg Graz Giants in Austrian Football League action. While up in Capital of Bohemia, I sit down with Dr. Jan Šimanek, an orthopedic trauma surgeon who moonlights as a Defensive End for PBP. For more information, links, Merchandise, & Show Notes, head over to hittheline.com

Duration:01:11:35

HtL 19.008 - AFL Week 2 Review

4/5/2019
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A lot of action in American Football around Austria this weekend. Coach Bonnell gives you his thoughts on the second week of AFL football and previews the upcoming Week 3. Also a roundup of Divisional action as well. It’s a quick and dirty episode of Hit the Line! For more information, head over to hittheline.com

Duration:00:25:38

HtL 19.007 - GTY (Alex Renner)

3/29/2019
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This week, I sit down with Alex Renner, new owner of the Guard the Yard (GTY) Football Camps. Recorded at Coffee Press in Salzburg, we talk about the direction of GTY and how we can help grow the game here in Central Europe. We also take a moment to talk about Tomasi Kongaika, a former teammate of mine who passed this weekend. Then we wrap up with some thoughts about the opening weekend of the Austrian Football League and the lower divisions in Austria, and take a look forward to the AFL's...

Duration:00:55:06

HtL 19.006 - AFL Week 1 Review

3/19/2019
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Exciting opening weekend of the Austrian Football League. The Road Warriors all come out on top, while Prague and Vienna get pushed back a week due to weather. Football is BACK in Austria!

Duration:00:30:36

HtL 19.005 - Mister Mike (Miha Hrovat)

3/11/2019
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I stick around in Domzale this weekend to sit down with Miha Hrovat, a young Defensive Back for the Domzale Tigers, who moonlights as a Craft Brewer, Vlogger, & Philanthropist . His Treecelet Project has already planted over 2,000 trees in the rainforests of Madagascar & Indonesia. We talk about his history with the game and what’s next for the Domzale Tigers as they’ve merged with the Ljubljana Silverhawks.

Duration:01:05:04

HtL 19.004 - Piko (Matic Pirnat)

3/11/2019
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I get out of Austria this weekend and head down to Ljubljana to talk with former Domzale Tigers Head Coach Matic Pirnat to discuss how he went from a youth chasing goats and chickens on a mountainside farm in rural Slovenia to working with and learning from a storied NFL franchise like the Miami Dolphins. We also discuss his career ending Knee Injury that 9-months later, he is still recovering from and needs your help

Duration:01:31:22

HtL 19.003 - Manhattan (James Gales, Jr.)

3/6/2019
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In the second interview of this new Podcast series, I sit down with Princeton Graduate and 2017 All-Ivy League Defensive Back, James Gales, Jr. The Manhattan native is currently a professional Defensive Back with the Traun Steelsharks in the Austrian Football League. We talk his Ivy League experience, 150 years of Princeton Football, balancing school and football, growing up as an athlete in Manhattan, and professional football abroad. Hope you enjoy the show! For more info and/or show...

Duration:01:21:30

HtL 19.002 - The Don (John Uribe)

2/27/2019
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This week we get our feet wet here at Hit the Line as I sit down in Linz, Austria with a bottle of Kentucky Bourbon in the flat of the current Signal Caller for the Traun Steelsharks of the AFL. Meet John Uribe, former Santa Barbara Don, Lindenwood Lion, Tri Cities Fever, Belgrade Wolf, & current Traun Steelshark. The SoCal native has a lot to share as we sit down and chat about a myriad of topics ranging from Pay-to-Tryout Prodays to the weekend he became the Don of the Dons. Hope you...

Duration:01:24:27

HtL 19.001 - Introduction & Overview

1/22/2019
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American Football is growing in popularity around the world. Each Thursday, join Coach Raymond „Romo“ Bonnell, long-time American Football Coach in Europe, as he travels the globe to introduce you to some of the characters and stories from these budding international Gridirons. He connects some long-forgotten tales of the Gridiron glory days of old to an exploration of the game as it finds a foothold in the least likely of places. If you love the game of football, Hit the Line is podcast...

Duration:00:04:21