Brian opens the Monday show venting about the "Miami Miracle". We, then, move to Pat Mahomes's performance in a comeback win against Baltimore. If he's the MVP at season's end, this game will be his highlight reel. In the same game, Lamar Jackson impressed and has sentenced Joe Flacco to the bench. In Chicago, the Rams again failed to come through on the road -- is this a telling sign of who this team is? Brian also looks at the host of now 7-6 teams vying for the 6th seed in the AFC and how...
On today's Friday episode of Sports Talk Center, Brian looks ahead to week 14 in the NFL. We break down some of the big games. Can Baltimore's defense limit the KC offense? Are the Eagles going to make one last ditch effort for the division in Dallas? Can the Rams clean up their play on the road against the Bears? Which Minnesota team will show up? We wrap up with Archie's Picks.
On today's Sports Talk Center podcast, Brian digs into the current NFL playoff picture: Who's Dead/Who's Alive? Which teams should we be paying attention to down the final stretch of the season, going into January?
On our Monday show, Mike McCarthy is no longer employed by the Green Bay Packers -- it was that or Aaron Rodgers was going to murder him. The NFL and the KC are trying to clean up this Kareem Hunt mess -- and Brian explains why the story might not be over. Then we dive into three overarching headlines from Week 13 in the NFL, including why the Atlanta Falcons are in desperate need of a coaching change and why the Bengals are the worst football team in the state of Ohio. We close up the show...
Brian previews the two marquee games on the NFL schedule for week 13: Minnesota - New England and Los Angeles - Pittsburgh. Then we get into some of the interesting "prove-you're-a-playoff-team" games, featuring Denver traveling to Cincinnati, Baltimore at Atlanta, Carolina going to Tampa Bay, and Indianapolis heading to Jacksonville. We also talk some College Football as "Championship Saturday" looms this weekend. Brian gives his thoughts and predicts what the playoff will look like after...
Brian opens the show discussing the beatdown Ohio State laid on Michigan -- how Ohio State was so prepared and why Michigan's offense needs an overhaul. Then, we move to the CFP and the different scenarios based on what happens this coming weekend on Championship Saturday: who's in, who needs to win, and who's left on the outside looking in? Lastly, we dive into Week 12 in the NFL and the playoff picture in both the AFC and NFC.
Brian closes out the week with a breakdown of some things to look forward to in Sunday's NFL slate of games. We wonder if Baltimore's offensive gameplan will feature Lamar Jackson more as a passer; we wonder if Hue being with Bengals is any sort of advantage as they square off against the Browns; and we wonder if the Packers-Vikings loser is any good. We've got Archie's Week 12 Picks plus a little college football look-ahead with big rivalry games this weekend: Michigan-Ohio State, the Apple...
On our Thanksgiving show, Brian recaps the exciting MNF game between the Rams and Chiefs before diving into the slate of games set for Thursday. Lions-Bears guarantees to be a little wacky; Jerry Jones TV shots should be epic during Cowboys-Redskins; and Saints look to keep cruising against Atlanta.
Brian recaps week 11 in the NFL. The Saints look every bit the Super Bowl favorite, as they hand the Eagles the worst loss a defending champ has ever been dealt. What's wrong in Philly and who's to blame? Alex Smith broke his leg and the NFC East is now anyone's for the taking. The Chargers lose in Chargers fashion, the Panthers drop a second straight game, and the Jaguars are dead.
Brian invites Champ to celebrate, as we reach our 100th episode. We answer our Question of the Day: Should the Raiders mail in the season? Then we roll through a number of NFL topics, such as some final thoughts on Le'Veon Bell's decision to not play in 2018, the back-end of the AFC playoff picture, what's next for the struggling Packers, and which teams have our interest down the stretch of the season. We wrap up with Archie's Week 11 picks and a "Dads Only."
Brian sits down with friend and high school Cross Country coach Mike Buslepp. The two discuss coaching high school runners, Romeo High School's success as a cross country program, building culture and tradition, and the impact coaching can have on the lives of the student-athletes.
Brian breaks down the winners and losers from Week 10 in the NFL. On the positive side of things: the Saints look untouchable, the Packers get a much-needed win led by Aaron Jones and their defense, and the Mayfield/Chubb ticket could be a winner in Cleveland. As for the losers: Todd Bowles is good but he's the fall-guy, the Falcons fooled us all, same old Bengals in Cincinnati, and Dirk Koetter's got to go.
Our Friday show previews what is a sub-par slate of week 10 games in the NFL. Brian examines the NFC East and how it's all laid out for the Eagles. We also ask if Green Bay can rebound after back-to-back losses to the Rams and Patriots, and if the Falcons can climb over .500 after their 1-4 start. We wrap up with a preview of Seahawks-Rams and Archie's Picks.
Brian opens the show with his thoughts on the latest in the Le'Veon Bell situation and what we can expect to happen. Are there any losers in this saga? Next, we analyze the moves that the Detroit Lions are making and why Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia's vision might be more tangible now than ever. Then, Brian goes through his contenders in each conference -- who's the real deal, who can win a Super Bowl?
Brian dives into the beat-down in Baton Rouge on Saturday night and how Alabama is at another level in college football. Who's in the CFB Playoff now? Brian gives his thoughts on how the Michigan Wolverines have improved the past couple weeks. We also get into the biggest storylines coming out of week 9 in the NFL, including the Patriots defeating the Packers, the Saints proving they might be the NFC's best team, Vance Joseph mismanaging the clock (and his job), the Redskins being the...
Brian and Champ discuss winners and losers from the NFL's trade deadline. Then they get into the big Packers-Patriots SNF game. Champ gives his two cents on Mike McCarthy in Green Bay. The guys also look at the complete dysfunction coming out of Cleveland even though Hue is gone -- the secret is Hue's never gone!!! We do some NFL Midterms and wrap up the show with a Dads Only.
Some NFL heavyweights square off in week 9 with the Rams-Saints and Packers-Patriots. Brian breaks down those games, as well as the Steelers visiting the Ravens in an AFC North rivalry tilt. We also check out some other intriguing storylines heading into the weekend's games, and we close the show with Archie's Picks.
The NFL trade deadline came and went without a ton of action. We look at the 5 deals that did get done and how these moves impact the league. Then, we celebrate Halloween with a Trick or Treat segment, centered around 5 NFL items.
The Red Sox win the World Series. Did it ever seem it doubt during the 5 games? Brian also looks at the storylines from week 8 in the NFL. And oh, boy, are there some juicy ones: Can the Packers please help Aaron Rodgers out? John Dorsey -- what will it take to fire Hue Jackson? The Seahawks aren't for real, but nice job to them. Jameis Winston is on Hue's "just get out of here" level. And we wrap up with some pre-trade deadline talk.