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I Want to Help You

There are lots of decisions to be made this Wednesday on The Cheap Seats. Who will celebrate October baseball in the super-tight National League race? Will Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer say anything noteworthy in his first press conference back from suspension? Should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers give Jameis Winston his starting job back after this week? And when, if ever, is it OK for an umpire or referee to use the phrase "I want to help you"? Max Wolpoff and new co-host Tanner Burke do...


Snap Back to Reality

With Week 2 in the books, all of the terrible Opening Weekend overreactions can cease. From the Ravens being Super Bowl contenders to Sam Darnold writing his Hall of Fame speech, along with the Bills and Lions being atrocious. Well, those last two are probably gonna stick around. Today in The Cheap Seats, Christian Heimall and Jon Lauder recap the weekend on the gridiron including the first real upsets of college football season and the latest in the Heisman race. Not to mention, there was a...


All Tied Up

Now that the dust has settled from the NFL's opening weekend, football fans are reunited with some of the most frustrating aspects of the sport, including ties and their least favorite commentators. Matt and Jake recap the happenings from Week 1 and are joined by Keith Hoehne for the segment, ""Where in the World is Keith Hoehne?"" as he talks about his Week 1 experience. Matt and Jake also breakdown two blockbuster trades in the NHL this past week. Does Erik Karlsson make the Sharks the...


Who Wore It Better?

"Now that we are fully engulfed in football season, it's time to begin the age old debate of which level is better. Today in The Cheap Seats, Max Wolpoff is joined by Christian Heimall to discuss the differences between college and pro ball. The emphasis on this breakdown though is who had a better Opening Weekend? Join the guys as they present their cases to you and the world. Christian takes the side of the amatuers while Max vouches for the NFL's first weekend as the better of the two....


What The Actual "F"ootball?!

"The first full weekend of football is in the books and all we can say is ""What the...?"". From stunning victories, disappointing efforts, and the whole Le'Veon Bell situation, join Christian Heimall and Jonathan Lauder in the first of many football freakouts in The Cheap Seats. Jon and Christian also recap the biggest headlines in sports, including Serena Williams, along with how the top Heisman candidates fared over the weekend. They also get in to how Nike's latest campaign will impact...


Hello... Where Are You?

"Just hours removed from the NFL's Opening Night, Matt and Jake discuss teams and storylines to look out for this weekend to get you completely ready for the first Sunday of NFL action. Matt and Jake are also on the lookout. Where on Earth is Le'Veon Bell? The C Team has pretty strong opinions about the Steelers' runningback. Also, Matt and Jake introduce a new segment, ""Where in the World Is Keith Hoenhe?"" as they talk to Keith about his unbelievable sports journey. All that plus The...


September Call Ups: Hang Up or Dial In?

When the calendar flips to September, MLB rosters expand like pants after Thanksgiving dinner. But is that a good thing? Join Max Wolpoff and Christian Heimall as they debate the validity of the September call-up. Max is quite in favor of rosters going from 25 to possibly 40 players during the final month of the season. It makes for some great stories and adds some flexibility for the manager late in the season. Christian, however, hates it. From slowing down the game to changing how you...


Kickoff Party

Football is BACK! The College Football season officially kicked off over the weekend and the NFL season is ready to start on Thursday. Today in The Cheap Seats, Christian Heimall and Jonathan Lauder talk about it all. On the college football gridiron, the Top-25 got very little shakeup Week One. So how did the best teams in the land fair? What about the Heisman hopefuls? The boys break down everything. Meanwhile, with the NFL about to begin, which storylines will dominate the season? And on...


Meaningful Football!

"For the first time since February, football games mean something. Matt and Jake discuss the NFL's latest news going into the final NFL-less weekend of the year. Some NFL players that are preparing for week one have been around for a while, including Phil Dawson and Adam Vinateri who made their debut's in the '90's. What have other pro athletes have been around before the turn of the century? Some may surprise you. "The C Team" also give their opinion on the college football rankings and the...


Powerful Predictions

College football is defined by the Power 5: win your conference, and you have a good chance to make the College Football Playoff (unless you are Alabama, where that did not stop you last season). On this episode of The Cheap Seats, Max Wolpoff and Keith Hoehne pick their conference winners and a way-too-early National Champion. They also break down how one team might give the selection committee nightmares if they go undefeated. The big teams start their season this weekend, so download this...


Cookie Monster and The Cowboy

MLB Player's Weekend has come and gone. And with it, some awesome cleats, jerseys, and nicknames. Today on The Cheap Seats Christian Heimall (Cowboy) and Jon Lauder (Cookie Monster) break down their favorite parts of the weekend and discuss the possibility of having the same deal in other sports. Plus, with college football already underway, the guys dive into a mini 2018 prediction session. Everything from the Heisman race to the College Football Playoff and more. Christian and Jon give...


Pick 'em

"After weeks of anticipation, Matt and Jake wrap up their NFL prediction series and reveal their AFC, NFC and Superbowl Champions. Will they be homers? Or will the truth come out about their real prognostication? Matt and Jake didn't think that the American League standings would be this cut-and-dry. Nor did they think the A's and Cardinals would make this kind of a push for the post-season. They give you all of the latest updates amongst the MLB standings. You won't want to miss the most...


No Conference? No Problem

How have the Patriots made it to as many Super Bowls as they have? How has the NBA Finals for the last four years featured the same two teams; Golden State and Cleveland? They play in the conferences that best allow them to shine. But what if there were no conferences? What if the field was wide open and truly, the best teams in the sport, not just conference, made it. Keith and Max explore the possibility. Well, Keith explores the possibility while trying to irritate Max today in The Cheap...


Baseball is frustrating

"Baseball can be a very annoying sport sometimes. From teams who shouldn't be good in a playoff spot, to unwritten rules and arbitrary awards, it's enough to make you scream. And that's exactly what Jon Lauder and Christian Heimall do today in The Cheap Seats. First, the guys discuss who should be the Cy Young winner in the National League. There are three legitimate candidates, but only one who should win it. Hint: He probably won't. Then, what in the world is going on in Oakland? How have...


Glutton for Football

"With another week of preseason action on the horizon, Matt and Jake start to wrap up their NFL prediction series. From Wildcard Weekend to the Conference Championship; find out who wins and why. One of Matt's picks even surprises him. Matt and Jake also discuss Jalen Ramsey's analysis of NFL quarterbacks, the final player named in the MLB Trade Deadline's blockbuster deal and even tailgate food. The also welcome Eric Loucks to go head-to-head with Matt Coyne on this week's Trivia Show. Does...


Are You In Or Are You Out?

"With a little over a month left in the regular season, playoff races are heating up in Major League Baseball. Today in The Cheap Seats Max Wolpoff is joined by Chrsitian Heimall to play a little ""In or Out?"". The guys will run through every division and make their picks on who advances to the postseason and who starts planning those winter vacations a little early. Could there be a surprise out West? Will one division actually get three teams in the playoffs? Plus, can anyone actually...


Much Ado About Nothing

The first week of preseason games are in the books. But what does it mean? Nothing really. Today in The Cheap Seats, Christian Heimall and Jon Lauder break down the latest stories in the NFL that don't matter based on one-quarter of play. Adding to the fray, Jake Brown of WFAN and SiriusXM NFL joins the show to give his take. Everything from which rookies impressed to which team will be the biggest surprise. Plus, he answers our poll question and so can you! Visit us at The Cheap Seats by...


Football Frenzy

"Only hours removed from Preseason Week 1, Matt and Jake conclude their divisional prediction sereis. Who wins the competitive AFC West? And can anyone stop the Rams out west in the NFC? Matt and Jake welcome Fantasy Football guru, Matt Jennings for insight into his big board and sleepers. Jennings stays on board and battles Jake in the weekly trivia show, being the first ever guest on Friday Trivia. Add some baseball headlines in the mix and you have a great Friday edition of The Cheap...


Arguing About Baseball

"Measuring individual accomplishments in team sports is a favorite debate among sports fans. In baseball, there is no shortage of records to choose from for comparison. For Max Wolpoff and Keith Hoehne, they are debating between Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak and Cal Ripken Jr.'s 2,632 consecutive games played. There is little room for debate about both numbers: each is largely untouchable. For DiMaggio, the only player to come close was Pete Rose when he hit safely in 44 straight...


Throwing The Flag

"From now on, 2018 will feature football on the weekends. For many, that's an exciting thing. However, for Jonathan Lauder and Christian Heimall, there's a lot of issues with the game, both on and off the field. Today inside The Cheap Seats, the guys examine those problems and wonder how they may impact the coming season. The biggest headline in sports this weekend came from the bombshell reports surrounding Urban Meyer and Ohio State Football. How will this impact his career? What happens...