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Episode #48: Their Greatest Hits (2017-2018)

8/29/2018
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In a star-studded affair, The Exercise Room looks back and reminisces on the past year. Blade Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda and sports columnist David Briggs are joined on the mics by audio producer Will Tomer -- in his final episode of E.R. -- and fan favorite Phil Kaplan to look back at some of the best bits from the last year of The Exercise Room. Team E.R. also spends a painful amount of time dissecting the trials and tribulations of the Cleveland Browns. Stay fit out there! You can learn...

Duration:00:44:38

Episode #47: Talkin' (College) Football

8/22/2018
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A jam-packed Exercise Room —- featuring Blade Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda, sports columnist David Briggs, and staff writers Kyle Rowland, Brian Buckey, and Nicholas Piotrowicz -- delves into the nitty-gritty of college football with the season fast approaching. You can learn more about The Exercise Room here: http://www.toledoblade.com/sports/2018/03/28/Listen-to-The-Exercise-Room-a-Blade-sports-podcast.html

Duration:00:30:51

Episode #46: Urban Meyer's Fate (and More!)

8/14/2018
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Blade Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda, sports columnist David Briggs, and staff writer Brian Buckey discuss the latest happenings in the Urban Meyer saga. Team E.R. also finds a little time to discuss some other major happenings in college football, including how the Toledo Rockets can find themselves in the AP Top 25 with a strong early season. You can learn more about The Exercise Room here: http://www.toledoblade.com/sports/2018/03/28/Listen-to-The-Exercise-Room-a-Blade-sports-podcast.html

Duration:00:33:07

Episode #45: What happens to Urban Meyer?

8/7/2018
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Blade Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda and Big 10 beat writer Kyle Rowland discuss the Urban Meyer situation at Ohio State. What will happen to Meyer? And what does he deserve? You can learn more about The Exercise Room here: http://www.toledoblade.com/sports/2018/03/28/Listen-to-The-Exercise-Room-a-Blade-sports-podcast.html

Duration:00:32:06

Episode #44: Big Backs

7/31/2018
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Blade Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda is joined in the palatial Exercise Room studios by staff writers Javonte Anderson and Nick Piotrowicz. A free-wheeling conversation moves between college football, basketball, and boxing, as the guys discuss Robert Easter's recent bout. You can learn more about The Exercise Room here: http://www.toledoblade.com/sports/2018/03/28/Listen-to-The-Exercise-Room-a-Blade-sports-podcast.html

Duration:00:31:35

Episode #43: Live at MAC Media Day

7/24/2018
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Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda and Blade sports columnist David Briggs take in the sights and sounds of MAC Media Day. Along the way, they chat with three important figures in college football: Toledo Rockets wide receiver Cody Thompson; Bowling Green Falcons head coach Mike Jenks; and Bill Hancock, the executive director of the College Football Playoff. It is almost time for football and there are few better places to kick the season off than MAC Media Day. You can learn more about The...

Duration:00:35:03

Episode #41: Talkin' Baseball

6/26/2018
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The boys of the Exercise Room discuss America's pastime this week, specifically analyzing what the path forward will be for both the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers. Thanks for listening, stay fit out there! You can learn more about The Exercise Room here: http://www.toledoblade.com/sports/2018/03/28/Listen-to-The-Exercise-Room-a-Blade-sports-podcast.html

Duration:00:31:23

Episode #40: King James & the World Cup

6/12/2018
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This week on The Exercise Room, team E.R. weighs in on the future of LeBron James. Where will the G.O.A.T. end up after a disappointing conclusion to his season? Sports editor Jeff Svoboda, Blade sports columnist David Briggs, Ohio State beat writer Nick Piotrowicz, and producer Will Tomer all weigh in. The gang also discusses the upcoming World Cup, to be hosted in Russia. Despite the lack of soccer knowledge in the room, each member predicts the eventual winner of one of the biggest...

Duration:00:27:35

Episode #39: Fore! (with Marathon Classic tournament director Judd Silverman)

6/5/2018
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Marathon Classic tournament director Judd Silverman stops by The Exercise Room ahead of this year's tournament to talk a little golf with Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda, Blade sports columnist David Briggs, Michigan beat writer Kyle Rowland, and Blade staff writer Jay Skebba. Thanks for listening, stay fit out there! You can learn more about The Exercise Room here: http://www.toledoblade.com/sports/2018/03/28/Listen-to-The-Exercise-Room-a-Blade-sports-podcast.html

Duration:00:50:52

Episode #38: Fame (Makes a Man Take Things Over)

5/29/2018
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The Exercise Room features a skeleton crew this week — Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda, Blade sports columnist David Briggs, and producer Will Tomer — but that does not mean Team E.R. shys away from the big discussions. Several false starts and a bad David Bowie impression aside, the guys discuss LeBron James and his ever-growing case as the NBA's G.O.A.T., as well as ESPN's recent "World Fame 100" rankings. Things close up with a little acknowledgement of Bowling Green State University's...

Duration:00:42:35

Episode #37: FREE CHILI (feat. sports announcer Anthony Bellino)

5/22/2018
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The Exercise Room welcomes Toledo-area sports announcer Anthony Bellino. You may recognize Mr. Bellino's voice as the PA announcer for the Toledo Walleye (where he famously promotes free chili for power-play goals), Toledo Rockets basketball, and Michigan Wolverines basketball. Mr. Bellino also serves as the gameday host for the Toledo Mud Hens and the Detroit Lions. Anthony chats with Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda, Blade columnist David Briggs, and producer Will Tomer about his time working...

Duration:00:42:43

Episode #36: The Keygate at Seagate

5/15/2018
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Breaking controversy dictates today's episode of The Exercise Room, as Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda, Blade sports columnist David Briggs, and Blade education reporter Javonte Anderson discuss the kerfluffle over Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz's decision to award Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh a key to the city of Toledo. Elsewhere in the program, Team E.R. discusses the Cleveland Cavaliers series against the Boston Celtics, and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow states the...

Duration:00:34:36

Episode #35: Party at Napoli’s

5/1/2018
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The Exercise Room welcomes special guest Joe Napoli! The president and CEO of the Walleye and the Mud Hens was gracious enough to sit down with us in the studio, which he gave a new nickname: The Shoebox. Host Phil Kaplan, Blade Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda, and columnist David Briggs also take their turns imparting paradigm shifting concepts on everything from the Walleye’s playoff and franchise success, future Mud Hens promotions, inter-family analytics, and what new professional sports...

Duration:00:49:05

Episode #34: Dang ol’Darnold

4/24/2018
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The Exercise Room returns at regulation full strength to wonder that most lustrous of existential questions: How does Cleveland mess this one up? Blade Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda tells us about his trip to D.C., where he ushered in the close out of his beloved Columbus Blue Jackets. And Michigan Wolverines beat writer Kyle Rowland previews his trip with the University of Michigan football team to Paris, France. We straighten him out that he’s supposed to smuggle cheese from France not too...

Duration:00:38:15

Episode #33: T-Town Hockey (feat. Walleye beat writer Mark Monroe)

4/17/2018
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It’s The Exercise Room’s first ever full-on hockey episode, replete with penalty minutes, power plays, waiting in the hallway afterwards. Toledo Walleye beat writer Mark Monroe joins as a guest to call all the egregious offsides infractions by the E.R. team. You can learn more about The Exercise Room here: http://www.toledoblade.com/sports/2018/03/28/Listen-to-The-Exercise-Room-a-Blade-sports-podcast.html

Duration:00:29:35

Episode #32: Get Me The Mayor! (feat. Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz)

4/10/2018
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The Exercise Room is greeted by Toledo royalty as we welcome special guest Mayor Wade Kapsukiewicz to talk about the Mud Hens home opener, his one year as Muddy the mascot, the history of the team before they were even the Mud Hens, and in general: baseball, baseball, baseball! You can learn more about The Exercise Room here: http://www.toledoblade.com/podcasts

Duration:01:02:34

Episode #31: Michigan’s Feat Got No Rhythm

4/3/2018
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The Exercise Room continues to boldly go where podcasts have always been going as we have our first call-in guest! Thankfully it is only Blade Columnist David Briggs, so we know how to handle his twang as he calls in from the site of the Final Four in San Antonio.

Duration:00:32:54

Episode #30: A New Dance Partner (feat. Toledo Rockets Assistant Basketball Coach Kyle Barlow)

3/27/2018
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The Exercise Room is fully an adult now with its 30th episode! And we go out the last Tuesday in March like a lion with special guest Kyle Barlow, an assistant coach for the University of Toledo Rockets men’s basketball team. Barlow previously worked under Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball head coach John Beilein. He joins host Phil Kaplan, Blade Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda, columnist David Briggs and UM beat writer Kyle Rowland to talk some college hoops, then some college hoops, and...

Duration:00:39:00

Episode #29: Dance Fever

3/20/2018
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The Exercise Room is back at full strength this week, which is good because we’re hoisting championships over here! Sports editor Jeff Svoboda, columnist David Briggs, and University of Michigan beat writer Kyle Rowland join host Phillip Kaplan to compare dance moves in the NCAA tournament by the Buckeyes and Wolverines, and the likelihood of Michigan winning it all. Then Team E.R. turns hyper local to analyze the Rogers Rams bringing home the first girls state title to Toledo in 37 long...

Duration:00:27:13

Episode #28: Bracket Racket!

3/13/2018
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The Exercise Room has it’s inaugural NCAA mens’ basketball tournament show! (We think we can still say that.) Phillip Kaplan returns to hosting duties as he and Blade Sports Editor Jeff Svoboda, columnist David Briggs, and Ohio State beat writer Nick Piotrowicz all make their picks for the ‘tournament insanity that happens in the third month of the year.’ Inside tip: St. Bonaventure fans may soon be championing this little podcast. Producer Will Tomer then picks a special bracket forged...

Duration:00:35:54