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Bad, Worst, Ridiculous: Mickelson, Flopping and Freaky Funny Injuries

6/20/2018
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We couldn't find any good this week. So you get this version of our traditional Good, Better, Worst episode. Freak injuries. Brandon Morrow, reliever from the Chicago Cubs, suffered back spasms after he was injured putting on his pants. And now he is on injured reserve. Phil Mickelson finally responds to his putting fiasco where he hit a moving ball on the green. And the worst thing of all: Flopping. This one really gets Scott's blood boiling. Scott Mitchell was a record setting quarterback...

Duration:00:10:17

Wait, I Thought This Only Happened When I Golf With My Buddies

6/18/2018
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Madness at the US Open this weekend. Phil Mickelson wasn't happy with his put so he did something unheard of in golf. He ran after the put and hit it again before it went off the green, while it was still moving. He said he would rather take a two stroke penalty than put from off the green. His reaction? He couldn't believe it happened either. Scott Mitchell was a record setting quarterback at the University of Utah. After being drafted into the NFL he played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit...

Duration:00:02:48

Monday Madness: Streakers in Canada and Chaos On The Green

6/18/2018
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Scott couldn't stop laughing about the US Open this weekend. Phil Mickelson putted, wasn't happy with it, ran after the put and hit it again while it was still moving. Now this may seem normal when playing with your buddies, but it is absolutely not normal on The PGA Tour. Scott tells the story of when he wanted to do something just as outlandish while in the NFL. Next, we take it to streaking. Streakers are pretty common in sports because people tend to get away with it. In the CFL they...

Duration:00:14:29

Why Curses in Pro Sports are More Real than You Think

6/15/2018
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Curses are all over in modern professional sports, and they tend to make people more superstitious. With curses like the curse of the Billy Goat for the Chicago Cubs, the curse of Bobby Layne for the Detroit Lions, or the Hanshin Tigers' Curse of the Colonial, it goes to show that superstition can really lead to long droughts of losing for sports teams. Helmets Off Host Scott Mitchell talks about his experience with a curse he didn't even know about. Scott Mitchell was a record setting...

Duration:00:03:41

This Podcast Comes With A Heavy Heart

6/13/2018
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Scott's heart is heavy. Scott is sad and troubled by the number of people of who die by suicide. He comes form a world where showing weakness is frowned upon, which can be dangerous and puts many in hopeless situations. He encourages anyone struggling to reach out for help, because it is there. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or depression call 1-800-273-TALK or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Duration:00:17:36

The Unpleasant Time Scott Met The Triple Crown Winning Horse's Trainer

6/11/2018
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Justify won the Triple Crown this past weekend. One of only thirteen horses to ever accomplish this. Eyebrows are raising at Justify's Triple Crown win. Did he get help? After the race, people speculated that another horse helped Justify win by blocking other horses. The term "reckless riding" has been flying around. Scott looked it up and turns out you can be suspended or have your career ended due to reckless riding. It is kind of like reckless driving, veering into another horse or being...

Duration:00:16:43

Signing a Baseball Contract To Play College Football?

6/11/2018
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Kyler Murray just signed a five million dollar contract with the Oakland Athletics to go play football. Yes, you read that right. Murray is going to play a year of quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners. Scott thinks its amazing but he also thinks the Athletics are taking a big risk. What if he gets hurt? Scott Mitchell was a record setting quarterback at the University of Utah. After being drafted into the NFL he played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore...

Duration:00:02:02

Terrell Owens Missing His Own Hall of Fame Ceremony Is Ludicrous

6/8/2018
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Terrell Owens has publicly declined his induction ceremony into the NFL Hall of Fame. Scott is baffled by this story. And quite frankly disgusted. Scott thinks it is disrespectful to football and players like him who will never make the hall of fame. WHY? Scott Mitchell was a record setting quarterback at the University of Utah. After being drafted into the NFL he played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. Find Helmets Off on Facebook at...

Duration:00:03:09

Good (Bad) Worst: New Athletic Directors, More Pac12 Problems and The WORST Thing of All

6/8/2018
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Scott couldn't find a "better" today. So we are changing this episode a little. Good. Bad. Worst. Scott jumps into Chris Hill's retirement and his replacement as the University of Utah Athletic Director. Scott is happy for Mark Harlan, even though it stings a little because he threw his name in the hat for the position. Scott is a little taken aback and in awe of all of the hiring and firing Hill did with a special nod to Urban Meyer. The Pac12, considered by many the conference of...

Duration:00:16:21

Uncomfortable Situations in The White House and Cuba

6/6/2018
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We are revisiting an issue that just won't go away. The Philadelphia Eagles will not be going to the White House. Their invite to meet the President was revoked when they told White House staff only ten players would be attending. Scott wonders why so many people don't want to go to the White House. He would love to go, no matter who the president is or what their politics are. The trip symbolizes celebration of accomplishments to him. The whole situation is uncomfortable to Scott. On a...

Duration:00:19:59

How a Blind Long Snapper was able to Compete in a National UFC Football Game

6/4/2018
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Long Snapper Jake Olson, a completely blind football player for USC has been getting some great opportunities playing in a major college football game where he was able to play for one of the most prestigious teams in the country. Plus, Olson was even recently given the opportunity to drive a NASCAR car. Also, Drew Brees has been making headlines for helping a flag football league quarterback get a a prosthetic leg after an accident he went through in high school. Scott Mitchell takes his...

Duration:00:02:59

NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott's Reaction to Losing a part of his Pinkie Finger

6/4/2018
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One of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, 4-time Super Bowl Champion, Pro-Bowler, All-Pro and Hall of Famer, Ronnie Lott joined the show and Scott started out by reflecting on a time when Scott was with the Miami Dolphins and he was with the New York Jets and they played each other and Scott talked to Ronnie after the game. Ronnie remembers the instance and enjoyed the conversation. Scott comes out of the gates talking about having a part of his pinky removed in order to keep...

Duration:00:13:48

How Barbara Streisand Helped an NFL Quarterback Win Games

6/1/2018
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Most of us know athletes are some of the most superstitious or routine driven people out there...and yes, some of the superstitions are pretty out there. Our host, Scott Mitchell, breaks down the game day routine he had dialed in to the exact minute. He also goes deep into his superstitions and how Barbara Streisand may have helped him win a few games. Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop on all kinds of sports from football to golf, speaking to influencers and...

Duration:00:07:12

Scott's Personal Heroes

6/1/2018
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Scott does a lot of interviews on Helmets Off. He always asks the interviewee to reveal who the most influential person in their life is outside of immediate family and spouse. Here are a few of Scott's: Gifford Nielsen was a big deal at BYU near where Scott grew up. He was drafted by Houston Oilers, now Tennessee Titans, and went on to a successful broadcasting career. Scott's dad took Scott to Texas to see the Oilers play. He got a game ball and was able to meet Gifford Nielsen. Scott...

Duration:00:28:38

The PAC12 Is Having Some Serious Problems

5/30/2018
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The PAC 12 is off right now. They just had their worst season in years. They were 1 in 8 in bowl games. Nine of the 12 teams went to bowl games. Only Utah won. That's crazy for a Power 5 conference. The way they schedule conference games, all of the other Power 5 conferences play fewer conference opponents. They get an extra "cupcake", or easy game. That gives them something of a late season break. The PAC 12 has a much harder time. They play more challenging conference games. They're...

Duration:00:20:51

A Day In The Life Of An NFL Quarterback

5/29/2018
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Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of an NFL Quarterback looks like? Do you think it is all glitz and glam? Well good news for you, our host spent many years of his life as an NFL Quarterback in multiple cities. In this special episode of Helmets Off Scott breaks down a week in the life of a pro football player in the same way the game is broken apart. Downs are days and rest is key during the football season. Scott also gives some insight into being a "sneaky quarterback" and the...

Duration:00:13:39

Surprising Fact: The NFL Only Has Two Kinds Of Coaches

5/29/2018
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Some coaches have success by the system they run, some coaches have success by picking players. Bill Walsh had a system with the San Francisco 49ers. He got it from Paul Brown at the Cincinnati Bengals. Under Walsh, Joe Montana, and others, it became known as the West Coast Offense. It focused on a progression read and high volume passing. The quarterback had to be accurate and good on his feet. But the quarterback didn't have to have an amazingly strong arm. Joe Montana thrived in this...

Duration:00:20:22

An Athlete That Does The Right Thing For The Right Reason

5/25/2018
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Scott has been following Shohei Ohtani's career in the MLB. He's a unique player because he can both pitch and hit. The Angels are 6-1 in games he's pitched. He's also the second best batter behind Mike Trout. This flies in the face of common baseball wisdom. JJ Watt raised 37 million dollars to benefit hurricane victims in Texas. Now he's saying he'll pay for the funerals of the Santa Fe shooting victims. It's good to see people doing things for the sake of doing the right thing and...

Duration:00:11:10

Scott Says, "See You Soon". He's Going On A Trip

5/25/2018
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Scott needs to find some balance in his life. So he is headed to Cuba. As soon as he gets there he's leaving. On a boat. To go saltwater fly fishing. Don't worry, we have plenty of good episodes to keep you entertained while he's gone. Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop of all kinds of sports from football to even golf. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback who was a star quarterback at the University of Utah before going on to have a professional career...

Duration:00:02:59

Stand or Stay: NFL Makes Decision on National Anthem Controversy

5/23/2018
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Today, the NFL announced it's decision on how to handle the stand or kneel controversy when it comes to the singing of the National Anthem before games. Players will now be required to either stand for the anthem or stay in the locker room. This is already causing an uproar within the league and on social media. The NFL Players Association says they were completely left out of the decision-making process. Scott discusses the impact this decision will have on the game and the...

Duration:00:12:08