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NCAA tournament preview and NFL trade talk

Matt and Hank start off talking NFL free agency. Which moves do we think will have the most impact? Then Matt and Hank bring in Nathan to talk brackets. We give you all of our picks starting with the Sweet 16. Plus a look at the women’s bracket.


New Orleans Bourbon Festival

We visit with Tracy Napolitano of the New Orleans Bourbon Festival about the event's 2nd year. Lots of great stuff for bourbon enthusiasts and rookies alike. What to to expect this weekend. Get the details here at Plus plenty of sports talk including March Madness, Memphis basketball making a coaching move, the NFL QB situation, and are the Rockets the favorites in the West?


Clyde May's whiskey interview plus NCAA bracketology discussion

Big show this week as we start off the month of March. Matt and Hank are back and spend some time at the top of the show discussing various topics. We'll talk about potential rule changes for the NFL including the catch rule. Also our thoughts on experimental changes for the NIT this season in college basketball. And do we like instant replay in sports? Then at 29:00 a big interview with L.C. May of Clyde May's whiskey. We talk about the state whiskey of Alabama, the history of the brand,...


Are sports injuries getting worse?

Matt and Hank are back for episode 73. A lot of topics in this show as the guys discuss some items on their mind. We'll look at the Daytona 500 this past weekend and NASCAR's popularity. Plus talk NBA playoff format changes. We'll also spend some time talking about sports injuries. Do we see more now or just hear about them more? Plus our latest look at Bracketology and where some bubble teams stand in our eyes.


NCAA Men's basketball bracketology talk

Matt and Hank are back to start off the week talking about the NCAA men's tournament. The committee released their top 16 seeds for the first time and we give our thoughts. Who we think deserves the ranking and where teams go from here. After that we talk about the big trades by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the past week. Does this make them the favorites in the east now? And baseball is right around the corner! We'll look at some over/under win totals in MLB and talk college as well.


Super Bowl recap and Carnival Vista brewery tour plus Olympics and 'Jump Ball'

Matt and Hank are back together this week for Episode 71. We'll start by giving our take on the Super Bowl and where both teams are going forward for next year. Then it's on to the Carnival Vista where Matt visits with brewmaster Ronald Zeiber talking about the first brewery at sea. Great stuff there. After that we'll talk some about the Olympics which start this week. Plus a couple ideas for your Valentine's Day cocktails. Then it's on to our Jump Ball segment where we discuss the Cavs,...


Super Bowl preview and analysis plus Vegas insight on the big game and what to drink with it

Episode 70 is here as we break down the big game this weekend. Our Vegas insider Raphael Esparza joins us to talk Super Bowl, the betting on the game, and also whether the NBA will be able to get in on the sports gambling money. Nathan Moore joins Hank Allen to give their analysis on the big game and pick the winner and score. Plus we'll give you a great recipe to make for your Super Bowl party. As always thanks for listening!


Early Super Bowl analysis plus MLB Hall of Fame reaction and college basketball

We're talking football, baseball, basketball, rum and beer this week! Matt is leaving for vacation so we'll get his thoughts on the Super Bowl after him and Hank recap the conference championship games. Then Nathan Moore joins Hank to talk about the latest class inducted to the MLB Hall of Fame. Our take on who's in and who got left out. After that we'll talk a little college basketball, and sprinkle in some thoughts on what we've been drinking lately through the show. Thanks for...


NFL Playoffs Divisional Round preview and predictions

Big weekend of football ahead. Hank and Matt are back to recap last weekend's action along with our thoughts on the college championship and where both teams go from here. After that we turn our attention to the four big matchups this weekend. Who wins and why. Plus Gruden to Oakland, freshman QBs, and more topics.


NFL Wild Card Weekend preview and College Football Championship Analysis

Huge weekend of football ahead. The college season comes to a close Monday with the big matchup between Alabama and Georgia. We'll break down the game and give our picks. Plus we look at each game of this weekend's NFL wildcard playoff round. Who do we think advances to the next round and why. Plus at 28:00 our Vegas Insider Raphael Esparza joins us to give his insight into all the action, what it means from a Vegas standpoint, and other things that are making headlines. Great stuff from...


Blockchain & cryptocurrency year end show talking big NFL weekend and college football playoffs!

Huge weekend of football on the way. Matt and Hank are here to close out the year talking about NFL's final regular season weekend and the college football semifinal games on New Year's Day. We'll lay out all the NFL playoff scenarios and who we think will make it in after the weekend is done. Plus a breakdown of the best bowls this weekend along with our predictions for the playoff semifinals on Monday. As always thanks for listening!


Biggest NFL Weekend of the Season Thus Far Has Arrived

Matt East flies solo this week and discusses all of the biggest news in the week of sports, including college football bowl season getting underway, huge NFL games this weekend, Adam Vinatieri's expensive snow game, Stanton joining the Yankees, and NBS surprises thus far. Enjoy!


College football playoff thoughts and early bowl analysis along with NFL picks

The bowls are set and the top 4 has been chosen. Matt and Hank talk about the college football playoff rankings and give our thoughts on Alabama getting in. Then we'll discuss some of the coaching changes in the world of college football. Who do we think will make the biggest impact? After that a big weekend of NFL games with some great match-ups. We'll break down and pick the best games. Plus more fun along the way! Thanks for listening!


College football championship week picks and playoff discussion plus NFL headlines and Smirnoff holiday recipes

Big weekend of college football on the way! Matt and Hank start off by breaking down the playoff rankings and scenarios. How do we see it sorting out? Then at 20:00 we talk some NFL headlines, including Eli in New York and the NFC South's playoff chances. At 29:00 we highlight some holiday cocktails from Smirnoff to get you ready for the season! See the recipes below. Then we'll touch on the Tennessee coaching search at 33:00 and make our championship game picks at 39:00! Smirnoff...


Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask review plus college football Rivalry Week analysis and NFL

Time for a feast of football! Matt East and Hank Allen delve into all of the big stories in college football and get you ready for all of the huge match-ups as Rivalry Week is here! We also talk some NFL to get set for Week 12, including a discussion of what is wrong with the Dallas Cowboys and which teams have must-win games this week. At the top of the show, we review and rate the Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask.


Blade and Bow & Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished review plus NCAA and NFL football analysis

Hard to believe the college football season is coming to a close. A lot to talk about along with the NFL this weekend. We'll start off though at 6:30 with some whiskey reviews. We give our thoughts after tasting Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished. After that at 17:30 it's college football playoff talk. We lay out our thoughts on who's in and who's out as it stands right now and how things can get messed up even more. At 40:00 we give our...


Sports and Spirits Episode 60

What a weekend ahead. 4 top 20 match-ups in college football with the top 3 teams in the country all on the road against top 16 opponents. We break down the games plus lay out where we see the college football playoff scenario right now. At 30:00 a great interview with Avua Cachaca. If you're not familiar with that spirit we have a great history lesson on it, plus details on the Avua product line, thoughts on Brazil travel, and places for cocktails in Miami. Really a great interview this...


Sports and Spirits Episode 59

Packed show for you this week! Matt and Hank are back with all the big news in the sports world plus a great feature distillery. We'll start at 5:00 with college football playoff rankings. Where do we agree and disagree with the committee. Then at 15:30 we break down the big NFL trades of the past week. Who were the winners. At 24:00 Nathan Moore comes in as we talk World Series. We get his thoughts as a life long Astros fan and what it means for the city. At 37:00 we talk with Clear...


Sports and Spirits Episode 58

Huge sports weekend on the way with top 25 college football matchups, World Series games, and NFL. Matt and Hank give our thoughts to start after a weekend of college and NFL games (4:00), then an update on the World Series as it shifts back to Houston (19:00). Next (27:00) a great interview with Land Grant Brewery in Columbus Ohio ahead of the big match up this weekend. Check them out if you're in Columbus! After that (43:00) we break down the big match up between OSU and PSU and give...


Sports and Spirits Episode 57

We continue through a packed time in the sports calendar. We'll give our thoughts on a crazy weekend in college football and where we stand right now in the playoff picture. Then we turn our attention to the NFL. A lot of people saying it's a bad league. So we ask do fans know what they want when it comes to a dynasty vs parody. Hank, Matt, and Nathan will breakdown the league as it stands right now and talk baseball playoffs. Plus are the Celtics done after the Gordon Hayward...


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