Apologies for some technical difficulties. A podcast was lost and we're migrating the blog. Here's the podcast from a few weeks ago. Pops proclaims his rightness on the Austin Appleby issue for the Purdue Boilermakers. He looks like a massive improvement for the Purdue O. If he got snaps last season would the black and gold have more wins this season? There were huge loses all over the NCAAF top 10, shaking up the playoff picture. How does the landscape shake out all over college football? Of course we're talking Fantasy Football with our family league. There's of course the up and down Bears and coach Quenneville tinkering with his lines early in the season.
This week is a 'celebration' of bad football as Purdue and the Chicago Bears did not look good this past week. The Boilermaker O was anemic, only scoring 3 points and 156 yards of total offense. Legitimate questions are now being the forefront of the athletics department as a whole. Then there's the Bears, who apparently unable to overcome the Green Bay Packers. Cutler cannot beat them and bad Jay showed up in the second half. And while we're talking bad football, the NFL's Thursday night games have been awful with an average victory of almost 30 points. Pops gives us a small preview of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Purdue finishes the non-conference 2-2 with a very down Big Ten Conference ahead of them. Perhaps they can make something happen this year. However, college football is all about the SEC, the best teams in the nation. After two very gritty wins the Windy City has got to be feeling a whole lot more confident with the gritty Bears. What about the rest of the NFL landscape? And of course we're entering October, playoffs for baseball.
This week Purdue played Notre Dame close for a half, but found them old selves in the second half. They played close against the Irish last season but still finished 1-11 so does it mean anything this season? The Ray Rice situation continues to be a nightmare for the NFL, continuing to suggest it was just a huge cover up. It's all about the dollars. And after an embarrassment at home against the Bills, Chicago responds with a huge win at San Francisco. The team got physical and really impressed. Can't forget about some fantasy football with our in house Fantasy Guru. And you can't forget about the Duel at High Noon.
It isn't a quaterback controversy, but is it time to see a change under center for Purdue? And while the Boilers got whomped, the Big Ten as a whole just isn't making a good showing this year. Of course we're talking about the NFL as they try and change their drug testing policies, but also the continuing botching of the domestic abuse arrests. Rodger Goodell is consistently inconsistent. And we wrap it up with our detailed preview of the Chicago Bears.
This week starts with fantasy as we get into our baseball playoffs and having done our football draft. Draft Guru Harold Guenther gives us his run down for both leagues. The Boilermaker football team opened the season with a win and we talk Purdue. ESPN is under fire again with the sports has disappeared from their news, just entertainment. Also, the jokes that continues to be the suspensions in the NFL. We give a small preview of the Bears and make some predictions for around the league.
This week's episode starts with fantasy as we are getting near the end of the baseball regular season and about to draft in our football league. Purdue is getting ready for the start of their season as well. After a 1-11 season, up is the only way the team can really go. We also take a look at the Big Ten Conference as well, often the door step in conversations of the power conferences. We expand our preview to collegiate football as a whole, previewing the landscape and making early picks for the NCAAF playoffs.
The big story this past week was the Tony Stewart accident, and NASCAR's dropping the ball with rules. Pops has a problem with the Little League World Series and all the television cameras being put in front of their faces. Is it too much for kids this young? Also, the Clippers have finally been sold giving the NBA another positive mark for handling problems while all the other leagues continue to drop the ball. Team USA is also up for debate with the Paul George injury and the risk to the stars for the 'World Cup' of basketball.
We apologize for our absence, but we are back and better than ever. It's the same great content with a fresh coat of paint and a much better sound.
This week's episode tackles steroids for the Hall of Fame in baseball, the unwritten MLB rules, trade deadline reactions, the dominoes falling as collegiate players getting paid comes closer and closer, a short Purdue football preview as they can't get much worse. And let's not forget the Duel at High Noon.
We tackle the early Olympic Hockey to start off. The Rooskis and the United States faced off early, but Sweden got an easy pod. Can either beat the Canadians? Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Who is even on the Cubs' roster? Can any kids make an impact right off the bat? Rick Hahn has worked a lot of magic this season with the White Sox and made them a whole lot younger. Will they pan out?