Sean Barie and Nick Shook recap Week 5 of the NFL season, including the Steelers’ thrashing of the Falcons, the Browns’ overtime win over the Ravens and Drew Brees taking hold of a new place atop the record books (and Nick’s disdain for the fake adoration of Brees’ accomplishments). The two also recap Jacksonville’s flop in Kansas City, recap the Division Series of the MLB playoffs, and Sean’s colleague McDev returns with McDev’s Deals, our weekly look at the best sports betting picks. Nick also rails against MLB’s use of a guitar in Cleveland’s 2019 All-Star Game logo (and they both propose better icons for the city), the two break down the drama coming out of the latest UFC main event, and Nick gives play-by-play of the aftermath of a multi-car fender bender that took place outside his apartment during the podcast taping. Sean hates the triple option, too. Rate and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud!
EP 12 – When officiating (and crunch-time playcalling) goes wrong
Sean Barie and Nick Shook recap Week 4 of the NFL season, including the Browns’ almost win (that might have been taken from them by a judgment call), the Steelers’ limp effort in a Sunday night loss to the Ravens and what it means about the team moving forward. The two also recap the stunning call on fourth-and-5 in Ohio State-Penn State, preview the MLB playoffs and start of the NHL season, and Sean’s colleague McDev returns with McDev’s Deals, our weekly look at the best sports betting picks. Rate and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud!
EP 11 – Our football teams finally won a game! (And we were there!)
Sean Barie and Nick Shook (from a fishbowl, again, thanks to technical difficulties) recap Week 3 of the NFL season, including the Browns’ merciful end to their losing streak, the Steelers’ first win of the season (on Monday Night Football) and each of our in-stadium experiences of those games. The two also talk about the nonsensical roughing the passer penalties and the ascension of Baker Mayfield. NEW SEGMENT ALERT: Sean’s colleague McDev makes his debut with McDev’s Deals, our weekly look at the best sports betting picks. The two also gloss over college football, recap Tiger Woods’ first win in forever, Sean’s date interrupts the podcast momentarily and Nick attempts to come to grips with LeBron James, Los Angeles Laker. Rate and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud!
EP 10 – Not all is well in the Steel City (but it is in Florida!)
Sean Barie and Nick Shook recap Week 2 of the NFL season, including Blake Bortles’ takedown of the New England Patriots, as well as the Josh Gordon trade and fresh drama coming out of Pittsburgh. A Yinzer makes his debut on the show, Sean rants against Notre Dame’s status and they discuss what could possibly compel Vontae Davis to retire at halftime. Rate and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud!
EP 9 – A tie?! Week 1 NFL reaction, plus panic in the Sunshine State
Sean Barie and Nick Shook (from inside a fishbowl, apparently) recap Week 1 of the NFL season, including a tie between the Browns and Steelers, as well as other headlines from opening weekend. The two also call their shots for Kent State’s first major upset after the Flashes dominated Howard. Baseball talk, story time and love/hate also return. Rate and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud!
EP 8 – College football Week 1: Kent State almost beat a Power Five school!
Sean Barie and Nick Shook pick winners and losers from Week 1 of college football, recap the latest NFL news — including the Khalil Mack trade — and talk about their alma mater’s close call with a significant mid-major upset. The duo also recalls their 2012 vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Sean teaches Nick a nature lesson about algae and the two discuss Nike’s new advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. Rate and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud!
EP 7 – Fantasy football extravaganza (feat. Yahoo! Sports’ Matt Harmon) and RamenGate 2018
Sean Barie and Nick Shook discuss a theft of $98,000 worth of Ramen noodles — but was it really worth nearly $100,000? Yahoo! Sports’ Matt Harmon joins the duo to discuss the latest NFL headlines (including Odell Beckham Jr.’s payday) and go all in for the podcast’s first fantasy football extravaganza. The group also discusses the upcoming college football season and Sean regales us with a tale of how he learned pickleball.
Nick Shook breaks down each team in the AFC North
Nick Shook of NFL.com and Around the NFL breaks down each team in the AFC North with Mike “Chico” Bormann Monday night on 92.3 The Fan to see what it’ll take for the Browns to get out of the cellar.
EP 5 – Rookie QBs might actually be good, Tiger is back(?) and Jalen Ramsey vs. the media
Sean Barie and Nick Shook discuss Week 1 of the NFL preseason and its young stars, reminisce over memorable punishments (after Antonio Callaway’s on-field sentence), recap Tiger Woods’ exciting weekend and finish with an explanation of why Jalen Ramsey is in the wrong in his battle against local media. Rate and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud!
Offseason changes see varied results in preseason action
By Nick Shook
Around The NFL Writer
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Carson Palmer’s career ended with an interception — and a broken arm.
On the surface, it seemed fitting a team that struggled to protect Palmer would see its starter knocked out for the season when it failed to pick up a blitz. Ironically, though, a running back (Adrian Peterson) missed the block that sent Palmer to the ground, where he suffered the broken arm that ended his final season in the NFL.
No matter the culprit, one of the offseason priorities of the Cardinals was improving the offensive line. A remake of the unit has changed the 2017 Week 7 lineup of D.J. Humphries, Alex Boone, A.Q. Shipley, Earl Watford and Jared Veldheer to a new five of Humphries, Mike Iupati, Mason Cole, Justin Pugh and Andre Smith. Continue reading