October 14 2014

Dodgers Post-Mortem; Notre Dame/FSU Preview; Kids Club Picks; RQ’s (10-14-14)

Dave puts the capper on a great Dodgers baseball season with a sour ending to the Cardinals in the Division Series.  Are the Dodgers ever going to realize that World Series title or will bad luck continue to haunt them in October?   We'll see what's next for the Dodgers in the near future, PLUS Mike in North NJ joins Dave for a Notre Dame/FSU preview.  We'll hear from the "Kids Club" with the Week 7 football picks, where Ron had a big week and ties for 1st with Ottis.  John and Andy will also try to work their way back towards first place.  Then, in Hour 2, Kevin on the Cape joins Dave for "Random Questions" as the MLB postseason rolls through the LCS round.  Can the Royals make some new history with a World Series appearance?

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October 1 2014

Royals win Wild Card!; MLB Postseason; Kids Club; Random Q’s (10-01-14)

This week, Ari in Philadelphia joins Dave to recap a most exciting AL Wild Card game where the Royals outlasted the A's in 13 innings.  A thrill from start to finish, the Royals battled back from deficits multiple times and two big home runs from Oakland's Brandon Moss.  Ari and Dave also look ahead to the NL Wild Card between the Giants and Pirates in progress, plus the upcoming Division Series games: Tigers/Orioles, Royals/Angels, the Nationals, and Dodgers/Cardinals.   Next we turn to the Week 5 "Kids Club Podcast Picks" where Say Hello to Ottis moves into 1st place.  Can the Oat Man build on his lead or will John, Ron, and Andy take over?  We'll cover some exciting matchups as part of our picks segment including Alabama vs Ole Miss, Stanford/Notre Dame, Nebraska/Michigan State, and Texas A&M/Mississippi State.  In Hour 2, Kevin on the Cape re-joins Dave for "Random Questions" and an expanded conversation on the MLB Postseason so far.

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September 24 2014

UCLA/ASU Preview; Kids Club Picks; Random Q’s (09-24-14)

This week:  "Coach" Andrew joins Dave to preview UCLA vs ASU.   Brett Hundley is back in action against a short-handed, but still great offensive Arizona State Sun Devils.  How will the Sun Devils respond in their first game without the hurting Taylor Kelly at QB?  Instead it's Mike Bercovici, who once battled Kelly for the backup QB spot.  Now, he has a chance to start and take command of the Pac 12 South.   Can UCLA take advantage of the situation and put together a big win to set the tone for the rest of the year?  We'll cover this and the other College Football action of the weekend.  PLUS, We resume our now-named "Kids Club Podcast Picks" for Week 4.  John in CT has the lead in the contest, and he will provide his latest picks with Say Hello to Ottis, Ron in NJ, and Andy in Seattle.  In Hour 2, our latest "Random Questions" with Kevin on the Cape.

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September 17 2014

Vikings Under Fire; Lets Go Mex; NFL; Podcast Picks; Random Q’s (09-17-14)

Let's Go Mex joins Dave to get into the state of the NFL during a tumultuous month.  Last week it was Ray Rice.  This week we cover Adrian Peterson's ongoing issues with child abuse of his children, the Vikings' response, and the NFL's response.  Was it too sudden for the Vikings to activate Adrian Peterson after keeping him out a week ago and with new child abuse allegations in effect?  Will the Vikes' move to start him even stand as sponsors decline their support of their team?   PLUS a look at the upcoming NFL matchups, as the game continues on the field.   Next, we have Week 3 of our Podcast Picks with a four way tie in the standings!  Will Ron, John, Andy, or Ottis break the tie with their NCAA and NFL picks?   An exciting week of picks ahead AND Kevin on the Cape returns for "Random Questions" in Hour 2.  We'll begin the second half of the cfcl.com 100 question survey and throw in our own thoughts about football, fall, music, and life.  Perhaps we'll get Junk-man's thoughts about who will do best in the Baseball Postseason.  A busy show for a wild week in sports.

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September 10 2014

Roger Goodell GONE?; USC/UCLA; NFL; Podcast Picks; Random Q’s (09-10-14)

Breaking news regarding Roger Goodell's potential dismissal following negligence with evidence of Ray Rice's spousal abuse starts our show this week.  THEN, a big football recap show this week with our new guest "Let's Go Mex" of TMF.com.  Mexy joins Dave to catch up on football after a wild week in the NCAA.   How bad was the Big Ten this week with unimpressive games by Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan, and Northwestern?  Also, a HUGE win for USC Football as they fight off their own demons and a rugged Stanford defense on their way to a 13-10 victory?  How did SC get this big moment despite struggling mightily offensively and letting Stanford's offense march into USC territory on nearly every possession?   Who were the ones who stepped it up in the late moments?  Was AD Pat Haden's sideline cameo inapropriate?  That and more from the Trojans PLUS our still-untitled podcast picks of the week with John in CT, Andy in Seattle, Ron in NJ, and Say Hello to Ottis joining us on air.  Two NCAA and Two NFL picks from each in the season long quest to pick the most winners.   In hour 2, Kevin on the Cape joins Dave for "Random Questions" where we try to rebound from a disastrous week of technical glitches and continue our cfcl.com survey.

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September 3 2014

Packers/Seahawks Preview; UCLA; Dunkin Donuts; Pick’em RQ’s (09-03-14)

This week:   We cover UCLA's road to the potential National Championship.  Week 1 - UCLA struggles to beat lowly Virginia on the road.  WHY was their offense so terrible in Week 1?  Cause for concern in Westwood?  PLUS a preview of the Packers/Seahawks NFL opener on Thursday night AND Dave does a taste test of the new Dunkin' Donuts in Santa Monica.  Also in Hour 1: John in CT and Andy in Seattle share their "picks of the week" on our untitled-pick'em segment.  In Hour 2:  Kevin on the Cape and "Random Questions" where we break down a most successful draft for Dave and Kevin's fantasy team.

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August 27 2014

2014 NFL Preview Show; Random Q’s (08/27/14)

Jacob Rosales joins Dave to chat NFL football and preview the 2014 NFL season.  We'll look at Johnny Manziel's first season w/ the Browns, the new rule changes enforcing more penalties on defensive contact, and look at what's to come for last year's Super Bowl teams the Broncos and Seahawks.  History has shown super bowl teams not do well in the playoffs the next year but can both Seattle and Denver break the trend?  Plus, who to pick in the AFC North?  Could the Steelers make a return to the playoffs or will the Ravens bounce back from last year's bad season AND Ray Rice's ongoing controversy?  How talented is the Packers' offense with Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Eddie Lacy, James Starks, and a healthy offensive line?   Will Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore, Jim Harbaugh, and the 49ers be the team to beat in the NFC West or will the defending champion Seahawks repeat the title with Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, and their remarkable defense?  What is left of the Cowboys without Sean Lee and with a gimpy Tony Romo?  Are Chip Kelly's Eagles ready to dominate the NFC East again and will Nick Foles repeat his fast start from 2013?   Is this a make or break season for Robert Griffin III and the Redskins?   Will anyone like the Titans challenge Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts?  All these topics and much much more to discuss with Jake and Dave.  PLUS Kevin on the Cape joins Dave in Hour 2 for "Random Questions."  This week, we continue the cfcl.com "100 Questions" survey and take your questions via twitter and chat.

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August 20 2014

Mike Francesa ate a Peach!; Oakland A’s slide; Random Q’s (08-20-14)

Not much for topical issues this week, we'll cover odds and ends and run a rare OPEN PHONES hour for our first hour on the podcast.   On a small level we'll cover the Oakland A's slide following a blockbuster trade of Yoenis Cespedes for the Red Sox' Ace Jon Lester.  Has it not been worth the trade so far after the A's lost 7 of 8 games?  Will the A's still be confident they made the right choice following the dog days of summer?  That AND Kevin on the Cape back with Dave for an extended "Random Questions" in Hour 2 or even earlier.  Dave is going to owe Kevin a big apology!   Special note:  The title of the show has nothing to do with anything.   Next week is our NFL Preview podcast.

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August 13 2014

2014 College Football Preview; SEC; Big Ten; ACC; Pac 12; RQ’s (08-13-14)

John in CT and Ron in NJ break down the College Football season with Dave on our 2014 "College Football Preview."  We cover the big storylines for the season including the new COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF format.  Plus a look at coaches in new situations such as James Franklin at Penn State, Chris Petersen at Washington, and Bobby Petrino back at Louisville.  Then, we preview all the big contenders including defending champ Florida State with returning QB Jameis Winston, and highly touted Alabama with a new QB.  Other contenders in the running such as Georgia with many seniors, Oklahoma and breakout star Trevor Knight, Oregon with Heisman Hopeful Marcus Mariotta, Ohio State with the dynamic Braxton Miller, and all the big teams from the SEC, Pac 12, Big Ten, ACC, and Big 12.  We'll cover some other conferences as well, plus look at the possible sleeper teams in College Football.  Then, our season predictions between Ron, John, and Dave.  Join us for a special College Football themed show.

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August 11 2014

2014 PGA Championship Golf Recap; Rory ’s win; Rickie; Phil; Tiger (08-11-14)

John in CT and Mike in North NJ join Dave to recap a most-thrilling final round and the rest of the 2014 PGA Championship tournament.  Rory McIlroy holds off half a dozen other great competitors to win on the final round at Vallhalla in Kentucky.   McIlroy's win now puts him into very rare territory and he caps his 3rd tournament win in a row.   What does Rory's big major win, his second of the year, do for his career PLUS, Phil Mickelson shows he still has it with a terrific performance and Rickie Fowler once again comes close but no cigar.  When will Fowler have his turn in the spotlight?   AND... Tiger Woods misses the cut for only the fourth time in major appearances.  Was he fit to play the PGA Championship in the first place?  We'll cover it all along with a look ahead to the winter in Golf, wrapping up another great year on the PGA Tour. 

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