That Time John Madden Completely Blew The Super Bowl

 

CzabeCast January 25,2018

Vince McMahon XFL2?
Post-9/11 SuperBowl
Madden’s Strategic Blunder
Understated Summerall
Saving Timeouts

Notorious J-A-Y: Jay Cottrell
“We” All Love Cee-Lo Green?
Steve Harvey Sucks
Philly’s Fictional Sports Hero
Steeler Fan Frustration
James Harrison
Dez Bryant Distraction?
Fringe NFL Players
AJ Francis
White WR’s Thriving
RIP White Safeties In NFL?
Weed Out Theory
Defending Gronk
Sherman’s Epic Postgame
Dropped N-Bomb?
Baker Mayfield
Kevin Love v. Derek Rose
Players Only Meeting
Wizards Disfunction
LeBron’s Instagram
Monique v. Netflix
Friend of Jay?
“Hood Funny”
Juicy Iverson Beatdown
Amy Shumer Is Disgusting
Janet Jackson Pre-Nup
FTG: Pitch Clock Fans

Leave You With This…
Homework Coming In: Your state’s most fucked up thing!
Opting In to Tech Slavery

When I Got The Job 24 Years Ago, I Literally Couldn’t Tell Them Apart

CzabeCast January 24, 2018
My Radio Big Brothers
DJI Take My Money
Size (Small) Matters
Brady Cheater Revisited

Guests: Bob and Brian – 102.9 The Hog – Milwaukee
MMMBop!
Songfacts
Gratuitous F-Bomb
Tweet Hate
Bad SB QB Winners
I’ll Die Before Another Super Bowl
Dan Patrick on B&B
Mark Patrick Dash For Cash
Thanks Greg Noack
Who Are These Cheeseheads?
Calling Jim Brown
They Almost Fired Me!
My FM Baptism
Bob v. Brian on Sports
Books? For Suckers!
Jerry Kramer: Ultimate Packer
The Ice Bowl QB Sneak

KICKER:
Virginia’s Draconian Speeding Laws
Your State’s Most Fucked Up Thing

Two Dreaded Weeks of “Not Football”…. And This Hot Mess…

 

CzabeCast January 23, 2018
The Pro Bowl… Meh
Thanks For The Feedback
I’m Not A Sports Expert
Rich at $14,000/Year
It Doesn’t Pay to Be Right
But I Still Try…. Foolishly
Where’s Merrill Hodge?

GUEST: Drew Olsen – The Big 920 – Milwaukee Wisonsin
Miracle Game Theory Disproven
Bend The Knee
Radio Row…. Double Meh
Webcasting Sports Radio
Flying Enemy Colors
Midwest Sports Hospitality
Brady Not Loved Like Jordan
Bucks Can Kidd
Are Yu Serious? Darvish A Brewer?
Free Agent Deep Freeze
F*** That Guy!
Don’t @ Me, Bro!
Sunday Night Baseball PXP

KICKER: “Emotional Support Duck”

The Patriots Just Do Everything Football, Better Than Your Team

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots deflects a pass intended for Dede Westbrook #12 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fouorth quarter during the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It’s an annoying fact, but one that’s hard to dispute. From player and talent evaluation, to organization culture, to game day preparation, to in-game tactics, to making the right play at the right time, they are the gold standard. And yeah, they cheat, and are apparently getting the “butcher’s thumb on the scale” when it comes to the refs. Or that’s what some of the angry anti-Pats fans say on the internet. I dunno. Maybe, a little. But the Jags blew that game, because they didn’t play to win. In today’s CzabeCast I fly solo, with so much to talk about in both games. I’ve got Troy Aikman audio and Tony Romo’s giggling weird noises. Plus why I wish I hadn’t seen one particular government shutdown “hot-take” on Facebook.

My Boy Drew Magary Will Be Ready For the Rubber Room Sunday

As his Vikings set out to right the disastrous wrongs of past teams that couldn’t get it done! In today’s CzabeCast I make my NFC/AFC picks/predictions (hey, I was 3-0-1 last week!) and pay a house call to the foul-mouthed but addictive writer of the Funbag! on Deadspin. A wide ranging show today, that covers pitch clocks, butthurt baby NBA millionaires, and Goodell’s cabinet of flunkies. And Drew explains why he had his “Frank Grimes” meltdown on Bill Simmons after his latest Patriots column regarding Alex Guerrero, Tom Brady, and Jimmy G. It was a fun romp through a bunch of stuff. I hope you enjoy!

Hall of Fame Reckoning Comes Again: Joe Must Go In!

Every NFL fanbase has their “pet player” they feel deserves to be in the Hall of Fame above many other worthy candidates around the league. I get that part. But it strains the bounds of football common sense that the anchor of the first o-line to be known league-wide with a nickname “The Hogs” in Joe Jacoby, is still standing on the doorstep waiting in the rain. This year, has GOT to be the year. Andy Pollin and I talk about what has changed slightly in the deeply flawed Pro Football Hall of Fame voting process, that might be just what “Jake” needs to finally earn enshrinement. Hell, he only played every spot on the line besides center. He blocked speed demons like Lawrence Taylor and battleships like Richard Dent with equal dexterity. He went to 4 Super Bowls, won 3 of them, in two of those wins helped the Redskins set the big game record for rushing! In today’s CzabeCast we also talk about how far the Skins really are from playoff success again, what’s up with the ongoing TV ratings drain, and the movie “I, Tonya.”

His Tombstone Will Read: “Refused To Run The QB Sneak”

We’re all playcallers at heart. Let’s not kid ourselves. Ever since the invention of Madden football on Sega Genesis – hell, before that, with Strat-o-Matic Football in the 70’s! – every dummy on the couch watching football had better ideas for play calls that didn’t work out as planned, than the guys getting paid millions on NFL sidelines and in coaches boxes. In today’s Czabecast, longtime Steeler fan Jay Cottrell (aka: “The Notorious J-A-Y”) breaks down what really went wrong last Sunday, his disdain for now fired OC Todd Haley, the ref who lost his toupee, Markelle Fultz’ jump shot, and much much more!

Has Aaron Rodgers Just Made A Downgrade At Girlfriend?

So it’s official! Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick are now an item. A “hot one” at that? Or, is it insane to say that she’s somehow “not hot enough” for A-Rod? Well, one quick trip to Danica’s Instagram page should dispel that! Fun lovin’ and fit as a fiddle! She’s got me! A cross between Jillian Michaels, Angie Harmon in her prime, and a bit like A-Rod’s old flame, Olivia Munn. He’s got a type. Today’s CzabeCast FOCz Drew Olsen runs the gamut of topics, including the Viking/Packer rivalry explained in depth.

Skol-Blooded: The Aftermath, and Images From the Minneapolis Miracle

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings leaps to catch the ball in the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on January 14, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Diggs scored a 61-yard touchdown to win the game 29-24. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
If you want as many hi-resolution images of the play, then Sporting News has you covered here. If the Vikings make the Super Bowl, there will no doubt be one of these shots hanging in every…Read more...

Marcus Williams Joins The Pantheon of All Time Playoff Goats

Should I feel bad, at all, for Marcus Williams? After all, everyone makes mistakes. That said, bro, you had ONE job. I will explore my conflicted feelings about the NFL’s latest MEGA-goat who joins Blair Walsh, Rahim Moore, Pete Carroll, Brandon Bostick and others in the NFL pantheon of shame. I do feel bad about how my Redskins haven’t been in an NFC championship game in 26 years. The numbers will make you feel even worse. We’ve got STEVE BUCKHANTZ of NBC Sports Washington, PXP voice of the Wizards to break down all 3 of the game-ending calls. That, and thank God Hawaii is not a smoldering pile of nuclear rubble. Now, who the hell do we FIRE for that scare!

CzabeCast January 12, 2018

If this isn’t the Vikings year, I don’t know when it ever will be. At least when it comes to getting to the Super Bowl. Once there, the AFC Entrant looks to be formidable. Are the Vikings the most Snakebit, Cursed, Tortured team in the NFL? Maybe. I’ll chat with The Geek Freak Paul Charchian from Minnesota about his team’s chances, and sad history. In Philly, there is some forced bravado that this Eagles team is good enough around Big Bird … er Nick Foles.. and radio FOCz Harry Mayes from The Fanatic lays out the case for an Eagles win. Oh, and you can put away those pussy hats. Not cool, people. Not cool.

CzabeCast January 11, 2018

The Rooney Rule is called a “rule” for a reason, not the “Rooney Suggestion.” If the NFL plans to hold their member clubs accountable to league RULES, then they need to hammer the Raiders for the Jon Gruden hire. Will Le’Veon Bell really retire if he gets another franchise tag? What do you think? And contrasting views on how the Ryan Shazier story is playing out in the public narrative these days. Guest: Notorious J-A-Y proves he holds a grudge as a producer like the Ayotollah! All that, plus one woman in California is going to ruin the liberal Costco Return policy for all of us!

CzabeCast January 10, 2018

Foxborough, MA 10/26/14 New England Patriots Shane Vereen, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick on the sldelines with the game firmly at hand against the Chicago Bears during late fourth quarter action at Gillette Stadium on Sunday October 26, 2014. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: PatriotsBears Reporter:

The possible, maybe, probably not, impending breakup of the greatest Coach-QB combo in modern history (Brady-Belichick) is the NFL story of the year in 2018. IF it actually happens. Should the Pats march to another Lombardi and Tom stays upright and clean, then you cancel the Alex Guerrero tar and feathering. That said, the Pats punted on the “percentage play” on Brady v. Garappolo and they are gambling big time on Tom’s continued health. This is just one of many things you’ll hear me discuss in today’s CzabeCast. Special guest Andy Pollin. Plus Aloe Blacc and alligators. What’s not to like?