The PODCAST

Eagles Now Singing the Red Jersey Blues

How much should you play your important, non-replaceable players in meaningless August games? I say none, after what happened to Nick Foles against the Patriots. But then why the hell did Brady play an entire half!?  The Redskins debut Da’Ron Payne and Alex Smith. ESPN’s new MNF crew. Pouring one out for Cooley and Kevin. Ronnie Pook, Scotland Golf Tours, on Czabe’s 50th Birthday links adventure. Balloon ban?

This Is A Man’s Game, Always Has Been

The curious case of Su’a Cravens. How did it unravel so quickly in DC? Drew Olson warns: Hey dads, forget trying to look “cool” on a campus visit with your kid. Would an electronic strike zone be any better? Gronk likes keeping his money close. Fake news.

Maryland Takes the “Loh” Road To Accountability

It took 63 days, and a bombshell ESPN report to finally get Maryland to say “sorry for killing your kid.” Better late than never, I guess. Orlando Scandrick cut. Everybody hates Terrelle Pryor. John Elway does not know QB’s. Warren Sharp, Sharp Football Analysis on the modern running game in the NFL.

The 7 Circles of Interior Painting Hell

Apparently, if ESPN says “Boo!” then D-1 football programs jump. Who is Tiger’s new “lil’ shawty?” Greatest home runs in baseball history. Notorious J-A-Y describes the misery of DIY paint jobs. F*** that guy! Algorithms can’t comprehend “truth.”

“Dude…. I Stole A Plane”

Tiger Woods and his spectacular SECOND PLACE finish at the PGA. Gary McCord is the worst. Brooks Koepka is kicking sand in everybody’s face. The crazy suicide-by-stole-airplane story in Seattle? Is he a hero, a tragic figure, or a FTG? Thom Loverro of The Washington Times, 106.7 WJFK and Cigars and Curveballs joins me to talk Maryland Football, Nats and Davey Martinez, and more.

Capital Golf Gang – Live! PGA Championship Edition

Okay, so it’s no longer “Live!” but we were live at 9 a.m. this morning to discuss the tournament, Brooks Koepka’s sudden rise to dominance, the future PGA sites and the move to May, CBS broadcast likes/hates, Gary McCord, shot-tracer, and more! (Note: Sorry about audio quality, I am efforting why it is not pristine).

Beer Mile Now, Donuts And Cigarette Mile Next!

Who wouldn’t want to have 4 beers in 4 minutes, and then have them slosh around your stomach like a washing machine while running balls-out for a sub-five-minute mile? Well, some maniacs love it. And now there’s a whole “Beer Mile” niche of running. Who knew? Andy Pollin joins us from his Vermont getaway, to discuss just how full of shit Gregg Williams is, and the days when even pre-season games were blacked out. All of that, plus a bike riding pervert gets what he deserves.

“There’s No Money In Being Right”

Cold Pizza host Skip Bayless on the ESPN set in Miami, Florida on February 1, 2007. (Photo by Allen Kee/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

I ponder the odd economics of sports TV punditry, where both the loudly wrong and the timidly neutral can BOTH make upwards of $6 million a year. Mr. X weighs in on the upcoming football gambling season from his Maine hideaway. Ex-MLB pitchers become drug dealers. Grandmas tweet like maniacs.

The Ultimate “Catch-81” Who Was Better?

Both Randy Moss and Terrell Owens had their moments of being a total pain in the ass. Both guys could light it up against your team on any given Sunday. Both are now in the Hall. Notorious J-A-Y weighs in on the Ray Lewis speech, and much more. HOA disputes of lawns vs. meadows, and the Skins get desperate.

The Phony Importance of the 3rd Pre-Season Game

NFL coaches are men of superstition, cliches, and tradition. Most of them do things because either a) everybody else is doing it or b) that’s the way it’s always been done. The Big 920’s Drew Olson and I dismantle the stupidity and group-think of how NFL teams handle training camp and August games. Urban Meyer situation has now taken a weird bounce. And Jerry Kramer (finally!) makes the Hall of Fame.

“If Kaepernick Is Not In The Game, He’s NOT In The Game!”

EA Sports has been known for their hyper-realism when it comes to the Madden video game franchise, but this was perhaps a step too far. The new helmet rule in the NFL made a disastrous debut in Canton, Ohio. Urban Meyer has lost his gig as “Breakfast Coach.” Changes at 980, and perspective from SPECIAL GUEST, Andy Pollin. (WTOP, WJFK, Andy’s DC Podcast).

Urban Meyer Doing The “Right” Thing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

So let’s say the minute Urban Meyer hears of a domestic violence incident he “swings into action.” What action should that be? Whom should he tell? What should he do? How can he know if he’s making the situation better, or worse? Over-reacting to training camp nuggets is absurd and utterly misleading, but reporters do it anyway. Gotta “feed the beast!” Shawn Kelley’s glove throw. Clubhouse rats. And more! Special Guest: Drew Olson, The Big 920, Milwaukee, WI.

“You Know It’s Easy To Get Fat On A Cruise”

I’m back from another glorious weekend of golfing in cheese country! LeBron James builds an amazing charter school for unlucky kids and their families. Now, how will it turn out? Why Facebook feuds are a terrible, possibly life ruining, idea. Notorious J-A-Y discovers the glories of cruises, and eating whenever you want. Baseball trades. Gettin’ paid in the NFL, and delete that tweet young man!

“Bourbon, Scotch and Whiskey… Oh My!”

I know just enough about the brown stuff to make me dangerously confused on many aspects of this subject. But my guest today is an AUTHORITY! Fred Minnick, author and bourbon expert, helps sort out the myth from fact, and explain how bourbon made a helluva rally in the late 90’s. I also talk Nats and POFF, the unthinkable trade, and empty the mailbag. All that, plus welcome to “The Straw Police.”