Archive for August, 2010

The Thundering Blurb Football Show – 8/30

Another Monday is in the books and so is another Thundering Blurb Football Show. This week we welcomed Michael Felder of InTheBleachers.net to talk some college football in general and ACC Conference specifically.

We hit on a bunch of topics, including the aftermath of Conference expansion, the North Carolina Tarheels investigation and the NCAA’s recent cracking down. We also talk about some of his projections for both the Bowl games and Conference champions.

For all that and much more, click on the link here or subscribe to the ITunes feed so you’ll always download the episodes as soon as they become available.

Thanks to Michael for coming by during this busy week one of the college football season and thanks to all of you for coming out and supporting me, ThunderingBlurb.com and BigEastGridiron.com.

See you next week when we welcome TheJetsBlog.com editor Brian Bassett to talk some NFl and Jets football.

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The Thundering Blurb Football Show – 8/23

Hi – REALLY brief show post today as I was planning to do this tonight, but instead BTR has ITunes issues so in case someone comes looking for the show – well they can find it here.

Stuff I covered -

Lots of CHAT questions – if you want fantasy answers or just want a show topic heard, you should head to FSC.fm or blogtalkradio.com/thunderingblurb and hop in the chat. Be heard!

We talk some Nick Mangold/Jets contract talk and about how – sometimes – doing thing the right way (ie, showing up to camp) can work.

Turns out Tom Brady hates the Jets. Which is pretty much as it should be. Remember Jets fans – nobody hates the Bills. There’s a reason for that right now. (sorry Billsfan)

In other NFL news we talk about Bradford starting the next Rams preseason game, Anthony Dixon is still imperfect, Montario Hardesty is still not someone I want on a fantasy team and a few other odds and ends.

Then we get into the potential move of Michigan vs Ohio State, including splitting into seperate divisions and it’s affect on Big Ten football as well as football in general.

An excellent article by Dan Wetzel is the impetus for this concern on my part – it’s not the end of the world and you all know I’m a huge advocate of the super conferences but you HAVE to be careful monkeying with a 100 year old tradition just in the hopes that MAYBE POSSIBLY that game gets repeated in a title game.

We also spin it into some general College football talk and naturally some Big East Chatter.

As always, thanks for checking in – and hopefully Blogtalkradio will have the ITunes issues worked out soon(ish).

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The Thundering Blurb Football Show – 8/16

Great show again last night – kicked off an hour early by opening the chat to give the Jets/Giants fans a place to gather and trash talk.

By the time the show was going, we were already rolling.

We covered a lot of ground including:

  • Nick Saban banning NFL Scouts from Alabama practices. In my opinion, a move that is ridiculous and punishing the wrong people for the inability of colleges to control their players. I also touch on my axe to grind with the ex-Miami coach due to the way he left the NFL.
  • Brian Westbrook got his new contract with the 49ers, which tells you that despite the amazing game by Anthony Dixon, Singletary is still unsure he can rely on the rookie.
  • Tim Tebow went back to the form we didn’t like in predraft workouts as soon as he was pressured. Work in progress folks, work in progress. Also, Tim should avoid leading with his head on rushing TDs.

We also talk about the sudden lack of RBs in Buffalo as well as the awful play of the team on Friday night, the season ending injury to Ben Tate and what it does to Arian Foster’s role as well as the re-emergence of BIG Mike Williams in Seattle.

All that and some Big East talk with the chatroom and more news and notes from around the NFL and some discussion of the Jets/Giants game.

Thanks for coming by, thanks for downloading and as always, thanks for allowing me to be a part of your football off-season.

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The Thundering Blurb Football Show – 8/9

Last night’s show was a good one – we didn’t hit every topic I planned to, but we got some good discussion.

First, I want to again thank Aaron Nagler from CheeseheadTV for coming on to talk Packers during the second half of the show.

We cover his experience at camp, the offense, the defense and even Voldemort aka Brett Favre. Aaron was there when Favre’s retirement leaked so I wanted to hear how that went over in packers land. Some giggling, I’d suppose.

But we get Aaron’s in person take on Rodger’s struggles, Finley’s upside and some sneaky players to watch on the offense. He also gave us some good insight into the Packers D.

You can hear that insight all the time on the Cheesehead site or following him on twitter here.

Before Aaron drops his knowledge on us we cover the Beanie Wells injury which broke just before we went live (update, the team says he’s bruised but OK) and I give you my thoughts on the Darrelle Revis situation.

In brief – it’s ugly and I hate seeing both sides. I’d rather hate one or the other but I don’t. It’s business.

But there is much more on the show.

Thanks – as always – for letting me squawk at you for another hour. It looks like I might do 90 minutes or more on Mondays. Let me know what yo uthink of that at thunderingblurb (at) gmail.com.

And again, thanks to Aaron for coming by to talk some Green Bay football.

The Thundering Blurb Football Show – 8/2

So before we get started, I’ve been a bit negligent updating these posts – last week (and this you twitter followers know) my older son fell ill and we spent part of the week dealing with that. But honestly half the problem is not doing it post show on Monday night. Hopefully this will change – work is slowing down, the Gridiron is rolling along now. Things are mellowing out.

Also I will be on the Here We Geaux Podcast this Thursday with Chad Potier and Mark Ennis to talk some College Football. Will follow with more details (like, where can you hear it?) but hit up the linked site for the details as well.

Listening to the show right now – and the audio is shaky at points. Is it skype? Is it my internet connection? My computer? Will work that out – I hope.

Speaking of the show, here it is!

We cover a ton of ground in this one, and all of it is NFL oriented. We’ll get back to some Big East/College Football but with camps underway and camp injuries rampant – well we had to shelve the college kids for a week.

First, I have a few people you should be keeping track of – in some cases non-traditional media – at training camps.

Packers – CheesheadTV’s Aaron Nagler and Brian Carriveau are crushing it in Green Bay. If you care. Which not everyone does…

Broncos – I’d be remiss without a big shout out to Big Mex – Footballguys’ own Cecil Lammey, now at the Broncos facilities for Training Camp. His stuff will eventually appear here.

Jets – And of course Brian Bassett of the Jets Blog needs to get mentioned because I can be a homer. Plus Bri does outstanding work and with Darrelle Revis holding out and Hard Knocks around you know it’s going to be interesting.

After that bit of business, we start talking specifics.

Among the topics (and in only vague order):

  • Knowshon Moreno’s leg, Marshawn Lynch/Brian Westbrook possibilities?
  • Dez Bryant’s foot, his impact for the season, and when that may actually take place now.
  • PUP list additions (Owen Daniels), subtractions (Wes Welker) and alleged subtractions (Marques Colston)
  • Jay Cutler and Johnny Knox cozying up in the Bears offense
  • DeSean Jackson & Sidney Rice injuries, outlook (and some Favre talk because I’m sure he needs the pub)
  • The Revis holdout
  • Rookie deals for Mathews and Gresham (earlier we touch on Bradford’s cash)

I also mix in some CBA and contract talk, some general fantasy discussion and a bunch of little topics from the chat.

I’m also talking about increasing the length of the show – to 90 minutes, maybe longer. Let me know what you think in the comments or via email (thunderingblurb at gmail) or twitter.

As always thanks for coming by and I’ll see you same bat time, same bat channel next Monday.

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