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  • 00:58

    Boston College Football Week 8: Louisville Cardinals

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    A few short weeks ago, Boston College was 3-1 on the season. The main questions about the team didn't center on if they would ever win again; it instead asked how the newer players would be brought along to score points and get the team on the move as competition leveled off after Florida State. Teams like Wake Forest and Duke were on the horizon, keeping expectations around what fans considered normal.

    Now sliding after a three-game losing streak, the Eagles are 3-4 with offensive points at a premium. They deconstructed and began reconstructing on the fly, with Jeff Smith named quarterback this past week. As players start to come back, the Eagles are improving, but the fear now is that the learning curve's gradient is too steep for them to consistently win football games.

    Boston College now heads to Louisville facing questions on if they can win a football game. They took strides forward against the Clemson Tigers and played better. There were definite improvements in the Eagle game. But even though they hung tough in the first half, Clemson was simply better, and they pulled away en route to a 34-17 victory.

    Dan and AJ will take a progress report of the Eagles and dissect the status of the different positions. They'll talk about the improvements made and the areas where there are still holes. They'll talk about how those need to get better and how they can actually fulfill that need.

    Tune in at 8 PM as they discuss this and get ready for the Louisville Cardinals. In a disappointing ACC season, everything is wide open, which means this is a chance for the Eagles to get back on the winning track. Give us a call at 646-200-0446 as we discuss all that is going on in BC nation!

  • 00:46

    Arizona Cardinals midseason grades, MVPs, 2nd half schedule

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    After the bye week, the Arizona Cardinals now enter the second half of the season 6-2 with a two-game lead in the NFC West. After a week off of the show, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox look back and grade the first half of the season -- how did each position group and side of the ball do? With how the Cardinals have played, it's hard to give them low marks. 

    Who are the team's offensive and defensive MVPs? Both the hosts weugh in. 

    Then they talk about the remaining schedule and how crucial the next four games are. If Arizona can somehow win all four, they will have put away the division and also grabbed national attention as a favorite to come out of the NFC. 


  • 01:00

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Recapping the Cardinals win, and previewing the Chiefs

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    Be sure to join Lance Williams and I of Behind the Steel Curtain as we kick off another week of NFL action with the BTSC flagship podcast "The Standard is the Standard". The Steelers are coming off an improbable victory against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6, and are looking to move their record to 5-2 with a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium Sunday.

    Check out the run down for tonight's show:

    - Game balls for the win over Arizona
    - Brandon Boykin on the verge of seeing the field?
    - Chiefs might be 1-5, but are no easy win
    - Offensive and Defensive keys to victory vs. KC
    - Predictions for the game
    - and much more...

    As always, if you want to be a part of the show, simply call (347) 850-8581 any time during the show to make the conversation a discussion. If you miss the show live, check it out in podcast form on our BlogTalkRadio page, BTSC and on iTunes. Simply search "The Standard is the Standard" to access our entire BTSC podcast feed. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. EDT, so tune in and call in!

  • 01:06

    Arizona Cardinals Week 10 review: A signature win over the Seattle Seahawks

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    The Arizona Cardinals got what they needed on Sunday Night Football. They got a signature win against the two-time defending NFC champs in Seattle, defeating them 39-32 on Sunday Night Football. The win gives the Cardinals a three-game lead in the division with seven games to go and drops the Seahawks to 4-5, which puts them along with five other teams with the same record, two games back of the final wold card spot. 

    In the newest All-Cardinals show, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox talk about the significance of the win and what it means to the team. Jess speaks of how this win was the result of other games and what they learned, and they both talk about minimum expectations for the rest of the season and what their ceiling could be. 

    They go over the good and the not so good in the win as well, talking about the play of Carson Palmer, Michael Floyd and others. 

    GIve the show a listen and head over to Revenge of the Birds for more great Cardinals content. 

  • 00:18

    32 For 32: Arizona Cardinals

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    Is it me, or did it seem like for a short while last season, the Arizona Cardinals were going to be the first team in NFL history to play the Super Bowl in their own stadium? Before Carson Palmer went down, I actually felt they had a real legitimate shot. His injury helped changed the entire NFC playoff picture. I also felt that if the Cardinals didn't get a top seed in the NFC playoffs, they would be 1-&-done...& they were. Despite that, I got a ton of mad respect for head coach Bruce Arians. He's been one of my favorite NFL coaches in recent years. The guy didn't have a whole lot to work w/ these past few seasons. Offensively, the Cards were ranked 24th overall last season. They played 4 quarterbacks, & 3 of them started at least 2 games. Despite having wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald, Malcolm Floyd, John Brown, Ted Ginn Jr., running backs Andre Ellington, there seemed to have been some chemistry issues. Obviously, you can blame the quarterback injuries on that but in the end, it does come down to coaching & despite all that, I felt Bruce Arians did a great job & truly deserved the coach of the year honors. The defense also ranked 24th in the league last year & I felt that was a huge problem. They played so strong at the start of the season. Injuries may have played a part in the team's decline down the stretch. When healthy, this team can compete w/ anyone. Hopefully, for their sakes (& for the sake of Bruce Arians), this team can stay healthy & win the NFC West. Can they? That is thee question. Tune in to another team coverage on "The Rocket Sports Breakdown" Thursday morning @ 10:30am. Rocket Nation, get ready for a power trip.

  • 00:56

    Arizona Cardinals Week 6 review after a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

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    The Arizona Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and did so losing to Landry Jones, Pittsburgh's third string quarterback. Carson Palmer threw two interceptions and missed a wide open John Brown in the end zone. The Cards could only score one touchdown in four red zone trips. 

    After the loss, hosts Jess and Seth talk about the different issues and wonder how in the world the Cardinals lost that game. They were dominating the first half. They talk QB play, offensive line play, the lack of focus and discuss the notion of the Cardinals beating themselves. 

    Enjoy the show and if you want to discuss it more, head on over the Revenge of the Birds. 

  • 00:36

    NFL Week 5: Cardinals vs. Lions preview with Pride of Detroit

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    The Arizona Cardinals hit the road this weekend to take on the winless Detroit Lions in Detroit. While the numbers say the Lions are a terrible team, the talk coming from the Cardinals facility is they are not taking this game for granted. The skill players Detroit has are among the best and their defense is stout. They even almost got a win in Seattle on Monday, where it is seemingly impossible to win. 

    To preview the game and give Cardinals fans some insight about the Lions, Pride of Detroit's Jeremy Reisman joined host Jess Root on the show to talk about the team he covers -- the losses and the additions, the injuries and the horrid offensive line play which seems to be the root of all the team's struggles. 

  • 01:01

    Arizona Cardinals review: A big win, a Super Bowl team (?) and Dwight Freeney

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    The Arizona Cardinals had another impressive victory on Sunday, defeating the Detroit Lions 42-17, forcing five turnovers and rushing for over 180 yards. Carson Palmer only had to throw 14 passes and three of his 11 completions went for touchdowns. 

    Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox look back at the game and discuss the takeaways, both good and bad. 

    Citing a stat that seems to guarantee the Cardinals will make the Super Bowl and probably win, are the Cardinals actually a Super Bowl team? They discuss the team and how they looks so far, despite not really playing stiff competition. 

    With the addition of Dwight Freeney, they also talk about his role and what that does for the pass rush. 

  • 01:17

    Pittsburgh Steelers: A crazy win over the Chargers and looking to the Cardinals

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to claim a huge win on the road on Monday Night Football over the San Diego Chargers to move their record to 3-2 on the season, but now the attention turns to the 4-1 Arizona Cardials who invade Heinz Field this Sunday in Week 7 action.

    Be sure to tune in to the BTSC flagship podcast "The Standard is the Standard" tonight at 9:00 p.m. EDT as Lance Williams and I break down the last game and preview the upcoming game. Check out the rundown below:

    - Ben Roethlisberger's potential return
    - Antonio Brown's comments
    - Game balls vs. the Chargers
    - Offensive and Defensive Keys to victory
    - Predictions of Cardinals / Steelers game

    Listen live on BlogTalkRadio and call in (347) 850-8581 to make your voice heard!

  • 00:35

    Cardinals vs. Chiefs preseason preview with Arrowhead Pride

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    The preseason begins for the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, August 15. They will open at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, a team Arizona defeated a season ago. But being the preseason, nothing is at stake except for jobs for the players on the respective rosters. 

    Matt Conner of Arrowhead Pride, the SB Nation Kansas City Chiefs blog, joined Jess on the show to talk about the offseason of the Chiefs and how training camp has gone. 

    Would you like to know more about the Cardinals' first preseason opponent? Listen in!

  • 00:29

    NFL Week 3 Cardinals vs. 49ers preview with Niners Nation

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    The Arizona Cardinals are set to take on NFC West rivals at home on Sunday. They face the San Francisco 49ers, who looked surprisingly good in Week 1 and then kind of bad in Week 2. To give some perspective on the 49ers, host Jess Root brings on David Fucillo (Fooch) from SB Nation's Niners Nation to give us a look into the Niners 2015 team. 

    Find out about how a Jim Tomsula 49ers team looks. Hear about how Colin Kaepernick looks after two games in this season and whether Kurt Warner's tutelage has been of any help. What are expectations for the Niners this year? Where are the favorable matchups and not so favorable matchups for the Niners this week.