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  • 01:09

    NFL Preview: more drama than expected; Pats coin flip reality; Pack or Vikes?

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    The final week – we can only hope – brings us as much surprise as Week 16.

    Can the Pats finally get home-field advantage?

    What was really happening with the Pats coin flip?

    The Panthers, Steelers, and Seahawks also gagged in what should have been easy wins.

    And what Packers will show up this week?

    Can we say the Cards are now the best team in the NFC now that the Panthers have a loss?

    And is the rest of the league happy the trash-talking Panthers finally lost?

    Black Monday is here.  And how many coaches get the pink slips?

    And you don’t think the Giants-Eagles game means nothing.  Wrong.  We will explain.

    We’ll hit the college football final-4 while questioning the NC-2A thinking on scheduling.

    We’ll discuss the blockbuster documentary from Al Jazeera citing Peyton Manning and Clay Matthews – as users of P-E-D’s.

    And I took in the newly released film Concussion.  You will hear my review.

    As always our expert is Eric Snyder.  He is the author of a book on the Raiders and Raider Nation.  You can hear him on the Power Hour on 1340 Fox Sports Radio in Las Vegas.

  • DST: Recap of Indiana/MSU, CMU/BSU, Vikes/Lions; Wings' D, 2015 Pistons preview

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    Monday night at midnight for 30 minutes! Call in live at (646) 478-4837!

    Ed Smith and I recap Indiana Hoosiers/Michigan State Spartans, Central Michigan Chippewas/Ball State Cardinals, and Minnesota Vikings/Detroit Lions, while the Michigan Wolverines are finished having their bye week before moving on to Minnesota for the little brown jug.

    Breaking news: The Lions fire offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn, and assistant offensive line coach Terry Heffernan. Jim Bob Cooter will take over, which won't bode well for the franchise.

    We also rant together on why and how this awful Red Wings' defense is still paper-thin-skinned after blowing one in overtime to the Calgary Flames, and it starts from the top with a washed-up shill defenseman in Kyle Quincey. Oh, and they played the Canucks in Vancouver the night after as well. But I'll bet you all already know that, too.

    Finally, we preview the Pistons' 2015-2016 NBA regular season and predict how they'll finish.

  • 01:02

    Pulse of the Pack: Limping To The Finish Line

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    The Packers finished the regular season with just four wins in their last 10 games after losing at home to the Minnesota Vikings.  The Vikes grabbed the division title and the Packers head to face the Washington Redskins as a wild card.  Green Bay's haplessness over the last half of the season has been hard to endure.  Is there any reason to think the Packers can score enough points to win a playoff game?  Are the issues with this offense a 2015 thing or does it reach beyond that?  Jacob and Jason try to make sense, somehow, of what this season has become for the Packers and it's right here on. . Pulse of the Pack!

    Pulse of the Pack is your weekly stop for what's new with the Green Bay Packers. Jacob Westendorf of Today's Pigskin and Jason Perone of CheeseheadTV bring "Pulse" to the Packers Talk Network. Be sure to follow the guys on Twitter at @JacobWestendorf and @JasonPerone.

  • 00:25

    Ilitch & Sanchez feeling better, CFB Week 3, Lions/Vikes, Pistons sign Bachynski

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    Call in live at (646) 478-4837!

    Justin Spiro of the Detroit Sports Rag finds a source that Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch says he "feels the best he has in 10 years and believes he will come out swinging this offseason." Ed Smith and I explain what those things mean.

    Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez's shoulder is "all good" after its test with Dr. James Andrews.

    We preview Week 3 of College Football in the Mitten, which includes Michigan State/Air Force and Michigan/UNLV, and preview Lions at Vikings NFL Week 2.

    The Pistons sign center Jordan Bachynski to a non-guaranteed training camp contract.

  • 00:30

    Alister Konrath's 1/2 Hour of Hell (from the RV)

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    The Vikings (8-4) travel to Arizona (10-2) looking to put their 38-7 beatdown at the hands of the Seahawks in the rear-view. Only problem is the Cardinals might be better than the Seahawks. With that said, it's Thursday, and Thursday night games always seem to be a little wierd, so even with the injuries mounting, the Vikes still have a chance in this one. They really have nothing to lose with everybody and their mother picking the Cardinals tonight, so look for a spirited effort from the Purple. The Cardinals are just trying to keep in the hunt for home-field advantage, but it may be closer than people think. Tune in our get tuned out.

  • 00:30

    Alister Konrath's 1/2 Hour of Hell (from the RV)

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    Well that was anti-climatic, except for Iowa/Mich. St., of course. Iowa has got to be feeling like Detroit after last night's heart-breaker. Geez! Oh, and East Ed McCaffery's kid is L.E.G.I.T.

    NFL Week13! Aaron Rodgers throws the highest pass ever recorded at NASA.. and it's caught for a crazy, improbable, hail mary finish against the lowly Motor City Kitties.. What could have been a killer loss for the Pack turns into a possible chance for a first place tie with the Vikings, depending how the Vikes do against Seatlle. Speaking of which, Seahawks@Vikings is by far the best game of the week. Seahawks seem to be turning things around. Russell Wilson has been incredible the last two weeks, and Thomas Rawls is running better than Marshawn before he got hurt. And their D is back to being dominant. They face a Vikings team fresh of a win against the reeling Falcons. It was an important win for the Vikes, who lost at home the week before to the Pack. A couple injuries may have a negative effect for the Vikes to control Seattle's run game, but we shall see. Adrian Peterson, btw, is only 50 yards of his MVP season from '12. Couple other decent games include NYJ v NYG, and Houston (who may be the hottest team in the league) vs a dangerous-at-home Buffalo team. Tune in, or get tuned out!

  • 01:03

    Out of the Pocket: Border Battle Hulk Smash

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    Join the Hot Mess Express as they break down the Packers' sound defeat of the Minnesota Vikings on the Vikes' home turf. Fat Eddie, PHAT Eddie...either way, Eddie Lacy demonstrated his value by steamrolling defenders and returning to form. Aaron Rodgers is still missing receivers sometimes, and receivers still have the dropsies - but Turtleneck, R Cobb, Janis AND Davante all came through in the clutch. We will break all of this down and more!

    Out of the Pocket is a part of the Packers Talk, family of podcasts, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow Packers Talk on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes. And follow the Out of the Pocket hosts on Twitter at @WhatRUTinkin , @Ceallaigh_k , @missannielynn, and @jys_h.

  • 01:51

    NFL Week 9 Recap + Bills vs. Jets

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    Jay and Dre look back on Week 9, which saw both their Locks of the Week come through despite the other picking against it.  They'll examine what's wrong with the Packers and Falcons, what's right with new coaching in Tennessee and Indy and what can be gleaned from big wins by the Vikes and Bills.  Then they focus on a Thursday night AFC East war that will be physical and emotional as Rex Ryan brings his new team, Buffalo, to the Meadowlands to fight his old team, the New York Jets.

    Theme music credit:  "Breaking Bad" by Jahzzar


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  • 00:27

    1/2 Hour of Hell (from the RV)

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    Lions, Vikings, and Bears, oh my! It's Halloween Weekend, so let the craziness in the NFL begin. Brady & the Pats weren't spooked at all by the 'Phins to remain unbeaten.. Who's going to join them? The Game of the Week features A-Rod & the Pack going into the Mile High city to take on Peyton Manning & the Broncos. #1 D vs #1 O (or one of the best, at least).. Also, Cam & the Panthers look to continue Andrew Luck & the Colts surprisingly shitty season.. The Bengals are in Pittsburgh looking to remain undefeated, but Big Ben is back, and probably has different plans.. Also, much coverage on the Vikes, as they head to Soldier Field looking to take care of biz against a resurgent Bears squad.   

  • 1/2 Hour of Hell (from the RV)

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    Goddamn, Utah! I really need to stop betting. Also, laying fake tile in the RV should be out-sourced, being that I suck at it. Kind of a boring week in college football, right? No matter. Wild beat down Anaheim, and it gives us more time to discuss the NFL. Done and done. Seattle looked good (albiet, against the terrible 49ers).. The J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS ,JETS visit the Patriots in the only game that features winning records. Should be a good one with Revis, a Super Bowl Champ with the Pats last year, back where he started in New York, with the #1 rated "D", giving Brady a hard time.. Vikes need a road win in Detroit to be taken seriously, Cam & the Panthers chance to get Chip Kelly fired, and being that I'm on my 3rd string QB in Fantasy Football, I painfully cheer for Kirk Cousins.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  • 00:11

    Second Line Report @ Lunchtime - Saints-Vikes Recap

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    Saints News Radio Hosts Kyle T. Mosley and Derek "D' Professor" Stephens gave the Who Dat Nation a lunchtime recap of the Vikings vs. Saints game.

    How the Saints Defense, Drew Brees and Sean Payton responded with a win against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, September 21, 2014.