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The American League wildcard race is heating up heading into September. Six teams are within 2.5 games of claiming the final wild card spot. The Torono Blue Jays and New York Yankees will battle for the American League East title, with the runner up most likely being the number one wildcard. The Houston Astros have increased their lead to five games, over the Texas Rangers. Kansas City continues to cruise at 78-49, which is the best record in the American League.
The National League playoff picture is beginning to take form. The Pittsburgh PIrates and Chicago Cubs have a strong hold over the San Francisco Giants. The Giants are only 2.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, in the NL West, and that could be the only way they will make the postseason. The New York Mets have increased their lead in the NL East to 6.5 games, while the St. Loius Cardinals just keep winning and have the best record in baseball.
With September baseball, on the horizon, is there a team that will put together a big winning streak and make a surprise run into the postseason? Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.
Today's Guests are Laura Enright and Chris Kennedy.
Chicago’s Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters and Windy-City Oddities
Vampires’ Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities
To Touch the Sun
Can’t Look Back
Terra Stands Alone
When the Gods Aren’t Gods
More information on these authors and links to their novels is at blog.sevantownsend.com.
When a coach wins four division championships; in a row, you would not think that a coaching change would take place. John Fox led the Broncos to the Super Bowl, but could not bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy back to Denver. John Elway decided to make a coaching change, and hired Gary Kubiak. Peyton Manning battled injuries last season, and did not look like an elite quarterback. The expectations are high, and it is apparent that it is Super Bowl or bust.
San Diego and Kansas City have been the bridesmaids, in this division. Is this the year that they can overtake the Broncos? The Chargers had a rotating door at running back last year so they drafted Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordan. The Chiefs passing attack has been weak in the red zone, and getting touchdown production from their wide receivers. In free agency, they signed Jeremy Maclin. The Oakland Raiders signed a lot of veteran free agents, on defense, in 2014. That project failed, but they have many young pieces on offense.
Can this division claim the two wild card spots, in the AFC? Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.
PodVader is joined by Ken (Chargers) and Sam (Giants) to preview all the games in Week 3 of the NFL preseason. We are happy to be joined by Christopher Harris of harrisfootball.com to provide some fantasy insights as well.
We also discuss 49er legal issues, the Steelers signing Michael Vick (and the 2 point possibilities) and the Broncos sign G Evan Mathis.
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PWF Empire presents the 41st episode of PWF Empire Live, hosted by Brian Joel (Jay), Evan Medina, and Stephen Politis who bring insightful commentary and witty analysis of the world of wrestling.
*WWE RAW 8/24/15
*Current State of the Diva Revolution
*Sting returns, challenges Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
*The Dudley Boyz return, set sights on New Day
*Braun Strowman debuts as new member of The Wyatt Family, attacks Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns
In addition to post-PPV reviews, PWF Empire Live is regularly-scheduled on Wednesdays @ 9 p.m. ET on PWFEmpire.com
The NFC South was created, in 2002. The only team, from the division, who has not went to the Super Bowl are the Atlanta Falcons. No team had won back to back division titles, until last year. The Carolina Panthers defended their NFC South title. However, there was much debate about them hosting a wild card game, because of their 7-8-1 record. Will this years division champion eclipse the .500 mark?
Can the Carolina Panthers make it three division titles, in a row? The Panthers did not make any major moves in free agency. They picked up a few role players, and the only real loss was DeAngelo Williams. However, he has had a history of nagging injuries, and signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The biggest news before the season is the lose of Kelvin Benjamin. He tore his ACL during practice. This could be a big blow offensively. Defensively, they have a kid named Luke Kuechly, who is one of the best tacklers, in the NFL. They have a good front seven, and added depth by drafting linebacker Shaq Thompson. The secondary could be a question mark, but with a good pass rush, you can take pressure of average cornerbacks.
After failing to make the Super Bowl, and then having a disappointing 2014, Mike Smith was fired as the Atlanta Falcons coach. The Atlanta defense can only go one direction, and that is up. After finishing dead last in yards allowed per game, they signed a handful of defensive players, and then added more with their first two picks. Vic Beasley and Jalen Collins could be inserted into the starting lineup sooner than later. Offensively, Matt Ryan has Julio Jones and Roddy White to toss the ball to. DeVonta Freeman will get his chance at running back.
Jameis Winston was the first overall pick, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lovie Smith will need to turn this team around to keep his job, after a disappointing 2-14 season.
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What stops you from growing or working?
Often in our lives we must ask someone for something. Whether the object of our desire is money, a date, a favor, an appointment, a raise, help, etc., we sometimes become tense, overwrought and paralyzed by the likelihood that our request will be denied. Here are some proven ways to get into action for the results you desire.
"With the second pick in the NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans select Marcus Mariota" and "With the third pick in the NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Dante Fowler, Jr." The AFC South proudly had the Indianapolis Colts, in the AFC Championship game. However, they also had two teams that drafed second and third, respectively.
The Indianapolis Colts have won back to back AFC East titles, and played in the AFC Championship. Andrew Luck has been everything the Colts hoped for when they drafted him with the first pick. Offensively, they can line up against defense and put up points. The finished third in passing offense, but a disappointing 22nd, in rushing. Defensively, the ranked a modest 11th, in yards allowed. The lack of pass rush was evident, in the AFC Championship. Through the draft and free agency, the Colts added Andre Johnson, Frank Gore, and Phillip Dorsett. Two areas of concern: the offensive line and defense.
Houston finished 9-7, and made the division race interesting, at one point. However, J.J. Watt can not do everything even though he tried. This team is the complete opposite of the Colts. They win with defense. They added Vince Wolfork, and are hoping that Jadeveon Clowney can return from his knee injury, and be as good as advertised. Adrian Foster is going to miss significant time, which will hurt an already struggling offense. The biggest question will be quarterback play. They traded for Ryan Mallett last year, let Ryan Fitzpatrick leave, but Brian Hoyer is listed as the starting quarterback. There should be no concern about defense, but offensively there are huge question marks.
Jordy Nelson and Maurkice Pouncey both suffered major injuries, in Sunday's preseason game, between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. The debate about the NFL preseason has been going on for years. The tradition has been four games, to prepare and evaluate players. Times have changed, and many people believe that the NFL should reduce the pre-season, and add games to the regular season.
Jordy Nelson and Kelvin Benjamin both sustained non-contact knee injuries, this past week. Maurkice Pouncey suffered a broken ankle. In the case of Nelson and Benjamin, both injuries happened when planting. This injury could have occured at any time. Pouncey was playing in a third of five pre-season games, that the Steelers have this year. Can you blame it on the number of pre-season games?
Hypothetically, if the NFL were to reduce the preseason to two games, and make the regular season 18 games, would it have prevented these injuries? At some point, the length of the season will come into play. In this case, maybe it would have been the season opener, for the PIttsburgh Steelers. Rewind to September 8, 2013. Pouncey was carted off the field with a knee injury. This was the opening game of the season, and was injured in the first quarter. Injuries can occur at anytime, contact or no contact. The only true argument, the injury occured in a game that meant something. Listen in or call the show with your thoughts.
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Behind everything Heartist do lies one simple goal: to bring real, honest emotion back into heavy music. Writing songs that are equal parts anthemic grandeur, brawny metalcore-infused heaviness, and chorus-driven radio rock nirvana, the quintet wear their influences on their collective sleeve while being far more than the sum of their parts. Formed in 2011, the members of Heartist – vocalist Bryce Beckley, guitarist Tim Koch which were rounded out by guitarist Robby Devito, bassist Evan Ranallo and drummer Matt Marquez - walked away from college educations and secure employment to focus one hundred percent on music. They subsequently spent many months honing their sound, determined to create something that stood out on its own merits, and in no rush to leap back into the scene that failed to excite them. At the same time, they displayed a certain savvy in creating an online buzz that intrigued and lured potential fans without even playing a single show, a tactic that paid off - and then some. “We also got lucky, because our A & R at Roadrunner books bands at our hometown venue, which we didn’t realize, we just asked him to put us on! We really lucked out - we played that one show and got signed.” In 2012 the band dropped their Nothing You Didn’t Deserve EP, subsequently touring with the likes of Architects UK and Enter Shikari, plus a European run supporting label mates Killswitch Engage. While Nothing You Didn’t Deserve was a solid release in its own right, it only hinted at what the band were capable of, and with debut full-length Feeding Fiction they lay it all on the line. The band enlisted Producer David Bendeth (Of Mice & Men, Bring Me The Horizon) to record their full-length album with. Be sure to pick up a copy of their amazing album titled Feeding Fiction featuring the hit singles Skeletons & Ignite! For more information, visit www.heartistband.com
Sheila L. Stephens
Retired Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)Special Agent
Author: The Everything Private Investigation Book
Private Investigator: www.SaferSecurityInc.com
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice, Jefferson State College
Professor Facilitator, Masters in Criminal Justice Online Program, Boston University
Forensic Psychology PhD Candidate
CEO and President of The Valkyrie Initiative
SECOND HOUR we welcome to the Show: LCpl Evan Reichenthal, USMC ret.
In January 2011 Even lost his leg due to an IED explosion. He was put into a coma and awoke in Bethesda Hospital.
He endured 30 sureries there and was transferred to Walter Reed Hospital. He went through 12 weeks of physical and occupational therapy.Even walked in just 4 months and began running with 8 months. In 2012 he was medically retired. He has since Received his Cross Fit certification, and has became an inspiration to many. He now manages the OPERATION ENDURING WARRIOR.
QUOTE: from Even: On a more spiritual level, I aim to inspire fellow adaptive athletes, and wounded veterans in hopes they see me and others like me, and see the potential they have.
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