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Soccer 2 the MAX: USMNT Beats Bolivia, Kristie Mewis Out for the Season, New USMNT GM?

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger discuss the 3-0 victory for the United States Men's National Team over Bolivia. Who stood out from the young group? Why wasn't Christian Pulisic on his game? And should be very excited by Tim Weah and Josh Sargent? 

After that, the crew discusses the possible naming of the first USMNT general manager in form player, Earnie Stewart. Just what does this job entail? And can we really glean anything out of this? Not to mention, the latest results in Major League Soccer, National Women's Soccer League, and Rachael has a rant about the United States Women's National Team goalkeeping situation.

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Soccer 2 the MAX: FIFA World Cup 2018: Group A Preview

On this special episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger begin talking all things FIFA 2018 World Cup. 

Specifically they put their focus on Group A for this one. Rachael the "resident Russian" covers her homeland discussing their chances in the group. While Erik has the toughest team to figure out in Saudi Arabia. Sean ends the whole shebang talking Egypt led by Mo Salah. Then, he also covers one of the tournament's former World Cup winners in Uruguay. 

Although they don't give official predictions, they do discuss some players to watch, the teams, players, coaches, and more from one of the more open groups in the entire tournament.

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 26): Did the NFL Draft Drastically Change the Power Rankings? Plus, a Breakdown of Why the Browns Took Baker Mayfield Number One

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic breaks down the quarterback laden first round of the NFL Draft. He also dives into if the Giants are now contenders, touches on if this year’s draft class had less talented wide receivers than usual, and breaks down which rookie QB will have the best chance to make an impact this season. Enjoy the show and join us on June 9th for the following episode!

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 24): Are the Browns Good Now? Plus a Breakdown of the NFL’s QB Market

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic breaks down the flurry of trades from this past week in the NFL. He also dives into the market for free agent and rookie quarterbacks, wonders just how good the Rams might be this season, and analyzes the litany of options that the New York Giants have with the second pick in the draft. Enjoy the show and join us on April 14th for the following episode!

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Football 2 the MAX: Ezekiel Elliot Suspended Six Games, Sammy Watkins Traded

On this Football 2 the MAX EXTRA, Sean Garmer, Gary Vaughan and Erik Watkins go in-depth for over one hour discussing all things Ezekiel Elliot Suspension.

 

They try to take as many angles as possible, from a legal standpoint, the league's point of view, the Dallas Cowboys and more. How does this affect the team off-the-field? Who starts at running back? And could this even be an issue on defense for the Cowboys too? Does the suspension ultimately go down on appeal? The trio cover it all here.

After that, at about the 1 hour and 10 minute mark, they get into the three-team trade, which wasn't officially a three-team trade. Can it officially be called a rebuilding year for the Buffalo Bills? What does the addition of Sammy Watkins do for Jared Goff? Can Ronald Darby be an answer for the Philadelphia Eagles defensive back depth? Is this a downgrade for Tyrod Taylor? And can Jordan Matthews help the receiving core.

Finally, Ryan Tanehill officially has ACL surgery, could this be his last year as a Miami Dolphins quarterback?

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Football 2 the MAX: Mitchell Trubisky Impresses, Deshone Kizer Throws Bombs, Full-Time Refs

On this episode of Football 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss some of the games from Wednesday and Thursday of Preseason Week 1.

How much can we really take away from Mitchell Trubisky's performance against the Denver Broncos? What about Paxton Lynch? Did anyone else standout on either side?

DeShaun Watson certainly carried with him his running ability from Clemson, but what about his passing? How'd he do against the Carolina Panthers? Plus, should D'Onta Foreman push Lamar Miller to start? Sean also has thoughts on Deshone Kizer's first preseason game, the improving Cleveland Browns defense. Not to mention, Erik talks Miami and Atlanta too.

Finally, they finish with some news. How big of a help is Martavais Bryant for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Is the NFL going to improve with full-time refs this season? We ponder these questions, and more.

 

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Football 2 the MAX: Ezekiel Elliot Leak, Jay Cutler Signs with Dolphins, Season Ending Injury Bug

On this episode of Football 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss the leak, with possible ties to the league itself about the Ezekiel Elliot domestic case. Could this be the final nail in the coffin for Zeke? Or does this just throw more confusion into the whole mess? What should the suspension be, if there is one? The guys debate.

More news coming at ya, with Jay Cutler signing with the Miami Dolphins. Anquan Boldin to the Buffalo Bills. The season ending injury bug bites for more teams. Plus, what does it say that Brock Osweiler, Tom Savage and Trevor Siemian are starting Preseason Week 1?

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Football 2 the MAX: NFL Draft 2017: Round 1 Reactions

Round 1 of the NFL Draft 2017 has just finished. Sean Garmer, Gary Vaughan and Randy Isbelle gather to give their thoughts on what happened.

What do they think about all the trades for the supposedly lackluster quarterbacks? Who has the best spot? Could one of them start in year one?

The guys also look at what all the teams did in Round 1. Who had the best pick, or picks? Who’s setup well for the next couple of rounds? Did they like what the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers decided in the first round?

Finally, they go over their mock draft and discuss some of the picks they nailed. Some they were way off and some that were close.

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The Last Word on Steelers Podcast Episode 6: Overrated, Underrated and Sleepers

In episode six of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we focus on nine prospects a piece. Three that are over-rated, three that are under-rated, and three that are sleepers. Not all of these players are necessarily being associated with the Steelers prior to the draft, although some do have visits to Steelers headquarters scheduled. Things can quickly change at the draft, especially if one of these players becomes the best available player at their position or is drafted too early by a team that thinks very highly of the prospect. Some of the players discussed are Kareem Hunt, Tim Williams, Budda Baker, Brad Kaaya, Marlon Humphrey, Montravius Adams, Ryan Anderson, Teez Tabor, Patrick Mahomes II, Derek Rivers, Dwuane Smoot, Nico Siragusa Tanzel Smart, Connor Harris and more! Check out www.lastwordonsports.com for exclusive content. On twitter, you can follow us at @LWOS Steelers.

In episode seven of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we will reveal our final 7-round mock drafts prior to the 2017 NFL draft. Prospects will have finished their visits to the various teams. This will give us the last hints as to the level of interest teams have in their various prospects.We would love to hear Steelers Nation’s input! If you have any comments, suggestions, messages or thoughts feel free to reach out to us!

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Soccer 2 the MAX: Chicharito to MLS? She Believes Cup Roster, MLS Season Preview Part 1

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger begin their look at the 2017 MLS Season by going through eight teams and talking about their offseason, strengths, weaknesses, and season outlook.

On this show, FC Dallas, Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, Columbus Crew, Orlando City, New York Redbulls, Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC are covered.

Also on this episode...

Rachael gives her thoughts on the She Believes Cup Roster. The exclusion of Megan Rapinoe. Plus, Hope Solo's latest comments.

Finally, the guys give their thoughts on Chicarito possibly coming to MLS in 2018. LAFC have apparently thrown a $15 Million bid out for the player. Also, thoughts on Howard Webb being brought in to help the adjustment to the Virtual Assist Referee or VAR. They discuss if this is good or bad for the sport. Will it really help with some controversial decisions? Or could it create more issues?

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