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Crossing the Line Podcast Episode 29 – NFL Recap, Real Talk regarding resting NBA players, #NotOverlyComplicated, and much more

#CrossingTheLine is back with Jesse Rosales (@5280Jesse) and Keith Richards (@5280Keith) as they discuss the NFL action over the weekend.  The guys discuss what the Broncos need to do to get into the NFL playoffs as well as having some #RealTalk regarding resting players in the NBA. Recaps on the NBA and NHL, plus #NotOverlyComplicated regarding Draymond Green, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton,and... #QuickFireQuestions!

Crossing the Line Podcast Episode 24 – Curse Broken, Grades Given, and Not Overly Complicated

#CrossingTheLine is back with Jesse Rosales (@5280Jesse) and Keith Richards (@5280Keith) as they discuss the Cubs World Series win.  The guys analysis game seven, the decisions made by the managers and the implications for each team.  Jesse and Keith also get into their 2nd quarter/halftime grades for each division in the NFL, declaring who they think is the best division in the NFL, the worst division, and everything in between.  Before talking about What’s On Tap for the next week in sports, the guys introduce a new segment called Not Overly Complicated in which they touch on the NCAA, umpires in the MLB, and NFL refs. 


Football 2 the MAX: NFC South 2016 Preview

We continue with the NFC on Football 2 the MAX. This week, it is all about the NFC South. All four teams in this division are represented by Last Word on Sports Writers, which is a honorary first for us. Will Cotchery, Garrett Readling, Justin Halper and Dalton Tompkins help us cover the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers respectively.

Each person on the panel gives their full standings for the NFC South and overall records for each team. We also

do the same and give a final wrap-up on the division too. So, be sure to join us for this NFC South Division 2016 Preview.

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(9:15-40:15 Includes interview and our analysis) New Orleans Saints

(40:15- 1:01:30 Includes interview and our analysis) Carolina Panthers

(1:01:30-1:23:20 Includes interview and our analysis) Atlanta Falcons

(1:23:20-End Includes interview and our analysis, plus final standings for division)


Football 2 the MAX: AFC West Division 2016 Preview

Well, here we go, the previews have started on the Football 2 the MAX podcast. We start things off with an AFC West Division 2016 Preview.

we are not doing these alone though. San Diego Chargers Season Ticket holder Rachelle Carpenter joins us to talk everything about the Bolts. Then a slew of Last Word on Sports writers cover the rest of the teams. Jarrett Middleton for the Kansas City Chiefs. Ryan Smith for the Oakland Raiders. Scott Brouillard speaks for the Super Bowl champion Denver


The guests give their thoughts on each of the team's rosters, their draft, and the outlook for this upcoming season. Everyone gives their final standings for the division, including division winners and best case and worst case scenarios for the teams as well.

So, don't miss out on this AFC West Division 2016 Preview.

We would like to thank everyone for helping us out and make sure to check us out each Friday for coverage of another NFL division.

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AFC West Division 2016 Preview

(12:00-50:20) San Diego Chargers (includes interview and host analysis)

(50:20-1:08:40) Kansas City Chiefs (includes interview and host analysis)

(1:08:40-1:32:45) Oakland Raiders (includes interview and host analysis)

(1:32:45-End) Denver Broncos (includes interview and host analysis)


Football 2 the MAX: More Free Agency, 2016 NFL Off-Season Analysis: Bucs & Panthers & March Madness Brackets

The craziness of free agency has calmed down, but we are still rolling along with our 2016 NFL Off-Season Analysis series.

We have Last Word on Sports writer Dalton Tompkins discussing everything about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Robert Cooper talking about the Carolina Panthers.

We also go through some more NFL Free Agency signings, if Mark Sanchez could really start for the Denver Broncos, Martavais Bryant's one year suspension, Dak Prescott's DUI and how it affects his draft

status, and a lot more.

Plus we give you our 2016 NCAA March Madness brackets in the last 15 minutes of the podcast as well.

(3:45-23:20) More NFL Free Agency Talk, Martavais Bryant suspension, Mark Sanchez could he actually start at QB?

(23:20- 45:50 Includes interview) Tampa Bay Bucs

(45:50- 1:15:00 Includes interview) Carolina Panthers

(1:15:00-End) NCAA Tournament Bracket Predictions


Football 2 Futbol: Super Bowl 50 Recap & Marshawn Lynch Retires

Well, Super Bowl 50 is done and guess what? We are breaking it all down on our Super Bowl 50 Recap edition of the podcast.

We discuss all of the little things that led to the Denver Broncos win and the Carolina Panthers loss, go over some of the big moments in the game, and what to make of a few things that happened after the game as well. Will this be the final game for Peyton Manning? Do we understand Cam Newton walking out of the post-game press conference? We discuss all of this

and more.

At the end, we talk about Marshawn Lynch deciding to retire, the 2016 NFL Hall of Fame, and more on the Johnny Manziel situation, plus our thoughts on if Robert Griffin III fits with the Dallas Cowboys.

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(3:25-1:04:45) Super Bowl 50 Recap from all angles

1:04:45-End) Marshawn Lynch retiring, Hall of Fame, Johnny Manziel situation, RG3


Football 2 Futbol: NFL Super Bowl 50 Preview Part 2 & NFL News

I want to apologize upfront for the audio issues on this episode. The studio we use to record our live podcasts updated and apparently created problems for us that I (Sean) couldn't hear until the final product was created.

I can't do anything about this popping sound that happens when Randy and Gary talk, I sound clear the whole show though. This will be fixed for our next episode on Sunday night though.

If you want to listen to this anyway, the description and timestamps are


We kick things off by discussing some of the NFL news that's been going around with Johnny Manziel and the situation with his girlfriend, the Rooney rule instituted for women involving executive positions, DeMarco Murray being uncomfortable in Philadelphia, and Colin Kapernick wanting out of San Francisco.

Then we finish things out with the our Super Bowl 50 Preview Part 2.

This is where we discuss the Denver Broncos offense vs. the Carolina Panthers defense. Can Peyton Manning outdo this Panthers front seven? Will it be turnover city for the Broncos offense? How many sacks could the Panthers get on the Broncos QB? We discuss and try to answer all that the best we can.

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(3:25-31:15) NFL News: Johnny Manziel problems, DeMarco Murray uncomfortable in Philly, Colin Kapernick wants out of San Fran & More.

(31:15-End) Super Bowl 50 Preview Part 2. Denver Broncos Offense vs. Carolina Panthers Defense and predictions


Football 2 Futbol: NFL Super Bowl 50 Preview Part 1 & NFL News

We kick things off tonight with Gary giving his thoughts on the Pro-Bowl. Then we discuss the NFL News that has been going around since the last time we did a podcast.

We discuss Calvin Johnson's decision to retire and if it reflects at all on the Detroit Lions organization. We also talk about the San Diego Chargers decision to stay in San Diego for 2016, the new Thursday Night Football contract, more concussions reported this season than in previous years, Tyrod Taylor and Kirk Cousins

wanting better contracts, and more.

Then we do our Superbowl 50 Preview Part 1.

We look at the powerful Carolina Panthers offense going against the best defense in the NFL in the Denver Broncos. Who has the edge? How can the Broncos stop Cam Newton? Will the Panther run game continue to be dominate? We try to answer these questions as best we can.

We end the podcast by giving our thoughts on the controversial comments made by Cam Newton that had racial overtones and sent the media into a tizzy.

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(3:15-12:10) Discuss the Pro Bowl and what changes could be made to it.

(12:10-1:03:15) NFL News: Calvin Johnson retirement, San Diego Chargers staying for 2016, TNF contract, concussions, & More

(1:03:15-1:19:55) Super Bowl 50 Preview Part 1

(1:19:55-End) Discussion on Cam's controversial comments


Football 2 Futbol: NFL Championship Sunday Recap & NFL News

This is a pretty simple show, we discuss and breakdown what happened in the NFL Championship Sunday games and talk a few NFL news and notes.

In our NFL Championship Sunday Recap, we discuss why the Carolina Panthers are Super Bowl bound and if anyone is going to stop them. We also talk about where the Arizona Cardinals should place blame for the loss.

Then we talk about the AFC Championship game and how great of a defensive job the Denver Broncos did on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

offense. Did Peyton Manning do enough to convince you he could do well in the Super Bowl? And did Bill Belichick take one too many chances.

We discuss a few NFL notes and then call it day.


Football 2 Futbol: NFL Championship Sunday Preview & NFL News

We kick things off today by discussing a few news items, such as the NFL potentially putting Thursday Night Football on two channels, our thoughts on the Buffalo Bills hiring of Kathryn Smith as part of the Special Teams coaching staff, Josh Gordon applying for reinstatement, Chip Kelly signing a CFL Player, and who to keep our eyes on in the senior bowl.

After that, we get into the two big games happening on Sunday with our NFL Championship Sunday Preview.  We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the teams in each game, answer some lingering questions we have and of course make those ever important predictions as well.

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(2:44-5:30) We give our thoughts on The Pro Bowl

(5:30-32:23) NFL News:  TNF maybe going to two channels, Josh Gordon, Kathryn Smith, Chip Kelly, Senior Bowl

(32:23-End) NFL Championship Game Previews