Crossing the Line Podcast Episode 25 – Recaps, Importance of Sports in today’s world, Fantasty Buy, Sell, or Bench, and Quick Fire Questions
#CrossingTheLine is back with Jesse Rosales (@5280Jesse) and Keith Richards (@5280Keith) as they discuss the the importance of sports today in a world of turmoil. The guys give their Buy, Sell, or Bench picks for #FantasyFootball now that the season is past the midway point. You will be VERY suprised at some of the names on the list! Quick Fire Question election theme, find out what policy changes the guys would make to the major sports in the USA. Finally and a What's On Tap preview of what is to come during the next week in sports.
#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Football 2 the MAX: Eagles and Browns Trade, Josh Norman Franchise Tag Rescinded, & Off-Season Analysis: Entire NFC East
Another week closer to the NFL Draft and another crazy deal happened as well. This time for the number two pick in the draft went to another team. The Eagles and Browns trade now sees the Eagles poised to take one of the Quarterbacks, while the Browns can stock up on picks. It is even possible that the Browns trade down again before it is all said and done.
There’s also the big news of Josh Norman being untendered by the Carolina Panthers and allowed to become an unrestricted free agent. We
discuss where he could land and if this shakes up the draft at all.
Finally, we end our NFL Off-Season Analysis by looking at the entire NFC East in one show. Last Word on Sports Writer Quinton Mayo makes his debut on the podcast talking about the Washington Redskins, Wayne Curtis joins us to talk Dallas Cowboys, Brandon Biskobing returns to blab about the New York Giants, and Anthony Rouh makes another appearance to give his perspective on the big trade and his Philadelphia Eagles.
So, it should be a packed show and we will return on Tuesday morning with our huge 2016 NFL Draft Preview, which also includes our mock draft of the first round as well.
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(4:00-36:00) NFL News: Breakdown of Eagles and Browns trade and what it means for the 2016 NFL Draft, Josh Norman loses Franchise Tag, DeMarcus Lawrence possibly to be suspended four games.
(36:00-59:00 Includes Interview) Washington Redskins
(59:00-1:19:00 Includes Interview) Dallas Cowboys
(1:19:00-1:38:00 Includes Interview) New York Giants
(1:38:00-End Includes Interview) Philadelphia Eagles
NFL Free Agency has died down to normal levels at this point, but there are still some moves to talk about since the last time we had a podcast. There's also some NFL rule changes that have been made permanent as well.
We also continue our Off-Season series, as we take a look at the NFC North, beginning with Patrick Ketza giving us the lowdown about the Chicago Bears and Brennan Underwood telling us everything we need to know about the Minnesota Vikings.
Then we end things by talking
about some of the action during the first weekend of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
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(4:00-52:50) NFL News: Rule Changes, No NFL Developmental, Alfred Morris to Cowboys, RG3 and Ryan Fitzpatrick...
(52:50-1:18:20) Includes Interview) Chicago Bears
(1:18:20-1:41:15) Minnesota Vikings
(1:41:15-End) March Madness Round 1 and 2 Recap
We continue today with our 2016 NFL Off-Season Analysis. We move on to the AFC North and take a look at two bitter rivals, who had two totally different seasons in 2015.
Two friends of the show, Michael Mitchell and Robert Hagan, join us to talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. They discuss their 2015 seasons, their 2016 team needs, some players to re-sign, and some players to keep an eye on for next season.
We also talk about the suspensions of Randy Gregory, Nick
Boyle, and the releases of Rams trio of players and more.
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(3:00-29:50) NFL News: NFL Combine changes, NFL withholding money from players, Heath Miller Retirement, Randy Gregory suspension, & More.
(29:50-1:00:10 includes interview) Pittsburgh Steelers
(1:00:10-End includes interview) Baltimore Ravens
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
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
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
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.
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