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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.

 

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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)

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Football 2 the MAX: RG3 to the Browns, Off-Season Analysis: Packers & Lions, & More

Well, it has finally happened, Robert Griffin III has signed with a NFL team and we will discuss that right here. Will he actually be the starter? Or will the Browns still draft a QB? We try to do our best to figure that one out.

We do continue our NFL Off-Season Analysis series on the NFC North, by having interviews with Last Word on Sports Writer Ryan Timmerman talk Green Bay Packers and Jack Coleman let's us know what's going on with the Detroit Lions.

We also discuss the Nick

Fairley to the Saints, Courtney Upshaw to the Falcons, L.A. Rams being the Hard Knocks team, The Touchback Rule and Automatic Ejection Rule passing, Rueben Randle to the Eagles, Nate Washington to the Patriots and more.

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(4:37-38:23) NFL News: RG3 to the Browns, Nick Fairley to the Saints, Courtney Upshaw to the Falcons, NFL Rule Changes, and More.

(38:23-1:03:11 Includes Interview) Green Bay Packers

(1:03:11-End Includes Interview) Detroit Lions

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Football 2 the MAX: 2016 NFL Rule Changes, Free Agency, & Off-Season Analysis: Saints & Falcons

NFL Free Agency continues to roll along and we keep on discussing the moves and signings that have come out of that.

We also keep going with our 2016 NFL Off-Season Analysis as well, ending our look at the NFC South. Last Word on Sports NFL Writer Will Cotchery tells us everything about the New Orleans Saints, while Tre Reed talks about the Atlanta Falcons with us.

We also discuss the proposed rule changes for the 2016 season and a few other things as well.

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(3:30-31:30) 2016 Proposed Rule Changes & Free Agency News

(31:30-1:00:20) includes interview) New Orleans Saints

(1:00:20-End includes intervew) Atlanta Falcons

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Football 2 Futbol: NFL Wildcard Weekend Preview, Coaching Changes, and National Championship Game Preview

We kick things off tonight by discussing all of the coaching changes and decisions by teams, including the surprise firing of Lovie Smith, Tom Coughlin stepping down, Sean Payton staying in New Orleans and more.

Then we transition to going game by game and doing a NFL Wildcard Weekend Preview, discussing each game, going over strengths and weaknesses of each team and also giving out predictions for them as well. We also go ahead and give predictions for the rest of the NFL Playoffs here as

well.

Finally, we spend a little time talking about the National Championship Game that happens on Monday night.

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Football 2 Futbol: NFL Week 15 Recap, Lions vs. Saints MNF Post-Game, & CFB Bowls

We kick things off with a short post-game for the Monday Night Football shootout between the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints (6:00-17:10.) Even though it didn't matter for playoff contention, there are questions facing the coaching staffs for both teams. We try to answer those as well as discuss some key points about the game as well.

After that, we get into the main portion of our program with our NFL Week 15 Recap (17:10-1:18:44) where we discuss all the games, breakdown the keys

to the win and the loss, answer questions about the teams that matter, and look at some other things too. Don't miss our NFL Week 15 Recap.

Randy goes through the College Bowl games that have happened to this point and we make predictions from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl until the GoDaddy.com Bowl (1:18:44-1:25:07) and leave the rest for our NFL Week 16 Preview podcast on Thursday morning.

Finally we end things with a look at our NFL Pick'em standings, Gary's Top 5 Fantasy Football pickups for the Championship games, our Top 5 Power Rankings, and our Player of the Week (1:25:07-End)

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Football 2 Futbol: NFL Week 14 Recap, NY Giants vs. Dolphins MNF Post-Game, & TNF Preview

We kick things off with a short post-game for the Monday Night Football shootout between the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins (6:05-18:45.) Have the Giants finally found their groove? Is the Miami Dolphins defense overrated? And what now for the Dolphins now that they are done in the playoffs race.

Then we get into the main portion of the program with our NFL Week 14 Recap (18:45-2:06:00,) where we discuss what led to the win, what led to the loss for each game, analyze some tough decisions, and answer questions about the teams that matter. Plus another look at the crazy NFL playoff race in both conferences too. (We do have a call-in during the middle of this that calls to talk about his Buffalo Bills from 58:45-1:14:30. So that's why the Recap portion went a little longer than normal.)

Finally, we end things with a preview for the Thursday Night Football game between the Tampa Bay Bucs and the St. Louis Rams (2:06:00-2:12:50.)

Gary has his Fantasy Football Playoff waiver wire pickups  and we have our Top 5 Power Rankings and the Player of the Week as well. (2:12:50-End)

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Football 2 Futbol: NFL Week 13 Preview, Packers vs. Lions MNF Miracle, & College Football Conference Championships

We kick things off today with a short post-game on the Thursday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions (2:00-10:05.) Did that hail mary catch save the Packers season? Will this be a loss that haunts the Lions the rest of the way? We discuss those things and more.

After that, we get into the main portion of the show with our NFL Week 13 Preview (10:05-1:12:45.) We go game by game asking questions about each team, playing some games, and also answering some

tough fantasy questions as well, while also making predictions on each game too.

We finish things out by making predictions on the huge College Football Conference Championship games (1:12:45-End) happening on Saturday as well.

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Football 2 Futbol: NFL Week 12 Recap, Ravens vs. Browns MNF Post-Game, & College Football Week 13

We kick things off today with a short post-game on the Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Monday Night Football game (5:45-20:20.) The game was a close one up to the final play and the Browns even had to bring in Austin Davis to replace Josh McCown. Should the Browns just use these final games to evaluate Austin Davis instead of even thinking about Johnny Manziel? Who should Baltimore Ravens fans and coaches be looking at as nice pieces for next season? We discuss these things and more.

Then we get into the main portion of our program with our NFL Week 12 Recap (20:20-1:35:35.) Where we go game by game discussing the keys to the wins and losses. We also ask questions about all the teams that played and take a look at the muddy playoff picture in both conferences. Who could be those wildcard teams at the end of the season? We try to figure out that out and more.

Randy takes us through the final proper week of the College Football (1:35:35-1:41:50) season and we take an early look at some of the Conference Championship games too.

We finish things out with Gary's Fantasy Football pickups for Week 13, our Top 5 Power Rankings, and our Player of the Week as well (1:41:50-End.)

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Football 2 Futbol: NFL Week 12 Preview, NFL Thanksgiving Games Recap, & Is the parody in the NFL actually good?

We kick things off by doing a recap of the three NFL on Thanksgiving Day games (3:55-23:10) that occurred and wonder if anyone left on the Carolina Panthers schedule is going to beat them.

Then we get into the main part of the podcast for our NFL Week 12 Preview where we ask questions about each team, and of course make predictions on each game as well. This went from (23:10-1:28:38, around the 1:13:00 mark we had a listener call-in to the show, which took the segment to the time listed. He talked to us about his Philadelphia Eagles for a bit and we also discussed the Johnny Manziel benching situation there.)

Coming into Week 12, 23 out of 32 teams are either at 500 or below it. Obviously, there are week's left to play in the season, but this can't be what the NFL wants can it? So, we discuss the NFL's parody and if it really is as good as it is perceived to be. (1:28:38-1:35:25)

We finish things out by giving our predictions on the big College Football games that happened on Saturday (1:35:25-End)

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