Fantasy football season is upon us. And as well all prepare to waste countless hours on drafts, waivers, and sweating the performance of our fake teams I wondered Why do we love fantasy football? On the surface, we probably shouldn’t. But we do. Today I explore the phenomenon of fake football and why our love … Continue reading Why Do We Love Fantasy Football?
Sports teams charge companies absurd amounts of money to put their name and logo on stadiums. Is it really a smart investment? Does the marketing work? Do people actually give a sh*t about which company is plastered all over their stadium while they get plastered? I investigate. (Spoiler: No) An Andy Carlson Joint A Cold … Continue reading Do People Really Care About Stadium Naming Rights?
Football season is back. Which means all the jabronis in jerseys are also back. I’m not a big jersey guy, but I do respect that game. However there are rules (Smokey, this isn’t ‘Nam) that one should abide by when donning the uniform of another human being to show your fandom. We run through those … Continue reading 5 Rules For Wearing Football Jerseys
It’s hard to keep friends as you go older. That’s the truth that no one wants to acknowledge. As you grow in your career, get married, and have a family, it’s very easy to lose touch with friends you’ve had throughout your early life. I had Uncle Nick (@nickasun) on to discuss the keys to … Continue reading How To Keep Friends As You Become An Adult
Training Camp. Signaling the end of summer and the beginning of another wonderful NFL season. I’ve always wondered “why is training camp free?” The NFL is a money generating machine, surely they would never pass up an opportunity to make a nickel, right? I have some theories why camp remains open and free (some altruistic, … Continue reading Why Is Training Camp Free?
For many people, sports is a fun escape from the drudgery of everyday life. An escape from politics and issues that divide us (just check out your Facebook feed). However sports transcend sports and often open up discussion on real civic issues like racism, sexism, domestic violence, rape, etc. As a member of the sports … Continue reading Should Sports Media #StickToSports?
This fall, The Andy Carlson Show and the Purple FTW! Podcast will essentially swap production schedules. Purple FTW! will be going to Monday-Wednesday-Friday starting on Friday, July 29th (day of first Vikings practice). While ACS will be switching to weekly releases beginning next Sunday the 24th. ACS is also going to be shifting to a … Continue reading ACS and Purple FTW! Programming for Fall
Tim Tebow will probably be president someday (as we talked about in a previous episode). Will he kill his political career before it even gets started by stump speeching for Donald Trump? Probably not. He’s TEBOW. That and a lot of other crap on a Friday. Today’s Five Things Are: • Tim Tebow to Speak … Continue reading Tim Tebow Will Be the Savior of the GOP
The ESPYs always remind me of my Dad. A) He loved sports. B) The ESPYs have become synonymous with courage fighting cancer (Jim Valvano, Robin Roberts, Stuart Scott, Craig Sager). And C) Cancer killed my dad. There is ZERO sports content in this episode, but I wanted to take the day to think out loud … Continue reading My Dad Died of Cancer 8 Years Ago & I Still Haven’t Processed It
Miko Grimes is going to end her husband’s career. Brett Grimes was a serviceable NFL cornerback, but his skills are diminishing and teams are going to grow tired of Miko’s outlandish, outspoken, and vulgar presence. Both on social media and in real life. We talk about that as well as the norms of significant others … Continue reading Shut It Down, Miko Grimes