Willie Springer, Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:57:00 GMT
SEGMENT 1 – Show Open: Everyone here, naming Sea Monster (who’s not here) before Alpena, lots o’ news to cover, Doug breaks down the crazy Blues win over the Jets with hockeyisms, when we heard the news of Sam Bradford being traded for Nick Foles (plus picks), shocked…, would be more excited if we knew they are ‘our Rams’, interesting when Philly thought the Eagles swapped 2015 first-round picks with Rams when news first broke, Sam Bradford being useed as trade bait to eventually acquire Marcus Mariota, comparing Bradford-Foles trade to the Jets acquiring Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall from the Bears for draft picks, seems insane that the Eagles made that deal, Chip Kelley has shipped off majority of their top playmakers, seemingly one of the better (maybe best) trades the Rams have made in a long time, best part of the trade is getting rid of Bradford plus the $$ the teams would’ve owed him, we must not know football, wondering what we’re missing when coaches rave about Bradford, The Cat cannot enjoy the trade since the team may be leaving for Los Angeles, Charlie has mentally prepared himself for the team leaving yet will enjoy what he can while he can…, Bradford was not a bad guy plus never (publicly) said a bad word through some tough times, could not come to agreement on pay cut, ProdJoe joins the show, tweeted “Best. Day. Ever.” when reacting to the Bradford news, almost have to thank Bradford and agent Tom Condon for refusing to take pay cut, team has given themselves about $11M in cap room, may not get Pro Bowl caliber Nick Foles yet seems ready to play at least 9 games which has been better than Bradford, oddity of elite players drawing later draft picks when Bradford brings in much more, ProdJoe does not really understand what Philly is doing like most of us, wondering if ProdJoe will miss bashing the former first overall pick, worst contract in the league, affect of the rookie wage scale, ProdJoe going through list of QBs, he just knows all the names…, if Bradford has success in Philly…, ProdJoe bets with Doug, getting a wee bit snippy, tough to name the top three players on the Rams, getting some compliments from the text line, some not so nice texts too, issue at the BPV parking lot, The Cat still not buying in since Rams won’t do so with STL, Charlie tired of the stadium discussion, annoyed by the daily tickle of news, Alpena with some breaking news, rating the RBs out there, DeMarco Murray still on the market, dipping chocolate donuts in milk, Charlie really thinks Doug looks good, The Cat cannot wait until Charlie approches Nick Foles with his “interview” voice, “Michigan J. Frog” back, complaints about the good time song, good today like it was good 50-60 years ago, back to the Blues chatter, love that Ken Hitchcock for his sound bytes, even gives nice answers to the Cal May questions, fan yelling ‘shooooot’ during the power play, comes down to hockey sense which Doug has.
SEGMENT 2 – #WeenWednesday, think Tim likes saying “Ween Wednesday”, wondering if Doug can just call Jeff Fisher to get the #scoop, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch joins the show, Rams management not happy with Bradford refusing to take pay cut, do not even think that Bradford had meeting with new QB coach Chris Weinke, the return the Rams got in the transaction, what the Rams can start doing with the available cash, may not matter in a few years when the Rams could not even be here, not many playmakers for Bradford in Philly, not sure what Chip Kelly is exactly doing yet only the second day of free agency, Bradford certainly has some skills plus some appeal to certain coaches, The Cat confused on why Kelly wanted Bradford so badly, statement from Rams featured quote from Stan Kroenke, first time he’s “spoken” in a long time, doubtful that Kroenke said or wrote the comments himself, little over $27M in cap space, some of that will certainly go to the draft, options in free-agency, not so sure about Adrian Peterson being an option, any team that takes AP will have to take on PR backlash, Alpena has AP contract details, Alpena wants to know what everyone thinks about the Rams #10 pick, Brandon Scherff from Iowa has #BlueFeet, got sideways with Willie last Spring when he was pre-tweeting the draft picks, covering the draft at Rams park, wonderful BBQ spread, our official BBQ sponsor, “Michigan J. Frog”, not that great covering the draft, upset when we have to put down the food to do some actual work, almost redundant to cover as much as media does especially in this Information Age, do love the angle of seeing prospect drop down the board while sitting at the draft on TV, the time The Cat snuck into the NBA Draft in the 80s, Doug snuck into the NCAA Tournament in 1978, used the excuse of being “NCAA security”, Willie snuck into Game 7 of the 2011 World Series, Charlie also has story about sneaking into Game 7, The Cat surprised that Doug snuck into game, cannot get away with the schemes anymore in the modern world, some people get into games, Rudy was the master at getting into suites, two Irish guys sneaking into SB XLIX, sneaking into live taping of “Welcome Back Cotter”, people in New York plus Los Angeles try to give tourists tickets to live tapings, best way to clap with smaller audience, The Cat’s father did some game shows in his day, Charlie met Mack ‘compie’ Rhoades in Columbia yesterday, Charlie asked ‘compie’ the tough questions, more about compliance, story about NCAA enforcing dumb rule towards Rick Majerus when he was consoling Keith Van Horn, tough life for some collegiate athletes having to follow those pesky rules, Charlie believes that coaches like Nick Saban and Gary Pinkel earn every cent of their salaries, picking a school at 18-years-old, Charlie was okay with going to Bradley University & loving Plow Boy’s new live read talking about the ‘green’.
SEGMENT 3 – “Push th’ Little Daisies”, Plow Boy does his first live read, not a fan of one particular texter today, talking with ‘compie’ yesterdee, the amazing facilities that collegiate programs have for the athletes, rowing crew, Doug not a fan of crew, big in the New England area, not many friendly rivers in our region to row crew, certain schools now have fishing teams, Chris/Chaps calls, Doug’s BBQ sauce almost ready, no knowledge of Kroenke pushing the Bradford trade, doing penis jokes now, preference to the Fox 2 sports team, apparently McKendree has a fishing team, people cheating in these fish tournaments, Plow Boy seems to have some knowledge on how these tourneys work, other area schools with fishing teams, gutting fish, someone with weird fishing name calls, parks/lakes around here where we can go fishing, Doug had to help his kids bait hooks, Doug will not eat the fish they catch, Charlie doing outdoor shots at his old job, passing off information as your own has always been a benchmark of journalism, interviewing strangers when they catch fish, The Cat once did a story with some Bass Master, Doug has some experience riding horses, Doug will not reveal more specifics about visiting a ranch, wondering what exactly a Dude Ranch is…, we go horseback to the outdoors to go fishing, trying to arrange some kind of “Brokeback Mountain” scenario, Jeff Ponder of InsideSTL.com joins the show, actual praise from Ken Hitchcock after the game, did not hear from OndÅ’ej Pavelec after that tough goal from Barret Jackman, good ‘pinching in’ from the rear guard, sitting in Doug’s press box chair, Charlie taking cuts for his baseball team last night, Doug won’t play on a Sunday afternoon, going through Doug’s usual day since he claims to always be pressed for time, Charlie can work two jobs plus play baseball and have good times with friends all in one day, what we do isn’t really work…, tough days working at Spring Training, taking naps between live shots, The Cat distracting Charlie during his live shots, The Cat is the ‘boy who cried wolf’, no longer doing live shots at bars when teams when championships
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