Wednesday, April 17. 2013
Red, Blue And Pigskin: The Lost Pigcast Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 07:13
A little while ago, Joey, Pete and myself got together to discuss a few things. Events then converged, and the podcast got extremely delayed. Well here it is now. Fortunately most of what was discussed wasn't too time relevant.
So what was discussed?
We spent some time breaking down the move of Dennis Erickson to be "Co-OC" of the Utes, including a little bit of time disparaging the Alma Mater of one of our own. Then we gave BYU's schedule equal treatment to what we gave the Utes schedule when it became official.
Finally we moved on to the NFL where we discussed the Blackout Haurghbowl. I unleashed my full QB rankings, and finally we spent a good chunk of time talking about our the coaching moves we were most interested in.
It's about a month late, but still worth a listen.
As always, feedback is always welcome at email@example.com
Monday, February 11. 2013
Red, Blue And Pigskin: College ... Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 08:44
When we got together for a Super Bowl related Pigcast a couple weeks ago, Joey and I had to wait on that slow poke Pete to get home from his occupational related duties. What better way to kill time than a podcast to discuss the Coaching Carousel that's gone on the local college ranks.
It was done before the news of Dennis Erickson to Utah broke, but it was interesting to go through and discuss the inbred coaching ties that entangle the three universities.
Also we went through Utah's 2013 SEC-like (in the sense they don't leave the state for 8 weeks) schedule.
Tuesday, January 29. 2013
Red, Blue And Pigskin: Super Bowl Sunday Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 07:16
In recent months we've celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. We rang in a New Year. Heck we've even celebrated my birth. But now it's time to celebrate the only national holiday that matters: Super Bowl, and what better way to celebrate than with a Super Bowl Centric PigCast!
Joey, Pete and I take a look at this battle of brothers, and break down matchups for the Harbowl. We also examine the places of Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco, and return to the Colin Kaepernick conversation.
We also make our picks for the Super Bowl winners, as well as some of the dumb prop bets Vegas has available.
Agree or disagree with any of our picks or thoughts? Leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org and share your thoughts, or to just reminisce about the season that was as we prepare for the long, cold offseason. Afterall, after Sunday, there's no competitive football for more than 6 months.
Wednesday, December 19. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin: The Pigcast Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 06:51
The end of the season, mainly needing a colossal blunder in Colorado kicking to Reggie Dunn to avoid a second loss in two seasons to the Buffs, was just too painful to write about, so I delayed it and included it in this podcast.
In this edition of the Red, Blue And Pigcast, we begin to say goodbye to College and ramp up our excitement for the people who get paid (above the table) to play this game we love.
But first, a little postmortem on the Utes season, including how we are going to miss Star Lotulelei absolutely dominating guys like Khaled Holmes, and a brief preview of the Poinsettia Bowl.
Next I am joined by both the host, and guest host of Trek West 5, (You guys can debate which is which), as Peter, Joey and I discuss the current state of the NFL, Harbaugh hurting concussions, a great two years of drafts, and why Jim Schwartz is a jerk.
Please give a listen, and interact via comments or email.
The tentative recording schedule between now and the beginning of next season will be as follows. We'll try for the beginning of playoffs, and also the week before the Super Bowl.
Sometime around April for a draft podcast, so we can discuss which local guys may get drafted, and which local guy may end up getting drafted way too high, based purely on speculation over his potential (Ziggy).
Maybe again as Spring Camps wrap up, and Then as Fall Camps/Training Camps begin and the new year is upon us.
Finally one last question. This just went down on Tuesday Night, so after the recording had been done, but Gary Andersen, after telling his team he was staying, has decided to take the Wisconsin head coaching job. This means that in the past week Utah State stole a recruit from BYU, Came oh so very close to stealing a recruit from the Utes, won their bowl game for the first time since 1993, and finished ranked for the first time in possibly ever, and then lost their coach.
Was it a good week, or a bad week for the Aggies?
Also want people's thought on the name of Red, Blue And Pigcast for the Podcast edition of Red, Blue And Pigskin. (Thanks Joey.)
P.S. In case you didn't know, I'm also finally in iTunes, so subscribe to the podcast there.
Saturday, December 1. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 10:50
Just a couple quick updates.
First this week's article will be up next week.
Secondly the podcast is finally available in iTunes, so please subscribe.
Wednesday, November 21. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 07:41
Well if you live in Logan you were probably celebrating at the airport around Midnight Sunday Morning when your team flew in. The rest of the state however was feeling pretty terrible. Continue reading "Red, Blue And Pigskin"
Monday, November 19. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin: The Jinxcast Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 11:21
Sorry this was so delayed, but please enjoy the third quarter podcast here.
The last time we did a podcast, we finished a mere hour before the Utah State game in which Utes lost, Wynn was forced to retire, and Wolfman and Eric Rowe both ended up missing some time.
Now I'm thinking that wasn't a fluke, as once again we do a podcast and multiple jinxes come to be. Utes get embarrassed in Seattle, and then later lose out on Bowl Eligibility, BYU ended up laying an egg against SJSU, we help the '72 Dolphins pop the champagne cork, Joey jinxed the crap out of Big Ben and the Steelers, twice, and I'm not sure if we jinxed the Rams or Jinxed the Niners. Was that a double jinx, or do they cancel each other out?
When not jinxing plenty of talk about the first three quarters of the season and the tough road to hoe.
This edition though has some extra reading that goes along with it, that I highly recommend:
New York Times writeup of Jordan Wynn
Why the NFL needs Chip Kelly, or Why you should root for an Oregon National Championship.
I look forward to hearing from the listeners.
Tuesday, November 13. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigksin Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 12:02
Well we got the answer if the Utes had managed to turn their season around. It wasn't a pretty answer, as the Utes take a giant step back after a couple of forward steps. Now they are on the edge of the cliff with a mean looking cat nipping at their heels.
Meanwhile the battle to face BYU in the Poinsettia Bowl is down to three, and things are going to be messy. Continue reading "Red, Blue And Pigksin"
Tuesday, November 6. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 08:46
We weren't ever going to learn a whole lot positive about the Utes with this week's game against Washington State. But we could have learned a whole lot of negative, had the Utes not gone out and taken care of business. Instead a 49-
Of course, in typical Utah fashion this season, they manage to shutout their opponent for 60 minutes and still not end up with a shutout.
BYU continues preparation for the Poinsettia Bowl, but there was some intrigue in the competition to be their opponent. Continue reading "Red, Blue And Pigskin"
Monday, October 29. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 10:48
For the first time all season, both Utah and BYU won on the same Saturday, it was only the second time all season, they had both manage to win during the same week (The previous being the opening Thursday), and the first time all season they both beat a division 1-A opponent during the same week.
After combining for an 0-4 record the previous two weeks, Utah and BYU both decided to open up a couple of cans on their opponents as they both notched wins and accumulated a combined score of 90-44. Which of course makes everyone wonder how these two teams managed 90 points?
For one of the teams, the win was a possible season saver, and could mark a turnaround. For the other, it's a season clincher, as their season has now been determined. Since BYU had the early game on Saturday we'll start with them. Continue reading "Red, Blue And Pigskin"
Monday, October 22. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 10:24
This past week the Utes and the Cougars took their combined 6-7 record to play two teams who were a combined 11-0, and ranked 8th, and 5th in the nation respectively. Not surprising the win totals for one group of teams stayed static at 6, while the loss total for the other group remained a goose egg.
What's of more concern for both teams is how the games unfolded. One team saw the story of their season play out the same as it has all year, while the other team flipped the script on what had been ailing them. Continue reading "Red, Blue And Pigskin"
Wednesday, October 17. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 16:19
You know it wasn't that long ago, that teams in this state were fielding Heisman trophy winners, or candidates (Ty Detmer '90, Alex Smith '04), All-Americans (Smith, Sarkisian), and #1 Overall picks (Smith) at the quarterback position. Now we're relegated to fullbacks who can't throw (Riley), QB's better suited for the option game (Riley, Hill), Division 2 castoffs (Hays), or True Freshmen who are tentative, indecisive, and clearly overwhelmed by the game (Wilson).
What makes the situation all that worse is that for both Utah and BYU, the QB who most led each program to their most recent highest points, are the offensive coordinators, and neither one seems to have a full grasp on their own job.
This past weekend the program whose struggles are least because of the quarterback punted on the present to focus on the future, while the the program whose struggles are mostly because of the QB stubbornly grasps onto a broken present. Continue reading "Red, Blue And Pigskin"
Wednesday, October 10. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 13:33
Last week, all three teams had a chance to define their seasons. What did we learn about any of them? What will it mean going forward for the rest of the season? And can someone, anyone, please find a freaking kicker?
Also, the weekend, when BYU wasn't playing, was far more interesting for them, than the snooze fest of a game the Aggies and Cougars treated us to. But then again that's what happens when news comes out of a colossal coaching blunder that costs a kid at least a season.
Finally we have an instance of when sports and religion do belong in the same conference. You could even say that the Lord actually did help both Utah and BYU this weekend. Continue reading "Red, Blue And Pigskin"
Tuesday, October 2. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 16:38
This week is arguably the most important week of the 2012 season for all three teams collectively. Utah has a serious gut check game against one of College Football's royalty, even if the bloom has fallen off the rose from pre-season expectations of the game. Meanwhile, in Provo, the Beehive Boot is up for grabs for the Aggies when they travel to play BYU.
All three teams will also be done with their week before the weekend even gets here. Continue reading "Red, Blue And Pigskin"
Wednesday, September 26. 2012
Red, Blue And Pigskin Posted by Sideshow in Red, Blue And Pigskin at 13:57
Wow, this week was ugly. Utah and BYU did two things this week. They both played games their fan bases would rather forget, including one game that no human being should ever be forced to watch. They also continued to prove that right now the Aggies of Utah State are the best team in this state. Continue reading "Red, Blue And Pigskin"
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