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Common Ground Football Podcast
63 minutes | a year ago
087 : Super Bowl Recap; Hips Don’t Lie
The 2019 NFL season is officially in done! Bryan goes through his recap of Super Bowl LIV. What went right for the Chiefs along with what went wrong for Niners, and did the game live up to expectations? He covers the halftime show and of course the commercials too. Then it’s NFL news time with a Cowboys and Seahawks contribution. Dennis From Ohio chimes in with his question of the week and we get ready for the offseason. Congrats to the Chiefs! Go Hawks, Go Dragons, and Go Cowboys.
55 minutes | a year ago
086 : Super Bowl Week; Sports Can Be An Escape
We are back and just in time for the big game. Bryan does a very quick recap of the Seahawks final 2019 game, and then moves on to Super Bowl discussion. What is the biggest key for each team to beat the other according to Bryan? Find out those and why he thinks you should be careful before picking your winner in this game. Then there is some Super Bowl Party food discussion followed by two questions for our Niners fan, Dennis From Ohio. Bryan picks his winner and then addresses the Kobe Bryant tragedy, and how it affected him as a parent and an empathetic human being. The show rolls on! Go Hawks!
48 minutes | a year ago
085 : ’19 Divisional Round; Shaken Up, Things Have Been
What a crazy Wild Card Weekend it was. We had 4 really good games and Bryan talks about them all, but dives deep into what the Seahawks did in Philly to take down the Eagles and move on to the Divisional Round this week. There is also some NFL coaching news to go over, including a new coach for the Dallas Cowboys. What did Tom Brady decide on for his future? Do we care? Bryan then looks ahead to the Divisional Round matchups including the Seahawks vs Packers on Sunday afternoon. What must the Hawks do to leave victorious and where might their next stop be? Dennis From Ohio chimes in with a couple good questions and then it’s game picks to finish it all off. Loaded episode. #ButterySmooth Go Hawks & Go Cowboys!
36 minutes | a year ago
084 : ’19 Wild Card Weekend; Technical Difficulties
An episode cut short, but still full of good content. Bryan has a lot to say about the week 17 matchup for the NFC West title. He also has some things to say about Dallas and their final game of the season. He goes through how the final playoff seeding turned out, who was let go on Black Monday, and the first 20 picks of the 2020 draft. That’s where things go sideways with equipment and unfortunately this episode will end. Still a fun one and plenty to hear. Go Hawks & Go Cowboys!
58 minutes | a year ago
083 : ’19 Week 17; This One Is For All The Marbles
Let’s not focus on the past and the embarassment of Week 16 and move past it to Week 17 and the games that matter now. Cowboys need a win and an Eagles loss to keep their playoff hopes alive. Seahawks face the Niners in a Sunday Night Game for the division title and hopefully a bye week in the playoffs. Dennis From Ohio joins Bryan to talk about Niners vs Seahawks, game picks and a little Star Wars. Outside of that, Bryan goes over the final week’s playoff clinching scenarios and the big back in time running back signings in Seattle. Will it help the Hawks get a victory? We shall see! Go Hawks and Go Cowboys I guess.
65 minutes | a year ago
082 : ’19 Week 16; Go In With Low Expectations
Cowboys rebound, Seahawks hang on, and week 15 was a doozy! Bryan recaps the week and the big Cowboys win, as well as the Seahawks winning and clinching a playoff berth. Where does everyone sit now in the playoff hunt? The Patriots look pretty damn guilty with the new evidence. Drew Brees is one of the greatest, and he just keeps going. Josh Gordon…suspended…again. Plus, Dennis from Ohio’s question of the week! Then it’s a short week 16 preview, game picks, and it’s Star Wars week, so some parting words on how take in the final Skywalker saga film. May the force be with you all and Go Hawks & Go Cowboys!
78 minutes | a year ago
081 : ’19 Week 15; Why Take the Hard Road?
Why do they have to make everything more difficult? The easy path was right in front of them, and yet, they choose not to even look at taking it. We are course referring to the Seattle Seahawks. It was a loss for both our teams in week 14. Dallas falls to da Bears, while Seattle doesn’t even come close to the Rams. Overall a bad week for both teams. In this episode Bryan goes through what happened with both teams including a very spirited rant on the current state of his Seahawks. Not to be missed. He also goes over the updated playoff picture, the Patriots cheating again, and Dallas finally making a change. Then it’s time to preview Week 15 as Dallas hosts the Rams and the Seahawks travel to Carolina to take on the Panthers. Must win game for both teams. What do they need to do to win? Listen to Bryan’s opinion on just that. Winners and Dennis From Ohio round out a loaded episode. Go Hawks and Go Cowboys.
76 minutes | a year ago
080 : ’19 Week 14; One Rises, While the Other Falls
We make the final turn into the final quarter of the 2019 season with only 4 games left. The Seahawks are ascending in the NFC ranks while the Cowboys continue to stumble to the finish line. Loaded episode. Quick recap of Week 12, then an in depth look at the week 13 loss for the Cowboys and the thrilling Monday Night win for the Seahawks. Bryan looks at some NFL news stories, including Minshew Mania returning and Ron Rivera being fired in Carolina, plus the most updated playoff standings. Dennis From Ohio chimes in with his weekly question and then it’s on to preview the Week 14 match ups for both Dallas and Seattle. Both teams face very important games, with playoff implication hanging in the balance. What do they need to do to win? Game picks, and a few other things cap off a fun and exciting episode. Go Cowboys & Go Hawks!
130 minutes | a year ago
079 : ’19 Week 12; Every Game Matters Now, ft. Dean Giles and Dennis Alstad
Dean and Dennis are back! Dean Giles jumps on with Bryan to recap the Cowboys win in Detroit and preview what they must do to beat the Patriots in New England this week. He also gives his thoughts on the Seahawks vs Eagles game and a couple tidbits on the Colin Kaepernick situation. Then the one and only Dennis From Ohio stops by to talk NFL News including his take on the Kaepernick story as well as some thoughts on International games, Myles Garret, and a detailed NFC West update including his Niners and the Seahawks that are trying to take the division title for themselves. Bryan also previews the Seahawks game in Philadelphia and what the Hawks must do to win there. All that plus some game picks and so much more! #ButterySmooth GO HAWKS & GO COWBOYS!
81 minutes | a year ago
078 : ’19 Week 11; What Did We Just Witness?
Was that the craziest football game you have ever seen? It had to be pretty close. Week 10 goes out with a bang with the Seahawks beating the Niners in overtime. Bryan breaks that one down and also discusses the Cowboys losing to the Vikings and how it was the worst possible time for the Cowboys to lose a game. Kaepernick gets a workout? The NFL flexing the schedule a bit, and what is up with the officiating. Those topics and then a week 11 preview of for the Cowboys as they travel to Detroit to play the Lions. Seahawks on a bye, which means you get a relaxed Bryan in another Buttery Smooth episode. Go Hawks and Go Cowboys!
117 minutes | a year ago
077 : ’19 Week 10; Things Are About To Get Interesting
HUGE week for both the Cowboys and Seahawks. Dallas has a chance to really put a strangle hold on the division, while Seattle has the chance to challenge the Niners for the NFC West. In this episode, Bryan recaps the Seahawks week 9 win and then with special guest, Dean Giles, goes over the Cowboys week 9 win and previews their week 10 matchup with the Vikings. Then it’s time to talk Monday Night Football with Niners fan, Dennis Alstad, aka Dennis From Ohio. Great conversations with both guests who know plenty about their teams. All that plus Mailbag and game picks. Go Hawks and Go Cowboys!
57 minutes | a year ago
076 : ’19 Week 9; Tale of Two Halves
Back again, this time with Bryan riding solo. Quick week 7 recap and a good rant in his week 8 recap. Why can’t the Seahawks just have a good, easy, clean win? Just one? Michael Bennett now in Dallas is hilarious, the trade deadline was a bust, and there are a couple of must see games on the schedule this week. In week 9, the Hawks host the Bucs and Dallas goes to New York to play the Giants on Monday Night! Bryan breaks down those games and what needs to happen to see some wins come out of the matches. Dennis From Ohio chimes in with his question of the week, and always, some spicy game picks. Might even be some Star Wars talk in this one. #ButterySmooth
80 minutes | 2 years ago
075 : ’19 Week 7; Oh Look, Another Flag!
Another week flies by, kind of like all the flags flying in the air during an average NFL game these days. Andrew recaps the Cowboys loss to the Jets, while Bryan goes over another semi-ugly win for the Seahawks, this time against the Cleveland Browns. Plus, Ramsey is traded, Mariota is benched, and Bennett is suspended. Week 7 previews include what the guy’s teams need to do to win this week and then they dive into the NFL story of the week…officiating. The NFL has a problem and the guys give their opinions on how to fix it and why it needs to be fixed. #ButterySmooth
91 minutes | 2 years ago
074 : ’19 Week 6; Stats Don’t Lie, Or Do They?
We roll into week 6 with some fire! In their week 5 recaps, the guys have two very different stories to tell with the Cowboys losing their second in a row and the Seahawks taking down their division rival. Is it time for Cowboys fans to panic? Are the Seahawks an NFC favorite now? In NFL stories, the guys discuss Tom Brady’s aging, if the PI challenge is working, NFL coaching hot seats, and HandShakeGate2019 with Sherman vs Baker. With week 6 upon us, the Cowboys travel to New Jersey to play the terrible Jets and the Seahawks go to Cleveland to play the overrated Browns, but both Bryan and Andrew make it clear that their teams cannot play down to the level of their competition. These are trap games, and both teams better go in knowing that. Cap all that off with some mail bag, Dennis From Ohio, and game picks!!!
73 minutes | 2 years ago
073 : ’19 Week 5; Share the Cake!
Can’t believe the first quarter of the season has come and gone. The guys give their assessment of their teams so far, how week 4 went, and what do both teams need to do to win in week 5. On top of that, there is a healthy discussion about all the flags being thrown this season, and how it’s hurting the game. How did New England get such a cake schedule even as Super Bowl Champs? The Burfict suspension is a huge topic and Andrew goes all in on what should be done. Dennis From Ohio chimes in as his Niners look to stay perfect. All that plus game picks and usual fun. Go Hawks & Go Cowboys.
103 minutes | 2 years ago
072 : ’19 Week 4; Spicy Nuggets Are Back
Andrew returns healthy and ready to talk about his Cowboys and their 3-0 success. He recaps both the week 2 win against the Redskins, and the week 3 win against the Dolphins. How does this offense keep ticking? What’s different? How much confidence does he have going forward. All questions are answered. On the other side of the couch, Bryan doesn’t have the same feelings for his Seahawks. He recaps their all out embarrassing performance against the Saints. What went wrong and who is to blame is discussed in detail. But that’s the past and it’s time to look forward to week 4. The guys go over the Cowboys matchup in New Orleans and the Seahawks trip south to Arizona. What does each team need to do to win? On top of all that, the guys discuss the new age of QB’s upon us, what happened to the hyped Browns, Troy Aikman with a little stab at Mahomes, and who are the biggest disappointments in the NFL so far? All that plus #DennisFromOhio and mailbag questions, game picks, and always a little fun. Go Hawks and Go Cowboys!
67 minutes | 2 years ago
071 : ’19 Week 3; Don’t Downplay the Competition
Bryan is riding solo this week with Andrew out sick. He does his best to talk Cowboys and rants and raves about the week 2 results of his Seahawks. What went right and what went wrong? Eli Manning, all the injured QB’s, Jalen Ramsey rumors, and the rigged Patriot’s schedule are the news stories of the week. For a week 3 preview, it’s all about not downplaying the competition. Miami is bad, but Dallas should still be careful. Drew Brees may be hurt but that doesn’t make New Orleans a sure win for the Hawks, not even one bit. What do the Seahawks need to do to beat the Saints and go 3-0? Game picks, a fun NFL100 activity, and of course the world famous #DennisFromOhio segment. Go Hawks and Go Cowboys!
85 minutes | 2 years ago
070: ’19 Week 2; The Great Clavicle Epidemic
The first week of NFL games are in the books and what an opening week it was. Andrew’s Cowboys went all out in all phases of the game and beat the Giants. Dak had an MVP style performance and probably added a couple million to his impending extension. Andrew is a happy guy and shares this thoughts on the game and what he saw his team accomplish. In Seattle, Bryan’s Seahawks narrowly escaped with a win over Cincinnati and it wasn’t pretty. A win is a win, but it was an ugly win. What went wrong, what was embarrassing, and what went right? He talks about it all that and there is a rant or two about offensive philosophy. In the end, both teams are 1-0 heading into week 2. The guys preview this week’s games as well discuss Antonio Brown, Aaron Rodgers, the great clavicle epidemic of 2019, and many more NFL news stories. Plus, Dennis From Ohio asks his question of the week and we do a little social media mail bag. Go Hawks and Go Cowboys!
81 minutes | 2 years ago
069 : ’19 Week 1; Are You Ready For Winning?
We finally made it to week 1 of the 2019 football season!!! We have to look back before we can look forward though so the guys give a quick review of the 4th preseason game for both teams, what the impacts were that bled over to cut day, and ultimately, who is and isn’t on the 2019 rosters. Huge news out of both teams. Cowboys get a couple extensions done, including the one everyone has been waiting for. The Seahawks trade for Clowney in what can only be described as highway robbery. What does that do to the defense in Seattle? With week 1 upon us, the guys preview their games as the Eli Manning led Giants visit Dallas while a new look Bengals team makes the journey to Seattle. Then it’s extra fun time with predictions all over the place to begin the season, because….why not! Another appearance from Dennis From Ohio and so much more. It’s time for meaningful football!!! Let’s roll…
92 minutes | 2 years ago
068 : Your Journey, Nears Its End
The regular season is now that light at the end of the tunnel. The guys go over the happenings from the dress rehearsal games, talk about team news, and then what to look for in the final preseason game. Is there a Zeke update? Has CJ Prosise risen from the dead? Bryan and Andrew also give their take on Andrew Luck retiring so young and what that means for players in the future. Also in this special episode, they take some time to discuss some Star Wars. The Mandalorian trailer was released as well as some special footage from the upcoming Episode 9 film, Rise of Skywalker. The two Star Wars nerds have plenty of reaction to both those releases, and you can sense the excitement. One more week and then it all means something. Go Hawks and Go Cowboys.
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