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21 minutes | May 24, 2019
HtL 19.017 - AFL Week 6 Review
We take a look back at Austrian Divisional action and the AFL Week 6 over the weekend. We also take a look forward at the upcoming matchups in Week 7 as well as discuss the upcoming CEFL Thriller in Chur between the Calanda Broncos and the Kragujevac Wild Boars. For more information, show notes, links, merchandise, and contact information, head over to hittheline.com.
79 minutes | May 21, 2019
HtL 19.016 - Levy (Daniel Levy)
On a rainy day in Salzburg, I meet up with Bolzano Giants Offensive Coordinator, Daniel Levy, to talk football around the world, his playing days under Gary Patterson, how he found himself winning championships in 3 different countries on two continents, the Europe Warriors program, his recent tenure and subsequent dismissal from the Prague Black Panthers, and some important lessons for coaching football both in general, and abroad. Head over to hittheline.com for more information, show notes, contact information, and merchandise.
24 minutes | May 17, 2019
HtL 19.015 - AFL Week 6
It has been a wild ten days since Episode 14: we've got a major coaching change in Prague, two of my former clubs are rolling in the CEFL Tournament, while the ECTC has fallen apart, and teams have been separating themselves in the Austrian Divisional levels. We also take a look at the AFL Week 6 Action coming up this weekend. Let's do this! Head over to hittheline.com for more information, show notes, links, merchandise, and contact information!
16 minutes | May 7, 2019
HtL 19.014 - AFL Week 5 Review
Dylan Potts is back! Weather ravages offensive production. Some unexpected competitive matchups and a Defensive Showdown in the Capitol. Coach Bonnell takes a look at Week 5 in the AFL as well as some of the Division 1 and 3 matchups in Austria over the weekend. For more information, merchandise, contact information, and show notes, head over to hittheline.com
89 minutes | May 4, 2019
HtL 19.013 - Raphi (Raphaela Wimmer)
On a beautiful day in Salzburg, I sit down for a coffee with Salzburg Ducks First Ladies signal caller, Raphaela Wimmer, before she prepares for her Matura examinations next week. We discuss life, football as a girl growing up in Salzburg, Austria. America through the eyes of a foreigner, the first season of Women’s Football in Salzburg and much more. Head over to hittheline.com for more information, show notes, and merchandise, and contact information.
83 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
HtL 19.012 - Pedro (Pedro De Souza)
I sit down with Salzburg Ducks Halfback Pedro Murilo Macedo De Souza in his very nice apartment near Mirabelle Palace in beautiful Salzburg, Austria. Pedro is a Brasilian native who was raised in the Land of Mozart and has a lot of insight on living in a foreign culture. We talk about life growing up as a foreigner in Austria, Brasil, Jordan B. Peterson, his 3-0 Salzburg Ducks, and more! Head on over to hittheline.com for show notes, links, contact information, merchandise, and all your Hit the Line needs!
18 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
HtL 19.011 - AFL Week 4
It was a WILD Easter Weekend in the Austrian Football League. A new quarterback puts 75 points on the board, another comes back from injury to throw for 400+ yards, another comes back from injury, another rolls, and turnovers rule the day. Get caught up on all the action here. For more information, head over to hittheline.com
81 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
HtL 19.010 - Fuksa (Josef Fuksa)
I get lucky and find seasoned Czech Lineman, Josef Fuksa, with a few free hours to sit down and chat about American Football, growing the game in the Czech Republic and Europe, his experience with the WWE, the women's game and more! Come join us in Kampa Park and get to know one of the great characters in the game of football in Europe. For more information, merchandise, and show notes. Head over to hittheline.com
71 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
HtL 19.009 - Šimmi (Jan Šimanek)
I head up to Prague to catch the Prague Black Panthers as they take on the Projekt Spielberg Graz Giants in Austrian Football League action. While up in Capital of Bohemia, I sit down with Dr. Jan Šimanek, an orthopedic trauma surgeon who moonlights as a Defensive End for PBP. For more information, links, Merchandise, & Show Notes, head over to hittheline.com
25 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
HtL 19.008 - AFL Week 2 Review
A lot of action in American Football around Austria this weekend. Coach Bonnell gives you his thoughts on the second week of AFL football and previews the upcoming Week 3. Also a roundup of Divisional action as well. It’s a quick and dirty episode of Hit the Line! For more information, head over to hittheline.com
55 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
HtL 19.007 - GTY (Alex Renner)
This week, I sit down with Alex Renner, new owner of the Guard the Yard (GTY) Football Camps. Recorded at Coffee Press in Salzburg, we talk about the direction of GTY and how we can help grow the game here in Central Europe. We also take a moment to talk about Tomasi Kongaika, a former teammate of mine who passed this weekend. Then we wrap up with some thoughts about the opening weekend of the Austrian Football League and the lower divisions in Austria, and take a look forward to the AFL's week 2 matchups.
30 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
HtL 19.006 - AFL Week 1 Review
Exciting opening weekend of the Austrian Football League. The Road Warriors all come out on top, while Prague and Vienna get pushed back a week due to weather. Football is BACK in Austria!
65 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
HtL 19.005 - Mister Mike (Miha Hrovat)
I stick around in Domzale this weekend to sit down with Miha Hrovat, a young Defensive Back for the Domzale Tigers, who moonlights as a Craft Brewer, Vlogger, & Philanthropist . His Treecelet Project has already planted over 2,000 trees in the rainforests of Madagascar & Indonesia. We talk about his history with the game and what’s next for the Domzale Tigers as they’ve merged with the Ljubljana Silverhawks.
91 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
HtL 19.004 - Piko (Matic Pirnat)
I get out of Austria this weekend and head down to Ljubljana to talk with former Domzale Tigers Head Coach Matic Pirnat to discuss how he went from a youth chasing goats and chickens on a mountainside farm in rural Slovenia to working with and learning from a storied NFL franchise like the Miami Dolphins. We also discuss his career ending Knee Injury that 9-months later, he is still recovering from and needs your help
81 minutes | Mar 6, 2019
HtL 19.003 - Manhattan (James Gales, Jr.)
In the second interview of this new Podcast series, I sit down with Princeton Graduate and 2017 All-Ivy League Defensive Back, James Gales, Jr. The Manhattan native is currently a professional Defensive Back with the Traun Steelsharks in the Austrian Football League. We talk his Ivy League experience, 150 years of Princeton Football, balancing school and football, growing up as an athlete in Manhattan, and professional football abroad. Hope you enjoy the show! For more info and/or show notes, go to www.hittheline.com
84 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
HtL 19.002 - The Don (John Uribe)
This week we get our feet wet here at Hit the Line as I sit down in Linz, Austria with a bottle of Kentucky Bourbon in the flat of the current Signal Caller for the Traun Steelsharks of the AFL. Meet John Uribe, former Santa Barbara Don, Lindenwood Lion, Tri Cities Fever, Belgrade Wolf, & current Traun Steelshark. The SoCal native has a lot to share as we sit down and chat about a myriad of topics ranging from Pay-to-Tryout Prodays to the weekend he became the Don of the Dons. Hope you enjoy the show! For more info and/or show notes, go to www.hittheline.com
4 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
HtL 19.001 - Introduction & Overview
American Football is growing in popularity around the world. Each Thursday, join Coach Raymond „Romo“ Bonnell, long-time American Football Coach in Europe, as he travels the globe to introduce you to some of the characters and stories from these budding international Gridirons. He connects some long-forgotten tales of the Gridiron glory days of old to an exploration of the game as it finds a foothold in the least likely of places. If you love the game of football, Hit the Line is podcast for you.
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