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Fired Up! - Episode 58

Fired Up! - Episode 58

March 31, 2022

First, The Fire Brigade welcomed a fill-in host back to the show, Hunter Hooper!  We also welcomed a new guest host to the show, Mitch Yake, better known as Scottie. (00:46)

In this episode, The Fire Brigade started off talking about one last NFL free agency trade with Tyreek Hill being traded to the Miami Dolphins. (01:15)

Then, the guys stuck with the NFL and talked about the recent change to the overtime rule for the NFL playoffs starting next season. (11:00)

Next, the team recapped the 2nd weekend of the men's NCAA basketball tournament.  We dived deep into some surprising teams, some disappointing teams, the biggest upsets, and more. (22:05)

We wrapped up the show with the panel analyzing the two Final Four games this weekend in the men's NCAA basketball tournament.  We go into the keys for each game and who we like to pull out the wins. (35:45)

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Fired Up! - Episode 57

Fired Up! - Episode 57

March 23, 2022

In this episode, The Fire Brigade started off talking about more NFL free agency news with Davante Adams headed to the Raiders, Deshaun Watson headed to the Browns, and Matt Ryan headed to the Colts! (00:45)

Then, the guys recapped the 1st weekend of the men's NCAA basketball tournament.  We dive deep into some surprising teams, some disappointing teams, the biggest upsets, and more. (23:34)

We wrapped up the show with the panel discussing the upcoming Sweet 16 games in the men's NCAA basketball tournament.  We go into the keys for every game and give you some players to keep an eye on as the tournament field dwindles down. (39:01)

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Fired Up! - Episode 56

Fired Up! - Episode 56

March 17, 2022

In this episode, The Fire Brigade started off with a quick recap of the Players Championship golf tournament! (00:48)

Next, the show switched to ice hockey to review the three-quarter mark in the NHL's regular season.  We dive into our picks for Stanley Cup champions, MVP winner, most surprising team, and most disappointing team. (04:34)

Our focus then shifted to the MLB to talk about the end of the lockout and rule changes as a result of the owners & players coming to an agreement. (12:16)

Then, the guys talked about more NFL free agency news with Khalil Mack headed to the Chargers, Amari Cooper headed to the Browns, and Tom Brady officially unretiring after only 40 days. (21:20)

We wrapped up the show with the panel discussing the bracket in this year's NCAA March Madness Tournament.  The crew goes deep into the matchups, paths to the Final Four, who was seeded well, and finally who got snubbed by the NCAA selection committee. (32:18)

Last, but not least, the Fired Up! podcast is hosting a March Madness Bracket Challenge and can be found by clicking on this link. The challenge is free to enter and we are giving away prizes to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  Even if you know nothing about basketball, please still join in on the action!

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Fired Up! - Episode 55

Fired Up! - Episode 55

March 10, 2022

In this episode, The Fire Brigade started off with a quick preview of this weekend's Players Championship golf tournament! (00:51)

Next, the show switched to the basketball court to review the three-quarter mark in the NBA regular season.  We dive into our picks for NBA champions, MVP winner, most surprising team, and most disappointing team. (08:33)

Our focus then shifted to the NFL to talk about some big NFL news.  Aaron Rodgers is staying put in Green Bay, Russell Wilson is headed to Denver, and Carson Wentz has a new home in Washington. (25:50)

We wrapped up the show with the panel once again playing the game of In or Out, where we gave our arguments for teams that are on the bubble to potentially make or miss the NCAA tournament in a few days. (40:07)

Last, but not least, the Fired Up! podcast is hosting a March Madness Bracket Challenge and can be found by clicking on this link. The challenge is free to enter and we are giving away prizes to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  Even if you know nothing about basketball, please still join in on the action!

If you enjoyed the show, please give us a follow on our Podbean page in order to tune in live next week.  Also, follow us on Facebook or on Instagram to stay up to date about upcoming shows, contests, and more!

Fired Up! - Episode 54

Fired Up! - Episode 54

March 4, 2022

In this episode, The Fire Brigade started off talking about the results from the PGA Tour's inaugural Player Impact Program! (00:54)

Next, the show switched to the baseball diamond with a quick rundown of the current lockout details and the future of the MLB season this year. (05:30)

Our focus then shifted to the octagon to preview some of the big fights for the upcoming UFC 272 event live from Las Vegas. (12:20)

Then, we moved over to college basketball to recap some of the major conferences' regular-season standings and end-of-year awards.  We run down the Big Ten, the Big East, the Big 12, the ACC, the Pac 12, and the SEC. (18:20)

We wrapped up the show with our analysis and picks for our five college basketball games of the week. (45:58)

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Fired Up! - Episode 53

Fired Up! - Episode 53

February 24, 2022

In this episode, The Fire Brigade started off with a quick recap of NBA All-Star festivities from Cleveland, Ohio! (00:54)

Next, the show switched to the asphalt with a quick rundown of how the drivers fared at the 1st regular season NASCAR race at the Daytona 500. (13:06)

Our focus then shifted to the college football ranks with some discussion about the recent extensions of head coaches, Luke Fickell at Cincinnati & Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. (18:19)

Then, we moved over to college basketball to talk about the revealing of the Top 16 seeds in this year's NCAA tournament if it were to start today. (24:50)

Continuing with college basketball, the panel played the game of In or Out, where we gave our arguments for teams that are on the bubble to potentially make or miss the NCAA tournament next month. (32:40)

We wrapped up the show with our analysis and picks for our five college basketball games of the week. (45:13)

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Fired Up! - Episode 52

Fired Up! - Episode 52

February 17, 2022

In this episode, The Fire Brigade started off with a quick recap of Super Bowl 56.  From there we have a couple of follow-up topics with whether or not we thought the Cincinnati Bengals would be back in the Super Bowl next year and if Matthew Stafford is a lock for the Hall of Fame after winning his 1st Super Bowl ring! (00:54)

Next, the show switched to the asphalt with some talk about the 1st NASCAR race of the 2022 regular season kicking off this weekend in Daytona. (12:53)

Our focus then shifted to the NBA with some discussion around the winners & losers after the NBA trade deadline last week. (19:42)

Continuing with the NBA the guys talked about the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend live from Cleveland, Ohio.  We dive into who will win each of the skill competitions, some snubs & surprises from the All-Star team selections, and who will ultimately win the NBA All-Star game between Team LeBron and Team Durant. (30:52)

We wrapped up the show with our analysis and picks for our five college basketball games of the week. (44:29)

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Fired Up! - Episode 51

Fired Up! - Episode 51

February 11, 2022

In this episode, The Fire Brigade started off with some of the recent head coaching hires for the Houston Texans, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Miami Dolphins, the Minnesota Vikings, and the New Orleans Saints! (00:51)

Next, the show stuck with the NFL with a few predictions for the end of regular season honors.  That's right the crew picked their favorites for MVP, Coach of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year, and finally Defensive Rookie of the Year. (16:43)

Continuing in the NFL the guys previewed Super Bowl 56 between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. (29:00)

Our focus then shifted to the octagon to talk a little bit about UFC 271. (35:20)

We wrapped up the show with our analysis and picks for our five college basketball games of the week. (40:33)

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Fired Up! - Episode 50

Fired Up! - Episode 50

February 3, 2022

In this episode, The Fire Brigade started off with the recent retirement of former New England Patriots & Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB, Tom Brady. with a quick recap of the AFC & NFC Championship playoff games in the NFL! (01:12)

Next, the show stuck with the NFL with a quick recap of the AFC & NFC Championship playoff games in the NFL! (07:04)

Continuing in the NFL the guys talked about some of the recent head coaching hires for the Chicago Bears, the Denver Broncos, the New York Giants, and the Las Vegas Raiders. (12:54)

Our focus then shifted overseas with some discussion about the upcoming Winter Olympics live from Beijing, China. (26:58)

Afterward, we moved to the ice with some insight into the NHL All-Star Weekend festivities. (30:47)

The show doesn't stop there, as we discuss the 1st preseason race in NASCAR from a unique venue, LA Memorial Coliseum. (33:57)

We wrapped up the show with our analysis and picks for our five college basketball games of the week. (39:11)

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Fired Up! - Episode 49

Fired Up! - Episode 49

January 27, 2022

In this episode, The Fire Brigade started off with a quick recap of the NFL Divisional Round playoff games!

Next, the show stuck with the NFL to analyze the upcoming AFC and NFC Championship playoff games!

Then, the guys talked about the sudden announcement out of the New Orleans Saints camp with their head coach, Sean Payton, stepping away from the team.

Our focus then shifted over to the baseball diamond with the recent news of Boston Red Sox great, David Ortiz, being elected in the baseball Hall of Fame.

Afterward, we shifted to the ice with a midseason review of the current NHL regular seasons.  We give you our picks for Stanley Cup champ(s), MVP(s), most surprising team(s), and most disappointing team(s).

We wrapped up the show with our analysis and picks for our five college basketball games of the week.

If you enjoyed the show, please give us a follow on our Podbean page in order to tune in live next week.  Also, follow us on Facebook or on Instagram to stay up to date about upcoming shows, contests, and more!

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