Friday Sportsbash: Someone From This Station Is a Sixers PA Announcer Finalist, Plus Eagles Cardinals Preview
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Here is today’s show: Friday September 21st, 2012
Sixers PA Job
Mike and Todd open up today’s show with a big surprise for the listeners. Both tried out for the open Sixers PA Announcer and one of them made it through to the top 12. They both described the process of the auditions, i.e. receiving a number, waiting in a small room for a few hours, getting called into another room before finally getting to try out. In the audio below, they both decline to reveal who made it to the top-12, but it was indeed Mike Gill. So good luck to him as he awaits a call telling him his fate.
With the Eagles banged up on the offensive side of the ball, our Injury Expert Joe DeRosa calls in and updates us on the status of Jeremy Maclin, King Dunlap, and Jason Kelce in particular. Maclin and Dunlap have already been ruled out for Sunday’s game.
Got a chance to get ESPN NFL Analyst Herm Edwards on for an interview to preview Eagles vs. Cardinals. Edwards said the Eagles defense is vastly improved just because of what they’ve done in these two games with their offense tuning the ball over 9 times. The coach also said that Vick is going to be risky and when he sees pressure, hes going to look to make a play and you cant ask him to stay in the pocket and be a pocket passer.
6-Pack of Picks
Mike Gill (2-3-1): Tampa Bay +7 1/2, San Francisco -6 1/2, Arizona +3
Todd Ranck (4-1-1): Indy -3, Houston – 2 1/2, Washington -3
Sportsbash Stock Exchange
Pete’s Picks returns for another season on The Sportsbash. This year me, Mike and Todd go head-to-head in a matchup of Sunday NFL games.
1. Rams +7 @ Bears
2. Jets -2 @ Dolphins
3. Steelers -3 1/2 @ Raiders
4. Pats +2 1/2 @ Ravens
5. Chiefs +7 1/2 @ Saints
Mike Gill (5-4-1): Rams, Dolphins, Steelers, Ravens, Chiefs
Todd Ranck (4-5-1): Rams, Dolphins, Raiders, Pats, Chiefs
Pete G (1-3-1): Bears, Jets, Steelers, Pats, Saints
Press of AC Dave Weinberg called in LIVE from Arizona with the Eagles as they get ready for the Cardinals. Weinberg said this game could be a ‘trap’ situation for the Eagles, they will play the Giants next Sunday night at home. Dave also talked about Jeremy Maclin and King Dunlap who are both out injured. Follow Dave Weinberg on Twitter.
Dave Pasch, play-by-play voice for the Arizona Cardinals joined us for The Outside View for a look at the game from the Cardinals side of things. On Kevin Kolb: Pasch said that Kolb usually plays the best when the pressure is not on the QB. And on DRC Pasch said that perhaps look for the Cardinals
It’s a Friday edition of the top tweets of the day!
Ryan Messick’s 5 Keys to the Game
1. Shut down Larry Fitzgerald
2. Protect the Football
3. Recognize Blitzes and Pick Them Up
4. Establish The Run Inside
5. Get The Screen Game Going
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org