Author Archives: Thomas Waind

The Shootaround Episode 39 – Welcome Back 2021 Edition

Link to Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/bench-talk-radio/id1505632446#episodeGuid=6ba3b0e0-534b-46aa-bd20-04038215fb42 Ben, Blake, Cam and I kick off our first podcast of 2021 with all of the topics everyone is asking for: haircuts, New Years resolutions, Mantei Te’o, Quinton Byfield/Nik Antropov comparisons and much more. (3:50) NFL Wild Card Round(22:22) College Football(25:50) Blake’s thoughts on last weekend’s Eagles debacle(29:15) Best NFL coaching vacancy(35:35) Francisco Lindor trade(43:06)

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NFC Wild Card Round Preview

Unlike an AFC slate that has some intriguing Wild Card teams in the Ravens and Colts, the NFC looks to be pretty top-heavy. But even if it seems pretty easy to go chalk in your office playoff brackets, there are is some potential for chaos. The quarterbacks leave some wiggle room for intrigue. Russel Wilson has been elite at points

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The Shootaround Episode 38 – Leaving 2020 in the Rearview Mirror

In our last Shootaround podcast of 2020 there is a lot of reflection on the year that was. First off we get our weekly sports talk out of the way before we remember some of the wild moments that defined 2020.  (1:42) College Football Talk(8:19) NFL Round-Up – Bills, Patriots, Cowboys, Carson Wentz, Raiders, Fantasy Football(33:16) Checking in on the

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The Shootaround Episode 37 – Trivia Round 8 Challenger Edition – The Fat Boy friends Take Flight

Another week without Blake and Zach, so Adam makes back-to-back appearances. This time he brings along Jeff to take on the Washington Generals in a round of Trivia. Before we start trivia we talk about fantasy basketball and give a status report on the week 14 NFL parlay. This week’s trivia topics included:-Canadian geography-Where athletes went to college-Jersey numbers-Movies-“Highest Paid

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The Shootaround Episode 36 – The Podcasting Debut of Adam Cooke + The All 2000’s Fantasy Draft

This week we welcome Brock Badgers alum, Adam Cooke, to the pod as a guest.  Off the top we get an impromptu podcast performance review from Adam, give a status update on Tom’s NFL Sunday parlay and roast Cameron for some of his betting groupchat etiquette. We then get into an all-2000’s draft where we select actors, athletes, musicians, movies

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The Shootaround Episode 34 – Tiger vs. Sam Snead

We kick off today’s podcast with Ben’s long-awaited hot-take: Tiger Woods is the most overrated athlete ever. I then debates the idea of relocated teams using brands of their old cities (ie. Colorado “Nordiques” and the Carolina “Whalers”) We also cover some NBA free agency, basketball lay-up line songs, bash Cameron for missing another episode, Trevor Bauer, Vladdy’s weight loss,

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The Shootaround Episode 32 – The Three Man Weave + Headline Round-Up

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tom, Cam and Ben throw the planned podcast out the window and just have a talk. Some of the topics covered:-tattoos-Alex Trebek-hockey starting back up during COVID-sports betting-world travel (or a lack there of in Cameron’s case)-would you travel to space if you had the opportunity?-Adam Sandler-movies

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The Shootaround Episode 31 – The “No Excuses” Trivia Round 7

We kick off this episode with a bit of Bills-Patriots trash-talk. Blake then gives his final thoughts on the World Series Then we get down to the main event: Trivia Round 7. This week in order to negate any possible excuses, Cameron and Ben get to choose the categories:-World Cup-FBS School Nicknames-Jersey Numbers-AFC East Football-NHL Goalies Here’s an update on

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