Ryan Pace finally faced the media to try and present hope to Chicago Bears fans. Did he succeed? And what of John Fox? Did he improve his tarnished image. The Bears Barroom Barflies analyze and provide R-rated fun.
BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the Minnesota Vikings' second matchup with the Chicago Bears in their final pregame assessment for the 2016 season. Primary talking points include running back Jordan Howard's quietly outstanding rookie season while playing in the shadow of Dallas Cowboys rookie rusher Ezekiel Elliott, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's nearly complete 34 defense, the potential for the Vikings to do something they haven't achieved since 2009, a brief discussion on the "Terence Newman situation" and some forward-thinking following what has been a disastrous year for Minnesota.
Chicago Bears Christmases are starting to feel a lot like a Charlie Brown Christmas. Every season fans go in with high expectations and every year Lucy pulls the football out and the Bears fall on their butt. That's the mood for this week's Holiday show, but do not bypass this show, because along the way there are tons of laughs and insights shared.
Jose Cotto, Lorin Cox, Shayne Marsaw and Phil Ottochian join Bears Barroom Radio host Aldo Gandia and talk about several topics including whether Ryan Pace should re-tag (if he;s unable to sign to a long-term contract) Alshon Jeffery, the future of Kyle Fuller and which young players deserve more playing time in the last two game.
The show ends with a grab bag. Each of the Barflies hands out a Christmas present to someone in the Bears organization. Don't miss the ho ho ho hilarity.
Looks like the Green Bay Packers might be headed to a week 17 showdown with the Detroit Lions for the division title. Week 15 set up that scenario with the Packers holding off the Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions losing to the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings all but officially eliminated from the playoffs after a stunning loss to the Colts at home. Barroom Blitz is the only podcast you will find dedicated to giving you a fast-paced look at all of the weekly NFC North action. Here's our cast of analysts and where you can find their segments:
- Detroit Lions – 30 seconds in – Nick Kostora – @
- Green Bay Packers – 4 minutes and 20 seconds – Robert Trader – @
- Minnesota Vikings – 12 minutes and 30 seconds BJ Reidell – @
- Chicago Bears – 17 minutes and 20 seconds – Jose Cotto – @
- Host – Aldo Gandia @
Every Friday afternoon, after the Green Bay Packers issue their last injury report for the week, Robert Trader goes behind the microphone to update fans on the latest. Trader offers all of the specifics available and then talks strategy. It's a great weekend listen to get your ready for the Packers next game. And, this week with so much on the line against the rival Chicago Bears, it's vital Packers fans are fully loaded with information.
Bears Barroom Radio is without two of the regular Barflies, Jose Cotto and Phil Ottochian, so you'd figure the rest of the gang would produce a breezy, quick show. Nope. Lorin Cox, Shayne Marsaw and Aldo Gandia had so much to talk about the gang went for almost 90 minutes. The talk began with how to beat the Green Bay Packers, went on to whether fan's expectations were too high for 2016 and concluded with Vic Fangio potentially becoming head coach in 2017. Take a listen and let us know your thoughts.
It's Bears week and while some might think the game only has significance for the playoff contending Green Bay Packers it does not. The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have one of the most histroic rivalries in all sports. Robert Trader talks about the rivalry and then welcomes Lorin Cox, writer for BearsWire.com, co-host of Bears Barroom Radio and analyst for Pro Football Focus to preview the game.
Barroom Blitz is our fast-paced podcast dedicated to keeping you posted on all four NFC North teams. Here's a breakdown on the order of our analysis, the time of the show you can find that particular segment and who is bringing you the information (plus their twitter account):
- Detroit Lions - 30 seconds in - Nick Kostora - @
- Green Bay Packers - 5 minutes and 25 seconds - Robert Trader - @
- Minnesota Vikings - 13 minutes and 5 seconds BJ Reidell - @
- Chicago Bears - 19 minutes and 50 seconds - Jose Cotto - @
- Host - Aldo Gandia @
The Vic Fangio rumors out of Halas Hall have become a huge problem for the Chicago Bears organization. Lorin Cox, Phil Ottochian and Shayne Marsaw dig into what we know and discuss the ramifications of the turmoil at Halas Hall.
The Detroit Lions extend their 1st place lead, but still get no respect. The Minnesota Vikings know ttey have to win out for a chance at the playoffs. Thr Green Bay Packers had fun in the snow, but failed to impress. And, the Bears avoid being the worst team in the NFL. Analysis and player interviews.
The Detroit Lions won a huge week 12 game over the Minnesota Vikings. The Green Bay Packers broke their four game losing streak with an impressive road win. And, the Chicago Bears dropped another game at Soldier Field. Those are among the topics discussed in the all-encompassing, fast-paced 30-minute episode of Barroom Blitz.
Barroom Blitz covers action from all four NFC North teams. Reports come from analysts intimately familiar with each division team. It's the type of detailed coverage you won't get from the national media and peppered with the passion you don't often hear from local media. Barroom Blitz is noted by Aldo Gandia (@) an Emmy award winning television producer, writer and host.
His contributors are:
- BJ Reidell (@) Executive Editor of NFCN Barroom and co-host of ATL: About The Labor
- Nick Kostora (@) journalist, and co-host of Detroit Lions Radio
- Robert Trader (@ ) co-host of Packers Barroom with Robert Trader
- Jose Cotto, (@) Senior Analyst of Bears Barroom.com
What does the Chicago Bears franchise do after the humiliating loss in Tampa Bay? The Bears Barroom barflies discuss short and long-term possibilities.
Bears Barroom Radio is the perfect place for suffering fans to hang out and listen to similarly grieving fans of the Bears. These fans have extensive football knowledge. They are:
- Lorin Cox, Pro Football Focus analyst and BearsWire.com writer
- Jose Cotto, Senior Analyst Bears Barroom.com
- Shayne Marsaw, Lead Analyst BearsBarroom.com
- Phil Ottochian, Former coach/scout and host of Chicago Bears Daily Dose
One of the barflies is missing, but hardly missed. And, remember, drink responsibly and Beardown!
Despite having a bye week, the Detroit Lions move into first place by virtue of another Minnesota Vikings loss. Nick Kostora of Detroit Lions Radio explains what the Lions must do to maintain their 1st place lead. BJ Reidell from the Minnesota Vikings podcast, About The Labor, sifts through the mess that is the Vikings. Robert Trader of Packers Barroom Podcast tries to figure out the Green Bay Packers implosion. Finally, Jose Cotto wraps things up with a fiery evaluation of the Chicago Bears loss in Tampa Bay and calls for the firing of head coach John Fox and his offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.
The Bears are in the playoffs! And the playoffs begin Sunday against the Tampa Bay Bucs. Aldo Gandia drinks alone this week and shares his thoughts on how the Bears make the playoffs. It's a long shot, but if you're a fan... you gotta believe.
Eight games into the season the Chicago Bears have a 2-6 record and a ton of frustrated fans. The team is on a bye this week so it is the perfect time for the barflies to reflect on the first half of the season and hand out some grades. Host Aldo Gandia takes this week's cast of Phil Ottochian, Lorin Cox and Shayne Marsaw through a discussion of:
- Head coach John Fox and his coordinators, Vic Fangio and Dowell Loggains
- The offense
- The defense
- And, by the time the talk comes around to the special teams the barroom was closing, so consider yourself spared
The Chicago Bears upset the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers lose a heartbreaker in Atlanta and the Detroit Lions fail to take advantage of a chance to move up in the standings. Barroom Blitz offers up all of the NFCN week eight action.
Host Aldo Gandia welcomes the following guests to discuss:
- The Chicago Bears - Jose Cotto
- Minnesota Vikings - BJ Reidell
- Green Bay Packers - Robert Trader
- Detroit Lions - Nick Kostora
Week seven saw the NFCN race tighten when the Minnesota Vikings lost their first game of the season allowing the winning Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers an opportunity to move a game closer in the standings. Host Aldo Gandia talks about all of the matches with:
Cox is also an analyst for ProFootballFocus.com and lends his skills to detect what is hampering with the Green Bay Packers offense.
The show begins with the breaking news that running back Eddie Lacy might be placed on Injured Reserve. Trader and Cox tackle these these other topics:
- The Packers and Bears injuries in the defensive backfield
- Is the Bears defense a tonic for the Packers offense
- The future of both head coaches - John Fox and Mike McCarthy
The guys talk about much more and it's all great listening.
Bears Barroom Radio is a little early this week because of the upcoming Thursday game. The barflies gathered for a post Jacksonville Jaguars loss and mourned what is happening with the 2016 edition of the Bears. Host Aldo Gandia focused on trying to find remedies:
- Short Term Fixes
- Long Term Fixes
Each barfly offered up some thoughts on the upcoming game against the Green Bay Packers with Gandia strongly suggesting the Bears will go to Lambeau Field and upset Aaron Rodgers and company.
On the long-term outlook, the barflies toss around several suggestions for coaching changes and even talk about making moves at the very top.
It's all great listening for the hardcore, hard-drinking Bears fan.
Week six of the NFL is in the books and the best way to keep track of what happened in the NFC North is with this show, Barroom Blitz. Our weekly podcast reviews each game and shares what you need to know about your favorite team and their NFCN rival.
The show starts with Bears Barroom Senior Analyst Jose Cotto (@ ) discussing what went wrong with the Chicago Bears in their loss the the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Then, the host of Packers Barroom with Robert Trader (@ ) chimes in to share his thoughts on the slumping Aaron Rodgers and whether Mike McCarthy is on the hot seat.
The Detroit Lions won their second consecutive game and Von Lozon (@ ), associate editor of LionsBarroom.com, shares his analysis.
The Blitz concludes with the website's Executive Editor, BJ Reidell (@), talking about the Minnesota Vikings and what they must do to maintain their winning ways.
Among the topics discussed:
- Brian Hoyer's performance as the No. 1 quarter - Why all the yards without lots of points?
- The, in Draft Dr. Phil's words "promotion over philosophy" of a true commitment to the running game
- Lorin Cox's detection that Hoyer prefers throwing to the right side of the field
- Cameron Meredith's breakout performance
- Is the Bears coaching staff rotating players effectively
- An assessment of the Bears defensive backfield
- Should the Bears have blitzed more often to offset the lack of a pass rush
- Was there a lack of creativity by defensive coordinator Vic Fangio
- Thought about the upcoming game against the Jacksonville Jaguars
- Finally, the barflies answer the Keep It 100 question for the week
The Bears Barroom Barflies are on edge. Kevin White is hurt and likely out for the season and talk about Brian Hoyer possibly taking over as the starting quarterback has divided them. Listen in on the hijinks.
Anytime all of the Bears Barroom barflies are in attendance the chances of the show turning into Animal House increase. Led by Aldo Gandia's Bluto-Type antics the guys debate (argue) about Bobby Massie, Kevin White, player personnel... well, just listen because this is a wild one.
This is the first podcast of our new series, Barroom Blitz. It's a great way to stay on top of the four NFCN teams. Each week Aldo Gandia conducts quick interviews with analysts from our four Barrooms. They paint a picture on how the respective teams they cover did that week. These NFCN game reviews supplement the coverage each Barroom provides daily.
Chicago Bears Barroom Radio is hosted and produced by two-time Emmy Award winner Aldo Gandia. Every week Aldo and his four distinct and diverse barflies talk Bears football in a manner that you won't hear anywhere else.