Bears Barroom Radio - The Press Conference

January 5, 2017

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.


About the Labor: Bears Revisited

December 30, 2016

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.


Bears Barroom Radio - A Chicago Bears Christmas

December 22, 2016

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.


Barroom Blitz - Week 15 Action

December 20, 2016

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 –  @nickkostora
  • Green Bay Packers – 4 minutes and 20 seconds – Robert Trader – @RobertTraderWI
  • Minnesota Vikings – 12 minutes and 30 seconds BJ Reidell – @ReidellNFL
  • Chicago Bears – 17 minutes and 20 seconds – Jose Cotto – @Deuce_Pesos
  • Host – Aldo Gandia @AldoBarkeeper

Packers Barroom - Weekend Update - Bears Week!

December 17, 2016

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 - Bears Packers Week

December 15, 2016

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.


Packers Barroom - Bears Week!

December 13, 2016

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, co-host of Bears Barroom Radio and analyst for Pro Football Focus to preview the game. 


Barroom Blitz - Week 14 Action

December 13, 2016

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 -  @nickkostora
  • Green Bay Packers - 5 minutes and 25 seconds - Robert Trader - @RobertTraderWI
  • Minnesota Vikings - 13 minutes and 5 seconds BJ Reidell - @ReidellNFL
  • Chicago Bears - 19 minutes and 50 seconds - Jose Cotto - @Deuce_Pesos
  • Host - Aldo Gandia @AldoBarkeeper

Bears Barroom Radio - Rumors Out of Halas Hall

December 8, 2016

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.


Barroom Blitz - Week 13 Action

December 5, 2016

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.


Bears Barroom Radio - Who Are We?

December 1, 2016

The Barflies take a little time to share information about who they are and then get into three primary topics:

1. Matt Barkley's future with the Bears

2. The team's depth issues

3. Colin Kaepernick



Barroom Blitz - Week 12 Action

November 29, 2016

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 - Week 11 - NFCN Analysis

November 21, 2016

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 (@AldoBarkeeper) an Emmy award winning television producer, writer and host.

His contributors are:


Bears Barroom - What Now?

November 17, 2016

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 writer
  • Jose Cotto, Senior Analyst Bears
  • Shayne Marsaw, Lead Analyst
  • 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!


Barroom Blitz - Week Ten - NFCN Action

November 14, 2016

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. 



Bears Barroom Radio - Playoffs Begin With Bucs

November 11, 2016

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.



Barroom Blitz - Week Nine - NFCN Action

November 8, 2016

A review of the Lions upset at Minnesota... what is ailing the Vikings and Packers and a mid-year analysis of the Bears.


Bears Barroom Radio - Midseason Grades

November 4, 2016

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

Barroom Blitz - Week Eight - NFCN Action

November 1, 2016

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:


Bears Barroom Radio - Sticking Together

October 27, 2016

This week’s podcast has the entire group of barflies together:

Topics include:

  • Leonard Floyd’s play versus the Green Bay Packers
  • The unfounded rumors of a possible Alshon Jeffery trade
  • Trades the Bears might consider
  • Expectations for Jay Cutler’s first game back
  • The importance of fans Sticking Together

Barroom Blitz - Week Seven - Vikes Fail in Phiily, Pack Pound Bears & Miracle Matthew Stafford

October 24, 2016

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:

- BJ Reidell - co-host of one of the network's podcasts dedicated to the Vikings
- Kyle Mallett - blogger at
- Robert Trader - host of Packers Barroom with Robert Trader
- Jose Cotto - Senior Analyst at 

Packers Barroom with Robert Trader -Bears Week

October 19, 2016

It's Bears week. Packers Barroom with Robert Trader has Lorin Cox of and co-host of Bears Barroom Radio.

Cox is also an analyst for 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 - Wise Up

October 18, 2016

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.


Barroom Blitz: Week 6 Review

October 17, 2016

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 (@Deuce_Pesos ) discussing what went wrong with the Chicago Bears in their loss the the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Then, the host of Packers Barroom with Robert Trader (@RobertTraderWI ) 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 (@von_lozon ), associate editor of, shares his analysis.

The Blitz concludes with the website's Executive Editor, BJ Reidell (@RobertReidell), talking about the Minnesota Vikings and what they must do to maintain their winning ways. 


Bears Barroom Radio: Recovery

October 13, 2016

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

Barroom Blitz: Week 5 Review

October 10, 2016

All four NFC North games are reviewed.


Bears Barroom Radio: Bears Win … But!!!!

October 6, 2016

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. 


Barroom Blitz: Week 4 Review

October 4, 2016

A fast-paced way to stay on top of the NFC North. Host Aldo Gandia gets updates on all four NFC North teams from bloggers. 


Bears Barroom Radio: Animal House

September 28, 2016

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. 


Barroom Blitz: Week 3 Review

September 26, 2016

Week 3 is in the books and we've got reports on all four NFC North teams. 


Bears Barroom Radio: Week 3 Stooges

September 23, 2016

The barflies gather to talk about who are the stooges behind the Chicago Bears numbskull start to the season. 


Barroom Blitz: Week 2 Review

September 20, 2016

A fast-paced review of the three NFCN games from week two:  Packers at Vikings, Lions hosting the Titans, and the Bears' Monday Night game with the Eagles. 


Bears Barroom Radio: All Out War & Debates

September 15, 2016

Chicago Bears Radio is a weekly podcast with a crazy bunch of characters chatting up Bears football. This week’s show began with an attempt to get past the hurt of the Bears opening loss to the Houston Texans. Instead what happened was an apocalyptic debate about whether wide receiver Kevin White should start against the Philadelphia Eagles in week two.

Catch the bombs and grenades in this funny and fun podcast.


Barroom Blitz: Week 1 Edition

September 12, 2016

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.


Bears Barroom Radio: Week 1

September 9, 2016

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.