Packers Barroom - Super Bowl Next?

January 19, 2017

Packers Barroom Podcast reviews the dramatic 34-31 Green Bay Packers win over the Dallas Cowboys. Additionally host Robert Trader talks about the greatness of Aaron Rodgers, the value of Jared Cook and prepares us for the NFC Championship game. Guest is Aldo Gandia


Packers Barroom - Previewing the Cowboys

January 12, 2017

Robert Trader shares his experience at Lambeau Field in the Green Bay Packers win over the New York Giants in the wildcard round. Aldo Gandia joins in to talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the Dallas Cowboys 


Packers Barroom - Running The Table

January 5, 2017

Host Robert Trader gushes over the great regular season run by the Packers to win the NFC North title and looks ahead to the playoffs


Packers Barroom - Ty Montgomery & The Playoff Push

December 21, 2016

The stars may be aligning perfectly for the Green Bay Packers playoff run. That's what Robert Trader and his guest Aldo Gandia talk about on this installment of Packers Barroom Podcast. Also discussed:

  • Ty Montgomery - Is he really an NFL running back? Can he withstand the punishment? Did Packers' management know they had a secret weapon at running back when they chose to start the season with only two backs?
  • Aaron Rodgers - The prolific play of the quarterback
  • David Bahktiari - His stellar play
  • Jordy Nelson - Is he getting his burst back or is he simply succeeding because of his wily  veteran experience?
  • Davante Adams - Is the consistency problem something to worry about?
  • Jared Cook - Can he become a reliable target down the stretch?
  • Julius Peppers - Seeing more snaps. Can he produce more?
  • The youth of the defense

Let us know what you think of the show. You can contact Robert on twitter @RobertTraderWI, Aldo is @AldoBarkeeper and join us too at @PackersBarroom


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

Packers Barroom - Packers Win, But Concerns Linger

December 7, 2016

The Green Bay Packers won last Sunday against the Houston Texans, yet, there's a few things not right about the team as they try to make a late-season push for the playoffs. Packers Barroom Podcast host Robert Trader welcomes Nick Grays and the two go over all of the positives from the Texans game and dig into the negatives. Make sure you hear the classic debate they hold about Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford in the last 15 minutes of the show. 


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.


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader - Weekend Update - Texans Game

December 3, 2016

Host Robert Trader chats about the Texans vs Packers and provides the latest injury report.


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader - Reviewing Eagles Win & Team Concerns

November 30, 2016

The Green Bay Packers broke their four game losing streak with an impressive win over the Philadelphia Eagle in front of a nationwide television audience. The win is worthy of lots of talk and that's what Packers Barroom Podcast host Robert Trader does with contributor Zachary Jacobson.

The two review Jacobson's Good, Bad and Ugly list from his game review which included players like Aaron Rodgers (good), Jeff Janis (bad) and ugly (pass defense). 

Among other topics, the two discuss Nick Perry and his dependence on Clay Matthew's presence, Mike McCarthy's playcalling, the sterling play of Davante Adams and whether he can become a true No. 1 wide receiver, the emergency of Aaron Ripkowski, what are the concerns the two still hold about the team and more.


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.


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader - Being Thankful

November 23, 2016

After four straight losses the Green Bay Packers have hit a low fans haven't experienced in many years. Robert Trader wanted to discuss some big picture items for the Packers and find some of the good within this 4-6 team. Robert and his guest, Aldo Gandia, also listen in on some comments by head coach Mike McCarthy. It's as if the coach has joined them for a beer. Listen and ... Happy Thanksgiving!


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:


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader - Washington Green Bay Preview

November 18, 2016

Every week Packers Barroom with Robert Trader delivers a late Friday afternoon update show. This episode is a Redskins - Packers preview. 


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader - Guest: John Roach

November 17, 2016

Host Robert Trader welcomes long time Packers fan and television/movie writer-producer John Roach. Along for the ride is podcast producer Aldo Gandia. Roach shares stories about coaches and players he's worked with and adds his opinion on the current team, player injuries, TV ratings and more. It's a fun hour of football talk held at Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub in Madison, Wisconsin. Our thanks to the manager Travis and our server Claire Nerenhausen.



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. 



Packers Barroom with Robert Trader - Weekend Update - Titans Game

November 11, 2016

The latest news on injuries and Robert Trader's late week analysis on the Green Bay Packers - Tennessee Titans game.


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader - What’s Wrong With the Packers

November 10, 2016

Brian Carriveau is the host of's Railbird Central podcast. He joins Robert Trader to discuss the following:

  • Overall problems he's detected with the Green Bay Packers
  • Whether head coach Mike McCarthy might be losing the team
  • How the roster may have not been properly constructed
  • Whether Ty Montgomery can become a true NFL running back
  • A thorough evaluation of the defense

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.


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader - Weekend Update - Colts Game

November 4, 2016
Packers Barroom with Robert Trader continues its new series of weekend updates. Robert updates us all the latest injuries (Friday's report is the last issued before game time) and provides player analysis. Robert finishes with offering keys to the Packers vs Colts game. It's the information you need to get you primed for the game.


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:


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader - Weekend Update - Falcons Game

October 28, 2016

First episode of our late week attempt to keep you informed on the latest news regarding the Green Bay Packers. Host Robert Trader shares the Friday afternoon injury report and other late-breaking news, topped off with his strong opinions.


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader -Falcons Are NexT

October 25, 2016

This week's Packers Barroom with Robert Trader welcomes back writer Cory Jennerjohn and his wife Melissa. Among the topics discussed:

  • Beating the Bears!
  • Running Back problems!
  • Ty Montgomery's emergence!
  • Jordy Nelson's comeback!
  • Did the Packers err in playing Eddie Lacy against the Cowboys?


  • What about Damarious Randall's injury?
  • Sam Shields... should he retire?
  • The defensive backfield challenges agains the Atlanta Falcons
  • Did Aaron Rodgers take a step back to being AARON RODGERS?
  • Is the Falcons game a must-win?

It was a great time! and thanks to Sprecher's in Madison, Wisconsin for their hospitality.

Closing song: Bon Iver - 33 "GOD"


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.


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. 


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader: Cowboys! with Aldo Gandia

October 15, 2016

Packers Barroom with Robert Trader is a few days late this week because of a family illness. But, better late than never! Robert has Aldo Gandia on and they discuss the following:

  • Concerns about the injury list, especially at the running back position
  • Roster moves
  • The loss of quarterback Joe Callahan
  • What is behind the offense's imperfections
  • The strengths of the defense
  • The weaknesses on defense
  • Talking Cowboys

All that and more!


Barroom Blitz: Week 5 Review

October 10, 2016

All four NFC North games are reviewed.


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader: Giants are Next with Guest Aldo Gandia

October 6, 2016

Packers Barroom with Robert Trader is a weekly podcast audiotaped, not in a studio, but, in a Wisconsin saloon. Every week host Robert Trader goes to a bar and grill and talks Packers football with a guest. This week Aldo Gandia, the Editor In Chief of, talks about the Packers upcoming game, some of the impressive statistics Green Bay is posting and provides an update on the division rivals.


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. 


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader: Beating Lions with Guest Cory Jennerjohn

September 29, 2016

Robert Trader and his guest Cory Jennerjohn of discuss several topic heading into the Green Bay Packers bye week, including:

  • Their week three annihilation of the Detroit Lions
  • The relationship between quarterback Aaron Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy
  • The challenges facing the defense
... and much more.

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. 


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader: Week 2 Woes & Lions Game Preview

September 21, 2016

Packers Barroom with Robert Trader is a unique podcast as the host doesn't record in a studio. Instead, he visits saloons across the state of Wisconsin and chats with a similarly rabid and knowledgeable Packers fan. This week Robert travels to Madison, Wisconsin to Mickey's Taven. His guest is Nick Grays (@NickGrays44) a fervent Packer fan and writer at


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. 


Packers Barroom with Robert Trader: Week 1 Win & Vikings Game Preview

September 14, 2016

Packers Barroom with Robert Trader is a unique sports talk show dedicated to the Green Bay Packers and their fans. The setting changes from week-to-week as Robert travels from watering hole to watering hole throughout the state of Wisconsin to chat Packers football with a Green and Gold fan and some cold beer. The conversation is always intoxicating. It’s all fun for the casual and serious Green Bay Packers fan. 


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.


Packers Barroom Podcast with Robert Trader: Week 1

September 7, 2016
Show host Robert Trader sits down with a guest - and some cold beer - to discuss the hot topics related to the Packers. The conversation is intoxicating. It's all fun for the casual and serious Green Bay Packers fan. This week's guest is Editor in Chief of the NFCN Barroom, Aldo Gandia. Robert and Aldo discuss the Josh Sitton release, the initial 53 man roster and size up the division.