Ep. 44 – Nerds Talk About Jocks

This week Dan from Northern Nerdcast joins Vanda to talk about Gronk and Eli Manning! (Boo hoo, Eli.) They also review the Grey Cup, or Snow Bowl, as it has been renamed…by me, anyway. Then they have to go back to their geek roots to give you their geek favourites. Linky links below!

The title is a bit of a throwback to Vanda’s high school days. You might be able to guess that Vanda did not sit at the jock table in the cafeteria. All the Jennifer’s got picked first in Phys Ed. Seriously there were, like, 8 Jennifers. But there is only one Vanda!

The Playbook:
Gronk can’t talk about it.
Dan’s pick for geek TV – The Orville
Dan’s pick for video games – Super Mario Odyssey
Dan’s pick for geek board games – Spy Fall and Codenames
Vanda’s pick for geek books – Stainless Steel Rat series
Vanda’s pick for geek movie – For the Love of Spock
We both love Riverdale and Stranger Things!

Ep. 43 – Connie Has a Stamps Collection

Wow! We cover a lot in this episode! Connie joins us just before she steps on a plane to head to the Grey Cup in Ottawa! We compare NFL and CFL and chat about our favourite podcasts.

Connie would have a Stampeders players’ collection if she could without being charged with kidnapping. She loves herself some kickers! Come and kick it with Vanda and Connie!

Episode with Matt Singleton!

The Playbook:
Gronk in high school. Hobbied in animal husbandry?
Calgary Stampeders Alex Singleton work with the Special Olympics! (CFL.ca)
Grey Cup info
Calgary Stampeders 4 legged mascot!
CFL Fans Fight Cancer charity for 2017 Grey Cup! Cancer Survivorship Centre
Conan O’Brien gets screeched in! (YouTube)
Connie opposing teams great players. Toronto Argonauts SJ Green and Ricky Ray!
CFL Purolator Tackle Hunger!
New Orleans Saints go marching in! (NOLA.com)
JJ Watt amazing fundraising (SI.com)
Denver Broncos (ex) AJ Derby one-handed catch! (YouTube)
CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders Duron Carter backhand catch!
Calgary Stampeder DaVaris Daniels amazing catch!
Calgary Dinos Niko DiFonte 59 yard field goal! (CBC.ca)

Ep. 42 – Just Joshin’ Around

This week Vanda is joined by her nephew, Josh! They chat about their weekend fantasy football matchup AND their fave movies from before they were born. Vanda even found some talkies! Then they close it out by talking about the biggest stories out of the NFL this season.

The episode title is pretty easy to figure out. Though Vanda insists on calling her cohost Joshua since that’s the name his mama gave him!

The Playbook:
Oh, Gronk…
Watch Cam Newton score 4 TDs while sitting on Vanda’s fantasy team bench! (YouTube)
Romeo and Juliet 1968 trailer (YouTube)
Once Upon a Time in the West trailer (Youtube)
Gaslight 1944 trailer (YouTube)
La Strada (IMDB)
Vanda’s fave song from Funny Girl (YouTube)
Rear Window – waking up to Grace Kelly 😍 (YouTube)
Odell on a boat!
Colin Kaepernick – Citizen of the Year (GQ)

Ep. 41 – Lions and Packers and Frank! Oh my!

This week Vanda is joined by her hubby, Frank! They watch the Monday Night Football game and chat Fantasy Football, CFL, NHL and review Spiderman Homecoming! You also get bonus puppy sounds in the background.

I need to google what a Packer is? Is it a cheese thing? I’m a really good packer except I always bring too many pairs of shoes. And not enough socks and tights.

Tight Ends Podcast was a friend of the show for The Crossover Podcast! Check it out!

The Playbook:
Travis Kelce sack race TD celebration! (Sports Illustrated)
Aaron Rodgers toque. (USAtoday.com) (A toque is a brimless hat…it’s French, dude.)
Michael Keaton got his wings! (EliteDaily.com)
Roger’s Place in Edmonton.

Ep. 40 – That’s a Tight 4th Line

This week Vanda chats with Carl from The 4th Line Podcast! They talk hockey, football, and music. They also share a strange connection with a stuffed wolf! We also find out what is up with Gronk!

The 4th line is the D team in hockey, like, the worst line, but are still hockey players who work hard. Kind of what Carl and Joel do every week!

The Playbook:
Gronk at a pediatric cancer event! (NESN.com)
Nashville Predators logo
Sudbury Wolves stuffed wolf