Ep. 46 – The Eagles Are Landed

Vanda is joined by Monique from America! She is from Louisiana and loves football! (Duh) They chat Hot Topics and college football. For the halftime show they play The Newlywed/Oldywed Game! Listen just to hear her hubby’s buttery bourbon-soaked accent.

The episode title is for my NFL playoffs pick, the Philadelphia Eagles. Now with Carson Wentz hurt they probably won’t make it. Boo. What is the movie The Eagle Has Landed actually about? Is it a war or spy movie? Whatever, I can use references I don’t understand.

The Newlywed/Oldywed Game questions:
Questions for the husbands:
1) What was your wife wearing on your first date with her?
2) Who will your wife say is the more romantic one in your relationship?
3) If one of your relatives was going to stay with you, which one would your wife hope it would be?
4) How long does it take your wife to get ready for a night out?

Answers that your husband needs to provide to our questions
1) When you cook for your wife, would your wife say the food is spot on, or would she sign you up for cooking school?
2) What would your wife say to fill in the blank, “I wish my husband would pay as much attention to me as he does his _______________.
3) Which of you is the thrifty shopper? You or your wife?
4) What is one thing you don’t have in your house but your wife wishes you did?

Monique and Christian! 2017

Vanda and Frank! 1993

The Playbook:
NFL Network Marshall Faulk and others suspended for alleged sexual harassment!!
Seahawk flying into the stands!
Tom Savage hit…they need to do better.
Conan O’Brien suffers a concussion in 2009. Yikes!
Weeeentz! Nooooo!
Drew Brees talks Thursday Night Football and injuries.

Ep. 45 – Boys Behaving Badly

Jodie is back! To bring more Fantasy Football fun and update us on snowboarders…yes, I did say snowboarders. Boys behaved pretty badly this last week so the title came to us in the middle of our opener!

Boys/Men behaving badly. Come on, guys. We’d rather talk about awesome catches and touch down celebrations! See a therapist.

Women Drinking Beer!

The Playbook:
What’s Up With Gronk?!? Gronk’s bad hit.
Enforcer documentary Ice Guardians
Russian athletes banned from Olympics!
Silken Laumann – Canadian Rower who tested positive for drugs after taking cold medicine!
Snowboarder is a “budding” entrepreneur. Ross Rebagliati
Mark McMorris snowboarder who ruptured his spleen. Returned to win Gold!
LiAngelo Ball caught shoplifting!?!
Trophy Kids documentary – Kids in sports
College Football Playoffs scandal!

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)