Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Check Out The Mets Banter

As we turn our attention from football to the upcoming baseball season, I wanted to give all of the Mets fans out there a website to add to their blogroll.

The Mets Banter is a blog that takes an irreverent look at the Mets.  Now entering its second season, it is a great place to read about what it is like to bleed blue and orange 162 games a year.  You will not find game previews or reviews on a regular basis.  What you will find is passionate editorials from real fans.  If the names Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo, or Aaron Heilman get your blood boiling, you should definitely look in on these guys.

Wills Gillan, a contributor on Sports With The StatMan, heads up the writing staff.  Wills and his writers offer straight talk, positive or negative, about the Mets. Warning: the language can be R-rated at times, but you have to let them vent…it is tough to be a Met fan.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sports With The StatMan - Show Notes: January 31-February 5

This was a big week in the nearly two-year history of Sports With The StatMan, as we transitioned from a weekly 60-to-90 minute show into three 30-minute shows per week.  To start this off, we will have baseball talk on Mondays, hockey talk on Wednesdays, and football chatter for the next couple of Saturdays with the division-by-division outlook to follow on Saturdays starting on February 19th.  It is a new format and I hope you enjoy it, whether you join me live or on the podcast.

The episodes from this week are below.  I will try to add a blog post each week to give you a little more detail about each episode.  There is a link to the podcast of each show under the title of each show, followed by information on how to find the show, how to interact with the show, and a look at next week’s shows.

This Week:
SWTS #97: Baseball - 2011 StatMan Fantasy Preview: Catchers
(Monday, January 31st, 11:00-11:30pm ET) (Show Audio)
  • 00:00: Open/Introduction
  • 03:00: Catchers - Importance of position
  • 06:30: Hot Stove - Signings and Rumors
  • 11:00: Top 20: #1-#5
  • 21:30: Top 20: #6-#10
  • 25:15: Top 20: #11-#20
  • 28:00: Sleeper and Supersleeper
  • 28:45: Pairings
  • 29:30: Close
SWTS #98: Hockey - NHL Week 17
(Wednesday, February 2nd, 11:00-11:30pm ET) (Show Audio)
  • 00:00: Open/Introduction
  • 01:45: Islanders - DiPietro tomfoolery against Penguins
  • 09:30: Devils and Rangers - Leading up to their clash at the Garden
  • 11:30: Devils - Confusion about rumor about Devils sale
  • 13:30: Islanders - Poor attendance leads to great ticket offers
  • 20:30: More Devils-Rangers preview
  • 26:00: All-Star Weekend Recap - Tim Thomas, Michael Grabner, Zdeno Chara
  • 29:00: Close
SWTS #99: Football - Super Bowl XLV Preview
(Saturday, 2/5, 11:00-11:30am ET) (Show Audio)
  • 00:00: Open/Introduction
  • 00:30: Super Bowl XLV Scene Setter
  • 03:15: This Week on Sports With The StatMan
  • 03:45: Baseball – Andy Pettitte officially retires, Clemens, Hall of Fame chances
  • 10:30: Hockey – DiPietro out 4-6 weeks after fight
  • 12:30: Super Bowl Preview – Big Ben vs. Rodgers, Position-by-position breakdown
  • 23:00: Super Bowl Pick and Prediction
  • 23:45: NFL Fantasy Update – Conference Championship
  • 26:45: Next Week – Sports With The StatMan
  • 27:30: Super Bowl Preview – Common Opponents
  • 29:30: Close

How to Find the Show:
How to Interact with the Show:
Next Week:
  • #100: Baseball – 2011 StatMan Fantasy Baseball Preview: First Basemen (Episode Page)
  • #101: Hockey – NHL Week 18 (Episode Page)
  • #102: Football – 2010 NFL Season In Review (Episode Page)

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