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E80: Albert Breer – Sports Journalism, Joining MMQB, and The Twitter Hack


Albert Breer is a sports journalist and reporter for He also spent time covering the NFL for the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News, Sporting News and NFL Network. Before beginning his professional career, Albert completed his undergraduate degree in journalism at The Ohio State University. Many recognize¬† him as the writer who was most often questioning Patriots coach Bill Belichick in the famous 2014 “We’re on to Cincinnati” press conference.

Follow Mike on Twitter @AlbertBreer
and read his articles here:

E79: Michael Silver – Integrity, Professional Relationships, and Belichick


Paid for opinions… Michael Silver is a sportswriter and television analyst for NFL Network and He previously worked for Sports Illustrated for over thirteen years as well as Yahoo Sports.

Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeSilver
and checkout his newsfeed on

E78: Mark Tauscher – Underestimated Wisconsin Native, 11 Years in Green Bay


Mark Tauscher was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He quickly become a fan favorite as a Wisconsin native. Underestimated by many Mark fought and earned his spot as an offensive tackle for 11 years with the Packers. He played college football at Wisconsin. He now provides commentary and analysis on both the Wisconsin Badgers football radio network and the Green Bay Packers radio network. He appears twice weekly on WKTI radio in Milwaukee during the football season.

Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTauscher65

E77: Brian Urlacher – 13 Years with the Chicago Bears


Brian Urlacher is a retired linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears. He played college football for the University of New Mexico, where he was an All-American and became one of the school’s most decorated athletes.

The Bears selected Brian with the ninth overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. He quickly established himself as one of the NFL’s most productive defensive players. After winning the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 2000, he was elected to eight Pro Bowls, and won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2005. His playing style, accomplishments and reputation have made him one of the team’s most popular players.

Follow Brian on Twitter @BUrlacher54

E76: Kyle Brandt – Real World, Days of Our Lives, Good Morning Football on NFLN


Kyle Brandt currently hosts Good Morning Football, a daily morning show on NFL Network. He was previously the executive producer of The Jim Rome Show. He is also known for portraying Philip Kiriakis on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, and starring on MTV’s reality television series The Real World: Chicago.

Follow Kyle on Twitter @KyleBrandt

E75: Mike Leach – Opinions, Politics, and Swinging Your Sword

Mike Leach


Mike Leach is a very educated man with a lot of opinions on all things. We discuss some of those opinions on politics and football. He’s the head coach of the Washington State Cougars football team and was previously the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders where he coached Kliff Kingsbury who was on episode 73. Mike is also an author and published the book Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life with Bruce Feldman. He’s famous among fans for his fascination with 18th-century pirates such as Blackbeard and Calico Jack and he’s known for lecturing his players on the history of pirates while telling them before games to “swing their swords.”

You can buy Mike’s book online here:

E74: Bert Kreischer and Tom Segura – Who is Fatter – Explained


So, most have already picked a side, but who is fatter? Bert Kreischer and Tom Segura came on to explain an inside joke gone wild with the hashtags #bertisfat and #tomisfat. Get your shirts here:

Watch past episodes with Bert: E50 and E66
Follow Bert on Twitter @bertkreischer
Or on Facebook @BertKreischer
and visit his website to checkout Tour Dates, Books, his podcast, and more:

Watch past episodes with Tom: E29 and E47
Follow Tom on Twitter @tomsegura
and visit his website at
Checkout his podcast at:

E73: Kliff Kingsbury – Texas Tech QB to HC, Changing College Culture


Kliff Kingsbury is changing the culture of college football as head coach for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. He was once their star quarterback from 1998-2002 and holds many Division I NCAA passing records in addition to being awarded the Sammy Baugh Trophy in 2002. After college he spent some time in the NFL where he was a member of the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, and New York Jets before playing some NFL Europe for the Cologne Centurions in 2006. Prior to being named head coach at Texas Tech he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the Texas A&M Aggies where he coached Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel during the 2012 season.

Follow Kliff on Twitter @TTUKingsbury


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