Cody Wyoming native Sean Schoonover played three years for the University of Wyoming’s club baseball team.
In this week’s episode, Couch Side hosts Wade McMillin and Craig Paul are joined by special guests Andy Paul and Sean Schoonover. While Andy stops by to talk football, covering Part Six of Couch Side’s NFL Season Preview — AFC North — and Fantasy Football advise, Sean is interviewed by Craig and Wade about his college baseball playing days, the future of Wyoming collegiate baseball and the dream season of the Sheridan Troopers baseball program, Click below to stream, download or subscribe to the Couch Side podcast. Also, remember to tune in to 89.1 FM KNWT every Wednesday at 4 p.m. across the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming to hear this show on the air waves of Northwest College’s radio station. Video coming soon!
Couch Side podcast host Wade McMillin (left) interviewed former Wyoming Cowboys center Adam Waddell in this week’s episode.
After two weeks off (apologies please), Couch Side host Wade McMillin welcomes in guest host Chuck Constantino to discuss the NBA playoffs, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback competition and Kyrie Irving winning the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award. Also, Wade has a very special interview with former Wyoming Cowboys center Adam Waddell. The 6-foot-10 Cody, Wyo., native talks about his playing days at the University of Wyoming, his future and what’s ahead for the Mountain West Conference.
Is anyone (besides me) watching the early bowl games? You know, the ones that ESPN is careful to selectively telecast through a limited number of cameras and no blimp shots in order to hide the fact that the stadium, like the pessimist’s glass of water, isn’t just half empty. It’s dead … as a doornail. No overhead view revealing the nothingness below. Cameras only pointing at the 50-yard-line crowd, purposefully avoiding shots of the empty upper deck. Sad. Very said.
Or is it?
Seventy-two teams make a bowl game. No doubt, this explains why lifelong Wyoming Cowboy fans are crazy enough to drive for two full days to Albuquerque to endure a lashing by the mighty Owls of Temple, only to turn around and drive straight home. Attendance: 25, 762. Payout: $750,000 per team.
At least the Utah State Aggie fans had the chance to drive only five hours up to Boise to watch their beloved WAC also-rans lose to the Mid-American Conference runner-up Ohio Bobcats, coached by deposed Husker headman Frank Solich. Attendance: 28, 076. Payout: $750,000 per team.
And finally, let us not forget the always-competitive Beef O’Brady’s Bowl (formerly the St. Petersburg Bowl), which the Thundering Herd of Marshall won over the might-as-well-have-been-playing-at-home Florida International Panthers. You remember these guys … they were on the receiving end of a literal beating at the hands of the Miami Hurricane-Convicts a few years back. Attendance: 20,072. Payout: $1 million per team.
Let’s compare these three blockbusters (hey, whatever happened to the Blockbuster Bowl?) to say, the granddaddy of ‘em all, the Rose Bowl Game, presented by Vizio. Jan. 2. Oregon versus Wisconsin. Pac 12 versus Big 10. Savvy versus strength. Two top 10 teams. Attendance: 100,00-plus. Payout: $22.3 million per team.
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Colts Tommy Birch reports that the Colts are hiring Iowa State OC coach Tom Manning as their new tight ends coach. Eagles Eagles veteran WR Torrey Smith said he expects to be back in Philadelphia for the 2018 season, but added that there would be no “hard feelings” if the team decided to move on. “I’m expecting to … The post NFL Notes: Colts, Eagles, Lions a […]