Episode 61 (September 14, 2021): The Writers Room - NFL Week 1; feat. House Enterprise Football Bloggers

BEERS: Will tries a very unique beer...so unique, it’s been named “America’s Best Light Lager” at this year’s World Beer Awards. Chair 2 is a Sons of Liberty creation, established in South Kingstown, but distributed nationally under its own brand...very similar to what SOL has done with Loyal Lemonade (which is DELICIOUS). Will has high praises for this new beer.  Jake reviews a North Shore selection from “Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin...you don’t come out the way you came in.”  Bent Water Brewing Company, a hidden gem in a warehouse right off the Lynnway, hits a home run with Sluice Juice, a New England IPA that has more hops than you knew existed.

BUSINESS: The iPhone 13 is coming!! Along with new Apple Watches and AirPods, Apple will release products at its world release events this week. When does phone technology hit its limit? Are we ever going to get the hologram keyboard that was promised to us like 10 years ago?!  How will the releases affect Apple stock; is now a good time to buy, or should you wait until after the event? Also, COVID tests are coming to brick and mortar stores; they’ll be in stores at around a 35% discount off what you can normally buy them for.  We debate; would you buy a covid test in a store if you were in a pinch?

BALLS: A long overdue show, but our “Writers’ Room” makes its debut!  We have our in-house writers James Mas, Sam Basel, Jordan Laube, and Eddy Szalan on the show to discuss their NFL teams’ performance in Week 1.  We break down the Eagles & Cardinals wins over the Falcons and Titans, and then discuss the losses...there was much sadness to go around between the Giants, Pats, and Jets.  We recap Sam Darnold’s revenge game with the Panthers, Corey Davis’ new addition to the Jets receiving core, and predictions for Mac Jones’s second game. We finish with giving our locks of the week, and the top fantasy performer for next week.

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Publish Date: 9/14/2021




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BEERS: We review beers from three brands that have connections to the pod: Narragansett, Sam Adams, and Braven.  Will tries “Good Luck,” a collaboration between ‘Gansett and our friends at Sam Adams. It’s a malt liquor that’s aimed at honoring their shared history, and it lived up to expectations. Jake puts pen to paper and backs up the high praise he shared last week for Bushwick, given to us by our friend Brendan O’Donnell of Newport Craft. Could it truly be the perfect summer beer?

BUSINESS: A pretty slow news week has us mulling over all kinds of topics.  In Singapore, a brewery is experimenting with treating sewage water to make beer, becoming one of the first of its kind in the entire world. We debate if we would trust drinking beer if we knew where the water really came from. Also, in a shocking move, Robinhood announced it will lay off 23% of its employees…what’s the motive for Vlad Tenev?

BALLS (30:14): Sam Basel does it all; the King of A-10 Twitter, College Hoops guru, and Mets loyalist. Today he hops on with us to talk all things MLB with the trade deadline making waves this week.  We discuss the Mets and their failure to make any noteworthy moves, and the Yankees making improvements in the outfield & the starting rotation. We each declare winners and losers: spoiler, they might not just be teams!

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Publish Date: 8/4/2022


BEERS & BUSINESS (7:38) It’s been over a year since an all-time guest, Brendan O’Donnell, joined the pod, so we took the trip to Newport to catch up!  Newport Craft is in the midst of one of the most exciting transformations in Rhode Island’s craft beer history. They plan to triple in size by adding a beer garden with views of the Pell Bridge, a parking lot with room for over 200 cars, and a large space for lawn games. Brendan discusses the transformations that are underway, how they’re maintaining - and growing - the brewery, and the game-changing benefits this will have for the beer industry in Rhode Island, New England, and beyond. We also discuss some of the recent additions to the Newport Craft & Audrain portfolio, and some of the spots you can see the Audrain portfolio around Rhode Island.

BALLS (presented by Manscaped): The MLB trade deadline is one of the most exciting times in sports, and it’s just days away! We discuss if the Red Sox should buy or sell, and if Rafael Devers or Xander Bogaerts will be in Boston in 2023.  We also break down the Yankees’ needs to become the championship team that they long to be.  Of course, there’s also Juan Soto.  Will the phenom they call Childish Bambino head to another team this week?  We finish with the recent news around the Celtics’ wild trade offer to bring Kevin Durant to Boston.

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Publish Date: 7/26/2022


BEERS & BUSINESS (5:32): Chirag Vyas and Kevin Chipman took a plunge and it paid off.  Chirag was a scientist at NASA in California, and Kevin was a physical therapist in Greater Boston.  But their lives changed forever when they traded in their 9-to-5 careers and moved to the US Virgin Islands in search of more in life. After bussing tables, tending bar, and paying a local $250 to sleep on his abandoned sailboat, Chirag & Kevin found their opportunity to break through: craft beer.  15 years later, St. John’s Brewers is one of the most popular Caribbean-area breweries.  Now, Chirag and Kevin venture into the cannabis space. They join the pod to discuss Cool Out, one of the only Delta 8-infused seltzers on the market, and it’s available to drink now!  Chirag & Kevin discuss their innovative product, their plan to get it on the shelves of American consumers, and what’s next for more Delta 8-infused products.

BALLS (presented by Manscaped): Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has changed its name to Acrisure Stadium, ending a 21-year deal that made everyone’s favorite ketchup vendor the brand of a well-known stadium. We debate what the worst sports venue name changes have been over the past few years.  In MLS news, one of England’s best - Wayne Rooney - was announced as the new manager of DC United, a club that he played for for 3 seasons.  We discuss the growth of American soccer, and if it’s a good or bad thing that legendary English players are the face of the MLS. We finish with breaking down the MLB All-Star rosters, the early favorites for the Home Run Derby, and if Albert Pujols can hit the 700 mark before his retirement at the end of the 2022 season.

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Publish Date: 7/12/2022


BEERS: Jake reviews another St. Louis beer, recapping his trip from last week. Square One Brewery & Distillery is in the heart of STL’s Lafayette Square, where it feels like there are more French-style houses than people. Their Single Malt Scotch Ale was the drink of choice, and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Will reviews a trip to Long Trail’s facility in Vermont. Despite the struggles to physically get into the taproom, he enjoyed Juice'd, one of Long Trail’s few hazy IPA’s, and it lived up to the hype.

BUSINESS (13:17): Tyler Morin knew he was onto something when he decide to mass-distribute digestible, easy-to-understand business content to young professionals over email. He made his passion a career when his newsletter, Water Coolest, was acquired by Barstool Sports.  Now, Tyler is leveraging the massive platform of one of the most recognized brands in America to take his content to the next level. Hear from Tyler as he takes us through his journey of leaving his day job, his new endeavor in “The Family Office,” and the best thing to order at Colony Pizza in Fairfield, Connecticut.

BALLS (presented by Manscaped): The Carolina Panthers have finally acquired Baker Mayfield after what seemed like months of rumors circulating. What are Baker’s chances of being QB1 in September?  In the college world, UCLA and USC shook the world this week when they announced they’d be heading to the Big Ten, leaving their longtime hosts in the Pac-12.  Is this the right move and who’s next?  We fill out our ballots for the MLB All-Star game and reminisce on some old powerhouse baseball teams.

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Publish Date: 7/7/2022


EPISODE 91 - Sean Quirk, Head Coach of PLL’s Cannons LC

BEERS

The traveling doesn’t stop!  Will reviews a beer from the cruise a few weeks ago, and he goes for another Hefeweizen. Floridian by Funky Budha is the choice this week. A smooth and refreshing wheat beer is filled with citrus notes and flavors. This week, Jake is in The Gateway to the West: St. Louis, Missouri. While the beer isn’t as good as it is in New England, there were some bright spots in the craft scene in the STL area. Shortleaf Brewing Company (formerly Petrichor) was on the list of spots, and a 11.1% Imperial Samoa Stout took the cake for best beer on draft at the small micropub in the Winghaven neighborhood of O’Fallon.

BUSINESS

Air New Zealand will have bragging rights to the longest commercial flight in the world later this year when they launch a 17-hour haul from Auckland to New York City.  To keep travelers from going stir-crazy they’ve come out with a model that would allow their passengers to rent bunk beds during their flights. The catch? Not only does it come at an additional cost to your regular seat, but you get kicked out after only 4 hours! How will this play with long-haul travelers?  In the social media world, Snapchat Plus is hitting the market this summer. For $4 per month, you can get access to features like seeing who re-watched your story and pinning your top friends as a BFF. Is this a flop or a good idea?

BALLS, presented by Manscaped (33:14)

Sean Quirk led the Boston Cannons to the final Major League Lacrosse Championship in 2020, and earned the franchise a bid to the Premier Lacrosse League the next year.  But, like many in the sport of lacrosse, his journey began far before he dreamed of calling the shots on the sidelines for the greatest players in the world.  Coach Quirk joins the show to discuss his decorated career as an All-American goalie, his D3-record coaching stint at Endicott, and the lessons he’s learned along the way.  We also discuss coaching Paul Rabil & Lyle Thompson, how far the PLL can go, and lacrosse’s potential to crack America’s major sports.  We finish with Rapid Fire - the Yankees, Kyrie Irving, and the Colorado Avalanche lifting Lord Stanley are all on the hot stove.

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Publish Date: 7/1/2022


BEERS: We start things off discussing pros-and-cons to cruises and the all-you-can-eat and drink packages. Jake, who’s been on the road for the first few weeks of June, hit Charlotte, NC a few weeks ago, and the findings are stellar. He reviews Wooden Robot, a popular Charlotte beer brand, and Pineapple Cherry Pool Pounder took the crown for “best sour from a new brewery in 2022.”  We debate Charlotte’s ranking in the USA craft beer scene.  Will, fresh off a cruise to Bermuda, stopped in Virginia, where he got to board the American Rover ship.  He had time for a can of 3 Sheets to the Wind, an exclusive you can only get on board. We debate if exclusivity plays a role in Untappd rankings.

Business (24:42): Our favorite business content creator, Zaid Admani, is back!  One of BBB’s only three-time guests returns in one of the weirdest times in recent memory. We break down all things Bear market - why did the market overperform in the first place, and why is it slowing down at a record pace? What basic things should the everyday American change about their investment/savings strategy? In this week’s Crypto Corner, we debate whether it’s time to panic or time to buy.  We also discuss the impact of the Fed increasing their interest rates to a record-high percentage.

Balls (Presented by Manscaped): Lots of activity over the past few weeks, as the Warriors win yet another NBA title: this time, on the TD Garden court.  Where do the Celtics go from here, and why was Tatum getting so much hate? We break down some possible selections for the NBA Draft, including Jaden Ivey’s potential match made in heaven with the Knicks. We dive inside the Yankees’ incredible 50-17 start to the year, evaluate some trade candidates, and tease some All Star selections.

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Publish Date: 6/21/2022


You’ve probably seen Morey Hershgordon on a cable TV near you, and this week he takes his talents to BBB!  Morey has been covering the Celtics all year, and gives us the rundown on what to expect from the Celtics-Warriors NBA Finals series scheduled to start this week. We discuss what’s changed to propel the Celtics from a sub-500 team to the team to beat, what first-year head coach Ime Udoka has brought to the table this year, and their balance of young superstars & veteran leadership.  Morey gives us his thoughts on the strengths the C’s have to beat the Warriors, but also the areas they need to perform better in.

We hit the road yet again this week, but this time Will took his beer reviews to a different continent!  Will gives us the recap on a week in Dubai, including his review of Kingfisher Premium Lager.  Humble brag, he did drink it on the top of the world’s largest building, which may have gave it a couple of notches of a higher rating.  Jake reviews a weekend in Portland, Maine; is it still the craft beer capital of New England?  His review this week is Black Barn Program No. 32 from the crown jewel of the state, Maine Beer Company…it stacks up nicely for a wheat beer.

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Publish Date: 6/1/2022


RNR Preview Part 2 with Smidge the Doorman

Can’t get enough RNR? We couldn’t preview Rough N’ Rowdy without Providence legend Smidge the Doorman, who seeks his 4th win tonight in West Virginia against Heartbreaker.  Smidge brings up his RNR beginnings after getting drunkenly signed up at a bar.  We discuss his preparation, riding to the venue with his opponent, and what to expect afterwards. Side note: whoever wants to join us for a pint at Harry’s on the Hill is more than welcome…

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Publish Date: 5/20/2022


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