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Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle": Super Seahawks Dominate Broncos
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February 02, 2014 11:10 PM PST
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Football Nation proudly presents its second-ever Super Bowl edition of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. Just like last season, Holcomb has brought in FN Senior Writer Tom Pollin to help him breakdown Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks defense was flying high in New Jersey, causing four turnovers and scoring twice while also returning a kickoff for a touchdown. Wide Receiver Percy Harvin not only played, but was dynamic as ever and quarterback Russell Wilson was as poised as ever playing on the NFL's biggest stage. But what happened to the Broncos? QB Peyton Manning struggled despite the warmer than expected temperatures, Denver could not establish any sort of running game, and the Broncos defense lived up to its billing by stopping the run but not the pass. Holcomb and Pollin discuss all that and more.

Finally in the last 'Fourth and Long' segment of the season, guest star Tom Pollin stays to debate the Seahawks' chances at a repeat, the possibility of Peyton Manning retiring, and the 2014 Hall of Fame Class.

Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle": Pro Bowl, Extra Points & Super Bowl Preview Too
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January 27, 2014 12:18 AM PST
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Football Nation presents "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. On this week's episode, Holcomb asks guest star Cooper Allen seven burning questions to start the Super Bowl discussion. With all the analysis of "Omaha" and Richard Sherman's "Thugness", it might be nice to hear some actual discussion of the game and that's what listeners get in the first segment. In the second segment, Holcomb makes his award predictions which will be announced on Saturday, and then debates the success of the 2014 Pro Bowl. Then in the 'Fourth and Long' segment, the host lets out his anger about Commissioner Roger Goodell's proposal for taking out extra points and discusses two Football Nation articles with the exact same title, but different conclusions. Finally, Holcomb makes his final prediction of the 2013 season and tells the audience who will win Super Bowl XLVIII.

Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle" Championship Sunday
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January 20, 2014 12:32 AM PST
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Football Nation proudly presents a Championship edition of Monday Morning Huddle with host Dave Holcomb. On this week's show, the host dissects the important factors of the Broncos' and Seahawks' victories in their respective conference championship games. First, Seattle sticks to its running game plan and comes back to defeat San Francisco 23-17. Running back Marshawn Lynch had a big impact rushing for over 100 yards, but the referees questionable calls certainly didn't hurt Seattle in most cases. For New England, they did not get any running game going on Sunday and virtually had no offense to speak of through the first three quarters. A near perfect game from Peyton Manning put Denver in its seventh Super Bowl. What does the results of the AFC Championship mean for Manning and Tom Brady's legacies? That, along with why Championship Sunday is better than Super Bowl Sunday and Richard Sherman's post game interview are debated in the 'Fourth and Long' segment.

Football Nation Radio: AFC and NFC Championship Special
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January 16, 2014 11:09 AM PST
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The AFC and NFC Championship are just a few days away. Four teams remain and only two will advance for the privilege of competing for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Patriots and Broncos start things off at 3:00 pm (est) in the AFC Championship and the 49ers and Seahawks will cap off Championship weekend on Sunday Night at 6:30 pm (est).

Todd DeVries and Bill Enright host this special two hour Conference Championship preview episode of Football Nation and break down each of these should be classic match-ups. Todd and Bill play a game of “who has the edge” for each match-up in the following categories:
Coach, Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Defense, and Special Teams.

Kerry Byrne from ColdHardFootballFacts.com joins us to break down these games from a statistical standpoint. You can find Kerry’s Real and Spectatcular picks at ColdHardFootballFacts.com Insider.

Football Nation Radio: Divisional Playoff Recap
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January 14, 2014 11:09 AM PST
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There were eight teams heading into the Divisional and only four teams made it out alive. For the most part, the four teams we all assumed would win ended up being victorious. The Seahawks, Patriots, 49ers, and Broncos all won their match-ups which makes for a very exciting AFC and NFC Championship round but on the flip side, the Divisional Games left us fans wanting a bit more excitement.

Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle" Running to Championship Sunday
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January 12, 2014 11:51 PM PST
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Football Nation presents another playoff edition of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. On this week's episode, BostInno sports writer Alex Reimer joins the show to discuss the Patriots power running game that destroyed the Indianapolis Colts. Will New England bring the same game plan to Denver? In fact, both the Seahawks and 49ers also ran the ball effectively on their way to victories in the Division round. Holcomb recaps how those teams win as rivals Seattle and San Francisco get ready to square off in the NFC Championship. Plus, Peyton Manning returns to the AFC Championship Game for perhaps the final Brady-Manning showdown in the playoffs. Finally, in the 'Fourth and Long' segment, Holcomb makes his final Super Bowl prediction, picks what Harbaugh brother has had a more impressive coaching start, and choices which of the four teams eliminated over the weekend has the best chance to get to the Championship Game next year. All that and more on Monday Morning Huddle's Division Week episode.

The NFL Divisional playoffs are just a few days away.
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January 09, 2014 11:09 AM PST
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For now, there’s 8 teams, 7 games, and just three more weeks of NFL action for the Season (let’s be honest no one cares about the Pro Bowl).

This weekend’s games are an excellent combination of great offense vs. a great defense (Saints-Seahawks), defensive battles (49ers-Panthers), division rivalries (Chargers-Broncos), and a renewal of a legendary post-season rivalry (Colts-Patriots). That’s what makes the NFL Playoffs compelling, dramatic, and entertaining, these are the games we want to watch and these are the teams that we want to see.

Adding a 7th seed to the playoffs would NOT make the Playoffs more compelling and yet that is seemingly the direction Roger Goodell and the NFL Owners are taking us toward. Much to Bill and Todd’s dismay, a 7th seed will make the playoffs in the not so distant future. Our two hosts discuss the Positive and (mostly) Negative aspects of bringing in an additional team to the post-season.

Want to go to the Super Bowl but can’t afford tickets? Just sue the NFL. That’s what a New Jersey man decided to do after shelling out $4,000 for two Super Bowl Tickets. Our FN Legal expert, James DeStefano, joins us to discuss the Class Action lawsuit.

And of course we get into game previews and predictions for the NFL Divisional Playoffs with some help from Kerry Byrne from ColdHardFootballFacts.com.

Fantasy Football Champs Radio: Wild and Crazy Wildcard Weekend
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January 07, 2014 11:12 AM PST
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If you are a fan of the NFL you were NOT disappointed in the action from Wildcard Weekend (unless of course you root for the Chiefs, Eagles, Packers, or Bengals). But in general, all four games were absolutely SPECTACULAR.

We were treated to one of the biggest comebacks in NFL History with the Colts fighting back from a 38-10 deficit to beat the Chiefs 45-44. While Andrew Luck was throwing for 443 yards and 4 TDs and T.Y. Hilton was catching 13 passes for 224 yards and 2 TDs, Alex Smith was becoming the first QB in playoff history to throw 4 TDs, 0 INTs and still lose. Unfortunate for Chiefs fans, great for Colts fans.

There was a major upset in Cincinnati with the Chargers taking down the Bengals 27-10. The combo of Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton have lost their opening playoff games three years in a row.

And finally, the 49ers and Saints both won their match-ups thanks to game-winning field goals in the final seconds of the game. San Francisco beat the Packers 23-20 and the Saints took down the Eagles 26-24.

Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle" Truly 'Wild' Card Weekend
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January 06, 2014 02:12 AM PST
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Football Nation proudly presents the 29th episode in season two of Monday Morning Huddle with host Dave Holcomb. In this playoff edition of MMH, Holcomb analyzes all four games from the weekend along with two guest stars. Cold, Hard, Football Facts Official Coroner Justin Henry dissects the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints and Chad Johnson from thecasualheroes.com breaks down the Cincinnati Bengal's first loss of the season at home at the hands of the San Diego Chargers. Holcomb talks about the other two wild card match ups on his own. Then in the 'Fourth and Long Segment', Holcomb briefly previews next week's games, and discusses the possibility of Ken Whisenhunt to be the next head coach of the Detroit Lions and the likelihood the Houston Texans trade the number one pick. All that and more in this week's episode of Monday Morning Huddle.

Football Nation Radio: Wildcard Weekend
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January 02, 2014 11:05 AM PST
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Happy New Year

It’s playoff time in the NFL with Wildcard Weekend just a few days away. We are in for a treat with two days of exciting NFL Playoff Action.

The Chiefs and the Colts kick things off on Saturday Afternoon and the Saints and Eagles take on Primetime on Saturday Night. Then on Sunday the Chargers and Bengals start things off early at 1:00 est and the 49ers and Packers close out what should be an excellent Wildcard Weekend at 4:40 pm (est).

We breakdown all of this weekend’s games plus review the Black Monday madness with a handful of NFL Coaches getting fired.

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