Matt Lauer’s fall from grace; College Football Playoff; Luke Brawner’s podcast empire

After a two week hiatus, The Weekly Brew’s jet-setting co-hosts return to breakdown the sexual assault scandals that have shaken the nation in recent weeks. How will this impact The Hill and how the national news is covered? Austin and Jeremy discuss. Then, the guys discuss the College Football Playoff, make their predictions, and evaluate the ongoing coaching carousel.

Houston podcast icon Luke Brawner is this week’s guest and joins the show to discuss his latest venture, Yay! Go, Sports!, and what listeners can look forward to on the Milieu Media Group as we head into 2018.

New Astros’ PBP voice Todd Kalas; Shehan Jeyarajah of SEC Country; week’s sports headlines

Incoming Astros’ television play-by-play broadcaster Todd Kalas and SEC Country’s Shehan Jeyarajah are guests on this episode of The Weekly Brew, the self-proclaimed ‘Voice of Houston.’ Kalas reflects on some memories of a lifetime in and around baseball, including calling a World Series game with his father, the late, legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas. Kalas also looks forward to the upcoming season for the Astros and assesses just how big this year could be for the club. Jeyarajah is the definition of a college football insider and shares his insight into the recent Clemson/Alabama championship match and Deshaun Watson’s pro football prospects. Jeyarajah also examines Kevin Sumlin, and how hot his seat is, and obliges Austin and Jeremy with some Baylor talk. Not to be missed. And the guys run down the week’s biggest headlines. Give it a listen.

The guys talk Rockets, Texans, College Football Playoffs, Subpoenas and more

Austin, Jeremy and Kevin delve into a wide range of topics, including what shot, if any, the Texans have of beating the New England Patriots, whether Brock Osweiler has redeemed himself and whether the Texans’ season can ultimately be considered a success. The Rockets are a sexy 29-9 as of this recording, Eric Gordon is a virtual lock for Sixth Man of the Year, and James Harden is one of two primary MVP candidates. How far can they go? Is Joe Buck the sexiest man in sports? The guys tackle the big questions this week, so don’t miss it.

Rockets GM Daryl Morey; the Texans, Rockets, NBA MVP race and the College Football Playoffs

 

Daryl Morey, General Manager of the Houston Rockets, calls in to discuss James Harden’s hot start to the season and how much value the organization places upon his production (spoiler: it’s an asymptotic function). What would be a successful season for the organization when all is said and done? Is Daryl Morey really helping to create a musical (spoiler: yes, he actually is, and it’s amazing)? Kevin and Austin also delve into the NBA MVP race – a two-man race between Harden and Westbrook at the moment – and the Texans and the disappointing slate of semifinal College Football Playoffs matches.

Ep. 23: Elliot Coffey, former all-Big 12 and NFL linebacker, joins us to talk CFP, Baylor, UH, TCU & Texans; The guys recap 2015 and discuss the Rockets situation.

In the first podcast of 2016, Austin, Jeremy and Kevin welcome former Baylor, Denver Broncos and Houston Texans linebacker Elliot Coffey to the show. Coffey and the guys break down some of the highlights of the college football bowl season, including big wins for the Baylor Bears and the Houston Cougars in the Russell Athletic Bowl and Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, respectively.

Coffey shares his thoughts on Tom Herman and Art Briles, and commends them for the jobs they’re doing at the two universities. He then shares some thoughts about the nature of pro football, delving into the Houston Texans turnaround this season, and what it means to lose offensive tackle Duane Brown, and what a troubling history of concussions means for starting quarterback Brian Hoyer.

The guys then break down the year that was 2015, before Kevin lapses into conniptions about the pitiful state of the Rockets. The guys wish everyone a Happy New Year and Kevin gives a pass on the lack of new iTunes reviews, given the holidays and such.

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