Justice Don Willett; Sports Illustrated + MMQB’s Tim Rohan; Taylor’s Top Takeaways

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Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett headlines this week’s show as he discusses his career as one of the most respected legal minds in the United States, his ties to Antonin Scalia’s vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, and more. Willett also offers commentary on his wildly popular social media presence and Baylor’s rebuilding job under Matt Rhule.

Next, Sports Illustrated’s Tim Rohan joins Hunter and Austin to discuss his MMQB story in which he documents his experience wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey to a Bills-Jets game in Week 1. Rohan also opines on key storylines (hint: Kaepernick) that will drive the narrative throughout the 2017 NFL season and his locks for the college football playoff.

Then, the NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti recaps week two of the NFL season in Taylor’s Top Takeaways before Hunter and Austin close out the show by dissecting the Astros AL West crown, and what the club needs to do in order to find success as October nears.

 

College Football Recap; NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti’s Top Takeaways

Font2.jpgThe College Football season is in week two and the Baylor Bears are off to an 0-2 start. Austin and Jeremy analyze what has gone wrong for first-year head coach Matt Rhule, whether the team can rebound this season, and why fans in Waco should stop clamoring for Art Briles.

Then, Taylor Bisciotti from the NFL Network joins Austin to debut her new segment on the show called Taylor’s Top Takeaways. This week, Taylor discusses her biggest surprises from week one of the NFL season, teams that impressed, and why Texans fans should step back from the ledge following an opening week loss to Jacksonville. Taylor also offers insight into her new show called ICYMI: All 32, which can be found on the NFL Network.

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Texans preview with John McClain; Hurricane Harvey relief; Justin Verlander

The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain joins The Weekly Brew to preview the 2017 Texans as they franchise prepares for their week one showdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars. McClain opines on JJ Watt’s fundraising efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims, Tom Savage leading the offense, offensive line depth with Duane Brown’s holdout, and the race for the AFC South.

Hunter Atkins then channels his Stone Cold Steve Austin personality and takes over the podcast to discuss the Houston Astros acquisition of Justin Verlander. Hunter and Austin then talk about the Astros’ push for the postseason, the return of Carlos Correa, and the pitching staff heading into October.

SicEm365’s Amy Pagitt then joins the show to discuss how she and Annabel Stephan have rallied Baylor fans, and the Big 12, to provide relief efforts for those impacted by Harvey. Amy also explains why social media has helped in this recovery process.

Austin and Jeremy open the show by discussing Liberty’s upset win against Baylor, and the direction of the program moving forward under first-year head coach Matt Rhule.

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Hurricane Harvey dumps historic rain on Houston; CFB preview w/ Stewart Mandel

The City of Houston is currently experiencing catastrophic flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. While Austin safely fled to Dallas on Friday night, Jeremy and Hunter are still in Houston and dial in to provide updates on a storm that has crippled the nation’s fourth largest city.

To provide some relief from the storm, Stewart Mandel, editor-in-chief of The All-American, previews the college football season as we prepare for a full slate of games during the Labor Day Weekend. Mandel has been a national college football writer for 18 years with Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports, and offers his thoughts on the elite QB’s out west, CFP contenders, the Big 12, and what fans can expect from first-year head coaches at Baylor and U of H.

Stay safe, Houston. We’re praying for you. #HoustonStrong

ESPN Radio’s David Smoak on Baylor + Cowboys; Weekly Headlines

Austin and Jeremy open the show by discussing Hunter’s phenomenal work in the Houston Chronicle that profiles the woman who sleeps across from Minute Maid Park. Then, the guys break down the Amway Coaches Poll, the hypocrisy of the NCAA’s YouTube ban for UCF’s Donald De La Haye, and another tumultuous week at The White House.

Then, David Smoak of ESPN Central Texas joins Austin to discuss the mood in Waco heading into fall camp, expectations for the football program, Rico Gathers’ chances to make the Cowboys’ 53-man roster, and Ezekiel Elliott’s off-the-field issues.

The guys close the show with discussion on LA 2028, Steve Bartman, Tinder and Manchester United, and the unfortunate news that Dave Bliss is now employed by a Christian high school in Las Vegas.

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Baylor AD Mack Rhoades on Matt Rhule, Baylor Athletics and Tilman Fertitta

Baylor AD Mack Rhoades joins The Weekly Brew podcast and provides an update on the state of affairs within the athletic department following the 2016 fallout with the football program. Rhoades then discusses the hiring of Matt Rhule and how the student-athletes are responding during spring drills. The interview concludes with Rhoades offering his thoughts on the University of Houston and his interactions with Tilman Fertitta.

The guys then move into the big headlines from the week including the U.S. launching 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian government airbase, opening week for the Astros, the NHL announcing that they will not participate in the 2018 Olympics, and the CONCACAF joint bid to host 2026 World Cup.

SI’s Lee Jenkins talks James Harden + Rockets; Paul Catalina on Baylor + Tony Romo

March Madness is here and Austin Staton previews the field, offers advice for those making brackets and makes his final four picks.

Flying solo this week, Austin then discusses the Rockets big win over the Cavs and the thrilling weekend for the World Baseball Classic.

Paul Catalina from ESPN Central then joins the show to dissect Baylor’s chances in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament and whether or not Tony Romo will play a down for the Texans this season.

Kevin then interviews Lee Jenkins, senior NBA writer for Sports Illustrated, and dives into James Harden’s MVP-caliber season and expectations for the Rockets heading into the postseason. ICYMI, checkout Lee’s latest with SI on James Harden.

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Jerry Hill talks Matt Rhule, Baylor MBB + More; Hunter Atkins on Rockets + Astros

Baylor Bear Insider Jerry Hill joins Austin and Jeremy to discuss Matt Rhule’s first few months on campus before breaking down the on-court success of Baylor men’s and women’s basketball heading into March Madness.

Contributor Hunter Atkins then joins Austin for a full-length discussion on the Rockets playoff push and an early look at the Astros during Spring Training.

The show would not be complete without Austin and Jeremy discussing the NFL Combine and John Ross’ blazing 40-yard dash and notable player absences from the marquee event. Then the guys discuss SpaceX and Elon Musk’s bold plans to send private citizens around the moon, Uber’s scheme to deceive authorities worldwide, and The Ringer’s best fast food items in America.

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.