Soccer Trunks no. 6 – We Laugh, We Cry, We Toast to the Press Corp

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photo by  Khánh Hmoong

photo by Khánh Hmoong

Fr. Kyle and Zach cover what they think are the top five storylines of this year’s Premiere League Season. Come a listen to them laugh and give incisive commentary.

5. Poor transfer decisions
Mario Balotelli (I tried to get a news article but there was anything to pull …)
Radamel Falcao
Angel Di Maria

4. David de Gea (around min: 3:30 and then at 12:40 is the save against Everton we mentioned.)

3. Chelsea Dominance and Man City mediocrity

2. the Louis van Gaal lesson in English as a second language

1. Stevie G (be prepared to cry)

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The SportsFathers Episode #44 (April 30, 2015): The Goalie Got An Assist?! (NHL Round 2 Predictions)

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Chloe the Dog watches triple overtime

Chloe the Dog watches triple overtime

Round one is in the books! In this mini-episode, Frs. Darryl, Geoffrey, and Travis recap the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and make our predictions for round two.

Leaderboard (# of series winners pick correctly):

    • Fr. Darryl: 8
    • Fr. Travis & Fr. Cory: 6
    • Fr. Geoffrey: 5
    • Fr. Andrew: 4
    • Chloe the Dog: 3

Our round two picks are below. (Frs. Andrew and Cory sent their picks prior to recording this episode.)

West:

    • CHI vs. MIN
      • Fr. Andrew: CHI in 6
      • Fr. Geoff: CHI in 7
      • Fr. Cory: CHI in 7
      • Fr. Darryl: CHI in 6
      • Fr. Travis: CHI in 6
      • Chloe the Dog: CHI
    • ANA vs. CGY
      • Fr. Andrew: ANA in 6
      • Fr. Geoff: ANA in 7
      • Fr. Cory: ANA in 6
      • Fr. Darryl: CGY in 7
      • Fr. Travis: ANA in 7
      • Chloe the Dog: ANA

East:

    • MTL vs. TBL
      • Fr. Andrew: MTL in 5
      • Fr. Geoff: TBL in 6
      • Fr. Cory: MTL in 6
      • Fr. Darryl: MTL in 6
      • Fr. Travis: TBL in 7
      • Chloe the Dog: TBL
    • NYR vs. WSH
      • Fr. Andrew: NYR in 5
      • Fr. Geoff: WSH in 6
      • Fr. Cory: NYR in 5
      • Fr. Darryl: NYR in 7
      • Fr. Travis: WSH in 7
      • Chloe the Dog: WSH

What do you think of our picks? Which teams will emerge victorious this round? Comment below, send an email to feedback@thesportsfathers.com, or leave us a note on Facebook or Twitter!

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Soccer Trunks no. 5 – Celtic Football Club

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This is a picture of the amount of food Celtic supporters brought during a recent food drive that the club hosted

This is a picture of the amount of food Celtic supporters brought during a recent food drive that the club hosted

Unfortunately, Zach wasn’t able to couple the soccer talking duo, so Fr. Kyle found ample replacement in seminarian Colm Cahill from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Colm’s family has Celtic Football Club in their blood. He shares about the history of Celtic and its importance to the community of Glasgow and around the world.

NOLA Priest

Finn McCool’s

Hail, Hail

You’ll Never Walk Alone Make sure you watch the whole thing.

Fields of Athenry

Henrik Larrson

Bobby Lennox

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The SportsFathers Episode #43 (April 13, 2015): NHL Playoff Preview

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Pepsi_Center_insideHappy Easter! In this episode, Frs. Darryl, Cory, Andrew, and Geoffrey talk about the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Will our picks do better than that of Fr. Darryl’s dog? And who will win it all?

(Hint: GO FLAMES GO!)

Our picks are below. (Fr. Travis gave his picks after the episode was recorded.)

West:

    • STL (1) vs. MIN (4)
      • Fr. Andrew: MIN in 5
      • Fr. Geoff: STL in 7
      • Fr. Cory: STL in 6
      • Fr. Darryl: MIN in 7
      • Fr. Travis: STL in 6
      • Chloe the Dog: STL (in 4 or 6 or something)
    • NSH (2) vs. CHI (3)
      • Fr. Andrew: CHI in 6
      • Fr. Geoff: CHI in 6
      • Fr. Cory: CHI in 7
      • Fr. Darryl: CHI in 7
      • Fr. Travis: CHI in 7
      • Chloe the Dog: NSH
    • ANA (1) vs. WPG (4)
      • Fr. Andrew: ANA in 6
      • Fr. Geoff: ANA in 7
      • Fr. Cory: ANA in 5
      • Fr. Darryl: ANA in 6
      • Fr. Travis: ANA in 4
      • Chloe the Dog: ANA
    • VAN (2) vs. CGY (3)
      • Fr. Andrew: VAN in 6
      • Fr. Geoff: CGY in 6
      • Fr. Cory: VAN in 7
      • Fr. Darryl: CGY in 5
      • Fr. Travis: CGY in 7
      • Chloe the Dog: VAN (Bad dog, Chloe. Bad dog!)

East:

    • NYR (1) vs. PIT (4)
      • Fr. Andrew: NYR in 4
      • Fr. Geoff: NYR in 4
      • Fr. Cory: NYR in 5
      • Fr. Darryl: NYR in 5
      • Fr. Travis: NYR in 6
      • Chloe the Dog: NYR
    • WSH (2) vs. NYI (3)
      • Fr. Andrew: NYI in 7
      • Fr. Geoff: NYI in 6
      • Fr. Cory: WSH in 6
      • Fr. Darryl: WSH in 6
      • Fr. Travis: WSH in 7
      • Chloe the Dog: NYI
    • MTL (1) vs. OTT (4)
      • Fr. Andrew: OTT in 5
      • Fr. Geoff: OTT in 6
      • Fr. Cory: MTL in 7
      • Fr. Darryl: MTL in 7
      • Fr. Travis: MTL in 4
      • Chloe the Dog: MTL
    • TBL (2) vs. DET (3)
      • Fr. Andrew: DET in 6
      • Fr. Geoff: TBL in 5
      • Fr. Cory: TBL in 6
      • Fr. Darryl: TBL in 6
      • Fr. Travis: DET in 4
      • Chloe the Dog: DET (Oops! Forgot to record this one!)

Stanley Cup Winner Predictions:

  • Fr. Andrew: VAN vs. NYR, NYR wins
  • Fr. Geoff: TBL vs. STL, TBL wins
  • Fr. Cory: ANA vs. NYR, NYR wins
  • Fr. Darryl: ANA vs. MTL, ANA wins
  • Fr. Travis: STL vs. WSH, STL wins

What do you think of our picks? Which teams will emerge victorious this round? Comment below, send an email to feedback@thesportsfathers.com, or leave us a note on Facebook or Twitter!

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Soccer Trunks #4 – The Fire Have Been Playing Weller

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Photo by Sarah Fuqua

Photo by Sarah Fuqua

Fr. Kyle and Zach are back to talk the first five weeks of the MLS campaign. They look at the slow start of the LA Galaxy. They analyze the goings on of the two new franchises, New York City FC and Orlando FC. They wonder at how the Vancouver Whitecaps are top of the Support Shield standings (Fr. Kyle puts his foot in his mouth and bashes Canada. Sorry hockey Fathers). They close up talking about the amazing win of Sporting KC over Philadelphia this past weekend. All in under 20 minutes.

Poor form of LA Galaxy

Current Standings in MLS

Highlights of Sporting KC and Philadelphia Union game We still don’t know how Nemeth scored that final goal.

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The Sports Fathers: Soccer Trunks #3 The Goal is Perpendicular, Parallel, Exactly Even

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We are in between international breaks in the heart of the European soccer season and at the beginning of the MLS season. So what do Fr. Kyle and Zach decide to do, talk about the United States Men’s National Team.

Parma difficulties are here and here

The Current Standings in the Clericus Cup

Klinsmann’s thoughts on players in Europe

Klinsmann and fitness
and his detractors.

Michael Bradley’s olimpico

The Gold Cup Draw

Fr. Kyle’s choices for the US Men’s National Team starting XI and bench.

Zach’s choices for the US Men’s National Team starting XI and bench.

Let us know who your XI would be if you were in charge of the National Team.

Don’t forget to pop on over to iTunes to rate us.

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The SportsFathers Episode #42 (March 5, 2015): The Best All-Time NHL Captains

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Photo by Håkan Dahlström (Flickr), licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.

Photo by Håkan Dahlström (Flickr), licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.

Happy Lent! In today’s show, Fr. Geoff and Fr. Darryl team up to discuss NHL captains. Who were the best captains the years before we were born (up to the late 1970s)? Who were the best captains as we grew up in the 1980s and 1990s? Who are the best captains playing now?

Let us know your thoughts! Were we correct? Are we crazy?! Who were the best captains in NHL history and who are the best playing now?

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The SportsFathers: Soccer Trunks #2

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Image by Pumbaa80

Image by Pumbaa80

Join Fr. Kyle Sanders (@colonel4God) and seminarian Zach Tucker (@BeggarsSon) for a riveting discussion of all the latest in the world of soccer!

(Also: As Zach learned recently in his seminary classes, God is not a taco.)

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The SportsFathers Episode #41 (Jan. 26, 2015): Football Physics??

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The Super Bowl approacheth! In this episode, Fr. Darryl and Fr. Cory get together to talk about the NFL conference finals. Yeah, that includes #deflategate, but we also discuss the enormously exciting game in Seattle! In addition, we make our predictions for the Super Bowl, and we talk a bit about the NHL All Star Weekend. All that and more… next!

Our Super Bowl picks:

  • New England vs. Seattle
    • Fr. Kyle: Seattle
    • Fr. Cory: Seattle
    • Fr. Geoff: New England
    • Fr. Darryl: Seattle
    • Chloe the Dog: Seattle

What did you think of the NFC/AFC games? How about the NHL All Star Game? And who will win the Vince Lombardi Trophy?

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NFL Conference Finals: Our picks

My dog made some NFL predictions! See here:

The other SportsFathers also made some predictions for the NFL conference final games. Stay tuned for next week’s episode where we dissect it all!

NFC:

  • Green Bay vs. Seattle
    • Fr. Kyle: Seattle
    • Fr. Cory: Seattle
    • Fr. Travis: Seattle
    • Fr. Darryl: Seattle
    • Fr. Geoffrey: Seattle
    • Chloe the Dog: Green Bay

AFC:

  • Indianapolis vs. New England
    • Fr. Kyle: Indianapolis
    • Fr. Cory: New England
    • Fr. Travis: Indianapolis
    • Fr. Darryl: Indianapolis
    • Fr. Geoffrey: New England
    • Chloe the Dog: Indianapolis

Who are your picks for the conference games? Comment below: