The Sports Fathers Episode #46 (June 11, 2015): Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
Jun11

The Sports Fathers Episode #46 (June 11, 2015): Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

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IMG_2087Take me out to the ball game!

This is exactly what Sarah Vabulas (CatholicDrinkie.com), Fr. Cory Sticha (frcory.org) and Fr. Kyle Schnippel (fatherschnippel.com) very graciously did for Fr. Darryl (saskapriest.com) this past week. It was exciting! It was a pile of fun! Hear us talk about our experiences of watching Major League Baseball in this show.

What has been your experience of attending baseball games? How about other sports? Comment below, send an email to feedback@thesportsfathers.com, or leave us a note on Facebook or Twitter!

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The Sports Fathers Episode #45 (June 3, 2015): Playoff Superstitions
Jun03

The Sports Fathers Episode #45 (June 3, 2015): Playoff Superstitions

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And we’re off to the Stanley Cup Final! In this episode, Fr. Darryl and Fr. Andrew talk about the NHL playoffs thus far. Should players touch the Campbell or Wales conference trophies? The CFL rule changes were also discussed. And the Fathers (along with Chloe the dog!) predict the winner of the Stanley Cup!

Here’s the video of Chloe’s pick:

Stanley Cup predictions:

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

What do you think of our picks? Is it bad luck to touch the conference final trophy? 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. 7 – The Most Powerful Neck Muscles in Football
Jun01

Soccer Trunks no. 7 – The Most Powerful Neck Muscles in Football

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This is what winning looks like.

This is what winning looks like.

Fr. Kyle and Zach spend Sunday afternoon talking about FIFA corruption and the upcoming Women’s World Cup, wherein the US will reclaim the throne supplanting all other teams becoming the true queens of soccer. In other words, it’s another season of Game of Thrones without all of the bloodshed.

FIFA arrests

Sepp Blatter Election

US Women’s National Team Roster

The Group of Death?

The USWNT Expectations

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Soccer Trunks no. 6 – We Laugh, We Cry, We Toast to the Press Corp
May20

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)
May01

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
Apr26

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
Apr14

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
Apr09

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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