Super Bowl XLVI Preview

A battle for legacies will take place this Sunday in Indianapolis as the Patriots and Giants square off in Super Bowl XLVI.  Full breakdown of all Super Bowl scenarios as well as the hiring of Brian Johnson as Utah’s next Offensive Coordinator on today’s show with special guests Anthony Dinwoodey Morris and John Wells Stevens.

NFL Conference Championship Preview, Tim Tebow, and the Worst National Championship Game of All Time

Could this NFL season be any better?  Honestly, what else could we ask for?  We have witnessed the greatest offensive explosion in league history with transcendent play from three Hall of Fame quarterbacks while watching the rebirth of a storied franchise under the direction of what once was a “#1 Pick” bust and an up-and-coming coach (49ers) and one of the most exciting and divisive stories in the history of sports (Tim Tebow).   My goodness.  In addition to a full breakdown of past, present, and future NFL Playoff games, I also spend some time on the College National Championship game, Tim Tebow’s future, the current state of the NBA, and I certainly take a poke at the tackiness of Hank Haney’s upcoming book on Tiger Woods.

NBA Preview – Eastern Conference

I promised an extensive NBA Eastern Conference breakdown, and here it is.  The Raptors are going to be the worst team in the NBA and the Heat are going to be the best.  I challenge you to name 3 players on the Toronto Raptors without looking up their roster…John Wells Stevens couldn’t even do it.  He confesses to this and lends his sports prowess to the show.  Please enjoy.

NBA Preview – Western Conference

I feel like the lockout didn’t even happen.  Couldn’t be more excited for opening day in the NBA this weekend.  We’re in for a thrilling and fast-paced season with plenty of story lines and more than enough phenomenal players.  This is part 1 of a two-parter previewing the NBA season, purely addressing the makeup of the Western Conference.  Find out why I think the Clips are going to be the second best team in the West this season.

College Bowl Game Analysis

Listen in for the most comprehensive College Bowl Game breakdown that doesn’t include Mark May and Lou Holtz (you can thank me later). Anthony Dinwoodey Morris, Dougie Christison, Jr., and Michael Scott Gatrell join me to discuss Alabama v. LSU, Robert Griffin III, and D.A. Points….I mean….De’Anthony Thomas of Oregon.

The Guilty Pleasure Show of the Fall: Revenge on ABC

You’re not going to find a more comprehensive or amusing breakdown of the fall and midseason television lineup anywhere on Al Gore’s creation.  An enormous thank you to Dan Brown (@DeebsonTV, http://deebstv.tumblr.com/) for lending his mind-blowing expertise on the topic.

The shows we discussed are listed below…

NETWORK NEW SHOWS (FALL):
Two Broke Girls – Mon, 9/19 – FOX
Terra Nova – Mon, 9/26 – FOX
The Playboy Club – Mon, 9/19 – NBC
New Girl – Tues, 9/20 – FOX
Revenge – Wed, 9/21 – ABC
Suburgatory – Wed, 9/28 – ABC
Up All Night – Wed, 9/14 – NBC
Free Agents – Wed, 9/14 – NBC
Charlie’s Angels – Thurs, 9/22 – ABC
How To Be a Gentleman – Thus, 9/29 – CBS
Person of Interest – Thurs, 9/22 – CBS
Whitney – Thurs, 9/22 – NBC
Prime Suspect – Thurs, 9/22 – NBC
Once Upon a Time – Sun, 10/23 – ABC
Pan Am – Sun, 9/ 25 – ABC
Allen Gregory – Sun, 10/30 – FOX

NETWORK RETURNING SHOWS:
House – Mon, 10/3 – FOX
Parenthood – Tues, 9/13 – NBC
Glee – Tues, 9/20 – FOX
Harry’s Law – Wed, 9/21 – NBC
Modern Family – Wed, 9/21 – ABC
Happy Endings – Wed, 9/28 – ABC
Community – Thus, 9/22 – NBC
Parks and Rec – Thus, 9/22 – NBC
The Office – Thus, 9/22 – NBC
30 Rock – returns – NBC

MIDSEASON NEW -
Alcatraz – Jan 16 – Fox
Touch – March 19 – Fox
The Finder – January 12 – Fox
Napolean Dynamite – Jan 15 – Fox
Breaking In – March 6 – Fox
Smash – Feb. 6 – NBC
The Firm – Jan 8 – NBC
Fashion Star – March 13 – NBC
Are You There, Chelsea – Jan 11 – NBC
Rob – Rob Schneider – Jan 12 – CBS
Work It – Jan 3 – ABC
GCB (Good Christian Belles) – March 4 – ABC
The River – Feb 7 – ABC
Missing – Ashley Judd – March 15 – ABC

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Coach Shuffling, Championship Rematch, and a Quest for Perfection

John Wells Stevens lends his soothing voice to the program to discuss the glorious return of the NBA, the Packers quest to perfection, and the thrilling close to the college football season….and some brief commentary on the Robert Allenby v. Geoff Ogilvy upcoming cage match at Wrestle Mania.

Urban Meyer at Ohio State and Trent Richardson Winning the Heisman

First time participant, long time listener, Michael Rice joins the program to discuss the Heisman race, the BCS Championship picture, Urban Meyer, and the Pac 12 South Division.  Make sure to stay hydrated during the show, and know you can hit pause if you need to take a bathroom break.

I Want to Watch Tom Brady in the Super Bowl…There, I Said It

Goodness gracious the NFL is having a great year.  I feel like I can’t take my eyes off of a game even when the Jags, Chiefs, or Seahawks are involved.  Anthony Dinwoodey Morris brings his unmatched expertise to discuss the NFL playoff picture, pick our favorite teams for the Super Bowl, and to discuss the tragic current state of the National Basketball Association.

LSU v. Alabama National Chamionship Rematch?

LSU v. Oklahoma State?  LSU v. Stanford?  LSU v. Oregon? LSU v. Alabama?  Oklahoma State v. Oregon?  Stanford v. Oklahoma?  The BCS Championship picture is far from being clear right now with at least eight teams still with a very plausible shot to play for the title.  Doug Christison and Mikey Gatrell join me to breakdown all of the BCS Championship scenarios as well as their picks for this upcoming Saturday.

The Graham Anderson Show 11.2.11 Part Deux

The college football landscape is about as good as it has ever been.  LSU v. Alabama (seriously, if you were being recruited by these two schools….would you honestly pick to play for Saban over Les Miles?) with dozens of possible variations for the National Championship soon to be decided by the likes of Oklahoma State, Stanford, Oregon, and maybe Boise State (fat chance).

The NFL has somehow found a way to match the excitement of college football and is making me not miss my beloved NBA (did you hear that David Stern?!?!  I don’t need you!!!).  I give my predictions for each division champion, wild card teams, and I absolutely pay homage to maybe the most unbelievable athlete body in the history of human athletes….Terrell Owens.

The Graham Anderson Show 11.2.11

The University of Utah won a Pac-12 game!!!  After an 0-4 start, the U finally put all the pieces together to beat a not that fantastic Oregon State squad last Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.  John White IV dazzled with 200+ yards rushing and Jon Hays, well, he didn’t turn the ball over four times.  Can this team win out in conference play?  Which team will show up this week at Arizona?

As for the Cougs, a tough loss to a semi-struggling TCU team last Friday night.  Many starting to complain about the mistakes made by Riley Nelson, sort of forgetting the disaster that was BYU’s special team play.  For now, Nelson is QB1….I think people are more interested to know if that’ll be the case come September, 2012.  The next two weeks will quite possibly be the most boring weeks in the history of BYU football….I can’t wait!

The Graham Anderson Show 10.17.11

This has been a phenomenal week in sports.  Football season is in full swing and it has not disappointed.  The University of Utah got a solid road win at Pitt, but still leaving us wondering what they’re truly capable of moving forward.  If Jon Hays can play solid football, this team could very well win out.  The BYU season is growing more and more inconsequential while the general college football landscape becomes even more exciting as the true powerhouses begin to separate themselves.  Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh almost went to blows highlighting yet another ridiculously entertaining week in the NFL.  Oh, and in case I wasn’t clear…Tiger Woods is going to dominate the sport of golf yet again.

A monster thank you to John Wells Stevens for bringing his A game to the show this week.  He brought it for his fans, and they shouldn’t be disappointed.

The Graham Anderson Show 10.10.11

I think I’m having deja vu.  If you have watched the University of Utah football team play the last two weeks, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

You’ve got to give Tim Tebow the ball at this point.  The 49ers and Lions are for real.  The Packers are without question the best team in the league, but don’t go to sleep on the Saints just yet.

The NBA is in shambles.  Owners have been overpaying players for years…so the players are being overpaid.  Watching Stern and D. Fisher talk about the status of the talks last night made me physically ill.

Tiger Woods will dominate the sport of golf again.  There is nothing I am more sure of.

The Graham Anderson Show 10.3.11

What in the wide world of sports happened on Saturday? After a dominating performance in Provo only two weeks prior, the same Utah team showed up to Rice-Eccles Stadium and laid an egg.  An opening kickoff fumble returned for a touchdown, four other turnovers including two inside the 5 yard line, and bonehead penalties at inopportune times led to their 31-14 demise.  And to make this all sound even more grim, starting quarterback, Jordan Wynn, will be out for the next 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury leaving Juco transfer, Jon Hays (Butte College), to start his first ever Division 1 football game against top 25 ranked Arizona State this coming Saturday.  Let’s hope he starts channeling his inner-Brett Ratliff (Butte College) right about now…