July 13, 2019
Shane is joined by Matt "Quick Draw" McGraw and Matt Bell of Matt's Variety Podcast. They talk all things NBA Contracts, Offseason, and Free Agency with the highlight being the news of Russell Westbrook being traded dropping while recording. The Matt's had quite a few more beers than when they typically record...and it was awesome
- The guys start by diving into #WhatsInTheCooler which is a super crushable Summer Pils from St. Arnold Brewing out of Houston (how appropriate) and talk about what inspired them to start podcasting
- 14:28 Quick Draw starts by needling Shane about the Texans GM situation and getting his reaction. Then, they dive into the disparity of NBA and NFL contracts.
- 26:34 Who is the better NBA team in Los Angeles?
- 39:30 The Oklahoma City Thunder rebuild
- 42:22 Live in the moment reactions to Russell Westbrook getting traded and what it means to the Rockets!
- 48:08 Favorite underrated NBA Offseason moves and Shane borrows a segment from Matt's Variety Podcast and everyone gives their offseason MVP and MVPos award
You can find the podcast on Twitter at @MattsVarietyPod and the Matt's at @MattPquickdraw and @MattBellForReal and find the MVP podcast on Instagram at @mvpmattsvarietypodcast
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June 28, 2019
We're back! Shane sits down in the return episode with Zane Goggans, Director of Operations at Abilene's NPR station KACU. They talk all things NBA Finals and offseason, and of course there's quite a bit of Spurs talk considering both their fandom. But first, Shane dives into the beer cooler.
- Welcome back and #WhatsInTheCooler where Shane gives a glowing review of what may be his beer of the summer from Stone Brewing
- 7:25 Kawhi winning the Finals from Spurs fan perspective, Spurs future, and Spurs-Raptors trade revisited
- 29:18 NBA draft and why is offseason schedule the way it is?
- 37:00 Adam Silver considering shortening NBA season and midseason tournaments
You can find Zane on Twitter @ZaneGoggans and follow KACU @KACU895
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February 8, 2019
Shane joins fellow Abilene, Tx podcasters Matt Bell and Matt "Quick Draw" McGraw of Matt's Variety Podcast to:
- recap Super Bowl LIII
- talk about The Unicorn joining the Mavericks among other NBA trade deadline talk
- give their MVP's and MVPOS's of the week
All while taking a page out of Tailgate Party Talk's book and drinking some Big Chief Bock from Red Gap Brewing out of Cisco, Tx.
Matt's Variety Podcast is a podcast where the Matts discuss all the happenings in sports, as well as, movies and TV.
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January 17, 2019
Shane is joined by his cousin and MMA enthusiast Caleb Fullerton to talk the UFC debuting on ESPN+ while drinking a delicious dessert inspired stout.
9:49 Caleb handles this weeks "Hold the L" admitting where he was wrong on Khabib's punishment. Then they talk USADA, UFC drug testing, and Dana White
24:30 They chat the impact of UFC signing a monster deal with ESPN and Shane makes a very bold prediction on what this deal looks like for the future of the UFC
40:04 The guys are pretty buzzed by now and dive into the future of crossover superfights, Greg Hardy co-main eventing a UFC card, and preview the rest of the card.
What's in the Cooler this week:
Double Dunk by Prairie Artisan Ales out of Krebs, OK. An 11.9% ABV Imperial Stout brewed with Oreos.
We would love to connect with you on all of our Social Media platforms and chat more with you! The Tailgate Party goes beyond the podcast!
December 13, 2018
Shane records a quick solo episode where he talks:
- Why this Dallas Cowboys sudden turnaround may not be best for long-term success
- He "holds the L" on drafting Saquon Barkley at #2
- Why the "too many bowl games" claim is so stupid and gives 3 of his Hidden Gem Bowl Games
But first, he enjoys a BFD (Beer For Drinking) Golden Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing to support their Resilience IPA initiative for California Camp Fire relief. To join with Sierra Nevada in helping the victims of the California wildfires click here to give to the Camp Fire Relief Fund.
As always we would love to connect with you on Facebook (giveaway going on now!), Instagram, Twitter, and Untappd
Reviews always welcome!
November 29, 2018
The only guest in studio this week is a big growler of Maple Troubled Horse Porter from Brick & Forge Brew Works. Brick & Forge is a small batch brewery that operates out of Brick Oven Pizza restaurant in Abilene, Tx but their beers are absolutely exceptional.
Shane starts off talking College Football Playoff and how the current system is built to reward the "Power 5" conferences and Notre Dame, followed by just what should happen to get UCF into the bracket.
Then, he admits how he was wrong on the Amari Cooper trade...but is still skeptical.
Finally, what Texas NBA team should trade for Markelle Fultz and what they should offer.
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November 17, 2018
Shane starts out flying solo on his first live-streamed recording in the podcast's Facebook group talking about the latest NBA storylines. He gives his takes on the spat between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant and what he thinks Carmelo Anthony should do next. At (25:45) he gives his favorite Week 11 NFL bets all of which while enjoying the freshly canned Big Daddy Darryl IPA from Red Gap Brewing Company out of Cisco, Tx.
Then, he sits down with his good friends James Bridwell and Will Meiron of Sockdolager Brewing Company in Abilene to talk about craft beer (duh), new beer they have fermenting, and them putting their glorious beards at risk for a great cause. However, this time instead of drinking one of their always amazing offerings, Shane provides the beer. He shares a crowler of his favorite beer he brought back from a recent trip to Denver, a dangerously smooth Imperial Red from Station 26 Brewing.
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October 17, 2018
Shane is joined by two incredibly knowledgeable basketball fans to preview the upcoming NBA season.
First, proud Lebron superfan Mike Brennan joins us to talk about The King's move to Los Angeles and give a rundown of how they think the Eastern Conference will shake out.
At 41:20 Zane Goggans (@zanegoggans on Twitter) of KACU returns to podcast. Shane and Zane start out discussing why they feel themselves slowly gravitating towards basketball from football. Then, they dive into the Spurs, Rockets, Mavericks, and the rest of the Western Conference.
Lastly, at 1:25:00 all the guys give their predictions for playoff teams and NBA Finals.
Thanks again to Black Box Pizza for hosting us while we record!
October 10, 2018
Shane is joined by MMA enthusiast and licensed cutman (who also happens to be his cousin) Caleb Fullerton. They dive deep into the incidents of UFC 229, the other fights, and discuss the future of UFC. Since they were talking so much Conor McGregor, it is only appropriate that they sipped some of Conor's own brand of whiskey Proper Twelve while they chatted. They paired that with Old Chub from Oskar Blues Brewery which was the perfect dark, smooth Scotch Ale to take the edge off.
Caleb is also firefighter and realtor in Abilene and would love to help you with any of your real estate needs. Click here to chat with him.