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It’s Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being unleashed on the Winter Games people!

I declare my unsubstantiated belief that Vladimir Putin attempted to strike at the heart of America by giving Bob Costas pink eye. Brink fires back his belief that Bob is a liberal hooligan.

We delve into women’s skiing & the texture of Russian snow… as well a discussion of the general difficulty of doing athletic things on snow and ice.

Then a regular Minnesotan called Joe comes alongside to share his depth of feeling on the results of the recent US / Russia hockey match up.

How do you take your Olympics? With a side of mirth perhaps?! The latest GooseRadio Podcast lies below…

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Peyton Vs. The Babe

Goose Nissley —  February 7, 2014 — Leave a comment


As this week’s Super Bowl became the most watched tv event in the history of the American eyeball, one cannot deny the supremacy of the NFL in our sporting life. Yet I yearn for the days of yore & a simpler time of wooden sticks flailing at balls hurled through the air… of Abner Doubleday inventing a sport for Americans to play (which apparently never happened… thanks a lot Ken Burns…).

So I decided to bring alongside my pal Brink Brickly, a die hard football fanatic, and attempt to convince him that America in 2014 needs more baseball. We speak of the relative speed & action of the games. Their histories and generated feelings are examined. Barack Obama and James Earl Jones come up.

All told, it’s another priceless foray into Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being. Hear the latest from GooseRadio’s purveyors of mirth via the play button below…

Easley Call

There’s not too many things we can be absolutely certain of in our lives. Yet here’s one truth we can know for sure – there will come a time when we’ll have to make a decision. We’ll have to say yes or no, to take one path or the other. And when we make that call, some people may pat us on the back and praise us, but others will very likely be vocal in saying we made the wrong choice. That’s hard.

Thankfully, most of us don’t come to that moment in front of a national television audience numbering in the millions… and in front of a crowd of 68,000 screaming fans. Here’s the story of a man whose decision time came in just that epic scenario.

Lance Easley, an NFL replacement official, could never have expected he’d be on the field on the night of September 24th, 2012 as the Green Bay Packers visited the Seattle Seahawks – much less that he’d be in a position to make the call that would decide the contest. Listen below as he tells the unlikely and remarkable tale of his path to that decision, its consequences, and how his faith guided him through the massive backlash.

It’s a story that starts on a football field, but in the end is so much more about how we live our life, our faith & who we are in Christ. Click play below to hear our full interview with Lance…

If Greg Maddux doesn’t get 100%, whoever doesn’t vote for Greg Maddux should no longer be allowed to vote.

Former Mets Hurler Al Leiter

Mazzone still remembers the night the Braves were in Montreal when Maddux called him up and invited him to dinner. Maddux promised to take him to his favorite restaurant in the city.

Mazzone put on a sports jacket, met Maddux in the hotel lobby, and off they went.

Maddux led him right up to the front door of Wendy’s.

“I’m getting a double cheeseburger, Leo,” Maddux said to Mazzone. “What do you want?”

The next thing they knew, they were sitting on Maddux’s hotel room floor, eating burgers, downing them with Labatt’s Blue, and talking pitching into the wee hours.

“One of the best dinners,” Mazzone says, “I’ve ever had in my life.”

Bob Nightengale in USA Today


After a 77 year wait, Andy Murray brought home the first Wimbledon title for a British dude since the Hitler administration. God save the Queen!

Murray has steadily improving his game in an age when that’s not an easy task. Guys like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic are all time tennis greats – all blocking potential paths to a major title for gents like Murray. But the Scot has reached their level, claiming the gold medal in men’s singles last summer in his home country, then last years US Open, and the now the big cahuna.


In Montreal they used to have a big bowl of jellybeans in the clubhouse, and Gerald Williams would come in every day and pick out the red ones. One day [Maddux] got to the ballpark two hours early and dumped the whole bowl and took out all the red ones. Took him a couple of hours, but he just wanted to sit in the corner and snicker when Gerald came in and started looking for the red jellybeans.

Maddux Sweater Bobblehead

Via Matt Snyder in USA Today

New Yorker Yankees Cover

The New York Yankees are finally, in the words of Jeremiah Wright, observing their chickens come home to roost. After decades of doling out huge and lengthy contracts to big name stars, the likes of which other teams couldn’t touch for the most part, the Yankees are now discovering the flip side of that coin. They have elderly (in baseball terms of course!) dudes dealing with injury issues. The New Yorker summarizes it beautifully.

The American Game

Andrew Carter —  October 6, 2011 — 1 Comment

Obama & Football

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