Channel 4 NFL hosts Nat Coombs & Mike Carlson, comedian Dan Louw & a host of special guests keep you up to date with the latest happenings in American sports & popular culture. If Sarah Palin, Dennis Rodman and Fozzie Bear did a morning sports radio show, it would sound like this. - See more at: http://www.americarnage.co.uk/

Nat and Dan drag their sorry arses into the studio to try to fill the void left by the Big Man who's AWOL this week because of reasons, they're good ones but they're not good enough to excuse the fact that HdP finds more gaps in the flow to pipe up with his own ill-informed opinions. Serious big man, we need you back. It does however mean, this is an Americarnage After Dark...

In other news: the sales folks who seem to have got hold the 'Carnage email address bring more genius correspondence; The World Soccer Cup gets mentioned but only very briefly and Nat's show is a part of it; Dan rags on the Taiwanese for the first time - pretty random but every nation gets its turn; he then explains phone hacking; the NBA season is over the so is the draft and for the second year running the Cleveland Cavs had the furst overall pick; after wasting last year’s selection on the underwhelming Anthony Bennett, they went for Kansas’ Canadian wunderkind Andrew Wiggins;the NHL draft has happened too and Gary Bettman got booed every time him stepped forward - “I love your passion” he told the crowd and the Flyers fans shouted “sucks” after every team name that wasn’t the Flyers; NFL-wise, Aldon Smith is not going to jail for the bomb threats he allegedly made at LAX in April; charges have been dropped and he now has gun and drink dirivng charges to be heard on 25th July, the day after 49ers camp begins; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodness; a game relating to the Driving Theory test gets played, it may or may not be a high point, and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 7:07 PM

Nat, Mike and Dan find themselves in unfamilar surroundings - someone has positioned microphones in front of them and, from through a small double-glased window, some sort of tramp appears to be pressing buttons and adjusting faders. Suddenly it all snaps back! They're in Camden and it's time to dothe first 'Carnage in rather too long! Thankfully, help them through what could otherwise be a shakey evening, it's friend of the show and master of cocktails Mr Paul McFadyen. Then Dan leaves half way through. What the f$%*?!

In other news: Dan goes to a documentary festival and becomes more of a wanker apparently; Paul mentions the world cup a little before 7 minutes in but luckily they keep it to a minimum; Mike reccomends telly things; Nat plugs his really rather good footy show for the Guardian (watch it watch it watch it); then there's loads of good NBA, NHL and NFL action as the guys look towards a time very soon where there will be only baseball and the Bodeans Mailbag, plus much, much more of course...

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Nat, Mike and Dan are overjoyed to be back together for the first time in what seems like an age (or precisely 'one restraining order' according to our lawyers) but immediately get back into the swing of things, crashing each other's intro's, Mike using the laugh-box, Nat presenting things which went out with the Ark and all that good stuff. As if that's not enough, we've only got the First Lady of Americarnage too, Ms Kelly-Anne Lyons - hell of a fine week folks, hell of a fine week.

In other news: Dan warns everyone he's going to be late, this does not save him from retribution; Kelly gets a new name, some mild misogyny which she shrugs off pretty well and then reveals her stance on other women coming on the show; they all work out that the show could help rescue the careers of recently disgraced celebs; loads of sports stuff has happened since last week, we talk about that; you guys sent in loads of great questions, we talk about those too. Plus of course much, much more...

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:17 PM

The big man is back! Mike's trip to R'lyeh America is done and dusted and he can't wait to get into some draft goodness and/or destroying the human race, whichever is easier. This fills Nat with such dread that he completely fails to make it to the studio mucttering something about filming somewhere called Innsmouth, sure that'll work out well. Sliding into the seat between Irony Carlson and the man who is Dan is all-pro 'Carnage guest, luckiest man in journalism and attendee at this year's draft, Mr Ben Isaacs.

In other news: Mike's intro leaves Dan a little flummoxed; expenses get discussed - turns out Mike was great at them back in the day but Ben is getting pretty close; Dan read a book about the world of London homelessness in the 70's. It's mental, you should read it too; Ben read a book which is the sort of makey-learny True Detective but still awesome for all that; loads of draft stuff gets discussed; these NBA playoffs keep on getting better, if you haven't been following up until now FOR THE LOVE OF GOD START NOW; the NHL playoffs are pretty damn cool too and, for one, more about skill than escalating violence - amazing; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodness and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 7:05 PM

With the Big Man still Stateside Nat and Dan arrive at the studio to find that neither they nor HdP have sorted a guest this week, someone to help fill the aching void that Irony Mike Carlson leaves in their lives. Then they realise that they've never done a show, y'know, just the two of them, so maybe this could be the start of something beautiful...

In other news: it's not;

In more other news: The Breakfast Club in Islington can forget that sponsorship deal; Nat tells a story about a beverage he bought; Dan talks about GTA and Senna; there's just a little Iron goodness as Mike sends a three point AND and NFL round-up; all Dan's predictions about the NBA playoffs were wrong, hear how wrong; the draft gets taken very very seriously; HdP isn't listening to a thing Dan says during the NHL round-up... or is he? No; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodness; loads of back-referenced goodness and much, much more...

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:26 PM

After a bit of a break caused by a combination of things (yes, HdP lost the keys to the studio and went on a three-week haribo binge to try to drown his sorrows) Nat and Dan rock up in Camden to find three things have happened: Mike is still away, the fabulous Mr Marek Larwood has turned up and finally that Pappy Dan is real and owns the LA Clippers...

In other news: Dan ran a marathon or something; Marek talks films; racism gets discussed a bit, for a change; the 2014 NBA playoffs are go and the Pacers held off the Heat for first spot in the East; the Hawks beat out the resurgent Knicks for the last spot; in the West the Spurs finished first, setting up a match up with Dalla; OKC set up a match up with last year’s conference finalists the Grizzlies; in the run-up the NFL draft we know some of these things: Earl Thomas is now the highest paid safety in the NFL; Cj2k is a New York Jet; Aldon smith has been arrested again; Johnn Manziel is going to Bucs; NHL-wise, in the East the Montreal Canadiens swept the Tampa Bay Lightning, who were in the playoffs for the first time since 2011; out West the Ducks went back and forth with the Dallas Stars, but with Ryan Getzlaff looking like a Hart Trophy winner, Anaheim took it in 6; elsewhere, with Malkin and Crosby again leading the line the Penguins beat out the Columbus Blue Jackets in 6; they’ll play the winners of New York Philadelphia, which is 3-2 going into tonights game 6; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodness; Dan makes up some more characters who may or may not ocme true and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 7:45 PM

Nat and Dan arrive in Camden a little bit sad as the Iron one is off this week but also really rather glad because the legend of American sports broadcasting that is Simon Crosse has come to play, having recently survived Sotchi and all its brilliance, and immediately plugs the new 'Carnage merchandise. He can stay they reckon, no matter HdP's usual producer-rage...

In other news: it used to be a LOT harder to find out sports results, be thankful future-people; a few more details of the crapness of Russian preparation come via Simon; American sportscasters love to grab each other's bums - FACT; Dan supports UK pro basketball and so should you; Nat talks Mickey Rooney; there's a bit of Iron Goodness as the big man sends in a round-up; lots of NFL chat, lots of MLB chat, even more NBA and NHL chat. Who'd have thought? Loads of great stuff in the Bodeans Mailbag and much, much, more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 3:48 PM

Nat, Mike and Dan are jubilant this week, for two very good reasons: Firstly, there have been not one but THREE opening days for baseball and the season is away and swinging. Secondly, they're joined by a man who not only has an encyclopedic knowledge of them damned (New York) Yankees, but who also played some fine fine football for Hollywood's beloved Premiership team. Ladies and gentlement, put your hands together for mister Chris Perry.

In other news: Mike attempts an April Fool, the guys are sarcastically appreciative of it; Dan is preparing for the marathon by carrying around cake; Dan's Zombie approach to fantasy MLB once again garners comment, but not much at all, promise; Mike talks Belgian detectives; one idea for a segment is floated and should not be done; another idea for a slot is floated and in fact turns up after the credits so of course doesn't count towards out Offensiveness Quotient; Chris brings up a Sith Lord running for president; Nat talks Lee Steinberg but hasn't read the book yet; loads and loads of MLB is talked, tune in to find out how much; we're into the last ten games of the NBA regular season and after a long hard season of chasing the Pacers, the Miami Heat are back on top of the Eastern Conference; in the West the Spurs have all but tied up first seed after 18 straight wins, although OKC and the Clippers are both on tears of their own; the Pacers are in an absolute tailspin; in the hockey, Boston lead the East and are joined in the playoffs by Pittsburgh; in the West St Louis narrowly have the top seed from Anaheim, although San Jose Colorado and last year’s champs Chicago are already there; plenty of NFL stuff; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodness and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 4:55 PM

So it's stickball season once again and if there's one thing the at Nat, Mike and Dan love it's a bit of fantasy MLB. Well, ok, that may be a bit of an exaggeration but boy do they have things to say about it, mainly Mike...

In other news: Mike does a partial strip-tease, Nat and Dan are surprisingly impressed with the results but doubt its punctuation; Mike talks auto-drafts; Dan was in Portugal last week, this gets strangely little comment; the selecting of teams for folks gets serious and we're exporting rather than importing this week; Nat talks Sports Illustrated; but three weeks of the NBA season left and Indiana still lead the East, now up 4 games on the falterming Miami Heat; San Antonio lead the West after an unimpeachable 13 game streak that OKC in their tracks; don’t nobody care about winners no mo’, it’s about the LOSERS - the Philadelhpia 76ers were widely believed to be tanking the season when they signed the injured rookie Nerlens Noel who still hasn’t played for them and are now on an amazing 25 game losing streak; in the NHL Boston lead the East, although last night their 12 game winning streak was finally beaten by an Alex Galchenyuk GWG for your Montrea Canadiens; with 10 games to go the Bruins are the only team in the east in the playoffs; in the West the St Louis Blues are there, as are the San Jose Sharks who are on quite the last season run at the moment; massive amounts of free agency goodess in the NFL, Mike talks you through that; bit of baseball (the actual kind) but loads more next week; plenty of fun from the Bodeans Mailbag; a strange bit of filling at the end which didn't need to happen but was fun enough to leave in, and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 8:59 AM

Nat, Mike and Dan are back in the house this week for an All-Pro 'Carnage this week and, because it's just so darn exciting, they celebrate the Big Man's birthday a day early by having some disturbingly cogent discussion in. Don't worry though, Dan takes just 4 minutes to talk about poo...

In other news: there's booze and cake in the studio, this always works out well; Dan is a big fan of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, mainly the vomiting; the Americarnage merchandise store is launching soon, presents for loved ones will never be a problem again; Nat talks Romney documentaries, disturbingly watchable stuff; Mike talks NFL free agency in a frankly bewildering amount of detail; in the NHL it's all change at the top – Boston leads the East from Pittsburgh and Montreal after pulling back ten games on the Pens since December; St Louis lead the West from Anaheim for the first time all season; NBA-wise, Indiana lead the East from Miami, San Antonio have leapfrogged the OKC Thunder, they’re 6 straight in a time when everyone is losing; Lebron hit 6 of 18 from the field and later blamed the special T shirts he had been made to wear as part of the NBA’s Noche Latina; laods og Bodeans Mailbag goodness, including the revelation that we're so wrong all the time that Corrections and Clarifications should make a return - we're up for this, send us your C&C's! great (slightly stolen) game from Dan and much, much more...

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:43 PM

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