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Nat and Dan rock up to the studio this week in the certain knowledge that the Iron One is elsewhere, although quite what this means is up for debate – options include stumping for Ted Cruz, doing things for the mob and other less (more?) salubrious options. Whatever he’s up to he’s sent in lots of good stuff and, what’s more, the guys are joined by the legend that is Erik The Producer Janssen.

In other news: the Mancave Champions Club App Question of the Week winner this week is Mr James Cooper of Minehead who bags himself a load of goodies – you can get involved too by downloading it right…. NOW! Jimmy Garopollo makes an early appearance and then reappears quite a bit – which is nice; Erik has been watching Better Call Saul – a near-Nat level of cultural relevance; conversely, Nat has been watching The Jungle Book – the new one and everything; Dan ran the Brighton marathon and got sunburnt in the cold; all sorts of pre-draft manoeuvring in the NFL and Iron Mike talks you through his version of the first 10 picks; will a new top cornerback make the Racistskins any better? Johnny Manziel is still in the news for all the wrong reason, think this is just how it goes; the NBA Playoffs are underway and everyone is injured; Cleveland are the only ones through so far; OKC and the Spurs will play each other in the West; Erik tackles the NHL with a catch in his voice due to the lack of Canadian teams in the playoffs; the Blues are through to face the Stars; the Kings are out; in the MLB the White Sox execute the most ridiculous triple play ever in the history of anything; Albert Pujoles hits 565 homers, which is also pretty mental; Erik then breaks out The Birthday Game for the first time in a while and it inspires this week’s competition; there’s the usual Mancave Mailbag goodness and definitely much, much more…

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With Nat still in Panama dealing with the fallout of recent events, Mike and Dan find themselves doing a two-hander this week, something that immediately and unsurprisingly becomes a bit rude. It involves hands.


In other news: Mike stood in for Nat on Talksport 2 the other night, it was fun; the Question of the Week on the Mancave app is Adam Wright from Cardiff – he wins a big box of goodies and you can too; Dan has a lot of three points, but that’s what happens when he’s not allowed to talk for two weeks; one of them is a film, another is telly and the third is a book so it’s very nearly a media clean-sweep; the NFL round-up is less sports and more CSI but then that’s depressingly familiar; lots of trading and manoeuvring ahead of the draft; Kaepernick is once again in the news and what the bloody hell is going on there? In the NBA the Cavs have won the East and the Warriors have won the West, although the Spurs did their damnedest to spoil that party; Kobe’s retiring apparently, no-one cares; the NHL playoffs start TONIGHT and Washington had their best ever season resulting in a top seed while everyone else just kind of gets slotted in somehow; lots of other things but also David Cameron has been fired… From his coaching job with the Ottawa Senators; stickball season is back and Mike talks a lot about that, Dan less so; loads on Mancave Mailbag goodness and just the right amount of much, much more…

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Mike and Dan rock up at the studio this week to find that Nat is on IR with a kids party but that all-pro friend of the show Mr Phil Spooner is in the house, or is he?

In other news: Dan spills the beans about a personal matter of Phil’s without Phil even being in the studio; Black Mass takes a panning; Peep Show gets a rare mention; NFL refereeing is even more lunatic this week; Carolina stay unbeaten while the Pats are no longer perfect; the Jest beat Miami; Phil’s predictive powers are strong; in the NBA the Cavaliers lead the East from the streaking Pacers, who have won a Paul George inspired five straight; in the West it’s Golden State Warriors from the San Antonio Spurs; Kobe is retiring just to make sure the story is always about him; there’s some baseball chat but not a great deal; in the NHL Montreal are back on top of the east after New York had a slippy week; in the west Dallas lead St Louis by a good few points, and if that doesn’t encourage people to start foiling their empty arena, what will; loads of goodness from the Mancave mailbag and there’s even a Speakpipe message to help with the much, much more…

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Nat and Dan have started the show before they realise there’s something wrong – they’re talking to each other without interruption and able to finish sentences unimpeded. Damn and blast it if the Iron One isn’t on IR with a nonspecific! Saving them, and you, from an Americarnage After Dark though is the one and only Simon Crosse, sports producer extraordinaire, Bluejays fanatic and producer of Nat and Mike’s 5Live Sports Extra show, starting with a triple-header this Thanksgiving Thusday. This gets mentioned in the show. A little.

In other news: Dan has been to the dentist; Simon has in his possession something so good that the person who recommended it to him wants to become him; some people look like other people, this can be funny; the very first messages are coming through on the Americarnage Speakpipe; Thusdayt is shaping up like Americarnage on 5Live as Dan gets involved; Seattle continues the Niners lousy season; Joe Flacco is out but sets up a win with a busted knee; Case Keenum is one unlucky guy; Danny Amendola is injured again, poor devil; refereeing is still shocking; in the NBA the Cavaliers lead the East from Miami, who have won 3 on the bounce and are starting to gel; Golden State lead the West from the Spurs and Golden State are now the league’s only undefeated team; in the land of huckenshuck New York and Montreal are tied at the top of the East; Dallas handily lead St Louis at the top of the West; loads of Mancave Mailbag goodness happens; Simon saves the gang from a gameless week with his list of Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame nominees which means Dan is in the picture for the first time, well, ever; all this and the requisite much, much more…

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With the Big Man on IR this week it's down to Nat and the newly-recovered Dan to get things done this week. As they glance around furtively and dare to dream of an Americarnage After Dark, who should appear to save them and everyone else from  themselves but All-Pro and now third most frequent guest, the Canadian wonder Mr Erik Janssen. Listen our for some bonus Carlson at the end of the show...

In other news: Glenn Beardon is our Mancave grand prize winner with his tweet about Iron Mike; Dan talks Red Army and Fresh off the Boat; Erik talks The Americans; Nat relays an argument the guys had backstage at Wembley and A Month of Sundays; Andy Dalton gets big-ups; Ely Manning’s position as most hated man in football just because he’s won more than Peyton continues; Kaepernick’s job security gets a quick discussion, possibly not quick enough; Nat makes a wild prediction about he Bears which he wants noted down in case it’s right in a few weeks time; the MLB playoffs are mental-exciting and Erik tells you why; the Utley incident gets a thorough discussion, along with fighting in baseball;l oads of Mancave Mailbag goodness; comps galore and much, much more...

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Nat, Mike and Dan are fragrant individuals, although often not in the way that works out for those around them. This week though we're celebrating the beginning of a beautiful friendship, one which will not only herald the dawn of a new Mailbag but also hopefully remind the gang that real men can scrub up just a little every now and again. Yes, Americarnage is proud to be sponsored by top men's grooming range ManCave and thanks to them things are about to get even more awesome...

In other news: regular season NFL kicks off in less than 48 hours at time of recording and Football Fever is officially in town; the guys get a bit over-excited about the new sponsor and try some old schtick which is quickly stepped on; Dan follows on from Straight Outta Compton last week with Boyz n tha Hood this week, stepping back a few years; Mike talks The Crime Vault Live, his new show with HdP; Nat talks competitions - specifically getting yo' ass some International Series tickets; the gang run down their predictions for the upcoming season and these will be set in Internet Stone to be praised or scorned come Playoff time; some baseball gets talked about, mainly "how many innings does it take to destroy and arm"; Dan talks gambling in the NBA but not in the usual way; there's plenty of goodness from the newly-monikered ManCave Mailbag and a whole heaping bowlful of Much, Much More...

 
 
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Nat and Mike are so sad that Dan isn't here this week that they plain forget to celebrate, something which is very strange indeed until you realise that all-pro 'Carnage favourite and master of all things sporting MR Erik Janssen is in the house and his hypnotic presence has the guys enraptured...

In other news: for some reason the budget gets discussed; Erik is in fact a creepy step-relation but has the world's greatest collection of sports crap in his attic; NFL free agency keeps happening and ther's a hell of a lot to get through; defences have been the main winners but don't stand still near Chip Kelly, he'll trade you; we talk to our mate Andrew Joseph in Arixzona about March Madness; then we talk about more March Madness and #FightMadness; Erik does hockey, then tests the hell out of Nat and Mike with the first ever guest-made game. Bodeans mailbag of course and much, much more...

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Nat's on IR this week so Mike slips into the host's chair with the ease of a man passing a joke box. Amazingly enough, he has his joke box with him, something which amazes and delights both Dan and man of the hour and Sport Creator Mr Marek Larwood.

In other news: Dan has run a long way; the show is going weekly again for a while - March Madness basically, thanks to ESPN and the ESPN Player (remember this plug, you will need to love it); films get discussed in surprising range and sensitivity but don't worry, it won't happen again; franchise time has happened and there were very few surprises; basketball is happening and Kobe got kicked in the dick; NCAA basketball is happening and you need to get involved; in the NHL the Canadienes are doing surprisingly well, much to Mike and Dan's delight; an Oscar post-mortem (we're well current) and much, much more...

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Nat and Mike are sportsmen of great and varied prowess, always seeking the fresh challenge and ready to give their all to triumph in a new arena. These past years they have wept, for there were no more worlds left to conquer as no new popular sport has been invented in a hundred years. This was only because Marek Larwood had yet to invent... Volfsball!

In other news: Thanksgiving means more football than you could possibly digest... Unless you head to the Number 1 Sports Bar in Old Street, London, England to catch Iron Mike presenting some tasty NFL action; Marek elucidates the principals and heritage of Volfsball; Nat talks films and stuff; Mike talks telly and things; NFL coaches have had a rubbish week - Mike Smith and Rex Ryan in particular; RGIII should totally go to the Vikings to make the circle complete; Odell Beckham caught the ball or something; baseball gets a look-in this week; Marek talks basketball and Mike talks hockey, in between plenty of quality action from the Bodean's Mailbag and of course much, much more...

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Nat, Mike and Dan are, of course, the subject of many a fantasy (league) but this week Mike and Dan have a set-to about The Fall, which Mike likes and Dan thinks... Well, that's in the show, innit?

In other news: JJ Watt keeps catching balls and running them places; the Pats have their once-a-season steamrollering of the Colts sorted for this year; in the NBA, Toronto still lead the East from Washington. Memphis still lead the West from Washington; Philadelphia are bottom of the east with 10 losses and no wins; Kobe is still going for records and pissing people off; in the NHL Montreal are back on top of the East from Tampa Bay (despite being shut out in Pittsburgh last night); Anaheim lead the West from Nashville; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodies and a kick-ass game from Dan round out the week. Oh wait - there's still much, much more...

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With Nat on IR this week the Iron One slides into the hosts chair just in time to witness Dan's glorious return from the states and Phil (da Producer) Spooner's glorious return from, um, Stratford and the discussion immediately turns to Scottish independence. Y'know, cos we keep it current. Then we get to Draft Day and all gets better...

In other news: Phil has a nostalgic experience, Dan talks charming crackheads - these two things are related; Mike talks Draft Day; more NFL fun than you can shake a challenge flag at, including the International Series' first coach-sacking; Dallas look surprisingly good; the Pats look creaky as hell; Indy look good; Tampa surprise; NHL preseason is well and truly underway. Jeff Carter nabbed a hat trick in the King’s Preseason game against the Ducks; NBA press day saw Kobe let both barrels lose on former Lakers coach Mike D’Antononi; Phil makes a very fine point on this; one-game playoffs in the MLB feel strange; loads of Bodeans goodness and of course, much, much more...

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Nat and Mike are back in the house and for the second week running Mike has taken some of the work off HdP's hands and names the show right up front, a much appreciated thing. Along with that good news is the even better news that All-Pro friend of the show Ben Isaacs is in town to tell us all about College ball, the Bears and the hardships of being an all-round sports journalistic leg-end...

In other news: Mike's mum (mom?) made great spaghetti sauce; Ben gives top Wembley travel tips for this Sunday; oh yeah, there's a game at Wembley this Sunday...! Nat and Mike will be there, so will Ben and many other friends of the show - points if you spot one and get a photo with them; Nat talks doggy savings; Maurice Claybourne gets mentioned and thank all that is good that he stayed or we'd be out about 1.4 of our material; loads of good NFL stuff; some baseball, promies; College football goodness and the usual fine array of Bodeans Mailbag goodness, pluss of course much, much more...

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Nat and Mike are doing a two-hander this week as Hollywood's in the States, innit? Overcoming his initial trepidation about allowing the two of them to work together without Dan's calming influence, HdP hits record,turns down the volume on the studio monitors and relaxes with a nice bottle of red.

In other news: Mike does ALL the three points, including a reading; Nat's new favourite actor is Lindsey Lohan - fact; there's some sort of referendum as to whether Edinburgh gets an NFL franchise or something - we're sure it'll turn out for the best; lots of stuff appears to be happening in the NFL and some of it is even on the pitch, so that's nice; Mike takes basketball and the tail end of the MLB season is upon us so that gets a look-in too; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodness and much, much more...

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Nat and Dan are back in Camden and Mike appears to have vanished since Sunday. Luckily for them but sadly for fans of the After Dark spin-off not one but two fine gentlemen also turn up - recently-minted All-Pro (minus gold jacket) friend of the show David Whitney and new friend of the show Anthony Richardson, a writer and comedian whose prolific output includes... Bad British Sports COmmentary. Seemed like a win to us...

In other news: lots of Way Wice; lots of the New York Football Giants; loads of good stuff from the Bodeans Mailbag; a great game from Dan and much, much, much more...

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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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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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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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Nat and Dan are back and in many ways it seems that the peace and love of the Christmas season have had a profound effect on them - they now want to offend literally everyone in the world. Iron Mike is on IR with a dodgy tooth so who did we call? Marek Larwood of course!

In other news: Dan watched a zillion films over Christmas, he talks about some of them; Marek gets burnt by his local swimming pool, Dan offers to help him sue the council; Nat flags up Stand Up Guys, out next year, then things get a bit odd; it's Wildcard week and the most surprising entrant is the Texans – until last week top of the AFC, they slumped to a loss against Andrew Luck and Indy; they’ll play the Bengals, who beat the Ravens, who will host Indy; on Black Monday Chan Galey got his marching orders in Buffalo, Andy Reid got it in Philly but may be about to take over in Arizona after Rod Graves and Ken Whisenhunt were shown the door; in the NBA, Miami lead the East, OKC lead the West but the big news is that somebody finally beat the Clippers! The other team in LA lost to the Denver Nuggets on New Year’s Day; Steve Nash returned for the Lakers and helped Kobe to 34 points in his 15th Christmas game, which finished with a great Pau Gasol dunk and which h happened because of the Knicks’ weird Christmas day vests;  the NHL lockout has reached its 109th day and Dan bores himself telling us; loads of Bodeans Mailbag action and much, much more...

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Nat, Mike and Dan love a good trip to the States, a chance to visit places they love and places they've never been - maybe catch a couple of games while they're at it. Imagine their jealousy then when friend of the show Marek Larwood comes along to tell them all about his trip, and how it fades when they realise he went to Detroit and Buffalo...

In other news: Mike thinks of strange things while watching films; Nat is genuine about something, people worry; Dan appears to be sponsored by Cineworld; things get fouler than usual at one point - you've been warned; in one of the best games this year the Colts beat the Lions with no time left on the clock as Luck and co overcame a 13 point deficit late on; the 49ers and the Rams came within a couple of minutes of tying for the second time this season… Greg Zuerlain didn’t fluff his lines second time around; the Chiefs put Saturday’s appalling events behind them, and ground out a win against the Panthers; in the NBA Miami lead the East, Memphis Grizzlies still lead the West; the battle of New York continues, with the Knicks replacing the Nets at the top of the Atlantic; Andrew Bynum is still on the sidelines for 76ers who don’t need him when Thaddues Young is blocking everything in his path; loadsa questions from the Bodeans Mailbag; crap sporting cameos form the basis of a game and much, much more...

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Mike, Nat and Dan are manifestly sexual tyranosaurs but in the mailbag this week they find out more than they may have wanted to about 'Carnage mainstay Marek...

In other news: Dan is awesome at NBA2K12; swearing seems to be cool all of a sudden; The draft played out pretty much as expected – Luck first, RG3 second and Matt Kalil 3rd (although Washington later drafted Kirk Cousins, creating a QB competition before the season even began); Carlson eats a banana and an amazing transformation occurs - Mike is the Draft Doctor; The NHL Conference Semi Finals are under way after last week’s remaining games were resolved in game seven; Washington turned over the holders, the Boston Bruins in overtime of game 7 after Joel Ward slammed home the winner...; The NBA playoffs are underway! The talk is off Heat vs Knicks in the first round. It’s 2-0 Miami already and Amar’e could be out of the series after he punched a fire extinguisher and cut him hand! Nutter! Rapid Corrections and Clarifications; more goodness in the Bodeans Mailbag; another awesome game from Dan and much, much more...

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Nat, Mike and Dan have the post-superbowl blues and they thought nothing could cut through them. Then Hollywood got taken out at high speed on the escalator out of Camden tube and found out that those steps can cut through anything...

In other news: Nat did the superbash and is an entertainer, Mike did the BBC coverage and held Chappers and Danny Amendola together, Dan kipped out and missed Corey Feldman and Harry made the first minute or so of the show sound like it was taped in a bathtub; the Giants have done something good lately, can't remember what; Bill Belichick can’t count; ‘Elite’ quarterback Eli Manning won MVP for the second time; Peyton Manning will cease to be a Colt this week if Jimk Irsay doesn’t pay him his 28m roster bonus; in the NHL, no change in the East – the Rangers, the Bruins and the Flyers are pulling away, although New Jersey look like contenders again for the first time in eighteen months; in the West Detroit still lead, but the Blackhawks are in freefall, partly due to Corey Crawford, their hapless goalie; could Seattle be the next big NHL town? Corey Schenider could be the biggest trade of the trading season with Cannucks reporting looking to swap their back up goalie for an as yet unnamed defenseman; NBA-wise Chicago, Miami and Philly dominate the East although the battered Lakers are making a comeback; Kobe Bryant moves ahead of Shaq in the career scoring stakes; Chauncey Billups has torn his Achilles in an injury that threatens to end the career of the Clippers veteran; your questions (and some arguments) in Mailbag; Superbowl Half-Time Consequences; Corrections and Clarifications, and much, much more...

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They're back, baby: Nat. Mike and Dan shake off the sleepiness of the post (festive) season and dive into some serious sports action, along with some pretty accurate musings on player education.

 

In other news: The regular NFL season is TOAST – very, very burnt toast, covered in disappointing margerine for some but the jam (jelly?) of hope for others; Green Bay and the 49ers get the byes in the NFC; while the Pats and Ravens get the top two spots in the AFC; the Steelers and Bengals making the Wildcard cut, joined by the lamentable Denver Broncos from the lamentable AFC West and the banged up Texans; the NFC is made up of the Giants, the Lions, the record breaking Saints and the Falcons; Dan changes his Superbowl pick to uted surprise; basketball is back and EVERYONE is rubbish again (except Chicago and Miami); the aged Lakers have recovered from a weak start to finally get above 500; in the NHL the Winter Classic has been and gone – the New York Rangers beat fellow high flyers the Philadelphia Flyers after the first big outdoor game of the year; corrections and clarifications; your questions in mailbag; you might know where they played but what did they study? Dan's new game fills in some gaps, and much, much more...

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Mike, Nat and Dan give thanks for a great American tradition: three big games on one day. Mike and Nat are so thankful that they're going to be at the No. 1 Sports Bar on Old Street this thursday for some pre- and post-game turkey eati... analysis. Come on down.

In other news: JC loves TT! Tebow proves that God does exist by playing terribly and still beating the hapless Jets; Jay Cutler heaps more woe on Phillip Rivers, despite the two having similar games; Green Bay trick the Bucs into thinking they can beat them, after LeGarret Blount becomes the first man to break tackles from every man on the D and the entire opposing team bench; the Bengals run Jooooooeeeeeee Flacco close; Sidney Crosby is BACK. One of the greatest players of all time finally returns to the ice nearly a year after he last played with a media circus descending on Pittsburgh for the game against the NY Islanders; realignment is back on the agenda in the NHL; MLB Season MVP is decided; NBA is still non-existant, despite all the money that's being lost; video replays in sport - what the hell?; Dan gets beats; Nat gets mad; Mike gets even; corrections and clarifications; what do the guys hate; your questions in mailbag, and much much more...

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Nat, Mike and Dan like talking about sports. Really they do. But there comes a time in every man's life when he just has to ignore the playoffs and Arnie's recent marital troubles and talk about Lacrosse instead....

In other news: Is Carlson God?; where the team spent the FA Cup weekend; the L:ightning take the playoffs by storm; the sad death of Dereck Boogard; the last of the old timey brawlers; is hockey about to change?; the Grizzlies leave the playoffs; the Lakers embarras themselves; Kobe hates his team mates; Rose puts the hurt on the heat; is Carlos Boozer the most cockney baller ever?; all praise Luol Deng; Kevin Durant - King of OKC; the latest chapter in the great NBA deception; Jorge Posada - the last of a dying breed of Yankees; is 9th in to bat an insult?; Sarah Silverman's baseball calling debut; Chad Ochocinco goes bull riding; the Falcons pick trade - Redux; let's all play Lacrosse!; Garfield 2, anyone?; Arnie's greatest lines; Arnie goes to Rio - it all goes wrong; and the fan's guide to Detroit...

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Nat, Mike and Dan put away their morning suits and vow never to drink Pimms again after last week's Royal Wedding/NFL Draft debacle. A keen spotter of talent, Mr C is only interested in talking about one hot prospect...

In other news: new jingles!; Dan's terrible Thor joke; the worst of the NFL Draft; is Bill Belichick - the Arsene Wenger of the NFL; have Atlanta mortgaged their future?; the best names in the draft; the latest from the Stanley Cup; Tampa Bay are A-OK; no such thing as a home banker; are the Bruins too rough?; the Preds have the world's most sinister mascot; men called Vinny; Memphis defy the odds in the NBA; Derrick Rose wins MVP; can the Heat go the distance; the future for Dwight Howard; corrections and clarifications - Chubby Checkler special; the Indians' streak ends in the MLB; Twit or Twat - the REVENGE; our followers of the year award... 

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Nat, Mike and Dan decide to ditch the polished patter and high journalistic standards for which they are renowned, and just argue and swear at each other instead. If Matt Cooke had a podcast, this is what it would sound like...

In other news: The Penguins get a taste of their own medicine; the Habs and Bruins square up for another round; Dan can't take the pressure; the world's best Red Sox annecdote; why Nat doesn't support the Nats; Milwaukee - custard town; the idiot's guide to the World Series; March Madness update; Nat's brown nosing just don't quit; why Miami can't beat decent teams?; Mello madness; corrections and clarifications - we all make mistakes; the NFL fades away; is Adrian Peterson a slave to idiocy?; the best stand ups in the world EVER...; the fan's guide to Atlanta; Nat tries to speak English, fails; and what does Charlie Sheen's mouth taste like?

Direct download: americarnage_230311.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am UTC

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