Thomas Crawford: This episode seemed a little like filler in my opinion. Yes, there was some things going on, yet it didn’t really hold my attention that much either. I’m not going to say I had the problems with it that I had with “Now.” However, there were some points where it was trying to waste a little time in between the last episode and the next.
Thomas Crawford: The beginning of the episode seemed to suggest something crazy was about to start. A wide eyed Rick was running towards the town of Alexandria with a massive swarm of walkers in hot pursuit. Overall though, this episode really had a tough time keeping my attention.
The 50th edition of the Super Bowl is two days away. Panthers. Broncos. I make the final pick that can make or break my 2015 NFL playoff season. A win puts me above .500; a loss, under .500. More importantly, can Peyton win his second ring and tie Eli? Will he retire on top or head to LA next season? Can Cam silence his critics, at least for awhile? I’m really pumped about this game.
Also in this show (because I couldn’t do a 20 minute show just about the Super Bowl): Understanding what I like to eat, whether or not I’m scared of success, my candy addiction, and Go Demarcus and viral video in 2016.
Recommendations: New Girl season 5, Carly Rae Jepsen – E·MO·TION, The People v. OJ Simpson, The Internet – Ego Death.
This one is dedicated to my old desktop computer. The one that used to pump out slow n grooves every single weekend on Naomi Street. Thanks for the memories.
- Usher – Superstar
- Monica – Before You Walk Out My Life
- Michael Jackson – I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
- Usher – Slow Jam
- Boyz II Men – Doin’ Just Fine
- Lauryn Hill – The Sweetest Thing
- Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
- The Tony Rich Project – Nobody Knows
- D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel?)
- Sunshine Anderson – Lunch Or Dinner
- Drake – A Night Off
- Stevie Wonder – Knocks Me Off My Feet
- Donell Jones – Where I Wanna Be
- 112 – Now That We’re Done
- N SYNC – Gone
- Chicago – Hard To Say I’m Sorry
- Beyoncé – Me, Myself, And I
- Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name
- Xscape – Who Can I Run To?
- Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why
- Boyz II Men – Trying Times
- Carl Thomas – I Wish
- Childish Gambino – So Into You
- Dru Hill – Beauty
- Meghan Trainor – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
I take a break with the NFL and leave the predictions in my other pants pocket. In the first regular episode of Hyphen Nation, I spend time talking about how terrible I am at dealing with change, how I’m trying to use Snapchat more but Android’s version won’t let me be great, how I finally get Seinfeld after 32 years, and I discuss where the real problem with Frozen lies.
Because I watch Frozen all… the.. time.
We’re down to the final four teams in the hunt for Super Bowl 50 and I recap what happened in the Divisional Round (I went 4-0, making me 5-3 this postseason) and pick the two teams that’ll be headed to San Francisco in February.
I also spend a lot of time getting distracted by all the people flying into the Kroger parking lot in search of bread and milk in preparation for Winter Storm Jonas. Considering this was the second time I recorded this episode after a headphone/microphone jack mix up the other day, it’s only right I get to watch the crazies fly in and out of the parking lot while the show rolls on.
Manning v. Brady. Cam v. Palmer. On v. On. Bye v. Bye. Kathy Bates. TV networks must hate me. The not-quite Hyphen Nation podcast. All of these things are discussed in this action packed third episode.
Did I mention I actually recorded this episode once? I was once told everything happens for a reason, so this reality’s Episode 3 must be better than the other Episode 3 you were going to end up with. Let’s go with that one.
Only one more sportball episode to go after this one non-sports fan listeners!
The NFL Playoffs are rolling along and so is Hyphen Nation! I went 1-3 during the opening round, and it’s not looking much better for this weekend as I picked all the home teams. I doubt I start the Championship Round at 5-3 but crazier miracles could happen.
I also spend some time talking about other things besides sportball, so I encourage non sports fans to check out this episode as well. There’s lot of updates on my current projects and the future plans for the show and my latest plan to be healthier.
I told you this is more than just a sports podcast. There’s also a few errors, so a certified No-Prize to anyone who catches them!
The beauty behind the madness indeed. Nothing but instrumentals. Check your vocals at the door. Happy 2016.
- Just Blaze – Inhuman Nature
- Yogi – Burial
- Nas – Purple
- Wale – Pretty Girls
- J. Cole – Fire Squad
- Jay-Z – Show Me What You Got
- Jay-Z – Dynasty Intro
- Kanye West – Flashing Lights
- De La Soul – Me Myself And I
- Drake – Pound Cake
- Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty
- Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie
- Katy Perry – Dark Horse
- Limp Bizkit – N 2Gether Now
- Drake – Trophies
- Reflection Eternal – The Blast
- The Weeknd – The Hills
- Jay-Z – Money, Cash, Hoes
- Drake – Draft Day
- T.I. – What You Know
- Wiz Khalifa – Never Been
- Droid Daughter – Soccer Dad
- Digi G’Alessio – The Race Qualifications (1st Lap Instrumental)
- J. Cole – Crooked Smile
- Dr. Dre – Still D.R.E.