SDCP 062: RG3, Brady, and the AFC/NFC East previews

August 28, 2014

Welcome to the latest Shutdown Corner podcast! On today's piping-hot episode, we have:

• A discussion of what the heck's going on with a possible new Redskins stadium

• A breakdown of whether Tom Brady and Bill Belichick get enough credit (really)

• Analysis of the NFC East's prospects. Who's going to win: Eagles, Giants, Redskins or Cowboys?

• Analysis of the AFC East. After New England, do Buffalo, New York and Miami need to show up?

All this and more as part of the Shutdown Corner Podcast. Listen up, and while you're listening ...

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SDCP 061: Enough preseason, AFC North Preview

August 26, 2014

Welcome to the latest Shutdown Corner podcast! On today's piping-hot episode, we have:

• Discussion of the absurdly long preseason and bitter preseason injuries like Sam Bradford's

• Questions about the Browns' ability to move the football

• Concerns about Andy Dalton's big-game mettle

• Thoughts on whether the Ravens will be better, worse, or the same this year

• Predictions of good tidings for the Steelers

All this and more as part of the Shutdown Corner Podcast. Listen below, and while you're listening ...

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SDCP 060: The Fantasy Football Extravaganza

August 22, 2014

Welcome to the latest Shutdown Corner podcast! On today's piping-hot episode, we have Yahoo Sports fantasy expert Andy Behrens discussing all about fantasy football. Topics include:

• What to do if you don't have one of the top four picks

• How to zig as others in your league zag

• What to do about bye weeks

• How to properly value every player in your stable, week to week

All this and more as part of the Shutdown Corner Podcast. Listen up, and while you're listening ...

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Leave us a nice review here.

The Shutdown Corner podcast is the product of Kevin Kaduk (@KevinKaduk), Frank Schwab (@YahooSchwab) and Jay Busbee (@JayBusbee). New episodes every Tuesday and Friday, with bonus episodes when you least expect it. Enjoy!

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SDCP 059: Detroit gonna Detroit, NFC North preview

August 21, 2014

Welcome to the latest Shutdown Corner podcast! On today's piping-hot episode, we have an NFC North breakdown:

• Can Detroit ever get out of it own way?

• Will Adrian Peterson ever see success again in Minnesota?

• How will the new-look Chicago Bears fare?

• What does a healthy Aaron Rodgers mean for Green Bay?

All this and more as part of the Shutdown Corner Podcast. Listen below, and while you're listening ...

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SDCP 058: Manziel’s Great Bird of Happiness; AFC South preview

August 19, 2014

Welcome to the latest Shutdown Corner podcast! On today's piping-hot episode, we have:

• A review of San Francisco's tech-heavy new stadium

• A breakdown of RGIII's performance and prospects

• Some chattin' about Johnny Manziel's bird-flipping

• An AFC South breakdown. Can the Titans, Texans, or Jaguars even touch the Colts?

All this and more as part of the Shutdown Corner Podcast.

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SDCP 057: The Ultimate Football Road Trip

August 15, 2014

Sure, you can say you're a big NFL fan, but until you can do what Sean MacDonald has done, you've got a long way to go.

MacDonald, author of "The Ultimate Football Road Trip," is a member of "Club 122." In other words, he's traveled to the stadiums of all 122 professional sports teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and major league baseball. Not only that, in 2013 he saw a game in every single NFL stadium. That's right: 32 teams, 32 stadiums, one heck of a road trip. And he's here to tell you his secrets.

Sean joined us for a chat on our twice-weekly Shutdown Corner podcast, and you can hear that right here.

Some more statistics from his fascinating four-month odyssey across the NFL landscape:

• He started with the season opener in Denver and ended on Dec. 29 in Seattle, then caught playoff games in Philadelphia, New England, and Denver before concluding the season at the Super Bowl. Not a bad run, huh?

• During the trip, Sean hit 38 of the 48 contiguous states, and drove 20,353 miles all by himself, using 550 gallons of gas.

• The trip cost him a total of $17,000, with $6,000 going toward lodging.

• Not only is Sean married, he got married in June 2013, just before setting out on this journey.

• He found cheap tickets at almost every venue except one. You'll have to read the book or listen to the podcast to find that one out, but here's a hint: he can't repeat that trip.

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Sound like fun? Heck yes it does, but most of us don't have the foundation in place to take off for four months and spend five figures. That's all right; Sean has you covered for more short-term jaunts. The latest edition of "The Ultimate Football Road Trip," now available for only $4.99 at Amazon, not only gives a prospective itinerary to hit all 32 stadiums, it breaks down the inside secrets of each one. For instance, you can learn:

• The best places to sit (and avoid) when buying a ticket

• The best places to purchase a ticket on the, shall we say, "secondary market" around the stadium

• Secret routes into and out of each stadium

• The best places to hang and have a drink before and after each game

• Which fans are the rowdiest and drunkest, which means you want to hang with them

Whether you're planning to chuck your life and live as an NFL vagrant or just get away for a weekend and watch some football in a new town, "The Ultimate Football Road Trip" is well worth your time.

As for the Shutdown Corner podcast, linked above? Well, that's here twice a week, and is the product of Kevin Kaduk, Frank Schwab and Jay Busbee. If you'd like to subscribe, and we heartily recommend you do, go to the iTunes page right here. (The non-iTunes link to subscribe is here.) It's all free, don't cost nothin'. Give it a listen and let us know what you think. New episodes every Tuesday and Friday!

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SDCP 056: Manziel-mania, a case of the Bortles, and an NFC South preview

August 13, 2014

So, not sure if you've heard, but that kid from Texas A&M is playing football in the NFL this year. It's true! And thanks to guys like Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck, the period allowed for rookie quarterbacks to develop is about 15 minutes. In this ep, we discuss rookie quarterbacks like Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, and Teddy Bridgewater, including their prospects and possibilities.

From there, it's on to the NFC South, where we break down the Buccaneers, Panthers, Falcons, and Saints. Who's in good shape, and who needs work? Our answers may surprise you! Or not! And they are definitely subject to change as the season goes on!

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SDCP 055: Denver and New England’s lines of QB succession; AFC West preview

August 8, 2014

There will come a day, a day not too far in the future, when neither Peyton Manning nor Tom Brady is playing in the NFL. As sad as you are, pity the poor networks who can't trot out Brady-Manning XXIV  yet again. But more to the point: what does this mean for their respective franchises? How do you plan for the future when your present is just too good to let go? Denver and New England have some big decisions to work through over the next few seasons, and we kick around the possibilities in our first segment.

From there, it's off to the AFC West, which is going to be just brutal this year. Sure, the Broncos will roll, but how about the Chargers? The Chiefs? The Raiders, who might just have the toughest schedule in NFL history? We continue our march through the divisions with a thought for the teams about to be demolished.

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SDCP 054: The nine-figure ginger

August 5, 2014

Sweet mother of mercy, Andy Dalton got paid HOW MUCH? The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback has as many playoff wins as you do, and yet he just made serious bank. That's how the world works today in the NFL, at least if you're a quarterback with four roughly functioning limbs. Nice, huh?

This week, we kick around the Dalton contract, plus we begin our look at each division in football. We start with the NFC West, which might just be the best division EVER. Disagree with us? Listen and hear our reasons why.

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SDCP 053: The season starts NOW

August 3, 2014

We're back! The greatest NFL podcast in the known universe makes its triumphant return from summer hiatus with, what else, a power-rankings countdown. This is the audio companion to the long-running (since before July 4!) power rankings at Shutdown Corner ticking down every single one of the NFL's teams. We consider who's in the top 4 and who's muddling around in the dregs. And, guaranteed, we ranked your team ten spots below where they belonged. Why? Because we hate your team and are biased toward its rival, of course.

For those new to this: this is the Shutdown Corner Podcast, the audio arm of Yahoo Sports' NFL blog. We're here every Tuesday and Friday once the season begins, and we'd love for you to hang with us too.

If you'd like to subscribe, and we heartily recommend you do, go to the iTunes page right here. (The non-iTunes link to subscribe is here.) It's all free, don't cost nothin'.

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