It's just the way the game is. No one is at full-strength at this point in the season, or really ever. This is true of football, and also of eccentric football-related podcasts. But while our friends at Footballz Talk have been through the ringer so far this year—so far, they have already suffered an instance of Mac being out of commission, a moving-related absence for TD, and even a phone call from me in Week 2. It has not been easy, but then it never really is.
And yet Footballz Talk has persevered, lunchpails dinted but still decidedly usable, and are finally back in full flower for Week 5. They're celebrating it with a live show at Parlor Sports, in Somerville, MA. Those attending in person can expect giveaways and jokes and raffles and prizes and probably slightly more drinking than during the usual broadcast, but Classical family outside the greater Boston area can join the show, here, as usual. Among the guests joining Mac and TD tonight are comedian Dan Crohn and artist and WFMU DJ Jesse Kaminsky.
All of these people will be a lot higher in the mix than Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden, but that is only one reason to celebrate. The team is back together. The Steelers and Chargers will be there, too, but let's try to keep our priorities straight, please. As ever, you can listen here or at Footballz.org.
And, as ever, feel free to get your chat on below.