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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 82

Do the Chiefs deserve more respect? (Getty Images)

Do the Chiefs deserve more respect? (Getty Images)

On Friday’s podcast, Jim and Evan start off by talking about some potentially playoff-bound NFL teams that are flying under the radar. The guys give their take on Romo’s presser, how the Giants need to shift their approach, and what to expect from the Bills down the stretch. The show closes out with some NBA chat and a sprinkling of the USMNT.

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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 78

9643039-tyrod-taylor-nfl-new-england-patriots-buffalo-billsOn a brand new free flowing Hard Foul Podcast, Evan and Jim talk about how quickly things change in the NFL from week to week; the state of Tyrod Taylor after his Patriots performance; the issues facing the New York Giants; and finish the show with some early NBA thoughts and randomly a 5 minute conversation about Tim Tebow.

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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 77

Golden State's blowout loss at the hands of San Antonio is one of the biggest surprises of the early season. (Getty Images)

Golden State’s blowout loss at the hands of San Antonio is one of the biggest surprises of the early season. (Getty Images)

On a wide ranging episode of The Hard Foul Podcast, Evan Sally, Jim Bearor and Bill Annechino examine the early days of the NBA season, preview Bills/Patriots and the rest of Week 8 and finish the show discussing the World Series.

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Confirmation Bias in the NFL: Connecting Predictions with Reality

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If you were all aboard the Raiders hype train Sunday proved their potential. If you doubted Oakland, a one point win over New Orleans doesn’t impress you much. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

– Jim Bearor

Every team has played one game so far, and people think they have answers. It has been a long offseason of discussing narratives, who went where, and why it’s all going to come together for Team X this year. That’s totally cool, summer – the driest season for sports – is when the juiciest hot takes blossom. I think of it like a Quentin Tarantino movie, where the long dialogue scenes have more weight to them because you know it’s only a matter of time until the fight starts. Then when there is action, its significance is amplified. But in the NFL’s case, we talk so much and for so long that the events of the prior season get reduced to statistics, and the memories of it start to fade. Because of this, and for reasons beyond my comprehension, the first few games of the season have such a disproportionate effect on all of our opinions, even if we think we know better than to jump to conclusions. Continue reading

Giant Reactions to Week 1

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The Giants kicked off their 2016 campaign with a big win in Dallas. (AP / Ron Jenkins)

– Jim Bearor

A 20-19 road win over the Cowboys was a solid start to the Ben McAdoo Era, all things considered. Terrance Williams’ poor decision that cost Dallas a chance at the end was huge, but it wasn’t everything. To me – and many other Giants fans, I assume – it felt like sweet poetic justice for Eli’s blunder at the end of this game last year. Continue reading

The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 63 with David Tuchman of Pro Football Focus

tuchman_headshot01On an all new episode of the Hard Foul Sports Podcast, Evan Sally and Jim Bearor are joined by David Tuchman of Pro Football Focus. You can follow him on Twitter @TuckOnSports. We started the show recapping last night’s season opener as the Broncos took down Carolina. We then got David’s takes on his Jets, Rex Ryan and the Bills, his worst 5 teams in the NFL and much more.

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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 61

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On an all new episode of The Hard Foul Podcast, Evan Sally and Jim Bearor finish up their NFL preview series, “32 Teams, 32 Questions” with the AFC East. Does Brady’s 4 game suspension put the division up for grabs for the first time in years? This week’s intro music is brought to us by The Same Sun and their new single “TRIP”. If you like what you hear check out the full track HERE and make sure to check them out on Facebook.

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The NFC East: The Division That Makes No Sense

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Over the past couple months, I’ve been ingesting more than the standard dosage of NFL, and the side effects seem relatively mild so I don’t plan on cutting back anytime soon. My mind is usually all over the place anyway, but lately I’ve caught myself making ridiculous connections between things totally unrelated to football, and whatever player, team, or situation could be analogous to the subject at hand. I’m zoning out in the middle of conversations and wondering if I’m crazy for thinking the Broncos won’t make the playoffs, or if my expectations are too high for this whole RGIII renaissance. I’m reading articles, sifting through stats, and listening to podcasts whenever I can afford to – and sometimes even when I can’t – but this is all stuff I can live with. Football is life right now, that’s just the way it is. There are teams and players I’m more familiar with than others, but for the most part, I feel like I’ve got a solid grasp of the league in its current standing. That being said, the longer I spend trying to wrap my head around the NFC East – the division my beloved Giants call home – the less confident I am in my understanding of it.
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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 58

After showing promise in 2015, can Derek Carr and Amari Cooper finally lead the Raiders to the playoffs this season?

After showing promise in 2015, can Derek Carr and Amari Cooper finally lead the Raiders back to the playoffs? (Getty Images)

On an all new episode of the Hard Foul Podcast, Jim Bearor and Evan Sally chat about the Giants/Bills preseason game, Olympic basketball and continue their NFL preview 32 Teams, 32 Questions, this time examining an uncertain AFC West.

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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 57

Cam Newton will look to repeat his dominance of the NFC South. (Getty Images)

Cam Newton will look to repeat his dominance of the NFC South. (Getty Images)

On an all new episode of the Hard Foul Podcast, Jim Bearor and Evan Sally talk about Marcell Dareus getting suspended and what Tyrod Taylor’s contract means for the Bills. They finish the show with another installment of their NFL preview: 32 Teams, 32 Questions. This time they go in depth on the NFC South.

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