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Options December 1, 2014: Death and Football. And cricket. And, you know, "football." Hockey mumps. Hey, everybody, Ray Rice is back!

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Carmichael:

BJ Snowden! What a start!
Avatar 6:05pm Danne D:

Yay Sportsytalk :)

A lot of punter drama in this year's Grey Cup
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Carmichael:

How about those Buccaneers? Find a way to lose.
Avatar 6:06pm northguineahills:

Yaye, Sportsy Talk!
Avatar 6:06pm Danne D:

Phelan caught it.
Avatar 6:06pm Danne D:

Gerard Phelan
Avatar 6:06pm northguineahills:

Doug Flutie was so short, but he came back and played in the NFL in his late 30s.
Avatar 6:07pm Danne D:

I call it the Hail Flutie
Avatar 6:07pm Danne D:

Somewhere buried in my stuff is probably a copy of this program: www.ebay.com...
Avatar 6:08pm Danne D:

Jim doesn't get ESPN2?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Carmichael:

How about those Giants? Find a way to lose.
Avatar 6:08pm Danne D:

Professional career

Phelan was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (108th overall pick) in the 1985 NFL Draft. A knee injury prematurely cut short his professional career.[2]
Personal life

A graduate of the Boston College class of 1985, Phelan currently works in Boston for RR Donnelley as Senior Vice President.[3] He is the cousin of professional soccer player Pat Phelan.[4] He currently resides in Walpole, Massachusetts.
Avatar 6:09pm northguineahills:

I saw a few minutes last night of the Grey Cup. I get the ESPN app from my bros. password. I then watch the MLS semi-finals.
Avatar 6:10pm northguineahills:

(I'm one of those people w/o a TV)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Lizardner Dave:

The Calgary Stampede Rodeo is akin to the Super Bowl in terms of being a big deal to Albertans. Over a million people go, and if you happen to be north of the border or can get the CBC they do tons of coverage.
Avatar 6:10pm northguineahills:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Carmichael:

She made it crystal clear that she was staying put for the money. I was shocked when she all bt said it. Even an idiot like Lauer figured it out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The MLS final is next Sunday afternoon. New England Revolution vs. Los Angeles Galaxy. I don't know which team is favored.
Avatar 6:14pm dale:

i'm of those douches who bought a new tv this weekend. my 1995 zenith just had really whorish color and about three or four dpi resolution.
  6:14pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

Someone on the Giants has to be FIRED
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Carmichael:

Ray Rice will be wearing silver and black next season.
  6:16pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

I would fire both perry fewell and Ben mackadoo
Avatar 6:16pm Danne D:

I remember when I was in Canada they had a buttload of curling on.

Sportsytalk should do a remote from here:
Avatar 6:16pm Danne D:

That Devon Still story makes me sad, man :(
Avatar 6:17pm Danne D:

The Plainfield Curling Club hosts several annual bonspiels.

The Pursuit Of Happiness Bonspiel (in-house only, 2 new + 2 experienced curlers, October 10-11, 2014)
The Founders’ Bonspiel (open format, October 30 – November 2, 2014)
Robert Burns Thrifty Bonspiel (open format, January 22-25, 2015)
Juniors Bonspiel (for teenage curlers, February 13-15, 2015)
PCC Stone Bonspiel (men only, March 5-8, 2015)
The Bonsqueal (open format, April 8-12, 2015)

The PCC Stone and The Bonsqueal are open to curlers from other clubs. The Founders and Thrifty Bonspiels are first opened to PCC teams before remaining spots are offered to outside curlers.
  6:17pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

I can't believe what I'm seeing. The Giants just fall apart in the 4th quarter
Avatar 6:17pm northguineahills:

Wooo! My team, the Jags, actually won!
Avatar 6:17pm dale:

in buffalo when flutie was qb you could buy 'flutie flakes' in the local supermarkets. for real.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I blame sports gambling.
Avatar 6:18pm northguineahills:

They had Flutie Flakes down in FL back then.
Avatar 6:18pm Danne D:

congrats ngh :) You are officially the 2nd Jaguars fan I know :)
Avatar 6:19pm northguineahills:

Coughlin used to be the Jags original coach.
  6:19pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

Eli manning has been her 10 years and he still can't get out of the F'ing pocket
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm Lizardner Dave:

Danne D - are you affiliated with the PCC? I was a member there for several years. Gave it up because of a combination of work and knee and back problems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Carmichael:

Raiders, Bucs, Jaguars, Jets, Giants. Boy, the anti-cream of the crop.
Avatar 6:20pm northguineahills:

I rarely get to see Jags games around here, and they've been so horrible, that when I get a chance to watch them last night, I elected to watch soccer, and surprise, they won!.
Avatar 6:20pm Danne D:

@Lizardner Dave - I wish :( Went to an open house once. The curling calendar does not work well with my work calendar.
Avatar 6:20pm Danne D:

@ngh I just go to a sports bar to see my Bengals :)
  6:21pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

Geno smith has to go! He's just too inconsistent
Avatar 6:23pm Blunterson:

Go Habs Go!
  6:23pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

After yesterday I am the angriest die hard Giants fan on the planet. Can't win against a 1-10 team? Are you serious!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm Carmichael:

Speaking of oddities, the San Francisco Giants have a centerfield foul pole in their stadium. Figure that one out.
Avatar 6:25pm davex:

Hey, as crazy as the special rules of Canadian football may sound to you, the whole American football thing can seem absolutely bonkers to other people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Die Hard Giants Fan - Well, you've still got the Knicks. Hmm, no, that won't help, either.
Avatar 6:26pm davex:

Brodeur might be signing with the Blues tomorrow.
  6:26pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

The blame goes to Perry Fewell and Ben Mackadoo
  6:27pm colin:

Rangers probably got the mumps from the flyers
  6:27pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

I don't watch the Knicks! I'm sick of seeing celebrity row and that bubble headed bleach blond Jill Martin ask stupid questions
  6:28pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

I can't believe the islanders my self? The have a better record than the Rangers
Avatar 6:29pm Danne D:

@carmichael - I think you mean Houston - they have the hill with the flag pole in the middle of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Carmichael:

@Danne, nope, San Fran has the big yellow stripe going right down the jagged edge of centerfield. Probably due to the lame configuration of the fence & stands.
Avatar 6:32pm Danne D:

Yes, his name is Phil Hughes.
Avatar 6:33pm northguineahills:

He was hit in the anterior spinal artery, near the where the jaw meets the neck.
Avatar 6:35pm Danne D:

Tal's Hill, Houston:
Avatar 6:35pm Kurt Gottschalk:

nunavut is a territory, not a province.
Avatar 6:36pm Danne D:

Hey Bronwyn and Jim, have this guy explain the "zero yards" penalty -which actually costs a team 5 yards.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Some St. Louis Rams players yesterday stirred controversy by walking around with their hands up. The NFL doesn't plan to punish them.
  6:38pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

You ain't kidding so many commercial breaks
Avatar 6:39pm Danne D:

Sorry I meant "no yards" my bad.

Ridiculously "no yards" applied to a blocked punt in the Grey Cup.
Avatar 6:39pm Danne D:

Relegate the Raiders to the CFL!!!
Avatar 6:40pm Danne D:

You could call 'em the Rough Raiders.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm Carmichael:

That would work Jim, but they would have to play 3 1/2 downs.
Avatar 6:42pm northguineahills:

Wait, did Kurt eat and regurgitate my comment about Nunavut? That was literally my comment.
  6:42pm SeanG:

this song rules
Avatar 6:42pm Danne D:

A one-point score. The kicking team scores a single when the ball is punted, drop kicked, or place kicked into the receiving team's end zone (without scoring a field goal or hitting the goal post) and the receiving team fails to run or kick the ball back into the field of play. The single also is scored if the kick goes out of bounds in the end zone, except on a kickoff. On a kickoff, the single is scored only if the ball stays inbounds and is not run out of the zone, or if the defence puts the ball out of bounds in the end zone.
Avatar 6:42pm northguineahills:

I'm more enlightened about the CFL, and Canadian rules seem more fun then NFL rules.
  6:43pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

If they had started the season with Michael Vick maybe they'd of been 5-7
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm Carmichael:

Bronwyn, Crush the Orange!
Avatar 6:44pm Danne D:

I mean the CFL has a 3 minute warning. Always something with those Canadians :)
  6:44pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

What kind of stupidity if sign Michael Vick to keep him on the bench
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Carmichael:

East St. Louis is a ghetto, no way around saying that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Carmichael:

Brian Sipe should start for the Browns.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Kat in Chicago:

Longtime fan of Bronwyn, recent fan of Jim :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Johnny Manziel wants the QB job in Cleveland.
Avatar 6:50pm Danne D:

And thanks to Sportsy-talk I learn about the existence of the one-point safety: quirkyresearch.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Carmichael:

1st drunk caller of the hour.
Avatar 6:51pm Danne D:

Hiya Kat :)
Avatar 6:52pm Danne D:

Sportsytalk "Classic" League:

Sportsytalk Do-Over League:
  6:52pm Die Hard Giants Fan:

I'm not watching the Jets/Dolphins. The Rangers/lightning game is on
Avatar 6:53pm Danne D:

Projected Classic League Playoffs Bracket as of last week:

Projected Do-Over League Playoffs as of last week:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Kat in Chicago:

Hi Danne!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Carmichael:

Its on ESPN.
Avatar 6:56pm Danne D:

Meanwhile Brian Hoyer shouts out loud to nobody in particular:
Avatar 6:56pm Danne D:

I remember how PIX had kids playing intellivision games over the phone - shouting "PIX" to fire the gun.
Avatar 6:57pm Danne D:

Avatar 6:58pm Danne D:

Thanks Bronwyn and Jim :)
Have a great night everyone! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

RIP Pat Burns, NHL hockey coach.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Carmichael:

This is NOT Helium.

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