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The Sports Inquirer presents Gridiron Blitz: NFL Week 3 preview (9.26.21) — September 25, 2021

The Sports Inquirer presents Gridiron Blitz: NFL Week 3 preview (9.26.21)

In this edition of the Gridiron Blitz, we preview the third week of the NFL season.

Season-to-date:

Week 1: 6-9-1
Week 2: 3-13-0
Season: 9-22-1

Week 3 picks (home team in CAPS) :

Carolina (-7.5) HOUSTON win
Arizona (-7.5) JACKSONVILLE
TENNESSEE (-5.5) Indianapolis
DETROIT (+7.5) Baltimore
BUFFALO (-7) Washington
NEW ENGLAND (-3) New Orleans
KANSAS CITY (-6.5) Los Angeles Chargers
Chicago (+7.5) CLEVELAND
PITTSBURGH (-3) Cincinnati
Atlanta (+3) NEW YORK GIANTS
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (-3.5) Miami
New York Jets (+10.5) DENVER
LA RAMS (+1.5) Tampa
MINNESOTA (+2.5) Seattle
SAN FRANCISCO (-3) Green Bay
DALLAS (-3.5) Philadelphia

Sports Inquirer Show 176: Atlanta United defeats LAFC, EPL season kicks off, Georgia State football continues fall camp, Tim Tebow cut, NFL preseason begins — August 18, 2021

Sports Inquirer Show 176: Atlanta United defeats LAFC, EPL season kicks off, Georgia State football continues fall camp, Tim Tebow cut, NFL preseason begins

In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we start with the Original Free Kick with a recap of Atlanta United’s home win over LAFC  and preview the team’s upcoming home tilt against Toronto with audio from interim manager Rob Valentino as well as players Miles Robinson and Josef Martinez (3:27-23:07).

We also recap the first week of the English Premier League with the title contenders Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea starting strong, Tottenham showing resolve during the Harry Kane saga with a home win over Manchester City and more (23:07-32:11).

We discuss Georgia State football’s fall camp with audio from head coach Shawn Elliott along with players Blake Carroll and Cornelius Brown IV in the Technical State of Georgia Athletics (32:11-44:47).

Finally, we delve into the Jacksonville Jaguars releasing Tim Tebow as well as the preseason debuts of rookie quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Justin Fields and Mac Jones in the Gridiron Blitz (44:47 – 1:01:29).


Sports Inquirer Show 176: Atlanta United defeats LAFC, EPL season kicks off, Georgia State football continues fall camp, Tim Tebow cut, NFL preseason begins
Sports Inquirer Show 175: NFL training camp thoughts, Josh Allen, Atlanta United defeats Columbus, Georgia State football opens fall camp, Olympics recap (8.10.21) — August 10, 2021

Sports Inquirer Show 175: NFL training camp thoughts, Josh Allen, Atlanta United defeats Columbus, Georgia State football opens fall camp, Olympics recap (8.10.21)

In this edition of the Sports Inquirer Show, we start with the Gridiron Blitz discussing Josh Allen’s new contract extension with the Buffalo Bills and how it impacts Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson as well as Dak Prescott’s injured shoulder and the NFL’s handling of Covid-19 (2:48-15:05).

Atlanta United’s road win against Columbus with audio from manager Rob Valentino and players George Bello and Ezequiel Barco in the Original Free Kick (15:05-27:22).

The opening of Georgia State football’s fall camp with audio from head coach Shawn Elliott as well as Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC in the Technical State of Georgia Athletics (27:22-33:45).

Recap all things Summer Olympics including the United States’ individual and team performances, China challenging the United States in the medal count competition, record-setting activities, reviewing Tokyo hosting duties and the broadcasting of the event by NBC (33:25-1:19:45).


Sports Inquirer Show 175: NFL training camp thoughts, Josh Allen, Atlanta United defeats Columbus, Georgia State football opens fall camp, Olympics recap (8.10.21)
Sports Inquirer Show 173: Atlanta United visits Orlando City, Aaron Rodgers reports to Green Bay Packers, NBA Draft recap, Simone Biles, Olympics (7.30.21) — July 30, 2021

Sports Inquirer Show 173: Atlanta United visits Orlando City, Aaron Rodgers reports to Green Bay Packers, NBA Draft recap, Simone Biles, Olympics (7.30.21)

In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we preview Atlanta United’s upcoming road contest against Orlando City with audio from manager Rob Valentino and player Alec Kann as well as the United States and Mexico advancing to the finals of the Gold Cup in the Original Free Kick (2:42-17:35).

Aaron Rodgers reporting to training camp for the Green Bay Packers and the NFL’s handling of COVID-19 in the Gridiron Blitz (17:35-38:27)

Recap the NBA Draft including the Atlanta Hawks selecting Jalen Johnson and Shariff Cooper with audio from general manager Travis Schlenk in the Backdoor Cut (38:27-51:15)

The Major League Baseball trade deadline with Max Scherzer and Trea Turner moving to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Anthony Rizzo and Joey Gallo going to the New York Yankees and more in Beanball (51.15-57:13)

We analyze Simone Biles withdrawal from the women’s gymnastics competition and enjoying other aspects of the Olympics in the Miscellaneous Department (57:13 – 1:17:00).


Sports Inquirer Show 173: Atlanta United visits Orlando City, Aaron Rodgers reports to Green Bay Packers, NBA Draft recap, Simone Biles, Olympics (7.30.21)
Sports Inquirer 172: Atlanta United adjusts to new manager, Sun Belt Football Media Day recap, Texas and Oklahoma to SEC, Summer Olympics begin (7.27.21) — July 27, 2021

Sports Inquirer 172: Atlanta United adjusts to new manager, Sun Belt Football Media Day recap, Texas and Oklahoma to SEC, Summer Olympics begin (7.27.21)

In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we discuss the past week for Atlanta United including its home loss to the Columbus Crew with audio from manager Rob Valentino along with players Alec Kann, Anton Walkes and Brooks Lennon in the Original Free Kick (2:20-14:56). The next segment was the Technical State of Georgia Athletics highlighting the Sun Belt Football Media Day particularly the preseason poll and the Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) initiative with audio from Georgia State head coach Shawn Elliott, Appalachian State head coach Shawn Clark and Coastal Carolina head coach Jamie Chadwell (14:56-30:36). Finally in the Miscellaneous Department, we delve into Texas and Oklahoma seeking to move to the SEC, Aaron Rodgers potentially reporting to Green Bay Packers’ training camp and finding enjoy and intrigue watching the Summer Olympics (30:36-45:18).

Sports Inquirer 172: Atlanta United adjusts to new manager, Sun Belt Football Media Day recap, Texas and Oklahoma to SEC, Summer Olympics begin (7.27.21)
Sports Inquirer Show 170: Atlanta United hosts New England, NBA Finals, Candace Parker on NBA 2K Cover, Major League Baseball second half preview (7.16.21) — July 16, 2021

Sports Inquirer Show 170: Atlanta United hosts New England, NBA Finals, Candace Parker on NBA 2K Cover, Major League Baseball second half preview (7.16.21)

In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we preview Atlanta United’s upcoming home contest against the New England Revolution highlighting the impact of homegrown players and Josef Martinez’s mysterious training habits with audio from manager Gabriel Heinze as well as players George Campbell and Tyler Wolff in addition to Argentina winning the Copa America and Italy winning Euro 2020 in the Original Free Kick (4:23-29:59).

We also delve into the NBA Finals as well as the impact of Candace Parker and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being on the cover of NBA 2K in the Backdoor Cut (30:00-37:05).

Finally, we preview the second half of the Major League Baseball season in Beanball (37:05-50:18).


Sports Inquirer Show 170: Atlanta United hosts New England, NBA Finals, Candace Parker on NBA 2K Cover, Major League Baseball second half preview (7.16.21)