PMS 2.0 061 – LIVE From The Brooklyn Bridge

On today’s show, Pat and the Roadhawks come to you live from possibly the nicest hotel room on the planet overlooking the New York City skyline. They discuss the 2nd leg of their #RoadToWrestlemania trip from DC to Baltimore and from Baltimore to New York City, and chat about some of the things they’ve been doing so far in New York including Boston Connor not knowing how to act like an adult around other professionals when the crew went to the Bleacher Report offices, the #RoadToWrestlemania video that they put together for the WWE (available on their Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook), Zeet’s many personalities coming to life throughout the trip, and the guys dive into Pat and Nick’s experience going to a local barber shop in Brooklyn and the hilarity that ensued there. They also question if teams need an elite WR to win a Super Bowl when discussing whether or not the Chiefs are going to give Tyreek Hill big time money, and Pat breaks down how he was booked possibly the worst hotel room in New York City before moving to his new hotel, while Foxy got booked what is essentially the penthouse suite. Also included are some hilarious moments from The Lefkoe Show that Pat recorded with Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe from today (1:17:18-2:04:13). Also don’t forget to check out the NXT preshow (Friday) and Wrestlemania preshow (Sunday) that are offered for free to new subscribers of the WWE Network. Today’s episode is a fun one, come and laugh with us. Cheers.

PMS 2.0 060 – The Road To Wrestlemania

On today’s show, Pat and the other Roadhawks come to you live from a hotel in Baltimore on their trek to Met Life Stadium for Wrestlemania. They discuss the road trip so far, discussing the content Pat has made for the WWE and their time in Hershey, PA for a WWE live event, to Washington D.C. where they got an exclusive tour of the capitol from sitting US Representative from Ohio’s 16th congressional district and Pat’s former Colts teammate, Anthony Gonzalez, to winding up at a mansion outside of Washington D.C. for dinner. They also cover Foxy’s rough week so far, the NCAA tournament and whether or not Coach K blew his utilization of Zion down the stretch against Michigan St. and Pat’s budding fan hood for Purdue basketball. Pat and the Roadhawks also discuss how they’re out on April Fools Day and the many pranks he was involved in while at training camp, they send their thoughts and prayers out to Nipsey Hussle and his family after his tragic passing, and look ahead at the rest of the trip that still includes stops in Philadelphia, New York City, and New Jersey. Also included is a road interview with WWE superstar and Pat’s former Colts teammate, Baron Corbin, who joined the Roadhawks on their trip from Hershey to Washington D.C. (1:20:24-1:38:12). It’s a fun one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

PMS 2.0 059 – The NFL’s All-Time Leading Scorer In Studio. Let’s. Go.

On today’s show, The GOAT, 4x Super Bowl Champion, 3x 1st Team All-Pro, the undisputed points king of the NFL, Adam Vinatieri, joins Pat and the guys in studio to chat about his record breaking season. He goes through his thought process before the record breaking kick in Oakland, what the NFLPA has been up to among all the rule change proposals, how many more years he has left in the tank, he tells a couple of stories that define the Adam Vinatieri competitive nature, and he breaks down his plans for the rest of the offseason at his ranch in Missouri (2:21-27:54). The guys also chat about the new commercial they’re shooting, dive into a little hockey talk, discuss the return of Game of Thrones and whether or not Pat plans to catch up before the start of the final season, they chat a little more about the Road Hawk Wrestlemania roadtrip, Pat tells a story about one of friends dogs that is half German Shepard half wolf, which spirals into whether or not a human could kill a wolf with his bare hands if he had too, and the guys also discuss the golden days of the internet with dial-up internet, bum fights/the Kimbo era, and AIM. It’s a good one, come and laugh with us, cheers.

PMS 057 – March Madness, A Vegas Legend, & The Hardy Boyz

On today’s show, Pat and the guys are locked in on the start of March Madness and chat about who they think is going to make some noise in the tournament, which spawns a conversations about the greatness of Zion Williamson, and whether or not he is the next LeBron. Also, one of the most electric guys around, sports handicapper, inspiration for the film “Two for the Money,” and friend of the show, Brandon Lang, calls into the show to talk March Madness and give the guys a few sure fire locks as well as some other plays for deeper in the tournament, and tells some hilarious stories. If you’re looking for free money, look no further (3:17-30:02). Also joining the show are two of the most accomplished entertainers in the history of sports entertainment. Holders of various titles, icons of the sport, The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) join the guys in studio to chat about their illustrious careers, what has changed in the wrestling business over the years, whether or not either one has any fear doing the insane stunts that they’ve pulled for years, what they still want to do in their careers before it’s all said and done, who some of the wrestlers that helped them early in their careers were, and they each share some hilarious stories about their different concepts along the way and take a look back to their early days when they were wrestling in their backyard and appearing on RAW at the ages of 16 and 18, respectively. It’s an incredible conversation with two incredible humans (50:01-1:21:39). Today is a really fun one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

PMS 2.0 055 – Triple H On The Podcast

On today’s show, Triple H officially joins the show while Pat records from his hotel room in Orlando as the guys battle a couple of technical issues to get the everything up and running. They discuss everything Pat has done on his trip in Orlando so far including exploring Pandora at Universal Studios and Pat gives his overall assessment of Disney World as he spent the entire day there earlier this week. They also do a deep dive into all the chaos of NFL free agency so far including AB to Raiders and what Jon Gruden’s thoughts on the entire matter are, Lev Bell landing in New York and whether or not that makes the Jets a contender at all, and OBJ being shipped from the Giants to Cleveland and how the Browns might finally be ready to take over the AFC North with all the acquisitions that they’ve made so far this offseason. To close out the show, lead commentator for Smackdown Live and all around electric human being, Tom Phillips, joins the show live from the WWE performance center. They discuss everything pertaining to the NFL draft as Tom is an NFL nut who enjoys the draft process. He gives out a couple of his picks for where he thinks certain players will wind up, and gives his thoughts on AQ Shipley, as well as the cult of Penn State football. Also included are some special appearances by Triple H and Michael Cole (1:22:59-1:56:38). It’s a great one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

PMS 2.0 054 – Rich Eisen, John Clayton, & Riveting Stories From The Road

On today’s show, Pat and a few of the guys record live from a hotel room in Pittsburgh right after coming back from WWE Monday Night Raw. They recap their roadtrip from Indiana to Cleveland to Pittsburgh and everything that they did along the way including WWE Fastlane, some of their dining experiences, and beating the inclement weather that was on their backs. Also included in the show is Pat’s interview with Rich Eisen on the NFL Network Free Agency Frenzy as he discussed Antonio Brown going to Oakland, who some of the best free agent punters are, and Rich gives him another push to keep the #McAfeeForMNF train rolling (28:54-36:08). Later, an absolute legend in the game, an NFL Hall of Famer, one of the most recognizable faces in NFL media, The Professor, John Clayton, joins the show. They discuss everything free agency related and how AB almost wound up in Buffalo, he gives a couple of ideas where he thinks certain players might land as teams are handing out insane amounts of cash, he dives into what his work weeks are like during these types of hot beds in the NFL calendar, gives his Super Bowl pick for next year, and chats about whether or not the pony tail is real (41:48-1:03:10.) It’s a fun one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

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PMS 2.0 052 – #McAfeeForMNF & Robert Mathis

On today’s show, Pat and the guys discuss the grassroots guerilla campaign to get Pat into the Monday Night Football booth that started on Twitter yesterday and ended being a top 3 trend in the United States. They also discuss their thoughts on the NFL combine and how entertaining it was, and chat about some other NFL news as we get closer to free agency and the NFL draft. They also dive in Leaving Neverland, the HBO documentary about the Michael Jackson sexual abuse allegations and how disturbing it was, whether or not this effectively ends Michael Jackson, and how it seems to tap into the same formula that has been present in some of the most talked about documentaries of the year. To close out the show, Pat welcomes Super Bowl Champion, 1st and 2nd Team All-Pro, former AFC Defensive Player of the Year and 2013 sack leader, 5x Pro Bowler, future Hall of Famer and former teammate Robert Mathis to the show. They chat about his role with the Colts now as a pass rush consultant and what he’s doing with Gridiron Gang, his own football training service. They also discuss some of the guys that impressed him at the combine, how he and Dwight Freeney pushed and made each other better, whether or not he thought Pat was a good teammate, which quarterback he hated the most, and he answers some questions in the “the room wants to know” (1:05:47-1:36:39). It’s a great time. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

PMS 2.0 049 – First Day On The Job With WWE, Nick Mangold, & Darius Butler

Pat is in Orlando recording the show from his hotel room as he finds himself in his first full week as a WWE employee and the guys record a late, slap happy episode. They cover his travels down to Florida, his entire first day at the complex including commentating a dark match at the WWE NXT event, and him hitting a HUGE Frog Splash on a training dummy. They also cover Zion Williamson’s shoe/knee exploding and whether or not it will affect Nike stock, some of the guys competing in a very hot and spicy chocolate eating contest, and break down the sale on St. Paddy’s day shirts available now for 20% off (through Saturday at midnight) at store.PatMcAfeeShow.com. Also included are a couple of incredible interviews. First, 2nd round pick of the New England Patriots and Pat’s teammate in Indianapolis, one of the smoothest athletes to ever play in the NFL, former defensive back, Darius Butler, joins the show. He and Pat chat about him being in the room with the owners when trying to end the Kaepernick situation, what he thinks about the way everything unfolded, what he’s expecting from his new podcast, and he answers a few questions about Antonio Brown, one of his best friends (1:11:15-1:35:21). To close out the show, 7x Pro Bowler, 2x All-Pro, former center for the New York Jets and hilarious human, Nick Mangold joins the show. He chats about what it was like playing for the Jets through the good and bad times, which version of Rex Ryan he prefers, what some of his hobbies are outside of football now that he’s retired, some Ohio St. and Michigan rivalry stories, and whether or not he’ll raise his son as a Jets fan (1:50:38-2:04:38). It’s a hilarious one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

It’s Been A Good Year (Jason Wheatley Guest Blog)

It has been a good year for yours truly. In this past year, I had the opportunity to do some pretty cool things and met, and became friends with, some incredible humans whom have done amazing things for me that I couldn’t be more grateful for.

It all began back in February. I knew that Pat McAfee had his own radio show on SiriusXM but had never gotten to listen to it because I wasn’t a subscriber. I was a fan of Pat’s podcast from Day 1 so I wondered what his live radio show was like, so I signed up for a free trial of SiriusXM. I listened to the show for the first time and was instantly hooked. After listening to the show a few times, I decided to call in and introduce myself and ask him a wrestling question. Little did I know, this wouldn’t be my first and only call, but I would become a regular caller.

I called into the show on March 20th and this call would be life changing. I called in to ask Pat and Todd if they would be interested in a friendly little wager on the Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds season series. To make a long story short, they accepted the bet and unintentionally learned my story and what my daily life was like being bedridden. After learning my story, Pat said he wanted to come and do a show from my room.

I called in again on March 23rd to thank the crew for the merch they sent and the folks that followed me on Twitter from the previous call. After getting off of the phone and the show came back from a break, the crew continued to talk about me a bit. Pat said that Nick had a great idea. Pat was doing a Swear Jar because he was preparing to do his first WWE NXT Preshow Panel where swearing is forbidden. Nick said that Pat should donate the Swear Jar money to me. Pat thought it was a great idea and that the money should go to a room renovation for the room that I live in while being completely bedridden. Pat set a $10,000 minimum for the Swear Jar. In the end, the Swear Jar, along with a GoFundMe for listeners that wanted to contribute to the cause, raised a total of about $13,000!

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Fast forward to the month of May. A few of my firefighter friends and a nurse friend wanted to do something special for me. Chris, one of the firefighter friends, happens to be a member of the IndyCar Safety Team and has some connections. With the help of Heather Carpenter (the wife of IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter), arranged for an ambulance to pick me up on May 16th and take me to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch a practice session for the Indianapolis 500. Once we arrived, I was taken on a tour of the track, I got to meet Ed and his teammate Spencer Pigot, and then I was taken to the 8th floor of the Pagoda to watch practice. It was an incredible day that I won’t forget. We all had so much fun that we are planning on doing it again next year.

June 6th: Pat and some of the crew in the office came to record the podcast and present me with the Swear Jar money. All of us greeted each other and chit-chatted while Ty set up all of the recording equipment. The recording was a great time and it was surreal to me. Here I was, Pat McAfee (and his friends) in my house and talking to me face-to-face, eye-to-eye. The fact that I was in the presence of one of my favorite Colts was absolutely unreal and a dream come true. The podcast dropped on June 8th.

July 19th: A few firefighter friends from one of the local fire departments stopped by for a visit and to conduct a bit of official business. That official business involved me. I was made an official member of the department and was presented with a firefighting helmet with my own department number on the shield and my own uniform shirt complete with a nameplate with my name and badge. My brothers and sisters of the department say I am an official member but I still consider myself an honorary member. This accolade is one of the greatest honors of my life and means so much to me.

July 24th: Construction began on the Room Renovation sponsored by Pat McAfee. The renovation took three weeks to complete, and my family and I are very satisfied with the results. The room was opened up and gave my family ample space to move around while tending to my needs.

August 26: I had some friends that I made from Pat’s radio show come to visit. Brian from Champaign, his wife Kelly, and British Will came to watch the Cubs-Reds game with me and hang out. It was really cool getting to meet and hang out with a few fellow regular callers and friends from Pat’s radio show. All of us had a great time and are now lifelong friends and it’s all thanks to Pat McAfee. We will be getting together many more times in the future.

October 12th: Another friend that I made through Pat’s radio show, Nick and his friend Brody, are graphic designers and when they heard that Pat was having my room renovated, they wanted to do something for the room as well. Nick redesigned my Hoosier Fire Buff logo and put it on a sweet ass background. Nick and Brody came to visit and put the graphic up to ensure it was done right. A cool graphic from two cool cuzzies.

All said and done, it’s been a good…no, GREAT year, and one I will never forget!

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PMS 2.0 030 – 210 Yards Guy & Lone Sunday Night Football Touchdown Guy Join Us. Stacked Show.

Today’s episode is absolutely loaded. First, budding 49ers superstar, arguably the best TE in the NFL right now and friend of the show, George Kittle, calls in hot off his 210 yard performance on Sunday. They chat about the game and why he didn’t eclipse the record after his monster first half, he breaks down a live game of PIG being played between the 9ers Specialists and Joe Staley, he takes issue with something Pat Angerer said, and they discuss wrestling some more as George presents a West Virginia vs. Iowa wrestling match. (1:32-11:47). Next, one of Pat’s former teammates and one of the most athletic lineman in the NFL, offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears, Bradley Sowell, calls in coming off scoring the only touchdown in Sunday night’s tilt against the Rams. They discuss how his career has been going up to this point, how hard he had to beg to be on the receiving end of that touchdown Sunday, his golf game and whether he’d ever consider turning pro, and the atmosphere in the Bears’ locker room right now (17:20-28:47). Later, Pro introduces a new segment titled, “A reading from the book of..” where he highlights one of the guys’ blogs from this past week. They also discuss Digs’ recent Steelers rant and dive into an incredible NFL conversation including a lock from Gorman for all the brobrobro’s. Also included is Pat’s interview with Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk discussing some things going on in the NFL (1:05:16-1:17:45), and Pat runs through some of the songs compiled from his year end Spotify playlist. Closing out the show is an interview with Purdue legend and national inspiration, Tyler Trent, to help start your weekend with some positivity (1:39:09-1:59:00). It’s a great one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.