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Off The Bench

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Off The Bench is a Sports Talk Radio Show hosted by Hayden Joyner | Division of XLR Lander University Radio. Hayden and various co-hosts broadcast every week from Lander University, bringing listeners the latest in sports headlines and news across both college and professional sports.
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Leaving for LIV Golf! Fitzpatrick Wins US Open, LIV Golf Opinions, and the PGA Tour's Future | Episode 75
Matt Fitzpatrick Wins the US Open, Thoughts on the LIV Golf's Controversy, and the Future of the PGA Tour Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss all these topics and more! US Open Matt Fitzpatrick Wins Debut Major Surprises During the Weekend LIV Golf Thoughts/Opinions Which Players Will Join it Soon? Is it Good for Golf? Future of the PGA Tour Does it Still Produce All-Time Greats? Will it Fall Behind LIV Golf? Follow Us on Social Media
June 21, 2022
Greatest Weekend in Motorsport! Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500, and Coke 600 Recaps | Episode 74
Sergio Perez Wins Monaco, Ferrari's Awful Strategy, Ericsson Wins Indy 500, and a Wild Coke 600 Finish! Hayden is joined by Liam Worley to discuss all these topics and more! Monaco Grand Prix Thoughts on the Rain Delay Sergio Perez Victory and Championship Hunt Leclerc's Victory Snatched by Strategy Indianapolis 500 Scott Dixon's Penalty Ericsson Wins a Crazy Finish Notable Drivers with Issues and Wrecks Coca-Cola 600 The Longest NASCAR Race Ever Hamlin Sneaks to Victory Predicting the Rest of 2022's Winners Follow Us on Social Media
May 31, 2022
Signing Off the Season! Way-Too-Early NFL Predictions, Final Draft Preview, and the Season Finale | Episode 73
Jaguars #1 Pick, Wide Receiver Draft Outlook, NFL Playoff Teams and Super Bowl Predictions and more! Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss all these topics and more! NFL News Who Should the Jaguars Pick at #1? Will Any Wide Receivers go in the Top 10? Thoughts on the NFC South Teams A Look at Some Bad NFL Depth Charts Way-Too-Early Predictions All 14 Playoff Teams and Seeding Super Bowl Matchups and Winners Predictions for all Major NFL Awards Follow Us on Social Media
April 27, 2022
Hour of Holdouts! Deebo Samuel Trade Rumors, NFL Trivia, and Vettel's F1 Future | Episode 72
Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray Holding Out, Deebo Trade Rumors, NFL Trivia, and Motorsports! Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss all these topics and more! NFL News Deebo Samuel Wants Out of San Francisco Kyler Murray Trade Speculation Updates on the Baker Mayfield Situation NFL Trivia Motorsports Bristol Dirt Race Review Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Thoughts on Sebastian Vettel's Future Follow Us on Social Media
April 20, 2022
QB Draft Questions! Sheffler Wins Masters, Dwayne Haskins Death, and Dak's Future with Dallas | Episode 71
Scottie Sheffler wins the Masters! 2022 QB Draft Class, Dwayne Haskins, Bristol Dirt Race and more! Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss all these topics and more! The Masters Sheffler's Run to Victory Tiger Woods' Weekend Review NFL News Comments on Dwayne Haskins' Death Preview of the 2022 QB Draft Class Which Teams Need QBs in 2022? Is Dak still a Top Starter in the NFL? Motorsports NASCAR Short Track Problems / Bristol Dirt Race Australian Grand Prix Review Thoughts on Future F1 Tracks Follow Us on Social Media
April 13, 2022
Rock Chalk Comeback! Final Four Recap, Preview of the Masters, and F1 in Las Vegas | Episode 70
Kansas is Champion! The Masters Preview, NFL Salary Cap, F1 Going to Las Vegas, and more! Hayden is joined by Liam Worley to discuss all these topics and more! College Basketball Kansas Wins the National Title Coach K's Final Season Thoughts on Hubert Davis's First Season NFL News Stefon Digg's Contract Extension State of the Salary Cap and Player Contracts The Masters Chris Fortenberry's Thoughts/Predictions Tiger Woods' Chances at Victory Motorsports NASCAR Short Track Races F1 Las Vegas Annoucement Australian Grand Prix Preview Follow Us on Social Media
April 06, 2022
Browns Bully Baker! Final Four Preview, NFL Overtime Changes, and NASCAR at COTA | Episode 69
The Final Four is Set! Baker Mayfield's Offseason, NFL Overtime Rule Changes, and Updates on NASCAR and F1! Hayden is joined by Liam Worley and special guest Charlie Ferrell to discuss all these topics and more! Final Four Duke vs. UNC Preview Saint Peter's Incredible Run Final Four / Championship Prediction NFL News NFL Overtime Rule Changes Baker Mayfield Trade Trouble Motorsports NASCAR at COTA Reaction Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Controversies DRS Use in the Future Follow Us on Social Media
March 30, 2022
Tyreek Trade Talk! March Madness, Deshaun Watson Deal, and the Bahrain Grand Prix | Episode 68
NFL Trades Galore, March Madness, and the Bahrain Grand Prix! Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss all these topics and more! March Madness March Madness 1st and 2nd Round Review Kentucky and Auburn's early exits Ohio State's future in basketball NFL Trade Talk Deshaun Watson to Cleveland Matt Ryan to Indianapolis Davante Adams to Las Vegas Tyreek Hill to Miami F1 Bahrain Grand Prix Thoughts and Reactions Red Bull's Engine Issues + Development Outlook Predictions for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Follow Us on Social Media
March 24, 2022
Wilson's Wild West! March Madness Preview, Tom Brady's Return, and NFL Free Agency | Episode 67
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley, as well as special guest Brandon Blankenship. March Madness is upon us as the group previews the tournament field, including thoughts on all four regions, each #1 seed's chances, and predictions for the Final Four. As well, which team will give us the Cinderella stories in 2022, and which teams should be on upset alert? In the NFL, Tom Brady has returned! How will this affect the NFC playoff race, and what does Russell Wilson's trade mean for the AFC West? Also, more free agency talk including Dallas' wide receiver issues, Mitch Trubisky to the Steelers, and thoughts on where Deshaun Watson might land. Lastly, Hayden, Liam and Brandon give thoughts on F1 preseason testing and make bold predictions for the 2022 F1 season opener in Bahrain.
March 16, 2022
Conflict Causes Chaos! NFL 2022 Bold Predictions, Haas F1's Situation, and Motorsports Trivia | Episode 66
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss the Russia/Ukraine conflict and its effect on the sports world. Should Haas continue with Nikita Mazepin despite the lose of Uralkali as a sponsor, and with Russia out of the World Cup, should some teams get a pass through in the playoffs? As well, Hayden and Liam's F1/NASCAR knowledge is put to the test as Chris hosts Motorsports Trivia! Who's the youngest NASCAR race winner, what year was the infamous US Grand Prix tire scandal, and which team did Jenson Button win a title for? Lastly, the hosts make there bold predictions for the 2022 NFL season, including thoughts on the Jaguars, Aaron Rodgers, and the fate of the NFC!
March 03, 2022
Motorsports Mania! F1/IndyCar Preseason, NBA Dunk Contest, and Reactions to the USFL | Episode 65
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley today as they discuss all things motorsports. They make sense of F1's preseason testing and give thoughts on the 2022 season. As well, Liam educates Hayden on the upcoming IndyCar season, they review a crazy Daytona 500, and will this NASCAR season be a great one? For the NBA, a critique of the dunk contest. Was this the worse one is recent memory, should the NBA look to replace it, and why have all "All-Star" games become so boring? As well, ideas on how to fix the dunk contest, anger towards the NFL's Pro Bowl, and Hayden explains the United States Football League to Liam.
February 24, 2022
Rams Bury Burrow! Super Bowl Review, Stafford's Legacy, and F1 Livery Updates | Episode 64
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley and Chris Fortenberry to discuss and review Super Bowl LVI! But first, Hayden and Liam provide their thoughts on the newly released batch of F1 liveries, as well as giving a preview to the Daytona 500. For Super Bowl LVI, what a game! The cohosts discuss what led to the Ram's victory, who was to blame for the Bengals loss, and whether or not Aaron Donald deserved Super Bowl MVP. As well, did a ring add to Matthew Stafford's Hall of Fame chances, and did the Detroit Lions fail Stafford or did Stafford fail the Lions? Also, thoughts on the officiating in the game, no-call on Tee Higgins, Halftime performances, and whether or not the Bengals or Rams will return to the big game next year.
February 17, 2022
Showdown in Sofi! Super Bowl Preview, Clash at the Coliseum, and Auburn's Upset Loss | Episode 63
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley as they as BACK in the studio! To start, Hayden and Liam discuss NASCAR's Clash at the Coliseum as well as the F1 Livery reveals so far. Was the Clash a success, and what do they expect from the next-gen stock cars? In college basketball, Liam reacts to Auburn's upset loss to Arkansas, as well as a look at how far they could drop. In the NFL, its Super Bowl time! The hosts give their thoughts on the big game as well as bold predictions. Will the Bengals' inexperience play a role, will Ramsey and OBJ's egos shine too bright, and how will the Bengals be able to stop the Rams pass rush? As well, picks for Super Bowl MVP, thoughts on skill position players, and the final GamePicks of the season.
February 10, 2022
Super Bowl is Set! Tom Brady Retires, the NFL's Future Stars, and Washington's New Look | Episode 62
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley on their last Zoom episode! For starters, they discuss their college basketball teams and their chances in the NCAA Tournament. As well, Bruce Pearl's new contract and Kentucky's health going forward. For the NFL, the Super Bowl is set! Recaps of both Championship Sunday games, the Chiefs' 2nd half collapse and the rise of Joe Burrow. Do the Bengals or Rams deserve to win the Super Bowl more, and would you be happier with Burrow or Stafford hoisting the trophy? As well, Tom Brady's retirement and its effect on the league, as well as which QBs will soon become the new faces of the NFL. A deep dive into the new-look Washington Commanders, including their name, logo, and uniforms, as well as thoughts as to where Jimmy Garoppolo might be traded if he leaves the 49ers. Lastly, could the NFC be out of star QBs soon, and is trading for mediocre QBs a bad thing?
February 02, 2022
What A Weekend! NFL Divisional Round Review, Heisman Odds Talk, and Sean Payton | Episode 61
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley and Chris Fortenberry to discuss a crazy and chaotic NFL Divisional Round of playoffs. First off though, they debate Heisman voting and the preseason odds for the 2022 season. Should the Heisman be handed out after the CFB Playoff, and should a team's record play a part? For the NFL, what a weekend! The trio reviews the four Divisional Round matchup, including talks on Aaron Rodgers leaving GB and Tom Brady retiring. As well, was Tannehill or Garoppolo to worst QB this weekend, and do the overtime rules need changing in light of the Bills/Chiefs game? Lastly, Sean Payton's retirement and future plans and the second to last GamePicks of the season.
January 26, 2022
Mega McCarthy Meltdown! CFB Preseason Rankings, Anti-Cowboys Talk, and Guest Charlie Farrell | Episode 60
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry, Liam Worley, and special guest Charlie Farrell! Charlie discusses the National Championship from a Georgia fans perspective, as well as giving some insight into the J.T Daniels transfer rumors. Also, our picks for the preseason Top 5 in college football, as well as a look at Auburn and Kentucky's 2022 schedules. For the NFL, it was Wildcard Weekend! Reactions to the Cowboys disappointing loss, as well as a review of Mike McCarthy's job as head coach. Hayden goes on a mega rant, including what caused the Cowboys' meltdown, both in the regular season and the playoffs, and what will come of the team in the future. Lastly, Charlie gives some thoughts on the Eagles' Wildcard exit and a look into their 2022 draft plans, as well as GamePicks for an exciting Divisional Round of playoffs.
January 19, 2022
College Football Chaos! NFL Playoff Preview, Chargers/Raiders Tie, and F1's Future | Episode 59
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley as they are BACK from winter back. Hayden and Liam catch up on all things F1, including the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton's future, and the new spec cars in 2022. As well, discussion on the upcoming Clash at the Coliseum for NASCAR. College football is finally over as the group discusses their team's bowl games and the National Championship. Will Auburn be good again soon, was Chris satisfied with a Rose Bowl win, and will the new NIL rules effect recruiting? For the NFL, was the Chargers/Raiders game the best of the season, and did Brandon Staley ruin the tie by calling a timeout? Also, previews and predictions for Wildcard Weekend!
January 14, 2022
Final F1 Finish! Heisman Trivia, the Patriots are Contenders, and NFL Playoff Predictions | Episode 58
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley for the final episode of 2021! First off Hayden and Liam discuss F1, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and the upcoming season finale in Abu Dhabi. Will Verstappen or Hamilton take the title, and will foul play come into play? For college football, Liam hosts Heisman Trivia, with another free GamePicks win on the line. As well, Chris rants about the SEC, Ohio State's Rose Bowl bid, and more. Will Kentucky defeat Iowa in the Citrus Bowl, and should Alabama play a snow game soon? In the NFL, are the Patriots Super Bowl contenders, and is Mac Jones the reason? Also, are the Cowboys still a legit threat in the NFC after a bad month of November. Lastly, NFL Wildcard and Playoff Predictions as well as GamePicks for Week 14!
December 09, 2021
Tough NFL Trivia! Ohio State's Shock Loss, Lincoln Riley to USC, and GamePicks! | Episode 57
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss a wild weekend in college football. First up, Chris gives his reaction to Ohio State losing to Michigan and Liam reacts to Auburn's shock performance and loss against Alabama. As well, should Ohio State still have a change to make the playoff, should Alabama have dropped in the rankings, and who will end up in the final playoff rankings? Lincoln Riley's move to USC, Spencer Rattler's transfer announcement, and Brian Kelly's hiring in Baton Rouge! For the NFL, its trivia day! Liam and Chris face off in a battle of random football knowledge, with a special prize on the line. Lastly, GamePicks for Week 13 and debate on who should host trivia next week.
December 02, 2021
Cam in Carolina! F1 Driver Talk, OBJ's Rams Debut, and a QB University Quiz | Episode 56
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss Guanyu Zhou signing with Alfa Romeo, as well as the Brazilian Grand Prix. Was Max's defense on Lewis justified, and did Alfa sign the right driver? For college football, Chris gives his thoughts on Ohio State's offense, and the cohosts debate whether a two-loss Alabama would make the CFB Playoff. As well, Auburn's blown lead vs. Mississippi State, Kentucky's collapse, and whether or not the committee would ever put Cincinnati in the Top 4. For the NFL, Cam Newton returns for Carolina! What impact will he have, and will the Panthers make the playoffs? Also, OBJ makes his debut for the Rams, a talk and quiz about which school is Quarterback University, and Week 11 of GamePicks.
November 17, 2021
Disappointing Dallas Defeats! NFL Midseason Awards, NASCAR Championships, and a Critique of Clemson | Episode 55
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley as they discuss NASCAR's Championship Weekend and the Mexican Grand Prix. Thoughts on the new cars in 2022 and Liam might make a 2022 NASCAR prediction. In college football, should Michigan State be ranked below Michigan, and are the Ohio State Buckeyes in trouble of being upset? As well, reviews of the Kentucky/Tennessee game, and thoughts on the Vols' chances against Georgia. For the NFL, its was a week of upsets! Which team had the worse loss in Week 9, and what team will Odell Beckham Jr. sign with now that he's a free agent? Lastly, the hosts give their picks for their midseason awards, including MVP, Coach of the Year, and more, as well as GamePicks for Week 10!
November 11, 2021
Rigged Ranking Reactions! Backup QBs Shine, Derrick Henry's Injury, and GamePicks | Episode 54
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley, with special guest Charlie Ferrell! Liam talks NASCAR and the championship round, including his take on the Hamlin/Bowman incident and his prediction for the 2021 Cup Series Champion. Charlie Ferrell joins Hayden and Chris to critique the first CFB Playoff Rankings. Should Alabama be ranked #2 despite a loss, and was Cincinnati snubbed from the Top 4? As well, what chance does Oklahoma and Ohio State have of making the playoff, and should it be expanded in the future? For the NFL, it was the week of the backup! Which backup QB win was the most impressive, and can the Packers win without Aaron Rodgers? Also, Derrick Henry's injury and its impact on the Titans, Jameis Winston replacement options, and GamePicks.
November 03, 2021
Action in Austin! Clemson's QB Issues, Bengals #1 in AFC, and Dak Prescott's Injury | Episode 53
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley as they discuss the United States Grand Prix and the thoughts of an American F1 driver. As well, predictions for the Mexican Grand Prix and Andretti's attempts at an Alfa Romeo purchase. For football, is Clemson is trouble of losing Dabo Swinney, and should Taisun Phommachanh start over D.J? Also, Penn State loses in nine overtimes, Oklahoma barely escapes Kansas, and should Ohio State be ranked in the Top 4? For the NFL, was the Bengals' or Titans' victory more impressive, and are the Chiefs in danger of missing the playoffs? Thoughts on Dak Prescott's calf strain, Deshaun Watson's trade opportunities, and an overview of the current NFL Playoff picture.
October 27, 2021
Violent Vols Vandalism! Big Ten's Playoff Outlook, Mahomes' Struggles, and Baker's Browns Future | Episode 52
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley and Chris Fortenberry to discuss a wild night in Knoxville during the Ole Miss/Tennessee game. Also, what chances to Big Ten teams have to make the playoffs, and will Cincinnati be able to hold onto the #2 spot? Also, Auburn's victory over Arkansas, Iowa's upset loss to Purdue, College Football Playoff expansion talk, and Ed Orgeron's firing and future! For the NFL, how much is Mahomes to blame for the Chiefs' season, and will Baker Mayfield still be a Brown in the near future? As well, who are the dark horse playoff contenders, the Jaguars' first victory of the year, and GamePicks!
October 21, 2021
Chase, Kevin, Crash! A&M Upsets Alabama, Chiefs' Struggles, and Jon Gruden Resigns | Episode 51
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley and Chris Fortenberry on the show. First off, Hayden and Liam exchange experiences at the Charlotte Roval course, including Liam's frustration with Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott's crash. As well, discussion of the Turkish Grand Prix, Valterri Bottas' win, and thoughts on the remaining races on the calendar. As well, Texas A&M upsets Alabama, Kentucky's chances against a hot Georgia team, and whether or not Spencer Rattler should be Oklahoma's QB going forward. For the NFL, the Bills defeat the Chiefs and retake the AFC throne. Are the Chiefs in trouble this year, and who currently are the Top 3 teams in the league? Lastly, thoughts on the Jon Gruden situation and his resignation and GamePicks.
October 13, 2021
Cardinals are Contenders! Cincinnati's Playoff Chances, Stephon Gilmore Traded, and Urban Meyer Scandal | Episode 50
Hayden is joined with Liam Worley and Chris Fortenberry (welcome back!) for Off The Bench's 50 episode! Hayden talks Kentucky's big upset over Florida, as well as debating Cincinnati's shot at the playoff, Oregon's overtime defeat vs. Stanford, and how Auburn will fair against the Georgia Bulldogs. For the NFL, are the undefeated Cardinals the best in the league, and was getting rid of Stephon Gilmore the right move for the Patriots? As well, Jaylon Smith get released from the Cowboys, and Gilmore signs with the Panthers, and Urban Meyer gets in trouble for a viral video.
October 06, 2021
Dabo's Dynasty Done? CFB Playoff Talk, Cowboys MNF Victory, Justin Fields' NFL Debut | Episode 49
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley on the show to discuss the chaotic Russian Grand Prix. Did Lando or McLaren lose the race, and was it the best race of the season so far? NC State upsets Clemson in 2OT. Is Clemson's run as a contender over, and are they on upset alert this weekend? Also, Auburn's narrow victory over Georgia State, Ole Miss's chances vs. Alabama, and a CFB Playoff theory that leaves Liam shook! For the NFL, are the Cowboys a top-3 team in the NFC after their win over the Eagles, and just how good are the Rams after they defeated the Buccaneers? Lastly, thoughts on Justin Field's NFL debut vs. the Browns and Week 5 of GamePicks!
September 29, 2021
Clemson Scoring Struggles! NFL QB Injuries, Packers are Back, and Pretenders or Contenders | Episode 48
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley and special guest Caleb Sheldon as they breakdown Clemson's offensive struggles so far, review Alabama's victory over Florida, and preview the Kentucky-South Carolina game. As well, what happened to Auburn against Penn State, and which team's still are in the running for the CFB? For the NFL, thoughts on Justin Fields starting for the Bears, Carson Wentz injury troubles, and are the Packers back to form on offensive? As well, Hayden and Liam play Pretenders or Contenders with NFL teams, and they make their GamePicks for Week 3 of the NFL season. 
September 22, 2021
Ohio State Slander! Ricciardo Wins in Italy, Florida QB Trouble, and the Rams Shine on SNF | Episode 47
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley to discuss the eventful Italian Grand Prix, including Danny Ric's win, Max/Lewis's crash, and more! As well, Chris joins the show to explain Ohio State's loss to Oregon, discuss the Florida/Alabama matchup and Florida's QB situation, and decide if Oregon and Iowa should've moved up that high in the rankings. For the NFL, discussion of the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers game. Was it a good performance by the Cowboys, and how do we feel about Tampa after almost losing? Also, which teams shined and which didn't in Week 1, and are the Rams the favorites in the NFC West after their victory on Sunday Night Football?
September 16, 2021
Football's Finally Back! Clemson falls to Georgia, F1 Driver Moves, and GamePicks Return | Episode 46
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss College Football Week 1 and the upcoming NFL season. First of though, Hayden and Liam talk the Dutch Grand Prix, the upcoming race in Monza, and the Russell/Bottas/Albon driver moves. For CFB, is Clemson still a championship contenders after their opening game loss, and which team had the better victory: Kentucky or Auburn? Also, is Presbyterian College the most interesting team in college football? For the NFL, Hayden defends (kinda) the Dallas Cowboys' chances against the Buccaneers. Will Tom Brady and Tampa repeat as Super Bowl champs, and what's the update on Deshaun Watson after Tyrod Taylor was named the starter? Lastly, the hosts debate GamePicks for NFL Week 1!
September 08, 2021
Rookie Quarterback Rankings! NASCAR/F1 Recaps, NFL Preseason Reactions, and Gardner Minshew Traded | Episode 45
We're Back! Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to begin Season 3 of Off The Bench, including discussions about Liam's visit to Daytona, as well as reactions and recap to a chaotic "race" at the Belgian Grand Prix. Which host is most confident in their college football teams, and will Kentucky win the SEC East? NFL Preseason is finished as the hosts debate over which rookie quarterback preformed the best. Was it right for the Patriots to cut Cam Newton, and how does the J.K. Dobbins injury affect the Raven's offense? Lastly, thoughts and reactions to Gardner Minshew being traded to the Eagles, and Hayden and Liam get into some last minute soccer talk!
September 01, 2021
Way-To-Early Ending! Early Predictions for 2021 NFL Season, Bengals Draft Choice, and Season Finale | Episode 44
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry for the season finale of Off The Bench! Chris gives his thoughts on the Trevor Lawrence interview and his desire to play at a high level, as well as discuss the Bengal's choices between Penei Sewell and Ja'Marr Chase at #5 overall. Also, Teddy Bridgewater traded to Denver, and whether or not him and Drew Lock will compete for the starting job. Way-To-Early Predictions return, with Hayden, Chris, and Liam making their selections for Super Bowl LVI, 2021 playoff teams, and breakout/disappointing teams. Lastly, predictions for NFL awards such as MVP, Rookie of the Year, and more! 
April 28, 2021
Super League Sucks! Emilia Romagna GP Review, Trevor Lawrence Motivation, and Draft Situations for Carolina | Episode 43
Hayden is by himself to discuss the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, including Verstappen's win, Leclerc's radio problems, and the impact the Russell/Bottas crash has on Mercedes' future. As well, reaction and opinions on the formation of the European Super League and how it could affect European soccer forever. Thoughts on Trevor Lawrence's Sports Illustrated interview and his motivation. Will he succeed in the pros without having a chip on his shoulder, and should the Jaguars be worried about drafting him? Lastly, should Carolina stick around at the #8 overall pick, or should they possible trade back with a QB hungry team?
April 22, 2021
Changes in Carolina! Baylor Wins Championship, Sam Darnold Trade, and Mock Draft Reviews | Episode 42
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to talk March Madness and Baylor's phenomenal run to its 1st National Championship. Also, UCLA's amazing effort vs. Gonzaga and reactions to the Off The Bench Bracket Challenge. Later on, reactions to Sam Darnold being traded to Carolina, its affect on the NFL Draft, and how it could force Teddy Bridgewater out of town. What will the Falcons do with the #4 overall pick as multiple teams are seeking to trade up, and could the Patriots end a drought of not picking QBs in the 1st round? Lastly, a review of Chris's mock draft, and Hayden explains what would make or break Dallas's 2021 draft.
April 07, 2021
First Four to Final Four! Bahrain Race Review, Final Four Predictions, and the NFL's 17 Game Schedule | Episode 41
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley to review both the Bristol Dirt Race and F1's season opener in Bahrain! Should Max Verstappen's overtake on Lewis Hamilton been allowed, and how strict should track limits be enforced? As well, thoughts and reactions to NASCAR's first dirt race in 50+ years! Also, reaction to the Final Four including just how UCLA managed to pull it off, how they stack up against #1 Gonzaga, and just unrated has Baylor been this tournament? Lastly, the NFL switching to a 17 game schedule, and how that impacts players, teams, and records across the league. As well, who will the 49ers take at #3, will the Jets stick with Darnold or draft a QB, and what position makes the most sense for Dallas at #10.
March 31, 2021
Battles in Bristol/Bahrain! March Madness Upsets, Deshaun Watson Allegations, and NFL QB Talk | Episode 40
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley to discuss the 2021 F1 season starting! Bold Predictions for the Bahrain Grand Prix, as well as talking about the NASCAR Bristol dirt race and how NASCAR has remarketed themselves. Also, an update on March Madness, including Oral Roberts incredible run, why Oregon/Alabama are getting hot at the right moment, and updates on the Off The Bench Bracket Challenge. For the NFL, what impact has the Deshaun Watson allegations had on his offseason, and which teams should still want him? Will Joe Flacco ultimately cause a QB controversy in Philly, and will Carson Wentz or Matthew Stafford have a better season on their new team?
March 24, 2021
Free Agency Frenzy! March Madness Preview, Andy Dalton to the Bears, and F1 Preseason Testing | Episode 39
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley and Chris Fortenberry to talk about F1 preseason testing and thoughts going into the first race in Bahrain. As well, March Madness is here as the hosts compare brackets, discuss potential upsets, and predict Cinderella teams! Also, Hayden gives his metrics on what teams can win the tournament, and why the SEC has some teams that can make a Final Four run. Lastly, Andy Dalton signs with the Bears, the Patriots spend big, and how Tyrod Taylor's arrival in Houston could impact Deshaun Watson.
March 17, 2021
Dak, Dallas, Deal! Prescott's New Contract, Haas's Russian Livery, and Russell Wilson Trade Options | Episode 38
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss Dak Prescott's new contract, what it means for the Cowboys' future, and just how much pressure it puts on Prescott! Thoughts on the Pennzoil 400, Kyle Larson's win, and Haas F1 Team's controversial new livery. As well, why did J.J. Watt sign with the Cardinals, what options does Russell Wilson have if he was traded, and just how fast is Ben Roethlisberger. Lastly, Chris's bold predictions for the 2021 NFL Season, and some NCAA Basketball talk!
March 10, 2021
Biggest, Best, and Bold! NFL Bold Predictions, J.J. Watt Released, and Daytona 500 Reaction | Episode 37
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley to discuss the Daytona 500 and Chase Elliott's 2nd place, as well as J.J. Watt being released by the Texans, and his likely landing spots. As well, they make their way-to-early, bold predictions for the NFL season, including the Chargers in the Super Bowl, a 4-team QB trade, and the Colts winning the AFC!
February 17, 2021
Kansas City Collapse! Bucs Win Super Bowl LV, Daytona 500 Thoughts, and QB Carousel Talk | Episode 36
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley to discuss the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning Super Bowl LV, what happened to the Chiefs' offense, how Brady is viewed as the GOAT from now on, and winners and losers from the game. As well, thoughts on the Daytona 500 this weekend, Carson Wentz rumored to be traded, and whether or not Dak Prescott deserves top 3 QB money. Lastly, what's going on with Russell Wilson and Seattle, and where some QBs may end up during the offseason.
February 11, 2021
Greatest Goat Game! Super Bowl LV Preview, Deshaun Watson Landing Spots, and F1 Season Talk | Episode 35
Hayden is joined by Liam Worley to preview Super Bowl LV! Will Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes ultimately be the greatest of all time, and will Tampa's defense be able to stop Kansas City? Also, do the Buccaneers really have home field advantage, and who will come up big in the biggest moments? Lastly, Matthew Stafford being traded to the Rams and its meaning for Detroit, Los Angeles, and Deshaun Watson, as well as an F1 2021 season preview!
February 04, 2021
Can't Challenge Chiefs! CFB Preseason Talk, NFL Conf. Championship Review, and Stafford Requests Trade | Episode 34
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Matthew Griego to talk ESPN's Way-To-Early CFB Preseason Rankings, as well as Matthew's thoughts on South Carolina's HC hire. As well, thoughts on the NFC/AFC Conference Championship games! Matt LaFleur's 4th and goal call, Buffalo's decisions to kick field goals, and how their loss will effect Aaron Rodgers. Lastly, Matthew Stafford agreeing to part ways with the Lions, and which AFC team can possibly challenge the Chiefs in the years to come?
January 28, 2021
Conf. Championship Countdown! Kyrie Irving's Absence, Watson Trade Rumors, and Aaron Rodgers' Legacy | Episode 33
Hayden is joined by Chris and Liam to discuss Kyrie Irving's absence from the Nets, as well as which NBA teams have surprised and disappointed so far this year. As well, Drew Brees and Phillip Rivers retirements, Deshaun Watson wanting out of Houston, and how Ohio State can't develop QBs. Lastly, preview of the NFC/AFC championship games, thoughts on Mahomes' injury, and the second-to-last GamePicks of the year!
January 20, 2021
Browns Big Blowout! National Championship Review, NFL Draft Thoughts, and Doug Pederson Fired | Episode 32
Hayden is joined by Chris Fortenberry and Liam Worley as they return from Winter Break! They talk Ohio States' playoff run, Devonte Smith's amazing championship game, and a preview of the NFL Draft. As well, reactions to the Browns 1st playoff victory in 26 years, Rams chances vs. the Packers, and whether the Nickelodeon broadcast was good or not! Lastly, Doug Pederson's firing in Philadelphia and GamePicks for divisional weekend.
January 14, 2021
Masters, Muschamp, and Mayhem! NBA Trades, Lamar/Ravens Regressing and Heisman Speculation | Episode 31
Hayden is joined with Chris Fortenberry and Matthew Griego to discuss Dustin Johnson winning The Masters, as well as Chris traded to the Suns, and James Harden's eventually move to Brooklyn. As well, South Carolina fires HC Will Muschamp, and who will win the Heisman Trophy in the crazy COVID year? For the NFL, Chris gives his mid-season awards, and everyone debates on if the Ravens have regressed this season.
November 18, 2020
South Bend Showdown! NFL Midseason Awards, L.A Chargers Issues, and GamePicks | Episode 30
Hayden is by himself again to discuss the Clemson/Notre Dame game and its effect on both teams and the CFB Playoff. As well, the Buccaneers losing on SNF, the Los Angeles Chargers blowing another game, and who is the most surprising team so far this year! Midseason awards are given out, including Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, MVP and more! Lastly, GamePicks with some heavy debate!
November 12, 2020
Wild Wentz Worries! Clemson/Notre Dame Preview, Cowboys' QB Situation, and Tua's Debut | Episode 29
Hayden is by himself today to talk college and NFL Football! Will Clemson prevail without Trevor Lawrence, and can D.J Uiagalelei defeat Notre Dame? For the NFL, is Carson Wentz in trouble of losing his job, and what does the insanity of the Dallas Cowboys mean for Dak Prescott? Also, will the Packers ever be true Super Bowl contenders, and will Aaron Rodgers ever get WR help? Thoughts on Tua's NFL debut, and how the Bills may lose their lead in the AFC East. Lastly, will the Chargers ever stop blowing leads?
November 05, 2020
Bucs, Brady, Brilliance! Dodgers Win World Series, Ohio State's Debut, and the NFC West Race | Episode 28
Hayden and Jameson talk about the World Series and the Dodger's Championship, as well as Justin Turner's COVID test, Ohio State's Big Ten debut, and Trevor Lawrence's big NFL draft decision. As well, they discuss Auburn's struggles with Liam Worley along with Syracuse being Clemson's kryptonite. For the NFL, are the Buccaneers the team to beat in the NFC, and will we enjoy a Baker/Burrow rivalry in the future? Lastly, Tua Tagovailoa's NFL debut and GamePicks.
October 28, 2020
Rodger's Random Regression! Ohio State Preview, NFC East Talk, and Baker Mayfield's Struggles | Episode 27
Hayden and Jameson are joined by Chris Fortenberry on this episode! They discuss Atlanta's blown 3-1 lead in the NLCS, Ohio State and the Big Ten's upcoming season, and Clemson's continued dominance. As well, is Auburn actually bad this year. and can any team step up in the ACC? For NFL, Packers/Bucs and Aaron Rodger's dud of a game, Baker Mayfield's struggles, and who is the frontrunner in the NFC East?
October 21, 2020
Devastation for Dak! 2020 Eifel GP, Lakers Win NBA Finals, and are the Browns Contenders? | Episode 26
Hayden and Jameson are joined by Liam Worley on the show! Hayden and Liam talk the Eifel GP and Lewis Hamilton's record win. As well, the Lakers winning the NBA Finals and LeBron's GOAT status. Liam gives incite into Auburn's 2020 football season, Clemson destroys #7 Miami, and the Florida/LSU game's postponement. For the NFL, Dak Prescott's season-ending injury, Raiders upset the Chiefs, Minnesota's 4th and Inches call, and are the Browns contenders or pretenders?
October 14, 2020
Oh No Oklahoma! Miami vs. Clemson, Dallas's Historically Bad Defense, and Bill O'Brien's Firing | Episode 25
Hayden and Jameson start off with the NBA Finals, and how Miami can get back in the series, along with Doc Rivers going to the 76ers. They talk 7 Miami visiting 1 Clemson, Oklahoma's awful start to the 2020 season, and whether Alabama is a championship contender. Rants about the Dallas Cowboy's awful defense, talks of Dabo Swinney to Houston, and where does Deshaun Watson stand with Bill O'Brien being fired?
October 07, 2020
Primetime Panic Time! Heat/Lakers NBA Finals, KSU Upsets Oklahoma, and Russell Wilson for MVP | Episode 24
Hayden and Jameson are joined by Chris Fortenberry on the show! They discuss Heat/Lakers NBA Finals and Lebron's legacy, as well as speculation on Ohio State's 2020 season. Also, Mississippi State and Kansas State pull off huge upsets, and where in the world have the Miami Hurricanes come from? For the NFL, they discuss Russell Wilson's MVP chances, whether or not certain teams should be in panic mode, and if the spotlight is just too big for Lamar Jackson.
September 30, 2020
Atlanta's Awful Attack! Dallas's Comeback Victory, Wentz's Downfall, and the Return of the SEC | Episode 23
Hayden and Jameson stay updated on the ECF and WCF, and discuss the Heat/Celtics upcoming game. As well, Clemson falls in the latest ESPN FPI rankings, Notre Dame players catch COVID, and the return of SEC Football! They discuss key matchups of the week, and preview the expectations for both Alabama and LSU. For the NFL, injuries galore! What went wrong for the Falcons against the Cowboys, why has Carson Wentz been regressing, and what did Joe Burrow's TNF performance prove? Lastly, they make GamePicks for an exciting NFL Week 3!
September 23, 2020
Colorado Comeback Kids! The Big Ten is Back, Joe Burrow's NFL Debut, and the Cowboy's OPI Call | Episode 22
Hayden and Jameson discuss the Miami Heat winning Game 1 and the Denver Nuggets upsetting the Clippers in Game 7! As well, the Big Ten's return to football and its impact on the CFB Playoff and Heisman rankings. Clemson's dominance, Chase Brice's debut, and Spence Rattler's amazing start round out college talk. For the NFL, they discuss Joe Burrow's debut, Randy Bullock's "pulled" calf, and A.J Green's OPI call. As well, the Cowboy's own OPI call, Washington's defense dominance, and GamePicks for Week 2!
September 16, 2020
Preseason Prediction Podcast! Miami Advances to ECF, CFB Playoff Predictions, and Bold Takes for the NFL Season | Episode 21
In the final episode before football, Hayden and Jameson talk the Miami Heat advancing to the ECF and Giannis's future in Milwaukee. As well, they make their guesses for the CFB Playoff and Heisman trophy. Deshaun Watson's new contract, and will Tom Brady be the most success "new" QB? Predictions and bold takes are made with the NFL, as they give their guesses for MVP, ROTY, and more! Lastly, bold predictions for the 2020 season and GamePicks returns for Week 1!
September 09, 2020
Basketball Bubble Battles! Nuggets/Jazz Game 7, Offseason Recap, and the Jaguars Tanking for Trevor | Episode 20
Hayden and Jameson are BACK with sports talk! They catch up on topics of the offseason, like Tom Brady's move to Tampa, DeAndre Hopkins trade, and more! NBA Playoffs Bubble, recap of the Nuggets/Jazz Game 7, and outlook on the Lakers and Clippers' Finals hopes. As well, they discuss their "way-to-early" predictions they made in February, as well as Alvin Kamara's contract and the Jacksonvile Jaguars Tanking.
September 02, 2020
Tom Brady to Tampa Bay! DeAndre Hopkins Trade, Dak's Contract, and Jaguars Tanking | Episode 19
In this Quarantine Edition of Off The Bench, Hayden discusses the biggest news in NFL Free Agency including Tom Brady signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! As well, reports saying Dak Prescott could be the highest-payed QB, and how the DeAndre Hopkins trade affects both Arizona and Houston. Lastly, could Deshaun Watson potentially be traded soon, and what team will land Trevor Lawrence in next years draft?
March 27, 2020
Managing March Sadness! Coronavirus's Affect on Sports, Tom Brady's Future, and Guest Tyler Brevard | Episode 18
Hayden and Jameson are joined by Lander Basketball player and Peach Belt Conference Tournament MVP Tyler Brevard to talk conference tournaments and the upcoming DII NCAA Tournament. As well, what's the possibility and logistics of an 8-team CFB Playoff, and how is the coronavirus impacting the NCAA and NBA seasons? They discuss the NCAA playing the tournament without fans, and make predictions about SEC and ACC Tournaments. Lastly, where will Tom Brady play in 2020, and will a new team affect his legacy?
March 11, 2020
Dak and Dallas Debate! Outlook for Top CFB QBs, Kentucky as a 4 Seed, and Future for Ravens/49ers | Episode 17
Hayden and Jameson are joined this week by guest co-host Malachi Killgore! Being from Texas, Malachi gives his thoughts are the Clemson/South Carolina rivalry. As well, who will have the more successful career in the NFL? Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, or Trevor Lawrence? Also, predictions for the 2021 College Football Playoff, and whether or not Kentucky should be regarded as one of the best teams in college basketball. For the NFL, should the Cowboys resign Dak Prescott or move on, and are the Cowboys really a dysfunctional organization? Lastly, what are the expectations and predictions for the 49ers and Ravens going into the 2020 NFL season.
February 27, 2020
Playoff Prediction Party! NFL Draft Preview, Daytona 500 Reaction, and NBA All-Star Weekend | Episode 16
Hayden and Jameson discuss the Daytona 500 and Ryan Newman's horrific crash, as well as the NBA Dunk Contest snubbing Aaron Gordon. Also, and NFL Draft preview of Tua, Justin Herbert, and Jeff Okudah. Lastly, Mark Dantonio allegations, transfer portal rule changes, and Charlie Strong joining Alabama's coaching staff. For the NFL, they give their way-to-early predictions for Super Bowl LV, as well as some teams that missed the playoffs that could make it in 2020! Also, Joe Burrow's future in Cincinnati and Greg Olsen signing with the Seahawks
February 20, 2020
Battle of the Blue Bloods! Duke/UNC Game Thoughts, XFL First Impressions, and the Jaguars to London | Episode 15
Hayden discusses Georgia's recruiting class and potential heading into 2020, as well as Chase Brice's transfer to Duke. North Carolina/Duke postgame talk and what teams to look out for in the NCAA Tournament. Also, first impressions on the XFL's debut and thoughts on its rule changes. For the NFL, what the new NFL CBA could mean for a 17-game schedule, international games, and the possibility of a London NFL team. Lastly, thoughts on the Tom Brady to Dallas rumors, and what will come of Phillip Rivers?
February 13, 2020
Chiefs are Champions! Super Bowl LIV Postgame, Dak Prescott's Contract, and NBA All-Star Snubs | Episode 14
Hayden and Jameson discuss Cole Anthony's return to UNC, as well as Devin Booker and Bradley Beal being snubbed from the NBA All-Star Game. Also, which up-and-coming team could reek havoc in the NBA Playoffs. The Chiefs are your Super Bowl LIV Champions! Who was to blame for the 49ers' collapse, and is this the start of a Chiefs dynasty? Lastly, when will Dak Prescott's contract be done, and what's Tom Brady's future?
February 06, 2020
Mahomes, Mostert, Miami! Super Bowl LIV Preview, Kobe Bryant's Tragic Death, and Aging NFL QBs | Episode 13
In their first 2-hour show, Hayden and Jameson talk about the tragic passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, Travis Etienne's decision to stay for his senior season, and LSU's coaching carousel. As well, Super Bowl LIV Preview! What does each team need to do to win, and which quarterback has the most pressure on them? Also, Hayden discusses Eli Manning's retirement, and what the future holds for the NFL's aging quarterbacks.
January 30, 2020
Contenders to Conf. Champs! Feleipe Franks Transfer, Petrino's New Job, and Luke Kuechly Retires | Episode 12
Zion makes his NBA debut TONIGHT, Odell Beckham Jr's Money Lawsuit, and Bobby Petrino's move to Head Coach of Missouri State Football. As well, review of the NFC/AFC Championship: How the Chiefs stopped Derrick Henry and what went wrong with the Packers? Also, Luke Kuechly's retirement and its meaning for other players.
January 22, 2020
Geaux Tigers vs. Go Tigers! CFB National Championship, NFL Playoff Upsets and Game Picks | Episode 11
LSU defeats Clemson for the National Championship, while also losing coach Joe Brady to the NFL. What were the keys to victory for LSU and what caused Clemson to fall? Also, NFL Divisional Round recap. Titans upsetting the Patriots and Ravens, and which teams will meet in Super Bowl 54?
January 15, 2020
Football Coaching Apocalypse! Auburn beats Alabama, and could the Patriots lose the AFC East? | Episode 10
Auburn defeats Alabama in a thrilling Iron Bowl, Matt Luke fired after controversial celebration in the Egg Bowl, and Jake Bentley leaving South Carolina. As well, Ron Rivera fired by the Panthers, Patriots lose on SNF, and Game Picks for an exciting NFL Week 14.
December 04, 2019
Fight Night at FirstEnergy Stadium! Oklahoma's Comeback and Colin Kaepernick's NFL Future | Episode 9
Oklahoma's incredible comeback vs. Baylor, Penn State QB Sean Clifford death threats, as well as Alabama and Tua's future. For the NFL, analysis of the Rudolph/Garrett fight from TNF, Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout and future, and are the Ravens the best team in the AFC?
November 20, 2019
Cowboys Lose on SNF: Who's to Blame? Shake Up in CFB Playoffs, and Chase Young Suspension | Episode 8
Minnesota defeated Penn State, Alabama lost to LSU shake up CFB Playoff Picture. Also, discussion on the ethics of Chase Young's suspension and Clemson vs. Wake Forest preview. For the NFL, who's to blame for the Dallas Cowboy's lackluster season so far? As well, Hayden and Jameson are tied in their game picks: Who's coming out on top?
November 13, 2019
CFB Playoff Rankings Are Out! Ravens Defeat Patriots, and Should the Bears Bench Trubisky? | Episode 7
The CFB Playoff Rankings are officially out, with Clemson dropping to #5. Also, Florida State fired their head coach after less than 2 seasons. Are the Ravens Super Bowl contenders after defeated the Patriots, and what caused the Packers to collapse versus the Chargers?
November 07, 2019
Patriots or 49ers: Who's the Best? Oklahoma's Playoff Chances, and LSU's Move to #1 | Episode 6
Oklahoma's playoff chances after loss to Kansas St., NCAA's ruling to allow players to benefit off their likeness, LSU's move to #1 in latest poll, and what has happened to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish? Also, who is the top team in the NFL: Patriots or 49ers?
October 30, 2019
Tua Tagovailoa Injury, NFL Receiver Trades, and Eagles' and Bears' Struggles | Episode 5
Tua Tagovailoa's injury/Alabama's outlook going forward, Wisconsin @ Ohio State preview, and Clemson's fall to #4 in the Coaches Poll. For the NFL, are the Patriots too good after acquiring Mohammad Sanu? Also, what is going on with the Eagles and Bears, and well as what both teams need to do going forward.
October 24, 2019
Gamecocks Upset Georgia, Cam Newton Done in Carolina, and Jalen Ramsey Traded to Rams | Episode 4
South Carolina upsets #3 Georgia, Florida @ LSU postgame talk, as well as discussing the recent college football rankings. For the NFL, is Cam Newton on the trading block, and are Mariota's days in Nashville over? Lastly, the Jalen Ramsey trade, and what has happened to the Cowboys', Chiefs', and Rams' offense?
October 16, 2019
49ers: Struck Rich or Fools Gold? College Football Outlook and Jay Gruden's Firing | Episode 3
Review of college football games this past weekend as well as previews of the upcoming Red River Rivalry and more. Updates on the MLB Playoffs and NBA Preseason, and are the undefeated 49ers for real, or is this fools gold? Also, Jay Gruden's firing and game picks for NFL Week 6.
October 09, 2019
Paying College Athletes, Future for the Steelers, and NFL Game Picks | Episode 2
California passes bill allowing student-athletes to make money off their likeness, Alabama takes over the #1 spot in the rankings, and who will win #7 Auburn @ #10 Florida? Also, is the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense sustainable, and are the Detroit Lions a dangerous team in the NFC? Lastly, Hayden and Jameson give their game picks for some of the more intriguing NFL matchups this week.
October 03, 2019
South Carolina Struggles, Antonio Brown's Future, and Tulane's Spectacular Win | Episode 1
Clemson Football is off to its usual start, despite some unexpected QB play, while South Carolina's season is going downhill, quick. Houston QB transfer as well as Tulane's insane trick play and final catch. Also, is Antonio Brown going to be allowed back into the NFL, and is Daniel Jones the real deal after his stellar debut?
September 26, 2019