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The Message Pitch

The Message Pitch

By Group 34 Sports
An honest, open, conversation about sports. We’re like your favorite sports bar and grill. Except we don’t serve food. And the health department isn’t questioning our methods.
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Episode 1: The Opener

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Episode 38: Fun Belt Fever
The guys talk about the MASSIVE upsets pulled by teams in the Sun Belt Conference (know known as the Fun Belt), what it means for the teams that lost, and also talk about some key points from NFL ‘22 Week One.
01:25:05
September 15, 2022
Episode 37: 2022 NFL Preview
The guys are back to discuss and predict more FOOTBAWL this week, taking on the NFL. This week’s episode features wild predictions, high drama, and a rogue noise threatening to derail the podcast. Will the guys hang on and deliver? Better than the AFC South, that’s for sure.
01:29:09
September 08, 2022
Episode 36: 2022 College Football Preview - THE SEC
The big kahuna. Our largest, most expansive, and honestly BEST episode yet. College football correspondent Jordo joins the guys to break down our fans’ consensus favorite conference — the S.E.C.
02:13:09
September 02, 2022
Episode 35: 2022 College Football Preview Part I - NOT SEC
It’s that time of year again. College FUHBAWL, as Matt would (and will) say is here again, and The Message Pitch is too. This week, we cover the entire NCAA Division I-A (FCS, whatever) with a notable exception — our SEC special is next week.
01:13:31
August 26, 2022
Episode 34: SPECIAL EDITION: The 2022 Message Pitch March Movie Madness Bracket Selection Show
Like a good sequel, it’s back—with a vengeance. The follow up to the successful 2020 March Movie Madness Tournament starts March 18. It’s big, it’s controversial, and it sure to get us some angry emails. We just hope it does well at the box office. No CGI involved.
17:50
March 18, 2022
Episode 33: The Message Pitch Guide to March Madness
Tired of getting beaten in your office bracket pool? Wanting to make that jump from 8-9 seed to the Final Four? The guys give their opinions on what works, what doesn’t, and how to embrace the magic that is March Madness…for your own sanity.
56:26
March 16, 2022
Episode 32: Super Bowl LVI Preview/NFL Review
The guys take on one of their storied traditions: Previewing the Big Game, the Big Commercials, and Will gives out the Willy Awards for the as they review the NFL season.
01:08:48
February 13, 2022
Episode 31 - Hits and Misses, Ted Lasso Edition
The guys talk Will’s stunning Turkey Bowl loss, Ted Lasso’s incredible awesomeness, how right and horribly wrong our preseason predictions were, Drew tells a story, and we talk SEC Championship.
01:19:28
December 04, 2021
Episode 30: Game On! Series No. 2 - The N64!
The guys delve into one of the most game-changing (pun intended?) video game system of their lives: the Nintendo 64.
50:58
October 15, 2021
Episode 29: Game On! Series No. 1 - “Our First Gaming Memories”
We’re taking a little bit of a detour in the month of October, and talking video games. The history of them, our experience with them, our favorite games, systems, characters, and more! Today’s episode discusses each of our histories and introductions to video games.
01:16:34
October 09, 2021
Episode 28: Baseball Preview, Football Review
The guys put together a review of the football weekend and preview of baseball playoffs, Drew fends off sinus issues, Will fends off tears from the Dolphins, and Matt keeps it all together.
01:23:34
September 25, 2021
Ep. 26 - 2021 NFL Preview
The guys take on the changing landscape of the NFL, and give predictions for just about everything…except the last game of the year. Trigger Warning: If you’re a Bengals fan, Will isn’t kind.
01:06:55
September 13, 2021
Ep. 25 - 2021 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW - THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE
It’s the episode you’ve been waiting on: the guys tackle the burning questions facing the teams in the SEC, give their predictions, and do it as only they can. This one’s for you guys.
01:11:18
September 03, 2021
Ep. 24 - 2021 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW SPECIAL - EVERYONE NOT THE SEC
After a long break, the guys are back, and just in time for football season! They’re taking on everyone but the SEC…which will get its own preview next week!
01:11:22
September 03, 2021
Ep. 23 - First ‘cast of 2021/Superb Owls, Trades, Hockey
The guys take on a whole bunch of topics in this abbreviated first podcast of 2021. NFL Trades, a Super Bowl preview, NHL talk and a special Message Pitch overtime segment.
44:45
February 07, 2021
Ep. 22 - The Message Pitch Turkey Day Special
It’s been a rough 2020. We’re here to help you make it through the Wild Card Game of holidays.
45:49
November 26, 2020
Episode 21: We’re Back...Again
The guys start a new season and try to navigate a COVID-19 sports world, Will’s gonna be a dad, Drew’s into yoga, and Matt’s working on his long game. We missed you guys.
53:19
July 09, 2020
Episode 20: TMP's NFL Mock Draft
The boys break down the NFL Draft, who to watch, and how the Raiders and Jets will mystify everyone, crowd or no crowd. This is the first-ever Message Pitch Mock Draft! 
54:54
April 23, 2020
Epsiode 19: (Name removed you avoid conflict with NFL) Review (LIV, LAUGH, LOVE Edition)
The guys give their take on the game, the halftime show, and commercials.
38:59
February 08, 2020
Episode 18: Farewell, Mamba
The guys reflect on the life and loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and all those who perished in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. The guys also look at life, it’s fragility, and how wonderful a gift it is. It’s not your average Message Pitch episode, but one you don’t want to miss.
34:53
January 31, 2020
Episode 17: YOU LIKE THAT?!?
The boys start the new season with a new format and style, but continue to bring the sports talk you’ve come to love. Leach in StarkVegas, Saints blow it again, and of course, they take on the new man on the Minnesota Vikings.
01:00:47
January 11, 2020
Episode 16: We’re Back/Fireside Chat
The boys give an update on their hiatus, as well as a heartfelt explanation of the future of TMP. You won’t want to miss this. Plus, it’s short.
26:44
December 19, 2019
Episode 14: Trivia(l) Matters
The guys dish on the NFL, Drew ponders several random questions, and Will disappears mid show, while Matt keeps it 100.
01:09:12
November 09, 2019
Episode 13: Spooooooky Sports
The guys give a lowdown on the World Series, Week 8 of College Football....and Halloween review.
01:10:06
November 02, 2019
Episode 12: Would You Rather?
The guys answer rapid fire questions about sports situations, take on the World Series, Canadian Baseball, and much more.
01:00:31
October 24, 2019
Episode 11: Get Rec’d, Suckas
The guys talk The Year of the Backup Quarterback, some of our most painful losses, and some of the best rec sports moments that you’ve discussed. Don’t worry Braves fans, we’re here for you.
01:05:37
October 22, 2019
Episode 10: Get That Money
College kids gettin’ paid for their likeness (something we never had to worry about), the first-ever Willys, Will’s quarter-year awards, and MLB predictions for the postseason.
01:04:27
October 06, 2019
Episode 9: Reggie Stocker’s Revenge
The guys discuss their favorite sports video games and a new college football game, and hear from you about your favorites as well. You’ve got Player 2, no network connection needed. Grab a controller (or your headphones) and let’s go!
58:03
September 27, 2019
Episode 8: Technical Challenges
Battling some electrical issues, the guys forge on with a new format and discuss an MLB Postseason Preview-Preview, Gardiner Minshew and his ‘stache and the Tulane Green Wave pulling a sweet fake kneel for the win.
52:01
September 23, 2019
Episode 7: Whole Lotta Football Going On
The guys delve into College Football and the NFL, and debut a new segment: X’s and O’s.
01:21:17
September 14, 2019
Episode 6: FOOTBALL BLOWOUT SPECIAL PART 2: The NFL and Fantasy Football
The guys preview the NFL season and give you some tips for your fantasy football league this year...for free!
57:30
September 05, 2019
Episode 5: FOOTBALL BLOWOUT SPECIAL PART 1: College Football
The guys get up before the sun and give you the lowdown and landscape of the college football season before anyone else.
59:24
August 31, 2019
Episode 4: This is the XFL?
Matt takes some letters from fans. Drew takes on the rebooted XFL. And Will...takes on everyone.
51:52
August 28, 2019
Episode 3 - Get Dak, Son!
The guys dive into the Cowboy’s contract disputes, Dabo and ring distribution, and how a Bengal gets its stripes this week.
47:13
August 21, 2019
Episode 2: You Wanna Get Crazy? We’ll Get Crazy!
The boys are back and talking NBA free agency, MLB predictions, and much more.
36:46
August 08, 2019
Episode 1: The Opener
Meet the guys of The Message Pitch, who we are and what this podcast is all about, and hear a brief smattering of some sports talk. Run Time: Just south of an hour.
57:32
July 29, 2019