Friday, October 28, 2011

Town Hall and Hockey Talk

I wrote two disparate articles for the Metro News London yesterday.

The first was about the virtual Town Hall meeting called by London Mayor Joe Fontana to discuss the revitalization of the city's downtown.

The second was about London Knights' leading scorer Seth Griffith. We talked about about his undrafted status as fuel for his stellar play to begin the year.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

2 Guys, 1 Mike: The Karate Kid

After discussing the new podcast intro music, Dave and I delve into the iconic 80's classic, The Karate Kid. Our points:

- Johnny Lawrence as a sympathetic character?
- Ralph Macchio's eventual non-career
- the "relationship" between Daniel and Miyagi
- KK2 and KK3
- Daniel Larusso is kind of a jerk
- What was Ali/Elisabeth Shue thinking?
- Eastern healing powers
- Illegal karate tournament victories
- Had Ralph Macchio ever kissed a girl before this movie?
- Elisabeth Shue as the quintessential 80's babe

The Karate Kid


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2 Guys, 1 Mike: World Series Talk

Colin is unavailable this week for the podcasts, so Dave (formerly Gretzpo) steps in before moving to Germany for two years. We talk about the World Series, including the following:

- Dave's going away party which forced us to miss history
- the resilency of the Texas Rangers
- The "problems" of Ron Washington and Tony Larussa
- Who does God want to win?
- My apologies to David Holland
- Nolan Ryan's anger issues
- Pujols and his contract squabbles
- Dave somehow manages to reference the Toronto Blue Jays
- The world feed versus the Fox feed
- Rick Sutcliffe vs Tim McCarver

World Series Talk


Friday, October 21, 2011

Goalies Have to Stick Together

I wrote an article for the Metro News London about London Knights' backup goalie, Jake Patterson, and how he handles the difficulties of irregular playing time. He, and starter Michael Houser, also discussed the need for mentorship in one of the most demanding and unforgiving positions in sports.

Check it out.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2 Guys, 1 Mike: World Series Preview

Colin and I handicap the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers but, in doing so, we get a little distracted and also discuss the following:

- The anemic pitching staffs
- Would Tony Larussa let me pitch?
- Ron Washington's managerial style and his past "issues"
- Larussa's seemingly untouchable reputation in the media
- is Larussa "juicing"?
- Does Nolan Ryan hate everything?
- Nolan Ryan vs Robin Ventura
- the hitting prowess of old-time players
- the technology of wood

World Series Preview

Thursday, October 13, 2011

2 Guys, 1 Mike: Rocky Edition

We've come up with the new title for these weekly podcasts. There were a couple things at play in coming up with the name which Colin and I discuss in this recording. We also explain our absence from earlier in the week.

We tackle, perhaps, the granddaddy of movie podcasts for us with a dissection of the first Rocky movie. We talk about:

- the movie's rewatchability
- Sly Stallone's writing and his commitment to the idea
- Muhammad Ali/Apollo Creed
- Talia Shire
- Burgess Meredith
- The Riddler or the Penguin?
- The ending and whether it happens in 2011

2 Guys, 1 Mike: Rocky


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Knight sets the fitness standard for the London Knights

I interviewed Jared Knight of the OHL's London Knights Tuesday afternoon after practice at the John Labatt Centre to discuss his in-season and off-season training regimen. The Michigan native interrupted his post-practice training session to talk and here is the article I wrote for the Metro News London.

Podcast: I Feel a Need, a Need . . . For Top Gun

Colin (formerly CSzem) and I discuss the 1980s classic, Top Gun. After discussing new nicknames for ourselves, we dive right right in and talk about the following:

- the iconic pickup scene
- Kelly McGillis' unattractiveness
- the volleyball scene
- Tom Cruise's height
- Colin's wife's love of Keith Urban
- What character would we be?
- Maverick's real name
- Meg Ryan's hotness

Top Gun Podcast


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Podcast: MLB Divisional Talk

This is the last podcast recorded under the old Talkin' with Tewks Live banner. Thursday's movie dissection podcast will be without the theme music and host nicknames.

In this recording, CSzem and I discuss the AL and NL divisional series and also touch on the following:

- Matt Moore
- Cliff Lee
- CC Sabathia's fashion choices
- Verlander's prowess
- Halladay's magic
- The Brewers' brand of misfits
- Nyjer Morgan's eclectic career
- Prognostications
- Much more

Talkin' with Tewks Live - MLB Divisional Talk