On this episode of Bring In The Backups, I talk about Hawaii like I've never been on a vacation before. I go sans guest on this bad boy and focus on a Hawaii Rainbow Warriors legend with a Timmy Chang deep dive.
I shout out the Aloha Comedy Festival and talk about Best Of The Fest, Jurassic Park, Hawaiian luau's, Timmy Chang kinda looking like a deer, the Hamilton Tiger Cats, John Navarre, St. Louis High School quarterbacks, thick bodied men, tropical environments, Hawaii's old uniforms and more.
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The Rams won the Super Bowl. On this history making episode of Bring In The Backups, I conduct interviews with Rams fan and comedian/writer Rob Stern (Adventure Beast) and writer/musician Andrew Paulsen (American Horror Story). I think it's also fair to say that "conduct interviews" is a stretch. I say the word "dude" pretty much every other sentence.
With Rob, we talk about the Rams, Cooper Kupp, play Whitney Houston or Scott Stapp, and answer some VM's from fans of the show. Andrew and I talk about the mood in Cincinnati after the loss, MAC football (I just can't help myself), the future of The Bengals and more. We also talk about his music.
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This episode of Bring In The Backups is all Blake Bortles. BB was thrown into a tough situation in Jacksonville, but a mere 4 years in, he had them at the doorstep. Blake Bortles also once torched TB12. He's also been replaced by Nick Foles...no shame there.
We cover Blake Bortles's UCF career, the Jags uniforms, The Good Place getting a little preachy, Covid tests, The Idaho Vandals arena, Sac State, opening for Bengt Washburn, Joe Burrow being cool, Jimmy G being hot, NFL OT vs. NCAA OT, small airplanes in fog, my friends on the Opening Kickoff Podcast, & more.
After that, I chat with Joe Schiappa about movies, comedy, working together in NYC, and his new podcast Pay or Request.
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What a fun show chatting about Frank Reich. He's one religious, German guy that Bill Polian once called the greatest backup quarterback in NFL history. Yeah, Nick Foles and Charlie Batch got something to say about that, but still, no one is arguing with the comeback. All time great, and don't forget those 7 starts with the Jets and the first TD pass in Panthers history.
Lucas Hazlett comes on the show and we talk about Fox News, friendship, Frank Reich's name, Frank Reich trivia, Nickelback, answer Bring In The Backups Voicemails, 80's football and basketball, NFL playoffs and more.
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Shout out to my friends Mandy, Matt, Gary & Liz. That's it. Fun episode, hope you enjoy!
This podcast featured The Cajun Cannon, Bobby Herbert, and an interview from actor/writer/director Brad Stoll.
We talk about a lot of stuff on this podcast. I bet you'll love all of it!
Caleb Hanie will get respect, or I'll quit this podcast tomorrow and move to Alaska. I'll give it a few weeks and let everyone make up their mind as to whether of not they respect Caleb Hanie. Till then, here's the episode description.
Erick talks about a Lions victory, a Cincinnati Bearcats CFP appearance, getting a booster shot, Army-Navy, Chanukah, Kate Gaffney's Service From Hell podcast, Caleb Hanie's college career, the 2010 NFC Championship, BJ Raji's touchdown and more.
Then Erick interviews Steven Lolli (The No Idea Zone podcast).
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Joey Harrington is a name that will ring our in glory on Oregon forever. Not so much in Detroit, and that's because the Lions front office and organization as a whole is insane. Luckily for Joey, and the world, Thanksgiving 2006 was Vengeance Day, and we got the deep dive here.
This pod is a solo episode that covers the college career of Joey Harrington, his Ted Talk, not crying and talking at the same time, the YouTube page with Backup Quarterback Highlights, how to pronounce Justin Herbert's name, Dre Bly being a bitch, gluten free pumpkin pie, how to plan Thanksgiving dinner, Detroit Lions coaches, Dan Campbell's looks, spending time in the hospital, and Joey Harrington's Miami Dolphins smacking down the Lions on Thanksgiving in 2006...the ultimate revenge game.
I also chat about my time in the Boston Comedy Festival and getting into SF Sketchfest. Support this podcast at ErickHellwig.com.
Dan Marino once said Jeff Blake had the best deep ball he'd ever seen. Too be fair, Dan Marino also said after his rookie year Super Bowl "I'll be back", so not everything he said was true, but he had a point with the Jeff Blake thing.
Jeff Blake lit the league in fire in 1995 with the Bengals, and was the the lone bright spot on a miserable team for years. He then traversed the league as primarily a back-up after that, leading to a 14 year career that included stops in New York, New Orleans, Arizona, Baltimore, Philly and Chicago. Dude goes down as one of the most under-rated QB's in NFL history, and my guest Colby Dant (Sports Gambling Podcast Network, The College Football Experience), a ECU grad just like JB, is the perfect guest to talk about him. We also talk about a bunch of other stuff.
This podcast also includes a deep dive on the movie Rudy with comedian Liz Galalis (The Joel McHale Show, When Nature Calls). She thinks Rudy sucks. She makes an argument I'm loathed to say...makes sense.
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After two long months of listening to other podcasts, wondering when Bring In The Backups would return, we're back! Tyler Thigpen headlines our season premier, and what better quarterback to kick off season 2 than a backup who never got a chance to play a second season, despite showing all the promise and grit of a young Josh Allen. That's right, I said it!
On this podcast episode, my talented friends Liz Galalis (The Joel McHale Show, When Nature Calls) & Alex Gettlin (Highly Unlikely) drop in for some comedy bits. I also debut brand new beats by my friend Lucas Hazlett (American Princess, Wrecked, 2 Broke Girls) and a new podcast theme song by southern rock band The Yahmi's.
We're talking Burbank Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Festival, doing stand-up with homeless people, starting a new job, Tyler Thigpen getting screwed by the Chiefs, getting ghosted by Gus Frerotte, Coastal Carolina getting good at football too soon, and Carrie Underwood's theme song for Sunday Night Football moving me to tears.
I think that's it. Support the show at ErickHellwig.com. Join my Bands In Town to catch my stand-up dates when I'm in town near you.
Season 2 of Bring In The Backups starts October 12th!
Craig Whelihan was drafted in 1995, played terribly in 1997, and then backed up Ryan Leaf in 1998. When the fans are clamoring for a guy who went 0-9 in his starts the previous year, you know you fucked up your draft.
In this episode of Bring In The Backups, I chat about ending season one of the show, what will come in season two, taking brakes, not quitting, Simone Biles, getting a new job, Jessie Ventura, and back to back Craig Whelihan comeback victories for the Chargers in 1998.
Then Brett Lorin (Too Tall Sports Podcast) joins the pod and we discuss being a minor league pitcher, hip surgery, Jimmy Johns, why The Rainforest Cafe sucks, not talking to your exes, the stadium for the Pensacola Blue Wahoo's, and more.
This is the season one finale. Season two is slated to start in early September. Stay tuned to the pod, make sure you stay subscribed, and enjoy the old episodes.
This episode of the show was brought to you by Ha Ha Hot Sauce.
Memories of a 1997 Bobby Hoying comeback win against Cincinnati are here to wake you from your doldrums. Strap in, it's a solo episode this time around, and it's about a shooting star that came and went to fast.
Bobby Hoying now goes by Bob Hoying, and 1998 has something to do with it. On this pod, in no particular order, I cover LA homelessness, interacting with my fans on social media, someone making up stuff on Bobby Hoying's wikipedia, Vince Papale, Mad Men not having real jobs, changing your name after failure, why Cruella sucks, name-dropping, Eagles fullback Kevin Turner, and resenting your own personal growth.
My friend Gary DeNoia drops in, so please follow him on Insta. I just did my friend Brad Stoll's podcast Only Farts; watch the interview here and follow his Tik Tok.
This episode of Bring In The Backups is brought to you by Essentials By Gabi.
Big day for old Bring In The Backups today as Gibran Hamdan (2003 NFL draft pick, 2006 NFL Europe MVP) joins the pod as our first ever professional quarterback on the show. Let's. Fucking. Go.
We talk Jim Zorn talking shit in Seattle, Gibran's stiffness playing basketball, retiring from the CFL, racism, Gibran's uniform redesigns, introducing relegation to American sports, and more.
Earlier in the podcast, I talk about dropping 12lbs and shout out The College Football Experience & my friends Colby Dant and Matt Cole. My buddy Meredith Hackman drops in for a pre-planned bit, and lastly, if you enjoy this episode, write to email@example.com and let Gibran know he kicked ass on my show.
This episode of Bring In The Backups is brought to you by Are You Shore: The Films of Pauly Shore.