Sometimes there's no room on the pod for any more experts than the two currently employed by BmoreOpinionated. Jason & Jerry take care of looking at this weekend's game against the Bills and project how the Purple and Black's season will pan out. They didn't forget the O's as they hunt for October, so the guys discuss the roster and review how the team has been performing.
Former NFL & Terps star, Boomer Esiason, joins the show to talk about the NFL and the Terps football program, but we got so much more. He tells stories that not many have heard about his days at Maryland and his times in Baltimore. The guys dig more and more into football, and Jason may need weekly visits from his baseball shrink as he is caught in one of those "death spirals"
Former Orioles pitcher and current Orioles Radio Network color commentator, Ben McDonald, revisits his up close look at the Birds with the guys. The Orioles' number one pick in the 1988 draft is as close with the team as anyone when he's in Baltimore, even if he is spending most of his time helping repair the damage in his hometown of Baton Rouge. Before Jason and Jerry pick his brain, they cover the biggest topics surrounding the Purple and Black as the real dress rehearsal is this week.
With the Orioles making their final trip out west, the guys called up Fox Sports' MLB insider, Ken Rosenthal, who moonlights as Jason's baseball therapist and realist. The diamond isn't the only focus as Jerry's desire to talk more in depth on the Ravens is quenched as preseason is upon us. There is no better place to get prepared for the newest edition of the purple and black kickoff than right here.
Not many people in the media know former Baltimore Raven, Ray Rice, like Jason and Jerry. Check out how he lays out what life is like for him now, how his career aspirations have changed dramatically, and what life really means to him going forward. The guys have a little fun with him amidst the serious tone of the interview in a way that only Coleman can achieve. All the essentials of every episode are there too, so don't fret, J & J didn't forget that there is plenty going on in Baltimore sports too.
The second half of summer heats up for Baltimore sports, so Jason & Jerry jump on the pressing topics facing the birds as the trade deadline creeps closer. Ravens players reported for training camp, and the guys to take a much closer look at them. Time to start getting an inside look.
Mr. Tony Kornheiser, left his radio days behind, and is warming up for life as a podcaster, so why not get up to speed with the guys! Tony goes in depth on the transition, and ensures the "Littles" that they'll still get the best of his show. J & J have fun catching up with him as they recall days spent at the Post, touch on PTI's origins, and go way back to some days spent in Baltimore.
Most of the O's are taking a few days off for the midsummer classic, so the guys thought to give the all star guests a break too. Jason & Jerry recap the O's first half, and revisit their preseason predictions. A little touch of Ravens news and some hilarious stories wrap it all up.
A special holiday edition of BmoreOpinionated! The O's have been out on the west coast with Independence Day approaching, so who better to talk some O's than the leader of the team, Buck Showalter. The manager is more candid in this interview than you'll ever hear him during a presser, and it covers some of the hottest topics heading into the Break.
The day that someone would grace the pod with all of the greatest Coleman secrets was inevitable. Kenny Albert, the voice of BmoreOpinionated and a few other lesser known ventures, spills some dirt on Jerry. The guys also get him to share stories on his days in Baltimore as a play by play announcer, most notably with the Skipjacks. Jason wouldn't let his trip to the beach stop him from catching this episode.
Coleman survived his trip to the Holy Land, and couldn't wait to get bashed by the next athlete on the guest list, Cal Ripken Jr. The guys' relationship with the Ironman spans two decades, and it's a blast hearing them rehash some stories and talk about the future of Ripken Baseball.
What happens in Tel Aviv stays in Tel Aviv, except for the pictures Jerry keeps sharing with the world. This is the first episode featuring a guest as a host, and Jason welcomed Josh Charles for a second time around. Josh bleeds orange, purple, and black so he seemed right at home in the expanded role. He may have even brought more heat than Jason did.
BmoreOpinionated is a global operation, so Jerry took off for Israel to spread the word, and take advantage of the system, of course. That didn't stop Adam Jones from wanting to join the guys again to have some fun. Another special guest makes his debut, and it certainly won't be the last we hear from him.
With Memorial Day in the books, and Coleman's permission to check the standings, the guys rant about the O's up and down road trip. Jerry spent some time at the castle during OTAs, so they had to call up former Raven and good friend, Bart Scott. He holds nothing back, even on Ray Lewis. Can't Wait!
BmoreOpinionated karma keeps rolling! The guys review Jerry's debauchery at Pimlico and Exaggerator's win. With the O's on the road, the guys wanted to talk #PAYTHE MANNY! They called up sports attorney Jay Reisinger, who handled Manny's last arbitration case, to get an inside look at how a deal could... or could not be inked.
Preakness week is here, and Jerry is enjoying the greatest week of his year. Jason ribs him over... just being Jerry, and everyone can learn how to survive one week without paying for food. The O's and Ravens are covered, of course, but the guys really dig into Preakness with turf writer, Andrew Beyer, and Hall of Fame jockey, Kent Desormeaux.
Thanks for coming back for part two of our interview with John Angelos! The conversation focuses more on the Orioles and the state of the MLB. There are only so many people that can provide the perspective that John does with Jason & Jerry.
The first ever BmoreOpinionated road trip ended up at the O's Warehouse to meet with John Angelos. John spoke out passionately at the time of the unrest in Baltimore a year ago, the guys wanted to pay respect to our city, so who better to reflect with. Plus, how much closer to the heart of the ball club can you get? Hear John share his in depth opinions on Bmore, national social issues, and the O's future. Part one of two, as the interview is so extensive that we couldn't make it fit just one. Look out for part two on 5/13/16.
J & J do an exclusive interview with Ravens Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta. They go over what he thought of the draft results, the Ravens' strategies, and why he sticks around in Bmore. Plus, the guys talk some O's and get into a name that tune battle.
Baltimore native, Gilman alum, and National Champ Cyrus Jones talks about his love for the game and his home town. Playing for the Ravens would be a dream come true for him, and he shares that plus much more. Jason and Jerry hash it out over the O's strengths and issues. JLC dishes out the latest on the Ravens right before the draft too.
Jason wouldn't miss a show regardless of his location, so he makes fun of Jerry from New York. JLC brings the inside scoop on the Ravens draft, and the guys talk some O's. The red hot Orioles' rookie, Joey Rickard, joins the show for a look at the beginning of his career.
Jason and Jerry discuss the Orioles' torrid start, mock Coleman's Baltimore geography and are joined by former Oriole Joe Orsulak!
J & J preview the O's season and things get adversarial when they don't see eye to eye. Ken Rosenthal joins the guys to give his take, reminisce about his days in Baltimore, and put some rumors to bed.
Orioles star Adam Jones laughs with the guys about spring training, the pitfalls of social media, what he loves about Baltimore and his relationship with Jerry.
NFL Insider Jason La Canfora and sports broadcaster Jerry Coleman share what it's like to cover major sports, and live like real Baltimorons. Josh Charles joins the guys to give love to the hometown they all share, and give his take on his beloved O's. Plus, how he handles life as a new dad trying to balance his acting career and raising a little Bmore sports fan.