Cheap Seats Episode 87: The #AskTheCheapSeats Special. And a bombshell…

Ryan O’Connell and I are toying with unlucky numbers in Episode 87 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

Do events in Canberra last night put Mike Hussey's PMs XI Captaincy in question? Will Brad Haddin mount a challenge to the leadership?

Do events in Canberra last night put Mike Hussey’s PMs XI Captaincy in question? Will Brad Haddin mount a challenge to the leadership?

With such a milestone episode upon us, the boys have again opened up the show to the listeners, answering #AskTheCheapSeats questions that came in thick and fast over the last ten days.

Topic were wide and ranging, and included – among others – Leadership spills, Wallabies playmaking, Sightseeing on the tour of Bangladesh, NFL, Roger Federer, Usman Khawaja, Elysse Perry, injury-prone bowlers, the Roosters whinging, generational change in the Australian cricket team, kids eating cat food, day/night Test cricket, NRC and ITM Cup teams playing each other, Sam Burgess, Aussies killing it in the US, the NBL and the NBA, and Robbie Farah.

And there’s a bombshell about the podcast itself, which we won’t spoil, but will just say thanks.

As always, you can get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod, on Soundcloud, iTunes, and the TuneIn radio app. And stay cheap!

Cheap Seats Episode 86: Yes, we forgot Hayne

Ryan O’Connell and I are rapidly losing control of our schedules in Episode 86 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

The biggest #AskTheCheapSeats in yonks takes up more than half the show, with topics including Robbie Farah, Bart Cummings, the shoulder charge, NRC marketing, and Nick Kyrgios.

Even as a still shot, this Shane Watson dismissal is still funny...

Even as a still shot, this Shane Watson dismissal is still funny…

Plus, we tackle last week’s layover question of ranking the top 5 batsmen in the Test cricket history, and attempt to explain how the bloody hell we managed to forget about discussing Jarryd Hayne’s NFL tilt in Ep85. Idiots.

After all that, there’s also just enough time to ponder Who’s This Week’s NRL Premiership Favourite, why AFL runaway leaders Fremantle resting players is much ado about nothing, label a Wallabies selection cynical and laugh at Shane Watson. Plus the weekly wrap up of the Cheap Seats Tipping League, which you can join now for the Rugby World Cup.

Get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod, on Soundcloud, iTunes, and the TuneIn radio app, and get your questions in the Ask The Cheap Seats Episode 87 special using the tag #AskTheCheapSeats. And stay cheap!

Cheap Seats Episode 71: Ark-building weather

Ryan O’Connell and I have donned the wet-weather gear in a wet and windy Episode 71 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

Another #AskTheCheapSeats included a great follow-up on last week’s Sheedy/Barassi question, while also tackling curly questions around Jarryd Hayne, the NBA finals, ARU contracts, NSW State of Origin halves, the podcast’s A-League coverage and pelicans.

To the rugby, and it was a much better weekend for the Australian sides – well, most of them – with the Waratahs, Rebels, and Reds all posting wins to varying degree of dominance. And the Hurricanes’ unbeaten run has come to an end, which probably won’t be a bad thing. The current worrying state of the Brumbies is also discussed, as is the horrible news of Aaron Cruden’s knee injury.

Ablett re-signs with the Gold Coast: "This was the biggest build-up to the biggest non-story since the last biggest non-story". Image: ABC Grandstand

Ablett re-signs with the Gold Coast: “..the biggest build-up to the biggest non-story since the last biggest non-story”. Image: ABC Grandstand

It was properly ‘ark building weather’ for the Cronulla-Souths game, in some of the more remarkable scenes in recent years, while the whole June 30 thing just refuses to go away. There needs to be an investigation. A another edition of ‘Premiership favourite of the week’ throws up some surprising candidates.

In AFL, the biggest non-story since the last non-story is covered off, Hawthorn had a very ‘vanilla’ win, plus there’s a full wrap up of the Cheap Seats Tipping League, which you can still join.

Get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod and get your questions in for next week using the tag #AskTheCheapSeats. And stay cheap!

Cheap Seats Episode 64: In need of resurrection

Ryan O’Connell and I are recycling old jokes and trying new formats in Episode 64 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

#AskTheCheapSeats included tricky questions on Rugby World Cup bolters, Julian Savea’s singing, All Blacks-laden ‘B’ teams, Cheap Seats Tipping League geniuses, and Mark Nicholas.

We launch into a comprehensive wrap of the Cricket World Cup action – including my shameless name-dropping. Shane Watson has been dropped from the Australian side, New Zealand beat Australia in a thriller last Saturday, before Australian bounced back and put Afghanistan back in their place. Meanwhile, Kumar Sangakkara is still making centuries for fun.

HEAL! According to Ryan,  "Craig Bellamy has always been able to bring players back from death..."

HEAL! According to Ryan, “Craig Bellamy has always been able to bring players back from death…”

The NRL is all set to kick off, and we run the rule through the competition and name top fours, winners, wooden spooners, and everything in between. Oh, and Craig Bellamy may have healing powers. Super Rugby also gets a mention, as does Jarryd Hayne’s exciting NFL contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

The Cheap Seats Tipping League on footytips.com.au rolls on, with the NRL leg commencing this week – join now at http://www.footytips.com.au/comps/Cheap_Seats_Tipping_League.

Get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod and get your questions in for next week using the tag #AskTheCheapSeats. And stay cheap!