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Former Ohio State linebacker and Fox NFL analyst Chris Spielman and veteran Ohio media personality Bruce Hooley have taken their successful radio partnership to their own podcast, where they discuss all things Ohio State, NFL and professional and college sports, while also freely incorporating their Christian faith into meaningful, encouraging conversations about their lives as husbands and fathers and men striving to live by Biblical truth.

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Former Ohio State linebacker and Fox NFL analyst Chris Spielman and veteran Ohio media personality Bruce Hooley have taken their successful radio partnership to their own podcast, where they discuss all things Ohio State, NFL and professional and college sports, while also freely incorporating their Christian faith into meaningful, encouraging conversations about their lives as husbands and fathers and men striving to live by Biblical truth.

    S1E90 - OSU hoops hits .500; Tomlin takes on Garrett Tomlin; Tucker's awkward exit; A critical review; Beilein's future; Comfort others and respond to the truth

    S1E90 - OSU hoops hits .500; Tomlin takes on Garrett Tomlin; Tucker's awkward exit; A critical review; Beilein's future; Comfort others and respond to the truth

    The latest edition of the Spielman and Hooley podcast includes discussion about OSU hoops and its win over Purdue on Saturday that gets the Buckeyes to .500 in the Big Ten, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin coming out strong against Myles Garrett's charges against Pittsburgh QB Mason Rudolph, John Beilein's likely departure as Cavaliers' head coach, Mel Tucker's awkward exit from Colorado, a critical review, Chris' discovering something he didn't know about Bruce's athletic career and a conversation about offering comfort to others in difficult circumstances and focusing on what you know to be true in those moments.


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    Today:


    Kyle Young does his alma mater, Massillon Jackson, proud by scoring a career-high 16 in OSU's win over Purdue on Saturday.


    The Buckeyes play at Iowa on Thursday, which means anything is possible in the wacky world of Fran McCaffrey.


    Mike Tomlin is not having any of Myles Garrett's insistence that Mason Rudolph used a racial slur in the game where Garrett swung his helmet and hit Rudolph, resulting in Garrett's suspension for the remainder of the season.


    What's really curious about this Garrett matter is the timing, on all sorts of levels.


    A reviewer is critical of Bruce for contending that the Baker Mayfield Snapchat story is worth discussion.


    This sparks a revisiting of Bruce's exit from 97.1 The Fan and whether he'd do the same thing again if ordered by management not to discuss something deemed too controversial for the station's bottom line.


    Mel Tucker is taking heavy criticism from Colorado boosters he met with the night he accepted the Michigan State job and professed his loyalty to the Buffalos.


    Is there ever a right way or a wrong way for a coach to interview for a job and not say something that will haunt him if he takes that job?


    John Beilein looks like he might be out in Cleveland after half a season.


    Why didn't it work?


    At age 68, would Beilein be a good hire for a top college job?


    Spiels revisits his trip to Bruce's high school Hall of Fame ceremony and learns something he didn't know.


    Comfort is a precious gift you can give if you have received it, but don't forget to search for a needy recipient you might overlook.


    In times of struggle, focus on the things you know to be true instead of what you feel or are tempted to feel.


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    S1E89 - Ex-OSU assistants get whacked; Wint/Riep gone...forever?; Myles Garrett...stop!; You must receive grace to give it

    S1E89 - Ex-OSU assistants get whacked; Wint/Riep gone...forever?; Myles Garrett...stop!; You must receive grace to give it

    The latest edition of the Spielman and Hooley podcast includes discussion about Mel Tucker's firing of some ex-OSU assistants who've been at Michigan State with Mark Dantonio, Amir Riep's and Jahsen Wint's dismissal from the Ohio State football team and whether it's irrevocable, the radio silence on Baker Mayfield's rumored exploits, Myles Garrett doing something really dumb in the wake of his reinstatement, OSU hoops winning close after winning big against Rutgers and a priest who gave Chris some enlightening advice.


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    Today:


    Mel Tucker drops the axe on some familiar names to Ohio State fans as he remakes his coaching staff.


    Michigan State and OSU are in the same conference, but not in the same league


    You'll be shocked by what Spartan assistant coaches made compared to Ohio State assists.


    This is not the ideal time to be looking for a job as an assistant football coach.


    Jahsen Wint and Amir Riep are dismissed from the Ohio State football team.


    Ryan Day acts decisively, but does that mean his decision is permanent? What are the circumstances that could open a door for the players' return to the roster.


    The expectations for seniors go beyond the expectations of younger players.


    This case leaves to wiggle room for tolerance if the charges are substantiated.


    Cleveland radio is not talking about Baker Mayfield's off-field decisions detailed earlier this week.


    There is an argument, and we think it's a good one, for why the topic is fair to pursue.


    The Houston Astros and Cleveland Browns demonstrate again how inept professional teams (and colleges) are when it comes to crisis management.


    Myles Garrett gets reinstated and then does something really unwise given what he should be focused on.


    There is no defense for this from the Browns perspective.


    Facemasks are bolted on, which leads to a true story that tops any when it comes to feats of strength,


    OSU hoops gets a win over Rutgers that Chris Holtmann won't question.


    The Buckeyes play Purdue on Saturday.


    Getting to hang out with cool people is just a foreshadowing of what can be ahead of you.


    Spiels gets enlightened by a priest's sage observation.


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    S1E88 - MSU picks Mel Tucker; OSU players charged with felonies; Baker Mayfield's bad judgment; Brokenness and the way back

    S1E88 - MSU picks Mel Tucker; OSU players charged with felonies; Baker Mayfield's bad judgment; Brokenness and the way back

    The latest edition of the Spielman and Hooley podcast includes discussion about Mel Tucker's hiring at Michigan State, the arrest of OSU players Jahsen Wint and Amir Riep on rape and kidnapping charges, Baker Mayfield doing for the Cheesecake Factor what Tiger Woods did for Perkins Pancakes and a discussion on brokenness and how to rebound from it.


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    Today:
    Michigan State digs into its 401K or university endowment and doubles Mel Tucker's salary to lure him from Colorado to East Lansing.


    The Spartans pulled this search out of the fire by getting a former OSU defensive coordinator after getting rejected by a former OSU defensive coordinator to replace a former OSU defensive coordinator.


    Tucker is a very good recruiter, and could make hay in Ohio now that Ryan Day is recruiting nationally and Jim Harbaugh is doing whatever Jim Harbaugh is doing.


    A Twitter apology is not a real apology and a Twitter no is apparently not a real no.


    OSU defensive backs Jahsen Wint and Amir Riep are in the Franklin County Jail on rape and kidnapping charges


    This is the first defining challenge of Ryan Day as Ohio State's head coach


    How should Day respond to this in the short term and the long term.


    Ohio State might make Day's decision easy


    This is not a matter OSU will take lightly, given recent events


    The hits just keep on, uh, happening, for Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns


    A young woman makes scandalous allegations about Mayfield that speak to the maturity and judgment issues that have occurred before
    The Browns must take not only these allegagtions seriously, but must project forward to how bad this could be. Think Tiger Woods and go from there.


    The smart thing for Cleveland is to have a very viable alternative in place at quarterback in case you need it in the fall.


    Teddy Bridgewater is a possible solution, given his history with Kevin Stefanski.


    Speaking of Kevin Stefanski, welcome to Cleveland, sir.


    The reports from OSU and Cleveland make this a good time to talk about brokenness and how to respond to it


    There's a difference between sorrow and repentence.


    Spiels shares some scriptural wisdom


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    • 53 min
    S1E87 - Luke Fickell drama grips Michigan State; Buckeyes face-plant at Wisconsin; A lesson in patience/humility

    S1E87 - Luke Fickell drama grips Michigan State; Buckeyes face-plant at Wisconsin; A lesson in patience/humility

    The latest edition of the Spielman and Hooley podcast includes analysis of what appears Luke Fickell's imminent hiring at Michigan State, Ohio State's basketball loss at Wisconsin and Spiels' struggles with patience among the blue-hairs on his trip to Florida.


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    Today:


    Reports are everywhere that Luke Fickell interviewed with Michigan State and is about to take the Spartants head coaching job.


    Is this a good move for Luke? What is the downside, if any, to him taking over for Mark Dantonio?


    How will this effect Luke's legacy at Cincinnati, where he's won 11 games each of the past two seasons.


    Is Marcus Freeman likely to be named the Bearcats' next head coach?


    Evan Prater, Ohio's Mr. Football, signed with Fickell at UC. Is he the Spartans' QB of the future? Does Cincinnati have to let him walk, if he wants to transfer?


    What's the ceiling for MSU in a division where Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan exist?


    Is this worse news for Jim Harbaugh or James Franklin?


    Could Fickell's hiring cost Ohio State Kerry Coombs?


    If Ryan Day leaves for NFL in 5-10 years and Fickell is winning at MSU, would OSU try to hire him or would its pride and lack of such moves in Big Ten preclude that from happening?


    Basketball Buckeyes showed toughness in win at Michigan. Where did that go at Wisconsin on Sunday?


    Hard to win when Kaleb Wesson and Duane Washington struggle.


    D.J. Carton's absence will continue to limit what Ohio State can be.


    Two home games this week give OSU a chance to get to .500 in the league, or a chance to fall four games under.


    Spiels is back from a mini-vacation in Florida, but Morty Sienfeld and his pals at Del Boca Vista tormented him the hotel gym.


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    • 55 min
    S1E86 - Buckeyes vs. Bucky; Impressions of OSU FB recruits; Does Burrow wanna be a Bengal; Luke, don't go to MSU; Happy anniversary, 105.7 The Zone

    S1E86 - Buckeyes vs. Bucky; Impressions of OSU FB recruits; Does Burrow wanna be a Bengal; Luke, don't go to MSU; Happy anniversary, 105.7 The Zone

    The latest edition of the Spielman and Hooley podcast includes analysis of the Buckeyes' game Sunday at Wisconsin, impressions of National Signing Day and the newest OSU freshmen football players, the NBA Trade Deadline results in three Buckeyes getting moved, Joe Burrow's hidden -- or not -- messages to the Bengals, Luke Fickell's decision on Michigan State and the folding of 105.7 The Zone one year ago today.


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    Today:
    OSU has a chance to get to .500 with a win Sunday at Wisconsin.
    The Kohl Center ranks among the three toughest road environments in the Big Ten.
    Wisconsin has had a week full of dysfunction. It's almost Browns-like in its randomness.
    National Signing Day on Wednesday used to be a big deal. Now, it's like Thanksgiving has become in era.
    Which of the newest Buckeyes on campus were the most impressive to speak with?
    Was their one player who really stood out?
    Corey Dennis opens the window into something he's well aware of, then shuts down the conversation.
    Kerry Coombs is Mr. Energy, and he is a better coach now than before.
    That's saying something, because Coombs was lights out in developing DBs.
    Why does he think two years in the NFL made him better?
    NBA Trade Deadline deals involve three Buckeyes.
    It's weird how the greatest OSU players of the last 30 years have similar NBA resumes.
    Joe Burrow is giving the national media enough to run with in their doubt-the-Bengals narrative.
    Is Cincinnati where great quarterback prospects go to die?
    Michigan State is looking for Mark Dantonio's successor.
    If Dantonio cared about MSU's program, he would have resigned way before he actually did.
    If Michigan State's AD knew his stuff, Sparty wouldn't be in this position.
    Three reasons why Luke Fickell shouldn't take the MSU job now.
    An emailer weighs in on the Super Bowl halftime show, from a woman's perspective.
    Brock beat Spiels to the punch on the 6,000-mile challenge, and his success is instructive.
    What does it take to make major changes in your life?
    Wisdom is not elusive, if you're honest with yourself.


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    • 50 min
    S1E85 - Wesson lifts OSU; Dantonio exits; Is Fickell next at MSU?; Humble Baker; Reviews, emails roast Hooley

    S1E85 - Wesson lifts OSU; Dantonio exits; Is Fickell next at MSU?; Humble Baker; Reviews, emails roast Hooley

    The latest edition of the Spielman and Hooley podcast includes analysis of the Buckeyes' 61-58 win at Michigan, Mark Dantonio's resignation at Michigan State, whether Luke Fickell will succeed him, Baker Mayfield's Super Bowl interview with Rex Ryan and a host of reviews and emails not happy about Bruce's opinion on the Super Bowl halftime show.


    Thanks for listening to our content.


    Total listens since we began would more than fill Ohio Stadium. That's pretty cool, and very humbling. Very nice of you to make time for us.


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    Today:


    OSU wins at Michigan to get closer to .500 in the Big Ten


    Kaleb Wesson's performance might have been the best of his career


    Duane Washington came through in a supporting role


    Kyle Young's free throws were huge


    Merry National Signing Day, Part II


    The Buckeyes have already opened and started to play with their Christmas presents


    Master Teague...can he be J.K. Dobbins


    At what position are freshmen most likely to make an impact for the Buckeyes in the fall


    Brian Hartline is due a raise


    Mark Dantonio resigns at Michigan State


    The job just became too big for Dino in the past few years


    Michigan State's aspirations in the Big Ten East


    Should MSU see itself as the little engine that could in comparison to Michigan and Penn State


    Dantonio likely cost Urban Meyer one, if not two, national championships


    Candidates to succeed Dantonio include Luke Fickell and Pat Narduzzi


    Is Narduzzi or Fickell the better choice


    Should Luke take the job


    If he's going to take it, what sort of insurance against the future should he demand


    Mike Tressel steps in as MSU's interim. Could he get the job on a short- or long-term basis


    Baker Mayfield talks to Rex Ryan at the Super Bowl


    Is there hope that Baker will change given what he said about his 2019 season


    The usefulness of a chip-on-the-shoulder mentality


    Bruce's Super Bowl halftime show opinion on Monday sparked some reviews and emails


    There's a way to have conversations with people who do no agree with you.


    Long-awaited, and long-overdue growth in Bruce


    Chris shares about action, and how it applies to your faith.


    Spiels will be out on Friday, so it's a great time to email the show with questions about any topice and get them answered. If they involve Chris, we will save them for Monday's show and tackle them then. Friday's show will include audio from National Signing Day, a host of new Buckeyes are already enrolled, and you'll also get to hear from new coaches Kerry Coombs and Corey Dennis.


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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

Studdabubba ,

Great show!!!

Tremendous podcast! Great insight in sports followed by thoughtful inspirational commentary on faith. Keep up the outstanding work brothers.

Beegerson ,

Normally rate shows a 5...

But Bruce holding himself up as some sort of beacon of sports talk integrity (“would be fired if I was in Cleveland now!”) is a little ridiculous. Because you would talk about salacious gossip and others aren’t right now? Cmon. I don’t disagree that mayfield needs to grow up. But your self aggrandizing is just a bit much. Your basically attacking others integrity

Hohnson ,

Awful

I just listened to Bruce Hooley discuss the Super Bowl halftime show. His main reason for disliking it was that it was Latino themed. He said football was American. Why can’t the halftime show be American. Translation: “America is for old white men like me. Get this un-American Latino stuff of my TV”

What a joke. Latino people are American, too. Bruce, at your next Bible study maybe look up the Good Samaritan story.

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