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A podcast for those who like politicking, fishing, golfing, eating and boozing. And, generally, just talking.

The Mike McFeely Mess Forum Communications Co.

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    • 3.9 • 32 Ratings

A podcast for those who like politicking, fishing, golfing, eating and boozing. And, generally, just talking.

    The McFeely Mess: Breaking down Bison football recruiting

    The McFeely Mess: Breaking down Bison football recruiting

    Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host Mike McFeely to look at North Dakota State's football recruiting class of 2023. The Bison have commitments from 16 high school players so far, and expect to add a handful more before the end of July.
    Peterson has interviewed and written about many of the recruits, including a western New York quarterback and a potential defensive back nicknamed "Pickett-tron."

    • 34 min
    The McFeely Mess: Bismarck lawyer, struck by rare disease, tells her tale of terror and recovery

    The McFeely Mess: Bismarck lawyer, struck by rare disease, tells her tale of terror and recovery

    Bismarck's Jackie Stebbins was a successful young attorney with a family, driven to succeed in North Dakota's capital city. It all changed when she was struck by a rare disease, autoimmune encephalitis, that caused anxiety, depression, shakes, seizures and eventually amnesia. She joins podcast host Mike McFeely to talk about her experience, her recovery and writing a book titled "Unwillable" to tell her story.

    • 37 min
    The McFeely Mess: Bison will face re-tooled Arizona program this fall

    The McFeely Mess: Bison will face re-tooled Arizona program this fall

    University of Arizona sports reporter Michael Lev joins podcast host Mike McFeely of The Forum to discuss how the Wildcats, 1-11 in 2021, have re-tooled with a top recruiting class and transfers. What once looked like a prime opportunity for North Dakota State's football team to pick up a win over an FBS team has taken on a different vibe.

    • 24 min
    The McFeely Mess: From 25,000 feet, a look ahead at Bison football next season

    The McFeely Mess: From 25,000 feet, a look ahead at Bison football next season

    WDAY-TV's Dom Izzo and The Forum's Jeff Kolpack join podcast host Mike McFeely on the flight back to Fargo from Frisco, Texas, to take a quick look back at NDSU's 38-10 victory over Montana State in the FCS championship game and to look ahead to 2022.
    Next season's Bison team has many pieces in place to be a championship contender again, but has a few questions it needs to answer.
    The podcast was recorded in The Forum's company plane at 25,000 feet, so the audio quality is not perfect. But the content is on fire.

    • 24 min
    The McFeely Mess: Breaking down the Bobcats

    The McFeely Mess: Breaking down the Bobcats

    Bozeman Chronicle sportswriter Colton Pool joins podcast host Mike McFeely to break down the Montana State Bobcats one day before they take on North Dakota State  in the Football Championship Subdivision title game in Frisco, Texas.
    Pool believes the Bobcats have what it takes to beat the Bison for the championship, leaning on their defense and freshman quarterback Tommy Mellott.

    • 23 min
    The McFeely Mess: What's the future of FCS? Sam Herder offers his thoughts

    The McFeely Mess: What's the future of FCS? Sam Herder offers his thoughts

    HERO Sports FCS analyst Sam Herder joins podcast host Mike McFeely in Frisco, Texas, to talk about the future of the Division I subdivision.
    With programs like James Madison, Sam Houston and Jacksonville State moving to FBS, is FCS going to be North Dakota State and perhaps three other schools playing in the semifinals every year?
    Sam and Mike disagree on what the FCS might look like in 10 years.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Fassett12 ,

NDSU coverage is great- everything else should frighten you

I believe that Mcfeely is among the most level headed NDSU football talking heads. Interesting reads and thoughtful insights regarding football.

Regarding ANYTHING else…. Run. Run away fast. To be an interesting cultural commentator, you have to be able to call balls and strikes fairly. It’s the hallmark of intellectual and honest journalism. McFeely is the living breathing antithesis of honest journalism. As dishonest as the day is long, and the political gaslighting is breathtaking.

Taking his political playbook straight from big brother in 1984, mcfeely gaslights his readers and listeners into believing 2+2=5. Once you have been brainwashed sufficiently, McFeely whispers “ 2+2 doesn’t equal 5, it’s whatever the democrat party says it is”.

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