Podcast Episode 36: Jason Cole helps us break down Super Bowl LIII

Welcome to Episode 36 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with site owner Jake McDonnell, editor Nolan McGraw, and author Ian Schultz.

There was a lot to cover on this week’s episode but we kicked things off with a preview of Super Bowl 53. Not only did we give our game picks but we also went through a handful of prop bets that are out there for you to put money on leading up to the big game (5:35).

After that we welcomed on Jason Cole, the Editor-in-Chief of FanSided.com, to give us his thoughts on the big game as well as a handful of other stories from around the NFL (26:30).

Last week we were anticipating a contract extension for John Harbaugh and in typical Charm City Bird Watch fashion, the news broke right after we released Episode 35. We gave some quick thoughts on that move as well as Eric DeCosta’s first press conference as the new GM of the Ravens (41:50).

The Maryland Terps had a rough weekend when they lost to Illinois but Mark Turgeon’s young team managed to rebound with a nice win over Northwestern Tuesday night. We broke down both games and evaluated the team’s strengths and weaknesses at this point in the season (54:00).

We haven’t had much of a reason to talk about the Orioles recently but with FanFest taking place this past weekend, we thought it would be a good time to discuss the O’s. FanFest is always a good time for those who attend but it is also a big day for the media as Mike Elias, Brandon Hyde, and a lot of players answered questions. We took a look at some of the things Hyde and Elias shared during their fan forum as well as what Chris Davis had to say about his historically bad 2018 season (1:02:40).

As usual we ended the show with the number segment. There were not a lot of players to highlight this week but those listening should have no trouble guessing the notable ones along with us (1:14:17).

You can find the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and now TuneIn. Please leave us a review on iTunes, we love to hear your feedback and may read it on a future episode. Thanks for listening.

Be sure to check out the Charm City Bird Watch store to buy some newly-released clothing, including T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, and hoodies. We also have coffee mugs and phone cases for both iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices.

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