Posts Tagged ‘sports’

The Session – podcast 8/12/14

August 12, 2014 Leave a comment

We have a lot of ground to cover on the latest episode.

We offer up our thoughts on the life and career of the late Robin Williams and how he affected our lives.

We switch gears and talk some sports with the NFL, MLB, and MMA all offering up plenty of discussion.

Should Mitch’s favorite racer, Tony Stewart, be charged with a crime in last weekends horrible tragedy?

We are live Tuesday nights ‘mostly’ from 9-11pm.


Follow on iTunes, Facebook and Twitter: @mitchrogers @rexkelly @enterthesession



The Session ‘April Fool’

The Session, with its band of misfits, is ready to talk entertainment, sports, and MMA.

First we talk entertainment and movies with renowned movie critic TM Powell (@cw44couchpotato)… Marvel is his passion and we will discuss the latest blockbuster as Captain America opened this weekend.

Second Segment is mostly sports and is appropriately named ‘Not Necessarily Sports.’ March Madness is over and baseball has finally arrived.

We end the show with all things mixed martial arts. ‘Total Beat Down’ features world class fighter, Jon Wheaton (@wheatonmma). Counting down our arrival to UFC 172 and more!

We are live on Tuesday nights from 9-11pm.


Find us on Twitter:

Host – Mitch Rogers @mitchrogers18

Host – Robert Ragan @rexkelly

Producer – Noodle @40lash


The Session podcast 1/28/2014

January 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Plenty of happenings in the world of The Session this week with Mitch and Rob. First it’s Super Bowl week, which is totally depressing because it signals the end of football. We have what we consider a full deck with TM Powell providing his entertainment expertise and Jon Wheaton doing the same with mixed martial arts. When you add our producer, Noodle, you can do no wrong… right?

Entertainment to MMA we have all the bases covered.

Call in and be part of the show at 347.838.8764

Follow our show on Twitter @enterthesession, @mitchrogers18 and @rexkelly

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The Session “Beat Down”

October 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Join us this week as we will be breaking down the latest in entertainment with a review of the box office and television.

We also preview the World Series and talk some NFL.

We round out the show doing our “Total Beat Down” segment featuring the recap of UFC 166 and more.

Congrats to our MMA Expert, Jon Wheaton, on his silver medal finish at the ‘Miami International Jiu Jitsu Open’!!!

We are live every Tuesday from 9-11pm. You can call in at 347.838.8764. Click here to listen live or to the replay.


The Session “Grand Royal”

Can somebody say the NFL is back! Well sort of.. three teams started training camp. But that gives us all the reason to talk some NFL football. We will mix in other sports as well for the Not Necessarily Sports Segment.

For Enter the Session we bring TM Powell on to review The Wolverine and more…

Total Beat Down features Jon Wheaton as we catch up on all things MMA.

We are live every Tuesday from 9-11pm. Give us a call at 347.838.8764. Click here to listen live or to the replay.

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The Session “Super Villian”

Join our show for the latest in entertainment and sports. We bring 3 segments for your listening pleasure with ‘Enter the Session,’ ‘Not Necessarily Sports’, and ‘Total Beat Down.’ Mitch and Rob tackle the issues with the help of their superfriends TM Powell, Jon Wheaton, and Noodle. The show is live every Tuesday from 9-11pm. Give us a call at 347.838.8764. Click here to listen live or to the replay.

The Session “Redtails”

April 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Listen to the latest show as we break down the latest in entertainment, sports and MMA. We bring a unique blend of personalities to help the cause. Listen live from 9-11pm every Tuesday and call in at 347.838.8764. Click here to listen live or to the replay.


The Session “April Fool”

April 2, 2013 1 comment

We are back in full force after our spring break vacations from the show. Plenty to discuss as movies are finally getting more enticing, baseball is back, March Madness is taking over, and MMA is heating up. Give us a call at 347.838.8764. Click here to listen live or to the replay.


The Session “Malfunction”

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

It’s a busy week in our world as we bring you our thoughts on the Academy Awards, UFC’s first women’s bout, NFL Combine, and much more. Check out our fanpage on Facebook and follow us on twitter. Give us a call at 347.838.8764 to be part of the show. Click here to listen live or to the replay.

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“I Still Care,” says Mitch Rogers

January 25, 2013 Leave a comment

It seems to be a monthly occurrence that we hear the latest performance enhancing drug (PED) abuse story. The ongoing saga in sports continues with Lance Armstrong’s admission to doping after being stripped of all seven Tour de France titles. We also witnessed the Baseball Hall of Fame snub the likes of Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, and Sammy Sosa who are all allegedly key participants in the “Steroid Era” that forever will plague Major League Baseball.

While these stories are making national headlines and are covered by every major news outlet, sports or otherwise, the public seemingly has a “laissez-faire” attitude towards the subject of PED’s. This is in stark contrast to the perception we had over five years ago when we labeled them as cheaters and liars. This was best described when the great sports historian Frank Deford compared Olympic cheaters to terrorists in the late ‘80’s.

Looking back to my childhood I remember the first instance steroid abuse was introduced to my world of Transformers and G.I. Joes. The year was 1988 and was the first Olympic Games this 10 year old would remember. The headlining story going into the summer games in Seoul, Korea was Carl Lewis defending his gold medals and record breaking performances at the 1984 games in Los Angeles. The most popular and most important event to Lewis and the nation was the 100m race. I remember watching this race only to view a stunning upset by Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson over Lewis. As we know this result was as fake as the Canadian version of bacon. (It’s just ham!!!) Johnson tested positive for anabolic steroids and introduced us to the words Stanozolol and Winstrol.

The public sentiment mirrored that of the national media as we labeled all athletes that abuse steroids to be cheaters and liars, done deal.

Or so we thought…


What happens when the cheater isn’t a Canadian?

What if Florence Griffith Joyner tested positive at the same games where there was wide speculation she cheated?

Better yet; what happens when these abuses are rampant in the sports we see daily, not every four years?

In a sense Johnson ‘let the cat out of the bag’ as we saw a correlation to all major sports, especially college and pro football. Brian Bosworth became the poster-boy for anabolic steroids abuse as he was suspended in college and the NFL during his career. I still hold hopes that Bo Jackson ran up that center-field wall in Kansas City clean as a whistle.

What we saw when the NFL players started to be scrutinized is the first push back from the public and media that maybe steroids aren’t so bad when taken by grown men who are portraying gladiators on the field.

A few years later we were unknowingly witnessing the “Steroid Era” of baseball as we saw the likes of Brady Anderson eclipse the 50 homerun mark and Barry Bonds’ head swell up like a hot-air balloon. We saw the public grow furious as the national pastime was being corrupted from the minors to the majors. The outcry from the nation was unanimous as Congress became involved to stem this corruption from affecting the youth of our country.

big-head-barry-bonds-clear  Since then we have been inundated with countless confessions, positive tests, various “reports”, congressional mandates, etc… We have developed a punch drunk philosophy to these stories and they don’t resonate like before. We are losing our sensitivity to the severity of this epidemic in sports.

In a recent poll done by the Washington Post 47% responded to a poll asking if the use of PED’s bothers you by professional athletes with ‘Not much/ not at all.’

Half the nation doesn’t care if our athletes, who some kids idolize, are sticking syringes in their asses and blood doping!?

This is shown by the reaction to the Lance Armstrong confession with most being concerned with every other aspect of the story except for the PED usage. Don’t get me wrong the Livestrong angle and the fact he destroyed people’s lives are the major story lines, but, we can’t gloss over the admitted doping charges because we are sick of the story.

It is vital that we still care about our athletes cheating to gain an advantage. It cannot be lost on our children that working hard is the ONLY way to get ahead in life. It is irresponsible to brush this off with the “everybody’s doing it” argument that we have seen rise in the baseball community in regards to the “Steroids Era.”

My worry is we are raising the next generation to believe that cheating is acceptable and necessary to compete on the highest levels, and not just in sports.