USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-15: For ANZAC and 7th Anniversary Week: Week Ending 19 April 2015

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Good evening, everyone..

Apologies to everyone on a very short blog last weekend. Due to the passing of Jennifer’s grandfather a week ago (Thursday 9 April), we have been in full on funeral mode. As a matter of fact, it was 2 funerals in a matter of a few days. So, let’s get started on this very big week as we go from remembrance to celebration. Here’s what “ON TAP”:

  1. Anniversary Week

     

    This week is a special week in the USAFLWR. Next Sunday, we will be celebrating being on the air 7 years. We started on Justin.tv and got a full time following, then unto UStream and now on YouTube as we began 2015. Despite on all of the changes in the channel and also changing blogs from Blogger to WordPress, which now we are now on for the last 3.5 years, needless to say, we have done a lot. Here’s the stats to give you an perspective of how much it has changed:

     

    First show: 25 April 2008: 11 hits on Justin.tv

    Year 1: 25 April 2009: 95,952 hits: 35 shows

    Year 2: 25 April 2010: 199,260 hits: 60 shows

    Year 3: 25 April 2011: 306,800 hits: 91 shows

    Year 4: 25 April 2012: 625,500 hits: 144 shows (Record 51 shows and 318,700 hits in the year, including 1st full year @ Nationals)

    Year 5: 25 April 2013: 799,925 hits: 206 shows (Record 62 shows and 174,425 hits in the year, including 19 shows @ Austin)

    Year 6: 25 April 2014: 909,900 hits: 229 shows

     

    As we get to this coming weekend, we are just under 55,000 hits to hit 1 million hits…That may happen in the next few days to few weeks. This week’s shows will be our 244th show…so our big 250th show is right around the corner…which will be May 31st. This week’s show will be on at a special time of noon CDT.

     

  2. This Week in the USAFL

     

    This week is a big week in the USAFL as the Eastern Regional takes place @ Broward County Stadium in Fort Lauderdale plus 2 other games that are happening this weekend too. Here’s the times for all of the games: (ER=Eastern Regional/Fort Lauderdale, Tul=@ Tulsa, Full Game, Nas= @ Nashville, Full Game)

     

  • Noon: (Tul) Tulsa vs. Dallas
  • 1 pm: (ER) North Carolina vs. New York
  • 2 pm: (ER) Fort Lauderdale vs. Tampa Bay
  • 3 pm: (ER) Tampa Bay vs. North Carolina
  • 4 pm: (Nas) Nashville vs. Atlanta
  • 5 pm: (ER) Fort Lauderdale vs. North Carolina
  • 6 pm: (ER) Tampa Bay vs. New York
  • 7 pm: (ER) Fort Lauderdale vs. New York

All of the games in the Eastern Regional will count 2 points for the win, so if a team wins all 3 games can get a chance to be 1st in the USAFLWR standings as that would count for 6 points. The Tulsa and Nashville games are full games and will count 4 points. Here are the standings as they go into the weekend:

 

Men’s

W-L

PF

PA

Pct.

Pts.

  1. Austin Crows

2-0

96

20

480.00

4

  1. Golden Gate Roos

1-0

41

15

273.33

4

  1. Houston Lonestars

1-1

54

25

216.00

2

  1. Nashville Kangaroos

1-1

51

41

108.51

1

  1. Atlanta Kookaburras

1-1

41

51

92.16

1

  1. Sacramento Suns

0-1

15

41

36.58

0

  1. Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids

0-1

12

117

10.26

0

 

Women’s

W-L

PF

PA

Pct.

Pts.

  1. San Francisco Iron Maiden

1-0

22

16

137.50

4

  1. Sacramento Lady Suns

0-1

16

22

72.73

0

 

We will have all 8 games recapped in our USAFL Segment on Sunday.

  1. The Road To Austin Update

     

    I did the report on Monday, before the special Monday show:

     

    This past week has been a full week with the passing of Jennifer’s grandfather on Thursday as I have been extremely busy week in full scramble. Because of that, I broke the 10K step count 3 times this week (Wednesday 10,755, Saturday 16,151 (a new record on the new phone, 8.03 miles) and Sunday 11,063), which is a new record. Most times I usually do at most once a week breaking 10K steps.

     

    With that, I also broke 30 miles for the first time in a week, 30.56 miles. With that, here are the new stats:

     

    Weight: 263.4

    Distance this week: 30.56 mi. (New record: Old Record: 29.79 mi. on Valentines Week)

    Distance overall: 261.66 mi.

    Pace as of today: 255.70 mi.

    +/-: +5.96 mi. (Yes, that is a plus, ahead of pace for the first time)

    Distance to go: 653.34 mi.

    Days to go: 263

     

    On the map:

     

    As of yesterday, I finally crossed into Arkansas, right on schedule.

    I am now in the city of Crawfordsville, AR, 12 miles inside on Arkansas (I-40, MM 270, for those keeping along). I am now just 111 miles from the turn to I-440 in Little Rock.

     

    This week will be a full week once again as I will have another game week (Nashville vs. Atlanta, Saturday @ 4 pm). Expect to have another week nearing the 25 mile mark. Remember, everyone, the goal for each week is just under 18 miles. So, expect the lead to increase from the +6 today.

    ever in a week, 30.56 miles. Here’s the new stats of today:

  2. This Week’s Show
  3. Weight: 263.4

    Distance this week: 30.56 mi.
    (New Record, breaking the old record of 29.79 mi. on Valentines Week)
    Distance overall: 261.66 mi.
    Pace as of today: 255.70 mi.
    +/-: +5.96 mi. (Yes, that is a plus, ahead of pace for 1st time)
    Distance to go: 653.34 mi.
    Days to go: 263

    ever in a week, 30.56 miles. Here’s the new stats of today:

     

    This week, our show will be on at a special time of noon CDT as we celebrate the 7th anniversary of the show and will be on ANZAC week as well. So, get set….show Sunday @ noon!

     

     

    Weight: 263.4

    Distance this week: 30.56 mi.
    (New Record, breaking the old record of 29.79 mi. on Valentines Week)
    Distance overall: 261.66 mi.
    Pace as of today: 255.70 mi.
    +/-: +5.96 mi. (Yes, that is a plus, ahead of pace for 1st time)
    Distance to go: 653.34 mi.
    Days to go: 263

    On the map:

    As of yesterday, I finally crossed into Arkansas, right on schedule.
    I am now in the city of Crawfordsville, AR, 12 miles inside on Arkansas (I-40, MM 270, for those keeping along). I am now just 111 miles from the turn to I-440 in Little Rock.

    This week will be a full week once again as I will have another game week (Nashville vs. Atlanta, Saturday @ 4 pm). Expect to have another week nearing the 25 mile mark. Remember, everyone, the goal for each week is just under 18 miles. So, expect the lead to increase from the +6 today

    ever in a week, 30.56 miles. Here’s the new stats of today:

    Weight: 263.4

    Distance this week: 30.56 mi.
    (New Record, breaking the old record of 29.79 mi. on Valentines Week)
    Distance overall: 261.66 mi.
    Pace as of today: 255.70 mi.
    +/-: +5.96 mi. (Yes, that is a plus, ahead of pace for 1st time)
    Distance to go: 653.34 mi.
    Days to go: 263

    On the map:

    As of yesterday, I finally crossed into Arkansas, right on schedule.
    I am now in the city of Crawfordsville, AR, 12 miles inside on Arkansas (I-40, MM 270, for those keeping along). I am now just 111 miles from the turn to I-440 in Little Rock.

    This week will be a full week once again as I will have another game week (Nashville vs. Atlanta, Saturday @ 4 pm). Expect to have another week nearing the 25 mile mark. Remember, everyone, the goal for each week is just under 18 miles. So, expect the lead to increase from the +6 today.

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-14a: For AFL Week 2: Week Ending 13 April 2015

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Good morning, everyone.

This is a short blog for this week. At present, our show for this Sunday is currently on hold and maybe cancelled outright as Jennifer’s grandfather passed away last night @ 4:30 pm. I will give everyone an updated blog coming up later today.

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-13: For Easter Sunday Week Ending 5 April 2015

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Good evening, everyone.

As we get started on the 2015 AFL Season, I am finally finishing the Season Preview as 34 teams will be playing this season. But, we got a lot to cover on this week. Here’s the show for this week:

Segment One: AFL News with Lisa Albergo

Segment One is the AFL News leading with the bombshell of the Essendon supplements scandal, in which all 34 members of the Bombers were acquitted as they played against Sydney.

Segment Two: Recap of Week 1 (All of the team)

Recap of the first week in the AFL with the exception of the Easter Monday game between Geelong and Hawthorn.

Segment Three: Preview of Week 2 and Our Picks (All of the team)

Our Preview of Week 2 with our picks. As we come on the air, we will be playing the team leading the AFL and the winning panelist that took the week. The team will pick in the reverse order of last week’s finish. (Winner picks last, 2nd picks 3rd, 3rd picks 2nd and last will pick first)

Segment Four: USAFL News (Alex Benjamin)

Our USAFL Segment is loaded this week…so gear up.

Segment Five: USAFL Women’s News (Carolyn Poulos)

Our USAFL Women’s Segment with Carolyn as she has new info.

Segment Six: Q & A

Our Q & A Session with your questions. Remember, everyone…you can always ask during the show and on Twitter and Facebook.

Segment Seven: Final Words

Our final segment will be sending out birthdays this week…

 

Remember, everyone…Showtime is set for 4 pm CDT (tentative) on YouTube. See you tomorrow!

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-12: For AFL Week 1: Week Ending 29 March 2015

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Hello, everyone. Welcome to AFL Week 1!

I am finishing (finally) the 2015 Season Preview and will be coming online on Sunday afternoon just before our show @ 4 pm CDT. We got a lot this week to cover, so with that, let’s see what’s “ON TAP”:

  • Show 15-11 Preview
  • The Road To Austin Update
  • Recap of USAFL Week 1: Cowboy Cup
  • USAFL Standings

 

  1. Show 15-11 Preview

     

    This Sunday, we are on with our 11th show of the 2015 season. This week’s show will begin THE ROAD TO AUSTIN and to the Grand Final. Here’s the segments for this week:

     

    Segment One: AFL News: Lisa Albergo

    After the intros on all of our members (Carolyn Poulos will join us right out of the opening), our 1st segment is all about the AFL News as we will get set for the ruling on the ASADA Essendon Case, which will come to finish @ 2:30 am on Tuesday morning. Lisa will also have the latest AFL News getting set for Week 1.

     

    Segment Two: AFL Week 1 Predictions: Entire USAFLWR Team (Lisa, Carolyn, Stephen and I)

    2nd Segment will have our 1st week of the AFL Predictions on the games. For those that want to join us in the competition, go to tipping.afl.com.au and make sure you sign in and then look for USAFLWR in the groups and set up. The order of the picks will be: Lisa will pick first, Carolyn will pick second, I will pick third and because of winning last year, Stephen will pick last.

     

    Segment Three: USAFL Women’s Segment: Carolyn Poulos

    Our 3rd segment will have Carolyn come in with the latest news in the USAFL Women’s side as they prepare for the Liberty and Freedom teams for the Parallel Cup.

     

    Segment Four: USAFL Update: Myself

    Our 4th segment will be the latest on the USAFL with the predictions from the Season Preview of all the teams from Brian Barrish.

     

    Segment Five: Q & A

    Our 5th segment is the Q & A segment. Reminder, send the questions through on the chat and via Twitter as well.

     

    Segment Six: Preview of April

    Our next to last segment will be the preview of April as I will preview the schedule for April.

     

    Segment Seven: Preview of Show 15-12

    Our last segment will preview next Sunday’s show.

     

  2. The Road to Austin Update

     

    Beginning with this edition, I will begin updating on the Road To Austin Update on here. I have updated everyone on Sundays on Facebook and I will transfer the updates from Sunday onto the blog. The goal is for me to walk the distance in one year from the USAFLWR HQ in Smyrna to the USAFL Nationals @ Onion Creek Soccer Fields in Austin, which is a total of 915 miles. With that, here’s the latest update as of Sunday:

     

    Weight: (As of Sunday Night) 258.4 lbs.

    Distance this week: 16.50 mi.

    Total distance: 186.83 mi,

    Pace: 203.05 mi.

    +/-: -16.22 mi.

    Distance to go: 728.17 mi.

    Days: 284

     

    On The Map:

     

    I have now left Jackson and started the road down to Memphis. As of today, I am now halfway between Exit 66 and 60 on Interstate 40 in Brownsville in Haywood County. At present pace, expect me to be getting outside of Memphis by Easter Sunday,

     

  3. Recap of USAFL Week 1: Cowboy Cup

     

    Last weekend, the official Road To Austin with the Cowboy Cup @ University of Houston in Houston with the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids and the Austin Crows along with the Houston Lonestars in a deluge. Here are the scores from the weekend:

     

    Game 1: Houston 6.4.40 Fort Lauderdale 1.0.6

    Game 2: Austin 12.5.77 Fort Lauderdale 1.0.6

    Game 3: Austin 2.7.19 Houston 2.2.14

     

    With the 2 wins, Austin starts off with a 2-0 record and 4 pts; Houston’s win against Fort Lauderdale will put them at 1-1 with 2 pts while Fort Lauderdale is 0-2 with 0 pts.

     

  4. USAFLWR Standings

     

    With the Cowboy Cup in the books, here are the standings with 5 teams now have played at least 1 game:

     

    W-L-T PF PA Pct. Points
    •  1)  Austin Crows
    2-0-0 96 20 480.00 4
    •  2)  Houston Lonestars
    1-1-0 54 25 216.00 2
    • 3)  Nashville Kangaroos
    1-1-0 51 41 108.51 1
    • 4)  Atlanta Kookaburras
    1-1-0 41 51 92.16 1
    • 5)  Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids
    0-2-0 12 117 10.26 0

     

    For those that are new to the group or need to have a refresher on how the scoring for the title overall will be:

     

    Full Games: 4 Quarter Games: Wins counts 4 points, Ties count 2.

    Metro Games:

    14s, 16s and 18s: Wins counts 2 points, Ties count 1.

    10s: Wins counts 1 point, Ties count ½.

     

    In the Nationals:

    All games counts 4 points for wins, 2 points for ties.

    Those that make it to the Grand Final and wins it counts 8 points.

     

 

With that, everyone…that’s it. The Season Preview will be out on Sunday afternoon as the final teams will be put in and we will have it out. Showtime Sunday afternoon @ 4 pm CDT! Let the ROAD TO AUSTIN commence!

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-11: For The Week Ending 22 February 2015: USAFL Season Preview Week 3/ Part 9 of the Season Preview Series

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Good evening, everyone…

As we prepare for the final part of the Season Preview series, here’s our show for this week:

Segment One: AFL News from Lisa Albergo

Lisa will be on for AFL News from the past week and getting things set for the AFL Week 1.

Segment Two: NAB Challenge

Recaps of the NAB Challenge from the weekend and final notes from the Challenge.

Segment Three: AFL Predictions for the Season

All of USAFLWR team (Lisa, Stephen and I) will go down the teams and will see who will take the Premiers.

Segment Four: USAFL Season Preview: Gulf Coast Region

In Segment 4, we will preview on the Gulf Coast teams:

  • Austin Crows
  • Dallas Magpies
  • Houston Lonestars
  • Tulsa Buffaloes
  • Baton Rouge Tigers

Segment Five: USAFL Season Preview: Pacific Region

In Segment Five, we will preview on the Pacific teams:

  • Seattle Grizzlies
  • Portland Steelheads
  • Sacramento Suns
  • Golden Gate Roos/ San Francisco Iron Maiden
  • Los Angeles Dragons
  • Orange County Bombers
  • San Diego Lions
  • Las Vegas Gamblers

Segment Six: USAFL Women’s Report

Segment Six will be the USAFL Women’s Report with Carolyn Poulos and the latest on the USAFL Women’s side.

 

Segment Seven: Q & A

Our Q & A comes in this segment

 

Segment Eight: Preview For AFL Week 1

Our preview for AFL Week 1 will come through in this segment.

 

Reminder, everyone….showtime is 1 pm tomorrow on YouTube.

See you tomorrow!

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-10: For USAFL/AFL Season Preview Week 8: Week Ending 15 March 2015: Show 15-9 Preview

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Good evening, everyone.

We are just 2 weeks away from the 2015 season starting in the AFL and just a week away from the USAFL Season starting in earnest in Houston with the Cowboy Cup. So, I am trying to finish the 2015 Season Preview in the next few days, but still got a lot to finish. But, we also getting set for our Show 15-9 for this week and the newest member of the USAFLWR family. So, with that, here’s our Show 15-9 Preview:

Segment One: Introductions

The first segment will be our introductions of the team, including our newest member, our USAFL Women’s correspondent, Carolyn Poulos, from our USAFL Women’s HQ in Denver. Our opening music will be our 2015 Nationals Opening Music, Southern Comfort Zone from Brad Paisley. Carolyn Poulos is the mother of Sara Edwards Rohner, the Ruck Rover for the 5-time defending champion Denver Lady Bulldogs and a member of the IC14 Bronze Medal USA Freedom team.

Segment Two: AFL News

Lisa will have the latest AFL News from the past week, including the latest in the Essendon scandal.

Segment Three: AFL/USAFL Season Preview: Part 8: Midwest Region

This is the first of two segments in the USAFL Season Preview. In Segment Three, I will preview the Midwest Region. Here are the teams in that region:

  • Kentucky Fury
  • Cincinnati Dockers
  • Indianapolis Giants
  • Columbus Jackaroos
  • Louisville Kings
  • Cleveland Cannons
  • Chicago Swans
  • Milwaukee Bombers

Segment Four: AFL/USAFL Season Preview: Part 8: Rocky Mountain Region

The second of the two segments in the USAFL Season Preview, I will be previewing the Rocky Mountain Region in this segment. Here are the teams in that region:

  • Denver Bulldogs
  • Des Moines Roosters
  • Kansas City Power
  • Minnesota Freeze

Segment Five: Our Newest Segment: USAFL Women’s

This segment will feature and welcome our newest member of the USAFLWR family, Carolyn Poulos, as she will have the off-season news on the USAFL Womens Division. She will have our regular segment in Segment Five.

Segment Six: Q & A

Our Segment Six is Q & A. Here’s where you come in…during the show via chat, Skype, Facebook and Twitter and on blog here, too, you can ask questions to the team. Remember, for those that have questions to get them into Facebook and Twitter by Saturday night @ midnight CT. @USAFLWR on Twitter with #SegmentSix and the same on USAFL Weekly Report on Facebook. Each Sunday, this segment is all about you.

Segment Seven: Preview of Show 15-10

The final segment before we wrap up the show is our look ahead to Show 15-10, which we will preview the Pacific and Gulf Coast Regions in the USAFL and we have an extended segment on our AFL picks to win it all.

 

Reminder for everyone, we are on YouTube now. Find us with this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfTZMx1eMpDt0oZ0qA2optQ or find us typing on YouTube’s main page: USAFL Weekly Show.

Show this Sunday is at 4 pm CDT! See you then!


USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-9: For USAFL/AFL Season Preview Week 7: Week Ending 8 March 2015

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Good evening, everyone…from the snowbound USAFL Weekly HQ in Smyrna.

Once again, the director is snowbound as another snowstorm has made it to the confines of the HQ as we got 3.2″ of snow and will be in the deep freeze tonight at 11f (-13c) before finally having a major warming trend by next Wednesday as we head to 70f (+21c). Needless to say, I am so ready for spring to begin…

This weekend is the weekend here in the USA to move the clocks forward. So, last Sunday was our last in Standard Time unless we have our final show on 1 November, then we will have 1 more show. Sunday, our show will be on @ 4 pm CDT (8 am Melbourne Monday). Here’s our preview for this week Show 15-8:

  • AFL News

     

    Our first segment will be on the AFL News from the last 2 weeks as we didn’t have the segment due to problems with Lisa’s phones last Sunday. This will be an extended segment.

     

  • USAFL/AFL Season Preview: Part 7: Northeast and Southeast Regions

     

    Second segment will begin our three part USAFL Season Preview as we will be previewing the Northeast and Southeast Regions. This also will be an extended segment. Here’s the region teams:

     

    Northeast Region: Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington

    Southeast Region: North Carolina, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, Atlanta and Nashville

     

  • Question Time

     

    Our third segment will be our 1st ever Question Time. For those that read up on the blog and on Twitter and Facebook, please post a question for either Lisa, Stephen or I and we will answer it during this time.

     

  • Preview Next Sunday

     

    Our final segment, we will preview our Show 15-9 and get set for our newest member of the team, Carolyn Poulos, to join us for the first time next Sunday as our USAFL Women’s correspondent.

     

     

    For those that are wondering on when we will be completing the Season Preview for the USAFL on the blog that will be nearing its completion as I am working on the Gulf Coast and Pacific Regions this week and should be completed by middle to late next week.

     

    We will see everyone on Sunday @ 4 pm CDT on YouTube. Make sure you look for us on USAFL Weekly Show.