Sports and Spirits

A weekly podcast that takes you into the biggest sports events of the week and what you should be drinking with them. Product reviews and ratings. Matt East and Hank Allen have a combined 30 years experience in broadcast television. We're using that experience to bring you the latest news and topics in the world of sports and to highlight some of the great spirits in the United States and abroad. It's a little sports, spirits, and travel all in one place! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to listen.
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Dec 29, 2016

Huge show this week getting you set for full preview and predictions for the College Football Playoff semifinal games this weekend. 

It's also the final week of the NFL regular season, and playoff births and seeding are on the line for many teams. We have your full breakdown of the playoff scenario for every team.

The site of one of the biggest NFL games this weekend is Detroit, where the Lions host the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. We break down that game and give you our predictions.

Plus, to get you set for that game, we have a great interview with Michael Forsyth from Detroit City Distillery. Great stuff!

This week's featured location:

Detroit City Distillery - Detroit, MI
Michael Forsyth

Dec 15, 2016

We've got the NFL covered this week heading into a huge weekend of games with major playoff implications. We speak with Greg Auman, Tampa Bay Bucs and NFL writer for the Tampa Bay Times.

We also take you to Dallas and Kansas City, sites of two of the biggest games of the weekend, and speak with a couple of great local distilleries in interviews you are sure to enjoy. 

Huge show!

Dec 8, 2016

Lots of great content in today's show, including college football playoffs and bowls and a look at a huge weekend ahead in the NFL. We preview and predict The Cowbows at the Giants as well as the Ravens at the Patriots and give you a great interview from both of the host cities. 

Dec 1, 2016

Championship week in college football is here....time for it all to be decided. Hosts Matt East and Hank Allen spend some time discussing all of the playoff scenarios heading into this weekend and give your our championship week picks. Matt also talks about a fantastic rivalry weekend as well as what was maybe the best weekend of NFL football thus far this season, plus sets the table for this weekend's NFL games.

Three absolutely fantastic interviews for you this week. We speak with Ryan Aber, Oklahoma beat writer for The Oklahoman and for lots of insight into Bedlam between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. We also have a fantastic conversation with Brian Willsey, co-owner of Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery in Indianapolis, location for the huge Big 10 Championship Game. Last but certainly not least, we speak with Brian Howell, Colorado beat writer for for a tremendous look inside the amazing season the Colorado Buffaloes have had, the massive Pac 12 title game, and the national implications of a Colorado or Washington win.  

Our three featured interviews this week are:

Ryan Aber
Oklahoma Sooner beat writer
The Oklahoman and

Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery - Indianapolis, IN
Brian Willsey - Co-owner

Brian Howell
Colorado Buffaloes beat writer