The Official Meehan 2014-2015 AFC Preview‏‏

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by Ryan Meehan

Since we have the more powerful conference out of the way, it’s time to discuss the AFC. And let’s be real here for a second…the AFC is once again becoming very similar to the way we saw it in the 1990s when the Buffalo Bills were losing Super Bowls every time you got up to use the restroom. A thirty five point smackdown in the big one probably didn’t do much for the counterargument here either. Continue reading

7 Questions with Streeter Seidell

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By Ryan Meehan

Streeter Seidell is a comic and writer best known as a cast member of CollegeHumor.com and the co-host of MTV’s Pranked. A touring standup, Seidell was named a New Face of Comedy at the 2011 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. In addition to MTV’s Pranked and The CollegeHumor Show, Seidell was a cast member on History Channel’s “I Love to the 1880’s” and VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” As a writer he has been published in the New York Times, Mental_Floss magazine and Wired, as well as putting out “White Whine: A Study of First-World Problems,” a book based on the popular website Seidell created in 2007. In 2014 he joined the writing staff of “Trophy Wife” on ABC. Continue reading

The Official Meehan 2014-2015 NFC Preview‏

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by Ryan Meehan

The NFL is finally right around the corner, and I’m breathing a huge sigh of relief. Finally football is back on television, and things are back to normal in the sporting world.

When I originally started this piece, it was this extremely long article that covered the league from top to bottom and included the playoffs. But then I realized that before editing it was almost 28 pages long, so I decided to divide it into three parts. Today we’ll start off the week with the NFC, then move to the AFC on Wednesday, and close it out on Friday by taking a look at the playoffs. Continue reading

7 Questions with Nore Davis

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by Ryan Meehan

Nore Davis – the young refreshing face of comedy – delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. Edgy and clean, Nore tells it like it is, speaking to audiences everywhere. Davis is a comedian for the masses, relating to everyone from teens to the mature adult, delivering original content, and leaving no topic unturned. From relationships to family, race, and politics, Nore brings a comedic talent that has been refined in front of countless audiences on the world’s biggest stages. His most recent credits include Boardwalk Empire on HBO, Inside Amy Schumer and The Ruckus on Comedy Central, Nickmom’s Night Out and Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV. Davis was one of the Fresh Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal 2014, and we are pleased to have him as our guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading

7 Questions with Jason Sutton of Brother Trouble

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By Ryan Meehan

The only “trouble” brothers Mark and Jason Sutton are about to encounter in the near future is the head-spinning dilemma on how to cope with the side-effects of super-stardom in country music. Lavish caravan of tour buses, hit music, world-class venues, millions of fans –count the ways Brother Trouble are about to face the ‘realities’ of life…Endorsements from world-class entertainers like Kenny Chesney don’t come every day, but they did come to this brotherhood. “We had the Big Star competition goin’ on, and these guys were by far the best,” Chesney told a throng of screaming supporters as Brother Trouble blew all the competition out the doors on Chesney’s much publicized “Next Big Star” national talent search. With the praise, the brothers landed a $25,000 paycheck and the hallowed ground onstage of opening spot on the closing dates of Kenny Chesney’s jammed to the rafters, Poets & Pirates tour. A far cry from the Sutton brothers early career experience of singing for tips on the Honky Tonk circuit. Fresh on the scene in Nashville just a few short years ago, Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon put gas in their tank—both literally and creatively—when the brothers landed the rarified spot of a regular gig–allowing them to showcase their original music in one of the town’s hottest clubs. “It was like a chance to ‘go viral’ with our sound and songs,” noted Jason in a recent interview with Ellen Barnes of Gibson.com “It was one of the biggest tourist spots in Nashville and the weekend audience would take our music back to Texas or Illinois or wherever they came from.” “Nobody today is just one genre,” notes Mark in talking about the amalgamation of early influences the brother’s developmental musical chops paid homage to. Cutting their teeth early-on on the Myrtle Beach club circuit the brothers showed flashes of a creative heritage that included influences like Hank Jr.’s hard-edged honky-tonk, with pop-tinged shadings of Alabama. A shaker of Joe Walsh riff-and-hook laden blues made love to the southern fried rock of ZZ Top, 38 Special and Skynyrd. What emerged from the sands of South Carolina summers was a very unique sound that Brother Trouble solidly owned. Today, songs like Summer’s Little Angel, and Get It, Get It have pre-built a fan base for the brothers’ distinctive sound and musical vibe long before the thought of ‘radio impact’ ever had a chance to cross their minds. What has impacted with their audiences is their uniqueness. Brother Trouble has consistently stamped their brand on a free-wheeling approach to music that authentically brings the too often missed bona fide ‘kick-back and party down’ fun roaring back into the fabric of country music. With rarefied success just ahead, the Sutton brothers have hit the re-set button on a fresh wave of energy in country music! They’ve officially left ‘trouble’ in their dust, and Jason Sutton of Brother Trouble is my guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading