Daily Bernie: Dec. 30 – Anyone Aside from the ‘Boys and Pats Have a Shot?; Blues Need 2017 Consistency

Anthony Stalter and Michael Young are back to close out the week for Bernie, and they have you covered top to bottom on this weekend’s football action.

101ESPN’s Anthony Stalter

The duo talk both college and NFL gridiron with CBS Sports’ Jon Solomon and Westwood One’s Tony Boselli on a weekend with big-time games all around.

Former Blues defenseman and current 101ESPN insider Terry Yake also joins to discuss the Winter Classic, the Blues’ New Year’s resolution, and his training regiment for Saturday’s Blues-Blackhawks alumni game.

7AM Hour

Clemson vs. Ohio State: Who Has the Upper Hand?

This game is arguably the most anticipated matchup of the bowl season. Clemson gave Alabama all they could handle in last year’s championship game and returns to the playoffs with a loaded offense.

The Buckeyes missed last year’s playoffs, but are back for the second time.

Ohio State ranked first (12) and Clemson ranked second (9) in players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Are NFL Coaches Given Enough Time?

Buffalo parted ways with Rex Ryan Tuesday, just 31 days into his Bills tenure. Some believe Jets head coach Todd Bowles could be on the hot seat after his second season as well.

Are these guys given enough time to really affect change? Have owners and fans become too impatient?

Interview w/ CBSSports.com College Football Reporter – Jon Solomon

Solomon talks this weekend’s College Football Playoff, whether anyone has a shot at beating Bama, and Friday’s Michigan-Florida State Orange Bowl matchup.

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8AM Hour

Aside From the Pats, What Must Other AFC Teams Do to Win the Super Bowl?

The Patriots lost two games this season and are pretty much favorites to win the ‘ship. So what about the other five AFC teams?

Anthony and Mike go down the field and list what each team has to do to have any shot at playing in and winning the Super Bowl.

Interview w/ College Football Hall of Famer and Westwood One Analyst – Tony Boselli

Boselli discusses offensive linemen translating college success to the NFL and gives his pick for league MVP.

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NFL ‘Five for Friday’

Playoff scenarios are still in play in Week 17 with several teams playing for something. The Raiders and Chiefs both still have a shot at winning the AFC West and the Falcons are playing for the NFC’s second seed.

Anthony, Mike, and Travis Green share the top five storylines heading into the regular season’s final week.

Alabama vs. Washington: Do the Huskies Stand Any Chance?

Washington makes their first playoff appearance Saturday as 13.5-point underdogs, but they have a top defense and a dynamic offense under head coach Chris Petersen.

But what can say about the Crimson Tide? They’ve won 25 straight games. The Huskies offense must have a strong showing against the unmatched Tide defense. Washington’s defense will have to keep forcing turnovers as well.

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9AM Hour

Outside the Cowboys, What Must Each NFC Team Do to Win the Super Bowl?

Dallas has the conference all season (outside of the Giants) and are a win away from setting a new franchise season record. They’re the team to beat.

Anthony and Mike go down the remaining NFC field and list what each team has to do to have any shot at playing in the Super Bowl.

Nick Saban Denies Interest in an NFL Return

NFL teams have reportedly inquired as to if Saban would ever return to the pros. He says no, but are we buying it?

Alabama appears to be the best place for Saban, but might he still have the itch to prove himself in the NFL? What else is there to accomplish in college?

Interview w/ Former Blues Defenseman and Current Director of Alumni – Terry Yake

Yake gives his New Year’s resolution for the Blues and talks his excitement for Saturday’s Winter Classic alumni game.

“The resolution would be consistency…A couple of those games there’s been some meltdowns where they let it get away from them…That might be a product of the new style they’re playing…”

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