Welcome to the first ever ColtsAuthority.com Check it to Pancakes Open Thread!
Check it to Pancakes is a Colts podcast that was started during the 2010 Pre-Season. Originally hosted by Greg Cowan, Rohan Bhasin and Laura Calaway, the podcast has grown from a 30-minute show full of blunders, retakes, and overbearing edits to one of the most popular live sports shows on the BlogTalkRadio network. The cast now includes ColtsAuthority.com writers Greg Cowan, Laura Calaway, and Brett Mock.
If you have never experienced Check it to Pancakes (CitP) or you haven't listened since the 2010 season, now is the perfect time to give us a shot. The show runs LIVE from 10pm-12am ET every Wednesday - this may be tweaked slightly in the off-season, but we aren't going away! - and is available for download from iTunes, the BlogTalkRadio (BTR) player on ColtsAuthority.com, and from the BTR CitP Page.
If you really have something you want to get off of your chest and social media isn't doing it for you, CitP takes calls each and every week, generally between 11:20pm and 12:00am ET.
If you're wondering why the late time, the answer is simple: Greg, Brett, and Laura have developed a great chemistry over the past year and a half, and all three enjoy working together on the show. With Greg in Canada, Brett in Indianapolis, and Laura in California, there are shows when all three hosts are in different time zones. While 10pm is late, it is also the best possible time for assembling what we feel is the best cast out there.
If you're wondering about the name, that's a simple answer, as well. This video should explain it: The Origin of Check it to Pancakes
Later this week I will be writing a post telling you more about who we are and what we do, and in the future I plan on having posts talking about upcoming shows and then recap posts giving you the play-by-play on Wednesday's happenings.
If you like talking about the Colts and you don't mind some silliness, you now know where to find us.
January 4th, 2012 Show Notes:
10:05pm - 10:15pm: Colts at Jaguars recap
10:15pm - 11:15pm: Setting the table for the 2012 off-season: Bill and Chris Polian fired. Why, and where does the team go from here? What are the Colts options are coach and GM? Dissecting Jim Irsay's press conference to glean some insight into the future moves of the team. Discussing all of the available options to the Colts, how each scenario would work, and what seems most likely.
11:15pm - 11:30pm: Laura "Dr. Blue" Calaway will give us the final take on the 2011-2012 injuries, giving us updated information, time tables, and 2012-2013 expectations.
11:30pm - 12:00am: Listener calls. I'm sure everyone will have something to get off their chest. Do it. NOW.
12:00am - 01:00am: After Show. What's an "After Show"? In the past, it's been more of a "Pancakes after dark" - the hosts (and some times callers) will loosely discuss various topics, with much less decorum than the Live Show. The After Show can't be heard live, but is always part of the downloadable podcast. Tonight's After Show will be a carry over, if there is any, of the Bill Polian discuss, as well as talk of the Colts future.
The number to call in is (619) 996-1632
Alternatively, if you'd like to call in with Skype, here's how: http://blog.blogtalkradio.com/blogtalkradio/free-skype-calls-easy-dialin-favorite-shows/
@PancakesPodcast just watched the vid! I forgot about that commercial! I love it and love you guys!
@radiogirl79 (and actually just assume I'm talking to myself most of the time)
@PancakesPodcast my bro is the huge #Colts fan, my sister too...and my mom n dad. #awesomefamily just waiting on my hubs to join us :-)
@radiogirl79 people listen and enjoy it
@radiogirl79 3 kids? My condolences ;) (We have two of our own). I never know who/how many are listening, we just try to have fun and hope
@PancakesPodcast thx! I get the talking to yourself thing. I worked in radio news until my 3rd baby came along!
@radiogirl79 Awesome, I appreciate the support and we'd love to have the whole family become a part of ours
@PancakesPodcast I don't listen yet. But your convos on here intrigue me enough that when I can, I will. Plus, I tell my bro abt u all! Cont
@radiogirl79 <3 Thank you! (You listen to the show? I never know who actually listens)
@PancakesPodcast I will! Thx!
I heard it last night and a bit of it again today. This weeks podcast was awesome. Very thorough break down of the opportunities.
hey GF, It's good to see you at the new site! Thank you for the feedback, I know you weren't/aren't a fan of the 2hr+ podcast, but I hope we can continue to really fill them with content. If the talk dries up in the off-season, we'll shorten it (or we'll just make fun of Brady for two hours) @gizzardfanny
But this time it was really, really good.
Making fun of Brady is always good. You could have used a bit more time on that this week ;-)
Hm, messy?!?!? I could get repetitive, but messy?!?!?! ,,, ?!??!?! =) Well, we try to improve each and every week. I'm not sure what the 2012-2013 season holds, but I know that Brett, Laura and myself and completely dedicated to doing our best, so I know we (and the show) will get better. @gizzardfanny
Maybe the Bill-to-Chris transition was simply a convenient point for Jim to change the direction of the Colts to align with "winning the right way" (which seems to be his vision for the Colts).
Good.......dissappointed in no aftershow on 1st Coltsauthoruty blogcast!
@BlueRidgeColt Listen to the recording... there's a wee bit extra
there will be in the future. @BlueRidgeColt
cool...now just sitting in "awkard" silence! ...................thanx laura!
DUDE I had that same problem. i want to call in to listen, but then greg puts me on and I'M SO FLUSTERED
I consider @flores_salicis one of my more masculine friends...
i mean, if you have something else to talk about, be it guff, off topic of whatever, we love hearing em.