Podcast: Drinking With…Finding Nemo

You guys wanna know what my “love of the game” levels are? I, in my nearly 38 years on this Earth, never watched Finding Nemo. I have a near-crippling phobia of sharks and the deep ocean. Back in 2003, there was no way I was sitting through this shit. But, when Brandon and McCash landed on it for this season of Drinking With…, I didn’t say a word. It was time to overcome my fears. That’s exactly what I did. No big deal or anything, I just live for this shit.

Anyway, I saw this film for the first time in preparation for this podcast a couple of weeks ago. Even now, it’s easy to see how the animation in this joint was revolutionary. I remember hearing at the time of its release that it was, and even after all the years, I can watch this film and see how it dazzled back in 2003. So, it was fun to relive that. Plus, you just can’t go wrong with peak Pixar. Like many of their best stories, this one had some heart. It was a pleasure going into battle against my mind to talk about with Brandon and McCash. If you’re new here, or guy McCash always finds a themed cocktail to go along with the movie we’re discussing. This month, he found the “Finding Nemo.” Pour one up and enjoy our most recent episode with it.

To make the Finding Nemo cocktail, you’ll need:

-1oz Vodka
-1oz Coconut Rum
-1/4 Blue Curacao
-1/2 Lime Juice
-1/4oz Pineapple Juice
-Splash of Sprite

Directions: 

  1. Garnish with a Swedish Fish
  2. Pour all of the ingredients minus the fish into a shaker and shake.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass full of ice and top with the Swedish Fish.

Subscribe to Drinking With…Steven McCash on Apple Podcasts, follow on Spotify, or wherever you take in your podcasts!

Listen to “Ep. 54: Drinking With…Finding Nemo” on Spreaker.

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

SoBros Network and Stacking The Inbox have teamed up for the greatest premium content collaboration in the history of Nashville. Get all of the Tennessee Titans and NFL Draft coverage you need on top of premium SoBros Network content such as The Movie Review Rewind Podcast, Sports Punch, and much more! Only $5/month gets you instant access to an exhaustive content library of articles, podcasts, and videos created exclusively for our subscribers! Sign up on Substack today!

The SoBros Mailbag 293: Living in Fictional Worlds

Let’s face it – every day we are routinely bombarded with questions. When you’re an emerging media company in Nashville, people just want to know what your opinions are on everything. It’s only natural. And, since our duty is to serve the people, well, we have no choice but to be present. That’s the SoBro Way. Also, aren’t mailbags just a barrel of laughs anyway? Welcome to the newest weekly recurring feature up in this bitch: The SoBros Mailbag. As always, hit us with those mailbag questions @SoBrosNetwork on Twitter, email ’em to me anonymously at thesobrosnetwork@gmail.com. And, holy shit, I need to update this terrible intro paragraph that I’ve been using literally ever since I started writing this column…

Question:

Answer:

Oh, this is so easy for me. Drop my happy ass right down in Middle Earth. Are you telling me a life lived in The Shire doesn’t sound nice? I wouldn’t want the whole “quest to Mount Doom to throw a ring in the volcano” thing, but if I could just chill, feast, smoke my pipe, and just lounge around the beautiful landscape, I’d be SET. Maybe get the occasional trip to Rivendell and enjoy the luxuries of the elven kingdom. Dude, that’s the life for me. I’m in.

Question, from Zach on Instagram:

Is Drops of Jupiter by Train a certified banger?

Answer:

Oh, absolutely – it has to be in that category of ‘songs that make white people go insane’ like you see in the memes circulating the internet every once in awhile. I hear that first note and immediately crank the volume. I’m a terrible singer, but that doesn’t stop me from belting out every lyric. It’s a jam. It’s a banger. It’s a bop.

Keep the questions coming – catch y’all next week!

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

SoBros Network and Stacking The Inbox have teamed up for the greatest premium content collaboration in the history of Nashville. Get all of the Tennessee Titans and NFL Draft coverage you need on top of premium SoBros Network content such as The Movie Review Rewind Podcast, Sports Punch, and much more! Only $5/month gets you instant access to an exhaustive content library of articles, podcasts, and videos created exclusively for our subscribers! Sign up on Substack today!

Podcast: Talking O-Line on Football and Other F Words

OTAs have wrapped and we’re entering the DEAD dead period of the football calendar. On this week’s Football & Other F Words, Zach and I put a bow on the offseason team activities, talking about our favorite nuggets from the last media availability for a little bit. We’re both fans of the joint practices that will take place in Nashville between the Titans and the Seattle Seahawks. We both picked up on Bill Callahan saying they were cross-training all of the guards on how to play center. And, we both loved every little nugget we could get about JC Latham.

Then, we dive deep into the offensive line talk. Both of us are high on the depth of this group, and while I think they’re still an injury away from having to rely on thus-far-unproven talent, I think they’ve done as admirable a job as you could’ve expected in completely revamping this unit ahead of the 2024 season. We explain why we think Lloyd Cushenberry has All-Pro potential as a center, how Peter Skoronski figures to develop in Year 2, why Saahdiq Charles may have more of a stranglehold on a roster spot than we think, and of course, we can’t go a week without weighing in on the right tackle race. John Ojukwu hive, it’s our time to shine. There are a few strays directed at the Elijah Molden haters near the end, but by and large, this is an offensive-centric episode to send you into the real dry spell of the offseason.

Subscribe to Football & Other F Words on Apple Podcasts, follow on Spotify, or wherever you take in your shows!

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

SoBros Network and Stacking The Inbox have teamed up for the greatest premium content collaboration in the history of Nashville. Get all of the Tennessee Titans and NFL Draft coverage you need on top of premium SoBros Network content such as The Movie Review Rewind Podcast, Sports Punch, and much more! Only $5/month gets you instant access to an exhaustive content library of articles, podcasts, and videos created exclusively for our subscribers! Sign up on Substack today!

Choo Choo: The Luke McCaffrey Hype Train Is Leaving the Station

This is a post I’ve been dying to write for months now. I was a big fan of Rice WR Luke McCaffrey throughout the draft process. We got to see him in person at the Senior Bowl, where if I’m not mistaken, he was clocked at 21 MPH during one of the practice games. I wanted him for my Tennessee Titans, but the guy went a lot higher than many draft experts anticipated (not me ’cause I was onto his game). He lands with the Washington Commanders and a young quarterback that figures to heave the deep ball pretty well in Jayden Daniels. After seeing that, your boy has been champing at the bit to fire this Luke McCaffrey hype train up. Now, I’m pleased to say that we can do it. Sound the alarm. Choo choo. All aboard, motherfuckers.

That’s right. All it’s going to take for me to hop on the hype train is one little nugget from a press conference that highlights how hard McCaffrey is working to develop that chemistry with Daniels. But, you absolutely love to hear it. The talent’s there. Everything is there. We just needed to know that he was going to be doing this type of stuff behind the scenes. So, I’m giving it my blessing. Fantasy draft season is about to start up. It’s time to put little nuggets like this one in the vault to pull out during your draft.

If you aren’t a Stacking The Inbox subscriber, first of all, shame on you! Second of all, here’s my scouting report on Luke McCaffrey from our 2024 NFL Draft Guide if you’re wondering why I’m so high on him:

I fired up Rice’s 42-41 overtime win over Louisiana Tech from a season ago to check him out because he had 10 catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns against the Bulldogs. McCaffrey’s reputation precedes him, and understandably so with that last name. But, I found that as a slot receiver, he does have some pretty good size and plays a notably tough, physical brand of football. I particularly liked his ball tracking skills on a deep touchdown over two defenders. He shows great concentration at the point of the catch. He answered the speed question for me at the Senior Bowl, where he was tracked as one of the fastest receivers there. He blocked his ass off and showed a great release against NFL talent that week in Mobile. He’s a polished prospect.

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

SoBros Network and Stacking The Inbox have teamed up for the greatest premium content collaboration in the history of Nashville. Get all of the Tennessee Titans and NFL Draft coverage you need on top of premium SoBros Network content such as The Movie Review Rewind Podcast, Sports Punch, and much more! Only $5/month gets you instant access to an exhaustive content library of articles, podcasts, and videos created exclusively for our subscribers! Sign up on Substack today!

The Seahawks-Titans Joint Practices Are Going to Rule

I’m a sucker for a good joint practice deep into training camp. I don’t know what it is exactly…it seems to always remind me that real football is just around the corner. It’s a taste of actual competition. I know there are several advantages of it on the field, too. You’re breaking up the monotony of training camp. You’re getting a gauge on where your team is at compared to another team as opposed to just compared to itself. I get all that. But, it’s usually one of the initial indicators you get about where a team is at, and it means the season isn’t too far away.

That’s why I was stoked to see Jim Wyatt report that the Seattle Seahawks would be coming to Nashville in August for joint practices on 8/14 and 8/15 ahead of their preseason game against the Titans on 8/17. Word on fan attendance is yet to come, but if you get the chance to actually get out there and watch some of this, I’d suggest taking it. So, the Titans have a dance partner this summer, and I like the Seahawks being that dance partner for a couple of reasons.

For one, Mike MacDonald taking over the Seahawks is awesome for Seahawks fans. That dude is a football savant, and he honestly probably would’ve been my top choice for the job if Brian Callahan had said no to it. While we don’t know how much of his hand he’ll tip in joint practices, it’ll be cool to see the Titans offense going up against a defense I’d think will be similar to the one Dennard Wilson will be running here, but with different personnel. I’d imagine you get used to going up against the same guys every day in camp, but when the players change on you, that might require a little change-up of your own, and that’s where the litmus test transpires.

Then, there’s all the individual match-ups between these two teams. They seem to stack up pretty well in where their strengths and weaknesses are. Just to name a few off the top of my head:

  • The Titans receivers vs. Seahawks secondary – Devon Witherspoon is a force of nature, and again, you want to tamper expectations because they’re not going to be smacking the shit out of each other on the practice field, but it’ll still be a good gauge of where the receivers are and I anticipate that physical presence will ramp up the intensity out of DeAndre Hopkins, Calvin Ridley, and the Titans receiving corps.
  • The Titans secondary vs. Seahawks receivers – Likewise, this will be a good test for the Titans revamped secondary – DK Metcalf, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Tyler Lockett, and of course, the incomparable Jake Bobo, make for a formidable group that will push the Titans defensive backs.
  • Titans linebackers vs. Seahawks running backs – The Seahawks have a stable of running backs that is four deep with intriguing guys. Kenneth Walker III has established himself as a weapon in the NFL. Zach Charbonnet showed some promise during his rookie season. Then, there are guys like Kenny McIntosh and George Holani that have some potential in their own right. I’m interested to see how the numbers shake down among the Titans linebackers, and while linebacker vs. running back drills are among the hardest to truly evaluate, it’ll be good to see who rises from the pack against this good group of backs from Seattle.
  • Titans defensive line vs. Seahawks offensive line – The Seahawks, when healthy, have a sneaky good offensive line. Bookended by Charles Cross and Abe Lucas, with the reliable vet Laken Tomlinson at left guard, they have a strong foundation to build upon. I’m not sure what’s going to happen at center. ESPN lists Nick Harris as the starter on their depth chart, but I was a big fan of Olu Oluwatimi coming out of Michigan last year. They needed an upgrade at right guard, and they may have gotten the best right guard in the class in UConn’s Christian Haynes. I won’t be surprised if this develops into one of the best young offensive lines in the league this season. It’ll be a quality workout for Jeffery Simmons and Sebastian Joseph-Day, but it’ll be a good test for T’Vondre Sweat and the depth players along that Titans defensive line.

It’s gonna be a good one, and remember, while we’re entering the DEAD dead part of the football calendar, about a month away from the game before training camp starts, the season will be here before you know it.

Subscribe to Stacking The Inbox for my full coverage of the NFL Draft and my film studies covering the Tennessee Titans. Subscribe to Football & Other F Words and The Unofficial Titans Podcast wherever you take in your podcasts!

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

SoBros Network and Stacking The Inbox have teamed up for the greatest premium content collaboration in the history of Nashville. Get all of the Tennessee Titans and NFL Draft coverage you need on top of premium SoBros Network content such as The Movie Review Rewind Podcast, Sports Punch, and much more! Only $5/month gets you instant access to an exhaustive content library of articles, podcasts, and videos created exclusively for our subscribers! Sign up on Substack today!

Trending Posts

Podcast: Drinking With…Finding Nemo
The SoBros Mailbag 293: Living in Fictional Worlds
Podcast: Talking O-Line on Football and Other F Words
Choo Choo: The Luke McCaffrey Hype Train Is Leaving the Station