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Mollie and Lindsay are two sports-loving friends living in Greater Cincinnati. Join them as they talk with their favorite hometown teams. Mollie and Lindsay will explore life on and off the field with athletes, coaches, families and fans.
This week, we're On The Sidelines with Cincinnati native and defensive end for the Bengals, Sam Hubbard! We'll chat about the official launch of his nonprofit the Sam Hubbard Foundation, Joe Burrow's recovery, and what to expect from the team this year. We'll also discuss his Skyline Chili order, favorite golf course in the city and the album he has on repeat in the locker room right now.
8 min 36 sec
This week we talked with Director of Digital Media Lisa Braun and Social Media Manager Chad Fischer about what it's like to work in social media for a professional sports team, the challenges and advice for people wanting to work in social media.
25 min 15 sec
We take a behind-the-scenes look about women in sports broadcasting with Bengals Team Reporter Marisa Contipelli and SI's Nicole Zembrodt.
27 min 6 sec
We LOVE when Betsy Ross joins us 'On The Sidelines'. Feeling a little down about the Bengal's season so far? It's okay. You're not alone. On this episode we will chat with Betsy about what's to come with our Cincinnati Bengals because, as Betsy put it, "It won't be like this forever". We will also talk about Dalton, Green, Finley, Coach Taylor and Whitworth (?!). Betsy is always the voice of reason (we can just hear her laughing and rolling her eyes at that statement, LOL). But in all seriousness, she is. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy what we are calling a "Bengals Therapy Session" with Betsy Ross.
28 min 22 sec
Football is in Trevor Stellman's blood. His father, Tom Stellman, was the head football coach at Conner High School (Mollie's Alma Mater) for 20 years. He grew up playing it, watching it, and loving it. Since being hired on as the Head Football Coach of Thomas More in 2017, he has learned a lot about himself, as a coach, and what really matters to him. He strives to help the kids he coaches become successful athletes and students. It is very important to him that his players graduate and do well in school. Mollie has known the Stellman family for years and was excited to bring Trevor in as a guest On The Sidelines. He is truly a class act and very passionate about being the best coach and mentor he can be to his team.
13 min 16 sec
It's just us two this week! Lindsay has a lot to say about Andy Dalton being benched. I mean, come on, the timing was awful. Is this 'goodbye' to Andy? What's the vibe like in the Bengal's locker room right now? Should we just blow out this season so we can get the best draft pick next year? We cover a lot of ground on this week's podcast ahead of the big game this weekend starring rookie Ryan Finley. #WhoDey
12 min 52 sec
This week On The Sidelines, we chat with some of our favorite Bengal player's wives/fiances! Mindi Huber, wife of Kevin Huber, Rachel, fiancé of Tyler Eifert, and Gabbi, fiancé of Clay Fejedelem. On this episode we will talk about the season so far. Most of you know, Lindsay and I bleed orange and black. We love our team. We wanna know how the guys are doing. How are they handling all the negativity on social media right now? We all know how nasty internet trolls can be. Rachel will even tell a story about a fan sending Tyler a Venmo request after losing a bet and blaming him. We’ll also talk about game day superstitions and what else is to come this year with our Cincinnati Bengals.
13 min 53 sec
High school football in Cincinnati is right up there with Skyline Chili and Graeters Ice Cream. It is a staple in our city. This week, we got the chance to chat with Moeller High School Head Football Coach, Todd Naumann! Todd started as a freshman at Moeller in 1987 and considers himself a product of Moeller Football. His love and passion for this program runs pretty deep. On this episode, we’ll chat with Todd about having Moeller Alum and Bengal's tight end, Sam Hubbard, in class. Was he the class clown or more studious? We’ll also ask about Cincinnati high school football coaches - are they friends off the field? And of course, what challenges does he face coaching 185 high schoolers?
19 min 5 sec
Welcome to the show, Sierra Barnhart! We loved getting the chance to chat with her about Tucker's skills in the kitchen, some of their biggest challenges living in the professional sports world, their son's excitement every time he sees dad playing ball on TV and the restaurant in downtown Cincy they LOVE to eat at. GO REDS!!
14 min 22 sec
This week, On The Sidelines, we’re joined by one of the first women to really break into the sports anchoring scene on a national level, Betsy Ross. She is a former ESPN News anchor and currently working as a Sportscaster for FOX19 here in town. She also has her own marketing firm called Game Day Promotions. On this episode we’ll talk about Betsy's broadcasting journey. Who inspired her to become a sports broadcaster? What was it like hosting the 1996 Olympics? Which social media platform should young aspiring sportscasters be using to help promote themselves? What was it like being live on the air when September 11th happened? We have a lot of ground to cover and this woman KICKS ASS, on and off the field. She is someone we, as female broadcasters, admire tremendously.
28 min 43 sec
"The Queen of the Queen City", A.K.A. Rose Lavelle, joins us on on the sidelines this week. Life has been a whirlwind for her since winning the Women's World Cup a few weeks ago. On this episode, we chat with Rose about the team's favorite celebratory song they can't stop listening to, the show she is currently binge-watching on Netflix, which teammates she thinks are funniest and her favorite treat to indulge in after a match.
5 min 47 sec
As we gear up for the FIFA Women's World Cup Sunday morning, we thought it would be fun to chat with player Rose Lavelle’s younger sister, Mary! The Lavelle’s are Cincinnati natives and are ready for a W on Sunday. On this episode we'll chat with Mary about her game day superstitions, the time Tom Hanks tweeted Rose and how she always knew her sister would play in the World Cup someday.
On this episode we chat with FC Cincinnati player Jimmy McLaughlin! How has Jimmy been doing since tearing his ACL at the start of the season? Is he ready to get back on the pitch? We'll give you a hint.... YES. We will also talk about the US Women’s Cup, which players are his favorite, and get his opinion on competitive pay when it comes to women versus men in professional soccer. Oh, we will also chat about his roomie and friend, player Forest Lasso, and why he calls him the 'King of the Kitchen'.
16 min 25 sec
We were "Courtside" this week with some of the guys from Northern Kentucky's Pro Basketball team, the Kentucky Enforcers! These guys work hard, on and off the court. Each player is personally involved in the community, volunteering and donating his time to charities all over town. Cam will chat about life with five younger siblings and his family's love for basketball, Nate and Rob will talk about the importance of "Tough Love" on the court... We will also find out what the heck Cam is drinking in his 1/2-gallon jug during our interview.
19 min 4 sec
Kevin McCloskey wears several hats in the soccer community. He works as a color analyst for FC Cincinnati and is the Executive Director of Kings Hammer Youth Soccer Program. On this episode we chat with Kevin about FC Cincinnati... How is the team doing? It's been a challenging few weeks for the guys. We'll also talk about upcoming Kings Hammer try-outs, how he spots young talent, his road trips with Lindsay and Tommy G and the importance of performance vs. result.
15 min 9 sec
Happy Mother’s Day! On this episode we chat with the newest mom in the Cincinnati sports family, Sarah Taylor! Sarah is married to Zac Taylor, the new head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. Sarah talks about life on and off the field, being a mom of four kids and how happy she is to be back in Cincinnati. Zac’s mom, Julie, is also on the podcast. Both moms share how they felt when Zac scored his first NFL head coaching position.
20 min 52 sec
With the NFL draft now behind us, we thought it would be cool to have a pro football analyst join us on the show! Michael Renner evaluates the performance of NFL players as well as project their future performance. On this episode he shares how players handle their poor ratings (we'll give you a hint: they don't handle it well), he also talks about what it's like working for Cris Collinsworth, the stresses of draft week and what it was like to be a contestant on the show The Bachelorette. YUP! Michael was on Season 14 with Becca Kufrin.
13 min 16 sec
On this episode we chat with Micheal Anderson. He's been employed with the Reds for over a decade but a fan of the team his whole life. He'll share GABP secrets that you might not have known about, why Brandon Phillips was one of his favorite players to work with, details on Yasiel Puig's [very unique] bobble head and the time Johnny Bench insulted his outfit.
8 min 57 sec
We have a bonus podcast for you this week ahead of tonight's FC Cincinnati game! Cincinnati Native, Nick Hagglund, chats about his wife and growing up across the street from her at only six years old. He also talks about how important it was for him to eventually play professional soccer for his hometown of Cincinnati. Mathieu tells us about life in a new country and feeling like he's been in Cincinnati for three years as opposed to three months. He also talks about his overly tidy locker, a French restaurant in town he is dying to try and why Nick is the funniest person he knows.
11 min 15 sec
On this week's episode we chat with Drew McDonald about NKU's former basketball coach, John Brannen. What will he bring to UC's basketball program? What has he learned from Coach Brannen over the years? We will also discuss Drew's attempt at playing two different sports in college, the one pro athlete he is emotionally invested in, and his plan to raise awareness about good mental health and suicide prevention in our community.
10 min 41 sec
How has FC Cincinnati's move to MLS helped with recruiting in the soccer community? Why does Coach Riddle believe NKU is a college soccer gold mine? We will also discuss bucket list stadiums, their love/hate relationship with FIFA and whether or not Cristiano Ronaldo is the G.O.A.T..
11 min 51 sec
Kekuta and Fatai share secrets about each other that only their teammates would know | Fatai says he's up for a FIFA challenge against Bengal's former wide receiver, Chad Johnson | Kekuta explains his favorite saying, "Smile is free" | Fatai has a "fire" lemon cookie recipe that he and ONLY he knows how to make
13 min 9 sec
Forrest shares details on his homemade pasta sauce recipe and who he called first when he found out he made the team | Kendall talks about his love of Cincinnati's freezing temps, his favorite all-you-can-eat spot in town and the first thing that popped up when he googled Cincinnati
19 min 37 sec
Who is The Pride? Well, they're FC Cincinnati's largest support group for one thing! You can find them at every home game, in The Bailey, shouting, cheering and singing for 90 straight minutes. With over 600 members and counting, they are not slowing down anytime soon! Find out how to audition to become a "Bailey Drummer", learn about their thoughts on this upcoming MLS season and find out what they really think about those that wear body paint to games.
20 min 9 sec