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You want the boldest NFL takes? You got ’em. Former NFL scout John Middlekauff delivers his no-holds-barred opinions on the top stories in both pro and college football. Follow John and The Volume Sports on Twitter and YouTube for daily content all season long. Subscribe and follow now!
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John reacts to Bryson DeChambeau winning his 2nd U.S. Open and how he has turned his images from someone unlikable to someone that loves to engage with the fans during his rounds and is must-watch TV. Plus, Rory McIlroy choking away the US Open lead with a brutal missed putt on 18, less than three feet from hole. 6:26 - Bryson wins the US Open 13:51 - Bryson's must-watch TV 28:15 - Rory chokes (Timestamps vary based on ads) Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week on 3&Out John discussed some of the biggest stories in sports starting with Dan Hurley deciding to turn down the Lakers job and stay in UCONN (6:08), the impact of Aaron Rodgers skipping mini-camp (20:25), Scottie Scheffler is the best golfer in the world (29:15), and finally the Patriots retiring Tom Brady's numbers and how what Tom did by playing in New England for 20 years is almost as impressive as all of his Super Bowls (44:28). Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John dives into the Patriots retiring Tom Brady's numbers and how what Tom did by playing in New England for 20 years is almost as impressive as all of his Super Bowls. He later reacts to the punishment the NFL handed down on the Falcons for tampering with Kirk Cousins, and finally, are the Commanders making the wrong decision by not naming Jayden Daniels the starter. Lastly, John discusses his biggest Fugazi in this week's Fugazi Friday segment. 6:51 - Tom Brady has his number retired 14:56 - Falcons and tampering 20:49 - Jayden Daniels not the starter 23:41 - Sam Darnold is the starter 28:05 - Fugazi Friday Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John dives into the Aaron Rodgers/NY Jets saga and what it means that he's missed mandatory mini camp, should it be a concern for the Jets or do they let it slide. Later, John talks about Mike Tomlin getting a contract extension with the Steelers and what that means for the organization. Finally, he reacts to the passing of Jerry West and what he meant not only to the NBA world, but the entire sports world. Lastly, John answers your questions during this episode's mailbag segment. 6:49 - Aaron Rodgers misses mini camp 15:39 - The Steelers and Mike Tomlin 22:04 - RIP Jerry West 34:58 - Mailbag Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John reacts to the news that John Rahm is withdrawing from the US Open due to a foot/toe issue, what this means for the rest of his season, and this weekend at the US Open. Later, John dives into the greatness that is Scottie Scheffler and if he think Scottie will be at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday, who should be Scottie's rival, and finally, despite Tiger not being relevant in tournaments, watching his son Charlie slowly turn into a professional has been great to watch. Lastly, John answers your questions during this episode's mailbag segment. 7:01 - John Rahm withdraws 14:34 - Scottie Scheffler is the best in the world 19:45 - Who should be Scottie's rival 34:25 - Mailbag Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John discusses how Dan Hurley turning down the Lakers job says a lot about where the Lakers are right now and also how that decision relates to college and NFL head coaches. John also dives into Christian McCaffrey getting an extension with the 49ers and how his relationship with Kyle Shanahan is a match made in heaven, does Dan Campbell need to take a step back with how he coaches, did the Jets get it wrong with Haason Reddick and John's reaction to the Caitlin Clark saga. Lastly, John answers your questions during this episode's mailbag segment. 6:50 - Dan Hurley and the Lakers 21:07 - The 49ers and McCaffrey 32:09 - The Lions and OTA's 33:51 - The Jets and Haason Reddick 36:40 - Caitlin Clark 42:27 - Mailbag Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John talks with Michael Calabrese from The Action Network about how College Baseball is on the rise and will be something worth betting on because of all the hype around it, do the Lakers have a chance to win a championship in the future with Lebron on the team, what's going on with Lincoln Riley and USC, and finally they discuss his upcoming book; LEGENDARY BOWL: Deciding College Football's G.O.A.T. 6:07 - Michael Calabrese interview 10:42 - JJ Redick or Dan Hurley to the Lakers 14:18 - College football storylines 28:43 - LEGENDARY BOWL: Deciding College Football's G.O.A.T. Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John reacts to the breaking news from the day which saw Justin Jefferson sign a WR record 4-year $140 million contract extension with the Vikings and how this contract not only changed the landscape for WR's, but for all players. He also dives into which player in the NFL is most likely to benefit from the Jefferson contract. Later, John dives into how Lamar Jackson missed out on a $750,000 work-out bonus by not showing up to OTA's and even though the work-outs are voluntary, should Lamar have been there. Next, John talks about the Commanders cutting Brandon McManus and how kickers and punters have no leash if they screw up like other positions may have. Lastly, John answers your questions during this episode's mailbag segment. 6:12 - Justin Jefferson gets paid 19:27 - Lamar Jackson is a no-show 24:42 - Larry Allen passes away 27:38 - Brandon McManus gets cut 33:13 - Caitlin Clark's treatment 40:30 - Mailbag Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Colin is joined by John Middlekauff, host of “3 and Out” to talk offseason football! They start college football and Colin explains why he thinks the enormity of the 12 team playoff will render most rivalries obsolete (4:30) They break down why staffing changes will help USC turn the corner (10:30) and why four teams stand out as winning the NIL race (14:45) They make their projections for USC’s first year in the Big 10 (19:00), why it will be Ohio State’s conference going foward (23:00) and why Ohio State could regain their more physical identity after losing it for a very good reason (24:45). They project an explosion in college football ratings (26:30) talk about why Tom Brady is likely to be incredibly good as a color analyst on FOX broadcasts (28:00) and Colin explains why on-air chemistry is so difficult to achieve (31:30) Follow Colin and The Volume on Twitter for the latest content and updates! #Volume #Herd #3andOutSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Colin is joined by John Middlekauff, host of “3 and Out” to talk offseason football! They start with the Bears and whether being chosen for “Hard Knocks” could be a detrimental distraction (3:30), whether Matt Eberflus survives the season (5:15) and make their projections for the Bears in their first season with Caleb Williams (8:30) They both express their doubts that Aaron Rodgers will be able to survive the full 17 game season (11:30) and opine on what the huge contract for Jaylen Waddle means for Tua’s chances of signing an extension in Miami (20:00) Colin explains why the Bills will be fine without Stefon Diggs (26:00) and they both debate whether the Russell Wilson experiment in Pittsburgh could end sooner rather than later (31:00) Don’t forget to check back for part 2 of the conversation! (Timestamps may vary based on advertisements.) Follow Colin and The Volume on Twitter for the latest content and updates!  #Volume #Herd #3andOutSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John recaps his best moment from the week starting with his interview the Florida State GM talking about that position and what goes into being a GM at a college (6:00), later he dives into Dak talking about how he doesn't play football for the money and if he thinks that's actually true (59:26), and finally the reaction after hearing that the Bears will be on Hard Knocks (1:06:58). #Volume #Herd  Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John discusses the Bears being named to Hard Knocks for this upcoming season and why it shouldn't be a bad thing and is something that teams should start embracing. Next, John dives into the Jaylen Waddle contract extension and what if anything that contract means for some of the top WR's that have contracts ending in the next couple of seasons. Lastly, John reacts to the news that the SEC is going to start having injury reports during the season and why this is a good thing for college football. Lastly, John gets into his biggest issues during this episode's Fugazi Friday segment. 7:47 - Bears on Hard Knocks 18:08 - Waddle gets a contract extension 29:25 - Chris Foerster on the OL position 32:49 - SEC is doing injury reports 38:15 - Fugazi Friday Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John dives into the latest with Dak Prescott and his comments about how he doesn't play football for the money, do you believe that he doesn't care about getting the most possible money that he can. Later, John talks about the comments made by Mike Zimmer where he said that he is not going to change the way that he coaches, should the NFL change their off-season schedule, and USC has been trying to cancel their game against LSU. Lastly, John answers your questions during this episode's mailbag segment. 6:34 - Dak doesn't play for money 18:47 - Mike Zimmer makes headlines 22:41 - NFL off-season schedule 28:57 - USC vs. LSU 36:50 - Other NFL storylines 44:36 - Mailbag Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John Middlekauff reacts to the passing of Grayson Murray over the weekend and how this situation has hit the players and golf world a little bit differently because of how close all the players on tour are. Later, John dives into Scottie Scheffler coming in second place and how despite not winning, he is still incredibly dominant.  Lastly, John answers your questions during this episode's mailbag segment. 5:05 - Grayson Murrray's passing 15:48 - Scottie Scheffler doesn't win 21:25 - Mailbag Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John is joined by Florida State GM, Darrick Yray to discuss his journey from working with John at Fresno State to becoming the GM at Florida State. Darrick dives into being the first GM at FSU, his journey from Fresno to Oregon State to Florida State, what he does as the FSU GM, how the recruiting process works, working with Coach Norvell, and some of the top guys at FSU. It's all here and more! 8:23 - Transfer portal at FSU 11:00 - Being the first GM at FSU 16:07 - Darrick's story 19:32 - Working at Oregon State 27:04 - First task at FSU 29:55 - What does a GM do 34:30 - The recruiting process at Florida State Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John recaps his best of the week by breaking down Xander's wire-to-wire win at the PGA Championship (5:40), his interview with Michael Lombardi (15:54), discussing if Justin Fields should be the start in Pittsburgh (50:51), and reacting to all the holdouts with the 49ers (1:01:15). Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John dives into the issues surrounding the 49ers and how the holdout and contract situations will likely play out, how the Browns are telling the media one thing and what they are seeing is something completely different when it comes to Deshaun Watson, will Matt Stafford get a new contract, and the NFL giving Pittsburgh the draft next year. Lastly, John does an early Fugazi Friday segment. Later, John answers your questions on this episode's mailbag segment 6:14 - Holdouts in SF 16:02 - Watson isn't practicing 17:29 - Matt Stafford's contract 25:40 - Pittsburgh gets the draft 29:49 - Fugazi Friday 33:37 - Mailbag Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John dives into the latest with the storylines surrounding the Steelers, Justin Fields, and Russell Wilson on who will be the starter week one. Later, John discussed the pressure on the Jets and what should be expected from New York if Aaron Rodgers is healthy all season, and lastly, does Jaden Rashada have a case to sue Billy Napier over not getting 13-million dollars on NIL deals. Later, John answers your questions on this episode's mailbag segment 5:58 - Fields and the Steelers 16:22 - Pressure on the Jets 25:35 - Jaden Rashada sues over NIL deal 39:29 - Mailbag Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John dives into quarterback contracts and how they are extremely different than any other position in the NFL and if the Dolphins should rush to give Tua a new contract. Next, John talks about how teams should handle rookies during OTA's, and what's going on with Marvin Harrison Jr. and Fanatics. Later, John is joined by the former NFL GM Michael Lombardi. 7:05 - Quarterback contracts 19:31 - OTA's 28:26 - Marvin Harrison Jr. vs. Fanatics 33:23 - Michael Lombardi Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John Middlekauff reacts to Xander Schauffele winning the 2024 PGA Championship for his first major. Plus John dives into Bryson DeChambeau's run on Sunday to almost force a playoff, and Scottie Scheffler's arrest and his mugshot going viral on social media over the weekend. 7:42 - Xander wins the PGA Championship 14:22 - Bryson DeCambeau gave it a run 20:19 - Scottie Scheffler's arrest reaction 27:36 - LIV-PGA merger Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #HerdSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Gq Smoove

You Say If GB plays sf in Levi GB wins ummm Discount Double Choke Is 0-4 against sf in the playoffs no matter where they have played

Mar 11th
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Gq Smoove

You Said The Seagulls Don't Draft Well? Umm They Drafted Russ, DK, Lockett, Dick Sherman, Earl Thomas, Cam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner #WhatDoIKnowTho

Mar 11th
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John Wilson

thank you john! everybody hates the Bengals and so far your the only guy to talk really good about! luv the show man! who dey

Oct 11th
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Lyle Jenish

fantastic podcast

Mar 23rd
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John Wilson

love the podcast! I listen to every show !

Mar 23rd
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Matthew Evans

Love the show 5 stars.

Jan 20th
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Joshua John Mocarski

love the show how can I contribute?

Apr 28th
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Anne D.

Exceptional podcast. This show is very well produced. The host offers his more than apt experience in and knowledge of the league(NFL). These things result in an entertaining, informative and thought provoking show that I personally have come to look forward to more and more since it's introduction. To John and the hardworking team of people on the other side of the glass/studio, keep up the great work, I'll keep downloading it.. Niners!..

Jan 1st
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