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The hosts of the Odd Couple Sports Show are Adam Ragle and Chris Schmidbauer. Adam graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts and instantly got an internship with 92.5 KISS FM. While interning with KISS Adam realized promotions was not the thing for him and that he wanted to be more involved with anything sports related. So he hooked up with 1370 WSPD and 1230 WCWA getting involved in all sorts of sporting events ranging from a high school score board show to engineering the tail gate show live in lot 10 for the University of Toledo football team. From there he eventually earned his way into being the road engineer for the UT Football broadcasts while also conducting interviews with the players that aired during the pregame portion of the broadcast. On November 2, 2009 the Odd Couple Sports Show was born thanks to the hard work of Adam and the original co-host Andy Wilson. And 3 co-host later the show is still rocking....
Chris Schmidbauer took over the co-pilot seat on the Odd Couple in the Fall of 2010. Prior to becoming a full time co-host, Chris served as a weekly guest on the show. Chris was born and bred in Toledo, and he attended Ohio State, where he served as a manager under Jim Tressel with the Buckeye football team. He was with the scarlet and gray from 2001-2005, and Chris says it was one of the best times of his life. It was in Columbus that Chris realized he would like a career in sports journalism. Since he moved back to the Glass City in 2008, Chris has been heavily involved in the Toledo sports scene. Aside from the Odd Couple, he was the sports editor for the Toledo Free Press, a weekly panelist on the Tailgate Frenzy on NBC 24, and is a color analyst for Whitmer Panther athletics on WRSCradio.com. The workload suits this sports fanatic just fine, and Chris is thankful for all the opportunities that have come his way.
I know we have been extremely lazy lately when it comes to updating the blog portion of our website. The problem is part laziness, part short staffed(we are only a 2 man operation), and part just being frustrated by the process of uploading audio for those of you that miss the show or just can't get enough of the Odd Couple Sports Show(we spend most days in the studio until at least 1pm messing around with the stupid thing). In the coming days, weeks, and months we will try very vigilantly to keep this side of things update with our thoughts and news on the show.
With March Madness right around the corner we will post our brackets so you can follow along at home and make fun of us when or brackets die a horrible fiery death. You can compete with us if you'd like just shoot us an email with your picks and we will announce how things are going after each day of the tournament. Sorry we don't have any prizes so you would be competing for pride and bragging rights.
Also if you've been living under a rock or just haven't been able to check us out consistently then you missed the big news for the show... We will be broadcasting LIVE from Goodyear Arizona which happens to be the home of the Cleveland Indians Spring Training starting on March 5th and going the entire week. Throughout the course of the week we will try to bring on all of the big names in the Tribe's organization including some of your favorite players. If you would like to request anyone please feel free to email us at email@example.com. All 5 days of that week will be all about the Cleveland Indians as we will have the grunt work of watching them play in sunny Arizona and schmoozing with other members of the media from around the state of Ohio.
And lastly I'm sure all of you are wondering how the final NFL pick ems shook out so here it goes... for the second straight year Adam won the Odd Couple Sports Show pick ems. Heading into Super Bowl XLVI Chris was behind by 2 games so to make it interesting we went double or nothing on the big game and picked the score to be a tie breaker if needed. Chris went against his better judgment and chose the New England Patriots with Tom Brady winning the MVP and the game by a score of 27-24. Since Adam was in the lead he let Chris pick who he wanted and was stuck with the other team so Adam had to pick the New York Giants(which he was fine with by the way) and went with Hakeem Nicks to win the MVP by a score of 27-13. Since the Giants won none of those other things mattered and Adam won the entire pick ems by 3 games. With this year's NFL and College Football pick ems Adam has won all 3 head to head matchups and is the ultimate authorita on all things for the Odd Couple Sports Show.
This maybe the last post for a while(hopefully not) but we will try to keep a journal of our travels to Goodyear starting next week. Thanks and take care and keep coming back for more....