The KickAround is simply about talking soccer and all that implies.
Andy & Peter bring the Dallas area perspective of the game, but in a way familiar to The Ticket. The show gives sanctuary to the segment of the true Ticket P1 who also love soccer. Now, after 20 years, a place for them is found on Saturdays, 2-4.
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Peter Welpton is a life long soccer fan with a 25 year radio career and somehow lucked into mixing the two into this weekly production. He has a real job, but spends his free time playing, writing and talking about soccer. (Dirty secret: the only reason he’s really doing this is to get an invite to Sturm’s annual English soccer trip)
Andy Swift is a soccer lifer who began his professional career as a TV reporter covering “futbol” before tackling management positions with the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas), Major League Soccer, Dallas Cup, and FIFA. When taking time off from his soccer gigs, he spends too much time over-managing his Diamond Mind Baseball computer Geek-Ball league team.
(*Note* – As of 4/3/17 all shows prior to 2017 have been pulled from the site. This was a space and cost savings measure. If there is a show you’re looking for, email us and we’ll find a way to get that file to you.)
This is the one where the wheels really went flying off. The first of the new year, Andy & Peter had a brand new board op and had to manage an uncertain end time. But they do spend a great segment talking to Brad Rothenburg, who has some insightful and hot opinions on Jonathon Gonzalez’s decision to flip from US to Mexico.
This is the one where Andy & Peter do their final show of 2017, roll around in the massive pile of EPL game played, playing and to be played over the holiday session. Also, because another chapter had been played that same day – they do some “Old Firm” talk. Oh, and a smidge of “Black Mirror” talk.
This is the one where Andy and Peter, for the first time in a couple of months, are back in the “nurturing biosphere of the mothership” and talking about the start of the EPL holiday schedule. Man City is running away with it and everyone else is watching in awe.
This is the one where you can’t say Andy and Peter didn’t give you a gift for the holidays. A three hour show (well, it’s actually just under 2 hours when we take out the commercials, but you didn’t want to hear those anyway) filled with soccer talk and what certainly will win the show it’s first “eBrake” of the week honors. (if it doesn’t there’s a conspiracy).
This is the one where Justin fills in for Andy, who’s off to MLSCup 2017. Justin and Peter preview that big game, along with the following day’s two giant derbys, Merseyside and Manchester. Plus Justin arrives with a bit all soccer fans love -“new rules to make soccer more fun” – boy, does Justin hit that one out of the park.
This is the one, where after a month of being benched for SMU football, the boys are back to discuss the 2018 World Cup Draw, that bonkers Arsenal/ManUtd game and close the show with Andy’s now famous story of telling a Panamian Ball Boy how he may have cost his country a slot in the 2014 World Cup. (don’t miss this)
This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss the current “bleh” that is the MLS Playoff format and what might be a better one. Plus the USSF very well may have an opening for President – who’s now offering to run and what type of person does it really need to properly operate? That and “pooping Barbie dog” talk.
This is the one where Andy and Peter return to Boston’s in Irving and discuss United’s big win over Spurs and all the other day’s EPL action. The boys also reflect on the 20th anniversary of the Burn’s USOC win – they were both there that night. Plus they pour one out for The Huntsmen as FC Dallas has historically bonked and the guys give their opinions on why it happened and how to apply some “Fix this Sh#t, Rich!” thinking to getting it right in 2018.
This is the one where Andy & Peter provide recovery, relief and support to anyone affected by the USMNT’s stunning fall out of Russia2018. Live from Boston’s Pizza in Irving, they discuss what happened, how it happened and what should be done to “Fix this Sh!t, Rich!”. Plus a live P1 “Airing of Grievances”.
This is the one where Andy & Peter celebrate and discuss the USMNT giant win over Panama in Orlando, and break down where the team stands in qualifying for Russia2018. Plus a full reveal of what actually happened behind MLS’ fine of FCD for a game day roster violation and can the Huntsmen salvage their disappointing season?