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.
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This is the one where Andy & Peter get an extra hour AND attempt to broadcast while watching the dramatics of the Russia/Croatia quarterfinal – so some TicketTheater happens. Plus Buzz Carrick pops on to talk about FC Dallas and how they’ve managed to hit the top spot with a roster universally agreed is, at best, questionable.
This is the one where Andy & Peter marvel at England defeating their greatest boss level – the penalty shootout.
This is the one where Andy & Peter attempt to do justice to the drama of Belgium’s last gasp win over Japan and shake their heads at the shameful antics of Neymar Jr.
This is the one where Andy & Peter live through the stunning loss of Spain in PKs to Russia, live on the air. Plus, discussions about an article about “added time” in soccer and are they actually not adding enough, and a lengthy, in-depth discussion about VAR’s use in the World Cup.
This is the one where Andy & Peter talk about the first pair of Rd16 games and spend a segment discussing the pending departure of one Mauro Diaz.
This is the one where Andy & Peter wrap up the group stage with the subtle drama of Group H and the expected snoozer of Group G. Plus some thoughts on players not Messi or Ronaldo that have done themselves proud so far.
This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss a German-less World Cup.
This is the one where Andy & Peter roll around in the glory of a Messi Masterpiece Goal, and all of the other Group D (which stands for “Drama”). Oh, and France and Demark besmirched the game today. A pox on both of them.
This is the one where Andy & Peter attempt to explain the tense drama of Group B. Ronaldo missed a PK, and VAR was involved in more goals than on any previous day. Good Times.
This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss all of the World Cup action to date, including following the dramatics of Germany and Sweden that was playing out during the show. Also, Buzz Carrick calls into to update everyone on the breaking news that had come down from FC Dallas about the sale of a player and more questions surrounding Mauro Diaz.