Producer of the Wes McElroy Show from 3pm - 6pm
Jesse has been with Clear Channel Media & Entertainment since 2010. He considers himself a Richmond transplant as he has lived in the River City for over 10 years now but grew up in the Western Maryland area. Deciding to attend VCU he studied Broadcast Journalism and English while spending time working at radio stations WVCW and WRIR. Jesse is currently the producer for the Wes McElroy Show as well as other shows for Sports Radio 910. Being from the Maryland area he is a diehard fan of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Capitals. Besides his work at Sports Radio 910 he also writes a blog for VCU basketball’s radio website.
1 – Fall Beers! – The football season is always the biggest sign that fall is here. For us in the Mid-Atlantic we need this sign because it can still stay warm for a few weeks. Recently though, the temperatures have been dropping so it’s time to retire those light summer lagers in favor of fall ones. These beers give you a little bit more a full and warm feeling during tailgating or couch-gating. Of course the big hits of this season are pumpkin beers so here’s a few of my favorites;
2 – Eagles-Chiefs – Who would have thought that a game between these two teams would be one of the most anticipated of the early season? Of course the biggest story line is the return of former Eagles head coach Andy Reid to Philly but on the rival sideline. It will be interesting to see how the Philly fans react to his return; Reid did win 6 divisional titles and lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl appearance, but remember that this is a fan base that cheered when Michael Irvin broke his neck. Under Chip Kelly the Eagles’ offense has lived up to its offseason hype, but he has also shown his newness to the NFL with some poor clock management in what could have been a win over the Chargers. Also don’t look now but the Chiefs are 2-0 behind what seems to be a rejuvenated Alex Smith and one of the best run defenses in the league.
3 – They’re Not Sleepless In Seattle – Unbelievable atmosphere for the Seahawks crushing defeat over the 49ers; I don’t think a crowd has been that loud, in that city, since the grunge days. If that continues it’s going to be very hard for any team to beat them at home; actually they look hard to beat if you were playing them on a deserted island. In two games the Seahawks have limited two high octane quarterbacks (Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick) and their offenses to only 10 points. Seattle’s secondary is currently the best in the league, like I said before the season, statistically only allowing an average of 113 passing yards a game. With a very easy stretch of the schedule coming up, outside of a road meeting with Houston in week 4, this team could be 9-1 when they meet the Falcons in week 10. Also for their next game, a home game against Jacksonville, some Vegas sports books have them as a 20-point favorite!
4 – The Dreaded 0-2 Start – While 0-2 may not seem like a bad start with a 16 game schedule, since 1990 only 22 of 190 teams starting the season 0-2 have made it to the playoffs. While it’s not surprise that teams like Jacksonville, Cleveland, Carolina, and Tampa Bay have started the season this way, there are some teams out there that may need to go back to the drawing board
5 – The Deceiving 2-0 Start – On the flipside of the 0-2 start there’s the 2-0 start. While since 1990 63 percent of the teams that have started the season this way have made the playoffs, there are a few teams out there at this mark that are still surrounding by questions.