Former University of Michigan and Jacksonville Jaguars running back, Chris Howard, brings his unique perspective and vivid storytelling to sports fans everywhere. Each week, Chris addresses the most important headline-grabbing stories to uncover the “why”
This week on The Player and The Fan Chris and Glenn recap the boring bowling green game and JJ shows us there are still lessons to be learned. Chris explains why night games against lesser opponents are a recipe for disaster. Also, the primetime effect but people forget about the Harbaugh Effect!
Michigan Football continues to look like an elite program behind JJ McCarthy and a stingy defense. Chris and Glenn says there is no need to worry about the run game. Is this finally time Texas gets over the hump and breaking news with regard to Mel Tucker and MSU!
Michigan does what it needs to do to put away ECU. JJ McCarthy is a different player. Colorado proves the "do it the right way crowd" wrong.
With the regular-season opener in Pittsburgh rapidly approaching, the San Francisco 49ers are still without star defensive end Nick Bosa because of a contract dispute. American sprinter Noah Lyles won the 200-meter event at the World Athletics Championships in Hungary on Friday. However, it wasn't Lyles' performance on the track that made the most headlines. Raiders RB - 1 year, 12 million .. the trend continues
Special guest former University of Michigan DL/De James Hall comes on the podcast to clear up the misconceptions surrounding NIL as it relates to the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan. This discussion has the fan reconsidering his donations to the champions circle
Today's episode of The Player and The Fan Chris and Glenn discuss the potential of Notre Dame joining the Big Ten. How Michigans running back recruiting strategy makes sense for todays NFL and who are their picks for who needs to have a big year for the Maize and Blue
Dalvin Cook agrees to one-year deal with the Jets and Patriots signing ex-Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott to one-year deal. Should the 49ers have traded him last year? Remember the 49ers moved up from No 12 to 3 in the 2021 NFL draft to select Lance and gave up 3 1st round draft picks. He got sacked 4 times.Aug. 4, 2023 — might be remembered as the day the Pac-12 Conference officially died after 108 years.
Undefeated three-division champion Terence “Bud” Crawford emphatically stamped his place in the history books with a ninth-round TKO over the previously unbeaten Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. to become the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era. Burrow hurt ... calf injury. Could this close a window on a Super Bowl run for the Bengals? Bosa has not reported to camp yet - 49ers say all is good Oregon Coach Lanning commenting on Colorado ... shots fired after Colorado is back in the big 12
Bronny suffers cardiac arrest. Aaron Rodgers – Aaron Rodgers Takes a Pay Cut and Signs a 2-Year, $75 Million Deal With the Jets, AP Source Says. Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, NCAA working toward 4-game suspension over recruiting investigation. Michigan recruiting violations - will this change beating Ohio State? How will this impact recruiting?
Venables doesn't appear to be a fan of Sanders' approach to building a roster at Colorado. Jason breaks down the Hit Netflix show Quarterbacks ... Some are calling it the evolution of Hard Knocks.Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs and Tony Pollard were all handed the franchise tag this offseason by the Giants, Raiders and Cowboys, and they had until Monday afternoon to agree to a long-term contract.
Chris and Jason are back with another episode and they're bringing their own opinions on some of the top headline grabbing stories in the world of sports
LIV and PGA are now together ... What do you say to all the players that left hundreds of millions of dollars on the table staying true to the PGA? McGregor vs the mascot and new sexual assault allegations ... what should be done? He is like a tiger on a walk without a chain - are we just watching to see what he will do vs protecting the world that he engages with. John Jones and Nnganou meet at PFL face to face. Will they fight?
Has Jordan Poole's post season performance broken the organizations trust in him?Ja Morant another gun video. What can be done about his situation? Chris and Jason tackle some hard truths in this episode.
We're back with some exciting topics. Like it's incredible to think that Michael Jordan one of the greatest talents to ever play the game and arguably the goat has missed on drafting so many elite players. Is it time for Michael to retire from ownership? Also Ja Morant seeks the help he needs but lets talk about this culture of Keeping it Reel.
Chris and Jason are back with timely discussions about everything happening in the world of sports.
This weeks episode Chris and Jason cover topics like guaranteed contracts. Why is professional football the only sport not to have them. Who will step up for the Lakers with LeBron out for a few weeks.
Chris and Jason cover a host of topics in this weeks episode. Is KD a leader and does KD fit better in a leaderless role. The Super Bowl played out exactly how Chris predicted but for the wrong team.
Chris and Jason return to get you up to date on all the latest happenings in the sports world. For instance who is the greatest Laker?Also with Aaron Rodgers and Derek Carr looking for new homes who would you rather have leading your team if you had the choice?
In this episode Jason and I discuss the let down on the Vikings, Francis Ngannou's big decision and where will the top 3 big name QB's be playing next season.
This episode Jason and Chris discuss rumors circling Jim Harbaugh's future in the NFL. What will the Colts do with Jeff Saturday? What more can the NFL do to protect players. That and more.
In this episode Jason is back and we jump into a host of topics. Jason makes his pitch for Tome Brady to join the Raiders and I think Sean Payton is right man to turn around the Broncos
This episode I do deep dive into wether or not college football rankings matter due to the transfer portal. Also Tory Vincent said the loud part out loud at NFL owners meeting. Does the NFL Combine resemble a slave auction and does it need a makeover. Also I breakdown the CFP matchups between Michigan/TCU and Ohio State/Georgia
On this week's episode I'm rolling solo without my partner in crime but I go this. In this episode I discuss why players opting out of bowl games is the right decision. Why are we seeing so many all injuries? and what's next for Baker Mayfield. I also pumped my brakes on my Vikings hype train because of their defense and more on this episode of Plugged in with Chris Howard.
Chris sits down with friend and founder of Dedication to Community Quentin Williams to discuss his career as an NFL and NBA executive, the power of the professional athlete, NIL and organizations like the NFL and NBA evaluate high character draft picks.
On this episode Chris and Jason cover a variety of topics; from Jerry Jones defending Dan Prescott to what it would mean if the Minnesota Vikings when the Super Bowl.
I had a chance to interview a former teammate of mine Jackson State University and Jacksonville Jaguars legend Jimmy Smith. He has an incredible story to tell from being drafted in the 2nd Round to the Dallas Cowboys, to his agent and Jerry Jones negotiating his contract in the back of his car on the way to the airport to his incredible NFL career to his struggles with addiction.
In this episode Chris and Jason cover a bevy of topics. From Kyrie doubling down to issuing an apology to it's time for the Lakers to say goodbye to Russ and AD. Jason and I both believe it the Eagles vs the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
In this episode Chris Howard and Jason talk about a variety of topics from Kanye's Donna Sports agency to the toxic teammates. Also does Christian McCaffrey help 49ers in their bid to make a run at a Super Bowl Championship? #KanyeWest #DondaSports #NFL
What an honor it is to sit down with founder of Go Long and author of The Blood and Guts: How Tight Ends Saved Football. The book is amazing and Tyler does an masterful job at capturing the essence and vulnerability of some of the most hardened individuals to ever play the game. From Mike Ditka to Rob Gronkoswi the book contains stories you'll never hear unless you knew these men personally. The book goes beyond the X's and O's and instead humanizes the men behind the facemarks in a manner that we can all relate to.