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The Red Light Sports Network (RLSN) is dedicated to bringing accurate and reliable information to the listeners. With the ever expanding world of technology; RLSN will interact with listeners with the most efficient means of social media. RLSN will produce the highest quality product, while establishing long lasting relationships with other media sources and professional organizations. All sports; regardless of level, will receive the same professionalism and opportunity to receive coverage on RLSN. Representatives of RLSN will adhere to the highest standard of ethics when reporting on sporting events within their community. RLSN believes that supporting local and national organizations/ programs is a way to give back to the communities in which our listeners reside.

Episodes

  • Are the Wisconsin Badgers the biggest surprise in college football?

    Are the Wisconsin Badgers the biggest surprise in college football?

    29/09/2016 Duration: 30min

    Paul Chryst came back to Wisconsin and had to undo some of the things that Gary Anderson had in place. Chryst is a coach that will committ to the running game and recruit big burly lineman to dominate a game. There were many questions surrounding this young team. So far all they have done is knock of powerful LSU, and traveled to Michigan State and dominated the Spartans. The biggest suprise is a dominating defense that has allowed the Badgers to win four straight and climb to number eight in the AP Top 25 college football poll. They face a huge test Saturday as they travel back to Michigan to play the Wolverines. LSU who was knocked off in week 1 by Wisconsin fired coach Les Miles. Was this the right move? Who would be the right fit for the program? Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.

  • Five teams 3-0 after first three weeks in NFL, which ones are surprising?

    Five teams 3-0 after first three weeks in NFL, which ones are surprising?

    28/09/2016 Duration: 33min

    As week three ended, five teams remain undefeated. The New England Patriots were suppose to struggle because Tom Brady was suspended for the first four weeks. The Denver Bronocos had to find a replacement for Peyton Manning. Teddy Bridgewater injured his knee and dampered Super Bowl hopes, in Minnesota. The Baltimore Ravens were playing second fiddle to the Cincinatti Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers in a tough AFC North. Enter Doug Pederson and rookie Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles were hoping to establish a foundation for the future. Every team believes they can win every game, but these five teams were not suppose to get off to these fast starts. The season is long, but the 1972 Miami Dolphins can not pop the Champagne yet because the NFL still boosts five teams that mathematically have a chance to be the second team to go undefeated. Reality is that none of these teams will run the table, and a bump in the road will happen. However, are all five of these teams legitimte playoff teams? Evan and

  • Packers pounce on Lions early then hold on for victory

    Packers pounce on Lions early then hold on for victory

    27/09/2016 Duration: 31min

    The Green Bay Packers jumped out to a 31-3 lead behind Aaron Rodgers four first half touchdown passes. The Detroit Lions did not waive the white flag, and fought to the end falling one touchdown short, in the 34-27 defeat. Everything seemed to go right for the Packers in the first half, but they could only muster one field goal in the second half.  Eddie Lacy continued to run hard, and Mike McCarthy called his number 17 times. He finished with 103 yards and added one of his pounding 25 yard runs. The Lions moved the ball at will, and converted 57% on third down. The Packers run defense will hold on to their number ranking as they held the Lions to 50 yards on 22 attempts. The pass defense will tumble down the rankings as they allowed Matt Stafford to complete 28 of 41 passes for 385 yards. The Packers defense was without Clay Matthews, Morgan Burnett, and Sam Shields.  Does this game prove that the Packers offense is back on track? Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.  

  • Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

    Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

    23/09/2016 Duration: 30min

    The Green Bay Packers had a mediocre offensive output against a good Vikings defense. Now they face a Detroit Lions team that has given up 110 yards rushing and 296 yards passing per game. Along with giving up massive yards, they have also allowed 25.5 points in the first two games. On paper, this is a game that Aaron Rodgers and company should be drooling about. However, there has been no signs of a high powered offense, in the first two weeks.  The Packers defense has allowed a stingy 39 yards rushing per game, to rank first in the league. They have allowed 277 yards passing. This Lions offense does not have Calvin Johnson, but have been moving the ball up and down the field, averaging over 400 yards in the first two games. In the NFC North, you can throw the records and stats out, these games are going to be won in the trenches. The team that is "tougher" will be victorious. What do you think are the keys to the game? Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.

  • RLSR 92116 - Twitter Talk

    RLSR 92116 - Twitter Talk

    22/09/2016 Duration: 30min

    Troy and Evan talk the hot topics going on in sports today. They talk MLB, NFL, NCAA, NBA and more in this eposode. 

  • NFL week 2 recap and #PooTheBed Award

    NFL week 2 recap and #PooTheBed Award

    21/09/2016 Duration: 34min

    The Super Bowl is not won in week two, but a team that is 2-0 is off to a good start. There are a handful of teams that are boosting perfect records. There are also a handful of teams that have yet to register a win, and are searching for some answers. The other group of teams are 1-1. Which teams have looked like they are mid-season form, and which teams are still searching for answers.

  • Packers vs. Vikings game recap

    Packers vs. Vikings game recap

    20/09/2016 Duration: 31min

    It may only be week 2, but the winner of this game takes an early lead in the division. Evan and Troy will break down the game and talk about all of the key plays during the game. Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.

  • Packers and Vikings look for early advantage in NFC North

    Packers and Vikings look for early advantage in NFC North

    16/09/2016 Duration: 32min

    The Green Bay Packers travel to Minnesota as the Vikings open their new stadium, on Sunday night. The nation will be watching as the Vikings open US Bank Stadium, and one team will have the early lead in the NFC North. Both teams went on the road, in week 1, and returned home with a victory. The Vikings season was in question with the injury to Teddy Bridgewater, but they still have a quality defense to keep the Vikings in every game.  Green Bay will ride the arm of Aaron Rodgers, and the legs of Eddie Lacy. The Packers defense may not get much recognition, but they made a big play at the end of the game to secure the victory. What are the keys to victory? Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.

  • RLSR 91416 Sarah Barshop Talks Houston Texans with Evan and Troy

    RLSR 91416 Sarah Barshop Talks Houston Texans with Evan and Troy

    15/09/2016 Duration: 35min

    Expectations are high in Houston following their 9-7 2015 record. They signed Brock Osweiler during the off season to improve their passing game and Lamar Miller to replace the often injured Arian Foster. With one of the top defenses in the NFL, can their offense do enough to push the Texans to their second stright AFC South Title? Sarah Barshop of ESPN NFL Nation joins the show to talk about their week one win over the Chicago Bears and to give her thoughts on the Texans 2016 NFL Season. 

  • Football, more football, and maybe some baseball

    Football, more football, and maybe some baseball

    14/09/2016 Duration: 32min

    Teams can not win or lose the Super Bowl, in week one. Even a win in week one does not mean your season will be a success. The world of the NFL is one week at a time, and there are 16 teams with a winning record, and 16 teams with a losing record. You are only as good as the last game you played, so after week one there were some suprises, and some disappointments. Tonight we give you the best performances of week one, and some of the not so great efforts. There are about 20 games remaining in the MLB season, and the National League has three teams battling for the two wild-card positions. The American League has a handful of teams battling for the wild-card. As baseball gets overshadowed until the playoffs, there are some teams making a legitimate push towards the World Series. Has your opinion changed in the last week with the Yankess lingering two games back, and the Mets climbing into the second wild card, a 1/2 game ahead of the Cardinals. Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.

  • Packers sweat out victory over Jaguars in week one

    Packers sweat out victory over Jaguars in week one

    13/09/2016 Duration: 29min

    The Green Bay Packers had to sweat out a 27-23 victory, over the Jacksonville Jaguars, mentally and physically. The temperature on the field reached 113 degrees, and the Jaguars applied pressure on the Packers defense all day. Blake Bortles drove the Jaguars to the Green Bay 14 with :23 seconds remaining. On a fourth and one, the Packers defense held by tackling Allen Hurns short of the first down marker.  Aaron Rodgers had two touchdown passes and ran for another, on the opening drive. Statistically, Rodgers had an average day completing 20 of 34 passes for 199 yards. The Packers offense did not turn the ball over and converted 50% on third downs. The one mishap was in the red zone. On a third and two from the Jaguars two yard line, Rodgers barked out the signals. The offensive line went into pass protection but Rodgers handed the ball to James Starks who was smothered for no gain. A touchdown there could have given the Packers more breathing room. The Jaguars kept this game close by converting three of fo

  • Playoff loss a distant memory as the Green Bay Packers kick off 2016 season

    Playoff loss a distant memory as the Green Bay Packers kick off 2016 season

    09/09/2016 Duration: 30min

    With a whole off-season to think about the heartbreaking loss in the desert, the Green Bay Packers have to put those memories in a lock box and move forward. They will move forward, on Sunday, as they open their 2016 season at Jacksonville. The Jaguars are a young up and coming team that are drafting and developing. The Packers are a playoff team with Super Bowl aspirations.  You can compare stats from last year, but these teams are a year older and changes have been made to the rosters. Jordy Nelson missed the 2015 season with an ACL tear and returns, but the defense lost an big anchor in B.J. Raji who decided to retire. Green Bay addressed a need at middle linebacker with Blake Martinez, but he has never played a snap in the NFL. The Jaguars number one pick Dante Fowler, who also missed last season with an ACL tear returns. Blake Bortles leads an offense that added Chris Ivory to the backfield, and boosts a good young wide receiving unit with Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson, and Marquis Lee.  The Packers have

  • Time to start the journey to Super Bowl 51 NFL kicks off Thursday

    Time to start the journey to Super Bowl 51; NFL kicks off Thursday

    08/09/2016 Duration: 30min

    Thursday night is called a 'rematch' of Super Bowl 50, but time has changed the overall make-up of both teams. Kelvin Benjamin, who tore his ACL before the season started, returns to lead the Carolina Panthers receiving group. Peyton Manning retired and the Broncos will hand the reigns over Trevor Siemian. The Broncos also cut their leading rusher from a year ago, Ronnie Hillman. The teams are the same, but the winner of this game is only 1-0, and has 15 more games to endure before the NFL playoffs. With the start of the NFL, that means September baseball. The American League East has the most competitve division race. Boston, Toronto, and Baltimore are battling for the division title. The two teams remaining could also make the playoffs as the wildcard teams. The National League has one race, in the National League West. The Dodgers lead the Giants by four games, with 24 games remaining. Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.

  • RLSN - NFL and NCAA Chatter

    RLSN - NFL and NCAA Chatter

    07/09/2016 Duration: 28min

    The Minnesota Vikings wasted little time finding their replacment for the injured Teddy Bridgewater, sending a first and fourth round draft pick to the Eagles to get Sam Bradford. Does this push the Vikings back into playoff discussions?  What a weekend we had in college football and the new AP Top 25 is out. Evan and Troy disucss the latest Top 25. Also, it was discussed on Mike and Mike in the morning and Evan and Troy will discuss it too, should the NCAA change their overtime rules in football?  This and more on tonights Red Light Sports Ramble 

  • Bears sign Josh Sitton after being cut by Packers, NFL rosters finalized

    Bears sign Josh Sitton after being cut by Packers, NFL rosters finalized

    06/09/2016 Duration: 29min

    The Green Bay Packers made some interesting moves on cut down day. Former pro bowl guard Josh Sitton was among the final cuts, on Saturday. Sitton played eight seasons in Green Bay and started 112 games. The Chicago Bears wasted no time snatching up Sitton, inking him to a three year deal. Inside linebacker has been a topic of discussion for the past few seasons. Sam Barrington was released which means the Packers will most likely start rookie Blake Martinez alongside Jake Ryan. In another suprising move, the Packers opted to keep three quarterbacks on the roster. Joe Callahan played his way to a roster spot with extended time, in the pre-season. Finally, it doesn't seem like much, but the Packers do not have a long snapping specialist. Rick Lovato was released meaning that Mason Crosby now has to put his faith in two new faces to execute the kicking game. There were some other big names on the market across the NFL. Mark Sanchez was suppose to be the stop gap after Peyton Manning retired. However, the Denve

  • The wait is finally over, one week until the games count in the NFL

    The wait is finally over, one week until the games count in the NFL

    02/09/2016 Duration: 35min

    Tonight we talk about some of the possible story lines heading into the NFL season. The Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings are already reeling after injuries to their quarterback. It is hard to critique any team throughout the pre-season because the starters play limited minutes. However, it is a chance to see the 2016 draft picks put on the pads for the first time, in an NFL game. Over the next two days, teams will have some tough decisions to make as they shape their rosters to the league mandated 53 man limit. Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.

  • NFL News clears Harrison, Peppers, and Matthews preseason changes in future

    NFL News clears Harrison, Peppers, and Matthews; preseason changes in future

    01/09/2016 Duration: 29min

    The NFL released a statement today regarding the fate of James Harrison, Clay Matthews, and Julius Peppers:  The NFL found no credible evidence that Pittsburgh's James Harrison and Green Bay's Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers were provided with or used substances prohibited under the NFL-NFL Players Association Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances following a comprehensive investigation into allegations made in a documentary by Al Jazeera America.  Peyton Manning was also mentioned in this documentary but was cleared by the NFL, in July. No information was provided about former Green Bay Packer Mike Neal, who is a free agent.  Although the injury to Teddy Bridgewater occured in practice, the chatter around the NFL is that the league is looking at a number of options to reduce the number of games, in the preseason. Jason La Canfora published and article on CBSsports.com discussing some future options. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/the-nfl-preseason-is-not-going-away-anytime-soon-but-changes-are-on

  • Vikings season torn apart with Bridgewater injury

    Vikings season torn apart with Bridgewater injury

    31/08/2016 Duration: 33min

    The goal of the NFL preseason is to shape a 53- man roster and hope that no starters go down with significant injury. Last year, the Green Bay Packers lost Jordy Nelson for the season. The Jacksonville Jaguars lost Dante Fowler, their number one pick. In the preseason, it is not if an injury will occur, but when and who this injury will happen to. This year, the "wow" injury started with Tony Romo, and today Teddy Bridgewater tore his ACL and dislocated his left knee. The Vikings had been taking steps forward under Don Zimmer and won the NFC North, in 2015. Bridgewater had positioned himself as the franchise quarterback, and had a chance to beat Seattle in the playoffs, but Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal. Expectations were high in Minnesota, and now their fate lies in the arm of aging veteran Shaun Hill and former Wisconsin Badger Joel Stave.  Listen in and call the show with your thoughts on the injury bug that has struck the NFL.

  • Kaepernicks play on field not his political views will mark the end with 49ers

    Kaepernick's play on field not his political views will mark the end with 49ers

    30/08/2016 Duration: 30min

    Chip Kelly has taken over as the main man in San Francisco. The Colin Kaepernick of old may have been a perfect fit for the up-tempo offense that Kelly runs. However, after losing his starting job last season and enduring surgery, in the off-season, Kaepernick may be lucky to have spot on the bench. In a non-football related issue, Kaepernick decided to sit during the National Anthem. He was quoted as saying to NFL Media, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color." This silent statement has cause national controversy. Ian Rapoport obtained a statement from the NFL, "Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem." What are your thoughts? Do you think that Kaepernick can spearhead a change by sitting during the National Anthem?

  • When Clayton Kershaw returns from DL, he will be without his personal catcher.

    When Clayton Kershaw returns from DL, he will be without his personal catcher.

    26/08/2016 Duration: 27min

    The big news in the world of sports is that Ryan Lochte has been formally charged in Brazil for reporting a false robbery. He could face jail time if convicted. It is not like Brazil is making up something because of Lochte's name. Should you falsify a police report in the United States you could also be subject to fines and imprisonment. Given the details that we know, should Lochte serve jail time? Long time Los Angeles catcher A.J. Ellis was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Carlos Ruiz. The move doesn't seem to make much sense, because this was not a major upgrade. The Dodgers may have only been thinking offense, but how will this affect Clayton Kershaw? Some pitchers have preferred catchers and that is what Ellis was for Kershaw. When you build that rapport, a pitcher has complete trust in the way a catcher is calling the game. Will Ruiz and Kershaw mesh? Listen in and call the show with your thoughts.

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