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The Mike McFeely Mess

A podcast for those who like politicking, fishing, golfing, eating and boozing. And, generally, just talking.

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The McFeely Mess: Looking at the Bison-South Dakota game following NDSU's loss at Arizona
Wed Sep 21 15:45:49 EDT 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host Mike McFeely to look back at North Dakota State's loss at Arizona and to look ahead at the Bison's game at South Dakota this Saturday. 

What are the questions NDSU has going into the Missouri Valley Football Conference season? Will the Bison have a "hangover" after a tough loss in a game against an FBS opponent?

The McFeely Mess: Mike joins the 'Spears and Ali' show in Tucson
Fri Sep 16 21:28:41 EDT 2022
Podcast host Mike McFeely was in Tucson on Friday and joined the "Spears and Ali" show on ESPN Tucson to preview the North Dakota State vs. Arizona football game.

Hosts Justin Spears and Ali Farhangis asked Mike what makes Bison football special and what he believes are the keys to the game. Ali also gave dining tips in Tucson.

You can listen to "Spears and Ali" at the ESPN Tucson website: https://www.espntucson.com/spears-ali/

The McFeely Mess: Breaking down the NDSU-Arizona game
Wed Sep 14 15:11:51 EDT 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host Mike McFeely to take a close look at the football game between Norh Dakota State and Arizona on Saturday, Sept. 17.

What role will quarterback Cam Miller play? How important is this game to the Bison? Who has the potential to be an unexpected hero?

The McFeely Mess: Arizona football beat writer Michael Lev takes a look at Wildcats-Bison matchup
Tue Sep 13 13:00:52 EDT 2022
Arizona Daily Star and Tucson.com sports reporter Michael Lev joins podcast host Mike McFeely to preview the North Dakota State-Arizona football game from a Tucson-based perspective. Lev believes the matchups favor Arizona in at least a couple of important areas, but says the Wildcats can't afford to overlook the Bison.

The McFeely Mess: Looking at the Bison's game against North Carolina A&T
Wed Sep 07 16:52:15 EDT 2022
Forum writers Eric Peterson and podcast host Mike McFeely break down North Dakota State's Week 2 football game against North Carolina A&T. The Bison are coming off a 56-14 victory over Drake in the opener, but still have a number of unanswered questions.

A&T is a historically Black university and Mike shares what he learned from Aggies coach Sam Washington.

The McFeely Mess: Looking at Bison's opener against Drake
Wed Aug 31 14:59:48 EDT 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host Mike McFeely to look at North Dakota State's season-opening football game against Drake. They look at the questions about the Bison, the missed questions and what to look for Saturday in what is expected to be a blowout victory.

The McFeely Mess: Breaking down Bison football recruiting
Tue Jul 19 17:58:07 EDT 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host Mike McFeely to look at North Dakota State's football recruiting class of 2023. The Bison have commitments from 16 high school players so far, and expect to add a handful more before the end of July.

Peterson has interviewed and written about many of the recruits, including a western New York quarterback and a potential defensive back nicknamed "Pickett-tron."

The McFeely Mess: Bismarck lawyer, struck by rare disease, tells her tale of terror and recovery
Wed Jun 08 16:54:54 EDT 2022
Bismarck's Jackie Stebbins was a successful young attorney with a family, driven to succeed in North Dakota's capital city. It all changed when she was struck by a rare disease, autoimmune encephalitis, that caused anxiety, depression, shakes, seizures and eventually amnesia. She joins podcast host Mike McFeely to talk about her experience, her recovery and writing a book titled "Unwillable" to tell her story.

The McFeely Mess: Bison will face re-tooled Arizona program this fall
Mon Feb 07 13:12:28 EST 2022
Arizona landed perhaps the best recruiting class in the Pac-12 Conference and a top-25 class nationally among all Football Bowl Subdivision teams. A team that has been one of the worst FBS programs in the country might be significantly better as many of the top freshmen and transfers are expected to play for the Wildcats. The teams play in September in Tucson.
The McFeely Mess: From 25,000 feet, a look ahead at Bison football next season
Sun Jan 09 15:33:03 EST 2022
Dom Izzo, Jeff Kolpack and Mike McFeely recap FCS title game, preview 2022 season