BBRR: Guess Who’s Back? Pre-Camp Show (Part 2)

July 21, 2017

This podcast picks up where the guys left off in part one of their pre-camp show. It's the conclusion of their first show together after several weeks off. Your cast:

Lorin Cox (@CoxSports1)
Phil Ottochian (@FulphilO
Shayne Marsaw (@wasram)
Aldo Gandia (@BearsBarroom
Jose Cotto (@Deuce_Pesos


BBRR: Guess Who’s Back? Pre-Camp Show (Part 1)

July 20, 2017

After a summer hiatus the barflies are back to talk football and bust balls. The time away was so long the guys rapped for two hours so we've divided things up into two one hour shows.

As always the guys bring their own inimitable styles:

Lorin Cox (@CoxSports1) always displays his Xs & Os knowledge while minding his Ps & Qs with a dash of R-rated talk
Phil Ottochian (@FulphilO) aka Draft Dr. Phil is a football savant who is never lacking a learned opinion 
Shayne Marsaw (@wasram) through win, lose or tie the mailman, as he's known, always delivers well researched opinions
Aldo Gandia (@BearsBarroom) is the show's host and long-time Bears fan. He's followed the team since 1967 and leads the group in hangovers.

Jose Cotto (@Deuce_Pesos) was unable to join the reunion show, but we hope to have him back soon.


Bears Barroom Radio - Scouting Packers & Busting Balls

June 5, 2017

In the second installment of our series detailing what the Chicago Bears' division rivals have done this offseason we turn our attention to the Green Bay Packers. Green and Gold aficionado Robert Trader joins Aldo Gandia to look at all of the key transactions Packers' general manager Ted Thompson made since the end of the season.

The last seven minutes of the show are dedicated to some good natured ball busting as Robert and Aldo exchange barbs. The "humor" is NSFW.


Bears Barroom Radio - 90 Man Roster

June 2, 2017

The fate of a football team's upcoming season can be better forecast by studying its 90 man roster. Danny Shimon joins Jose Cotto to help Aldo Gandia dissect some parts of the Chicago Bears' roster. Danny and Jose look at some of the players and position groups they like and some they are concerned about.


Bears Barroom Radio - Victor Cruz & Scottie Ferrell

May 26, 2017

Salsa music starts the show in celebration of the signing of Victor Cruz by the Chicago Bears. But is it really a good thing? That's the first topic on the show. 

The guys later talk about Cameron Meredith's ascension and if you have not seen Draft Dr. Phil's tape analysis of him CLICK HERE. 

Later the discussion turns to the possible move of Kyle Long to left guard. Everyone has some reservations about the move and remember that Phil has, all along, wanted Long at left tackle, not guard. CLICK HERE to see his tape analysis of Long.

"Scottie Ferrell" makes a special appearance and there's lots more.


Bears Barroom Radio - Buffone

May 22, 2017

John Buffone is a televison new reporter for Blue Ridge 11 News. He's also the nephew of legendary Chicago Bears outside linebacker Doug Buffone. He joins BBRR host Aldo Gandia to look back at Doug's playing career, his unforgettable radio rants and a beloved family man. 



Bears Barroom Radio - QB Reps & Answering Your Questions

May 19, 2017

How are the Chicago Bears going to distribute snaps among their four quarterbacks? That's the first topic on this installment of Bears Barroom Radio. Can Mitch Trubisky get a satisfactory amount of snaps to progress appropriately? Will the Bears cheat Mike Glennon, their No. 1 QB, if they give Trubisky a good share of snaps? What about Mark Sanchez? He, Glennon and Trubsiky have no experience with the playbook. And, what about Connor Shaw, a fan favorite, does he deserve a good share of snaps?

Along with that topic the crew tackle several questions submitted via twitter.


Bears Barroom Radio - Reviewing The Vikings’ Draft

May 12, 2017

Know thy enemy! The Chicago Bears have now lost four of their last five games against the Minnesota Vikings. Did the Vikings have the kind of draft that could fortify their forces and extend their recent dominance? Bears Barroom Radio host Aldo Gandia talks to Vikings Territory BJ Reidell to get the lowdown on the 2017 Minnesota Vikings draft, the future of Teddy Bridgewater and more.


Bears Barroom Radio - Emily Kaplan of MMQB

May 8, 2017

Mitch Trubisky. Mitch Trubisky. Mitch Trubisky. It's all Chicago Bears fans can talk about. And, for that matter, the national media seems fixated on Trubisky and general manager Ryan Pace's clandestine operation to land his targeted quarterback. On this show, host Aldo Gandia talks with Emily Kaplan (twitter: @emilymkaplan) of and Sports Illustrated about Pace's "covert ops" to acquire the quarterback. Aldo also details why he believes Pace should not have traded valued draft assets to move up one slot for Trubisky. 

Aldo references Chase Stuart's recent work at and you can find those articles by CLICKING HERE and HERE. You can also find Emily Kaplan's work at by CLICKING HERE.


Bears Barroom Radio - Post Draft Talk - Part 2

May 5, 2017

This is Part 2 of our post draft discussion. In Part 1, we dissected the Chicago Bears trading up one slot to acquire Mitchell Trubisky. In this installment of Bears Barroom Radio the four other draft picks are analyzed.  NSFW

Make sure you follow the guys on Twitter:

Jose Cotto @Deuce_Pesos
Shayne Marsaw @wasram
Phil Ottochian @FulphilO
Lorin Cox @CoxSports1
and Aldo at @BearsBarroom