Behind the Episode -Chapter 40- He Didn’t Say It On This Pod

LEGENDARY. That is another episode in the books. And it is Behind the Episode Chapter 40 time. I ended up being a few minutes late to the start of this one. In the background I was posting some Miami Dolphin clips on Twitter. I figured when you bring the host of the #OBBFins pod on, you should set the mood.

And it didn’t take long to get into it. John Michaels is such a professional. I am always amazed how he is just so effortless in his delivery. I have said this before, I suffer from a little dyslexia from time to time and I listen back to shows and I am dumbfounded. I have zero recollection saying what I said. In my mind, I said things so much differently.

Michaels doesn’t suffer from such afflictions. The guy is a pro’s pro. He has had a career long worth of experience in the NFL and on radio. And he brought some sterling strong takes. The hot topic this week was the same one that made the Fox national news. TVD made a comment about the college atmosphere at Hard Rock Stadium or better said, the lack thereof.

He didn’t say it on the Orange Bowl Boys. Nope. He sure didn’t. But TVD certainly said it on that one. Michaels was unapologetic in the sense he believed TVD said nothing wrong. And where I agree, something later on in the show made me honestly feel I wish Van Dyke didn’t say it at all. We live in a society where you don’t have to say something necessarily wrong but it doesn’t stop certain outside entities from telling you you’re wrong.

For example, in your core you can believe in the family structure. Of course I do. I have a wife and my children and I would do anything for them. But if I publicly comment on believing in that traditionalist sense I could be ridiculed, labeled and taken out of context. TVD learned that example. He was not wrong in any sense of the imagination. The college atmosphere doesn’t exist at Hard Rock. Has it ever really have?

But Barstool sports does a hit piece and they vilify the kid for essentially saying what is true. And the part that wishes it never saw the light of day was when I thought how rival schools will use that clip as ammunition. Of course they will. They will use just about anything to get a recruiting advantage. In this case, “Why do you want to play for no fans, even the quarterback prefers the road games.” People make narratives fit to their advantage. Of course they do.

In the middle of that interview I had to leave real quick. I always kept what I did hidden but I can’t do that anymore. The Orange Bowl Boys were the reason my profession saw the light of day but to their credit, they have always known, accepted and accommodated that. “Bye Ro.” In this case the call type sounded worse on paper than the actual call itself. I try to think what HIPPA violations I might be walking into If I were to share more. But let me try to talk with HR first.

Most of the guys (and girls) at the firehouse, when we aren’t running calls, just live our lives as if we are at home. In my case when all my job responsibilities are done, I write for the OBB Legend and make X/O videos. I never really watch a ton of TV but typically in the background there is some baseball going on. I was watching Judge hit another homerun while I once again tuned out Scoop.

The Power Poll made me laugh because we added some provoking music to it. The 70’s called and the maiden doesn’t have any money for the repairs. It sucked having to put FSU number one in the Power Poll. They will lose and I am confident our offense will pick up. Still a ton of hope on the horizon for this Miami Hurricanes team.

When this Behind the Episode Chapter 40 episode came to a close it did so realizing my dyslexia was inviting a new family member. Amnesia. I have no idea who the hell I picked in the Pick-ems segment. But that’s what happens when you have three people call out sick to the Chief while the show was going on. It’s crazy. It is. But I wouldn’t change my life for the world.

About the Author: Roman Marciante

Born and raised in South Florida. Local Boy. Husband. Tali and Franco’s dad. “Hey grandpa, is there a local college team we can watch?” “Do they throw the ball?” They don’t run the option do they?” Thus the love affair was born. Proud supporter of St Thomas Aquinas Raider nation and alum. One day got in a studio with two other buddy’s and started a conversation about a local team and the rest was history. A former pro athlete who secretly had a CIA job and some people call “Chief.” Yells “Bang” a lot. “It is not wrong, it is just different.” Managing Editor for the OBB Legend, host of X’s and Ro and Student of the Game connoisseur. I still remember the day I beat Mike Tyson in a fight. 007-373-5963. Thanks for all your help Mac. I couldn’t have done it without you.

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