Sac Republic FC #1 in the West

Sac Republic is at the top of the table, coming into the end of their regular season. They will start off the playoffs in a good spot. Coach Buckle Says some good stuff a couple weeks back about winning or pulling out an equalizer at the end of games. We have the postgame interview here of the 4-0 win over the Timbers 2. Click this to watch.File_000

Nick Clark Spotted Dog Yoga

Yoga with Nick Clark at Spotted Dog Yoga

Nick Clark Spotted Dog YogaWhy would you want more strength, flexibility, integrity and purpose in your life? Nick Clark from Spotted Dog Yoga in Folsom, CA explains why and how. He gives a demo on your breath and how it all starts. Enjoy!

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Sally Mello

Why SUP With Mello Marine

Sally MelloThe answer to “Why SUP with Mello Marine?” can be answered with,  “just because.” Sally Mello give the reasons why Stand Up Paddling is such a great sport for your body. She also gives you a guide for you to get your next, or even first, board. For a follow-up video that can help you decide, watch this!

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Harry Williams scores for SRFC

Sac Republic V Seattle Sounders 2, July 2nd, 2016

Harry Williams scores for SRFC

Harry Williams scores for SRFC

Harry Williams opens the score sheet with Mike da Fonte with the go ahead goal! SRFC wins 2-1. We talk with Paul buckle,Mike da Fonte, William Hodges from Sports, Charlie Lyon and we have The Phantom of 98 Rock Fame with us as a guest commentator with Tee Rex on the Radio. Nuggets of truth include finishing and continuing to look for opportunities after failed attempts at the goal.

Brandi Chastain and Bonney Field

Brandi Chastain at Sac Republic with Big Win

Brandi Chastain and Bonney FieldSac Republic V TorosSac FC Come away with a big 3 points. Brandi Chasten was there playing in the first game of a double header at Bonny Field. She give great advice about pushing on to new heights and progressing in your sport. Interviews include Cici from Brazil, Dominik Jakubek, Paul Buckle, and cameron Iwasa, who had a brace!

Adam Jahn posses the ball, ready to get on the scoring sheet.

Sac Republic V Real Monarchs June 8th, 2016

Adam Jahn posessionSac Republic win in a professional manner against the Real Monarchs. Great game of two halves. The Monarchs want to waste time and the Republic let patience take them into scoring position and hold on to the goal for the three points. Coach Buckle, Daniel Tricket-Smith, and Adam Jahn comment on playing with patience.

Sac Republic V Galaxy 2 June 4th, 2016

Sac Republic v Galaxy 2 USL ProWhat a tie! 2-2 at Boney Field. Republic make some mistakes and give a lead away. They have to scrape out a draw with a team that they needed to take 3 point off of. What are the lessons from this game?

Liverpool FC U21

Sac Republic Open Cup and Liverpool U21 Wins

Liverpool FC U21Rex on the Radio and P MacSac Republic FC V Liverpool U21What a great couple games. Today’s podcast is 45 minutes of great commentary about the bounce back of the Sac Republic offense. 7 goals in 2 games. Daniel Tricket-Smith combines to make for a creative and offensive force for the Republic and is man of the match against his former team! Open Cup too! great wins for the Republic.

Sac Republic FC V Sounders 2 May 14th, 2016

Sac FCSounders 2What a great game! Sac FC beat the Sounders 2-0 with a Tommy Stewart brace. Coach Buckle, Adam Jahn, Rodrigo Lopez, Dom Jakubek all in the mix on Today’s show. Adam Jahn gives great advice for players. “Always get better.”

Concussions in Football and Common Sense

I would never pretend to be an expert on much in life.  There can always be morefootball-head-shot-collision to learn about anything in the world.  I’m not a medical physician, an expert on collision physics, and I’m certainly not an expert on the NFL and 250 lb. men hitting each other head to head at top speed.  With that said, I do feel I have somewhat of a grip on common sense after my 40 years on this earth.  After all the recent media coverage, lawsuits, and serious concerns about concussions to football players on every level from children to professionals, I think we can all agree that common sense should be the first approach in facing this issue.  The fact is football is a violent game and it always will be.  It’s part of why we as a society love it because we as humans love the idea of elite athletes risking everything, including their lives to win.  But, is it time to ask ourselves if that love of violence has eclipsed our ability to make common sense safety approaches mandatory on every level of the game?  I argue that it has not only eclipsed it, but it has completely blinded us to common sense.  Let me ask you a question to think about seriously for a second.  Why do boxers wear gloves on their hands?  I know what your thinking.  What a dumb question right?  The answer is clear you moron, it’s because boxers would break their hands on the opponents head or because they would seriously injure the head of the opponent.  So let’s take this a step further and use common sense, if a glove is a padded means to prevent serious injury, concussions, and possible death in boxing then why can the same approach not be applied to football?  Again, I’m no expert on much of anything.  We already established that earlier, but I do know we put a man on the moon around 40 years ago, we invented the microchip, and I’m pretty sure a few diseases have been cured recently.  Knowing all of this, is someone going to tell this non-expert that we can’t engineer a football helmet with the same principle that is used with a boxing glove?  It’s a simple question my fellow loving sports fanatics.  Nobody can tell me that we as humans do not have the capability to construct a helmet with a soft exterior that comes off the harder shell of the traditional football helmet.  I’m not going to get into specifics as to how this helmet should be designed.  I’ll leave that to people much smarter then myself, but in my head I envision a simple addition of a gel like exterior that comes off the already hard shelled present day helmet.  I’ll leave the analysis of how it can go from there.  But, nobody can tell me this simple “common sense” design would not automatically reduce concussions, make players safer, and alleviate the controversy to some degree surrounding football.  With movies like Concussion, starring Will Smith, and the national culture becoming more aware of the dangers of football, I’m curious as to the reasons why the NFL would not take the lead at least for the sake of PR on this front.  Would it cure every head injury players receive from this violent game?  Of course not.  But, just because it would not cure the problem does not mean it should not be implemented on every football level.  Just like every measure possible should be implemented to cure sickness, to develop clean energy for the sake of our planet, to make cars safer for our children and loved ones, we should also be using common sense approaches to make all athletes safe.  Why has this not happened?  Are we addicted as a society to violence so much that we invite it?  I’m not sure the answer to this question because I’m no expert, but if someone can give this writer a legit reason as to why this is not happening I will certainly listen.  I’m also sure all the men who’ve lost their health and died young will listen, as well as all the moms and dads that are stopping their children from playing this great game of football.  Sports teach us many valuable lessons in life and it’s about time one of those lessons is common sense.  This is of course just one non-experts opinion.

-Kevin Christensen (Pro Sports Talks)