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Norse Code Podcast Episode 242: Limited Success (with guest Evan Sowards)

Arif and James are ready for the regular season and now so are you! We cover the 53 man roster, the Minnesota Vikings-San Francisco 49er’s game, the signing of Kahlil Mack, the release of Robison, the retirement of Newman, and much more!  Special guest this week is Evan Sowards of Also on this week’s show we discuss the fine Japanese food and drinks found at the Izakaya Ronin restaurant in Denver. 

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(12:12) New York

(14:30) 53 man roster, Neuman, Robison

(20:05) Our new Punter

(27:48) 49ers Preview with Evan Sowards

(01:12:00) Mack and Chicago

(01:20:44) Season Predictions

(01:27:20) Mailbag

Episode Notes:

Follow Evan Sowards on Twitter

Check out his website, 49ersHub

Drew Magary’s masterpiece, Why Your Team Sucks, is incredible this year

There is an hour and a half highlight reel for punter Matt Wile

Ravens kicker Kaare Vedvik was assaulted and does not remember what led to the assault

Bill Barnwell is a good writer, but the criticism that Garoppolo has no mobility makes no sense. This great breakdown of Garoppolo on film goes into detail

This excellent article on how different kinds of thinking can expose us to different modes of analysis also detailed how the analytics of pitch framing changed our conception of catchers

Check out my most recent articles at the Athletic; this one breaks down the running backs while this one is a mailbag with answers from me, Sage Rosenfels, Jon Krawczynski and Chad Graff

If you donate to the Norse Code Patreon you will be entered into a drawing for swag from the London game! Minimum donation $1 and current donors are already eligible. Must get donation in by 9/9 at kickoff.

Special thanks to Rhymesayers Entertainment and Atmosphere for the new theme song!

Arif - @ArifHasanNFL

James - @bigmono

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