Gridiron Gallery
Episode 90: An Interview with Albany Empire Placekicker Craig Peterson - Sometimes It’s About the Journey

Episode 90: An Interview with Albany Empire Placekicker Craig Peterson - Sometimes It’s About the Journey

May 28, 2021

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, the National Arena League finally joins in with the other indoor leagues in having its 2020 season, and Albany Empire placekicker Craig Peterson is ready to go! Zach sits down with the arena league name stay as they talk Craig's career journey, the upcoming Empire season, and even how he got the nickname "The Leg"! You don't want to miss this one!

Episode 64: An Interview with Antwane Grant - 2019 Arena Football League Rookie of the Year

Episode 64: An Interview with Antwane Grant - 2019 Arena Football League Rookie of the Year

November 20, 2020

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, former Atlantic City Blackjack receiver and 2019 Arena Football League Rookie of the Year Antwane Grant joins the show to discuss his life in football! Zach sits down with Antwane to discuss the aspects of a player's opportunity in the NFL, how the CFL can prepare players for the indoor/arena game, his plans for 2021, and so much more. You don't want to miss this!

Episode 59: XFL Confirmed Relaunch, Indoor Football Expansion News, and The Spring League’s Big Moves

Episode 59: XFL Confirmed Relaunch, Indoor Football Expansion News, and The Spring League’s Big Moves

October 9, 2020

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, the XFL finally sets a date for the highly anticipated relaunch of the league as ownership decided to play it safe and wait for 2022. Zach dives into the aspects of what he believes is the right call. Zach also discusses the newly announced names of the IFL and NAL expansion teams and discusses the new and exciting TV contract for The Spring League. You don't want to miss it!

Episode 55: An Interview With Former St. Louis Battlehawk Joe Powell

Episode 55: An Interview With Former St. Louis Battlehawk Joe Powell

September 11, 2020

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, Zach invites former St. Louis Battlehawk kick returner and DB Joe Powell on to the show to discuss his journey through football! The two talk about his rise from junior college to the big leagues and the stories of what made it possible along the way. Joe also discusses his decision to opt-in for the 2021 CFL season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and he breaks down how his iconic XFL kickoff return TD (the first to ever happen in league history) was constructed. You don't want to miss it!

Episode 54: An Interview with Fabian Guerra - 2019 Arena Football League Rookie of the Year

Episode 54: An Interview with Fabian Guerra - 2019 Arena Football League Rookie of the Year

September 4, 2020

On this episode of Gridiron Gallery, former Columbus Destroyer wide receiver and Arena Football League Rookie of the Year, Fabian Guerra, joins the show to discuss his football career and the stories along the journey! Fabian also divulges into his time on the Memphis Express in the AAF, explains his decision to opt-out of the CFL, and talks with Zach about the opportunities he is looking for next. 

Episode 52: The IFL/NAL Arms Race featuring Scott Birk

Episode 52: The IFL/NAL Arms Race featuring Scott Birk

August 19, 2020

The Indoor Football League and National Arena League have had plenty of updates related to expansion and plans for the 2021 season. Zach is joined by AFL Fan Zone and XFL Fan Zone site runner Scott Birk dive into how likely either league is to succeed, how the world arena/indoor football became fragmented, why these leagues are not truly Arena Football, the new expansion teams for both, and much more!

 

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Episode 48: The NFL’s Canceled Preseason and the IFL/NAL Civil War

Episode 48: The NFL’s Canceled Preseason and the IFL/NAL Civil War

July 23, 2020

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, the NFL preseason has been axed after pressure from the NFLPA, and this is a good thing. Zach goes into why this helps to ensure a chance at a successful start to the 2020 season.

 

Zach also dives into the ongoing Civil War with the communities of the indoor football world as the IFL and NAL maybe even more at odds after a recent community report. 

Episode 37: XFL Week 4: Pretenders, Contenders, and the Wild Wild West

Episode 37: XFL Week 4: Pretenders, Contenders, and the Wild Wild West

March 5, 2020

Week 4 of the XFL was a blast! Two of the league's best teams in the Houston Roughnecks and the St. Louis Battlehawks separate themselves from the pack. The rest is wide open. Zach hands down his take on on the 4 teams that are most on the fence in "Pretender or Contender". He also takes a look at the Texas Throwdown that lived up to the hype, and CFL and AFL podcast veteran Tim Capper joins in on the podcast line to give a CFL fan perspective on the XFL as well as some intriguing AFL historical projects he is working on. You don't want to miss this!

Episode 24: An AFL Farewell Featuring a Conversation with Peter Schwartz

Episode 24: An AFL Farewell Featuring a Conversation with Peter Schwartz

December 6, 2019

The Arena Football League is no more. After 32 years, the league filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and is no more. Zach gives his farewell and thanks to the league. He also former New York Dragons play-by-play announcer Peter Schwartz in a conversation on how the Arena Football League impacted his life, and they reminisce on the Arena Football League glory days. 

Episode 14: One-On-One with Aaron Ellis: NFL Week 4, the Next Step in Football, and What Scouts Look For

Episode 14: One-On-One with Aaron Ellis: NFL Week 4, the Next Step in Football, and What Scouts Look For

October 4, 2019

I travel to Valparaiso, Indiana to meet up one-on-one with current football prospect and friend Aaron Ellis! We discuss our thoughts on contests we watched during NFL Week 4, let everyone in on Aaron's next plans and tryouts for teams, and Aaron gives tips for those looking to make an excellent first impression in the sport. All this and more on "Let's Talk About". 

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