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The Mike McFeely Mess

A podcast for those who like politicking, fishing, golfing, eating and boozing. And, generally, just talking.

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The McFeely Mess: Looking at the Bison-Montana game
Wed Nov 30 15:45:00 EST 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host and columnist Mike McFeely to take a close look at the North Dakota State-Montana FCS playoff football game. It's a second-round game scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fargodome.

Montana is 8-4 and coming off a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Southeast Missouri State in the first round, but the Grizzlies haven't met expectations so far this season with inconsistent play.

The Bison are 9-2 and hoping for their 10th trip in the last 12 years to Frisco, Texas, for the FCS title game.

The McFeely Mess: Colter Nuanez of Skyline Sports on whether 'Good Griz' or 'Bad Griz' will show up in Fargo
Tue Nov 29 14:33:00 EST 2022
Colter Nuanez of Skyline Sports, which covers the Big Sky Conference and the University of Montana, joins podcast host and columnist Mike McFeely to break down Saturday's FCS playoff game between North Dakota State and Montana.

The Grizzlies have looked great at times this season and awful at other times. Which Montana team will show up to play the Bison at the Fargodome? Mike asks Colter that question right out of the gate.

The McFeely Mess: Mike and the Big E predict the FCS bracket, from start to Frisco
Wed Nov 23 15:46:00 EST 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host and columnist Mike McFeely in prediciting the outcome of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. From first-round games until the title game in Frisco, Texas, they walk through what they think will happen each week.

Will they have the nine-time North Dakota State Bison coming out on top again? Or will it be somebody else like South Dakota State, Montana State or Sacramento State?

The McFeely Mess: Super-newsy podcast with Bison players transferring and FCS playoff field announced
Mon Nov 21 15:56:00 EST 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host and columnist Mike McFeely to discuss the weekend news that three key North Dakota State football players have entered the transfer portal before the Bison play their first playoff game, and a breakdown of the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field announced Sunday.

The McFeely Mess: Looking at the Bison-North Dakota game
Wed Nov 16 11:35:00 EST 2022
FARGO -- Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson and podcast host and columnist Mike McFeely break down North Dakota State's regular-season finale against in-state rival North Dakota.

The game at the Fargodome has implications for both teams, but Mike says this is the biggest regular season game in UND's Football Championship Subdivision history given what a victory over the Bison would mean to the Fighting Hawks and the playoff impact it would have.

The McFeely Mess: Looking at the Bison-Southern Illinois game
Wed Nov 09 11:55:00 EST 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host and columnist Mike McFeely to take a look at North Dakota State's football game against Southern Illinois on Saturday in Carbondale.

It's an important game for both teams. The Bison want to get closer to wrapping up a top-4 seed for the FCS playoffs while the Salukis are fighting for their postseason lives. A loss would likely put and end to SIU's playoff hopes.

The McFeely Mess: Looking at the Bison-Western Illinois game
Fri Nov 04 12:50:00 EDT 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host and columnist Mike McFeely to discuss North Dakota State's game against Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill.

The guys spend less time on the game, which is expected to be a comfortable Bison win, and more time on the big picture of where NDSU sits with three games left and the FCS playoffs upcoming.

The McFeely Mess: Looking at the Bison-South Dakota State game
Wed Oct 12 15:54:00 EDT 2022
***Warning: The audio quality of this podcast is less than good. Mike recorded it via Zoom and his laptop microphone quality is apparently poor. Mike hesitated to even post this podcast because of the lack of sound quality, but did so. Our apologies.***

Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host and Forum columnist Mike McFeely to preview the North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State football game.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference title and a top seed in the FCS playoffs are possibly on the line. 

The McFeely Mess: Looking at the Bison-Indiana State game
Thu Oct 06 11:30:00 EDT 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host and columnist Mike McFeely to break down North Dakota State's football game at Indiana State.

Can the Bison improve their tackling? Can the Sycamores stop the run? Will Indiana State play three quarterbacks?

The McFeely Mess: Breaking down the Bison-Youngstown State game
Thu Sep 29 10:47:00 EDT 2022
Forum sports writer Eric Peterson joins podcast host and columnist Mike McFeely to look at North Dakota State's homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 1, against Youngstown State.

The Penguins appear improved, but will it be enough to hang with the No. 1-ranked Bison?