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7 episodes
Past Our Prime is a sports podcast hosted by former All-Pro center Dan Koppen and life-long minor leaguer, Tip Fairchild. They will take you in the locker room from the eyes of a has-been and a never was. This podcast is powered by SquadLocker. Bonds formed in any team at any level will never be broken. Past our Prime is brought to you by SquadLocker. Episodes also posted to Past Our Prime on Youtube!


Primers & Interview w/ Coach Nate Leaman
2021 Jan 1449m 17s
This week the guys return to the lab for the second episode of the new year. We chat a bit about the NFL playoff picture, Dan and Tip disagree on paying NCAA athletes, and we have an amazing interview with Coach Nate Leaman who just took the USA National team to Gold in their over Canada. If you’re a coach or mentor, you do NOT want to miss this one!
Out to Pasture & Interview w/ Brandon Barnes
2021 Jan 0748m 52s
2021 Comin’ atcha! In the first episode of the year, the guys hit the lab to sling ideas on how to support your local small business. Dan resolves to be more optimistic. Tip makes his pick for the Super Bowl champs. Tip and Dan both talk about their last plays before retirement and we have a great interview with newly retired major league outfielder, Brandon Barnes. Brandon had a 16-year long career with stints in Houston, Cleveland, Denver, and Hanwah for the KBO league in 2020. Also, Red Gatorade is picking up steam!
Spelling Bee & Nose Wax
2020 Dec 3041m 40s
On this week’s episode, the boys return to the lab after scarfing down their Christmas hams to talk about the year in review. Only – we have 4 episodes under our belt to review, so instead Tip & Dan talk about their thoughts on the best team accomplishment of 2020, what was the biggest time-waster of the year, and the first thing they’re going to do after the pandemic.
Narcolepsy, Pranks, & Interview w/ Matt Light
2020 Dec 241h 1m 25s
This week the boys are back in the lab with special guest, former All-Pro, Patriots All-Dynasty, and Greenville, Ohio’s favorite left tackle, Matt Light. Matt and Dan relive some of their fondest locker room pranks, team Christmas gifts, and the importance of teaching kids how to succeed through failure. Tip also announces a year-end spelling bee. Wait till you hear what the loser has to do!
Mañana & Interview w/ Ryan Reid
2020 Dec 1751m 59s
This week, Tip & Dan talk about using "we" versus "they" when referring to their former teams, plus an interview with Ryan Ried who spent time pitching for the Pittsburg Pirates, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the New York Mets. During the interview, Ryan talks to us about his grind to get to the pros –including a two-year stint pitching in Maracaibo, Venezuela. We get a rare Spanish lesson from Tip to top things off!
The Mezzanine
2020 Dec 1130m 4s
Dan Koppen, retired Patriots All-Pro Center and Tip Fairchild, retired Houston Astros Minor League Pitcher chat about the rise in the celeb boxing craze, but more importantly what pro athletes they would NOT want to go toe-to-toe with. The boys pick their one sporting event they’d want to witness live and have a quick spelling bee. And finally, Tip and Dan revisit the one play they wish they could change in their careers. Like what you hear? Spread the word and subscribe!
Calling an Audible
2020 Dec 1029m 16s
Dan Koppen, two-time Super Bowl-winning retired All-Pro Center for the New England Patriots joins Tip Fairchild, retired Houston Astros farm team pitcher, and aspiring big leaguer in their inaugural “Past Our Prime” episode. Today the boys chat about a thanksgiving audible, squaring up on a Masters bet, kick off their weigh-in challenge and review the Player of the Month. Like what you hear? Spread the word and subscribe!
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