Chicken Dinner

Chicken Dinner covers all angles of sports handicapping and features interviews with sports media personalities and some of the sharpest bettors around. Follow the show on Twitter: @chickenxdinner @spshoot
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Oct 12, 2018

0:43 - Sam's voice is shot and Joe is on assignment

3:00 - Eli Manning is officially in the box, Sam revisits an awful Eagles-Giants bad beat from 2010 and Treebark Falafel (4-1) makes his pick for the weekend

6:58 - NCAAF Week 7 :: Arizona-Utah, Pittsburgh-Notre Dame, Washington-Oregon, Wisconsin-Michigan, Georgia-LSU, Michigan State-Penn State

17:03 - NFL Week 6 :: Bears-Dolphins, Panthers-Redskins, Colts-Jets, Steelers-Bengals, Chiefs-Patriots, 49ers-Packers

28:50 - Guest Matty Simo - 

Topics include proxy life in Las Vegas, trying to track down a client in Mexico, contest strategy, big money meltdowns, not overthinking your picks, Brady vs. Mahomes, NFL MVP odds and hanging out with Dennis Rodman at Caesar's

50:43 - Chicken Parlay

Oct 4, 2018

0:43 - The Chicken Boys drank juice this weekend 

3:15 - Seabass strikes again, Mike Leach doesn't want to hear about balance, Dirk Koetter says everybody should be fired and Treebark Falafel is on a roll

8:27 - NCAAF Week 6 :: Georgia Tech-Louisville, Clemson-Wake Forest, LSU-Florida, Notre Dame-Virginia Tech, Illinois-Rutgers, Iowa-Minnesota, Oklahoma-Texas, Florida State-Miami

21:45 - NFL Week 5 :: Colts-Patriots, Ravens-Browns, Packers-Lions, Vikings-Eagles, Rams-Seahawks, Redskins-Saints

30:26 - Guest Stanford Steve

Topics include SportsCenter with SVP, "Bad Beats," calling Colorado State for game footage, gambling Twitter, college football convos with Colin Cowherd, this weekend's Utah-Stanford tilt, frustration with the Pac-12 perception, betting on Rutgers, the best brisket in Texas and working with Brent Musburger

49:10 - Guest Johnny Horns

Johnny helps recap the Rams-Vikings field trip

55:08 - Chicken Parlay

Sep 27, 2018

0:43 - The Chicken Boys review their weekend with two college football meltdowns, an NFL sweep, Mahomes Mania and a shitload of penalties

6:44 - Staffy outduels Brady in Detroit, Clay Matthews says the NFL is soft, Mike Leach hates disco and Treebark Falafel finally lost

15:40 - NCAAF Week 5 :: UCLA-Colorado, Central Michigan-Michigan State, South Carolina-Kentucky, Utah-Washington State, Ohio State-Penn State, Purdue-Nebraska, West Virginia-Texas Tech, Stanford-Notre Dame, Michigan-Northwestern

23:25 - NFL Week 4 :: Vikings-Rams, Dolphins-Patriots, Texans-Colts, Buccaneers-Bears, Seahawks-Cardinals, Chiefs-Broncos

29:33 - Guests Lauren Joffe and Fred Segal 

Topics include Bills over the Vikings, moneyline underdogs, Tiger Woods, Barstool vs. Deadspin, Lovie Smith, Gators football, Alabama laying 50 points to Louisiana-Lafayette, cashing a 125-to-1 ticket, Fred's 5* Lock of the Week and another Joffe flip flop

49:13 - Chicken Parlay

Sep 20, 2018

0:43 - Dak Prescott dealt the Chicken Boys their first losing week of the year and it's starting to get personal 

4:45 -  The Vikings just don't quit, Sean McVay is Rain Man and Treebark Falafel checks in with his thoughts  

9:15 - NCAAF Week 3 :: Penn State-Illinois, Michigan State-Indiana, Stanford-Oregon, TCU-Texas, Texas A&M-Alabama, Wisconsin-Iowa

18:36 - NFL Week 2 :: Jets-Browns, Saints-Falcons, Giants-Texans, Bills-Vikings, Cardinals-Bears, Cowboys-Seahawks

27:00 - Guest Kelly in Vegas

Topics include meeting John Elway, the Westgate SuperContest, the Browns being favored, “Lock It In,” a possible Friday night Illini ride, Hottie Threesomes, outrageous moneylines, Kansas State, legalized sports betting and a cancelled +75000 bet

1:01:17 - Chicken Parlay

Sep 13, 2018

0:43 - Rejoice in a 3-1 Chicken Dinner weekend! First half Cowboy unders, first touchdown bets and #QuarterbacksNamedMatt

5:51 - The MAC pulled another upset, Aaron Rodgers was high as a kite and Mike Gundy loves vodka smoothies

12:20 - NCAAF Week 3

Boston College-Wake Forest, Boise State-Oklahoma State, BYU-Wisconsin, LSU-Auburn, USF-Illinois, Alabama-Ole Miss, Mizzou-Purdue, Ohio State-TCU, Arizona State-San Diego State

28:05 - NFL Week 2

Ravens-Bengals, Colts-Redskins, Vikings-Packers, Eagles-Buccaneers, Cardinals-Rams, Giants-Cowboys, Seahawks-Bears

36:18 - Guest Chris "Big Balls" Wilberding

Topics include Michigan State's meltdown in Tempe, the Lions getting smoked by a rookie QB, working as a casino host at The D, "Big Balls," meeting Uncle Brent, running bets for Derek Stevens, Kevin Durant player props and Big Ten power rankings

Sep 6, 2018

0:43 - The boys recap a 1-1 opening weekend and assess the situation with noted chicken hater Jim Harbaugh

6:25 - Kansas State survives a scare against South Dakota and Mike Leach remembers selling jackalopes

10:45 - NCAAF Week 2 

TCU-SMU, Western Michigan-Michigan, Duke-Northwestern, Mississippi State-Kansas State, Arizona-Houston, UCLA-Oklahoma, Michigan State-Arizona State 

28:06 - NFL Week 1 + "The Cellar" 

Eagles-Falcons, Browns-Steelers, 49ers-Vikings, Jaguars-Giants, Bears-Packers, Jets-Lions plus predictions for the worst four teams in the league 

43:15 - Guest Shea in Irving

Topics include the discontinuation of Shea's podcast, The Dan Patrick Show, another season opening dud for Tom Herman and Texas, Mensa, the Cowboys' offensive line, expectations for Zeke Elliott, how to bet Dallas this year and Dak Prescott props

51:05 - Chicken Parlays are back!

Aug 30, 2018

Chicken Dinner is back!

0:43 - Smashed windows and stolen computers, Fred Segal goes in the box, Jim Harbaugh hates chicken and "What's Mike Leach Up To?"

9:30 - The Chicken Boys break down NCAAF Week 1:

Northwestern-Purdue, Michigan-Notre Dame, Washington-Auburn, Louisville-Alabama, NIU-Iowa, Miami-LSU, Virginia Tech-Florida State

31:37 - College football win totals, futures and Heisman picks

Feb 1, 2018

0:45 - The future of Chicken Dinner

7:07 - Super Bowl LII Preview

17:30 - Super Bowl Props

Guests :: Fred Segal (29:40)... Lauren Joffe (34:00)... Barstool Chief (39:15)... Kelly in Vegas (45:55)... Shea in Irving (52:05)... Brian Bedo (1:01:00)... Sean Deaux (1:07:07)... Colorado Chuck (1:13:35)... Jonathan Hood (1:19:00)... Joe Ostrowski (1:27:00)

1:36:36 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell makes his final appearance

1:45:40 - Adios muchachos!

Jan 25, 2018

1:17 - Jaguars moneyline cost the Chicken Boys a perfect weekend!

8:50 - Super Bowl LII is all set

16:25 - Status check on Marv the Big Dog after he lost his 60-to-1 future to win the AFC Championship 

23:30 - Guests Abe Kanan and Ken Smith from The Mancow Show

Topics include early morning wake up calls, alarm clock etiquette, impersonations, prank calls, eating salad at the Horseshoe Hammond, roulette strategy, cash advances on credit cards, leaving radio shows for the OTB, Balmoral Park, Patriots-Eagles, paying for picks, Super Bowl squares and more

58:50 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell discusses the "Vegas Flu," hedging futures on Championship Sunday and early leans for Super Bowl LII

Jan 18, 2018

1:15 - Chicken Dinner celebrates 50 episodes!

3:45 - Case Keenum killed all the Saints futures

8:45 - Johnny Horns is back with a full report from Minnesota and Marv the Big Dog has an AFC future on the Jaguars at 60-to-1

24:48 - NFL Conference Championships Preview

37:00 - Guest Joe Ostrowski

Joe O is in the house to talk Chicken Dinner beginnings, getting the podcast off the ground in Aug. 2016, language barriers, travelling to Vegas, first touchdown bets, "the box," a Jaguars sprinkle, daily fantasy picks for this weekend and more

1:14:35 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell is ready for the conference championships and he's holding Vikings and Jaguars futures

Jan 11, 2018

0:40 - Another winning week of Chicken Picks and another coach crawled out of the box!

7:45 - Titans live to see another day, our Saints futures are still alive and a freshman quarterback from Hawaii helps Nick Saban out of the box

14:00 - NFL Divisional Round Preview

29:10 - Guest Bob Menery

Topics include Bob's explicit sports comedy, kickers missing field goals, Madden glitches, Joe Flacco's head falling off, Jay Cutler, interactions with celebrities, pitching a television show, building a brand and swearing at Sam

41:45 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell is back from vacation and he's ready to tackle the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs


Jan 4, 2018

1:19 - The NFL Playoffs are here! 

7:55 - Bengals spoil New Year's Eve in Baltimore, Georgia wins a double overtime shootout and Nick Saban dominates again with extra time to prepare

14:40 - Wild Card Weekend and National Championship Preview

30:55 - Guest Kevin Dziepak 

The 670 The Score utility knife and "Screamers and Howlers" host brings his soccer acumen to Chicken Dinner... Topics include promotions and relegations, the biggest upset ever (5000-1), Messi vs. Ronaldo, Team USA's failure, World Cup future bets, the White Sox rebuild and the legend of The Grobber

Dec 28, 2017

1:17 - Bill Snyder cost the Chicken Boys a winning parlay!

7:00 - Army delivers again, the Browns remain unbettable and Jimmy MF Garoppolo is 6-0 SU and ATS as a starter

12:21 - NFL Week 17 Preview

30:13 - Sam and Joe chop up the remaining college football bowl games

36:50 - Guest Kirk Rockwell, Winning Angle Sports

Topics include Kirk's 28 handicapping titles, betting horses with pizza money as a teenager, moving to Las Vegas out of college, avoiding temptation, receiving big checks, picking under pressure in contests, Kirk's handicapping process, his worst beat ever and plays for the College Football Playoff

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Dec 22, 2017

1:20 - First losing week of Chicken Picks in a month

5:40 - Roll Vikings roll, a wild ending in Pittsburgh between the two best teams in the NFL and Jimmy Garoppolo is 5-0 SU/ATS as a starter

11:22 - NFL Week 16 Preview including "The Unbettable Game"

27:45 - Sam and Joe breakdown a handful of bowl games

34:00 - Adam Amin... Whoops! 

After two days of trying to recover the file, Sam was unable to salvage the 30 minute in-studio visit with Adam Amin of ESPN... RATS!

34:05 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell takes a crack at the second half of the college football bowl slate

Dec 14, 2017

2:10 - Recap of last weekend's picks

4:20 - Army beats Navy, the Browns blow it again and Eagles head coach Doug Pederson moves on from Carson Wentz's torn ACL

11:30 - NFL Week 15 Preview

27:35 - College football's early bowl slate

30:03 - Guests Fred Segal and Lauren Joffe

Topics include the "Freezing Cold Takes" Twitter feed, Joffe's new job, the best hot takers, Colin Cowherd, Clay Travis, LeBron James, Chicago update anchors, white knights, the worst takes, breaking up the Miami Heat, college football bowl picks, Northwestern football and Super Bowl sleepers

56:55 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell breaks down the first half of the college football bowl season

Dec 7, 2017

1:17 - Three straight winning weeks of Chicken Picks!

6:55 - Georgia rolls in the SEC Championship, Robbie Gould kicks the Bears down to 0-7 as favorites under John Fox plus an outstanding rant from Steelers safety Mike Mitchell

14:10 - NFL Week 14 Preview

33:45 - Sam and Joe are heads up on Army-Navy

34:30 - Guest Shea in Irving

Topics include the Cowboys’ playoff push, Bitcoin, losing a bet you’re overly confident about, the College Football Playoff, laying 1.5 points, worst excuses for a bookie, not getting paid on a winning Pick 4, making football picks on “The Dan Patrick Show,” Shea’s anonymity, living in Connecticut, Army-Navy and Shea’s early bowl leans

59:25 - Off an incredible regular season, OddsShark's Jon Campbell gives his initial thoughts on the College Football Playoff and early leans for bowl season

Nov 30, 2017

1:15 - NFL favorites covered at a 71% clip in November 

8:15 - Auburn knocks off another #1, a "premature explosion" in Philadelphia and Sam's Steelers are rolling right along

13:20 - NFL Week 13 Preview

31:40 - Conference championship weekend in college football

35:15 - Guest Patrick Everson from

Topics include covering sports betting in Las Vegas, Patrick's weekend tweet storms, interacting with multiple bookmakers, continued dominance from NFL favorites, sharps' love for the Browns and a big time wise guy sleeper in the AFC

54:55 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell looks ahead to another weekend card and celebrates another portfolio boost thanks to Marc Trestman's newest championship


Nov 23, 2017

1:23 - The guys recap Sam's 3-2 SuperContest weekend and a 2-1-1 Chicken weekend

9:17 - Game winning field goals, another brutal Browns beat, "SKOL SKOL SKOL!" and wedding advice from Mike Leach

16:00 - NFL Week 12 Preview

32:55 - New College Football Playoff rankings and Rivalry Weekend

39:20 - Guest Herb Lawrence 

Topics include moving back to Chicago, living in California for 10 months, dealing with junkies, Herb's early days at 670 The Score, his first bet, the hapless Illini football program, "Northwestern Syndrome," working with Joe O, swearing switches, Eloy Jimenez and being a diehard White Sox fan working for the Cubs' flagship radio station

1:05:50 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell breaks down Thanksgiving day pigskin and busy football weekend including a Grey Cup pick!

Nov 16, 2017

1:30 - Chicken Dinner has a new sponsor!

7:03 - Down go the Irish, Patriots blowout Brock Lobster, Celtics' historic ATS start and Nick Saban's stance on ripped jeans

14:45 - NFL Week 11 Preview

32:15 - Any chance the guys take Illinois +41? 

38:35 - CBB futures with the Bubble Gum Gods

After giving out Gonzaga 70-1 and UCLA 55-1 last season, the BGGs have assembled four future bucket bets for this season 

48:15 - Guest Illinois State Representative Michael Zalewski

Topics include the push to legalize fantasy sports betting in Illinois, why daily fantasy involves skill, the millions of dollars it has made the State of New York, the Supreme Court's upcoming sports betting case and the future of sports gambling in America

59:03 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell helps break down the weekend card and he's pumped with last week's Auburn 40-1 pick to win the national championship

Nov 9, 2017

:40 - Somehow it's almost the middle of November

4:50 - Updated Super Bowl odds and a new favorite for NFL MVP

8:10 - Boomer hysteria, turkey holes and Leach God talking mascots

13:20 - NFL Week 10 Preview

31:35 - More marquee matchups in college football

38:50 - Guest Tim Doyle

Topics include backdoor covers, betting at age 9, playing the ponies, fading your friends that never win, box conversations, fading Scott Van Pelt, following bets at family parties, watching Hawaii games after midnight at McFadden's, crazy people, squaring off against LeBron James in high school, Doyle's hair, birthdays at the dog track and a brutal beat at the hands of Kevin Willis

1:10:01 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell touches on in-season handicapping and making the proper adjustments 

Nov 2, 2017

:40 - The SuperContest slide continues

6:10 - The guys react to the first rankings in the College Football Playoff

9:20 - Jimmy Graham is starting to get the ball

11:30 - Crazy money is flying around on the 2017 World Series

13:40 - NFL Week 9 Preview

26:33 - Another compelling college football weekend 

30:25 - Guest Brian Bedo 

Topics include the public's recent NFL heater, finding the right underdogs this week, betting the NBA, the TNT Bulls, Derrick Rose's legacy, betting with the custodian in first grade, hammering the Big West while in college, Vegas trips and last year's personal mission against the Falcons

49:20 - Betting basketball with "The Butcher" 

Topics include juicy dogs in the NBA, avoiding hoops on Halloween and New Year's Eve, moneyline Fridays with Sacramento, following the league every night, picks for Rookie of the Year and MVP, Bill Cartwright's jumper vs. Joakim Noah's jumper and sharable stories from multiple Vegas trips 

Oct 26, 2017

:40 - This past weekend was a blood bath

8:50 - Updated Super Bowl odds

10:45 - Sam and Joe missed the boat on sharing an NBA MVP bet last week

15:15 - Week 8 NFL Preview

33:23 - A four-pack of college football games: Michigan-Rutgers, Northwestern-Sparty, Notre Dame-NC State, Ohio State-Penn State 

37:43 - Guest Nick Shepkowski

Topics include social media etiquette, Barstool vs. ESPN, Notre Dame football, Shep gambling against his Dad, bad beats, betting the balance on Lady Vols moneylines, Chinese basketball heaters, a Blackhawks wager with Dan McNeil, Bears predictions and a dinner bet with Herb Lawrence

1:06:35 - Jonny OddsShark aims to bounce back from his first losing weekend in college football 

Oct 19, 2017

:40 - Chicken Dinner celebrates a 3-1 weekend!

1:45 - Meet the newest member of the show

3:00 - Time to recap a wild weekend of football

11:11 - Week 7 NFL Preview

26:35 - A five-pack of college football games

33:45 - Guest Barstool Big Cat

The Barstool Sports star and ESPN2 host discusses impersonating Chris Berman on the NFL Primetime set, Jay Cutler's volleyball tournament, his first bet, stuttering bookies, Marc Trestman, Sammy Sosa, Mitch Trubisky, leaving Chicago for NYC, meeting PFT Commenter for the first time, Grit Week, his expanding rolodex and partying with the Stanley Cup

52:10 - The college football scorcher continues for Jonny OddsShark

Oct 12, 2017

:40 - It's a new era of Chicken Dinner

4:20 - Washington State head coach Mike Leach wants to expand the College Football Playoff

10:45 - Updated Super Bowl Odds

14:00 - Week 6 NFL Preview

27:15 - A few thoughts on Week 7 of College Football

30:03 - Guest Wes Reynolds

MLB Playoffs, preseason NBA totals, NCAA sanctions and investigations, college basketball futures, bad beats, a "hold your nose bet" in the NFL and why it's tough to fade prick head coaches

54:00 - OddsShark's Jon Campbell is on a college football heater! 


Oct 5, 2017

1:05 - Sam was in Las Vegas during the shooting 

6:58 - Joe explains why this is his last episode of Chicken Dinner

29:01 - Guest Shea in Irving

48:11 - Guest Jon Campbell brought to you by

54:48 - Goodbye

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