Check it to Pancakes Open Thread – 1/4/2012

Welcome to the first ever Check it to Pancakes Open Thread!

Check it to Pancakes is a Colts podcast that was started during the 2010 Pre-Season. Originally hosted by Greg Cowan, Rohan Bhasin and Laura Calaway, the podcast has grown from a 30-minute show full of blunders, retakes, and overbearing edits to one of the most popular live sports shows on the BlogTalkRadio network.  The cast now includes writers Greg Cowan, Laura Calaway, and Brett Mock.

If you have never experienced Check it to Pancakes (CitP) or you haven’t listened since the 2010 season, now is the perfect time to give us a shot. The show runs LIVE from 10pm-12am ET every Wednesday – this may be tweaked slightly in the off-season, but we aren’t going away! – and is available for download from iTunes, the BlogTalkRadio (BTR) player on, and from the BTR CitP Page.

Accompanying every live show will be the CitP Open Thread. Like a game thread, the CitP Open Thread will be open to all listeners to comment on the show, ask questions, give suggestions, pester the hosts, etc… The show is fully interactive – you can get in touch with the hosts via twitter: @PancakesPodcast, @ColtsAuth_Greg, @ColtsAuthority or @LovinBlue, through email:, or through the open thread.

If you really have something you want to get off of your chest and social media isn’t doing it for you, CitP takes calls each and every week, generally between 11:20pm and 12:00am ET.

If you’re wondering why the late time, the answer is simple: Greg, Brett, and Laura have developed a great chemistry over the past year and a half, and all three enjoy working together on the show. With Greg in Canada, Brett in Indianapolis, and Laura in California, there are shows when all three hosts are in different time zones. While 10pm is late, it is also the best possible time for assembling what we feel is the best cast out there.

If you’re wondering about the name, that’s a simple answer, as well.  This video should explain it:  The Origin of Check it to Pancakes

Later this week I will be writing a post telling you more about who we are and what we do, and in the future I plan on having posts talking about upcoming shows and then recap posts giving you the play-by-play on Wednesday’s happenings.

If you like talking about the Colts and you don’t mind some silliness, you now know where to find us.

January 4th, 2012 Show Notes:

10:05pm – 10:15pm: Colts at Jaguars recap

10:15pm – 11:15pm: Setting the table for the 2012 off-season:  Bill and Chris Polian fired. Why, and where does the team go from here? What are the Colts options are coach and GM? Dissecting Jim Irsay’s press conference to glean some insight into the future moves of the team. Discussing all of the available options to the Colts, how each scenario would work, and what seems most likely.

11:15pm – 11:30pm: Laura “Dr. Blue” Calaway will give us the final take on the 2011-2012 injuries, giving us updated information, time tables, and 2012-2013 expectations.

11:30pm – 12:00am: Listener calls. I’m sure everyone will have something to get off their chest. Do it. NOW.

12:00am – 01:00am: After Show. What’s an “After Show”? In the past, it’s been more of a “Pancakes after dark” – the hosts (and some times callers) will loosely discuss various topics, with much less decorum than the Live Show. The After Show can’t be heard live, but is always part of the downloadable podcast.  Tonight’s After Show will be a carry over, if there is any, of the Bill Polian discuss, as well as talk of the Colts future.

The number to call in is (619) 996-1632

Alternatively, if you’d like to call in with Skype, here’s how:



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