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It's Super Bowl week so it's all football all the time in the virtual lounge.  On this edition of Beats and Eats Ty and Nick discuss the greatness of Tom Brady.   Is the Patriots quarterback the greatest athlete of all-time? Is Brady more dominant to his sport than Bulls legend Michael Jordan?  Is Brady the biggest celebrity ever in the history of Massachusetts? These are just some of the questions the duo attempt to answer.  Finally, the two discuss the state of the NFL's popularity. If you want to tweet Nick and Ty you can do so at @coug88, @clns_nick, and @beatneats.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EST

The virtual lounge is back open after a long absence and Ty and Nick are back on the mic. On this edition of Beats and Eats the duo discusses the rising tensions in the NBA between NBA players and referees.  The two examine the recent altercation between the Rockets and Clippers.  Plus, Ty looks back on the horrific fight between the Rockets and Lakers in 1977 that ended the career of Rudy Tomjanovich.  To follow the guys on Twitter @coug88, @clns_nick, and @beatneats.  You can also check them out at

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am EST

The virtual lounge is open and Ty is proud to welcome legendary actress Kelly Lynch to Beats & Eats.  Lynch talks about her role in the new family film "Kepler's Dream."  The movie is about the adventures of an 11-year-old girl who is sent away to live with her grandmother in New Mexico while her mother seeks cancer treatment.  The girl learns about herself as well as why her family is so fractured.  In addition to her new film, Lynch talks about her legendary roles in such movies as "Drugstore Cowboy" and the 1989 action flick "Roadhouse."  Plus, Lynch talks about high profile movie roles she turned down during her more than 30 years in Hollywood.  The episode concludes with Lynch talking about the recent sexual harassment scandals involving Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer.  Kelly talks openly about experiences in her younger years with now President Donald Trump and comedian Bill Cosby. For more on Kelly's new movie check out  You can follow Kelly on Twitter @kellylynch.  Follow Beats & Eats @beatneats and hosts Ty Ray and Nick Gelso @coug88 @clns_nick.

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The Virtual Lounge is now open and Nick Gelso welcomes in TWO celebrity chefs to start wetting your appetite.

Chef Kev Des Chenes of the Food Network and Chef Brian Duffy of Spike TV's Bar Rescue chill w/ Gelso in the "Virtual Kitchen."

The two celebrity chefs discuss upcoming events, including Chef Kevin's appearance on NBC's TODAY SHOW in December.

Duffy and Des Chenes are also very excited about the upcoming Lancaster (PA) TASTE Food and Wine Festival.

Lastly, the guys heavily endorsed Main Entree as their GO-TO online Steak Company. I've tried it. I agree. Check it out today and save here.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am EST

The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside for a lively conversation about the recent protests by NFL teams of the national anthem.  Ty and Nick look at President Trump's possible motives for criticizing the protests.  Plus, Gelso tells us first hand how Boston Celtics players feel about the recent events.  Will the protests carry over into the NBA season? Nick and Ty discuss. Also, is it right for Trump to talk more about NFL player protests than the disaster following Hurrican Maria in Puerto Rico? The duo dissects those topics and more on this edition of Beats and Eats.  If you liked to tweet Nick and Ty you can do so at @coug88 @clns_nick and @beatneats.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

Ty and Nick take on a more serious tone on this edition of Beats and Eats.  The duo discusses cable news coverage of powerful Hurricane Irma. Ray and Gelso praise CNN for their wall to wall updates on Irma. They also continue their examination of the CNN mini-series "The 90's." Follow the guys on Twitter @coug88 @clns_nick @beatneats. You can check them out on the web too at

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EST

Ty's talking all things food on this episode of Beats and Eats.  On today's show, he is joined by one Seattle's top food personalities-Stephanie Forrer. Forrer is a passionate food and travel writer and photographer and one of Seattle's most beloved social media personalities. She has spent the last four years eating and drinking her way through Seattle (and beyond!), and all the while photographing it, writing about it and sharing it with the world. Sharing food and experiences through her popular website, Eat, Drink, Travel, Y'all! and her social media is what Stephanie loves to do and you can feel her passion and enthusiasm in her writing. Stephanie also works as a freelance content creator and social media manager in Seattle where she specializes in working with clients within the restaurant industry. You'll almost always find Stephanie holed up at a coffee shop, restaurant or bar somewhere in Seattle when she's not off traveling the world. You can find Stephanie on Twitter @stephsforrer and on Instagram at @stephanieforrer.  For more on Beats & Eats follow Ty @coug88 and @beatneats.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

The virtual lounge is back open and the dynamic duo of Nick Gelso and Ty Ray ride again.  In this abbreviated version of Beats and Eats the two talk about Nick's upcoming move to Boston along with moving horror stories.  The two also dissect the new CNN mini-series the 90's. Was it our best decade in recent memory? The virtual lounge is open come in and have a drink with Nick and Ty.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

The virtual lounge is open and we're talking healthy eats on this edition of Beats and Eats.  Abbie Cates, owner of Gig Harbor Washington's Knife Fork Spoon joins Ty on the show to talk about how she gave up her comfortable career as a chemical engineer to start her own food business.  Abbie's Knife Fork Spoon in Gig Harbor, Washington is preparing nutritional meals, sourced locally, at an affordable price. Abbie discusses how she came up with the idea of "freezing meals" and why nutrition is such an important part of her life. It's a candid conversation with a wife and mother of 3 who decided to leave a career to pursue her passion.  For more on Abbie and Knife Fork Spoon, check out the website at or on Facebook  For more information on Beats and Eats check out Ty on Twitter @coug88 or Nick @clns_nick or @beatneats.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm EST

Podcaster and triathlete Daniel Henry joins Ty in the Virtual Lounge to discuss his transformation as a man through fitness. Henry opens up about why he turned his life around through exercise, family, and faith. The duo discuss his new podcasts "The Plant-Based Jock" and "New Strength." Both shows cover Dan's experiences as a vegan and personal trainer.  Today's episode of Beats and Eats is a candid conversation with a man who did a one-eighty at mid-life and is now sharing his experiences to improve the lives of others. For more information on Dan you can find him at  For more on Beats and Eats, check us out on Twitter at @beatneats, @coug88, @clns_nick.  Our website is

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm EST