Inside the Nation

Inside the Nation
9th Man Nation is a media outlet which covers the Arena Football League (AFL). Eric Thurow, creator and Inside the Nation Show Host is bringing a personal touch to the Arena Football League fan experience, conversation, and news. He is here to have…
Season 2 - Episode 3
May 11, 2017 • 50 min
Full podcast show notes are coming soon.
Season 2 - Episode 2
Apr 24, 2017 • 39 min
Welcome to the second episode of Inside the Nation podcast. An announcement is made stating that Inside the Nation podcast will also be known as ITN Podcast. Be sure to follow the podcast on Spreaker. In this week’s episode of the podcast I review some of…
Season 2 - Episode 1
Apr 13, 2017 • 21 min
Here is the first episode of Inside the Nation podcast for the 2017 Arena Football League season. This episode is a more concise version of the podcast as we are still looking to book guests for the season. In this episode, I review week 1 action to open…
Inside the Nation - Episode 19
Oct 16, 2016 • 67 min
In this special edition of Inside the Nation podcast, I have a conversation with the Executive Director of the Arena Football League Players Union, Ivan Soto. Ivan speaks of his background and he became involved with the players union and the AFL. We…
Episode 18
Aug 19, 2016 • 62 min
On this week’s episode of Inside the Nation, Tom and I have a discussion with Arena Football League great Calvin Schexnayder formerly of the Arizona Rattlers, Tampa Bay Storm, and San Jose SaberCats. Calvin talks of his days playing for the league and…
Episode 17
Aug 11, 2016 • 70 min
On this episode of Inside the Nation, Tom and I welcome Arena Football League Hall of Fame DB Clevan Thomas. Clevan shares his experience in transitioning from the outdoor game in the NCAA to playing for the San Jose SaberCats. He also shares what it is…
Episode 16
Jul 22, 2016 • 80 min
On this week’s episode of Inside the Nation, Tom and I sit down and discuss the welcoming of the Washington Valor to the Arena Football League officially. Washington’s 9th Man now has a team nickname and colors to root for. We briefly bring up the sudden…
Episode 15
Jul 6, 2016 • 48 min
On this week’s episode of Inside the Nation podcast, Tom and I have a conversation with Defensive End Rodney Fritz, Jr. Rodney began his Arena Football League career back in 2011 with the now defunct Tulsa Talons. He spent some time north of the border…
Episode 14
Jun 17, 2016 • 69 min
On this week’s episode of Inside the Nation, Tom and I feature two conversations, the first being from a fan’s perspective of the game and league. The second being from an all-time great player’s perspective of the league. Our first conversation begins…
Episode 13
Jun 11, 2016 • 84 min
On this week’s episode, Tom and I sat down and had two separate Skype calls to great sports casters who have called Arena Football League games for many years now. First we talk with former Arizona Rattler great all-time quarterback, Sed Bonner. Sed talks…
Episode 12
May 28, 2016 • 72 min
On this episode of Inside the Nation, during a recent trip to Phoenix to cover the Los Angeles KISS at Arizona Rattlers game, I had the pleasure of conversing with John and Michele Staples. They are proud and dedicated members of Arizona’s 9th Man.…
Episode 11
May 21, 2016 • 67 min
On this episode, Tom and I sit down and have a general conversation. The topics we discuss is the Monday Night Football curse has been broken finally by the Cleveland Gladiators, removal of helmet policy, attendance issues with having a broadcasted game…
Nation - Episode 10
May 1, 2016 • 72 min
We have rebranded our podcast show to Inside the Nation from the Nation. On our first newly branded show, we welcome Arena Football League Hall of Fame Head Coach from the San Jose SaberCats, Darren Arbet. Darren shares his experiences on how he began his…
Nation - Episode 9
Apr 9, 2016 • 64 min
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Nation - Episode 8 Podcast
Mar 6, 2016 • 52 min
Welcome to our eighth episode of the Nation podcast. On this episode, we do a follow up in a sense to the ending conversation from episode seven. To hear what was discussed on the show, listen to the show again here and make…
Nation - Episode 7
Feb 21, 2016 • 70 min
Full show description coming soon.
Nation - Episode 6
Feb 14, 2016 • 59 min
On this episode of the Nation, our guest is Natalie Kirkland, a 3-year member of the San Jose SaberKittens dance team in the Arena Football League. She discusses the processes she had with trying out for the team, experiences, daily and weekly routines,…
Nation - Episode 5
Jan 23, 2016 • 97 min
In this episode we sit down with former San Jose SaberCats player James Hundon, who also played for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, XFL’s San Francisco Demons, and the CFL’s Calgary Stmapeders. James discusses his career and play trechniques while with the…
The Nation Episode 4
Jan 9, 2016 • 59 min
On this episode, we react to the sudden decision by Commissioner Scott Butera to take over operations of the Portland Thunder. We also discuss thoughts and feelings on what is now being done by the commissioner’s office and how it could possibly affect…
Nation Podcast Episode 3
Dec 19, 2015 • 61 min
On this episode of the Nation, I have a conversation with former San Jose SaberCats great and the current Executive Vice President for the Arena Football League Players’ Union (AFLPU), Steve Watson. We discuss his experience in the league as a member of…
The Nation - Episode 2
Dec 12, 2015 • 118 min
On this episode of the Nation podcast, Tom and I welcome a member of San Jose’s 9th Man and long time San Jose SaberCats fan, John Kahermanes. John joins us to share his overall experience of the Arena Football League. Plus we discuss the 8 team league…
Welcome To The Nation
Nov 22, 2015 • 36 min
Here are the show notes: San Jose – 9th Man Nation is proud to announce the premiere of The Nation Podcast. As the hosts, Tom Jones and Eric Thurow introduce themselves and have a conversation on their history of being involved with the Arena Football…