The Mike McFeely Mess

A podcast for those who like politicking, fishing, golfing, eating and boozing. And, generally, just talking.

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The McFeely Mess: Breaking down Bison football recruiting
Tue Jul 19 17:58:07 EDT 2022
Forum sportswriter Eric Peterson joins podcast host Mike McFeely to look at North Dakota State's football recruiting class of 2023. The Bison have commitments from 16 high school players so far, and expect to add a handful more before the end of July.

Peterson has interviewed and written about many of the recruits, including a western New York quarterback and a potential defensive back nicknamed "Pickett-tron."

The McFeely Mess: Bismarck lawyer, struck by rare disease, tells her tale of terror and recovery
Wed Jun 08 16:54:54 EDT 2022
Bismarck's Jackie Stebbins was a successful young attorney with a family, driven to succeed in North Dakota's capital city. It all changed when she was struck by a rare disease, autoimmune encephalitis, that caused anxiety, depression, shakes, seizures and eventually amnesia. She joins podcast host Mike McFeely to talk about her experience, her recovery and writing a book titled "Unwillable" to tell her story.

The McFeely Mess: Bison will face re-tooled Arizona program this fall
Mon Feb 07 13:12:28 EST 2022
Arizona landed perhaps the best recruiting class in the Pac-12 Conference and a top-25 class nationally among all Football Bowl Subdivision teams. A team that has been one of the worst FBS programs in the country might be significantly better as many of the top freshmen and transfers are expected to play for the Wildcats. The teams play in September in Tucson.
The McFeely Mess: From 25,000 feet, a look ahead at Bison football next season
Sun Jan 09 15:33:03 EST 2022
Dom Izzo, Jeff Kolpack and Mike McFeely recap FCS title game, preview 2022 season
The McFeely Mess: Breaking down the Bobcats
Fri Jan 07 14:14:24 EST 2022
Bozeman Chronicle reporter Colton Pool says Montana State has what it takes to win FCS title game
The McFeely Mess: What's the future of FCS? Sam Herder offers his thoughts
Thu Jan 06 13:59:50 EST 2022
HERO Sports FCS analyst Sam Herder joins podcast host Mike McFeely in Frisco, Texas, to talk about the future of the Division I subdivision.

With programs like James Madison, Sam Houston and Jacksonville State moving to FBS, is FCS going to be North Dakota State and perhaps three other schools playing in the semifinals every year?

Sam and Mike disagree on what the FCS might look like in 10 years.

The McFeely Mess: Izzo and McFeely recap their first day in Frisco late at night
Thu Jan 06 00:38:17 EST 2022
WDAY-TV sportscaster Dom Izzo joins podcast host Mike McFeely to recap their first day in Frisco, Texas, covering North Dakota State and Montana State playing in the FCS national title game.

The biggest news of the day? Probably that Bison receiver Christian Watson received a Senior Bowl invitation, meaning is NFL Draft stock is climbing quickly.

The McFeely Mess: The story of John Donaldson, forgotten baseball great
Wed Dec 01 22:29:12 EST 2021
Peter Gorton, who spearheads a website about former Negro League baseball great John Donaldson, joins podcast host Mike McFeely to talk about Donaldson and why he belongs in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Donaldson played baseball for more than 30 years, much of it in small towns in Minnesota, and compiled a remarkable record that deserves recognition.

McFeely Mess podcast: 'This is not just unsettling, it is sickening'
Wed Nov 24 12:29:01 EST 2021
Bismarck, N.D., scholar, author and historian Clay Jenkinson joins podcast host Mike McFeely to talk about the state of affairs. 

Clay laments the treatment of Kyle Rittenhouse by the right wing while Mike lambasts the Democrats for, well, being Democrats.

BISON GLORY DAYS: When USD was Division II royalty
Fri Nov 12 10:27:18 EST 2021
Former North Dakota State running back Chad Stark joins podcast host Mike McFeely to talk about the University of South Dakota Coyotes, who have struggled against the Bison in recent decades but at one time challenged NDSU for NCAA Division II supremacy.

The Bison and Coyotes met twice a year in both 1985 and 1986, including in the D2 championship game in '86.