ALBANY, NY (September 8, 2011) – Beginning on September 15 at the Recovery Sports Grill in Troy, and running through the NFL season, local sports icon Rodger Wyland will host a weekly game show-styled event called Barstool Banter. The show will enable the audience to interact and discuss sports with Wyland in a live environment. The shows will rotate between the Recovery Sports Grill locations in Troy, Albany, Colonie, and Rotterdam.
Each Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. Wyland will take the stage and present sports-related topics to the audience. Audience members will then have a chance to discuss and rant on the topic. Wyland will respond and rebut the rants. The discussions will be recorded and uploaded to the Barstool Banter Facebook page, which will enable fans to vote for their favorite. The person with the most “likes” at the end of the week will help Wyland co-host part of the show the following week.
A grand prize for “Best Sports Ranter” will be given away at the end of the NFL season.
In addition to the interactive portion of the show, Rodger will be offering his opinions on the upcoming NFL week, as well as various local and national sports topics of note. Other segments will feature guest interviews with local sports celebrities, such as RPI head football coach, Tim Landis. Prizes from assorted sponsors (including DeCresente Distributing Co. and MoveThatBlock.com) will be given away between the segments.
Rodger Wyland is the host of Big Board Radio Sports Talk on Fox Sports 980 WOFX-AM, and sports anchor and director for NewsChannel 13. He has covered sports in the Capital Region for nearly three decades.
Recovery Sports Grill is a locally-owned chain of sports themed restaurants. The restaurants are celebrated for their outstanding casual dining fare, their extensive sports memorabilia collection, and their commitment to local sports. The company has eight locations throughout New York, New Jersey, and Virginia, with more under development.