The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 168

Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We broadcast weekly, every Tuesday at 8 pm eastern USA time and are available on nearly all podcast sites and apps. Listen on your computer, tablet, phone and even in the car! Our Featured Interview tonight is with retired football Coach Howard Schnellenberger. He is the offensive coordinator that worked with Don Shula in the 1970s where he helped coach the Miami Dolphins to a perfect 1972 season and a Super Bowl victory. He also coached at FAU, retiring at the end of the 2011 season. For many years he smoked a pipe so much that the players gave him the nickname, "The Pipe". In "Pipe Parts", Brian will recount the answers to the "Fast Five Final Questions" that were submitted by several attendees of The West Coast Pipe Show where he was also the guest speaker. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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5 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    Such a variety in answers to the fast 5 questions which is indicative of the pipe smoking community.
    I know of Howard Schnellenberger, but have not met him. I do not know very many people who smoked 18 hours a day and wherever they wanted. I got in on the end of the ‘wherever’ you wanted time period. It is a shame he was ‘forced’ to give it up.
    Music – ‘We are the champions’ symphonic version was neat. I agree, chorus not needed. Clarence ‘gatemouth’ Brown was a good selection.
    Maybe ‘Gaget’ isn’t a pipe smoker???
    Rant – Headlights and taillights using LEDs give a designer a lot of opportunity for design ‘improvements’. It also gives the young, the opportunity to mod their vehicle. I hate the high intensity lights at night.
    nice show

  • Another good episode.
    The fast five are cool. We all spotted Steve Fallon quickly didn’t we.
    The music was interesting. I liked the symphonic version of “We are the Champions”. It had some class to it. “Gatemouth” Brown is not some one I can do in large doses but his Christmas song was very pleasant.
    Howard Schnellenberger has had a very strong career. I was surprised at his comment that they knew exactly what play Nebraska would run when they went for the 2-point conversion. I know all of us here in Big 8 land (as it was then) were shocked at the play call. Nebraska had been blowing Miami completely off the ball the whole 4th quarter and then tried a finesse pass play. HS also didn’t mention his disastrous tenure at Oklahoma where he actively alienated every Sooner fan in the state in one year. Nonetheless he had a great career and was interesting to listen to.
    I guess the light thing doesn’t bother me as much as you but it does seem silly. Some of them look like cuttlefish eyes.

  • Hi Brian,
    I just heard my first “Pipes Magazine Radio Show”. I thought the idea of having a pipe radio show for those avid pipe smokers like myself was very refreshing. I will be a regular listener to the show from this point on.
    I thought the interview segment with Coach Schnellenberger was conducted very well and I learned more about him than I have known in the past. The show was interesting all around. I feel like a person who was able to smoke 18 hours a day and have to give it up was a man of great discipline and the reason he gave it up was quite commendatory. Jerry Roman

  • Nice show. Not familiar with Coach “The Pipe”, but do know of the unbeaten 1972 Dolphins team. Interesting career nonetheless. I was a bit bummed when he said he quit on an agreement.
    Like the music choices.
    These new tech headlights and taillights can be a bit much. I especially hate the “adaptive” versions that adjust constantly, it can be very distracting.

  • It was a nice show, although you sounded a bit tired Brian. (But I think this makes the show even more familiar to me!)
    I’m impressed at people who can answer this fast 5 final questions. I would be confused. Can’t think of my favorite anything as I love at least 3 or 4 of anything I have.
    Nice interview! I don’t know much about football but I enjoyed to see how the people from before relate to their smoking habit. Nothing much about what fancy pipe or tobacco. They just enjoyed it and that was all, like you mentioned.
    Music, I was surprised how I completely agreed with you about Chorus not needed. Haha. Definitely not needed. The blues was nice.
    Gadget comment on iTunes was completely off. One of the funniest thing in the show is to hear you say “Welcome, welcome, welcome almost exactly the same way every time!!” – if we pay close attention to it, it’s possible to have a roughly idea of the mood of the show by the way you say it!
    Rant – I do agree. I was laughing so much about it!!! Some of them are way too much, and very distracting indeed. hahaha