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Encrotchment Week 2 with Eddie Gobbo of Jar’d Loose

September 17, 2015

I’m going to go on the record and say that we’re going to see some compelling football out of the AFC East this year.


September 10, 2015

Eddie Gobbo is back with his first installment of ENCROTCHMENT, your weekly guide through the 2015 NFL FOOTBALL Season. 

Watch Dan Lilker and Dave Hofer in “Perpetual Conversion” Roundtable

June 4, 2015

It was an honor to moderate a roundtable discussion featuring a good friend of mine and great writer, Dave Hofer, and a metal legend like Danny Lilker. 

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Season Wrap-Up

February 6, 2015

Nightmares about my nonexistent children being killed by a falling flatscreen. Thanks, Super Bowl commercial. Season in Hell So, it’s several days after the big game. The dust has settled. We’ve watched every obnoxious and sad self-filmed fan reaction to Malcolm Butler’s miraculous end zone interception that the internet has to offer. I don’t think it was…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Super Bowl Edition

January 30, 2015

This weekend, yes, the Super Bowl occurs, and our odyssey together ends. There will be one winner. One loser. And more people pissed off than happy regardless of who wins or loses. Erin Go Bragh(less) Before we delve heavily in to this Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup from hell, does anyone remember the Seattle/Green Bay game…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo of Jar’d Loose: NFeLd Awards

January 23, 2015

Why do they call it football? A first down is 10 yards. The field is 100 yards. They should call it yardball. After an amazing 2014-2015 season, we have reached our final episode. The final game of Ink-a-dink. All your favorites characters are coming back. What better way to analyze our season and give rewards…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo of Jar’d Loose: Championship Weekend

January 16, 2015

R.I.P. Taylor Negron The Resurrection of Andrew Wood Growing up, I was a huge Andrew Wood fan. He was the singer of Mother Love Bone, which, all things considered, is the band that wrote the book on most of what came out of Seattle in the ’90s. Even though he grew up in Seattle, Wood was…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Wild Card Weekend

January 2, 2015

Does anyone else find it extremely annoying when Bradley Cooper says “Baybee” over and over again in the American Sniper preview? We Caro Lot (Saturday, 4:35 p.m. EST) It feels like Carolina started their season this past Sunday against the Falcons. Arizona goes into this game like it’s another day in quicksand. The problem Arizona…

Encrotchment: Christmas Cookie Edition

December 24, 2014

The lines between Anna Kendrick and Tina Fey are becoming more and more blurred every day. Look to the Cookie, Everyone. Look to the Cookie. This week, instead of watching football at my house in the dark, I went to my aunt’s house to make Christmas cookies with her. As I walked through the door,…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 15

December 18, 2014

Please North Korea, threaten a terrorist attack over ALL Seth Rogen and James Franco movies from now on. Vat on the Pats This past week, the inevitable happened: The New England Patriots claimed their sixth straight AFC East title, and are on the fast track (for the millionth time) to the playoffs, with a bye…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 14

December 11, 2014

Darth Raider Welp, Raiders fans: I hate to say it, but I think I’m going to be retiring Oakland Raiders talk for the rest of the season. With three weeks left, and teams fighting for their playoff lives, I don’t see how a two-win team could be worth mentioning. That said,  I’m going for one last…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Weeks 12 & 13

December 4, 2014

Black Hole Son Two weeks ago, I watched a game that captivated me like few have this season. It was a match between the then 7-3 Kansas City Chiefs (who are riding what I believe will be a massive tailspin) and the 0-10 Oakland Raiders. The Raiders had nothing to play for but their fans. As…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 11

November 20, 2014

Feeling for Minnesota This week, it was confirmed that Adrian Peterson will indeed by suspended for at least the rest of the season without pay, and will not be eligible for reinstatement until training camp in April. Adrian Peterson is the Tom Brady of the NFC: a Hall of Fame-bound veteran who is synonymous with…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 10

November 13, 2014

Bigger ass? Kim Kardashian or Kim Kardashian’s ass? Keeling Over and Dying Happy This past Thursday, it dawned on me that my ‘lude had worn off and I was actually watching a football game where the Cleveland Browns had a lead in the fourth quarter, in a division game, and if they won, they’d be…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 9

November 6, 2014

Don’t blame me. I voted for Gibby Haynes. Slow, Still and Swaggin’ I’ve been a sports fan since 1984, when I came out of Dan Marino’s womb. I’ve been a metal fan since 1994, when I seen Cannibal Corpse in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, staring Dan Marino. One of the first dudes I remember meeting in the…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 8

October 30, 2014

Favorite Horror Movie: The Haunted Mask II Favorite Horror Movie Actor: The kid from The Haunted Mask II Lions for Lambs As we sat in the backstage area of Chicago’s Cobra Lounge this past Friday, Steve Colca, lead singer/guitarist of Austin, Texas’ Destroyer of Light, gave me an overview of their treacherous tour schedule. They’re…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 7

October 23, 2014

Q: What’s Meghan Trainor’s middle name? A: Needsa Primitive Football God This summer, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting the dudes from Denver’s Primitive Man. Not only are they one of the dopest, heaviest, most pummeling bands in heavy music right now, but their bassist, Jonathan Campos, wears a Denver Broncos hat in July….

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 6

October 16, 2014

The weird guy in the GOTHAM commercials: Who is he? I don’t want to watch the show. I just want to know who he is. The Joker? Eagles of Death Metal So, we are six weeks into the season. I think it’s safe to say the Broncos are the toast of the AFC, even though…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 5

October 9, 2014

Mulaney Death Watch, 2014. KC at the Bat, Chiefs on the Back Burner I’ll admit, if there’s ever a lag in me watching the NFL, it’s during October. I usually drop from watching 30 hours of football a week to about 25. I’m an MLB fan, and I love spending hours watching great, hard-nosed baseball…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 4

October 2, 2014

Here’s 10 bucks. Bring me the hair of Ariana Grande. Three Gigs, a Gaze and a Cheese Place This past weekend, Jar’d Loose did a string of shows with Oakland, CA’s Lecherous Gaze, an amazing, sleazy, ’70s-influenced rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut featuring former members of west coast thrash rockers Annihilation Time. Now, I knew these…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 3

September 25, 2014

Did you guys enjoy the heavily NFL-promoted premiere of Madam Secretary, starring Tea Leoni, as much as I did? Beng Your Pan Last winter, I played a gig in Columbus, OH, at Carabar and struck up a football conversation with the club’s owner, Ron. He’s a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I guess a Steelers fan…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 2

September 18, 2014

You ever go to your parents’ house, watch football all Sunday, and forget to feed their dog? Week 2 in the books. Let’s do this. Skinhand I met Ryan Wolfe, drummer of Richmond doom band Windhand, back in 2012, when I booked his band the first time they came through Chicago. After load-in, he asked me if…

Encrotchment With Eddie Gobbo From Jar’d Loose: Week 1

September 11, 2014

Hello, and welcome to Week 1 of Decibel’s new NFL column, Encrotchment. A lot happened in Week 1, so let’s get started. Hype! 2: The Seattle Seahawks Well, the 2014 NFL season started with the Hawks going to a stadium filled with 12th men and women, getting rings, rolling Green Bay, and helping Soundgarden load their gear…