Our Latest Episodes:
Episode 160 – You Can Now Exhale
In this episode Skip and Josh discuss the recent tough stretches for the Canadiens and Maples Leafs. In the NFL the Eagles and Cowboys both keep losing and Skip is wondering if we are seeing the final days of the Patriots dynasty, meanwhile Josh declares that the NBA is a joke. There’s also some Duke basketball talk and the some MLB news involving the Rays and baseball in Montreal. Recorded December 7, 2019.
Episode 159 – Old School vs. New School
In this episode: Listener mail, corrections from last episode, the Habs endless losing streak, the hot start for the Leafs under their new coach, the Bill Peters situation, Duke loses at home to SFA, the Bills take care of the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and a What Bugs Me from Josh. Recorded November 30, 2019.
Episode 158 – They Took the Easy Way Out
In this episode: The guys recap the long list of events in sports since their last episode including: The Houston Astros sign stealing scandal, the Leafs firing of Mike Babcock, the Myles Garrett suspension and whatever is going on between the NFL and Colin Kaepernick, plus the start of the college basketball season. Recorded November 23, 2019.
Episode 157 – Ball Don’t Lie
In this episode: The guys give their final thoughts on the world series, the roller coaster ride of the Washington Nationals and the events of games 5-6-7 including Max Scherzer’s sore neck, the controversial interference call at first base, Bregman and Soto carrying their bats, AJ Hinch’s bull pen management, the marvel that is Howie Kendrick and who really deserved to be named the series MVP. Skip has a very emotional and angry response to the Nat’s championship and their link to the Expos. Recorded November 2, 2019.
Episode 156 – What Did You Expect Besides a Grand Slam?!
In this episode: Josh opens the show with some rapid fire baseball related questions and then the guys break down games one to four of the World Series and look ahead to the deciding games. Of course some interesting topics come up like Juan Soto’s gold glove nomination, Anibal Sanchez’s glasses, Fernando Rodney’s cap and the Yu Darvish-Justin Verlander twitter feud. There’s also some notes from the NHL, specifically related to the Habs and Leafs, as well as odds and ends from the NFL and NBA. Recorded October 27, 2019 ( an hour before Max Scherzer was scratched from his start in game five of the World Series).
Episode 155 – They’re Playing Chess, Everyone Else is Playing Checkers
In this episode: Skip and Josh react to Nationals win over the cardinals and the Astros dramatic victory over the Yankees. Josh is still mentally not prepared to even entertain the possibility of the Nationals winning the world Series and Skip is glad that defense has proven to be incredibly important in this year’s playoffs. In the NFL the Rams are hoping that Jalen Ramsey will put them over the top and the Kansas City Chiefs will have to find a way to win games without Patrick Mahomes. Meanwhile the NBA is hoping that the injury to Zion Williamson is not serious. Recorded October 20, 2019.
Episode 154 – You Want This Guy On Your Team
In this episode: Reactions to the big wins by the Nationals, Cardinals and Astros in the MLB division series and a look ahead to the next round. What’s next for the Dodgers and should Dave Roberts be taking the blame for yet another post season loss? Why do players slide into first? Who started this unwritten rule about pitchers not catching pop ups? And is baseball ready for robo-umps? Meanwhile the NHL season started; the Habs and Leafs are more or less as advertised but it’s the Philadelphia Flyers winning on and off the ice. Also, Apple watches, WAGS and bad commercials. Recorded October 11, 2019.
Episode 153 – What’s Bugging Josh
Skip has been away and has not been able to stay up to date on all the latest news in sports. Luckily Josh has been keeping a list of all the things that have been bugging him, including conservative NFL coaches, taking a knee, the overuse of replays, pitchers not being able to catch pop ups, the Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves and Marlins man. Recorded October 5, 2019.
Episode 152 – Unwatchable
In this episode: A recap of week two in the NFL including the injuries to Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger, the Patriots dominance and OBJ’s watch. Baseball has also been plagued by big stars going down with injuries and in the NHL the Leafs finally signed Mitch Marner. Recorded September 16, 2019.
Episode 151 – Phenomenal!
In this episode: The continuing saga of Antonio Brown, Bianca Andreescu makes history at the U.S. Open, a roundup of the first week in the NFL and some MLB news and notes. Recorded September 8, 2019.
Episode 150 – Are You Ready For Some Football!
Skip and Josh are joined by guest Neil Schnurbach (@AssemblyNeil) to preview the upcoming NFL season. Are the Browns contenders? Will Kyler Murray succeed in Arizona? Will Zeke and Melvin Gordon sign before the season starts? Has Antonio Brown found a helmet that he likes? Can the Pats repeat? Which teams can go from worst to first? And of course – predictions! This episode was recorded August 24, 2019, prior to the Andrew Luck retirement announcement.
Episode 149 – We’re Back!
Skip and Josh are back from their summer hiatus and recap all the big sports news from the past month including DAZN’s marketing blitz, Antonio Brown’s helmet and feet problems, a huge speeding ticket and a look at the MLB playoff races. Recorded August 17, 2019.
Episode 148 – Our All-Time Montreal Expos Team
In this episode our All-time Montreal Expos twenty-five man rosters.
Recorded July 6, 2019.
Episode 147 – It’s Not a Verb!
In this episode: Everything you always wanted to know about the NHL and NBA free agent signings, including offer sheets, the grammar police, bad contracts, cap space, RFAs/UFAs, KawhiWatch, leaky faucets and the vault. Recorded July 3, 2019.
Episode 146 – The Montreal Rays?
In this episode: An intense twenty minute discussion on the news that the Tampa Bay Rays are exploring the idea of playing half of their games in Montreal. Does this idea make any sense for either city? What does this ultimately mean for the return of baseball to Montreal? Also news and notes from the NBA draft, the NHL draft and NHL awards. Recorded June 22, 2019.
Episode 145– The Champs
This special episode was recorded on location at the iconic Orange Julep in Montreal. The guys discuss the Raptos first NBA Championship, the reactions in Toronto and all across the county, the future of Kawhi, Klay’s injury and of course the commercials. Meanwhile in the NHL the Blue’s are Stanley Cup Champions; Did Ryan O’Reilly deserve the Conn Smythe? How much did Josh love the shots of Brad Marchand crying and the Blue’s real MVP Laila Anderson. In other news Big Papi got shot, the going rate for a hit and a brief movie review with an appearance by the guy enjoying his Julep one table over. Recorded June 16, 2019.
Episode 144 – On the Verge
In this episode: The Toronto Raptors are one win away from winning the NBA Finals. The incredible hype in Canada surrounding this series, how the Raptors have been able to take a 3-1 lead, the Warriors injury situation and why Josh loves Draymond Green. Meanwhile in the NHL the Blues are also one win away from a championship in what has been a very physical series filled with big hits and bad calls. There’s also some MLB notes, strange injuries and a Champions League recap. Recorded June 8, 2019.
Episode 143 – The NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Final
In this episode: The Toronto Raptors are in the NBA Finals! How great is Kawhi Leonard? Did Drake change the momentum of the series? Can they pull of the impossible and defeat the Warriors? The Stanley Cup Finals are also about the begin, can the Blues win their first ever Stanley Cup? Plus, the Washington Nationals are still cursed and an early favorite for song of the summer. Recorded May 26, 2019.
Episode 142 – We’re Not Playing Handball
In this episode: The NHL playoffs, blown calls and the future of replay reviews. The NBA draft lottery, the Warriors dominance without Kevin Durant and the Raptors fighting to stay alive. In baseball, an update on Vlad Jr. and the record setting amount of homers & strikeouts. Recorded May 19, 2019.
Episode 141 – Reverse Jinx
The NHL Playoffs are down to the final four, does Skip owe Martin Jones an apology? Who has the edge is the Sharks-Blues series and can the Canes keep their magic going against the Bruins. More useless stats and Josh doesn’t even want to say Brad Marchand’s name let alone talk about him. In the NBA Playoffs the Raptors-Sixers will play a game seven, the Warriors proved why they are champions and the Lakers continue to amuse everyone. The guys also discuss the Kentucky Derby and even the Champions League. Recorded May 11, 2019.
Episode 140 – The NHL has a Weasel Problem
In this episode: The Kentucky Derby, the NHL Playoffs, Gary Bettman testifies in Canadian Parliament and Brad Marchand strikes again. Skip has lifted his self-imposed ban on the NBA and is loving round two of the playoffs. There’s some MLB notes, listener mail and even a mention of Avengers: Endgame. Recorded May 4, 2019.
Episode 139 – Win the Game
In this episode: Bad tweets, the NHL Playoffs, the Sharks huge comeback and the fallout in Toronto over the Leafs game seven loss, plus does the regular season even matter anymore? In baseball, more bruised egos and Vlad Jr. makes his debut for the Jays. Recorded April 28, 2019.
Episode 138 – When Worlds Collide
In this episode: The NHL playoffs, including big upsets, emerging stars and video reviews. In baseball there was another controversial bat flip this week, more stars went down with injuries and Josh explains (again) the real reason why the Nationals franchise is cursed. Recorded April 21, 2019.
Episode 137 – I Want Him to Lose!
In this episode: Virginia wins the NCAA Basketball Championship, reactions to One Shining Moment, an interesting discussion on the sports broadcasting landscape in Canada, tanking for high draft picks, the Raptors playoff outlook, women’s hockey and the NHL playoffs so far. Also Josh tells us what he really thinks about the Masters, Tiger Woods and Game of Thrones. Recorded April 14, 2019.
Episode 136 – Team of Destiny or Just Lucky?
In this episode: The Final Four, the NHL playoff matchups, the MLB season so far and the AAF folds. Recorded April 7, 2019.
Episode 135 – The Real MVP
In this episode: NCAA tournament Recap, Duke’s loss to Michigan State, a Final Four Preview, the one and done era, and the real MVP of March Madness. Also the Habs playoff hopes, a discussion on the NHL playoff format, St. Louis style bagels and some Spice Girls news. Recorded March 31, 2019.
Episode 134 – The Less You Know, The Better
In this episode the guys recap the first two rounds of March Madness, including Duke’s thrilling/lucky win over UCF. In the NHL the playoff races are coming down to the wire, meanwhile in Ottawa, Sen’s owner Eugene Melnyk made a fool of himself (again). The guys discuss Mike Trout’s mega contract and look ahead to the start of the MLB season. Recorded March 25, 2019.
Episode 133 – The Third Annual Skip and Josh March Madness Extravaganza
It’s that time of year again and the guys are joined by special guest Neil Schnurbach (@AssemblyNeil) to break down everything you need to know about March Madness. Which teams can go all the way and who will be this year’s Cinderella story? Recorded March 18, 2019.
Episode 132 – It’s Not an Upgrade
Josh opens the show with the sad new about Luke Perry and the guys reminisce about Beverly Hills 90201 and its legacy. The NFL off season has been pretty busy with some interesting stories including Kyler Murray, Josh Rosen and Antonio Brown. In College Basketball the guys are preparing for March Madness and go over their picks for the best players this season. In the NHL the playoff races are heating up. Can the Habs hang on to the final playoff spot in the east?
Episode 131 – Stupid Money
In this episode: Bryce Harper’s massive new contract, John Tavares not so friendly return to Long Island, the Ottawa Senators disastrous season and some NFL news. Recorded March 2, 2019.
Episode 130 – 14000 Foul Balls
Josh starts the show with a “What Bugs Me”, then the guys discuss the Duke-UNC game, the injury to Zion Williamson and the possibility of him sitting out the rest of the season. In baseball Manny Machado got his huge contract, will Bryce Harper be next and do players actually care about winning or just the money? Plus, what’s going on with Robert Kraft? Recorded February 23, 2019.
Episode 129 – He Should Never Have Cut His Hair
In this episode the guys react to Duke’s huge comeback win over Louisville and discuss some Football news including the great ratings so far for the AAF. In baseball spring training is about to start and Machado and Harper are still free agents, what exactly is going on and why is Josh so mad at Justin Verlander? The NHL season is heating up but does the current playoff format make any sense?
Episode 128 – Can You Do Me a Solid?
After a week off the guys finally recap the Super Bowl; the plays and coaching decisions that decided the game, the halftime show and of course the commercials. The guys give their opinions on the new proposed rule changes in baseball, discuss what might happen at the NHL trade deadline and agree that the NBA is the most entertaining league because of what goes on off the court rather than in the actual games. Also Skip bought a new pillow. Recorded February 9, 2019.
Episode 127 – Super Bowl Preview
Everything you wanted to know about Super Bowl 53 with special guest Neil Schnurbach (@AssemblyNeil), including a look back at our preseason predictions, more reactions from the conference championship games, the keys to victory for the Rams and Patriots, interesting prop bets and of course predictions for the big game. Recorded January 27, 2019.
Episode 126 – Not Again!
It’s the Patriots and Rams in the Super Bowl and let’s just say that Josh is not happy about it. They guys discuss all the action from the conference championship games including the overtime rules, horrible officiating and non-stop instant replays. In college basketball it was a busy and exciting week for the Duke Blue Devils. Meanwhile Skip has lifted the ban on discussing the NBA mainly to point out the historic run that James Harden is on. Josh has a few NHL notes and Skip is pissed at the guys from PTI. Recorded January 20, 2019.
Episode 125 – The Whole Country is Rooting Against Them
Josh opens the show with a special birthday wish and some baseball notes including the intriguing situation of Kyler Murray. We’re down to the final four in the NFL playoffs. Did this weekend’s games live up to the hype? How did Skip react to the Eagles loss? The guys also debate an interesting question: Which sports team is the most universally hated? The show ends with some college basketball notes and Josh declares his love for the show Entourage. Recorded January 13, 2019.
Episode 124 – Don’t Bother Correcting Me
Josh opens the show with some questions about hockey, specifically the selections for the NHL All Star game and something that’s been bugging him about the World Junior Championships. It was also Wildcard Weekend in the NFL and Skip was certainly happy with the result of the Eagles-Bears game. Recorded January 6, 2019.
Episode 123 – The Best of 2018
Find out who will take home the most prestigious awards in all of sports and entertainment as Skip and Josh review the year in sports by handing out awards for best team, best play, best game and ultimate MVP. They also hand out non-sports related awards for TV, movies and music and more. Recorded December 26, 2018.
Episode 122 – That’s a lot of Money
Skip and Josh open the show by catching up on some NFL news including why Josh doesn’t like Tony Romo, Baker Mayfield’s stare down and the Josh Gordon situation. In baseball there have already been some big signings and a big trade. In the NHL the Flyers are hoping a coaching change can save their season and Carey Price reached a milestone. The guys also discuss the recent buzz about a possible return of baseball to Montreal.
Episode 121 – I Guess We’re Not PG Anymore
Josh opens the show with some NFL news including the identity of his new favorite player. Are the Bears and Cowboys for real? How bad can the Redskins get and are the Vikings having buyer’s remorse over Kirk Cousins? The topic turns to NCAA football where Josh has a brilliant idea on how to fix the playoff system, Skip is not convinced and things get a little heated. In baseball the Hall of Fame has two new inductees, are they worthy?
Episode 120 – The Worst Kept Secret
Skip and Josh open the show with some NFL news including the firing of Mike McCarthy and the release of Kareem Hunt. The guys also discuss NHL expansion to Seattle, the Leafs finally signing William Nylander as well as some MLB hot stove. Recorded December 8, 2018.
Episode 119 – Let It Breathe
Skip and Josh open the show with the NFL; the Monday night thriller between the Chiefs and Rams, the future of the NFL and bad announcing. In College Basketball Duke actually lost a game. In the NHL the Oilers have a new coach and Josh explains his choice for his preferred sports network. Recorded November 23, 2018.
Episode 118 – I Had a Dream That I Punched Him in The Face
Josh opens the show with some early season thoughts on College Basketball including the return of ‘What Bugs Me”. The guys discuss the NHL concussion lawsuit and Gary Bettman’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Major League baseball handed out their awards and Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young win has sparked some controversy. Its week 11 in the NFL; Skip is hoping the Eagles can save their season, Josh is taking the over in the Rams-Chiefs game and the Packers keep finding ways to lose. Recorded November 17, 2018.
Episode 117 – Buckle Up!
The guys start the show with College Basketball and Duke’s huge win over Kentucky. In the NHL (12:43) some Senators players got into some trouble with an Uber driver and there were some big coaching changes. Also in this episode: NFL gambling advice (24:38), MLB free agents (26:09) and Josh has some podcast recommendations (30:20).
Episode 116 – He Should Be Cut Immediately
In this episode the guys recap the World Series (0:55), discuss the impact of series MVP Steve Pearce and speculate on where Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will end up playing next season. Meanwhile in the NFL (15:17) there were some interesting moves at the trade deadline and Josh fired Skip from his pick’em pool. In the NHL (31:01) the guys breakdown the start of the season for the Habs, Leafs and Senators. Recorded November 3, 2018.
Episode 115 – All They Do Is Win
In this episode Skip and Josh discuss the World Series and the state of Major League Baseball (2:02). Can the Dodgers figure out a way to beat the Red Sox and get back into the series? Are starting pitchers even important anymore? Have analytics contributed to the incredible amount of over managing that we’ve seen in the playoffs? Skip is wondering about what Josh’s style would be as a manager. There’s a baseball edition of What Bugs Me (28:11), something the NHL got right (34:19) and a look and the upcoming week in the NFL (35:42). Recorded October 25, 2018.
Episode 114 – There’s Something Fundamentally Wrong
Recorded Oct 13, 2018. In this episode Skip and Josh make their picks in the MLB playoffs (1:51). Can the Astros repeat? Are the Red Sox as good as their regular season record suggests? Can the Brewers defeat the Dodgers? In the NFL (23:30) Skip is thrilled that the Eagles are back on track but actually feels sorry for Giants fans. Meanwhile NHL replay officials managed to somehow overturn the same goal twice (35:57)?
Episode 113 – Consult the Unwritten Rulebook
Recorded Oct 6, 2018. Skip and Josh discuss the MLB Playoffs, bad managing and useless statistics. The hockey season is off to great start and the NHL sent a message with a big suspension. The guys also look at the best matchups from week five in the NFL.
Music in this episode:
Intro: “Rumble” and “Actionable” by bensound.com. Wrap up: “Brit Pop” by scottholmesmusic.com
Episode 112 – NHL Preview: I Didn’t Know There Would Be Math
Recorded Sep 30, 2018. Skip and Josh are joined by hockey writer David Alter (twitter: @dalter) to preview the upcoming NHL season. Can the Leafs live up to expectations? Can the Habs compete in the stacked Atlantic division? Can Vegas keep up where they left off last season? Are the Sharks contenders now that they have acquired Karlsson? Somehow the show ends with a math question, plus some thoughts on Gritty the Flyers new mascot.
Episode 111 – The Only Thing That’s Mine is the Chest Hair
Recorded September 18, 2018. Week two in the NFL (1:38) had some great games, some bad kickers, an amazing press conference, and a player who retired at halftime. The Steelers are a big mess, Pat Mahomes is the real deal, the Eagles lose to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Bucs and the Jags took apart the Pats. What’s wrong with the Giants and will any Browns or Vikings kicker ever make a field goal? The new tackling rule reared its ugly head and Josh is wondering if Dez Bryant will ever sign with anyone. Meanwhile the NHL pre-season has started (25:45) with very different expectations this season for the Habs and Leafs. Erik Karlsson was finally traded. How will his move to the Sharks affect the balance of power in the West and how bleak is the situation for the Senators franchise?
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Episode 110 – Three Rules
Recorded September 10, 2018. In this episode the guys break down the big stories of week one in the NFL (2:21): Did the Bears implode? Is Aaron Rodgers human? The Browns didn’t lose, the Chiefs came as advertised and the Jaguars are somehow still committed to their quarterback. The Montreal Canadiens finally traded their captain Max Pacioretty (15:13). What’s next for the Habs and are they finally admitting that they are rebuilding? There are some strong opinions about Serena Williams outburst at the U.S. Open (25:28), Skip helps Josh to try and understand E-Sports (33:00) and the show closes with a couple of podcast recommendations.
Episode 109 – Football is Back
Recorded September 1, 2018. The guys are joined by friend of the show Neil Schnurbach (@AssemblyNeil) to preview the upcoming NFL season. Are the Bears suddenly a playoff team with the acquisition of Khalil Mack? Can the Browns win a game or even become somewhat relevant? How dynamic can the Chiefs offense be? Which rookie quarterbacks can make an impact this season and which second year QBs can become stars? Will any of last years playoff teams struggle this year? Which up and coming teams are ready to become contenders? Does Jimmy G. have what it takes to lead the 49ers? Can the Patriots make it back to the Super Bowl (again)? Do the Eagles have what it takes to repeat? Of course there are some predictions, a discussion about some of the major rule changes and of course Neil brings some fancy stats like DVOA and Pythagorean wins.
Episode 108 – Road Trip
Recorded August 19, 2018. Duke’s Canadian tour came to a close and Josh made the road trip to Montreal to be there. This episode has some more behind the scenes content including clips from Coach K’s post-game press conference and some locker room interviews. Also in this episode the guys discuss how Major League baseball sent the wrong message with the Jose Urena suspension, the dismal season for the Nationals and some listener mail.
Episode 107 – Fasten Your Seat Belts
Recorded August 13, 2018. In what only can be described as a perfect storm of sports podcasting the Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team landed in Toronto this week and not only was Josh at Coach K’s press conference he asked the first question! He then followed that up by catching up with NCAA basketball guru Jay Bilas. The guys also catch up on all the big sports news since their last recording session: Sox-Yanks, MLB Trade deadline, Johnny Manziel and Vlad’s Hall of Fame speech. There’s some big controversy in Josh’s fantasy baseball pool and some listener feedback on a few sports songs that didn’t make the cut.
Episode 106 – The Americans
Recorded July 15, 2018. Skip and Josh recap the final season of The Americans and look back at some of the memorable moments and characters from the series including the Jennings family, Stan, Kimmy, Pastor Tim, the disguises, Martha, Nina, the big confrontation in the garage as well as some of the amazing music. The guys also speculate about what would happen next if the show had one more season.
Episode 105 – Our Top Sports Songs
Recorded July 15, 2018.
Skip and Josh countdown their top ten sports songs.
Our complete lists with links is here.
About the Show
While this show may be fairly new to you, in reality it has been going on for a very long time. There have been so many epic debates and conversations over the past twenty five years that at one point we realized that we should be recording our conversations because we had way more to say than most of the sports commentators you see and hear on mainstream TV and radio. This is really a show about how sports affects us.
We will both tell you that one of us is right and the other one is wrong, but the truth is we often agree.
We do this show because we love talking sports. We don’t make any money doing this but if you want to pay us, there’s a good chance we will take your cash.
We have attended countless sporting events together from Montreal Expos games at Olympic Stadium to Duke Blue Devil basketball games during March Madness. We have been teammates and roommates, and one thing is for certain when we are in a car together if a song comes on the radio, at least one of us will be able tell you the title and artist.
Hope you enjoy our show,
Skip and Josh