Our Latest Episodes:
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.
Episode 104 – Standard Operating Procedure
Recorded July 15, 2018. The World Cup has ended, how hard did Skip take England’s semifinal loss (2:09)? The baseball season is at its midpoint (10:26). Are fans still interested in the All Star game? Has the homerun Derby lost its appeal? Plus, the guys share some All Star game memories. Josh is fascinated by a couple of possible rule changes in the NBA (30:26), while Skip would like Terrell Owens to grow up (38:22). Of course there is a bit of NHL talk (39:55), listener mail and some concert recommendations.
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