Episode 70 – It’s All About Effort


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itunes_july2017Recorded Dec 9, 2017. In this episode Josh surprisingly has a lot on his mind about basketball, both college and NBA but of course there is a Duke spin on everything. Josh wants to talk about LaVar Ball but Skip isn’t having it. Is NHL expansion to Seattle a good thing? The guys are fascinated by the MLB off season with lots of news about Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton. Skip is loving a new podcast he subscribed to and Josh shares a story about the perils of home automation.

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Episode 69 – Broken Nose


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alg-plante-jpgRecorded Dec 2, 2017. It’s Josh’s birthday and would you believe he broke his nose playing hockey.  The Grey Cup game was played in the most Canadian way possible.  Skip was in New York this week and doesn’t want to hear any more about Tiger Woods or Eli Manning. Josh has subscribed to a new podcast and Skip has unsubscribed from one.  The Habs appear to be back on track now that they have rediscovered their old system. The guys also discuss the World Cup draw.

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Episode 68 – That’s a Huge Cup of Coffee


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itunes_july2017Recorded Nov 25, 2017. In this episode: How many coffee mugs does one person really need? Is it possible for a person to not have any Apple products? What did Skip get his wife for her birthday? In 2017 what are most people sources for news? How are things shaping up in the NHL after one quarter of the season? Who are the Cup favorites? What teams are the biggest disappointments? Can the Vegas Golden Knights keep winning? Who will make it into the NCAA football playoffs?  Find out how Skip feels about Miami’s turnover chain. Josh has an impressive record in picking NFL games this year, should he start betting some real money?  The guys also discuss the voting in the Baseball and Hockey Halls of Fame and review the MLB post season awards. The show closes with a bit of soccer talk as MLS fever has taken over Toronto.

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Our Top 10 Tragically Hip Songs

In episode 67 following up on our recent crossover with the guys at the Semi Intellectual Musings Podcast we decided to reveal our top 10 Tragically Hip songs.  Josh had a lot of trouble compiling his list and didn’t even put the songs in order.

Josh (in album order)

New Orleans is sinking
Blow at High Dough
38 Years Old
Boots or Hearts
Little Bones
Three Pistols
Locked in the trunk of a car
Wheat Kings
700 foot ceiling
Fireworks

Skip
1- Bobcaygeon
2- Highway Girl (LIVE)
3- Three Pistols
4- Blow at High Dough
5- Little Bones
6- Nautical Disaster
7- Ahead by a Century
8- Wheat Kings
9- Gift Shop
10- Grace Too


 

 

 

 

Episode 67 – Homework


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homework+-header.jpgRecorded Nov 18, 2017. In this episode Skip and Josh follow up on their recent guest appearance on the Semi Intellectual Musings Podcast with their own top 10 Tragically hip songs.

Josh also comes prepared with his own mystery list of NFL teams and the guys discuss the new ‘Madden’ camera angle from Thursday Night Football.

In hockey: Why is the NHL injury list so secretive? Will Carey Price ever return for the Habs and is it too late already? How come there was hardly any attention to the Hockey hall of Fame inductions? Is Dave Andreychuk really a hall of famer? What’s up with the games played in Sweden.

The guys also discuss the outlook for the upcoming NCAA basketball season for Duke.

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Episode 66 – We’re not Sports Snobs with Matt and Phil from Semi Intellectual Musings


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Recorded Nov 4, 2017. This is part two of the epic podcast crossover event with Matt Sanderson and Phil Primeau from the Semi Intellectual Musings Podcast.
In Part one on their show (https://thesim.podbean.com/) we mused for about 90 minutes about out the passing of Gord Downie, and shared great memories and stories about the Tragically hip.

In Part two on our show we dive into Politics and Sports. Are we spots snobs? Will Kaepernick ever get signed? Anthems, kneeling, law suits, collusion, mobile QBs, distractions and some other protests in sports history.  We also discuss youth sports in Canada and how Matt’s newborn daughter will play third base for the Jays one day.

The Semi Intellectual Musings Podcast can be found here: https://thesim.podbean.com
They are on twitter: @The_SIM_Pod
Facebook: @thesimpod

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Episode 65 – World Series, NHL and NFL Recaps: Fake, Fake, Fake!


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itunes_july2017Recorded Nov 5, 2017. In this super-sized episode Skip and Josh give their final thoughts on the World Series and dive into some interesting questions: What’s so hard about a six out save? Should Darvish have started game seven? Can the Dodgers and Astros make it back to the World Series next year? Who are the other contenders in 2018?

In the NHL the big news in Montreal is the Carey Price injury. Is he really injured and can the Habs get their season back on track without their star? In Toronto the Leafs are struggling. Is the weight of expectations too much for all their young stars? Matt Duchene was finally traded and Skip lets everyone know how he feels about Guy Boucher.

In the NFL the guys discuss Deshaun Watson’s injury, the Denver QB situation, the high flying Eagles, Goff and Wentz, the embarrassing New York Giants, Josh’s hate for the Redskins and how the Jaguars ruined everyone’s week in Fantasy Football.

There’s also some surprise MLS talk and a preview of an exciting crossover podcast that’s coming up.

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