Episode 98 – It’s Not Illegal or Immoral, It’s Completely Insane


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itunes_july2017Recorded June 3, 2018. The guys start the show by declaring a specific topic is now official banned. The NBA final are in full swing (3:41) with J.R. Smith providing some great entertainment. Duke will be coming to Montreal and Toronto this summer which reminds Skip to open the mailbag (8:01). Josh is not feeling great about the way the Stanley Cup Finals are going (9:03). Are the Golden Knights finally starting to feel the pressure? Also Brian Colangelo, Serena Williams’ cat suit (24:34), the CFL on ESPN plus Skip’s soccer minute (30:52).

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Episode 94 – Nobody Really Knows Anything


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Recorded May 5, 2018. In this episode: Josh tries to explain the format of the show, Skip is worried that the podcast might be causing some relationship problems, meanwhile Josh wants to use the show to get free stuff. In the NHL playoffs (7:19) Brad Marchand has a licking problem, the Vegas Golden Knights keep winning, goal scoring is way up and the draft lottery telecast really bugged Josh (16:00).  In the NBA playoffs (17:47) The Raptors are proving that they are the ultimate choking dogs, Drake is making a fool of himself and why the Sixers-Celtics series is huge at Skip’s house. In baseball (34:11) Josh has a solution for MLB’s scheduling problems.

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Episode 86 – And Then There Were Four


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1280x720_80325C00-XVMBVRecorded March 26, 2018.  In this special mini episode, the guys give their thoughts on the Final Four, the instant classic between Duke and Kansas, Villanova’s chances and the great runs by Michigan and Loyola(Chicago).
The Bracket Challenge only has three possible winners and Josh has a What Bugs Me.

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Episode 85 – The Madness Continues


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itunes_july2017Recorded March 24, 2018.  In this episode: March Madness (4:16) is in its second week and the games are still providing plenty of drama and excitement.
The guys discuss Duke’s impressive run, the elite eight, why zone defenses are so effective and the importance of free throws. There is also an update on the bracket challenge where only a few contestants can still claim victory.  In listener mail (26:30) Skip has a message for all the Duke haters.  In the NHL (30:20) the playoff picture is getting clearer and so is the race for last place. The guys have some thoughts about the leagues ability to use instant replay properly which prompts a great discussion on instant replay in all sports.

 

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Episode 82 – It’s Not a Lie If You Believe It


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1 wH41mwA4_K9A6Zr26Pq6_wRecorded March 4, 2018.  In this episode: Final thoughts on the NHL trade deadline. The start of the beardless Tomas Plekanec era in Toronto.  The NHL playoff picture. Josh’s crush on the Vegas Golden Knights. Bad uniforms and outdoor hockey games.
March Madness is almost here; Skip is having a love-hate relationship with Duke. How will recent recruiting violations affect the sport, specifically Arizona coach Sean Miller. Josh’s thoughts on Virginia Tech’s coach and how to blow a four point lead in less than one second.
In baseball will Shohei Ohtani be more valuable in fantasy leagues as a pitcher or hitter.

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Episode 77 – Do Your Job!


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itunes_july2017Recorded Jan 28, 2018. Josh has a lot of stuff to get of his chest this week and Skip is happy to help him out by discussing the Habs situation with Carey Price, the NHL All Star game and the NFL Pro Bowl skills competition. The XFL is making a comeback, should anyone even care and can it work?  Josh has something that’s really bugging him – NBA jerseys!?  The guys discuss the one and done era and how its affecting the level of play in college basketball and in the NBA. Skip was screwed by his cable company while watching NCAA basketball.  Vladimir Guerrero is a hall of famer, does that mean another road trip to Cooperstown this summer?

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Episode 71 – That’s My Quarterback


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580App-Wentz-111316.jpgRecorded December 16, 2017. On the night of the big outdoor game between the Habs and Sens Skip and Josh discuss the state of the Ottawa franchise. Skip is devastated over the Carson Wentz injury. Did Duke really lose to Boston College? The guys follow up on the Stanton trade to the Yankees. Who would order shoes for a thousand dollars? Also find out why Skip’s wife is not happy about what was said about her a few episodes ago.

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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 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 44 – The NBA Off-season, it’s Fantastic


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170627-Drake-Tw-800x600.jpgRecorded June 30, 2017. In this episode Skip and Josh recap a busy week in the NBA. Why is the NBA draft so much more entertaining to watch than the NHL draft? Did the Celtics win by trading down? How did the Duke players do? How did Drake do as the host of the NBA awards? Did Westbrook deserve the MVP and is the award even relevant? Will Chris Paul and Paul George have an impact on their new teams? Why did the Knicks wait so long to part ways with Phil Jackson?

 

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Episode 29 – Steaks on a Plane

 

capital-one-steaks-hed-2017.jpgRecorded March 20, 2017. Skip and Josh recap the exciting weekend of March Madness: upsets, controversial calls, busted brackets, their favourite commercials, Lonzo Ball’s father and of course the loss by Duke. They also discuss the NHL playoff picture, the Leafs late season surge and the Hab’s solidifying their chances. Josh keeps everyone informed on what’s going on in the World Baseball Classic, Skip has something that’s bugging him and Josh is headed for spring training.
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Episode 27 – It’s Not His Fault That They Gave Him So Much Money

 

show-me-the-money.jpgRecorded March 11, 2017.  Skip and Josh recap a busy week of NCAA Basketball that featured some major upsets of ranked teams. They discuss the outlook for UCLA and Kansas, Northwestern’s magical season, Duke’s big win over North Carolina plus the amazing ACC network. Cub is into the Word Baseball Classic, Skip is clearly not. The guys talk about some of the big free agent signing in the NFL which reminds Josh of something that’s bugging him.
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Episode 24 – It’s a Groundhog Day Situation

 

groundhog-day.jpgRecorded Feb 24, 2017.  Skip and Josh start the show by discussing the extremely busy week in college basketball, the Duke Blue Devils, the projected #1 seeds in the upcoming NCAA tournament and Bill Walton’s sanity. The guys talk NBA, the All Star game and trade deadline day. They also preview the upcoming NHL deadline day and the playoff picture.  Josh tells us why TSN is really bugging him and the guys ponder other important questions like: Who still buys CDs and what is the future for Jay and Dan?
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Episode 23 – We’re Huge in Poland

 

Recorded Feb 18, 2017.  Skip and Josh react to the Habs first game under new head coach Claude Julien. They discuss the red hot Duke Blue Devils and the projected top sixteen seeds for the NCAA tournament where skip loves Kansas and Josh is not sold on Gonzaga. The guys have spring training sadness and Josh confesses that he is actually looking forward to the World Baseball Classic. They discuss some TV: 24 Legacy, Cardinal and Homeland. Josh also has something that’s bugging him.
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Episode 21 – They Are What Their Record Says They Are

 

2017_02_07_06_b4433f60b3d2492a8ccd97bead2e20f6.e5006.jpgRecorded Feb 11, 2017.  The guys give their final thoughts on the Super Bowl: Did the Patriots win or did the Falcons blow it? Do the NFL overtime rules make sense? We’re the commercials any good? How about that Edelman catch? In college basketball the first Duke-UNC game of the year didn’t disappoint, neither did UCLA-Oregon.  It was also a big week in the NHL with Carey Price forgetting how to make saves and the Bruins making a coaching change. The guys also discuss Charles Oakley being banned from Madison Square Garden and Josh tells us what’s bugging him.
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Episode 20 – Brady vs. the Brotherhood

 

16473354_10202692503591070_4349405529707818724_n.jpgRecorded Feb 4, 2017. The guys are joined by a couple of special guests: Neil (who used to live in Boston) and Mike from Atlanta to discuss each of their team’s chances in the Super Bowl and what a championship will mean for their respective cities. The guys talk about Roger Goodell and also how Canadian viewers will actually get to see the good commercials this year.  There were some other things happening in the world of sports this week and the guys talk about the return of Coach K and some Habs news. Josh also has something that’s bugging him.
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Episode 16 – The Bug is What’s Bugging Me

 

screen480x480.jpgRecorded Jan 8, 2017.  Skip and Josh discuss a crazy two day period in sports .They recap the World Juniors, the merits of the shootout, the Habs, Duke, Coach K and Grayson Allen. They go over the NFL playoffs so far and tee up the upcoming games in the divisional round.  Plus, Josh is actually going to watch the NCAA Football championship game.

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Episode 15 – Never Mind Winning the Game, We Have to Cover the Spread

 

images.jpgRecorded Jan 02, 2017. Skip and Josh start 2017 by making their picks for the first week end of NFL playoff games and wonder if players and coaches are aware of the point spreads. They discuss the World Junior Tournament and how Josh was the only person who watched the Spengler Cup. Skip lets us know his true feelings towards Jaroslav Halak fans before getting into Duke, Coach K’s surgery and Grayson Allen. Finally Josh tells us what’s been bugging him.
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Episode 13 – The Wayne Gretzky of People I Don’t Like

 

a5e4a9ec4b24937ae92c12d6f1438660.jpgRecorded Dec 21, 2016. Skip and Josh begin the show by teeing up the Word Junior Hockey Championships and Team Canada’s chances. They talk about Jaromir Jagr’s place on the all-time scoring list and explain why the Gretzky vs. Lemieux debate isn’t actually a debate at all. They discuss the exciting start of the NCAA basketball season, the NFL playoff picture and why Josh has forever blacklisted the Redskins. Finally Skip has something about Habs fans that is really bugging him.
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Episode 10 – We Don’t Even Like Golf!

index.jpgRecorded Dec 8, 2016.  Skip and Josh answer some listener emails and are reminded about a birthday gift that went bad. They discuss the MLB winter meetings and break down the big signings and trades so far. They also get into the Habs injury situation, NCAA basketball and the exciting weeks remaining in fantasy and reality football. You’ll also never guess what’s bugging Josh this week.
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Episode 9 – Self-Imposed Tape Delay

 

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Recorded Dec 2, 2016. Why is it impossible to record and enjoy a live sporting event? Why has Josh blocked Skip from texting him? What’s bugging Skip? The guys answer these questions and also talk about Duke, NCAA basketball, MLS playoffs, Thursday Night Football, NHL and MLB CBA’s and the NFL.

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Episode 7 – Forget the extra point, let’s go for two

 

images.jpgRecorded Nov 26, 2016.  The guys talk about Skip’s trip to Toronto and why fans don’t care what network games are broadcast on. They do some fact checking and discuss two point conversions, Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC, the MLB hall of fame voting and the start of the season for Duke basketball. They preview the upcoming week in the NFL and Josh does a double What Bugs Me.
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Episode 5 – Notification Nightmare

 

notif.pngRecorded Nov 18, 2016. The guys talk about Josh’s new phone, hat tricks, Duke Basketball and the NFL. Plus the MLB awards starring Kate Upton. Josh also tells us what’s bugging him.
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Episode 4 – The Myth of Sold Out Games

 

sold-out.pngRecorded Nov 11, 2016. Now that the world series is over Skip and Josh have tons of time to pay attention to the rest of the sports world. They breakdown the start of the NHL season and the great rookie class. They preview this week’s NFL games and Skip tells us how much he can’t stand the Seattle Seahawks. Cub gives the definition of a broken window before the guys preview the upcoming basketball season for Duke. Also we find out what’s bugging Josh and the guys agree on the best Radiohead album.
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