In this episode: Josh opens the show with a new game show, Ariel Helwani defends all Expos fans vs. David Samson, the not so optimistic future of Major League baseball and the legacy of the 1981 Expos. Plus, Trevor Bauer’s rules for relationships and What’s Bugging Skip. Recorded June 6, 2020.
The guys open the show by discussing the NHL’s big announcement this week outlining their playoff format. Josh had a big problem this week and it was all about Tim Wallach’s pants from 1991, luckily he was able to get some outside help to solve the mystery. Also in the episode: Cutting the cord with cable, baseball’s players and owners are still bickering, unbreakable records, internet security and the week in television. Recorded May 30, 2020.
In this episode: Sports documentaries worth watching and the proposed playoff format in the NHL. Josh says he’s done with watching classic games, meanwhile Skip isn’t so sure he will even watch live sports as fanatically as before. The guys revisit the 1982 MLB All-Star game, some TV notes from this week and have a few podcast recommendations. Joe Rogan and Spotify rocked the podcast world this week and the guys discuss how much cash they would need to be offered to sign exclusively with one platform.
Recorded May 23, 2020.
In this episode: More Expos related stories in the news this week, listener mail and is the NHL really considering going ahead with their draft in June? Also some amazing memories from the 1987 Canada Cup, the NFL released its scheduled and this week’s TV roundup. Recorded May 9, 2020.
In this episode: Josh opens the show by asking Skip how he feels about a year without the Kentucky Derby then the guys dive deep into a Montreal Expos nostalgia filled rabbit hole. Josh recounts his truly amazing stories about the 1989 Stanley Cup Final and this week’s TV notes include Ozark and Dawson’s Creek. Recorded May 2, 2020.
In this episode: Josh opens the show with a strange request and Skip follows up on some corrections from last week. The guys share some thoughts on the NFL draft including bathrobes, commercials, wardrobe changes and yachts. Also: Gronk un-retires, the MLB report on the Red Sox, more classic Expos on TV and Skip’s loyalty to another podcast is tested. Recorded April 25, 2020.
In this episode: Three good suggestions, Josh takes on the cable companies, thoughts on saving the NHL season and more classic Expos games. Also some Duke notes and a discussion on best on best tournaments. Recorded April 18, 2020.
Incredibly with everything going on in the world and all sports shut down the guys still manage to discuss sports, only now the games are the classic ones on TV that are thirty years old. In hockey: How did the 80’s Oilers ever lose? And the NHLPA player poll. In college basketball: More March Madness memories and a look at some of the great Duke teams from the 90’s and 2000’s. The mailbag prompts an in depth discussion about the 90s Expos. Also: Skip is going to watch WrestleMania and thoughts on Chick-Fil-A in Toronto. Recorded April 4, 2020.
In this episode: Final thoughts on the Super Bowl including the big plays, best commercials and the half time show. Also: bad uniforms, the Mookie Betts trade, the Montreal-Rays story that won’t go away, the Astros codebreaker system and Alexander Ovechkin keeps on scoring goals. Recorded February 8th, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recorded 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?
Recorded Oct 13, 2017. The MLB division series are over and Josh is fired up. Do any mangers actually know how to handle a pitching staff? Why do these games start so late and take so long? Skip is questioning himself about the importance of the pitching match ups and also wondering if any players today know the fundamentals of baseball. Josh tries to console Nats fans and declares that the Washington-Montreal franchise is cursed. The guys also get a bit philosophical.
Skip and Josh discuss the Toronto sports scene with the Leafs, Raptors and Jays all sharing the spotlight, then the guys preview the playoffs in the NHL and the NBA. In the NHL the guys go over all the first round match ups, the lousy playoff format, the lack of rivalries, and the first ever good between period interview (thank you Justin Williams!). In the NBA the guys go over the MVP race, the origin of the triple double and the playoff match ups. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded April 8, 2017. Skip and Josh recap the incredibly busy week in sports. Josh talks about his recent experience at the Jays preseason game in Montreal and the guys discus the momentum around the Expos returning. An NCAA basketball champion was crowned, so was a winner in bracket challenge group. The big news of the week was the announcement that the NHL wouldn’t be sending players to the upcoming winter Olympics, the guys break this down in an epic Q&A segment. Skip has a preemptive What Bugs Me and Josh also needs to get something off his chest. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded March 31, 2017. Skip and Josh are back! The guys preview the upcoming MLB season with their picks for playoff teams and award winners in each league. They also discuss a bit of NHL, the Final Four, the show’s bracket challenge and of course the big week end in Montreal for all Expos fans. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded Nov 26, 2016. Skip and Josh are joined by their buddy Mike from Atlanta. They talk about all the local teams: Braves, Hawks, Falcons and whether or not the city misses the Thrashers. The conversation also touches on the MLB hall of fame vote, Tim Raines, the Expos, the Habs, NFL and Michigan-Ohio State. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)