In this episode, the guys dive back into the world of sports, specifically some of the worst statistics that are routinely used to evaluate player performance. Also in this episode: Some fun with NHL power rankings, Mach Madness, listener mail and some TV recommendations.
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The 80s, the decade that brought us larger than life action heroes, coming of age comedies and teen horror movies. Skip and Josh go back in time to countdown their favorite movies from the 1980s. Also in this episode: March Madness without Duke and Kentucky? Listener mail, some late night NHL game times and the possibility of a CFL-XFL crossover.
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In this episode: More of what’s bugging Josh where he asks the question: Can a tweet be breaking news? NFL news featuring Tom Brady, Todd Gurley and DeAndre Hopkins. Dumb quotes from pro athletes, classic sports on TV while self-isolating, March Madness memories, TV recommendations and Skip’s survivor update. Recorded March 21, 2020.
With all the professional spots leagues on hold and March Madness cancelled the guys react to an exhausting week where news is breaking every hour and anxiety levels are rising. Josh talks about what it’s like being a germaphobe during this crisis and Skip tries to remind everyone about the power of distractions to stay sane. Also, Did Rudy Gobert inadvertently save us all? Useless emails and the roller coaster ride that is shopping for toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Recorded March 14, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Daniel Berg, our 2018 March Madness Bracket Challenge Winner**.
(As you can see we spared no expense on prizes)
**The rules clearly stated that Darren Berger won the bracket challenge by virtue of the tie breaker, however Josh did not agree with the result and proclaimed Daniel Berg the winner since he had picked more total correct games.
Recorded April 2, 2018. Another special mini episode recorded immediately after the conclusion of the Championship game. The guys give their final thoughts on this year’s tournament, Villanova’s brilliance from long range, Michigan’s pink shoes, playing the Final Four in a football stadium, Josh’s admiration for Jay Bilas and controversy in the show’s Bracket Challenge.
Recorded 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.
Recorded 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.
Recorded March 18, 2018. In this episode: March Madness is in full swing, Skip and Josh recap the amazing first weekend of the NCAA tournament (3:53) which was full of upsets, buzzer beaters and fantastic finishes. Virginia made some history by becoming the first #1 seed to lose to a #16. Skip is wondering if the NCAA should consider moving the three-point line. There’s also a bracket challenge update where it’s clear that sometimes the less you know the better it is when making picks. Josh shares some gambling stories (24:18) and as usual has something to say about uniforms (31:30). It was also a big week in the NFL (33:41) with tons of high profile players changing teams.
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3- Complete your Bracket.
4- See how you do against the rest of the group ( including Skip and Josh and their on air guests).
5- Listen to the show over the next few weeks to get tourney updates, info and news on the bracket challenge group.
Recorded March 11, 2018. In this bonus sized episode Skip and Josh are joined by a couple of special guests and dive into everything that is March Madness. Which teams can go all the way? What top seeds will go out early? Who are this year’s potential Cinderella teams?
Can North Carolina and Gonzaga make it back to the Final Four? Is Virginia going to prove everyone wrong? How about Arizona, Michigan, Villanova and Xavier? And don’t forget about Duke.
The guys also reminisce about some of their greatest March Madness memories.
Recorded Feb 25, 2018. In this episode: Josh’s job is stressing him out, he’s in dire need of some podcast therapy. The NHL trading deadline is here and the Habs and Leafs made a trade. As crazy as it sounds the Ottawa Senators are about to trade Erik Karlsson. How much of an impact will the recent story about NCAA basketball rules violations affect the big programs? Josh is excited about March Madness and Skip bought some pants.
Recorded 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. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded March 13, 2017. In this jumbo sized episode Skip and Josh have assembled an expert group of guests to reveal their complete picks for the upcoming NCAA Tournament: Neil from Montreal/Boston (4:30), Kos from Chicago (25:45) and Rob from Montreal (39:51). Skip and Josh reveal their picks (59:55) and explain why March is the best month on the sports calendar. Download this Episode (right click, save link as) Listen to all of our other episodes