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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Josh opens the show with some TV recommendations, Skip reads some listener mail and the guys react to the recent coaching change for the Montreal Canadiens before counting down their favorite podcasts (other than their own of course). Also in this episode: melting ice in Lake Tahoe, mascot news and an NBA uniform mix up.
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This one is a little hard to explain. The guys put their fandom of their favorite teams to the test with this question- What if all of your favorite teams were playing in their championship game on the same day at the same time, which one would you watch? Also in this episode: Bagels, Listener mail plus some Netflix and podcast recommendations.
Skip and Josh countdown their favorite fries. What makes a great French fry? Are local establishments better than chains? And let’s not forget about condiment etiquette. Also in this episode: The NBA finals, the MLB playoffs, the Lightning win the Stanley Cup, a proposal for daylight savings time and remembering Van Halen.
In this episode: Quiz time, Josh’s plan to finish the seasons in the NHL and NBA (Skip is not on board), more classic sports on TV, football news and the top five Duke players of all time.
Recorded April 11, 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: More news on the Astros sign stealing scandal, this week with some appearances by David Ortiz, Mike Fiers and Tony Clark. Josh is in love with the Elam Ending and how the NBA used it in the All Star Game. The NHL trade deadline is approaching which leads to an intense discussion on the future of the Montreal Canadiens. The guys end the show with some TV recommendations. Recorded February 22nd, 2020.
In this episode: Baseball’s new roster rules, thoughts on Kobe one week later, the new NBA All-Star game format, Coach K’s meltdown, more Montreal Canadiens news and everything you need to know about the Super Bowl. Recorded February 1st, 2020.
In this episode: The baseball Hall of Fame welcomes two new inductees, more on the Astros sign stealing scandal, the NHL All Star skills competition and Zion Williamson finally makes his NBA debut. Recorded January 25th, 2020.
In this episode: A recap of the NFL playoffs so far and a look ahead to the conference championship games. Josh questions Skip about switching his favorite teams and then shares a gambling story. The guys each have some strange NBA notes and then dig deep into the Habs lost season and the Marc Bergevin era. Recorded January 12th, 2020.
In this episode: The Habs are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive with a couple of trades, the Leafs continue to win under their new coach, a look at the playoff picture in the eastern conference plus the World Juniors are heating up. The NBA is proposing some interesting scheduling changes and Josh has an interesting proposal of his own. Plus, robo-umps in baseball are closer than we think and a look at wild card week end in the NFL. Recorded January 4th, 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: Everything you always wanted to know about the NHL and NBA free agent signings, including offer sheets, the grammar police, bad contracts, cap space, RFAs/UFAs, KawhiWatch, leaky faucets and the vault. Recorded July 3, 2019.
After a week off the guys finally recap the Super Bowl; the plays and coaching decisions that decided the game, the halftime show and of course the commercials. The guys give their opinions on the new proposed rule changes in baseball, discuss what might happen at the NHL trade deadline and agree that the NBA is the most entertaining league because of what goes on off the court rather than in the actual games. Also Skip bought a new pillow. Recorded February 9, 2019.
It’s the Patriots and Rams in the Super Bowl and let’s just say that Josh is not happy about it. They guys discuss all the action from the conference championship games including the overtime rules, horrible officiating and non-stop instant replays. In college basketball it was a busy and exciting week for the Duke Blue Devils. Meanwhile Skip has lifted the ban on discussing the NBA mainly to point out the historic run that James Harden is on. Josh has a few NHL notes and Skip is pissed at the guys from PTI. Recorded January 2, 2019.
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.
Recorded July 1, 2018. In this episode Skip and Josh debate the correct criteria when voting for a league MVP (4:01). Josh is sick to his stomach over the announcement that Gary Bettman has been elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame (9:25). The only free agent signing of consequence in the NHL was John Tavares signing with the Leafs (15:11). How good can the Leafs be next season? Meanwhile, in the NBA its all about The Decision Part Three (22:28). Josh is full of things that are bugging him including tipping at restaurants. The guys close the show (33:28) by chatting about Tim Tebow and overpriced greeting cards.
Recorded June 10, 2018. The champions were crowned in both the NBA and NHL. How did the NBA (3:02) manage to produce an exciting playoffs when the final outcome was a foregone conclusion? How did the Cavs hide LeBron’s broken hand until the Finals were over? Who are next season’s contenders? In the NHL (11:10) the Capitals proved everyone wrong and won their first Stanley Cup. While the series was only five games it was much closer than people think. The celebration after the final whistle reminds Skip exactly why sports is so great. There’s a mini World Cup (23:33) preview plus the guys try out a new rapid fire show close (30:30) featuring the contenders for song of the summer.
Recorded April 7, 2018. Skip opens the show by bringing up something that’s been bugging him all week: Tiger Woods. Josh goes over the current sports scene in Toronto where there’s plenty of excitement building for the Jays, Leafs and Raptors. Plus, John Tavares rumors, strange baseball injuries and global warming.
Recorded Feb 16, 2018. The NFL is season is over, Skip shares some final thoughts on the season. The guys discuss the controversy over the free agent situation in Major League Baseball, salaries in pro sports, and how small market teams can survive. Josh has some questions about all the moves that the Cleveland Cavaliers just made and Skip is happy to answers them. In the NHL the trade deadline is approaching, Josh can’t stand Brad Marchand, and Skip shares a story about Wayne Gretzky. The episode wouldn’t be complete without Josh sharing what’s bugging him.
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 Dec 25, 2017. Find out who will take home the most prestigious awards in all of sports and entertainment as Skip and Josh review the year in sports by handing out awards for best team, best play, best game and ultimate MVP. They also hand out non-sports related awards for TV, movies and music and more.
Recorded 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.
Recorded Aug 23, 2017. In this Episode the guys tackle all kinds of burning questions in sports and in their personal lives. Are the Celtics the best team in the east now that they have Kyrie? And what are the Cavs doing trading with a rival? Does the NFL know what its doing when it comes to handing out suspensions? Why can’t Colin Kaepernick get a job? Are the guys going to watch the big Mayweather-McGregor pay per view? Why does Josh hate power rankings? Why are MLB umps so thin skinned? Also Josh goes to a concert and Skip goes to a wedding.
Recorded July 22, 2017. Josh continues to get things off his chest: The NFL franchise tag, Kirk/Kurt Cousins and the Washington Redskins, the NBA summer league, low-res highlights on big screen TVs, pampered professional athletes, draft rankings and dunks as game highlights.
Recorded 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?
Recorded May 13, 2017. The guys were able to get together in person to record this episode, which was also streamed live via Skip’s Instagram (@avisherman). They discuss the NBA playoffs, advanced stats, their favorite app, the World Hockey Championships, the NHL playoffs, the future of the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Also Skip goes to a Mets game, the Jays are improving and Josh has got a What Bugs Me.
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 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? Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded 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. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded Dec 29, 2016. Find out who will take home the most prestigious awards in all of sports and entertainment as Skip and Josh review the year in sports by handing out awards for best team, best play, best game and ultimate MVP. They also hand out non-sports related awards for TV, movies and music. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)