Episode 107 – Fasten Your Seat Belts


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Forklift-Safety-Signs-Stop-Fasten-Your-Seat-Belts-With-Seat-Belt-Symbol-W1539-baRecorded August 13, 2018. In what only can be described as a perfect storm of sports podcasting the Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team landed in Toronto this week and not only was Josh at Coach K’s press conference he asked the first question! He then followed that up by catching up with NCAA basketball guru Jay Bilas. The guys also catch up on all the big sports news since their last recording session: Sox-Yanks, MLB Trade deadline, Johnny Manziel and Vlad’s Hall of Fame speech. There’s some big controversy in Josh’s fantasy baseball pool and some listener feedback on a few sports songs that didn’t make the cut.

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Episode 88 – The Madness is Over, We have a Champion


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3295634_1280x720Recorded 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.

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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 84 – Busted Brackets


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bustedbracket2-630x354Recorded 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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2- Sign up for a CBSSports.com account or enter your existing username/password if you have one already.
3- Complete your Bracket.
4- See how you do against the rest of the group ( including Skip and Josh and their on air guests).
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Episode 83 – The Second Annual Skip and Josh March Madness Extravaganza


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march-madnessRecorded 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.

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Episode 81 – To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild: That is the Question


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25aohrRecorded 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.

 

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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 32 – Playoffs?!

 

jim_mora_playoffs.jpgSkip 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.
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Episode 31 – I like how you pronounced PyeongChang

 

HFl8Psl.jpgRecorded 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.
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Episode 28 – The March Madness Extravaganza

 

images.jpgRecorded 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.
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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 26 – There’s No Cure for Stupidity

 

43543.pngRecorded March 4, 2017.  Skip and Josh discuss the NCAA college basketball picture heading into March Madness, Northwestern’s miracle buzzer beater, Gonzaga’s chances of being a #1 seed and why Skip is furious that the Duke-UNC game is not being televised in Canada.  The guys discuss P.K. Subban’s return to Montreal and the Leaf’s playoff chances. Cub is not happy about certain player’s jersey numbers and tells us why the NHL playoff format is really bugging him.
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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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