The guys temporarily return to an old school episode where they cover a wide variety of topics from the words of sports and pop culture from the past month including: more strange injuries and unwritten rules in baseball, the NHL playoffs, how the NFL can make an event out of the release of the schedule, some TV recommendations, a couple of items for the What Bugs Me segment and of course the mailbag.
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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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Smartphones have become a huge part of everyone’s life, let’s face it our phones are pretty much attached to us these days, so Skip and Josh decided to countdown their favorite apps. Also in this episode: A public service announcement, an epic mailbag, the Baseball Hall of Fame and the upcoming Super Bowl.
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It was November 1980-something… Skip and Josh countdown their favorite episodes of The Goldbergs. Also in this episode: Josh is loving the current NFL season, final thoughts on the World Series, and Skip goes to a chiropractor.
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: 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.
In this episode: NHL news, including everything you ever wanted to know about EBUGs, a couple of big wins for the Leafs, the trade deadline and Ovy’s 700th goal. In football the NFL is working on a new CBA but should probably be looking at the XFL for some new rule ideas. Josh finally saw most of the Super Bowl commercials and the guys are watching the same new TV show.
Recorded February 29th, 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: The guys recap the long list of events in sports since their last episode including: The Houston Astros sign stealing scandal, the Leafs firing of Mike Babcock, the Myles Garrett suspension and whatever is going on between the NFL and Colin Kaepernick, plus the start of the college basketball season. Recorded November 23, 2019.
Music in this episode: “Rumble” by http://www.bensound.com , “Brit Pop” by scottholmesmusic.com, “Gonzo” by Jahzzar
In this episode: Skip and Josh react to Nationals win over the cardinals and the Astros dramatic victory over the Yankees. Josh is still mentally not prepared to even entertain the possibility of the Nationals winning the world Series and Skip is glad that defense has proven to be incredibly important in this year’s playoffs. In the NFL the Rams are hoping that Jalen Ramsey will put them over the top and the Kansas City Chiefs will have to find a way to win games without Patrick Mahomes. Meanwhile the NBA is hoping that the injury to Zion Williamson is not serious. Recorded October 20, 2019.
In this episode: Reactions to the big wins by the Nationals, Cardinals and Astros in the MLB division series and a look ahead to the next round. What’s next for the Dodgers and should Dave Roberts be taking the blame for yet another post season loss? Why do players slide into first? Who started this unwritten rule about pitchers not catching pop ups? And is baseball ready for robo-umps? Meanwhile the NHL season started; the Habs and Leafs are more or less as advertised but it’s the Philadelphia Flyers winning on and off the ice. Also, Apple watches, WAGS and bad commercials. Recorded October 11, 2019.
Skip has been away and has not been able to stay up to date on all the latest news in sports. Luckily Josh has been keeping a list of all the things that have been bugging him, including conservative NFL coaches, taking a knee, the overuse of replays, pitchers not being able to catch pop ups, the Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves and Marlins man. Recorded October 5, 2019.
In this episode: A recap of week two in the NFL including the injuries to Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger, the Patriots dominance and OBJ’s watch. Baseball has also been plagued by big stars going down with injuries and in the NHL the Leafs finally signed Mitch Marner. Recorded September 16, 2019.
Skip and Josh are joined by guest Neil Schnurbach (@AssemblyNeil) to preview the upcoming NFL season. Are the Browns contenders? Will Kyler Murray succeed in Arizona? Will Zeke and Melvin Gordon sign before the season starts? Has Antonio Brown found a helmet that he likes? Can the Pats repeat? Which teams can go from worst to first? And of course – predictions! This episode was recorded August 24, 2019, prior to the Andrew Luck retirement announcement.
Josh opens the show with the sad new about Luke Perry and the guys reminisce about Beverly Hills 90201 and its legacy. The NFL off season has been pretty busy with some interesting stories including Kyler Murray, Josh Rosen and Antonio Brown. In College Basketball the guys are preparing for March Madness and go over their picks for the best players this season. In the NHL the playoff races are heating up. Can the Habs hang on to the final playoff spot in the east?
Josh starts the show with a “What Bugs Me”, then the guys discuss the Duke-UNC game, the injury to Zion Williamson and the possibility of him sitting out the rest of the season. In baseball Manny Machado got his huge contract, will Bryce Harper be next and do players actually care about winning or just the money? Plus, what’s going on with Robert Kraft? Recorded February 23, 2019.
In this episode the guys react to Duke’s huge comeback win over Louisville and discuss some Football news including the great ratings so far for the AAF. In baseball spring training is about to start and Machado and Harper are still free agents, what exactly is going on and why is Josh so mad at Justin Verlander? The NHL season is heating up but does the current playoff format make any sense?
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.
Everything you wanted to know about Super Bowl 53 with special guest Neil Schnurbach (@AssemblyNeil), including a look back at our preseason predictions, more reactions from the conference championship games, the keys to victory for the Rams and Patriots, interesting prop bets and of course predictions for the big game. Recorded January 27, 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.
Josh opens the show with a special birthday wish and some baseball notes including the intriguing situation of Kyler Murray. We’re down to the final four in the NFL playoffs. Did this weekend’s games live up to the hype? How did Skip react to the Eagles loss? The guys also debate an interesting question: Which sports team is the most universally hated? The show ends with some college basketball notes and Josh declares his love for the show Entourage. Recorded January 13, 2019.
Josh opens the show with some questions about hockey, specifically the selections for the NHL All Star game and something that’s been bugging him about the World Junior Championships. It was also Wildcard Weekend in the NFL and Skip was certainly happy with the result of the Eagles-Bears game. Recorded January 6, 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.
Josh opens the show with some NFL news including the identity of his new favorite player. Are the Bears and Cowboys for real? How bad can the Redskins get and are the Vikings having buyer’s remorse over Kirk Cousins? The topic turns to NCAA football where Josh has a brilliant idea on how to fix the playoff system, Skip is not convinced and things get a little heated. In baseball the Hall of Fame has two new inductees, are they worthy?
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.
Skip and Josh open the show with the NFL; the Monday night thriller between the Chiefs and Rams, the future of the NFL and bad announcing. In College Basketball Duke actually lost a game. In the NHL the Oilers have a new coach and Josh explains his choice for his preferred sports network. Recorded November 23, 2018.
Josh opens the show with some early season thoughts on College Basketball including the return of ‘What Bugs Me”. The guys discuss the NHL concussion lawsuit and Gary Bettman’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Major League baseball handed out their awards and Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young win has sparked some controversy. Its week 11 in the NFL; Skip is hoping the Eagles can save their season, Josh is taking the over in the Rams-Chiefs game and the Packers keep finding ways to lose. Recorded November 17, 2018.
The guys start the show with College Basketball and Duke’s huge win over Kentucky. In the NHL (12:43) some Senators players got into some trouble with an Uber driver and there were some big coaching changes. Also in this episode: NFL gambling advice (24:38), MLB free agents (26:09) and Josh has some podcast recommendations (30:20).
In this episode the guys recap the World Series (0:55), discuss the impact of series MVP Steve Pearce and speculate on where Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will end up playing next season. Meanwhile in the NFL (15:17) there were some interesting moves at the trade deadline and Josh fired Skip from his pick’em pool. In the NHL (31:01) the guys breakdown the start of the season for the Habs, Leafs and Senators. Recorded November 3, 2018.
In this episode Skip and Josh discuss the World Series and the state of Major League Baseball (2:02). Can the Dodgers figure out a way to beat the Red Sox and get back into the series? Are starting pitchers even important anymore? Have analytics contributed to the incredible amount of over managing that we’ve seen in the playoffs? Skip is wondering about what Josh’s style would be as a manager. There’s a baseball edition of What Bugs Me (28:11), something the NHL got right (34:19) and a look and the upcoming week in the NFL (35:42). Recorded October 25, 2018.
Recorded Oct 13, 2018. In this episode Skip and Josh make their picks in the MLB playoffs (1:51). Can the Astros repeat? Are the Red Sox as good as their regular season record suggests? Can the Brewers defeat the Dodgers? In the NFL (23:30) Skip is thrilled that the Eagles are back on track but actually feels sorry for Giants fans. Meanwhile NHL replay officials managed to somehow overturn the same goal twice (35:57)?
Recorded Oct 6, 2018. Skip and Josh discuss the MLB Playoffs, bad managing and useless statistics. The hockey season is off to great start and the NHL sent a message with a big suspension. The guys also look at the best matchups from week five in the NFL.
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Intro: “Rumble” and “Actionable” by bensound.com. Wrap up: “Brit Pop” by scottholmesmusic.com
Recorded September 18, 2018. Week two in the NFL (1:38) had some great games, some bad kickers, an amazing press conference, and a player who retired at halftime. The Steelers are a big mess, Pat Mahomes is the real deal, the Eagles lose to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Bucs and the Jags took apart the Pats. What’s wrong with the Giants and will any Browns or Vikings kicker ever make a field goal? The new tackling rule reared its ugly head and Josh is wondering if Dez Bryant will ever sign with anyone. Meanwhile the NHL pre-season has started (25:45) with very different expectations this season for the Habs and Leafs. Erik Karlsson was finally traded. How will his move to the Sharks affect the balance of power in the West and how bleak is the situation for the Senators franchise?
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Recorded September 10, 2018. In this episode the guys break down the big stories of week one in the NFL (2:21): Did the Bears implode? Is Aaron Rodgers human? The Browns didn’t lose, the Chiefs came as advertised and the Jaguars are somehow still committed to their quarterback. The Montreal Canadiens finally traded their captain Max Pacioretty (15:13). What’s next for the Habs and are they finally admitting that they are rebuilding? There are some strong opinions about Serena Williams outburst at the U.S. Open (25:28), Skip helps Josh to try and understand E-Sports (33:00) and the show closes with a couple of podcast recommendations.
Recorded September 1, 2018. The guys are joined by friend of the show Neil Schnurbach (@AssemblyNeil) to preview the upcoming NFL season. Are the Bears suddenly a playoff team with the acquisition of Khalil Mack? Can the Browns win a game or even become somewhat relevant? How dynamic can the Chiefs offense be? Which rookie quarterbacks can make an impact this season and which second year QBs can become stars? Will any of last years playoff teams struggle this year? Which up and coming teams are ready to become contenders? Does Jimmy G. have what it takes to lead the 49ers? Can the Patriots make it back to the Super Bowl (again)? Do the Eagles have what it takes to repeat? Of course there are some predictions, a discussion about some of the major rule changes and of course Neil brings some fancy stats like DVOA and Pythagorean wins.
Recorded May 27, 2018. Skip and Josh start the show by discussing the drama in the NBA playoffs (2:09), Lebron’s greatness and why some teams just can’t win on the road. In the NHL (12:47), why have we had to wait so long for the finals to start? Is it really bad luck to touch the conference championship trophy? Cub is all in on Vegas while Skip is pulling for the Caps. The biggest story in sports this week was the NFL’s new penalty for kneeling during the national anthem (22:24) which caused the shows twitter feed to explode. The guys also have some recommendations (36:24) for podcasts, notebooks and pants.
Recorded April 22, 2018. In this episode: Will Josh have to start blocking Skip’s calls during the week? More controversy in the March Madness Bracket Challenge (4:23) and an etiquette question has the guys stumped. In the NHL playoffs (14:29) the Bruins-Leafs and Caps-Blue Jackets have provided some great playoff hockey, meanwhile the Flyers still haven’t figure out their goalie situation (its been 30 years). The NBA playoffs (20:44) have been really compelling especially with the possibility of Lebron getting knocked out in the first round.In Baseball (27:16) the Jays are o ff to a great start but the Red Sox are even hotter. Bartolo Colon almost blew up twitter (again) and there was a no hitter this week. The NFL (34:48) announced some silly scheduling changes, Josh recommends some new podcasts (36:55) and Skip is trying to eliminate the customer-salesperson interaction in his own What Bugs Me (42:21).
Recorded April 15, 2018. On Skip’s birthday the guys talk about the start of the season in Major League Baseball (3:22). Strange injuries, useless bench clearing brawls and how Shohei Ohtani is bringing the fun back to baseball.
The NHL Playoffs (19:02) are underway. Is there no end to the ridiculous stats surrounding the Vegas Golden Knights? How are Maple Leaf fans reacting to their team getting manhandled so far?
In the NFL (26:18) the big news is Cowboy’s releasing Dez Bryant. Does he still have anything left and where could he end up playing?
Josh also went out for diner (31:18) and wasn’t impressed with the restaurant.
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.
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 Feb 6, 2018. Skip and Josh discuss all things Super Bowl: Should the day after the big game be a national holiday? The guys share their Super Bowl party experiences, Josh is the only person on earth who has a beef with Doug Pederson, X’s and O’s, Malcolm Butler and missed kicks. Josh has some amazing ideas on how to fix the NFL’s replay review problems, Skip is not happy about some awful announcing and of course there were some great commercials.
Recorded Jan 28, 2018. Just a few days away from the big game Josh moderates a discussion between Skip who is all in on the Eagles and Pats super fan Neil Schnurbach (@AssemblyNeil).
What are the keys to victory for each team? Are the Pats a better team than last year’s edition? How did the Eagles turn things around from last year and make it all the way to the championship game? Other than the quarterbacks, who can be the MVPs? There’s also some crazy prop bets to consider and of course predictions on the final score.
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 Jan 20, 2018. Skip opens up the show with some listener mail and a visit from the grammar police. Josh seems to think the biggest story of the week is Aaron Rodgers dating Danica Patrick.
In the NFL Playoffs the Saints are in shock, Stefon Diggs is still celebrating, Josh can’t stand the Patriots and is it possible for a head coach to hate his starting quarterback?
Skip is not happy with TSN for ripping off their What Bugs Me segment, meanwhile Josh is only slightly bugged by the Pirates fire sale and a pretty minor thing he discovered about the upcoming NCAA tournament.
In the NHL Skip has given up on the Habs and what they may or may not do at the trade deadline. The guys pay tribute to the late great Red Fisher and give some shout outs.
Recorded Jan 13, 2018. In this episode: Skip managed to escape some of the winter weather, Josh started binge watching a new show and the ‘What Bugs Me’ segment makes a triumphant return thanks to the NHL.
The guys discuss the upcoming NHL All Star game and answer some listener mail about the Leafs.
The NFL playoffs are going strong. In the AFC the Pats and Steelers appear to be on a collision course. In the NFC Skip has not lost faith in the Eagles.
Josh has some questions about NCAA football and the Heisman trophy winner.
Recorded Jan 6, 2018. In this episode Skip and Josh recap the World Junior Hockey Championships: Team Canada’s performance, the attendance and the ridiculous goal song.
In the NHL the guys look at the state of the Habs and Leafs and Josh gives his theory on expansion teams.
In the NFL its wild card week end. Who will advance to the next round of the playoffs? The big story about the dissension within the Patriots organization broke this week, what effect will that have on the Pats chances for another title? There’s also some listener mail which came at the exact right time.
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 22, 2017. Josh is wondering why he has been so clueless lately about some things happening in sports and introduces a new segment to explain. Skip and almost every other NFL fan are asking themselves – What constitutes a legal catch these days? The guys discuss the NFL playoff picture and Skip wants to ban one NFL player’s nickname. Also in this episode: Wofford over UNC? A Marlins Man update, the MLB off season and the guys favorite Christmas songs.
Recorded 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.
Recorded 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.
Recorded Nov 4, 2017. This is part two of the epic podcast crossover event with Matt Sanderson and Phil Primeau from the Semi Intellectual Musings Podcast.
In Part one on their show (https://thesim.podbean.com/) we mused for about 90 minutes about out the passing of Gord Downie, and shared great memories and stories about the Tragically hip.
In Part two on our show we dive into Politics and Sports. Are we spots snobs? Will Kaepernick ever get signed? Anthems, kneeling, law suits, collusion, mobile QBs, distractions and some other protests in sports history. We also discuss youth sports in Canada and how Matt’s newborn daughter will play third base for the Jays one day.
Recorded Nov 5, 2017. In this super-sized episode Skip and Josh give their final thoughts on the World Series and dive into some interesting questions: What’s so hard about a six out save? Should Darvish have started game seven? Can the Dodgers and Astros make it back to the World Series next year? Who are the other contenders in 2018?
In the NHL the big news in Montreal is the Carey Price injury. Is he really injured and can the Habs get their season back on track without their star? In Toronto the Leafs are struggling. Is the weight of expectations too much for all their young stars? Matt Duchene was finally traded and Skip lets everyone know how he feels about Guy Boucher.
In the NFL the guys discuss Deshaun Watson’s injury, the Denver QB situation, the high flying Eagles, Goff and Wentz, the embarrassing New York Giants, Josh’s hate for the Redskins and how the Jaguars ruined everyone’s week in Fantasy Football.
There’s also some surprise MLS talk and a preview of an exciting crossover podcast that’s coming up.
Recorded Oct 29, 2017. In this Episode Skip and Josh continue to debate the importance of pitching matchups in the World Series and wonder why managers forget how to handle their pitching staffs in the playoffs. Skip is still amazed at how the Dodgers seem to have a never ending supply of players while Josh is wondering how three managers who each won 90 games this season all got fired.
Skip is having a crisis when it comes to the NHL, the success of the Vegas Golden Knights has him wondering if he knows how to evaluate hockey anymore.
In the NFL Skip has declared that Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson are the future of the league while Josh continues to throw shade at Kirk Cousins. The guys share some experiences from their fantasy football seasons and even talk a little NCAA football.
Recorded Oct 23, 2017. Skip and Josh are up early to discuss the MLB playoffs, the week in the NFL as well as the Habs and Leafs; two teams going in opposite directions.
In Baseball the Astros and Yankees treated us to a great series. Why was the home field so important? Who will the guys cheer for in the World Series? Josh has some unsent texts that he would like to share. Skip can’t pronounce Keuchel. There is some Astros nostalgia and of course the topic of Kate Upton does come up.
In the NFL, Josh is wondering how there can be three shutouts in one week. Skip is not sure if Cam Newton is any good. The SuperBowl rematch wasn’t really great and Skip tries to get into the minds of Giant and Jets fans.
Meanwhile in Montreal, the guys look at best and worst case scenarios for the Habs, whose fans are in full panic mode. In Toronto the Leafs may have lost to the Senators but their fans are still really positive about the team’s chances this season.
Recorded Oct 15, 2017. Skip and Josh recap a very unpredictable week 6 in the NFL and also give their thoughts on the start of the NHL season. In the NFL the Packers title hopes came to a sudden end with the devastating injury to Aaron Rodgers. Josh can’t believe that no one seems to know the rules about what counts as a touchdown these days. The Eagles are for real which means happy times at Skip’s house.
In the NHL the Leafs are off to a hot start seemingly scoring at will while the Habs can’t seem to score at all. Can Carey Price turn things around in Montreal? How good can Austin Matthews become in Toronto?
Recorded Sep 26, 2017. In this episode Skip and Josh recap week three of the NFL season. Skip starts the show by explaining why the guys will not discuss anything related to anthems, taking a knee or politics in general. It was a bad week for the favorites and the NFL finally surprised everyone with some shocking results. The Eagles needed a miracle to beat the Giants despite all their injuries. The Falcons and Chiefs are the lone undefeated teams left, can they both win next week? The Lions got hosed, big time! The Bears, Bills, and Jaguars all pulled off big upsets while the Browns, 49ers and Bengals continue to find ways to lose. Skip has already given out the fantasy football MVP award while Cub is still wondering what the difference is between power rankings and standings. There’s a bit of NHL talk and the guys answer some listener mail.
Recorded Sep 19, 2017. Skip and Josh recap week two of the NFL season. Which 0-2 team is in the most trouble? Can the Saints, Chargers, Bengals or Colts still salvage their seasons? What was the most surprising result this week and which undefeated teams are for real? What’s up with the attendance in L.A.? Is NFL football still an entertaining product on the field or do people watch solely because of gambling? Is there even one decent game to watch in week three? Also Josh goes to a Jays game and the guys are counting down to the one year anniversary of the podcast.
Recorded Sep 12, 2017. Skip and Josh recap an exciting first week of NFL football. The Eagles soared at the expense of the Redskins with Wentz outshining Cousins. The Browns almost pulled off the upset of the decade against the Steelers. Matthew Stafford justified his contract. Andy Dalton killed everyone who used him in Fantasy Football, including Josh. Stefon Diggs paid tribute to Randy Moss. How long until DeShaun Watson takes over as the starter for the Texans? Are the Rams good? How bad are the Colts? Skip has something that’s really bugging him, while Josh is in search of a QB for his Fantasy team.
Recorded Sept 9, 2017. The guys each came prepared with four things to discuss that grabbed their attention in the past week. Could Josh’s day be ruined because of a podcast? What’s the early verdict on the return of Jay and Dan to TSN? Why were the television ratings so poor for the NFL season opener? What are some of the new options for watching the NFL for Canadian viewers? Baseball is about to break a homerun record, why is no one talking about it? Why is Josh watching the same TV show over and over? Does the Ottawa Senators organization actually know what its doing? Plus: How not to manage a fantasy baseball team.
Recorded Sept 1, 2017. Skip and Josh are joined by special guest Neil Schnurbach (fantasyassembly.com) to preview the upcoming NFL season. Can anyone beat the Patriots? How big is the Edelman injury? Can the Falcons avoid a letdown after their devastating Super Bowl loss? Do the Cowboys still have what it takes to win the NFC East? In the NFC West can anyone beat the Seahawks? How is it possible that Matthew Stafford is the highest paid player in the league? Can the Broncos compete with Trevor Semien at QB and can the Raiders continue their magical run of last season? Will Joe Haden’s acquisition by the Steelers tip the balance of power in the AFC? Which team(s) will go from worst to first this year? Who are some surprise Super Bowl Contenders?
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 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. 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 Jan 22, 2017 immediately after the conclusion of the NFC and AFC championship games. Skip and Josh react to the two blow outs in the NFL playoffs and look ahead to the Super Bowl. The guys discuss Matt Ryan and Tom Brady, Antonio Brown, Bill Belichick and Josh’s hatred of the Pats. It was also a big week for Tim Raines and the guys discuss the latest Baseball Hall of Fame class and what the future might hold for the era of steroid users. They also recap the week in the NHL for the Habs and Josh lets us know what’s bugging him. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded Jan 15, 2017 at 11:45 PM immediately after the NFL divisional playoff games ended. Skip and Josh recap the week end of NFL playoff games: icing the kicker, never ending penalties, Skip’s man-crush on Aaron Rodgers, how a safety means you automatically win the game and predictions for the next round. The guys also discuss the Pro-Bowl and the useless extra week before the Super Bowl and wonder if Canadian viewers will ever see the real commercials during the big game. Josh also lets us know how he feels about the Hab’s Andrew Shaw while Skip is not so impressed with the food at the NCAA Football-Texas hold’em party that Josh recently attended. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded 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.
Recorded 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. 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)
Recorded 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. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded Dec 17, 2016. Skip and Josh talk about Carey Price being pulled vs the Sharks and the outlook for the Habs. Skip brings up some numbers that caught his eye. Josh made it to the playoffs in Fantasy Football, can his team go all the way? The guys discuss the upcoming week in the NFL, hot iced tea and we find out what’s bugging Josh this week. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded 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. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
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.
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)
Recorded 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. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded Nov 18, 2016. In this special episode Skip and Josh are joined by their friend Kos to talk about all things Chicago. The Cubs magical season and playoff run, what it’s like being a Habs fan in Chicago, the state of the Bears and the future of the Bulls. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded 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. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded Nov 5, 2016. Skip and Josh talk briefly about the destruction of the Habs in Columbus and the upcoming week in the NFL before they go in depth on the finale of the World Series. Josh also tells us what’s bugging him and what it takes to iron a shirt. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded Oct 29, 2016. Skip and Josh discuss the World Series especially their love of the 7:00pm start time. They get into the start of the NHL season and preview this weeks NFL Games. Skip also professes his love for Troy Aikman in Whats Bugging Me. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)
Recorded Oct 22, 2016. In the first episode of the Skip and Josh Sports Show, Skip and Josh discuss the Habs hot start in the NHL, the MLB playoffs and specifically why Jon Lester can’t throw to first as well as this week in the NFL. Josh also lets us know what’s bugging him. Download this Episode (right click, save link as)