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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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)