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.
Josh’s brush with fame in the Calgary Herald during the 1989 Stanley Cup Finals.
In this episode: Josh opens the show by asking Skip how he feels about a year without the Kentucky Derby then the guys dive deep into a Montreal Expos nostalgia filled rabbit hole. Josh recounts his truly amazing stories about the 1989 Stanley Cup Final and this week’s TV notes include Ozark and Dawson’s Creek. Recorded May 2, 2020.
This special episode was recorded on location at the iconic Orange Julep in Montreal. The guys discuss the Raptos first NBA Championship, the reactions in Toronto and all across the county, the future of Kawhi, Klay’s injury and of course the commercials. Meanwhile in the NHL the Blue’s are Stanley Cup Champions; Did Ryan O’Reilly deserve the Conn Smythe? How much did Josh love the shots of Brad Marchand crying and the Blue’s real MVP Laila Anderson. In other news Big Papi got shot, the going rate for a hit and a brief movie review with an appearance by the guy enjoying his Julep one table over. Recorded June 16, 2019.
In this episode: The Toronto Raptors are in the NBA Finals! How great is Kawhi Leonard? Did Drake change the momentum of the series? Can they pull of the impossible and defeat the Warriors? The Stanley Cup Finals are also about the begin, can the Blues win their first ever Stanley Cup? Plus, the Washington Nationals are still cursed and an early favorite for song of the summer. Recorded May 26, 2019.
Recorded June 3, 2018. The guys start the show by declaring a specific topic is now official banned. The NBA final are in full swing (3:41) with J.R. Smith providing some great entertainment. Duke will be coming to Montreal and Toronto this summer which reminds Skip to open the mailbag (8:01). Josh is not feeling great about the way the Stanley Cup Finals are going (9:03). Are the Golden Knights finally starting to feel the pressure? Also Brian Colangelo, Serena Williams’ cat suit (24:34), the CFL on ESPN plus Skip’s soccer minute (30:52).
Recorded April 25, 2018. In this mini episode recorded minutes after the conclusion of the Bruins-Leafs series, the guys recap the first round and make their predictions for round two. Should Leafs fans consider the season a success or a failure? Can the Bruins stay on track against the Lightning? Is this the year that the Caps finally prevail over the Penguins? Do the Jets have what it takes to stop the Preds? Can the Vegas Golden Knights keep proving everyone wrong?
Recorded April 9, 2018. Its spring, which means only one thing in Canada: The Stanley Cup Playoffs. The guys make their predictions for round one. Can the Leafs beat the Bruins? Who will win the battle of Pennsylvania? Can Nashville make it back to the finals? And what about the Vegas Golden Knights? Josh has some problem with the NHL playoff schedule and there’s also some final thoughts on the Habs disastrous season.
Recorded Sep 30, 2017. Skip and Josh preview the upcoming NHL season with none other than hockey writer David Alter who has been a contributor on The Fan 590, Sportsnet, MapleLeafs.com, National Post & The Athletic. The Leafs have big expectations this year in Toronto and David breaks down the goaltending situation, how the defencemen stack up, the progression of all the young stars and the acquisition of Patrick Marleau. Elsewhere in the Atlantic division: How will the Habs do this season? Are they better or worse than last year? Do they have enough depth on the blueline? How will Jonathan Drouin fit in? And are Habs fans destined for another season of solely relying on Carey Price? The guys discuss the contenders and pretenders in the Metropolitan division where the Penguins are still the team to beat. In the Western conference, can Connor McDavid and the Oilers contend? Can the Predators make it back to the finals? David also has a pretty radical idea about how to change the playoff format which is something that Skip and Josh fully endorse.
Flashback to summer of 1999, a much younger Skip lifting and drinking champagne from the Stanley Cup.
Recorded June 14, 2017. In this Episode Skip and Josh give their final thoughts on the champions being crowned in the NBA and NHL. Is Kevin Durant a hero or a villain? Is free agency ruining pro sports? What’s next for Lebron and the Cavs? And can anyone challenge the Warriors? In the NHL: Who should have really won the Conn Smythe? Why is Crosby so disrespected? Does anyone understand the rules in the NHL? and who are the favorites for next season?
Some amazing behind the scenes video of Sidney Crosby carrying the Stanley Cup into the Penguins dressing room. What make this so special; Crosby is the ultimate Canadian, politely saying excuse me as he is making his way through the crowd of reporters.