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.
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.
Recorded June 16, 2018. Skip and Josh celebrate their one hundredth episode by looking back at the first ninety-nine. The episode was supposed to be a look back at the show’s origins but Habs GM Marc Bergevin forced a change of plans with a controversial trade (5:27). Eventually the guys do reminisce about their favorite episodes so far (12:06), how they feel about having guests and discuss how the show got started. There’s also a special version of What Bugs Me (37:46)
Recorded May 20, 2018. The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Finals (2:34). How have they defied the odds and made it this far? Skip has some theories on some of the factors contributing to their success while Josh makes it clear that he has no respect for the majority of NHL GMs. How will Vegas stack up against the Lighting or Capitals? Why is Tom Wilson running his mouth? In the NBA (19:30) Josh has a What Bugs Me, of course its related to the schedule. Skip doesn’t believe a team coached by Mike D’Antoni can win it all and that the Celtics-Cavs series is destined to go seven games. Josh put some ideas into the NHL trade machine and shares a story about his Fantasy baseball team (28:58). Did either of the guys watch the Royal Wedding? Plus, listener mail (32:55).
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 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.
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 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 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 July 22, 2017. The guys decided to devote an entire episode to things in sports that are bugging Josh. This episode is only part one since Josh’s list was so long. Some important questions in this episode: Is the concept of podcast therapy working for Josh? What’s the situation with the new NBA jerseys? What teams in pro sports have the best jerseys? Who has the worst? Why are the best players of all time always measured by championships? Why are fans so obsessed with making lists of the greatest players of all time?
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.