This one is a little hard to explain. The guys put their fandom of their favorite teams to the test with this question- What if all of your favorite teams were playing in their championship game on the same day at the same time, which one would you watch? Also in this episode: Bagels, Listener mail plus some Netflix and podcast recommendations.
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: The guys give their final thoughts on the world series, the roller coaster ride of the Washington Nationals and the events of games 5-6-7 including Max Scherzer’s sore neck, the controversial interference call at first base, Bregman and Soto carrying their bats, AJ Hinch’s bull pen management, the marvel that is Howie Kendrick and who really deserved to be named the series MVP. Skip has a very emotional and angry response to the Nat’s championship and their link to the Expos. Recorded November 2, 2019.
In this episode: Josh opens the show with some rapid fire baseball related questions and then the guys break down games one to four of the World Series and look ahead to the deciding games. Of course some interesting topics come up like Juan Soto’s gold glove nomination, Anibal Sanchez’s glasses, Fernando Rodney’s cap and the Yu Darvish-Justin Verlander twitter feud. There’s also some notes from the NHL, specifically related to the Habs and Leafs, as well as odds and ends from the NFL and NBA. Recorded October 27, 2019 ( an hour before Max Scherzer was scratched from his start in game five of the World Series).
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 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 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 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 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)