Back from a brief hiatus, and so much to cover! The weather change means hockey is upon us, so we talk a little Canucks before giving props to the Whitecaps for their recent run. We touch on a baffling consequence of the Vancouver Canadians winning the NWL championship, as well as the Salmonbellies Mann Cup lacrosse loss. Of course we talk football, with lots of NFL and CFL action, specifically the concerns facing the Seahawks and Lions. We top it off with Garbage Time and a salute to the passing of another wrestling icon.
This week we take on the role of Life Coach as we discuss the ongoing Ezekial Elliott saga. NFL football dominates the show as we make our picks for the final four and who will be representing the AFC and NFC in the Super Bowl. Geoff gives his lead pipe lock for his Super Bowl champion, so feel free to take it to Vegas and give him shit when he is wrong. We also look at US Open tennis and the end of the run for Denis Shapovalov, plus the ongoing overreaction of Canucks fans and media as training camp approaches. All this and an installment of Garbage Time that you might find a little "cheeky".
Stool could be any number of things: a seat in a bar, a nickname for Brendan, or a description for Art Briles. We cover all the options this week, but really focus on the disasterous decision by the Hamilton Ti-Cats to try to hire Briles. Beyond that, we recap the less than memorable fight from the weekend, as well as look forward to US Open tennis. Of course football is still the hot topic, with the BC Lions continuing their downward spiral and the Seahawks ongoing pre-season domination. All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!
Not often we have breaking news, but we did this show! We discuss the big Cavs-Celtics trade, as well as the latest on the Mariners. We also touch on the important subject of mental health, and send our best wishes to a local sports personality. Of course we talk football, where we rehash the letdown of a game the Lions played against the Stamps, and the huge loss and challenge now facing the Seahawks. All this plus our standard best and worst in Garbage Time.
P is for pathetic, which would most aptly describe the performance of the BC Lions as we look back at their game against the Roughriders. P is also for preseason, as Brendan disobeys Geoff's wishes and breaks down a positive first preseason game for the Seahawks. G is for Garbage, as sadly the thesaurus does not have a word starting with P, but as always we have our best and worst in Garbage time.
We try to answer the age old question: if common sense is so common, why do so few people seem to have it? This comes as we discuss the pressures facing athletes today and what, if anything, they owe to fans and society?
We look back at the BC Lions dominating win over the Riders, and mull over the results of the Seattle Mariners current road trip. In typical fashion, we lambaste Canucks fan who continue to show a lack of patience, and as always, our best and worst in Garbage Time.
In honor of Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor signing a new 3 year deal, Brendan and Geoff make a little wager - will Kam finish out those 3 years in a Hawks jersey? This episode we look at MLB free agency and Geoff takes some more "shots" at the IOC. In Double Coverage, one of us is pumped for the opening of NFL training camps, and the other is pissed with a disappointing performance from the BC Lions. All this and you get to find out how discrete Schrodinger operators fit in a weekly sports podcast.
Yes it's episode 55, and we couldn't come up with anything better so it's the speed limit episode. We kickoff with the week that was for "Don't Call Me" Lucky Whitehead, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys. We look back at the Lions win over the Bombers, as well as the British Open. In Double Coverage, it was supposed to be all about great performances by Canadian athletes but somehow Geoff snuck in Big Country Reeves and a Mike Bibby look-a-like. Tune in to find out how that was even possible.
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Geoff returns from vacation and the rust shows. We review Wimbledon and look forward to the British Open, as well as lament the continued lack of coverage of a local sporting event. Of course we cover the BC Lions big win over Hamilton with the return of Travis Lulay, as well as dissect the current officiating issues the CFL and MLS are facing. All this and more in Garbage Time!
Of the three Toronto sports teams that made the show, which one did we treat the worst this week? Hint - it was a three way tie. On a positive note, we discuss the Canucks signings in free agency and how they make Jim Benning's plan for the team more clear. We also look at a tale of two halves in the BC Lions win in Toronto and the difference between two prominent Canadian female athletes. All that and Geoff takes a bite out of the US hot dog eating competition in Garbage Time.