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  • This time Scott is pulled away from the Democratic National Convention (00:20)
  • Griffey in the HOF sparks a little baseball talk (04:03)
  • We celebrate Arnold Schwarzenegger's birthday by ranking his Top-5 movies (13:01)
  • Ranking the best Top-5 Billboard singles from the past 30 years (33:44)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep127.mp3
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  • It was hard to pull Scott away from the Republican National Convention (00:20)
  • Matt gets a free night and does...nothing (04:53)
  • This Pokemon Go thing is getting out of hand but reminds us of previous video game addictions (07:22)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - August movies (16:08)
    - Pete's Dragon (16:50)
    - Sausage party (19:18)
    - Hell or High Water (21:09)
    - Ben Hur (22:28)
    - War Dogs (24:08)
    - Kubo and the Two Strings (26:09)
    - Imperium (27:54)
    - Joshy (30:05)
  • A look at the big Emmy nominations (32:07)
  • Scott takes issue with the way MLS does business (48:01)
  • Eliminating kickoffs in College Football? (61:18)
  • Chips in NFL footballs - the possibilities (64:41)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm PDT
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  • We're confused by this Pokemon thing (00:21)
  • Matt's exhausting lad's weekend in Seattle (04:05)
    - Pint and a Pie contest (6:08)
    - Reuben's Brews (10:20)
    - Incident at 7-11 (12:01)
  • Pickleball (16:32)
  • June movie review (19:27)
    - Finding Dory, Independence Day: Resurgence, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Swiss Army man, Free State of Jones, Central Intelligence, The Phenom, Approaching the Unknown
  • Scott saw Beasts of No Nation (30:20)
  • Harrison Ford top-10 movies (32:04)
  • The Washington Voter's Pamphlet is good reading (47:27)
  • Tim Duncan retired (61:40)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21am PDT
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  • 4th of July, public swimming pools and do fireworks suck? (00:23)
  • NBA Free Agency is insane and hard to follow (15:12)
  • Twister Mom (37:15)
  • Microsoft Recruiter E-mail (41:23)
  • Top-5 Matts and Scotts (43:21)
  • Top-15 Names for Douchebag Men (51:32)
  • Euro 16 observations (52:42)
  • Matt gears up for his annual international golf tournament (61:49)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09am PDT
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  • We thank Neil from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks for filling in the last two weeks (00:30)
  • Catching up with Scott (01:17)
  • Matt's Oregon Coast lighthouse tour (06:14)
  • Scott saw the Room 237 documentary on 'The Shining' (17:04)
  • We look back at the NBA Finals (24:02)
  • NBA Draft and free agency (35:02)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - July movies (41:16)
    - The Infiltrator (42:46)
    - Ghostbusters (45:19)
    - Jason Bourne (47:21)
    - Don't Think Twice (51:26)
    - Star Trek Beyond (52:36)
    - Captain Fantastic (55:51)
    - The BFG (58:10)
  • Any Given Wednesday - Bill Simmons' new show (63:08)
  • Jay Z's 'Reasonable Doubt' turned 20 last week (67:51)
  • Euro 16, Copa America and Messi's retirement/legacy (71:47)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep123.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49am PDT
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Guest host: Neil from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks (Part 2)

  • The genesis of sports allegiances (00:44)
  • Emotional sports responses (15:56)
  • Celebrating lost points in volleyball and everybody getting a trophy (20:57)
  • Cycling (30:01)
    - We review the 1985 cult classic, "American Flyers" (36:24)
  • Listener Questions (50:36)
    - Carl from the 4th Line (50:44)
    - Chris from Our Liner Notes (52:51)
    - Agent Palmer (58:43)
    - Dave from Diamond Minds/Chronicles Unwritten/Diamond Dave Show (60:15)
    - Annaleis from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks (69:34)

Intro - "Theme Song - Hell of the West" (1985) from the American Flyers soundtrack
Outro - "Breakaway" (1985) from the American Flyers soundtrack

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Check out Neil (@AngelsFreak7) and his lovely wife, Annaleis (@WireTechGirl), on their show Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks.

Direct download: reasons_ep122.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41am PDT
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Guest host: Neil from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks (Part 1)

  • Hockey awards and karaoke (01:11)
  • Politically-charged conversations with your Uber driver (05:03)
  • Drunk self-awareness and guilt (06:47)
  • Working at Candlestick Park and clubhouse stories (11:20)
  • Swapping nut shot stories (36:39)
  • The sport of Nascar, fantasy racing and Days of Thunder (46:31)

 
Intro - "New Jack Hustler" (1991) by Ice-T
Outro - "The Show" (1985) by Doug E Fresh

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Check out Neil (@AngelsFreak7) and his lovely wife, Annaleis (@WireTechGirl), on their show Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks.

Direct download: reasons_ep121.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm PDT
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  • Matt celebrates D-Day by watching Fury (00:20)
  • Scott's Lads trip: Drinking, razzing and cornhole (02:01)
  • May movie reviews and performance (16:44)
    - The Nice Guys; Money Monster; Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising; Pele: Birth of a Legend; Being Charlie; The Lobster; The Do-Over
  • The NBA Finals are sadly not competitive (25:26)
  • The legitimacy of "clutch" vs "choke" and the notion of the "hot hand" (31:43)
  • New Dictionary words from Merriam (39:22)
  • Matt stumbles upon an old Bon Jovi video that is pretty crazy (50:56)
  • Another icon passes away: Muhammad Ali (52:45)
  • The next two weeks we'll have a guest host: Neil from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks - send in questions! (55:05)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep120.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22am PDT
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  • Scott is battling through a bad illness (00:23)
  • Memorial Day weekend stories (03:00)
    - Northwest Trek (03:07)
    - Weeding is dangerous (04:58)
    - Cookies are bad for your Abs (09:16)
    - Matt ends up at a very dirty place (10:50)
  • All-NBA Teams announced and Scott makes teams of three out of them (21:04)
  • Scott loves Steven Adams, Western Conference collapse/comeback and Draymond Green's wild feet (27:07)
  • A look at the 20 most valuable soccer clubs in the world (37:12)
  • Euro 2016 is coming June 10 and we might start a pool for our listeners (41:42)
  • Scott's kid's team is getting fancy with a sponsor (43:50)
  • Mario's rental house and the garage sale neighbors (48:56)
  • Changes coming for Verne Lundquist and Chris Berman (53:37)
  • Rogue One Reshoots?! (57:22)
  • Shout out to the Stuff That Matters podcast for a kind review (60:23)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43am PDT
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  • Tougher to defend Kermit Washington this week (0:24)
  • Matt goes podslutting on the Diamond Dave Show and Moving the Needle (03:10)
  • Scott attends a Billy Joel concert in style (07:38)
  • We rank our top-5 logos by league, as well as noting the worst (17:17)
    - NFL (18:21)
    - NBA (23:50)
    - NHL (30:44)
    - MLB (36:15)
    - College Football (42:07)
  • What do high school football recruits think about team uniforms? (49:34)
  • Scott brings a kids movie recommendation (53:13)
  • Kids can be annoying as fuck sometimes (56:54)
  • Hilarity at a piano recital (60:15)
  • Think you're good at pull-ups? This guy is WAY better (64:03)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep118.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13am PDT
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  • We wrap up the Premier League season (00:21)
  • NBA Playoffs, Blazers offseason and the Draft Lottery (10:51)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - June movies (25:53)
    - Finding Dory (27:28)
    - Independence Day: Resurgence (30:27)
    - Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (34:07)
    - Swiss Army Man (36:16)
    - Free State of Jones (38:22)
    - Central Intelligence (40:39)
    - Phenom (43:20)
    - Approaching the Unknown (45:51)
  • Scott is going to a big concert Friday (48:28)
  • The Odor-Bautista scuffle (55:31)
    - Unfortunately invoking comparisons to Kermit Washington 40 years later (59:36)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep117.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57am PDT
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  • A belated Happy Mother's Day (00:19)
  • Matt and the family went to Mt Hood (01:09)
  • We reminisce about Mt. St. Helens erupting in 1980 (03:48)
  • Matt might have broken his toe (06:53)
  • We catch up on the NBA Playoffs - most notably the Golden State-Portland series (10:32)
  • Listener Email: Can you appreciate a sports moment when it's the opponent doing it to your team? (21:47)
  • Dwight Howard is accidentally honest (26:34)
  • Adjusted post-draft over/under 2016 NFL wins (30:10)
  • How did April movies rate and earn? (36:55)
    - Keanu; Green Room; The Jungle Book; Criminal; Everybody Wants Some
  • Budweiser is temporarily changing their name (42:50)
    - Top-10 beers sold in the U.S. (46:33)
  • Scott's soccer manager career is back on (49:19)
  • Playing innappropriate music for your kids (54:37)
  • Premier League ends Sunday (56:16)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep116.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32am PDT
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  • Scott's trip to Atlanta: flying, College Football Hall of Fame and a wedding (01:03)
  • NFL Draft (23:04)
    - Laremy Tunsil might want to use stronger passwords (23:59)
    - A look at some of the picks and overlooked players (30:25)
  • NBA Playoffs (38:49)
  • Seattle might not ever get an NBA team back (45:56)
  • A new Premier League champ, but much still to be decided (52:21)
  • The Champions League semifinals were interesting (57:31)
  • Cinco de Porno: Brazzers wants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by teaching you to speak Spanish via free porn (61:26)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48am PDT
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  • If forced to join, what branch of the Armed Forces would we choose? (00:33)
  • NBA Playoffs (10:57)
    - Steph Curry injury impact (14:18)
    - Matt's hatred for the Clippers is rekindled (18:23)
  • Tom Brady's re-instated suspension means Deflate-gate is back (23:18)
  • Vernon Adams' NFL and draft prospects (28:32)
  • A critical breakdown of good and bad kids' books (32:10)
    - Scott reads 'Chicka Chicka Boom Boom' (35:41)
    - Matt's issues with Carl and the Giving Tree (45:11)
  • We celebrate Al Pacino's birthday by ranking his top-10 films (51:02)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57am PDT
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  • We say goodbye to Prince (00:35)
  • Sports conspiracies: Michael Jordan, Cal Ripken, Delonte West, Curt Schilling, Wayne Gretzky, etc. (10:16)
  • Listener Email
    - Carl asks about devastating losses and 30-year-olds posing as high school basketball players (24:53)
    - Agent Palmer asks about early team success being disregarded (45:04)
  • A quick look at the NFL draft and some questionable trades for #1 and #2 (48:59)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - May Movies (55:39)
    - The Nice Guys (57:19)
    - Money Monster (59:31)
    - Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (61:54)
    - Being Charlie (64:23)
    - Pele: Birth of a Legend (66:55)
    - The Lobster (69:52)
    - The Do-Over (71:45)

 
Intro - "When Doves Cry" (1984) by Prince and the Revolution
Outro - "Kiss" (1986) by Prince and the Revolution

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Direct download: reasons_ep113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10am PDT
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  • The Rogue One trailer has us very excited (02:31)
    - Daisy Ridley responds to rumors of Rey's mother and her being a Jedi (11:30)
  • Listener mail with a detour into the game of golf (15:28)
    - What constitutes a 'collapse' in sports? (20:06)
  • Some quick thoughts on the Nike Hoops Summit in Portland (26:33)
  • The NBA Playoffs are here (30:26)
    - A look back at season over/unders (31:16)
    - We make our predictions all the way to the Finals (36:03)
  • Throwback jerseys sales by state shows some odd trends (43:11)
  • The New Jersey Nets were almost rebranded as the Swamp Dragons (50:03)
  • We give an in the moment update on Kobe's last game (58:20)
  • Millicent and the Zombie Apocalypse (59:58)
  • We accidentally fall into a chat about going to the dentist (66:46)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38am PDT
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  • Scott went to a high school soccer game and wasn't impressed (02:20)
  • We wrap up the NCAA Tournament and its fantastic championship game (09:49)
    - Who does Jay Wright look like? (17:27)
  • Matt finally saw Ex Machina so we review the film - SPOILERS (24:04)
  • Some guy actually made a real fembot and she looks an awful lot like... (34:00)
    - Should people be allowed to make robots in someone else's likeness? (37:19)
  • A look back at March movies and how they performed (41:06)
    - Batman v. Superman; The Brothers Grimsby; Whiskey Tango Foxtrot; The Program; 10 Cloverfield Lane; Midnight Special
  • Listener mail from Annaleis of Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks (50:46)
  • Scott gets aggro at the gym again (57:06)
  • Matt catches Scott up on Friday Night Tykes which might have run its course (66:28)
  • We give shout outs to all the people who recently reviewed our show (70:16)
  • A little Easter egg for you patient listeners at the end, enjoy! (76:21)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51am PDT
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  • We say goodbye to Phife Dawg (00:33)
    - Our thoughts on Tribe and their catalogue (05:45)
    - Favorite Phife tracks and rhymes (18:46)
  • We say goodbye to Garry Shandling (30:51)
  • NCAA Tournament thoughts (35:11)
  • D'Angelo Russell breaks the "guy code" and gets major backlash (52:26)
  • TAY - the bigoted, hate-filled AI bot from Microsoft (57:36)
  • A new, rather interesting choice of beer flavor (63:56)
  • Be careful when shooting at explosives (67:50)
  • The Descendants made Matt cry; The Martian didn't do much for Scott (72:40)
  • Matt went on the Diamond Dave Show to chat with Parviz from Clammr (78:10)

 
Intro - "Buggin' Out" (1991) by A Tribe Called Quest
Outro - "Scenario" (1991) by A Tribe Called Quest

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Direct download: reasons_ep110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05am PDT
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  • We check in on the NCAA Tournament (01:22)
    - Oregon moves on but faces a tough test in Duke (02:42)
    - Scott is in love...with Buddy Hield (09:58)
    - The highs and lows of Northern Iowa's and Stephen F Austin's tournament (15:41)
    - Getting really sick of refs calling charges for the fuck of it (21:56)
    - Guys we grew to like and hate (24:33)
  • Listener questions from Agent Palmer (28:44)
  • The bizarre case of Dwight Howard using stickum (33:36)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - April movies (37:01)
    - Keanu (37:51)
    - Green Room (41:48)
    - The Jungle Book (43:35)
    - Criminal (47:55)
    - Everybody Wants Some (50:58)
  • The 25th anniversary of New Jack City (52:38)
  • Scott revisits a few movies and has a different response (55:41)
  • Another podcast whoring opportunity for Matt - The Diamond Dave Show (64:02)
  • Do you like highlight shows? (66:07)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03am PDT
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  • Matt has gone blog and podcast whoring again (00:27)
  • Asshole at the gym (03:11)
  • The NCAA Tournament is here! (12:26)
    - Seeds and odds to win regions and the final (13:52)
    - Our Final Four "expert picks" and a look at Obama's (18:50)
    - The hilarity of our sons' picks (24:56)
  • Scott compares Ben Simmons to three great college players from the recent past (31:18)
  • There are a lot of past players' kids in the basketball recruiting pool (38:48)
  • Nate Robinson is trying to switch from the NBA to the NFL (42:23)
  • Is Harrison Ford trying to kill off all his characters before he dies? (49:07)
  • Scott is intrigued by (and a little scared of) magic (50:44)
  • How did February movies perform? (54:05)
    - Deadpool; Hail, Caesar!; Race; Misconduct; Triple 9
  • Scott was mesmerized by San Andreas', umm, visual effects (59:22)
  • Scott's son ain't down with theater camp or baseball (63:22)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28am PDT
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  • Mixed emotions about the North London Derby (00:26)
  • Tottenham inking a new deal with Nike? (08:38)
  • An NBA quiz (11:46)
  • Worst sports injuries we've witnessed live (19:52)
  • A fart study - brought to you by the stool/flatulence deodorant company (34:07)
  • SATs have changed again (39:04)
  • Don't hand your .45 to your 4-year-old while you're driving (48:13)
  • The dilemma of exposing your kids to today's pop music (49:43)
  • Should Matt consider the Vasecto-Switch? (55:01)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep107.mp3
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  • Matt got served by his six-year-old (00:33)
  • The Oscars (06:09)
    - the Nominee gift bags contain some crazy stuff (11:48)
  • A review of the movie 'Dope' with spoilers (19:27)
  • NFL Combine tidbits, how big are our hands and Matt takes the Wonderlic (33:10)
  • Scott watched Golden State-Oklahoma City and is excited for the playoffs (45:23)
  • A breakdown of porn searches by state (53:52)
  • Listener mail - Agent Palmer asks about March Madness, favorite baseball movie characters and which team would we like to be a benchwarmer on (59:41)
  • North London Derby looming with big stakes (70:55)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22am PDT
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  • What do you get your co-host for a two-year anniversary? (00:24)
  • Matt recaps his guy's trip to Bandon Dunes (01:11)
  • Lillard & the Trailblazers light up the Warriors and look dangerous (13:46)
  • The pale Oscar nominees, our uneducated predictions and who we would have nominated (21:12)
  • Top-5 Leonardo DiCaprio movies (35:41)
  • Youth basketball is serious business (49:41)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep105.mp3
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  • We completely missed the Grammys (00:20)
  • Kanye being Kanye (02:15)
  • Valentine's Day: Matt's karaoke leaves people wanting more, more, more! (06:35)
  • NBA Allstar Weekend (17:03)
    - Skills Competition and the three-point contest (17:40)
    - Best Dunk contest in years (25:07)
    - As expected, the Allstar game was an endless series of dunks and threes (30:52)
  • The demise of the Houston Rockets has Scott smiling (36:04)
  • The biggest boss in high school rec league soccer (39:31)
  • Will Scott Watch It? (43:30)
    - Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (45:32)
    - The Brothers Grimsby (48:20)
    - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (51:01)
    - 10 Cloverfield Lane (52:21)
    - Midnight Special (55:05)
    - The Program (60:10)
  • Matt is heading to Bandon to golf (62:19)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT
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  • Super Bowl Thoughts
    - Another year, another mid-game distraction for Matt (01:27)
    - Breaking down the "defensive struggle" (04:04)
    - Manning and Newton post-game (15:54)
    - Matt had a tough time keeping a dry eye watching this in the pre-game -- http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=14721435 (23:13)
  • Scott says goodbye to Marshawn Lynch (28:03)
  • We attempt to re-draft the NBA in alpha order by mascot (31:07)
    - After a brief discussion about Steph Curry's ankles, Matt pulls the plug on this segment (35:18)
  • A look back at how January movies fared (39:05)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17am PDT
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  • Happy National Letter of Intent Day (00:27)
  • Matt's private screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (04:53)
  • John Scott and the NHL Allstar Game (08:29)
  • Scott continues to hammer through 2015 movies: Ex Machina and Dope (19:00)
  • A couple NFL Notes (23:13)
  • Super Bowl 50 predictions and prop bets (31:20)
  • Scott takes a Super Bowl Quiz - how well do YOU know it? (52:57)
  • What is sologamy? (65:59)
  • Another youth sports update and some shout-outs to close the show (71:07)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • We say goodbye to Sal Tessio (00:58)
  • AFC Championship (05:14)
  • NFC Championship (10:54)
    - Tired of the Newton hate (12:58)
  • Friday Night Tykes is back and maybe got worse (17:36)
  • VH1's 'The Breaks' shows a lot of promise (28:04)
  • How December movies fared (37:48)
    - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (38:14)
    - Sisters (39:10)
    - The Big Short (40:52)
    - Joy (42:46)
    - Point Break (44:18)
    - Concussion (45:45)
    - The Hateful Eight (47:00)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - February movies (48:23)
    - Hail Caesar! (51:04)
    - Race (55:58)
    - Triple 9 (57:38)
    - Misconduct (60:37)
    - Remember (62:06)
  • Scott saw Mad Max and Entourage (64:09)
  • Fun with youth basketball (68:30)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Matt's resolution is finally underway (00:40)
  • NFL Playoffs - Divisional Round (03:29)
  • Wrapping up the Seahawks season and what's next - with a special guest appearance (32:12)
  • Conference Championships (41:55)
  • We celebrate our 100th episode by answering YOUR questions! (43:38)
    - Carl from The 4th Line Podcast (44:07)
    - Agent Palmer (51:32)
    - Chris from Our Liner Notes (95:59)
    - Annaleis from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks (100:10)
    - Neil from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks (105:06)
    - Dave from Chronicles Unwritten, Podcast without Borders and Diamond Minds (120:36)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am PDT
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  • We have Powerball fever...sorta (01:23)
  • Matt has some thoughts about the Golden Globes (06:56)
  • A surprisingly close college football championship game (12:40)
    - Watson v. Coker (13:01)
    - Special teams plays, Kiffin misses the bus and Henry's NFL prospects (21:19)
  • NFL Playoffs - Wildcard round (29:07)
    - Desperate Houston gets trucked by KC (29:11)
    - The Cincy meltdown vs. Pittsburgh (32:31)
    - Seahawks escape Minnesota (39:21)
    - Rodgers and Green Bay wake up and throttle Washington (48:17)
  • Scott picks the Divisional round matchups (50:04)
  • The Rams are officially returning to Los Angeles (58:10)
  • We finish our twitter debate about soccer club management and transfer philosophies (60:12)
  • Top baby name - apologies in advance to any parents (70:32)
    - Boy names in the top-1000 (71:06)
    - Girl names in the top-1000 (80:55)
  • Wisconsin high school basketball bans student chants (87:57)
  • Final reminder to get your questions and comments in for Episode 100 next week (90:10)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep99.mp3
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  • New Year's Eve past and present (00:30)
  • Snowday stories (06:30)
  • College Football Playoffs open Scott's eyes to the lack of incoming NFL quarterback talent (21:39)
  • Carly Fiorina's Rose Bowl tweet and ridiculous game scheduling (29:32)
  • Matt would like to forget the Alamo (34:44)
  • Searching for silver linings (38:22)
  • Seahawks end the season strongly (42:47)
  • Projecting the NFL Playoffs (48:56)
  • Relocation bids, coaching changes and Johnny Manziel continues to entertain (54:59)
  • Friday Night Tykes season preview (63:38)
  • Oregon Y'allqaeda, aka Vanilla Isis (70:12)
  • Nas Rock Doc: Time is Illmatic (76:52)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep98.mp3
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  • We thank Chris for guest hosting last week (00:38)
  • Catching up on our holidays (02:11)
  • Best/Worst grossing movies of 2015 (17:47)
  • We review The Good Dinosaur - spoilers (25:47)
  • Chip Kelly's somewhat surprising dismissal (38:36)
  • Rams surprisingly sweep the Seahawks with the playoffs on the horizon (46:42)
  • A look at the college football semifinals and their poor scheduling (55:42)
  • Our resolutions for 2016 (61:42)
  • Our top-10 most downloaded episodes of the year (72:21)
  • Eyesight woes (78:01)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep97.mp3
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We are joined by special guest, Chris!

  • The Miss Universe pageant debacle (00:40)
  • We review Star Wars: The Force Awakens - MAJOR SPOILERS (06:02)
    - How we attended (07:18)
    - Overall thoughts (14:26)
    - The new characters (22:04)
    - Why this movie echoed a lot of themes in Episode IV and what's next (54:09)
    - Some of the bigger scenes (57:53)
    - What's the deal with Rey? (70:20)

Check out Chris on Twitter: @cdvillasenor

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep96.mp3
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  • Skiing and bachelor parties in Whistler, BC (01:41)
  • Monopoly (and Life) with kids, part 2 (13:39)
  • Oregon gets another one-year QB transfer in Dakota Prukop (19:41)
  • Matt rewatches the Star Wars prequels, realizes they are worse than he remembers (23:48)
  • Getting ready for Episode VII (28:00)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - January movies (30:24)
    - The Revenant (32:26)
    - 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (36:03)
    - Mojave (39:29)
    - Dirty Grandpa (42:16)
    - Jane Got a Gun (46:29)
    - The Finest Hours (50:16)
  • Back Door Santa (51:44)
  • New Year's Eve Plans - some too extravagant (55:26)
  • Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday (61:55)
  • Send us your thoughts and questions for Episode #100 (66:59)
  • Robert Nkemdiche and synthetic drugs (69:07)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Back Door Santa (1968) by Clarence Carter

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Direct download: reasons_ep95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17am PDT
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  • Matt guest hosted on the 4th Line Podcast for some hockey talk (01:55)
    - Check out that episode here: https://soundcloud.com/the4thline/the-reasons-for-islanders
  • Our review of 'Creed' - WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS (04:12)
  • November movie reviews (36:46)
    - Spectre (36:55)
    - The Heist (38:19)
    - The Night Before (39:43)
    - The Good Dinosaur (40:42)
    - Trumbo (41:45)
    - Creed (42:43)
  • We break down the College Football playoff (44:20)
  • Steve Sarkisian is back - and he's brought his lawyers (52:12)
  • Scott is giddy over the return to form of the Seahawks (56:43)
  • Biggie Smalls Star Wars Mix (62:46)
  • Scott gets schooled in Monopoly by his six year old (68:18)
  • Holiday letters and Xmas Trees (72:46)
  • How YOU can get involved in our 100th episode (75:02)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29am PDT
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  • Recapping our Thanksgiving break/holiday (00:23)
  • Scott takes on Black Friday in search of a new phone (08:45)
  • Matt finds a good radio station in Phoenix (21:10)
  • Are airline pilots trained to mumble over the PA? (24:01)
  • Kobe Bryant is retiring (27:25)
    - Farewell tour off to a rocky start (34:29)
    - Impressive and Intriguing lifetime numbers (37:51)
  • Jahlil Okafor's off-court troubles (41:42)
  • Will Curry/Golden State continue to make history or will it come crashing down? (46:19)
  • College football playoff picture is pretty clear (51:14)
  • Mark Richt is fired - where did it go wrong? (58:56)
  • The Seahawks appear to back on track (65:49)
  • The Browns do it again (68:59)
  • Scott's son hates 'Elf' (73:41)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:37am PDT
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  • We break down our favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner (00:34)
  • The misery of going out to eat on Thanksgiving (13:09)
  • Matt recalls doing solo dinner a couple times (17:19)
  • Bathroom habits: surprising survey results (22:16)
  • Top-10 holiday season movies - which is brutally hard to generate (34:52)
  • We weren't particularly forward-thinking in our college major selections (50:40)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41am PDT
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  • Charlie Sheen has the germ (00:24)
  • Matt guested on Podcast Without Borders (03:11)
    - Check out that show here: http://podcastwithoutborders.libsyn.com/episode-40-reasons-are-several
  • College football: the Pac-12 eats itself (again); new rankings; Pinkel resigns (05:39)
  • Scott might just be back on board with Washington Basketball (11:13)
  • Oregon looks good with mini-Manute Bol leading the way (17:49)
  • Scott's frustration with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks continue (20:52)
  • Peyton Manning needs to hang 'em up (28:33)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - December movies (36:46)
    - Sisters (37:34)
    - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (45:11)
    - The Big Short (47:28)
    - Daddy's Home (49:58)
    - Joy (52:00)
    - Point Break (54:38)
    - Concussion (56:09)
    - The Hateful Eight (62:01)
  • Matt is off to a rocky start with his PS4 (67:19)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep91.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51am PDT
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  • The Finding Dory trailer is out (00:22)
  • North London Derby (02:19)
  • Soccer safety - banning headers for youth players, concussions, turf controversy (14:51)
  • More college football craziness (27:13)
  • University of Missouri mess (33:49)
  • October movie reviews/box office (40:29)
    - Bridge of Spies (40:49)
    - Rock the Kasbah (42:07)
    - The Martian (43:17)
    - Steve Jobs (47:41)
    - Room (50:54)
    - Truth (52:32)
  • Sleepwalking and night terrors (53:31)
  • Star Wars theatrical vs. remastered and seeking closure by re-watching the prequels (58:18)
  • Sweet tooth tales - what desserts do you love/hate? (64:46)
  • Slowly catching up on Breaking Bad (83:03)
  • Matt goes podcast whoring again this week (85:50)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep90.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28am PDT
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  • A soggy Halloween and dodging Chipotle E Coli (00:28)
  • Fred Thompson died - and was only 73? (04:06)
  • Scott actually listened to Matt's guest appearance on Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks (06:23)
  • College football craziness: Miami kick return; Oregon escapes Arizona State; Wazzu cougs it again; coaching changes aplenty (07:48)
  • Breaking down the College Football Committee rankings (19:06)
  • The Seahawks are quickly making Scott consider ditching sports (26:05)
  • Kaepernick's downfall; the coverage of Ricardo Lockette's injury (35:57)
  • The genesis of sports rivalry and hatred for teams/players (40:38)
  • TV/Movie reboots - the good, the bad, the rumors, our ideas (50:46)
  • Old hair (79:30)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep89.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08am PDT
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  • Matt thanks Annaleis and Neil for having him on Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks (00:27)
    - Check out Matt's guest spot here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/darkangelsandprettyfreaks/Dark_Angels__Pretty_Freaks_84.mp3
  • Scott puts down his monocle after a game of squash to test his rusty hoops skills (03:02)
  • A quick look at some college football action, namely the crazy end to Florida State-Georgia Tech (09:23)
  • We rank our top-10 college fight songs (15:45)
  • The NBA is back! (48:24)
    - Over/under wins for some contenders in the East and West (49:00)
    - MVP and Rookie of the Year odds (66:39)
  • Scott discovers the secret behind restaurant-quality pancakes (70:13)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep88.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23am PDT
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  • Family stickers on cars (01:31)
  • New Star Wars Trailer (06:16)
  • The #BoycottStarWarsVII Movement (14:45)
  • Michigan-Michigan State shock ending (19:54)
  • Oregon runs the streak to 12 over Washington (24:52)
  • The Seahawks woes lead us to discuss the pain vs. joy of being a sports fan (35:38)
  • The Colts attempt to confuse New England only to end up confusing themselves (49:08)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - November movies (54:43)
    - Spectre (56:01)
    - The Heist (61:37)
    - Creed (63:50)
    - The Night Before (65:22)
    - The Good Dinosaur (66:41)
    - Trumbo (69:21)
  • A review of the Bones Brigade documentary (73:03)
  • Matt will be a guest on Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks this week (84:07)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep87.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06am PDT
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  • A tough sports weekend for both of us (00:23)
  • A 6-year-old's concept of time and diagramming the Star Wars timeline (04:58)
  • The tragic fall of Steve Sarkisian (10:08)
  • Steve Spurrier resigns (23:01)
  • Scott makes Matt talk about Oregon's loss and the game this weekend with UW (26:47)
  • The Seahawks sputter in Cincy (32:15)
  • Ranking the top-10 college movies (35:53)
    - Honorable mentions and also-rans (37:35)
    - Our top-10s and Agent Palmer's (46:48)
  • Playboy Magazine is going PG-13 (68:59)
  • We reminisce about our porn mag history (70:38)
  • Scott attends a high school football game and a Hollywood ending breaks out (76:25)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep86.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19am PDT
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  • Scott and Matt double date in Portland and talk dinner portion variety (00:21)
  • 1st Grade brings homework, lunch and bully challenges (15:23)
  • Premier League updates including Rodgers sacking, Mourinho turmoil (23:12)
  • The Ducks QB debacle has Matt concerned about the immediate future (31:34)
  • Myles Jack leaves UCLA and some are knocking him for it (39:05)
  • Todd Gurley arrives and makes the Rams more dangerous (41:40)
  • The Seahawks hang on to win on a controversial call (44:25)
  • Dolphins fire coach, Tannehill is entitled (54:41)
  • Stephen A. Smith is trying to scare Kevin Durant (59:33)
  • Draft Kings and Fan Duel fall under heavy scrutiny (63:36)
  • MMA shit kicking and The Art of C-balls videos (69:53)
  • Louisville basketball employs some interesting recruiting techniques (73:09)
  • How did September movies fare? (76:19)
    - Black Mass, Everest, The Intern, Sicario, A Walk in the Woods

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep85.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48am PDT
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  • We do a quick review of Nightcrawler, Togetherness and Married (01:14)
  • Scott tries to console Matt over the Ducks debacle and Samuel L Jackson trolling (8:55)
  • Our new favorite school: Incarnate Word University (18:19)
  • Scott still isn't happy with the Seahawks (19:53)
  • Ranking the top high school movies ever made (26:35)
    - Honorable mentions and flicks we hate (29:38)
    - Our Top-10 lists (42:25)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep84.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:02am PDT
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  • Matt meets up with fellow podcasters in Portland (00:26)
  • Matt goes to Oregon-Georgia State (01:56)
  • Scott takes his son to Washington-Utah State (05:27)
  • A trip to a college bar was a bit uncomfortable (14:46)
  • NFL observations (22:28)
  • IMG Academy - a new age of high school football? (31:48)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - October movies
    - The Martian (43:00)
    - Steve Jobs (46:03)
    - Truth (48:24)
    - Bridge of Spies (49:31)
    - Rock the Kasbah (53:13)
    - Room (55:22)
  • Our (very minor) brushes with the law (61:28)
    - Petty larceny lands Matt in jail (62:35)
    - Second-hand skateboard (72:13)
    - Old school store thievery (75:32)
    - Freshman snitch (78:21)
  • We released a bonus episode (81:47)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep83.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13am PDT
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This is the inaugural episode of a special series by Reasons Are Several where Matt and Scott sit down and watch a movie together. Scott has seen it, Matt has not. Synch it up with our feed and enjoy our running commentary.

Starting Point: 44 seconds in, title screen where it says 'A Film by James Wan'.

 
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  • Filming 'Cops' in Portland? (00:33)
  • Matt looks like Seth Myers (03:30)
  • NFL observations: (04:18)
    - Rams bring Matt joy, Scott sadness (05:46)
    - Mariota outshines Winston, again (16:36)
    - Pacman Jones tried to kill Amari Cooper (21:19)
    - Did Eli Manning have money on the Cowboys? (22:21)
  • CFB observations:
    - A painful loss for the Ducks but an upbeat reaction from Matt (25:23)
    - SEC woes (35:30)
  • Miss America Pageant yields more great questions (37:06)
  • A look back at how some August movies performed:
    Straight Outta Compton, American Ultra, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Gift, We Are Your Friends (45:33)
  • Kevin Costner movies (51:47)
    - Honorable mentions and a couple pee stories (53:48)
    - Our Top-5 picks (60:31)
    - Matt's #1 pick reminds him of nearly getting abducted when he was 13 (71:28)
  • Toddler Fight Club (76:46)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

 

Direct download: reasons_ep82.mp3
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  • College football is underway and we discuss early Pac-12 returns (03:46)
  • The K State band gets dirty; but not as dirty as some Texas high school football players (18:26)
  • The NFL kicks off this weekend so we talk playoff format and list contenders, our playoff picks and winners (27:13)
  • Trailblazers GM Neil Olshey gave a great interview last week (43:15)
  • Matt quizzes Scott on some Seinfeld trivia (53:10)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Direct download: reasons_ep81.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15am PDT
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  • Isaac Bruce lets Jesus take the wheel (00:32)
  • The VMAs: Kanye's mega-rant (03:48)
  • Matt guest hosts on Diamond Minds, goes crazy on bourbon (12:30)
  • Our all-time female athlete crushes (23:00)
  • College Football is back! (37:15)
  • Sleeping giants and disappointing programs (40:34)
  • Foregoing Fantasy Football for simpler leagues (62:51)
  • New Oxford Dictionary words (68:30)
  • We're not big fans of camping (75:31)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

Direct download: reasons_ep80.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59am PDT
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  • Steve Sarkisian's drinking habits (00:42)
  • We review Straight Outta Compton - spoilers (10:25)
  • July movie reviews and box office numbers (38:32)
    - Terminator: Genisys; Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (with a Scientologist sidebar); Vacation; Trainwreck; Pixels; Southpaw.
  • Will Scott Watch It? - September movies (49:25)
    - Black Mass (50:28)
    - Everest (52:48)
    - The Intern (54:33)
    - Sicario (55:50)
    - A Walk in the Woods (57:49)
    - Mississippi Grind (60:39)
  • Kids and Sports (62:17)
    - Our kids' interest in watching/following sports
    - Their participation and our plan for their 'careers' (66:34)
    - The problems facing youth sports participation today (79:46)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

Direct download: reasons_ep79.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07am PDT
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  • Happy Birthday to us! Who has the better celebrity birthday brothers/sisters? (00:20)
  • Public restroom issues leads to fecal crime scene (08:31)
  • Scott's family vacation and night at Taylor Swift's concert (15:51)
  • Amazon is an awful place to work (34:53)
  • Tarantino has a new movie (The Hateful Eight) - how good is his catalogue, really? (48:43)
  • Dr. Dre's album dropped and we're disappointed (59:12)
  • The Geno Smith and Rams/Cowboys fights remind us of a couple bad dust-ups we witnessed (65:58)
  • Jason Day's PGA Championship finish made Matt well up (76:38)
  • Bill Simmons is a weird tweeter (78:38)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

Direct download: reasons_ep78.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am PDT
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Guest host: Roy from the Moving the Needle Podcast

  • A bit about Moving the Needle (00:57)
  • Podcast origins for both of us (02:35)
  • The joys (or pains) of show editing (10:42)
  • Roy's Boston upbringing and uneven sports history (17:59)
    - Don't bet against the Celtics - and don't cross your mother (21:01)
    - Red Sox curse to euphoria (25:02)
  • Tom Brady's deflated balls (37:31)
  • Russell Wilson's massive contract (44:02)
  • Roy just binge-watched Friday Night Lights so we break down the characters and season-by-season storylines (49:04)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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We spend an extended episode chronicling 30+ years of hip hop and how it all affected us.

  • When did we fall in love with hip hop? (3:41)
  • 1985-87: Beasties, LL Cool J and Run DMC get us started (5:21)
  • 1988:Public Enemy, NWA, Big Daddy Kane, and Erik B and Rakim take us to the next level (22:16)
  • Matt's crew gets hosed at the 8th grade lip synch contest despite a rousing performance of 'A Fly Girl' by Boogie Boys (30:23)
  • 1989: Paul's Boutique is the Beastie's best, De La Soul arrives and then a slew of big hits by short-lived acts: Tone Loc, Young MC, Biz Markie, Special Ed, 3rd Bass, etc. (36:36)
  • 1990: A Tribe Called Quest blows off our doors; Digital Underground; PE - Fear of a Black Planet (47:54)
  • 1991: Tribe - Low End Theory; Cypress Hill blows up; Tupac's debut; Ice Cube - Death Certificate; Geto Boys; plus some hit and miss artists - Black Sheep, Del, Marky Mark, Fresh Prince, etc. (56:53)
  • 1992: Deep Cover is incredible as Dre and Snoop dominate; Das Efx; Beastie Boys - Check  Your Head, Ice Cube - Predator, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and Geto Boys (69:49)
  • 1993: Party songs - Hip Hop Hooray, I Get Around, Whoomp there it is, Slam; Tribe - Midnight Marauders; Snoop - Doggystyle (80:44)
  • 1994: A huge year - Nas and Biggie debut in a big way; Gangstarr - Hard to Earn; Beasties - Ill Communication; Common - Resurrection; Outkast and Craig Mack debut (85:10)
  • 1995: The Roots - Iladelph Halflife, Mobb Deep - The Infamous; Group Home - Supa Star; Raekwon - Only built 4 Cuban linx; and Skeelo wishes he was a little bit taller... (93:01)
  • 1996: Jay-Z - Reasonable doubt; Tupac - All eyez on me; The Fugees - The Score; Outkast - ATLiens; and Matt went to Wyclef Jean's brother's birthday party in 2002 (97:22)
  • 1997: Biggie - Life after death; Common - One day it'll all make sense (103:18)
  • 1998: Blackstar debut is incredible; Gangstarr - Moment of truth; Outkast - Aquemini; DMX - It's dark and hell is hot; Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty; Fat Joe - Don Cartagena (107:23)
  • 1999: Eminem arrives; The Roots - Things fall apart; Ludacris - Incognegro; Rakim - The master (115:06)
  • 2000: Big L; Common - Like water for chocolate; Nelly - Country grammar; Talib Kweli - Reflection Internal; Outkast - Stankonia; Snoop - The Last Meal; (124:39)
  • 2001-02: Jay-Z - Blueprint; Dilated Peoples - Expansion team; Ludacris - Move Bitch; Eminem - the Eminem Show; Common - Electric circus (sigh); Scarface (128:44)
  • 2003-04: 50 Cent; Jay-Z - Black album; Dizzee Rascal - Fix up, look sharp; Kanye West - College dropout; De La Soul - The grind date; The Roots - Tipping point (131:56)
  • 2005-present: Kanye - Late registration; Nas - Hip hop is dead; The Roots - Game theory; Rakim/Nas/KRS-One - Classic (137:43)
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  • We're pretty sure we never went on AshleyMadison.com but fingers crossed (00:56)
  • Our review of Inside Out - Warning: Major Spoilers (02:59)
  • We relate our own childhood moving traumas (30:37)
  • Bill Simmons moves to HBO (49:58)
  • Coaching your kids (56:33)
  • Indiana Pacers will wear Hickory High uniforms from Hoosiers (78:48)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Scott is curious why Matt eats so late - possibly contributing to him being skinny fat (01:29)
  • Emmy Award Nominations are out (05:55)
  • Scott doesn't really know who Taylor Swift is, but he's gonna see her in concert (27:40)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - August movies (36:14)
    - We Are Your Friends (39:28)
    - Regression (41:04)
    - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (44:31)
    - Straight Outta Compton (47:54)
    - Digging For Fire (49:44)
    - American Ultra (51:48)
    - The Runner (53:10)
    - The Gift (54:24)
  • Scott had his gallbladder removed and it left him with marshmallow belly (56:11)
  • Other injuries and operations - appendicitis, cracked skull, broken femur, and more (62:54)
  • Skiing blows (77:02)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • A breakdown of the wild DeAndre Jordan free agency u-turn (00:32)
  • You should never show up at someone's house unannounced (14:52)
  • How/when do you introduce your kid to video games? (17:26)
    - One man's plan to make his kid go in the same order he did as a child (18:52)
    - Our personal experience and chronology of gaming starting with Atari and Intellivision (21:16)
    - Nintendo had some life-altering and all-consuming games (28:16)
    - Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis: Madden, NCAA, NHL 94 and NBA Live 95 along with head-to-head fighting games (35:00)
    - Playstation 1 and 2 - bad moral lessons from GTA (40:57)
    - Playstation 3/Xbox 360 - red circle of death, lots more NCAA football (42:54)
  • Robert De Niro top-10 movies (49:24)
  • Pizza Hut has done it again - the Hot Dog Bites Pizza (74:34)
  • Matt made a guest appearance on the Moving the Needle podcast this week (77:25)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Fourth of July stories (0:25)
    - The worst gas station in California (3:04)
    - Alcohol and fireworks don't mix (11:59)
  • How did June movies rate and gross (19:55)
    - Spy (20:11)
    - Entourage (22:11)
    - Jurassic World (23:17)
    - Inside Out (24:54)
    - Dope (26:39)
    - The Overnight (27:59)
    - Love and Mercy (28:57)
    - Escobar: Paradise Lost (29:47)
  • US Women's National Team (32:10)
  • The very confident and religious Russell Wilson - and how he's not banging his hot girlfriend (44:37)
  • The dichotomy and co-existence of religion and the party culture in professional sports (52:33)
  • NBA Free Agency Frenzy - Blazers dismantling; Spurs reloading; the new Western Conference (54:15)
  • Possible relocation scenarios in the NBA and NHL (73:06)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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No live show this week so we're sharing some bits from our first 50 episodes:

  • Matt's bizarre cab ride in Arizona (00:58)
  • Miss America Pageant (08:10)
  • Matt sings karaoke, loses phone, walks home (18:46)
  • Locker room (lack of) modesty (29:21)
  • Ticker - the death watch (37:10)
  • Google Glass Sex App (40:27)
  • Christmas Songs, stalker Santa and the Snitching Elf on the Shelf (44:31)
  • Holiday letters, so braggy (49:00)
  • Dubious newsmakers (52:29)
  • Shia LaBeouf's silent interview and crazy performance art (60:55)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • NBA Draft is this week - Towns v. Okafor and more (00:48)
  • Scott demonstrates how he's still not paying attention to baseball (07:51)
  • Matt's day at the U.S. Open - Sergio's near-miss, poor fan layout, etc. (10:53)
  • Scott's beef with golfers requiring silence (14:38)
  • A thrilling conclusion - but so, so disappointing for Dustin Johnson (18:57)
  • Could we see the Open coming back to Chambers Bay? (24:55)
  • Oregon v. Washington movies - which state has the best? (27:01)
    • Washington: Singles, Say Anything, Wargames, Vision Quest, This Boy's Life, 10 Things I Hate About You, Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Disclosure... (28:31)
    • Oregon: Stand By Me, Animal House, My Own Private Idaho, The Shining, Without Limits, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Goonies, Kindergarten Cop, Mr. Holland's Opus... (40:56)
  • Puff Daddy is Dadding Too Hard (59:54)
  • Summer Camp for Adults (66:32)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Our favorite sports radio argument - are the Chicago Blackhawks a dynasty? (00:39)
  • Wrapping up the NBA Finals (01:32)
    - Steve Kerr demonstrates how bad Marc Jackson was as a coach (03:08)
    - Finals MVP debate - did they get it right? (06:50)
    - LeBron did everything he could do (12:45)
    - Livingston was an x-factor (15:42)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - July Movies (20:11)
    - Terminator: Genisys (22:21)
    - Minions (28:39)
    - Trainwreck (32:57)
    - Ant Man (35:29)
    - Pixels (38:58)
    - Vacation (42:34)
    - Paper Towns (46:48)
    - Self/Less (48:42)
    - Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (51:16)
    - Southpaw (54:15)
  • Will 'Ballers' be the sports version of Entourage? (57:28)
  • The wild Rachel Dolezal saga (62:30)
  • Some USWNT notes (71:02)
  • Matt's going to the US Open (73:32)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Why do people care (or act like they do) about the Triple Crown? (02:25)
  • A suprising NBA Finals so far (04:25)
  • New College Football rules created cause, why not? (17:42)
    - Pushing/Pulling off the pile (17:52)
    - Non-standard facemasks (18:56)
    - 8th official/Ineligible Man downfiel (20:09)
    - Big-12 rule on controversial replays (21:29)
    - Do they adopt the new NFL PAT rule soon? (23:28)
  • How did the May movies perform? (27:35)
    - Avengers: Age of Ultron (27:59)
    - The D Train (29:03)
    - Mad Max: Fury Road (30:32)
    - Tomorrowland (32:59)
    - San Andreas (34:00)
    - Aloha (36:00)
    - Good Kill (38:15)
  • June is wedding month, so we share some stories (41:13)
    - A DJ confrontation (42:17)
    - Laying on of hands by a Catholic priest - no altar boys were harmed (46:41)
    - Pre-ceremony alcohol and a knee-lock (51:43)
    - "We can get you out of here, man." (55:52)
    - Cold feet and a pants soiler (57:42)
    - A groomsman gets eye-gouged (61:35)
    - 'Rode bike to Brian's...tetris...tetris...' (65:01)
    - Dry weddings (70:37)


Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • We touch on Caitlyn Jenner - wait, that sounded wrong (3:28)
  • A breakdown of the last week for FIFA (6:12)
  • Sepp Blatter's best quotes (9:03)
  • What's next for FIFA? Who will run for President and what happens to the 2018/2022 games? (18:40)
  • FA Cup Final and what's next for Arsenal? (25:29)
  • End of school year and prom stories (29:25)
    - The 89/92 prank (30:13)
    - Shrooms and Finals don't go well together (36:12)
    - Scott's Junior Prom (38:40)
    - Senior Prom (43:59)
  • Our biggest fears - irrational or otherwise (48:38)
    - Premature burial (48:44)
    - Heights/falling (51:42)
    - Sharks (54:07)
    - Home invasion (55:13)
    - Home fire (57:58)
  • "Scenario" by A Tribe Called Quest is apparently an "oldie" (58:53)
  • NBA Finals loom (61:31)
  • Craig Ehlo - pain pills and burning clothes (68:44)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Wrapping up the Premier League season with an eye on the FA Cup Final (0:35)
  • Scott still doesn't understand cup competitions (5:05)
  • Top-5 Tom Cruise Movies (most include the patented Tom Cruise sprinting scene)
    - Some also-rans: Edge of Tomorrow, Minority Report, Rain Man, et al (9:26)
    - Born on the 4th of July (15:19)
    - Mission Impossible (18:10)
    - The Firm - and Scott really doesn't like Jeanne Tripplehorn (22:08)
    - Eyes Wide Shut (25:17)
    - The Color of Money (27:26)
    - Top Gun (29:06)
    - Jerry Maguire (34:04)
    - Risky Business (37:14)
    - A Few Good Men (39:08)
  • NBA Playoffs Updates: Dellavadova, LeBron, Harden, Curry's head, and how the Warriors-Cavs match up (44:29)
  • Ranking the best teams in NBA history (via ELO rating) - how high did some of the great non-championship teams rank? (58:15)
  • Player encounters - Vin Baker, Scottie Pippen/Dale Davis, Danny Fortson (69:38)
  • We wish Sepp Blatter good luck on his upcoming election - minutes before all the FIFA arrests occurred (81:04)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Sepp Blatter's long history of corruption at FIFA (0:42)
  • Do any of the candidates have a shot at dethroning him on May 29? (9:10)
  • Would it make sense for countries to boycott the World Cup given this corruption? (12:11)
  • Wrapping up the Premier League season - not much left to decide in relegation and European qualification (13:12)
  • Will Scott Watch It? June Movie Preview (22:23)
    - Entourage (24:01)
    - Jurassic World (28:10)
    - Inside Out (32:16)
    - The Overnight (36:19)
    - American Heist (38:54)
    - Love and Mercy (40:20)
    - Spy (42:59)
    - Dope (45:01)
  • The NBA Playoffs are down to the Conference Finals (48:44)
  • NBA Draft Lottery rewards the Lake Show (60:02)
  • The Russell Wilson contract situation (62:38)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • The Bill Simmons-ESPN saga (0:48)
  • NBA Playoff 2nd Round Checkin (20:37)
  • A review of April movie ratings and box office numbers (31:26)
  • A look at The Americans through season 3 (50:05)
  • We don't really care about Tom Brady and Deflate-gate (71:36)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • The Mayweather-Pacquiao snoozefest (3:39)
  • Notable NFL Draft picks (14:32)
  • Scott is annoyed by the Seahawks draft strategy (23:33)
  • NBA Playoffs: 1st round wrapup; 2nd round matchups; what do the Blazers do next? (33:29)
  • The Jason Whitlock mess (45:02)
  • We review the awesomeness of Breaking Bad Season 1 (51:42)
  • Matt wishes Scott a Happy St. Totteringham's Day and we discuss what he should hope for to close out the season for Spurs (66:23)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Reviewing the NFL Draft: Seahawk needs, where former Ducks and Huskies might go (0:58)
  • Bill Simmons take on Jimmy Graham (28:57)
  • The latest from the NBA Playoffs with a series-by-series check-in (33:10)
  • Matt's woes as a Trailblazer fan continue (45:16)
  • Is LaMarcus Aldridge on his way out of town? (51:38)
  • Scott has glowing reviews for Get Hard (59:30)
  • Top-5 Tom Hanks movies (61:31)
  • We consider coming out of our Boxing watching retirement for Mayweather-Pacquiao this weekend (81:40)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Scott's trip to Mexico - dogs on a plane, trinkets and blow, seasick meds that make you seasick, living like a baller (0:21)
  • Breaking down the latest Star Wars trailer (18:11)
  • Matt discovers an old George Lucas explanation for the "hiding" of Luke Skywalker (23:44)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - May movies (26:07)
  • Scott uses airplane time to catch up on some recent major films (53:38)
  • Gruden QB Camp (61:13)
  • Why do rap groups not really exist anymore? (69:19)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • The Final Four - sans the Championship game, thanks Scott (0:22)
  • Matt goes to the Blazers-Pelicans game and his son gets on the court to slap fives (18:21)
  • It's okay to turn down the offer to do the layup/free throw contest (22:15)
  • A look back at March movie reviews (28:33)
  • A check-in on the Premier League (36:51)
  • A Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul check-in (39:19)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Sweet 16/Elite 8 observations (2:10)
  • Dennis Dodd is an entitled crybaby (11:43)
  • Friday Night Tykes Finale was amazing (17:23)
  • The 20th anniversary of Tommy Boy (34:55)
  • De La Soul's new album drops in the fall - support that shit! (40:24)
  • Mingling of friends and friends with kids (52:43
  • Rehashing the eventful drive to/from Scott's party in 2000 (56:50)
  • Scott's friend, Jeff, has some drunken control issues (60:16)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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Our golf special with guest host, Chris.

  • Raising a promising youth golfer without being overbearing (1:14)
  • Tiger Woods - past, present and some sort of future? (20:43)
  • The Top-5 golf movies ever made (35:04)
  • Adam Scott is returning to the short putter too soon (56:58)
  • A look around the Tour: Rory, DJ, Spieth, Fowler, Matt's man-crush - Villegas, Day, et al (60:53)
  • Picking the winners of the four majors (73:33)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • NCAA Tournament Impressions - Ducks fight and fall, SMU got jobbed and Adidas is crap at making uniforms (0:10)
  • Matt's day at the Tourney in Portland (12:25)
  • D'Angelo Russell is the real deal (15:34)
  • Despite the low attendance, Portland is slated for a MASSIVE 16-team tournament in 2017 (21:29)
  • I Hate Christian Laettner documentary (24:13)
  • The lunacy of the Mars One mission (32:44)
  • Friday Night Tykes Playoffs update (42:00)
  • Top-5 Denzel Washington movies (46:14)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Happy St. Patrick's Day (0:00)
  • Scott's son makes some questionable bracket picks (2:05)
  • Scott and Matt draft NCAA teams - first pick decided by a St Paddy's day movie quiz (4:47)
  • Our picks for the head-to-head competition (14:04)
  • Go Albany over OU - the Peter Hooley story (16:10)
  • Random observations: Georgetown sucks, the Ducks got hosed on their seed, Matt will attend Thursday (25:49)
  • Will Scott Watch It? April movie releases (31:21)

 
Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Wesley Matthews' injury has Matt down in the dumps (0:41)
  • Oklahoma SAE racist cunts (6:12)
  • How does the fraternity system affect people's behavior, judgment and attitude (9:43)
  • Top-5 George Clooney movies (which is harder than you think) (16:53)
  • Friday Night Tykes is in playoff mode and we can't get enough (30:05)
  • NFL trade/free agent frenzy and the curious moves of Chip Kelly (47:01)
  • Jake Locker retires (59:22)

Intro - "In the House" (1994) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Outro - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • Scott continues to jinx Everton and Tottenham equally (0:17)
  • How would relegation and promotion look in NCAA Football? (4:11)
  • Is it realistic in any American professional sports? (10:15)
  • Conferences considering freshman ineligibility are misguided and trying to destroy their own product (16:41)
  • In 2022, you can pass your time in line for Black Friday shopping by watching...the World Cup? (24:10)
  • How'd the February movies pan out? (31:02)
  • Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Ducks making bold moves (38:46)
  • NFL to LA picking up steam (45:09)
  • Of Miracles and Men documentary (48:26)
  • NCAA Basketball season winding down and Matt will be attending day 1 of the tourney in person (50:46)


Intro/Outro - "Flava In Ya Ear" (1994) by Craig Mack

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  • It's our one-year anniversary! (0:22)
  • Vasectomies and Colonoscopies - who's in? (2:38)
  • The sad passing of Blazer icon, Jerome Kersey (14:49)
  • 11th hour madness for the NBA Trade Deadline (19:56)
  • NFL Combine - physical freaks, what it all means and how would we do? (27:57)
  • Byron Jones isn't human (34:42)
  • SNL 40 was true to form - hit and miss (47:14)
  • The best and worst cast members of all time (59:03)
  • John Travolta is an embarrassment (66:32)
  • Friday Night Tykes continues to dominate #Marecus4President (68:19)


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  • Russell Wilson gets blasted by Christians for liking 50 Shades of Grey (2:12)
  • Damian Lillard spits hot shit (3:56)
  • Pete Rock and CL Smooth Android commercial (4:51)
  • NBA Allstar Weekend: Zach LaVine, awkward commentary, how would Scott do in the 3pt contest? (6:48)
  • Will Scott Watch It? (march movie releases) (28:36)
  • January movie critic/audience ratings (43:45)
  • Oxford Dictionary new words from December (50:54)
  • RIP Jerry Tarkanian (56:41)
  • We're not appropriately prepared for the Oscars (57:17)
  • Matt defends himself for ordering chicken at a steak house (62:34)

 
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  • Matt had to put down his cat (0:09)
  • Naming your pet after Craig Mack lyrics (1:20)
  • The Grammys - More old/young collaborations, Kanye being Kanye (4:01)
  • Reviewing the big four award nominees and winners (with a look back to the 80s, 90s and 00s) (10:22)
  • Vernon Adams is a Duck and Matt is cautiously optimistic (20:19)
  • The Eastern Washington AD and coach aren't happy to see him leave (23:23)
  • A creative NBA realignment plan that would boost the playoffs (25:59)
  • Craig Mack v. Flava Flav - who did a better "boyyy!"? (33:23)
  • The Straight Outta Compton trailer looks good (36:06)
  • Scott is considering dumping Everton for Tottenham (39:53)
  • RIP Dean Smith and Ed Sabol (47:05)
  • We re-visit NHL prospects in Seattle and Portland (51:30)


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  • Aston Villa couldn't score in a whorehouse (0:33)
  • Breaking down how it all went wrong for Seattle in the Super Bowl (2:48)
  • Dead kid TV ads (42:17)
  • Matt spends the fourth quarter in the ER (44:35)
  • Friday Night Tykes is back and we can't look away (49:03)
  • Our top-5 Matt Damon movies (58:17)

 
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  • Checking in on Everton (1:16)
  • The latest FA Cup results (4:13)
  • The silliness of Super Bowl Media Day (8:26)
  • Scott is anxious and we make our picks (11:26)
  • Super Bowl Prop Bets (19:09)
  • Our favorite movie and tv show buddies (25:31)
  • Scott's march toward the PBA tour begins with a pedestrian score (63:13)

 
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  • Matt's new iPhone 6 Plus is not small (0:33)
  • The Miracle at Century Link (2:52)
  • Scott's Seahawk euphoria trumps good parenting (20:22)
  • The importance of teams buying into the same concepts (22:14)
  • Will Scott Watch It? - February movie releases (30:46)
  • Some big TV shows are back (55:44)
  • Common - why are you doing furniture game shows? (59:41)

 
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  • Scott consoles a bitter Matt on the heels of the Ducks loss (0:08)
  • We break down what went wrong for Oregon and right for Ohio State (1:04)
  • Will Mariota shock the world and come back? There are some small signs of hope. (9:03)
  • Scott recaps his live Seahawks-Panthers experience and the big win over Carolina (17:31)
  • The Patriots survive against Baltimore (27:58)
  • Dallas gets hosed in Green Bay (30:08)
  • Peyton Manning looks about done as Denver falls to Indianapolis (34:17)
  • Matt sings karaoke, loses his phone, goes for a walk, nearly gets molested and finds a $100 bill (39:54)
  • Robert Swift has fallen on hard times (52:57)

 
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  • Scott is back from Hawaii where he slept poorly and Christmas felt weird (0:30)
  • With a fresh tan, Scott's charmed life continues with a comped ticket to the Seahawks playoff game (10:00)
  • A quick review of the NFL Wildcard games and what's to come this weekend (11:35)
  • Betting on a Cowboys playoff exit (18:41)
  • Andrew Luck's game is great, but his voice is brutal (20:37)
  • Air travel security and baggage woes and overzealous Duck fans (25:01)
  • Rose Bowl Breakdown (29:53)
  • Jameis Winston gets scolded by Jimbo Fisher and then has bizarre post-game comments (35:45)
  • Ohio State shocks Alabama despite some trivial maneuvers to end the game (42:00)
  • Keys for Oregon to win on Monday (45:40)
  • UW needs a QB, Baylor's kicker has regrets and Harbaugh lands in Ann Arbor (49:16)
  • A tribute to Stuart Scott (52:31)

 
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Ty fills in for Scott this week and we did a month-by-month look back at 2014 with a heavy emphasis on sports and death (it's not as bad as it sounds):

  • Sherman and the Seahawks (1:15)
  • The Winter Olympics (10:13)
  • Michael Sam comes out (15:20)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman and Harold Ramis (17:45)
  • The NCAA loosens its grip a bit (22:38)
  • Donald Sterling (28:29)
  • Johnny Manziel (31:10)
  • 50 Cent's Opening Pitch (33:45)
  • Luis Suarez and the World Cup (39:17)
  • Tony Gwynn and Ty's stature (40:42)
  • LeBron returns to Cleveland (45:45)
  • Josh Shaw demonstrates how NOT to lie (47:23)
  • Robin Williams (51:44)
  • Ray Rice and Roger Goodell (55:07)
  • Joan Rivers (58:24)
  • Jeter retires (60:15)
  • Bumgarner and the Giants end the Royals' magic run (63:56)
  • Bill Cosby is NO Cliff Huxtable (66:12)
  • Mariota's Heisman (71:00)

 
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  • Santa is a stalker, the Elf on the Shelf is a snitch (0:26)
  • When did you find out the truth about Santa? When do you tell your kids? (5:54)
  • Opening presents - Christmas Eve or Morning? (12:34)
  • On a related note, what's your Tooth Fairy policy? (14:50)
  • The Xmas morning anti-climactic camera set-up before anything can be opened (17:57)
  • The all-time best (and worst) play-by-play and color commentators in sports (20:29)
  • What professional sport could we have played if we put in the work? (55:04)


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  • Matt is angered by the doctor-to-pharmacy prescription drug exchange
  • The latest in college football coaching changes
  • Marcus Mariota - the Heisman, the speech, the whirlwind tour of shy awkwardness
  • Mariota's pro prospects and likely destinations
  • Will Scott Watch It? - January movie release preview
  • How far has Matt made it through Breaking Bad?


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  • Diddy punches Drake, earns our respect
  • Tis the season for Christmas in Hollis
  • What am I supposed to do with this Bill Cosby 'Fatherhood' book I got from my dad?
  • Division III coach takes out frustrations on Chip Kelly
  • Did the College Football Committee get it right or did they simply hose smaller programs in the Big 12?
  • Art Briles would like a word ... with whomever will listen.
  • Apparently Nick Saban hasn't seen Marcus Mariota play
  • The Riley to Nebraska shocker and where does OSU go next? (note: Gary Andersen was hired hours after our show)
  • McElwain to Florida, but who wants the Michigan job?
  • A look at the NFL playoff picture
  • John Wall's touching tribute and interview


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  • The Battle for the Bones will never happen again
  • A look at the college football conference championship games and playoff scenarios
  • We love talking about Marcus Mariota
  • Ray Rice wins his appeal, but is any team actually going to sign him?
  • RG3's regression leads to a benching
  • Star Wars Trailers are dope
  • Evaluating the two trilogies and what's to come
  • Remembering the Star Wars toys we had as kids and the sticker shock of today's gear
  • Holiday letters are wack - especially when written from the perspective of the family dog
  • Anxiety-inducing dreams
  • Shia LaBeouf - a silent interview and a performance art exhibit rape?
  • Who's a bigger douche - Shia LaBeouf, Justin Bieber or Drake?


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  • Drinking 40 ouncers
  • Matt recalls an altercation in Pullman, Washington
  • Our favorite College Footall rivalry games, names, trophies and traditions
  • Breaking down the contenders for the College Football Playoff and their remaining hurdles
  • Oxford Dictionary's word/term additions in Q3
  • What NBA team would you pick if you were in a market without a club?
  • Giving thanks and wishing you and yours a good holiday


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  • Matt's bizarre cab ride in Arizona
  • Examining the "deep thoughts" of Willow and Jaden Smith
  • 2014 Oxford Dictionary Words of the Year
  • Will Scott Watch It? - December release movies (a weak holiday lineup)
  • Biopics/documentaries vs. original film ideas
  • Scott recalls an encounter with Steve Scheffler


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  • Guest Host: Ty
  • Matt talks golf trips (and how some places might be too accommodating)
  • A review of baseball movies with the most notable scenes from each
  • Ty explains gripes over tradition from some members of the Washington Huskies' fanbase
  • Oregon's anti-tradition, pro-innovation approach and how it's paid dividends
  • The new normal for social interaction in the technological age


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  • Scott recounts his Halloween as Tiger Woods
  • Going as Wolverine is a bad idea if you have worms
  • Matt cracks on Craig's List 'hall monitors'
  • Laquon Treadwell's horrific injury and the questionable Auburn newspaper coverage
  • Examining the latest CFP rankings and big games this weekend
  • Scott schools Matt on his favorite TV shows of the 21st century while Matt reveals he's been living under a rock


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  • The perfect recessional song for a wedding
  • Scott goes OCD on his Halloween costume prep
  • Halloween traditions: stealing pumpkins and women-induced party scuffles
  • Trying to make sense of the College Football Playoff Committee ranking process
  • Big games this weekend that will reshuffle the new top-25
  • We pick NBA playoff teams, as well as division, conference and league champions
  • With a heavy hip hop lean for both, Scott and Matt discuss their other musical interests


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  • Notre Dame didn't get jobbed at Florida State
  • Oregon runs the streak to 11 vs. Washington
  • Where both teams go from here
  • The Rams go Madden playcalling on the Seahawks to clinch it
  • Evaluating the Percy Harvin situation and why he was moved
  • Will Scott Watch It? - November Movie Releases
  • Rating the 'Vacation' movies
  • Bob Newhart is funny as


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  • Matt goes to doctor for Strep and comes out with bionic ears
  • Mora has a tender moment with his 'little son'
  • It's Oregon-Washington week!
  • The rivalry, The Pick, retro jerseys and how the teams match up
  • We review Grantland's piece on the top 10 sports movie villains and discuss some clear omissions
  • How would NBA teams look if they could only use homegrown players? (don't worry, Seattle is included)
  • Scott and Matt ponder where else they might have gone to college and where in the US/World they would consider living


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  • Upset Saturday in College Football
  • A sullen Matt discusses Oregon/Arizona
  • Excessive Celebration is a really stupid rule
  • NBA triples up on TV money
  • How will it affect expansion, the salary cap and player contracts
  • Scott and Matt try to predict the Vegas over/under win totals for all NBA teams
  • Dubious Newsmakers: student/teacher threesome, eating your girlfriend, banging your dog
  • Twin Peaks is coming back and we're not sure why


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  • Inappropriate lack of modesty in the locker room
  • The Brady Hoke/Michigan mess
  • Will Jim Harbaugh go back to college?
  • Kansas fires Charlie Weiss - maybe Friedgen is next fat man up
  • Bill Simmons taunts ESPN and gets suspended
  • Given his popularity and pull, does Simmons leave for another gig or re-up with the controlling network?
  • Athletes and Entertainers LOVE to thank the Lord
  • What drives the heavy religious presence in sports (and other industries)?
  • Kindergarten romance and the awkwardness of youth sports


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  • Roger Goodell talks loud and says nothing in his press conference
  • Jameis Winston suits up for some reason
  • Last week's picks and this week's predictions: OSU/USC, STAN/WASH, ARK/A&M, GB/CHI, PHI/SF, NE/KC
  • Matt caught a bit of the Saved by the Bell Unauthorized Story on Lifetime
  • New segment: 'Will Scott Watch It' (October Movie Releases)
  • Tony Stewart might get away with vehicular homicide


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  • Guest Host: Ty
  • The Miss America Pageant is much-watch TV
  • Kathy Ireland is 51!
  • Talent competition: ventriloquism and singing with cups
  • The questions they get sound like they are coming from a Presidential debate moderator
  • NFL's Hell Week - Rice, Hardy, Peterson, OH MY!
  • The two versions of the 12th Man
  • Our latest observations on the NFL and College Football
  • Ty provides his personal state of the union on UW football
  • The legend of Jerry Neuheisel
  • Ty's past sports anchor glory
  • Last week's picks reviewed
  • Picks for the coming weekend: FSU/Clemson, Florida/Alabama, Utah/Michigan, Dallas/St. Louis, Denver/Seattle and Washington/Philadelphia
  • Jameis Winston "f**ks her right in the p***y"
  • We're VERY happy that Facebook and Twitter weren't around when we were in college
  • Ty struggles with NFL geography
  • PGA seasons ends
  • Ryder Cup thoughts


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  • Guest Host: Lane
  • Ray Rice is not a nice man and the NFL front office is a mess
  • Antonio Brown thought he was in Karate class
  • College Football's theme this year: mediocrity and parity
  • The Ducks sputter, then slam Michigan State
  • Reviewing last week's picks and making picks for this week (SEA/SD, CHI/SF, PHI/IND, UGA/SCAR, TENN/OU, UCLA/TEX)
  • It's our Back to School special where Lane and I recall schoolhood memories from the embarrassing (HairCon) to the glorious (A Fly Girl)
  • We go through a bunch of our favorite and least favorite school-related movies of all time


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  • We discuss the Hollywood photo leak without really understanding what 4chan is
  • College football is back and some powerhouses thought it was their spring game
  • The PAC-12 had some highlights and plenty of lowlights in week 1
  • Matt's Duck anxiety is in full motion
  • Pros and Cons of college football v. the NFL
  • Matt rehashes a disagreement with Warren Moon
  • NFL Preview with division-by-division predictions
  • We review last week's picks and make our calls for this week
  • Scott will miss next week so he shares an embarrassing school story for next episode's 'back to school' special


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  • Matt's return to the NFL is tarnished by Sam Bradford's injury
  • We breakdown the Arsenal-Everton draw from the weekend
  • What do our clubs need to improve (and cover injuries)?
  • Diego Costa's eyes might be too close together
  • Is it fair for the CFB playoff committee to drop a team due to a key injury?
  • We preview the Pac-12, team-by-team, and pick division and conference winners
  • We hoped Josh Shaw was telling the truth - he wasn't
  • Our weekly game picks: Florida St/Oklahoma St, Clemson/Georgia, Auburn/Arkansas, Wisconsin/LSU, Miami/Louisville


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  • Matt and Scott turned 40 this past week - goddamnit
  • Scott experiences the early morning wakeup call of following the Premier League
  • Early impressions of the top English clubs
  • From Microsoft to the NBA, Steve Ballmer is still an awkward dork
  • Matt and Scott review their predictions on Vegas over/under odds for wins in the NFL and five major college football conferences
  • We break down the ACC, Big 10, Big 12 and SEC in more detail and pick division and conference winners


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  • Scott is back from his trip to see Tony Stewart race
  • The Kevin Love trade and its effect on the Eastern playoff race
  • We rehash the Paul George injury and Scott talks about his brittle friend
  • Durant and USA Basketball - is there value in national teams or do they just hinder clubs?
  • The Premier league starts Saturday and Scott has picked his club!
  • We break down our picks for the top of the table
  • The aftershocks of College Football's Big 5 Autonomy and the O'Bannon verdict


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  • Special Guest Host - Lane
  • Paul George reminds us of other grotesque injuries in history
  • Matt is also reminded of the time his femur was broken by Lane
  • Brotherhood breeds contempt and rivalry, but also cameraderie
  • Lane and Matt's early fighting careers
  • Older brother v. younger brother mentality
  • What we expect from Star Wars 7
  • Most loved and hated Star Wars characters poll
  • Rolling the dice on a grade in school
  • Facebook's total disregard of people's privacy
  • Lane picks his Premiership club


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  • Speical Guest Host - Ty
  • Why can't we fully commit to the MLS and is it getting better?
  • Does the league do itself a disservice by naming its teams in a European style?
  • Is US Soccer lacking the athletes or the right mentality to compete at the world level?
  • NBA Expansion to Seattle (and Louisville)
  • We try to climb inside the crazy head of Stephen A. Smith
  • The Marshawn Lynch holdout and what the Seahawks should do
  • The cheapened value of the NFL running back role
  • The NFL Players Union has done an awful job of protecting its players' earning potential
  • Matt can't dodge the Seth Myers comparison
  • Lynch's mom protects her baby
  • Our audio accidentally cuts out (SORRY!)


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  • Special Guest Host - Lane (Matt's brother)
  • Lane explains the sports anger management issues of his youth
  • The price and reward of being a dedicated fan - is it worth it?
  • Do sports serve a valuable purpose or are they a detriment to the world psyche?
  • Lane discusses the Tour de France and how it inspired him to start his own randonneuring career
  • Parallels between Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods
  • Is it intriguing or boring when an athlete completely dominates a sport?
  • How the remote control - and then the DVR - changed how we watch sports and TV in general
  • The Kirk Gibson incident
  • How the DVR has warped Matt's reality (why can't I rewind this conversation?)


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  • Matt attends The Opening at Nike
  • Blake Barnett's dad is a very engaged parent
  • Hilarious family quotes from the sidelines
  • Germany caps off a near-flawless tournament
  • The post-match German WAGs show was splendid
  • Manchester United get an insane kit deal with Adidas
  • Matt presents Scott with options for his English Premier League team selection (who is already out?)
  • LeBron's move home kicks off a flurry of NBA free agent activity
  • How do these moves shift the balance of power in the Eastern Conference?
  • Analyzing the Blazers MASSIVE signings
  • Matt recalls a meeting with Joe Buck in 2006 where he unintentionally consoled him


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  • The average American eats a TON of hot dogs every year
  • Germany makes Brazilian women and children cry
  • Matt makes Scott sick to his stomach with D&D memories from their youth
  • Our history of fantasy sports participation
  • How fantasy sports impacts people's daily lives and its effect on sports fandom
  • Seinfeld premiered 25 years ago this month
  • Snobby Scott walks through the golden years of the show and when it turned for the worse
  • The show's format and influence on modern day programs
  • Matt is going to check out The Opening at Nike this week


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  • Serena looking woozy at Wimbledon
  • Drake's ESPYs intro video won't be nearly as good as 2003: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m6g8DY9vRY 
  • Soccer haters gonna hate
  • Luis Suarez ban and shifting comments
  • World Cup Round of 16 - tighter matches with back-loaded excitement
  • Tim Howard does his job, others don't as US exits
  • What to expect from the quarterfinal round?
  • A quick check-in on the NBA as free agency is underway and that apparently includes coaches
  • We walk through the best and worst war movies of all time - somewhat chronologically


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  • Congrats to Michelle Wie and her odd putting stroke
  • The oral fixation of Luis Suarez
  • Matt can relate with preschool biting woes for his son
  • Winding down the World Cup group stage (some surprise teams in and out)
  • An early look at how the knockout round is shaping up
  • How injuries are affecting the NBA Draft
  • Where will Melo, LeBron, Love, et al end up?
  • Who should Scott pick as his EPL team for this upcoming season?
  • Why are they making an NWA movie now?  (and why isn't it a documentary?)
  • We love Stitcher!


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  • RIP Tony Gwynn
  • Happy Birthday Tupac
  • World Cup goal fest
  • Netherlands, Costa Rica, Germany and Italy impress
  • Spain, England, Uruguay and Portugal disappoint
  • Can the US improve in time to shut down Ronaldo?
  • Why players dive and how to fix the issue
  • How Matt's soccer career abruptly ended due to a hamstring
  • What the Trailblazers need to improve next year (and what's even possible)?
  • A look ahead to the NBA Draft and top propects
  • Donald Sterling's private eyes - they're watching you! (owners beware)


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  • Ghanaian witch doctor puts curse on Cristiano Ronaldo
  • World Cup Eliminator predicts winner
  • Best and worst movies of 1984
  • NBA Finals update
  • Will Melo join LeBron in Miami?
  • Matt and Scott swap stories about their first drinking experiences


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  • 50 Cent explains that excessive masturbation is bad for your pitching arm
  • World Cup kit review - who looks the best?
  • Group stage preview and 'expert' picks
  • Did Ballmer's purchase of the Clippers doom Seattle's chances of getting the NBA back?
  • Will the NHL end up in Seattle or Portland?
  • NBA Playoff update
  • Whose wardrobe is worse?  Wade, Westbrook or Matt?
  • The importance of emphasis placement and hyphenation - the "Hands-on Children Museum"
  • How would you budget your all-time NBA lineup?


Intro/Outro: "D'Evils 2008 Instrumental {Talib Kweli}" by 6th Sense is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

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  • 50 Cent was sick the day they taught baseball in school
  • Matt explains the Champions League to Scott
  • The USMNT roster and Donovan's omission
  • Is the rise of MLS ruining the US National team?
  • Point Godzilla leads OKC back into the series, Miami looks to close out Indy
  • Scott and Matt discuss big moments in their personal basketball careers


Intro/Outro: "D'Evils 2008 Instrumental {Talib Kweli}" by 6th Sense is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

Direct download: reasons_ep14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47am PDT
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  • Gus Johnson probably shouldn't call soccer matches
  • Biggie Smalls would have turned 42 this week
  • Ready to Die was phenomenal
  • A review of the most notable football movies ever made - good, bad and ugly
  • Willie Beamen and Rod Tidwell were great
  • Vince Vaughn as a 6'5 white running back?
  • Football quiz question stumps Scott


Intro: "D'Evils 2008 Instrumental {Talib Kweli}" by 6th Sense.
Outro: "Unbelievable" by The Notorious B.I.G. and DJ Premier.

Direct download: reasons_ep13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59am PDT
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  • Donald Sterling's "I'm not a racist" media tour
  • Movie Review: Looking back at 1994's best and worst flicks
  • Interesting picks from the NFL draft
  • How did the NFC West teams improve?
  • NBA Playoffs: Heat/Spurs on a collision course, Indy/OKC perplexing
  • Who are the best NBA teams from the last 25 years to NOT win the title?

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 1:10am PDT
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  • A listener needs our help
  • Durant's MVP speech
  • NBA playoff updates (conference quarterfinal wrapup, semifinal preview)
  • Should Clowney go first in the NFL draft?
  • Where will the top QB and WR prospects land?
  • Why is Around the Horn still on the air?


Intro/Outro: "D'Evils 2008 Instrumental {Talib Kweli}" by 6th Sense is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08am PDT
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  • Presto the Magician delivered
  • Did you know Donald Sterling is a racist?
  • Will he appeal, go away or die any time soon?
  • We miss Jack Ramsay already (stay healthy, Hubie Brown)
  • A wide open NBA playoffs where seeds barely matter
  • Blazers/Rockets series has been fantastic
  • Gruden's QB Camp is awesome


Intro: "D'Evils 2008 Instrumental {Talib Kweli}" by 6th Sense.
Outro: "It Takes Two" by DJ E-Z Rock & Rob Base.

Direct download: reasons_ep10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35am PDT
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  • Early NBA playoff observations
  • Blazers/Rockets review
  • Mark Emmert is nuts
  • Awesome #AskEmmert tweets
  • Pac-12 football non-conference games
  • The best (and worst) basketball movies ever made
  • Scott loves buddy pics
  • Presto and kids birthday parties


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Category:general -- posted at: 1:41am PDT
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  • NCAA decides to fully feed athletes (how sweet of them)
  • What will they offer next?
  • Is the NCAA football playoff (and selection committee) the right solution?
  • If you expand the playoff, how should it work? (and is it the end of bowl games?)
  • NBA Playoff Preview (made partially irrelevant by last-minute seed changes)
  • Scott and Matt's picks for winners and most intriguing matchups (LeBron won't be pleased)
  • What was your favorite playoff series/run from the past?


Intro/Outro: "D'Evils 2008 Instrumental {Talib Kweli}" by 6th Sense is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm PDT
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  • Final Four recap
  • Homer TV feeds
  • The Bigger Dance (of sexual objectification)
  • How would you start building your NBA roster?
  • Team Fighting Championship - our new favorite sport
  • Letterman is retiring
  • Are late night talk shows way past their prime?


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Direct download: reasons_ep7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm PDT
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  • Baseball combats dead air and pleases retirees
  • Scott's basketball career may be over
  • Great regionals, intriguing Final Four
  • Matt gets bullied in high school golf
  • Is golf interesting beyond Tiger?
  • Quiz: Top white NBA scorers the past 35 years
  • DeSean Jackson situation
  • Phil Mushnick is a cranky, old prick
  • Outlaws dominate 'Friday Night Tykes' from start to finish
  • Dave Chappelle is back (fingers crossed)
  • James Lipton is old


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Direct download: reasons_ep6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am PDT
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  • NCAA Tournament opening weekend recap
  • Regional final "expert picks"
  • Craig Sager is wack
  • White people, NCAA don't want to pay players
  • Baseball - worse than the sum of all its parts
  • The magic of Wiffle ball
  • When will you die? Check your watch
  • Wu-Tang reunion a bad idea
  • 20 most-followed tweeters is a sad list

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:58pm PDT
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Topics:

  • NCAA bracket scoring/format variety
  • Our picks/tourney preview
  • Do you still dig "One Shining Moment"?
  • This highlight video is better
  • Best college football coaching gigs
  • Golden Tate - just go away
  • Best college courses: The Story of English; Philosophy of Sports
  • Double master blaster or dutch rudder?


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Direct download: reasons_ep4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43am PDT
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Topics:

  • Aggressive spectators
  • Should I have tackled James Rodgers?
  • When sports fanaticism smells like overprotective parenting
  • NFL free agency and guaranteed contracts
  • Sports jobs - dream come true or harsh reality?
  • What's wrong with college basketball
  • Will you let your kid play football?
  • Unbelieberable

 
Intro/Outro: "D'Evils 2008 Instrumental {Talib Kweli}" by 6th Sense is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

Direct download: reasons_ep3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm PDT
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Topics:

  • Take Your Child to a Basketball Game
  • Importing the Spanish National Team into One NBA Roster
  • Do PEDs Really Matter?
  • Not So Fast, Nick Saban!
  • Does Kaepernick Deserve 20 Million?
  • How Fast Can You Throw a Football?
  • Adult-Onset Crushes
  • Ranking the Pixar Catalogue
  • Alright, Alright, Alright...Wooderson Wins an Oscar

 
Intro/Outro: "D'Evils 2008 Instrumental {Talib Kweli}" by 6th Sense is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

Direct download: reasons_ep2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm PDT
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Topics:

  • Seahawk SuperBowl romp
  • Friday Night Tykes - a beautiful trainwreck
  • Winter Olympics a glorified snow day?
  • The confusing NBA Dunk Contest
  • Should DMX be allowed to piss on George Zimmerman (or worse)?
  • Richie "not so" Incognito
  • Geriatric Grammys where Daft Punk brings the house down by pushing play on their iPhone
  • Staring into your own eyes during sex (thanks Google Glass)

 
Intro/Outro: "D'Evils 2008 Instrumental {Talib Kweli}" by 6th Sense is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm PDT
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