Episode 10: Because The NCAA Cares

A tragedy occurred at Baylor.  A new lawsuit alleges there were 52 sexual assaults by Baylor football players from 2011 to 2014.  The Baylor coaching staff and university officials allegedly ignored the allegations when brought to there attention, or worse, tried to convince victims to leave the university or accept free tuition for being silent. Currently, the NCAA penalty is limited to loss of TV revenue. This is what happens when Penn State gets away with covering up Sandusky's crimes.  There is a problem going on in America on college campuses and football program heads are feeding it by looking the other way when assaults occur. 

This week's episode also recaps the Super Bowl, the Cavs acquisition of Derrick Williams, the Browns recent roster moves and Charles Oakley getting thrown out of Madison Square Garden. 

Episode 9: I Am Not a Role Model

Charles Barkley has always been an ass. In this episode of Sports, Society and Spirits T.J. and Scott trash Chuck for taking cheap shots at Lebron James. We also talk about the Cavs problems, and how J.R. Smith is the key to solving everything, as the Cavs miss his perimeter defense. We also both predict the Falcons win the Superbowl. 

In the society portion of the show we discuss the Trump's immigration policy, and Carolyn Bryant admitting she lied about Emmet Till, which led to the murder of Till, then a 14 year old in 1955. We revisit events in our recent past and discuss how we tend to sanitize or ignore the deplorable occurrences of not only our distant, but relatively recent past. 

Episode 8: Aaron Rodgers is a Wizard

Aaron Rodgers is not human. No way, no how. When he is at his best no one in the game has played the quarterback position at the level he does. In this week's episode T.J. and Scott breakdown round 2 of the NFL playoffs, make some predictions for the conference title game, as well as discussing the end of UFC Legend B.J. Penn's career. We also hit a little bit on the Cavs Warriors matchup, which at the time of recording on Monday had not yet been played. Yes, I still think that game has more importance to fans than players. 

In the society portion of the show we discuss Trump's impending inauguration and his twitter feud with Georgia Representative John Lewis. 

Episode 6: Bleeping 2016 is Over

The Indians lost game 7, The Buckeyes lost, the Browns went 1-15, Rosey looked like an amateur against a pro, Mariah Carey was a train wreck on New Years Eve. 2016 seemed to just rocket toward disaster at the end, but it is over now. In this week's episode Scott and T.J. breakdown the Buckeyes loss, where the Browns go from here, where does Rousey go with her career, and in the society portion of the show we discuss the ever evolving social media impact on our lives. 

 

Please note this was recorded before the Buckeye coaching staff shakeup, which we feel was an excellent move. 

Episode 5: Hail Dolans!

Yes, Hail Dolan's. Cheap asses no more, the Dolan's have opened up the bank vault and signed Edwin Encarnacion.  In this week's episode of Sports, Society and Spirits T.J. and Scott talk about the impact of E.E. for the Tribe, what Ohio State needs to do in order to beat Clemson, break down Cavs vs Warriors on Christmas day (Warriors blew a 14 point lead, it is what they do) and, the dreaded bane of sports talk, Browns draft. 

In the Society portion of the show, we discuss Donald Trump's public support for Israel, Obama finally growing a set and being hawkish, and ask the question, almost two months after winning the election what might Trump's foreign and domestic policy look like.  

Oh, and Scott is team Trubisky with the 1st overall pick. 

Episode 4: Parades Are For Winners

Cleveland Browns fans are planning a parade if the team goes 0 and 16, and Scott and T.J. think this is a horrible idea that not only insults the team, but the city.  Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey are sitting out bowl games, and it is the right decision for the player, but a terrible for the NCAA and the media which covers it. Finally, we wrap with a discussion of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton fighting on twitter, China stealing a drone, Trump calling Tawain, will Donald be a two term president and a shout out to our favorite conspiracy loving former science teacher...SCIENCE!

Episode 3: Michigan Still Sucks

Yep, it is 2:30, December 5th, and Michigan still sucks, even with Harbaugh.  In this week's episode T.J. and I discuss the Ohio State/Michigan game, make predictions on the college football playoff, break down why the selection committee got it right. and remind everyone not to worry that Cavs are struggling in early December.  In the final part of the show we discuss the death of Fidel Castro, Obama's participation trophy worthy noncommittal statement and the truth that Castro was a tyrannical, oppressive who killed or exiled anyone who did not think the way he did.  

Sports, Society and Spirits - Episode 2: The Browns Still Suck in Trump's America

In episode two of Sports, Society and Spirits T.J. and Scott discuss the Ohio State Buckeyes' playoff chances including a breakdown of The Game upcoming against that unmentionable school up north Saturday. Episode two also touches on the abomination that is the Cleveland Browns as well as touching on the election of Donald Trump and what this does and does not say about the state of America's society.  Scott may or may not rant on Hadrian's Wall for just a few minutes longer than he should, blame T.J. for comparing America to Rome.

 

***There are some audio issues in the back part of this recording that I was unable to eliminate with editing. I am uncertain what is causing this and hope to have this resolved before any more podcast streams are recorded. My apologies, it will be resolved as soon as I isolate the cause. ***