4/19/18 - Brady & Belichick, Washington's Playoff Woes and LeBron as Compared to Jordan

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Does it really matter if Tom Brady and Bill Belichick get along for the Patriots to succeed? Are the Wizards and Capitals already finished in the playoffs? How good a draft prospect is quarterback Lamar Jackson? Should LeBron James ever be compared to Michael Jordan?

These are among the litany of topics that sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek dive into on this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast.

What were the best things each of the guys saw over the last week in the world of sports? Plus, an upcoming special guest is revealed. 

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4/11/18 - NBA playoffs predictions, Colin's WrestleMania trip, RGIII and the Masters

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With the NBA playoffs about to start, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek discuss the Wizards chances and guess who will be left standing at the end. Can they envision The Finals without the Warriors or the Cavs? Who should be considered the favorite? Who does Colin call “a human tube of Bengay?”

 

Plus, Colin’s trip to New Orleans and his experience at WrestleMania is discussed in great detail. RG3 is already holding press conferences with the Ravens, and the Masters crowns a new and feisty champion who could help create more interest in the sport.

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4/4/18 - RGIII to the Ravens?!?, Keys pitcher Branden Kline, Tiger, Lebron and WrestleMania

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Shortly before this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast was recorded, news broke that the Ravens were going to sign quarterback Robert Griffin III. Sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek wonder what the team could be thinking by bringing on such a high-profile back-up who has severely underperformed in recent seasons.

The guys also talk about Branden Kline’s return to the Frederick Keys, the first week of the season for the Orioles and Nationals, Tiger Woods’ chances at the Masters and the constant drama swirling around LeBron James.

Plus, there is talk of doppelgangers, celebrity appearances and steel-cage matches. And that has nothing to do with WrestleMania, which Colin will be attending in New Orleans this weekend.

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3/27/18 - Greg's had enough of Sister Jean in the NCAA Tournament (but the rest of us haven't), plus Wall's return and O's Opening Day

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With a lack of star power in this year’s NCAA tournament — outside of a 98-year-old nun — sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek discuss whether Loyola-Chicago’s Cinderella run will generate more interest in the Final Four?

 

Also, what will John Wall’s return mean for the Wizards? Can the Nationals finally maximize their talent and win a championship? How do the guys feel about the Orioles' chances and Opening Day in general? Plus, are the New York Giants crazy for possibly trading Odell Beckham?

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3/22/18 - UMBC's epic win, the first two rounds thus far, NFL draft and NBA playoffs

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In the wake of UMBC’s epic victory over Virginia in the NCAA tournament, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek share their thoughts and feelings about one of the biggest upsets in college basketball history, including personal connections to the story.

They also discuss their overall impressions of the tournament through the first two rounds, as well NFL draft news and rule changes and the NBA playoff outlook.

 

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3/13/18 - NFL Postseason Moves, NCAA Selection Show, Brackets and Tiger Woods

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With NFL free agency in full swing and March Madness about to get underway, there is a lot to discuss on this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast.

Sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek explain why Kirk Cousins signing with the Vikings make a lot of sense, as part of their discussion about the flurry of activity around the league. They also share their feelings on the brackets, the Selection Show and Tiger Woods’ return to relevance on the PGA Tour.

Plus, Josh shares a passage from a biography about Olympian Jesse Owens that would blow up the Internet and social media if it happened today.

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3/7/18 - Kobe's Oscar, Kirk Cousins' future, March Madness and more

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In this episode, Just Another Sports Podcast partially turns into Just Another Movie Podcast, as sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek share their feelings on the Oscars and other films of interest. There is a sports component to the segment, as the guys begin by discussing Kobe Bryant’s Oscar victory. How deserving was he?

When the subject turns exclusively to sports, the guys talk about the most logical landing spots for Kirk Cousins, the Seattle Seahawks entering rebuilding mode, March Madness and the NCAA tournament Selection Show and the Rockets chances of taking down the Warriors in the NBA playoffs. Plus, what does Josh care about? How short is Greg’s attention span?

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2/27/18 - FBI Investigation of NCAA Basketeball, Paying College Players, Olympics Roundup, John Wall and Blake Bortles

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With the FBI bearing down on big-time college basketball, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek discuss possible changes the NCAA should make to the current system. Do the rules need to be modernized or relaxed? Should the players be compensated? Is any of this widespread corruption influencing your enjoyment of the games?

Also, the guys offer their final thoughts on the Winter Olympics, including The United States’ first gold medal in curling. With so many highly accomplished teenagers competing and winning at the Games, the guys reminisce about what their teenage years were like. Greg talks about his short-lived glory at a basketball camp, as well as a well-known former neighbor.

Plus, what will the Wizards look like when John Wall returns? Did Blake Bortles get overpaid by the Jaguars?

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2/22/18 - Greg's bitten by the Olympic bug, Fergie’s Anthem, Potential MLB/NFL trades

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On this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast, host Greg Swatek reveals that he has been bitten by the Olympic bug. He discusses the Pyeongchang Games with sports editor Josh Smith and features editor Colin McGuire, including a segment where they open “Medusa’s Box” to find out which Winter Olympic event would kill them if they attempted it.

The guys also provide their critiques of Fergie’s rendition of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game. They delve into what will happen with Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, and talk more about Kirk Cousins’ potential destination. Plus, Josh tells everyone about a complicated technical problem he helped Greg fix.

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2/14/18 - Winter Olympics (in which sports could the guys compete?), Colts stood up and NBA Trades

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With the Winter Olympics in full swing in South Korea, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek discuss their early impressions of the games. How much are they watching? What are they enjoying the most? How many of the sports could they actually do, even on far less than a world-class level?

Before the NFL season gets too far away, they guys discuss Josh McDaniels standing up the Colts at the last-possible moment to stay with the Patriots. What does it say about Bill Belichick’s future with the team?

Plus, the NBA trade deadline and All-Star weekend are discussed. How much better did the Cavs get with the moves that they made?

2/6/18 - Super Bowl, Foles' Future, Wizards' Wins Without Wall, Etc.

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On this week’s episode, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek talk about why the Wizards are playing so well without John Wall, as Colin professed they would.

The guys also dive extensively into Super Bowl 52. How good were Nick Foles and the Eagles? How bad were the defenses? Why wasn’t Malcolm Butler playing for the Patriots? Would the Eagles be willing to trade Foles? What about the commercials and the halftime show?

Also, there is the weekly discussion about LeBron James and the Cavaliers’ dysfunction. An intriguing destination for Kirk Cousins is discussed. Colin attends the Maryland-Wisconsin college basketball game and a few remarks are offered on a extraordinarily influential figure in Frederick County sports, Urbana’s Chuck Nichols, upon his retirement from coaching.

01/31/18 - Wizards/Wall Injury, Super Bowl, Brady, Federer

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Can the Wizards season be saved now that star point guard John Wall will miss 6-8 weeks? Should Tom Brady retire if he wins the Super Bowl? These are among the questions taken on this week by sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and sports writer Greg Swatek.

The guys also offer their Super Bowl predictions, discuss the Facebook documentary about Brady’s life as well as the greatness of Roger Federer. Who else can have such a model life and be so exceedingly likable?

Plus, Colin pulls off his Best Man duties, and Josh goes head-to-head with a deck of cards and prevails.

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1/25/18 - Patriots, Super Bowl, Cavs struggles

On this week’s episode, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and sports reporter Greg Swatek debate whether the Patriots’ dynasty is hurting overall interest in the NFL season. The guys discuss the upcoming Super Bowl. Do the Eagles have a chance? Will the Patriots be back together next season?

On the NBA front, how strange was LeBron James’ self-congratulatory Instagram post? What’s wrong with the Cavaliers? And why do the Wizards have hurt feelings after a team meeting?

Plus, a new fitness challenged is discussed and Colin prepares to be the Best Man at his brother’s wedding.

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1/15/18 - Vikings miracle win, Eagles over Steelers and Wizards playoff hopes

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On this week’s episode, FNP sports editor and longtime Minnesota Vikings fan Josh Smith reacts to his team’s miraculous victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFL Divisional playoffs. How was he feeling as a once-commanding lead disappeared and then as an improbable final play saved their season? Does he have any more confidence the Vikings will beat the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend to reach a Super Bowl in their home stadium?

Josh, FNP sports reporter Greg Swatek and features editor Colin McGuire discuss the rest of the NFL playoff weekend, particularly the Jacksonville Jaguars surprising win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Can the Jags keep their improbable run going and upset New England to go to the Super Bowl?

Plus, do the Wizards need to make a move to have a chance in the NBA playoffs? And Greg goes to cinema school with his review of When Harry Met Sally.

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1/9/18 - Alabama v Georgia, NFL Playoffs, NBA, Etc.

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There were no shortage of topics on Episode 2 of Just Another Sports Podcast. Sports editor Josh Smith, sports writer Greg Swatek and features editor Colin McGuire talk about Alabama’s overtime victory in the national championship game and the remarkable emergence of freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

The opening weekend of the NFL playoffs are discussed at length, including the handling of Cam Newton’s injury in the Panthers Saints-Game, as well as NBA coaches taking on both LaVar Ball and ESPN to stand up for a colleague, Lakers coach Luke Walton.

Plus, Colin gets an ab workout in and lives to tell the tale, somehow.

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1/02/18 NFL Playoffs, Wizards and College Basketball

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In their first episode under a new name, sports editor Josh Smith, sports writer Greg Swatek and features editor Colin McGuire talk about the wild finishes to the Bengals-Ravens game and the Rose Bowl. Where do the Ravens go from here after missing the playoffs for the third consecutive year and what is Baker Mayfield’s NFL draft stock?

They also talk about the first weekend of the NFL playoffs, the up-and-down nature of the Wizards, and college basketball, including the early struggles for Mount St. Mary’s in conference play. Plus, Josh has some New Year’s presents for Colin.

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Just Another Sports Podcast - Introduction

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Join Greg Swatek, Josh Smith and Colin McGuire for a weekly discussion of all things sports —  with some pop culture and other topics of interest sprinkled in — between three guys who don’t take themselves too seriously and are just as likely to make fun of themselves than someone or something else.

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