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The only Cubs podcast you're ever going to need. The morons from Desipio.com and Hire Jim Essian are back at it again. Join Andy, Mike and Kyle for their weekly podcast where they'll talk Cubs and just about anything else that pops into their heads.

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    180. Bill, Ted, George, Tanesha and Soup's Excellent Coaching Search Adventure - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 86:27

    George McCaskey drops by to join the guys on the podcast as they discuss the firings of Bears' GM Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy. George explains why hiring an 80 year old consultant who seems to be just trying to sell a book is the key to finally finding a good coach and GM. We learn that Ted Phillips isn't going to oversee football anymore because he'll be too busy in Arlington Heights pretending he's an architect, and that the GM will report to George and that George will get his football guidance from...Ted? Oh, it was all just so Bears. Join us as we chime in on George's ponderous press conference and look ahead to what candidates are out there for the Bears for both jobs. Oh, and there's a guy named Soup on the search committee. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    Remember This Crap - Bears at Vikings - Week Three - 1985

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 104:02

    Something funky's been happening to the Apple version of this Remember This Crap podcast on the Jim McMahon Game in the Metrodome in 1985. So here's the most stripped down version we can upload. Hope it works for everyone. It's a good one. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    TAKE TWO: Jim McMahon has had enough of this ***t - Remember This Crap? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 104:02

    The original didn't upload correctly to Apple Podcasts, so here it is again. -- With the Bears and Vikings playing another meaningless season finale on Sunday, we look back to a more important game, one of the coolest in Bears' history. It's Monday Night Football on Thursday early in the 1985 season and the illustrious crew of Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and Orenthal James Simpson are in the Metrodome for a game that Jim McMahon was too injured to start. But not too injured to finish. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    179. Jim McMahon has had enough of this sh*t - Remember This Crap? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 105:52

    With the Bears and Vikings playing another meaningless season finale on Sunday, we look back to a more important game, one of the coolest in Bears' history. It's Monday Night Football on Thursday early in the 1985 season and the illustrious crew of Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and Orenthal James Simpson are in the Metrodome for a game that Jim McMahon was too injured to start. But not too injured to finish. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    178. Learning the right lessons - Bears v. Giants - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 68:22

    The Bears dominated a really terrible Giants team and the guys discuss whether or not the McCaskeys learned any of the right lessons from it. They also wonder if the inept play of an opposing QB has ever gotten a general manager fired. (Fingers crossed.) They bask in the glow of Robert Quinn breaking a prestigious record that we only learned even existed two weeks ago. They look ahead a week and wonder what the timing will be with the firings and hirings. And they are super excited about week 18. Maybe. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    177. Best of the Giants - Remember This Crap - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 57:11

    If you didn't hear it last year, or you have a less than great memory all of this stuff is new to you. There's a lot of crap to remember about two of the oldest and most similar franchises in NFL history, the New York Giants and our beloved Bears. From Tom Coughlin's beet red face to Bill Parcells pulling his pants up to his breasts and everything in between. The guys get into the long ago history of the teams and the more recent stuff, and for some reason they spend a good amount of time talking about Uwe Von Schamann, Rolf Benirschke, Fuad Reveiz, Ken Anderson, John Jefferson and much, much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    176. Why can't the Bears ever do the obvious thing? - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 71:54

    It was a Christmas (day after) miracle! Nick Foles led the Bears to a win in snowy Seattke and the guys are here to bask in the glow of a hard fought victory and wonder why the Bears haven't fired head coach Matt Nagy yet. They discuss what the delay might mean, why it's the right thing to do, who they should hire and what a new front office structure should look like. Then, there's exciting breaking news during the podcast (with a breaking news theme, and everything!) They also look ahead to this week's game with the Giants and ponder whether the Giants should even want to win. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    175. The Bears favorite playoff foes, the Seahawks - Remember This Crap? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 108:06

    The Bears and Seahawks have played more times than you think in the relatively short (compared to the Bears) history of football in Seattke, but there have been some really memorable games. Hey, if it wasn't for them Lovie might not have ever won a playoff game! The guys look back at some of those matchups, paying particular attention to the 2006 and 2010 playoff wins, Lovie's nearly castastrophic f-up, Jay Cutler's one great playoff performance, and how could they miss the Jimmy Clausen game or the home swan songs of Walter Payton and...Johnny Knox? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    174. We all need to be put out of our misery - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 68:20

    The Bears played a spirited but incompetent game at home against the Vikings and lost. Matt Nagy kept losing his mind--or what's left of it--on the sidelines. Teven Jenkins decided somebody had to finally stand up for their quarterback. A sixth round draft pick looks like their second best cornerback and he didn't play for FOURTEEN weeks for no apparent reason. It's time to talk some more about firing Nagy and about how dumb it is that people want to convince themselves that Justin Fields isn't good. The guys discuss all of that and more. Merry Christmas one and all. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    173. Walter Payton destroys the Vikings...again - Remember This Crap? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 112:41

    With the Bears and Vikings ready to see if anybody's healthy enough to play on Monday, the guys look back at a classic matchup of the two teams from 1979. Seriously. It's a CBS production with a young Bob Costas teaming with current Bears' all-time leading receiver Johnny Morris. (Man, this franchise...) You'll hear the call of the game and then our guys making fun of Bob and Johnny, Mike Phipps, Vince Evans, Brian Baschnagel and the game, and marveling at Walter Payton and Alan Page. You'll learn more than ever wanted to know about Ahmad Rashad's wedding, too. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    172. - More primetime indignity - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 75:25

    The Bears went up to Lambeau Field to humiliate themselves and us and they managed to not do it for an entire half! Heady times. Andy and Mike P. break down the fluky first half and the predictable fiasco that was the second half. They try to figure out what kind of idiot would want to take the Bears job if Ryan Pace stays, they complain about Cris Collinsworth, fear for Justin Fields' safety, marvel at just how little the coaches did to give Teven Jenkins any kind of chance to succeed and much, much, more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    171. This Bears Packers thing used to be the other way around - Remember This Crap? - 1985 Monday Night Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 88:28

    You might not be old enough to remember that it used to be the Bears who handed out the repeated thumpings in Packers games, but Mike D. and Andy do, and they are taking a look back at one of the most humiliating nights in Packers' history. It was a Monday night clash in 1985 with the Bears and a dainty little 300 pound defensive tackle named after a household appliance who handed out a very thorough and very entertaining beating. Frank Gifford, OJ Simpson and Joe Namath were on the call, and here's your chance to relive it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    170. The beginning of the end of the beginning of the end? - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 63:38

    The Bears and Cardinals played what technically met the minimum qualifications for an NFL football game on Sunday and Andy and Mike P. are ready to break it all down, tell you what they saw on the all-22 footage and..., well, mostly they're just going to make fun of just how unwatchable that crap was. The Bears gave the game away before the first quarter was half over and you have them credit for not leaving before the game ended, unlike the fans. They also look ahead to the upcoming nationally televised unavoidable debacle with the Packers and they try to figure out just how bad it will have to be for the Bears to fire everybody right after or even during the game. They also urge Justin Fields to sit this one out for his own good, while desperately hoping he plays just to give us all something to actually watch. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    169. The Bears oldest and most irrelevant rival - Remember This Crap? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 98:45

    The Bears and the Cardinals go back to even before they both played in Chicago, and yet, there aren't that many memorable games in the 121 year history of the "rivalry." The guys take a look back at how the rivalry got started, the many moves of the Cardinals, and yes, it turns out there were more important games between the two other than the time Devin Hester tore Dennis Green's heart out on Monday Night Football. Plus, they talk about the weird stadiums the Cardinals have played in, the Kurt Warner movie, and the shortest Cubs of all-time. Yes, shortest Cubs. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    169. Another Thanksgiving Ruined - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 81:09

    The Bears and Lions put America through an unwatchable slog in the early game on Thanksgiving and Mike P. and Andy are here to talk about it, about the weird week that preceded it (even by Bears' standards), and about where the Bears go from here. They have theories on whether the McCaskeys were really going to fire Nagy, about who leaked the news and about the new feud between Hub and Nagy. They also try to figure out just how much this week of public disfunction is going to scare off the few competent coaches who might be interested in the job in the first place. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    168. - Thanksgiving Special - Remember This Crap? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 82:53

    Few teams have ruined more Thanksgivings for their fans than our Bears, and Mike D. and I felt it necessary to Remember This Crap about the many times the Bears have caused us indigestion on Turkey Day. They've been better on that day than you might think, then again, the fact that the Lions have been terrible so long has helped. We unearthed some gems, and were reminded of a recent Thanksgiving night game that we had forgotten was on Thanksgiving. You're also going to learn some incredible info about what Drew Henson and the father of a former star of The Mandalorian have in common. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    167. - Nobody drives the narrative like our Bears - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 78:16

    The Bears played a wet turd of a game on Sunday against the Ravens, the only reason to watch them got hurt, Matt Nagy blew all three second half timeouts in spectacular fashion, and on Tuesday morning we thought it all finally got him fired. Until he wasn't. Yet. Maybe. Andy and Mike P. discuss all of that, plus a look ahead to a completely perfunctory Thanksgiving game in Detroit (are there any other kind?) And, they discuss high school heckling etiquette. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    166. - "Did that guy go to prison?" - Remember This Crap? - Bears-Ravens - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 81:34

    The Bears and Ravens don't have a long, illustrious history but the Bears have gotten the better of Baltimore in the series, even if the Ravens have been a more consistently good team than the Bears during the last quarter century. Andy and Mike D. recall Ravens who have gone to prison and those who should have, too many Michigan quarterbacks, Dave Wannstedt refusing to put James Allen in the Hall of Fame, John Fox's last hurrah, Brian Billick in a hammock, Browns fans maturely reacting to their team leaving town and much more. Do you think former Colts QB Art Schlichter made it into the pod? We'll give you 4:1 odds. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    165. Enough stupid to go around - Bears v Steelers - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 65:37

    Matt Nagy was back on the sidelines and so was all of the dumb stuff that makes his coaching so special in the Bears 29-27 loss to the Steelers. The good news was that Justin Fields looked great, the bad news was that the Bears and the officials combined for so much dumb that even that wasn't enough for a win. The Bears head into the bye on a four game losing streak and even that might not be enough to force the changes we all know that they need. Join Andy and Mike P. as they talk about all of this important stuff and more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    164. Remember This Crap? - Bears v. Steelers - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 80:17

    The Bears and Steelers square off on Monday Night and since there's no Manning Brothers Jamboree on ESPN2, you might as well just play this podcast while you watch the game with the sound down. Andy and Mike D. look back at the long history of the Steelers (a lot of it is surprisingly bad) and some key matchups between the two teams. They look back at the only Bears win of the 1969 season and how it screwed them out of a franchise quarterback, and they look back at that guy's sterling movie career. You'll hear about Coach Ditka's final home game, the peak of the Wanny era, a Jay Cutler comeback, a rare Mike Glennon/John Fox win and of course, Otis Wilson hitting Louis Lipps in the lips? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    163. Occasional bouts of competence - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 75:29

    The Bears played without Matt Nagy on Sunday, something we'd all like to get used to. Justin Fields looked really good, something we'd also like to get used to. And yet, the Bears suffered a pretty dispiriting loss with a terrible defensive effort, and even progress for their offense leaves them at the bottom of the NFL. Andy and Mike P. ponder the job statuses of Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace again, marvel at how one Chicago sports team turned things around quickly by changing the top of the org chart and they look ahead to a game in Pissburgh that will be bad, but might not actually be bad enough to force the McCaskeys to do something. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    162 - Kelly Dwyer Returns - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 93:34

    The biggest stars of Substack join forces as internationally renowned NBA scribe Kelly Dwyer joins Andy to talk about all of the really important stuff you want to hear them discuss. They talk 80s baseball, Andy's trip to St. Louis as a small boy, Premier League Darts, the Mandrell sisters, the most egregious snubs from the NBA's top 76* list, Continental Basketball Association legend Mauro Panaggio, Battle of the Network Stars, what really got Mike Shildt fired in St. Louis, great Liev Schreiber movies, Pat Riley and Willie Geist autographed books and much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    161 - Remember This Crap? Bears-49ers - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 94:12

    It's time for some fresh crap so Andy and Mike D. take a tour through the surprisingly long history of Bears-49ers matchups. They spend most of their time in the Super Bowl era and look at three pretty awful playoff games, the demise of "Bear Weather", the birth of The Refrigerator, Mike Ditka driving while gloating, Mike Brown's walk-off, great QB duos in the matchup's history, the Bears and Terrell Owens ruining Jerry Rice Day, and much, much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    160 - What happens now? - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 56:12

    Just when you thought things couldn't get any more surreal for the Bears, the head visor, Matt Nagy has tested positive for COVID-19. Will he miss Sunday's game against the Niners? Would anybody notice if he did? Andy and Mike P. hold their noses and look back at the demolition the Bears endured at the hands of Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. They ponder how losing Elijah Wilkinson could possibly have affected the game, how the offense seemingly regressed back to the Browns' game plan for no reason and how dopes who think it would somehow help Justin Fields to NOT play just don't get it.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    159. Remember Remember This Crap - John McKay was really funny - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 53:44

    We harken back to one of the best Bears editions of Remember this Crap with clips from last year's Tampa Bay Buccaneers podcast. If this episode were just us reading old John McKay quotes it would be worth your time, but wait, there's more, including Vinny Testaverde's color blindness, great matchups in the (mostly lopsided) history of this rivalry, and enough Donald Igwebuike references to keep you happy for months. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    158. - What if it's not just Aaron Rodgers that makes the Packers better than the Bears? - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 75:23

    Andy and Mike P. look back at a perfunctory Packers win over the Bears and they ponder the horrifying idea that maybe it's not just Aaron Rodgers that makes them better than the Bears. They appreciate that Matt Nagy is still finding new ways to waste timeouts. They wonder if Allen Robinson is really that good, if Eddie Jackson has any understanding of how good Lance Briggs was, and how much better Justin Fields can really get with this offensive staff. Hey, Khalil Herbert is good! And they look ahead to the Bucs game with they might just have to watch between their fingers with their hands over their faces. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    157. Remember Remember This Crap - Bears Packers - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 69:14

    It's time to remember Remember This Crap, Bears-Packers. We remind everyone that the Bears used to beat the Packers repeatedly, compare the Packers rivalry to the Cubs and Cardinals, explain Jay Cutler's biggest mistake in the NFC Championship game, we come up with the incredible observations about how few times the Bears and Packers have made the playoffs in the same year. (Though they did do it last year.) We identify the one think Mike Ditka enjoys more than getting paid for terrible commercials. The birth of The Refrigerator and our condolences to George Cumby's family, I hope they remember to dig his body out of the north end zone before they move to Arlington Heights. The Chester Marcol Game, and the dark turn his life took. You'll learn why Mossy Cade's nickname is the "Aunteater," plus James Lofton in the stairwell, Mark Chmura's hot tub and Najeh Davenport in the closet. Bob Thomas' futile contributions to the 61-7 Bears win in 1980. Chester Marcol's revenge against Bart Starr, and why not to drink "The Chester Marcol," ever. Each team ruined the other's jersey retirement ceremony. And, a great George Halas-Vince Lombardi story. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    156. - Bears do simple better - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 68:50

    The Bears went to Las Vegas and came back with a hangover, a lighter wallet, some sort of social disease and a win over the Raiders. The guys break down the Bears continued commitment to the run, Andy Dalton only wearing half his uniform on the bench, the NFL's decommitment to concussion protocols, whether or not the Bears are building a foundation to build on offense on or just playing the only card they can think of, and pantsless mascots. Of course. Oh, and the Packers are up next, so they talk about Aaron Rodgers' final regular season game for that crap franchise at Soldier Field. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    155. Al Davis and VIrginia McCaskey have a lot in common - Remember This Crap?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 103:13

    The 16th meeting of the Bears and Raiders is coming up Sunday so it's time to Remember This Crap about the history between the teams. From the early days of Bob Thomas missing important extra points, to a big game from Vince Evans, to Jim McMahon's lacerated kidney and Marc Wilson's broken thumb to lots of Richard Dent sacks, to the Jeff Jaeger revenge game, Rex off the bench, John Fox's first Bears' win, Jon Gruden outcoaching The Visor and everything in between. Plus they look the eerie coincidences of the personal style of Al Davis and Virginia McCaskey. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    154. - Matt Nagy says, "Collaborate this!" - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 70:10

    Justin Fields was impressive on Sunday against the Lions. So impressive that Matt Nagy can't wait to not play him anymore. Andy and Mike P. harken back to the Bears second win of the season, wonder why Nagy won't let anybody else take credit for what they clearly did, and they wonder how the Bears are supposed to beat anybody in the upcoming string of games against good teams without a healthy running back. But, as a full service podcast they volunteer a couple of currently out of work Cubs to fill in key roles on the Bears. They also reflect on how the Bears defense looked like they had a great day, even though they gave up waaaaay too many yards. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    153. Remember This Crap - Best of the Lions - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 72:53

    It's the always exciting Bears-Lions matchup, and we look back at some of our favorite segments including, the time Andy asked for Walter Payton to be decorated onto his birthday cake, the first Bears QB the guys remember as kids, their first Bears jersey they ever owned (this one's a classic) and then we revisit one of the weird things the Bears and Lions have in common (hint: it's distressing for both teams, but especially humiliating for Detroit) and we finish with a look at all of former Lions' GM Matt Millen's draft picks. This is quality crap remembrance. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    152. What the hell was that? - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 78:34

    Bears fans have hardly ever been as excited as they were for a game as we were on Sunday and within minutes we knew it was going bad and that nobody had a clue what they were doing. Andy and Mike P.similarly don't waste any time trying to figure out how Matt Nagy still has a job, whether he sabotaged the game plan on purpose or if he's just that stupid and inept (you can probably guess what the answer is) and where the Bears go from here. You know things are going great when you're discussing interim coaching candidates after week three. They also end up doing a mini movie deep dive about a movie musical that's nearly 50 olds old. It ties in, we promise. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    151. Remember This Crap? - Bears and Browns - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 104:29

    The Bears head to the Factory of Sadness this week to continue their infrequent and somewhat memorable rivalry with an AFC team that they have waaaaaay too much in common with. We look back at the two greatest running backs in NFL history, an assortment of lousy quarterbacks, a few memorable games and again we are envious of a franchise that knows how to fire a coaching during the season. It's time to Remember This Crap about the Cleveland Browns. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    150. - They're morons and come from a long line of morons - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 63:39

    The Bears won and Justin Fields is taking over and everything's great! Well, many things are great. Some things are still being Nagyed and Paced. Mike P. and Andy break down the win over the Bengals, look ahead to the game with the Browns and especially the dawn of the Justin Fields era. Like most things with the Bears, there are concerns over how they're handling this, but that's what we're here for. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    149 - Remember This Crap? Bears-Bengals - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 104:51

    A fresh opponent for the Bears this week means a fresh crap! Andy and Mike D. harken back to classic Bears-Bengals games of yore, and what they find is a rivalry so tightly contested you can hardly believe it. The Bears on Sunday will be trying to set the longest winning streak in the history of this rivalry. So that's...something. They try to figure out why Ken Anderson didn't play more against the Bears, they remember the defending Super Bowl champs pounding the Bengals at Riverfront Stadium, the dawn of Trestmania, and the time Chad Johnson's touchdown dance cut a little too close to home for Brian Urlacher. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    148. Why are we still waiting? - Bears Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 92:01

    The Bears weren't good on Sunday, and it didn't just look that way on TV as Mike P. was there to see it live, in person, in the Rams' new $5 billion stadium. He joins Andy to talk about what the Bears offensive game plan could possibly have been, and what has happened to the defense. How did Eddie Jackson get this bad this fast? Does Matt Nagy have any idea what a "package" actually is? Why is Andy Dalton playing? Why can't they let Justin Fields play more than a few disconnected snaps? They look ahead to the Dalton revenge game with the Bengals, and they discuss the Manning Brothers Monday Night Jamboree. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    147. Remember This Crap Throwback - Eric Dickerson is out of gas - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 65:55

    It's time to return to the Bears for Remember This Crap, but what to do when they open with a team we did last year? Let's revisit one of the finest Remember This Craps. A crummy re-run? No, there's nothing crummy about this one. This featured one of the greatest stories in 1985 Bears history (seriously) featuring Mike Singletary and Eric Dickerson. We unearthed a long lost Bears' Danish kicker (he didn't kick pastries), some great John Madden-John Robinson yarns, some interesting history about how non-unique the Fearsome Foursome were, and the ugliest coach in NFL history. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    146. Bears Podcast - The Dalton Era Begins (and hopefully ends) - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 82:18

    A new season means another year of the award-winning Bears Podcast with Andy and Mike P. They look ahead to the Bears 2021 and try to figure out what Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace would have to do to get canned, why Andy Dalton is starting, when Justin Fields will start, and they go game by game through the season so you know exactly what's going to happen all year long. They also take a look at over unders and some prop bets. Basically, it's the only season preview you're ever going to need. Oh and did we mention Mike's going to the Rams' game? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    145. Remember This Crap? - 2003 Cubs - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 186:05

    The wheel of crap finally landed on one of the most infamous seasons in Cubs history. It's time for Andy and Mike D. to remember the 2003 Cubs. It was a season that was incredible until it wasn't. Hindsight (and an actual World Series title) have made it easier to look back and enjoy the truly great parts of a season that crushed us all in the end. It's time to remember Hee Seop's concussion, the Aramis and Kenny trade, Mark Prior's dominance, Kerry Wood's dominant NLDS, Sarah Wood going "Wheeeeee!", Sweaty Joe, Dusty grinding pitchers' arms off, Eric Karros' big hair, Gabor Bako, that awful bullpen, Randall Simon, that super fun playoff run that ended with a kick in the balls, beating the Cardinals when it really mattered, and so much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    144. Remember This Crap? - Cubs Hall of Fame - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 142:05

    The Cubs unveiled a haphazard afterthought of a Hall of Fame, using mostly work done by other people that nobody even knew had been done, and that seemed right up our alley. So Andy and Mike D. decided to break down the 56 inductees, and surely we put more effort into this process than any of them did. From King Kelly to Lee Smith and everybody in between, join us for a look at former Cubs' great, plus Don Kessinger and Glen Beckert. We try to figure out what the process they used to pick the Hall of Famers, predict the next class and try to figure out if they'll do the obvious with Sammy Sosa or just make things worse, like always. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    143. Rizzo Traded to Yankees - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 81:34

    He was the face of the Cubs during the most successful run in more than a century, and even if it makes some business sense to move on from him it doesn't make it any easier for the fans. Kyle and Andy discuss the Cubs trade of Anthony Rizzo to the Yankees, whether it's in effect a third of a season loan or if he's really gone, how bad it is that one of the prospects in the deal from the Yankees is immediately the Cubs second-best prospect, and what the future holds as we careen towards the deadline with Kris Bryant and Craig Kimbrel yet to be dealt. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    142. - GoodFellas - Movie Deep Dive - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 182:33

    How can you poke holes in one of the greatest movies ever made? Well, you don't, mostly. Andy and Mike P. revisit the 1990 Martin Scorcese classic, "GoodFellas" and marvel at what a great, well made, incredibly paced movie it is, while taking issue with just a couple of the plot points. They draw Sopranos parallels, play your favorite clips, give some casting choice info and all the times Joe Pesci ad libbed. It's a pretty great insight into what Roger Ebert called the greatest movie ever made about organized crime. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    141. Drew Lawrence on the Olympics, Bears, etc. - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 76:48

    The Olympics are here whether anybody's ready or not and Drew Lawrence of The Guardian (and several other publications) stops by to talk about them. Why are they happening? Why are they playing softball on a toxic waste site? The guys try to come up with a better way to pick the men's basketball team, wonder what Mary Carrillo is going to get to make fun of, and a couple of athletes and events you should be paying attention to. Andy suggests moving Hockey to the Summer Games. Drew has an incredible story about the ludicrous 1904 Olympics in St. Louis that you have to hear to believe. And then, they talk about the Bears, because the Bears finally have a quarterback and it's impossible to talk about that too much. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    140 - 1999 Cubs - Remember This Crap? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 87:46

    A year after the Cubs' inexplicable playoff run and Sammy Sosa 66 homer season, the Cubs were without Kerry Wood (because of Tommy John Disease), but decided the keys to returning to the playoffs were bringing back 40-year old Gary Gaetti and signing Benito Santiago and Scott Sanders. Fool proof. Just one game out of first in June the Cubs plummeted hard and fast, and we're here to relive most of it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    139. Cubs Podcast - So long Joc, and soon, many more? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 65:39

    It's time for a Cubs podcast and Kyle joins Andy with Sam out on assignment, and the guys have breaking news to discuss with Joc Pederson traded to the Barves for an enormous prospect (literally.) They play a fun game of "Is he gonna be traded," they try to figure out who to assign blame to for the demise of the Cubs the last few years, and they pick the team they'd most like to be traded to. Oh, and wait until you hear Andy's theory about why the rednecks on the roster won't let Willson be the team leader. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    138. Remember This Crap? - 2007 Chicago Cubs - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 121:15

    The Dusty era had ended, Sam Zell was in town screwing up the Tribune and trying to pump up the value of the Cubs so he could sell them to some unsuspecting dopes in Omaha, Alfonso Soriano, Theodore Roosevelt Lilly, Jason Marquis, Mark DeRosa and Cliff Lee were new to town and the Cubs struggled to start the season. Then Carlos Zambrano punched Michael Barrett, Lou Piniella kicked his hat and some dirt and the Cubs took off. Soriano spent September starting every game with a homer and the Cubs held off the Brewers to win the division. The playoffs? Well, how can you stop Augie Ojeda? It's the 2007 Cubs. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    137. Bruce Miles - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 57:55

    Former Daily Herald Cubs' reporter Bruce Miles is back to discuss his new blog at brucemiles.net, his new book, "The Phenom" and to talk a lot about the Cubs current and past. Has the Cubs' six-game losing streak given the team permission to sell, and do they have anybody to sell if it did? The Cubs' schedule gets easier and the Brewers' gets harder but can the Cubs catch anybody without starting pitching? What should they do with Jake Arrieta? What kind of a market is there for Javy or Rizzo? All that and more. Plus, Bruce gives a sneak peak at his next blog entry, an interview with your favorite TV soccer announcer. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    136. Remember This Crap? 1998 Cubs - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 131:17

    All Cubs seasons are fun to re-live (well, most of them) but some are more fun than others and this time the wheel of crap has gifted us the incredible, ridiculous, insane 1998 Cubs. Sammy Sosa homered every day, Kerry Wood struck out everybody, Terry Mulholland and/or Rod Beck were always pitching and Chip Caray was there to narrate most of it--well, it can't all be good. The Cubs roared through most of September then limped down the stretch until Neifi hit his biggest homer and saved their bacon. It was a great year, so let's remember it! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    135. Remember This Crap? 2000 Cubs - Pointless Exercise Podcast presented by Manscaped™

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 90:01

    The season opened in the land of the rising sun and sunk pretty quickly afterwards. Don Baylor was the new Groove in town and he brought back a mediocre former Cubs catcher and an actual lead off man. Kerry Wood didn't debut until May after surviving his bout with Tommy John Disease but he did it in memorable fashion. The Cubs kept trading for Barves pitching prospects (never a good idea), Ed Lynch got fired and the Cubs occasionally used a linebacker sized outfield of Sammy Sosa, Glenallen Hill and Henry Rodriguez. It's time to remember some crap about the 2000 Cubs. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    134. Fletch - Movie Deep Dive - Pointless Exercise Podcast presented by Manscaped™

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 143:24

    Chevy Chase says it's his best movie and who are we to argue? We give Fletch the Movie Deep Dive treatment. We discuss the long tortured road it took to the screen in the first place, the differences between the book the movie, the stuff Chevy just made up, and we even mention the godforsaken sequel. We also look at why it's been so hard for Hollywood to reboot the franchise even though they have badly wanted to. But mostly, we're just here to enjoy one of the best comedies of the '80s, if not all-time, and to play our favorite clips. And, we love your body, Larry. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

    133. Remember This Crap? - 1996 Cubs - Pointless Exercise Podcast presented by Manscaped™

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 80:50

    It's time once again to spin the wheel of crap and this time it lands on 1996. Jim Riggleman's fighting Cubs tanked down the stretch (surprise), Sammy was bad at the start then great and then got hurt, Ryne Sandberg came back, Doug Jones hit the road, Steve Trachsel was an All-Star. Jim Hendry arrived to start stocking the system with his guys and we look at his Marlins minor league managerial career, and Ozzie and Ryno woke up the echoes one last time late in the season. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message

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