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The EZ, Smoke & The GM Podcast is hosted by three highly opinionated Chicago sports fans. We dive in on all topics regarding the world of sports with a slight emphasis on the Chicago Sports Scene. Two of the hosts, Ezra McCann (EZ) & Glynn Morgan (The GM) have worked in the Chicago sports media for 20+ years. Brandon Williams (Smoke) is a former former college baseball player and currently coaches baseball at the elite youth level.

Ezra McCann, Brandon Williams, Glynn Morgan

    • Sep 14, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 36 EPISODES

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    Episode 36: Bears/Rams, College Football Week 2 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 73:55

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we dig deep into what happened in the Bears 34-14 loss to the Rams. We discuss what's wrong with the defense, who's to blame and when will Justin Fields get the starting nod. We also discuss some college football. Oregon got a big win at Ohio State and we look at the new look Big 12.    0:00 - Bears/Rams Talk   45:52- College Football Talk   1:06:36 - Week 2 Picks       #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 35: Bears Preview, Week 1 College Football Recap, NFL Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 87:27

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we have an all football show. We preview the Bears 2021 season and their Week 1 matchup vs the Rams. We recap Week 1 of the College Football season including big wins by Alabama and Georgia. We make our 2021 NFL Predictions for the season including division winners, wildcard teams and Super Bowl Picks. And our Football Pick'em is back. We make our Week 1 Picks.    0:00 - Bears Preview   30:53- College Football Talk   1:05:14 - NFL Season Predictions   1:20:57 - Week 1 Picks             #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 34: Dalton & Fields/College Alliance/Those Yankees

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 53:57

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast the fellas discuss the Bears officially naming Andy Dalton as the starter over Justin Fields in Week 1. They also discuss the Big Ten, ACC & PAC 12 Alliance and how this effects college sports.  And the Yankees are back in the AL East race after winning 11 straight. Are they the most feared team in the American League?     0:00 - Andy Dalton/Justin Fields   23:45 - ACC/Big Ten/PAC 12 Alliance   42:39 - Smoke's Yankees Are Surging             #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 33: Justin Fields & The Bears/Field of Dreams/Yankees vs White Sox

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 74:47

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast the fellas discuss Justin Fields' first action for the Bears in Preseason. And they look back at the Field of Dreams Game between the Yankees and White Sox in Dyersville, Iowa and their weekend series in Chicago.   0:00 - Justin Fields/Bears Preseason Week 1   40:15 - Field of Dreams Game/Yankees vs White Sox          #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 32: NBA Free Agency/MLB Trade Deadline/Aaron Rodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 72:38

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast the fellas discuss the unprecedented week of wheeling and dealing in Chicago. We hit on the Bulls sign and trade for Lonzo Ball, the free agent signing of Alex Caruso and the possibility of the Bulls getting DeMar DeRozan. We also discussed the MLB Trade deadline. The White Sox got better, the Cubs' had a fire sale and the rich got richer in LA and New York. And does Aaron Rodgers have a legitimate beef with Packers management?    0:00 - Bulls/NBA Free Agency   39:13 - MLB Trade Deadline   55:31 - Aaron Rodgers/Packers Management       #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 31: Bucks World Champs/Team USA/College Realignment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 81:05

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast the fellas discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA Finals. They discuss the surprisingly poor play by the Team USA Basketball Team. And what in the world is going on in college sports with Oklahoma and Texas possibly moving to the SEC?    0:00 - Milwaukee Bucks World Champs   26:18 - USA Basketball   50:48 - College Sports Realignment       #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 30: NBA Finals, Nichols/Taylor/ESPN, USA Basketball, NCAA NIL & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 86:33

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast the fellas discuss the latest from the NBA Finals between Phoenix & Milwaukee. We give our opinions on the Rachel Nichols/Maria Taylor fallout. We discuss USA Basketball's losses to Nigeria and Australia. We discuss the unfortunate situation of Sha'Carri Richardson being left off the Olympic Team. We take a look at the MLB All Star Game. And we give our takes on NCAA Athletes gaining the right to profit off their name, image and likeness.   0:00 - NBA Finals   22:51 - Maria Taylor/Rachel Nichols/ESPN   36:10 - USA Basketball   46:08 - Sha'Carri Richardson   58:32 - MLB All Star Game   01:08:17 - NCAA Athletes/NIL      #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions 

    Episode 29: NBA Playoffs, No More Sticky Fingers in Baseball, Supreme Court/NCAA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 60:10

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast the fellas discuss a great weekend of NBA Playoff Basketball. How did the Clippers get the the Western Conference Finals without Kawhi Leonard? What happened to Ben Simmons? Is Doc Rivers overrated as a coach? And can the Hawks win a championship? Is MLB serious with this sticky pitching situation? And how will the Supreme Court's ruling against the NCAA affect College Athletes going forward?    0:00 - NBA Playoffs   31:50 - MLB Sticky Ban   43:07 - NCAA Supreme Court Ruling      #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 28: White Sox/Cubs 1st Place, NBA Playoffs, Justin Fields, CFB Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 69:01

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast both Chicago Baseball Teams are in 1st Place!!! The NBA Playoffs are well into the 2nd Round. With the Suns sweeping Denver are they the best team remaining? Is Chris Paul the Playoff MVP? Was Nikola Jokic's ejection in Game 4 warranted? We also give our predictions on the rest of the field. It looks like Justin Fields is showing out during OTA's and Mini Camp. Should he start Week 1? And is a 12 team College Football Playoff viable?    0:00 - Chicago Baseball   8:47 - NBA Playoffs   42:39 - Justin Fields Mini Camp    53:48 - 12 Team College Football Playoff Proposal      #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 27: NBA Playoffs, Naomi Osaka & Rodgers vs the Pack

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 81:14

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we discuss the ongoing NBA Playoffs. Is LeBron on the downside of his career? Is Atlanta serious? And are the Bucks done after going down 0-2 to Brooklyn? We also discuss the fallout of Naomi Osaka withdrawing from the French Open. Should the French Open have showed more compassion towards Osaka and what role does media play in sports going forward? And we visit in on the soap opera up in Green Bay. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are having issues and us Bears fans love it!!!    0:00 - NBA Playoffs   39:40 - Naomi Osaka & The Role of Media in Sports   1:04:27 - Aaron Rodgers Saga      #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 26: White Sox/Yankees, NBA Playoffs, Carl Nicks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 93:45

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we recap the Yankees 3 game sweep of the White Sox. We breakdown the start of the NBA Playoffs. We’re also joined by Indiana Pacers Scout and Chicago native Carl Nicks. Carl is best known for being a member of the 1979 National Runner Up Indiana State Basketball Team that went 32-1. Carl was a teammate of Larry Bird's at Indiana State and tells us some great stories about that team.    0:00 - White Sox/Yankees   23:50 - NBA Playoffs   37:35 - Carl Nicks      #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions @IndStAthletics

    Episode 25: Final Week of the Bulls Season

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 99:19

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we talk Bulls Basketball  as their season winds down. Who can we expect back with the team next season? Who do we think is the front runner in the NBA MVP race? Is the triple double a watered down stat? We also talk some football. We discuss the ongoing soap opera in Green Bay between Aaron Rodgers and Packers management. We discuss Tim Tebow joining the Jacksonville Jaguars. And with HBCU’s accounting for zero picks in last week’s NFL Draft, can high profile coaches like Deion Sanders and Eddie George bring a spotlight to HBCU football.      0:00 - Bulls Discussion   26:33 - NBA MVP Race/Brodie and the Triple Double   56:05 - Tebow to the Jags   1:05:30 - HBCU Football Discussion          #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 24: Celebrate Bears Fans!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 88:46

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we recap and celebrate the Bears’ drafting of Ohio State QB Justin Fields. We also analyze the rest of their draft including 2nd round pick Seven Jenkins. We discuss if White Sox Manager Tony LaRussa’s mistakes are hurting the team. And is Lebron James a hypocrite after blasting the NBA’s play in tournament?    0:00 - Bears Draft Justin Fields   51:49 - Tony LaRussa Mistakes    1:15:25 - Why is LeBron Crying Foul?       #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 23: NFL Draft Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 98:21

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look ahead to the 2021 NFL Draft. Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) of @TheAthleticChi joins us to preview what the Bears might do with the 20th pick and he gives us some insight into what the front office’s mindset is heading into the 2021 NFL season. We also have our own NFL Mock Draft. Check out how we think the draft will unfold.    6:15 - Adam Jahns Segment   58:48 - Mock Draft   @adamjahns #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 22: No No No!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 75:40

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on Carlos Rodon’s NO HITTER for the White Sox!!! We discuss what took so long for us to find out about White Sox slugger Yermin Mercedes. Was Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie Anthony Edwards serious when he said he didn’t know who Alex Rodriguez is? As we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day in Baseball, we ponder if integration helped or hurt the participation of African Americans in baseball. What’s up with the Bulls losing 4 straight? And how accurate are the NFL Draft pundits?      0:00 - Carlos Rodon No Hitter   18:31 - Yermin Mercedes/White Sox Talk   27:13 - Anthony Edwards/Alex Rodriguez     32:48 - African American Baseball   45:35 - Bulls Discussion   1:00:31 - NFL Draft Talk   #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA https://linktr.ee/hp53productions

    Episode 21: You Got Nothing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 106:00

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we discuss if the Bulls are starting to gel with their new lineup. We ponder which point guard the Bulls should acquire in the draft or free agency. We recap NCAA Final Four weekend including Baylor’s big win over Gonzaga in the championship game.  We also debate the validity of the transfer portal. We talk some Yankees, White Sox and Cubs baseball. Why weren’t the Bears in on the Sam Darnold trade and take a listen to GM’s interesting NFL Draft theory. Does he have a point?    0:00 - Bulls Talk   33:20 - NCAA Championship   50:18 - Transfer Portal    01:04:02 - Baseball Season Begins   01:29:12 - Sam Darnold Trade   #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 20: Seeing Red Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 83:19

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we dissect the Bulls’ trade deadline moves including the trade for All Star Nikola Vucevic. We also discuss the Lakers and Nets battle for talent. The NCAA Final Four is set. We give our thoughts on the last remaining teams and whether or not Cam Krutwig should return to Loyola for his final year of eligibility. We discuss the NFL’s decision to add a 17th game to the schedule. We also get GM’s take on Ohio State QB Justin Fields. We also discuss the impact Eloy Jimenez’s injury will have to the White Sox and we give our MLB predictions including who will win the World Series.        0:00 - Bulls Talk   26:34 - NCAA Tournament Talk   36:33 - Loyola/Cam Krutwig    42:56 - NFL 17th Game   49:52 - Justin Fields   1:05:57 - Eloy Jimenez/White Sox   1:11:11 - MLB Predictions       #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 19: Trades, Brackets & Free Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 73:34

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look ahead to the NBA trade deadline and discuss how the Bulls should move forward. We discuss how awful our NCAA Tournament brackets look. Should Porter Moser stay at Loyola?  We also look at the inequities between the men’s & women’s NCAA Tournaments. And we ponder whether or not the Bears front office actually has a plan for this team.       0:00 - Bulls Talk   30:32 - NCAA Tournament Talk   36:54 - Porter Moser’s Future   46:52 - NCAA Inequities   55:52 - Bears Free Agency       #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 18: Let It All Out...

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 87:33

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we give our takes on the Bears signing QB Andy Dalton. We discuss the new look Bulls after Coach Billy Donovan shook up their lineups. We discuss who DePaul should hire as their next men’s basketball coach and we preview the NCAA Tournament.      0:00 - Bears Management/Andy Dalton Discussion   45:06 - Bulls Talk   53:43 - DePaul Basketball   01:04:43 - NCAA Tournament Talk       #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 17: The Week That Was 3/3 - 3/10

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 80:33

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on NBA All Star Weekend. We try to figure out what the Bears will do about the Quarterback position. Allen Robinson gets the Franchise Tag. We recap Smoke’s Grambling St. Tigers loss to Deion Sanders and the Jackson State Tigers. And what was Creighton Basketball Coach Greg McDermott thinking when he made a racially incentive comment to his team?     0:00 - All Star Weekend Recap   14:48 - Bulls 2nd Half    19:55 - NBA 1st Half Awards   26:50 - Bears QB Talk   50:44 - Allen Robinson Gets The Tag   53:27 - Fan at Cubs & Sox for Opening Day   59:46 - Jackson St. vs Grambling St. Football    1:06:42 - Greg McDermott “Plantation” Comment       #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 16: What Would You Do?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 76:29

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we try to figure out how the Bulls can beat the top teams in the NBA. We ask the question would you rather have Jimmy Butler or Zach Lavine? We discuss what we’d give up for Russell Wilson and if Arizona is the right destination for JJ Watt. And what would you do if your teammate stole your significant other?    0:00 - Bulls Week in Review   18:39 - Jimmy Butler or Zach Lavine   30:31 - Russell Wilson Trade Talk   43:28 - Allen Robinson Discussion   54:03 - JJ Watt Discussion   1:10:23 - Ricky Williams/Weed Discussion            #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 15: Zach Lavine Better Be An All Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 84:53

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on the week that was for Zach Lavine & the Bulls. We make our NBA All Star selections ahead of the reserves being named. We discuss what the Bears could do at QB now that Carson Wentz has been traded to Indianapolis. And we discuss Deion Sanders' coaching debut at Jackson State.     0:00 - Bulls Week in Review   21:09 - Zach Lavine/All-Star Selections   43:41 - Wentz Trade/Bears QB Talk   1:06:20 - Can Newton Heckled   1:12:17 - JJ Redick Ejected for a pass   1:17:42 - Deion Sanders/Jackson State Football 

    Episode 14: Snowed In

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 113:39

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast the snowed in crew discuss Zach Lavine’s awesome play this season, Draymond Green calling out the hypocrisy of the NBA and whether there should be an NBA All Star Game this year. We also discuss the latest on the Eagles possible trade of Carson Wentz, Zach Wilson’s rise in draft stock and Justin Fields’ unexplainable fall and we chastise the Jacksonville Jaguars hire and fire of Chris Hoyle. Lastly based on Terrell Owens” wait, should Calvin Johnson have been a 1st ballot Hall of Famer?         0:00 - Zach Lavine Discussion   21:16 - Draymond Green/NBA Hypocrisy   36:00 - NBA All Star Game   43:30 - Carson Wentz Trade/Bears QB     01:00:31 - Zach Wilson/Justin Fields/NFL Draft   01:22:15 - Chris Hoyle & Jacksonville Jags   01:30:22 - Jake Arrieta Signs with Cubs   01:33:40 - EA Sports NCAA Football Coming Back   01: 38:07 - Calvin Johnson 1st Ballot HOF     #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 13: Super Bowl Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 81:43

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we recap Tampa Bay’s win over Kansas City in the Super Bowl. How great was Tampa Bay’s Defense? Should Tom Brady have been named MVP? We discuss the Carson Wentz to the Bears trade rumors. And we discuss LeBron’s gripe with the NBA over the All Star Game.    0:00 Super Bowl Recap   44:59 Carson Wentz Trade/Bears   01:02:18 LeBron/NBA All Star Game     #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 12: Super Bowl Crossover

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 72:15

    We have a treat for you this week. The hosts of the Supa Dupa Podcast, FatherGood Podcast and the EZ, Smoke & The GM Podcast come together to get us all ready for Super Bowl Sunday. They give us a preview of the game, they discuss their best and worst halftime shows and commercials of all time and give their picks for the big game. They also sneak in some Marvel Cinematic Universe talk.     #SDP #SupaDupaPodcast #podcast #HP53Productions #HP53 #SouthSideDNA @kennygdonutking @MrHappyGivens @fathergoodpodcast (IG) @fathergoodp (Twitter) Beats by @hvrgrave @purekwest @HP53Productions @Ez.Smoke.GM.Podcast 

    Episode 11: Who's The GOAT?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 118:34

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on the NFL’s Championship Weekend and give an early preview of Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Kansas City Chiefs. Did Aaron Rodgers’ legacy suffer after the Packers loss? Is Tom Brady the GOAT of all sports? We also discuss the Bears and their new DC and whether or not they should go after Matt Stafford. We ponder if the Rooney Rule is working in the NFL. We also visit in on the Bulls after their loss to the Lakers. Is Lebron James the biggest Bulls killer of all time? And we discuss the legacy of the late great Hank Aaron.      0:00 NFC Championship Game   35:35 AFC Championship Game   53:12 Bears DC Talk   58:14 Eric Bieniemy/Rooney Rule   1:08:23 Matt Stafford to Bears?   1:18:35 Bulls Discussion   1:31:16 LeBron Bulls Killer   1:40:01 Remembering Hank Aaron   1:52:07 Picks    #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 10: Championship Week & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 103:36

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on the NFL Divisional Playoffs and look ahead to the Conference Championship Games. We debate if Philip Rivers is a Hall of Famer. We discuss how the Bears Brass fumbled the post season press conference and how fans should react to this team going forward. We give our thoughts on the James Harden trade to Brooklyn and look back on a promising week from the Bulls.    0:00 NFL Playoffs   25:38 Philip Rivers HOF   38:47 Bears Talk   01:12:23 Harden Trade   01:36:40 Picks       #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 9: On To The Off-Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 65:09

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look ahead to the Bears Off-season after their loss in New Orleans. Plus we look back on Alabama winning the National Championship and the Bulls’ somewhat successful west coast road trip.    0:00 Bears Off-season   35:47 Alabama Wins National Championship   50:07 Bulls Talk   59:59 Picks   #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 8: PLAYOFFS???

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 89:07

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on the Bears 35-16 loss to the Packers and look ahead to the playoffs as they get ready for a trip to New Orleans. We look back on a pretty good week for the Bulls and we recap the College Football Semi Finals.      0:00 Bears/Playoffs   41:28 Bulls Basketball    57:29 College Football Playoffs    1:23:59. Picks   #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 7: Must Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 73:51

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we preview the Bears and Packers game as the Bears try to clinch a playoff spot. We discuss the Bulls’ 3 game losing streak and we analyze the Cubs trade that sent Yu Darvish to San Diego for Zach Davies and prospects.     0:00 Bears/Packers Preview     25:42 Bulls Basketball    47:42 Cubs/Darvish Trade    #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 6: Back to .500

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 85:48

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on the Bears win in Minnesota. We give praise to David Montgomery and the running game. We discuss the future of Mitch Trubisky and debate whether or not Khalil Mack is a Pro Bowler. We also talk college football playoffs and whether or not we need expansion. We look at Illinois’ hiring of Brett Bielema and we talk a little Bulls basketball.    0:00 Bears   29:00 College Football Playoffs   52:16  Brett Bielema/Illinois Football   58:11 Quick Hits/White Sox/Bulls/NBA   #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 5: Winning Feels Good

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 131:57

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on the Bears’ big win over the Texans. We critique their drafting of Mitchell Trubisky over DeShaun Watson. We talked some Bulls basketball, we discussed Lovie Smith being fired by Illinois and Major League Baseball finally classifying the Negro Leagues as a Major League. Please like and subscribe to our podcast.  0:00  Bears Talk 52:43  Bulls/NBA Discussion 01:18:01  College Football 01:54:51  Negro Leagues    #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 4: Coaching During Covid

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 116:04

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on the Chicago Bears’ loss to the Detroit Lions. We visit with college basketball coaches Jordan McCann of Iona College and Andre Morgan of Middle Tennessee State University to discuss how it’s been coaching during a pandemic. We discuss the White Sox roster moves during the Baseball Winter Meetings. And as always we have our picks. Please like and subscribe to our podcast.  Bears Discussion: 0:00 Coaching During Covid: 42:32 White Sox Discussion:  1:31:57 Ohio St Football Discussion: 1:43:12 Picks: 1:49:26   #EZSMOKEGM #@iona_wbb #@mtsubasketball #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 3: Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 102:14

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on the Bears loss in Green Bay. The GM discusses his Bears PTSD. We look ahead to the Bears’ next opponent, the Detroit Lions who fired their Head Coach and GM. We also look back at the epic Tyson/Jones Jr. fight night that included the most awesome KO ever.    0:00 Bears vs Packers Recap 47:25 Lions 1:02:41 Vandy Kicker 1:11:16 Makur Maker Injury 1:22:17 Nate Robinson KO & Tyson/Jones Jr 1:35:25 Picks Segment   #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 2: The GM's Quote

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 115:44

    This week on the @ez.smoke.gm.podcast we look back on the Bears loss to the Vikings, GM got the NBA Draft right, we look back on the Theo Epstein era on the North Side, the Miami Marlins make history with the hire of their new General Manager and we look at the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.    0:00 Bears 32:09 NBA Draft 1:01:10 Theo Epstein/Kim Ng 1:26:51 Robinson Cano/HOF 1:47:49 Picks   #EZSMOKEGM #HP53PRODUCTIONS #SOUTHSIDEDNA

    Episode 1: 11-10-20

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 100:56

    On the first episode of the EZ, Smoke and the GM Podcast we recap the Bears' bad loss to the Tennessee Titans and try to figure out how to fix their offense. We take a look back at Notre Dame's big win over #1 Clemson. We discuss how Covid is effecting the college football season. We preview the NBA Draft and what the Bulls might do with the #4 pick. And we discuss Tony LaRussa and his most recent troubles with the law. #HP53Productions #SouthSideDNA

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