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Joining the podcast this week, producer, podcaster and social media legend JOSIAH JOHNSON stopped by to shed some light on how he maintains one of Twitter’s most popular accounts and what the CLIPPERS have to do to change LA from being a LAKERS town to a CLIPPERS city. Then, Josiah reveals his favorite movies/tv shows to draw social media inspiration from, and how to properly handle an online troll. Then in WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, JOY and JOHN HELLER look ahead to the next phase of the NBA and debate the upcoming faces of the league, plus the CLIPPERS are feeling the pressure. Plus, anybody else think of “Pleasure P” (Pretty Ricky) when they hear “Playoff P”? In producer DONNIE BEACHAM’s final HIGH KEY LOW KEY with the podcast, old-timers are freaking out about high school stars skipping their senior seasons to go pro, RUSSELL WILSON changed his mind about leaving SEATTLE and PHIL MICKELSON wins another major…how old is he again? JOY & T recap the an eventful BILLBOARD AWARDS…DRAKE & ADONIS steal the show and the always amazing MICHELLE OBAMA made an appearance! Then MARVEL released the ETERNALS trailer this week and we can’t wait to see. But where were they when Thanos was snapping his fingers? Finally, join the Crazy Gang in wishing DONNIE a farewell as he wraps up his final Crazy pod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
With the NBA regular season coming to a close, best-selling author and columnist at The Athletic, MARCUS THOMPSON stopped by to talk MVP voting, GIANNIS’ playoff pressure, and why the 2021 version of STEPH CURRY might be he and JOY’s favorite version. In WIT IT or QUIT IT, Joy and JOHN HELLER go through their playoff brackets and pick the postseason losers and winners before Joy makes her NBA FINALS prediction. Then it’s MVP time! Who’s coming away as the league’s best regular season player this season? HIGH KEY we’re not only picking MVP’s, but we’ve got predictions for the other NBA AWARDS too! Plus, the latest Basketball Hall of Fame inductees deserve their praise, as does J COLE for having a legendary week. And then…it’s TEBOW time, once again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Joining JOY TAYLOR this week to talk that NFL DRAFT talk, college football writer and host of The No. 1-Ranked Show, RJ YOUNG stopped by the podcast to breakdown the crazy eventful 2021 Draft. Who were this years winners/losers? And who’s the early favorite for ROOKIE OF THE YEAR? Plus, AARON RODGERS turns up the heat on his “current team”. In the CULTURE REPORT this week, T and JOY celebrate the return of the MET GALA, and the title reveal of Black Panther’s sequel, BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER. Plus, T gives a review of MICHAEL B. JORDAN’s new film WITHOUT REMORSE, and we’re talkin’ divorce in light of the BILL & MELINDA GATES news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The NFL DRAFT is finally…FINALLY here! Will the 49ERS shock the world and take TREY LANCE over MAC JONES? Plus, is TUA time in MIAMI already over? HIGH KEY the KNICKS are good again…who needs a ZION when you’ve got a JULIUS RANDLE. LOW KEY the LAKERS are getting healthy just in time for the postseason. Plus, there’s drama in the MLB and JOY and DONNIE give their wildest DRAFT prediction. In the CULTURE REPORT this week, JOY and T recap the OSCARS in a year in which we didn’t really go to the movies, plus the MCU’s got a new CAPTAIN AMERICA! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Making his return to the podcast, former NFL player/scout and current NFL analyst/head coach of Granada Hills Charter HS, BUCKY BROOKS joins JOY TAYLOR to dig into some NFL DRAFT talk. Should it be illegal to compare MAC JONES to TOM BRADY? And which NFL star would be the perfect mentor for JUSTIN FIELDS? Plus, TREVOR LAWRENCE’S shoulders have no chips, and that’s fine. In WIT IT or QUIT IT, more T-LAW talk as we debate achieving greatness with balanced priorities. But more importantly, if the Top QB prospects in the upcoming band formed a boy band, who’d be the shy guy? HIGH KEY…STEPH CURRY makes a push for a 3rd MVP trophy while the 76ERS look like they MIGHT get over that playoff hump. PLUS, is JOY and DONNIE discuss the future of boxing in a world of JAKE PAUL’s. In this week’s CULTURE REPORT, the Crazy Gang give their instant reaction to the guilty verdict in the DEREK CHAUVIN case over the murder of GEORGE FLOYD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week on the Maybe I’m Crazy Podcast, HELLER and T share the same birthday week! Join us in wishing two Crazy Gang members a congrats on the annual earth rotation celebration. In WIT IT or QUIT IT, people are dragging KEVIN DURANT for something he said…not new…BUT we see where he’s coming from this time around…Championships change you. Plus, the dysfunction of the EAGLES organization is much worst than we thought. HIGH KEY the face of the NBA is returning soon, LOW KEY the future face of the NBA is getting reps at point guard and things look good! (We’re talking about LEBRON and ZION…for the uninitiated). Also, the NFL DRAFT is around the corner, what should the FALCONS do with the #4 overall pick? In the CULTURE REPORT this week, KANYE WEST’s YEEZY’s are now the best selling shoes in the history of feet. Plus, USHER pulled a Prince Akeem and went partying with his OWN money, but it’s looking like social media didn’t get the full story. Finally, anybody up for a WHITE BOY SUMMER? …I didn’t think so. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this week’s pod, JOY TAYLOR recaps an exciting NCAA TOURNAMENT and gives much due credit to STANFORD and BAYLOR for coming out on top of some of the best college basketball we’ve seen in a while. In WIT IT or QUIT IT, the JETS put an end to the speculation and finally move on from SAM DARNOLD, but will they regret it? And for the 10,000,000th time, sports and politics are inseparable. So go ahead and boycott the MLB, ya dummies. It’ll be fine without you (you’re not really gonna boycott, we see through you). HIGH KEY people are overthinking JUSTIN FIELDS, LOW KEY people are overthinking MAC JONES. Come on people! Plus, AARON RODGERS has a 2nd career waiting for him when he hangs it up. “I’ll take game show host for 400, Aaron.” In the CULTURE REPORT this week, prayers go out to hip-hop legend, DMX and his family after his hospitalization. Plus, JOY and T recap the SPACE JAM 2 trailer and an epic VERZUZ battle that saw the ISLEY BROTHERS take on EARTH WIND AND FIRE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Returning to the podcast, Hall of Famer TERRELL OWENS stopped by to relive his NFL Combine experience and explain why running a 4.63 as a WR won’t hold you back from getting a gold jacket. Plus, which QB prospect’s got the “IT” factor and what’s up with the pre-draft interview? Also, TO’s a maker of a “fame-worthy” Cabernet Sauvignon, so sit back, pour a glass of his 81 VINO, and enjoy some high-quality wine talk with an all-time great. In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, did the DOLPHINS come out on top in the trade with the 49ERS? And whodathunkit, but ATLANTA’s looking like the key to the NFL DRAFT at this point. Plus, the NETS are being aggressive…B-Eing aggressive. HIGH KEY the LAKERS signing of ANDRE DRUMMOND is much ado about something, LOW KEY...LA’s hope still lies with it’s superstars. Plus, SAM DARNOLD’s undervalued and MAC JONES is overvalued. Also, student athletes deserve compensation! In the CULTURE REPORT, Joy and T address LIL NAS X’s hella polarizing music video and the backlash coming his way. Sidenote: raise your kids yourself. Plus, we celebrate this years winners at the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On the podcast this week, rapper and DMV native SINCEREST DON joins JOY TAYLOR to breakdown his musical influences and debate his top 5 rappers of all-time. Plus, being from Virginia, it’s no surprise his NBA GOAT is ALLEN IVERSON, but is his NFL GOAT also a local Virginian? Check out SINCEREST DON’s latest release SMOKE AND MIRRORS anywhere you listen to music. In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, we’re deep enough into NFL FREE AGENCY that Joy’s ready to give her winners and losers of the 2021 offseason. We’re looking at you BROWNS and BEARS! Also, STEVE KERR is mad for no reason. You said what you said, stick to it. HIGH KEY the NBA’s superstars continue to get banged up, LOW KEY…LEBRON’s still the MVP and LAMELO BALL’s still the ROY. Plus, the NCAA basketball tournaments are full of parody and devoid of equity. What else is new? And we’ve got a spicy CULTURE REPORT for ya’ll this week. Hey, Miami! When did the pandemic end? SPRING BREAAAAK!!! Plus, KYLIE JENNER gets dragged for being a billionaire with a GOFUNDME page and relationship YouTuber DERRICK JAXN releases an apology video for cheating on his wife…hypocritical dramaaaaa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Writer for THE RINGER and host of SLOW NEWS DAY, KEVIN CLARK stopped by the podcast to discuss some of the early moves in NFL’s free agency and some of the moves yet to come (DESHAUN WATSON?). PLUS, are the SEAHAWKS mishandling the RUSSELL WILSON “situation”? And what’s it like to be the author of one of the greatest tweets of all-time? In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, with the retirement of one of the most SAINTLY quarterbacks of all-time, will NEW ORLEANS struggle to replace a legend? PLUS the evil emperor himself, BILL BELICHICK is openly plotting his teams return to prominence after watching TOM BRADY and his band of rebels win it all last year…is this the year the EMPIRE STRIKES BACK? HIGH KEY it’s almost that time of year when people complain about their MARCH MADNESS brackets being busted…LOW KEY nobody cares. PLUS, two of the NBA’s best big men are injured while the heavyweights of boxing are about to go at it for the undisputed title. This week in the CULTURE REPORT, JOY and T recap some weekend TV, starting with a socially distanced but highly entertaining GRAMMY’s and finishing things off with the uncomfortable but necessary conversations surrounding the BACHELOR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
With season 4 of FX’s SNOWFALL underway, star DAMSON IDRIS stopped by to break down the art of acting and the importance of choosing roles in stories that “say something”. And, being a native Londoner and ex-soccer player, is DAMSON a fan of American football, or “handball” as he calls it? Plus, JOY TAYLOR clues Damson in on his status as her husband, if he didn’t know, now he knows! HIGH KEY we can FINALLY put an end to the DAK PRESCOTT contract speculation that’s been a staple of sports talk for what feels like FOREVER…LOW KEY let’s speculate on RUSSELL WILSON and his Seattle situation. Plus, BLAKE GRIFFIN’s in BROOKLYN and the PATRIOTS might give JIMMY G a 2nd look. But how’s he your “Plan A”, PATRIOTS? In the CULTURE REPORT this week, JOY and T breakdown the bombshell PRINCE HARRY and MEGHAN MARKLE interview with the legendary OPRAH. People are really showing their true selves in their reactions to the sit-down. Plus, we got our first look at SPACE JAM 2: A NEW LEGACY and whew…the controversy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12 year NFL vet and wine sommelier, WILL BLACKMON joins the podcast for the 2nd time to talk, not only that wine talk, but to help breakdown what’s turned out to be one of the more entertaining NFL offseason’s, and it’s barely even begun. The mass exodus from the TEXANS continues with JJ WATT headed to the desert, will RUSSELL WILSON follow suite and say “buh bye” to the SEAHAWKS? Plus, for the last time, STOP saying “stick to sports”! This week in WIT IT or QUIT IT, JJ WATT played his CARDS right *wink* and is heading to the desert. Is it a paid retirement, or is ARIZONA a contender and we just don’t know it yet? PLUS, does having brothers make you tougher in the end? Also, the SEAHAWKS are mishandling the RUSSELL WILSON situation. I mean, the least they can do is hear DangerRuss out right? HIGH KEY the JETS need to get in on the action of the “Offseason of QB Movement”…LOW KEY so do the STEELERS, but that’s not looking likely. Plus Joy was RIGHT about LAMELO BALL…told yall. In the CULTURE REPORT this week, Joy and T sip some royal tea in anticipation of the MEGHAN MARKLE and PRINCE HARRY interview with the legendary OPRAH. Plus, we recap the virtual GOLDEN GLOBES and give major props to EMMANUEL ACHO for hosting the AFTER THE ROSE ceremony of the BACHELOR! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Joining JOY TAYLOR on the podcast, her partner 5 days a week from 12pm-3pm EST, COLIN COWHERD stopped by after THE HERD to give YOU a peak behind the production curtain and answer those nagging questions like: Why does Colin hate BAKER MAYFIELD? (Hint: he doesnt). Is Colin serious all the time? (Hint: of course not). And how much work goes into making the show? (Hint: a whole bunch). PLUS, Joy and Colin dissect some of the most memorable and impactful moments that have shaped them throughout their careers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Joining JOY TAYLOR this week, Fox Sports journalist and host of The People’s Sports Podcast, CHARLOTTE WILDER stopped by to breakdown one of the THE most entertaining NFL offseasons in memory. Who’s on the move next? DESHAUN WATSON? RUSSELL WILSON?! Plus, it’s time to startup the NBA MVP talk, and should we believe in the NETS? In WIT IT or QUIT IT, quarterback mobility is an off-the-field thing these days, and we love it! The NFL offseason’s taking some cues from the NBA, and it’s been the BEST thing for the league. Speaking of NBA, DRAYMOND GREEN calls out that double standard we’ve all gotten used to. HIGH KEY there’s been a lot less drama in BROOKLYN than we thought there’d be, LOW KEY it looks like CARSON WENTZ could be taking his drama to a certain midwest city. (Is it the one with the super deep dish pizzas?) Plus, Joy breaks down cancel culture for those in need of knowledge, and where’s JJ WATT taking his future hall of fame services? In the CULTURE REPORT this week, Joy and T review the FRED HAMPTON biopic JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH. Also, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE gives a long overdue apology to BRITNEY SPEARS and JANET JACKSON. Plus, MEGAN, DUCHESS of SUSSEX and PRINCE HARRY announce baby #2 and an upcoming sit down with OPRAH. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week in WIT IT or QUIT IT, TOM BRADY is the greatest team athlete ever…I mean, the WIZARDS didn’t win the NBA FINALS in 2003. Sorry MICHAEL JORDAN zeolots. It’s a bad idea hating TOM BRADY, just give in already. Plus, should the CHIEFS be concerned about the future? No more dynasty talk? HIGH KEY it’s easy to say “sorry” after winning your 7th Super Bowl, but what exactly did Brady say to TYRANN MATHIEU? LOW KEY…BYRON LEFTWICH and TODD BOWLES look NOTHING alike. Plus, can the BUCS run it back? In the CULTURE REPORT, JOY and T recap the SBLV pregame performances from H.E.R., MILEY CYRUS, JASMINE SULLIVAN, ALICIA KEYS and AMANDA GORMAN. Plus the halftime performance by THE WEEKND provided great meme material and the SUPER BOWL commercials were on-point this year. Can MICHAEL B JORDAN just be Alexa in real life please?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s SUPER BOWL Week!!! Joining JOY TAYLOR to talk all things SB55, host of The Ashley Ross Show, ASHLEY ROSS. When it comes to Super Bowl matchups, it doesn’t get much better than PATRICK MAHOMES vs TOM BRADY, Ashley gives her big game picks and dishes on whether she thinks Brady’s planning on riding off into the sunset. PLUS, the TEXANS drama continues…what’s next for DESHAUN WATSON and that straaange situation in HOUSTON. In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, Joy and producer JOHN HELLER give their picks for Sundays game. Plus, is there ANY possibility that PATRICK MAHOMES can surpass TOM BRADY as the G.O.A.T.? Also, everyone came away as winners in the RAMS and LIONS trade. Everyone except JARED GOFF. Hooray for blockbuster trades! HIGH KEY first impressions of some of the newest NFL head coaches are less than impressive…LOW KEY it looks like BRADLEY BEAL wants to stick it out and stay in DC. Good for him? Plus a KAREN meets a KING and AARON RODGERS plots his revenge. This week in the CULTURE REPORT, we celebrate the start of BLACK HISTORY MONTH (if you don’t already know why it’s important…who are you?) Plus we give STACEY ABRAMS her much-deserved flowers for being nominated for the NOBEL PEACE PRICE. Finally, JOY and T preview the Super Bowl HALFTIME SHOW. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s MAHOMES vs BRADY!! With the SUPER BOWL matchup set, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl champion cornerback AQIB TALIB joins Joy Taylor to breakdown the conference championship games. Plus, having correctly picked the Super Bowl matchup at the start of the season, Aqib basks in his correctness, before breaking down the matchup of two greats. Also, with the ongoing DESHAUN WATSON news, AQIB gives his take on the situation in HOUSTON and where he’d like to see the star QB suit up. Finally, kneecaps…biting ‘em or naw? Bad coaching decisions aside, AARON RODGERS deserves blame for the NFC Championship loss, WIT IT or QUIT IT? There’s enough blame to go around! You get some blame…you get some blame...it’s all your fault! Plus, approaching what could be his 7th SUPER BOWL win, TOM BRADY could be the greatest American athlete of all-time, but is he the greatest Tom? HIGH KEY…BILLS Mafia should feel pretty good about the future of their favorite team, LOW KEY will DESHAUN WATSON end up suiting up for another AFC East team? One with an aquatic mammal for a mascot maybe? Plus, MATTHEW STAFFORD & the LIONS think it’s best if they see other people. In the CULTURE report this week, T and JOY remember the life and legacy of one of the greatest journalists to do it. Rest In Peace, LARRY KING. Plus, the first week of the BIDEN administration is in the books, is everything fixed yet?!? And once again, we’ve got to give UCLA GYMNASTICS its due props for consistently being great, and NIA DENNIS for bringing the black excellence. And FINALLY, the ASHANTI vs KEYSHIA COLE Verzuz Battle had us remembering the hits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On the podcast this week, iHeartRadio and Knicks Fan TV host ASHLEY NICOLE MOSS joins JOY TAYLOR to breakdown JAMES HARDEN’s move out of HOUSTON, and what that means for KYRIE’s future with the NETS. Speaking of Houston, DESHAUN WATSON’s not getting his due respect, so next stop…MIAMI? Joy’s got her fingers crossed. Plus, the drama continues in PHILADELPHIA and it looks like a legend’s played his last game in the Big Easy. Will PATRICK MAHOMES play? Can the BILLS dethrone the defending champs? In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week Joy and JOHN HELLER preview not only the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP game, but they breakdown the NFC matchup too. Two legends, BRADY vs RODGERS, in what should be an instant classic. The big question: snow or no snow? DONNIE BEACHAM’s favorite football team’s about to hire a head coach. Unfortunately his team’s the LIONS and the hire’s DAN CAMPBELL. Or is it too soon for the “unfortunately”? We’ll see. HIGH KEY the BROWNS might be the best team in the NFL’s best division, LOW KEY is JARED GOFF done in LA? Plus, the BEARD’s in BROOKLYN, we’re talking JAMES HARDEN and the NETS (plenty of beards in Brooklyn already…lookin’ at you hipsters). Who’s going to take on a new role though?? (Lookin’ at you KYRIE) In the CULTURE REPORT this week, ISSA RAE announces that the upcoming season of INSECURE will be the last. Joy and T speculate and share what they’d want out the 5th and final season of the hit show. PLUS, people in HOUSTON are risking it all for BOW WOW and we celebrate the end of the TRUMP era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Former NFL QB & current sports analyst/co-host of the 4TH & FOREVER podcast, MARK SANCHEZ joins the podcast to talk all things “Quarterbackial”. DOUG PEDERSON vs. CARSON WENTZ comes to a head, what’s next for the EAGLES? Is a DESHAUN WATSON to MIAMI trade better for the TEXANS or DOLPHINS? And what about TUA? Plus, Mark and JOY review the CFB NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, and what to expect from Justin Fields & MAC JONES at the next level. In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week…HOUSTON we have a problem! DESHAUN WATSON’s not happy with the TEXANS and for good reason. Lesson for Houston: don’t make promises you can’t keep. PLUS, the BROWNS embarrassed the STEELERS this past Sunday, how’s PITTSBURGH native Joy Taylor handling the “L”. Also, are we too old for TICK TOCK? HIGH KEY with DOUG PEDERSON getting fired, CARSON WENTZ’s time in PHILADELPHIA may not be coming to an end…LOW KEY when did it become an option to just “not get along”. Also, with SUPER WILD CARD WEEKEND in the review mirror, Joy and Donnie Beacham preview the upcoming matchups: will the BROWNS get clapped? LAMAR or JOSH? PACKERS and RAMS (dud of the week). And the SENIOR BOWL…BRADY vs BREES. #WhoYaGot This week in the CULTURE REPORT, THE WEEKND’s got a new music video and a new face to go with it. We can NOT wait for his upcoming SUPER BOWL performance. Plus, SEX AND THE CITY is coming back, but without Samantha…so without the sex? Finally LORI HARVEY and MICHAEL B. JORDAN have make it instagram official and we’re not mad at her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9 year NFL vet and co-host of the MAN TO MAN podcast, DARIUS BUTLER, joins JOY TAYLOR to breakdown the first weekend of playoff football, (hooray for the WILD CARD!!), DOUG PEDERSON’s tanking, and is it too early for DOLPHIN fans to panic? Should TUA be worried? Maybe i'm crazy, but maybe... In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, JOY gives her picks for WILD CARD WEEKEND and mannnn does the BROWNS-STEELERS matchup have her inner Pittsburgh fan nervous. Plus, did DABO SWINNEY’s super shade result in CLEMSON blowout by OHIO STATE? HIGH KEY the DOLPHINS are picking #3 in the NFL DRAFT…LOW KEY should TUA be worried? Also, JOY and DONNIE BEACHAM go through the best fits for each of the current head coaching vacancies in the NFL, plus the whole football world is looking at DOUG PEDERSON differently. This week in the CULTURE REPORT, T is bringing in the new year with a 21 day fast and cutting out social media. NO…MORE…DISTRACTIONS. Plus, JOY & T praise the performances in NETFLIX’s MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM and give the side eye to MEGAN MARKLE’s estranged sister. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
After one of the WORST YEARS in HISTORY, JOY TAYLOR and producer JOHN HELLER take a look back at some of the most positive aspects of 2020 with our awards for the best and brightest moments of such a sh*tty year. This week in WIT IT or QUIT IT, will a team from the south be college football champs this year? Will the first round feature blowouts or close matchups? Plus, is AARON RODGERS about to win his 2nd Super Bowl? HIGH KEY the CLIPPERS took a massive beating at the hands of the MAVERICKS…LOW KEY no matter how you look at it, 51 points is a big deal. HIGH KEY…DWAYNE HASKINS has turned into a cautionary tale. PLUS, can the BROWNS mess around and miss the playoffs? Of course they can. In the CULTURE REPORT this week, T and JOY list the Top 10 Cultural Moments from the wonderful year that was 2020. Plus, we review the newest entry into the superhero genre WW84. Also DISNEY and PIXAR have done it again with the release of SOUL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
’Tis the season for a TOP 5 list, and what better time than 2020 for Joy Taylor to list her TOP 5 FAVORITE CHRISTMAS VILLAINS. Joined by producer John Heller, Joy breaks down some of pop cultures greatest holiday meanies. Drop your own TOP 5 in the comments below!! This week in WIT IT or QUIT IT, speaking of villains, DABO SWINNEY is embracing his inner “bad guy” and selling the fight against OSU, kind of Conor McGregor’ing it. PLUS, The JETS just had the worst victory in the history of victories. Way to go guys! The NBA season is back like it never left…it kind of didn’t. In HIGH KEY LOW KEY this week, Joy and producer Donnie Beacham preview the upcoming NBA season. Will LEBRON and the LAKERS repeat? Did the HEAT get left behind in the EAST? Will GIANNIS pull the MVP 3peat? And which rookie will be crowned ROOKIE OF THE YEAR? In the CULTURE REPORT this week, the COMING 2 AMERICA trailer is finally here, but we didn’t Prince Akeem was out there sowing his royal outs before marrying Lisa McDowell. ALSO a recap of the legendary E-40 vs TOO SHORT Verzuz Battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
After a couple of weeks off, the podcast is back, and just in time for the best NFL game of the season. RAVENS vs BROWNS was the MNF game we all deserved. PLUS, the STEELERS might be one of the worst 11-2 teams ever. In HIGH KEY LOW KEY this week, the EAGLES should have gone with JALEN HURTS earlier while CARSON WENTZ as a COLT just makes too much sense. HIGH KEY, AARON RODGERS might leapfrog PATRICK MAHOMES for the MVP, LOW KEY can we stop the search for the “next Mahomes”? Plus, GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO might be the latest all-time great to go ringless, and the NETS look the be the most NBA’s most interesting. In the MIGOS CULTURE REPORT, T and JOY are excited for the VERSUS BATTLE the Bay Area’s been waiting for, E-40 vs TOO $HORT. Also, COLIN KAEPERNICK and BEN & JERRY collaborate to make sure your taste buds remain righteous while TAYLOR SWIFT’s released a new album to make your eardrums do a little dance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We’re kicking off the holiday season in the best way possible, the whole Crazy Gang (minus-ASHLEIGH, we miss you) got together for a loooong overdue, digital FRIENDSGIVING. We catch up with JOHN HILL on his upcoming album, JEREMY BENBOW on his upcoming film, ARIANA BERLIN on her upcoming baby, DONNIE, HELLER, and T give their life updates, and former co-host BRANDON NEWMAN rejoins JOY TAYLOR to fill us in on the latest happenings in the Life of Newman (hint: baby cameo). In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, JOY & HELLER review the lineup of Thanksgiving Day games. Is Joy taking the STEELERS for realers over the RAVENS? PLUS, will the COWBOYS “win” the awful, awful division they’re in? HIGH KEY…DONNIE, our resident-LIONS fan, is hoping his team comes away with a loss against TEXANS…LOW KEY, bring JIM CALDWELL back! PLUS, we can’t wait to watch the battle of the GOATS (Brady vs. Mahomes). While we’re in the reunion mood, in the CULTURE REPORT, T reviews the FRESH PRINCE of BEL AIR reunion on HBO MAX which will have you feeling all the feels. Plus, speaking of HBO MAX, NICKI MINAJ has a new docuseries on the way. Also, the AMA’s happened over the weekend, and we give MEGAN THEE STALLION her due praise and question the originality of J-LO’s performance. And finally, it’s almost time for the THANKSGIVING PARADE. Jot something down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
With the NBA season already around the corner, who better to have on the pod than NBA staff writer for THE RINGER, KEVIN O’CONNOR. The rumors around JAMES HARDEN and the NETS has JOY and KEVIN contemplating the NBA’s next big 3, and what makes this trio standout from the one’s we’ve seen before. Plus, NBA DRAFT talk and what the CHRIS PAUL to PHOENIX trade means for DEVIN BOOKER’s stardom. In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, we assign an emoji to each NFL division. The NFC EAST has gotta be the poop emoji, right? And the SEAHAWKS and RUSSELL WILSON started off hot, but it’s been kind of chilly in recent weeks. Time to give up on SEATTLE? HIGH KEY the NFC EAST is the worst of the worst. LOW KEY the GIANTS might just be the best of the worst. Plus, will JAMES HARDEN to the NETS be a beautiful disaster? And we celebrate KIM NG’s hire as GM of the MARLINS. In the CULTURE REPORT this week, THE WEEKND is adding his name to the long list of artists to perform during the SUPER BOWL. Plus, KEVIN HART returns with a new NETFLIX special in the age of COVID-19. Also, MEGAN THEE STALLION was awarded the GQ Rapper of the Year, and man does she deserve! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
n WIT IT or QUIT IT this week would native Yinzer (someone from Pittsburgh), JOY TAYLOR, take her hometown STEELERS over the CHIEFS as the best team in the NFL? Better question, can we just play the AFC Championship game now? Also, speaking of teams Joy roots for, the DOLPHINS have their QB in TUA TAGOVAILOA. After Sunday’s win over the CARDINALS, is he better than KYLER MURRAY? HIGH KEY plenty of NFL teams are going to be completely revamping their rosters next season, let the wild speculation begin!! LOW KEY could BILL BELICHICK follow TOM BRADY to FLORIDA? Speculate, speculate, speculate! HIGH KEY the BUCS lost a must-win Sunday night game vs the SAINTS…LOW KEY should Tampa fans be concerned? Plus, JUSTIN HERBERT’s putting up historic numbers, but the CHARGERS just can’t get right. This week in the CULTURE REPORT, the election’s over and we’ve got a new president-elect. Joy and T are both excited about JOE BIDEN and KAMALA HARRIS’ win, and exhausted with the antics coming out of the WHITE HOUSE. Plus, with the passing of the legendary ALEX TREBEK, we remember the iconic game show host and his impact on television history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Joy Taylor the Troll Slayer & the NFL’s Best Team | EP 164 | Maybe I’m Crazy It’s election week, finally, and JOY’s got a troll filter on her TWITTER...how do we get one of those in real life? But, in the world of sports, the CHIEFS are still the best team in the NFL, WIT IT or QUIT IT? Plus, is TUA more TEBOW than MARINO? HIGH KEY, based on the way the RAMS & CHARGERS look, LA’s not going to be able to pull off the championship hat trick…LOW KEY the RAVENS might still end up on top when it’s all said and done. PLUS, the PACKERS are the same team as last year…not good enough. In the CULTURE REPORT this week, T and JOY’s anxiety levels are on 10 as the presidential election comes to an end. KANYE’s still on the ballot, but honestly, who cares? We did our civic duty, we hope you participated in the process too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
'Tis the season for scares and frights! In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve, it’s a scary BATTLE ROYALE. We’re talking WITCHES vs VAMPIRES vs GHOSTS vs CLOWNS!! Who’s bringing the scares?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Football renaissance man and one of JOY TAYLOR's Scouts Feed co-hosts for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on Amazon Prime, BUCKY BROOKS makes his return to the podcast as things fall apart in DALLAS. Should they give MIKE MCCARTHY the boot? Bucky doesn’t think so, but he DOES think the COWBOYS are the NEW EDITION of the NFL. Plus, CAM NEWTON and the PATRIOTS try to bounce back, MIAMI’s embracing TUA TIME and which team is the NFL’s scariest? In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, after the immediate response (or lack thereof) to what happened to ANDY DALTON, the COWBOYS are clearly all out of fight, but can they still win the super awful NFC EAST? Plus, the BUCS just got even more “interesting" thanks to the ANTONIO BROWN addition. Are they now SUPER BOWL favorites? HIGH KEY the STEELERS and CHIEFS look like the best of the best…LOW KEY which is better though?? HIGH KEY, the BROWNS lose ODELL BECKHAM, did they just lose the season? And the countdown to TUA TIME is winding down. In the CULTURE REPORT, It’s the week leading up to the U.S. ELECTION, finally!!! Make sure you’re registered and exercising your right to vote. Plus, a HOCUS POCUS sequel is officially in the works. We are so excited for a part 2 to the BEST HALLOWEEN MOVIE EVER! And as always, DRAKE’s got new music on the way. Question: could DRAKE hold up against BEYONCE in a VERSUS BATTLE? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Fresh off his third career 200-yard rushing game, HEISMAN trophy winner and NFL All-Pro, DERRICK HENRY stopped by the podcast to give some insight on what it’s like being on the most underrated 0-5 team in the league, preparing to face off against the undefeated STEELERS. Also, RYAN TANNEHILL for MVP? Well, MVP candidate Derrick Henry thinks so. Speaking of MVP, the star running back gives some insight on how the late-great KOBE BRYANT keeps him motivated. In WIT IT or QUIT IT, we ask the important questions like, “did TUA-TIME come too early?” And did you know RYAN FITZPATRICK went to Harvard? PLUS, could the COWBOYS actually NOT win the dreaded NFC East? HIGH KEY the PATRIOTS lost to the BRONCOS…LOW KEY they’ve practiced twice in 2 weeks, calm down. Also, the PACKERS have an issue and TREVOR LAWRENCE may be a JET. Plus, which team is the NFL’s best? This week in the CULTURE REPORT, T and JOY can’t wait for BEYONCE’s new IVY PARK and ADDIDAS collection. Plus, in TV news, I Know What You Did Last Summer is getting a series. We’re unsure how to feel about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week in WIT IT or QUIT IT, with LeBron’s 4th championship coming during a season to remember, JOY TAYLOR and producer JOHN HELLER resurrect the annual GOAT conversation. LEBRON JAMES or MICHAEL JORDAN? Plus, people still driving Hummers? Also, DAK’s been the perfect COWBOY, will the ankle injury hurt his future pockets? In HIGH KEY LOW KEY, the HEAT will be back, but the EAST is going to look very different. KEVIN STEFANSKI has the BROWNS looking like a whole new team, and JOY & producer DONNIE discuss the NFL’s worst teams. Plus, JUSTIN HERBERT’s got a new nickname. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week on the podcast we had NFL legend and Fox studio analyst MICHAEL VICK breakdown what’s gone wrong for a couple of his old teams in 2020. Are DAN QUINN’s days in ATLANTA numbered? And how good should EAGLES fans feel about leading the lowly NFC EAST. Plus, we ask the OG mobile QB about the current generation of stars he inspired during his HOF career. In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, now ex-TEXANS head coach/GM BILL O’BRIEN bit off more than he could chew, and held DESHAUN WATSON back in the process **bummer**. PLUS, the BROWNS just embarrassed the COWBOYS, is a culture being built in CLEVELAND? Speaking of America’s team, HIGH KEY the COWBOYS look atrocious…LOW KEY is this just a slow start or will the atrocities last? HIGH KEY…TYLER HERRO’s fitting in perfectly with the HEAT culture…LOW KEY gotta work on that snarl-face. PLUS the NFL’s handling COVID-19 better than the federal government. In the CULTURE REPORT this week, we’re excited JOY is joining BUCKY BROOKS and DANIEL JEREMIAH for NFL's Thursday Night Football Scout’s Feed on AMAZON PRIME & TWITCH, plus T and JOY review SNL’s return and the release of BORAT 2’s trailer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2x NBA Champion and MIAMI HEAT legend, CHRIS BOSH, joins the podcast this week as the Finals matchup has finally been set. LAKERS vs. HEAT! As 1/3rd of the Big 3, Bosh shares his unique perspective on the culture of the HEAT and what it’s like watching LEBRON’s 17th season as he prepares to go up against his former team. PLUS what’s it going to take for MIAMI to pull off the upset? This week in WIT IT or QUIT IT, the CHIEFS and PATRICK MAHOMES reassert themselves as top of the AFC. No SUPER BOWL hangover when your offseason is quarantined. Also, if the SAM DARNOLD-led JETS fail their way to the #1 pick in the draft, they should take TREVOR LAWRENCE…wit it or quit it? HIGH KEY, Joy had the PACKERS missing the playoffs in her preseason predictions…LOW KEY predictions are guesses, get off her back. PLUS, the NFC EAST is a dumpster fire and the rookie QB class of 2020 gets a 3 week performance review. In the CULTURE REPORT this week, T and Joy collectively dread the first presidential debate (deflections and low blows and lies, OH MY). Plus, the cancelation of TORY LANEZ continues as he releases “music” nobody wants. ALSO, we celebrate Disney casting YARA SHAHIDI as Tinkerbell in the upcoming PETER PAN & WENDY. Plus, RIHANNA’s Fenty Brand is releasing a new line of menswear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week on the podcast we welcome Heisman Trophy Winner, Super Bowl Champion, and co-host of Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff, REGGIE BUSH, who gives his take on college football in 2020. Would he opt out of the season if he was a college athlete in the PAC 12 this fall? In the NFL, coming off the MNF loss to the RAIDERS, what’s the state of the SAINTS heading into Week 3? And is a lack of preseason games to blame for the rash of injuries, or could it be something more “surface” level? In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, The COWBOY’s didn’t win Sunday, the FALCONS lost and are a complete dumpster fire. Plus, RUSSELL WILSON has JOY changing her prediction for the 2020 MVP. Sidenote: DangeRuss has got a new nickname. HIGH KEY the injury bug has bitten most of the league and now we miss preseason games…LOW KEY rookie JUSTIN HERBERT’s debut for the CHARGERS has DOLPHINS fans anticipating TUA’s turn. PLUS, the LAKERS look to end the NUGGETS playoff run. This week in the CULTURE REPORT, T and JOY remember the life and accomplishments of RUTH BADER GINSBERG and stress the importance of exorcising your civic duty in this upcoming election (and all the ones to follow). Plus, the EMMY’s this year was a success, despite the virtual circumstances (Major congrats to REGINA KING and ZENDAYA!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
With Week 1 of the NFL season officially in the books, JOY TAYLOR breaks down her takes on the biggest news coming out of the first batch of games. RUSSEL WILSON gets his due praise, there’s no need for the BUCS to panic, and the NFC East is looking mighty shaky. Strictly “reactions", no “overreactions”! In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, CAM NEWTON & BILL BELICHICK have a mutually beneficial relationship and snatching chains is unacceptable!! Plus, BAKER MAYFIELD’s got one more season to prove himself. Week 2 vs the BENGALS is looking like a must-win already! HIGH KEY it’s time to dig into the overreactions coming out of week 1 of the NFL, LOW KEY the NFC EAST is a dumpster fire. PLUS, the ROCKETS surprised no-one by getting eliminated in the playoffs, was moving on from D’ANTONI the right move? (The answer’s obvious). This week in the CULTURE REPORT, T and JOY react to the breaking new of CARDI B and OFFSET filing for divorce. Plus, GOOD TIMES is coming to NETFLIX, but in animated form. Thanks Steph Curry! Also, the PATTI LABELLE and GLADYS KNIGHT versus battle was the MOST legendary, and we pour one out for KEEPING W/ THE KARDASHIANS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week on the podcast we welcome NEW ORLEANS First-team All-Pro linebacker DEMARIO DAVIS who, as a member of the players coalition, is actively working on solutions to ending social injustices & racial inequality. Aside from making the world a better place, DEMARIO’s on the field work is getting ramped up, and JOY TAYLOR sees a bright future for dem SAINTS. In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, JOY and producer DONNIE BEACHAM whip out the NFL crystal ball and let the predictions fly for the 2020 season. HIGH KEY the unapologetic blackness of CAM NEWTON has fueled the doubters…LOW KEY you can’t be both FOR & AGAINST cancel culture. Which is it? And, are GIANNIS’ days in Milwaukee numbered? This week in the CULTURE REPORT, gender reveal parties have gone too far, once again! Plus, JOY & T are equally excited about the FRESH PRINCE reunion, but who’s their favorite “non-Will” character? Also, the GOLDEN GIRLS are being temporarily rebooted in an effort to promote the vote. But what about a more permanent reboot? PS. We love you Tracee Ellis Ross! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
NBA & 2x NCAA champ, COREY BREWER is home from the NBA BUBBLE and free to spend time with his family (congrats on the newborn!). With ORLANDO in the rearview, COREY reflects on his time playing in THE most unique NBA season of all time, the impact the game has had on the movement for SOCIAL JUSTICE, and what to expect from the rest of the playoffs. In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, JOY & producer JOHN HELLER discuss the recent strike throughout sports and players using their platform to expand the conversation on social justice and police reform. Plus, JOY gives her “unbiased” picks for the rest of the NBA playoffs. In HIGH KEY-LOW KEY this week, CAM NEWTON brought the gospel energy to PATRIOTS practice, has NEW ENGLAND always been this musically yoked? Also, the CLIPPERS are embracing the “Bad Boy” label, the HEAT are heading to the NBA FINALS & LSU’s JA’MARR CHASE might be a trendsetter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Co-host of FOX Sports Radio’s The Odd Couple, journalist ROB PARKER joins the podcast for the first time giving his take on baseball’s return amidst the a global pandemic, and which teams he sees squaring off in the World Series. In the world of hoops, all the pressure’s on GIANNIS & the BUCKS, and the CLIPPERS are still primed to make a run. PLUS, College Football in the fall…good idea, bad idea? In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, in light of ROGER GOODELL’s recent appearance on UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS w/ a BLACK MAN, JOY TAYLOR & producer JOHN HELLER breakdown the ways sports and social issues have ALWAYS intersected. Plus, the WARRIORS' historic run has ruined fans expectations. HIGH KEY the SIXERS are a splashy hire away from the hype coming back to PHILLY…LOW KEY what’s with the struggles of some of the NBA’s best “2nd Guys”. Plus, LAMELO BALL is already a star! This week in the CULTURE REPORT, T and JOY review some of the latest trailers out of the DC FanDome event, THE BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN 1984, and THE ROCK’s confusing BLACK ADAM trailer. Plus, JOE BIDEN’s got a running mate and her name’s pronounced ka-MAL-ah. Finally, shout out to MEGAN THEE STALLION for telling her truth. #ProtectBlackWomen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week in WIT IT or QUIT IT…playoff basketball has finally made its triumphant return, and the games are living up to the hype! In honor of the arrival of meaningful games, JOY TAYLOR and producer JOHN HELLER go over her picks for the 2020 NBA Playoffs. CLIPPERS fans…this is your time! PLUS, 2 questions: Is BAKER MAYFIELD all bark no bite? And Is “keen” too big a word for country music? HIGH KEY we need to keep some of these NBA Bubble innovations (8th seed play-in games, we’re looking at you!) LOW KEY the MLB needs to embrace to the FUN. PLUS, the baseball team in CLEVELAND handled their most irresponsible players in the most responsible way. FINALLY, the BRADY hype-train is gathering steam…LOW KEY, people need to be more low key about the BUCS. In the CULTURE REPORT this week, we take a sneak peak at the jerseys the TOON SQUAD will be wearing in SPACE JAM 2. All the colors!!! Plus, KEVIN HART and WILL SMITH team up for a remake of a classic comedy. Then, we give much deserved props to the newest inductees of the RADIO HALL OF FAME. FINALLY, the new song/video from DRAKE provided the internets with some quality meme-age. Last but not least…the MIC FANTASY FOOTBALL league is back! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, location & occupation for a chance to go up against the CRAZY GANG this season! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
JOY TAYLOR reacts to the cancellation of the PAC 12 & BIG 10 fall football seasons, & why a lack of leadership is hurting the country…I mean the sport…PLUS, there’s a problem with playing spring football. This week in WIT IT or QUIT IT…Producer JOHN HELLER & JOY look into the crystal ball (or bubble) and peak at the BLAZERS vs LAKERS 1st round series. We want AT LEAST 7 games. PLUS, "The Process" in PHILLY is over and done with. Tanking doesn’t work…period. In HIGH KEY-LOW KEY, is CAM NEWTON being replaced by a pod-person, or is he just buying into the PATRIOTS way? Producer-editor, DONNIE BEACHAM thinks it’s the former. PLUS, the CLIPPERS & HEAT gear up for the playoffs and THE most unique season of HARD KNOCKS debuts on HBO. In the MIGOS CULTURE REPORT, T & JOY give a review of the powerful JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH trailer. ALSO, we’re OVER people being outraged over WAP; there’s nothing new about this kind of song. PLUS, another WHITNEY HOUSTON biopic in the works, can we do it right this time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
NBA Champion and University of Arizona Assistant Coach, JASON TERRY returns to the podcast to take us through his thoughts on the first week of the NBA restart: are ZION WILLIAMSON's restrictions a smart move for the PELICANS, who’s coming away with the Bill O'Brien trophy, and is LEBRON JAMES playing his best basketball? In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week JOY TAYLOR and producer JOHN HELLER debate ZION’s star status in the NBA bubble. Plus, much deserved props are given to the execution of these games (we’re FANS of the virtual FANS!) ALSO, PATRIOTS opt-outs have us tempering expectations for CAM NEWTON’s situation in New England HIGH KEY the ROCKETS look like the sleeper team of the restart…LOW KEY, TOM BRADY’s iPhone still has a headphone jack (jealous?) PLUS, the ratings are in for the NBA & MLB and (gasp!) people are still into sports. Whodathunkit? This week in the MIGOS CULTURE REPORT, we celebrate the release of BEYONCE’s BLACK IS KING on DISNEY+. In relationship news, TIFFANY HADDISH and COMMON appear to be a thing. PLUS, CARDI B and MEGAN THEE STALLION have collaborated…finally!! And TIKTOK gains Enemy of the State status. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Fox Sports Radio host and NEW YORK JETS fan, JASON MCINTYRE joins JOY TAYLOR for the first time to give his reaction to the JAMAL ADAMS trade, and what’s the deal with LE’VEON BELL’s twitter reaction? PLUS, Covid-19 has PATRIOTS players opting out and the MARLINS postponing games…is it too early to panic? In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, JOY and producer JOHN HELLER think LOU WILLIAMS should’ve just sent somebody to get those LEMON PEPPER WINGS, plus we’ve got a feeling LE’VEON BELL secretly wants to follow JAMAL ADAMS lead & leave the JETS too. HIGH KEY those orange WNBA hoodies are a must-have (add to cart)…LOW KEY the MARLINS are hitting the pause button. PLUS stay off of CAM NEWTON’s plate, let the man vegan! This week in the CULTURE REPORT, T and JOY go over the 2020 EMMY NOMINATIONS, DRAKE breaks another BILLBOARD record, & we eagerly anticipate MICHELLE OBAMA’S podcasting debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
MARC SPEARS, senior NBA writer for THE UNDEFEATED joins JOY TAYLOR for the first time to give us an inside look at life in the NBA bubble, and an idea of what to expect from the season restart. HINT: if you want to watch hoops, you’re going to get a message. In WIT or QUIT IT this week, JOY and producer JOHN HELLER are excited to have sports again! The NBA bubble is fully working and LEBRON JAMES should win league MVP award. PLUS, the perfect MLB season is almost here. Every game matters!! HIGH KEY…ANTONIO BROWN can now fully focus on rap…hooray! LOW KEY protesting during the national anthem is STILL triggering folks. Are ya’ll really about to boycott sports? This week in the MIGOS CULTURE REPORT we reluctantly discuss the most recent KANYE WEST news. It’s a distraction! PLUS, YARA SHAHIDI inks a production deal, and CHRIS EVANS is the future Mr. Taylor. He just doesn’t know it yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Basketball is almost back! So who better to join JOY TAYLOR on the pod than NBA writer for USA Today, MARK MEDINA, who’s covering the league's return from inside the bubble in Orlando. As players take over DISNEY and practices ramp up, is there anyway to predict the 2020 NBA Champion? PLUS, with fans playing a crucial role to the NBA experience, how will the fan-less environment impact the upcoming games. HIGH KEY…CAM NEWTON’s more motivated than ever as he takes over for the GOAT in New England…LOW KEY…UFC FIGHT ISLAND was a success. PLUS, DAK PRESCOTT’s betting on himself in 2020. Good move? Bad move? Sad news in the CULTURE REPORT this week as we mourn the untimely deaths of NAYA RIVERA and KELLY PRESTON. But in more positive news, we’re excited about the casting news of the CW’s BATWOMAN, and of course T & JOY weigh in on the AUGUST/JADA/WILL dramaaaa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Host of Bleacher Report's TAKE IT THERE, journalist TAYLOR ROOKS stopped by the podcast to give her take on PATRICK MAHOMES becoming the NFL’s highest paid player, and what it means for his fellow star QBs. PLUS, JOY & TAYLOR (whoa!!) discuss DAN SNYDER buckling under pressure to finally change the name of the WASHINGTON R-WORDS, TRUMP goes after BUBBA WALLACE, and the NBA’s “bubble" season looms. In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, producer JOHN HELLER & JOY ponder whether PATRICK MAHOMES & the CHIEFS are making too long of a commitment. PLUS it’s time to brainstorm some alternative team names for that team in WASHINGTON. HIGH KEY…CAM NEWTON's ready to roar this season (do Patriots roar?)…LOW KEY…ZION WILLIAMSON looks like he’s ready to break BATMAN’s back. **BANE reference** This week in the MIGOS CULTURE REPORT, T & JOY are excited about the new production deals coming COLIN KAEPERNICK’s way, buuuut the same can’t be said of KANYE WEST’s recent presidential announcement. PLUS, T’s finally seen HAMILTON and gives her review…spoiler alert…she loved it!
Former NFL linebacker and the new co-host of FS1’s Speak for Yourself, EMMANUEL ACHO joins the podcast to clue us in on how the first week on the job is going, and what it’s like getting your ‘dream job’ exactly 4 years after an unsuccessful audition. Plus, JOY & EMMANUEL react to CAM NEWTON’s move to NEW ENGLAND and try to make sense of his critics. Make ‘em make sense! In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, producer JOHN HELLER and JOY accept the the PATRIOTS for the cheaters they are. PLUS amid the pandemic and the return of sport, are players wrong for publicizing their workouts? HIGH KEY the WNBA & NBA are basically here and we don’t know what to expect…LOW KEY AARON RODGERS is about to have an MVP-type season thanks to JORDAN LOVE. Ya’ll done pissed him off. In the MIGOS CULTURE REPORT, the 2020 BET AWARDS went virtual and it was a complete and utter SUCCESS!!! Plus, BEYONCE’s surprise dropping virtual album on DISNEY+, and KANYE WEST brings his clothes to the people thanks to the GAP.
All-Pro linebacker, LAVAR ARRINGTON, joins fellow Pittsburgh native JOY TAYLOR for the 2nd time to shed some light on the state of the STEELERS, and breakdown their "favorite team" as analysts and then as fans. Plus, LAVAR gives his take on whether or not COLIN KAEPERNICK has a future in the NFL. HIGH KEY the DAK PRESCOTT contract saga may be over “soon”...LOW KEY the WARRIORS championship aspirations may not be. HIGH KEY Bills QB JOSH ALLEN doesn’t want to be Captain Checkdown...LOW KEY Safety JAMAL ADAMS just doesn’t want to be a JET. Plus, the KNICKS are searching for a head coach and JAMES DOLAN’s got new music! In the CULTURE REPORT this week, T and JOY are super excited about HAMILTON coming to DISNEY PLUS, and can’t wait to see JAMIE FOXX as MIKE TYSON in the upcoming biopic. Also, the ESPYS went virtual this year and BEYONCE surprise-dropped a new single.
Former NFL All-Pro and host of FS1’s Speak for Yourself, MARCELLUS WILEY makes his podcast debut, joining JOY TAYLOR for a wide ranging conversation. Wiley offers words of encouragement for those advocating for change, and gives his two cents on whether or not the NBA’s return would serve as a distraction. PLUS, ever wonder what it’d be like to go to the San Diego Zoo with Outkast? You know you have. HIGH KEY…CAM NEWTON’s healthy but hopelessly unemployed…TUA TAGAVAILOA’s almost healthy and “miraculously” coming back. HIGH KEY the BROWNS running game might be scary…LOW KEY not as scary as JET SKI’s. This week in the CULTURE REPORT, T and JOY breakdown the dramatic season finale of HBO’s INSECURE, the new powerful comedy special from DAVE CHAPPELLE, 8:46, and ABC just revealed the first Black bachelor in the in it's 24 seasons, are they watching?
Pro Bowl wide receiver and Super Bowl Champion GREG JENNINGS returns to the podcast to shed some light on his perspective of the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement as a father and resident of Minneapolis. Plus, JOY TAYLOR & GREG react to the recent apologies from DREW BREES and ROGER GOODELL, and the importance of listening. This week in WIT IT or QUIT IT, producer JOHN HELLER & JOY discuss DREW BREES tossing digital red meat to the army of “deplorables”, and his ensuing apology. Plus, sports leagues & teams are handling social issues much differently in light of recent protests. It’s about time. HIGH KEY will baseball comeback or not? Time’s a tickin’. LOW KEY it’s a given that CONOR MCGREGOR’s coming back…we don’t believe you Conor, retirement, ha! HIGH KEY the return of the NBA is around the corner. LOW KEY we’ve gotta wait longer for KEVIN DURANT’s return…that’s just fine. In the MIGOS CULTURE REPORT this week…T and JOY discuss the state of the culture in the wake of GEORGE FLOYD’s memorials and the protests/conversations that have sprung up recent weeks, including some from our favorite neighbors on SESAME STREET.
Star Guard for the BROOKLYN NETS, SPENCER DINWIDDIE joins the podcast this week to shed some light on how he’s experienced and coped with racial injustices, and offers some possible solutions on how we can move forward as a community. As for the rest of the show: with the events of the past couple weeks, we thought it would be best to set the sports discussions aside for a moment to reflect on the emotions we are all experiencing in these most trying of times.
Joining JOY TAYLOR on the podcast this week, Machete himself, DANNY TREJO graced us with his legendary presence and shed some light on his journey from playing “Inmate #1” to being one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood. In WIT IT or QUIT IT this week, JOY and producer JOHN HELLER recap the most entertaining golf MATCH in a long time, TOM BRADY split his pants! And as the NFL offseason continues, so too does CAM NEWTON’s free agency. HIGH KEY…JOE BURROW’s going to have to fight his way through the AFC North, LOW KEY…MIKE TYSON looks ripped and ready to fight his way through anything or anybody. HIGH KEY…the JETS have a decision to make, LOW KEY…as do the PATRIOTS (Stidham or Hoyer…Hoyer or Stidham…hmmm) In the MIGOS CULTURE REPORT, T and JOY celebrate MEGAN THEE STALLION and her single SAVAGE topping the Billboard charts. Plus HBO MAX is here, so let the bingeing continue. And finally, the MET GALA has been cancelled this year, but the BET AWARDS isn’t and we can’t wait to see how this virtual awards show gets pulled off.