XP PSP s01e08: MLB Fan Cave finalist April Whitzman

November 4th, 2013

Panel: Dave Cunning, Harold Dale

Guest: April Whitzman

2013 MLB Fan Cave Dweller April Whitzman drops by to talk about her experience as Toronto's ultimate fan, her experience seeing the World Series played out, the continuing plight of the Toronto Blue Jays, and more. Harold chimes in to teach everyone how to pronounce "Z", and Zorro finds his way into the conversation somehow too.  

XP PSP s01e07: Go Berzerk

October 18th, 2013
Panel: Dave Cunning, Harold Dale, Ryan Brown, Dan Nabben

In this episode, we discuss:

-Ilya Bryzgalov's free agent woes, and getting cut - whether to stick with it or pack it in. 
-Tim Thomas, taking a year off and expecting to pick up where he left off; who can actually do that. 
-The guy in every sport on every team that's a little off. 
-Hertl's goal, "The Code", and what it means in different sports. 
-The place of fighting in hockey and all sports. 
-Whether the opinion of former players or analysts who didn't play holds more weight than the other.

XP PSP s01e05: The Cult of Personality

July 26th, 2013

In our fifth episode, we discuss: 

Chicago's Stanley Cup win, and winning on the road. 
Sachin loses his mind and contends that the Spurs won the NBA finals.

The Luongo/Schneider debacle, Kovalchuk's NHL retirement, Bryzgalov's buyout, and the pressure of media in a big market. 

Sachin and Harold hate on Dwight Howard. 
Evaluating whether playing hurt is heroic or insane. 
Pro players in the Olympics, and collegiate athletes making money.

Drugs in baseball. 

 And plenty more.

XP PSP s01e04: The Black Parade

June 17th, 2013

In episode 4 of XP PSP we discuss: 

-The demise of the LA Kings and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Conference Finals, and the Hawks/Bruins Cup Final from all angles. 
-steps to take when choosing a new playoff team to cheer for when yours has been ousted. 
 -Game fixing. 
-Superstitions of fans and athletes, and how they affect performance. 
-The NBA Final between the Spurs and Heat.

XP PSP s01e03: Chelsea’s Dagger

June 1st, 2013

In this episode, we: 

1) catch up on the first two rounds of NHL playoff eliminations, previewing conference finals, and catching up on the NBA playoffs, and our predictions across both sports. 
2) 8th seeds running wild in the playoffs, and the legitimacy of an 8th seeds playoff threat across sports. 
3) Which sport's playoffs are the hardest to win. 
4) The audacity of people calling close, low scoring playoff games boring. 
5) cheering for players vs teams; former players becoming/succeeding as coaches (Roy, Gretzky), Tortorella benching Brad Richards, "contract years"....

....and plenty more.

XP PSP s01e02: By Crooked Steps

May 10th, 2013

In our second episode, we discuss: 

-The NHL playoffs; the demise of the Vancouver Canucks, and how to fix them. 
 -The differences between the regular season and the playoffs. 
-The NBA playoffs; Jason Collins, and homosexuality in sports. 
-Brittany Griner, and the prospect of women playing in the NBA, and other male dominated sports. 
 -plenty more.

XP PSP s01e01: Evenflow

May 2nd, 2013

In our premier episode, we chatted about: 

-The NHL playoffs, previewing a few of the first-round series. 
-The NFL draft, Manti T’eo, and whether owners should touch the championship trophy first or not. 
-The NBA playoffs, and whether the Miami Heat can be beaten. 
-Why the Toronto Blue Jays are still bad.
 -Whether coaches or management are to blame for a team with good players being bad. 
 -much, much more. Well, a little bit more.