The Hip and the Lip are back with the “shocking” news of Eli’s demotion for the one and only….GENO! The Lip goes off on John Mara while the Hip tries to understand the Lip’s and Mara’s thought process for questioning and spearheading this campaign to oust Eli, respectively. As part of the Hip’s tendency to call out the hipstah irony to such public outpours of anger, the Hip questions whether or not this is that shocking considering the Giants are finished and the Lip expresses fear that maybe Mara is considering keeping McAdoo past this season. From the worst team in NY to the best, the New York Yank…no, scratch that, it’s your New York Islanders! The Hip asks the Lip why JT has taken off after a slow start to which the Lip attributes Josh Bailey back on that line and Mathew Barzal’s emergence and chemistry with Jordo Eberle. During the Lip’s “gushing,” the Hip subtly moves to the Knicks and observes the starved Knicks fans perhaps over-exuberant affection for KP. The Lip questions the team’s ability to have success with only one road win and an upcoming unforgiving road schedule. A little college football along with the slim figure of Dominic Smith intended to round out the episode until a Lip blunder during NFL picks gave us the real hipstah moment of zenith for the week.
The Hip and Lip chronicle all that was a miserable weekend for NY sports fans (unless you’re an Islanders fan!). First on the docket are the Yankees going gently into that good night. The Hip looks at the Yankees bright future while the Lip takes the perspective that this was a missed opportunity to have a really special season. The guys focus on the lack of offense as the Yankees downfall concluding with “Ace’s Ace” Lance McCullers throwing 24 straight curveballs to finish off the Yanks. As part of a mini WS preview, the Hip says, “speaking of curve balls….how about that Rich Hill.” Speaking of offensive no shows…how about those NY Giants! Despite the Jets’ excruciating loss, the Hip at least got a laugh at Richie Anderson’s TD “celebration.” Going around the NFL this week includes mocking of three shutouts, a QB throwing 7 passes, and oh apparently the Hip was intrigued by the QB eye view NBC was forced to show due to fog. The Lip has a little fun at the expense of the Mets’ new manager as part of the HMOZ.
The Hip and Lip begin the show on a high note…New York Knicks? No it’s our New York Yankees only one win away from the World Series! The boys make their observations about the ALCS with the Lip marveling at the Yankee pitching staff holding down the vaunted Astro lineup, while the Hip throws a little cold water on any premature celebration (just wait until his prediction at the end!) Isles-Rangers actually comes in at number two with a few brief observations and the extremely underwhelming starts for both teams. Back to the NFL as the Hip breaks down the gut wrenching TD yanked away from the Jets and the Lip credits the Giants for actually showing up in Denver. The topic of Ezekiel Elliott allows for the Hip to put on his legal fedora (albeit brief) while the Lip is incredulous as to our country’s judicial system in handling such matters. Maybe Kaepernick’s collusion suit will blow up the CBA as is the hope of the Lip. Some NFL picks, Yankee predictions and Justin Turner’s monster postseason conclude this installment.
The Hip and Lip are back after another break (not like much has been going on anyway!). The show kicks off with the Yankees pushing the defending AL champs to the brink. The Hip expressed his hipster incredulousness over Terry’s decision to pitch Kluber in Game 2 (this after it took him 3 tries to figure out how many elimination games the Yanks have played). The Lip marvels over Masahiro’s performance in Game 3 and believes the Yanks’ youthful exuberance just might be enough to topple the mighty Indians. The Lip moves to a more somber tone to discuss his winless Giants (also his current NFC rep for the Super Bowl!) and how Giants ownership might consider axing the second year HC if things don’t improve. The Hip expresses some mild enthusiasm for his New York Jetropolitans and their upcoming showdown with da Pats, while enjoying the hipstah irony of the other New York football team “sucking for sam.” No kneeling while the boys go around the NFL to give some thoughts more than ¼ into the season. An extremely abbreviated Islanders’ preview makes up part of the HMOZ while the Hip is perplexed by the three letter acronym for the Vegas Golden Knights.
The Hip and Lip dive right into the NY media mosh pit expressing their revulsion of bearing witness to a “truly offensive” NY Giants offense. The Hip gives a series of numbers that paint a startling picture of how awful the Giants offense has been, with eight straight games without scoring 20 points! The Lip takes his shot at the offensive line and beleaguered LT Ereck Flowers and how coach McAdoo needs to make a change right now! The boys touch on the Jets basically only to express the sentiment of “Well is anyone really surprised!” And also that the media only seems to care about those Cali QBs in reference to the Jets. Speaking of a Cali QB, as per the Hip, apparently Mr. Darnold attracts slightly more people in the LA area than the two “LA” football teams combined! Finally the boys inquire as to when an NFL owner will finally “grow a pair” and bring in Colin (Deshaun Watson is better!). The Lip fills us in on the Yankees, Luis Severino, and how the team is lining him up for a final push at the Red Sox. HMOZ yet again features a recent Mike Francesa rant, this time over college football folly. Two more extremely informed NFL picks conclude another installment.
The Hip and Lip waste no time breaking down the commencement of the NFL, errr the Craig Carton scandal! After relaying the sobering details of New York’s beloved sports shock jock, the Hip and Lip move into their succinct NFL preview show (yea right!). First up are the Giants of which the Lip reminds the listeners of the major strides the defense took last year. The Lip banks the offense’s success on the offensive line to be less…well offensive. The Hip actually predicts 5 wins from the Jets this year! Of course that might be disheartening to Jets fans dreaming of Cali QBs as pointed out by the Lip. The boys give a few ovah/undah picks after the Lip takes a shot at the idea of Ezekiel Elliot suiting up for the Cowboys this Sunday. The boys reveal their respective sleeper picks with the Hip uninspired by the AFC crop outside the Pats and the Lip advising all of you not to sleep on the Vikes of the north. The sole Yankees mention of the week is the events surrounding “Apple Watch Gate” as the Hip ponders what actions MLB can take. NFL picks for Week 1 and SUPAH BOWL picks conclude this nevah endin preview show (We promise, no pats pick!).
The Hip and Lip with their first in person broadcast in an “unknown” part (singular) of NYC! The guys christen their live show by providing their boom/bust for QB, RB and WR. Some highlights include the Hip placing the kaboom on Smokin Jay, while advising fantasy nerds not to expect too much explosion from Mel Gordo. The Lip implores to grab “The Duke” and advises to exercise caution with “Dezzie.” The Lip dissents on the Hip’s incredulousity when it comes to Terrelle Pryor’s extremely high rankings, while the Hip validates the Lip’s love affair with John (not Jaron) Brown. A few thoughts on Giants and Jets while those who remain get bonus fantasy insights involving two of the local players. The Lip answers in the affirmative when asked by the Hip if the Yankee pitching will hold up and the Lip goes into full rant mode in regards to the home plate umpire during last week’s Yankees-Tigers brawl. Yes and of course the $700M “farce” is touched upon as ½ of the HOMZ (no the “fight” is NOT the zenith).
The Hip and Lip burst into their first “fantasy show” by mentioning some current events of the weekend including today’s solar eclipse. The Hip acknowledges the Mets continued existence and the Lip expresses his fondest farewell to the Grandy Man. The Hip is exasperated with the media’s overreaction to Aaron Judge’s struggles, while the Lip wonders how the Yankees will handle their Chapman issue. The guys quickly move on to football with the Hip (I’m sure inadvertently) demoralizing Jets fans with the numbers from Christian Hackenberg’s latest performance. While the Hip relishes in “buoying” the spirits of Jets fans, the Lip finds it just a bit curious the Jets GM Mike Maccagnan essentially told Jets fans “Yea we stink” in a radio interview. Fantasy geeks, your first preview is here! The guys give each other 3 names to discuss. The Lip expects Thomas to “Rawl” over the competition while the Hip asks, “Who else is even on the Rams to take carries from Gurley?” The HMOZ dives into the extravagance of college football facilities.
The Hip and the Lip mock the Yankees “Rivalry Week” label for the games against the Red Sox and the Mets. The boys delve into the woes of Aaron Judge and Aroldis Chapman while the Lip calls for Girardi to alter his bullpen approach. The Lip credits the Angels, one of nine teams in the AL competing for a Wild Card while the Hip throws cold water on the “accomplishment” (9 TEAMS!). Football is more prominent on this week’s episode; the Hip poses a challenge to all Jets fans to name one (JUST ONE!) healthy wide receiver. The boys debate the current state of the Giants group of running backs and ponder how long it takes Ben McAdoo to style his new hairdoo. The boys move onto the recent news of Ezekiel Elliott, offering their perspectives while the Hip reminds us all, regardless of one’s position, we will all be tuned in at 1PM every Sunday. The Lip ties in the Kaepernick quandary to Elliott and the events of this past Saturday in Virginia, while both agree an NFL owner will eventually take the plunge on Colin. The HMOZ focuses on the ever growing phenomenon that is Fantasy Football.
The Lip features in his opening the recently ousted White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci. Baseball (what a shock) is the main theme for the remainder. The boys break down the Yankees’ deadline day move of acquiring Sonny Gray, with the Lip giving his approval. The Hip wonders how Luis Severino’s arm hasn’t fallen off yet throwing 100 MPH in both the former and latter innings, while his ability reminds both of another fireballer in Detroit. Turning to the Mets, they cheer the long-awaited arrival of Baseball America’s #1 prospect, Amed Rosario. Don’t get too excited Mets fans, for the Las Vegas heat has obviously over-inflated his stats! The Hip shares an interesting, yet strange quote from the New York Jets’ first round pick at a fan forum regarding the recent CTE news, while the reaction from the fans was even more puzzling to the Hip. The Lip has an impromptu tirade against a quote from former NFLer Bart Scott, and praises the Cubs for putting a bow on a dark chapter in their history.