The Hip and Lip break down the Rangers’ playoff series win over the offensively challenged Habs. The Lip gives the Rangers credit, but feels the need to throw a little cold water on the Rangers victory due to the Canadiens’ inability to score. The Lip previews the next series against the next “Canadian” team while the Hip questions the Lip’s objectivity with his prediction. The Hip allows the Lip a moment for Islanders and Belmont speculation but the Lip of course feels the need to use the Blackhawks’ recent move to criticize Islanders management. The boys then remind everyone (in case you didn’t hear) that the NFL draft is this Thursday and speculate on potential positional picks for the locals. The guys implore Met fans back from the ledge while the Hip questions the sustainability of the Yankees starting pitching. The HMOZ demonstrates just how cool the Hip and Lip are and involves an old favorite from a past HMOZ.
The Lip “teases” the audience by quoting our 2nd President as a prelude to his admonishing of two NY GM’s! The Hip and Lip break down the first three games of Habs – Rangers while the Lip calls for Rick Nash to put the team on his back and is clearly exasperated over the media’s obsession with the team’s MSG struggles. The Hip takes umbrage with the media’s exploitation of Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas’ personal tragedy and chronicles MLB’s early feel good story of former Korean League star Eric Thames. The boys then briefly touch on the recent Eli Manning “scandal” and question if his pristine image is forever tarnished due to the lure of a quick buck on “game used” equipment. The Lip commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Easter Epic as part of the HMOZ.
The Hip and the Lip ring in the Passover Holiday talking about another annual tradition that Jim Nantz, errr I mean the Hip, so eloquently and vividly illustrates. The duo then gently mock the classic overreactions to the first week of the baseball season that culminates in a bold prediction by the Hip for future Mets-Phillies games. Oh and by the way, the Hip just learned that Josh McCown is a New York Jet! The Lip gives a full breakdown of the Habs-Rangers series while illuminating the Hip (and we hope our listeners) with some hipster tidbits about “Les Habitants.” The Lip finally wraps up the Islander season by pleading with the owners to take action that he has been yelling about forever, even if it results in an Egyptian curse reigning down upon Brooklyn! There are “Hipstah Moment of Zenith’s” abound throughout, so choose your own!
The Hip and Lip kick off opening week of Major League Baseball by talking…college basketball! They recap Final Four weekend and marvel at the “fabulous fundamental” basketball on display. While the Lip is incredulous at the amount of fouls called in the championship game, the Hip provides some historical context that surely caught the Lip off guard. The boys then move into baseball with a recap of the disastrous Tanaka debut as well as a full preview of the 2017 New York Mets. The Lip gives his “formula” for success for the Mets while the Hip urges, “Don’t sleep on the Phillies.” The duo slip in a little NFL by mourning the loss of Phil Simms with Jim while the Lip admonishes the NFL’s latest greedy maneuver. The Hipstah Moment of Zenith was truly an “uptuck” moment for the Lip and Hip (even if he won’t admit it).