The Hip and Lip dive into a preview of the first meaningful NBA game in a year and agree with the universal sentiment that seven months of preseason is enough. The Lip gives a smidge of analysis for Cavs-Warriors Part Trece, while the Hip ponders whether the greatness of Lebron is truly appreciated by the general populace. The discussion then moves to the “other” finals and the Lip immediately points out the perceived “David vs. Goliath” matchup in the NHL as opposed to the two Goliaths in the NBA. This stark difference in the two finals spurs a discussion on how the NHL/NBA playoffs have been almost polar opposite, although the Hip throws cold water on the debate by saying “apples and oranges.” The Hip gives an impassioned soliloquy on the broader trends surrounding the latest Tiger Woods story and the Lip concludes with three HMOZ moments that occurred during Game 1.
The Hip and Lip tie a bow on the “always a bridesmaid” New York Rangers’ 2016-17 season and the Lip emphasizes how this loss should really stick in the craw of Rangers fans. The Hip proceeds to draw a parallel in the (yet again) failure of the Washington Capitals; the Lip briefly comments on the in-progress NHL conference finals and reminds listeners of his rooting interest for the rest of the playoffs (GO PREDS GO!). The boys actually spend more than 30 seconds on the NBA playoffs but it always leads to the inevitable, “Can we just get to the finals already?!” The Hip and Lip pay their own respective tributes to “The Captain” on the heels of his retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium, as the Hip impugns the labeling of the Derek’s tax situation as an “off the field blemish.” The baseball segment is capped with the Hip pointing out the lack of quality starting pitching and the boys taking pity on the Mets “everything” woes.
The Hip and Lip analyze the latest NY Rangers collapse. The Lip questions Tanner Glass’s presence in the Rangers’ lineup while the Hip inquires as to who would be a better choice going into the critical game 6. The Lip cannot contain his excitement over the Williamsburg background of the Kentucky Derby winner while the Hip enjoys a laugh over the Lip’s tracing of the horse’s lineage. Onto baseball, the Hip questions if Aaron Judge can maintain his insane home run to fly ball ratio and the Lip gives props to Yankees GM Brian Cashman for his savvy acquisitions. The duo then bemoan the latest Mets soap opera involving the suspension of a former star pitcher and wonder if a prank involving a lewd object was a partial reason. The Lip finishes up with a (sorta) apology to Boston sports fans.
The Hip and Lip break down the first three games of the NY Rangers series including the wackiness of game 2 and the “easy” Rangers victory in game 3. The Lip details the Caps-Pens series and implores all casual fans to tune in after a potentially series altering injury ratcheted up the intensity. The NFL draft is next up–the Hip was incredulous at the J-E-T-S 2nd round selection yet exhaled when the Bears took Mitchell Trubisky. The Lip puts Eli on watch with the Giants 3rd round selection. The Mets’ ineptitude in handling its players leaves the boys speechless as they marvel at Aaron Judge’s exit velocity that has taken the league by storm. The Lip takes a shot at Boston sports fans after the shameful display at Fenway. The Hip provides this week’s HMOZ detailing a Mets’ giveaway with an ironic twist that follically challenged Mets fans might find appealing.