Episode 82 – Zig Zag Zion

The Hip and the Lip “storm” (not red storm!) into the topic ruling the day (Corey Latimer!) and of course the tourney.  The Hip enjoys the dichotomy of reactions of the Dukes and Spudd..er uh Gardner Webbs (“thats there championship!”) while the Lip takes a shot at the Red Storm’s “bid” into the tournament or “the play in game!”  The Hip and Lip describe their “mid major” interest in the very bottom of the bottom left quadrant of the bracket which is due to a switch of alma mater allegiance!  The Hip “zigs instead of zags” with his selection of a tournament champion while the Lip declares himself a “Zionist,” but also throws a bone (or doom) to the LCC.  The boys then address the NFL trade “heard round East Rutherford” as the Hip speculates as to why Eli Manning repeatedly “passed up” opportunities to throw to the now former Giants superstar.  The Lip expressed his mixed emotions but lays the future of the team at the feet of the Bahston native GM.  The now under the radar Jets get mixed reviews from the Lip while the Hip says, “It’s good that Leveon wasn’t tackled 200 times last year.”  The Lip has the hipster doctrine in full force for the Islanders and the Hip tells all you baseball fans to “set your alarms!”  The HMOZ is the nadir of the NBA (tanking) and with Hip fantasy advice tied into a feel good story involving a Tiger pitcher.

Hipster Beer of the Week:  Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. – Hopsmack! Double IPA

Episode 81 – (John’s) Happy Ending

The Hip and Lip come roaring back on the eve of….NFL FREE AGENCY!!  Well that got an immediate WGAS from the Hip so the boys prepare all of you for a potpourri of “frauds” from Paul Manafort to NCAA actors to John Tavares!  The Hip gives the Lip the obligatory time to give his Islander update as the Lip reveals the “climax” of the season may just be the John Tavares game (but hopefully not).  The Lip expresses his creeping pessimism about the Islanders due to their mediocre play over the last month as the Hip alludes to the tenuous Islander positioning for the playoffs.  The Hip moves on to express his muted enthusiasm for the upcoming NCAA tournament and the chances of his beloved Wolverines, while the Lip dumps a massive tub of cold water on the tourney by getting into the still unresolved scandal plaguing the NCAA despite the complete lack of coverage.  The Hip references the lull in sports but cannot hide his overwhelming exuberance for the return of the baseball despite the Lip being on a completely different wavelength (Too many HR’s!!).  An early abbreviated preview is capped off with two sleepers from the Hip (No not that Bieber!)  A sprinkle of impending CBA doom, a dash of Giants bashing, a hint of Andre Miller and our dude listeners just might find themselves doing a “double take.”

Hipster Beer of the Week: LIC Beer Project – Coded Tiles