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).
Hipster Beer of the Week: Garvies Point Brewery – Sour Batch (TIKI #1)
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.
Hipster Beer of the Week: District 96 – Political Juice
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.
Hipster Beer of the Week: Mikkeller Brewing – Henry Hops
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.
Hipster Beer of the Week: Hudson Valley Brewery – Flying Colors
The Hip and Lip dive into the latest Yankee trade (of course after Lip’s tirade on this heatwave), and the Lip gives his stamp of approval. While the Lip is enthused by the extraordinary depth in the Yankee bullpen, the Hip emphasizes the Yankees’ need to address a glaring weakness that is starting pitching; the Hip’s solution….Jhoulys Chacin! (Give yourself a cookie if you can pronounce that.) The guys feel obliged to mention the recent hiring in the Knicks front office, but are in full WGAS mode regarding the significance of it. In a full John Oliver-inspired “main segment” of the week style, the Hip puts on his “lawyer fedora” to break down the recent nod from the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of sports gambling. (Give yourself a box of cookies if you can follow the legalese that the Hip throws at you.) With the sports leagues as the plaintiffs in this case, the hypocrisy of their argument is once again at the forefront of this “controversial” topic. The Lip concludes with a homage to legendary sportscaster Bob Wolff.
Hipster Beer of the Week: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. – Leo v. Ursus: Adversus
The Hip and the Lip are back and BETTER…(well roughly the same). They discuss the “Midsummer Classic,” which was anything but, although the Hip got a kick out of the chaotic stylings of the Home Run Derby starring Aaron Judge. The guys then feel obliged to give a mid-term report card of the struggling Yankees and the dull and boring Mets. The Hip takes umbrage with an inept twittah sent regarding “man of the people” Jose Reyes, while the Lip expresses excitement for all the anticipated newspaper columns regarding what strategy the Yankees should enact prior to the trade deadline. Speaking of inept, the boys can only laugh at the combined $80M given to Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Ron Baker by “acting” Knicks president Steve Mills. The Lip gives us all his Islander fix by speculating on the future of John Tavares as well as whether the Islanders will be playing alongside the ponies. A potpourri of HMOZs including a “Wrigley Leaf” oozing with aura as well as another fat, pompous blowhard contaminating the airwaves at WFAN.
Hipster Beer of the Week: Monkish Brewing Co. – Rushing Radioactivity
The Hip and Lip prepare you all for the “unofficial” beginning of the summer with the conclusion of the winter sports finals (Hip kiboshes a Lip weather report in the process). The Hip begins the NBA Finals breakdown with his amazement of the two minutes that Lebron was off the court in Game 3. The Lip prepares everybody for a repeat by the Warriors assuming that everyone comes back, and of course gets in Lebron’s legacy. The Lip tips his cap to the Pittsburgh Penguins and old friend Mark Striet while pondering the impact of the “waived off” goal in Game 6. The segment concludes with the Lip welcoming Predators fans to the “Mike Milbury sucks” club. On to baseball the boys “break” the latest CC news and the Hip wonders if the Yanks have enough starting pitching to sustain their play. The Hip tries to duplicate the Mets PA announcement of a Cespedes “non-injury” exit during a blowout and the Lip’s advice to the Mets is to “hang in.” The original Batman is the HMOZ subject tribute.
Hipster Beer of the Week: Perennial Artisan Ales – Sump Coffee Stout
The Hip and Lip break the news of the exploits of the incredible Lebron errr Scooter Gennett! The boys talk NBA Finals, and why not considering how compelling the first two games have been. The Lip enjoys the show that is Golden State while the Hip asks if the Warriors are one of the top five teams in the history of the game. The guys move into the Stanley Cup Finals, of which the biggest star is a city in Tennessee (let that sink in). The Hip and Lip dig NBC’s approach to the series of showcasing the city of Nashville and replacing intermission analysis with Carrie Underwood commentary. The Lip briefly touches upon the 1992 Pittsburgh Penguins while the Hip is not as amazed as a “normal” person should be that the Lip owns VHS tapes of the 1992 Patrick Division Finals. The Hip recites the stellar pitching performance of one Masahiro Tanaka while the Lip points out the alarming number of home runs that he’s given up. The HMOZ involves dividing 115 beers between 5 dudes in 10 hours.
Hipster Beer of the Week: Orpheus Brewing – Atalanta
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.
Hipster Beer of the Week: Dogfish Head Brewery – Single Hop Bru-1