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BONUS: Ranking the Best Baseball Movies (Popped Cast Crossover)

4/11/2019
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In this episode, we join forces with The Popped Cast's Josh Goldman for a special crossover episode in which we break down the best baseball movies of all time. This episode originally aired on The Popped Cast, which you can find wherever you get your podcasts. Notes from the original podcast are below. In Episode 40, Josh welcomes guests Zac Crippen (the co-founder of the Vernacular Podcast Network, co-host of Vernacular Podcast and co-host of Vernacular’s sports podcast The Line-Up) and...

Duration:01:13:22

The Great American League Preview

3/27/2019
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Zac, Pete, and guest co-host Josh Goldman break down the American League for the 2019 season. Among the topics: Are the Red Sox favorites to repeat? Will the Royals be fun to watch as they base steal their way to 60 wins? Is Cleveland confused? Will the Yankees' bullpen be able to carry them? Is the Rays' use of an "opener" a travesty or ingenious? Join the conversation and let us know what you think! Find out more on the The Lineup website.

Duration:00:54:09

Ichiro's farewell tour, the savvy Padres, and ranking the National League

3/20/2019
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Zac and Pete resume the MLB preview episodes by finishing up rankings in each of the National League divisions. Find out more on the The Lineup website.

Duration:00:50:20

Josh Goldman visits Austin, Bryce Harper's megadeal, and NL East power rankings

3/15/2019
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In this episode, Josh Goldman joins us from our sister podcast The Popped Cast to meet Zac for the first time (no, seriously) and to banter about rival NL East allegiances. Josh also encourages Zac on the 13 years of Bryce Harper that lie ahead for Phillies fans, we talk about how Bryce's new contract is long enough to have its own Bar Mitzvah, and we break down the new power rankings in the NL East. Oh, and we tried calling Pete but he didn't pick up. Lame. Pete, consider this our virtual...

Duration:00:35:14

Super Bowl Preview: The Other Donald, Romostradamus, and Coaching Duels

2/2/2019
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Zac (@ZacCrippen) and Pete (@Pete_Laclede) preview some key things to watch in tomorrow's Super Bowl matchup, including: - Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh and the Rams' defensive line vs. the Patriots' offensive line - Julian Edelman on crossing routes - The Patriots' secondary and linebackers dropping back in coverage - McVay's offensive scheming vs. Belichick's defensive masterminding - Romo's big day What'd we miss? Let us know at lineup@vernacularpodcast.com or @TheLineupPod. Become a...

Duration:00:26:10

Worst to First: Ranking the NFL Playoff Field

1/1/2019
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Zac (@ZacCrippen) and Pete (@Pete_Laclede) review the 12 playoff teams in the NFL playoff field and review, from "worst to first," what their Super Bowl chances are. What'd we miss? Let us know at lineup@vernacularpodcast.com or @TheLineupPod. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lineup/support

Duration:00:45:03

Drafting the Best Sports Moments of 2018

12/27/2018
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Zac (@ZacCrippen) and Pete (@Pete_Laclede) conduct a draft of the best sports moments of 2018 and then briefly discuss some sports things they hated in the past year. Mentioned in this episode: - Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup - St Nick and the Eagles' Super Bowl - Baker Mayfield transforming the Browns - Shaquem Griffin being drafted - Tiger's first PGA tour victory since 2013 - Shohei Ohtani as the first two-way player in decades and much more! What did we miss? Tell us at...

Duration:00:45:46

The Definitive Bowl Game Watchability Rankings

12/20/2018
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Zac (@ZacCrippen) and Pete (@Pete_Laclede) debut The Lineup with a definitive watchability rankins of all the 2018 NCAA bowl games. Sound off on what we missed! thelineup@vernacularpodcast.com Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lineup/support

Duration:00:59:38

Introducing The Lineup

12/19/2018
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The Lineup: The Sports Rankings Podcast is coming to you on 12.20.18! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lineup/support

Duration:00:02:18

3rd String: NFL Week 10 "Dime a Dozen"

11/10/2018
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Zac (@ZacCrippen) and Pete (@Pete_Laclede) run through a "Dime a Dozen" segment and give you their picks for a high payoff 12-game parlay of NFL weekend action. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lineup/support

Duration:00:38:20

3rd String: Surprises of the NFL Season (and October baseball)

10/21/2018
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Zac (@ZacCrippen) and Pete (@Pete_Laclede) discuss the glories of October baseball and talk about the Red Sox/Dodgers matchup, dissect the Saquon Barkley draft decision in retrospect, argue about whether or not the NFC East is the worst division in football, and talk about the surprises of the year. (And, Zac adds, the Browns' 2.5 win total is not one of those surprises.) ICYMI: Here is the Peyton Manning video Pete mentioned. Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:33:36

Takes of the Game: NBA Season Preview-Palooza

10/12/2018
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Welcome to the Takes of The Game NBA Season Preview for the 2018-19 season. Taylor and Ishan open with a discussion on Jimmy Butler's practice tirade in Minnesota yesterday before wondering if player empowerment has gone too far. Then, Taylor laments the loss of DeJounte Murray and the implications for the Spurs' already-sad season. The guys give us their individual awards predictions before breaking the league down into various team tiers. Finally, they give us their predictions for the...

Duration:01:21:17

Full Count: October Baseball and Game 163s

10/5/2018
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Zac (@ZacCrippen) and Pete (@Pete_Laclede) discuss the opening salvo of the MLB playoffs, including the Cubs' impressive collapse, the clash of the Titans in Boston and the Bronx, the phenoms on the Braves' roster, and the small-market team who is their favorite to advance to the World Series. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lineup/support

Duration:00:47:46

Takes of the Game: Butler's Demands and NBA Islands

10/4/2018
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Ishan takes us down memory lane and tells us where his affection for Jimmy Butler began. That leads the guys on a deep dive into Butler's trade demands. They debate who's to blame for the bad blood betwen Butler and The Wolves and talk about where Butler could go from here. Then Taylor and Ishan give the "island" takes on which they find themselves all alone heading into the new NBA season. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lineup/support

Duration:00:54:51

3rd String: NFL Week 3 "Dime a Dozen"

9/22/2018
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Zac (@ZacCrippen) and Pete (@Pete_Laclede) run through a "Dime a Dozen" segment and give you their picks for a high payoff 12-game parlay of NFL weekend action. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lineup/support

Duration:00:15:22

Full Count: The September Countdown to October

9/19/2018
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Zac (@ZacCrippen), Pete (@Pete_Laclede), and Ishan (@jimmyluandtaj) discuss the NL playoff race, Ohtani the two-way phenom who continues to bat despite a torn UCL, the Athletics' impressive ability to keep finding an edge with one of the lowest payrolls in baseball, and the close race for NL Rookie of the Year. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lineup/support

Duration:00:30:54

Takes of the Game: The League Pass Watchability Index

9/18/2018
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Taylor and Ishan, in great moods after their football teams swept the weekend, dive into ranking the top five league pass teams based on watchability. They argue intensely about the Atlanta Hawks, give some love to the surprisingly deep Indiana Pacers, discuss why the Lakers could be entertaining (it's not just LeBron) and give their case for AD & Giannis making their teams "must-watch TV." Finally, they drool over the Toronto Raptors. Follow Taylor: @TheTYoung Follow Ishan's NEW handle:...

Duration:01:06:41

3rd String: NCAA Football and NFL Week 2

9/15/2018
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Zac (@ZacCrippen) and Pete (@Pete_Laclede) break down storylines so far from weeks one and two of college football season, including Willie Taggart's performance in Tallahassee, Scott Frost's challenge in Lincoln, and the realignment of the college football landscape over the last two decades. Then they shift to the NFL and debut a new "Dime a Dozen" segment, where they gave you their picks for a high payoff 12-game parlay. Listen more: anchor.fm/3rdstring Become a supporter of this...

Duration:00:46:10

Takes of the Game: The WNBA and the future of basketball

9/13/2018
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On this weeks TOTG, Ishan recaps the WNBA Finals and explains how the WNBA will continue to market themselves, then Taylor and Ishan deep dive on strategy shifts over the last 20 years in the NBA and guess what the next frontiers will be. They ask: what does EuroBall in the NBA look like? What is the future of the big man? Could LeBron become the best 5 in the league? Finally, Taylor snaps about Kawhi Leonard...it was a long time coming. Follow Taylor: @TheTYoung Follow Ishan's NEW handle:...

Duration:01:06:32

3rd String: NFC/AFC East Preview

9/6/2018
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Zac (@ZacCrippen) and Pete (@Pete_Laclede), true NFC East homers, break down why the Cowboys and Giants are in horrendous trouble: Did you know that 11% of the Giants' roster was added after the end of the preseason? Did you know that 50% of Dallas' offensive line is injured? The guys also identify stories to watch with the Washington Redskins and the [Super Bowl Champion] Philadelphia Eagles. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lineup/support

Duration:00:41:34