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Hi. I'm Jim Irizarry. These are my thoughts on things, mostly sports. Stuff, like my streaming TV habits and food, may also be talked about. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support

Hi. I'm Jim Irizarry. These are my thoughts on things, mostly sports. Stuff, like my streaming TV habits and food, may also be talked about. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support


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Hi. I'm Jim Irizarry. These are my thoughts on things, mostly sports. Stuff, like my streaming TV habits and food, may also be talked about. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support





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#18 - I'm going to start drinking heavier during the show.

If there's one person who can make me start drinking during the show, it's Ian Casselberry from Awful Announcing. Ian and I kavetch about baseball. Are we more optimistic than we were the last time we talked baseball? Oh, heavens no. Why do you think I'm going to start drinking heavier during the show? I also become the first sports talk personality in the country to bring up a subject that no one has brought up yet. Listen to find out what it is. Ian also has his own podcast called The...


#17 - We're hurting.

This country is reeling. It's reeling from the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and from the constant, nonsensical gas-lighting by President Trump. I'm in pain. My guest, Cal "Gameface" Lee, is also in pain. It's time for a lot of people, including myself, to shut up and listen. That will be how this whole mess gets fixed. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support


#16 - Nobody talkin' 'bout the minors. Until now.

Major League Baseball's players and owners don't trust each other when it comes to money. They'll keep bickering and throwing out stories to the press to make the other side look bad for as long as they want. Did you know that it affects people in South Bend? Joe Hart is the President of the South Bend Cubs, the Single-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs (duh) and defending Midwest League champion. We talk about how the South Bend Cubs have helped various charities during Covid-19, what else...


#15 - HOCKEY IS BACK (soon)!

If you had told me that the NHL would be the first of the sports leagues to release a detailed plan on how they would resume their season, I would have laughed you out of the solar system. Fast forward to yesterday, when at 3:10 pm ET, the NHL announced that Gary Bettman would be announcing the league's Return To Play plan, before the NBA and MLB (although I think the NBA will be announcing soon). I was able to get a hold of Tab Bamford, who covers the Chicago Blackhawks for...


#14 - I think they're delusional, really.

This podcast is now available on TuneIn! Neat-o! I started this one off with a bit of a rant. Well, not so much a rant. A rant would involve a bunch of shouting and morphing into Chris Russo. Nobody wants that. I don't even think Chris Russo wants that happening to him, really. To be honest, I'm not sure if they're even hot takes. I do talk about how I think sports will come back, though. What's the best way to summarize that in a sentence? Let's try this... I talked into an open mic for...


#13 - "It's the one-room schoolhouse I never wanted."

I was happy to give my guest this episode a brief respite from the madness of five kids in one house during a quarantine. Vince DeDario is a writer and podcaster for Irish Breakdown, the Notre Dame portal from Sports Illustrated. He is also one of the co-hosts of Gameday on 96.1 WSBT in South Bend during the college football season. Vince and I give our thoughts on what the college football season might look like (SPOILER: Vince is a little more optimistic than me.). We also talk about the...


#12 - Was I in a bad mood when I did this?

Ian Casselberry from Awful Announcing is my guest this episode. Awful Announcing is a website that reports on the comings and goings in sports media and do so incredibly well. Ian also has his own podcast called The Podcass that is deep into pop culture and things that go with it. We talk about whether or not sports will or should be back anytime soon. What we think is probably going to surprise you, especially considering how sports would be a welcome distraction from the constant and...


#11 - I pray for James Dolan.

I'm not sure if it ever came up before and I didn't remember or if I just didn't know, but I found out that Cal "Gameface" Lee is a Mets fan. Whodathunk? Before we get to hoops, Cal talks about how MLB has never known how to handle scandals in the past. Look at the Black Sox, Pete Rose, and steroids. Were any of those handled well? Now, look at the Astros' sign-stealing. That might have been handled even worse! Turning to the NBA, we get a French lesson from Cal in regards to Rudy Gobert....


#10. No, I will NOT restart the episode count.

Is this thing still on? Yup. It's me. I was pretty busy over the last year. Got married, got a dog, got a house, got a new car. Now, I'm going crazy just like y'all during these COVID-19-filled days. I figured I would start podcasting again. Lucky you? My guest this episode is Paul M. Banks. He has his own website at thesportsbank.net and also now writes for Sports Illustrated. Fancy! Paul tells me how he's been keeping busy, what he was supposed to be doing when everything got shut down,...


#9 - Where have I been? Where have YOU been?

I mean, you never call, you never write. Speaking of writing, Paul M. Banks has written a new book called "No, I Can't Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry." It's available on Amazon. Buy it. Paul reads some excerpts from his book while getting harassed by his cat, Otis. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support


#8 - They should just call it the last 20 games of the season.

I'm calling on another one of my favorites from the Maximus & The Bartender days. Cal 'GameFace' Lee from The Baseline NBA Podcast joins me to talk about the second "half" of the NBA season, how the Knicks will blow everything, and who should win the MVP. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support


#7 - Requiem for the Hot Stove

It's all baseball, all the time this episode. The fact that Ian Casselberry and I were able to talk about this baseball offseason for as long as we did is nothing short of a miracle, especially since four of the best young players in the game still don't have a team (as of recording, anyway). What happened to the Hot Stove League? Still, we talk about what we can, like how we forgot Rocco Baldelli is the manager of the Twins now. Forgot about that, didn't you? --- Support this podcast:...


#6 - In case you haven't heard, I'm getting married.

An important (not really, but kinda) announcement this week! The impending nuptials are thick on my mind this episode. Do guys have a "say yes to the tux" day? Also, you should do a wedding registry even if you're not getting married. So much fun! If you liked Venom, you won't like this episode (or show, really). I'm sorry for being late on HBO's Barry. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support


#5 - Continuing the evolution into something decent

Looky looky! There's (rights-free) music on this here podcast! Super Bowl? More like mediocre. The Knicks will still screw up everything. Spring Training's coming and so's a player's strike. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support


#4 - Finally.

Cue up Handel's "Messiah." How's your 2019 been so far? Has it been as crappy as mine? I think I need to see a psychiatrist. On a lighter note, I have been able to enjoy both of the documentaries on Fyre Festival. I'm also very, very, VERY sorry for being super late for the Brooklyn Nine-Nine bandwagon. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support


#3 - I'm not cheap, but I am on special this week.

A few quick nods and acknowledgements, then I talk about my gadget-filled Christmas and some sports things of note. Plus, I get another voicemail. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support


#2 - You laugh because I'm different, I laugh because I just farted.

I become "that guy who talks about his fantasy football team." Also, it's okay to like Weird Al's "Christmas at Ground Zero." You should put that on your podcast. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support


#1 - This girl runs on lattes and dreams.

Yup. Each episode will have a dumb title. I play my first voice message, do a little (A LOT OF) shillin' for the man, then get marriage advice from professional broadcaster Tommie Lee. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimonthings/support


Show Zero

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