Illegal Formation

Apologies for the late upload, the holidays and technology escaped us.  We talk the picks for Week 17, eSports, and surprising success for some other NY sports.  Happy New Year Everyone!

Direct download: S5E17.mp3
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In this episode, it's bowlarama! The guys predict every last bowl game. Also we wish a fond farewell to Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese

Direct download: Week_14.mp3
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Did you miss us? We missed you!  Chris is extremely jet lagged after returning from Japan. I do not think he knows what time zone, location, etc. he is in at the recording of the episode, but he is alive and present.... somewhat.  John has found solace is in football season with early season success in basketball.  Join us for Week 13 picks and playoff picture projections.

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This week, John forgot to put up last week's podcast so you get two! We talk about the baseball playoffs, Jets Joy, and Giants sadness

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This week, Chris was busy with his Sister's wedding, so instead we have a previously recorded interview with Anthony Ianni of Autism Speaks!

You can find more information about Autism Speaks at the link:

Also check out the relentless tour:

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

This week, John was in for a dental procedure during our recording day, so instead we have a previously recorded interview with Sean James of Athlete Ally!

You can find more information about Athlete Ally at the link:

Direct download: 2017_Week_2_Special_-_Sean_James.mp3
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The boys are back! We talk about season over/under, make week 1 predictions, and as always, get mad at the NFL for some dumb thing they went and did.

Direct download: Illegal_Formation_2017_Week_1.mp3
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We briefly discuss the Final Four and the NCAA Championship.  Sorry Zags!  

Then, we dive in with an interview with Brian Tuohy, author of the books The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NASCARLarceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing, and the FBIDisaster Government: National Emergencies, Continuity of Government and YouA Season in the Abyss: Sports Gambling Vs. the NFL's Integrity, and many contributions to Vice Sports and Bleacher Report.

Two books, mentioned in the pod, that inspired his writing are:

- Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football - by Dan Moldea

- They Call It A Game - by Bernie Parrish


After this interview, we want to leave you dear listeners with one thought: Pro Wrestling is honest in its existence as scripted entertainment and can pull in as much or more audience share per show than other major sports, so would the other major sports have anything to lose if they pulled back the curtain revealing whether or not they were scipted??  

Let us know your thoughts and get back to us via twitter.

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John has a case of March Sadness after Kentucky loses, so Chris let him talk just a ton about Wrestlemania. Also there was basketball, baseball, gushing about the Fast and Furious series, and a bit of football news.

Direct download: 2017_Illegal_Defense_Week_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

Chris goes Crazy for Xavier. Debate the proper billing of the Jericho. Ranger's Lord Stanley Strategery.  All that & more of this week's Illegal Defense!

Direct download: IllegalDefenseWeek2-2017.mp3
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