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Yelling About Sports
Bill Matz and Steph Driver vent about national and local Philadelphia sports, but loudly.
YELLING ABOUT SPORTS is back after a week off. Bill is disappointed in Entenmann's crumb-topped donuts and Steph womansplains sexist criticisms of ladies in sports. Ezekiel Elliott, icing the kicker and shadow Twitter accounts are also debated.
Listen up beer nerds, you're worse than LaVar Ball and the NCAA. If you want to hear Bill's reasoning for this hot take, push play on this all new YELLING ABOUT SPORTS. We also talk rules of sliding into DMs, missing the good ol' days of Deflategate, and how baseball's long tradition of cheating makes it America's pastime.
The Philadelphia Soul are Arena League champs again and Ron Jaworski is telling the crowd of dozens who showed up to their city hall celebration that the league matters, despite having five teams. Bill wants the Soul to stop wasting Philly championships and Steph thinks that's hogwash. Bill also is seeking out fantasy football advice ahead of the most important Continue Reading
The Eagles are talking trash again, and Bill is just tired of the franchise that has underachieved for a decade continuing to raise expectations through the media. Steph found a part of the right tackle's article on The Players' Tribune endearing, and Bill found a way to make it an inappropriate joke about Cowboys fans hating their fathers. Other discussions Continue Reading
Steph and Bill open this week's show discussing Deadspin's efforts to expose SB Nation's "exploited workforce." As both have a working relationship with the sports blog empire, the hosts attempt to put in to perspective their experiences and address the story thoughtfully. Traditions in sports, Bill's prognostications, and the push and pull relationship between morality and enjoying the NFL's product Continue Reading
The Good Phight's Justin Klugh joins Steph and Bill on a Phillies-oriented episode of YELLING ABOUT SPORTS. How is the organization handling its top prospects? Is a big trade on the horizon? What is the point of the Phillies 2017 season. Other topics include Bill discovering Kabaddi on ESPN The Ocho, video games in the Olympics and Steph continuing to Continue Reading
A slow sports summer heats up on this week's YELLING ABOUT SPORTS as Steph and Bill discuss Pete Rose's cancelled Wall of fame induction, as well as football players willing to die on the field, Ray Lewis praying for Colin Kaepernick and Adrian Beltre's heritage being used as a reason to be suspicious of his 3,000 hits.
It sounds crazy at first, but as Bill and Steph layout the headlines that have dominated the personality-driven NBA and the over-saturated NFL, the idea that basketball could overtake football as the US's number one sport begins to seem inevitable. Check out an all new YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, as your favorite bickering hosts debate the future of America's national pastimes.
Sure, if you want to hear hot takes on the sports talk of the week in these slow July times- Vick/Kaepernick, LeBron and the Sixers, Allen Iverson screwing Philadelphia fans, you can hear them here. But the good stuff is Bill's take on The Sopranos, Steph YELLING ABOUT tiers of Eagles fandom and a debate about soup on hot days Continue Reading
It's the day after the MLB All-Star Game, a.k.a. the darkest day in major professional sports. With only the ESPYs running on ESPN, Steph and Bill debate the virtue of searching your own name on twitter, the legitimacy of Power Ball payoffs, how the Sixers organization has been cursed and DeAngelo Williams limiting his employment options based on his childhood Continue Reading
On an Independence Day hangover episode of YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, Steph and Bill get loud about what constitutes an athlete. Is a competitive eater an athlete? How about a bicycler (cyclist)? Bill has some interesting takes on the subject and Steph does her best to ground his nonsense. Other topics include soft fans who burn jerseys, superstars taking pay cuts, Continue Reading
John McEnroe is an old grump, but is he wrong about Serena Williams? How is Steph feeling about trading Brayden Schenn? Are the Penguins trying to bully opponents or the commissioner? All of this and more is debated at high volume on this week's YELLING ABOUT SPORTS.
Debuting on its new Wednesday night time slot, YELLING ABOUT SPORTS is centered around the NBA and NHL championships decided over the last week. Television rating comparisons, Steph's hatred for "legacy" discussions and Kevin Durant's opinion that Kyrie Irving is better than Allen Iverson are discussion topics. Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather finally becoming official and Yasiel Puig's double-salute to Continue Reading
Back from a holiday break, Steph and Bill return to YELLING ABOUT SPORTS to engage in a number of high volume debates, including whether a sweep for the Warriors in the NBA Finals will make their run the best ever or if this NBA season was just an incredible waste of time. Twenty-three-year-old baseball fans bringing gloves to games, the Continue Reading
The LaVar Ball saga bleeds over into the YELLING ANOUT SPORTS discussion after his interview on FS1 struck a nerve and drew parallels to one of our hosts. Bill and Steph also debate what atom Brady calls Gisele at home, heckling the home team and Ryan Getzlaf being fined for directing a slur at an official. Plus an appearance from Continue Reading
Did you know JJ Watt loves his mother and Avril Lavigne is dead? This week on YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, Bill and Steph discuss civic pride in jersey sponsorship, and how hard is it, really, for Josh Gordon to just put down the bong for a couple of weeks? The Matt Harvey-Julian Edelman-Adriana Lima love-triangle is discussed, as are Eddie Lacy's Continue Reading
On this week's YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, Bill reveals how much he hates horse racing, but exposes his own inability to properly pronounce "raccoon." Steph describes how the Edmonton Oilers have decided to deal with men complaining about bathroom wait times. Steph and Bill also go for the sports talk podcast record for number of times the word "dildo" is uttered Continue Reading
Following Philadelphia's stellar job hosting the NFL draft over the weekend, Bill has a change of heart on what Rocky means to the city. The Eagles picks and the players with questionable backgrounds are also discussed, as are the ESPN layoffs and whether or not Americans could sing the Canadian national anthem.
On an NFL draft edition of YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, Bill confesses an unhealthy obsession with Reuben Foster and calls for Philadelphia fans to renew their reputation as the most over-the-top, relentless fans in North America. Other topics include the NFL vs. DEA, Combine drug testing, plus an off-ice power play in the Buffalo Sabres organization and Steph reminding Bill, who Continue Reading
Things get heavy on an all new episode of YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, as Steph and Bill discuss if the Indians or Redskins will ever change their names and logos, the virtue behind dedicating a statue to Jose Fernandez outside of the ballpark in in Miami. The side effects of "playoff hockey" mentality and Phil Jackson's ineptitude running the Knicks are Continue Reading
A baseball heavy show with a few drop-ins from Broad Street Hockey's Charlie O'Connor, Steph and Bill debate booing Jayson Werth, Pete Rose's inclusion in the Phillies Wall of Fame and Ryan Howard continuining his career in the minors. Previews of the NHL playoffs and examples of the NFL's tone-deaf hypocrisy round out an all new edition of YELLING ABOUT Continue Reading
It's MLB Opening Day and hope springs eternal on YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, as the Philadelphia Phillies are 1-0. The absurdity of professional golf allowing television viewers to make scoring decisions is discussed, as is a professional basketball team complaining about their opponent running up the score, as the Wizards cried about the Warriors. PED tests, nude instagraming and Penn State Continue Reading
Bill and Steph are back at it this week, yelling about everything from the Chappelle Show and airline dress codes to Colin Kaepernick's unemployment. The debate about NFL team mangers' roles in weighing character against talent, and whether the league should allow teams to sign players with criminal histories. Tinder as a cause for higher NBA road winning-percentages and the Continue Reading
The FBI has finally done something to help make this country great, and recovered Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey. TO & McNabb are at it again, while Bill & Steph's brackets are both both busted and Shaq is a flat-earther. The USWNT is fighting for equal treatment from USA Hockey, while Kevin Durant is upset at the hostile treatment Continue Reading
On the eve of snowmageddon 2017, Bill and Steph discuss how difficult life must be for people who need to be reminded to drive slower in blizzards. Following the rousing weather conversation, the Alshon Jeffery signing and the Eagles philosophy of building around Carson Wentz is discussed. Resting players in national games, the abomination that plays football in the nation's Continue Reading
Arian Foster thinks he can take a wolf in a 1-on-1 fight and Bill thinks he could do it, too. Steph disagrees and this argument kicks off a fun episode of YELLING ABOUT SPORTS in which our hosts debate whether the Eagles should consider the draft being in Philly while contemplating flipping their first-round pick to the Saints for Brandin Continue Reading
In a post-factual world, the Sixers are calling the return for Nerlens Noel a "first-round pick," and parents get to choose when to put their kids back into action after suffering a concussion, regardless of a doctor's recommendation. Steph and Bill discuss these controversies, as well as the Red Sox embracing nap time, The Score using Patrick Kane's legal history Continue Reading
We talk about the earth being flat in this episode. Seriously. This is the state of planet, that we have to re-hash a debate that was supposed to have been solved by 1492. Other topics include blowing up the Flyers, how the Sixers couldn't put together a better package for Boogie Cousins than the Pelicans and Bill reminisces about a Continue Reading
On a 76ers-heavy episode of YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, Steph and Bill discuss the swirling trade winds blowing through Philadelphia, and the supposedly pending Jahlil Okafor move, before going into the Joel Embiid injury drama following the announcement of his torn miniscus. Stories of Chase Utley being awesome, and a lively discussion about how NFL owners get over by tricking cities Continue Reading
On the day after the Super Bowl, Bill and Steph lead off with some hockey talk, as patience is running short with the Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol and his decisions regarding the young talent. Discussion turns to Tom Brady and the Patriots winning their fifth Super Bowl in an epic OT comeback. Brady's place in history and what he Continue Reading
On a much more subdued episode of YELLING ABOUT SPORTS (missing you Bill) Steph is joined by John Barchard and Charlie O’Connor. We tried to stay away from current events but as all things, it does all bleed into sports. We pick a person of the week who needs to stay away from Twitter, THE FUCKING BOAT, and why do Continue Reading
Following the NFL's conference championships, Bill and Steph look ahead to the Super Bowl between Atlanta and New England, and gush over Tom Brady. Bill wonders why Matty Ice doesn't get the same Philly love as Mike Trout, and if he can propel himself into the "elite" group of NFL QBs. Discussions switch to the origins of 76ers fans holding Continue Reading
The NFL's final four has been decided, and Bill and Steph give their opinions on the weekend's slate of games before moving on to discuss Aaron Rodgers the football player and Aaron Rodgers the public persona. The dynamic duo move one to discuss if the Cowboys owe Tony Romo a trade to a contending organization, and if NFL fans owe Continue Reading
It's the Eagles post-mortem show on which Steph and Bill yell about the firing of receiver coach Greg Lewis and that position's lack of performance in 2016, and look back on Philly's season for any positives outside of Carson Wentz. Confidence in Howie Roseman to build a winner this offseason and his potential acquisitions are also discussed. The Giants' titanic Continue Reading
Steph and Bill are still in the holiday spirit on this final episode of 2016, discussing the biggest stories of the year, but Bill is obsessed with the Kansas City Chiefs, wrestling with his emotions regarding Andy Reid and a potential Super Bowl title after failing with the Eagles for so many years. They stick with the Chiefs, debating the Continue Reading
It's Christmas week on YELLING ABOUT SPORTS and Steph and Bill get in the spirit by celebrating the Flyers recent 10-game winning streak, and look for positives that came out of the meaningless Eagles loss on Sunday. The topic shifts to basketball and The First Noel, then back to football, where Cleveland fans wrote letter to Santa asking for their Continue Reading
This week's YELLING ABOUT SPORTS takes a different tone with the Philadelphia Eagles most recent loss, as Bill takes several positives out of the game, and Steph isn't entirely dismissive of a moral victory. The debate continues as Steph and Bill discuss a Philly.com article suggesting Carson Wentz be held out of next week's Ravens game for fear of injury. Continue Reading
The Philadelphia Eagles decided they didn't feel like playing, so Steph and Bill go off on the state of the franchise, the defense's effort, Zach Ertz's decision not to block the dirtiest player in football, and fans who want the coach fired after less than one season, as well as the generally depressing nature of sports in Philadelphia. Other topics Continue Reading
Broadcast live during the Eagles Monday Night showdown with the Green Bay Packers, Steph and Bill analyze Nelson Agholor's benching and how it might affect his career moving forward. The YELLING transitions to hockey, where the Florida Panthers fired their coach and let him find his own ride home from Raleigh, as well as a minor league goalie who lost Continue Reading
On this week's episode Bill declares the Eagles will win the Super Bowl, although he and Steph come to the begrudging conclusion that Dallas, along with next week's opponent Seattle, are the class of the NFC. Steph and Bill continue their season-long ranting about the utter uselessness of Nelson Agholor, as well as the incompetency of NFL officials. Bill explains Continue Reading
Josh Huff went down in a blaze of glory last week, and Bill and Steph discuss his stupidity and how it ultimately lead to the emergence of Bryce Treggs, who in his first NFL action produced a better game than Nelson Agholor ever has. Doug Pederson's coaching decisions and Carson Wentz's development at the halfway point of their rookie seasons Continue Reading
Nelson Agholor dropped a 21st century "for who? For what?" on Philadelphia following yet another embarrassing performance by the 2015 first-round bust, so Bill, Steph and a YELL WITH US hotline caller absolutely lambast the "receiver." The criticism extends to the entire Eagles organization, save Carson Wentz, for blowing a 10-point fourth quarter lead in Dallas on Sunday night. From Continue Reading
The Eagles are coming off a decisive win against the previously undefeated Vikings, and now its Dallas week, so Steph and Bill, with help from The Misfits, would like to remind you that "Texas is the reason that the president's dead!" They also YELL about the complete lack of playmakers Philadelphia has surrounding Carson Wentz. The controversies swirling around Josh Continue Reading
"If I was Bill Belichick and I saw Gronk reading a book I'd smack it out of his hand and make him bong a six-pack." This is just one of the many topics Bill and Steph bring their unique and loud brand of analysis to on this week's YELLING ABOUT SPORTS. Other topics include why Bill doesn't want casual NHL Continue Reading
LOUD NOISES! What's sexist about making rookies wear pink backpacks? What is hazing, and is it ever acceptable. How far should youth coaches be allowed to push players? Would you refuse to sign if you were drafted by the Cleveland Browns? All this and more on an especially combative episode of YELLING ABOUT SPORTS. Bill's and Steph's arguments get quite Continue Reading
It got contentious early on this week's YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, as Bill & Steph debated the fate of the 76ers in the wake of the Ben Simmons injury news. Discussion moved to the Eagles, and whether a blue town like Philadelphia will hold his conservative beliefs against him. Steph and Bill wondered why hockey is so unpopular despite its excitement Continue Reading
This week's YELLING ABOUT SPORTS starts out like a party, with Steph and Bill celebrating the big Eagles blowout win over the Steelers on Bill's birthday. The volume picks up as the debate becomes contentious over whether it's right to label Odell Beckham "soft" following another tantrum in the Giants' loss to the Redskins and Josh Norman on Sunday. The Continue Reading
Recorded during the Eagles' Monday Night Football victory over the Bears, Steph and Bill discussed the brutal weekend for fantasy football players, and the players who were actually injured. Malcolm Jenkins and two of his teammates raising their fists during the national anthem is also debated, as the rules we break every day regarding the American flag are brought up, Continue Reading
The Eagles love is loud from Bill and Steph on this week's YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, as the week one victory over the Browns is discussed at length. Carson Wentz's and Doug Pederson's first career win at the helm in Philadelphia is broken down, and while Steph tries to remind Bill that "it's only Cleveland," his heart is pumping green blood Continue Reading
Steph and Bill record a special breaking Eagles news edition of YELLING ABOUT SPORTS, responding to Howie Roseman's monumental trade, moving Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings for a 1st round draft pick. Steph and Bill discuss what the trade means for the direction of the team, and debate whether it is wise to start Carson Wentz week one against Continue Reading