• Complicated Playoff Scenarios R Pieces of Red String on a Whiteboard Dumb

    This episode starts off HOT, as Joey's rec league featured a fight between teammates — thankfully, not on Joey's team, which is full of kind people. We're exploring the absurdity of fighting in a rec league, but that's not the main focus here.

    We're also breaking down the silliness of calculating tiebreakers and potential finishes in different sports leagues when all will be sorted out in a day or two. Patience is a virtue, and all. And Sean has a brilliant idea for fixing league drafts.

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    25m - Apr 16, 2024
  • Running a 10K is Tiringly Dumb (But Totally Worth Doing)

    Sean and Joey ran the Austin American Statesman Capitol 10K event on Sunday. It was quite the time! They share their experiences running the race, notable memories, and what it’s like to see a bright light when your body has given up. It’s less gloomy than that description sounds, we promise.

    Plus, a small lil’ bit on the women’s and men’s NCAA Tournaments. We miss college basketball already.

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    25m - Apr 9, 2024
  • The NCAA's Disrespect of Women's College Basketball is Nonsensically Dumb

    The women's NCAA Tournament has had plenty of impressive action, but it's being overshadowed by a lot of dumb things — many of which are the NCAA's own doing. Let's dive in!

    Plus, a glimpse at the horrific April Fools Day prank we talked about in the intro, the legendary 90s sitcom Step By Step, and personal tales of removing jewelry during basketball games.

    Digging the show? Give us a follow on Instagram or a kind rating or review on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Podchaser.

    20m - Apr 2, 2024
  • A Salute to Dumb March Madness Moments

    We've reached the Sweet 16 in both the men's and women's tournaments, which means we've had plenty of dumb moments along the way. Here are some of our (least) favorites!

    Plus, a history of the NCAA Boss Button and Jack Gohlke's low-budget TurboTax NIL deal.

    Don't forget to follow Sports R Dumb on Instagram, and it would be SO COOL if you left a rating or review on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Podchaser.

    24m - Mar 26, 2024
  • Celebrating 100 Dumb Episodes with an NCAA Tournament Extravaganza!

    It’s a 100th episode extravaganza! This episode was recorded during Selection Sunday as the NCAA Tournament field was revealed. In addition to a live reaction to the field, we’re counting down our top 10 favorite and least favorite moments from March Madness past and present. Plus, how many college basketball players can Sean name?

    Check out a few great moments we mention, including Ron Hunter falling off a stool, Texas A&M’s impressive late-game comeback against Northern Iowa, and this beautiful video of the broadcast team calling this bananas Furman play against Virginia.  

    Do you have a favorite March Madness moment? Let us know on Instagram, or drop us a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

    50m - Mar 19, 2024
  • Sports Rec Leagues R Expensively Dumb

    Sean and Joey both play in recreational sports leagues, and they're not entirely sure why. From expensive price tags to poor court and field conditions to people who take things way too seriously, it seems like a recipe for disaster. Perhaps you feel the same about your rec league.

    These rec leagues also take over locations that would otherwise have fun, friendly pickup games, preventing people from enjoying themselves. Stop pricing out these folks, rec leagues!

    In the meantime, be a delight and follow the show on Instagram or give us a kind review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

    22m - Mar 12, 2024
  • People Whose Entire Identity Is Hating Other Teams R Unpleasantly Dumb

    We're all about some quality trash talking here, but when it's your whole personality? Oof, it's not a good look. And there are too many people out there hating.

    You've got plenty of good stuff going on in your life. Don't spend so much time putting down others. Instead, LIFT THEM UP.

    Speaking of lifting others up, why not lift up your phone and give the show a follow on Instagram or drop a five-star review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts? Thank you for the support!

    16m - Mar 5, 2024
  • Chaotic Court Storms R Hive Mind Dumb

    We've seen multiple players get injured across men's and women's college basketball as home crowds storm the court after a victory. Why is it so hard to keep opposing players safe?

    Plus, analysts making bold predictions with no consequences, live fan gimmicks during hockey games, and this delightful scene from Parks and Rec.

    Give us a follow on Instagram or a nice review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. You rock!

    18m - Feb 27, 2024
  • Dumb Moments from NBA All-Star Weekend

    Another NBA All-Star Weekend has come and gone, and once again, there was plenty of dumb mixed in with the good.

    We're diving into some of the worst moments, from Micah Parsons caring way too much about the Celebrity Game to Kenny Smith quickly sapping the joy out of a historic three-point contest between Sabrina Ionescu and Stephen Curry.

    And, as promised, here's Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic being very cute together on the court.

    28m - Feb 20, 2024
  • Dumb Super Bowl Observations

    What a thrilling Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. We’re giving an overview of it all. Top moments from the game! The best (and worst) commercials! That halftime show with roller skates!

    Plus, the first time Sean cried while watching sports, brutally sobering flag football moments, what constitutes a game-winner in basketball, and Sean’s poor stomach during the Super Bowl party.

    Want even more good stuff? Follow Sports R Dumb on Instagram.

    33m - Feb 13, 2024
  • Over-Officiating Sports During Pickup Games Is Whistle-Blowing Dumb

    Joey recently had a pickup basketball experience where one player kept calling fouls. Like…on every play. We don’t have time for that! And why is it so easy to lose track of the score when you’re only counting by 1s and 2s? 

    One other PSA: If you’re wearing something sharp while playing a sport, PLEASE reconsider. We all have other things to do afterwards.

    Plus, the absurd ticket prices for the Super Bowl, and we start prepping for our 100th episode extravaganza. We welcome your input, too! Feel free to message us @sportsrdumb on Instagram or give us a shout on Twitter @josephcurrency and @seanyboy_05.

    17m - Feb 6, 2024
  • Complaints About Defense During Historical Scoring Outbursts R Missing the Point Dumb

    In the time it took to read the title of this episode, another NBA player just scored at least 60 points. Rather than celebrating these impressive achievements, many fans are waxing poetic about the good ol' days, back when defense MEANT something, you know? And that's pretty dumb. It's still very hard to score many baskets in a game.

    Plus, that Peyton Manning and Emmitt Smith Bud Light commercial, coach firings and bats flying on the court, and Sean learns about a new NBA player with a cool nickname and an even cooler Wikipedia photo.

    Got an idea for a future dumb topic? Send it to us at @sportsrdumb on Instagram!

    17m - Jan 30, 2024
  • Unnecessary Breaking News Updates R Urgently Dumb

    If you spend any time on social media, you'll likely come across a "breaking news" post from the sports world. Yet when you read the story, it's about something that could happen. There's no news to be found! That's pretty dumb, isn't it?

    Plus, the demise of Sports Illustrated, unfortunate seatmates on airplanes, and the evolution of Super Bowl commercials, including a personal favorite starring Anna Kendrick.

    Did you know Joey also has a fun fact newsletter? Learn a little more about the world (in very un-breaking news fashion) with Fun Fact Friyay.

    And thank you to Goodpods for naming Sports R Dumb one of its top Sports News podcasts!

    22m - Jan 23, 2024
  • Playoff Hopes R Eternally Dumb

    Hope springs eternal, but as sports fans know, it typically lets you down. And Sean's Dallas Cowboys let him down in a BIG way. How silly that we fall for this trick every single season when only one team can end as the champion.

    We also cover Chicago Bulls fans booing former GM Jerry Krause, complete with Stacey King's angry Nationwide ad read and critique of the fans.

    Plus, Joey tried his hand at pickup basketball, and despite a blister on his pinky toe, he emerged relatively intact! And a new show featuring Rob Lowe that's surprisingly entertaining.

    P.S. Digging what you hear? Follow the show on Instagram for more goodies.

    18m - Jan 16, 2024
  • The Last Two Weeks of Sports R Jam-Packed Dumb

    We took a couple of weeks off and it was CHAOS in the sports world. Luckily, we’re covering all the good stuff.

    Here’s a taste: Sean’s experience watching Texas against Washington at the Sugar Bowl, the last play of the Cowboys/Lions game, the last play of the Alabama game, the NFL playing games on Christmas to ruin the NBA’s joy, David Tepper throwing drinks at opposing fans, Jameis Winston and the Saints’ victory formation kneel down turned touchdown, and Aaron Rodgers saying…well, anything, really.

    If it was dumb and it happened over the past two weeks, we’re discussing it. And you should make sure to leave a review on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Goodpods! That’s both a lovely thing to do and helps the show. You rock, and happy 2024!

    P.S. Here’s the wacky Caron Butler video. Cheers to fake handshakes that become two points!

    E90 - 30m - Jan 9, 2024
  • A Dumb Naughty List and Equally Dumb New Year's Resolutions

    It's that time of year to be making holiday lists, and we've got TWO great lists for you.

    First, we're going over our 2023 Naughty List to folks who really haven't made the sports world a better place. Then, it's our New Year's resolutions that we absolutely will stick to in 2024.

    Plus, putting out cookies for Santa, sending risque photos on airplanes, and is Sean finally done with fantasy football? And let's all take a moment to admire the original Detroit Pistons logo.

    This is our last episode of the year, but head over to Instagram to follow Sports R Dumb for more holiday shenanigans. See you in 2024!

    36m - Dec 19, 2023
  • Choosing Only Quarterbacks as MVP or Heisman Candidates Is Constrainingly Dumb

    LSU's Jayden Daniels won this year's Heisman Trophy. All of the contenders for the award were quarterbacks, and the same seems to be true of the NFL. Do the other positions not matter at all?

    Plus, we're diving into Patrick Mahomes being very upset over an official's call, the NBA in-season tournament, and a sports cliche about when certain sports leagues are at their best.

    Are you a fan of the show? You'd be super cool (even more than you usually are, you cool cat) if you leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify!

    17m - Dec 12, 2023
  • The College Football Playoff Rankings R Unfairly Dumb

    Sean is thrilled because his Texas Longhorns are in the College Football Playoff. Florida State fans are less than thrilled after their team finished an undefeated season and won't be included in the festivities.

    Basic math suggests picking from five power conferences to select four teams to represent the nation's best will lead to controversy. Good thing next year will have more teams in the playoff, and surely there won't be any arguments in 2024, right?

    Plus, a peek inside Joey's Europe trip, fake movie villains, and why everyone likes to blame officials for things.

    P.S. Don't be afraid to follow the show on Instagram!

    21m - Dec 5, 2023
  • Overreactions to Clearly Fake Sports Stories R Angrily Dumb

    This show loves your support! Follow Sports R Dumb on Instagram, Sean on Twitch, and Joey on Fun Fact Friyay.

    Across social media, but especially on the site formerly known as Twitter, you’ll see quite a few parody accounts — such as Ballsack Sports — that only exist to share news and stories that aren’t real. These accounts are often very obvious, and yet, many fans still fall for them. And then they rage about these fake stories, which is absurd. 

    Plus, what Sean would taste like if he were a cocktail, which NFL matchup is a President’s favorite, and what a spectacular rant about James Harden by Dallas Mavericks announcer Brian Dameris. 

    15m - Nov 28, 2023
  • These Classic Thanksgiving Foods R Tummy-Turning Dumb

    It’s Thanksgiving here in America, and we’re celebrating by eating copious amounts of food. But Sean has a handful of things that you will not find on his plate. Let’s count ‘em down!

    Plus, the voodoo of Aaron Rodgers’ achilles injury, what plant-based eggs are made from, the struggle to going to a game live on Thanksgiving, and what if football stadiums had Black Friday sales? And here’s the glorious Wikipedia page for high-fiving.

    Support the show! Check us out on Instagram, Sean on Twitch, and Joey on Fun Fact Friyay.

    18m - Nov 21, 2023
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