100 episodes

A podcast featuring Josh, Brendan and friends talking about sport from Australia and around the globe.

We focus on the NRL rugby league, AFL Australian rules, cricket, A-League football, horse racing, NBA basketball, NFL American football, MLB baseball and other sports that take our fancy.

Bats and Balls Podcast Bats and Balls Podcast

    • Rugby
    • 4.2, 10 Ratings

A podcast featuring Josh, Brendan and friends talking about sport from Australia and around the globe.

We focus on the NRL rugby league, AFL Australian rules, cricket, A-League football, horse racing, NBA basketball, NFL American football, MLB baseball and other sports that take our fancy.

    232 - NRL, Supercoach, Listener Questions, Other Sport

    232 - NRL, Supercoach, Listener Questions, Other Sport

    Pies, Erik and The Producer are back to recap the return of the NRL. The Eels and Sea Eagles look good and have very few injuries. The Raiders look like premiership favourites after a third straight win in Melbourne. And the Red V goes from bad to worse with a shutout against the Warriors.
    Pies Supercoach team The Lone Rangers is flying topping the league this week with 1212 points.
    While in the Tipping Comp, you might as well give up now as Brendan has tipped 22.5 of the 24 games to be equal first in the entire ESPN Footy Tips app! Can The Producer hang on for the next 17 rounds?
    Plus we answer all of your questions from our social media. Thanks for the feedback and if you ask the questions, we'll answer them.
    0:00:00 - NRL
    1:57:00 - Supercoach & Tipping
    2:08:00 - Listener Questions & Other Sport
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    Zac - @BigZacko
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    No Phony Network - @phonyno
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 3 hrs 4 min
    231 - NRL Returns, Other Sports

    231 - NRL Returns, Other Sports

    Pies is back in studio for the first time in months. Erik is still on the line via mobile telephone.
    The NRL is back and the rest of the sporting world are looking on in wonder at the magnificent leader of men Peter V'Landys and what he has accomplished in such a short time. Alternatively, Australia is doing so well, anyone would have had Rugby League back by now.
    Pies is locked in on Parramatta premiership glory, meanwhile The Producer is a little more reserved in his enthusiasm. Plus we answer all of your questions regarding coronavirus / Covid-19 return, the immortal Terry Lamb and home ground advantage.
    In other sport the AFL are hot on the heels of NRL in their return to our TVs. Motorsports have modified schedules with Supercars on track for a return to action soon. And the NBA are looking at a Disney World Bubble.
    0:00:00 - NRL Return
    2:40:00 - Supercoach
    2:48:00 - Other Sports
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    Zac - @BigZacko
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    No Phony Network - @phonyno
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 3 hrs 9 min
    230 - 1983 Year in Review

    230 - 1983 Year in Review

    The Producer chose 1983 and it was a huge year for Australian sport. Locally and abroad.
    It all came to a head in September when in the space of three days newly appointed Prime Minister Bob Hawke attended the VFL Grand Final at the MCG, NSWRL Grand Final at the SCG and the America's Cup in Fremantle.
    Parramatta were way too good in the NSWRL Grand Final despite the marketing from Tooheys in 1984.
    In the VFL Grand Final Hawthorn hammered Essendon despite North Melbourne being the 1983 Minor Premiers.
    And then in the America's Cup, Australia II came back from tactical errors, nerves, mechanical malfunctions and a 3-1 deficit to win the most elusive trophy in world sport.
    Also Martina Navratilova won 3 slams, and Kiwi came from last on the turn to win the Melbourne Cup.
    Podium
    Gold - Australia II
    Silver - Parramatta Eels
    Bronze - Martina Navratilova
    Bronze - Kiwi
    Bronze - Bob Hawke
    0:00:00 - NSWRFL
    1:08:00 - VFL
    1:22:00 - America's Cup
    1:42:00 - Other Sports
    2:11:00 - Pop Culture
    Next Week - 1964
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    Zac - @BigZacko
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    No Phony Network - @phonyno
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 2 hrs 34 min
    229 - 2000 Year in Review

    229 - 2000 Year in Review

    We brought out the big guns this week. It was Pies' choice to remember the year 2000.
    Before we get into the year in review we kick off by taking a look at the current state of play.
    The NRL title was taken out by the Broncos. Lote Tuqiri and Wendell Sailor were the wingers and Luke Phillips played a blinder in a losing GF side.
    Essendon were one of the best sides to ever play AFL. They won 21 of 22 during the home and away season and romped through the Finals to win the flag.
    But the Sydney Olympics were the big story of 2000. We remember Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay, Tatiana Grigorieva and Jai Taurima. It was a golden Olympic Games for Australia and the best games ever.
    Then we rattle home with the rest of the sporting world including 3/4 of the Tiger Slam.
    Podium
    Gold - Cathy Freeman
    Gold - Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Team
    Bronze - Venus Williams
    0:00:00 - Current Sports
    0:22:00 - NRL
    0:47:00 - AFL
    1:10:00 - Sydney Olympic Games
    2:02:00 - Other Sports
    2:12:00 - Pop Culture
    Next Week - 1983
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    Zac - @BigZacko
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    No Phony Network - @phonyno
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 2 hrs 41 min
    228 - 2005 Year in Review

    228 - 2005 Year in Review

    It was Erik's choice this week and not surprisingly he chose 2005.
    In the NRL Parramatta won the minor premiership, but Wests Tigers won the title and Benji Marshall became the most replayed player in NRL history.
    In the AFL Sydney Swans beat West Coast in the first of two epic Grand Finals. But it took some Nick Davis magic two weeks earlier for the Swans to even make the big one.
    England regained The Ashes and consigned Australia to 15 years of searching for the all-rounder to match Freddie Flintoff. Shane Warne took 40 wickets to keep Australia close.
    And headlining the other sports. Tiger Woods chipped in on the 16th hole at Augusta to break the hearts of Chris Dimarco and Pies. Tiger eventually won The Masters on the first playoff hole and created the only image that gets replayed more often than Benji's flick. That Nike Swoosh dangling above the hole.
    Makybe Diva won her third straight Melbourne Cup and completed the Cox Plate - Melbourne Cup double capturing the hearts and minds of a nation along the way.
    0:00:00 - NRL
    0:51:00 - AFL
    1:25:00 - The Ashes
    1:50:00 - Other Sports
    2:40:00 - Pop Culture
    Next week - 2000
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Zac - @BigZacko
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    No Phony Network - @phonyno
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 2 hrs 54 min
    227 - NRL in 2020 and Beyond

    227 - NRL in 2020 and Beyond

    Erik, The Producer and Pies are back with a slightly different show this week. We tackle the NRL from a current perspective of getting the games back on. And then we come up with some solutions to problems that exist or otherwise.
    COVID-19 has Australia and the various states in virtual lockdown. Since Coronavirus first hit our shores, there's been no sport played around the country. We examine Peter V'Landys' timeframe of a 28 May return and Pies has a solution that can get the footy back on by then.
    The second half of this show will be a bit more timeless than the first half. We tackle the big picture of the NRL moving forward. Team numbers, broadcast rights, rules and refereeing, promotion and relegation and jersey numbers. Not all the ideas get past the spitballing stage. But at least we're considering them.
    0:00:00 - NRL in 2020
    0:55:00 - NRL in the Future
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Zac - @BigZacko
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    No Phony Network - @phonyno
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 2 hrs 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

dZ mendo ,

Quality sports podcast

High quality show covering all the major Aussie sports and some left field sports from around the world. Plenty of laughs to be had and if your into SuperCoach they’ve got you covered as well

Poolio G ,

Great sporting podcast!

Excellent podcast covering all major sports in Oz and abroad, with quality banter and honest opinions between the hosts and guests. Highly recommended for NRL and Supercoach!

Daley Croker ,

Great GREAT podcast!

I hope I didn't over do it with the heading but it really is a terrific podcast. The guys are hilarious and know their sport. Possibly equally as fun as a ménage à trois, but with less back pain. If you haven't experienced either your missing out on life!

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