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

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    • 4.3 • 11 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.

    277 - NRL, AFL, Motorsport, Olympics, Darts, Tour de France, NBA Finals

    277 - NRL, AFL, Motorsport, Olympics, Darts, Tour de France, NBA Finals

    It's a 4 man weave this week with Erik and Mendy joining the show to preview the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
    First up it's the NRL and Melbourne are clearly the class of the field at the moment. And they've been doing it without two of their best players.
    The AFL is throwing up strange results every week. And this was no exception. Richmond beat Brisbane, but with Dusty Martin out for the season is their dynasty finally over? And the Melbourne Western Bulldogs clash this week should be a belter.
    Supercars raced around Townsville again on the weekend. Where to now for a sport that doesn't have a lot of available tracks right now? Oran Park and Lakeside are no longer options. In the F1 Hamilton dive bombed Verstappen. We're not the British media so we won't defend Hamilton on this one.
    And then it's the Olympic preview. We run through a few of the events we're really looking forward to. Race Climbing seems to have captured the imagination of the whole team. The Basketball should be one of the most competitive on record. And Pies has found a couple of events that could bring about a world record.
    We finish off with some darts, NBA Finals and Tour de France talk.
    It's a big show. But we had fun catching up.
    0:00:00 - Preamble
    0:13:00 - NRL
    0:58:00 - AFL
    1:21:00 - Motorsport
    1:33:00 - Tokyo 2020 Preview
    2:07:00 - Darts, NBA Finals, Tour de France
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    No Phony Network - @NoPhonyNetwork
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 2 hrs 28 min
    276 - NRL, Origin, AFL, Supercars, Euro Cup, NBA Finals, Tour de France

    276 - NRL, Origin, AFL, Supercars, Euro Cup, NBA Finals, Tour de France

    The Producer is dealing with some gremlins in the system . But we've managed to put together another lockdown show via the marvels of the NBN.
    First up it was a short week in the NRL and the Blues came up agonisingly short in State of Origin.
    In the AFL the upsets continue with the Kangaroos beating West Coast in Perth and St Kilda outplaying Brisbane.
    Supercars were back in Townsville and Shane Van Gisbergen is dominating his rivals. F1 at Silverstone this weekend.
    Italy beat England in the Euro Cup Final. And Pies and BS couldn't be happier after the English fans trashed the Italy fans before the game and Leicester Square afterwards. They really are the worst fans in world sport.
    Milwaukee have tied the NBA Finals with the 4 games going to the home side. Phoenix head home for the weekend and Pies needs them to lift.
    And in the Tour de France Tadej Pogacar is dominating in the mountains and Mark Cavendish has been flying in the sprints. After a few crashes in the first week. It's become a battle of attrition for the riders that are left. Pogacar looks unbeatable though.
    0:00:00 - NRL / State of Origin
    0:33:00 - AFL
    0:51:00 - Motorsport
    0:57:00 - Soccer
    1:05:00 - NBA Finals
    1:08:00 - Tour de France
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    No Phony Network - @NoPhonyNetwork
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    275 - NRL, AFL, F1, Euro Cup, NBA Finals, Tour de France

    275 - NRL, AFL, F1, Euro Cup, NBA Finals, Tour de France

    With the Sydney Covid lockdown continuing, Pies and The Producer have organised a Zoom call to get their stories straight.
    In the NRL the Dragons had a barbecue, and a bunch of teams got flogged.
    In the AFL the Giants showed true grit to repel Melbourne while West Coast really don't like playing at GMHBA Stadium.
    Max Verstappen won another F1 Grand Prix. Lando Norris got McLaren on the podium again. And Red Bull have the Mercedes measure.
    The People's Team Denmark are into a Semi Final and have a chance at playing Italy in the Final. England stand in their way.
    Led by Chris Paul Phoenix beat Milwaukee in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. 3 more to go!
    Tadej Pogacar is toying with them in the Tour de France. While Mark Cavendish has won 3 stages as a 36 year old.
    0:00:00 - NRL
    0:58:00 - AFL
    1:18:00 - Formula 1
    1:26:00 - Euro Cup
    1:35:00 - NBA Finals
    1:38:40 - Tour de France
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    No Phony Network - @NoPhonyNetwork
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 1 hr 44 min
    274 - NRL, AFL, Motorsport, Euro Cup, Test Cricket Championship, NBA Playoffs, Tour de France, NHL

    274 - NRL, AFL, Motorsport, Euro Cup, Test Cricket Championship, NBA Playoffs, Tour de France, NHL

    Pies was asleep so Erik and The Producer cover all the latest in the NRL including a wrap of Origin 2 and they look ahead to this week's NRL games.
    Then we're back to the full compliment as Pies returns to talk AFL. Leon Cameron is on thin ice, Western Bulldogs are a strong team and the Saints must be the most frustrating team to follow after a dominant victory over Richmond.
    Max Verstappen won the Styrian GP, Denmark are the People's Team, although BS stakes his claims for Switzerland. And among it all, Italy have just been the best team.
    New Zealand won the ICC Test Championship Final the NBA Playoffs are reaching a culmination, Caleb Ewan crashed out of the Tour de France in a crash-laden first week, while Tampa look too good in the Stanley Cup Final.
    0:00:00 - State of Origin and NRL
    0:31:15 - AFL
    0:57:00 - Formula 1
    0:59:00 - Soccer
    1:23:00 - Test Cricket
    1:32:00 - NBA Playoffs
    1:44:00 - Tour de France
    1:47:00 - NHL
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    No Phony Network - @NoPhonyNetwork
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 1 hr 53 min
    273 - NRL, AFL, Motorsport, Euro Cup, Cricket, NBA Playoffs

    273 - NRL, AFL, Motorsport, Euro Cup, Cricket, NBA Playoffs

    Colbee has been dropped back to reserves after scoring 2 tries and letting in 6 down his wing.
    Pies and BS tackle all the drama surrounding the NRL. High shots take centre stage again. When should a player be sin binned? How low is low enough to be making a genuine attempt to miss the head? Can Trent Robinson make his mind up over when referees should take matters into their own hands? Plus we preview Origin 2. Not surprisingly, NSW will win comfortably again.
    In the AFL Geelong beat Western Bulldogs after the siren. The Giants beat their twos and Jake Stringer had Launceston in a whirl as the Bombers beat Hawthorn.
    Max Verstappen won in France and we cover all the other motorsport results.
    The Euro Cup is down to the knockout stages, France and Italy are looking good. Denmark have bounced back also.
    NBA Playoffs and we're down to an unlikely final 4. Phoenix have taken an early lead over the LA Clippers. While in the East Milwaukee outlasted Brooklyn and Atlanta finished off Ben Simmons and the Philadelphis 76ers.
    0:00:00 - NRL
    1:21:00 - AFL
    1:38:00 - Motorsport
    1:43:00 - Euro 2020
    1:47:00 - Cricket
    1:48:00 - NBA Playoffs
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    No Phony Network - @NoPhonyNetwork
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    272 - NRL, AFL, NBA, Motorsport, Cricket, Euro Cup

    272 - NRL, AFL, NBA, Motorsport, Cricket, Euro Cup

    On the back of recording the NRL Mid-year report and run to the finals show, the boys are back for the regular episode.
    The show starts with Pies off riding his push bike so we have to get Colbee in to cover the NRL. The Eels get another big win against the Tigers and Colbee and the a Producer then discuss if the send off in the Brisbane & Canberra game was the correct call.
    In NRL Supercoach Colbee is fighting being the first team member relegated. Last years Bats and Balls Cup winner the DWS Fleshpuppets is in a battle to make the finals. Every player gets 5 trades after Round 15 so it is go time.
    Pies then stops in to cover the AFL and NBA. In the AFL the guys discuss if the Swans bubble has burst after a bad loss to the Hawks. Did GWS let one slip after a tied game against the last place Kangaroos. The Producer is happy as his Eagles got the win against the Tigers.
    While in the NBA the team Pies tipped the show earlier in the year is doing well. Can the Suns go all they way?
    Colbee then returns to talk a little motorsport. Supercars and F1 have races this weekend while Nascar and Indy Car had great races over the past weekend. Colbee and the Producer also cover some Cricket with the ICC Test Final being played this week between NZ and India.
    Lastly we get Erik on the phone to talk about Euro 2020. Denmark had a tough 1st game, can they bounce back and get to the next stage?
    0:00:00 - NRL
    1:07:00 - AFL
    1:26:00 - NBA
    1:30:00 - Motorsport
    1:33:00 - Cricket
    1:37:00 - Euro 2020
    Part of the No Phony Podcast Network nophonynetwork.com
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @brendansmith05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    No Phony Network - @NoPhonyNetwork
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 2 hrs 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 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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