29 episodes

Hello and welcome to Crunching Tackles, a podcast where John Nekrasov and Chad Wylie sit down once a week to discuss the biggest cultural issues that affect the sports world. Tune in every Monday to hear our takes on the controversial topics that touch the games we watch every week (and hear us scream at each other about Star Wars). If you enjoy our content, like, follow, subscribe (all the fun stuff), and follow us on Twitter @john_nekrasov and @chadewylie!

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Hello and welcome to Crunching Tackles, a podcast where John Nekrasov and Chad Wylie sit down once a week to discuss the biggest cultural issues that affect the sports world. Tune in every Monday to hear our takes on the controversial topics that touch the games we watch every week (and hear us scream at each other about Star Wars). If you enjoy our content, like, follow, subscribe (all the fun stuff), and follow us on Twitter @john_nekrasov and @chadewylie!

    Episode 29: Stereotyping Sportsfans

    Episode 29: Stereotyping Sportsfans

    After diving into polling data and demographic information, Chad and John break down what an average sports fan looks like. Is it different for different sports? How does age come into account? What about political beliefs?

    On this week's podcast, we discuss:
    - Baby Yoda's heritage
    - How demographics impact sports, and what it means for the future
    - Should sports be concerned about declining ratings?
    - Giannis winning NBA league MVP over LeBron
    - And Kanye West's latest Twitter-storm pit two sports apparel giants against each other.

    As always, make sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitter at @crunch_tackles and on Instagram at @crunching_tackles!

    • 42 min
    Episode 28: Lights, Camera, SPORTS!

    Episode 28: Lights, Camera, SPORTS!

    With the abundance of sports documentaries currently available on-demand, what are the best ones? What makes for an excellent sports documentary? And what do these documentaries do to the way fans view sports?

    On this week's podcast, we discuss:
    - Which sports documentaries are the best
    - What makes for a good sports documentary
    - Skip Bayless and his comments about Dak Prescott
    - Kansas City Chiefs fans booing unity
    - And what lightsaber color we would both have if we were Jedi.

    As always, make sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitter at @crunch_tackles and on Instagram at @crunching_tackles!

    • 44 min
    Episode 27: What's On Second?

    Episode 27: What's On Second?

    Major league baseball has experimented with several rule changes this season, including the designated hitter and runners on second base. What do the guys think about these rules, and what other rules would they like to see sports try?

    On this week's podcast, we discuss:
    - Star Wars and Batman (somehow at the same time)
    - If MLB rule changes are good for baseball
    - What rule changes we would like to see sports try
    - The US Open COVID protocol
    - And John heaps praise on Tottenham Hotspur: All Or Nothing documentary.

    As always, make sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitter at @crunch_tackles and on Instagram at @crunching_tackles!

    • 45 min
    Episode 26: The NBA Boycott

    Episode 26: The NBA Boycott

    When the NBA shut down for the second time in 2020, the reason was very different. What did the NBA players gain by staging a boycott of games for a few days? Was this helpful to their cause? Should they finish this season?

    On this week's podcast, we discuss:
    - Why the NBA players chose to boycott
    - What the increase in politics mean for sports
    - Why some athletes may feel left out of the conversation
    - What Barcelona got wrong with Lionel Messi
    - And why we are Anakin Skywalker but want to be Obi-Wan Kenobi.

    As always, make sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitter at @crunch_tackles and on Instagram at @crunching_tackles!

    • 40 min
    Episode 25: How to Define the Best

    Episode 25: How to Define the Best

    Everyone likes to debate who the G.O.A.T. is, but what is the criteria to determine it? On this episode, John and Chad break down the different ways to define greatness, and explain which method is the best.

    On this week's podcast, we:
    - Answer your Star Wars questions
    - Debate statistics vs. achievements as a way to define greatness
    - Theorize about athletes who would excel in multiple sports
    - Argue about a suit, and whether or not trends are good in fashion
    - And Chad returns to last weeks episode about college football with a stern reminder to UNC.

    As always, make sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitter at @crunch_tackles and on Instagram at @crunching_tackles!

    • 37 min
    Episode 24: Will College Football Happen?

    Episode 24: Will College Football Happen?

    The Big 10 and Pac-12 have suspended their fall football seasons, but what will the rest of college sports do? Will we have a season? What will that look like?

    On this week's podcast, we discuss:
    - Which city is the best sports town
    - Why did two major conferences cancel their fall football seasons?
    - Will this lead to a collegiate player's union?
    - Plus Chad and John rant to each other about Star Wars.
    - And Chad resorts to reckless and inappropriate ad hominem attacks!

    As always, make sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitter at @crunch_tackles and on Instagram at @crunching_tackles!

    • 39 min

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