7 episodes

Grind my Gears is a straightforward podcast produced by two people who have had enough of certain parts of sports. Whether it be ridiculous rules, unrealistic guidelines for leagues or abused loopholes, nothing that upsets sports fans is safe from discussion. In each episode, the two hosts, Sean Nief and Derek Mattix, follow a theme regarding a certain sport or league and then go over three or four issues that they have with the aforementioned topic. No two episodes are ever the same. There are always new ways to express their anger and no sport is safe. The only consistent part is nonstop complaining. If you want to experience a podcast that gets the blood pumping, voices all of your internal anger as a sports fan and give you a chance to scream along with the host, then tune in to Grind my Gears!

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Grind my Gears is a straightforward podcast produced by two people who have had enough of certain parts of sports. Whether it be ridiculous rules, unrealistic guidelines for leagues or abused loopholes, nothing that upsets sports fans is safe from discussion. In each episode, the two hosts, Sean Nief and Derek Mattix, follow a theme regarding a certain sport or league and then go over three or four issues that they have with the aforementioned topic. No two episodes are ever the same. There are always new ways to express their anger and no sport is safe. The only consistent part is nonstop complaining. If you want to experience a podcast that gets the blood pumping, voices all of your internal anger as a sports fan and give you a chance to scream along with the host, then tune in to Grind my Gears!

    Ep 7 - NBA Blunders

    Ep 7 - NBA Blunders

    The NBA is one of the fan favorite leagues due to its interesting personalities, explosive highlights and competitive nature, but even a league like that has its faults. There are issues in practically every level of the NBA when people look close enough. Whether its issues with the players, the fans, or the organization of the league itself, there is plenty to go over. With the help of a special guest, Matthew Moon, who studies sports science at IU, the two hosts cover concepts like bandwagon fans, load management/season length and the draft lottery. With so many issues, there’s a lot to grind our gears.

    • 39 min
    Ep 6 - NFL Failures

    Ep 6 - NFL Failures

    To kick things off in the series, the host discuss one of sports constantly filled with frustration. The NFL has had issues with referee, political stances, free agency discussions and a new CBA for years now. Both hosts break down how season awards, game officiating, stubborn rookies, and the new CBA are all upsetting to dedicated fans.

    • 33 min
    Ep5 - Chasing Greatness

    Ep5 - Chasing Greatness

    The college football landscape has seen a lot of changes throughout this season, and this episode begins with the newest addition to the top 25 rankings: The Indiana Hoosiers. Moving on, the two hosts debate which of the top two teams in the nation should truly be ranked number one after all that they’ve accomplished this season. For the third segment, there is a brief breakdown of some conference rivalries in the week to come, which leads into a discussion of some playoff contenders. Finally, straying fromthe field, there is commentary on one of the league’s most questionable suspensions of the season.

    Intro (0:00)
    Segment One: Ranked? (0:14)
    Segment Two: Tigers or Buckeyes? (9:53)
    Segment Three: Conference Foes (20:32)
    Segment Four: Chasing the Playoffs (25:51)
    Segment Five: Chasing Chase (36:48)

    • 45 min
    Ep 4 - Three's Company

    Ep 4 - Three's Company

    In this episode of Smack Talk we have on our first guest in the show’s history to bring a new voice to the debate. Through the course of the show, we cover IU football’s continued hot streak and the team’s ceiling. Later, we talk about teams who are faltering and some who are surprising and whether or not they should be given credit. Then, we have a deep discussion on the path to the playoffs for numerous contenders. Finally, the episode concludes on a debate about some of the best rivalries in college football and highlights the matchup between Georgia and Florida.

    Intro (0:00)
    Segment One: IU Football (0:20)
    Segment Two: Legit or Nah? (16:20)
    Segment Three: Playoff Path (39:20)
    Segment Four: Florida vs Georgia/ All-time Debates (57:37)
    Outro (1:33:35)

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep 3 - Heating Up

    Ep 3 - Heating Up

    In this week’s upload we go over some of the best teams so far this season. There’s been a lot of hype around certain teams around college football, so the two hosts give their overexpectations for some of their favorite teams, including the Hoosiers. Then, in the spirit of Smack Talk, the hosts take part in an organized debate with the only intent to disagree with one another. Finally, in the last segment of the episode is a classic preview of the upcoming week of football along with decisions about who will win each highlighted match-ups.

    Intro (0:00)
    Segment One: Overexpectations (2:02)
    Segment Two: This is Why You’re Wrong (12:06)
    Segment Three: Pick Em’ (24:00)

    • 38 min
    Ep2 - Week 7 Run-down

    Ep2 - Week 7 Run-down

    After a big week of interdivisional matchups, the structure of college football hierarchy has changed greatly. In this episode, we dive into some blowouts and close contests throughout the Big Ten while questioning what implications these games have. Lateron, we cover some burning questions that certain fans have regarding questionable re-rankings and questioning just how legitimate certain teams are. Finally, this week of football was one of major upsets and heart-breaking losses for hopeful programs. We debate the teams that we believe have had the most disappointing seasons so far, and discuss if these teams have ruined their season entirely because of their shortcomings.

    Intro (0:00)
    Segment One: Big Ten Blowouts (0:19)
    Segment Two: Bold Takeaways (10:14)
    Segment Three: That Sucks! (20:22)
    Outro (30:19)

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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Bobyhsh ,

Great Podcast

Very entertaining and informative for all football fans! These guys know what they are talking about and it shows.

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