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Sports talk, without the sports talk. We go deep with the people who play and cover sports about their passions away from the games. Movies, music, hobbies, interests, fashion. Anything ... JUST NOT SPORTS.

Just Not Sports Brad Burke & Gareth Hughes

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

Sports talk, without the sports talk. We go deep with the people who play and cover sports about their passions away from the games. Movies, music, hobbies, interests, fashion. Anything ... JUST NOT SPORTS.

    Our Last Episode Had to Be Marvin Lewis Talking Golf. (Yup, Just Golf.)

    Our Last Episode Had to Be Marvin Lewis Talking Golf. (Yup, Just Golf.)

    It's the last dance for "Just Not Sports," and we're bringing out the big guns! MARVIN LEWIS coached our (well, Brad's) beloved Bengals for half our life, so we're thrilled to finally have our favorite all-time coach here to share his love of golf. We break down his short and mid-range game, his greatest tournament highlight (which is online, ya know), and why you shouldn't gamble with NBA players. (Like, ever.) Then, Gareth & Brad bid farewell after nearly 200 episodes and half-a-decade by creating their all-time "farewell" mix tape. Plenty of shoutouts to close this episode and series ... thanks to each and everyone who ever contributed, collaborated or listened over the years. Booty rappers, stay booty.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    World Series Hero Eric Davis Beat Cancer AND the '90 A's. He's a Legend.

    World Series Hero Eric Davis Beat Cancer AND the '90 A's. He's a Legend.

    ERIC DAVIS is a legend. He hit an iconic homerun in the 1990 World Series to beat the heavily favored A's. He outlasted double-figure surgeries. He somehow made "buttonless 80s baseball jerseys" work. And, most crucially, he beat cancer. Our co-host Gareth Hughes is battling cancer now, so we dialed up Eric for perspective and a pep talk. And it's especially poignant because Gareth was there in the stands the night when Eric went yard against Oakland in the World Series. Two strangers, connected by a legendary sports moment, and an awful disease. And the hope and resolve to win, in both.

    • 53 min
    Ringer's Rob Harvilla on '90s Music, '90s Sports & '90s #MACtion!

    Ringer's Rob Harvilla on '90s Music, '90s Sports & '90s #MACtion!

    Calling all MAC alums! (Uh, and MAC "townies" like us.) We've got The Ringer's ace music critic and writer ROB HARVILLA - an Ohio University alum - to break down his new podcast "60 Songs That Explain the '90s." And we also talk growing up with '90s Cleveland sports, having Mazzy Star as your prom theme, and all things Hashtag MACtion. And because Gareth & Brad grew up in a MAC town (shoutout Bagel & Deli in Oxford, Ohio) we share our favorite '90s MAC memories, from Randy Moss kinda sorta being in the MAC to Gary Trent kinda sorta being the "Shaq of the MAC."

    Go listen to "60 Songs That Explain the '90s" ... https://www.theringer.com/60-songs-that-explain-the-90s

    • 49 min
    ESPN's Sarah Spain on the Joys of Not Sticking to Sports

    ESPN's Sarah Spain on the Joys of Not Sticking to Sports

    On any given day, you can hear SARAH SPAIN talking sports on ESPN. On TV. On Radio. On Podcasts. Online. (And hell, maybe now in the owner's box.) But she's also found ways to use her platforms to explore her passions beyond sports - which is kinda sorta what this show is all about. So we break down that balancing act, her favorite interviews beyond sports, and some other fun stuff in her final appearance with us. Then, Brad and his daughter Charley talk the art and science of catching a real, live leprechaun.

    • 47 min
    Alexi Lalas Makes His Ultimate Mix Tape, from Air Supply to Zeppelin!

    Alexi Lalas Makes His Ultimate Mix Tape, from Air Supply to Zeppelin!

    We continue our Exit Interviews with soccer icon ALEXI LALAS returning for the third time! After two appearances breaking down his own musical talents, this time we asked him to describe his life via mix tape. And he delivers with an all-time starting eleven! Then, Gareth and Brad do the same ... and it gets seriously weird.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Best Of: "Good Place" Creator Michael Schur on Books & NFL Reporter Judy Battista on Van Halen

    Best Of: "Good Place" Creator Michael Schur on Books & NFL Reporter Judy Battista on Van Halen

    Hey, before we go away for good, let's look back! Gareth and Brad replay an interview with "Parks & Rec" and "Good Place" creator MICHAEL SCHUR on the one book he got banned by his wife from discussing at parties ("The Power Broker"). Then, we discuss and debate the legacy of Van Halen with NFL reporter JUDY BATTISTA. These are two of our favorite interviews - enjoy!

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

NotJota ,

Hate Sports, Love Show

I would rather smoke a diaper than watch a professional sports game. Yet, somehow, I was hooked on this show from Episode One. Brad's the jester, Adam's the straight man, and Gareth is the erudite Brooklyn hipster. It makes for some great chemistry.

Alejendro91 ,

Great Pod!!..!

Love the twist on sports talk guys….get some EPL players on here and it’ll be even better...

schills6 ,

Great listen

I've known Brad and Gareth for a lifetime, but even if you don't know these guys, you'll feel like they are your best friends after an episode or two. Great sense of humor in this podcast. I'm only a casual sports fan, but I find learning about athletes off the field truly fascinating and these guys make it so fun.

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