186 episodes

The only podcast you'll ever need...
Cubs podcast with Andy from Pointless Exercise, Sam Fels from Deadspin and Kyle Reichert.
Bears podcast and Movie Deep Dive Podcast with Andy and actor/comedian Mike Pusateri.
And, "Mike and Andy Reminisce About Some Crap" features Andy and Mike Donahue remembering Bears and Cubs greats...and not so greats.

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The only podcast you'll ever need...
Cubs podcast with Andy from Pointless Exercise, Sam Fels from Deadspin and Kyle Reichert.
Bears podcast and Movie Deep Dive Podcast with Andy and actor/comedian Mike Pusateri.
And, "Mike and Andy Reminisce About Some Crap" features Andy and Mike Donahue remembering Bears and Cubs greats...and not so greats.

    180. Bill, Ted, George, Tanesha and Soup's Excellent Coaching Search Adventure - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    180. Bill, Ted, George, Tanesha and Soup's Excellent Coaching Search Adventure - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    George McCaskey drops by to join the guys on the podcast as they discuss the firings of Bears' GM Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy. George explains why hiring an 80 year old consultant who seems to be just trying to sell a book is the key to finally finding a good coach and GM. We learn that Ted Phillips isn't going to oversee football anymore because he'll be too busy in Arlington Heights pretending he's an architect, and that the GM will report to George and that George will get his football guidance from...Ted? Oh, it was all just so Bears. Join us as we chime in on George's ponderous press conference and look ahead to what candidates are out there for the Bears for both jobs. Oh, and there's a guy named Soup on the search committee. 


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Remember This Crap - Bears at Vikings - Week Three - 1985

    Remember This Crap - Bears at Vikings - Week Three - 1985

    Something funky's been happening to the Apple version of this Remember This Crap podcast on the Jim McMahon Game in the Metrodome in 1985. So here's the most stripped down version we can upload. Hope it works for everyone. It's a good one. 


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    • 1 hr 44 min
    179a. Jim McMahon has had enough of this sh*t - Remember This Crap? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    179a. Jim McMahon has had enough of this sh*t - Remember This Crap? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    With the Bears and Vikings playing another meaningless season finale on Sunday, we look back to a more important game, one of the coolest in Bears' history. It's Monday Night Football on Thursday early in the 1985 season and the illustrious crew of Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and Orenthal James Simpson are in the Metrodome for a game that Jim McMahon was too injured to start. But not too injured to finish. 

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    178. Learning the right lessons - Bears v. Giants - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    178. Learning the right lessons - Bears v. Giants - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    The Bears dominated a really terrible Giants team and the guys discuss whether or not the McCaskeys learned any of the right lessons from it. They also wonder if the inept play of an opposing QB has ever gotten a general manager fired. (Fingers crossed.) They bask in the glow of Robert Quinn breaking a prestigious record that we only learned even existed two weeks ago. They look ahead a week and wonder what the timing will be with the firings and hirings. And they are super excited about week 18. Maybe. 


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    177. Best of the Giants - Remember This Crap - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    177. Best of the Giants - Remember This Crap - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    If you didn't hear it last year, or you have a less than great memory all of this stuff is new to you. There's a lot of crap to remember about two of the oldest and most similar franchises in NFL history, the New York Giants and our beloved Bears. From Tom Coughlin's beet red face to Bill Parcells pulling his pants up to his breasts and everything in between. The guys get into the long ago history of the teams and the more recent stuff, and for some reason they spend a good amount of time talking about Uwe Von Schamann, Rolf Benirschke, Fuad Reveiz, Ken Anderson, John Jefferson and much, much more. 


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    • 57 min
    176. Why can't the Bears ever do the obvious thing? - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    176. Why can't the Bears ever do the obvious thing? - Pointless Exercise Bears Podcast

    It was a Christmas (day after) miracle! Nick Foles led the Bears to a win in snowy Seattke and the guys are here to bask in the glow of a hard fought victory and wonder why the Bears haven't fired head coach Matt Nagy yet. They discuss what the delay might mean, why it's the right thing to do, who they should hire and what a new front office structure should look like. Then, there's exciting breaking news during the podcast (with a breaking news theme, and everything!) They also look ahead to this week's game with the Giants and ponder whether the Giants should even want to win. 


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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

ScottSwartz ,

Helps numb the pain of being a Chicago sports fan

Being a fan of Chicago sports team is hard. Filled with incompetent or garbage families for owners, dopes for coaches/managers, and players who routinely disappoint, sometimes you just have to laugh at their mediocrity (if they even manage to clear that bar). That’s where this podcast comes in. Yes, you’ll learn a ton, but you’ll also have a ton of fun. Andy and his co-hosts don’t ever forget that sports, while they often infuriate us, are still supposed to be fun.

Beers and Beat Guys ,

A hoot!

If you ever wanted to listen to the 2 old guys in the balcony from The Muppet Show do a Cubs podcast, this is for you!

Santo's Wooden Legs ,

Where the Other 15% Congregate

Sweden’s most popular Cubs podcast is nonstop hijinx. Andy Dolan (of Desipio.com fame) and Mike Bradt (aka Bad Kermit) reminisce about Mike Quade’s eyebrows, Luis Valbuena’s bat flips (RIP), Al Yellon’s crummy baseball blog and Chicago’s worst sportswriters (spoiler alert — Phil Rogers takes the cake). They even occasionally discuss the current Cubs team! 10/10 will purchase again!

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