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From Defector. Former Deadspin writers Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested, horrifying takes from sports talk radio that need to be broken down, etc. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

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    • 3.8 • 1.2K Ratings

From Defector. Former Deadspin writers Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested, horrifying takes from sports talk radio that need to be broken down, etc. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

    Talking to Pilgrims with Bomani Jones

    Talking to Pilgrims with Bomani Jones

    Bomani Jones joins Drew & Roth to talk Jadakiss' pizza preference, Darva Conger, and college football. Bomani shares the worst thing that could possibly happen to him and his greatest dream. Plus, Funbag! And Roth's feelings about The Mets sale. Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site. 

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    • 52 min
    It's a Big Week! with Lauren Theisen

    It's a Big Week! with Lauren Theisen

    Drew & Roth are joined by co-Defector Lauren Theisen to talk NHL, give an NFL preview, and wonder if Drew has an affinity for other Drews. Plus, a mashup, remembering a guy, and Funbag! Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site. 

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    • 57 min
    Consider the Nightgown with Ray Ratto

    Consider the Nightgown with Ray Ratto

    Drew & Roth are joined by co-Defector Ray Ratto to talk college football, debate fake crowd noise, and, of course, answer questions from the Funbag!  Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," email wyts@defector.com (and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!)

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    • 56 min
    Andy Behrens and the Hater’s Guide to Fantasy Football

    Andy Behrens and the Hater’s Guide to Fantasy Football

    Drew & Roth welcome their first guest, Yahoo’s Andy Behrens. But first, a note from Drew. Plus, Funbag! and bonus typing sounds.  Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," email wyts@defector.com (and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!)
    This episode is brought to you by Keeps.com [keeps.com/distraction]

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    • 53 min
    Waiting All Day to Watch A Richard Marx Video

    Waiting All Day to Watch A Richard Marx Video

    Drew & Roth remember a guy, talk about why your team sucks, and inadvertently create a new segment called, "Maine Talk."  Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," email wyts@defector.com (and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!)
    This episode is brought to you by Keeps.com [keeps.com/distraction]

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    • 49 min
    WE'RE BACK! WE'RE BACK!

    WE'RE BACK! WE'RE BACK!

    Drew and Roth never could stick to sports and now no one is asking them to, so...THEY'RE BACK! The guys catch up on the sports stories they didn't get to these many months, question the validity of the bay leaf as an ingredient, and try to make sense of this strange season of baseball. Plus, stupid Funbag questions! Visit defector.com to subscribe to their new site. 

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Mighty_Thor ,

Herb-free journalism

JUST HOOK IT TO MY VEINSSSSS

Polisci Dave ,

Good sporps

Glad to see the former Deadspin goobers back at it. I could do without Drew’s new music trivia segment, but otherwise excellent.

Miss_Maris_ ,

All is right in the world again

When Deadspin collapsed, I was distraught thinking about the loss of the podcast. Thankfully, you can’t kill these guys and now I have something good, meandery and sportish to listen to. Long live Drew and David.

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