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Lifelong San Diego sports fans Chuck Gregory & Rob Busolo analyze major happenings in America's Finest City.

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Lifelong San Diego sports fans Chuck Gregory & Rob Busolo analyze major happenings in America's Finest City.

    #58 - Collaboration With Right On Politics Discussing The Importance Of The Return Of Sports

    #58 - Collaboration With Right On Politics Discussing The Importance Of The Return Of Sports

    Today, in a special collaboration with Right on Politics, @chuckgregory36 and @konroditis discuss the importance of returning sports immediately. They discuss Scott Boras’ New York Times opinion piece, what they will enjoy most about sports returning, and why the psychology of sports is so important to American culture.
     

    • 28 min
    #57 - "The Last Dance" Documentary | When Will The NBA Return? | Chicago Bulls Changes

    #57 - "The Last Dance" Documentary | When Will The NBA Return? | Chicago Bulls Changes

    After a long hiatus, @chuckgregory36 returns with @marshman555 return to discuss basketball in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic. They discuss Chicago Bulls personnel changes (2:30), the viability of whether the NBA will return this year (7:00) and a mock playoff preview presuming it returns (24:00). The podcast ends with a discussion with analysis of  “The Last Dance” documentary on ESPN (45:00), chronicling Michael Jordan and the final Bulls championship season of 1997-98.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #56 - Coronavirus

    #56 - Coronavirus

    In a world where the coronavirus has changed the dynamic of lives across the globe, @chuckgregory36 brought his old friend @aaronmutal to the shutdownpodcast show. Aaron depicts life over in Israel and how they are adjusting to the new way of life, forecasting how life in the USA may follow suit. This includes a timeline of how events unfolded (3:45), when the airports shut down (10:00), breaking news on the Federal Reserve lowering interest rates to 0% (17:00), and how life working at home with kids has been. The pod ends discussing Israel’s success so far in minimizing Covid-19 deaths (22:00), medical care access (27:00), day-to-day life (31:00), the indifference between Israeli sports withdrawal and American sports withdrawal (36:00) and advice on how to live your life moving forward (41:00). 

    • 51 min
    #55 - Ironman Triathlon Discussion With A Competitor Himself, Konstantinos Roditis

    #55 - Ironman Triathlon Discussion With A Competitor Himself, Konstantinos Roditis

    In this episode of the @shutdownpodcast, @chuckgregory36 is joined by our newest contributor @konroditis to discuss the Iron Man phenomenon. As a competitor himself, Kostas has a great perspective of what the race entails. After a brief bio intro (1:00) and explaining the format of the race (2:30), Kostas discusses how to train (14:00), how to safeguard from injuries (17:00), and the health benefits of participating in this format (20:30). The podcast ends with analysis of how to mentally prepare for the race (32:00), a typical training schedule (36:00), and advice for people that may benefit from joining the #ironman lifestyle (40:30)

    • 46 min
    #54 - NFL Labor Uncertainty! | NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

    #54 - NFL Labor Uncertainty! | NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

    In a special one topic podcast, @robbusolo and @chuckgregory36 discuss the uncertainty surrounding the current 2020 NFL Labor Agreement. After outlining past agreements and details revealed in the current negotiations (including revenue splits, number of roster spots, rookie salaries, marijuana policy, and Roger Goodell as “Punisher-in-Chief”), they discuss at length why the urgency to get a done so quickly. They expose the strengths and weaknesses of the NFL Owners and NFLPA positions, what motivates both sides ($$$)  and what both sides should strive to attain in future negotiating rounds. The pod ends with a summary of what will happen next and predictions on the overall outcome of any agreement.
    Time Stamps:
    Start - End of current labor deal is the end of next season
    4:00 - Negotiations underway now
    11:40 - What do the Owners want? Why is there urgency now?
    16:00 - What do the NFL players want?
    21:35 - What happens now?
    27:00 - Predictions?

    • 33 min
    #53 - Padres Training Camp and Pre-Season Preview

    #53 - Padres Training Camp and Pre-Season Preview

    The boys are back with a rundown on @padres activity during the 2019-20 off-season. The pod begins with a timeline on Padres transactions this off-season, including additions and subtractions and one disappointing returnee. After discussing some fun spring training stories (Manny Machado ("Swole") Weight Loss, Chris Paddack's Lion Tattoo), @chuckgregory36 and @robbusolo discuss Vegas betting lines on total wins, division winning lines, and overall expectations for the 2020 season.’'
    Time Stamps:
    7:20 - Off-Season Additions
    18:40 - Subtractions
    25:44 - Quick Hits
    30:10 - Padres Vegas Lines

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

North County Guy ,

Great listen!

Good mix of sports and other topics. Excited for the NFL season and the discussions that will be brought to the podcast. These guys are really down to earth and really cover the San Diego area well.

robbusolo ,

Fun to listen

Rob and Chuck are fun to listen to. They target San Diego specifically, but venture into other sports ideas and also being in different topics for their “odd pods.” It’s been awesome to listen to!

Appreciate the Patience ,

Shut Down Podcast

Had a great time chatting with Chuck and Robert, two talented podcasters. Knowledgeable, energetic and passionate about their sports. An easy, informative, fun listen for any casual or avid sports fan. Highly recommend.

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