Five Questions Episode 26: Talking $#!% with Brianna Seagraves

Shawn Hardie is joined by actress/writer Brianna Seagraves to Joe Mixon getting drafted by the Bengals and domestic violence in the NFL, the Shea Moisture screw-up (16:30 mark), why #LoveWins doesn’t apply to Jesse Williams & Minka Kelly (30:25) and what the hell is going on at Fox News (40:30)

Five Questions | S1 E06: The Election Day Breakdown with @jmikey and @JeffJSays

2016 Election Trump

Shawn Hardie is joined by actor and local political activist J. Mikey and That ADHD Show’s Jeff J. to discuss how Donald Trump pulled off the upset (3:49 mark), how in the hell did Hillary lose (19:00), who gets the “blame” (34:05) and what’s next for America (51:55).

Donald Trump Is A Basic B—- (and Other Observations)


These are some thoughts that I have. If you’re offended, can’t take it back, handle your business. -S.

Donald Trump is the political equivalent of a basic bitch.
A basic bitch is a person (I use it across gender) who is revered by the masses (whether it be co-workers, friends, colleagues or the high school football team) while not really saying or doing anything extraordinary. He/She usually has that one redeemable quality (ex: tall, long hair, in shape, nice ass, etc.) that makes him/her relevant enough to hold your attention, but there really isn’t much else after that.

While watching Sunday’s Steelers-Eagles game, I saw my first Donald Trump ad. Those were 30 seconds of my life I’ll never get back, because the ad said absolutely nothing. Unfortunately, I can’t show you the ad, but not because I could get in trouble for posting it, but because I can’t find it anywhere (including his own damn Web site).

Donald Trump is adored by millions (yes, millions. He’s in a virtual dead heat to become President of the United States. He says what he wants, whether it’s true or not, because he knows his audience will eat it up. And he’s tall. Donald Trump is the blueprint for a basic bitch.

No one wins a big game that only matters to himself like Rex Ryan.
My dislike for Rex Ryan is well documented. I think he’s a mediocre coach on his best day. But when he needs a win that ultimately won’t matter to anyone else on planet Earth, Rex will get it. He beat the Browns & Dolphins to finish 8-8 with the Jets in 2013 and keep his job (only to go a sparkling 4-12 the next year and lose his job). His Bills swept the Jets last season, including a Week 17 win that kept the Jets out of the playoffs (the same playoffs the Bills have missed for 16 straight seasons). And with his back against the wall, Rex pulled off another big win against the Cardinals, possibly saving his job for another week. Too bad the Bills have no chance at winning the AFC East and are a long shot to make the playoffs. But hey, Rex will make you feel good for a week.

Jeff Fisher is the reason why the Rams are always 7-9… and not 3-13.
A lot has been made lately of Jeff Fisher’s mediocrity as a head coach (SB Nation went so far as to call him a Ponzi scheme). While I don’t rate him as a top five head coach, here are some facts that should help you settle down:

– The best quarterback he’s had this decade is Sam Bradford
– Their defense is a terror every year (ask fans on other NFC West teams)
– You can’t name their leading receiver in any season this decade

Getting destroyed on Monday Night Football 28-0 isn’t a good look. But holding the Seahawks (the team everyone blindly pencils into 11 wins every year) to 3 points, then dropping 37 on the road in Tampa Bay (everyone’s darling sleeper) is a good look. Jeff Fisher has done way more good than harm in his career. A lot of franchises would sign up for 7-9 (ahem, Cleveland & Jacksonville) in a heartbeat.

LSU is out of its mind for firing Les Miles.
LSU just fired a coach with a record of 114-34 over 12 years that brought them their 3rd national championship since 1893. EIGHTEEN NINETY THREE. Some football programs have champagne dreams with a PBR lifestyle. LSU was irrelevant in my lifetime until some guy named Nick Saban showed up in 1999, followed by Les Miles in 2004. Don’t be surprised if they go right back to irrelevance.

The Bears might be the worst team in football
Before last season, I said the Bears would be the worst team in the NFC. Looks like I was early by a year. Before you blame the injuries, remember they weren’t good before the injuries hit. Somewhere, Lovie Smith is smiling. (Actually, it’s in Champaign, Illinois, where he coaches the Fighting Illini.)

Never trust Miami in anything costing more than a dollar.
If the Browns didn’t have to rely on a kicker they signed last Friday because their normal kicker got injured (insert what he did here), all of your survivor pools would have went up in smoke. Here’s a tip: As long as Ryan Tannehill is the QB, the Dolphins shouldn’t be as trusted as far as you can throw them.

This Is It | Epilogue: The End of An Era

Shawn Hardie makes a startling announcement!

This Is It | S7 E18: The South vs. Everybody (Part 2)


In Part 2, Shawn, Ali, Lauren Grant, Shayla Byrd and Charisse Vickerie continue the South vs. Everybody discussion, including the similarities between Southerners and Brooklynites (1:00 mark), the difference between “bad” and “overrated” (14:00), good strip clubs can actually exist outside of Atlanta (20:00) and food at the strip club (37:00).


This Is It | S7 E18: The South vs. Everybody (Part 1)


Strafe and Ali welcome guests Lauren Grant (Columbia, SC), Shayla Byrd (Memphis, TN) and Charisse Vickerie (Roselle, NJ) to ask why do Southerners believe everything native to the South is the best thing ever. They discuss if grits are overrated (and the difference between grits and porridge) (5:15 mark), the legend of Chick-Fil-A (24:45), do New Yorkers think everything not from New York is overrated (35:45) and how Southern is the state of New Jersey. (47:00).

Campbell Dome Stories, Vol. 1: A History in Hip-Hop

The idea for the seveneighteen podcast came from the discussions and arguments between myself and my friends over the years, on a variety of topics ranging from sports to music to chicks (and everything in between). Many of these discussions occurred in Vlad Jones-McFly’s crib, affectionately known as the Campbell Dome.

This past Saturday was the first time we actually recorded one of these rants. We  started with who was the better MC: KRS-One, Rakim or Big Daddy Kane. From there, the conversation moved to a litany of topics, including:

  • Is LL Cool J the greatest ever? Did Canibus save LL’s career?
  • Are all rappers nowadays the same?
  • Where does Snoop (Dogg? Lion?) rank among the all-time greats?
  • 2 Chainz = Frisbee Music?
  • What happens when a Black man pulls out a book on the subway?
  • Did Nas get wack? Has Jay-Z fallen off?
  • Funkmaster Flex… love him or hate him?

Besides trimming off the last three minutes (cause it got out of hand, lol), this podcast is being presented as is. Starring myself, Vlad, his brother Mack Mittens, cousins Roger Dean and Treasure, E-Lolo and Dutch.

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