Five Questions Episode 39: #ArsenaLOL (and Happy Transfer Deadline Day!)

Arsenal fans Raul “Dutch” Wikkeling, Ron Treasure and Kerwin Bailey spend Transfer Deadline Day commiserating over the sorry state of their football club. They discuss losing 4-0 to Liverpool, letting the deadline pass while not signing anyone and how much trouble the club is in. Five Questions host Shawn Hardie  (Spurs) and friends of the show George Brobbey (Man United) and Dr. Mike Williams (Man City) also took part, reveling in the shame and pity of the Gooners.

Five Questions Episode 38: 2017 College Football Preview

In our 2017 college football preview show, Shawn Hardie is joined by longtime University of Miami Hurricanes fans Raul “Dutch” Wikkeling, Roger Anderson and Ron Treasure and our resident college football expert Ali Campbell. They rank the Power 5 conferences (hint: The SEC isn’t number one!), which teams have no business being ranked where they are in the preseason AP Top 25 (12:40 mark), which teams outside the preseason AP Top 25 could realisitically play in a New Year’s Six bowl game (22:50), which teams will make the College Football Playoff and who will win the national title (38:00). They conclude with their annual discussion regarding Miami football and if this is the year the Hurricanes finally return to glory and become annual contenders (48:00).

Five Questions Episode 37: Discussing Mayweather-McGregor

After a quick discussion with new seveneighteen staff member Wes Upham about the Kyrie Irving trade, Shawn Hardie gathered some hardcore boxing fans and MMA enthusiasts to argue chat about the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on Saturday night. They discuss who wins the fight and in how many rounds (8:20 mark), what percent chance does McGregor have to win the fight (21:30), which sport between boxing or MMA will benefit the most from the fight (29:40), will boxers vs. mixed martial artists be the future of big time boxing matches (35:45) and if this will be the last great boxing superfight (and if this will be Floyd’s last fight) (39:50).  Crew: Shawn Hardie, Mark Hamblin (boxing fan), Roger Anderson (boxing fan), Midtown Mo (MMA fan) and Jayson Phillips (MMA & boxing fan/boxer & MMA fighter).

Our 2017/18 Premier League Predictions (Sure To Go Wrong)

As predicted on the 2017/18 Premier League Preview podcast, here are our predictions for the 2017/18 Premier League season:

DJ Carver The Great Dutch
Twitter Handle @carverthegreat @DutchieFlair
Favorite Team Manchester United Arsenal
Relegated Burnley Huddersfield
Relegated Huddersfield Burnley
Relegated Brighton Brighton
From Bottom 10 to Top 10? Crystal Palace Leicester
From Top 10 to Bottom 10? Southampton West Brom
PL Champion Manchester United Manchester City
Top 4 Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur
Top 4 Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United
Top 4 Chelsea Chelsea
Farthest in Champions League? Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur
PL Player of the Year Paul Pogba Kyle Walker
Elvis George
Twitter Handle @okieant @BlackBruceWayne
Favorite Team Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United
Relegated Brighton Huddersfield
Relegated Burnley Burnley
Relegated Swansea West Brom
From Bottom 10 to Top 10? Leicester Leicester
From Top 10 to Bottom 10? Everton Southampton
PL Champion Chelsea Manchester City
Top 4 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur
Top 4 Manchester City Manchester United
Top 4 Manchester United Chelsea
Farthest in Champions League? Manchester City Manchester City
PL Player of the Year Kevin de Bruyne Phillipe Coutinho
Kerwin Shawn
Twitter Handle @seveneighteen_ @shawnwithaW_
Favorite Team Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur
Relegated Everton Brighton
Relegated Newcastle Burnley
Relegated West Ham Crystal Palace
From Bottom 10 to Top 10? Swansea Leicester
From Top 10 to Bottom 10? Everton Bournemouth
PL Champion Arsenal Manchester City
Top 4 Manchester City Liverpool
Top 4 Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur
Top 4 Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United
Farthest in Champions League? Manchester United Liverpool
PL Player of the Year Paul Pogba Dele Alli
Twitter Handle @wesupham
Favorite Team Southampton
Relegated Huddersfield
Relegated Brighton
Relegated Watford
From Bottom 10 to Top 10? West Ham
From Top 10 to Bottom 10? Bournemouth
PL Champion Manchester City
Top 4 Manchester United
Top 4 Tottenham
Top 4 Chelsea
Farthest in Champions League? Manchester United
PL Player of the Year Sadio Mane

Five Questions Episode 36: 2017/18 Premier League Preview

We are back from our summer vacation with the DEFINITIVE 2017/18 Premier League preview. We discuss who will get relegated (5:00 mark), which bottom 10 team will finish in the top 10 (20:55), which top 10 team will finish in the bottom 10 (25:00), who will finish in the Top 4 and win the league (37:55), which EPL team will progress the farthest in the Champions League (1:12:20), who will win Player of the Year (1:32:38) and discussing the latest in European football (1:40:00). Squad: Raul "Dutch" Wikkeling and Kerwin Bailey (Arsenal), George Brobbey and DJ Carver The Great (Manchester United), Shawn Hardie and Elvis Maduro (Tottenham Hotspur) and Wes Upham (Southampton).

Five Questions Episode 35: Dear White People’s Chuck Hayward

Shawn Hardie chats with Chuck Hayward, story editor for the hit Netflix series Dear White People. They discuss how he got involved with the show and when he realized it would be a hit, what the show accomplished that the movie didn’t (8:50 mark) , how white people feel about the show (14:00), how much of his own experience appeared in the show, his upcoming project Step Sisters (25:40) and life and the progression of his career in Hollywood (29:25).

seveneighteen Special: Hot 97’s Funk Flex Spins 90’s Hip-Hop (10th Anniversary)

Legendary Hot 97 DJ Funk Flex spins 90’s Hip-Hop for your 4th of July weekend!

On July 4th, 2007, Flex spun five hours of 90’s hip-hop on New York’s Hot 97. Playing hits from Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Tim Dawg (!!!), Grand Puba, Boot Camp Clik, Redman, EPMD, Gang Starr, Eric B & Rakim, Scarface, UMC, LL Cool J and more, Flex was all over the map, and if you’re a 90’s kid like me, you loved every minute of it.  As you get ready for your Independence Day BBQ’s, if you’re still stuck on what music to play or don’t want to hire a DJ or rely on Spotify playlists, just throw this on and let it rock. (Warning: it’s a little East-Coast centric. Also, Flex played a lot of vinyl, so there’s some skips and live editing for the radio. So what?!?)

The entire show (excluding commercials) is here as a podcast. We also have a playlist to the show (broken up into four parts).

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

Five Questions Episode 34: A Requiem for Phil Jackson, Part 2

In Part 2 of the discussion of the resignation/firing/parting ways of Phil Jackson, we discuss America’s obsession with berating the Knicks, what’s next and argue if Phil was really as bad as others make him out to be. Crew: Lifelong Knicks fans Shawn HardieBruce Elliott, Claudio De La Rosa, George BrobbeyJeff J.Landon Dais

Five Questions Episode 34: A Requiem for Phil Jackson, Part 1

We have assembled a collection of Knicks fans to discuss the resignation/firing/parting ways of team president Phil Jackson. We compare him to Isiah Lord Thomas, wonder if the Knicks are in a better or worse place than when Phil started, how this affects Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzinigs and what exactly was the final straw for team owner James Dolan. Crew: Lifelong Knicks fans Shawn Hardie, Bruce Elliott, Claudio De La Rosa, George Brobbey, Jeff J., Landon Dais

Five Questions Episode 33: Power Season 4 Preview

Shawn Hardie, Midtown Mo, Cousin D and George Brobbey discuss the upcoming season of Power, including what to expect in Season 4 and the inconsistencies of the prior three seasons (2:30 mark), how Power is the hood version of Homeland (28:30), the fate of Tommy (37:00), bold predictions for Season 4 (42:30) and why Tasha is the show’s MVP (57:30).