The POS Show

JC Shurburtt and Joel Sawyer

A Podcast for Politics…Or…Sports. With JC Shurburtt and Joel Sawyer.

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The latest on impeachment, with an incredibly apt movie comparison. Congress demonstrates internet ignorance. In sports, Harbaugh rumors and the World Series. Show Rundown:- The national SCIF show- Is he saying this on purpose?- Congressional internet ignorance- Harbaugh and negative recruiting- World Series update- Predictions!

Oct 2019

59 min

Impeachment, indictments, and Syria - Oh My! An unbelievable letter and reality show setup. The NBA and China, and Romney comes for the NCAA. Show Rundown:- All the latest on impeachment and Syria- The letter is real, and it’s spectacular- When reality television goes wrong- Lebron, the NBA and China- Mitt vs. the NCAA- Predictions!

Oct 2019

72 min

A federal kneejerk over vaping. An Obama-Warren rift. Reaction to Jemele Hill’s argument on HBCU’s and athletics. Showdown between CA and the NCAA. Show Rundown:- The Feds stupidly crack down on vaping- SCOTUS gives Trump temporary win on immigration- Exploiting an Obama-Warren rift- Jemele Hill argues black athletes should go to HBCU’s- Who blinks first, the NCAA or CA?- Predictions!

Sep 2019

66 min

Meteorological media taking things to the extreme. No one in politics shocks us, but college football has plenty of surprises. Show Rundown: Dorian and the media Trump’s Sharpie Dems debate the climate Dabo, faith and football A topsy-turvy start to college football Predictions!

Sep 2019

64 min

The next Dem debate will be less clustery. Bernie loves China. A bad citizenship move. College football is here, with some predictions! Show rundown: Dem2020: Starting to clarify? Bernie hearts China Bad Citizenship policy Breaking news on Comey College Football Preview Extravaganza Predictions!

Aug 2019

55 min

Trump’s latest blade-side chat was a doozy. Also…Greenland. Old white dudes prevailing in Dem contest. NFL draft busts and kicker butthurt. Show Rundown:- Trump spins, helicopter-side- Greenland or bust- Democrats are so woke- Widespread NFL draft busts- Butthurt at Bears camp- True Champion / Prediction!

Aug 2019

58 min

Trade war with China ramps up amid Hong Kong protests. Our greatest export remains outrage. Sports villainy and entitlement. AOC vs. Barstool. Show Rundown:- The politics of Chinese trade and Hong Kong- An outrage-inducing headline- The Hunt is off- Dabo the villain- Tate Martell and entitlement- AOC vs. El Presidente

Aug 2019

62 min

Tragedy strikes again in the form of mass shootings. We talk solutions. A couple of politicians and coaches tell it like it is, others tell it like it ain’t. Show Rundown- Mass shootings, rhetoric, and solutions- Ilhan Omar: math is hard- Coach Leach on QBs- Rahm says don’t eat your own- Dabo’s dubious conference comparison- A True Champion- A Prediction

Aug 2019

62 min

The Democratic debates show how a small group drives a large conversation. Also in politics, optics and the nanny state. In sports, college football storylines and possible playoff changes. Show rundown:- The Democratic Debate Breakdown- Nanny State Social Media Regulation- College Football Storyline Drought- Mueller Optics- CFB Playoff Format Changes?- True Champions- A Prediction

Aug 2019

64 min

Trump’s contemptible tweets at The Squad. Area 51. How big a threat is Elizabeth Warren? Mueller delayed. In sports, a Lakers debate. Show Rundown: Trump unites the DemocratsPlease storm Area 51, moronsElizabeth Warren: most formidable? Mueller’s testimony delayedIs Kobe among the greatest Lakers?True Champions

Jul 2019

54 min

Mueller is back in the news with impending Congressional testimony. Tom Steyer and the ultimate vanity project. The 2020 Horse Race. In sports…the Clippers! Show Rundown:- Mueller Heading to the Capitol- Vanity, Thy Name is Tom- As The Dossier Turns- 2020 Dem Horserace- The Clippers!- True Champions

Jul 2019

60 min

Reaction to the Dem debates, SCOTUS gets it right, Trump gonna Trump, the NCAA-Cali standoff, the Lakers try hard and predictions! Show Rundown:- Dem debate redux- SCOTUS decisions we hate to love- Trump at his worst- NCAA-California sports standoff- The Lakers are trying hard- Predictions!

Jun 2019

51 min

Joe Biden is doing just fine, despite the numerous non-troverseys. Trouble in Oregon, and Iran gets a reprieve. In sports, legal gambling hurdles and parents behaving badly. Show Rundown: The Biden / Media disconnect Oregon legislators in hiding Sports gambling hurdles Iran: Still complicated Parents, do better True Champions

Jun 2019

52 min

Iran Status: It’s complicated. Trump again ramps up immigration rhetoric. The first Dem debate is a debacle in the making. The Lakers make moves. Show Rundown: Iran Showdown Kyle Kashuv Controversy Trump Threatens Mass Deportations The Dem Debate Doo Doo Show Lonzo Traded and Other Lakers Moves True Champions

Jun 2019

62 min

Trump doubles down on Russia. The guys coin a new nickname for the prez. Plus, more Canadian-tics, Jon Stewart, the Raptors and predictions! Show Rundown: Trump doubles down on foreign dirt Canadians talk sportsmanship A New Dem 2020 Litmus test Jon Stewart goes to DC Raptors win Predictions!

Jun 2019

53 min

Trump’s tariff threats may have worked, and we stress may. Everybody in DC wants attention. And Canadian hoops fans are kind of jerks. Show Rundown: Mexico agrees to…something Impeachment theater Jim Acosta writes a book Newspaper legislation doesn’t fix the real issue Boo-birds in Toronto True Champions

Jun 2019

59 min

The Right’s social media persecution complex. Biden flip-flops. Don Lemon talks toxicity. More on trade. In sports, the Raptors-Warriors finals. Show Rundown: Steven Crowder and the Right’s persecution complex Biden flip-flops on Hyde Don Lemon talks toxicity Trade and tariffs The Raptors continue to impress Predictions!

Jun 2019

61 min

Trump travels abroad. Manafort to Rikers. A college receiver transfers twice before taking a snap. NBA talk, and more! Show Rundown: Trump to London Manafort to Rikers You’re Campaigning Where? The Bru McCoy Saga NBA Finals True Champions

Jun 2019

57 min

Trump turns a state visit from a layup to a half-court shot. Also in politics…do crowd sizes matter? In sports, we talk the Raptors and the Lakers. Show Rundown: Trump Visits Japan Another Media Trust Issue Crowds and Biden The Raptors’ Success The Lakers’ Failure True Champions

May 2019

57 min

Rep. Justin Amish takes a bold stand. Subpoena-palooza continues. Trump’s severe case of Buttigieg-hurt. A too young recruit and NCAA to NFL coaching speculation. Show Rundown: Amash, Primary Politics, and Taking Stands Subpoena-palooza Buttigieg-hurt at Fox A 7-Year-Old Recruit? College to NFL Coaching True Champions

May 2019

59 min

Trade War 2.0 with China is officially on. In sports, we look at the college three-point line, Zion’s destination, and the Dan Mullen losing a top recruit in Florida. Show Rundown: - Trade Wars. Easy to Win? - Iran? Really? - NCAA Three Point Line - Where Does Zion Land? - A Bad Look for Dan Mullen - True Champions

May 2019

60 min

More political theater in DC. Plus, the Nanny State and the death of late night talk. In sports, the Panthers HQ debate and the Lakers dumpster fire. Show Rundown: The “Constitutional Crisis” and fake stakes in DC Video Games and the Nanny State Late Night Talk is dead Panthers get big bucks to put HQ in SC The Lakers are a poop show Predictions!

May 2019

60 min

DC is engaged in plenty of political theater, with varying stakes. Also in politics, “electability” and bus-throwing. In sports, the NBA playoffs and a Christian Dawkins update. Show Rundown: The White House versus Congress 2020 “Electability” Thrown Under the Bus for the Inaugural NBA Playoffs Dawkins Trial Update True Champions

May 2019

52 min

Bill Barr shows why spinnin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Another NWA callback after some Biden comments. A look at the FBI’s involvement in politics, and sports. Show Rundown: - Bill Barr changes no one’s mind - Joe Biden ain’t said $#!+ - NCAA transfer fail - New “spying" allegations against the FBI - Christian Dawkins and the FBI - Predictions!

May 2019

64 min

We’re BACK in a big way with an episode packed with all the big political stories, and some thoughts on the NFL draft. Show Rundown: - Mueller Fallout - Fake Buttigieg Scandal - A Weiner Book! - The Biden Dynamic - NFL Draft Recap - True Champions

Apr 2019

69 min

Immigration rhetoric heats up…again. Devin Nunes sues again. Anonymous sources are being misused in politics and sports. March Madness ends. Show Rundown: - Neilson out at Homeland Security, and Stephen Miller is back in the news - My dear sweet brother Nunes-y! - Anonymous sources are killing trust in journalism - Congrats to the VA Cavs - Congressional Democrats want a sack full of eww-wee - A True Champion and a Prediction

Apr 2019

64 min

We hit the big storylines from the Dem 2020 race so far, including “Creepy Uncle Joe.” In sports, the Final Four is set, and the AAF screeches to a halt. Show Rundown: The 2020 Horserace Overplaying Hands on Russia Trump’s War on Puerto Rico The Final Four is Set AAF, We Hardly Knew ‘Ya True Champions

Apr 2019

44 min

In DC, a whole lot of dunking on Dems and the media. On Twitter, plenty of dunking on Michael Avenatti. Sprinkle in actual March Madness dunking, and you’ve got a brand new POS Show! Show Rundown: Mueller, the media, and what happens nextMichael Avenatti is in big troubleMitch McConnell delivers a master strokeNo Cinderellas in the NCAA TourneyThe Tom Izzo non-troversyTrue Champions

Mar 2019

68 min

College admissions and athletic scandals from Tinseltown to the Bayou and beyond. Should 737s be grounded? And some big trades in the NFL. Show rundown: The Hollywood admissions scandal and parallels to the NCAA hoops trialCelebrity treatment for Beto and AOCThe 737 groundingsBig moves in the NFL offseasonManfort sentenced and the politics of impeachmentPredictions!

Mar 2019

69 min

The House Judiciary cast a wide net at Trump dealings, and he’s pushing back. A deep dive into the Trump-Fox relationship. In sports…questionable rankings. Show Rundown: House Judiciary’s wide Trump net may be an unwise tacticAOC, meet the FECIt’s NCAAF list season!The Trump-Fox feedback loopNFL Scouts lose their damn minds post-combinePredictions!

Mar 2019

62 min

Will the Trump-Kim summit produce results? Michael Cohen prepares for a big week. In sports, Bob Kraft, Zion, and the NCAA hoops corruption trial. Show Rundown Trump-Kim Summit II Bob Kraft update Zion Williamson watch Michael Cohen to testify NCAA hoops corruption trial True Champions

Feb 2019

56 min

Chatter is to expect the Mueller report sooner rather than later, but who the hell knows. Also, ways to not get rid of Trump, Zion’s shoes, and Le’Veon Bell. Show Rundown: The Mueller report may be imminent, and almost certainly not what some expect Jussie goes to jail, gets kicked off Empire Zion Williamson, Nike, and one-and-done How not to get rid of Donald Trump Predictions!

Feb 2019

61 min

Jussie Smollett’s hate crime narrative is falling apart, but the bigger story is what it says about discourse in America. In sports, Kyler Murray and Colin Kaepernick Show Rundown:- Jussie Smollett, the media, and us - Welp…Bernie is in - Trevor Lawrence got mad playing basketball - Kyler Murray and the NFL draft - Kaepernick settles - True Champions

Feb 2019

44 min

Speculation abounds about the Mueller report, this time whether it will even be released. The extreme Left is hating on Kamala Harris. In sports, Flex Culture and 2nd Chances. Show Rundown: When, if ever, is Mueller Time?MAGA Hat AttackThe Radical Left is Hating on HarrisFootball Camp Flex CultureKareem Hunt and 2nd ChancesTrue Champions

Feb 2019

57 min

The hits keep on coming in Virginia. Will any of the state’s top three Democrats survive scandal? In sports, we recap National Signing Day and a snoozer of a Super Bowl. Show Rundown: Virginia is a total shart show. What happens next?The State of the UnionWarren 2020 may be over before it beginsCollege Football recruiting roundupThe Stupor BowlPredictions!

Feb 2019

57 min

We preview Super Bowl LIII. In politics, we talk Trump, Trump Jr., and how the extreme Left is eroding the political middle Show Rundown: Super Bowl LIII Preview ExtravaganzaTrump, Twitter and the TruthCory Booker Jumps InThe VA Abortion Bill Controversy and Progressive ExtremismTrump Jr’s Blocked Call Non-TroverseyPredictions

Feb 2019

55 min

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz Presidential trial balloon underwhelms observers. Trump threatens a lawsuit. In sports, the Anthony Davis drama seems contrived. Show Rundown: Shultz for President?Some love for BelichickChris Christie: Voice in the WildernessWill Trump sue the latest tell-all author?Anthony Davis Drama: Made for TV?True Champions

Jan 2019

37 min

Mueller gets Stone’d. Shutdown / State of the Union drama rolls on. In sports, the NCAA’s “solutions” create more problems, and some Steelers talk. Show Rundown: Roger Stone indicted and arrested. What does it mean?SOTU / Shutdown drama rolls on/Pompeo, NATO, and MontenegroAlready the NCAA Transfer Portal is mired in controversyA Prediction!

Jan 2019

64 min

An explosive story sends DC into a tizzy for a few hours. The smirking MAGA kid controversy. A blown call costs The Saints a trip to the big game. Show Rundown: Buzzfeed’s story on Cohen, Mueller’s rebuke, and the aftermathStephen Miller and Ann Coulter are terribleThe smirking MAGA kid and outrage culture#TheCall and how refs can get it rightTrue Champions

Jan 2019

63 min

More pettiness than usual in DC. Bill Barr should be confirmed, and Beto should stop journaling. In sports, Kyler Murray hype and NFL Conference Championship preview. Show rundown: -Infantile brinkmanship in DC -Bill Barr should be AG -Beto: Just stop, bruh -Kyler Murray: Hype for hype’s sake -NFL Championship Weekend preview and predictions

Jan 2019

50 min

There was a run on cheeseburgers in DC. Blaming “the elite” is rampant on the left and right. Plus, the NFL was remarkably good this year. Show Rundown: -Baron von Transfat’s Cheeseburger Smorgasbord -Welcome to the big show, Tulsi -How high is too high for tax rates? -When the elite attack themselves -NFL football was better than CFB this year -True Champions

Jan 2019

63 min

The DC shutdown drags on over The Wall. In sports, we look at Eagles fans, look back at Clemson's stunning win, and the case of Maori Davenport. Show Rundown: - The Wall, the Shutdown, and the politics of it all - Eagles fans are the best - Mulvaney to the University of South Carolina? - Clemson stuns Alabama, and what's next - The case of Maori Davenport - NFL Playoff picks

Jan 2019

60 min

Will the DC Shutdown Standoff end in a Wall, or a Cave? Mitt Romney wrote something. A CFB Playoff recap, and some underdog love in wildcard weekend. Also...a tangent about robots. Show Rundown: - DC Shutdown Silliness - Mitt Romney's op-ed - A bad call on CFB Championship broadcasting - Running down the bowls and running down UCF - Predictions for the CFB Championship and all of NFL wildcard weekend

Jan 2019

61 min

From the SEC to Oregon, we take you through all the big CFB recruiting news. Plus, a wacky day in court, Syria, and the Art of the Cave. Show Rundown: - Extended College Football Signing Day coverage - Coach Orgeron knows how to run a press conference - Michael Flynn's wacky day in court - Mission Accomplished in Syria? - The Art of the Cave - CFB Playoff Semifinal Predictions - NFL Playoff Race Predictions

Dec 2018

75 min

We separate fact from speculation, and realistic from implausible explanations for all the legal issues surrounding Trump. In sports, and eight-team college football playoff, and the future of Wentz in Philly. Show Rundown: - Trump, Cohen, Flynn and Corsi - The worst season of The Apprentice - Biden/Romney 2020? - An Eight-Team playoff, but not for UCF - Carson Wentz's durability - Predictions: Cowboys +3 at Colts, Patriots -2.5 at Steelers, Saints -6 at Panthers

Dec 2018

72 min

Contestants, crime and romance - Washington, DC intrigue has all your bases covered. Plus, bad phrasing, protests in Paris, old tweets, and NFL parity. Show rundown: - White House plot lines are better than anything Hollywood has to offer - Jesus, take my junk - Paris protests - Kyler Murray and old tweets - The NFL - parity, or mediocrity? - True Champions

Dec 2018

69 min

The College Football Playoffs are set, and Urban Meyer is retiring from Ohio State. In politics...Biden, Trump, and remembering George HW Bush. Show Rundown: - The Playoffs are set, and Urban Meyer is dipping out - Fire up the whaambulance for Central Florida - Biden: Most qualified? - More breathless Trump reporting - Remembering 41 - True Champions

Dec 2018

47 min

We break down all the latest surrounding the Cohen plea, what Mueller is up to, and what it means for Trump. Tons of sports commentary, as we discuss universities acting as state-run media for athletics, and we roast Danny Kannell. Show Rundown: - Cohen, Mueller, and Trump - Stars sitting in the NBA - Baker Mayfield doubles down - College athletic departments controlling the message - Danny Kannell is bad at his job - Predictions: Oklahoma -7.5 vs. Texas, Clemson -27.5 vs. Pitt, Bama -13.5 vs. Georgia; Redskins +6.5 at Eagles, Chargers -3.5 at Steelers, Cleveland -5.5 at Texans

Nov 2018

56 min

There’s not much that could happen to alter the College Football Playoffs, but we’ve got a couple of scenarios. In politics, Manafort is in big trouble. Show Rundown: - College Football Playoff Scenarios - Donald Trump hasn’t heard of Voice of America - The media, the internet, and racism - Can Mack Brown go home again, and other college football coaching changes - Manafort is in deep, deep dookey - True Champions

Nov 2018

59 min

The White House made some terrible decisions this week. Don't manufacture drama in college football...plenty is real. And can we PLEASE celebrate Thanksgiving for more than a day? Show Rundown: - The optics of emails and the Saudi Arabia situation - Chiefs - Rams hot takery run amok - Silly manufactured drama in the CFB playoffs - Rivalry Week! - A Requiem for Thanksgiving - Predictions: Michigan -4 at Ohio State, Auburn +24 at Alabama, S. Carolina +26 at Clemson; Bears -3 at Lions, Steelers -3 at Broncos, Titans +6 at Texans

Nov 2018

60 min

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