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The Boo Birds Podcast

The Boo Birds Podcast

By Joe Greenwich and John Saeger
The Boo Birds Podcast is Philadelphia's hottest new sports podcast. Well, Philadelphia's newest sports podcast, at least.

Hosts Joe Greenwich and John Saeger dive head first into the latest Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, 76ers, and Union news each week, mixing insight with a dash of irrationality – as is the Philadelphia way – and a strong sense of humor, because in this sports town, it's the only way to survive.

The pair will also share their thoughts on the general sports news of the week, in addition to sharing their experiences as life-long Philadelphia sports fans with their listeners.
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19. 12/22/20: The Boo Birds Christmas Spectacular

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J.T. Realmuto Emergency Pod!
The Phillies are going to #SignJT, and the guys convened for an emergency pod to discuss it. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
24:28
January 28, 2021
Goodbye Hank Aaron, Hello Nick Sirianni, and a Pop Quiz
On this week's pod, the guys mourn the loss of baseball legend Hank Aaron (8:47) before talking about the Eagles' hire of Nick Sirianni (15:10), why Josh McDaniels receives so much hate even though he maybe shouldn't (22:34), and Duce Staley not getting the job (27:38).  After brief stops on the Flyers and Sixers (33:44) as well as the upcoming Baseball Hall of Fame voting results (38:48), Joe quizzes John on his knowledge of the sports happenings of 2020 (44:02). Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast and visit our website, BooBirdsPodcast.com!
1:01:34
January 26, 2021
Pederson and Harden Out; Scott Rolen into the Hall of Fame?
On this week's episode of The Boo Birds Podcast, the guys discuss the end of the Doug Pederson era in Philadelphia, the direction of the Eagles organization, and who the next coach might be (4:19) before discussing the James Harden trade that wasn't (22:20) – they're fine with it – and the Flyers' start to the season (34:36).  Finally, John pleads his case for why Scott Rolen should be in the Baseball Hall  of Fame, which is then discussed in both broad strokes and great detail at the same time; there’s something there for both purists and stat heads alike (38:29). Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook at @BooBirdsPodcast and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com!
1:06:56
January 19, 2021
22. 01/11/21: Eagles Season Wrap-Up with Roy Burton of Birds Outsiders
This week, it's a "pre-mergency" pod discussing the Eagles' season in advance of the reported second meeting between Jeffrey Lurie and Doug Pederson early this week.  Since misery loves company, Roy Burton of NBC Sports Philadelphia's Birds Outsiders joined the guys to talk about what went wrong this season (5:32) – spoiler alert: quite a bit! – and the next steps for the franchise, one of which may be coming within days (27:46). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
1:01:33
January 11, 2021
21. 01/06/21: Tanks for the Memories
In the first episode of 2021, the guys talk about how the Eagles just couldn't let everybody head quietly into the offseason without one more ridiculous controversy (4:39) before the preseason wins pool gets resolved...for now (16:55).  After a quick look at Wild Card Weekend (19:14) and some Sixers talk (24:21), the guys delve into their favorite sports jerseys (32:37), leading to a shocking revelation that puts the future of the podcast in peril. You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
54:27
January 6, 2021
20. 12/29/20: Hindsight is 2020
In the final episode of 2020, the guys discuss their respective Christmases, a John Reads The News™ segment that features two pitchers who may already be on a new team by the time you hear this (4:19), the loss in Dallas that effectively ended the Eagles' season (7:40), The Jalen Hurts Experience (13:18), a career shift for a polarizing former Eagle (21:06), the start of the Sixers' season (23:55), and a look back at some things that happened in sports in 2020 (32:40). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
1:06:04
December 29, 2020
19. 12/22/20: The Boo Birds Christmas Spectacular
Christmas is just days away, so the guys decided to plan their own virtual holiday party. First, of course, they discuss Sunday's Eagles–Cardinals game (5:00) and the ESPN.com story about Carson Wentz's trade demand (26:31), which one of the guys believes, and one does not.  Finally, Joe and John give out theoretical Christmas gifts to some current and former Philadelphia athletes, as well as each other. (38:49). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
51:14
December 22, 2020
18. 12/15/20: Saint Jalen
What do you know?  The Eagles knocked off the Saints!  This week, the guys discuss the Birds' win over New Orleans and the performance of Jalen Hurts (3:47) before Joe speculates that Doug Pederson is a better coach with a backup quarterback (8:17), among other oddities about Sunday's win; the guys then move on to applauding the Phillies – one week after roasting them for half an hour – for the hire of Dave Dombrowski (24:54). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,   Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on  Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our   website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
48:15
December 15, 2020
17. 12/08/20: The Phillies are Gonna Do What Now?
Jalen Hurts finally replaced Carson Wentz this week, and the Boo Birds have thoughts (6:24); the guys also go deeper on whether the 2020 season can be salvaged and what that even means at this point (12:30), the life and times of Carson Wentz (16:51), and the situations of Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman (24:25).  Then, John takes aim at the Phillies after they were rumored to be shopping Zack Wheeler amid an offseason of not actually doing anything (32:12) before the guys discuss the front office situation (40:42), guys who will be back (49:24), and guys who could – well, theoretically – be added (54:37). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
1:01:24
December 8, 2020
16. 12/01/20: The Best Philadelphia Sports Movies
The Eagles didn't play until Monday night, which means the guys avoided Eagles talk on this week's episode.  Instead, the guys (mostly Joe) take the NFL to task for its handling of recent COVID-19 cases in Baltimore and Denver (9:59) before they (entirely Joe) go after MLS for its handling of its postseason bracket (16:30) and segue into a brief discussion of the Union's historic season (24:12).  Finally, John breaks down his list of the best Philadelphia sports movies that he wrote for The Philadelphia Globe (30:33). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
56:20
December 1, 2020
15. 11/24/20: Union Playoff Preview
In a packed show, the guys talk about the Sixers' recent transactions on the trade and free agency markets (7:33) before giving the Eagles' loss to the Browns much more attention than it deserves (18:52).  Then, a new feature is born as a listener tweet sparks a discussion about which Philadelphia coaches, past or present, the Boo Birds want to see throw hands (21:55).  Finally, Matthew DeGeorge of the Delaware County Daily Times calls in as the pod's first-ever guest and goes deep with the guys about the Philadelphia Union's quest for the MLS Cup title, which begins Tuesday night in Chester (31:00). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
1:10:12
November 24, 2020
14. 11/18/20: Third Downs and Lockdowns
As Philadelphia begins to prepare for a second set of coronavirus-related restrictions, the guys talk about the Eagles' low-energy loss to the Giants on Sunday (8:00).  They also debate the likelihood and the merits of a potential James Harden trade for the Sixers (23:49) before a little Masters talk wraps things up (35:17). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,  Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our  website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
42:48
November 18, 2020
13. 11/11/20: Good Bye Week
This week, the guys fail miserably in their attempt to put out a shorter episode during the Eagles' bye week.  After the usual pleasantries and beverage-related buffoonery, the guys take a few minutes to reflect on the passing of legendary Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek (3:00) before discussing the Union's win over New England on Sunday that clinched the first trophy in club history and the team's playoff prospects (9:03).  Then, since there was no Eagles game to talk about, they decided to take an in-depth look at where Carson Wentz ranks among NFL quarterbacks (25:40). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
1:00:10
November 11, 2020
12. 11/03/20: The Least Infuriating Thing You'll Listen To Today
While you're on your way to the polls, or while you're waiting in line to vote, or if you've already voted, take a break from the political talk and join the Boo Birds as they discuss the excitement of Daryl Morey joining the Sixers' front office (6:12), the frustration of Kevin Cash overmanaging in Game 6 of the World Series (21:59), the fury of seeing Justin Turner on the field after the game despite carrying a positive COVID-19 test result (31:42), and then the contractually obligated discussion of the Eagles-Cowboys game (46:08).  Plus, John tries a new beverage, and the effects are noticeable (4:56). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
1:03:15
November 3, 2020
11. 10/27/20: Beasts of the Easts
The Eagles are back in first place after a win over the Giants on Thursday Night Football (7:05).  They're not the only ones, though, as the Union took Toronto FC behind the proverbial woodshed on Saturday night for a 5-0 beatdown that vaulted the local MLS side into first place with three matches remaining in this most irregular of regular seasons (31:48), and you best believe Joe talked about it at length.  Finally, the guys talk about the preposterous finish to Game 4 of the World Series (45:14).  Bet you didn't think you'd hear the name "Enos Slaughter" today, did you? You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BooBirdsPodcast, and visit our website at BooBirdsPodcast.com.
55:47
October 27, 2020
10. 10/20/20: Don't Call It a Comeback
This week, the guys talk about a pretty weird Eagles loss to Baltimore (5:32), debate the winner of the Week 6 Quick Picks and discuss Week 7 (22:44), discuss the start of the Sixers' offseason plans (28:36), and touch on the Phillies lack of movement on their own offseason plans so far (37:46). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; download, subscribe, and leave a five-star review! You can also find all of our latest content on our website, www.BooBirdsPodcast.com, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook as well at @BooBirdsPodcast.
44:16
October 20, 2020
9. 10/14/20: Chasing Claypool
In the latest installment of The Boo Birds Podcast, the guys talk about Sunday's Eagles-Steelers disappointment (5:28), how the Union are doing (25:53), the validity of the NFL season (30:25) and who the league's surprise teams are (39:58), and finally, a brief chat about the NBA Finals (43:30) that inevitably leads to Joe delivering some form of the phrase "he was never coming back" multiple times with increasing levels of angst.  Can you guess who he's talking about? You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,  Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; download, subscribe, and leave a five-star review! You can also find all of our latest content on our website, www.BooBirdsPodcast.com, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook as well at @BooBirdsPodcast.
51:05
October 14, 2020
8. Bad Things Happened in Philadelphia: The 2020 Phillies Postmortem
In this special edition of The Boo Birds Podcast, Joe and John break down some of what went wrong for the Phillies during the 2020 season before taking a trip around the diamond to talk about who we can expect to see in each position on Opening Day next season. The news of the reassignment of general manager Matt Klentak broke literally while this episode was being recorded, so please excuse any references that managed to become outdated even before they were made. You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; download, subscribe, and leave a five-star review! You can also find all of our latest content on our website, www.BooBirdsPodcast.com; be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook as well at @BooBirdsPodcast.
1:20:38
October 10, 2020
7. 10/06/20: We Waited All Season For Sunday Night
The Boo Birds enter uncharted territory: podding after an Eagles victory!  First, the guys touch on the "resignation" of Phillies general manager Matt Klentak and Rhys Hoskins' elbow surgery (2:51) before a brief chat about the Sixers hiring Doc Rivers to be their new head coach (5:53).  And then, finally, Eagles victory talk (14:23) and a look ahead for the Birds (31:08). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,  Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; download, subscribe, and  leave a five-star review! You can also find all of our latest content on our website, www.BooBirdsPodcast.com; be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook as well at @BooBirdsPodcast.
36:05
October 6, 2020
6. 09/30/20: Yes, Donovan, There is Tying in Football
In the newest edition of The Boo Birds Podcast, the guys do their best to briefly unpack another rough week.  The Phillies needed one more win over the final week of the season but couldn't get it (4:06); other than the bullpen, what went wrong?  Then, the Eagles had an arguably worse outcome on Sunday, playing to a tie with the Bengals; the guys try to make heads or tails out of a performance that had its ups and down (17:21). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher, and more; download, subscribe, and leave a five-star review! You can also find all of our latest content on our website, www.BooBirdsPodcast.com; be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook as well at @BooBirdsPodcast.
49:49
September 30, 2020
5. 09/24/20: Hate To Say We Told You So
The guys take another distressing look at the Eagles' issues after their Week 2 loss to the Rams (5:17), including trying to place the blame for the loss and a discussion of how things could change for the franchise if the season doesn't get back on track (22:00).  Then it's time for John to lay out the case for why he thinks the Phillies need to make front office changes (29:10) before the guys share the best ending to a game they've seen in person (48:52).  Spoiler alert: you've already heard about Joe's before. You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher, and more; download, subscribe, and leave a five-star review! You can also find all of our latest content on our website, www.BooBirdsPodcast.com; be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook as well at @BooBirdsPodcast.
51:17
September 24, 2020
4. 09/16/20: Take These Broken Wings
This week, the guys begrudgingly discuss the Eagles' terrible season opener (5:16), whether or not this is a make-or-break season for Carson Wentz (11:41) and the Eagles in general (21:19), a brief look at last week's Quick Picks, plus Week 1 around the NFL (26:11), the Phillies' own injury woes (33:50), why Sixto Sanchez should have no bearing on re-signing J.T. Realmuto (46:38), and some memorable baseball fan experiences (53:25). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Radio Public, TuneIn, and more; download, subscribe, and leave a five-star review! You can also find all of our latest content on our website, www.BooBirdsPodcast.com.
1:01:36
September 16, 2020
3. 09/09/20: Are You Ready for Some Football?
On this week's episode of The Boo Birds Podcast, Joe and John talk about the Flyers' season and playoff exit (5:22) before Joe talks about the Union while John politely waits for him to tire himself out (12:29).  John then shares which local star athlete is bugging him right now (24:15) before diving into some talk about the NFL (27:38) and a preview of what the guys are expecting out of the Eagles this season (32:15).  Finally, it's the inaugural Boo Birds Podcast NFL Wins Pool Draft (47:40). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Radio Public, TuneIn, and more; download, subscribe, and leave a five-star review! You can also find all of our latest content on our website, www.BooBirdsPodcast.com.
54:02
September 9, 2020
2. 09/03/20: Arms Race
In the latest edition of The Boo Birds Podcast, John and Joe discuss the dire straits the Flyers find themselves in (3:48) – while watching Game 5 – as well as John's thoughts on the Sixers' true motivation for seeking a move to Penn's Landing (9:04) and whether or not the Eagles have a problem on their hands with Jason Peters (15:41).  Then, the pair discuss the MLB trade deadline (23:05) and the Phillies' recent bullpen acquisitions (28:41); will it be enough to keep the team in the race?  Finally, the best – and some of the worst – mid-season trades the Phillies have made (35:56). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Radio Public, and more; download, subscribe, and leave a five-star review!  You can also find all of our latest content on our website, www.BooBirdsPodcast.com.
44:16
September 3, 2020
1. 08/28/20: BrettBrownStaringAtTheCeiling.gif
In the inaugural edition of The Boo Birds Podcast, Joe and John discuss the news of the week, with their thoughts on the boycott of games that started with the NBA and spread to other sports (5:55), what they're drinking while recording (13:40), who is ultimately responsible for the Sixers' organizational crisis and what needs to be done about it (14:16), and some examples of toughness in athletic performance (49:58).  The pair wraps things up by sharing their top Philadelphia sports memories (57:08). The Boo Birds Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and more.  Follow @BooBirdsPodcast on Twitter and on Facebook at "The Boo Birds Podcast."
1:01:33
August 28, 2020
0. 08/26/20: "Boo? F**k you!"
Hosts Joe Greenwich and John Saeger introduce The Boo Birds, Philadelphia's newest sports podcast.
01:56
August 26, 2020