Sport Scouts

Sport Scouts

By Joey Goodsir
The Forest Scout (theforestscout.com) sportswriters Joey Goodsir and Michael Raupp (sometimes with friends and special guests) update you with Lake Forest High School sports scores and news, and then present fun and insightful conversation on all of the latest in the national sports world, frequently delivering needed honesty on unique stories and perspectives you don’t hear anywhere else.
More places to listen

More places to listen

Episode 13 - The 2018-19 Grand Finale (wsg Connor Clark)
Although AJ Shaw did not make his expected appearance, Joey Goodsir and Michael Raupp are still joined by Connor Clark, the voice of LFHS Football/Basketball and longtime special guest, to preview the NBA Finals, discuss a potential NFL Lockout, talk Stanley Cup Final, Cubs Baseball, NBA Offseason, French Open, Tiger at the Memorial, College Baseball, Stephen A. Smith and much much more. Besides taking your final calls of the year on the Blackhawks going into the summer, Matt Dietrich, and tennis matches featuring a longtime-caller-first-time-listener (who may or may not attempt to storm into the studio again), the trio say goodbye to an awesome year of Sport Scouts! (Recorded May 30, 2019). The Sport Scouts crew would like to thank everyone for listening to the podcast over these 17 episodes! It has been quite a blast to produce and we appreciate all the support - it really makes the show what it is (Thanks to - and you know who you are - Mr. Juliano, Mr. Holmer, Mr. Leyden, Carson, Peters, CBoy, Shaw, Mark, our editorial leaders, and all the others for being a big part of that). If you would like to contact us please leave a message in our voicemail box at (224) 544-9330 or email us at sportscoutspodcast@gmail.com. MUSIC: "Jeopardy!" - Merv Griffin, "WIN" - Jay Rock
50:59
May 30, 2019
Episode 12 - Legend of the Fab Five Returns, Cubs Walkoffpalooza, Hoops Finals/Hockey Final Preparations, and Jockeyless Horses (wsg Mark Smirnov)
Joey and Michael discuss the recent action as the Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, and Toronto Raptors close in on the NBA Finals, react to Brooks Koepka's PGA Championship win (and Tiger Woods' missed cut), and bring attention to major rules developments in the major sports leagues. They also give their takes Michigan Basketball's hiring (and homecoming) of former player and Fab Five member Juwan Howard as head coach. Besides taking your calls on the results of the Preakness Stakes and Scouts Baseball, Goodsir sits down with Sport Scouts hockey regular guest Mark Smirnov to preview the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues' matchup in the Stanley Cup Final (Recorded Thursday, May 23). MUSIC: "Dirty Water" - The Standells (Boston Bruins Win Song), "Gloria" - Laura Branigan (St. Louis Blues Win Song)
1:22:57
May 24, 2019
Episode 11 - It’s Tiger Time Again, NBA Draft Lottery, New York Frustration, and Beilein Sadness
Joey and Michael react to the well-hyped and exciting results of the NBA Draft Lottery, the New York Knicks and Jets, discuss the recent hockey and basketball postseason happenings, and prepare for the 2019 PGA Championship. Besides taking your calls on the future of LFHS prospect and Notre Dame commit Rylie Mills, Raupp reacts and Goodsir mourns to the shocking news of Michigan Head Coach John Beilein's departure to the Cleveland Cavaliers (Recorded Thursday, May 16). *Special intro at Prom 2019*
1:03:54
May 16, 2019
Episode 10 - Derby Replay Controversy, Cubbie Ghosts of 2016 (?), and LeBron/NBA Stuff
Joey and Michael reflect on the unexpected proceedings at the 2019 Kentucky Derby that brought up crucial conversation about the impact of replay review in sports. The two also talk about the recent excitement from Wrigley Field while Michael tries not to lose his voice, in addition to NBA/NHL playoff coverage and your interesting calls, in a fun back-to-basics episode (Recorded Thursday, May 9).
59:29
May 9, 2019
Episode 9 - The Hot Takes You’ve Been Waiting For, Draft Reactions, and “Baseball!” (wsgs Ryan Peters and Carson Ward)
Joey and Michael react to the NFL Draft and the Cubs in addition to covering the latest NBA and NHL postseason action. The two also talk about computerized strike zones. Besides Joey’s early-in-the-week Kentucky Derby pick, the most exciting part of this week’s episode takes place when he sits down with callers Ryan Peters and Carson Ward (as hinted during last week’s break-in), for an all-sports “Let’s Sit Down” segment packed with the duo’s famous hot takes (Recorded Thursday, May 2). MUSIC: "Brass Bonanza” – Hartford Whalers Victory March (Jack Say), ESPN First Take Intro Song (2016) - Wale
1:11:27
May 2, 2019
Episode 8 - NFL Draft Hype/Interruptions, Stevie Y, Robbie Gould (?), etc. Back Home, NBA Playoffs, and Cubbies (wsg Jay DeCoster)
Joey and Michael talk about Steve Yzerman returning home to the Detroit Red Wings as General Manager, the NBA Playoffs, Cubs Baseball, Bears rumors, and more Stanley Cup coverage. The two sit down with Bear Down Weekly co-host Jay DeCoster to preview the NFL Draft, while a pair of “long time callers, first time listeners” storm in on the segment to deliver their original hot takes in person (Recorded Wednesday, April 24). MUSIC: "Heavy Action" (ESPN Monday Night Football Theme) - Johnny Pearson, "Sweet Victory" (From Spongebob SquarePants) - David Glen Eisley, Bob Kulick, Eric Singer
1:17:17
April 24, 2019
Episode 7 - The Greatest Redemption Story Ever, and Some Other Stuff (wsg Mark Smirnov)
Joey and Michael talk about Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters Championship, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tiger Woods, Russell Wilson, Tiger Woods, Anthony Davis, and Tiger Woods (in case you didn't notice, we were really interested in talking about an absolutely gigantic story this week). The two break down the NFL Schedules in addition to taking your calls as always on topics such as Carlos Zambrano's return to Chicago (or at least Rosemont), and Dwayne Haskins. They are also joined by guest Mark Smirnov to talk Stanley Cup Playoffs (Recorded Thursday, April 18). "Tiger Woods' Legend Keeps Growing After His 5th Masters Win" narrated by Wright Thompson (ESPN). MUSIC: "NHL On NBC Theme", "Brass Bonanza" -  Hartford Whalers Victory March (Jack Say)
1:16:20
April 18, 2019
Episode 6 - A Tradition Unlike Any Other, Stanley Cup Time, NBA Retirements, and the Lakers (wsg John Torosian)
Joey and Michael talk the latest in hockey and basketball, and sit down with TFS Masters Preview-writer John Torosian to discuss what to expect from Augusta National this weekend in addition to taking your calls about Joey's Michigan fandom, the Chicago Cubs (and Chicago Dogs), and the Tampa Bay Rays (Recorded Thursday, April 11). MUSIC: "Augusta" - Dave Loggins (The Masters Theme), "Thrill of Victory" - ES Posthumus (CBS Masters Theme)
1:08:55
April 11, 2019
Episode 5 - The End of "AAF!", Gronk, Final Four/NBA/NHL Playoffs Approacheth, and Cubs Worries
Joey and Michael return from Spring Break to a traditional, casual, guest-less episode. The two get caught up on all the latest March Madness action, discuss the changing presences of Bryce Harper and LeBron James, Rob Gronkowski’s retirement, and also worry about the Cubs’ rocky start (Recorded Thursday, April 4).
1:00:28
April 5, 2019
March Madness Week Special: Day Three - The Finale (wsgs Carson Ward and Ryan Peters)
Before NCAA Tournament brackets lock at 11:15 on Thursday, Joey and Michael close out a special week of podcasts. First, Joey fills out brackets with longtime Sport Scouts troll callers Carson Ward and Ryan Peters. Then finally, Joey and Michael fill out brackets of their own (Recorded Wednesday, March 20). Make sure to join the “TFS Bracket Challenge” group on ESPN Tournament Challenge to compete with your favorite The Forest Scout writers and fellow readers/listeners, NOW FOR A $25 GIFT CARD! Password: LFHS_Scouts Music: March Madness College Basketball Theme (CBS), One Shining Moment (Luther Vandross)
1:02:29
March 20, 2019
March Madness Week Special: Day Two - The Bracket-Filling Marathon (wsgs Mr. Holmer, Will Davis, Brennan Marzella, Bill Avery, Mark Smirnov, and Sam Rogers)
Joey and Michael fill out brackets with "Schoology Guy", EdTech teacher, NHS Sponsor, and TEDxLFHS/Talent Show Director Mr. Corey Holmer, as well as students Will Davis (TFS writer/editor and The Dish co-host), Brennan Marzella (LFHS Volleyball/Chorus), Bill Avery (TFS writer and Spicy Takes co-host), Sam Rogers (LFMUN, LF Golf), and Mark Smirnov (LFHS Band, Previous Sport Scouts Guest) in the second day of preparation for the 2019 NCAA Tournament (Recorded Tuesday, March 19). Make sure to join the “TFS Bracket Challenge” group on ESPN Tournament Challenge to compete with your favorite The Forest Scout writers and fellow readers/listeners, NOW FOR A $25 GIFT CARD! Password: LFHS_Scouts
1:35:20
March 19, 2019
March Madness Week Special: Day One - The LF Announcers (wsgs Connor Clark and AJ Shaw)
Joey and Michael begin a casual and fun week of Sport Scouts by sitting down with TFS College Basketball Writer and LFHS Football/Basketball play-by-play announcer Connor Clark to fill out his NCAA Tournament bracket. Goodsir also sits down with TFS sportswriter, Bear Down Weekly Podcast Co-Host, and LFHS Football/Basketball color announcer AJ Shaw to fill out a bracket of his own, as well as recap the conference tournament weekend and Selection Sunday decisions (Recorded Monday, March 18).  Make sure to join the “TFS Bracket Challenge” group on ESPN Tournament Challenge to compete with your favorite The Forest Scout writers and fellow readers/listeners, NOW FOR A $25 GIFT CARD! Password: LFHS_Scouts March Madness College Basketball Theme Courtesy CBS
39:33
March 18, 2019
Episode 4 - Conference Tournament Previews, NFL Free Agency, and Player Autonomy (wsg Connor Clark)
Joey and Michael discuss the latest in national sports this week, including NFL Free Agency signings, Russell Westbrook, as well as the College Admissions Scandal. In addition to taking your calls about the Chicago Dogs and more, the duo sit down with LFHS Football/Basketball play by play announcer and College Basketball preview writer Connor Clark to preview the College Basketball Conference Tournaments, in preparation for Selection Sunday approaching. As always, LFHS sports updates are included, including reaction to the ELS Game (Recorded March 14, 2019, Interview Recorded March 12). College Basketball Theme Courtesy CBS
57:20
March 14, 2019
Episode 3 - Bryce Harper, "AAF!" (A Closer Look), Blackhawks, and NBA Playoffs
Joey and Michael discuss the latest in national sports this week, including NBA and NHL Playoff Pushes, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, as well as Kyler Murray. In addition to taking your calls about MLB Batflips and the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, the duo take a closer look at the Alliance of American Football and other alternate football leagues, all in a relaxing first-time-with-no-guests episode - the first to have a video version. Per usual, Joey and Michael report on LFHS scores as well (Recorded on Thursday, March 7)
1:06:28
March 8, 2019
Episode 2 - Paying College Athletes, #FebruaryBaseball, and LeBron James (wsg AJ Shaw)
Joey and Michael report LFHS sports updates, and discuss and debate the latest in national sports, including Zion Williamson, Robert Kraft, and the NHL Trade Deadline. In addition to taking your calls on Jim Harbaugh, March Madness, and more, the two sit down with TFS sportswriter and LFHS Basketball Color commentator AJ Shaw to deliver their overreactions toward MLB Spring Training as well as some extra analysis. Royalty-Free Music: Jeremy Blake. “Flex.” YouTube Audio Library, https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music.
1:12:13
February 28, 2019
Episode 1 - Machado, “AAF!”, NBA All-Stars, and Finally Some Hockey (wsg Mark Smirnov)
Joey and Michael discuss and debate the latest in sports news, including Antonio Brown’s future trade away from the Steelers, the NBA All-Star Weekend, Manny Machado’s historic new deal, MLB Pitch Clocks, and much more. In addition to taking your listener calls, the duo sits down with special guest, trumpet player, and good friend Mark Smirnov to give NHL hockey its deserved coverage. Royalty-Free Music: Jeremy Blake. “Flex.” YouTube Audio Library, https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music.
1:03:30
February 21, 2019
Make your own podcast for free with Anchor!