The Unprofessionals PodcastDec 16, 2022
Penalty Kicks for the Working Class, should we have tiebreakers in life? Plus Christmas movie desert island, Creatine Corner, and Christmas party etiquette
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I discuss the World Cup ahead of the finale this weekend. What's worked and hasn't worked from the winter World Cup? We also pick our three Christmas movies we'd take to a desert island.
Then the main topic, should we have tiebreakers in life? In futbol, penalty kicks sometimes decide the most intense matches and tournaments in the world. Should we have something similar in life? Perhaps a foot race with the disagreeable boss or a trash can paper shootout for the last ham at the grocery store.
Plus creatine corner and Christmas party etiquette.
College Football Playoff Confusion, Russell Wilson's Birthday Party, World Cup Madness, and Creatine Corner
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I catch up after a few weeks off. I give Nathan his Christmas Gift to start things off then we give Andor a deserving sendoff after a thrilling finale. We discuss the World Cup and what's happened so far before previewing the quarterfinal matchups. Then we look at the College Football Playoff and discuss The Game. Finally, Creatine Corner and Fashion Advice Christmas Party edition.
Thanksgiving Food CFB Committee Rankings, Andor, the Adam Sandler Standup Trip, World Cup Ethics & Flood Advice
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I chat about the penultimate episode of Andor. We recap our weekend trip to the Adam Sandler standup experience. Then we dive into the World Cup and the circumstances surrounding it that make experiencing it so conflicting. We also wonder what movie memorabilia we would choose if given an unlimited budget.
Then we dive into the feast of all topics. The Thanksgiving Food Rankings, with a twist. We're our own two man CFB Playoff Committee and we're putting the top twelve Thanksgiving foods up against each other to find the champion.
00:00:00 Opening Topics
00:36:00 Thanksgiving Food Rankings
01:21:00 Creatine Corner and Flood Advice
The Kyrie Quest for Normies, Andor’s Place in Star War’s Rankings, Plus Creatine Corner and Fashion Advice
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I chat about a wild weekend in college football. Georgia took Tennessee to town, Clemson is fraudulent as we thought, and Alabama goes down yet again. We discuss an incredible episode of Andor that featured the two best speeches in Star Wars history.
Then we move on to the main topic, Kyrie Irving was reportedly given a checklist for things to complete before he could come back after his insane few weeks of activity. What other checklists or quests should people or entities have to complete?
00:00:00 Opening Topics
00:45:40 The Kyrie Quest for Normies
01:18:00 Creatine Corner
The Status Symbol Subscription Service, Crazy Kyrie, Andor's Intensity, Creatine Corner and Fashion Advice
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I chat about another week of excellent Andor content.We dive into the crazy Nets situation and what Kyrie Irving's remarks have meant.
Then the main topic, the Status Symbol Subscription Service. Elon Musk is considering a subscription service on Twitter that includes a “verified” badge. The blue checkmark has always been an intangible signal of status on Twitter, but now you can own one for $8, per month. What are some other status symbols you’d be happy to own for a monthly fee?
00:00:00 Opening Topics
00:35:00 The Status Symbol Subscription Service
01:00:00 Creatine Corner
The Holiday Season Trade Deadline, Thanksgiving Parade for Christmas Gift Exchange, Who Says No? Plus Creatine Corner and Fashion Advice
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I chat about another week of excellent Andor content. We also sneak in some NBA, NFL, and CFB chats. Then I admit my affection for women-centric novels from Colleen Hoover and Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Then the main topic, is what it would look like to have a holiday season trade deadline. Halloween candy for Christmas presents? Mom's cooking for David Chang? Halloween gets a half day off and Christmas Eve gets costume parties? Let's chat about it all.
00:00:00 Opening Topics
00:27:26 Holiday Season Trade Deadline
01:01:35 Creatine Corner
Baseball’s Goofy Playoffs, People, TV, or Things that should tank, and Creatine Corner
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I hangout with the baseball playoffs and whine about them for a bit. Then we chat about Andor, and briefly touch on the NBA and College Football before diving into the main topic.
What would happen to people, TV or Movie Franchises, or other things if they decided to tank? For example, if Elon Musk, Professional Bowling, Captain D's, NCIS, Spy Kids, or plenty of other examples tanked, and rebooted, what would it look like? That's what we talk about And of course, finish up with Creatine Corner.
00:00:00 Opening Topics
00:34:00 IP Tanking
01:07:00 Creatine Corner
Rewriting Historical Situations With a Punch, Creatine Corner and the Incredible CFB Slate
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I chat through a myriad of topics as always. We begin with short recaps on all the things we love, from professional triathlon to college football and Kylian Mbappe.
Then, the entree of the podcast around 28:00, the Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole situation. We recap the situation overall and tear into the Warriors before asking a simple question, what good situations would be equally shocking to add a punch to? In other words, let's rewrite historical relationships or situations with a punch. Such as Winnie the Pooh and Tiger, Saul Goodman and Walter Jr, C3PO and R2D2, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato; and more.
00:00 Intro and Sports chat
28:00 Rewriting History with a Punch
01:06:30 Creatine Corner
Our Fall Favs, Mike Leach's Marriage Advice, Aaron Judge Makes History Mid-Pod, and Creatine Corner
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I chat about a myriad of topics. We start things off by discussing the weekend that was in the sports world. From the highs of the Manchester Derby to the lows of the Tua injury and everything in between.
Then, the entree of the pod, we discuss the season that is upon us. No, not the football season, but the season of fall. We treat the season like its a juicy five-star prospect and break down what is the best and worst about fall as a season including bonfires, chili, movies, music, and more. Finally, creatine corner concludes the podcast with a new recipe, a gym remodel, and a fitness update.
Willy Wonka and Gus Fring should buy the Suns, Lord of the Rings/Andor recaps, and Gainz Corner
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I chat about a myriad of topics. We start things off by discussing Lord of the Rings, Andor, and some college football. Before praising Eliud Kipchoge's marathon record and the USMNT's crappy week.
Then, the entree of the pod, we discuss the best possible new owners of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. These owners can be fictional or real and may or may not include Gustavo Fring, Kendall Roy, Willy Wonka, Jeff Bezos, and more.
Succession hits its stride, CFB playoff kerfuffle, and Aaron Rodger's gone rogue
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I chat about Succession episode 4. Including Adrien Brody's uneaten lobster feast and Greg's Jack n Coke. We chat about the state of the Premier League heading into the International Break and wrap up with topics from the College Football Playoff rankings to the Nuggets and Heat's hilarious beef, and finally, sigh, Aaron Rodgers.
Succession recap, Ole Miss and Michigan sadness, and will the Braves choke?
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, Nathan and I chat about Succession episode 3. Has the show been slow thus far or just how it's meant to be? Then we dive into both our college football teams losing and predict the opening College Football Playoff rankings. Finally, we end with discussing Dune, James Bond, and the Atlanta Braves.
The Mandalorian S2 was thrilling, but is it abandoning what made it unique?
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, I'm here to talk about the Mandalorian Season 2 finale. It made me feel like a little kid again, but did it betray what made it special in the first place? The impact of their decisions in this episode won't be felt till next season, but for now, it was grand.
H3cz reaquires OpTic Gaming and the entrance of 100 Thieves in the CDL
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, I'm here to talk about the CDL. First, I discuss the heartbreaking news about Fero and his passing. Then dive into the new rebrands in the CDL. Including the return of OpTic H3cz.
Previewing CDL NY and the GA controversies
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, I'm here to talk about CDL New York. Previewing the first tournament in a few weeks amidst a series of GA controversies. The Gentleman's Agreements have gone off the rails and Crimsix is at the center of it. Let's dive in.
Will Warzone maintain its popularity amongst big streamers?
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, I'm here to talk about Warzone and its popularity amongst big streamers. Can it maintain the popular start its already seen? What can the game do to be better? Would Blackout have been as successful if it launched in the same way?
Recapping CDL Paris and evaluating Florida as the best team
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, I'm here to talk about CDL Paris and the implications from yet another Florida series win. How bad of a situation are Paris and OpTic Gaming LA in? What's the most fun matchup in the league right now?
Let's discuss the CDL moving online and preview CDL Dallas
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, I'm here FINALLY, to talk CDL Dallas. This time the tournament is online, and I want to talk about all the implications and more. I've missed competitive COD so much. Incredibly happy to have it back.
Previewing CDL Los Angeles
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, I'm here to preview CDL LA. Time to talk about Atlanta FaZe being crowned the kings, and the big weekend for both LA teams.
Previewing CDL Atlanta
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, I'm here to preview CDL Atlanta. The biggest tournament (for now) in the new world of franchised Call of Duty is here, let's talk about it.
Previewing CDL London
This time on the Unprofessionals Podcast, I'm here to preview CDL London. The first tournament in the new world of franchised Call of Duty is here, let's talk about it.
Appreciating Kobe Bryant the person with Nathan Page
Kobe was a relentless worker and Nathan and I needed to discuss what his legacy meant to us growing up. He was THAT athlete for our generation, and he shaped and defined much of the hard work and drive that both of us implement in our lives today. We talk about what it means to grieve for someone you never met, and more.
Recapping OpTic/FaZe's opening matches and previewing the final day of CDL action
Day two of the Call of Duty League's opening weekend is in the books. With the first full day of action complete, we have some things to talk about. Including the most disappointing team of the weekend so far, looking at OpTic and FaZe Clan's first matches of the league, and discussing where Dallas goes next.
Recapping Scump and Formal's win over Crimsix
Day one of the Call of Duty League is over. I'm gonna recap the wins by Chicago, Florida, and Minnesota. I spend some time juicing over the Scump and Formal performances, then dive into matchday two.
Previewing the debut of the Call of Duty League
After a long drought from competitive Call of Duty, it makes its welcomed return. The opening weekend of the highly anticipated Call of Duty League is here. So I decided to preview it. Discuss what competitive COD meant to me over the years and how this "adult" version of the league might change things. I also dive into what I'm most looking forward too in the matchups.
El Camino discussion, is it any good?
This time on the Unprofessionals podcast, I ramble on about El Camino. I've had a week to think about it and I want to discuss if its any good. Spoiler alert, it's good, but it's complicated.
College Football Podcast - Week 3 Preview and Hot Takes with Alan Gotthardt
Nathan and Alan breakdown the themes from the College Football season so far, preview week 3's games, and Nathan confronts Alan's hot takes.
COD Offseason: OpTic crumbling and Rostermania starts
Does IT Chapter 2 hold up to the book?
College Football 2019-20 Season Preview with Alan Gotthardt & Nathan Page
In our first ever Unprofessionals' College Football Podcast, Alan and Nathan talk about the ranked Power 5 teams, their season outlooks, and then quickly preview Miami vs Florida on opening weekend.
Winners and Losers of CWL London
NBA Playoff Predictions and rooting for the Warriors
Reaction: Was Marvel's Endgame worth the buildup?
Marvel’s been building towards the final Avengers movie for some time now. After see it, was the movie worth the buildup and hype? A movie having to tie the bow on over 20 movies before it could be tough.
You can listen to the Avengers Endgame podcast on Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here, Google Podcasts, Overcast, and more.