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Hot Off The Bench

Scot Craig and Mike Fazende bring you a show for all things New Orleans sports and cuisine. They are die hard sports fans, and share opinions like actual fans. They say what all the real fans are thinking, not just what the flagship sports stations have to say. Not to mention, covering some of the best food the city has to offer!

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Sports Dementia

The boys recap the draft and there was alot to cover! Did the Saints do well or eh.... tell us what you think on Facebook.We go down memory lane with some great sports history, including a coach punching an opposing player in the neck!


7 May 2021

Rank #1

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The Cincinnati Fighting Tigers

The NFL Draft is upon us! The boys give their mock draft for the Saints and their Top 5 selections. The podcast may be changing to a Cincinnati Bengals podcast after they fill their roster the 2019 LSU Tigers' players. P.S. The Pels still stink.

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16 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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If You Wanna Be Happy

The NFL Draft is coming. Thank God, because we are missing football dearly. The LSU lawsuit spells trouble for the Tigers and possibly the NCAA. The Pels still stink, but Zion is making men look like children! We'll have mock drafts for you all next week!


10 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Sex in The City

First and foremost, the boys talk Sex in The City. After the thoughtful insight they move onto sports. Mainly the Pelicans' continued issues and LSU baseball's potential. This episode was recorded 04/01/21. Technical difficulties caused it to released a week late.


10 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Jared Jeffries Fixes the NCAA

The obligatory Pelicans bashing continues this week, before the boys sort out the Saint's free agency situation. Later, Jared Jeffries takes time out of his dinner to sit down with Mike and Scot. Jared gives detailed insight into how NBA contracts are seen by the teams and players. Also, he lays out solutions to the NCAA's problem with paying players. Jared has been one of our first guests and he was incredible!


26 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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Johnny U and the Snowflakes

Goodbye Drew Brees! The boys say farewell to number 9 after his incredible 20 year career. They also say goodbye to their hope for a decent finish to the Pelicans season. Scot gets under Mike's skin about the greatest QBs of all time. And everyone please remember, the Houston Texans are an absolute dumpster fire.


22 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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Les Miles is Innocent and Inarticulate

The guys pay respect to Tiger Woods and wish him the best. They cover the Les Miles accusations and relive some great LSU football moments. Mike has some lovely words about the late sports columnist Bob Russell.


2 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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Chomping on the Left One

This week's episode is so eloquently named after Mike's pipedream for Drew Brees's season next year. The Pels are still having a rough go, and we are desperately trying to figure out what football news we can bring into our lives.


21 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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Brandon Ingram's Biggest Fans

The Super Bowl happened, and Mike called it! Tom Brady got all the credit for what Tampa's D did. Unfortunately for Louisiana residents, we are left with basketball, and our teams STINK.


12 Feb 2021

Rank #9

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BS Session

This episode is backlit with LSU basketball stinking it up against Alabama. The guys of course make Superbowl picks. Lots of basketball talk from LSU to UNO, and Scot rails against the new Covid transfer rules for NCAA football.


6 Feb 2021

Rank #10