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Why wait for an award when you can give yourself one? This is your one-stop shop for the most correct opinions, funniest jokes, and best insight in the world of sports and pop culture courtesy of your hosts Charlotte Wilder and Jessica Smetana. In addition to a weekly news rundown, MVP also features segments like Takes In The Wild (the most outrageous opinions from bars and the internet), Cheat Sheet (how to talk about sports if you don't know how), Ask Aunt Char (bad advice from Charlotte's alter-ego), Fountain of Youth (Jess will provide information that the kids know so you can seem less washed-up), Is It Sports? (where Charlotte and Jess debate whether a thing is or isn't sports, duh), and many more. Give it a listen: By the end, you'll have nothing but respect for your MVP.

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Why wait for an award when you can give yourself one? This is your one-stop shop for the most correct opinions, funniest jokes, and best insight in the world of sports and pop culture courtesy of your hosts Charlotte Wilder and Jessica Smetana. In addition to a weekly news rundown, MVP also features segments like Takes In The Wild (the most outrageous opinions from bars and the internet), Cheat Sheet (how to talk about sports if you don't know how), Ask Aunt Char (bad advice from Charlotte's alter-ego), Fountain of Youth (Jess will provide information that the kids know so you can seem less washed-up), Is It Sports? (where Charlotte and Jess debate whether a thing is or isn't sports, duh), and many more. Give it a listen: By the end, you'll have nothing but respect for your MVP.

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MVPVP

By Anusien - Mar 23 2019
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I’m 33. I can’t decide if MVP makes me feel old or young.

More Gritty

By rbg's mom - Feb 26 2019
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Awesome pod. Such good chemistry between friends Char and Jess. More Gritty please!

iTunes Ratings

308 Ratings
Average Ratings
284
5
3
3
13

MVPVP

By Anusien - Mar 23 2019
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I’m 33. I can’t decide if MVP makes me feel old or young.

More Gritty

By rbg's mom - Feb 26 2019
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Awesome pod. Such good chemistry between friends Char and Jess. More Gritty please!

Cover image of Most Valuable Podcast with Charlotte Wilder and Jess Smetana

Most Valuable Podcast with Charlotte Wilder and Jess Smetana

Updated about 1 month ago

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Why wait for an award when you can give yourself one? This is your one-stop shop for the most correct opinions, funniest jokes, and best insight in the world of sports and pop culture courtesy of your hosts Charlotte Wilder and Jessica Smetana. In addition to a weekly news rundown, MVP also features segments like Takes In The Wild (the most outrageous opinions from bars and the internet), Cheat Sheet (how to talk about sports if you don't know how), Ask Aunt Char (bad advice from Charlotte's alter-ego), Fountain of Youth (Jess will provide information that the kids know so you can seem less washed-up), Is It Sports? (where Charlotte and Jess debate whether a thing is or isn't sports, duh), and many more. Give it a listen: By the end, you'll have nothing but respect for your MVP.

Rank #1: #12: Trolling Bama fans in Nashville, the p-word is cancelled, NFL Playoff wine pairings

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Clemson destroyed Alabama in the National Championship and Jess is thrilled (0:56), Imagine Dragons sucks and Char’s first CD she ever bought is really embarrassing (7:01), we trolled a Bama fan on the streets of Nashville last weekend (13:15), NFL Playoffs: the double doink heard round the world (13:47), our playoff predictions (27:39), the Timberwolves fired Thibs and want to hire Fred Hoiberg (lol) (30:09), Trevor Bauer is harassing a random woman on Twitter and where is the Indians PR staff??? (31:07), NFL coaching rumors starring Bruce Arians and Kliff Kingsbury (33:02) UNPROTECTED SEGS: Swearing is cancelled (39:03), Deb loves Trevor Lawrence’s hair (44:51), Aunt Char might be the next host of The Bachelor (52:24), award shows are not sports (56:21), Jess has a very on-point Notre Rant (58:04)

Jan 08 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #2: #13: "Motivational AF" Jeff Fisher stories, we're still not saying the p-word, and we go through the transfer portal

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If the Patriots and Saints meet in the Super Bowl (2:39), who will Atlanta fans hate more?, our thoughts on stadiums with roofs, Aqib Talib didn’t get the memo that we cancelled swearing last week, Sean McVay is now the youngest coach to win a playoff game  = the new Chris Hogan played lacrosse, Kyler Murray can do whatever he wants (13:58), our NFL conference championship predictions (18:28), TOO SOON, CODY PARKEY! (21:04), head coaching rumors and also we’re a Jeff Fisher podcast now (34:58), Andy Murray is retiring after Wimbledon (38:47), Tim Tebow proposed in a way only Tim Tebow could (40:17), The Transfer Portal, Machado/Harper rumors (44:09), some hockey talk (45:50), Clemson ate fast food at the White House (48:21) UNPROTECTED SEGS: Char got drunk at a WalMart and Jess’s mouse is back (52:40), handshakes are canceled (54:13), NEW SEGMENTS: What Did Charlotte Miss? (55:36) and Agriculture Facts (57:43), Is shutting down the government sports? Ask a youth: What is baby shark? (59:25) What is the egg thing on Instagram? Aunt Char is drunk (1:01:50)

Jan 15 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #3: #14: Special guest Bill Barnwell, everyone hates Pats fan Charlotte, Ja Rule is cancelled

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NFC Championship game: Was Jimmy Buffett trolling us with The National Anthem?, two super moons: the actual moon and Michael Thomas’s butt, the Saints were screwed over, what's up with Todd Gurley and the Rams? The Pats won so get ready to hate Charlotte for two weeks, Jess hops on the Pats bandwagon to try to make them lose, overtime rules should be like college football, Tony Romo shouldn't be a head coach, what foods represent both Super Bowl teams?, Maroon 5 super fans, Kyrie wanted us to know he called LeBron real bad, DRAMA in Philly!!!, Dan Synder wants to be Jerry Jones. UNPROTECTED SEGS: Arizona nachos are our undefeated personal news, is Ja Rule cancelled? (plus Fyre Fest documentary reviews), Deb wants to know if opera and super moons are sports, True Gritty Chapter 11, TWO NEW segments: Underrated: provolone cheese, Talking Tennis: Serena the GOAT, Ask an old: What's the ten year challenge? And ESPN's football expert Bill Barnwell discusses our Great British Bake Off MVPS of all time! 

Jan 22 2019
1 hour 39 mins
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Rank #4: #16: SUPER BOWL BONUS PODCAST

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We have a special edition radio row podcast with great interviews from Peter King & Harry Lyles Jr With Peter we talked underrated cheeses, the most underrated part of Super Bowl week, and the state of sports media. With Harry Lyles of SB Nation we discussed the best Harry's, covered his story on Ray Lewis and how it changed nightlife in Buckhead.

Feb 02 2019
57 mins
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Rank #5: #15: Live from the Super Bowl, Pat Patriot’s mascot organs got crushed, and Sean McVay talks about his age

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This week, Jess and Charlotte are in Atlanta for the Super Bowl! This week’s news includes, getting to Atlanta, does Pat Patriot have to go to a special mascot doctor? Bon Jovi and Lin Manuel-Miranda hung out, Jimmy Haslam wants to be a football guy, Derek Carr vs. Stephen A. Smith in the octagon? Maori Davenport should play ball, the NHL All-Star skills challenge was awesome, Rhonda Rousey has a message about her reproductive organs A special report live from Media Night!  Unprotected Segs: Is Coca-Cola canceled in Atlanta? Some tennis talk, Aunt Char goes off the rails (as usual) Agro facts - Georgia commodities ranked, Yeet - Ochocinco and his neighbor Roger. 

Jan 29 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #6: #7: Things we hate: The name Philly Special, College Football Playoff shows, and Baby It’s Cold Outside

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We rank this week’s news completely arbitrarily in honor of the college football playoff committee: The four hour-long Selection Sunday show made absolutely no sense (3:26), Conference Championship games (7:13), Philly Special sucks (17:04), the Bears lost to the Giants and NFL coaches swore up a storm, we address the recent domestic violence issues in the NFL (22:39), Brett Favre still can’t use a cell phone (25:37), Fred Hoiberg and Mike McCarthy got fired (26:25), Gritty made a half-court shot (27:40), Steph Curry made girls shoes because a nine year old with perfect grammar wrote to him (28:30). SEGMENTS: Booking travel for a bowl game is sports (33:40), Charlotte had a field day with the Wilder Vs Fury fight on Twitter (39:07), Jess hates cord-cutting but won’t pay for cable (40:23), Deb explains the story of Chanukah (42:34), Ketchup, again (53:32), and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” are both canceled, True Gritty: Gritty meets Mark Davis (57:40), Aunt Char talks about meningitis (1:00:58), Notre Rants (1:04:44), and next week from L.A.!!!! Go to burstoralcare.com and use code 'MVP' for 10% off

Dec 04 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #7: #8: We're in L.A.!, does Jerry Jones put horcruxes in former players?, Cris Collinsworth’s perfect outfit

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A quick story about how Charlotte has messed up on our trip to L.A. followed by NEWS, coldest to warmest: Hugh Freeze’s junk-filled press conference (3:48), Cris Collinsworth’s Sunday Night Football outfit was après-ski chic and we want it (5:55), The Heisman Ceremony left a lot to be desired (8:20), the Packers fired a coach for a bad but not terrible tweet (13:17), Jerry Jones puts pieces of his soul into his players-turned-broadcasters (14:41), there’s so much drama in Pittsburgh that Jess is a Bears fan now (16:33), the Redskins might be in hell (20:24), Patrick Mahomes is scary good (23:57), Luka Doncic is the darling of the NBA (24:38), Charlotte thinks she doesn’t care about the Pats and then they lose and she does, the sports gods finally put Atlanta out of its Championship misery (29:34) SEGMENTS: Deb talks about the time she met Sean Connery in L.A. (33:58), Jess’ Notre Dame nightmare (39:22), Char’s logistical nightmare and campaign to become Colby College’s graduation speaker (41:41), gross pictures on Twitter are cancelled (42:52), ask a youth: What is Sweet Victory at the Super Bowl? (47:00), Gritty runs into trouble in Las Vegas (31:45), Aunt Char considers dating ghosts (53:36), MVPMVP: Titanic (57:06). Coming soon: A Grittmas Spectacular!

Dec 11 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #8: #6: Hue vs. Baker, Notre Dame is undefeated, Ted Kennedy's ghost lives in Aunt Char's attic

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We rank the news as to how stressful it was: Gritty took over last week (2:46), The Thanksgiving NFL games were perfect for Thanksgiving (5:57), Tiger vs Phil was...not great, Bob! (9:26), The Steelers and Pats made us nervous (14:27), Baker Mayfield and Hue Jackson were awkwardly reunited (18:58), the Celtics aren’t great (23:40), college football rivalry week was everything we hoped it would be and more (Gatorade showers, fights on the sideline, etc.) (23:41), and Notre Dame had a perfect season (32:38). SEGMENTS! Charlotte got on a train illegally (40:01), True Gritty Chapter 5: Gritty Goes Rogue (43:06), Ted Kennedy’s ghost lives in Aunt Char’s attic (48:20), Deb thinks art heists are sports (56:02), Martha Stewart is back at Tiffany’s! (1:05:47), Jess explains grape surgery to Char (1:02:40), and Jess rants about Notre Dame somehow even though they’re undefeated (1:09:00) Go to burstoralcare.com and use code 'MVP' for 10% off

Nov 27 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #9: #3: Le’Veon’s “Fairwell”, Week Of Bad Takes, Car Wash Dates & Hospital Slaps

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This week on MVP... Le’Veon Bell bids "fairwell" (2:29), Nick Mullens gets twitter verified (5:41), A debate over the Rodgers vs. Brady debate (8:17), the college football playoff rankings (17:32), we rebuke a whole lot of hot takes (22:07), and day light savings time (29:39) Jess tells a gross dinner story (35:23), Charlotte acts fancy, Aunt Char gives marriage advice (43:02), we Call Deb (50:42), award our MVPMVP (59:15) and of course Jess rants about Notre Dame (1:01:50)

Nov 06 2018
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #10: #4 Hue Jackson is BACK, Tom Brady’s legs don't work and Tide Ads are the worst

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This week in news we have Hue Jackson is Dwight Schrute (2:05), why are there still Jets fans (4:48), Tom Brady’s tree legs (6:52), Le’Veon Bell drama unfolds (8:17), Jimmy Butler becomes a 76er (12:27), we talk hockey fans (15:22), Jess has an opinion about Mike Leach (16:33), Northwestern somehow is in the B1G Championship (19:59), Cody Parkey is a millionaire (20:11), Tide Pods (21:42), and Halle Berry/Jared Goff news (23:20) In segments we induct Mike Vrabel to the Petty Hall of Fame (28:40), ask is the Great British Bake Off Sports? (35:08) Charlotte goes to Sesame Street (40:53), we call Deb (45:39), Ask Aunt Char is a hot dog a sandwich? (1:01:30), Is it canceled? (31:42), Jess’ mouse is back (40:53), True Gritty Chapter 4 (57:45), and of course, a Notre Rant: Yankees Edition (1:07:23)

Nov 13 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #11: #9: The Carrie Underwood saga, the drama of the Steelers beating the Pats, and Marlins Man got ahead of the story

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We address Carrie Underwood debacle, Steelers beat the Patriots in the MVP Bowl (13:27), the Chargers’ Stadium name change (21:25), the Bears made the playoffs??? (24:00), What would we name our bowl game? (27:05), you can’t just make up nicknames Danny Ainge (31:04), Tommy Hawk beat up a fan (33:33), Maroon 5...yikes (36:07), Marlins Man got ahead of the story and Charlotte tells us her Marlins Man story (38:45), the most confusing trade of the NBA season (43:30). Segments: True Gritty Chapter 8 (48:22), A special guest for is it sports? (56:28) We call Deb and ask for prayers (1:01:35), Ask a Youth: What is TikTok (51:43), some personal news - Charlotte breaks the law (54:13). Jess’ College football playoff expansion rant (1:08:01)

Dec 18 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #12: #5 What we’re thankful for: Halle Berry tweeted at us about Chiefs-Rams, we took photos with Bon Jovi, Notre Dame

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We rank this week’s news by how thankful we are for it: Matt Patricia is a hardo (1:54), Condoleeza Rice isn’t going to the Browns but she could’ve? (3:08), Golden State is imploding (5:52), thank god Le’Veon’s Steeler’s saga is over (7:59), we LOVED Monday Night Football (10:54), Thanksgiving weekend is the best sports weekend of the entire year (20:47), Gritty put a kid in the penalty box (23:34), and the Notre Dame vs. Syracuse game was the best day of our lives (24:48) UNPROTECTED SEGS: Is ketchup canceled? (39:39) Jess isn’t ready for Thanksgiving (42:16), is standing in line sports? (46:18) We call Deb to talk about whether Thanksgiving is sports (50:01), Aunt Char is friends with Martha Stewart and goes go off the rails (1:03:55), Notre Rants (1:06:53), and BONUS: Thanksgiving MVP Challenge

Nov 20 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #13: #11: NFL Coaches’ Eulogies, Bowl season post-mortem, and Charlotte learns about Bird Box

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We review all the Bowls (4:31), Bevo attacked Uga, Urban Meyer’s last game, UCF’s streak ended, A bunch of blowouts happened, the Winter Classic was beautiful (15:59) and Jim Cornelison is the GOAT, BLACK MONDAY and coaches’ eulogies (18:36), LeBron almost ruined Christmas (24:47), is Clemson the Clintons? The College Football Playoff, the Antonio Brown saga (29:22).  Unprotected Segs: Jess went to the Cotton Bowl (42:04), we Call Deb (36:03), Santa Clara National Championships are canceled (49:31), we figure out what Bird Box is (56:29), True Gritty chapter 10 (53:11), and of course, a Notre Rant (59:26).

Jan 02 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #14: #10: The Grittmas Spectacular!

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Charlotte and Jess rank their favorite things from 2018: All the Lids in Mall of America (4:21), Summer of Ovi (8:55), JR threw a bowl of soup (10:29), Elizabeth Swaney did no tricks at the Olympics (11:24), World Cup own goals (12:43), Monday Night Football (13:26), Tiger won a tournament! (16:35), Gritty was born (18:57), Jess loves Boujee (20:25), and our favorite sports teams were good?! (22:03). We answer questions sent in by listeners (23:29), including questions about our friends Gritty. In segments we Ask Aunt Char (51:40), decide if Secret Santas are canceled (50:03), Call Deb (57:36), as if wrapping/unwrapping presents is sports (55:34), and talk about our New Years resolutions (1:04:10).

Dec 24 2018
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #15: Bryce Harper is a mushroom, the Dad Wars are here, the NFL combine is so weird

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This week we have many thoughts and questions about Jason Witten leaving broadcasting to play for the Cowboys again, Kyler Murray’s final measurements from the NFL combine and the bizarre questions scouts ask, Philadelphia’s "we got him" campaign after signing Bryce Harper, Brandon Nimmo maybe DIDN’T have food poisoning after undercooking chicken? Lebron James is living his best life and playing his worst basketball. UNPROTECTED SEGS: Charlotte went to Costco, Is cheating at running a marathon sports? A Call Deb to ask for her campaign slogan, Agro Facts: we found the most incredible website about Pennsylvania mushrooms, The Bachelor is canceled, Jess and Char get in a fight about melons, and a new segment called Dad Wars!

Mar 06 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #16: Jess and Charlotte are reunited on the Weinermobile, Gritty went streaking, Charlotte faces the truth about the Patriots

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Zion Williamson's shoe exploded and Wall Street CRASHED, Robert Kraft is in some trouble, Manny Machado is going to San Diego for some reason? Antonio Brown overshares on social media again, Charlotte does a Kyrie impression, an honest take on Hitler jokes, Ja Rule thinks he's Lil B (he's not), Charlotte knows all the deets on Tristian Thompson, Gritty went streaking, Jess absolves Brian Kelly of his Office sins (and Bohemian Rhapsody takes.) 

Feb 26 2019
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #17: #19: Reader Mailbag! How to choose an AAF team, correct condiments for hot dogs, the major sports villains of 2019

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READER MAILBAG: Char and Jess field your questions, which include but are not limited to: How do you choose an AAF team? We’re suspending judgement on the XFL, Was Super Bowl LIII sports? Best sporting event to go to with Martha Stewart? The Pats will get seven rings first and Jess hates them still, Worst movie sports scene of all time? Ideal celebrity golf partners, Favorite sports books, Best live atmospheres we’ve ever watched a game in, Who are each league's major villains? Favorite Muppets, Best podcasts (besides MVP, duh), overrated cities, What do you put on a hot dog? Nerd stuff, Aunt Char vs. Dirtbag Wilder, Favorite 3am snacks, and we call Deb to talk about weird winter sports!

Feb 19 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #18: #18: Charlotte wants to eat a candle like Bill Walton, James Robert Cooter III, and we fix baseball

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We ranked the news by how sick it is. Bill Walton ate a candle (1:48), the Alliance of American Football was kinda sick (6:22), Kyler Murray is a football boy (10:06), the NBA trade deadline doesn’t matter (15:26), Kevin Durant got in another fight ((25:41), Charlotte isn’t allowed to talk about the Celtics (19:23), MLB rule proposals don’t actually solve anything (28:31), Clemson’s PED scandal (and Julian Edelman) (36:00), Bob Costas and NBC parted ways because of concussions (39:05), Jim Bob Cooter, Kareem Hunt got signed to the Browns (43:12) Segments: Jess’ upcoming trip sparks an international agro fact debate (48:19), Charlotte’s new years resolution update (52:54), Zach Britton is canceled (54:55), True Gritty (56:28), Is the Grammy’s sports? (1:00:51) Is online dating sports? We ask Aunt Char about the Grammys (1:03:39), talk about Post Malone’s airplane, Jeff Bezos, and YEET it home.

Feb 12 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #19: #17: Travis Kelce and Deshaun Watson, Super Bowl LIII behind the scenes, TB Times is back

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We’re alive after the Super Bowl and had the best week ever, Charlotte is ecstatic the Pats won, Jess is deeply upset and unhappy about the Pats winning, The TB Times is back and we are freaking out, our Super Bowl post-mortem with live recordings from the game. SpongeBob fans are rightfully angry, a recap of the Patriots locker room, we had a dance-off with Snoop Dogg at the Sports Illustrated party, Charlotte had Chick-fil-A for the first time, stop second-guessing women in sports, our thoughts on Atlanta as a host city. UNPROTECTED SEGS: Agro facts with Deshaun Watson: He knows a thing or two about chickens!, Underrated with Travis Kelce and an appreciation of Dumb and Dumber, Call Deb: She narrates a Greek battle and tells us what we missed from Tony Romo and the commercials, The NFL 100 commercial rules, Are the Knicks cancelled?, Ask a Youth: 21 Savage’s deportation

Feb 05 2019
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #20: #2: Jon Gruden’s sins, Fergie’s horrible anthem is back, and Gritty meets an agent

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This week on MVP, we discuss a disturbing trend in Buffalo (3:58), why Gregg Williams is Billy Zane (6:52), how Todd Gurley pissed off everyone (11:26), FitzMAGIC (13:09), Chad Kelly (RIP) (17:34), Jon Gruden’s sins (21:00), Sandy Koufax’s resemblance to Bill Nye (23:54), the World Series (25:21), Brian Kelly’s magical meme (28:50) SEGMENTS: Fergie’s ex-husband’s feud with Golden State (32:43), halloween costumes (36:23), mice (39:09), call Deb (41:48), True Gritty Chapter 2 (47:41), is Green Bean Casserole canceled? (49:37) Ask Aunt Char (52:55), and gettin’ this bread (52:04)

Oct 30 2018
1 hour 1 min
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