Jim On Things

Jim On Things

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Hi. I’m Jim Irizarry. These are my thoughts on things, mostly sports. Stuff, like my streaming TV habits and food, may also be talked about.


#17 - We’re hurting.
Jun 3 • 109 min
This country is reeling. It’s reeling from the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and from the constant, nonsensical gas-lighting by President Trump. I’m in pain. My guest, Cal “Gameface” Lee, is also in pain. It’s time for a lot of…
#16 - Nobody talkin’ ‘bout the minors. Until now.
May 28 • 40 min
Major League Baseball’s players and owners don’t trust each other when it comes to money. They’ll keep bickering and throwing out stories to the press to make the other side look bad for as long as they want. Did you know that it affects people in South…
#15 - HOCKEY IS BACK (soon)!
May 27 • 68 min
If you had told me that the NHL would be the first of the sports leagues to release a detailed plan on how they would resume their season, I would have laughed you out of the solar system. Fast forward to yesterday, when at 3:10 pm ET, the NHL announced…
#14 - I think they’re delusional, really.
May 13 • 39 min
This podcast is now available on TuneIn! Neat-o! I started this one off with a bit of a rant. Well, not so much a rant. A rant would involve a bunch of shouting and morphing into Chris Russo. Nobody wants that. I don’t even think Chris Russo wants that…
#13 - “It’s the one-room schoolhouse I never wanted.”
May 6 • 46 min
I was happy to give my guest this episode a brief respite from the madness of five kids in one house during a quarantine. Vince DeDario is a writer and podcaster for Irish Breakdown, the Notre Dame portal from Sports Illustrated. He is also one of the…
#12 - Was I in a bad mood when I did this?
May 5 • 86 min
Ian Casselberry from Awful Announcing is my guest this episode. Awful Announcing is a website that reports on the comings and goings in sports media and do so incredibly well. Ian also has his own podcast called The Podcass that is deep into pop culture…
#11 - I pray for James Dolan.
Apr 29 • 88 min
I’m not sure if it ever came up before and I didn’t remember or if I just didn’t know, but I found out that Cal “Gameface” Lee is a Mets fan. Whodathunk? Before we get to hoops, Cal talks about how MLB has never known how to handle scandals in the past.…
#10. No, I will NOT restart the episode count.
Apr 28 • 42 min
Is this thing still on? Yup. It’s me. I was pretty busy over the last year. Got married, got a dog, got a house, got a new car. Now, I’m going crazy just like y’all during these COVID-19-filled days. I figured I would start podcasting again. Lucky you? My…
#9 - Where have I been? Where have YOU been?
May 7, 2019 • 63 min
I mean, you never call, you never write. Speaking of writing, Paul M. Banks has written a new book called “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry.” It’s available on Amazon. Buy it. Paul reads some…
#8 - They should just call it the last 20 games of the season.
Feb 27, 2019 • 97 min
I’m calling on another one of my favorites from the Maximus & The Bartender days. Cal ‘GameFace’ Lee from The Baseline NBA Podcast joins me to talk about the second “half” of the NBA season, how the Knicks will blow everything, and who should win the MVP.
#7 - Requiem for the Hot Stove
Feb 17, 2019 • 50 min
It’s all baseball, all the time this episode. The fact that Ian Casselberry and I were able to talk about this baseball offseason for as long as we did is nothing short of a miracle, especially since four of the best young players in the game still don’t…
#6 - In case you haven’t heard, I’m getting married.
Feb 17, 2019 • 23 min
An important (not really, but kinda) announcement this week! The impending nuptials are thick on my mind this episode. Do guys have a “say yes to the tux” day? Also, you should do a wedding registry even if you’re not getting married. So much fun! If you…
#5 - Continuing the evolution into something decent
Feb 6, 2019 • 36 min
Looky looky! There’s (rights-free) music on this here podcast! Super Bowl? More like mediocre. The Knicks will still screw up everything. Spring Training’s coming and so’s a player’s strike.
#4 - Finally.
Jan 27, 2019 • 46 min
Cue up Handel’s “Messiah.” How’s your 2019 been so far? Has it been as crappy as mine? I think I need to see a psychiatrist. On a lighter note, I have been able to enjoy both of the documentaries on Fyre Festival. I’m also very, very, VERY sorry for being…
#3 - I’m not cheap, but I am on special this week.
Dec 31, 2018 • 38 min
A few quick nods and acknowledgements, then I talk about my gadget-filled Christmas and some sports things of note. Plus, I get another voicemail.
#2 - You laugh because I’m different, I laugh because I just farted.
Dec 23, 2018 • 28 min
I become “that guy who talks about his fantasy football team.” Also, it’s okay to like Weird Al’s “Christmas at Ground Zero.” You should put that on your podcast.
#1 - This girl runs on lattes and dreams.
Dec 17, 2018 • 20 min
Yup. Each episode will have a dumb title. I play my first voice message, do a little (A LOT OF) shillin’ for the man, then get marriage advice from professional broadcaster Tommie Lee.
Show Zero
Dec 6, 2018 • 4 min
Why the change?