Sport Scouts

Sport Scouts

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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.


2.8 – Everything that Happened that Caused Us to Be Home, and the Uncertainty to Come
Apr 17 • 34 min
Joey and Michael record remotely for the final episode of Sport Scouts….for now. The two talk about the development of the COVID-19 shutdown, how the sports world is spending this time, and the possible scenarios for a return (Recorded Wednesday, April…
2.7 – COVID-19 and Sports, Winter Sports at LFHS, College Hoops, and Marquee Sports Network (wsg Connor Clark)
Mar 11 • 49 min
Joey and Michael finally get back in the studio to discuss John Beilein’s departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Spike Lee’s feud with the New York Knicks franchise he loves dearly, and the absence of Cubs Spring Training on half of Chicago’s TVs due to…
2.6 – College Hoops, XFL Week 1 in Review, and “Wait, We Forgot to Recap the Super Bowl??” (wsg Stephen Bradley)
Feb 14 • 46 min
Joey and Michael talk the latest in Big Ten Basketball and include some thoughts on the Michigan State Football coaching search, have a quick emergency segment to put a late close on the 2019-20 NFL season, and discuss the latest in the NBA for All Star…
2.5 – Mookie/Price to LA, This (Will Be) The XFL, Mike Dantonio, and the Reds
Feb 6 • 34 min
After updates on the latest excitements from LFHS Sports, Joey and Michael discuss the departure of Mark Dantonio from Michigan State Football, the Boston Red Sox/Los Angeles Dodger trade involving Mookie Betts and David Price, as well as the Cincinnati…
2.4 - Kobe and the Super Bowl (wsgs Wilson Irvin and Luke Davis)
Feb 2 • 39 min
In light of the unfortunate news that has rocked this week, Joey and Michael scrap their usual opening segments to pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant, as well as all involved in Sunday’s helicopter crash. After closing the conversation with a…
2.3 - Playoff(s) Debrief, Basketball Brawls, New NFL Rules, and Boos at Conventions
Jan 23 • 40 min
After updating on the latest in LFHS Sports (as well as some big Lake Forest-related headlines), Joey and Michael reflect on the near-complete season of postseason football. They also discuss the uneasiness of the 2020 Cubs Convention, Derek Jeter’s easy…
2.2 - Bowl Bound, Army/Navy, and Playoff Picture, Spygate 2.0, The Evil Empire Returns, and Nike Swooshes
Dec 13, 2019 • 38 min
After giving updates on LFHS Sports, Joey and Michael discuss College Football’s Conference Championship Saturday and Sunday’s final CFP rankings alongside an Army/Navy preview, as well as talk NFL Playoff Picture. They then discuss other headlines in the…
2.1 - We’re Baaaaack! (wsg AJ Shaw)
Dec 6, 2019 • 44 min
After a long summer and fall, the premier national sports talk podcast of The Forest Scout is making a return for Season Two! To get back into the rhythm of things, hosts Joey Goodsir and Michael Raupp update us on their latest reflections on the…
13 - The 2018-19 Grand Finale (wsg Connor Clark)
May 30, 2019 • 50 min
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…
12 - Legend of the Fab Five Returns, Cubs Walkoffpalooza, Hoops Finals/Hockey Final Preparations, and Jockeyless Horses (wsg Mark Smirnov)
May 23, 2019 • 82 min
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…
11 - It’s Tiger Time Again, NBA Draft Lottery, New York Frustration, and Beilein Sadness
May 16, 2019 • 63 min
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…
10 - Derby Replay Controversy, Cubbie Ghosts of 2016 (?), and LeBron/NBA Stuff
May 9, 2019 • 59 min
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…
9 - The Hot Takes You’ve Been Waiting For, Draft Reactions, and “Baseball!” (wsgs Ryan Peters and Carson Ward)
May 2, 2019 • 71 min
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…
8 - NFL Draft Hype/Interruptions, Stevie Y, Robbie Gould (?), etc. Back Home, NBA Playoffs, and Cubbies (wsg Jay DeCoster)
Apr 24, 2019 • 77 min
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…
7 - The Greatest Redemption Story Ever, and Some Other Stuff (wsg Mark Smirnov)
Apr 18, 2019 • 76 min
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…
6 - A Tradition Unlike Any Other, Stanley Cup Time, NBA Retirements, and the Lakers (wsg John Torosian)
Apr 11, 2019 • 68 min
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…
5 - The End of “AAF!”, Gronk, Final Four/NBA/NHL Playoffs Approacheth, and Cubs Worries
Apr 5, 2019 • 60 min
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…
March Madness Week Special: Day Three - The Finale (wsgs Carson Ward and Ryan Peters)
Mar 20, 2019 • 62 min
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…
March Madness Week Special: Day Two - The Bracket-Filling Marathon (wsgs Mr. Holmer, Will Davis, Brennan Marzella, Bill Avery, Mark Smirnov, and Sam Rogers)
Mar 19, 2019 • 95 min
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),…
March Madness Week Special: Day One - The LF Announcers (wsgs Connor Clark and AJ Shaw)
Mar 18, 2019 • 39 min
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…
4 - Conference Tournament Previews, NFL Free Agency, and Player Autonomy (wsg Connor Clark)
Mar 14, 2019 • 57 min
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…
3 - Bryce Harper, “AAF!” (A Closer Look), Blackhawks, and NBA Playoffs
Mar 7, 2019 • 66 min
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…
2 - Paying College Athletes, #FebruaryBaseball, and LeBron James (wsg AJ Shaw)
Feb 28, 2019 • 72 min
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…
1 - Machado, “AAF!”, NBA All-Stars, and Finally Some Hockey (wsg Mark Smirnov)
Feb 21, 2019 • 63 min
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…