This week on the show that knows car and cat are only separated by one letter (isn't that neat?), Dalhousie Tigers forward and former WHL beauty JACKSON PLAYFAIR returns to the show for an in-studio hockey spectacular. John is over the moon with the Leafs signing John Tavares, while Stefan wallows in self-pity and Justin finds glimmers of hope in the Canucks' discouraging free agent crop. PLUS: Our Auston Insider reveals what the Leafs moves mean for Matthews, forecasts his dad's future in the game, and goes deep on the one feud that may have ended with Playfair jerseys in the firepit. We talked hockey with Jackson for 100 minutes and could have gone 300 more.
This week on the show that just wants you to score, just please fucking score, the boys are re-joined by The Sport Chronicle's Devang Desai to talk Toronto sports failures, ghosting, and the curious case of the missing umbrella. ALSO: Brad Marchand! Whitecaps! LeBron James! American Pharoah! And finally answering the age-old question of how people in motion-capture suits go to the bathroom.
This week on the show that lets the tank get down to halfway and then puts 20 bucks in, the Real Good Boys are all back in the studio and joined by David "The Coffee Boss" Booker to discuss MMA mishaps, fighting in Alaska, and how he got his nickname. PLUS: The Canucks pick 7th! The Leafs get eliminated from the postseason! John plays a gig in a small town! Trading our bad habits! And the boys issue a formal apology for their draft lottery stream.
This week on the show that walked half a mile out of its way to sort that out, we flip the script on our hockey talk this season and spend some time examining John's sports pain as the Leafs find themselves in a playoff hole, measuring media narratives against reality. PLUS: Steve Simmons doubles down! The RGS Raiders get off to a rollicking start! Justin angles for a role in the next Fast & Furious! And we take up Stefan's favourite pastime: making fun of businesses on Broadway in Vancouver.
This week on the show that's lost the number, the Real Good Boys looked directly at the one thing optometrists warned us not to: SummerSlam. But you know we're talking about that eclipse, baby. What a sight to see, or not see! An indelible moment that will surely be cherished forever, or immediately forgotten. Who can say? PLUS: Josh Ho-Sang is a good dude! Don La Greca explodes! John insists he doesn't want to be appreciated online but it sure sounds like he does! And Stefan debuts his all new segment, "I'm Callin' You Out!"
This week on the show that -- metaphorically speaking -- is on crack, the Real Good Boys are left alone to get back on their bullshit as they say goodbye to Luca Sbisa, hello to Elias Pettersson and Timothy Liljegren, and revisit the Luca Sbisa Would Do of the Week one last time. PLUS: Speaking of being back on your bullshit, Stephen A. Smith is wilding out on Phil Jackson! Roberto Osuna and the Blue Jays are commendably honest about mental health! And in honour of our two-year anniversary, we try to remember things we talked about way back on Episode 1.
This week on the show that's taking that for data, mixed emotions abound for the Real Good Boys, as the Leafs have yet to be eliminated but John's already pre-emptively cool with it if they get knocked out (Ron Howard voice: "They're out."), while Justin's still salty about trading away Zack Kassian and Stefan is about as apathetic and tapped out as he's ever been. I also coulda sworn we talked about Tryamkin, but that must have been before we were recording. Whoops! PLUS: Kevin Costner's Waterworld! Breaking in to concerts! Justin Bieber! And being on the ice with the Queen. What do you mean?
This week on the show that keeps coming and coming and coming, BILLY TALENT bassist JON GALLANT joins the Real Good Boys in the immediate aftermath and elation of Leafs/Caps Game 3 to discuss his friendships with Maple Leafs players over the years, breaking the Toronto sports curse, the Dart Guy phenomenon, and the relationship between his sports pain and his music. PLUS: Justin plots a tent city protest against the Canucks, while Stefan has some questions about penguin biology for Professor Cullen.
This week on the show that won't go to North Korea, we've all got our reasons to be happy: the Leafs are in the playoffs, and the Canucks have fired head coach Willie Desjardins. We happily bury the coach who gave our show its name, and sort out why Leafs fans would have been mad if their team didn't make it in. PLUS: Judging the accuracy of Vancouver video game levels, predicting the big stories of two months from now, a Twilight Zone-esque bargain to get rid of Linden and Benning, and everyone's favourite game: What's The Weather? RIP Willie, gone but never forgotten.
This week on the show that needs to make a f***ing save out there, the Real Good Boys are joined by the Nation Network's Managing Editor of Hockey Content, Jeff Veillette, to discuss the Leafs and Canucks' deadline moves, Carolina coach Bill Peters' incendiary comments about his own goaltender, and Jeff's one-sided feud with Toronto city councillor and all-around trash-person Norm Kelly. PLUS: We recap that bizarre Lee Powell Twitter beef, and formally announce the forthcoming Real Good Show Baseball Club season.