This podcast has everything you could want…. DJ Khaled playing off of Eric’s phone, bashing the Texans offense, venomous snakes attacking a pitcher in the playoffs, kid power rankings, and so very much more. Also, Eric has a “go bag” ready if sh*t goes sideways and he has to leave the country so just know that.
Lance and Eric are back and this episode has something very special to offer – CICADAS! Those amazing creatures that make a ton of noise with their chirping and generally shittyness. Anyway, nobody is happy with the Texans, but excitement is ramping back up over the Astros. Lance discusses some of the pros and cons of Ozark season 2 and Eric lays out the reasons why making a season 2 as good as the original season is so challenging. Eminem’s “Kamikaze” is discussed and Lance’s son takes a shot at “mumble rap”. It’s all here.
Lance and Eric jump in to give their thoughts on the Rockets game 7 loss and where they go from there. The Astros bullpen has been shaky lately and that isn’t sitting well with the podcast. The Netflix original “Evil Genius” is a topic and Eric is more astonished by how messy a house is than a guy having a bomb strapped to his neck.
1 Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield Oklahoma
2 New York Giants Bradley Chubb NC State
3 New York Jets Sam Darnold USC
4 Cleveland Browns Saquon Barkley Penn State
5 Buffalo Bills (from DEN) Josh Allen Wyoming
6 Indianapolis Colts Roquan Smith Georgia
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quenton Nelson Notre Dame
8 Chicago Bears Denzel Ward Ohio State
9 San Francisco 49ers Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech
10 Oakland Raiders Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame
11 Miami Dolphins Vita Vea Washington
12 Denver Broncos (from BUF) Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama
13 Washington Redskins D’Ron Payne Alabama
14 Green Bay Packers Jaire Alexander Louisville
15 Arizona Cardinals Derwin James Florida State
16 Baltimore Ravens D.J. Moore Maryland
17 LA Chargers Josh Rosen UCLA
18 Seattle Seahawks Isaiah Oliver Colorado
19 Dallas Cowboys Leighton Vander Esch Boise State
20 Detroit Lions Mike Hughes South florida
21 Cincinatti Bengals Frank Ragnow Arkansas
22 Denver Broncos (from BUF) Marcus Davenport UTSA
23 New England Patriots Kolton Miller UCLA
24 Carolina Panthers Josh Jackson Iowa
25 Tennessee Titans Rashaan Evans Alabama
26 Atlanta Falcons Taven Bryan Florida
27 New Orleans Saints Hayden Hurst South Carolina
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Reid Stanford
29 Jacksonville Jaguars Calvin Ridley Alabama
30 Minnesota Vikings Will Hernandez UTEP
31 New England Patriots Mike Gesicki Penn State
32 Cincinnati Bengals (from PHI) Lamar Jackson Louisville
Lance is in Los Angeles for NFL Draft duties with NFL Network so why not trudge through LA traffic and roll over to Eric Ladin’s home office for face-to-face podcast! The sound quality is not optimal, but neither is Eric’s new mustache. This podcast is the epitome of “off-script” with topics changing in the blink of an eye. The Rockets playoff run, Astros starting pitching, a review of Wild Wild West, Eric’s new show “Six”, and how Ladin and his neighbors trick WAZE users are all on the show.
Lance Zierlein and Eric Ladin return to mics for their first podcast in months after Lance’s draft grind slowed and Eric’s acting jobs have finally slowed down. This episode hits on about 15 topics including whether or not Lance has been good luck for Eric’s acting career, the Astros as favorites headed into the season, Texans free agency, how to handle Jadeveon Clowney’s extension, Danny Green giving Lance’s kids the “itch-ass” at the Spurs/Rockets game and Eric’s unwillingness to do everything that it takes to help children when it comes to shooting his free throws. All questions and answers are on the podcast.
Lance Zierlein and Eric Ladin discuss whether the selection committee got the playoff right while Eric offers an alternate solution. The guys discuss the impact that Hurricane Harvey has had on America’s feelings towards Houston and Eric tells a story about seeing junkies in action on the streets of Canada. Finally, the guys take a deep dive into the Netflix documentary Jim and Andy which chronicles Jim Carrey’s “all-in” behavior almost 20 years ago when he made “Man on the Moon” about the life of Andy Kaufman.
Lance, Chris and Eric are back again looking at the college playoff situation including Kevin Sumlin’s firing, the hiring of Chip Kelly by UCLA and how the playoffs shake out. Chris and Lance tell Eric about their friend’s former business where he and another guy picked up dog sh*t – as a business – and Eric talks about his wrap party for the series “Six”.
Eric and Lance finally get to rehash their thoughts on the Astros winning the world series. Eric says A.J. Hinch actually did a good job of trying to hide his bullpen while Lance disagrees somewhat. Both guys talk about Springer working a walk in game 2 as the pivotal turn in his MVP run while Charlie “The Professor” Morton will ruin your shit. The sports gods can’t let Houston be happy so Deshaun Watson is gone, Lance went to NYC for his wife’s marathon there and Eric Ladin drops a bomb regarding the Kevin Spacey news.
After a World Series game that saw comeback after comeback, homerun after homerun, and bullpen implosion after bullpen implosion, the Astros come away with the their most memorable win in the most memorable World Series game in history (according to us). Eric, Lance and Chris use their lunch break to talk about the win, game 6 and the Texans in this quick-hit podcast.
Lance, Eric and Chris rehash Eric’s heroic efforts from games 6 and 7 of the ALCS as he blindfolded himself while at Minute Maid Park in order to nullify the jinxing he did to the Astros in the previous three games. Chris rides on a train with the Amish people, nobody likes Ken Giles and Lance’s superstitions almost ruined his World Series game 2 experience. Oh yeah, also there is something in there about a Brazilian wax.
The Houston Astros crapped the bed in New York and Lance and Eric had to jump on the podcast after the game 5 loss. Eric goes to a very dark place where he calls Jose Altuve a clown, wrongly accuses Lance Berkman of choking in the playoffs and eventually tells everyone to buy brass knuckles with a built-in taser on-line and bring them to Game 6.
Eric Ladin, Chris Solis and Lance Zierlein reminisce on when they though Bill O’Brien might be fired by the bye week and where the Texans stand now under Deshaun Watson. Who is the best team in the AFC South? Eric talks a little bit about the Harvey Weinstein situation and some of the problems Hollywood has. Justin Verlander is a moose and the guys kick around whether or not game 2 against the Yankees was the best Astros playoff game they’ve ever seen. Dallas Keuchel’s dominant game 1 performance is a top as is the greatness of Tony Eusebio. Wait, what?
Lance and Chris Solis are holding it down while Michael Connor joins in with Eric Ladin in the middle of doing fancy acting stuff. The boys discuss the transformation of the Astros lineup, Biggio vs. Altuve, the rotation for the ALCS and a ton more. Deshaun Watson is now 7th on the Texans QB list for all-time TD passes. He’s started in four games. Drink that in.
The Titans came into NRG as a 2 point favorite and crawled out of NRG with a smooth ass-kicking to the tune of 57-14. Eric, Chris and Lance talk about how Deshaun Watson treated the Titans defense like an ACC opponent and share their thoughts on Bill O’Brien moving forward. Will JJ Watt get cut? Is Dylan Cole the new and less expensive version of Brian Cushing? How big was the return of Will Fuller? Did Eric have a guy get shot on the hood of his car in Las Vegas? Did Chris invent a term for when a Las Vegas dealer beats the entire table? Find out all of this and more right now!
Lance, Chris and Eric catch up on Wednesday night to talk about the Astros destruction of the Rangers on the heels of the Rangers refusing to shift home/away series due to Hurricane Harvey. Deshaun Watson donating his first paycheck to three cafeteria workers who were affected by flooding becomes a topic while Eric talks about living across the street from Steve-O from “Jackass” and living next door to “Kool Keith” who shot amateur porn and eventually left California to try and make it in the rap game. Oh yeah…. and Eric talks about an actor complaining that his prosthetic wang didn’t look as awesome as another actor’s prosthetic wang. Yeah, you need to listen.
Our postgame podcast cast tone went from elated to deflated just like that with Texans losing a heartbreaker 36-33. We discuss the decision to kick a field goal, Deshaun Watson’s growth, the almost interception, JJ Watt’s play and why Eric hates Boston fans (I mean… this one isn’t that hard, is it?)
It’s Eric Ladin, Lance Zierlein and Chris Solis.
For the first time, Lance Zierlein, Eric Ladin and Chris Solis join forces on Off Script. The boys hit on when it is appropriate to buy “Championship” merchandise and what the starting rotation might look like. When is it appropriate to use Lyft and Uber X? Chris is a Longhorn and Eric is a Trojan so they talk about last week’s game from their perspective. Also, Eric gives us a heads-up on what really goes down when preparing to film a sex scene for television or the movies.
Lance and Eric recount the horror show that took place in the Texans butt-kicking at the hands of the Jaguars. They bounce back and forth about the team weaknesses, future expectations and whether or not Bill O’Brien and/or Rick Smith can survive (dumb question). Both believe Cushing has played his last game as a Texans and Lance gets interrupted by police while he’s taping podcast in his car, on his driveway and in his boxers.
Lance and Eric talk about the new-look Astros with the additions of Justin Verlander and Cameron Maybin, the Aggies atrocity from Sunday, the Longhorns taking a dump, Eric’s time as a telemarketer, Texans vs. Jags and the GOT finale.