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.
Lance, Chris, and Ross discuss whether the Astros are poised to make a second run, Ryan Russillo been naked and drunk, Tom Savage named Texans’ starter, Floyd Mayweather’s con job, and some problems with Game of Thrones.
Lance is joined by life-long Houston sports fanatic and actor Eric Ladin as they discuss the Texans without Duane Brown, Jeff Luhnow targeting Justin Verlander, Eric trying not to choke a first pitch at Astros game, and a little something on Denzel.
Jeff Luhnow’s colossal mistake will doom the Astros, Snax talks basketball history and why four 14 year olds could beat up Yao Ming, and Deshaun Watson is coming on strong.
Lance Zierlein, Chris Solis, and Ross Villareal discuss why the NBA has become a girls’ slumber party, Game of Thrones odds, Reek Harden, cargo shorts and Netflix.
Lance Zierlein, Chris Solis, and Ross Villarreal ponder the post-Carlos Correa Astros and then look at the real reason the Rockets may be worth $2B to Les Alexander. What and when do you eat after a night of drinking that goes off the rails, and Ross shares some Uber stories.
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