Sam's Army

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Barstool plus Soccer. A lot of people are calling it the perfect marriage. If you are looking for snooty analytics or foreign accents, alas, you will have to look elsewhere. Within the friendly, non-judgmental confines of the Sam's Army Podcast, Barstool Sam and Jimmy Conrad discuss the world's most beautiful game – with an emphasis on EPL, Champions League and USMNT plus plenty of room for touching on Spain, Italy, Germany, MLS, etc – in a way meant to appeal to fans both new and old. Whether breaking down recent results or previewing games on deck, The Sam's Army Podcast aims to keep things light and entertaining while also making sure you stay abreast of all the relevant goings-on in the wonderful world of soccer. Holler!


Episode Date
Ep. 10: Champions League Matchday One Preview, EPL weekend review (f/t Spurs/Liverpool)

Jimmy and Sam help shake off your post-international break hangover by diving back into this weekend's EPL results, starting with a heartfelt genuflection about what the Tottenham/Liverpool game says about each club (2:50) followed by our first -- of many -- caller voicemail questions (13:14). We follow that up with thots on Watford/United (16:49), lessons from Chelsea's in win over Cardiff (19:21), and a lovefest for Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser (29:28), Palace's Wilfy Zaha as MVP (31:21) and world-beaters West Ham (34:55), then wrap up EPL with an extremely controversial Top 4 / Bottom 3 debate (42:23). Next up is a brief lap around the rest of the world, featuring discussions about La Liga (47:10), Serie A (49:51), Bundesliga (54:53) and MLS (56:53), including another listener voicemail (104:57). Last but not least we run through everything worth watching this midweek during Champions League's first matchday (109:58), including previews and predictions for all biggest boner-inducing fixtures coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sep 18, 2018
Ep. 9: USMNT's Victory over Mexico & Weekend Preview for EPL + Rest of the World
Whose stock rose and whose fell among USMNT hopefuls? Thoughts on Miazga/Lainez kerfuffle and fallout? Where do we go from here? Sam and Jimmy answer all your US soccer questions. After discussing some other top stories like possible UEFA (25:12) and FIFA (26:55) rule changes, and call into question some of the latest FIFA19 rankings, it's time for a comprehensive preview of the big weekend ahead in EPL, featuring Spurs/Liverpool (33:00) and Watford/United (38:22). Lastly we run through the rest of Europe (1:01:07), answer the age-old question of whether Bayern and/or PSG would win their respective league playing all season with 10 men (1:10:31), then close up shop with what to watch for in MLS this weekend (1:13:19).    
Sep 14, 2018
Ep. 8 : USMNT vs Brazil Review & Preview (and *shocking* prediction) for looming Mexico Game
Jimmy and Sam jump right in by breaking down the USMNT's performance against Brazil, handing out some butt taps while also acknowledging who came up less big, then look ahead to this week's big big huge rivalry game against Mexico (32:52). Next, we shift gears back overseas to touch on some highlights and lowlights from the UEFA Nations League competition that has replaced European friendlies (42:32) and wrap things up by noting the most ridiculous inclusions/exclusions from this year's newly revealed FIFPRO World XI "short" list (50:09).    
Sep 11, 2018
Ep. 7: USMNT vs Brazil Preview, UEFA Nixing Away Goals?, West Ham Stays Hot, & discord in German Camp
Before turning to the USMNT and the looming "friendly" versus Brazil, Sam and Jimmy start out by discussing UEFA's proposal to nix the 'away goals' rule (2:07), Raphael Varane's case for POY; West Ham staying HOT (10:09), and Toni Kroos' indelicate comments about teammate Leroy Sane (12:56). The boys then talk through US/Brazil, including ideal XIs and what to watch for (18:28) before adding a few [more] words on Earnie Stewart's approach to [not] hiring a new coach. Finally, we wrap things all up with the world's greatest For-Dummies-By-Dummies explanation of the UEFA League of Nations (38:13) and a few games worth watching over the next few days (45:38).


Sep 07, 2018
Ep. 6: USMNT Roster Breakdown, Fixing Arsenal & Is Chelsea a Title Contender
Sam and Jimmy opine on Messi's snub from FIFA P.O.Y. shortlist (1:40) and the freshly released USMNT roster for upcoming friendlies with Brazil and Mexico (7:04) before turning to the weekend that was, starting in EPL where we learned an important lesson about Spurs (30:18) and Sam explains precisely how to fix Arsenal (38:54). The boys run through the other games before almost coming to fisticuffs about whether Chelsea is a legitimate title contender this year (58:19) and give respective Power Rankings for Top 4 and Bottom 3. Next up is a Soccer Smorgasbord of all the happenings throughout the rest of the world, including love for France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Old Firm, MLS, LigaMX and even the Campeonato Brasileiro. Finally, after a quick Championship Check (1:32:08), we close out with a new segment in which we play a little "2 truths & 1 lie" about the BBW − Big Baller of the Week (1:33:09).    
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 5: Breakdown of Champions League Groups & Weekend Preview/Predictions

THE CHAMMMMMPIONNNNNNNS! Sam and Jimmy are back and jump right in previewing the eight freshly drawn groups -- who get screwed in the Group of Death and which teams made out like bandits -- (0:59) before turning to the weekend ahead, starting with the EPL (19:50) where the big questions are whether Watford are for real and if Jozay could survive a loss to Burnley, before turning to the rest of Europe and climaxing with a fitting sendoff for Clint Dempsey, a true American soccer legend (50:10).

Aug 31, 2018
Ep. 4 : Weekend Recap, Tottenham's Demolition, and Jozay's Meltdown
Sam and Jimmy discuss the (extended) weekend that was, including thots on Tottenham's demolition of United and Jozay's postgame meltdown (1:11) before touching on Arsenal needing it more than West Ham (12:55), the craziness that was Bournemouth/Everton (18:45) and all the rest of the EPL; all the big games in Serie A (40:45), La Liga (45:05), Bundesliga (49:37), and Ligue 1 (56:00); before moving a little closer to home with LigaMX (57:50) and MLS (59:49) and calling it a day.    
Aug 28, 2018
Ep. 3: What to do with the USMNT, Messi, and La Liga threatens to strike

Sam's Army boys are back discussing what's hot in the soccer streets this week, including thots on Sarachan remaining interim coach and what to do with veterans like Michael Bradley (1:05); Messi calling it quits with Argentina (8:23); La Liga players threaten to strike (10:45); Usain Bolt the soccer star (15:07); EPL previews starting with United/Spurs and the Poo London Dærby (20:43); LOCKS of the week (49:18); running down what's what elsewhere in the world (50:45); and finally a little listener Q&A (57:26).




Aug 24, 2018
Ep. 2: UEFA's POY, Chelsea/Arsenal, and a relationship status check on the Jozay/United

 Sam and Jimmy are back breaking down the big stories of the weekend, including UEFA's shortlist for POY (5:05), Lazio ultra's plea for a safe space (12:08), and massive results in Chelsea/Arsenal (16:35) and Mighty, Mighty Brighton/United (30:03). We also run through the rest of the EPL (41:30) and Europe (1:06:57), and touch on MLS (1:12:53), before closing with a relationship status check on the Jozay/United (1:18:11).


Aug 21, 2018
Ep. 1: EPL, Rest of Europe & MLS + Sam's Two Biggest Man-Crushes
 First *official* episode of Barstool's first official soccer podcast. Jimmy Conrad and Barstool Sam preview this weekend's EPL games, then run through previews of Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 before wrapping up with some MLS chatter. Timestamps: Intro (0:00); EPL (3:56); Stone Cold Locks (43:57); Power Rankings (46:27); Serie A (48:02); Sam's two man-crushes (55:40); La Liga (56:17); Bundesliga/Ligue 1 (105:34); New TV deals (107:59); MLS (111:39). 
Aug 17, 2018
Premier League Preview and Predictions

First Offense Debut! 0:20 - Introductions (Barstool Sam & Jimmy Conrad)4:00 - Mission statement & Personal Pledges 8:40 - Premier League transfer winners18:25 - Premier League transfer losers29:40 - Storylines 34:00- Bottom 3 predictions36:55 - Top 4 predictions51:45 - Quick suggestions on gambling for this weekend's games plus an extra special message for listeners

Aug 10, 2018

After a tournament filled with surprises, an unsurprising winner emerges. France seals their World Cup glory by beating Croatia 4-2 in the Final, and it's finally time to put some respect on Paul Pogba's name. Jimmy Conrad joins one final time to discuss everything from Hugo Lloris' blunder to Mbappe's value, and we find out how Sam feels about Tottenham's 9 semi-finalist participants resulting in 8 players in the 3rd place game and one horrific blunder. Not great. Thanks for listening.

Jul 16, 2018
WORLD CUP FINAL PREVIEW with Jimmy Conradinho

France. Croatia. World Cup Final. Puty. Check out this brand new episode of the World Cup Podcast where Jimmy Conrad joins to recap the semifinal games, and look ahead to Sunday's big matchup.

Jul 13, 2018
SEMIFINAL PREVIEW with Big Cat, Zah, and Mikey

For the first 15 minutes we have Big Cat joining the show to review the quarterfinal matchup's, and explain how pissed he is at the fact the 2022 World Cup will be during the Fall. Then, for a special last 40 minutes, the GOONERS (Zah and Mikey) join the show to preview the massive Semifinal matchup's between Belgium and France, and England and Croatia.

Jul 09, 2018
QUARTERFINAL PREVIEW with Feits & Jimmy Conrad

The quarterfinals are usually the first taste of juggernaut matchups at a major tournament, but with all the mayhem and upsets this year is shaping up to be more exciting than ever. Mr. John Feitelberg joins the podcast to explain how watching the group stages IN Portugal might have gone, and reviews the group stages and Round of 16. Then, Jimmy Conradinho adds a little flavor again and previews the Quarterfinal matchups ahead. Another edition of Puty's World Cup Podcast... with an AD READ!!

Jul 05, 2018
Special Episode with Pat McAfee and Big Cat

Barstool Sports is out here representing the beautiful game with Pat McAfee and Big Cat joining Barstool Sam for this *special edition* episode of Puty's World Cup Podcast. There are no games today (Friday) so you (you) need to listen to this to keep the momentum going. 

Jun 29, 2018
GROUP STAGE CHAOS with Jimmy Conrad

Conradinho joins Barstool Sam for yet another edition of Puty's World Cup Podcast. Spain and Portugal are through, despite desperately trying to get themselves knocked out, Argentina is on the brink of elimination, and Mexico looks... good? Check out the latest episode here and make sure to subscribe.

Jun 26, 2018
Group Reactions with Jimmy Conrad & Big Cat

Former USMNT player-turned-soccer-expert Jimmy Conrad joins Barstool Sam this week to recap the first round of group stage games, and a familiar voice (Big Cat) complains about all the fouls from Switzerland and the lack of action he has seen thus far. Check out the latest episode of Puty's World Cup Podcast.

Jun 20, 2018
Groups E & F with Big Cat and Feits

Big Cat takes the hosting reigns for this final preview episode of the ---- THE WORLD CUP STARTS  TODAY Y'ALL BETTER DOWNLOAD AND SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT NOW. tysm.

Jun 14, 2018
Groups G & H with Zah and Mikey

After teasing you with a little bit of 'The Gooners" yesterday before switching to Big Cat and Feits, we let Zah and Mikey go wild covering the final two groups (out of order) in Russia. Barstool Sam tries to keep the train on the tracks while discussing England's heavy Tottenham ties, Tunisia's odds, and whether Peter Crouch will be playing in this World Cup. Check it out.

Jun 13, 2018
Groups C & D with Big Cat and Feits

For the second installment of everyone's favorite World Cup podcast, Big Cat and Feits joins Barstool Sam to talk some Group of Death, and cover both groups C & D. Check it out, and subscribe as always.

Jun 12, 2018
Groups A & B with Big Cat and Feits

For the first World Cup Preview podcast, Barstool Sam is joined by Swansea owner Big Cat and YNWA-stan John Feitelberg to go over groups A and B. Topics discussed included best bets, over/under expectancy, and dark horse teams to advance out of each group. This is the first of a four part preview series coming out this week. Subscribe, leave a review, and tell a friend.

Jun 11, 2018
Intro: Puty's World Cup Podcast

First episode comes out Friday, June 8th.

Jun 07, 2018