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Playing the Field
40 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
Super Bowl/Trade Deadline Reactions
In the newest episode, Andrew gives his Super Bowl reactions and discusses whether the 49ers and Chiefs should be satisfied with their teams' final standing. Later in the episode, Andrew transitions to the NBA where he reacts to all of the big trades that went down at the deadline, and delivers a shocking take on the recent Haliburton/Sabonis trade with the Kings.
33 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
NFL Wildcard Reactions
In the new episode, Andrew FS reacts to every wild card game, and decides whether or not the losing teams failed from lack of management or roster. After his reaction, the show ends with his picks for the upcoming NFL week.
70 minutes | May 12, 2021
In the newest episode, Andrew and Riki recap the drama between the Packers and Aaron Rodgers. They later talk about the legitimacy of Tim Tebow's return and whether he deserves to play and what that means for Urban Meyer. They later talk basketball, where they go into Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and Giannis. They also discuss the NBA play in tournament, what it means for the teams involved, and whether it's something that should continue in the future.
73 minutes | May 3, 2021
Steelers are Screwed...
In the latest episode, Andrew and Riki reunite to provide analysis of the NFL draft. They go through the 49ers selection of Trey Lance, the Eagles trade for Devonta Smith, and much much more. They also discuss the current state of the Pittsburg Steelers and how there might be room for worry. After football, they guys recap on some of the NBA's recent developments like the race for MVP, and get into future predictions for the western conference playoffs. They hit on Chris Paul's profound impact on the Suns and debate the future of the Mavericks with an injury prone player like Kristaps Porzingis.
62 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Detroit, You Deserve This...
In the latest episode, Andrew and Riki return to Playing The Field to discuss some of the past events in the sport world. The show kicks off with the upcoming NFL Draft and debate some of the moves that were made by the 49ers, Eagles, and Dolphins in the past weeks. After a brief QB conversation, they end the segment discussing the questionable move to bring in Andy Dalton as the lead quarterback of the Chicago Bears, and some of the outrage that followed. For NBA, the guys touch on the moves that were made at the NBA trade deadline, and get critical of the new look Brooklyn Nets from the buyout market. They wrap up the show discussing some of the steins on Kevin Durant's resume and the profound disfunction of the Detroit Pistons.
87 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Mustache Like a 4th Grader
In the new show, guests Jonny Hudson and Jack Brady return to discuss the latest NFL free agency madness sparking a heated debate between Andrew and Jonny about the Patriots latest moves. Later, the guys touch on some of the latest NBA rumors and discuss the latest Lebron injury, and its impact on the league. Obviously, they finish with some march madness talk and examine the status of their current brackets.
85 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
It's Not Always Rational
In the new episode, Riki and Andrew invite back Jack Brady to the studio to talk March Madness and some of the recent college basketball craziness. In addition, the team discusses last week's UFC fights, general NBA discussion, and mull the signings of J.J. Watt and Dak Prescott.
96 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
In a new system, the guys introduce a drinking game to the show taking shots at various points throughout the podcast. In the episode, the guys invite long time bettor Peter Riverso to the show and talk about Peter’s upcoming picks and recent success. For basketball, the guys discuss the Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors in depth, and talk about the new 4 seed of the New York Knicks and the weird Eastern Conference Standings. For football, the guys briefly discuss J.J. Watt’s future and get into Mel Kiper’s recent mock draft leading to a heated Ja'Marr Chase vs Devonta Smith debate.
85 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Baseball is a Sport
In the latest episode, Andrew invites Jack Brady back to the studio to fill in as co-host as Riki takes the week off. Rob Skorupski fills in as the latest guest, and Steve Lew joins the show as a stat researcher. In the newest episode, the crew dives deep into baseball’s future, they discuss the complications of Fernando Tatis’ new contract and get into some of the MLB’s top contending teams. For the NFL, the guys talk about the recent Carson Wentz trade, Carolina’s recent push for Deshaun Watson, Aaron Jones potentially leaving Green Bay, and the plethora of safety’s that will be hitting the NFL in free agency. To wrap up the show, the team transitions to the NBA and talk Demarcus Cousins, struggling NBA teams, and get into an interesting Luka Doncic Damien Lillard debate surrounding the all star game.
100 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Get Your Money
In the new episode, Andrew and Riki invite guest Jack Brady to recap the events of the Super Bowl and discuss the legacies affected by the Bucs most recent win. They later go into new NFL signing and trade rumors and Jack gives his insight on the future of the Saints among other previously talked about topics. After, they transition to basketball to debate over whether certain players are in decline or not. Jack also shares his thoughts on being a Knicks fan and provides a very interesting insight on how the pelicans are severely mismanaged among other teams in the NBA. A new can’t miss episode!
117 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
In the new Super bowl special episode, Andrew and Riki add a couple guests to the show. Before Super Bowl talk, the guys discuss Riki’s latest Kirk Cousins tweet that sparked up some controversy, and discuss the pros and cons of Kirk Cousins on the Niners. For the Super Bowl, the team gives their predictions and expectations for the big game and then review and debate the NFL’s season awards. Later they transition to basketball and talk about the latest NBA trade rumors for several players and talk about the current state of the Thunder and Mavs while touching on a few others. The show ends with small wrap up of the UFC events that took place yesterday.
76 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
We Love Nick Bosa
In the new episode, Riki returns to Playing the Field and the team unpacks a lot of the new NFL moves with both coach and player evaluations. They dive deep into the Deshaun Watson strategy and share their reactions to the latest Mathew Stafford trade. After football, the guys transition to basketball and discuss the Nets' recent success and go around the league and talk about the latest standout teams that are over-performing in the NBA.
47 minutes | Dec 26, 2020
A DEVASTATING LOSS!
In the latest episode, Andrew talks about his massive loss in the Fantasy Football Finals. His 2 year reign as defending champion is officially over and the rest of the league is thrilled. For news around the NFL, Andrew discusses the Steelers losing to the bengals, the Patriots being eliminated, the Drew Brees panic, the Jets win, Jaylen Hurts taking over, and the disappointing losses from the falcons and Texans. As for the NBA, Andrew talks about James Harden's continued antics, Kawhi Leonard getting hurt, The new look Brooklyn Nets, and the recent struggle of the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors. Of course, as always, Andrew ends with his picks of the week.
46 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
In the newest "Playing the Field", Andrew discusses some of the latest wars that have been started by NBA stars. He discusses the Russel Westbrook for John Wall trade at length, addresses the latest news from James Harden's holdouts against the Rockets, and talks about Kyrie Irving's latest decision to block out the media. For the NFL, he addresses the decision to bench Carson Wentz, the Niners struggles to pay for players, the collapse of the Patriots, and Taysom Hill's new found success. Of course, he ends the episode with his traditional three picks of the week.
55 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
Ground and Pound
In the latest episode, Andrew Fremont-Smith breaks down the latest buzz around the NBA, including the Bogdan Bogdanovic botched trade, the Gordon Hayward to Charlotte implications, and the flip of Montrezl Harrell from the Clippers to the Lakers. To finish off the NBA he gives his picks for best signing and worst signing in the league. For NFL, Andrew brings up the craziness of last week. He talks Matt Patricia getting fired, the new coronavirus impact on the game, Taysom Hill having a great debut, Joe Burrow going down, and the Dolphins benching Tua. He also reacts to the lackluster games of the Buccaneers and Patriots with each team disappointing their fans. Of course the show ends with Andrews' picks of the week and some brief fantasy advice.
89 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
Free Agent Frenzy
In the latest episode, Riki and Andrew react to live updates and news from the free agent madness. Additionally in the episode, the team reacts to the prior trades of Chris Paul to the Suns, Jrue Holiday to Bucks, and potential trades for the Celtics and Nets with Gordon Hayward and James Harden. Andrew and Riki also give their bettors picks of the week.
75 minutes | Nov 14, 2020
Houston, We Have a Problem
In the new episode, Andrew and Riki talk about more of the latest NBA trade rumors as the season comes near as well as the many problems that have emerged in Houston. After NBA, they shift to football, as they talk about the Buccaneers awful performance and the horrid state of the Seahawks defense. Of course the show ends with Andrews picks of the week and fantasy trade deadline discussions.
75 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
Fear for the Deer?
In the new episode, Riki and Andrew lead off with the Astros and Red Sox hiring back the coaches involved in the alleged cheating scandals in the MLB. After baseball, the trade rumor NBA discussion begins as the guys discuss what the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics should do with Giannis and Gordon Hayward potentially wanting out of their franchises. Following some NFL talk and an assessment of both the Steelers and Buccaneers, the guys end the show with Andrew's picks of the week and some relatable fantasy advice.
91 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Betts the Best?
In a new halloween rendition, Andrew starts off the show giving his World Series reaction and talks about the Mookie Betts trade between the Red Sox and Dodgers. After baseball the guys talk about the latest NBA trade rumors regarding Rondo, Embiid, Rose, and other star Players. To follow, the guys give their NFL reactions, and discuss which teams should push for the playoffs and which teams should tank for trevor. As always the show concludes with Andrew's picks of the week followed by their fantasy love/hates.
86 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
A Diva League?
In a new episode, the guys talk about some of the special treatment stars have been getting in the NFL and NBA. They break down the Kawhi Leonard locker room issues and get into the NFL too with guys like Michael Thomas and Odell Beckham creating drama. After some more NFL analysis and an assessment of 5 undefeated teams in football, Andrew makes a public apology to Carson Wentz and Riki gives his reasons why his 49ers can beat Andrew's patriots in this week's upcoming showdown. Picks of the week, and controversial start/sits for fantasy as always conclude the show.
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