You'd think a seven game win streak would take people off the edge, but a seven goal loss put them right back on it. Don't worry though - Just A Bit Outside is here to calm your nerves. Did the streak mask some bad habits? Quite possible, but does it mean the Canucks need to change their style? Is it just one blip for a young team learning what it takes to win? Plus how did the prospects do at the World Juniors?

NFL Wildcard Weekend made our picks look bad, but it was entertaining football. The Seahawks managed to get past the Eagles and have a date in Green Bay. Can they take out the Pack? What about the Patriots? Is this the end of Tom Brady in New England? Even some CFL news, as the BC Lions announce their new coaching staff. Can they turn the team around? Will anyone care? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

January 1, 2020

Episode 171 - Paging 2020

New year, new decade, new show! Back for more with another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We have some catching up to do, as the Canucks are on a hot streak. How are things on the injury front? Can they keep track with the rest of the division? What are the prospects up to at the World Juniors?

How about some football? Wildcard weekend is upon us in the NFL. How will the Seahawks fare in Philly? Can they overcome their current injuries? Will the Patriots get anywhere without having the bye week? All this and more, plus our best and worst of the decade in Garbage Time!

Whether it's to prove people wrong, or to get yourself in gear, we could all use some motorvation. Or is it motivation? Either way, get motorvated for another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We kick off with the Canucks, who are in the midst of a season worst slump. What is ailing the team, and what are the fixes? Is it time to panic, or are the struggles all part of the process?

With football, the Seahawks have clinched a playoff spot, and once again hold the top spot in the NFC, but is it safe? We look at their win over Carolina, and ahead to the final two games of the regular season. Will it all come down to the final game against the 49ers? How will the AFC play out? Can the Bills top the Patriots for the division title? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Another week, another episode of Just A Bit Outside! The coaching carousel of the NHL continues, as more head coaches bit the dust this week. While some were performance related, one is shrouded in mystery. Are more revelations coming, and will more people lose jobs over it? What is the end result going to be?

The Canucks had a quiet week with only two games, with two different results. Should there be any panic with some recent trends? Is it right to criticize certain players for merely average performances? How are things in Utica? Is a roster crunch coming this season in Vancouver as a result?

We also go around the NFL, as the Seahawks had it handed to them by the Rams. Do they still have a shot at the division title? Can they overcome a key injury loss? What about the 49ers and another game of the year candidate? We look ahead to some great divisional matches coming up, as well as our best and worst in Garbage Time!

If anything, we try to be educational, since knowledge is power! Want to know what a Pink Whitney is? Stay tuned and find out. But before we get to that...

The ongoing saga of hockey coaches and the treatment of players goes on, with a local connection driving the story home. What to make of the allegations against Marc Crawford? Is this going to get worse before it gets better? Is hockey risking opening a Pandora's Box? We talk about the Canucks as well, who returned from a long road trip with a .500 record, which is both pretty and ugly. Having survived November, is the team poised to make some noise in December? Will being at home help get some momentum going?

Another big week in football, as the Seahawks took over the division lead. Both them and the 49ers have tough games ahead, so it may come down to their final game against each other. Are the Hawks a legitimate Superbowl contender? How about the Ravens? Is there any stopping them? We also discuss the BC Lions new head coach, and wonder if anything can be done to bring them back to relevancy. All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Are we on the cutting edge, or is it just a solid sports movie? The court of public opinion is a thumbs up to both, or so we think. Speaking of public opinion, we start the show with the allegations against one NHL coach, which seems to be bringing on more. Is this a 'Me Too' moment for hockey? What will the potential repercussions be?

With the Canucks, we discuss the current road trip and the results, as well as the Jacob Markstrom contract situation. Will he be around next year? Can the team afford to keep (or lose) him? What about Bo Horvat? Is there a cure for his offensive struggles? Will a return of some injured teammates help?

We also review the 107th Grey Cup, with a dominating win by Winnipeg. How does the future look for the CFL? With the season now over, who will the Lions hire as the head coach? We go around the NFL, with the Seahawks win in Philly, and look forward to the 49ers and Ravens next week. Will it be the game of the year? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

While we are a Vancouver sports podcast, every so often we venture beyond the pacific coast. We kick off this show with the firing of Mike Babcock by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Was it deserved? Was he the problem, or is it the lack of support players? One thing for sure is the drama will continue in Toronto.

Back home we check on the Canucks big road trip. It's been a rough stretch, but should we hit the panic button? What steps should be taken to learn from the challenges and get past them? Will an influx of fresh bodies help? At the cost of who?

With football, Grey Cup is upon us, as Winnipeg and Hamilton advanced to the big game. Which team will end their long championship drought? The Seahawks were on a bye week, but we go around the NFL and look forward to some big upcoming matchups. Is the playoff picture already set? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

What happens when two legends in their own minds talk about a comedic legend? You get another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We start this show with the topic everyone has an opinion on - the Don Cherry saga. Was he deservedly fired? What will be his legacy? What does it say about our country in general?

Of course we talk Canucks as well, as a recent three game slide brought the team back down to earth. What can be learned from the experience? Can the special teams keep clicking at their current rate? What are the challenges coming up the rest of the month?

How about some football? We discuss the epic Monday Night game with the Seahawks and 49ers and all the drama it presented. Which one of them will take the division title? We do a full NFL rundown, and also recap the CFL Semifinals. Can a western team be the east finalist for the Grey Cup? All this and more plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Are we climate activists? If you're talking about changing the sports climate in this town, then most definitely yes. We start off with a look back at the Canucks successful California road trip, including exercising some demons in a certain arena. What's been driving this hot start? Can the team sustain this success when faced with tough challenges? This will be a telling month.

The BC Lions season has ended, which means the changes have begun. Did the head coach deserve to be fired, or is he taking the brunt for the errors of others? The Seahawks managed to win again, although the question marks remain. Can they keep pace with the 49ers? They go head to head next game, and we may get answers from that. All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Can the effect of an individual impact the culture of a team or city? We like to think so, since Just A Bit Outside has been changing the culture here for 163 shows. In this case, we're talking about J.T. Miller and the Vancouver Canucks. How do you measure the impact he has had here in such a short time? What will the lasting positives be? We take a look at the past couple games, and how the season has progressed so far. Have their been any big negatives? Will the October momentum continue into November?

With football, we reflect on the Seahawks win. It wasn't pretty, and it wasn't dominant, but a win is a win. Should fans be concerned with how they played against a subpar opponent? Will they be able to keep pace with the 49ers? Can the 49ers and Patriots stay undefeated? How about the World Series? The road team has won every game, and mostly in convincing fashion. Did baseball need a good series to save the season? Can anything ruin it? Find out with us, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

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