The Casual Friday Podcast
About the Show
A weekly podcast in which John Gennaro, Craig Elsten, and John Browner get together to talk about sports, politics, life and more.
Episode 112: What would it take for the Chargers to return to San Diego?
September 22nd, 2017
1 hr 2 mins
los angeles chargers, nfl, san diego padres, sdsu aztecs football
John G. and Craig explore the rumors swirling about the NFL owners potentially enticing the Spanos family to move the Chargers back to San Diego, talk about the positivity surrounding SDSU Aztecs football, and follow-up on the story about the Padres adding more protective netting at Petco Park.
Episode 111: CASUAL FRIDAY: Rams and Chargers fight for San Diego
September 8th, 2017
54 mins 17 secs
los angeles chargers, los angeles rams, nfl
The Casual Friday crew is back together to discuss San Diego's (lost?) love of the NFL, the Rams and Chargers fighting over the market, and how media has changed since teams started building their own media departments.
Episode 110: CASUAL FRIDAY: The Chargers aren't this dumb, are they?
August 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 secs
The guys get together to talk about the Chargers firing Bob Wick, Finding Darko, The Athletic and the rise of "paid media", and finally the newest political TV show.
Episode 109: CASUAL FRIDAY: How many Chargers fans are from San Diego?
August 11th, 2017 | 57 mins 25 secs
The Casual Friday guys get back together, with John G by phone, to talk about politics, sports, life and the usual stuff.
Episode casual-friday-san-diego-los-angeles: CASUAL FRIDAY: Why San Diego sports is the way it is
August 4th, 2017
1 hr 15 mins
colin kaepernick, los angeles, san diego
The Casual Friday crew tries (unsuccessfully) to keep politics out of it before talking about irresponsible dog owners, Los Angeles' sports scene vs. San Diego's, segregation in media coverage (and how it relates to Colin Kaepernick), and more.
Episode 108: The return of SoccerCity & the San Diego Chargers
July 24th, 2017
26 mins 29 secs
los angeles chargers, nba, soccercity
John Gennaro talks about enjoying the "Thanks for the Memories" event at Del Mar celebrating the former San Diego Chargers players, the SoccerCity project in Mission Valley coming back to life, and all of the exciting basketball that is currently going under the radar.
Episode 107: CASUAL FRIDAY: Money runs the world
July 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
The Casual Friday crew is back with a discussion about how money runs politics (and the media), racism in the McGregory-Mayweather press conferences, and a limit on bromances.
Episode 106: NBA Summer League is Amazing
July 13th, 2017
19 mins 22 secs
los angeles chargers, mlb, nba, nfl
John's back from the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with stories to tell, including one about terrible beer, opinions on the MLB All-Star Weekend and a very quick AFC West Preview.
Episode 105: Andy Green's shrinking reputation & NBA's trading season
July 3rd, 2017
18 mins 53 secs
los angeles dodgers, mlb, nba, san diego padres
John Gennaro talks about how San Diego Padres Manager Andy Green comes out looking terrible after his confrontation with Los Angeles Dodgers Dave Roberts, as well as how the NBA's free agency period has turned into trading season and why that's good news for the future of the league.
Episode 104: Trea Turner is better than Wil Myers
June 28th, 2017
28 mins 13 secs
chris paul, los angeles clippers, nba, san diego padres, trea turner, tyson ross, wil myers
John Gennaro opens with the story of Chris Paul leaving the Los Angeles Clippers with bitter feelings about Doc Rivers and Austin Rivers, compares Wil Myers and Nationals SS Trea Turner, and goes over some of the recent mistakes made by the San Diego Padres' front office.
Episode 103: Rizzo's "cheap shot" and the NBA's crazy offseason
June 20th, 2017
18 mins 55 secs
los angeles chargers, nba, san diego padres
John Gennaro talks about Anthony Rizzo's "cheap shot" (and why he doesn't think it was all that bad) on Austin Hedges, tries to keep up with the rumors flying around the NBA before the Draft, and explains why it's too early to believe in the Chargers.
Episode 102: How the Internet Changed Society for the Worse
June 16th, 2017
59 mins 16 secs
The Casual Friday crew talks about how the internet has changed society for the worse, how that affects the decisions of parents and future parents, and what can be done to try and turn things back around.
Episode 101: San Diego's lack of identity leads to the probable death of SoccerCity
June 13th, 2017
42 mins 59 secs
kevin durant, lebron james, mls, nba, san diego, san diego padres, soccercity
John Gennaro tackles SoccerCity's probably death at the hands of San Diego politics, why Kevin Durant has surpassed LeBron James as the best player in the NBA, and the hope of the San Diego Padres' first round draft pick.
Episode 100: CASUAL FRIDAY: "A legend in his own time."
June 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
The guys get together to talk about legends in their own time, the NBA Finals, ESPN's digital team taking a risk (and getting a big win), and James Comey's testimony.
Episode 99: SoccerCity didn't lose! SoccerCity won (with the Mayor's help)!
June 6th, 2017
23 mins 52 secs
los angeles chargers, nick hardwick, san diego chargers, soccercity
John Gennaro tackles the confusing situation following a City Council budget vote on Monday evening, Nick Hardwick's new/old employer (the Los Angeles Chargers), and what the Chargers leaving San Diego has done to small talk in the city.