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 83: Clayton Richard might be the Padres' unicorn
April 6th, 2017
22 mins 3 secs
clayton richard, mls, nfl, oakland raiders, san diego padres, soccercity
John Gennaro talks about Clayton Richard's impressive performance against the Dodgers and what it means for the Padres' front office, explains why he hates the story about the Raiders potentially getting evicted from Oakland, and is encouraged that San Diego will have a chance to vote on SoccerCity (but knows there's a competing proposal on the way).
Episode 82: San Diego has lost LT to L.A.
April 4th, 2017
24 mins 28 secs
ladainian tomlinson, los angeles chargers, mlb, san diego padres
John Gennaro talks about understanding the San Diego Padres' tanking plans after a opening day loss, explains how San Diego has lost LaDainian Tomlinson to Los Angeles (and why it's okay), and talks about his instincts before Gonzaga's championship game loss to North Carolina.
Episode 81: MLB Opening Day & Padres Season Preview
April 3rd, 2017
33 mins 7 secs
lpga, mlb, new york yankees, san diego padres
On the unofficial MLB Opening Day, baseball junkie Steven Woods joins John Gennaro from bed to talk about why the record doesn't matter for the San Diego Padres, why baseball is the best, why MLB Managers should wear the team uniform, and what he's expecting/hoping from the New York Yankees this year. After Woodsy leaves, John tackles a weird story coming out the LPGA.
Episode 80: SDSU's problem with Major League Soccer
March 29th, 2017
26 mins 25 secs
mls, san diego, san diego state aztecs, soccercity, usmnt
John Gennaro explains what he believes San Diego State's issue is with Major League Soccer and the SoccerCity plan is, details a fun night at Fox Sports Grill for USA/Panama, and talks through Jeff Dotseth's recent criticisms.
Episode 79: The NFL's Relocation Problem
March 28th, 2017
20 mins 6 secs
las vegas raiders, nba playoffs, nfl, oakland raiders, san diego, san diego padres
After allowing the Rams to move to Los Angeles, the Chargers to move to Los Angeles, and the Raiders to move to Las Vegas, it is more evident than ever that the NFL has a huge problem on its hands for the future of its stadiums.
Episode 78: Baseball, Bush, Beer and Broads (with Steven Woods!)
March 24th, 2017
1 hr 26 secs
matt bush, mlb, san diego padres, texas rangers, world baseball classic
Steven Woods joins John Gennaro to talk about hurt feelings at the World Baseball Classic, the (possible) redemption of Rangers Pitcher (and former San Diego Padres draft pick) Matt Bush, drinking too much beer, and the oversensitivity of our modern culture.
Episode 77: Make Baseball Fun Again
March 23rd, 2017
24 mins 59 secs
mlb, san diego padres, san diego state, soccercity, world baseball classic
John Gennaro returns from a week of illness to talk about the World Baseball Classic, SoccerCity vs. San Diego State, and why you can never trust the media.
Episode 76: Kicking off the NCAA Tournament!
March 16th, 2017
20 mins 4 secs
jabari blash, san diego padres, sdsu aztecs
John Gennaro talks about the first day of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, San Diego State Athletics, and incredible come-from-behind win for USA at Petco Park last night, and his own anxiety about moving.
Episode 75: Steven Woods: Life, Baseball, and Justus for All
March 15th, 2017
55 mins 56 secs
los angeles chargers, mlb, new york yankees, san diego, san diego padres, world baseball classic
Steven Woods joins John Gennaro in studio to talk about life, the World Baseball Classic, rebuilding an MLB franchise, his opinion of the Designated Hitter rule, stupid Chargers players attacking San Diego fans on social media, and more.
Episode 74: The arguments against SoccerCity are illogical
March 13th, 2017
1 hr 5 mins
mls, san diego, san diego gulls, san diego padres, soccercity, spring training
John Gennaro responds to two recent articles against the SoccerCity SD plan to bring Major League Soccer to San Diego before welcoming Craig Elsten to the show to talk about San Diego Padres spring training stats, a San Diego Gulls playoff push, and Craig's favorite movie of the year.
Episode 73: CASUAL FRIDAY: SoccerCity is the Right Plan for San Diego
March 10th, 2017
mls, nba, nfl, russell westbrook, san diego, soccercity
Craig Elsten and John Browner join John Gennaro for another episode of the Casual Friday Podcast, where the guys talk about their favorite TV news programs, why the SoccerCity plan for Mission Valley is significantly better than Doug Manchester's plan, who the NBA league MVP should be, and personal grooming habits.
Episode 72: Crazy cab rides in Tijuana
March 9th, 2017
25 mins 59 secs
los angeles chargers, nfl, san diego gulls, sdsu aztecs, tijuana xolos
John Gennaro recaps his wild trip to Tijuana to see the Xolos plays against Club America before celebrating a big night for the Aztecs and Gulls, and recapping the first few hours of free agency for the Los Angeles Chargers.
Episode 71: Kevin Faulconer controls the future of MLS in San Diego
March 7th, 2017
31 mins 28 secs
las vegas raiders, los angeles chargers, mls, nfl, sdsu aztecs
John Gennaro explains how the Mayor of San Diego will control the fate of Major League Soccer in San Diego before discussing the Las Vegas Raiders finding their stadium funding and the Los Angeles Chargers making some big roster cuts.
Episode 70: LaDainian Tomlinson is not your hero
February 28th, 2017
26 mins 11 secs
austin hedges, ladainian tomlinson, los angeles chargers, san diego padres, spring training
John Gennaro talks about the report of LaDainian Tomlinson accepting a front office position with the Los Angeles Chargers, explains the purpose of the media (and the purpose of podcasts), and tells you who the hottest San Diego Padres player in Peoria is.
Episode 69: San Diego is amped for Major League Soccer
February 27th, 2017
19 mins 37 secs
daytona 500, mls, nba, san diego padres, sdsu aztecs
John Gennaro talks about the San Diego Padres' first two games of Spring Training (and how little they matter), the Oscars Best Picture flub, the NBA being the King of February, an upcoming Major League Soccer event for San Diego to rally at, and more.