JSC Radio Ep. 46: Hard Headed


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s up everybody. The push to Episode 50 continues after last week’s well-received episode. This week, the People’s Podcast talks about a new study on CTE that yielded astounding results and further showed that football has a ticking time bomb in its midst.

Plus: Kyrie Irving is sick of being in LeBron’s shadow, and Lucky Whitehead got fired on his day off.

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudApple PodcastsStitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

A New Episode drops every week — usually on Thursday or Friday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 46: Hard Headed

JSC Radio Ep. 42: East Bay Seasoning


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  Hey Now! What’s good, People! The People’s Podcast is back this week and we’re talking all things NBA Finals, including the Warriors’ complete and thorough de-pantsing of the Cavaliers as they regained the World’s Championship.

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudiTunesStitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

Going forward, expect there to be an update every week when a new show drops — usually, but not always — every (other) Thursday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 42: East Bay Seasoning

Updates: JSC’s New Look, JSC Radio Season 2, Episode 38, and Moving Forward!


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s Up y’all! So, ummm, if you’ve noticed, a few things have changed around here at the good ol’ Mothership. The #JSCBlog has become JayScottSmith.com, for starters. It’s been years in the making getting this blog to become an actual site and over the course of the next few weeks, you’re going to see all of the changes. JSC Radio has become much more of a THING since I last posted here back in September. The People’s Podcast still doesn’t have a set genre, which is by design. I’ve taken to calling it a lifestyle podcast. It’s a podcast that uses sports as a backdrop for everyday life. In the Last few months, the show has expanded from SoundcloudiTunes and Stitcher Radio to adding Google Play to the network! Also, as you’ve seen on the JSC Radio page, we’re now up to 38 full episodes, with the most recent dropping last night. Going forward, expect there to be an update every week when a new show drops — usually, but not always — every Thursday. The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

Head over to the JSC Radio page to catch up on Episodes 18-37 including where I interviewed a rising star at ESPN, talked to a dynamic young woman who is changing the way we look at Feminism, managed to apologize — then un-apologized — to the Detroit Lions, talked about Ric Flair’s greatest hour, and we passed a milestone one-year anniversary that also talked about WrestleMania and so much more. There’s also the detail of This Week’s show, where I get serious about mental health, Steve Stephens, and Aaron Hernandez.

Continue reading Updates: JSC’s New Look, JSC Radio Season 2, Episode 38, and Moving Forward!

#TBT on #JSC (May 9, 2013): Hero Worship


Believe It or Not… ♣

DETROIT (JSC) — Greetings, people. It’s once again time for another edition of #TBTonJSC. This week, we’re talking heroes. In the couple of days that have passed since Charles Ramsey became the most hilarious hero this side of Darkwing Duck, I got to thinking about what this week’s #TBT would feature and it immediately hit me. Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m a child of the 1980s (Not to be confused with being an 80s Baby — I was born in 1979). One of the best things about having grown up in the 1980s were the TV shows. In many cases, the shows had some of the greatest theme songs ever. Often the theme would be better than the show. Whether it was Diff’rent Strokes, The A-Team, Knight RiderMagnum P.I., Dallas, The Thundercats, or one of the numerous variations of The Cosby Show, TV came very strong. The TV of the 80s is why I think today’s television stinks. One 1980s show, however, had arguably the best theme ever: The Greatest American Hero. The actual name of the song is Believe It or Not. It got as high as #2 on the Billboard charts in 1981. It was legit. I was much too young to have seen much of the show’s original 1981 to 1983 run. I was just 4 years old when it was cancelled. In terms of the show itself, truthfully, it was straight basura on wheat toast. The premise of it was that this English teacher is visited by aliens and given a suit that gave him weird super powers. Unfortunately, he loses the instruction manual (!!!) and has to figure out how the damn thing worked for himself. The fact that show lasted two years, in my opinion, was that kick-ass theme song. Anyone who is over the age of 30 already knows how that song starts. Welp, in honor of Charles Ramsey, this week’s #TBTonJSC is the first of what will be many great TV theme songs from the 1980s. Let’s Go. Continue reading #TBT on #JSC (May 9, 2013): Hero Worship

Charles In Charge: The Birth of the New People’s Champ


And then a Hero Comes Along…♠

“I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway. DEEEEAD GIVEAWAY!” — Charles Ramsey.

DETROIT (JSC) — In this internet crazy age, things go viral faster than Chicken Pox in a pre-school. It is virtually impossible during a given day to avoid the latest internet pablum that spreads like wildfire. Whether it’s a stray #hashtag on Twitter, to an innocuous trending topic, to one of a multitude of ridiculously hilarious memes on Facebook & Instagram, to some ridiculous YouTube video trend that gets way out of control (see: Shake, Harlem), you couldn’t avoid this crap if you tried. Some of the most notorious are the man-on-the-street TV interviews that eventually find their way onto YouTube. I think we all know someone who uncorks the obnoxiously overplayed “Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat!” from last year’s Tennessee internet “superstar” Sweet Brown. Others remember Antoine Dodson, 2011’s internet champ, getting everywhere with the “Hide Yo’ Kids. Hide Yo’ Wife” and managing to parlay it into such things as free tickets to a UFC Event at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Every so often, however, some absolute Gold falls from the heavens. Something that is the perfect combination of topical, unbelievable, and brimming with soundbytes. That’s where Charles Ramsey comes in. This dude’s startling act of heroism yesterday in Cleveland — and the subsequent interview for the ages — has made him an unexpected superstar and proved that regardless of who you are or how you look, you can still be a true champion. Let’s Go.

Continue reading Charles In Charge: The Birth of the New People’s Champ