Fox & Fallon



We started in Boston as sports writers. We reunited in L.A. as sports legends. We brought our takes with us.


  • 22. Julian Edelman passes the baton, training camp and 2021 Patriots predictions feat. SI Maven's Mike D'Abate

    15/07/2021 Duración: 43min

    There's no better way to prepare for Patriots training camp than with an old school attack on the Patriot Way! Mike D'Abate of SI Maven and Locked on Patriots joins Tanya to discuss Julian Edelman's thoughts on the fun of winning, and to whom he will pass the leadership baton on offense (5:00). Then Mike shares a few of the more underrated and overlooked storylines for fans and media to watch out for once training camp kicks off, and Tanya makes a case for why Josh McDaniels is the guy to keep an eye on (18:50). Finally, Tanya and Mike play a game of This or That: 2021 Patriots Edition (30:35).

  • 21. The N'Keal Harry Paradox, what does Aaron Rodgers want (?), roasting anonymous Twitter opinions

    08/07/2021 Duración: 36min

    It's been a weird off-season for the Patriots with a QB battle for the first time since January of 2002, but this week the target of national scrutiny is maligned WR N'Keal Harry, who wants a trade from the only team that wanted to draft him in the first round, and Tanya explains why this is a lose-lose for everyone involved (5:09). Then it's a long overdue clapback at Aaron Rodger's eat, pray, love summer of sucking up to Tom Brady and rolling his eyes at the Packers (15:00), and finally a classic Tanya rant about American sports' fans contentious relationship with soccer and why anonymous people on Twitter don't get to have their opinions taken seriously (25:15). 

  • 20. A new Celtics era, Carl Nassib and coming out in sports, getting over your bad Patriots attitudes

    24/06/2021 Duración: 31min

    The Boston Celtics have entered their new era with the hiring of Ime Udoka (01:48), and it wouldn't be a major breaking story in 2021 without someone epically embarrassing themselves on Twitter (04:15). Then Tanya breaks down the importance of Carl Nassib as the first active NFL player to come out and what it's been like to watch the evolution of how the sports world dealt with the news (12:53). Finally, Tanya takes down the negativity and misinformation coming from Patriots media and explains why it's time to let go of Tom Brady and embrace the GOAT that's still in New England (22:44).   John Amaechi soundbite from the Twitter feed of the Dan Le Batard Show with StuGotz. Theme music: Quittin' Time by Patrick Lee

  • 19. Stop whining about analytics and sports nerds... feat. Bryan Kalbrosky of HoopsHype

    28/02/2021 Duración: 59min

    Yet another Twitter debate regarding analytics in the NBA was sparked late last week, culminating in the accusation that people who prefer the study of efficiency are nerds who are ruining sports fandom. So Tanya brought on Bryan Kalbrosky, writer  for HoopsHype and For The Win, to break down the disconnect between the highlight purists and the people paying closer attention to the numbers behind the curtain. (3:25) They also dispel some myths about exactly what analytics are (22:27) and debate whether NBA media is more beholden to the opinions of athletes than media covering other leagues (32:21). 

  • 18. Fox & Fallon REUNION Super Bowl LV Edition feat. Courtney Fallon

    09/02/2021 Duración: 53min

    Tanya reunited with friend and former co-host Courtney Fallon of the Bad Signal Podcast and The Game Day NFL to host a very special reunion episode of Fox & Fallon. After getting the audience reacquainted with their banter they kick things off by ranking on a scale of 1-10 just how much Patrick Mahomes was to blame for the Chiefs' meltdown on Sunday (07:00). Then it's on to the GOAT, and Tanya wonders whether a colleague at FS1 is over-correcting by giving Tom Brady too much credit for the Buccaneers championship season (18:21), and Courtney suggests that perhaps this is the final nail in the coffin for the bizarre brigade of delusional Tom Brady Haters (29:24). And of course there couldn't be a Fox & Fallon reunion without a ridiculous game to cap off the episode, so now that Tom Brady has 7 rings, Tanya and Courtney attempt to assign a week day to each one of his Super Bowl wins (36:51). 

  • 17. Your Brady > Belichick takes are trash and you're not going to get away with them

    24/12/2020 Duración: 25min

    It took until Week 15 when the Patriots were officially mathematically eliminated from the playoffs for the cowards to get up on their soap boxes and declare that we finally have proof that Bill Belichick can't do anything without Tom Brady. This podcast is dedicated to firing that lazy, bad faith, garbage fire take into the sun to burn for eternity (04:54). 

  • 16. Time to start talking asterisks on the NFL season, Tom Brady is broken, stuffing is the devil's bread

    26/11/2020 Duración: 30min

    It's the first THANKSGIVING episode of Almost Shameless, which is appropriate because almost shameless is how most of us feel about the amount of food we're about to consume. First up, it's asterisk szn!! Time to start being honest with ourselves about the realities of what COVID has done to affect the fairness of the game, and what it will mean for the eventual winners and losers this year (3:56). Then, we dive into the eeriness of Tom Brady's time with the Buccaneers so far -- what is going wrong and why does it feel like the GOAT isn't all there? (15:28). And of course, we couldn't close out this holiday episode without a scorching takedown of the most wretched of the Thanksgiving side dishes (24:55).

  • 15. NBA Draft preview with HoopsHype's Bryan Kalbrosky

    16/11/2020 Duración: 20min

    NBA draft analyst Bryan Kalbrosky of HoopsHype and USA Today SMG joins Tanya with some fun tidbits to help the casual NBA fan prepare for the 2020 NBA Draft. 

  • 14. Cam Newton out-Brady-ed Tom Brady, pro sports leagues REALLY want you to know they're losing money

    11/11/2020 Duración: 29min

    Before all the ranting, Tanya takes some time to reflect on and remember the lives and impact of Alex Trebek and Tommy Heinsohn, the media grandfathers that many of us shared and lost this week (01:22). Then it's back to sports, with an optimistic take on a wild Patriots win over the winless Jets and Cam Newton's success in the wake of Tom Brady's failure (8:04). Then, league commissioners and team owners can't stop reminding an economically suffering general public that COVID-19 is very inconvenient for their bottom line (19:15). And finally, a classic rant about the kind of person on Twitter that every media person hates but is too afraid to say it (22:00).

  • 13. Escaping the NFL for an NBA roundup with Bryan Kalbrosky of USA Today

    28/10/2020 Duración: 39min

    This week Tanya is detouring from the insanity of the NFL to chat with USA Today Sports Media Group NBA managing editor Bryan Kalbrosky about the league's plans for the final two months of 2020. They discuss the report that the NBA is looking to begin camp by Dec. 1st with the season starting before Christmas (5:49), and whether LeBron will be back on the court that soon (14:04). Bryan also give his diagnosis for the Celtics, and whether they need to make any major changes to succeed in 2021 (20:39), and they debate whether the Clippers are better off with Ty Lue and if Doc Rivers can really make a difference for the 76ers (32:00).

  • 12. COVID has threatened the parity in the AFC, the Patriots "system QB" myth is finally dead

    07/10/2020 Duración: 28min

    The Patriots lost a closer-than-the-score-would-have-you-believe contest against the Chiefs on Monday night, but the story actually began early in the weekend prior. Tanya breaks down Cam Newton's COVID timeline and the inconsistencies in how the NFL handled the Patriots game and the rescheduled Titans-Steelers game (03:47). Then it's on to the juicy stuff, and boy was it sour. Patriots fan (and a lot of hot take media) learned a hard lesson 20 years in the making on Monday night that began long before Cam Newton came to town. In short: the quarterback IS the system, and always has been (13:45). And finally, a re-run of Tanya's inaugural Trash Take Hall of Fame Induction -- because as bad as this take was before, it has only become more moldy and stinky in light of the Brian Hoyer/Jarrett Stidham disaster on Monday night (20:54). 

  • 11. Russell Wilson is the best player in the NFL, Patriots are better than everyone thought

    24/09/2020 Duración: 27min

    Russell Wilson is the MVP of the NFL and probably has been for longer than we've realized (4:00). Plus, the Patriots are the best team in the AFC East despite preseason expectations -- and their 1-1 record (10:50). And finally, re-assessing how we talk about athletes and their adversity during the pandemic (15:30).

  • 10. Long live Cam Newton and Tom Brady, debuting the Trash Take Hall of Fame

    16/09/2020 Duración: 33min

    Things come and go, especially in 2020... but the NFL remains. Week 1 has passed and many things happened that we expected, including Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs looking like Super Bowl contenders yet again (06:14). However not everything went according to the offseason script. Cam Newton and the Patriots surprised with their dominant if not always tidy win over the Dolphins, and Tanya has some thoughts about how it all went down - and the reactions to Newton's post-game skirmish (11:13). Then it's time to celebrate the annual Tom Brady Is Washed For Sure This Time: Buccaneers Edition! Is it possible that Brady and the Bucs lost a game they were supposed to lose?! We may never know (21:10). And finally, the debut of the Trash Take Hall of Fame. The inaugural inductee gets an unceremonious fleecing, as shall be the tradition henceforth (26:30).

  • 9. MLB's unwritten rules are pathetic, giving college kids a damn break, protecting the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry

    19/08/2020 Duración: 26min

    BASEBALL'S UNWRITTEN RULES HAVE GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME, FOLKS. Tanya breaks down exactly what happened between the Padres and Rangers to cause the latest BS meltdown over baseball players doing their jobs well, and why the unwritten rules are more than just antiquated ... they're a sign of resistance to diversity and social change. (3:30) Then it's on to college sports again, where it's time to address the hypocrisy of adults asking kids and young adults to self-police during a pandemic that none of us know how to handle. (14:46) And finally, an FYI for other baseball fans who try to wrangle their way into the sacred Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. (21:35)

  • 8. How *not* to handle COVID in sports, Brett Favre on kneeling in the NFL, Bucs fans need to chill

    12/08/2020 Duración: 30min

    Tanya is back and kicking things off loudly with a condemnation of one BIG10 football coach who is the perfect example of dealing with COVID-19 in sports the wrong way. Then she breaks down Brett Favre's comments regarding kneeling in the NFL, and the journey of learning to have difficult conversations with people who are approaching highly emotional topics with ignorance but also in good faith. Things lighten up a bit with a good old roasting of Bucs fans, and finally, Tanya returns with her rant of the week -- in defense of goalies. 

  • 7. Bill Belichick has nothing to prove to you people, ESPN editor Chris Armendariz joins for a quarantine TV roundup

    01/04/2020 Duración: 52min

    Almost Shameless is back at it now that everyone has settled into life in quarantine, and while there may be no sports happening at the moment, there is never a bad time to have a Bill Belichick, Tom Brady debate. Or is there? Tanya rips apart a rant by ESPN's Mike Greenberg, who believes the GOAT coach has to prove that he's still the GOAT without Brady. Then it's time to investigate what worked and what didn't with ESPN's 64-person bracket of All-Time College Basketball Players. Let's just say that it appears the kids have never heard of Lew Alcindor. And finally, Tanya welcomes fiance Chris Armendariz to the pod. He is a longtime ESPN video editor, but these days, their greatest mutual interest is binge-watching TV shows - and so they review everything they've watched start to finish since the start of quarantine. 

  • 6. Instant reaction - Tom Brady leaves the Patriots for the Bucs, more NFL free agency, coronavirus fallout

    17/03/2020 Duración: 25min

    We start out with a breakdown of the world in sports and at large as the United States comes to terms with the coronavirus outbreak, thanks in large part to Adam Silver and his leadership with the NBA (01:50). Tom Brady has officially left New England, it appears that everyone is sad about it and no one could do anything about it - and so Patriots Nation is left with a lot of questions and very few answers (08:52). Meanwhile, news broke that Brady plans to sign with the Buccaneers and Tanya reacts live (13:50). Plus, Bill O'Brien is still the worst GM in all of the NFL, much to the delight of the Arizona Cardinals, and Stefon Diggs just made the Bills potentially the best team in the AFC East (16:54).

  • 5. Tom Brady has broken the reporters, LeBron vs Giannis for MVP, we need to stop bad Instagram art

    05/03/2020 Duración: 33min

    Tanya opens things up in episode 5 with a loving, nerdy ode to voting before hitting on the big topic of the last 10 years -- WHAT THE F**K IS GOING ON WITH TOM BRADY AND WHY/HOW HAS HE BROKEN ALL THE REPORTERS?! (5:33). Then she breaks down the inherent flaws in choosing regular season NBA MVPs when legacies are created in the playoffs, and why what LeBron does this season will probably end up mattering more than what Giannis does (16:26). Finally, most definitely the weirdest rant to date. If you ever wanted to know how Tanya feels about sticking an earring on an ear of corn and calling it art -- today's your lucky day (25:15).

  • 4. The NFL scouting "lunch pail mentality" dilemma, Kobe & GiGi's memorial, bad waiters and waitresses

    26/02/2020 Duración: 24min

    This week Tanya got herself in a weird Twitter beef with the "lunch pail mentality" establishment, so she explains her issue with the use of the phrase in relation to NFL players - and specifically, the decidedly-not-blue-collar New England Patriots (3:14). Then she goes over what it was like to watch the public memorial service for Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant, and how their deaths have reshaped her interpretation of his legacy and his destiny (11:20). Finally, what is the right thing to do when your waiter is very bad at their job and the service sucks?

  • 3. Mid-Winter ROUND UP -- MLB Cheatfest 2020, Kobe's All-Star Game sendoff, AP's Athletes of the Decade

    19/02/2020 Duración: 39min

    It's mid February which means it's time for a ROUND UP of all the hottest stories so far this winter. We kick things off with Justin Turner and a whole host of baseball superstars getting very mad at their commissioner, so Tanya offers a little advice to the MLB (3:40). Then she breaks down what AP got right and wrong with their Male and Female Athletes of the Decade (12:30), rediscovers the joy of basketball thanks to 2020 NBA All-Star weekend (22:45) and gives the latest on the Tom Brady free agency saga that might never end (27:13). And finally... reality TV can be better, and here's how (31:12).

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