Illegal Formation



John and Chris talk about sports, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, and maybe if you're really good even the MLB. Having a unique slant as an economist and a law graduate, this podcast will provide predictions and analysis on all your favorite teams.


  • The End of Regulation

    01/01/2018 Duración: 01h12min

    Apologies for the late upload, the holidays and technology escaped us.  We talk the picks for Week 17, eSports, and surprising success for some other NY sports.  Happy New Year Everyone!

  • McaDon't

    11/12/2017 Duración: 01h21min

    In this episode, it's bowlarama! The guys predict every last bowl game. Also we wish a fond farewell to Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese

  • The Long Road Home

    03/12/2017 Duración: 48min

    Did you miss us? We missed you!  Chris is extremely jet lagged after returning from Japan. I do not think he knows what time zone, location, etc. he is in at the recording of the episode, but he is alive and present.... somewhat.  John has found solace is in football season with early season success in basketball.  Join us for Week 13 picks and playoff picture projections.

  • 2017 Week 5

    10/10/2017 Duración: 01h33min

    This week, John forgot to put up last week's podcast so you get two! We talk about the baseball playoffs, Jets Joy, and Giants sadness

  • 2017 Week 3 Special - Anthony Ianni

    24/09/2017 Duración: 33min

    This week, Chris was busy with his Sister's wedding, so instead we have a previously recorded interview with Anthony Ianni of Autism Speaks! You can find more information about Autism Speaks at the link: Also check out the relentless tour:

  • 2017 Week 2 Special - Sean James

    14/09/2017 Duración: 52min

    This week, John was in for a dental procedure during our recording day, so instead we have a previously recorded interview with Sean James of Athlete Ally! You can find more information about Athlete Ally at the link:

  • Illegal Formation Week 1 2017

    09/09/2017 Duración: 01h03min

    The boys are back! We talk about season over/under, make week 1 predictions, and as always, get mad at the NFL for some dumb thing they went and did.

  • Champions of Skill or Scripted Entertainment

    15/04/2017 Duración: 58min

    We briefly discuss the Final Four and the NCAA Championship.  Sorry Zags!   Then, we dive in with an interview with Brian Tuohy, author of the books The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR, Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing, and the FBI, Disaster Government: National Emergencies, Continuity of Government and You, A Season in the Abyss: Sports Gambling Vs. the NFL's Integrity, and many contributions to Vice Sports and Bleacher Report. Two books, mentioned in the pod, that inspired his writing are: - Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football - by Dan Moldea - They Call It A Game - by Bernie Parrish   After this interview, we want to leave you dear listeners with one thought: Pro Wrestling is honest in its existence as scripted entertainment and can pull in as much or more audience share per show than other major sports, so would the other major sports have anything to lose if they pulled back the curtain revealing whether or not they were

  • Final Four: The Long One

    31/03/2017 Duración: 01h15min

    John has a case of March Sadness after Kentucky loses, so Chris let him talk just a ton about Wrestlemania. Also there was basketball, baseball, gushing about the Fast and Furious series, and a bit of football news.

  • Xavier Is Going To Give You a Win!

    24/03/2017 Duración: 53min

    Chris goes Crazy for Xavier. Debate the proper billing of the Jericho. Ranger's Lord Stanley Strategery.  All that & more of this week's Illegal Defense!

  • Illegal Defense 2017: Spoilers: VCU Loses

    17/03/2017 Duración: 01h05min

    In this episode, John forgets to put the podcast up on time, gets 2 upsets right and one upset incredibly wrong. Chris is less wrong.

  • Surprise!!

    12/02/2017 Duración: 33min

    John and Chris wrap up the 2016 season by talking about the greatest super bowl in history, the greatest coach/qb in history, and the opposite of the greatest owner in history.


    02/02/2017 Duración: 52min

    IT'S SUPER BOWL LONG ISLAND!!!!!! ... ... ... wait, the LI does not mean Long Island?  ... ... It means 51? Oh darn! Well we chat this week about the game, our picks, all of the exotic bets that surround the Super Bowl this year.  Hopefully it will be a sign that the best of you will be picking smartly.  You can win HUGE, bigly!  This is not an alternative fact, that is for sure!   We are going to make it after all!  


    21/01/2017 Duración: 55min

    The boys are back after a week long siesta. They discuss the NFL Playoffs so far, Championship week, and John Gruden coming out of the bullpen.

  • Raw Doggin' It

    07/01/2017 Duración: 58min

    Chris and John go wild on this episode of the Illegal Formation Podcast. So Wild, that it's totally uncut and unedited!

  • Is There Podracing in Rogue One?

    30/12/2016 Duración: 01h03min

    As 2016 comes to a close, we get a visit to the studio by our good friend and resident expert Ryan.  Be amazed as he lays down the knowledge regarding his picks, along with ours, for the last week of the regular season.  With three people on the show, do we go off the rails? Tune in to find out!


    16/12/2016 Duración: 45min

    The Giants win the Cadillac and the Coffee for closing, The Jets close and all they got was a lousy set of steak knives, and Jeff Fisher came in third place and won "You're Fired".


    11/12/2016 Duración: 01h13min

    The episode you've all been waiting for returns. Much like the Simpson's Treehouse of Horror   BOWLARAMAMANIA MADNESS RETUNS!   The real winners of the bowl games is Middle Tennessee because they have spent consecutive years in both Bahamas and Hawaii.  Talk about school sponsored vacations! We chat Week 14 NFL games and predictions for each of the Bowl Games!

  • Week 13: After All

    02/12/2016 Duración: 01h10min

    John and Chris are back at it again! They talk about Ohio State creating sadness, sports owners, and of course, predict the week 13 lines.

  • Week 11 - Don't Stop Believin

    19/11/2016 Duración: 43min

    At long last the boys are back in town! This week Chris and John talk about Week 11 NFL Lines, Attempt to talk about hockey advanced stats, and put the podcast up really late in the week!

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