Smith And Jones

Opinion, analysis and news on the Raptors, NBA and the biggest stories in sports with Eric Smith and Paul Jones.

Recent Episodes
Jan. 26: “He Had A Smile In His Eye, All The Time”
Jan 26, 2021
Jan 26, 2021
Jan. 26: “He Had A Smile In His Eye, All The Time”

Eric and Paul talk about Wayne Gretzky on his 60th birthday, and the one-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's death. Former Lakers play-by-play voice Joel Meyers talks about what made Bryant so special, what he meant to Joel and how the superstar evolved over the course of his career. Former NFL executive Andrew Brandt chats about how there will be a lack of movement of quarterbacks this off-season, the narrative of whether the Packers surrounded Aaron Rodgers with enough talent, and more.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 25, 2021
Jan. 25: “Greatness Is Polarizing”

Eric and Paul lament the Bills’ loss to the Chiefs and mistakes made in the Packers-Buccaneers game. Sportsnet’s Alvin Williams gives his take on if the NBA might consider using some of the schedule formatting from this year going forward, the hostilities that come with playing the same team back-to-back and OG Anunoby’s development.  The pair then discuss Tom Brady’s greatness, the Bills' play calling on fourth down and if the Chiefs are just too good for the Bucs.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 22, 2021
Jan. 22: “It Was An Incredible Show”

Eric and Paul reflect on the life of Hank Aaron after his passing. Buffalo Bills play-by-play voice John Murphy chats with the guys about what this edition of the team means to the younger portion of the fan base, why this Bills team is different than the one that played the Chiefs in Week 6 and if the lack of a run game could hurt them. Raptors analyst Leo Rautins reminisces about the 15th anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s 81-point game against the Raptors, how the Raptors were actually close in that game and the current group trying to bounce back against the Heat.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 21, 2021
Jan. 21: “I Don’t Think It’s Quite As Bad As It Looks”

Eric and Paul look forward to what should be a fun sports weekend. ESPN’s Tim Bontemps talks about the Raptors bad luck to start the season, how the Raptors should approach the rest of the season and if the NBA can push through their recent string of postponements. Former Bills running back Kenneth Davis reflects on his time with the Bills, playing a playoff game on the road and similarities between this Bills team and those that he went to the Super Bowl with.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 20, 2021
Jan. 20: “This Is The Guy They Wanted, This Is The Guy They Got”

Eric and Paul discuss the impact of the Blue Jays signing George Springer, expectations for this season and why they might not be done making moves. Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press joins the guys to talk about the struggles from the Heat early on, why it’s important to figure out who you are early this year and why great coaches are having trouble this season.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.