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
Sept. 29: “If You’re Not Running When The Gun Goes, You’re Going To Lose The Race”
Sep 29, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
Sept. 29: “If You’re Not Running When The Gun Goes, You’re Going To Lose The Race”

Eric and Paul weigh in on the first COVID-19 outbreak in the NFL and how they will manage it. Blue Jays radio voice Mike Wilner talks about the decision by the Jays to start Matt Shoemaker in Game 1, why the playoffs are so different from the regular season and which Blue Jay could be the x-factor in this series. Former NBA player and coach Avery Johnson stops by to discuss how hard it has been on the two teams in the final, the pressure on players who haven’t been there before and LeBron James adding to his legacy.

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.

Sep 28, 2020
Sept. 28: “It’s A Bunch Of Unproven Elements That Proved Themselves”

Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press talks about the Heat’s journey to the final, the most important piece to the Heat’s puzzle and more. USA Today’s Nate Davis looks back on Week 3 in the NFL including the Bills' 3-0 start, how impressive the Patriots have been and the Bears’ decision to go forward with Nick Foles.

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.

Sep 25, 2020
Sept. 25: “They Don’t Care Who You Are”

Eric and Paul talk about why Major League Baseball needs to expand their playoffs. Sportsnet’s Joe Siddall discusses the adversity faced by the Jays, the importance of playoff games for this young group and the lineup creativity we might see from Charlie Montoyo. NFL Network analyst Marc Ross looks back on the Ryan Fitzpatrick’s start, the Bills' tough test against the Rams and Tom Brady’s early tenure in Tampa Bay.

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.

Sep 24, 2020
Sept. 24: “They’re Really A Team That’s Built Well For This Short Structure”

Eric and Paul talk about the anniversary of Ben Johnson’s historical 9.79 and what sports mulligan they would love to have. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne discusses the effect of the decision regarding Breonna Taylor’s case on NBA players, the Lakers coming off a loss to the Nuggets and the Miami Heat’s team play in these playoffs. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi stops by to chat about how good this Blue Jays team may be, why they might surprise in the playoffs and what the club can learn from their potential post-season experience.

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.

Sep 23, 2020
Sept. 23: “It Comes From The Top With Pat Riley”

Miami Heat radio play-by-play voice Mike Inglis chats with the guys about the culture with the Heat, Jimmy Butler’s unselfish mentality and why he’s such a great fit for the organisation. NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C Johnson discusses the hiring of Billy Donovan by the Bulls, why he fits and Chicago’s hiring search.

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.