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Paul M. Banks might be running for his life right now.

February 5th, 2017

Long story short: Paul M. Banks is not a fan of the new regime.


He let his feelings known all over social media last week.


Paul is now running for his life.


#MTBshow - 1/31/17 - Full Show

February 5th, 2017

In this episode, we:

1. Wonder if Paul M. Banks is being tailed by the government

2. Talk about the game. YOU KNOW THE GAME....

3. Tell you about some important prop bets

4. Try to figure out how Fox Sports got to be run as scummy as Fox News

5. Try to bring peace between LeBron and Sir Charles

6. Learn all we can about New England's latest flavor of the week, Chris Hogan


Cal “GameFace” Lee on the NBA

January 27th, 2017

It bears repeating because it cannot be said enough. If you don't listen to The Baseline NBA Podcast, you are not actually a sports fan and should turn in your card.

Cal "GameFace" Lee joins us for an hour to talk about the continuing saga of the New York Knicks. DRose going AWOL and the Carmelo/Phil drama probably could fill a full hour by itself. We also cozy up with Giannis Antetokounmpo because DAMN, HE'S GOOD. Have you seen the Greek Freak? Do yourself a favor and watch a Bucks game. They're getting a lot of NBA TV love because of Giannis.

Chris Paul is hurt, so we usher in the Austin Rivers era of Clippers basketball. It will be highlighted by, once again, not winning an NBA championship. That window has been nailed shut, painted over, and covered in bricks.

Do the Cavs need to be worried right now? Probably. Also, James Harden is a legit MVP, Russell Westbrook is going to average a triple-double for the season, and the Geto Boys deserve a lot more credit than what they get.



#MTBShow - January 10, 2017 - Full Show

January 16th, 2017

HOLY CRAP! WE’RE BACK! In our first official show in 2017, we…

  1. Try to put Clemson/Alabama II in perspective.
  2. Mourn the loss of our friend, Paul M. Banks. He’s not dead. He just got stuck on the Kennedy on the night of Obama’s farewell address in a snow storm. God speed, friend.
  3. Wonder aloud why Sonny Dykes got fired at Cal and why it was handled so poorly.
  4. Discuss the finer points of smart-home companions like the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
  5. Make our picks for the NFL divisional round.
  6. Make the plea for the Peter Francis Geraci Infotapes Bowl to become a real thing in Chicago.
  7. Find out that Peter Francis Geraci is making a horrible social media marketing error.
  8. Revisit our prediction that three alphas on the Chicago Bulls wouldn’t work, especially for Rajon Rondo.
  9. Try to figure out how the Knicks and Derrick Rose can co-exist.
  10. Try to figure out how the Knicks are run so poorly, yet the Rangers are run so well, even though the same idiot owns them.

#MTB - December 13, 2016 - Full Show

December 18th, 2016

This week, we ask the following questions:

1. Dodgeball? That's what it'll take to get people to watch the Pro Bowl?

2. Is the NFL ready to take a stand on spectator safety?

3. Lane Kiffin's career arc is going in reverse, isn't it?


Allie Fontana joins us for strategy in your fantasy playoffs. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.


#MTB - December 6, 2016 - Full Show

December 9th, 2016

Craig tells us why there was no show last week while telling us about his Middle Ages-era strep throat cure. At the same time, Max sees a new segment coming to the show.

The White Sox fire sale is on! Chris Sale is gone, traded to Boston for top prospects. We analyze all of the Hot Stove action with Ian Casselberry from The Comeback. We also talk about the new Transformers movie trailer. We're wondering what the hell is going on there.

John Haynsworth checks in from Austin to talk about the College Football Playoff and some of the bowl games. Yes, only some. We don't care about the Boca Raton Bowl. Sorry. Also, Texas now has Tom Herman.

Allie Fontana sets you up for your fantasy football playoffs. We also mention Pepper Johnson.


#MTB - November 22, 2016 - Full Show

November 26th, 2016

We may get on Notre Dame's case a little bit. Some have even said we have "an anti-Irish agenda." In fact, on this very program, we're not really happy with the court decision that their police department doesn't have to release any information regarding its cases troubling.

Even with all that and what we think of Brian Kelly and how he runs a program and throws his players under the bus, we think the vacation of wins is petty. Notre Dame was proactive regarding this academic scandal and is getting hit with no wins for 2012 and 2013. Meantime, the University of North Carolina scandal continues to go unpunished. Huh?

We break down the NCAA sanctions and also preview this weekend's game against USC with Todd Burlage.

Speaking of ineptitude in college football, Charlie Strong is getting done wrong by Texas. We dial collect to Austin to speak with our buddy John Haynsworth about what's next for the Longhorns.

We wrap up the show with the lovely Allie Fontana telling us what we should do about replacing A.J. Green in our lineup. That one hurts.


Todd Burlage gets FEISTY… again. With good reason.

October 14th, 2016

Our man Todd Burlage breaks down the crazy weather from the NC State game. Was there a state that handled an emergency worse?

Then, he started talking about the game and Brian Kelly's arrogance and how he throws his guys under the bus. As always, a feisty Todd Burlage is fun to listen to, as well as 100% correct.

#MTB - October 11, 2016 - Full Show

October 13th, 2016

We won't lie. We kind of (totally) buried the Cubs early on this one. We admit it. If only we had known then that Jim Harbaugh drank milk with his steak!! Anyway, Ian Casselberry talked MLB playoffs with us, as well as cord-cutting and Luke Cage. SPOILER: Ian likes Luke Cage.

Todd Burlage has a question for Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly: Where do you get your sense of arrogance from, because it certainly isn't from winning anything noteworthy? He's fiery this week as we recap the Irish-NC State game.

Allie Fontana helped Craig and Max get through the pain of cutting Martellus Bennett from their WOJM fantasy football team. She's got Thrillers and Killers and the Waiver Wire for you, too.

#MTB - October 4, 2016 - Full Show

October 7th, 2016

We start off with a real positive note: only 31 days until the election! Max then brings everybody down with this note: 32 days until they start figuring out who's in the next election. Yaaaaaay, TV news!

We talk Tom Brady's return from Ballghazi and what a hell his life has been. (That's SARCASM, ladies and sirs.) Also, David Blatt says that it wasn't his championship, but he'll gladly accept the ring.

Ian Casselberry from Awful Announcing and The Comeback talks MLB playoffs with us. We talk Tim Tebow because... the narrative demands it?? We also come together to help the Star Trek movie franchise not suck. Our suggestions might cause a nerd's head to cave in. Or, they'll just go about their day.

Todd Burlage helps us preview what should be a soggy Notre Dame/NC State matchup.

Allie Fontana has your Thrillers and Killers and who you should pick up on the waiver wire!