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The Sports Anomaly is a comedic, sports video game podcast that features interviews, news-you-can-use, and reviews in a shambolic setting that will wow, ensorcel, mildly confuse and hilarify. Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga, author and co-writer of Madden NFL's award-winning LONGSHOT and LONGSHOT: Homecoming interactive movies.
 
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In the pantheon of retro video games, conversations around sports games are regarded as ELITE. There's no disputing this irrefutable fact. On a completely unrelated note, our latest epsiode IS a sports game: R.B.I. Baseball for the NES. So make sure to tune in and listen to us discuss the most compelling of all forms of video game entertainment. Th…
 
We're back! We never went anywhere but we are back! Episode 28 is, as they say in the biz, "in the can". Tune in and hear the LJN squad's thoughts on the original pack-in title for the Sega Genesis / MegaDrive in the United States and Europe. Also, hear about Mike's escapades in Cleveland at CCAG and much, much more.. As always, thank you for liste…
 
Our latest episode includes a very special in-studio guest, Jason (@kilgore_trout1 on Instagram). Jason is a Michigan native who was kind enough to come into the LJN studio to discuss one his favorite games of all-time: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. - And did we have a lot to talk about. We get into the story of the sequel to one of the best-sel…
 
Have you ever thought to yourself "I love the zombie killing and on-rails shooter experience of The House of the Dead series, but I have really poor aim"? Do you find yourself looking for a good way to practice your home row typing skills and have an insatiable urge to become more accurate and proficient at typing on a keyboard? If this sounds like…
 
The year is 1992 and you work for a marketing company. It's your job to help market and sell mediocre games from an average developer and publisher. A package arrives with a single Super Nintendo prototype. You have to ask your son what to do with it because your job is to sell games, not play them. He sets you up and you take a look at a pretty av…
 
Kung Fu* for the NES. According to Sashimi-Z, this is the "crown jewel of the black box NES games". Tune in to see if Jay, John, Mike, and Robby agree. Also, listen in to hear friend of the show and NES programmer extraordinaire clearvus drop in to discuss his pickups. It's a party every other week and you're all invited. If you have a prior engage…
 
So we FINALLY got back together to discuss another RIAA-certified banger.. R-Type. A horizontal shooter with (alleged) puzzle elements. We talk about the TurboGrafx-16 and Sega Master System versions of one of the grandaddies of horizontal shooters. We are joined by 8bitsupremacy and retrogameenthusiast to get their LJN Game Ratings, as well. Just …
 
Don't let the episode title fool you.. we don't talk about Dr. Chaos AT ALL. That being said, we are back! This time around, Jay and Mike are joined by two staples of the show, 8bitsupremacy and retrogameenthusiast. Robby and John sit down to talk with us about their weeks, what they've picked up, and the real topic of the show: Bad games and why w…
 
We were lucky enough to be joined by Matt O'Claire AKA Mattio1989 on Instagram for our latest episode. Mattio chose another certified banger: Michael Jackson's Moonwalker for Sega Genesis. We are also joined, as always, but 8bitsupremacy and retrogameenthusiast to get their LJN Game Rating. Tune in to hear the squad's thoughts on a game based on a …
 
The trade deadline has come and gone, and how do you ethically recreate disconnected games after you're at risk of losing ALL THOSE STATISTICS. Plus, we implement an all-new feature, and you can hear it happen live: The Wheel of Pain! Featuring Jeff "The Commish" Solomon (Dolphins), Pasta Padre (Washington Football Team) and Julian Zhu (Patriots).…
 
Long live the league! And chatter about it. Adrian Todd Zuniga hops in midway through to join Jeff "The Commish" Solomon, Brian "Paint Can" Holliday and Christian "The Ravens" InsertLastNameHere. In a league-first, we debut the Wheel of Pain with a live-spin and what fun it is! Plus, how have the Bears won 4 in a row? Why did the Falcons quit? Will…
 
Welcome back! These days, the term "certified banger" is thrown around a lot , but we think this episode's subject qualifies: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Jay and Mike are joined by Matt Mayse, co-host of the Matty Ice and Marky Mark podcast. Matt chose this game SO BACK OFF. Seriously, this a long episode and the…
 
A scintillating episode of the 4th String League, in which Adrian Todd Zuniga returns to blather with Jeff "The Commish" Solomon about a bunch of meaningless league drivel AND talk about how he just directed his first short film. Yes, he's exhausted, but stoked to talk through his first win of the season (1-5!) and so much more.…
 
Jay and Mike are lucky enough to be joined by Tyler Wilkin from the Collector's Quest podcast to get into Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom for the NES. Also, apologies in advance for Mike's voice.. it's a mess. Thank you for tuning in. Tell your friends about the show. If you don't have any friends, then tell your co-workers about it. And…
 
4thString is back! (Though because of some editing laziness there's NO GRINDING MUSIC TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE EPISODE — SADFACE EMOJI.) After a long offseason, Jeff "The Commish" Solomon, Brian "Tire Iron" Holliday and Julian Zhu rant about 4thString's new settings, draft catastrophes, and the exciting start to our new season.…
 
The boys from LJN are back with another certified banger: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. And that's not all! Tune in to hear random people who you may or may not be familiar with call in to the show to discuss one of the most revered arcade fighting games of all-time. That's right.. @RetroGameEnthusiast, @8bitsupremacy, and @mayse.matthew all call in li…
 
Mike and Jon talk with OSU Vice President and director of Athletics Scott Barnes days before the implosion of the Westside of Reser Stadium See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
 
In a yuletide classic, host Adrian Todd Zuniga (@atzuniga) is joined by Xmas film nerds galore: comedian Joey Devine (@joeydevine) and actor Sabrina Howells (@viestar) and director/actor Nathan Caywood (@nathancaywood) as they go five rounds +, picking their favorite films. Plus, a bonus "Draft Christmas" segment to boot. DO NOT MISS IT. And feel f…
 
The 4th String League (@4thSL) marches on — and this week, we've got Jeff "The Commish" Solomon, legendary sports gaming scribe Pasta Padre (@pastapadre), and Brian "The Wrench" Holliday to recap the goings-on, the scuttlebutt, the flim-flam and more! Also, don't hesitate to support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sportsanomaly.…
 
On a "very special episode" of the Sports Anomaly, host Adrian Todd Zuniga talks with Jeff "The Commish" Solomon and Brian "The Gilhoolie" Holliday as they dig deeeeeeeep into Madden 22, if EA believes it's a winner when it's not, the future prospects of the franchise, and so much more. A surprisingly thoughtful look at sports gaming's most importa…
 
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