The Sports Junkies
The Junkies are four buddies from PG County, MD, who blew up on the WJFK airwaves starting in the summer of 1996. John Auville (Cakes), Eric Bickel (EB), Jason Bishop (Lurch) and John-Paul Flaim (JP) started a cable access tv show in Bowie in 1995 and since then they’ve taken over the coveted morning drive slot on 106.7 The Fan!
Almost two year ago, Cakes told the funniest story he’s ever told, hilariously explaining to a live audience how he’d walked through the Borgata lobby in his boxers, because he’d gotten locked out of his hotel room. It’s all on video. Watch him tell it.
The Junkies were looking at footage of the Mike Tomlin-Jacoby Jones controversy from Thursday’s Steelers’Ravens game, and three of the Junks seriously defended Tomlin, and had like no doubt that he could NOT have intentionally impeded Jones.
This is an open letter to Eric Bickel of the Junkies, the real voice of the Redskins. We understand your decision to watch the games detached from emotion, but we need you back.
The Junkies were privileged to be joined in-studio by legendary texter/tweeter/Kevin McCarthy lookalike, Jon from Mechanicsville on Wednesday, and promptly forgot to let him talk for four straight hours.
Wednesday’s show brought the startling revelation that Cakes actually has not friends (well, like two, but one is Ram so it doesn’t count). But then Brooks Laich of the Caps rushed to his aid, declaring their friendship on 106.7 The Fan. It’s important.
The Redskins’ 27-6 loss to the 49ers nearly ends Washington’s playoff potential in 2013, and brought a sample of the circus that’s more than likely here to stay through the offseason, on the Junkies Tuesday morning on 106.7 The Fan.
Inspired by the nickname given to Mike Shanahan by Fred Smoot, the Junkies laid the ‘Red Lobster’ in his final resting place on 106.7 The Fan on Friday, recognizing that the current coaching regime for the Washington Redskins could be coming to it’s unfortunate demise.
J.P. Flaim delivered a somber, but beautiful rendition of ‘The Lobster’ during the funeral service for the ‘Red Lobster’ Friday. Jasmine Frazier, who performed the rousing chorus, deserves a special mention. Listen to it again, here.
Caps’ forward Brooks Laich, along with laying out the blueprint for strong, dynamic leadership, talked about the interaction players have with the referees in the NHL – which he said frequently get hostile – while on with the Junkies Wednesday morning.
Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals was asked to give comment on the perceived leadership struggle unfolding within the Redskins’ organization. Laich, a leader and alternate captain himself, gave the model response of what it takes to lead men.