Formidable Opponents

Formidable Opponents

Funny and intense arguments about what is "the best" in the world of movies, music, sports and everything pop culture from three guys who have known each other our whole lives. A formatted head to head (to head) to settle the score, once and for all on everything ranging from best one-hit wonder to best sports scandal. Formidable Opponents covers a wide array of interesting topics and breaks them down in a round table discussion as each of us defends and debates our individual takes on the topics we all love to hilariously argue about. formidableopponents@gmail.comTwitter: @FOpponents Instagram formidable_opponentsFacebook: Formidable Opponents Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents read less

Best Stone Temple Pilots Song
01-11-2022
Best Stone Temple Pilots Song
Stone Temple Pilots is a band we've always been fascinated by.  Their consistency, catalog and talent help to carry the rock scene when grunge was fading out and rock was left trying to find an identity.  STP had their ups and downs as a band but they hold a special place in our hearts for the memories, albums and the great live shows we got to witness.  Join us this week as we peel back the layers on a group that was more than a grunge band, a criminally underrated collection of talented artists that we still love to listen to to this day.   STP belongs in Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame!  Listen to this week's episode of Formidable Opponents to find out why. Reach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/Support the showSupport the showReach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Merchandisehttps://formidableopponents.creator-spring.com/Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/
Best Halloween Song
18-10-2022
Best Halloween Song
We all know that there are certain songs we can only tolerate for a season  (If you listen to Mariah's "All I Want for Christmas" outside it's requisite November-December confines, well, first of, why?  Secondly,  maybe don't).  Halloween is also a big music themed holiday.  We may not directly connect many of these tunes to Halloween but they've grown to perfectly match the spirit of the holiday.  Most deliberately, some inadvertently, which makes this such a fascinating music topic due to the listener's interpretation of what makes for a good Halloween song.   Here at Formidable Opponents, we wrap up our Halloween themed episodes by talking music, and horror.  Join us this week as we debate, "Best Halloween Song."Reach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/Support the showReach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Merchandisehttps://formidableopponents.creator-spring.com/Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/
Best Horror Movie Scene
11-10-2022
Best Horror Movie Scene
This week on Formidable Opponents, we are joined by Jenna and Danielle from the Did Not Need to Know Podcast, as they shift gears a bit to talk about something a little less gory and unbelievable.  It's that time of year and you know we have to talk horror movies, more specifically those scenes that were the most memorable.  So whether your weapon of choice is an ax, chainsaw, a flamethrower or a creepy ass doll, you're in the right place for what will be a very fun and entertaining discussion.  Bust out your best paper sailboats for this week Formidable Opponents along with Did Not Need to Know discuss Best Horror Movie Scene!  Reach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/Support the showReach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Merchandisehttps://formidableopponents.creator-spring.com/Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/
Top 10 Rock Bands - Part II
27-09-2022
Top 10 Rock Bands - Part II
On part one of our two part series, "Top 10 Rock Bands," we had the opportunity to talk about what made us fans of the genre, all whilst touching upon our different tastes and musical preferences.  On this episode, you'll get the same insight, disagreement, comedy and debate as Formidable Opponents lists our top 5 rock bands of all-time, as compared to "Watch Mojo's" Top 10 Rock Bands list.   It wasn't easy to name who ultimately came out on top but we'd love to hear your opinions of our lists and hear you what you think about our selections!  If you haven't yet, check out part I.  So, join us as this week we answer the question of which bands made these ever-important (To us) top 5 lists.  Listen and find out!  Spoiler alert, "Goatwhore"  was not to be found on anyone's list.Reach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/Support the showReach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Merchandisehttps://formidableopponents.creator-spring.com/Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/
Top 10 Rock Bands - Part I
20-09-2022
Top 10 Rock Bands - Part I
We're back after a short hiatus and back to talking about rock music.  It's a genre we've covered with our greatest rock songs of each decade episodes and it now culminates into a two part series where we each list our top ten rock bands.  For this episode, we're covering bands 10-6, so join us on this episode of  Formidable Opponents for a fun and nostalgic conversation about all things rock as we compare each of our lists to "Watch Mojo's" top ten rock bands list.   Also, don't forget to subscribe and tune in next week for bands 5-1! Reach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/Support the showReach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Merchandisehttps://formidableopponents.creator-spring.com/Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/
Best 90s Dance Song
02-09-2022
Best 90s Dance Song
The 90s dance craze bought us some of the most memorable music of the time.  Wedged between over-sized flannel and Raiders Starter  jackets, the spandex singlet wearing contingency of 90s lore emerged as a popular genre.  Although there weren't many who admitted to enjoying the pulse pounding bass, the operatic and over-the-top choruses replete with the obligatory inexplicable rap interlude, many of us actually enjoyed (maybe not publicly) this unique, often times lampooned genre.  What we can admit through it's campy cacophony is that we enjoyed every minute of reminiscing about it.  This week on Formidable Opponents, we discuss and debate "Best 90s Dance Song."    Reach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/Sponsored by Athletic Greenshttps://www.athleticgreens.comUse custom check out code (“EMERGING”)Support the showReach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Merchandisehttps://formidableopponents.creator-spring.com/Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/
Best Feel Good Song
23-08-2022
Best Feel Good Song
This week on Formidable Opponents nobody is going to "break-a" our strides, for we will build this thing together, standing strong together, nothing's gonna stop us now,  (not even an absent guest).  This week we're in a great mood as we debate, "Best Feel Good Song."  What's not to feel good about?  We're thankful for you the listener, the opportunity to joke about our opinions and most importantly, we're thankful for our sponsor Athletic Greens (link below).  We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we ALL enjoyed repeatedly listening to Cher this week. Reach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/ Sponsored by Athletic Greenshttps://www.athleticgreens.comUse custom check out code (“EMERGING”)Support the showReach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Merchandisehttps://formidableopponents.creator-spring.com/Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/
Best Video Game Franchise
09-08-2022
Best Video Game Franchise
This week on Formidable Opponents, we revisit the video game franchises that have given us and continue to give us some of our most memorable moments.  Like a proper sequel, we've learned a lot since our last foray into this topic.  We sound better, we know what we're doing (sorta) and we've introduced a new character.  Our buddy Danny G. joins us to share his insight and recollections of the franchises we've stayed loyal too and some that haven't stood the test of time.   This week, Formidable Opponents cover and debate, "Best Video Game Franchise."   Try not to blow on any cartridges.Reach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/opensea.io/collection/mysweetskull/Sponsored by Athletic Greenshttps://www.athleticgreens.comUse custom check out code (“EMERGING”)Support the showReach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Merchandisehttps://formidableopponents.creator-spring.com/Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/
Best Song By An Actor
02-08-2022
Best Song By An Actor
On this episode of Formidable Opponents, we explore that next crucial step in an actors career.  No, we're not talking about winning the Academy Award.  We are talking about those actors that took a leap into faith and decided to pursue a side hustle as singers.  Look, they can't all be like Jack Wagner ("All I Need" was a criminally underrated attempt) but that doesn't stop movie stars from believing that they could do just about anything.   Flanked by yes-men, producers hungry to make a buck and their *ahem* physicians, anybody could have the backing and courage to cut a single.  This week we our joined by our buddy Manny as we dive into many of these long forgotten attempts.  Some of which we actually enjoyed!   Reach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/opensea.io/collection/mysweetskull/Sponsored by Athletic Greenshttps://www.athleticgreens.comUse custom check out code (“EMERGING”)Support the showSupport the showReach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Merchandisehttps://formidableopponents.creator-spring.com/Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/
Best Metallica Song
20-07-2022
Best Metallica Song
Metallica is synonymous with many things.  Metal, success, screwing up our burned CD compilations after upending Napster (sometimes you just want to follow up “The Unforgiven” with “Purple Rain,” while you eat your feelings).  We’ll get into that but more importantly, we’re paying homage to a band that influenced our musical tastes, provided us with countless memories and paved the way for many bands to evolve, thrive and not be categorized by a genre or label.  Through their influence, their sound and their history, we will discuss the music and the stories of one of rock’s influential bands.  This week on Formidable Opponents we debate, “Best Metallica Song.”  Oooooooh, Yeah-heh!Reach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/opensea.io/collection/mysweetskull/Sponsored by Athletic Greenshttps://www.athleticgreens.comUse custom check out code (“EMERGING”)Support the showReach out to us and follow us:formidableopponents@gmail.com (Contact us)https://formidableopponents.buzzsprout.com/ (Website)@Fopponents (Twitter)formidable_opponents (Instagram)FormidableOpponents (Facebook)@formidableopponents (Tik Tok)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/foropponents (Show us some love)Merchandisehttps://formidableopponents.creator-spring.com/Cover art by Creative Little Pillhttps://www.instagram.com/creativelittlepill/https://creative-little-pill.creator-spring.com/