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NPDS - Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in cha

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MLB Post All-Star Break preview! EVERYTHING you need to know about the Athletics development plans & the Rays new stadium (Episode 1092)

Today’s word of the day is ‘PAB’ as in Post All-Star Break as in 2nd part of MLB season as in playoff race as in trade deadline as World Series. Let’s take a look at what interests me. The AL East, the AL West, NL Wild Card, Paul Skenes! TRADE DEADLINE! (15:08) NPPOD. (17:15) Let’s break down everything that happened during the Las Vegas Stadium Authority got the Athletics plans. The development plans were made public so here we are. (36:55) Review: Faye. (38:45) Let’s discuss the Rays new ballpark. It’s not in Nashville. It’s not in Montreal. They are staying in St. Pete. Congrats to the Rays! (45:02) Last night was the RNC. Reports are out that Biden could drop out before the DNC. What is happening with the political climate in this country? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB Post All-Star Break preview! EVERYTHING you need to know about the Athletics development plans & the Rays new stadium (Episode 1092)

Today’s word of the day is ‘PAB’ as in Post All-Star Break as in 2nd part of MLB season as in playoff race as in trade deadline as World Series. Let’s take a look at what interests me. The AL East, the AL West, NL Wild Card, Paul Skenes! TRADE DEADLINE! (15:08) NPPOD. (17:15) Let’s break down everything that happened during the Las Vegas Stadium Authority got the Athletics plans. The development plans were made public so here we are. (36:55) Review: Faye. (38:45) Let’s discuss the Rays new ballpark. It’s not in Nashville. It’s not in Montreal. They are staying in St. Pete. Congrats to the Rays! (45:02) Last night was the RNC. Reports are out that Biden could drop out before the DNC. What is happening with the political climate in this country? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:47

19 Jul 24

WNBA getting $2.2 BILLION in new TV deal! MLB Deal or No Deal: Will Jazz, Skubal, or Mason Miller get traded? (Episode 1091)

Today’s word of the day is ‘value’ as in what is the value as in WNBA as in media right as in $2.2 billion as in NBA value. Let’s discuss what the WNBA is getting from the NBA and beyond. What are the players going to do? What are the networks going to do? What are the leagues going to do? (15:50) Angel City FC is now under new management. Willow Bay and Bob Iger takeover. What does the valuation mean for the league? (23:50) The MLB All-Star Game was a ratings success again. Rob Manfred had more to say from the ASG. What did he have to say? Olympics and gambling. (36:08) Review: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. (39:30) Let’s get to some MLB trade talk. Deadline is 2 weeks away and we have some candidates. What should these teams do? (48:07) Caleb Williams was trying to do something the NFL had never seen with his rookie deal. He wanted clauses in his contract that were hilarious, and immediately turned down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

WNBA getting $2.2 BILLION in new TV deal! MLB Deal or No Deal: Will Jazz, Skubal, or Mason Miller get traded? (Episode 1091)

Today’s word of the day is ‘value’ as in what is the value as in WNBA as in media right as in $2.2 billion as in NBA value. Let’s discuss what the WNBA is getting from the NBA and beyond. What are the players going to do? What are the networks going to do? What are the leagues going to do? (15:50) Angel City FC is now under new management. Willow Bay and Bob Iger takeover. What does the valuation mean for the league? (23:50) The MLB All-Star Game was a ratings success again. Rob Manfred had more to say from the ASG. What did he have to say? Olympics and gambling. (36:08) Review: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. (39:30) Let’s get to some MLB trade talk. Deadline is 2 weeks away and we have some candidates. What should these teams do? (48:07) Caleb Williams was trying to do something the NFL had never seen with his rookie deal. He wanted clauses in his contract that were hilarious, and immediately turned down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:41

18 Jul 24

MLB All-Star Game Takeaways: Every pitcher throws GAS!; Rob Manfred talks about future of baseball; NBA v. James Dolan (Episode 1090)

Today’s word of the day is ‘hey now’ as in hey now you’re an All-Star as in the MLB All-Star Game as in American League as in Ohtani as in throwing gas. (18:10) Rob Manfred spoke at All-Star weekend. What did he have to say? The future of baseball - robot umps, jerseys, streaming. (35:28) Review: Dancer in the Dark. (40:03) We have an update on the Athletics. John Fisher has spoken. And he made me LAUGH! (46:08) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Looks like James Dolan is back to fighting with the NBA again. This time it’s over the new NBA TV deal. Why is he so mad? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB All-Star Game Takeaways: Every pitcher throws GAS!; Rob Manfred talks about future of baseball; NBA v. James Dolan (Episode 1090)

Today’s word of the day is ‘hey now’ as in hey now you’re an All-Star as in the MLB All-Star Game as in American League as in Ohtani as in throwing gas. (18:10) Rob Manfred spoke at All-Star weekend. What did he have to say? The future of baseball - robot umps, jerseys, streaming. (35:28) Review: Dancer in the Dark. (40:03) We have an update on the Athletics. John Fisher has spoken. And he made me LAUGH! (46:08) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Looks like James Dolan is back to fighting with the NBA again. This time it’s over the new NBA TV deal. Why is he so mad? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:59

17 Jul 24

Home Run Derby: Did you like the new rules?; All-Star Game preview! Trump and Republicans have named the VP candidate (Episode 1089)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dinger’ as in home run derby as in Teoscar Hernandez as in long ball as in dong shot as in Bobby Witt Jr. How did you feel about it? Did you like the new rules? (13:30) Are you ready for the All-Star Game? It’s time! Paul Skenes. 105 MPH! I’m ready! (27:00) Let’s talk about the pre-all-star-break baseball. Payroll Payroll Payroll! (33:01) Review: Cyndi Lauper. (35:00) Donald Trump has picked his VP. The Republican’s are going with J.D. Vance. Who is he? What does this selection mean? (44:01) More and more Copa America madness. The president of the Colombian Soccer Federation was arrested! What!? How did that happen? This story is becoming more and more and more embarrassing!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Home Run Derby: Did you like the new rules?; All-Star Game preview! Trump and Republicans have named the VP candidate (Episode 1089)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dinger’ as in home run derby as in Teoscar Hernandez as in long ball as in dong shot as in Bobby Witt Jr. How did you feel about it? Did you like the new rules? (13:30) Are you ready for the All-Star Game? It’s time! Paul Skenes. 105 MPH! I’m ready! (27:00) Let’s talk about the pre-all-star-break baseball. Payroll Payroll Payroll! (33:01) Review: Cyndi Lauper. (35:00) Donald Trump has picked his VP. The Republican’s are going with J.D. Vance. Who is he? What does this selection mean? (44:01) More and more Copa America madness. The president of the Colombian Soccer Federation was arrested! What!? How did that happen? This story is becoming more and more and more embarrassing!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:21

16 Jul 24

Disgraceful: Former President Donald Trump shot at during rally; Copa America MADNESS as Colombia and Argentina fans rush gates (Episode 1088)

Today’s word of the day is ‘scenario’ as in what a weekend as in Trump shot as in CONMEBOL madness as in Wimbledon as in MLB Draft as in so much crazy took place. Some way more disgraceful than others. Former President Donal Trump was on the campaign trail and was shot at. One spectator was killed. The lone gunman was killed. What a disgraceful time we are in. (17:25) What happened in Miami for the Argentina v. Colombia game should never have happened. People storming the gates. Fans fighting. People crawling through air ducts! People without tickets forcing themselves in. Sad. (34:25) Review: Me. (36:25) NPPOD. (37:01) Home Run Derby is tonight! Who ya got!? (43:00) Jalen Brunson signed his new deal with the Knicks. Took a major, major discount for “roster flexibility” wow…. (49:33) Let’s wrap up the show with some things we couldn’t get to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Disgraceful: Former President Donald Trump shot at during rally; Copa America MADNESS as Colombia and Argentina fans rush gates (Episode 1088)

Today’s word of the day is ‘scenario’ as in what a weekend as in Trump shot as in CONMEBOL madness as in Wimbledon as in MLB Draft as in so much crazy took place. Some way more disgraceful than others. Former President Donal Trump was on the campaign trail and was shot at. One spectator was killed. The lone gunman was killed. What a disgraceful time we are in. (17:25) What happened in Miami for the Argentina v. Colombia game should never have happened. People storming the gates. Fans fighting. People crawling through air ducts! People without tickets forcing themselves in. Sad. (34:25) Review: Me. (36:25) NPPOD. (37:01) Home Run Derby is tonight! Who ya got!? (43:00) Jalen Brunson signed his new deal with the Knicks. Took a major, major discount for “roster flexibility” wow…. (49:33) Let’s wrap up the show with some things we couldn’t get to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:25

15 Jul 24

Paul Skenes pulled from no-hitter! Did Pirates make right call!?; MLB Draft and trade talk!; Can TNT match Amazon for NBA rights? (Episode 1087)

Charity Lunch Link: https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/auction-pitch-lunch-with-david-samson-host-of-nothing-2990401 Today’s word of the day is ‘no-no’ as in no hitter as in Paul Skenes as in Pirates as in Brewers as in ace. Paul Skenes was pulled from a no-hitter through 7 innings yesterday. Pirates manager Derek Shelton had quite the BS to tell us about why he was pulled. (11:05) We are 2 days away from the MLB draft. Trade talks are heating up. The Astros want to make a trade badly it looks like. Now they’re in striking distance from the Mariners and the Wild Card. (25:16) NPPOD. (32:23) Review: The Bikeriders. (36:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about TNT trying to match an Amazon package to keep NBA rights. Hmmm. (47:15) What is the latest with the Athletics? Have you seen the weather in Las Vegas and Sacramento? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Paul Skenes pulled from no-hitter! Did Pirates make right call!?; MLB Draft and trade talk!; Can TNT match Amazon for NBA rights? (Episode 1087)

Charity Lunch Link: https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/auction-pitch-lunch-with-david-samson-host-of-nothing-2990401 Today’s word of the day is ‘no-no’ as in no hitter as in Paul Skenes as in Pirates as in Brewers as in ace. Paul Skenes was pulled from a no-hitter through 7 innings yesterday. Pirates manager Derek Shelton had quite the BS to tell us about why he was pulled. (11:05) We are 2 days away from the MLB draft. Trade talks are heating up. The Astros want to make a trade badly it looks like. Now they’re in striking distance from the Mariners and the Wild Card. (25:16) NPPOD. (32:23) Review: The Bikeriders. (36:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about TNT trying to match an Amazon package to keep NBA rights. Hmmm. (47:15) What is the latest with the Athletics? Have you seen the weather in Las Vegas and Sacramento? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:46

12 Jul 24

Uruguay v. Colombia turns ugly with players fighting fans in stands! Jaylen Brown calls out Nike! NBA new $76 BILLION deal! (Episode 1086)

Today’s word of the day is ‘malice’ as in Malice at Tepper’s Palace as in Copa America as in Uruguay as in Colombia. Colombia wins the semifinals match and then a HUGE brawl takes place. How does this happen? Why did this happen? (11:00) Kawhi Leonard has dropped out of Team USA. Why? Injury. Just 3 days ago he said he was healthy. He was replace by Derrick White, and Jaylen Brown is not happy! (20:15) The NBA is finalizing a $76 billion media rights deal. Oh my lanta. NBC. ESPN. Amazon. Games everyday. Streaming. TV. Everywhere. (33:48) Review: Captain Fantastic. (37:20) Jontay Porter is going to go to jail. Banned from the NBA for gambling scandal. Now jail. (44:25) Wander Franco has been moved to the restricted list. No more pay for him. (47:40) Bobby Miller was optioned to AAA. The Dodgers have no pitching and that wasn’t even enough to keep Miller up. (49:15) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Uruguay v. Colombia turns ugly with players fighting fans in stands! Jaylen Brown calls out Nike! NBA new $76 BILLION deal! (Episode 1086)

Today’s word of the day is ‘malice’ as in Malice at Tepper’s Palace as in Copa America as in Uruguay as in Colombia. Colombia wins the semifinals match and then a HUGE brawl takes place. How does this happen? Why did this happen? (11:00) Kawhi Leonard has dropped out of Team USA. Why? Injury. Just 3 days ago he said he was healthy. He was replace by Derrick White, and Jaylen Brown is not happy! (20:15) The NBA is finalizing a $76 billion media rights deal. Oh my lanta. NBC. ESPN. Amazon. Games everyday. Streaming. TV. Everywhere. (33:48) Review: Captain Fantastic. (37:20) Jontay Porter is going to go to jail. Banned from the NBA for gambling scandal. Now jail. (44:25) Wander Franco has been moved to the restricted list. No more pay for him. (47:40) Bobby Miller was optioned to AAA. The Dodgers have no pitching and that wasn’t even enough to keep Miller up. (49:15) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:54

11 Jul 24

Wander Franco charged in Dominican Republic; Cashman in stands to watch Yankees lose; Dodgers star-studded IL grows (Episode 1085)

Today’s word of the day is ‘charged’ as in Wander Franco as in the Tampa Bay Rays. Franco’s career is over. Charged I the Dominican Republic with crimes against a minor. Horrible. Disgusting. See ya. (6:40) The Yankees just keep losing. Worst team in MLB right now. How did they fall so far? (11:33) The Dodgers injured list is All-Star caliber. It’s unreal. Almost the entire rotation is on it. (15:20) Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy cannot be serious. I mean… what in the world was that. (30:20) Review: I Am Celine Dion. (33:31) NPPOD. (36:12) What are the Pittsburgh Pirates going to do? Publicly the owner says he’ll spend. Privately he told staff he won’t spend. Hmm. (46:31) A 16-year old star. Lamine Yamal. What a story for Spain.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Wander Franco charged in Dominican Republic; Cashman in stands to watch Yankees lose; Dodgers star-studded IL grows (Episode 1085)

Today’s word of the day is ‘charged’ as in Wander Franco as in the Tampa Bay Rays. Franco’s career is over. Charged I the Dominican Republic with crimes against a minor. Horrible. Disgusting. See ya. (6:40) The Yankees just keep losing. Worst team in MLB right now. How did they fall so far? (11:33) The Dodgers injured list is All-Star caliber. It’s unreal. Almost the entire rotation is on it. (15:20) Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy cannot be serious. I mean… what in the world was that. (30:20) Review: I Am Celine Dion. (33:31) NPPOD. (36:12) What are the Pittsburgh Pirates going to do? Publicly the owner says he’ll spend. Privately he told staff he won’t spend. Hmm. (46:31) A 16-year old star. Lamine Yamal. What a story for Spain.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:37

10 Jul 24

Paul George felt 'disrespected' by Clippers offer! Jalen Brunson has MAJOR decision to make! Are NBA dynasties done like Curry says? (Episode 1084)

Today’s word of the day is ‘disrespected’ as in Paul George as in Clippers as in 76ers as in NBA. Was Paul George right to feel that way? The NBA contracts are out of control because of the TV money. George was offered $30 million a year! That’s disrespect? (7:00) Jalen Brunson has a huge decision to make Friday. Will he sign an extension or wait? If he signs Friday it’s one number. If he waits till Summer 2025 it’s a way bigger number! (16:00) Are dynasties done in the NBA? Steph Curry seems to think so. (23:00) Will Joel Embiid win a ring? Can his new Big 3 do it? (25:45) NPPOD. (32:45) Review: Top 5 Musicals. (37:33) The Dallas Stars have a new streaming plan. No more Ballys. Now a free service? (44:15) What is happening with Paramount and Skydance? What does the merger mean? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Paul George felt 'disrespected' by Clippers offer! Jalen Brunson has MAJOR decision to make! Are NBA dynasties done like Curry says? (Episode 1084)

Today’s word of the day is ‘disrespected’ as in Paul George as in Clippers as in 76ers as in NBA. Was Paul George right to feel that way? The NBA contracts are out of control because of the TV money. George was offered $30 million a year! That’s disrespect? (7:00) Jalen Brunson has a huge decision to make Friday. Will he sign an extension or wait? If he signs Friday it’s one number. If he waits till Summer 2025 it’s a way bigger number! (16:00) Are dynasties done in the NBA? Steph Curry seems to think so. (23:00) Will Joel Embiid win a ring? Can his new Big 3 do it? (25:45) NPPOD. (32:45) Review: Top 5 Musicals. (37:33) The Dallas Stars have a new streaming plan. No more Ballys. Now a free service? (44:15) What is happening with Paramount and Skydance? What does the merger mean? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:40

9 Jul 24

MLB All-Star youth movement! Will the Yankees ever win a series again!? NBA should investigate Lakers, but they won't! (Episode 1083)

Today’s word of the day is ‘19 yutes’ as in MLB as in All-Star Game as in young players as in Elly as in Skenes as in Witt. Youth takeover has come for the All-Star Game. Is this good for baseball? What about snubs? What about hosting the game but not having a bunch of players? (9:50) The Yankees are bad. Very very bad. What is happening with them? Is Aaron Boone safe? Is Brian Cashman going to make moves? Are they going to win a series again? (18:20) Cubs RP Colton Brewer is now on the 60-day IL. Not bad. Injuries happen. But breaking your hand punching a dugout wall? VERY bad! (24:00) Mike Trout is still hurt. Mike Trout hasn’t played on the Fourth of July since 2019. Mike Trout is always hurt. (27:50) Jose Miranda set a record for batting. It’s so impressive we have to mention it. (34:25) Review: Beverly Hills Cop: AxelF. (37:35) Lakers, Lakers, Lakers! LeBron, LeBron, LeBron! Bronny, Bronny, Bronny! (45:00) NPPOD. (47:10) Let’s discuss what’s going on with the NWSL. Angel City FC for sale? A new Disney movie? What about what’s happening in San Diego? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB All-Star youth movement! Will the Yankees ever win a series again!? NBA should investigate Lakers, but they won't! (Episode 1083)

Today’s word of the day is ‘19 yutes’ as in MLB as in All-Star Game as in young players as in Elly as in Skenes as in Witt. Youth takeover has come for the All-Star Game. Is this good for baseball? What about snubs? What about hosting the game but not having a bunch of players? (9:50) The Yankees are bad. Very very bad. What is happening with them? Is Aaron Boone safe? Is Brian Cashman going to make moves? Are they going to win a series again? (18:20) Cubs RP Colton Brewer is now on the 60-day IL. Not bad. Injuries happen. But breaking your hand punching a dugout wall? VERY bad! (24:00) Mike Trout is still hurt. Mike Trout hasn’t played on the Fourth of July since 2019. Mike Trout is always hurt. (27:50) Jose Miranda set a record for batting. It’s so impressive we have to mention it. (34:25) Review: Beverly Hills Cop: AxelF. (37:35) Lakers, Lakers, Lakers! LeBron, LeBron, LeBron! Bronny, Bronny, Bronny! (45:00) NPPOD. (47:10) Let’s discuss what’s going on with the NWSL. Angel City FC for sale? A new Disney movie? What about what’s happening in San Diego? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:43

8 Jul 24

Nothing Personal Tour Live: A Night in Chicago (7/1/24)

Welcome to the Nothing Personal Tour! Let's talk Chicago sports! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nothing Personal Tour Live: A Night in Chicago (7/1/24)

Welcome to the Nothing Personal Tour! Let's talk Chicago sports! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

01:41:01

5 Jul 24

Family! Bronny James introduced by Lakers, LeBron signs new deal with Lakers! Marlins DFA Tim Anderson as team continues to lose money (Episode 1082)

Today’s word of the day is ‘family matters’ as in family as in the Winslow family as in the Lakers family as in the James family. The Lakers introduced Bronny James with JJ Redick and Rob Plink. Just some unreal quotes. (11:20) The James family isn’t the only Laker family in the news. Klay Thompson’s dad was not happy with him. Mychal Thompson wanted his son to be a Laker. (17:10) Tim Anderson was DFA’d by the Marlins. The Marlins continue to pay players to not be there. (30:15) NPPOD. (34:30) Review: Furiousa. (38:00) Let me explain what’s happening with the Detroit Tigers broadcaster Craig Monroe. It’s not good. (46:00) The Florida Panthers have a new TV deal. Goodbye, Bally. Hello, Scripps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Family! Bronny James introduced by Lakers, LeBron signs new deal with Lakers! Marlins DFA Tim Anderson as team continues to lose money (Episode 1082)

Today’s word of the day is ‘family matters’ as in family as in the Winslow family as in the Lakers family as in the James family. The Lakers introduced Bronny James with JJ Redick and Rob Plink. Just some unreal quotes. (11:20) The James family isn’t the only Laker family in the news. Klay Thompson’s dad was not happy with him. Mychal Thompson wanted his son to be a Laker. (17:10) Tim Anderson was DFA’d by the Marlins. The Marlins continue to pay players to not be there. (30:15) NPPOD. (34:30) Review: Furiousa. (38:00) Let me explain what’s happening with the Detroit Tigers broadcaster Craig Monroe. It’s not good. (46:00) The Florida Panthers have a new TV deal. Goodbye, Bally. Hello, Scripps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52:19

3 Jul 24

Boston Celtics announce the team is for sale! Warriors Dynasty is officially over! NHL made a very worrisome announcement yesterday (Episode 1081)

Today’s word of the day is ‘another step’ as in step transaction as in sale as in the Boston Celtics are for sale. Another team. Another couple billion. Why are the Celtics owners selling now? On the same day that Jayson Tatum signs a historic deal? (12:35) Klay Thompson is no longer on the Warriors. It’s over. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. 4 rings. 6 Finals. Countless 3-pointers. What else is happening in free agency? Are the Thunder that good now? What is the Lakers plan? (28:01) Review: The Bear Season 3. (32:35) NPPOD. (35:00) Let’s talk about All Star voting and the Boston Red Sox. (42:35) We have an update to everything that went down with the Blackhawks and Kyle Beach from a few years ago. The NHL announced 3 execs are allowed back in the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Boston Celtics announce the team is for sale! Warriors Dynasty is officially over! NHL made a very worrisome announcement yesterday (Episode 1081)

Today’s word of the day is ‘another step’ as in step transaction as in sale as in the Boston Celtics are for sale. Another team. Another couple billion. Why are the Celtics owners selling now? On the same day that Jayson Tatum signs a historic deal? (12:35) Klay Thompson is no longer on the Warriors. It’s over. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. 4 rings. 6 Finals. Countless 3-pointers. What else is happening in free agency? Are the Thunder that good now? What is the Lakers plan? (28:01) Review: The Bear Season 3. (32:35) NPPOD. (35:00) Let’s talk about All Star voting and the Boston Red Sox. (42:35) We have an update to everything that went down with the Blackhawks and Kyle Beach from a few years ago. The NHL announced 3 execs are allowed back in the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:43

2 Jul 24

Paul George joins Joel Embiid & Tyrese Maxey on Sixers! MLB June in Review and July Predictions! MLB changes HR Derby rules! (Episode 1080)

Today’s word of the day is ‘mayhem’ as in Monday Mayhem as in NBA Free Agency as in Paul George is now a 76er! The Clippers went for it and failed. 5 years. 0 rings. 0 Finals appearances. The PG and Kawhi Leonard partnership was for naught. (9:52) LeBron James opts out of his deal with the Lakers. Why? What else happened? Chris Paul is out of Golden State. (16:30) It’s time for the MLB June recap! What did I get right? What did I get wrong? (20:20) What will I predict in July? (26:20) Let’s talk top storylines from June. It’s Paul Skenes world. (36:20) Review: Ezra. (39:20) There was a big problem in Milwaukee this past weekend. An escalator malfunction at American Family Field led to 11 people getting injured. (45:50) NPPOD. (46:50) We have new rules for the Home Run Derby. Another change — will it work? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Paul George joins Joel Embiid & Tyrese Maxey on Sixers! MLB June in Review and July Predictions! MLB changes HR Derby rules! (Episode 1080)

Today’s word of the day is ‘mayhem’ as in Monday Mayhem as in NBA Free Agency as in Paul George is now a 76er! The Clippers went for it and failed. 5 years. 0 rings. 0 Finals appearances. The PG and Kawhi Leonard partnership was for naught. (9:52) LeBron James opts out of his deal with the Lakers. Why? What else happened? Chris Paul is out of Golden State. (16:30) It’s time for the MLB June recap! What did I get right? What did I get wrong? (20:20) What will I predict in July? (26:20) Let’s talk top storylines from June. It’s Paul Skenes world. (36:20) Review: Ezra. (39:20) There was a big problem in Milwaukee this past weekend. An escalator malfunction at American Family Field led to 11 people getting injured. (45:50) NPPOD. (46:50) We have new rules for the Home Run Derby. Another change — will it work? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:42

1 Jul 24

WHAT A JOKE BIDEN AND TRUMP WERE LAST NIGHT! LeBron and Bronny united in Laker Land! NFL Sunday Ticket case could cost league BIG! (Episode 1079)

Today’s word of the day is ‘king’s court’ as in LeBron James as in King James as in Prince James as in Bronny James. The Lakers did it. The Lakers drafted Bronny James with the 55th pick of the NBA Draft. Historic moment. (11:30) A jury has ruled against the NFL in its antitrust Sunday Ticket case. This could cost the NFL $14 billion. This could have a major impact on fans, on the league, on players. Let’s discuss what this all means. (24:25) Did you watch the presidential debate last night? The horror show that was Biden and Trump. (39:16) NPPOD. (42:10) Bryce Harper might be in some injury trouble. Hamstrings are bad. (45:20) Will Shohei Ohtani be in the home run derby? Are the Dodgers going to protect him? Does he need the protection? (50:10) How much is Stephen A. Smith worth? He wants big money. He wants to be everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

WHAT A JOKE BIDEN AND TRUMP WERE LAST NIGHT! LeBron and Bronny united in Laker Land! NFL Sunday Ticket case could cost league BIG! (Episode 1079)

Today’s word of the day is ‘king’s court’ as in LeBron James as in King James as in Prince James as in Bronny James. The Lakers did it. The Lakers drafted Bronny James with the 55th pick of the NBA Draft. Historic moment. (11:30) A jury has ruled against the NFL in its antitrust Sunday Ticket case. This could cost the NFL $14 billion. This could have a major impact on fans, on the league, on players. Let’s discuss what this all means. (24:25) Did you watch the presidential debate last night? The horror show that was Biden and Trump. (39:16) NPPOD. (42:10) Bryce Harper might be in some injury trouble. Hamstrings are bad. (45:20) Will Shohei Ohtani be in the home run derby? Are the Dodgers going to protect him? Does he need the protection? (50:10) How much is Stephen A. Smith worth? He wants big money. He wants to be everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:54

28 Jun 24

France has taken over the NBA draft! Where was Bronny?; Texas Rangers learn firsthand why it's so hard to repeat! (Episode 1078)

Today’s word of the day is ‘drafty’ as in the NBA Draft as in France as in the takeover as in first round. Wemby took over the draft and the league last year from France. Now this year, we have 3 top 6 picks that are all Frenchmen. We also had some big announcements about the Heat and the Suns. The Heat signed Bam to a big deal, but reportedly Jimmy Butler won’t sign. Suns owner Mat Ishbia said Kevin Durant is a Sun and will be a Sun. (14:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Texas Rangers and why it’s so hard for teams to repeat as champions. (23:35) NPPOD. (33:10) Review: Singles. (36:41) Alex Morgan was left off the Women’s National soccer team. Why? Is this a Caitlin Clark situation? (42:20) What is going on in Arizona? We have the Diamondbacks trying to get stadium funding. Get ready! (47:20) Let’s talk about ticket brokers and why this is so important.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

France has taken over the NBA draft! Where was Bronny?; Texas Rangers learn firsthand why it's so hard to repeat! (Episode 1078)

Today’s word of the day is ‘drafty’ as in the NBA Draft as in France as in the takeover as in first round. Wemby took over the draft and the league last year from France. Now this year, we have 3 top 6 picks that are all Frenchmen. We also had some big announcements about the Heat and the Suns. The Heat signed Bam to a big deal, but reportedly Jimmy Butler won’t sign. Suns owner Mat Ishbia said Kevin Durant is a Sun and will be a Sun. (14:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Texas Rangers and why it’s so hard for teams to repeat as champions. (23:35) NPPOD. (33:10) Review: Singles. (36:41) Alex Morgan was left off the Women’s National soccer team. Why? Is this a Caitlin Clark situation? (42:20) What is going on in Arizona? We have the Diamondbacks trying to get stadium funding. Get ready! (47:20) Let’s talk about ticket brokers and why this is so important.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:34

27 Jun 24

American League Wildness: Contenders keep losing, will Vladdy Jr be traded?; The Nova Knicks?; Nomination for A** of the year (Episode 1077)

Today’s word of the day is ‘Junior Circuit’ as in the American League as in baseball as in trades as in contenders as in the Yankees as in the Orioles as in the Mariners. What’s going on in the American League and what will contenders do? Is Vladdy Jr going to be traded? (17:30) NPPOD. (21:20) The Nets traded Mikal Bridges to the Knicks! The Nova Knicks are complete! What a wild night in NBA trades! (28:30) Is Klay Thompson going to stay with Golden State? (36:10) Review: Disciple. (39:25) We have a candidate for ASS of the year. (46:45) The Jaguars have a new stadium deal. More and more public money. Fans said it would never happen again. And it continues to happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

American League Wildness: Contenders keep losing, will Vladdy Jr be traded?; The Nova Knicks?; Nomination for A** of the year (Episode 1077)

Today’s word of the day is ‘Junior Circuit’ as in the American League as in baseball as in trades as in contenders as in the Yankees as in the Orioles as in the Mariners. What’s going on in the American League and what will contenders do? Is Vladdy Jr going to be traded? (17:30) NPPOD. (21:20) The Nets traded Mikal Bridges to the Knicks! The Nova Knicks are complete! What a wild night in NBA trades! (28:30) Is Klay Thompson going to stay with Golden State? (36:10) Review: Disciple. (39:25) We have a candidate for ASS of the year. (46:45) The Jaguars have a new stadium deal. More and more public money. Fans said it would never happen again. And it continues to happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:42

26 Jun 24

Florida Panthers are Stanley Cup champions! JJ Redick officially quits podcasting! Guardians are surprise team of the season! (Episode 1076)

Today’s word of the day is ‘champions’ as in Stanley Cup as in Florida Panthers as in South Florida. They got it done. Greg Cote is vindicated. Connor McDavid still won the Conn Smythe Trophy. But the Florida Panthers are the champions! (15:05) JJ Redick has been introduced about as Lakers head coach. He said he didn’t talk to LeBron about the job beforehand… hmmmmm. (27:30) Review:The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. (30:10) NPPOD. (31:00) The Cleveland Guardians are the best team in baseball. Yes, that team. Ramirez, and Naylor, and Kwan. How about Stephen Vogt in his debut? (39:30) The Arizona Coyotes are no more. We already knew part of that, but now we know all of it. (47:50) Charlotte is giving money to David Tepper. Sorry, everyone. Public-financing is never going away! (51:00) The Marlins are giving away team streaming. 2 months for fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Florida Panthers are Stanley Cup champions! JJ Redick officially quits podcasting! Guardians are surprise team of the season! (Episode 1076)

Today’s word of the day is ‘champions’ as in Stanley Cup as in Florida Panthers as in South Florida. They got it done. Greg Cote is vindicated. Connor McDavid still won the Conn Smythe Trophy. But the Florida Panthers are the champions! (15:05) JJ Redick has been introduced about as Lakers head coach. He said he didn’t talk to LeBron about the job beforehand… hmmmmm. (27:30) Review:The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. (30:10) NPPOD. (31:00) The Cleveland Guardians are the best team in baseball. Yes, that team. Ramirez, and Naylor, and Kwan. How about Stephen Vogt in his debut? (39:30) The Arizona Coyotes are no more. We already knew part of that, but now we know all of it. (47:50) Charlotte is giving money to David Tepper. Sorry, everyone. Public-financing is never going away! (51:00) The Marlins are giving away team streaming. 2 months for fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:47

25 Jun 24

Stanley Cup Game 7! Is the LeBatard Show Curse real?; Marlins pitchers ALL hurt! Trevor Bauer wants to sue MLB? (Episode 1075)

Today’s word of the day is ‘historic’ as in history in the making as in Stanley Cup Game 7 as in Panthers as in Oilers. Are the Panthers going to win its first Cup? Are the Oilers going to overcome a 0-3 deficit? Is Connor McDavid still overrated? Did the LeBatard Show curse their own team? (11:00) JJ Redick will be the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. (18:25) Have you ever seen an injured pitching staff like the Marlins? 6 starters on the IL. Ranging from TJ to back injuries. How does something like this happen? Bad luck? (25:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Trevor Bauer tweeting about suing MLB if he remains unsigned. Okay. (34:30) Review: Tell Them You Love Me (37:25) Let’s get to some Monday Morning Major League quick hitters: game ending on a pitch clock violation; Diaz suspended for sticky stuff; rookie suspended for PED use 2 days after debut. (47:00) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Stanley Cup Game 7! Is the LeBatard Show Curse real?; Marlins pitchers ALL hurt! Trevor Bauer wants to sue MLB? (Episode 1075)

Today’s word of the day is ‘historic’ as in history in the making as in Stanley Cup Game 7 as in Panthers as in Oilers. Are the Panthers going to win its first Cup? Are the Oilers going to overcome a 0-3 deficit? Is Connor McDavid still overrated? Did the LeBatard Show curse their own team? (11:00) JJ Redick will be the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. (18:25) Have you ever seen an injured pitching staff like the Marlins? 6 starters on the IL. Ranging from TJ to back injuries. How does something like this happen? Bad luck? (25:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Trevor Bauer tweeting about suing MLB if he remains unsigned. Okay. (34:30) Review: Tell Them You Love Me (37:25) Let’s get to some Monday Morning Major League quick hitters: game ending on a pitch clock violation; Diaz suspended for sticky stuff; rookie suspended for PED use 2 days after debut. (47:00) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:47

24 Jun 24

Samson Sit-Down: Mike Ryan

Let’s welcome in Mike Ryan Ruiz! He’s finally joining us on NPDS! We start things off with how he’s doing at Meadowlark Media and what his life is like as an EP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Samson Sit-Down: Mike Ryan

Let’s welcome in Mike Ryan Ruiz! He’s finally joining us on NPDS! We start things off with how he’s doing at Meadowlark Media and what his life is like as an EP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52:18

21 Jun 24

MLB HBP: Judge hit, Betts hurt, Arenado beaned; Should MLB retire No. 24?; Did LeBatard curse the Panthers? (Episode 1074)

Today’s word of the day is ‘bean’ as in hit by pitch as in MLB as in control as in velocity. What is happening in baseball? Why are so many batters getting hit? These past 4 seasons have been record-setting. Mookie Betts is out. Aaron Judge got hit. Nolan Arenado got hit. (10:52) Rest in peace to the great Willie Mays. Tonight MLB plays at Rickwood and it was meant to honor Mays who sadly died a few days ago. (19:30) Monty Williams got fired by the Detroit Pistons after one season. The Pistons now owe Monty $65 million. I cannot believe it. (27:30) The Boston Celtics won the title. Did you watch? Did you care? (35:30) Review: Goodfellas. (42:40) Are the Panthers going to blow a 3-0 lead? Is this really about to happen? (48:00) What is happening with the Chiefs and Royals with Kansas? Is Missouri going to lose both teams? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB HBP: Judge hit, Betts hurt, Arenado beaned; Should MLB retire No. 24?; Did LeBatard curse the Panthers? (Episode 1074)

Today’s word of the day is ‘bean’ as in hit by pitch as in MLB as in control as in velocity. What is happening in baseball? Why are so many batters getting hit? These past 4 seasons have been record-setting. Mookie Betts is out. Aaron Judge got hit. Nolan Arenado got hit. (10:52) Rest in peace to the great Willie Mays. Tonight MLB plays at Rickwood and it was meant to honor Mays who sadly died a few days ago. (19:30) Monty Williams got fired by the Detroit Pistons after one season. The Pistons now owe Monty $65 million. I cannot believe it. (27:30) The Boston Celtics won the title. Did you watch? Did you care? (35:30) Review: Goodfellas. (42:40) Are the Panthers going to blow a 3-0 lead? Is this really about to happen? (48:00) What is happening with the Chiefs and Royals with Kansas? Is Missouri going to lose both teams? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:48

20 Jun 24

Samson Sit-Down: Ariel Helwani !!!

We’ve got Ariel Helwani on the show. Yes, that one. Let’s talk some Montreal. Let’s talk some MMA. Let’s see where this goes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Samson Sit-Down: Ariel Helwani !!!

We’ve got Ariel Helwani on the show. Yes, that one. Let’s talk some Montreal. Let’s talk some MMA. Let’s see where this goes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52:11

18 Jun 24

Samson Sit-Down: Bob Costas

Welcome in Bob Costas! Broadcasting legend is back on Nothing Personal for the first time in 2022.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Samson Sit-Down: Bob Costas

Welcome in Bob Costas! Broadcasting legend is back on Nothing Personal for the first time in 2022.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53:07

17 Jun 24

Panthers one win away from first Stanley Cup! TREVOR LAWRENCE GOT HOW MUCH!? The Big 12 is for sale! (Episode 1073)

Today’s word of the day is ‘Alberta’ as in Edmonton as in Canada as in the NHL Stanley Cup Final. The Florida Panthers now lead 3-0. Hockey in South Florida… huh! It seems improbable that this is the case. (7:10) Trevor Lawrence just got a monster deal from the Jaguars. What is Jacksonville doing? Lawrence still had 2 years left on his deal. Now, by total guarantee, he’s the 4th highest paid QB in the NFL. (18:55) The Big 12 is for sale. The name of the conference. The schools in the conference. The athletic departments in the conference. Everything is for sale now. (34:30) Review: Brats. (38:40) NPPOD. (39:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Dan Hurley and what he said on the Le Batard Show yesterday. Is this guy serious? (48:20) Let’s talk some baseball. Pitching and defense wins rings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Panthers one win away from first Stanley Cup! TREVOR LAWRENCE GOT HOW MUCH!? The Big 12 is for sale! (Episode 1073)

Today’s word of the day is ‘Alberta’ as in Edmonton as in Canada as in the NHL Stanley Cup Final. The Florida Panthers now lead 3-0. Hockey in South Florida… huh! It seems improbable that this is the case. (7:10) Trevor Lawrence just got a monster deal from the Jaguars. What is Jacksonville doing? Lawrence still had 2 years left on his deal. Now, by total guarantee, he’s the 4th highest paid QB in the NFL. (18:55) The Big 12 is for sale. The name of the conference. The schools in the conference. The athletic departments in the conference. Everything is for sale now. (34:30) Review: Brats. (38:40) NPPOD. (39:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Dan Hurley and what he said on the Le Batard Show yesterday. Is this guy serious? (48:20) Let’s talk some baseball. Pitching and defense wins rings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52:04

14 Jun 24

Remembering Jerry West; Celtics have Mavs on sweep alert! Have we been played by BIG HOT DOG!? (Episode 1072)

Today’s word of the day is ‘the logo’ as in Jerry West as in the Lakers as in the Grizzlies as in the Warriors as in the Clippers. All star. Champion. Executive. What a legacy Jerry West leaves behind. (11:00) Are the Celtics going to sweep the Mavericks? The Celtics just look like a complete team. The Mavericks look like Luka and Kyrie. That’s it. That’s the series. (19:40) Dodgers made a trade for Cavan Biggio. Is this the Dodgers being the Dodgers or a nothing burger? (30:00) Review: Jurassic Park. (35:45) NPPOD. (37:40) Let’s update a bunch of wait to see predictions I’ve made. (45:20) The hot dog wars are back on. Netflix announced an eat off between Chestnut and Kobayashi! WHOA! (51:00) STAY OFF THE FIELD! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Remembering Jerry West; Celtics have Mavs on sweep alert! Have we been played by BIG HOT DOG!? (Episode 1072)

Today’s word of the day is ‘the logo’ as in Jerry West as in the Lakers as in the Grizzlies as in the Warriors as in the Clippers. All star. Champion. Executive. What a legacy Jerry West leaves behind. (11:00) Are the Celtics going to sweep the Mavericks? The Celtics just look like a complete team. The Mavericks look like Luka and Kyrie. That’s it. That’s the series. (19:40) Dodgers made a trade for Cavan Biggio. Is this the Dodgers being the Dodgers or a nothing burger? (30:00) Review: Jurassic Park. (35:45) NPPOD. (37:40) Let’s update a bunch of wait to see predictions I’ve made. (45:20) The hot dog wars are back on. Netflix announced an eat off between Chestnut and Kobayashi! WHOA! (51:00) STAY OFF THE FIELD! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:55

13 Jun 24

NBA Finals: who decides if Prozingis plays? Where in the world is Aaron Rodgers? WE'VE GOT A HOT DOG BEEF FOR THE AGES! (Episode 1071)

Today’s word of the day is ‘retinaculum’ as in an injury as in the ankle as in tendons as in Kristaps Porzingis as in the NBA Finals. Oh boy. What are the Celtics going to do? The team said whether he plays or not is up to the team doctors. Is this how the Mavericks get back into the series? (9:45) NPPOD. (11:45) NHL is not going to discipline players after the Stanley Cup game. Dirty hits. Players thrown out. Penalties. Everything. (17:05) Where is Aaron Rodgers? (29:01) Review: Rumble - The Indians who Rocked the World. (33:20) Mike Tomlin got an extension with the Steelers. Russell Wilson finally spoke. (39:50) We have a hot dog beef. Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. Joey Chestnut banned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NBA Finals: who decides if Prozingis plays? Where in the world is Aaron Rodgers? WE'VE GOT A HOT DOG BEEF FOR THE AGES! (Episode 1071)

Today’s word of the day is ‘retinaculum’ as in an injury as in the ankle as in tendons as in Kristaps Porzingis as in the NBA Finals. Oh boy. What are the Celtics going to do? The team said whether he plays or not is up to the team doctors. Is this how the Mavericks get back into the series? (9:45) NPPOD. (11:45) NHL is not going to discipline players after the Stanley Cup game. Dirty hits. Players thrown out. Penalties. Everything. (17:05) Where is Aaron Rodgers? (29:01) Review: Rumble - The Indians who Rocked the World. (33:20) Mike Tomlin got an extension with the Steelers. Russell Wilson finally spoke. (39:50) We have a hot dog beef. Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. Joey Chestnut banned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:35

12 Jun 24

Dan Hurley turns down $70 MILLION Lakers offer! Let's talk some Stanley Cup! Buster Onley's hacked account led to baseball madness! (Episode 1070)

Today’s word of the day is ‘unrequited’ as in Dan Hurley as in the Lakers as in UConn as in left at the altar. That’s right, Dan Hurley turned down a massive offer the Lakers. The Connecticut governor got involved. His wife possibly was involved. Everyone was involved. But UConn is home and now the Lakers must scramble. (12:00) The Florida Panthers have taken a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. A chippy game. Players thrown out. Let’s talk about taxes though. People want different salary caps based off income taxes. HUH. (23:12) NPPOD. (32:27) Review: How to Rob a Bank. (38:40) The Yankees captain Aaron Judge called out fans for their treatment of Trent Grisham. This is important, because only someone like Judge could do this. (44:08) Buster Onley had his account hacked and panic broke out. (48:40) Luis Robert was not traded to the Phillies. Didn’t happen. But he is on the trade block. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dan Hurley turns down $70 MILLION Lakers offer! Let's talk some Stanley Cup! Buster Onley's hacked account led to baseball madness! (Episode 1070)

Today’s word of the day is ‘unrequited’ as in Dan Hurley as in the Lakers as in UConn as in left at the altar. That’s right, Dan Hurley turned down a massive offer the Lakers. The Connecticut governor got involved. His wife possibly was involved. Everyone was involved. But UConn is home and now the Lakers must scramble. (12:00) The Florida Panthers have taken a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. A chippy game. Players thrown out. Let’s talk about taxes though. People want different salary caps based off income taxes. HUH. (23:12) NPPOD. (32:27) Review: How to Rob a Bank. (38:40) The Yankees captain Aaron Judge called out fans for their treatment of Trent Grisham. This is important, because only someone like Judge could do this. (44:08) Buster Onley had his account hacked and panic broke out. (48:40) Luis Robert was not traded to the Phillies. Didn’t happen. But he is on the trade block. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:44

11 Jun 24

Are the Celtics just too good for the Mavs? Bryce Harper wants MLB in-season tourney! Caitlin Clark LEFT OFF Team USA (Episode 1069)

Today’s word of the day is ‘31-5’ as in the NBA Finals as in the Boston Celtics as in the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics took Game 2. It’s been ugly, but Tatum and Brown and Holiday are getting it done. Luka has been a turnover machine. The rest of the Mavs can’t shoot. (8:40) The Stanley Cup Final is happening. Did you watch Game 1? The Florida Panthers look like the worse team and still beat the Oilers 3-0. (16:00) Mets owner Steve Cohen met the media and talked about the Mets this year. He mentioned trades. He mentioned fans. He mentioned his new president. (24:17)The MLB London series took place and let’s discuss some things that were said. Bryce Harper wants an in-season tournament in London. Some Mets players joined in and said they agree going to London for two games is a bit much. (33:15) Review: Hit Man. (38:00) Caitlin Clark was left of Team USA. She’s not going to Paris for the Olympics. Why? (48:10) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Are the Celtics just too good for the Mavs? Bryce Harper wants MLB in-season tourney! Caitlin Clark LEFT OFF Team USA (Episode 1069)

Today’s word of the day is ‘31-5’ as in the NBA Finals as in the Boston Celtics as in the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics took Game 2. It’s been ugly, but Tatum and Brown and Holiday are getting it done. Luka has been a turnover machine. The rest of the Mavs can’t shoot. (8:40) The Stanley Cup Final is happening. Did you watch Game 1? The Florida Panthers look like the worse team and still beat the Oilers 3-0. (16:00) Mets owner Steve Cohen met the media and talked about the Mets this year. He mentioned trades. He mentioned fans. He mentioned his new president. (24:17)The MLB London series took place and let’s discuss some things that were said. Bryce Harper wants an in-season tournament in London. Some Mets players joined in and said they agree going to London for two games is a bit much. (33:15) Review: Hit Man. (38:00) Caitlin Clark was left of Team USA. She’s not going to Paris for the Olympics. Why? (48:10) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:35

10 Jun 24

Celtics take Game 1! Adam Silver talks Caitlin Clark, TNT, and media rights! Juan Soto hurt? I've HAD IT with social media! (Episode 1068)

Today’s word of the day is ‘Game 1’ as in NBA Finals as in the Boston Celtics as in the Dallas Mavericks as in blowout city. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis were just too much for Luka and company. (7:10) Adam Silver met with the media yesterday for the first time before the NBA Finals to be questioned on myriad of topics: Caitlin Clark, NBA TV rights, TNT, and more! Here’s what he said. (17:20) Let’s talk about the MLB London Series. Mets vs Phillies. Everyone wants to play overseas. Why? (25:30) What’s wrong with Juan Soto’s forearm? How bad is it? Is this the end for the Yankees? (34:02) Review: American Nightmare. (37:10) We are at a scary place with social media. Fake news. Misinformation. A.I. posts. How do we know what’s real or not? (43:00) NPPOD. (47:00) The Timberwovles sale is still happening. Or is it still happening? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Celtics take Game 1! Adam Silver talks Caitlin Clark, TNT, and media rights! Juan Soto hurt? I've HAD IT with social media! (Episode 1068)

Today’s word of the day is ‘Game 1’ as in NBA Finals as in the Boston Celtics as in the Dallas Mavericks as in blowout city. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis were just too much for Luka and company. (7:10) Adam Silver met with the media yesterday for the first time before the NBA Finals to be questioned on myriad of topics: Caitlin Clark, NBA TV rights, TNT, and more! Here’s what he said. (17:20) Let’s talk about the MLB London Series. Mets vs Phillies. Everyone wants to play overseas. Why? (25:30) What’s wrong with Juan Soto’s forearm? How bad is it? Is this the end for the Yankees? (34:02) Review: American Nightmare. (37:10) We are at a scary place with social media. Fake news. Misinformation. A.I. posts. How do we know what’s real or not? (43:00) NPPOD. (47:00) The Timberwovles sale is still happening. Or is it still happening? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:41

7 Jun 24

NBA Finals Preview: Celtics or Mavericks - who do you have!?; Another Boras Four gets BOOED off field! Kansas wants the Chiefs! (Episode 1067)

Today’s word of the day is ‘finally’ as in the Finals as in the NBA Finals as in The Boston Celtics as in the Dallas Mavericks. Who do you have? Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown or Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving? Jason Kidd could be joining an exclusive group with a win. Joe Mazzulla would be in a league of his own with a win. (9:20) NPPOD. (19:00) Jordan Montgomery was booed off the field by Diamondbacks fans. He’s been bad. Boras Four. STINK! (30:06) Review: A League of Their Own. (34:20) There’s been quite the update on Jontay Porter. Remember he was ban for life from the NBA for gambling on basketball. This update is wild. (41:10) Kansas wants the Kansas City Chiefs. The Kansas City Chiefs are in Kansas City, Missouri… not Kansas City, Kansas. (49:00) Dan Hurley is now the favorite for the Lakers head coach? What? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NBA Finals Preview: Celtics or Mavericks - who do you have!?; Another Boras Four gets BOOED off field! Kansas wants the Chiefs! (Episode 1067)

Today’s word of the day is ‘finally’ as in the Finals as in the NBA Finals as in The Boston Celtics as in the Dallas Mavericks. Who do you have? Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown or Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving? Jason Kidd could be joining an exclusive group with a win. Joe Mazzulla would be in a league of his own with a win. (9:20) NPPOD. (19:00) Jordan Montgomery was booed off the field by Diamondbacks fans. He’s been bad. Boras Four. STINK! (30:06) Review: A League of Their Own. (34:20) There’s been quite the update on Jontay Porter. Remember he was ban for life from the NBA for gambling on basketball. This update is wild. (41:10) Kansas wants the Kansas City Chiefs. The Kansas City Chiefs are in Kansas City, Missouri… not Kansas City, Kansas. (49:00) Dan Hurley is now the favorite for the Lakers head coach? What? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:40

6 Jun 24

MLB hands down lifetime ban to Marcano! MLB clears Shohei Ohtani as Ippei pleads guilty to fraud! (Episode 1066)

Today’s word of the day is ‘lifetime’ as in lifetime ban as in Marcano as in Padres as in Pirates as in MLB as in MiLB as in gambling. It’s the first lifetime ban in a century for an MLB player. MLB came out and dropped the hammer. (11:00) Ippei Mizuhara pleaded guilty yesterday and Shohei Ohtani has been cleared by baseball. Ohtani is good to go. (17:08) JJ Redick is the favorite for the Lakers head coach. Rich Paul said LeBron has nothing to do with the search. LeBron James has a podcast with JJ Redick. No dots to connect there! (29:00) Review: Review: The Anti-Social Network. (32:50) The Marlins had to DFA Avisail Garcia. And they owe him a big chunk of change. Congrats, Jeter! (40:15) NPPOD. (41:40) It’s time to talk about catchers. The positioning they have near the batter’s box is not right. MLB is going to fix it. (47:40) The Mavericks gave a contract extension to the GM the eve of the NBA Finals. Why? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB hands down lifetime ban to Marcano! MLB clears Shohei Ohtani as Ippei pleads guilty to fraud! (Episode 1066)

Today’s word of the day is ‘lifetime’ as in lifetime ban as in Marcano as in Padres as in Pirates as in MLB as in MiLB as in gambling. It’s the first lifetime ban in a century for an MLB player. MLB came out and dropped the hammer. (11:00) Ippei Mizuhara pleaded guilty yesterday and Shohei Ohtani has been cleared by baseball. Ohtani is good to go. (17:08) JJ Redick is the favorite for the Lakers head coach. Rich Paul said LeBron has nothing to do with the search. LeBron James has a podcast with JJ Redick. No dots to connect there! (29:00) Review: Review: The Anti-Social Network. (32:50) The Marlins had to DFA Avisail Garcia. And they owe him a big chunk of change. Congrats, Jeter! (40:15) NPPOD. (41:40) It’s time to talk about catchers. The positioning they have near the batter’s box is not right. MLB is going to fix it. (47:40) The Mavericks gave a contract extension to the GM the eve of the NBA Finals. Why? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:51

5 Jun 24

MLB player facing LIFETIME BAN for gambling; Stephen A. Smith's hot takes and Pat McAfee's apology for Caitlin Clark comments (Episode 1065)

Today’s word of the day is ‘existential crisis’ as in baseball as in MLB as gambling as in injuries as in Tommy John as in problems. We have a player facing a lifetime ban for the first time since gambling has become what it has. Tucupita Marcano of the Padres reportedly bet on baseball last year as a member of the Pirates. Woof. (12:34) More and more and more injuries happening to starting pitching. Elbow and elbows and elbows. (19:00) The Carolina Panthers want public money for stadium upgrades. It never ends. You might think it will, but it doesn’t. (25:00) Justin Jefferson is getting big money. WR are now the offensive money makers. Sorry RB, you aint coming back. (33:22) Review: Spacey Unmasked. (37:25) Sports media and hot take culture is at a boiling point. Where is the line? Where is the integrity? This Caitlin Clark conversation has become everything it shouldn’t. (46:00) NPPOD. (48:20) I made a mistake about Top 100 players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB player facing LIFETIME BAN for gambling; Stephen A. Smith's hot takes and Pat McAfee's apology for Caitlin Clark comments (Episode 1065)

Today’s word of the day is ‘existential crisis’ as in baseball as in MLB as gambling as in injuries as in Tommy John as in problems. We have a player facing a lifetime ban for the first time since gambling has become what it has. Tucupita Marcano of the Padres reportedly bet on baseball last year as a member of the Pirates. Woof. (12:34) More and more and more injuries happening to starting pitching. Elbow and elbows and elbows. (19:00) The Carolina Panthers want public money for stadium upgrades. It never ends. You might think it will, but it doesn’t. (25:00) Justin Jefferson is getting big money. WR are now the offensive money makers. Sorry RB, you aint coming back. (33:22) Review: Spacey Unmasked. (37:25) Sports media and hot take culture is at a boiling point. Where is the line? Where is the integrity? This Caitlin Clark conversation has become everything it shouldn’t. (46:00) NPPOD. (48:20) I made a mistake about Top 100 players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:37

4 Jun 24

MLB May Review: Judge & Soto stay scorching hot for Yankees! Caitlin Clark, the WNBA, & what needs to be done (Episode 1064)

Today’s word of the day is ‘35.1 or 37.6’ as in how much of the MLB season is already over. Can you believe it? Let’s recap the biggest storylines from May. I’ll review my May predictions. And then we’ll look ahead to June. It all starts with the Yankees. (9:13) What were some of the biggest surprises in May? (14:34) Let’s review my May predictions. (16:19) Here are my predictions for June! (20:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the WNBA and Caitlin Clark. Hard fouls. Dirty fouls. Social media comments. Why do players dislike Clark so much? (36:30) Review: The Fall Guy. (39:00) Stanley Cup Final is here! Panthers vs Oilers! (42:09) Tommy Pham may not be in baseball much longer. (48:00) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB May Review: Judge & Soto stay scorching hot for Yankees! Caitlin Clark, the WNBA, & what needs to be done (Episode 1064)

Today’s word of the day is ‘35.1 or 37.6’ as in how much of the MLB season is already over. Can you believe it? Let’s recap the biggest storylines from May. I’ll review my May predictions. And then we’ll look ahead to June. It all starts with the Yankees. (9:13) What were some of the biggest surprises in May? (14:34) Let’s review my May predictions. (16:19) Here are my predictions for June! (20:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the WNBA and Caitlin Clark. Hard fouls. Dirty fouls. Social media comments. Why do players dislike Clark so much? (36:30) Review: The Fall Guy. (39:00) Stanley Cup Final is here! Panthers vs Oilers! (42:09) Tommy Pham may not be in baseball much longer. (48:00) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:52

3 Jun 24

Florida Panthers superfan! Donald Trump found GUILTY on all charges! Luka to the NBA Finals! Rays new renderings! (Episode 1063)

Today’s word of the day is ‘road wins’ as in the Florida Panthers as in the Dallas Mavericks as in playoffs! Let’s start with the Panthers taking a series lead against the Rangers. I was at the game. How are road teams so successful now? (8:00) Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 felony charges against him. First president ever convicted of a crime. Wow. (21:10) The Dallas Mavericks are headed to the NBA Finals! Luka and Kyrie! Did you see Mark Cuban wasn’t the one who got the trophy? (29:50) NPPOD. (33:55) Review: A Man in Full. (36:50) The Tampa Bay Rays released new renderings for its new stadium in St. Pete. There’s still no deal. The project is massive. Will it get done? (46:30) The NBA media rights deals are not done yet. Is Warner Bros. Discovery out? Is TNT really going to lose the NBA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Florida Panthers superfan! Donald Trump found GUILTY on all charges! Luka to the NBA Finals! Rays new renderings! (Episode 1063)

Today’s word of the day is ‘road wins’ as in the Florida Panthers as in the Dallas Mavericks as in playoffs! Let’s start with the Panthers taking a series lead against the Rangers. I was at the game. How are road teams so successful now? (8:00) Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 felony charges against him. First president ever convicted of a crime. Wow. (21:10) The Dallas Mavericks are headed to the NBA Finals! Luka and Kyrie! Did you see Mark Cuban wasn’t the one who got the trophy? (29:50) NPPOD. (33:55) Review: A Man in Full. (36:50) The Tampa Bay Rays released new renderings for its new stadium in St. Pete. There’s still no deal. The project is massive. Will it get done? (46:30) The NBA media rights deals are not done yet. Is Warner Bros. Discovery out? Is TNT really going to lose the NBA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:51

31 May 24

Dumpster fire: Could things get any worse for the Mets?; Pedro Grifol say Reinsdorf just wants to win!? (Episode 1062)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dumpster fire’ as in the Mets as in Steve Cohen as in Edwin Diaz as in Pete Alonso as in Jorge Lopez. What a day for the Mets yesterday. I cannot remember a day like this for a team. IL trips. Injuries. A player ejected, making a scene, then getting DFA’d. (13:30) Well things actually are worse for the Mets. Steve Cohen has hit a real roadblock when it comes to his casino of dreams. A NY senator does not want what Cohen wants. (25:50) White Sox manager Pedro Grifol came out in defense of owner Jerry Reinsdorf. This is why. (37:30) Review: In the Name of the Father. (40:30) NPPOD. (43:20) Scottie Scheffler had all charges dropped against him. (50:30) Breaking news: a new women’s basketball league is coming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dumpster fire: Could things get any worse for the Mets?; Pedro Grifol say Reinsdorf just wants to win!? (Episode 1062)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dumpster fire’ as in the Mets as in Steve Cohen as in Edwin Diaz as in Pete Alonso as in Jorge Lopez. What a day for the Mets yesterday. I cannot remember a day like this for a team. IL trips. Injuries. A player ejected, making a scene, then getting DFA’d. (13:30) Well things actually are worse for the Mets. Steve Cohen has hit a real roadblock when it comes to his casino of dreams. A NY senator does not want what Cohen wants. (25:50) White Sox manager Pedro Grifol came out in defense of owner Jerry Reinsdorf. This is why. (37:30) Review: In the Name of the Father. (40:30) NPPOD. (43:20) Scottie Scheffler had all charges dropped against him. (50:30) Breaking news: a new women’s basketball league is coming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:42

30 May 24

Timberwolves find life; Panthers tie it up; Did the Blue miss their window?; Latest on Athletics and Las Vegas (Episode 1061)

Today’s word of the day is ‘13/39’ as in Luka Doncic as in Kyrie Irving as in Mavericks as in Timberwolves as in NBA playoffs. The Mavericks shot terribly. The Timberwolves found late life. (9:13) The Panthers tied things up with an OT winner vs the Rangers. The 3rd straight overtime game! How can you not love playoff hockey!? (12:56) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Toronto Blue Jays and what’s gone wrong there. Did the Jays miss their window? (25:06) MLB announced that the Negro League stats will now be in the MLB history books. That means that all MLB stats have changed. Should they have? (38:00) Review: Atlas. (40:17) What’s the latest on the Athletics and Las Vegas? (46:20) Blake Snell said something that needs to be discussed. Is MLB finally done with Scott Boras? (51:02) Charter flight talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Timberwolves find life; Panthers tie it up; Did the Blue miss their window?; Latest on Athletics and Las Vegas (Episode 1061)

Today’s word of the day is ‘13/39’ as in Luka Doncic as in Kyrie Irving as in Mavericks as in Timberwolves as in NBA playoffs. The Mavericks shot terribly. The Timberwolves found late life. (9:13) The Panthers tied things up with an OT winner vs the Rangers. The 3rd straight overtime game! How can you not love playoff hockey!? (12:56) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Toronto Blue Jays and what’s gone wrong there. Did the Jays miss their window? (25:06) MLB announced that the Negro League stats will now be in the MLB history books. That means that all MLB stats have changed. Should they have? (38:00) Review: Atlas. (40:17) What’s the latest on the Athletics and Las Vegas? (46:20) Blake Snell said something that needs to be discussed. Is MLB finally done with Scott Boras? (51:02) Charter flight talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:46

29 May 24

ANGEL HERNANDEZ HAS FINALLY RETIRED! Ronald Acuña done for season; A look at the Dodgers/Mets; RIP Bill Walton (Episode 1060)

Today’s word of the day is ‘touched by an angel’ as in Angel Hernandez as in umpire as in see ya! The worst umpire in baseball, the worst umpire in my career is finally gone. Retired. (12:10) Ronald Acuña tore his ACL. Sad for him. Sad for the Braves. It’s his 2nd one in 3 seasons. (20:35) The Dodgers and Mets start a 3-game series today. Let’s take a look at both of these teams, expectations, moves, who needs this series more. (36:16) Review: Challengers. (39:30) We need to talk about the life of Bill Walton. (42:50) The Boston Celtics are headed to the NBA Finals. 2nd time in 3 years. The Pacers had chances and blew it. (47:44) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

ANGEL HERNANDEZ HAS FINALLY RETIRED! Ronald Acuña done for season; A look at the Dodgers/Mets; RIP Bill Walton (Episode 1060)

Today’s word of the day is ‘touched by an angel’ as in Angel Hernandez as in umpire as in see ya! The worst umpire in baseball, the worst umpire in my career is finally gone. Retired. (12:10) Ronald Acuña tore his ACL. Sad for him. Sad for the Braves. It’s his 2nd one in 3 seasons. (20:35) The Dodgers and Mets start a 3-game series today. Let’s take a look at both of these teams, expectations, moves, who needs this series more. (36:16) Review: Challengers. (39:30) We need to talk about the life of Bill Walton. (42:50) The Boston Celtics are headed to the NBA Finals. 2nd time in 3 years. The Pacers had chances and blew it. (47:44) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:48

28 May 24

Rob Manfred says NO to robot umps in 2025; DOJ is suing Live Nation - will that change ticket prices?; NCAA agrees to pay players! (Episode 1059)

Today’s word of the day is ’owners meetings’ as in Rob Manfred as in MLB as in umpires as in jerseys as in Athletics as in Nike as in Sacramento as in robots as in Ballys. These latest owners meetings were packed with great quotes from the commissioner. (17:20) Let’s talk about Ticketmaster. The Department of Justice has sued Live Nation Entertainment. What happens now? No more crazy fees? (29:05) Review: Survivor 46. (33:10) The Boston Celtics are running away with the Eastern Conference. Big win on Thursday. Pacers are hurt. (38:46) NPPOD. (42:40) The NCAA has agreed to let schools pay players. Welcome to the new world of college athletics. What is going to be the end of this? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Rob Manfred says NO to robot umps in 2025; DOJ is suing Live Nation - will that change ticket prices?; NCAA agrees to pay players! (Episode 1059)

Today’s word of the day is ’owners meetings’ as in Rob Manfred as in MLB as in umpires as in jerseys as in Athletics as in Nike as in Sacramento as in robots as in Ballys. These latest owners meetings were packed with great quotes from the commissioner. (17:20) Let’s talk about Ticketmaster. The Department of Justice has sued Live Nation Entertainment. What happens now? No more crazy fees? (29:05) Review: Survivor 46. (33:10) The Boston Celtics are running away with the Eastern Conference. Big win on Thursday. Pacers are hurt. (38:46) NPPOD. (42:40) The NCAA has agreed to let schools pay players. Welcome to the new world of college athletics. What is going to be the end of this? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:49

24 May 24

NBA on cusp of $7 BILLION per year in new media rights! Why is Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner still talking!? (Episode 1058)

Today’s word of the day is ’7 billion’ as in NBA as in ESPN as in Amazon as in NBC as TNT. Is TNT left out of the NBA game because it got a little too cocky? What does this mean for the players? What does this mean for the WNBA? (15:36) The NHL and NBA playoffs are going on right now. The Panthers took down the Rangers at MSG. Luka Doncic and the Mavericks held off the Timberwolves in the NBA. (29:45) Review: Parenthood. (33:45) Why is Hal Steinbrenner still talking!? The Yankees are winning! You don’t have to say the quiet part out loud! (42:18) NPPOD. (47:45) Private equity has come for college sports. College football is an expensive game. Lawsuits are an expensive game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

NBA on cusp of $7 BILLION per year in new media rights! Why is Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner still talking!? (Episode 1058)

Today’s word of the day is ’7 billion’ as in NBA as in ESPN as in Amazon as in NBC as TNT. Is TNT left out of the NBA game because it got a little too cocky? What does this mean for the players? What does this mean for the WNBA? (15:36) The NHL and NBA playoffs are going on right now. The Panthers took down the Rangers at MSG. Luka Doncic and the Mavericks held off the Timberwolves in the NBA. (29:45) Review: Parenthood. (33:45) Why is Hal Steinbrenner still talking!? The Yankees are winning! You don’t have to say the quiet part out loud! (42:18) NPPOD. (47:45) Private equity has come for college sports. College football is an expensive game. Lawsuits are an expensive game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:46

23 May 24

What were the 'Josh Hader Rules' and could more MLB players use them? Celtics steal Game 1! GOODBYE NFL CHAIN GANG!? (Episode 1057)

Today’s word of the day is ’Hader Rules’ as in Josh Hader as in rules to pitching as in the Brewers as in the Padres as in the Astros as in arbitration. What were the Hader Rules and could any other MLB player use them? (17:05) The Boston Celtics stole Game 1 vs the Pacers in OT. A thriller! (27:01) NPPOD. (31:28) Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. (35:31) Is the NFL finally entering the modern world? Is it time we finally retire the chain gang? Is it happening!? (43:45) Aaron Rodgers is back. So his quotes are back. (46:20) It’s NIL talk again. We have our first giant lawsuit. Yay! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What were the 'Josh Hader Rules' and could more MLB players use them? Celtics steal Game 1! GOODBYE NFL CHAIN GANG!? (Episode 1057)

Today’s word of the day is ’Hader Rules’ as in Josh Hader as in rules to pitching as in the Brewers as in the Padres as in the Astros as in arbitration. What were the Hader Rules and could any other MLB player use them? (17:05) The Boston Celtics stole Game 1 vs the Pacers in OT. A thriller! (27:01) NPPOD. (31:28) Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. (35:31) Is the NFL finally entering the modern world? Is it time we finally retire the chain gang? Is it happening!? (43:45) Aaron Rodgers is back. So his quotes are back. (46:20) It’s NIL talk again. We have our first giant lawsuit. Yay! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:44

22 May 24

Chris Sale has found his groove in Atlanta! Cole & Senga updates! Why is Fanatics suing Marvin Harrison Jr!? (Episode 1056)

Today’s word of the day is ’aces wild’ as starting pitchers as in aces as in top of rotation guys as in Chris Sale as in Gerrit Cole as in Kodai Senga. Let’s give some health updates! We’ll start with Chris Sale. He has been lights out these past few weeks. Hasn’t given up a run in 20 straight innings. Past 5 starts have been close to perfect. (14:45) Gerrit Cole is still on the IL. He’s trying to find his way back from an elbow issue. (17:46) Kodai Senga had a setback. Last week it was mechanics. This week it’s a setback. (21:30) David Fletcher, welcome to the Mizuhara club. The former Angels 2B was caught up in the same illegal gambling ring that Ippei Mizuhara was. (32:30) Review: Arthur The King. (36:14) NPPOD. (41:36) Fanatics is suing Marvin Harrison Jr. Why? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Chris Sale has found his groove in Atlanta! Cole & Senga updates! Why is Fanatics suing Marvin Harrison Jr!? (Episode 1056)

Today’s word of the day is ’aces wild’ as starting pitchers as in aces as in top of rotation guys as in Chris Sale as in Gerrit Cole as in Kodai Senga. Let’s give some health updates! We’ll start with Chris Sale. He has been lights out these past few weeks. Hasn’t given up a run in 20 straight innings. Past 5 starts have been close to perfect. (14:45) Gerrit Cole is still on the IL. He’s trying to find his way back from an elbow issue. (17:46) Kodai Senga had a setback. Last week it was mechanics. This week it’s a setback. (21:30) David Fletcher, welcome to the Mizuhara club. The former Angels 2B was caught up in the same illegal gambling ring that Ippei Mizuhara was. (32:30) Review: Arthur The King. (36:14) NPPOD. (41:36) Fanatics is suing Marvin Harrison Jr. Why? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:47

21 May 24

NBA Playoffs: Does home court advantage matter anymore!? Shota Imanaga is hot, Edwin Diaz is not; WNBA Aces investigation (Episode 1055)

Today’s word of the day is ’home court disadvantage’ as in Game 7 as in NBA Playoffs as in Pacers as in Knicks as in Timberwolves as in Nuggets. The Pacers crushed the Knicks to advance. Shooting a record percentage from the field. Knicks had no response. And I was there to witness it. (7:11) The Denver Nuggets blew it. 20 point lead at home in a Game 7 and they lost to the Timberwolves. Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert did it. Nikola Jokic and the reigning champs went home. (14:35) The Dallas Mavericks advanced on free throws! What a wild ending vs the Thunder. (19:45) NPDS MLB weekend in review! Let’s start with Shota Imanga and what he’s been able to do for the Cubs this year. What about Edwin Diaz and his bad bad bad pitching form? Paul Skenes crushed it on Friday for the Pirates. (33:30) Review: Bronx Zoo ’90. (37:20) What is going on with the Las Vegas Aces? Another investigation into the Aces because of benefits. (46:08) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

NBA Playoffs: Does home court advantage matter anymore!? Shota Imanaga is hot, Edwin Diaz is not; WNBA Aces investigation (Episode 1055)

Today’s word of the day is ’home court disadvantage’ as in Game 7 as in NBA Playoffs as in Pacers as in Knicks as in Timberwolves as in Nuggets. The Pacers crushed the Knicks to advance. Shooting a record percentage from the field. Knicks had no response. And I was there to witness it. (7:11) The Denver Nuggets blew it. 20 point lead at home in a Game 7 and they lost to the Timberwolves. Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert did it. Nikola Jokic and the reigning champs went home. (14:35) The Dallas Mavericks advanced on free throws! What a wild ending vs the Thunder. (19:45) NPDS MLB weekend in review! Let’s start with Shota Imanga and what he’s been able to do for the Cubs this year. What about Edwin Diaz and his bad bad bad pitching form? Paul Skenes crushed it on Friday for the Pirates. (33:30) Review: Bronx Zoo ’90. (37:20) What is going on with the Las Vegas Aces? Another investigation into the Aces because of benefits. (46:08) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:52

20 May 24

Scottie Scheffler arrested outside PGA Championship!? Hal Steinbrenner wants Juan Soto to be a Yankee for life!? (Episode 1054)

Today’s word of the day is ’exceptional circumstances’ as in Scottie Scheffler as in arrested as in PGA Championship. What!? (9:10) Is Juan Soto going to be a Yankee for life? That’s what Hal Steinbrenner said. Why would he say that!? Never say that! (21:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? What is going on with Steve Cohen and the Mets? Sellers? (32:45) Review: One Life. (37:20) It’s time to talk some hockey! Go Rangers Go! Brad Marchand for the Bruins said something that he definitely should not have! (44:00) Basketball talk! Were the Nuggets asleep for Game 6? (46:20) NPPOD. (51:00) We need to talk about MLS and Messi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Scottie Scheffler arrested outside PGA Championship!? Hal Steinbrenner wants Juan Soto to be a Yankee for life!? (Episode 1054)

Today’s word of the day is ’exceptional circumstances’ as in Scottie Scheffler as in arrested as in PGA Championship. What!? (9:10) Is Juan Soto going to be a Yankee for life? That’s what Hal Steinbrenner said. Why would he say that!? Never say that! (21:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? What is going on with Steve Cohen and the Mets? Sellers? (32:45) Review: One Life. (37:20) It’s time to talk some hockey! Go Rangers Go! Brad Marchand for the Bruins said something that he definitely should not have! (44:00) Basketball talk! Were the Nuggets asleep for Game 6? (46:20) NPPOD. (51:00) We need to talk about MLS and Messi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:51

17 May 24

NFL Schedule: Get ready to see A LOT of Chiefs & Jets games! NFL on Netflix on Christmas! First glance at the Caitlin Clark Effect! (Episode 1053)

Today’s word of the day is ’addicted’ as in my phone as in as in 3am chat room conversations with Apple. (4:50) Alright, time to get to the NFL. We had schedule releases, but first let’s chat about Harrison Butker again. The NFL commented on his thoughts. What was interesting about the schedule? Who runs primetime? Who isn’t part of these games? (14:30) NFL on Netflix on Christmas. Football all the time. Football! Football! Football! (18:50) NBA Playoff update! The Celtics are moving on! The Luka’s have taken a series lead over the Thunder! The Cavaliers season ended and 2 seconds later we had to hear about Mitchell and Bickerstaff’s futures… why!? (26:10) NPPOD. (32:40) Review: The Truman Show. (37:10) The Astros find themselves in poor light again. Ronel Blanco has been suspended for 10 games for sticky stuff. Here we go again! (44:20) The Caitlin Clark Effect is real. Record-setting debut. But will it impact the rest of the league? (50:30) Let’s talk about the Atlanta Braves. Do you like that they’re owned by a public company and not by a single person?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NFL Schedule: Get ready to see A LOT of Chiefs & Jets games! NFL on Netflix on Christmas! First glance at the Caitlin Clark Effect! (Episode 1053)

Today’s word of the day is ’addicted’ as in my phone as in as in 3am chat room conversations with Apple. (4:50) Alright, time to get to the NFL. We had schedule releases, but first let’s chat about Harrison Butker again. The NFL commented on his thoughts. What was interesting about the schedule? Who runs primetime? Who isn’t part of these games? (14:30) NFL on Netflix on Christmas. Football all the time. Football! Football! Football! (18:50) NBA Playoff update! The Celtics are moving on! The Luka’s have taken a series lead over the Thunder! The Cavaliers season ended and 2 seconds later we had to hear about Mitchell and Bickerstaff’s futures… why!? (26:10) NPPOD. (32:40) Review: The Truman Show. (37:10) The Astros find themselves in poor light again. Ronel Blanco has been suspended for 10 games for sticky stuff. Here we go again! (44:20) The Caitlin Clark Effect is real. Record-setting debut. But will it impact the rest of the league? (50:30) Let’s talk about the Atlanta Braves. Do you like that they’re owned by a public company and not by a single person?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:49

16 May 24

Nikola Jokic is too good! The Knicks are 1 win away! Caitlin Clark struggles in her WNBA debut! Are the Jaguars still moving to London? (Episode 1052)

Today’s word of the day is ’prowl’ as in on the prowl as in Nuggets as in the Knicks as in playoff basketball. Nikola Jokic is incredible. He dominated the DPOY in Rudy Gobert. Rudy Gobert also had to pay a big fine for doing the money gesture at the refs! (12:00) Knicks fever! Get excited! One win away from a conference finals! (16:13) Caitlin Clark debuted in the WNBA. It was a shaky start for sure. 10 turnovers. Fever lost by 21 points. (21:00) NPPOD. (22:45) Are the Jaguars moving to London? Nope! Another new stadium deal! (34:00) Review: Last Stop in Yuma County. (36:33) Harrison Butker gave a commencement speech and boy was it a doozy. He said some things that could find himself in hot water with the Chiefs. (45:00) We have another Bally’s, Diamond Sports, RSN, and MLB update. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nikola Jokic is too good! The Knicks are 1 win away! Caitlin Clark struggles in her WNBA debut! Are the Jaguars still moving to London? (Episode 1052)

Today’s word of the day is ’prowl’ as in on the prowl as in Nuggets as in the Knicks as in playoff basketball. Nikola Jokic is incredible. He dominated the DPOY in Rudy Gobert. Rudy Gobert also had to pay a big fine for doing the money gesture at the refs! (12:00) Knicks fever! Get excited! One win away from a conference finals! (16:13) Caitlin Clark debuted in the WNBA. It was a shaky start for sure. 10 turnovers. Fever lost by 21 points. (21:00) NPPOD. (22:45) Are the Jaguars moving to London? Nope! Another new stadium deal! (34:00) Review: Last Stop in Yuma County. (36:33) Harrison Butker gave a commencement speech and boy was it a doozy. He said some things that could find himself in hot water with the Chiefs. (45:00) We have another Bally’s, Diamond Sports, RSN, and MLB update. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:42

15 May 24

NFL schedule slowly trickles out; Get excited for more Tom Brady! Where will Bronny James go? MLB teams that will buy or sell! (Episode 1051)

Today’s word of the day is ’greedy’ as in the NFL as in schedule release as in kickoff games as in networks as in Tom Brady as in Patrick Mahomes. The NFL continues to just win every offseason. It’s ridiculous! (11:05) LeBron James was wining it up at the Cavaliers playoff game last night. But it’s time to talk about Bronny James. Is he worth a draft pick? He was cleared medically by the NBA. (18:35) The Boston Celtics took a 3-1 series lead over the Cavaliers. No Donovan Mitchell, no matter. What about the Mavericks blowing a late home lead against the Thunder? Hit your free throws! (26:22) WNBA season is here. The Caitlin Clark era is here! (31:45) Review: Rather. (37:10) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about which teams will be buyers and who will be sellers. This early!? (45:00) MLB is on Roku. What does this say about the health of MLB broadcast rights?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NFL schedule slowly trickles out; Get excited for more Tom Brady! Where will Bronny James go? MLB teams that will buy or sell! (Episode 1051)

Today’s word of the day is ’greedy’ as in the NFL as in schedule release as in kickoff games as in networks as in Tom Brady as in Patrick Mahomes. The NFL continues to just win every offseason. It’s ridiculous! (11:05) LeBron James was wining it up at the Cavaliers playoff game last night. But it’s time to talk about Bronny James. Is he worth a draft pick? He was cleared medically by the NBA. (18:35) The Boston Celtics took a 3-1 series lead over the Cavaliers. No Donovan Mitchell, no matter. What about the Mavericks blowing a late home lead against the Thunder? Hit your free throws! (26:22) WNBA season is here. The Caitlin Clark era is here! (31:45) Review: Rather. (37:10) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about which teams will be buyers and who will be sellers. This early!? (45:00) MLB is on Roku. What does this say about the health of MLB broadcast rights?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:36

14 May 24

MLB Weekend in Review: Skenes debut, Senga health, Seth Lugo bargain! NBA Playoffs: Oakley not invited, why Murray wasn't suspended (Episode 1050)

Today’s word of the day is ’debut’ as in first career start as in Paul Skenes as in the Pittsburgh Pirates as in top prospects. Skenes made his first start against the Cubs and it was insane. One of the worst pitching innings in baseball happened after Skenes was removed. (8:11) Kodai Senga injury update! (14:30) The Yankees are heating up. Aaron Judge is heating up. Panic down. (17:00) Seth Lugo is performing at an elite level for the Royals. Who saw that coming? (21:50) The Knicks lost both road games to the Pacers. The Pacers blew them out the water in Game 4. Woof! (28:20) The Denver Nuggets have tied up the series vs the Minnesota Timberwolves. Can not count them out! (36:13) Review: Love Lies Bleeding. (39:50) The Suns have hired Mike Budenholzer to a huge contract. Another giant contract given away by Mat Ishbia. Why is he doing this? (44:20) Did anyone know the NBA draft lottery was yesterday? Atlanta Hawks are the draft lottery winners! A 3% chance and they did it! Sorry Pistons fans… another year another stinker and another loss in the lottery! (50:30) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

MLB Weekend in Review: Skenes debut, Senga health, Seth Lugo bargain! NBA Playoffs: Oakley not invited, why Murray wasn't suspended (Episode 1050)

Today’s word of the day is ’debut’ as in first career start as in Paul Skenes as in the Pittsburgh Pirates as in top prospects. Skenes made his first start against the Cubs and it was insane. One of the worst pitching innings in baseball happened after Skenes was removed. (8:11) Kodai Senga injury update! (14:30) The Yankees are heating up. Aaron Judge is heating up. Panic down. (17:00) Seth Lugo is performing at an elite level for the Royals. Who saw that coming? (21:50) The Knicks lost both road games to the Pacers. The Pacers blew them out the water in Game 4. Woof! (28:20) The Denver Nuggets have tied up the series vs the Minnesota Timberwolves. Can not count them out! (36:13) Review: Love Lies Bleeding. (39:50) The Suns have hired Mike Budenholzer to a huge contract. Another giant contract given away by Mat Ishbia. Why is he doing this? (44:20) Did anyone know the NBA draft lottery was yesterday? Atlanta Hawks are the draft lottery winners! A 3% chance and they did it! Sorry Pistons fans… another year another stinker and another loss in the lottery! (50:30) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51:44

13 May 24

Suns owner Mat Ishbia strikes again as he fires Frank Vogel after ONE season! NFL on Netflix on Christmas! What happened to the Cardinals? (Episode 1049)

Today’s word of the day is ’full support’ as in Frank Vogel as in Mat Ishbia as in the Phoenix Suns as in Kevin Durant as in Devin Booker. Vogel gets fired after one season. Signed a monster contract and that’s that. Booker and Durant keep cycling through coaches. What is happening? (12:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Hornets hiring an ast. coach from the Celtics who are in the playoffs. (18:23) We have a Patrick Beverley update. (20:00) Netflix in on Christmas? Netflix in on the NFL? Oh boy… remember when they didn’t want live sports? (29:21) Review: Monkey Man (35:40) NPPOD. (38:50) The St. Louis Cardinals have lost their way. (46:40) Is it time to trade Mason Miller? Will the Athletics get the best deal now? What is the trade value of a closer? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Suns owner Mat Ishbia strikes again as he fires Frank Vogel after ONE season! NFL on Netflix on Christmas! What happened to the Cardinals? (Episode 1049)

Today’s word of the day is ’full support’ as in Frank Vogel as in Mat Ishbia as in the Phoenix Suns as in Kevin Durant as in Devin Booker. Vogel gets fired after one season. Signed a monster contract and that’s that. Booker and Durant keep cycling through coaches. What is happening? (12:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Hornets hiring an ast. coach from the Celtics who are in the playoffs. (18:23) We have a Patrick Beverley update. (20:00) Netflix in on Christmas? Netflix in on the NFL? Oh boy… remember when they didn’t want live sports? (29:21) Review: Monkey Man (35:40) NPPOD. (38:50) The St. Louis Cardinals have lost their way. (46:40) Is it time to trade Mason Miller? Will the Athletics get the best deal now? What is the trade value of a closer? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:34

10 May 24

Pirates calling up young phenom Paul Skenes! Ohtani former interpreter to plead guilty! Another day, another streaming bundle! (Episode 1048)

Today’s word of the day is ’anticipation’ as in the Pittsburgh Pirates as in Paul Skenes. His time has come. He throws gas. He could be the next great. Why are the Pirates calling him up now? Why not wait? (11:20) Ippei Mizuhara will plead guilty to federal crimes. He used $17 million of Shohei Ohtani’s money to pay off gambling debts. What a wild case this has been. (19:30) The New York Knicks have done it again! 2-0 series lead. Playoff basketball. Jalen Brunson is a bad man! And Nikola Jokic has won his 3rd MVP. Wasn’t even close. (24:11) NPPOD. (31:46) Review: Inglorious Basterds. (36:00) It’s time to talk streaming bundles. Another day, another bundle. When will it end? (45:20) The WNBA is going to have chartered flights for players. It’s a new thing for them. Good for them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Pirates calling up young phenom Paul Skenes! Ohtani former interpreter to plead guilty! Another day, another streaming bundle! (Episode 1048)

Today’s word of the day is ’anticipation’ as in the Pittsburgh Pirates as in Paul Skenes. His time has come. He throws gas. He could be the next great. Why are the Pirates calling him up now? Why not wait? (11:20) Ippei Mizuhara will plead guilty to federal crimes. He used $17 million of Shohei Ohtani’s money to pay off gambling debts. What a wild case this has been. (19:30) The New York Knicks have done it again! 2-0 series lead. Playoff basketball. Jalen Brunson is a bad man! And Nikola Jokic has won his 3rd MVP. Wasn’t even close. (24:11) NPPOD. (31:46) Review: Inglorious Basterds. (36:00) It’s time to talk streaming bundles. Another day, another bundle. When will it end? (45:20) The WNBA is going to have chartered flights for players. It’s a new thing for them. Good for them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:49

9 May 24

Is the Astros dynasty over? GM says team still too good to be sellers! Japanese rookie aces and MLB's warning on "draft dodging" (Episode 1047)

Today’s word of the day is ’prophetic’ as in the Houston Astros as in dynasty as in Dana Brown as in when is it time to move on. The Astros have been bad this year. Pitching has been horrendous. Verlander is getting rocked. 11 games under .500. 0-5 vs the Yankees this season. Bu the GM says the team is too good to sell! (11:00) Shota Imanaga and Yoshinobu Yamamoto have found their grooves. Let’s talk about the contracts. Let’s talk about how good they have been. (18:12) MLB draft talk! The league sent memos to teams about draft dodging. Huh!? (32:20) We have 2 new tour dates! (35:40) Review: The Long Game. (38:05) NPPOD. (42:50) Commissioners met with the media to discuss what’s going on with gambling. In the fallout of Jontay Porter it’s all about integrity of the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Is the Astros dynasty over? GM says team still too good to be sellers! Japanese rookie aces and MLB's warning on "draft dodging" (Episode 1047)

Today’s word of the day is ’prophetic’ as in the Houston Astros as in dynasty as in Dana Brown as in when is it time to move on. The Astros have been bad this year. Pitching has been horrendous. Verlander is getting rocked. 11 games under .500. 0-5 vs the Yankees this season. Bu the GM says the team is too good to sell! (11:00) Shota Imanaga and Yoshinobu Yamamoto have found their grooves. Let’s talk about the contracts. Let’s talk about how good they have been. (18:12) MLB draft talk! The league sent memos to teams about draft dodging. Huh!? (32:20) We have 2 new tour dates! (35:40) Review: The Long Game. (38:05) NPPOD. (42:50) Commissioners met with the media to discuss what’s going on with gambling. In the fallout of Jontay Porter it’s all about integrity of the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:47

8 May 24

Knicks win Game 1 with VERY QUESTIONABLE late calls by officials! Is Pat Riley done with Jimmy? Bally's CEO on Athletics! (Episode 1046)

Today’s word of the day is ’preordained’ as in determined as in fate as in the Knicks won another thrilling finish against the Pacers in Game 1. The officiating was very questionable. The calls were very close. Some of them seemed like a joke. Is the NBA behind this? (9:20) The Timberwolves crushed the Nuggets. What a defensive effort. The reigning champs are down 2-0 now. Woof. (12:31) Pat Riley gave his end-of-season presser on the Heat. He had some things to say about Jimmy Butler. Will Butler get an extension? Will the Heat make big changes? (23:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Bally’s CEO on John Fisher’s attempt to relocate the Athletics. What did he have to say? (35:00) Review: The Idea of You. (40:00) Walker Buehler returned for the Dodgers yesterday after missing all of 2023. 2nd Tommy John surgery. Dodgers need him to be good, can he ever be great? (42:00) We have a new college football bowl game sponsor! (48:00) What is going on at college campuses?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Knicks win Game 1 with VERY QUESTIONABLE late calls by officials! Is Pat Riley done with Jimmy? Bally's CEO on Athletics! (Episode 1046)

Today’s word of the day is ’preordained’ as in determined as in fate as in the Knicks won another thrilling finish against the Pacers in Game 1. The officiating was very questionable. The calls were very close. Some of them seemed like a joke. Is the NBA behind this? (9:20) The Timberwolves crushed the Nuggets. What a defensive effort. The reigning champs are down 2-0 now. Woof. (12:31) Pat Riley gave his end-of-season presser on the Heat. He had some things to say about Jimmy Butler. Will Butler get an extension? Will the Heat make big changes? (23:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Bally’s CEO on John Fisher’s attempt to relocate the Athletics. What did he have to say? (35:00) Review: The Idea of You. (40:00) Walker Buehler returned for the Dodgers yesterday after missing all of 2023. 2nd Tommy John surgery. Dodgers need him to be good, can he ever be great? (42:00) We have a new college football bowl game sponsor! (48:00) What is going on at college campuses?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:41

7 May 24

Marlins start fire sale with trade of Luis Arráez! Lakers fire Darvin Ham! What a weekend of racing! (Episode 1045)

Today’s word of the day is ’future’ as in the Miami Marlins as in the San Diego Padres as in Luis Arráez has been traded already. It’s only May! Why would the Marlins do this now? What does this mean for the team’s future? Why did the Padres make this move so soon? (15:40) The Lakers have fired Darvin Ham. Two seasons is all he got. Why did LeBron James do this? (19:55) Alek Manoah returned for the Blue Jays and he got rocked. Blue Jays manager said the team still believes in him. Should they? (22:50) Patrick Beverley apologized for his antics. (31:08) Review: Roast of Tom Brady. (36:00) Upset city in the Miami Grand Prix. Lando Norris wins the race. Max Verstappen finishes second. (44:00) NPPOD. (47:35) We’ve got lawsuit talk! We’re back to the Tampa Bay Rays and what’s going on with the limited partners there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Marlins start fire sale with trade of Luis Arráez! Lakers fire Darvin Ham! What a weekend of racing! (Episode 1045)

Today’s word of the day is ’future’ as in the Miami Marlins as in the San Diego Padres as in Luis Arráez has been traded already. It’s only May! Why would the Marlins do this now? What does this mean for the team’s future? Why did the Padres make this move so soon? (15:40) The Lakers have fired Darvin Ham. Two seasons is all he got. Why did LeBron James do this? (19:55) Alek Manoah returned for the Blue Jays and he got rocked. Blue Jays manager said the team still believes in him. Should they? (22:50) Patrick Beverley apologized for his antics. (31:08) Review: Roast of Tom Brady. (36:00) Upset city in the Miami Grand Prix. Lando Norris wins the race. Max Verstappen finishes second. (44:00) NPPOD. (47:35) We’ve got lawsuit talk! We’re back to the Tampa Bay Rays and what’s going on with the limited partners there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:42

6 May 24

Nothing Personal Tour Live: A Night in New York City with Pablo Torre (4/29/24)

Nothing Personal Tour Part 1 wraps up live from New York City. I'm joined by my good friend Pablo Torre! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nothing Personal Tour Live: A Night in New York City with Pablo Torre (4/29/24)

Nothing Personal Tour Part 1 wraps up live from New York City. I'm joined by my good friend Pablo Torre! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

01:33:12

4 May 24

Knicks send 76ers home! Bucks eliminated and Pat Bev's likely suspension! ANOTHER Athletics & Vegas update (Episode 1044)

Today’s word of the day is ’40’ as in 40 points as in Jalen Brunson as in 3-straight games with 40 points as in goodbye 76ers. The process is over. Joel Embiid’s season is done again. (8:15) The Bucks have been eliminated by the Pacers. The Pacers have done it to the Bucks all season. Patrick Beverly is going to get fined big. Doc Rivers was a waste. Giannis was hurt. And Dame wasn’t enough. (17:10) NPPOD. (19:26) Another update on the Athletics in Vegas! This time it comes from an earnings call with a Bally’s executive. What did he have to say? (31:42) Review: The Talented Mr. Ripley (36:45) What are the Yankees going to do with Aaron Judge? He has been ice cold this year so far. Will Aaron Boone move him in the lineup? (43:06) MLB on Roku? It could be happening. Sunday morning on Roku. And players hate it! But what does it mean for the health of broadcasting rights? (49:20) What is happening with the NCAA? How close are we to players being employees? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Knicks send 76ers home! Bucks eliminated and Pat Bev's likely suspension! ANOTHER Athletics & Vegas update (Episode 1044)

Today’s word of the day is ’40’ as in 40 points as in Jalen Brunson as in 3-straight games with 40 points as in goodbye 76ers. The process is over. Joel Embiid’s season is done again. (8:15) The Bucks have been eliminated by the Pacers. The Pacers have done it to the Bucks all season. Patrick Beverly is going to get fined big. Doc Rivers was a waste. Giannis was hurt. And Dame wasn’t enough. (17:10) NPPOD. (19:26) Another update on the Athletics in Vegas! This time it comes from an earnings call with a Bally’s executive. What did he have to say? (31:42) Review: The Talented Mr. Ripley (36:45) What are the Yankees going to do with Aaron Judge? He has been ice cold this year so far. Will Aaron Boone move him in the lineup? (43:06) MLB on Roku? It could be happening. Sunday morning on Roku. And players hate it! But what does it mean for the health of broadcasting rights? (49:20) What is happening with the NCAA? How close are we to players being employees? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:38

3 May 24

Sixers buy tickets to keep Knicks fans out of Philly!? Deion Sanders honeymoon phase is OVER at Colorado! (Episode 1043)

Today’s word of the day is ’spooked’ as in scary hours as in the Knicks as in the Sixers as in playoff basketball! Sixers owners and old owners have purchased tickets to keep out Knicks fans! WHAT? How do you feel about this? (14:00) The Mavericks crushed the Clippers in Game 5. Where was Kawhi Leonard? (16:55) The Celtics gave the Heat a beatdown. Series over. Celtics move on. Is it time for the Heat to move on? (19:14) NPPOD. (20:35) It’s over for Deion Sanders and the Colorado honeymoon. The way he has handled adversity. The way he’s handled his critics. It’s a madhouse! (32:00) Review: Secret Life of Walter Mitty. (38:10) We should all be consultants. That’s the best grift. Sports consulting. (46:00) More stadiums and stadiums and stadiums. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sixers buy tickets to keep Knicks fans out of Philly!? Deion Sanders honeymoon phase is OVER at Colorado! (Episode 1043)

Today’s word of the day is ’spooked’ as in scary hours as in the Knicks as in the Sixers as in playoff basketball! Sixers owners and old owners have purchased tickets to keep out Knicks fans! WHAT? How do you feel about this? (14:00) The Mavericks crushed the Clippers in Game 5. Where was Kawhi Leonard? (16:55) The Celtics gave the Heat a beatdown. Series over. Celtics move on. Is it time for the Heat to move on? (19:14) NPPOD. (20:35) It’s over for Deion Sanders and the Colorado honeymoon. The way he has handled adversity. The way he’s handled his critics. It’s a madhouse! (32:00) Review: Secret Life of Walter Mitty. (38:10) We should all be consultants. That’s the best grift. Sports consulting. (46:00) More stadiums and stadiums and stadiums. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:40

2 May 24

MLB April in review: Biggest storylines, surprises, disappointments! Mike Trout is injured again! Just can't stay healthy (Episode 1042)

Today’s word of the day is ’17.2-20.3’ as in the percentage of the season that has past in MLB so far. April is over. First month of the season already done. Let’s go over top storylines, biggest surprises, and biggest disappointments! (8:55) What have the biggest surprises of April been? (14:30) What have the biggest disappointments been? (22:05) Mike Trout is injured again. Always. This time it’s his knee. (32:30) Review: The Who’s Tommy. (35:00) Let me talk about my favorite author. (41:30) NBA playoff updates. The Knicks blew it. Wonderful! (45:30) NPPOD. (49:00) We need to talk about Dave & Busters. What is going on? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB April in review: Biggest storylines, surprises, disappointments! Mike Trout is injured again! Just can't stay healthy (Episode 1042)

Today’s word of the day is ’17.2-20.3’ as in the percentage of the season that has past in MLB so far. April is over. First month of the season already done. Let’s go over top storylines, biggest surprises, and biggest disappointments! (8:55) What have the biggest surprises of April been? (14:30) What have the biggest disappointments been? (22:05) Mike Trout is injured again. Always. This time it’s his knee. (32:30) Review: The Who’s Tommy. (35:00) Let me talk about my favorite author. (41:30) NBA playoff updates. The Knicks blew it. Wonderful! (45:30) NPPOD. (49:00) We need to talk about Dave & Busters. What is going on? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:40

1 May 24

Lakers Decision Time: LeBron James' future, Darvin Ham's job; Huge moves happening with Paramount; Another Athletics update! (Episode 1041)

Today’s word of the day is ’ham-mered’ as in Darvin Ham is likely gone as in LeBron James can’t beat the Nuggets as in what are the Lakers going to do. Why would they invest in 40-year old LeBron? Why would they draft Bronny James? (14:10) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Bob Bakish and what’s going on at Paramount. (21:30) It’s time to talk about the Athletics again. Always the A’s. (31:00) Review: An American Bombing. (35:30) NPPOD. (38:00) Yankees and Orioles are playing a 4-game series. Orioles took Game 1. How meaningful is it? (42:30) F1 is having some problems. A cease and desist letter was sent by them over Trump fundraising! (47:10) Tyson v. Paul has been sanctioned. Give me a break!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Lakers Decision Time: LeBron James' future, Darvin Ham's job; Huge moves happening with Paramount; Another Athletics update! (Episode 1041)

Today’s word of the day is ’ham-mered’ as in Darvin Ham is likely gone as in LeBron James can’t beat the Nuggets as in what are the Lakers going to do. Why would they invest in 40-year old LeBron? Why would they draft Bronny James? (14:10) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Bob Bakish and what’s going on at Paramount. (21:30) It’s time to talk about the Athletics again. Always the A’s. (31:00) Review: An American Bombing. (35:30) NPPOD. (38:00) Yankees and Orioles are playing a 4-game series. Orioles took Game 1. How meaningful is it? (42:30) F1 is having some problems. A cease and desist letter was sent by them over Trump fundraising! (47:10) Tyson v. Paul has been sanctioned. Give me a break!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:33

30 Apr 24

Why did the Falcons draft Penix and pay Kirk Cousin!? MLBPA BLASTS Nike over uniforms! Orioles send Holliday back down! (Episode 1040)

Today’s word of the day is ’consensus loser’ as in mock drafts as real drafts as NFL draft as in Atlanta Falcons as in Kirk Cousins as in Michael Penix. What were the Falcons thinking? Let’s try and break down this selection of Penix Jr and why Atlanta would do this after giving Cousins $180 million. (12:00) David Tepper showed up to a Charlotte bar that had a sign that was critical of him outside it. Looks as if it was a friendly encounter, but was it necessary? (17:20) We have an update on the MLBPA fight against Nike’s uniforms. They blasted Nike over it. Not Fantatics! Wonder why… MLB did not comment. (24:35) Jackson Holliday was sent down to the Minors after 10 games. He hasn’t been good at the MLB level. (29:20) The Kansas City Chiefs & Royals are no longer working together on stadiums. Public voted against them. Now they’re against one another. (36:48) Review: Half Baked 2. (40:00) NPPOD. (43:00) The Phoenix Suns got swept in the first round. See ya. $260 million roster and they get nothing. Perfect. (47:20) Joel Embiid said he’s not calling out Philly fans but then called out Philly fans for all the Knicks fans that showed up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Why did the Falcons draft Penix and pay Kirk Cousin!? MLBPA BLASTS Nike over uniforms! Orioles send Holliday back down! (Episode 1040)

Today’s word of the day is ’consensus loser’ as in mock drafts as real drafts as NFL draft as in Atlanta Falcons as in Kirk Cousins as in Michael Penix. What were the Falcons thinking? Let’s try and break down this selection of Penix Jr and why Atlanta would do this after giving Cousins $180 million. (12:00) David Tepper showed up to a Charlotte bar that had a sign that was critical of him outside it. Looks as if it was a friendly encounter, but was it necessary? (17:20) We have an update on the MLBPA fight against Nike’s uniforms. They blasted Nike over it. Not Fantatics! Wonder why… MLB did not comment. (24:35) Jackson Holliday was sent down to the Minors after 10 games. He hasn’t been good at the MLB level. (29:20) The Kansas City Chiefs & Royals are no longer working together on stadiums. Public voted against them. Now they’re against one another. (36:48) Review: Half Baked 2. (40:00) NPPOD. (43:00) The Phoenix Suns got swept in the first round. See ya. $260 million roster and they get nothing. Perfect. (47:20) Joel Embiid said he’s not calling out Philly fans but then called out Philly fans for all the Knicks fans that showed up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:40

29 Apr 24

MAILBAG: NPDS Tour and more! Biggest sports business stories I'm following! Building a stadium!

It’s another mailbag! Sorry still out of the country! Did you enjoy the NFL draft? Did your team get everything right? (2:11) Someone asked me about the NPDS Tour and how things are going. Thank you for asking. (14:40) Let’s talk about the biggest sports business stories that interest me moving forward. It’s it just the RSNs? (28:40) Why aren’t cities building stadiums for multiple team use? (34:40) Someone asked me if there was something I wish I paid more attention to while building Marlins Park. (40:30) Do the Olympics still matter? Paris games are coming up in under 100 days. The clock is ticking. The Dream Team is there! (47:40) Someone asked me about my love of movies and how it relates to my life. What else would I have done? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MAILBAG: NPDS Tour and more! Biggest sports business stories I'm following! Building a stadium!

It’s another mailbag! Sorry still out of the country! Did you enjoy the NFL draft? Did your team get everything right? (2:11) Someone asked me about the NPDS Tour and how things are going. Thank you for asking. (14:40) Let’s talk about the biggest sports business stories that interest me moving forward. It’s it just the RSNs? (28:40) Why aren’t cities building stadiums for multiple team use? (34:40) Someone asked me if there was something I wish I paid more attention to while building Marlins Park. (40:30) Do the Olympics still matter? Paris games are coming up in under 100 days. The clock is ticking. The Dream Team is there! (47:40) Someone asked me about my love of movies and how it relates to my life. What else would I have done? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:51

26 Apr 24

Chicago Bears announce $5 BILLION stadium project day before NFL Draft! What will Jerry Jones do with Cowboys? Blake Snell to IL! (Episode 1039)

Today’s word of the day is ’rinse & repeat’ as in another stadium as in another press conference as in another handshake deal as in the Chicago Bears. Another big time announcement with renderings! (13:45) What are the Dallas Cowboys doing? Jerry Jones has decisions to make on all his top players. Micah Parsons the DE is up soon. Dak Prescott is up soon. CeeDee Lamb is up soon. Uh oh! (23:00) Quick side note on Deshaun Watson and his trip to Saudi Arabia. Are you kidding me? (28:30) Review: Milk. (32:50) Blake Snell is on the IL. Bad starts. Bad ERA. Now hurt. (42:30) NPPOD. (45:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the draft. How much goes into drafting or trading players when it comes to character vs talent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Chicago Bears announce $5 BILLION stadium project day before NFL Draft! What will Jerry Jones do with Cowboys? Blake Snell to IL! (Episode 1039)

Today’s word of the day is ’rinse & repeat’ as in another stadium as in another press conference as in another handshake deal as in the Chicago Bears. Another big time announcement with renderings! (13:45) What are the Dallas Cowboys doing? Jerry Jones has decisions to make on all his top players. Micah Parsons the DE is up soon. Dak Prescott is up soon. CeeDee Lamb is up soon. Uh oh! (23:00) Quick side note on Deshaun Watson and his trip to Saudi Arabia. Are you kidding me? (28:30) Review: Milk. (32:50) Blake Snell is on the IL. Bad starts. Bad ERA. Now hurt. (42:30) NPPOD. (45:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the draft. How much goes into drafting or trading players when it comes to character vs talent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:42

25 Apr 24

Ohtani and Betts red hot starts being held back by Dodgers pitching! Update on White Sox stadium plans; MAJOR FTC ANNOUNCEMENT! (Episode 1038)

Today’s word of the day is ’expectations’ as in the Dodgers as in World Series as in Shohei Ohtani as in Mookie Betts as in Freddie Freeman as in 100 games as in slow start. The Dodgers were supposed to be juggernauts, but why have they not performed like it? Ohtani and Betts have. The bats are alive, but the record is mediocre. (10:25) Hey, White Sox fans… are you ready for a new ballpark? Are you excited? Worst record in baseball, but Reinsdorf still wants a stadium deal with public money! (21:30) We have an update on the NBA TV rights deals. ESPN and TNT will be able to match ANY offers the NBA gets. Linear, yes. Streaming, yes. Will this impact bids from NBC or Apple or Amazon? (35:03) Review: Kiss Me Kosher. (39:30) NPPOD. (43:30) We have a MAJOR announcement from the FTC. Noncompete clauses.. goodbye! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ohtani and Betts red hot starts being held back by Dodgers pitching! Update on White Sox stadium plans; MAJOR FTC ANNOUNCEMENT! (Episode 1038)

Today’s word of the day is ’expectations’ as in the Dodgers as in World Series as in Shohei Ohtani as in Mookie Betts as in Freddie Freeman as in 100 games as in slow start. The Dodgers were supposed to be juggernauts, but why have they not performed like it? Ohtani and Betts have. The bats are alive, but the record is mediocre. (10:25) Hey, White Sox fans… are you ready for a new ballpark? Are you excited? Worst record in baseball, but Reinsdorf still wants a stadium deal with public money! (21:30) We have an update on the NBA TV rights deals. ESPN and TNT will be able to match ANY offers the NBA gets. Linear, yes. Streaming, yes. Will this impact bids from NBC or Apple or Amazon? (35:03) Review: Kiss Me Kosher. (39:30) NPPOD. (43:30) We have a MAJOR announcement from the FTC. Noncompete clauses.. goodbye! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:38

24 Apr 24

LeBron James and Joel Embiid call out refs! Aaron Boone gets ejected 5 pitches into a game! WHAT IS GOING ON!? (Episode 1037)

Today’s word of the day is ’mental fortitude’ as in running as in the London Marathon as in tired as in sore. Yes, I ran the marathon. Yes, I am exhausted. Yes, I’d do it again. (5:20) The Denver Nuggets have taken a 2-0 series lead on the Los Angeles Lakers. Nikola Jokic is too much, too good. But, the big story was LeBron James calling out the referees. Oh boy. (17:22) Even more drama in the Knicks and Sixers game. The Knicks score 6 points in 14 seconds. Were there fouls? Were there timeouts? None were called! (24:20) Aaron Boone’s ejection was caught on live video with audio. Shocking stuff for fans. MLB has a problem. (37:23) Review: Ripley. (38:24) What’s going on at college campuses is pretty stark. Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pulled his funding from Columbia. (48:00) What’s the latest on the Athletics move to Vegas? Is it happening? Is it not happening? (51:20) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

LeBron James and Joel Embiid call out refs! Aaron Boone gets ejected 5 pitches into a game! WHAT IS GOING ON!? (Episode 1037)

Today’s word of the day is ’mental fortitude’ as in running as in the London Marathon as in tired as in sore. Yes, I ran the marathon. Yes, I am exhausted. Yes, I’d do it again. (5:20) The Denver Nuggets have taken a 2-0 series lead on the Los Angeles Lakers. Nikola Jokic is too much, too good. But, the big story was LeBron James calling out the referees. Oh boy. (17:22) Even more drama in the Knicks and Sixers game. The Knicks score 6 points in 14 seconds. Were there fouls? Were there timeouts? None were called! (24:20) Aaron Boone’s ejection was caught on live video with audio. Shocking stuff for fans. MLB has a problem. (37:23) Review: Ripley. (38:24) What’s going on at college campuses is pretty stark. Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pulled his funding from Columbia. (48:00) What’s the latest on the Athletics move to Vegas? Is it happening? Is it not happening? (51:20) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:37

23 Apr 24

MAILBAG: London Marathon and running; NFL Draft Week! Fanatics and MLB's uniform problem

Mailbag time! I’m in London right now having just run the London Marathon. Someone asked me about getting started running a marathon. This is what you do. (12:35) NFL Draft week is here! It all happens on Thursday. What will the Bears do? What will the Commanders do? What will the Patriots do? (21:30) Let’s talk about beat reporters. Who controls them? Do teams do it? (33:45) Boras clients. Bad spring. Better fall? (41:33) Let’s talk about uniforms. It’s Fanatics now. Sweat everywhere. Now late orders to teams. Fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MAILBAG: London Marathon and running; NFL Draft Week! Fanatics and MLB's uniform problem

Mailbag time! I’m in London right now having just run the London Marathon. Someone asked me about getting started running a marathon. This is what you do. (12:35) NFL Draft week is here! It all happens on Thursday. What will the Bears do? What will the Commanders do? What will the Patriots do? (21:30) Let’s talk about beat reporters. Who controls them? Do teams do it? (33:45) Boras clients. Bad spring. Better fall? (41:33) Let’s talk about uniforms. It’s Fanatics now. Sweat everywhere. Now late orders to teams. Fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52:05

22 Apr 24

Nothing Personal Tour Live: A Night in Pittsburgh

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Nothing Personal Tour Live: A Night in Pittsburgh

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01:32:50

21 Apr 24

Nothing Personal Tour Live: A Night in Nashville (4/15/24)

Nothing Personal Tour Live from Nashville! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nothing Personal Tour Live: A Night in Nashville (4/15/24)

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01:28:56

20 Apr 24

NHL Hockey is going to Utah! Goodbye, Arizona! Hello, Salt Lake City!; INJURIES STINK! Will Heat and Pelicans overcome them? (Episode 1036)

Today’s word of the day is ’relocated’ as in relocation as in Arizona as in Utah as in Coyotes as in *blank* as in hockey! The team has been sold to Ryan Smith, the owner of the Utah Jazz. But! The Coyotes name and likeness stays in Arizona. Oh? (21:30) NPPOD. Let’s talk about NBA playoff injuries. Jimmy Butler hurt. Zion Williamson hurt. (34:10) Review: Steve Martin Documentary. (38:40) Mets are at the Dodgers tonight. Remember when the Mets were bad? Remember when the Dodgers would go 162-0? (44:20) We have another update on Larry Nassar. Disgrace. Disgusting. Pathetic. (50:50) Let’s talk about Boban and the free chicken shots. Should the NBA have an issue with this? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NHL Hockey is going to Utah! Goodbye, Arizona! Hello, Salt Lake City!; INJURIES STINK! Will Heat and Pelicans overcome them? (Episode 1036)

Today’s word of the day is ’relocated’ as in relocation as in Arizona as in Utah as in Coyotes as in *blank* as in hockey! The team has been sold to Ryan Smith, the owner of the Utah Jazz. But! The Coyotes name and likeness stays in Arizona. Oh? (21:30) NPPOD. Let’s talk about NBA playoff injuries. Jimmy Butler hurt. Zion Williamson hurt. (34:10) Review: Steve Martin Documentary. (38:40) Mets are at the Dodgers tonight. Remember when the Mets were bad? Remember when the Dodgers would go 162-0? (44:20) We have another update on Larry Nassar. Disgrace. Disgusting. Pathetic. (50:50) Let’s talk about Boban and the free chicken shots. Should the NBA have an issue with this? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:45

19 Apr 24

NBA bans Jontay Porter for gambling violations! Robert Kraft vs Bill Belichick!?; What's happened to the White Sox, Rockies, & Astros!? (Episode 1035)

Today’s word of the day is ’banned’ as in gambling as in NBA as in Jontay Porter as in Adam Silver as in see ya. Jontay Porter, younger brother of Michael Porter Jr, has been banned from the NBA. Betting on games… really? Giving confidential information away? Bad bad bad! (14:40) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me if Robert Kraft would really torpedo Bill Belichick’s chances at a job with the Falcons… whoa. (27:50) Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once. (30:00) What has happened to the Chicago White Sox? They are bad. They have been bad. Will it get any better? (36:45) What has happened to the Colorado Rockies? They are bad. They have been bad. Will it get any better? (40:00) What happened to the Houston Astros? Bad bullpen. Bad pitching. Big money to them. (45:00) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NBA bans Jontay Porter for gambling violations! Robert Kraft vs Bill Belichick!?; What's happened to the White Sox, Rockies, & Astros!? (Episode 1035)

Today’s word of the day is ’banned’ as in gambling as in NBA as in Jontay Porter as in Adam Silver as in see ya. Jontay Porter, younger brother of Michael Porter Jr, has been banned from the NBA. Betting on games… really? Giving confidential information away? Bad bad bad! (14:40) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me if Robert Kraft would really torpedo Bill Belichick’s chances at a job with the Falcons… whoa. (27:50) Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once. (30:00) What has happened to the Chicago White Sox? They are bad. They have been bad. Will it get any better? (36:45) What has happened to the Colorado Rockies? They are bad. They have been bad. Will it get any better? (40:00) What happened to the Houston Astros? Bad bullpen. Bad pitching. Big money to them. (45:00) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:52

18 Apr 24

Is the Warriors dynasty officially done? WNBA draws record-breaking viewership: can they capitalize on Caitlin Clark's impact? (Episode 1034)

Today’s word of the day is ’the end’ as in it’s the end of the dynasty as we know it as in the Golden State Warriors as in see ya. The Kings beat the Warriors by 24 in the play-in tournament. Klay Thompson missed every shot he took. Steph Curry couldn’t get hot. What happens next? (11:00) The Lakers have advanced to the playoffs. Now they play the Denver Nuggets. LeBron and Anthony Davis vs Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray… again! But a big shoutout to Zion Williamson and his performance last night. (16:30) The WNBA draft was the biggest ever. Blew MLB & NHL out of the water. Caitlin Clark’s impact is real. Can the WNBA capitalize on this? (34:50) Review: Boys State. (39:45) Did you watch the Masters? The final round was down 20%. YIKES! (45:30) NPPOD. (47:50) Jerry Reinsdorf is going to take his teams off NBC and put them on Stadium. Who owns Stadium? Reisndorf! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Is the Warriors dynasty officially done? WNBA draws record-breaking viewership: can they capitalize on Caitlin Clark's impact? (Episode 1034)

Today’s word of the day is ’the end’ as in it’s the end of the dynasty as we know it as in the Golden State Warriors as in see ya. The Kings beat the Warriors by 24 in the play-in tournament. Klay Thompson missed every shot he took. Steph Curry couldn’t get hot. What happens next? (11:00) The Lakers have advanced to the playoffs. Now they play the Denver Nuggets. LeBron and Anthony Davis vs Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray… again! But a big shoutout to Zion Williamson and his performance last night. (16:30) The WNBA draft was the biggest ever. Blew MLB & NHL out of the water. Caitlin Clark’s impact is real. Can the WNBA capitalize on this? (34:50) Review: Boys State. (39:45) Did you watch the Masters? The final round was down 20%. YIKES! (45:30) NPPOD. (47:50) Jerry Reinsdorf is going to take his teams off NBC and put them on Stadium. Who owns Stadium? Reisndorf! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:44

17 Apr 24

Caitlin Clark WNBA Era has begun! Tyler Glasnow drops MLB truth bomb about pitchers! Let's explain the Marlins decision on Meyer (Episode 1033)

Today’s word of the day is ’fever’ as in Indiana Fever as in Caitlin Clark as in the WNBA draft as in expansion. Caitlin Clark was the first pick in the WNBA draft. Did you watch? Did you know? What’s next for the league - expansion? growth? TV deal? (9:00) Tyler Glasnow went on a podcast and said some things that many won’t be happy to hear. He talked about throwing hard and getting hurt. The same things we say happens here! (18:25) California politicians are mad at Shohei Ohtani. Why? TAXES! (31:30) Review: Snack Shack. (35:15) The Marlins optioned its best pitcher yesterday. Max Meyer is coming back from Tommy John surgery. Why was this move made? (42:40) NPPOD. (47:10) We have an update on the Rashee Rice incident. Drag racing. Crashing. Leaving the scene. Now being sued. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Caitlin Clark WNBA Era has begun! Tyler Glasnow drops MLB truth bomb about pitchers! Let's explain the Marlins decision on Meyer (Episode 1033)

Today’s word of the day is ’fever’ as in Indiana Fever as in Caitlin Clark as in the WNBA draft as in expansion. Caitlin Clark was the first pick in the WNBA draft. Did you watch? Did you know? What’s next for the league - expansion? growth? TV deal? (9:00) Tyler Glasnow went on a podcast and said some things that many won’t be happy to hear. He talked about throwing hard and getting hurt. The same things we say happens here! (18:25) California politicians are mad at Shohei Ohtani. Why? TAXES! (31:30) Review: Snack Shack. (35:15) The Marlins optioned its best pitcher yesterday. Max Meyer is coming back from Tommy John surgery. Why was this move made? (42:40) NPPOD. (47:10) We have an update on the Rashee Rice incident. Drag racing. Crashing. Leaving the scene. Now being sued. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:45

16 Apr 24

NBA regular season is over! Playoff time! MLB velocity problem continues! Jackson Holliday's very tough start to career (Episode 1032)

Today’s word of the day is ’82’ as in the NBA regular season is over, but first we have to talk Boston Marathon! It’s today! (3:13) Alright, it’s time for some NBA talk. Did you know the regular season ended? Here’s what stood out to me! (14:40) How did the weekend go for baseball? Strider Tommy John surgery. Jackson Holliday tough start. More problems with velocity. (32:27) Review: Scoop. (36:45) The Masters! Did you watch? It was all Scottie Scheffler! What about Tiger Woods? Not great! (41:30) NPPOD. (43:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Bad Bunny and his MLB agency. What happened here? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NBA regular season is over! Playoff time! MLB velocity problem continues! Jackson Holliday's very tough start to career (Episode 1032)

Today’s word of the day is ’82’ as in the NBA regular season is over, but first we have to talk Boston Marathon! It’s today! (3:13) Alright, it’s time for some NBA talk. Did you know the regular season ended? Here’s what stood out to me! (14:40) How did the weekend go for baseball? Strider Tommy John surgery. Jackson Holliday tough start. More problems with velocity. (32:27) Review: Scoop. (36:45) The Masters! Did you watch? It was all Scottie Scheffler! What about Tiger Woods? Not great! (41:30) NPPOD. (43:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Bad Bunny and his MLB agency. What happened here? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:39

15 Apr 24

Nothing Personal Live Tour: A Night in Boston with Dave McGillivray (4/10/24)

Nothing Personal Live Tour in Boston! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nothing Personal Live Tour: A Night in Boston with Dave McGillivray (4/10/24)

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01:26:58

14 Apr 24

Nothing Personal Tour Live: A Night in Atlanta featuring Dan Uggla and Juju Gotti (4/8/24)

Nothing Personal Tour continues on from Atlanta! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nothing Personal Tour Live: A Night in Atlanta featuring Dan Uggla and Juju Gotti (4/8/24)

Nothing Personal Tour continues on from Atlanta! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

01:30:22

13 Apr 24

Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter stole $16 MILLION from him, placed 19,000 bets and down $40 MILLION! WHAT!?!?!?! (Episode 1031)

Today’s word of the day is ‘affidavit’ as in 37 pages as in Ippei as in Shohei Ohtani as in FBI as in gambling as in $16 million. This Ohtani has exploded. His former translator is accused of stealing $16 million now. WHAT!? (20:30) O.J. Simpson died at the age of 76 from cancer. Let’s talk about his legacy. (34:20) Review: One Love. (39:20) Jordan Montgomery has fired Scott Boras. It happened. (44:10) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter stole $16 MILLION from him, placed 19,000 bets and down $40 MILLION! WHAT!?!?!?! (Episode 1031)

Today’s word of the day is ‘affidavit’ as in 37 pages as in Ippei as in Shohei Ohtani as in FBI as in gambling as in $16 million. This Ohtani has exploded. His former translator is accused of stealing $16 million now. WHAT!? (20:30) O.J. Simpson died at the age of 76 from cancer. Let’s talk about his legacy. (34:20) Review: One Love. (39:20) Jordan Montgomery has fired Scott Boras. It happened. (44:10) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:46

12 Apr 24

Shohei Ohtani off the hook!? Former interpreter to plead guilty!?; Arizona Coyotes moving to Salt Lake City!? (Episode 1030)

Today’s word of the day is ‘guilty plea’ as in Ippei as in Shohei Ohtani as in theft as in fraud as in Dodgers. What happened? Did Shohei gamble on sports? Did he know anything? The feds are saying no right now. (9:44) Are the Coyotes moving from Arizona to Salt Lake City? Goodbye, Phoenix? No Tempe? No Scottsdale? How would this work? (19:32) I need to update you all on yesterday’s trademark discussion about the Las Vegas Athletics. (27:00) Review: Valley Girl. (31:15) Adam Silver has a lot going on. Playoffs starting. New TV rights deal. WNBA growth. Now he’s got betting problems. Timberwolves problems. (44:00) NPPOD. (45:40) It’s Masters week! Get excited!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Shohei Ohtani off the hook!? Former interpreter to plead guilty!?; Arizona Coyotes moving to Salt Lake City!? (Episode 1030)

Today’s word of the day is ‘guilty plea’ as in Ippei as in Shohei Ohtani as in theft as in fraud as in Dodgers. What happened? Did Shohei gamble on sports? Did he know anything? The feds are saying no right now. (9:44) Are the Coyotes moving from Arizona to Salt Lake City? Goodbye, Phoenix? No Tempe? No Scottsdale? How would this work? (19:32) I need to update you all on yesterday’s trademark discussion about the Las Vegas Athletics. (27:00) Review: Valley Girl. (31:15) Adam Silver has a lot going on. Playoffs starting. New TV rights deal. WNBA growth. Now he’s got betting problems. Timberwolves problems. (44:00) NPPOD. (45:40) It’s Masters week! Get excited!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:36

11 Apr 24

Orioles call up top prospect Jackson Holliday! Emotional day for the Boston Red Sox; Former Dodgers pitcher charged & will never pitch in MLB again (Episode 1029)

Today’s word of the day is ‘window’ as in wins as in success as in Houston Astros as in Toronto Blue Jays as in the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles have called up its top prospect Jackson Holliday. The Orioles won 101 games last season. They have a young team filled with young prospects. But why did the Orioles make this move now? (11:20) What an emotional day for the Boston Red Sox. The team honored the 2004 champions. The team honored Tim Wakefield. The team lost to the Orioles. The team lost Trevor Story for the season. (20:32) Julio Urias is done. His career is over. The former Dodgers ace is a free agent and will stay that way. Charged with 5 misdemeanors for domestic violence incident. 2nd time he’s been involved in this in his career. (33:12) Review: Endgame. (37:01) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about John Fisher, the mess, team valuations, trademarks, and more! (47:05) NPPOD. (48:20) It’s time we update on the late spring signings. What happened to Blake Snell? J.D. Martinez? Jordan Montgomery? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Orioles call up top prospect Jackson Holliday! Emotional day for the Boston Red Sox; Former Dodgers pitcher charged & will never pitch in MLB again (Episode 1029)

Today’s word of the day is ‘window’ as in wins as in success as in Houston Astros as in Toronto Blue Jays as in the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles have called up its top prospect Jackson Holliday. The Orioles won 101 games last season. They have a young team filled with young prospects. But why did the Orioles make this move now? (11:20) What an emotional day for the Boston Red Sox. The team honored the 2004 champions. The team honored Tim Wakefield. The team lost to the Orioles. The team lost Trevor Story for the season. (20:32) Julio Urias is done. His career is over. The former Dodgers ace is a free agent and will stay that way. Charged with 5 misdemeanors for domestic violence incident. 2nd time he’s been involved in this in his career. (33:12) Review: Endgame. (37:01) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about John Fisher, the mess, team valuations, trademarks, and more! (47:05) NPPOD. (48:20) It’s time we update on the late spring signings. What happened to Blake Snell? J.D. Martinez? Jordan Montgomery? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:44

10 Apr 24

UConn basketball goes back-to-back! Can WNBA capitalize on NCAA Women's TV boom!? MORE AND MORE PITCHING INJURIES! (Episode 1028)

Today’s word of the day is ‘champion’ as in UConn as in back-to-back as in dynasty as in college basketball runs through Connecticut. UConn smoked Purdue in the championship game last night, 75-60. Made it look easy. (9:33) What is the WNBA going to do? Can the TV money come in? Is the Caitlin Clark impact going to reach that league? How can they capitalize right now? (21:20) More pitching problems! More elbow soreness! Framber Valdez hurt! Gerrit Cole speaks out! Justin Verlander speaks out! Shane Bieber speaks out! (37:00) Review: Origin. (44:00) The Miami Marlins quietly declined Skip Schumaker’s deal for 2025. Why? He was just manager of the year! (49:09) Arte Moreno did something hilarious over the weekend. We have to talk about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UConn basketball goes back-to-back! Can WNBA capitalize on NCAA Women's TV boom!? MORE AND MORE PITCHING INJURIES! (Episode 1028)

Today’s word of the day is ‘champion’ as in UConn as in back-to-back as in dynasty as in college basketball runs through Connecticut. UConn smoked Purdue in the championship game last night, 75-60. Made it look easy. (9:33) What is the WNBA going to do? Can the TV money come in? Is the Caitlin Clark impact going to reach that league? How can they capitalize right now? (21:20) More pitching problems! More elbow soreness! Framber Valdez hurt! Gerrit Cole speaks out! Justin Verlander speaks out! Shane Bieber speaks out! (37:00) Review: Origin. (44:00) The Miami Marlins quietly declined Skip Schumaker’s deal for 2025. Why? He was just manager of the year! (49:09) Arte Moreno did something hilarious over the weekend. We have to talk about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:44

9 Apr 24

South Carolina's perfect season ends with title win over Caitlin Clark!; MLB has a pitching problem: what will fix it!? (Episode 1027)

Today’s word of the day is ‘undefeated’ as in perfect season as in South Carolina as in Dawn Staley as in Caitlin Clark. What a tournament it was for the women’s side. Breaking records. Breaking viewership records. What happens next? (12:55) John Calipari is leaving Kentucky! For Arkansas!? (17:05) NPPOD. (20:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? What is happening with these pitcher injuries!? Is it the pitch clock? Is it velocity? (33:26) Review: Life & Beth S2. (36:08) Stephen Strasburg has officially retired. He hasn’t pitched since 2022. He hasn’t pitched much since 2019. (42:10) Angels broadcaster Wayne Randazzo went off on MLB during a broadcast. All the issues. All the problems. Woof. (49:20) We’ve got some Scott Boras news. Because Scott Boras needs to stay in the news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

South Carolina's perfect season ends with title win over Caitlin Clark!; MLB has a pitching problem: what will fix it!? (Episode 1027)

Today’s word of the day is ‘undefeated’ as in perfect season as in South Carolina as in Dawn Staley as in Caitlin Clark. What a tournament it was for the women’s side. Breaking records. Breaking viewership records. What happens next? (12:55) John Calipari is leaving Kentucky! For Arkansas!? (17:05) NPPOD. (20:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? What is happening with these pitcher injuries!? Is it the pitch clock? Is it velocity? (33:26) Review: Life & Beth S2. (36:08) Stephen Strasburg has officially retired. He hasn’t pitched since 2022. He hasn’t pitched much since 2019. (42:10) Angels broadcaster Wayne Randazzo went off on MLB during a broadcast. All the issues. All the problems. Woof. (49:20) We’ve got some Scott Boras news. Because Scott Boras needs to stay in the news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:39

8 Apr 24

Nothing Personal Live Tour: A night in Philadelphia! (4/2/24)

The inaugural Nothing Personal Live Tour has kicked off! First stop was in Philadelphia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nothing Personal Live Tour: A night in Philadelphia! (4/2/24)

The inaugural Nothing Personal Live Tour has kicked off! First stop was in Philadelphia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

01:30:04

6 Apr 24

Athletics officially in Sacramento (for now) - What did John Fisher, Vivek Ranadivé, and Rob Manfred say; Did the Dodgers bully a fan over Ohtani home run ball? (Episode 1026)

Today’s word of the day is ‘intimate’ as in closeness as in personal as in the Athletics are moving to Sacramento for an interim period. A 14,000 seat ballpark that hosts a Triple-A team. John Fisher spoke. Vivek Ranadivé spoke. Dave Kaval spoke. Mayors are speaking. (17:25) Let’s try and investigate what happened with Shohei Ohtani’s first home run ball. Did the Dodgers bully a fan? (36:25) Review: The Lionheart. (39:36) Marlins young ace Eury Perez is getting Tommy John. Bad news. Sad news. The Marlins cannot afford to lose anymore pitching. (46:50) NPPOD - Final Four is here! (49:45) We have a little issue in New York City. No not that issue or that issue or that issue. But the NY Marathon problem. Met Transportation Authority tried to squeeze the marathon officials for $750K! What? The Governor said absolutely not! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Athletics officially in Sacramento (for now) - What did John Fisher, Vivek Ranadivé, and Rob Manfred say; Did the Dodgers bully a fan over Ohtani home run ball? (Episode 1026)

Today’s word of the day is ‘intimate’ as in closeness as in personal as in the Athletics are moving to Sacramento for an interim period. A 14,000 seat ballpark that hosts a Triple-A team. John Fisher spoke. Vivek Ranadivé spoke. Dave Kaval spoke. Mayors are speaking. (17:25) Let’s try and investigate what happened with Shohei Ohtani’s first home run ball. Did the Dodgers bully a fan? (36:25) Review: The Lionheart. (39:36) Marlins young ace Eury Perez is getting Tommy John. Bad news. Sad news. The Marlins cannot afford to lose anymore pitching. (46:50) NPPOD - Final Four is here! (49:45) We have a little issue in New York City. No not that issue or that issue or that issue. But the NY Marathon problem. Met Transportation Authority tried to squeeze the marathon officials for $750K! What? The Governor said absolutely not! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:47

5 Apr 24

Is a college football SUPER LEAGUE coming!?; When do MLB teams press the panic button!?; Is Sacramento trying to steal the Athletics? (Episode 1025)

Today’s word of the day is ‘super league’ as in college football as in promotion as relegation as in no more conferences. That’s what’s happening now. We have leaders of the new college world trying to do things to fundamentally change college sports. Is a super league even able to happen? Even college basketball is looking for more alternatives. Fox is launching its own NIT alternative. (12:50) Let’s talk about when to hit the panic button in baseball. Steve Cohen spoke with CNBC about the slow start, about spending money. What about the Marlins? (25:00) We still have to talk about LIV and PGA. The drama continues. The merger has yet to happen. And now the players are starting to get upset. (33:30) Review: About Time. (38:10) Let me discuss Larry Lucchino and his life, and legacy. (41:01) NPPOD. (42:40) Another update on the Oakland Athletics. The team reportedly met with Sacramento officials about playing there for the next 3 seasons. Or is Sacramento trying to leverage a moment? (50:20) Let’s end the show with some settlement talk. Pat Fitzgerald filed a huge lawsuit against Northwestern over wrongful termination. Northwestern wanted it to go away… a judge has said not so fast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Is a college football SUPER LEAGUE coming!?; When do MLB teams press the panic button!?; Is Sacramento trying to steal the Athletics? (Episode 1025)

Today’s word of the day is ‘super league’ as in college football as in promotion as relegation as in no more conferences. That’s what’s happening now. We have leaders of the new college world trying to do things to fundamentally change college sports. Is a super league even able to happen? Even college basketball is looking for more alternatives. Fox is launching its own NIT alternative. (12:50) Let’s talk about when to hit the panic button in baseball. Steve Cohen spoke with CNBC about the slow start, about spending money. What about the Marlins? (25:00) We still have to talk about LIV and PGA. The drama continues. The merger has yet to happen. And now the players are starting to get upset. (33:30) Review: About Time. (38:10) Let me discuss Larry Lucchino and his life, and legacy. (41:01) NPPOD. (42:40) Another update on the Oakland Athletics. The team reportedly met with Sacramento officials about playing there for the next 3 seasons. Or is Sacramento trying to leverage a moment? (50:20) Let’s end the show with some settlement talk. Pat Fitzgerald filed a huge lawsuit against Northwestern over wrongful termination. Northwestern wanted it to go away… a judge has said not so fast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:51

4 Apr 24

Kansas City vote: does a NO vote mean the Chiefs AND Royals are leaving!?; Latest update on the Oakland and the Athletics! (Episode 1024)

Today’s word of the day is ‘cheesesteak’ as in Philly as in live in Philadelphia as in my first live show. What a night. What an experience. (3:30) What a moment for women’s sports! Iowa-LSU shattered records in viewership. Caitlin Clark effect is real! (9:30) Kansas City said NO to the sales tax. Does this mean the Chiefs and Royals are leaving town? (21:10) Ted Leonsis is keeping his teams in D.C. after saying he was going to Virginia. Oh? Why is that? (30:10) Review: To Kill a Tiger. (35:20) Let’s talk about Oakland and the Athletics again. What happened at the BIG meeting? (48:02) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Kansas City vote: does a NO vote mean the Chiefs AND Royals are leaving!?; Latest update on the Oakland and the Athletics! (Episode 1024)

Today’s word of the day is ‘cheesesteak’ as in Philly as in live in Philadelphia as in my first live show. What a night. What an experience. (3:30) What a moment for women’s sports! Iowa-LSU shattered records in viewership. Caitlin Clark effect is real! (9:30) Kansas City said NO to the sales tax. Does this mean the Chiefs and Royals are leaving town? (21:10) Ted Leonsis is keeping his teams in D.C. after saying he was going to Virginia. Oh? Why is that? (30:10) Review: To Kill a Tiger. (35:20) Let’s talk about Oakland and the Athletics again. What happened at the BIG meeting? (48:02) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:52

3 Apr 24

Iowa's Caitlin Clark drops 41 in win vs LSU to advance to Final Four! We have the first no-hitter of the MLB season! MAJOR votes in Kansas City tonight! (Episode 1023)

Today’s word of the day is ‘palindrome’ as in same forwards as backwards as in today’s date as in what are we talking about? Let’s get to women’s college basketball. Caitlin Clark. Angel Reese. Iowa. LSU. What a moment. What a night! But something Angel Reese said postgame was really upsetting. Let’s discuss. (13:00) NPPOD. We’ve got a no-hitter! First of the season! Ronel Blanco of the Astros! (21:35) Tony Clark’s pay was released. He’s made about $4 million last year. Is this important? Should we care? (32:35) Review: Apples Never Falls. (38:00) We have a major vote in Kansas City today. Will the Royals and Chiefs receive funding for stadiums? Vote yes or Vote no! (46:00) We have a shareholder fight at Disney! Get the gloves! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Iowa's Caitlin Clark drops 41 in win vs LSU to advance to Final Four! We have the first no-hitter of the MLB season! MAJOR votes in Kansas City tonight! (Episode 1023)

Today’s word of the day is ‘palindrome’ as in same forwards as backwards as in today’s date as in what are we talking about? Let’s get to women’s college basketball. Caitlin Clark. Angel Reese. Iowa. LSU. What a moment. What a night! But something Angel Reese said postgame was really upsetting. Let’s discuss. (13:00) NPPOD. We’ve got a no-hitter! First of the season! Ronel Blanco of the Astros! (21:35) Tony Clark’s pay was released. He’s made about $4 million last year. Is this important? Should we care? (32:35) Review: Apples Never Falls. (38:00) We have a major vote in Kansas City today. Will the Royals and Chiefs receive funding for stadiums? Vote yes or Vote no! (46:00) We have a shareholder fight at Disney! Get the gloves! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:47

2 Apr 24

MLB Opening Weekend takeaways! Athletics attendance woes and new Oakland offer! NCAA should be ASHAMED of what happened ahead of NC State v. Texas! (Episode 1022)

Today’s word of the day is ‘early returns’ as in baseball is back as in weekend baseball is back as in Juan Soto as in Mookie Betts as in the Angels as in the Athletics. What am I even talking about? Yankees swept the Astros in Houston! Mookie Betts is unreal for the Dodgers! The Angels had a team meeting after 2 games! Is that a record? And the Oakland Athletics attendance is no good, very bad — and now Oakland has a new stadium lease offer. (24:20) March Madness! The men’s Final Four is set. NC State is on a Cinderella run! Purdue! Alabama first ever Final Four! And UCONN is looking for back-to-back! (32:10) NPPOD. (37:30) Review: One Day. (39:50) What the heck happened in the Women’s NCAA Tournament game between NC State and Texas? The 3-point line was the wrong length? What? How does this even happen? (48:08) The latest twist in the Timberwolves saga is a mean one! Glen Taylor told Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore to kick rocks. Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore are now on a rampage to try and get the Timberwolves from Glen Taylor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB Opening Weekend takeaways! Athletics attendance woes and new Oakland offer! NCAA should be ASHAMED of what happened ahead of NC State v. Texas! (Episode 1022)

Today’s word of the day is ‘early returns’ as in baseball is back as in weekend baseball is back as in Juan Soto as in Mookie Betts as in the Angels as in the Athletics. What am I even talking about? Yankees swept the Astros in Houston! Mookie Betts is unreal for the Dodgers! The Angels had a team meeting after 2 games! Is that a record? And the Oakland Athletics attendance is no good, very bad — and now Oakland has a new stadium lease offer. (24:20) March Madness! The men’s Final Four is set. NC State is on a Cinderella run! Purdue! Alabama first ever Final Four! And UCONN is looking for back-to-back! (32:10) NPPOD. (37:30) Review: One Day. (39:50) What the heck happened in the Women’s NCAA Tournament game between NC State and Texas? The 3-point line was the wrong length? What? How does this even happen? (48:08) The latest twist in the Timberwolves saga is a mean one! Glen Taylor told Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore to kick rocks. Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore are now on a rampage to try and get the Timberwolves from Glen Taylor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:57

1 Apr 24

Dodgers and Orioles look GOOD, Athletics abysmal attendance will continue! Why did the Timberwolves sale to ARod collapse!? (Episode 1021)

Today’s word of the day is ‘commencer’ as in something French that David said as in Opening Day was here as in what happened in baseball. The Dodgers look great. The Orioles look great. The Diamondbacks look great! Reviews and reviews and reviews! (23:00) What happened with the Timberwolves sale!? It as supposed to be a done deal for Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore to become majority owners and then yesterday Glen Taylor said, nope! HUH!? (34:22) Review: The Beekeeper. (37:20) NPPOD. (40:08) We finally have an update on Wander Franco. He’s on administrative leave until June 1. He will still be paid. (42:50) Draymond Green was ejected again. Draymond Green apologized again. The Warriors cannot have this happen any longer. (47:30) The crypto man is now in jail. Sam Bankman-Fried was sentenced to 25 years in prison. See ya! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dodgers and Orioles look GOOD, Athletics abysmal attendance will continue! Why did the Timberwolves sale to ARod collapse!? (Episode 1021)

Today’s word of the day is ‘commencer’ as in something French that David said as in Opening Day was here as in what happened in baseball. The Dodgers look great. The Orioles look great. The Diamondbacks look great! Reviews and reviews and reviews! (23:00) What happened with the Timberwolves sale!? It as supposed to be a done deal for Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore to become majority owners and then yesterday Glen Taylor said, nope! HUH!? (34:22) Review: The Beekeeper. (37:20) NPPOD. (40:08) We finally have an update on Wander Franco. He’s on administrative leave until June 1. He will still be paid. (42:50) Draymond Green was ejected again. Draymond Green apologized again. The Warriors cannot have this happen any longer. (47:30) The crypto man is now in jail. Sam Bankman-Fried was sentenced to 25 years in prison. See ya! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:53

29 Mar 24

MLB OPENING DAY IS HERE! Are the Yankees good? How are the Dodgers spending this much!? The Baltimore Orioles have a new owner! (Episode 1020)

Today’s word of the day is ‘opening day’ as in baseball is back as in no more offseason as in real games as in home runs as in strikeouts as in World Series. It’s here and it’s beautiful. (9:00) Let’s do some predictions! Win total season people! Do you believe in the Yankees? Can the Diamondbacks replicate their run from last year? How about the Athletics? Another sad season coming for the A’s. (14:45) NPPOD. (17:30) David Rubenstein is now the owner of the Baltimore Orioles. No more Angelos in Baltimore. What is the future of the team? How does this vote go? (24:30) The Dodgers just keep spending! More and more and more money. More and more and more deferrals! Will Smith gets $140 million! (31:08) Review: The King’s Speech. (37:20) The Washington Wizards & Capitals are staying in D.C. Why? Because it always happens this way! (42:22) Caitlin Clark got a monster offer from Ice Cube to play in the Big 3. $5 Million! Will she accept? Probably not. (45:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about incentives and if teams would actual sit a player so they wouldn’t collect. Interesting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB OPENING DAY IS HERE! Are the Yankees good? How are the Dodgers spending this much!? The Baltimore Orioles have a new owner! (Episode 1020)

Today’s word of the day is ‘opening day’ as in baseball is back as in no more offseason as in real games as in home runs as in strikeouts as in World Series. It’s here and it’s beautiful. (9:00) Let’s do some predictions! Win total season people! Do you believe in the Yankees? Can the Diamondbacks replicate their run from last year? How about the Athletics? Another sad season coming for the A’s. (14:45) NPPOD. (17:30) David Rubenstein is now the owner of the Baltimore Orioles. No more Angelos in Baltimore. What is the future of the team? How does this vote go? (24:30) The Dodgers just keep spending! More and more and more money. More and more and more deferrals! Will Smith gets $140 million! (31:08) Review: The King’s Speech. (37:20) The Washington Wizards & Capitals are staying in D.C. Why? Because it always happens this way! (42:22) Caitlin Clark got a monster offer from Ice Cube to play in the Big 3. $5 Million! Will she accept? Probably not. (45:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about incentives and if teams would actual sit a player so they wouldn’t collect. Interesting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:47

28 Mar 24

MLB Predictions and stories to follow this season! MVP! World Series! Disappointments! Scott Boras officially loses the offseason (Episode 1019)

Today’s word of the day is ‘limb’ as in out on a limb as in predictions as in 2024 MLB season is here! Let’s start things off with Jordan Montgomery and the Diamondbacks first. Day before the season starts and we have a signing. The Diamondbacks made it to the World Series last season and are all in this season. (6:10) Alright, let’s get to some predictions! What to watch for! Stories to follow! MVP! World Series! We predict it all! (25:20) ESPN is likely to opt-out of its broadcast deal with MLB. Why? Is this a sign things are bad for baseball? (32:35) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about how MLB would handle a suspension for a player with deferred money. (36:50) Review: Miller’s Girl. (39:30) Did you see this story about the Utah women’s basketball team? Subjected to racial threats in Idaho as part of the tournament. What is happening? (44:35) NPPOD. (45:50) We have more updates from the NFL owners meetings. More new rules. More games on weekdays. More kickoff changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB Predictions and stories to follow this season! MVP! World Series! Disappointments! Scott Boras officially loses the offseason (Episode 1019)

Today’s word of the day is ‘limb’ as in out on a limb as in predictions as in 2024 MLB season is here! Let’s start things off with Jordan Montgomery and the Diamondbacks first. Day before the season starts and we have a signing. The Diamondbacks made it to the World Series last season and are all in this season. (6:10) Alright, let’s get to some predictions! What to watch for! Stories to follow! MVP! World Series! We predict it all! (25:20) ESPN is likely to opt-out of its broadcast deal with MLB. Why? Is this a sign things are bad for baseball? (32:35) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about how MLB would handle a suspension for a player with deferred money. (36:50) Review: Miller’s Girl. (39:30) Did you see this story about the Utah women’s basketball team? Subjected to racial threats in Idaho as part of the tournament. What is happening? (44:35) NPPOD. (45:50) We have more updates from the NFL owners meetings. More new rules. More games on weekdays. More kickoff changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:53

27 Mar 24

Shohei Ohtani says he NEVER bet on baseball or any other sport!; NBA has some explaining to do after Jontay Porter prop bet investigation! (Episode 1018)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dishonest’ as in where is the truth as in not a press conference as in Shohei Ohtani as in Ippei as in the Dodgers as in gambling. Why did Ohtani do that? Why would his lawyers and reps and the team have him do that? Press not allowed to ask questions? (15:20) We have another gambling issue. This time in the NBA with Jontay Porter of the Raptors. Prop bet problems. (25:00) We have new rules in the NFL. No more hip-drop tackles. Defense is NOT happy about the change. (35:30) Review: Ricky Stanicky. (38:20) What is going on with Deion Sanders? He said his son and Travis Hunter will pick their NFL teams. Interesting. (45:00) NPPOD. (48:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Buffalo Bills new stadium and the price of season tickets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Shohei Ohtani says he NEVER bet on baseball or any other sport!; NBA has some explaining to do after Jontay Porter prop bet investigation! (Episode 1018)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dishonest’ as in where is the truth as in not a press conference as in Shohei Ohtani as in Ippei as in the Dodgers as in gambling. Why did Ohtani do that? Why would his lawyers and reps and the team have him do that? Press not allowed to ask questions? (15:20) We have another gambling issue. This time in the NBA with Jontay Porter of the Raptors. Prop bet problems. (25:00) We have new rules in the NFL. No more hip-drop tackles. Defense is NOT happy about the change. (35:30) Review: Ricky Stanicky. (38:20) What is going on with Deion Sanders? He said his son and Travis Hunter will pick their NFL teams. Interesting. (45:00) NPPOD. (48:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Buffalo Bills new stadium and the price of season tickets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:51

26 Mar 24

MLB opens investigation into Shohei Ohtani! What does this mean for Ohtani and the Dodgers!?; Is the fight for power inside the MLBPA over!? (Episode 1017)

Today’s word of the day is ‘clarity’ as in crystal clear as in details as in maybe the truth as in Shohei Ohtani is expected to meet the media today. He has yet to address the media since the firing of his interpreter in South Korea over the alleged illegal gambling or theft or whatever it is has happened. (16:30) Everyone is excited for Opening Day and it’s all bad news right now. MLBPA fighting. Power struggles. Where’s the baseball? (26:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Jackson Holliday and the Orioles and service time manipulation! (36:55) Review: Quiet on the Set. (42:20) What is going on LSU head coach Kim Mulkey? Going after a Washington Post writer. Let’s discuss the hit piece stopper. (46:38) The NCAA had to pull a ref from the women’s tournament over a conflict of interest! What are we doing!? (50:20) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB opens investigation into Shohei Ohtani! What does this mean for Ohtani and the Dodgers!?; Is the fight for power inside the MLBPA over!? (Episode 1017)

Today’s word of the day is ‘clarity’ as in crystal clear as in details as in maybe the truth as in Shohei Ohtani is expected to meet the media today. He has yet to address the media since the firing of his interpreter in South Korea over the alleged illegal gambling or theft or whatever it is has happened. (16:30) Everyone is excited for Opening Day and it’s all bad news right now. MLBPA fighting. Power struggles. Where’s the baseball? (26:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Jackson Holliday and the Orioles and service time manipulation! (36:55) Review: Quiet on the Set. (42:20) What is going on LSU head coach Kim Mulkey? Going after a Washington Post writer. Let’s discuss the hit piece stopper. (46:38) The NCAA had to pull a ref from the women’s tournament over a conflict of interest! What are we doing!? (50:20) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:31

25 Mar 24

Dodgers fire Shohei Ohtani's interpreter over alleged 'MASSIVE THEFT' after close to $4.5 million in gambling debt! (Episode 1016)

Today’s word of the day is ‘translate’ as in translator as in Shohei Ohtani as in Ippei Mizuhara as in gambling. What is happening here? Did Ohtani have a gambling problem? Was his money stolen by his interpreter? Is Ohtani going to get suspended? WHAT IS GOING ON!? (20:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about why the MLB season started in South Korea with games being played with West Coast teams. (30:35) NPPOD. (32:45) Review: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. (36:50) Let’s talk about employees stealing from employers. It happened in Jacksonville. It may have happened with Ohtani. And now it’s happened with the Minnesota Timberwolves. (44:00) The NFL rules are changing. Every year it’s something new. Is it for the players? Is it for the fans? (49:25) Yamamoto got shelled in his first start for the Dodgers. Bad start, that’s it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dodgers fire Shohei Ohtani's interpreter over alleged 'MASSIVE THEFT' after close to $4.5 million in gambling debt! (Episode 1016)

Today’s word of the day is ‘translate’ as in translator as in Shohei Ohtani as in Ippei Mizuhara as in gambling. What is happening here? Did Ohtani have a gambling problem? Was his money stolen by his interpreter? Is Ohtani going to get suspended? WHAT IS GOING ON!? (20:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about why the MLB season started in South Korea with games being played with West Coast teams. (30:35) NPPOD. (32:45) Review: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. (36:50) Let’s talk about employees stealing from employers. It happened in Jacksonville. It may have happened with Ohtani. And now it’s happened with the Minnesota Timberwolves. (44:00) The NFL rules are changing. Every year it’s something new. Is it for the players? Is it for the fans? (49:25) Yamamoto got shelled in his first start for the Dodgers. Bad start, that’s it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:38

21 Mar 24

A bomb threat before Dodgers-Padres in Korea!? MLBPA just got even uglier! Jazz Chisholm calls out former teammates! (Episode 1015)

Today’s word of the day is ‘opening day lite’ as in Dodgers as in Padres as in South Korea. Why is it happening now? Why is next week Opening Day for every other team? Something crazy has happened before the game even started… a bomb threat! (5:15) There is a Game of Thrones happening inside the MLBPA right now like we’ve never seen. Scott Boras. Bruce Meyer. Tony Clark. Howard Marino. Players. Agents. Whoa! (17:00) Jazz Chisholm spoke on The Pivot podcast and called out his former veterans. Why? What was the goal of that? (30:00) Review: Wonka. (32:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Nationals owner Mark Lerner writing a letter to the fans. (41:20) What is going on in the ACC? Another lawsuit! This time it’s Clemson! They’ve joined FSU in trying to get out of the TV deal. (48:50) What is happening with the sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves? Is Alex Rodriguez in trouble? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

A bomb threat before Dodgers-Padres in Korea!? MLBPA just got even uglier! Jazz Chisholm calls out former teammates! (Episode 1015)

Today’s word of the day is ‘opening day lite’ as in Dodgers as in Padres as in South Korea. Why is it happening now? Why is next week Opening Day for every other team? Something crazy has happened before the game even started… a bomb threat! (5:15) There is a Game of Thrones happening inside the MLBPA right now like we’ve never seen. Scott Boras. Bruce Meyer. Tony Clark. Howard Marino. Players. Agents. Whoa! (17:00) Jazz Chisholm spoke on The Pivot podcast and called out his former veterans. Why? What was the goal of that? (30:00) Review: Wonka. (32:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Nationals owner Mark Lerner writing a letter to the fans. (41:20) What is going on in the ACC? Another lawsuit! This time it’s Clemson! They’ve joined FSU in trying to get out of the TV deal. (48:50) What is happening with the sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves? Is Alex Rodriguez in trouble? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:34

20 Mar 24

Blake Snell FINALLY signs! MAJOR FIGHTING inside the MLBPA! Trevor Bauer is back... with a Mexican pro team? (Episode 1014)

Today’s word of the day is ‘definitive loss’ as in Blake Snell as in Scott Boras as in the San Francisco Giants. Why is this a loss for Snell? Is this a loss for Boras? (8:50) We have fighting! The MLBPA is reportedly facing a mutiny. What is happening? Is another lockout coming? (23:15) There are so many injuries. The Houston Astros lost another pitcher. Bryce Harper has a back issue. Byron Buxton has a back injury. (36:15) Review: Ferrari. (41:20) The Bauer Hour is back! Bauer announced he’s going to pitch against the Yankees… as part of a Mexican pro team! (45:00) The Big East is mad. Every school that misses the tournament is mad. More statements. More words. (50:45) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Blake Snell FINALLY signs! MAJOR FIGHTING inside the MLBPA! Trevor Bauer is back... with a Mexican pro team? (Episode 1014)

Today’s word of the day is ‘definitive loss’ as in Blake Snell as in Scott Boras as in the San Francisco Giants. Why is this a loss for Snell? Is this a loss for Boras? (8:50) We have fighting! The MLBPA is reportedly facing a mutiny. What is happening? Is another lockout coming? (23:15) There are so many injuries. The Houston Astros lost another pitcher. Bryce Harper has a back issue. Byron Buxton has a back injury. (36:15) Review: Ferrari. (41:20) The Bauer Hour is back! Bauer announced he’s going to pitch against the Yankees… as part of a Mexican pro team! (45:00) The Big East is mad. Every school that misses the tournament is mad. More statements. More words. (50:45) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:41

19 Mar 24

MLB season starts this week! Dodgers v. Padres! What did Cohen have to say about Mets!? Justin Fields & Kenny Pickett traded! (Episode 1013)

Today’s word of the day is ‘two sleeps’ as in baseball is back as in the Dodgers as in the Padres as in Seoul as in Opening Day as in the Mets as in the Marlins as in the Cardinals! Ohtani and the Dodgers kicks things off on Wednesday against the Padres. (8:35) Eury Perez is being shutdown. It is bad news for the Marlins. Why did they say it was a blister!? (12:00) What’s going on in Mets land? Steve Cohen met the media to talk Pete Alonso, to talk expectations, to talk farm system. Fun times! (16:20) Why did the Cardinals extend Oli Marmol? What was the point before this season? (25:00) Review: Madame Web. (27:23) Let’s talk football. The Steelers signed Russell Wilson, traded Kenny Pickett, and then traded for Justin Fields. Wow. Why did they trade Pickett? Why did the Bears accept so little? (35:00) March Madness is here! Go Yale! Go Wisconsin! But what about all these teams saying no to the NIT? Ridiculous! (42:30) NPPOD. What happened to scoring in NBA games? (47:40) A chocolate scheme in Maryland is crazy. The PTSA treasurer used $29,000 of chocolate sales on himself and gambling! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB season starts this week! Dodgers v. Padres! What did Cohen have to say about Mets!? Justin Fields & Kenny Pickett traded! (Episode 1013)

Today’s word of the day is ‘two sleeps’ as in baseball is back as in the Dodgers as in the Padres as in Seoul as in Opening Day as in the Mets as in the Marlins as in the Cardinals! Ohtani and the Dodgers kicks things off on Wednesday against the Padres. (8:35) Eury Perez is being shutdown. It is bad news for the Marlins. Why did they say it was a blister!? (12:00) What’s going on in Mets land? Steve Cohen met the media to talk Pete Alonso, to talk expectations, to talk farm system. Fun times! (16:20) Why did the Cardinals extend Oli Marmol? What was the point before this season? (25:00) Review: Madame Web. (27:23) Let’s talk football. The Steelers signed Russell Wilson, traded Kenny Pickett, and then traded for Justin Fields. Wow. Why did they trade Pickett? Why did the Bears accept so little? (35:00) March Madness is here! Go Yale! Go Wisconsin! But what about all these teams saying no to the NIT? Ridiculous! (42:30) NPPOD. What happened to scoring in NBA games? (47:40) A chocolate scheme in Maryland is crazy. The PTSA treasurer used $29,000 of chocolate sales on himself and gambling! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51:29

18 Mar 24

Is MLB Spring Breakout a good enough showcase for young stars?; Are the Chiefs threatening to leave Kansas City!? (Episode 1012)

Today’s word of the day is ‘breakout’ as in Spring Training and Spring Breakouts as in the inaugural MLB showcase. Did you watch the games? Did you see the top prospects? (9:10) Who is the Yankees Opening Day starter? Not Gerrit Cole. Not Carlos Rodon. Not Marcus Stroman. (13:10) What is going on with the Kansas City Chiefs? Are the moving? Are they threatening to move? (26:30) Review: Agrylle. (29:12) Penguins heist. No not stolen Penguins! Stole Jaromir Jags bobbleheads! (32:40) Aaron Rodgers was forced to release a statement. Politics! (34:40) NPPOD. (36:35) Nick Saban can’t stop talking. Retired and now he hates college football. NIL is out of control, but is he the right person to tell us? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Is MLB Spring Breakout a good enough showcase for young stars?; Are the Chiefs threatening to leave Kansas City!? (Episode 1012)

Today’s word of the day is ‘breakout’ as in Spring Training and Spring Breakouts as in the inaugural MLB showcase. Did you watch the games? Did you see the top prospects? (9:10) Who is the Yankees Opening Day starter? Not Gerrit Cole. Not Carlos Rodon. Not Marcus Stroman. (13:10) What is going on with the Kansas City Chiefs? Are the moving? Are they threatening to move? (26:30) Review: Agrylle. (29:12) Penguins heist. No not stolen Penguins! Stole Jaromir Jags bobbleheads! (32:40) Aaron Rodgers was forced to release a statement. Politics! (34:40) NPPOD. (36:35) Nick Saban can’t stop talking. Retired and now he hates college football. NIL is out of control, but is he the right person to tell us? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

47:10

15 Mar 24

Padres trade for Dylan Cease!; Yankees ace Gerrit Cole done for at least 1-2 months!; Aaron Rodgers... Welcome to politics! (Episode 1011)

Today’s word of the day is ‘PSA’ as in Preller Strikes Again as in the San Diego Padres have traded for Dylan Cease from the Chicago White Sox. Grade the trade! You get an A! You get a B! Wait, but you get an A! Let’s talk about why each team made these trades. Why did the Padres make this trade? What is the White Sox plan? (13:45) Gerrit Cole really is injured. The Yankees do wha the Yankees do. Still haven’t given a definitive timeline. But he’ll be out. Bad news. (21:08) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about team doctors. Dr. Neal ElAttrache is the Dodgers team doctor, but he’s also the No. 1 doctor that other players see. (31:47) Review: Gladiator. (36:00) Aaron Rodgers. Welcome to politics. (47:10) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Padres trade for Dylan Cease!; Yankees ace Gerrit Cole done for at least 1-2 months!; Aaron Rodgers... Welcome to politics! (Episode 1011)

Today’s word of the day is ‘PSA’ as in Preller Strikes Again as in the San Diego Padres have traded for Dylan Cease from the Chicago White Sox. Grade the trade! You get an A! You get a B! Wait, but you get an A! Let’s talk about why each team made these trades. Why did the Padres make this trade? What is the White Sox plan? (13:45) Gerrit Cole really is injured. The Yankees do wha the Yankees do. Still haven’t given a definitive timeline. But he’ll be out. Bad news. (21:08) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about team doctors. Dr. Neal ElAttrache is the Dodgers team doctor, but he’s also the No. 1 doctor that other players see. (31:47) Review: Gladiator. (36:00) Aaron Rodgers. Welcome to politics. (47:10) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46:58

14 Mar 24

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. may want AARON RODGERS as his VP!?; Yankees injuries continue to pile up as Judge joins Cole in MRI World (Episode 1010)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dummy call’ as in a fake audible as in a fugazi as in Aaron Rodgers as Vice President… what!? Yup, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has Rodgers as a potential candidate. Is this real life? (11:06) Another day, another Yankees injury. Aaron Judge this time with an MRI on his abs. Gerrit Cole MRI results still aren’t out. All is well with the Yankees. (24:50) Review: The ABCs of Book Banning. (30:25) The State of the State of Florida. What’s happening there? Why it’s important. (33:50) NPPOD. (38:12) Let’s talk cap space! Patrick Mahomes restructures his deal for Chiefs cap space. Fun! (45:00) We finally have the result of the Jaguars employee who stole milllllions from the team. He got 6 1/2 years! Woof. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. may want AARON RODGERS as his VP!?; Yankees injuries continue to pile up as Judge joins Cole in MRI World (Episode 1010)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dummy call’ as in a fake audible as in a fugazi as in Aaron Rodgers as Vice President… what!? Yup, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has Rodgers as a potential candidate. Is this real life? (11:06) Another day, another Yankees injury. Aaron Judge this time with an MRI on his abs. Gerrit Cole MRI results still aren’t out. All is well with the Yankees. (24:50) Review: The ABCs of Book Banning. (30:25) The State of the State of Florida. What’s happening there? Why it’s important. (33:50) NPPOD. (38:12) Let’s talk cap space! Patrick Mahomes restructures his deal for Chiefs cap space. Fun! (45:00) We finally have the result of the Jaguars employee who stole milllllions from the team. He got 6 1/2 years! Woof. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46:53

13 Mar 24

UH OH! Yankees ace Gerrit Cole getting MRI on elbow! NFL Free Agency: Barkley v. Tiki, BIG business of Kirk Cousins (Episode 1009)

Today’s word of the day is ‘elbow discomfort’ as in fatigue as in MRI as in Gerrit Cole as in the Yankees. UH OH! Bad news bears once again for Boone and Cashman. Let’s talk about the MRI process. The news process. And what all this could mean. (14:50) Saquon Barkley left the Giants for rival Eagles. Big no no to some. Tiki Barber took exception to this and called out Barkley. Barkley then responded. Let’s discuss the RB market and should there be loyalty. (22:22) Kirk Cousins makes money. That’s it. Just good enough. Smart enough. Lucky enough. (30:16) Review: The Teachers’ Lounge. (33:36) What happened with J.D. Davis and the San Francisco Giants. He won his arbitration hearing, but now find himself out of a job. HUH? (45:45) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UH OH! Yankees ace Gerrit Cole getting MRI on elbow! NFL Free Agency: Barkley v. Tiki, BIG business of Kirk Cousins (Episode 1009)

Today’s word of the day is ‘elbow discomfort’ as in fatigue as in MRI as in Gerrit Cole as in the Yankees. UH OH! Bad news bears once again for Boone and Cashman. Let’s talk about the MRI process. The news process. And what all this could mean. (14:50) Saquon Barkley left the Giants for rival Eagles. Big no no to some. Tiki Barber took exception to this and called out Barkley. Barkley then responded. Let’s discuss the RB market and should there be loyalty. (22:22) Kirk Cousins makes money. That’s it. Just good enough. Smart enough. Lucky enough. (30:16) Review: The Teachers’ Lounge. (33:36) What happened with J.D. Davis and the San Francisco Giants. He won his arbitration hearing, but now find himself out of a job. HUH? (45:45) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

47:15

12 Mar 24

2024 Oscars Recap from the extra Stained Carpet! Trevor Bauer pitches... did you watch?; Are the Bears now staying IN Chicago? (Episode 1008)

Today’s word of the day is ‘stained carpet’ as in the Oscars as in the Academy Awards as in watch party as in Oppenheimer as in Jimmy Kimmel as in John Cena as in Emma Stone as in Barbie as in movies! Let’s do a little recap of the night and what happened. (13:20) Did you see Trevor Bauer pitch? Did ya? He pitched for the Asian Breeze against a bunch of minor leaguers and no one watched. No scouts there. Is it over? (22:20) Mookie Betts is now the shortstop for the Dodgers. No longer 2nd baseman. What happened? What goes into a move like this and why so close to start of season? (34:25) Rudy Gobert has been fined $100K by the NBA. He did a money gesture to the refs. And then doubled down after the game. Woof. (40:00) NPPOD. (42:30) What are the Bears doing? No more Arlington Heights? Back to the city? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2024 Oscars Recap from the extra Stained Carpet! Trevor Bauer pitches... did you watch?; Are the Bears now staying IN Chicago? (Episode 1008)

Today’s word of the day is ‘stained carpet’ as in the Oscars as in the Academy Awards as in watch party as in Oppenheimer as in Jimmy Kimmel as in John Cena as in Emma Stone as in Barbie as in movies! Let’s do a little recap of the night and what happened. (13:20) Did you see Trevor Bauer pitch? Did ya? He pitched for the Asian Breeze against a bunch of minor leaguers and no one watched. No scouts there. Is it over? (22:20) Mookie Betts is now the shortstop for the Dodgers. No longer 2nd baseman. What happened? What goes into a move like this and why so close to start of season? (34:25) Rudy Gobert has been fined $100K by the NBA. He did a money gesture to the refs. And then doubled down after the game. Woof. (40:00) NPPOD. (42:30) What are the Bears doing? No more Arlington Heights? Back to the city? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46:50

11 Mar 24

Netflix to air Jake Paul v. Mike Tyson fight... HUH!?; Ben Simmons career is OVER!; Trevor Bauer is pitching for which team!? (Episode 1007)

Today’s word of the day is ‘jab’ as in punch as in uppercut as in hook as in Jake Paul as in Mike Tyson as in Netflix. What is happening? What is Netflix doing? (13:35) Is Ben Simmons’ career over? The millions and millions and millions of dollars he’s been paid to not play. Often hurt Simmons is out for the year again. Woof. (29:00) Review: Perfect Days. (34:55) Trevor Bauer is back in baseball. On a foreign travel team that you have to pay to play for. Huh….. (39:36) NPPOD. (41:33) Is the Wizards/Capitals move to Virginia dead? It sure looks like it despite what Ted Leonsis and the Virginia governor are saying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Netflix to air Jake Paul v. Mike Tyson fight... HUH!?; Ben Simmons career is OVER!; Trevor Bauer is pitching for which team!? (Episode 1007)

Today’s word of the day is ‘jab’ as in punch as in uppercut as in hook as in Jake Paul as in Mike Tyson as in Netflix. What is happening? What is Netflix doing? (13:35) Is Ben Simmons’ career over? The millions and millions and millions of dollars he’s been paid to not play. Often hurt Simmons is out for the year again. Woof. (29:00) Review: Perfect Days. (34:55) Trevor Bauer is back in baseball. On a foreign travel team that you have to pay to play for. Huh….. (39:36) NPPOD. (41:33) Is the Wizards/Capitals move to Virginia dead? It sure looks like it despite what Ted Leonsis and the Virginia governor are saying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49:12

8 Mar 24

Spring Training overreactions: Yamamoto struggles in 2nd start; Rodon can't find his velo!; Nick Saban sounds off on why he retired! (Episode 1006)

Today’s word of the day is ‘overreaction’ as in this players stinks as in he’ll never be good again as in he’s the best player we’ve ever seen! What are we talking about? MLB Spring Training! Yoshinobu Yamamoto had a bad start… STINKS! Carlos Rodon still can’t find his fastball… this actually might not be an overreaction! Juan Soto is scorching! (11:00) Nick Saban had enough. That’s why he left coaching. He sounded off to ESPN on his decision. (24:45) Review: Sound of Metal. (30:50) NPPOD. (32:50) What is happening in Chicago with stadiums? Bears want a stadium. White Sox want a stadium. (41:10) The same thing is happening in Kansas City. Stadiums! Stadiums! Stadiums! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Spring Training overreactions: Yamamoto struggles in 2nd start; Rodon can't find his velo!; Nick Saban sounds off on why he retired! (Episode 1006)

Today’s word of the day is ‘overreaction’ as in this players stinks as in he’ll never be good again as in he’s the best player we’ve ever seen! What are we talking about? MLB Spring Training! Yoshinobu Yamamoto had a bad start… STINKS! Carlos Rodon still can’t find his fastball… this actually might not be an overreaction! Juan Soto is scorching! (11:00) Nick Saban had enough. That’s why he left coaching. He sounded off to ESPN on his decision. (24:45) Review: Sound of Metal. (30:50) NPPOD. (32:50) What is happening in Chicago with stadiums? Bears want a stadium. White Sox want a stadium. (41:10) The same thing is happening in Kansas City. Stadiums! Stadiums! Stadiums! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

47:16

7 Mar 24

MLB Spring Training: Injuries, injuries, & injuries!; We FINALLY have the new Athletics stadium renderings for Las Vegas! (Episode 1005)

Today’s word of the day is ‘injuries, injuries, injuries!’ as in Lucas Giolito as in Sonny Gray as in Justin Verlander as in Kyle Bradish as in Kodai Senga. It’s all about spring training injuries and teams trying to avoid this. Giolito signs a big deal for the Red Sox and now he’s done. Sonny Gray will likely miss Opening Day with a hamstring. Justin Verlander will start on the IL. (15:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Athletics new renderings… hahahaha. (29:45) Review: All of Us Strangers. (34:00) Let’s talk about the Dartmouth basketball union vote. What happened? What happens next? (43:10) NPPOD. (44:05) Arch Manning has opted out of EA Sports 2025 college football game. Why? To focus on playing field… huh? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MLB Spring Training: Injuries, injuries, & injuries!; We FINALLY have the new Athletics stadium renderings for Las Vegas! (Episode 1005)

Today’s word of the day is ‘injuries, injuries, injuries!’ as in Lucas Giolito as in Sonny Gray as in Justin Verlander as in Kyle Bradish as in Kodai Senga. It’s all about spring training injuries and teams trying to avoid this. Giolito signs a big deal for the Red Sox and now he’s done. Sonny Gray will likely miss Opening Day with a hamstring. Justin Verlander will start on the IL. (15:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Athletics new renderings… hahahaha. (29:45) Review: All of Us Strangers. (34:00) Let’s talk about the Dartmouth basketball union vote. What happened? What happens next? (43:10) NPPOD. (44:05) Arch Manning has opted out of EA Sports 2025 college football game. Why? To focus on playing field… huh? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

47:17

6 Mar 24

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