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Podcast: NBA Report - Spurs Fall Out of Playoff Contention, Celtics Injuries (03-13-18)

March 13th, 2018


Chris and Dave are back for this week's NBA Report.  The Spurs face a crossroads, falling out of playoff contention, and still without Kawhi Leonard.   Pop is set to talk with Leonard as they negotiate his return date.  What do the Spurs have left for the stretch run?   Later a look at the Celtics' devastating injuries, the Lakers hot performance at home, the Cavs miserable West Coast road trip, and more from the NBA as the league winds down its regular season.


Podcast: 2018 NCAA Tournament Selection Recap with John and Andy (03-12-18)

March 12th, 2018


John in CT and Andy in Seattle join Dave to cover the trainwreck 2018 NCAA Selection Show and it's ill suited new show format.  Why did they decide to reveal all 68 teams in Alphabetical order within ten minutes?  Plus we look at the snubs and the unworthy selections, then a preview of each region for the NCAA Tournament, including some thoughts on the First Four Round Tuesday and Wednseday.


Podcast: NBA Report - Dumping the One-and-Done, Red Hot Rockets, Blazers, Pelicans (03-06-18)

March 6th, 2018


Chris in GA and Dave are back to cover the NBA's intentions to dump the one-and-done rule for college players, in favor of enhancing the G-League as an alternate development path for players out of high school.   Later we look at the half dozen red-hot teams in the NBA.  The Rockets are on a 15 game winning streak, along with the Blazers who are also on fire.  Later Chris and Dave freestyle with other topics around the Association.


Podcast: 2018 Oscars Preview with ACQ and Andy in Seattle (02-28-18)

February 28th, 2018


A Couple Quickies and Andy in Seattle join Dave for this year's Oscars Preview.  First we cover all the top nominees for Best Picture: The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Get Out, Lady Bird, and others.   Plus we cover some other scenarios with the nominees including Best Actor, Best Actress, and other categories.


Podcast: NBA Report - Turmoil in Dallas, All Star Recap, New Playoff Format Ideas (02-27-18)

February 27th, 2018


Chris and Dave are back for this week's NBA Report.  The Mavericks are rocked after the media unearthed a long running sexual harrassment scandal in their organization.  We look at the aftermath and ask how much was owner Mark Cuban to blame for his former PR and CEO guys abuse of countless female staffers.  Also this week, a recap of All Star Weekend in Los Angeles, new talk about a 1 through 16 intra-conference seeded playoff format, and updates on the hottest teams in February including the Raptors, Rockets, Jazz, Lakers, Wizards, and more.


Podcast: NBA Report - Cavs Overhaul, Trade Deadline Recap, Paul Pierce Night (02-12-18)

February 12th, 2018


On this week's "NBA Report" podcast, Chris and Dave look at the massive overhaul of the Cavs roster at the trade deadline.  Three moves that could have saved the season for LeBron and company.   Is it enough to make them the favorites in the East?   Later, we recap other deals in the NBA, offer the aftermath for other teams like the Lakers, Kings, Grizzlies, Heat, Knicks, Hawks, and others.   Paul Pierce is honored after the Celtics' big showdown with Cleveland and Chris recaps a stellar hall of fame worthy career for Pierce from his early Celtic days, the title run, and his contributions to the game.


Podcast: NBA Report - Trade Deadline Talk Part 2, Cavs Meltdown Continues (02-06-18)

February 6th, 2018


Chris in GA is back for this week's NBA Report.  This edition features heavy emphasis on the trade deadline on February 8th, we'll provide the latest speculation including possible trades of Tyreke Evans and Lou Williams.  We lead off with the still struggling Cavs and their mid-season plans.  Will they try to make one last run and sell the farm for a trade, or pack it in and keep their 2018 Nets Pick?   Later a look at the suddenly surging Lakers, coming off a nice road trip with a big upset of the Thunder.   Then, a preview of the Clippers/Pistons game on Friday, the first meeting of both teams since the Blake Griffin Trade.


Podcast: Super Bowl Week Part III - Eagles vs. Patriots Preview and Predictions (01-31-18)

January 31st, 2018


John in CT is back to cover the matchup scenarios for Super Bowl LII between the Eagles and Patriots.  We also recap a most eventful conference championship round featuring a hotly contested Pats AFC game and a completely dominant Eagles NFC game.   Later our look at this weekend's Super Bowl matchup and predictions for the big game, plus other NFL news and notes.


Podcast: Super Bowl Week Part II - Local Fan Updates from Philadelphia and New England (01-30-18)

January 30th, 2018


Ari in Philadelphia and Parcells Falling Out join Dave to give the updates on the local fan scene in Philadelphia and New England, respectively.   Already there have been many hilarious incidents out of the city of brotherly love.  Ari shares the latest on what Philly fans and media are up to this week.  Later, Parcells brings us the fan scene in Connecticut as NE ramps up for yet another Super Bowl.  


Podcast: NBA Report - Blake Griffin Trade, Cousins Out for the Season, All Star Teams, More Trades (01-30-18)

January 30th, 2018


Chris in GA and Dave are back for this week's NBA Report.  On this edition we break down a surprising Blake Griffin trade to the Pistons for several of their players.   How will the Clippers rebuild after losing the face of the franchise, and why would they trade a superstar after awarding a 5 year contract extension?  DeMarcus Cousins tore his achilles tendon on Friday.  How will the Pelicans rebound to continue their playoff run, and what's next for Boogie as he nears free agency?   Later we look at the All Star Rosters as picked by LeBron James and Steph Curry.   Paul George fills in for Cousins' spot on Team LeBron.  A look at the All Star teams and the Rising Stars rosters featuring three young upstart Laker players.  Later more trade talk and other news from the NBA.