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Podcast: 2017 Open Championship Recap with John and Mike (07-25-17)

July 25th, 2017


John in CT and Mike in North NJ re-join Dave to break down Jordan Spieth's thrilling Open Championship win at Royal Birkdale.  We'll cover the exciting final round duel with Matt Kuchar, and a very unusual 13th hold for Jordan who hit a ball well out of play, but somehow in bounds.   Later we'll cover the usual surprises and disappointments, comment on why the future of golf is in good hands, and look ahead to the PGA Championship and other events.


Podcast: MLB All Star Week 2017, 2nd Half Predictions with Gerry & Ari (07-12-17)

July 12th, 2017


Gerry and Ari re-join Dave for our MLB All Star Recap show.   We'll look at Aaron Judge's outstanding performance in the Home Run Derby, then a few thoughts on the Celebrity Softball game, and recap a very mundane 2017 All Star Game from Miami.   Afterward, we bring our First Half Recap/Second Half MLB Predictions show.  Who were the big winners and losers of the first half?  Will anyone make a run during the "dog days of sumer?"   What's to come for the trade deadline across baseball?   We'll see if the Astros, Dodgers, Brewers, Red Sox, Royals, and others are the real deal.


Podcast: 2017 U.S. Open Recap with John and Mike (06-20-17)

June 20th, 2017


John and Mike join Dave to break down a tremendous U.S. Open performance by Brooks Koepka in what was a very competitive tournament until the final 9 holes.   We'll look at some other big moments from Justin Thomas, Brian Harman, Hideki Matsuyama, Tommy Fleetwood, and others.  Plus a peek at some big disappointments like Rickie Fowler who was just a bit short, and three others, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, and Rory McIlroy, who missed the cut altogether.  Then we peek ahead to the Open Championship across the pond and other golf events down the road.


Blog: A CPR Story

June 8th, 2017


A quick recap of my CPR training day, and other assorted nonsense.  Keep reading →

Blog: The Big OLD A

May 25th, 2017


Angels Stadium is showing its age.  Time for a face-lift.  (plus other random thoughts)  Keep reading →

Blog: Fan of the Furious

May 19th, 2017


I finally got to see all 8 "Fast and the Furious" movies and, my goodness, it's fun!  Plus other blog nonsense.  Keep reading →

Blog: Potato Chips

May 17th, 2017


Time to look at potato chips and a few other odds and ends -- I missed you guys!

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Podcast: 2017 NFL Draft Preview w/ Ron in NJ (04-26-17)

April 26th, 2017


Ron in NJ joins Dave to preview the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.  We look at the newly selected venue at the Ben Franklin Parkway, plus a look at the top prospects this year.  Later we offer our annual NFL Mock Draft for the top half of the first round.


Podcast: 2017 Masters Recap with Mike and John (04-11-17)

April 11th, 2017


Mike and John return for the 2017 Masters Recap show, where Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia go toe to two for the final two rounds, ending in a dramatic playoff where Sergio finally gets his coveted major championship.  Both John and Mike break down a most exciting tournament that featured as many as four players tied for the lead, and even a run by Charley Hoffman for the lead.  We look at Rickie Fowler's bid for the Masters crown, plus we wonder what might have been for Dustin Johnson after pulling out of the tournament following a back injury he suffered that week.


Podcast: 2017 MLB Preview w/ Ari and Gerry (03-28-17)

March 28th, 2017


Ari in Philadelphia and Gerry in Piscataway join Dave to preview the 2017 MLB Season.  We look at the top storylines of the year including the World Baseball Classic, big pitcher contracts, big injuries on big teams, and a chance for the Chicago Cubs to repeat.   Who will be the contenders in 2017?  Will the Indians bounce back after heartbreak in the World Series.  Are the Astros ready to roar back with new veteran help?  Can the Mets make the season healthier with a bulked up Yoenis Cespedes?   Can Kershaw get another Cy Young?   How will the Nationals assemble a bullpen?  All these questions to be discussed, plus our division predictions, Cy Young award picks, MVP picks, and Rookie of the Year picks.