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Podcast: 2018 MLB All Star Recap, Midseason Report (07-18-18)

July 18th, 2018


Gerry and Ari are back for this year's All Star Recap.  Bryce Harper wins a thrilling Home Run Derby in DC, and the two leagues go head to head in the All Star Game the day after at Nationals Park.   We then cover the mid-season storylines: Manny Ramirez gets traded to the Dodgers for five prospects including #4 prospect Yusniel Diaz.  There's turmoil in the Cardinals' clubhouse, we look at the red hot Red Sox, a wide open NL Central, and much more.  Plus, Fidz (Ari) airs his grievances on the Mets, and Gerry runs down why the Yankees don't need the big bat, but a big starting pitcher at the deadline instead.


Podcast: NBA Offseason Show Part 1, LeBron signs with the Lakers (07-02-18)

July 2nd, 2018


Chris and Dave return for the first of our NBA Offseason Podcasts.   The Lakers indeed sign the NBA's best player, LeBron James, to a four year contract.   The landscape of the NBA is bound to change, and Los Angeles is already buzzing about it's enormous signing.   What is next for the Lakers to build the next potential title contender.  Paul George surprisingly stays with the Thunder with a multi year deal, Kevin Durant is all but ready to sign a two year extension with the Warriors, and we look at other smaller but still significant signings and trades so far from the NBA summer.


Podcast: 2018 NBA Draft Preview with Chris and Tommy (06-20-18)

June 20th, 2018


Chris in GA is back with  Tom in NJ and Dave to present a special NBA Report: The 2018 Draft Preview.  Luka Doncic is the talk of the NBA Draft with spectacular plays and hints of greatness shown overseas.   From the states, the debate is on between Marvin Bagley III of Duke and DeAndre Ayton of Arizona.   Tom showcases some of the other favorites among this year's draft class, and the group looks at possible value near the end of the first round.  What trades will conspire before draft time?  Will the Cavs hang onto their top ten pick or trade it in a last ditch effort to re-sign LeBron James?   Much to come in this comprehensive draft primer.


Podcast: 2018 U.S. Open Recap with John and Mike (06-19-18)

June 19th, 2018


John and Mike return to break down this year's U.S. Open from Shinnecock Hills.  Brooks Koepka wins his second of back to back U.S. Open championships on a very rugged, tough fought weekend.  The course humiliated many of golf's biggests names and even inspried an embarrassing moment for Phil Mickelson when he putted a moving ball.   Was the course set up fair enough for the field or are the players right to complain about what they deemed as a poor layout?   We look at the surprises and disappointments from this weekend, including a woeful time for Tiger Woods who four putted twice, and both Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth who were wiped out in the first round.   Then, other news and notes from a mostly competitive Open along with assorted other topics.


Blog: Denver

June 19th, 2018


These are my thoughts on Denver after finally visiting in late May.   I've long wanted to check it out, and it was marvelous. Keep reading →

Podcast: NBA Report - Warriors Sweep Cavs, LeBron Watch, Early Offseason News (06-13-18)

June 13th, 2018


Chris and Dave are back for the latest NBA Report.   This week, we present our NBA Finals Post Mortem.  The Warriors sweep the Cavs, while fans everywhere ponder what is next for LeBron.   Which team has the best chance to sign LeBron this offseason?   The Raptors and Pistons get new coaches, while Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich try to talk out their differences.   The Summer League Schedule is announced, and we look at some additional NBA Offseason buzz.


Podcast: Live MLB Game Chat with Gerry: Yankees vs Mets (06-10-18)

June 10th, 2018


A replay of our live DITCOW Podcast featuring Gerry joining Dave for our latest MLB report, which includes live in-game chat during the Yankees/Mets Sunday Night game on ESPN.  Later we cover the latest from MLB, then talk about the Warriors, LeBron, and more NBA with bonus basketball coverage in the second hour.


Blog: The Cow’s Quick Hitters

June 8th, 2018


Had some blog ideas, but ran out of time, so I'll throw in all the assorted nonsense in this quick post.  Keep reading →

Podcast: NBA Report - NBA Finals so far, JR Smith’s Blunder, Warriors up 2-0 (06-05-18)

June 5th, 2018


This week's NBA Report catches up our audience to the NBA Finals so far, a thrilling Game 1 soured by J.R. Smith's bonehead decision to dribble out the ball with four seconds left in regulation, and other Cavs mistakes.   The Warriors won convincingly in Game 2, setting up a must-win for Cleveland down 0-2 heading to Ohio for Game 3.

Later in the program, a look at the Bryan Colangelo twitter scandal, involving the user of numerous "burner" accounts criticizing members of the Sixers.  Substantial evidence suggests Colangelo had a hand in all of the burner accounts which seemed to tweet about the same time.  Chris and Dave break down the hot mess behind the Sixers front office and the possible ramifications if the facts bear out.  Could this new development un-do the franchise?  All this and Conference Finals post-mortem and more from the NBA.


Podcast: NBA Report - Conference Finals Update, Cavs Battle Back, Celtics, Warriors, Rockets (05-22-18)

May 22nd, 2018


This week's NBA report continues our coverage of the Conference Finals in the East and West.  Steph Curry finally breaks out and leads the Warriors to a 41 point beatdown of the Rockets in their game 3.  In the East, LeBron powers the Cavs back to wins in games 3 and 4 in Cleveland, tying the series at 2-2.  What made the Celtics supporting players more ordinary on the road?  Plus, our prediction for how far the Rockets can go in the Western Finals.   Is this team truly cut out for a championship run?  Chris and Dave finish out this week's edition with a Draft Lottery recap, and what the Suns, Kings, Hawks, Grizzlies, and others can do near the top of the draft order.