NCAA Sweet 16 / Elite 8 Tournament Preview; Kentucky, Duke, UCLA, RQ’s (03-25-15)

March 25, 2015

Our regular show this week has a full preview of the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.   We'll look at a most intriguing matchup between UCLA and Gonzaga and see who's defense can lock down the other.   Notre Dame takes on Wichita State with a chance to advance to the Elite 8, and Kentucky continues its perfect season against West Virginia.  Utah takes their uneven regular season and puts it on the line against #1 Duke and highly touted Jahlil Okafor, and Michigan State tries to work more Izzo Magic against Oklahoma.   Arizona continues its bid to exorcise past tournament demons on a potential path to a rematch with #1 Wisconsin.  Will North Carolina's streaky team keep Wisconsin from this dream rematch.  Dave, Tom in NJ, and possible others will offer our predictions for the Sweet 16!   Kevin on the Cape also joins Dave in Hour 1 to recap the previous weekend's NCAA action and take your Random Questions via tweet or phone.  March Madness continues here in the City.

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WWE Wrestlemania 31 Preview Podcast w/ Ari, ACQ, John, Parcells, Umbertos (03-24-15)

March 24, 2015

Our 2 Hour WWE Wrestlemania 31 Preview Podcast!  We will break down every match from Levi's Stadium including Rock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns for the World Heavyweight Championship.  Also on the agenda, we look at the US Championship between Rusev and John Cena, the Divas Tag Team Match between AJ Lee & Paige against the Bella Twins, which includes "Brie Mode" Brie Bella.   PLUS, the perennial Undertaker match against Bray Wyatt, named the "new face of fear."  In addition, we'll check out the Sting/Triple H match, Randy Orton vs Seth Rollins, the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, and the Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match for an action packed 31st all-out Pro Wrestling spectacular.  Our panelists include Ari in Philadelphia, A Couple Quickies, and John in Greenwich.  We also hear from Umberto's Clam House and Parcells Falling Out.

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2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament Preview; Final Four Predictions; RQ’s (03-18-15)

March 18, 2015

John in CT & Chris in Syracuse preview the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament with the Final Four in Indianapolis.  We'll offer our Final Four Predictions and look at whether Kentucky truly is the team to beat.  PLUS, we cover tournament snubs like Miami and Tulsa... do they have a legitimate beef?   Is UCLA an undeserving entry?   Then our look at the teams to watch for this year's tourney:  The red-hot Notre Dame, the sneaky good Baylor, the deep and talented Arizona, the dominant sized Gonzaga, a very good Duke, North Carolina, Villanova, Kansas, Iowa State, Michigan State, Harvard, UC Irvine, SMU, Utah, Louisville, Northern Iowa, and many more contenders in the field of 68.   John and Chris will offer their Round of 64 upset picks, and we finish with John, Chris, and Dave's FINAL FOUR & Title Predictions.  In Hour 2 Kevin on the Cape joins us for Random Questions where we recap the particulars of the NCAA Tournament plus offer other sports news, along with more Junkie Stories.

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NFL Free Agency; Revis; McCoy; Suh; Graham; NCAA B-Ball; RQ’s (03-11-15)

March 11, 2015

This week: NFL Free Agency talk plus Kevin on the Cape aka Junkie makes his return to "Random Questions" with Dave.  Jimmy Graham is traded to the Seahawks, LeSean McCoy is traded to the Bills.  Ndamukong Suh signs with the Dolphins for big money.  Patrick Willis retires from the 49ers.  Julius Thomas goes to the Jaguars.  Plus a look at the available free agents: RB DeMarco Murray, DE Greg Hardy, WR Percy Harvin, DT Terrence Knighton, and more as we look at the NFL's quite busy offseason.   THEN, in Hour 2, more NFL Free Agency coverage with Ron in NJ scheduled to join us, followed by NCAA Basketball Conference Tournament talk with Chris in Syracuse.  We'll recap the WCC Tournament where Gonzaga prevailed, some of the smaller conferences, plus some predictions on the big Conference Tournaments in the Big 12, Big Ten, ACC, and more.  Will the big time teams finish out the conference tournament or will they lose and open up an at large bid for aspiring bubble teams?   Will Kentucky lose a game the rest of the season?  Will Duke's Jahlil Okafor be the #1 pick in the NBA draft?  Is Arizona the clear class of the Pac 12?  All this and more in this week's DITCOW.

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2015 MLB Preview Podcast; Division Predictions w/ Ari & Gerry (03-04-15)

March 4, 2015

Our two hour MLB Season Preview Podcast!   Ari in Philadelphia and Gerry in Piscataway join Dave to break down the best of the American and National Leagues.   In this podcast, we'll cover some of the changes in MLB this year such as new commissioner Rob Manfred, the proposed pace of play rules, life without Derek Jeter in baseball, and the many big pitchers coming off Tommy John surgery including Matt Harvey and Jose Fernandez.  Who are the contenders to win the World Series?  Will the Dodgers overcome their foibles vs the Cardinals and take the crown, or will arguably the Majors' most talented roster in the Nationals win it all?   What's to come for the San Francisco Giants having lost Pablo Sandoval and others?   Can the Orioles have another big year despite losing Nelson Cruz to free agency?  Will the Angels have a big year despite some questionable pitching and personal issues for Josh Hamilton?   Ari, Gerry, and Dave offer the answers along with predictions for the West, East, and Central divisions in the NL and AL.  Hour 1 we'll cover the AL teams and Hour 2, we switch to the NL.  Join us for a most comprehensive preview of our national pastime

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NFL Combine; Oscars; LA Kings; Ode to Mark Thompson; Random Q’s (02-25-15)

February 25, 2015

This week:  Dave clowns on the uselessness of watching the NFL Combine on TV, plus an Oscars recap from Tom in NJ.   With Junk Man out, Dave opens up Random Questions to the field, and breaks down his favorite new morning show "Mark in the Morning" on 100.3 The Sound in LA.   The LA Kings continue their push to the playoffs with a long winning streak, and we'll open the phones for anyone with a question or anything going on in sports... and other stuff!  No Junk Man this week as he starts a well deserved vacation.

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UNC/Duke; Magic Castle; Sandoval’s Weight; Random Q’s (02-18-15)

February 18, 2015

This week we cover the first meeting between North Carolina and Duke basketball this year.  Can Jahlil Okafor still dominate the paint against their cross town rival?  We'll see what Marcus Paige and his UNC team mates have for a potential upset.  PLUS Random Questions with Kevin on the Cape, proud Duke fan, to break down this matchup plus the latest from Boston's panic over new Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval's weight gain... or is it NON gain?  We'll weigh in.   Plus Dave recaps a most delicious trip to the newly remodeled Souplantation, and Dave's friend Ryan in Camarillo joins Dave in Hour 2 to give us a look at the very exclusive "Magic Castle" in Hollywood.

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Clippers’ Road Trip from Hell; Griffin; Plus-Sized Models; Random Q’s (02-11-15)

February 11, 2015

The Los Angeles Clippers face hard times as their best forward, Blake Griffin incurs a staph infection in his elbow and is out for 3+ weeks.    Meanwhile, the Clips faced hard times as they were blown away by both the Cavaliers, Raptors, and Thunder, only to rebound greatly with DeAndre Jordan's career best 27 rebound performance in Dallas.   Where do the Clips stand now after a horrendous road trip?  PLUS Kevin on the Cape returns to chat with Dave about NBA All Star Weekend, and just as importantly, the forthcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.  Are the new changes to the annual issue a big splash or overhyped nonsense?   This year SI will feature Robyn Lawley, a so-called "plus sized woman," UFC's Ronda Rousey, and others who don't fit the usual twig-like model mold.   Is the term "plus-sized" model over the top and are magazine's physical attributes too outrageously small?  AND Jon Stewart announces his departure from the "Daily Show", Brian Williams loses his gig at NBC Nightly News for six months, College Basketball icons Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian die this week, and much more here in the City.

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Super Bowl Recap: Patriots Survive Seahawks; Chicken; NHL; RQ’s (02-04-15)

February 4, 2015

A very disputed play call at the goal line costs the Seattle Seahawks a Super Bowl, and undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler rescues the Patrtiots with a big interception to save a championship for New England.   This week, Dave recaps the particulars and joins Kevin on the Cape to chat about the Super Bowl, the wild and entertaining, goofy Halftime Show with Katy Perry, and where it all went wrong for the Seahawks in their quest for a Super Bowl.  Also tonight, we'll chat a little about Chicken.   How ubiquitous are certain chicken brands in the USA?   How come California doesn't sell Perdue Chicken?   In Hour 2, an NHL Midseason Update with Mike in North NJ.  That and many other topics plus:  why didn't the Seahawks run the ball?   Much to discuss on this week's DITCOW

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Super Bowl Week 2015: Prop Bets, Predictions; Seahawks, Patriots (01-29-15)

January 29, 2015

Part 3 of our 3 part Dave in the City Super Bowl Coverage:  On this edition we cover all the zany and unusual Super Bowl Prop Bets with Tom in Northern Virginia and Kevin on the Cape.   As usual we'll offer our usual predicitons plus the perennial Gatorade bath bet, mentions of deflate-gate, shots of Giesle in the stands, and other wacky game and non-game bets from Super Bowl XLIX.   Lastly, we will get predictions for the game itself including Dave's prediction for the game coming off an incorrect pick last year.  Can Dave start a new streak of correct Super Bowl predictions?   A final flourish to our year of DITCOW Super Bowl Coverage.

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