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Entries from June 2010

NBA Free Agents Podcast: Part One — with Joohan Lee, Matt Shapiro, and Jacob Rosales (07-01-10)

June 30th, 2010 · Comments

Part one of the big two part NBA Free Agency Podcast.  In Part One: Dave counts down to the Midnight Hour as the NBA begins its negotiations with free agents.   Joohan Lee looks at who could sign first among the big Max-Contract Free Agents in the NBA.  ALSO: A look at who the Clippers could get to fit their team during Free Agency this year.  Matt Shapiro shares LeBron James' options for this year's off-season and his prediction on where LeBron will go.   Jacob Rosales lampoons the hype surrounding NBA Free Agency, plus a look at Doc Rivers' return and Paul Pierce's opt out.

PLUS: Could a team with LeBron and Bosh be overrated defensively?  MLB discussion also peppers the podcast.

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Potpurri: 3D TV, Strasburg, World Cup, 49ers Bet, Brazilian Dancing — w/ Andrew Jacobsen (06-30-10)

June 29th, 2010 · Comments

Andrew Jacobsen joins Dave in Studio for his first appearance since the Super Bowl.  On the show:  A look at 3D TVs and how they affect sports, Stephen Strasburg, World Cup Officiating, Dave tries to calm down 49er fans with a Niners bet, MLB Predictions, and an off the cuff story about Dave and Brazilian Dancing.

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The Mid-Season Baseball Report — w/ Dan Heck aka “RD in Naples” (06-29-10)

June 28th, 2010 · Comments

Dan Heck, Jazz Musician and avid NY Sports fan, joins Dave to break down baseball at the mid-season mark.  Each of the divisions, broken down and looked at around the league.  Surprises and disappointments PLUS: How to stop flopping in the World Cup, the crapshoot of MLB Bullpens, Joe Torre Bashing, Mets fans vs Yankees fans, and much more.

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Dave Returns, NBA Draft, Bulls Trade, World Cup, Interleague Baseball, Wimbledon (06-25-10)

June 24th, 2010 · Comments

Dave returns from a bout with the Stomach Flu to go over the week in sports.   On this episode: the Bulls Trade to get cap room for two potential Max Free Agents,  A Review of the NBA Draft, Why Interleague Baseball is overdone and overrated, and Landon Donovan's goal that saved the USA in the World Cup.

PLUS: The Longest Match in Wimbledon History -- it was great, yet, not so great.

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The Lakers Parade with No Ending; NBA Finals Ratings; Dave vs the NBA on ABC (06-22-10)

June 21st, 2010 · Comments

Dave grouses about a Lakers Parade with no ending.  Namely, how'd they come up with such a big parade and have no rally?  Dave digs into the answers, PLUS, a look at the monster NBA Finals Ratings for ABC.

ALSO: A quick review of ESPN/ABC's Telecast quality throughout the series.

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NBA Finals Game 7 Recap, Lakers Win 16th Championship (06-19-10)

June 18th, 2010 · Comments

Special Edition of Dave in the City: Dave Reflects on a series between two great rivals and its culmination in a thrilling, yet ugly game 7.  How the Lakers used their will, and their defense, to rise up to victory despite falling behind.  Also: why we need to cherish the moments between two soon to fade franchises in the NBA.

NOT on the show: A debate about Kobe's "legacy vs Michael Jordan."  -- Too many shows do this already.

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Laker Survival, Game 7 NBA Finals (06-16-10)

June 15th, 2010 · Comments

Dave takes a huge sigh of relief as the Lakers avoid elimination to force a Game 7 at Staples Center in the NBA Finals.   Why defense was the key to success in Game 6 and how the Celtics may have let an opportunity slip away.

PLUS: the irony of Kendrick Perkins' injury.

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Lakers face the Death Knell (?); Texas and the Big 12, with Jacob Rosales (06-15-10)

June 14th, 2010 · Comments

Dave sounds the death knell (potentially) for the Los Angeles Lakers as they face a 3-2 deficit entering Staples Center for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.  The Celtics try to clinch the championship as Dave breaks down the matchup from a personal perspective.  AND, why Laker Fans can take hope for Game 6 in Los Angeles.

PLUS:  Texas stays put in the Big 12.  What kept them there, plus how it affects the Big Ten and Pac 10.   Jacob Rosales guests.

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The Other Stuff: USC Sanctions, NCAA Expansion, Kendry Morales (06-11-10)

June 10th, 2010 · Comments

Covering the other sports stories around the World that happened in addition to the NBA Finals:

-- NCAA Sanctions on USC Football

-- Possible Big 10 and Pac 10 expansion

-- The Chicago Blackhawks end a 49 year drought in hockey

-- Angels player Kendry Morales out for the season

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Lakers/Celtics Game 4; The Bench Bunch Rise (06-11-10)

June 10th, 2010 · Comments

A recap of the Celtics keys to winning Game 4 of the NBA Finals vs the visiting Lakers.  Why Bench Play was critical and how Rivers went out of the ordinary to conjure up a critical game.

PLUS: How Odom was exposed defensively and Bynum's impact on the series.

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