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Entries from March 2013

Heat 27 Gm Streak; Howland; NL; Random Q’s (03-27-13)

March 27th, 2013 · Comments

This week: We cover the Heat's ongoing 27 game winning streak.  How have Lebron, Wade, Battier, Chalmers, Anthony, Bosh, Birdman, and the rest handled injuries, large deficits, and the daily grind to win 27 straight games in the NBA?   As they go for 28 straight games against the Chicago Bulls we look at a team hitting its stride.  PLUS: Ben Howland is fired at UCLA as Men's Basketball Coach.  We'll see what Howland's lasting impact was and check on his possible replacements.   ALSO: An NL MLB Preview as we look at the teams to beat in the Senior Circuit and in Hour 2, Kevin on the Cape joins Dave for "Random Questions." We'll look at the upcoming Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament and check on the favorites: Miami, Indiana, Louisville, and the rest.

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DITCOW Sports Minute: OJ doe sport mit (03-23-13)

March 23rd, 2013 · Comments

A very important message from our colleague OJ...

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AL East MLB Preview; Countdown to NCAA; Random Qs (03-20-13)

March 20th, 2013 · Comments

Gerry in Piscataway joins Dave to break down the AL East.  Are the Blue Jays worth the hype and will they be heavy favorites  for the Division?  What will Bautista, Reyes, Dickey, Rasmus, Lind and the rest bring to the table?   Then a look at the other teams, the injury plagued Yankees, the soul seraching Red Sox, the slowly Eroding Rays, and the wunderkind Orioles.  How much of the Orioles' success last year was luck-based.  Can any momentum carry over to this season despite a below-average pitching staff?  THEN in Hour 2, Kevin re-joins Dave for "Random Questions" where we count down to the NCAA Tournament's 2nd Round, plus thoughts on baseball and other topics.

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NCAA Selection Show 2013; Brackets; Random Qs (03-18-13)

March 18th, 2013 · Comments

Chris in Syracuse and John in CT join Dave tonight to break down the entire NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket.  We'll go into each of the four regions, Mid-West, East, West, and South Brackets.  Who got underseeded?  Who missed out?  Who was overseeded?   Then, a look at each of the #1 seeds: Louisville, Kansas, Gonzaga, and Indiana.   Who are the sleeper picks in this year's wide open 2013 tournament?  Then in Hour 2, Kevin on the Cape joins Dave for a bonus "Random Questions" where we continue breaking down the Tournament Seedings, Dave's Spring Training trip, and much more.

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AL West MLB Preview; Lakers Rise; Random Q’s (03-12-13)

March 12th, 2013 · Comments

On a *special* Tuesday "Dave in the City": We re-join Gerry in Piscataway to preview the MLB's AL West Division for 2013.  With the new pickup of Josh Hamilton, are the Angel's an automatic to win the division?  How will the Rangers overcome losing their best player to said Angels?  What can the Mariners' good pitching and the A's recent momentum bring to the table.  The West also welcomes the Houston Astro's to the American League, but will the 'stros welome in a winning season?  Much to cover PLUS a thrilling rise to the 8th seed in the Western Conference for the Los Angeles Lakers.  How the Lakers fought and played the most inspired basketball of the year, beating New Orleans, Toronto, and Chciago to get above .500 and earn move into 8th in the West.   ALSO, Random Questions with Tom in NJ, Andy in Seattle, and Say Hello to Ottis in Hour 2 as Dave counts his way down to a Spring Training trip.

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AL Central MLB Preview; Lakers; Clips; Random Qs (03-06-13)

March 6th, 2013 · Comments

This week:  Jacob Rosales, subbing for Gerry in Piscataway joins Dave for a complete AL Central preview plus other news in MLB and the NBA.   This week, we cover the Tigers, Twins, Indians, White Sox, and Royals.  Will the Tigers repeat as Central Division Champions?  Verlander, Cabrear, and Fielder will try to make it happens.  What can the young, upstart Indians bring to the table?  Will the Royals make a run at .500 with Hosmer, Moustakas, and pitcher James Shields. In addition, some thoughts on the Lakers, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, and the NBA.  Kevin on the Cape joins Dave in Hour 2 for "Random Questions."

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DITCOW Sports Minute: Andy on L.I. on Opening Day (03-05-13)

March 5th, 2013 · Comments

Andy on Long Island professes why this year's Opening Day in Baseball is more special than ever!   A legendary rivalry plays into his heart...

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DITCOW Sports Minute: Dave Recaps an Upset for the Ages (03-03-13)

March 3rd, 2013 · Comments

Dave highlights the upset of the weekend in sports, in the tradition of March Madness!   Who had the honor?

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DITCOW Sports Minute: Chris in Syracuse’s Message to Dave in the City (03-02-13)

March 2nd, 2013 · Comments

Chris in Syracuse presents a special message to Dave Medina, while urging everyone to "expect the unexpected" with Dave.

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