Dave in the City out West (DITCOW)

Dave in the City out West (DITCOW) header image 1

Entries from March 2015

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

March 25th, 2015 · Comments

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.

00:0000:00

Tags: Podcast

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

March 24th, 2015 · Comments

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.

00:0000:00

Tags: Podcast

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

March 18th, 2015 · Comments

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.

00:0000:00

Tags: Podcast

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

March 11th, 2015 · Comments

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.

00:0000:00

Tags: Podcast

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

March 4th, 2015 · Comments

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

00:0000:00

Tags: Podcast