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Entries from May 2015

Podcast: Warriors Make NBA Finals, Blackhawks, Rangers Force Game 7’s (05-28-15)

May 28th, 2015 · Comments

Despite battling scary head injuries, both Klay Thompson and Steph Curry lead the Golden State Warriors to a clinching Game 5 win and the Warriors first trip to the NBA Finals since 1975.  Dave looks at how the Warriors' strong shooting and roster depth put them into a resounding series win against the Rockets and James Harden's efforts.   What was lacking from the rest of the Rockets, Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, and the others?   We then look ahead to this year's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the LeBron James led Cleveland Cavaliers, plus we look at the NHL Stanley Cup Conference Final Game 7's in Hour 2.  The Blackhawks force the Ducks into a Game 7 in Anaheim, and the Rangers force the Tampa Bay Lightning into a Game 7 up in New York.   A most epic, impressive, exciting series so far for the West Final between the Hawks and Ducks... what were the best moments of a spectacular 2015 West Final in the NHL?   Game 4 goes into Double OT, Game 5 goes into single OT after the Blackhawks improbably tied it up down two with just 2 minutes left, only to lose to the Ducks in the OT.   Game 6 showed mettle from the Blackhawks who responded greatly with big goals from Andrew Shaw and Marian Hossa to force the winner take all Game 7.  How about Derek Brassard scoring a hat trick in a wacky 3rd period for the Rangers leading NY to a blowout 7-3 win in Tampa Bay?  All this and more as we cover a big week in sports -- we may hear from the Junk Man on the road with his food truck tour plus much more from MLB on a most action packed DITCOW.

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DITCOW Audio Outtakes: Dave Sound Check, Sing-a-long to “Brass Bonanza”

May 28th, 2015 · Comments

Here is some of the nonsense I say into the mic before we go on-air with the podcast.   Here I test my voice, then sing along to some of the "Brass Bonanza" hockey theme.  I urge you to listen to this clip all the way through to the end!  It runs roughly three minutes.

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LIVE SHOW: Warriors Make the Finals, NHL Game 7’s, 10pm ET Tonight!

May 28th, 2015 · Comments

Big show tonight, however, not big on the guests… instead we'll take your calls at 424-258-9251.  We're chatting "Dubs" basketball with the Warriors now on their way to the NBA Finals… how'd they make the big show and will both Steph Curry and Klay Thompson be healthy enough for Game 1 against LeBron and the Cavs?  PLUS a VERY exciting Conference Final round in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Two game 7's in the East and West will be previewed in Hour 2 of the show tonight.  So join us won't you?  Call us too if you're around.  Live YouTube stream is available below, we go live at 10pm ET.

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Father’s Day Shopping Ideas at the DITCOW Amazon Store!

May 27th, 2015 · Comments

Looking for your Father's Day present? We have some fun Father's Day gift ideas for you at our DITCOW Amazon Store, check it out at the link below:



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NO DITCOW SHOW TONIGHT - Live Show Postponed to Thursday, 10pm ET

May 27th, 2015 · Comments

We'll be watching the Warriors and Ducks playoff games with the rest of you tonight, which means no DITCOW live show this evening, but tomorrow night at 10pm Join us for the Warriors and Ducks recaps, plus a quick preview of the Lighning/Rangers Game 7 at Madison Square Garden Friday night.  For now, let's enjoy the games.   We don't even know what the *title* of tomorrow's show is yet…  that depends on who wins tonight.  Link will come up right here on www.ditcow.com .

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Podcast: NBA Draft Lottery, Clippers Eliminated, Warriors, NBA Playoffs, MLB (05-20-15)

May 20th, 2015 · Comments

Gerry in Piscataway joins Dave in Hour 1 to chat about the Clippers improbable elimination from the NBA Playoffs.  After going up 3 games to 1, how on Earth did the Clippers blow a 19 point lead in Game 6 and go on to lose the West Semis against the Houston Rockets?  Dave and Gerry search for answers along with Tom in NJ and Andy in Seattle in Hour 2.   ALSO: The Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry finish off the Memphis Grizzlies to make their first West Final since 1976.  What did MVP Steph Curry bring to the table in Games 4-6 of the Semis?  PLUS: the NBA Draft Lottery -- did the Lakers and Knicks realize their dream of getting a top-level draft pick or were both denied by the ping pong balls?   Hour 1 features an MLB Update with the Astros, Dodgers, and Yankees leading their respective divisions.  Who are the surprises and disappointments so far in MLB?  In Hour 2, Tom and Andy break down the Clippers' dismissal from the NBA Playoffs and look towards the ongoing Conference Finals between the Cavs and Hawks along with the Rockets and Warriors.

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LIVE SHOW: 9pm Tonight! Clippers Eliminated, NBA Draft Lottery, Gerry, Tom, Andy

May 20th, 2015 · Comments

Here it is for you *tonight*.   There's a whole lot of show and as Junk Man travels the nation, we'll bring in Gerry in Piscataway, Tom in NJ, and Andy in Seattle to keep the seat warm for him.  We'll cover the Clippers improbable elimination, the NBA Playoffs, the Warriors continued resilience led by Steph Curry, The most dramatic NBA Draft Lottery and the Knicks' disappointing 4th selection along with a very surprising #2 selection going to the Lakers.  Lastly we cover David Letterman's final night on Late Night television with some remembrances and tributes from Tom, Andy, and Dave (Medina).  I can say with certainty our audio quality will improve a lot tonight via YouTube.  Tune in!  9pm ET here at ditcow.com.  Embedded YouTube feed is below.



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Farewell David Letterman: End of an Era

May 20th, 2015 · Comments

David Letterman.   I grew up watching some of his wackiness over on CBS.  Eventually I caught up to the innovative comedy he used to do on NBC.  Tonight it ends with his final episode.  Good to see Dave go on his own terms.   I think he's inspired almost all of us.  Those who say "he changed the way we do comedy on TV" are right.  Those who say "he's inspired many of us" are also right.  I'll admit, I haven't touched his show in quite some time, but when he was dialed in during the 80's and 90's, it was really the gold standard for unusual creative humor.  One thing about Letterman I used to not like turns out to be a mis-understanding.

You know, for the longest time I always thought it was pretty lame of him to be so cold to the little people, interns, guys in the audience and so on.  but NOW, hearing some guys on the "Mark in the Morning" show on 100.3 The Sound who came on the air who used to be Letterman interns back at NBC, I now realize what was going on.   He was fully misunderstood here.  Even back in the 80s apparently guys would harass him in the street bugging him with all these comedy ideas.  The guys were saying the dude was just so busy he literally didn't have time to stop and meet random people in the crowd.   I totally get it now.   It makes even more sense when you get a sense for how much a famous person gets pelted with mentions on twitter both good and bad.   you have to draw lines.  Now I get it…  and besides, Letterman wasn't really an outgoing guy to start with… however, when you think about it… ever notice that a whole lot of his staff and the band were there with him from the very beginning?  Some of them go back as far as the original morning show he did in 1980.    Dave is incredibly loyal and good to the people who are good to him.  I get it now.  his show in the NBC days was ridiculously funny.. SO good.  The CBS stuff was good the first five years (up to 2000 you'd still get a hilarious bit here and there). His interviews have been pretty solid the entire 35 years.   Tonight it ends… and as you guys said, he's done with broadcasting.   This is the last time we'll see Letterman on TV as far as I know.   
Goodbye Dave, and thank you!

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A Scary-Accurate Dino Costa Impersonation

May 19th, 2015 · Comments

Four years ago, on a certain message board, a certain Oat Man made this post lampooning America's 3028th most popular Sports Host Dino Costa:

":dinor costar:

Once again it is i dino costa entering your tiny little world to grace you with the presence of a true american hero. And I see that this gatar fellow is back to ignoring the genius that flows out of my lips each and every day. I mean how many shows must I topple before I am included in your petty little fake conversations. My ratings have climbed to the peaks of the radio industry. My followers are often heard screaming my name as they climax. I can't possibly do more to show you just how superior I am. The excellence that I piss is well beyond that of other sports hosts that you worship over. Put me on any radio station with a pulse and I will deliver that station to the level that even mount everest couldnt dream of. I hope all of you remain peaceful in my absence and remember just how lucky you are to have lived to see the day that my written words scrolled across your screen. "

I hadn't laughed so hard that whole month, September 2011.  I put up with Dino Costa for nearly a year on Sirius XM... took a while to realize he was an incredibly cheap imitation of Skip Bayless.  Right??  Onward.

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Podcast: Tom Brady Suspended, Kevin on the Cape in Studio, NBA, NHL (05-13-15)

May 13th, 2015 · Comments

Kevin on the Cape makes his most anticipated in-studio debut with Dave this week in the City!   Kevin's in the middle of his food truck tour and is stopping by to say hello.  Dave and Kevin catch up as they meet in person for the first time PLUS, the NFL suspends Tom Brady for four games along with a deduction of draft picks.   Also on the show, we cover the Clippers' leadup to Game 6 after a disappointing game 5 in Houston.  Can Blake Griffin and the healthier Chris Paul lead the Clippers to a clinching win?  The New York Rangers force a Game 7 in NYC against the Capitals after facing elimination in the final minute of Game 5 last week.   With Game 7 underway as #DITCOW comes to air, will we announce an impressive comeback for the Rangers or a recovery for the Capitals?

Also this week: a historic home run for the Marlin's Giancarlo Stanton.  He becomes only the fourth player to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium, over the bleacher roof!  Dave was at Dodger Stadium last night but hear the story of how somehow -- he missed it!  Plus a look at MLB after the first month.  We'll look at the nip and tuck Warriors/Grizzlies series and check on whether the Grizzlies defense is a legitimate issue for the Warriors or if it's just a signal to Golden State to pick up their play.  Steph Curry receives his MVP award and Klay Thompson and he struggled from the field but turned it around for a resounding Game 4 win.  Do the Warriors have staying power?  A lot of conversation on this week's DITCOW.
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