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Podcast: NFC Divisional Madness, NFL Championship Sunday Preview (01-17-18)

January 17th, 2018 · Comments

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John, Andy, Ron, and Dave return to recap a wild divisional round in the NFL featuring a miracle win for the Minnesota Vikings, an Eagles upset of the Falcons in Philadelphia, and a shootout in Pittsburgh where the Jaguars shocked the Steelers.  We look ahead to the two conference championships: Jaguars/Patriots and Vikings/Eagles.  Predictions and other thoughts to follow, plus some college football coaching news.

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Podcast: NBA Report - Trade Deadline Talk Pt. 1, Warriors school the Cavs, Rockets/Clippers Rumble (01-16-18)

January 16th, 2018 · Comments

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Chris and Dave take on this week's NBA Report with a near-melee at Staples Center between the Rockets and Clippers as Chris Paul, making his first trip back to LA since going to the Rockets, Trevor Ariza, Blake Griffin, Austin Rivers, and others stir up emotions and nearly bring the two teams to blows.   Dave breaks down the confrontation in an otherwise dominant Clippers win against old team mates.   Next, a look at the Warriors continued mastery of the Cavaliers in a particularly dismal finish at the Q.  The Cavaliers are left asking questions and begging for more help via the trade, as several players ask for improvements anonymously.   Then we begin our first in a series of Trade Deadline discussions and Dave and Chris present our most likely trade candidates, possible destinations, and salary cap implications.

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Podcast: CFP Championship Game Recap, NFL Playoffs, Football Picks Results (01-10-18)

January 10th, 2018 · Comments

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The Football Picks Panel returns to recap a tremendous CFP Championship Game where Alabama rolls the dice and switches QB's at halftime to come back and win over Georgia in Overtime.   Andy, John, Ron, and Dave look at a title game with a slow start and a torrid finish.   Later we look at the NFL's truly WILD card weekend, and a preview of the divisional round games: Falcons/Eagles, Titans/Pats, Jags/Steelers, and Saints/Vikings.

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Podcast: The 2018 College Basketball Primer with Chris in Syracuse (01-09-2018)

January 9th, 2018 · Comments

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Chris in Syracuse returns for the 2018 College Basketball Primer show.  We look at each of the conferences in Division I college basketball, plus cover some season storylines.  This year we look at the early season PK80 tournament featuring many Nike-sponsored teams like Duke, Florida, Ohio State, and Gonzaga.  We also look at the parity in this year's game, with the Number One team losing every week, plus a look at the current #1, Villanova.

Who will be the possible sleepers in the NCAA Tournament this year?  We look at that and much more from College Hoops in 2018.

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Podcast: NBA Report - Lowry Carried Off, LeBron struggles, Lakers and Hawks battle for the Bottom (01-09-18)

January 9th, 2018 · Comments

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Chris in Georgia re-joins Dave for latest NBA Report.  This week we cover defensive efficiency in the NBA, the Hawks pit of misery, LeBron's worst performance of the year in Minnesota, the Lakers battle with Lonzo Ball's Dad Lavar Ball, more on upstart teams, NBA City Jerseys, and much more.

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Podcast: The Mike Francesa Tribute Show (12-18-17)

December 18th, 2017 · Comments

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Dave brings back Oomer, Rollins, YOTS, and TR to reflect on Mike Francesa's final show on WFAN.   We chat about the final week of shows, Mike's legacy to sports, and radio, and share our personal reflections on Mike's legacy, the rise and fall of Mongo Nation, the Mike Francesa.com, a message board devoted to following "Francesa on the FAN," and the future, both for Mike and WFAN.  Here are special guests scheduled for this Francesa tribute:

YOTS (John in Stamford): A frequent collaborator both on the DITCOW podcast and administrator at themikefrancesa.com, a website that tracks and comments on Mike's shows daily, along with other programs on WFAN.  Believe it or not, his favorite team is the Los Angeles Chargers!  He also likes the Yankees and Lakers.

Oomer in Rockland: He is the man behind @ordiomongo on Twitter, formerly @WFANAudio.   His daily links to Mike Francesa clips and moments from his WFAN shows sparked a revolution and brought rise to Mongo Nation, a viral Mike Francesa fanbase that represented the most dedicated fans of the program.  In addition he has been an Admin for themikefrancesa.com.  While a NY area native, Oomer's favorite team is the Chicago Bulls.

Timmy Russo (TR): The Administrator behind themikefrancesa.com, chief moderator of threads and posts.   Timmy is a proud NJ resident who is true to his alma matter, Rutgers University.  He also roots for the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Eagles.

Rollins College 4 Life: The man behind @WFANTrades on Twitter, a twitter account designated for tracking outrageous trade proposals by WFAN callers.   He also was an Admin at themikefrancesa.com .  Currently Rollins lives in Georgia and is a huge Mets, Giants, and Rangers fan.

A full hour-plus show of memories and moments.

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Podcast: 2017-18 Bowl Preview, NFL, Football Picks Week 16 (12-13-17)

December 13th, 2017 · Comments

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Kevin on the Cape joins the panel for our final week of Football Picks.   This week, we look at the Eagles win *and* loss at the Rams.   They won the game, but lost QB Carson Wentz for the season.   The Pats were upset by the Dolphins, and the Steelers played shaky football but won against the Ravens.   Later we present our 2017-18 Bowl Preview, where the panel offers their favorite bowls followed by their "Bowls They Would Not Watch In Their Back Yard."   For the contest, we each will share two NFL picks followed by two bowl picks for our Football Picks 2017 Finale.

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Podcast: NBA Report - Rockets Take Off, OKC Trouble, Kobe retires 8 + 24 (12-12-17)

December 12th, 2017 · Comments

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Chris and Dave are back to chat more hot teams in our latest "NBA Report."   This week we chat about the surging Rockets and their improved defense, the improbably good Indiana Pacers, a big trade between the Nets and Sixers, OKC's continued funk, and later in the program, we cover more big name injuries such as Steph Curry, Devin Booker, and others.  Near the end of our show, we comemorate Kobe Bryant's legendary career as the Lakers ramp up to his jersey retirement.  Plus: a bonus feature on Mike Francesa's legacy to sports radio as a prelude to our upcoming Francesa tribute show.

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Podcast: Playoff Teams Announced, NFL, Football Picks Wk 15 (12-06-17)

December 6th, 2017 · Comments

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John in Stamford joins the panel as the group looks at the final college football playoff rankings, and recaps a memorable championship weekend in College Football.  We also look at new coaching hires: Scott Frost to Nebraska, Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M, and Willie Taggart to FSU.   Later we check in on the NFL and the ongoing playoff races with the Seahawks staying alive, the Rams flexing their muscle, and the suddenly reborn Chargers pulling into a tie for first in the AFC West.

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Podcast: The NBA Report - New Style Raptors, The Lavar Ball Rule (12-05-17)

December 5th, 2017 · Comments

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Chris in Georgia is back to join Dave for this week's NBA Report.  This time we look at the "Lavar Ball Rule", a reinforcment of policy prohibiting media near the deignated area for guests and family of players.   Later we cover playoff probabilities provided by Basketball-Reference, and we check out the suddenly deep and young Toronto Raptors, a team that is finally moving to a more progressive offense.

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