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Podcast: NBA Report - Blowout Week in the Semis, Sixers Mistakes, Toronto’s Meltdown (05-07-18)

May 7th, 2018


On this week's report, Chris and Dave recap a disappointing second round in the NBA Playoffs.   The Sixers blow two games in a row to fall back 0-3 to the Celtics as they play Game 4 Monday night.   The Warriors take on a good fight from the Pelicans in Games 2 and 3, but still go up 3-1 in their series.  The Rockets overwhelm the Jazz to go up 3-1.  The Cavs took the will out of the Raptors to go up 3-0 as they try to close out the series in four.   What made the second round so underwhelming and how does it set up the forthcoming Conference Finals?  Later, a post-mortem of Stan Van Gundy, let go by the Pistons Monday afternoon.


Podcast: NBA Report - Sixers vs Celtics, Pacers/Cavs Game 7, Second Round Previews (05-01-18)

May 1st, 2018


This week's NBA Report has Chris and Dave digging into the second round series between the Sixers and Celtics, the Pelicans and Warriors, the Cavs and Raptors, and the Jazz and Rockets.   Plus, an post-mortem on the first round which included two very good first round series.  The Celtics finished off the Bucks in their game 7, while LeBron carried the Cavs to a grueling game 7 win against the Pacers.   Plus, we look at the Rockets in pespective, are they truly as "boring" as folks on the Ringer and elsewhere say?


Podcast: 2018 NFL Draft Preview with Ron in NJ (04-25-18)

April 25th, 2018


Ron in NJ joins Dave to cover this year's NFL Draft from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.   First, a look at the much larger venue and the new host city.  Later, we cover the top QB's in the draft including Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, and Josh Allen.   Will Saquon Barkley, Penn State running back, get picked in the top five?  Later a look at the best players at each position group and possible sleeper picks.  Afterward, we present our mock draft of the top ten picks.


Podcast: NBA Report - First Round Continued, Missed Opportunities for the Pacers and Raptors (04-24-18)

April 24th, 2018


Chris and Dave look at the ongoing first round of the NBA Playoffs, including some dramatic game 4s in the Eastern Conference.  The Bucks hold off the Celtics to tie their series 2-2.  The Pacers blow a golden opportunity in their game four and let LeBron and the Cavs tie up their series at 2-2.  The Raptors blow an 8 point fourth quarter lead and let the Wizards tie their series at 2-2.   We look at the Warriors' impending elimination of the Spurs, the Jazz' opportunity to go up 3-1 on the Thunder, the Rockets' overwhelming performance so far against Minnesota and more from the ongoing first round.


Podcast: NBA Report - 2018 Playoffs First Round Update (04-16-18)

April 16th, 2018


Chris and Dave are back for the first of our Playoff NBA Reports.   First, a recap of several exciting first round games including Bucks/Celtics and Wolves/Rockets.   Later we look at some of the other NBA first round series in perspective, and near the end we will offer our NBA Finals Predictions.  Chris and Dave may have some surprises with the predictions.   Also some other storylines including the LA Market missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005, Kawhi Leonard's official end to his season, a LeBron James first round loss for the first time since 2012, and much more.


Podcast: 2018 Masters Recap with John and Mike (04-11-18)

April 11th, 2018


John and Mike are back to recap this year's Masters Tournament, won by Patrick Reed.  Reed, one of the more unlikeable players on the tour, nevertheless had a big weekend with numerous eagles in his third round.  We'll look at his journey to victory along with the great competition from Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler.   Later we comment on other aspects of the tournaments, the usual rundown of surprises and disappointments, a look at the upcoming PGA Tour schedule, and more from the world of golf.


Podcast: Wrestlemania 34 Preview (04-04-18)

April 4th, 2018


The whole gang is back in town: YOTS, Quickies, Parcells, Fiddle, and Umberto's all joining Dave to preview Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans.   The WWE continues to push Roman Reigns as the face of the WWE, despite overwhelming hatred from wrestling fans everywhere.   Reigns will try to battle Brock Lesnar (most likely) for the championship.  In other bouts, we'll see former MMA star Ronda Rousey go for a title of her own, plus some other matches, the tag team match, a singles match, yet another visit from the Undertaker, and more.  The crew predicts the surprise guests for Wrestlemania this year.  There are rumblings that the Rock and Daniel Bryan could make cameos.  All this and more in our usual light hearted look at pro wrestling.


Podcast: 2018 Final Four Preview with John, Andy, and Tommy (03-28-18)

March 28th, 2018


John, Andy, Tommy, and Dave present this year's Final Four preview for the big games in San Antonio.   First we recap the eventful Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds from last year which include Loyola's incredible run to the Final Four, a great game between Kansas and Duke, and much more.  Michigan takes Loyola Chicago in the first Final Four game, and Kansas takes on Villanova in the second game.  We predict the Final Four game winners, and look ahead to the potential National Championship Game on Monday night.  


Podcast: NBA Report - Steph’s Latest Injury, Tyronn Lue’s Absence, Wizards Talk (03-27-18)

March 27th, 2018


On this week's "NBA Report", Chris and Dave look at the Warriors' latest challenge: Steph Curry's MCL sprain that will keep out through the first round of the playoffs.   Later we take a look at the chaos of the health of Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, forced to take a leave of absence, then some other topics including support for justice in the Stephon Clark's tragic death, the crumbling Wizards, more injury updates from the Celtics and their ongoing road trip, and more from the association as teams tune up for the playoffs.


2018 MLB Season Predictions

March 22nd, 2018

Here are the MLB Season Predictions as announced on our 2018 MLB Preview Podcasts, both posted earlier in this feed.  Gerry in Piscataway, Ari in Philadelphia, and Dave in the City all had division predictions, over/unders, and postseason award picks.  Keep reading →