Entries from June 2010
June 30th, 2010 ·
Part one of the big two part NBA Free Agency Podcast. In Part One: Dave counts down to the Midnight Hour as the NBA begins its negotiations with free agents. Joohan Lee looks at who could sign first among the big Max-Contract Free Agents in the NBA. ALSO: A look at who the Clippers could get to fit their team during Free Agency this year. Matt Shapiro shares LeBron James' options for this year's off-season and his prediction on where LeBron will go. Jacob Rosales lampoons the hype surrounding NBA Free Agency, plus a look at Doc Rivers' return and Paul Pierce's opt out.
PLUS: Could a team with LeBron and Bosh be overrated defensively? MLB discussion also peppers the podcast.
June 29th, 2010 ·
Andrew Jacobsen joins Dave in Studio for his first appearance since the Super Bowl. On the show: A look at 3D TVs and how they affect sports, Stephen Strasburg, World Cup Officiating, Dave tries to calm down 49er fans with a Niners bet, MLB Predictions, and an off the cuff story about Dave and Brazilian Dancing.
June 28th, 2010 ·
Dan Heck, Jazz Musician and avid NY Sports fan, joins Dave to break down baseball at the mid-season mark. Each of the divisions, broken down and looked at around the league. Surprises and disappointments PLUS: How to stop flopping in the World Cup, the crapshoot of MLB Bullpens, Joe Torre Bashing, Mets fans vs Yankees fans, and much more.
June 24th, 2010 ·
Dave returns from a bout with the Stomach Flu to go over the week in sports. On this episode: the Bulls Trade to get cap room for two potential Max Free Agents, A Review of the NBA Draft, Why Interleague Baseball is overdone and overrated, and Landon Donovan's goal that saved the USA in the World Cup.
PLUS: The Longest Match in Wimbledon History -- it was great, yet, not so great.
June 21st, 2010 ·
Dave grouses about a Lakers Parade with no ending. Namely, how'd they come up with such a big parade and have no rally? Dave digs into the answers, PLUS, a look at the monster NBA Finals Ratings for ABC.
ALSO: A quick review of ESPN/ABC's Telecast quality throughout the series.
June 18th, 2010 ·
Special Edition of Dave in the City: Dave Reflects on a series between two great rivals and its culmination in a thrilling, yet ugly game 7. How the Lakers used their will, and their defense, to rise up to victory despite falling behind. Also: why we need to cherish the moments between two soon to fade franchises in the NBA.
NOT on the show: A debate about Kobe's "legacy vs Michael Jordan." -- Too many shows do this already.
June 15th, 2010 ·
Dave takes a huge sigh of relief as the Lakers avoid elimination to force a Game 7 at Staples Center in the NBA Finals. Why defense was the key to success in Game 6 and how the Celtics may have let an opportunity slip away.
PLUS: the irony of Kendrick Perkins' injury.
June 14th, 2010 ·
Dave sounds the death knell (potentially) for the Los Angeles Lakers as they face a 3-2 deficit entering Staples Center for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Celtics try to clinch the championship as Dave breaks down the matchup from a personal perspective. AND, why Laker Fans can take hope for Game 6 in Los Angeles.
PLUS: Texas stays put in the Big 12. What kept them there, plus how it affects the Big Ten and Pac 10. Jacob Rosales guests.
June 10th, 2010 ·
Covering the other sports stories around the World that happened in addition to the NBA Finals:
-- NCAA Sanctions on USC Football
-- Possible Big 10 and Pac 10 expansion
-- The Chicago Blackhawks end a 49 year drought in hockey
-- Angels player Kendry Morales out for the season
June 10th, 2010 ·
A recap of the Celtics keys to winning Game 4 of the NBA Finals vs the visiting Lakers. Why Bench Play was critical and how Rivers went out of the ordinary to conjure up a critical game.
PLUS: How Odom was exposed defensively and Bynum's impact on the series.