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Entries from May 2019

Podcast: MLB Update Show Vol. 2 with Ari and Gerry (05-29-19)

May 29th, 2019 · Comments

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Ari in Philadelphia, Gerry in Piscataway by way of Jersey City, and Dave are back for our second MLB Update show as the season nears June.  This time out, more potpourri including Dave's thoughts on the teams at the top we missed on the last update show - the Cubs with a suddenly red-hot Kris Bryant, the Astros with a rebuilt lineup, and the Dodgers with fantastic starting pitching from young guns like Hyun-jin Ryu and Walker Buehler.  Plus, Gerry's usual thoughts on his Yankees, Ari tries to sort out all the chaos from the Yoenis Cespedes ankle injury at his ranch, plus much more from MLB at the 1/3 mark of the season.

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Podcast: 2019 PGA Championship Recap with John and Mike (05-22-19)

May 22nd, 2019 · Comments

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John and Mike return for this year's PGA Championship Recap Show.   Bethpage Black in the NY area was the sight of a dominant performance for Brooks Koepka until the nerves took over on a very crazy final nine holes in the final round.  Koepka nearly blew what was a seven stroke lead within four holes and nearly blew the touranment altogether, but friend and competitor Dustin Johnson wasn't able to save par on the 16th and 17th holes.  All in all, a potentially mundane tournament, turned unusually interesting in its final afternoon.  The guys look at what Koepka did to build such a big lead and how his game unravled late.  Was it the most unusual finish in PGA Championship history?  Also a look at the usual surprises and disappointments then our ongoing look ahead at the tournaments between now and the forthcoming U.S. Open.

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Podcast: NBA Report - Raptors Grind Out a Win in 2OT, Portland Meltdown, Conference Finals Update (05-21-19)

May 21st, 2019 · Comments

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This week on the "NBA Report" show, Chris and Dave break down a relatively juiceless Conference Finals round in the NBA, but one with a 2OT win for the Raptors, desperately in need of wins to tie the series with the Bucks.  Meanwhile in the West, the Blazers blow an 18 point lead to the Warriors in a crippling Game 3 loss at Moda Center, leading to an eventual four game sweep for the Dubs over Portland.   Next we look at what's left over for the conference finals, plus some thoughts on Magic Johnson's recent tirade against his former GM partner Rob Pelinka on the Lakers.

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Podcast: NBA Report - Kawhi’s Wild Game 7 Buzzer Beater, Nuggets/Blazers, Draft Lottery Recap (05-14-19)

May 14th, 2019 · Comments

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On this week's NBA Report, Chris and Dave run down one of the most exciting Game 7 finishes in NBA history.  Kawhi Leonard ends Game 7 at the buzzer with a wild shot that bounced up, rolled around the rim, and fell in to send the Raptors to the Conference Finals over Philadelphia.   Earlier on that day, C.J. McCollum and the Blazers stormed back from a 17 point deficit to take down the Nuggets on the road in their Game 7.   Days earlier, Steph Curry rallies the Warriors back from a 4th quarter deficit on the road to eliminate James Harden and the Rockets.  It was indeed a wild, wild semifinal round in the NBA.  We'll recap all of the particulars, dig into the NBA Draft Lottery Results, then cover the new coaching regime on the Lakers: Frank Vogel and Jason Kidd.  

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Podcast: The Top 5 DITCOW Episodes of 2013

May 14th, 2019 · Comments

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On this special DITCOW Retrospective, we count down the Top 5 DITCOW Episodes of 2013, all part of the "10 Years of DITCOW" celebration.   This edition features the "Clown Car Driver of the Month" segment developed by Andy in Seattle, more great nonsense from Dave and Junkie's "Random Questions" hours, the "Dave in the City Sports Minutes" mocking the lame CBS Sports Minutes on radio, and John in Orlando's (formerly Greenwich, CT) first in-studio visit with Dave in California.  Plus, several other surprises from the podcast's 5th season on air.

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Podcast: MLB Update Show with Ari and Gerry (05-09-19)

May 9th, 2019 · Comments

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They're back!  Ari in Philadelphia and Gerry in Piscataway return for the MLB Early Season Update with Dave.  Some early hot starts were quickly fizzled such as those of the Mariners and the Twins.  Other teams tanked in the first month and are now storming back like the Cubs and Yankees.   Still others are in seeming dire straits like the defending champion Red Sox and the Washington Nationals.  The crew digs into the current standings and then look at the massive increase in home runs, odd unwritten rule nonsense with Kevin Gausman and Tim Anderson in separate incidents.   Lastly some potpourri as we get into other minutiae along with a look at our season predictions so far.

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Podcast: NBA Report - Nuggets/Blazers 4OT Thriller, Playoff Semifinals Update (05-07-19)

May 7th, 2019 · Comments

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This week on our "NBA Report" DITCOW show, Chris and Dave break down an exciting four-overtime classic Game 3 between the Nuggets and Blazers, where the true test of endurance settled a great game with exceptional performances by Will Barton, Nikola Jokic, C.J. McCollum, and eventually, Rodney Hood who came off the bench in the fourth overtime to make the difference.   Also this week, we cover the other series in the playoff semis.  The Bucks put the Celtics up against the wall with a dominant Game 4, led by Giannis and of all people George Hill.   The Raptors claw back and rescue their series vs the Sixers with an inspirational 39 point performance by Kawhi Leonard in Game 4 at Philly.  The Rockets climb back and even the series at 2-2 against the Warriors in four games that have been difficult to watch.  The guys outline why something is still off with the Dubs while they give their due to the Rockets, even if their style tough to take.

Lastly, a look ahead to who wins their respective series and whether Kyrie Irving in particular left a bad mark on the ending of his season, and possibly his career, in Boston.

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