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Entries from January 2020

Podcast: Super Bowl Week 2020 Part III - Prop Bets with Tom in VA (01-30-20)

January 30th, 2020 · Comments


Tom in VA joins Dave for our latest Super Bowl Prop Bets show. This year we run down our favorite prop bets for Super Bowl LIV from Miami.    The usual props are in play such as coin toss, anthem props, and scoring props, plus we check out this year's unusual non-sport related props and some other surprises from the big game.

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Podcast: Super Bowl Week 2020 Part II - 49ers, Miami’s SB Legacy with Coach Andrew Jacobsen (01-29-20)

January 29th, 2020 · Comments


Part 2 of our Super Bowl Week 2020 coverage begins with added coverage of the KC/SF game matchup with our friend Coach Andrew Jacobsen digging into how the game could be won by either the Chiefs or 49ers.  We also cover the rapid rise of the 49ers from 4-12 a year ago to Super Bowl bound in 2019/20. Later, we segue into the historical context of Super Bowl LIV and Miami's long legacy of hosting Super Bowls, going all the way back to Super Bowl III in which the New York Jets shocked the world by beating the heavily favored Baltimore Colts.  We'll share some of our personal favorite Miami Super Bowls over the years.

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Podcast: Super Bowl Week 2020 Part I - Game Preview with John in CT (01-29-20)

January 29th, 2020 · Comments


John in CT joins Dave to preview Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs.  We look at what could be a great offensive display and what each team brings to the table on defense.  We'll see where the advantages are for either side, cover the potential for KC Coach Andy Reid to finally get his championship, and look at the journey both teams made to get to the Super Bowl.  Will the pressure get to either QB Patrick Mahomes for KC or QB Jimmy Garoppolo for SF?  That and more on our comprehensive Super Bowl matchup preview.

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Podcast: Farewell Kobe: 1978-2020 (01-28-20)

January 28th, 2020 · Comments

On this DITCOW special, we share our thoughts and feelings on the horrific tragedy that took the lives Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, baseball coach John Altobelli, members of his family, and others on a helicopter headed toward the Newbury Park area.  Dave presents his perspective on one of the true greats in NBA history, and who he matured into as a man, his love of family, his many interests, and his indelible impact on the City of Los Angeles.  Though not a perfect person, Kobe imparted strong work ethic, a commitment to winning, and a thirst for knowledge and success.   We share why this will not soon be forgotten.  We hope to have our "NBA Report" co-host Chris in GA join us for this unofrtunately timed retrospective of a fascinating, remarkable life and the lives of others in the helicopter crash.   Later, a look at how the NBA has responded thus far.

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Podcast: 2020 MLB Offseason Show with Ari and Gerry (01-23-20)

January 23rd, 2020 · Comments


Gerry and Ari are back for this year's MLB Offseason Show.  The dominant topic for 2020 was the massive penalties for the Astros following MLB's investigation of their sign stealing in 2017.  Both the G.M. and Manager were suspended one year, followed by the Astros firing both persons outright.  The crew dig into why this was such a black mark for baseball, and how the suspensions were appropriate punishment, then speculate as to whether MLB should have gone even further with player punishments.  Afterwards, we get into collateral damage from the scandal: the Red Sox and Mets firing their respective managers Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran.  After that, we get into the numerous big transactions so far from the offseason.  Cole signs a giant contract to pitch for the Yankees, Rendon gets a pretty sizable contract to play third base for the Angels, and other big names move to new teams on a much better offeason than the 2019 offseason one year earlier.

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Podcast: NBA Report - New Peak for Dame Time (01-21-20)

January 21st, 2020 · Comments


On this week's DITCOW "NBA Report" podcast, Chris and Dave look at a number of excellent MLK Jr. Day performances, highlighted by Damian Lillard's new career high 61 points in a thrilling OT win over the Warriors.   Plus we check out the Celtics thumping of the Lakers on the same night, an update on Zion's NBA Debut, plus Dave asks: are certain NBA teams' chemistry issues underrated, overrated, or rated?

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Podcast: Random Q’s - 2020 Vision (01-16-20)

January 16th, 2020 · Comments


Kevin on the Cape, now in mainland Massachussetts, returns to DITCOW for our newest Random Q's show.  This time, we look forward to the new decade and update the audience on Junkie's family life, Dave's quest to see more movies, some commentary on the massive Astros Cheating Scandal, then your Random Questions as submitted through Twitter to @ditcow .

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Podcast: CFP Championship Game Recap, NFL Playoffs (01-15-20)

January 15th, 2020 · Comments


John, Andy, and Dave return to recap the College Football Championship Game between the exciting LSU Tigers and the Clemson Tigers, where LSU put up a dominant second half to punctuate a dominant year in their home state for a 42-25 title game win.  

Later, we bring the audience up to speed on the NFL Playoffs so far.  The Titans shock the football world by blowing out the hugely favored Ravens in the divisional round.  The Texans out-last the Bills in the wild card round, go up 24-0 on the Chiefs at Arrowhead only to let it all cave in within a quarter, losing to the Chiefs in a blowout.  The 49ers take care of business and shut down the Vikings while the Packers gut out a win against the always pesky Seahawks.  The crew get into all the scenarios plus offere predictions for the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

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Podcast: NBA Report - Remembering David Stern (01-14-20)

January 14th, 2020 · Comments


Chris and Dave return for the first "NBA Report" of the 2020 Calendar Year.  This week we remember the life of NBA Comissioner Emeritus David Stern who died back on New Year's Day.  We share thoughts on how he grew a struggling league and turned it into a global sensation.  We chat about what he meant to all the NBA players, coaches, broadcasters, and journalists past and present.  Later, we return to the beat and look at the latest from the Association: The Lakers battling injuries to stay on top, the Sixers at odds with each other during a ragged start to their season, the surprising Thunder well on pace to return to the playoffs with Chris Paul leading the way, plus much more.

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Football Picks: Week 16 Results, Final Standings

January 2nd, 2020 · Comments

Ron finishes the year with a flourish, winning Week 16, with a 2-2 mark for the week.  The Bowls were tough on the panel overall, but the week finishes a 2019 Football Picks Championship for Ron in NJ, congratulations!  Complete Picks.  (more...)

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