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2022 NFL Schedule Recap, Potpourri (05-18-2022)

May 18th, 2022 · Comments

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John and Andy are back to share their thoughts on the NFL's schedule this coming season.  A great matchup between the Rams and the Bills opens the season, and there are other key meetings between last year's playoff teams, some great divisional matchups, and much more.  Later in the show, we'll segue to potpourri on numerous sports and break down how the NBA and Stanley Cup Playoffs are going, plus a preview of this year's PGA Championship from Southern Hills.

Tags: Podcast · Basketball · MLB · Football

New Playoff OT Rules, NCAA Tournament Update (03-29-2022)

March 29th, 2022 · Comments

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John and Andy join Dave to discuss the late breaking news that NFL teams approved a new OT format for playoff games, where both teams get at least one possession in overtime.  Later, it's back to NCAA Basketball coverage as we give our thoughts on the action from the Men's Tournament.  There were big upsets by St. Peter's and big wins for Duke, Villanova, Kansas and North Carolina as they both head to the Final Four.   What went wrong for Baylor, Gonzaga, and Arizona?  What went right for Cinderella programs like St. Peter's and Providence?  All this and more as we set up for what could be a great Final Four with the epic Duke/UNC rivalry as one of the semifinal games.

Tags: Podcast · Basketball · Football

Tom Brady Unretires, NCAA B-Ball Tournament Mini-Preview (03-15-2022)

March 15th, 2022 · Comments

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The entire panel is back to unravel the layers of Tom Brady's sudden return to football.   John, Ron, and Dave try to decipher why he changed his mind and is going to try playing football again at his advanced football age?  What team would sign him?  Where would he want to play?  

We also discuss the equally stunning move of former FOX Broadcaster Joe Buck to ESPN to join Troy Aikman in what should be the de-facto new broadcast team for Monday Night Football.  Afterward, Andy rejoins the others for a mini preview of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.  Will we see more chalk or more upsets this year?  What will Baylor have left after their title run last year and some recent injuries?  Can Duke make one last stand for Coach K in his final season?  All this and more on our latest DITCOW Football.

Tags: Podcast · Basketball · Football

Rodgers Stays in GB, Wilson Traded to the Broncos, NCAA Basketball Update (03-09-2022)

March 9th, 2022 · Comments

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John and Ron are back with Dave to cover some huge moves in the NFL this week.  First, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers agreed to a restructured contract to stay in Green Bay.  Next, only hours after the fact, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was traded to the Broncos.  We'll chat about the impact for all three teams and what the future holds for Russ and Aaron.

Later, John will stay on to discuss the NCAA Men's College Basketball tournaments in progress including some exciting finishes in the SoCon tournament and the WCC tournament.  We'll see who's got the inside track at bids for the big dance plus what the top dogs in each conference could do in the tournament.

Tags: Podcast · Basketball · Football

Podcast: NBA Report - 2021 NBA Playoffs Mini-Preview (05-19-2021)

May 19th, 2021 · Comments

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Chris in GA and Dave are back for our NBA Playoffs Mini-Preview show.  We'll take questions from our live YouTube Broadcast about the playoffs, cover the Play-In Tournament in progress, and make our predictions for the 2021 Playoffs.  Will the Lakers survive the play in round against Golden State and/or Memphis or San Antonio?   Will the Nets with KD, Kyrie, and Harden live up to the hype and win the East?  Can the Bucks finally put together a few games to take down the Nets and make an NBA Finals?  Can the Nuggets make a Finals run without their starting point guard Jamal Murray?   Will the Jazz take advantage of their 1-seed and defend their home court with their tough defense and a recovering Donavan Mitchell.  We'll cover all the possible scenarios as our live broadcast leads up to the Lakers play-in matchup against the Warriors.

Tags: Podcast · Basketball

Podcast: NBA Report - Remembering Elgin, LeBron Ankle Trouble (03-23-2021)

March 23rd, 2021 · Comments

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Chris and Dave open this week's "NBA Report" with a few words about the great life and career of Elgin Baylor, who played for many years with the Lakers.  Elgin died on Monday and sparked an outpouring of love from all over the NBA.  We'll share our thoughts on a legend who dazzled the world before the NBA was big on TV and social media.

Later, we return to the modern day NBA talk, centered around a crucial high ankle sprain injury for LeBron James suffered on Saturday vs the Hawks.  The Lakers could be in serious trouble without both LeBron and A.D. over the next few games.   Plus, another devastating injury for the Hornets with LaMelo Ball out for the season.  We'll chat about how it could hamper the Hornets' playoff hopes.

The playoff chases continue and the guys recap some big moments and missed opportunities, including the Hawks horrific 20 point blown lead at the Clippers on Monday night.  The Hawks are in the chase for home court advantage in the playoffs and we'll chat about how bad a loss it is for seeding purposes, all this and much more as teams gear up for possible midseason trades.

Tags: Podcast · Basketball

Podcast: NBA Report - Spurs Say Goodbye to Aldridge, Five Predictions for 2nd Half (03-10-21)

March 10th, 2021 · Comments

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Chris and Dave begin our latest "NBA Report" with late-breaking news on the Spurs parting with LaMarcus Aldridge.  The long-time Spur nears the end of his contract and the presumed buyout gives other contenders a chance to get a very capable vet for the stretch run.

We also present our "Five Predictions for the 2nd Half."  It's our predictions for the second half of the season, including MVP, top seeds, other predictions, and one wild card prediction.

Tags: Podcast · Basketball

Podcast: NBA Report - Wizardry of the Road, The Nets are Actually Good (02-23-21)

February 23rd, 2021 · Comments

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This week on the "Report," Chris and Dave recap an outstanding road trip for the Wizards so far which included a shocking 17 point comeback overtime win against the Lakers.   Westbrook and Beal took their game up to a new level in beating the defending champions, alongside other key wins over the Nuggets and Blazers.  Can the Wizards extend their five game win streak against the Clippers on Tuesday night?

Later, we revisit the Nets after some very big wins over said Lakers and the Clippers.  Dave finally admits the Nets are here to stay plus Chris looks at whether their improvements on defense are sustainable.   Later, its a look at other big February performers such as the Jazz who bounced back after a loss to the Clippers, the Pelicans who beat the Celtics in overtime on national TV, and the Raptors who fought back into the hunt with consecutive wins over the Bucks.

Tags: Podcast · Basketball

Podcast: NBA Report: Jazz and Hornets take the League by Storm (02-16-21)

February 16th, 2021 · Comments

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The NBA Report returns with Chris and Dave!   The two of them get into the hottest teams in the NBA this month, the Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz.   The Jazz behind Mike Conley great start and Jordan Clarkson's blistering bench play dominated their last home stand and have them shooting up the standings.  The Hornets also are playing much better with LaMelo Ball dazzling the world with a great all around game: passing, shooting, and rebounding proving the Hornets #1 overall pick to be a success so far.

Plus we look at the other side and cover the teams struggling to win like the Mavericks and Heat.  All this plus other news and notes from the NBA in our first "Report" of 2021.

Tags: Podcast · Basketball

Podcast: 2020-21 DITCOW NBA Season Preview with Chris in GA (12-08-2020)

December 8th, 2020 · Comments

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Chris in GA co-hosts our DITCOW NBA Season Preview for 2020-21.  We're looking at the teams who are on the rise like the Suns, Grizzlies, and Hawks along with a look at the teams who fall hard like the Rockets, Warriors, and Clippers.   Chris and Dave check out the big trades and signings of the offseason: Westbrook/Wall, Hayward, Holliday, and more.   We look at some of the projected win totals for various NBA teams, then we cover the 2020 NBA Draft results and the new NBA City Edition Jerseys for the season.

Tags: Podcast · Basketball

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