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Football Picks: Week 1

August 30th, 2017


Here are the Football Picks for Week 1 in College Football.  Andy, John, Ron, Dave, and guest picker Chris in Georgia make the picks.

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Podcast: 2017 College Football Preview with John and Ron (08-22-17)

August 23rd, 2017


John in CT and Ron in NJ join Dave for another big College Football preview show.  This year we look at another batch of new coaches in big places.  Tom Herman climbs the mountain to Texas head coach while Lincoln Riley gets promoted to head coach at Oklahoma.   We follow up last year's hot head coaches such as Kirby Smart at Georgia and Justin Fuente at Virginia Tech.  Later we cover all of the big conferences in FBS including our College Football Playoff predictions and our annual Heisman Watch.  We'll see if Alabama can continue to be the team to beat, and whether the Pac 12 contenders like Washington and USC can make a statement in the New Year's Six.  Is Ohio State the class of the Big Ten with numerous returning starters?  We also add the "Coach Hot Seat Tracker" to this year's preview.  That and many other storylines from the NCAA and FBS on this special program.


Podcast: 2017 PGA Championship Recap with John and Mike (08-15-17)

August 15th, 2017


John and Mike join Dave for the final August-based PGA Championship recap for the forseeable future.   We'll cover how Justin Thomas outshot a whole group of contenders in the final round for an exciting major win.  Later we discus the changes to the PGA Tour Schedule which includes moving the PGA Championship to May next year and other big golf news.


Podcast: MLB Trade Deadline 2017 Part 2 with Ari and Gerry (07-31-17)

July 31st, 2017


Ari and Gerry join Dave for part two of our Trade Deadline recap.  This time we look at the monster deals that brought Yu Darvish to the Dodgers, Sonny Gray to the Yankees, and both Alex Avila and Justin wilson to the Cubs.  Which teams smoked it and which ones whiffed?   Dave, Gerry and Ari break down all the moves at the deadline, plus our predictions for the AL and NL playoff berth races.


Podcast: MLB Trade Deadline 2017 with Ari and Gerry (07-26-17)

July 26th, 2017


Ari in Philadelphia and Gerry in Piscataway join Dave once again to look at the MLB Trade Deadline.  Who should buy and who should sell?   Did the Diamondbacks land a game-changer with J.D. Martinez?   Will Jaime Garcia be the piece the Twins need to make the playoffs?  Are the Royals over confident in trading for Trevor Cahill?   What's to come for contending teams like the Dodgers and Astros?   Did the Nationals finally get the bullpen help they needed by trading for Madson and Dolittle?  That and much more as we go into the second half of the baseball season.


Podcast: 2017 Open Championship Recap with John and Mike (07-25-17)

July 25th, 2017


John in CT and Mike in North NJ re-join Dave to break down Jordan Spieth's thrilling Open Championship win at Royal Birkdale.  We'll cover the exciting final round duel with Matt Kuchar, and a very unusual 13th hold for Jordan who hit a ball well out of play, but somehow in bounds.   Later we'll cover the usual surprises and disappointments, comment on why the future of golf is in good hands, and look ahead to the PGA Championship and other events.


Podcast: MLB All Star Week 2017, 2nd Half Predictions with Gerry & Ari (07-12-17)

July 12th, 2017


Gerry and Ari re-join Dave for our MLB All Star Recap show.   We'll look at Aaron Judge's outstanding performance in the Home Run Derby, then a few thoughts on the Celebrity Softball game, and recap a very mundane 2017 All Star Game from Miami.   Afterward, we bring our First Half Recap/Second Half MLB Predictions show.  Who were the big winners and losers of the first half?  Will anyone make a run during the "dog days of sumer?"   What's to come for the trade deadline across baseball?   We'll see if the Astros, Dodgers, Brewers, Red Sox, Royals, and others are the real deal.


Podcast: 2017 U.S. Open Recap with John and Mike (06-20-17)

June 20th, 2017


John and Mike join Dave to break down a tremendous U.S. Open performance by Brooks Koepka in what was a very competitive tournament until the final 9 holes.   We'll look at some other big moments from Justin Thomas, Brian Harman, Hideki Matsuyama, Tommy Fleetwood, and others.  Plus a peek at some big disappointments like Rickie Fowler who was just a bit short, and three others, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, and Rory McIlroy, who missed the cut altogether.  Then we peek ahead to the Open Championship across the pond and other golf events down the road.


Blog: A CPR Story

June 8th, 2017


A quick recap of my CPR training day, and other assorted nonsense.  Keep reading →

Blog: The Big OLD A

May 25th, 2017


Angels Stadium is showing its age.  Time for a face-lift.  (plus other random thoughts)  Keep reading →