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Podcast: Super Bowl Week Part I - Prop Bets (01-29-18)

January 29th, 2018


Kevin on the Cape and Tom in Northern VA return to deliver this year's Super Bowl Prop Bets for the Eagles/Patriots matchup in Minneapoilis.   We look at the traditional props, along with this year's wacky wagers and other unusual props for the big game.


Podcast: 2018 MLB Offseason Report with Ari and Gerry (01-24-18)

January 24th, 2018


Ari and Gerry return for the 2018 MLB Offseason Report in a very light offseason thus far in baseball.   Giancarlo Stanton gets his trade, he goes to the Yankees.  Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen also find new destinations.  We'll cover the trades plus other free agent rumblings and the newly announced Hall of Fame Class of 2018.


Podcast: NBA Report - Cavs, Spurs, and Wizards Turmoil, LeBron hits 30k, More Trade Talk (01-23-18)

January 23rd, 2018


Chris and Dave are back for this week's "NBA Report" which focuses on inner team turmoil.  The Cavs held a closed door meeting with firery emotion after losing 10 of 14.  Tensions between the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard are high after failed attempts at Leonoard's rehab.   The Wizards are finding John Wall a difficult team mate and were recently called out by Mavericks' guard J.J. Barea.  LeBron hits 30,000 career points after congratulating himself earlier in the day, plus other oddball stories.  Later, a look at more trade rumors including the Hornets' intentions to put Kemba Walker up for trade, more creative ideas for a difficult to generate Cavs trade, possibly involving Kevin Love.  Lastly, a look at the NBA All Star Reserves announced on Tuesday night.


Podcast: NFC Divisional Madness, NFL Championship Sunday Preview (01-17-18)

January 17th, 2018


John, Andy, Ron, and Dave return to recap a wild divisional round in the NFL featuring a miracle win for the Minnesota Vikings, an Eagles upset of the Falcons in Philadelphia, and a shootout in Pittsburgh where the Jaguars shocked the Steelers.  We look ahead to the two conference championships: Jaguars/Patriots and Vikings/Eagles.  Predictions and other thoughts to follow, plus some college football coaching news.


Podcast: NBA Report - Trade Deadline Talk Pt. 1, Warriors school the Cavs, Rockets/Clippers Rumble (01-16-18)

January 16th, 2018


Chris and Dave take on this week's NBA Report with a near-melee at Staples Center between the Rockets and Clippers as Chris Paul, making his first trip back to LA since going to the Rockets, Trevor Ariza, Blake Griffin, Austin Rivers, and others stir up emotions and nearly bring the two teams to blows.   Dave breaks down the confrontation in an otherwise dominant Clippers win against old team mates.   Next, a look at the Warriors continued mastery of the Cavaliers in a particularly dismal finish at the Q.  The Cavaliers are left asking questions and begging for more help via the trade, as several players ask for improvements anonymously.   Then we begin our first in a series of Trade Deadline discussions and Dave and Chris present our most likely trade candidates, possible destinations, and salary cap implications.


Podcast: CFP Championship Game Recap, NFL Playoffs, Football Picks Results (01-10-18)

January 10th, 2018


The Football Picks Panel returns to recap a tremendous CFP Championship Game where Alabama rolls the dice and switches QB's at halftime to come back and win over Georgia in Overtime.   Andy, John, Ron, and Dave look at a title game with a slow start and a torrid finish.   Later we look at the NFL's truly WILD card weekend, and a preview of the divisional round games: Falcons/Eagles, Titans/Pats, Jags/Steelers, and Saints/Vikings.


Podcast: The 2018 College Basketball Primer with Chris in Syracuse (01-09-2018)

January 9th, 2018


Chris in Syracuse returns for the 2018 College Basketball Primer show.  We look at each of the conferences in Division I college basketball, plus cover some season storylines.  This year we look at the early season PK80 tournament featuring many Nike-sponsored teams like Duke, Florida, Ohio State, and Gonzaga.  We also look at the parity in this year's game, with the Number One team losing every week, plus a look at the current #1, Villanova.

Who will be the possible sleepers in the NCAA Tournament this year?  We look at that and much more from College Hoops in 2018.


Podcast: NBA Report - Lowry Carried Off, LeBron struggles, Lakers and Hawks battle for the Bottom (01-09-18)

January 9th, 2018


Chris in Georgia re-joins Dave for latest NBA Report.  This week we cover defensive efficiency in the NBA, the Hawks pit of misery, LeBron's worst performance of the year in Minnesota, the Lakers battle with Lonzo Ball's Dad Lavar Ball, more on upstart teams, NBA City Jerseys, and much more.


Football Picks: Week 16 Results and Final Standings

January 2nd, 2018


Our last week of Football Picks is in the books.  John had the best week at 3-1, and others were solid.  We announce the Final Standings and the winner of the 2017 Football Picks Contest! Keep reading →

Podcast: The Mike Francesa Tribute Show (12-18-17)

December 18th, 2017


Dave brings back Oomer, Rollins, YOTS, and TR to reflect on Mike Francesa's final show on WFAN.   We chat about the final week of shows, Mike's legacy to sports, and radio, and share our personal reflections on Mike's legacy, the rise and fall of Mongo Nation, the Mike Francesa.com, a message board devoted to following "Francesa on the FAN," and the future, both for Mike and WFAN.  Here are special guests scheduled for this Francesa tribute:

YOTS (John in Stamford): A frequent collaborator both on the DITCOW podcast and administrator at themikefrancesa.com, a website that tracks and comments on Mike's shows daily, along with other programs on WFAN.  Believe it or not, his favorite team is the Los Angeles Chargers!  He also likes the Yankees and Lakers.

Oomer in Rockland: He is the man behind @ordiomongo on Twitter, formerly @WFANAudio.   His daily links to Mike Francesa clips and moments from his WFAN shows sparked a revolution and brought rise to Mongo Nation, a viral Mike Francesa fanbase that represented the most dedicated fans of the program.  In addition he has been an Admin for themikefrancesa.com.  While a NY area native, Oomer's favorite team is the Chicago Bulls.

Timmy Russo (TR): The Administrator behind themikefrancesa.com, chief moderator of threads and posts.   Timmy is a proud NJ resident who is true to his alma matter, Rutgers University.  He also roots for the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Eagles.

Rollins College 4 Life: The man behind @WFANTrades on Twitter, a twitter account designated for tracking outrageous trade proposals by WFAN callers.   He also was an Admin at themikefrancesa.com .  Currently Rollins lives in Georgia and is a huge Mets, Giants, and Rangers fan.

A full hour-plus show of memories and moments.