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  • #79 - 2017-18 Southeast Division preview

    in Basketball

    Will the Miami Heat grow to regret their offseason spending spree, or could they emerge as a sneaky threat out East? How will Dwight Howard fit with the Charlotte Hornets, and what does his arrival mean for Cody Zeller? Who can the Atlanta Hawks rely on outside of Dennis Schroder? How should the Orlando Magic distribute minutes among their plethora of wings? Did the Washington Wizards upgrade their bench enough to make them a legitimate title contender?
     
    Check out the episode to hear Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Sarah Cilea (@wildhorses65), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Allana Tachauer (@allanatachauer) of All U Can Heat and HoopsHabit discuss all of that and more.
     
    Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

  • The Infinite Inning Episode #022: Agents Of Chaos And Hilarity

    in Baseball

    Marc Normandin of SBNation.com joins Steve to talk postseason baseball, the Boston Red Sox, and the soap opera that is professional wrestling. We also have a more positive encounter with Mickey Cochrane and Phil Rizzuto in the Pacific.
    WARNING: There is the odd cussword this week, but we omitted a potential anecdote about Rizzuto’s testicles so it’s all okay.
    TABLE OF CONTENTS More managerial wisdom from Mickey Cochrane*Phil Rizzuto’s war*Marc Normandin: Cheers vs. Frasier*An awkward beginning? (Podcasts, Marc Maron, GLOW)*In the land of professional wrestling*Marc reviews GLOW and Foxcatcher*Actor’s Studio: Dave Bautista vs. The Rock*The Othering*Has 2017 been a good baseball season?*Different opinions of what constitutes fun in October*Win 100 games, finish second*Rooting for a losing team in the playoffs*The San Francisco Giants: What?*The left-handedest Red Sox team since the 1950s*Rick Porcello and the juiced ball*The Doug Fister Moment*Chris Sale’s secret*Slumpy guys: Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts*Must criticize Eduardo Nunez*Standing desks and fainting*Goodbyes.
    The Infinite Inning is not only about baseball but a state of mind. Steven Goldman, rotating cohosts Jesse Spector, Cliff Corcoran, and David Roth, and occasional guests discuss the game’s present, past, and future with forays outside the foul lines to the culture at large. Expect stats, anecdotes, digressions, explorations of writing and fandom, and more Casey Stengel quotations than you thought possible. Along the way, they’ll try to solve the puzzle that is the Infinite Inning: How do you find the joy in life when you can’t get anybody out?

  • Natural Hat Trick | Previewing the season ahead for the Coyotes

    in Hockey

     Craig Morgan, Jaime Eisner and Luke Lapinski continue their NHL summer preview series with an in-depth look at the Arizona Coyotes with Sarah McLellan of AZCentral.com. Craig, Luke and Jaime also break down the latest news from around the NHL.
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    Hockey lovers rejoice as the Natural Hat Trick provides a unique mix of analysis and humor packed into each hour-long show. Luke Lapinski, Craig Morgan and Jaime Eisner remember that sports are fun and make sure each show is equal parts entertaining and informative.
    Luke Lapinski is the radio host for the Arizona Coyotes’ pre- and post-game shows. Craig Morgan has covered, professional, college and prep sports in Arizona since 1993. He covers the Coyotes and Arizona State University for FanRag Sports. Jaime Eisner has covered the Coyotes since 2013.
     

  • Draft Dudes - Episode 95 (09/18/2017)

    in Football

    Fresh off Kyle's visit to Memphis to see the Tigers' stunning 48-45 victory over Josh Rosen and the UCLA Bruins, the Draft Dudes recap all of the big time storylines from the weekend that was in college football. Kyle brings a Hall of Fame comparison to the table for Rosen, while the two also discuss the Connor Williams injury, Tennessee vs. Florida, Texas vs. USC and the fact that Memphis' mascot is a live tiger. 
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    Kyle Crabbs and Joe Marino of NDT Scouting team up to provide football fans their thoughts and opinions on the NFL Draft. There’s no shortage of talking points with 256 draft selections to prep for, plus countless undrafted free agents each season.
    The Draft Dudes are all about the draft, and they’re here to provide insight behind their year-round preparations with NDT Scouting to ensure that they stay informed and up to date with prospect-related trends. Whether fans are looking for original input, reaction analysis of draft headlines via major media outlets, or even a breakdown of the latest news in draft coverage, these Draft Dudes have you covered.
    No matter the time of year, the NDT Scouting crew is there to provide analysis, philosophy and feedback on roster construction, positional values, analytics, strategy, breaking news and, of course, the X's and O's of the prospects.
    Now proud to be partnering with FanRag Sports, Kyle and Joe bring their talents to a new platform. They aim to provide entertaining discussion and banter on one of the biggest events in sports. Tune in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to keep up to date with the Draft Dudes of NDT Scouting, courtesy of FanRag Sports.

  • Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 114

    in Sports

    The Relatively Speaking Podcast put the wraps on the NBA offseason this week with FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Senior NBA writer Chris Herring.
    Jared and Chris go back a few years to when Chris covered the New York Knicks for the Wall Street Journal, as the two discuss Carmelo Anthony's crazy offseason, his place in today's NBA, and where we can expect to see him play his games this upcoming season.
    Chris also discusses the impact of Chris Paul being traded to the Houston Rockets, why it might take the Boston Celtics some time to figure things out before dethroning LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and teams he doesn't think are getting enough attention heading into the season.
    Of course Jared couldn't let the podcast finish without asking about the Knicks' beat, where Chris shared some of his best (and worst) experiences about one of the first jobs of his career.
    Chris is one of the best people to follow on Twitter when it comes to NBA news and analysis. You can follow him at @Herring_NBA, and check out his columns on ESPN/FiveThirtyEight.

  • No Relation NFL Podcast | Looking back at Week 2

    in Football

    Matt and Bill take a look back at week 2, a week that featured a lot of bad football. Do they think it will turn around. Tune in to find out.
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    The No Relation Podcast is a weekly podcast that will run year-round. Well-connected veteran NFL observers Matt and Bill Williamson (no, they are not related) will discuss and debate all things football. The latest news, trends and rumblings will be discussed in a lively, fast-paced format.
    Matt Williamson is an experienced podcaster who had a successful podcast on ESPN. He worked for the network for eight years as an NFL scout. He previously was a scout for the Cleveland Browns.
    Bill Williamson is 26-year veteran sports journalist who has covered the NFL continuously since 1997. He came to FanRag Sports after spending eight years as an NFL writer at ESPN.com. He has covered the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, and San Francisco 49ers.
    *Special thank you to Punk Rock Opera and freemusicarchive.org for intro music “King of the Downstroke” off their album Punk Rock Opera, Vol. 1.

  • Dishin & Swishin in her own words: Diana Taurasi on aging, the playoffs, and BG

    in Basketball

    Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury is as polarizing a player as there is in the WNBA. To some, she is the G.O.A.T., and her amazing abilities on the court and extreme competitive nature make her a joy to watch. To others, she is a whiner and complainer, whose ego trumps her talents and makes her an object of criticism.
    The truth is there is something to be said for both; at 35 years old she continues to score and rack up technical fouls at an alarming pace.  The Mercury, where she has won multiple championships, continues to be a middle of the pack playoff team, despite having Taurasi and dominating center Brittney Griner.
    Sunday’s game in Connecticut saw both sides of the Mercury. They started fast, with Griner taking control in the paint. However, they got away from going to her, Taurasi was having an off shooting day, and the Sun caught the Mercury at the half. By the end of the third quarter, the game was virtually over as Connecticut dominated on both ends, Griner did not get many touches, and a frustrated Taurasi racked up another technical foul.
    After the game, I caught up with Taurasi and asked her a few questions about her game, Griner, and the playoffs:
    In the spirit of full disclosure, I fall into the G.O.A.T. camp, but even I think her disdain for referees and ability to rack up technical fouls is a distraction. How big a distraction come playoff time is to be determined, but she cannot risk any suspensions or missed games this year, that’s for sure!

  • The How Bout Them Podcast | Episode 67

    in Football

    Today on “The How Bout Them Podcast,” Ugh! Today we have to do our best to look back at a gut wrenching loss with clear eyes, to see what we can learn about the Dallas Cowboys moving forward. Landon will brave the Coaches Tape to tell you what went wrong, and maybe a thing or two that might have gone right. What could that possibly be? Join us and find out!
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    “The How Bout Them Podcast” is a Dallas Cowboys-centric show that will air twice a week during the regular season and once a week in the offseason. The show will have a heavy focus on X’s and O’s, reviewing front office strategies and weekly matchups.
    This is a football podcast that will do its best to be about football, instead of all the things that surround football. This podcast aims to help the listener become a more knowledgeable football fan as well as a more informed Dallas Cowboys fan.
    Landon McCool is a blogger/podcaster/commentator who has a passion for the Dallas Cowboys and pro football. He loves learning more about football strategies, schemes and concepts when he has free time. His work can also be found on the SB Nation site, “Blogging The Boys.” He is (too) frequently found on Twitter using the handle @McCoolBTB.

  • FRS Premier League Podcast Ep. 143

    in Soccer

    Sebastian, Pauly and Elliott are back to break down the action from Matchweek 5 in the Premier League. Can anyone stop the Manchester clubs? They also take a look ahead at the third round of the League Cup. 
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    Sebastian Noren, Elliott Niblock and Pauly Kwestel discuss the latest from the world’s most popular soccer league in FRS’ Premier League Podcast. Previews and recaps are combined with the latest news about everything that surrounds the top league on the British Isles, which leads to interesting discussions, as they tend to have different views on things. The gang also covers the Champions League and the Europa League along with various international tournaments.

  • The Fantasy Doctors NFL Podcast Ep. 1

    in Sports

    Description: 
    The Fantasy Doctors is a closer look at injuries as they pertain to Fantasy Sports.  We have partnered with some of the most prominent medical doctors in the country, most notably Dr. Selene Parekh (Duke University Professor & Orthopedic Surgeon).  Dr. Parekh and our physician partners analyze the injuries and discuss their expectations for the athletes recovery and return to competition.  In this week's episode we break down the Top 3 injuries per position across the NFL and the resulting fantasy implications.
    *DISCLAIMER*
    The opinions given by TFD physicians are just that, opinions. They are based on the information available to the author at the time of publication; are general; and are not based on any formal physical assessment and/or diagnosis by the author. If you believe you may be suffering from an injury similar to one commented on by the author, do not rely on the author’s advice as it may not apply to you – see a qualified physician for a full assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan.
    Guest:  Dr. Jesse Morse-Board Certified Family Physician/Sports Medicine Fellow

  • NFL Draft Podcast Ep 55 | Mock draft/NFL preview

    in Football

    Rob and Stan take review the college football games from this weekend (0:45), do a bloated mock draft/NFL preview mash up (22:22), and and finish with some quick NFL predictions (1:12:54).
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    The job of an NFL general manager isn’t merely about finalizing the 53-man roster. While Drew Brees is throwing touchdown passes and Robert Quinn is crushing quarterbacks, many are looking to next year’s NFL Draft to see what kind of depth to add, and to find out if there is any cheap talent to replace players.
    If starting NFL Draft prep in August, why would any self-respecting football fan wait until the NFL Combine to get in on the action?
    The NFL Draft Podcast here at FanRag Sports is meant to get the wheels turning on the NFL’s next breakout stars before your first mock draft in early February. We will break down some of the best draft-eligible prospects, analyzing team fits and trying to project team needs down the line.

  • The Keepers | Interview with Liz Loza

    in Football

    The first episode The Keepers with Paige Dimakos and Chris Schubert breaks down the Jay Cutler move, injuries to key quarterbacks and a preview interview with Liz Loza of Yahoo Fantasy Sports.
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    The Keepers is a twice weekly podcast talking all things Fantasy Football. Paige Dimakos and Chris Schubert will help you set your lineup each week by answering fan submitted questions and giving which players to stay away from. Paige has been playing fantasy football since high-school and obsesses over draft order and setting her lineup. Chris Schubert is a Valley radio host with passion for Fantasy Football.  Come back each week for features like Love/Hate list, your team sucks and Paige Rage.

  • SITM: Air Force Thoughts; Purdue Lookahead: Michigan Injury Issues?

    in Sports

    Adam Biggers and Thomas Beindit breakdown Michigan's recent win over Air Force and look ahead to Purdue.

  • The Scout and the Sports Paige | Week 2 Observations

    in Football

    In this week’s episode, Paige and Gary give their 10 observations from Week 2 in the NFL. Gary dives into the scout perspective and what he saw on film this week and Paige gives you her three overreaction headlines. What teams looked good on film? Tune in to find out.
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    The Scout and The Sports Paige is a thrice-weekly podcast that breaks down the prime matchups in the NFL. Weekly “celebrity” guests talk football and listeners are asked to submit questions for the guests via social media.
    “The Scout,” Gary Horton, is a former NFL scout and collegiate assistant coach. He spent 10 years on the college level as assistant FB Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Arizona State University and University of Illinois (1984 Rose Bowl), plus 10 years in the NFL in player personnel as a scout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns.
    The Sports Paige, Paige Dimakos, is a sports journalist from Chicago who has covered football since attending University of Nebraska, where she covered the Cornhuskers.
    Credit for intro music: “Motherlode” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

  • The Sports Paige | NFL Week 2 predictions

    in Sports

    Paige Dimakos and Jake Arians go through all the NFL Week 2 match-ups and give you their picks to win. Are there any upsets coming this week? Listen in as they pick the scores for all the games in the kickoff of this NFL season.
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    Paige Dimakos is joined by Jake Arians every Thursday to talk NFL matchups and the best headlines from around the league. Jake is a former NFL player, entrepreneur and President of the Arians Family Foundation. Paige has covered football since attending college in Lincoln, Neb., and has studied football her entire life.  Paige and Jake will bring you expert analysis every week with a breakdown of each team in the NFL.
    Music credits:
    “Ready Aim Fire” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Play Action Podcast 3 | Jumping off the bandwagons

    in Football

    Jaime is back from his vacation, and is ready to jump off some teams' bandwagon. Is Chris ready to join him? 
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    FanRag Sports managing editor Jaime Eisner and audio director Chris Schubert break down all the latest NFL news, hot-button topics and so much more on this weekly podcast. They talk all things NFL, including fantasy sports, point spreads and break downs of the biggest plays, moments and stats you need to know from the week before and the week ahead. If it’s happening in the NFL, Jaime and Chris have something to say about it — even if they don’t always agree with each other. Podcast powered by FanRag Sports.
    Music credit: “Sax, Rock, and Roll” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 

  • Moonshots Episode 14: Buckets Lists and Food Rules

    in Sports

    "Jess Kleinschmidt and Alex Kolodziej are two peas in a pod, they would be a 7.1/10 couple," one anonymous source said of Moonshots. That actually didn't happen, but we're glad you're here to listen to Episode 14. Before the episode even starts, is there anything more irritating than being heckled for money by homeless people? The answer is no, and you can see the Triggered Meter raises to new levels in the first few minutes of the show. Everyone has things they want to do before they die. Dying isn't fun. Which sporting events would you want to witness before being buried? We give ours. Next time you prepare a meal, take notes of what you do differently. We give our OCD mannerisms when it comes to food, including do's and don't and golden rules. Apparently Hot or Not was a thing back in the day before Facebook (or something). Anyways, Jess was a mean average of 9 and we may need some pics as evidence because I don't buy it (she's a 10, love her, prototypical mom figure). Let's die alone as we mull over why we're single. Moonshots -- it's lit.

  • Stokke On Podcast | Houston Astros trade deadline and thoughts on all 30 teams

    in Baseball

    The Stokke On podcast is back to close out the week with it's Friday edition, that was recorded on August 10. Tommy Stokke is joined by co-host Chris Schubert.
    This edition opens with a discussion of Jon Heyman's latest edition of Inside Baseball, which has an increased focus on the Houston Astros and their activity (or inactivity) at the trade deadline. They failed to land any of the big name starting pitchers (Yu Darvish, Sonny Gray) or the big reliever (Zach Britton), and the players weren't happy with not making a big splash. What deals could they have made? What should they have done? Will not making any trades ruin their chances come October? Is it a big deal that the players aren't happy?
    After that, the guys share their thoughts on all 30 teams, drawing direct inspiration from Heyman's Inside Baseball notes for all 30 teams.

  • PWP Radio: SmackDown Live strikes back

    in Wrestling

    Chris Schubert and Jaime Eisner break down the second edition of the new SmackDown Live and were quite impressed. They both thought it was the wrestling show of the week. Chris and Jaime also talk NXT and the CWC. — Pro Wrestling Powwow is your destination for the latest pro wrestling news and analysis. Chris Schubert […] The post PWP Radio: SmackDown Live strikes back appeared first on Today's Powerbomb.