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With a guaranteed new NBA champion thanks to the elimination of the San Antonio Spurs, it seems as if the Golden State Warriors can cakewalk into the NBA Finals, right?
Honest to the sports gods, nothing could go so simply.
On The Exchange, Sumit and Jason dive into the ongoing second round of the NBA playoffs as the four conference semifinal series have wide-ranging stories of intrigue. With Atlanta and Washington, could the Wizards keep this unexpected run going after stumbling out of the top four in the East or will the Hawks remember they are the number 1 team in the conference? Between Cleveland and Chicago, how will the Bulls keep rolling against the Cavs despite questions about their head coach's future? Out west, how do the Golden State Warriors keep winning despite solid defense on the league MVP Stephen Curry by a battered Memphis Grizzlies squad? And with the first game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers in the bag, is Blake Griffin the best player in the playoffs right now?
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A lot can change in six months, and it certainly has. Yet, when the calendar flipped to April and the sports world began to gear up towards the most exciting time of the year, it was damn near impossible to stay dormant another day longer.
Tonight, The Exchange is back!
Sumit and Jason have missed the masses, and hopefully the masses feel the same. Oh, and it's the fourth anniversary of the show, so now would be a great time to sort of celebrate.
The guys are joined by the newest addition to The Sports Fan Journal family and Memphis native Rosalyn Ross as the trio will dive into the upcoming NBA playoffs. They'll talk about teams of intrigue, players of note, the races for 8th in both conferences and DAMMIT, KLAY THOMPSON DID IT AGAIN!
Since it's been a while, this is the point in the link where we remind you to come through on The Exchange in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe & @R_Trinity) and the phone lines at 347-202-0247. Don't forget to favorite The Exchange on Stitcher Radio!
Both the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Final have given us some exhilarating moments thus far. Why? Because the underdogs have been counterpunching.
On The Exchange, Sumit and Jason will dig into both championship series as both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Tampa Bay Lightning have temporarily upended predictions over the last couple of nights. They'll be joined by The Sports Fan Journal's Dillon Friday to talk about where both series stand and where they may end up in one week's time.
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Tom Brady got suspended.
Four words that have erupted a collective conniption among football fans and media across the country.
It's almost unavoidable, but in the middle of the NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs, Sumit & Jason will talk about Deflategate on The Exchange. There's anger and some comedy to be had.
They will also dive into the ongoing conference semifinals in the NBA and the myriad of craziness the games have given us in the last week thanks to buzzer-beaters and injuries to key players.
Come through The Exchange live in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe) and on the phone lines at 347-202-0247. Don't forget to add the show on Stitcher Radio!
Championship season is just about over, but controversy never takes time off in sports.
On The Exchange, Sumit and Jason return to the NBA Finals, which could just as well be over by shortly after the live show. They'll dig into the leading topics of the series, including Finals MVP considerations and the directions of both the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers after the final buzzer sounds on the NBA season. Does a Warriors title provide the long-predicted referendum on titles built from long distance shooting? Does a Cavaliers title still prove that a team needs a lead dog/superstar player to win a championship?
They will also look at the news regarding the FBI's hacking investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals. Where do the Redbirds, the league and new commissioner Rob Manfred go from here? In the litany of scandals in the sports world, how can fans rate this investigation on a scale of "shrug" to "rage"?
Come through The Exchange live in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe) and on the phone lines at 347-202-0247.
Oh, and because it was what would have been his 44th birthday, enjoy tonight's intro.
If you're going to be corrupt, at least do it big like a movie villain. And goodness, no one knows how to be corrupt in sports like FIFA. When the IRS calls an investigation "the World Cup of fraud" in a press conference, you know the dirty deeds were done at impressively high levels.
On a Wednesday edition of The Exchange, Sumit and Jason chat will talk about the arrests and indictments of multiple high-level FIFA officials in Switzerland and the investigation here in the United States. From the comical to the unnerving to the maddening, they'll jump into it all as the possible extradition and further arrests are still happening. They will also throw a few thoughts out on the ongoing NBA Western Conference Finals and the conference finals in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Why in the world is anyone talking about anything other than, you know, sports actually being played right now? Shoutout to all talking about a third-string quarterback.
On The Exchange, Jason will be joined by frequent guest and fellow colleague at The Sports Fan Journal, Dillon Friday to talk about the ongoing first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
There are plenty of questions to ask as sixteen teams slowly whittle down to eight. Can the Pittsburgh Penguins restore some of their luster against the favorites to win the East in the New York Rangers? Will the Islanders continue the party to close out Nassau Coliseum? What can we make of the most interesting series going between St. Louis and Minnesota? Further, what can we take from the commanding series leads by Montreal and Anaheim, the latter with three brilliant comeback wins against the Winnipeg Jets?
Come through The Exchange live in the chat room, on Twitter (@asportsscribe, @noclassfriday) and on the phone line at 347-202-0247. Don't forget to favorite the show on Stitcher Radio!
Some will order the event on pay-per-view, some will not. Many will watch through alternative means or go to fight parties. After Saturday, all will look for a new statement on the legacy of the victor, for better or worse.
On the best Saturday in sports, the high stakes playoff games of the NBA and NHL, the intrigue of baseball, the shoehorned "me too!" end of the NFL Draft and the Kentucky Derby are actually preludes to a historic evening in Las Vegas.
On a Wednesday edition of The Exchange, Sumit and Jason are joined by The Sports Fan Journal's boxing and MMA columnist Paul Navarro as they will discuss the welterweight megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. They will not only dive into their observations of the fight itself, but the controversies around it. With boycott calls as well as the well-sourced Deadspin article regarding Mayweather's history with domestic violence, what will still end up being the most lucrative fight card in boxing history is also one with an omnipotent morality play.
They will also discuss where the sport has been trending with its increased presence on television thanks Al Haymon's multi-channel Premier Boxing Champions series.
Come through The Exchange live in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe & @fightlikesugar) and the phone lines at 347-202-0247. Don't forget to add The Exchange to your favorites on Stitcher Radio!
Sure, we have the Summer League, training camp and the preseason, but essentially this is the last night where the NBA gets the large national and global stage until the fall. And on this last night where the fortunes of several teams are going to be determined, it has at least been a memorable one.
On a Thursday edition of The Exchange, Sumit and Jason dive into what the masses have watched live on ESPN with the 2015 NBA Draft. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll make gratutious jokes about (you know what team) and its fans.
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As the Women's World Cup and Wimbledon are feeding the championship joneses, the NBA and NHL Drafts have passed and football waits for its time to consume America, Major League Baseball would like to have your attention.
Sumit and Jason bring you two weeks of the summer's game on The Exchange and will be joined by The Sports Fan Journal's Matt Whitener. They will speak a bit on how in the hell the St. Louis Cardinals - not without scandal - are the game's top team with injuries across the diamond. They'll also dive into the impressive youth movement throughout baseball thanks to a half-season's worth of hyped call-ups living up to the billing thus far.
And of course, there's some sort of free agency frenzy in the NBA? Yep, that, too.
Come through The Exchange live in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe & @cheapseatfan) and the phone lines at 347-202-0247.
June is beautiful, ain’t it? Two championships will finally have teams playing for them while a long-desired change in the soccer world begins questionable earnest.
On a Wednesday edition of The Exchange, the homie Johnathan Tillman sits in place of Sumit in the co-host chair with Jason and they will chat with colleagues at The Sports Fan Journal. Phillip Barnett comes through to talk about what he’s looking for from the NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland, including the chatter around five-time Finalist, James Jones. Dillon Friday will speak on both the continued FIFA investigation and the resignation of Sepp Blatter and his own observations of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Yeah, LeBron James is playing in the Finals for the 5th straight year, too, right?
Come through The Exchange in the chat room, on Twitter (@asportsscribe, @thetillshow, @regularbarnett, @noclassfriday) and the phone line at 347-202-0247.
It's almost easy to forget that baseball season is now seven weeks old, but in the beautiful sporting chaos the middle of May gives us, you can be forgiven for not keeping a close eye on it all.
On The Exchange, Sumit and Jason bring in friend of the program and The Sports Fan Journal baseball scribe Matt Whitener. From the early surprises and disappointments to the hilarity surrounding Alex Rodriguez vs. Yankee management to the absurdity of the Marlins to the most impressive players so far, the guys will get the masses up to speed on what's going on in Major League Baseball a quarter of the way into the season.
They will also spend some time talking about the ongoing NBA playoffs as the conference finals are set to begin this week in Atlanta and Oakland.
Come through The Exchange live in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe & @cheapseatfan) and on the phone lines at 347-202-0247.