Jimmy Kimmel Live and Lock It In on-air personality Cousin Sal joins NFL Network/Adam Carolla podcast’s Dave Dameshek and Fox Sports' Charlotte Wilder multiple times a week to discuss sports and entertainment items as well other nonsense almost guaranteed to annoy people.
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Sal and Shek kick off September by ranking what they believe to be the best months. Following this, they recap this week's 'Hard Knocks' by discussing JaQuan Hardy and Leighton Vander Esch's terrible attempts at beating Micah Parsons at Connect 4. Next, they talk about Cam Newton being cut and if starting Mac Jones Week 1 is the right move, followed by the updated Rookie of the Year odds. Sal and Dave continue on with the NFL talk as they explore the odds on the regular-season win bands on FanDuel and tell the listeners which one's they like best. Dave also has a message for those in his fantasy football league who are waiting to see if they are safe from being kicked out. Finally, Sal gets to talk about his Mets winning a doubleheader, but then having to find a piece of jewelry that fan favorite, Javy Baez, had lost. Sal and Dave bring it to an end by giving out their Pick of the Day.
Sal once again ordered the Jake Paul fight and once again is left somewhat disappointed; while Dave refuses to acknowledge the fight. Notre Dame legend and college football analyst Brady Quinn joins the show and wonders if Sal has any relation to his favorite pizza place. Brady discusses his excitement over the Notre Dame/Florida State opener and explains to Dave why Notre Dame doesn't need to join a conference even with the expanded playoff format. A blushing Eddie Spaghetti tells Brady how much he's meant to him then tells Brady about the time he was with the Browns and threw him the beanie he was wearing at Giants Stadium. Brady then gives his prediction for the National Championship in college football and why we might have a rematch of last season. Plus, Brady gives his thoughts on NFL topics including Urban Meyer/Jaguars, not betting against Baker Mayfield and the Browns and how the Deshaun Watson to the Dolphins rumors get started. Finally, Brady talks about the Bush Push and how Notre Dame would have fared against Texas plus playing with two-sport star Jeff Samardzija. Then Sal and Dave discuss the Baltimore Ravens decision to play J.K. Dobbins in a meaningless pre-season game, will Dak be ready week 1 for Tampa Bay plus some QB/WR FanDuel parlays. Also, Dave gives his thoughts on the perfect names for hurricanes. Shek announces another person safe from being kicked out in their fantasy league and Sal gives Babyface producer Joel grief about missing the Extra Points draft. Finally, Sal addresses Javier Baez giving the thumbs-down to Mets fans and doesn't hold back.
Cousin Sal and Dave Dameshek recap the third episode of Hard Knocks, at least there was a cool drone shot! Sal & Dave ask if Eddie Spaghetti and Mikey Meatballs can complete the Crate Challenge that is taking over the country. The duo also discusses Bill Simmons return to their famous fantasy football league. The guys do get into some NFL topics including the Denver Broncos quarterback situation (recording previously to announcement Teddy Bridgewater was named starter) some FanDuel Popular Parlays they like and more NFL team win totals. There's some discussion of the Week 0 college football games and if the Yankees can keep this winning streak alive long enough to win the AL East? They round out the show with some 'good point, bad point' by Joel.
Kirk Herbstreit calls in to discuss the upcoming College Football season and his new book, Out of the Pocket: Football, Fatherhood, and College GameDay Saturdays. Kirk explains why he roots for Michigan except for when they are playing Ohio State and where college football is headed over the next five years. Dave asks Kirk to name the best uniforms in college football, best bets the Heisman and his reasons why the college football postseason needs to expand. Then Dave and Sal discuss the NFL preseason as Big Ben looked good, the Ravens won again to extend their pre-season winning streak to 19 and should 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan just lie about who is going to be the starter? Sal and Dave look at FanDuel's odds for winning a Wild Card spot and Dave says it's too late to jump on the Steelers bandwagon- it's left the station. Miguel Cabrera joins the 500 Home Run Club – but Dave thinks because of steroid users it's not nearly as prestigious as it once was. Sal recaps going to the Dodgers game, Joel goes to SoFi Stadium and Eddie reacts to Henrik Lundqvist retiring.
Cousin Sal and Dave recap a new episode of Hard Knocks as everyone learned the lesson Don't Touch DiNucci! Plus, is Mike McCarthy the most awkward boss since Ricky Gervais? Then it's the end of the Tim Tebow era in Jacksonville and Dave gives a big bah humbug to the NBA Christmas Day schedule. Then Pro Football Hall of Famer and Steelers legend Alan Faneca joins the show to discuss how the game has changed, why he selected Hines ward to introduce him in Canton and does he have the best block in Super Bowl History. Plus, who is the best 66 in Pittsburgh sports history and his thoughts on this year's Steelers team.
Cousin Sal and Dave Dameshek start off this show with special guests, Ashleigh Johnson & Maggie Steffens, of the gold medal winning U.S. Women's water polo team. They hear about their experiences in the Olympic Village, how they rebounded after a loss to Hungary (thanks to Sal) and if they should rename the sports from water polo? After the great interview, Sal & Shek share their thoughts on the first week of NFL Pre-season action including the Ravens impressive streak, the fight in the stands during the Rams vs Chargers game, Tim Tebow and the absurd taunting penalties. They also share some bets such as the exact finishes for some divisions. They round out the show talking about the Field of Dreams game in Iowa between the Yankees and White Sox and what they could add or subtract to make the game a little bit better.
Cousin Sal and Dave Dameshek review the season premiere of Hard Knocks, discussing "angry" Dak Prescott, weird Mike McCarthy and Jerry Jones using too much salt on his breakfast sandwich. Next, the fellas discuss some NFL odds on FanDuel including most rush yards, most interceptions and their thoughts on the AFC South now with Carson Wentz potentially returning to the Colts by Week 1. We get a visit from The Uniformant who says how disgraceful the fake Nebraska Cornhuskers uniforms would've been. Then they give their Wednesday picks and talk about Shek's bad beat from the Yankees vs Royals game. They round out the show discussing Dennis Schröder's contract blunder and the worst sports moment they've had as an athlete?
The United States wins the most gold medals at the Olympics and Cousin Sal wins his bet, after a frantic comeback in the last 24 hours. Plus, Dave has moral problems with Eddie betting France against the USA, even though he won his bet. Sal and Dave debate if we should be celebrating our US Olympians more? The guys give out their Crown Royal Athletes of the Week as Sal pays tribute to the US Women's basketball team and Dave shows love to a Pittsburgh broadcasting legend. Then it's NFL talk as Dave doesn't think we need NFL pre-season games, Comeback Player of the Year Odds and could this be the end of the guy's fantasy football league? Sal is already looking forward to a interesting Week 1 matchup. Next, the guys discuss Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend – the great speeches and the not so great busts. Plus, the Mets collapse and the Yankees surge in baseball. Finally, they each make their best bets.
Dave begins the show taking issue with the Parlay Kid saying he would no longer bet if Jalen Suggs wasn't drafted in the top four. The guys discuss NBA free agency as the Knicks and Lakers both make some big moves and big contracts. The NFL Pre-Season is about to begin with the Hall of Fame Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys as the guys make their picks. Then David Baker, President and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame joins the show to discuss telling players they've been inducted, the magic of the busts at night and his favorite memorable quote from inductions. Plus, the early days of giving players the news and different people answering the door, plus the one player who dropped the phone during his call. Next, Sal and Dave discuss which team will have the worst record in the NFL this season, could Philip Rivers comeback to the Colts and which is the more important medal count: gold or total?
The gang is back from Las Vegas after celebrating Cousin Sal's birthday weekend and recap meeting each other in person for the first time. Everyone was surprised at the size of Eddie Spaghetti. Cousin Sal and Dave discuss the Olympics so far and how much it would cost to purchase a gold medal? Then they discuss the latest happenings in the NFL as Tom Brady gets upset at training camp, Carson Wentz needs foot surgery, the Titans have an easy path to the best record in the AFC and Aaron Rodgers is back with the Packers. Cousin Sal runs down all the futures bets he placed in Las Vegas including Lamar Jackson for MVP and Kyle Pitts for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Then the guys discuss Russell Westbrook's fit with the Lakers and if their new big three can stay healthy. Next, the guys give out their Crown Royal Athlete of the Week awards, plus Dave voices his frustration with big-spending franchises like the Yankees and Dodgers being able to pillage teams at the trade deadline. Finally, more stories from the Vegas weekend including late-night blackjack, the insane food at Majordomo, and the Roast of Cousin Sal.
It's time to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Extra Points! Cousin Sal and Dave Dameshek introduce some of the highlights of the year including interviews from Michael Irvin, Mina Kimes, Brian Scalabrine and Kenny "The Jet" Smith. Enjoy!
The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA Champions as Cousin Sal and Dave start the show discussing if they could be a dynasty or one and done? Dave thinks Milwaukee's title deserves an asterisk but Sal makes the case there's a lot to appreciate about this Bucks team. The guys wonder if Giannis winning with Milwaukee and calling out super teams may push Damian Lillard even more to stay in Portland? Plus, 2022 NBA Champion odds as Dave thinks the Lakers sign a point guard that will help LeBron and AD bring a title back to Los Angeles. Then Michael Fabiano, Senior Fantasy Analyst for Sports Illustrated joins with an early fantasy football preview. Michael discusses being lucky versus being good, picking draft orders on cameos plus possible early sleepers in this year's draft. The guys also discuss drafting Aaron Rodgers, the fallout from the Cam Akers injury and does Javonte Williams take over for Melvin Gordon as the Denver Broncos running back? The guys end the show making a few Summer Olympics bets, including handball!
Dave is upset he did not make the cut for Harry's 50th Birthday party and is also frustrated by the mosquitoes attacking him. On the bright side, Dace declares the yellow peach a new contender for fruit of the year. The guys recap Bucks/Suns Game 5 and marvel at Jrue Holiday's alley-oop to Giannis which leads to a discussion about the history of the alley-oop and the best Alleys. Sal gives his Crown Royal Crown on the Court to Jrue Holiday as his big series continues and how he's been able to frustrate Chris Paul. Dave and Sal discuss Finals MVP odds. Cousin Sal gives Suns Coach Monty Williams advice to put Chris Paul and Devin Booker on the court at the same time more often and the Suns should be fouling Giannis more at the end of games, sending him to the free throw line. They both still like the Phoenix Suns to force a Game 7. Next, the guys discuss baseball as Sal has come around on the idea to have a designated hitter in both leagues. Plus, the Pirates somehow took 2 out of 3 from the Mets, a Yankees fan is banned for life for throwing a baseball at Red Sox Alex Verdugo but can they really keep him from attending games? The British Open scores kept Cousin Sal up all night as he heads into the final week of Fox Bet Live with a slim lead. Finally, with the Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies approaching the guys discuss if the Olympics are trying to prevent participants from making super athletes and win/place/show of Olympic sports.
Cousin Sal and Dave start by discussing the MLB All-Star game as the American League continues their dominance. The Uniformant gives his expert opinion on the All-Star jerseys which no one liked and Sal discusses the problem with having players mic'd up. Dave gives his idea on what could replace the Pro Bowl. Then, the guys discuss Game 4 of the NBA Finals and Race to One Wednesday – as Sal makes his pick by going the opposite of Harry. Dave still likes the Suns and likes Devin Booker to bounce back and be the game's top scorer. Sal and Dave give their British Open picks as Dave takes Rory McIlroy to win the Claret Jug and puts shame on the PGA for not pairing Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau together for one round. Next, the guys discuss a new ranking of NFL quarterbacks done by NFL executives and coaches as Dave thinks Big Ben with a chip on his shoulder this season could be good for the Steelers. Washington Wizards center Robin Lopez joins the show to discuss watching his brother play in the NBA Finals, his rivalry with NBA mascots and could the Lopez brothers beat the Antetokounmpo brothers? Robin talks about his love of comic books and the new comic book he and his brothers are putting out called Transition Game. Finally, the guys discuss what is the best super power, if anyone can beat Superman and Sal wants to help Robin get into the Marvel movies IF Robin will help him win Race to One Wednesday!
Dave begins the show on the road in Tennessee and is conflicted that he may want to move there or back home to Pittsburgh. Cousin Sal and Dave recap what could be the last great sports weekend for a while as the Bucks win Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Giannis looked unstoppable as he puts up 41-13-6; the guys still like the Suns in the series. Then the guys react to the US Men's Basketball team losing to Nigeria, Dustin Poirier losing to Conor McGregor and the Mets split their series with the Pirates. Plus, the Yankees get a big win behind Gerrit Cole only to blow a big lead the following day and lost to the Astros on a Jose Altuve walk-off homerun. Cousin Sal doesn't understand Shirtless Altuve? It's the MLB All-Star Break and Dave is furious about the uniforms plus Sal suggests an event between angry managers and umpires. Plus, Home Run Derby picks as Sal like Pete Alonso and Dave doesn't think Ohtani will win either. The guys discuss the ending to the Euro Championship as Italy Wins in penalties, Sal is ok with the ending while Dave thinks there needs to be a better way. Plus, Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon, his 20th Grand Slam title tying him with Federer and Nadal. Then, a look at NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds as the guys discuss if Trevor Lawrence will win it or another quarterback? Sal likes Zach Wilson and Dave thinks Andy Dalton won't be the quarterback long in Chicago and Justin Fields is worth a look. Finally, the guys each name their Crown on the Court as Sal gives Jrue his due.
The guys react to the news that the Dallas Cowboys will be featured on this season of HBO's Hard Knocks. Sal has come around on the idea of his team being on it and is optimistic, Dave loves that Jerry Jones knows he's the real star of the team. Sal and Dave then react to Game 1 of the NBA Finals and how Giannis' status made it difficult for gamblers. Chris Paul continues to be the MVP favorite but Dave is surprised CP3 is getting the John Elway treatment. Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau defeat Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson in The Match- Dave is frustrated that Rodgers avoided questions about football and wants this to be resolved already while Sal thinks he either plays for the Packers or doesn't play this season. Then the guys discuss Deshaun Watson's future – could he be suspended, traded or play in Houston this season? In honor of today being 7.7, Dave gives his favorite number 7, Big Ben Roethlisberger a pep talk. Plus, the guys discuss the NFC East and how much improved it will be, Sal doesn't think there will be a wild card team from that division. Dave takes issue with the Phoenix Suns “Valley” jerseys and hopes they go back to their traditional white or purple for the rest of the series. Cousin Sal has a big futures bet with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Fox Bet Live and is nervous after Montreal won Game 4. Dave calls out the Mayor of Tampa Bay for putting a potential hex on the team and Sal calls for her to be removed from office. Can Montreal overcome a 3-0 deficit and win the Stanley Cup?
Cousin Sal and Dave discuss how injuries continue to plague these NBA playoffs as now Giannis Antetokounmpo is added to that list. Sal suggests this year having just a one game NBA Finals to avoid further injuries. They check the updated odds and discuss Game 6, Suns @ Clippers (02:00). UFC fighter, Justin Jaynes joins the show to talk about betting on himself and putting his own fight paycheck ($25k) on the line in his most recent fight. He discusses how people thought this was a publicity stunt, why he made the bet and the judges' split decision (13:00). Then Sal and Dave discuss the Stanley Cup Finals, Dave thinks the Lightning are going to sweep and declares this series over, Sal thinks a Tampa sweep might be the best value bet. The guys give ideas over what Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau could bet (30:15). Dave recalls the worst night of sleep he ever got because of Sal, plus Eddie makes another bet that may result in him not watching another one of his favorite teams. The guys play out possible scenarios for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (36:00). In honor of the Fourth of July, Sal and Dave discuss the Greatest American Sports Moments, Tom Brady gets an endorsement deal with Subway and the new Sopranos prequel trailer, ‘The Many Saints of Newark' is released (46:00). Finally, Dave gives a heartfelt goodbye to heel producer Jim on his final episode (01:02:00).
Cousin Sal is dealing with an intruder in his house and warns Dave he tried to capture it. Then, Sal discusses seeing a combined no hitter last week after sitting in traffic for hours and finally getting to Dodger stadium in the 4th inning (02:00). Sal and Dave give out their Monday picks and also discuss Suns/Clippers as the guys disagree on who wins game 5. Then Eddie gives another reason why he blew Joel off on his birthday and tries to blame it on Dave. Next, it's over to the Eastern Conference as the Hawks struggle to score after Trae Young suffers an ankle injury. The guys give their Crown Royal, Crown on the Court winners- as Sal gives his to Khris Middleton and Dave pays tribute to Mr. June, the Clips' Reggie Jackson (14:30). Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler joins the show and Dave tells him a prediction of an all LA Super Bowl. Austin discusses the possibility of Aaron Rodgers joining an already competitive AFC West, his new coach Brandon Staley and why he is a great fantasy football draft choice because of PPR (31:00). Sal and Dave then discuss the uncertainty of two key players, Aaron Rodgers and DeShaun Watson, as well as the difficulty of the Chargers schedule. Plus, a Stanley Cup preview, does anyone think the Canadiens can upset the Lightning (47:00)?
Cousin Sal and Dave Dameshek react to last night's outrageous (and long) ending to the Clippers-Suns game, and Paul george's struggles (02:00). Then they discuss how much a "Suns in 4 Guy" custom action figure goes for online and if Devin Booker is the next Kobe Bryant (21:00). Next up, the duo gives out their picks of the day before a spirited debate over who is Tom Brady's friend (31:00). They wrap up the show talking about Las Vegas Raider Carl Nassib becoming the first openly gay NFL player and Max Scherzer stripping down on the mound when pressed about the sticky stuff (44:00).
Sal spends Father's Day getting sunburnt and Dave warns everyone coming to LA that the sun is very hot. The guys recap a surprising final four teams left in the NBA playoffs and an incredible weekend of games as Kevin Durant nearly carried the Nets to victory. Sal couldn't enjoy the Nets losing because he had so many futures bets on them and Dave compares the super team Nets to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Plus, Suns/Clippers Game 1 and the Sixers struggle to win as Doc Rivers loses another Game 7 and Ben Simmons may be done in Philadelphia (06:15). Sal and Dave give their Crown Royal King of the Court awards (26:15) and then discuss Jon Rahm's US Open win and how a fan was able to somehow run on the course with a golf club and take a couple shots (29:00). Jimmy Kimmel joins the show to discuss the first ever Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl and the Father's Day Card he got from his daughter. Sal brings up the possibility of a UNLV/Arizona State game, the two universities Jimmy attended, plus how the game came about. Joel pitches Jimmy on a “Punt, Pass and Pizza” contest and it bombs miserably. The guys talk about how the Mets documentary is coming along and how excited they are about seeing it so far (38:00). Finally, Dave and Sal discuss the NHL playoffs and could Deshaun Watson play this season (01:04:15)?
Cousin Sal and Dave react to a big morning of NBA news; Kawhi Leonard is out indefinitely, Chris Paul enters Covid protocols and Kevin Durant's huge night helps save the Nets in game 5. Dave thinks the Milwaukee Bucks are fraudulent and compares Giannis failing to when Bane broke Batman's back (02:00). Dave's betting slump is over and everything is once again coming up Dameshek, plus the guys weigh-in on Lebron changing his number from 23 back to 6 (16:30). It's a US Open preview; Sal is disappointed Bryson DeChambeau didn't want to be paired with Brooks Koepka and it would be good for the sport. Dave thinks Aaron Rodgers will continue to make wisecracks at the Packers all season long and need to trade Jordan Love (22:15). This weekend is Father's Day and the guys give their win/place/show of best Father and Sons in sports; as they discuss the Curry's, Griffey's, Norton's and others (29:30). Finally, it's a look at the NHL playoffs as the Islanders and Lighting head to Game 3 of their semi-finals series (45:00).
Cousin Sal and the birthday boy Dave Dameshek kick off the show discussing how Dave celebrated over the weekend. Then they jump into the latest in NBA playoff news including how Kyrie Irving's injury is affecting the odds of the Brooklyn Nets-Milwaukee Bucks series, as well as the Jokic ejection in the final game of Suns-Nuggets (03:45). Next they celebrate their Crown Royal "Crown on the Court" winners before giving out their Monday picks (15:00). After that, they discuss the NHL Conference Finals as well as Novak Djokovic winning the French Open over Stefanos Tsitsipas (29:30). They wrap up the show talking about Saturday night's UFC 263, embarrassing Pirates plays, Jacob deGrom's unbelievable performance this season, and the Westminster Dog Show (40:15).
Cousin Sal and Dave Dameshek are back to discuss Dave's awful betting streak before covering the news of Nikola Jokić winning MVP and Utah's win over the Clippers (02:00). Then they give out their Wednesday picks for the Nuggets-Suns game (15:00). After that they debate the best way to bet if you think Rodgers is leaving the Packers, before going through the outcome of the situation's effects on the odds for other teams (27:45). Game 6 between the Bruins and the Islanders is then previewed before they wrap up the show with a spirited debate over sandwich items (40:45).
Cousin Sal took the family to San Diego this weekend to see the Mets and Jacob deGrom pitch as he lowered his ERA even further to 0.62. Dave recaps his weekend of going to the beach and trying to cleanse himself (02:00). Sal didn't watch the Floyd Mayweather/Logan Paul fight and thinks the whole thing is bad for boxing. Dave argues there should be even more fan interaction in sports (08:00). The guys discuss the NBA playoffs as James Harden is out for Game 2, Brooklyn (1-5.)/Milwaukee and potentially the series, Dave thinks that injuries are really hurting this year's playoffs. The Clippers win Game 7 against the Mavericks and Dave likes them to continue against the Jazz. Sal gives his picks for Monday night with a Suns/Deandre Ayton parlay (16:30). Dave explains his process for coming up with the winners for the Sheky Awards as he gave buttermilk donut of the year; Sal questions how he does it. Then, the Titans traded for Julio Jones but Dave doesn't think this makes them a Super Bowl contender and Sal thinks the Titans miss the playoffs completely. Dave thinks the AFC is loaded and the Patriots could potentially bounce back (36:00). The guys give their Crown Royal, King of the Court awards- as Sal pays tribute to the Atlanta Hawks and Dave gives Luka his due. They discuss John Rahm being forced to withdraw at the Memorial golf tournament because of a positive Covid test and the gambling implications. Would the PGA have done the same with Phil (50:00)? Finally, they discuss Islanders/Bruins (-184), the Redsox sweep the Yankees and Sal loves to yell about pitchers not observing the :30 pitch clock. Jim gives his bad point of the show and defends the Mayweather/Paul fight (59:45).
Cousin Sal and Dave breakdown last night’s Portland/Denver Game 5 overtime thriller as Damian Lillard takes over but still comes up short. How injuries have affected the NBA playoffs and who comes out of the Western Conference? Plus, can the struggling Lakers still win their series against the Suns (02:00)? Dave complains about how years ago the New Jersey Devils changed the open ice style of the NHL playoffs and ruined it; until Sal brings him back on track to discuss the upcoming huge Eastern Conference semifinals between the Nets and Bucks as Sal likes the Bucks in 6 (18:15). Then comedian Sarah Tiana joins the show to discuss the Hawks/Knicks playoff series, Trae Young and the true meaning of saying bless your heart. Dave pitches her a nickname for her group of friends with Megan Gailey and Rachel Bonnetta (28:00). Sal doesn’t want Primanti Brothers sandwiches and has a better idea for Dave to pay off their Islanders/Penguins bet- but will Dave agree to a temporary ban on Pittsburgh sports talk (46:00)?
Sal can hardly start the show because Dave is all fired up for Game 6 of the Penguins/Islanders series as Sidney Crosby and the Pens face elimination and/or because Aaron Rodgers is in Hawaii with Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller? Last night, Cousin Sal was a rollercoaster of emotions as he had multiple bets to keep track of during the Lakers/Suns games (02:00). The guys recap Tuesday night’s NBA games as the Nets look unstoppable if Joe Harris is dropping 25 points a game, the Lakers bounce back and even the series as Chris Paul’s injury could swing the series and the Clippers go down 0-2 as Luka continues to dominate (04:00). Then Cousin Sal and Dave preview tonight’s games as the Knicks (-2) try to even their series with the Hawks and Mayor Bill de Blasio calls out Trae Young. Sal and Dave think that mayor’s should have real stakes bets instead of just local food wagers. Sal likes the Wizards (+8.5)/Sixers and Dave gives an impassioned speech to the Pittsburgh Penguins (-1.5) and takes them to win and force a Game 7. Plus, Dave doesn’t like the pick of Wayne Gretzky to join the TNT broadcast team (14:30). Sal has conflicted emotions as the Cowboys give Tony Romo’s number 9 to Jaylon Smith and the guys to discuss why divisions should matter to Aaaron Rodgers and Julio Jones as they think about leaving their current teams (34:15). Sal can’t get enough of the clip of Brooks Koepka staring down Bryson DeChambeau and says we need more rivalries in golf. Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson will take on Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau in the match, but Dave would like to see Cousin Sal versus Rachel Bonnetta. Finally, Dave plays a game of NHL player or prescription drug (54:15).
Over the weekend, Sal’s son’s team lost in the Little League semi-finals, but he still may go to the finals anyway. Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship, which brings up the question- is this the year of the old guy (01:45)? Dave goes to the Aquarium and misses the Penguins game to see actual penguins, the guys don’t understand how he could do this (05:30). Then Sal and Dave discuss all the upsets in the Western Conference round 1, game 1, playoff games and who could be in the most trouble. Sal likes the play-in round but thought it took a toll on both the Warriors and Lakers in their next games. Then they discuss the Eastern Conference and the Knicks return to the playoffs and Trae Young silencing the crowd. Dave still likes the Nets and Lakers to meet in the NBA Finals (15:45). Then they go back to discussing the NHL Playoffs and the difference between the regular season; Dave doesn’t think it’s good for the game if star driven teams don’t advance (29:30). Sal and Dave give out their Crown Royal: Crown on the Court Winners from the weekend (40:30). Then Jalen Rose joins the show to discuss sports debate television and how it’s evolved and changed the landscape since he first started. Jalen talks about silencing a crowd on the road, why the play-in tournament is great for the NBA as well as a new mid-season tournament (41:15). Jalen talks about his recent interview with Chris Webber, what it meant to him and how it may lead to a bigger conversation, plus could the Fab Five been a NBA playoff team and how Bill Simmons influenced his career and the podcast game (57:45).
Cousin Sal and Dave react to another no-hitter being thrown in baseball as the Detroit Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull gets the fifth one of the season. After a wild ending, the Pittsburgh Penguins tie their series with the New York Islanders 1-1 and Dave calls Bryan Rust catching and throwing the puck an all-time sports blunder. Sal and Dave place a pizza versus Pirmanti Brothers on who wins the series (02:00). The first night of the NBA play-in round games were disappointing and Sal thinks it should be single elimination; then he has a better idea inspired by his old law professor, Professor Hunt. Who would you take in a one on one matchup if your life depended on it – Lebron or Steph? Plus, the guys make their bets on Lakers/Warriors (14:45). Reactions to running back Mike Davis’s massive legs and the actor who played The Mountain on Game of Thrones lost weight and is now a boxer. Sal thinks he should fight Jake Paul (29:30). Dave tries to convince Sal to do Olympic bobsled and finally Sal tries to pay tribute to the late Charles Grodin (42:30).
Cousin Sal and Dave recap a big sports weekend as the NHL playoffs begin with underdogs and road teams winning Game 1. The Penguins lose Game 1 to the Islanders and over confident Dave blames the loss on bad goaltending from Tristan Jarry. The Capitals won Game 1 of their series as Tom Wilson scored the first goal of the playoffs; the guys look at the odds on Monday night’s games (02:00). The NBA playoffs are now set and Sal regrets not betting a huge 10 team parlay. The guys discuss the Lakers/Warriors line and Lebron saying that Steph is the MVP. Dave thinks it’s unfair that the top seed in the Western Conference will have to play either the Warriors or Lakers; plus is Nikola Jokic not being flashy, hurting his MVP chances (18:00)? Sal has a small problem with the Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony and has a suggestion to honor Craig Sager and improve the orange jackets (30:30). Then the guys discuss the Preakness as Rombauer bests Medina Spirit (39:45) and the Crown Royal Athletes of the Week – Sal predicts some big hits from Albert Pujols with the Dodgers and Dave pays homage to Marv Albert (43:30).
NFL schedule release day! Cousin Sal and Dave reaction to the 2021 NFL schedule and highlight some of the big games including opening night Cowboys @ Bucs. Dave always looks at the Thanksgiving games first and thinks the Lions shouldn’t get this game anymore or at least move the game outside. Sal doesn’t like many teams wins going overs but Dave is much more optimistic including his Steelers going over 9 games. Dave thinks there should be more swooning over Tom Brady and is Week 4 Bucs at Patriots the most anticipated regular season games ever? The guys discuss this being a bounce back year for Mike McCarthy and the Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers future with the Packers and the case for Jameis Winston and the Saints. Then Sal bets Dave he can’t name Forbes new list of highest paid athletes. Finally, Sal calls out Dave for rambling on Minus 3 about Mario Lemieux.
Cousin Sal has to save the day on Mother’s Day for all his kids and did anyone care about Elon Musk hosting SNL (02:00)? Medina Spirit had a positive drug test and Bob Baffert is saying the horse is a victim of cancel culture. Cousin Sal and Dave discuss if horses should be allowed to take steroids and what did the horse know (04:45)? Sal and Dave make their bets as Dave likes Bruins (-1.5)/Islanders and Sal likes Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers (-14.5)/Rockets. Sal explains the new NBA playoff format to Dave and the excitement over a potential Lebron/Steph matchup in a 7 versus 8 match-up (12:00). Then with the 2021 NFL schedule being released this week the guys talk FanDuel’s regular season over/under wins. The Mets have controversy of their own as Jeff McNeil and Francisco Lindor explain a dugout uproar was over a rat or a raccoon sighting (28:00). Finally, it’s the Crown Royal Athletes of the Week as Sal raises a glass to Canelo Alvarez and Dave pays tribute to DK Metcalf after he trying to qualify for the Olympics by running the 100 meters (54:45).
Cousin Sal is trying to impress his doctor as he gears up for his physical-exam he missed last year (02:00). The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals face off again after Tom Wilson’s dirty hit, but Sal thinks fans may be overreacting. Dave thinks there’s a history of violence with Tom Wilson that needs to be considered (06:30). Sal talks about the upcoming ’86 Mets 30 for 30 and his favorite parts so far (13:15). Then Sal and Dave give some picks including the Nationals (-106) over the Braves (18:00). The Baltimore Orioles’ John Means throws a no-hitter and Sal has an idea for FanDuel; offering odds on who will pitch the next no-hitter and/or being able to bet on pitchers to throw a no-hitter (22:00). The Yankees stay hot and beat the Astros again and can Shohei Ohtani win the American League MVP if he isn’t even the MVP of his own team (25:15)? Dave and Sal discuss the latest with Aaron Rodgers and disagree on his future with the Packers (27:00). Plus, could Tim Tebow be reunited with Urban Meyer in Jacksonville (35:30)? Harry blew the first ever Extra Points First to Ten Tuesday bet (40:00). Then the guys discuss NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds (42:30). The Clippers/Lakers play Thursday night and Lebron is sitting out as the Lakers look to avoid the playoff play-in games (47:00). Finally, a fan leaves Dave a voicemail correcting him on how to pronounce Mario Lemieux (52:30).
Cousin Sal and Dave recap a big weekend in sports from the NFL Draft to the Kentucky Derby, as the Mets just hang on for a win and the Packers are trying to hang onto Aaron Rodgers (02:00). Former NFL executive, Michael Lombardi joins the show and the guys first talk about how it’s been 20 years since the Pine Barrens episode of The Sopranos first aired (08:30). Mike talks about how no one doing these mock drafts really knows anything and he doesn’t believe the 49ers coaches didn’t know who they were drafting with the #3 pick. He discusses how the 49ers could have originally traded up to draft Mac Jones but were then convinced to take Trey Lance (10:30). Mike doesn’t see Aaron Rodgers being traded and the 49ers may not have had to trade up to draft Trey Lance. He believes Mac Jones and Trevor Lawrence will be the best quarterbacks from this draft and reminded that all the Alabama players say Mac Jones is better than Tua (17:00). The guys discuss the AFC North and Najee Harris was too talented for the Steelers to pass up, how the Raiders and Jon Gruden have struggled with personnel decisions and why Jared Goff’s contract has made things difficult for other top tier quarterbacks. Then after the Jets two Michael Carters, Mike tells the story of Tampa Bay turning in the wrong card (25:15). Dave and Sal discuss which teams they could see not making the playoffs and disagree on both the Seahawks and Steelers (30:30). Then it’s a quick recap on the Kentucky Derby (42:00), Bucks/Nets and the Lakers schedule down the stretch as they look to avoid the playoff play-in round (47:30). Finally, the guys give out their Crown Royal Athletes of the Week and discuss The Sopranos versus Breaking Bad (55:15).
Sal is beyond frustrated for Jacob DeGrom (2-2) as he suffers another tough loss because the Mets gave him little support (02:00). With the NFL Draft tomorrow night, the Denver Broncos traded for Teddy Bridgewater but the guys still think they may draft another quarterback. Sal and Dave discuss how Justin Fields could drop to a variety of teams and the chances he ends up with the New England Patriots. Dave thinks both the Chargers and Broncos could challenge the KC Chiefs in the AFC West, plus how Patriots fans have turned on Bill Belichick after all he’s done for the franchise (08:00). The guys give some NFL Draft prop bets including Sal liking Rashawn Slater going top ten (-155) and Dave picking a running back to go in the first round which leads to the debate of taking running backs in round one. Sal hopes the Cowboys take Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye, while Dave wants the Steelers to take Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins if he’s there. Then, does Mikey Meatballs look just like Trevor Lawerence (11:30). In honor of the NFL Draft and the Oscars, Sal, Dave, Jim and Joel draft the best all-time gambling-centric characters from movies. Sal takes issue with Joel’s picks and Jim loosely uses the term gambling (38:00). Steelers offensive lineman Alan Faneca selected Hines Ward to induct him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which leads to the question who you would want to be your presenter? Finally, Dave weights in on the best fictional football player of all-time (01:04:00).
Cousin Sal loses money on The Oscars as Sir Anthony Hopkins wins the award for Best Actor over the late Chadwick Boseman. Sal likes the Rays (+102) over the A’s and Dave is taking the Avalanche (-110) over the Blues. Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner joins to discuss the NFL Draft and how picking a quarterback is all so speculative. Kurt says Zach Wilson’s athleticism reminds him of Patrick Mahomes in college and thinks he goes #2 behind Trevor Lawerence. Kurt thinks the 49ers go Mac Jones and sees a similar comparison to Jimmy G; Trey Lance has the most upside but still needs time. Then Cousin Sal sees if Kurt knows how much a signed HyVee grocery store bag goes for on eBay. Sal and Dave discuss the more and more they think Trey Lance is the 49ers pick and Justin Fields could drop to Denver- which Dave thinks could make them a playoff team this season. The guys discuss who will be the first running back taken in the draft and Dave now thinks the Steelers take Najee Harris if he’s there. Sal recaps UFC 261 and says he doesn’t need to see legs being broken and has an idea for a new feed to show less gruesome injuries. Then the guys pick their Crown Royal Athletes of the Week as Sal goes with Jacob DeGrom who pitched a 15 strikeout, complete game shutout, lowered his ERA and raised his batting average. Dave pays tribute to Fernando Tatis Jr. and Sideny Crosby who scored with a .1 seconds left for a brutal bad beat if you bet the Devils. Finally, a fan thinks Dave is pronouncing Mario Lemeiuex’s name wrong.
Dave weighs in on the NFL’s new rule to expand eligible jersey numbers for certain positions and he asks for more time (02:30). Cousin Sal has an interesting idea on how to refund NBA ticket holders based on if a star sits because of load management (14:15). The guys discuss Mike Tomlin signing a 3-year extension with the Steelers and over/under 1.5 how many more Super Bowls he’ll get to with the Steelers (21:45). Then Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin joins the show and explains why he doesn’t want the Cowboys to retire the number 88 and wants to see it on the field. Plus, meeting Drew Pearson for the first time, on why Jimmy Johnson wanted him to keep the #47 at the University of Miami and why Steelers’ fans needed someone to blame for their losing streak and took it out on JuJu Smith-Schuster dancing (25:15). "The Playmaker" also recalls nearly getting thrown off the team at the University of Miami because of a piece of steak, getting drafted by the Cowboys and in the NFL Draft it’s difficult to find greatness because you have to see if players have more than just talent, but the commitment and hunger to win (43:00). Michael Irvin gives his thoughts on Julian Edelman and the Hall of Fame and why there should be a slot WR position for the Hall of Fame for players like Edelman and Hines Ward. Finally, who the 49ers might take in the NFL Draft (58:00). Sal remembers the time his father came to watch him host Win Ben Stein’s Money (01:13:30).
Cousin Sal and Dave recap their weekends as Dave watched Godfather and Godfather II asks if you could only watch one for the rest of your life which would it be? Sal gives a controversial take that Good Fellas is actually the better movie. Sal’s friend Randy visited and went to Sal’s son’s Little League game and heckled the kids then went and ate ribs. Sal has mixed feelings about the Jake Paul/Ben Askren fight and tries to highlight everything from Ric Flair officiating a slap fight to Pete Davidson insulting the fighters. Jim enjoyed it but thought there was too much music. Sal thinks Extra Points should start an app where we have people fight and thinks of possible matchups. Dave wants to see Logan Paul fight a hockey player or Vontaze Burfict- then he remembers the time Jake Paul threw $20 at his daughter and laughed (04:15). The Yankees are struggling losing five in a row and falling 4.5 games behind the Red Sox; Jay Bruce decided to retire. Plus, the Dodgers/Padres rivalry is good for baseball. Sal likes the 7 inning games and thinks to keep fans interested this could be a good idea permanently (22:00). The guys then discuss Trevor Lawrence’s quotes about his motivation, NFL Draft Odds and who could fall to the Denver Broncos. Sal thinks this 17th game should be a bigger deal especially with teams who have a first places schedule (49:00). Brad Stevens reportedly was offered and turned down $70 million from Indiana and now Dave hearing he was going to leave the Boston Celtics doesn’t sound so crazy (01:00:00). Then the guys give their Crown Royal Athletes of the Week- as Sal crowns Jake Paul (01:02:15). Finally, Sal still can’t believe Dave agreed with Hench that Julian Edelman belongs in the Hall of Fame and discuss it again (01:05:30).
Cousin Sal and Dave react to the news that Jadeveon Clowney signed with the Cleveland Browns and decide it really doesn’t make a big difference on the AFC North odds. They discuss the new 17 game schedule and Sal believes it will be harder for teams who have a first-place schedule (02:00). Kevin Hench joins to make the argument for Julian Edelman in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and basically rants for a long time about how the regular season doesn’t matter and lots of other Pro-Patriots stuff (09:30). Finally, Hench leaves and the guys discuss the most clutch catches in Super Bowl history (30:00). Aaron Donald has assault charges filed against him and who in the world would mess with him (38:00)? Plus, people love Aaron Rodgers as the host of Jeopardy but Dave doesn’t get it (41:00). Sal gives a Mets bet tip and Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards doesn’t know who Alex Rodriguez is; how is that possible (44:00)? Finally, Pete Rose turned 80 and is giving gambling picks for a monthly fee; Sal tells the story of how he got to interview Pete Rose and the family memory with his son (52:15).
Cousin Sal and Dave recap The Masters as Hideki Matsuyama wins the green jacket and Sal wins because he hedged and took him going into the final round. The guys discuss how he avoiding choking on Sunday and when athletes say “no regrets” they probably have regrets (02:00). Mina Kimes joins the show to try and make sense of all the Russell Wilson trade rumors and defend the Seahawks quarterback. Plus, NFC West odds, AFC West Odds, AFC North odds and why the Steelers should be looking at offensive line before running back. Then Dave pitches and confuses Mina with an idea for a podcast name (12:00). Fans are heckling and booing the Houston Astros and Dave thinks there will forever be an asterisk on their 2017 World Series win (49:45). The Lakers beat up on the Brooklyn Nets showing they might not be as unbeatable as some think in the playoffs (57:45). Finally, it’s the Crown Royal Athlete of the Week as Dave pays tribute to yet another former Pittsburgh Pirates player who has gone on to find success with his new team (01:01:00).
Cousin Sal is outraged after finding out Rachel Bonnetta eats her pizza by dipping it in Ranch dressing. Rachel joins the pod to defend herself, the guys said she has an immature pallet while Rachel says she is a supertaster. After another start with little offensive support from the Mets, Dave thinks Jacob deGrom might be cursed. The guys give their picks to win The Masters as Cousin Sal likes Patrick Reed and Dave goes with Adam Scott. Then Arizona fires Jimmy Kimmell look-alike Sean Miller which leads to a conversation of which athletes people tell Sal and Dave look like. The guys break down the Jets/Panthers Sam Darnold trade and what it means for each team, plus which quarterbacks and running backs are likely to go first in the NFL Draft. They also discuss Deshaun Watson’s future- and if he even plays next season? Finally, Aaron Rodgers hosted Jeopardy and everyone was shocked by his hair.
Cousin Sal and Dave recap the Final Four national semi-final games between Houston/Baylor and then the unbelievable OT buzzer beater between UCLA and Gonzaga which Dave calls one of the best tourney games of all time. The guys discuss tonight’s national championship, Gonzaga (+4.5) as Sal likes Baylor plus the points and Dave continues to believe Gonzaga can’t be beat. Then Cousin Sal asks what is the greatest college feat you can accomplish. Dave is impressed that John Cena is now following Cousin Sal on Twitter and the guys share who has blocked them as well. The guys try to figure out what Charles Barkley meant by his “Jims and Joes” comments this weekend and Sal hopes he isn’t turning into John Madden. Dave thinks NBA teams should also share in the tradition of cutting down the nets. Plus, a look at Most Outstanding Player odds, Drew Timme and Jalen Suggs are both (+115). A quick recap of MLB opening weekend, Red Sox are already 0-3, the Mets haven’t even played yet and Shohei Ohtani impresses both on the mound and at the plate before getting hurt covering a play at the plate. Dave and Sal give their thoughts on the new Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer and how they think the movie could end. Dave adds to his fictional movie character fights you’d want to see discussion as fans want to see Jason Bourne versus John Wick. Finally, the guys give their Crown Royal Athletes of the Week!
It’s April Fools’ Day and Cousin Sal explains why he is struggling today. The Final Four is finally set and Dave reluctantly apologizes to Sal for saying the tournament doesn’t give the best winners (02:30). Baylor (-5)/Houston, Gonzaga (-13)/UCLA as Dave and Sal give their picks and why there might be hope for UCLA to cause a major upset. The guys think UCLA should not be considered a Cinderella and discuss more accurate names (13:15). Which sport is actually the best at crowning their champion? Dave agrees the NHL’s Presidents’ Trophy is one of the most pointless trophies in all of sports (23:!5). As Opening Day begins the guys give their World Series predictions and which teams could knock off the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Dave recalls kissing a woman so passionately at a baseball game he was told to knock it off (35:30). The guys discuss why NFL Pro Days are sort of pointless and Dave attempts to compare them to the movie Total Recall (45:30). Michael Strahan fixed the gap in his teeth, should the Pro Football Hall of Fame have to fix his bust? Dave is fascinated by all the meanings of the term bust. Could Strahan have done this as an April Fools’ prank (51:30)? Finally, Dave breaks down who should be considered the favorite between King Kong and Godzilla (57:45).
Cousin Sal and Dave begin by arguing over who deserves credit for inventing the League of Leagues Draft concept (02:00). NBA Champion and USC alum Brian Scalabrine joins to discuss the Trojans run in the NCAA tournament and why rooting for conferences in college basketball makes sense. Plus does he think USC can upset Gonzaga (06:00)? Then Scal he explains how the viral video of him beating a high school basketball player 11-0 came about and what was on the line in the bet (13:00). Plus, NBA talk as Scal thinks fans and the internet is overreacting over the Nets latest additions- Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge and why James Harden deserves to win MVP (22:15). Plus, who would win in an All-Star one on one contest, his NBA Finals press conference moment and the time Kendrick Perkins didn’t stop Delonte West and Gerald Green from fighting (27:30) . Finally, Scal gives his NBA/NCAA championship parlay of Gonzaga and the Milwaukee Bucks (21-1). Sal and Dave recap the Sweet Sixteen and a weekend filled with March Madness. Then they preview tonight’s games Oregon State/Houston and Arkansas/Baylor. Sal explains to Dave how hockey’s playoffs are even a worse indication than college basketball of not necessarily crowning the best team (34:30). Andre Drummond to the Lakers could be a difference in the playoffs and the Crown Royal Athletes of the Week (55:30). Finally, Dave loses another set of car keys and now can’t leave the house without the help of a car service (01:03:30).
Dave’s parents are in town and turns out they are fans of the show. Dave and Cousin Sal give their Sweet 16 upsets as Sal thinks Oregon State (+6.5) takes down Sister Jean and Loyola-Chicago while Dave believes Villanova (+7) upsets top seed Baylor (02:00). The guys give their favorite All-Time All-Tournament team and show love to Kenny Anderson, Big Country Bryant Reeves, Bo Kimble and more (14:15). Brian Scalabrine, AKA White Mamba dominates a high school player one on one 11-0, Dave thinks he could do a much better job among many other things when it comes to pro sports, including last a period of time in the ring with Mike Tyson. (32:00) The guys react to Joe Flacco joining the Eagles, what it could mean for Jalen Hurts and over/under how many touchdown passes he will have next season (44:30). Finally, an NHL referee is banned after getting caught saying he was looking to call a penalty (56:30).
After an incredible weekend of college basketball, Dave doubles down on flipping a coin would be a more credible way to crown a champion (02:00). Cousin Sal calls this Dave’s worst take ever. After receiving flack from the internet, Dave explains his Brad Stevens to Indiana University tweet (08:30). Sister Jean is at it again as Loyola Chicago upsets Illinois and moves on to the Sweet 16. There are no perfect brackets left in America and Sal’s no buzzer beaters bet wins again (11:00). Dave and Sal discuss how the Lebron James and LaMelo Ball injuries impact the MVP and Rookie of the Year races as new betting favorites emerge in Nikola Jokic (-110) and Anthony Edwards (-210). Then they break down if they would rather be a NCAA basketball coach or a NBA coach (23:30). Then after more NFL free agent signings, Dave and Sal react to the Steelers re-signing JuJu Smith-Schuster and the Giants making a big splash with Kenny Golladay. Sal looks back at strange bets from a year ago as quarantine began (36:30). Finally, Sal and Dave give their Crown Royal Athletes of the Week as Cameron Krutwig wins the game and the internet (48:30).
Cousin Sal makes a bold claim that St. Patrick’s Day has the best holiday food which leads to a discussion of which nationality has the best cold cuts. Dave thinks every big sporting event should have a song like the NCAA tournament has One Shining Moment. The guys discuss big spending Bill Belichick; the Patriots have signed some big free agents but will it translate to wins? Also what happens next with Deshaun Watson after he is hit with allegations of sexual assaults. Dave and Cousin Sal discuss if any of the NFL free agent signings so far actually move the odds for any team; Sal thinks Fitzmagic will beat the Cowboys at least once this season and Dave is buying the Los Angeles Chargers. Then it’s a look at the NCAA tournament as the guys look for upsets and will a 12 seed beat a 5 seed once again and Thursday night’s First Four games. Finally, it’s Win/Place/Show of favorite NCAA tournament moments of all time as Dave relives every game he watched while attending Indiana University and the time Sal pranked him with Goldbond seasoned pizza.
Cousin Sal and Dave are joined by ESPN’s Bracketologist Joe Lunardi to discuss Bracket Monday, the pressure of picking all 68 teams correctly and getting the seeding right. Dave and Sal reveal how many teams they missed – as Dave’s field of 68 is seeing double. Joe discusses how the NCAA Tournament does not determine who is the best team and he is not changing from his November pre-season pick of Baylor/Gonzaga in the National Championship. To Sal’s frustration, Dave gives his argument for changing the NCAA tournament and the guys look at FanDuel odds for a national champion. Plus, to Dave's dismay there is a lot of orange among the teams in the Midwest region. Drew Brees retired and the guys discuss his legacy and where the (18-1 to win the Super Bowl) Saints go from here. Plus, the latest on Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson rumors. Dave and Sal give their Crown Royal Athletes of the Week as Dave discusses all the “What If’s” in Drew Brees’ career. Finally, Cousin Sal’s son makes a big play in the first high school football game in months.
Now that Dak is back with the Cowboys and Big Ben is returning to the Steelers; Dave and Cousin Sal discuss which team would they rather have this season if their life depended on it. The guys discuss who they think will be the New England Patriots starting quarterback next season and if Jimmy G would return to Foxboro. In Bet to the Future, the guys discuss between Coach K, Jim Boeheim and Roy Williams who will coach the longest – and why is Coach K still dying his hair at 74 years old. Plus, should we be making a bigger deal out of Gonzaga being undefeated headed into the NCAA tournament and Jalen Suggs is having one of the best freshman seasons in recent memory. The Mets practiced celebrating the final out and winning Game 7 of the World Series, Cousin Sal likes it but Dave argues this will come back to haunt them on social media all season. Finally, Dave thinks he can be a bracketologist and is challenged by Sal.
Cousin Sal and Dave recap a huge night of Sunday television between the NBA All-Star game and the Oprah: Prince Harry & Meghan interview. Cousin Sal realizes his kids have a strange connection to the Royal couple’s son. The Degenerate Trifecta hits big over All-Star Weekend as Sal calls Giannis winning MVP, Brother Brian hits the over and Parlay Kid wins on Steph Curry’s second 3-Point Contest Championship. But have we seen every variation of the slam dunk? Plus, should Steph be in the 3-point contest every year and Dave proposes a one-on -one tournament with a million dollar buy in (03:00). Cousin Sal is concerned about 79-year-old Marv Albert and which play-by-play personality has the best call (19:45)? Plus, with the new addition of Blake Griffin is this Brooklyn Nets teams one of the most unlikeable teams in recent memory (22:45). Then the guys discuss Kobe Bryant’s rookie card selling for $1.8 million and the continued explosion of the sports card market (30:00). As NCAA conference tournaments begin, FanDuel sets the odds at which team will get the final #1 seed in addition to Gonzaga, Baylor and Michigan. Cousin Sal and Dave give out their Crown Royal Athletes of the Week as Sal pays tribute to Amanda Nunes and Dave gives Alexander Ovechkin his due as the guys discuss the possibility of him breaking Gretzky’s all-time goal record (41:00). Finally, Dave loses his car keys, his glasses and his mind over the weekend (54:15).
Cousin Sal and Dave recap the first ever Extra Points: Gambling Draft and overall strategy. James Harden returns to Houston as a member of the Brooklyn Nets and drops a triple-double. Dave doesn’t think the Houston Rockets should return his number. The guys react to Devin Booker’s questionable ejection and overzealous officials in sports. Kenny “The Jet” Smith joins the show to talk about Inside the NBA, the chemistry between the guys and how he would have loved for Kobe Bryant to have been on the show. Plus, if Michael Jordan and the Bulls would have beaten his Houston Rockets and Charles Barkley’s huge bets. Plus, Terry Bradshaw once used the name Tom Brady and Dak Prescott wants Patrick Mahomes money, Sal proposes an actual franchise tag. Finally, a fan calls out “The Uniformant” on the Steelers colors.
March is here and with selection Sunday just a few weeks away; Dave thinks Joe Lunardi gets way too much credit for predicting the 68 teams that make the tournament. Over the weekend, Sal won a Golden Globe presented by Tracy Morgan and Dave discovered his family is hiding Valentine’s Day chocolate from him. The guys discuss the idea of Kobe Bryant being the new NBA logo and who else deserves to be considered. The Uniformant weighs in on Oklahoma City and Atlanta having to switch jerseys at halftime because of similar color schemes. Dave wonders if shirts and skins still exists in school sanctioned games. Dave and Sal give their NBA best bets and discuss the Knicks resurgence as they go above .500 this far into the season in nearly a decade. Sal can’t believe a Luka Doncic autographed rookie card sells for $4.6 million dollars and Dave considers selling his treasured Mario Lemieux rookie card. The new NHL schedule is boring to Sal but Dave loves the geographic rivalries, they argue over who is more curmudgeon? The NFL is likely to add a 17th regular season game – and Dave makes the case that Julian Edelman is a Pro Football Hall of Famer because of his clutch catches in the Super Bowl despite his mediocre regular season statistics. Then it’s time to award our Crown Royal Athletes of the Week and Sal recommends the pink pineapple as an early contender for fruit of the year.