“F” in Sports is the podcast where two teachers grade the biggest issues in sports. Parker Ainsworth brings his Lonestar wisdom and Chaka Cummings brings his wit and sarcasm honed on the streets of Harlem. Together, these teachers tackle the athletic issues of the day with humor and hot takes. When it comes to sports, #dontflunkwithus
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This week, after a pair of Gold Stars and Detentions, your favorite history teacher Mr. Parker Ainsworth grades a ton of players and teams from the entire first weekend of the NFL! Topics include the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Las Vegas Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, and much much more! Be sure to subscribe, download, rate, review, and remember… when it comes to sports, #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, after some Gold Stars and Detentions, history teacher Parker Ainsworth responds to theses and questions submitted by the Twitter fans of the show all about College Football's opening weekend. We wrap up with a look at Curt Flood and Labor day. Be sure to like, rate, subscribe, download... but whatever you do- #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, we have an extra-long special with special guest Ryan Rodriguez! Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Parker Ainsworth break down the intrigue of each NFL division heading into the start of the 2021 NFL Season. Be sure to like, subscribe, download, and whatever you do, #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, after a pair of Gold Stars and Detentions, it's time for a special edition of “Writer's Workshop.” Mr. Parker Ainsworth is joined by New York Times Best Seller Mirin Fader, author of Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP. Ms. Mirin Fader and Mr. Parker Ainsworth talk all about the biography, break down key themes and motifs, and expand on what Giannis Antetokounmpo's story means in sport and beyond. Our guest, Mirin, can be found online at MirinFader.com, on twitter @mirinfader, and via her profile with The Ringer. You can order Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP here https://amzn.to/3kDRN3v, or at your local bookstore. Be sure to like, rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast. But always remember, whatever you do- #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, host Parker Ainsworth dives deep with the Gold Stars and a long Detention. Afterwards, he grades a thesis on the NBA Summer League, which meanders into some talk about the NFL Pre-Season. In a new segment, the show wraps up with an audio essay for one very special NBA Fan. Be sure to download, subscribe, rate, review AND remember- Don't Flunk With Us!
This week- we're back in Study Hall! Mr. Parker Ainsworth takes theses from The Sports Stove Podcast and Justin Voorhees about the NL East(3:24) , a thesis on Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys from Adam Hulse (10:44), and one thesis from an anonymous listener about Kevin Durant and Team USA Basketball (19:34). Be sure to like, subscribe, download, do all the things to help out the pod and PLEASE remember, when it comes to sports, #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, Mr. Parker Ainsworth gets us all ready for some college football. After some Olympic-themed Gold Stars and Detentions, Mr. A sits down with Kev (@bellyupKev) of Tailgate on the Quad to talk NCAA football (4:30). Later, your favorite history teacher does the same with “All About The Birds” creator Chuck Scalies (@cscalies_IV) (32:56). Be sure to like, subscribe, download, do everything to help out the podcast, and PLEASE- when it comes to sports, #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, Mr. A dives into the Olympics with some help from a very special "substitute teacher." After some Gold Stars and Detentions, Parker Ainsworth is joined by two-time Olympian Chamberlain "Champ" Oguchi. Champ brings a wealth of knowledge from eight years of professional basketball, including winning the 2015 FIBA Africa MVP, and helps explain the growth in the Nigerian Basketball program. We look at the rapid development from their first Olympic Games in 2012 to their recent upset over Team USA this month. Be sure to download, subscribe, rate, review, and whatever you do- #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week- Mr. Parker Ainsworth is joined by two special guests to give a quick “history lesson” about their respective specialties. “K Dot” of The WNBA Show comes on to explain all of the craziness from the first half of the WNBA season (7:56). Later, Belly Up Sports' Hockey Head Ryan McCarthy breaks down everything that went down in the NHL Playoffs and makes a bold prediction about the Stanley Cup moving forward (40:46). Be sure to download, subscribe, do all the wonderful things to show you enjoyed the episode, and remember- #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, Mr. Parker Ainsworth hosts another Study Hall! Theses submitted included a look at rookie quarterbacks from @SportsStove, Jason Voorhees (@mustaine3651) on the Sixers and Ben Simmons, @FantasyTurf asks about the Arizona Cardinals, @ScoreZagsScore takes a deep dive on the NBA Draft, and @AllAnyoneNeeds looks at the Tour de France. Thank you to those who submitted theses! Be sure to download, like, subscribe, and whatever you do- #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, it's study hall. Mr. Parker Ainsworth listens to and grades theses from several students. Theses were submitted via Twitter and e-Mail, and cover topics that include the New York Jets, Ezekiel Elliot and the Dallas Cowboys, NBA Officiating, and the Milwaukee Bucks. Be sure to download, like, subscribe and always remember- #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, Mr. Parker Ainsworth is joined by journeyman teacher Evan Jackson to discuss a wild week in the NBA. The two educators discuss Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, the Western Conference Finals and missing superstars, and wrap up with a question about the Milwaukee Bucks. Be sure to like, subscribe, download, and whatever you do... #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, Mr. Parker Ainsworth is joined by two other sneaker-loving teachers to talk about his not-so-secret obsession. Mr. Fleming of New Jersey via Southern California (IG: @sneakerteachertime) and Mr. G (IG: (@_sneaker_teacher) from Miami via Brooklyn stopped by to kick it. The teachers talk about sneakers, both new and retro, as a hobby and a culture. Be sure to download, like, rate, review, and whatever you do, #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week on Belly Up Sports' "F" In Sports, Mr. Parker Ainsworth is joined by a young grad student named Colin. Colin, a Texan in Brooklyn, New York, by way of Ohio, is eager to learn about the NBA Playoffs and has stopped by Office Hours with a few questions. Be sure to check out talk about the Milwaukee Bucks, Dynasties, the NBA's marketing problems, and the young players rising rapidly in the NBA. As always- like, subscribe, download, and whatever you do: #DontFlunkWithUs
This week, in our first week without Mr. Chaka Cummings... We missed him so much, we brought him back! (Kind of.) This week, Mr. Parker Ainsworth interviews new "F" In Sports intern Kevin Cueva before finally revealing the Episode 0 Pilot. In this Pilot Episode, which Parker and Chaka used to pitch the show to Belly Up Sports, the two spend the entire episode debating on putting an asterisk on the 2017 Houston Astros World Series. Be sure to like, subscribe, download, and whatever you do- #DontFlunkWithUs!
***BREAKING NEWS***This episode is the final episode for Mr. Chaka Cummings, as he departs the podcast. Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings share some warm moments during Gold Stars and Detentions before jumping into the NBA Playoff preview with Hardcourt Hunnies' own, and friend of the podcast, Jade Johnson. They talk everything, from who's getting a ring, to bracket strategy to beat Jade's boyfriend, to a lost (and found) cat! Hijinks are abound and the takes flow hot and fast!
This week, after sharing their Gold Stars and Detentions, Mr. Chaka Cummings and Mr. Parker Ainsworth grab their backpacks and notebooks and play student for a day. Class is in session, and Mr. Ryan McCarthy (of the No Credentials Required Podcast) teachers Chaka and Parker about the hockey as we prepare for the NHL Playoffs. Come learn for yourselves, and remember- #DontFlunkWithUs
This week, Chaka and Parker talk women's athletics and whether or not major financial investments would help to grow this niche within the realm of sports. Then, the teacher discuss the new NCAA transfer rules for football and basketball (and some other sports). Will these rules unintentionally harm the integrity of collegiate athletics? Finally, do professional sports need off-season team activities? Mr. Cummings and Mr. Ainsworth tackle this, especially considering COVID-19 and all of the lessons learned from the global pandemic.
This week, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings take on a full Gold Stars and Detentions before diving into a full recap of the 2021 NFL Draft. Our teachers break down their teams and then go all-in on the Aaron Rodgers fiasco before wrapping up with some conversation about Madison Bumgarner and the MLB's rules on no-hitters.
This week Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings BOTH hand out Gold Stars and Detentions across the sports landscape before diving into their theses. This week's theses cover the NCAA, The European Super League, and the NBA's G League Ignite. Be sure to like, subscribe, download... and when it comes to sports, #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, the teachers are joined by guest teacher Logan Ward from The Logan Ward Show (@LoganWardShow) to break down all things NFL Draft 2021! Mr. Cummings starts by breaking world records for the number of Gold Stars and Detentions he gives this week. Mr. Ainsworth settles everything back down with awesome takes on the number of QBs taken in the first five picks, the first receiver and defender taken this year, the best team/player match, and the sleeper from outside of Round 1 that will make the biggest impact!
This week, the teachers talk Sam Darnold and who won the trade between the Jets and the Panthers. Then, Chaka and Parker recap the NCAA Tournaments while discussing which was better, the men's or the women's? Finally, the fellas talk sports traditions and which is the best, as they do a quick recap of the Masters.
This week, after several Gold Stars and Detentions, Mr. Parker Ainsworth and Mr. Chaka Cummings grade the idea of an NBA By-Out Market. Once they've carefully broken down moves by the Lakers and Nets, the teachers look at the NFL's expanded schedule and finish with a talk about the MLB and pinetar. Be sure to download, subscribe, and #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, the teachers talk a ton of Miami sports! Did the Miami Heat win the trade deadline in the NBA with their acquisition of Victor Oladipo? Are the Heat contenders in the East? What about the Dolphins? Not to be outdone, they've shifted their position in the NFL Draft and put all of their chips in the Tua Tagoviloa basket; did they make the right move? Finally, Chaka and Parker get heated as they discuss whether or not it is a good idea to put mics on professional referees after the Tim Peel fiasco in the NHL.
This week on F In Sports, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings have some special March Madness related Gold Stars and Detentions, as well as our first Gold Star to a director. After handing those out. the teachers look at theses on the NBA MVP race, NFL Free Agency, and throwing a baseball. Be sure to like, subscribe, and follow us... and please remember, when it comes to sports: #DontFlunkWithUs!
Season 2 Episode 6 Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings get mad about March as they preview the men's basketball tournament and discuss if this is the year for Gonzaga to raise the banner, or if some Big 10 and Big 12 powerhouses will raise a ruckus in the Final 4. Then, the teachers ask if Dak Prescott's signing with the Dallas Cowboys was a good idea...for Dak! Finally, Blake Griffin is Brooklyn bound and Parker and Chaka give their takes on what a successful run in the Big Apple looks like for the former slam dunk champion and Lob City leader.
This week: after a round of Gold Stars and Detentions, the teachers dive face first into a Major League Baseball Preview with MLB SAT's! After face-first the multiple-choice mayhem, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings look at Devin Booker and NBA disrespect, followed by a thesis on Tom Wilson and the dirtiest players in pro sports! Remember to support the people that support us, like Yeti - https://www.yeti.com/en_US?avad=286441_b1f5057fd&utm_source=avantlink&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=bb_affiliate&utm_content=Custom+Link&utm_term=286441_bellyupsports.com The Belly Up article referenced - https://bellyupsports.com/2021/02/ending-nba-all-star-game-snubs/ Other Shows referenced - The Midweek Midrange: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylggTb9QLaYMiiaN_8alVA Score Zags Score: https://twitter.com/ScoreZagsScore The Broadway Hat (Kyle Hall) https://linktr.ee/TheBroadwayHatPodcast
Season 2 Episode 4 Chaka and Parker talk about the QB controversies in Houston and Seattle, where both Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson seem to be available to the highest bidder! Which QB would each teacher rather have? Then, Mr. Cummings and Mr. Ainsworth talk James Harden and his chances of being top 3 in MVP voting...AGAIN! Finally, the guys discuss the back-and-forth between Zlatan and LeBron regarding athletes using their platforms for political stances.
This week, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings give you their #NBAAllStar Preview! the teachers take their sports SAT's and answer true / false and multiple choice questions about 2021's NBA All-Star Weekend, including hot takes on selections and events. Then, the teachers wrap up with an Honor Roll call of their All-Star reserves. Check out their hot takes for yourself, but remember: #DontFlunkWithUs!
Episode 2 After a lesson for Black History Month from the teachers, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings discuss the controversy surround Mark Cuban's decision to forgo playing the national anthem to start the NBA season. Then Parker and Chaka analyze Todd Bowles and the chances that he is the next Bill Belichick just waiting to be hired by the right franchise. Finally, the teacher are inspired by a tweet from Jemele Hill and talk Tom Brady; is he the greatest athlete of all time?
After a quick Black History Month lesson, Mr. Parker Ainsworth and Mr. Chaka Cummings celebrate one full year of F In Sports with a full episode of Gold Stars and Detentions! Topics range from a long bit on remembering Kobe Bryant, to Rudy Gobert, to Tom Brady, to Kelly Loeffler, to many more! Check out our look back at the highs and lows of the year that was, and remember: #Don'tFlunkWithUs
Episode 51 Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings talk Super Bowl 55 and preview the game with Report Cards on each of the teams, as well as their predictions for the next NFL champion. Then, Parker and Chaka analyze if Patrick Mahomes has the most to gain by winning this Super Bowl. Finally, the teachers take on the best prop bets for this years big game.
This week, after a flurry of Gold Stars and Detention, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings break down a handful of theses tied to the sports world today. After some back and forth between new stars and old ones, are modern NBA players soft? Should Matthew Stafford be a Patriot? And, did the Air Jordan I Dior steal the show at the inauguration? Find out what your favorite teachers think and remember: when it comes to sports, #DontFlunkWithUs
Episode 49 Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings have a different take on Gold Stars and Detentions to start 2021, touching on everything from the UFC to Cris Collinsworth. Then, the teachers jump head first into breaking down what the James Harden trade means for the NBA this season. Parker and Chaka ask the question, why doesn't Eric Bieniemy have a head coaching job in the NFL locked up yet? Finally, they talk about how Nickelodeon is poised to changer sports viewing as we know it!
After a historical week, the teachers hand out some Gold Stars and Detentions before diving face-first into football. Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings break down theses on the Kansas Cty Chiefs, potential Deshaun Watson trades, and friends who have missed out on winning the Heisman Trophy. Remember to download, rate, like, subscribe... and whatever you do- #Don'tFlunkWithUs!
Episode 47 Happy New Year! The teachers welcome 2021 with their NBA preview episode! Chaka and Parker shoot on who can compete with the Lakers for the NBA championship this season. Then, Mr. Cummings and Mr. Ainsworth dish on NBA awards, talking everything from MVP to Coach of the Year. The teachers put a bow on this episode with their Multiple Choice Questions, as they discuss who will get a dope signature shoe, which coach is getting the axe first, and where the NBA should look to expand along with Seattle.
This week, while most schools around the country are on Winter Break, Mr. Parker Ainsworth and a cast of substitute teachers tackle some fun and new theses in Mr. Chaka Cummings' absence. Mr. Ritz, from Dallas, talks about Major League Baseball's "golden age" (1:59). Mr. Homan of Columbus, Ohio, discusses the #SaveTheCrew movement (15:43). Mr. Sesin of Washington D.C. talks about his beloved Oakland Raiders (29:13). Career Counselor Mr. Rodriguez talks about Lamar Jackson and other young quarterbacks (42:05). Last, but certainly not least, Atlanta's Mr. John David (JD) Penn (48:39) asks if the NBA's Dallas Mavericks are actually better off without a certain multiple time MVP. Download, subscribe, leave a five-star rating, and let us know of any questions you have, or potential theses, in the comments... And remember: when it comes to sports- #DontFlunkWithUs
Episode Notes This week, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings dish out some heartfelt Gold Stars and some really "crappy" Detentions before launching into a College Football extravaganza! The teachers look at theses over this year's College Football Playoff, the Heisman Trophy race, and a serious fundamental difference over the idea of a "Top 4." But it couldn't be the holidays if your two favorite teachers weren't yelling at each other! Like, subscribe, download, and remember! When it comes to sports, #DontFlunkWithUs!
Episode 44 Chaka and Parker go all over the sport's landscape with their Gold Stars and Detentions, touching on everything from the UFC to both college and pro football. This episode, though, is basketball heavy with the preseason starting up! The teacher talk load management and if the NBA will regret easing up on their restrictions on this practice. Mr. Cummings and Mr. Ainsworth talk James Harden and what is best for his career over the next couple of years: staying in Houston or finding a new squad. Finally, they wrap with NCAA Basketball and their feeling on Duke (or, possibly other teams) opting out of playing the rest of their non-conference schedule.
Episode Notes This week the teacher's debate over whether or not one of the Rivers, Doc or Austin, deserves a Gold Star or a Detention. After some less controversial marks and demerits, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings look at Ohio State and the College Football Playoff, the Russell Westbrook and John Wall trade, and if a potential 16-0 Pittsburgh Steelers team can be the favorite. Remember, like, subscribe, download, do all the fun things to help out the podcast, and when it comes to sports - #DontFlunkWithUs!
Episode 42 This week, Chaka and Parker throw out Gold Stars to women changing football and Detentions to the entire state of Texas. Then, the teachers discuss the College Football Playoffs' initial rankings and identify the hits and misses. Mr. Cummings and Mr. Ainsworth also talk about the Gonzaga Bulldogs and if this season is the one where they breakout and cut down the nets as national champions in Men's Basketball. Finally, the guys ask the question; why are the Denver Broncos playing an NFL game without a real quarterback? I mean, were there any other options (hint: there definitely were!)?
Episode 41 This week celebrates the Ainsworth wedding, as Mr. Ainsworth becomes, officially, Mr. and Mrs. Ainsworth. After some Gold Stars and Detentions, the teachers talk NBA Free Agency as well as the Draft and take their Sports SAT's by answering several multiple choice questions regarding who has had the best off season in the League. Next, Chaka and Parker talk Heisman Trophy front runners and if Justin Fields locked up the award with his performance against Indiana. Finally, Mr. Cummings and Mr. Ainsworth put a definitive stamp on the best power couples in sports- excluding themselves, of course!
Episode Notes This week, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings bring their teaching background into their Gold Stars and Detentions before launching into the theses. Our favorite teachers break down an expansion of the college football playoff, the NBA's new start date, and if the 2020 MLB awards need some asterisks or not. Remember to download, subscribe, and when it comes to sports... #DontFlunkWithUs!
This week, Mr. Cummings and Mr. Ainsworth are back with a handful of Gold Stars and Detentions. After handing them out, the two teachers break down if Clemson should be in the College Football Playoff, if the Dallas Cowboys should hit the tank switch, and if the Philadelphia 76ers won the NBA coaching carousel. Like, subscribe, download, and remember... When it comes to sports, #DontFlunkWithUs
This week, after a handful of gold stars and detentions, Mr. Cummings and Mr. Ainsworth look at a couple of theses surrounding the NFL. Who will have the greater impact this season: Antonio Brown in Tampa Bay or Le'Veon Bell in Kansas City? Should the Dallas Cowboys do whatever it takes to go get Ryan Fitzpatrick? This week's episode ends with an NBA thesis on the Van Gundy brothers and the 2020-21 season. Download, subscribe, and remember: when it comes to sports, #DontFlunkWithUs!
Episode 37 Parker and Chaka discuss the controversy surround Nick Saban and COVID-19 testing this week; should he have been allowed to coach his Alabama team in the big game versus Georgia? What about Dabo Swinney; is he the next hot name for NFL head coaching vacancies when it comes to the NCAA ranks? Finally, the teachers ask the question- can the Seattle Seahawks go undefeated this NFL season?
This week, the teachers give out a number of Gold Stars and Detentions to players, coaches, and fans alike. Then, they dive into a thesis on the #NBAFinals, LeBron James, and Jimmy Butler. They take some quarterly NFL SATs before looking at the College Football Overtime rules. Download, Subscribe, and remember... #DontFlunkWithUs!
Episode 35 Chaka and Parker dish on the NBA and if an opportunity was missed to look at reseeding the playoffs in the 2020 Bubble. Then, the guys talk Trevor Lawrence and whether or not playing football for the New York Jets is actually in his best interests. Finally, the teacher wrap up by discussing if Mike Leach would be a good fit at the University of Texas as their head football coach.
Episode 34 This week, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings give out Gold Stars like they're going out of style before rounding up some of the usual suspects for detention (and some unusual ones, like a certain L.A. doctor that has yet to be named). Then, Parker and Chaka talk about the best the Group of 5 has to offer and if it will be enough to be a part of the College Football Playoff in 2020. The teachers also discuss the NFC (L)East as the worst division in pro football. Mr. Cummings gets giddy as he and Parker wrap up by talking about the success the University of Kentucky has had when it comes to producing NBA talent.
This week, after the teachers hand out some gold stars and detentions, they dive into three different theses. Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings discuss the BIG 10, their season, and the College Football Playoff. They then move into the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before wrapping up with some LA Lakers jersey talk. When it comes to sports, remember- #DontFlunkWithUs!
Episode 32 This week, Mr. Ainsworth and Mr. Cummings do a deep dive into Gold Stars and Detentions, discussing freezing cold takes around the Toronto Raptors and Dak Prescott. Then, the teachers take on an NBA Conference finals preview (even though the shape of that series continues to evolve during the podcast!). Finally, Parker and Chaka wrap up with a chat about the most desirable NBA Head Coaching openeing (hint: it could be one that hasn't happened yet- check the title).