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Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. No guests. No callers. No BS. 45 minutes per day, Monday-Friday. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charg…

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    Baseball can't catch a break: World Series is here, but the NFL, NHL, and its own commissioner are MUCH BIGGER stories (10/27)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 50:10

    Today's word of the day is ‘fibula' as in a fractured fibula as in a broken leg as in Braves starter Charlie Morton suffered one and still managed to get 3 outs in an inning. He's done for the series, but Atlanta leads 1-0. The Houston Astros dropped the first game at home so now what? (9:40) What did Rob Manfred have to say before Game 1 of the World Series? The commissioner of baseball talked about the Atlanta Braves ‘chop', the CBA, moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta. Oh boy. (26:00) Review: Bad Sport. (30:00) The NFL owners meetings took place and things happened. Roger Goodell was questioned about the WFT emails. Roger Goodell was questioned about Deshaun Watson. Roger Goodell says nothing that is believable. Stephen Ross wants answers about Watson. Mark Davis wants answers on WFT emails. Jerry Jones just wants to party. (41:00) The Chicago Blackhawks were fined $2M by the NHL, the GM stepped down, and it's not getting better. A scandal of sexual harassment was brought down on the organization accused by players and the team did nothing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    World Series: What it's like before Game 1; MLB work stoppage leaks are just beginning (10/26)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 48:34

    Today's word of the day is ‘queasy' as in nervous as in nauseous as in being worried as in it's Game 1 of the World Series today. Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros. Let's talk about what Game 1 was like for me in 2003. Not the game itself, but the day, the ride to the stadium, the clubhouse before the game. Then we'll get into some keys to the game and picks. (19:25) MLB work stoppage leaks have started. The CBA is set to expire on 12/1/21 and negotiations have been going on for over a year now. Things aren't close. Why are the leaks happening right now? (30:58) Review: Blue Bayou. (33:48) NPPOD (40:20) Suns owner Robert Sarver got word that a story about him was being released and he went on the offensive. He released a statement, had the president and GM release statements… everyone had to say something nice.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    World Series is set: Braves vs Astros - what happens today?; Fan accepts gift card for Tom Brady 600th TD ball!?! (10/25)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 48:36

    Today's word of the day is ‘calculated risk' as in the Los Angeles Dodgers made a decision in the NLDS that hurt them in the NLCS. Max Scherzer pitched in relief of Game 5 of the NLDS and was only able to get 4 innings in the NLCS. The season was a failure. All the trades. All the big money. For nothing. (12:35) The World Series is set. Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros. Let's talk about what's happening today. (25:20) Review: Dune. (28:20) The St. Louis Cardinals went out and got themselves a new manager straight from the clubhouse. This was always going to be the case. 35-year old Oli Marmol is the new sheriff in town! Younger than Yadi Molina! (31:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Tom Brady's 600th TD pass being given to a fan and then taken back. The fan was given a new ball and $1,000 to the team store. Woof! (40:00) NPPOD (42:00) Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard got into a little physical shoving match on the bench. Veterans!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Dodgers find hero in Chris Taylor, Congress wants NFL emails, Texas Rangers should expect a call from Rob Manfred (10/22)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 49:17

    Today's word of the day is ‘Denver' as in John Denver as in Leaving on a Jet Plane as in the Los Angeles Dodgers have pushed the series against the Atlanta Braves to 6 games. Dodgers hero of Game 5 was Chris Taylor, who homered three times. Wow. So what happens next? Down 3-2 in the series, both teams struggling to pitch, both teams going hot and cold at the plate. (9:55) MLB partnered with GLAAD so what could go wrong? Let's ask the Texas Rangers. (20:20) We have another situation brewing in the NFL. Congress has called on the NFL to hand over its emails concerning the investigation of the Washington Football Team. Let's discuss what, if any, power Congress has here. (32:15) Review: Today's will be different. We're going to talk about the incident on the set of the filming of Alec Baldwin's new movie. Baldwin fired a prop gun and somehow two people on set were shot. One, Halyna Hutchins, was killed. (41:15) NPPOD. (43:20) Haralabos Voulgaris was a former data guy for the Dallas Mavericks who got too much power, too quickly. He went on Pablo Torre's show and decided to air out all his grievances against the Mavericks. Woo buddy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Astros, Braves ONE win away from World Series! Dolphins getting closer to Deshaun Watson trade!?! (10/21)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 48:51

    Today's word of the day is ‘momentum' as in who has the momentum, who lost the momentum, where'd it go!? The Red Sox had the momentum after three games of the ALCS against the Astros… how's that going? Did the Astros steal the momentum now? Houston's bats are alive, Valdez pitched a gem, and now the Astros are one game away from the World Series. (9:48) The Atlanta Braves are one game away from the World Series. Pitcher scratched late and it doesn't matter. Eddie Rosario is making his name known. Freddie Freeman is back to hitting long balls. And the highest paid team in MLB, the Los Angeles Dodgers, are on the ropes. (18:50) NPPOD. (21:35) Review: Lorelei. (25:48) The Sacramento Kings are in a big fight with former No. 2 pick Marvin Bagley. Bagley's agent just went nuclear on the Kings. Uh Oh. (31:30) Deshaun Watson trade could be happening. Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, wants to make the trade happen. The GM and coach don't want it done. We know about the allegations against Watson and him not playing for the Texans — but he has yet to be suspended. (39:55) NFL settlement is taking place on concussions and it's major news. The NFL agreed to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    ALCS, NLCS: Giving us the sports drama we want! Ben Simmons: Giving the 76ers the dram they DO NOT want! (10/20)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 47:58

    Today's word of the day is ‘5 outs' as in the Atlanta Braves were 5 outs away from burying the Los Angeles Dodgers as in one pitch changed the game and may change the series. Cody Bellinger hit a 3-run shot. The rest is history. (7:55) The Houston Astros stole a game! From close to being down 3-1 in the series to the Boston Red Sox, the Astros got an Altuve game-tying home run in the 8th and then 7 in the top of the 9th. Boston fans are furious with the umps — should they be? (17:10) Ben Simmons is a problem. The 76ers allowed this problem to get to this point. The players on the team don't deserve this and Embiid has had enough. (28:20) Review: Only Murders in the Building. (31:10) NPPOD. (36:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I thought about Scott Boras' recent comments on roster expansion in the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Red Sox CRUSH Astros, Yankees bringing Aaron Boone back, Fernando Tatis Jr says no to surgery -- Did we miss anything!? (10/19)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 49:08

    Today's word of the day is ‘crushing' as in the Boston Red Sox have crushed the Houston Astros souls over the past two games. You want a grand slam? Well, order up. Grand Slam Schwarber. The Astros have no pitching. The Red Sox are hanging on with big runs. (17:55) A report came out yesterday that Fernando Tatis Jr won't be getting shoulder surgery. What an absolute mess. The San Diego Padres were supposed to be THAT team and they were a MASSIVE letdown. Why is this happening? (23:55) Aaron Boone is getting an extension. 3 year deal. Not the most surprising move, unless you're a Yankees fan. (30:55) Review: Imperfect - The Roy Halladay Story (35:45) The NBA is back, but Kyrie Irving still isn't. Commissioner Adam Silver made comments about the Irving/Nets situation, and they were perfect. LeBron James is trying to win ring No. 5. Giannis is trying to go back-to-back. (44:55) Washington State has fired its head coach Nick Rolovich for not getting vaccinated. See ya. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    MLB Postseason: Dead arms, long games, any other problems?; MLB's historic Minor League Baseball housing announcement (10/18)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 48:45

    Today's word of the day is ‘final four' as in there are only four teams left in Major League Baseball as in the Dodgers are down two games to none against the Braves, the Astros and Red Sox are tied at one game apiece. What's the problem though? The games are too long. Pitchers have pitched so much these past two seasons that their arms are just what Max Scherzer said… dead. (14:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the release that MLB would begin paying for Minor League Baseball players housing. They wanted to know if this was something MLB did because of the upcoming CBA negotiations. (31:40) Review: Goliath Season 5. (35:25) NFL says it found no other current personnel have sent bad emails. Do you believe them? (39:45) NPPOD. (44:25) The Washington Football Team held its jersey retirement on Sunday for Sean Taylor. Gave fans 3 days to get ready. Let VIPs stand on the painted sideline logo. Owner of the team wore a hoodie and baggy khakis. Just another day for WFT.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Dodgers-Giants postgame, NLCS preview, ALCS preview, YouTube Live Q+A (10/15)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 33:42

    Welcome in to the special edition of Nothing Personal with David Samson! We have you covered with everything you need to know about the MLB postseason! This is from our YouTube Live postgame show following Game 5 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants! (12:15) When will Max Scherzer pitch again? He came in and got his first save of his career to send the Dodgers to the NLCS! (14:55) Lance McCullers is likely to miss the rest of the postseason with a forearm injury. How can this happen? (17:20) We take questions from you! Talking Cardinals firing Mike Shildt, will Trevor Bauer get a ring, TV revenue splits, why there are still local blackouts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Raiders owner Mark Davis speaks. Nets star Kyrie Irving speaks. But neither really said anything. (10/14)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 48:45

    HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO NOTHING PERSONAL! Today's word of the day is ‘Dench' as in Dame Judi Dench as in it's too late, too late as in Mark Davis spoke and he aid absolutely nothing. But also, everything. The NFL right now is trying to figure out how to get the public away from this email scandal. What are they going to do? What did Mark David and the Raiders do? (6:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Schefter response to the email leaks. They wanted to know if Schefter went too far. (16:45) 2-year anniversary of Nothing Personal! (18:30) Review: Justin Bieber - Our World. (22:35) Kyrie Irving has finally spoken. What did he say that was so profound? He won't retire. He won't get vaccinated. He knows he'll lose money. But what is he saying? What is his point? Who is this voiceless? (31:56) The Giants and Dodgers are playing in an elimination game tonight. Winner takes on the Atlanta Braves. How will this play out? (35:40) NPPOD: Weekend Picks. (42:20) Wait to see updates! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    NFL LEAKS: What else is in those emails!?; ALCS is set! Astros-Red Sox is just what MLB needed (10/13)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 48:15

    Today's word of the day is ‘avalanche' as in it starts with a little bit and then, WOOSH! The whole mountain is coming down. This is what's happening with the Washington Football Team and the NFL. John Gruden lost his job. Jay Gruden lost his job. Bruce Allen lost his job. But, Daniel Snyder still remains. 650,000 emails, but only a handful have been leaked. Interesting. Wonder what Roger Goodell is doing in New York? (18:55) The Houston Astros took down the Chicago White Sox. Easy money. Dusty Baker gets the edge over Tony LaRussa. 5th consecutive ALCS for the Astros. (25:10) Review: Scenes From a Marriage. (27:20) The Atlanta Braves are headed to the NLCS. Pretty great run as Freddie Freeman does the unthinkable… homers off Josh Hader. (33:35) The Los Angeles Dodgers tied up the series against the San Francisco Giants. Did Gabe Kapler over-manage this game? The Giants used 8 different pitchers! (37:20) What is going on with Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets? Brooklyn told Kyrie that he can't play or practice unless he's vaccinated. Kyrie Irving reportedly won't get vaccinated because he's against mandates. It's a fun mess.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Jon Gruden's swift downfall with Raiders was his own fault; How wrong I was about the Red Sox-Rays series (10/12)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 48:33

    Today's word of the day is ‘IT' as in information technology as in Jon Gruden was caught sending racist, homophobic, sexist emails to then Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen. Washington was being investigated by the NFL for a completely different incident and in discovery of over 650K emails, Allen used his work email to communicate with Gruden. Are you keeping up with this? Did the Raiders handle this right? Did the NFL leak this? (16:20) The Boston Red Sox have defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in 4 games. I cannot believe it. Boston's bats were alive. Tampa's pitching let them down. Should we talk about Game 3? (24:00) The Houston Astros are looking to close things out against the Chicago White Sox. The Astros were accused by White Sox players of sign-stealing again. This is a bad look for the players. (29:55) Review: Ted Lasso Season 2. (32:45) The San Francisco Giants had 3 hits and struck out 14 times and won the game 1-0 over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Unbelievable. (37:30) The Milwaukee Brewers cannot score. The Atlanta Braves can score. That's the series, folks. (38:20) NPPOD. (40:55) Kyrie Irving is still unvaccinated and will still miss all home games for the Brooklyn Nets. Not great! Ben Simmons showed up at the Sixers practice facility and no one knew he was coming! What is happening?! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Mailbag: Wild Card celebrations, Postseason payout shares, Yankees decisions, MLB TV schedule (10/11)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 48:55

    Mailbag! It's a mailbag day for Nothing Personal! We know it's MLB postseason time, but we had to take our talents to the Boston Marathon. Let's start this off with someone asking me about Wild Card celebrations. They wanted to know why champagne celebrations happen prior to the World Series. (20:55) Someone asked me if Devin Williams would still be getting his postseason shares now that he has been sent away by the Milwaukee Brewers for a self-inflicted injury. (33:25) Someone asked me about the Yankees clubhouse over the next few weeks. How are decisions made about Boone and Cashman? Is Steinbrenner consulting with outside experts or just himself? Let's discuss. (42:40) Someone asked about how MLB postseason games get the time slot they are in and whether or not this is impacted by event scheduling at arenas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    What makes the Rays SO GOOD? More postseason MLB talk; Why this NBA healthcare fraud story matters to you (10/8)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 48:22

    Today's word of the day is ‘Mark Harmon' as in stealing home as in Randy Arozarena became the first player in MLB history to hit a home run and steal home in the same game. How about Rays? Do you know any of those pitchers? Do you know any of those batters? All they do is win games. (13:20) Did you watch the other game? The Houston Astros are a great team. The Chicago White Sox couldn't get to Lance McCullers, and Lance Lynn got beat up early. Not a great combo for the White Sox. The one thing you should look out for is that Dusty Baker let McCullers throw 104 pitches…. That's not good. (19:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Jack Eichel and what happens when a player's medical staff and a team's medical staff have different opinions on injury treatment. (27:30) NPPOD. (33:30) Review: Billions Season 5. (36:20) 18 former NBA players were charged with healthcare fraud. This is a big story. This happens too often and it's hurting your pockets. (41:55) The Washington Football Team had its facility raided by the FBI and arrested the team's head trainer! What!? This team just can't stop making headlines.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    MLB divisional rounds are set!; Padres fire Tinglers; Mets and Theo Epstein "not right fit" (10/7)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 47:39

    Today's word of the day is ‘lights' as in journey as in when the lights go down in the city and the sun shines on the bay as in Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to San Francisco to take on the Giants. Two teams that won more than 105 regular season games. Two teams that have been unbelievable all year. Chris Taylor with a walk-off 2-run homer and we've got ourselves a series. Let's talk about how each team got here. (12:15) Someone asked me about a comment from our YouTube live show last night. This person wanted me to explain my comments on the Dodgers being bullies and disliked by all other teams. (17:20) The San Diego Padres fired Jayce Tingler after two seasons. Expectations through the roof. Team was supposed to challenge the Dodgers and they finished under .500! (26:25) Review: Come From Away. (29:55) Theo Epstein is not going to join the New York Mets front office. Reports, sources, the streets; all said that Theo and Cohen had a nice talk, but it wasn't the right fit. Okay. (35:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Houston Astros and the offer they previously made to Carlos Correa. They wanted to know how the front office decides on why to move on or keep a player like Carlos Correa. (41:40) Let's do our ALDS preview and picks. Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Red Sox run Gerrit Cole out early, beat Yankees in AL Wild Card; Do the Cardinals have a shot against Dodgers!? #waittosee (10/6)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 44:43

    Today's word of the day is ‘sweet Caroline' as in the Boston Red Sox did it as in your AL Wild Card winners took down Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees. What happened in the game? Just a $300M man only lasting 2 innings as the Yanks starting pitcher. Xander and Schwarber went deep for the Red Sox. Now Boston will travel to Tampa and face the Rays. (11:00) What goes on during a postseason game in the clubhouse? Let's talk about the behind-the-scenes with the front office while the game is going on. (15:30) Dodgers take on the Cardinals in the NL Wild Card. One of the hottest teams all year vs the hottest team to end the regular season. Dodgers bring money. Cardinals bring hustle. What are the big storylines from this game? (26:55) WTH is wrong with Trevor Bauer? Obviously something. He posted a video on Twitter that he wants to do content during the postseason… I mean… (30:40) Review: Welcome to Collinwood. (32:40) Devin Williams has been sent to Arizona for rehab. The Milwaukee Brewers are not playing in Arizona. He was been banished! (34:40) Urban Meyer update! Urban Meyer update! He talked with his team and reports are the players laughed. The owner released a statement. Urban apologized again to his team. It's too much! (39:55) Jon Gruden hates SoFi Stadium. Hates the locker room. Hates the design. Uhm, does he remember the Oakland Coliseum!?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Urban Meyer getting down on the dance floor! Wild Card preview: Yankees-Red Sox and the bullpen battle (10/5)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 48:07

    Today's word of the day is ‘dance floor' as it get your booty on the dance floor as in Urban Meyer was having a little fun at his own restaurant and he was caught in HD with women dancing on him… his excuse was all time! His press conference was a disaster. The Jaguars have been a disaster. (14:20) It's Wild Card time! New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox! Let's break it down. (28:50) Review: Queenpins. (31:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I thought about the Baltimore Ravens going for a record on the final play of a game. Broncos coach Vic Fangio was furious. Harbaugh fired back. Who was right?! (40:45) The New York Mets have fired Luis Rojas. The New York Mets have no real GM, no real team president. What is the plan? What are GMs and presidents doing? What do they even do? (43:30) The Los Angeles Angels need starting pitching. So does every team in baseball. Get a real plan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    No need for tiebreakers! MLB postseason baseball is set! Biggest surprises and disappointments (10/4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 48:14

    Today's word of the day is ‘tiebreaker' as in Game 163 as in inputing the formulas as in MLB media was going nuts telling us about all these scenarios… None of it was needed. The Yankees and Red Sox both won and they were in. Nothing else mattered and it didn't. Let's talk about the Wild Card. So it's set. We're getting the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Giants, Astros, Cardinals, Rays, Braves, Brewers, and White Sox. Beautiful. (14:50) What are the top 3 surprising teams of 2021? Giants, Rays, Astros. Easy. (15:20) Top 4 disappointments? Mets, Phillies, Twins… and the best team in baseball for a week, the San Diego Padres. (24:55) Review: Free Guy. (27:00) Update on the NWSL fallout; commissioner Lisa Baird stepped down on Friday; games were canceled for the weekend… a mess. (30:55) NPPOD. (31:50) The Ben Simmons saga with the Philadelphia 76ers has gotten crazier. The Sixers are withholding his money and every day he doesn't show up he is fined, which the team is taking out of money owed. Uh oh. (38:20) Wait to see updates from the MLB season; NL west, Kluber, HR rate, divisional winners — accountability in this industry is important!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Samson Sit-Down: Mardy Fish | Former #1 US men's tennis player on mental health, Naomi Osaka, and more (10/2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 48:48

    Former #1 US men's tennis player Mardy Fish joins David for a Samson Sit-Down. Fish joins to talk about his new documentary Untold: Breaking Point on Netflix. The two discuss mental health, Naomi Osaka & Simone Biles, how social media has changed sports, the dominance of Novak, Federer, and Nadal, and much more! You can follow Mardy Fish on Twitter @MardyFish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    NWSL leadership failed the women they were supposed to protect; Embiid sounds off on Simmons (10/1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 48:20

    Today's word of the day is ‘courage' as in the North Carolina Courage as in having the courage as in two women (Mana Shim, Sinead Farrelly) came forward and had to go scorched earth on the leadership of the league. History of abuse, coercion, cover ups — all by manager Paul Riley. He was fired by Portland for allegations then hired by North Carolina, now fired again. All while NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird knew about these allegations. Wow. (17:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Sixers organization told Joel Embiid what to say about Ben Simmons. Hmmm. Simmons wants out of Philadelphia, Embiid said the team has done enough for Simmons. (26:50) Review: The Card Counter. (29:59) The president of the University of Miami, Julio Frenk, sent a letter because of the negative attention the Hurricanes have gotten. The football team hasn't been good for years. The fans aren't happy. Let's discuss what Frenk said. (37:45) NPPOD. (42:30) Wait to see: Get ready for a Game 163. (43:59) Sandy Alderson had some comment about the Mets future. He talked about the team, the manager, the president, the GM — comments Cohen must not like to hear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Brewers should be FURIOUS with Devin Williams; NBA makes it clear: you don't play, you don't get pay (9/30)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 48:22

    Today's word of the day is ‘gaviscon' as it's basically TUMS as in something I had to take when I ran a Major League Baseball team as in what David Stearns of the Milwaukee Brewers is chugging right now. Why? Because Devin Williams, the number one setup man in baseball, is out for the season after breaking his pitching hand punching a wall. WHAT!? HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN!? (19:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me a question about locker room celebrations. They asked what the protocol was, does everything get replaced, even the rugs. Let me explain. (30:05) Review: Respect. (32:55) The NBA announced if players don't play games because they are not vaccinated… they will not get paid. This will be fun. (37:55) NPPOD. (48:10) Richard Sherman is back in the NFL. Should he be? Let's discuss this situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Wild wild wild card races are just what MLB needed; Chicago Bears found a new home, Chicago mayor not happy (9/29)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 47:52

    Today's word of the day is ‘wild world' as in Cat Stevens as in ooo baby it's a wild world as in the Wild Card race is here and it is great! Let's start with the St. Louis Cardinals and the 17-game run they are on right now. 17 wins. Locked up the 2nd wild card spot. (5:20) The Seattle Mariners are on the rise! Only a half game back in the Wild Card. 20 years without playoffs. Is this the year? (12:59) You cannot pitch to Stanton and Judge anymore. You just can't do it. (16:35) NPPOD: Phillies stink. Dodgers vs Padres tonight. (19:15) The Tampa Bay Rays announced its new sign is no more. The Ex-Rays were back and now they are not. (25:55) Review: The Protege. (28:35) Steve Cohen has big plans for the Mets. He has hired a marketing company to help change the Mets image. This company… is basically his company! Good work if you can get it. (35:55) Noah Syndergaard pitched in the big leagues for the first time in two years. Tommy John surgery. He answered some questions after the game about his future. (41:00) Chicago Bears could be on the move outside of the city of Chicago. The team announced the purchase of new land in Arlington Heights. The mayor of Chicago was not happy. The Bears were happy. Are fans going to be happy?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    NBA Media Days: Welcome to the vaccine Twilight Zone; Would Robot umps and refs make the game better? (9/28)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 48:26

    Today's word of the day is ‘twilight' as in we are now entering the Twilight Zone as in vaccines came up at NBA Media Days and here we go again. Bradley Beal and Andrew Wiggins have some things to say, but not a lot to say. Damian Lillard spoke up about getting the vaccine. Steph Curry had to answer for Wiggins. The NBA has an issue and it's one they created. (20:25) Giannis spoke about wanting more titles. Repeating is hard to do. Harder than you think. The team, the health, the edge, the controversies, everything. (24:00) Look at Kawhi Leonard. Left the Raptors and goes to the Clippers and can't get back to the Finals. He tore his ACL and he chose a long-term deal to return. (30:00) Review: The Starling. (33:20) Are robot umps and refs coming to professional sports? What about just better technology to make the calls correct and fast? This was my experience in meetings with MLB about this. (39:20) Brandon Belt broke his hand after getting hit by a pitch. The San Francisco Giants have to be frustrated big time. Postseason races are in the final week and this is the LAST thing a team wants. (45:55) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Tampa Bay Rays need to stop the two-city madness; Wild weekend in baseball makes me happy I'm out of it (9/27)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 48:27

    Today's word of the day is ‘next level' as in next-level trolling as in the Tampa Bay Rays are trolling its fans by using signs to further their two city solution. What does that mean? The Rays are saying Tampa and Montreal are going to be the future for the team. Ha! (11:30) People ask me all the time if I want to get back into baseball — this is a case for the reason why I don't — a 40-year old woman and her 2-year old child fell from the third floor and died. The police have not released much details, but to some it appears to be suspicious. (20:10) La'el Collins tried to bribe a urine collector trying to avoid taking a drug test. He was suspended 5 games, it was talked down to 2 games, but Collins wanted to take this to arbitration and it was found out about the bribery. (28:15) Review: Nine Perfect Strangers. (31:50) The Chicago Cubs are ready to spend money. What? After trading their whole team away. After breaking the hearts of Cubs fans everywhere. After breaking the trust with Bryant and Rizzo. But Jed Hoyer says they are ready to spend. (38:58) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Remembering José Fernández five years later; Why MLB is testing new sticky baseballs in the minors isn't smart (9/24)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 49:20

    Today's word of the day is ‘Jose' as in it'll be five years since the tragic death of Jose Fernandez. I want to talk about this; about that day. (5:55) MLB will be experimenting with a new sticky ball in MiLB. How does this work? Why are they doing this in the minors? (16:55) Adam Schefter is investing in a gambling company and has partnered with Robert Kraft. This seems like a very real issue. Is it though? (26:45) Review: Prisoners of the Ghostland. (29:45) NPPOD. (33:35) Joe Maddon is not happy with the Los Angeles Angels. Another season of no Mike Trout in the postseason. Another season of no Shohei Ohtani in the postseason. (41:10) The Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks are bad. Very bad. Very, very, very bad. Both teams will bring back its manager. Why aren't changes being made? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Timberwolves chaotic workplace under Gersson Rosas; MLB v. MLBPA fight ramping up (9/23)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 48:24

    Today's word of the day is ‘chaos' as in out of control as in the Minnesota Timberwolves are in a bad place and only Alex Rodriguez can save them. Team president Gersson Rosas was fired 4 days before media day. Less than a month before the season starts. Why now? Work culture, ineptitude, office scandals… oh boy. (13:40) MLB and MLBPA are going to fight again. A lot sooner than everyone thought they would, especially me. How are grievances filed and why is this one a big one? (18:30) Minor League players for the Phillies and Mets wore wrist bands. Each wrist band had “fair ball” on them — what was this about? What did Dave Dombrowski have to say? (28:45) Review: Pig. (33:50) Golden State Warriors issues are mounting as the season approaches. Andrew Wiggins doesn't want to get vaccinate. Cool, his problem. Wait! Wiggins can't play if he's not vaccinated per San Francisco mandates. Uh oh. Owner Joe Jacob was fined $50K for his comments on Ben Simmons for tampering. Big money… not. (39:40) Kevin Kiermaier was plunked in the numbers after Card-Gate against the Blue Jays. (43:55) NPPOD: Texans/Panthers and Reds/Nationals.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Ben Simmons and 76ers headed for ugly divorce; What the Rays did to the Blue Jays was shameful! (9/22)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 47:33

    Today's word of the day is ‘nanananana' as in whining as in singing as in hey, hey goodbye as in Ben Simmons says he is DONE with Sixers and will not show up anymore. Ben Simmons who is owed around $140M over the next four years by Philadelphia. Ben Simmons hasn't one anything for or with the Sixers. What the heck in going on there? Just another day in the NBA. (16:30) NPPOD: The Rays and Blue Jays are not happy with each other. Postseason races are on. The AL East is a battle. Rays' Kevin Kiermaier grabbed Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk's cheat sheet after a play at the plate. The Blue Jays were furious. The Rays wouldn't give it back. What happened here? (32:10) Review: Trauma. (38:30) The San Diego Padres have done it. AJ Preller has done it. Another firing, another scapegoat. This time its the Farm Director who gets canned. The Padres fell apart. The Padres were never the Los Angeles Dodgers. Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis said sorry. But the season is over.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Why 500 women athletes are asking for the Supreme Court's help; Explaining UCLA v. Under Armour (9/21)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 48:21

    Today's word of the day is ‘Supreme Court' as in 6-3 conservative majority is dealing with overturning Roe v Wade. 500 athletes have gotten involved to fight against this. So what is happening here? What is happening in Mississippi? First Texas and its laws against abortion, and now Mississippi is coming after abortion. Let's present the facts here. (15:20) What happens when a company says they want out of its sponsorship deal with your team or school or athletes? Someone asked me about Under Armour and UCLA, and how this is handled. (28:10) Review: Kate. (31:40) Aaron Rodgers said it's time for the trolls to eat his shorts. The Packers bounced back with a big win over the Detroit Lions. Dan Campbell has had to settle for knee cap eating, but no wins so far. (36:10) NPPOD. (37:20) Salvador Perez is now the new HR king of catchers. 46 home runs. (41:20) Houston Texans head coach David Culley is in an awkward spot. Star QB is out facing allegations of sexual assault, back up is now out with a hamstring injury, what is the team going to do? Let's talk about the inexperience of answering questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Padres problems WAY BIGGER than Machado, Tatis argument; NFL taunting rules are all about money (9/20)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 48:32

    Today's word of the day is ‘boiling point' as in when it's almost time to make the pasta as in the point when s*** is about to hit the fan as in the San Diego Padres have crumbled. Fernando Tatis and Manny Machado got into a verbal altercation in the dugout that was caught on camera. Jayce Tingler was thrown out for arguing calls. The Padres are 3.5 game back in the Wild Card race. What happened to this team? We told you. (11:20) NFL taunting penalties have been the talk of the town. You get 15 yards for yelling! You get 15 yards for dancing! You get 15 yards for spinning the ball! Why did NFL owners okay this? Let me explain. (20:55) Review: Everybody's Talking About Jamie. (25:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what is going on with Cody Bellinger. 2 years ago Bellinger won the MVP, this season he's batting .159. Woof. (32:30) The New York Mets have a Noah Syndergaard issue going on. Thor has been out a long time now after getting TJ. He hasn't pitched this year. He's a free agent after this season. Uh oh. (39:00) Wait to see update: Syndergaard, Ohtani, MLB Managers. (45:00) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Mets owner Steve Cohen needs better sources and a new hobby; St. Louis v. NFL is a battle worth watching (9/17)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 48:16

    Today's word of the day is ‘deep throat' as in Watergate as in sources source sources as in on Thursday morning was a funny day. Mets owner Steve Cohen accused us of being a source in a story in the New York Post. LOL. We don't do sources. If we say it, we put our name on it. (7:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the lawsuit agains the NFL and Stan Kroenke a big deal. Could Roger Goodell be grilled by questions in open court? Let me explain. (17:15) Shohei Ohtani has arm soreness. Shohei Ohtani needs to stop pitching. Shohei Ohtani is an electric player, but he needs to be protected. (24:00) Review: The Voyeurs. (28:25) Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols all spoke on Capitol Hill about how disturbing the treatment was from the FBI. The FBI let these women down. The US Olympic Committee let these women down. These people should be in jail for how much they let these women down. (33:35) NPPOD (37:30) John Wall is still owed $91M over the next two seasons. The Houston Rockets are going to trade him. They said it, not me. Why do front offices always spin it like they're helping the player? (44:20) Feel good story time: Christian Yelich bought 10,000 tickets for fans to attend a Milwaukee Brewers game. There still are good people in sports and Yelich is one of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Should we honor the careers of MLB steroid users?; Why Yankees moved Torres to 2nd base now (9/15)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 48:16

    Today's word of the day is ‘technicality' as Ryan Braun and Manny Ramirez careers are up for debate. Braun announced his retirement from baseball. Steroid user. (14:20) Manny Ramirez is back in the news talking about the Hall of Fame. Steroid user. What is their legacy? What should the legacy be for people who cheated the game? (24:05) Review: No Man of God. (27:00) The New Orleans Saints have a slight outbreak. The coaches are positive, a player, but they made it known everyone was vaccinated. The Buffalo Bills are making fans prove vaccination. The NBA is making things very strict for non-vaccinated players. Testing regularly; negative on practice days; negative on travel days; two negative tests on Game Day. Woof. (30:40) Gavin Newsom recall vote in California. (33:10) NPPOD. (38:50) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why the New York Yankees would move Gleyber Torres to 2nd base this late in the season. Torres committed 18 errors at shortstop. How many times does this work? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Shohei or Vlad Jr?; Lamar Jackson needs an agent; Jeff Bezos vs Jay-z: Battle for the Denver Broncos (9/14)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 47:31

    Today's word of the day is ‘violation' as in athletes should not be representing themselves — if you're ever in trouble, call a lawyer — if you're buying a house, call a lawyer — if you're getting married, call a lawyer. Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson does not have an agent. Lamar Jackson does not have a new contract. (10:55) The Denver Broncos are the ugliest ownership drama in sports. Jeff Bezos and Jay-Z might be bidding against one another for the team. Bezos is going into football. If he wants an NFL team — he will get an NFL team. (23:10) Review: Cinderella. (28:35) Shohei Ohtani or Vlad Guerrero Jr: who win AL MVP? (34:45) NPPOD. (37:30) The NBA is doing everything that they can to get more money, get more views, get more everything. An in-season tournament and shortened season are on the docket. Is this the right move?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Aaron Rodgers CANNNOT tell us to relax!; Bauer season is over as he watches Scherzer steal the Dodgers show (9/13)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 48:17

    Today's word of the day is ‘badly' as in we played bad, you played bad, everyone is playing bad! As in the Green Bay Packers got smoked the New Orleans Saints and new starter Jameis Winston — So what happened? Matt LaFleur said the team was embarrassed — Aaron Rodgers said they all played bad. Uh oh. — A quick talk about the WFT sewage water disaster in Washington, that wasn't sewage water — back to the Packers. (9:30) Trevor Bauer's season is over. Trevor Bauer's postseason is over. Is Trevor Bauer's career over? (18:55) Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray got into a verbal altercation after Orioles manager Brandon Hyde was caught on camera cursing at him. This happens way more than you notice. What should be done? (27:20) Review: Epicenter (32:20) NPPOD - Lindor accuses Yankees, but doesn't accuse Yankees of stealing signs. (35:34) Urban Meyer is a nightmare for Jacksonville. A report came pregame that said Meyer has been a disaster for coaches and players. (39:20) Max Scherzer becomes Mr. 3K. 3,000 career strikeouts. He has been lights out for the Dodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Remembering 9-11-2001, 20 years later...; Red Sox player takes on MLB (9/10)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 47:34

    Today's word of the day is ‘9/11' as in remember September 11, 2001. It's been 20 years. We've told this story before, but it's good mentally to continue sharing these stories. Working in baseball during this time — let me explain how MLB acted when Commissioner Bud Selig heard the news. (23:10) Review: Untold - Crime and Penalties. (27:55) Red Sox player Hunter Renfroe went on a radio show yesterday and spoke out against MLB. He alleged that Major League Baseball told the Red Sox to stop testing for Covid. This during an outbreak where 9 players are on the Covid list. MLB denied this. The Boston Red Sox are pissed. What happens now? (35:30) Marcel Ozuna will be suspended. It's going to happen. He was facing felony charges for physically assaulting his wife. We all need to be better. (39:30) NPPOD. (45:40) NPDS Survivor Pool Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Derek Jeter's Hall of Fame day; FOOTBALL !!! Steelers vs TJ Watt; The Washington Football circus continues (9/9)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 48:00

    Today's word of the day is ‘Otesaga' as in the biggest place to be one day out of the year as in the hotel in Cooperstown, NY where all the baseball Hall of Fame players and people stay. Let's talk about the enshrinements yesterday and give some good HOF stories. (15:20) Review: Vacation Friends. (19:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Ben Roethlisberger speaking out demanding the Steelers pay TJ Watt. Watt is on the final year of his rookie deal, and he wants to get paid. (28:20) Tonya Snyder finally spoke. She is the new acting head of the Washington Football Team. Daniel Snyder is focusing on other things. (37:45) The NFL season kicks off tonight with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys. Tom Brady vs Dak Prescott. (45:20) NPPOD: Mets/Marlins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Jacob deGrom, Fernando Tatis Jr., and why MLB teams aren't honest about injuries (9/8)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 48:17

    Today's word of the day is ‘resolved itself' as in the injury has been fixed as in no surgery needed as in Mets prez Sandy Alderson said don't worry about Jacob deGrom's elbow because the UCL issue ‘resolved itself'. Interesting. Where was this news months ago? Let's talk about why organizations hide injury news so much. (12:15) Fernando Tatis Jr says he might get surgery, playing in the outfield is temporary, he'll return back to shortstop — he will get surgery. He has to. (19:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Houston Astros pitcher Jake Odorizzi sounding off about how Dusty Baker is using him. This person wanted to know how I would handle this. (28:45) Review: Worth. (35:20) There's a small town in Minnesota called Caledonia and there's a problem. Miken/Rawlings is moving its production of MLB helmets, bats, and other various baseball products out of Caledonia, and outsourcing it. This company is owned by the Seidler family… who own the San Diego Padres… and in part by Major League Baseball. (42:30) NPPOD. (43:40) Former NFL player Clinton Portis plead guilty to healthcare fraud. It was a giant scheme involving close to 20 people. Portis now faces 10 years in prison for his actions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Why hasn't NFL suspended Deshaun Watson?; Shelby Rogers, Sloane Stephens, and the BS online abuse they deal with (9/7)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 48:29

    Today's word of the day is ‘heart' as in deep in the heart of Texas as in the Houston Texans have named a starter as in Tyrod Taylor, not Deshaun Watson. What? How? Why? Let's talk about why the NFL has yet to put Deshaun Watson on the Commissioner's List and why Watson is on the roster, but not playing. (12:30) Shelby Rogers and Sloane Stephens opened up about the amount of online abuse and bullying they received after US Open losses. (25:20) Review: Joe Bell. (30:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why the Atlanta Braves signed Charlie Morton to a 1-year, $20M deal. Okay. (38:50) NPPOD: Gerrit Cole needs to be great for the Yankees. Happy New Year!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Happy Labor Day! Argentina-Brazil WC madness; San Francisco Giants employees vote to strike (9/6)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 48:22

    Today's word of the day is ‘stop' as in stop in the name of COVID. One of the craziest events in sports happened in Brazil. Federal police and health officials ran onto field and tried to arrest four players from Argentina over failed covid protocols. The players were supposed to be deported, weren't, tried to played, and madness ensued. (11:45) The San Francisco Giants are in trouble. Not on the field. On the field the team just took 2 of 3 from the Dodgers and are back in first. Off the field? Concession workers at Oracle Park have voted to strike. Uh oh. (26:20) Review: Stillwater. (33:10) A listener gave me a correction about making the World Series. (36:00) NPPOD. (40:10) Let's talk about motivation versus meddling versus fandom versus incompetence. Steve Cohen has been vocal on Twitter about his team, but when is it too much.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Samson Sit-Down: Rob Nelson | Founder of Big League Chew (9/4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 36:56

    You ever have some Big League Chew? The bubble gum choice of every baseball player ever? Well, Rob Nelson was the guy who invented the gum! He joins us for a Samson Sit-Down and talks Big League Chew origin stories, his one professional game, traveling the world, and more fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Carson Wentz, Darius Leonard and the Colts vaccine problem; Who is running the New York Mets? (9/3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 49:16

    Today's word of the day is ‘100 percent' as in completed as in done as in work is finished as in the vaccine. We know, we know. You're tired of hearing about the vaccine, but stick with us. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at 100% vaccinated. The Atlanta Falcons are at 100% vaccinated. What about the Indianapolis Colts? Let's just ask Carson Wentz and Darius Leonard. (14:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Seattle Mariners are doing the right thing. They asked if extending Dipoto and Servais was the right move. (26:35) Review: Anette. (31:00) The New York Mets put acting GM Zack Scott on administrative leave. President of baseball ops Sandy Alderson will take over as GM…. He's always been GM! (37:10) NPPOD. (42:10) More CBA rumors: Arbitration. Salary floor. Free agency.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    DEJA VU: Another Mets thing happened to the Mets this week! What will happen next? (9/2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 48:11

    Today's word of the day is ‘snoring' as in sleep as in passed out as in Mets acting GM Zack Scott was arrested for drunk driving after falling asleep at a red light. Just another awful situation for the Mets. The GM was fired for being a creep, the players were booed for giving thumbs down, the star studded rotation has all been hurt, and now this. Just more nonsense under Sandy Alderson and Steve Cohen's watch. (9:45) The Washington Nationals made it mandatory for staff to get vaccinated. Nats VP Bob Boone, father of Yankees manager Aaron Boone, has stepped down. Cool. (15:20) NBA teams are going to be in a bit of a situation in some major cities because of COVID restrictions. New York and San Francisco have rules in place that say anyone who enters the arena must be vaccinated. That means Knicks, Nets, and Warriors either have to be vaccinated or they can't enter the building. Whoa. (26:35) Review: Walk of Shame. (31:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about running a business and how I dealt with lower level employees. They asked if those employees were easily expendable. Interesting. (38:20) NPPOD. (39:20) Nick Castellanos had two home runs through 2 innings against the Cardinals yesterday. Unimportant. What was important was that the Cardinals had his bats checked. Why?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Javy Baez learns a lesson: Just win, baby!; Should the 76ers trade Ben Simmons? (9/1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 48:11

    Today's word of the day is ‘sorry' as in sorry for messing up as in we apologize for what we did as in Javy Baez and Francisco Lindor said sorry for the thumbs down fiasco. Why is this necessary? Stop tweeting and just win, baby! Mets fans booed Baez… he scores on a play to walk it off and the crowd goes crazy! That's it! (7:55) Al Leiter and John Smoltz won't get vaccinated so MLB Network is sending them home, but letting them work. Is this the right way to handle this? (14:00) Urban Meyer had a slip-up. He said not being vaccinated was part of his roster cut decisions. Uh oh. (22:20) Review: Fantastic Fungi. (24:50) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I would trade Ben Simmons no matter what. (31:40) NPPOD. (34:30) Wait to see update: Xander Bogaerts pulled from game over positive test. (39:20) Brad Hand was away on bereavement leave and when he came back the Toronto Blue Jays DFA'd him. The Blue Jays traded for him a month ago. No big deal. What the big deal is they did it on August 31! Meaning it would take 72 hours to clear waivers and he misses deadline to be signed and make a postseason roster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Should anyone trade for Deshaun Watson?; Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, and the Angels losing ways (8/31)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 47:39

    Today's word of the day is ‘high character' as in being a positive role model as in the best of the best as in the Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores says he's not interested in Deshaun Watson because he's not a good fit for the team. All reports say the Dolphins are in on a Watson trade, if possible. What's happening here? (13:15) The Los Angeles Angels are tragic. The team is wasting not one, but two, generation talents. Mike Trout is possibly done for the year. He hasn't played since May 17. He's played one postseason game in a year. Shohei Ohtani is one of the most unique players of all time. Ohtani has 42 HR and he's a top pitcher. What does it all mean if the team can't win? (23:10) Review: Val. (27:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me an interesting question about cutting a player. NFL did roster cuts on Monday and let me explain what these conversations are like. (37:55) NPPOD. (39:25) A ‘fake' online-only high school football team duped ESPN into getting a national television game against the best high school team in the country. How in the world did this happen? When you peel back some layers you can see how corrupt, how wrong, and how irresponsible the leader at Bishop Sycamore is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Javy Baez, Steve Cohen, and the embarrassing August for the New York Mets (8/30)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 47:32

    Today's word of the day is ‘boo' as in booing as in the NPDS sound of the day as in players getting booed, executives getting booed, ghost saying boo, all of the boos! Javy Baez said he's giving thumbs down to fans for booing. The Mets say this is unacceptable. Steve Cohen continues to tweet through it. The Mets are an embarrassment. (14:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if owners meetings ever talked about preventing teams from tanking. Is there anyway a team like the Baltimore Orioles can be stopped? (24:35) Review: Bob Ross - Happy Accidents, Betrayal, and Greed. (29:20) I had to drop my youngest child off at college. Let's get a touch personal for a second. (32:00) NPPOD. (34:10) The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros announced mandatory vaccines. Not for players or stadium workers. So who does it matter for? (40:20) Justin Verlander is going to need a new deal. Are the Houston Astros going to pay him? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Samson Sit-Down: Julius Erving (8/27)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 32:50

    Julius Erving joins Nothing Personal for a Samson Sit-Down. Dr. J talks Big 3, his time with the Philadelphia 76ers, his history in the ABA/NBA, differences between today's game and when he played, and who would be on his All-time Big 3 team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Samson Sit-Down: Gary Payton (8/27)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 33:25

    Gary Payton joins Nothing Personal for a Samson Sit-Down. Payton talks Big 3 playoffs, what got him into coaching, becoming the coach at Lincoln University, his time with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, and what it was like to win an NBA title with the Miami Heat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Trey Lance or Jimmy Garoppolo as Week 1 starter? The money says Jimmy G; Phillies blaming wrong people for losing (8/26)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 48:07

    Today's word of the day is ‘suspense' as in on the edge of your seat as in anticipation as in Kyle Shanahan has yet to name a starting QB for the San Francisco 49ers. It's either overpaid Jimmy Garolopolo or 3rd overall pick Trey Lance. Shanahan said sorry, but not sorry! He knows who the starter is, but won't be telling anyone soon. (10:45) The Philadelphia Phillies are in bad shape so Davilas Dombrowski did what he does best… fired people. Why were these moves made? Removing assistant general managers? Really? (27:00) Review: White Lotus. (29:55) The ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 have formed an alliance! A what?! The commissioners got together and said they would work with one another to try and block the SEC. But this is just a gentlemen's agreement because we all know how much those work! (36:00) NPPOD. (37:48) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Harry Kane/Tottenham transfer saga. Kane wants out of Tottenham, Spurs didn't want him to leave. Kane is not leaving. Now what? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Roger Goodell is WRONG for banning reporters from locker rooms; Nerlens Noel suing LeBron James' buddy Rich Paul (8/25)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 48:31

    Today's word of the day is ‘megalomaniac' as in the NFL as in new rules were released via a memo from the league that will prevent the media from entering the locker room. Team-affiliated media members are allowed in. All other media members, sorry. Why would Roger Goodell allow this? (12:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Nerlens Noel suing agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. Uh oh. Paul is the agent and best friend of LeBron James. Klutch runs the league. (28:20) Review: Malice at the Palace. (37:45) NPPOD. (40:50) The St. Louis Cardinals made some news yesterday. Ace Jack Flaherty left the game with injury and it looks like it's a shoulder problem. The team also signed Yadier Molina to another 1-year, $10M deal. A farewell tour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Season saved! San Diego Padres fire pitching coach!; Will MLB be getting a salary floor? (8/24)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 48:32

    Today's word of the day is ‘relieved' as in you're fired as in please hand in your clubhouse key and ID as fans must be relived because the season has been saved! What are we talking about? The San Diego Padres have fired pitching coach Larry Rothchild. Why? (12:25) More news has been filtering out about what really happened to Tyler Skaggs. The LA Times released unsealed documents about just how horrible former Angels employee Eric Kay acted in this case. Kay is alleged to have been getting drugs for at least five Angels players. What can MLB do now? (27:20) Review: Reminisce. (30:20) Steve Cohen responded to our story yesterday when we were critical of his tweets. HORSE HOCKEY! (32:55) NPPOD. (37:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the proposed MLB salary floor. Is this something that would be in the new CBA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    We're back! New York Mets falling apart, New York Yankees on fire! Explaining the Fanatics trading card takeover (8/23)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 49:29

    Today's word of the day is ‘together' as in it was the first time since March 16, 2020 that Coca and I were in the same room. Let's talk quickly about my trip to Iceland then we'll get to the goods. (3:00) We start things off with Steve Cohen and the New York Mets. The team can't hit. The team can't pitch. The team can't win. Steve Cohen's Twitter account has been critical. His locker room rah-rah speech didn't work. Now what? (14:10) The New York Yankees are on fire. The team is 16-3 since a black cat ran onto the field in their loss to the Baltimore Orioles. How did this happen? Luke Voit publicly came out and said he needs to play more than Anthony Rizzo, he deserves to play more than Anthony Rizzo… was this a mistake? (22:20) Review: Coda. (27:15) Fanatics has taken over the trading card business. Deals have been struck with NBA, NFL, and MLB. The fall of Topps and Panini was swift and painful for these companies. Why would leagues do this? (37:30) NPPOD. (40:05) Time to update our Trevor Bauer talking points. He released a statement. It's the first time he has spoken since this investigation started. The restraining order filed against him was denied. Does this mean he's in the clear? (46:45) Miguel Cabrera hit his 500th home run of his career on Sunday. He became the 28th player to ever do that. Let's end today by giving Miggy his flowers. Keep going.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Mailbag: Career advice - how to get hired, nepotism, retaining great employees (8/20)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 48:40

    Mailbag! It's a mailbag! It's time for some mail! Canceled internship, lost position — how to handle this situation and increase my chance to get hired?  How do you convince colleagues to support your management style? (10:40) Impact of nepotism and how it impacted me (19:30) Hiring and retaining great people (30:40) Powerful people surrounding themselves with weak people who won't threaten their power (40:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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