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Ralph Miranda, former Notre Dame linebacker and 25 year sports media veteran, is joined by Joseph Miranda as they bring you fun and compelling interviews and give their unfettered takes on the world of sports and more.

Ralph and Joseph Miranda


    • Sep 17, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 49m AVG DURATION
    • 92 EPISODES


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    CFB Week 2 – Status Quo with a Few Surprises (ep. 92)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 41:10

    Ralph and Nathan Miranda update the college football rankings (2:59) before recapping the Week 2 action (5:50), including Tennessee's loss to Pittsburgh (10:26), previewing the biggest games of Week 3 (23:42), and discussing Notre Dame's playoff chances (38:07).

    NFL Recap Week 1 (ep. 91)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 53:59

    Ralph, Joseph, and Nathan Miranda recap the biggest games, surprises, and takeaways from Week 1 of the NFL (1:37), review the best and worst divisions (46:45), and evaluate rookie quarterback performances (49:08).

    Rising Tide, Barking Dogs and Irish Eyes – College Football is Back! (ep. 90)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 50:02

    Ralph and Nathan Miranda review the biggest matchups from the first full week of college football, including Alabama vs. Miami (4:07), Georgia vs. Clemson (9:00), and Notre Dame vs. Florida State (16:55), before ending with FCS upsets (26:14), LSU's disappointing start (29:18), and a message to Tennessee fans (45:54).

    Fantasy Football Preview 2021 (ep. 89)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 32:24

    Ralph, Joseph, and Nathan Miranda discuss draft strategy and best value by position (1:38), top sleepers (23:51), overrated players (27:19), and whether or not you should draft rookies (30:24).

    NFL Preview 2021 (ep. 88)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 78:16

    Ralph, Joseph, and Nathan Miranda break down the AFC (4:30) and NFC (32:06) by division, pick their AFC (28:44) and NFC (1:10:35) playoff teams, and give their Super Bowl LVI predictions (1:15:48).

    MLB Stadiums: Part 2 – American League (ep. 87)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 43:09

    Ralph, Joseph, and Nathan Miranda share memories of and review MLB stadiums they've visited in the American League, including Fenway Park (8:01), the original Yankee Stadium (20:09), and the Houston Astrodome (38:19).

    2004, 2008 USA Olympian Anthony Famiglietti (ep. 86)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 48:39

    2x Team USA Olympic runner and contemporary artist Anthony Famiglietti joins Ralph and Joseph Miranda to give his initial impressions of Tokyo 2020 (2:32) and discuss his background in running (7:18), the steeplechase event (13:02), his Reckless Running brand (18:10), his artwork (22:24), and his experience at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympics (36:11) before answering a round of rapid-fire questions (43:21).

    2012 Irish Olympian Barry Murphy (ep. 85)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 46:37

    Former University of Tennessee swimmer, London 2012 Olympian, and Irish record holder Barry Murphy joins Ralph and Joseph Miranda to discuss his career as a 19x All-American at UT (2:40), learning what it takes to be a champion after failing to qualify for the 2008 Olympics (12:21), his Olympic experience in London 2012 (24:08), and the new challenges facing athletes in Tokyo 2020 (30:23) before ending with advice on how to handle adversity (37:44) and answering a round of rapid-fire questions (41:36).

    MLB Stadiums: Part 1 – National League (ep. 84)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 65:08

    Ralph, Joseph, and Nathan Miranda share memories of and review MLB stadiums they've visited in the National League, including Shea Stadium (2:54), Turner Field (22:23), Oracle Park (41:36), and Dodger Stadium (55:45).

    Doctoring the Ball, Pitcher Prowess, and Analytics carry the day (ep. 83)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 44:17

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda discuss MLB cracking down on foreign substance use (1:51), the role of analytics in baseball and its effect on pitching strategy (12:12), and metal vs. wooden bats (28:15) before touching on the NBA Playoffs (33:03), NHL Playoffs (36:48), golf's U.S. Open (38:44), and the Yankees (40:30).

    Carson-Newman OLB Coach Tony Ierulli (ep. 82)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 55:25

    Former Maryville College head football coach and current Carson-Newman University outside linebackers coach Tony Ierulli joins Ralph Miranda to discuss growing up playing sports (2:21), how he got into coaching (11:31), crossing paths with Terry Bowden and Jimbo Fisher (22:22), his time at Maryville College (26:39), how the game has evolved (33:40), and life after football (47:28).

    Alcoa HS Baseball Coach Steve Dunn (ep. 81)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 41:46

    Former Minnesota Twins first baseman and current Alcoa High School head baseball coach Steve Dunn joins Ralph Miranda to discuss the Tornadoes' 2021 season (2:58) and Covid-shortened 2020 season (9:21) before switching to professional baseball to discuss the evolution of the game (15:06), how good pitching has become (28:20), and old-school managers (33:25).

    No Press Zone, Arians flexes his Muscle and Blackout in the Big Apple (ep. 80)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 35:57

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda discuss the role of sports media amid Naomi Osaka withdrawing from the French Open (2:27) and Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians' comments regarding player absences from OTAs (8:11) before moving to baseball to dissect the Yankees' woes (16:06) and discuss premium positions (21:29).

    Two-Way Ohtani and Tebow Returns (ep. 79)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 40:08


    Joseph Miranda touches on some of the hottest topics from the world of sports, including Shohei Ohtani's breakout season (1:50), the Mets' Kevin Pillar taking a fastball to the face (15:57), Aaron Rodgers' rift with the Packers (28:22), and Tim Tebow returning to the NFL as a tight end with the Jaguars (32:31).


    Time Stands Still at the PGA Championship (ep. 78)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 35:20


    In this 2021 PGA Championship recap, Ralph Miranda reviews the course and conditions at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island (0:54), analyzes Phil Mickelson's historic win (9:02), and touches on the return to normalcy in the gallery (26:47) before previewing next month's U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.


    NFL Draft Day 2021 (ep. 77)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 48:34

    Ralph Miranda recaps some of the biggest pre-draft trades (1:06) before reviewing the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft (3:37), breaking down picks by position (28:09), and analyzing team draft strategies (37:52).

    Masters Sunday sets on The Rising Sun (ep. 76)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 44:08

    Ralph Miranda recaps Hideki Matsuyama’s historic Masters win (1:32), reviews the surprising number of big names that missed the cut (13:22), explains why it’s so hard to win the Masters (23:27), and talks favorite Masters moments (39:24).

    The Bucs Reload and Prescott Gets Paid (ep. 75)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 38:18

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda break down some of the biggest NFL free agency moves, including the Buccaneers’ push for a Super Bowl repeat (10:23), Dak Prescott’s new contract (20:00), J.J. Watt to the Cardinals (30:44), and much more.

    PGA Professional David Reed (ep. 74)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 50:17


    The Press Box Podcast welcomes David Reed, a PGA professional and golf instructor at Patriot Hills Golf Club in Jefferson City, TN, to discuss his background in the sport (1:37), his teaching philosophy (4:49), how to determine the best golf ball for you (15:17), the most common mistakes amateur golfers make (14:11), how to properly warm up before a round (27:40), and much more.


    Baseball Changes and the Future of Golf (ep. 73)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 58:10

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda discuss changes to the 2021 Major and Minor League Baseball seasons (1:34), Bryson DeChambeau and the future of golf (24:01), and recent NFL news (44:26).

    Hall of Famers and Questionable Contracts (ep. 72)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 62:50

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda address the latest on Tiger Woods (1:31) before delving into the NFL Hall of Fame (7:50), MLB Hall of Fame (30:32), and recent contracts for Fernando Tatís, Jr., (47:17) and Carson Wentz (53:16).

    Bucs win Super Bowl LV and Brady vs. Jordan (ep. 71)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 44:06

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap Super Bowl LV (1:38), debate whether Brady or Jordan is the greatest of all time (16:15), and preview next season’s Super Bowl odds (29:04).

    Super Bowl LV Preview – Chiefs vs. Buccaneers (ep. 70)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 55:27

    In their comprehensive Super Bowl LV preview, Ralph and Joseph Miranda break down the Chiefs vs. Buccaneers matchup (1:30), talk possible MVPs (27:28), give their game predictions (31:14), and discuss commercials (37:17), the halftime show (38:18), and broadcasters (39:19) before analyzing the recent Stafford-Goff trade and its impact on future QB deals (47:05).

    Conference Champions are crowned and NFL QBs are on the Move (ep. 69)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 50:03

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap the NFC (1:38) and AFC (17:29) Championship Game, breakdown the NFL’s recent head coaching hires (27:57), and preview off-season quarterback moves involving some high-profile veterans (34:49).

    A Sea of Crimson; And Then...there were Four (ep. 68)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 62:47

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda wrap up the college football season with their thoughts on Alabama’s National Championship win (1:04) before recapping the Saturday (9:10) and Sunday (24:55) games of the NFL Divisional Round and previewing the NFC (47:56) and AFC (54:30) Championship.

    A Wild NFL Weekend (ep. 67)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 67:27

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap the Saturday (1:14) and Sunday (25:34) games of NFL Super Wild Card Weekend, preview the AFC (43:06) and NFC (48:15) Divisional Round, discuss offseason quarterback moves (54:30), and breakdown the latest head coaching news (59:39).

    The Regular Season Ends and the Playoffs Begin (ep. 66)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 61:50

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap NFL week 17 and preview the playoffs (1:48), make their Super Bowl LV predictions (28:15), discuss possible head-coaching hires for the NFL’s six open positions (31:56), and recap college football’s playoff games (44:25) before previewing the national championship between Alabama and Ohio State (47:21).

    2020 Year in Review (ep. 65)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 45:19

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap and review the biggest stories from the year in sports, including the rise and fall of LSU (3:18), the biggest play of Super Bowl LIV (6:24), the COVID-19 shock in March (10:33), the ins and outs of the NBA bubble (15:13), MLB’s shortened season (20:08), the unconventional PGA Tour schedule (25:54), and the relatively smooth NFL (27:48) and college football (29:56) seasons, before ending with a 2021 preview (35:04).

    The Jets finally clear the Runway and Where's the Luck of the Irish? (ep. 64)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 53:30

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap NFL week 15 and update the playoff picture in the NFC (1:20) and AFC (11:24), discuss the impact of few or no fans (26:56), breakdown Notre Dame’s College Football Playoff berth (31:02), debate Ohio State’s legitimacy (38:04), preview the Notre Dame vs Alabama Rose Bowl (45:09), and finish with the controversial fates of undefeated Cincinnati and Coastal Carolina (47:16).

    Chiefs Go On the War Path and Fantasy Football Fizzles (ep. 63)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 49:19

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap NFL week 14 (1:31), update the AFC (17:19) and NFC (26:37) playoff picture, predict next year’s head coaching changes (37:25), and review their fantasy football seasons (42:14).

    Not So Stainless Steelers and.....Playoffs???? (ep. 62)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 58:19

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap NFL week 13 (1:22), breakdown the AFC (17:23) and NFC (22:34) playoff picture, discuss the Jets and next year’s draft order (35:38), revisit the college football rankings following Coastal Carolina’s big win over BYU (42:54), and debate Ohio State’s chances at a playoff spot (50:45).

    Down the Stretch they come! And the Chanticleers can stake their claim (ep. 61)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 52:11

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap NFL week 12 (1:41), discuss the league’s COVID-19 approach (21:36), analyze head coaching changes (28:30), and take a look at the college football standings ahead of Coastal Carolina’s big game against BYU (46:30).

    Funeral for a Dynasty and QB Closers?? (ep. 60)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 57:48


    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap week 11 of the NFL season (1:35), introduce a new closing QB concept (26:03), analyze Tom Brady and the Buccaneers (38:48), break down the wild NFC East (46:00), and discuss college football rankings (52:00).


    Brady Stumbles and the Irish Win (ep. 59)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 45:26

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap week 9 of the NFL season (1:28), preview the biggest games of week 10 (25:05), and give a quick fantasy football update (31:20) before ending with an analysis of Notre Dame’s big win over No. 1 Clemson (36:27).

    NFL Reaches the Halfway Pole (ep. 58)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2020 54:32

    At the halfway point of the NFL season, Ralph and Joseph Miranda discuss the COVID-19 impact (1:17), break down each division (2:49), give their Super Bowl (32:48) and MVP picks (34:08), and finish with a fantasy football update (39:04).

    The Best Sports Movies of All Time (ep. 57)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 60:10

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda discuss their 10 favorite sports movies, including THE NATURAL (8:51), ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD (19:53), and ROCKY IV (37:11).

    Coastal Carolina Football Assistant Josh Caraway (ep. 56)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 58:57

    Assistant football coach at Division 1 FBS Coastal Carolina University Josh Caraway joins Ralph and Joseph Miranda to discuss his role with the running backs and special teams (4:15), the Chanticleers big win over Kansas (13:47), challenges of playing and recruiting during the Covid-19 pandemic (16:33), and life away from the field (54:09).

    The Quarterback Carousel (ep. 55)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2020 51:48

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda debate the best quarterback draft strategy and how to develop a young quarterback (1:18) before analyzing the keys to building a winning NFL franchise (31:05) and hiring a successful head coach (43:33).

    The Hit Doctor Weighs In (ep. 54)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 41:09

    Former professional baseball player Stanton Cameron, aka The Hit Doctor, joins Ralph and Joseph Miranda to talk the Covid-19-shortened MLB season (2:56), playing without fans (19:15), and this year’s expanded playoffs (21:08) before giving his opinion on the World Series Champions Bracket (24:08) and how baseball has changed (30:28).

    Big Ten, Big Mistake (ep. 53)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 42:00

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda discuss their major fantasy football revelation (1:01), NFL Week 1 takeaways (10:45), the Big Ten’s revote to play an eight-game season (21:41), and fan attendance during the pandemic (29:02).

    NFL Preview 2020 (ep. 52)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 60:39

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda touch on the hottest topics of the upcoming NFL season, including no preseason games (2:42), Covid-19 (13:31), new playoff format (17:00), and fan attendance (24:09), before breaking down each division (28:44) and giving their Super Bowl LV predictions (50:42).

    Fantasy Football Frenzy (ep. 51)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 45:29

    In your guide to the 2020 fantasy football season, Ralph and Joseph Miranda breakdown the rankings by position (8:55), discuss their draft strategies (26:44), and highlight some potential sleeper picks to keep an eye on (33:21).

    Yellow Caution Flags Are Out (ep. 50)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2020 45:03

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda discuss the turmoil of the upcoming college football season (2:19), the first few weeks of the MLB season (20:25), and the current state of the PGA Tour (34:32).

    Future of Football (ep. 49)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2020 38:03

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda breakdown the return to sports, focusing on NCAA (1:30) and NFL football (18:50).

    Gentlemen, Restart Your Seasons (ep. 48)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 31:17

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda breakdown the return to sports, focusing on the NBA (2:31), MLB (12:27), and PGA Tour (25:22) restarting their seasons.

    Champions Bracket: Super Bowl – Finals (ep. 47)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2020 29:16

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda discuss some bracket feedback (1:06) before analyzing the final matchup between the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers and the 1989 San Francisco 49ers (13:05) to determine the greatest Super Bowl champion of all time.

    Champions Bracket: Super Bowl – Semifinals (ep. 46)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2020 26:01

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda analyze the Semifinal matchups and pick their AFC and NFC champions in the bracket to determine the greatest Super Bowl champion of all time.

    Champions Bracket: Super Bowl – Quarterfinals (ep. 45)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2020 42:10

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda analyze the Quarterfinal matchups and pick their winners in the bracket to determine the greatest Super Bowl champion of all time.

    Champions Bracket: Super Bowl – Round 1 (ep. 44)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2020 73:19

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda analyze the Round 1 matchups and pick their winners in the bracket to determine the greatest Super Bowl champion of all time.

    Champions Bracket: World Series 1970-2019 – Finals (ep. 43)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2020 42:26

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda discuss some bracket feedback (1:27) before analyzing the final matchup between the 1998 New York Yankees and the 1986 New York Mets (19:12) to determine the Greatest World Series Champion of the past 50 years.

    Champions Bracket: World Series 1970-2019 – Semifinals (ep. 42)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2020 42:24

    Ralph and Joseph Miranda analyze the Semifinal matchups and pick their American League and National League Champions in the bracket to determine the Greatest World Series Champion of the past 50 years.

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