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A fun, weekly-ish podcast, hosted by Jack Vita, that goes in-depth on sports, entertainment, reality TV, faith, and other various topics. But mainly sports.

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    MLB All-Star and World Series Runner-Up Mickey Morandini Talks 2021 ALCS and NLCS, 1993 Philadelphia Phillies World Series‘ Run, and 90s Baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 72:52

    Philadelphia Phillies fan favorite All-Star second baseman (and member of the 1993 Phillies' World Series team) Mickey Morandini visits the Jack Vita Show to break down the 2021 ALCS and NLCS, reflect on his All-Star career and talk about how the game of baseball has changed since the 1990s. Mickey and Jack talk 1998 Home Run chase, Cal Ripken Jr.'s streak, how the 1994 strike damaged the popularity of Major League Baseball (and may have killed the Montreal Expos), the designated hitter most likely coming to the National League in 2022, Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout game, the Hall of Fame cases of Curt Schilling, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire, the magic of the 1993 Phillies' season, MLB expansion and playoff expansion, and much more!

    The Bachelorette‘s Garrett Powell Tackles NFL Week 6 and College Football Week 7 (Recap): No. 2 Iowa Goes Down, Jack‘s Top 25, Underrated NFL QB‘s

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 127:17

    Back by popular demand, it's Bachelorette star, golf pro, Mississippi State alum, and friend of the Jack Vita Show, Garrett Powell! Garrett helps Jack recap the seventh week of college football action and NFL Week 6.   In this episode of the Jack Vita Show, Garrett and Jack get you caught up on the weekend's football scores, stories and news, in a week that saw yet another top 4 team fall, as the Iowa Hawkeyes lost to Purdue at home by a margin of 17! Garrett and Jack talk Tennessee fans rioting and Lane Kiffin getting hit by a golf ball by fan, Jack's disappointment in Oregon and Arizona State (and really the Pac-12 as a whole, for that matter), College Football playoff expansion, early Heisman race thoughts, the Steelers barely winning at home in overtime vs. a Seahawks team that's been decimated by injuries, underrated and underappreciated NFL quarterbacks finding success in 2021, Ben Roethlisberger's future with the Steelers, Jack's week 8 college football top 25 rankings, and much, much more! Check out Jack's updated top 25 rankings at jackvita.com!

    The Bachelorette‘s Garrett Powell Tackles NFL Week 6 and College Football Week 7 (Recap): No. 2 Iowa Goes Down, Jack‘s Top 25, Underrated NFL QB‘s

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 128:35

    Back by popular demand, it's former Bachelorette star and friend of the Jack Vita Show, Garrett Powell! Garrett helps Jack recap the seventh week of college football action and NFL Week 6.

    Orestes Destrade AND Albert Destrade Recap ALDS, NLDS, Preview ALCS, NLCS

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 106:13

    For the first time ever, Jack welcomes Orestes Destrade AND Albert Destrade BOTH to the show, to recap ALDS and NLDS, and preview the ALCS and NLCS! Orestes just completed his 12th season broadcasting Tampa Bay Rays' games on Bally Sports. Previously, he played 15 years of professional baseball and he worked at ESPN for five years as an analyst on Baseball Tonight, the Little League World Series and the World Baseball Classic. His nephew Albert played college baseball and finished third on the 23rd season of Survivor, Survivor: South Pacific. Jack, Orestes and Albert weigh in on the first leg of the MLB postseason, where the Rays came up short to the Boston Red Sox in four games, the Atlanta Braves took out the Milwaukee Brewers in four games, the Houston Astros rolled the Chicago White Sox in four games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants went the distance, with the Dodgers edging out their NL West foe late in Game 5. The trio shares their thoughts on the Division Series and AL and NL Wild Card games, the latest MLB news (including the Cardinals firing manager Mike Shildt), what changes they would make to MLB's current postseason format, replay review's place in the sport and many other entertaining detours along the way, including stories from Orestes' playing career. Later, they preview the upcoming ALCS and NLCS matchups between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros, and the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. What are the keys to victory in order for each to advance to the World Series, and who does each guy have facing off in the Fall Classic in ten days? Tune in to find out!

    NFL Week 5 + College Football Week 6 Recap: Bama Has Fallen! Rattler Benched, Russ Out 4-8 Weeks, Jack‘s Top 25 Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 124:53

    After two weeks off, Jack is back for another football episode of the Jack Vita Show! This week, he welcomes Fort Wayne NBC News anchor Jack Keenan to the show to recap everything from NFL Week 5 (0:00 - 51:25) and the sixth week of the college football season (51:25 - END), including: Russell Wilson having finger surgery and missing the next four to eight weeks, the Bears winning two straight with Justin Fields as their starting QB, Alabama falling to Texas A&M, Spencer Rattler hitting the bench vs. Texas and OU freshman Caleb Williams leading the Sooners to a Red Rivalry Showdown victory in Austin, Ohio State getting back on track(?), Jack's first ever top 25 rankings, darkhorse teams that could play spoiler down the stretch, and much, much more!

    2021 MLB Postseason Preview + MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year Picks (Feat. Brian Cohen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 99:58

    Brian Cohen, cohost of The Challenge RHAP-Up Podcast on the Rob Has a Podcast network joins Jack to share his MLB regular season award selections and preview the 2021 MLB playoffs. Jack and Brian set the stage for both wild card games (Yankees-Red Sox and Cardinals-Dodgers), as well as all of the 2021 Division Series' including Rays-Yankees/Rays-Red Sox, White Sox-Astros, Braves-Brewers, Giants-Dodgers/Giants-Cardinals. Who will win the 2021 World Series, and who do Jack and Brian have winning the AL and NL MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year awards? Tune in to find out!

    Mario Lanza Talks Magical Mariners‘ Season, Final Week of MLB Regular Season, Seattle Kraken, Future of Baseball, and Baseball Cards

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 133:36

    Mario Lanza, creator of The Funny 115 and host of the Survivor Historians Podcast and Staff Picks, makes his annual visit to the Jack Vita Show. He and Jack take a look at the MLB playoff picture with just six days remaining in the regular season. After a quick rundown of where teams stand, Mario shares his thoughts on what has been a magical season for his Seattle Mariners, who will likely win 90 games, and have a real shot at sliding into the AL Wild Card game. They also talk Shohei Ohtani, and how he has the ability to revolutionize American baseball, collecting baseball cards and other baseball collectibles, visiting MLB ballparks, MLB's attempt to grow the size of its female audience, the diversity and meritocracy of baseball, the escapism and unity sports like baseball provide to fans, the designated hitter inevitably coming to the National League, major stories and takeaways from the 2021 season, and the debut of Seattle's first hockey franchise, the Seattle Kraken.

    Survivor Legend and Baseball Wife Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick Talks Survivor and Philly Sports!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 79:19

    Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick is a Survivor great and a baseball wife. Her husband Kyle was a member of the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies, but Stephenie is a star in her own right: she starred as a Division I all-conference lacrosse player where she won a conference championship, and a few years later, she quickly became one of the most popular, famous Survivor cast members the CBS show has ever had. She made Survivor history on Survivor: Palau when her tribe lost every single immunity challenge, and she survived and outlasted her entire tribe to be a tribe of one! She later returned for Survivor: Guatemala where she lasted all 39 days and finished in second place, and returned a third time for Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.   We were very blessed to have Stephenie visit the Jack Vita Show for a longform conversation about her upbringing, her athletic career, her time on Survivor, the Phillies (as well as the rest of her favorite Philly sports teams), life as a baseball wife, and much, much more!   Find out how Stephenie got on Survivor, what drew her to the show, where her drive and strength comes from, her thoughts on her experiences on Palau, Guatemala and Heroes vs. Villains, what reality show she would have gone on had she not been on Survivor, and what her kids thought after watching her seasons of Survivor for the first time!  

    ”Are We Sure THEY‘RE Good?” AP Top 25, NFL Officiating Mess: NFL Week 2 + College Football Week 3 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 84:32

    Andrew Stem (@astem00 on Twitter) once again visits the show for a rundown of the weekend's football games, scores and news. Rookie quarterbacks seeing time and struggling was a common theme for Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season, as Zach Wilson threw four interceptions, and Justin Fields saw time in Andy Dalton's absence of the second of the Bears-Bengals game. Andrew and Jack discuss the pros and cons of trotting out rookie quarterbacks this early in the season, in the year 2021. Again, NFL officiating and league rules were a topic of conversation, as taunting penalties are here to stay. They also discuss the problems with the league's new crackdown on taunting. Together, they provide you all of the scores and news from Week 2 (0:00 - 31:05). Then, they tackle college football (31:05 - END), as many teams at the top have shown continued struggles and weaknesses through the first three weeks of the 2021 college football season. Jack and Andrew introduce a new segment called, "Are we sure they're good?". We ask this question about Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma, Iowa, Texas A&M, Notre Dame and many others. As always, Jack and Andrew provide a great depth of college football analysis, and later, Jack has an extremely bold Michigan football prediction.

    ESPN‘s Baseball Tonight‘s Orestes Destrade Talks AL, NL Playoff Race, MVP Race, Maturation of Bryce Harper

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 54:16

    Bally Sports' Tampa Bay Rays pregame and postgame analyst, former Marlins player, and former member of ESPN's Baseball Tonight team, Orestest Destrade returns to the Jack Vita Show for a quick rundown on the latest baseball news. The Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals have moved in to American League and National League wild card positions, respectively. Both teams are heating up at the right time. Orestes got a close look at the upstart Jays' team, when they took two of three from the Rays earlier this week. The Yankees and Red Sox have struggled lately, while the A's and Mariners have remained a few games back of the wild card game. How will it all shake out on the AL side over the final two weeks? Likewise, the Giants, Brewers and Braves remain atop the NL divisions. But will the Giants fend off the Dodgers and win their first NL West title since 2012? The Phillies are just 3 games back of the Braves in the NL East, 2.5 games back of the wild card. The Reds and Padres are just a game out, each. Orestes and Jack examine things on the NL side, and debate their AL and MVP selections. They also talk about the growth of Bryce Harper, who may be on track for his second NL MVP award.

    NFL Week 1 + College Football Week 2 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 94:51

    Jack welcomes Paul Oren back to the Jack Vita Show to recap Week 1 of NFL action and Week 2 of the college football season.

    College Football Week 1 Recap: ACC FLOPS, ND-FSU OT Thriller, Return of Fans, Week 1 Winners and Losers, Best and Worst from QB‘s, Big 12 Expansion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 74:35

    In the September 7th (2021) episode of the Jack Vita Show, Jack and Andrew Stem say "welcome back" to college football! Jack provides a rundown of the week's biggest games, scores and stories, and he and Andrew dive headfirst into college football to talk the ACC's embarrassing showing in week 1, Georgia-Clemson, Notre Dame-Florida State, Wisconsin-Penn State, the most impressive and disappointing performances from start quarterbacks in week 1, the impact and importance of fans packing stadiums (and a return to normalcy), Andrew's Michigan Wolverines, Jack's Northwestern Wildcats, the Big 12 potentially adding four teams to its conference (in the wake of Oklahoma and Texas' departure), a look ahead at week 2's games, and much, much more (8:35 - END)! First, Andrew and Jack catch you up on the latest from Major League Baseball (0:00 - 8:35). Follow Jack (@JackVitaShow) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and play in our College Football + NFL Pick'em Pool at jackvita.com and win prizes! Hurry! Pool closes Thursday, September 9! More info at jackvita.com.

    2021 NFL Preview: NFC East, NFC North, NFC South, NFC West

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 87:35

    Jack welcomes back CJ Revis for part two of our two-part 2021 NFL season preview, this time covering all things NFC, and revealing their Super Bowl and MVP picks. If you missed part one covering the entire AFC, check it out here. Together, CJ and Jack take a look at each NFC division and each NFC team's over/under win totals according to ESPN. CJ and Jack estimate how many wins each team will have this year.   Who do they have winning the NFC East, NFC North, NFC South, and NFC West? Which three teams will snag the NFC's wild card spots? Jack and CJ make the case for their playoff teams. CJ has a LOT of thoughts on the Chicago Bears as an organization and their latest quarterback controversy. They also break down the varying degrees of trade demands/drama from Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and DeShaun Watson, and how each of their teams will perform this season. Featuring in-depth analysis of all 16 NFC teams and all four NFC divisions.   NFC East (0:00 - 21:45) NFC North (21:45 - 52:40) NFC South (52:40 - 59:00) NFC West (59:00 - END)   Follow Jack (@JackVitaShow) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and play in our College Football + NFL Pick'em Pool at jackvita.com and win prizes! Hurry! Pool closes Thursday, September 9! More info at jackvita.com.

    2021 NFL Preview: AFC East, AFC North, AFC South, AFC West

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 90:30

    One week after releasing both parts of our two-part 2021 college football season preview, it's time to set the table for the coming NFL season! In part one of our two-part 2021 NFL season preview, CJ Revis, winner of our 2021 Jack Vita Show March Madness pool, joins Jack to preview the AFC side of the National Football League, in anticipation of the 2021 season. Together, they take a look at each AFC division and each AFC team's over/under win totals according to ESPN. CJ and Jack estimate how many wins each team will have this year. Who do they have winning the AFC East, AFC North, AFC South, and AFC West? Which three teams will slide into the AFC's wild card spots? Jack and CJ make the case for their teams. CJ is a diehard Bengals fan, and has a LOT of thoughts on the AFC North. What is his outlook for the Bengals, and why is he feeling so optimistic? Where does Jack think his Steelers will stand in 2021? Let's just say, Jack and CJ do NOT see eye to eye on the AFC North! Listen in as they talk all 16 AFC teams, and touch on a number of topics along the way!   AFC East (0:00 - 28:00) AFC North (28:00 - 52:25) AFC South (52:25 - 1:12:10) AFC West (1:12:10 - END)   Follow Jack (@JackVitaShow) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and play in our College Football + NFL Pick'em Pool at jackvita.com and win prizes! Hurry! Pool closes Thursday, September 9! More info at jackvita.com.

    Yankees Win 13 Straight, Mets Players Boo Back Mets Fans, NL MVP Race, Padres' Woes, College Football Week Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 57:14

    Jack welcomes back Jonathan "JJ" Jaggard to the show as JJ's Yankees are playing better baseball than anybody right now. Prior to Saturday's loss in Oakland, the Bronx Bombers had won 13 straight, and the Red Sox have jumped back in to the AL's second Wild Card spot, potentially laying the groundwork for a Red Sox-Yankees Wild Card game for the ages if the standings hold through September. JJ, a diehard Yankees fan, explains how the Yankees have been able to flip the switch in the second half and reemerge as one of the AL's best teams after a disappointing first half of the season. They also touch on the NL MVP race, the Padres' nosedive out of the NL Wild Card and the latest drama from the New York Mets. Unhappy with receiving boos from the fans, Javier Baez, Francisco Lindor and Kevin Pillar have taken to signaling "thumbs down" towards the fans as their new celebration, after receiving boos from the fans. It's their way of "doing the same" to the fans. Meanwhile, the Mets went 2-11 vs. the Giants and Dodgers over the past two weeks and now stand 7.5 games back of the Braves' division lead. Jack and JJ provide an update on the latest news from across the sport, as well as an update on the league's standings heading into the month of September. Later, they briefly recap Week Zero of college football action and look ahead to Week 1, coming later this week. Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show so that you don't miss any of our weekly football recaps this season, or our weekly baseball show running throughout the remainder of the season and the playoffs! Follow Jack (@JackVitaShow) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and play in our College Football + NFL Pick'em Pool at jackvita.com and win prizes! Hurry! Pool closes Thursday, September 9! More info at jackvita.com.

    2021 College Football Preview: Big Ten, SEC, and College Football Playoff Picks (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 53:59

    Just a few days out from the kickoff of the 2021 college football season, Andrew Stem joins Jack to preview for part two of our two-part college football season preview. In today's episode, Andrew and Jack put the Big Ten and the SEC under the microscope (0:00 - 34:25). As a Michigan alum, what are Andrew's thoughts on Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines heading into the season? What is Jack's outlook for his beloved Northwestern Wildcats? What challenges will the Ohio State Buckeyes need to overcome in order to return to the College Football Playoff for the third straight year? Which team has the best shot at taking down Ohio State and winning the Big Ten? Then, they talk SEC (34:25 - 43:40). Between Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M and LSU, which team do Andrew and Jack like the most to come out of the SEC? Will the SEC produce more than one team in this year's College Football Playoff? Later they share their College Football Playoff picks (43:40 - END). Who's in their four? Tune in to find out!

    2021 College Football Preview - Big 12, ACC, Pac-12, Group of 5, Independent Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 72:40

    College football season is coming soon! In part one (of two) of our 2021 College Football Preview, Andrew Stem and Jack Vita take a close look at the Big 12 (0:00 - 16:45), ACC (16:45 - 26:10), Pac-12 (26:10 - 40:25), and the best Group of 5 and independent teams (40:25 - END) in anticipation of the coming season. Oklahoma and Clemson are generating the most hype out of the teams in these conferences, but who are some potential sleepers to sneak in to the College Football Playoff? Could North Carolina or Miami steal an ACC title following the departures of Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne? Could this be the best Iowa State football team ever assembled, and could Brock Purdy and Breece Hall lead the Cyclones to a Big 12 Championship? Could the Pac-12 send a team to the College Football Playoff this year, and if so, which team would it be? Who will be the nation's best group of 5 and independent schools this season? Is there a path for a non-power 5 team to reach the playoff this season, or has that ship sailed? What should we expect from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish this year? Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show, and don't miss part two of our two-part College Football Preview, where we dive deep into the Big Ten and the SEC, as well as reveal our College Football Playoff picks! Vote for the Greatest Sports Movie of All-Time at jackvita.com, and on Jack's Facebook (facebook.com/jackvitashow), Twitter (@jackvitashow) and Instagram (@jackvitashow).

    NBA Player Alec Peters Talks "Valparaiso Beacons", European Basketball, Time in NBA, MLB, Cubs and Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 41:41

    Former NBA Phoenix Suns forward and current European basketball player Alec Peters visits the Jack Vita Show to discuss Valparaiso University's name change from the Crusaders to the "Beacons", his time playing at Valpo, his decision NOT to transfer from Valpo (find out which schools tried to pry him from Valpo!), his rookie season in the NBA (and career game where he went OFF for 36 points and 9 rebounds), differences between playing in Europe vs. America, the Chicago Cubs' rebuild, his outlook on the Bears entering the 2021 season, and the latest Major League Baseball news, including the slumping Padres and Phillies, the red-hot Braves and Yankees, Mets' owner Steve Cohen's questionable tweet, and much, much more! Log on to jackvita.com for more content, and follow Jack on Twitter and Instagram to vote in the Greatest Sports Movie of All-Time Bracket!

    NBA Player Alec Peters Talks "Valparaiso Beacons", European Basketball, Time in NBA, MLB, Cubs and Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 41:41

    https://jackvita.com - Former NBA Phoenix Suns forward and current European basketball player Alec Peters visits the Jack Vita Show to discuss Valparaiso University's name change from the Crusaders to the "Beacons", his time playing at Valpo, his decision NOT to transfer from Valpo (find out which schools tried to pry him from Valpo!), his rookie season in the NBA (and career game where he went OFF for 36 points and 9 rebounds), differences between playing in Europe vs. America, the Chicago Cubs' rebuild, his outlook on the Bears entering the 2021 season, and the latest Major League Baseball news, including the slumping Padres and Phillies, the red-hot Braves and Yankees, Mets' owner Steve Cohen's questionable tweet, and much, much more!

    "Field of Dreams" Game, Ideas For Future MLB Showcase Games, Braves On Fire, Justin Fields' Debut + More

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 100:25

    Jack welcomes back Joey Ricotta, host of the podcast Stuffing the Stat Sheet and blogger at On Tap Sports Net and Prime Time Sports Talk, back to the show. After Jack attended the Bears' first preseason game on Saturday, he and Joey share their takeaways from the Dolphins-Bears game, mostly concentrated on the play of young quarterbacks Tua Taglovailoa and Justin Fields.   Joey argues that Fields should be the Bears' week 1 starter; Jack disagrees (0:00 - 38:50). Later, they return to baseball talk, recapping the latest news and stories from the past week from around the league. The Field of Dreams game was a huge success; it was baseball's highest-rated regular season game in 16 years. Jack and Joey discuss the game itself, the appeal of it, and share ideas for future MLB showcase games that could reach out to more fans in the future. They also talk Tyler Gilbert's rookie debut no-hitter, the Braves' hot stretch that has them in first place, the Padres' recent struggles (and the return of Fernando Tatis Jr., now playing center field), as well as the American League and National League playoff landscapes. All this, and plenty more from the wide world of baseball! Vote for the Greatest Sports Movie of All-Time at jackvita.com, and on Jack's Facebook (facebook.com/jackvitashow), Twitter (@jackvitashow) and Instagram (@jackvitashow)

    8.9.21 NL East Race Heats Up: Phillies in First Place, Mets Slump, Braves Above .500; the Impact of Managers + More

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 100:38


    Jack Vita is joined by diehard Phillies fan Jake Paliga, who is riding high as the Phillies currently have an 8-game win-streak and counting. Jack and Jake provide an update on the Best Sports Movie of All-Time Bracket, then assess the infrastructure of the NL East after the Phillies swept the Mets over the weekend and moved into first place, and the Braves have finally gotten above .500 for the first time this season. How worried is Jack about the Braves surpassing the Phillies in the NL East? Jake and Jack discuss the impact managers have on teams (including Joe Girardi and Tony La Russa), the NL MVP race (and Bryce Harper and Freddie Freeman's place in the race), other division races (AL West, AL East, NL Central and NL West), the collapse of the Mets and Red Sox, the red hot Reds, and news from around the league.


    Survivor South Pacific's Albert Destrade Talks Sports Movie Bracket, MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers, Injuries, Labor Negotiations, NL MVP Race and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 56:51

    Former Survivor contestant and host of the podcast, It's Not Polite to Ask with Albert Destrade, Albert Destrade returns to the Jack Vita Show for his fourth time to talk sports movies and baseball. Albert and Jack discuss the latest surrounding the Cubs' rebuilding process, including some negative feelings from Anthony Rizzo and positive feelings from Kris Bryant, as well as the how the Cubs' made out on their trades. Albert's a diehard Atlanta Braves fan; he and Jack get to talking about the Braves' flurry of moves prior to last week's deadline, with the team now just 2.5 games out of first place in the NL East. Can the Braves heat up at the right time and steal their fourth-straight division title? They also take a look at the AL East, after the Rays swept the Red Sox over the weekend, who have now lost five straight. Which club, aside from the Rays would Albert and Jack buy stock in? Later, they talk NL MVP race, the sport's biggest stars getting injured, and what this winter's labor talks might entail. Should MLB expand the postseason field, or keep it as is, and how does that topic connect to last week's exciting trade deadline? All this, and plenty more!

    2021 MLB Trade Deadline Recap: Cubs Sell Everything, Dodgers-Nationals Super-Trade, NL West Arms Race

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 80:05

    Jack welcomes Ryan Pacatte to the show for a full recap of the 2021 MLB trade deadline. Sit back, relax, and let Jack and Ryan catch you up on every trade that happened this week, just before the deadline, including a full rundown of what may have been the most action-packed and exciting trade deadline of all-time. Find out how each of these trades impact the MLB playoff picture. Jack shares his thoughts on the Cubs' fire sale - what exactly is going on in Wrigleyville? *No tears were shed in the making of this podcast!

    Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC: How it Will Impact College Football, College Sports as a Whole

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 58:48

    A bombshell of a college football story dropped over the past few days. Oklahoma and Texas will be leaving the Big 12 and joining the SEC. Jack and Andrew Stem discuss what it means for both programs, schools, conferences, and college sports as a whole.

    MLB Ballparks Ranked, Cleveland Guardians, Cubs' Rebuild, MLB Trade Market, Pinpointing Trade Deadline Buyers and Sellers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 84:18

    Jack Vita and Andrew Stem are reunited once again upon Jack's return from his weekend ballpark road trip, where he went to three baseball games in three days. Jack shares his thoughts on the new MLB ballparks he visited (Cleveland and Cincinnati) and ranks the 11 ballparks he's been to (0:00 - 26:45). He also collected a good amount of feedback on the Cleveland Indians' new team name, the "Guardians" from Cleveland fans while he was at Sunday's Indians game; he reveals what the fans had to say (26:45 - 36:20). Last week, Jack wrote a piece on jackvita.com where he chronicled the Cubs' fall from grace, why the team is gearing up for a rebuild, and why the Cubs' owner Tom Ricketts isn't the one to blame for the club's shortcomings. Jack and Andrew discuss the piece, and what they think the Cubs will do this week with the approaching trade deadline (36:20 - 59:10). Then, they recap the most recent trades from the weekend and take a look at the league's standings, as well as assess which teams will be looking to add, and which teams will be looking to subtract over the next few days (59:10 - END). This is part one of a two-part podcast episode with Andrew. Part two, where Jack and Andrew talk Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC and what it means for college sports, will be available for listening soon. Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show, so you don't miss it.

    NBA Finals, MLB trade deadline approaching, Bucks, Brewers, Cubs; Sports Movie Bracket Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 101:02


    Jack welcomes back Paul Oren (@nwioren on Twitter) from the Northwest Indiana Times to the show to talk NBA Finals (0:00 - 18:15), MLB (18:15 - 37:45) and the Jack Vita Show "Best Sports Movie of All-Time" bracket (37:45 - END). Paul grew up in Milwaukee and is a lifelong Bucks fan. He weighs in on the NBA Finals, following the Bucks' epic game 5 win. Jack shares why the Phoenix Suns peaked his interest in the NBA Finals, as game 5 was the first NBA game he had watched of the 2021 season, and discusses what he believes would be an incredible story of Monty Williams and Chris Paul winning an NBA title. Then, Jack and Paul break down the latest from the world of Major League Baseball, as Paul's Brewers have a commanding 7-game lead in the NL Central and the Cubs have started selling, trading Joc Pederson to the Braves for a first base prospect by the name of Bryce Ball Thursday night. Paul and Jack assess the status of the National League at the midway point, and look ahead to the second half, pinpointing the league's true contenders and trade deadline sellers. Who will come out of the NL East? Jack and Paul feel that the Phillies have a very strong chance of doing so. Finally, Paul and Jack kick off the "Best Sports Movie of All-Time Bracket", running on jackvita.com and on Jack's social media handles (Facebook.com/jackvitashow, @jackvitashow on Twitter and Instagram), featuring 128 sports movies that our audience has a chance to vote on over the coming weeks. Paul and Jack preview the first round of matchups, and share some of their picks and favorite sports films, including movie recommendations for listeners that haven't seen all 128 films. Bracket begins Monday, July 17th! Don't forget to vote daily and share the bracket with your friends! Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show wherever podcasts are found, and log onto jackvita.com and join our email list, so you don't miss out on a minute of bracket action! 


    MLB All-Star Break: ASG, HR Derby, Midseason Awards + More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 97:57

    Midway through the 2021 MLB season, Anthony Franze visits the Jack Vita Show for a midseason check-up. Jack and Anthony share their midseason picks for AL and NL Cy Young, Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year and MVP. They also run through the MLB All-Star rosters and share their selections for the All-Star Game. Later, they preview the Home Run Derby, revisit Jack's "5 Bold Predictions for the 2021 MLB Season" and talk about the season's biggest surprises and disappointments, with a look at where teams sit in the standings at the season's halfway point.

    NC State Eliminated by COVID, College World Series Championship Preview, MLB "Sticky Stuff", NBA and NHL Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 62:44

    Jack welcomes back Andrew Stem, who is a reporter at the Omaha World-Herald and has been at the College World Series all week. Andrew helps break down the shocking news that eliminated the North Carolina State Wolfpack from the College World Series, declaring Saturday's game a non-contest, and advancing the Vanderbilt Commodores to their second-straight  national championship. Andrew and Jack share their opinions on the whole ordeal (0:00 - 30:35). Then, they preview the College World Series championship and share some thoughts on the 2021 College World Series up to this point (30:35 - 44:15). Later, they talk about the other sports they're watching, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs and NBA playoffs; Jack shares why he hasn't been able to get into the NBA postseason (44:15 - 52:35). Finally, Jack and Andrew run through the latest Major League Baseball news, including MLB All-Star finalists, Home Run Derby candidates, Mike Soroka retearing his Achilles, and MLB's "sticky situation" (52:35 - END).

    The Bachelorette's Garrett Powell Talks Golf, US Open, MLB, Faith and 'The Bachelor' Franchise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 116:56

    Former Bachelorette contestant and golf pro Garrett Powell visits the Jack Vita Show to recap the US Open and the latest from the worlds of golf and baseball. Including: Jon Rahm's first major win, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler missing the US Open, the Brooks Koepka-Bryson DeChambeau rivalry, MLB's new plan to crack down on pitchers using banned substances on baseballs, the College World Series, the weekend's baseball scores, stories and more. Later, he answers some questions from the listeners about life, his Christian faith, and his time on 'The Bachelor' franchise.

    The Challenge's Dario Medrano Talks Baseball, College Football Playoff Expansion, and Reality TV

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 73:54

    Dario Medrano, formerly a contestant on MTV's The Challenge and Are You The One? and a former Division I college baseball player, visits the Jack Vita Show to talk college baseball, MLB news, pitchers using foreign substances for spin rate and MLB's attempt to crack down on it, the College Football Playoff's proposed expansion and its implications, and Dario's time on The Challenge. Dario and Jack take a look at the weekend's scores and standings and discuss where each team stands in the middle of June. Headlines: The Cubs SWEEP the Cardinals at Wrigley, White Sox and Rays sweep their weekend series' and now face off in a battle of the AL's best, the Yankees and Braves continue to struggle, and three surprise teams that are making Jack rethink his MLB preseason predictions. Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show (visit jackvita.com) wherever podcasts are found, and don't miss our upcoming episode with Garrett Powell, golf pro and former Bachelorette contestant, next week, talking US Open and MLB!

    The Challenge's Dario Medrano Talks Baseball, College Football Playoff Expansion, and Reality TV

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 73:57

    Dario Medrano, formerly a contestant on MTV's The Challenge and Are You The One? and a former Division I college baseball player, visits the Jack Vita Show to talk college baseball, MLB news, pitchers using foreign substances for spin rate and MLB's attempt to crack down on it, the College Football Playoff's proposed expansion and its implications, and Dario's time on The Challenge. Dario and Jack take a look at the weekend's scores and standings and discuss where each team stands in the middle of June. Headlines: The Cubs SWEEP the Cardinals at Wrigley, White Sox and Rays sweep their weekend series' and now face off in a battle of the AL's best, the Yankees and Braves continue to struggle, and three surprise teams that are making Jack rethink his MLB preseason predictions. Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show (visit jackvita.com) wherever podcasts are found, and don't miss our upcoming episode with Garrett Powell, golf pro and former Bachelorette contestant, next week, talking US Open and MLB!

    Rays' Broadcaster Orestes Destrade on ESPN's 'Baseball Tonight', MLB's Foreign Substance Crackdown, Rays and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 82:15


    Former MLB player and current Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster Orestes Destrade visits the Jack Vita Show. Orestes is in his 11th year with the Rays. Prior to joining the organization, he played four seasons in the bigs, along with several years playing professionally in Japan, where he won three straight home run titles. After his playing career ended, Orestes moved into the broadcasting booth, and worked at ESPN for five years, where he starred on 'Baseball Tonight' and called the Little League World Series and the World Baseball Classic. Jack talks with Orestes about his playing and broadcasting career and what it was like leaving Cuba to come to the United States (0:00 - 33:20), MLB's crackdown on pitchers using foreign substances to increase their spin rate, the impact it will have on the league, and how teams use analytics to manipulate arbitration numbers (33:20 - 50:40), Tony La Russa surpassing John McGraw as MLB's second winningest manager, the legacy of TLR and why he is a worthy candidate for 2021 AL Manager of the Year (50:40 - 1:06:20), the Rays' current hot stretch and the Blake Snell trade (1:06:20 - END). Orestes explains that Blake Snell was already going to be traded, prior to what happened in the World Series. Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show (visit jackvita.com) wherever podcasts are found, and don't miss our upcoming episode with Dario Medrano (from MTV's Are You The One? and The Challenge)!


    Valparaiso University Needs a New Mascot!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 75:49

    With Valparaiso University ditching the "Crusaders" team name and mascot, Jack is joined LIVE by Valparaiso alumni Andrew Stem and Parker Gatewood for a brainstorming session, hoping to help Valpo find a new team and mascot! Tweet Jack (@JackVitaShow), vote in his Twitter poll and let us know what Valpo's new team name should be!

    Outkick's Gary Sheffield Jr. on Tony La Russa/White Sox, Lefty's PGA Championship Win, Pujols, and the Latest MLB News

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 103:11


    Jack is pleased to welcome rising sports media star and writer at Outkick.com, Gary Sheffield Jr., to the podcast, to help recap the weekend that was in the world of sports. Phil Mickelson has shocked the world and won the PGA Championship at the age of 50 (0:00 - 12:20); Gary and Jack share their thoughts. Then, they make way for a lengthy discussion centered around the Chicago White Sox and manager Tony La Russa, who received a lot of criticism over the last week following some comments he made after Yermin Mercedes swung through a take sign on a 3-0 count in the 9th inning of a blowout of the Twins. Jack feels that some of the media's coverage of the incident (and the ensuing takes that came shortly after) were overblown, and that the Sox are in a great spot. What does Gary think (12:20 - 40:35)? Up next, we had two no-hitters thrown last week, on back-to-back nights. What gives with all the no-no's, and how does the league's surplus of no-hitters reflect upon the state of the game of baseball (40:35 - 52:40)? The Tampa Bay Rays made a surprising deal on Friday, shipping shortstop Willy Adames to the Milwaukee Brewers; will we see baseball's no. 1 prospect Wander Franco at the major league level soon, as the Rays stretch their win-streak to 10 (52:40 - 57:55)? Then, Gary and Jack run through the weekend's scores from across the league, and recap some stories you may have missed, including Pujols' first week with the Dodgers, Scott Kazmir's first MLB appearance since 2016, Shohei Ohtani losing velocity on his fastball, and Christian Yelich's return to the Brewers' lineup. Along the way, they also chat about potential trade deadline buyers and sellers, the Mets' recent slide, the Braves' potential to turn the corner, and much, much more! Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show, log on to jackvita.com, and don't miss any of our upcoming content! Also check Gary's work at Outkick.com.


    The Bachelorette's Jordan Kimball on Bachelor in Paradise, Chris Harrison, Reality TV, Sports and Faith

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 75:49


    Jordan Kimball, star of 'The Bachelorette' and 'Bachelor in Paradise' visits the Jack Vita Show for an unforgettable interview. Jordan tells the story of how he was cast on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette (season 14), how he was depicted as the season's villain, how he was supposed to be cast on the most recent season of MTV's The Challenge, 'The Challenge: Double Agents', how he became the Mayor of Paradise on 'Bachelor in Paradise', how Jordan's fight with Christian went down on Paradise, the truth behind Bachelor in Paradise (is it actually a fun experience?), reality TV fights, the future of reality TV and the Bachelor franchise and why Jordan supports Chris Harrison and doesn't watch The Bachelor franchise anymore. Jordan also weighs in on the latest pertaining to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, and early NFL season thoughts, as well his concerns with MLB service time manipulations. Later, he shares his thoughts on his latest trip to the city of Chicago, Chicago pizza, and what role his Christian faith plays in his life. Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show (visit jackvita.com) wherever podcasts are found, and don't miss our upcoming episode with Gary Sheffield Jr.!


    5.16.21 Dodgers Sign Pujols, Kelenic Called Up, MLB Renews with ESPN, MLB Scores and News!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 57:32

    Back from Texas, Jack has a lot to recap and share his thoughts on from the world of Major League Baseball! After being released by the Angels, Albert Pujols signed with the Dodgers. Jack shares why he believes Pujols' retirement tour should be receiving the same attention that Derek Jeter's did. He also catches you up on the latest news from the past week, including Corey Seager hitting the DL, Huascar Ynoa establishing himself as an Ohtani-like pitcher that can rake, Jarred Kelenic making his MLB debut, which teams are currently playing the best baseball, Major League Baseball's new contract with ESPN, and much, much more!

    Bachelorette Contestant Garrett Powell on NFL Draft, Atlanta Braves, MLB, Faith and His Time on Reality TV

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 113:42

    Jack welcomes a very special guest to the show; it's golf pro Garrett Powell, contestant and fifth-place finisher on season 15 of The Bachelorette (Hannah Brown's season)! Garrett not only collected roses on national television, but he's also a huge sports fan! Garrett weighs in on day 1 of the NFL Draft (00:00 - 27:05). He and Jack attempt to project how each of the five quarterbacks selected in round one of the Draft will perform at the professional level. A Birmingham, Alabama resident, Garrett is a BIG Atlanta Braves fan! He shares his thoughts on the Braves' slow start to the season, Madison Bumgarner's 7-inning no-hitter, Dansby Swanson burning sage at Truist Park in hopes of igniting a hot streak, Bryce Harper getting drilled in the face and Anthony Rizzo striking out Freddie Freeman, as Jack provides a recap of the latest news from around Major League Baseball (27:05 - 1:02:00). Later on, Garrett opens up about his experience on The Bachelorette, and shines some light on some things that viewers probably aren't aware of, regarding the true reality of reality television and The Bachelor franchise (1:02:00 - 1:29:00). He shares his casting story and opens up about how going on television sunk him in to a season of deep depression. Yet through it all, he shares how hitting his lowest point brought him to the greatest joy he's ever known: his relationship with Jesus Christ (1:29:00 - END). Garrett also answers questions from the listeners regarding his season, a behind-the-scenes look at The Bachelor franchise, and of course, controversial figure (who is now Garrett's good friend), Luke P! Come for the Draft, stay for the roses!

    MLB 4.18.21 Pinpointing the Source of the Yankees' Struggles with Brian Cohen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 84:39

    Brian Cohen, cohost of The Challenge RHAP-Up podcast on the Rob Has a Podcast network, visits the Jack Vita Show for a lively conversation centered around the past week in baseball action. Brian is a diehard Yankees fan that is very frustrated with his team. The Yankees (5-10) own the worst record in the American League, after the Rays swept them in New York over the weekend. Brian provides his assessment of the Yankees, the Rays, and the AL East to open the season (0:00 - 26:45). What needs to happen for the Yankees to turn the corner, and look like the team they've been over the last four years? Is the seat warming for Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman? Were the Rays, who have started the season 5-1 vs. the Bronx Bombers, slept on entering the 2021 season? Brian and Jack discuss the league's most exciting players, including Ronald Acuna Jr., Mookie Betts, Juan Soto and Shohei Ohtani. Is the term "two-way player" the proper distinction to define Ohtani? (26:45 - 35:00). Brian and Jack discuss the first meeting between the Dodgers and Padres of 2021, the beginning of what hopes to be baseball's next great rivalry (35:00 - 37:15), the Atlanta Braves' early struggles (37:15 - 40:55), Cubs entering a rebuild? (40:55 - 45:25), the Mets' first place start and assessing the NL East (45:25 - 49:05), a look around the whole league and which divisions will likely look the most different at the end of the season from the way they do now, including Royals, Angels, Mariners and Red Sox, and a scoreboard update and weekend recap (49:05 - 1:00:45). Jack and Brian discuss 7-inning doubleheaders, the designated hitter, the Atlantic League's trial run of a further-back pitcher's mound and loss of the designated hitter spot when a starting pitcher is pulled (1:00:45 - 1:08:45). Brian and Jack each share one bold take/prediction accumulated from the first two and a half weeks of the regular season (1:08:45 - 1:11:55). Finally, Jack and Brian finish off with some thoughts on The Challenge: Double Agents upcoming finale, and the start of The Challenge: All-Stars on Paramount Plus (1:11:55 - END). Get a free one-week trial of Paramount Plus at jackvita.com/paramount.

    4.11.21 Matsuyama Wins the Masters, MLB Moves the All-Star Game, and the Biggest Surprises and Stories from the First Week of MLB

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 47:55

    Jack is back for a one-man episode, recapping the latest from the world of sports, including: Hideki Matsuyama wins the Masters, Major League Baseball moves its All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver (don't worry - Jack remains apolitical), the New York Yankees' struggles in Tampa Bay over the weekend (is there cause for concern with the Bronx Bombers?), Joe Musgrove throws the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres' organization history, the Chicago Cubs' struggle to score runs, the Colorado Rockies' young pitchers impress, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Cincinnati Reds surprise many with their hot starts, and much, much more.

    The One Where Jack Eats Cat Food; Baylor-Gonzaga, Coaching Changes, National Championship + March Madness Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 73:54

    The NCAA Tournament is over, and Jack is back on a livestream with Andrew Stem, once again, to break it all down. How did Baylor win it all this year? What happened to Gonzaga? Was Gonzaga overrated? Did UCLA beat Gonzaga for Baylor (0:00 - 30:25)? We also provide the latest updates on the NCAA men's basketball coaching carousel, with Roy Williams retiring, Hubert Davis taking over North Carolina, Chris Beard moving to Austin to coach the Texas Longhorns, and Porter Moser surprisingly jumping from Loyola Chicago to Oklahoma University (30:25 - 40:00). Later, they reflect on the 2021 NCAA Tournament, the 2020-21 college basketball season, One Shining Moment and what made this season unique, special and memorable (40:25 -1:03:10). Finally, Jack's cousin Zoe Jeffery joins Jack and Andrew as Jack makes good on his promise to eat cat food, thanks to Oral Roberts' upset over Ohio State (1:03:10 - END)! Catch the on-demand video feed of the podcast on jackvita.com, or on Jack's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. Follow along on social media and subscribe to the podcast, so you don't miss out on any of our future live shows and podcast episodes!

    Easter Bonus Episode: The Greatest Comebacks in Sports, and Why Jesus' Comeback Was Even Greater Than All of Them

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 76:04

    In the spirit of Holy Week and Jesus coming back to life, Jack welcomes Seth Foor of 'The Traveling Team' to discuss the greatest sports comebacks of the last 20(ish) years. Before running through Seth's top 10 list (15:00 - 44:25), Jack reveals the listeners' favorite sports comebacks, submitted to him on Twitter (0:00 - 15:00). Later, Jack and Seth discuss why Jesus coming back to life and conquering the grave was even greater and more impactful than our favorite sports moments (44:25 - END). They also discuss the importance of Holy Week, Good Friday, Easter and how Jesus has given their lives hope and a purpose.

    Elite Eight Rundown, Final Four Preview and NCAA Coaching Carousel with Andrew Stem

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 64:16

    All the way through the Elite Eight, only four teams remain in the NCAA Tournament! Jack once again teams up with Andrew Stem (sports reporter at the Omaha World-Herald) to recap the Elite Eight (Houston Cougars-Oregon State Beavers, Baylor Bears-Arkansas Razorbacks, Gonzaga Bulldogs-USC Trojans, Michigan Wolverines-UCLA Bruins), discuss head coaching changes (Mike Woodson taking over the Indiana Hoosiers, Shaka Smart moving to Milwaukee to coach the Marquette Golden Eagles, and the Texas Longhorns' coaching search), and preview Saturday's Final Four matchups (Gonzaga Bulldogs-UCLA Bruins, Baylor Bears-Houston Cougars).   Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show (visit jackvita.com) wherever podcasts are found, and don't miss our upcoming National Championship episode coming next Tuesday!

    2021 MLB Preview Series FINALE - AL Central + World Series/Awards Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 103:40

    In the grand finale of the Jack Vita Show's 2021 MLB Preview Series, Jake Paliga and Jack cover their final division: the American League Central. How will the Central stack up comparatively this season? Can the Tigers and Royals take a step in the right direction towards competition? Without Lindor, will the Indians remain a player for the division title, or will the Royals or Tigers surpass them this summer? Twins or White Sox - who takes the division crown? After thoroughly discussing the Detroit Tigers (0:00 - 28:40), Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians (28:40 - 48:20), Minnesota Twins (48:20 - 56:40) and Chicago White Sox (56:40 - 1:13:55), Jake and Jack reveal their postseason picks and World Series predictions (1:13:55 - 1:27:05), as well as their MLB awards selections (1:27:05 - END). Featuring voicemail messages from Mike Matthews, Kevin Weed, Matt Yerkovich and Justin Gustafson! Of course, this full episode is complete with in-depth analysis, over/under picks, win total projections, and much more! Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show, log on to jackvita.com for plenty more baseball content throughout the season!

    Valparaiso MBB Coach Luke Gore Recaps Sweet 16, Previews Elite Eight, Talks NCAA Transfers, White Sox, Faith, Jesus and Holy Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 86:55

    Two days after seeing conference foe Loyola-Chicago get bounced from the Tournament, Valparaiso men's basketball associate head coach Luke Gore joins Jack to recap the weekend's games, including UCLA-Alabama, Michigan-Florida State, USC-Oregon, Gonzaga-Creighton, Baylor-Villanova, Arkansas-Oral Roberts, Oregon State-Loyola, and Houston-Syracuse. Later, they preview the Elite Eight matchups (Gonzaga-USC, Michigan-UCLA, Baylor-Arkansas, Oregon State-Houston), and discuss 2021 White Sox baseball, players transferring out of Valpo (and other places too), as well as the importance of Good Friday, Easter, Jesus and Holy Week (also featuring lessons God has been teaching the both of them recently).

    2021 MLB Preview Series - NL East with Albert Destrade and Jordan Morandini

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 97:57

    In the fourth edition of the 2021 MLB Preview Series, Jack is joined by Survivor: South Pacific second runner-up Albert Destrade (@ZeroVotes) and Jordan Morandini to preview what looks to be the league's most competitive division, the NL East. Including comprehensive previews of the Marlins, Phillies, Nationals, Mets and Braves, as well as voicemail messages from Mike Picardi, Craig Bertagni, Matt Cardone and William Regert! Of course, this full episode is complete with in-depth analysis, over/under picks, win total projections, and plenty more! Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show, and don't miss the rest of our division previews!

    Big Ten Disappoints, Pac-12 Impresses, Oral Roberts Stuns; Round of 32 Recap with Paul Oren

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 66:21

    Paul Oren of the Northwest Indiana Times, and Valparaiso men's basketball beat writer, joins Jack LIVE to recap the biggest games and stories from the second round of NCAA Tournament, including Big Ten disappointment, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma State and West Virginia's early exits, Loyola, Oral Roberts, UCLA and Syracuse reaching the Sweet 16, Pac-12 impresses, the Mussbus rolls on, and much, much more! Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show and follow along on Facebook (facebook.com/jackvitashow), Twitter (@JackVitaShow) and YouTube (youtube.com/jackvita), so you don't miss any of our NCAA Tournament coverage! Including recaps of every round of the Tournament.

    NCAA Tournament LIVE Round of 64 Recap, Round of 32 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2021 72:39

    With the help of basketball savant Andrew Stem, Jack recaps the first three days of March Madness action LIVE on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Together they discuss the Tournament's biggest upsets and surprises, including 15 Oral Roberts, 14 Abilene Christian, 13 Ohio and 12 Oregon State all advancing, Ohio State, Texas and Virginia disappointing, VCU missing out on Tournament play, Syracuse, Texas Tech and UCLA heating up, LSU, Arkansas, Villanova and others impressing, an early look at round 2 matchups, and plenty more! Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show and follow along on Facebook (facebook.com/jackvitashow), Twitter (@JackVitaShow) and YouTube (youtube.com/jackvita), so you don't miss any of our NCAA Tournament coverage! Including recaps of every round of the Tournament. Next recap will be Tuesday morning at 10am Central Time with Paul Oren.

    MLB Preview Series - NL Central with Grant Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 100:49

    In the fourth edition of the 2021 MLB Preview Series, Jack is joined by Cubs fan Grant Smith for a comprehensive look at the Pirates, Reds, Brewers, Cardinals and Cubs. Of course, this full episode is complete with in-depth analysis, over/under picks, win total projections, and plenty more! Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show, and don't miss the rest of our division previews!

    March Madness for Dummies with Zoe Jeffery

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 73:39

    Not all who fill out NCAA Tournament brackets are college basketball junkies. In fact, year in and year out, casual fans that tend to not watch much college basketball prior to the Tournament are the ones that win their office pools. Jack wanted to find a non-college basketball fan to have on the show, and have them fill out their bracket on-air. He is joined by his cousin, Zoe Jeffery for that very purpose. Zoe, who hasn't watched a minute of college basketball this season, takes us through her bracket and explains how she arrives at the decisions she's come up with.

    Selection Sunday LIVE NCAA Tournament 2021 Bracket Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 139:56

    In a special Selection Sunday edition of the Jack Vita Show, Jack welcomes Andrew Stem to the podcast for an in-depth look at all 68 teams entering the NCAA Tournament. Andrew and Jack share all of their round one picks, as well as potential early round upsets, and their Final Four and Championship selections. It's a detailed preview you don't want to miss! While their picks may not be worth cheating off of; their analysis should help give you some background knowledge on teams you weren't already familiar with. If you missed the livestream and want to catch the video version of this episode, log on to jackvita.com. Follow Jack's Facebook (facebook.com/jackvitashow), Twitter (@JackVitaShow) and YouTube (youtube.com/jackvita) accounts, so you won't miss our next livestream!

    2021 MLB Preview Series - AL East (Feat. Jonathan "JJ" Jaggard and Barry Davis)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 87:29

    In the third edition of the 2021 MLB Preview Series, Yankees fan Jonathan "JJ" Jaggard joins Jack to preview the AL East. JJ and Jack offer their thoughts on the Baltimore Orioles (0:00 - 17:20), Boston Red Sox (17:20 - 28:45), Toronto Blue Jays (28:45 - 44:20), Tampa Bay Rays (44:20 - 1:01:35) and New York Yankees (1:01:35). Longtime Toronto area sportscaster (and co-admin of one of the largest Blue Jays' Facebook groups) Barry Davis submitted a voicemail to the show, previewing the Blue Jays' season. We play the voicemail and react. Can the Blue Jays seriously contend for a division title? Are the Rays set to regress from their 2020 World Series run, or is Tampa Bay once again being overlooked? Did the Yankees properly address their pitching concerns this past winter? Will they finally get back to the World Series in 2020? Jack and JJ debate. What should Orioles and Red Sox fans be watching for this season? JJ and Jack also take a look at the division's top prospects expected to make an impact this season, including the no. 1 prospect in all of baseball, Rays' shortstop Wander Franco. Of course, this full episode is complete with in-depth analysis, over/under picks, win total projections, and plenty more! Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show, and don't miss the rest of our division previews!

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