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Welcome to Riding The Pine and thanks for sitting on the bench with me! A podcast involving all of the latest and greatest sports news and topics along with highlighting some aspects of the sports world others may not pay much attention to. Grab your favorite spot on the bench and tune in!

Jack Ridenour


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    Ep. 185 FC Buffalo Goalie and Co-Owner of Mauer Athletics Bryce Tramuta, NFL Wild Card Recap, Sandwich Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 49:29

    Tune in to the latest Riding The Pine episode as I dive into a recap of the opening round of the NFL playoffs (3:04-17:46) and Sandwich Saturday (17:51-20:14) before being joined by current goalkeeper for FC Buffalo and co-owner of Mauer Athletics, Bryce Tramuta (20:24-48:18)! Bryce and I dive into his career as a professional soccer player and what it's like balancing work life and his athletic career, his journey to being signed by FC Buffalo and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:43NFL Wild Card Recap: 3:04-17:46 Sandwich Saturday: 17:51-20:14Interview w/ Bryce Tramuta: 20:24-48:18Outro: 48:19-49:30

    Ep. 184 Milwaukee Milkmen Pitcher Tyler Smith, NFL Playoffs Preview and Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 61:14

    Join me for another awesome episode of RTP as I open the show with my preview and predictions for the upcoming opening round of the NFL Playoffs (3:18-24:40), before being joined by a tremendous recurring guest current Milwaukee Milkmen pitcher Tyler Smith (24:50-59:45)! Tyler and I discuss his transition over to the MLB's partnered minor league, The American Association, and what the similarities and differences are between playing for an affiliated and a non-affiliated minor league team, his season this year playing for the Winnipeg Goldeneyes and his upcoming season with Milwaukee and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:45 NFL Playoff Predictions and Preview: 3:18-24:40 Interview w/ Tyler Smith: 24:50-59:45Outro: 59:46-1:01:14  

    NBA Wednesday: Ja Morant and the Grizzlies, Ben Simmons Situation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 17:08

    Welcome in to the first mini show presented by Riding The Pine, NBA Wednesday! Every Wednesday night I will record a mini show discussing NBA hoops, news around the league and more! I'll be joined each week by my buddy and roommate, Thomas Carpenter as he and I go back and forth over our opinions and takes from around the league, various topics about basketball and so much more! 

    Ep. 183 Minnesota Lynx Basketball Player Jillian Alleyne, NFL Week 18 Recap, Sandwich Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 52:31

    I'm back for another episode today as I dive right into some football to start where I share a recap from week 18 of the NFL season (2:31-19:27) before getting into some sandwich talk and recapping sandwich Saturday (19:47-23:30). I'm then joined by a tremendous guest who has put together an illustrious basketball career,  current Minnesota Lynx basketball player Jillian Alleyne (23:41-51:21)! Jillian and I discuss the ins and outs to life in the WNBA and what some aspects are that people on the outside aren't aware of, her career in college playing for the Oregon Ducks and much more! Intro: 0:00-1:43NFL Week 18: 2:31-19:27Sandwich Saturday: 19:47-23:30Interview w/ Jillian Alleyne: 23:41-51:21Outro: 51:22-52:31 

    Ep. 182 Interview Only w/ Eraslan Media COO and VP of The International FXC Federation Darren Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 41:01

    Check out today's incredible new episode where I am joined by the current COO of Eraslan Media Agency and the VP of The International FXC Federation, Darren Williams (1:55-40:01)! Darren and I get into an update on Fireball Extreme Challenge (FXC) and how the most recent tournament in December went for the growing sport, how much growth he's noticed in FXC over the past few tournaments and so much more! To hear more about Darren's story and Fireball Extreme Challenge check out Ep. 114 of Riding The Pine linked below: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/riding-the-pine/id1508164323?i=1000521641121Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5xlneyoFaR1b3ilUe39uFg?si=HWJU8vGcRq-SQQa3a1P5nQIntro: 0:00-1:54Interview w/ Darren Williams: 1:55-40:01Outro: 40:02-41:01

    Ep. 181 Former St. Francis Men's Basketball Player/ Host of "Jersey Talk" Podcast Ty Stewart, NFL Week 17 Recap, Sandwich Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 54:42

    Take a listen to Ep. 181 and check out what I had to say about week 17 of the NFL season (2:33-13:42), my recap from Sandwich Saturday (13:47-17:17) and an awesome interview with St. Francis men's basketball player and host of the "Jersey Talk" Podcast Ty Stewart (17:27-53:37)! Ty and I discuss his career at Binghamton University initially and why he transferred to St. Francis, why he started his podcast and his work on his first documentary and a ton more! Intro: 0:0-1:46NFL Week 17 Recap: 2:33-13:42Sandwich Saturday: 13:47-17:17Interview w/ Ty Stewart: 17:27-53:37Outro: 53:38-54:42

    Ep. 180 Western Michigan University MBB assistant coach Jacob Bullock, Should The Lakers Trade Russ?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 47:54

    Bring in the new year with a brand new RTP episode as I get into an opening segment where I pose the question of whether or not Russell Westbrook should be traded by the Lakers and if so, where he should land before the trade deadline (2:52-28:30). I am then joined by one of the youngest division 1 assistant basketball coaches in the country, current Western Michigan assistant men's basketball coach Jacob Bullock (28:42-46:44)! Coach Bullock and I discuss his playing career at Aquinas College and what it was like coaching against his alma mater this season, why he wanted to get into coaching and what he's learned the most in his early coaching career and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:44Should The Lakers Trade Russ: 2:52-28:30Interview w/ Coach Jacob Bullock: 28:42-46:44Outro: 46:45-47:54

    Ep. 179 Pitt Panthers Defensive End John Morgan, NFL Week 16 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 39:10

    In this episode of RTP, I open the show with a recap from week 16 of the NFL season (2:40-23:26) and then later I'm joined by current Pitt Panthers defensive end John Morgan (23:36-38:00)! John and I discuss Pitt's historical season this past year and what it was like playing in the ACC Championship game, what his thoughts are on the upcoming Peach Bowl showdown between the Panthers and the Michigan State Spartans and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:47NFL Week 16 Recap: 2:40-23:26Interview w/ John Morgan: 23:36-38:00Outro: 38:01-39:10

    Ep. 178 Bowie State Men's Basketball Player Khalil Williams, NBA Christmas Day Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 46:16

    *SCHEDULE CHANGE- Because of the Holiday this episode will serve as the Friday episode for this week! In this basketball filled episode, I start things off with a preview and a prediction into the upcoming Christmas day games in the NBA (2:50-20:56). No Fantasy Football Friends because of the holiday, so instead I get right out of the NBA talk and right over into an awesome interview with current Bowie State men's basketball player Khalil Williams (21:07-45:18)! Khalil and I discuss his decision to come to Bowie State to continue his basketball career and how the early part of the season has been for him and his team, what his role is with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and what the Committee does to enhance the athletic experience for student athletes and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:42NBA Christmas Day: 2:50-20:56Interview w/ Khalil Williams: 21:07-45:18Outro: 45:19-46:16

    Ep. 177 Toledo Men's Basketball Player JT Shumate, NFL Week 15 Recap, Sandwich Saturday Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 37:27

    I'm back in episode 177 discussing a recap from NFL week 15 and all of the big games from the wild week in football (2:32-17:08) as well as a recap from Sandwich Saturday (17:11-20:06) before being joined by current Toledo men's basketball player JT Shumate (20:16-36:34)! JT and I discuss his transition from playing D2 basketball initially at Walsh University to transferring to Toledo and having to adjust to the D1 style of play, how his season has been so far at Toledo this year and where he's seen the most improvements on his team from last year to this year and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:35NFL Week 15 Recap: 2:32-17:08Sandwich Saturday: 17:11-20:06Interview w/ JT Shutmate: 20:16-36:34Outro: 36:35-37:27

    Ep. 176 NFL Draft Prospect Leandro DeBrito, NFL Playoff Picture, Fantasy Football Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 47:07

    Join me for another sensational show as I open things up discussing a preview into the upcoming NFL playoffs and sharing which teams have some very important games coming up that have huge playoff implications (2:21-19:03). I then get into another edition of Fantasy Football Friends (19:14-33:10) before being joined by an awesome returning guest, current NFL Draft Prospect Leandro DeBrito (33:45-46:09)! Leandro and I get into what his season was like this past year at Duquesne and what it was like playing another season after only having a few months off in between, what the early stages of the NFL draft process has been like for him and so much more!! Intro: 0:00-1:39NFL Playoff Picture: 2:21-19:03Fantasy Football Friends: 19:14-33:10Interview w/ Leandro DeBrito: 33:45-46:09Outro: 46:10-47:07

    Ep. 175 St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leaguer Chandler Redmond, NFL Week 14 Recap, Sandwich Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 71:11

    Get comfortable for episode 175 as I dive into a weekly NFL recap as I discuss the games from week 14 and I mention which teams that are not making a good case for the playoffs right now (2:40-16:46). I then get into some sandwich talk and discuss where I went for Sandwich Saturday (16:50-18:41) before being joined by an awesome recurring guest, current St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguer Chandler Redmond (18:51-1:09:46)! Chandler and I discuss his off-season work and what he's been doing to stay in shape for the season, the MLB lockout and what impact the lockout has had on the minor leagues and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:52NFL Week 14 Recap: 2:40-16:46Sandwich Saturday: 16:50-18:41Interview w/ Chandler Redmond: 18:51-1:09:46Outro: 1:09:47-1:11:12

    Ep. 174 Former USC Football Player Chris Caulk, Fantasy Football Friends, Rebuilding The Pacers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 55:44

    In this episode of RTP, I open the show discussing the Indiana Pacers and their reported rebuild phase and I go in depth on the players that have been named as potential trade pieces and share which teams I could see them landing on (2:30-25:26). Later, I get into another edition of Fantasy Football Friends (25:38-31:16)  before being joined by a great recurring guest, former USC football player Chris Caulk (31:38-54:45)! Chris and I discuss the recent hire of Lincoln Riley at USC and what his initial reaction was when the hire was announced, his feelings on the Trojans season overall and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:44Indiana's Rebuild: 2:30-25:26Fantasy Football Friends: 25:38-31:16Interview w/ Chris Caulk: 31:38-54:45Outro: 54:46-55:44

    Ep. 173 La Salle MBB Associate Head Coach Kyle Griffin, NFL Week 13 Recap, Sandwich Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 48:35

    Take a seat on the bench with me today to check out Ep. 173 as I dive into a recap from week 13 of the NFL season (2:12-21:49) and a recap from Sandwich Saturday (21:50-24:05) before I get into an awesome interview with La Salle men's basketball Associate Head Coach Kyle Griffin (24:15-47:34)! Coach Griffin and I jump into his career coaching and where along his journey he's noticed the most growth in his coaching, what he's applied from his playing days into his coaching career now and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:45NFL Wk. 13 Recap: 2:12-21:49Sandwich Saturday: 21:50-24:05Interview w/ Coach Kyle Griffin: 24:15-47:34Outro: 47:35-48:36

    Ep. 172 Mental Health Clinician for Rutgers Athletics Alex Gamble, MLB Off-Season, Before/After, Fantasy Football Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 81:16

    Tune in today to Ep. 172 as I open the show with an update on the MLB Off-season (2:33-21:09) and then I get into a new segment called "Before and After" as I gave a preview before and a reaction after the Michigan State and Louisville basketball game from December 1st (21:20-31:07). Later, I get into another edition of Fantasy Football Friends (31:18-36:19) before being joined by a mental health clinician for Rutgers Athletics, Alex Gamble (36:56-1:20:22)! Alex and I get into his career in mental health and the ins and outs to his job, how he thinks there can be more awareness brought to mental health in sports and so much more! Intro: 0:00-2:10MLB Off-Season: 2:33-21:09Before/After: 21:20-31:07Fantasy Football Friends: 31:18-36:19Interview w/ Alex Gamble: 36:56-1:20:22Outro: 1:20:23-1:21:16

    Ep. 171 NFL Week 12 Recap, Sandwich Saturday, Preview Into Upcoming Guests/Show Segments

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 27:09

    Make sure you check out today's brand new episode that involves a recap of NFL week 12 (2:31-21:35), a recap from Sandwich Saturday (21:36-24:28) and a preview into some exciting and upcoming guests and show segments that will be on RTP in the coming weeks and foreseeable future (24:29-26:15)! No guests this episode but stay tuned for Friday as we will be back with the special guest interviews! Intro: 0:00-1:38NFL Week 12 Recap: 2:31-21:35 Sandwich Saturday: 21:36-24:28Preview on Guests/Segments: 24:29-26:15Outro: 26:16-27:10

    Ep. 170 Interview Only Episode w/ UC Irvine MBB Player Dawson Baker

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 19:10

    I'm joined in Ep. 170 by a tremendous guest that has seen a very unique journey to where he is today playing in the D1 basketball world, current UC Irvine men's basketball player Dawson Baker (2:34-18:11)! Dawson shares what it was like for him coming back to play basketball after being away from the game for 2 years, how he was able to adjust to the D1 level of basketball and what he attributes to the massive amount of success he saw in his freshman year, which led to him being named the Big West Freshman of the Year and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:37Interview w/ Dawson Baker: 2:34-18:11 Outro: 18:12-19:10

    Ep. 169 Overseas Pro Basketball Player Case Bruton, NFL Week 11 Recap, Sandwich Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 40:11

    I'm back and better than ever in Ep. 169 discussing the latest in the NFL world and sharing a breakdown from week 11 of the season (2:35-13:43), and I also give a recap from my Sandwich Saturday edition and share where I went this past weekend to grab a sub (13:44-16:44). I'm then joined by an awesome guest who has appeared on the show many times and always brings some interesting insight into being an overseas pro, Case Bruton (16:54-39:13)! Case and I discuss his career overseas in Israel right now and how it's been for him readjusting to playing pro basketball, how he found out he had been selected to play on this team and who he is now teammates with and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:44NFL Week 11: 2:35-13:43Sandwich Saturday: 13:44-16:44Interview w/ Case Bruton: 16:54-39:13Outro: 39:14-40:11 

    Ep. 168 Chatham University MBB Head Coach David Richards, Fantasy Football Friends, CFB Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 36:33

    Grab a seat for episode 168 and tune in to hear me discuss the upcoming weekend in college football, and I share which teams that are in jeopardy of not making the CFB playoff and which teams could sneak their way in if things go their way (3:28-19:12). I then get into another edition of Fantasy Football Friends (19:23-23:02) before being joined by head men's basketball coach at Chatham University, Coach David Richards (23:36-35:24)! Coach Richards and I get into an update on the Cougars season, a preview into his showdown this Saturday with Thiel College and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:47CFB Predictions: 3:28-19:12Fantasy Football Friends: 19:23-23:02Interview w/ Coach David Richards: 23:36-35:24Outro: 35:25-36:33

    Ep. 167 Vermont Catamounts MBB Player Bailey Patella, NFL Week 10 Recap, Sandwich Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 36:16

    Grab a seat on the bench for episode 167, as I kick things off with some football talk, discussing the ins and outs to week 10 (2:46-21:33) and then I dive into some sandwiches and share my recap from this past weekend's Sandwich Saturday review (21:41-24:06). I'm then joined by a wonderful guest who has improved each and every single year while playing collegiately, current Vermont men's basketball player Bailey Patella (24:36-35:04)! Bailey and I get into his career at Vermont and why he decided on Vermont after having a lot of success during his post grad year of high school, what it was like playing in the NCAA Tournament and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:55 NFL Week 10 Recap: 2:46-21:33Sandwich Saturday: 21:41-24:06Interview w/ Bailey Patella: 24:36-35:04Outro: 35:05-36:16

    Ep. 166 Belmont MBB Player Luke Smith, Fantasy Football Friends, CBB Is Back!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 50:24

    Come hangout on the bench with me in episode 166 as I get into some college hoops talk, discussing which teams that have impressed me the most early on in the season (4:11-23:05)  and then I get into another awesome segment of Fantasy Football Friends (23:16-29:24)! I'm then joined by a sensational guest who saw a major jump going from the D3 to D1 world of basketball, current Belmont University men's basketball player Luke Smith (29:55-49:10)! Luke and I discuss his career at Sewanee College of the South and what his adjustment was like going from Sewanee to Belmont, where he's seen the most growth as a player from his Sewanee days to his career now at Belmont and so much more! Intro: 0:00-2:05CBB Is Back: 4:11-23:05Fantasy Football Friends: 23:16-29:24Interview w/ Luke Smith: 29:55-49:10 Outro: 49:11-50:24

    Ep. 165 Wofford MBB Player Ryan Larson, NFL Week 9 Recap, Sandwich Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 39:19

    Check out the latest RTP episode, where I get right into a recap from week 9 of the NFL season (3:37-20:49) and then I get into a recap from my sandwich Saturday adventure over the weekend (20:50-23:39). I'm then joined by a current member of the Wofford men's basketball team, Ryan Larson (23:40-38:20)! Ryan shares his freshman year experience where he witnessed and went through an NCAA Tournament run with Wofford, what his expectations are for himself and his team heading into this season and a ton more! Intro: 0:00-2:01NFL Week 9 Recap: 3:37-20:49 Sandwich Saturday: 20:50-23:29Interview w/ Ryan Larson: 23:40-38:20Outro: 38:21-39:20

    Ep. 164 Chatham University WBB Head Coach David Saur, NBA Contenders and Pretenders, Fantasy Football Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 53:51

    Come check out episode 164 to hear me discuss an early update on the NBA season and I also mention which teams I think are contenders and pretenders in the league (2:20-25:59). I then get into another fantasy football friends segment (26:10-31:07) before diving into an awesome conversation with a guest who is getting geared up for his team's season opener this evening, head coach of the Chatham University women's basketball team Coach David Saur (31:53-52:52)! Coach Saur and I discuss his team's pre-season preparation and how they've been able to mesh together as a group, his expectations for the season opener and the season as a whole and so much more! Intro: 0:00-2:05NBA Contenders/Pretenders: 2:20-25:59Fantasy Football Friends: 26:10-31:07Interview w/ Coach David Saur: 31:53-52:52Outro: 52:53-53:51

    Ep. 163 Overseas Pro Basketball Player Chin Nwachukwu, NFL Week 8 Recap, Sandwich Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 47:13

    Tune in to Ep. 163 where I dive into a recap of Week 8 in the NFL (2:37-22:45) and I also discuss a recap of my Sandwich Saturday segment from over the weekend (22:46-27:39). I am then joined by an overseas pro basketball player, Chin Nwachukwu (27:49-46:12)! Chin shares what its been like for him playing overseas amid the pandemic, what kind of challenges he's faced along the way trying to get teams to notice him without having access to a gym and a ton more! Intro: 0:00-1:47NFL Week 8: 2:37-22:45Sandwich Saturday: 22:46-27:39Interview w/ Chin Nwachukwu: 27:49-46:12Outro: 46:13-47:13

    Ep. 162 Georgia Southern MBB Player Kamari Brown, World Series Update, Fantasy Football Friends,

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 36:12

    Find a comfy seat and kick up your feet for episode 162 as I get right into a recap of games 1 and 2 of the World Series and share my predictions for the remainder of the series (2:36-14:59). I then have another edition of Fantasy Football Friends, where I am back with the leading scorer in my fantasy football league in week 7 and he shares which players he's very happy he decided not to trade away (15:10-19:30). I am then joined by a great guest who has had a very unique journey to where he is today, current men's basketball player for Georgia Southern, Kamari Brown (20:31-35:15)! Kamari shares what it was like transitioning from Panola College to Georgia Southern, his expectations for himself and his team this year and much more! Intro: 0:00-2:11 World Series: 2:36-14:59Fantasy Football Friends: 15:10-19:30Interview w/ Kamari Brown: 20:31-35:15Outro: 35:16-36:12

    Ep. 161 NFL Week 7 Recap, World Series Preview, Sandwich Saturday Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 31:15

    Come grab a seat on the bench and check out episode 161 as I get things going with a recap of the 7th week of the NFL season and I mention a couple games that stood out to me the most over the weekend (2:36-20:48). I then get into a preview and prediction into the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros and share who I think could win the World Series (20:49-26:19). I don't have a guest on today's episode, so instead I give a recap of my sandwich Saturday series over the weekend during my road trip as I share which sandwich spots I checked out from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington D.C. (26:20-30:57)! Guests return on Friday's episode get excited for some great guests to come!!Intro: 0:00-1:58NFL Week 7 Recap: 2:36-20:48World Series Preview: 20:49-26:19Sandwich Saturday: 26:20-30:57Outro: 30:58-31:15

    Ep. 160 Pitt Panthers Punter Kirk Christodoulou, NBA Early Season Update, Fantasy Football Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 51:21

    Join me for the latest edition of RTP as I dive right into an early season update on the NBA season and discuss what has stuck out to me after the first few days of the season (2:55-28:14). I am then joined by another member of my fantasy football league as he discusses how he's been able to remain as one of the top scorers in the league and he previews the matchup he and I have coming up this week (28:24-34:17). I wrap the show up with an awesome conversation with one of the top punters in the country, current Pitt Panthers punter Kirk Christodoulou (34:52-50:22)! Kirk shares a season update on the Panthers and mentions what has been working well for him on the field, a preview into Saturday's matchup against Clemson and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:50NBA Update: 2:55-28:14Fantasy Football Friends: 28:24-34:17 Interview w/ Kirk Christodoulou: 34:52-50:22Outro: 50:23-51:22

    Ep. 159 Richmond Spiders MBB Player Sal Koureissi, NFL Week 6 Recap, NBA Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 38:10

    I get the latest RTP episode going with some football talk, as I dive into a breakdown and recap from week 6 of the NFL season (4:18-24:52) before giving a quick preview to the opening night of the NBA season with the Bucks taking on the Nets and the Lakers facing off against the Warriors (24:53-28:54). I am then joined by a college player who has been off to a historic run shooting wise from the field during his career, current Richmond Spiders men's basketball player Sal Koureissi (29:05-37:05)! Sal and I discuss his success shooting and what has been a big part to his accomplishments on the court, why he decided to continue his career with the Spiders and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:47NFL Week 6: 4:18-24:52NBA Preview: 24:53-28:54Interview w/ Sal Koureissi: 29:05-37:05Outro: 37:06-38:10

    Ep. 158 Coastal Carolina Head Men's Basketball Coach Cliff Ellis, Fantasy Football Friends, MLB Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 47:41

    I'm back again for another brand new episode, and I get this one rolling with an update on the MLB Playoffs and share a series update on the series that have finished and the ones that are still going on, and I also mention the players who have been major difference makers in the postseason (3:35-20:28). I am then joined by a college basketball coach that has had a lasting impact on the game of basketball, Head men's basketball coach at Coastal Carolina, Coach Cliff Ellis (20:39-38:13)! Coach Ellis shares the moment he won his 800th career game as a college coach and what aspects of his career he always thinks back on when he achieves a milestone, what his expectations are for the Chanticleers heading into the season and more! To wrap things up, I'm joined by another member of my fantasy football league that shares how he has been able to continue to dominate (38:43-46:36). Intro: 0:00-1:45MLB Playoffs: 3:35-20:28Interview w/ Coach Cliff Ellis: 20:39-38:13Fantasy Football Friends: 38:43-46:36Outro: 46:37-47:42

    Ep. 157 Richmond Spiders Men's Basketball Player Isaiah Wilson, NFL Week 5 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 35:37

    Take a dive into Ep. 157, as I kick things off with some football talk and discuss a recap of the games from week 5 of the NFL season and share the games that stuck out to me the most and my thoughts from those games and which players I was most impressed with from the weekend (3:04-23:19). I was then joined by a guest who notched his first career collegiate start as a freshman a year ago, current Richmond Spiders men's basketball player Isaiah Wilson (23:29-34:26)! Isaiah and I discuss what is was like playing in his first start last season, how he adjusted to not only his freshman year but also having to deal with the pandemic and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:49NFL Week 5 Recap: 3:04-23:19 Interview w/ Isaiah Wilson: 23:29-34:26Outro: 34:27-35:37

    Ep. 156 Oakland University MBB Player Jalen Moore, Fantasy Football Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 26:34

    Sit back and relax for this unique RTP episode, as I have an interview only episode that includes two separate conversations with two guests! I am first joined by a friend of mine from my fantasy football league that was the leading scorer for the league in week 4 and he and I discuss what has been working for his team lately, who has been performing well and players he is keeping an eye on (1:49-7:54). I was then joined by a guest who has been making a ginormous impact for his basketball team and is coming out of a very historic season, current Oakland University men's basketball player, Jalen Moore (8:26-25:31)! Jalen shares what made him such a prolific passer last year to lead all of D1 basketball in assists per game and total assists, why he decided to continue his career at Oakland University and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:48Fantasy Football Friends: 1:49-7:54 Interview w/ Jalen Moore: 8:26-25:31Outro:  25:32-26:30

    Ep. 155 Misericordia Graduate Assistant Football Coach Brandon Williams, NFL Wk. 4 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 58:20

    Get comfortable for the latest RTP episode, as I open the show discussing week 4 of the NFL season and sharing which games and matchups stuck out to me the most(6:10-28:19). I was then joined by a guest who is making his mark in the coaching world early on in his career, current Misericordia University graduate assistant football coach Brandon Williams(28:30-57:18)! Brandon shares how he got started in coaching and what drove him to wanting to have a career as a coach, his transition from coaching at Montclair State to Misericordia and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:48NFL Wk. 4 Recap: 6:10-28:19 Interview w/ Coach Brandon Williams: 28:30-57:18Outro: 57:19-58:20

    Ep. 154 UNLV Football Player Julio Garcia, Ben Simmons Trade Talk & Fantasy Football Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 48:46

    Take a dive into Ep. 154 where I start the show off with a discussion on Ben Simmons and where the situation stands with him and the Philadelphia 76ers as well as sharing my opinion on the situation and where I could see Ben Simmons potentially landing (3:52-27:40). I am then joined by another friend of mine in my fantasy football league and he shares what made his team so dominant in week 3 that led to him being the leagues leading scorer for the week (27:51-35:35). I'm later joined by a guest who has been a tremendous leader for his football team for countless seasons, current UNLV football player Julio Garcia (36:05-47:38)! Julio shares what made him choose UNLV to continue his football career, why he decided to redshirt during the middle of his career and much more!   Intro: 0:00-1:53 Ben Simmons Talk: 3:52-27:40 Fantasy Football Friends: 27:51-35:35 Interview w/ Julio Garcia: 36:05-47:38 Outro: 47:39-48:46 

    Ep. 153 VCU Rams Men's Basketball Player Jimmy Nichols Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 41:17

    In the latest RTP episode, I get into some football as I give a recap from week 3 of the NFL season and I discuss which games stuck out to me the most from the third week of the season (3:20-28:01). I was then joined by a guest who comes into this college basketball season being a part of a new program, current VCU Rams men's basketball player Jimmy Nichols Jr. (28:12-40:10)! Jimmy and I get into his career initially at Providence and what drew him to wanting to become a Friar, how he's been adjusting to being a part of a new program and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:55NFL Wk. 3 Recap: 3:20-28:01Interview w/ Jimmy Nichols Jr.: 28:12-40:10Outro: 40:11-41:18

    Ep. 152 Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Brad Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 40:29

    Take a listen to Ep. 152 as I get right into a conversation on who should be the winner of the AL MVP with the race really starting to heat up at the end of the season, Shohei Ohtani or Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (4:22-19:47). I am then joined by a very special guest who was the recent points leader in Week 2 of the fantasy season in my fantasy football league as he discusses which players he's most excited to see play this year on his team (19:58-24:34). I'm then joined by a recurring guest who shared the ins and outs to his minor league season, current Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Brad Case (25:18-39:06)! Brad and I discuss the adjustments he had to make this year pitching wise, what his thoughts are on the Pirates farm system and the talent the minor league teams in the Pittsburgh system have and so much more! Intro: 0:00-2:06AL MVP Winner: 4:22-19:47 Fantasy Winner: 19:58-24:34Interview w/ Brad Case: 25:18-39:06Outro: 39:07-40:29

    Ep. 151 Former University of Washington Men's Basketball Player Travis Rice

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 57:45

    Come join me for episode 151, as I dive right into discussing a recap of the second week in the NFL season and mentioning the teams that stuck out the most to me and which players had some great and not so great performances in week 2 (2:27-25:25). I was then joined by a guest who had a unique experience in basketball being coached by relatives, former University of Washington men's basketball player, Travis Rice (25:36-56:11)! Travis and I discuss what it was like for him to be coached by his uncle in high school and his dad in college, why he decided to attend Northern Arizona initially to continue his basketball career and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:55NFL Wk. 2 Recap: 2:27-25:25 Interview w/ Travis Rice: 25:36-56:11Outro: 56:12-57:45

    Ep. 150 MLB Playoff Race Heating Up and Special Guest Overseas Pro Basketball Player Loren Brill

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 52:56

    Join me in the latest RTP episode as I get right into discussing the latest on the MLB playoff race, and I share the standings in both the AL and NL wild card situations and which upcoming series will be crucial for certain teams come October (4:53-24:35). I was then joined by a recurring guest who has been making the adjustment to the pro style of play, current overseas pro basketball player Loren Brill (24:45-51:19)! Loren and I discuss what it's been like playing professionally and what he's enjoyed the most about being a pro, his outlook for the upcoming NBA season and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:58MLB Playoffs: 4:53-24:35Interview w/ Loren Brill: 24:45-51:19Outro: 51:20-52:57

    Ep. 149 NFL Week 1 Recap and Special Guest Sports Photographer Johnny Troncoso

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 52:23

    Come join me on the bench for Ep. 149, as I get right into a recap of the first week of the NFL season and I share what stood out to me the most from the first weekend of games and also some players and teams that I'll be paying close attention to throughout this season (3:10-21:50). I was then joined by a guest who has had a very unique experience in the sports world and has had an opportunity to work in a lot of different capacities in sports, current sports photographer, Johnny Troncoso (22:00-50:33)! Johnny shares his experience working at the NBA Replay Center and what his responsibilities were like on the production side of things, his work in photography recently and what teams he's had the opportunity to cover and a ton more! Intro: 0:00-1:47NFL Week 1 Recap: 3:10-21:50Interview w/ Johnny Troncoso: 22:00-50:33Outro: 50:34 -52:24

    Ep. 148 NFL Week 1 Preview and Special Guest "Breakfast With Benz" Host Tim Benz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 60:21

    Join me in episode 148 to hear a big football conversation, as I dive right into sharing my preview and predictions of the upcoming week 1 slate of NFL games and sharing which matchups I'll be paying close attention to in particular (2:46-25:12). I was then joined by a guest who shared his thoughts on the Steelers 2021 season and the Pirates draft this past summer, current host for Trib Lives "Breakfast with Benz" Tim Benz (25:23-59:27)! Tim and I discuss his career in broadcasting and the numerous markets he has worked in, what his feelings are towards the Steelers season and the Robert Morris hockey situation and a ton more! Intro: 0:00-1:54NFL Week 1 Preview: 2:46-25:12Interview w/ Tim Benz: 25:23-59:27Outro: 59:28-1:00:21

    Ep. 147 CFB Preview and Special Guest Charlotte Hornets Assistant Video Coordinator Daniel Dixon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 37:37

    Kick up your feet and take a seat for Ep. 147 as I get right into discussing a preview for the college football season and sharing some predictions that I had for over the weekend as well as sharing which teams I'll be paying close attention to this season (3:03-18:35). I was then joined by a recurring guest who shared some awesome insight into this past summers NBA Summer League, current assistant video coordinator for the Charlotte Hornets, Daniel Dixon (18:45-36:39)! Daniel and I get into how the summer league was for him personally but also the Hornets as a team, which players he sees having big years this upcoming season and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:58 CFB Preview: 3:03-18:35 Interview w/ Daniel Dixon: 18:45-36:39Outro: 36:40-37:38

    Ep. 146 MLB Playoff Races To Watch and Special Guest UW-Milwaukee MBB Player Josh Thomas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 43:46

    In this edition of RTP, I open the show with some baseball talk, as I dive into what playoff races in the MLB are starting to heat up and also which upcoming series are going to be crucial for certain teams that are on the outside looking in for the playoffs(4:25-23:12). I am then joined by a guest who has had quite the career collegiately in the basketball world, current standout for the UW-Milwaukee men's basketball team, Josh Thomas! Josh and I get into his early career at Wabash Valley College and how that helped prepare him for his time at UW-Milwaukee, what his expectations are for himself and for his team this upcoming season and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:48MLB Playoff Races: 4:25-23:12 Interview w/ Josh Thomas: 23:23-42:35Outro: 42:36-43:46

    Ep. 145 Impact of BIG10, PAC12 and ACC Alliance and Special Guest Duke Safety Lummie Young

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 39:57

    Take a seat and kick up your feet for Ep. 145, as I sit down to share my thoughts on what the impact of the recently formed alliance between the BIG10, PAC12 and ACC will have on collegiate athletics as a whole, but also in particular to those conferences and what the ins and outs are to this alliance(2:12-18:04). I'm then joined by a guest who's been able to battle back from injuries to become a major starter on his team's defense, current Safety for the Duke Blue Devils, Lummie Young(18:15-38:56)! Lummie and I get into discussing his career at Duke and how he's been able to come back from injuries to being a starter on the defense for Duke, where he's seen the most improvement in his game during pre-season and more! Intro: 0:00-1:56Alliance for BIG10, PAC12, ACC: 2:12-18:04Interview w/ Lummie Young: 18:15-38:56Outro: 38:57-39:57

    Ep. 144 Impact NIL Will Have In College Sports and Special Guest Duquesne QB Joe Mischler

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 44:24

    To kick things off in Ep. 144 I discuss the impact of the new NIL ruling in the NCAA and share my thoughts on what kind of impact college athletes being able to profit off their name, image and likeness will have on collegiate sports as a whole and also athletes decisions to go pro early (3:07-21:26). I'm then joined by a guest who has had a major impact on the Duquesne football program in his short time being there, current QB for the Duquesne Dukes, Joe Mischler (21:37-43:27)! Joe and I get into what it was like playing the 2020-2021 season during the spring time, what his thoughts are on student-athletes being paid and what Duquesne has been doing to help their athletes with the NIL and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:55NIL Impact: 3:07-21:26Interview w/ Joe Mischler: 21:37-43:27Outro: 43:28-44:24

    Ep. 143 A Unique Path To Broadcasting with Special Guest ESPN 980 Radio Show Host Kevin Sheehan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 42:49

    Kick back and relax for another interview only episode, as I'm joined in Ep. 143 with a guest who had a very unique journey to being on the radio, current ESPN 980 radio show host Kevin Sheehan! Kevin discusses which long time journalist was instrumental in the development of his career in broadcasting, his thoughts on the DC sports landscape and the recent acquisition of Spencer Dinwiddie to the Wizards, what name he thinks the Washington Football Team should adopt and a ton more!Intro: 0:00-1:37Interview w/ Kevin Sheehan: 1:50-41:52Outro: 41:53-42:49

    Ep. 142 The Olympic Experience With Special Guest Head Boston College Swimming and Diving Coach Mike Stephens

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 27:50

    In the latest RTP episode, I get right into an interview only show with a guest who has been instrumental in the development of the Boston College swimming and diving program, as well as someone who recently experienced being a coach at the Olympics as well, current head swimming and diving coach at Boston College, Mike Stephens (1:50-26:56)! Coach Stephens and I discuss what his experience was like coaching for the Barbados swim team at the 2021 Olympics, what it's meant to him being the head coach of his alma mater and continuing to build a strong swimming and diving program and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:36 Interview w/ Coach Mike Stephens: 1:50-26:56 Outro: 26:57-27:51

    Ep. 141 NFL Division Predictions and Special Guest Former Iowa State MBB Player Prentiss Nixon

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 58:10

    Sit back and relax for episode 141 as I get right into sharing my division predictions for the upcoming NFL season and discussing where I see the different teams finishing in their respective divisions (4:15-33:08). I am then joined by a former college basketball standout who shared quite a bit about the recent NIL ruling in the NCAA, former Iowa State men's basketball player Prentiss Nixon (33:18-57:21)! Prentiss shares how he was able to adjust to the BIG12 style of play coming from his former school, Colorado State, what his thoughts are on the impact the NIL ruling will have for collegiate athletes and college sports as a whole and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:59 NFL Division Predictions: 4:15-33:08Interview w/ Prentiss Nixon: 33:18-57:21Outro: 57:22-58:11 

    Ep. 140 NBA Free Agency Recap and Special Guest Current George Washington MBB Player Joe Bamisile

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 36:30

    Buckle up for the latest RTP episode, as I jump into some NBA free agency and share a recap and my overall thoughts on the free agency fiasco and mention which moves were the most beneficial for certain teams(2:27-20:48). I was then joined by a sensational guest who has been gearing up for his second season in college hoops on a new team, current George Washington men's basketball player, Joe Bamisile(20:59-35:25)! Joe and I discuss his freshman year at Virginia Tech and how it was adjusting to the college level of basketball, why he decided to transfer to GW and how he's adjusted to his new team and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:57NBA Free Agency: 2:27-20:48Interview w/ Joe Bamisile: 20:59-35:25Outro: 35:26-36:30

    Ep. 139 MLB Divisions Rankings and Special Guest Oakland Athletics Minor Leaguer Mason Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 39:22

    Dive into the latest Riding The Pine episode as I jump right into some baseball talk and share my rankings of the divisions in the MLB this year and share which divisions have been the most competitive and the least competitive this season(2:22-20:21). I am then joined by a guest who has seen an extraordinary journey to being drafted into the MLB this year, current Oakland Athletics minor leaguer Mason Miller(20:31-38:22)! Mason and I discuss his unique path to the minors, starting at a D3 school before transferring to a D1 program, how he's adjusted so far to the minor leagues and the professional world of baseball and a ton more! Intro: 0:00-1:57 MLB Division Rankings: 2:22-20:21Interview w/ Mason Miller: 20:31-38:22 Outro: 38:23-39:23

    Ep. 138 NBA Draft Recap and Review and Special Guest Former USC Football Walk On Chris Caulk

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 52:59

    Dive into the latest episode of Riding The Pine, as I open things up with a discussion on the NBA draft and share the draft picks I liked and didn't like and which 2nd round selections I could see being big impact players for their new respective teams (3:20-24:10). I was then joined by a wonderful guest with an even better story as to how he achieved his life long goal in football, former USC football walk on, Chris Caulk (24:21-52:02)! Chris shares how he overcame adversity in his career to make it to the USC football team, what kept him motivated to keep going despite the obstacles he ran into and so much more! Intro: 0:00-2:00NBA Draft Recap and Review: 3:20-24:10Interview w/ Chris Caulk: 24:21-52:02Outro: 52:03 -52:59

    Ep. 137 MLB Trade Deadline Reaction and Gradings and Special Guest LA Angels Minor Leaguer Tyler Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 53:18

    After a wild MLB Trade deadline, I decided to kick off the latest RTP episodes with a reaction to all of the moves, but also sharing my thoughts on the new players on new teams and giving grades to the teams who made this big time acquisitions(3:07-30:57). I was then joined by a tremendous guest who shared his feelings on the MLB season, minor league year and the sticky situation in baseball, current LA Angels minor leaguer Tyler Smith(31:06-52:15)! Tyler gives his insight on the sticky substance problem in baseball and how it's been handled in the minor leagues, what his MVP predictions are for this season in the MLB and so much more! Intro: 0:00-1:50MLB Trade Deadline: 3:07-30:57Interview w/ Tyler Smith: 31:06-52:15Outro: 52:16-53:18

    Ep. 136 Pirates Baseball, MLB Rule Changes and Replay with Special Guest Pittsburgh Pirates Play-By-Play Announcer Greg Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 35:58

    Take a seat and kick up your feet for the latest episode of Riding The Pine, as I get right into an interview only episode with a wonderful returning guest who shared his insight into this MLB season and the Pirates season specifically, current Pittsburgh Pirates play-by-play announcer Greg Brown! Greg and I get right into a 1st half season recap of the Pirates and he shares what stood out to him the most from the first half the year, his feelings on MLB replay and the league trying to change so many rules and a ton more that you won't want to miss! Intro: 0:00-1:46Interview w/ Greg Brown: 1:47-35:04Outro: 35:05-35:59

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