Weeknights on ESPN Radio, Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz take you through the night’s action and dive into the big sports topics, with guests that are in the know… Spain & Fitz, airing live 7-9PM eastern. Those conversations and some unique podcast content can be found here in each night’s episode of the Spain & Fitz podcast.
Solo Spain on this Monday night. She talks playoff races after another wild weekend in the NFL. USA Today's Jori Epstein shares the latest on the Cowboys' COVID issues and Jeff Passan talks big signings in baseball as the lockout deadline nears. MNF pits the Seahawks vs. WFT, Rams diehard, actor Taran Killam, joins to talk his team's recent struggles, Lincoln Riley goes to USC, Good Take/Hot Take and Mike Golic Jr joins to discuss the breaking news of Brian Kelly leaving Notre Dame for LSU.
Both Spain & Fitz's struggling football teams play Thursday, so… Happy Thanksgiving? Holiday makeovers for your favorite teams, Better or Worse pits Spain v Fitz, NFL Week 12 with Mina Kimes & rivalry week traditions talk with Spencer Hall. Plus Five Pick Friday on a Wednesday, turkey tips and more!
Courtney Cronin in for Fitz, she and Spain talk Giants OC Jason Garrett's firing and the awkward handling of Bears coach Matt Nagy's tenuous employment. Quickies covers the Jets QB issues, Taysom Hill's new deal and more, plus new CFP Rankings drop--Jason Fitz drops by to discuss Cincinnati cracking the top four. A mac 'n cheese debate, weird local Thanksgiving foods, Geno Auriemma's post-loss comments and Myron Medcalf on early favorites in men's college hoops. Former Bears WR Tom Waddle talks about Nagy and the Bears' disappointing season and a cranberry and pickle pie that has folks threatening Utah's statehood.
Spain talks another weird week in the NFL with top teams taking Ls, asks listeners about their Thanksgiving traditions and picks the middle-of-the-pack NFL teams to keep an eye on. Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne joins to talk his team's success while The Ringer's Kevin Clark tries to make sense of bad losses for the Titans, Bills and Cowboys. Fitz joins to break down his new NFL power ranking committee, Quickies covers OSU v. MSU, LeBron's suspension and Baker Mayfield's unwise comments and Good Take/Hot Take dives into Jalen Hurts, Green Bay's loss and more.
Spain and Fitz talk about a big weekend in the NWSL with the Championship game Saturday, Amari Cooper missing a big Chiefs/Cowboys match-up, what we learned from the Pats beatdown of the Falcons and a fun Cam Newton presser solidifies his return to Carolina. The Athletic's Meg Linehan joins to talk Red Stars-Spirit in the NWSL Final, Spain and Fitz check the pulse on their Bears and Raiders fandom and Bill Barnwell talks the biggest stories in the NFL. The return of Fitz's Little Bits breaks down the weekend in college football, the Blazers' CJ McCollum talks Portland's start and his Browns fandom and Spain and Fitz make their weekend football picks in Five Pick Friday.
Spain and Fitz talk Thursday Night Football between the Falcons and Patriots and a big decision for the Browns at QB -- Aaron Goldhammer joins to discuss. Quickies covers Antonio Brown causing drama again, a change to the WNBA playoff format and MLB MVPs. Packers WR Allen Lazard joins to talk the team's success and Aaron Rodgers' vaccination lie, a few of the biggest NFL match-ups of Week 11 and Game Changers with NWHL player, Kings scout and ESPN NHL reporter Blake Bolden. Plus, Spain calls out Fitz on his S.B. B.S.
Spain and Fitz talk about the Warriors' big win over the Nets, MVP chants for Steph and a big slate of NBA games. NBC Sports Chicago host (and friend of the show) Jason Goff joins to break down the Bulls' success and former New England TE Jermaine Wiggins talks about the surging Patriots. Spain and Fitz discuss the strange selection committee standards in college football, do NFL Quickies, chat with Ramona Shelburne about the NBA's best and worst starts and make their picks for the best team in the NFL heading into Week 12. And terrible wedding songs make an appearance.
Spain starts the show by declaring what she knows--and doesn't know--about the NFL through Week 10, then welcomes Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson on to talk Baker Mayfield, the Chiefs and more. Lindsay Thiry chats Rams ahead of Monday Night Football, Fitz joins for Good Take/Hot Take, a Red Stars victory lap and Raiders' postmortem. Plus, Overreactions or Fair Reactions to Week 10 and what we can surmise from Aaron Rodgers' emotional reaction to Sunday's win.
Spain and Fitz talk Cam Newton signing with Carolina and Odell Beckham Jr choosing the Rams, then former NFL GM Scott Pioli joins to give his take on the moves. A Michigan drinking tale leads to an Arby's vodka conversation that can't be missed, Jamison Hensley talks the Ravens and Thursday Night Football, Molly Cotton gives the local perspective on Cam's return, D'Marco Farr on the Rams adding OBJ and The Athletic's Trey Kerby on the Bulls, Bucks and more NBA. Plus, Spain and Fitz make their NFL weekend picks.
Spain and Fitz break down Nikola Jokic's suspension and the ensuing beef between Jokic's brothers and the NBA's Morris twins, asking you: Who ya got? Fitz rants about the CFP rankings, the LA Times' Bill Plaschke joins the show to talk about his new book, and NFL Quickies covers Dalvin Cook, Aaron Rodgers and the Jets' QB situation. Jags LB Josh Allen talks his big game versus the *other* Josh Allen, the NFL's Sam Rapoport on her new podcast, Scottie Pippen continues his ill-advised media tour and a Tonya Harding-esque soccer story you won't believe.
Upsets, baby, upsets! Spain tries to pick up the pieces of a wild NFL weekend and The Ringer's Kevin Clark joins to help sort out who's good, who's bad & who's still a mystery. Jeff Dickerson and Brooke Pryor talk Bears and Steelers before a Monday Night Football match-up and the latest edition of "It Could've Have Been Worse." Then Jason Fitz joins for Good Take Hot Take, Quickies & an attempt to check in on the NFL at the halfway point that goes terribly, terribly wrong.
Spain and Fitz welcome Aaron Rodgers to the show's Clown Car and talk about his interview on the Pat McAfee Show, plus the biggest NFL match-ups of the weekend. Tim Bontemps joins to discuss the Sixers, Lakers and Grizzlies and Titans CB Elijah Molden on his big pick last week and adjusting to life as an NFL player. Spain and Fitz do Quickies and Five Pick Friday and then an digital-only After-Party with country superstar Chris Young and the hosts of the new podcast, "The Rumor," about Cal RIpken Jr, Kevin Costner and that pesky rumor that just won't die...
Spain and Fitz talk the Suns allegations with reporter Baxter Holmes, plus an opportunity for Jordan Love and the Packers, Mike Wells on the Colts & their TNF meeting with the Jets, Bill Barnwell on the biggest surprises in the NFL at the near-halfway point & a look back at the show's preseason NFL division picks.
Spain and Fitz react to the Aaron Rodgers news, celebrate the Braves' World Series win, talk Odell and the Browns... and Watson not getting traded. Plus, Jason Wilde with the local perspective on Rodgers, Vic Tafur on Henry Ruggs III... and CollegeFootballNews.com's Pete Fiutak on the first CFP rankings.
Spain talks about a Halloween Sunday of tricks and treats for NFL teams and World Series foes, chats NFL news of the day--injuries, a trade and a star stepping away, talks about the Astros comeback win over the Braves with Jessica Mendoza and previews Monday Night Football with 810 WHB's Todd Leabo. Fitz joins the show to chat with former NFL GM Randy Mueller, discuss his wacky Halloween weekend, play a little "Good Take, Hot Take" and preview the CFP committee's first rankings.
We're getting set for a huge Thursday night game between the Cardinals and Packers, but people are still talking about Aaron Rodgers's future. Fitz isnt happy that we're having that discussion. Plus, getting set for Game 3 of the World Series and a big weekend of college football. We're joined by former MLB catcher JP Arencibia and Bengals LB Logan Wilson.
Spain breaks down a Sad Sunday for most of the crew, talking Bears, Chiefs and Eagles losses, plus NFL news of the day--a trade, a superstar who could miss Thursday Night Football and more. Randy Mueller joins to talk Saints-Seahawks MNF, the Chiefs' woes, plus the AFC and NFC leaders thus far. Fitz joins for the second hour to talk NFL with Bill Barnwell, get a World Series preview from Will Middlebrooks and play "Stay or Go" on the biggest sports headlines and "Good Take Hot Take" on NFL opinions.
Spain and Fitz react to the Bears besting Fitz's Raiders, Gruden out and the NFL fallout. Plus Kyrie's latest spin & Ben Simmons reports. Emily Kaplan talks NHL, Alden Gonzalez on MLB, LaChina Robinson on WNBA Finals Game 2 & Ramona Shelburne on NBA!
Spain and Fitz get ya ready for Thursday Night Football between the Bucs and the Eagles & talk Dodgers-Giants Game 5 with Tim Kurkjian. Plus, they recap a wild WNBA Finals Game 2 and talk about Kyrie Irving's IG live. And: Weird college football, NFL Quickies & the duo's early NFL picks for the weekend.
Spain handles the first hour, recapping a Bucs win for Brady and a divisional dub for her Bears, and previewing MNF between the Chargers and Fitz's Raiders with The Athletic's Daniel Popper. Baseball writer Scott Miller joins to discuss MLB madness, plus "It Could've Been Worse" showcases folks who had the worst weekend. Plus, Sunday Surprises, "Good Take, Hot Take," we all learn a little about Jack Handey and Fitz does the show in facepaint, a giant chain and eleventy pieces of Raiders flair.
Spain and Fitz take you through the biggest games of the NFL's Week 4 slate, talk about which teams and players are in the Pressure Cooker and ask which of your favorite players were the toughest to see come back in a different uniform. The Ringer's Shea Serrano joins to to talk WNBA playoffs and Ben Simmons, Spain vents about the NWSL strife and Fitz eliminates two more teams in MLB Bachelor. Tim Kurkjian talks MLB wild card races, Adam Rittenberg on the biggest college football games of the weekend and Bill Barnwell on rookie QBs and Brady v. Belichick. Plus, our picks!
Spain and Fitz get ya ready for Thursday Night Football and the WNBA semis, talk the best of the Week 4 NFL match-ups and Spain vents about the Bears' brutal Week 3 loss. Seth Wickersham joins to talk about his new book "It's Better To Be Feared" and the Brady-Belichick match-up we're all looking forward to this weekend, plus a new occupant joins the Spain and Fitz "Clown Car." CBS Sports' Will Middlebrooks talks MLB's wild finish, Fitz on a tough match-up for his Raiders this weekend and Drew Bledsoe joins to talk Brady-Belichick and the rookie QBs. Plus, an after-party chat with softball legend Cat Osterman on her recent retirement, Athletes Unlimited and what's next.
Jason Fitz flying solo on a Friday Spain & Fitz. Fitz reacts to Sam Darnold and the Panthers' victory over the Texans...and has some things to say to Jets fans. Lindsay Jones, Trevor Matich, & Joe Fortenbaugh stop by to preview the weekend's game in CFB and NFL. Plus, tons of callers weigh in on what games they're excited about and Fitz takes us behind the scenes of the show.
Matt (don't call him Mac) Jones hanging with Fitz tonight. The guys talk about the Panthers/Texans matchup, the MLB playoff chase, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and if there's any other good college football teams other than Alabama and Georgia. Joining the show: Baltimore Ravens FB Pat Ricard, Bobby Rosinski/ESPN Charlotte, Texans Reporter Sarah Barshop, and Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones on the night the WNBA Playoffs start.
Vegas WR Henry Ruggs III kicks off the show, talking about the Raiders' 2-0 start, Spain and Fitz discuss the big QB news in Chicago and Miami facing Las Vegas without Tua. Monica McNutt breaks down the WNBA playoffs and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crudup joins to discuss season two of "The Morning Show." Spain and Fitz talk injured QBs and a setback for Ben Roethlisberger, react to Doc Rivers' comments on Ben Simmons and discuss CFP expansion being put on pause. Jessica Mendoza joins to talk playoff baseball, Iman Shumpert talks about his successful "Dancing with the Stars" debut, Spain and Fitz talk unbeaten teams likely to lose and winless teams like to win and then an early edition of Five Pick Friday!
What did Spain and Fitz learn from MNF, Aaron Rodgers' comments (and hair!) & what's next for Ben Simmons & the Sixers? The Chicago Sky's Allie Quigley on their playoff opener Thursday and Bill Barnwell on the first two weeks of NFL action. A round of Good Take Hot Take, the "Jury's Out" NFL teams and Chris Singleton on MLB playoff races.
It's a VICTORY MONDAY for Spain and Fitz! Solo Spain for the first hour, she shares her Bouncebacks & Surprises in NFL Week 2, talks to Denver Guard Dalton Risner about the Broncos' 2-0 start and previews MNF with the Packers and Lions with Jason Wilde and Eric Woodyard. Then Fitz joins for a Monday celebration talking the Bears and Raiders wins, recapping some bad weekends in It Could've Been Worse and breaking down the Week 2 NFL takes with a round of Good Take, Hot Take.
Spain and Fitz react to the WFT's last-second win over the Giants, make an important show announcement about nipples, fingers and eyebrows and decide whether to snitch or not snitch. NFL gambling talk, MLB playoff races, a mess for Starling Marte and reasons why the Orioles keep beating the Yankees--wrong answers only. NFL quickies covers injuries, former NFL tight end Julius Thomas breaks down the weekend's slate of games and Spain and Fitz make their Five Pick Friday picks. Plus, the debut of a new segment: FITZ'S LITTLE BIIIIIITS!
It's a (surprise!) Solo Spain tonight! Spain gets ya ready for the Thursday Night Football match-up between the Giants and WFT with Jordan Raanaan and the Washington Post's Jerry Brewer, plus Mina Kimes joins to talk all things NFL. Spain breaks down Eagles/Niners and Bart Scott making a bet no one asked him to, plus Mahomes v. Jackson in a highly anticipated week two game. Game Changers with new Bucks play-by-play analyst Lisa Byington and Tag Team joins the show! Plus the bands you wish you'd seen at their peak and the QBs with the worst situations in the NFL.
Spain and Fitz ask who needs a Week 2 win the most in the NFL, react to injury updates across the league and pit Spain's horse impression against Orlovsky's dog impression. LaChina Robinson joins to talk about the upcoming WNBA playoffs, Spain and Fitz address the alleged equal pay offered to the USWNT and the fearless gymnasts who spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee about Larry Nassar on Wednesday. Field Yates talks fantasy football and Week One wins in the NFL, Spain and Fitz talk MLB playoff celebrations and what's next for USC football, Jim Nagy assesses the debuts of the NFL's rookie QBs and Spain offers words of wisdom about the Bears' QB situation.
Fitz recaps a wild night in Vegas, the two talk about this biggest Good & Bad Surprises from week one of the NFL and former NFL CB Darius Butler shares his thoughts on Daniel Jones, the Packers and Titans' losses and more. Jess Mendoza talks MLB playoff races and MVP battles, Fitz eliminates five more teams in MLB Bachelor, "After The Horn" on Shohei v. Vlad Jr and some thoughts on injuries and COVID touching the NFL. Plus, Spain's dog vomits in the middle of the show.
Courtney Cronin in for Jason Fitz, but we check in with him live from Allegiant Stadium in Vegas ahead of Raiders/Ravens on Monday Night Football. Spain and Cronin talk about Week One in the NFL--the Good Takes and Hot Takes from fellow analysts, a rough start for the NFC North and the bright spots in the losing efforts of rookie QBs. Plus, It Could've Been Worse highlights folks who had the worst weekend, The Athletic's Matt Schneidman talks a tough start for the Packers and Dan Graziano on Week One overreactions.
Jason Fitz solo tonight. Fitz talks about the first big NFL Weekend and the teams under the most pressure. Fitz also has a message for Cowboys fans - you're going to be fine! Plus, a look ahead to an important weekend in baseball. We're joined by ESPN Radio College Gameday co-host Trevor Matich, Cleveland broadcaster Greg Brinda, and former White Sox 1B Paul Konerko.
Spain & Fitz talk Week One of CFB and CollegeFootballNews.Com's Pete Fiutak discusses who's up & who's down in the AP Poll. NFL talk with Charles Robinson, who weighs in on Saquon, Kyler and Kliff, Stafford in LA and more. The duo recap the Spain & Fitz fantasy draft, react to draft grades from fantasy expert Field Yates and talk MLB Hall of Fame and wild card races with Tim Kurkjian. Plus, Good Take/Hot Take with the season predictions of NFL execs.
Spain and Fitz talk Week One of CFB, Fitz's weekend co-host Harry Douglas joins to discuss, and they get into plans for the last Sunday without NFL football. They do some "Don't Hold Us To It" NFL season predictions, Fitz talks about the magic of MNF in Vegas and planning begins for the show's trip to Sin City for Bears/Raiders. And Jeff Darlington talks the biggest stories in the NFL, the show discovers "McCorkle Jones" and Mina Kimes joins to talk about her piece on Justin Herbert.
Spain and Fitz talk about the different approaches from Urban Meyer & Bill Belichick when talking vaccinations affecting roster decisions, plus the Week One NO/GB match-up moving to Jacksonville. Patrick McEnroe gives his insights on the US Open, Drew Magary discusses his new book, about his near-fatal brain injury, and tells Spain and Fitz why the Bears and Raiders suck. Plus, who's under pressure in the NFL this year, where's Cam Newton headed & Buster Olney.
Spain and Fitz talk Javy Baez v. Mets fans, the Pats & Niners QB battles, Carson Wentz in COVID protocol & whether Minshew Mania is headed for PA. Plus two rounds of NFL Quickies and they Go Campin' with WDAE's Pat Donovan and the Bucs, Arizona Sports 98.7's Vince Marotta and the Cardinals & ESPN's Mike Rothstein and the Falcons.
Ian Fitzsimmons in for Jason Fitz, he and Spain celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Pearl Jam's "Ten," talk Jameis Winston being named QB1 in New Orleans, college football getting underway and chat with Andraya Carter about Michelob Ultra's $100million committment to women's sports and female athletes. Spain talks Olympic glory with bronze medal sprinter Gabby Thomas and the show goes camping with Jamison Hensley and the Ravens and Jake Trotter and the Browns. Plus, Quickies, your favorite tracks from "Ten" and your top traditions during football season.
Spain and Fitz talk the big NFL news of the day--Cam Newton back to practice and COVID cases hit the Bills, Titans and Bucs--and Go Camping with Jeff Legwold and the Broncos and Turron Davenport and the Titans. They talk to Jeff Passan about the biggest stories in baseball and Fitz cuts five more teams in Major League Baseball Bachelor. Elle Duncan joins for a therapy session about her favorite teams, Spain and Fitz talk about a movie poll they refuse to take part in and the listener member of the show fantasy league is selected.
Ian Fitzsimmons fills in for Jason Fitz, he and Spain talk about the big QB1 announcements in the NFL, plus Joe Burrow seeing time in the preseason and what to make of the College Football Alliance. Monica McNutt joins to talk WNBA with the playoffs approaching and a Nod to the Pod features a Paralympic superstar's moving story. Seth Wickersham talks about his Matthew Stafford Cover Story, Spain and Fitzsimmons "sit or start" all the rookie QBs and the show Goes Camping with Marcel Louis-Jacques and the Bills and Mike Reiss and the Patriots. Quickies touches on the Bucks, Yankees, Orioles and Serena Williams, plus Spain and Fitzsimmons marvel over the mind-blowing drone work on "Hard Knocks."
Spain and Fitz talk about the College Football Alliance and what it means for the future of the game, plus Mike Golic Jr joins to explain why a good NFL offensive line is hard to find. NFL Quickies covers QB battles and a season-ending injury for a big-name rookie and Fitz's fantasy league draft gets upended by a sore loser. Rob Demovsky takes Spain and Fitz camping with the Packers and Adam Teicher breaks down Chiefs camp, plus the Paralympics get underway tonight and JR Smith takes a new path...a cart path. And stick around for an After-Party with musician Jordan McGraw!
It's Spain.. and Fitz? Fitz struggles with the effects of Hurricane Henri (water-filled house, technical difficulties) but pops in throughout the show to talk NFL news - Cam's absence, the Trubisky revenge game, Justin Fields' wiser-than-his-years presser and more. Plus, two rounds of "Good Take, Hot Take," Spain goes campin' with Eric Woodyard and the Lions and the Athletic's Daniel Popper and the Chargers. Spain also gives a shoutout to some friends of the show who had Hall of Fame weekends and big returns to the court. Paula Lavigne on developments in a years-old tragedy at the U and Fitz gets some bad weiner-related news
Jason Fitz is back, Matt Jones in for Sarah tonight. They talk about the pressure on Bill Belichick to get the QB decisions right. The guys also discuss the Eagles trying to get their own QB situation squared away, and wonder why Draymond Green and Kevin Durant are wasting time blaming others for their issues. We go camping with ESPN 1530's Mo Egger (Bengals) and The Athletic's Michael-Shawn Dugar (Seahawks), and talk baseball with former big leaguer Will Middlebrooks.
It's the one-year anniversary of Spain and Fitz (Take Two!) & of course Jason Fitz isn't here. He might pop by tho... Courtney Cronin fills in, she and Spain talk NFL news of the day and Joel Embiid's big contract. Plus, a Nod to the Pod with Billie Jean King and Mina Kimes on Jamal Adams, Deshaun Watson and more NFL news. The ladies go camping with ESPN730's Molly Cotten and the Panthers and The Indy Star's Jim Ayello and the Colts. And Game Changers with SF Giants coach Alyssa Nakken.
Courtney Cronin fills in for Fitz as she and Spain talk rookie QB debuts, (helloooo Justin Fields!) and the latest on Dak Prescott, Jordan Love & the Saints QB battle. 1010XL's Mike Dempsey takes the ladies to Jaguars camp to talk Trevor Lawrence's first outing and Nick Wagoner shares the latest from Niners camp after Trey Lance's debut. The first edition of this season's "Good Take or Hot Take," plus Olympic superstars and medalists April Ross and Megan Rapinoe!
Courtney Cronin fills in for Fitz. She and Spain talk the return of Hard Knocks, tomorrow night's WNBA Commissioner's Cup, the latest QB news in Dallas and Indy and welcome investigative journalist Jessica Luther to talk about the shocking results of the investigation into Baylor football. Plus, USA Today's Jori Epstein takes you into Cowboys camp, Cronin breaks down the big news out of Vikings camp and a look ahead to the Field of Dreams MLB game with Jim Heavens, the mayor of Deyersville, and actor from the film Dwier Brown.
Spain and Fitz start with the biggest news of the day--Schwimmer and Aniston together in real life?!? They ask for the top TV couples you'd like to see dating, plus they rank the all-time greatest "Hard Knocks" moments as Season 16 gets set to premiere. "Byte Me" returns with sound from Dan Campbell, Mitch Trubisky and more, and Spain and Fitz go camping with Amie Just and the Saints and Sarah Barshop and the Texans. Plus "After The Horn" on building with Luka gets spicy & Olympic volleyball gold medalist Jordan Larson joins to talk taking gold in Tokyo.
Spain and Fitz talk about the end of the Tokyo Olympics and discuss their favorite moments, plus chat USA women's hoops dominance with Hall of Famer and former WNBA'r and Globetrotter Lynette Woodward. Quickies covers MLB news and Luka securing the bag, while former FSU and Packers standout LeRoy Butler talks about the passing of coach Bobby Bowden. Spain and Fitz go camping, checking in with Jordan Raanan at Giants camp and Rich Cimini at Jets camp, plus drama for the Seahawks, Packers and Ravens. And finally, if a hot dog made it with an apple pie, would ya eat it?
Get in the Clown Car, It's Fri-Yay! Spain and Fitz talk Josh Allen securing the bag, Kawhi heading back to the Clippers but drawing the ire of other players, an Olympics update on Allyson Felix, the A-Team and more. Plus, we unveil the name of our new doofus of the day segment and get weird in Sports Tinder! Olympic swimmer Abbey Weitzeil joins to talk taking home silver & bronze in Tokyo, Brandon Stokley on former teammates Peyton Manning and Edgerrin James going to the Hall of Fame and former NFL GM Randy Mueller on the biggest NFL news of the day.