Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford airs LIVE every Sunday from 3-4 PM (Pacific Time) on Orange County's No. 1 Community Radio Station 101.5 KOCI-FM! Hosted by sports radio personality Alex Crawford, Sports Sunday covers local, regional, and national sports through an Orange County lens.
Howard Croom joins the show once again in the absence of Annie O'Donnell to talk some prime tennis content— but don't worry, the Sports Sunday duo has 45 minutes of uninterrupted NFL coverage, including Sam Holt's "Fantasy Football Fix" immediately after the Big 3 at 3. Also, at the end of the first hour, Chris puts the Tom Brady GOAT discussion to bed for once, and for all.
Fantasy football analyst Samantha Holt joins Sports Sunday for the first edition of "Fantasy Football Fix" on KOCI. Updates, analysis and debate are just the beginning— Sam Holt will win you your league! Follow along and take notes, Sam will be live on 101.5 FM KOCI every Sunday at 3:45 p.m. (PDT) with the latest in fantasy football.
Sam Holt of DrRoto.com and the Fantasy Debate Podcast blesses the KOCI airwaves with professional commentary on fantasy football draft strategy, players to keep an eye on, and busts to avoid. Don't land a premium QB? No problem. Chris, Annie, and Sam discuss who you can get late in your draft with no strings attached.
Sports betting has become one of the most popular pastimes in America, but WagerLab brings a completely unique and innovative approach to the industry with its California-legal peer-to-peer system. Listen to William Labanowski explain the endless possibilities of WagerLab, the future of social sports betting. Download WagerLab on iOS and Android today!
A Newport Harbor High School alumni makes it to the major leagues, the 2021 NBA Hall of Fame class looks stout, and USC lets fans down yet again. After "Stock Up, Stock Down," Chris and Howie breakdown Scherzer's near-perfect game; where he threw an immaculate inning and his 3,000th strikeout in the same outing. To end the show, the Sports Sunday duo plays their favorite game: "This-or-That."
Naomi Osaka shakes the foundation of the tennis world with her announcement to step away from the sport, the Dodgers play an immensely important game against the Giants today, and the Sports Sunday NFL predictions begin with an elaborate division-by-divison analysis of the NFC. At the 45 minute mark, Sam Holt, analyst from DrRoto.com and host of the Fantasy Debate Podcast, joins the show to give KOCI listers the edge in their rapidly approaching Fantasy Football Drafts.
In the latter-half of a NFL-heavy show, Annie and Chris go division by division predicting the leaders of the AFC. After a very informative interview from William Labanowski of WagerLab sports betting, the Sports Sunday Crew wraps up the show with their NFL award predictions on the eve of the 2021 regular season.
Team Cap, or Iron Man? College Football or NFL? This-or-That is back! After that, Annie and Chris bring their weekly stocks in "Stock Up, Stock Down." To end the show, the Sports Sunday crew reviews ongoing or concluded QB battles, and discusses more fantasy football draft strategy.
Okay, sometimes we all get carried away. This time, it was just Annie and Chris doing what they love most: talking Dodgers baseball until the top of the hour. From debating the SportsNet LA crew to Will Smith's arrival as a top catcher in the league, Sports Sunday on KOCI covers all baseball corners in the first hour.
Football season is on the horizon! But before Sports Sunday starts 21+ weeks of in-depth football (and fantasy) coverage, the KOCI Crew has to go over Miguel Cabrera joining the 500 Club, Sha'Carri Richardson getting left in the dust, the top-5 uniforms in all of sports, and a couple takes on Stock Up, Stock Down. Also, Sunset League football is here! in the last half-hour of the show, Dan Albano of the OC Register briefs our listeners on the exciting high school football season that's just kicked off this week.
Dan Albano (@ocvarsityguy) joins the show to give his Sunset League football predictions, explain how coronavirus-effected games will be ruled, and reminisce about how far Orange County football has come over the past couple decades— all of this and more on the eve of the 2021 Fall athletic season!
A Major League Baseball-heavy segment this hour; Ohtani vs. Vladdy, Trout update, Dodgers head back East, and Rob Manfred does something right?? Annie O'Donnell and Chris Bibona break down the "Field of Dreams" Game, where the White Sox and Yankees battled it out until the last frame. At the end of the segment, Sports Sunday goes in-depth dissecting Trevor Bauer and his decision to break his silence for the first time since being put on administrative leave amidst a sexual assault investigation.
Who are you taking with the first pick in your Fantasy draft? What Quarterback had the best NFL debut this week? Who's the better two-way player: Bo or Prime Time? Who is going to be the face of the NBA in 5 years? Chris Bibona and Annie O'Donnell have you covered on Sports Sunday on KOCI.
At the top of the hour, Lee Feinswog joins the show to talk USA Women's Volleyball, only to be followed by a heated debate about the Dodgers; subject matter including Cody Bellinger, Kenley Jansen, and Corey Seager. The Sports Sunday Duo then plays This-or-That (self explanatory), and ends the show with a breakdown of breakout Bills QB Josh Allen and his huge contract.
Too much sports to keep track of? No problem. Chris Bibona and Annie O'Donnell tackle the biggest news in the athletic world; from Spain to Tokyo, all the way back to L.A.-- the KOCI Crew covers Messi, the Olympics, USA Basketball, and NBA free agency all in 60 minutes!
Joining Sports Sunday from two time zones away, Lee Feinswog of Volleyball Magazine delivers the most in-depth recap and analysis of the USA Women's Volleyball gold medal runs in both indoor and beach v-ball. April Ross, Alix Klineman, Jordan Thompson, and all the other USA gold medalists get the credit they deserve in this post-Olympics interview!
SB Nation Lakers beat writer and friend of the show Harrison Faigen joins the Sports Sunday to talk about the Russell Westbrook acquisition, the Lakers' biggest needs heading into free agency, and of course, Space Jam 2: A New Legacy. Don't miss this interview with one of the best beat writers around!
Chris Bibona and Annie O'Donnell are joined by Bill Perkins of topfanrivalry.com to discuss all things Tokyo 2020; breaking down our favorite events and athletes in this year's Olympic Games. After the Big 3 at 3, the Sports Sunday crew produces the most in-depth discussion about Simon Biles and her decision to drop out of several gymnastic events due to the "twisties." After a thought provoking discussion about Biles, Bill Perkins adds his insight into the most busy MLB Trade Deadline of all time, with special emphasis on our Boys In Blue!
Harrison Faigen of SB Nation joins the show to talk about the Lakers, with emphasis on the Russell Westbrook acquisition. After some basketball banter, the KOCI crew resumes talks about the Dodgers; posing the question: who is the most clutch Dodgers hitter? With the NFL weeks away, Chris Bibona and Annie O'Donnell discuss the biggest headlines in football, with Aaron Rodgers' electric press conference highlighted brightest.
The Sports Sunday duo of Chris Bibona and Annie O'Donnell have plenty to tackle in today's show; first they discuss the NHL expansion draft, as well as the amateur hockey draft coming up this Friday. Then, after the Big 3 at 3, the team breakdown all of the noteworthy news in Major League Baseball; including trade rumors, injury reports, and other notables post All-Star Game. After an exclusive interview with Head Coach of Estancia Football Mike Bargas, Annie and Chris have some fun and draft an all-time greatest rock band at the end of the show. Don't miss this jam-packed episode of Sports Sunday-- live every week on 101.5 KOCI FM.
Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the Estancia Eagles in Costa Mesa, Mike Bargas joins the show to talk about his football team's upcoming season. Bargas, who has led the Eagles for 17 years, talks about the type of preparation his guys do during such an unprecedented time, the brightest stars on his roster, what to expect out of the Eagles; as well as his favorite football movie and who he thinks is the greatest NFL QB of all time. All of this and more in an exclusive Sports Sunday on KOCI interview!
It's the "Weekend of Champions," and we're covering everything on this week's edition of Sports Sunday! Italy wins the Euros, McGregor breaks his leg, Ashleigh Barty and Novak Djokovic win at Wimbledon, and the TB Lightning win the Stanley Cup; all of that covered and more, on 101.5 FM KOCI. Brook Smith from Dodgers Nation joins the show at 15', and Howard Croom calls in to talk about "Sunset Rewind at an hour-thirty.
Arash Markazi joins the show to talk all things LA sports-- starting with the Clippers. We discuss the probability that the Clippers come from behind again, whether or no Paul George can be a leader, and also discuss a bit of LA Kings hockey before closing the interview with some Dodgers discussion. Don't miss this exclusive interview with Sports Sunday on KOCI, 101.5 FM.
Another loaded show on Sports Sunday! In the peak of sports events worldwide, Chris Bibona and Annie O'Donnell touch base on the MLB, NBA, NHL, College World Series, European Championship, and even have time to debate the top-3 sports movies of all-time, as well as the greatest 4th of July dishes. Arash Markazi also joins the show to talk about everything LA sports; Dodgers, Clippers, Kings, and more! Don't miss this exciting episode, recorded live on 101.5 FM KOCI!
This Father's Day is an optimal day to talk sports! The NBA Playoffs, Stanley Cup semi-finals, and US Open are in full swing; across the pond, the Euro 2020 championship is closing out its group stage, and the college world series is off with a bang! At the 45 minute mark, we rank a new top-5 NBA players list, and also dive in-depth analyzing the NBA playoffs thus far. To end the show, we pay homage to our dads on Father's Day by recalling our favorite sports related memory with them.
Joining Sports Sunday for an exclusive local interview-- Willa Rath from NHHS's Girls' Basketball CIF Championship squad. After a historic win, Willa talks about the trials and tribulations of the COVID-19 season, what contributed to the team's success, and the best restaurants in the Newport-Mesa area!
SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT! Annie O'Donnell and Chris Bibona try their best to juggle the PGA Championship, NBA Playoffs, Dodgers-Giants series, and HUGE NFL news. Former Mayor of Costa Mesa Gary Monahan joins the show to talk NL West rivalry, and the hosts rank the hardest sports in athletics. Don't miss this exclusive episode with a ton of local news!
Annie O'Donnell and Chris Bibona join forces to deliver two hours of quality sports content; covering NBA Hall of Fame Weekend, the Lakers, and Dodgers. At the hour-fifteen mark, we have some fun and draft a starting 9 for baseball with a pool of US Presidents. After that, we talk Trevor Bauer, Clayton Kershaw, and the current state of the Boys in Blue.
George Bissell of NBC Sports Edge joins Sports Sunday all the way from Rhode Island to talk baseball! From the most surprising starts in the MLB this year, the Albert Pujols release, all the way to breakout stars, Bissell has everything covered in this exclusive Sports Sunday on KOCI interview!
Annie O'Donnell, Jack Blackman, and Chris Bibona come together for a jam-packed two hours of sports discussion and debate. Things get chippy as the trio discuss the Freeway series between the LA Angels and Dodgers, NBC Sports Edge Writer George Bissell joins the show to talk baseball, and as always, an update is given on the Dodgers, who are struggling heavily. In the second hour, the three hosts determine the fate of all QBs taken in the 2021 NFL Draft, marking them starter, or shadow to a mentoring QB. To close out the episode, they preview an NBA-heavy segment for next show.
Joining Sports Sunday to talk all things Los Angeles sports, award winning journalist, and current writer and reporter for NBC LA, Michael J. Duarte. From Chargers to Rams, Kings (hockey) to Dodgers, and finally Lakers, Duarte takes the OC airways through the cycle of everything relevant in LA sports. Don't miss one of the best interviews in Sports Sunday's catalog!
Post-NFL Draft, Chris Bibona and Annie O'Donnell get to grade each team's draft performance (A-F). After class ends, the Sports Sunday duo plays a little game where they "redraft" a franchise given the complete NFL player pool. This episode also features two interviews; NBCLA's Michael J. Duarte joins the show to talk all things LA sports, and former Sports Sunday host Alex Crawford catches up with the crew, talking about being the Voice of Newport Harbor High School.
For the second time on Sports Sunday, Lakers Beat Writer Harrison Faigen joins the show to talk Lakers Basketball. Faigen updates on AD's return, LeBron's injury progression, the top-5 Lakers of all time, and LA's playoff picture. Don't miss this extremely informative interview with SB Nation's Harrison Faigen on Sports Sunday!
Annie O'Donnell and Chris Bibona keep the OC airwaves entertained with an absolutely packed 2-hour show. Dodgers-Padres rivalry, NFL draft predictions, and the European Soccer "Super League" are all discussed this week, as well as other Sports Sunday staples; Stock Up, Stock Down, and The Spice Rack. Don't miss the exclusive interview with SB Nation Lakers Beat Writer Harrison Faigen at the 45-minute mark!
Annie O'Donnell, Howard Croom and Chris Bibona join forces to talk the most prevalent stories in the sports world. Co-creator of topfanrivalry.com Bill Perkins calls in to talk Jackie Robinson, Dodgers history, and Padres-Dodgers rivalry. After 40 minutes of Dodgers discussion, we play the Hall of Fame Game, where we induct someone into their respective HoF, but have to kick an existing member out. At the one-hour mark, we talk a ton of NBA, as well as our Sports Sunday originals; Stock Up, Stock Down, and the Spice Rack.
NHHS Football team captain, wide receiver, and baseball infielder James Crowell joins the show to discuss his experiences as a dual sport athlete competing in multiple sports simultaneously. Chris Bibona's former teammate explains his training process, favorite memories, and future in this hyper-local Sports Sunday interview.
On our first show back since Easter break, former Sailing Team Captain Jack Blackman joins the show to fill in for Howard Croom. Annie, Chris and Jack discuss Joe Musgrove's no-hitter, the Tatis injury, and add some March Madness recap in the opening segment. Next, we have some surprise callers urging for Giants and Dodger talk, before we debate the Paul Pierce scandal, the future of Barstool Sports, and the ethos of crude sports media. At 3:45, NHHS Football captain and wide receiver James Crowell joins the show to talk about his experience playing two sports in one season during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sports Sunday Trio closes the show with recap of the Dodger's season so far.
Three hosts join the show in-studio to talk the most prevalent topics in the sports world, as Annie O'Donnell makes her Sports Sunday debut. On the eve of MLB Opening Day, we preview the Dodgers, Angels, as well as other notable ball clubs. After some baseball talk, we recap the biggest moves from the NBA trade deadline-- in addition to updating our playoff picture.
Chris Bibona puts on both hats of producer and host, as him and former OSU tight end Howard Croom carry the torch of Sports Sunday on KOCI. The show opens with a discussion over the LeBron James injury, and what that could mean for the Lakers. At the half hour, March Madness is the spotlight of the discussion- with Evan Mobley as an area of emphasis. Last but not least, we discuss the HUGE NFL free agency signings, and have a side-tangent about rising NBA star LaMelo Ball.
What a ride it has been. Just over 1 year ago, Alex Crawford joined forces with Chris Bibona to produce one of KOCI's only sports radio shows: Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford. In the last episode with Crawford hosting, the crew discusses college hoops, NBA predictions, our greatest hot takes, and finally, our favorite Sports Sunday memories. This has been Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford, stay tuned for Sports Sunday on KOCI with Chris Bibona hosting from here on out.
The Sports Sunday Trio talks a lot of football in this hour, as head coach of NHHS football Peter Lofthouse joins the show. Pac-12 schedule and predictions are given, and Chris' Question makes the crew think back. Don't miss this exciting episode of Sports Sunday!
Sports Sunday opens with the news of the Balboa Fun Zone's plot going for sale. After the crew discusses that local issue, retired NFL official Laird Hayes joins the show to talk about the state of officiating in professional sports in an exciting interview. Also, each host brings something they are investing or dropping in the the sports world in "Stock Up, Stock Down."
Ex-NFL official Laird Hayes joins the show to give his expert opinion on the status of referees in today's sports. With a breakdown of referee interaction with media, as well as the history of instant replay, this interview will open your eyes to a side of professional sports you've never seen.
An NBA-heavy hour of Sports Sunday! Are NBA "nerds" ruining the game of basketball? Can people watch the NBA for the stats? Should refs be held accountable for in-game mistakes? All of these questions and more answered in this exciting hour of Sports Sunday.
Ron Gladnick joins the show to talk about the success of the "#LetThemPlay" movement, the progress in returning high school athletes to competition, and what to look forward to in the saga of coronavirus vs. local athletics. Don't miss this moving interview from one of the most influential people in getting high school sports back!
Steve Fryer joins the show to talk a TON of high school sports, with an emphasis on football. Contingency plans, coronavirus thresholds, and predictions are all packed into one of the most informative interviews featured on Sports Sunday yet!
NFL blockbuster trades, questionable decisions by MLB management, and the NBA all-star game are discussed right at the top of the hour. Later, the Sports Sunday Trio debates the Anthony Edwards dunk, and what highlights like this mean for the game of basketball. After "Stock Up, Stock Down," the crew talks about some interesting bucket list items!
Two guests join the show; The OC Register's Steve Fryer, and Torrey Pines High School football coach Ron Gladnick to talk the return of high school athletics, local football bureaucracy, and more! At the end of the show, Chris poses a NBA related question to the crew. Don't miss one of the most informative episodes to date!