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    363. A Tribute to Vin Scully

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 39:01

    Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully died on August 2, 2022. He was the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 seasons, beginning in 1950 when the franchise was located in Brooklyn, New York. He retired in 2016. His tenure is the longest of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history. He also called nationally televised football and golf for CBS from 1975-1982 and was NBC Sports' lead baseball play-by-play announcer from 1983 to 1989. In this episode, for the first time in 8 years, an interview between Seth and Scully from August 24th, 2014, is presented. That interview was part of the Mets Pre-Game Show on the Mets Radio Network. It has not aired anywhere since its initial broadcast in 2014. Following the Scully interview, National Baseball Hall of Fame President Josh Rawitch joined the podcast. Rawitch spent 15 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he served as Vice President of Communications, also overseeing the Community Relations department. He joined the Dodgers in 1995 and spent parts of five seasons in the marketing department before moving to Public Relations. He also spent 10 years with the Arizona Diamondbacks and also worked with MLB.COM before landing his current role with the Hall of Fame. With the Dodgers, he worked closely with Scully, sharing his unique insight into the man behind the microphone and his off-air persona. This episode is supported by Pristine Auction. Get $10 Off your first item won! Use Code FRIENDS when you sign up at https://www.pristineauction.com/register. Plus, be entered to win a signed Tyreek Hill Mini Helmet in a unique Sports with Friends giveaway. Vin Scully was 94.

    362. Former Hockey Player/Current Announcer Peter McNab

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 67:44

    One of Seth's early sports heroes, Peter McNab joins the show to discuss his extensive career. Peter played in the NHL between 1973 and 1987. He played for the Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, and ultimately, the New Jersey Devils. There he played for his father Max McNab, who was the team's general manager. Upon his retirement, he moved to the broadcast booth, where he called Devils' games from 1987-1995. Then, he moved to Colorado and became the TV analyst for the Colorado Avalanche since their move from Quebec in 1995. This episode covers his career but focuses on the Devils' stint as well as the early years of the Avalanche. Seth stated he began watching hockey with the Devils' first game, and Peter was instrumental in those formative years. McNab's first season in the booth was the year the Devils made the playoffs for the first time in their history and concluded with their first-ever Stanley Cup Championship. Furthermore, Seth covered the Avalanche from 1996-1998, intersecting with McNab once again. Peter has been battling cancer and has been continuing his role with the Avs 2022 Stanley Cup Championship (which not enough time in the podcast is spent on).

    361. NCAA College Realignment w/Andy Staples, The Athletic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 38:20

    With the recent announcement that USC and UCLA were moving from the PAC-12 to the Big 10, many questions were raised about the future of college football, and subsequently, college sports overall. Andy Staples has covered college football at the Athletic since 2019. He covered college football for Sports Illustrated from 2008-19. He also hosts "The Andy Staples Show,” a podcast available everywhere you can find this episode. He also can be found on Sirius/XM's College Sports Channel. Some questions were raised during this episode: Will other PAC-12 schools follow USC and UCLA? Will the SEC and Big 10 further evolve into super conferences with new revenue streams that other schools will not be able to compete with? Then, how will lower-tier schools and conferences compete in the national landscape? Where does Notre Dame fit into all this? How are streaming services the impetus behind major college conference realignment? Follow Andy on social media @Andy_Staples.

    360. Formula-E 2022 NYC E-Prix w/USA Driver Oliver Askew

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 34:31

    This episode was recorded on July 16-17th, 2022 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York at the site of the 2022 New York City E-Prix, Rounds 11 and 12 of Season 8 of the Formula-E Championship. Oliver Askew drives He currently competes for the Avalanche Andretti team. He is in his rookie season in Formula E. in the Formula E World Championship for Formula E. He is the 2019 Indy Lights champion. Growing up in Melbourne, Florida, Askew had many options to pursue his driving career. His journey did not take him to NASCAR but rather to this global circuit. Formula-E play-by-play announcer Jack Nicholls, who did Episode 208 of the podcast, rejoined the show to discuss Askew's place as an American in the Formula-E circuit. Also, André Lotterer of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, who was in Episode 345 of the show, discussed his recent announcement to leave electric racing to return to Endurance racing for Porsche.

    359. The Britney Griner Case in Russia w/ESPN's TJ Quinn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 50:00

    In February 2022, WNBA star Britney Griner was arrested and detained in Russia after she was stopped at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and accused by Russian authorities of having vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage. Last week, Griner told a Moscow court she would like to plead guilty to the charges, saying she had brought the vape cartridges into Russia unintentionally, explaining she had not meant to leave them in her bag. The Biden administration has classified Griner as “wrongfully detained” and American officials believe Russia seized her to use as bargaining chips with the United States. TJ Quinn is an Investigative Reporter/Senior Writer for ESPN. He has been covering the Griner case from the US since shortly after Griner's arrest became public. He has been on Sports with Friends twice previously. Once, to discuss his illustrious career (Episode 244). He also came back on to discuss his battle with Long Covid-19 (Episode 319).

    358. Rob Maaddi, Associated Press Lead NFL Reporter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 54:54

    For 20 years, Rob Maaddi covered both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies for the Associated Press. In 2021, he moved to a national role as an NFL writer. Now, as 2022 is close to getting underway, Maaddi is the new lead NFL reporter for the AP. In this episode, Maaddi discusses the differences between covering a team vs. an entire league. He discusses how meaningful relationships are in reporting, and how today's social media makes that problematic. On the NFL front, Maaddi discusses the Russell Wilson trade to Denver, the Deshaun Watson investigation, Nick Foles' legacy, and the new NFL Thursday Night Football package on Amazon Prime. Maaddi authored a book on the Eagles Super Bowl Championship entitled, “Birds of Pray: The Story of the Philadelphia Eagles' Faith, Brotherhood, and Super Bowl Victory.” Follow Rob on social media @RobMaaddi.

    357. Darren Rovell, Action Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 52:19

    Sports business reporter Darren Rovell works for the Action Network, an online gambling website, as well as takes part in collecting and other entrepreneurial ventures. He was one of the first journalists to join Twitter and has amassed 2 million Twitter followers. He successfully held two stints at ESPN and worked for CNBC & the NBC Sports Network in between. In this episode, Rovell explains his desire to be relevant, his start on social media, and his views on the ever-changing sports landscape. He discussed his start in journalism, and how he carved out a niche by covering sports business.

    356. 2022 US Open (Golf) Recap with SI.com's Bob Harig

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 45:02

    SI.com golf writer Bob Harig rejoined the podcast to discuss the results of the 2022 US Open in Brookline, Mass. At the Open, England's Matt Fitzpatrick won by 1 stroke over Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler for his first major title. The tournament took a turn on a wild 3rd round where the weather wreaked havoc on many scorecards. Overshadowing the conversation surrounding golf is the talk about the new LIV Tournament. Harig discusses the recent slew of golfers who have left the PGA to join LIV and the backlash they face. There is a discussion about the golf communities vilifying the golfers who join, and the moral ramifications of doing so. Harig's new book is entitled Tiger & Phil: Golf's Most Fascinating Rivalry. Order Tiger & Phil here: https://amzn.to/3vfIaxA Follow Bob on social media: @BobHarig.

    355. Sandy Clough, 104.3FM The FAN (Denver)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 70:05

    For nearly 30 years, Sandy Clough has ruled the sports radio airwaves in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado. Known for his strong opinions and incredible preparation, Clough has given his opinions first at KOA, and then, at KKFN, The Fan in Denver. He's also done TV and has covered some iconic moments in Denver's sports history. He covered John Elway's entire career and saw the city add two new sports teams, the Colorado Rockies, and the Colorado Avalanche. Clough was a mentor to Seth during the years of 1996 to 1998 when Seth worked for the FAN in Denver. There, they saw the Broncos' first Super Bowl title. In this episode, Clough explains his approach to sports radio. They also discuss Russell Wilson's arrival in Denver, the Avalanche Stanley Cup Playoff Run, and get into a debate on the validity of the LIV Golf controversy. Sandy also explains his reasoning for not having any social media of any kind.

    354. Sports Business: Streaming Sports, Team Values, LIV Golf

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 38:28

    This episode covers various sports business topics with Dan Kaplan, Senior Writer for Sports Business at the Athletic. Kaplan spent 21 years at SportsBusiness Journal, helping create before the magazine even launched the leading industry publication for sports business news. He left in May 2019 to join The Athletic's sports business group. Topics on this show include: 1) NESN recently announced a new standalone streaming app that fans can purchase without a cable subscription. Still, VPNs and other technologies can make the games available without needing to subscribe. (5:01) 2) Team valuations continue to skyrocket even when that team or sport is not thriving. (18:32) 3) LIV Golf launches this weekend. Will the PGA ban players who participate? Will Golfers and/or fans stay away because it is funded by Saudi Arabian interests? (25:49) Follow Dan Kaplan on social media @KaplanSportsBiz.

    353. Ed Coleman (WFAN)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 55:00

    Recently retired longtime WFAN Mets reporter Ed Coleman was honored by the New York Mets on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 for his over 20 years hosting Mets pre and post-game shows on WFAN and WCBS. Coleman began covering the Mets for WFAN in 1993, before retiring this offseason. “Eddie C” is an original member of WFAN since its inception in July 1987. He served as a talk show host (notably with both Dave Sims and Mike Francesa) before transitioning to the Mets beat. In this episode, Coleman explained his recent decision to retire from covering the Mets. He reveled in the stories from his time at both Shea Stadium and Citi Field. He also talked about the changes he's seen firsthand in the game of baseball. Overall, Ed talked about the many managers he covered, and so many of the players he dealt with during his time with the Mets.

    352. "Mr. Devil" Ken Daneyko

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 72:20

    Ken Daneyko is the New Jersey Devils franchise leader in games played and penalty minutes. He was drafted before the team that moved from Colorado had a name. Now, he is a broadcaster for Devils telecasts on MSG Network as well as an analyst for NHL Network. He is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion and had his #3 retired by the franchise. In this episode, he talked in great detail about his transition from playing to being a broadcaster. He discussed the 2003 Stanley Cup Game 7 victory, which turned out to be his last game. He also talked about the rivalries he loved, the passion he still has for the game, and his relationship with Devils fans. Daneyko also addressed his partner on Devils games Steve Cangialosi stepping down after the 21-22 season. He also gave insight on the ceiling for young phenom Jack Hughes, on just how good the young superstar can actually be. Follow Mr. Devil on social media @KenDaneykoMSG.

    351. Tracy McGrady

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 43:54

    Basketball Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady is the latest Hall of Famer to join this show. McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, two-time NBA scoring champion, and winner of the NBA Most Improved Player Award in 2001. He is the brainchild and founder of the all-new Ones Basketball League. The OBL has seven events in 2022 that will take place in Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles). For more info, go to oblhoops.com. In this episode, McGrady discussed his incredible NBA career. He also recalled his decision to forego college and whether that decision would be different if the NIL and Transfer Portal existed in college basketball. He also broke down the changes in basketball since his playing days, and how the reliance on the 3-point basket impacts the overall entertainment value of the sport. He also talked about the legacy of LeBron James during his own remarkable career. Follow Tracy on Twitter @Tmac_213.

    350. Seattle Radio Host Dave Grosby

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 55:20

    Iconic Seattle radio host Dave Grosby joined the show for milestone episode #350. Groz came on the John Clayton Tribute episode (Ep. 343) but rejoins the show to discuss his outstanding career. Grosby, along with former radio partner Mike Gastineau, will be honored in late May 2022 with the Keith Jackson Media Excellence Awards at the Seattle Sports Commissions upcoming ceremony. Groz moved to Seattle in 1991 and had long stints with both Sportsradio KJR and 710 ESPN (KIRO). On KJR, he hosted with Gastineau the show “Groz w/Gas” which was a hysterical, fun, sports show that aired daily on KJR. In this episode, Groz discusses his various stops in media before arriving in Seattle. He discusses the Seahawks recent trade of Russell Wilson, the impact of the Seattle Sounders MLS team, and the saga of the Seattle SuperSonics departing for Oklahoma City. Groz notably does not want another NBA team in the Emerald City. He also describes his various health issues.

    349. Former New York Knicks Trainer Mike Saunders

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 57:58

    Longtime popular New York Knicks trainer Mike Saunders is this episode's featured guest. Mike was the Athletic Trainer for the Knicks for 27 years (1978-2005). From Bernard King to Trent Tucker to Bill Cartwright to Patrick Ewing to Charles Oakley, Saunders has stories about all of them. He is also the author of a new book, “Life Sentence: A Collection of Quotes and Stories to Inspire, Motivate, Empower.” Saunders was named Trainer of the Year 1994, 2005. He was the NBA All-Star Trainer in both 1986 and 1998. In this episode, Saunders tells the amazing story of how he got the job with the Knicks. He also expressed a cool story about the book. The conversation also drifted towards the evolution of the NBA since he joined the league. To order the book Venmo $18 to @lifesentencebook.

    348. Football Hall Of Famer Marshall Faulk

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 29:42

    This week's guest, Marshall Faulk, played in the National Football League for 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams. He played college football at San Diego State, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He appeared in two Super Bowls and won Super Bowl 34. In 2000, Faulk was named the Most Valuable Player of the NFL. Faulk is one of only three NFL players to reach at least 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards and the only one to amass 12,000 yards rushing and 6,000 yards receiving. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017. Faulk's alma mater, San Diego State, is currently constructing a new football stadium. Entitled Snapdragon Stadium, it will be the new 35,000-seat, multi-purpose venue for Aztecs football, opening in September 2022. Faulk and former NFL player Akbar Gbaja-Biamila are ambassadors for Snapdragon Stadium. Follow Marshall Faulk on social media @marshallfaulk.

    347. The State of Baseball in 2022 with Former 2B Jeff Frye

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 64:11

    The 2022 baseball season is the first since 1995 that Seth Everett has not covered the sport in a major league capacity. This is also the first baseball-centric episode of the podcast in 2022. Joining the show is former MLB 2nd basemen Jeff Frye. Frye played in Major League Baseball with the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, and Toronto Blue Jays for all or part of eight seasons between 1992 and 2001. Frye and two colleagues Kevin Gallagher and Pat Geoghegan have started SAVE THE GAME ™. Frye contends that MLB has lost its entertainment value because of its reliance on the power swing and little action between home runs. America's youth is not engaged with MLB because the game has become too slow for this generation. Without the next generation's involvement, MLB's customer base will be diminished and baseball could lose its relevance and becomes a niche sport. The initiative starts a one million signature petition-for-change effort to gain momentum toward a National movement while grabbing the attention of MLB executives on a league and team level. Visit www.savethegameus.com for more information and to sign the petition. Frye is also known for creating the hashtag #shegone which showcases baseball's shortcomings with over 250 videos on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Jeff Frye @O3jfrye on Twitter and @certifiedhittingguru on Instagram.

    346. 2022 Masters Recap with SI.com's Bob Harig

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 42:48

    The 2022 Masters was won by Scottie Scheffler, yet the story was the return of Tiger Woods. Woods competed and made the cut in his first major tournament back only 14 months after suffering serious injuries in a car crash. This week's episode features SI.com golf writer Bob Harig, a longtime writer formerly of ESPN and the Tampa Bay Times. He recapped the main storylines of the Masters, having covered Tiger (and Phil Mickelson) since the very beginning of each of their careers, and has had dozens of one-on-one interviews with each of them. His new book is entitled Tiger & Phil: Golf's Most Fascinating Rivalry. This episode covers the amazing recovery by Tiger Woods, the controversial comments made recently by Phil Mickelson, the emergence of Scottie Scheffler, and the long rivalry between Mickelson and Woods. Order Tiger & Phil here: https://amzn.to/3vfIaxA Follow Bob on social media: @BobHarig. ----------------------------------- Get 30% off your first box, plus a FREE gift, when you give Tiege Hanley a try at tiege.com/swf.

    345. Formula-E Porsche Driver André Lotterer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 43:04

    André Lotterer heads into his third season with TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team racing alongside compatriot Pascal Wehrlein as they battle for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. He joined the podcast as he prepared for the April 9-10, 2022 F-E races in Rome, Italy. Lotterer joined Formula-E in 2018 with DS Techeetah alongside Jean-Eric Vergne. Together they won the Teams' Championship that year, and Lotterer finished 8th. At the time of this recording, he stands 4th in the individual standings after finishing 2nd in the most recent race in Mexico City. In this episode, Lotterer talks about his new team at Porsche, the environmental impact of Formula-E, and the growth of the sport since he joined. He spoke about his personal goals as well going in-depth on the reliance on the team while out there on the track. He also discussed Fan Boost where fans can vote for their favorite driver, and how that extra boost of energy can impact a race. Follow André Lotterer on social media @Andre_Lotterer. ----------------------------------- Get 30% off your first box, plus a FREE gift, when you give Tiege Hanley a try at tiege.com/swf.

    344. How Beneficial Was St. Peters' NCAA Elite Eight Run?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 64:07

    In March 2022, the St. Peter's Peacocks became just the third team in NCAA tournament history to defeat a 2-seed when they upset Kentucky. After then defeating Murray State to advance to the Sweet 16, the notoriety grew exponentially. Suddenly, news reports talked about the amazing story of St. Peters and all the benefits of them winning on a national stage. This episode asks the question of how all this exposure can be quantified. Will more students enroll? Do they get more money to fund other school programs? Is student morale something that can be measured? Scott Rosner, Academic Director of Sports Management and Professor at Columbia University, joins the show to discuss the empirical data and all the factors that can impact St. Peters both positively and negatively. Follow Scott Rosner on social media @scottrosner. ----------------------------------- Get 30% off your first box, plus a FREE gift, when you give Tiege Hanley a try at tiege.com/swf.

    343. A Tribute to John Clayton

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 98:19

    On March 18, 2022, longtime NFL Insider John Clayton died after a brief illness at the age of 67. This podcast pays tribute to the longtime columnist, radio host, TV analyst and friend to so many. 7 different guests joined this show to pay tribute to their fallen friend from different aspects of sports media. They are Mike Sando, Senior NFL writer, The Atheltic (7:09) Dave Grosby “The Groz,” Seattle radio icon (30:27) Dave “Softy” Mahler, KJR Radio Seattle host (42:54) Mike Gastineau, KJR Radio Seattle radio icon (56:07) Dave Boling, Author, former Tacoma News Tribune columnist (1:07:14) Sean Salisbury, former NFL Quarterback, ESPN host, longtime radio host (1:23:42) “John Clayton's only regret is that he didn't break the story of his death,” Dave Boling.

    342. Author Jeff Pearlman on Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 48:51

    In March 2022 a new scripted series about the Los Angeles Lakers 1980's championship run entitled “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” starring John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Sally Field, Adrian Brody, as part of an incredible cast. The show is based on Jeff Pearlman's 2014 book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, and Jeff joins the podcast for a second time. Pearlman's first appearance on Sports with Friends was Episode 165 when he was promoting his book on the original USFL. In this episode, Pearlman tells the story about how the book became this series and the differences between the two. He also detailed his involvement during the production of the show, and the possibilities of its continuing beyond this first season.

    341. Jiggs McDonald

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 51:35

    Hockey Hall of Fame Broadcaster Jiggs McDonald joins the show this week to discuss his iconic career. The longtime voice of the New York Islanders has also called games for the Los Angeles Kings, Atlanta Flames, Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and nationally on FOX Sports television. He has done NHL games for more than 50 years and this past season, rejoined the Islanders booth to fill in on a few games. In this episode, McDonald discusses how he got into sports broadcasting, with stories about working in LA with Al Michaels, and the advice he received when offered the Islanders job. He also discussed the spring of 1988 where he filled in on New Jersey Devils broadcasts during their playoff run. He called three of the four Islanders Stanley Cup Championships. He discussed his love for the Nassau Coliseum and his adoration for the Islanders' new home, UBS Arena. Finally, Jiggs discusses the evolution of the sport, and how today's NHL is just as exciting as the years gone by.

    340. What Really Went On in the 2022 Beijing Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 42:11

    The recently completed 2022 Winter Olympics marked the second straight Games to take place under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the third straight Games to take place in Asia. Alan Abrahamson is an award-winning sportswriter, best-selling author, and in-demand television analyst. In 2010 he launched his own website, 3 Wire Sports (www.3wiresports.com). He has covered 13 straight Olympic games in person and provides a first-hand perspective on Beijing. He offers perspective on the United States' decision to diplomatically boycott these Games. Follow Alan on social media @alanabrahamson.

    339. NHL Headlines w/Dan Rosen (NHL.Com)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 61:43

    This episode covers various topics involving the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. Dan Rosen, a senior writer at NHL.Com, covered the gamut of storylines. Topics include the impact of Covid-19 on the league while other leagues were impacted less, the Olympic break and status of international tournaments, ESPN/TNT new television deal and the impact of streaming on the growth of the sport, and the incredible competitive balance that the league demonstrates. They also discuss how the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers are having great seasons in non-traditional NHL markets. Follow Dan Rosen on social media @drosennhl.

    338. Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 53:49

    Warren Moon was scheduled to come on Super Bowl week, but due to the passing of Seth's father, the podcast was delayed. Moon agreed to come on after Super Bowl 56. The former Washington Husky joined the show from Seattle, where they broke down the Rams' victory over the Bengals, 23-20. Moon also addressed the recent headlines and lawsuit involving former Dolphins coach Brian Flores. Moon speaks extensively about race issues in the NFL, both currently and during his playing days. Finally, the conversation evolves into a chat about the city of Seattle, from the evolution of the Seahawks to the departure of the SuperSonics. Follow Warren Moon on social media @wmoon1.

    337. Posters and NFTs with John Costascos

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 57:47

    Remember those posters in the '80s and '90s of Brian Bosworth, Shawn Kemp, Troy Aikman and so many more? Renowned sports poster artist John Costacos joined the podcast. Costacos and his brother Tock created a historic brand that sold all over the world. Now, Costacos along with CEO Justin Moorad and Digital Art Lead Mike Campau, the Costacos Collection is partnering with legendary athletes to sell digital art as non-fungible tokens. In this episode, Costacos discussed the origin of the poster company, and how being a Seattle sports fan lead him down this path. Then, he succinctly explains the NFT process and previews the new line of images being released. The Costacos Collection has partnered with athletes including Willie Mays, Warren Moon, Troy Aikman, Pudge Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, Steve Largent, Jim McMahon, Will Clark, Andruw Jones, Dan Marino, Brian Bosworth, and others.

    336. Don La Greca (ESPN New York)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 77:19

    Longtime New York sportscaster Don La Greca is a co-host of the Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7FM. That show is simulcast daily on the YES Network. Don has been with ESPN NY since 2001 and was the first-ever voice for that station on September 3rd, 2001. Don is the pre/post-game host for the New York Rangers on radio and fills in on play-by-play for Kenny Albert (Episode 249). He was also part of the New York Jets radio broadcasts for In this episode, Don talks about his time on the Michael Kay show. The topics range about what resonates in New York radio. They discuss how the Yankees remain popular as baseball struggles with its audience. They talk about how the Knicks dominate sports talk over the Nets, despite the Nets being a super-team. The tangents are abundant in this episode. The guys also discuss uniform etiquette in all sports, and relocation being an ugly story in sports. Don also is not a fan of Twitter handles with underscores in them. Follow Don @Donlagreca on social media.

    335. NFL Super-Agent Lee Steinberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 50:42

    "Show Me the Money!" Longtime super-agent Leigh Steinberg joined the show to discuss his illustrious career as well as his thoughts on issues facing the NFL. Steinberg has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, golf, etc., including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with 62 total first-round picks. His clients include Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Warren Moon, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Kordell Stewart, Jeff George, Ben Roethlisberger, Myron Rolle, Matt Leinart, Mark Brunell, Ricky Williams, Howie Long, Eric Karros, Dusty Baker, Lennox Lewis, Oscar de la Hoya and John Starks. Steinberg is often credited as the real-life inspiration of the sports agent from the film Jerry Maguire. In this episode, he discusses how he got involved in the film and the story behind its creation. He also offered comments on Ben Roethlisberger's career, including allegations against him. He also addressed the NFL's entertainment empire and his concerns about concussions. He also addressed how NIL will impact college sports.

    334. Former FOX Sports President Ed Goren

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 59:32

    After more than four decades in the business, former FOX Sports Vice Chairman Ed Goren joined the show to talk about his illustrious Hall of Fame career. Goren is a 47-time Emmy Award winner and Executive Producer of FOX Sports since its inception in 1994. This episode started as a tribute to another icon, the late John Madden. The conversation evolved into incredible stories about working for FOX CEO Rupert Murdoch and the creation of the “glowing puck” that FOX used in the '90s for his NHL coverage. Goren also offered his thoughts on the growing streaming business, and how sports television is evolving. Goren was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, in October 2011 and the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in December 2012, fitting tributes to his long and distinguished career.

    333. Remembering John Madden with FOX Sports' Tom Rinaldi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 43:18

    The first podcast episode of 2022 is the first of two tributes to the late NFL icon John Madden. Madden died at the age of 85 on December 28, 2021. He was a Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders, an iconic broadcaster for four different networks, and the namesake and co-creator of the equally iconic Madden Football video game by EA Sports. Award-winning reporter Tom Rinaldi of FOX Sports was an executive producer on the recently released documentary, “All-Madden.” Rinaldi has won 16 Sports Emmy Awards and seven Edward R. Murrow Awards. He was at ESPN for over a decade. In this episode, Rinaldi offers behind-the-scenes information on the documentary, including Madden's reaction to seeing it, just days before his passing.

    332. Two Jews Hanging on Christmas (Volume 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 55:07

    This episode continues a 4-year tradition where long-time radio host Scott Seidenberg, now with VSIN, joins the show. Back in 2018, the show was supposed to be posted on Christmas Day, and there was no episode ready to go. Enter Scott, as he and Seth and many other people who do not celebrate Christmas usually spend it eating Chinese food and watching sports and cartoons. That year, they got together and talked about the year in sports. Then, in 2019, they did it again. Now, as 2021 comes to a close, Scott rejoins the show to talk about the continuing issues with Covid impacting the world in sports. They also discuss how sports will handle it going forward, and how different leagues are handling it all very differently. They also discuss the impact of streaming, and how sports gambling continues to evolve. Follow Scott on social media @Scottsonair.

    331. Adam White, CEO, Front Office Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 57:49

    This episode is once again focusing on sports business. Adam White is the Founder and CEO of Front Office Sports. A University of Miami Alum, Adam has worked for opendorse, the Fiesta Bowl, and the University of Miami Athletic Department. In December '21, Front Office Sports announced the Best Employers in Sports, recognizing the top 30 organizations across the sports industry that are setting new standards for leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion, professional development and advancement, philanthropic and social endeavors as well as employee wellbeing. The winning organizations represent the top 15 percent of all sports industry companies that participated in the third annual survey, across multiple sectors within the industry, including agencies, brands, teams, governing bodies, leagues, tech, media, and more. Follow Adam on social media @FOSAdam.

    330. Army-Navy Recap w/Gary Danielson and Ross Tucker

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 48:54

    This special episode centers around the 122nd matchup between Army and Navy. The game took place on December 11, 2021, at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Former player and longtime CBS analyst Gary Danielson worked his 13th Army-Navy game while Ross Tucker called the game for Westwood One Radio. This episode's focus is not on the game, which Navy won 17-13. Instead, the focus was on the patriotism and unification displayed in a society that is as divided as ever. In addition to the 2 special guests, there are 2 Army cadets interviewed and 1 Navy veteran. The introductions were also recorded at Metlife Stadium. This episode of Sports with Friends is brought to you by "Let's Get Checked". Head over to https://letsgetchecked.7no9.net/c/3137286/507335/8695?&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.letsgetchecked.com%2Fhome-male-hormone-test%3Flgc_code%3DSPORTS%26lgc_saving%3D30 for more information.

    329. Jay Feely, CBS Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 72:30

    Jay Feely played 13 years in the NFL as a placekicker for 7 different teams. He is now an NFL analyst for CBS Sports. Feely played for the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, and Chicago Bears. He made the Pro Bowl in 2005 and won the National Championship of College Football with Michigan in 1997. When Feely was with the Jets in 2009, he hosted a radio show with Seth for 1050am ESPN Radio. There they hosted a weekly Jets-centric football show that was pre-recorded and essentially was a podcast that aired on weekends on the radio. They interviewed many Jets guests together. Feely talked about his new role at CBS and the unique story of how he got that job. He also discussed his thoughts on the NFL's dealings with Covid and their challenges with concussions. He also explained in great detail his charitable work, including bringing food to healthcare workers at the onset of the Covid pandemic. Follow Jay on Twitter @jayfeely. This episode of Sports with Friends is brought to you by "Let's Get Checked". Head over to https://letsgetchecked.7no9.net/c/3137286/507335/8695?&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.letsgetchecked.com%2Fhome-male-hormone-test%3Flgc_code%3DSPORTS%26lgc_saving%3D30 for more information.

    328. Former NBA Center Chris Dudley

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 62:20

    16-year NBA veteran Chris Dudley played 886 games across 16 seasons in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets, Portland Trail Blazers twice, New York Knicks, and Phoenix Suns. He's also the first NBA player with Type 1 Diabetes and the founder of the Chris Dudley Foundation. Dudley came on to talk about his career and the current NBA but also wanted to promote a new venture in his world. A company he's a part of, COVAB, has developed a new antibody test for Covid-19. The test is an easy, rapid, oral fluid-based antibody test with a 98.8% accuracy rate that has received an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA. The conversation involved a discussion of Covid and sports, including both the situations with Aaron Rodgers and Kyrie Irving.

    327. Ethan Zohn on Soccer, Survivor, and Surviving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 48:24

    Ethan Zohn was a professional soccer player who won the third season of the reality TV show, “Survivor.” After winning, he created Grassroot, an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges including HIV/AIDS, and live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Then, he contracted a rare form of Lymphoma and documented his fight against cancer. Now, he is a motivational speaker and entrepreneur. He appeared on another season of Survivor and The Amazing Race and has been a commentator for the New England Revolution and Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS. In this episode, Zohn discusses his journey through Survivor and soccer, and cancer. This is a fascinating conversation about an incredible journey. Follow Ethan on social media @EthanZohn.

    326. Jay Busbee, Yahoo Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 74:58

    Jay Busbee has been a columnist for Yahoo Sports for 13 years. He started out covering NASCAR and then migrated to the NFL, where he currently covers the league. He also covered the 2021 World Series as he is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. Jay also goes on a weekly podcast called “The Ralph Report” with host Ralph Garman, who joined this show on episode 322. In this episode, Busbee discusses issues facing NASCAR and its dwindling audience. He also discussed the Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder's controversial stint as that team's owner. Other issues include the future of the NFL Sunday Ticket package, concussions, and Aaron Rodgers' small fine for violating Covid-19 protocols. He also told his origin story of how he got to Yahoo Sports and how he became a regular on the Ralph Report. This episode begins with a tribute to Julio Lugo, the former MLB shortstop who died unexpectedly at the age of 45. Seth met Lugo in 1995 when he was the shortstop for the Auburn Astros, a team that Seth called games for.

    325. WNBC-TV 4 New York's John Chandler

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 59:39

    Recent New York Sports Emmy Winner John Chandler joined this week's episode. Chandler is NBC 4 New York's weekend sports anchor, seen regularly on Fridays and Saturdays at 6 PM and 11 PM. He is a weekday sports and general assignment reporter. He has won multiple Emmy Awards. During the episode, Chandler speaks about his approach to a nightly sportscast in a market like New York, which has 11 professional franchises. He also discussed how the pandemic has impacted sports coverage, and how viewership of nightly newscasts has changed and even diminished over the years. Chandler is a native of Ohio, so there is plenty of Cleveland sports chatter as well. Ultimately, there is a discussion on the decade-long New York sports championship drought. Follow John Chandler on Twitter @JohnChandlerNBC.

    324. Ian Furness (KJR/Q13-FOX Seattle)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 59:18

    Longtime Seattle sports radio host and TV reporter Ian Furness joins the show this week. The conversation is about a lot of Seattle sports topics, including the Seattle Kraken. Furness recently was whisked into duty and had to travel and call four of the first five games in the franchise's history. He details that story and the team's impact on the city so far. Furness currently hosts middays at Sportsradio KJR-950am in Seattle from 1-3 pm PT. He also covers the Seattle Seahawks for the local FOX affiliate in Seattle (Q13). He's a veteran of the sports media industry and has seen the tech evolution that it is undergoing. Furness talks Seahawks, Mariners, Kraken, Sounders, and even revisits the departure of the beloved Seattle SuperSonics.

    323. Should Disney sell ESPN? With Shelly Palmer and Michael McCarthy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 73:25

    Recent rumors in the media say that Disney is considering spinning off or selling outright ESPN. Disney denied the rumor, but it brought to light certain facts that make a lot of sense for both Disney and ESPN. First, ESPN receives $10 per month per cable subscription, but only $6.99 or less for ESPN+. The network has also expressed interest in a greater relationship with sports gambling, something Disney has been reticent to do. Tech expert Shelly Palmer is the CEO of the Palmer Group, and the co-host of another Underdog Podcast Network production, Techstream with Seth Everett and Shelly Palmer. That show covered the tech analysis of the rumor, and Shelly offered his insight here. Also, Senior Writer for Front Office Sports Mike McCarthy made a return appearance to the podcast. He previously did a sports media episode in Episode 198, back when McCarthy was with The Sporting News. Check out https://frontofficesports.com/ and https://www.shellypalmer.com/.

    322. Soccer (Futbol), Premier League, and the Impact of Ted Lasso

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 73:25

    The English Premier League has grown exponentially in popularity over the last decade. Enhancing that has been the success of the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso. In 2 seasons, Ted Lasso has won multiple Emmy Awards and trends on social media every time an episode drops. Longtime podcaster, actor, and voice actor Ralph Garman joins this week's episode to talk about the show's impact but also what it says about the Premier League. Ralph is the host of The Ralph Report, which can be found on Patreon. Follow Ralph on social media @RalphGarman.

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