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Darren Smith has been a prominent voice in San Diego sports radio since 2004. When sports fans seek unique opinions on the world of sports, information on breaking news, and memorable interviews, Smith consistently delivers. The Darren Smith Show airs weekdays from Noon to 3pm on XTRA 1360 and features long-time producer and sidekick, Marty Caswell.

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    Eric Weddle "Not many people get second chances in life like this"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 11:25

    Rams safety Eric Weddle discussed coming out of retirement to rejoin the Rams, how that call went down, ,why he couldn't live with himself if he didn't give it a chance & what it means to be on the cusp of his first Super Bowl.

    Doug McIntyre- “You can't lose your home games this window, they have to win”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 19:26

    Fox soccer analyst Doug McIntyre discussed what's on the line for the USMNT in their 3-game WCQ window, the weather factor in Columbus and why they have to win their home games.

    Hour 3- Doug McIntyre previews USMNT WCQ, get out of Ted Leitner's way & Rams safety Eric Weddle joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 40:27

    Fox soccer analyst Doug McIntyre previews USMNT vs. El Salvador, get out of Ted Leitner's way and Ram safety Eric Weddle joins the show

    Hour 2- Dylan Hernandez on Seiya Suzuzk, Yu Darvish & Rams fans, Marty's NFL notes #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 46:35

    Hour 2- LA Times' Dylan Hernandez on Rams fans, Seiya Suzuki and how Yu Darvish feels about the Padres, Marty's NFL notes and #AskDarren

    Dylan Hernandez "You're looking at a guy who's going to be a very good MLB contributor"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 23:26

    LA Times' Dylan Hernandez on what the secondary market indicates about Rams vs. 49ers fan expectation, what type of team Seiya Suzuki is looking for & what Yu Darvish could be advising him about his next team.

    Hour 1 - What is Yu Darvish advising Seiya Suzuki & Kevin Harlan on NFL Championship weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 42:13

    Hour 1- What is Yu Darvish advising Seiya Suzuki about MLB teams and Kevin Harlan talks NFL Championship weekend & Aaron Rodgers' future.

    Kevin Harlan "I'd be stunned if Aaron Rodgers left Green Bay"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 13:05

    Kevin Harlan on why Rams vs. 49ers have all the markings of a 4th quarter classic, Garoppolo's ability to answer the big moments & why he he'd be shocked if Aaron Rodgers left for Steelers or Broncos.

    Hour 3- Golf Channel's Steve Sands check in from Farmers Insurance Open, will Nick Faldo go to Rocky's & TV listings.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 39:06

    Golf Channel's Steve Sands talks Farmers Insurance Open & shames Darren & Marty for blowing him off, will Nick Faldo go to Rocky's and TV listings.

    Steve Sands "This place will be jumping if leaderboard stays this strong."

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 21:32

    Golf Channel's Steve Sands on vibe from the Farmers Insurance Open, why the Saturday finish is ideal for golf & why the top of the leaderboard could make for a star-laden finish.

    Hour 2- Jim Trotter talks NFL playoffs & HC vacancies, Marty's NFL Notes & #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 45:58

    Hour 2- Jim Trotter talks NFL playoffs, Sean Payton's legacy & HC vacancies, Marty's NFL notes and #AskDarren texts.

    Jim Trotter "Joe Burrow took all 9 sacks & came out throwing haymakers"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 24:43

    Jim Trotter on why Sean Payton should be immortalized in New Orleans, if Eric Bienemy ever gets HC job, impact of more minority GM's, why 49ers are last team Rams wanted & why Joe Burrow is the real deal.

    Hour 1- Would you pay $1K for Rams/49ers, Barry Bonds' fate & Kirk Morrison on Rams stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 40:42

    Hour 1- How much would you pay to attend Rams vs. 49ers, Barry Bonds' fate lies with veteran committee & Kirk Morrison previews NFC Championship game.

    Kirk Morrison "This is the best team in football, their stars are being stars”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 12:54

    NFL analyst Kirk Morrison on the love-hate relationship between the Rams and 49ers, why the Rams couldn't have written a better script , the Rams stars power & why they're the best team in football.

    Hour 3- Scott Lewis explains why Michael Aguirre is suing the NFL, has Omicron surged in San Diego & Sean Payton explains retiring from the Saints

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 40:38

    Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis on why Michael Aguirre is suing the NFL, the city's big mistake, has Omicron peaked in San Diego & Sean Payton explains retiring and future.

    Scott Lewis "“There's no doubt we've turned the corner on this surge”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 24:42

    Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis on why attorney Michael Aguirre is suing the NFL for Chargers leaving, the city's preventive lease, the point of at-home covid tests, encouraging Omicron numbers & changes in mask quality.

    Hour 2- Daniel Jeremiah on NFL playoffs & Sean Payton, Marty's NFL notes & #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 43:27

    Hour 2- NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah on NFL playoffs & Sean Payton's surprise retirement, Marty's NFL notes and #AskDarren texts.

    Daniel Jeremiah “Think about trying to defend Mahomes & Allen going forward"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 23:08

    Daniel Jeremiah on what separates Josh Allen & Patrick Mahomes from everyone else, the elite Cooper Kupp, why Garoppolo could return to SF & why Sean Payton is someone you fire a coach for.

    Hour 1- Marty Gorsich on Farmers Insurance Open's new format, Sean Payton retires & MLB Hall of Fame hand wringing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 36:14

    Hour 1- Sean Payton's stunning retirement, MLB Hall of Fame hand-wringing, Century Club COO Marty Gorsich on changes to the Farmers Insurance Open.

    Marty Gorsich “Really excited to raise the curtain and show a new & evolved Farmers insurance open”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 12:39

    Century Club COO Marty Gorsich discussed what fans can expect at the Farmers Insurance Open, what led to the tournament ending on Saturday & why the new format appeals to the PGA players.

    Hour 3- Tim Kurkjian on MLBPA progress and difficult Hall of Fame Vote, TV listings and fusion.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 38:21

    Hour 3- Tim Kurkjian on MLBPA progress and difficult Hall of Fame Vote, TV listings and fusion.

    Tim Kurkjian "If David Ortiz gets in, it will be very very close"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 22:56

    ESPN's Tim Kurkjian on a positive sign by the MLBPA, why Padres fans should feel good about Bob Melvin, why steroid era changed everything in HOF voting & why David Ortiz is likely the only person voted in this year's class.

    Hour 2- Will Brinson recaps epic NFL weekend, Marty's NFL notes & #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 45:13

    Hour 2- Will Brinson recaps an epic NFL weekend, the ramifications of the 49ers blocked punt, Marty's NFL notes & #AskDarren

    Will Brinson "If you're Aaron Rodgers, how many of these losses can you take"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 30:02

    Will Brinson on biggest moments from an epic NFL playoff weekend, why he's not betting against Joe Burrow, how Matthew Stafford dragged the Rams to victory, & the ramifications of the Packers loss to the 49ers.

    Hour 1- Greatest NFL weekend EVER, future of Brady & Rodgers, MLBPA meets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 38:54

    Hour 1- It was the greatest NFL weekend EVER, the uncertain future of Tom Brady & Aaron Rodgers and we have an update on the MLBPA meeting.

    Hour 3- MLB's Hall of Fame Vote is next week, Farmers Insurance Open is coming to San Diego, Marty finds out Meatloaf wasn't in Police Academy & tv listings.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 40:35

    Does anybody want the MLB Hall of Fame Vote, why are voters holding the DH against David Ortiz, Marty finds out Meatloaf wasn't in Police Academy & tv listings.

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    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 37:11

    San Diego Sports Radio

    Clark Judge "I think Buffalo can go there and beat Kansas City"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 24:40

    Talk Of Fame Network's Clark Judge previewed NFL divisional playoffs, why the 49ers are built to win in cold weather, why Bills have a chance to upset the Chiefs & why Gio Bernard is Bucs x-factor vs the Rams.

    Hour 1- NFL picks, who is Nick Caserio, LA Times' Dan Woike on Lakers disaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 43:50

    Hour 1- Darren, Marty & Ben submit their NFL picks, who is Nick Caserio, LA Times' Dan Woike talks Lakers & Charles Barkley is sick of the Lakers wussies.

    Dan Woike “We've reached the point where patience for mediocrity has run out”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 13:49

    Lakers beat reporter Dan Woike discussed the incredible drama surrounding the Lakers, if the next bad loss could cost Frank Vogel, who's responsible for bringing in Russell Westbrook & what needs to change.

    Hour 3- Chiefs beat reporter Adam Teicher on Josh Allen dilemma, Lakers are a mess, TV listings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 39:41

    Chiefs beat reporter Adam Teicher on how KC stops Josh Allen, the Lakers mess continues and TV listings.

    Adam Teicher "Josh Allen has been a real problem for the Chiefs"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 19:22

    Chiefs beat reporter Adam Teicher previewed a huge rematch vs. the Bills, what stood out from the first loss, if Tyreek Hill is in decline and why KC's #1 dilemma is Josh Allen running the football.

    Hour 2- Dennis Lin updates his Padres fan survey, Marty's NFL notes, #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 36:11

    Hour 2- Dennis Lin breaks down his Padres' fan satisfaction survey, can Padres keep Tatis from winter ball, Marty's NFL notes & #AskDarren

    Dennis Lin "All sorts of things are up in the air on Eric Hosmer"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 23:14

    Dennis Lin broke down his Padres fan survey coming off a disastrous season, reviews of AJ Preller, the angst directed at Eric Hosmer and why the team could be leaning towards seeing what he does under Bob Melvin.

    Hour 1- Aztecs head coach Brian Dutcher & we discuss results of the Athletic's Padres fan poll

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 41:44

    Hour 1- Aztecs head coach Brian Dutcher as SDSU hoops returns, Darren and Marty weigh in on the The Athletic's Padres' fan poll.

    Brian Dutcher "The depth will make a difference in short turnarounds"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 12:49

    Aztecs head coach Brian Dutcher on preparing for 3 games in 5 days, why SDSU's bench depth is prime for a short turnaround & how they eased back players returning from covid.

    Hour 3- MMQB's Andrew Brandt on Packers and NFL HC firings, Marty's NFL Notes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 38:59

    MMQB's Andrew Brandt joins Darren and Landon on Packers and business of NFL head coach firings, Marty's NFL Notes

    Andrew Brandt "I think Aaron plays elsewhere next year."

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 13:48

    MMQB's discusses the rough business of NFL head coaches being fired, what being fired for cause entails and why Packers fans should savor the last dance with Aaron Rodgers.

    Hour 2- Landon Donovan does a sports update, SI's Jon Wertheim on Djokovic, #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 36:41

    Hour 2- Landon Donovan guest hosts with Darren & does a sports update, SI's Jon Wertheim on Novak Djokovic fallout, #AskDarren

    Jon Wertheim “This has huge implications, who knows when we'll see Djokovic again”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 22:01

    SI & Tennis Channel's Jon Wertheim discussed the staggering impact of Novak Djokovic's vaccination decision, when we'll see him again, how his peers felt & the buzz around Maxime Cressy.

    Hour 1- Landon Donovan stops by in-studio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 35:45

    Hour 1- Landon Donovan joins Darren in-studio & discusses selling SD Loyal to international players, new Charly uniforms, soccer growth, Alex Morgan & Novak Djokovic's vaccine stance.

    HR 3- Scott Lewis From Voice Of SD On At Home Covid Testing. TV Listings. The Fusion.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 45:09

    Hour 2- NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah on NFL playoffs, Marty's NFL notes & #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:40

    Hour 2- NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah on playoffs and Arizona collapse, Marty's NFL notes and #AskDarren

    Daniel Jeremiah “I didn't leave that contest feeling encouraged about Arizona & their future”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 23:55

    Daniel Jeremiah on NFL playoffs & the glaring talent gap between Josh Allen & Mac Jones, another collapse by Kliff Kingsbury & the Cardinals & why the Eagles should trade for Russell Wilson.

    Hour 1- Was NFL playoff expansion a bad idea, Matt Stafford finally wins a playoff game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:18

    Hour 1- Was NFL playoff expansion a bad idea, what can MLB learn from this, Matt Stafford finally wins a playoff game.

    Hour 3- The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue on Rams vs. Cardinals & Cam Akers return, Djokovic banned from Australia plus TV listings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 40:25

    Hour 3- Rams beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue previews Rams vs. Cardinals & benchmark game for Matt Stafford, Novak Djokovic banned from Australia plus tv listings.

    Jourdan Rodrigue "You're going to see Cam Akers tonight & it's a remarkable thing"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 20:42

    The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue discussed Cam Aker's remarkable return to the Rams from an achilles injury, how the team could use Eric Weddle, and why a playoff win vs. the Cardinals would be a benchmark moment for Matt Stafford.

    Hour 2- Will Brinson on NFL playoffs & Cowboys disaster, Marty's NFL notes & #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 39:16

    Hour 2- Will Brinson talks NFL playoffs and Cowboys train wreck, should Mike McCarthy be fired, Marty's NFL notes & #AskDarren

    Will Brinson "That was a horrendous performance by Dallas"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 22:56

    Will Brinson on wild card weekend, why the Cowboys disastrous performance falls on their head coach, why he likes the Rams over the Cardinals & the suspect officiating that may have cost the Raiders vs. the Bengals.

    Hour 1- Cowboys can't get out of their own way, NFL playoffs & MLB's Jesse Sanchez on International signings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 44:47

    Hour 1- The Cowboys are a disaster, we recap NFL Wild Card weekend, Dak's bad day & MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez talks Padres International signings.

    Jesse Sanchez "Jarlin Susana has a chance to be special"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 15:04

    MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez discussed the International signings period, what to make of the signings by the Padres and why 17-year old Jarlin Susana has a chance to be special.

    Hour 3- Clark Judge breaks down wild card weekend, we hear from Eric Weddle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 44:27

    Hour 3- Clark Judge breaks down Wild Card weekend, Brian Flores' shocking firing & we hear from the unretired Eric Weddle.

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