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.
ESPN's Ian Fitzsimmons on what kind of Utah team the Aztecs can expect, Nebraska vs. Oklahoma & why CFB needs traditional rivalries & the impact firing Clay Helton during the season will have on USC's coaches and players.
Will Snell or Paddack pitch for the Padres again in 2021? Dennis Lin on a very frustrating season, if the offense can remain consistent vs. the Cardinals & why Jayce Tingler has decisions to make when Jake Cronenworth returns.
Talk of Fame Network's Clark Judge previewed week 2 of the NFL and what we learned about Daniel Jones, why the Rams are the class of the NFC West, what AFC team can push the Chiefs & why Ben Roethlisberger is undervalued.
The Padres make it back-to-back wins and pull to within a half game of the 2nd Wild Card. Tatis homers and Nabil Crismatt shines in relief. Jon and Fletch break down the win, hear from Jayce Tingler and look ahead to this weekend's critical series in St. Louis.
NFL Red Zone host Scott Hanson on why the Packers overwhelming loss to the Saints was the biggest standout from week 1 on the red zone, sports betting on NFL broadcasts & what stats say about teams that start 0-2.
Xander Schauffele on what winning Olympic gold meant to him and his family, being named to the Ryder Cup and why all his achievements, including being the 5th ranked golfer in the world was something he always knew he could achieve.
Padres beat reporter Kevin Acee on what he's seeing from a dejected, frustrated Padres team, why he doesn't see signs the players have given up and why Fernando Tatis needs to finish strong to lock his MVP chances.
NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah broke down which rookie QB fared best week 1, why it's going to take time for Trevor Lawrence & the Jags, if Justin Fields is ready to play behind a bad oline & why Broncos are loaded.
Stewart Mandel discussed USC's decision to finally fire Clay Helton, why the fan base and alumni had had enough years ago, who the top candidates are to replace him & why it would be hard to hire a coordinator without HC experience.
Will Brinson broke down the biggest takeaways from week 1 of the NFL, why Matthew Stafford gives the Rams immediate Super Bowl upside, a bad start for Urban Meyer, Winston/Payton dynamic & Aaron Rodgers' rough game.
Dennis Lin discussed a pivotal 10-game road trip for the Padres & what would qualify as a success, the advice Yu Darvish received from his former manager & what to make of the Padres inconsistent lineup combinations.
Talk of Fame Network's Clark Judge on his NFL division picks, why Matthew Stafford will elevate the Rams in a way Jared Goff never could, why he's high on the Bills, 49ers and Patriots & which teams made the best off-season moves.
Landon Donovan discussed a big win for the UWMNT over Honduras, why the team gained some valuable experience going forward, why Weston McKennie has to make it up to his teammates & Ricardo Pepe's stunning debut.
Pac-12 Network's Roxy Bernstein previewed Aztecs vs. Arizona, why Jordan Brookeshire is going to have to make some throws for them to win on the road & how much substance you can give to what we saw in CFB in 2020.
NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal on impact of 17-game season & if load management is coming to the NFL, the level of talent in the AFC, why 49ers are his Super Bowl pick, Patriots ceiling & Tom Brady's outrage on number changes.