The Press Box with Joel Blank and Nick Sharara

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Joel Blank has been plugged into the Houston sports scene for over 2 decades. Nick Sharara is one of most experienced radio producers in Houston. Together, they make up ESPN Houston's "The Press Box." You can hear them weekday afternoons 2-4p CT on ESPN 97.2/92.5 FM or anytime on your device at http://espn975.com.

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    09/21 - Down Goes Stingley... Hot Seat Caserio?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 50:33


    The Killer B's discuss the news about Derek Stingley missing anywhere from 4-8 weeks, if that puts Nick Caserio more on the hot seat and more!

    09/21 Hour 2 - Can Javier Be Who He Was On Wednesday?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 51:03


    Lee Sterling joins the show, the guys discuss Javier's start yesterday, bad take blvd and more!

    09/21 Hour 3 - What Stroud Stats Actually Matter To You?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 50:06


    09/20/2023 Hour 1 - What Is Going On With the Astros??

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 50:32


    The Killer B's discuss how the Astros have got to the point the playoffs are in question and the early returns on Stroud & Anderson.

    09/20/2023 Hour 2 - Astros Avoid Sweep and WTF Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 52:26


    The guys react to the Astros avoiding the sweep, WTF Wednesday and a surprising lawsuit in the NFL.

    09/20/2023 Hour 3 - Michael Bourn & Christian Javier Dominates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 50:33


    Michael Bourn joins the show to give his view on what's going on with the Astros, Christian Javier 11 strikeout game and more!

    09/19 Hour 1 - The 2023 Astros Are Flirting With Missing The Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 49:33


    The guys talk about why this is the most frustrating season in the Dusty Baker era with a season full of inconsistency following an 8-7 loss to the Orioles

    09/19 Hour 2 - Texans Take A Step Back In Week 2 Loss Against The Colts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 48:33


    DJ Bienaime joins the B's Talking Texans and how the Colts dominated Houston in week 2, & grading CJ Stroud's promising performance compared to Bryce Young and Anthony Richardson

    09/19 Hour 3 - Analyzing The Texans Roster + More Talk Around The Mound With The Astros

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 47:14


    Jeremy & Joel discuss how the Texans are stuck with the question of if there are any benefits to tanking & Joel breaks down Astros injuries and how it's affecting the Astros roster overall. 

    09/18 Hour 1 - What Did We Learn From The Texans Week 2 Game?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 51:01


    09/18 Hour 2 - Bad Ugly & Some Good From Astros Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 51:13


    09/18 Hour 3 - Grading CJ's 2nd NFL Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 49:16


    09/15 Hour 3 - Bobby Slowik To Blame For Week 1?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 46:14


    Joel & Jeremy talk about the impact Bobby Slowki had in week 1 in a negative way, the future of the Astros, who said it and more!

    09/15 Hour 2 - Yanier Diaz Impact & Todd Kalas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 52:06


    The guys discuss if it means anything that the Astros are 26-12 when DIaz starts at catcher, Todd Kalas joins the show and more!

    09/15 Hour 1 - CJ Stroud vs Anthony Richardson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 51:03


    Now and over their entire careers, are you more of a believer in Stroud or Richardson? What about just the Colts or Texans? The B's discuss that and more in hour 1 of the show.

    09/14 Hour 1- Can The Astros Make Another World Series Run?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 51:26


    The B's talk about how confident they are that the Astros can reach the World Series amidst an up and down season. 

    09/14 Hour 2- Primetime and Colorado are Going To DESTROY Colorado State

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 46:19


    Talk around college football and why Colorado State is in trouble after head coach Jay Norvell added fuel to the fire for Saturday's rivalry game against Colorado.

    09/14 Hour 3- Special Guest Terran Hilow & What Should The Rockets Do with Kevin Porter Jr.?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 42:23


    Terran Hilow joins the show & the guys discuss the the situation around Kevin Porter Jr. and how it impacts the Houston Rockets 

    09/13/2023 Hour 1 - Most Frustrating Astros in Golden Era

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 48:24


    Are the 2023 Astros the most frustrating team of the golden era? The guys discuss that and what has been going on with the team as they lost the last 2 games vs the A's. 

    09/13/2023 Hour 2 - Should JV Lead A Team Meeting After Loss?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 50:57


    Joel & Jeremy discuss if JV should be leading a team meeting after the loss last night, WTF Wednesday and more!

    09/13/2023 Hour 3 - Is it Tank Dell SZN Already??

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 48:48


    After Noah Brown's injury The Killer B's discuss how Tank Dell's role will change, Jose Altuve's contract situation, the wheel of bits and more!

    09/12 Hour 1- Astros Surprising Loss Against The A's & Discussing When To Truly Assess CJ Stroud

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2023 44:47


    The guys react to the Astros losing 4-0 to the A's, & Determining when it's fair to truly Judge CJ Stroud as a rookie amongst unusual circumstances

    09/12 Hour 2- DeMeco Ryans Is A Defensive Mastermind

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2023 50:21


    More talk around the NFL and breaking down how the Texans defense can improve under the expertise of DeMeco Ryans 

    09/12 Hour 3- Josh Allen Turnover Woes & Previewing Texans-Colts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2023 49:07


    Is Josh Allen a turnover machine? Plus how will the rookie matchup between CJ Stroud & Anthony Richardson look in Week 2?

    09/11 Hour 1 - What Did You Think Of Texans Week 1?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2023 47:14


    09/11 Hour 2 - Astros Take 2 Of 3 From The Padres!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2023 49:11


    09/11 Hour 3 - How Do You Grade CJ Stroud?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2023 48:29


    Astros TV Play-By-Play Voice Todd Kalas Joins the Killer B's

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2023 11:54


    Astros TV Play-By-Play Voice Todd Kalas joined the Killer B's with Joel Blank, and Jeremy Branham to discuss the Astros-Padres series, their offensive outburst against the Rangers, Hunter Brown, the division race, and more!

    09/08/2023 Hour 1 - We Have Texans Questions That Need Answering!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2023 55:10


    Hour 1 of the Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham, LIVE from East River 9 in East Downtown! This hour the guys discussed... The NFL season is here, and the guys answer the biggest questions they have about the 2023 Houston Texans Beezy Money returns, with Jeremy, Joel, and Joe making their NFL picks against the spread What's your boldest NFL prediction this year?

    09/08/2023 Hour 2 - Is the MMP Batting Eye to Blame for the Astros Offensive Woes at Home?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2023 48:53


    Hour 2 of the Killer B's with Joel Blank, and Jeremy Branham, LIVE from East River 9 in East Downtown! This hour included... Astros play-by-play TV voice Todd Kalas joined the guys to discuss the Astros-Padres series Joel, Jeremy, and Joe predict the Texans win-loss record this season Is the Minute Maid Park batting eye to blame for the Astros hitting woes at home this year?

    09/08/2023 Hour 3 - How Will We View the Texans IF They Upset the Ravens?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2023 51:31


    Hour 3 of The Killer B's with Joel Blank, and Jeremy Branham, LIVE from East River 9 in East Downtown! This hour included... A conversation with former Longhorns running back Selvin Young about the Texas-Alabama game this weekend How will we view the Texans if they pull off the upset against the Ravens? PLUS, can producer Brian McDonald stump Jeremy and Joel during this week's edition of 'Who Said It'?

    09/7 Hour 1- Astros Sweep The Rangers & Super Bowl Predictions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2023 46:46


    The guys talk about where the Astros shape up with 21 games left in the season & share their thoughts on contenders in the AFC and NFC with the NFL regular season kicking off tonight!

    09/7- Hour 2- Thoughts on the Texans ahead of Week 1 & Bad Take BLVD!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2023 48:41


    Will the Texans give the Ravens a run for their money? Also talking bad takes around the sports world in the past week!

    09/7 Hour 1 - Astros Sweep the Rangers & Super Bowl Predictions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2023 48:40


    09/06 Hour 1 - Altuve!! What Can You Even Say!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2023 50:28


    Jose Altuve dominated the Rangers last night, the Astros are in 1st place for the first time this season! The guys discuss all that and more in the first hour of The Killer B's.

    09/06 Hour 2 - David Stearns Still in Consideration For The Stros?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2023 51:19


    The guys play how good the Texans will be, a nasty WTF Wednesday and the possibility of the Astros still bringing in David Stearns.

    09/06 Hour 3 - Dream or Altuve??

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2023 49:53


    The guys discuss if Dream or Altuve is the top Houston athlete of all time and who else is at the top of the list. What sweep means for the Astros vs the Rangers and more!

    09/05 Hour 1 - Astros Get First W Of Series Vs Rangers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2023 52:12


    09/05 Hour 2 - Does CJ Stroud Being Named Captain Mean Anything?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2023 49:29


    09/05 Hour 3 - Yanier At 1st Or Catcher?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2023 47:55


    09/04/2023 Hour 1 - Astros failing to secure the division AGAIN!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2023 50:34


    During the first hour of today's show, Jeremy Branham and Joe George (filling in for Joel Blank) discuss the good, the bad, & the ugly from the weekend with the Astros getting swept by the Yankees.

    09/04/2023 Hour 2 - Coach Prime & Astros managerial malpractice?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2023 51:45


    During the 2nd hour of today's show featuring Jeremy and Joe George, they run through the topics of: If the Texans will be good, Coach Prime and his massive win this weekend and the handling of Chas this weekend close to being managerial malpractice!

    09/04/2023 Hour 3 - Best and worst case for the Texans this year

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2023 46:07


    During the final hour of The Killer B's, Jeremy and Joe George discuss their best and worst case scenarios for the Houston Texans this year. Also, the duo debate which NFL Head Coach will be the first to get fired this year. Additionally, they play a game of Wheel of Bits to finish off the show.

    9/01 Hour 1- Can the Bats Carry The Stros

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2023 49:50


    The guys discuss if the lineup can carry the team to the World Series, DJ Blen-Aime joins the show and more 

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