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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    08/12/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 48:33

    The guys kick off the hour with Who Said It and wrap the show discussing the news Michael Brantley is done for the season.

    08/12/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 50:19

    The guys discuss how good Brandin Cooks looks in camp and what that means before getting into the last 10 years of QBs to play in the Super Bowl. Then the guys wrap the hour discussing how the magic of the Astros pitching coaches has worked for JV and how it is already starting to work for Will Smith

    08/12/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 48:00

    The guys open the show voicing their frustrations with Dusty Baker and his defenders and wrap the hour discussing if they want the one seed or not.

    08/11/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 48:17

    In the final hour of The Killer B's, the guys react to trending bad takes around the sports world in their "Bad Take Boulevard" segment. They also react to the news that Lance McCullers Jr. will start on Saturday against the A's and how this will affect the Astros' starting rotation. Finally, they discuss whether or not Joe Espada is a lock for the Astros' general manager position next season. 

    08/11/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 48:06

    The guys continue to discuss whether or not Dusty Baker should be retained as the Astros' general manager next season or if they should move on to other candidates like Joe Espada. They talk about Texans' owner Cal McNair and which NFL head coach would win in a fight. Also, Mike Golic of DraftKings joins the show.

    08/11/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 51:20

    Joel and Jeremy kick off today's edition of The Killer B's by analyzing the Astros' line-up for today's game against the Rangers, with Trey Mancini finally starting. They also discuss whether or not Dusty Baker is capable of leading the Astros to a world series title this year and if he should be retained as the Astros manager next season.

    08/11/2022 Mike Golic of DraftKings Joined The Killer B's

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 12:40

    DraftKings' Mike Golic joins The Killer B's to offer his thoughts on Deshaun Watson's suspension, the outlook of the Browns' season, and the Texans' rebuild.

    08/10/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 47:54

    The guys wrap up the show in the final hour by discussing trending sports topics in their "In Case You Missed It" segment. They talk about little league games, MLB mic'd up interviews, and Vince McMahon. They also discuss the Astros' potential line-up in their game against the Rangers tonight and their level of concern for Trey Mancini not starting in recent games. 

    08/10/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 49:23

    In the second hour of the Killer B's, Joel and Jeremy discuss owner vs. general manager. Should team owners meddle or should they give the general manager enough time to construct a winning team? Also, former Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is a free agent in 2023. Should the Texans bring him back? And Houston Astros Legend, Roy Oswalt, joins The Killer B's.

    08/10/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 52:12

    In the first hour of The Killer B's, Joel and Jeremy start off by talking about the Astros comeback win over the Rangers and how the Astros now lead the Yankees for the best record in the American League. Next the guys are joined by Sports Illustrated NFL writer Andrew Brandt to talk about Deshaun Watson and some other things. To cap off the hour the guys talk about the Texans ownership and how it is working out for the team. 

    Houston Astros Legend, Roy Oswalt joins The Killer B's

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 13:19

    Houston Astros legend, Roy Oswalt joins The Killer B's to discuss the changing pitching industry and talk about how it's different from when he used to pitch. He also talks about the tractor he received for winning a playoff game for the Astros. 

    Sports Illustrated NFL Writer, Andrew Brandt joins The Killer B's

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 10:59

    Sports Illustrated NFL Writer, Andrew Brandt joins The Killer B's to discuss Deshaun Watson's legal situations and where he currently stands. They also go on to talk about Nick Caserio and what he is doing for the Texans. 

    08/09/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 48:30

    Joel and Jeremy wrap up the show in the final hour by discussing what they like and dislike about kids resuming school for the fall. They also break down Davis Mills' numbers and if he is good enough to be the Texans' franchise quarterback.

    08/09/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 48:19

    Hour two of The Killer B's continues with the question, "What is the worst team gear to wear in Houston?" They also talk about how good the Astros' pitchers have been and if they could sustain this level of excellence going into the playoffs. They also break down what the level of concern should be following Astros' shortstop Jeremy Pena's recent offensive struggles.

    08/09/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 51:36

    The Killer B's kicks off with Joel and Jeremy breaking down the chances the Texans have of winning this season, especially with the way Nick Caserio has constructed this current roster. They also talk about the lack of depth in their roster and how much of an impact the rookies can make this season.

    08/08/22 The Killer B's Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 47:53

    The guys start the hour with Mailbag Monday, then move on to the worst firings in sports history, next they discuss mayo vs ketchup ice cream and wrap the hour with cross talk.

    08/08/22 The Killer B's Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 49:19

    The guys discuss which NFL teams could go from worst to first, then they discuss a Mills comp and if that is good enough, and wrap the hour discussing what the Astros should do when LMJ returns.

    08/08/22 The Killer B's Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 48:42

    The guys debate what seed they would prefer for the Astros, what the lineup looks like if Brantley never comes back. They wrap the show discussing shows they held onto way after they went bad.

    Astros TV Host Kevin Eschenfelder on The Killer Bs - The Astros Are a Better Team Today Than Before the Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 11:32

    Astros TV host Kevin Eschenfelder joined Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham on the Killer Bs

    08/05/2022 The Killer B's Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 46:10

    Hour 3 of the Killer Bs with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham! This hour, the guys talk with Astros TV host Kevin Eschenfelder Challenge a listener to a game of "Who Said It" And confront "Benedict Riley" who abandoned the show in favor of being on The Wheelhouse today

    08/05/2022 The Killer B's Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 49:30

    On this hour of The Killer B's, we continue our discussion about Dusty Baker as the Houston Astros manager. Next, do we take Justin Verlander for granted and will he be playing on his current contract next season? Then, we talk about Texans Training Camp and Davis Mills in the pre-season.

    08/05/22 The Killer B's Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 49:08

    On this hour of The Killer B's, we start off by talking about the Houston Astros and Trey Mancini. Next we get into an in-depth conversation about Dusty Baker as the manager for the Houston Astros.

    08/04/2022 James Palmer of NFL Network Joins The Killer B's

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 14:58

    James Palmer of NFL Network Joins The Killer B's

    08/04/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 47:58

    James Palmer joins the show to talk Texans training camp, the guys react to some of his thoughts and they wrap up the hour discussing the thought of Kyle Tucker as the CF when Brantley returns.

    08/04/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 49:30

    The Hall of Fame Game is tonight...Will you be watching? Then the guys wrap the hour discussing how the latest Watson news may speed up the rebuild.

    08/04/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 47:52

    The guys start the hour gushing over Trey Mancini, then discuss Vazquez's first start at catcher for the Astros and wrap the hour discussing their faith in Urquidy

    08/03/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 48:13

    To kick off the final hour of the show, Joel and Jeremy talk about the recent passing of sports commentator Vin Scully and NBA legend Bill Russell. Next the guys discuss the other big trades around the MLB. To wrap up the show, what's next for the Astros? 

    08/03/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 49:52

    In the second hour of the show, Joel and Jeremy continue their discussion on trades made by the Astros before the MLB trade deadline. To wrap up the hour , the guys talk Texans and Davis Mills in this upcoming season. 

    08/03/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 50:03

    To kick off the show, Joel and Jeremy discuss the Astros trades in the past couple of days and how the new players will fit into the starting lineup. Next, Did the Astros pass or fail at the MLB trade deadline? To wrap up the hour, the guys give their predictions for the rest of the Astros season. 

    08/02/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 50:14

    In the final hour of The Killer B's, Joel and Jeremy are joined by AT&T Sportsnet on field Astros reporter, Julia Morales to discuss the Astros recent moves and how things are around the club house.  They are then joined by BK from The Wheelhouse to talk about the Astros and if they are done making moves or not. 

    08/02/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 50:24

    To start off the second hour of The Killer B's the guys talk more about the Astros new players and where exactly they might fit in and what Dusty Baker will do with them. Next the Joel and Jeremy talk about some of the other big trades happening in the MLB like Juan Soto, Joey Gallo and a few other players. To cap off the hour the guys talk about some of the good things these new Astros bring to the plate. 

    AT&T Sportsnet on field Astros reporter Julia Morales joins The Killer B's

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 12:39

    AT&T Sportsnet on field Astros reporter Julia Morales joins The Killer B's to talk about the Astros recent trades and about some of the Astros players learning to speak English. Julia also talks about how some things going on around the clubhouse. 

    08/02/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 49:38

    In the first hour of The Killer B's, Joel and Jeremy talk about all of the recent moves the Astros have made before the trade deadline. The talk some call from the HRP Hotline and discuss what some of the listeners had to say about the trades. 

    08/01/2022 ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano Joins The Killer B's

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 10:22

    ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano Joins The Killer B's

    08/01/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 50:33

    The guys start the 3rd hour with mailbag Monday and spend the rest of the hour talking Astros trade deadline.

    08/01/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 47:15

    The guys discuss their nerves heading into the deadline, Dan Graziano joins the show to talk about the Watson news, and the guys wrap the hour talking about Brandon Cooks recent comments on his belief in Caserio 

    08/01/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 49:38

    The guys start the show reacting to the latest Deshaun Watson news, Joel has gone back to his original trade deadline wishes, and Cy Odorizzi made an appearance over the weekend.

    Who Said It 7/29/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 7:57

    The guys take on a caller in the latest version of Who Said It

    ESPN NFL Writer Bill Barnwell Joins The Killer B's 7/29/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 11:12

    Bill Barnwell Joins The Killer B's as training camps open up to talk Texans!

    07/29/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 48:35

    The guys start the hour with Who Said It vs. a listener. Then they discuss the DK Metcalf contract, and wrap the hour discussing what they would buy if they won the mega million.

    07/29/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 48:44

    The guys start the hour with their biggest storyline of the Texans season, then move on to their QB comparisons from Vanessa & Gallant, and wrap the hour talking Astros trade wish list.

    07/29/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 48:01

    The guys start the show with reactions to last nights Astros game, then are joined by Bill Barnwell of ESPN, and wrap the hour discussing his thoughts on the Texans

    07/28/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 46:01

    In the final hour of The Killer B's, Joel and Jeremy debate which Astros pitcher could be dealt at next week's deadline. Then, Joel and Jeremy discuss the importance of the Astros winning another world series. Next, Joel and Jeremy talk about Jake Odorizzi and why he has little value. To end the show, Joel and Jeremy are joined by BK to discuss which one of the three starting pitchers he is comfortable moving on from. 

    07/28/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 51:13

    In the middle hour, Joel and Jeremy discuss where the Texans are at in their rebuild. Next, Joel and Jeremy discuss if Houston fans hate their NFL team more than any other city. Then, Joel and Jeremy talk about where it went wrong in the Bill O'Brien era. To end the second hour, Joel and Jeremy discuss the biggest storylines for the Texans in 2022. 

    07/28/2022 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 49:24

    In the first hour of The Killer B's, Joel and Jeremy recap the Astros shocking series sweep at the hands of the A's. Then, Joel and Jeremy talk trade deadline and what the Astros need. Next, Joel and Jeremy debate whether Dusty Baker is holding back the Astros. To wrap up the hour, Jeremy asks if it is okay to run outside without a shirt on as a male. 

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