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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    11/24/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 52:58

    In the final hour Howard Balzer joins PC to talk all things NFL, then Dan Wolken from USA Today Sports joins PC to discuss the College Football Playoff and more on the College Football season so far. 

    11/24/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 44:41

    Patrick Creighton fills in for Joel and Jeremy and discusses Thanksgiving and his favorite foods and traditions on the Holiday. After that PC discusses what the Astros should do at the shortstop position this offseason. 

    11/24/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 54:54

    Patrick Creighton fills in for Joel and Jeremy and spends the first hour discussing free agency around the MLB and recaps all the big signings so far during the offseason.

    11/23/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 50:43

    In an abbreviated version of the Killer B's Joel and Jeremy talk about the Texans social media being a little over the top after their win over the Tennessee Titans, and the news that the team waived Phillip Lindsey then switching over to talk about Carlos Correa's comments about Derek Jeter and Jeter's response to those comments. Bottom of the hour the guys talk about the fallout from the Giants loss to Tampa Bay last night including firing Jason Garrett, and they wrap up the show talking about the dust up between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart.

    11/22/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 24:43

    In todays shortened show, the guys react to the Texans win and go around the NFL! 

    ESPN MLB Analyst Eduardo Perez Joins the Killer B's with Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 13:10

    ESPN's MLB Analyst Eduardo Perez talks to the guys about possible replacements for Carlos Correa and more.

    ESPN Daily Wager's Doug Kezirian the Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 12:18

    ESPN Daily Wager's Doug Kezirian called in to give his plays for the weekend.

    11/19/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 54:40

    Live from Cobos Que Joel and Jeremy talk about what would make fans ok with Carlos Correa more than likely leaving the Astros, before looking forward to the Texans upcoming game against the Titans. ESPN MLB Analyst Eduardo Perez calls into to show and they wrap up the hour continuing their conversation about who the Astros could replace Carlos Correa with, along with other moves the team could make to the roster.

    11/19/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 58:43

    Live from Cobos Que Joel and Jeremy ponder if the Patriots are back after their shutout victory over the Atlanta Falcons, Antonio Brown allegedly gave the NFL a fake vaccination card on the heels of the Aaron Rodgers fiasco. Yahoo Sports ranked this years rookie quarterbacks. bottom of the hour the guys talk about this weekends college football action and they wrap up the hour with a preview of this weekends NFL games.

    11/19/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 52:50

    Live from Cobos Que Joel and Jeremy are joined by ESPN Daily Wager's Doug Kezirian to give some of his favorite plays for the weekend then they continue their discussion on who could possibly replace Carlos Correa. Bottom of the hour they talk about if the Astros can contend long enough to prevent Houston sports from becoming completely irrelevant and wrap up the show talking more about this weekends NFL action.

    ESPN Reporter Tim Kurkjian Joins The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 16:14

    ESPN Reporter Tim Kurkjian joins the guys to talk about the Astros singing Justin Verlander and what it means for the team!

    Former Rockets Head Coach Kevin McHale Joins The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 17:16

    NBA Great & Former Rockets Head Coach Kevin McHale joins the show to talk about the current Rockets!

    11/18/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 54:03

    On the final hour, the guys kick off the hour with MLB Reporter Tim Kurkjian joining the Killer B's discussing more on the Houston Astros and recent resigning of Justin Verlander before breaking down The Houston Astros and Carlos Correa and other potential options for the Astros and their future this coming off-season. The guys then talk about the Houston Texans and their upcoming game against the Tennessee Titans and the quarterback situation for the Texans. At the bottom of the hour, the guys continue to break down Justin Verlander and his resigning with the Houston Astros and hopes of Carlos Correa returning to the Astros.

    11/18/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 53:30

    On this hour, the guys kick off the hour taking more on Justin Verlander returning to the Houston Astros taing more money from the Astros which could be a downfall in trying to get more new players during the off-season before talking about the different rotations the Astros have. The guys then move on to the Houston Texans and the struggles they have had this season and recent mock draft for the Texans with the possibility of options for quarterback. Basketball Hall of Famer, Kevin McHale joins the Killer B's to discuss more on the Houston Rockets and more around the NBA this season. At the bottom of the hour the guys discuss broadcasting and the pros and cons of it depending on the team being broadcasted.

    11/18/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 52:05

    On the first hour, the guys kick off the hour talking about Justin Verlander returning to the Houston Astros with a new contract deal before moving on breaking down the downside to the Houston Astros with the new contract of Verlander and what they need to do in order to be bring new players to the Astros during the off-season. The guys then talk about Christmas being already in season even though Thanksgiving hasn't come yet. The guys move on to discuss the Houston Rockets and their recent struggles this season. At the bottom of the hour the guys then discuss Henry Ruggs III and former New York Jets running back Zach Stacey viral video before mention Kyler Murray's future this week.

    11/17/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 50:13

    In the final hour of the Killer B's, Jeremy and Joel goes all around Houston Sports as they talk about the Astros hope to keep a championship level team, Rockets vs. OKC tonight and the expectations of that and the Texans front office with wondering if the new era presents any hope for the future of the franchise.

    MLB Network Host Chris Mad Dog Russo Joins The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 16:02

    MLB Network Host Chris Mad Dog Russo Joins The Killer B's to talk about the Astros hopes for next years team and for the future.

    Randy Mueller former NFL GM & Director of Player Personnel for Roughnecks Joins The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 16:10

    Randy Mueller a former NFL GM for the Saints and Dolphins, and Director of Pro Personnel for Roughnecks joined the show to talk about the Texans rebuild.

    11/17/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 52:56

    In the 2nd hour of the Killer B's, a question arise as Jeremy asked if the lack of competitive basketball coming from the Rockets would suggest that youre possibly out already on Stephen Silas? MLB Network Host "Chris MAD DOG Russo joins the show to talk about the Astros possibly replacing Verlander and Correa and how fans should have "faith" in the front office.

    11/17/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 52:05

    In hour 1, Randy Mueller - former NFL GM for the Saints & Dolphins, Director of Pro Personnel for Roughnecks came onto the show to talk about the Texans rebuild. Another topic of Jeremy and Joel was about the market of Justin Verlander after recovering from Tommy John surgery.

    11/16/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 52:09

    In the final hour of today's show Joel and Jeremy discuss the Astros free agency and whether or not the the Astros will keep Carlos Correa with his baggage. They then continue their discussion on Texans HC David Culley and his "empty promises" on fixing the team. Then halfway through the hour NFL HOF Voter Howard Balzer joins the hive and adds in on the David Culley discussion. He also goes around the NFL with the guys. To end out the show Cody Stoots from The Wheelhouse joins the show for crosstalk and discuss Jimbo Fisher rumors and more!

    11/16/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 53:12


    In hour 2 of today's episode of the Killer B's the guys start out to talk the Astros lineup for the 2022 season and what the defense will look like. They then move on to the NFL and discuss the 7 first year head coaches and how they have fared so far this season. They then talk Rex Ryan's comments on Jets HC Robert Saleh and takes offense to the comparison between the two. To then end out the hour the guys react to Jimbo Fisher clearing up any rumors of him leaving College Station. 


    11/16/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 50:05

    To start out today's show the guys react to Texans HC David Culley's comments at yesterday's press conference and give their thoughts going into the second half of the Texans season. They then move on to last night's battle between Rams @ 49ers and what the bad loss means to the Rams. Midway through the hour ESPN's own Eric Moody joins the show to discuss Fantasy Football. Then to end out the hour the guys discuss the Rockets 12 game losing streak.

    NFL HOF Voter Howard Balzer Joins The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branhan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 16:03

    Howard joins the hive to weigh in on the David Culley discussion and NFL games around the league.

    ESPN Fantasy Football Writer Eric Moody Joins The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branhan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 14:42

    Eric Moody joins today's show to discuss Fantasy Football and possible sleepers going into Week 11. 

    Fox Sports MLB Analyst Ben Verlander Joins The Killer B's Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 17:59

    Ben Verlander joined the show to talk to the guys about the Astros offseason!

    11/15/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 49:39

    To start off the show the guys discuss the Starling Marte rumors & what Ben Verlander said about his brother Justin earlier on the show. The path to the #1 pick is technically closer now, but is it REALLY? The guys discuss. Finally the guys go around the NFL and wrap the show with cross talk!

    11/15/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 51:26

    The guys start the hour talking with MLB Analyst Ben Verlander, they react to some interesting things he has to say. Then they go around the NFL and breakdown the Texas college football games from over the weekend!

    11/15/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 50:11

    Did we all enjoy our weekend off the Texans? The Astros have a new rumored target and the guys go around the NFL. The guys wrap the hour discussing the Rockets frustrations early in the season.

    11/12/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 49:49

    To kick off the final hours, the guy's question is if the Astros could still contend if they did NOTHING this offseason? Then the guys go around the NFL this weekend and wrap up the show with cross talk!

    Todd Fuhrman of CBS HQ Joins 11-12-21 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 14:08

    Todd Fuhrman joins the guys to help them pick this weekends games!

    11/12/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 49:15

    Jeremy says The Astros should break up with Carlos Correa before he breaks up with them. The guys question what the bigger NFL move was yesterday. Then the guys look at a couple big games in CFB and wrap the hour questioning if the Texans MUST draft a QB this year. 

    11/12/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 51:35

    Brent Strom is no longer an Astro and the guys open discussing that loss. Are there other options than Miami for Watson? After last night...the guys debate what they think of Tua. Then Todd Fuhrman joins the show to talk about betting football this weekend. The guys wrap the hour talking about the kind of vets that SHOULD be on the Rockets.

    Jason McIntyre Of Fox Sports Joins The Killer B:s Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 1:45

    Jason McIntyre joined the guys to talk about his CBB top 50 which featured 3 Longhorns and a Cougar, as well as his top CBB prospects and more!

    Yahoo Sports Columnist Dan Dan Wetzel Joined The Killer B's Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 13:43

    Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports joined the guys to talk about the latest College Football Playoff proposal and more!

    11/11/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 49:44

    On the final hour, the guys kick off the hour talking about the offseason for the Houston Astros and their opening for shortstop with Carlos Correa no longer apart of the Astros before moving on talking about refereeing in the NBA. The guys then discuss Bruce Arians on the position with Odell Beckham Jr possible joining the Tampa BAY Buccaneers.  The guys then talk about the Houston Texans becoming a contender in the upcoming years becoming a reality. At the bottom of the hour, the guys talk about the most recent breaking news with the signing of Odell Beckham Jr to the Los Angeles Rams.

    11/11/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 55:05

    On this hour, the guys kick off the hour talking about the current rebuild of the Houston Texans and how Nick Caserio has gone about trying to bring the Texans back into the postseason before moving on talking about how teams around the NFL have made changes to their rosters to get them in positions they are in now. Jason McIntyre of FOX Sports joins the Killer B's discussing the top 50 college basketball players. At the bottom of the hour, the guys discuss more on college football and an expansion of teams for the college football.

    11/11/2021 The Killer B's: Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 50:04

    On this hour, the guys kick off the hour discussing a possible future team for Alex Correa before moving on talking about the Houston Rockets and rookie Jalen Green and last night's game against the Detroit Pistons. Yahoo Sports Columnist, Dan Wetzel joins the Killer B's breaking down college football and a new possible playoff rumor for college football. At the bottom of the hour the guys discuss the recent Cam Newton signing for the Carolina Panthers with Sam Darnold hurt.

    ESPN NBA Countdown Reporter Marc Spears Joins The Killer B's with Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 9:44

    ESPN NBA Countdown Reporter & Senior Writer for The Undefeated Marc Spears Joins The Killer B's with Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham to talk about Jalen Green vs Cade Cunningham and more for the Houston Rockets!

    Former MLB GM Jim Duquette Joins The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 17:10

    Former MLB GM & MLB Network Radio Analyst Jim Duquette joins The Killer B's to discuss the Astros off season!

    11/10/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 51:41

    The guys kick off hour 3 discussing the Carlos Correa sweepstakes. Jeremy has an issue with Adam Thielen's shade at refs. Then they question if Justin Verlander could actually return to the Astros and the guys cross talk with Brad!

    11/10/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 50:47

    Marc Spears of ESPN & The Undefeated kicks off the first hour to talk Houston Rockets and then the jump guys into questioning if it could be worse than Cal McNair. The guys get back into the CFP conversation and wrap up the hour with Texans midseason grades!

    11/10/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 52:37

    Joel & Jeremy kick off the 1st hour discussing why the Yankees talking to Carlos Correa isn't something to freak out about and how the college football invitational committee is messed up. Jim Duquette joins the show and tells the guys the Carlos Correa sweepstakes are over for the Astros and the guys react!

    11/09/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 49:55

    In the final hour, the guys discussed David Culley future with the Texans, also Carlos Correa possible replacement that Jeremy would happen to hate for the Astros. Odell Beckhmam Jr. reportedly #1 team he wishes to join can make Joel happy if true, plus Howard Balzer joins the show for everyone's favorite segment to talk that situation plus more around the NFL.

    NFL Hall of Famer Voter Howard Balzer Joins The Killer B's With Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 17:12

    NFL Hall of Famer Voter Howard Balzer Joins The Killer B's to talk everything around the NFL and the crazy week of football with a ton of upsets that happened.

    11/09/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 53:17

    In hour 2, NFL controversy with a referee last night in Monday Night Football looked as he bumped into a Bears player intentionally and threw a flag caused for conversation. Also, the Athletic Baseball Writer Keith Law joined the show to talk baseball and the Astros hopes to keep Carlos Correa and Justin Verlander.

    Athletic Baseball Writer Keith Law Joins The Killer B's With Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 14:58


    Keith Law - Athletic Baseball Writer joined the show to talk about the Astros and the hope to bring Carlos Correa and Justin Verlander.


    11/09/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 51:45

    In the first hour, the guys in the hive talk about how the Houston Texans struggles have continued and fans are losing hope - especially if no change happens in the front office. In the NBA, last years MVP Nikola Jokic could be facing a suspension after getting into an altercation with Marcus Morris which caused each of their brothers to get involved.

    ESPN Radio Host Jason Fitz Joins The Killer B's With Joel Blank & Jeremy Branham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 14:08

    ESPN Radio Host Jason Fitz joins The Killer B's to talk about a wacky week in college football.

    11/08/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 53:04

    The Killer B's start the week talking about the Texans falling to 1-8 with a loss to the Miami Dolphins, They discuss the offer the contract offer the Astros made to Carlos Correa, In the second half of the hour the guys go around the league and discuss the action from the NFL yesterday, and they wrap up the hour with surprising MLB players who didn't receive a qualifying offer.

    11/08/2021 The Killer B's with Joel Blank and Jeremy Branham Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 51:53

    In the second hour Joel and Jeremy wonder if any fans are still on board with the Texans and what needs to happen to get the fans back on board, before switching gears to the Astros and if Jim Crane is the best owner the team has ever had. at the bottom of the hour Jason Fitz joins the show to talk college football from the weekend and they end the hour talking about the Chiefs beating the Packers.

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