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Hosts, Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins, talk about everything happening in the world of sports every other day. Previews for any games, and their bets against the spread for every NFL Sunday. Hoping to give a light and comical twist to the everyday world of sports.

Daniel Khoury, Michael Higgins


    • Nov 22, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Isaiah Stewart Takes on the Entire Lakers Roster & NFL Week 11 Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 35:08

    Isaiah Stewart was elbowed by Lebron James, he then proceeded to charge at the entire Lakers team multiple times, no matter the cost. How long should Stewart be suspended and would you be happy with him if you were a Pistons fan? Week 11 brought some crazy scores and upsets. The Texans beat the Titans, the Colts beat the Bills, and more. Who is the best team in the AFC?

    Upsets All Over the Place in Week 9 of the NFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 43:32

    Michael Higgins goes solo to discuss all the games that happened on Sunday, including some surprising upsets and a few game-winning kicks.

    Browns Release Odell & NFL Week 9 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 34:21

    The Browns have finally let go of Odell and he will look for a new team in the coming days. Will this make the Browns better or worse? Daniel and Michael make their picks for every NFFL game on the schedule for week 9 of the NFL season.

    Braves Win the World Series! NFL Trade Deadline Recap & TNF Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 61:50

    The NFL trade deadline has come and gone and it was yet another underwhelming day for trades in the NFL. Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins talk about the few trades that did happen, including the Broncos deal to send Von Miller. The Celtics have gotten off to a slow start and the players have begun to point fingers. Can this roster even work out? Zion Williamson had offseason surgery and he will continue to be sidelined into December. Should Pelicans fans be concerned for his long term health? The Braves won the World Series, underdog story complete. They defeated the villains of the MLB in 6 games to win their first World Series since 1995.

    Astros Win Game 2 of the World Series & JJ Watt is Out for the Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 24:42

    JJ Watt has struggled with the injury bug in the last couple of years and after a healthy start to the 2021 campaign, it has caught up with him again. Michael Higgins talks about what Watt should consider and how greatly this will impact the Cardinals. The Astros offense showed up for Game 2 of the World Series as they scored six runs on Max Fried. The series goes back to Atlanta for an all important 3 game stretch. The NBA is in full swing and there are already some crazy headlines. Michael talks about what needs to happen for Miles Bridges to make the All Star Game.

    Braves Win Game 1 of the World Series & TNF Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 40:10

    Daniel Khoury returns to make his NBA Awards predictions for this NBA season and talk about why he chose the players that he did. The Braves dominated Game 1 of the World Series against the Astros 6-2. However, it wasn't all good news for Atlanta as Charlie Morton broke his fibula and is out for the series. Thursday Night Football includes a good matchup between the Cardinals and the Packers. We give our picks against the spread and preview the matchup.

    Saints Outlast Seahawks on MNF & NBA Award Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 32:58

    The Saints and the Seahawks gave us a defensive battle on Monday Night Football that was more interesting than anticipated. Michael Higgins breaks down the game and talks about why the Seahawks will miss the playoffs. The NBA season is officially in full swing as we have seen a few games from each team. Michael gives his NBA regular season award predictions for this season.

    NFL Week 7 Recap & Braves Are Going to the World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 29:15

    The Atlanta Braves pulled off an upset against the Dodgers and even managed to finish their revenge series in 6 games. Daniel Khoury talks about what the Braves did in order to get themselves to the World Series. Week 7 of the NFL season was filled with a lot of mismatches, while there were not many good games, Daniel breaks down each game and the result for each team.

    Browns' Backups Beat Broncos, Curry Goes Off, & NFL Week 7 Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 31:28

    Steph Curry seemingly could not miss versus the Clippers, scoring 45. Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins talk about the 3 NBA games that happened tonight. The NBA is back! The Browns had backup players all over the field and still managed to control the entirety of the game against the Broncos. Should the Broncos fire the coaching staff and start from scratch? Week 7 is almost upon us so we make our picks against the spread for every game this week.

    NFL Week 6 Picks & Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 25:21

    The ALCS is all tied up at 1 game a piece after the Red Sox became the first team in MLB history to hit two grand slams in the same postseason game. On the NL side of things, the Braves took Game 1 in walk off fashion. The NFL has a busy schedule for Week 6, Michael Higgins breaks down each matchup and makes his picks against the spread.

    Dodgers Advance to the NLCS

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 45:46

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers narrowly escaped Philly with a victory to end a game that should have never been that close. Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins talk about the game and what happened in prime time. The Dodgers and Giants needed Game 5 to settle the NLDS, but ultimately the Dodgers prevailed. We break down both the NLCS and the ALCS and make our predictions for each series.

    MLB Division Series' Ending & NFL Week 5 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 63:05

    The MLB Playoffs are in full swing and all but one division series have ended. The World Series is within grasp for a select few teams and Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins talk about the playoffs thus far. Kyrie Irving has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately and it looks like he will not be allowed to play without being vaccinated. We talk about what this means for his career as well as the Brooklyn Nets. The NFL has seen a few teams rise to the top of the league with a few teams falling flat on their faces. Week 5 was full of exciting headlines and we breakdown the games in the final segment.

    NFL Week 5 Preview & Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 18:59

    On today's episode, Michael Higgins gives his picks on who will cover the spread in each NFL game for Week 5.

    MLB Playoffs Are Here!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 51:55

    On today's episode, Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins breakdown the wild card games and preview the Division Series Matchups. The playoffs should be interesting this year as there is no clear favorite. The Rams beat the Seahawks on TNF and Russell Wilson suffered a severe injury. It is unclear if Geno Smith can keep the Seahawks afloat while Wilson is injured.

    NFL Week 4 Preview & Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 31:14


    On today's show, Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins breakdown every week 4 matchup in the NFL and make their picks.


    Bengals Comeback Win on TNF & MLB Playoff Picture

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 47:17

    The Bengals came back from down 14 to win on prime time to improve to 3-1. Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins cover every aspect of the game and what it means for each team. The MLB playoff picture has started to take it's final form while the AL Wild Card race is still as crazy as ever.

    NFL Week 3 in Review!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 52:38

    NFL Week 3 has come and gone and it brought us some crazy scores, as well as some broken records. Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins breakdown all of the games and recap everything that happened.

    NFL Week 3 Preview & Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 33:11

    The NFL has a loaded slate for week 3. Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins breakdown all of the matchups and make their picks against the spread for the week.

    Worst TNF of All Time & MLB Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 42:45

    Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins are forced to review the most boring TNF game of all time because someone thought it was a good idea for the Panthers and Texans to be in prime time. We then give our MLB awards for the 2021 season.

    NFL Week 2 is in the Books & Ben Simmons is Done in Philly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 72:27


    The NFL Week 2 is officially over and there were plenty of interesting storylines to discuss for the week. Ben Simmons wants out of Philly after an offseason full of slander. Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins discuss potential landing spots for the sharpshooter.


    John Wall Trade Rumors & NFL Week 2 Preview and Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 32:13

    John Wall is officially done playing for the Houston Rockets as Wall and Houston's front office have agreed to find him a new team. Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins discuss his potential landing spots to open the pod. NFL Week 2 is approaching and we are back with another segment of Third String Spreads to make our picks for the week.

    NFL Week 1 in Review & Da Yankees Lose (Again)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 70:45

    Week 1 for the NFL is officially in the books and Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins recap everything that happened. There were some surprising outcomes and some teams certainly surprised us.

    NFL Week 1 Primer & Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 43:05

    Michael Higgins and Daniel Khoury briefly talk about the slate of college football games and the implications it could have on the playoff. We then transition into the year's first Third String Spreads segment and make our picks for the week.

    Buccaneers Defeat Cowboys in NFL Season Opener!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 43:44


    TJ Watt signed a massive extension on Tuesday morning, making him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history. Did the Steelers give him too much? Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins talk about it to open the episode. The NFL is officially back and the season opener couldn't have been any better. It was an offensive shootout that ended on a classic Tom Brady game-winning drive. We breakdown everything from the game in the 2nd segment of the show.


    How Many QBs Are Better Than Cam Newton? MLB Surprises & Disappointments

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 66:50


    Last week, Cam Newton said there were not 32 NFL quarterbacks better than him. On today's episode, we try to prove Cam wrong. This is all opinion based and is not a full QB ranking, so don't get your panties in a twist. We then go through the MLB and give our most surprising and disappointing teams. To close the episode, we reintroduce Third String Spreads for the NFL season!


    You Don't Know Her, She Goes to Bishop Sycamore

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 40:07

    Bishop Sycamore did not even have approval to play IMG Academy over the weekend, yet they still got on ESPN. After some shady stuff coming out about the school, program, players, and coach, people are questioning the legitimacy of this football team. Tuesday was NFL cut day and there were a couple surprising names to see let go, including Cam Newton. When is your favorite time to sleep? We love a good nap to ruin the sleep schedule. In our last segment, we give our Mount Rushmore of times to sleep.

    NFL Season is Here!!! & QB Competition Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 59:26

    The NFL Preseason is coming to close so we did the only normal thing an NFL fan would do... OVERREACT!! We give our preseason overreactions to help foreshadow what could happen this NFL season. We also react to the QB competitions in different organizations and if we think those teams made the right decision.

    AFC Division Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 80:54

    The AFC is the most talented it has been in years, and their could be a couple of teams to dethrone the Chiefs. On today's episode, we discuss the rest of the divisions for our NFL Division Primer Series.

    NFC West & AFC East Division Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 57:23

    The NFC West is filled with a bunch of talent and may be the best division we have seen in the NFL in quite some time. On the other hand, the AFC East is filled of a bunch of up and coming teams with a lot of talent to be developed. On this episode, we preview the 2021 NFL season in both of these divisions.

    Nick Chubb Signs Extension & A Look at the MLB Playoff Picture

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 34:50

    On today's episode, Michael Higgins is all by himself, lonely and sad, to discuss the Carson Wentz foot injury, Nick Chubb signing an extension, and the MLB playoff picture.

    Lakers Trade for Russell Westbrook, Dodgers Trade for Turner & Scherzer, & NBA Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 71:49

    On today's episode, Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins talk about one of the most eventful days in sports in recent memory. The MLB hot stove has heated up while the NBA Draft occurred. We breakdown everything that happened on this episode.

    Official 2021 NBA Mock Draft & Padres Acquire Another All Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 58:45

    On today's episode, Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins talk about both Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson planning on attending NFL Training Camp. We then move on to talk about the MLB trade deadline and what trades have already happened in the league. The episode is then finished by giving our official 2021 NBA Mock Draft.

    NFL Division Preview: NFC South Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 44:27


    On today's episode, Daniel Khoury and Michael Higgins talk about the NFC South and what to expect from the division in the upcoming NFL Season. Could Sam Darnold finally reach his full potential? Are the Bucs the best team in the NFL? Listen to the podcast to find out what we think!


    Nelson Cruz Traded to the Rays & Our 2021 NBA Mock Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 64:19

    On today's episode, we discuss the new NFLPA agreement for the upcoming NFL season. We then breakdown the trade that has sent Nelson Cruz to the Tampa Bay Rays and what it means for each team involved. We finish the episode by giving our 2021 NBA lottery picks.

    Milwaukee Bucks Are NBA Champions!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 32:54


    On today's episode, we talk about the Milwaukee Bucks and their 2021 NBA championship run!


    Bucks Take a 3-2 NBA Finals Lead Over the Suns & NFC East Division Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 71:47


    On today's episode, we talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how great it has been the last couple of years. We then get into talking about Game 5 of the NBA Finals and how the Bucks were able to pull off the victory. We then transition to close the show out by discussing the NFL's NFC East division and what we expect this upcoming year.


    Bucks Tie Up the NBA Finals, Pete Alonso Hates Children, & Tom Brady Played on a Torn MCL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 39:23


    On today's episode, we discuss everything that happened in Game 4 of the NBA Finals and how the officiating needs to change. We then move on to discuss the MLB All star festivities, which included the Home Run Derby as well as the game. To finish the episode, we talk about Tom Brady having to play the Super Bowl on a torn MCL.


    Italy Wins the Euro Cup & the Bucks Win Game 3 of the NBA Finals!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 38:02

    Italy took care of business to complete the miracle run to the Euro Cup Final. The Bucks won Game 3 of the NBA Finals behind another monster performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo. The 1st Round of the MLB Draft took place and there were some surprising selections.

    Suns Take a 2-0 Lead in NBA Finals!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 51:35


    On today's episode, we discuss Game 2 of the NBA Finals and how the Phoenix Suns have dominated this series. We then talk about some overperforming MLB teams and if we think they will return to Earth.


    Suns Win Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thanks to Chris Paul

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 36:12


    On today's episode, we talk about Game 1 of the NBA Finals and everything that happened. Chris Paul went nuclear to secure the victory for the Phoenix Suns and Giannis looked sharp after returning from injury. We finish the episode by discussing our issues with the MLB All Star Teams.


    MLB All Star Starters Announced & Brook Lopez Enters the GOAT Debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 50:29

    Today we discuss the MLB All Star Game starters and what we would change about the lineups. We then talk about Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bucks and Hawks. To end the episode, we talk about MLB Trade Deadline candidates.

    Phoenix Suns Advance to the NBA Finals & Our NL All Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 28:44


    On today's episode we discuss the Suns winning Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals. We also make our picks for the NL All Star Roster.


    Clippers Win Game 5 Over Suns & Our NL All Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 31:59

    On today's episode we breakdown Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals and Paul George owning the Phoenix Suns. We then move on to give both of our lists for the National League MLB All Star Team.

    Hawks Take Down Bucks in Game 1 of ECF & Wander Franco Has Arrived!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 41:13

    On today's episode, we discuss the intense Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bucks and the Hawks. We then talk about Wander Franco's long awaited debut and the MLB's sticky situation.

    Game 7 Babyyyy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 27:22

    Today we discuss Game 6 between the Bucks and Nets and we preview the decisive Game 7. We then transition to the MLB to talk about the banned substance scandal that is currently taking place.

    Short-Handed Clippers Defeat the Jazz & a Doc Rivers Team Blows Another Huge Lead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 35:54

    On today' episode, we talk about the 76ers blowing a huge lead as the Atlanta Hawks take a 3-2 series lead. We then transition to discuss the Clippers, without Kawhi, defeating the Utah Jazz.

    Jazz Defeat the Clippers on the Back of Donovan Mitchell & the Bucks Get on the Board Against the Nets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 43:56

    On today's episode, we recap the NBA playoff games from Thursday night that resulted in wins for the Bucks and the Jazz. We then close out the episode by discussing Friday night's games.

    Clippers Take Care of Luka & the Mavs, Harden Injured Again, & Trae Young is Still Cold as Ice

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 26:42

    On today's episode, Michael breaks down every NBA playoff game that happened over the weekend, including the Game 7 between the Clippers and the Mavericks. This episode also contains a series preview for the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs.

    Los Angeles Lakers Have Been Eliminated From the NBA Playoffs!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 39:57


    On today's episode, we discuss the shocking defeat the Lakers suffered in the first round of the NBA playoffs against the Phoenix Suns. We also talk about the Nuggets defeating Damian Lillard, without Jamal Murray.


    Suns Destroy Lakers, Damian Lillard Needs Help, & Vladdy Jr is an MVP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 64:36


    On today's episode, we discuss all of the NBA games that took place on Tuesday night, as well as some of the biggest MLB headlines, including Fernando Tatis' injury.


    Bucks Sweep Heat, Julius Randle Continues to Struggle, and Tatum Drops 50!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 67:43

    On Today's episode we discuss and breakdown all of the NBA action from Friday and Saturday night and what it means for each series going forward.

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