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From the King of Sports Books comes the new King of Sports Podcasts. Hosts Speedy Morman and Olivia Harlan Dekker come together to bring you interesting interviews from around the world of sports, sports betting, entertainment, and lifestyle. Unleashed, presented by BetMGM, features stories for everyone whether you're a sneakerhead, foodie, reality-tv junkie, or a sports bettor. Plus, hear from some of the greatest athletes to grace the stages of the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and more.

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    The Coach Talks WWE, Steroids, and Vince McMahon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 65:36

    Former WWE personality, Sportscenter host, and betting expert Jonathan “Coach” Coachman joins Olivia and Yannis this week to talk behind the scenes of the WWE and gives his picks for the NFL Wild Card Weekend.  Coach lays out his time with the WWE and what it was really like to work for Vince McMahon. He shares his thoughts on the organization, gets real about how badly he feels the WWE treated him in the end and tells why he will never go back. Coach shares his true stories and his thoughts on who the greatest wrestlers were of all time. Then the guys all talk NFL Wild Card weekend and Coach gives his tips for the best bets in teasers.  This week Olivia “Unleashes” on how amazing the last weekend of football was and Yannis shares how inspiring he found the return of Klay Thompson to The Golden State Warriors to be. Finally we announce our “Bad Beat of The Week” and Peter Andreu gives his picks and we find out who lost this week's “Punishment Picks.” It's another action packed week on “Unleashed” presented by BetMGM. Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    Mina Kimes Talks Playoffs and News Around the NFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 58:51

    It's time to ring in the New Year and listen to Unleashed from BetMGM with Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas as they talk with this week's special guest, NFL Analyst at ESPN, Mina Kimes! This episode is all about the National Football League and together the trio discuss what has been going on around the country and what to expect from the last week of the regular season. Who's clinched a spot in the playoffs? Who's still fighting for one? Get an inside scoop into the highs and lows, victories and defeats that this football season has offered as well as some of the biggest stories you may have missed over the holiday season. Not only do the three dive into stories from the field but we also get some insight into the excitement off the turf too, from Antonio Brown's unanticipated early exit to speculation about Aaron Rodgers returning to Green Bay for one more ride. Mina discusses her thoughts on the extended season schedule, as well as some of these wild card teams that just don't seem to want to quit. Hear about some of the trends that have developed this season and how analytics and statistics are changing the way coaches and players approach the sport of football and play the game each week. Learn about this season's exciting race for MVP and what players possibly will and won't be making the list this year. We also will speak with BetMGM's Peter Andreu as he stops by to give us this week's betting tips for the NFL and we get to find out who has won this week's “Punishment Picks”. If you love football, this is the episode for you! So grab your jersey and helmet, hit play and get ready for Unleashed, brought to you by BetMGM!  Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    The Year In Review Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 49:51

    This week Yannis Pappas and Olivia Harlan Dekker are joined by their friends from BetMGM Peter Andreu and Micheal Nagle to run down the year's top highlights and lowlights in sports. They will hit their favorite on and off-the-field stories, betting headlines, and favorite memories from the first year of the show. Some of the folks they will be talking about are Jackson Mahomes, Urban Myer, and Simone Biles. Peter Andreu does double duty as a guest and then comes back to do his weekly NFL betting tips and announce this week's winner of the “Punishment Picks” Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    Deron Williams Talks About His Fight and The NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 49:39

    Fresh off his KO of NFL star Frank Gore, NBA superstar Deron Williams talks about if he has a  future as a fighter, his retirement, and gives his thoughts on this year's NBA talent. The two-time gold medalist and former star of the Utah Jazz also talks about why he thinks LeBron is still the best player in the NBA, shares a Kobe Bryant memory, and gives Yannis some tips for having a daughter. The guys are in the holiday spirit and share their sports “Naughty and Nice list” Plus we find out who was possibly the Bad Beat of the year and then BetMGM's Peter Andreu stops by to give us this week's betting tips for the NFL and  we find out who won this week's “Punishment Picks.” Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    Comedian Paul Verzi Talks What's Unacceptable In The NFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 64:36

    This week comedian and Co-host of “Anything Better” with Bill Burr, and close friend to Yannis, Paul Verzi joins the show! He talks with Olivia and Yannis about how to choose your New York sports teams, what it's like when comedians get together, and what he finds unacceptable in the NFL right now. Plus he and Yannis go head to head to find out who knows more about New York sports. Olivia “unleashes” on the NFL and the players that have slipped through the cracks and are having breakout seasons and Yannis unleashes on Christman, but in a merry way. Finally, get all your picks for the weekend from BetMGM's Peter Andreu and find out who won this past week's “Punishment Picks.” Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    Kevin Harlan Talks His Favorite NBA Player To Watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 60:58

    One of the most iconic voices in sports, and Olivia's dad, Kevin Harlan joins the show. The voice of the NBA on TNT and The Superbowl on Westwood One shares his thoughts on Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Bill Belicheck and we find out what player he has enjoyed watching the most in his long career as a game announcer. We will also get the lowdown on that voice of his and Yannis asks everything he has ever wanted to know about Olivia including what Kevin thought of Sam Dekker when they first met. Plus Olivia and Yannis “Unleash” on LSU new coach Brian Kelly and Cincinnati making it into the College Football Playoff. We will get you ready for the weekend in the NFL with tips from our betting expert BetMGM's Peter Andreu, you will also find out who won our “Bad Beat of The Week” and which host lost “Punishment Picks.” Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    Scouting Tips and Getting Hot Too Early with Matt Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 58:37

    Joining us on the show today, again for the second time, is none other than the ESPN NFL Draft Analyst and master scouter, Matt Miller. Matt joins Yannis and Olivia to do a deep dive on college football plus examining who's best in the NFC and AFC and who's got no playoff chances this year. They also talk about which players are falling off and which deserve continued respect. Don't miss this week's Lion's Lock for your best bets, who Matt thinks will be the next coach fired, and open speculation on which spot Olivia's baby will play!Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    Terrell Suggs Shares His Favorite QB's To Sack

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 57:38

    One of the greatest to play defense in the NFL, former Baltimore Raven, and 8th all-time sack leader, Terrell Suggs joins Olivia and Yannis. They talk about his favorite QB's to sack, the importance of a full team to back up the defense, his final season with The Chiefs, why he loved to hit Tom Brady, and why he still has beef with Hines Ward. We also pull out the turkey and all the sides to talk about what about sports we are thankful for and we give back to a loser from last week's betting with our “Bad Beat of The Week.” Finally, we gather around the table to talk about betting and the NFL with BetMGM's Peter Andreu. Find out who won or tied in our “Punishment Picks.” Follow UsTwitter @betmgmFacebook @betmgmInstagram @betmgm Presented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com 

    Brandon Jacobs Talks Giants, Fans, and Does Defense Matter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 56:29

    This week Giant great and Superbowl Champion, Brandon Jacobs joins Yannis Pappas and Olivia Harlan Dekker. Since Yannis is one of the world's biggest NY Giants fans, he gets to geek out and ask Brandon all about the glory days, how Coughlin kept beating The Patriots, and how valuable that gap in his teeth is for Micheal Strahan. Plus, Brandon tells us why defense does not matter, who would win in a pushing contest with him and Derrick Henry, and he plays a game called “They Might Be Giants.” Olivia unleashes on refs and taunting calls, while Yannis takes aim at the need for relegation in the NFL, just like soccer. We also find out who had the “Bad Beat of The Week” and MGM's Peter Andreu updates us on the weekend of betting and who won last week's “Punishment Pick.” Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwwwBetMGM.com

    Dwayne Bowe talks LSU, OBJ, and Inspirational Lap Dances

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 49:27

    Former Chief and NFL Pro Bowler Dwayne Bowe joins Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas to talk about who should take the LSU job, Nick Saban's intense coaching, what's going on with the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes, where Odell Beckham Jr. might land, and the power of lap dances to calm the mind and win games. He was hilarious and kept it real for us. This is a must-listen. Olivia and Yannis both unleash on Aaron Rodgers, but not for what you think they might, they announce our “Bad Beat of Week,” Yannis talks UFC, and each give their predictions for this weekend's games in the NFL. Finally, we wrap it up, as we do each week, with our betting insider from BetMGM, Peter Andreu. He tells where the smart money is going this weekend in betting. Follow Us:Twitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    Merril Hoge Shakes His Terrible Towel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 51:44

    Get ready for another exciting episode of Unleashed presented by BetMGM, the king of sportsbooks, this week features NFL alumni and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril Hoge! More than just a former athlete and football player, Merril is a concussion recovery advocate, published author and he even served as an analyst for ESPN. This week he sits down with our duo, Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas, to talk about what's going on around the NFL, his experience while playing under the pads and a bit about his time off the field as well! Learn first hand about what it was like playing in the National Football League more than two decades ago and how it has evolved into the game we know today. Listen to the trio discuss Merril's time in Pittsburgh and learn some of his favorite things about playing for such an iconic organization. Hear about what ultimately led to him hanging up his helmet and the story behind what has kept him happy, healthy and motivated. Take a deep dive into learning about how health, clean eating and the world of wellness has changed for professional athletes since the 1990's. But that is not all! You will also get some first-hand betting advice from the man himself about when to hedge your bets and when to go all this season. Later on the show we will get our insider betting tips from BetMGM's Peter Andreu and get a preview of this weekend's NFL matchups! Not to mention you'll hear the winner of the “Bad Beat of The Week'' and find out who is the big loser for our “Punishment Picks.” This is an episode you do not want to miss! So get ready and sit back for this brilliant episode of Unleashed, brought to you by BetMGM. Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by @BetMGMwww.@BetMGM.com

    Do Sports Make You Happier?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 57:18

    This week on the show, Yannis and Olivia welcome two great guests. First, Journalist Larry Olmsted is in to talk about his book “Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding” and then it's Betting Analyst and host of Cheddar TV, Hana Ostapchuck to talk Ben Simmons, NBA Headlines, and her picks for Dancing With The Stars. There is also some “unleashing” on the NBA Top 74 list by Yannis, and Olivia has a lot of problems with candy corn and Mike Leach's comments. Plus we get our insider tips from BetMGM's Peter Andreu, announce the winner of the “Bad Beat of The Week” and find out who is the big loser for our “Punishment Picks.” Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by @BetMGMwww.@BetMGM.com

    The Last Word With Michael Lombardi

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 56:13

    This week on the show, Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas are joined by longtime NFL coach, executive, and analyst, Michael Lombardi. According to Bill Belichick himself, he's “one of the brightest football minds in the business” and he brings that knowledge to the show to talk about working with Al Davis, what's going on in Jacksonville, and who he likes to make The Superbowl. Plus, we announce this week's winner of the “Bad Beat of The Week” and Yannis and Olivia unleash on University of Tennessee fans, Jackson Mahomes, and critics of Aaron Rodgers. Finally, our betting expert from BetMGM, Peter Andreu, stops by to talk NBA futures and we find out who won this week's “Punishment Picks” Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    Peirre Garcon From D3 to The NFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 61:36

    This week Yannis Pappas and Olivia Harlan Dekker are joined by NFL great Pierre Garcon. He went from Norwich University in Vermont to catching passes in the NFL including 113 receptions in 2013.  He talks about his journey and the players and coaches he worked with, his pizza place, and how he has heard all the jokes about his name. Plus, Yannis and Olivia both Unleash this week. Yannis talks about Tyson Fury and the state of boxing today. Why does it take so long to get a good fight to watch? Olivia takes on Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' fiance Britney Matthews and her social media posts about refs and fans. It's one professional player's wife talking to another. We will find out who our “Bad Beat of The Week” is as well as this week's “Punishment Picks” loser. Finally, you'll get your betting tips from BetMGM's Peter Andreu and find out why Yannis is challenging Sam Dekker to box. Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGM Instagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    What Upsets The Upset King Buster Douglas?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 43:41

    This week former World Champion and the man who staged the biggest upset in boxing history when he stopped Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas is on the show. He will share his thoughts on the Wilder/Fury fight, who hits harder, Tyson or Hollyfield, and his relationship with the press and life after the fight. Olivia is going to “Unleash” on the treatment of the Georgia Bulldogs and whether they should be #1. Plus, Yannis takes on that viral video of Urban Myer that has everyone talking. Was it that bad? Plus we will find out who is our “Bad Beat of The Week'' and get some betting insights from BetMGM's Peter Andrue. As always we wrap it up with our “Punishment Pick” and find out who will get punished this week! Follow Us!Twitter @BetMGMFacebook  @BetMGMInstagram  @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    Shane Vereen Has A Dance Off

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 53:32

    This week Former NFL running back with The New York Giants and New England Patriots, Shane Vereen joins Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappas on the show. They talk about what the real Bill Belichick is like, why running backs don't get the notoriety they deserve, the upcoming Tom Brady and Bill Belichick showdown, and his pick to win. Plus, he tells us about a dance-off he had with T-Pain after winning the Super Bowl. Olivia and Yannis also “Unleash” on kickers ending games and the treatment rookie Quarterbacks get, plus listen to a couple of clips of rookie performances from Olivia and Yannis. We announce our “Bad Beat of The Week” winner and dive into the week's lines and get some great betting tips with BetMGM's Peter Andreu. Finally, we announce who won this week's “Punishment Pick” where Olivia and Yannis go head to head to pick the weekend's winners in the NFL. You will want to listen to the very end to hear the loser's outro which includes a bad Connor McGregor impersonation.Follow UsTwitter @BetMGM Facebook @BetMGMInstagram @BetMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.com

    The Great Dog Impersonator Dan Orlovsky

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 53:04

    This week on Unleashed from BetMGM, NFL great and ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky joins Yannis Pappas and Olivia Harlan Dekker. Hear his world-famous dog impression and a not-so-great Peyton Manning one and we play “The Dan Game” with him. He will talk about his picks for MVP in the NFL, his thoughts on the current batch of Quarterbacks in the NFL, and what his days were like playing for teams like The Detroit Lions and Rams. Plus this week we will announce another winner in our “Bad Beat of The Week” contest, find out who was the winner of our “Punishment Picks” and hear some surprising wildlife impressions from Olivia. Plus betting picks for The Ryder Cup and NFL week 3 that you can use to win some cash this weekend in our “Lions Lock” segment with BetMGM's Peter Andreu. Follow UsTwitter @BetMGMFacebook @BetMGMInstagram @BETMGMPresented by BetMGMwww.Betmgm.com

    Live from Vegas with All-Pro Steven Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 67:55

    Yannis and Olivia head down to Sin City to have a chat with former Rams All-Pro Running Back Steven Jackson. Jackson talked about both his college and pro-career and candidly spoke about what it was like coming up behind Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk. Of course with Monday Night Football at the new Allegiant Stadium, the three had to touch on what's going on around the NFL, and in the world of College Football. http://www.betmgm.comFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM

    Kurt Warner On His New Film, Advice For QB's, and NFL Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 71:05

    This week, Hall of Fame Quarterback Kurt Warner joins Olivia and Yanis for a jam-packed episode. With the official start of the 2021 NFL season underway, the former Rams QB gave his thoughts on the current quarterback situation around the league, and all the exciting headlines heading into week one. Plus they dive into Kurt's new biopic about how went from store clerk to Superbowl Champion. http://www.betmgm.comFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM

    Football Frenzy with Chelsa Messinger and Matt Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 49:02

    Olivia Harlan Dekker and Yannis Pappis are back for another exciting episode of Unleashed from BetMGM! The first week of the college football season is upon us, and 2021 is the season of change. Together the two take a deep dive into the upcoming season and discuss how conference realignment is slowly affecting the landscape of the game. Hear them cover other surprising changes too like the name, image, likeness rule, and why you might soon see your favorite collegiate athlete in a commercial or on tv. Do you bet on football? Have you been making poor choices? We are introducing a new weekly contest called ‘Bad Beat Of The Week' where you, the listener, can submit your bad beat of the week, either NFL or CFB, to the BetMGM Twitter (@BetMGM) every Monday for a chance to win $50 in credit from BetMGM and a shoutout on the show. Not to mention your bad beat will be read for everyone to hear. Luckily this week Olivia and Yannis speak with Chelsa Messinger, host of ‘The Daily Tip' podcast, to get the low down on Week 1 betting and this year's playoff picture so you can make the most of your picks. But the football conversation doesn't stop there! For some people, football season really only means one thing- fantasy football. Olivia and Yannis also get the chance to hear from ESPN's NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller about how to craft the ultimate fantasy football team and set yourself up for victory. Learn about what to look for when picking your team and how to give yourself the competitive edge over your friends. We also wrap things up with Peter Andreu and the Lions Lock. Hear about a new game that Peter will be playing with Olivia and Yannis throughout the NFL season as well as some of his thoughts about the latest stories from the NFL and college football. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:27 - Intro 00:04:12 - College Football00:17:42 - Chelsea Messinger00:28:56 - Matt Miller00:40:45 - Lion's Lock Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM 

    Hall of Famer James Lofton talks NFL 2021 season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 52:40

    Hall of Fame receiver James Lofton joins Yannis and Olivia to break down the upcoming NFL season. The former Green Bay Packer breakdown talks about the Aaron Rodgers drama, the Packers, and what it's really like playing in the frozen tundra of Green Bay. Olivia and Yannis take us around the world of sports with some of the biggest headlines in the NFL, Tennis, and Boxing. Later, they tell you how three lucky people can win a $500 credit with Bet MGM. http://www.betmgm.comFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM

    NFL Great Ron Jaworski Joins the Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 46:18

    We have former NFL quarterback and football analyst Ron Jaworski joining the show this week. With the 2021 season rapidly approaching, Yannis and Olivia break down the upcoming season. Plus, Jaws give us his take on the new season and what football is like versus what it was like back in his day. http://www.betmgm.comFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM

    Football is back with Barry Sanders

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 53:44

    Football is back! Here to kick us into the start of preseason is Detroit Lions' Legend and Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders. Olivia sits down with the former pro-footballer to talk about his illustrious career, his Heisman winning season, and the upcoming 2021 season. Plus Yannis gives us a little insight into his time on Joe Rogan's show. We end things with some insight on where to place your bets for the upcoming NFL season. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:00 - Intro 00:11:50 - Barry Sanders Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM

    Not everyone is meant to be an athlete

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 40:24

    Olivia and Yannis are back for another jam-packed episode. With the Tokyo Olympics, NBA free agency, and NFL preseason underway, the duo broke down the biggest headlines floating around the world of sports. Plus, not everyone is meant to be an athlete. The two discuss where their sports careers took a hard stop, and which celebrities have some surprising athletic ability. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:27 - Intro 00:13:25 - Celebrity Athletes00:27:55 - Lion's Lock Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM 

    Going for Gold with Kerri Strug

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 58:09

    This week Yannis Pappas is back! Only this time he's returning as Olivia's official new co-host. The two are joined by former U.S. Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug. As a member of the “Magnificent Seven,”  Kerri was able to win gold with her team at the 1996 Olympics. She shares with us that incredible story, and details what she went through to help lead her team to victory. They also discuss the current U.S. Gymnastics team, and what it will take for them to go for the gold this year. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:27 - Intro 00:18:15 - Interview with Kerri Strug 00:48:20 - Lion's LockFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM 

    Sports Betting with Darren Rovell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 45:58

    This week Olivia is joined by Darren Rovell from The Action Network to discuss all things in the world of sports betting. They also get into their early days as reporters and discuss all the interesting aspects that go into covering sports betting. Of course, we have to wrap things up with our resident betting expert Peter Andreu in this week's Lion's Lock. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:27 - Intro 00:05:46 - Interview with Darren Rovell 00:38:02 - Lion's LockFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Guest: Richard Jefferson Twitter & InstagramPresented by BetMGM

    For The Love of Sports with Olivia and Sam Dekker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 28:34

    The Dekker's are back together! Olivia is joined by her husband Sam to discuss the advice they have for sports-loving couples. They give you their tips to make the most out of going to a big game, and to find the happy medium between your competing sports teams. Plus Olivia breaks down what's going on around in the world of sports from Euro 2020, the NBA Finals, and more. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:27 - Intro 00:15:55 - Lion's Lock Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM

    SNL's Alex Moffat Joins the Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 41:00

    This week we're getting another dose of comedic relief with SNL's Alex Moffat joining Olivia for the show. They discuss what it's been like for him as a main cast member of SNL, and what shooting such an iconic show “live from home” was really like. We catch up on what the road to the NBA Finals has been like and why Alex hopes that Milwaukee pulls it out the win this year. Later, Peter Andrue joins us to give us his pick for the upcoming UFC 264 fight behind Poirier and McGregor. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:40 - Interview with Alex Moffat 00:20:00 - NBA Finals 00:29:02 - Lion's Lock Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM 

    Yannis Pappas and John Stamos Take Over!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 63:45

    Special guest hosts comedian Yannis Pappas and actor John Stamos join Olivia for a special supersized episode. They kick things off with a rundown of the Eastern Conference Finals, and how big Giannis Antetokounmpo is to the Greek culture. With over 40 years in the entertainment industry, Stamos has been involved with all types of different projects. The three discuss his long-standing career, and his newest project “Big Shot.” http://www.betmgm.com00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:50 - Yannis Pappas joins the show 00:04:53 - John Stamos interview 00:58:49 - Lion's Lock with Peter AndrueFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM

    Sports talk with Comedian Tom Thakker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 34:31

    This week Olivia is joined by stand-up comedian Tom Thakker to talk about the biggest headlines in sports right now. They give their thoughts on the newest rule in the MLB that is affecting pitchers around the league. We also deep dive into the NBA playoff with a look at what each conference finals is shaping up to look like. Plus Tom's thoughts on the unfortunate storyline that Ben Simmons is currently living. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:53 - Tom Thakker 00:27:40 - Lion's LockFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM

    Pro Golf talk with Max Homa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 30:48

    With a busy week of sports behind us, Olivia shifted her focus to the world of golf with Professional American Golfer Max Homa. Before he set off for Torrey Pines, Max sat down with Olivia to break down the game of golf today, and how his season has shaken out so far. Some call Max “Golf's Twitter King,” he shares with us how his self-deprecating tweets have won the hearts of golf fans all across the Twittersphere. Plus, you'll hear the story of how one lucky fan convinced him into a round of golf. Of course, we can't end an episode without the knowledge of our own betting expert Peter Andrue with this week's Lion's Lock. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:43 - Max Homa 00:21:17 - Lion's Lock with Peter AndrueFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM

    A Visit From Kevin Harlan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 53:57

    This week Olivia got a visit from one of her favorite guys, her dad, play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan. The father-daughter duo jumped right into the playoffs with what they think we can expect in the upcoming basketball games. We also got a look into Kevin's career, and the long journey he has had in the professional sports world. He also hands out some great advice to all the young, aspiring broadcasters out there. Later, Peter Andrue joins the show for another epic Lion's Lock. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:00 - Intro00:00:35 - Interview with Kevin Harlan 00:32:50 - Lion's Lock  Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM 

    Olivia and Sam Dekker Talk Playoff Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 31:05

    This week, the Dekkers are hosting the show for us in this special new episode. Oliva is joined by her husband Sam, a former University of Wisconsin Badger and current forward for Turk Telekom in the Turkish Super League. The couple discusses what’s happening with playoff basketball this year, which matchups are the ones to watch, and all the nonsense surrounding unruly fans. We wrapped things up with friend of the show Peter Andrue’s insights on where to place your bets, in this week’s Lion’s Lock. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:26 - Intro 00:16:10 - Movie Talk 00:22:16 - Lion’s Lock  Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM

    Best of Season 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 40:00

    This week Olivia looks back at some of our favorite moments so far on the show. From Chad Ochocinco to Jalen Rose and even a surprise shout-out from her dad, we’ve interviewed some of the biggest names in sports over the last 10 weeks. We remember all the moments and laughs they brought to the show. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:27 - Intro 00:01:13 - Jalen Rose 00:14:48 - Chad Ochocinco00:32:00 - Kevin Harlan Goof Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Presented by BetMGM 

    Richard Jefferson Discusses Life On and Off the Court

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 47:58

    This week Speedy and Olivia are joined by NBA Analyst Richard Jefferson for a look back at his NBA career and what life has been like post-basketball. Jefferson went from NCAA finals to back-to-back NBA finals in a matter of three years. He talks about what that was like for him at such a young age, and about how deep his disdain for Duke still runs. We also get a playoff breakdown from Olivia as she discusses the play-in games, and which matchups intrigue her the most. Plus, Peter Andrue tells us where we should place our bets for this year’s playoffs in this week’s Lion’s Lock. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:27 - Intro 00:09:40 - Interview with Richard Jefferson 00:41:57 - Lion’s LockFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Guest: Richard Jefferson Twitter & InstagramPresented by BetMGM

    Marty Turco talks Hockey Playoffs and Beer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 40:34

    Olivia and Speedy are breaking down the end of this year’s regular NHL season with Marty Turco, former goaltender for the Dallas Stars. With the NHL Playoffs rapidly approaching, Olivia breaks down the season so far and what the brackets could possibly look like heading into the postseason. Turco gives us insights on who his favorites are to make a play for the Stanley Cup and reflects on his own hockey journey. We also get to hear about his life outside of hockey and about the work he’s doing with his beer company Kingsville Brewing Co. For this week’s Lion’s Lock, Peter Andrue has a special game he wants us to play. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:27 - Intro 00:05:32 - Interview with Marty Turco 00:28:48 - Lion’s LockFollow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Guest: Marty Turco Twitter & InstagramPresented by BetMGM

    NFL Running Back Austin Ekeler Recaps 2021 Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 32:58

    This week Speedy and Olivia are giving us their post-NFL Draft recap with their guest Austin Ekeler, running back for the Los Angeles Chargers. With the wild draft weekend behind us, Olivia breaks down who went top-10 and all the surprises that unfolded. As an undrafted free agent, Ekeler is no stranger to draft day woes. He gives us his player perspective on what it’s like waiting for your name to be called and how it feels when it doesn’t. Ekeler also lets us in on his life outside of football, and what he has going on with his Gridiron Gaming Group. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:28 - Intro 00:06:42 - Interview with Austin Ekeler 00:27:19 - Lions Lock Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Guest: Austin Ekeler Twitter & InstagramPresented by BetMGM

    Chad OchoCinco and Evan Silva breakdown the NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 50:20

    Draft Day is finally here! Speedy and Olivia are joined by former NFL wide receiver Chad OchoCinco and draft expert Evan Silva to break down everything we need to know about this weekend’s draft. First we get a player’s perspective, as OchoCinco explains that it takes more than an incredible stat line to make it in the NFL, and that at the end of day the film does not lie. Next we break down the top-10, with Silva giving us his landing spots for this year’s top prospects. For this week’s Lion’s Lock, Peter Andreu is back and talking about prop bets for this year’s draft. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:27 - Intro 00:05:18 - OchoCinco Interview 00:30:36 -  Evan Silva 00:43:49 - Lions Lock Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM) Guests: Chad Ocho Cinco  Twitter & InstagramEvan Silva Twitter  Presented by BetMGM 

    Talking Baseball with Retired All-star Pitcher Mark Mulder

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 36:11

    Olivia and Speedy are taking it to the mound with this week’s guest, former all-star pitcher, Mark Mulder. The three break down the current baseball season, and how much the game has changed since Mulder’s days in the big leagues. Plus with all the baseball movies out there, how can you pick just one as your favorite? Mulder, Speedy, and Olivia lay out some of their favorites of all time. In this week’s Lion’s Lock, guest host John Franklin breaks down what is going on in the world of sports betting. http://www.betmgm.com00:00:00 - Intro 00:07:33 - Mark Mulder Interview 00:23:14 - Favorite Baseball Movies 00:29:33 - Lion’s Lock Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Guest: Mark Mulder Twitter & Instagram  Presented by BetMGM 

    Talkin’ Sneakers with Josh Luber

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 43:32

    This one’s for all the sneakerheads out there. Josh Luber, Founder of StockX, joins Olivia and Speedy to talk about the evolution of sneaker culture. They talk about the astronomical rise of sneakers in today’s mainstream culture, and get into the economics of it all. Later, Speedy tests Olivia on all her sneaker knowledge and our friend Peter Andrue drops by to talk about the upcoming NHL and NBA playoffs for this week’s Lion’s Lock. http://www.betmgm.com 00:00:00 - Intro 00:09:02 - Josh Luber Interview 00:29:52 - Sneaker Quiz 00:37:34 - Lion’s Lock  Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Guest: Josh Luber Twitter & Instagram  Presented by BetMGM

    Damon Hack and Jason Sobel Give Us a Double Dose of Golf

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 41:36

    The biggest event in golf is here and all eyes are set on Augusta, GA. With the world’s best golfers taking to the links, Speedy and Olivia were joined by The Golf Channel’s Damon Hack and Action Network’s Jason Sobel. The two breakdown the competition field and discuss this year's favorites to win the coveted green jacket. We can’t finish things off without hearing what our friend Peter Andreu has to say about the biggest event in golf. Find out where you should place your bets in this week’s Lion’s Lock.00:00:00 - Intro 00:09:05 - Damon Hack Interview 00:19:29 - Jason Sobel Interview00:34:11 - Lion’s Lock  Follow BetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Guests:Damon Hack: Instagram & Twitter  (@damonhackGC) Jason Sobel: Twitter (@JasonSobelTAN) Presented by BetMGM

    CJ McCollum on NCAA Basketball & Wine

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 43:48

    Olivia takes the lead as she sits down with Portland Trailblazer CJ McCollum for a discussion on wine and basketball. The two talk about the pressures of playing on a large stage like the NCAA Tournament and the difference between playing from college to the pros. Olivia and Speedy also break down the fallout from last week's NBA trade deals, and they get a surprise shout-out from Kevin Harlan that did not go quite as planned. We can’t forget about our guy Peter Andreu with this week’s Lion’s Lock segment and his picks for the final four games of the tourney.  00:00:00 - Intro 00:08:28 - Olivia talks with CJ McCollum 00:26:39 - Shout out from Olivia’s Dad00:34:36 - Lion’s Lock with Peter Andreu  Follow us on social mediaBetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Olivia Harlan Dekker: Instagram (@oliviaharlandekker) & Twitter (@oliviadekker)Speedy Morman: Instagram & Twitter (@SpeedyMorman)Follow CJ McCollum Twitter @CJMcCollum  & Instagram @3jmccollum Presented by BetMGM

    NBA Trade Talks with Adam Lefkoe

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 44:27

    The NCAA Tournament is in full swing with Speedy and Olivia here for all of it. With most of the nation's brackets busted, Olivia breaks down the first two rounds of the tournament, from the shocking upsets to the standout players, and she puts Speedy’s knowledge of College Basketball to the test. Later, they get inside the NBA with Bleacher Report’s  Adam Lefkoe as he talks about who might be on the move before the trade deadline, why he’s suffering from Milwaukee Bucks fatigue, and what the road to the finals might look like for some teams. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:14 - Tournament Upsets So Far 00:13:13 - Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe Interview00:31:50 - Olivia Eats 00:37:08 - Lion’s Lock  Follow us on social mediaBetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Olivia Harlan Dekker: Instagram (@oliviaharlandekker) & Twitter (@oliviadekker)Speedy Morman: Instagram & Twitter (@SpeedyMorman)Follow Adam Lefkoe Twitter @AdamLefkoe & Instagram @adamlefkoe Presented by BetMGM 

    Jalen Rose talks University of Michigan Basketball and the road to a NCAA Championship

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 49:34

    On their first episode together, Olivia Harlan Dekker and Speedy Morman are joined by ESPN Analyst Jalen Rose to break down the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Rose discusses No.1 seed University of Michigan’s chances of success without their star forward Isaiah Livers and gives insight into the man leading the charge, his former teammate and current Wolverines’ head coach Juwan Howard. He also tells us the advice he gave Howard after the exchange he had with University of Maryland Head Coach Mark Turgeon. We wrap things up with this week’s Lion’s Lock, where BetMGM’s Peter Andreu gives you his insider knowledge on how to shape your tournament bracket. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:30 - Olivia’s tournament Breakdown00:08:15 - Jalen Rose Interview00:41:00 - Lion’s Lock  Follow us on social mediaBetMGM: Instagram,  Twitter & Facebook (@BetMGM)Olivia Harlan Dekker: Instagram (@oliviaharlandekker) & Twitter (@oliviadekker)Speedy Morman: Instagram & Twitter (@SpeedyMorman)Follow Jalen RoseTwitter @JalenRose & Instagram @jalenvseverybody Presented by BetMGM

    The King of Sportsbooks Unleashed

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 2:21

    From the King of Sports Books comes the new King of Sports Podcasts. Hosts Speedy Morman and Olivia Harlan Dekker come together to bring you interesting interviews from around the world of sports, sports betting, entertainment, and lifestyle. Unleashed, presented by Bet MGM, features stories for everyone whether you're a sneakerhead, foodie, reality-tv junkie, or a sports bettor. Plus, hear from some of the greatest athletes to grace the stages of the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and more.

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