During What's Trending, Joe Ovies tells Joe Giglio that he feels this year's Duke basketball team has more fight to it than last year's team, even though last year's team may have had more talent, and it showed during Tuesday's win over Wake Forest basketball. Also during What's Trending, Matt Rhule has a lawsuit out against the Carolina Panthers and owner David Tepper, Army Football recruit Larry Pickett Jr. joined the show to discuss his commitment to West Point, Tom Brady, the Carolina Hurricanes, and more.
Despite neither Duke basketball or UNC basketball being ranked, Joe Giglio tells Joe Ovies that AP rankings do not matter in college basketball. Ovies & Giglio also wonder what the rivalry will be like moving forward depending on who wins this game. They also feel it's a reset to the rivalry. After another comeback win last night for the Carolina Hurricanes, this time a 5-4 OT win over the LA Kings, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out that the Carolina Hurricanes' success will be measured in the postseason, and that top stars have to show up in the playoffs.
The Carolina Panthers introduced Frank Reich officially as their head coach today. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio discuss Reich's presser, and what the expectations are for Reich, what moves he needs to make, and how winning is the only thing that'll truly matter. They point out that the Carolina Panthers and head coach Frank Reich won't be successful if they don't get the QB position right. They point out that much of the onus falls on owner David Tepper, and GM Scott Fitterer.
The ACC announced football schedules for the upcoming season. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out that UNC football head coach Mack Brown said the schedule was 'unfair,' but fail to see where that's the case. Also, the conversation about the Frank Reich press conference continues as Chris Lea of WRAL Sports joined the show to discuss the press conference, and what owner David Tepper and GM Scott Fitterer had to say about the hiring, and not choosing Steve Wilks.
Are the referees to blame for the final between the Cincinnati Bengals vs the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game? Joe Giglio says the officiating was terrible and cost the Bengals the game. Joe Ovies believes complaining about officials is 'loser talk.'
The first matchup of the season between Duke basketball and UNC basketball takes place this Saturday in Durham at Cameron Indoor Stadium. During the Daily Download, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio are joined by Debra Morgan of WRAL to highlight her exclusive interview with former Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, and the podcast that will come out with Coach K. Also, the conversation continues about the biggest headlines for NFL Championship weekend, including Giglio having a major issue with the officials in the Chiefs-Bengals game.
The conversation about the Carolina Panthers' head coaching hire is just as much about Steve Wilks not getting the job than it is Frank Reich getting it. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out how this doesn't happen often, but state why the conversation is taking place. Also, Ovies & Giglio discuss the passing of long-time play-by-play voice Billy Packer, who called many of the biggest games and moments in ACC basketball history.
Frank Reich has been hired as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. Joe Ovies points out that the Panthers have a strong nucleus for Reich to build upon, but that QB is still the position that needs to be solidified. The Carolina Hurricanes reveal their Stadium Series Jersey! Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio weigh in on the jerseys for the both Canes and the Washington Capitals.
The first NFL head coaching hire of the offseason has been made, and it's the Carolina Panthers hiring Frank Reich. Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports joined Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio to break down the hire, and why it was good to not go after Sean Payton. Jeremy Markovich of the NC Rabbit Hole Newsletter shared with Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio how there was almost a nuclear disaster in Goldsboro, NC in 1961. Markovich tells the story of the person who diffused nuclear bombs that accidentally dropped out of a plane.
During What's Trending, the conversation about Frank Reich being hired by the Carolina Panthers continued, including a discussion about what this means for interim head coach Steve Wilks. Joe Ovies points out that Wilks, Brian Flores, and others who have continued lawsuits out against the NFL regarding coaching hires, will continue to monitor the lack of diversity hiring in the NFL.
Wes Durham of ESPN and the ACC Network pointed out how the formula for NET rankings in college basketball has never been explained, and that metrics are constantly changing. Durham also tells Ovies & Giglio that NET rankings are churned out too early in the season with no guidance as to what goes into them. Wes Durham of the ACC Network & ESPN shares his thoughts on ACC officials with Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio, and points out how the ACC is consistently the highest rated conference in terms of officiating. Durham also understands the heat the officials are taking, and how the flow of the game comes to a halt in the last two minutes of a game. In a New York Times article, UNC athletics and star basketball player Armando Bacot was the central figure when pointing out how NIL deals for some athletes are more lucrative than others, and how that may not be fair to other athletes. Matt Brown of the Extra Points Newsletter points out this is how NIL deals work, and that this money is private. Brown, Ovies & Giglio also point out how athletes of niche sports have the opportunity to make money that they didn't before.
During What's Trending, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio shared their thoughts on the Carolina Panthers coaching search as a second round of interviews are taking place. They point out how Sean Payton may not coach this season, and wonder what that will mean for Steve Wilks. Also, Scott Rolen was selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame without much fanfare. Plus, the conversation continues about ACC basketball officials.
During #HeyJoe, questions were asked by listeners about the lack of consistency from ACC basketball officials, and how it's universally hated by all fanbases. Also, Joe Ovies tells Joe Giglio that he loves the pettiness and beefing in golf between Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed.
Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out the large and inconsistent discrepancy in officiating from game to game in ACC basketball, and how it impacted the game between UNC & Syracuse. Plus, Ovies & Giglio state that replay is overused late in games and slows the flow of the game. The Carolina Panthers have been conducting a second round of interviews with multiple candidates, including interim head coach Steve Wilks, Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, and former Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out who the leading candidate might be.
Duke suffered a close road loss to Virginia Tech. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out that Duke is still a NCAA Tournament team, but differ on how far they can go. Giglio says the young talent for Duke has delivered, but Ovies says the defense for the Blue Devils will keep them in games. The Carolina Panthers are continuing to interview potential head coaches, including Sean Payton and Kellen Moore. Does this mean Steve Wilks isn't the guy for the job?
UNC basketball earned a big home win over NC State. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio break down the win by the Tar Heels, and how the injury to Terquavion Smith will impact the Wolfpack moving forward. Also, the NFL Divisional Round produced predictable results with the Dallas Cowboys. The question is if Mike McCarthy will keep his job as head coach, or will Jerry Jones choose to make a change.
There was a contrast in officiating between Duke vs Miami, and UNC vs NC State. Longtime basketball official Steve Schwartz gave a breakdown to Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio on the the mindset of officials heading into games. Also, answering #HeyJoe questions from fans.
UNC Basketball beat NC State basketball Saturday evening, and the flow of the game with officiating had NC State fans upset with the discrepancy of calls. Joe Giglio & Joe Ovies opened up the phone lines to allow callers to gripe. Also, Ovies & Giglio weighed in on the NFL Divisional Playoff round, and how the Cowboys continue to mess it up for themselves, and how Joe Burrow continues to be 'the dude.'
During What's Trending, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio break down the NFL divisional round of the playoffs, including how poorly Mike McCarthy continues to mismanage late game situations, as well as the Cincinnati Bengals controlled the Buffalo Bills. Also, Ovies & Giglio talk the latest regarding the Carolina Panthers and their coaching search. Plus, more on NC State vs UNC basketball.
Joel Berry, former UNC basketball star and now with the ACC Network, gave his breakdown of the upcoming matchup between UNC basketball and NC State basketball. UNC basketball is also recognizing their 1993 Championship team at the game. After the injury to Max Pacioretty, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio say that it necessitate the Carolina Hurricanes making an aggressive move before the trade deadline, and that the team needs to take advantage of their window.
Joe Ovies points out the hypocrisy of college & universities when it comes to athletes on NIL deals, and how schools & conferences want to continue to control athletes. Joe Ovies tells Joe Giglio why the San Francisco 49ers will win the Super Bowl, and it's because former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule will take credit for the success of Christian McCaffrey with the 49ers. Giglio also tries to warn #nebraska football fans about Matt Rhule.
During What's Trending, Joe Giglio explains to Joe Ovies about how the ACC is getting rid of 'block seating' for the ACC Tournament this year, and Giglio is confused as to why they ACC is making the move when it seems that it didn't need to be made. Also, conversations about NIL, the Carolina Hurricanes, NFL, and more in What's Trending.
On a podcast with former UNC basketball player Theo Pinson, NBA guard John Wall spoke about his recruiting visit to North Carolina, and said he had a negative interaction with UNC star Tyler Hansbrough, and that's the reason why he decided to go to Kentucky instead of staying local and going to UNC. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio were also joined by Wes Durham of the ACC Network & ESPN to break down this Saturday's matchup between UNC & NC State basketball.
Both UNC basketball & NC State basketball both earned wins on Tuesday night, setting up for a big matchup between the two schools on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out that Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper still continues to chase names when it comes to the next head coach. Ovies points out that Tepper clearly has a type. and is trying to have a make a big, splashy move when it comes to the team.
Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio discuss Super Wild Card weekend in the NFL, including the Dallas Cowboys blowing out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While there's speculation on Tom Brady's future, Ovies & Giglio believe that Brady doesn't want to go out one a loss like that one.
Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio said they were surprised at the high level of play of New York Giants QB Daniel Jones, and feel Jones proved himself that he's capable of being a top player in the league. Also during What's Trending, Ovies & Giglio discuss the Carolina Hurricanes sending rookie Pyotr Kochetkov down to Chicago of the AHL after the return of Freddie Andersen, and if Kochetkov could still be the No. 1 goalie in the playoffs. Plus, conversations about Super Wild Card Weekend in the NFL Playoffs, NC State basketball, and more.
During #HeyJoe, a question was brought up to Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio about NC State basketball and head coach Kevin Keatts. With three consecutive wins, is NC State basketball good? Also, further conversations about UNC basketball and Duke basketball as we approach the latter part of the college basketball season.
After a strong second half against PITT, No. 24 Duke men's basketball earned a 77-69 home win over the Panthers. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio still wonder when the freshmen are going to blossom for Duke on offense, but point out how the Blue Devils are still getting it done on defense. A lot of national media pundits continue to put down ACC Basketball this season. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio say that's not the case, and that ACC basketball still continues to be one of the best conferences in college basketball. Also, who will the Carolina Panthers bring in as their QB?
Brooke Pryor of ESPN shared her thoughts on the NFL Wild Card weekend, including if Lamar Jackson will suit up for the Baltimore Ravens this weekend, and how much this injury will impact contract negotiations. Pryor also breaks down coaching options for the Carolina Panthers. Jeremy Markovich of the NC Rabbit Holes shares a story of an airport that is essentially a junkyard for parts. With Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren leaving for a front office position with the Chicago Bears, speculation is ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips would leave for the Big Ten. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio speculate on what that could mean for the conference and its future.
It appears Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr will no longer be with the team after this season. Could he be an option for the Carolina Panthers? Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio discuss potential QB options for the Panthers for this season as they try to find stability at QB since the departure of Cam Newton. Also, more about the biggest stories of the day during What's Trending.
Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio break down where UNC is struggling after loss on the road to UVA, including how some players aren't reaching levels of expectation. Ovies points out that people need to stop referring to last season and can't expect for the team to suddenly improve come March. In football, it was announced today that CB coach, and former UNC standout, Dre Bly and the team have agreed to part ways. Joe Giglio and Joe Ovies say how this shouldn't be overlooked because of how Bly was instrumental to recruiting top players, and that UNC should be recruiting the top talents in the state.
NC State men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts shared his thoughts so far on the season with Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio. Keatts dives into the 'NET rankings' of college basketball and how it has impacted making the NCAA Tournament, the team's recent wins over Duke and Virginia Tech, and more. Also, Wes Durham of ESPN & the ACC Network stopped by to break down UNC basketball's loss to Virginia, and to preview Duke basketball against PITT.
During What's Trending, Joe Ovies tells Joe Giglio that the defense in front of the goaltending has been lacking in their recent four-game losing streak, but that goalies are not without fault of their own. Ovies & Giglio also share their thoughts on UNC football as assistant coach Dre Bly is leaving the program, and how UNC football should dominate in-state recruiting.
Mike Kaye of the Charlotte Observer gives Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio a breakdown of the potential head coaching candidates for the Carolina Panthers, and if interim head coach Steve Wilks has a realistic chance of retaining the job. Also, Georgia looked like in a completely different class over TCU in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
TCU went from 5-7 in 2021 all the way to the CFP championship game in 2022. Can NC State football, Duke football, or UNC football make that kind of turnaround? Also, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio talk Paul Riley, College Football, NFL, and the MCU in #HeyJoe.
Darrin Hines, father of Buffalo Bills KR/RB Nyheim Hines, shares what it was like being in the stadium for Hines' two kickoff return TDs, the emotion in the building for the game, and talking with Nyheim after Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio give the most scientific explanation possible for NFL offseason coaching hires, including who the Panthers, Colts, Texans, and Broncos will hire.
During What's Trending, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio discussed the biggest topics of the day, including the Green Bay Packers & Aaron Rodgers coming up short of the playoffs with a home loss to the Detroit Lions, and say how they're already tired of the Aaron Rodgers offseason discussions. Plus, NC State, Duke, and UNC men's basketball all got wins over the weekend. Also, should the Carolina Panthers name Steve Wilks the head coach?
Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio discuss a big weekend of ACC basketball, including NC State getting a quality win in the ACC on the road over Virginia Tech. Also, UNC earned a home win over Notre Dame, while Duke hung on to beat Boston College. Also, former UVA quarterback Brennan Armstrong is transferring from Virginia to NC State. What does this mean for NC State QB MJ Morris? Plus, more conversations about the NFL Playoffs, and NFL coaching vacancies.
The NFL Playoffs are set. Who are the contenders and pretenders? The most intriguing game might be the Dallas Cowboys vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Also, the Cincinnati Bengals are back in the playoffs as arguably the hottest team in the NFL once again. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio discuss the coaching position for the Carolina Panthers. Giglio argues that the Panthers need to make sure they have an offensive coach. Ovies says the team needs to keep an open mind, and that includes interim coach Steve Wilks.
UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, who is a Neuroscientist & Concussion researcher, joined The OG with Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio to discuss the current safety in football, and argues that football is as safe as it has ever been.
Bomani Jones of ESPN and HBO joined Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio to breakdown a myriad of topics, including how Carolina Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks may deserve to be the head coach of the Panthers full time, but just because Wilks deserve the opportunity, it doesn't mean Wilks will get it. Jones also weighs in on the AFC Championship game scenarios where there's a potential of a neutral site.
NC State basketball dominated No. 16 Duke, 84-60, at PNC Arena. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio discuss the game, and if the game says more about NC State, or Duke. Also, UNC Basketball gets a win over Wake Forest.
During #HeyJoe, there were lots of questions about Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer after NC State's 84-60 win over No. 16 Duke at PNC Arena. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio compare the overreaction to how fans were thinking about UNC basketball head coach Hubert Davis was viewed during much of his first season. Also, Carolina Hurricanes color analyst Tripp Tracy joined the to break down how forward Max Pacioretty will fit into the lineup as he is set to make his debut for the Carolina Hurricanes.
During What's Trending, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio discussed the NC State basketball win over Duke, and how NC State can build off of the win. Also, they point out how there is a large overreaction to Duke coach Jon Scheyer. Plus, discussions about the Carolina Hurricanes and Max Pacioretty making his debut for the team, and talks about how the NFL is handling potential playoff scenarios involving AFC teams.
Wes Durham of the ACC Network & ESPN joined Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio to break down the matchup between NC State basketball and Duke basketball, and what's NC State's best way of upsetting Duke. Durham also provides the unique perspective as a broadcaster in the situation involving Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills, and how it compared to a basketball game between NC State & South Carolina State in 2017 where a player collapsed on the court during a timeout.
During What's Trending, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio have a conversation about the top sports topics in the area, including the Carolina Hurricanes activating Max Pacioretty from the injured list, the drama involving Gio Reyna & the USMNT, and NC State vs Duke and UNC vs Wake Forest in men's basketball action tonight.
There are major ACC basketball matchups tonight in the State of North Carolina as NC State basketball welcomes Duke basketball into PNC Arena, and UNC basketball hosting Wake Forest basketball. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio break down the matchups.
Demetri Ravanos of Barrett Sports Media joined Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio to discuss the reactions to Skip Bayless' tweets about Damar Hamlin, and how Bayless' history of hot takes doesn't give Skip the benefit of the doubt when it comes to criticism from other media members, athletes, or fans. Also, is what Shannon Sharpe doing in response performative? Also, what is the future of shows like First Take, Undisputed with Skip & Shannon, and others like it?
Cardiologist Dr. Christopher Kelly of UNC Health Rex joined Joe Ovies & Joe Gilgio to discuss the injury that Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin where Hamlin went into cardiac arrest. Kelly shares on how rare an occurrence like this is in football, what a potential timetable could be for a recovery, and how lucky Hamlin was to have trained medical professionals seconds away.
During What's Trending, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio discuss the increased likelihood that the NCAA Tournament for basketball will expand to over 90 schools. Also, conversations about the College Football Playoff and the National Championship game between Georgia and TCU, NC State football losing their bowl game, the Carolina Panthers, and Damar Hamlin.