Episode 244: The Super Bowl is upon us! What better to talk about than Marshawn Lynch…not talking to the media! Dave, Coach, and Mark all give their take on what Lynch’s silence means to them. Rachel Nichols, CNN’s swiss army knife sports reporter, dishes on the extravagance of the Super Bowl, the integrity of the Mueller report, and tells you what athlete she most would want to meet one-on-one. Plus, Super Bowl predictions!
Episode 243: Dave is in Seattle — he’s got Super Bowl fever already! — so Coach and DC Dan are taking over in studio. They talk about the Packers-Seahawks NFC Championship and the term of choking in sports. Patrick Hruby of Vice Sports dissects the biggest non-story story in Deflategate. Sekou Smith of NBA.com’s Hangtime Blog examines the first half of the NBA season from the red-hot Atlanta Hawks to the chances of the Oklahoma City Thunder not making the playoffs. Plus, Coach K nears 1,000 wins.
Episode 242: BOOM! Dave has another fantastic show for you this week, right ahead of MLK Jr. Weekend. Dave and Coach explain how the great Civil Rights leader felt about sports. Then, Coach introduces the first edition of “Zirin’s Zingers” as he peppers Dave with loads of questions that he did not prepare for ahead of time. Everything from the NFL’s Rooney Rule to Kobe’s assertion that the Spurs won the NBA title because of foreign talent. Michael X. Ferraro, author of Circus Catch, details his satire on the world of sports (sorry, Cleveland, you still can’t win). Hear a nice tribute to the late writer, Mike Marquesee who penned the book that inspired Dave to be the writer he is today, Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties.