Football season is in the rearview mirror, which means basketball and baseball are in the foreground once again. I interviewed SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo to preview the 2017 MLB season and WTAM 1100’s Glenn Forbes to talk about the Cavs and Indians. Listen below and don’t forget to subscribe to Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!
On this week’s Big Red Sports Talk, Yahoo Sports NBA writer Dan Devine talked with me for half an hour about the Cavs, the trade deadline, and more. There was also a Super Bowl recap, a discussion of good/bad sports owners, and even some Tiger Woods talk. Listen below and be sure to subscribe to Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!
No guests this week, but Zach and I previewed the Super Bowl, talked way too much about Pat McAfee’s retirement, and didn’t stick to sports. Listen to Big Red Sports Talk on 91.1 FM WDUB on Friday nights from 7:30-9:30 eastern. Don’t forget to subscribe to full show podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!
With the Super Bowl in a little over a week, Zach and I talked with two CBS Sports writers about the game, and some other NFL news. Both John Breech and Sean Wagner-McGough were very informative. We also talked with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman. All of the interviews are embedded below, as is full show audio. During the show, I ranted about Roger Goodell, who I compared to President Trump and the new administration. Tune into Big Red Sports Talk on 91.1 WDUB on Friday nights from 7:30-9:30 and subscribe to full show podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!
Zach made his return to the show and we interviewed Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. We also talked NFL playoffs, NBA All-Star Game, MLB Hall of Fame results, caulking, and much more. Tune into Big Red Sports Talk on 91.1 FM WDUB on Friday evenings from 7:30-9:30 eastern and don’t forget to subscribe to full show podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!
Do you hear that sound? It’s me, exhaling the loudest I possibly can. Last semester kept me extremely busy, and while I enjoyed it, I need to take a couple weeks to relax…and fill out job applications, because I’d like to be employed once I graduate.
As the calendar turns to 2017, I’ll be covering men’s basketball for the Denisonian. I’ll also continue writing bi-weekly podcast reviews for Awful Announcing. Broadcast-wise, I’ll be calling games for the Denison Sports Network and hosting the final (whoa) semester of Big Red Sports Talk on WDUB.
But this post isn’t about the future. It’s about the present, with the present being my December posts. Only three because of finals, but I had fun writing them.
12/1 – Podcast Review: The Runner’s World Show – This one exercised (pun intended) some different muscles because I was writing about a good podcast, but a show where I’m not the target audience. In other news: I need to work out. If you’re reading this around when it goes live, I’ll be at the gym.
12/6 – Denisonian: Men’s Basketball – I’m proud of these guys and I hope my story did their start justice. I’m mostly happy with how this one turned out.
12/15 – Podcast Review: Dickie Speaks – Finals puts you between a rock and a hard place, timewise. This one turned out okay considering my mind was more worried about final papers.
Will Hibbard joined me in studio and we mourned the loss of Craig Sager, broke down the NBA and MLB CBAs, and talked about scum players and people in college football. Listen below and be sure to subscribe to full Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!
The penultimate show of the semester included a lot of bowl game picks and an interview with Franchise Hockey Manager 3 producer Jeff Riddolls. We’ll see if Joel recovers from the burns he endured from all of my hot NBA takes late in the show. Listen below and be sure to subscribe to full Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!
Anthony Sernus and Joel Lohoua hosted with me and we had a lot of fun. There were also two interviews: one with Marc Sterne (Denison ’91), who works as a producer for the Tony Kornheiser show, and the other with Gary Gorski of Wolverine Studios, who talked about their recent releases. Listen below and be sure to subscribe to full Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!
Have you ever wanted time to both stand still and pass in an instant? That’s where I’m at right now. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, winter break, just a few weeks away. But I have so many loose ends to tie up between now and then that I also wish I had ample amounts of time to get everything done.
I’ll survive, but I might not sleep.
I say this because of how college forces you to react. You have to be ready to fit writing an essay into your schedule because a professor hands you an assignment sheet. Doesn’t matter what other work you have. Whatever the consistent parts of your schedule are, this is all piled on top of them.
One of the consistencies in my schedule this semester has been bi-weekly podcast reviews for Awful Announcing. As someone who wants to do sports talk for a living, writing about sports shows has helped me hear what I do and don’t like. I did that before, but never in such an official capacity. These podcast reviews, which started during the summer, have been a lot of fun to write. Links to all of my reviews from during the semester are below.
Sept. 1 – ESPN’s In The Gate Podcast: Who would have thought I’d review a horse racing podcast? I got an e-mail from the show’s host and thought it would be a unique listen. I’m still subscribed to this one.
Sept. 15 – MLB Network’s Intentional Talk: I love this show. I really like Millar and Chris Rose. I really hate that I can’t listen until the following morning, which was a deal-breaker because of the immediacy of baseball season.
Oct. 1 – FS1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed: Here’s your prototypical “Embrace Debate” show, complete with an awful host whose schtick has gotten very stale. I was not expecting to like Shannon Sharpe, but he’s been good.
Oct. 15 – ESPN’s The Lowe Post: One of the NBA’s best writers is also one of its best podcasters. You should already be subscribed.
Nov. 1 – NBATV’s The Starters: There are so many fantastic NBA podcasts. Like The Lowe Post, it’s phenomenal. It might also be the funniest sports podcast I’ve ever heard.
Nov. 15 – FOX Sports’ Make Me Smarter Football Podcast: Mike Lombardi is a smug know-it-all. It’s not even because he did a bad job when he worked for the Browns. It’s because he’s the type of person who cannot admit to being wrong. Ever. I’m still subscribed to this one…for now.
Be sure to check Awful Announcing on Dec. 1, when my next podcast review goes live.