Nothing Personal with David Samson

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 Jan 16, 2020
an amazing show. it has input and information that is truly eye opening

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 Jan 15, 2020
great show keep up the work. love the enhanced point of view on most topics

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 Nov 6, 2019
Enjoyed since LeBetard. Always interesting.

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Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal! Subscribe to Nothing Personal on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson

Episode Date
Mailbag: Survivor stories, not showing weakness, buying a pro sports team (6/14)
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Mailbag! It’s a mailbag! A bonus bonus mailbag! Someone asked me about my experience on Survivor and wanted me to expand on what my adventure was like. You can watch this on Survivor: Cagayan, Season 28. (27:03) Someone asked me about showing weakness as a president of a team and how other teams can exploit that. (33:03) Someone asked me about the Los Angeles Angels and how poorly they have been with the best player in baseball, Mike Trout. (35:49) Someone asked me about the buying market in professional sports. Who wants to buy a team if they aren’t making money? (45:03) Someone asked me if pitchers pitch to the scoreboard. Let me explain what this means.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Mailbag: How information leaks, State of Minor League Baseball, being friends with players (6/11)
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Mailbag! It’s a mailbag! It’s time for some mail! We get so many questions so even when there’s no show… there is still a show! (1:20) Let’s talk about leaks. Someone asked about leaking information and what would happen when someone got caught leaking information. What about intentionally leaking information… (12:40) Someone asked how you would describe the relationship between players and the front office. Can you become friends with players? (20:12) Someone asked me what the state of Minor League Baseball and the MLB Draft is. Which direction is this league headed in? (30:18) Someone asked me about the Beloit Snappers plan for naming rights. The team announced it would be done on a daily basis. (37:48) Someone asked what’s easier in terms of expectations: running a big market or small market team? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
Pete Alonso, Gerrit Cole, and a new conspiracy about the baseballs in MLB (6/10)
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*DISCLAIMER* We are sorry about the audio quality. Our recording setup in the dinghy took on some water. Today’s word of the day is ’Oliver Stone’ as in the American film maker as in it’s time for a movie as in Pete Alonso has conspiracy about MLB that we need to talk about. Alonso says that MLB is messing with the baseballs based on what the free agency class looks like.(13:26) Gerrit Cole squared off against Josh Donaldson on Wednesday night. The Yankees vs Twins. The story was that Donaldson wants to expose pitchers and Cole is America’s most wanted right now. (20:32) Review: Riders of Justice. (23:55) Montez Sweat made some alarming comments about the COVID-19 vaccine. He answered a question about the vaccine saying he doesn’t have enough information on it yet… he doesn’t trust it… what information is he waiting for? (31:20) Starling Martels is going to be a free agent at the end of the season. He said he wants to remain a Marlin for life. Not going to happen. Why do players say this when it’s time to be a free agent? (36:10) NPPOD. (37:10) Signing young players to long-term deals can be a great thing to do. Sometimes it’s an awful investment. Let’s talk about what the Philadelphia Phillies did with Scott Kingery. (43:00) I will not be appearing on the Local Hour of Dan Le Batard’s show this week. Sorry. But it’s…….. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Gerrit Cole, Spider Tack, and the foreign substance scandal rocking the baseball world (6/9)
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Today’s word of the day is ’spider tack’ as in foreign substances as in a new kind of sticky paste used by bodybuilders that MLB pitchers are apparently using. Gerrit Cole was asked about his use and his answer is now an all-time great one…. NOT. (13:50) Let’s talk about this new book that just came out by Andy Martino about the Astros scandal. It goes into detail about Jose Altuve and how he tried to fight back against the sign-stealing. Do we believe this? (19:40) Kevin Durant was not very happy with Jay Williams of ESPN. Williams claimed that Durant had said something and Williams said that something on the air, and Durant called him out for it. Let’s discuss this sort of dilemma and why it’s happening more. (30:45) Review: The Dry. (34:40) NPPOD. (36:32) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the College Football Playoff and the possible expansion to 12 schools as opposed to four schools. Interesting. Why would the committee want to expand? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Jarred Kelenic and the massive mistake the Seattle Mariners made; Should Packers fine Aaron Rodgers? (6/8)
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Today’s word of the day is ’39’ as in 0-for-39 as in Jarred Kelenic is currently hitless in his last 39 at bats. The all-time record is Chris Davis who went hitless in 54 straight at bats. So what did the Seattle Mariners do with their top prospect? Sent him back down to the minor leagues. Did the Mariners bring him up too soon? (13:40) Do you want to be an owner? Now you can! You can buy a piece of Manchester United! Let me explain. (22:25) Review: Four Good Days (26:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Aaron Rodgers not showing up to mandatory minicamp. They wanted to know if I’d fine him if I were part of Green Bay Packers front office. (34:45) NPPOD. (35:12) Jeff Bezos is going to space. He’s out of here. Taking a flight on Blue Origin to space because he wants people to experience that trip so he’s testing it out himself. (41:05) Daryl Morey was fined again. This time for a tweet on Steph Curry. Guy can’t help himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
MLB says it will begin to crack down on use of foreign substances... will they? (6/7)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘gotcha’ as in you’re caught as in it’s all over as in MLB says it is going to start cracking down on foreign substances used by pitchers. What does that even mean? (15:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? (18:30) John Rahm was leading the field by 6 strokes at the Memorial Tournament and as he walked off the 18th green he was told he tested positive for COVID. Whoa. PGA immediately told him he had to withdraw. (27:19) Review: Together Together. (31:30 NPPOD. (37:10) Is there parity in the NBA now? No LeBron and no Steph Curry. Are we at a point where teams are this close in terms of competition? (40:42) The Portland Trailblazers fired Terry Stotts over the weekend and Dame Lillard is said to be highly sought after. Portland wants Dame to be involved in the search. Jason Kidd turned down an interview. What will happen here? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
A message to Dan Le Batard ... I am the captain now! (6/4)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘gnome’ as in Le Batard called me that. Can you believe it? How dare he? First it was the poster.. didn’t care. Then another poster… didn’t care. And now a gnome? The dinghy is coming for the ship. (4:12) LeBron James and the Lakers have been eliminated from the NBA Playoffs. First time in his careers he’s lost in the first round. Anthony Davis could only play five minutes through injury. LeBron was the latest person to come out when he said he was just burnt out. Let’s discuss. (14:35) Players always want to be scouts. It’s their favorite thing to do. They all want to sign a guy they saw or a guy they played with. Tom Brady is the latest on this list as the Buccaneers used him to help scout WR during the NFL Draft. (23:24) Review: Bo Burnham’s Inside (30:15) Johnny Manziel was recently on a podcast where he talked about all the money he made in college. Cash money. Would NIL have helped curb this? (37:45) NPPOD. (43:05) Who will be the first manager fired in MLB this season? I’ve got a list of four because it’s bound to happen soon.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
This just in! Words have meaning... someone should let all these TV commentators know (6/3)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘du-rag’ as in a wave cap as in the hair covering mostly worn by African-American people. Why are we bringing it up? Bob Brenly is an analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks and commented on Marcus Stroman of the Mets du-rag. Stroman called him out for using “racist undertones” in his comments. Sensitivity training. That’s the new thing. What even is that? (9:46) What is race norming? It assumed that Black players started with lower cognitive functioning and made it harder for them to be eligible in the billion dollar lawsuit against the NFL. More than 2,000 NFL retirees have filed dementia claims, but fewer than 600 have received compensation. (18:55) Danny Ainge officially resigned yesterday and met with the media. He said he was tired and it was time. Brad Stevens was tired after the bubble. Everyone in Boston is tired. The pandemic has tired us all out. The strain on mental health has been significant to us all. (27:28) Review: Frances Ferguson. (30:40) NPPOD. (32:57) Four minor league baseball players have been suspended for doctoring baseballs. Big deal? No. MLB owners are now meeting to discuss what’s happening in the big leagues. What are they trying to prove? (40:20) Bob Baffert has been suspended by Churchill Downs for two years. Medina Spirit tested positive again, but Churchill Downs says, “Hey! Even if you bet against that horse you’re still as loser. Sorry!” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Athletics serving leftovers from Fyre Festival to minor leaguers; Celtics' Danny Ainge retires, Brad Stevens promoted (6/2)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘prison’ as in prison food as in that’s what everyone is saying the Oakland Athletics minor league teams are eating. Picture surfaced and the food looks like a mix of Fyre Fest and something a 1st grader would make if you gave them keys to the kitchen. This is a big problem because the Athletics run the minor league affiliates now and team president Dave Kaval addressed the situation… but was he being honest? (10:55) BREAKING NEWS: The Boston Celtics will have massive turnover now. Head coach Brad Stevens will now become the new head of basketball ops and longtime executive Danny Ainge will step down. This is what happens when you’re the Boston Celtics and you don’t get results. (14:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Ben Roethlisberger telling reporters he was the one who asked the Steelers for a pay cut… HA! (23:20) Review: The Kominsky Method. (26:11) The Utah Jazz are giving courtside tickets to Ja Morant’s family after what happened earlier in the season. Why is this a big deal? (33:20) NPPOD (36:40) Atlanta small business will have its lawsuits dismissed, not settled against MLB and MLBPA. What are we even talking about? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open and the mental health impact on young athletes (6/1)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘withdrawal’ as in Naomi Osaka has withdrew from the French Open, one of the four tennis majors, citing mental health reasons. She released a statement about why she would withdraw. This came after she said she would not be doing press conferences because of the anxiety she deals with during those events. Let’s have a discussion about mental health, pressure in sports on young athletes, and the “job”. (22:50) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Another night of NBA playoff action and another night where a fan was arrested and ban from the arena. This time the fan actually ran out onto the court and was tackled. Someone asked me what rule changes I’d make to make sure this doesn’t happen anymore. (36:10) Review: Mare of Easttown. (39:20) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Another NBA game, another fan banned; Marcell Ozuna arrest; Some truth about Inter Miami (5/31)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘grateful’ as in it’s Memorial Day as in day to remember all those who have sacrificed their lives for us to have our freedom to live in this country. (1:28) Fans are out of control right now. Another NBA Playoff game and another situation where a fan was arrested. This time a Boston fan threw a water bottle at Kyrie Irving as he was leaving the court. This has become disgraceful. (9:25) Marcell Ozuna was arrested for domestic violence over the weekend. He was caught in the act by the police in Georgia. This is serious. MLB will suspend him for a long time. (27:00) Review: I am All Girls (31:00) NPPOD. (34:15) Naomi Osaka won her first match at the French Open. The Open has responded with a fine of $15K. (39:00) Inter Miami has made history. Not the good kind. Largest penalty in MLS-history ($2M), allocation money forfeited, owner fined, former sporting director suspended through the 2022 season. Woof.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Josh Donaldson wants to expose MLB's cheaters; The worst play in MLB history (5/28)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘catalog’ as in an organized collection of things as in Josh Donaldson says he’s going to put together a catalog of how every pitcher cheats. Why would he do this? Who’s he going to expose? The Houston Astros? Trevor Bauer? (9:40) The worst play in MLB history happened yesterday. The Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman’s brain absolutely melted. Cubs Javy Baez made a play that broke first baseman Will Craig’s brain. Unreal. (17:22) NPPOD. (24:20) Review: Friends Reunion. (28:40) Let’s talk about the Super League. The disaster that was. This weekend is the Champion’s League final in Lisbon. Manchester City vs Chelsea. It looks like UEFA want to ban Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus for next season’s competition. Uh oh. (34:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Noah Syndergaard has had a setback in his attempt to return from Tommy John surgery. The problem with not only his current health is the timing of it… Syndergaard is a free agent this offseason. (43:40) Naomi Osaka penned an open letter about why she won’t be meeting the media during the French Open. She spoke about her mental health and the pain the she goes through during these media sessions, and the questions they ask.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2021
Russell Westbrook popcorn incident; Mickey Callaway fired by Angels and ban from MLB (5/27)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘popcorn’ as in get your popcorn as in fans are back in the stands and they’re hungry! But that’s not why we’re talking popcorn — Russell Westbrook was leaving the game with an injury and a fan dumped a bucket of popcorn on him. GMAB. Fan culture is dangerous and this needs to be dealt with. (11:56) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me for my thoughts on Joe West confiscating Cardinals pitcher Giovanny Gallegos hat for foreign substances. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt was tossed from the game and was not happy after. (21:24) What happened to the new New Era hats? They were released, destroyed, and gone in the blink of an eye. (28:03) Review:I, Dolours. (32:26) Mickey Callaway has been suspended by MLB for an entire year. Mickey Callaway has been fired by the Los Angeles Angels. What took so long? (37:08) NPPOD. (39:10) What is going on with the Minnesota Timberwolves? Owner Glen Taylor is being sued by one of his partners because of the deal he did with Alex Rodriguez. Uh oh! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
MLB injury nightmare: Don't blame Joe Girardi for lying about Bryce Harper; Syndergaard trouble; Plesac accident (5/26)
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Today’s word of the day is ’doctor doctor’ as in the Thompson Twins as in Phillies manager Joe Girardi lied about the absence of Bryce Harper. Said it wasn’t an injury. Then said it was an injury. Why would he do this? Noah Syndergaard left a rehab start with an elbow tightness after Tommy John. Corey Kluber threw a no hitter last week… this week leaves with shoulder tightness. Zach Plesac is out after injuring his thumb taking off his shirt. WE TOLD YOU THIS WOULD HAPPEN! NOW WILL YOU LISTEN!? (18:00) I need to address Zach Plesac breaking his thumb taking off his jersey. WHAT!? (22:00) Vladimir Guerrero Jr has changed his life. This offseason he lost a ton of weight and it helped. League-leading 16 home runs. League-leading OPS. Good for him and the Blue Jays. (31:53) Amazon acquires MGM Studios for $8B. (35:03) Review: The Woman in the Window. (38:04) NPPOD (40:56) Kristaps Prozingis was fined $50K for violating the league’s covid policy. LeBron James was not fined for violating the league’s covid policy. That is the truth... NBA hypocrisy at its finest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Tampa Bay Rays owner sued by limited partners while Oakland Athletics front office starts its relocation road trip (5/25)
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Today’s word of the day is ’swindled’ as in using deception to deprive someone of money or possessions as in Tampa Bay’s owner Stu Sternberg is being sued by his partners for allegedly engaging in a “relentless scheme” to take over control of the team and sell an interest to Montreal investor. Woo Boy! (19:59) The NFL has now comment on the Eugene Chung segment. It is launching another investigation. Gotcha. (23:06) Aaron Rodgers appeared on ESPN last night and made some comments about the Green Bay Packers. He’s happy with the players, he’s happy with the fans, he’s happy with the equipment managers, he’s happy with the grounds crew and food vendors, BUT he is NOT happy with the team’s philosophy. Okay, Aaron. (29:38) Review: All Things Must Pass. (33:15) NPPOD. (35:08) The Oakland A’s are doing a tour of the United States right now. Not the team, but management. The front office is trying to find a new place to relocate to and the tour hit Portland and Vegas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
The NBA was NEVER going to suspend Lakers star LeBron James (5/24)
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Today’s word of the day is ’tequila’ as in tequila! as in LeBron James went to a tequila tasting party and the NBA was not happy. What happened to covid protocols? LeBron was surely suspended by the NBA… WRONG! The NBA said he did break some rules but not enough to be suspended. The NBA was never going to suspend him. (8:37) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about 2020 CFB recruit Jaydon Blue skipping his senior season of high school to prepare for college football. Will this lead to more high school athletes making a similar decision? (25:49) Review: Army of the Dead. (29:32) Former offensive lineman and assistant coach Eugene Chung, who is Korean, says he was told he was ‘not the right minority’ while interviewing for an NFL coaching job this offseason. Just another ugly incident that Roger Goodell needs to have answers for. (37:47) NPPOD. (44:16) Phil Mickelson becomes the oldest man to win a major. Crowds rushed the course. It was a scene. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Tony La Russa story isn't going away anytime soon; Mets ace Jacob deGrom torches team in rehab start (5/21)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘legs’ as in the story has legs as in this Tony La Russa story is not going away. Everyday something comes out that makes this situation look dire. Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey was suspended 3 games for throwing at Yermin Mercedes. Former Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia went nuclear on La Russa. What is Rob Manfred going to do? (11:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about handling the 85% threshold for vaccine protocol changes if I were president of the Cubs. Team president Jed Hoyer was not happy, let’s explain why. (26:48) Review: White Boy. (33:02) What goes into a rehab start? Jacob deGrom pitched last night against a low-A team in Port St. Lucie and torched them. Does this mean he’s ready to return? Let me explain. (41:02) NPPOD - NBA play-in games have been bad. Blowouts everywhere. Nate McMillan got fined $25K for his comments on the Knicks and the NBA.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2021
You get a no-hitter! And you get a no-hitter! And you, yes you, you get a no-hitter! (5/20)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Oprah’ as in you get a car! And you get a car! And you, yea you, you get a car! Another no-hitter! Back-to-back days with a no-hitter in MLB. Yankees pitcher Corey Kluber threw his first career no-hitter against the Texas Rangers. We how have six no-hitters this year… all coming against the same three teams! Texas Rangers; Seattle Mariners; Cleveland Indians. What in the world is happening!? (12:04) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked my how I felt about White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn’s comments on the Tony La Russa situation. (25:39) Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri had some comments about his future with the team. These comments need to be discussed because what he said was shocking. (35:31) Review: Those Who Wish Me Dead. (39:08) NPPOD. (43:10) Stanford has brought back 11 sports after having previously cut them in budget crunching. How does this work? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Tony La Russa hates fun, MLB teams can't hit, and now we have Super Shohei Ohtani with no Mike Trout (5/19)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Freudian slip’ as in you say something you don’t mean to say but it’s something you were thinking as in Tony La Russa cannot help himself. The Chicago White Sox are a fun team and La Russa hates it. Yermin Mercedes is a rookie and mashed a home run off a position pitcher up 11 runs on a 3-0 count. FUN! Not to La Russa! Is there a chance he could lose the clubhouse? (17:03) Shohei Ohtani is a star and the Los Angeles Angels are in big trouble. Mike Trout is out 6-8 weeks. They’re already 7 games back on the Athletics. Another season with no postseason incoming. (24:28) Spencer Turnbull is the fifth pitcher to throw a no-hitter this season. The hitting this year has been so bad and it’s bad for baseball. The Mariners and Indians have been no-hit twice this year… IT’S STILL MAY! (30:28) - Review: Monster. (34:43) NPPOD (42:30) Our dear friend Derek Jeter has a 6-part documentary coming out with ESPN. Ha. Can’t wait. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Pujols calls out Angels; Braves pitcher breaks pitching hand throwing punch; Machado slide: dirty or not? (5/18)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘contradiction’ as in Albert Pujols says that the Angels have not been telling the truth! What? Pujols said he never told the Angels he wanted to be an everyday first baseman. He said he never had conversations about getting released. Do we believe him? (11:04) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if Huascar Ynoa should be punished for breaking his hand punching something in the dugout. Ynoa is now out a few months. Injuries are piling up. Stanton hurt, Trout hurt… stars are out for MLB. You cannot do something stupid to hurt yourself. (28:40) Review: Voyagers. (34:30) Bob Baffert has been banned from the Belmont Stakes. His horse was able to run in the Preakness, but the Belmont said no. (39:13) NPPOD. (43:15) Manny Machado is catching heat for a slide.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
Why did Albert Pujols sign with the Dodgers? To piss off Angels owner Arte Moreno (5/17)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘bail out’ as in when a company is in trouble they get some financial support that they probably should not have gotten as in Albert Pujols has signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Excuse me!? Welp, I got that wait to see wrong. After the Los Angeles Angels released him he goes across town to the Dodgers and I wonder why. How does he fit there? (22:43) NPPOD (29:01) Review: Fandango. (33:27) Nick Castellanos allowed a fan to give his postgame on-field interview. The fan said he told Nick to imagine the ball had Rob Manfred’s face on it. Should this be acceptable? Will this be some more unnecessary drama before a MLB labor war? (42:41) Change can be a good thing! The NBA Play-in games will be electric. Lakers play the Warriors, Westbrook could have saved the Wizards. This is what the NBA wanted, sorry LeBron.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Stop us if you've heard this before... MLB and MLBPA are fighting again! Jack Eichel not happy with Sabres (5/14)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘faith’ as in good faith as in MLBPA says MLB was not acting in good faith last year and has filed a $500M grievance. What does this all mean? Who will win this battle? Why are they fighting in public again? (16:00) Let’s discuss some injuries in sports. Do teams have the best interest of the player when medical options are given? Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres are on the verge of a massive breakup 3 seasons into a monster contract. Woof. (27:56) Review: Wander. (31:53) The NBA has create the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice award. What is this and why does it matter? I’ll tell you. (38:00) NPPOD. (40:00) Alex Rodriguez is buying the Minnesota Timberwolves. Does that mean he is now an NBA owner? Sure. Does it mean he will be at owners meetings? No chance. (44:13) Deshaun Watson update. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Houston Astros offer furnished housing to Minor League players; Houston Rockets owner is excited about losing (5/13)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘housing’ as in not the housing bubble or the housing crisis, but the Houston Astros are offering furnished housing to all of their minor league players. This is a major announcement. Life as a minor league player is not great. (12:00) The New York Yankees outbreak has now made national and international news. The government is now involved. The coaching staff got the Johnson & Johnson vaccines and they are still getting COVID. Let’s explain some of these issues. (17:47) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I think will happen with Miguel Cabrera. He just made history on Wednesday night collecting the most hits by a Venezuelan-born player. He’s at the backend of his career and the Tigers stink. (26:30) Review: Transhood (30:22) Houston Rockets owner Tillman Fertitta is back in the news because he said he’s excited about losing. Excuse me? Sir… are you okay? (35:33) NPPOD (37:32) Teddy Bridgewater was traded to the Denver Broncos in the offseason and he’s already making headlines. He had some comments about the Carolina Panthers practices and he had some things to say on All Things Covered with Bryant McFadden and Patrick Peterson. Matt Rhule decided to respond.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Are the Athletics leaving Oakland? Bob Baffert is full of horse hockey (5/12)
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Today’s word of the day is ’viva Las Vegas’ as in Elvis Presley as in the Oakland Athletics need a new ballpark and could be moving to Las Vegas… or could they? Word broke yesterday that the Athletics were given permission to seek a relocation. This is major news and Oakland could be losing its third major sports franchise in the past two years. What’s going on? (14:33) Drew Robinson homered last night in AAA! What a story! If you haven’t seen Alive: The Drew Robinson Story you need to see it. (17:28) Bob Baffert blamed everything on cancel culture. Bob Baffert blamed everything on pee on hay that his horse ate. Well, Bob Baffert has now released a statement saying, “oops, my horse did use a ban ointment.” GIVE ME A BREAK! (25:56) Review: Blue Chips (33:16) NPPOD - Why is Joe Maddon so happy about Shohei Ohtani? The team is in last place! Who cares how good Ohtani and Trout are if they can’t win! (38:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Covid is going crazy in MLB right now. Uh oh. Fernando Tatis Jr is out after testing positive. The Yankees have coaches out after testing positive. Uh oh. (44:08) Is Alex Rodriguez already out on buying the Minnesota Timberwolves? What’s happening here? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
Is Westbrook in your top-5 all-time PG list? I have an offer for Davante Adams; The Jaguars belong in the WWE (5/11)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘triple double’ as in Russell Westbrook as in the new king of the triple-double as in Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s all-time record for triple-doubles. Does this make Westbrook an all-time great? (7:47) The Seattle Mariners are ready to call up Jared Kelenic. Why now? (14:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I ever had a player who played for me that would only stay if another player stayed. What!? Let’s see what Davante Adams has to say about a situation like this. (23:22) Review: Walk The Line. (27:20) The Golden Globes are doomed. It’s over. See ya. NBC has pulled the plug… why? (32:52) NPPOD (37:35) Tim Tebow signed a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. What is Urban Meyer trying to prove? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
So... was it a raccoon or a rat!? What's happened to the Dodgers? Horses on drugs!? (5/10)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘raccoon’ or is it rat or is it ratcoon? The New York Mets were in a bit of an awkward place on Friday night when camera caught commotion going on in the Mets dugout. After the game Francisco Lindor said he and Jeff McNeil were arguing about whether there was a rat or a raccoon running around the clubhouse. Interesting story to tell. (11:38) Jacob deGrom returned to pitch on Saturday after missing his last start with a lat issue. And you guessed it… he left the game with a lat issue. Did the Mets rush him back? (12:45) What is going on with the Los Angeles Dodgers? The team of destiny was 13-2 and now… they can’t seem to win games. After dropping 15 of the last 20 games, and losing five straight series, is it too late to say it’s still early? (20:52) Review: Sons of Sam. (26:54) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me for my thoughts on Bob Baffert and the Kentucky Derby. Who is Bob Baffert? He’s a horse trainer and his Kentucky Derby winning horse tested positive for PEDs! (36:42) NPPOD. (39:00) Zion Williamson is out the rest of the year with a fractured finger. President David Griffin was fined $50K for public criticism of the referees because Zion isn’t getting calls.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Albert Pujols doesn't get his Hollywood ending (5/7)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘hollywood’ as in a Hollywood ending as in Albert Pujols has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels. Pujols is in the final year of a 10-year, $240M deal — the timing of this designation was out of nowhere. Let’s try and talk through this situation, his comments, his legacy in LA, and how the Angels chose to let this end. (16:00) Bonus story: What happened with AJ Burnett in September of 2005? (19:57) Bills GM Brandon Beane says he would cut a player if they didn’t get vaccinated. Whoa. It’s rare for a team executive to be that open about such a hot button topic. (32:53) Review: Every Breath You Take. (36:00) NPPOD. (39:27) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Arizona of Governor Doug Ducey passing a new tax bill. What does this all mean? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2021
New York Rangers fighting; James Dolan firing executives; just another Wednesday at Madison Square Garden (5/6)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘slapshot’ as in we’re talking hockey as in the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals have turned MSG upside down. We had three fights to start the game, we had penalties, we had Tom Wilson fighting and leaving the game, we had James Dolan firing his team president and general manager. What in the world!? (12:02) We spoke the other day about Tony La Russa and some of the struggles he’s had with the Chicago White Sox this season. Well, yesterday, another blunder by La Russa cost the team the game. (20:20) What are the Green Bay Packers doing? Are they planning to move on from Aaron Rodgers right now? There is a lot going on. (26:26) Review: Frank of Ireland. (30:43) NPPOD. (32:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I was president of the Denver Broncos would I pay Ja’Wuan James after he tore his achilles working out away from the team facility. Uh oh. (40:50) Kyrie Irving won’t meet the media. The Nets have been fined. Why is this still happening? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Not a great start to the week for the New York Mets; New York Rangers did something I've never seen before (5/5)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘MRI’ as in Jacob deGrom had to get one yesterday and the panic button was smashed by the Mets. deGrom was supposed to start on Tuesday night, but was scratched late with a lat issue. Let me break down what happens in these situations — from the call to the decision to scratch to the MRI to now. (13:31) Yesterday we spoke about the Mets firing hitting coaches. Today we talk about the hitters talking about the hitting coaches being fired. That’s what happens in a rain delay. Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor didn’t sound happy about the move. (30:58) Review: Like Father (35:47) The New York Rangers are furious. They released one of the strongest statements ever condemning Tom Wilson and the NHL. This needs to be discussed.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Who does LeBron James want fired? Mets fire hitting coaches because Steve Cohen has new-owner-itis (5/4)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘play in’ as in play-in games as in the NBA decided last season it would have a small play-in tournament to figure out the final spots in the playoffs. Now this season it’s back and LeBron James is not happy. Who voted on these games? Did they just come out of nowhere? LeBron knows better. (8:48) The New York Mets have fired their hitting coaches 23 games into the season. Steve Cohen is feeling the new-owner-itis right now. (22:05) Days before the minor-league camp was set to open the Philadelphia Phillies did something that is rather unusual. The team removed its director of pitching development and promoted a coach with only one year of experience. Why would the team do this? (32:21) Review: 7 Yards. (38:10) NPPOD. (41:13) The Los Angeles Dodgers went from best team ever to struggling to now plagued by injuries. Dustin May needs Tommy John surgery. What about the Chicago White Sox? Luis Robert is out for a long time with a hip injury. The Sox were supposed to be the best team in the AL.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Aaron Rodgers and Packers falling out of love; MLB has an umpire issue that'll be tough to fix (5/3)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘love’ as in love is in the air as in Aaron Rodgers had his heart broken by the Green Bay Packers. Right before the 2021 NFL Draft news broke that Rodgers and the Packers may be headed to an ugly divorce. The team wants to start planning for Jordan Love’s future and Rodgers wants out.(11:20) MLB has always wanted to be like the NFL. Jealous, jealous, jealous! The NFL Draft is so much more than what MLB has to offer. (15:11) What is going on with MLB umpires this year? Instant replay decisions going poorly. Umping going poorly. Fans are mad. Players are mad. Teams are mad. What can MLB do? (23:42) Review: The Courier. (26:33) April showers bring May something, something, something. The MLB standings look pretty crazy at the end of April. The Royals are in 1st, the Yankees are under-500, the NL East is sloppy, the Dodgers can’t win anymore. Where are we right now? (36:39) NPPOD. (37:42) MLB has banned Roberto Alomar for life. This comes after an investigation into some bad sexual misconduct. Will MLB stop here? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
📫April 2021 Mailbag: MLB run like the EPL? Old-school baseball? Most important people in Marlins history?
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Mailbag! It’s a mailbag! It’s the end of April 2021 mailbag! We’re a quarter of the way through 2021 already! Someone asked about Opening Day starters - they wanted to know why #1 starters were matched up against #1 starters! Why not just throw your #3 agains their #1 so you can pitch your #1 against their #2. (5:50) Should MLB be run like the EPL? Have a regular season winner and an FA Cup style tournament with Minor League Baseball teams. (9:20) Does old-school baseball work? The Boston Red Sox are trying it now and it’s working out so far. (14:05) MLB slippery slope after moving All-Star Game. Will the league take a stand on transgender rights? (22:00) Someone asked me about the Bobby Bonilla deal and what it meant from the team side of things. Was it a good deal for the team outside the jokes? (31:20) Someone asked me about workplace policies - specifically about attending out-of-work events. (36:40) Someone asked who the five most important people in Marlins history. This came from Jeannie Buss answering a question about the five most important Lakers in franchise history. (43:18) Someone wants to know what’s going on with the PGA bonus structure. Where did this come from and why this is happening?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Samson Sit-Down: Joel Corry
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It’s a Samson Sit-Down with Joel Corry. He was a former sports agent in the NBA and NFL. He’s represented Shaq and Ronnie Lott. He’s an NFL cap expert. We discuss everything from agent poaching, NFL salaries, differences between NFL and MLB contracts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Samson Sit-Down: Pudge Rodriguez
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It’s a Samson Sit-Down with Pudge Rodriguez! The Hall of Fame catcher stops by to discuss his life in baseball (4:05) Relationship with Johnny Bench. (7:23) What did Pudge do when pitchers got on his nerves? (13:05) Favorite pitcher to catch (16:43) Choosing the Marlins in 2003. (21:47) How a trip to Vegas saved the 2003 Marlins season (28:48) Favorite play from 2003 World Series run.(35:41) How early did Pudge know that Miguel Cabrera was great (39:35) Thoughts on today’s game of baseball. (46:33) How the modern MLB salaries are given Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Rockies GM steps down, how much is Ohtani worth?, Arsenal is for sale, but not for sale (4/27)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘mutual’ as in agreed upon by parties as in the Colorado Rockies GM Jeff Birdich was fired… sorry, no, he mutually agreed to stepped down. Why now? Why only a quarter of the way through the season? (11:10) Shohei Ohtani is a unicorn. He can pitch. He can hit. How are the Los Angeles Angels doing? What does a new Ohtani contract look like? (25:38) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked why Steve Cohen wants to buy SNY so badly. (36:26) Review: Stowaway. (39:27) Arsenal is not for sale, but it is for sale, but it not for sale, but it is? Spotify CEO Daniel Elk wants to buy the team. Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke says the the team is not for sale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
Is Padres-Dodgers a rivalry already? A 7-inning no-hitter!? Biggest takeaways from the Oscars (4/26)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘peek-a-boo’ as in I see you! Do you see me? Trevor Bauer made headlines this offseason with the closing one eye and pitching this spring. Well, Fernando Tatis Jr. has had enough and hit two home runs off Bauer. He swagged it out with a Billy Strut after touching home plate and covering his eye while rounding the first. Let’s talk about this ‘rivalry’ with the Padres now up 4-3 on the season series. (12:15) Madison Bumgarner threw a no-hitter yesterday. Or did he? Should a 7-inning no-hitter be considered a no-hitter with the new double-header rule? (21:44) The Angels and Yankees had ‘brief flirtation’ regarding Aaron Judge this offseason. What does this mean? (29:21) Oscars Recap. (41:28) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Poor Tom Brady is upset over jersey numbers; 2021 Oscar Predictions! (4/23)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘69’ as in get your head out of the gutter as in the NFL has a new uniform policy and Tom Brady is not happy. It’s a jersey number Tom! Calm it down! Let’s talk about jerseys. (11:45) Alex Smith had some not too kind things to say about the Washington Football Team. He called out the training staff for the way they handled him and his rehab. (18:31) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? The IOC announced that Olympic athletes at this year’s Tokyo Games will not be allowed to protest or make political statements. What? (34:30) 2021 Oscar Predictions. (41:26) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
Who holds LeBron James accountable? How the NHL is failing its players (4/22)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘accountability’ as in responsibility as in LeBron James sent out a tweet and Instagram post he didn’t realize he shouldn’t have sent. His platform is too big. He is too smart. This stemmed from another police related shooting in Ohio. What should happen now? LeBron deleted the post, but the damage was done. (10:26) Someone asked me to share my thoughts on the NHL saying they’d loosen up COVID restrictions after players got vaccinated…. And the NHL did not follow through with these promises. (24:28) Is the sophomore slump real? It looks like it for Tyler Herro and the Miami Heat. Has he become too Miami? Too South Beach? (35:07) Review: Spontaneous. (37:25) NPPOD. (43:46) Eagles playing Rock, Paper, Scissors against draft prospects? What!? There’s no way this is serious…. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
How the Super League crumbled; Explaining the Chauvin verdict; MLB/MLBPA trying to avoid lockout (4/21)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘mayday’ as in it’s going down as in it’s over with as in the Super League is no more. What an absolute disaster. Chelsea gone. Man City gone. Tottenham gone. Juventus gone. Arsenal gone. AC Milan gone. Man United gone. Liverpool gone. Who is left? How did this go so wrong? (12:51) Let’s discuss the Derek Chauvin trial. Let me help explain the details of this ruling and what happens next. He was charged with three crimes in the killing of George Floyd. (28:55) Review: Billie Eilish - The World’s A Little Blurry. (32:14) NPPOD. (33:55) MLB and MLBPA have start to negotiate the new CBA talks. What does this mean? Work stoppage!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
Nike deal with Kobe Bryant ends; Super League Sorrow Pt. 2; Deshaun Watson lawyer keeps firing back (4/20)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘mamba’ as in Kobe Bryant as in Vanessa Bryant as in Nike. Why is this back in the news? Because Kobe Bryant’s deal with Nike is done after Nike could not come to terms with Vanessa and the Bryant estate. Kobe died in January 2020 with one year remaining on his Nike deal. What happens now? Nike paused all production of Kobe apparel… will a new deal get worked out? (9:50) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how serious the Super League concept is. Let’s discuss. (25:19) Review: Songbird (29:53) NPPOD. (34:25) Let’s update you on the Deshaun Watson saga. Where are we now? (42:52) The jury has been sequestered in the Derek Chauvin case. Let me explain this for people who don’t understand.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Super League Sadness, Wade County move to Utah, Yankees fans have seen enough (4/19)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Super League’ as in the soccer world has been turn upside down! A mutiny! The rich! 12 of the biggest football world have decided to ditch their domestic leagues and start a new league. Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona! UEFA is mad. Fans are mad. Everyone is mad. Snakes in the grass. Billions in the bank! (14:37) Dwyane Wade becomes a part owner of the…Utah Jazz? What? Dade County… Mr. Heat… with the Jazz!? How did Micky Arison let this happen? (26:33) NPPOD - David knows nothing about the rules of gambling. (29:38) Review: Nobody (33:21) The New York Yankees are awful. Downright bad. What is happening? (39:07) Wait to see. (43:00) The Washington Nationals are having big problems. Stephen Strasburg is hurt. Always hurt. Uh oh.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Mets can't escape toxic past; What will the Washington Football Team be named?; Padres major Tatis Jr. decision (4/16)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘toxic’ as in a toxic work culture as in Mickey Callaway wasn’t the only person within the New York Mets organization. It’s all bad. Sandy Alderson knew about how bad things were. Ownership know how bad things were. What happens now? (13:36) Daniel Snyder, owner of the WFT, is suing Bruce Allen. Never seen something like this before. Snyder thinks Allen was the head of the leaks department. What about the name choices? The team is still looking for a team name and a survey was sent to fans. What does all this mean? (24:33) Review: Live-action Oscar nominated short films. (32:23) Patrick Corbin is bad. Very bad. NPPOD. (41:28) Fernando Tatis Jr is expected to play Friday night. He’s dealing with a long-term shoulder injury that will need surgery. What’s the rush to get him back? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
How to manage a no-hitter; The death of Bernie Madoff and the destruction he caused (4/15)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘HBP’ as in hit by pitch as in Carlos Rodón was 2 outs away from a perfect game and a pitch hit Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez in the foot. He kept his composure and got the final two outs to seal the no-hitter. So let’s talk about the play, what happens during a no-hitter, what teams plan, what managers do… everything no-hitter. (8:41) Let’s talk about the death of Bernie Madoff and the impact he made on the Mets, charities, regular people, and the destruction he caused. (14:49) Let’s talk about charity. How do some players fund team foundations? What’s in a contract to do that? (24:09) Review: Cherry. (27:13) The Atlantic League is testing out new rules. Pitching rubber will be at 61 feet 6 inches. You want to take out your pitcher? You’re going to lose the DH. What? (34:06) NPPOD. (41:45) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I was team president again would I sign Yasiel Puig…. No. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
GOP trying to strip MLB of antitrust exemption; Mark Cuban not happy with play-in tournament he voted for (4/14)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘no regrets’ as in Mark Cuban as in the owner of the Dallas Mavericks realized he made a big uh oh too late. Players are not happy with the new play-in tournament in the NBA Playoffs. (11:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about antitrust, the Sherman Act, the Republican effort to do away with this because of the All-Star Game being moved. Can the Minnesota Timberwolves move? Are the NBA rules the same as MLB? (26:12) NPPOD. (32:06) Review: Godzilla vs Kong. (35:56) Buffalo Bills fans will need to be vaccinated if they want to go to games. People are not happy. People are happy. Let’s discuss. (42:15) The Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers players will not attend OTAs… Why is this news? Why do we need a statement?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Another statement, another postponement, another avoidable tragedy (4/13)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘taser’ as in here we go again. Another young African-American was shot and killed by police. This officer thought they were using a taser… unbelievable. So the sports world in Minnesota stopped again. The Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild all postponed games last night. What goes into these decisions? (10:57) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I would say to players who didn’t play last night. (21:26) Review: Girl In The Basement. (28:15) Sam Darnold met the media in Carolina for the first time since being traded by the New York Jets. (35:17) NPPOD. (40:08) What are the plans for the Chicago Cubs? Are they ready to sell Baez, Bryant, and Rizzo? The team currently has the worst batting average in baseball.  0:00 - Intro 0:10 - Minnesota sports on pause 10:57 - Players not wanting to play 19:26 - Girl In The Basement 26:15 - Darnold meets the media 33:17 - NNPOD 38:08 - Do Cubs become sellers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Matsuyama becomes an icon, A-Rod may finally own a team, and MLB replay still STINKS! (4/12)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘icon’ as in Hideki Matsuyama is the new Masters champion as in never having to buy your own beer again at a bar. But what’s it like to be an icon in Japan? Matsuyama is about to find out. Spending time with Ichiro in Japan was an experience I will never forget. (10:00) What in the world happened in the Phillies-Braves game last night? We spoke about how poor replay was last week — and it gets even worse. Alec Bohn was out on a play at the plate, but the umps called him safe, after review everyone in the world saw he was out, but he was called safe. Phillies win 7-6 and the world explodes. (17:46) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Alex Rodriguez has entered into an exclusive period to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves. Remember when he was going to buy the Mets? Remember when he was joining a SPAC? (31:53) Review: Weed The People. (37:49) More MLB drama! Mets/Marlins had a a rain delay after 7 minutes of gameplay. It was complete BS and both sides were mad. How did this happen? (43:40) Jacob deGrom needs run support. He is the best pitcher in baseball and his team doesn’t win. How long can this go on? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
MLB inspecting Trevor Bauer's dirty balls; Trying to explain ending of Mets-Marlins (4/9)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘B Squared’ as in Bauer’s balls as in Trevor Bauer is having his baseballs inspected by MLB. Why is this? Well the umpires saw what looked like markings on the baseballs and sent them to the league office. Bauer and his agent went on Twitter last night and called it all “gossip”. What will happen here? (12:00) More and more gun tragedies are taking place. One of the latest was former NFL player Phillip Adams who murdered five people, including two children. We need to have this discussion. (23:43) Review: The Life Ahead (26:53) Did you see the end of the Mets/Marlins game? The Mets won on a walk-off HBP! Excuse me? Michael Conforto got hit with the bases loaded and then all hell broke loose. (39:27) NPPOD. (41:24)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
MLB: Trying to avoid a nightmare start - Injuries are starting to pile up (4/8)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘nightmare’ as in it all feels like a dream after you make it through spring training but then the first week of Opening Day comes and goes and your team is hurt, and losing, and bad, and it’s a nightmare. What is happening with Aaron Judge and the Yankees? Aaron Boone said he’s sore and will get the day off. It’s kind of early for this. Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, George Springer, Fernando Tatis, Trevor Rosenthal… more and more injuries are happening. (11:43) What can you make of first week performances? We’ve got teams that are overachieving early and teams that are underachieving right now. (16:27) Did MLB change the baseballs? Are they dead? Are they live? Where do we stand on the issue? (18:29) NPPOD. (20:11) Tiger Woods is lucky to be alive. It wasn’t drug abuse. It wasn’t alcohol. His crash was caused by his reckless driving. (27:06) The Masters started today. Fred Ridley is the chairman of the Masters and he released a statement on the Georgia voting laws. (35:48) Review: Collective. (36:57) Hubert Davis was named head coach at North Carolina. What was so significant about this? He became the 3rd head coach in program history, but the first African-American. What he said was very telling.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
BYOTC: Bring Your Own Trash Cans - How will the Astros handle opposing fans? Nike suspends Deshaun Watson (4/7)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘trash’ as in take out the trash as in trash cans as in the Houston Astros are being ridiculed so bad by opposing fans that Dusty Baker had to say something. Fans brought trash cans to the game! What can the Astros do about this? (12:53) Fernando Tatis Jr may miss the rest of the season. We haven’t learned anything new from his first MRI, but GM AJ Preller said it’s a non-surgical injury. You can beat he’ll need surgery because the Padres said he wouldn’t. (23:09) Review: WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn. (27:38) It’s time for another update on the Deshaun Watson case because a woman chose to come public and hold a press conference. Watson’s team then revealed that her attorney tried to get hush money before going public. Nike has announced they are suspending Watson. Oh boy. (41:00) Wait to see. (45:23) NPPOD. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Why MLB chose to move 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta to Coors Field in Denver (4/6)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘All Star Game’ as in Atlanta as in Denver as in MLB as in Texas as in what is happening right now in Rob Manfred’s office is not pretty. What happened? Why was the game moved? How was the game moved to Coors? What happens next? (23:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Padres regret giving Fernando Tatis Jr that mega deal with his shoulder injury. Why would someone ask that? Because Tatis left with a shoulder injury and he might need surgery. This was an injury the team knew about. Uh oh. (33:25) Review: Concrete Cowboy. (35:49) Steve Cohen continues to talk and talk and talk. He got his first taste of being Mets owner and he is struggling with the NY media. (42:00) NPPOD. BRACKET WINNERS ANNOUNCED - REACH OUT TO COCA! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Astros booed on Opening Day because fans never forget; Understanding Supreme Court and NCAA v. Alston case (4/2)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘calm’ as in everybody calm down as in take a breath as in yesterday was just one game of 162 of them. The Houston Astros played in front of fans and the Oakland fans let them hear it. Boos on boos on boos! Remember the sign-stealing dilemma? Feels like a decade ago. (7:30) Why are pitchers still batting? Why is there no Universal DH? We saw how ridiculous things were when Tyler Glasnow batted for Tampa Bay. (15:00) NPPOD. (18:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Supreme Court hearing the NCAA v. Alston case and they wanted it to be explained like they weren’t a lawyer. (31:39) Review: Operation Varsity Blues. (36:10) Red Sox owner Tom Werner says that LeBron James is good for Boston, and good for business, but there was something he said that I couldn’t believe.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
MLB Opening Day is here! Marlins Park gets naming rights deal. (4/1)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Opening Day’ as in April 1st as in baseball is back! Last night the New York Mets were able to come to an agreement with superstar Francisco Lindor on a major 10-yr, $341M deal. What else can we look forward to today? What matters most on Opening Day? (9:32) The Washington Nationals already have a COVID problem. It appears that four players will miss Opening Day against the Mets. Not great! (13:21) President Biden spoke to ESPN last night about vaccines, stadium capacity, and spoke about the All Star Game in Georgia. (15:40) The NL West has all the eyeballs this season. The San Diego Padres won the offseason. The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to repeat. Trevor Bauer is getting his balls ready (his baseballs you sickos!). (25:50) NPPOD. (30:42) Review: The Father. (33:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about he Miami Marlins have announced that they have a new TV deal and a naming rights deal and why wasn’t I able to secure a naming rights deal when I was there Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
🚨 Mets, Francisco Lindor agree to MONSTER 10-year, $341M deal before Opening Day (3/31)
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The New York Mets and Francisco Lindor have agreed to terms on a massive 10-year, $341M deal on the eve of Opening Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
MLB PREDICTIONS! MVP, Cy Young, and World Series; NFL owners get major win with 17-game schedule (3/31)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘17 Again’ as in Zac Efron and Matthew Perry as in the NFL has announced there will be 17 regular season games starting this year. The NFL knew they were going to get this done when those giant TV deals were signed. Is everyone happy about this? Did the NFLPA get enough for the players? (13:55) Deshaun Watson now has 19 lawsuits against him. This story is not going away anytime soon. We need to cover this. (31:00) Review: Seaspiracy. (36:40) MLB season is here! Let’s get some predictions! MVP! World Series! EVERYTHING! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Will Mets owner Steve Cohen meet Francisco Lindor's counter offer? Anthony Rizzo gets "laughable" offer from Cubs (3/30)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘ravioli’ as in pasta as in a nice Italian dinner as in what Steve Cohen said he had during his meeting with Francisco Lindor. The Mets reportedly offered Lindor a 10-year, $325M and he countered with a 12-year, $385M. Where does this standoff end? (16:18) A very similar situation is happening with Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. He wants a new deal. Kris Bryant needs a new deal. Javy Baez needs a new deal. And apparently Rizzo was offered a deal that he found laughable. Will any of the Cubs Big 3 be back in 2022? (25:34) MLB will relax COVID restrictions if 85% of Tier 1 employees get vaccinated. What does this exactly mean? (36:00) Review: Bad Trip. (40:11) NPPOD. (43:06) Mark Emmert is the president of the NCAA and he has some big issues to deal with. Athletes are taking a stand. Will he take the meeting they want? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
March 2021 Mailbag: Strangest contract clause, getting DFA'd, top 5 concerts I've been to (3/27)
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Mailbag! It’s a mailbag! March 2021 edition of the mailbag is here! Let’s get it started! Someone asked what the strangest clause I ever had to put in a contract to stop a player from doing something. (10:30) Someone asked if MLB could possibly move the 2021 All Star game from Atlanta, Georgia after everything that’s been going on in the state. A new voting rights bill was passed and people are not happy. (22:40) Someone asked how the 40-man roster works and who decides which players get DFA’d. (34:40) Someone asked for some other reasons that players would get traded at the deadline and who would influence these moves. (41:00) Someone asked for my Top 5 concerts I’ve been to… so I’ll give you a Top 8.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Was Eloy Jimenez's injury avoidable? Will the Houston Astros let Carlos Correa walk? (3/26)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘left field’ as in not right field as in not center field as in the outfield as in Eloy Jimenez of the Chicago White Sox is out for what could be the whole season after tearing his pec making a play in a spring training game. Every White Sox fan knew this was inevitable, but management still put Eloy out there. What were the Sox trying to prove? (15:29) Kirby Yates is done for the year that hasn’t even started yet. He got $5.5M guaranteed by the Toronto Blue Jays AFTER the Atlanta Braves pulled an offer for a failed physical. Yates signs with the Jays and is now out for the season. Wow. (23:45) Review: Justice League Snyder Cut… yes I watched all four hours. (31:43) Did the Houston Astros just lowball and lose Carlos Correa? They might have. It was a six-year, $120M offer and Correa was offended. This is a MONSTER free agent offseason for shortstops. (40:50) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
MLB will CRACK DOWN on doctored balls! What's a trade deadline actually like? (3/25)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘substance’ as in foreign substance as in new MLB memo says every ball will be studied. MLB says they will have ball monitors and dugout monitors and substance monitors and every monitor you can think of to make sure pitchers aren’t doctoring the balls. How is this going to work? What is MLB trying to figure out? (13:22) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the NHL firing an official after he was caught on a hot mic saying he wanted to give a penalty to Nashville. (22:26) NPPOD. (25:25) What happens during a trade deadline? How do athletes ask teams about trades? What do they do on deadline day? (35:10) Review: The Last Blockbuster. (39:15) The Washington Football team will be owned in full by Daniel Snyder. Reports say he’ll be in complete control and he’ll be able to buyout the minority owners. Not just that, but the team may keep this name moving forward because of ‘traditions’… always fun to discuss the WFT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Do the Packers want Aaron Rodgers around? Deshaun Watson attorney fires back (3/24)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘the police’ as in the band, not the law enforcement, as in MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE! Is that what’s happening in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers? The Packers wanted Rodgers to restructure his deal, but Rodgers said he wanted provisions put in saying it wouldn’t be a ‘lame duck’ year. (8:50) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Marlins security guard who was banging trash cans as Astros Alex Bregman was at the plate. (20:05) Fernando Tatis Jr. left a game yesterday with a shoulder injury. It doesn’t appear to be serious, but Tatis said it’s something he’s been dealing with his whole career… oh boy. (25:52) Review: My Octopus Teacher. (29:32) Deshaun Watson situation is getting far crazier than we ever would have believed. There are now 16 lawsuits filed by Tony Buzbee against Watson, but Rusty Hardin (Watson’s attorney) has fired back. (41:20) NPPOD. (44:00) The Raptors are in trouble. Lost a bunch of games. Thinking of trading Lowry. Siakam yelled at Nick Nurse. The honeymoon is over… now what? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Opening up the checkbook better pay off (3/23)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘slice’ as in Kraft slice of American cheese as in pizza slice as in Kimbo Slice, but really as in Robert Kraft. The New England Patriots have signed every free agent available this offseason and Kraft opened up the checkbook. What made Bill Belichick and the Patriots go all in? (12:37) Salvador Perez was given a longterm deal from the Kansas City Royals. Not just any kind of deal. The largest deal in franchise history! $82M over four years. Why would they do this? (26:00) Spring Training is all about staying healthy. Major problems in Arizona as Zac Gallen felt some discomfort in his forearm… while hitting! Oh boy. (32:52) Review: Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar (37:20) NPPOD. (40:50) Nike pulls brand from “undifferentiated” retailers… say goodbye to the Mom and Pop stores. It’s a sad reality for these small businesses.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
NCAA poor excuse for inequality at March Madness (3/22)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘madness’ as in march madness as in there is so much madness and everyone’s bracket is busted. Wisconsin, see ya. West Virginia, see ya. But the biggest story of the tournament is what happened to the women NCAA athletes during their tournament. Bad swag bags, terrible weight rooms, no respect. Compared to the men’s swag bags and weight rooms it looked like the NCAA just didn’t care. (13:30) Rick Pitino says he’s happy at Iona and won’t leave. I’m sure that’s the case. (19:12) Ohio State player releases message of the death threats he received online after team lost in tournament. Be better. Be way better. (29:48) Review: Another Round. (35:38) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone wanted to know about the Cubs minor leaguer getting caught with 21 pounds of meth. Do I have a story for you all. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
NCAA just wants business, but the athletes are making it personal; A response to Marlins Park makeover (3/19)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘#NotNCAAProperty” as in the hashtag being used by college basketball players during March Madness as in college players taking another stand against the NCAA. What will be different this time? Will these college athletes not play to really make a stand? (12:55) NPPOD. (15:18) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the new NFL TV deals and what it means for the league. The deal will pay the league about $110B over 11 years…whoa. (30:25) Review: The Mole Agent. (33:38) Wait To See Updates. (39:30) Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins have gotten rid of everything “Miami” that was at Marlins Park. No more fish tanks, no more pool, no more home run sculpture… now what? #waittosee  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Deshaun Watson hit with more lawsuits; Meyers Leonard gets traded to nowhere (3/18)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘frivolous’ as in having sound basis as in lacks in serious as in a lawsuit was announced against Deshaun Watson by a Houston-based lawyer. No it’s not Groundhog Day… we’re back talking Deshaun Watson because even more lawsuits were made against Watson. Another woman in Atlanta has come forward saying Watson made inappropriate advances towards her. (7:00) Meyers Leonard was traded to no where. The Miami Heat traded him to the OKC Thunder and the Thunder announced he wouldn’t be joining the team. Is this the end for Leonard in the NBA? (14:30) 130 fans were ejected from viewing a college lacrosse game after some of them yelled racial slurs at players from the opposing team. Why? (23:52) Review: A Secret Love. (30:00) Are the Kansas City Royals going to put Bobby Witt Jr. on its Opening Day roster? Does he need to be there? Will he be there? (35:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Buffalo Sabres firing its head coach but still owing him $3.7M next. This person wanted to know when letting go of a coach who’s under contract, how much of a financial hit you take comes into play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Deshaun Watson responds to 'baseless' lawsuit; Is LeBron James a part owner of the Red Sox? (3/17)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘frivolous’ as in having sound basis as in lacks in serious as in a lawsuit was announced against Deshaun Watson by a Houston-based lawyer. The allegations allege that Watson sexually assaulted a masseuse and the lawsuit is asking for a six-figure settlement. Watson responded to the “baseless demand” and said he rejected the request. (15:40) LeBron James is now a part owner of the Boston Red Sox. He is a part owner of the Liverpool FC. He wants to one day own an NBA team. But let me explain this to you. (27:00) The Jacksonville Jaguars have spent over $1.4 BILLION in free agency since 2011… and they’ve lost nearly 75% of their games in that time. How can this be so bad? (36:17) Review: Secretary. (41:45) NPPOD. (43:04) Regular season baseball is almost here! Montoyo extended! Are the Blue Jays doing the right thing? Is extending the manager the right decision? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Bill Belichick and the Patriots free agency spending; Sports embracing the gambling boom (3/16)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘232’ as in the New England Patriots spent $232M in the first day of free agency. What? How? Why is the NFL and NBA free agency so much fun and MLB is so boring? Is Bill Belichick trying to make up for the fact that Tom Brady won a Super Bowl without him? (11:15) March Madness is here and Indiana is not in it. The Hoosiers have fired Archie Miller after four seasons. And we’ve got ourselves a statement! Miller’s buyout money will be paid by money raised from boosters! (22:13) Review: Allen v Farrow. (30:12) NPPOD. (32:15) Let’s talk about the gambling boom. Years ago is was a major red flag in the sports world. A major no-no! Now it’s being embraced! Why? REVENUE! (43:05) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the signing of Hirokazu Sawamura being signed by the Boston Red Sox. What are some differences between Japan and MLB? Let’s discuss.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Trevor Bauer's problem with everything; Oscar nominations; March Madness is here! (3/15)
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Head to CBSSports.com/NPDSBrackets and join the NPDS group! I can't say anymore... but you're going to want to beat Coca. Today’s word of the day is ‘deja vu’ as in already seen as in wait, did this happen before as in talking about Trevor Bauer feels like it happens everyday. What happened now? Yu Darvish got a letter from MLB telling him to stop promoting his own company on his jersey. And who got the angriest about this? Trevor Bauer. He cannot help himself. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a real problem. (11:53) Giants and Cleveland agreed to play the bottom of the 9th in a spring training game. That is the story. The story is the umpires walked off the field… what!? (18:00) Is the NFL salary cap real? New Orleans Saints gifted Taysom Hill a new 4-year, $140M deal. He will not see any of that. Okay. (28:16) Review: 2021 Oscar Nominations. (36:10) NPPOD. (40:25) The worst statement of all time was released. A high school announcer named Matt Rowan blamed his diabetes for a racist outburst during an Oklahoma high school girl’s basketball tournament. Just an awful situation, made worse by what he said after the game. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Final discussion on Meyers Leonard; Latest on Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson (3/12)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘50K’ as in $50,000 as in the fine for Meyers Leonard that the NBA handed down. Why was this the punishment? Adam Silver could only do this because of the CBA between the NBA and the NBPA. $50,000 was the maximum. Where do we go next?? (10:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how you prepare for a season when you don’t know whether your star will show up. This is referring to Houston Texans new head coach David Culley saying he has no ‘contingency plan’ if Deshaun Watson doesn’t show. (18:40) SOCCER TALK! FUTBOL TALK! Frank McCourt was the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now he owns Marseille FC in Marseille, France. How big of a disaster is this? Oh, it is one of the biggest. (28:23) - Review: Dog Day Afternoon. (33:06) Patrick Ewing was back at MSG to coach the Georgetown Hoyas in the Big East tournament. He was not happy postgame saying that the Madison Square Garden security stopped him multiple times. (40:15) NPPOD. (42:30) Russell Wilson was not in a letter mentioned by the Seahawks to season ticket holders. Was this done purposefully? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
MLB Roundup: Texas 100% capacity, Mets celebrate nothing, Cleveland owner's leaked email (3/11)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘525,600’ as in the amount of minutes in a year as in March 11, 2020 is when the world stopped. That was the day the NBA shut down and the sports were done for. The beginning of the covid crisis. Where are we now? The Texas Rangers are going 100% capacity at games this year. Texas is open for business. (10:34) Did the New York Mets really practice celebrating the World Series? Did this happen? Are we imaging things? (16:50) Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan addressed the Mickey Callaway situation in an internal email that was given to the media. Let’s discuss. (27:45) Review: United State vs Billie Holliday (32:26) Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott held a presser yesterday. Jerry Jones is the best quote in sports. Thank you, Jerry Jones. (38:10) NPPOD. (40:47) Julian Edelman writes an open letter to Meyers Leonard. Udonis Haslem responds to Meyers Leonard. Still waiting for Mickey Arison to say something… when will that be? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Meyers Leonard and the all too common excuse for racial slurs (3/10)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘slur’ as in racial slur as in anti-semitic slur as in Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard was caught on a livestream saying an anti-semitic slur. Let’s talk about this situation, what followed, his response, the league’s response, and the Miami Heat’s response. (21:22) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I would have told my players and execs to stop live interviews given what is happening right now. (33:03) Review: Murder Among the Mormons. (36:00) NPPOD. (38:09) Did MLB change the baseballs again? Let me let you in on the not so little secret. But don’t tell Blake Snell.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Jerry Jones gifts Dak Prescott a monster deal; Will Steve Cohen break the bank for Lindor? (3/9)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘je le ferai’ as in I will do it as in Jerry Jones came to save the day. The Dallas Cowboys announced they have signed Dak Prescott to a long-term deal… thanks to Jerry Jones. And it’s a monster deal. He’ll get up to $164M over four years with $75 MILLION due in the first year! (13:10) When will Francisco Lindor get his long term deal? The New York Mets have begun talks with him, but still need to sign Michael Conforto. How will this work? (21:16) A report came out on revenue sharing in MLB yesterday. Let’s discuss what this report said and why it matters. (33:56) Review: I Care A Lot. (38:28) Kansas announced that head coach Les Miles has been fired. We told you that would happen on Friday. (43:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why Greg McDermott was only suspended one game and not fired. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
Is Dan Snyder using a bot farm? Social media is getting too dangerous (3/8)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘bots’ as in robots as in bot farms as in fake social media accounts that have taken over the internet. Why are you talking about bots? Well, WFT owner Daniel Snyder has been accused of using bots to spread stories online about the GOOD that the Washington Football Team is doing. Snyder has denied this. (9:22) What other online drama is happening? How about the Pittsburgh Penguins photoshopping masks on fans? Woof. (18:00) Trevor Bauer pitched over the weekend, that isn’t the important part… the important part is that after the game he said he pitched with one eye closed! Said he wanted to challenge himself. (26:49) Review: Coming 2 America. (30:33) NPPOD - let’s talk about the NBA All Star Game. It had everything you would want and not want. (39:25) Wait to see update: Blake Griffin has signed with the Brooklyn Nets. (42:13) Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah and went off on the royal family.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Big Ben pay cut and responsibility in the workplace (3/5)
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 Today’s word of the day is ‘paycut’ as in taking less money as in ‘helping’ the team as in Ben Roethlisberger is taking a $5M paycut so that the Pittsburgh Steelers can get some cap relief. What is going on in the Steel City? Did the Steelers want Big Ben to retire? (9:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if front office people should be held responsible for their hiring process. This stems from the allegations against Mickey Callaway and the Cleveland Indians. (25:27) Review: The Mauritanian (33:16) NPPOD (35:15) Les Miles is going to get fired. He needs to. The allegations uncovered about his tenure at LSU is horrifying. (40:42) Creighton head coach Greg McDermott has been suspended by the school after making a ridiculous comment to his team. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
What happened to the universal DH? How old is Albert Pujols? (3/4)
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 Today’s word of the day is ‘universal’ as in something grand as in the universe as in there is likely to be no universal DH this season in MLB. Why? What’s keeping the league and MLBPA from allowing this to happen? Do people still want pitchers to bat? (8:33) Jackie Bradley Jr is signing a deal with Milwaukee Brewers and he’s getting a raise! He’ll get a 2-year, $24M deal. (14:32) Trevor Bauer and his agent Rachel Luba cannot help themselves. The stories they come up with are ridiculous. (23:00) Review: Lifeline - Clyfford Still. (28:05) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about how old Albert Pujols is. Here we go. (36:27) NPPOD. (40:00) The New York Jets will now be taking calls about Sam Darnold. His future in New York is in doubt…. Or is it? #waittosee  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
MLB needs to take a stand against unsafe workplace environments (3/3)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘that’s just the way it is’ as in Bruce Hornsby as in Mickey Callaway is back in the news again because of his time with the Cleveland Indians. More women have come forward about the harassment by Callaway, and now we need to know how much the Indians front office knew. This is a mess and MLB needs to clean it up. (12:45) The AAA season is going to be delayed by at least a month. What does this mean for the teams? What about the cities where those teams are? (19:18) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me a question about the NBA, the NBA Store, rent due, and the pandemic. Might seem like a random foursome, but it matters. (28:52) Review: Kodachrome. (34:30) NPPOD. (37:00) Texas has a problem on its hands. The ‘Eyes of Texas’ is the school song, it has become controversial to some, but not to others. Boosters in Austin are mad about the pushback, students are mad about the song. Who will win? (44:00) The Miami Dolphins released Kyle Van Noy after just one year after the signing of his four-year, $51M deal. Should he be mad? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Spring training mercy rule, spending Steve Cohen's money, and more! (3/2)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘mercy’ as in mercy me as in the Mercy Rule! New rule in baseball alert! We have a spring training Mercy Rule and we saw it in action in the Boston Red Sox game. Garrett Richards was pitching, got in a 1st inning jam, loaded the bases, walked in a run, and stopped the inning after 23 pitches. (11:26) Sandy Alderson speaks about the New York Mets offseason. Why didn’t the Mets land Bauer or Springer? When will Lindor or Conforto get an extension? (20:10) Atlanta Hawks fired Lloyd Pierce and the Hawks communication to the team was poor, to say the least. Nate McMillan was on the bench as an assistant coach and is now the interim coach. Let’s break down this situation. (31:00) NPPOD. (35:04) Review: Minari. (40:55) JJ Watt is headed to the Arizona Cardinals. Is he worth the $23M that Arizona gave him? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
What happens in Spring Training, stays in Spring Training... except injuries (3/1)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘James Taylor’ as in you got a friend as in winter SPRING summer fall as in Spring Training has started so that means baseball is back. I was wrong about that, but it’s here. Let’s take a look at what’s happening inside the front office. What do team’s want to see in game 1? (19:39) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what happened this morning with Ex-Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. He has been arrested in what’s being called Barcagate after a police investigation into Barcelona and a company used social media to bash Barcelona athletes including Messi and Pique. (32:15) Review: Golden Globes recap. (37:50) NPPOD. (38:02) Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks continue to have a sour relationship. What went so wrong? (45:47) BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO END THE SHOW! #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
CBS Sports Presents - The 'Fantasy Baseball Today in 5' Podcast
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'Fantasy Baseball Today in 5,' a new daily podcast from CBS Sports is available now. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get episodes as soon as they are released. Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Baseball Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win your league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Join host Frank Stampfl and company as they help guide you to a Fantasy championship. The FBT crew will filter through the news cycle and deliver what matters most from a Fantasy perspective so you can make your add, drop, start & sit moves all before breakfast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
📫February 2021 Mailbag!
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Mailbag! It’s a mailbag! February 2021 edition of the mailbag is here! Let’s get it started! First up, someone wanted to know how a player feels getting traded from a successful big market team to a small market team? (6:45) Someone asked how players to be named later were determined. How do teams choose these players in trades? (9:10) Let’s make a deal! Were there any teams you targeted in trades or that targeted you in trades? (13:26) Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts and new teammate Michael Pittman said he’s not giving up number 11 — Shane asked me if I have any crazy jersey stories…. Well I do! (19:31) Someone asked me about the breaking point that would come for MLB to force an owner to sell. (26:53) Someone asked me how I avoided stressing out people who worked for me on our pursuit of success. (31:30) The financial ramifications for Miami and Dade County when it came to selling the Miami Marlins. (39:00) What are the top 5 most overrated sports movies of all time? (43:00) What happens to the money when a stock drops? (47:50) My favorite phone apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2021
NFL collusion! Watson still wants out of Houston; Wilson won't demand a Seattle trade, but wouldn't be opposed! (2/26)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘collusion!’ as in paying a collusion settlement for owners colluding together to not pay baseball players as in NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith has told player agents to collude! He wants to make sure that free agents don’t get screwed by teams because of the pandemic caps. (12:51) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Deshaun Watson still wants out of Houston even after meeting with his new coach David Culley. (22:02) Russell Wilson reportedly told the Seahawks he wants to play in Seattle, BUT he would also be okay with being traded to four teams; Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans. (29:27) Review: Golden Globe Predictions (34:48) NPPOD. (37:43) The Utah Jazz have responded to accusation made by a former player from 2015 season. The accusations are against the teams EVP for making a bigoted statement. What will happen here? (44:08) Malik Beasley was suspended for 12 games after pleading guilty to a felony count of threats of violence. What is going on in Minnesota? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
What is service time manipulation? (2/25)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘manipulation’ as in service time manipulation as in more drama in Seattle as Jarred Kelenic has spoken out against the Mariners because he believes his contract is being messed with and that former team president Kevin Mather admitted such. (17:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Shane Bieber and a potential long term deal between he and the Cleveland Indians. (30:17) Review: The China Hustle. (36:51) Nothing Personal Pick of the Day (38:25) The Minnesota Timberwolves are in some trouble after firing their head coach and hiring a new coach in the same night. How did this happen? Will the NBA lay down the law? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Tiger Woods and our obsession with being first (2/24)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Tiger’ as in Tiger Woods as in yesterday was a scary day for Tiger Woods and his family. He was in a horrific single-car accident in California. Reports and reports flooded out what happened to Tiger Woods and wha this condition was. Let’s talk about the media coverage of the accident and what we’ve become as a society. (16:25) Michael Conforto is doing Scott Boras’ bidding for him. MLB labor issues are coming. (31:40) Review - Music. (35:51) A correction about Mike Trout from yesterday’s show. (37:00) Kevin Mather: Day 3 Update. Everyone had to meet the media to explain this situation; players and managers. Other teams were asked about it. Everyone has to answer for Mather. (45:10) Pick of the day! Will we stay on fire? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
New York Rangers dealing with Russian politics; More on the Seattle Mariners shakeup (2/23)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘spotics’ as in the intersection of sports and politics as in Muhammad Ali was big in the world of spotics as in what’s happening right now with a New York Rangers star is so crazy it needs to be talked about. Rangers player Artemi Panarin has taken a leave of absence after he was accused of abusing a woman years ago by his old hockey coach in Latvia. This comes after Panarin has been very vocal about his dislike for Russian president Vladimir Putin. (12:38) It didn’t take long for Mariners president Kevin Mather to resign. WE told you this was going to happen. Seattle owner John Stanton spoke to the media about the situation, MLBPA released a statement on the situation, what does this all mean? (27:25) Mike Trout speaks to the media. He’s the best player in baseball and he hasn’t won a single postseason game. Woof. (34:57) Review: News of the World. (38:10) NPPOD. (39:34) SYWTTS: Someone asked me what I thought about Jeff Bezos trying to own an NFL team. Will one of the richest men in the world get into the NFL? #waittosee  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Everything wrong with what Seattle Mariners president Kevin Mather said (2/22)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘rotary’ as in a Rotary Club as in the President of the Seattle Mariners Kevin Mather has found himself in some bit of trouble. Mather was giving a speech to a rotary club and had some horrible things to say about foreign players on his own team. He spoke about their need for interpreters and how he didn’t want to pay the interpreters. There has been a big push by the fans and media for Mather to get fired… will it happen? (24:30) Trevor Bauer cannot help himself. This weekend he got into a Twitter battle with Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman. Why? (33:47) Review: Nomadland. (37:27) NPPOD. (38:45) Welcome to Clubhouse. (41:20) The Minnesota Timberwolves fired Ryan Saunders and immediately had the replacement ready to be announced. How was this able to be done? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Carson Wentz, Domingo German, and losing the locker room (2/19)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Wentz Art Thou’ as in Carson Wentz as in where is he now? Indianapolis. Philly, no more. What happened to the relationship between Wentz and the Eagles for it to end so poorly? The team will take on a record dead cap and Wentz is reunited with his old friend Frank Reich, head coach of the Colts. (8:32) SYWTTS: Someone asked me about Yankees pitcher Domingo German returning to the Yankees after being suspended for domestic violence. How do you handle a player like this returning to the clubhouse? (18:46) J.T. Realmuto fractured his thumb on day one (!!) of Spring Training for the Philadelphia Phillies. After signing a huge deal this offseason, how important is a healthy return? (26:30) Review: Echo In The Canyon. (31:15) Adam Silver addressed some All Star Game controversy - here’s what Silver said and what he meant. (38:20) NPPOD. (39:50) Mets sign Taijuan Walker. (44:00) Fernando Tatis Jr. made a big mistake and now he’ll have to pay for it… literally. It appears that Tatis Jr. owes a GIANT chunk of change to an early player investment firm. What does that mean? Let me explain. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Will Padres $340M gamble on Tatis Jr. pay off? (2/18)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘ holy father’ as in Holy Padre! as in I still cannot believe the San Diego Padres signed Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year, $340M deal. It’s just so unbelievable that even after a night of no sleep, I still cannot understand why AJ Preller and the Padres decided to do this. (18:13) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I thought about Tim Tebow’s career with the New York Mets. (25:40) Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams to advance to the Australian Open final. Father Time is still undefeated. Serena is the GOAT, but Osaka has her number in Majors. (35:00) Review: Malcolm & Marie. (39:37) NPPOD. (41:35) The Toronto Blue Jays will play their first two home series in Dunedin, Floria… not Canada. How long will this happen for? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
🔴 BREAKING NEWS: Padres sign Tatis Jr. to 14-year, $340M MEGA deal (2/17)
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We break down the latest breaking news on the monster deal between the San Diego Padres and Fernando Tatis Jr. It’s a 14-year, $340M deal. An unprecedented move by AJ Preller and the Padres. The 22-year old shortstop has finished 3rd for Rookie of the Year in 2019 and finished 4th for MVP in 2020. THE WHOLE CONTRACT IS GUARANTEED!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Arizona Coyotes: The disaster in the desert (2/17)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Wily’ as Wily coyote as in the cartoon as in the Arizona Coyotes are being run like a cartoon. What are we talking about? Well The Athletic released a pretty damning report about the Coyotes and how the NHL is run by Alex Meruelo. Simply put… it’s been a disaster. Let’s break down this situation in parts: the allegations, how to run an organization, how the organization responds. (18:38) Steve Cohen has more drama going on with the New York Mets. After firing new GM Jared Porter for sexual harassment against a journalist, but what the team did in the dark was just as bad. The team fired hitting performance coach Ryan Ellis after three women accused him of sexual harassment… but the team did this one quietly. (26:43) White Sox spring training has started. The team has high hopes and GM Rick Hahn is now on record saying championship or bust. Woof. And new manager Tony La Russa says he regrets his DUI… sounds similar to that time in Jupiter in 2007. (34:19) Review: The Map of Tiny Perfect Things. (36:18) NPPOD (37:33) SYWTTS - Someone asked me what I thought about Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms publicly begging fans to NOT come to the city for NBA All Star weekend. (42:25) Minor league realignment and what it means for top prospects. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Draymond Green sounds off on NBA trade culture amid Drummond/Griffin news (2/16)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘misguided’ as in where is this directed at as in Draymond Green “went off” about the treatment of players. He talked about players being traded and the organizations and mental health, but he never mentioned who he was talking about. Be direct. If it’s the NBA, say it. If it’s the media, say it. If it’s the fans, say it. Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond are both on the trade block and Green was not happy about the conversations around them. (21:20) Review: Dear Zachary. (30:21) Judas and the Black Messiah update (35:40) NPPOD. (39:55) Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman met the media to discuss the Miami Marlins. Of course we have a reaction to that. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Would a salary floor stop MLB teams from tanking? (2/15)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘floor’ as in the floor as in the bottom as in a salary floor! Everyone wants a salary floor in baseball. Fans are screaming for it. The Los Angeles Dodgers this year will spend more money than the Orioles, Indians, Marlins, Rays, and Pirates COMBINED! (17:10) The Dodgers are signing Justin Turner to an extension. Why are they paying the premium for a 36-year old? (28:25) Review: Judas and the Black Messiah. (34:08) NPPOD. (36:12) Wait to see tracker update. (42:45) Urban Meyer came under fire for hiring disgraced strength coach Chris Doyle. So what happened when the public went after the Jaguars? A resignation… No need to #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
NFL has to release the Mathieu-Brady audio! (2/12)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘NFL films’ as in Ed and Steve Sabol as in NFL Mic’d Up as in the NFL has the audio and footage of the incident between Tyrann Mathieu and Tom Brady, but isn’t releasing it. Why not? If Mathieu was angry enough to tweet and Brady was sorry enough to text Mathieu… we need to hear it. Why is the league protecting Tom Brady this much? (18:00) SYWTTS - Someone asked me about the Toronto Blue Jays this season… will they play in Buffalo again this season? (27:00) Review: Lupin. (30:00) NPPOD. (32:30) Walker Buehler signed a new two-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers in an arbitration settlement. Let me explain exactly what this means, what arbitration is, what a Super 2 is, and why Buehler signed. (42:50) Trevor Bauer had his Dodgers presser and it was a classic. Will Bauer outperform Buehler in Year One? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Why the NBA told Mark Cuban to play the National Anthem (2/11)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘anthem’ as in the National Anthem as in we’ve talked about this so many times it’s almost our anthem. Well it’s back again in the news because Mark Cuban secretly told the Mavs not to play it this season. The team made it 13 games before anyone noticed. The NBA came out and said everyone needs to play the Anthem. Why? (23:10) A member of the Miami Marlins started a GoFundMe and it was quickly shut down. The hopes was that it would help pay for some of the furloughed employees in the Marlins organization. How did this happen? (31:30) Review: Bliss. (36:40) The Houston Texans lose another person of leadership. The Texans president Jamey Rootes announced his resignation from the team. More of a disaster in Houston as Deshaun Watson, JJ Watt, and ownership battle. Who will win in the end? (42:40) New York wants to allow 10 percent capacity in stadiums. Is it worth it? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Useless MLB projections and the QB trade market boom (2/10)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘projections’ as if projecting your feelings onto someone or as in a projector as in projecting what will happen this MLB season. How do we know the Dodgers, Yankees, and Mets are the favorites? Where are these numbers coming from? Are teams using noticing these numbers or running their own simulations? (13:25) Marty Schottenheimer and Pedro Gomez both died these past two days. Let’s take a minute to honor them, unlike what WaPo did for Schottenheimer. (23:00) Review: The Dig. (28:00) NFL quarterbacks are being traded like snacks at a middle school lunch room! Stafford traded for Goff! Watson wants out! Wentz wants out! Russell Wilson wants more power! What is happening in the NFL? (36:00) NPPOD (41:00) SYWTTS: Someone asked me what we did with all the giveaway items for players who had been traded or cut. Where do these items go? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
MLB cannot stop playing with their balls... again (2/9)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘deaden’ as in MLB is deadening the baseball as in here we go again with an MLB committee making another decision that seems so unnecessary, but MLB loves making changes. Why are they making these changes and what will the impact be? (14:20) MLB and MLBPA have agreed on the health and safety protocols for 2021 and agreed for some rules for 2022 season. What’s new in these protocols? SENSORS! (23:10) Shohei Ohtani has signed a new deal with the Los Angeles Angels. It’s a small two-year deal, but that’s not the interesting part. Let me tell you what it. (33:40) Review: Fundamentals of Caring. (38:00) NPPOD (40:45) SYWTTS: Someone asked me about Trevor Bauer apologizing to Mets fan. Seriously? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Never bet against Tom Brady (2/8)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Super Bowl’ as in the football season is over as in Super Bowl Sunday came and went as in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, behind the arm of Tom Brady, are your Super Bowl Champions. What happened in this game? How did the team of misfit toys beat the new Chosen One? (12:15) How did the pregame look? In times of COVID the stadium wasn’t packed to capacity, but we were glad there was crowd noise. What about the performances by H.E.R., Eric Church, Jazmine Sullivan, and The Weeknd? (16:15) Were you a fan of the commercials? (22:45) How did my picks go? Props stunk. (27:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Britt Reid situation. He’s been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol in a car accident that has put a 5-year old girl in critical condition. How should this situation be handled? (37:40) Review: Palmer (41:40) Trevor Bauer shuns the New York Mets for the Los Angeles Dodgers. What a troll move by Bauer that anyone with eyes saw coming. Will the Dodgers, as favorites, win the 2021 World Series? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
LeBron not happy with All Star Sham; Mets and Dodgers don't need Trevor Bauer (2/5)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘sham’ as in fraud as in the All Star Game as in the All Star Sham as in the NBA announced the All Star Game will be played in Atlanta this year. Why is this a sham? Because the league will do anything for money, but the players are PISSED! LeBron James is furious over this game having to be played. When your biggest superstar has a problem, you done messed up. (10:25) NPPOD - we’re picking the Super Bowl. Get ready to win. (14:30) Roger Goodell not happy with NFL coaching hires. The lack of diversity is something the NFL has been grilled over, but nothing changed this cycle. (26:30) Review: Our Friend. (30:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Trevor Bauer and the race to sign him. (42:37) Chris Antonetti of the Cleveland Indians came out yesterday against Mickey Callaway and vowed to make changes. Why now? Why weren’t these changes already in place? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
Being honest about your mental health (2/4)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘alive’ as in the story of Drew Robinson as in mental health awareness as in suicide prevention. IF you’re not familiar with the Drew Robinson story, go watch the ESPN documentary on him. The professional sports business is the business of crushing dreams as much as it is making them come true. (17:30) The Super Bowl could easily have been completely ruined because of a barber! The Kansas City Chiefs team barber tested positive for COVID while giving a player a hair cut! (26:33) Review - Golden Globe Nominations (33:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Toronto Blue Jays and team building around George Springer. (40:20) NPPOD (43:35) How to replace a Hall of Fame… Sean Payton will now have to find a way; will it be Jameis Winston? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Super Bowl PSA: Do NOT fire the cannons! (2/3)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘cannons’ as in fire the cannons! as in the circus as in the NFL has informed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that they are not allowed to fire the cannons at Raymond James Stadium during the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers are playing a home game, but the NFL doesn’t want this to be a home game. (13:30) We’ve got an update on the Mickey Callaway situation. The Angels have suspended Callaway, but not fire him! Pending the completion of another investigation into the investigation! (24:15) SYWTTS - Someone asked me about the Atlanta Hawks fan and LeBron James. They wanted to know if I ever ejected a fan for heckling before. (37:20) Review: The Little Things. (40:30) NPPOD. (43:00) Deshaun Watson drama is not close to ending. What are the Texans going to do? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Mickey Callaway, Jared Porter, and MLB's front office culture problem (2/2)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘appalled’ as in we are so appalled by these actions as in Mickey Callaway, pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels, has been accused of some awful things by multiple women. This is the 2nd high profile male in MLB to be accused of this in the past few weeks. What do Callaway and Jared Porter have in common? Both had been hired by Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets. (18:10) MLB and MLBPA are fighting and fighting and fighting. When will it stop? There will be baseball this year, but will there be a delayed start? (32:55) Review - First Cow. (36:20) NPPOD - the pick of the day is hot! (40:10) Dustin Pedroia has announced his retirement from MLB. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
A tribute to my father... Explaining the new MLB proposal (2/1)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘dad’ as in my dad as in my dad died this morning and I just want to talk about him for a moment. (13:20) MLB and MLBPA won’t stop fighting. What is going on? Why can they never agree on anything? (23:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what the Colorado Rockies are doing. They were APPALLED by the Rockies trading Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals. (35:30) Mets owner Steve Cohen deletes his Twitter and then released a statement on it. (42:30) Review - Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
📫January 2021 Mailbag! (1/31)
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It’s the first mailbag of 2021! The January mailbag is here and we’re answering YOUR questions. What questions are you asking during an interview for a head coach or general manager? Will MLB try an NFL style Nickelodeon broadcast to target younger fans? Has there ever been talk about starting youth academies in MLB like there are in soccer? These are just some of the questions we answer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2021
Wall Street, Robin Hood, and Steve Cohen walk into a GameStop (1/29)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Game Over’ as in GameStop as in what the hell is going on on Wall Street?! Let me explain every layer of what happened over the course of the past week — from Wall Street to retail investors to Steve Cohen to Congress — an everything in between. (33:10) Review - The White Tiger (37:50) NPPOD (40:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I would do with Deshaun Watson if I were president of the Houston Texans. Will Houston keep or trade him? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Does the Baseball Hall of Fame voting need to change? (1/28)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Cooperstown’ as in 2021 Hall of Fame voting as in nobody was voted into this year’s class. Let’s talk about this and what happened. Is Major League Baseball happy about this happening? No Barry Bonds, no Roger Clemens, no Curt Schilling. (11:13) Where do I stand on Curt Schilling? Will he ever get voted in now that he has feuded with the baseball writers? (21:25) J.T. Realmuto becomes the highest paid catcher of all time. Why did the Phillies pay a premium and was it worth it? (27:43) NPPOD. (31:15) Review - Pieces of a Woman. (36:30) Seahawks player Chad Wheeler has been charged with first degree domestic violence after almost beating his girlfriend to death. He was off his bipolar medication. It is a sickening story. One that needs to be talked about. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
MLB and MLBPA are fighting again! (1/26)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Eurythmics’ as in Here Comes The Rain Again as in MLB and the Players’ Union is at it again. Fighting has already started. It was always going to happen, but we thought everyone involved would be better… they weren’t. (10:22) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the current fight between the Washington Nationals and MASN (the regional sports network). (22:50) Woody Johnson has returned to New York after spending time overseas. He has returned to take the keys to the kingdom back from his brother, Chris, who was leading the New York Jets when he was gone. (27:03) Review - Promising Young Woman. (31:03) Budweiser is not doing a Super Bowl ad. They announced it. Who cares! (33:20) NPPOD. (36:21) It’s been one year since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and seven other people died in a horrific helicopter crash. What a weird and sad year it has been since that day. (39:30) Remembering the life of Hank Aaron. (41:25) Who will make the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame Class? Will Bonds, Clemens, and Schilling make it? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
What it's like having COVID (1/25)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘gratitude’ as in the amount I feel as in being thankful as in thank you all for the kind words you have all shared with me. Last Wednesday I had tested positive for COVID and things have been a struggle. What does this feel like? Awful. Now that I’ve been dealing with this I can see how difficult it is for athletes.(17:04) The Super Bowl is set now. The Kansas City Chiefs look to repeat as champions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, against all odds, have made the Super Bowl behind the arm of none other than Tom Brady. So we get Patrick Mahomes vs Tom Brady. (31:00) Review - Tiger Woods Documentary (37:30) The New York Yankees are not making moves like they once were. The latest signings of Jameson Taillon and Corey Kluber are the Hail Mary’s of signings. (40:45) What happened with Michael Brantley and his reported signing to the Blue Jays? How did the Astros win him back? (43:00) NPPOD - The Brooklyn Big 3 play the Miami Heat. (43:50) Will the Toronto Blue Jays sign or trade for more help? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Inauguration Day 2021; Mets issues; Springer to the Blue Jays (1/20)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Inauguration’ as in day one of the 46th President’s term as in the end of the Trump Era and the beginning of the Biden Era. Let’s discuss what today is and what happens next. (14:55) The New York Mets are back to being a mess. Sandy Alderson met with the media and made so many mistakes when discussing the firing of his new GM Jared Porter. Be better. (23:50) So did the Mets land the big fish? Did they get George Springer? Nope. Springer is expected to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays for 6 years, $150M. A huge deal that apparently the Mets were not willing to go there. (31:27) Review - Locked Down. (36:45) NPPOD - we head to the NBA. (38:20) Let’s talk about Patrick Mahomes and the AFC Championship. Is Mahomes going to be cleared? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Mets had NO CHOICE but to FIRE GM Jared Porter (1/19)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘You’re fired’ as in see ya as in you’re terminated as in you can’t work here as in Jared Porter has been fired as the New York Mets General Manager for sending an unsolicited penis photo to a female reporter back in 2016. That wasn’t all he did. He also sent here 62 unanswered text messages over the course of a few months. ESPN ran a story, the Mets released a statement and the next morning owner Steve Cohen announces the firing. Porter was hired as the new GM on December 13, 2020. (21:15)Tennessee fires Jeremy Pruitt. What does it mean to be fired by cause? The school also fired 10 other people in the football program. The Athletic Director resigned, but the school said it had nothing to do with the Pruitt scandal! (37:36) Review - One Night in Miami. (41:00) Inauguration Day is tomorrow. Will a change happen? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
NFL NEEDS a healthy Patrick Mahomes (1/18)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘mayday’ as in emergency as she’s going down as in be prepared for a crash landing as in what the NFL/CBS/Kansas City front offices were screaming after Patrick Mahomes left the game with a head injury. He was ruled out with a possible concussion. Oh, no! What happens now? With a chance for the Chiefs to make it to their 2nd straight Super Bowl will the Patrick Mahomes play against the Buffalo Bills? This is the ultimate waittosee. (13:40) NPPOD - let’s recap our weekend NFL picks and talk about the Saints and Bucs, Brees vs Brady. (16:33) Today is Martin Luther King Day. I have to share this story from 31 years ago. My sister and I went to Knicks vs Bulls at MSG, the night the Trent Tucker Rule was born. (23:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the major NBA trade where the Nets sent Caris Levert to the Pacers and it was revealed in his physical that there was a mass on his kidney. Whoa. So someone wanted to know how this trade was still able to go through. (32:45) Review - Sylvie’s Love. (37:38) The New York Yankees have got their ace! Or do they? Signing two-time Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber to a one-year, $11M deal was the move. Signing DJ LaMahieu to a 6-year, $90M deal was the bigger move. Does this do anything for the Yankees World Series chances?#waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Theo Epstein making a move for MLB commissioner? (1/15)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘fox’ as in sly as a fox as in someone who is exceptionally clever or cunning or our pal Theo Epstein. Why was he in the news? He’s joining MLB’s Commissioner’s Office with a new job. Does this mean Theo is in line to be the new commissioner of baseball? Maybe, but let’s explain what this new role will actually be. (11:50) Urban Meyer is the new head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yay! Tank for Trevor and Urban was a success! Owner Shad Khan had hilarious things to say about his own hiring. (24:45) Review - The LadyKillers. (26:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Tillman Fertitta and his reported refusal to trade James Harden to Philly because of Daryl Morey. Whoa. (36:20) NPPOD. - Some more football picks to wet your beaks. (40:00) When will MLB free agency start to open up? Are the Yankees close with DJ? Mets making moves for Brad Hand? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
Samson Sit-Down: Pablo Torre
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On today's Samson Sit-Down, ESPN host Pablo Torre joins the show. Torre and David talk all things digital, how they met, Dan LeBatard's ESPN exit, and just chop it up on the latest happenings in their lives. You can follow Pablo Torre on Twitter @PabloTorre and be sure to check out his podcast ESPN Daily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
James Harden forces trade to Brooklyn Nets (1/14)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘checkmate’ as in the Queen’s Gambit as in playing chess as in James Harden got exactly what he wanted. The Houston Rockets traded Harden to the Brooklyn Nets for what seems like one million first round picks. What’s going to happen with Kyrie Irving now? Is he going to come back? (10:00) What about the 76ers failing to make a trade for James Harden? Their superstar Ben Simmons was dangled out in the trade world and now there is no trade. How do you talk to that player? (19:55) Review - Mank. (25:01) MLB is suspending all political contributions in the wake of the invasion of the US Capitol last week. What exactly happened here and what was MLB contributing prior to this? (34:15) It time for some NPPOD - we look ahead to the NFL playoffs this weekend. (40:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I was running the Dolphins how would I deal with some of my players thinking Tua isn’t good enough to lead the team. Is he? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
What should the Nets do with Kyrie Irving? James Harden is a problem (1/13)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘fork’ as in a fork in the road as in Kyrie Irving is at a point in his career he needs to make a decision. Should he go left and continue his NBA career or should he go right and focus on his life outside of the game? Kyrie Irving has missed the past five games with ‘personal reasons’ and that’s it. Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks released a statement and it just wasn’t a strong enough response to Kyrie’s whereabouts. (10:40) What in the world is going on with the Houston Rockets? James Harden is completely fed up with his life in Houston. The Rockets have the 2nd worst record in the Western Conference. Harden is making life miserable so what should the team do? (20:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the new NBA covid protocols. (29:20) Review - Pearl Harbor (32:52) Klete Keller is a US Olympian. He is a gold medalist in swimming. He was among those that broke into the US Capitol. Woof. (41:10) Donald Trump trying to profit off the presidency for the future and it’s been abysmal. What happened now? The PGA says it will no longer allow events to be held at Trump’s golf courses. Will they ever go back? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Belichick turns down Presidential Medal of Freedom (1/12)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘crossed’ as in when you cross your fingers and toes when you say something as in not telling the truth as in Patriots head coach Bill Belichick turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump. This has become major news, but the biggest part of this story was seeing the statement that Bill Belichick put out. (16:02) Doug Pederson has been fired by the Philadelphia Eagles about 10 minutes after we released Monday’s show. On that show we talked about how owner Jeff Lurie didn’t share the vision Pederson had for him. Lurie’s comments were ridiculous. (23:20) Review - Boogie Nights (28:43) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me for my thoughts on what commissioner Gary Bettman had to say about revenue loss, expansion, and NHL TV deals. I was also asked about what MLB commissioner Rob Manfred had to say about the upcoming season. (38:08) NPPOD - We head to the NBA for Warriors-Pacers. (40:09) The Chicago White Sox signed Liam Hendricks to a monster deal. Let’s explain this deal. Will the White Sox regret this deal in the end? #waittosee  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
NFL on Nickelodeon; Lindor presser for the Mets; Houston Texans problems on problems
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Today’s word of the day is ‘slime’ as in Nickelodeon as in the NFL and ViacomCBS partnered to broadcast an alternate viewing experience for kids to watch the Chicago Bears vs the New Orleans Saints game. It was filled with slime and SpongeBob and animations and fun. It was a new and innovative way to show a game and capture a young audience. Will other leagues and networks try and capitalize on this new way? (8:15) Francisco Lindor was introduced by the New York Mets today. It was a Zoom! What a world. He was asked about long-term deal and although he didn’t say it… we all know he wants it done fast. (15:15) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Washington Nationals signing Kyle Schwarber had anything to do with the universal DH. (22:02) Review - The Infinite Race. (25:30) The Houston Texans hired the Korn Ferry search firm to find its next GM. Cal McNair paid Korn Ferry $600K and ignored them. So what happened? DeShaun Watson got very mad about not having any say in the GM search or the head coaching search. It is a danger zone. (32:07) Doug Pederson is set to meet with Eagles owner Jeff Lurie to discuss the future of the organization. Lurie wants to be sure of the vision that Pederson has for the team. What? (35:45) NPPOD - Let’s recap my Super Wild Card Weekend picks and give out tonight’s winner. (41:30) Let’s end the show with some Wait To See’s. How wrong or right have I been? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Mets blockbuster trade for Francisco Lindor; Is Steve Cohen done spending?
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Whitesnake’ as in here I go again on my own as in the classic 1982 jam by Whitesnake as in the New York Mets have finally done it, they have got their guy… Francisco Lindor. How did this deal come about? Why would the Cleveland Indians trade the best shortstop in the game for prospects? Are the New York Mets the real deal now or is new owner Steve Cohen not done making moves? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I can foresee a franchise in Vancouver being successful in MLB. Don’t let MLB ownership deceive you with the news of these new TV deals. The money is there and the owners will have it. Review - Freaky. Let’s give out some picks for the Super Wild Card weekend! Let’s end today with DeShaun Watson update. He is mad. Very, very mad. The Houston Texans promised Watson he would be part of the search for the GM and the next head coach. Guess what the Texans didn’t do? Talk to DeShaun Watson! How will this work out? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
A coup attempt at the US Capitol: No, I won’t stick to sports
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There was a coup attempt in Washington D.C. at the Capitol building yesterday. It happened live on television. It happened because of the disgusting and harmful rhetoric our president has used for the past four years. It was not a protest. It was not a rally. It was not a gathering. It was coup attempt by domestic terrorists. It was a sad day for America, and change is needed. This whole episode today will be us trying to process what happened yesterday and what the future looks like if change doesn’t happen. #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
NFL doesn’t care about Browns covid problems; Stop crying over sponsorship deals
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Pierre’ as in there once a boy named Pierre who would always say “I don’t care!” as in the NFL just doesn’t care as in the Cleveland Browns make the playoffs for the first time in almost two decades and now they have to play without their head coach and a starting offensive lineman. Excuse me? How is this possible? Is this fair from the NFL (0:06)? UPDATE: Chan Gailey has resigned as the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins a day after a fake account said he’d been fired. Lovely (9:19)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how do I feel about the NHL selling the naming rights to their four divisions for the 2021 season. Interesting (13:15). Review - Soul (29:15). The Nothing Personal Pick of the Day: we’re 0-2 on the year, but Super Wild Card Weekend is approaching and we have winners (33:05). We need to talk about Russell Wilson again. I’m still not over this (36:00). The NBA wants expansion teams to help make up lost revenue. How much would that cost a person? Oh, just $2.5B per team! Ha! Is anyone going to pay that (42:15)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
What role do star players have in hiring a new coach?
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Today’s word of the day is ‘empowerment’ as in who are we going to empower as in if you empower the wrong person you’re in trouble as in DeShaun Watson has got the power! What do I mean by this? He is the star quarterback of the Houston Texans and he was asked about what the Texans need in a new head coach. Let’s go through the conversation that the front office should be having with DeShaun Watson to make sure that there is no power tripping going on in Houston (0:06). The Jacksonville Jaguars fired Doug Marrone and the team’s owner Shad Khan made a statement that was show worthy. These are the type of statements that just make me laugh. Laugh with me, won’t you (11:35)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about John Elway taking an ‘elevated position’ within the Denver Broncos organization, but still remaining the President of Football Operations. What? How could that be (18:09)? Review - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (28:05). How many times have you got got on social media? When someone tweets something and it’s a bunch of malarkey from either a fake account or someone running a fake story? Has this ever happened to you? It happens to the biggest companies in the world too (31:45). The entirety of the NCAA tournament will be held in Indianapolis. March Madness under one roof! Why do you think this bubble was formed (40:40)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
Doug Pederson should have done better by Eagles; Jets finally fire Adam Gase
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Today’s word of the day is ‘integrity’ as in respect as in competitive integrity as in covid integrity as in what happened last night with the Philadelphia Eagles showed none of it. Eagles coach Doug Pederson pulled his starting QB Jalen Hurts down 3 to the WFT for the back up back up Nate Sudfeld… how did it work out? A disaster. Eagles lose the game, Giants miss the playoffs, WFT make the playoffs. What a day. Doug Pederson’s postgame comments were a joke (0:06). What else happened yesterday? The New York Jets finally fired Adam Gase. It was bound to happen. We all knew it was going to happen. It happened (13:33). What about the Dolphins with Tua? How are there actually people saying it’s time to move on from him? Absolutely not (22:16). So You Wanna Talk Samson!? Someone asked me if front offices try to influence coaches to make decisions when a player has an incentive bonus on the line. Lovely (26:20). Review - Bridgerton (38:00). Let’s end the show with a massive Wait To See update. We have 10 of them. These are things I told you were either going to happen or not happen, and if I was right or wrong, ACCOUNTABILITY (43:00)! #waitttosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
📬Mailbag Bonus Episode: Part Two (12/31)
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David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related. -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
📬Mailbag Bonus Episode: Part One (12/30)
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It’s that time of the month! No, not that one, sickos! It’s time for the December Mailbag. Did I ever think about becoming an agent? How do fans perceive me from my Marlins days? What doe the future of stadiums look like? What does my daily routine look like? 10 predictions for 2021 -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
WFT has seen enough of Dwayne Haskins; San Diego Padres won the offseason and that means…
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Today’s word of the day is ‘released’ as in let go as in here’s the door as in Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team have released QB Dwayne Haskins. Just yesterday Ron Rivera said he wanted to see improvement from Haskins and later that afternoon Haskins was released. Well, what happened here? How did this move so quickly from improvement to release (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the San Diego Padres and the possibility of narrowing the gap between the Los Angeles after acquiring Blake Snell and Yu Darvish. Why did the Chicago Cubs do this? Money (11:30)! Here is some advice for Steve Cohen and the New York Mets. He should listen because there are some mistakes he’s making that he could learn from me (26:40). Review - Death to 2020 and Under The Grapefruit Tree (33:00). Daryl Morey is at it again! He posted something about James Harden on Twitter and was fined $50K for breaking an anti-tampering rule. Will Morey ever learn how to use social media without breaking the rules (45:00)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
NFL QB drama, Tenet review, Blake Snell blockbuster trade
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Today’s word of the day is ‘improvement’ as in to get better as in the word you don’t want to hear when your coach is speaking about you as in what Ron Rivera wanted to see from Dwayne Haskins… but it didn’t happen. Haskins had the chance to play for the NFC East title and he just wasn’t good. He was benched in the second half, rumors swirled after the game that he shunned the media (which wasn’t really the case), but when the media tweets start firing, the truth doesn’t matter anymore (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Ryan Fitzpatrick leading the Dolphins to a win what would I do with Tua (12:00). Review - Tenet (28:30). Blake Snell has been traded by Tampa Bay to San Diego in what some are calling a blockbuster trade! Who won the trade? Should you ever deal with Tampa (33:50)? Let’s end the show with some wait to sees! Where will DJ, Bauer, Springer, and the fun friends end up in 2021 (41:40)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Pick your mess: Washington Football Team or Houston Rockets?
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Today’s word of the day is ‘extortion’ as in the practice in obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats as in what WFT owner Daniel Snyder says is happening to him from HIS OWN LIMITED PARTNER! Excuse me? Snyder alleges that minority owner Dwight Schar is trying to blackmail him and has been leaking sensitive material to the media (0:06)! What else could go wrong with that team? Dwayne Haskins had his Captainship taken away for breaking covid protocol to party with strippers. Nice (17:50)! James Harden was partying, but he says it was NOT with strippers. Bummer (21:36)! What’s happening with Daryl Morey? He’s now in Philadelphia with the Sixers and he had some things to say. Right now 76ers and Rockets games are the only two not being aired in China. I wonder why (26:22)? Review - Top 5 Christmas movies (36:45). #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
Stimulus Checks and Strip Clubs
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Today’s word of the day is ‘relief’ as in the COVID relief bill as in $600 per person as a stimulus check that won’t relieve anyone. Was it enough? Is this going to help anyone? What misinformation is being spread about this new bill? Will Donald Trump veto this bill to get more money into the relief bill (0:06)? Kevin Durant returned to the NBA for the Brooklyn Nets. It was his first game since June 2019 after suffering an achilles injury. The Los Angeles Lakers lost their opening game to the Los Angeles Clippers on Ring Night! The NBA is back (11:08)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Noah Syndergaard and his new one-year deal with the New York Mets. They wanted to know if I would have settled with him if I were the Mets (18:22). Review - The Night Of (28:35). What do Dwayne Haskins and James Harden has in common? They were both spotted out at strip clubs maskless! DISASTER! Will we see selective discipline this time around (40:35)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
NBA Opening Day is already here!?
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Today’s word of the day is ‘already’ as in it’s here again as in there’s no way time moves this fast as in the NBA is back! It feels like just yesterday the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title. How can the NBA already be back? COVID shut down the NBA back in March and that feels like it was 10 years ago. So what is happening this season (0:06)? The Toronto Raptors are now temporarily the Tampa Raptors, which got the commissioner, Adam Silver, answering questions about expansion (5:13). James Harden and Houston Rockets relationship is officially toxic. What a terrible distraction this has become for that team. What can be done? Anything (13:42)? BREAKING NEWS! A report by the Washington Post was just released that says that WFT team owner Daniel Snyder settled a sexual misconduct claim for $1.6M back in 2009. Oh boy! There is a war going on in the board room of this team and dirty secrets are being revealed. Will Snyder be forced to sell now (24:15)? Review - Let Him Go (30:05). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Trevor Bauer. They wanted to know how teams gather information about players who have some ‘issues’. (33:40) My pick of the day is now horrible. I am taking the rest of year off from giving picks. Just cannot do it. Will the picks return in 2021? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Patriots miss playoffs; Jets could miss 1st overall pick - DANGER DANGER DANGER!
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Wagner’ as in Jack Wagner as in All I need is just a little more time as in the New England Patriots have officially been eliminated from the NFL playoff hunt. Woof. Bill Belichick is in his first season without Tom Brady in a very long time. This is the first time since 2008 the Patriots won’t be in the playoffs and what thoughts are going through Bill Belichick’s head? Let’s discuss. BREAKING! David Tepper and the Carolina Panthers have fired their GM Marty Hurney. That’s not the story here; the story is that David Tepper gave one of the most ridiculous quotes EVER about the firing. The New York Jets have won a game! It happened! The fan base is DESPONDENT! The players are celebrating! And now because of this win the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the driver seat for Trevor Lawrence. Oh, no… Review - Alabama Snake. A report came out that Carson Wentz is mad. Very, very mad. The Philadelphia Eagles benched him in place of Jalen Hurts and Hurts had a great game in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Wentz is mad because he is paid like a franchise QB money, has not been playing like a franchise QB, but still wants to start. Did the Eagles handle this correctly? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if Charlie Woods would win the Masters one day. I guess we’ll have to #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Jerry West, Kawhi Leonard, and the $2.5M tampering lawsuit
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Today’s word of the day is ‘smoke’ as in where there’s smoke there’s fire as in NBA saw smoke and found a massive fire. Los Angeles Clippers executive Jerry West is being sued by a man for $2.5M. WHAT!? Johnny Wilkes says that he helped West land Kawhi Leonard and that West promised him big money for landing him. Now the NBA is investigating this situation. What a mess. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why the NFL and CBS would team up to produce a broadcast direct towards kids. Nickelodeon is bringing the slime, the cartoons, the fun! Review - I’m Your Woman. The Houston Rockets are now trying everything to rid themselves of James Harden. Now there are leaks happening with the 76ers and Ben Simmons being available, but Daryl Morey says he’s not available, but James Harden is available, but will he be traded? #waittosee  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
MLB finally rights a wrong; James Harden has too much control
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Today’s word of the day is ‘overdue’ as in finally as in should have happened ages ago as in MLB has elevated the Negro League to major league status. What does this mean and why is it happening now (0:06)? What is the NFL doing right now? Roger Goodell held some more virtual meetings. He said some things. He did some things. How exciting (13:47)!? What is the Hall of Fame for? Word came out that Omar Vizquel has been accused of years of domestic violence. It’s his 4th year of candidacy on the ballot. Should these players be honored by the Hall of Fame (19:37)? James Harden has too much control over the Houston Rockets. The reports that have come out of Houston have all been bad. What can the team do about this (28:38)? Review - The Prom (36:47). #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Scott Boras is back! Just in time for Christmas!
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Today’s word of the day is ‘tis the season’ as in tis the season to be jolly as in tis the season for Christmas as in tis the season for Winter Meetings as in tis the season for Scott Boras to be back! What did he have to say? He talked MLB teams ‘making money’, the universal DH, free agent signings! 90 minutes of content (0:06)! Christmas has come early for Nothing Personal! MLB season may be delayed. Spring Training could be delayed. What are the chances everything is delayed (17:40)? Review - Top 5 Tom Cruise Movies (24:45). We’ve got some corrections and birthdays to talk about. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Giannis Antetokounmpo and his new max extension. They wanted to know if the NBA is pleased that Giannis signed with the Milwaukee Bucks (39:25). Ha! #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Cleveland Indians (for 2021) owner on name change; NFL vaccine update
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Today’s word of the day is ‘enlightened’ as in an epiphany as in ah, that makes sense as in Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan says he felt enlightened after speaking with Native Americans about the name. Now? Now you’re enlightened? Or now you started talking to Native Americans about the offensiveness of the name? Let’s take a look at his statement (0:06). Roger Goodell came out and said the NFL players would not skip the vaccine line. Sorry, NHL and NBA (12:00)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I prefer the electoral college or popular vote voting system (19:03). Review - Virgin River Season 2 (30:10). Sandy Alderson met with the media and he said some things that need to be addressed. I would not be happy if I were a Mets fan (34:35). How bout them Cowboys? Stephen Jone says McCarthy will be back in 2021… will he be (44:30)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
Cleveland Indians will change team name; how does this work?
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Today’s word of the day is ‘CBT’ no, not CBD oil, but CBT! As in Cleveland Baseball Team. The Cleveland Indians will finally change its name. After years and years and years of protests by Native Americans, the team has decided it was time. Why now? Why this year? Because it was time. So what happens next? Just like the Washington Football Team - Cleveland will have some work to do (0:06). Alan Horwitz spent $1M at Johnny Bench’s auction and returned all the memorabilia he bought back to Bench. Let’s talk about the booming memorabilia business (13:15). Review - Your Honor (Episode 2) (31:30). The New York Mets made their biggest signing of the offseason so far with Jame McCann for 4 years, $40M. That wasn’t the only thing the team did this weekend. A GM was hired! Jared Porter will come over from the Arizona Diamondbacks… who is Porter? He’s a Theo Epstein guy (36:25)! What’s happening with the Bronx Bombers and DJ LaMehieu? Reports say the two sides are $25M apart! Will he sign with the New York Yankees (43:00)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Phillies hire Dave Dombrowski; Why did Clippers pay Paul George?
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Today’s word of the day is ‘country’ as in country music as in Nashville, TN, as in Nashville wanted a baseball team and Dave Dombrowski was supposed to be the guy that got the team there. Well, now he’s been hired as the president of baseball ops for the Philadelphia Phillies. Wait! I thought he was committed to Nashville! How did this happen? Was this a mistake (0:06)? Los Angeles Clippers signed Paul George to a massive 4-year, $176M extension! Holy smokes! Why did a team that’s as dysfunctional as the Clippers sign George to a deal like that (12:37)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I agree that professional athletes should get preferential treatment of the COVID vaccine (19:30). Review - Sound of Metal (37:00). Happy Hanukkah! Let’s do 8 MLB predictions to end the show (42:15)! #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
How much trouble is Minor League baseball in?
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Today’s word of the day is ‘over’ as in we’ve used that before as in Coca fell asleep and let me use the same word I’ve used before. Just kidding. We’ll go with ‘minor’ as the word of the day as in Minor League Baseball as in what is going on with the MiLB. Let’s have an honest discussion about what’s been happening with teams losing their affiliates, changing cities, changing teams, everything (0:06). Review - Set It Up (37:15). New York Mets are ready to sign everyone. The biggest and baddest free agents… they want them (39:40)! What’s going on with Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks? Is he going to sign his max extension or what? And now James Harden has added the Bucks to his preferred trade destinations. Will Giannis stay if James Harden teams up with him in Milwaukee (41:40)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Dez Bryant, Ravens testing mayhem; What happened in the Champions League
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Today’s word of the day is ‘over’ as in it’s all over as in it’s finished as in Dez Bryant said his season was over. Why? Bryant was pulled off the field during warmups because he tested positive for COVID. How did this happen? The Baltimore Ravens got an inconclusive test from Dez Bryant, but the PCR test at the field was positive. So how did the game go on? How was it possible Dez Bryant wasn’t in close contact with teammates (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team deciding to stay in the locker room for the National Anthem (10:05). Review - Class Action Park (32:45). Michigan-Ohio State was cancelled. We knew this would happen. What happens next by the Big Ten is going to be very telling (36:35). Update on James Harden and the Rockets fiasco (41:45). The MLB Winter Meetings are happening! Get excited! Are you excited yet (42:50)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Where in the world is James Harden? Jets give Gregg Williams the boot
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Today’s word of the day is ‘space’ as in astronauts as in spaceships as in Rockets as in the Houston Rockets as in James Harden did not show up to training camp. Remember when we talked about new head coach Stephen Silas saying he was giving Harden space? Remember when we said that would be a nightmare? Remember when we told you there was no space, but Harden just not answering the phone? This has become a complete mess (0:06). The New York Jets have fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams the day after giving up a last-second touchdown to the Las Vegas Raiders. Why was he fired right now? He did what the Jets needed him to do and that was to lose. The Tank is on (11:15)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone wanted me to explain the lawsuit by MLB against the insurance companies and say what will happen. Sure (19:30). Review - Uncle Frank (37:55). 31-year old Yomiuri Giants star Tomoyuki Sugano will be posted by team. What does this mean and will he sign a big deal (43:50)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
CBS Sports Presents - 'The Early Edge: A Daily SportsLine Betting Podcast'
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'The Early Edge: A Daily SportsLine Betting Podcast' debuts on Thursday, December 10. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Looking for the best picks against the spread, sharp action on the total and props you can take to the ticket window? Join Jonathan Coachman on the Early Edge as he speaks with the best handicappers to preview every day’s biggest games in 10 minutes or fewer. From primetime picks to off-the-radar locks, Early Edge is bringing you the best bets in a quick, informative and easy to digest podcast. We promise to keep it short, sweet and to the point as SportsLine’s best experts come together to put some green into your pocket. Early Edge is in your feed every single day by 11 AM ET, don’t lay a wager without listening to our SportsLine experts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Big Ten and ACC are making the rules up as season goes on
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Today’s word of the day is ‘manipulation’ as in cleverly or unfairly controlling or influencing someone as in the Big Ten has decided to just change the rules this far into the season. Why would they do that? Why would the Big Ten change the rules now? Because there’s a chance undefeated Ohio State won’t make the conference championship game (0:06). The ACC did something similar by just canceling the last game of the season for Notre Dame and Clemson so now they have a bye week before the ACC title game. Why are conferences doing this (11:42)? Kyrie Irving is back making headlines because he’s always making headlines. Instead of speaking with the media he released a statement and said via the statement that he’ll only talk to the media via a released statement (13:04). Russell Westbrook is now on the Washington Wizards and during his first media session he was asked about his legacy. I might now be a Westbrook fan because of his response. It’s worth hearing (19:10). Anthony Davis met the media. He was honest about securing the most money he could. Bravo (22:30). Was it that hard to be like them Kyrie? Review - Your Honor (Episode 1) (27:40). Texas high school football player who is currently in jail with 10k bond for assaulting referee in Texas after being ejected from game. Was this a crime and how should it be dealt with. The story of on field criminal acts is interesting to me. Why isn’t what gaby Sanchez did during a marlins game considered a crime (33:05)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Adnan Virk | Sportscaster
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MLB/NHL Network host Adnan Virk joins Nothing Personal for a Samson Sit-Down. He talks working for MLB Network, fallout from ESPN, and his love of film. Virk is also the host of his own podcast 'Cinephile' which you can find on Apple Podcasts. -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2020
Why won’t James Harden answer my calls!?
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Today’s word of the day is ‘ghosted’ as in a ghost as in disappearing as in someone talks to you and then poof (!) they just disappear and you never hear from them again. What are we talking about? New Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas says that he’s giving James Harden some space…. SPACE! We think that’s a very polite way of saying James Harden won’t respond. Harden demanded a trade, Russell Westbrook got traded, and now Harden has to play with John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins who have collective played about 50 games in the past 2 seasons (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Baltimore Orioles are going to become the Houston Astros because of the tanking. With or without the sign-stealing (18:40)? Review - Happiest Season (32:30). The Apology Tour. No it isn’t a concert! It’s about the phenomenon with everyone who messes up goes on this tour of saying sorry for what they said… GMAB! GIVE ME A BREAK! Who will be next (36:50)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
LeBron James, Anthony Davis get max deals with Lakers, MLB Free Agency Tracker
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Today’s word of the day is ‘max’ as in the most as in the most you can get paid as in what LeBron James and Anthony Davis just signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Why would LeBron sign just a 2-year extension? Is it age? Is it for the money? Is it because his son could be in the NBA when this deal runs out? A lot of interesting things to think about (0:06). Let’s update some Wait To See positions that we’ve taken in the past (8:10). IF you sign a player to a bad contract you better know how to TRADE a bad contract. Let’s talk about what happened with John Wall and Russell Westbrook, whom were just traded last night (13:30). Review - Hillbilly Elegy (31:15). MLB tender deadline came and went with no surprises. Are you surprised that there were no surprises (38:35)?  #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
MLB tender deadline could lead to historic free agent market
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Today’s word of the day is ‘tender’ as in chicken tender as in ballpark tenders as in the tender deadline is here in MLB. What exactly does it mean? It means there could be a record number of free agents on the market in Major League Baseball (0:06). The New York Mets did it! Hurray, Steve Cohen! The Mets went out and signed reliever Trevor May and Mets fans are losing their collective minds. They think this is the moment where everything goes their way. Is this the sign of big free agent signings to come or the Steve Cohen just having new owner-itis (16:02). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me to talk about COVID’s impact on the upcoming NBA and MLB seasons. Doc Rivers spoke yesterday about how worried he is about the NBA’s chances of finishing a season. Uh oh (25:48). Review - Wayne (39:35). Let’s end today talking some football. The Eagles are a disaster. Carson Wentz stinks. Doug Pederson is on the chopping block (43:15). The Ravens have no players, but have to play the Steelers 6 days after they were supposed to play the Steelers. What is happening (45:25)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Dealing with PED users; How Chicago front office should handle Matt Nagy’s comments
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Today’s word of the day is ‘misplaced’ as in where did I put it as in I thought I put this somewhere else as in Will Fuller said his trust was misplaced with a doctor! Excuse me! After testing positive for a PED, Will Fuller said it was the doctor’s fault! Excuse me! So Fuller was suspended for six games or the rest of the season, and to make things worse… it’s a contract year! His teammate Bradley Roby was ALSO suspended six games for PED use (0:06). Uh oh! Let’s go to PR School 101. Bears head coach Matt Nagy had an all time quote after Chicago got blown out by the Green Bay Packers. How should he be evaluated by the front office for these comments and this season (13:31)? Here’s a story about the Miami Marlins and what we did with managers (14:30). Dennis Schroeder did everything wrong when signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. You cannot tell people what you’re going to do as far as starting. Gain some respect from your teammates and coaches first. Let me explain why (26:10). Review - The Queen’s Gambit (39:15). #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Is NFL unfairly punishing teams over covid protocols?
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Today’s word of the day is ‘fire drill’ as in it’s time to get moving as in panic as in the Baltimore Ravens are scurrying around trying to figure out what in the world went wrong inside the lockeroom. It all started with a strength coach breaking protocols, which led to an outbreak, which led to 20 players testing positive, which led to the NFL moving the game from Thursday to Sunday to now Tuesday. Why is the NFL trying so hard to get this game played against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why the NFL forced the Denver Broncos play with a QB who wasn’t a QB, but had to play QB. Well… I have some thoughts on this (11:28). Review - The Undoing (24:40). What are the San Francisco 49ers going to do for the next three weeks? The team was told by the Santa Clara County that no more sports are to be played because of the rise of covid numbers and the 49ers are upset. Boohoo (30:15)! Let’s get to some MLB news about free agency. The report is that the Philadelphia Phillies lost $145M this past season. How could this be? Will this impact the team’s offseason (36:00)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (11/24)
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David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related. -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Clemson-FSU beef gets real; Dolphins choice to bench Tua was wrong
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Dabo’ as in Dabo Swinney as in Clemson’s head football coach felt the need to ignite the flames against Florida State on Sunday. The two teams were supposed to play on Saturday, but the game was postponed after medical expert from both teams couldn’t agree on playing. Dabo came out and said that this was cancelled because Florida State was making up excuses to not play Clemson. Excuse me (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I agree with the Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores and his handling of Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday. Tua was benched down 20-10 for Ryan Fitzpatrick (11:57). Review - Top 5 Thanksgiving movies (29:35). It’s time to talk about the NFC East again. Every team in the East is terrible. The Philadelphia Eagles have a 1/2 game lead on the rest of the division and they’re 3-6-1. What? The Dallas Cowboys finally picked up their third win of the season and Mike McCarthy had some interesting things to say (34:45). Gordon Hayward signed a contract with the Charlotte Hornets for how much money? What Michael Jordan has done as owner of that team is baffling (41:50). The Los Angeles Lakers have done a great job getting better in the offseason, but will they repeat as champions (45:00)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Pandemic impacting sports in new ways; Knicks are back to being the Knicks
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Today’s word of the day is ‘freedom’ as in being able to do what you want as in being able to say what you want as in what Kelly Stafford is learning about the consequences of this. Kelly is the wife of Lions QB Matthew Stafford. She took to Instagram yesterday and had some sort of take on living in Michigan right now during the pandemic. It was deleted and an apology was posted. What can we learn about this (0:06)? What are the New York Knicks doing right now? They’ve waived every player on their team (not every player) and now they have the most cap space in the NBA. SO what is the big plan? Signing Gordon Hayward? Trading for Russell Westbrook? Oh boy (12:30). Review - Friends From College (Season 2) (22:45). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Atlanta Braves sanctions on International signings from a few years ago. Let me give you some background first and then talk about what happened (27:20). Today is Jeffrey Loria’s birthday. In honor of his birthday I’d like to go over some misunderstandings about the man. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
Robinson Cano suspended for year; What we learned from the NBA Draft
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Cano cannot’ as in Cano cannot help himself as in Cano Cannot get into Cooperstown now as in Cano Cannot play next season. For the second time in his career he has been suspended for PED use. SO what’s going on in the Mets front office now that this suspension cleared $24M off the books? Celebrating (0:06). NBA Draft was last night! Did you watch? Did you see it? Daryl Morey already has his fingerprints all over the 76ers. Trades, trades, trades! Morey sent Al Horford out of town and brought in more shooting. Does Doc Rivers know that this is happening (13:40)? Klay Thompson is hurt again. It could be another significant injury. The Golden State Warriors gave Thompson a five-year, $189M deal and he’ll now likely miss the first two years of that deal with injuries. Woof (19:06). Bogdan Bogdanovich never approved a sign-and-trade deal to the Milwaukee Bucks. And now he wants to enter restricted free agency. Giannis cannot be happy about this (23:06). Review - Rebecca (30:20). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the fight between Joe Judge and Marc Colombo of the New York Giants. They wanted to know if there would actually have been a fight or if Judge just fired Colombo because he was bad at his job (34:35). #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Where will Theo Epstein be in 2021? Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger getting shoulder surgery
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Today’s word of the day is ‘rainman’ as in the movie with Dustin Hoffman as in Theo Epstein doesn’t really know what he wants, but everything sounds good. Will he take off 2021? Probably not. Does he want to sit out 2021? Probably. Will he be the New York Mets president of baseball ops? Probably (0:06). SO what’s going on with Cody Bellinger? You guys remember the Dodgers won the World Series, but there was almost a major disaster when Bellinger hit a home run and then dislocated his shoulder celebrating? Do you remember that? Now he needs surgery (5:40). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Mac Williams suing the San Francisco Giants for having bullpen mounds on the field (12:19). Review - Friends From College (23:30). Student loan forgiveness conversation. What is happening and what could realistically happen. I want to discuss this in the context of financial aid and education and college in general. I am passionate about this and it is trending like crazy right now (30:45). NBA DRAFT NIGHT! The NBA also announced a split schedule release for the season and a play-in tournament for the playoffs! Whoa. Extra playoffs is extra business and that’s extra money (40:50). #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
🚨 BREAKING NEWS: Theo Epstein steps down as Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations
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Chicago Cubs president of baseball operation Theo Epstein has officially stepped down today after nine seasons with the club. Under his guidance the Cubs won its first World Series in 108 years in 2016. So what is next for Theo Epstein? Well, there is a team in New York that has a new billionaire owner that promised his fans that they'd win a World Series in the next 3-5 years. What's next for the Chicago Cubs? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Harden wants out of Houston; Milwaukee doing everything to keep Giannis
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Today’s word of the day is ‘beard’ as in facial hair as in The Beard as in James Harden. Everyone knows James Harden because of his beard. Well, Harden wants out of Houston in the worst way possible. Houston lost its coach, fired its GM, and now can lose its superstar. NBA players, especially these superstars, have so much control over everything. So what can the Houston Rockets do? Is there anyway to keep him happy and keep him in Houston? Or is he Brooklyn bound (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I was President of LSU would I fire Ed Orgeron. This needs to be discussed (18:50). I have a few thoughts about the Houston Texans. What a shame that organization has turned into. Jack Easterby should not be in charge. He is in charge and he thought a good thing to do was fire the VP of Communications, Amy Palcic, who apparently is loved by everyone inside and outside the organization (27:35). Review - A Rainy Day in NY (35:57). Let’s end a show with some news on Mike Clevinger. He was traded from the Cleveland Indians to the San Diego Padres during the season. Well, it was announced today that the Padres have signed him to a two-year deal, BUT he will miss next season with Tommy John surgery. Why was this deal made (41:35)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Marlins make historic hire; NFL’s new diversity hiring rule
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Today’s word of the day is ‘glass ceiling’ as in breaking the glass ceiling as in raising up the ranks as in the Miami Marlins made a big time hire on Friday by hiring Kim Ng. She becomes the first female GM in the four major US sports. Let’s take a look at why Derek Jeter made this hire and what it means for the future (0:06). The NFL diversity rule is an interesting one. Teams will now get draft picks if a minority coach or GM is hired AWAY from their team. That’s right. Teams can get up to three 3rd round compensatory draft picks if they lose a coach or GM. Will this rule help (14:53)? Review - The Swing of Things (26:00). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about tanking. They wanted to know if as president, and there was a can’t-miss prospect, how would I discuss this with our team (30:15). The NFL is cracking down even more on teams that violate COVID-19 protocols. The Las Vegas Raiders lost a draft pick over this! Did the New Orleans Saints learn from this? Nope. They violated these same protocols and the NFL is pissed (39:10). #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Logan Morrison | MLB player
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11-year MLB veteran Logan Morrison joins David Samson for a Samson Sit-Down. They discuss how COVID impacted the 2020 season, the dangers of using social media, the upcoming CBA battle between MLB and the MLBPA, and how players rooted against the Tampa Bay Rays. -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Steve Cohen wins first Mets presser; Tony La Russa in the danger zone
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Today’s word of the day is ‘presser’ as in the New York Mets held a press conference yesterday to introduce Steve Cohen. He used his time to talk about how bad he wants to win, spending money, getting the best players, wanting a World Series within 3-5 years; it was everything a Mets fan would want to hear. Was it all the right things to say? Maybe. What about Sandy Alderson? What did he have to say (0:06). On Tuesday’s show we talked about Tony La Russa and his DUI arrest… then what happened after the show was recorded? The transcript was released from La Russa’s arrest and it is a horrible look for him. The Chicago White Sox are in a bad place right now, but will Jerry Reinsdorf acknowledge this (21:38)? Marcus Stroman said he would never sign with the Chicago White Sox. He said for no amount of money would make it worth it (26:19). Review - Shithouse (31:10). A word about Tommy Heinsohn. Hall of fame coach and player. Don Mattingly and Kevin Cash were the winners of the Manager of the Year awards. Let’s talk about these awards and what it meant for Don Mattingly. Who wins the big time awards tonight, Cy Young and MVP (40:10)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
Should the Chicago White Sox fire Tony La Russa?
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Today’s word of the day is ‘sleeping’ as falling asleep as in being asleep at the wheel as in Tony La Russa was charged with a DUI just one day before being named manager of the Chicago White Sox. What happened here? It’s now the 2nd time La Russa has been charged with a DUI. The White Sox said they knew about this arrest prior to hiring him as manager. Now people want him gone. What will the White Sox and Jerry Reinsdorf do (0:06)? Rob Manfred is getting some bad publicity right now for an announcement that came out yesterday. MLB is instituting a voluntary retirement plan for any MLB employee over the age of 50. Why is this a bad thing (19:32)? Review - The Only Living Boy in NY (28:00). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Bucks’ player Sterling Brown settling with the city of Milwaukee following an investigation into police brutality (32:10). CBS announced a new diversity pledge Monday that will have a visible impact on its staple of reality shows: All future casts will contain at least 50 percent Black, indigenous and people of color. How and why are these decisions made (41:00)? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
More Astros drama; extremely packed sports weekend update
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Today’s word of the day is ‘cause’ no not because or not cause something will happen; this is as in terminating a contract for cause. Former Houston Astros president Jeff Luhnow is suing the Houston Astros. The Astros fired Luhnow for cause and he says it was a breach in his contract saving the team from having to pay him $22M. More and more drama in Houston. So what is cause? What would allow a team to fire someone for cause (0:06)? The Washington Nationals have already invited new President-elect Joe Biden to throw out a first pitch at a game. The team released a statement about it. Why would the Nationals already be doing this? Politics (12:38). Tua Tagovailoa finally had his moment. A highlight-reel game against Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. So what can the Miami Dolphins do to capitalize on what Tua has done? How do you promote your franchise star (19:31)? Review - Everything Is Illuminated (29:05). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Chicago White Sox and Tim Anderson. The question that was posed to me was about how the relationship between Tony La Russa and Tim Anderson will get along (33:30). Let’s catch up on what MLB said about Justin Turner and the World Series drama. Rookie of the Year is announced tonight… who wins? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Breaking news: Steve Cohen, Mets clean house; fire GM Brodie Van Wagenen
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On the first day Steve Cohen was the new owner of the New York Mets he decided, along with president Sandy Alderson, to clean house. GM Brodie Van Wagenen was fired a year into his tenure. Who will the Mets target as the next GM? What other big moves does Cohen have planned? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
NFL brings hammer down on Raiders; Red Sox bringing back Alex Cora (11/6)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘roulette’ as in the casino game as in gambling as in the Las Vegas Raiders gambled with the NFL….. and it lost… big time. On Thursday the NFL handed down a substantial fine to the Las Vegas Raiders for breaking coronavirus protocols for the 3rd time this season. Not only were they fined, but the NFL took away the team’s 2021 6th round pick. Wow. Roger Goodell and the NFL made a statement so let’s see if the rest of the league will finally listen (0:06). The NBA players have voted to approve the NBA season start on December 22nd. This is what we said would happen all along. The players needed to do this for TV money. It had to happen (8:17). The Cleveland Indians have a lot of decisions to make this offseason. The team is reportedly looking to trade star Francisco Lindor again. They failed to do so last season and that was a major mistake. Let me explain why (12:40). BREAKING NEWS! Alex Cora has been named manager of the Boston Red Sox. A little Friday news dump during the middle of the Presidential election. Why did the Red Sox bring back Cora after his year-long suspension was up? Because he was ALWAYS going to be the manager of the Red Sox again (21:40). Another NFL update! The NFL has fined Mike Tomlin ($100k) and the Steelers ($250K) for not properly wearing masks against the Baltimore Ravens (28:25). Review - Holidate (29:35). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the election and ‘wasting’ votes on other candidates. Let’s talk about this. #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
NFL Trade Deadline passes: How to deal with selfish players (11/5)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘selfish’ as in being all about one’s self as in Golden Tate as in the New York Giants are having a problem with Golden Tate. A few weeks back he got into a postgame fight with Jalen Ramsey and NOW first year head coach Joe Judge sent him home for being selfish. How do you handle a player like Tate (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I were the GM of the Houston Texans would I trade JJ Watt. Watt has one year left on his deal and the Texans are a disaster. Hm, that’s a good question (14:20). Review - On The Rocks (24:05). More NFL drama post trade deadline… this time it’s with the Atlanta Falcons and Takk McKinley. He wanted out of Atlanta and it didn’t happen. He then tweeted about it and head coach Raheem Morris was pissed (28:30). Are we any closer to finding out who our next President is going to be now that it’s two days after Election Day? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Election 2020 Update: What issues do sports owners care about? (11/4)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘insomnia’ as in counting sheep as in using Calm as in watching movies or reading as in not being able to get your brain to slow down to go to sleep. Who else has it? Who else was glued to the TV last night watching election updates? Going from channel to channel to channel trying to find something new. Trying to find a new update on what’s happening with our Presidential election. So where are we today (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about owners in sports and what issues in voting they actually care about (25:36). Review - Letters To You (39:35). Let’s end today talking about the NBA. There is a ton of drama about the when the season will start. It’s all about the money. Follow the money (43:15)! #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Election Day 2020; MLB Awards; Bill Belichick admits Patriots aren’t good (11/3)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘democracy’ as in the election is today as in go out and vote as in you have no excuse to not vote. Let’s talk about the election. Let’s talk about the process of voting. Let’s talk about how we should all be better as a people (0:06). Review - Dave (23:35). MLB award finalists were announced last night. How bizarre would it be if Rick Renteria won AL Manager of the Year after being fired by the White Sox? Who wins MVP in each league? Freeman? Machado? Betts? What about NL Cy Young? Bauer? DeGrom? Darvish? A whole lot of wait to sees (28:15). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what my thoughts were on Bill Belichick’s comments about his current team (40:35). GO OUT AND VOTE! #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
MLB offseason here in a hurry; NFL covid protocols are a problem for league (11/2)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘opt-in’ as opposed to opt-out, or what players did at the start of the season. This opt-in is about players choosing to pick up the option on their deals for next season or longer. Giancarlo Stanton has opted in to his long term deal with the Yankees. J.D. Martinez has decided to opt-in to his deal with the Boston Red Sox. What exactly does this mean for the player and the team (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what a qualifying offer is. Let’s go into some detail about what these offers are, what they mean, and how they work. Trevor Bauer, Kevin Gausman, DJ LeMahieu, JT Realmuto, George Springer, Marcus Stroman - those are the candidates this year (11:06). Review - 537 Votes and Mt. Rushmore of Sean Connery films (24:30). The NFL has some issues. Some really big issues. What is going on with the NFL testing protocols? How could a Baltimore Ravens player and a Green Bay Packers player possibly play in a game and then test positive after the game but the test was taken before the game? Someone please explain this (30:45). It has happened. New York Mets fans are partying through Queens. Steve Cohen was approved as the new owner of the team. Everything Steve Cohen has done since the announcement has been perfect… (39:30) #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Breaking MLB News: Hinch To Detroit, Cohen Owns Mets, La Russa Takes Over White Sox
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David is bringing you a second episode today to break down all of the breaking news around the MLB. A.J. Hinch was hired as the Detroit Tigers manager. The MLB approved Steve Cohen's purchase of the Mets... What's next? Finally we finish up this bonus episode by discussing Tony La Russa signing as the White Sox new manager. -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (10/30)
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David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related. -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
World Series Fallout: MLB investigating Justin Turner incident (10/29)
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Today's word of the day is 'emphatic' as in the investigation that MLB is now conducting into Just Turner's postgame incident. Turner tested positive for coronavirus, was taken out of the game, told to isolate, then said EFF IT! and returned to the field to celebrate with the team. MLB is not happy, but what will they do (0:06)? Review - Ted Lasso (19:45). Daryl Morey already has a new job. The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Morey to be the new president of basketball operations. Excuse me? The same team that hired Doc Rivers to be its head coach? How is this going to work out? What happened to China? NBA revenue was down 10 percent. Let's discuss what this means for the league. It could impact salary in a major way (24:15). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the $8.3B debt that Rob Manfred said teams are dealing with. Let's break down this business (38:15). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series: Seager wins MVP, Kershaw gets a ring, Turner gets covid (10/28)
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Today's word of the day is 'Queen' as in We Are The Champions as in the Los Angeles Dodgers have won the World Series. First World Series title since 1988. How did they do it? Drama and drama and drama (0:06). Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash is under immense fire after pulling starter Blake Snell from a 2-hit shutout. The world erupted. Corey Seager wowed at the plate and won MVP. Mookie Betts was a hero once again with a momentum swinging double and a home run to boot (8:22). The MLB secret agent move of the century: Justin Turner pulled from the game after a positive test was revealed midgame. After the game Justin Turner completely ignored MLB coronavirus protocol and returned to the field to celebrate with his teammates. What an absolute nightmare for MLB. The season is now over. One of the strangest, most bizarre, insane seasons ever (28:10)! #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
World Series Game 6 Preview: Will Dodgers regret not pitching Buehler? (10/27)
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Today's word of the day is 'regret' as looking back on a decision you made as in will the Dodgers regret not starting Walker Buehler tonight? It's Game 6 of the World Series and Dave Roberts has decided to go with Tony Gonsolin. The Tampa Bay Rays are going with Blake Snell. Is this a mistake? Buehler is the Dodgers ace and holding him off for a possible Game 7 seems like the wrong choice. The Rays have been abysmal at the plate capped off with Mike Zunino hitting .000 in the World Series. So why not pitch the ace (0:06)? Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (17:40). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked if I had a goodbye call with the Marlins like the Wilpon's did with the New York Mets (26:00). Time for a business discussion re:MLB. Teams are laying off dozens of people on both sides of the business. Let’s go inside the decision making process and how a team owner and president navigate the pandemic waters. I have great experience in this area (38:10). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
World Series recap: Dodgers one game away from rings; Kershaw silences the haters again
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Today's word of the day is 'narrative' as in changing the storyline as in Clayton Kershaw comes out for a second time in the World Series and shuts down the Tampa Bay Rays. Now the Los Angeles Dodgers are one game away from winning the whole thing. So let's talk about Clayton Kershaw and how his critics can never say another bad thing about him in the postseason again (0:06). Let's also talk about what happened in Game 4. The Dodgers could have wrapped up the World Series on Saturday night, but they blew it on one of the biggest Bad News Bears plays of all time. So what are these teams doing on the off day on Monday? I've been there so listen to me (7:06). NFL Week 7 has come and gone. Dallas Cowboys are in a lot of trouble right now. Andy Dalton is in at QB for the team and he gets crushed and leaves the game. 7th round draft pick Ben DiNucci had to come in and play... bad news for Mike McCarthy and Jerry Jones again (21:45). Antonio Brown has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Reports were flying around that this was all a Tom Brady move. Well, Bruce Arians said Brady had nothing to do with this... it was all Arians and GM Jason Licht (22:30). Review - Borat Subsequent Movie film: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (28:00). What in the world is happening with the NBA? Reports were that the NBA wasn't going to start until January 2021 then there were reports that there could maybe possibly be a bubble, and NOW there are reports that the NBA is looking to start right around Christmas Day 2020 and it would be 72 games long with no All Star Game. Why exactly would they want to do that? TV rights fees (31:15). Northwestern and its president have a problem. Let’s discuss and say whether Morty Shapiro will step down... will he (39:00)? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
World Series Game 3: No comparing Mookie Betts to Mike Trout (10/23)
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Today's word of the day is 'October' as in postseason baseball is here as in recency bias is here as well. Is Mookie Betts the best player in baseball? No. He's a phenomenal baseball player, but Mike Trout is clearly the best. Why would people think this changed? Because we never get to see Trout play October baseball. Here is why teams spend so much time fighting against recency bias (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me for my thoughts on Russell Wilson openly stumping for the Antonio Brown to get another chance in the NFL. Will the Seattle Seahawks sign? Does he deserve another chance (15:55)? Big Ten football is back! Today is the day. So what rules have they implemented this season? What's going on in Michigan right now? Let me explain (27:50). Review - Time (documentary) (35:40). The final Presidential Debate happened last night. What went different in this one? The final look at President Trump and former Vice President Biden before November 3rd Election Day. Get out and vote (43:30). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
World Series Game 2 Recap: The Rays bats wake up, Snell pitches a gem (10/22)
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Today's word of the day is 'Yogi' as in Yogi Berra as in it ain't over til it's over as in the Tampa Bay Rays are back in the series after winning Game 2 of the World Series. How'd the Rays get it done? Blake Snell shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers for majority of the game. The Dodgers got some runs back on the board, but it wasn't enough. The Rays unlikely star of the game was Brandon Lowe, who was 4-for-52 entering the game from the plate. Now that the series is tied 1-1, what is each team talking about in the clubhouse (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about what's going on at LSU right now. On Wednesday the school announced self-imposed penalties after an NCAA investigation into improper benefits. The question posed to me was - do self-imposed penalties work? Hmm (15:34). Review - The Gentlemen (27:30). Ryan Fitzpatrick has been benched by the Miami Dolphins so that Tua Tagovailoa can play. The Dolphins are 3-3 on the season and enter a bye week. Let's read into Fitzpatrick's quotes about his feelings toward getting benched (30:20). Stan Van Gundy will be the new head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. This is big news for Zion Williamson. But, here's the real story in my eyes. How could Van Gundy work for someone like Gayle Benson (34:25)? WNBA Seattle Storm owners have gone public in endorsing Biden/Harris. A very rare move in sports. Was going public here the right bid decision (42:35)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
World Series Game 1: Kershaw quiets the haters; Dallas Cowboys have MAJOR problem (10/21)
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Today's word of the day is 'shhh' as in shhhhhhh as in to shush as in to quiet down as in last night Clayton Kershaw silenced all his haters last night in Game 1 of the World Series. The label 'Postseason Kershaw' was stuck on him as if it were something that were true. Well, last night he not only shut down his haters, he shut down the Tampa Bay Rays. Who else was mad last night? Boston Red Sox fans as Mookie Betts went absolutely crazy for the Dodgers. Stolen bases, runs scored, and a home run. That'll do it (). Why did the Rays stop being the Rays? Pitching Tyler Glasnow when he clearly didn't have it in the 4th inning. Kevin Cash got away from the Rays gameplan (0:06). What will happen in Game 2 (16:38)? Let's give an update on the New York Mets and the journey Steve Cohen has been on to buy the team. Where does this deal stand (21:00)? Review - Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (30:30). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what in the world is happening with the Dallas Cowboys. First it was the Dak Prescott contract; now it's a mutiny against Mike McCarthy. How could this be in the first year of McCarthy's tenure in Dallas? Woo boy does Jerry Jones has some problems in Arlington (34:45). Let's end today talking about Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Not great. When will people learn that the mic is ALWAYS on (41:05)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
The World Series is here: Kershaw vs. Glasnow (10/20)
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Today's word of the day is 'sizer' as in ring sizer as in the jingle jangle of the ring sizer as in the World Series is here and with that comes the championship ring. Let me tell you some good ring stories about the 2003 World Series ring we won (0:06). Tonight is Game 1 of the World Series; Clayton Kershaw vs Tyler Glasnow. How is this going to play out (5:35)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Houston Astros enduring legacy following their loss in the ALCS. They also wanted to know about my thoughts on Jeff Luhnow going scorched Earth on the Astros in a recent interview (17:30). Review - Everybody's Everything (Lil Peep Documentary) (31:30). Big news came out about the next Presidential debate. The microphones are going to be muted while the other candidate speaks. This is important and necessary (38:15). Let's end today talking about what not to do on Zoom (43:00). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
World Series set: Dodgers vs Rays; Why Marlins let Mike Hill go (10/19)
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Today's word of the day is 'pennant' as in winning your league in MLB as in the World Series is now set (0:06). The Tampa Bay Rays held out the Houston Astros in 7 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers came back from a 3-1 deficit to stun the Atlanta Braves. So let's talk about this matchup. How did the Dodgers do it? What's the makeup of this team? Let me tell you some stories about the Dodgers roster. Who has the advantages in pitching, fielding, and batting? Review - West Wing Special (29:25). The Derek Jeter-led Miami Marlins have let go of President of Baseball Operations Mike Hill. I have some thoughts (35:45). #waittosee ------------------------ 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
MLB Postseason views; Daryl Morey was FIRED by the Houston Rockets over China tweet (10/16)
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Today's word of the day is 'Barbra Streisand' as in memory as in not having one as in the Atlanta Braves came back from the 15-3 beatdown to absolutely smoke the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5. One of the most important traits of a good team is not having a memory. Clayton Kershaw was on the hill for the Dodgers and by the 6th inning the Atlanta Braves came alive (0:06). What's going on in the ALCS? Carlos Correa put his money where his mouth is and he hit a walkoff home run to extend the series. The Tampa Bay Rays now lead the series 3-2. Can the Astros do the near impossible ()? Review - Ava (). Ty Lue is set to be named the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. He went from assistant on Doc Rivers staff to now the head man. Why did Steve Ballmer go this way with the hire ()? So You Wanna Talk To Samson. Someone asked me how I felt about the Cincinnati Bengals kicking a field goal to ruin the Baltimore Ravens shutout. This should have been a non-story but the Ravens defensive coordinator got angry. Boo hoo (). Players always say all they want to do is win. Le'Veon Bell has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs are an awful tenure with the New York Jets (). Let's end today talking about the Houston Rockets and the Daryl Morey divorce. He sent a tweet about Hong Kong, China lost its minds, the NBA lost billions of dollars, and this is the fallout. Morey 'stepped down' as Rockets GM, but that's not true. Was this the NBA's doing ()? #waittosee ------------------------ 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
I am the mush. Dodgers, Astros stay alive with wins (10/15)
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Today's word of the day is 'annihilation' as in the Dodgers bats are alive as in the Atlanta Braves allowed 11 first-inning runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers. What went wrong for the Braves? We knew the Los Angeles Dodgers were capable of doing something this great. Is this the spark the Dodgers needed or is this something the Braves will be able to move on from (0:06)? What about the ALCS? The Houston Astros win because of Jose Altuve. Maybe he doesn't have the yips (11:26)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why there's no mercy rule in MLB. Should there be one? Absolutely not (14:35). Review - Hubie Halloween (25:30). Alabama head coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19. What is the significance of this? What is the impact of coronavirus on college football right now (30:00)? The NFL has new cases on its hands. The Atlanta Falcons had two new positive tests and shut down their facility today. The game against the Minnesota Vikings is on as scheduled. Will the NFL bubble for the playoffs (37:55)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Are the Dodgers and Astros really going to get swept!? (10/14)
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Today's word of the day is 'yips' as in one of the worst things to happen in sports as in what's happening right now to Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve. He had ZERO errors in the regular season and last night he had two terrible fielding errors and a bad running situation. What are the yips? What should the Houston Astros do with Altuve to help him (0:06)? What's happening in the National League? More and more problems for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw was scratched from Game 2 and they lost. The Atlanta Braves are up 2-0 and Kershaw may not be ready for Game 3 and hopeful for Game 4. This is as bad as it gets for the Dodgers (9:30). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the comments Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner made about his current ball club (15:00). Review - Crip Camp (26:30). J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! Le'Veon Bell was released by the New York Jets last night. The team tried to trade him and couldn't. The Jets are a disaster. Adam Gase makes it another game. What is going on with sports teams in New York (33:50)? The Premier Leauge is going through some drama. Manchester United and Liverpool want to restructure the entire league and it's not good for small clubs (40:00). IT'S OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! ONE WHOLE YEAR WITH US AND IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU! THANK YOU! #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Breaking News: Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw scratched from Game 2 with back spasms
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Dodgers scratch ace Clayton Kershaw from Game 2 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves. Will Kershaw make it back for Game 3? Are the Atlanta Braves going to make any changes to their lineup? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Are Tampa Bay Rays bringing Moneyball back? (10/13)
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Today's word of the day is 'scrutiny' as in what front offices in MLB are doing right now as in the Tampa Bay Rays are changing the game again. Can the Rays win the World Series? Of course. Will other teams try and become the Rays? Maybe. Are front offices around the league watching the Rays to see if this all works out? Absolutely (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about what's going on with the Boston Red Sox and if it could impact the team's payroll. If you don't know what's going on with the Boston Red Sox... here you go (18:26). Review - One More Orbit (29:40). San Diego Padres player Tommy Pham was stabbed while leaving a strip club. There was an argument by his car and he tried to intervene. He ended up in a hospital. Nightmare (32:25). Here's a big update on some wait to see updates that have been made throughout the year. I tell you if it happens, if it does i tell you, if it doesn't I tell you... accountability (38:45). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
CBS Sports Presents: ¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast
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'¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast' debuts on Wednesday, October 14. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! A daily soccer podcast from CBS Sports, bringing you the very best analysis, commentary and gambling help from the world’s game. CBS Soccer host and insider Luis Miguel Echegaray is joined by a team of CBS talent to bring you the latest in Europe and beyond. From our Champions League coverage to Europa, the Premier League, La Liga and the top leagues, this is your one and only stop for your daily soccer fix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Remembering the life of Joe Morgan; Will Jerry Jones pay Dak Prescott now? (10/12)
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Let's start today's show by remembering the life of Hall of Famer Joe Morgan. He died today at the age of 77. 10-time All-Star, two-time MVP, two-time World Series Champion... what a career and what a life..... (0:06) Today's word of the day is 'risk tolerance' as in how much risk is Jerry Jones willing to tolerate. Dak Prescott underwent surgery for a compound fracture of his ankle and his season is over. The Dallas Cowboys QB will miss the rest of the season... a season in which he is playing under the franchise tag, and not a long-term deal (3:48). BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! Rick Renteria has been fired by the Chicago White Sox. Very surprising news (14:03). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I thought about LeBron James legacy after winning his 4th title with three different teams. So let's talk about the GOAT discussion and where it stands today (20:20). Review - Emily In Paris (28:50). We're finally getting to the ALCS. The Tampa Bay Rays bullpen absolutely shut down the Houston Astros offense. What does it mean for the series (32:05)? What about in the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves (36:20)? We'll end today's show with some more NFL news because it never ends. The NFL has completely changed the schedule after more positive tests forced the league to postponed and reschedule games. Patriots DB Jason McCourty sounded off on the NFL and NFLPA. Does Roger Goodell or the NFL care about this (41:30)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
NLCS set: Dodgers and Braves is the best possible matchup (10/9)
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Today's word of the day is 'doughnut' as in 0 as in shutout as in what the Atlanta Braves have been able to do four times in five postseason games. The Braves shutout the Marlins to close up its NLDS series and advance to the NLCS to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. This was the best matchup for baseball fans. The two best teams all season will get to wrestle for a spot in the World Series. What does the front office do the day after your team has been eliminated from the postseason? It's an interesting conversation. Do you start to make moves? Do you wait and see? What happens? The Miami Marlins are asking themselves all of these questions right now. This was a strange season and the Marlins were able to make a little run, but what about 2021 (0:06)? Dwayne Haskins was benched by Ron Rivera. Why is this a worthy conversation? Let's talk about the reasons Rivera said that Haskins was benched. Not a great look for the head coach (26:29). Review - Red Dog (37:25). We've got Game 5 of Yankees-Rays tonight. This is it. The deciding game and Gerrit Cole is pitching on short rest for the first time in his career (40:30). We've got Game 5 in the NBA Finals tonight. LeBron going for ring number four. China is showing an NBA game for the first time in over a year! Will LBJ get the ring (44:20)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
MLB postseason beef making games more exciting than usual (10/8)
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Today's word of the day is 'phew' as thank God as in Los Angeles Dodgers are phewing themselves right now after Kenley Jansen almost blew Game 3 to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Joe Kelley came in the game for the Dodgers and he almost blew it. Let's talk about bullpens and the change that's come. We had Manny Machado get into verbal war with Brusdal Graterol. Cody Bellinger hit a home run and robbed a home run (0:06). What's going on with the New York Yankees? Problems and lots of them. Giancarlo Stanton is scorching Earth at the plate and it matters NADA. Tampa Bay Rays took Game 3 to go up 2-1 and things are looking grim for the Yankees (11:42). Why are so many rookies making their MLB debut in the playoffs? Let's discuss exactly why this is happening (20:33). Review - The Amazing Johnathan (33:30). We know there's been an outbreak with the Tennessee Titans, but could the NFL really force them to forfeit a game? Let's discuss. Rumors swirling that if they forfeit then the Buffalo Bills wouldn't get paid... I don't know about that. What will the NFL do (37:45)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
NFL covid outbreak could impact entire league (10/7)
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Today's word of the day is 'spaghettiOs" as in uh oh as in uh oh spaghettiO as in the NFL has a covid problem on its hands. Stephon Gilmore has tested positive for coronavirus following the Patriots and Chiefs game on Monday night. So now Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore are out. The Tennessee Titans went one day without a new positive test, but now on Wednesday we have two more positive tests. These are major issues in the league. What will Roger Goodell and the NFL do (0:06)? Raise your hand if you watched 11 or 12 hours of baseball yesterday. I did. What happened in the Marlins-Braves game that stood out? The Marlins poked the bear. Sandy Alcantara hit Ronald Acuna after he homered off him in the first inning. The Braves responded by letting the bats fly (11:22). Giancarlo Stanton has come alive in the postseason. Homer after homer after homer after homer after homer. BUT! Did Aaron Boone blow it before the game even started (21:07)? What meaningful thing happened in the San Diego Padres game? Mike Clevinger started and made it through just one inning before leaving with an injury. Uh oh (27:53). Review - Wonder Woman (35:17). Doc Rivers lasted one day without a job in the NBA. He's the new coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and the things he said at his introductory press conference were so ridiculous. We need to talk about this. What will Doc do with Embiid and Simmons (38:40)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Houston Texans fire Bill O'Brien and the Dolphins tank is on (10/6)
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Today's word of the day is 'business' as in this show as in it's always business as in Bill O'Brien knew that getting fired was business. Why was he fired? A laundry list of reasons. He was the head coach and the GM. He traded away DeAndre Hopkins. He has no first or second round pick in 2021. The Texans are 0-4. Disaster (0:06). What's going on with the Miami Dolphins? They own the Texans first and second round picks in 2021 so should the tank continue? Seems like it. Why is Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter while Tua rides the bench... business (15:44). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why the NBA Finals ratings are plummeting and if it's because the NBA has gone 'woke'. This is such a politicized topic that we need to break it down (24:50). Review - Top 5 James Bond movies (40:45). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
NFC East is the laughing stock of the NFL (10/5)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘least’ as in the NFC Least as in the NFC East is as bad as it gets in the NFL. Th Dallas Cowboys almost came back in miracle fashion again. Is Dak Prescott the problem? Doesn't look like it. So who is? Jerry Jones? What about the rest of the NFC East? The Philadelphia Eagles lead the division with a 1-2-1 record! The New York Giants have a real problem on their hands as well. What about the WTF? I mean... the WFT... STINK. But is this bad for the NFL? Nope (0:06). Did Tom Brady find the fountain of youth or is it all a mirage (10:23)? How about Brady's old team the New England Patriots? Cam Newton tested positive, game moved to Monday, and now the Patriots are traveling in two different planes to Kansas City (12:55). Review - American Murderer: The Family Next Door (24:00). Philadelphia Phillies GM Matt Klentak has 'stepped down' from him role... okay... stepped down.. how about fired! That's not even the biggest news. Phillies owner John Middleton threw Klentak so far under the bus he's still rotating around the tires (31:30). How did my Wild Card picks do? Now it's time to give out some Divisional Round picks (41:00). Let's end the show with the best sports story of the weekend... Jalen Ramsey v. Golden Tate. A big tackle, a big backstory, and a big postgame fight... was this business or something personal (45:00)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (10/3)
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David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related. -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2020
J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! Does Adam Gase have to go? (10/2)
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Today's word of the day is 'melee' as in a fight as in a brawl as in the Jets-Broncos game on Thursday night could have ended in one. Why? The New York Jets are a disaster. Six personal foul penalties. Two roughing the passer penalties. Gregg Williams as the Jets defensive coordinator. Adam Gase as the Jets head coach. A recipe for a sloppy, ugly, horrible game. Broncos head coach took offense to the way this game went down and snubbed Adam Gase of a postgame handshake. So now what happens (0:06)? LeBron James says he and Anthony Davis work so well because there's no jealousy. How important is it for superstar on your team to respect each other (12:15)? Let's talk about Fernando Tatis Jr of the San Diego Padres. Bat flips, home runs, amazing plays, and a bunch of swag... he saved the Padres season. The bigger discussion is how can MLB help make him the face of baseball (21:19). Clayton Kershaw just destroyed the Milwaukee Brewers last night. Has Kershaw exorcised his postseason demons? Not yet (29:31). Review - Little Monsters (33:00). Francisco Lindor had a quote that was made for Nothing Personal. When asked if Cleveland could afford him he said, "It's a billion dollar organization." (36:45) Welp.... Let's finish today's show with some fan favorites. #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
MLB Postseason, NBA Finals... How do we watch it all!? (10/1)
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Today's word of the day is 'overstimulated' as in 8 playoff games and a finals game as in so much sports as in how do we watch it all!? Let's talk about how crazy of a sports day Wednesday actually was(0:06). Houston Astros advanced and Carlos Correa spoke to the haters. Not the right move (2:30). What about our pal, Trevor Bauer? What did he do? He pitched a gem, but he keeps doing things that rub people the wrong way (9:04). The last series I'd like to talk about is the Yankees-Indians matchup. What a disaster of a game last night. Not the game game, but the game length. 19 walks. A rain delay (13:00). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about having fans at the World Series. They wanted if this decision was just about money (17:11). Review - Thunder Road (25:00). Let's talk about the NBA Finals. Not the game. What was going on behind the scenes. The report was Doc Rivers was watching the game with Philadelphia 76ers top brass. Interesting. Allow me to explain (27:00). The Brooklyn Nets already seem like a bad, bad situation. Kyrie Irving had some things to say on Kevin Durant's new podcast (31:45). What happens when a team owner wants to be 'part of the process'... the Los Angeles Angels know all too well about this (34:50). We did not win Podcast of the Year Award, but we still love each one of you listeners. Thank you. Maybe next year? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
NFL makes first covid postponement decision with Titans-Steelers (9/30)
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Today's word of the day is 'flowchart' as in the NFL will update it's chart as in what is being decided is what we discussed yesterday. The Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers game will not be on Sunday, but could be on Monday or Tuesday after another positive test. No positives for the Minnesota Vikings players tested positive so that game will go on as planned on Sunday. Now we have some scheduling issues between the teams, the NFL, and the broadcast partners (0:06). How did Shane Bieber look in the postseason? He got rocked by the New York Yankees. Gerit Cole pitched a gem, and it was all over. This was always an option that was likely to happen in Game 1. What will happen with the Indians against Tanaka in Game 2 (5:26)? The Minnesota Twins are in a bad place. 17-straight playoff losses. How does a team overcome this (11:07)? The Chicago White Sox were the coldest team in MLB entering the postseason and it DID NOT MATTER. So what is the mentality right now in the postseason when facing elimination (17:01)? The NBA Finals begin tonight.. Heat v. Lakers, Pat Riley v. LeBron James... oh boy. Let's talk about this championship run from LeBron James and what this title would mean to him (22:07). NFL UPDATE! NFL UPDATE! It has come to our attention that the Titans game that could be played on Tuesday next week has a conflict in scheduling! Nashville SC has a home game Tuesday night in MLS. Who gets to play the game (25:55)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I thought about Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis comments on mask wearing situation (29:43). What's going on with Messi and Barcelona? Messi says it's water under the bridge and he was trying to help out his club when he asked for a release.... give me a break (36:18). Review - The first 2020 Presidential Debate. Did anyone win the debate (41:30)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Los Angeles Clippers fire Doc Rivers; NFL dealing with Titans coronavirus outbreak (9/29)
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Today's word of the day is 'vision' as in I want to share my vision as in selling a vision to your team as in when you're the owner of a team you have a vision to win a title every year as in Steve Ballmer and the Los Angeles Clippers fired Doc Rivers after blowing a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets. Let's talk about what went wrong here and how Steve Ballmer handled this situation (0:06). BREAKING COVID NEWS! PUT YOUR MASK ON AND GET OUT OF THE HUDDLE! There is a coronavirus outbreak in the NFL right now inside the Tennessee Titans organizations. Three players and five staff tested positive and now everything is shut down. Titans played the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday so the Vikings shut down. So what happens next (12:09)? The Philadelphia Phillies failed. Bryce Harper failed. Joe Girardi failed. Matt Klentak failed. J.T. Realmuto is about to enter free agency. Is there anyway the Phillies can avoid a complete disaster? What happens on a team charter plane (19:37)? Well, we have an issue with the San Francisco 49ers and offensive coach Katie Sowers. Sowers sister went public saying it was ridiculous that her sister had to fly coach on the team charter while other coaches sat in first class. Let's talk about seating charts and how they work (27:19). Review - The Devil All The Time (34:15). MLB postseason is here and we got a good one tonight. The New York Yankees take on the Cleveland Indians and Gary Sanchez is not in the lineup. The Yankees say it's a 'catching decision'.... yea right. Let me explain this personal catcher decision (36:45). What else is happening in the playoffs? Josh Donaldson... the multi-million dollar man for the Minnesota Twins... not on the active roster... uh-oh (39:15). We'll end today with a list of wait to sees and how they went. #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Everything we learned from MLB regular season and Wild Card predictions (9/28)
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Here's everything we learned from MLB regular season. The season was in jeopardy to and no one thought we'd have a season, but it's playoff time. When we look back on the 2020 season what will we most remember? Let's start with the fighting between MLB and MLBPA (0:06). What about the amount of games? Well, 60 games is too little, but 162 games may be too many (1:15). Players need Spring Training in the worst way (7:20). Who is the best value signing in the past couple of years? He plays for the Yankees (10:05). What about the Red Sox season? Now that Ron Roenicke lasted just one season... what will that team do (13:00)? What about the Phillies and Angels? Disaster (15:00). What was the biggest takeaway? We all missed baseball (17:45). Let's get to the Wild Card round predictions! Who will make it through (21:15)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
The final Power 5 conference has spoken: the Pac-12 is returning to play (9/25)
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Today's word of the day is 'Gary Coleman' as in "What you talkin' bout Willis!?" as in what are you trying to say as in Oregon president Michael Schill said the Pac-12 returning to play college football HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MONEY. Excuse me? This decision to play was SOLELY about money (0:06). We hate having to talk about the same things over and over and over again, but Adam Gase loves to provide content. What could he possibly say now that caught our attention? Well, the New York Jets are banged up and when asked about who will play wide receiver for team he said this... (8:25) Who's watching the NBA right now? The officials are. Eyes close on the Lakers-Nuggets because the league really really wants the Lakers in the Finals (12:22). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the new MLB deal with Turner and what it meant for team spending. Do these billions mean anything for team payroll? Allow me to answer (21:15). Review - The Right Stuff (31:00). How is Steve Cohen already making announcements about the New York Mets hiring a new president when he's not the owner yet? This is a very perplexing situation. Let's discuss this (35:00). It's been four years since the tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jośe Fernández. I want to take this time to remember him and his greatness (41:15). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
Explaining verdict in Breonna Taylor ruling; Biggest stories in MLB (9/24)
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Today's word of the day is 'tragedy' as in "not all tragedy is a crime" as in explaining what happened with the verdict in Kentucky in the Breonna Taylor case. It has been a big topic in this country especially in the sports world. Athletes and celebrities have been calling for months for the officers in Louisville, Ky to be arrested in Breonna Taylor's death. So let me explain right now what a grand jury is, how this ruling came to be, and why a settlement was reached. These are just facts about the case. No opinion.....(0:06) Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore has scathing words for the MLBPA. This is about the instructional league. What is this issue that he has? Why is it so important (14:50)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I would fire the team doctor for the Los Angeles Chargers after what happened to starting QB Tyrod Taylor. What happened to him? He had his lung punctured by the team doctor while getting an injection for a rib injury... just before kick off (25:00)! Review - Challenger: Final Flight (34:00). Let's run through some big MLB headlines. The San Diego Padres are in trouble. Mike Clevinger left Wednesday's game after an inning with a biceps injury and that is bad news. What will happen come playoff time if he can't pitch (39:15)? Trevor Bauer is going to win the NL Cy Young. He is pitching like a real threat and now the Cincinnati Reds are in a good playoff position (41:25). Ending today with some NBA talk. Will the Denver Nuggets tie the series at two with the Los Angeles Lakers (44:50)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says 2021 postseason expansion will be different than 2020 (9/23)
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Today's word of the day is 'marginalize' as in to treat as insignificant or peripheral as in what MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said about this season's postseason format. Why would he say that? This postseason was expanded to 16 teams, but it won't be like that next season. Manfred said they spoke about 14 teams for a 'regular' year. What about the World Series? Manfred said he wants fans in the stands (0:06). What's happening in the NBA? Not on the court, I'm talking off the court. Adam Silver spoke on Tuesday and said the league likely won't start until January 2021 now. One of the biggest threats to the NBA bubble is not just covid, but also the impact on the mental health of the players. This is why the league cannot afford a bubble again for a full season (13:05). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Denver Nuggets-Los Angeles Lakers series. They wanted to know how critical the Game 3 win was for the Nuggets (21:00). Review - A Beautiful Planet (30:00). Let's talk about Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. First it was his comments on Tom Brady. Now it's his comments on Rob Gronkowski. What have we learned about this situation (34:20)? We'll end today talking about masks again. The NFL fined more coaches for not wearing masks properly. The total money fined is now at $1.75M in ONE WEEKEND alone! Will this continue (41:35)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
NFL hands down massive fine for masks; Are Mets targeting Brian Cashman from Yankees? (9/22)
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Today's word of the day is 'somebody stop me!' as in Jim Carey as in The Mask as in NFL coaches were fined HUGE money for not wearing a mask this weekend. Not really not wearing a mask, but not wearing it properly. What do these fines mean? Were these too big of fines? Let's talk about it (0:06). Michael Jordan is starting a NASCAR team with driver Denny Hamlin. His first driver... Bubba Wallace. Jordan is dipping his toes into the NASCAR waters... why (9:40)? MLB continues to show that they are now 'woke'. The league announced yesterday that MLB and MLBPA would donate $10M to Players Alliance. Let's discuss where and what this money is going to (16:35). Review - Top 5 Billy Murray movies (23:45). What's Steve Cohen doing today? Rumors and rumors and rumors are coming out about moves he'd like to make as owner of the New York Mets. He still hasn't been voted in as the new owner and now we have reports that Brian Cashman could be moving from the Yankees to the Mets as the team's new GM... NOT A CHANCE (28:30). Let's get back to the NFL. Matt Patricia has been a complete failure as the head coach of the Detroit Lions. When should a team fire a coach (36:30)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
NFL weekend overshadowed by death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (9/21)
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Today's word of the day is 'fervent' as in the final words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Who was she? A legend, that's who. Let me fill in some listeners on who she was and what she meant to this country. Not only was she one of the most prominent Supreme Court justices ever... she lived a fascinating life of purpose (0:06). The show goes on; on the field and off the field. What happened this weekend in the NFL? Injuries. All the injuries. Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey, Nick Bosa, Cam Sutton, Drew Lock, Jimmy Garoppolo, Davante Adams and MORE! It was a horrible weekend for injuries (12:40). Review - 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards (27:00). Where's MLB at right now? We're entering the final week of the shortened covid regular season. Who's clinched? The New York Yankees are finally back to playing good baseball. Besides that it's boring in the American League, the real race is in the National League. Justin Verlander missed the entire season with a forearm injury and now he needs Tommy John surgery. Oh boy, he's owed $33M next season and will miss it, his final year on his deal. The worst part about the shortened season? The Washington Nationals. Last season the team was 19-31 and won the World Series. This season the team is 19-30 and will miss the postseason (32:45). Celtics coach Brad Stevens was in danger of his locker room losing control after falling 0-2 to Miami Heat. The team came out and thrashed the Heat in Game 3. How did he do this (43:15)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Terry Virts | Astronaut (9/18)
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NASA astronaut Terry Virts joins Nothing Personal for a Samson Sit-Down. They talk about all things space including how to become an astronaut, what it's like to be in space, and even aliens! Terry Virts new book 'How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth' is now available. --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Let's use the rest of the time in 2020 to educate ourselves (9/17)
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Today's word of the day is 'survey' as in one was conducted and the results were scary. It was one on the Holocaust and the amount of young adults who didn't know 6 million Jews were killed is shocking. Let's talk about education and the dangers of ignoring history.... (0:06) MLB expanded playoffs is here and fans are BIG mad about this. Well, owners will never accept a 2nd year of this format. Here is why (12:15). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if Albert Pujols doesn't get to 700 career home runs will anyone currently playing get there. What a great question (22:00). Review - Triple Frontier (28:30). An update on some MLB picks and how bad the Phillies stink(32:40). Let me make some corrections (36:00). What's the deal with the Clippers? Now we hear about how dysfunctional that team actually was. Not great for next season (37:15). WE NEED TO VOTE. REGISTER TO VOTE. WE DON'T CARE HOW YOU VOTE, JUST VOTE! #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Big Ten announces college football will return this fall (9/16)
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Today's word of the day is 'unanimous' as in the voting process in the Big Ten as in college football was cancelled this fall in the conference and then un-cancelled after another vote by school presidents and chancellors. So what happened? What changed so much from the first vote that was 11-3 to NOT play and now 14-0 TO play (0:06). You know who's on vacation now? The Los Angeles Clippers are. What went wrong with that team? If I'm Clippers owner Steve Ballmer what am I doing today. Let's discuss (12:43). Review - Quincy (21:30). Dan McNeil was fired by 670 The Score after his comments about ESPN analyst and host Maria Taylor. Let's talk about Entercom's statement that was released about the firing. It was perfect. It's a good time to bring up freedom of speech and the consequences that come from it (25:15). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the MLB bubble. It has confirmed Texas and Southern California as the locations. What's the biggest takeaway from this (39:30)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
CBS Sports Presents: 'All Things Covered with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden'
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'All Things Covered' with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden' debuts on Tuesday, September 22nd with special guest Tyrann Mathieu. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden have made a living for their coverage skills on the football field, and while it's a different technique, they're now applying those traits on their new podcast 'All Things Covered'. Instead of wide receivers, tight ends and running backs, they'll be covering sports, entertainment, social issues, personal interests and more. Every Tuesday, the 8-time Pro Bowler Peterson and 2-time Super Bowl champion McFadden will discuss what's happening on the gridiron as well as what intrigues them off the field. Each week they'll welcome a star from the sports and entertainment world to have wide-ranging conversations about what interests them. Guests can include active or former football players but also athletes and influencers from other sports and walks of life. Football is how we know our hosts, but far from what defines Pat and BMac. The name says everything; expect all things to be covered! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
New York Mets fans are dancing in the streets today (9/15)
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Today's word of the day is '23' as in 23 votes needed as in Steve Cohen will be the new owner of the New York Mets if he gets 23 votes from MLB owners. So let's talk about this deal. What will change if anything with the Mets (0:06)? MLB has cancelled the General Manager's Meetings this winter and the Winter Meetings will likely be cancelled too. Is this a big deal for baseball? No (10:46). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I thought about Bruce Arian's comments on Tom Brady. They wanted to know if this sort of public criticism would work on Tom Brady (18:28). Review - The Social Dilemma (27:45). We'd like to take some time to update on my 'wait to see' observations (37:35). The Big Ten is starting to get on my nerves. The Presidents were supposed to meet together and vote on trying to get the season back. Now that the season has started and other conferences are playing the Big Ten feels left out. What happens next (41:30)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Are you ready for some football!?
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Today's word of the day is 'seurat' as in the famous painter Seurat as in Sunday Afternoon as in the NFL is back! Did you watch!? We had some great games in week one of the NFL season. Let's start things off with our dear friend Dan Snyder. How could Washington Football Team be back? Well, because Dan Snyder said he may just keep that name (0:06)! The New York Jets need a new football coach. Adam Gase is not the answer and he's proven time and time again why he shouldn't be coaching in the NFL (6:30). The biggest play of the weekend was pass interference in the Cowboys game. Of course it was (11:45). Giannis Antetokounmpo met with Milwaukee Bucks ownership over the weekend. Reports said they discussed the team moving forward, how much the team would spend on players to help its star, and a bunch of other fun things. What are these meetings like (16:58)? Review - Wildlife (28:45). What's going on in MLB? Did you all forget it was still happening? Marlins fans sure haven't. The Miami Marlins are the talk of MLB and Don Mattingly and Mike Hill deserve all the credit in the world (32:15). Albert Pujols hit his 660th home run over the weekend. He's one of the three best right-handed hitters of all time, but he isn't catching Alex Rodriguez (35:45). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the MLBPA could derail the MLB postseason bubble. With the playoffs starting in two weeks how big of a deal could this become (39:15)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
What happened inside MLB during 9/11 attacks
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Today's word of the day is 'surreal' as in what happened on September 11, 2001. Let me walk you through what happened that day when I was vice president of the Montreal Expos. We'll talk about what went down that day inside baseball; from conversations with the government to the discussions that were had behind-closed-doors in MLB. --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
What else is 2020 going to throw at us?
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Today's word of the day is 'apocalypse' as in what else is going to happen this year as in coronavirus as in hurricanes as in west coast wildfires. We live in one of the most insane years ever and it just keeps getting crazier. With the NFL season about to kickoff tonight, this weekend the San Francisco 49ers host the Arizona Cardinals, but THE SKY IS RED! The air quality is so poor because of the fire that the game might not happen (0:06). Steve Nash is the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. It's a big hire because he's a former 2-time NBA MVP. A question came up at his press conference about 'white privilege' and let's discuss his response (9:53). Review - I'm Thinking of Ending Things (20:15). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me my thoughts on Justin Timberlake being added to a group trying to expand MLB into Nashville following my thoughts on Jennifer Lopez and the Mets. Let me take you to business class very quickly. How does the sale of authentics work for teams (27:00)? The Milwaukee Brewers claim their sales are down and the Atlanta Braves say their sales are up. Hmm (32:15). Bubble talk! Bubble talk! Some Lakers players are upset about late-night games and not enough time off. The GM for the Jazz wants to adapt the bubble scheduling to the regular season. Let's look at the NBA trying to take a page from MLB playbook and why it likely won't work... or will it (39:15)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
It's time for JLo and Arod to give up on their New York Mets dream
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Today's word of the day is 'dinero' as in the green, the money, the cash flow. We all just want that dinero. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are back in the news again because they won't give up on their dream to buy the Mets. Even though Steve Cohen has gotten the exclusive right to buy the team. Why is this important? Because some of the things they said they would GUARANTEE if they bought the Mets were RIDICULOUS! Let me explain (0:06). Politicians sent letters to Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and to the Big Ten presidents. I've dealt with a ton of politician letters in my time. Here's what happens (14:07). Leonard Fournette said for the first time in his career he has a QB to play with. I didn't appreciate him saying this. Not because it could be true, but because there's no need for it (24:00). What could be the biggest threat to an NFL season this year? Injuries. Same thing with MLB. I had told you listeners that MLB players weren't ready. I don't think NFL players are ready either (29:54). Review - Mulan (37:15). Let's end today with some NBA talk. How good are the Miami Heat? Did anyone see the Milwaukee Bucks going home this soon? We did here. Because the bubble is located in Upset City, USA (41:40). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Serving you a Labor Day Weekend sports update (9/8)
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Today's word of the day is 'default' as in what happened to Novak Djokovic as in he got the boot from the U.S. Open for hitting accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball (:06). This was the story of the sports weekend. It's been quite the summer for tennis bad boy. Will this hurt The Joker from catching Roger Federer? I need to address something that happened last Thursday. We were wrong to jump on a story that we thought was credible and it turned out to not be. We're referring to the Penn State athletic doctor and his report on covid-19. It seems like there was confusion on the public's part and we reported on that (10:10). The one thing I will say is this was not political. It was commentary on what was happening. Review - Love (18:45). What has happened to the New York Yankees (23:30)? They have become a complete disaster recently. Currently sitting at the 8-seed. S.O.S! IF this team doesn't make an expanded postseason...... What else happened in baseball this weekend? Max Fried, hurt. Eric Hosmer, hurt. Javy Baez is very upset with not being allowed to use the replay-review system during games. Just another weekend in MLB. So You Wanna Talk To Samson (31:30)!? Someone asked me how Nationals GM Mike Rizzo could possibly be thrown out of a game for not wearing a mask IN A STADIUM SUITE! Let's talk about umpire Joe West. WOOF! Let's finish today's show talking about Lionel Messi (42:45). He announced that he will be staying in Barcelona for at least this final season on his deal. Will he ever sign another deal with Barcelona again? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Dave McGillivray | Race Director of Boston Marathon
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Dave McGillivray joins Nothing Personal with David Samson. McGillivray is the Race Director of the Boston Marathon. He also is an ultra marathon runner and author. The two talk the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, becoming an Ironman, and running the 777 (7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents).  --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (9/4)
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David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related. -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
What not to say: David Tepper & Kirk Cousins edition (9/3)
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Today’s word of the day is ‘selfless’ as in David Tepper, owner of the Carolina Panthers, made some staff cuts, BUT, he did it for them! That’s according to him. He said these are difficult times, but the cutting of someone’s position is better for them because ’it’s not good to have an individual sit idle for a year,’... excuse me (0:12)? Kirk Cousins made headlines yesterday for his comments about the pandemic and wearing a mask. He responded the ole Ivan Drogo way.. If I die, I die. Cousins decided later on in the day to walk back some of his comments (11:20). Review - Big Time Adolescence (26:28). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I ever remember a manager candidate declining publicly that they weren’t a candidate, but they were actually a candidate (28:55). Okay. Let me get this out there right now... Aaron Boone would not have his pitchers throw at the Rays. He wouldn’t do it. Aroldis Chapman and Kevin Cash were always getting suspended (35:52). Penn State’s director of Athletic Medicine just dropped some breaking news about coronavirus. It is damning evidence against why the Big Ten are NOT playing football this fall. Will anyone trust science now (41:55)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
The new AL East Rivalry: Yankees v. Rays? (9/2)
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Today's word of the day is 'headhunting' as in the Yankees and Rays now have some big time beef. Aroldis Chapman threw a 101 mph pitch at a Rays players' head and that was enough. Benches cleared after the game. And Rays manager Kevin Cash did NOT hold back with his comments on the Yankees (0:06). What about the old Yankees rivals? We're talking Boston Red Sox. What did they do yesterday to stir the pot with their fan base? Well, they tweeted out a meme about the 'reset' of the luxury tax. Uh oh. Let's talk about the troubles of that tweet and what exactly the luxury tax is (8:15). What happens when a manager is 'blindsided' by a trade? Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said that happened to him in the Cameron Maybin trade (17:47). Review - Bill & Ted Face The Music (24:30). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the title on a player of being 'injury prone' being not fair to the player, but more indicative of the medical/training staff and ownership (28:30). CONFERENCE CALL TIME! Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren received a phone call from President Donald Trump about trying to get college football this fall. WHAT?!?!? Will this play any factor in the decision to play Big Ten football this fall? Roger Goodell talked about fan in the stands again. This time it was about 'competitive advantage'. He said there is no advantage for having fans in the stands.... huh (35:30)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
THE BIG TEN IS BACK! ... in the news again
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Today's word of the day is 'discovery' as in a lawsuit by Nebraska football players against the Big Ten conference. Is football going to come back this fall? Well, President Donald Trump said he wants to see it happen. Let's go to law school (0:06). Dan Snyder has been a content machine for this show. Not in a great way. The Washington Football Team is now being investigated by the NFL because of MORE allegations about the culture of the team. Disaster (13:10). What's happening with Real Salt Lake? Remember we talked about about the owner Dell Loy Hansen and if MLS would force him to sell? Remember? Well he's selling (19:34). Review - Drunk Parents (26:00). MLB made a very quiet announcement today and we need to fill you in. It has to do with Minor League Baseball. Let's shine a light on this. It isn't pretty (29:00). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me my thoughts on why I think the NBA has set the bar on social issues (42:05). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Bonus Pod: MLB Trade Deadline Winners & Losers
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You knew you were going to get an MLB Trade Deadline bonus pod! Let's go through some winners and losers of the deadline. Loser alert! The Texas Rangers opened a new ballpark this year and had to become sellers. The New York Yankees didn't make a move! What!? The Cleveland Indians traded away Mike Clevinger! WHY!? How about the winners? The San Diego Padres are the big winners of the deadline. Landing the big fish in Mike Clevinger was the move. This team is ready for October. You all think I hate on the Marlins.. I don't! The Miami Marlins are winners! A deal for Griffin Conine was good. Getting Starling Marte was good! For some teams not making a move is makers you a winner. The Los Angeles Dodgers were that. They are that good, no need to make a trade. --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
San Diego Padres blockbuster deal on Deadline Day (8/31)
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Today's word of the day is 'Monty Hall' as in Let's Make a Deal as in it's MLB trade deadline day. So what goes down during the trade deadline? What are teams doing? Well, the San Diego Padres had a very busy weekend. They made a blockbuster deal for Cleveland Indians starter Mike Clevinger. The Padres were in on plenty other deals too. Will this work out for the team? How did Mike Clevinger make his way out of Cleveland? What are the Indians doing? Last year it was Trevor Bauer, this year it's Mike Clevinger. Bad teams stay bad by doing bad deals (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me to update on the sale on the New York Mets now that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are out of it (19:19). Let's honor Chadwick Boseman, Cliff Robinson, and John Thompson (29:30). Review - The Binge (35:40). Ending the show with some New York Yankees talk. How much trouble is this team in? More specifically, how much trouble is Brian Cashman in (39:10)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
New York Mets incompetence is nothing new (8/28)
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Today's word of the day is 'sampson' as in misspelling my name as in Brody's as in how the New York Mets misspelled Brodie Van Wagenen's name in a press release last night. Why was a press release warranted? Well, Brodie got caught on a live mic talking poorly about MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and owner Jeff Wilpon. What a disaster. How as this leaked? IT WASN'T! The Mets 'accidentally' posted the feed onto the team's website. Woof (0:06). The NBA continues to get things right. Regardless of what your view is on them, just listen to me here. Games will be played on Saturday. After two days of protest. After countless meetings. After getting tangible action items listed. Let's hope change soon comes. But something happened in one of those meetings that needs to be talked about. Patrick Beverley said something so disrespectful to union boss Michelle Roberts that Chris Paul, Udonis Haslem, and other players had to put him in check. Wow (16:55). Review - Lean on Pete (28:20). For the first time in NPDS history - we have the best statement released of all time by a team... the Baltimore Ravens (32:55). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I think that the owner of the Real Salt Lake MLS team should be forced to sell his team after his most recent comments about players protesting (38:30). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
The night the sports world stopped (8/27)
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Today's word of the day is '2020' as in it has been a year to remember and a year to forget. Last night the Milwaukee Bucks decided to boycott Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs. What happened after that was historic. NBA games were postponed (0:06). MLB games were stopped (27:25). WNBA games weren't played. NHL went on business as usual (32:42). Meetings were had. Phone calls were made. Let's walk through what happened and what happens next. From players to owners and everyone else. This show is part business, part personal (39:15). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Is a potential boycott going to happen in the NBA? (8/26)
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Today's word of the day is 'boycott' as in NBA players are meeting to talk about potentially sitting out games of the playoffs. Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet was very open about his thoughts on how troubling things are to have to focus on playing basketball right now. Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart spoke about a potential boycott. What's happening in the NBA and is there anything the league can do (0:06)? Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George opened up about his mental health. He was honest about the anxiety and depression that he's been suffering from (16:57). The Detroit Lions cancelled practice yesterday and the players met with the media. Let's talk about this (23:08). Review - Sinatra: All or Nothing At All (31:00). This is the biggest sports story of the day. Messi wants out of Barcelona. His eyes are set on Manchester City. The one problem? An $825M clause in his contract that he will now dispute with the club (34:20). Uh oh. Breaking news alert! Indiana Pacers have fired head coach Nate McMillan just a few weeks after signing him to an extension. What a disaster that release was (40:30). Quick follow up on the Cleveland Indians... would you look at that... Mike Clevinger is back tonight for the team. Plesac was told there's 'no opportunity at the big league level' at the moment. Yea, right... (44:10) #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
CBS Sports Presents: 'Fantasy Football Today in 5' podcast
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Fantasy Football Today in 5, the fastest way to keep up with fantasy football, debuts on Monday, August 31. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Football Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win your league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Join host Adam Aizer and a rotating cast of analysts including Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard, Heath Cummings and Ben Gretch as they guide you to a Fantasy championship. The FFT crew will filter through the news cycle and deliver what matters most from a Fantasy perspective so you can make your start/sit moves, Waiver Wire transactions and trades before breakfast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
NBA bubble has been punctured (8/25)
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Today's word of the day is 'statement' as in Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers released statements following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Let's discuss the statements each team released and the difficult position sports team are now in.... (0:06) The Process is over. The Philadelphia 76ers were swept by the Boston Celtics in the First Round of the playoffs. The team announced the following day that head coach Brett Brown has been fired. All that trust in the process for nothing. An epic failure (15:22). What about what's going on in South Beach? Well, the Sixers shipped Jimmy Butler out of town and now the he's with the Miami Heat. And the Heat are moving on in the playoffs. Pat Riley deserves more credit than he gets for how the Heat survived the fallout of the Big 3 era (26:20). Review - The Highway men (35:00). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what is going on with Plesac and Clevinger with the Cleveland Indians. Are they going to come back anytime soon now that the club needs a starter (38:30)? So what's going on with college football? Well, the AP ranked teams and for whatever reasons teams who won't even being playing are in it! Why (42:10)!? #waittosee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Just another manic Monday in the NFL (8/24)
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Today's word of the day is 'altercation' as in Earl Thomas gets into a fight in practice and the Baltimore Ravens choose to release him. Now a legal battle will take place over the money the team could owe Thomas. So how are these altercations handled inside the front office? Let's talk more about releasing players (0:06). This time it comes in MLB when the San Francisco Giants decided to DFA Hunter Pence. What does this mean? Why did Gabe Kapler say what he said after this happened (10:10)? MLB is seven days away from the MLB Trade Deadline. Who are buyers? Who are sellers? Who is here to just BS their fans (18:47)? Review - Yellowstone Season 3 (31:30). Anything else happening in the NFL? Nightmares. It came out that 77 players tested positive for coronavirus across 11 different teams! That's bad. Oh it came from a testing lab in New Jersey and it got all the results wrong? Oh all those players who tested positive had their retest come back negative? Perfect (34:08). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me for my thoughts on the recent interview Roger Goodell did speaking about Colin Kaepernick. He even released a statement about it on Monday morning (41:00). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Your favorite MLB team STINKS (8/21)
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Today's word of the day is 'jackson' as in Janet Jackson as in what have you done for me lately. What's going on with your favorite MLB team? How mad are you at the offseason signings or the lack of signings or guys you hate who are doing great? Well, let's run through some teams and talk about why your team stinks. The Marlins were the team of the century and now... they stink (0:06)! And the New York Mets had someone test positive so their series with the Marlins is now over and their series against the Yankees is postponed. Perfect (2:03). How about those Yankees? It looks like everyday someone new is on the IL for them. Judge, Stanton, Paxton, Torres... who else (8:00)!? Update on Thom Brennaman. His career is toast... or it should be (13:04). Our old friend Joe Maddon is back in the show today.. why? Because the Angels STINK! Absolutely stink. $245M to Rendon, $426M for Mike Trout. What a mess (15:22). How about the Phillies? STINK! All that spending and no results to show for it (22:54). Review - We Are Freestyle Love Supreme (28:15). NBA free agency could be delayed. This is going to be a nightmare for teams (31:30). Raptors president Masai Ujiri released a statement after the video was made public. This is powerful and presidential (35:35). We'll end the show today with Derrius Guice. Released by the Washington Football Team for an arrest, charged with assault, battery, and felony strangulation. Could he be any worse? Yes, yes he can. Now two former LSU women allege he raped them when he was there. This is disturbing. This is awful. This should never happen (40:02). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
The easiest way to get fired (8/20)
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Today's word of the day is 'Castellanos' as in Nick Castellanos as in the worst home run call of all time as in what was Thom Brennaman thinking! Last night he was broadcasting for the Cincinnati Reds against the Kansas City Royals and he got caught on a hot mic using a homophobic slur. Panic spread. Things happened. He was caught. So what did he do? He tried giving an apology on air and in the middle of that apology, Nick Castellanos hit a home run, and Thom STOPPED HIS APOLOGY to call the home run! What happens now (0:06))? Business. The Big Ten is a straight 'clusterduck' (darn autocorrect) - what's been happening lately with that conference? Mayhem. Let's get you up to speed (28:25). Review - The Lost Husband (38:35). Pirates president Travis Williams has tested positive for coronavirus. The team released a statement. Today has been the show of statements so let's end with one (42:35). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
My plan for an MLB postseason bubble (8/19)
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Today's word of the day is 'bubblicious' as in immediate burst of flavor as in bubble gum as in how would an MLB bubble work. Well, I'm glad you asked. This is how a postseason bubble could work. And if you see that an MLB bubble is actually happening, just remember you heard all the details here first (0:06). So let's now talk about the NBA bubble. It has worked... no positive tests, no fans, tons of games... it works... BUT what's happening with the best teams in the bubble. It hasn't been good. Raptors president Masai Ujiri is filing a countersuit against an Alameda County sheriff for what transpired after the Toronto won the championship in Golden State. Video was released yesterday that was shocking and scary. Urjiri was sued by an Alameda County sheriff back in 2019 and now that we see the footage... it's a joke. But not a funny one at all (16:45). What's happening with the Charlotte Hornets? Well, one of the team's broadcasters is now suspended for tweeting a racial slur. He said it was by accident, but that's not how this works (29:38). Review - Running Down a Dream (36:30). An update on the Rangers-Padres drama. We need to stop with all the headhunting. It's bad for the sport (41:00). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
MLB has to get rid of that unwritten rulebook (8/18)
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Today's word of the day is 'unwritten' as in baseball's unwritten rules. It's time to burn that book. Kill it with fire. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grandslam up 10-3 in the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers and all hell broke loose. What a sham (0:06). Speaking about coaches and managers.... Joe Judge is making his training camp debut as the New York Giants head coach and he wants NO names on practice jersey. Why? Because coaches love these ridiculous things (15:01). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if all these reports about All Star weekend in 2021 for the NBA was to be postponed because of hotel reservations being canceled (21:15). Review - Project Power (32:20). Now let's talk about some fans. NFL is ready to come back and the Chiefs say 22 percent capacity, Cowboys want the boxes full, MLB still says no fans, SEC set up rules and regulations for fans... fans, fans, fans! How will any of this work (36:10)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
College football has lost its collective mind! (8/17)
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Today's word of the day is 'petition' as in Ohio State QB Justin Fields started a petition asking the Big Ten to un-cancel the 2020 season. Parents of players from Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, and Iowa all sent letters to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren asking, sorry, demanding answers about the canceled season. This is ridiculous. What is going on (0:06)? So... how are the Red Sox doing this year? WOOF! But hey, they had the infamous team meeting outside their hotel. Chaim Bloom spoke to the media about how bad things have gone (12:30). Good thing for the Red Sox is that the Cleveland Indians are an even bigger disaster story. Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac were optioned down because the team needed to do something. Why would the Indians do this? Well, because their own teammates were willing to opt-out from the season if it didn't happen. What (19:05)? Review - Detroit (26:00). The Washington Football Team has hired the first black president in NFL history. Why do you think Dan Snyder did this? Let's talk about the hiring of Jason Wright (30:10). MLB's season is already 1/3 finished. If you blinked you missed it. Yet, here we are still getting new coronavirus rules. Perfect. I would like to take this time to talk about two of my favorite people in the world of Major League Baseball... Scott Boras and Trevor Bauer (36:10). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Jayson Stark | The State of MLB
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Jayson Stark joins Nothing Personal for a conversation on the state of MLB in 2020. He is a senior baseball writer for The Athletic. He and David discuss how irregular the season has been, the injury problem, and where teams stand ahead of the trade deadline. --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2020
From the NFL to MLB: you can't stop players from being players (8/14)
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Today's word of the day is 'nailed' as in he got nailed as in Kemah Siverand, rookie for the Seattle Seahawks, was just cut on Thursday for breaking team rules. What were those rules? Well, he got caught sneaking a woman into the team's hotel. NOT JUST THAT! It was reported that she was dressed in disguise in Seahawks clothing! WHAT (0:06)!? So Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach Plesac released a video on social media and he did EVERYTHING wrong. He blamed everyone, but himself for his own actions. This is a terrible look (7:04). Mark Emmert has finally spoken! The NCAA has woken him up from his slumber and he speaks (18:57)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how I felt about the booing that went on during the FC Dallas v. Nashville game in Dallas whilst both teams kneeled during the National Anthem (24:43). Review - Summerland (35:30). St. Louis Cardinals are back to playing baseball. What impact will this have on the rest of the league (40:00)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
The NFL goes where Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys take it (8/13)
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Today's word of the day is 'grace' as in Jerry Jones is back as in the NFL is back. So what did he have to say? Well, he talked about showing 'grace' when talking about kneeling for the anthem, he talked about not giving Dak Prescott a new deal, and he talked about getting fans in the stands. So now what happens? Whatever Jerry wants (0:06). Then you look at what's going on in the NBA bubble and you realize how wrong Jerry Jones is. Patrick Beverly was very vocal because of the grief he's been dealing with with things going on in Chicago. His quote was very direct and very deep. We need to all look at ourselves and our fandom. I made mistakes in my career when dealing with players and their personal problems. I realize now how wrong I was (10:45). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Joe Kelly recently went on Ross Stripling's podcast and had some choice words about the Houston Astros. So someone asked me if the Astros now have a bigger beef with the Los Angeles Dodgers than the Dodgers had with the Astros. This is a good one (28:41). Review - What We Do In The Shadows (32:25). Let's end the show with more bubble talk because the NBA is doing something that's SO insane it just makes you laugh (38:10). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
College football is making MLB look like a perfect league (8/12)
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Today's word of the day is 'cornhuskers' as in Nebraska as in what in the world is that school doing. The Big Ten decided to cancel the fall season and now Nebraska wants to go rogue. Do they not care about the wellbeing of their athletes? The Big Ten as a conference took a stand and Nebraska has been shameful in this decision. I need to explain to everybody what is going on with college football, why unions will NOT work, and why nobody is listening (0:06). And now back to some bubble talk. Reports are out that MLB might want a bubble for the 2020 postseason. I wonder where you've heard that before... Well, will a bubble work if players can't follow rules right now? The Cleveland Indians are dealing with this issue now. Now that Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac have been put on the restricted list by the team Francisco Lindor has spoken up about how ashamed he is (17:27). Review - Grey's Anatomy (30:05). NHL talk! NHL talk! Come and get your NHL talk! I find it completely unacceptable that two teams had to play a 5OT playoff game. There's a better way than that (33:40). Let's end today talking about the Boston Red Sox. We've talked a lot about Mookie Betts, but how are things going for the Red Sox with the players they traded for (41:55)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
Big Ten cancels fall football season... now what? (8/11)
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Today's word of the day is 'now what' as in now what's going to happen in the Big Ten? The conference Presidents have voted and football will not be played this fall. It hopes to play in the Spring, but who knows. Scott Frost talked on Monday and said we will play. Jim Harbaugh released a statement on Monday that Michigan wants to play football and they're prepared to do so. None of that will be happening so... now what (0:06)? Let's give an update on the Cleveland Indians. Mike Clevenger was caught out with Zach Plesac, and he was sent home too. What an absolute mess this has become (18:09)! And now MLB hands down suspensions for Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron and Athletics player Ramon Laureano. 20 games for Cintron and 6 games for Laureano. Was that deserved (22:06)? How about MLB players deciding to opt-out now? Well it's happened to the New York Mets. Pitcher Marcus Stroman who was coming back from a calf injury decided to opt-out of the season once he was able to accrue enough service time to become a free agent after this season (29:17). Review - The Secret: Dare to Dream (38:40). Let's end the show talking about injuries in MLB again. This has become a serious, serious problem (41:15). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Big Ten leading charge to cancel college football season (8/10)
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Today's word of the day is 'power' as in the Power Five or as in who has all the power. Right now in college football things are happening. A report came out that the Big Ten Presidents got together and have voted 12-2 to cancel the fall season. So what will the other conferences in the Power Five do? Is the Big 12 waiting for the Pac-12? Is the SEC going to go on without everyone else? Did anyone wake up someone from the NCAA and let them know what's going (0:06)? Now let's move onto MLB. History was made. The Cleveland Indians sent pitcher Zach Plesac home! Not because he wasn't pitching great, not because he said something controversial, not because he missed a meeting... he was sent home for breaking protocol and leaving the hotel in Chicago to go out with friends. UNBELIEVABLE (16:45)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how I would have dealt with the Tyler Skaggs situation if I was president of the team. Word came out that an employee of the Angels was charged for providing drugs to Tyler Skaggs that ultimately led to his death (21:50). Review - Point of No Return (36:50). I'm so sick of the Houston Astros. But if you're Athletics Ramon Lauerano... what are you doing charging their dugout! What will baseball do now (39:20)? #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Jim Harbaugh can't beat Ohio State so he's resorted to using the Snitch Line (8/7)
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Today's word of the day is 'rivalry' as in what Jim Harbaugh and Michigan mean to Ryan Day and Ohio State. The two coaches had a conference call and Harbaugh actually used his time to snitch on Ohio State! I could not believe what I heard from Harbaugh. Let's talk about rivalries in sports and where one rival will go to get at the other (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? The SEC is doing everything they can to play football this fall. Today the conference released health protocols. Well, on Thursday the Big Sky cancelled the fall season. So someone asked me what the heck is going on in college football (11:20). Review - What Happened, Nina Simone (20:30)? On Thursday I said Texas Tech had no choice but to fire women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings. Late Thursday they did...good (26:20). Let's talk a little about the Miami Marlins. The biggest story in MLB. Can they be the great underdog story and make a run to the postseason (27:30)? LeBron James has some interesting quotes about the Lakers struggles inside the bubble. They have not been a great team so far. Let's talk about that quote and how strange it was to hear this (30:00). I need to make a correction from a past show. I said Shohei Ohtani was the highest paid Japanese player of all time... that wasn't even close to being true (37:30). Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson and the team had to issue an apology after Thursday's game because he celebrated by doing a Nazi salute. Is this what he meant to do? Probably not. Was he wrong for this? Definitely. We all need to be better (42:00). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
MLB doing what it can to save 2020 season (8/6)
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Today's word of the day is 'Orwellian' as in George Orwell as in MLB is now acting as Big Brother and watching over the players now like hawks. New protocols have been issued by MLB. Players are now enforcing rules. Changes are happening. MLB is trying to save baseball (0:06). I had said before the MLB season started that players were NOT ready for the season. What have we seen now? Injuries. So many injuries. This is a major problem. Where do I even start? Scherzer, Strasburg, Osuna, Verlander, Ohtani, Soroka... and on and on it goes (13:55). Now let's talk about what's happening at Texas Tech. It has to do with the women's basketball team and the complete and udder negligence shown by the coaching staff (22:15). Review - Woodstock Documentary (32:30). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I would do if my players wore shirts in support of a candidate that was running against one of the owners of the team. This is the case in the WNBA with players wearing "Vote Warnock" shirts before games to oppose Sen. Kelly Loeffler (37:00). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Is the NCAA ready for a college football season? (8/5)
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Today's word of the day is 'NCAA' as in college athletics as in college football as in what is this mess we're dealing with? UCONN announced today that it would be cancelling its football season (0:06). The Big Ten released its schedule for the fall season. How did this happen? I have some questions. And as we were talking Big Ten the athletes released a statement on The Players' Tribune. They listed some items that they want taken care of before they agree to play this season. We need to talk about what I agree with in this release (12:00). The Pac-12 is taking out loans for their schools in case they lose revenue this year. This is fascinating and I need to explain this to you all (18:45). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I believed it was possible that Colorado State football coaches told players not to report coronavirus symptoms (23:42). Now let's talk about false positives. Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was put on the covid-IR after a positive test that came back as a false-positive (33:45). Review - Rolling Thunder Revue - A Bob Dylan Story (42:30). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Joe Vardon takes us inside the NBA bubble (8/5)
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Joe Vardon of The Athletic joins Nothing Personal to give us an inside look at the NBA bubble at Disney World in Orlando, FL. He talks bubble protocols, what the atmosphere is like, and how successful the NBA's bubble has been.  --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
MLB just going to keep on keeping on (8/4)
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Today's word of the day is 'salacious' as in the word Derek Jeter used to describe the Marlins behavior, or rather, the behavior the team did not engage in. So what exactly happened with the Marlins? How did this outbreak happen? Let's discuss what the team found out (0:06). We always talk about landing the plane and today I went so far off course my story ended up on a different continent. So back to baseball... Andrew McCutchen is NOT happy with the Miami Marlins. He had some choice words about how their actions have negatively impacted the rest of the league (14:50). We got an update from the St. Louis Cardinals on which players have test positive for covid-19. The biggest name was Yadier Molina who released a statement (20:00). Review - No Direction Home, Bob Dylan (25:25). Let's update everyone on the situation going on at Washington State with head coach Nick Rolovich (28:45). Let's talk about The Rock. Former WWE superstar, current action-movie star, and now co-owner of the XFL with Dany Garcia (25:15). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Jon Anik talks UFC Fight Island and getting his start in broadcasting
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The voice of the UFC Jon Anik joins Nothing Personal. He talks everything you need to know about what happened behind the scenes at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, his path that led him to the UFC, and what it's like to work for Dana White. --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
Yoenis Cespedes & the New York Mets: A Brodie Van Wagenen Special
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Today's word of the day is 'BVW' as in Brodie Van Wagenen as in what a mess the New York Mets are. Yoenis Cespedes goes AWOL before a game in Atlanta vs the Braves. The Mets released a statement saying that they couldn't find Cespedes then word came out that he was opting out. How did this happen (0:06)? There is an uprising happening in the Pac-12. A large group of players from various schools have released a list of demands that they want before they play college football this season (15:07). Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich is in deep water after a recorded phone conversation he had with a player was leaked. This is bad. Changes will happen (24:00). Review - That Thing You Do (30:50). MLB struggle bus continues to travel across the country. Let's update you on more nightmares and some positives (no not covid-19 test positives.) And the Marlins announced Derek Jeter will be meeting with the media on Monday afternoon so you know we'll have that covered tomorrow (33:45). No need to #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (8/1)
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David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related. ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2020
MLB has become a circus... whose fault is this? (7/31)
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Today's word of the day is 'circus' as in what MLB has become. Coronavirus outbreak has now spread to the St. Louis Cardinals, who now have to quarantine and postpone games. What about the Marlins? Is everything good with them? Nope! Any player or coach who has tested positive is hopping on a BUS!!! to travel from Philadelphia to Miami. A CIRCUS (0:06)! Now we have double-headers that will be just 7 innings long! Where did this come from? MLB is making it up on the fly (7:55). Anthony Rizzo was not happy with MLB during the Cubs rain delay on Thursday. He tweeted out that he wanted to know where in MLB's player safety protocols sitting around the stadium for hours and hours waiting to get word on a postponement. CIRCUS (11:51)! MLB needs some rule changes and they need them now. Here are some rules I would propose and enforce (15:59). Review - Birds of Prey (32:30). The NBA is back! The NBA is back! Bubbles are working! Let's discuss what's happening in Orlando (36:35). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
What's Rob Manfred's plan for MLB?
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Today's word of the day is 'vitriol' as in the public's emotion after the 8 game suspension was handed down to Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly for throwing at Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros. Let's break down all sides of this issue (0:06). MLB has come out with new covid-19 protocols after the outbreak with the Miami Marlins. Why didn't they have these in place before the season started (13:37)? This has been the year of tweaks. Another tweak in MLB is the extra-inning rule. I love it (23:41)! Review - The Rhythm Section (31:45). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the ongoing situation at Rutgers. I had sat down with President Jonathan Holloway for a Samson Sit-Down so this question makes sense. 15 players tested positive for covid-19 after attending a party on campus. Oh boy (35:00). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
MLB puts the Miami Marlins season on pause
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Today's word of the day is 'pause' as in what MLB did to the Miami Marlins. After the coronavirus outbreak with the Marlins, MLB had to do something. The team is stuck in Philadelphia. The Yankees-Phillies series was postponed. Phillies players and staff have tested negative for the 2nd day. Why is MLB allowing the Marlins to all the heat from fans and media (0:06)? I had said that teams weren't throwing at the Houston Astros on purpose... welp, I was wrong. Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly made that clear last night by throwing a fastball right by Alex Bregman's head. Benches cleared. Words were exchanged. This needs to stop (21:32). Review - Pistorius (27:35). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how likely an NBA bubble would be for next season given Michelle Robert's most recent comments (30:45). LeBron James says he will not initiate Zero Dark 30-23 this season. He would turn off social media and his cell phone in the past, but now because of the bubble things have changed significantly. Let's talk about players and their routines (38:12). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
Miami Marlins outbreak keeps getting worse for MLB
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Today's word of the day is 'anarchy' as in what's happening in MLB right now. After more positive tests came back for the Miami Marlins, a report came out that Washington Nationals players are refusing to travel to Miami this weekend for a three-game series (0:06). The Phillies-Yankees game for Tuesday has been postponed again. Yankees are heading back to New York. This is a MAJOR problem for MLB, but don't worry... Rob Manfred has it under control (4:27). The NFL set the opt-out deadline as August 3rd... well today a bunch of players decided to exercise that clause. Six Patriots alone have opted out on Tuesday. Let's discuss (11:35). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I expect managers to watch pitch counts during a shortened season like they would in a 162 game season (18:30). Review - A Kid from Coney Island (24:31). I've given Kyrie Irving a lot of flack in the past, but now it's time to give him some praise. What he's doing for the WNBA is amazing (29:00). Patrick Mahomes is now an MLB owner. It's happened. He has joined the Kansas City Royals ownership group. What does this mean (32:55)? More on Jamal Adams and the mess with the New York Jets (34:55). The extra-inning rule is already becoming controversial in MLB. Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger was very critical of this rule (38:00). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Marlins coronavirus outbreak could derail MLB season (7/27)
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Today's word of the day is 'outbreak' as in what has happened with the Miami Marlins. After 11 players have now tested positive for covid-19 MLB is scrambling to figure things out. Tonight's Yankees-Phillies game has been postponed because the Marlins just wrapped up a series on Sunday in Philadelphia. What would I do if I was involved with MLB? This is a long discussion (0:06). Now let's take a look at the NBA. What's going on with the bubble? Is it working? Well, Lou Williams tested the bubble investigation team. He went to Georgia for personal reasons, but was then caught at Magic City in Atlanta, breaking all the NBA bubble rules. This cannot happen (27:55). More bad MLB news: Justin Verlander could be out the rest of the season with a forearm injury. He says he will be reevaluated in a few weeks. Injuries were always going to happen. There was not enough time to get ready for the season (38:05). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
MLB announces expanded playoffs on Opening Day... what?
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Today's word of the day 'sixteen' as in MLB is expanding the postseason to 16 teams instead of 10 teams. Why is this happening? Why did they impose this on Opening Day? Who benefits and who doesn't (0:06)? Like I had told you all on Monday - the Toronto Blue Jays will play its season in Buffalo. Not in Pittsburgh. Not in Baltimore (12:04). Juan Soto was pulled from the Nationals lineup after testing positive for covid-19 before the opener against the Yankees, but it may have been a false positive. Let's have a conversation about these tests (15:23). Review - Only You (22:48). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if Bryce Harper's comments on J.T. Realmuto impact the Phillies and make them sign him long term (25:10). We've covered the New York Jets so much on this show. They are the most drama filled team in the NFL. Adam Gase and Jamal Adams are the topic of conversation for MONTHS now. Enough...(35:55) #waittosee ------------------------------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
MLB Opening Day is FINALLY HERE!
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Today's word of the day is 'over' as in the wait is over as in baseball is back! It's been months since MLB shutdown, but we're finally here. Opening Day. In July (0:06). Let's talk about pressure. Gerrit Cole is now a Yankee and the team is paying him major money to be the best. Will he be? Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Gary Sanchez... that's a dangerous lineup. Can they carry the Yankees to their first World Series title since 2009 (3:50). What about the Los Angeles Dodgers? Is it their time? They just signed Mookie Betts to a long-term deal that would keep him in LA until he's 40. The team is loaded with talent, like always. Will they be able to finally get that ring (14:32)? BREAKING - Washington will call itself the "Washington Football Team" until it adopts its new team name... what? This is ridiculous (18:57). The Cleveland Indians also released a statement on the possibility of changing the team name. Let's discuss this (20:38). Where will Toronto Blue Jays play their home games during the 2020 season? Not in Toronto. Not in Pittsburgh. Maybe Baltimore? Maybe Buffalo (23:12)? Review - Da 5 Bloods (28:58). Jets owner Woody Johnson is under investigation for racist and sexist comments made as Ambassador to the United Kingdom (30:50). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what my predictions are for the 2020 MLB season. Well... here they are (41:45). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Why are the Dodgers paying Mookie Betts right now!? (7/22)
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Today's word of the day is 'unbettlievable' as in Mookie Betts is close to a mega long-term deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. This was always going to happen, but why now!? What are the Dodgers doing? There is too much uncertainty with the financials. How do you think Gavin Lux feels about the deal. Lux is the Dodgers top prospect and he didn't make the Opening Day roster... we now know why (0:06). Chiefs defensive star Chris Jones just signed a long-term deal with the team. That wasn't the big news. He also said Patrick Mahomes texted him that he left money on the table so Jones could get paid...really (13:45)? The Washington (former Redskins) TBD made a hire yesterday. Julie Donaldson was named Senior VP of Media. Why did Daniel Snyder make this hire (18:23)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Glen Taylor wanting to sell the Minnesota Timberwolves for $1.2B. They wanted to know my thoughts on Taylor saying that he won't sell to someone who wants to move the team (22:30). The Islanders are about to sign a huge naming rights deal. Let me explain what this means and what the money will be used for (31:12). Review - 7500 (35:25). Can we stop with everyone saying that the Houston Astros are being thrown at purposefully? I've had enough of it. Opening Day is tomorrow so let's stop it now (40:25). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
The NBA Bubble is working... for now! (7/21)
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Today's word of the day is 'nada' or nil or zero as in the amount of positive tests within the NBA bubble. This is a great sign. It means the bubble will work if the players buy into it. Is the bubble working (0:06)? The NFL got to see how bad negotiations went between MLB and MLBPA which helped them out immensely. On Monday the NFL 'gave in' and offered the players zero preseason games. There could be ramped up testing of up to once a day for two weeks straight. Is everything perfect in the NFL (8:24)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me for my thoughts on Dr. Fauci throwing out the first pitch for Opening Day in Washington DC. Not only are the Nationals the defending World Series champions, they're also playing the New York Yankees (16:47). San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler became the first MLB manager kneel during the National Anthem. More history was made in that game as Alyssa Nakken became the first woman to coach on the field during the game. Something else also happened - Kapler said he may not tell his starting pitcher they're starting until gameday... what (27:53)? Review - Married (39:07). It looks like the Toronto Blue Jays will be playing home games in Pittsburgh. I was very wrong about this (42:30). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Jonathan Holloway
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Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway joins the show. He is the first African-American President in the history of Rutgers University. He discusses the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic on college campuses, the impact on athletics, and how he will lead at Rutgers University. ------------------------------ Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
NFL superstars launch social media campaign to get answers (7/20)
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Today's word of the day is 'synchronized' as in NFL stars take to Twitter to call out the NFL on health protocols. Myles Garrett, JJ Watt, Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley, Drews Brees, Richard Sherman, and numerous other NFL players all tweeted out statements at the same time. Different statements, but the same goal. Will this strategy work (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what Toronto Blue Jays staffers need to do now that Canada will not allow MLB to take place this season. They want me to explain the details of the team looking for a new ballpark a week before the season starts (11:48). Review - Emma (30:55). One of the biggest stories in MLB this weekend concerned Yankees suspended pitcher Domingo German. He sent out a release saying he was done with baseball and leaving the game. The very next day he released another statement saying he was sorry for the confusion, but he still wants to continue playing. He was suspended for 81 games for violating MLB's domestic violence rules. What is going on here (39:05)? #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
Washington owner Daniel Snyder thinks we're all fools (7/17)
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Today's word of the day is 'rope-a-dope' as in what Daniel Snyder is trying to do right now. The Washington Post released a major story that described a horrific workplace under Snyder with the Washington pro football team. 15 women stepped forward with their stories involving either sexual harassment and verbal abuse. The article outlines how some key employees in Daniel Snyder's inner circle tormented these women for years (0:06). The NFL has a lot on its mind right now. The battle between the NFL and the NFLPA is heating up. Yesterday some economic issues were made public and today the issues of health are public (29:02). Review - The Assistant (37:50). The Alex Rodriguez Saga continues. He is doing everything wrong to try and buy the New York Mets. Let me explain why (41:10). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
Hey Twitter people, think before you tweet (7/16)
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Today's word of the day is 'felony' as in what NFL WR Kenny Stills was charged with protesting on the lawn of the Kentucky Attorney General's house. Let's have an honest discussion about the law and why these charges won't stick (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Dwyane Wade's tweets from yesterday. They wanted to know if Wade had enough goodwill to overcome his deleted tweets (9:50). Dak Prescott did not get his long-term deal from the Dallas Cowboys. This is significant news. What happened between Dak Prescott and Jerry Jones (21:55)? Review - The Old Guard (29:52). NASCAR held an event last night with 20K fans in the stands. Is this the beginning of the return to normalcy? What does this mean for other leagues (33:30)? A quick update on the Elena Della Donne situation. #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
1-800-NBA-SNITCH: Who's calling the NBA snitch-line? (7/15)
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Today's word of the day is '   ' it's silence. A moment of silence. Jimmy Butler has asked the NBA if he could have his last name removed from his jersey when play resumes. NBA has opened up pandora's box with this jersey situation. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Joel Embiid are going with their last names. Some players are going with messaging like 'freedom' or 'equality'. The NBA messed this up (0:06). CONFERENCE CALL! Let's role play what it must be like for players to call the NBA Snitch Line (6:23). With sports starting to come back there is a lot of confusion concerning players choosing to opt-out. Let's walk through everything you need to know about this situation. There are major differences between David Price, Ellena Della Donne, Carlos Vela, and Buster Posey (13:35). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Friday's podcast when I talked about the idea of mob mentality when talking about Desean Jackson. They asked why do I feel there was a much bigger reaction over Drew Brees’s comments on the flag than Desean Jackson’s comment (26:03). Review - Irresistible (32:50). MLB players have a problem. A very big problem this season. It comes in the form of vesting options. JA Happ has to hit a specific number of incentives in order to have his contract next season guaranteed. This is not good for the shortened season (37:15). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
NBA Bubble is ready to burst (7/14)
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Today's word of the day is 'supremes' as in Diana Ross as in STOP in the name of love! Sacramento Kings Richaun Holmes got caught leaving the NBA Bubble to pick up delivery food and now must quarantine for 10 days. How far away did Holmes have to go to get his food? Why can you go golfing or walk around the Disney, but picking up food is a major no-no (0:06)!? Cubs manager David Ross and five other employees missed workouts on Monday because tests results were delayed. This is completely unacceptable (8:27). Another major issue that came out of this is that the Arizona Diamondbacks are using public resources to get testing done. How can this happen (13:18)? I've said it before and I will scream it again... Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez will not buy the New York Mets (17:24). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me when I hear or read about team valuations is the reported amount for the General Partner interest or does it include the Limited Partner's interest as well (28:48). Review - David Foster: Off The Record (37:15). Bonus Word of the Day: Bastille. Let's talk about Bastille Day. #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
Daniel Snyder changes the Washington Redskins to the... wait to see (7/13)
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Today's word of the day is 'transparent' as in what the Washington Redskins have done with their new name selection. It was announced on Sunday that the team would announce on Monday, something. No one knew what it was, but we knew it would be about the team name. And the team released a press release that is so hilariously bad, I have to comment on it (0:06). So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me, regarding the Washington Redskins, what goes into picking a new team name... well, this is it in two parts (13:03). Hall of Fame coach Lou Holtz had some very controversial comments about players returning to play (20:37). Adrian Wojnarowski has been suspended by ESPN after a profane response to an email of a Missouri Senator (25:50). NBA bubble update! Players will have to show up to games in warmups and uniforms. There is no more tunnel fashion show (34:44). Review - Palm Springs. (40:15) #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
The reason behind MLB's 2021 early schedule release (7/10)
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Today's word of the day is '2021' as in MLB released the schedule for next season. This has never been done this early before. Why would they do it now? CASH MONEY (0:06). Big Ten made a major announcement on Thursday that they would move to a full conference-only schedule this Fall. How big of a deal is this (5:45)? Standby, while I give an update on Buster Posey electing to opt-out of the 2020 MLB season (11:32). Okay, back to college sports. The NCAA says it's no big deal because they're leaving everything up to each conference. They released a statement basically saying, "good luck." (15:12) Julian Edelman offered up a deal to DeSean Jackson after Jackson's anti-semitic posts on social media (18:46). Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is ready to release a documentary on Hitler, now, in 2020. What are we learning from everything that's going on in this new world (25:40)? Review - Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (31:24). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Newcastle United possibly getting new Saudi owners. What would I do if there were questionable buyers emerging, would I still sell (36:10)? #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
What the Ivy League's fall sports announcement means for college football (7/9)
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Today's word of the day is 'ivy' as in the Ivy League announcement fall sports will be postponed until at least January 1, 2021. This is a major decision in the college sports world. This league was first when coronavirus impacted college basketball so it's no surprise they were first here. Let's discuss why this is so important (0:06). Stanford announcement major cuts to athletic programs. 11 of 36 sports are being cancelled, but with such a huge endowment, why would Stanford do this (13:45)? The NFL's new big idea is that players after the game are forbidden postgame interactions and jersey-swaps. What is going on? How will that work after they play a whole game against each other (21:19)? Review - Top 5 Tom Hanks movies (23:45). Nashville wants a MLB team. Dave Dombrowski has signed on to be a consultant. Will this happen (28:30)? And a short conversation on the sale of the New York Mets and who likely wins it. It's time to talk about the umpires in MLB. We've held a lot of discussions about players and fans, but the umpires are just as important (41:30). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Politics are starting to weaponize sports (7/8)
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Today's word of the day is 'dangerous' as in the WNBA is in a pickle over comments from Sen. Kelly Loeffler. She is completely against Black Lives Matter being on the court during the WNBA games. Players are upset. Sen. Loeffler is a part owner of the Atlanta Dream. What happens next (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Marlins having the same facial hair policy as the Yankees. Andrew McCutchen said that the policy “takes away from our individualism”. So what was my position as president of the Marlins and has that position changed (16:22). Review - King of Staten Island (28:30). Aaron Judge says he's game-ready. Craig Kimbrel is already giving up home runs for the Cubs. Let's have a discussion about the readiness of MLB players (36:05). #waittosee --------------------------- Nominate Nothing Personal with David Samson for the People's Choice Podcast Awards: http://podcastawards.com/app/signup/  'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Patrick Mahomes record-breaking deal needs context (7/7)
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Today's word of the day is 'guarantee' as in how much money is Patrick Mahomes going to make on his new deal. It was reported to be $500m in total money, but is that true? Let me explain (0:06). Desean Jackson posted some anti-semitic rhetoric on his Instagram page yesterday. He didn't apologize, the team released a statement, and now Jackson has released another apology. How should this have been handled (12:34)? NFL and NFLPA are now fighting over the preseason. WE told you here that there would be these arguments in more than just MLB (20:07). Yesterday Bubba Wallace had to deal with more comments from President Trump. He was asked by President Trump to apologize - for what exactly (28:05)? Review - Athlete A (37:37). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
MLB's new Summer Camp is already a disaster (7/6)
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Today's word of the day is 'holiday' as in MLB testing was a mess because coronavirus tests couldn't be done on July 4th. Teams are mad. Players are mad. GMs are mad. How did we get here and will it ruin baseball before it starts? What's going to happen with the players who have chosen to opt-out? Could they opt back in now? MLB needed a deadline and it failed (0:06). The Washington Redskins are in the news with a possible name-change on the horizon. That isn't the news. Daniel Snyder is the news. The three minority owners of the Redskins wanting to sell is the news. And you know why that's the news... MONEY (20:35). What will this mean for the Atlanta Braves or the Cleveland Indians? Well the Braves released a ridiculous statement about why the won't change their name (29:30). Review - Hamilton (33:10). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I could explain the Covid injured list in MLB and whether teams could use that list to their advantage (36:50). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Bonus Pod: From Celebrity Fans to Marlins Man - How we deal with fans (7/3)
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In today's episode David talks all things fans. From what it will be like to play without them this season to what it's like dealing with them. He'll also talk the start of Marlins Man and his negotiation battle for Ken Griffey Jr's 600 home run ball with a fan. Did he win that battle? #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Tim Matheson on shooting Animal House with John Belushi, working with Chris Farley and more (7/2)
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Two-time Emmy nominee Tim Matheson joins the show to discuss his illustrious career in film. He talks about what it was like to shoot Animal House with John Belushi, being on set with Chris Farley, and how West Wing helped make an impact on his life.  ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Survivor Cagayan Reunion (7/1)
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Team Luzon, better known as Brains, from Season 28 of Survivor: Cagayan has reunited for the first time ever. Garrett Adelstein, J'Tia Taylor, Tasha Fox, Spencer Bledsoe, and Kass McQuillen join David Samson to talk about their own Survivor experiences. From the trials and tribulations they all went through to the friendships they made along their journey... you don't want to miss this. ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (6/30)
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David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related. ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Jeff Conine on going from unknown prospect to World Series champion
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Two-time World Series champion and Marlins legend Jeff Conine joins Nothing Personal with David Samson to discuss the infamous Marlins bus, how his friendship with David started, and how he went from unknown pitching prospect to World Series champion as an outfielder. ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
MLB schedule release and the impact of Texas and Florida
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Today's word of the day is 'YNWA' as in You'll Never Walk Alone as in Liverpool won the Premier League and it got me thinking about how much the US could learn from how England does it. From stadium atmosphere, to youth leagues, to academies, just the whole brand (0:06). Let's talk about MLB schedule release. THIS is what goes into making a schedule and how important each game is to make (13:55). Texas Rangers are selling tickets because they can have fans in the stands... well, Texas and Florida announced today that they're shutting down bars again because of a coronavirus spike. Not only did the Texas Rangers have Globe Life Field get crushed on social media over the design of the new ballpark, now they need to face a tough reality. I've been there before with Marlins Park (19:20). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why Amazon would pay to name the renovated arena in Seattle the Climate Pledge Arena (34:35). The New York Jets have a major problem and it's not Jamal Adams... it's the head coach. #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Despite coronavirus spikes sports will go on (6/25)
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Today's word of the day is 'Randolph' as in "sell, sell, Mortimer, sell!" as in is this the conversation the Wilpon's are having about selling the Mets. There have been so many rumors about the Mets being sold and all these buyers are showing up and all these prices floated and Alex Rodriguez/Jennifer Lopez duo and Steve Cohen walking away... what is actually going on in Queens (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if it's smart for the PGA to continue with tournaments despite more positive tests. Let's have a conversation about protocols and the reality of life with covid-19 (13:50). Canada has a lot of power on the restarts of two sports leagues, MLB and the NHL. What happens if they say no to allowing teams to travel (26:00)? Review - The Soundtrack of our Lives (35:33). An update on Bubba Wallace and NASCAR (41:35). New York Jets head coach Adam Gase has lost control of his best players and this isn't the first time... what should the front office do? #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
MLB return comes with significant rule changes
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Today's word of the day is 'play ball' as MLB is back! There are so many rule changes and rules being implemented with baseball's return. Let's take a look at some of the bigger issues that are being addressed (0:06). Several NBA players have opted out of joining the bubble and it's caused a little rift between players. The Lakers are down a man, the Trail Blazers are down a man, and the Wizards are down a man. Evan Fournier has something to say about that (24:05). An update on the Bubba Wallace situation from NASCAR and the FBI (30:06). Review - The Show Must Go On (35:45). Minor league teams are suing insurance companies for losses. Here's why this matters and what this means (38:30). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
MLB is back! MLB is back! MLB is back! (sort of)
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Today's word of the day is 'no merci' or no, thank you or what the MLBPA said to the last proposal from MLB. It was voted down 33-5 and this is what that means. So now reports are out about a 60-game season being handed down by Commissioner Rob Manfred, but FIRST something needs to be done by the players. Here is what that is (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what impact will this labor dispute have on the 2021 negotiations for a CBA (11:10). Dak Prescott signed his franchise-tag and now him and the Cowboys have until July 15th to sign a long-term deal. Will they reach a deal by then? Let's see what Jerry Jones has to say about it (16:35). Review: Bully. Coward. Victim: The Story of Roy Cohn (23:30). The NWSL is about to be the first team sports league to come back and it already has problems. Orlando Pride have pulled out of the tournament because 6 players and 4 staff members tested positive for covid-19. What can these problems tell us about possible problems for MLB and the NBA (28:12)? In more coronavirus news - Novak Djokovic announced that he has tested positive after playing in a much criticized tournament (33:20). University of Cincinnati is taking Marge Schott's name off its stadium. We talked about it here in an earlier episode about who she was. This is progress (37:00). MLBeard Challenge Day 100: National Civil Rights Museum. That's it for the MLBeard Challenge (39:45). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Trying to keep up with MLB negotiations is exhausting (6/22)
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Today's word of the day is 'abdul' as in Paula Abdul as in every time it seems like MLB takes two steps forward, they take two steps back. It seemed as though a deal was about to be reached and then covid-19 spiked and now things look bad again for the return of sports (0:06). Orlando cases are spiking and that's not great for the NBA bubble at Disney. Rumors are swirling that LeBron James and the Lakers are holding secret practices at a Staples Center replica court. Let's talk about why this is bad for business (15:34). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace reportedly had a noose put in his garage area at Talladega. It was found by a member of his team. As we await more details to come out on this story let's talk about how racism is still at the forefront of NASCAR (23:25). MLBeard Challenge Day 97-99: The Education Trust, University of Wisconsin, Camp Interlaken JCC (29:12). Review - Boyz N the Hood (34:40). Eagles TE Dallas Goedert was sucker punched at a bar in South Dakota over the weekend. The video is horrible to watch. This is my experience with situations like this as President of the Marlins (38:30). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
Coronavirus spike could table any MLB agreement (6/19)
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Today's word of the day is 'Juneteenth' and I need to admit I didn't know what it was. So I did some research and I spoke to a lot of people about this. Let's talk through what I learned and how important it is (0:06). You're not going to believe this, but the MLB and MLBPA have released MORE STATEMENTS! We're a broken record here on Nothing Personal because everyday is the same thing between the two (9:00). Five Philadelphia Phillies players and some staffers have tested positive for covid-19 and this is major. We've been focusing on the economic side of negotiations for MLB, but it's this that could end baseball (18:25). Review - Dead to Me (Season 1 & 2) (24:30). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Eugene Melnyk, Ottawa Senators ending relations with the Senators Foundation - an organization I have donated to in the MLBeard Challenge. There are reports that only $5000 of a budgeted $100,000 were contributed to Melnyk's Organ Project. What do I make of this and from my Montreal and Miami experience, could I please explain the key relationship dynamics between a team and its associated charities/foundations (26:48). MLBeard Challenge Day 96: Guitars Over Guns. NBA players will wear rings that could predict if you have coronavirus or not (33:10). The Oura Ring measures temperature, heart rates, and other health factors. Will NBA players wear these? #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
Did MLB reach an agreement or not (6/18)
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Today's word of the day is 'face' as in Tony Clark and Rob Manfred sat down for a face-to-face (or mask-to-mask) conversation to try and restart negotiations. Last night it was reported that there was a deal and then it was reported that there wasn't a deal. What went wrong (0:06)? Dr. Fauci addressed his thoughts and concerns on the NFL returning this fall. It took the NFL less than an hour to respond to him. Will there be football (14:55)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the risks of the negotiations/CBA/short season on the long term outlook of MLB (23:19). Review - Dave Chappelle 8:46 (32:15). MLBeard Challenge Day 95: Camillus House (36:10). LaMelo Ball lost out on his bid to buy an Aussie professional basketball team. Here's what everyone should learn from that. #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
Will the NBA bubble at Disney work? (6/17)
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Today's word of the day is 'deep' as in the consequences for breaking the NBA's 113-page health protocol guide is a deep nasal swab. That's a pretty big playbook on coronavirus the NBA released so let's highlight some of the key items. This could be what we start to see from other sports leagues (0:06). Let's continue to update you all on the happenings of MLB. Scott Boras mentioned the new TV deal between Turner and MLB. Here is what EVERYONE is still getting wrong. Boras went on to comment on Rob Manfred and... I have a problem with what he said (11:36). Dr. Fauci answered some questions about MLB and his need for baseball to be over by October (23:35). Review - Long Gone Summer (36:13). MLBeard Challenge Day 94: Digital Promise (36:46). An update on the Yankees letter. 26 years ago the chase of a life time happened... the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase. Where were you? #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Rob Manfred CANNOT SAVE MLB by himself (6/16)
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Today's word of the day is 'jibe' as in MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred changed directions after a week... and it was a storm. Last week it was" baseball will be back, no question." Yesterday it was "baseball may not come back." What is going on in MLB right now? Please let me explain (0:06). NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was also on TV last night talking about the NBA. What's different between the NBA and other leagues (17:33)? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about Colin Kaepernick and nobody should be surprised he said he should be signed (21:05). Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard takes a stand against his head coach Mike Gundy, and people think it's just about his shirt choice. It's much deeper than that (27:42). Review - Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story (38:09). MLBeard Challenge Day 93: Marsha P. Johnson Institute (42:55). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Joe Torre on becoming Yankees manager, favorite career moment
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Hall of Fame manager Joe Torre joins Nothing Personal with David Samson to talk about his iconic managerial career with the New York Yankees, what it was like to interview with George Steinbrenner, his overlooked playing career, and his foundation, Safe at Home.  Please visit joetorre.org and donate to a great cause. ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
How bad is this for MLB and the future of baseball (6/15)
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Today's word of the day is 'money' as in MLB is in some uncharted waters right now. MLBPA rejected the most recent proposal from MLB and now this season is in the hands of Rob Manfred. How did we get here and what does this all mean (0:06)? Kyrie Irving hosted a call on Friday with around 100 NBA and WNBA players to discuss not returning to basketball because of racial injustice. Let's discuss how this went down and what LeBron James role in this is (15:40). Ohio State is having football players sign pledges/waivers to be tested for coronavirus and do their part to stay safe. Is all of this legal (23:15)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me to discuss what happened this weekend with the ruling on the New York Yankees and if they're as guilty as the Astros and Red Sox (30:55). Review - Honey Boy (39:56). MLBeard Challenge Day 90-92: Fair Fight 2020, Rock The Vote, Spread The Vote (42:08). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Alex Cora opens up; What's the latest MLB proposal? (6/12)
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Today's word of the day is 'herd mentality' as in Alex Cora said he and Carlos Beltran weren't the only two guys who cheated with the Astros. Does this mean anything? Is this something we didn't know (0:06)? News is currently breaking that a new MLB proposal is coming from the owners today. Is this a better deal than the previous ones? Is this going to get us closer to baseball being back (12:11)? Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says it's "humanly impossible" for the NFL to work with the health protocols that the league has implemented. Let's discuss how important this is (20:33). Review - Just Like Heaven (25:37). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I agree that Univ of Cincinnati should remove Marge Schott’s name from its baseball stadium. Let's discuss my experience with this issue (29:18). Coca Cola ends its national deal with MLB. Let’s explain what the significance is (39:27). MLBeard Challenge Day 89: Color of Change (44:20). #waittosee ---------------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
Red Sox take a stand on MLB Draft day (6/11)
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Today's word of the day is 'adage' as in Torii Hunter went public the other day about never wanting to play for Boston because of the fans. People doubted his story. Well, the Boston Red Sox came out and said it's all true, and that racism is very prevalent in Fenway Park. We made the unfortunate mistake of not talking about what Torii Hunter said the other day when we should have. We need to be better (0:06). Let's talk about the MLB Draft. The Houston Astros, a team known for building through the draft, have no first or second round picks for the next two years, and we need to speak on it. Why was everyone so surprised about Baltimore's pick? What are some of my favorite draft memories and nightmares (14:20)? Review - Love, Wedding, Repeat (31:51). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what the financial impact of NASCAR's decision to ban the confederate flag (32:56). MLBeard Challenge Day 88: 100 Black Men of America (37:55). Is there going to be a problem for NBA to come back with players who are uncertain about playing in the NBA bubble? #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Everything to know about how the 2020 MLB Draft works (6/10)
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*Correction * I made a grammatical error yesterday when speaking about Theo Epstein and I need to address it. Today's word of the day is 'roulette' as in this perfectly describes what the MLB draft is. Here is how it works, how I viewed the draft, and how front offices prepare for it. I'll also share what it's like to work with a scouting department (1:26). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if MLB will accept the latest offer from the MLBPA (20:07). Review - Bottle Rocket (33:26). NBA could see a condensed 2021 season. The NBA needs approval from the NBPA first. Let's talk about what this means (34:53). MLBeard Challenge Day 87: ACLU (40:32). Fight Island is here and it's real, but I have some issues with what Dana White promised. #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
MLB players not happy after latest proposal (6/9)
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Today's word of the day is 'maladminister' as in Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle took to Twitter to air out what he felt was wrong about how MLB was handling the negotiations so publicly. He said he wanted do this to protect players futures, but I wonder why those same players gave up so quickly on the Amateur Draft (0:06)? Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says he needs to be better as an executive when it comes to hiring more diverse people (11:03). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me for my thoughts on MLB umpire Angel Hernandez. He has been accused of eavesdropping into a phone call investigation (18:50). Review - Seberg (28:49). Shaquille O'neal joined the New Orleans Saints team after Drew Brees comments and told the team to stay united and not to be divided by the media. Well, I have some things to say about that (32:42). MLBeard Challenge Day 86: Know Your Rights Camp. Well, another day, another rumor about a different person who is going to buy the New York Mets (38:36). First it was ARod/JLo and now it's Josh Harris (owner of the Sixers)... here's why that won't happen either. #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Is MLB offering a fair deal? (6/8)
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Today's word of the day is 'bagel' as in six of one and a half a dozen of the other. MLB has leaked a new proposal on what they'd offer the MLBPA. Both sides want baseball, but are we getting any closer to it (0:06)? Roger Goodell releases video on Friday apologizing on behalf of the NFL for not listening to players and now encourages "all to speak out, and peacefully protest." How did we get to this point and what happens now (11:28)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what to make of Michael Jordan's recently becoming active politically. He and Jordan Brand have committed $100M to Black Lives Matter over the next 10 years (21:02). MLBeard Challenge Day 83-85: National Bail Fund Network, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Black Lives Matter. Review - 13th by Ava DuVernay (27:15). A correction on my Top 10 TV Shows of all time (33:23). SEC football players are already back on campus and last week five Alabama players tested positive for covid-19; what should the proper protocol be in handling this situation (41:30)? #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (6/6)
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David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related. ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2020
Are MLB/MLBPA negotiations a failure?
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Today's word of the day is 'leverage' as in who has the upper-hand in the MLB negotiations with the MLBPA. The negotiations have been public and they have not been pretty. Why is that (0:06)? NFL stars get together and release meaningful PSA. It's something you need to watch. What do you think Roger Goodell thought about that (18:33)? NBA votes 29-1 on the proposed return to play in the NBA. The Portland Trail Blazers were the one team to vote against it, and I respect why (29:02). LA Galaxy have released a player after his wife posted racist remarks on social media. Let's talk about how I would handle a situation like this (33:37). Review - The Goldfinch (38:55). MLBeard Challenge Day 82: Thurgood Marshall Summer Internship (44:05). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
The Drew Brees apology train has left the station (6/4)
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Today's word of the day is 'inevitable' as in the Drew Brees apology was seen from miles and miles away. A day after Brees' comments on kneeling during the anthem he released an apology. The NFL has a big issue ahead when it comes to peacefully protesting during the National Anthem and what's going to happen when football comes back (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Florida State head coach Mike Norvell being called out by his star player Marvin Wilson on comments surrounding the team. The team held a team meeting this morning to try and fix things before they were too late (16:00). A week after saying 25% capacity Texas Governor Gregg Abbott says Texas stadiums can now operate at 50% capacity. Why and how was this decision made (26:06)? MLBeard Challenge Day 81: Campaign Zero (31:25). Review - Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (34:13). There have been plenty of problems with the construction of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the Raiders. Plenty of workers have gotten coronavirus and construction is still happening.. why? #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
What took MLB so long to say something? (6/3)
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Today's word of the day is 'hoard' as in Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says teams don't keep cash lying around. They spend and spend or lose and lose loads of cash. Let's dissect this (0:06). We take a look at more statements that are being released by teams on racial injustices. Tampa Bay Rays showed leadership, MLB did not (11:10). MLBeard Challenge Day 80: NAACP (19:03). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I think of SEC schools allowing football players to return for voluntary practice starting June 8th, though several of those schools not having on-campus classes over the summer (23:04). THE NBA IS BACK! Well, a vote still has to take place on Thursday, but it's expected to be approved. Let's take a look at what has been proposed by the league (28:44). Review - Mrs. America (35:10). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
James Dolan chooses to stay silent (6/2)
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Today's word of the day is 'd flat' as in James Dolan and his statement he released to Knicks employees fell as flat as possible. How did this happen? Every company has a responsibility to its employees and its community. James Dolan failed his (0:06). MLB has responded to the proposal sent to them by MLBPA. Where do the two sides stand and are they closer to playing baseball? And now we could see a battle between the NFL and the NFLPA. What happens if coronavirus impacts the season like it has done to MLB? Let's discuss (14:33). So as MLB searches for an agreement with the players, what are teams currently doing? Let's examine some of the furloughs and paycuts that have taken place recently (30:38). MLBeard Challenge Day 79: Innocence Project (40:55). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
Samson Sit-Down: Darren Rovell
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Darren Rovell joins the show to discuss his start in the sports business world, sports memorabilia, and how he handles hate on social media. He is a Sports Business Reporter & Senior Executive Producer for The Action Network. ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
Change starts with all of us (6/1)
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Today's word of the day is 'history' as in we are living through history. It's important to take stock in what's happening right now in our country. We need to speak about it. We need to make a change. We need to be better. Everyone has a voice. Everyone has a platform, whether it be just one person or a million people, you have a platform for change (0:06). Review - King in the Wilderness (9:38). What is the role of sports in all of this? Teams are releasing statements. Athletes are speaking out (24:00). MLBeard Challenge Day 76-78: Broadway Cares, Bridgehampton Child Care and Rec Center, Jackie Robinson Foundation. For the final 23 days of the MLBeard Challenge I'm going to donate $1K a day to organizations on racial relations and equality (39:20). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
Everything's bigger in Texas (5/29)
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Today's word of the day is 'reply all' as in Scott Boras makes himself part of the story AGAIN! This time he sends an email to all of his clients about MLB negotiations and somehow it got leaked to the media. I wonder who leaked it (0:06)? Texas Governor Greg Abbott says sports leagues can resume in June and outdoor stadiums can fill at 25% capacity. Let's talk about how this would work, how it can work, and what each owner needs to do to make it work. Not only the inside of stadiums need our attention, but outside the stadium needs rules too (13:45). Speaking of stadiums and arenas, let me touch on naming rights quickly (31:20). Review - Dave Season 1 (36:40). MLBeard Challenge Day 75: 22 Until None (Organization to prevent veteran suicide and to provide veterans with necessary access to mental health professionals.) #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
It's bigger than sports today (5/28)
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Today's word of the day is 'kneel' as in I want to talk about something bigger than sports before I get to some sports talk. Let's revisit why Colin Kaepernick chose to kneel and what's going on in our country today (0:06). Trevor Bauer rips Scott Boras because of what's going on with the MLB negotiations. Scott Boras client Max Scherzer then comes out with a statement. Let me explain what they said and what it means for the actual negotiation (8:15). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why Damian Lillard would walk back his comments about not playing if the season returned and the Trail Blazers had no chance (27:36). Review - Death of Stalin (33:00). Let’s talk sports betting. Draft Kings stock up significantly and experts say the industry is poised to explode (38:25). Let's discuss and do some math. MLBeard Challenge Day 74: One Fair Wage (43:22) #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnBYIkCa_N8UOyqcqeFG5Gw/videos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Will there be an MLB season now? (5/26)
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Today's word of the day is 'disappointment' as in the MLBPA is very mad at the latest economic proposal given to them by MLB. Let's break down the information that was leaked from the proposal and try to understand what went wrong. This battle to save MLB's season is going to get ugly before it gets right (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me to please explain the NHL playoff/return to play format that was announced on Tuesday (31:10). Review - Killing of a Sacred Deer (38:45). MLBeard Challenge Day 73: Hawaii Food Bank (41:45). Blake Snell has changed agents and he's decided to go with none other than Scott Boras... will this be the last client Boras takes before the season starts? #waittosee -----------------------------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Reggie Bush and the college athlete fight to get paid (5/26)
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Today's word of the day is 'NIL' as in zero as in name, image, and likeness. Reggie Bush spoke out in an interview with Playboy about college athletes being paid. Let's discuss the quote and headline chosen by a different network, and why Reggie Bush was so mad (0:06). NBPA's Michele Roberts plans to speak with every NBA teams players to talk about the season, and the bubble, and the playoffs, and on and on and on. Well, Damian Lillard is very against having to come back and play "meaningless" games so he said in an interview that he won't play (8:52). Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was very clear on what he thinks about the return of the NFL this year. Does he think fans will be there to watch in-stadium (17:40)? BREAKING NEWS - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is set to make an announcement at 4:30 pm about the NHL's return to play (25:34). MLBeard Challenge Day 72: Fisher House in south Florida (27:50). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how much the MLB 2020 impasse in labor negotiations being affected by (outside of COVID) the need for a new basic labor agreement in 2021 (31:15). Review - The Lovebirds. #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
SPORTS ARE COMING BACK! (5/25)
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Today's word of the day is 'fore' as in this weekend was The Match Part II with Woods, Mickelson, Manning and Brady. The weather was terrible, but the event was a big success for one big reason... access. Let me explain (0:06). I need to tell a story about a time I was in Pensacola, Florida - the only reason I even thought about this story is because a team there is listing its stadium on AirBnB (7:45). BREAKING NEWS! NHL has released its plans on who the league can get to Phase 2 of a plan to return to the season (20:14). MORE BREAKING NEWS! A report cam out today in The Athletic that MLS commissioner Don Garber sent a memo to all league and club personnel Friday threatening employees with a possible $1M fine (25:50)! Review - Valley Girl 2020 v. Valley Girl 1983 (35:06). MLBeard Challenge Day 69-71: Ottawa Senators Foundation, Misericordia in Chicago, Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation (41:54). #waittosee ---------------------------   'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.   Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson  To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020