Nothing Personal with David Samson

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 Sep 2, 2021
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 Jan 16, 2020
an amazing show. it has input and information that is truly eye opening

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


NPDS - 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:

Episode Date
Heat Culture too much for Denver Nuggets in Game 2 despite 41 from Jokic! Does Golden Knights success mean anything for Athletics in Vegas?; Worst MLB contract of all time! (Episode 829)
Today’s word of the day is ‘3’ as in best of 3 as in 3 wins needed as in the Miami Heat won Game 2 of the NBA Finals by doing what they do best… not giving up. Denver Nuggets had another Jokic game, had a huge lead, and still lost at home. Now Miami gets the home court advantage for the final 5. (14:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me why I don’t think the Athletics would work as well as the Golden Knights have in Vegas. Interesting. (28:55) Review: Victim/Suspect. (37:40) Stephen Strasburg is done again. He signed a 7-year, $245M deal in December 2019 and has started just 8 games. Worst contract all time? (45:50) NPPOD. It's Monday... a bit chilly right now.. but that won't stop us from having a great day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 05, 2023
Is there any chance the Heat can stop Nikola Jokic in the NBA Finals?; Adam Silver met the media to discuss Ja Morant investigation and Eric Lewis burner account! (Episode 828)
Today’s word of the day is ‘1’ as in Game 1 as in 1 win as in the Denver Nuggets cruised to a Game 1 win. Nikola Jokic is too much. The Heat cannot stop him for 4 games. Will not happen. (8:20) Adam Silver met with the media yesterday and he had some things to say. Did he have to say any of it? TV deals. Streaming. Refs. And Ja Morant! (16:30) We’ve got another Twitter burner account situation! This time it’s an NBA referee! What!? (29:40) Review: Dave Season 3. (34:20) We have an update to the MLB v. Sinclair case. The judge has ruled in favor of MLB. What now? (38:40) NPPOD. (42:20) What is going on in the NFL? The disconnect between Goodell and the players is staggering. Does he care? Have a great weekend! We've got the Stanley Cup and NBA Finals this weekend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 02, 2023
NBA Finals are here! Playoff Jimmy or The Joker!? Who will cement their legacy!?; Rob Manfred testifies: MLB has gone to battle with Sinclair over TV rights (Episode 827)
Today’s word of the day is ‘4’ as in 4 wins as in the NBA Finals start tonight and that’s all that’s left for either the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat to be crowned champions. Nikola Jokic. Jimmy Butler. Jamal Murray. Bam Adebayo. Michael Porter Jr. Caleb Martin. Coach Spo. Coach Malone. Let’s go! (16:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Rob Manfred saying teams will get 80% of money back after losing out on Diamond Sports Group money. (33:55) Review: Ted Lasso. (37:50) How did Minnesota pay off its stadium debt 23 years early? (44:50) NPPOD. It's the NBA Finals! Who wins it all!? I want to see Jimmy Butler get a ring, but the Denver Nuggets are a WAGON! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 01, 2023
Diamond Sports Group loses San Diego Padres broadcast rights! Future of MLB television is here! Get Ready! Dodgers Dilemma: What is happening in LA? (Episode 826)
Today’s word of the day is ‘takeover’ as in Diamond Sports Group as in Bally’s as in San Diego Padres as in broadcasts rights as in the Padres rights are now owned by MLB. How did that happen? What does it mean for the Padres? What about the future of MLB broadcasts? (27:30) Review: Cherry. (31:00) What is going on with the Dodgers right now? Clayton Kershaw, Blake Treinen, Trevor Williams speak out against Dodgers re-inviting a group to a game. (42:50) NPPOD. (44:50) Bob Myers is leaving the Golden State Warriors. After 4 championships. After 2 NBA Executive of the Year awards. Is this the end of the dynasty? HUMP DAY! Have a great day! Enjoy the weather if you can! Get that sun in your life! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 31, 2023
Miami Heat headed to the NBA Finals! What do Celtics do with Mazzulla, Brown, and Tatum? Would you pick Sixers over Celtics, Suns, Bucks!? (Episode 825)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Game 7’ as in the final game as in 151-0 as in the Boston Celtics got run off their home court by the Miami Heat as in the Heat held the Celtics to a season-low in points as in the Miami Heat are headed to the NBA Finals! How did it get done? What do the Celtics do now with Mazzulla and Brown and Tatum? (18:20) Nick Nurse is now the coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. Is this a good deal for both parties? Is Joel Embiid okay with it? Would you pick the Sixers over Bucks, Celtics, Suns? (30:00) Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5. (35:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Anthony Bass and his social media post and whether or not I would allow a player to play who had different views than me. Interesting. (44:20) NPPOD. Wow, did the Celtics stink it up in Game 7 or what? South Florida is on fire right now! Congrats! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 30, 2023
It's Game 7! Celtics look for history! Heat looking to avoid embarrassment! THERE IS NO ATHLETICS TO VEGAS DEAL YET! NOTHING IS DONE! (Episode 824)
Thank you for listening today! We appreciate you all! Enjoy the day off if you have it. Eat a hot dog! Today’s word of the day is ‘tip in’ as in Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are headed to Game 7 as in the Heat have blown a 3-0 lead as in the Celtics get to host Game 7. What happened? How did it happen? Did the Heat blow this? Did the Celtics win this? (14:40) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Athletics to Vegas deal. Is it final? What is next? Is it not final? (34:45) Review: Succession Season 4. (39:45) Aaron Boone needs to relax. He’s now been suspended because of the amount of ejections he has this season. He has more ejections since he became Yankees manager than any other manager in baseball. Why? (45:30) NPPOD - Welcome back, Liam Hendriks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 29, 2023
Uh Oh! Are the Celtics going to make history against the Heat!?; NBA looking to end all the flopping! Rob Manfred warns Milwaukee could end up like Oakland!? (Episode 823)
WE WILL HAVE A SHOW ON MONDAY! Have a beautiful and fun and safe weekend! Today’s word of the day is ‘panic’ as in is it going to happen as in is history being made as in the Boston Celtics have taken Game 5 against the Miami Heat and we have a series again. PANIC! What happened? Did the Celtics remember they are the better team? Is Jimmy Butler too tired? (12:00) The NBA wants to get rid of flopping. How will they do it? (23:30) Review: Love & Death. (29:10) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Milwaukee Brewers and the stadium. Is there a chance the team could move? What about Rob Manfred’s comments on Milwaukee and Oakland. (44:10) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 26, 2023
Florida Panthers are in the Stanley Cup Finals! NO NFL PLAYER SHOULD MAKE MORE THAN PATRICK MAHOMES!!! Ja Morant cryptic posts end with welfare check (Episode 822)
Today’s word of the day is ‘27’ as in 27 years since the Florida Panthers have been to the Stanley Cup Finals as in the Florida Panthers are back in the finals as in go hockey go! Will the Miami Heat be joining them? (8:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Patrick Mahomes and his contract. Should he re-work his? He is by far the best QB in the NFL, but he’s the 7th-highest paid one! (18:45) Ben Roethlisberger opened up about why he didn’t want Kenny Picket to be good. Most people feel this but don’t say this! (26:35) Review: Survivor 44. (30:10) What is happening with Ja Morant? A welfare check was done on Ja Morant after cryptic social media posts. (38:00) NPPOD. What is going on with the Chicago Cubs? What about how good the Texas Rangers have been? Have a great day! Will today end with 2 South Florida teams in a league final! WHO KNOWS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 25, 2023
Big Money, Slow Starts: Trea Turner, Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers; The shameful treatment of Vinicius Jr in Spain (Episode 821)
Today’s word of the day is ‘length’ as in long term as in length of contracts as in Trea Turner as in Xander Bogaerts as in Rafael Devers as in Carlos Correa. What’s going on with them? All got big deals. All have slow starts. Is it worth it? (13:50) Roger Goodell is here to say. Boo him all you want. But the extension is here. (25:45) Review: The Covenant. (30:30) What’s happening in Spain right now needs to be addressed. Vinicius Jr needs all the support he can get. What happens when a league and country don’t do enough to protect a player? (42:20) NPPOD Let's be better today! I'm going to go for a run. Get some fresh air! Let's have a day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 24, 2023
NFL Thursday flexing is here: the owners want you to know they did it for you!; Tom Brady owns the Raiders... not really! NO CHANCE LeBron retires! (Episode 820)
Today’s word of the day is ‘incredibly focused’ as in paying the most attention as in the NFL is back! Well, not yet. But flexing is back. NFL owners meetings are happening and votes are happening and things are changing… but the owners want you to believe it’s good for you! (16:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Tom Brady’s ownership. And he’s working for Fox. Will he play too? (31:55) Review: Big George Foreman (37:30) NPPOD. (42:15) Is LeBron James retiring? Have a great day, party people! Do something fun! Eat some pizza for lunch or something! Get that burger! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 23, 2023
Celtics can't stand the Heat, it's time to get out the kitchen! Will the Rays or Athletics saga end anytime soon?; Are the Padres good enough to not be sellers? (Episode 819)
Today’s word of the day is ‘insurmountable’ as in the Miami Heat took a 3-0 lead over the Boston Celtics last night as in the Denver Nuggets took a 3-0 lead over the Los Angeles Lakers. How strange it is? Two teams nobody trusted for different reasons are 1 game away from the NBA Finals. Jimmy Butler and the undrafteds. Nikola Jokic and the non-superstars. How? (11:25) What’s the best Finals matchup? Heat vs Nuggets? Don’t think so! Let’s talk about what Adam Silver is feeling right now. (19:00) Are the Rays and Athletics issues ever going to be solved? Are the Rays for sale? Are the Athletics moving? (27:50) Review: Anna Nicole Smith - You Don’t Know Me. (33:45) The Padres are bad. They can still get better. But how do they do that? Spending hasn’t worked. (43:00) NPPOD - Yankees DFA Aaron Hicks. Happy Monday! Get excited! Drink that coffee! Eat that bagel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 22, 2023
MAILBAG: What's the pitch for Shohei Ohtani?; What roles do Owner, President, VP, GM play in front office; Do stadium naming rights deals matter?
Welcome in to a mailbag episode! You ask the questions and I answer them! Someone asked me if I were president of a high revenue team would I start my Shohei Ohtani pitch now or is it too early? (13:45) Someone asked me about the roles in a front office: President, VP, GM, etc. (27:45) Someone asked me about service time and exactly how it works: bring up a player, send them down, end season on big league roster, but start next season in AAA. (39:45) Someone asked me about naming rights deals for fields and if there is any ROI on these. Thank you all for your questions! We're going to need a lot more for July so keep on sending them! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 18, 2023
Spurs win the Wembanyama golden ticket! Doc Rivers gets fired by Commanders owner Josh Harris; Arizona Coyotes are going to have to leave Arizona! (Episode 818)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Spur’d’ as in the San Antonio Spurs as in Victor Wembanyama is headed to the rodeo as in Greg Popovich is back. Can you feel it? Can you feel the energy for Wembanyama madness in Texas? (13:30) We have a Ja Morant update! It’s not a big update. Adam Silver was “shocked”. Ja Morant said he’s sorry. What now? (17:00) Doc Rivers has been fired. See ya. Everyone knew that was the case. Josh Harris just had to make it official. Josh Harris had some other things going on that got leaked about the Commanders. (29:10) Review: Still - A Michael J. Fox Movie. (35:20) What is happening with the Arizona Coyotes? Tempe said no to its stadium projects. Sorry. See Ya. Will the NHL make them move? (43:30) NPPOD Is today really only Wednesday? Feels like a Monday. But it's actually my Friday! What a weird week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 17, 2023
GENERATIONAL! Bally's Chairman says Athletics to Vegas is generational opportunity! NBA Tanking for generational Wembanyama! ... and the Mets STINK right now (Episode 817)
Today’s word of the day is ‘generational’ as in Shohei Ohtani is a generational talent as in Victor Wembanyama is a generational talent as in Bally’s Chairman says that the Athletics moving to Las Vegas would be a generational opportunity. What? Is that true? Are the Athletics for real moving? How bad are things in Oakland? (14:10) Who get Victor Wembanyama? He’s supposed to be the unicorn of all unicorns! When do we yell RIGGED! (25:40) Review: The Mother. (28:00) What is the latest on the lawsuit against the Arizona Cardinals? Terry McDonough added something to the lawsuit. (33:20) NPPOD. (40:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Mets and Nationals rain delay. What happened? Also, how bad are the Mets right now… What are your power rankings of screaming RIGGED! tonight? I say if the Rockets, Mavericks, or Hornets win the lotto we scream it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 16, 2023
NBA has to suspend Ja Morant AT LEAST half of next season! The Process is DONE. It's time for the 76ers to move on. Suns owner is making all the new owner mistakes (Episode 816)
Today’s word of the day is ‘two strikes’ as in strike one as in strike two as in three strikes you’re out — or is it? Could two strikes be the end? Let’s see what Ja Morant is up to. For the 2nd time this season Morant has been suspended for appearing on video with a gun. He didn’t learn. Will he ever? (15:00) The Celtics ended The Process. It’s done. Finished. See ya. (27:30) Review: Air. (33:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about what Mat Ishbia has done with the Phoenix Suns and what it all means. The Suns fired Monty Williams. The Suns tried to start a streaming deal violating bankruptcy laws. The Suns said they weren’t bringing in Isiah Thomas and then did. The Suns owner got into a tussle with Jokic during a game. (40:30) NPPOD - What’s next for the Golden State Warriors dynasty? Do you run it back? Happy Monday! Have yourself a day. Hope everyone had a great weekend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 15, 2023
NFL Schedule Released! Aaron Rodgers brings Jets into the prime time! What's latest on Tom Brady to Vegas? And Manchester United! And Commanders! And Senators! (Episode 815)
Today’s word of the day is ‘flex’ as in look at my muscles as in look at my things as in the NFL can kick a team out a TV spot if it wants to! The NFL schedule release has become this big deal. Teams are released tiktoks and twitters and instagrams to show off. But what did we see in the schedule that matters? (10:30) Tom Brady is in deep discussions to become a limited partner of the Las Vegas Raiders. What does this mean? What about Manchester United? What about the Washington Commanders? What about the Ottawa Senators? (28:45) Review: Renfield. (33:00) NPPOD. (36:10) Mark Jackson admitted to mistakenly leaving Nikola Jokic off his ballot. How should voting work for awards? (44:00) Top prospect Eury Perez is making his Marlins debut tonight. He’s the youngest pitcher to debut in Marlins history. It's hot dog weather! Yes!!!! I'm going to a ballgame tonight and you bet I'm getting a hot duggggg! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 12, 2023
WVU announces MAJOR punishment for Bob Huggins... JK! How Ja Morant missed out on $39 MILLON! JJ Redick to the Raptors!? As head coach!? (Episode 814)
Today’s word of the day is ‘wrong’ as in not right as in Bob Huggins as in WVU. What happened? Suspension of 3 games. $1M reduction of salary. New contract is year-by-year. Sensitivity training. LOL. (12:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Ja Morant and what it means to not make All-NBA this year. Well, it means he’s missing out on $39M! (27:00) Review: Rye Lane. (30:45) Will JJ Redick be the latest booth to bench? The Toronto Raptors reportedly interviewed Redick for the team’s vacant head coaching job. (40:15) NPPOD. It's Thursday! Get outside and get some sun! Some fresh air! Take an extended lunch! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 11, 2023
Is it the heat or the Heat that's impacting the Knicks? Lakers resting starters!? Was the Scherzer signing a bust!? Athletics have ANOTHER Vegas location! (Episode 813)
Today’s word of the day is ‘weather’ as in the weather or the heat or the rain or the snow or the humidity or the Miami Heat? Which one has been the Knicks biggest problem? Stop with the hot takes! Stop the excuses! Should the Lakers rest starters in Game 5 vs the Warriors? This was another take! (10:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me if the Max Scherzer signing was a bust for the New York Mets. What is happening with him? Is he a bust? (17:30) NFL Schedule release! Get excited! The international games have been announced! The Jaguars will become the first team to play back-to-back weeks in London! (24:30) Review: 38 at The Garden (31:10) We have another update to the update to the update: the Athletics have found another location in Las Vegas. (38:50) NPPOD. (43:10) What is the latest on Tiger Woods? He broke up with his girlfriend via a lawyer. In a very messy way. And now she’s suing him. HUMP DAY! Let's go! Hope everyone is having a great week! If you read this have a great day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 10, 2023
Do the Knicks even care!? Julius Randle thinks the Heat just want it more! Bob Huggins and Glen Kuiper should be fired! (Episode 812)
Today’s word of the day is ‘more’ as in doing more as in being more as in wanting more as in Julius Randle and the New York Knicks don’t want it more than Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat do. What is happening? Last week the city was beaming with pride with this Knicks team. Now? Out hustled, outplayed, out everything! (11:15) What shouldn’t you say into a microphone? WVU coaching legend Bob Huggins used homophobic slurs when referring to Xavier fans on Cincinnati radio. Unreal. Will he be fired? (19:35) Athletics play-by-play Glen Kuiper used a racial slur when trying to highlight his trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Oh no. (31:30) Review: Acidman. (37:30) What is happening with Andrew Luck and the Commanders? Tampering! (43:35) NPPOD - Iowa and Iowa State hit with gambling violations are student-athletes reportedly violated gambling policies. Happy Tuesday! Be kind to others. That's a good lesson to learn from today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 09, 2023
Will Nikola Jokic be suspended for shove of Suns owner!? What happened to the Cardinals way!? Yankees have a Rodon problem! (Episode 811)
Today’s word of the day is ‘elbowing’ as in Nikola Jokic as in Mat Ishbia as in will this altercation lead to suspensions? Fines? Who was at fault? Should an owner know better? Should Jokic have been ejected? (14:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the St. Louis Cardinals and the mess they are in. What is going on with Wilson Contreras? What is going on with that team? (26:10) Review: John Mulaney: Baby J. (29:15) What is going on with the Yankees and Carlos Rodon? From a forearm strain to chronic back issues!? HOW!? (36:00) NPPOD. (39:50) What is happening at Churchill Downs? The off track drama overshadowed what happened during the main race. Happy Monday! It's a beautiful day outside where I live! It's starting to warm up! GET SOME SUN! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 08, 2023
Bucks fire Mike Budenholzer: Championship or Bust in the NBA! Alabama adds gambling scandal to school activities; MLB Orlando? No chance! (Episode 810)
Today’s word of the day is ‘refocus’ as in focus but again as in when you fail you have to do things. The Milwaukee Bucks have fired Mike Budenholzer after five seasons. That’s what happens when you get upset in the first round by an 8th seed. Should it be? Or was this always going to happen? It’s championship or bust season in the NBA! (17:10) We have a betting scandal! This takes us to the University of Alabama baseball team. What happened? How did this happen? (28:10) Review: The Son. (38:40) NPPOD. (43:20) Is baseball coming to Orlando? At all? Ever? It's the weekend, party people! We made it! You made it! Have some fun or relax or whatever! But try not to think about work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 05, 2023
Brian Cashman wants ALL the blame for Yankees problems; Angels new media policy; NBA OWNER BEEF! Suns owner calls out Cavs owner! (Episode 809)
Today’s word of the day is ‘convict’ as in Brian Cashman finally got in front of the media to try and calm down the fanbase calling for everyone’s job. The team is hurt. $152M on the IL. But whose fault is this? Is it just bad roster construction? Or something else? (12:30) The St. Louis Cardinals have a serious problem. (13:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Los Angeles Angels new media policy with assistant coaches. The team will refuse an interview if questions are deemed “too negative”. Hmm. (25:10) Review: Jesus Revolution. (32:30) We have NBA owner beef! Dan Gilbert vs Matt Ishbia. Cavaliers vs Suns. What is happening here!? (37:50) NPPOD. (40:20) What is the latest on the Washington Commanders sale? MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU TODAY! I don't watch Star Wars, but I can appreciate people's dedication to it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 04, 2023
NFL Draft 2020: Worst first round of all time!? Does Green Bay have faith in Jordan Love? Grizzlies finally had enough of Dillon Brooks! (Episode 808)
Today’s word of the day is ‘5th year’ as in 5th year options as in the 2020 NFL Draft as in a record-low number of first round picks have worked out. The biggest name is probably Jordan Love and what happened with him and the Packers. No 5th year deal, but a new one-year deal? What? (16:00) The Memphis Grizzlies have decided to let Dillon Brooks enter free agency. We all knew this could happen. And it did. Why? Is this Memphis trying to grow up? Fall guy? (24:55) Review: On a Wing and a Prayer. (27:55) Is the pitch clock causing more injuries? Is this something baseball was worried about? Max Scherzer says just get in shape! (36:45) NPPOD. You ever start forgetting what day of the week it is? Is today Tuesday? Wednesday? Who knows! But what I do know is you're going to have a great day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 03, 2023
LeBron v. Curry! Let's celebrate greatness! Bryce Harper has changed baseball FOREVER! Bauer being Bauer... here we go again! (Episode 807)
Today’s word of the day is ‘LeBron v. Curry’ as in legacy as in greatness as in the NBA Playoffs as in Lakers vs Warriors. Let’s talk about these GOATs. What are we about to see? Can you watch this series and just appreciate both? What about the MVP award? It comes out tonight. Giannis? Embiid? Jokic? (17:35) Bryce Harper is return from Tommy John surgery faster than any player ever. How should the team treat him? (28:50) Review: Space Oddity and the writer’s strike. (34:50) Trevor Bauer was called out by his teammate in Japan for a “disrespectful” sword celebration he wanted to use during strikeouts. (39:50) NPPOD. (44:30) The Florida Panthers are blocking international fans from buying tickets to its home playoff games against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Why? tacooooo tuesday!!!!!! Who do we have winning MVP tonight? I think it should be Jokic! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 02, 2023
NHL upsets everywhere! MLB after one month: Big Payrolls are struggling to get hot! Small payrolls are surging! Maybe not the Athletics... (Episode 806)
Today’s word of the day is ‘1/6’ but first we need to talk about what happened in the NHL on Sunday. The Kraken were released! Big time upsets in the NHL. How does it feel to break the regular season record for most wins and then get bounced in the first round? Ask the Boston Bruins! (7:10) Okay we’re back to 1/6! This means the season is almost over? No! We’re just getting started but you can sense some early trends. Game speed, homers, stolen bases, hits… all up. (9:10) What’s going on with the biggest payrolls in baseball? STRUGGLING! (21:20) Bottom payroll teams are surging! Rays! Orioles! Pirates! Maybe not the Athletics! (32:00) Review: The Diplomat. (35:00) Jacob deGrom is back on the IL. What happened now? (43:40) NPPOD Have a beautiful Monday, people! If no one else cares about your day.... I DO! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 01, 2023
Lamar Jackson, Ravens agree to MONSTER deal! CARDINALS TAMPERING ALERT! Was Giannis right about Bucks not failing? (Episode 805)
We started a NPDS Discord channel: Today’s word of the day is ‘Lamar’ as in Lamar Jackson as in the Baltimore Ravens as in a deal finally got done! How did they get there? What did the deal cost? What about Joey Cool? Will he get a Watson deal? (11:50) What happened with the Arizona Cardinals? We have tampering! The Arizona Cardinals are a mess. They had to swap 2nds with the Eagles over the hiring of Jonathan Gannon. (27:00) Review: Wildflower. (31:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Giannis’ comments about failure. Was the season a failure? (39:40) NPPOD. (43:00) MLB fun police! New Era puts a stop to the Atlanta Braves celebration big hats. Why is that? Have a great weekend everyone! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 28, 2023
NFL Draft Day! Does CJ Stroud's test score matter to teams? When do trades get made?; Titans getting new stadium! Jordan Walker demoted! (Episode 804)
Today’s word of the day is ‘on the clock’ as in the NFL Draft as in Kansas City as in who’s getting picked as in the event of the offseason. Let’s talk about big boards and trades and red flags and tanking. (17:45) The Tennessee Titans are getting a new stadium. The cycle continues. It will always continue. (32:10) Review: A Good Person. (35:20) St. Louis Cardinals have demoted its top prospect Jordan Walker. Why now? Performance? Service time manipulation? Both? (42:10) NPPOD. It's NFL Draft day people! I hope your team gets everyone you want! Except the Steelers! BOOOO! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 27, 2023
Are the Pittsburgh Pirates changing before our eyes!? What is wrong with Chicago White Sox!? Jets GM has to defend Aaron Rodgers trade! (Episode 803)
Today’s word of the day is ‘richest’ as in richy rich as in money as in big deals as in the Pittsburgh Pirates finally paid Bryan Reynolds. Can you believe it? The first 9-figure deal in team history. The Pirates are the story of the season. But… don’t get ahead of yourselves. (13:30) What is wrong with the Chicago White Sox? Are they broken? Cursed? (22:30) Jets GM Joe Douglas had to defend the Aaron Rodgers trade already. What did he say? (32:30) Review: Judy Blume Forever. (34:55) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Marcel Ozuna and why he’s still on the Braves. Oh boy. (43:00) NPPOD. Hump Day!!!!!!! It's here people! We almost made it through another week. Have the best day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 26, 2023
Jimmy Butler was the hero Miami needed; Aaron Rodgers finally to the Jets; MLB to Vegas close to done?; Tucker Carlson AND Don Lemon fired! (Episode 802)
Today’s word of the day is ‘the butler did it’ as in Jimmy Butler as in Jimmy Buckets as in Heat Culture as in the Miami Heat came back to beat the Milwaukee Bucks after a historic performance by Butler. And I was there! (8:25) Aaron Rodgers is a New York Jet. It happened. Finally. Who won the trade? (17:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Rob Manfred’s comments on the A’s being more competitive in Vegas. (29:35) Review: Ghosted. (32:30) Ice Udoka is the new coach of the Houston Rockets. Welcome back. Why were you fired from the Boston Celtics again? (37:55) NPPOD. (41:55) What a day it was for political commentary TV yesterday. Fox News fired Tucker Carlson. CNN fired Don Lemon. Life goes on! Everyone have a great day! Remember to try and do something that'll make you smile at least once a day! You deserve it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 25, 2023
NBA Playoffs: Is Dillon Brooks a villain? Is Doc Rivers right about suspending instigators?; NFL and Gambling; Pete Alonso's future payday (Episode 801)
Today’s word of the day is ‘villain’ as in Joker as in Bane as in Thanos as in Dillon Brooks? The Grizzlies outspoken forward was ejected from a Game 3 loss for hitting LeBron James in the groin. After the game Brooks decided not to meet with the media. Why now? (14:15) Doc Rivers opened up about the Draymond Green incident and the future of the NBA because of suspensions. What did he have to say? (20:15) The NFL has suspended 6 players for breaking the gambling policy. The big name was Jameson Williams, who was suspended for 6 games. The league has a problem. (32:50) Review: Jury Duty. (36:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Mets and Pete Alonso. When is he going to get his big deal? (44:00) NPPOD Have yourself a great day, people! It's Monday, but that doesn't mean it has to be a stinker! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 24, 2023
EPISODE 800! Why was Max Scherzer suspended without a fight? Diamondbacks DFA Madison Bumgarner; Why was Embiid not ejected?
It's episode 800 today! Woohoo! Thank you all for listening! Party it up this weekend for us! Today’s word of the day is ‘suspended’ as in no appeal as in sticky stuff as in foreign substance as in Max Scherzer has been suspended by MLB for 10 games. Why did this happen? Did Scherzer use the sticky icky? (15:00) Madison Bumgarner’s time in Arizona is over. The team announce it will DFA him and pay him to just go away. This happens ALL the time! (20:45) We are already having public CBA negotiations in MLB. Rob Manfred vs Tony Clark is back in action. Why now? (30:30) Review: The Promise. (34:30) NPPOD. Why was Joel Embiid not ejected? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 21, 2023
MLB Sticky Stuff: Max Scherzer ejected after foreign substance check; Are the Athletics DEFINITELY moving to Las Vegas now!? (Episode 799)
Today’s word of the day is ‘sticky stuff’ as in sticky icky as in foreign substance as in 4/20 as in Max Scherzer was ejected over alleged sticky stuff usage yesterday. It was a huge event. Max said he did nothing. Umpires said liar! Max said he swears he just used rosin. Umpires said more lies! (17:35) Are the Athletics finally leaving Oakland? The team announce it is closing in on a deal to buy land to build a stadium in Las Vegas. (34:30) Review: Square Grouper (36:20) Should Tua walk away from football? He said it’s his decision. And it is. (42:00) NPPOD Happy 4/20 to all those that celebrate. Have yourself a day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 20, 2023
MLB Deal or No Deal: Springs TJ surgery, Hunter Greene, Pablo Lopez extensions; Draymond Green HAS been suspended! Wow! (Episode 798)
Today’s word of the day is ‘caution’ as in think first before acting as in giving out contracts to players that are under long term contracts. What am I talking about? Look at the Julio, Acuńa, Wander deals. Seem good. What about Jeffrey Springs? David Fletcher? Will Pablo Lopez and Hunter Greene work out? (16:30) Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 3 of the Warriors-Kings series. We told you it would happen. (25:40) MLB is testing out new rules again. Will these one make it to the big leagues? (37:30) Review: When You Finish Saving the World. (39:40) NPPOD. Hump DAYYYYYYYYYYYY! Let's go people! Can almost smell the weekend from here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 19, 2023
Should Draymond Green be suspended?; Fernando Tatis Jr return, Juan Soto big time struggles! (Episode 797)
WE had technical difficulties today! We lost the internet and couldn't find it! John Taffer wanted to SHUT! US! DOWN! But we rose up through the flames like a PHOENIX! Today’s word of the day is ‘stomped’ as in foot as in chest as in Draymond Green as in Domantas Sabots as in the Warriors are now down 0-2 to the Kings and might be without Draymond Green. What happened here? Is the NBA going to do something? (15:10) Fernando Tatis Jr is returning to the San Diego Padres! First time since 2021. How will that go? (22:05) What is wrong with Juan Soto? Not batting for averaging. Not bringing in runs. Is he still worth $400M? (29:30) Review: Unstable. (32:30) Jalen Hurts just got a monster payday from the Eagles. What does this mean for Lamar Jackson? Can the Ravens get something close done? (37:20) NPPOD. (39:20) Athletics fans are planning a reverse boycott. What does this mean? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 18, 2023
NBA Playoffs: Kings big upset of Warriors upstaged by E40 ejection; Marlins marketing 'mistake'! More MLB umpire problems! (Episode 796)
Today’s word of the day is ‘playoffs baby’ as in the NBA Playoffs are here and things are happening. Giannis hurt. Morant hurt. Herro hurt. Knicks win. And the Warriors lose to the Kings! What happened in that game though? Kings security ejected rap legend E40. (14:25) Marlins marketing mistakes. Here we go again! What did the team do now? (26:40) Review: American Manhunt - The Boston Marathon Bombing. (31:40) Cody Bellinger was called for a pitch clock violation. What was the big deal? Well, he was getting a standing ovation from Dodgers fans and the ump shouldn’t have called it! (38:40) Foreign substance ejection! No not the pitcher, it was the Twins manager Rocco Baldelli this time! (43:50) NPPOD. Go watch the Boston Marathon! Today is the day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 17, 2023
Washington Commanders will reportedly sell for $6.05 BILLION! Goodbye, Danny Boy! What's happening with Zion and Ja!? (Episode 795)
Today’s word of the day is ‘6.05B’ as in 6 billion and 50 million as in the Washington Commanders are selling to Josh Harris and his group. Is this the end of the Danny Boy content machine? Will he and Tanya ride off into the sunset? (20:20) Do the Pelicans have a problem? CJ McCollum appears to call out Zion Williamson for not playing in the Play-In Tournament. Uh oh. (31:45) Review: Tetris. (35:55) What is happening with Ja Morant? He still has problems that continue to grow. His lawyers released a statement that he is countersuing a teenager alleging he will miss out on $30M because of All-NBA voting. (42:55) NPPOD. Have an incredible weekend, everyone! Do something fun! Go out to dinner and treat yourself. YOU DESERVE IT! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 14, 2023
MLB Expansion: Utah joins fight with Nashville, Portland, and Las Vegas to get a team!; Jeff Bezos OUT of Commanders sale!? (Episode 794)
Today’s word of the day is ‘32’ as in the number of teams MLB wants as in two more to go as in what happens with Oakland and Tampa will impact the next two. So who’s in? Salt Lake City wants in. Nashville wants in. Portland wants in. Las Vegas wants in. (10:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Diamond not paying TV deals to teams. This person wanted to know if players would still be getting paid. (27:55) Review: Lewis Capaldi - How I’m Feeling Now. (33:45) Jeff Bezos is reportedly out of the running for ownership of the Washington Commanders. What happened? (39:30) NPPOD. (42:00) Beer for sale! Beer for sale! Beer for sale! How are teams selling alcohol now that MLB game speeds have increased? It's a beautiful day in the northeast! Sun is shining! Stay hydrated, folks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 13, 2023
MLB Early Takeaways: Rays remain perfect while Phillies, Astros, Mets, Dodgers, Cardinals struggle - DO NOT PANIC! (Episode 793)
Today’s word of the day is ‘it’s early’ as in the season has just begun as in your team isn’t that bad as in the other teams aren’t that good. The Tampa Bay Rays are undefeated still, 11-0. Will they stay perfect? Will the Phillies, Mets, Dodgers, Astros continue to struggle!? The Marlins finally got a player to hit the cycle, no not that cycle. (11:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Anthony Volpe getting benched by the New York Yankees. Let’s discuss how rookies have done this season so far. (22:20) Are the Arizona Diamondbacks getting a new stadium? Chase Field opened just 25 years ago! (32:55) Review: Avatar: The Way of Water. (37:55) NPPOD. (40:20) Zion Williamson speaks to the media and answers some questions about why he’s not playing. What is going on here? I'm going to my first Mets game of the year today! Hot dog time! Are you a ketchup or mustard person? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 12, 2023
Astros Cheating Exposed... AGAIN: Evan Gattis goes scorched earth! Rudy Gobert gets suspended; Can Daniel Snyder sell the Commanders already!? (Episode 792)
Today’s word of the day is ‘scorched Earth’ as in burn it down as in don’t care anymore so let’s expose it all as in former Houston Astro Evan Gattis went nuclear on twitter yesterday. What happened? What’s happening? Is he a trustworthy source? (13:00) Rudy Gobert has been suspended. Can’t believe it happened but it did. Wow. (23:20) Odell Beckham signs a one-year deal for $15M guaranteed. Good for him! (32:20) Review: Pretty Baby - Brooke Shields. (34:55) Daniel Snyder can’t help himself. There’s always story about the Washington Commanders doing something wrong. Here we go again. (43:35) Can the Charlotte Hornets keep its star point guard? Is LaMelo Ball’s future in Charlotte? We are sorry for talking about the Astros cheating again. We will stop! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 11, 2023
Mavericks call in the tanks, NBA calls for investigation; Rudy Gobert punches Kyle Anderson; 2nd MLB player steps away to focus on mental health (Episode 791)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Sherlock’ as in no s**t Sherlock as in Sherlock and Holmes as in another investigation. This time it’s on integrity in sports! This time the Dallas Mavericks have openly tanked in a way that was STUNNING to see! (14:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Rudy Gobert throwing a punch at Kyle Anderson on the bench of the Timberwolves game. Gobert got sent home! What a mess. Not to mention another player, Jaden McDaniels, punched a wall and lost. (26:15) We have a bunch of wait to sees to update! (34:55) Review: Beef. (38:55) Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows is stepping away from the team to deal with his anxiety. This is important. (44:50) NPPOD It's Monday, but that doesn't mean it has to be a bad day! Let's go, people! Have a day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 10, 2023
MLB rainouts with no rain!? Are game speeds going to impact beer and hot dog prices!? When will the sponsorships end!? (Episode 790)
Today’s word of the day is ‘rain out’ as in rain rain go away as in postponement as in the Mets postponed their home opener because of rain… that never came! How do decisions like this get made? Why are they made? (11:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about game speeds impacting in-stadium revenue. Are hot dog prices going up? Is beer going to be more expensive? Is this why there’s more sponsorships!? (29:10) Review: The Reluctant Traveler (32:50) What happens when a city and team go to fight? It’s happening with the 49ers. It’s happening with the Coyotes. (41:30) NPPOD. (44:10) Mavericks lose protest filed to NBA against game vs Warriors. NBA said sorry, but no. Have a great friday! Do something fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 07, 2023
Will the Oakland Athletics fans please stand up!?; It's too early to publicly call out players; Ravens BIZARRE press conference (Episode 789)
Today’s word of the day is ‘AAA’ as in triple A as in the minor leagues as in the Oakland Athletics are getting less fans than the minor league teams are. How bad is this? (13:10) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Oli Marmol calling out Tyler O’Neil for not hustling and then benching him this early in the season. Interesting. (20:00) In back-to-back days we’ve seen star players ejected over pitch clock violations. Is MLB going to look into this or will we see more of this? (27:30) Review: The Night Agent. (30:00) The Ravens held a bizarre press conference. Eric DeCosta and John Harbaugh were somehow not prepared for questions about Lamar Jackson…. What? (37:00) NPPOD. (39:00) Mark Cuban finally spoke to the media about Jalen Brunson and the Mavericks. What’s happening there? We did a giveaway on YouTube today! It was live! We promise we'll have some giveaways for the audio audience too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 06, 2023
NFL Bombshell: Former Arizona Cardinals exec accuses owner of cheating, bullying, harassment; MLB updates; NBA teams try to shutdown stars (Episode 788)
Today’s word of the day is ‘burner’ as in burner phone as in the Arizona Cardinals are in some stuff right now. A former top executive has accused team owner Michael Bidwill of having them use burners, harassment, abuse, cheating, scandals. Wooooof! The team then did something that I’ve never read before. (16:10) What is going on in MLB right now? We’re about 5 games into the season and things are happening. Pitch clock violations. Ejections. Underwhelming performances. (26:50) Review: Murder Mystery 2. (29:20) Quick updates: Max Fried to the IL; Joe Biden walks back Jill Biden’s invite of LSU AND Iowa to the White House. (32:25) NPPOD. (33:25) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me a question about comments made by Alex Verdugo about Alex Manoah. Well, what happened? (41:40) The NBA has a shutdown problem. Teams are shutting down star players. The Mavericks reportedly wanted to sit Kyrie and Luka. Doncic said no thanks. Hump dayyyyyyyyyy! Have a day, people! I'm currently under the weather, but we go on! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 05, 2023
WWE, UFC merging into $21B Endeavor company; Angels ban reporter over criticism; No, Iowa should not go to the White House! (Episode 787)
Today’s word of the day is ‘merged’ as in the WWE and the UFC are becoming one company. Endeavor is leading the charge. The new live sports behemoth is valued at $21B. Why did Vince McMahon want out now? Who is Ari Emanuel? What does Dana White think about this? What does it all mean!? (13:10) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Los Angeles Angels opting to get a reporter removed from team-owned radio station for being critical of the organization. (30:40) Review: Palm Trees and Power Lines. (33:30) Anthony Rendon has been suspended by MLB for putting his hands on a fan. Come on! (39:55) Here we go again. Jill Biden wants LSU AND Iowa to come to the White House. This isn’t how it works! (45:20) NPPOD. (46:55) The Yankees want to get rid of manager jersey numbers. They’ve retired so many numbers that they’re running out! How's everyone doing!? No one ever reaches out to me so I'm assuming you're all doing well! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 04, 2023
How we failed LSU and Iowa by focusing on the WRONG thing; NBA gets new CBA: who won the deal? (Episode 786)
Today’s word of the day is ‘lamentable’ as in LSU defeats Iowa in the women’s NCAA championship and the story was less about basketball and more about everything else. Bad officiating. Angel Reese vs Caitlin Clark. And a whole conversation about race. (14:20) There’s a new CBA agreement in place in the NBA. What is happening? Did the players win? Did the owners win? Did the fans win? (31:30) Review: Champions. (35:25) MLB is back and the big story is game speed! The pitch clock rules! (38:45) NPPOD. (41:00) Chelsea sack Graham Potter after appointing him in September. Todd Boehly continues to reign terror on his new club. Have a great Monday! It finally feels like Spring! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 03, 2023
MLB Opening Day: Injuries, pitch clock, stolen bases, dingers, strikeouts - Baseball is so back! (Episode 785)
Today’s word of the day is ‘observations’ as in Opening Day is here and gone! Are you sad? Are you excited about your team? Let’s go through what happened from MLB Opening Day. Mets place Justin Verlander on the IL before the first game even begins. Braves starter Max Fried left after 3.1 inning after a hamstring injury, come on! (11:25) The new rules are here! Marcus Stroman - violation! Pete Alonso - violation! Rafael Devers - violation! Stolen bases everywhere! (17:35) Shohei Ohtani is back and he’s hitting and pitching. The Los Angeles Angels are back to losing. (21:40) Daniel Bard is taking another leave of absence because of mental health. He had control issues in the WBC and now he’s out for the Rockies. (28:55) Review: Reggie. (34:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the idea of an International Division in the NFL. Could it be happening soon? (43:20) NPPOD. Have a great weekend everyone! I'm going to a wedding! No, not my wedding! Let's have some fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 31, 2023
MLB OPENING DAY IS HERE! Season Win Total Bets! Minor Leagues get major deal: Here's what you need to know! (Episode 784)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Opening Day’ as in baseball is back as in here we go as in everyone’s in first place! What are the biggest storylines from today!? Who’s going to overachieve!? Who’s going to stink it up!? (8:55) Win total season! We start with the New York Yankees! What did YES Network announce? Something big! (15:45) Mets win totals! (18:20) What is going on with the Padres? Are people going to be able to watch these games? (23:55) Marlins announced a new jersey patch sponsor. Uh oh! (31:55) Review: All The Beauty and the Bloodshed. (35:55) We have a new deal between MLB and Minor Leaguers. What happened? (41:25) What happened at the NFL Owner’s Meetings? Anything big? Anything you need to pay attention to? (46:55) NPPOD Baseball is back! Get excited! Woohoo! Go Mets go! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 30, 2023
MLB 2023 PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS: Pitch Clock! Who wins World Series!? Shohei for MVP!? (Episode 783)
Today’s word of the day is ‘tomorrow’ as in tomorrow tomorrow we get baseball tomorrow it’s only a day away! Opening Day is tomorrow. MLB is back! It’s prediction time! Biggest storylines! We start with the new rules! (10:20) Are the Angels going to finally make the playoffs again? Shohei Ohtani. Mike Trout. 0 playoff appearances together. Does that change? (16:00) Rob Manfred is talking. The MLB commissioner had some things to say about Steve Cohen spending and the rest of the league. (24:10) Who are the biggest disappointments going to be this season? Can Aaron Judge repeat what he did last season? (26:30) Who is under the most pressure? Expectations are high for two teams in particular this year! (34:00) Review: Luther - The Fallen Sun. (37:10) MLB Predictions time!!!! The document for wait to see/nppod/movies is in my Twitter bio: @ matthewcoca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 29, 2023
Another school shooting... ENOUGH!; Lamar Jackson requests trade from Ravens; Are Jets close to Aaron Rodgers deal? (Episode 782)
No word of the day today. Let’s take a few moments to discuss what’s going on in this country. Another school shooting. More innocents taken away. More children taken away. When does it end? (13:35) Lamar Jackson wants a trade. Are the Ravens going to do it? Should the Ravens do it? Will another team do it? (29:55) Review: Shrinking. (32:30) Is Aaron Rodgers on the Jets now? Is a trade close? What do the Packers want? (39:55) NPPOD. (41:00) WE’ve got an ump show already! J.T. Realmuto was ejected from a spring training game for simply putting his glove out and the ump missed his glove with the ball. That’s it. Everyone have a great Tuesday. Do something you love. Eat something you love. Share some love! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 28, 2023
Baseball is back... almost! Opening Day matchups, prospects called up or sent down! The Dallas Mavericks are in BIG trouble! (Episode 781)
Today’s word of the day is ‘opening week’ as in baseball is back as in Opening Day is 3 days away as in what are teams doing to get prepared for this? The Yankees had some decisions to make. Like who’s going to pitch this year for them? Another injury to the rotation, woof. What about young prospects? The Yankees and Cardinals finalized call ups, but the Mets sent some players down. (18:40) The Dallas Mavericks are in a bad spot. The team was just swept in a two-game series against the Charlotte Hornets. Mark Cuban is mad. Luka is mad. Kyrie is going through it. (31:40) Review: Daisy Jones and The Six. (36:55) NFL Owners Meetings get started in Arizona. What is taking place? What’s on the docket? (44:40) NPPOD. Let's have a great Monday, people! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 27, 2023
We finally got off the dinghy: Le Batard, Samson, Collision Course! MLB injuries pile up in Spring Training! CANCEL IT? MLB Forbes valuations are out! (Episode 780)
Today’s word of the day is ‘thank you’ as in an announcement as in the announcement to the announcement as in we are leaving CBS Sports as in we are joining the pirate ship as in getting off the dinghy as in we are now part of Meadowlark Media. (7:40) Is it time to cancel Spring training? We should. Rhys Hoskins had to be carted off the field yesterday. Gavin Lux is out for the season. Everyone was up in arms about the WBC, but injuries happen everywhere! (14:55) Let’s talk about Forbes. Valuations for MLB teams came out and it needs to be explained. Please listen! (30:00) Review: MH 370 - The Plane that Disappeared. (34:50) Lamar Jackson has a business partner named Ken Francis. The NFL sent a memo telling all teams to stay away from Ken Francis. What is going on here? (40:55) NPPOD. (42:40) What is going on in the NHL? Pride Nights where teams claim that Russian players could be in trouble? What? Cmon! HELLO FRIENDS! IT'S ME! COCA! Just saying hi! Have a great weekend! Let's do something fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 24, 2023
Is MLB already changing the new rules!? And... here's another service time manipulation explainer! Mark Cuban and the Mavericks are not happy with NBA officials! (Episode 779)
Today’s word of the day is ‘memo’ as in notice as in clarification as in MLB sends another memo to teams to clear things up. Or did they? It’s all about the new rules. Pitch clocks. Shifts. And something about bat boys and girls!? WHAT? (12:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about service time manipulation vs MLB teams just putting better players on the field. Let’s talk about some top prospects and roster construction. (25:40) Review: Money Shot - The Porn Hub Story. (29:55) A play happened in the Mavericks/Warriors game that we’ve never seen before. Mark Cuban was very angry and tweeted about the refs. Luka made a gesture at the refs. It was a huge mess and the Mavericks are now filing a protest. Woof. (37:30) NPPOD. (39:00) What is going on with Zion Williamson? He’s still not playing. This is bad for the Pelicans. This is and for the NBA. (41:30) Scott Boras is back. He scooped up another MLB player… this time it’s Corbin Burnes. Wonder why he did that! Oh hey, it's us! Who would have thought!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 23, 2023
MLB dream comes true: Shohei Ohtani vs Mike Trout ended the WBC Final! What can MLB do to capitalize on that?; NHL and Fanatatics announce deal (Episode 778)
Today’s word of the day is ‘wake up!’ as in the dream happened the dream is over as in the World Baseball Classic as in Shohei Ohtani vs Mike Trout as in what is next for baseball? What can MLB do to keep the momentum going? Japan won. USA lost. Baseball fans won. The haters lost. (14:50) Where were the US star pitchers? Scherzer? deGrom? Verlander? Burnes? Well, Rob Manfred wants them there. He held court and gave some quotes on the WBC and the new rules. (28:40) Review: Black Panther - Wakanda Forever. (30:55) The NHL announced a new deal with Fanatics starting in the 2024-25 season. Fans are not happy. (44:00) Knicks legend Willis Reed has died at the age of 80. Let me talk for a minute on his impact. (47:30) Ja Morant is returning to action for the Grizzlies tonight. He isn’t healed. But he is back.  What an ending to the WBC! What a game! Loved it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 22, 2023
MLB gets DREAM WBC FINAL! Japan vs USA! Ohtani vs Trout!; More players and former players speak out on MLB rule changes; James Dolan can't help himself! (Episode 777)
Today’s word of the day is ‘incredible’ as in amazing as in perfect as in a dream scenario for MLB has happened. Japan vs USA. Trout vs Ohtani. It’s happening in the World Baseball Classic. Let’s discuss what this WBC has meant to everyone involved. Stars were made. Social media was in a frenzy. It was a perfect night. (15:55) A catcher in the bullpen for the Cuban team in the WBC has defected. Ivan Gonzalez was able to sneak out of the hotel and didn’t show up for the team’s flight home. We spoke yesterday about Cuba in the WBC and this is important. (19:55) A.J. Pierzynski opened about his feelings towards the new rules in baseball. Former players. Current players. Everyone has something to say. Does MLB care? (29:55) Review: Class of 07. (33:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about James Dolan. James Dolan is the owner of the Knicks. James Dolan can’t help but making himself the story. (46:55) Mark Appel was released. Let’s talk about how hard it is to play baseball. How hard it is to make it. Have a great day everyone! Do something fun if you can! The sun is shining! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 21, 2023
WBC Madness: Altuve breaks hand, Arenado leaves injured, Trea Turner becomes superstar; Angels owner talks payroll, losing, and Shohei Ohtani! (Episode 776)
Today’s word of the day is ‘vamos’ as in let’s go as in baseball is here as in another injury at the WBC as in Jose Altuve is out for at least 2 months after breaking his thumb on a hit by pitch. Awful. Horrible. Just unlucky. What are the Astros saying and doing? (11:55) We need to talk about Cuba playing in Miami and why it was so important. (24:55) Angels owner Arte Moreno spoke with the media for the first time in three years. What did he have to say? Payroll. Ohtani. Losing. (36:55) Review: Living with Bill Nighy. (37:55) NPPOD. (41:20) Lamar Jackson still has not gotten a new deal. Collusion!? NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith spoke about the Lamar situation. Happy Monday, people! let's have ourselves a day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 20, 2023
Washington Commanders sale IMMINENT! See ya later, Danny Boy!; Jordan wants out of NBA!; Despite Diaz injury, the WBC MATTERS! (Episode 775)
Today’s word of the day is ‘imminent’ as in right now as in really soon as in the Washington Commanders sale could be here! What is Danny Boy and Tanya Snyder up to? Moving boxes. Packing tape. Saying their goodbyes. Who is buying the team? Where are the leaks!? (14:00) Michael Jordan is looking to sell the Charlotte Hornets. He bought the team in 2010 for $275M and is about to make a cool billion on that investment. (24:40) Review: Brian and Charles. (28:55) Edwin Diaz is out for the rest of the season. It’s done. Diaz tore his patellar tendon in his knee celebrating in the WBC. (40:35) NPPOD (46:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me if I would draft Georgia’s Jalen Carter. He was mocked to be the top pick in the NFL Draft and now no one knows where he’ll be taken. My bracket was busted by 6pm on Day 1! I STINK! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 17, 2023
WBC, MLB and Mets biggest nightmare: Edwin Diaz suffers freak injury celebrating; Ja Morant has been cured; Aaron Rodgers wants NYJ (Episode 774)
Today’s word of the day is ‘agony’ as in Edwin Diaz as in Alexis Diaz as in Francisco Lindor as in Team Puerto Rico as in the WBC as in the New York Mets as in Steve Cohen as in MLB. What a nightmare. Diaz strikes out the side to send Puerto Rico to the next round of the WBC and the Dominican Republic home… and gets hurt celebrating. Oh my… (28:40) Review: The Pez Outlaw. (30:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Ja Morant situation and what has transpired. He is back after what sounds like a 20 minute stay at counseling. The NBA does it again. (37:25) NPPOD. (40:10) Aaron Rodgers wants to go to the New York Jets. Left the darkness and there we go.  I am very sad today. Not Edwin Diaz! Not Team Puerto Rico! Not my Mets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 16, 2023
Aaron Rodgers decision day 2.0!!!! Is he going to the Jets!?; What's the future of the NBA?; EVERYTHING to know about your regional sports network (Episode 773)
Today’s word of the day is ‘presumptuous’ as in Aaron Rodgers is having Decision 2.0 as in the New York Jets got a list of targets from Rodgers as in Aaron Rodgers wants to play GM like LeBron James. Why are teams letting this happen? Just make up your mind already. Get it done and move on. (11:45) What is the future of the NBA? Load management is out of control. MVP voting is out of control. The new CBA is coming up. TV Deals. Some players aren’t happy. Damian Lillard doesn’t like it. (22:00) Review: Chasing Coral. (26:20) The World Cup is expanding to 104 teams. Why? MONEY! You got that right. (33:30) NPPOD. (34:40) What is going on with regional sports networks? Diamond Sports Group has filed for bankruptcy. Orioles, Nationals in fight over MASN. Uh oh! Hello friends! Who are we taking to win the tournament? I think I like Texas, but if too many people have Texas, I'm out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 15, 2023
World Baseball Classic: USA bats wake up, but Scherzer explains why there's no Cy Young stars; Bauer goes to Japan; Morant goes to get help (Episode 772)
Today’s word of the day is ‘rolling the dice’ as in taking a chance as in gambling as in Max Scherzer spoke about the World Baseball Classic and why he’s not participating. A mid-season tournament, maybe? But, he spoke on getting ready for the season and not being there yet. Is it wrong to prioritize the MLB season over the WBC? Brandon Nimmo felt similar to Scherzer. Team USA has the bats, but none of the 15 Americans to receiver Cy Young votes are on the squad. And what about the pitching limits for the USA pitchers… not great! (15:50) Did you see the signing of Duque Hebbert? Do you know who we’re talking about? No? (26:55) Review: The Last of Us. (30:25) The Mets join the Yankees in welcoming a new addition to the IL. Jose Quintana is now hurt. It is hard to win. Even if you have the money. (35:30) Trevor Bauer is off to Japan. Okay. (41:50) NPPOD. (43:00) Ja Morant is getting help. It was reported that Morant will be in Florida joining a counseling program. His timetable to return as yet to be determined. Happy Pi Day! How many numbers do you know!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 14, 2023
NFL Blockbusters: Panthers go all-in with Bears for #1 pick! Does Packers CEO think Rodgers is a Jet? What happened at the Oscars!? (Episode 771)
Today’s word of the day is ‘da bears’ as in the Chicago Bears and in the Carolina Panthers as in David Tepper has mortgaged his team’s future for the number 1 overall pick. Tepper wants to be the man. He wants to be the story. Was it too much? Are the Bears all in on Justin Fields now? (9:50) Dolphins have picked up the 5th year option for Tua. He missed a lot of time because of head injuries last year. What happens next? Tua gets a big extension or Tua not a Dolphin in 2 years? (14:55) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the comments made by Mark Murphy when he was asked about Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. (25:40) UNC Tar Heels turn down a trip to the NIT. Woof. (28:00) Oscar Review. What happened at the Academy Awards. (41:00) We saw the worst umpire call of all time over the weekend. It needs to be seen to be believed. (45:00) NPPOD. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish should have won Best Picture! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 13, 2023
Yankees injuries begin to pile up: Carlos Rodon to the IL; Arizona Cardinals OL tells Kyler Murray to 'Grow Up', 2023 Oscar predictions! (Episode 770)
Today’s word of the day is ’forearm strain’ as in pitching as in baseball as in MLB as in Spring Training as in the lockout ended a year ago today as in the New York Yankees are in trouble before the season. Carlos Rodon. $162M. Forearm strain. Injured List. DAMN! (16:45) The Arizona Cardinals have a problem. It used to be Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray. Now players are fighting in the media and social media about Kyler Murray. Oh boy. (28:00) Review: Oscar Predictions (36:55) Patrick Ewing has been fired by Georgetown. Let’s discuss why programs hire former elite players and how that works out. (41:55) NPPOD. Have a great weekend everyone! Do something fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 10, 2023
Sports Betting BOOM: WWE now wants in on the action! Calvin Ridley reinstated by NFL; Ja Morant update: Adam Silver is no David Stern (Episode 769)
Today’s word of the day is ’scripted’ as in the WWE as in professional wrestling as in SORRY TO BREAK IT TO YOU as in the WWE is looking into getting into the gambling business. What? How? Really? No Way. (16:40) Calvin Ridley is back in the NFL. The receiver was suspended for a year and traded to the Jaguars. He was suspended for gambling on the NFL. He released a story in the Players’ Tribune that was eye-opening. (27:50) Update on Ja Morant! He’ll be out for at least four more games the Grizzlies say. Denver PD said the investigation is over. What now? (39:55) Review: EO. (43:55) We need to talk about the Yankees and Frankie Montas. He said he was hurt when he was traded. Oh boy. Have a great day everyone! I know David gave my email out on today's show, but please don't email me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 09, 2023
NFL Collusion!? Did the Ravens know teams wouldn't offer Lamar Jackson a fully guaranteed deal?; Daniel Jones gets PAID! Aaron Rodgers gets wined and dined! (Episode 768)
Today’s word of the day is ’you’re it’ as in tag you’re it as in the franchise tag as in Lamar Jackson was tagged. What does that mean? People are screaming about collusion! Is the NFL colluding against Lamar? What did the Ravens do? Why don’t other teams want him? (20:40) Daniel Jones is getting big money from the Giants. We say that because he could be playing on a 5th year deal! But alas, he is making big money. (24:50) Aaron Rodgers is meeting with the New York Jets. Why? Why are the Jets doing this? Just trade for him or don’t! (30:50) Review: Selective Outrage. (37:00) Does Apple have a secret opt-out clause in its deal with the MLS? Could that be true? (44:00) NPPOD. Hump Day is here already! Have a great day, party people! Tell someone you love em, just because! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 08, 2023
World Baseball Classic is here! Get excited! Jets need a QB: Derek Carr said no... will Aaron Rodgers?; Ja Morant Update: more trouble for the Grizzlies star (Episode 767)
Today’s word of the day is ’WBC’ as in World Baseball Classic as in the World Cup of Baseball as in Dominican Republic as in Team USA as in Japan! Let’s talk about what this tournament is and what it means to Major League Baseball. (10:55) What are the Jets doing at QB? Is Aaron Rodgers the guy? Is Derek Carr the guy? Is Geno Smith the guy? What are the Jets going to do!? (23:10) Review: A Man Called Otto (26:55) What is the latest on Ja Morant? It looks like the Denver Police Department are now going to review this case because of the firearm shown by Morant. Will the NBA choose to suspend him now? (38:30) NPPOD. (43:00) Mike Clevinger is in trouble, but not in trouble. MLB will not discipline him for what’s happening off the field. I'm back! Did anyone miss me? ANYONE! Let's have an incredible Tuesday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 07, 2023
Ja Morant and the Grizzlies have work to do; What is going on with the Baltimore Ravens!?
Today's word of the day is 'Vegas Baby' as in my reflections on a weekend in Vegas. Is the city over saturated with professional sports? Ja Morant has been suspended for two games after he was seen on Instagram live with a gun. How much trouble is he in? Baltimore Ravens Receiver Rashod Bateman called out his GM for his comments on a disappointing track record at the WR position. Today's review is Women Talking written band directed by Sarah Polley. We have an update on MLB rules... or do we.... What is going on with this pitch clock? As always we close out the show with the NPDS pick of the day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 06, 2023
NFL's Worst Owner is at it AGAIN: Daniel Snyder's Commanders problems are too big to ignore
Today's word of the day is 'Fifty Five' as in . We have a #Waittosee... Do you think Deshaun Waston will restructure his deal to help the brown? Next up we have a quick correction before reviewing the movie Virunga. The MLB wants to cut Minor league players off Florida's minimum wage, what type of impact would this have on the minor leagues? David Also reacts to a few injuries and how they could impact their teams. As always we close the show with a pick of the day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 01, 2023
Lakers concerned for future: LeBron James out with foot injury; Are the Bears trading the 1st pick or not!?; MLB New Rules and more payroll drama! (Episode 764)
Today’s word of the day is ’indefinitely’ as in LeBron James is out with a foot injury. Oh boy. The Los Angeles Lakers traded for six new players at the deadline. The Los Angeles Lakers felt like a new team. The Los Angeles Lakers now are outside the play-in tournament with no LeBron James. (14:10) The NFL Draft Season rumors are back! What are the Bears doing with the top pick? Keeping it! Trading it! Trading Justin Fields! ANYTHING! (24:40) Review: The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker. (28:35) MLB loves the new rule changes… why? Because they are getting buy in. It’s still early so let’s not celebrate everything just yet. But, Scherzer and Judge says it’ll benefit them. (34:40) Jacob deGrom opened up about his contract and heading to the Texas Rangers. What did he have to say? (36:55) New Toronto Blue Jays Chris Bassit tweeted about the business of baseball. Let’s clear some things up. (44:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Pirates owner Bob Nutting and his comments on the team, spending, and trading Bryan Reynolds.  It snowed today. I really dislike the snow! Sorry if you like the snow. But snow is bad! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 28, 2023
Manny Machado gets the bag from the Padres! Is a salary cap coming to MLB!? New rules are here in MLB! Dan Snyder can't be THAT petty! (Episode 763)
Today’s word of the day is ’65’ as in 65M as in Manny Machado got paid $65M more than what the Padres originally offered him a few weeks ago. This deal now becomes a 14-year, $470M deal. Can you believe it? This is what happens when teams put opt-outs in! What does this mean fore the Padres and its spending spree? (14:50) Is there going to be a salary cap in MLB? Is this possibly going to happen? Would the Player’s Union allow it? (27:20) Review: Drive to Survive. (30:20) The new MLB pitch clock was enforced this weekend. And people are losing their minds! (36:30) NPPOD. (38:40) Is Dan Snyder really this petty? No way. Don’t believe it. There’s multiple reports about Dan Snyder possibly not wanting to sell to Jeff Bezos. Ha! (44:30) We’ve got umpire problems already! CB Bucknor wouldn’t shake the hand of Oli Marmol before the Cardinals game. Woof! Have a great monday people! I'm going on vacation soon.... so i'm in cruise control! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 27, 2023
NPDS QB Darkness Retreat: Aaron Rodgers, Lamar Jackson, Daniel Jones, Joe Burrow enter; Eric Bieniemy takes on Washintgon; MLB v. Stick Stuff (Episode 762)
Today’s word of the day is ’darkness’ as in Aaron Rodgers has returned from his Darkness Retreat so we have an NPDS dark retreat as well. Where is he going to go? Back to Green Bay? To the Jets? To retire? What about Lamar Jackson and the Ravens? Are they close to a deal? (13:45) Eric Bieniemy has left Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. He was introduced as the Washington Commanders offensive coordinator. Is this fair? A lateral move? (23:50) Review: The Whale. (27:50) Jayson Stark released an article yesterday about MLB combating sticky stuff again. Oh boy! (35:40) NPPOD. (37:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about an ambidextrous pitcher! (42:45) What is going on with the Boston Red Sox? Triston Casas had some very quirky pregame rituals.  Have a great weekend! IF YOU READ THIS GO WISH DAVID A HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON SUNDAY! HE'LL LOVE IT! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 24, 2023
NBA is back and the West is Wild: LeBron legacy, Warriors end, KD and Kyrie, Jokic looking to 3-peat; MLS expansion and TV talk (Episode 761)
Today’s word of the day is ’escape club’ as in Wild, Wild West as in the Western Conference as in the NBA is back tonight and the Western Conference has so many storylines to focus on. Let’s start things off with LeBron James and the Lakers. He says these final 20+ game are the most important games of his career. Kevin Durant is on the Suns. Remember that? Kyrie is on the Dallas Mavericks. Remember that? Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors dynasty could be over? Right? Has to end at some point! Sorry to say this but Nikola Jokic is going to win his 3rd straight MVP award this year. It is. His season has been insane. But the biggest story has to be the tank for Victor. Who’s going to get the #1 pick? The Franchise changer. The unicorn. (14:55) The NBA All Star Game ratings were a disaster. Worse than the Pro Bowl. The NBA needs to do something and it will happen. (20:10) Review: The Long Goodbye. (24:50) Let’s give an update on the Brandon Miller/Darius Miles situation. The attorney released a statement and we need to go through it. (30:10) MLS is starting this Saturday. Expansion. TV deals. Money. Woo hoo. Get excited! (39:55) More MLB Spring Training storylines are here so listen up! Thirsty thursday! we made it! Woohoo! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 23, 2023
MLB Spring Training: Padres, Marlins, Diamondbacks owners all talk payroll and stadiums; Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats can't be serious (Episode 760)
Today’s word of the day is ’nuts’ as in owners are talking as in it all seems nuts as in MLB Spring Training is the time of year when you hear from all the owners so let’s alll hear what they have to say. Peter Seidler is the owner of the San Diego Padres. He’s got a stacked team right now. He’s spending big money. What did he have to say? (11:45) Bruce Sherman met the media and wants you to know that the Marlins want to win and are not for sale. Where have you heard that before? (17:55) Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick spoke to the press for the first time in a long time. (28:45) Review: Sharper. (30:55) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Alabama basketball and Nate Oats. Did you all hear what he said about Brandon Miller reportedly providing a gun used in a murder? (38:40) NPPOD. (39:45) The Atlanta Hawks have fired Nate McMillan just months after a report of a broken relationship with Trae Young. (44:30) Jim Caldwell announced that he would stop trying to be an NFL head coach moving forward. He’s had enough. It's Wednesday! Another HUMP DAYYYYYY! Have a great day everyone! Get some sun if you can! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 22, 2023
MLB Spring Training: The Mets Steve Cohen Plan is here; Can Cole keep HR down, can Judge keep HR up?; Meyers Leonard's send chance (Episode 759)
Today’s word of the day is ’position’ as in Steve Cohen is in position as in 3-5 year plan is here as in MLB and its Economic Reform Committee has been started. What does all of this mean? Do the other owners dislike Steve Cohen? Is the spending going to continue forever? (12:30) Let’s move to the Bronx and talk about the New York Yankees. Is Gerrit Cole going to give up 33 homers again? Is Carlos Rodon going to be the secondary star they’ve needed? What about Aaron Judge and 9/$360M deal? Can the Yankees get it done? (18:40) Meyers Leonard is back in the NBA. Let’s do a refresher on why he’s been out of the league. Should we be okay with this 2nd chance? Is this the “right” way to do things? (28:30) Review: All That Breathes. (34:55) NPPOD. (35:55) What is going on with John Henry and Liverpool? The team was for sale. Now it isn’t for sale. Can it be for sale? Is anyone selling anything? (42:30) Let’s finish the day off talking about Ted Lasso.  Being sick stinks! I wish it on no one! This section has basically become my diary. Thanks for reading! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 21, 2023
MLB Payroll Disparity: Phillies, Red Sox, and Orioles owners talk spending while Manfred makes new committee; Can NBA All-Star Weekend be fixed? (Episode 758)
Today’s word of the day is ’Spring microphone’ as in Spring Training is here as in MLB owners are back and they cannot wait to talk! What are we referring to? The Red Sox. The Phillies. The Orioles. The Padres. These owners couldn’t wait to talk about money! Let’s start with the Philadelphia Phillies. What did John Middleton have to say? He talked money… this will be a common theme! (7:00) What did Red Sox owner John Henry have to say? Are Red Sox fans going to be happy about this? (17:00) Of course, Orioles owner John Angelos had to say something. Why? He couldn’t help himself! (22:00) So what is MLB going to do? Can the league spending be fixed? Bring in the Economic Reform Committee! (30:30) Review: Stolen Youth. (34:50) The NBA All Star Weekend needs a makeover. What is going on here!? The Skills Challenge stinks. The Dunk Contest is below average. And the All-Star game itself is a disaster to watch! (42:40) NPPOD. (43:40) Manny Machado told the Padres that he is opting out of his deal. Can San Diego afford to keep him or afford to let him go? Shoutout to the people working hard today! We see you! And a special Happy Birthday to my best mate Pasquale! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 20, 2023
Samson Sit-Down: Evan Drellich | Winning Fixes Everything | How the Astros sign-stealing scandal was uncovered
It's time for another Samson Sit-Down! Evan Drellich - Senior Writer, The Athletic. Author of "Winning Fixes Everything” joins the show! Evan broke the story about the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. So let’s get into it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 18, 2023
MLB Spring Training: Corbin Burnes v. Brewers; Astros new GM makes a mistake; Explaining split-squads; Barcelona referee scandal (Episode 757)
Today’s word of the day is ’feelings’ as in getting the feeling back again as in Corbin Burnes said he had his feelings hurt by the Brewers. Why was that? What happened in the arbitration room that Burnes is mad about? What gets said? (14:10) What is going on in Houston? Are the Astros changing their philosophy? Since when do the Astros keep players? (18:35) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about split squads and spring training and all the fun that goes into the games no player cares about. (29:00) Review: Somebody I Used to Know. (31:50) What in the world is going on at Barcelona? The team has been accused of overpaying a referees company to try and sway the rest of the officials calling La Liga games. What? There’s no way? (39:40) NPPOD. (42:55) We need to talk about bullying going on right now with teens. This problem has been around forever, but now that it’s being filmed we see it more and more and more. What is being done to stop this? Have a great weekend party people! What are we going to watch? The NBA All Star Game? ehhhhhhh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 17, 2023
MLB Spring Training: Jacob deGrom health, Red Sox injury updates, Bryan Reynolds trade request,; Will Bally's Bankruptcy impact your games?
Today’s word of the day is ’injuries and distractions’ as in those were the 2 rules we said yesterday to avoid in Spring Training. And guess what? Yesterday, that’s all it was. Let’s start with Jacob deGrom… you’re not going to believe it. (7:10) Stephen Strasburg had another setback. Oh boy. (8:10) The Boston Red Sox are in a tough spot. Trevor Story said he’s likely out the season. Chris Sale is supposed to be coming back. (14:35) The Los Angeles Angels will do everything in their power to keep Shohei Ohtani. How will they do it? Mike Trout has some ideas. (19:10) What about distractions in Pittsburgh? Plenty of them! The biggest is Bryan Reynolds and his trade requests. Oh boy. (22:55) So what’s going on in Cincinnati? Well, Rob Manfred had some things to say about Phil Castellini. (26:50) What about the Yankees? Another injury. Frankie Montas is likely out for the year. What else can go wrong? (30:30) Review: Your Place or Mine. (35:40) NPPOD. (37:00) What is going on with Bally’s? Are you going to be able to see your baseball games? Are there more or less MLB blackouts? What is going on!? I heard someone say: it's thursday, but if you stand on your toes you can see friday! -- well get on those toes people! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 16, 2023
NBA vs Load Management: Will new rules curb superstars from taking games off!? MLB rules enforcement is here and get ready for yelling! (Episode 755)
Today’s word of the day is ’overhaul’ as in change as in drastically change as in the NBA is at war with itself. Load management has been plague. Stars sitting out of big TV games. Stars resting. Now the NBA and NBPA will discuss tying awards to games played. Will that change anything? Do players care? Will teams use this against players? (17:10) Zion Williamson is still out hurt… again. What are the Pelicans going to do? He just signed a huge deal and he’s still been a liability. (21:35) MLB continues to release new enforcement rules. New bases. New pitch clock. New balk calls. New everything. (34:30) Review: Narvik. (36:50) New Mexico State has fired its head coach. Go listen to yesterday’s show. (37:50) NPPOD. (40:00) Can the Brooklyn Nets save Ben Simmons career? He has gone through it. Now he’s just another player in the league. Before he was one fo the top young talents in the league. (46:50) Get rid of distractions. That’s one of the main goals of Spring Training. And the White Sox are failing at that. Very sorry if there's an audio issue today! It was a platform recording problem! NOT ME! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 15, 2023
Remembering Nationals owner Ted Lerner; MLB Ghost Runner is here for good: here's why; Crisis on campus: NMSU basketball hazing and Michigan State shooting (Episode 754)
Today’s word of the day is ’Ted Lerner’ as in the principal owner of the Washington Nationals. Ted Lerner died yesterday at the age of 97. Let me take a few minutes to speak on Ted, our friendship, and his life. (6:40) MLB made rule changes because of covid and they’re here to stay. You hate the ghost runner? TOO BAD! There will now be a runner on 2nd in extra innings for good. (20:35) The World Baseball Classic is almost here and every front office is scared. Nestor Cortes has a hamstring issue and he’s out. Questionable for the season opener now. This is why the front office hates the World Baseball Classic! Injuries! (28:00) Review: True Spirit. (34:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about what’s going on at New Mexico State right now. The basketball team canceled its season. There’s been a player involved in a shooting. There’s been players involved in hazing. Coaches suspended. Absolute mess.  Happy Valentine's Day everyone. We know today's show ended a little dark, but it's necessary to speak on these issues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 14, 2023
Chiefs win the Super Bowl: Patrick Mahomes greatness, THE flag, and experimental grass?; Ranking Super Bowl commercials! (Episode 753)
Today’s word of the day is ’champions’ as in the Kansas City Chiefs are the Super Bowl champions! Let’s break down some of the biggest storylines from the day, starting with: don’t do something for the first time during the Super Bowl! Pizza and grass. That’s not what you think. Burnt pizza. Golf grass. (14:40) Let’s talk about THAT flag. Was it a penalty? (22:20) How did Patrick Mahomes walk in the 2nd half? He is greatness. He couldn’t feel his foot. (24:00) Time to rank the Super Bowl commercials. (33:45) Review: Empire of Light. (34:50) The Indianapolis Colts are about to name Eagles OC Shane Steichen as the team’s next head coach. What happened to Jeff Saturday? 3 rounds of interviews and Jim Irsay found his man. (36:30) NPPOD. (39:55) The Golden State Warriors are accusing the Portland Trail Blazers of withholding medical information about Gary Payton. What happened here? Does this ever happen? What a game! It was for sure a fun one for neutral fans. Love high scoring games! Keep the defenses at home! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 13, 2023
Final Super Bowl Preparations: STAY OUT OF TROUBLE!; Can the Angels afford Shohei Ohtani!?; NBA's RIDICULOUS buyout market (Episode 752)
Today’s word of the day is ’Super Bowl’ as in the Super Bowl is here as in Chiefs as in Eagles as in Mahomes as in Hurts as in FOOTBALL! But what is happening before the game? It’s only Friday! How are teams preparing for this? How do you keep players out of trouble? What if a player is sick? (11:50) Steve Cohen is paying $1M for a Super Bowl ad. Is this going to work for the Mets? (20:30) Can the Los Angeles Angels afford to pay or lose Shohei Ohtani? Arte Moreno was going to sell the team and now he’s not. He wants tot keep Ohtani, but can he? (31:20) Review: The Elephant Whisperers. (35:55) NBA Buyout market is out of control. There’s no way the NBA can be happy about this. (43:10) Super Bowl Prop bets!!!! We made it to another Friday! let's go!!!!!! It's Super Bowl weekend party people! I'm doing a contest for NPDS fans: Winning Team + final score (not combined score) so Chiefs 31-28 or Eagles 31-28 --- DM me on Twitter @matthewcocacbcs -- closest to the final score wins $50! Price is right rules so over and you're out! You have till Sunday morning! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 10, 2023
NBA Blockbusters! Kevin Durant gets traded to the Suns! Only Ben Simmons remains in Brooklyn! The Lakers ship Westbrook to Utah! (Episode 751)
Today’s word of the day is ’the sun’ as in Phoenix is the center of the universe as in Kevin Durant to the Suns as in the Super Bowl as in the Waste Management tourney as in the Suns got a new owner. Holy moly. Let’s break down this trade for KD. The Brooklyn Nets have hit the full reset button. See ya KD, see ya Kyrie! (17:30) Draymond Green had some comments about Joe Tsai and the Kyrie Irving trade. He called Joe Tsai ‘billionaire petty’. How true is this? (23:20) Russell Westbrook has been traded! Can you believe it didn’t work out? (32:00) Review: Arctic. (34:50) Roger Goodell had some things to say about diversity and officiating. It went horribly. (43:20) NPPOD. It's thursday already! Time has been flying. Have an incredible day and get ready for the weekend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 09, 2023
LeBron James is now the NBA's Scoring KING, but is he the GOAT?; Kyrie Irving let's Brooklyn know how he really feels; Aaron Rodgers darkness retreat (Episode 750)
Today’s word of the day is ’King James’ as in LeBron James has passed Kareem as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. I cannot believe it. Didn’t think it would ever happen. 1st in points. 4th in assists. Wow. Is he the GOAT? (20:45) Kyrie Irving had some things to say about the Brooklyn Nets and his time there now that he’s a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Why is he always thinking he’s never at fault? Said he felt disrespected in Brooklyn. Said he was a great teammate. Said he was selfless. GMAB! (30:20) Review: Alice, Darling. (34:20) Aaron Rodgers has a big decision to make. To be paid or not to be paid. That’s it. He can spend all the time in the darkness that he wants. Cool! (39:25) NPPOD. (41:50) Let’s talk about President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.  It's already Wednesday! This week is flying by! Keep going! Super Bowl weekend and chicken wings are almost here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 08, 2023
Sean Payton is letting everyone know he's the sheriff, not Russ; LeBron James and trade deadline pressure; Steve Cohen vs MLB Owners (Episode 749)
Today’s word of the day is ’sheriff’ as in there’s a new sheriff in town as in Sean Payton is here to change the culture for the Denver Broncos. He made it very clear that things will change and need to. Russell Wilson will have no private coaches and trainers in the facility. See ya. Culture changing takes all the buy in. (13:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about LeBron James comments on Kyrie and also wanted to know what the clubhouse is like during trade deadline week. (26:40) Review: Babylon. (32:30) Steve Cohen opened up about running the New York Mets. He talked openly about how other owners feel about him. Was he right? Should he have done this? (42:30) NPPOD. We’re focusing on LeBron James! So close to the all-time points record, but is tonight the night? You all watching LeBron tonight? HISTORY can be made! You have to at least tune in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 07, 2023
End of an Error: Nets trade Kyrie Irving to Mavericks; Durant last remaining of the Big 3; What is arbitration and should Max Fried be mad? (Episode 748)
Today’s word of the day is ’trade me’ as in Kyrie Irving finally gets his wish. He gets sent to the Dallas Mavericks to join Luka for half a season… maybe more. The Big 3 Era in Brooklyn was a disaster. Kevin Durant must be happy. James Harden ran away as fast as he could. Now Ben Simmons is left there. Why did the Nets do it? Why didn’t Kyrie go to the Lakers? Now what? (19:20) Let’s explain what happens during arbitration again. Max Fried went up against the Braves and lost. Luis Arraez went up against the Marlins and won. Does it mean anything? (28:10) Review: Gunther’s Millions. (31:30) Shohei Ohtani is going to play for Japan in the World Baseball Classic. The New York Yankees are not allowing Luis Severino to play for the Dominican Republic. (39:30) NPPOD. (42:10) Fernando Tatis Jr is doing his redemption tour right now. He needs to be back in the good graces of the fans. The Brooklyn Nets are cursed and I love it. That's what they get for stealing the team from New Jersey! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 06, 2023
Mini Samson Sit-Down: Maddie Mastro - Snowboarder - 2x Olympian - World Champion - X-Games Silver Medalist
It’s a mini Sit-Down with snowboard extraordinaire Maddie Mastro! What’s it take to become a professional snowboarder? What’s going to the Olympics like at 18? Is snowboarding better than skiing!? Maddie has partnered with TWIX to create the TWIX Doughboard. Maddie has designed one half of the board, with the other left blank for fans to submit their own design Fans can submit entries at from now through Wednesday , February 8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 03, 2023
Great British Takeoff: How Todd Boehly transformed Chelsea and pissed off the Premier League; Orioles leaving Camden Yards?; Jerry Jones is okay with Cowboys being average (Episode 747)
Today’s word of the day is ’transfer window’ as in buying as in selling as in transfer fees as in Todd Boehly took over Chelsea and spent hundreds of millions of dollars to try and help his club. It has pissed off everyone. Teams, fans, countries, leagues. Everyone. But, is this the new way in Europe? (15:10) Dodders owner Stan Kasten spoke about Trevor Bauer and his released. Why now? (27:30) Review: Good Night Oppy. (31:55) Are the Baltimore Orioles on the move? The team denied the extension for Camden Yards. What exactly does this mean? (39:40) NPPOD. (40:50) Jerry Jones just can’t help himself. He has to talk. You put a mic around him and he’ll say something.  Have a great weekend! Do something fun for yourself! It's been a tough week for some of us, we deserve some fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 03, 2023
How was Tua still in concussion protocol?; When will parents learn not every kid is going pro?; Matt Rhule sues David Tepper and the old boys network (Episode 746)
Today’s word of the day is ’cleared’ as in Tua Tagovailoa has been cleared from concussion protocol as in Greg Olsen may clear the FOX booth as in LeBron may clear Kareem’s record very very soon as in parents are making it very clear they cannot be at youth sports events. Let’s start with Tua and why it’s taken so long to get out of the protocol. (7:50) Tom Brady has officially retired. Now it’s onto the FOX booth. People have loved Greg Olsen and he’s even calling this Super Bowl. Is this what Tom really thinks retirement should be? (12:55) Kareem’s scoring record was the unbreakable record. That was it. No one thought it could be done. Here steps in LeBron James who is now 89 points away. And there’s no slowing down. (18:50) Youth sports parents have been out of control forever. People are dying because of these fights. What are we doing? (24:30) Matt Rhule has filed arbitration against David Tepper and the Carolina Panthers. He wants his money. Will he get it? (34:55) Broadway Rising. (39:20) NPPOD. (40:20) Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping from an incident that occurred in 2019. The Eagles are in the Super Bowl. He is not in the Super Bowl.  Does this Thursday feel like a Monday, or is it just me? Woof! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 02, 2023
Walmart trades for Sean Payton: Can he fix Russell Wilson?; David Tepper thinks the Panthers are different... they aren't; Tom Brady retires again! (Episode 745)
Today’s word of the day is ’Payton’s Place’ as in Sean Payton as in traded as in Rob Walton and Walmart are spending spending spending to try and turn the Denver Broncos around. Is Sean Payton worth it? Is trading all these picks for a QB and head coach worth it? Is Russell Wilson going to be saved? (11:30) Frank Reich was introduced as the new head coach of the Carolina Panthers, but David Tepper wanted to steal the day. He commented on coaching diversity and offensive rules and his General Manager couldn’t help himself either. (22:30) Tom Brady has retired again. It happened again. Will he stay retired again? (29:35) Review: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio. (35:55) Are the Tampa Bay Rays moving or not? What is going on with this team? (43:55) NPPOD. Shoutout to Tom Brady today! Go enjoy your family and the beach. You've earned it. It's going to be okay! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 01, 2023
Make Baseball Cool Again: Why Jazz Chisholm's MLB The Show cover is so important; Ronald Acuńa's World Baseball Crisis; Does moving in fences work? (Episode 744)
Today’s word of the day is ’cool’ as ice cold as in what’s colder than be cold as in swag as in bling as in bright lights as in Jazz Chisholm has been announce as the 2023 MLB The Show cover. Can you believe it? He’s not a superstar. He had a pretty average season. But he is cool. If MLB wants to grow. It’s got to be cool. (13:10) Ronald Acuna is going through it in his own country of Venezuela. He’s been playing winter ball in the country and it hasn’t been going well. Now he might not play for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. Uh oh. (25:30) Review: Shotgun Wedding. (29:40) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Toronto Blue Jays moving in the fences at the Rogers Centre. Why do you do this? Does it work? (37:10) NPPOD. (39:20) Dick Monfort had some things to say about the San Diego Padres spending. It is very rare for an MLB owner talking about another owner.  Alright we made it to Tuesday. That's a big step! What do you all do to motivate yourselves when you need it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 31, 2023
Super Bowl is set! Chiefs vs Eagles! Mahomes vs Hurts! How did we get here? Damar Hamlin releases statement for trolls; LeBron takes on NBA refs... again
Today’s word of the day is ’conference championship’ as in Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs won with the help of a late hit by the Bengals, that’ll send Mahomes to his 3rd Super Bowl in 5 seasons as a starter. What happened in this game? Joe Burrow and the Bengals made a few not smart plays. (14:10) What about in the Eagles-Niners game? Woof. How many QBs are going to get hurt for San Francisco? This game was over before it could even begin when Brock Purdy gets hurt. Josh Johnson gets hurt. And Jalen Hurts jogs himself to a Super Bowl. We had brawls. We had penalties. We had back ups. We had bad football. (27:15) Review: You People. (30:20) Damar Hamlin has to release a video statement after conspiracy theories fly around about his existence. (36:20) NPPOD. Let’s talk about NBA refs. It’s getting out of hand. Did you see what happened with LeBron James and the Celtics? His reaction was a little much, but things need to change. (43:50) Rockies owner Dick Monfort was speaking about this upcoming season and said he thinks the team can play .500 ball. WHAT!? You don’t say that! Mondays stink! Right? How do you all get your energy up for days like today!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 30, 2023
NFL Coaching Carousel spins out of control: Steve Wilks flames NFL after not getting Panthers job; Jerry LOVES McCarthy in Dallas; James Dolan takes on New York (Episode 742)
Today’s word of the day is ’legitimate race problem’ as in the NFL might have a problem. Steve Wilks was the interim head coach for the Carolina Panthers and he’s mad that he did not get the Panthers job. Frank Reich got it. Wilks joined the Brian Flores lawsuit against the NFL. What is happening here and is there a way to address this problem? What is Jim Irsay going to do? What about Brian Flores interviewing for the Cardinals job? Sean Payton is the favorite everywhere. (17:10) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Jerry Jones firing a bunch of coaches, but keeping Mike McCarthy! AND! Mike McCarthy announced it! (26:55) Review: M3GAN. (29:35) The New York Jets have hire Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator. Did they do this to lure Aaron Rodgers to the team? (32:30) NPPOD. (37:55) We have a big battle going on in New York City. James Dolan is taking on the State Liquor Authority. In a very bizarre interview he called out the Commission and said he would stop sales of liquor at a Rangers game and then posted the email and number of the commissioner. What is going on here? Have an amazing weekend, everyone! Get some wings! Get some beers! Have a lot of laughs! You earned it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 27, 2023
Patrick Mahomes says he's ready to go vs Bengals: how true is that?; 49ers making very questionable decision; Did The Razzies need to go this far? (Episode 741)
Today’s word of the day is ’gamesmanship’ as in Patrick Mahomes is hurt. We all saw it. He hurt his ankle bad. But he’s back at practice and limping around. The betting line has moved in favor of the Cincinnati Bengals. Patrick Mahomes said he’s all systems go, but how close to the truth is that? (14:35) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the 49ers letting Charles Omenifhu play this weekend even though he’s under investigation for domestic violence. Omenihu was arrested and released. Why would San Francisco let him play? (26:35) Review: The Old Way. Let’s talk about the Razzie’s and what they did. (40:30) NPPOD. (42:30) Is Aaron Rodgers staying in Green Bay? Is he wanting to be traded? Is he going to the Jets? Are the Packers going to rework his contract to make things work in Green Bay? It's Thursday! Woohoo! Are you all sad the football season is almost over? Are you preparing for the NFL draft already!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 26, 2023
MLB inconsistent domestic violence investigations and statements; Baseball Hall of Fame voting process; Miami Marlins are NOT for sale... right now (Episode 740)
Today’s word of the day is ’inconsistency’ as in different as in not the same as in MLB is now investigating Mike Clevinger further than before after a woman came forward with more allegations of domestic and child abuse against the player. Why has this taken so long for MLB to admit this? Did the Padres know and allow Clevinger to pitch? Did the White Sox know and still sign him? (17:30) Scott Rolen is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. That’s it. That’s the class. No Helton, no Wagner, no Kent. What about Carlos Beltran? Why does this keep happening? Should we look at the voting process again? (28:30) Review: To Leslie. (32:30) Are the Miami Marlins for sale? No. Stop. Bruce Sherman released a statement so we’ll talk about it. (38:55) NPPOD. The NBA All Star game is going to look a little different this year! We have an All Star Draft happening right before the game starts! HUMP DAYYYYYYYY! Let's have ourselves a day people! i'm fired up for life for no particular reason... those are the best days! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 25, 2023
Los Angeles Angels are NOT for sale! Sorry Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani!; Cowboys social media problems; 2023 Oscar Nominations! (Episode 739)
Today’s word of the day is ’crystalized’ as in forming crystals as in taking a definite form as in Arte Moreno is no longer selling the Los Angeles Angels. It’s done. Off the board. Take down the For Sale sign. So what happens now? Fans are PISSED! Does Shohei Ohtani stay? Does Mike Trout riot? How angry is Rob Manfred? (19:30) The Dallas Cowboys social media account crapped all over Dak Prescott. It shouldn’t have been done regardless of what Jerry Jones allows from the team’s website. The team blaming Dak Prescott for the loss? Why? How should Dak feel about this? (28:00) 2023 Oscar nominations are out! This is my Super Bowl! Snubs, baby! Who was it? RRR is a must-see movie and it was not nominated for Best Picture! (34:40) The Baseball Hall of Fame makes its announcement tonight. Who makes it? Anyone? Everyone? Someone? (42:40) NPPOD - Let’s talk about the Vancouver Canucks and what happened with its head coach.  Puss In Boots: The Last Wish is the best movie of the year. Don't let anyone try to convince you it's not! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 24, 2023
Jerry Jones said the Dallas Cowboys loss made him SICK! Mahomes battles through ankle injury; Joe Burrow outplays Josh Allen - will he be out paid now? (Episode 738)
Today’s word of the day is ’sickening’ as in not feeling good as is nausea as in heartburn as in indigestion as in Jerry Jones is sick of the Cowboys. Dak Prescott was bad. Mike McCarthy was awful. And the Cowboys are sent home by the 49ers again. (9:50) Patrick Mahomes was hurt in the Chiefs win over the Jaguars. It did not look good. Are the Chiefs in trouble again in the AFC Championship Game? (16:30) Joe Burrow is that dude. Simple as that. Back to back AFC Championship appearances now. He completely outplayed Josh Allen in Buffalo. Now what do the Bengals pay him? (20:00) Neutral-site NFL conference championship games could never happen, right? WRONG! (26:50) Review: Onoda. (30:55) Marlins traded Pablo Lopez and two prospects to the Twins for the 2022 AL batting champ Luis Arraez. Was this a smart deal? What about moving Jazz Chisholm to CF? Why is the team doing this? (36:55) NPPOD. (40:50) The Washington Commanders opened a sportsbook at FedEx Field. But guess what? You can’t place bets when the Commanders play at home. LOL. (44:50) Did you know there was a rule in the NFL that you cannot use foreign objects to line up a kick? Did you know that grass was a foreign object? Is your team still alive in the playoffs? I can't believe the Bills went out like that! Only fans that probably feel worse are the Giants fans! WOOF! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 23, 2023
NFL Job Fair: Ravens, Dolphins, Vikings, Buccaneers all fire coordinators; Will Lamar Jackson stay in Baltimore? Will Bears stay in Chicago? (Episode 737)
Today’s word of the day is ’necessary’ as in was it necessary as in was it unnecessary as in either the head coach is fired or the offensive coordinator is fired or the defensive coordinator is fired. That’s how sports operate. The NFL saw the Buccaneers, Ravens, Vikings, and Dolphins all fired coordinators yesterday. We’re now at 11 coordinator openings and 5 head coach openings. (7:55) Lamar Jackson still doesn’t have a deal done. John Harbaugh and Eric DeCosta met with the media and spoke about Jackson. The team needs a new OC. Lamar needs a new deal. The team says they want to keep him. Will they? (14:00) The Chicago Bears want to move to a new stadium. It’s been a massive battle. Former Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren said his “sole focus” is getting the team to Arlington. (24:50) Review: Kaleidoscope. (29:40) The NBA played a game in Paris yesterday. Why is this important? Every sport wants to expand overseas. BUT! France is currently going through one of the biggest strikes in the country’s modern history. (39:40) NPPOD. (43:30) LIV Golf gets a TV deal with the CW Network. Are you going to watch? Have the best weekend ever! Be smart! Be safe! have fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 20, 2023
What is Sean Payton worth? $20 Million? 1st round pick? Would you trade for him?; Cowboys bring in another kicker; Luka needs help in Dallas now! (Episode 736)
Today’s word of the day is ’worth’ as in what is your value to a team as in what does it cost as in what will you be paid. Those are three different things and we’ll explain why. We’re talking about Sean Payton. WHo’s going to pay up for him? Is it worth it for the Broncos? Panthers? Texans? Cardinals? (15:20) What is the leash on Brett Maher for the Cowboys? He set a record for miseducating extra points in a game during the team’s win over Tampa. A kicker was added to the practice squad. Hmm. (25:10) Review: Aftersun. (29:00) NPPOD - What’s the future of Luka Doncic in Dallas? Has Mark Cuban done enough to help him? (35:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Flyers Ivan Provorov protesting the pregame because the team had to wear Pride jerseys. Okay. (43:50) The New York Mets have signed Tommy Pham. The missed out on the Carlos Correa hurt-leg sweepstakes and now have to keep spending. And spending. And spending.  We're back to a day away from Friday and the weekend! You did it! Let's keep the energy up today even if you don't feel your best! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 19, 2023
Sports and egos: Cardinals GM won't tolerate them, Aaron Rodgers shows his to Packers; which is right? Joe Burrow extension talk; Boras doing Correa damage control (Episode 735)
Today’s word of the day is ’ego’ as in lego my ego as in new Arizona Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort said ego would not be tolerated in his organization. Why? That’s far from what should happen. Tom Brady? LeBron James? Michael Jordan? Did they have ego? Were they winners? What about Rafa Nadal? What about Aaron Rodgers? What about Serena Williams? Ego? (15:50) What is happening with Joe Burrow and a new deal? He still has a 4th year and possible 5th year team option. He’s going to get a big deal. Guaranteed. But why is the team president talking about it now? (27:20) Review: Inside Man. (29:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Reds ownership group saying that the amount of teams out of playoff contention in MLB has widened. Is this true? Is this good for baseball? (37:10) Scott Boras is in full damage control. He continues to talk about Carlos Correa and his medicals. Here’s why this is so important. (41:40) NPPOD. (42:40) Concordia University sees four members of athletic training staff quit after school brings head basketball coach back from suspension for running team into the hospital. What? We made it to Wednesday! Let's go! I just finished Mr. Robot last night and then started The Last of Us. Weekly releases are so depressing, BUT so is binge mode and then not having anything else to watch! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 18, 2023
Did we just witness Tom Brady's last game ever!? Cowboys get it done, but here's the kicker; LeBron calls out NBA officiating; Major fighting in Baltimore (Episode 734)
Today’s word of the day is ’what’s next’ as in not now as in not before as in what comes after as in Tom Brady might have just played his last game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a disappointing outcome, but his time there was a success. He just looked bad. The team looked bad. The Dallas Cowboys ran them off the field. Where does Brady go now? (9:45) What went wrong with Brett Maher? Most extra points ever missed in a game! The Cowboys won easily, but is this story moving forward? Is this just a one off? (15:35) Jim Harbaugh is staying at Michigan. I got that wrong. We thought Harbaugh would take the leap again. Maybe he wasn’t going to get the control he wanted. Maybe the offers weren’t good enough. Maybe the NFL didn’t want him. (20:20) Review: The Donut King. (25:50) Officiating is under fire. We spoke about this yesterday and then LeBron James came out and tweeted about it. This is going to be a mess. There wasn’t a major face to this movement and now there is. (31:40) NPPOD. (34:30) John Angelos is the CEO of the Baltimore Orioles. John Angelos is fighting with his family. The Angelos family wants to see the Orioles, but there’s a lot of drama. We saw that drama in full display last night when John Angelos got into it with a reporter. (42:50) Lamar Jackson didn’t play in the Ravens loss. Fine. Players came out and spoke on his behalf and want him to be a Raven next season and the following years. Will it work? Taco tuesssssday!!!!!! We're here! I'm not a big taco guy tbh. I like empanadas more. "cool story, Matt" -- anyway, enjoy your day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 17, 2023
SUPER WILD CARD: Should Chargers collapse cost Staley his job?; Dolphins hang tough in Buffalo, but McDaniel time management doesn't; Paying Daniel Jones his money! (Episode 733)
Today’s word of the day is ’super wild card’ as in not average wild card as in not kind cool wild card as in not really cool wild card as in SUPER wild card weekend. What does that even mean? Whatever. Let’s get to the games! Did you all see one of the biggest comebacks ever in Chargers-Jaguars? How do you blow a 27-point lead?! Is it time for Brandon Staley to go? (8:30) The Miami Dolphins almost got it done in Buffalo. So close! Is Mike McDaniel decision making to blame? Should he get credit for how well the team responded to an early lead? Can both be true? (15:55) Is it time for the Giants to pay Daniel Jones? Was this gave enough to prove that? Is one game enough? (18:30) Lamar Jackson was with the Ravens in spirit. That’s it. He’s still out hurt. He wasn’t at the game. The Ravens lose in heartbreak. Here comes the offseason of major questions. (21:25) Kliff Kingsbury has left the building. And the state. And the country. The former Cardinals coach has booked a one-way ticket to Thailand. Let’s go! (26:30) Review: The Inspection (31:20) What is the future of officiating in sports? We’ve seen problems in the NBA, the NFL, and MLB. Playoff game moments. End of game moments. Cheap fouls. Cheap flags. Bad strikes called. (38:20) NPPOD. (43:30) MLB opened up international signing period and it needs to be explained. 16-year old Ethan Salas was given $5.8M from the Padres. The Rangers signed Vlad Guerrero Sr’s 16-year old son to a deal. What happens here? Did your team win this weekend? Mine didn't. Sad! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 16, 2023
Patriots Succession Plan: Is Jerod Mayo the key to life after Bill Belichick?; Woody Johnson says Jets are a QB away; Future of Trevor Bauer in MLB (Episode 732)
Today’s word of the day is ’PSP’ as in Patriots Succession Plan as in the Patriots announced they want Jerod Mayo to stay longterm as in Bill Belichick could be looking for his replacement. Belichick is unquestionably the most decorated coach ever, but it could be time. Bill met with owner Robert Kraft and changes were coming. The team needs a new offensive coordinator. Mayo is being extended. Kraft is getting older. It’s a new dawn. (12:40) Are the New York Jets a QB away from competing? Woody Johnson thinks so. Owners meddling with teams is always the best. Especially a guy like Woody Johnson. Are they going to trade for Derek Carr? Are they going to trade for Lamar Jackson? (22:20) Review: Wildcat. (28:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Trevor Bauer being released by the Dodgers. They wanted to know if any team would sign him. (39:10) NPPOD. (42:50) ChatGPT is here. The future is here. AI Technology is here. The weekend is here! You earned it! What's the drink of choice? or activity!? Let me know! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 13, 2023
MLB sets revenue record: Where's the money going!?; Carlos Correa is really, truthfully, officially a Twin again; Dana White and a job of zero consequences (Episode 731)
Today’s word of the day is ’record’ as in setting a high as in MLB has set a new revenue record! Can you believe it!? Isn’t baseball a dying sport? Or is it dead? What does this mean for payrolls? Everyone gets a raise! Or not… look for there to be way more fighting. As always with money. (14:50) Carlos Correa is officially back with the Minnesota Twins. He had the press conference. He put his old jersey back on. It is officially official. It happened. We can all move on. (24:30) Review: The Pale Blue Eye. (28:30) Dana White held a press conference on Wednesday and answered questions about being caught smacking his wife on camera. White said people shouldn’t be defending him. He also said that punishment for it wouldn’t do anything. Endeavor was silent. ESPN was silent. The UFC fanbase just doesn’t care. (36:10) NPPOD. (37:55) Tua Tagovailoa has been ruled out for the Miami Dolphins. His season is done… unless maybe if they make it to the next round? Head injuries are scary. Tua’s season has been plagued with them. It's Thursday! We announced another giveaway because our last giveaway nobody claimed the giveaway! If you're reading this and you don't sub on YT go and do it! takes 2 seconds! 1,000 subs away from SIGNED prizes... not by David or me! By someone way cooler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 12, 2023
Circle of life: Carlos Correa is back to the Twins! Red Sox announce Story surgery; Bears drafting a QB!? Jeff Saturday back in Indy!? (Episode 730)
Today’s word of the day is ’circle’ as in the circle of life as in Simba as in Nala as in Mufasa as in Scar as in Carlos Correa is back to the Minnesota Twins after a 28 day whirlwind of a decision. He was set to be on the Giants. He was set to be on the Mets. And now he’s set to be on the Twins again. What?! (8:20) The Boston Red Sox have a problem. Trevor Story is going to miss time after getting surgery to repair a problem with his UCL in his throwing arm. Another big deal the team handed out, and another player hurt. What did Chaim Bloom have to say about this? (13:00) The Chicago Bears failed into the top pick in the NFL Draft. What is the team going to do? GM Ryan Poles says that Justin Fields is the QB and some QB in the draft would have to blow him away. Sure. (24:20) Golden Globes Reaction. (33:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me if the Colts are guaranteed to bring back Jeff Saturday. There’s a lot going on in Indy. Jim Irsay is doing the most. GM Chris Ballard is lost. (39:00) NPPOD. (40:20) What happened in the Miami Heat game last night? Dewayne Demon was ejected and threw a fit. What is Pat Riley going to do? Look at that! You made it to the middle of the week again! Keep going, it's almost Friday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 11, 2023
Breaking: Carlos Correa agrees to 6-year, $200M with Minnesota Twins! HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Carlos Correa is onto his 3rd team of the offseason. First it was the Giants. 2nd it was the Mets. Now it’s back to the Twins! How did this happen? Was this a smart decision by the Twins? We'll break it all down now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 10, 2023
Kyler Murray wins: Kliff Kingsbury and Steve Keim out in Arizona; NFL continues to protect Goodell from Bills-Bengals; Caarlos Correa to the TWINS!? (Episode 729)
Today’s word of the day is ’extension’ as in extended as in one more year as in two more years as in three mores years and so on! Kliff Kingsbury, extension. Kliff Kingsbury, fired. Steve Keim, extension. Steve Keim, fired. Kyler Murray is now the top sheriff in Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals are paying everyone and most of them won’t be on the team. (15:35) We have another update on the situation room during the Bengals-Bills game. ESPN says one thing. The teams are saying one thing. The NFL is saying another thing. Roger Goodell is saying nothing. (28:20) Review: Decision to Leave. (31:10) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Bernie Kosar being fired for placing a bet on the Browns-Steelers game. Kosar was doing radio for Cleveland, word came out that he was betting on this game, and he was still fired for it. (38:20) NPPOD. (40:20) Is Carlos Correa headed back to the Minnesota Twins? Could that really be happening? Not the Giants. Not the Mets. What is going on with Scott Boras and Steve Cohen? If you think you're having a bad day just remember it can't go worse than it did for TCU last night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 10, 2023
Will Aaron Rodgers walk away from the Packers this year?; Texans fire Lovie Smith after winning, but losing top pick!; Trevor Bauer career in LA is over (Episode 728)
Today’s word of the day is ’carousel’ as in the coaching carousel as in the QB carousel as in Aaron Rodgers and the Packers did not make the playoffs. Is this it for Rodgers in Green Bay? His comments and actions after the game made it seem so. (3:00) Lovie Smith has been fired after one season with the Houston Texans. The Texans won the final game of the season and that moved them out of the first overall pick. Wooo buddy! (8:20) And we’re back to talking about Aaron Rodgers. (13:40) The NFL honored Damar Hamlin across the league. The Buffalo Bills did the nobel thing and paid Hamlin although he’s on the IR. (24:30) Review: Emancipation. (27:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about coaching searches and teams reaching out for permission to interview a coach. Is Sean Payton going to sign with a team this year? If he does, whatever team signs him, has to send the Saints at least one first round pick. What about Sean McVay? What about Bill Belichick? (32:10) NPPOD. (35:25) Trevor Bauer was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He’ll be paid his salary for the season, but his career with the Dodgers is done. Will any team sign him now? It's Monday! But that doesn't mean it has to be a bad day! Let's make the best of it. Continue to set some goals. You got this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 09, 2023
NFL cancels Bills-Bengals, releases every possible AFC Playoff scenario: neutral-site AFC Champ game, coin toss advantages; Chris Beard fired by Texas (Episode 727)
Today’s word of the day is ’won’ as in Damar Hamlin asked if the Bills had won the game against the Bengals he was rushed away from. The Bills-Bengals game has officially been canceled. The NFL has released all the playoff scenarios. These still need to be voted on by the owners. Neutral site AFC championship games. Coin flips to decide home-field advantage. Roger Goodell had some decisions to make. Texas announced that Chris Beard has been fired as the school’s college basketball coach following a domestic violence incident. Someone asked about this situation and if Beard will get paid or go to jail. (31:30) Review: The Old Man. (33:30) IS Jim Harbaugh heading the NFL? Is it happening again? Could he be leaving Michigan for the Colts? Panthers? (39:00) NPPOD How is it already Friday!? WHO CARES! Let's enjoy the weekend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 06, 2023
Rafael Devers gets MONSTER deal from Red Sox; 10 days since a Carlos Correa update; US Soccer gives us craziest story of 2023! (Episode 726)
Today’s word of the day is ’discount’ as in the Boston Red Sox have signed Rafael Devers to an 11-year, $331M deal. Are you happy Red Sox fans? Did he take the hometown discount to stay in Boston? Was this the best decision by an organization trying to rebuild itself? The pressure was on and John Henry and Chaim Bloom did what they wanted to, not what the fans wanted. (16:30) What in the world is happening with Carlos Correa? It’s now been 10 days since we’ve gotten an update on this situation. Correa is still not a Met. Will he be? (28:00) Review: White Noise (30:35) We’ve got the craziest story of the year and we’re only five days into it. Gio Reyna was in Gregg Berhalter’s dog house because of behavior issues at the World Cup. Fine. Gio Reyna’s parents, Claudio and Danielle, apparently called executives and gave information about a domestic violence situation that took place when Berhalter was 18 years old against his current wife. All because they were mad that Gio wasn’t playing. Wow. (43:20) NPPOD Let's hear some New Year's resolutions! It's not to late to set some goals! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 05, 2023
NFL postpones Bills-Bengals and here's how it happened; Is Tua Time over in Miami this year? Why so much silence following Dana White incident? (Episode 725)
Today’s word of the day is ’protocol’ as in what happened after Bills Damar Hamlin went down and the decisions that were made by the NFL to postpone the game. There were first responders on the scene. There was medical staff on the scene. Transportation routes were set. Decisions needed to be made about the game. About what happens next. Hamlin’s charity saw an influx of $6M that now needs to be handled. There are a lot of questions needing to be answered - but the most important thing is Hamlin’s health. (24:10) Review: The Menu. (26:30) Tua Tagovailoa is back in the concussion protocol after a hit to his head again. This has become a nightmare season for Tua. Mike McDaniel and the Dolphins cannot allow him to play again this year. Player safety is a major issue in the NFL and this makes it worse. (35:35) NPPOD. (38:30) Dana White was caught on video slapping his wife after she appeared to hit him. What is the UFC going to do about this? What is ESPN going to do about this? First show of the New Year! Let's have a day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 04, 2023
2022 is over! Top Sports Stories of the Year! Top 10 Movies of the Year! Top 6 TV Shows of the Year! How is it already 2023!?
Today’s word of the day is ‘2022’ as in this is the last NPDS of the year. 2022 was here and now it’s gone. How fast is time flying? Is 2020 still real? How about 2021? Did time stop or fast forward? Let’s start things off with the Top 5 sports stories of the year. (8:10) What is going to happen in 2023? What are some stories that you should keep your eye on? (12:45) We have a bunch of Wait To See’s that have been pending that we need to close out before the end of 2022. (22:30) Top 10 Movies of 2022. (28:30) Top 6 TV Shows of 2022. (33:35) 2022 New Year’s Resolutions Update. (38:30) Here are my 2023 New Year’s Resolutions. Welp, it's a wrap for 2022! Let's bring some good energy and positivity into the new year! Thank you all for supporting the show! Let's be great! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 30, 2022
Is Carlos Correa going to be on the Mets or not!? What is MLB doing right now?; Russell Wilson or Nathaniel Hackett: Who do the Broncos keep? (Episode 724)
Today’s word of the day is ’progress’ as in Carlos Correa is a Met but he’s not a Met but he is a Met? What in the world is happening? Were the San Francisco Giants right? Is Scott Boras hiding something? Does Steve Cohen even care!? (16:10) What is going on with the Denver Broncos? Russell Wilson is bad. Nathaniel Hackett is worse. And the team just stinks. (27:20) Review: Glass Onion. (31:55) We have a story of movie trailers that you’ll want to pay attention to. Ana de Armas is at the center of it all. (38:00) NPPOD. (40:30) We have more betting drama in the NFL. Jets WR coach Miles Austin has been suspended for betting on sports. Here we go again. What about Zach Wilson? Is the team going to bet on him to be the QB of the future? Hope you had a great weekend and got lots of presents! The new year is almost here! Let's have a day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 26, 2022
Trevor Bauer is back in MLB - Will the Dodgers welcome him home?; WE told you MLB owners were going to be mad at Steve Cohen! (Episode 723)
Today’s word of the day is ’reinstated’ as in you are allowed back as in Trevor Bauer got the approval to return to the Dodgers as in an independent arbitrator has ruled on lowering the amount of games Bauer is suspended from. What happens next? Does he play for the Dodgers again? Do the Dodgers owe him money? Will any team sign him if he’s released? (23:15) Steve Cohen warned everyone last year that he was going to sign big free agents. MLB owners are mad. Some are okay with this. We aren’t here to tell you anything other than the truth around the league. (39:20) Review: Bones and All. (41:50) The Jets have a QB problem. Zach Wilson was benched. Came back as the starter. And then was just benched again in the team’s loss last night. What should this team do? (44:30) NPPOD. It's Friday! Have a safe and lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas! Hope you get everything you wanted and more! Spend some time with the family, if you don't have one -- reach out to me on Twitter and we can talk! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 23, 2022
Did Scott Boras really give the Giants time for Carlos Correa? Suns selling for $4B and here's what that means (Episode 722)
Today’s word of the day is ’’reasonable time’ as in giving you a few minutes as in a few hours as in not a few days. What are we talking about? Scott Boras said he gave the San Francisco Giants some time to figure out wha they wanted to do with Carlos Correa. Steve Cohen was out in Hawaii, Boras and Correa in San Francisco. What is reasonable time? (23:00) The Phoenix Suns are selling for $4B. Yes, $4B. The Phoenix Suns have been under investigation because current owner Robert Sarver has created a hostile work environment and allowed it to flourish. Who’s buying the team? Is it worth it? (37:55) Review: Call Jane. (42:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about MSG and James Dolan booting an attorney from a Rockettes show because her firm is involved in a lawsuit with his company. Facial recognition software was used. Was this right? (47:55) NPPOD It's almost Christmas! Did you do your shopping yet? Are you on the naughty list? or the nice list? Hmmmmmm! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 22, 2022
Carlos Correa is now a New York Met! How did this happen!? Steve Cohen, Scott Boras, and some pissed off MLB owners (Episode 721)
Today’s word of the day is ’are you not entertained!?” as in Gladiator as in Maximus Decimus Meridius as in Steve Cohen walked into the Coliseum and took out his sword and went to battle. Carlos Correa was a Giants players and now he is not. Carlos Correa is now a New York Met. The Steve Cohen Tax is a myth. Scott Boras pulled a fast one. How did we get here? It all started with Aaron Judge. (35:50) Franco Harris died this morning. A Pittsburgh legend. A hall of famer. 3 days before the Steelers were going to retire his number. (38:55) Review: Banshees of Inisherin. (42:10) NPPOD.  What a day to be a Mets fan. What a day to be a Puerto Rican Mets fan. When you get great news before you even get out of bed... what a day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 21, 2022
MLB Spending Arms Race: Fans will NEVER be satisfied!; NFL teams paying $800M to fired coaches and executives! (Episode 720)
Today’s word of the day is ’satisfaction’ as in I can’t get no as in Dodgers grab J.D. Martinez as in Red Sox grab Justin Turner as in is there a fanbase that is satisfied with what their team has done this offseason? How much money should your team spend? Should Steve Cohen and the Mets be spending $1B? Are Phillies fans happy? What about Dodgers or Padres fans? Is any fan ever satisfied? (22:50) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about a recent report from the NFL that teams are spending $800M on fired coaches and executives. They wanted to know if the NFL sent this to teams to save them from themselves. Interesting. (34:55) Review: The Fabelmans. (38:55) Robert Saleh had a great quote talking about Zach Wilson. Wilson is back to starting because Mike White got hurt. Wilson still isn’t getting it done. So what is Saleh talking about? (43:40) NPPOD. Hey friends! Hope you have a great day! If that's too positive, I hope it's above average with some sprinkles of great! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 20, 2022
Witnessing Messi's magical World Cup moment; A WILD weekend in the NFL ends with the refs blowing a call in Commanders-Giants (Episode 719)
Today’s word of the day is ’proportional’ as in what a weekend of sports we just had as in the World Cup Final as in the ending of the Giants-Commanders as in the ending of the Raiders-Patriots as in the Vikings-Colts game. Let’s start things talking about the Messi and Mbappe battle. (17:00) Did you see the Vikings-Colts game? Jeff Saturday and the Indianapolis Colts blew a 33-0 halftime lead. Kirk Cousins led the largest comeback in NFL history. (24:45) Did you see how the Raiders beat the Patriots? I could not believe my eyes. (31:40) Were the Commanders robbed of a chance of tying the Giants at the end of the game? It sure looked like it! Let’s see what excuse the refs have for not calling a penalty! (39:00) Happy Hannukah to all who celebrate. (44:30) NPPOD. It's a new week. It starts with a holiday and ends with one! only 2 weeks left in 2022. Can you believe it!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 19, 2022
How good did the Yankees get with Carlos Rodon?; Trade Losers: Red Sox DFA Downs, don't blame Chaim Bloom! I was SO WRONG about Zion (Episode 718)
Today’s word of the day is ’New York New York!” as in Frank Sinatra as in the New York Yankees as in the New York Mets as in how much money is going to be spent trying to win a World Series? The Yankees got Carlos Rodon. Breaking news. Fire up the hype machine. The Yankees finally got some more top level starting pitching. (14:00) The Boson Red Sox DFA’d Jeter Downs. Why is that an important name? He’s the guy that the Red Sox got for trading Mookie Betts to the Dodgers. Teams have bad trades. Happens all the time. It wasn’t just me! (27:30) Review: Harry & Meghan. (34:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me If I should rethink my position on Zion Williamson. Yes, it’s time to admit I was wrong. (42:00) NPPOD. It's Friday! We did it again! Even if you thought you couldn't make it through the week... here we are! Time to relax. Time to have some fun. Time for the weekend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 16, 2022
Buyer's Remorse? What are teams doing after they sign their stars (Carlos Correa, Aaron Judge) - Latest on Carlos Rodon; Tom Brady and Big Papi and FTX (Episode 717)
Today’s word of the day is ’the day after’ as in today but tomorrow as in a TV show as in deceived as in how do you feel the next day as in MLB free agency has been the talk of the town with all these big signings. How do those teams feel today? What is being done the day after? What’s the latest on Carlos Rodon? What’s the latest with Noah Syndergaard? (15:00) Should athletes and celebrities be responsible for bad endorsements? FTX is still in the news. Tom Brady. David Ortiz. SUED! Should they be held accountable? (32:35) Review: Survivor Season 43. (38:00) NPPOD. (41:35) We have more World Cup drama. This time it’s with Team USA men’s team. Head coach Gregg Berhalter shared some news about Gio Reyna that he swore he wouldn’t share. Fun times! It's episode 717! IYKYK! Shoutout to York, PA and my best mate Alex Page! It's thirsty Thursday, people! if you didn't have a great day yesterday, today another chance at that! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 15, 2022
Scott Boras always wins in the end: Carlos Correa gets $330M from Giants; Shortstop market has exploded; What's going on with the Red Sox? (Episode 716)
Today’s word of the day is ’timing’ as in clockwork as great timing as in poor timing as in no better timing than to be a shortstop in MLB this offseason. Xander Bogaerts. PAID. Trea Turner. PAID. And now Carlos Correa. PAID! Scott Boras got it done. The San Francisco Giants went 13 years, $330M. What? Why? (31:35) Review: She Said. (36:30) What is going on in Boston? Are the Red Sox still the Red Sox? During the presser for Kenley Jansen, Chaim Bloom had to speak to the media about fan apathy. Bloom said some things that fans surely didn’t want to hear. (44:30) NPPOD. Some of you finally reached out yesterday! I appreciate that! Do something fun today. And if you can't think of anything fun, go and eat your favorite meal. Simple! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 14, 2022
NFL is making a massive statement fining teams and players for faking injuries; Chris Beard arrested for DV; What happens when outside money buys into NBA, MLB? (Episode 715)
Today’s word of the day is ’and the award goes to’ as in nominations as in awards as in oscars as in golden globes as in Emmys as in the NFL is starting to crack down on ‘fake injuries’. It’s here, folks. We’ve got Jessie Bates of the Bengals getting fined $50K. We’ve got the Saints being fined $500K for an incident with Cam Jordan. And Jordan was NOT happy about this. (20:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? The head coach of the Texas basketball team was arrested for domestic violence. He was then suspended without pay. Someone asked me how and what teams do after hearing this news. (32:30) Review: Tar/Golden Globes. (38:20) Outside money is starting to flow into American sports. There are not enough billionaires to buy all these teams. The blowback of Saudi money for LIV Golf was immense. What if that money is now buying into the NBA? MLB? (45:10) NPPOD. No one reached out to me! Which means we have no good news to share or you don't read this! Or maybe you think David writes these! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 13, 2022
Can you buy a World Series? Is that what Steve Cohen and the Mets are trying to do?; NBA CBA negotiations are here. How exciting! (Episode 714)
Today’s word of the day is ’correlation’ as in the league’s highest payroll as in winning a championship as in Steve Cohen is spending money like we’ve never seen before, but will it guarantee a ring. Maybe? Who’s to say. How many times has it happened in the past 20 years? MLB is becoming an arms race. Is this good for the game? How many players are good enough for this to be a thing? Will it last? (22:40) MLB isn’t the only place that doesn’t have labor peace in sports. The NBA is next up. What is going to happen with that CBA? (34:30) Review: White Lotus Season 2. (40:20) Tom Brady’s demise is happening before our eyes. Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers good enough to make the playoffs? Should the Bucs be able to host a home game with a losing record? Anybody have any good news for me!? Let's share some. I need some positivity! You know where to find me, if you read this... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 12, 2022
The many sides to Brittney Griner's release; Mets fan should be thrilled Steve Cohen is laughing at the Steve Cohen Tax; Netflix wants profits, not sports (Episode 713)
Today’s word of the day is ’trade’ as in the biggest of business as in the US and Russian governments traded Brittney Griner for Viktor Bout. The news split the nation. The left vs the right again. Some people were happy. Some people were angry. There are so many sides to this. You can feel however you want about it. (18:00) The New York Mets are spending and spending and spending. Brandon Nimmo is back for $162M. David Robertson is in for $10M. Steve Cohen is going to pay a hefty tax. Who does that matter to? (27:00) Review: Sr. (31:00) Does Netflix want in the sports game? No, it wants in on the profit game. Whatever that may be. (38:30) NPPOD - Baker Mayfield got his hero moment against the Raiders. Josh McDaniels became the zero for the fourth time. (40:20) The House Oversight Committee released its findings against Daniel Snyder. And guess what? They said he was not truthful! Who would have thought that? We made it to another Friday! You deserve to kick your feet up and have a relaxing weekend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 09, 2022
The Judge Effect: San Diego Padres lose out on Judge, but get Xander Bogaerts; What are the Dodgers big plans now!? MLB should be worried! (Episode 712)
Today’s word of the day is ’the Judge Effect’ as in Aaron Judge signs for $360M and things start to get out of control. Word came out that the San Diego Padres were in on Judge. Don’t think so. BUT! They are spending like they were in on him. Late, late last night Xander Bogaerts agreed to a 10-year deal with the Padres. How are the Padres doing this? Can they afford to do this? (15:20) Let’s talk about MLB owners and spending right now. There are billions of dollars being thrown around by owners who are spending with their egos. (21:45) So what are the Dodgers going to be doing now? They lose Trea Turner. The Padres get better. But, the black cloud of Trevor Bauer is holding the team hostage. Can they afford Carlos Correa? A report says they don’t want to do it because of the fans! (29:00) Review: The Swimmers. (33:45) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Chicago Cubs signing Cody Bellinger to a 1-year deal. Was it worth it? Is he betting on a comeback year? (40:00) NPPOD. (42:50) Cristiano Ronaldo news continues to leak out. He was benched in the knockout rounds. He still has a huge offer from Saudi Arabia.  We've made it to the midweek! The weekend is almost here! Let's have a day, people! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 08, 2022
Rob Manfred needs to stop lying to fans! Aaron Judge is going to the Giants! Wait, no! He's going back to the YANKEES! (Episode 711)
Today’s word of the day is ’goldilocks’ as in those 3 bears as in not too hot, not too cold, it’s just right as in it’s not too deadened, it’s not too juicy, it’s just right. We’re talking about baseballs here. A report came out yesterday that MLB was using 3 different kinds of balls. Rob Manfred said preseason that only one ball would be used. We told you that wasn’t the case. Now, who’s right? MLB says they are. This report says no. (15:35) Aaron Judge to the San Francisco Giants! Wait. No. Not yet! It was reported he was going and then we got an oopsies! What is really going on with Judge? (22:20) Scott Boras is back to holding court at the Winter Meetings. He’s so full of hot air I’m surprised he didn’t take off. (28:30) Review: Dive. (33:45) MLB held its first ever MLB Draft Lottery. Did you hear about it? Did you care about it? (41:00) Aaron Judge will return to the Yankees! It breaks in the middle of our show! (44:20) Trea Turner turned down a Padres deal that was reportedly larger than the Phillies offer. Why? Wait, so Aaron Judge isn't going to the Mets! Day ruined! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 07, 2022
MLB Hot Stove SIZZLING! DeGrom to Texas! Verlander to Mets! Turner to Phillies! Yankees get Cashman back, will they get Aaron Judge!? (Episode 710)
Today’s word of the day is ’sizzling’ as in a fajita as in hot, hot, hot as in the hot stove as in MLB Winter Meetings are taking place and players are getting that money! Jacob deGrom, you get a deal! Justin Verlander, you get a deal! Trea Turner, you get a deal! Aaron Judge? No, not yet! (10:40) The shortstop market is the one to watch. Trea Turner gets his 11-year deal and now who’s next? Carlos Correa? Xander Bogaerts? Dansby Swanson? (20:37) Brian Cashman gets a 4-year deal from the Yankees. Sorry, Yankees fans. Aaron Judge is still a free agent. Cashman spoke about the Yankees plans for Aaron Judge, and it should scare the fans. (30:45) Review: The Triangle of Sadness (34:30) Deshaun Watson returns to the NFL. He made his debut for the Browns after his suspension and of course it was in Houston. What about Baker Mayfield? Panthers cut him after trading for him a few months ago. (39:30) NPPOD. (42:25) Trae Young and his coach Nate McMillian are in the middle of a feud. Word got out that Trae Young didn’t show up to a game on Friday after an argument with his head coach. The story leaked and all hell broke loose.  I survived Vegas! Woohoo! I did not hit for the millions, so I am back! Have a great Tuesday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 06, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Jacob deGrom signs with the Texas Rangers! What do the Mets do now!?
It’s happened. The New York Mets nightmare has happened. Jacob deGrom is going to the Texas Rangers. A half year of Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom. That’s it. The Texas Rangers are going all in. Last year it didn’t work out with Corey Seager and Marcus Semien. How about now? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 03, 2022
Deshaun Watson returns to the NFL and to Houston; Patrick Mahomes draft secrets; LeBron wants you to ask him about EVERYTHING except... (Episode 709)
Today’s word of the day is ’football only’ as in no questions as in no soccer as in no off field issues as in no politics as in just football or get out! That’s the way the Cleveland Browns and Deshaun Watson are handling his return. Yes, he’s back. The suspension is over and the disgraced QB is returning for his first game… and it’s in Houston. (9:20) Patrick Mahomes was on a podcast and revealed some interesting details about before he was drafted! He said he was given the plays that Kansas City was going to go over… the night before! Tampering?! (22:10) Review: Armageddon Time.(26:20) LeBron James took to the podium on Wednesday and asked the media in the room why he wasn’t asked about Jerry Jones, but he was asked about Kyrie Irving. Let’s discuss this. (33:20) NPPOD. (40:15) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? We had a crazy story come to us from a listener about Ontario taking UFC fights off the betting board and starting an investigation. What happened and what will happen next? No show Monday! I'm going to Vegas! There won't be a show ever again if I hit for milllllllllions!!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 02, 2022
Should the Packers shut down Aaron Rodgers? Will Rodgers be in Green Bay in 2023? Is it possible Ronald turns down $200M PER YEAR!? (Episode 708)
Today’s word of the day is ’resentment’ as in Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are nearing a crossroad and picking which way to go will change the franchise forever. Is Aaron Rodgers going to remain the Packers QB for the rest of the season? How about next season? Is Jordan Love the next in line? (9:50) Once again I have World Cup fever. Dual-screens. Games going at the same time. Teams playing for everything. It’s a thrill ride like no other. (18:35) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Cristiano Ronaldo has an offer from Saudi Arabia for over $200M PER YEAR! WHAAT?!!!?! There’s just no way. (28:15) Review: Ingrid Goes West. (32:20) Are we seeing the media turn on Russell Wilson? He’s one of the highest players in the league. He has always been baby faced. But poor play and poor results and now the stories continue to leak and leak about the people and players that he rubs the wrong way. (39:20) NPPOD. (42:10) Tony Clark is back as the head of the MLBPA. He signed a 5-year extension through 2027. What does this mean for the future of the league?  It's Thursday! The weekend is so close! I'm going to Vegas on Saturday so wish me luck! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 01, 2022
USA is moving on! Can MLS capitalize on World Cup fever!?; Qatar admits what we already know!; What are the Mets big plans for pitching? (Episode 707)
Today’s word of the day is ’knockout’ as in the knockout round as in I got the fever as in the World Cup games have been great and exciting and worth it. The USA is advancing on to the Knockout Stages after a thrilling 1-0 win over Iran. What does this mean for MLS? Can MLS capitalize on this fever? (14:50) Qatar was eliminated. See ya. A spokesperson recently came out and gave big oopsies on the amount of workers that actually died building these stadiums. (24:00) Review: Killer Sally. (27:20) The New York Mets held a Zoom meeting with Carlo Rodon. The Mets are trying to figure out its pitching plans: deGrom? Verlander? Rodon? (35:00) SO You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about teams asking permission of other teams in order to interview a potential candidate for a job. Why do they need to ask permission? (40:35) Don Mattingly is set to be named the Bench Coach of the Toronto Blue Jays. What will he bring to that organization? (45:10) Lamar Jackson tweets. Let’s pay attention to what we’re putting out in public. That’s it. Let's have a day people! So close to the weekend I can already taste the tequila! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 30, 2022
USA v Iran: Tyler Adams wins first World Cup match with his answer at the presser; Messi to Miami? How can this be?; Top 5 Miguel Cabrera moments (Episode 706)
Today’s word of the day is ’composure’ as in calm as in cool as in collected as in Tyler Adams of the USMNT was asked some tough, and interesting, questions from a reporter from Iran. He was scolded for his pronunciation of Iran and was grilled about the discrimination of Black people in the US. His answer was a perfect a response as you’d ever want. (19:35) Jeff Saturday and the Colts lost yesterday. Why? Cause they stink? Or was it Saturday? (21:35) Is Messi really coming to MLS? Is Inter Miami going to shake up the football world by signing Messi? How is this happening!? (29:35) Review: Bruce Springsteen Interview. (34:00) Jose Abreu is headed to the Houston Astros. The Astros continue to stack talent. The reigning World Series champions are looking for a repeat. (38:20) Let’s talk about Miguel Cabrera. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday. Let's go, USA! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 29, 2022
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has some more explaining to do; Commanders embarrass themselves AGAIN; The Arizona Cardinals are a HUGE MESS (Episode 705)
Today’s word of the day is ’curious’ as in eager to know or learn something as in Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said he was curious back in the 1950s when he appeared in a photo in Arkansas. Now you’re wondering to yourself why is this a big deal? Well, this was the time of segregation and Jerry was on the wrong side of that line. (14:30) Are the Washington Commanders ever going to do anything right? Like anything at all? The latest is the Sean Taylor “statue”. An absolute disgrace to his legacy. (26:00) Review: Dead to Me S3. (30:40) The Arizona Cardinals are a mess. Extensions were given to the GM, head coach, and quarterback before the season. Kliff Kingsbury routinely gets outcoached. Kyler Murray routinely gets outplayed. (41:00) The sports tv ratings are booming. Fox and CBS posted HUGE numbers. What does it mean? (45:20) NPPOD.  How was your weekend? Do anything fun? It's Monday again. Let's start the week off strong! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 28, 2022
Colts owner Jim Irsay DOES NOT need to keep talking! World Cup update: Be careful what you say! Aaron Judge update: Giants are ELATED by visit! (Episode 704)
Today’s word of the day is ’personal’ as in was it just business and nothing personal or was it personal and business as in Jim Irsay keeps on talking about the firing of Frank Reich. He said he’s known Frank for forever, said he’s the first coach he gave an extension with years left on his contract, said he they needed a new direction. Fun time for the Colts! (12:00) The report is the Glazer family wants to sell Manchester United for $7B! That is a lot of money. We’ve already discussed why this sale is happening and how it will happen. But, now we have a price. (16:00) Let’s do our daily World Cup update that everyone is so excited about! Can someone please explain to me how the US advances if they lose today? Give me the scenarios! (28:15) Review: Disenchanted. (32:10) The chase for Aaron Judge is on. The San Francisco Giants are ‘elated’ after their meeting with Judge. The Los Angeles Dodgers are putting pressure on. But this is all about the Yankees. (42:10) We have an update on the Michigan State football players that were caught on film beating Michigan players. Indictments have been handed down. Uh oh. I'm not a big turkey guy. LOVE me some sweet potatoes though so Thanksgiving was cool. Hope you all had a great day, and now onto a great weekend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 25, 2022
Jets bench Zach Wilson now, but is he the future? What about all the other Covid QBs taken in 2021? We hand out the TURKEY OF THE YEAR! (Episode 703)
Today’s word of the day is ’wavering’ as in fluctuate in opinion or allegiance as in Robert Saleh loves to use that word when describing Zach Wilson. In August 2021 he said he was not wavering. On October 26 of this year he said he was not wavering. And just yesterday he said it again! Is Zach Wilson a franchise QB? Is it too soon? Wilson did apologize to his teammates, but his starting spot is gone… for now. (21:15) Who is the Turkey of the Year? It is Thanksgiving after all. Could it be FIFA? Could there still be concerns over the World Cup? You betcha. (31:15) Review: The People We Hate at the Wedding. (41:20) NPPOD. Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for listening to the show and RATING IT 5 STARS! We'd be nothing without you all. Send me a message on Twitter and let's connect! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 24, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo out at Manchester United and the club is for sale! Glazer's Out has worked! What goes into moving an NFL game to Detroit (Episode 702)
Today’s word of the day is ’immediate effect’ as in the World Cup is going on right now and Manchester United decided that Tuesday was a good day to let Cristiano Ronaldo go. This stems from Ronaldo’s interview he gave and bashed the club. Then to make things even crazier, the Glazer Family announced they’d explore selling the team. How did this happen? How does the price of the pound impact the price of the sale? (19:15) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Bills-Browns game that was moved to Detroit. They wanted to know how all three of these teams were impacted by moving the game. (34:10) Review: Spirited.(37:40) For the first time ever there is a woman playing varsity baseball in Division 1. Olivia Pichardo made the roster at Brown University. (45:40) NPPOD. Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Party it up tonight, but be safe! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 23, 2022
Is Gerrit Cole the biggest cheater in MLB!? Jaylen Brown apologizes for tweets; Aaron Judge is in San Francisco! (Episode 701)
Today’s word of the day is ’worst cheater’ as in biggest cheater as in Alek Monoah called out Gerrit Cole for being the biggest cheater in MLB because of the spider tack situation. He didn’t even hesitate. It is VERY rare that an active player would call out an active player like this. Is this how all other players feel too? (11:30) Jaylen Brown has come out and apologized for reposting a video on social media. He believed it was in defense of Kyrie Irving but didn’t realize what he was reposting. Here we go again. (23:15) Review: Amsterdam. (27:25) Aaron Judge is in San Francisco. Is it panic time for Yankees fans? (35:25) We have a Zach Wilson update. Robert Saleh made it be known that Zach Wilson may not be the starter moving forward after Sunday’s loss. Accountability is a big theme for today’s show. (43:25) NPPOD. (45:25) We have the new first timers on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. It’s very very average.  I had Argentina winning the World Cup in one of my bracket challenges. Not a great morning for me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 22, 2022
FIFA president can try all he wants to keep politics away from World Cup; Zach Wilson is not what the Jets need; Giannis postgame incident (Episode 700)
Today’s word of the day is ’infantile’ as in infant as in child as in baby as in Gianni Infantino has done nothing worthy of being the leader he’s supposed to be. Infantino defended the decision to have the World Cup in Qatar. He has defended his decision to not allow LGBTQ+ armbands. He has defended everything in the name of no politics in sports. Sure… (17:30) Yesterday the Jets lost in devastating fashion. Zach Wilson played a terrible football game against the Patriots. How does Robert Saleh feel about Wilson’s comments after the game? (28:55) Review: Elton John at Dodger Stadium. (34:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the rules for visiting teams practicing on home floors after games. This stems from the Giannis Antetokounmpo incident with the 76ers. (44:35) Kyrie Irving has returned for the Nets. (49:20) NPPOD. I got a record player and life is good! Music just sounds better and it's been so relaxing. COOL! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 21, 2022
2022 World Cup is here! No beer! No human rights! No problem! FIFA does what it wants, where it wants! (Episode 699)
Today’s word of the day is ’World Cup’ as in it’s here. Futbol. Soccer. Football. In Qatar. There’s a lot going on here. Human Rights Violations? Check. No alcohol? Check. FIFA being corrupt? Check. What a great place! (12:45) So… what is Budweiser going to do? $75M and alcohol sales to the public is gone. (24:30) Review: FIFA Uncovered. (32:30) We have some wait to sees! Who wins the World Cup? Let’s talk about Aaron Judge’s home run ball. Will it go for over $2M? (40:40) NPPOD. (44:30) Rob Manfred speaks. What did he have to say? It's the weekend! We made it! Who do you have winning the World Cup? I think Messi and Argentina get it done, but my dark horse is Uruguay. If Uruguay can win their group over Portugal, I love their chances! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 18, 2022
How much trouble are the Mets and Yankees in over Aaron Judge? Bryce Harper's major surgery; Downfall of Nationals continues; FTX lawsuit update! (Episode 698)
Today’s word of the day is ’conspiring’ as in collusion as in MLB owners are under the microscope right now over an article from a few weeks ago that talked about the Mets saying they will not bid against the Yankees for Aaron Judge. Why is this so important? Is Steve Cohen in trouble? Is Aaron Judge mad? (17:20) Bryce Harper needs Tommy John surgery. How bad is this? It’s the same thing that happened with Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani was out until May when he got his done. Harper got the surgery a month and a half after Ohtani did. (24:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the downfall of the Washington Nationals. They wanted to know who to blame for no Harper or Soto or Turner or Scherzer anymore. (36:30) Review: Selena Gomez - My Mind and Me. (41:30) We’ve got an FTX lawsuit update! Tom Brady, Shohei Ohtani, Golden State Warriors, Larry David… SUED! (46:35) NPPOD. I went to a WizKid concert last night! It was worth the sleep I missed out on. Everyone should lose some sleep doing things that make them happy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 17, 2022
Holiday Season is here and everyone wants a new stadium: Kansas City, New York City FC, Bears, Bills! MLB Free Agency Update! (Episode 697)
Today’s word of the day is ’pothole’ as in the hole in the street that gets fixed and comes back and fixed and comes back and fixed and comes back — but why are we talking about that today? That’s what sports stadiums are. Every few years a new stadium pops up. Just like a pothole. You build one and then you build another and then another and then another. The Kansas City Royals made an announcement. New York City FC announced a huge stadium. The Bears want one. The Bills want one. (16:30) We have our daily MLB Free Agency Update: players were added to 40-man rosters for protection. Let’s explain. Players also turned down or signed qualifying offers OR signed new deals. (26:40) Review: Ticket to Paradise. (29:30) Quick talk about the TV Ratings. How big is Yellowstone? How big is MLB? How big is NBA? The answer: not close to how big the NFL is. (33:30) It’s time to talk about what the Boston Bruins have done. They hired Loretta Lynch to launch an investigation into how the team investigates investigations. (44:00) NPPOD. I'm tired today. The weather outside is terrible. But! We'll make the best of it! You should too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 16, 2022
Reaction to what happened in Virginia; The cases for Josh McDaniels and Jeff Saturday; MLB Free Agency: Qualifying Offers and Planning for Judge (Episode 696)
Today’s word of the day is ’unimaginably sad day’ as in the words used by Virignia president Jim Ryan to describe what happened on Sunday night when a former football walk-on murdered three football players and injured two others. Let’s talk about what we know about this, how from what we’ve read this was handled, and what happens next. (11:55) Mark Davis gave Josh McDaniels the public vote of confidence. Why now? The Raiders are 2-7 this season, which is bad. But, did we forget how bad John Gruden was? (20:10) Jeff Saturday made his debut with the Colts in that win against the Raiders. Let’s talk about what Jim Irsay did here. Was it really that bad? (27:10) Review: Causeway. (30:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how the Yankees handle their free agents: do they wait for Aaron Judge or act as if he’s gone? What about players getting the qualifying offer? When do you take it and when do you leave it. (42:50) We have an update on Wait To See: Julio Rodriguez and Michael Harris win - but what the story is is what Rodriguez and Adley Rutschman earned. (47:00) NPPOD. I saw an incredible sunrise this morning - today will be a good day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 15, 2022
We're Back!!! Recapping my F1 trip to Brazil; Why Houston and James Click parted ways; Daniel Snyder must have missed me! FTX, Crypto, and Sports (Episode 695)
Today’s word of the day is ’lights out’ as in vroom vroom as in F1 as in Formula 1 as in I spent the weekend watching my first F1 race in Brazil. Here’s how the weekend went. (11:15) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Houston Astros letting its GM James Click go. We’re talking about the reigning World Series champions… letting the GM go... a week later. What!? (23:50) Review: From Scratch. (27:55) Dan Snyder continues to find himself in deeper and deeper waters. It’s just what he does best at this point. The state’s Attorney General released a statement and then made an announcement regarding Dan Snyder and the NFL. Fun times for the Commanders continue. (37:55) FTX downfall has commenced. Why is this big for NPDS? Because the amount of sports teams and leagues that chose to do business with crypto is insane. FTX arena. Crypto Arena. FTX on umps. Everywhere. (44:20) NPPOD.  Sorry this came out late. Hope you all had fun this weekend. Enjoy the rest of this lovely Monday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 14, 2022
Mailbag: The power of Jerry Reinsdorf; How players pick translators; Why don't teams build smaller ballparks?
It’s a mailbag! Someone asked me about Jerry Reinsdorf and the power he has in Major League Baseball. This a is a fun question. He ran the Bulls during their legendary run. He won a ring with the White Sox. But, it’s been a long time since either team was that good again. (15:55) How do players pick their translators? Is this a team decision? Player decision? (27:45) Why don’t baseball teams plan to build smaller ballparks? Someone asked this because of the Oakland Athletics looking to build a new one, even though attendance has been terrible. (36:00) Someone asked me about balance as a team president. They wanted to know at what level would a situation arise that would need me to jump in with players and the front office.  Hey, it's mailbag. Leave a 5 star review so we can answer more questions. Please. Thank you. Have an excellent week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 09, 2022
MLB Season Wrap Up: Astros win the World Series! Remember the lockout!? Where will Judge, deGrom, Correa land?; Latest on Kyrie Irving and more! (Episode 694)
Today’s word of the day is ’98’ as in 98 days until Spring Training. Yes, it’s right around the corner. The season is over. The new season begins. The Houston Astros are the World Series champions. Down 2-1 the Astros came back against the Phillies to win 3 straight. Let’s recap this year quickly: lockout, Yankees, Mets, Pujols, Aaron Judge, Fernando Tatis, firings, hirings, fun, baseball! (27:00) Let’s update some Wait To See predictions we made this year. There was a LOT wrong! (32:30) Edwin Diaz has signed with the Mets. Largest contract for a reliever ever! (36:30) Where will the top free agents land? Aaron Judge. Jacob deGrom. Trea Turner. Carlos Correa. Xander Bogaerts. (45:30) Review: All Quiet on the Western Front (48:40) Kyrie Irving has to do school work. He was 6 things that he needs to do before the Brooklyn Nets let him back from his suspension. (54:55) NPPOD. (57:45) We need to speak about this Josh Primo situation with the San Antonio Spurs. There’s a lot of back and forth between the Spurs and lawyers for Primo and the team’s sports psychologist.  It's Monday! Let's own the week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 07, 2022
Kyrie Irving has been suspended by the Nets. Let this be our final discussion on the topic. Let's all be better. (Episode 693)
Today’s word of the day is ‘open dialogue’ as in a discussion as in listening as having good intentions as in Kyrie Irving has now apologized for everything that’s happened in the past week. Why now? Because he was suspended without pay. That’s why. Earlier in the day he had another press session and refused to apologize. Then the team suspended him. Then his apology came. So where do the Nets go from here? (33:30) Review: A Love Song. (35:10) NPPOD. Everyone have a great weekend. Do something exciting. Eat that leftover candy. Be great! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 04, 2022
Today’s word of the day is ‘unhittable’ as in no hits as in Cristian Javier as in Bryan Abreu as in Rafael Montero as in Ryan Pressly. The Houston Astros combined to throw a no hitter in the World Series against the Phillies. For anyone saying this wasn’t historic… sit this one out. What happened to Harper and Schwarber and Hoskins and the lively bats from Game 3? (14:40) Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets released a duel statement about what steps they are taking after Kyrie’s antisemitism. A statement and $1M to the Anti-Defamation League. How kind of them 🙄. (27:30) Review: Don’t Worry, Darling. (32:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Dan Snyder and the possibility of him selling the Washington Commanders. Here. We. Go! (46:00) NPPOD. Hey, it's me again, wishing you a great day! if you won the Powerball... hope you don't forget me. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 03, 2022
World Series Meltdown: Was Lance McCullers tipping his pitches!? Were the garbage cans back!?; The Nets are a dumpster fire in a dumpster fire (Episode 691)
Today’s word of the day is ‘neck brace’ as in rubber neck as in pain as in that girl from the exorcist as in Lance McCullers gave up five home runs yesterday to the Phillies. A Bryce Harper blast. Followed by a parade of bats. What happened? Was McCullers tipping pitches? Do we have a garbage can situation!? Was pitchcom hacked!? WHO KNOWS!? (18:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Brooklyn Nets firing Steve Nash and then a report coming out about hiring Ime Udoka. What an embarrassment of an organization. Kevin Durant. Kyrie Irving. Ben Simmons. Joe Tsai. Dumpster fire. (35:40) Review: The Good House. (38:55) Pete Rose is back in the building! No, not the Hall of Fame building, the sportsbook building! He will be placing the first legal bet at the the new Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati. What a day! (44:25) NPPOD. (44:40) After the Michigan/Michigan State game last weekend there was a fight in the tunnel. Not a fair fight. A bunch of Michigan State players jumper two Michigan players. Now eight players have been suspended and law enforcement is involved. I'm back to tell you all to have a great day! If you happen to hit the Powerball, let me hold a few dollars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 02, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Brooklyn Nets fire Steve Nash! Kevin Durant gets his wish!
The Brooklyn Nets have fired Steve Nash. 7 games into the season. A no-win situation for Nash. Kevin Durant. James Harden. Kyrie Irving. Ben Simmons. Kyrie Irving’s latest antisemitism. Kevin Durant wanting Nash and Marks fired in the offseason. Players requesting trades. Brooklyn is a dumpster fire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 01, 2022
World Series Rainout: Do Phillies or Astros benefit more?; NBA TAMPERING PUNISHMENT IS A JOKE! (Episode 690)
Today’s word of the day is ‘ripple’ as in ripple effect as in one thing leads to another leads to another leads to another. What are we talking about? A rain delay leads to a postponement leads to the World Series is now all out of sorts. What are the Phillies going to do? What are the Astros going to do? Impact talk! (13:15) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me a question about the Lakers celebrating Darvin Ham’s first win. It was a locker room celebration like they won the NBA Finals. Who cares? Let them have some fun. The more interesting thing here is the future of Westbrook and what Myles Turner had to say on the Woj Pod. (27:00) Review: The Good Nurse. (30:15) The NBA has announced that the Sixers are being docked two draft picks in 2023 and 2024. Tampering! (37:30) NBA is also looking to add salary limits. Is this good? Are the big teams spending too much? How mad is the NBPA? (40:25) NPPOD. (41:30) Let’s talk about how the Spurs handled the release of Josh Primo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 01, 2022
World Series Twitter Conspiracy Hour: Are the Astros cheating again?; MLB diversity problem?; Kyrie Irving continues to be a major problem (Episode 689)
Today’s word of the day is ‘split’ as in the World Series is even at 1-1 after two games between the Phillies and Astros. How did we get here? Blowing a 5-0 lead in Game 1. A 5-0 lead was there for the Astros in Game 2. We had a bat check. We had a foreign substance check. We’ve seen home runs. We’ve seen extra innings. (16:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about MLB and Dusty Baker’s comments on the lack of African-American players in the World Series. They used the term diversity when talking about it. (27:45) Review: Bad Sisters. (31:30) It’s time for Kyrie Irving to leave the NBA. I’ve had enough. His comment this weekend were hateful. His posts are hateful. I’ve had enough. (40:25) NPPOD. (42:35) Is an MLB going to Vegas? Is that team going to be the Oakland Athletics? What about the Tampa Bay Rays? Hey, it's me, Coca. Today is my birthday. Do something that'll make you smile today. And eat candy! You deserve it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 31, 2022
World Series starts today: Astros or Phillies, who is the better team RIGHT NOW?; David Stearns headed to the METS!? (Episode 688)
Today’s word of the day is ‘game day’ as in the World Series is here as in Philadelphia Phillies as in Houston Astros as in Aaron Nola as in Justin Verlander as in Bryce Harper as in Jose Altuve. You get it! It’s here! Let’s break it all down! (20:10) Milwaukee Brewers prez David Stearns has stepped down. This is a major development. Stearns has been a huge name in the the New York Mets world. Rumors are he could end up in Houston. Why did it happen now? (29:50) Review: Raymond and Ray. (33:30) NPPOD. (39:35) What is going on with the Denver Broncos? The GM came out and defended the QB and head coach. Why?  Have an incredible weekend! Do something fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 28, 2022
World Series Eve! What are the Phillies and Astros doing today?; Aaron Boone is back in the Bronx! Will Dan Campbell and Nathaniel Hackett be fired? (Episode 687)
Hello everyone! This is just a test to see if you actually read this. I hope you all have a great day. Do something that'll make you smile. For me, it's probably going to be some Chick-fil-A and my new gym. Let's be great! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 27, 2022
The new MLB chase: will the Yankees do enough to keep Aaron Judge?; Jaylen Brown and Aaron Donald leave Donda Sports (Episode 686)
Today’s word of the day is ‘pinstripes’ as in the Yankees as in the Bronx Bombers as in Hal Steinbrenner as in Brian Cashman as in Aaron Boone as in Aaron Judge. This offseason is going to be real different for Yankees fans. What does the team do? Is Judge coming back? Is the team going to overpay for players? Is the manager going to be back? (22:30) Jaylen Brown and Aaron Donald have ended their ties with Kanye West and Donda Sports. Just a little too late on this one. (33:35) Review: The Patient. (40:00) We have an update on NFL referees! (41:55) Brittney Griner had her appeal denied in Russia. Her 9 year sentence will continue. The US and Russia are not on good terms and she’ll continue to be a pawn. (45:35) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 26, 2022
adidas terminates deal with Kanye 'Ye' West; MLB Playoff talk: Get Schwarber away from bulls! NFL refs asking Mike Evans for autograph is BAD business (Episode 685)
Today’s word of the day is ‘ye’ as Kanye as Kanye West as in Yeezy as in adidas has announced it has cut ties with Ye after anti-Semitic comments about how the company couldn’t drop him. Well, they did and a statement was released. (13:20) There were some points that we missed yesterday about the NLCS and ALCS series. Here’s what we missed about the Padres, Yankees, Phillies, and Astros. (31:30) Review: The Watcher. (34:30) NPPOD. (35:50) NFL refs asked Mike Evans for his autograph after a game. This is not okay. (43:20) The Indianapolis Colts have benched Matt Ryan. The team traded for Ryan and an undesirable contract. Now Sam Elhinger gets the start and Frank Reich will have his 7th different starting QB since he became head coach. I hope you have a great day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 25, 2022
Yankees could not handle Astros smoke they asked for! Bryce Harper sends Phillies to World Series!; Could relegation be coming to the NBA!? (Episode 684)
Today’s word of the day is ‘brooms’ as in swept as in cleaning the floor as in 4-0 as in the Houston Astros are headed to the World Series after shutting down the New York Yankees in the Bronx last night. The Yankees wanted this. The Yankees fans wanted this. The Yankees got more than they could handle. (19:30) The Philadelphia Phillies are headed to the World Series. Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins bats exploded. The starting pitching has taken over. They are playing out of their minds! The San Diego Padres blew the lead in back to back games and are headed home. (32:35) Review: Bullet Train. (35:30) NPPOD. (38:50) Adam Silver met with the Phoenix Suns employees and held a Q+A. It was very odd because of the questions he chose to answer. He addressed the Sarver situation. He addressed tanking? Why would he do that? I hope you had a great weekend! Have an even better Monday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 24, 2022
Jose Altuve all time slump, but Astros stay winning! Why aren't NFL players calling for Snyder to sell?; Reviewing Jeffrey Dahmer Netflix series (Episode 683)
Today’s word of the day is ‘23’ as in Jordan as in used to be LeBron as in hitless at bats for Jose Altuve in the postseason right now. And the Astros still took a 2-0 lead in the ALCS. One long ball from Alex Bregman did it. Are the Yankees ready to panic? (23:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me if players have responsibility to stand up to owners like LeBron did with Robert Sarver. They were referring to Aaron Rodgers and Daniel Snyder. (31:55) Review: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. (42:30) Let’s talk trades! Christian McCaffrey was traded to the 49ers because the Panthers stink. Elijah Moore wants a trade from the Jets because he’s not getting the ball. Interesting.  I hope you have a great weekend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 21, 2022
Verlander throws gem, Astros bats come alive! Padres fight back against Phillies!; NBA Overreaction Time: The Brooklyn Nets STINK! (Episode 682)
Today’s word of the day is ‘missed opportunity’ as in what could have been as in what should have been as in it didn’t happen. The Yankees had a chance to take a 1-0 series lead. The Yankees had Justin Verlander on the ropes.. and the Astros played like the Astros. Verlander gets out of the jam. The Astros played the long ball. The Astros have the lead. (13:35) We’ve got a tie series heading back to Philly. The Padres came back from down 4-0 against the Phillies. Back to back jacks from the Padres and some small ball and boom. Nola looked great until he didn’t. The Padres lineup woke up. And now we have a series. (26:20) Review: Aftershock. (31:20) It’s NBA overreaction time! One game into the season and our pet’s heads are falling off! The Brooklyn Nets got run off their home court against the Pelicans. An absolute disaster of a game. Kyrie, KD, and Ben Simmons got smoked. What about the Lakers? What did Westbrook have to say about having to become a 2nd unit guy? (40:20) NPPOD. (42:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Tennessee Titans getting a new stadium. Let’s investigate! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 20, 2022
NFL Owners War Wages On: Colts owner Jim Irsay says Daniel Snyder needs to go! Jerry Jones tells Robert Kraft not to BLEEP with him! (Episode 681)
Today’s word of the day is ‘merit’ as in Jim Irsay as in Daniel Snyder as in Jerry Jones as in Roger Goodell as the owners meetings took place in the NFL and mutiny arose. Chaos. Jim Irsay openly says Daniel Snyder needs to go. Dan Snyder writes a letter to the owners. Jerry Jones tells Robert Kraft not to f*** with him! And that was just by lunch! (38:35) Roger Goodell is going to get a new deal. Jerry Jones does not want him to have the deal he currently has. Jerry let Robert Kraft know how he felt. (43:40) MLB postseason is in full swing! The Yankees did what they needed to do. Judge homer. Stanton homer. Gem from Nestor. Onto Houston! NPPOD. Phillies/Padres, Yankees/Astros. I hope you have a great day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 19, 2022
Guardians vs Yankees: Is MLB to blame for rain out disaster?; NBA is back! Tank alert! LeBron Alert! Warriors repeat? NLCS Preview: Phillies or Padres (Episode 680)
Today’s word of the day is ‘rain delay’ as in the Yankees as in the Guardians as in 3:30 hours of nothing as in MLB took that long to make a decision about Game 5 last night. It was complete disrespect towards the fans that were in the stadium. Major League Baseball is in charge of deciding this. Advantage whom now? Yankees get Nestor Cortes. Astros get the winner on short rest. (18:40) Let’s talk about the NBA! It’s back today! I know there’s been stories for weeks now. Tanking alert! Watchout for it! What will happen with the Lakers and Celtics? Are the Nets still a mess? Do the Warriors hate each other? (25:35) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me who I think will win the NBA title this year because they want to fade my pick! (30:15) Review: The Redeem Team. (33:15) We have more postseason baseball today! Another round. Phillies vs Padres. Let’s discuss. (38:40) NPPOD. I hope you have a great day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 18, 2022
Congrats to the Padres and Phillies; Dodgers and Braves go home with their 100+ win seasons! No NBA team can be happy with the Warriors (Episode 679)
Today’s word of the day is ‘despondent’ as in working all year for one goal and failing as in the Dodgers won 111 games and then lost it all in 4 as in the Braves won 101 games and wanted to try and repeat and lost as in that’s baseball. All the respect in the world to the Padres and Phillies for getting it done. All it took was one road win and the series flipped. How is MLB feeling about this? Do you think they like the double underdog story? (30:30) Review: Nothing Compares. (34:55) The Golden State Warriors are paying a premium. They will have almost half a BILLION dollars in payroll next season! (43:40) NPPOD. I hope everyone has a great day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 17, 2022
Samson Sit-Down: Tyler Kepner | Author of THE GRANDEST STAGE: A History of the World Series
It’s a Samson Sit-Down with columnist and author Tyler Kepner! We talk all things baseball. MLB postseason. History of the World Series! A baseball fan’s dream! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 14, 2022
3-year anniversary of NPDS! How will the NFL respond to Dan Snyder threats? Deshaun Watson in more trouble; MLB Postseason update! (Episode 678)
Today’s word of the day is ‘3’ as in 3 years as in 36 months as in 156 weeks and 4 days as in 1,096 days as in 26,304 hours! That’s how long Nothing Personal has been around for! (2:10) Let’s update the Daniel Snyder situation. I cannot believe that Al Michaels brought it up! I was wrong! This has been a disaster for the NFL, especially when the Thursday games have been horrible! (11:45) Another woman has come forward and filed a lawsuit against Deshaun Watson. We’re getting close to 30 women now. Will Watson be suspended for more games now? (17:20) MLB Postseason update! Yordan Alvarez is having a series to remember. Two games. Two mammoth home runs for the Houston Astros. (31:00) Review: Sidney. (36:10) Carlos Correa has opted out of his deal with the Twins. He said he wanted to be a Twin then said he didn’t want to be a Twin. He still may be a Twin, but he wants to get paid! What a story. (41:10) NPPOD. (45:20) Is it time for Theo Watch? Are the Mets going to do it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 14, 2022
NFL Bombshell report on Daniel Snyder: does he have dirt on Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones!?!; MLB Postseason updates! (Episode 677)
Today’s word of the day is ‘must win’ as in you need to win as in you have to win as in don’t you dare lose as in it’s the stinking postseason! Win every game! The Atlanta Braves came back to win Game 2 against the Phillies. The Padres took Game 2 from the Dodgers. Must wins! Let’s take a look at where these series are at. (16:01) A new bombshell report was dropped by ESPN about Washington Commanders Daniel Snyder. It has been alleged that Snyder has dirt on Roger Goodell. Has dirt on Jerry Jones. Has private investigators following owners. Other owners privately spoke with ESPN and had some pretty damning things to say about Snyder. Whoa! (31:20) Davante Adams finds himself in some legal trouble after shoving a photographer. He has been charged with assault. Woof. (38:20) NPPOD. (39:55) Review: Mr. Harrington’s Phone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 13, 2022
Astros saved by Yordan blast, Braves slow start; MLB "freak" injuries list growing; Are Padres trying to keep Dodgers fans in LA? (Episode 676)
Today’s word of the day is ‘stale’ as in stale bread as in unripe as in moldy as in sitting around too long as in the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros both found themselves down early in their games. The Braves tried to make a comeback against the Phillies but fell a run short. The Astros needed a historic blast from Yordan Alvarez to walk-off against the Mariners. (11:00) Scott Servais chose to pitch Robbie Ray in the 9th inning against Yordan Alvarez. Do you agree with that move? Did this backfire? (17:10) we have a Draymond Green update. He’ll be back sooner than most thought. (20:40) We had news of two different sort of freak injuries that will keep pitchers from the Divisional Series. David Robertson got hurt celebrating a Bryce Harper home run by jumping! Phil Maton broke his hand punching a locker angry after a game. WHAT!? Inexcusable. (29:00) Review: Don’t Make Me Go. (31:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Padres trying to keep Dodgers fans away from San Diego for the Divisional Series. Hmm. Will it work? (35:45) NPPOD. (39:30) We have an update on Eric Kay, former Los Angeles Angels staffer, he’s going to jail. Adnan Syed is getting out of jail. Brett Favre, not going to jail, but should be in jail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 12, 2022
NFL roughing the passer rule is a JOKE! Does David Tepper know what he's doing? Draymond Green steps away from Warriors EARGATE! (Episode 675)
Today’s word of the day is ‘protection’ as in over protection as in the NFL as in Tua as in Tom Brady as in Derek Carr as in the officials have no idea what they’re doing anymore. Have you seen these flags? Tom Brady gets tackled… FLAG! Derek Carr gets tackled… FLAG! (9:15) David Tepper and the Carolina Panthers have fired Matt Rhule. Rhule got a huge deal and stunk! David Tepper and his comments were hilarious. What a guy! (19:55) Review: Confess, Fletch. (22:55) Draymond Green is stepping away from the Warriors. He punched Jordan Poole in the face in practice. Wasn’t the biggest deal… then the video dropped. (33:45) NPPOD. (41:20) The embarrassment of EarGate between Joe Musgrove and Buck Showalter. What went down there?! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 11, 2022
MLB Postseason Preview with Will Middlebrooks! Shohei vs Ohtani for MVP! OCTOBER BASEBALL! Awkward steroid testing!
Will Middlebrooks joins us to guide you through the MLB Postseason. We start things off with how Will’s injury ended his first career and forced him into a tough decision. (7:15) What were the biggest surprises of the 2022 MLB regular season? (19:50) Who wins the MVP? Judge or Ohtani!? (28:20) It’s time for some Wild Card predictions! (And some talk about steroids!) (45:55) And we end giving out some World Series picks! We’re sorry Atlanta if we curse you! If you are reading this... have the best weekend! Love, Coca. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 07, 2022
LeBron James makes it VERY clear he wants a Las Vegas team; NBA fight club; Roger Goodell must be furious over Joe Burrow's concussion comments (Episode 674)
Today’s word of the day is ‘royal flush’ as in poker as in King James as in LeBron James as in Las Vegas as in LeBron James used his postgame presser to communicate his wanting of the Las Vegas NBA franchise. He wants a team. He wants ownership. The NBA is going to expand. But, was this the right setting? (11:55) Draymond Green got into a fight with Jordan Poole in practice. What is happening? Coming of an NBA title. (19:55) Joe Burrow continues to speak out when he sees an issue. He was asked about Tua and concussions. Burrow said he’s played in games where he doesn’t remember the 2nd half. Oh boy. (28:40) Review: The Beach Bum. (32:35) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Los Angeles Angels. My favorite. Mike Trout spoke at season’s end and had some things to say. The Angels brought the interim manager Phil Nevin back for next year. The team is still for sale. Ohtani may still leave. (39:45) NPPOD. (43:15) The regular season is over! Remember the lockout!? Remember the doom and gloom!? We have reach the postseason! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 06, 2022
Aaron Judge finally did it! SELL THAT BALL!; MLB FURIOUS that Game 162 does not matter this year; Tua meets with NFL/NFLPA (Episode 673)
Today’s word of the day is ‘62’ as in the record as in the Yankees record as in the American League record as in Aaron Judge’s record as in NOT the MLB record. Good for him. What’s next? Judge is going to get PAID! Postseason baseball is right around the corner. (10:00) There is no drama left for Game 162 in MLB. None. Everything is set. MLB must be FURIOUS! (18:00) Remember the drama of the Super League in soccer? Remember the backlash? Well, talks have returned! Florentino Perez is the president of Real Madrid and he wants the Super League back! (29:00) Review: Mack & Rita. (34:40) Tua Tagovailoa has met with the NFL and NFLPA. He is still in the concussion protocol and will be out this weekend. (41:50) NPPOD. (44:50) the Houston Astros have won 100 games again. They are the best team in the AL. But yet, the manager and GM do not have new deals yet. Why? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 05, 2022
Fishing and Chess scandals have rocked the sports world! What is going on in the NWSL needs your attention... (Episode 672)
Today’s word of the day is ‘walleye’ as in a fish as in a yellow pike as in a freshwater perciform fish as in a fishing tournament has rocked the US like never before! We have a scandal on our hands! The two winning anglers were stuffing their fish with weights and got caught! (14:10) Another scandal is afoot! And we, detectives of Samson & Coca LLC, are here to investigate! Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has created a big drama show in the chess world after accusing Hans Niemann of cheating. (19:25) Tony La Russa is out as White Sox manager. In what was a disappointing return to managing. It’s because of health reasons, but it was also because of poor performance on the field. (26:00) Review: The Greatest Beer Run Ever. (33:40) Another scandal has rocked the NWSL. Coaching and leadership malpractice. A report came out from the New York Times about the abuse, harassment, and terrible culture surrounding the league. (43:30) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 04, 2022
NFL, MLB analytics problem: don't just trust the numbers!; Why did Shohei Ohtani take that deal!? Tua situation not going away soon (Episode 671)
Today’s word of the day is ‘analytics’ as in drones as in computers as in numbers as in charts as in percentages as in the Baltimore Ravens went for it on 4th and goal, didn’t get it, lost the game, and John Harbaugh said it was analytics! Why even have a coach anymore? There needs to be harmony, balance, in order for these things to work. (9:55) The NFL is in crisis mode. Tua Tagovailoa has a serious concussion. The Dolphins are under fire. The NFL is under fire. The NFLPA found the fall guy in the doctor that treated Tua. A lot of changes were made on the fly to the concussion protocol. (20:40) Review: Blonde. (24:35) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Shohei Ohtani’s record-breaking arbitration deal. Very interesting! (37:00) Aaron Judge is still trying for 62 home runs. Have you seen his attempts? It is being forced on us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 03, 2022
Tua deserved better from the Miami Dolphins; Carlos Correa ridiculous comments; What is happening to the Phillies? (Epsidoe 670)
Today’s word of the day is ‘irresponsible’ as in the Miami Dolphins as in Tua Tagovailoa as in if you watched that game last night you knew Tua should not have played. He did and suffered another head injury that was so scary to see. The Dolphins let this happen. (14:45) Does Carlos Correa want to be a Twin? He did on August 23! But now? His new comments were all about how the Twins better make a big deal of the pursuit of him. This is a Scott Boras special. (23:30) Review: Wedding Season. (29:30) What is going on with the Phillies? Just an absolute meltdown. They may miss the playoffs! (37:30) NPPOD. (41:30) What is going on in Anaheim? Shohei Ohtani is still unreal. I will DIE on the hill that he is the MVP. But that’s not the biggest story!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 30, 2022
Aaron Judge ties Roger Maris home run record, NOT MLB RECORD! That Blue Jays fan wishes he had another shot! (Episode 669)
Today’s word of the day is ‘mulligan’ as in redo as in try again as in imagine going to the Yankees/Blue Jays game and sitting in the outfield. Imagine Aaron Judge steps up to the plate. Imagineer Aaron Judge hits a laser coming right at you. It’s his 61st home run ball! And you miss it! (13:00) Dusty Baker says the Astros are done resting players. The team has games agains the Rays and Phillies left. The Phillies are fighting for a Wild Card spot. Love it! The Marlins sent an email trying to get Mets fans to show up! Hate it! (21:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about teams capitalizing on gambling losses by fans. What?! What does this mean? (34:15) Review: The Case Against Adnan Syed. (42:55) Mac Jones has a high ankle sprain. Common. Mac Jones is getting a 2nd opinion. Common. But how does this come about? Don’t ask Bill Belichick. (47:00) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 29, 2022
The Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving are still who we thought they were; Insane Herm Edwards firing story; Phil and LIV mack news again... not for golfing! (Episode 668)
Today’s word of the day is ‘hundo’ as in 100 as in century as in one hundred as in Kyrie Irving said he gave up $100M because he didn’t want to get vaccinated. Really? Sean Marks said it could be true! But that’s not it! Kevin Durant is still in Brooklyn. Steve Nash is still in Brooklyn. Ben Simmons is still in Brooklyn. The drama continues on! (13:00) Herm Edwards was fired in his fifth season at Arizona State. (24:40) Phil Mickelson and a few other golfers have pulled their names from the lawsuit against the PGA. Fun! Have you been watching LIV? (35:50) Review: Only Murders in the Building S2 (40:00) NPPOD.  If you are in the hurricane's path, please be safe! Please take precautions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 28, 2022
My trip to Berlin; Boston Celtics suspend Ime Udoka for the season: what I got wrong; Marlins part ways with Don Mattingly, Pujols hits 700! (Episode 667)
Today’s word of the day is ‘hubris’ as in I went to compete in my fourth major marathon in Berlin. It didn’t work out too well. My body said no. (4:00) Let’s discuss why we should never tweet. (6:45) Ime Udoka was suspended and we still don’t know what for. What happened in Boston? From the way the Celtics handled it it must be serious. Mistakes were made by the Celtics, the media, social media, and myself. (20:10) Don Mattingly and the Marlins are parting ways after the season. We hired Don in 2015. (25:55) Review: Do Revenge. (29:00) Albert Pujols has hit 700 career home runs. We may never see this again. His 2nd half of the season has been unbelievable. (39:10) NPPOD. (42:30) We continue to cover the Brett Favre scandal. More and more information continues to come out about how deep this scandal really is.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 27, 2022
Mailbag! How do 3-team trades happen? What does a front office do to player AFTER you trade them? Imposter Syndrome, and more!
It’s a mailbag! I’m on another adventure. Another marathon. Another country! Let’s start things off with a question on how 3-team trades work. Interesting. (9:50) Someone asked me what happens after a trade happens. This person wanted to know about revoking parking passes, name tags off lockers, and the legal issues! Love it! (24:55) Next up! Someone asked me about management style with players and coaches differed from that of corporate side. (33:00) Someone asked me about Imposter Syndrome. Oh boy. (39:40) Someone asked me about sports psychology. They wanted to know what sports psych looks like inside a clubhouse.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 23, 2022
Samson Sit-Down: Jason Caldwell | Chasing - A race across the Atlantic Ocean... rowing a boat!
It’s a Samson Sit-Down! We’ve got Jason Caldwell on the show today! The man is a legend and the star of his documentary Chasing. It’s about a race across the Atlantic Ocean… rowing a boat! What?!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 22, 2022
Suns/Mercury owner Robert Sarver announces he will sell! Update!
We’re back like we never left! Robert Sarver came out and said he is selling the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. How did we get to this point? What happens next? Well, Robert Sarver gets richer than rich.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 21, 2022
Could ALL your local sports TV go away!?! How much is each Aaron Judge home run ball worth!?; A covid funding scam that should make you FURIOUS! (Episode 666)
Today’s word of the day is ‘the beatles’ as in the group as in Help Me as in what is going on with Sinclair, Bally’s and the RSN world. What is the RSN world? Let me explain what is going on and if it means you won’t see your sports teams play. (17:20) Aaron Judge came up in the 9th inning and hit his 60th home run of the year to tie Babe Ruth! Stanton came up and hit a walk-off grand slam! How much money are these home runs worth? $500K? $1M? $5M? $10M!?! (24:00) Review: I Used to be Famous. (28:30) A Covid money scam was just exposed in Minnesota. 47 people were indicted on charges of stealing $250M in funding meant for feeding underprivileged children in Minnesota. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? (32:55) NPPOD. (36:40) A fan hit Browns owner Jimmy Haslem with a bottle. He’s been ban for life. Why did this happen? (43:40) Will Robert Sarver be forced to sell? Will he be forced to resign? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 21, 2022
Mets go over the Steve Cohen Tax line and are back in the playoffs! Jimmy G gets paid to win! MLB won't move Yankees off Apple TV (Episode 665)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Cohen Tax’ as in the Steve Cohen Tax as in the luxury tax as in above the threshold as in big time spending in MLB. $290M. MLB owners wanted this to limit the spending of Steve Cohen… and it didn’t work. (12:55) Jimmy G is starting to get paid big money already. He re-signed with the 49ers when everyone thought he was getting cut. Why do teams put incentives into contracts for wins? Playoffs, okay. But wins? (19:20) Review: The Immaculate Room. (29:30) The Arizona Cardinals are investing a fan after an alleged incident with Kyler Murray. (40:30) Aaron judge is 2 home runs away from tying Roger Maris’ American League and Yankees single-season home run record. If it happens on Friday… a lot of you may not see it. MLB has said it won’t be moving the game to a national broadcast. (44:40) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 20, 2022
Tom Brady tumultuous unretirement tour takes a new turn: Wednesday's off; The new Minor League system; Sunflower seeds! The Pirates hit a new low! (Episode 664)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Wednesday’ as in not Monday as in not Tuesday or Thursday, but Wednesday. The middle of the work week. It’s Tom Brady’s new off day. We’ve seen all this drama surrounding Tom Brady and his family. That’s for him to deal with. Him to make decisions for himself. He went to the Bahamas in the middle of training camp. But this is too much. A personal day each week in the middle of the season. Is it for rest? Is it for family? Is it for recovery? (8:10) There were three terrible blown leads in the NFL this weekend. Improbable comebacks. The Dolphins came back from 21 points back to beat the Ravens. The Jets scored two TDs in under a minute to beat the Browns. The Raiders blew a 20 point lead to the Cardinals and lost in overtime. How do you get your focus back? (11:00) Jerry Jones is never selling the Cowboys. He keeps reminding us. But what if the price is toooooooo right? (13:25) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the new MLB. That means the MLB where minor leagues are cut down. What happens to scouting? Draft? Teams? (24:00) Review: Chasing. (28:00) The Pittsburgh Pirates are a bad team. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a bad organization. The Pittsburgh Pirates hit a new low this weekend when a player was eating sunflower seeds mid play! (36:30) NPPOD. (41:00) Stephen Strasburg’s career might be over. Signed one of the biggest deals ever back in 2019 and he’s pitched 8 games since. That is called getting Boras’d. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 19, 2022
Pressure builds for sale of Phoenix Suns; Mets prez stepping down - No, I don't want the job! Rays make history... kind of! (Episode 663)
Today’s word of the day is ‘good judgement’ as in the Suns scandal will not go away as in the the minority owner of the Suns has written a letter that has called for Robert Sarver to resign. This story will not go away. Adam Silver had a chance to make this go away, he didn’t. The players are speaking out. The fans are speaking out. Now the minority owners are speaking out. Uh oh. (18:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Somebody asked me about Mets president Sandy Alderson stepping down. They wanted to know if I would be interested. HA! — We need to take a timeout so that we can talk about what the Rays did on Roberto Clemente Day. First time a lineup was all Latin-American. Interesting — okay, back to the Mets. (35:20) Review: Vengeance. (38:45) Roger Federer has announced his retirement from the ATP and Slams. What a career. What an athlete. What a person. (42:10) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 16, 2022
How bad did Adam Silver and the NBA mess up this Phoenix Suns scandal? LeBron, Chris Paul not happy; Minor League get major win (Episode 662)
Today’s word of the day is ‘this league’ as in the NBA is back as in not just yet as in the off court drama that happens in the NBA is just unreal. Adam Silver spoke about the Robert Sarver suspension yesterday and it went downhill fast. LeBron James responded. Chris Paul responded. The NBPA responded. Just getting worse. (18:50) Minor League players are now part of the Major League union. What happens next? (28:00) Review: RRR. (33:45) It’s not everyday that you see a sports agency terminate their relationship with a player. Zach Plesac is that player. What happened? (37:40) NPPOD. (39:30) We need to update this story about Yeshiva University and the Supreme Court decision.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 15, 2022
Did Suns owner Robert Sarver deserve a harsher penalty? Brett Favre scandal rocks Mississippi; World Cup stadiums are a disaster! (Episode 661)
Today’s word of the day is ‘one year’ as in 365 days as in a lot of hours and a lot of minutes as in Robert Sarver, the owner of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury, has been suspended for a full year and fined the maximum $10M for his conduct. Well, what did he do? Lewd jokes at meetings, berating employees, sending unwanted messages to employees. Just a bunch of terrible conduct. Why isn’t he forced to sell? (13:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Brett Favre scandal that has rocked Mississippi. He’s been accused of helping to funnel $5M of state funds to building a volleyball arena at his daughter’s university! WHAT! (26:40) Review: No Limit. (32:25) The World Cup stadiums are currently a disaster. They were built through slave labor. Don’t bring alcohol. Try to stay out of jail. But the facilities are a BIG woooooof! (39:55) NPPOD. (44:50) Are you watching Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani, and Albert Pujols? Are you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 14, 2022
Why did Seattle fans boo Russell Wilson? The NFL where coaches LOVE to say RIDICULOUS things postgame; 2022 Emmy Awards Recap (Episode 660)
Today’s word of the day is ‘64’ as in the Seahawks beat the Broncos after rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett opted to attempt a field goal instead of trusting Russell Wilson to get a 1st down. Yup… I mean… why pay Wilson all that money to clap on the sidelines? Russell Wilson was booed in his return to Seattle. Really? (12:10) Brian Daboll made his debut on Sunday. He asked his defense if they should go for 2 and the lead against the Titans. What? (16:50) Robert Saleh said he’s keeping receipts on everyone mocking the Jets. The same Robert Saleh who’s 4-14 as a head coach. Maybe don’t do this. Win some games first. (21:30) Minnesota Timberwolves young star Anthony Edwards had to formally apologize for comments he made in a social media video. The video was a recording of a group of men and Edwards had some very hurtful homophobic things to say. Disgraceful. (30:45) Review: 2022 Emmy Awards (38:55) Wait To See. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 13, 2022
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continues to have problems with GM Jerry Jones; Lamar Jackson turns down Ravens deal; MLB new rule update (Episode 659)
Today’s word of the day is ‘tremendously disappointing’ as in the Dallas Cowboys as in Tom Brady as in Dak Prescott as in Jerry Jones as in football is back! The Buccaneers won easy. Dak Prescott is out 6-8 weeks with broken hand. Mike McCarthy still has a job. Jerry Jones the owner has a problem with Jerry Jones the president and Jerry Jones the GM! (6:50) Lamar Jackson did not sign a new deal with the Baltimore Ravens. Who can be blamed for this? Look over at Cleveland and Jimmy Haslem. (21:35) Review: Operation Mincemeat. (25:35) Last week we broke down the new rules in MLB. What we didn’t get to cover was the statement that MLB players put out. How did they feel about the rule changes? (36:00) NPPOD. (42:00) The best job is in sports is that of the college football head coach. You get paid millions and if you stink and you’re fired you get paid even more! Scott Frost gets fired by Nebraska and his buyout is $15M! He’s not alone! Some coaches could earn almost $100M if fired! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 12, 2022
MLB rule changes are coming! Baseball is about to be WAY different in 2023!; Los Angeles Angels sued by Dominican players - why? (Episode 658)
Today’s word of the day is ‘competition committee’ as in baseball is changing as in pitch clock as in extended bases as in balks as in banning the shift as in pace of play as in DISASTER! We told you changes were going to happen, but let me fill you in on this committee. It’s a joke! 6 owners, 4 players, 1 umpire. Fair play! (25:55) Review: Being Serena. (29:10) Two young baseball players from the Dominican Republic are suing the Los Angeles Angels over an oral agreement. That means nothing was signed. That means players were promised a contract when they were too young to be signed and the organization changed its mind. (39:45) NPPOD. (44:45) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about FIFA’s decision to have the World Cup in Qatar. There won’t be any alcohol! What!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 09, 2022
FOOTBALL! The NFL is back! Max Scherzer is back on the IL; The Yankees have owned the Twins for years now! Update on the Queen of England! (Episode 657)
Today’s word of the day is ‘kick off’ as in the NFL is here as in FOOTBALL IS BACK! As in Amazon or is it NBC? Hey, what channel is the game on? Let’s make some predictions. I’m with everyone and the Bills. Josh Allen and the city of Buffalo are the favorites. And I’m on the bandwagon. (15:35) Max Scherzer is headed back to the IL. Another injury to his left side. He left with fatigue, but we knew he was headed to the IL. How worried should Mets fans be? (18:45) The Yankees continue to own the Twins. Aaron judge isn’t being pitched to anymore. Why can’t certain teams ever beat certain teams? (26:30) Review: Murders Before the Marathon. (34:00) It’s the 50th anniversary of the Munich Olympics and what went down there. Let me give you a history lesson. (37:35) we have a lawsuit update! Remember that whole drama with Freddie Freeman, his agent, and a Fox Sports host. It turns out the report was all wrong and an apology had to happen. WE have a major update on the Queen of England! World news time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 08, 2022
American Takeover: Chelsea FC sack Thomas Tuchel; Will the Yankees lose the Aaron Judge sweepstakes?; Minor leaguers closer to union deal (Episode 656)
Today’s word of the day is ‘sacked’ as in fired as in canned as in Thomas Tuchel has been sacked back Todd Boehly just two months into Beohly’s new reign as owner of Chelsea FC. American man making rash decisions because he has the money to spend! Another American meddling owner in Europe! Ho hum! Let’s talk about Boelhy and his takeover. (10:00) Yankees president Randy Levine went on a podcast and opened up about the Yankees spending, what to do with Aaron Judge, and Cashman and Boone. Let’s break down what he said and what he meant to say. (21:50) Review: Samaritan. (24:55) The Minor Leagues are voting on being represented by MLBPA. What happens next? (33:40) The Chicago Bears released its plans for the future of the Arlington location. The team wants to move to a new location from the downtown, waterfront Soldier Field. (40:20) Zac Gallen has been on a tear right now. A historic stretch. He has not allowed a run in 41.1 innings. He’s looking to set the record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 07, 2022
MLB races are heating up: Judge for 62! Judge vs Ohtani MVP! Mets vs Braves NL East battle! Can the Dodgers make history!? (Episode 655)
Today’s word of the day is ‘race’ as in the chase as in eyes on the prize as in Aaron Judge homerun race, as in Judge vs Ohtani MVP race as in the Yankees race for the AL East as in the Mets vs Braves race for the NL East. This is what baseball wants. They want popular players and teams being in the race from something! (19:20) Serena Williams career is over. One of the greatest to ever do it. Will women’s tennis ever see a talent like that again? (23:25) Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic. Have we seen the end of the tennis Big 3? (32:45) Review: This is 40. (37:45) NPPOD. (44:30) MLB is giving away MLB TV for free to college students. Free subs for everyone! Back to school specials. Why? The youths are the future! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 06, 2022
Knicks lose Donovan Mitchell sweepstakes to Cavaliers; Russell Wilson's monster deal could hurt Lamar Jackson; Are the Bears relocating or moving? (Episode 654)
oday’s word of the day is ‘uhaul’ as in the Utah Jazz backed up the truck and said if you want Donovan Mitchell you are giving us everything you got. The Knicks wanted Mitchell bad and didn’t get it done. The Cleveland Cavaliers swooped in and made it happen. Let’s talk about the three sides of this story. (7:25) Russell Wilson just signed a massive extension with the Denver Broncos. He’s getting $165M guaranteed, which is the third most in the NFL, behind Kyler Murray and Deshaun Watson. Watson got his full contract guaranteed. No one else has been able to do that. What’s going to happen with Lamar Jackson now? (21:30) Review: 7 Days in Entebbe. (26:10) The Chicago Bears are on the move! How far are they moving to? About 30 miles north! Does this mean Chicago is getting another team? Nope! (34:30) NPPOD. (42:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Amazon NFL preseason streaming. What were the numbers like? Can people find it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 02, 2022
Serena Williams is greatness; Tony La Russa career might be over now; MLB lets Angel Hernandez know how bad he is (Episode 653)
Today’s word of the day is ‘40’ as in Serena Williams as in almost 41 as in Serena Williams at 40 just took down the number 2 seed in the US Open. What? She won the first set in tiebreak, lost the second set, and smashed it home in the third. She is greatness. She is perseverance. She is 40! (8:38) Tony La Russa is taking a leave of absence because of a heart issue. The 77-year old is the manager of the Chicago White Sox, who have been a huge disappointment. Miguel Cairo has taken over responsibilities of manager. (15:25) MLB has responded to Angel Hernandez after he sued for discrimination. MLB said Hernandez was so bad in the ALDS and that’s why he didn’t get to umpire in the World Series. How about that? (21:55) Review: Five Days at Memorial & Katrina Babies. (31:55) NPPOD. (34:15) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the future of RSNs. What are these? How do you watch your local teams play? Yea… (43:35) Aaron Donald spoke about joint practices. In the Rams practice he took a helmet and swung it at a Bengals player during one of these practices. What he had to say was pretty interesting.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 01, 2022
Cy Young favorites Verlander and McClanahan go down with injuries; French star extorted for millions by his brother; What's happening at Yeshiva? (Episode 652)
Today’s word of the day is ‘disruption’ as in your summer plans are disrupted as in a change in course as in Justin Verlander was placed on the 15-day IL with a calf injury. The Cy Young leader is back after missing a season recovering from Tommy John surgery. How bad is this? The Astros cannot afford for Verlander to be hurt heading into October. What about Shane McClanahan? The Rays youngster was seen distraught warming up for his start and was scratched. It’s a shoulder injury for him. Not good! (13:45) French star Paul Pogba is being extorted by his older brother and childhood friends. They held him at gunpoint. They released videos on social media. They say Paul owes them for protecting him when he was young. They want 13 million from him and said he called a witch doctor to curse Kylian Mbappe. (22:55) Review: Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul. (28:55) It’s always a major thing for players to represent their countries in international sports. What happens when it goes wrong? Danilo Gallinari got hurt playing for Italy. Let’s talk about how this is the biggest nightmare for front offices. (36:35) NPPOD. (38:35) What is happening at Yeshiva University? It’s pretty important.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 31, 2022
Red Sox officially give up on 2022 season; The Knicks continue to be the Knicks; Jimmy G stays put; Serena's sendoff (Episode 651)
Today’s word of the day is ‘comfortable’ as in easy as in helpful as in life is good as in the Boston Red Sox have given up. That’s it. Put the 2022 season into the attic for next year. The Red Sox ownership came out and said Chaim Bloom and Alex Cora will be back next year. The team is last in the Al East. (11:55) The New York Knicks are always a mess. There’s never been a time since the 90s that this team can’t get out of its own way. RJ Barrett could become the first rookie since Charlie Ward to get an extension from the Knicks. What about the Donovan Mitchell trade? Will it happen? (20:55) Review: Me Time. (24:40) Jimmy Garoppolo is staying in San Francisco. Back up QB. Took a pay cut to do it. Might get traded. Not getting cut. (28:20) NPPOD. The Dodgers have a small problem. Forearm strain is the worst news you could hear. Tony Gonsolin is headed to the IL. (33:40) The Mets want to keep Jacob deGrom. He is the best pitcher in baseball when healthy. He has not been healthy. He can opt out of his deal. He could pick up his option. Steve Cohen wants to keep him. (38:15) Serena Williams is taking her last ride. The US Open is here. Serena won her first round match and the fan fare was insane.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 30, 2022
Julio Rodriguez, Big Money, and trying to strike oil early; Why the MLBPA wants minor league players; What happened to Josh Hader? (Episode 650)
Today’s word of the day is ‘scratch the surface’ as in looking for a diamond in the rough as in the early stages of talent as in the Seattle Mariners signed Julio Rodriguez to a massive contract. He’s played just 109 games in his career. A rookie. A $200M deal that could reach $470M. So many clauses. So many details. This new trend is going to hurt plenty teams. Fernando Tatis? Wander Franco? Michael Harris? Ronald Acuna? Luis Roberts? (17:25) Are minor league players joining the Major league union? Maybe! What happens if this happens? What would MLB do? Contraction! (30:55) Review: Top Gun: Maverick. (34:55) Josh Hader is broken. Hader was traded to the San Diego Padres and he stinks. He has a 25.71 ERA with the Padres. What the heck happened? Remember Tyler Glasnow? Well, the Rays just signed him to a short extension before he entered free agency. He is rehabbing from TJ surgery. Why would they do this? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 29, 2022
The Buffalo Bills have an easy decision to make, the NFL has a problem; Phillies get Harper back and lose Wheeler, Yankees get Stanton back, lose Nestor (Episode 649)
Today’s word of the day is ‘due diligence’ as in what you should be doing when you’re drafting a player as in the Buffalo Bills punter Matt Araiza was hit with a civil suit on Thursday for the alleged gang-rape of a 17-year old woman last year. Another terrible situation. Another crime. Another sexual assault against a woman by someone in the NFL. So now what happens? Why are the Bills not cutting him right now? Why did the Bills cut their other punter knowing this happened? (10:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Bryce Harper’s return to the Phillies and if the timeline was moved because of how good his two rehab games were. Is it okay to move up a timeline? (17:15) Bryce Harper returns and now Zach Wheeler heads to the IL. Oh boy. Looks like it’s a forearm issue to and we know what that means. What about the Yankees? Stanton returns and Nestor Cortes heads to the IL. Timing. Timing. Timing. (30:00) Review: Man From Toronto. (33:30) NFLPA president JC Tretter announced his retirement from the NFL, but he’s not going down quietly. He said the NFL doesn’t want him to have a job because of who he was with the union. Hmm. (39:50) NPPOD. (43:25) Chet Holmgren will miss the entire season. Lisfranc. See ya. The Thunder are FURIOUS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 26, 2022
2023 MLB schedule drops and EVERYTHING has changed; Chet Holmgren hurt and OKC is pissed; Vanessa Bryant wins case against LAFD and Sheriffs (Episode 648)
Today’s word of the day is ‘dramatic’ as in drama as in MLB has changed its schedule for 2023 and it was referred to as dramatic! We’ve got less division games. We’ve got more interleague games. We’ve got rivalries back! Wow! How exciting! (13:40) Oklahoma City Thunder top pick Chet Holmgren got hurt playing in a Pro-Am. He’s got torn ligaments in his foot which is not good for a player of his size. It happened trying to stop LeBron James on a fast break. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I were prez of OKC would I let Chet play? (21:10) Fernando Tatis Jr. apologized to his teammates and to the fans on Tuesday. He’s going to now get surgery that he’s needed on his shoulder for over a year. (29:55) Review: Fire of Love. (37:35) Vanessa Bryant was awarded $16M after suing the Los Angeles Fire Department and Sheriff’s office. It’s a horrible case to discuss. (45:40) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 25, 2022
Angels are for sale! See ya, Arte! What does this mean for Shohei Ohtani?; Young pitchers and Tommy John surgery; Nets call Kevin Durant's bluff (Episode 647)
Today’s word of the day is ‘formal process’ as in you know exactly what you are doing as in not an informal process as in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are about to sell. Arte Moreno came out yesterday and said it’s time. What does that mean for the future of the organization? What does it mean for the future of Shohei Ohtani? (16:55) Los Angeles Dodgers ace Walker Buehler will be getting Tommy John surgery for the 2nd time in his career. He will miss this season. He will mist next season. This is bad news for his career. Let’s also talk about Tommy John surgery and young players. Not professional players. We’re talking about high school aged. It’s becoming a serious problem. Why is that? (33:50) Review: Jane Goodall - The Hope. (35:35) Kevin Durant is back in Brooklyn. He demanded a trade. Asked for the GM and head coach to be fired. And it didn’t happen. The team released a statement saying they met with Durant and things are all good. Sure. (44:00) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 24, 2022
Albert Pujols chase for 700 Home Runs: how much is that ball worth!? $1m?! $2m!? ; Will ManU fans run the Glazers out of England? (Episode 646)
Today’s word of the day is ‘700’ as in 700 career home runs as in Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth. That’s it. In the history of the game. Now Albert Pujols is knocking on the door. Last night he hit number 693. It didn’t look like he had a chance and in these past 10 games he’s been scorching it. What will 700 look like? How much could it sell for? What is security going to be like? Will Albert have a chance to be the final one in the club? (14:20) Yadier Molina is a hall of fame player. Yadier Molina is a Cardinals legend. Yadier Molina has been in the game too long for him to be doing what he’s done this season. Leaving his team in a pennant race to go celebrate a basketball team in Puerto Rico. (25:10) Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty. (29:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Glazer Family and Manchester United. The fans want the family out. The fans protested. The fans are furious. And the Glazers still want $235M to upgrade the stadium. The story is wild and we will help you understand it. Would Jerry Jones sell if someone offered him $8B? What about $6B? Would you do it? (42:55) NPPOD. Justin Verlander is going to win a Cy Young. Again. He’s 39 coming off a missed season!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 23, 2022
Aaron Boone has reached his boiling point with the Yankees, and so have the fans; Joe Maddon sharing secrets, Tom Brady to Vegas!? (Episode 645)
Today’s word of the day is ‘boiling point’ as in the temperature in which water boils as in the steam is coming out of your ears as in an eruption of anger is right there as in the New York Yankees still have major issues. Yea, they finally got a win on Sunday, but the team is 10-20 in post-ASB. The pitching has stunk. The batting has stunk. Aaron Boone had a FIERY press conference. What happened? (13:40) Joe Maddon has had enough. He went off about what’s going on in baseball. He was fired by the Los Angeles Angels and the team is still a disaster. What did he have to say? (23:10) Review: Under the Banner of Heaven. (31:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Dana White’s comments saying he had a deal in place to get Tom Brady and Gronk to Vegas and Jon Gruden shut it down. Hmm. (38:20) NPPOD. (40:20) Marcell Ozuna has found himself in more legal trouble. Ozuna was arrested for a DUI and the footage is not good. He was booed by fans. He has past problems with domestic violence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 22, 2022
Deshaun Watson is sorry you were triggered, not for what he did; Fernando Tatis Jr apology tours begins; Where's Tom Brady? (Episode 644)
Today’s word of the day is ‘triggered’ as in the new buzz word that people use to say that you’re made because of an event they don’t necessarily agree with your anger. We’re talking about Deshaun Watson, of course. Watson got an 11 game suspension and a $5M fine and now things are all good, right? Watson is so sorry. Sorry for everyone impacted. Sorry for the anger. Sorry to his victims. Sorry to women… just kidding. He said he’s sorry to all those who have been triggered! (21:10) Fernando Tatis Jr is set to meet with AJ Preller to talk about his recent and past actions… we’d assume. Then Tatis is supposed to meet with his teammates, whom are very angry with him. Apology tour is here. (34:00) Review: Jurassic World: Dominion. (37:30) Tom Brady is still away form the Buccaneers. We have no idea what’s happening right now. It doesn’t sound like Todd Bowles does either. What is the front office thinking with the season less than a month away? (43:45) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 19, 2022
We have joined Aaron Rodgers on his spiritual journey. Join us. Please. Will the Atlanta Braves player signing strategy pay off? (Episode 643)
Today’s word of the day is ‘ayahuasca’ as in the plant as in the tea as in DMT as Aaron Rodgers recently opened up about his use of the psychoactive in helping him. Then what happened next? Aaron Rodgers goes on a public rant about his young receivers messing up. Then the QB had a meeting with the other QBs and offensive coaches and the young receivers. Why? He wants them all to be better. Why not do this from the start? Where’s the healing? (13:00) The Texas Rangers have fired its president of baseball operations just days after firing its manager. Interesting. The owner Ray Davis made Jon Daniels give comment about the firing of Chris Woodward and then fired Jon Daniels! What!? (19:35) The Atlanta Braves continue to lock up young players early on. It’s a strategy that has been around, but the Braves are taking it to a new level. (32:45) Review: Untold - The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist. (36:35) Ben Simmons and the Sixers had a settlement. A grievance was filed. Simmons won. (43:00) LeBron James signed his deal with the Lakers. It was always meant to happen. (45:35) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 18, 2022
Pedro Martinez latest to make excuses for Fernando Tatis Jr; Padres cancel Tatis bobblehead giveaway; Yankees continue to crumble (Episode 642)
Today’s word of the day is ‘blame’ as in let’s play the blame game as in it was your fault not mine as in Pedro Martinez was on national television yesterday blaming the San Diego Padres for failing Fernando Tatis Jr. Yes. That happened. Pedro started off great saying there are no excuses for what Tatis Jr. did. And then suddenly he placed all the blame on the Padres! (16:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Padres getting away from a Tatis Jr. giveaway for a Juan Soto giveaway. (29:35) Review: Not Okay. (34:00) Rodolfo Castros was suspended by MLB for one game after his cell phone fell out of his pocket sliding into 3rd base. It had to happen. Here is why. (37:30) NPPOD. (39:55) What is going on with the Yankees? They have completely fell apart since the All Star Break. They made moves at the deadline. Injuries are piling up. What happened? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 17, 2022
Can Tiger Woods save the PGA Tour from LIV Golf?; Fernando Tatis latest excuse for Fernando Tatis Jr.; Is the Dodgers rotation good enough? (Episode 641)
Today’s word of the day is ‘cavalry’ as in bring in the big guns as in the troops are coming as in the PGA Tour is bringing in Tiger Woods to calm the seas. The LIV Tour is growing. It has the money. It’s getting the players. And the PGA Tour is doing whatever it can to keep talent. What will Tiger Woods be able to accomplish? (13:55) We have an update on the Fernando Tatis Jr saga. His father Fernando Tatis came out and said, “hey my son used this spray he got in Dominican Republic. You’re ruining his reputation. Millions of fans will turn off baseball.” Okay. Sure. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Padres could recoup some money like the Mets did when they got Yoenis Cespedes salary reduced for non-baseball related injury. (28:35) Review: Virgin River Season 4. (33:00) Walker Buehler is out for the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Elbow. See Ya. Are the Dodgers good enough to still win another World Series with what they have? (41:10) The Texas Rangers have fired its manager Chris Woodward. The Rangers spent $580M in 2022 free agency. And they stink! Why make the move now? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 16, 2022
Fernando Tatis Jr suspended and the Padres are furious (as they should be); Will the Ravens get Lamar Jackson a new deal? (Episode 640)
Today’s word of the day is ‘ringworm’ as in steroids as in the wrong kind of steroids as in Fernando Tatis Jr has been suspended 80 games for taking anabolic steroids. He said he inadvertently took them to treat ringworm. Sure. How bad is this for the Padres? Tatis has not played this entire season after breaking his wrist in a motorcycle accident. The year before he had a shoulder issue. Now he has a wrist, shoulder, and steroid issue. The Padres went all in this year trading for Juan Soto… and now this. (24:45) Review: 13 Lives. (28:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what’s going on with Lamar Jackson and his ongoing negotiations for a new deal. The Baltimore Ravens have been quiet. Lamar Jackson has no agent and said he doesn’t want to negotiate during the season. (33:55) Let’s give a quick Deshaun Watson update because he finally said how sorry he was on Friday. You know what that means… (39:50) NPPOD. (43:00) The NFL and NBA will be go going head to head this Christmas Day. We’ve got five NBA games and three NFL games.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 15, 2022
NBA retires Bill Russell's jersey number: was this the right move?; Walmart takes over the Denver Broncos; I fell for an Antonio Brown meme (Episode 639)
Today’s word of the day is ‘6’ as in the number 6 as in jersey number 6 as in Bill Russell as in the NBA has announced that Russell’s jersey will be retired by the league. Why? Now don’t go grabbing the pitchforks. Let me explain. 19 players in the league currently where that jersey number. 13 years ago the NBA named the Finals MVP after him. Why do we wait to honor people? Russell was honored once before, but why couldn’t this happen when he was here? (13:45) What’s going on with the Denver Broncos? Rob Walton and his $60B has bought the team, been approved, and now he’s here to be different. Or is he? (22:55) Review: Trainwreck - Woodstock 99. (29:35) What’s the latest on Kyrie Irving? Probably nothing great! (34:00) Antonio Brown made a post on twitter. Everyone thought it was real (ME) and it turns out it was fake. I got got. (37:55) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 12, 2022
Aaron Judge doing everything he can to help Yankees win... and they aren't;Tigers better win after Ilitch blames Al Avila for the losing (Episode 638)
Today’s word of the day is ‘bus’ as in tour bus as in school bus as in Greyhound bus as in throwing someone under the bus. That’s what happened with the Detroit Tigers. Christopher Ilitch came out and blamed Al Avila for everything after firing him. Why do this now? (15:50) What is wrong with the New York Yankees? What happened to this team? Aaron Judge is doing what he needs to do. He’s on the chase for Roger Maris home run record. He’s playing himself in to a massive contract. But the Yankees keep losing. (25:55) Meltdown - Three Mile Island. (33:40) Deshaun Watson could see an NFL field very soon. This weekend the Cleveland Browns have its first preseason game. Will Watson get suspended before then? Will the NFL keep him off the field? (38:55) NPPOD. Let’s talk about the Field of Dreams and MLB’s dream to offer something fun.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 11, 2022
Roger Goodell finally shares his thoughts on Deshaun Watson; Chris Sale is cursed, but paid; Serena Williams is the GOAT (Episode 637)
Today’s word of the day is ‘egregious’ as in terrible behavior as in Roger Goodell has come out and said the NFL appealed the decision of Deshaun Watson’s suspension because of the belief that Watson’s actions were as bad as it gets. Goodell and the NFL are back to pushing for a full year suspension. Who decides these suspensions now? Oh, that’s right… the NFL! (9:30) Chris Sale is out for the year again. He broke his wrist in a bike accident. Chris Sale signed a $145M extension and has pitched 48 innings in the past 3 years. Wonderful. (18:45) Something happened in the Pirates game that I have never seen before. (31:30) Review: Lincoln Lawyer. (34:50) Josh Hader blew his first save as a Padre. Gave up 3 runs. Did the Brewers win the trade!? (39:00) NPPOD. How about the Baltimore Orioles? Surprise! (44:55) Serena Williams is set to retire. What a legacy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 10, 2022
Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets circus he helped create; The worst rule in baseball is... (Episode 636)
Today’s word of the day is ‘ultimatum’ as in Kevin Durant has given Joe Tsai and the Brooklyn Nets a choice; either me or Sean Marks and Steve Nash. What? What is going on in Brooklyn? James Harden. Kyrie Irving. Kevin Durant. Ben Simmons. It’s a circus. (16:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the catcher interference rule in MLB. Does it need to be reviewed? (25:30) NFL changes another rule. This time it’s an enforcement of illegal contact from the defense. Just another rule against the defense for more offense. (31:15) Review: Cha Cha Real Smooth. A quick word on Olivia Newton-John. (41:30) The Chicago Cubs announced yesterday they would pay Jason Heyward $23M to not play baseball next year. Is this the right move? (47:10) NPPOD. The Padres can’t score. The Padres keep losing. The Phillies fired Girardi and now keep winning. Baseball.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 09, 2022
The Mets show out, the Yankees show a weakness, the Dodgers show the Padres who's boss; Pete Rose has returned (Episode 635)
Today’s word of the day is ‘dominant’ as in Major League Baseball was a showcase of the haves vs have nots. The New York Mets took it to the Atlanta Braves and are now 7.5 games ahead in the NL East. Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom… what more can you say? (10:55) What is happening with the Yankees? They have been bad, bad, bad since the All Star Break. Is this going to be a major problem? (16:45) The San Diego Padres own the trade deadline… and then got swept but the Los Angeles Dodgers. (27:45) Review: Black Bird (33:45) Pete Rose was back in a ballpark this weekend. He was honored at the Phillies game. And he said some things. (42:20) NPPOD. (43:40) Kareem Hunt is in the news because he demanded a trade. The Browns said no. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 08, 2022
NFL appeals Deshaun Watson suspension, will Roger Goodell get his way? Brittney Griner sentencing; LeBron James meeting with the Lakers (Episode 634)
Today’s word of the day is ‘appeal’ as in I had the entire Deshaun Watson situation wrong as in Deshaun Watson has been suspended for 6 games, but the NFL has said NOPE! What is going on here? Why would Roger Goodell even use an outside arbitrator if it even ends up back on Roger Goodell’s lap? The NFL has appealed the decision and now Watson could be suspended for however long the NFL wants him to be. (12:35) Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 and a half years in a Russian court yesterday. Let’s talk about this case. The U.S. government has been involved and it seems like nothing is being done. Things are happening, but her family and some Americans are not pleased with what those things are. (25:00) Review: Facing Nolan. (29:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about LeBron James meeting with Rob Pelinka. LeBron is eligible to get a new extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. (37:00) NPPOD - The Los Angeles Angels invent new ways to lose every game. (44:45) Miguel Cabrera could be finished. He said he isn’t feeling well.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 05, 2022
My trip to East Africa: what I did, saw, felt... everything. And the Guinness Book of World Records I help set (Episode 633)
Today’s word of the day is ‘East Africa’ as in my month-long trip took place there. Today’s show is about my trip. What I saw. What I did. What I felt. I hope you enjoy hearing these stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 04, 2022
Honoring Vin Scully and Bill Russell; Deshaun Watson and the Browns... SMH; Dolphins, Stephen Ross lose picks and money over Brady, Payton meeting (Episode 632)
Today’s word of the day is ‘legends’ as in we’re going to take a moment to honor the life’s of the legendary sports icons Vin Scully and Bill Russell. (13:00) Deshaun Watson got suspended for 6 games. That’s it. That’s all. A joke. When you read the release from Sue Robinson you can see just how predatory his behavior was. He has shown zero remorse. The Browns don’t care. Will Roger Goodell put his foot down? (24:35) The Miami Dolphins were hit with some huge penalties yesterday. Owner Stephen Ross was fined $1.5M, and the team lost a first round pick and third round pick in the NFL draft! WHOA! Why? No, not for Brian Flores… for having meetings with Sean Payton and Tom Brady. (40:15) Review: The Gray Man. (43:35) NPPOD. (44:55) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Kyler Murray’s contract with the Arizona Cardinals. There was a clause in his deal that he had to study for 4 hours per week. Everyone lost their minds. And here we are.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 03, 2022
MLB TRADE DEADLINE: Juan Soto traded in MEGA deal to Padres! What did the Yankees and Mets do? Winners! Losers! EVERYTHING YOU NEED! (Episode 631)
It’s the MLB trade deadline! Let’s go! The Washington Nationals actually traded Juan Soto! I cannot believe it! The San Diego Padres will send most of their top prospects in what could be the biggest deal ever. (22:50) What happened with Eric Hosmer? He would not waive his no-trade clause. Instead of being sent to the Nationals, he was dealt to the Red Sox. (32:55) The Yankees made some big moves at the trade deadline. Frankie Montas from the A’s, Lou Trivino from the A’s, Scott Effross from the Cubs, Andrew Benintendi and Harrison Bader. Maybe the biggest move was moving Joey Gallo to the Dodgers. (37:55) Why do some teams hold onto players when they can be traded? What is the positive? Is it worth it? (46:00) What did the Mets do? Mets fans are so angry. Why? (47:30) Are the Angels awake? And if they are awake, what are they doing? Ohtani is still an Angel. Mike Trout is still an Angel. But they traded away Iglesias, Syndergaard, and Marsh… What!? (50:50) It’s time for some viewer questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 03, 2022
MAILBAG: Taking time off; Top 5 Worst Trades; Steve Bartman Game
It’s the final mailbag! It’s here! Thank you for listening! Someone asked me about taking time off. Interesting. They wanted to know if I’m afraid that I’ll lose listeners, or I want to work more, or I don’t know how to relax. Let’s discuss. (13:20) Someone wanted to know what the Top 5 worst trades I’ve ever made are. You all LOVE doing this! Fine. Here we go. (32:35) Someone asked me about the Steve Bartman incident. They had said they have always hear the Cubs side of things, now they want the Marlins side. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 01, 2022
MAILBAG: You’re fired! Stealing team gear; That Michelle Tafoya interview
It’s another mailbag. We are sorry! But CONTENT CONTEN CONTENT! Someone asked me about the story of me firing an employee for wearing a Red Sox shirt to a Marlins game. They want me to explain exactly why this happened. (10:45) Someone asked me about the Yankees cutting a third-round pick for taking team gear and selling it. The reports were he scammed some of those fans looking for memorabilia. (24:15) FINA is swimming’s world governing body. They have voted to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in women’s competitions. Someone asked me my thoughts on this… (35:45) Someone asked me to comment on the Michelle Tafoya interview she had with the Le Batard Show. Yes, I will.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 29, 2022
MAILBAG: Marathon Poops, Top 5 Vacations, Top 5 movies I’ve seen in 2022
It’s a mailbag! Welcome back! Well, not to me just yet. Someone asked me about marathon running and the most traumatic thing I’ve seen or done while in a marathon. (16:35) Someone asked me about my Top 5 vacations. And as you’ll see… some of them are just not vacations. (32:50) Someone asked me about the Top 5 movies I’ve seen in 2022. Not the best movies of 2022. (35:35) Someone asked me about finding the right therapist. This is an uncomfortable topic. But I hope it helps at least one person.  DISCLAIMER: DAVID USED CHIT IN THE GAME. HE MEANT SKIN IN THE GAME. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 27, 2022
MAILBAG: Juicing balls for Judge; LIV Golf; Hosting World Cup
It’s a mailbag! Yahoo! Still firing them off as we’re gone. Someone asked me about Aaron Judge, MLB, and the juiced baseball chase for the HR record. What!? Let’s discuss. (9:50) Someone asked me about the four big sports and revenue. Tickets. TV. Finances. (27:00 ) Someone asked me with LIV Golf and the parallels between it and when MLB players defected to the Mexican League. They also wanted to know about the future of LIV Golf. (33:55) Someone asked me what the procedure is to submit your stadium to host an event like the World Cup.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 25, 2022
MAILBAG: Pitchers target practice; Who decides the HBP; Baseball Strategies
It’s a mailbag! Yes… still away! Someone asked me about pitching control. They wanted to know how accurate a pitcher could be if it’s target practice. On the flip side, they asked if batters have any control on where they hit a ball. (11:20) Someone asked me about hit by pitches. We’ve spoken about players getting hit and who decides what happens. (When it’s on purpose, of course.) Let me explain again how and why this happens. (17:00) Someone asked me about the Minnesota Twins approach of taking the first pitch. They also wanted to know how the Front Office deals with a manager who is agains the suggest approach. (29:45) Someone asked me about throws to first base from the third baseman. They wanted to know why the 3B throws the ball into the dirt: can they not reach the first baseman? Is it strategy? Why does it happen? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 22, 2022
MLB All Star Break: NL first half! MVP; Cy Young, Biggest Storylines; A Random Pete Rose Story
It’s the halfway point of the MLB season! National League storylines coming right up! The New York Mets are the talk of the town. What they’ve been able to do without Scherzer and degrom has been amazing. (2:25) Do you all remember the lockout? The one where some media members (cough cough) made every fan lose their mind. Remember when we here at NPDS told you not to be worried. Yea. That happened. (8:10) The Washington Nationals are bad. Very bad. The team is for sale. What will happen with Juan Soto? Will he stay or will he go? (10:20) Losing 100 games stinks. It does. But let’s focus on some of the bigger stories! (16:20) Joe Girardi was fired and the Phillies win. It happened. We knew it would. Didn’t think the Phillies would go a run like they did but here they are. (23:50) What’s happening out west? The Dodgers trying to hold of the Padres. Will Tatis Jr come back? Will he be healthy? Can they catch the Dodgers? (25:35) What are my updated NL postseason predictions? I’m about to go on a detour so bad that you’re going to end up in a different country with me. (37:55) It’s NL award time!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 20, 2022
MLB All Star Break: AL first half! MVP; Cy Young, Biggest Storylines
It’s the halfway point of the MLB season! Let’s get things started today focusing on the American League. What are the biggest surprises so far? (15:55) What are the biggest disappointments? (25:30) What are the top storylines to look for following the All Star Break? (30:30) Who should win AL MVP and Cy Young? (33:00) Who is making the postseason from the AL? Look at the AL East. (34:35) So what else is going on in MLB? Let’s talk about some general topics that have taken place so far.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 18, 2022
MAILBAG: Constitution, NRA, Youth Sports Extremism
It’s a mailbag! Yes, still in Africa! Someone asked me about me defining myself as a constitutionalist. They wanted to know what this meant and how this came to be. (18:00) Someone asked me why I don’t call out the people who fund the NRA. They wanted to know if I was scared that some would be listeners of the show and I didn’t want to lose them. (28:40) It’s time we talk about youth sports. Things have gotten completely out of hand. Someone asked me about treatment of umpires by parents. From arguments and battery and arrests and shootings. What are we doing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 15, 2022
MAILBAG: Calling up a top MLB prospect; Likability; Farm Systems
It’s a mailbag! Yes, still in Africa! Someone asked me how teams deal with calling up a top prospect to the big leagues. When do you call the prospect up? Was is the manipulation? What’s the demotion like? Let’s get into it all. (21:40) Someone asked me about likability. They wanted to know how important this is in sports and business. Is this a major factor? (34:55) Someone asked when building a farm system what do teams need other than scouting and development. Let’s break this down.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 13, 2022
MAILBAG: What I miss about running a team; Dismantling WS winning teams
It’s mailbag! I’m in Africa for the month so this is what you get! Someone asked me what 2 to 3 examples I can give about what I miss running a team and 2 to 3 examples that I do not miss! Well, of course! (24:50) Someone asked me why a team would dismantle a team after winning the World Series. Very funny! (37:40) Someone asked me how owners work to figure out if they’re going to be a spending team or not.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 11, 2022
Dysfunctional Browns trade dysfunctional Baker Mayfield to dysfunctional Panthers; Steinbrenner talks Yankees; Shohei Ohtani's greatness (Episode 630)
Follow the show! Rate the show 5 stars! Follow me on Instagram at davidpsamson for updates. Follow us on TikTok at nothingpersonal.npds because Coca is going to update there. Here’s the last “live” show until August! See ya then! Today’s word of the day is ‘unique’ as in peculiar as in interesting as in strange as in different as in GM Andrew Berry thanked Baker Mayfield for his unique time with the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers for a 5th round pick in 2024. Why would the Browns do this? What is happening in Carolina that they would do this? Matt Rhule and David Tepper love trading for washed up 2018 QBs. (14:45) Hal Steinbrenner spoke to the media yesterday. He talked about the Yankees and how special of a season this is. He would not get into the details about Aaron Judge’s contract. Let’s talk about some of these comments. (24:00) Top 5 Africa Movies. (30:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Dallas Cowboys new partnership with Black Rifle Coffee. It came out the day after a shooting that killed 7 and injured over 20 on July 4. Woof. (38:00) NPPOD. Shohei Ohtani is incredible. There has been no one like him and there will be no one ever like him again. (43:20) We need to talk about this situation in Detroit. Eduardo Rodriguez has now been put on reserved list because of a divorce he’s currently going through. He has not spoken to the Tigers in a while. He was given a huge free agency contract in the offseason.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 07, 2022
MLB added new All Star Game clause for legends; Are the Trailblazers and Seahawks for sale? Not for sale? Maybe for sale? (Episode 629)
Today’s word of the day is ‘clause’ as in Santa Clause as in contract clause as in special clause as in the All Star Game Clause as in huh? Word came out yesterday that part of the new MLB CBA the Commissioner can now use a special clause to add “Legends of the Game” to the All Star rosters. What?! Albert Pujols batting .189 this year? You’re in! Miguel Cabrera? Of Course. Where does it end? Yadier Molina? Zack Greinke? (17:35) The Oakland Athletics announced that on July 4 a few fans that stuck around for the firework show were hit by bullet fragments from shots fired outside the stadium. What? Yes, it happened. (28:45) Review: Undergrads. (33:00) What is going to happen to the Portland Trailblazers and the Seattle Seahawks? Are they for sale? Are they not for sale? Will they ever be for sale? (42:40) NPPOD. (44:55) Wait to see: Brings us back to yesterday where I forgot to give the Zion Williamson one! (45:55) The New York Knicks are supposed to get fined for tampering in the signing of Jalen Brunson. What!? Tampering! In sports! Never!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 06, 2022
Another day, another mass shooting: on Highland Park; Jacob deGrom and Chris Sale updates; Zion Williamson's crazy new deal (episode 628)
Today’s word of the day is ‘highland park’ as in the town in Illinois that was had to go through another nightmare. A shooter climbed onto the roof of a downtown building and murdered people during a parade. 6 dead. 20+ injured. Here we go again. Moments of silence. Thoughts and prayers. That’s all we get after each shooting. In Philadelphia two police officers were shot and a stampede broke out. In Orlando there was a stampede after false reports of an active shooter. (16:45) Jacob deGrom made his first rehab start for the Mets in Class A. Max Scherzer looks to be back tonight. What are these rehab starts like? How close is deGrom? (26:20) Review: This Is Us. (33:55) Chris Sale might be back. Maybe. He’s making rehab starts. He’s pitched in only 34 games since signing a huge contract with the Red Sox in 2019. (41:30) NPPOD. (41:45) Zion Williamson got his longterm deal with the Pelicans. A huge deal that can be worth $231M if he wins MVP or DPOY or makes All-NBA. Zion has played 85 games out of a possible 232 games in his career. What? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 05, 2022
The NBA is out of control! Kevin Durant trade request from Nets proves it! USC, UCLA, and Big Ten laughing at NCAA; Freddie Freeman update (Episode 627)
Today’s word of the day is ‘duranted’ as in Kevin Durant as in the Brooklyn Nets have imploded as in Kyrie Irving as in Ben Simmons as in James Harden as in Joe Tsai as in Sean Marks. What in the world happened here? This team was supposed to change the NBA… and it did, but not in a good way. Where did it all go wrong for Brooklyn? Front office? Players? Who? (21:10) The Big Ten has reshaped the college sports world in a way the SEC did. USC and UCLA are leaving the Pac-12. Why would they do this? What happens next? (34:00) Review: The Bear. (39:35) NPPOD. (42:20) We have an update on Freddie Freeman. His agent Casey Close has released ANOTHER statement. And this time he did not hold back.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 01, 2022
Freddie Freeman Drama: NO CHANCE agent withheld offer from Braves; Rays owner sued by limited partners; MLB Anti-trust exemption and minor league future (Episode 626)
Today’s word of the day is ‘disclosure’ as in hidden as in Freddie Freeman as in a report came out last night that Freddie Freeman’s agent Casey Close had withheld the Atlanta Braves last offer to Freeman. Just insanity. There is no way this happened. There is no way Alex Anthopolous wouldn’t reach out to Freeman. There is no way any of the Braves wouldn’t have reached out to Freeman. So what is going on here? (16:15) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Tampa Bay Rays owner being sued again by his limited partners. You wanted to know if Stu Sternberg would be forced to sell. Hmmmmm. (32:35) Review: Leave No Trace. (37:35) NPPOD. (38:35) James Harden opted out of his $47M option. Why did he do this? The Sixers are going to pay him more money. Very simple. (42:20) What is the MLB Anti-Trust Exemption? What makes it so important? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 30, 2022
Knicks can never do anything right; Russell Westbrook payday; Baker Mayfield hurt feelings; Athletics relocation coming? (Episode 625)
Today’s word of the day is ‘futility’ as in so many franchises in professional sports as in the New York Knicks. Why do we always have to talk about the poor decisions they make? Well, they’re one of the most expensive franchise in the world and they are perennial losers. What did they do now? They want to spend $110M on Jalen Brunson! The Leon Rose Special. (10:50) Russell Westbrook is back with the Lakers. He’s opted in at $47M. Can the Lakers win with him? Why does the NBA give deals this large? Do they ever work? (17:55) Baker Mayfield is mad at the Cleveland Browns. He doesn’t want to be a Brown. He’s owed $18M this year. He and the Browns don’t see eye to eye after the Deshaun Watson deal was made. (23:55) Review: Halftime. (30:10) We have an update on the Angels-Mariners brawl. Archie Bradley fractured his arm jumping over the dugout fence. Are you kidding me? (35:30) NPPOD. (39:50) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the report that the Oakland Athletics won’t have to pay a relocation fee if they choose to me. Let me explain this.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 29, 2022
Roe v. Wade Overturned; Angels-Mariners Brawl: Who is to blame? Kyrie Irving returns to the Nets... of course! (Episode 624)
Today’s word of the day is ‘overturned’ as in the decision is changed as in Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court last Friday. Let me just share my thoughts on this. Please stay with me. (11:10) The Angels and Mariners had a massive brawl over the weekend. Punches thrown. Chokeholds done. Batters hit. 47 games worth of suspensions were given out. Whoa. (24:55) Review: Uncharted. (28:45) Kyrie Irving has opted in to his last year with the Brooklyn Nets. $36.5M. There were rumors everywhere that he would be leaving. He wanted to go to the Lakers. He wanted to go to somewhere. Nope. Staying with Brooklyn. (35:45) NPPOD - Yankees and Astros split a4-game series. Aaron Judge and the Yankees settled before their arbitration hearing. Why did they settle? (43:40) Wait to see updates! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 28, 2022
NBA Draft ruined by spoiled picks and the New York Knicks! Yankees-Astros beef still going; What you need to know about Aaron Judge hearing (Episode 623)
Today’s word of the day is ‘spoiled’ as in ruined as in excitement is over as in the NBA Draft took place last night and it was over before it began. Woj bombs left and right and the market kept swinging. Jabari Smith will be the first pick he tweets! And the market jumps. Then 5 minutes before the draft he changes his mind! The books swing again! What? What about during the draft? Woj spoils the picks live on TV! On the channel the draft was on! (9:55) Yes we are going to cover it. Yesterday the Supreme Court released an opinion and struck down a New York gun control law. Let me explain. (20:55) Review: Some Kind of Heaven. (26:35) The Yankees and Astros are playing in the Bronx. Jose Altuve was hit with the 2nd pitch of the game. The beef is still alive. What about Aaron Judge? It’s time for his arbitration hearing. Let me explain what is happening here. (34:25) NPPOD. (34:50) Commanders talk. (38:35) Tyreek Hill said he received death threats because he said Tua was more accurate than Mahomes. Let’s talk about this type of keyboard courage.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 24, 2022
Does the NFL finally have enough to remove Dan Snyder from Washington? MLB it's time... Robot umps! Robot umps! Robot umps! (Episode 622)
Today’s word of the day is ‘subpoena’ as in you have to do something as in Daniel Snyder did not show up to testify to the House Oversight Committee as in the Committee finally said you’re coming here Danny Boy. They would have preferred he just had shown up without this, but he was on a boat in France instead. SO what did we learn? Roger Goodell spoke. Ron Rivera released a statement. Washington Commanders released a statement. What will come of this? (29:50) Review: Dinner in America. (32:55) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the ejection of the Blue Jays hitting coach before the game started. (39:10) NPPOD. (42:10) The Chicago Cubs stink. They have shed payroll. They let Baez, Rizzo, and Bryant go. Now GM Jed Hoyer speaks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 23, 2022
Will latest allegations be enough to sink Daniel Snyder's battleship? Deshaun Watson settles; PGA's plan for LIV Golf may not be enough (Episode 621)
Today’s word of the day is ‘battle ship’ as in the game as in B4 as in C4 as in D4 as in E4 as in you sunk my battle ship! Why is that the word of the day? Daniel Snyder is back in the news again. Of course he is. Not only is he skipping out on the House Oversight Committee for France, but a new report is out about his $1.9M settlement with a woman he allegedly sexually assaulted. How does he still own this team? (15:20) Deshaun Watson has decided to settle with 20 of his 24 accusers. He said it would never happen and here we are. What will the NFL do? How long will the suspension be? (28:55) Review: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. (36:20) NPPOD. (39:45) PGA is trying everything they can to fight back against LIV. Brooks Koepka announced he was joining LIV and that set things off. PGA now created a new 8 tournament schedule with $20M purses for the top 50 players. Interesting.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 22, 2022
It's the summer solstice! The Yankees are REALLY good right now, will they make a move? Brooks Koepka to LIV Golf: is it time PGA takes it serious? (Episode 620)
Today’s word of the day is ‘summer solstice’ as in the longest day of the year as in it’s lighter outside for a little bit longer as in everyday from here on out gets a little darker. Let’s talk about today. New beginnings and whatnot. (16:20) Let’s talk about the Yankees. This team is too good right now. Pitching is lights out. The bats are firing. 50 wins already. Biggest division lead in baseball. What’s the mentality right now? (21:00) What about the Cleveland Guardians? 6 games over .500 and 1 game back in the division. Do they go make trades now? Do they just keep going with what they have? How do you decide? (27:20) Review: Father of the Bride. (33:10) LIV Golf is making its move. We have another golfer defecting. Brooks Koepka is headed to LIV. Let’s talk abut the hypocrisy of it all. PGA Tour’s has sponsors that deal with the Saudis. USMNT scheduled a game against Japan a day after they outlawed same-sex marriage. NBA has dealings in China and UAE. Where is the consistency? (40:45) NPPOD. (43:45) Brittney Griner is still in jail in Russia. This has been going on for months. The saga continues as another problem occurred with her trying to reach her wife via the US Embassy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 21, 2022
Message to the Knicks: Please do NOT sign Kyrie! Angels dilemma: slick balls and a Shohei Ohtani deal (Episode 619)
Today’s word of the day is ‘epiphany’ as in I had one as in I spent the weekend in Austin and something hit me. But before that! What’s the deal with airlines right now? Flights canceled. Flights delayed. Staffing issues. What is happening? Back to the show… I am not 25 anymore. I think a tore a hammy waterskiing thinking I was still young. (8:10) What is happening with Kyrie Irving? Will he be a Net? Will he be Laker? Will he be Knick!?! This cannot be. (16:20) Anthony Rendon is out for the year. Anthony Rendon has a MASSIVE contract and hasn’t played a full season for the Angels yet. It’s an absolute disaster for the Angels. Now what do they do with Ohtani? Will Trout ever see the playoffs again? (19:55) Another Angels problems… the baseballs. Pitcher Michael Lorenzen went off because of how slick the baseballs are. There’s a problem with the balls at all times. Today’s theme is: what is happening? (29:40) Review: Everything, Everywhere, All At Once. (33:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Kenny Atkinson accepting an offer to be the next coach of the Charlotte Hornets and then turning down the job. What? Yes. It happened. He won the title with the Warriors and then told Jordan he was out. (40:45) NPPOD. (43:30) We have an MLB owner’s meetings update. Teams are not happy with the Oakland Athletics. Is anyone happy with them right now? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 20, 2022
Golden State Warriors win NBA title: Is Steph Curry Top 5 ever!? MLB Owner's meetings and Rob Manfred had A LOT to say (Episode 618)
Today’s word of the day is ‘champions’ as in NBA champions as in 4x champions as in Steph Curry as in Klay Thompson as in Draymond Green as in Steve Kerr. Let’s talk about the legacy of these guys. Let’s talk about Steph Curry and his legacy. Let’s talk about Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics turnover machine. (12:50) It’s officially baseball season! Rob Manfred held his owner’s meetings and some very important news came out. The biggest points of focus: pitch clock; automatic strike zone; digital streaming rights; Oakland & Tampa. (27:35) Review: Road Runner - A Film About Anthony Bourdain. (33:45) David Blitzer is now a limited partner of the Cleveland Guardians. David Blitzer has a chance to become a majority owner of the Cleveland Guardians. Let’s discuss. (43:00) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 17, 2022
WWE Vince McMahon and the dirty NDA business; Aaron Judge bet on himself and some team will pay BIG - Will it be the Yanekes? (Episode 617)
Today’s word of the day is ‘NDA’ as in non-disclosure as in shhhh as in it never happened as in Vince McMahon is in the news after it was reported he paid a woman $3M he had an affair with to be quiet. Let’s talk about the use of these NDAs. Deshaun Watson was recently disclosed as being a user of this and we see the trouble he’s found himself in. Jerry Jones was in the news for the use of this. It’s everywhere. (17:15) Dan Snyder won’t be testifying. Roger Goodell will be testifying. The House Oversight Committee wanted them both there. Snyder was a lock to not show up. Goodell is interesting. (23:50) Review: Swap Me, Baby. (30:20) Aaron Judge is off to the best start of his career. He has bet on himself and he’s delivering. He turned down the Yankees long term offer before the season started. Now what? (39:30) NPPOD. (44:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I ever had a player ask about promotional nights before signing. Huh? Let’s talk Liam Hendriks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 16, 2022
LIV Golf takes over US Open week! Deshaun Watson meets the media; MLB updates: Eduardo Rodriguez, Walker Buehler, Tatis Jr, and Strasburg! (Episode 616)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Open’ as in open for business as in the US Open is here as in LIV vs PGA as in Phil Mickelson vs Rory McIlroy. There’s so much drama in golf right now. Players vs players. Media vs players. Sportswashing is the buzz word being used. LIV Golf is what it is. The PGA Tour has always been what it is. Different rules, same reason: money. (15:10) Dehsaun Watson met the media. He said he wasn’t sure if it was 66 women or fewer, but he can’t talk about it. The NFL has no idea how to handle this now. 26 civil suits. Possibly 27 suits. It’s all been bad news. (25:55) Review: Flag Day. (28:55) Walker Buehler is hurt. That’s not good. The Los Angeles Dodgers could be in trouble here. No Buelher. No Bauer. The San Diego Padres are on their heels. The San Francisco Giants are on their heels. Fernando Tatis is still hurt, but the Padres keep winning. (34:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how I would handle the Eduardo Rodriguez situation with the Twins. Rodriguez was given a 5 year, $77M deal this past offseason. He pitched a few games, but now he’s out with personal issues. (41:40) What about Stephen Strasburg? He signed a 7-year, $245M deal in 2019 and has pitched only 31.1 innings since then. Woof. (43:50) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 15, 2022
What is a Bear Market and how concerned should you be? Cryptocurrency crashing and why this is a MAJOR problem for sports (Episode 615)
Today’s word of the day is ‘bear’ as in polar bear as in grizzly bear as in teddy bear as in a bear market. Let me explain exactly what’s going on with the stock market right now. How concerned should you be? Are you worried? Should you invest now? Sell now? What about sports? Let’s say a team paid $10M for in arena sponsorships and then the team cannot pay. Well, it’s happening all across sports right now. (14:50) Now let’s talk about cryptocurrency. That market has almost crashed. Prices have been falling and falling and falling. Crypto dot com has invested almost $1B into sports deals and now its laying off staff. (25:15) Now we move to affordable housing. The Oakland Athletics are looking for a new stadium deal and affordable housing has become the main area of interest. (33:00) Review: Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams. (36:00) NPPOD - The Warriors won despite Steph Curry not hitting a three for the first time in his playoff career! (40:10) Josh Donaldson lost his appeal for his remark made to Tim Anderson. What goes into the appeal process? (42:40) What is going on with the White Sox? Is it time for Tony La Russa to go? (44:38) MLB is starting to fine teams for bench clearing brawls, even if it happens in the minor leagues.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 14, 2022
Succession: The Family Battle for the Orioles and Chargers - Nobody wins when the family feuds; Update on Jack Del Rio and the Commandskins (Episode 614)
Today’s word of the day is ‘succession’ as not in the TV show as in the real life family fight for a major asset as in the Baltimore Orioles as in the Los Angeles Chargers as in drama. The Angelos family owns the Baltimore Orioles. John Angelos is the control person. Louis Angelos is the brother suing John AND his mother. Let me explain. (19:25) What about with the Los Angeles Chargers? The Spanos family is now fighting for the team. Dean Spanos is now being sued by his sister Dea Spanos. Wonderful. (29:35) Review: Fire Island. (34:40) Jack Del Rio was fined $100K by Ron Rivera and the team. This was after Ron Rivera said he wasn’t going to talk about it. This was after Del Rio doubled and tripled down and then was forced to apologize. Of course. (42:00) NPPOD - Lightning make the Cup. Warriors vs Celtics pivotal Game 5! (44:00) Tony La Russa chants have started. White Sox are done. They want a change. The White Sox are the most disappointing team in baseball. Will it happen? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 13, 2022
How close was Tom Brady to being a Dolphin? Tony La Russa is right and we're wrong! PGA Tour bark is worse than its bite against LIV Golf (Episode 613)
Today’s word of the day is ‘613’ as in my favorite number as in number of career victories Red Holtzman had as head coach of the Knicks as in the number of rules/commandments in Judaism. Just stay with me here. (5:00) Tom Brady is not going to tell you the truth. He loves to fool people. It’s what he does. He was asked about the reports about him being a QB/Owner for the Miami Dolphins and it wasn’t truthful. He chose his words very carefully, but he did not fool us. (15:35) Tony La Russa made a decision in yesterday’s White Sox loss that blew a lot of people’s minds. Let’s discuss what this was and why La Russa is so stuck in his ways. (25:40) The PGA has suspended every golfer who is playing in LIV Golf. Let’s discuss about the letter that Jay Monahan sent. It’s a fascinating time in golf. Did Monahan’s letter stick the landing? No. (36:25) Review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. (38:55) NPPOD. (40:40) Lebron James wants to own an NBA team. He wants the Las Vegas team. He’s an investor in Fenway Sports Group. Liverpool. Boston Red Sox. Will they get the NBA team for him? Will LeBron be an owner, part owner, say he’s an owner? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 10, 2022
Will there ever be a good news day for the Washington Commanders?; Gymnasts are suing the FBI: here's why it matters (Episode 612)
Today’s word of the day is ‘copy/paste’ as in no edits as in no fixes as in PR has sent a message and you just send it out to the masses as in Jack Del Rio the DC for the Commanders had to copy/paste his apology. What did he do? He had some comments on protests and the January 6th insurrection. One side he said was riots! The Capitol storming was a ‘dust-up’. Ron Rivera didn’t care. Some players didn’t care. But everyone else sure did enough for the team to make him apologize. (18:55) The FBI did nothing to protect hundreds of gymnasts around the country when Larry Nassar was running wild. These gymnasts have now taken the FBI to court for $1B. What is the FBI doing if not supposed to protect the right people? (28:35) Review: Butter. (32:45) What happened with the Broncos sale? Josh Harris said he would have bought the team for $5B if he knew that Walton group wouldn’t outbid them. Interesting. (38:45) NPPOD. (39:40) Dusty Baker was not happy that Joe Maddon was fired this early in the season. Why are all managers like this? Too soon to fire the manager? No way.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 09, 2022
Deshaun Watson's time in the NFL should be over. Will it be?; Joe Maddon fired by Angels, could Mattingly be next? (Episode 611)
Today’s word of the day is ‘66’ as in 66 massage therapists as in a report came out yesterday that Deshaun Watson used 66 massage therapists in a 17-month window while with the Houston Texans. There have been 24 civil suits against Watson. More details allege that the Texans may have helped set up some of these meetings. The NFL better start doing real work now to figure out what is right. Deshaun Watson’s future in the NFL should very much be in doubt (although it should have been before). (22:55) Review: Unknown. (27:35) Joe Maddon was fired as the manager of the Angels. They had lost 12-straight games. Mike Trout couldn’t get a hit. Shohei Ohtani couldn’t hit. They went from first to 10 games back in the AL West. (35:10) It looks like another manager could be on the hot hot hot seat. Don Mattingly. The Miami Marlins held a 90-minute team meeting before its 12-2 win over the Nationals. The team is underachieving. The team has some issues in the clubhouse. And they cannot blame me anymore! (43:55) NPPOD. (46:00) The Denver Broncos are being sold to Walmart for $4.65B. That’s a nice chunk of change.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 08, 2022
Phil Mickelson's 200 million reasons to join LIV Golf; Deshaun Watson finds himself in more trouble; Florida won't fund Rays project (Episode 610)
Today’s word of the day is ‘54’ as in LIV as in fifty-four as in three days of golf is 54 holes as in LIV Golf is back in the news because Phil Mickelson has entered the arena. He’ll reportedly get $200M for this. By comparison: Tiger Woods has made $120M in his career. This is a LOT of money. Dustin Johnson will reportedly get $120M. Let’s hear what Phil had to say about going LIV Golf. Laughable stuff. (14:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Deshaun Watson again. 24th lawsuit popped up. Another woman who says Watson acted inappropriately during a massage. His lawyer had some ridiculous comments during a radio show. (28:50) Review: Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far By Foot (34:00) What’s going on today in Tampa? Well, Governor Ron DeSantis will veto a bill that would help fund Tampa Bay Rays new training facility. Why? Because of some tweets the team made. Someone asked me about dealing with politicians and if something like his ever came up. (45:40) NPPOD. (47:00) Darvin Ham had his introductory press conference with the Lakers yesterday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 07, 2022
BRUCEEEEEE! Phillies fire Joe Girardi; Mike Trout and the Angels have fallen from heaven; Tampa Bay Rays Pride Night opt out (Episode 609)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Bruce!” as in Bruce Springsteen as in Coldplay as in last night I went to a concert and Bruce showed up! Couldn’t believe it! (14:35) Welp, Joe Girardi got fired. It happened. I thought the Phillies would wait until after the season, but it happened. The Phillies were a dumpster fire. There was too much money spent in payroll for the Phillies to be as bad as they are. Giardi was in his 3rd year with the team and it just didn’t work out. We all knew this was going to be the case and the players couldn’t take it anymore. (24:45) The Los Angeles Angels stink. They are bad. 11 straight losses. Mike Trout can’t hit. The bullpen can’t get outs. They went from 1 game back all the way to 8.5 games back in 2 weeks. Ohtani can’t hit. He’s been average pitching. Can they turn it around? (29:35) Review: Poisoned - America’s Fentanyl Problem. (36:40) What is going on in Tampa? The Rays hosted a PRIDE night and it didn’t go as planned (or maybe it did). Some players on the team refused to wear the rainbow logo to for PRIDE night. Manager Kevin Cash spoke with he media to address what happened. So did pitcher Jason Adam. And that’s when things took a turn. (47:45) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 06, 2022
Will Goodell or Snyder show up to court? Soto trades and more! Depp v. Heard comes to end (Episode 608)
Today’s word of the day is ‘request’ as in please show up as in are you going to come as in Roger Goodell and Dan Snyder were asked to come answer questions by the House Oversight Committee and guess what? Request denied! There is no chance they are coming without a subpoena. None! Will Juan Soto be traded? If you follow nothingpersonal.npds on TikTok you would have known the answer last week! It’s not happening. And now the Nationals GM is on the record saying it won’t. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Sometimes we let Coca’s friends ask questions. Today his friend Pasquale sent in a good one. He wants to know when team’s start looking for trades in MLB. He got an email from his team saying it’s half-way to the trade deadline and that got him thinking. Is it too early? Review: Our Father. We need to have another discussion about guns. Sorry. But it needs to happen. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial is over. What happened? NPPOD. Dustin Johnson is getting big money from LIV Golf. Will he ever play a PGA Tour event again?  (00:00:16) - Word of the Day (00:12:10) - Juan Soto (00:19:40) - So you want to talk to Samson (00:30:15) - Our Father review (00:36:00) - Depp/Heard Trial (00:42:05) - Pick of the day Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 02, 2022
LIV MAS: Dustin Johnson headlines Saudi-backed golf tour; Deshaun Watson's 23rd accuser comes forward; Rafa Nadal is KING (Episode 607)
Today’s word of the day is ‘LIV’ as in the nightclub in Miami as in partying the night away as in the LIV Golf that is fully-Saudi backed tour taking place. The list of golfers has been released and Dustin Johnson headlines it! You might remember that Mr DJ Gretzky said in February that he would not be joining this tour… but there he is. Let’s talk about this new golf tour and what the PGA must be thinking. (15:35) Deshaun Watson just had his 23rd woman accuse him of inappropriate behavior. 23. Another massage. Another case. What is going on here? Did the NFL know about this? How is Roger Goodell doing now that his interview with Watson was last week? (26:35) Review: Emergency. (33:40) Rafa Nadal runs clay. He is king. He has 13 career French Open titles. Yesterday he defeated the Joker in the quarterfinals in an epic match. How can one be this dominant? (37:55) NPPOD - The Phillies blew another game last night. Can you believe it? (42:35) Derek Jeter has joined Twitter. Will he join NPDS? (44:40) Exit interviews are always fun. Sometimes athletes say things that they wish they could bring back. Tyler Herro wants to be a starter. And he let that be known. Was it the right thing to say? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 01, 2022
Gabe Kapler's anthem protest; Phillies are a dumpster fire; Liverpool demands apology from UEFA, France (Episode 606)
Today’s word of the day is ‘consistency’ as in it’s Memorial Day as in Gabe Kapler put a pause on his protest to come out for the National Anthem just for this holiday. But then he is going to go back inside for the anthem. Gabe Kapler released an emotional letter the days prior as to why he is choosing to stay in the clubhouse when the anthem plays. Kapler doesn’t like what’s going on in the country right now. (14:00) Tommy Pham slapped Joc Pederson over fantasy football. In all my years of baseball I have never seen a story this ridiculous. Pham was suspended for three games. Just ridiculous. (26:20) Review: Ricky Gervais - Super Nature. (31:35) What happened at the Champions League Final this weekend was a disgrace. Liverpool fans were pepper sprayed trying to get into the stadium. Fans were funneled into one entrance. The game was delayed a full 30 minutes. Disgrace. (38:00) NPPOD. (41:25) The Philadelphia Phillies are horrible. They blow saves. They can’t field. 4th highest payroll in baseball. Joe Girardi is still there. What is happening? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 31, 2022
Yankees and Rays take Twitter action to curb gun violence; Miami Heat take on Marco Rubio; Josh Donaldson's apology (Episode 605)
Today’s word of the day is ‘action’ as in a call to action as in lights, camera, action as in what is everyone doing? Everyone said now is the time to take action. And then what? What is the action they took? The Yankees and Rays decided their action was to send tweets about gun violence yesterday instead of coverage of the game. Good. That’s a start. Now what? What is Brian Cashman doing? Aaron Judge? Giancarlo Stanton? What is the team doing? Not a social media coordinator. What about the Miami Heat and Marco Rubio? Is anything going to be different this time? (26:40) Review: Top 5 Ray Liotta Movies. (34:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why Josh Donaldson released an apology. Interesting. (39:50) NPPOD. (42:45) What’s going on with Jon Gruden? He’s taking action against the NFL and he finally had his first day in court. Let’s update.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 27, 2022
NPDS Research Project Update; Angels and Commanders stadium deals falling apart; What's happening with the Pro Bowl? (Episode 604)
An update on Wednesday’s show. We are still looking to hire a researcher for a part-time/one-off project we are working on. Please send your resume to if you are interested.  Today’s word of the day is ‘void’ as in the Angels Stadium land deal has been voided because of the owning FBI investigation into corruption of the Anaheim city council. It is a major story involving the Mayor, the Angels, and now Disney. (18:25) So what’s happening in Washington D.C. ? It looks like the Commanders may have met a big snag in their hunt for a new stadium. The Virginia State Senate is now saying they do not support Daniel Snyder at all. (28:45) Review: Survivor Season 42. (34:00) What is going on with the NFL Pro Bowl? Is it still a thing? Will it still be a thing? Why is it a thing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 26, 2022
Uvalde, Texas: Another mass shooting. Another school. Another politician tweeting their thoughts and prayers. WE need to do more! (Episode 603)
We are not just a sports show. We hope you can listen to us when it matters. This is not a political show. This is not a sermon. This is an open and honest conversation about what happened in this country yesterday. What happened 8 days ago. What happened at Sandy Hook and Columbine and Majory Stoneman Douglas and Virginia Tech and every other mass shooting that we may have forgotten. Yesterday 19 children and 2 teachers were murdered by an 18 year old in Uvalde, Texas. This was preventable. This never should have happened. We need to be better. We need to do more. We need our politicians to do more. We are going to do more. Nothing Personal will be offering up a position to work on a project for us. Please send your resume to if you are interested.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 25, 2022
What is Dan Snyder up to now? Update on Josh Donaldson; Did the Florida Panthers REALLY hit the poles in Tampa? (Episode 602)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Danny Boy’ as in dan Snyder is back. He never left. But he’s back. What are the Washington Commanders up to now? Well, the NFL reportedly wants him out. Huh? What else could possibly be happening? Now they bought some land outside of D.C. in Virginia. Fans are furious. They want a new stadium, but not there! (13:30) Josh Donaldson has been suspended for one game for calling Tim Anderson ‘Jackie’. He has appealed. Let’s discuss the statement that MLB released. (23:55) Review: On the Count of Three. (26:45) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Mike Clevinger and if the Padres regret trading with Cleveland. (32:55) What happened with the Florida Panthers? Swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Woof. A report came out that the Florida Panthers went to a strip club between Games 3 and 4. Hello! (40:40) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 24, 2022
My weekend from Hell: Snow storms, flight cancellations, and the Colorado mountains; Should Josh Donaldson be suspended? (Episode 601)
Today’s word of the day is ‘stranded’ as in stuck as in left as in a snow storm hit Colorado this weekend and I was trapped . Maybe you’ll find this story enjoyable. Maybe you’ll hit the skip button. Who knows!? (27:35) Review: Taking Chance. (30:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the comment that Josh Donaldson made to Tim Anderson over the weekend. Yasmani Grandal confronted Donaldson and a tussle ensued. The question asked of me was whether or not I believe that MLB will now suspend Donaldson. (46:55) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 23, 2022
MAILBAG: Dee Gordon's home run for Jose; How ballparks are made; Do people in MLB front offices like me?
It’s a mailbag! You asked questions and now you’re getting the answers! Go to Apple Podcasts and let a 5-star review with your question! First up, someone asked me about Dee Gordon hit a home run in the first at-bat after Jose Fernandez’s death. This is an emotional one. (18:00) Someone asked me about building Marlins Park. They wanted to know about how the dimensions were chosen. Aaron Judge should like this. (34:20) Someone asked me what the 2nd smartest trait of GM is. You should all know the first trait by now. (39:35) Someone asked me about what my life after MLB is like. They wanted to know what I think the perception of me from people still in baseball is. Interesting. (46:00) Someone asked me who the top 5 funniest people I’ve met in real life are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 20, 2022
EPISODE 600! Nick Saban is very mad at Jimbo Fisher; Max Scherzer's injury; Messi to Miami!? DO NOT TRADE WITH THE PADRES!
Today’s word of the day is ‘600’ as in episode 600 as in there are now 600 numbered episodes of Nothing Personal. Who would have thought that? Thank you all for listening, watching, telling your friends, rating and reviewing. We’re just getting started! (2:20) Nick Saban is not happy with how other programs are addressing NIL. Nick Saban said Alabama players got $3M the right way! Nick Saban said Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M bought his players the wrong way! I mean… cmon Nick Saban. Be better. (12:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Max Scherzer’s injury. He left the game with a side injury. He doesn’t think it’s major. This person wanted to know about MRI machines and if every stadium had one. (23:00) Review: Infinite Storm/Vertical Limit. (28:00) Messi is coming to America! A report came out that Messi will buy 35% of Inter Miami and be a player too. What?! (32:35) Yesterday there was a major announcement in US Soccer. The Men’s and Women’s teams will now receive equal pay. Let’s discuss this historic announcement. (40:00) NPPOD. (42:30) Chris Padddack is out for the year again. He’ll have to undergo Tommy John surgery for the 2nd time. He was traded a month ago from the San Diego Padres to the Minnesota Twins. Another Preller trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 19, 2022
FBI involved in Angels land deal; Athletics prez and Major League the movie; Red Sox Panic Meter; Matt Harvey deserved far worse punishment from MLB (Episode 599)
Today’s word of the day is ‘wiretap’ as in Watergate as in the FBI as in Anaheim mayor Harry Sidhu was caught on a call allegedly trying to get millions from the Los Angels Angels for its stadium land sale. Uh oh! The sale would be for $320M and Sidhu wanted a piece of this pie. What does this all mean!? (14:11) And just north in Oakland we have the Athletics president talking about the team and relating it to Major League the movie. No fans are going to games. The team wants a new ballpark. Just another Tuesday in MLB. (20:35) What is going on with the Red Sox still? Still losing. Still struggling. Coming off of one of the worst Nathan Eovaldi starts of all time. Allowed 5 home runs in one inning! Can Alex Cora turn this thing around? (30:30) Review: Summer Days, Summer Nights. (34:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Matt Harvey’s 60-game suspension for violation the MLB Drug Policy. He was involved in the drug distribution with Tyler Skaggs. Was this enough of a suspension? (43:30) Mets announced an update on Jacob deGrom — and it meant nothing. (46:00) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 18, 2022
Deshaun Watson meeting with Roger Goodell; Nestor Cortes and the dangers of social media; NBA Conference Finals and the lottery! (Episode 598)
Today’s word of the day is ‘conclusion’ as in the end result as in finished as in Deshaun Watson’s investigation by the NFL is almost done. Watson is meeting with the NFL this week and then Roger Goodell and his expert team will either bring down the hammer or… not. Will this case end like Trevor Bauer’s did? Is the NFL using MLB’s ruling as a case study in what to do here? Will Watson play at all this year? (22:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Nestor Cortes and his latest struggles with social media. Some Twitter people went through his old tweets and brought them to light from 10 years ago. Cortes says he’s getting off social media ‘for a few days’. Interesting. (32:40) Review: The Lost City. (36:20) The NBA Conference Finals are here. Miami vs Boston. Golden State vs Dallas. Some superstars, some good role players, some good coaching. Luka. Steph Curry. Jayson Tatum. Jimmy Butler. And an NBA Draft Lottery to boot. (43:40) The Kansas City Royals want a new stadium. The Kansas City Royals want a new hitting coach. The Royal have fired the hitting coach in May. Why? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 17, 2022
Moment of silence: guns, racism and why more of the same reaction to it all has to stop. Now. (Episode 597)
Today is a deep episode. It’s not right to start about sports when so much happens outside the sports world that we cannot ignore. Today’s word of the day is ‘moment of silence’ as in this weekend showcased exactly where we are as a nation. Six mass shootings over the weekend. Buffalo. Milwaukee. Orange County. Houston. Thoughts and prayers. That’s what all these government officials rush to Twitter to say. We hold a moment of silence before sporting events. But, where is the real action? (19:40) Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas had some comments on the “leak” from the Supreme Court. Let’s discuss this. (29:35) Review: Take Me Out (37:00) Game 7 madness took place this weekend. Bucks got dismantled by the Celtics. Luka Doncic sent the Phoenix Suns to another universe. Hockey delivered though. Overtime thrillers! (41:45) NPPOD - Let’s talk about Albert Pujols. He made his pitching debut! 2nd oldest player to make their pitching debut in MLB. What about the Reds game?! They threw a no-hitter and LOST to the Pirates. What? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 16, 2022
Samson Sit-Down: Drew Robinson | Alive - Mental Health Advocacy, Suicide Prevention, Inspiration
It’s another Samson Sit-Down. This time Drew Robinson joins the show. Drew is a former Major League and Minor League baseball player. In April of 2020 he attempted suicide. Today we’ll go through mental health, baseball, strength, courage, and who Drew Robinson is and what he wants from his new life.  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 13, 2022
Welcome to the Ump Show! MLB has a serious problem that needs to be addressed! Astros owner fires back at Yankees; Kyrie's future in Brooklyn (Episode 596)
Today’s word of the day is ‘tossed’ as in thrown out as in the Ump Show is here as in Kevin Plawecki and Alex Cora were thrown of last night’s Red Sox game for arguing a bad called strike three. It was a bad pitch. A bad call. And boom! Ump show. This cannot be. (14:00) Jim Crane has fired back at Brian Cashman and the Yankees. Cashman talked about the Astros sign-stealing and Jim Crane wasn’t pleased with the rock throwing. The Yankees cheated, too. (24:50) Review: Minx. (29:30) Let’s talk about Kyrie Irving. Nets GM Sean Marks had his end of season press conference and talked about Kyrie and his deal. Kyrie has a player option for next year and then nothing. Will the Nets offer him long term? (38:00) NPPOD - Giannis’ Greatness. (41:10) Today is the day! NFL schedule release day! Are you throwing a party? Are you ready for some football!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 12, 2022
Reid Detmers threw a no hitter for the Angels!? WHO!? Tom Brady is getting paid HOW MUCH MONEY by Fox!? (Episode 595)
Today’s word of the day is ‘no no’ as in no hits allowed as in the Los Angeles Angels have thrown a no hitter. Reid Detmers threw it. A rookie. He’s the youngest to do so since 2006. Mike Trout is hitting bombs. Shohei Ohtani is finding his groove. The Angels might be good! But is this more about baseball hitters not being good at making contact? (10:45) Tom Brady is headed to Fox Sports after his playing career as the lead analyst. That’s a huge get for Fox. The bigger story is the reported salary. 10 years for $375M! What!? (25:55) Review: The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe. (30:15) NPPOD - The Sixers stink. They do. What a terrible game against Miami. Embiid was bad. Doc Rivers has lost it. (37:55) Senne v. MLB has settled. This is major news. Let me explain what this lawsuit by minor leaguers against MLB is all about. (43:35) The Saudi Golf Tour brought to you by Greg Norman is putting serious money into the tour. Yesterday it was announced $2B in funding. $25M pools for the tournaments. PGA said if you join you are done with us. Will players still go? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 11, 2022
American expansion: MLB and NFL race for Europe, NBA wants more teams, WNBA wants more teams, Formula 1 wants USA (Episode 594)
Today’s word of the day is ‘expansion’ as in international as in trying to grow as in more and more and more and more! That’s what sports leagues are doing now. The NFL is playing games in London AND Germany this year. MLB may play a series in Paris and the have games for London. The WNBA wants two more teams. The NBA wants more teams! The NBA even announced preseason games in Abu Dhabi! F1 is expanded to the US. The sports takeover continues! (19:15) It’s already May 10th. 40 games in. 25% of the season done. Is it time to hit the panic button for some teams yet? The Tigers? The Red Sox? The Rangers? The Phillies? What about the teams off to great starts like the Dodgers, Angels, Yankees, and Mets? (34:30) Review: Bad Vegan. (41:55) NPPOD. (44:00) Let’s talk about parenting really quick. A story came out about parents making their children run marathons. No. Absolutely not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 10, 2022
NBA Playoffs: Fan harassment, dirty fouls, bad officiating; F1 Miami; MLB balls and bad umps (Episode 593)
Today’s word of the day is ‘harassed’ as in harassment as in taking heckling too far as in Chris Paul cam out with a tweet after the Suns loss to the Mavericks and said some things. People responded saying ‘no way is it true! I need video to believe it!’ But then the Mavericks came out with a statement saying a fan was indeed removed for harassing Chris Paul’s mother and wife! It was a younger fan, but he should have known better. (10:10) Ja Morant is doubtful to play tonight. He had his knee pulled in the Warriors game and had to be helped off the court. Was it dirty? Does the NBA have a problem? There is an issue in these NBA playoffs. Whether it’s fouls or officiating or fans or tough play… (18:50) F1 Miami happened. The Miami Grand Prix. We are a formula 1 podcast now. Was it a big success? Is an American takeover happening? (26:30) Review: Winning Time. (30:00) The Kentucky Derby happened. Did you watch? One of the biggest upsets ever happened. At 80-1 Rich Strike stormed from the pack and won it all. (32:50) NPPOD. (38:35) You remember the umpire who pulled the ump show on Madison Bumgarner? He said sorry. Big whoop! (42:00) Let’s talk about the balls again. MLB balls are back. Are the balls juiced? Are the balls dead? What’s with the balls? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 09, 2022
Are the Cincinnati Reds historically bad or just very bad? Mets-Phillies 9th inning showdown; F1 takes over Miami... Gardens! (Episode 592)
Today’s word of the day is ‘abandoned’ as in abandoned our commitment to winning as in remember when Phil Castellini told Cincinnati fans he was going to move the team and the fans need to be better and all that nonsense. The Reds are 3-22 through 25 games. Just bad. As bad as you can get. Is it tanking? Is it payroll manipulation? How did we get here? (14:20) The New York Mets came back from 6 runs down in the top of the 9th inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets scored 7 runs! It was hit after hit after hit after hit! How is a collapse like this handled after the game? How warm is Girardi’s hot seat? (25:15) Review: Ambulance. (28:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Formula 1 in Miami this weekend. It’s here. The craze has taken South Beach. (39:45) NPPOD. (43:30) Sergio Garcia was on a hot mic and was furious with a PGA official. He said he was done with the Tour. He’s had enough. But not enough money because the Saudi-backed tour is in his sights. Ha. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 06, 2022
Madison Bumgarner ejected because MLB umpires want to steal the show; Ben Simmons bad back; Abramovich wants his Chelsea billions back (Episode 591)
Today’s word of the day is ‘manicure’ as in getting your nails did as in Would You Like French Tips as in did MLB umpire Ryan Wills check Madison Bumgarner’s finger to see where he got his nails done? Nope. Wills was checking Bumgarner for foreign substances. But, the problem was he was staring directly at Bumgarner’s face. It was a complete ump show. A joke. And the umpire tossed Bumgarner for getting mad. What? (10:25) Ben Simmons is going to have surgery on his back. He didn’t play a game all season. He was rumored to play in Game 4 of the Nets getting swept by the Celtics. What went into all this? Why wait this long? (16:50) Review: Hand of God. Diego Maradona’s jersey from that game was sold as the most expensive jersey ever sold. Now the controversy starts as Maradona’s daughter says it’s the wrong one! The auction house says it’s the right one! (26:15) What is happening with the sale of Chelsea? Roman Abramovich is trying to sell the team. He’s had all his assets frozen. Now he’s changed his mind about that details of the sale. Dodgers owner Todd Boehly wants the team. Let’s dissect. (33:00) NPPOD. (38:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Let’s talk quickly about Dave Chappelle and the incident at the Hollywood Bowl. Now let’s talk about travel. The NFL is heading overseas. Someone asked me about how travel for these is schedule and set up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 05, 2022
College sports need a salary cap! Ryan Tannehill comments on depression and NOT being a mentor; Shad Khan sounds off on Urban Meyer (Episode 590)
Today’s word of the day is ‘deep scar’ as in Ryan Tannehill opened up to the media yesterday about losing. We never really care about the losers, do we? But, Tannehill spoke about needing therapy after the Titans playoff loss to the Bengals. He was having nightmares. Spoke about the deep scars. What about being a mentor to Malik Willis? Tannehill said it wasn’t his job. Interesting. (15:55) Jaguars owner Shad Khan sounded off on Urban Meyer. He was fired in his first season by Khan. Absolute dumpster fire. So what did Khan have to say? (23:50) The NCAA is becoming a full blown public pay for play scheme. Players making millions. Players leaving schools for more money. Transfers. Tampering. No guidelines. No rules. Is this right? (37:25) Review: The Outfit. (41:35) NPPOD. Let’s talk about the NBA playoff. They have been PHYSICAL. Two games of Warriors-Grizzlies and two ejections already.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 04, 2022
Supreme Court leaks: Future of Roe v. Wade; NFL concludes investigation into Hue Jackson allegations; Hopkins/Cano steroid use (Episode 589)
Today’s word of the day is ‘overruled’ as in a leak came from the Supreme Court last night of a 98-page opinion was leaked to Politico. This concerns Roe v. Wade from in 1973 that protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. Let’s break this down. From the news to the leak to what happens next. It’s going to be another left vs right political battle — and one inside the Supreme Court itself. (27:20) Review: 7 Days. (30:00) The NFL said it could not find anything into the investigation of the Cleveland Browns from Hue Jackson’s allegations. (36:55) NPPOD. (38:30) Let’s talk about steroids. Robinson Cano got DFA’d by the Mets. The team will eat close to $40M because of this decision. Deandre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals is suspended 6 games this year for a failed drug test. Hopkins won’t own up to it. Why are we still doing this? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 03, 2022
Trevor Bauer gets two-year suspension: Was this fair punishment by Rob Manfred and MLB? (Episode 588)
Today’s word of the day is ‘judgment day’ as in Trevor Bauer has been suspended for two years by Major League Baseball. 234 games. He’s been on Administrative Leave since July 2, 2021. This is the longest ever suspension under MLB’s joint domestic violence policy. How did Rob Manfred get here? What does this mean for Trevor Bauer’s future in MLB. (29:00) Review: Ozark. (35:35) Joel Embiid broke his orbital bone and was concussed in the Sixers close out game against the Raptors. He will not play in Game 1 or 2 against the Miami Heat. Doc Rivers excuse for keeping Embiid in the game… cmon, man! (44:40) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 02, 2022
NFL Draft Update: Wide Receivers cash in! EVERYONE says the Jets and Giants the WINNERS! Congrats, Miami... you have a soccer stadium (Episode 587)
Today’s word of the day is ‘handshake’ as in Roger Goodell calls your name and you come up to the stage and you shake Roger’s hand or you do a little dance or you hug him - very odd. What did we see in the draft? Everyone loves the Giants and Jets draft! I’ve seen them get an A! Wow! Daniel Jones is not getting his option picked up. Sorry. The New York Giants are drafting well. They have a new front office. Making new decisions. Wide Receiver market has been crazy! What is happening? AJ Brown traded to the Eagles. Six wide receivers drafted in the first round. Hollywood Brown being traded to the Cardinals. Copycat league! But Aaron Rodgers says, hey, don’t worry - we’ll be fine! (15:50) Ronald Acuna is back for the Atlanta Braves. He tore his ACL in July 2021. He was supposed to come back in May, but he’s back a week early. Let’s talk about rehab and the decisions to bring him up. (25:15) Review: White Hot - The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch. (30:00) NIL money is out of control. Not that we have ANYTHING against players getting paid. Get your money! But this feels different. A Miami Hurricanes basketball player said if he doesn’t get more NIL money, he’s leaving Miami. The face of NIL funding for Miami is a South Beach billionaire and he is not happy. (35:20) NPPOD. (40:55) Inter Miami has a new stadium deal. People wanted to know my thoughts on it because of the Billy Corben mini-doc. Let me explain where I stand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 29, 2022
NFL Draft Day! Panther owner wants you to believe in his 5-year plan! Doc Rivers is FURIOUS with everyone! (Episode 586)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Draft Day’ as in the NFL Draft is here as in the greatest day in sports (or so we’ve heard). Did you do your mock draft? Does your team make all the right picks and your rival make all the wrong ones? Are you already mad at your team for passing on your preferred pick? Let’s talk about what happens today. The rumors and whispers, the slipping down the board, the trades, and all! Carolina Panthers GM spoke about talk to Sam Darnold about potentially taking a QB. Panthers owner David Tepper says he can see the vision! Winning is on the horizon! It’s a five year plan! (13:50) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how I would feel if I was Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers said what he said during an interview at practice. Doc was not happy with people saying his teams collapse in the playoffs. (24:30) Review: Nitram. (31:40) The Oakland Athletics team president has lost his mind. What is going on with this team? Let me explain what happened on Twitter. (40:25) NPPOD. (41:35) Olivia Wilde had a wild day. She was reportedly served custody papers on stage at an event. Okay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 28, 2022
MLB Pitchers are MAD: Will MLB change the baseball? Yankees Letter is out... Did we learn anything new? No! EVERY. TEAM. CHEATS! (Episode 585)
Today’s word of the day is ‘grip’ as in get a grip as in I can’t grip the ball as in Spider Tack as in pitchers are pissed about the new ball. Hitters are frustrated about the new ball. The Mets lead the leagues in HBP with 18 and Pete Alonso has been hit in the head twice. Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt went off last night after the Mets win talking about how bad the ball is and why MLB won’t do anything about it. (11:00) The Yankees Letter was released and it was a whole lot of nothing. Everything we already knew was in there. Nothing new. Every. Team. Cheats! That’s baseball! (21:30) Review: Metal Lords. (26:50) Someone asked me about the Supreme Court case involving a football coach who got in trouble for praying after every game. Why did this go all the way to the Supreme Court? Let me explain! (38:35) NPPOD. (40:55) Jerry West v. HBO is the biggest battle in Hollywood right now. Jerry West is furious about his portrayal in Winning Time. He’s so mad he wants the case to go all the way to the Supreme Court. Hello! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 27, 2022
Brookyln's dysfunction highlighted by Kyrie and Kevin Durant's failure; Elon Musk's Twitter takeover; MLB's Angel Hernandez problem (Episode 584)
Today’s word of the day is ‘sweep’ as in get the brooms as in 0 wins as in 4 losses as in the Brooklyn Nets have gotten swept by the Boston Celtics. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Steve Nash, no Ben Simmons… see ya! Half season Kyrie Irving. Bad back Ben Simmons. Steve Nash sleep walking on the sidelines. The Boston Celtics were the better TEAM. Complete team. Jayson Tatum was the best player on the floor each night. Ime Udoka coached circles around Steve Nash. Just, wow! (16:10) Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $44B. Forty-four billion dollars. What does the future of Twitter look like? Why would he do this? Why overpay for this? (31:30) Review: Friday. (35:30) Angel Hernandez is bad at his job. He is the worst of the worst of umpires in MLB. Why can’t the league fire him? Every player of past and present would probably want it done. (45:55) Michael Conforto signed on with Scott Boras this offseason. Michael Conforto turned down a qualifying offer from the Mets. No one signed him. Now he’s getting surgery and will miss the season. Horrible.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 26, 2022
MLB season is flying by! Will any other player join Miguel Cabrera in the 3K hit club? Timberwolves protester and Yankees fan behavior (Episode 583)
Today’s word of the day is ‘10%’ as in a tenth as in 16.2 as in the MLB season is already ten percent through. Remember when everyone though there wouldn’t be baseball this year and here we go. Let’s talk about what we’ve been seeing so far. Injuries. Less runs. Surprises. Disappointments. Poor attendance. Streaming wars. (18:00) Miguel Cabrera is now Mr. 3000. It finally happened on Saturday. Will anyone else join Cabrera soon? Maybe in 10 year? 15 years? Who has the best chance? Machado? Soto? Trout? (28:00) Review: The Batman (31:40) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the craziness of fans lately. The Timberwolves have now had 3 different people try and protest during a game. The latest one was tackled by security on the court. The Reds made fans take paper bags off their heads. The Yankees fans threw bottles and debris at the Guardians players. What is going on? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 25, 2022
Was Aaron Boone's decision to walk Miguel Cabrera bush league? Pete Rose and MLB's new gambling man (Episode 582)
Today’s word of the day is ‘intentional walk’ as in you go to first base as in no chance toilet pants for you to get a hit as in Yankees manager Aaron Boone intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera in the 8th inning with a chance to get 3,000 hits. Was it the right decision or was it a cheap move? (14:15) Charlie Blackmon becomes the first active MLB player to get a sponsorship deal from a gambling company. Uh oh. How does Pete Rose feel about this? Well, Pete obviously said something. (25:30) Review: As They Made Us. (30:35) What’s going on with Disney and Florida? There is a battle between Mickey Mouse and Ron DeSantis. (41:00) NPPOD - The Golden State Warriors are GOOD. (45:10) What is the Yankees Letter? Are we going to finally get the smoking gun against the Yankees? OoOooO!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 22, 2022
Oakland Athletics attendance disaster; Nationals pregame forces US Capitol to evacuate; MLB pitch clock coming!? (Episode 581)
Today’s word of the day is ‘2703’ as in not the amount of cookies I ate yesterday or the percentage of me being baked but as in the announced attendance at the Oakland Athletics home game yesterday. The team lost 1-0 to the Baltimore Orioles. What is going on? 8% capacity in the stadium. A team trying to build a new stadium. A team that’s threatening to move to Las Vegas. Uh oh. (24:20) The US Capitol was evacuated yesterday because of a pregame ceremony at Nationals Park. What happened? Miscommunication between a plane holding US Army Golden Knight paratroopers was flying over Washington DC and the government took it as a probable threat. Oh boy. (37:20) Review: All the Old Knives. (38:40) NPPOD. (42:30) Is a pitch clock coming to MLB? Is this how MLB is going to speed up the game? Is the speed of the game a major issue? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 21, 2022
It's 420! Quarter-baked, half-baked, full-baked, AY! Are weed sponsors coming to sports soon?; Discussion on publicly financed stadiums (Episode 580)
Today’s word of the day is ‘4/20’ as in Woody Harrelson’s favorite day as in the stoner day as in let’s get lit day as in don’t ya wanna marijuana. Let’s talk about the origin of this day and the future. Could we see marijuana advertisements come to the sports world like we have seen with gambling lately? Is that what the future holds or will teams be scared off forever? (10:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about payrolls and jersey sponsors. They wanted to know if small market teams could ever become big market teams. The explosion of the jersey sponsors is coming. You just #waittosee. (24:15) Review: Top 5 Weed Movies. (30:00) Let’s talk about public financing. There’s been LOTS of talk about it. Miami, Inter Miami, Buffalo, Baltimore, South Carolina… just to name a few! (45:20) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 20, 2022
126th Boston Marathon and my feelings of failure; What's the latest on Trevor Bauer? (Episode 579)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Boston marathon’ as in the 126th Boston Marathon took place on Monday and I was there. Let’s talk about my journey. Let’s talk about the run. Let’s talk about everything that I saw in Boston. (26:20) Review: Jimmy Savile. (31:30) An update on Trevor Bauer. Is he going to play baseball again this year? Is he going to be suspended? What is happening? (39:10) NPPOD. (44:30) Let’s talk about the Miami Heat!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 19, 2022
Samson Sit-Down: Bob Costas - Legendary broadcasting career, Vin Scully stories, How to make the perfect call
It’s another Samson Sit-Down. This time legendary broadcaster Bob Costas! He joins David Samson to speak about his career in broadcasting, his most famous calls (Game 6 of Jordan’s shot for the Bulls!), the Olympics, and where his career is today! We are very sorry about the audio quality on this one! PLEASE don't hold that against us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 18, 2022
Jackie Robinson Day! Chelsea sale update! Kyler Murray is mad! Opening of Marlins Park 10 years later! (Episode 578)
Today’s word of the day is ‘75 years’ as in Good Friday as in Happy Passover as in it’s the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in MLB. Let’s talk some about the life of Jackie Robinson, both on and off the field. Today is also the 9th anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. We’re headed to the race on Monday. Let’s discuss that day and every race after. (14:20) What’s the update on Chelsea Football Club’s sale? The Ricketts family has decided to pull its bid. The supporters of Chelsea turned on the Ricketts family quickly. Now three other American consortium’s are left. (18:45) Did you see the person who bought Tom Brady’s “final TD pass” for $518K got his money back? HORSE HOCKEY! Let me explain why. (25:30) Review: Harry Chapin. (31:00) Kyler Murray didn’t get an extension but his coach did. He and Kliff Kingsbury have the same agent. Murray is only entering his 4th year with the team so he still has two years left on his Rookie deal. Why is this situation even happening? It’s ridiculous. (34:35) NPPOD: Shohei Ohtani is in trouble. Can he possibly stay great as a pitcher and hitter? Doesn’t look like it. (43:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Marlins Park opening 10 years alter and what I would have done differently on that day.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 15, 2022
BAD FOR BUSINESS: Clayton Kershaw deserved a chance at a Perfect Game! What happened between the Giants and Padres? (Episode 577)
Today’s word of the day is ‘perfect’ as in allowing no hits or walks or players on base as in Clayton Kershaw was so close to throwing a perfect game for Los Angeles Dodgers and then POOF! He was yanked from the game after 7 innings and we all want to know why. Dave Roberts said health. People cried about health. HORSE HOCKEY! Kershaw was 80 pitches into this. He wasn’t throwing his arm out. (19:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the incident in the Padres vs Giants game. There was a bunt down big that set people off. There was an incident between two coaches about a bad word. The first woman in history coached on the field. A lot went down. (36:45) Review: Billions Season 6. (39:55) NPPOD - What is going on with Shohei Ohtani’s bat? (42:35) What is happening with Tom Brady? A report came out that Tom Brady was going to leave Tampa to be a player/owner for the Miami Dolphins. This whole plan fell apart after the Brian Flores lawsuit was filed. Whoa.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 14, 2022
What else has Dan Snyder been trying to get away with in Washington? Reds president really showed his fans some love...NOT (Episode 576)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Tuesday’ as in it’s Wednesday as in just another Tuesday as in Dan Snyder and the Washington Commanders have fallen deeper and deeper in the bad place. What happened now? More misogyny? More workplace harassment? More racist logos? Nope, it’s more financial issues. The US government is now trying to make an example of the Commanders after uncovering what looks like a scheme to hide millions from other teams and the NFL. Woof. (13:45) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me a question about Phil Castellini and the comments the Reds president made about the fans on a radio show. Not only did Castellini say the fans can kick rocks, he also said if the fans don’t like it the team will leave. Then he doubled down. Then he apologized. Whoops. (30:10) Review: Marry Me. (33:00) Some corrections from past episodes. (36:15) NPPOD. (40:35) A young player for the Philadelphia Phillies said that he effing hated Philly. Alex Bohm got caught on the hot mic. Alec Bohm got booed. Players really need to watch what they say in this hot mic world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 13, 2022
Team for sale! Team for sale! Step right up and buy the Nationals or Broncos! LeBron James says Lakers season wasn't a failure... LOL (Episode 575)
Today’s word of the day is ‘exploring’ as in Dora the Explorer as in trying to find the lost city of Atlantis as in the Washington Nationals could be for sale. The Lerner family is exploring potential sale of over $2B. Why would this be happening now? Why not say the team is just for sale? And what’s going on with the Denver Broncos? Are the Broncos about to be a Walmart brand? (21:30) LeBron James opened up about the end of the season. The Lakers missed the playoffs and fired its coach. LeBron said it was all good. Sure! (28:10) Review: Severance. (38:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I would do if a player took to social media before a game to show displeasure of not being in the starting lineup. (45:30) NPPOD. (48:00) Aaron Judge will not be traded. Stop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 12, 2022
Did Aaron Judge make right move turning down Yankees offer? Schefter's tweet about Dwayne Haskins should make us all think (Episode 574)
Today’s word of the day is ‘all rise’ as in stand up as in get on your feet as in the judge has entered the courtroom as in Aaron Judge turned down a massive extension from the New York Yankees. It was about $30M a year. Making Judge one of the highest paid players in the league and would take him through his age 38 season. Seems reasonable. Judge said no. The extension would put him into the Top 15 in terms of contract money/length. Will Judge leave the Yankees for more money? (14:40) Tiger Woods returned to golf at the Masters. He played okay. He made the cut which was the most important thing. Good to see him back. (16:40) Dwayne Haskins was tragically killed this past weekend. It’s a horrible story with a horrible end. NFL Insider Adam Schefter broke the story and his choice of words got him in deep trouble with Twitter. What was Schefter’s plan? Why did he say what he said? Was this just another transaction on the wire for him? And don’t get me started with Gil Brandt. (31:30) I have a story to tell about my weekend. Wear sunscreen. (34:50) Review: Euphoria. (39:35) What’s going on with the Boston Marathon? Why are Russian runners banned from running? What exactly is the point? It’s not like Putin is running. Where do you draw the line? (46:10) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 11, 2022
Freeman and Acuña situation; Did Brian Flores find the smoking gun against the NFL? TIGER WOODS IS BACK... but can he win it? (Episode 573)
Today’s word of the day is ‘clash’ as in an argument as in teammates fighting as in Ronald Acuña gave an interview where he said he wouldn’t miss anything about Freddie Freeman being off the Atlanta Braves. It was a little odd to see how this played out. Acuña didn’t like the way Freeman had handled things his rookie year in Atlanta. Freeman didn’t really understand where this was coming from — but we get it. (15:20) We have an update on the Brian Flores lawsuit. Two more African American coaches have joined the suit. Steve Wilks and Ray Horton both spoke openly about the way their interviews and coaching years were handled. Mike Mularkey came out to Horton’s defense and said the Titans told Mike he had the job before anyone else was even interviewed. (30:15) Review: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4. (32:00) Tiger Woods is back! His first tournament in over a year. He looked hurt when walking the course, but when he stepped up to the tee he was back. The old Tiger. The winner. The competitor. He moves the needle like no one else in sports can. (42:30) NPPOD. (45:45) Ke’Bryan Hayes got the largest contract in Pittsburgh Pirates history. $70M extension. For what? I mean, get paid… but why is he the player that Pirates made history with? Of all the other players in the clubs history.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 08, 2022
MLB OPENING DAY IS HERE! AL East Previews! NL East Previews! MVP, Cy Young predictions! World Series pick! Let's Play Ball! (Episode 572)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Opening Day’ as in it’s finally here as in baseball is back as in the lockout is over as every team is currently tied for first! Let’s break down everything you need to know about what happens today. What are teams doing to get ready? Do you still believe in your team? Do you NOT believe in your team? (12:30) Here’s my top 5 ballpark snacks! Not hot dogs or gourmet meals or monstrosity burgers. SNACKS! (15:20) Is the AL East the most interesting division in MLB history? The Blue Jays are good. The Yankees are good. The Rays are good. The Red Sox are good. The Orioles are… in the division, for sure. (21:20) What’s going on in the NL East? Are the Braves set to repeat? Can Scherzer and deGrom be historic for the Mets? Do the Phillies bat come together? What about the Marlins and Nationals? (28:45) Review: Boiling Point. (30:55) It’s time for awards! We’ll walk through MVP and Cy Young winners! (34:55) Who wins the Wild Card? Any teams you didn’t think I’d like? Who wins the World Series? Repeat Braves? New-look Blue Jays? Big bat Yankees? Big arm Mets? (38:30) My top 5 surprises for MLB this season. I love you all. Have a great season! - Coca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 07, 2022
WINNING TIME! LeBron, Westbrook, Lakers don't make playoffs; AL Central and NL Central Previews; MLB adds anti sign-stealing technology (Episode 571)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Winning Time’ no, not the series on HBO, no not some champion contender, we mean the 2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers. Why are we talking about them? The Lakers were eliminated from the a spot in the playoffs. They couldn’t even finish in the 10th spot for a chance at the play-in tournament. A LeBron James led team was an absolute disaster. The Russell Westbrook experience was a failure. Anthony Davis missed a majority of the season (again) with injury. What happens now? Will Frank Vogel get another year? (13:10) What’s going on in this division? Is it any good? The Pirates stink, the Reds stink, the Cubs… stink! Will it be a Brewers and Cardinals race alone? (21:40) AL Central time! The Cleveland Guardians are debuting a new name and the stink! The Tigers will overachieve. The White Sox are real contenders. (27:00) SO You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the new sign-stealing device that will be used in MLB. Interesting. (39:00) Review: The Rental. (44:55) It’s happening! Tiger Woods is back! The Masters is here and Tiger has returned to save golf ratings! (46:40) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 06, 2022
Is service time manipulation done in MLB? Are the Padres real contenders against the Dodgers in the NL West? Astros or Mariners in the AL West? (Episode 570)
Today’s word of the day is ‘service time’ as in Opening Day is about to be here as in has service time manipulation been deaded by the new CBA? Have you seen some of these new fresh names that have made MLB opening rosters? Let’s talk about some of these young players and why the fantasy is. sometimes better than the reality. (16:20) Let’s start our MLB previews with the NL West. A breakdown of the NL West and how we think this division will finish. It’s going to be the Dodgers vs Padres race! (25:35) What’s the AL West going to look like? Athletics are a disaster. Rangers tried. Angels are the Angels. Is this still the Astros division? Are the Mariners going to get hot? (33:55) Review: The Bubble. (36:35) Dan Snyder is back again. We promise it won’t be an everyday thing. It’s just… he can’t help himself. The owner of the Washington Commanders released a statement about his alleged behavior. (43:10) NPPOD (44:00) Bracket winners announced! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 05, 2022
Not again! Dan Snyder's adds financial allegations to resume; Carlos Beltran opens up about Astros cheating scandal; Athletics tank again! (Episode 569)
Today’s word of the day is ‘stolen’ as in Dan Snyder just can’t help himself as in the Washington Commanders reportedly withheld ticket revenue from opponents. How can this possibly be? What happens if this is true? (12:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Carlos Beltran’s comments on YES Network. Beltran spoke about cheating with the Houston Astros and how the team did it because no one asked them to stop. Why is he bringing this up now? (30:00) Review: Red Rocket. (32:30) Jacob deGrom has a stress fracture in his scapula. Jacob deGrom has said he will still opt out. Max Scherzer has a hamstring injury. The Mets paid the price, but will they get a return on the investment? How do teams have deals that fall apart? (40:15) The Oakland Athletics have tore it all down. Traded player after player after player. Why are so many people up in arms again? They weren’t going to win anything this year or next year or the year after. (45:40) NPPOD. Do we ride with UNC or take Kansas? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 04, 2022
April Fool's Day! Brian Cashman says Yankees should be 2017 World Series Champs! Dan Snyder needs to sell team! Jacob deGrom injury report! (Episode 568)
Today’s word of the day is ‘drought’ but first let’s start with April Fool’s Day as in the day of pranks as in the day of jokes as in the new world order of disinformation but every day is filled with that so let’s make today Don’t Be A Fools Day! Now back to drought! Yankees face Brian Cashman is mad, angry, upset, yada yada yada! He says “hey, Yankees fans can’t be upset because we should have won the 2017 World Series!”. That was the year of the Houston Astros cheating scandal. Interesting comments coming from a team that themselves got in trouble! (12:00) Dan Snyder is back in hot water again… not surprising. Bad team, bad front office, bad workplace culture, bad ownership group, and now, bad financials! A report came out that during this investigation by Congress it was revealed that Dan Snyder kept TWO DIFFERENT BOOKS on Washington’s financials. Oh boy. (32:30) Review: Casual. (35:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the New York Mets and Jacob deGrom. Historic start to 2021, and he got hurt. Mets sign Max Scherzer for a big 1,2 punch - and now deGrom has another shoulder issue before Opening Day. Is the juice worth the squeeze? (44:35) NPPOD. It’s the Final Four! Duke vs North Carolina! Villanova vs Kansas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 01, 2022
How badly did Tom Brady want Bruce Arians gone?; Why didn't MLB have something major planned for NOT Opening Day today? (Episode 567)
Today’s word of the day is ‘consultant’ as in assistance as in Assistant to the Regional Manager as in Bruce Arians announced last night he would be stepping down as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to join the front office. Sure. Gotcha. So you’re saying Tom Brady returned to the Buccaneers and was okay with his coach stepping down this late? Or was this planned the whole time? Hmm… (12:25) Today was supposed to be MLB’s Opening Day, until it wasn’t. Why didn’t MLB plan anything big for today to make up for the fact that it’s been delayed a full week? Are we just supposed to pretend it never happened? Or is Home Run Derby X the new big thing? HA. Cmon, man! What is Rob Manfred up to? He needs to rehab his relationship with the players and he’s trying to do that. (23:50) Quick story on the Nationals spring training games. They were shelled by the Cardinals. But this part is important. (28:50) Review: Windfall. (33:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? So Meta (formerly Facebook) is coming after TikTok, hard. They spent BIG money on a conservative lobbying firm to try and hurt TikTok in Washington D.C. (42:10) NPPOD. (44:55) Wait to see: Is Tiger Woods returning to the Masters? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 31, 2022
Trevor Bauer's lawsuit against Molly Knight/The Athletic; NFL Owners meetings: Deshaun Watson suspension? Lamar Jackson deal? New OT RULES! (Episode 566)
Today’s word of the day is ‘defamation’ as in Trevor Bauer is back! No, not back pitching, but back in the news. Last night Bauer took to Twitter and said he is suing The Athletic and former employee Molly Knight. Let’s explain what’s going on here. (13:20) Roger Goodell answered some media questions yesterday at the NFL owners meetings. He spoke about a few different topics, but let’s read what he said about Deshaun Watson. (20:20) Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was at the NFL Owner’s Meetings and spoke about Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson. Watson got a fully guaranteed deal from the Cleveland Browns. Now what happens with the Ravens and Lamar Jackson who needs a new deal after this season? Bisciotti is not happy! (28:50) Review: Against The Ice. (33:20) Everyone was mad about the overtime rules in the NFL. Bills vs Chiefs, anyone? So they changed the rules for the postseason. Easy fix. (38:30) Are the Kansas City Chiefs moving to Kansas? Is that possible? What about the Washington Commanders? Are they moving too? Is everyone moving!? (42:30) NPPOD. (44:30) Jim Irsay is the owner of the Indianapolis Colts. He had some things to say about Carson Wentz yesterday that was not good. The Colts traded Wentz away so why did Irsay need to say anything? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 30, 2022
Stadium Building 101: How the Buffalo Bills got the deal done; NFL diversity coaching program has major flaws (Episode 565)
Today’s word of the day is ‘1.4 Billion’ as in $1.4B as in one point four billion dollars as in that’s the cost of the new Buffalo Bills stadium. How does this get done? Are the Bills paying for the whole stadium? Ha. $850M will be coming from tax payers. The Bills will only pay $350M and the NFL will fund $200M. Why is it done like this? Let’s talk about Marlins Park. (21:10) What’s going on with NFL diversity programs in coaching hiring? The NFL is launching a new program where teams are required to hire a minority or a woman for an offensive coaching role. The payments are not from the team, but from an NFL fund. What? (31:35) Review: Pam & Tommy. (37:30) Will Smith apologized for the incident at the Oscars. (40:25) NPPOD. (42:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Dave Roberts said the Dodgers are going to win the World Series. He said to write it down in Sharpie now. Someone asked me if I like when my manager says this.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 29, 2022
And the Oscar goes to... Will Smith and Chris Rock; Deshaun Watson and Jimmy Haslam can't get out of their own ways (Episode 564)
Today’s word of the day is ‘smack’ as in the 2022 Oscars will be remembered for the slap heard round the world. Chris Rock was presenting and made a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith. Will Smith got up, walked across the stage, and smacked Chris Rock across the face. What a moment. Let’s fire off some takes! What happened during the Oscars? Winners and losers. Jokes and not jokes. Presenters. Hosts. What a night. (31:50) Deshaun Watson and the Cleveland Browns held a press conference on Friday. It was a train wreck. Jimmy and Dee Haslam held their own press conference. Another disaster. (45:40) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 28, 2022
Introducing The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert
Now you can get the #1 show in late night, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, delivered straight to your ears. Keep up with all the whip-smart writing, hilarious monologues, and revealing conversations with celebrity guests, only on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert. New episodes every weekday wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 27, 2022
What's Deshaun Watson going to say? Eric Adams did this for the best interest of New York City... Oscar Predictions! (Episode 563)
Today’s word of the day is ‘second’ as in not first as in another one as in grand jury number two convened in Texas to decide whether to indict Deshaun Watson. The public did not see this coming, but Watson and the Cleveland Browns knew about this. What did they decide? Not to indict Watson. So what happens now? Watson, head coach Kevin Stefanski, and GM Andrew Berry will speak at 1pm. After that, owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam will hold their own presser. What is going to be said? Is Watson going to answer questions from the media? (9:20) A press conference was held at Citi Field yesterday with Mayor Eric Adams, Randy Levine of the Yankees, and Sandy Alderson of the Mets. Did you hear what he said? Was it the truth? (18:35) Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home. (20:55) It’s time for some Oscar predictions! The Academy Award goes to… (31:35) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how sports radio deals work for teams. Why would they ask this? Because the Washington Commanders just dropped a local radio station as it’s official gameday broadcasters. (40:40) It’s time to update some Wait To See topics: Nike has renewed its deal with Kobe Bryant’s estate to continue the production of Kobe sneakers and a new line dedicated to Gigi.; Now lets’s talk about payroll in MLB. Cheap teams. Poor teams. Rich teams. Wealthy teams.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 25, 2022
Dolphins go all in on Tyreek Hill trade; Did Steve Cohen save New York sports?; Chelsea fans #NoToRicketts campaign (Episode 562)
Today’s word of the day is ‘because Miami’ as in why did that happen? BECAUSE MIAMI! No, not the Miami Heat kerfuffle. No, not Jorge Masvidal getting arrested. We’re walking about the Miami Dolphins trading for Tyreek Hill. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Dolphins are spending like crazy as a way to distract us from the allegations of tanking against Stephen Ross by Brian Flores. Did they do enough to help Tua or is Tua the problem? (14:55) The Atlanta Falcons traded longtime QB Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts. Falcons GM Terry Fontenot said they did this trade for Matt, not to maximize compensation. WHAT? (24:55) Review: Jackass Forever. (29:35) New York City Mayor Eric Adams is set to announce an update on the vaccine mandate that will allow athletes to play at home unvaccinated. Why now? Does it have anything to do with Steve Cohen? Is Kyrie Irving back? Why is it taking place at Citi Field? (34:30) NPPOD. (35:50) The owners of the Chicago Cubs have their eyes set on Chelsea FC. The going rate looks close to over $4B, which would be the most expensive franchise ever. The campaign against the Ricketts Family by Chelsea fans is big time. Let’s talk about this family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 24, 2022
MLB Rule Changes: Ghost Runners BACK, The Shohei Ohtani Rule; What is arbitration? Is Aaron Judge still going to get PAID? (Episode 561)
Today’s word of the day is ‘ghost runner’ not ghost rider but ghost runner as in MLB’s rule of having a runner on 2nd base to start extra innings. We need a better name for this. NEED IT! Let’s talk about some rule changes between the players and owners. We now have a Shohei Ohtani rule! (13:50) What is arbitration? Which players are getting paid? Who is avoiding hearings? Why do you want to avoid hearings? (30:55) Review: Deep Water. (34:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Bernie Sanders campaign against Major League Baseball’s Anti-trust Exemption. (44:20) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 23, 2022
Will Rob Manfred's letter to Brian Cashman expose the Yankees? Are the Dodgers afraid of the Steve Cohen Tax? (Episode 560)
Today’s word of the day is ‘Dear Brian’ as in Dear, Brian Cashman as in Rob Manfred sent the Yankees a letter in 2017 about sign-stealing. What could be in this letter? How much could it hurt the Yankees, MLB, Rob Manfred? Well, we might find out after a court said it will be unsealed. (21:30) The Los Angeles Dodgers could ova been close to breaking the new Steve Cohen Tax line, but they allowed free agent Kenley Jansen to go to Atlanta. Is this what MLBPA was afraid of? That big spenders wouldn’t sign their own if they were close to this threshold? (36:40) Review: Phoenix Rising. (43:20) NPPOD. (44:55) Zion Williamson might not play this season. He’s dealing with injuries, he was out of shape, he was away from the team. What is happening here? He’s played 85 games in 3 years. Not great! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 22, 2022
Cleveland Browns statement on Deshaun Watson tells us everything we already knew about the NFL (Episode 559)
Today’s word of the day is ‘empathetic’ as in showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another as in the Cleveland Browns have traded for Deshaun Watson and released a statement that is so ridiculous, we have to talk about it. The Cleveland Browns are giving Watson $230M GUARANTEED! The Cleveland Browns made Watson’s base salary $1M so if he’s suspended he doesn’t lose a big chunk of money. But the Jimmy Haslam and the Cleveland Browns are empathetic towards the TWENTY-TWO women accusing Watson of sexual assault… which was not in their statement. (14:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the New York Yankees and what’s going on with Brian Cashman. They asked if the Yankees can win the World Series. The Yankees did not sign Carlos Correa or Trevor Story. So let’s walk through these new contracts that players are signing, and eventually get back to the Yankees. (33:45) Review: F1 Drive to Survive Season 4. We watched the Bahrain Grand Prix live for the first time and it was exciting! (38:10) NPPOD. (41:20) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are doing something not nice to fans. They are forcing season ticket holders to buy tickets for not just this season, but next season as well. Why? Because this could be Tom Brady’s last season. Wow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 21, 2022
Aaron Rodgers has no one left to blame but Aaron Rodgers; Latest on Trevor Bauer (Episode 558)
Today’s word of the day is ‘neighbors’ as in welcome to the neighborhood as in Mr. Rogers as in Davante Adams is moving to Las Vegas and joining the Raiders. Adams reportedly bought a home by his friend and new QB Derek Carr. What about Aaron Rodgers? He decided to sign a MEGA deal to return to Green Bay, he posted all these pictures with Adams, saying one made him cry, and now Adams is gone. What will Rodgers say now? Did he know? (11:00) Baker Mayfield is mad. He doesn’t have a new deal from Cleveland; the team pursued a trade for Deshaun Watson; the team did not get Watson. Now Baker wants out of Cleveland and the team said no. (18:25) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me for the latest on Trevor Bauer. He had his Administrative Leave extended through April 16. (27:55) Review: Cyrano. (35:50) NPPOD. (39:40) The Dallas Mavericks are in hot water again. Mark Cuban was accused of a toxic workplace. Mark Cuban has had to fire people left and right. Now Cuban is being sued for retaliation in the firing of Donnie Nelson. The accusations stem from what Nelson says was his firing due to whistle blowing that his nephew was sexually assaulted by a member of the Mavericks front office. Whoa boy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 18, 2022
Freddie Freeman and those Damn Dodgers!!! What exactly is the plan for the Rockies with Kris Bryant? (Episode 557)
Today’s word of the day is ‘D Squared’ as in those damn, Dodgers as in Freddie Freeman is now a Los Angles Dodger. The rich stay getting richer. How did this happen? Money, money, money! You just need to hope the pitching isn’t good enough because the lineup is stacked. Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, Freddie Freeman, Cody Bellinger — the list goes on and on. And let’s chill with the Andrew Friedman love… it’s not hard to offer the most years and money! (11:40) The Colorado Rockies signed Kris Bryant to a 7-year, $182M deal. What? Why? How? (24:20) Review: West Side Story. (28:40) Deshaun Watson recruitment is getting out of hand. He was a full no-trade clause in his longterm deal. Falcons, Saints, Panthers, Browns are all in, but which team gets Watson? Do we know if he’ll be suspended? Do we know how the civil case will end? (35:35) NPPOD. (38:40) A few teams have proposed new overtime rules in the NFL. Should the rules be changed because of what happened in the playoffs between the Chiefs and Bills? (44:25) Let’s talk about Disney and its relationship with Florida.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 17, 2022
Introducing 'In Soccer We Trust: A U.S. Soccer Podcast'
Download and follow the brand new In Soccer We Trust podcast, from CBS Sports, for comprehensive coverage of U.S. Soccer featuring former USMNT players, Jimmy Conrad, Charlie Davies and Heath Pearce! You can find In Soccer We Trust on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever else podcasts are found. A CBS Sports podcast celebrating the beautiful game as it pertains to the United States, In Soccer We Trust will cover every corner of the U.S. soccer ecosystem - from grassroots to the senior national teams and everything in between - offering a mix of news, views, interviews, analysis, fan culture and insider expertise! Join former USMNT players Jimmy Conrad, Heath Pearce and Charlie Davies three times every week as they share their stories, opinions, and unflinching passion for the Red, White and Blue! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 17, 2022
New York City mandates impact on Yankees and Mets; Baker Mayfield pens letter to Browns fans (Episode 556)
Today’s word of the day is ‘c’mon c’mon’ as in not in the movie with Joaquin Phoenix as in c’mon with the vaccine talk this deep into Covid. New York still has laws in place for the private sector that say unvaccinated employees can’t be around. Kyrie Irving still can’t play home games. The team was fined $50K for allowing him into the locker room after a game he bought his own tickets to. Now we have a Yankees and Mets dilemma. They cannot play home games if they are unvaccinated. Paging Aaron Judge. We don’t know if he is vaccinated, we don’t know if he’s not. Oh, boy. (18:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Baker Mayfield and the letter he wrote to Browns fans. The Browns are said to have been meeting with Deshaun Watson about a potential trade - what’s that mean for Mayfield’s future? (26:55) What is going on with the Kris Bryant sweepstakes? Is he going to be a Philly? Bryce Harper REALLY wants him to be there with him. Will he? (36:10) Review: The Adam Project. (38:35) Randy Gregory was a Cowboy. Randy Gregory agreed to a deal with the Cowboys. The Cowboys tweeted Randy Gregory was going to be a Cowboy. And then he wasn’t! Randy Gregory could now be a Denver Bronco because of a clause in the deal from the Cowboys. (45:25) NPPOD. (46:25) Donate to the World Central Kitchen if you’re looking to give to charity.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 16, 2022
MLB Tanking: Reds, Athletics hold firesale; Fernando Tatis Jr. injured once more; Atlanta Braves make business decision (Episode 555)
Today’s word of the day is ‘tanking’ as in tearing it down as in restart as in losing games to reset it all as in the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics have traded away big salary players for a prospects. The Reds gave up on All Star Jesse Winker so they could dump Eugenio Suarez salary to the Seattle Mariners. The Athletics traded Matt Olson to the Atlanta Braves. Wasn’t the CBA supposed to address this? That’s what the experts said (not us!). It is business as usual. (19:25) Fernando Tatis Jr. has fractured his wrist. He is out 3 months. Reportedly, he did this in a motorcycle crash. Wonderful. (31:30) Review: Dopesick. (40:00) NPPOD. (40:25) Freddie Freeman will not be an Atlanta Brave anymore. The Braves traded for Matt Olson. It’s a new era in Atlanta. Fans are infuriated. Was it a smart move? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 15, 2022
Tom Brady is back! What to do with Deshaun Watson? MLB moves are being made - trades, signings, and more! (Episode 554)
Today’s word of the day is ‘I’m back’ as in Michael Jordan as in Tom Brady as in the return. Tom Brady announced on Sunday he would be returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Oh, cmon! A day after his LAST touchdown ball went at auction for over $500K. Let’s talk about this decision to return. What has he been up to in the past 40 days? (11:00) Deshaun Watson will not be indicted by a grand jury. Let me explain what this means; for Watson; for the accusers; for the NFL. (21:45) Review: William Hurt Top 3 movies. (28:55) MLB is back! WE were promised a run on signings and trades and craziness over the weekend, and it just didn’t happen. Freddie Freeman still a free agent. Carlos Correa still a free agent. But, hey, the Yankees traded for Josh Donaldson! Nelson Cruz signed with the Nationals. What are the Padres doing? Steve Cohen has put the full court press on small revenue teams. The Steve Cohen tax is here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 14, 2022
Breaking down the new CBA: Here are the details you should care about! Winners and Losers... Paging Dr. Boras (Episode 553)
Today’s word of the day is ‘thank you’ as in a deal in MLB was done as in thank you to the fans as in thank you to the players as in thank you to the owners as in thank you everyone. We finally get baseball. We get a full season. We get expanded playoffs. We get to have fun now! Play ball! CBA! CBT! CBD! (36:55) Review: Field of Dreams. (39:30) NPPOD. (42:50) Deshaun Watson is in court today. Let me explain what exactly is happening today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 11, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Baseball is back! MLB and MLBPA FINALLY agree on a deal!
Baseball is back! Baseball is back! Baseball is back! Let’s play ball, people! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 10, 2022
MLB Lockout: Enough is enough - from BOTH sides! Here's what needs to happen. What do UK sanctions mean for Chelsea? (Episode 552)
Today’s word of the day is ‘utmost respect’ as in not just normal level of respect as in the highest level of respect there is as in MLB canceled another set of games this year. What the heck is going on? We were close to a deal and then it all fell apart. The International draft became a big sticking point. The Union is mad about the way MLB owners acted. The owners are made the players didn’t choose one of the three options. Owners are mad. Players are mad. Fans are furious. (31:40) Review: Survivor 42 Episode 1. (35:10) The UK has dropped BIG sanctions on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. All his assets have been frozen — Chelsea being one of them. What happens to the sale? What happens to the club? (41:15) NPPOD - Ben Simmons is back in Philadelphia for the first time since the trade to Brooklyn. Simmons is not playing. Simmons is preparing to file a grievance against the Sixers. Interesting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 10, 2022
MLB Lockout: Get back in the room and make a deal already! Wilson trade impact on valuation of Broncos before sale (Episode 551)
Today’s word of the day is ‘fool’s gold’ as in a treasure hunt for what could be as in sitting around all night, refreshing Twitter, trying to talk to friends, searching, waiting, looking for some new news. And what happened? Nothing! The deadline came and went — although we never got a specific time — no games were cancelled, more meetings happened, but still no deal. So what is happening!? We have the most detailed offer sheet from MLB that we’ve seen this whole lockout. (20:48) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Russell Wilson trade. The Denver Broncos traded 2 first round picks, 2 second round picks, Noah Fant, Drew Lock, and more to Seattle for Russell Wilson. Holy moly! But, I thought Pete Carroll said Wilson wouldn’t be traded! What does this do for the Broncos sale!? (32:20) Review: Downfall - The Case Against Boeing. (42:45) NPPOD. Let’s talk hockey! Alexander Ovechkin is scoring goals for the Washington Capitals still. Interesting statements from the team. (46:50) Aaron Rodgers is back in Green Bay. He’s got a new deal, but says he didn’t sign a new deal. Big money. Little money. No money.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 09, 2022
MLB Lockout: Is Tuesday the final countdown? Is MLB bluffing? Let's see if the players are willing to gamble on it (Episode 550)
Today’s word of the day is ‘final countdown’ as in will things ever be the same again as in Europe as in MLB set a new deadline for MLBPA to agree to new terms. This was the same thing was said last week before canceling games. Now MLB says we have a new deadline to cancel games. What is going on?! Is this a new deadline? Is this the final deadline? WAIT TO SEE! (18:00) Yankees president Randy Levine spoke for the first time publicly. Let’s discuss his comments. (23:10) What happened to Jeff Passan? Did MLB call ESPN and have them go after Passan for his comments? That’s exactly what happened. (32:15) Review: Winning Time Ep. 1 (36:15) NPPOD. (39:35) Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley has been suspended for the entire 2022 NFL season for betting on games. Ridley missed 12 games for the Falcons last year after taking leave for personal reasons. Let’s discuss the integrity of sports and why the NFL went so hard on Ridley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 08, 2022
MLB Lockout: Prepare for MLB to cancel more games (Episode 549)