First Take

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 Sep 28, 2019


 Nov 14, 2018

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First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith and guests debate about the day's top stories.

Episode Date
Looking For Panties In Cleveland
1718
Charly, Kimberley, and Elle recount KMart's medical emergency before getting into impulse control, social media's takeover, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2022
Hour 2: White Lightning
2713
In this episode, Stephen A., Mina Kimes, and Keyshawn Johnson discuss their confidence levels in the Buccaneers to win the NFC South. Plus, does this crew think it's a smart move for Dallas to be all-in on OBJ? Herm Edwards joins the show to react to Stephen's A-List and has some opinions about how "fluid" it actually is. After a stellar showing from Mike White in the Jets' win over the Bears, we debate if Saleh should continue to bench Zach Wilson. Paul Finebaum is here to talk CFB ahead of the final playoff rankings tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2022
Hour 1: Pack It In?
2648
In this episode, Keyshawn Johnson and Marcus Spears hold it down while Stephen A. gets caught being late to the office. The crew debates whether or not Green Bay needs to rest Rodgers amid his rib injury. Plus, who deserves the blame for the Colts' poor clock management in last night's loss against the Steelers? Speaking of blame, Tim Legler joins the show to discuss the Lakers' 17-point collapse against the Pacers and debate who's responsible for the last-second loss. Herm Edwards is here to debate whether or not the Bills can win the Super Bowl if Von Miller's injury ends his season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2022
Hour 2 : Straight Shooter
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Stephen A Smith and Michael Irvin welcomes Ryan Clark to talk about who is the BEST team in the NFL right now. Also, check out Stephen A Smith's memoir "Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes" that will be releasing soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
Hour 1 : Balti-Less
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Coming off this action packed weekend, Stephen A Smith, Michael Irvin and Dan Orlovsky talk about some big changes that might need to be made to some teams going forward. Do you think Aaron Rodgers has played his last game as a Green Bay Packer? Is Lamar Jackson playing as if he deserves to be paid? Is Mike White the answer for saving the Jets season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
Hour 2: Under Scrutiny
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In this episode, Stephen A., Bart Scott, and Sam Acho debate who on the Dallas Cowboys is the most important player... not named Dak Prescott. It's Rivalry Week in college football so we get into some of the greatest rivalries in CFB history. Stephen A. addresses recent controversy surrounding a photograph of Jerry Jones from 1957. It's Friday so that means it's time for Molly's Deal as the crew gives us their best bets for the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2022
Hour 1: Winner Winner Turkey Dinner
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In this episode, Stephen A. comes face to face with an excited Michael Irvin to discuss the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day win over the New York Giants. Stephen A. and Irvin debate which Turkey Day winner made the bigger statement: The Bills or Vikings? Plus, Bart Scott joins the show to react to Aaron Rodgers' recent confession that he's been playing with a broken thumb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2022
Hour 1: Turkey Time
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Damien Woody discuss the Thanksgiving slate of the NFL, if the Vikings will bounce back from Sunday's beatdown, if the Bills will be on upset alert and Stephen A gives us his Top 5 all-time Thanksgiving games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2022
Hour 2: Changing Narrative?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Keyshawn Johnson tell us which Super Bowl matchup they would most like to see this year. Plus, we react to breaking news from Adam Schefter about New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. It's Wednesday so you know what that means! Mad Dog is going to tell us what he's mad about this week. Stephen A. sounds off on the NFL MVP award being known as a QB award. Joe Fortenbaugh is here and gives us his best bets for tomorrow's Thanksgiving games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Hour 1: Simmons Spoiled Return
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In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Monica McNutt talk about Ben Simmons' return to Philly last night and debate whether or not the game lived up to the hype. Plus, Patrick Beverly was ejected from last night's game after shoving Deandre Ayton and our guys have something to say about that. Keyshawn Johnson joins the show to weigh in on the Cowboys' crusade to land free agent OBJ. Paul Finebaum is here to take us through the newest CFP Rankings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Owning Mistakes & Giving Grace
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Charly and Elle tell you why your Thanksgiving turkey is so dry, how to bring a significant others to family gatherings, and why living life without a filter can be problematic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Hour 2 : I Plead The Fifth
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In this episode you will hear Stephen A Smith give his infamous Stephen's A-List! What would you grade him? Paul Finebaum stops by to talk some college football rankings and answer some questions we may all be asking. Mina Kimes ways in on the 49ers and if they are true contenders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
Hour 1 : NY Disaster
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Stephen A Smith and Keyshawn Johnson discuss if the New York Jets should make some changes if they have any hope to turn around their season. In addition, they try to figure out who would be to blame if the 49ers fail to reach the super bowl. Tim Legler gives his opinion on Ben Simmons and his first game back in Philly tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
Hour 2: Net Gains?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Ryan Clark, and Michael Irvin unpack the Dallas Cowboys' blowout win over the Minnesota Vikings and debate if the game said more about Dak Prescott or Kirk Cousins. Brian Windhorst joins the show to talk all things NBA including Klay Thompson coming alive against the Rockets, Anthony Davis dropping 30 in the Lakers' 3rd straight win, Ben Simmons' expectations for his return to Philly, and of course Kyrie's latest comments. Michael Irvin Mondays are back and he goes all out when he tells us his top 3 playmakers from Week 11. The crew debates which team is the bigger threat in the NFC: Eagles or Cowboys? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2022
Hour 1: Better Off Mahomes?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky, and a very excited Michael Irvin talk about the statement the Cowboys made in their blowout win over the Vikings yesterday. The crew debates which player is having a more impressive season: Patrick Mahomes or Tyreek Hill? After a poor performance from Zach Wilson in a loss to the Patriots, the crew discusses next steps for the Jets, including whether or not Wilson should be benched. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2022
Hour 1: Go Home Rodgers
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Stephen A., Ryan Clark, Marcus Spears and Kendrick Perkins discuss the Nets playoff chances, if Dak Prescott has anything to prove this weekend and who is going to win the AFC East? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
Hour 2: Curtain Call
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Stephen A., Bart Scott, Marcus Spears, Heather Dinich and undefeated lightweight boxer Ryan Garcia discuss his upcoming fight with undefeated belt holder Gervonta Davis, if the Chiefs are better without Tyreek Hill and who will win the Heisman? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
Hour 2: It's not disrespect....
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Stephen A., Jay Williams, Dan Orlovsky and Joe Fortenbaugh discuss the best NFL bets of the weekend, the Packers playoff chances and if the Chargers must beat the Chiefs this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
Hour 1: Attack on Titan
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Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky and Jay Williams discuss the warriors road woes, the weakest link for the Cowboys and if Josh Allen's turnover-prone nature cost the Bills a Super Bowl? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
Hour 2: Ja Dropping
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In this episode, Stephen A. is joined by 2-time Super Bowl champion Jimmy Johnson as they debate whether or not Dak Prescott can lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl. Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Marcus Spears are here to debate which season turnaround is the more compelling story: Tom Brady in Tampa or Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay? Stephen A. responds to Charles Barkley's criticism of Ja Morant. What is Mad Dog mad about this week? He'll certainly tell you! Plus, OBJ has a few possible landing spots, but where would our guys like to see the Super Bowl winner play? We take a moment to honor the 3 UVA football players whose lives were tragically lost in a campus shooting this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
Hour 1: Pressure on Prescott?
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo react to comments from Bruce Arians about Tom Brady and the Bucs' season so far. Domonique Foxworth joins the debate over whether or not Dak Prescott is under more pressure to win a Super Bowl than any other QB. Plus, the Packers' momentum has shifted since beating Dallas, but does this mean the team has turned a corner? Paul Finebaum is here to take us through the newest CFP rankings and predict what the playoff picture will look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
Three Old Ladies Give Takes
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Charly, KMart, and Elle explain the importance of traveling in comfort. Then, they get into the fighting Saturdays with Jeff Saturday winning his first game as interim HC of the Colts. After that, we get into when is it appropriate to let all your emotions show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
Hour 2: Josh Pit
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In this episode, Stephen A., Mina Kimes, and Keyshawn Johnson debate whether or not the Eagles' loss to the Commanders last night is a good thing for the 8-1 team. Herm Edwards joins the show since it's time for Stephen's A-List of the Top-5 NFL teams, and with all the shake-ups this weekend it's a good thing the list is fluid. Stephen A. reacts to a questionable tech called on Jayson Tatum last night. Las Vegas fell to 2-7, prompting the crew to debate what the Raiders' biggest problem is this season. Paul Finebaum is here ahead of the newest CFP rankings to dive into the possible playoff picture. The crew debates which one-handed catch was better: OBJ or Justin Jefferson? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2022
Hour 1: Philadelphia Freedom
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson debate whether or not the Eagles' first loss of the season last night was ultimately a good thing for the formerly undefeated team. The Cowboys lost to the Packers and Stephen A. just won't let it go. Does he believe that Dak Prescott is the weak link in Dallas, or is it the defense that's to blame? Jerry Jones has something to say about Stephen A.'s opinion on that. Herm Edwards joins the show to debate whether or not Tua is a Top-5 quarterback right now. We take a moment to acknowledge and remember the 3 UVA football players gone too soon after an act of gun violence took place on campus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2022
Hour 2: Dammit Dak
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Stephen A. and Ryan Clark dissect Josh Allen's recent letdowns, the Raiders continue to disappoint and Israel Adesanya loses his UFC Title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2022
Hour 1: Money Minnesota
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Stephen A. and Dan Orlovsky discuss the Cowboys defensive concerns, if Aaron Rodgers can lead the Packers to the playoffs and if we left the Tom Brady train too soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2022
Hour 2: Beginning of the End?
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Stephen A., Bart Scott, Herm Edwards and Kendrick Perkins unpack LeBron's comments on Kyrie Irving, the DC attorney general's lawsuit against Commander owner Daniel Snyder and the team as well as who had the best Jets rant: Bart or Herm? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2022
Hour 1: Sinking Ship?
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Stephen A., Bart Scott, Herm Edwards and Desmond Howard discuss Texas's chances of upsetting TCU, Josh Allen's chances of playing Sunday and the Packers losing streak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2022
Hour 2: Jacque Wave
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Monica McNutt debate whether or not the Nets made the right call hiring Jacque Vaughn as their permanent Head Coach. Dan Orlovsky is here to give us his "Orlovs-keys" to this weekend's slate of games as well as reaction to a statement released by the Commanders that includes the shooting of RB Brian Robinson. Israel Adesanya is with us in studio as we preview his upcoming fight against Alex Pereira in UFC 281. Joe Fortenbaugh joins the show with his best bets for this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2022
Hour 1: Loss-Angeles
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Brian Windhorst react to news out of Brooklyn that the Nets have made Jacque Vaughn their new Head Coach. Plus, the crew debates if the Lakers are having an even worse season than expected as LeBron faces possible injury. Dan Orlovsky joins the show to debate whether or not the Bills need to rest Josh Allen against the Vikings this weekend as he deals with an elbow injury. The Bucs will face the Seahawks in Germany on Sunday after a much-needed win last week, but can Tom Brady shine brighter than Geno Smith to get Tampa's season going? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2022
Hour 2: QB Or Not QB
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo are joined by Daniel Cormier to debate which of the 2020 draft QBs they'd rather have leading their team. Plus, Cormier gives us his list of top 5 fighters of all time. It's Wednesday so Mad Dog is here to tell us what has him so angry this week. The crew debates which team is more in need of the 1-seed: the Chiefs or the Bills? We get into the latest news on Brittney Griner's detainment in Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
Hour 1: What's Love Got To Do With It?
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo debate how big of a deal Odell Beckham Jr. joining the Cowboys would be. Domonique Foxworth joins the show with reaction to Aaron Rodgers' comments after his poor performance against the Lions. The crew debates who is the clear NFL MVP frontrunner. Paul Finebaum joins us to unpack the 2nd set of CFP Rankings and get into the possible playoff picture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
Wake Up & Have A Baby
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The trio is reunited after weeks of travel to talk about their colleague Jeff Saturday becoming the interim HC of the Colts. Then, the ladies give a list of head coaches with Robert Saleh at the top, but not for the reasons you're thinking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
Hour 2: Big decisions in Big D
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Stephen A., Keyshawn Johnson, Paul Finebaum discuss Alabama's playoff chances, the Lakers future outlook and Stephen's A list lays out his top 5 teams of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2022
Hour 1: Baller Birds
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Stephen A., Keyshawn Johnson, Mina Kimes and Tim Legler discuss the NBPA's appeal of Kyrie's suspension, Jeff Saturday's new coaching job and who is the most important Dolphin: Tua or Tyreek? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2022
Hour 2: Reich Fired
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Stephen A., Michael Irvin, Ryan Clark, Adam Schefter and Kendrick Perkins discuss if the Nets should want Kyrie Irving back, did the Rams lose or did the Bucs win, and Michael Irvin lays out his top playmakers of the NFL weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2022
Hour 1: Tom-pa Bay
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In this episode, Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky debate whether or not Tom Brady saved the Buccaneers' season after their comeback win over the Rams. Another GOAT in a very different situation this week is Aaron Rodgers, who threw 3 interceptions in the Packers' loss to the Lions. The crew debates how much blame should be placed on Rodgers after Green Bay losing for the fifth straight week. Plus, the Chiefs squeezed by the Titans in an OT win led by Patrick Mahomes, but is his team asking too much of their star quarterback? The Bills took an unexpected L to the New York Jets this week, so Stephen A. and Irvin debate if they're still the AFC East favorite. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2022
Hour 2: CFP Push
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Stephen A., Marcus Spears, Bart Scott, Heather Dinich, Kendrick Perkins and Monica McNutt discuss Kyrie Irving's future in Brooklyn, can LSU hop into the playoff picture and who shines brighter Sunday: Henry or Mahomes? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2022
Hour 1 : Kyrie's Last Game in NY?
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Stephen A Smith and Kendrick Perkins discusses the Brooklyn Nets issuing Kyrie Irving a 5 game suspension without pay on his failure to issue no clear apology for promoting a book and film containing anti-Semitic rhetoric on his social media. Did the Brooklyn Nets give the proper response to the situation at hand? Can he continue to be the face of an organization without any backlash? Fly Eagles Fly! Marcus Spears and Ryan Clark take a deeper look into the Eagles and try to figure out are they a true threat? Tune in to hear more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2022
Hour 2: Warrior Worries?
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Kendrick Perkins, Jay Williams, Bart Scott, Dan Orlovsky and Joe Fortenbaugh talk about their best NFL bets for the weekend, the Lakers two-game winning streak and who hands the Eagles their first loss? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2022
Hour 1: Don't Hate... Donate
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Kendrick Perkins, Jay Williams, Bart Scott, Dan Orlovsky and Todd Frazier discuss the Astros history making no hitter, why the Packers didn't make a trade deadline move and who's had a more impressive season: Tyreek Hill or Patrick Mahomes? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2022
Hour 2: Snyders Selling
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In this episode, Stephen A., Jay Williams, JJ Redick, and Amar'e Stoudemire discuss the news that Steve Nash is out as Brooklyn's Head Coach and debate how well the situation with Kyrie was handled by the Nets organization. We have Breaking News reaction from Adam Schefter, Marcus Spears, Kimberly A. Martin, and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo as Commanders owner Dan Snyder announces he's exploring a potential sale of the team. Redick and Russo debate whether or not the Nets season can be saved in the wake of Nash's exit and their Kyrie controversy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2022
Hour 1: Broke-lyn Dreams
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In this episode, Stephen A. is joined by a stacked lineup of Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, JJ Redick, Jay Williams, and Adrian Wojnarowski with reaction to the Nets' firing of Head Coach Steve Nash and who Brooklyn is eyeing to take his place. Paul Finebaum is here to talk about the first College Football Playoff Rankings and debate with Mad Dog on whether or not they got the rankings right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2022
Hour 2: Zeke Critique
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In this episode, Jeff Saturday, Keyshawn Johnson, RGIII, and Mina Kimes hold it down for Stephen A. and debate which team is the biggest threat to the Bills and Chiefs in the AFC. Plus, Jeff Saturday takes over the A-List with his top 5 NFL teams this week. With the standout performance by Tony Pollard in the Cowboys' win over the Bears fresh in their minds, the crew debates if he deserves to be the starter over Ezekiel Elliot. Plus, the NFC South is anyone's to win, but which teams do our guys think will come out on top? Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have now lost 4 straight games and we debate if their season is officially finished. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2022
Hour 1: Deadline Headlines
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In this episode, Jeff Saturday, Keyshawn Johnson, and RGIII hold it down for Stephen A. as they react to the Bengals double-digit loss to the Browns last night and debate if Cincinnati is in danger of missing the playoffs. Plus, with the trade deadline tonight, Adam Schefter is here to debate what last-minute moves should be made by the Packers and Cowboys. Brian Windhorst and Bomani Jones join the show with their takes on the newest Kyrie Irving situation in Brooklyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2022
Hour 2 : Spooky Showdown
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In this Episode you will hear Dan Orlovsky reveal his Top 5 Scariest NFL Teams. Do you think you know who they will be? Ryan Clark discusses who is the bigger surprise between Vikings and Packers, and Playmaker gives us his TOP Playmakers of Week 8! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2022
Hour 1 : Spooky Season?
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In this episode Dan Orlovsky, Michael "Playmaker" Irvin, and Ryan Clark talks about the issues Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are facing as a team. What can they do to rise above and become the successful Green Bay Packers we once knew? Of course Michael "Playmaker" Irvin has to talk about his Cowboys, but what changes at the run game do they need to make to really show how dominate this offense can be? Last but not least, who do you see rising above and clinching the NFC South? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2022
Hour 2: Not Dead Yet
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Stephen A., Marcus Spears, Bart Scott and Desmond Howard discuss the significance of College Gameday being at an HBCU, if Luka Doncic should be the favorite to win MVP and Molly's Deal breaks down who you should put your money on this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2022
Hour 1: Boiling Bucs
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Stephen A., Marcus Spears, Ryan Clark and Kendrick Perkins debate if the Nets will have a worse season than the Knicks, who the biggest threat to the Bills/Chiefs in the AFC and if the Packers playoff chances are toast if they lose Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2022
Hour 2 : Flights and Frights
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On this episode Joe Fortenbaugh gives his take on who YOU should bet on this weekend. Stephen A Smith, Damien Woody and Jay Williams discuss some very controversial topics. Do you think Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers should retire after this season? Do you think the Lakers should trade their BIG 3? Do you think the Broncos have any chance of redeeming themselves this season? Tune in to hear what they think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2022
Hour 1: Mac of All Trades
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In this episode, Stephen A. Smith and Bart Scott preview tonight's Ravens-Buccaneers matchup and debate which team will come out on top. Plus, Aaron Rodgers is still calling out his teammates amidst Green Bay's lackluster season, but is he in the right here? Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets took another L last night against the Bucks, so our guys are asking the question: What should the Nets do with Ben Simmons? Stephen A. and Bart debate whether or not Bill Belichick is making a mistake by naming Mac Jones the starter over Bailey Zappe for their conference matchup against the Jets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2022
Hour 2: The Real (Early) MVP
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In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Marcus Spears debate who they believe to be the NFL's (early) MVP frontrunner. Tim Legler joins the show to break down tonight's Eastern Conference matchup between the Nets and Bucks. It's Wednesday, which means Mad Dog is here to tell us what has him so angry this week. The crew debates which QB is more trustworthy: Kyler Murray or Kirk Cousins? Plus, which World Series-bound team had the better story this season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2022
Hour 1: Zi-On The Bench
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In this episode, Stephen A. Smith debates Chris "Mad Dog" Russo on what they should expect from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers when they play the 5-1 Bills this weekend. Kimberly A. Martin joins the show to preview the Ravens Buccaneers TNF matchup and gives her take on which team needs this win more. Domonique Foxworth is here to debate if the Dolphins are dangerous again with Tua back at QB. Tim Legler joins the crew to give his insight on whether or not Zion Williamson's injury is cause for concern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2022
Ye Or Nay?
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The trio is back and better than ever! Charly tells us about her recent Italian getaway, Elle hops on a soap box about Kanye West, and KMart defends Tom Brady. All that... and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2022
Hour 2 : Perfect A-LIST ?
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Stephen A. Smith, Mina Kimes, Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Angela Rye talk about the Patriots quarterback confusion, Stephen A Smith's A-List, the denial of Brittney Griner's appeal, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2022
Hour 1 : Mac Zappe-d
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Stephen A., Jeff Saturday, Keyshawn Johnson and Jay Williams discuss Ben Simmons underwhelming start to the season, what the short week can look like for the Buccaneers and who is the bigger disappointment: Russell Wilson or Matt Ryan? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2022
Hour 2 : NFC Novelties
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, Ryan Clark, and Kendrick Perkins discuss the rise and fall of quarterbacks within the NFC, playmaker's top playmakers, and Russell Westbrooks standing with the Lakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Hour 1: North Stars
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In this episode, Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky, and Michael Irvin debate whether or not the Bucs season is over after a Week 7 loss to the Panthers. Another GOAT is trending down as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers also fall to 3-4 after losing to Washington, and our guys debate if they can still fit into the playoff picture. The World Series is set for the Astros and Phillies to battle it out and Jeff Passan is here to preview the matchup and give his take on what went wrong for the Yankees. The crew debates which team is more dangerous this season: the Ravens or the Bengals? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Hour 2: Lakers best team in LA?
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Stephen A., Bart Scott and Marcus Spears dissect the Lakers poor shooting, the 49ers chances to win the NFC and who's more legit: Patriots or Jets? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2022
Hour 1: Gold Rusher?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Ryan Clark, and Marcus Spears react to the Panthers trading Christian McCaffrey to the San Francisco 49ers and debate if this move will make them the NFC favorite. Plus, did Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury downplay their heated argument on the sidelines in last night's win? Monica McNutt and Kendrick Perkins join the show to discuss the latest on the Lakers, including if this season is heading towards disaster after an 0-2 start. With Dak Prescott set to return for the Cowboys' Week 7 matchup against the Lions, the crew debates if there's any added pressure on his performance after the success of his backup Cooper Rush. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2022
Hour 2: Will the Real MVP Please Stand Up?
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Stephen A. is all in on Luka Doncic winning the MVP. Jessica Mendosa joins the show to breakdown all of the MLB Postseason action. Spots Betting analyst Joe Fortenbaugh likes the Cowboys to score a lot in Dak Prescott's return. Last Take! Kendrick Perkins and Stephen A. give their thoughts on tonight's NBA slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2022
Hour 1: Net Loss
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"We all knew they was gonna get their spanking last night." Kendrick Perkins is not surprised the Nets got beat by the Pelicans. Stephen A is very encouraged by the Knicks following their overtime loss to the Grizzlies. Plus Dan Orlovsky joins the show to breakdown Tua and Dak's comeback this weekend. Lastly, Damien Woody says the return of Hopkins could be huge for the Cardinals offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2022
Hour 2: Stephen's A List
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Stephen A., comedian Tracy Morgan, and J.J. Redick discuss NBA sleeper teams, more Knicks failures and if Kyrie Irving can be an MVP candidate? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2022
Hour 1: Loafing Lakers
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Stephen A., J.J. Redick, Michael Wilbon and Kimberley Martin discuss Daniel Snyder's letter to owners, if the Celtics will win the East, and the Knicks perpetual shortcomings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2022
Hour 2: Trouble in Tampa
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In this episode, Stephen A., Keyshawn Johnson, and Mina Kimes debate who is to blame for the Buccaneer's loss to the Steelers. Another NFL week in the books means another A-List from Stephen A., but do our guys agree with his top 5 teams? 2-time NBA champion Joe Dumars joins the show to talk about the Lakers' situation with Russell Westbrook and discuss which team has the toughest road to the finals. Chris "Mad Dog" Russo is here to tell us what has him mad this week in sports. Plus, Paul Finebaum joins the show to talk about his concern level for Alabama after losing to Tennessee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2022
Hour 1: Mile High Mistake?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Keyshawn Johnson debate whether or not Russell Wilson is the most disappointing player in the NFL after a poor performance against the Chargers. Plus, should we be more concerned with the offensive struggles in Green Bay or in Tampa? Two teams are back in the New York groove, but which one has a better shot at the playoffs: Jets or Giants? Tim Legler joins the show to debate if the suspension of Celtics head coach Ime Udoka will keep the team from reaching a second-straight finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2022
Hour 2: Fly Eagles Fly
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The Get Up/First Take crossover special continues. Stephen A. is loving the Cowboys loss to the Eagles. Mike Greenberg thinks Patrick Mahomes doesn't have enough to beat Buffalo. Plus the Playmaker Michael Irvin reveals his top playmakers of the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2022
Hour 1: Crossover Special
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It's the First take and Get Up crossover special. Mike Greenberg says the Cowboys are headed to the Super Bowl following their loss to the Cowboys. Stephen A. says Josh Allen deserves more credit for the Bills win over the Chiefs. Dan Orlovsky calls the Green Bay Packers "soft." Rex Ryan calls Daniel Jones a special talent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2022
Hour 2: Greener Pastures Ahead
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Stephen A., Bart Scott, Marcus Spears and Brian Windhorst discuss Russell Westbrook coming off the bench, can Alabama win without Bryce Young and the show staff wishes Stephen A. and happy birthday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2022
Hour 1: NFL Elites
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Stephen A., Marcus Spears and Ryan Clark break down Ron Rivera's presser reaction after a win, if Justin Fields is the Bears answer at QB and who wins: Ravens or Giants? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2022
Hour 2: Favre Under Fire
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In this episode, Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky, and Damien Woody discuss the primetime matchup between the Eagles and Cowboys and debate who needs to show out the most for their team to get the dub: Hurts or Parsons? Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are coming off of a loss to the Giants and are now facing another New York team, but does the crew think the Jets have it in them to pull of the upset? We react to new comments from Brett Favre denying any wrongdoing in the midst of his involvement in a welfare scandal. Joe Fortenbaugh joins the show with his picks for this week's slate of games that you can take to the bank. Seth Wickersham joins the show with more on the developing story about Commanders owner Dan Snyder digging up dirt on other NFL owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell. Plus, Stephen A. and Dan go head to head in a debate over who poses the biggest threat to the Bills and Chiefs in the AFC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
Hour 1: Snyder Striking Back?
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Dan Orlovsky look ahead to the highly-anticipated rematch between the Bills and Chiefs and debate which star QB will be harder to stop: Mahomes or Allen? Damien Woody stops by to help preview the SNF matchup between the Eagles and Cowboys. The crew debates who needs to step up for the Cowboys the most to hand Philly their first loss of the season. The Giants may be 4-1, but Stephen A. thinks they aren't getting the respect they deserve. And, in a developing story this morning Commanders owner Dan Snyder has reportedly hired investigators to get "dirt" on other executives and claims he can "blow up" several league owners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
Hour 2: Kings of the North!
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Marcus Spears hops in and declares the Minnesota Vikings will win the NFC North. Believe it or not Mad Dog agrees? Plus, Paul Finebaum joins the show to breakdown the battle of the unbeatens as Alabama takes on Tennessee. Later Mad Dog, gets mad about the Mets, roughing the passer calls, and analytics in the NFL. Lastly, Marcus Spears and Stephen A. react to breaking news that Davante Adams has been charged with misdemeanor assault. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2022
Hour 1: Must-Win?
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Chris "Mad Dog" Russo calls Sunday's match-up with the Eagles a must-win for the Cowboys. Plus Dominique Foxworth has a defensive player winning the MVP this season. Later, Stephen A. reacts to the latest in the Draymond Green debacle, and says this will be his last season in Golden State. Lastly, Kimberly Martin joins the crew to debate whether or not the New York Giants will make the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2022
F Around and Find Out
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Charly is joined by Kimberley from her rental car to recap the best and worst moments from Week 5 in the NFL. They also get into how a compliment can go a long way, the concept of the hot/crazy matrix, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2022
Hour 2: Black Hole?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Keyshawn Johnson, and Mina Kimes debate whether or not the Raiders rocky start is an accurate assessment of their skill level. Plus, Jeff Saturday joins the crew to react to Stephen A.'s Top 5 NFL teams after Week 5. Our crew gives their takes on Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera saying what he believes is to blame for their lackluster start to the season. Plus, is the path to the Super Bowl more of a challenge in the AFC or NFC? And, do the New England Patriots have a QB controversy on their hands with the sudden success of 3rd string QB Bailey Zappe? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2022
Hour 1: Rush Hour
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In this episode, Stephen A., Keyshawn Johnson, and Jeff Saturday discuss the Chiefs-Raiders MNF matchup and debate the merits of the controversial playcall by McDaniels to go for (and fail) a 2-pt conversion rather than a game-tying extra point. The Raiders blew a 17-point lead to Kansas City, but do our guys think the Raiders had an epic collapse or the Chiefs mounted an impressive comeback? The crew reacts to another roughing the passer call in last night's game and debates whether or not the officials have gone too far on this one. Plus, Davante Adams was visibly upset after last night's loss and pushed an employee out of his way en route to the locker room. Should he face discipline for his outburst? Cooper Rush is 5-0 as a starter for the Cowboys, but does the crew think he can take Dak's job in Dallas? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2022
Hour 2: Top Playmakers
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Stephen A., Michael Irvin, Ryan Clark, Adam Schefter and Kendrick Perkins discuss Draymond's apology for punching Jordan Poole, Schefty breaks the news of Matt Rhule being fired and do Keenan Allen tweets smell trouble in Los Angeles? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2022
Hour 1: Believer in Big D(efense)?
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Stephen A., Michael Irvin, Dan Orlovsky discuss the Cowboys elite defense, if the NFC East is the best division in football and what to make of the roughing the passer call on Tom Brady. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2022
Hour 2: Bomani Jones Joins the Show!
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Bomani Jones joins the show to discuss the Cowboys super bowl chances. The Pivot Podcast Crew (Fred Taylor, Channing Crowder and Ryan Clark) take over the set to breakdown the biggest QB pivots this season. Later, Stephen A. calls Kansas City the, "ideal place" for Odell Beckham Jr. Lastly the crew debates which Florida team will go the furthest this NFL Season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2022
Hour 1: HBCU Week!
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First Take hits the road to Orlando for HBCU Week! Stephen A. calls Russell Wilson the most disappointing QB this season. Ryan Clark says the Rams better watch out for the Cowboys this week. The two clash over the Ravens, and whether or not Lamar can carry them on a deep playoff run. Later on, Channing Crowder and Fred Taylor join the show, to discuss Tom Brady, Bobby Wagner being sued for tackling a protestor on the field, and DK Metcalf cart ride to the bathroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2022
Hour 2: Keeping Score
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Brian Windhorst react to Lebron's comments on his relationship-or lack of-with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as he closes in on Kareem's all-time scoring record. Plus, Damien Woody is here to help us preview the upcoming defensive matchup between Micah Parsons and Aaron Donald as the Cowboys and Rams face off this weekend. You bet we got Joe Fortenbaugh back with us to take us through his favorite bets for the week. Dan Orlovsky is here to argue with Stephen A. about which team will win the NFC West. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2022
Hour 1: This Tua Shall Pass
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In this episode, Stephen A., Damien Woody, and Dan Orlovsky preview the upcoming weekend of NFL games and debate who will come out on top in the matchup between Cooper Rush and Matt Stafford. Plus, Lamar Jackson and Joe Burrow have both led their teams to 2-2 starts, but which young QB would we rather build a team around? Stephen A. and Dan can't agree on this one. And, we have more updates and reaction on Miami's handling of Tua Tagovailoa's injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2022
Hour 2:: Judge-ment Day
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Chris "Mad Dog" Russo says Judge will, "absolutely be a Yankee next season!" Stephen A. is not so sure. Marcus Spears says Patrick Mahomes is on track to win his 2nd MVP, but Kimberley Martin likes another AFC QB to take that honor. Plus, Mad Dog gives his top 3 reasons he's mad in the world of sports. Later Stephen A. calls the Saint the biggest disappointment in the NFL this season. Last, Mad Dog gives out his top underdogs for the weekend/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2022
Hour 1: All Rise!
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Chris "Mad Dog" Russo says Aaron Judge set the true home run record, after hitting his 62nd home run of the season. Dominque Foxworth believes the Packers do not need to sign OBJ. Plus, Stephen A. is putting his confidence in Joe Burrow not Lamar Jackson to win on Sunday. Later Kimberly Martin joins the show to discuss what to expect from Kenny Pickett in his first NFL start. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2022
We May Be Old But We're Still Cute
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Charly and KMart reminisce on old jobs before getting into why the Colts are a let down, why we're lucky to have Josh Allen, and how much we love Joe Burrow. They also dissect what went wrong in Miami and how we need to do a better job of protecting athletes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2022
Hour 2: The List is Fluid
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Stephen A., Mina Kimes and Keyshawn Johnson discuss the threat the 49ers pose in the NFC, how Geno Smith's value compares to Russell Wilson and who's hopeful and hopeless in the NFL? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2022
Hour 1: Cowboys... Super Bowl?
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Stephen A., Jeff Saturday and Keyshawn Johnson discuss the Rams odds to repeat shrinking, the Clippers being a threat in the west and the quality of the Packers WRs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2022
Hour 2: East Mode
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In this episode, Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Ryan Clark debate whether the Bills' comeback win against the Ravens last night was more due to a winning effort by Buffalo or an epic Baltimore collapse. After yet another loss, Stephen A. has a message for Baker Mayfield and the Panthers. "The Playmaker" himself Michael Irvin gives us his top playmakers for Week 4. The crew debates if the NFC East is the best division in football right now. Plus, we have reaction to news relating to Tua Tagovailoa's head injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
Hour 1: Ravens Regret
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In this episode, Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky, and "The Playmaker" Michael Irvin debate whether or not Patrick Mahomes put Kansas City's offensive concerns to bed with his 3 touchdown performance in last night's win against Tom Brady and the Bucs. Plus, did Harbaugh make a grave mistake in going for it on 4th & goal in Baltimore's last second loss to Buffalo? Our guys disagree with each other on this one. Irvin is here to make it known that Cooper Rush is the truth, but Stephen A. still isn't sold on the 4-0 backup QB. And, the crew debates if Green Bay should feel good about their OT win against the Patriots and their 3rd-string quarterback on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
Hour 1: Tua Taken to hospital
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Stephen A., Marcus Spears, Adam Schefter, and Bart Scott dive into the inconsistencies of the NFL's concussion protocol after Tua's injury in last night's game. The crew debates who will shine more on Sunday night: Mahomes or Brady? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2022
Hour 2: The Hurts Locker
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Stephen A., Jeremy Fowler, Marcus Spears, and Bart Scott question the Dolphins leadership in regards to Tua's head injury, look at Jalen Hurts' opportunity in Philly and if the Nets are positioned to win the East in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Hour 2: Faltering Favre
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Stephen A., Joe Fortenbaugh, Dan Orlovsky, and Damien Woody discuss what the Chargers injuries mean for their season, your best bets of the week, and who has the better WR duo: Bengals or Dolphins? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Hour 1: All Rise!
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Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky, Damien Woody, and Jeff Passan discuss the ramifications of Judge's 61st HR, are the Eagles the best team in the league, and who do we trust more: Tua or Burrow? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Hour 2: Jerry's World
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Marcus Spears goes after Stephen A for dismissing the Cowboys playoff chances. Mad Dog and Marcus Spear get heated debating whether Davante Adams should be frustrated with the Raiders. Plus, find out why Mad Dog is mad about love the Aaron Judge is getting. Stephen A. remains all in with the Chargers despite them starting 1-2. Later Mad Dog and Stephen A clash over whether the Broncos are contenders or pretenders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Hour 1: Must Win?
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Chris "Mad Dog" Russo thinks Kansas City needs to get a win on Sunday Night against the Buccaneers. Dominique Foxworthy says the Dolphins have the talent to make a run at the Super Bowl. Plus, the crew debates Stephen A's top 5 NFL teams heading into Week 4. Plus, Mad Dog is not worried about Aaron Judge breaking the AL home run record. Later, Kimberley Martin goes right at Mad Dog for his take on Lamar Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Speculation Fills The Void
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Charly, KMart, and Elle want to remind you that just because you win a game doesn't mean you have our full support... Colts we're looking at you. Then, we need y'all to listen up and stop making false equivalencies when it comes to Ime Udoka... the ladies dive in and it gets heated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Hour 2: Giant Win?
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Michael Irvin and Mina Kimes debate whether the Cowboys still have a postseason shot without Dak. Stephen A. unveils his top 5 NFL teams heading into Week 4. Plus Richard Jefferson reacts to Kevin Durant saying his trade request was caused by "some doubt" about the Nets culture. Later, Mina Kimes says Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos are lucky to be 2-1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
Hour 1: How bout them Cowboys
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Michael Irvin goes crazy talking about the Cowboys win over the Giants. Keyshawn Johnson breakdowns the biggest reason the Raiders are 0-3 to start the season. Plus Richard Jefferson and Stephen A clash over Kyrie's recent press conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
Hour 2: Hot Start
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In this episode, Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Ryan Clark debate which 3-0 team has had a more impressive start to their season: the Eagles or the Dolphins? Our own playmaker Michael Irvin gives us his top 3 playmakers for NFL Week 3. The crew looks ahead to tonight's MNF matchup and discuss their confidence level in Dallas' ability to take down the undefeated Giants. Plus, are the Bills putting too much pressure on Josh Allen? Stephen A. and Irvin react to Kevin Durant's first comments to the media since his offseason spectacle went down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Hour 1: Fins Up
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In this episode, Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky react to Jimmy Garoppolo's accidental safety last night and reminisce on a similar incident in 2008. After the Dolphins handed the Bills their first loss of the season, the crew debates if the two teams should be put on the same level. The Packers-Buccaneers game last night saw Rodgers come out on top, but are the guys giving Brady a pass due to the injuries plaguing his team? Stephen A., Irvin, and Orlovsky discuss early concerns for the Chiefs after their week 3 loss. Plus, Lamar Jackson ruined the Patriots home opener with a four-touchdown performance, but is it too early to call him an MVP favorite? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Hour 2: Celtics Udoka Presser
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Stephen A., Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews listen to and dissect the Celtics press conference on Ime Udoka's year long suspension. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
Hour 1: Believe in the Browns?
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Stephen A., Marcus Spears, Ryan Clark, Adrian Wojnarowski and Jay Williams discuss Ime Udoka's year long suspension, who will be 0-3 after week 3 of the NFL season and is it time to start Kenny Pickett? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
Hour 2: Not Safe for Kirk?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Marcus Spears get into how important this Week 3 matchup between the Packers and the Bucs is for Aaron Rodgers. Plus, the Vikings took the L against Philly this week, but is Kirk Cousins the problem in Minnesota? Tim Kurkjian joins the show to help us settle the debate of which homerun storyline deserves more hype: Albert Pujols' chase to 700 or Aaron Judge with 60 this season? Mad Dog is mad 7 days a week, but on Wednesdays he tells us why. Find out who his rage is directed at this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Hour 1: Judge-ment Day
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo debate how significant Aaron Judge's 60th homerun of the season is to his career. Kimberly A. Martin joins the show to give her take on if Aaron Rodgers can come out on top in his Week 3 matchup against Tom Brady and the Bucs. Plus, we debate if the 2-0 Dolphins are a real threat to the Bills in the AFC East. After a winning performance by Jalen Hurts in the Eagles' MNF victory over the Vikings, the crew debates how high they should be on the quarterback going into Week 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Was It Always Tom Brady?
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Charly and Elle bond over the terrible performances from their NFL teams before getting into which QB's had the best games. Then, they question if Tom Brady was the glue that held New England together before wrapping up with a little celebrity gossip! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Hour 2: Stefon Diggs joins the show!
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Who proved themselves more this week, Tua or Jalen Hurts? Find out why Mina Kimes is siding with Hurts. Plus Stephen A. gives his A-List of the top 5 teams in the NFL. Also Mina Kimes, says Aaron Donald is the best player in the NFL, no question asked. Next Stefon Diggs joins the show following the Bills 41-7 win over the Titans. Later the crew debates if Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are the best WR duo in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Hour 1: Buffalo Beatdown
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Is Jalen Hurts future of the Eagles? Jeff Saturday and Keyshawn Johnson weigh-in on that. Plus, Keyshawn says Josh Allen is the best player in the NFL right now. Later RGIII hops on to discuss Mike Evans one-game suspension. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Hour 2: Playmaker's playmakers
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Stephen A., Ryan Clark and the playmaker Michael Irvin discuss who had the biggest collapse in the NFL, the most disappointing team thus far as well as what the Patriots win means for the outlook of their season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
Hour 1: Wild Week 2
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Stephen A., Ryan Clark and Michael Irvin discuss the rise of Tua Tagovailoa, the gap between the Bucs and the Saints and if the Cowboys are a threat in the NFC? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
Hour 2: AFC Favorite?
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Marcus Spears debates why, despite the loss, the Chargers are still the team to beat in the AFC. Stephen A. is giving Bryce Young the early edge in the Heisman Race. After Dak Prescott's injury, Stephen A says Cooper Rush is under a lot of pressure. Should the Bucs still be the favorite to win the NFC South? Plus, the latest installment of Molly's Deal! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2022
Hour 1: Thursday Night Thriller
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Marcus Spears and Ryan Clark join the show to react to the Chiefs 27-24 win over the Chargers. Find out why despite the loss, Ryan Clark still believes LA will win the AFC West. Plus Marcus Spears and Stephen A. breakdown their thoughts on Robert Sarver's year long suspension. Later, the crew debates if the 49ers made a mistake handing Trey Lance the starting quarterback spot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2022
Hour 2: Saints Marching In
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Stephen A, Dan Orlovsky and Joe Fortenbaugh discuss best NFL bets of the week, how Brett Favre's persona should be viewed and if Geno Smith can keep winning football games, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
Hour 1: Chiefs or Chargers?
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Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky and Damien Woody unpack the what Aaron Rodgers is missing most, Adam Silver's punishment of Robert Sarver and who's the best QB in the NFC East? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
If You're Not Cheating You're Not Trying
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Charly, KMart, and Elle are back and spicier than ever! Charly has strong feelings about the Colts, Elle rants about the Broncos, and KMart is the football voice of reason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
Hour 2: East Mode
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In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Marcus Spears debate if the Cowboys can still win the NFC East with Dak on IR for at least 4 games. Plus, what is Mad Dog mad about?? He hashes out all his grudges in a fired up new segment with Stephen A. Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett admits he was wrong to go for the field goal in the Broncos crushing Week 1 loss to the Seahawks, but is he the only one at fault or is there plenty of blame to go around? Mad Dog gives us his top 5 underdogs to watch in NFL Week 2. The Las Vegas Aces took a 2-0 lead over the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA Finals and are one win away from their first franchise win. But does Stephen A. think they can make it a clean sweep? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
Hour 1: Tom's Qualms
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In this episode, Stephen A. and "Mad Dog" Chris Russo debate if Aaron Rodgers should accept more accountability for the Packers Week 1 loss to the Vikings. Kimberly A. Martin joins the show to unpack new comments from Tom Brady about his commitment to football and discuss if it's a concerning sign for a Bucs Super Bowl run. Domonique Foxworth is here with reaction to the NBA's suspension of Suns owner Robert Sarver after an investigation into workplace misconduct. Plus, the crew debates whether Herbert or Mahomes will come out on top in their Week 2 matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
Hour 2: Stephen's A List Tuesday
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Stephen A, Mina Kimes, Keyshawn Johnson, Jeff Saturday and Paul Finebaum discuss Alabama escaping, the Broncos AFC West expectations and a chip block criticized by an NFL Superstar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
Hour 1: Wilson's Woes
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Stephen A, Jeff Saturday and Keyshawn Johnson discuss the Cowboys decision to keep Dak Prescott off the IR, Kevin Durant's leadership ability and how much blame should Rodgers receive? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
Hour 2: NFC Least
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In this episode, Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Ryan Clark debate which NFC East team is in the worst position after Week 1. "The Playmaker" himself Michael Irvin gives us his top 3 playmakers from this weekend's action. The crew debates whether or not Baltimore's offense is elite after a decisive performance from Lamar Jackson in yesterday's win. Plus, are we more disappointed in Derek Carr's performance against the Chargers or more impressed with Justin Herbert? Patrick Mahomes quickly got into midseason form with 5 touchdowns against Arizona while Joe Burrow struggled with 5 turnovers. Stephen A. and the crew tell us which star QB's performance is the bigger deal. And, we predict how Russell Wilson's Denver debut will play out on Monday Night Football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
Hour 1: NFL Week 1 Recap
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In this episode, Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky recap a wild NFL Week 1, including reaction to the Cowboys losing both the game and their QB Sunday night. Aaron Rodgers and his Packers struggled against the Vikings, but who's to blame for their poor showing? Stephen A. and Irvin disagree on this one. The crew reacts to Mahomes' stellar start to the season against the Cardinals. Plus, the Patriots, 49ers, and Panthers took home Ls on Sunday, but is it just Week 1 or just weak? After a dramatic OT win against the Bengals, we debate if there's reason for optimism in Pittsburgh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
Hour 2: Sorry Mr. Jackson *hoooo*
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Stephen A, Bart Scott and Marcus Spears discuss if Lamar should sit out games this year, if the Bills have shaken their traumatic past and a reaction to BYU finding no evidence of racial heckling on Aug. 26th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
Hour 1: Bills Beatdown
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Stephen A, Bart Scott and Marcus Spears dissect Josh Allen's MVP performance, what QB battle of the weekend they want to see the most as well as Detroit's WGPR TV Museum. The first black owned and operated TV station in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
Hour 2: Season Start
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The NFL is back! So which team will win the opening game, Buffalo or LA? Find out why Dan Orlovsky is going with Josh Allen and the Bills. Plus, Stephen A. says there will be no postseason for the Panthers and Baker Mayfield. Next, Stephen A. and Dan Orlovsky argue over who has higher ceiling this season, the Packers or the Chiefs. Later, find out why Damian Woody thinks Tua will get his first taste of playoff football this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Hour 1: Super Bowl Bound?
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Will the Rams get back to the Super Bowl? Dan Orlovsky joins the show to say why Matthew Stafford could lead the Rams to a repeat. Plus Stephen A. breaks down the pressure Josh Allen is under this season, and Dan Orlovsky gives a bold prediction about Lamar Jackson. Later Damien Woody clashes with Stephen A. over who will be missed more Amari Cooper or Rob Gronkowski. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Hour 2: Backcourt Beef?
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Stephen A, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Jeff Saturday and Marcus Spears talk Brian Kelly's tardy reporter comments, what teams will we see in the Super Bowl and who will be this year's Bengals? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
Hour 1: NFL Whip Around
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Stephen A, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Jeff Saturday dive into NFL Week 1 topics: Who will win the NFC East, would you bank on the Bucs to go to win the Super Bowl and who will be benched first: Lance or Trubisky? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
How To Party In Your 30's
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Charly, KMart, and Elle talk partying in your 30's, Serena Williams' legendary career, athletes going out on top, and of course what they're most excited for with Week 1 of the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
Hour 2: The Real MVP?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Jeff Saturday, and Paul Finebaum make predictions for the College Football Playoff after Week 1 wraps up, including how far Clemson can go this season. Plus, it's time for Stephen's A-List as he ranks the top 5 NFL teams going into the season. Stephen A. and Saturday get into it in the debate over this year's MVP candidates. The crew tells us which team they believe will be the biggest disappointment this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Hour 1: QB Or Not QB
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In this episode, Stephen A., Jeff Saturday, and Bart Scott discuss the levels of concern they have for Tom Brady and the Bucs this season. Plus, the debate is on and our guys can't agree on who will reach the Super Bowl first: the Bills or the Rams? As we look ahead to NFL Week 1, what does Bill Belichick have to do to erase those preseason doubts? Stephen A. and Saturday go head to head in the debate of who the Steelers will have under center on Sunday's season opener. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Hour 1: Is the Pac 12 Doomed?
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Stephen A, Paul Finebaum and Michael Irvin discuss how the Lamar Jackson contract situation affects the Ravens, the wild weekend in college football and their confidence level in the Bucs and Cowboys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
Hour 2: Cowboys Concerns
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Stephen A., Marcus Spears and Winston Salem St. head football coach Robert Massey and QB Domonique Graves discuss the talent of HBCU programs, what Tua Tagovailoa's captaincy means and why people doubt the Cowboys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
Hour 1: Mitchell on the Move
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In Canton, Stephen A, Marcus Spears, Doug Williams, as well as Central State football head coach Kevin Porter and LB Kailen Abrams discuss the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic, adding diversity to NFL coaches and executives and the Knicks need for a superstar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
Hour 2: Chief Concern?
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Bart Scott debate if there's more to Baker Mayfield's comments about facing the Browns or if it's being blown out of proportion. With Russell Wilson agreeing to a new deal with Denver, we decide where he ranks among QBs in the AFC West. Plus, will Mahomes and the Chiefs reach the Super Bowl or fall short of the playoffs this season? Stephen A. and Bart are once again at odds... Desmond Howard joins the show with his picks for the College Football Playoffs. The crew reacts to Gilbert Arenas' criticism of Giannis Antetokounmpo's game play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
Hour 1: Open Book
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In this episode, Stephen A. is joined by Bart Scott to react to breaking news about Russell Wilson's new deal with Denver and they debate what this means for Lamar Jackson in his contract negotiations. Alexandra Stevenson joins us live from the US Open to talk Serena as she advances to the 3rd round. Plus, Stephen A. and Bart debate who has greater Super Bowl odds: the Bills or the Rams? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
Hour 1: Gruden Speaks
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Does Jon Gruden deserve a second chance in the NFL? One of Gruden's former players, Keyshawn Johnson, gives his thoughts. Plus you won't want to miss what Mad Dog Russo had to say about Jimmy Garoppolo's new contract with the 49ers. Later Stephen A. isn't ready to count Serena Williams out of a possible run at the US Open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
Hour 2: G.O.A.T?
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Is Serena Williams the G.O.A.T of women's tennis? Mad Dog doesn't think so. Plus, Mad Dog and Stephen react to Jeanie Buss calling Russell Westbrook the Lakers "best player last year." Booger McFarland reveals if he's more of less concerned with the Bucs this season. Later Stephen A. schools Mad Dog on the best rivalries in College Football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
Ladies, Let Your Girls Go Free
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Elle, Charly, and KMart discuss the latest with the QB situation for the 49ers. Then, they break down the U.S. Open and the impact of Serena Williams on and off the court. Next, they discuss Lizzo’s message during her acceptance speech at the VMA’s and share their journey to body positivity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
Hour 2: Super Serena
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Stephen A, James Blake, Paul Finebaum and former head coach Bruce Arians appear in the second hour. Should the Bucs be concerned about Brady? Will Ohio St. clobber Notre Dame? Can Serena win the US Open? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Hour 1: Big Bucks for Barrett
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Stephen A and Jay Williams discuss how far Serena can go in the US Open, is social media a productive tool for contract negotiations and does RJ Barrett's extension bolster the Knicks playoff chances? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Hour 2: Mike Drop
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In this episode, Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky debate where the Cowboys stand in the NFC in a heated debate. Marcus Spears joins the show with his reaction to an incident of racism against a Duke Volleyball player during a match at BYU. Mike Tomlin has never had a losing season... yet. Someone here thinks that streak will end this season. The crew gives us their top Super Bowl sleeper teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
Hour 1: Tompa Bay
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In this episode, Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky debate whether or not Tom Brady is capable of winning another Super Bowl in Tampa and if off-the-field issues are factors in his performance. Aaron Rodgers previously called out his young wide receivers but failed to take a single preseason snap with them. The crew argues if that's a red flag in Green Bay. We react to the news of the Bills releasing punter Matt Araiza amid a sexual assault lawsuit. Patrick McEnroe joins the show to preview the first round of the US Open tonight in what could possibly be Serena Williams' final outing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
Hour 1: Joint Practice Punches
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Stephen A, Ryan Clark, Sam Acho and Kendrick Perkins get into Russell Westbrook's Laker future, if Aaron Donald should be suspended week 1 and if Tua can lead an explosive offense in Miami. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2022
Hour 2: Is the PGA in trouble?
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Stephen A, Ryan Clark, Sam Acho, Michael Collins, Kendrick Perkins and Desmond Howard join a wall-to-wall First Take hour. Stephen A calls out Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, is Aaron Rodgers still an MVP caliber QB and will a dark horse win the National Championship? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2022
Hour 2: Jerry Jones takes the Stage
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Jerry Jones jumps on the set to battle it out with Stephen A. The crew talks Tyron Smith's injury, Mike McCarthy, and how the offense should/will look this season. Plus the "Playmaker" Michael Irvin and Marcus Spears gives their top 5 stars in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Hour 1: First Take in Frisco
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First Take travels to Frisco, Texas for a show in front of a Cowboy crowd. Michael Irvin and Dez Bryant join the show. The crew discusses CeeDee Lamb, Tyron Smith's injury, and where Dallas ranks in the NFC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Hour 2: New York Win It?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Brian Windhorst get right into debating what kind of season the Brooklyn Nets will have now that Kevin Durant has agreed to move forward with the team. Plus, Dana White spilled some hot tea that Tom Brady was almost a Raider in 2020, so Stephen A. and Mad Dog debate if this puts more pressure on Derek Carr this season. After the Yankees swept the Mets this week, the crew argues which New York team is the bigger threat when it comes to a World Series push. How about them Cowboys?? Dak Prescott is optimistic about this year's team, but does Kimberly A. Martin share his positive outlook? Stephen A. and the crew get ready to enter Cowboys country as they take the show on the road tomorrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
Hour 1: Nothing But Nets
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In this episode, Stephen A. Smith and Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo debate what will become of the Brooklyn Nets season after Kevin Durant agreed to move forward with the team despite his previous trade demands. Plus, Davante Adams says Aaron Rodgers has "the Michael Jordan Effect", but do our guys agree? Speaking of all-time greats, Nick Saban has 6 national titles as Alabama's head coach. However, he's not who Mad Dog thinks is the G.O.A.T. when it comes to college football coaches. Stephen A. takes us through his #3 NFL storyline this season: How far will Tom Brady and the Bucs go? Kimberly A. Martin joins the debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
Self Care & Tom Brady Rumors
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Charly and Elle dive into the importance of self care and creating "me" time before dissecting all of the recent Tom Brady rumors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
Hour 2: False Alarm, Durant Staying
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Stephen A, Jay Williams, Sam Acho and Monica McNutt react to Kevin Durant breaking news: Are the Nets the East favorites? Also, how many AFC West teams make the playoffs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Hour 1: Durant Trade Package
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Stephen A is joined by Jay Williams and Marcus Spears to talk NFC South competition, what the Knicks need to let go to get Donovan Mitchell and KD's trade value. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Hour 1: Chief Concerns
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Michael Irvin debate whether there's extra pressure on Derek Carr heading into the season after news came out that Tom Brady was almost a Raider in 2020. Plus, how concerned should we be about Kansas City's offense with the loss of Tyreek Hill? Stephen A. and The Playmaker disagree on this one... We're halfway through Stephen A.'s Top 10 NFL storylines with #5 today: What are the biggest keys for Dallas to be successful this season? You know Michael Irvin has something about them Cowboys. And, Stephen A. and Irvin debate where the Bucs rank among NFC teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
Hour 2: LA LeBron
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Stephen A, Robert Griffin III and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo discuss how much LeBron values building a championship team, if the Ravens are holding Lamar back and Stephen A talks about his memoir: Straight Shooter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2022
Hour 1: Watson Extended Suspension
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Stephen A, Kimberley Martin and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo dissect what Deshaun Watson's 11-game suspension and $5 million fine say about the NFL as well as the impact their decision has on the league's brand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2022
Hour 2: Taking Charge
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Bart Scott react to the NBA schedule release and debate what the Knicks need to do to be in the mix this season. We dive into Stephen A.'s Top 10 NFL storylines with #7 going to the Rams. Can they repeat as Super Bowl Champions or will the Chargers beat them to it? Stephen A. sits down with Kamaru Usman ahead of his welterweight title fight against Leon Edwards this Saturday. Plus, breaking news on Deshaun Watson's suspension. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Hour 1: Lebr-on Top of the World?
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Jay Williams react to Lebron's 2-year extension with the Lakers and discuss how it might impact Kyrie Irving this season. Jeff Saturday and Bart Scott join the show to debate if Aaron Rodgers was right to call out the Packers young wide receivers. Plus, with Bill Belichick refusing to name offensive and defensive coordinators this season, how much pressure is he under? Stephen A. and the crew go head to head. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Hour 1: Cowboy Expectations?
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Stephen A and Marcus Spears are back in studio debating Cowboy concerns, what NFL offenses pack the most punch as well as the power Kevin Durant has in the Nets trade talks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Hour 2: Stanky Yankees
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Stephen A. and Mad Dog get into it over Aaron Rodgers recent comments on the Packers WRs. Plus they debate if its time to panic for the Yankees. Later is it Super Bowl or Bust for the Bills? Sam Acho thinks so. Plus Stephen A. doesn't want to hear anything about the Cowboys winning the NFC East. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Hour 1: Relax Mr. Rodgers
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Mad Dog Russo and Stephen A. battle it out over a variety of topics. The two start by discussing how much responsibility Rodgers should have with the Packers WR development. Then the two debate whether Patrick Mahomes will be better this season even without Tyreek Hill. Things get heated when Mad Dog says Serena is not the undisputed G.O.A.T of women's tennis. Later Sam Acho joins the crew and they debate just how far Lamar Jackson can take the Ravens this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Hour 2: Tiger Rallies PGA Troops
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Stephen A, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum hop on the second hour to talk Alabama football expectations, Tiger Woods players only meeting and who is the best WR in the NFL? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Be Truthful But Don't Be Rude
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Charly, KMart, and Elle discuss everything from social media overload, to reporters asking inappropriate questions, to feeling sorry for Jets fans... kind of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Hour 2: Right The Ship
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Stephen A. is back from vacation and he's already arguing with Michael Irvin about the Cowboys, but this time they're arguing on a yacht!. Is Dallas the best team in the NFC East? Harry Douglas and Keyshawn Johnson are back on land with their takes. With Kevin Durant doubling down on his trade request with Nets owner Joe Tsai, we debate if he's justified in his demands. Stephen A. and Irvin decide if these NFL teams can "Right the Ship" this season. Plus, Stephen A. kicks off his top ten NFL storylines with Joe Burrow and the Bengals: are they primed for another deep run? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
Hour 1: Don't Rock the Boat
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Stephen A. is back on First Take but isn't quite ready to end his vacation... Michael Irvin joins him to debate their favorite topic: The Dallas Cowboys. Is it too early to hit the panic button on their season? Lamar Jackson gave the Ravens a Week 1 deadline for contract talks, but how much leverage does he really have? Stephen A. and Irvin decide whether these QBs will "Sink or Swim" this season with Harry Douglas and Keyshawn Johnson reacting in the studio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
Hour 1: Tua Good to be True?
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In this episode, Damien Woody, Emily Kaplan, and Chris Canty react to the Browns' controversial decision to start Deshaun Watson in their preseason opener and debate if the NFL should take any action against it. Serena Williams will say goodbye to tennis after the US Open and the crew discusses what they expect from her final outing. With NFL preseason well underway, Woody, Kaplan, and Canty predict what kind of season is in store for Tua Tagovailoa and debate who is the most important player (not named Dak) on the Cowboy's roster. After Ja'Marr Chase revealed his Top 5 wide receivers in the league, the crew argues which players top their lists. We go back in the archives to relive our favorite moments in sports history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
Hour 1: Goodell vs. Watson
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Mad Dog Russo, Chris Canty and Jay Williams join the show to discuss Roger Goodell calling Deshaun Watson's actions "predatory behavior." The crew also debates whether Kevin Durant will be in a Nets uniform this season. Later they debate if Aaron Rodgers will win another Super Bowl, and if Serena Williams is the G.O.A.T of women's tennis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2022
Hour 2: Sophomore Success?
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Jay Williams, Amber WIlson and Keyshawn Johnson discuss sophomore QBs in the NFL, the Patriots offensive question marks and if Michael Thomas is a still a top 10 WR? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2022
Hour 1: Serena Hints at Retirement
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Jay Williams, Amber Wilson and Keyshawn Johnson discuss Serena's legacy in the sports world, Kevin Durant remains steadfast in his trade request and who is the most box office NFL player? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2022
You Can't Sit In Vegas
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Charly and Elle update you on their recent travels, we discuss music today compared to 10 years ago, and we get into the most recent NFL drama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2022
Hour 2: Sophomore Season
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Ryan Clark, Courtney Cronin, and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo return in this episode to find the perfect fit for free agent Odell Beckham Jr. Could he call Dallas home sweet home? Plus, we debate which 2nd-year quarterback will take the biggest leap this season. Speaking of young guns, the crew has differing opinions on which QB age 25 or under is the best in the game right now. Michael Thomas is participating in Saints training camp drills after missing last season for ankle surgery, so we predict what kind of season the wide receiver will have and if he'll make it back to top-10 WR status. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
Hour 1: Repeat After Me
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In this episode, Ryan Clark, Courtney Cronin and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo debate the likelihood of the Rams repeating as Super Bowl Champions and if Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are the best RB tandem in the NFL. Why is everyone ganging up on RC? It might have something to do with his choice for the best quarterback in the AFC North. Plus, are the Mets the best team in the National League? We go around the horn with the crew to get their takes on that as well as who they believe has the best offense in the AFC West. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
Hour 2: Cowboy Controversy?
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Dominique Foxworth, Jordan Cornette and Chris Canty all join the show to debate which Cowboy is under more scrutiny this season, Mike McCarthy or Dak Prescott. Plus Dominique Foxworth gives his list of the top-5 WRs in the NFL. Later Ryan McGee and Marty Smith show off their Wiffle Ball skills. The crew also debates if the Chiefs or Bengals would be more likely to go to the Super Bowl this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2022
Hour 1: Appealing to Who?
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Dominique Foxworth, Jordan Cornette and Chris Canty all join the show to reacts to the NFL appointing Pete C. Harvey to hear the appeal of Deshaun Watson's suspension. The crew also discuss their confidence in the Rams after troubling injury news about their star QB Matthew Stafford broke. The crew then debates who will win the AFC West, and if Josh Allen will establish himself as the best QB in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2022
Hour 2: Brittney Griner Sentenced
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TJ Quinn lays out scenarios for Brittney Griner to return home. While Katie George, Domonique Foxworth and Louis Riddick unpack Tua Tagovailoa's make or break season and 2nd year QBs best set up for success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Hour 1: NFL Judge and Jury
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Katie George, Domonique Foxworth and Louis Riddick unpack the NFL's decision to appeal Deshaun Watson's six game suspension. Is Dak Prescott the QB with the most to prove? And are NFL players and owners held to the same standard? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Hour 2: Uncoordinated?
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In this episode, Dan Orlovsky, Katie George, and Domonique Foxworth return to debate Bill Belichick's strategy in failing to name an offensive coordinator ahead of the start of the season. The crew is joined by Jeff Darlington to discuss whether the penalties given to the Dolphins due to their tampering violations were too harsh or not harsh enough. Plus, we predict which NFC East QB will have the better season. We remember and pay tribute to Hall of Fame Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully after his passing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2022
Hour 1: Fins Sins
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In this episode, Tim Kurkjian and Karl Ravech join the show to help us remember hall of fame sportscaster Vin Scully in the wake of his passing. Dan Orlovsky, Katie George, and Domonique Foxworth discuss the punishment handed to the Dolphins after they were found to have violated the NFL's anti-tampering policy and debate whether or not the NFL should appeal Deshaun Watson's 6-game suspension with less than 24 hours to go until the appeal deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2022
Hour 2: Tony Buzbee joins the show
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Tony Buzbee, the attorney representing the women who sued Deshaun Watson, joins the show to discuss the suspension decision. Plus, Harry Douglas, Damien Woody, and Domonique Foxworth join the show to debate who has a better shot at a Super Bowl, Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. The crew also debates if the Cowboys can still count on Zeke Elliot, and which 2nd year QB will make the biggest jump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Hour 1: Watson Suspension
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Harry Douglas, Damien Woody and Domonique Foxworth all join the show to discuss the suspension of Deshaun Watson. Plus the crew debates who will be more impacted by losing their top weapon, Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers. The crew also discuss if Bill Belichick is making a mistake by not naming an Offensive Coordinator. Later the crew debates if Deebo Samuel should accept a dual-threat role in the 49ers offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Hour 2: Deshaun Decision
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In this episode, Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Fred Taylor continue to react to breaking news as Deshaun Watson has been handed a 6-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Joining the discussions are Browns Reporter Jake Trotter, Dan Orlovsky, Kimberly A. Martin, and Angela Rye. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Hour 1: Deshaun Watson Suspended
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In this episode, Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Fred Taylor react to breaking news as Deshaun Watson is handed a 6-game suspension after violating the league's personal conduct policy. Also joining the show with more reaction and information are Adam Schefter, Louis Riddick, Mary Kay Cabot, and Stephen A. The crew remembers 11-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer Bill Russell in the wake of his passing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Hour 2: Down a Buc
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Chris Canty, Harry Douglas and Damien Woody join the show to react to the news that Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro-Bowl center Ryan Jensen will be out for months. The crew also debates which team they like best in the NFC. Later the crew debates if Kyler Murray is primed for a big year, and if Aaron Rodgers should play in the preseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
Hour 1: Will Levis joins the show!
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Harry Douglas, Chris Canty and Damien Woody all join the show to discuss the Cardinals removing the "independent study" clause from his contract. Plus the crew debates when Lamar Jackson should get his deal done, and if you'd rather have D.K Metcalf or Deebo Samuel. Plus Kentucky QB Will Levis joins the show to discuss the upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
Hour 2: Lamarvelous
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Harry Douglas, Chris Canty and Sam Acho join the show to debate if Lamar Jackson is the toughest QB to game-plan for. The crew also discuss if there is a problem with Deshaun Watson being at Browns camp and if there's an issue with Tyreek Hill's comments about Tua. Later Angela Rye joins the show to discuss the recent updates regarding the release of Brittney Griner. The crew also debates if the Cowboys can still count on Ezekiel Elliot to be an impact player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Hour 1: Notre Dame comes to town
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Louis Riddick, Harry Douglas and Sam Acho all join the show to discuss whether Aaron Rodgers or Davante Adams has more to prove. The crew then debates if Lamar Jackson should play without a new contract, and if Trey Lance gives the 49ers the best chance to win. Plus, Notre Dame Head Coach Marcus Freeman joins the show to discuss the upcoming season and conference realignment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Hour 2: Rodge Ball
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Ryan Clark, Fred Taylor, and Harry Douglas return in this episode to debate whether or not the Dallas Cowboys are the best team in the NFC East and if Mike McCarthy is the right guy to lead them. Plus, Aaron Rodgers may have made his case for another Con Air movie, but can he make the case for another MVP title? The crew discusses the impact of Davante Adams' absence on Rodgers' success this season. Tom Brady has another weapon in Tampa as Julio Jones signs a one-year deal with the Bucs, but is it enough to help them repeat as division champs? The guys give us their takes on that plus their reaction to Russell Wilson arriving at training camp repping a...Russell Wilson jersey? With the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in NYC, Ryan, Fred, and Harry talk about how his legacy has impacted their lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2022
Hour 1: Mike'd Up
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In this episode, Harry Douglas, Ryan Clark, and Fred Taylor debate what Mike McCarthy needs to do in order to have some job security in Dallas and if he's the right guy for the job. After Kyler Murray's contract extension made headlines with a mandatory film study clause, the crew questions if he made the right decision to stay in Arizona. Another day, another anonymous defensive play caller shading a star NFL quarterback. Harry, Ryan, and Fred react to criticism of Patrick Mahomes being a tier 2 QB. Ole Miss Head Coach Lane Kiffin joins the show with his hot take on the impact of NIL deals on college sports and more reaction to his viral tiktok moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2022
It's KMart Season
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While Charly runs around Paris, Elle and KMart hold down the fort with a little football, a little basketball, and of course a few life updates! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2022
Hour 2: Expect the Unexpected
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In this episode, Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Domonique Foxworth return to debate if Kyler Murray is under more pressure this season after it was revealed he has mandatory film study in his contract extension. Move over Stephen A.- it's Ryan Clark's list today! He gives us his top 5 quarterbacks with the most to prove this season, but does everyone agree with his choices? The crew tries to expect the unexpected and predict what team they believe will emerge as a sleeper this NFL season. Ryan, Channing, and Domonique discuss just how worried Mike McCarthy should be about his job security as head coach of "America's Team". Plus, Aaron Rodgers in a Con Air sequel...? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Hour 1: House of Cards
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In this episode, Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Domonique Foxworth react to Kyler Murray's massive contract extension with the Cardinals that includes a certain clause requiring him to do his homework. After an anonymous defensive coordinator labeled Lamar Jackson a second-tier quarterback, the crew decides if the comments were fair or foul. Plus, Ryan, Channing, and Domonique debate the future of the Kansas City Chiefs after Tyreek Hill's move to Miami. Bill Belichick and the Patriots still haven't named key positions of their coaching staff, which begs the question: Is this another one of Bill's tricks or is New England in trouble? Our guys have the answer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Hour 2: Down Hill?
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In this episode, Courtney Cronin, Bart Scott, and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo return to discuss the state of the Kansas City Chiefs after Tyreek Hill was dealt to Miami this offseason. Speaking of Hill, he joins the show to give us some insight into his decision to leave Patrick Mahomes and why he's looking forward to working with Tua Tagovailoa. David Ortiz has officially been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but what does this mean for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens? Courtney and our own hall of famer Chris Russo go head to head in a Hall of Fame debate. Plus, which QB will have a bigger Sophomore year? The crew talks about what they expect for the futures of Trey Lance, Zach Wilson, Trevor Lawrence and more. Unsurprisingly, Draymond Green is giving hot takes on Twitter and taking shots at the 1998 Chicago Bulls. Very surprisingly, Mad Dog agrees with him! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
Hour 1: Knocking on Kevin's Door
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In this episode, Courtney Cronin, Bart Scott and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo react to the news of the Boston Celtics being among the teams in trade talks for Kevin Durant. Mark Jackson joins the show with his take on the Durant decision and if he believes Russell Westbrook can salvage his career in Los Angeles. And, as Davante Adams reports to Raiders training camp, Courtney, Bart, and Mad Dog debate whether he's better off with Derek Carr or if he'll miss his QB connection with Aaron Rodgers. Plus, Bill Belichick still hasn't named his coaching staff with the season fast approaching and the crew decides if he's on the verge of a Patriots dictatorship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
Hour 2: Madden Madness
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Robert Williams III and Bart Scott return in this episode to debate if a (much wealthier) Kyler Murray can lead the Cardinals to a Super Bowl this season after agreeing to a massive contract extension with Arizona. Rece Davis joins the show to help count us down to college football season with his take on the possibility of Georgia repeating as national champions and what team he believes could be a dark horse to make the playoffs. On the final day of Madden ratings reveal week, Kimberly A. Martin is back to debate who is the better QB right now: Brady or Rodgers? Also, the crew decides if it's a big deal for Bill Belichick and the Patriots to go without an offensive coordinator this season. Bart predicted the future last year with the Rams Super Bowl title, will he do it again with his pick to win the NFC? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2022
Hour 1: Hail Murray
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In this episode, Bart Scott, Robert Griffin III, and Kimberly A. Martin react to Kyler Murray's big payday as he agrees to a contract extension with the Cardinals. The crew discusses where this news leaves the Ravens and Lamar Jackson in their contract negotiations and if Lamar is the right guy for Baltimore. Also debated is who will feel more impacted by their recent breakup: Aaron Rodgers or Davante Adams? Mecole Hardman joins the show to give his take on how the Chiefs will stack up in the AFC this year without Tyreek Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2022
Hour 2: High-Brow
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Jay Williams and Monica McNutt return in this episode to debate Anthony Davis' place in the NBA hierarchy... when he's healthy. Heisman winners Desmond Howard and Robert Griffin III are here to pick their early favorites in this year's Heisman race and argue which team could win their first national title this season. Mario Cristobal joins the show with his reaction to Desmond's pick and talks about his return to his Alma Mater as the Hurricane's new Head Coach. Bart Scott is back to react to the Madden cornerback ratings reveal and discuss where Dak Prescott fits in his Top-10 QB list this season. Plus, we salute our own Dick Vitale for receiving the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at last night's ESPYs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Hour 1: Trey Area
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In this episode, Jay Williams, Monica McNutt, Bart Scott, and Robert Griffin III give their takes on whether or not the 49ers can contend with the reigning Super Bowl champions with Trey Lance at the helm after San Francisco gave Jimmy G permission to seek a trade. Also discussed is which AFC West QB is under the most pressure this season? The crew debates which NFL team is in the best position for the next 3 years. In the wake of James Harden's deal to stay in Philly, the crew debates where the 76ers land among teams in the East. Plus, Stephen A is always watching... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Hour 2: Best QB in CFB
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Ryan Clark, Chris Russo, and David Pollack debate who the best QB in college football is. The guys discuss if Will Anderson is a threat to win the Heisman. Stick around to hear Chris give his list of the most storied college football programs, The crew debates who the biggest threat to the Bills in the AFC East is and whether Derrick Henry is the best RB in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Hour 1: Dabo in the House!
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Chris Russo, Jay Williams, and Ryan Clark debate on whether Davante Adams will regret leaving Aaron Rodgers. The guys talk about who the best team in AFC West is and which team from the division is most likely to miss the playoffs. Clemson's Dabo Swinney stops by to discuss the upcoming CFB season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Don't You Just Love LOVE?
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Charly hasn't eaten in three days, Kimberley is finally back after a 2 week hiatus, and Elle breaks out in song once again! It's a jam packed episode and all three ladies are back and better than ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Hour 2: Stars Realigning
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Chris Russo, Dan Orlovsky, and Paul Finebaum discuss which school should the SEC target if they are looking for a conference expansion. The guys debate whether Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC is bigger than USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten. Stick around to hear Chris react to Juan Soto rejecting a 15-year/$440M contract extension with the Nationals. Kendrick stops by to debate where Stephen Curry ranks all-time after winning his 4th NBA title. Dan and Chris debate who the top edge rushers in the NFL are. The crew talks about what Jackie Robinson's legacy means to them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Hour 1: Three Cheers
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Kendrick Perkins and Chris Russo discuss whether the Lakers should run it back with their current Big Three and where Kevin Durant should play next season. The guys debate on who should have the power in the NBA. Dan Orlovsky stops by to talk about where Ja'Marr Chase ranks among NFL WRs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Hour 2: Realignment Accent
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Kirk Herbstreit and Keyshawn Johnson join the show to discuss the impact of realignment on College Football. The two also debate whether Arch Manning will live up to the hype. Plus Sam Acho hops on the show to discuss if the Cowboys should take more of the load off of Dak? Later Chad Johnson joins the show to debate where Justin Jefferson ranks among top WRs, and if Joe Burrow will lead the Bengals back to the Super Bowl. Last, the crew debates the Boston fanbase after LeBron calls Boston fans "racist as (expletive)." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022