Nothing Personal with David Samson

Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. No guests. No callers. No BS. 45 minutes per day, Monday-Friday. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal!


Subscribe to Nothing Personal on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson

Nothing Personal with David Samson

Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. No guests. No callers. No BS. 45 minutes per day, Monday-Friday. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal!


Subscribe to Nothing Personal on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson

Most Recent Episode

  • GOP trying to strip MLB of antitrust exemption; Mark Cuban not happy with play-in tournament he voted for (4/14)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘no regrets’ as in Mark Cuban as in the owner of the Dallas Mavericks realized he made a big uh oh too late. Players are not happy with the new play-in tournament in the NBA Playoffs. (11:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about antitrust, the Sherman Act, the Republican effort to do away with this because of the All-Star Game being moved. Can the Minnesota Timberwolves move? Are the NBA rules the same as MLB? (26:12) NPPOD. (32:06) Review: Godzilla vs Kong. (35:56) Buffalo Bills fans will need to be vaccinated if they want to go to games. People are not happy. People are happy. Let’s discuss. (42:15) The Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers players will not attend OTAs… Why is this news? Why do we need a statement? 

Episodes of This Show

  • Another statement, another postponement, another avoidable tragedy (4/13)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘taser’ as in here we go again. Another young African-American was shot and killed by police. This officer thought they were using a taser… unbelievable. So the sports world in Minnesota stopped again. The Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild all postponed games last night. What goes into these decisions? (10:57) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I would say to players who didn’t play last night. (21:26) Review: Girl In The Basement. (28:15) Sam Darnold met the media in Carolina for the first time since being traded by the New York Jets. (35:17) NPPOD. (40:08) What are the plans for the Chicago Cubs? Are they ready to sell Baez, Bryant, and Rizzo? The team currently has the worst batting average in baseball. 





    0:00 - Intro

    0:10 - Minnesota sports on pause

    10:57 - Players not wanting to play

    19:26 - Girl In The Basement

    26:15 - Darnold meets the media

    33:17 - NNPOD

    38:08 - Do Cubs become sellers?

  • Matsuyama becomes an icon, A-Rod may finally own a team, and MLB replay still STINKS! (4/12)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘icon’ as in Hideki Matsuyama is the new Masters champion as in never having to buy your own beer again at a bar. But what’s it like to be an icon in Japan? Matsuyama is about to find out. Spending time with Ichiro in Japan was an experience I will never forget. (10:00) What in the world happened in the Phillies-Braves game last night? We spoke about how poor replay was last week — and it gets even worse. Alec Bohn was out on a play at the plate, but the umps called him safe, after review everyone in the world saw he was out, but he was called safe. Phillies win 7-6 and the world explodes. (17:46) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Alex Rodriguez has entered into an exclusive period to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves. Remember when he was going to buy the Mets? Remember when he was joining a SPAC? (31:53) Review: Weed The People. (37:49) More MLB drama! Mets/Marlins had a a rain delay after 7 minutes of gameplay. It was complete BS and both sides were mad. How did this happen? (43:40) Jacob deGrom needs run support. He is the best pitcher in baseball and his team doesn’t win. How long can this go on?

  • MLB inspecting Trevor Bauer's dirty balls; Trying to explain ending of Mets-Marlins (4/9)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘B Squared’ as in Bauer’s balls as in Trevor Bauer is having his baseballs inspected by MLB. Why is this? Well the umpires saw what looked like markings on the baseballs and sent them to the league office. Bauer and his agent went on Twitter last night and called it all “gossip”. What will happen here? (12:00) More and more gun tragedies are taking place. One of the latest was former NFL player Phillip Adams who murdered five people, including two children. We need to have this discussion. (23:43) Review: The Life Ahead (26:53) Did you see the end of the Mets/Marlins game? The Mets won on a walk-off HBP! Excuse me? Michael Conforto got hit with the bases loaded and then all hell broke loose. (39:27) NPPOD. (41:24) 

  • MLB: Trying to avoid a nightmare start - Injuries are starting to pile up (4/8)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘nightmare’ as in it all feels like a dream after you make it through spring training but then the first week of Opening Day comes and goes and your team is hurt, and losing, and bad, and it’s a nightmare. What is happening with Aaron Judge and the Yankees? Aaron Boone said he’s sore and will get the day off. It’s kind of early for this. Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, George Springer, Fernando Tatis, Trevor Rosenthal… more and more injuries are happening. (11:43) What can you make of first week performances? We’ve got teams that are overachieving early and teams that are underachieving right now. (16:27) Did MLB change the baseballs? Are they dead? Are they live? Where do we stand on the issue? (18:29) NPPOD. (20:11) Tiger Woods is lucky to be alive. It wasn’t drug abuse. It wasn’t alcohol. His crash was caused by his reckless driving. (27:06) The Masters started today. Fred Ridley is the chairman of the Masters and he released a statement on the Georgia voting laws. (35:48) Review: Collective. (36:57) Hubert Davis was named head coach at North Carolina. What was so significant about this? He became the 3rd head coach in program history, but the first African-American. What he said was very telling. 

  • BYOTC: Bring Your Own Trash Cans - How will the Astros handle opposing fans? Nike suspends Deshaun Watson (4/7)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘trash’ as in take out the trash as in trash cans as in the Houston Astros are being ridiculed so bad by opposing fans that Dusty Baker had to say something. Fans brought trash cans to the game! What can the Astros do about this? (12:53) Fernando Tatis Jr may miss the rest of the season. We haven’t learned anything new from his first MRI, but GM AJ Preller said it’s a non-surgical injury. You can beat he’ll need surgery because the Padres said he wouldn’t. (23:09) Review: WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn. (27:38) It’s time for another update on the Deshaun Watson case because a woman chose to come public and hold a press conference. Watson’s team then revealed that her attorney tried to get hush money before going public. Nike has announced they are suspending Watson. Oh boy. (41:00) Wait to see. (45:23) NPPOD. #waittosee

  • Why MLB chose to move 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta to Coors Field in Denver (4/6)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘All Star Game’ as in Atlanta as in Denver as in MLB as in Texas as in what is happening right now in Rob Manfred’s office is not pretty. What happened? Why was the game moved? How was the game moved to Coors? What happens next? (23:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Padres regret giving Fernando Tatis Jr that mega deal with his shoulder injury. Why would someone ask that? Because Tatis left with a shoulder injury and he might need surgery. This was an injury the team knew about. Uh oh. (33:25) Review: Concrete Cowboy. (35:49) Steve Cohen continues to talk and talk and talk. He got his first taste of being Mets owner and he is struggling with the NY media. (42:00) NPPOD. BRACKET WINNERS ANNOUNCED - REACH OUT TO COCA!

  • Astros booed on Opening Day because fans never forget; Understanding Supreme Court and NCAA v. Alston case (4/2)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘calm’ as in everybody calm down as in take a breath as in yesterday was just one game of 162 of them. The Houston Astros played in front of fans and the Oakland fans let them hear it. Boos on boos on boos! Remember the sign-stealing dilemma? Feels like a decade ago. (7:30) Why are pitchers still batting? Why is there no Universal DH? We saw how ridiculous things were when Tyler Glasnow batted for Tampa Bay. (15:00) NPPOD. (18:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Supreme Court hearing the NCAA v. Alston case and they wanted it to be explained like they weren’t a lawyer. (31:39) Review: Operation Varsity Blues. (36:10) Red Sox owner Tom Werner says that LeBron James is good for Boston, and good for business, but there was something he said that I couldn’t believe. 

  • MLB Opening Day is here! Marlins Park gets naming rights deal. (4/1)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Opening Day’ as in April 1st as in baseball is back! Last night the New York Mets were able to come to an agreement with superstar Francisco Lindor on a major 10-yr, $341M deal. What else can we look forward to today? What matters most on Opening Day? (9:32) The Washington Nationals already have a COVID problem. It appears that four players will miss Opening Day against the Mets. Not great! (13:21) President Biden spoke to ESPN last night about vaccines, stadium capacity, and spoke about the All Star Game in Georgia. (15:40) The NL West has all the eyeballs this season. The San Diego Padres won the offseason. The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to repeat. Trevor Bauer is getting his balls ready (his baseballs you sickos!). (25:50) NPPOD. (30:42) Review: The Father. (33:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about he Miami Marlins have announced that they have a new TV deal and a naming rights deal and why wasn’t I able to secure a naming rights deal when I was there

  • 🚨 Mets, Francisco Lindor agree to MONSTER 10-year, $341M deal before Opening Day (3/31)

    The New York Mets and Francisco Lindor have agreed to terms on a massive 10-year, $341M deal on the eve of Opening Day.

  • MLB PREDICTIONS! MVP, Cy Young, and World Series; NFL owners get major win with 17-game schedule (3/31)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘17 Again’ as in Zac Efron and Matthew Perry as in the NFL has announced there will be 17 regular season games starting this year. The NFL knew they were going to get this done when those giant TV deals were signed. Is everyone happy about this? Did the NFLPA get enough for the players? (13:55) Deshaun Watson now has 19 lawsuits against him. This story is not going away anytime soon. We need to cover this. (31:00) Review: Seaspiracy. (36:40) MLB season is here! Let’s get some predictions! MVP! World Series! EVERYTHING!

  • Will Mets owner Steve Cohen meet Francisco Lindor's counter offer? Anthony Rizzo gets "laughable" offer from Cubs (3/30)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘ravioli’ as in pasta as in a nice Italian dinner as in what Steve Cohen said he had during his meeting with Francisco Lindor. The Mets reportedly offered Lindor a 10-year, $325M and he countered with a 12-year, $385M. Where does this standoff end? (16:18) A very similar situation is happening with Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. He wants a new deal. Kris Bryant needs a new deal. Javy Baez needs a new deal. And apparently Rizzo was offered a deal that he found laughable. Will any of the Cubs Big 3 be back in 2022? (25:34) MLB will relax COVID restrictions if 85% of Tier 1 employees get vaccinated. What does this exactly mean? (36:00) Review: Bad Trip. (40:11) NPPOD. (43:06) Mark Emmert is the president of the NCAA and he has some big issues to deal with. Athletes are taking a stand. Will he take the meeting they want?

  • March 2021 Mailbag: Strangest contract clause, getting DFA'd, top 5 concerts I've been to (3/27)

    Mailbag! It’s a mailbag! March 2021 edition of the mailbag is here! Let’s get it started! Someone asked what the strangest clause I ever had to put in a contract to stop a player from doing something. (10:30) Someone asked if MLB could possibly move the 2021 All Star game from Atlanta, Georgia after everything that’s been going on in the state. A new voting rights bill was passed and people are not happy. (22:40) Someone asked how the 40-man roster works and who decides which players get DFA’d. (34:40) Someone asked for some other reasons that players would get traded at the deadline and who would influence these moves. (41:00) Someone asked for my Top 5 concerts I’ve been to… so I’ll give you a Top 8. 

  • Was Eloy Jimenez's injury avoidable? Will the Houston Astros let Carlos Correa walk? (3/26)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘left field’ as in not right field as in not center field as in the outfield as in Eloy Jimenez of the Chicago White Sox is out for what could be the whole season after tearing his pec making a play in a spring training game. Every White Sox fan knew this was inevitable, but management still put Eloy out there. What were the Sox trying to prove? (15:29) Kirby Yates is done for the year that hasn’t even started yet. He got $5.5M guaranteed by the Toronto Blue Jays AFTER the Atlanta Braves pulled an offer for a failed physical. Yates signs with the Jays and is now out for the season. Wow. (23:45) Review: Justice League Snyder Cut… yes I watched all four hours. (31:43) Did the Houston Astros just lowball and lose Carlos Correa? They might have. It was a six-year, $120M offer and Correa was offended. This is a MONSTER free agent offseason for shortstops. (40:50) NPPOD. 

  • MLB will CRACK DOWN on doctored balls! What's a trade deadline actually like? (3/25)


    Today’s word of the day is ‘substance’ as in foreign substance as in new MLB memo says every ball will be studied. MLB says they will have ball monitors and dugout monitors and substance monitors and every monitor you can think of to make sure pitchers aren’t doctoring the balls. How is this going to work? What is MLB trying to figure out? (13:22) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the NHL firing an official after he was caught on a hot mic saying he wanted to give a penalty to Nashville. (22:26) NPPOD. (25:25) What happens during a trade deadline? How do athletes ask teams about trades? What do they do on deadline day? (35:10) Review: The Last Blockbuster. (39:15) The Washington Football team will be owned in full by Daniel Snyder. Reports say he’ll be in complete control and he’ll be able to buyout the minority owners. Not just that, but the team may keep this name moving forward because of ‘traditions’… always fun to discuss the WFT.

  • Do the Packers want Aaron Rodgers around? Deshaun Watson attorney fires back (3/24)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘the police’ as in the band, not the law enforcement, as in MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE! Is that what’s happening in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers? The Packers wanted Rodgers to restructure his deal, but Rodgers said he wanted provisions put in saying it wouldn’t be a ‘lame duck’ year. (8:50) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Marlins security guard who was banging trash cans as Astros Alex Bregman was at the plate. (20:05) Fernando Tatis Jr. left a game yesterday with a shoulder injury. It doesn’t appear to be serious, but Tatis said it’s something he’s been dealing with his whole career… oh boy. (25:52) Review: My Octopus Teacher. (29:32) Deshaun Watson situation is getting far crazier than we ever would have believed. There are now 16 lawsuits filed by Tony Buzbee against Watson, but Rusty Hardin (Watson’s attorney) has fired back. (41:20) NPPOD. (44:00) The Raptors are in trouble. Lost a bunch of games. Thinking of trading Lowry. Siakam yelled at Nick Nurse. The honeymoon is over… now what? #waittosee

  • Opening up the checkbook better pay off (3/23)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘slice’ as in Kraft slice of American cheese as in pizza slice as in Kimbo Slice, but really as in Robert Kraft. The New England Patriots have signed every free agent available this offseason and Kraft opened up the checkbook. What made Bill Belichick and the Patriots go all in? (12:37) Salvador Perez was given a longterm deal from the Kansas City Royals. Not just any kind of deal. The largest deal in franchise history! $82M over four years. Why would they do this? (26:00) Spring Training is all about staying healthy. Major problems in Arizona as Zac Gallen felt some discomfort in his forearm… while hitting! Oh boy. (32:52) Review: Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar (37:20) NPPOD. (40:50) Nike pulls brand from “undifferentiated” retailers… say goodbye to the Mom and Pop stores. It’s a sad reality for these small businesses. 

  • NCAA poor excuse for inequality at March Madness (3/22)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘madness’ as in march madness as in there is so much madness and everyone’s bracket is busted. Wisconsin, see ya. West Virginia, see ya. But the biggest story of the tournament is what happened to the women NCAA athletes during their tournament. Bad swag bags, terrible weight rooms, no respect. Compared to the men’s swag bags and weight rooms it looked like the NCAA just didn’t care. (13:30) Rick Pitino says he’s happy at Iona and won’t leave. I’m sure that’s the case. (19:12) Ohio State player releases message of the death threats he received online after team lost in tournament. Be better. Be way better. (29:48) Review: Another Round. (35:38) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone wanted to know about the Cubs minor leaguer getting caught with 21 pounds of meth. Do I have a story for you all. #waittosee

  • NCAA just wants business, but the athletes are making it personal; A response to Marlins Park makeover (3/19)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘#NotNCAAProperty” as in the hashtag being used by college basketball players during March Madness as in college players taking another stand against the NCAA. What will be different this time? Will these college athletes not play to really make a stand? (12:55) NPPOD. (15:18) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the new NFL TV deals and what it means for the league. The deal will pay the league about $110B over 11 years…whoa. (30:25) Review: The Mole Agent. (33:38) Wait To See Updates. (39:30) Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins have gotten rid of everything “Miami” that was at Marlins Park. No more fish tanks, no more pool, no more home run sculpture… now what? #waittosee 

  • Deshaun Watson hit with more lawsuits; Meyers Leonard gets traded to nowhere (3/18)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘frivolous’ as in having sound basis as in lacks in serious as in a lawsuit was announced against Deshaun Watson by a Houston-based lawyer. No it’s not Groundhog Day… we’re back talking Deshaun Watson because even more lawsuits were made against Watson. Another woman in Atlanta has come forward saying Watson made inappropriate advances towards her. (7:00) Meyers Leonard was traded to no where. The Miami Heat traded him to the OKC Thunder and the Thunder announced he wouldn’t be joining the team. Is this the end for Leonard in the NBA? (14:30) 130 fans were ejected from viewing a college lacrosse game after some of them yelled racial slurs at players from the opposing team. Why? (23:52) Review: A Secret Love. (30:00) Are the Kansas City Royals going to put Bobby Witt Jr. on its Opening Day roster? Does he need to be there? Will he be there? (35:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Buffalo Sabres firing its head coach but still owing him $3.7M next. This person wanted to know when letting go of a coach who’s under contract, how much of a financial hit you take comes into play.

  • Deshaun Watson responds to 'baseless' lawsuit; Is LeBron James a part owner of the Red Sox? (3/17)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘frivolous’ as in having sound basis as in lacks in serious as in a lawsuit was announced against Deshaun Watson by a Houston-based lawyer. The allegations allege that Watson sexually assaulted a masseuse and the lawsuit is asking for a six-figure settlement. Watson responded to the “baseless demand” and said he rejected the request. (15:40) LeBron James is now a part owner of the Boston Red Sox. He is a part owner of the Liverpool FC. He wants to one day own an NBA team. But let me explain this to you. (27:00) The Jacksonville Jaguars have spent over $1.4 BILLION in free agency since 2011… and they’ve lost nearly 75% of their games in that time. How can this be so bad? (36:17) Review: Secretary. (41:45) NPPOD. (43:04) Regular season baseball is almost here! Montoyo extended! Are the Blue Jays doing the right thing? Is extending the manager the right decision? #waittosee

  • Bill Belichick and the Patriots free agency spending; Sports embracing the gambling boom (3/16)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘232’ as in the New England Patriots spent $232M in the first day of free agency. What? How? Why is the NFL and NBA free agency so much fun and MLB is so boring? Is Bill Belichick trying to make up for the fact that Tom Brady won a Super Bowl without him? (11:15) March Madness is here and Indiana is not in it. The Hoosiers have fired Archie Miller after four seasons. And we’ve got ourselves a statement! Miller’s buyout money will be paid by money raised from boosters! (22:13) Review: Allen v Farrow. (30:12) NPPOD. (32:15) Let’s talk about the gambling boom. Years ago is was a major red flag in the sports world. A major no-no! Now it’s being embraced! Why? REVENUE! (43:05) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the signing of Hirokazu Sawamura being signed by the Boston Red Sox. What are some differences between Japan and MLB? Let’s discuss. 

  • Trevor Bauer's problem with everything; Oscar nominations; March Madness is here! (3/15)

    Head to CBSSports.com/NPDSBrackets and join the NPDS group! I can't say anymore... but you're going to want to beat Coca.


    Today’s word of the day is ‘deja vu’ as in already seen as in wait, did this happen before as in talking about Trevor Bauer feels like it happens everyday. What happened now? Yu Darvish got a letter from MLB telling him to stop promoting his own company on his jersey. And who got the angriest about this? Trevor Bauer. He cannot help himself. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a real problem. (11:53) Giants and Cleveland agreed to play the bottom of the 9th in a spring training game. That is the story. The story is the umpires walked off the field… what!? (18:00) Is the NFL salary cap real? New Orleans Saints gifted Taysom Hill a new 4-year, $140M deal. He will not see any of that. Okay. (28:16) Review: 2021 Oscar Nominations. (36:10) NPPOD. (40:25) The worst statement of all time was released. A high school announcer named Matt Rowan blamed his diabetes for a racist outburst during an Oklahoma high school girl’s basketball tournament. Just an awful situation, made worse by what he said after the game. #waittosee

  • Final discussion on Meyers Leonard; Latest on Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson (3/12)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘50K’ as in $50,000 as in the fine for Meyers Leonard that the NBA handed down. Why was this the punishment? Adam Silver could only do this because of the CBA between the NBA and the NBPA. $50,000 was the maximum. Where do we go next?? (10:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how you prepare for a season when you don’t know whether your star will show up. This is referring to Houston Texans new head coach David Culley saying he has no ‘contingency plan’ if Deshaun Watson doesn’t show. (18:40) SOCCER TALK! FUTBOL TALK! Frank McCourt was the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now he owns Marseille FC in Marseille, France. How big of a disaster is this? Oh, it is one of the biggest. (28:23) - Review: Dog Day Afternoon. (33:06) Patrick Ewing was back at MSG to coach the Georgetown Hoyas in the Big East tournament. He was not happy postgame saying that the Madison Square Garden security stopped him multiple times. (40:15) NPPOD. (42:30) Russell Wilson was not in a letter mentioned by the Seahawks to season ticket holders. Was this done purposefully? #waittosee

  • MLB Roundup: Texas 100% capacity, Mets celebrate nothing, Cleveland owner's leaked email (3/11)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘525,600’ as in the amount of minutes in a year as in March 11, 2020 is when the world stopped. That was the day the NBA shut down and the sports were done for. The beginning of the covid crisis. Where are we now? The Texas Rangers are going 100% capacity at games this year. Texas is open for business. (10:34) Did the New York Mets really practice celebrating the World Series? Did this happen? Are we imaging things? (16:50) Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan addressed the Mickey Callaway situation in an internal email that was given to the media. Let’s discuss. (27:45) Review: United State vs Billie Holliday (32:26) Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott held a presser yesterday. Jerry Jones is the best quote in sports. Thank you, Jerry Jones. (38:10) NPPOD. (40:47) Julian Edelman writes an open letter to Meyers Leonard. Udonis Haslem responds to Meyers Leonard. Still waiting for Mickey Arison to say something… when will that be? #waittosee

  • Meyers Leonard and the all too common excuse for racial slurs (3/10)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘slur’ as in racial slur as in anti-semitic slur as in Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard was caught on a livestream saying an anti-semitic slur. Let’s talk about this situation, what followed, his response, the league’s response, and the Miami Heat’s response. (21:22) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I would have told my players and execs to stop live interviews given what is happening right now. (33:03) Review: Murder Among the Mormons. (36:00) NPPOD. (38:09) Did MLB change the baseballs again? Let me let you in on the not so little secret. But don’t tell Blake Snell. 

  • Jerry Jones gifts Dak Prescott a monster deal; Will Steve Cohen break the bank for Lindor? (3/9)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘je le ferai’ as in I will do it as in Jerry Jones came to save the day. The Dallas Cowboys announced they have signed Dak Prescott to a long-term deal… thanks to Jerry Jones. And it’s a monster deal. He’ll get up to $164M over four years with $75 MILLION due in the first year! (13:10) When will Francisco Lindor get his long term deal? The New York Mets have begun talks with him, but still need to sign Michael Conforto. How will this work? (21:16) A report came out on revenue sharing in MLB yesterday. Let’s discuss what this report said and why it matters. (33:56) Review: I Care A Lot. (38:28) Kansas announced that head coach Les Miles has been fired. We told you that would happen on Friday. (43:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why Greg McDermott was only suspended one game and not fired. #waittosee

  • Is Dan Snyder using a bot farm? Social media is getting too dangerous (3/8)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘bots’ as in robots as in bot farms as in fake social media accounts that have taken over the internet. Why are you talking about bots? Well, WFT owner Daniel Snyder has been accused of using bots to spread stories online about the GOOD that the Washington Football Team is doing. Snyder has denied this. (9:22) What other online drama is happening? How about the Pittsburgh Penguins photoshopping masks on fans? Woof. (18:00) Trevor Bauer pitched over the weekend, that isn’t the important part… the important part is that after the game he said he pitched with one eye closed! Said he wanted to challenge himself. (26:49) Review: Coming 2 America. (30:33) NPPOD - let’s talk about the NBA All Star Game. It had everything you would want and not want. (39:25) Wait to see update: Blake Griffin has signed with the Brooklyn Nets. (42:13) Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah and went off on the royal family. 

  • Big Ben pay cut and responsibility in the workplace (3/5)

     Today’s word of the day is ‘paycut’ as in taking less money as in ‘helping’ the team as in Ben Roethlisberger is taking a $5M paycut so that the Pittsburgh Steelers can get some cap relief. What is going on in the Steel City? Did the Steelers want Big Ben to retire? (9:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if front office people should be held responsible for their hiring process. This stems from the allegations against Mickey Callaway and the Cleveland Indians. (25:27) Review: The Mauritanian (33:16) NPPOD (35:15) Les Miles is going to get fired. He needs to. The allegations uncovered about his tenure at LSU is horrifying. (40:42) Creighton head coach Greg McDermott has been suspended by the school after making a ridiculous comment to his team. #waittosee

  • What happened to the universal DH? How old is Albert Pujols? (3/4)

     Today’s word of the day is ‘universal’ as in something grand as in the universe as in there is likely to be no universal DH this season in MLB. Why? What’s keeping the league and MLBPA from allowing this to happen? Do people still want pitchers to bat? (8:33) Jackie Bradley Jr is signing a deal with Milwaukee Brewers and he’s getting a raise! He’ll get a 2-year, $24M deal. (14:32) Trevor Bauer and his agent Rachel Luba cannot help themselves. The stories they come up with are ridiculous. (23:00) Review: Lifeline - Clyfford Still. (28:05) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about how old Albert Pujols is. Here we go. (36:27) NPPOD. (40:00) The New York Jets will now be taking calls about Sam Darnold. His future in New York is in doubt…. Or is it? #waittosee 

  • MLB needs to take a stand against unsafe workplace environments (3/3)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘that’s just the way it is’ as in Bruce Hornsby as in Mickey Callaway is back in the news again because of his time with the Cleveland Indians. More women have come forward about the harassment by Callaway, and now we need to know how much the Indians front office knew. This is a mess and MLB needs to clean it up. (12:45) The AAA season is going to be delayed by at least a month. What does this mean for the teams? What about the cities where those teams are? (19:18) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me a question about the NBA, the NBA Store, rent due, and the pandemic. Might seem like a random foursome, but it matters. (28:52) Review: Kodachrome. (34:30) NPPOD. (37:00) Texas has a problem on its hands. The ‘Eyes of Texas’ is the school song, it has become controversial to some, but not to others. Boosters in Austin are mad about the pushback, students are mad about the song. Who will win? (44:00) The Miami Dolphins released Kyle Van Noy after just one year after the signing of his four-year, $51M deal. Should he be mad? #waittosee

  • Spring training mercy rule, spending Steve Cohen's money, and more! (3/2)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘mercy’ as in mercy me as in the Mercy Rule! New rule in baseball alert! We have a spring training Mercy Rule and we saw it in action in the Boston Red Sox game. Garrett Richards was pitching, got in a 1st inning jam, loaded the bases, walked in a run, and stopped the inning after 23 pitches. (11:26) Sandy Alderson speaks about the New York Mets offseason. Why didn’t the Mets land Bauer or Springer? When will Lindor or Conforto get an extension? (20:10) Atlanta Hawks fired Lloyd Pierce and the Hawks communication to the team was poor, to say the least. Nate McMillan was on the bench as an assistant coach and is now the interim coach. Let’s break down this situation. (31:00) NPPOD. (35:04) Review: Minari. (40:55) JJ Watt is headed to the Arizona Cardinals. Is he worth the $23M that Arizona gave him? #waittosee

  • What happens in Spring Training, stays in Spring Training... except injuries (3/1)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘James Taylor’ as in you got a friend as in winter SPRING summer fall as in Spring Training has started so that means baseball is back. I was wrong about that, but it’s here. Let’s take a look at what’s happening inside the front office. What do team’s want to see in game 1? (19:39) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what happened this morning with Ex-Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. He has been arrested in what’s being called Barcagate after a police investigation into Barcelona and a company used social media to bash Barcelona athletes including Messi and Pique. (32:15) Review: Golden Globes recap. (37:50) NPPOD. (38:02) Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks continue to have a sour relationship. What went so wrong? (45:47) BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO END THE SHOW! #waittosee

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  • 📫February 2021 Mailbag!

    Mailbag! It’s a mailbag! February 2021 edition of the mailbag is here! Let’s get it started! First up, someone wanted to know how a player feels getting traded from a successful big market team to a small market team? (6:45) Someone asked how players to be named later were determined. How do teams choose these players in trades? (9:10) Let’s make a deal! Were there any teams you targeted in trades or that targeted you in trades? (13:26) Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts and new teammate Michael Pittman said he’s not giving up number 11 — Shane asked me if I have any crazy jersey stories…. Well I do! (19:31) Someone asked me about the breaking point that would come for MLB to force an owner to sell. (26:53) Someone asked me how I avoided stressing out people who worked for me on our pursuit of success. (31:30) The financial ramifications for Miami and Dade County when it came to selling the Miami Marlins. (39:00) What are the top 5 most overrated sports movies of all time? (43:00) What happens to the money when a stock drops? (47:50) My favorite phone apps.

  • NFL collusion! Watson still wants out of Houston; Wilson won't demand a Seattle trade, but wouldn't be opposed! (2/26)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘collusion!’ as in paying a collusion settlement for owners colluding together to not pay baseball players as in NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith has told player agents to collude! He wants to make sure that free agents don’t get screwed by teams because of the pandemic caps. (12:51) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Deshaun Watson still wants out of Houston even after meeting with his new coach David Culley. (22:02) Russell Wilson reportedly told the Seahawks he wants to play in Seattle, BUT he would also be okay with being traded to four teams; Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans. (29:27) Review: Golden Globe Predictions (34:48) NPPOD. (37:43) The Utah Jazz have responded to accusation made by a former player from 2015 season. The accusations are against the teams EVP for making a bigoted statement. What will happen here? (44:08) Malik Beasley was suspended for 12 games after pleading guilty to a felony count of threats of violence. What is going on in Minnesota? #waittosee

  • What is service time manipulation? (2/25)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘manipulation’ as in service time manipulation as in more drama in Seattle as Jarred Kelenic has spoken out against the Mariners because he believes his contract is being messed with and that former team president Kevin Mather admitted such. (17:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Shane Bieber and a potential long term deal between he and the Cleveland Indians. (30:17) Review: The China Hustle. (36:51) Nothing Personal Pick of the Day (38:25) The Minnesota Timberwolves are in some trouble after firing their head coach and hiring a new coach in the same night. How did this happen? Will the NBA lay down the law? #waittosee

  • Tiger Woods and our obsession with being first (2/24)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Tiger’ as in Tiger Woods as in yesterday was a scary day for Tiger Woods and his family. He was in a horrific single-car accident in California. Reports and reports flooded out what happened to Tiger Woods and wha this condition was. Let’s talk about the media coverage of the accident and what we’ve become as a society. (16:25) Michael Conforto is doing Scott Boras’ bidding for him. MLB labor issues are coming. (31:40) Review - Music. (35:51) A correction about Mike Trout from yesterday’s show. (37:00) Kevin Mather: Day 3 Update. Everyone had to meet the media to explain this situation; players and managers. Other teams were asked about it. Everyone has to answer for Mather. (45:10) Pick of the day! Will we stay on fire? #waittosee

  • New York Rangers dealing with Russian politics; More on the Seattle Mariners shakeup (2/23)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘spotics’ as in the intersection of sports and politics as in Muhammad Ali was big in the world of spotics as in what’s happening right now with a New York Rangers star is so crazy it needs to be talked about. Rangers player Artemi Panarin has taken a leave of absence after he was accused of abusing a woman years ago by his old hockey coach in Latvia. This comes after Panarin has been very vocal about his dislike for Russian president Vladimir Putin. (12:38) It didn’t take long for Mariners president Kevin Mather to resign. WE told you this was going to happen. Seattle owner John Stanton spoke to the media about the situation, MLBPA released a statement on the situation, what does this all mean? (27:25) Mike Trout speaks to the media. He’s the best player in baseball and he hasn’t won a single postseason game. Woof. (34:57) Review: News of the World. (38:10) NPPOD. (39:34) SYWTTS: Someone asked me what I thought about Jeff Bezos trying to own an NFL team. Will one of the richest men in the world get into the NFL? #waittosee 

  • Everything wrong with what Seattle Mariners president Kevin Mather said (2/22)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘rotary’ as in a Rotary Club as in the President of the Seattle Mariners Kevin Mather has found himself in some bit of trouble. Mather was giving a speech to a rotary club and had some horrible things to say about foreign players on his own team. He spoke about their need for interpreters and how he didn’t want to pay the interpreters. There has been a big push by the fans and media for Mather to get fired… will it happen? (24:30) Trevor Bauer cannot help himself. This weekend he got into a Twitter battle with Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman. Why? (33:47) Review: Nomadland. (37:27) NPPOD. (38:45) Welcome to Clubhouse. (41:20) The Minnesota Timberwolves fired Ryan Saunders and immediately had the replacement ready to be announced. How was this able to be done? #waittosee

  • Carson Wentz, Domingo German, and losing the locker room (2/19)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Wentz Art Thou’ as in Carson Wentz as in where is he now? Indianapolis. Philly, no more. What happened to the relationship between Wentz and the Eagles for it to end so poorly? The team will take on a record dead cap and Wentz is reunited with his old friend Frank Reich, head coach of the Colts. (8:32) SYWTTS: Someone asked me about Yankees pitcher Domingo German returning to the Yankees after being suspended for domestic violence. How do you handle a player like this returning to the clubhouse? (18:46) J.T. Realmuto fractured his thumb on day one (!!) of Spring Training for the Philadelphia Phillies. After signing a huge deal this offseason, how important is a healthy return? (26:30) Review: Echo In The Canyon. (31:15) Adam Silver addressed some All Star Game controversy - here’s what Silver said and what he meant. (38:20) NPPOD. (39:50) Mets sign Taijuan Walker. (44:00) Fernando Tatis Jr. made a big mistake and now he’ll have to pay for it… literally. It appears that Tatis Jr. owes a GIANT chunk of change to an early player investment firm. What does that mean? Let me explain. #waittosee

  • Carson Wentz, Domingo German, and losing the locker room (2/19)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Wentz Art Thou’ as in Carson Wentz as in where is he now? Indianapolis. Philly, no more. What happened to the relationship between Wentz and the Eagles for it to end so poorly? The team will take on a record dead cap and Wentz is reunited with his old friend Frank Reich, head coach of the Colts. (8:32) SYWTTS: Someone asked me about Yankees pitcher Domingo German returning to the Yankees after being suspended for domestic violence. How do you handle a player like this returning to the clubhouse? (18:46) J.T. Realmuto fractured his thumb on day one (!!) of Spring Training for the Philadelphia Phillies. After signing a huge deal this offseason, how important is a healthy return? (26:30) Review: Echo In The Canyon. (31:15) Adam Silver addressed some All Star Game controversy - here’s what Silver said and what he meant. (38:20) NPPOD. (39:50) Mets sign Taijuan Walker. (44:00) Fernando Tatis Jr. made a big mistake and now he’ll have to pay for it… literally. It appears that Tatis Jr. owes a GIANT chunk of change to an early player investment firm. What does that mean? Let me explain. #waittosee

  • Will Padres $340M gamble on Tatis Jr. pay off? (2/18)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘ holy father’ as in Holy Padre! as in I still cannot believe the San Diego Padres signed Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year, $340M deal. It’s just so unbelievable that even after a night of no sleep, I still cannot understand why AJ Preller and the Padres decided to do this. (18:13) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I thought about Tim Tebow’s career with the New York Mets. (25:40) Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams to advance to the Australian Open final. Father Time is still undefeated. Serena is the GOAT, but Osaka has her number in Majors. (35:00) Review: Malcolm & Marie. (39:37) NPPOD. (41:35) The Toronto Blue Jays will play their first two home series in Dunedin, Floria… not Canada. How long will this happen for? #waittosee

  • 🔴 BREAKING NEWS: Padres sign Tatis Jr. to 14-year, $340M MEGA deal (2/17)

    We break down the latest breaking news on the monster deal between the San Diego Padres and Fernando Tatis Jr. It’s a 14-year, $340M deal. An unprecedented move by AJ Preller and the Padres. The 22-year old shortstop has finished 3rd for Rookie of the Year in 2019 and finished 4th for MVP in 2020. THE WHOLE CONTRACT IS GUARANTEED! 

  • Arizona Coyotes: The disaster in the desert (2/17)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Wily’ as Wily coyote as in the cartoon as in the Arizona Coyotes are being run like a cartoon. What are we talking about? Well The Athletic released a pretty damning report about the Coyotes and how the NHL is run by Alex Meruelo. Simply put… it’s been a disaster. Let’s break down this situation in parts: the allegations, how to run an organization, how the organization responds. (18:38) Steve Cohen has more drama going on with the New York Mets. After firing new GM Jared Porter for sexual harassment against a journalist, but what the team did in the dark was just as bad. The team fired hitting performance coach Ryan Ellis after three women accused him of sexual harassment… but the team did this one quietly. (26:43) White Sox spring training has started. The team has high hopes and GM Rick Hahn is now on record saying championship or bust. Woof. And new manager Tony La Russa says he regrets his DUI… sounds similar to that time in Jupiter in 2007. (34:19) Review: The Map of Tiny Perfect Things. (36:18) NPPOD (37:33) SYWTTS - Someone asked me what I thought about Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms publicly begging fans to NOT come to the city for NBA All Star weekend. (42:25) Minor league realignment and what it means for top prospects. #waittosee

  • Draymond Green sounds off on NBA trade culture amid Drummond/Griffin news (2/16)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘misguided’ as in where is this directed at as in Draymond Green “went off” about the treatment of players. He talked about players being traded and the organizations and mental health, but he never mentioned who he was talking about. Be direct. If it’s the NBA, say it. If it’s the media, say it. If it’s the fans, say it. Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond are both on the trade block and Green was not happy about the conversations around them. (21:20) Review: Dear Zachary. (30:21) Judas and the Black Messiah update (35:40) NPPOD. (39:55) Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman met the media to discuss the Miami Marlins. Of course we have a reaction to that. #waittosee

  • Would a salary floor stop MLB teams from tanking? (2/15)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘floor’ as in the floor as in the bottom as in a salary floor! Everyone wants a salary floor in baseball. Fans are screaming for it. The Los Angeles Dodgers this year will spend more money than the Orioles, Indians, Marlins, Rays, and Pirates COMBINED! (17:10) The Dodgers are signing Justin Turner to an extension. Why are they paying the premium for a 36-year old? (28:25) Review: Judas and the Black Messiah. (34:08) NPPOD. (36:12) Wait to see tracker update. (42:45) Urban Meyer came under fire for hiring disgraced strength coach Chris Doyle. So what happened when the public went after the Jaguars? A resignation… No need to #waittosee

  • NFL has to release the Mathieu-Brady audio! (2/12)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘NFL films’ as in Ed and Steve Sabol as in NFL Mic’d Up as in the NFL has the audio and footage of the incident between Tyrann Mathieu and Tom Brady, but isn’t releasing it. Why not? If Mathieu was angry enough to tweet and Brady was sorry enough to text Mathieu… we need to hear it. Why is the league protecting Tom Brady this much? (18:00) SYWTTS - Someone asked me about the Toronto Blue Jays this season… will they play in Buffalo again this season? (27:00) Review: Lupin. (30:00) NPPOD. (32:30) Walker Buehler signed a new two-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers in an arbitration settlement. Let me explain exactly what this means, what arbitration is, what a Super 2 is, and why Buehler signed. (42:50) Trevor Bauer had his Dodgers presser and it was a classic. Will Bauer outperform Buehler in Year One? #waittosee

  • Why the NBA told Mark Cuban to play the National Anthem (2/11)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘anthem’ as in the National Anthem as in we’ve talked about this so many times it’s almost our anthem. Well it’s back again in the news because Mark Cuban secretly told the Mavs not to play it this season. The team made it 13 games before anyone noticed. The NBA came out and said everyone needs to play the Anthem. Why? (23:10) A member of the Miami Marlins started a GoFundMe and it was quickly shut down. The hopes was that it would help pay for some of the furloughed employees in the Marlins organization. How did this happen? (31:30) Review: Bliss. (36:40) The Houston Texans lose another person of leadership. The Texans president Jamey Rootes announced his resignation from the team. More of a disaster in Houston as Deshaun Watson, JJ Watt, and ownership battle. Who will win in the end? (42:40) New York wants to allow 10 percent capacity in stadiums. Is it worth it? #waittosee

  • Useless MLB projections and the QB trade market boom (2/10)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘projections’ as if projecting your feelings onto someone or as in a projector as in projecting what will happen this MLB season. How do we know the Dodgers, Yankees, and Mets are the favorites? Where are these numbers coming from? Are teams using noticing these numbers or running their own simulations? (13:25) Marty Schottenheimer and Pedro Gomez both died these past two days. Let’s take a minute to honor them, unlike what WaPo did for Schottenheimer. (23:00) Review: The Dig. (28:00) NFL quarterbacks are being traded like snacks at a middle school lunch room! Stafford traded for Goff! Watson wants out! Wentz wants out! Russell Wilson wants more power! What is happening in the NFL? (36:00) NPPOD (41:00) SYWTTS: Someone asked me what we did with all the giveaway items for players who had been traded or cut. Where do these items go? #waittosee

  • MLB cannot stop playing with their balls... again (2/9)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘deaden’ as in MLB is deadening the baseball as in here we go again with an MLB committee making another decision that seems so unnecessary, but MLB loves making changes. Why are they making these changes and what will the impact be? (14:20) MLB and MLBPA have agreed on the health and safety protocols for 2021 and agreed for some rules for 2022 season. What’s new in these protocols? SENSORS! (23:10) Shohei Ohtani has signed a new deal with the Los Angeles Angels. It’s a small two-year deal, but that’s not the interesting part. Let me tell you what it. (33:40) Review: Fundamentals of Caring. (38:00) NPPOD (40:45) SYWTTS: Someone asked me about Trevor Bauer apologizing to Mets fan. Seriously? #waittosee

  • Never bet against Tom Brady (2/8)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Super Bowl’ as in the football season is over as in Super Bowl Sunday came and went as in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, behind the arm of Tom Brady, are your Super Bowl Champions. What happened in this game? How did the team of misfit toys beat the new Chosen One? (12:15) How did the pregame look? In times of COVID the stadium wasn’t packed to capacity, but we were glad there was crowd noise. What about the performances by H.E.R., Eric Church, Jazmine Sullivan, and The Weeknd? (16:15) Were you a fan of the commercials? (22:45) How did my picks go? Props stunk. (27:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Britt Reid situation. He’s been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol in a car accident that has put a 5-year old girl in critical condition. How should this situation be handled? (37:40) Review: Palmer (41:40) Trevor Bauer shuns the New York Mets for the Los Angeles Dodgers. What a troll move by Bauer that anyone with eyes saw coming. Will the Dodgers, as favorites, win the 2021 World Series? #waittosee

  • LeBron not happy with All Star Sham; Mets and Dodgers don't need Trevor Bauer (2/5)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘sham’ as in fraud as in the All Star Game as in the All Star Sham as in the NBA announced the All Star Game will be played in Atlanta this year. Why is this a sham? Because the league will do anything for money, but the players are PISSED! LeBron James is furious over this game having to be played. When your biggest superstar has a problem, you done messed up. (10:25) NPPOD - we’re picking the Super Bowl. Get ready to win. (14:30) Roger Goodell not happy with NFL coaching hires. The lack of diversity is something the NFL has been grilled over, but nothing changed this cycle. (26:30) Review: Our Friend. (30:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Trevor Bauer and the race to sign him. (42:37) Chris Antonetti of the Cleveland Indians came out yesterday against Mickey Callaway and vowed to make changes. Why now? Why weren’t these changes already in place? #waittosee

  • Being honest about your mental health (2/4)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘alive’ as in the story of Drew Robinson as in mental health awareness as in suicide prevention. IF you’re not familiar with the Drew Robinson story, go watch the ESPN documentary on him. The professional sports business is the business of crushing dreams as much as it is making them come true. (17:30) The Super Bowl could easily have been completely ruined because of a barber! The Kansas City Chiefs team barber tested positive for COVID while giving a player a hair cut! (26:33) Review - Golden Globe Nominations (33:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Toronto Blue Jays and team building around George Springer. (40:20) NPPOD (43:35) How to replace a Hall of Fame… Sean Payton will now have to find a way; will it be Jameis Winston? #waittosee

  • Super Bowl PSA: Do NOT fire the cannons! (2/3)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘cannons’ as in fire the cannons! as in the circus as in the NFL has informed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that they are not allowed to fire the cannons at Raymond James Stadium during the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers are playing a home game, but the NFL doesn’t want this to be a home game. (13:30) We’ve got an update on the Mickey Callaway situation. The Angels have suspended Callaway, but not fire him! Pending the completion of another investigation into the investigation! (24:15) SYWTTS - Someone asked me about the Atlanta Hawks fan and LeBron James. They wanted to know if I ever ejected a fan for heckling before. (37:20) Review: The Little Things. (40:30) NPPOD. (43:00) Deshaun Watson drama is not close to ending. What are the Texans going to do? #waittosee

  • Mickey Callaway, Jared Porter, and MLB's front office culture problem (2/2)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘appalled’ as in we are so appalled by these actions as in Mickey Callaway, pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels, has been accused of some awful things by multiple women. This is the 2nd high profile male in MLB to be accused of this in the past few weeks. What do Callaway and Jared Porter have in common? Both had been hired by Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets. (18:10) MLB and MLBPA are fighting and fighting and fighting. When will it stop? There will be baseball this year, but will there be a delayed start? (32:55) Review - First Cow. (36:20) NPPOD - the pick of the day is hot! (40:10) Dustin Pedroia has announced his retirement from MLB.

  • A tribute to my father... Explaining the new MLB proposal (2/1)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘dad’ as in my dad as in my dad died this morning and I just want to talk about him for a moment. (13:20) MLB and MLBPA won’t stop fighting. What is going on? Why can they never agree on anything? (23:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what the Colorado Rockies are doing. They were APPALLED by the Rockies trading Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals. (35:30) Mets owner Steve Cohen deletes his Twitter and then released a statement on it. (42:30) Review - Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself #waittosee

  • 📫January 2021 Mailbag! (1/31)

    It’s the first mailbag of 2021! The January mailbag is here and we’re answering YOUR questions. What questions are you asking during an interview for a head coach or general manager? Will MLB try an NFL style Nickelodeon broadcast to target younger fans? Has there ever been talk about starting youth academies in MLB like there are in soccer? These are just some of the questions we answer!

  • Wall Street, Robin Hood, and Steve Cohen walk into a GameStop (1/29)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Game Over’ as in GameStop as in what the hell is going on on Wall Street?! Let me explain every layer of what happened over the course of the past week — from Wall Street to retail investors to Steve Cohen to Congress — an everything in between. (33:10) Review - The White Tiger (37:50) NPPOD (40:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what I would do with Deshaun Watson if I were president of the Houston Texans. Will Houston keep or trade him? #waittosee

  • Does the Baseball Hall of Fame voting need to change? (1/28)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Cooperstown’ as in 2021 Hall of Fame voting as in nobody was voted into this year’s class. Let’s talk about this and what happened. Is Major League Baseball happy about this happening? No Barry Bonds, no Roger Clemens, no Curt Schilling. (11:13) Where do I stand on Curt Schilling? Will he ever get voted in now that he has feuded with the baseball writers? (21:25) J.T. Realmuto becomes the highest paid catcher of all time. Why did the Phillies pay a premium and was it worth it? (27:43) NPPOD. (31:15) Review - Pieces of a Woman. (36:30) Seahawks player Chad Wheeler has been charged with first degree domestic violence after almost beating his girlfriend to death. He was off his bipolar medication. It is a sickening story. One that needs to be talked about. #waittosee