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!


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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

  • NFL NEEDS a healthy Patrick Mahomes (1/18)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘mayday’ as in emergency as she’s going down as in be prepared for a crash landing as in what the NFL/CBS/Kansas City front offices were screaming after Patrick Mahomes left the game with a head injury. He was ruled out with a possible concussion. Oh, no! What happens now? With a chance for the Chiefs to make it to their 2nd straight Super Bowl will the Patrick Mahomes play against the Buffalo Bills? This is the ultimate waittosee. (13:40) NPPOD - let’s recap our weekend NFL picks and talk about the Saints and Bucs, Brees vs Brady. (16:33) Today is Martin Luther King Day. I have to share this story from 31 years ago. My sister and I went to Knicks vs Bulls at MSG, the night the Trent Tucker Rule was born. (23:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the major NBA trade where the Nets sent Caris Levert to the Pacers and it was revealed in his physical that there was a mass on his kidney. Whoa. So someone wanted to know how this trade was still able to go through. (32:45) Review - Sylvie’s Love. (37:38) The New York Yankees have got their ace! Or do they? Signing two-time Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber to a one-year, $11M deal was the move. Signing DJ LaMahieu to a 6-year, $90M deal was the bigger move. Does this do anything for the Yankees World Series chances?#waittosee

Episodes of This Show

  • Theo Epstein making a move for MLB commissioner? (1/15)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘fox’ as in sly as a fox as in someone who is exceptionally clever or cunning or our pal Theo Epstein. Why was he in the news? He’s joining MLB’s Commissioner’s Office with a new job. Does this mean Theo is in line to be the new commissioner of baseball? Maybe, but let’s explain what this new role will actually be. (11:50) Urban Meyer is the new head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yay! Tank for Trevor and Urban was a success! Owner Shad Khan had hilarious things to say about his own hiring. (24:45) Review - The LadyKillers. (26:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Tillman Fertitta and his reported refusal to trade James Harden to Philly because of Daryl Morey. Whoa. (36:20) NPPOD. - Some more football picks to wet your beaks. (40:00) When will MLB free agency start to open up? Are the Yankees close with DJ? Mets making moves for Brad Hand? #waittosee

  • Samson Sit-Down: Pablo Torre

    On today's Samson Sit-Down, ESPN host Pablo Torre joins the show. Torre and David talk all things digital, how they met, Dan LeBatard's ESPN exit, and just chop it up on the latest happenings in their lives. You can follow Pablo Torre on Twitter @PabloTorre and be sure to check out his podcast ESPN Daily.

  • James Harden forces trade to Brooklyn Nets (1/14)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘checkmate’ as in the Queen’s Gambit as in playing chess as in James Harden got exactly what he wanted. The Houston Rockets traded Harden to the Brooklyn Nets for what seems like one million first round picks. What’s going to happen with Kyrie Irving now? Is he going to come back? (10:00) What about the 76ers failing to make a trade for James Harden? Their superstar Ben Simmons was dangled out in the trade world and now there is no trade. How do you talk to that player? (19:55) Review - Mank. (25:01) MLB is suspending all political contributions in the wake of the invasion of the US Capitol last week. What exactly happened here and what was MLB contributing prior to this? (34:15) It time for some NPPOD - we look ahead to the NFL playoffs this weekend. (40:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I was running the Dolphins how would I deal with some of my players thinking Tua isn’t good enough to lead the team. Is he? #waittosee

  • Belichick turns down Presidential Medal of Freedom (1/12)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘crossed’ as in when you cross your fingers and toes when you say something as in not telling the truth as in Patriots head coach Bill Belichick turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump. This has become major news, but the biggest part of this story was seeing the statement that Bill Belichick put out. (16:02) Doug Pederson has been fired by the Philadelphia Eagles about 10 minutes after we released Monday’s show. On that show we talked about how owner Jeff Lurie didn’t share the vision Pederson had for him. Lurie’s comments were ridiculous. (23:20) Review - Boogie Nights (28:43) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me for my thoughts on what commissioner Gary Bettman had to say about revenue loss, expansion, and NHL TV deals. I was also asked about what MLB commissioner Rob Manfred had to say about the upcoming season. (38:08) NPPOD - We head to the NBA for Warriors-Pacers. (40:09) The Chicago White Sox signed Liam Hendricks to a monster deal. Let’s explain this deal. Will the White Sox regret this deal in the end? #waittosee 

  • NFL on Nickelodeon; Lindor presser for the Mets; Houston Texans problems on problems

    Today’s word of the day is ‘slime’ as in Nickelodeon as in the NFL and ViacomCBS partnered to broadcast an alternate viewing experience for kids to watch the Chicago Bears vs the New Orleans Saints game. It was filled with slime and SpongeBob and animations and fun. It was a new and innovative way to show a game and capture a young audience. Will other leagues and networks try and capitalize on this new way? (8:15) Francisco Lindor was introduced by the New York Mets today. It was a Zoom! What a world. He was asked about long-term deal and although he didn’t say it… we all know he wants it done fast. (15:15) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Washington Nationals signing Kyle Schwarber had anything to do with the universal DH. (22:02) Review - The Infinite Race. (25:30) The Houston Texans hired the Korn Ferry search firm to find its next GM. Cal McNair paid Korn Ferry $600K and ignored them. So what happened? DeShaun Watson got very mad about not having any say in the GM search or the head coaching search. It is a danger zone. (32:07) Doug Pederson is set to meet with Eagles owner Jeff Lurie to discuss the future of the organization. Lurie wants to be sure of the vision that Pederson has for the team. What? (35:45) NPPOD - Let’s recap my Super Wild Card Weekend picks and give out tonight’s winner. (41:30) Let’s end the show with some Wait To See’s. How wrong or right have I been? #waittosee

  • Mets blockbuster trade for Francisco Lindor; Is Steve Cohen done spending?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Whitesnake’ as in here I go again on my own as in the classic 1982 jam by Whitesnake as in the New York Mets have finally done it, they have got their guy… Francisco Lindor. How did this deal come about? Why would the Cleveland Indians trade the best shortstop in the game for prospects? Are the New York Mets the real deal now or is new owner Steve Cohen not done making moves? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I can foresee a franchise in Vancouver being successful in MLB. Don’t let MLB ownership deceive you with the news of these new TV deals. The money is there and the owners will have it. Review - Freaky. Let’s give out some picks for the Super Wild Card weekend! Let’s end today with DeShaun Watson update. He is mad. Very, very mad. The Houston Texans promised Watson he would be part of the search for the GM and the next head coach. Guess what the Texans didn’t do? Talk to DeShaun Watson! How will this work out? #waittosee

  • A coup attempt at the US Capitol: No, I won’t stick to sports

    There was a coup attempt in Washington D.C. at the Capitol building yesterday. It happened live on television. It happened because of the disgusting and harmful rhetoric our president has used for the past four years. It was not a protest. It was not a rally. It was not a gathering. It was coup attempt by domestic terrorists. It was a sad day for America, and change is needed. This whole episode today will be us trying to process what happened yesterday and what the future looks like if change doesn’t happen. #waittosee

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  • NFL doesn’t care about Browns covid problems; Stop crying over sponsorship deals

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Pierre’ as in there once a boy named Pierre who would always say “I don’t care!” as in the NFL just doesn’t care as in the Cleveland Browns make the playoffs for the first time in almost two decades and now they have to play without their head coach and a starting offensive lineman. Excuse me? How is this possible? Is this fair from the NFL (0:06)? UPDATE: Chan Gailey has resigned as the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins a day after a fake account said he’d been fired. Lovely (9:19)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how do I feel about the NHL selling the naming rights to their four divisions for the 2021 season. Interesting (13:15). Review - Soul (29:15). The Nothing Personal Pick of the Day: we’re 0-2 on the year, but Super Wild Card Weekend is approaching and we have winners (33:05). We need to talk about Russell Wilson again. I’m still not over this (36:00). The NBA wants expansion teams to help make up lost revenue. How much would that cost a person? Oh, just $2.5B per team! Ha! Is anyone going to pay that (42:15)? #waittosee

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  • What role do star players have in hiring a new coach?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘empowerment’ as in who are we going to empower as in if you empower the wrong person you’re in trouble as in DeShaun Watson has got the power! What do I mean by this? He is the star quarterback of the Houston Texans and he was asked about what the Texans need in a new head coach. Let’s go through the conversation that the front office should be having with DeShaun Watson to make sure that there is no power tripping going on in Houston (0:06). The Jacksonville Jaguars fired Doug Marrone and the team’s owner Shad Khan made a statement that was show worthy. These are the type of statements that just make me laugh. Laugh with me, won’t you (11:35)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about John Elway taking an ‘elevated position’ within the Denver Broncos organization, but still remaining the President of Football Operations. What? How could that be (18:09)? Review - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (28:05). How many times have you got got on social media? When someone tweets something and it’s a bunch of malarkey from either a fake account or someone running a fake story? Has this ever happened to you? It happens to the biggest companies in the world too (31:45). The entirety of the NCAA tournament will be held in Indianapolis. March Madness under one roof! Why do you think this bubble was formed (40:40)? #waittosee

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  • 📬Mailbag Bonus Episode: Part Two (12/31)

    David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related.

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  • 📬Mailbag Bonus Episode: Part One (12/30)

    It’s that time of the month! No, not that one, sickos! It’s time for the December Mailbag. Did I ever think about becoming an agent? How do fans perceive me from my Marlins days? What doe the future of stadiums look like? What does my daily routine look like? 10 predictions for 2021

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  • WFT has seen enough of Dwayne Haskins; San Diego Padres won the offseason and that means…

    Today’s word of the day is ‘released’ as in let go as in here’s the door as in Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team have released QB Dwayne Haskins. Just yesterday Ron Rivera said he wanted to see improvement from Haskins and later that afternoon Haskins was released. Well, what happened here? How did this move so quickly from improvement to release (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the San Diego Padres and the possibility of narrowing the gap between the Los Angeles after acquiring Blake Snell and Yu Darvish. Why did the Chicago Cubs do this? Money (11:30)! Here is some advice for Steve Cohen and the New York Mets. He should listen because there are some mistakes he’s making that he could learn from me (26:40). Review - Death to 2020 and Under The Grapefruit Tree (33:00). Daryl Morey is at it again! He posted something about James Harden on Twitter and was fined $50K for breaking an anti-tampering rule. Will Morey ever learn how to use social media without breaking the rules (45:00)? #waittosee

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  • NFL QB drama, Tenet review, Blake Snell blockbuster trade

    Today’s word of the day is ‘improvement’ as in to get better as in the word you don’t want to hear when your coach is speaking about you as in what Ron Rivera wanted to see from Dwayne Haskins… but it didn’t happen. Haskins had the chance to play for the NFC East title and he just wasn’t good. He was benched in the second half, rumors swirled after the game that he shunned the media (which wasn’t really the case), but when the media tweets start firing, the truth doesn’t matter anymore (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Ryan Fitzpatrick leading the Dolphins to a win what would I do with Tua (12:00). Review - Tenet (28:30). Blake Snell has been traded by Tampa Bay to San Diego in what some are calling a blockbuster trade! Who won the trade? Should you ever deal with Tampa (33:50)? Let’s end the show with some wait to sees! Where will DJ, Bauer, Springer, and the fun friends end up in 2021 (41:40)? #waittosee

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  • Pick your mess: Washington Football Team or Houston Rockets?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘extortion’ as in the practice in obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats as in what WFT owner Daniel Snyder says is happening to him from HIS OWN LIMITED PARTNER! Excuse me? Snyder alleges that minority owner Dwight Schar is trying to blackmail him and has been leaking sensitive material to the media (0:06)! What else could go wrong with that team? Dwayne Haskins had his Captainship taken away for breaking covid protocol to party with strippers. Nice (17:50)! James Harden was partying, but he says it was NOT with strippers. Bummer (21:36)! What’s happening with Daryl Morey? He’s now in Philadelphia with the Sixers and he had some things to say. Right now 76ers and Rockets games are the only two not being aired in China. I wonder why (26:22)? Review - Top 5 Christmas movies (36:45). #waittosee

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  • Stimulus Checks and Strip Clubs

    Today’s word of the day is ‘relief’ as in the COVID relief bill as in $600 per person as a stimulus check that won’t relieve anyone. Was it enough? Is this going to help anyone? What misinformation is being spread about this new bill? Will Donald Trump veto this bill to get more money into the relief bill (0:06)? Kevin Durant returned to the NBA for the Brooklyn Nets. It was his first game since June 2019 after suffering an achilles injury. The Los Angeles Lakers lost their opening game to the Los Angeles Clippers on Ring Night! The NBA is back (11:08)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Noah Syndergaard and his new one-year deal with the New York Mets. They wanted to know if I would have settled with him if I were the Mets (18:22). Review - The Night Of (28:35). What do Dwayne Haskins and James Harden has in common? They were both spotted out at strip clubs maskless! DISASTER! Will we see selective discipline this time around (40:35)? #waittosee

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  • NBA Opening Day is already here!?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘already’ as in it’s here again as in there’s no way time moves this fast as in the NBA is back! It feels like just yesterday the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title. How can the NBA already be back? COVID shut down the NBA back in March and that feels like it was 10 years ago. So what is happening this season (0:06)? The Toronto Raptors are now temporarily the Tampa Raptors, which got the commissioner, Adam Silver, answering questions about expansion (5:13). James Harden and Houston Rockets relationship is officially toxic. What a terrible distraction this has become for that team. What can be done? Anything (13:42)? BREAKING NEWS! A report by the Washington Post was just released that says that WFT team owner Daniel Snyder settled a sexual misconduct claim for $1.6M back in 2009. Oh boy! There is a war going on in the board room of this team and dirty secrets are being revealed. Will Snyder be forced to sell now (24:15)? Review - Let Him Go (30:05). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Trevor Bauer. They wanted to know how teams gather information about players who have some ‘issues’. (33:40) My pick of the day is now horrible. I am taking the rest of year off from giving picks. Just cannot do it. Will the picks return in 2021? #waittosee

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    Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson 

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  • Patriots miss playoffs; Jets could miss 1st overall pick - DANGER DANGER DANGER!

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Wagner’ as in Jack Wagner as in All I need is just a little more time as in the New England Patriots have officially been eliminated from the NFL playoff hunt. Woof. Bill Belichick is in his first season without Tom Brady in a very long time. This is the first time since 2008 the Patriots won’t be in the playoffs and what thoughts are going through Bill Belichick’s head? Let’s discuss. BREAKING! David Tepper and the Carolina Panthers have fired their GM Marty Hurney. That’s not the story here; the story is that David Tepper gave one of the most ridiculous quotes EVER about the firing. The New York Jets have won a game! It happened! The fan base is DESPONDENT! The players are celebrating! And now because of this win the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the driver seat for Trevor Lawrence. Oh, no… Review - Alabama Snake. A report came out that Carson Wentz is mad. Very, very mad. The Philadelphia Eagles benched him in place of Jalen Hurts and Hurts had a great game in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Wentz is mad because he is paid like a franchise QB money, has not been playing like a franchise QB, but still wants to start. Did the Eagles handle this correctly? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if Charlie Woods would win the Masters one day. I guess we’ll have to #waittosee

  • Jerry West, Kawhi Leonard, and the $2.5M tampering lawsuit

    Today’s word of the day is ‘smoke’ as in where there’s smoke there’s fire as in NBA saw smoke and found a massive fire. Los Angeles Clippers executive Jerry West is being sued by a man for $2.5M. WHAT!? Johnny Wilkes says that he helped West land Kawhi Leonard and that West promised him big money for landing him. Now the NBA is investigating this situation. What a mess. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why the NFL and CBS would team up to produce a broadcast direct towards kids. Nickelodeon is bringing the slime, the cartoons, the fun! Review - I’m Your Woman. The Houston Rockets are now trying everything to rid themselves of James Harden. Now there are leaks happening with the 76ers and Ben Simmons being available, but Daryl Morey says he’s not available, but James Harden is available, but will he be traded? #waittosee 

  • MLB finally rights a wrong; James Harden has too much control

    Today’s word of the day is ‘overdue’ as in finally as in should have happened ages ago as in MLB has elevated the Negro League to major league status. What does this mean and why is it happening now (0:06)? What is the NFL doing right now? Roger Goodell held some more virtual meetings. He said some things. He did some things. How exciting (13:47)!? What is the Hall of Fame for? Word came out that Omar Vizquel has been accused of years of domestic violence. It’s his 4th year of candidacy on the ballot. Should these players be honored by the Hall of Fame (19:37)? James Harden has too much control over the Houston Rockets. The reports that have come out of Houston have all been bad. What can the team do about this (28:38)? Review - The Prom (36:47). #waittosee

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  • Scott Boras is back! Just in time for Christmas!

    Today’s word of the day is ‘tis the season’ as in tis the season to be jolly as in tis the season for Christmas as in tis the season for Winter Meetings as in tis the season for Scott Boras to be back! What did he have to say? He talked MLB teams ‘making money’, the universal DH, free agent signings! 90 minutes of content (0:06)! Christmas has come early for Nothing Personal! MLB season may be delayed. Spring Training could be delayed. What are the chances everything is delayed (17:40)? Review - Top 5 Tom Cruise Movies (24:45). We’ve got some corrections and birthdays to talk about. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Giannis Antetokounmpo and his new max extension. They wanted to know if the NBA is pleased that Giannis signed with the Milwaukee Bucks (39:25). Ha! #waittosee

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  • Cleveland Indians (for 2021) owner on name change; NFL vaccine update

    Today’s word of the day is ‘enlightened’ as in an epiphany as in ah, that makes sense as in Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan says he felt enlightened after speaking with Native Americans about the name. Now? Now you’re enlightened? Or now you started talking to Native Americans about the offensiveness of the name? Let’s take a look at his statement (0:06). Roger Goodell came out and said the NFL players would not skip the vaccine line. Sorry, NHL and NBA (12:00)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I prefer the electoral college or popular vote voting system (19:03). Review - Virgin River Season 2 (30:10). Sandy Alderson met with the media and he said some things that need to be addressed. I would not be happy if I were a Mets fan (34:35). How bout them Cowboys? Stephen Jone says McCarthy will be back in 2021… will he be (44:30)? #waittosee

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    Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson 

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  • Cleveland Indians will change team name; how does this work?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘CBT’ no, not CBD oil, but CBT! As in Cleveland Baseball Team. The Cleveland Indians will finally change its name. After years and years and years of protests by Native Americans, the team has decided it was time. Why now? Why this year? Because it was time. So what happens next? Just like the Washington Football Team - Cleveland will have some work to do (0:06). Alan Horwitz spent $1M at Johnny Bench’s auction and returned all the memorabilia he bought back to Bench. Let’s talk about the booming memorabilia business (13:15). Review - Your Honor (Episode 2) (31:30). The New York Mets made their biggest signing of the offseason so far with Jame McCann for 4 years, $40M. That wasn’t the only thing the team did this weekend. A GM was hired! Jared Porter will come over from the Arizona Diamondbacks… who is Porter? He’s a Theo Epstein guy (36:25)! What’s happening with the Bronx Bombers and DJ LaMehieu? Reports say the two sides are $25M apart! Will he sign with the New York Yankees (43:00)? #waittosee

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  • Phillies hire Dave Dombrowski; Why did Clippers pay Paul George?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘country’ as in country music as in Nashville, TN, as in Nashville wanted a baseball team and Dave Dombrowski was supposed to be the guy that got the team there. Well, now he’s been hired as the president of baseball ops for the Philadelphia Phillies. Wait! I thought he was committed to Nashville! How did this happen? Was this a mistake (0:06)? Los Angeles Clippers signed Paul George to a massive 4-year, $176M extension! Holy smokes! Why did a team that’s as dysfunctional as the Clippers sign George to a deal like that (12:37)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I agree that professional athletes should get preferential treatment of the COVID vaccine (19:30). Review - Sound of Metal (37:00). Happy Hanukkah! Let’s do 8 MLB predictions to end the show (42:15)! #waittosee

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  • How much trouble is Minor League baseball in?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘over’ as in we’ve used that before as in Coca fell asleep and let me use the same word I’ve used before. Just kidding. We’ll go with ‘minor’ as the word of the day as in Minor League Baseball as in what is going on with the MiLB. Let’s have an honest discussion about what’s been happening with teams losing their affiliates, changing cities, changing teams, everything (0:06). Review - Set It Up (37:15). New York Mets are ready to sign everyone. The biggest and baddest free agents… they want them (39:40)! What’s going on with Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks? Is he going to sign his max extension or what? And now James Harden has added the Bucks to his preferred trade destinations. Will Giannis stay if James Harden teams up with him in Milwaukee (41:40)? #waittosee

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  • Dez Bryant, Ravens testing mayhem; What happened in the Champions League

    Today’s word of the day is ‘over’ as in it’s all over as in it’s finished as in Dez Bryant said his season was over. Why? Bryant was pulled off the field during warmups because he tested positive for COVID. How did this happen? The Baltimore Ravens got an inconclusive test from Dez Bryant, but the PCR test at the field was positive. So how did the game go on? How was it possible Dez Bryant wasn’t in close contact with teammates (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team deciding to stay in the locker room for the National Anthem (10:05). Review - Class Action Park (32:45). Michigan-Ohio State was cancelled. We knew this would happen. What happens next by the Big Ten is going to be very telling (36:35). Update on James Harden and the Rockets fiasco (41:45). The MLB Winter Meetings are happening! Get excited! Are you excited yet (42:50)? #waittosee

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  • Where in the world is James Harden? Jets give Gregg Williams the boot

    Today’s word of the day is ‘space’ as in astronauts as in spaceships as in Rockets as in the Houston Rockets as in James Harden did not show up to training camp. Remember when we talked about new head coach Stephen Silas saying he was giving Harden space? Remember when we said that would be a nightmare? Remember when we told you there was no space, but Harden just not answering the phone? This has become a complete mess (0:06). The New York Jets have fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams the day after giving up a last-second touchdown to the Las Vegas Raiders. Why was he fired right now? He did what the Jets needed him to do and that was to lose. The Tank is on (11:15)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone wanted me to explain the lawsuit by MLB against the insurance companies and say what will happen. Sure (19:30). Review - Uncle Frank (37:55). 31-year old Yomiuri Giants star Tomoyuki Sugano will be posted by team. What does this mean and will he sign a big deal (43:50)? #waittosee

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  • CBS Sports Presents - 'The Early Edge: A Daily SportsLine Betting Podcast'

    'The Early Edge: A Daily SportsLine Betting Podcast' debuts on Thursday, December 10. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released!

    Looking for the best picks against the spread, sharp action on the total and props you can take to the ticket window? Join Jonathan Coachman on the Early Edge as he speaks with the best handicappers to preview every day’s biggest games in 10 minutes or fewer. From primetime picks to off-the-radar locks, Early Edge is bringing you the best bets in a quick, informative and easy to digest podcast. We promise to keep it short, sweet and to the point as SportsLine’s best experts come together to put some green into your pocket. Early Edge is in your feed every single day by 11 AM ET, don’t lay a wager without listening to our SportsLine experts.

  • Big Ten and ACC are making the rules up as season goes on

    Today’s word of the day is ‘manipulation’ as in cleverly or unfairly controlling or influencing someone as in the Big Ten has decided to just change the rules this far into the season. Why would they do that? Why would the Big Ten change the rules now? Because there’s a chance undefeated Ohio State won’t make the conference championship game (0:06). The ACC did something similar by just canceling the last game of the season for Notre Dame and Clemson so now they have a bye week before the ACC title game. Why are conferences doing this (11:42)? Kyrie Irving is back making headlines because he’s always making headlines. Instead of speaking with the media he released a statement and said via the statement that he’ll only talk to the media via a released statement (13:04). Russell Westbrook is now on the Washington Wizards and during his first media session he was asked about his legacy. I might now be a Westbrook fan because of his response. It’s worth hearing (19:10). Anthony Davis met the media. He was honest about securing the most money he could. Bravo (22:30). Was it that hard to be like them Kyrie? Review - Your Honor (Episode 1) (27:40). Texas high school football player who is currently in jail with 10k bond for assaulting referee in Texas after being ejected from game. Was this a crime and how should it be dealt with. The story of on field criminal acts is interesting to me. Why isn’t what gaby Sanchez did during a marlins game considered a crime (33:05)? #waittosee

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  • Samson Sit-Down: Adnan Virk | Sportscaster

    MLB/NHL Network host Adnan Virk joins Nothing Personal for a Samson Sit-Down. He talks working for MLB Network, fallout from ESPN, and his love of film. Virk is also the host of his own podcast 'Cinephile' which you can find on Apple Podcasts.

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  • Why won’t James Harden answer my calls!?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘ghosted’ as in a ghost as in disappearing as in someone talks to you and then poof (!) they just disappear and you never hear from them again. What are we talking about? New Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas says that he’s giving James Harden some space…. SPACE! We think that’s a very polite way of saying James Harden won’t respond. Harden demanded a trade, Russell Westbrook got traded, and now Harden has to play with John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins who have collective played about 50 games in the past 2 seasons (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Baltimore Orioles are going to become the Houston Astros because of the tanking. With or without the sign-stealing (18:40)? Review - Happiest Season (32:30). The Apology Tour. No it isn’t a concert! It’s about the phenomenon with everyone who messes up goes on this tour of saying sorry for what they said… GMAB! GIVE ME A BREAK! Who will be next (36:50)? #waittosee

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  • LeBron James, Anthony Davis get max deals with Lakers, MLB Free Agency Tracker

    Today’s word of the day is ‘max’ as in the most as in the most you can get paid as in what LeBron James and Anthony Davis just signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Why would LeBron sign just a 2-year extension? Is it age? Is it for the money? Is it because his son could be in the NBA when this deal runs out? A lot of interesting things to think about (0:06). Let’s update some Wait To See positions that we’ve taken in the past (8:10). IF you sign a player to a bad contract you better know how to TRADE a bad contract. Let’s talk about what happened with John Wall and Russell Westbrook, whom were just traded last night (13:30). Review - Hillbilly Elegy (31:15). MLB tender deadline came and went with no surprises. Are you surprised that there were no surprises (38:35)?  #waittosee

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  • MLB tender deadline could lead to historic free agent market

    Today’s word of the day is ‘tender’ as in chicken tender as in ballpark tenders as in the tender deadline is here in MLB. What exactly does it mean? It means there could be a record number of free agents on the market in Major League Baseball (0:06). The New York Mets did it! Hurray, Steve Cohen! The Mets went out and signed reliever Trevor May and Mets fans are losing their collective minds. They think this is the moment where everything goes their way. Is this the sign of big free agent signings to come or the Steve Cohen just having new owner-itis (16:02). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me to talk about COVID’s impact on the upcoming NBA and MLB seasons. Doc Rivers spoke yesterday about how worried he is about the NBA’s chances of finishing a season. Uh oh (25:48). Review - Wayne (39:35). Let’s end today talking some football. The Eagles are a disaster. Carson Wentz stinks. Doug Pederson is on the chopping block (43:15). The Ravens have no players, but have to play the Steelers 6 days after they were supposed to play the Steelers. What is happening (45:25)? #waittosee

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  • Dealing with PED users; How Chicago front office should handle Matt Nagy’s comments

    Today’s word of the day is ‘misplaced’ as in where did I put it as in I thought I put this somewhere else as in Will Fuller said his trust was misplaced with a doctor! Excuse me! After testing positive for a PED, Will Fuller said it was the doctor’s fault! Excuse me! So Fuller was suspended for six games or the rest of the season, and to make things worse… it’s a contract year! His teammate Bradley Roby was ALSO suspended six games for PED use (0:06). Uh oh! Let’s go to PR School 101. Bears head coach Matt Nagy had an all time quote after Chicago got blown out by the Green Bay Packers. How should he be evaluated by the front office for these comments and this season (13:31)? Here’s a story about the Miami Marlins and what we did with managers (14:30). Dennis Schroeder did everything wrong when signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. You cannot tell people what you’re going to do as far as starting. Gain some respect from your teammates and coaches first. Let me explain why (26:10). Review - The Queen’s Gambit (39:15). #waittosee

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  • Is NFL unfairly punishing teams over covid protocols?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘fire drill’ as in it’s time to get moving as in panic as in the Baltimore Ravens are scurrying around trying to figure out what in the world went wrong inside the lockeroom. It all started with a strength coach breaking protocols, which led to an outbreak, which led to 20 players testing positive, which led to the NFL moving the game from Thursday to Sunday to now Tuesday. Why is the NFL trying so hard to get this game played against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why the NFL forced the Denver Broncos play with a QB who wasn’t a QB, but had to play QB. Well… I have some thoughts on this (11:28). Review - The Undoing (24:40). What are the San Francisco 49ers going to do for the next three weeks? The team was told by the Santa Clara County that no more sports are to be played because of the rise of covid numbers and the 49ers are upset. Boohoo (30:15)! Let’s get to some MLB news about free agency. The report is that the Philadelphia Phillies lost $145M this past season. How could this be? Will this impact the team’s offseason (36:00)? #waittosee

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  • 📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (11/24)

    David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related.

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  • Clemson-FSU beef gets real; Dolphins choice to bench Tua was wrong

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Dabo’ as in Dabo Swinney as in Clemson’s head football coach felt the need to ignite the flames against Florida State on Sunday. The two teams were supposed to play on Saturday, but the game was postponed after medical expert from both teams couldn’t agree on playing. Dabo came out and said that this was cancelled because Florida State was making up excuses to not play Clemson. Excuse me (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I agree with the Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores and his handling of Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday. Tua was benched down 20-10 for Ryan Fitzpatrick (11:57). Review - Top 5 Thanksgiving movies (29:35). It’s time to talk about the NFC East again. Every team in the East is terrible. The Philadelphia Eagles have a 1/2 game lead on the rest of the division and they’re 3-6-1. What? The Dallas Cowboys finally picked up their third win of the season and Mike McCarthy had some interesting things to say (34:45). Gordon Hayward signed a contract with the Charlotte Hornets for how much money? What Michael Jordan has done as owner of that team is baffling (41:50). The Los Angeles Lakers have done a great job getting better in the offseason, but will they repeat as champions (45:00)? #waittosee

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  • Pandemic impacting sports in new ways; Knicks are back to being the Knicks

    Today’s word of the day is ‘freedom’ as in being able to do what you want as in being able to say what you want as in what Kelly Stafford is learning about the consequences of this. Kelly is the wife of Lions QB Matthew Stafford. She took to Instagram yesterday and had some sort of take on living in Michigan right now during the pandemic. It was deleted and an apology was posted. What can we learn about this (0:06)? What are the New York Knicks doing right now? They’ve waived every player on their team (not every player) and now they have the most cap space in the NBA. SO what is the big plan? Signing Gordon Hayward? Trading for Russell Westbrook? Oh boy (12:30). Review - Friends From College (Season 2) (22:45). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Atlanta Braves sanctions on International signings from a few years ago. Let me give you some background first and then talk about what happened (27:20). Today is Jeffrey Loria’s birthday. In honor of his birthday I’d like to go over some misunderstandings about the man. #waittosee

  • Robinson Cano suspended for year; What we learned from the NBA Draft

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Cano cannot’ as in Cano cannot help himself as in Cano Cannot get into Cooperstown now as in Cano Cannot play next season. For the second time in his career he has been suspended for PED use. SO what’s going on in the Mets front office now that this suspension cleared $24M off the books? Celebrating (0:06). NBA Draft was last night! Did you watch? Did you see it? Daryl Morey already has his fingerprints all over the 76ers. Trades, trades, trades! Morey sent Al Horford out of town and brought in more shooting. Does Doc Rivers know that this is happening (13:40)? Klay Thompson is hurt again. It could be another significant injury. The Golden State Warriors gave Thompson a five-year, $189M deal and he’ll now likely miss the first two years of that deal with injuries. Woof (19:06). Bogdan Bogdanovich never approved a sign-and-trade deal to the Milwaukee Bucks. And now he wants to enter restricted free agency. Giannis cannot be happy about this (23:06). Review - Rebecca (30:20). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the fight between Joe Judge and Marc Colombo of the New York Giants. They wanted to know if there would actually have been a fight or if Judge just fired Colombo because he was bad at his job (34:35). #waittosee

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  • Where will Theo Epstein be in 2021? Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger getting shoulder surgery

    Today’s word of the day is ‘rainman’ as in the movie with Dustin Hoffman as in Theo Epstein doesn’t really know what he wants, but everything sounds good. Will he take off 2021? Probably not. Does he want to sit out 2021? Probably. Will he be the New York Mets president of baseball ops? Probably (0:06). SO what’s going on with Cody Bellinger? You guys remember the Dodgers won the World Series, but there was almost a major disaster when Bellinger hit a home run and then dislocated his shoulder celebrating? Do you remember that? Now he needs surgery (5:40). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Mac Williams suing the San Francisco Giants for having bullpen mounds on the field (12:19). Review - Friends From College (23:30). Student loan forgiveness conversation. What is happening and what could realistically happen. I want to discuss this in the context of financial aid and education and college in general. I am passionate about this and it is trending like crazy right now (30:45). NBA DRAFT NIGHT! The NBA also announced a split schedule release for the season and a play-in tournament for the playoffs! Whoa. Extra playoffs is extra business and that’s extra money (40:50). #waittosee

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  • 🚨 BREAKING NEWS: Theo Epstein steps down as Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations

    Chicago Cubs president of baseball operation Theo Epstein has officially stepped down today after nine seasons with the club. Under his guidance the Cubs won its first World Series in 108 years in 2016. So what is next for Theo Epstein? Well, there is a team in New York that has a new billionaire owner that promised his fans that they'd win a World Series in the next 3-5 years. What's next for the Chicago Cubs? #waittosee

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  • Harden wants out of Houston; Milwaukee doing everything to keep Giannis

    Today’s word of the day is ‘beard’ as in facial hair as in The Beard as in James Harden. Everyone knows James Harden because of his beard. Well, Harden wants out of Houston in the worst way possible. Houston lost its coach, fired its GM, and now can lose its superstar. NBA players, especially these superstars, have so much control over everything. So what can the Houston Rockets do? Is there anyway to keep him happy and keep him in Houston? Or is he Brooklyn bound (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I was President of LSU would I fire Ed Orgeron. This needs to be discussed (18:50). I have a few thoughts about the Houston Texans. What a shame that organization has turned into. Jack Easterby should not be in charge. He is in charge and he thought a good thing to do was fire the VP of Communications, Amy Palcic, who apparently is loved by everyone inside and outside the organization (27:35). Review - A Rainy Day in NY (35:57). Let’s end a show with some news on Mike Clevinger. He was traded from the Cleveland Indians to the San Diego Padres during the season. Well, it was announced today that the Padres have signed him to a two-year deal, BUT he will miss next season with Tommy John surgery. Why was this deal made (41:35)? #waittosee

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  • Marlins make historic hire; NFL’s new diversity hiring rule

    Today’s word of the day is ‘glass ceiling’ as in breaking the glass ceiling as in raising up the ranks as in the Miami Marlins made a big time hire on Friday by hiring Kim Ng. She becomes the first female GM in the four major US sports. Let’s take a look at why Derek Jeter made this hire and what it means for the future (0:06). The NFL diversity rule is an interesting one. Teams will now get draft picks if a minority coach or GM is hired AWAY from their team. That’s right. Teams can get up to three 3rd round compensatory draft picks if they lose a coach or GM. Will this rule help (14:53)? Review - The Swing of Things (26:00). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about tanking. They wanted to know if as president, and there was a can’t-miss prospect, how would I discuss this with our team (30:15). The NFL is cracking down even more on teams that violate COVID-19 protocols. The Las Vegas Raiders lost a draft pick over this! Did the New Orleans Saints learn from this? Nope. They violated these same protocols and the NFL is pissed (39:10). #waittosee

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  • Samson Sit-Down: Logan Morrison | MLB player

    11-year MLB veteran Logan Morrison joins David Samson for a Samson Sit-Down. They discuss how COVID impacted the 2020 season, the dangers of using social media, the upcoming CBA battle between MLB and the MLBPA, and how players rooted against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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  • Steve Cohen wins first Mets presser; Tony La Russa in the danger zone

    Today’s word of the day is ‘presser’ as in the New York Mets held a press conference yesterday to introduce Steve Cohen. He used his time to talk about how bad he wants to win, spending money, getting the best players, wanting a World Series within 3-5 years; it was everything a Mets fan would want to hear. Was it all the right things to say? Maybe. What about Sandy Alderson? What did he have to say (0:06). On Tuesday’s show we talked about Tony La Russa and his DUI arrest… then what happened after the show was recorded? The transcript was released from La Russa’s arrest and it is a horrible look for him. The Chicago White Sox are in a bad place right now, but will Jerry Reinsdorf acknowledge this (21:38)? Marcus Stroman said he would never sign with the Chicago White Sox. He said for no amount of money would make it worth it (26:19). Review - Shithouse (31:10). A word about Tommy Heinsohn. Hall of fame coach and player. Don Mattingly and Kevin Cash were the winners of the Manager of the Year awards. Let’s talk about these awards and what it meant for Don Mattingly. Who wins the big time awards tonight, Cy Young and MVP (40:10)? #waittosee

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  • Should the Chicago White Sox fire Tony La Russa?

    Today’s word of the day is ‘sleeping’ as falling asleep as in being asleep at the wheel as in Tony La Russa was charged with a DUI just one day before being named manager of the Chicago White Sox. What happened here? It’s now the 2nd time La Russa has been charged with a DUI. The White Sox said they knew about this arrest prior to hiring him as manager. Now people want him gone. What will the White Sox and Jerry Reinsdorf do (0:06)? Rob Manfred is getting some bad publicity right now for an announcement that came out yesterday. MLB is instituting a voluntary retirement plan for any MLB employee over the age of 50. Why is this a bad thing (19:32)? Review - The Only Living Boy in NY (28:00). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Bucks’ player Sterling Brown settling with the city of Milwaukee following an investigation into police brutality (32:10). CBS announced a new diversity pledge Monday that will have a visible impact on its staple of reality shows: All future casts will contain at least 50 percent Black, indigenous and people of color. How and why are these decisions made (41:00)? #waittosee

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  • More Astros drama; extremely packed sports weekend update

    Today’s word of the day is ‘cause’ no not because or not cause something will happen; this is as in terminating a contract for cause. Former Houston Astros president Jeff Luhnow is suing the Houston Astros. The Astros fired Luhnow for cause and he says it was a breach in his contract saving the team from having to pay him $22M. More and more drama in Houston. So what is cause? What would allow a team to fire someone for cause (0:06)? The Washington Nationals have already invited new President-elect Joe Biden to throw out a first pitch at a game. The team released a statement about it. Why would the Nationals already be doing this? Politics (12:38). Tua Tagovailoa finally had his moment. A highlight-reel game against Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. So what can the Miami Dolphins do to capitalize on what Tua has done? How do you promote your franchise star (19:31)? Review - Everything Is Illuminated (29:05). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Chicago White Sox and Tim Anderson. The question that was posed to me was about how the relationship between Tony La Russa and Tim Anderson will get along (33:30). Let’s catch up on what MLB said about Justin Turner and the World Series drama. Rookie of the Year is announced tonight… who wins? #waittosee

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  • Breaking news: Steve Cohen, Mets clean house; fire GM Brodie Van Wagenen

    On the first day Steve Cohen was the new owner of the New York Mets he decided, along with president Sandy Alderson, to clean house. GM Brodie Van Wagenen was fired a year into his tenure. Who will the Mets target as the next GM? What other big moves does Cohen have planned? #waittosee

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  • NFL brings hammer down on Raiders; Red Sox bringing back Alex Cora (11/6)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘roulette’ as in the casino game as in gambling as in the Las Vegas Raiders gambled with the NFL….. and it lost… big time. On Thursday the NFL handed down a substantial fine to the Las Vegas Raiders for breaking coronavirus protocols for the 3rd time this season. Not only were they fined, but the NFL took away the team’s 2021 6th round pick. Wow. Roger Goodell and the NFL made a statement so let’s see if the rest of the league will finally listen (0:06). The NBA players have voted to approve the NBA season start on December 22nd. This is what we said would happen all along. The players needed to do this for TV money. It had to happen (8:17). The Cleveland Indians have a lot of decisions to make this offseason. The team is reportedly looking to trade star Francisco Lindor again. They failed to do so last season and that was a major mistake. Let me explain why (12:40). BREAKING NEWS! Alex Cora has been named manager of the Boston Red Sox. A little Friday news dump during the middle of the Presidential election. Why did the Red Sox bring back Cora after his year-long suspension was up? Because he was ALWAYS going to be the manager of the Red Sox again (21:40). Another NFL update! The NFL has fined Mike Tomlin ($100k) and the Steelers ($250K) for not properly wearing masks against the Baltimore Ravens (28:25). Review - Holidate (29:35). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the election and ‘wasting’ votes on other candidates. Let’s talk about this. #waittosee

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  • NFL Trade Deadline passes: How to deal with selfish players (11/5)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘selfish’ as in being all about one’s self as in Golden Tate as in the New York Giants are having a problem with Golden Tate. A few weeks back he got into a postgame fight with Jalen Ramsey and NOW first year head coach Joe Judge sent him home for being selfish. How do you handle a player like Tate (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I were the GM of the Houston Texans would I trade JJ Watt. Watt has one year left on his deal and the Texans are a disaster. Hm, that’s a good question (14:20). Review - On The Rocks (24:05). More NFL drama post trade deadline… this time it’s with the Atlanta Falcons and Takk McKinley. He wanted out of Atlanta and it didn’t happen. He then tweeted about it and head coach Raheem Morris was pissed (28:30). Are we any closer to finding out who our next President is going to be now that it’s two days after Election Day? #waittosee

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  • Election 2020 Update: What issues do sports owners care about? (11/4)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘insomnia’ as in counting sheep as in using Calm as in watching movies or reading as in not being able to get your brain to slow down to go to sleep. Who else has it? Who else was glued to the TV last night watching election updates? Going from channel to channel to channel trying to find something new. Trying to find a new update on what’s happening with our Presidential election. So where are we today (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about owners in sports and what issues in voting they actually care about (25:36). Review - Letters To You (39:35). Let’s end today talking about the NBA. There is a ton of drama about the when the season will start. It’s all about the money. Follow the money (43:15)! #waittosee

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  • Election Day 2020; MLB Awards; Bill Belichick admits Patriots aren’t good (11/3)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘democracy’ as in the election is today as in go out and vote as in you have no excuse to not vote. Let’s talk about the election. Let’s talk about the process of voting. Let’s talk about how we should all be better as a people (0:06). Review - Dave (23:35). MLB award finalists were announced last night. How bizarre would it be if Rick Renteria won AL Manager of the Year after being fired by the White Sox? Who wins MVP in each league? Freeman? Machado? Betts? What about NL Cy Young? Bauer? DeGrom? Darvish? A whole lot of wait to sees (28:15). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what my thoughts were on Bill Belichick’s comments about his current team (40:35). GO OUT AND VOTE! #waittosee

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  • MLB offseason here in a hurry; NFL covid protocols are a problem for league (11/2)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘opt-in’ as opposed to opt-out, or what players did at the start of the season. This opt-in is about players choosing to pick up the option on their deals for next season or longer. Giancarlo Stanton has opted in to his long term deal with the Yankees. J.D. Martinez has decided to opt-in to his deal with the Boston Red Sox. What exactly does this mean for the player and the team (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what a qualifying offer is. Let’s go into some detail about what these offers are, what they mean, and how they work. Trevor Bauer, Kevin Gausman, DJ LeMahieu, JT Realmuto, George Springer, Marcus Stroman - those are the candidates this year (11:06). Review - 537 Votes and Mt. Rushmore of Sean Connery films (24:30). The NFL has some issues. Some really big issues. What is going on with the NFL testing protocols? How could a Baltimore Ravens player and a Green Bay Packers player possibly play in a game and then test positive after the game but the test was taken before the game? Someone please explain this (30:45). It has happened. New York Mets fans are partying through Queens. Steve Cohen was approved as the new owner of the team. Everything Steve Cohen has done since the announcement has been perfect… (39:30) #waittosee

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  • Breaking MLB News: Hinch To Detroit, Cohen Owns Mets, La Russa Takes Over White Sox

    David is bringing you a second episode today to break down all of the breaking news around the MLB. A.J. Hinch was hired as the Detroit Tigers manager. The MLB approved Steve Cohen's purchase of the Mets... What's next? Finally we finish up this bonus episode by discussing Tony La Russa signing as the White Sox new manager.

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  • 📬Mailbag Bonus Episode (10/30)

    David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related.

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  • World Series Fallout: MLB investigating Justin Turner incident (10/29)

    Today's word of the day is 'emphatic' as in the investigation that MLB is now conducting into Just Turner's postgame incident. Turner tested positive for coronavirus, was taken out of the game, told to isolate, then said EFF IT! and returned to the field to celebrate with the team. MLB is not happy, but what will they do (0:06)? Review - Ted Lasso (19:45). Daryl Morey already has a new job. The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Morey to be the new president of basketball operations. Excuse me? The same team that hired Doc Rivers to be its head coach? How is this going to work out? What happened to China? NBA revenue was down 10 percent. Let's discuss what this means for the league. It could impact salary in a major way (24:15). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the $8.3B debt that Rob Manfred said teams are dealing with. Let's break down this business (38:15). #waittosee

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  • Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series: Seager wins MVP, Kershaw gets a ring, Turner gets covid (10/28)

    Today's word of the day is 'Queen' as in We Are The Champions as in the Los Angeles Dodgers have won the World Series. First World Series title since 1988. How did they do it? Drama and drama and drama (0:06). Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash is under immense fire after pulling starter Blake Snell from a 2-hit shutout. The world erupted. Corey Seager wowed at the plate and won MVP. Mookie Betts was a hero once again with a momentum swinging double and a home run to boot (8:22). The MLB secret agent move of the century: Justin Turner pulled from the game after a positive test was revealed midgame. After the game Justin Turner completely ignored MLB coronavirus protocol and returned to the field to celebrate with his teammates. What an absolute nightmare for MLB. The season is now over. One of the strangest, most bizarre, insane seasons ever (28:10)! #waittosee

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  • World Series Game 6 Preview: Will Dodgers regret not pitching Buehler? (10/27)

    Today's word of the day is 'regret' as looking back on a decision you made as in will the Dodgers regret not starting Walker Buehler tonight? It's Game 6 of the World Series and Dave Roberts has decided to go with Tony Gonsolin. The Tampa Bay Rays are going with Blake Snell. Is this a mistake? Buehler is the Dodgers ace and holding him off for a possible Game 7 seems like the wrong choice. The Rays have been abysmal at the plate capped off with Mike Zunino hitting .000 in the World Series. So why not pitch the ace (0:06)? Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (17:40). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked if I had a goodbye call with the Marlins like the Wilpon's did with the New York Mets (26:00). Time for a business discussion re:MLB. Teams are laying off dozens of people on both sides of the business. Let’s go inside the decision making process and how a team owner and president navigate the pandemic waters. I have great experience in this area (38:10). #waittosee

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  • World Series recap: Dodgers one game away from rings; Kershaw silences the haters again

    Today's word of the day is 'narrative' as in changing the storyline as in Clayton Kershaw comes out for a second time in the World Series and shuts down the Tampa Bay Rays. Now the Los Angeles Dodgers are one game away from winning the whole thing. So let's talk about Clayton Kershaw and how his critics can never say another bad thing about him in the postseason again (0:06). Let's also talk about what happened in Game 4. The Dodgers could have wrapped up the World Series on Saturday night, but they blew it on one of the biggest Bad News Bears plays of all time. So what are these teams doing on the off day on Monday? I've been there so listen to me (7:06). NFL Week 7 has come and gone. Dallas Cowboys are in a lot of trouble right now. Andy Dalton is in at QB for the team and he gets crushed and leaves the game. 7th round draft pick Ben DiNucci had to come in and play... bad news for Mike McCarthy and Jerry Jones again (21:45). Antonio Brown has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Reports were flying around that this was all a Tom Brady move. Well, Bruce Arians said Brady had nothing to do with this... it was all Arians and GM Jason Licht (22:30). Review - Borat Subsequent Movie film: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (28:00). What in the world is happening with the NBA? Reports were that the NBA wasn't going to start until January 2021 then there were reports that there could maybe possibly be a bubble, and NOW there are reports that the NBA is looking to start right around Christmas Day 2020 and it would be 72 games long with no All Star Game. Why exactly would they want to do that? TV rights fees (31:15). Northwestern and its president have a problem. Let’s discuss and say whether Morty Shapiro will step down... will he (39:00)? #waittosee

  • World Series Game 3: No comparing Mookie Betts to Mike Trout (10/23)

    Today's word of the day is 'October' as in postseason baseball is here as in recency bias is here as well. Is Mookie Betts the best player in baseball? No. He's a phenomenal baseball player, but Mike Trout is clearly the best. Why would people think this changed? Because we never get to see Trout play October baseball. Here is why teams spend so much time fighting against recency bias (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me for my thoughts on Russell Wilson openly stumping for the Antonio Brown to get another chance in the NFL. Will the Seattle Seahawks sign? Does he deserve another chance (15:55)? Big Ten football is back! Today is the day. So what rules have they implemented this season? What's going on in Michigan right now? Let me explain (27:50). Review - Time (documentary) (35:40). The final Presidential Debate happened last night. What went different in this one? The final look at President Trump and former Vice President Biden before November 3rd Election Day. Get out and vote (43:30). #waittosee

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