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

  • 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

Episodes of This Show

  • 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

  • CBS Sports Presents - The 'Fantasy Baseball Today in 5' Podcast

    'Fantasy Baseball Today in 5,' a new daily podcast from CBS Sports is available now. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get episodes as soon as they are released.

    Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Baseball Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win your league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Join host Frank Stampfl and company as they help guide you to a Fantasy championship. The FBT crew will filter through the news cycle and deliver what matters most from a Fantasy perspective so you can make your add, drop, start & sit moves all before breakfast.

  • 📫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

  • MLB and MLBPA are fighting again! (1/26)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Eurythmics’ as in Here Comes The Rain Again as in MLB and the Players’ Union is at it again. Fighting has already started. It was always going to happen, but we thought everyone involved would be better… they weren’t. (10:22) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the current fight between the Washington Nationals and MASN (the regional sports network). (22:50) Woody Johnson has returned to New York after spending time overseas. He has returned to take the keys to the kingdom back from his brother, Chris, who was leading the New York Jets when he was gone. (27:03) Review - Promising Young Woman. (31:03) Budweiser is not doing a Super Bowl ad. They announced it. Who cares! (33:20) NPPOD. (36:21) It’s been one year since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and seven other people died in a horrific helicopter crash. What a weird and sad year it has been since that day. (39:30) Remembering the life of Hank Aaron. (41:25) Who will make the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame Class? Will Bonds, Clemens, and Schilling make it? #waittosee

  • What it's like having COVID (1/25)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘gratitude’ as in the amount I feel as in being thankful as in thank you all for the kind words you have all shared with me. Last Wednesday I had tested positive for COVID and things have been a struggle. What does this feel like? Awful. Now that I’ve been dealing with this I can see how difficult it is for athletes.(17:04) The Super Bowl is set now. The Kansas City Chiefs look to repeat as champions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, against all odds, have made the Super Bowl behind the arm of none other than Tom Brady. So we get Patrick Mahomes vs Tom Brady. (31:00) Review - Tiger Woods Documentary (37:30) The New York Yankees are not making moves like they once were. The latest signings of Jameson Taillon and Corey Kluber are the Hail Mary’s of signings. (40:45) What happened with Michael Brantley and his reported signing to the Blue Jays? How did the Astros win him back? (43:00) NPPOD - The Brooklyn Big 3 play the Miami Heat. (43:50) Will the Toronto Blue Jays sign or trade for more help? #waittosee

  • Inauguration Day 2021; Mets issues; Springer to the Blue Jays (1/20)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Inauguration’ as in day one of the 46th President’s term as in the end of the Trump Era and the beginning of the Biden Era. Let’s discuss what today is and what happens next. (14:55) The New York Mets are back to being a mess. Sandy Alderson met with the media and made so many mistakes when discussing the firing of his new GM Jared Porter. Be better. (23:50) So did the Mets land the big fish? Did they get George Springer? Nope. Springer is expected to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays for 6 years, $150M. A huge deal that apparently the Mets were not willing to go there. (31:27) Review - Locked Down. (36:45) NPPOD - we head to the NBA. (38:20) Let’s talk about Patrick Mahomes and the AFC Championship. Is Mahomes going to be cleared? #waittosee

  • Mets had NO CHOICE but to FIRE GM Jared Porter (1/19)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘You’re fired’ as in see ya as in you’re terminated as in you can’t work here as in Jared Porter has been fired as the New York Mets General Manager for sending an unsolicited penis photo to a female reporter back in 2016. That wasn’t all he did. He also sent here 62 unanswered text messages over the course of a few months. ESPN ran a story, the Mets released a statement and the next morning owner Steve Cohen announces the firing. Porter was hired as the new GM on December 13, 2020. (21:15)Tennessee fires Jeremy Pruitt. What does it mean to be fired by cause? The school also fired 10 other people in the football program. The Athletic Director resigned, but the school said it had nothing to do with the Pruitt scandal! (37:36) Review - One Night in Miami. (41:00) Inauguration Day is tomorrow. Will a change happen? #waittosee

  • 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

  • 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

  • What should the Nets do with Kyrie Irving? James Harden is a problem (1/13)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘fork’ as in a fork in the road as in Kyrie Irving is at a point in his career he needs to make a decision. Should he go left and continue his NBA career or should he go right and focus on his life outside of the game? Kyrie Irving has missed the past five games with ‘personal reasons’ and that’s it. Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks released a statement and it just wasn’t a strong enough response to Kyrie’s whereabouts. (10:40) What in the world is going on with the Houston Rockets? James Harden is completely fed up with his life in Houston. The Rockets have the 2nd worst record in the Western Conference. Harden is making life miserable so what should the team do? (20:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the new NBA covid protocols. (29:20) Review - Pearl Harbor (32:52) Klete Keller is a US Olympian. He is a gold medalist in swimming. He was among those that broke into the US Capitol. Woof. (41:10) Donald Trump trying to profit off the presidency for the future and it’s been abysmal. What happened now? The PGA says it will no longer allow events to be held at Trump’s golf courses. Will they ever go back? #waittosee

  • 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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  • Doug Pederson should have done better by Eagles; Jets finally fire Adam Gase

    Today’s word of the day is ‘integrity’ as in respect as in competitive integrity as in covid integrity as in what happened last night with the Philadelphia Eagles showed none of it. Eagles coach Doug Pederson pulled his starting QB Jalen Hurts down 3 to the WFT for the back up back up Nate Sudfeld… how did it work out? A disaster. Eagles lose the game, Giants miss the playoffs, WFT make the playoffs. What a day. Doug Pederson’s postgame comments were a joke (0:06). What else happened yesterday? The New York Jets finally fired Adam Gase. It was bound to happen. We all knew it was going to happen. It happened (13:33). What about the Dolphins with Tua? How are there actually people saying it’s time to move on from him? Absolutely not (22:16). So You Wanna Talk Samson!? Someone asked me if front offices try to influence coaches to make decisions when a player has an incentive bonus on the line. Lovely (26:20). Review - Bridgerton (38:00). Let’s end the show with a massive Wait To See update. We have 10 of them. These are things I told you were either going to happen or not happen, and if I was right or wrong, ACCOUNTABILITY (43:00)! #waitttosee

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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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  • 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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    'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  

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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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    'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  

    Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson 

    To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson

  • 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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    'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  

    Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson 

    To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson