Most anticipated Ducks and Beavers football games this season, worst hangovers, and 'Start, Trade or Bench' Euro style.
ESPN College Basketball Analyst Sean Farnham joins the show to help the guys fill out their brackets and throw cold water on their hopes for a Pac-12 Champion this season.
The guys start the hour obtaining knowledge from ESPN's Sean Farnham to fill out their brackets, then they dive into the Male Sack. Plus, Dirt has a 'Take Quake' on Pickleball and they wonder if the Blazers will follow the script tonight against the Knicks.
Chris Mannix, senior writer for Sports Illustrated joins the Ticker to dive into his recent article on how the Blazers can put a championship team around Damian Lillard before his most productive years are past him.
Sprague has grown disgruntled over the NBA MVP debates...the guys take stock of Chauncy Billups' ability to take the Blazers to a title if they get the roster Dame wants. Then, Chris Mannix jumps on the Ticker to share his recent discussions with Damian Lillard.
The guys start the show with Blazers Draft Fantasies. Then, Sprague sticks a fork in the Patriots. Dirt is all hot and bothered by this particular NFL free agent signing, and who wants to interview Hugh Grant at the Oscars?
The Ducks make the NIT, the Tar Heels and the guys wonder why the event is still around. Plus, more NFL trades before Free Agency opens up for the new year, how wild will things get. Then, Scottie Scheffler dominates The Players, and Sprague has a couple of baseball notes.
Angie Machado of BeaverBlitz.com joins the Ticker to recap week 1 of Oregon State Spring Football practice focusing on the QB battle where Freshman Aiden Chiles is getting all the wows early.
The guys hope Blazers fans avoid the trap of clinging to potential of young talent when approaching the offseason. Then, the Bears trade the #1 overall draft pick, will they make more moves...Angie Machado joins the Ticker with a report from the first week of Beavers Spring Football, and is there concern over the lack of hype from DJ so far?
After a total dud in New Orleans, the Blazers appear uncapable of winning a playoff series let alone a game, so why shouldn't they just shut it down for the rest of the season?
Dirt's back from Spring Training and he's ready to move to Arizona. Plus, the brackets are out and it's a bummer that Alabama is the #1 overall seed given the cloud that hangs over that program. Who are the hot picks to get to the Final Four and pull early upsets, and the Blazers make a mess on Bourbon Street.
Conference Tournaments, a full NBA Slate and The Players Championship provide plenty of options for Spraguin' The Line.
The Doughnuts vs Donuts question gets listeners fired up. Then Geno Smith held is press conference and it was clearly evident why the Seahawks were comfortable letting Russell Wilson go. Then they Sprague the Line and preview Blazers-Sixers.
Ross Martin covers the Tar Heels for Inside Carolina and joins the Ticker with the inside scoop on the collapse of the preseason #1 team in college basketball.
A couple days late, but Swag has an All Oregon edition of Stat or Story.
The Ducks hold off a furious rally from the Cougs to advance in the Pac-12 Tournament, can they play their way into the NCAA Tournament? Swag finally has his Stat or Story ready for air. Then the Ticker goes to Chapel Hill with Ross Martin on the collapse of the Tar Heels, and who eats a half a doughnut in the office.
Sprague and Swag realize they now have old man TV viewing habits, plus Lamar Jackson's lack of agency representation appears to be costing him big money. Matthew Stafford is reportedly on the block from the Rams, and the Dillon Brooks-Draymond Green public spat continued on TNT.
BetQL Host and Audacy Sports Betting insider Ken Barkley makes his weekly visit to the show with thoughts on The Players and how the JJ Redick/Kendick Perkins spat could effect the NBA MVP markets.
Ken Barkley starts the hour with thoughts on how to bet The Players and the NBA MVP markets, then Sprague wonders why a guy 40 years younger than Cher would get engaged to her...duh. Plus Fred VanVleet goes off postgame on referee Ben Taylor, and thoughts on the Pac-12 Men's Basketball tournament.
Is the Aaron Rodgers to Jets deal going to happen by the end of the week? Plus, Jim Boeheim is retired but apparently Jim didn't get the memo. Mike McAllister hops on the Ticker from Syracuse with the messy exit of their longtime men's basketball coach. And who is in more hot water... Tiger Woods or Shawn Kemp?
Mike McAllister covers Syracuse for the Fan Nation Network and joins the Ticker with the behind the scenes workings that led to Wednesday's "retirement" of Jim Boeheim.
Sprague has so much to release on the NBA in this week's edition of Dos Minutos Basket Blue Balls.
Sprague realizes he is old thanks to a cue from Jamie Lee Curtis, plus Zion could be done for the season... Sprague gets relief from his Basket Blue Balls and he may have to become a fan of Draymond after he undressed Dillon Brooks on his podcast.
Author and Sports reporter and personality Kate Fagan joins the show to discuss the growing mythology of Women's Basketball at all levels with the release of her new book Hoop Muses.
Kate Fagan starts the hour joining the show to discuss her new book and the new mythology being written in Women's Basketball. Then, the Giants give Daniel Jones his bag, but did they overspend. And are the Jets and Aaron Rodgers really going to hook up. Plus, who should the Blazers have on their radar this offseason.
Brady Henderson covers the Seahawks for ESPN and returns to the Ticker with the details on Geno Smith's new contract and what that leaves under the cap for Seattle to spend on the free agent market, plus initial thoughts on what they may do with the #5 pick in the Draft.
Lamar Jackson gets the Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag from Baltimore, can they find common ground for a long term deal. How does Jackson not having a traditional agent affect his market, and how liable for their predicament should the Ravens front office be. Plus Brady Henderson joins the Ticker with the details on the Geno Smith signing, and what the Seahawks have left for free agency.
Swag is back from 6 days in Vegas, Dirt is off to Spring Training and the Pilots Women's Basketball Team wins the WCC Title. It's March Madness but is time to hyped for this product. Then, JJ Redick calls out Kendrick Perkins and it gets testy. Plus NFL QB's get their bags on Franchise Tag day.
Will the Baltimore Ravens use the franchise tag on Lamar Jackson? Also, does being over six feet tall matter?
Bill Oram, sports columnist for The Oregonian joins the show to discuss the possibility of Damian Lillard scoring 100 points in a single game.