Nothing Personal with David Samson

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NPDS - Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. 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:

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1153 episodes

MLB Opening Weekend takeaways! Athletics attendance woes and new Oakland offer! NCAA should be ASHAMED of what happened ahead of NC State v. Texas! (Episode 1022)

Today’s word of the day is ‘early returns’ as in baseball is back as in weekend baseball is back as in Juan Soto as in Mookie Betts as in the Angels as in the Athletics. What am I even talking about? Yankees swept the Astros in Houston! Mookie Betts is unreal for the Dodgers! The Angels had a team meeting after 2 games! Is that a record? And the Oakland Athletics attendance is no good, very bad — and now Oakland has a new stadium lease offer. (24:20) March Madness! The men’s Final Four is set. NC State is on a Cinderella run! Purdue! Alabama first ever Final Four! And UCONN is looking for back-to-back! (32:10) NPPOD. (37:30) Review: One Day. (39:50) What the heck happened in the Women’s NCAA Tournament game between NC State and Texas? The 3-point line was the wrong length? What? How does this even happen? (48:08) The latest twist in the Timberwolves saga is a mean one! Glen Taylor told Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore to kick rocks. Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore are now on a rampage to try and get the Timberwolves from Glen Taylor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Apr 01
Dodgers and Orioles look GOOD, Athletics abysmal attendance will continue! Why did the Timberwolves sale to ARod collapse!? (Episode 1021)

Today’s word of the day is ‘commencer’ as in something French that David said as in Opening Day was here as in what happened in baseball. The Dodgers look great. The Orioles look great. The Diamondbacks look great! Reviews and reviews and reviews! (23:00) What happened with the Timberwolves sale!? It as supposed to be a done deal for Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore to become majority owners and then yesterday Glen Taylor said, nope! HUH!? (34:22) Review: The Beekeeper. (37:20) NPPOD. (40:08) We finally have an update on Wander Franco. He’s on administrative leave until June 1. He will still be paid. (42:50) Draymond Green was ejected again. Draymond Green apologized again. The Warriors cannot have this happen any longer. (47:30) The crypto man is now in jail. Sam Bankman-Fried was sentenced to 25 years in prison. See ya! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 29
MLB OPENING DAY IS HERE! Are the Yankees good? How are the Dodgers spending this much!? The Baltimore Orioles have a new owner! (Episode 1020)

Today’s word of the day is ‘opening day’ as in baseball is back as in no more offseason as in real games as in home runs as in strikeouts as in World Series. It’s here and it’s beautiful. (9:00) Let’s do some predictions! Win total season people! Do you believe in the Yankees? Can the Diamondbacks replicate their run from last year? How about the Athletics? Another sad season coming for the A’s. (14:45) NPPOD. (17:30) David Rubenstein is now the owner of the Baltimore Orioles. No more Angelos in Baltimore. What is the future of the team? How does this vote go? (24:30) The Dodgers just keep spending! More and more and more money. More and more and more deferrals! Will Smith gets $140 million! (31:08) Review: The King’s Speech. (37:20) The Washington Wizards & Capitals are staying in D.C. Why? Because it always happens this way! (42:22) Caitlin Clark got a monster offer from Ice Cube to play in the Big 3. $5 Million! Will she accept? Probably not. (45:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about incentives and if teams would actual sit a player so they wouldn’t collect. Interesting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 28
MLB Predictions and stories to follow this season! MVP! World Series! Disappointments! Scott Boras officially loses the offseason (Episode 1019)

Today’s word of the day is ‘limb’ as in out on a limb as in predictions as in 2024 MLB season is here! Let’s start things off with Jordan Montgomery and the Diamondbacks first. Day before the season starts and we have a signing. The Diamondbacks made it to the World Series last season and are all in this season. (6:10) Alright, let’s get to some predictions! What to watch for! Stories to follow! MVP! World Series! We predict it all! (25:20) ESPN is likely to opt-out of its broadcast deal with MLB. Why? Is this a sign things are bad for baseball? (32:35) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about how MLB would handle a suspension for a player with deferred money. (36:50) Review: Miller’s Girl. (39:30) Did you see this story about the Utah women’s basketball team? Subjected to racial threats in Idaho as part of the tournament. What is happening? (44:35) NPPOD. (45:50) We have more updates from the NFL owners meetings. More new rules. More games on weekdays. More kickoff changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 27
Shohei Ohtani says he NEVER bet on baseball or any other sport!; NBA has some explaining to do after Jontay Porter prop bet investigation! (Episode 1018)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dishonest’ as in where is the truth as in not a press conference as in Shohei Ohtani as in Ippei as in the Dodgers as in gambling. Why did Ohtani do that? Why would his lawyers and reps and the team have him do that? Press not allowed to ask questions? (15:20) We have another gambling issue. This time in the NBA with Jontay Porter of the Raptors. Prop bet problems. (25:00) We have new rules in the NFL. No more hip-drop tackles. Defense is NOT happy about the change. (35:30) Review: Ricky Stanicky. (38:20) What is going on with Deion Sanders? He said his son and Travis Hunter will pick their NFL teams. Interesting. (45:00) NPPOD. (48:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Buffalo Bills new stadium and the price of season tickets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 26
MLB opens investigation into Shohei Ohtani! What does this mean for Ohtani and the Dodgers!?; Is the fight for power inside the MLBPA over!? (Episode 1017)

Today’s word of the day is ‘clarity’ as in crystal clear as in details as in maybe the truth as in Shohei Ohtani is expected to meet the media today. He has yet to address the media since the firing of his interpreter in South Korea over the alleged illegal gambling or theft or whatever it is has happened. (16:30) Everyone is excited for Opening Day and it’s all bad news right now. MLBPA fighting. Power struggles. Where’s the baseball? (26:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Jackson Holliday and the Orioles and service time manipulation! (36:55) Review: Quiet on the Set. (42:20) What is going on LSU head coach Kim Mulkey? Going after a Washington Post writer. Let’s discuss the hit piece stopper. (46:38) The NCAA had to pull a ref from the women’s tournament over a conflict of interest! What are we doing!? (50:20) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 25
Dodgers fire Shohei Ohtani's interpreter over alleged 'MASSIVE THEFT' after close to $4.5 million in gambling debt! (Episode 1016)

Today’s word of the day is ‘translate’ as in translator as in Shohei Ohtani as in Ippei Mizuhara as in gambling. What is happening here? Did Ohtani have a gambling problem? Was his money stolen by his interpreter? Is Ohtani going to get suspended? WHAT IS GOING ON!? (20:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about why the MLB season started in South Korea with games being played with West Coast teams. (30:35) NPPOD. (32:45) Review: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. (36:50) Let’s talk about employees stealing from employers. It happened in Jacksonville. It may have happened with Ohtani. And now it’s happened with the Minnesota Timberwolves. (44:00) The NFL rules are changing. Every year it’s something new. Is it for the players? Is it for the fans? (49:25) Yamamoto got shelled in his first start for the Dodgers. Bad start, that’s it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 21
A bomb threat before Dodgers-Padres in Korea!? MLBPA just got even uglier! Jazz Chisholm calls out former teammates! (Episode 1015)

Today’s word of the day is ‘opening day lite’ as in Dodgers as in Padres as in South Korea. Why is it happening now? Why is next week Opening Day for every other team? Something crazy has happened before the game even started… a bomb threat! (5:15) There is a Game of Thrones happening inside the MLBPA right now like we’ve never seen. Scott Boras. Bruce Meyer. Tony Clark. Howard Marino. Players. Agents. Whoa! (17:00) Jazz Chisholm spoke on The Pivot podcast and called out his former veterans. Why? What was the goal of that? (30:00) Review: Wonka. (32:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Nationals owner Mark Lerner writing a letter to the fans. (41:20) What is going on in the ACC? Another lawsuit! This time it’s Clemson! They’ve joined FSU in trying to get out of the TV deal. (48:50) What is happening with the sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves? Is Alex Rodriguez in trouble? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 20
Blake Snell FINALLY signs! MAJOR FIGHTING inside the MLBPA! Trevor Bauer is back... with a Mexican pro team? (Episode 1014)

Today’s word of the day is ‘definitive loss’ as in Blake Snell as in Scott Boras as in the San Francisco Giants. Why is this a loss for Snell? Is this a loss for Boras? (8:50) We have fighting! The MLBPA is reportedly facing a mutiny. What is happening? Is another lockout coming? (23:15) There are so many injuries. The Houston Astros lost another pitcher. Bryce Harper has a back issue. Byron Buxton has a back injury. (36:15) Review: Ferrari. (41:20) The Bauer Hour is back! Bauer announced he’s going to pitch against the Yankees… as part of a Mexican pro team! (45:00) The Big East is mad. Every school that misses the tournament is mad. More statements. More words. (50:45) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 19
MLB season starts this week! Dodgers v. Padres! What did Cohen have to say about Mets!? Justin Fields & Kenny Pickett traded! (Episode 1013)

Today’s word of the day is ‘two sleeps’ as in baseball is back as in the Dodgers as in the Padres as in Seoul as in Opening Day as in the Mets as in the Marlins as in the Cardinals! Ohtani and the Dodgers kicks things off on Wednesday against the Padres. (8:35) Eury Perez is being shutdown. It is bad news for the Marlins. Why did they say it was a blister!? (12:00) What’s going on in Mets land? Steve Cohen met the media to talk Pete Alonso, to talk expectations, to talk farm system. Fun times! (16:20) Why did the Cardinals extend Oli Marmol? What was the point before this season? (25:00) Review: Madame Web. (27:23) Let’s talk football. The Steelers signed Russell Wilson, traded Kenny Pickett, and then traded for Justin Fields. Wow. Why did they trade Pickett? Why did the Bears accept so little? (35:00) March Madness is here! Go Yale! Go Wisconsin! But what about all these teams saying no to the NIT? Ridiculous! (42:30) NPPOD. What happened to scoring in NBA games? (47:40) A chocolate scheme in Maryland is crazy. The PTSA treasurer used $29,000 of chocolate sales on himself and gambling! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 18
Is MLB Spring Breakout a good enough showcase for young stars?; Are the Chiefs threatening to leave Kansas City!? (Episode 1012)

Today’s word of the day is ‘breakout’ as in Spring Training and Spring Breakouts as in the inaugural MLB showcase. Did you watch the games? Did you see the top prospects? (9:10) Who is the Yankees Opening Day starter? Not Gerrit Cole. Not Carlos Rodon. Not Marcus Stroman. (13:10) What is going on with the Kansas City Chiefs? Are the moving? Are they threatening to move? (26:30) Review: Agrylle. (29:12) Penguins heist. No not stolen Penguins! Stole Jaromir Jags bobbleheads! (32:40) Aaron Rodgers was forced to release a statement. Politics! (34:40) NPPOD. (36:35) Nick Saban can’t stop talking. Retired and now he hates college football. NIL is out of control, but is he the right person to tell us? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 15
Padres trade for Dylan Cease!; Yankees ace Gerrit Cole done for at least 1-2 months!; Aaron Rodgers... Welcome to politics! (Episode 1011)

Today’s word of the day is ‘PSA’ as in Preller Strikes Again as in the San Diego Padres have traded for Dylan Cease from the Chicago White Sox. Grade the trade! You get an A! You get a B! Wait, but you get an A! Let’s talk about why each team made these trades. Why did the Padres make this trade? What is the White Sox plan? (13:45) Gerrit Cole really is injured. The Yankees do wha the Yankees do. Still haven’t given a definitive timeline. But he’ll be out. Bad news. (21:08) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about team doctors. Dr. Neal ElAttrache is the Dodgers team doctor, but he’s also the No. 1 doctor that other players see. (31:47) Review: Gladiator. (36:00) Aaron Rodgers. Welcome to politics. (47:10) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 14
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. may want AARON RODGERS as his VP!?; Yankees injuries continue to pile up as Judge joins Cole in MRI World (Episode 1010)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dummy call’ as in a fake audible as in a fugazi as in Aaron Rodgers as Vice President… what!? Yup, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has Rodgers as a potential candidate. Is this real life? (11:06) Another day, another Yankees injury. Aaron Judge this time with an MRI on his abs. Gerrit Cole MRI results still aren’t out. All is well with the Yankees. (24:50) Review: The ABCs of Book Banning. (30:25) The State of the State of Florida. What’s happening there? Why it’s important. (33:50) NPPOD. (38:12) Let’s talk cap space! Patrick Mahomes restructures his deal for Chiefs cap space. Fun! (45:00) We finally have the result of the Jaguars employee who stole milllllions from the team. He got 6 1/2 years! Woof. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 13
UH OH! Yankees ace Gerrit Cole getting MRI on elbow! NFL Free Agency: Barkley v. Tiki, BIG business of Kirk Cousins (Episode 1009)

Today’s word of the day is ‘elbow discomfort’ as in fatigue as in MRI as in Gerrit Cole as in the Yankees. UH OH! Bad news bears once again for Boone and Cashman. Let’s talk about the MRI process. The news process. And what all this could mean. (14:50) Saquon Barkley left the Giants for rival Eagles. Big no no to some. Tiki Barber took exception to this and called out Barkley. Barkley then responded. Let’s discuss the RB market and should there be loyalty. (22:22) Kirk Cousins makes money. That’s it. Just good enough. Smart enough. Lucky enough. (30:16) Review: The Teachers’ Lounge. (33:36) What happened with J.D. Davis and the San Francisco Giants. He won his arbitration hearing, but now find himself out of a job. HUH? (45:45) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 12
2024 Oscars Recap from the extra Stained Carpet! Trevor Bauer pitches... did you watch?; Are the Bears now staying IN Chicago? (Episode 1008)

Today’s word of the day is ‘stained carpet’ as in the Oscars as in the Academy Awards as in watch party as in Oppenheimer as in Jimmy Kimmel as in John Cena as in Emma Stone as in Barbie as in movies! Let’s do a little recap of the night and what happened. (13:20) Did you see Trevor Bauer pitch? Did ya? He pitched for the Asian Breeze against a bunch of minor leaguers and no one watched. No scouts there. Is it over? (22:20) Mookie Betts is now the shortstop for the Dodgers. No longer 2nd baseman. What happened? What goes into a move like this and why so close to start of season? (34:25) Rudy Gobert has been fined $100K by the NBA. He did a money gesture to the refs. And then doubled down after the game. Woof. (40:00) NPPOD. (42:30) What are the Bears doing? No more Arlington Heights? Back to the city? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 11
Netflix to air Jake Paul v. Mike Tyson fight... HUH!?; Ben Simmons career is OVER!; Trevor Bauer is pitching for which team!? (Episode 1007)

Today’s word of the day is ‘jab’ as in punch as in uppercut as in hook as in Jake Paul as in Mike Tyson as in Netflix. What is happening? What is Netflix doing? (13:35) Is Ben Simmons’ career over? The millions and millions and millions of dollars he’s been paid to not play. Often hurt Simmons is out for the year again. Woof. (29:00) Review: Perfect Days. (34:55) Trevor Bauer is back in baseball. On a foreign travel team that you have to pay to play for. Huh….. (39:36) NPPOD. (41:33) Is the Wizards/Capitals move to Virginia dead? It sure looks like it despite what Ted Leonsis and the Virginia governor are saying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 08
Spring Training overreactions: Yamamoto struggles in 2nd start; Rodon can't find his velo!; Nick Saban sounds off on why he retired! (Episode 1006)

Today’s word of the day is ‘overreaction’ as in this players stinks as in he’ll never be good again as in he’s the best player we’ve ever seen! What are we talking about? MLB Spring Training! Yoshinobu Yamamoto had a bad start… STINKS! Carlos Rodon still can’t find his fastball… this actually might not be an overreaction! Juan Soto is scorching! (11:00) Nick Saban had enough. That’s why he left coaching. He sounded off to ESPN on his decision. (24:45) Review: Sound of Metal. (30:50) NPPOD. (32:50) What is happening in Chicago with stadiums? Bears want a stadium. White Sox want a stadium. (41:10) The same thing is happening in Kansas City. Stadiums! Stadiums! Stadiums! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 07
MLB Spring Training: Injuries, injuries, & injuries!; We FINALLY have the new Athletics stadium renderings for Las Vegas! (Episode 1005)

Today’s word of the day is ‘injuries, injuries, injuries!’ as in Lucas Giolito as in Sonny Gray as in Justin Verlander as in Kyle Bradish as in Kodai Senga. It’s all about spring training injuries and teams trying to avoid this. Giolito signs a big deal for the Red Sox and now he’s done. Sonny Gray will likely miss Opening Day with a hamstring. Justin Verlander will start on the IL. (15:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Athletics new renderings… hahahaha. (29:45) Review: All of Us Strangers. (34:00) Let’s talk about the Dartmouth basketball union vote. What happened? What happens next? (43:10) NPPOD. (44:05) Arch Manning has opted out of EA Sports 2025 college football game. Why? To focus on playing field… huh? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 06
Broncos take on $85 MILLION in dead cap after releasing Russell Wilson; Caleb or Fields: Who is making the decisions for the Bears? (Episode 1004)

Today’s word of the day is ‘dead cap’ as in ghost money as in Russell Wilson as in Denver Broncos as in $85 million. That’s it for Russ. 2 seasons and Sean Payton had enough. The fighting at the end of the season about the contract was always going to end this way. (17:45) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Chicago Bears and the decision to be made about Caleb Williams or Justin Fields. Who makes this decision? (30:00) Review: Zone of Interest. (34:12) We have an Acuńan update. He is expected to be ready for Opening Day. Phew. (36:20) Scott Boras is back. It’s been a spring training tour with him. Always with the quotes. Never ends. (41:40) The Zach Wheeler deal was a big one. Huge money. But another Boras guy had something to say. (43:30) NPPOD. Let’s talk about Bronny and LeBron James.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 05
How concerned are the Braves over Ronald Acuna's knee?; Another Boras client settles for short-term deal! (Episode 1003)

Today’s word of the day is ‘optimistic’ as in being encouraged as in things will go right as in this is our year as in Ronald Acuna has a knee issue and the Braves are trying to remain calm. Reigning NL MVP. He was scratched from a game on Friday and received an MRI and now he’s in Los Angeles to meet with his surgeon. Uh oh. (9:30) Another short term deal for a Scott Boras client. This time it’s Matt Chapman to the San Francisco Giants. (22:02) Review: Poor Things. (28:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Big Ten and the SEC wanting to get automatic byes in the playoffs. Will it happen? (39:10) Caitlin Clark broke another record. All-time scorer in Division 1 for Men’s or Women’s basketball. (42:05) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 04
Caitlin Clark announces decision to enter 2024 WNBA draft!; The Great Wendy's Backtrack!; F1, Red Bull Racing have a major problem (Episode 1002)

Today’s word of the day is ‘fever’ as in the Indiana Fever as in the Iowa Hawkeyes as in Caitlin Clark as in the WNBA. Clark announced she is going to the WNBA draft. She will forgo her final year of eligibility. Is this a smart business move? Could she make more in NIL and sponsor deals? (12:50) It’s time to talk Wendy’s again! Looks like the company is backtracking its dynamic pricing. Why? (19:15) F1 scandal has hit the circuit before the season starts. Principal of Red Bull Racing Christian Horner was under investigation for some nefarious activity. He was let off the hook, but a leak! (32:03) Review: The Leftovers. (37:30) NFL is not going to ban the “tush push”. Are you okay with that? What other rules or technology is the NFL working on? (44:00) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 01
NFLPA release player survey: Chiefs & Commanders worst teams! Dolphins & Vikings best!; Will Scott Boras comments lead to more fighting? (Episode 1001)

Today’s word of the day is ‘leap year’ as in today as in February 29 as in every four years as in class is in session. The NFLPA released a player survey where they graded every team in the league. In all categories from training to facilities to owners to food to family care. The Chiefs win Super Bowls but it appears players do not like the team! The Commanders ranked last again… duh. (21:00) What is the latest with the Commanders outside of the survey? FedEx backed out of the stadium naming rights. A bill just passed in DC for RFK Stadium. Is the team moving? (29:20) Review: Thelma & Louise. (34:00) Scott Boras of course showed up to the Cody Bellinger press conference with the Cubs. What did he have to say? (43:45) NPPOD. (46:06) Wendy’s is going to start dynamic pricing. How does that make you feel? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 29
It's Episode 1000 of Nothing Personal and Coca joins! He is real! Being a sports fan, his Top 5 movie list, and more! (Episode 1000)

Today’s word of the day is ‘1000’ as in the 1000th episode of Nothing Personal! And it's with Coca! That's me, I'm Coca! I write these things everyday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 28
Shohei Ohtani set to make Dodgers Spring Training debut! NFL Problems: Top picks skipping combine & and the collapsing RB market! (Episode 999)

Today’s word of the day is ‘debut’ as in Shohei Ohtani as in Los Angeles Dodgers as in Spring Training as in gameplays. Ohtani is set to make his debut in Spring Training today. Dave Roberts spoke about the plan to get Ohtani some at-bats. MLB Network will air the game. Biggest free agent signing of all-time! (11:35) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Spring Training: what should fans look for? What do front offices look for? (25:20) Review: Anyone But You. (28:10) NFL Combine is here. Top prospects are starting to opt-out way more than usual. New trend? Just this year? Is the NFL happy about it? (35:30) The running back market has crashed. Players aren’t getting top dollar. Teams are passing on franchise tagging running backs. Will it ever bounce back? (41:30) NPPOD. (44:00) Pistons lost to the Knicks. Monty Williams lost it on the refs in the postgame presser. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 27
Cody Bellinger signs short-term with Cubs: Did Boras or Cubs blink first?; Athletics update! It's time to ban court-storming! (Episode 998)

It's David's birthday! Everyone go wish him a happy birthday! And celebrate with a piece of cake for yourself! (calories don't count for birthday cake!) Today’s word of the day is ‘blinked’ as in Scott Boras as in the Chicago Cubs as in Cody Bellinger. It finally happened. Cody Bellinger has signed a deal. It’s not the longterm deal most people thought he’d get. Who won this standoff? What’s next for the Boras Boys? (11:20) Let me talk about my weekend and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. (19:05) It’s time for an A’s update! (30:30) Review: American Fiction. (34:00) We need to put an end to court-storming. Enough is enough. (40:00) NPPOD. Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans suspensions for a fight! The drama! (43:45) Steve Kerr got an extension. Big money. Matches up the years with Curry. End of an era? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 26
Spring Training planning, nightmare injuries, and Kodai Senga's shoulder; White Sox owner explains his billion dollar request (Episode 997)

Today’s word of the day is ‘opportunistic’ as Spring Training as in baseball is back as in injuries as in the Mets got bad news about Kodai Senga. Wonderful. Shoulder injury and he’s shut down. This is a team’s worst nightmare. (18:30) The White Sox want a new stadium. The White Sox want public money. Owner Jerry Reinsdorf spoke with the media… why? (29:28) Review: Bitconned. (37:20) The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a deal with Mitch Keller yesterday. Wonder why they did that! (40:20) NPPOD. (42:30) The Marlins signed someone! It was Tim Anderson. Woohoo! (44:40) It’s time to talk uniforms again! See-through pants!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 23
The NFL can't be happy with Antonio Pierce's 'Mahomes Rules'; Justin Fields, Instagram, and the social media craze (Episode 996)

Today’s word of the day is ‘Mahomes Rules’ as Antonio Pierce as in Maxx Crosby as in the Las Vegas Raiders. New head coach Antonio Pierce says he wants the Raiders to get to Patrick Mahomes like the Detroit Pistons did to Michael Jordan. Why are coaches saying these things in public!? (13:45) This new world we live in is crazy. Justin Fields unfollows the Bears and the world knows in seconds. Huge story! Why? (30:35) Review: Shawshank Redemption. (36:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about The Athletic’s latest piece on Bob Nutting and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (45:45) NPPOD.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 22
Owner's Playbook: Arizona Diamondbacks relocating or just renovations?; Are the Nationals no longer for sale? Stadium Cycle Continues! (Episode 995)

Today’s word of the day is ‘playbook’ as in the owner’s playbook as in the plan as in stadiums as in public money as in the Arizona Diamondbacks are next on the list. Owner Ken Kendrick spoke about needing money for the stadium. Will they leave Phoenix? Is this a threat? Is it not a threat? (13:02) Are the Washington Nationals no longer for sale? What the heck? Let’s explain this horse hockey! (21:10) Tony Clark met the media and spoke out about the deferred comp, the uniforms, and more! (32:12) Review: Hell Camp - Teen Nightmare. (36:40) What is going on with the Red Sox? Rafael Devers is speaking out about the roster. Does Alex Cora have a future with the team? (45:30) Let’s talk about some Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 21
Mike Trout's future with Angels without Shohei Ohtani; The Boras Boys Club: Rendon hates baseball, Bellinger still unsigned, Soto future (Episode 994)

Today’s word of the day is ‘easy way out’ as in Rocky 4 as in Mike Trout as in the Angels as in Ohtani as in Arte Moreno as in the other LA team. What did Trout say about his future? Does he want a trade? Will he finish his career in LA? (10:00) If Trout just turns to his left he’ll see Anthony Rendon talking about how much he hates baseball. Yes, that one. Said baseball is just a job. Nice! (19:00) What are the Cubs up to? Owner Tom Ricketts called out Scott Boras. Is the team signing Cody Bellinger? (32:00) Review: Flamin’ Hot. (39:05) Another Boras client speaks! It’s Juan Soto time. The new Yankee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 20
Can the NBA All-Star Weekend be fixed? Does it need to be?; White Sox prepared to ask for $1 BILLION from the state! (Episode 993)

Today’s word of the day is ‘168’ as in the NBA All Star Game as in 211 points as in 186 points as in the East beat the West in a game that saw 168 three-pointers attempted. Did you watch? Did you enjoy it? Is the game broken? Will players care again? It’s the whole weekend! The dunk contest is still broken too! (12:50) Let’s talk about the White Sox. Another stadium needed. Another attempt to get public financing. Chicago, baby! (27:46) Review: The Iron Claw. (32:35) Let’s talk about leadership in the clubhouse. Nolan Arenado spoke about the problems the Cardinals faced last year. (41:25) Let’s talk about Rob Manfred again.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 19