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Can Billy Napier Catch Up to Mario Cristobal in the Recruiting Rankings?

New Miami head coach Mario Cristobal's Canes' are sitting at #8 on the latest recruiting rankings from 247sports.com. The Gators are #13. Can Billy Napier catch up?

9m
Aug 08
Si or No?

Kelly V answers listener questions on a variety of sports topics.

12m
Aug 04
LIV Golfers Filing a Lawsuit Against the PGATour

Bryson DeChambeau and other LIV golfers have decided to file an anti-competitive lawsuit against the PGA Tour. Are they justified?

11m
Aug 04
Remembering The Great Vin Scully

Vin Scully was the ambassador for baseball for so long and will be forever immortalized.

9m
Aug 03
Getting Ready For Football & "Si Or No" Segment

Getting ready for Thursday night's preseason Hall of Fame Game and "Si or No" to topics including UCF, UF, Vin Scully, and the Bucs.

22m
Aug 03
The Blast: Will Anything Happen With The Brian Flores Lawsuit?

Discussing poll results of the day's hot topics including Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game, Dolphins tampering, how you spend nights out, and more.

8m
Aug 03
Adam Shadoff On Orlando City, XFL, Julio Jones, Deshaun Watson

Adam Shadoff of FOX 35 joins Open Mike to discuss the week's local hottest topics.

13m
Aug 02
Buddy Pittman On Tyler Reddick's Win At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Auto Racing analyst Buddy Pittman joins in his weekly spot on Open Mike to discuss the most recent racing events and what's ahead.

11m
Aug 02
What To Make Of The Deshaun Watson 6 Game Suspension As A Fan

Discussing what happens next from a fan standpoint now that Deshaun Watson will get to play this season after a 6 game suspension (unless the NFL appeals.)

8m
Aug 02
Deebo Samuel Finally Gets His Money From 49ers

Discussing Deebo Samuel's deal with 49ers and why San Francisco was always the best fit for him.

7m
Aug 01
The Blast: How Many Games Will Deshaun Watson Be Suspended For?

We find out mid-segment that Deshaun Watson was suspended for 6 games according to ESPN, however we discuss poll results with topics about Watson, Bill Russell, local CFB, and more!

10m
Aug 01
A Salute To Bill Russell

NBA legend Bill Russell passed away over the weekend and we began today's show discussing his legacy.

6m
Aug 01
Which Returning NFL Star Is Means The Most To Their Franchise?

Is it DK Metcalf (who got his extension with the rebuilding Seahawks), Christian McCaffrey, Kyler Murray, or Michael Thomas?

9m
Jul 29
Discussing Recent Soundbites Including Kyler Murray Feeling Disrespected By Narrative That He Won't Watch Film

In our Sound-Off segment, we react to soundbites from Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, Big Ben, Brandon Staley, and Max Scherzer.

12m
Jul 29
A Friday "In The Zone" Takeover With Brandon Kravitz

Discussing the "hazards of radio", Jimmy Butler's new dreads, NBA sneakers, and our plans to see Orlando City in the Open Cup Final.

11m
Jul 29
Poll Results And Opinions From "The Blast!"

What would it take to consider it a successful Orlando City season? Do you agree with USA's offer to Russia to bring back Americans? Which NFL player has most pressure on their shoulders this coming season? LIV Golf continues to poach, is the PGA officially in trouble?

9m
Jul 28
Terrence Ross Believes The Magic Are Capable Of Making The Playoffs

Terrence Ross is the longest tenured player on the Magic roster and while it is still unclear if he will be apart of the team going forward, he believes in what is forming here in Orlando. Is it unreasonable to agree with T-Ross?

7m
Jul 28
Orlando City Is Heading To The Open Cup Final!

Kelly V and Tozzi are fired up for the Orlando CIty Soccer Lions, however they chose the wrong game to watch last night. Orlando City tied it before halftime and opened the second half with a big time goal which led to a 5-1 drubbing of the Red Bulls.

12m
Jul 28
Which Returning NBA Superstar Will Make The Biggest Impact?

Out of Zion Williamson, Kawhi Leonard, Jamal Murray, and Ben Simmons..who makes the biggest impact in the '22-'23 NBA season?

8m
Jul 27
What Are Reasonable Expectations For Julio Jones In Tampa?

Kelly V believes Julio Jones can turn back the clock while Tozzi is skeptical.

6m
Jul 27
Today's Poll Results On The Blast!

What kind of impact Julio Jones will make in Tampa, should Boston blow it up for KD, which returning NBA star will make this biggest impact, biggest NFL headlines of the offseason, and more.

11m
Jul 27
Should Boston Really Take Their Chances With Kevin Durant?

Discussing whether KD & Kyrie will actually be on the move or will they stay in Brooklyn? And if they are moved, where is the best fit and why?

16m
Jul 26
A New Era For Jags And Fins?

In our "sound-off" segment, we discuss recent soundbites from Trevor Lawrence, Doug Pederson, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, and Brian Windhorst.

15m
Jul 26
Buddy Pittman On What Was A "True Rarity In NASCAR"

After Denny Hamlin crossed the finish line at Pocono Raceway, he was disqualified for failing inspections. Chase Elliot ended up winning by technically and Buddy Pittman explains.

10m
Jul 26
Orlando City Takes Another "L" at the WORST Time

Orlando City loses to Philly at the exact same time that Chelsea is playing Arsenal around the corner. This got the boys wondering, how much of a difference would it make for City and MLS if the Lions won that game??

9m
Jul 25
What Would You Name Orlando's New XFL Team?!?

Orlando was awarded an XFL team this weekend, which means it's time to come up with a name!

6m
Jul 25
Orlando's Own Nick Nanton Talks About Producing the New Dick Vitale Documentary

The producer of the recent Dick Vitale documentary Nick Nanton stops by Open Mike to discuss meeting Dick Vitale, the journey of creating the doc, Dicky V's greatness, and much more!

19m
Jul 22
Jimbo Fisher Says That He Has Respect For Nick Saban

Do you believe Jimbo Fisher when he said at SEC media day that despite their spat, he has respect for Nick Saban?

8m
Jul 22
Gators Insider Edgar Thompson: Anthony Richardson Showed Immense Poise at SEC Media Day

Gators Insider Edgar Thompson joins us from SEC Media Day to discuss Anthony Richardson pivoting from the "AR-15" nickname, Kirby Smart's comments about the Florida-Georgia game, Billy Napier's presser at media day, and much more!

15m
Jul 21
Donald Trump Wants to Make the LIV Golf Tour Great Again!

Donald Trump went to his social media platform to urge all PGA Tour golfers to jump ship to LIV Golf.

8m
Jul 21