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Herschel Walker Discusses Johnny Manziel, MMA and Donald Trump

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:28am

Herschel Walker is a renaissance man, having played football, bobsledded, fought MMA and more. He’s a force to be reckoned with in everything he does, which includes his recent support for Donald Trump. He and Newy get into all of it in this can’t miss segment.

 

Dr. Todd Boyd Discusses O.J.’s Impact on America and USC

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:26am

Dr. Todd Boyd is a professor of Cinema & Media Studies at USC and lived through the O.J. Simpson years, both as a student and the legend that followed. He and Newy talk about O.J., then and now, and why the country remains fascinated with him.

 

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Fri, 06/24/2016 - 7:14am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio

Friday, June 24, 2016

 

Hour 1

6:00 – Florio revives his position that all drafts in sports are a con, and that they should be abolished immediately. As long as you have a salary cap and a rookie pool of money, competitive balance wouldn’t be disturbed at all.

6:18 – Jim Harbaugh says the sport of football is alive and well – in fact, things are better than ever for the sport. We’re not sure we’re ready to go quite that far.

6:35 –  Andrew Luck admitted he didn’t play well last year, even before he got hurt. Mike wonders if that will hurt him at the bargaining table.

6:48 – More disturbing news about a former NFL player acting bizarrely and violently.

 

Hour 2

7:00 –  CSN New England Patriots Insider Tom Curran says we could get news about Tom Brady’s fight against his four game suspension at any time. The team has gotten used to dealing with uncertainty when it comes to Brady.

7:18 – More Tom Curran Tom agrees that the draft is a con, but doesn’t think it’s going away any time soon.

7:35 – More players are joining in the fight to get marijuana approved for use by the NFL as a pain medication. Mike says the league needs to stop using that idea in CBA negotiations and do what’s right by the players.

7:48 – Aldon Smith is due in court today, and his NFL future could hang in the balance.

 

Hour 3

8:00 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:18 – A soccer player was ejected for farting during a game. Seriously.

8:35 – Eli Apple’s mom dropped him off at team headquarters for offseason work, and post videos of the entire event. He’s going to get crushed by his teammates for that.

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Thu, 06/23/2016 - 7:22am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio

Thursday, June 23, 2016

 

Hour 1

6:00 – Ben Affleck went on a Deflategate rant on Bill Simmons’ new show Any Given Wednesday on HBO. Something was off with Affleck, and many think he was drunk.

6:18 – Bill Simmons has tweeted that Affleck was, “fired up” about Deflategate and, “that’s it.” That’s only going to lead to more speculation, Bill.

6:35 –  Mike updates the Von Miller contract talks, and points out a contradiction between Thomas Davis’ thoughts on Cam Newton and Ron Rivera’s thoughts on the QB.

6:48 – Mark Sanchez lost millions of dollars thanks to a shady financial investor. Mike is amazed how many people are out there willing to just flat out steal people’s money.

 

Hour 2

7:00 –  Ben Affleck went on a Deflategate rant on Bill Simmons’ new show Any Given Wednesday on HBO. Something was off with Affleck, and many think he was drunk.

7:18 Scary details about journeyman TE Richard Gordon, who was arrested on battery charges and was headed to a strip club with an AR-15 rifle and several magazines of ammo in his car.

7:35 – The Cavs threw their victory parade in Cleveland yesterday and supposedly close to a million people showed up.LeBron went on a profanity laced rant thanking each of his teammates.

7:48 – An emailer has an interesting alternative to kickoff returns in the NFL.

 

Hour 3

8:00 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:18 – The Broncos have a Willy Wonka-like ownership situation. Mike explains how that could be impacting their Von Miller negotiations.

8:35 – NFL Agent David Mulugheta joins us to explain some misconceptions fans have about NFL player contracts, and the open letter he wrote to NFL fans.

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Lorenzo Romar’s About to Lose Two Freshmen to NBA Draft

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:13am

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has been through this before, losing guys like Spencer Hawes, Tony Wroten and Brandon Roy early to the NBA. Tomorrow night, he’ll lose two more freshmen to the pros, and Newy asks him how it’ll affect the program.

 

Andrea Kramer Gets Real With Cardinals HC Bruce Arians

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:10am

HBO’s “Real Sports” is one of the best sports shows on TV, and the legendary Andrea Kramer’s interview with Arizona head coach Bruce Arians on this month’s episode has the sports world talking, which is why we just had to get her on the show.

 

Native Clevelander Bob Golic Celebrates Cavs Title

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:08am

Bob Golic was born and raised in the city of Cleveland, then played for his hometown Browns for seven years. That just so happened to be during The Drive AND The Fumble. Bob joined Newy to tell us just how much it means for the city to break through and win a title.

 

B.J. Armstrong Defends Client Draymond Green

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:06am

Three-time NBA champ B.J. Armstrong not only won three rings with Michael Jordan, he’s also the agent for current Warriors star Draymond Green, who Newy blamed for Golden State’s loss. Listen to B.J.’s answer when Newy asks him whether it was Draymond’s fault in the end.

 

Kyle Petty Loves Those Real Housewives

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:03am

There’s only one thing NASCAR on NBC’s Kyle Petty enjoys more than racing .. and that’s reality TV. Kyle and Newy break down this week’s race in addition to what the Real Housewives of Dallas are up to .. and just how long they have left before getting cancelled.

 

O.J. Attorney Carl Douglas Rips Marcia Clark, Prosecution

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:59am

Don’t blame the race card, blame Marcia Clark, Christopher Darden and the rest of the prosecution for being unable to convict O.J. Simpson. That’s the take of O.J.’s defense attorney Carl Douglas, who spent two amazing segments with Dave Smith in a can’t miss interview about the most famous court case in modern American history.

 

Is Dave Winfield the Greatest Athlete Ever?

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:56am

Check the stats, folks. Dave Winfield was drafted in four professional sports, dominated the College World Series like nobody else ever has, could’ve played in the NFL or NBA if he chose to, but ended up settling for the Baseball Hall of Fame. The man, the myth, the legend joined Dave Smith to talk about this year’s CWS and maybe a few George Steinbrenner stories. Great stuff.

 

O.J. Simpson 30-For-30 Producer Caroline Waterlow

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:54am

“O.J. Simpson: Made in America” is capturing the interest of the entire nation. The producer of the five-part series, Caroline Waterlow, joined Dave Smith to talk about the case and the documentary that Americans can’t get enough of.

 

Tim Donaghy Says NBA Manipulates Refs Before Games

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:50am

The Tim Donaghy scandal is now nearly 10 years old, but he tells Dave Smith the NBA continues to manipulate outcomes of games by hand-picking refs for certain games. He also tells listeners how he was approached by the mafia when he wanted to stop giving them tips. It’s a fascinating interview you don’t wanna miss.

 

Jim Lampley Knows Boxing Better Than You

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:48am

The great Jim Lampley debuts his new show on HBO tonight with a ridiculously good guest list to talk about Muhammad Ali, including Jack Nicholson, LL Cool J, George Foreman and more. He and Newy give us a preview.

 

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Wed, 06/22/2016 - 7:38am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

 

Hour 1

6:00 – Mike called out JJ Watt for tweeting something dumb yesterday. If you’re going to call attention to yourself, fine, but don’t act like you don’t know what you’re doing.

6:18 – JJ Watt responded to Mike with snark, which proves Florio’s point. You can’t have it both ways, JJ.

6:35 – We read the scary details of a former NFL player getting detained by police after barricading himself in his car, pretending to shoot police, and flashing at knife at officers.

6:48 – More details are emerging about how Trent Dilfer ended up staying at ESPN.

 

Hour 2

7:00 –  Mike called out JJ Watt for tweeting something dumb yesterday. If you’re going to call attention to yourself, fine, but don’t act like you don’t know what you’re doing.

7:18 People at ESPN didn’t criticize Ship Bayless because they got crap for it from either Bayless or management, according to Ryen Russillo. .

7:35 – Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson talks about the NFC Championship loss, Tyrann Mathieu, and the TV the team taped last season.

7:48 – Bruce DeHaven says coaches need to change the perception of the kickoff before it goes away, but Mike thinks that ship has sailed. It’s too late for that.

 

Hour 3

8:00 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:18 – The Packers are changing their playcalling philosophy yet again, and Stats thinks it’s just another sign that Rodgers and McCarthy don’t mix.

8:35 – NFL Analyst Ross Tucker agrees that JJ Watt is an attention seeker, and thinks character should count for the Hall of Fame. How is OJ still there after killing two people?

8:48 – PFT PlanetWe take your calls, tweets and emails on anything NFL

Case Study: Lebron James vs Sidney Crosby. Why the hate?

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 1:02pm

Lebron James and Sidney Crosby were both crowned champions in 2016. Both players are the most polarizing in their sports as they receive just as much hate as they do love. Scott Seidenberg wants to know why the hate?

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Tue, 06/21/2016 - 8:00am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

 

Hour 1

(Note from Stats: Due to technical difficulties, today’s first hour only contains the 6:35 and 6:48 segments. Don’t worry, the other two weren’t that good anyway!)

 

6:00 – Cleveland is the center of the sports world – which is weird. Joe Haden says the Browns will feel less pressure now that the city has a title, which is BS, of course.

6:18 – The NFL is trying to talk with special teams coaches about tweaking kickoffs, but only because their new touchback rule could ultimately have the opposite effect that the league wanted.

6:35 – HBO Real Sports Correspondent Andrea Kremer did a long sit down interview with Bruce Arians, who surprised her with his candor. He also has a coffin shaped box that has crystal and colored lights in it, which he calls his “Chill Zone.”

6:48 – An Alabama offensive lineman is going to avoid criminal charges for drugs and weapons because the prosecutor doesn’t want to punish someone who was working hard “while the rest of us were in air conditioning.” What?

 

Hour 2

7:00 – Greg Hardy has changed his Twitter name and profile, seemingly to try and get back in the NFL. Mike wonders if maybe he has an agreement with a team already and is doing some preemptive PR work to rehabilitate his image.

7:18 There’s an update on the Al Jazeera HGH investigation, which is that there is no update.

7:35 – LeBron James wrote a message to his critics on his Instagram account, proving once again that while athletes claim they don’t see or hear what people are saying about them, they’re aware of all of it.

7:48 – The new Falcons stadium costs $1.5 billion dollars, and the team has asked for another $200 million in changes to the design.

 

Hour 3

8:00 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:18 – Trent Dilfer is staying at ESPN, but only because he couldn’t get a better offer elsewhere, and he likely took a big pay cut to do it.

8:35 – ProFootballTalk.com’s Darin Gantt speculates on whether Greg Hardy will get another job again in the NFL after trying to rehab his image on social media.

8:48 – Stephen A. Smith is tweeting back to people who pointed out that he said the Cavs had no chance to win the NBA Finals. Mike wonders how he can be so thin-skinned.

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Mon, 06/20/2016 - 7:17am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio

Monday, June 20, 2016

 

Hour 1

6:00 – Congrats to LeBron James and the Cavs on an historic Finals victory! LeBron wins the MVP, and he should have because he dominated everyone.

6:18 – Mike reacts to the OJ Simpson documentary that ESPN made. It was very well done, but the first parts dragged and showing the crime scene photos was a little over the top.

6:35 – Mike explains where the prosecutors went wrong in the OJ Simpson murder case, and how they bungled it so badly.    

6:48 – Mike explains how the prosecutors could have handled the case if they had done the proper preparation.

 

Hour 2

7:00 – Congrats to LeBron James and the Cavs on an historic Finals victory! Stats wants to know if we can stop feeling bad for Browns fans now that Cleveland has a title.

7:18 Mike explains the issues holding up the Von Miller deal, and how Miller could end up sitting out the entire 2016 season.

7:35 – Buffalo News Bills Insider Vic Carucci wrote a column insisting that the Bills should keep Rex Ryan employed even if he misses the playoffs again because his comments make the Bills relevant when they otherwise wouldn’t be noticed.

7:48 – Tony Romo’s fantasy football convention got cancelled again because the NFL allegedly interfered. The league is acting like a toddler who doesn’t want anyone else to play with his toys.

 

Hour 3

8:00 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:18 – Von Miller and Muhammad Wilkerson are the only two good players from the 2011 NFL Draft that haven’t gotten paid yet. Mike says that needs to change.

8:35 – ProFootballTalk.com’s MIchael David Smith argues with Florio whether teams should go for the two point conversion after every touchdown.

8:48 – Mike explains where the prosecutors went wrong in the OJ Simpson murder case, and how they bungled it so badly.  

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Fri, 06/17/2016 - 6:38am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio

Friday, June 17, 2016

Jon Stashower hosting for Florio

(Note: Podcasts hosted by anyone other than Mike Florio will now contain only football related topics. Florio returns Monday)

 

Hour 1

6:00 – LeBron James scores or assists on 25 straight Cavs baskets and Cleveland evens the NBA Finals at 3 games apiece. He leads both teams in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.

6:18 – Von Miller completely reverses field and tells Larry King Live that there’s no way he play under the franchise tag this year. We try and make sense of a crazy situation in Denver.

6:35 – We listen to the players and coaches after game 6 of the NBA Finals.  

6:48 – Cam Newton says he still hasn’t “climaxed” as a player. That may be true, but it will be hard to top last year’s 45 total TDs.

 

Hour 2

7:00 – LeBron James offers another otherworldly performance facing elimination in the NBA Finals. We wonder: Is he the Finals MVP even if Cleveland doesn’t win the title?

7:18 Stash wonders how the ratings in the NBA Finals compare to the NFL’s ratings. Once again, football proves it’s in a world by itself.

7:35 – 2004 World Series Champion Kevin Millar explains the mindset of the Red Sox when they overcame a 3-0 series deficit in the ALCS, and how that applies to the Warriors.

7:48 – We wonder if Steph Curry will get in trouble for his wife tweeting that the NBA is rigged.

 

Hour 3

8:00 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Stash’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:18 – Buffalo News Bills Insider Tyler Dunne tries to help us understand how Bills HC Rex Ryan could possibly think his team won the offseason, which Rex says they did.

8:35 – We listen to the key coaches and players from last night’s game 6 in the NBA Finals.

8:48 – Stash offers his thoughts on the Von Miller contract situation and what we’ve seen so far from the OJ Simpson documentary.   

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