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Under Center w Mark Malone 07-10-17

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 7:10pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Monday with the MLB exhibition teeing off! HR Derby tonight and All-Star game Tuesday has Mark asking what is holding back MLB’s star power with Bryce Harper and others commenting on the week ahead. Meanwhile the NBA off-season rears its ugly head in New York, where Marc Berman of the NY Post chronicles the weekend that wasn’t. David Griffin came and went without coming to terms to run the front office. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 06-23-17

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:42pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Friday with the NBA Draft in the rearview. Mark paints a picture on why the Boston Celtics held off on Jimmy Butler, because there could be a bigger fish out there. We look ahead to Summer leagues and the 2018 Draft, just a little bit too. Overall, Mark was nonplussed by the evening from the Barclays Center. Today’s podcast guests include Sam Vecenie of Sporting News and Bulls Insider Sean Highkin. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Kurt Helin

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:01pm

We’re covering the NBA Draft right here on NBC Sports Radio, and our own Kurt Helin, of NBC Sports Pro Basketball Talk joins Mark to recap his favorite picks of the NBA Draft, and his grade on the Jimmy Butler to Minnesota Timberwolves. Listen to the full interview below:

Mike Haynes

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:00pm

Pro Football Hall of Famer and ASU CB Mike Haynes joins Mark Malone as the two remember their former College Coach Frank Kush, who passed away at Age 88 in Phoenix, AZ. The two discuss their time with Coach, how he molded the two of them into Pro Football players and how he molded them into the men they are today. Unfortunate circumstances, but a great day to tell stories about Coach Kush. Listen to the full interview below:

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Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:18am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6:00 – Derek Carr is going to get paid very soon. What does this mean for the QB market at large?

6:18 – David Harris is in New England, which means the Patriots are still loading the cannon for another Super Bowl run next year.  

6:35 –  Devonta Freeman says he was supposed to be the Super Bowl MVP, and that the team didn’t use him enough in the second half of the game. Uh oh, Atlanta. You’ve got a Seahawks problem now.

6:48 – Could Ron Jaworski be the latest name at ESPN to be let go? Sounds like it.  

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Derek Carr is about to get paid, Greg Olsen wants to get paid, and David Harris is gunning for a ring with the Patriots.

7:18 – Question of the Day: What other teams have come into a year with ridiculous expectations like the Patriots?

7:35 – Boston Globe Patriots Writer Ben Volin tells us how the David Harris deal came to be, and whether any Patriots team has had higher expectations going into a season.

7:48 – Would You Rather – Stats asks Florio a series of this-or-that questions based on the headlines of the day.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Ryan O’Callaghan says the NFL would accept a gay player, Devonta Freeman says he should have been the Super Bowl MVP if Atlanta had used him in the 2nd half, Eli Manning’s fraud trial is delayed, and Dave Gettleman sets high expectations for his team.  

8:18 – We take your feedback and suggestions on our question of the day.

8:35 – With Derek Carr about to get paid, are the Raiders laying a foundation to be the AFC powerhouse when the Patriots’ run ends?

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Roger Goodell showed his face in Boston and lived to tell the tale!

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 06-21-17

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:32pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a HUMP Day Wednesday and with less than 24 hours before the NBA Draft, the rumor mill continues to fly. Before getting to our conversation with Oliver Maroney of The Dime Magazine, Mark tries to sort out the top of the NBA draft, and which of the Top 5 teams should be in win now mode. If the Lakers want Paul George they need to deal for him now, meanwhile when will the Boston Celtics finally unload their assets for a star player? Keep it locked on NBC Sports Radio. Listen to the full podcast below:

Xander Schauffele On The US Open, Rookie Season

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:30pm

It was great re-connecting with fellow San Diego native Xander Schauffele after first meeting the former Aztec at Torrey Pines in January. Following an impressive T5 finish at the US Open from Erin Hills, Xander tells Mark Malone how his Sunday served as a perfect Father’s Day present. Looking forward to the Travelers Championship this weekend from TPC River Highlands. Listen to the Full Interview below:

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Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:19am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6:00 – Mike talked to his sources and explains why you shouldn’t believe everything you hear about the Kirk Cousins contract negotiations.  

6:18 – Rod Wood says he has no issue making Matt Stafford the highest paid player in NFL history. Mike explains why that makes sense.

6:35 – We listen to Warren Sapp explain why he’s donating his brain to science, and how he struggles with memory issues even now.

6:48 – No team in the NFL has seen more action in Vegas on its under win total than the New York Jets.

7:00 – Barstool Sports’ & Former Colts Punter Pay McAfee **In Studio Until 9:00** What You Need to Know– Matt Stafford could end up as the highest paid football player ever, DeShone Kizer is closing the gap in Cleveland, and Justin Gilbert is suspended for a year.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Who has the best 1-2 WR combo in the league?

7:35 – Stats hits Florio and McAfee with rapid fire questions on some of the smaller stories happening right now.

7:48 – Florio and McAfee look at several players in a make-or-break season, including Dante Fowler in Jacksonville and Kevin White in Chicago.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  Warren Sapp is donating his brain to science, Jarvis Landy’s agent has set a contract deadline, and Sheldon Richardson strongly denies that the Jets are tanking.

8:18 – We take your feedback and suggestions on our question of the day.

8:35 – Rod Wood says he has no issue making Matt Stafford the highest paid player in NFL history. Mike explains why that makes sense.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Devonta Freeman tells the truth – last year’s Super Bowl loss will be on his mind this year, and likely every year of his career.

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 06-20-17

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:19pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Tuesday with more breaking news from the NBA. Our QB covers it all as the Lakers, Hornets and Hawks are wheeling and dealing ahead of the NBA Draft. Mark says the Cleveland Cavaliers should be in a frenzy to try to land Paul George before Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka makes him a Laker for the remainder of his career. Today’s Podcast guests include Bill Oram of OC Register on Lakers and Clippers plus our man Brian Geltzeiler of HoopsCritic.com and Sirius/XM NBA Radio. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Leigh Steinberg

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:18pm

Great to have the Super Agent Leigh Steinberg join us while the NFL takes a back seat to the NBA Draft that’s coming up. Fun to pick Leigh’s brain as he’s preparing for a series of camps around the country to help breed the future sports agent. Mark asks about a couple of Leigh’s clients, that Broncos and Chiefs fans will want to hear answers too. Listen to the full interview below:

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Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:59am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

6:00 – Rob Gronkowski racked up a $102,000 bill at a Connecticut casino, proving he’s just as good at partying as he is at football.

6:18 – Jerome Bettis says he felt taken advantage of by the NFL because they didn’t share enough concussion information.  

6:35 – Mike explains how a recent court ruling is good for fans of the name, “Redskins,” and why he doesn’t use the word.

6:48 – Can you sue if a team won’t let you wear certain gear at their games? We’re going to find out.

7:00 – Barstool Sports’ & Former Colts Punter Pay McAfee **In Studio Until 9:00** What You Need to Know–   Gronk racks up the 102k bill, and Jerome Bettis voices frustration with the NFL over concussions.

7:18 – Question of the Day: How would you improve the NFL Draft?

7:35 – Florio and McAfee draft the top players they’d like to see play out-of-position.

7:48 – Anquan Boldin says he isn’t worried about a new team, and that the offseason is more for younger players. Pat agrees with him.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  Big Ben says Martavis Bryant looks like a stud again, Jerome Bettis is upset over concussions, and Robert Kraft says the league is as safe as it has ever been.

8:18 – We take your feedback and suggestions on our out-of-position draft.

8:35 – Pro Football Talk’s Charean Williams tells us how Tony Romo helped ensure Dak had a smooth transition with one of the team’s biggest veterans, and what it will be like when Jerry Jones has to be around Jimmy Johnson at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We take your feedback on our question of the day.

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Mon, 06/19/2017 - 8:19am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Monday, June 19, 2017

 

6:00 – Eric Decker has signed with the Titans – will they finally be able to beat teams in their own division now?

6:18 – Dean Blandino says he wanted to eliminate overtime when he was working for the NFL, and he thinks it will lead to less ties.

6:35 – Ryan Shazier says the NFL should change the CBA so that guys that come into the league don’t have to wait five years to get a new contract. Boo hoo.

6:48 – Dean Blandino also says the relaxed celebration rules are for millennials. Mike disagrees.

7:00 – Barstool Sports’ & Former Colts Punter Pay McAfee **In Studio Until 9:00** What You Need to Know–  Eric Decker signs in Tennessee and Odell Beckham Jr. says he’s never been more ready for a season.

7:18 – Question of the Day: What trade would you like to see happen right now?

7:35 – Stats asks Florio and McAfee about some common minicamp cliches that we hear every year, and they tell us what they really mean.

7:48 – We listen to Dean Blandino with Colin Cowherd talking about celebration penalties and eliminating overtime.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  Did Washington hurt their negotiating position with Kirk Cousins by Doug Williams saying how badly he wanted to sign the quarterback?

8:18 – We take your feedback on our question of the day.

8:35 – We continue to put cliched answers from NFL players into our BS detector.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Matt Ryan says that Falcons are done thinking about the Super Bowl loss. We’ll find out if that’s true when adversity hits next year.

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Fri, 06/16/2017 - 8:03am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Friday, June 16, 2017

6:00 – Mike pulls back the curtain and take people behind the scenes of our interview with Jeremy Maclin. One of the best interviews we’ve ever done was minutes away from never happening.

6:18 – We listen to Pete Carroll try and sell us on his great relationship with Richard Sherman just a little too hard.  

6:35 – The Steelers have the Patriots on the brain. We listen to their defensive coordinator try to explain how to stop Tom Brady.

6:48 – Randy Moss says more dumb things about his career after being inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor.

7:00 – Former NFL Quarterback Chris Simms **In Studio Until 9:00** What You Need to Know–  The Jets are now saying there’s no leader in their QB competition, one day after calling Josh McCown the teacher of the kindergarten class.  

7:18 – Question of the Day: What’s the best rivalry in today’s NFL?

7:35 – Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Jeremy Maclin tells us how it ended in Kansas City, and he’s not happy about it.

7:48 – We react to Maclin’s discontent.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  The Steelers have the Patriots on the brain. We listen to their plan to stop him defensively. Also Cam trolled Christian McCaffery, which prompted a great story from Chris about when he was hazed.

8:18 – We take your feedback on our question of the day about the best rivalry in the NFL.

8:35 – Mike and Chris draft the best father/son combos in NFL history.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We listen to Jeremy Maclin explain how the Chiefs told him he was cut, and wonder why fans don’t care about how NFL players are treated.

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 06-15-17

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 6:49pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Thursday, with the NCAA dropping the hammer on Louisville Hoops and Head Coach Rick Pitino, marking the first time a National Championship will be vacated. Mark says a Pitino suspension isn’t enough and the school needs to react more strongly by firing him! Taking calls from Lousiville helped bring perspective to the topic. Today’s podcast guests include Oliver Maroney from The Dime Magazine to help close the NBA Finals and look forward to the NBA offseason. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

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Thu, 06/15/2017 - 9:05am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6:00 – Richard Sherman met the media for the first time since last year, and he already said some things we disagree with.

6:18 –  The more the Colts talk about Andrew Luck, the worse his situation seems to get. Rob Chudzinski is the latest to open up, and it doesn’t look good.

6:35 – Randy Moss made some weird statements after getting into the Vikings Ring of Honor, and Adrian Peterson said some things that made Mike think he still isn’t ready to give up the #1 job.

6:48 – The Jaguars are hiring Chris Snee to be a scout, and they’re making a really big deal about it. Mike wonders if Snee would have gotten the job if his father-in-law wasn’t in charge of the Jaguars.  

7:00 – What You Need to Know–  Eric Decker left Tennessee without a contract, Matt Forte says the Jets aren’t tanking, Kyle Shanahan expects Reuben Foster to play this year, and Ndamukong Suh says he thinks about being enshrined in Canton.

7:18 – Buffalo Bills Quarterback Tyrod Taylor says things are more exciting coming to work this year, the offense is primed to make big plays, and he isn’t worried about not signing Jeremy Maclin.

7:35 – Former NFL DE Jared Allen tells us what happened in some of the locker rooms he played in that he hadn’t mentioned publicly before.

7:48 –Question of the Day: Who will be the Comeback Player of the Year?

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  Richard Sherman claims he never asked for a trade, and DeAndre Hopkins says Tom Savage deserves to be the starting quarterback this year.

8:18 – Minnesota Vikings Guard Alex Boone disputes Richard Sherman’s idea that all QBs are coddled, and tells us how his own team’s quarterbacks are looking at minicamp.

8:35 – Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips tells us how he wrote his new book, and how he plans on helping his new team’s defense this year.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Kirk Cousins was playing golf with Donald Trump, and Matt Stafford says he isn’t sweating other QBs getting big contracts.

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 06-14-17

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 7:04pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a HUMP DAY Wednesday, and we welcome in NBA Champion David West of the Golden State Warriors. Before chatting with Mr West, Mark reflects on LeBron James’s “Super-Team” comments and politely disagrees. Also chat with Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore following his conversation with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

David West

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 7:03pm

On the heels of winning his first ever NBA Championship at 36 years young, David West joined Mark Malone to discuss how the last two seasons were in San Antonio then Golden State, share the emotions he had when he went face to face with Tristan Thompson, and tell us what’s next for the offseason. Congratulations in order for David West and the Golden State Warriors. Listen to the full interview below:

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Wed, 06/14/2017 - 8:10am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6:00 – Odell Beckham Jr. finally spoke yesterday. Mike had some issues with what he had to say.

6:18 – Andrew Luck and Chuck Pagano are saying disturbing things about his rehab from offseason shoulder surgery. Should Colts fans be worried?

6:35 – Mike updates some QB situations around the league, including Cleveland, Houston, and the Jets.

6:48 – Michael Irvin and his lawyer held a press conference yesterday, and Mike thinks they made several mistakes that could be trouble for Irvin in the future.

7:00 – Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famer Brian Westbrook **In Studio Until 9:00** What You Need to Know- Odell Beckham Jr. spoke about his contract, Mike Tomlin addressed Le’Veon Bell’s absence and Andrew Luck claims to not be worried about his rehab.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Who is most likely to be named Rookie of the Year? Mike and Brian make their selections, draft style.

7:35 – Lots of news coming from Panthers minicamp, including the possible return to form of Luke Kuechly, who was lost to a concussion for most of the year last year.

7:48 –  Chicago Bears Quarterback Mike Glennon tells us how he plans to approach his relationship with 2nd overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky, and what to expect from WR Kevin White.

8:00 – What You Need to Know-  Ryan Tannehill likes the simple strategy given to him by Adam Gase this year, Tom Savage is getting praised in Houston and Earl Thomas thought his career was over last year after breaking his leg.

8:18 – Mike and Brian finish their draft of potential rookie of the year candidates.

8:35 – Los Angeles Chargers Defensive End Joey Bosa tells us how much the move to LA has changed things for him, and how fearfully the coaches and QBs react when he gets close to them during practice at minicamp.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Brian and Mike revisit Florio’s comments from the radio hour about Ryan Tannehill closing the gap between he and Andrew Luck.

 

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 06-13-17

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 7:24pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Tuesday following the Golden State Warriors 2nd Championship in 3 years! Mark marvels at the MVP performance from Kevin Durant and spells trouble for LeBron James and the rest of the NBA for years to come. We chat with The Vertical’s Michael Lee and ask why all the hate for Kevin Durant? Keep it locked right here on NBC Sports Radio. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

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Tue, 06/13/2017 - 8:48am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6:00 – Jeremy Maclin has signed with the Ravens, Eric Decker may follow suit, and Washington is restructuring their front office amidst a cloud of secrecy.

6:18 – Jim Harbaugh is still publicly defending his old QB, Colin Kaepernick.

6:35 – A lawyer says he may file suit against the Raiders for leaving Oakland.

6:48 – The Falcons may retire Roddy White and Michael Vick’s numbers. Should they?

7:00 – What You Need to Know- Jeremy Maclin has signed with the Ravens, Eric Decker may follow suit, and Washington is restructuring their front office amidst a cloud of secrecy.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Who had the most dominating playoff run in NFL history?

7:35 – We wonder if a team of the remaining free agents could beat the Jets or the Browns.

7:48 – 1010XL Jaguars Today Host Mike Dempsey explains how the team’s offense will be totally different with Leonard Fournette in the fold.

8:00 – What You Need to Know- Cam Newton still isn’t ready to throw yet, the Eagles see Carson Wentz as a work in progress, and the Packers excuse 16 players from minicamp.

8:18 – Newsday NFL Writer Bob Glauber tells us the status of the relationship between Odell Backham Jr. and the Giants. Also, we take your responses to our question of the day.

8:35 – WTHR Colts Insider Bob Kravitz says he likes owner Jim Irsay talking a big game for the team because it’s different from the boring clichés that other owners give you.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Tom Brady’s father says he would have no idea if his son had a concussion. Also, the NBA’s Warriors have unanimously decided not to go to the White House.

 

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