Ian Casselberry from Awful Announcing is my guest this episode. Awful Announcing is a website that reports on the comings and goings in sports media and do so incredibly well. Ian also has his own podcast called The Podcass that is deep into pop culture and things that go with it.
We talk about whether or not sports will be or should be back anytime soon. What we think is probably going to surprise you, especially considering how sports would be a welcome distraction from the constant and unrelenting COVID-19 news conferences. We also talk about the rumored shakeup at ESPN Radio, Amazon’s new deal for streaming Thursday Night Football, and The Last Dance.
The wife has been bugging me to be on the podcast. Sooooooooooo…
I’m not sure if it ever came up before and I didn’t remember or if I just didn’t know, but I found out that Cal “Gameface” Lee is a Mets fan. Whodathunk? Before we get to hoops, Cal talks about how MLB has never known how to handle scandals in the past. Look at the Black Sox, Pete Rose, and steroids. Were any of those handled well? Now, look at the Astros’ sign-stealing. That might have been handled even worse!
Turning to the NBA, we get a French lesson from Cal in regards to Rudy Gobert. That said, we’re good with Rudy now. Donovan Mitchell might not be right now, but eventually. Give it time, people. Hopefully, scientists were able to get some helpful information about COVID-19 out of what happened in OKC that night.
How much time do NBA players need to get back into game shape? Cal has an estimate, but I don’t think time’s on their side. Plus, a question about James Dolan.
Check out Cal, along with his co-host Warren Shaw, on The Baseline NBA Podcast. They’re still doing shows, including their Saving The Last Dance editions. Listen where find podcasts are sold.
I initially had a strongly worded complaint for WordPress about being able to embed a player into the page here. Then, I pulled my head out of my ass and figured it out. PROGRESS!
My guest this episode is my friend Paul M. Banks. He has his own site at thesportsbank.net and is also writing for Sports Illustrated. His cat Otis also makes his opinions heard. Click the player that almost caused me to have a complete breakdown to listen. Also, subscribe by clicking the “Subscribe” in the menu bar and clicking the appropriate link for your favorite podcast aggregator.
That should be the question bombarding someone’s emails today. Sean Stires, one of the co-hosts of 96.1 WSBT‘s Sportsbeat was kind enough to ask Craig and myself to come on and talk some fantasy football and the Roster Doctors podcast (click the link!) and whatever else came up. In case you missed it, here it is.