27 September 2014

Fanatic Radio 9/26/14

Mike and Flo discuss Derek Jeter’s final days as a Yankee and a professional baseball player and preview the MLB Postseason on Fanatic Radio. Texas track sensation Myles Marshall is our Weekly Conversation as he describes his gold medal at the Youth Olympics in the 800m, his philosophy on staying at the top of his game and his motivation from his two US Olympic track and field parents. Also Gabriel Wittosch talks about tasting world championship gold in the unique sport of fly-fishing, traveling to Poland to compete among the best in the world and how diverse the fishing community really is.

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Play of the year already? This Jacoby Brissett TD pass against Florida State may just be

It's been a bit of a suprising afternoon in Raleigh with North Carolina State up 24-14 at the moment over the top-ranked team in the country, Florida State. No matter what happens the rest of the afternoon, we already have the play of the day and quite possibly the play of the year with this sensational touchdown pass by Wolfpack, and former Florida State, QB Jacoby Brissett. Let's go to the videotape.

2014 MLB Awards

With only a couple of days remaining in the 2014 MLB season and with all postseason berths virtually sewn up, let's hand out some hardware for the season that was. Here are my 2014 MLB Awards.

23 September 2014

2014 NFL Predictions: Week 4

When the Seahawks and the Broncos play in the Super Bowl, the game's a blowout. But when they play in week three, the game's a classic. Figure that.

While the games this week may lack the magnitude of a certain Super Bowl rematch, we have still got some fine matchups in Chicago, Baltimore, San Francisco and elsewhere. Here are my picks for the fourth week in the 2014 NFL season.

22 September 2014

2014 College Football Predictions: Week 5

Hey, who doesn't love a suspended player showing up in full pads anyway? College football is weird, and great. Here are my picks for the fifth week of the 2014 collegiate football season.

21 September 2014

2014 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 4

Gumbel in 1979
'Tis the fourth week of the NFL season already somehow and with that the NFL on CBS has regional, singleheader action. The games are Carolina-Baltimore, Buffalo-Houston, Tennessee-Indianapolis, Miami-Oakland in London and Jacksonville-San Diego. Continue reading for distribution splits and announcing assignments for CBS Sports this Sunday.

2014 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 4

Buck in 1995
'Tis the fourth week in the 2014 NFL season already. This week, the NFL on Fox has the doubleheader. In the early window, the games are Green Bay-Chicago, Detroit-New York, Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh. In the national window, the games are Philadelphia-San Francisco and Atlanta-Minnesota. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits for Fox Sports this week.

Breaking down the MLB postseason races with a week to go

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We have a week to go until the 2014 MLB season concludes and the MLB postseason kicking off. While the races this year have not been as crazy as some in years past as the Baseball Prospectus postseason odds show only have three teams in baseball outside the postseason with some semblance of a chance, there is still much to be decided in a short amount of time. Here's my look at the races down the stretch.

Fanatic Radio 9/19/14

Fanatic Radio is joined by a pair of youthful, rising stars in their fields: Brisa Hennessy, the U-18 U.S. Surfing National Champion talks about being the best in the country at 14, enjoying her love of the sport and the laid-back culture in her home state of Hawaii. Pro Mazda Champion, racer Spencer Pigot is our Weekly Conversation, as he explains his roots in motorsports, his recent crowned championship and his desire to climb the ranks of open wheel to race the Indianapolis 500. Also, the NFL's disastrous couple of weeks continues, the FIBA Basketball World Cup is recapped and we also look at the race to the MLB Postseason. 
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You can't beat this Andy Dalton touchdown reception

Who doesn't love those plays when the quarterback turns into a receiver? Well we had a brilliant execution of such a play in Cincinnati when Andy Dalton not only managed to hang onto a risky pass by Mohamed Sanu (no stranger to touchdown passes), but he also shed a Tennessee tackler en route to the end zone. You can't not love this. Let's go to the videotape.