Spain and Fitz
Weeknights on ESPN Radio, Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz take you through the night's action and dive into the big sports topics, with guests that are in the know... Spain & Fitz, airing live 7-9PM eastern. Those conversations and some unique podcast content can be found here in each night's episode of the Spain & Fitz podcast.
Hour 2: Judge Watch : 9/28/22
Tuesdays with Barnwell continue on Spain & Fitz as Bill joins to discuss NFL news, Patience or Panic for sub-.500 NFL teams and Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz on NFL Week 3. Plus, Aaron Judge HR watch continues!
Hour 1: Turf Monster: 9/28/22
Spain and Fitz react to MNF - injuries, sacks & a big Dallas win - plus awkward media days for the Nets, Suns & Celtics and some shocking quotes from Deandre Ayton. Bobby Marks joins to talk all the hot NBA goss and share which teams are primed for success this season.
Hour 2: Playing Through Pain : 9/27/22
Spain & Fitz get set for Monday Night Football between the Giants and the Cowboys by talking with ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan and Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Cowboys writer Clarence Hill Jr. They also talk about Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert playing through pain and if that was the right decision before going through some Good Take/Hot Take and more.
Hour 1: A Crazy Sunday : 9/27/22
Spain & Fitz react to some of the surprising finishes across the NFL before allowing Fitz to "Throw a Fitz" over his beloved Raiders. They also talk with ESPN Senior NFL Reporter Jeremy Fowler before recapping their picks and more.
Hour 2: Philly Resident : 9/22/22
Sarah and Jason chat with Jake Trotter and Brooke Pryor ahead of the TNF game between the Browns and Steelers before reacting to Ben Simmons' comments on JJ Redick's podcast and more.
Hour 1: AFC North Showdown : 9/22/22
Sarah and Jason get you set for a Thursday Night Football game featuring the Browns and Steelers before discussing the situation involving Boston Celtics HC Ime Udoka. They also chat with host of "The Pile On" and SNL alum Taran Killam before going through Quickies and more.
Hour 2: Betting on Yourself : 9/21/22
Spain & Fitz talk with Brian Windhorst who has the latest on Robert Sarver, Week 3's top NFL match-ups & the legendary Bernie Williams on his work with Tune In To Lung Health and Aaron Judge's HR heroics.
Hour 1: Change in Arizona : 9/21/22
Spain and Fitz talk about Robert Sarver announcing he'll sell the Suns and Mercury, discuss NFL teams looking to turn the page in Week 3, chat NFL news with Yahoo! Sports' Charles McDonald & Quickies covers Jerry Jones, Dearica Hamby & Aaron Judge.
Hour 2: NFL Questions and Answers: 9/20/22
Spain & Fitz speak with Bill Barnwell who speaks on the Titans, Eagles, Bills and more, two weeks in we've got NFL Questions & Answers, plus we check in on the Aces Championship parade and more.
Hour 1: Throwing a Fitz: 9/20/22
Spain and Fitz discuss whether we watched two Super Bowl contenders on Monday night and ask whether it's Patience or Panic time for the NFL's 0-2 teams. Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders joins the show to react to NFL Week 2, plus Spain throws a Fitz over people's reactions to Justin Fields.
Hour 2: Fitz's Bits: 9/19/22
Spain & Fitz continue to look at Monday Night Football before playing Good Take Hot Take and a Vikings/Eagles preview with Tim McManus and the Star Tribune's Ben Goessling.
Hour 1: MNF Doubleheader: 9/19/22
Aces win! Raiders lose! Jason Fitz works through it all on a bittersweet Monday. Spain and Fitz talk up the two Monday Night Football games, discuss the wildest wins of the weekend & bring on Jeremy Fowler to chat the biggest NFL stories. Plus which teams might have QB Buyer's Remorse.
Hour 2: Week 2 Preview: 9/16/22
Spain and Fitz give you One To Watch for the CFB & NFL weekend. Plus, Mina Kimes on Herbert and the NFL Week 2 match-ups, Five Pick Friday, Bomani Jones talks Robert Sarver and Spain and Fitz look ahead to Game 4 of Aces/Sun
Hour 1: Through the Ringer: 9/16/22
Spain and Fitz recap WNBA Finals game 3, Thursday Night Football & Justin Herbert's injury, discuss the latest Robert Sarver updates, talk NFL Week 2 with The Ringer's Kevin Clark
Hour 2: Graced by a Legend: 9/15/22
Spain & Fitz are joined by Lindsey Thiry who chats Chargers, Quickies covers tennis, football and a record-breaking auction item, plus a post-retirement chat with the legendary Sue Bird, who also breaks down the WNBA Finals match-up ahead of Game 3.
Hour 1: Thursday Night Football: 9/15/22
Jason Fitz is LIVE from enemy territory -- the Connecticut Sun arena -- ahead of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Spain and Fitz preview a HUGE TNF match-up between the Chargers and Chiefs, talk tech innovations that made us feel old & discuss two NFL teams that had us fooled in Week 1.
Hour 2: Historic Run : 9/14/22
Spain and Fitz offer up an MLB moral conundrum and Jeff Passan joins to talk La Russa, Judge and the Dodgers. Spain and Fitz continue their discussion of Brett Favre and look ahead to Week 2 in the NFL, Kevin Pelton joins to break down the WNBA Finals and Spain and Fitz discuss LeBron's reaction to the Sarver punishment.
Hour 1: Turn The Page: 9/14/22
Spain and Fitz react to Adam Silver's statements on Robert Sarver, discuss which NFL teams wanna Turn The Page on Week One and talk about last night's Aces win. Harry Douglas also joins to chat NFL news and more.
Hour 2: Byte Me: 9/13/22
Spain and Fitz speak with Bill Barnwell as he starts his Tuesday Night residency with some NFL Week One takeaways. Plus, Byte Me features the best NFL sound, Spain and Fitz rant on some timely topics in the new segment "Throws a Fitz," and a preview of WNBA Game 2.
Hour 1: Admit Your Mistakes: 9/13/22
Spain and Fitz react to the end of the Broncos/Seahawks game, talk Dak not going on the IR and discuss the NBA's punishment of Suns owner Robert Sarver. Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz chats NFL parity and Week One wins and losses and Quickies covers Parsons v. Fournette, TJ Watt news and QBs who skipped the preseason.
Hour 2: Victory Monday! (For one of us): 9/12/22
Spain & Fitz talk with Jeff Legwold and Seattle Sports Station's Mike Salk preview Broncos-Seahawks, Quickies covers CFB, WNBA and MLB and Week One Overreaction Monday means TWO segments of Good Take, Hot Take and a little Sunday Funday recap.
Hour 1: Saw It Coming: 9/12/22
Spain & Fitz are pumped after a weekend full of football. They break down all of the action in the NFL and debate if they saw certain things coming or they were a surprise. They debate their ESPN Radio Pick/Em's before talking with ESPN NFL Insider Jeremy Fowler, going through Quickies and more.
Hour 2: Super Bowl Predictions: 9/9/22
Spain and Fitz react to last night's TNF game and finish their divisional predictions with the AFC South and AFC West,. Plus, NFL bets and fantasy with Eric Moody, Kaylee Hartung on joining the TNF crew, Spain and Fitz make their ESPN Radio Pick 'Em Challenge picks and announce their Wild Card and Super Bowl predictions.
Hour 1: NFL Reaction : 9/9/22
Spain and Fitz react to last night's TNF game, finish their divisional predictions with the AFC South and AFC West, talk College Football with Bill Connelly & Quickies covers Sky/Sun, WNBA ratings, MLB rule changes & Lamar Jackson.
Hour 2: NFL Preview: 9/8/22
Spain and Fitz break down the NFL Opener between the Rams and Bills and the lofty expectations for both teams with ESPN 710 LA's Allen Sliwa and WGR 550's Sal Capaccio, continue their division predictions with the NFC West & AFC East and play a little NFL Big Deal or No Deal. The duo discuss the Sun v. Sky elimination Game 5, talk to Brady Henderson about his Russell Wilson/Seahawks reporting and decide whether or not a lack of a contract would affect how Lamar Jackson plays this season.
Hour 1: FOOTBALL: 9/8/22
Spain and Fitz break down the NFL Opener between the Rams and Bills and the lofty expectations for both teams with ESPN 710 LA's Allen Sliwa and WGR 550's Sal Capaccio, continue their division predictions with the NFC West & AFC East and play a little NFL Big Deal or No Deal. The duo discuss the Sun v. Sky elimination Game 5, talk to Brady Henderson about his Russell Wilson/Seahawks reporting and decide whether or not a lack of a contract would affect how Lamar Jackson plays this season.
Hour 2: Jets QB Trouble: 9/7/22
Spain and Fitz break down the NFC East & NFC North, plus Rich Cimini on the Jets & NFL talk with The Athletic's Jeff Howe. And some funny college football clips top the latest edition of "Byte Me" and more.
Hour 1: A Legend Calls It Quits: 9/7/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the latest Zach Wilson news, A'Ja's MVP win & Sue Bird's goodbye, plus a little NFL Good Take, Hot Take. Meadowlark Media's Kate Fagan plays therapist as fans deal with big-name retirements of Serena, Sue & more
Hour 2: NFL Preview: 9/6/22
Spain and Fitz kick off their division previews with the NFC South and AFC North, The Athletic's Robert Mays talks NFL news of the day and Spain discusses the Bears' Arlington Heights plans and shares the highlights of her European adventures and more.
Hour 1: WE'RE BACK: 9/6/22
Spain and Fitz talk "clerical errors," a new favorite in the NFC East and two big Game 4s in the WNBA. Mike Voepel joins to break down the Sky/Sun and Aces/Storm series, The Ringer's Kevin Clark chats about his profile on Packers coach Matt LaFleur and Fitz shares some seriously spicy family gossip and more.
Hour 2: MORE College Expansion (with some MLB and Serena): 9/2/22
Fitz and Courtney continue to talk about the future of college football after the news of expansion with Ian Fitzsimmons. They also visit with Jesse Rogers for the latest around the diamond.
Hour 1: College Football Expansion: 9/2/22
Fitz and Courtney Cronin (in for Sarah) spend the hour breaking down the bombshell that the CFP will expand to 12 teams with each other as well as with Adam Rittenberg
Hour 2: WOJ BOMB: 9/1/22
Woj joins the show to help breakdown the WOJ BOMB that had Donovan Mitchell getting traded to Cleveland. Also, we get the Cavs perspective of the trade when Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com joins the show!
Hour 1: Spida-Mitchell to Cleveland!: 9/1/22
Fitz is joined by Courtney Cronin to help dissect the WOJ BOMB that sent Donovan Mitchell to Cleveland! Also, Russell Wilson just got P.A.I.D.!
Hour 2: Good Take/Hot Take: 8/31/22
The Solo Fitz show rolls on! He updates Serena Williams in her second round match before gets everyone set for the college football slate using some betting angles. He also continues to break down the Raiders and Cowboys before going through Quickies and more.
Hour 1: How Bout Them Cowboys : 8/31/22
Solo Fitz! He starts the show talking about Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. He's not sure why the Cowboys are still the betting favorite to win the NFC East. Fitz also delves into the idea that patience is dead in the NFL before talking with ESPN WBB reporter Alexa Philippou and wondering if Jon Gruden should get another chance at coaching.
These Twitter Streets: 8/30/22
Drew Carter and Jordan Raanan filling in. They talk with ESPN NFL Reporter Dianna Russini about cut-down day and more in the NFL before talking about Lamar Jackson's contract situation. They also play Good Take/Hot Take and go through Quickies...
Cut-Down Day : 8/30/22
Drew Carter and Jordan Raanan filling in tonight. They discuss the latest moves made on cut-down in the NFL before talking about Serena Williams winning her opening round match at the US Open. They also talk PGA vs LIV with ESPN Senior Writer Mark Schlabach and much more.
Top 5 Preseason Observations : 8/29/22
Jason Fitz continues to react to the news that Jimmy G will remain in San Francisco before giving his top 5 NFL preseason observations, talking with ESPN NFL Writer Bill Barnwell and wrapping up the show with your calls and more.
Jimmy G is Back : 8/29/22
Solo Fitz tonight! He reacts to the news that Jimmy G is going to say in San Francisco and believes it's the best possible move for the Niners. He speaks with ESPN Writer Bill Connelly about Scott Frost and the Nebraska Cornhuskers before telling everyone why he is down on Tom Brady in Tampa Bay and Bill Belichick in New England.
Week 0 in Dublin: 8/26/22
Michael Rothstein and Jordan Raanan fill in for Sarah and Jason to talk NFL preseason as well as week 0 in college football with Brian Christopherson (24/7 Sports for Nebraska), Jordan Bernfield (Chicago sports for WGN) and then the man himself Jason Fitz!
Hour 2: NFL Training Camp Whiparound: 8/25/22
Courtney Cronin & Kris Budden in for Jason Fitz and Sarah Spain tonight. They talk with ESPN NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks about Chet Holmgren, Patrick Beverley and more before going around the NFL with a training camp whiparound, talking with ESPN Giants Reporter Jordan Raanan and more.
Hour 1: Anchor Down : 8/25/22
Kris Budden and Courtney Cronin in for Sarah and Jason. They talk about the devastating news that Tyron Smith will miss extended time for the Cowboys before breaking down the ugly brawl between the Bengals and Rams, the injury that will sideline Chet Holmgren for the entire NBA season and much more.
Hour 2: Is a Decline Coming? : 8/24/22
Kris Budden and Marcel Louis-Jacques are filling in for Sarah and Jason. They talk with ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney about all of the top MLB storylines before looking at some NFL teams that might take a dip in 2022. They finally go around the NFL for a training camp whip around, go through Quickies and much more.
Hour 1: Expectations in Big D: 8/24/22
Kris Budden and Marcel Louis-Jacques filling in for Sarah and Jason. They talk about expectations in Dallas for the Cowboys with Newy Scruggs of NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth before talking about the concern surrounding Chet Holmgren and his foot. Should NBA players be playing in all of these Pro-Am's? They also go through an NFL edition of Right or Wrong and much more.
Hour 2: KD Is Staying : 8/23/22
Matt Jones and Myron Medcalf filling in. They break down Kevin Durant remaining with the Nets and which NFL teams will improve their record in 2022 before talking with ESPN NFL Analyst Tim Hasselbeck and more. They also continue to take your calls.
Hour 1: Iowa Is Angry : 8/23/22
Matt Jones and Myron Medcalf filling in tonight. They talk about Kevin Durant rescinding his trade request with the Brooklyn Nets before Matt makes people from Iowa very angry. They begin to call in to fight him. Alex Schiffer, Nets beat writer from The Athletic joins the show to report on KD before Matt and Myron go across the NFL with a Training Camp Whiparound.
Brady and Baker: 8/22/22
Matt Jones and Myron Medcalf fill in for Sarah and Jason. They react to Tom Brady's much-anticipated return to Buccaneers camp. Greg Auman, Buccaneers Reporter for The Athletic speculates on where Brady might have been and breaks down the status of his offensive line. Baker Mayfield has also officially been named the starter, so David Newton, ESPN NFL Nation Panthers Reporter, explains why Mayfield is an upgrade over Sam Darnold. Plus, Jordan Raanan, ESPN NFL Nation Giants Reporter breaks down the hit that injured Kayvon Thibodeaux and Matt and Myron detail where Bronny James should go to college.
Super Bowl 38 Rematch: Preseason Style: 8/19/22
Fitz is joined by Courtney Cronin as the two talk about the showdown in Foxborough between Mac Jones and...PJ Walker...oof. They then welcome in Katherine Terrell, ESPN NFL Saints Reporter and Matt Schneidman, Packers Beat Writer for The Athletic before switching gears to the world of college football where they react to the new Big Ten media deal. They then open up the second hour diving into the Panther's QB situation before recapping last night's game between the Bears and Seahawks with Courtney giving the inside scoop on Chicago, Sarah Barshop, ESPN NFL Reporter for the Rams then joins the show before Jason and Courtney wrap things up reacting to two theme songs: one good and one bad.
The Decision : 8/18/22
Solo Fitz! He breaks down the Deshaun Watson ruling with USA Today's Nancy Armour before breaking down the changing landscape of college football with ESPN CFB Senior writer Adam Rittenberg. He also previews Bears/Seahawks with ESPN Seahawks reporter Brady Henderson and tells a crazy story that truly belongs in a Netflix documentary.
The Good and Bad of Training Camp: 8/17/22
Spain and Marcel Louis-Jacques talk about LeBron & Derwin James securing the bag and NBA v NFL on Christmas, plus the start of the WNBA Playoffs with Kevin Pelton. The Athletic's Mike Sando on Aaaron Rodgers, Seahawks camp and more, Spain and Marcel talk Jimmy G rumors and Dolphins QB news, plus Lindsey Thiry on the biggest news out of Chargers camp. And...the best sports promotions and giveaways from our childhood and listener predictions sure to go wrong as Spain heads out on vacation.
Spicy Week One: 8/16/22
Jordan Raanan in for Fitz. They talk about Zach Wilson's surgery and what could be a spicy Week One in the NFL, plus MLB Quickies, SNY's Connor Hughes on Jets & Giants and Quickies on Giannis, Breanna Stewart, NBA news and more. Plus, a Nod to the Pod featuring Nick Offerman, Xavier Scruggs on MLB news, NFL Good Take Hot Take and "Ask Jordan!"
The NeverEnding Story: 8/15/22
Spain and Fitz talk NFL Preseason Overreactions, bad luck for the Jets and childhood movie moments that made you cry. The Athletic's Lyndsey D'Arcangelo joins to chat about the first round match-ups for the WNBA playoffs, Spain and Fitz play NFL Good Take Hot Take and talk about the complicated nature of kids sports, NIL contracts and societal shifts, plus Blogging the Boys' RJ Ochoa discusses the Cowboys.
Trouble in San Diego : 8/12/22
Spain and Courtney Cronin talk about the breaking Fernando Tatis Jr. news, discuss Deshaun Watson speaking ahead of his first football action in a year-plus and break down the exhibition games in the NFL. Quickies covers Sylvia Fowles' last WNBA game and Kirk Cousins, Nick Wagoner previews the Niners-Packers preseason match-up and Byte Me highlights the best NFL sound. Plus, Mike Reiss joins to talk Patriots, Jeremy Fowler discusses the latest NFL news and the show closes with a round of "Ask Courtney"
If You Build It...: 8/10/22
Spain and Jeff Thurn talk Tom Brady's absence from Bucs camp, the NFL's slate of preseason games and chat about the Field of Dreams game with Jesse Rogers. Plus, Jeff's years-long attempt to get Stugotz to Sioux Falls and the NBA honoring Bill Russell. Seth Wickersham joins to talk his profile on Sean McVay, Alexa Phillippou discusses the WNBA playoff race as the regular season comes to an end and listeners share the former MLB player they'd like to see step out of the corn into the Field of Dreams game.
Preseason Football is Here: 8/10/22
Spain and Kris Budden talk about the latest Deshaun Watson news and discuss whether the NFL's ruling will come down before Friday's game, plus Mac Jones addresses concerns with the Pats offense & BostonSportsJournal.com's Greg Bedard joins to give his take. Quickies covers LIV, Serena & more, Jordan Raanan talks Giants ahead of their preseason opener, Spain and Budden chat other NFL camp stories and The Athletic's Alex Schiffer gives the latest on the Nets drama. Plus: Kelly Olynk inspires a conversation about bold wedding choices.
A Legend Calls It Quits: 8/9/22
Kris Budden & Turron Davenport are in for Sarah and Jason and they discuss Roger Goodell speaking on Deshaun Watson, Serena Williams focusing on her post-career life and welcome in ESPN Tennis Analyst Rennae Stubbs, Courtney Cronin and more.
The Nets = Drama: 8/8/22
Spain and Marcel Louis-Jacques talk about Kevin Durant's demands and WNBA Quickies covers Sabrina's record, Sue's farewell & more. Charles McDonald joins to talk NFL news, Spain and Marcel chat NFL Boo-Boos & Beefs, and Joon Lee hops on to chat about the latest baseball news. The Nets drama continues with a Joe Tsai tweet and a Ben Simmons bomb, Bill Barnwell talks Achilles heels for each Super Bowl contender and Deebo gets deep on Twitter.
Worst First Date Foods: 8/5/22
Spain and Courtney Cronin react to the Hall of Fame game and Mark Davis eating wings in a white suit, play a game of NFL Big Deal or No Deal and check in on LA's injured stars with the LA Times' Bill Plaschke. Then... Superhole? Pogopalooza? Sarah gives Courtney a surprise pop quiz. Marcel Louis-Jacques joins to talk Dolphins drama, Spain and Cronin discuss how the Browns will handle Deshaun Watson in the preseason, 98.7 FM Arizona's Luke Lapinski talks Kyler v. Kliff and listeners share their worst first date foods.
The NFL is back tonight: 8/4/22
Spain talks to The Athletic's Vic Tafur about the Raiders and Mike DiRocco about the Jags ahead of the Hall of Fame game. Jake Trotter joins to share the latest on the Watson appeal & Roger Goodell's designee, while TJ Quinn updates Spain on the Brittney Griner case. Black Rosie Media's Erica Ayala talks the WNBA playoff race and listeners share the thing they promised to get done in the NFL offseason that they just haven't gotten around to yet.
The Decision : 8/4/22
Spain and Courtney Cronin talk about the NFL's decision to appeal Deshaun Watson's suspension with Dan Graziano and chat with Tim Kurkjian and Dodgers great Steve Garvey about the passing of the great Vin Scully. Plus: Quickies covers Zach Wilson's social media boycott and Nick Saban's "rebuilding" year, Mechelle Voepel joins to discuss Paige Bueckers' ACL tear and Aaaron Rodgers talks self love in an NFL edition of Byte Me.
Freakin' Serpentine Spider of Death Praying Mantis : 8/2/22
Spain and Courtney Cronin react to the Juan Soto trade and the Dolphins' tampering punishment, continue to discuss the Deshaun Watson ruling and talk to Rams LB Bobby Wagner about being in camp with a new team after spending his career in Seattle. NFL Quickies covers Tim Patrick, the Cowboys' depth issues and Jacoby Brissett, Buster Olney joins to break down all the moves at the MLB trade deadline, Damien Woody joins to discuss the big NFL news of the day and a Dan Campbell quote and Jeannie Buss Twitter hacking close out the show.
Deshaun Watson Ruling: 8/1/22
Spain and Turron Davenport talk about the Deshaun Watson ruling, the flaws in the NFL's new investigative process and whether the league will appeal. USA Today columnist Nancy Armour joins to discuss. Then, Celtics great Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell joins to remember his friend, the legendary Bill Russell. Spain and Davenport chat about England winning EURO '22, action at the MLB trade deadline and folks like your dentist that you don't want to piss off before an appointment. Jason Fitz joins to talk about the Watson ruling and David Dennis Jr. shares his thoughts on Watson's teammates and staff being expected to work with him without complaint.
Byte Me On a FriYAY: 7/29/22
Spain and Courtney Cronin talk MLB News, Zion's contract clause, Patrick Mahomes on criticism of Black QBs & chat with Jason Reid about his book "Rise of the Black QB." Quickies covers Taurasi, Bird and Robb/ie/y Anderson, The Athletic's Meg Linehan chats NWSL second half and Spain and Cronin talk LIV Golf. Plus Arizona Sports 98.7's Luke Lapinski on the reaction to Kyler Murray's contract clause and Spain and Cronin react to camp sound.
New Money: 7/28/22
Spain and Courtney Cronin talk DK Metcalf's new deal, Kyler's presser & how this week's LIV Tour event hits close to home. Jenna Laine joins to share the latest from Bucs camp & NFL Quickies includes a memorable anniversary. Plus, NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth's Newy Scruggs talks expectations for the Cowboys, an update on Brittney Griner, Courtney shares tales from Bears camp, Tim Kurkjian on the upcoming MLB trade deadline and listeners share the coldest hot takes of all time.
Cardinals fan, Ketchup Lover & Crazy Cat Lady: 7/27/22
Fitz reveals the bet results (sorry, Spain!) and the duo talk their Top 5 NFL Camp stories, plus give the latest on Brittney Griner. Bill Barnwell joines to share which NFL coaches and players are under the most pressure, Jeff Passan talks Mike Trout's injury and MLB's 2nd Half, Spain and Fitz do a little NFL Good Take, Hot Take, talk Big Ten football with Chris Low and break down the performances of the Golics in a Notre Dame video.
A Good Old Fashioned Bet : 7/26/22
It's Commissioner's Cup time and Spain and Fitz are putting their avis -- and their bodies -- on the line for their teams. Terrika Foster joins to discuss the in-season tourney match-up between the Sky and the Aces. The duo talk Julio to the Bucs, a lack of Deshaun news and a weird Jimmy G update, do a Nod to the Pod on the return of the Tour de France for women and close out Two-a-Days talking the Bengals and welcoming Sarah Barshop to talk Rams.
The Homework Clause : 7/25/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the unique details of Kyler Murray's contract, more Lamar Jackson slander from an anonymous source and discuss the chances of Durant going to Boston with NBC Sports Boston's Chris Forsberg. Plus Quickies, Two-a-Days with WGR 550's Sal Capaccio on the Bills and Adam Teicher on the Chiefs, a Fitz rant on CFB, the one piece of sports memorabilia you'd spend your millions on and more.
Solo Spain on a FriYay: 7/22/22
Spain talks Kyler Murray's contract & Lamar Jackson's future, chats MLB's 2nd half with Joon Lee and does Two-a-Days on the Bucs with WDAE's Ronnie Lane & the Niners with Nick Wagoner. Plus The Ringer's Kevin Clark on QB contracts, NYC housing costs and more, a moment to honor Tim Kurkjian ahead of his Cooperstown induction & Quickies covers Taurasi v. Bird one last time, the Rams Super Bowl rings & more.
The Bag: 7/21/22
Kyler Murray gets the bag, is Lamar Jackson next? The ESPY Awards' powerful Title IX segment & how it relates to larger coverage of women's sports and Aliyah Boston's complaint. Kirby Smart's extension, Two-a-Days with Jason Wilde on the Packer and Buck Reising on the Titans, plus Bill Barnwell talks the NFL's best playmakers. And: Mayo in your coffee, Ranch dressing, traditions you'd like to see ended & more!
Technical Difficulties, Man : 7/20/22
Spain and Fitz and the team in Bristol power through some technical difficulties to bring you Jimmy G & the Niners talk, a conversation about Jimmy V Day with former NFL coach Chuck Pagano and Two-A-Days with Brooke Pryor talking Steelers and Josh Weinfuss talking Cardinals. Plus, the ESPY Awards, The Fanatic's Devon Givens on James Harden's new deal & more!
Power Hour! : 7/18/22
Spain and Fitz talk MLB All-Star headlines--Contreras brotherly love, Kershaw getting the start and HR Derby faves, plus Two-A-Days covers Fitz's Raiders and the Patriots -- Field Yates joins to chat Belichick & co. Plus, Leonard Fournette bucks a trend, a HR derby to decide a tie & more.
Music Video Superstar: 7/15/22
Jason Fitz is a video vixen! He and Spain talk about his cameo in Walker Hayes' new music video and Spain's history in music videos. The Texans settle with Watson's accusers, the Knicks & Jazz play a game of chicken and Bally Sports' Scoop B Robinson joins to talk the landing spot for KD and Kyrie. Plus, NFL Two-a-Days continue with NFL Network's Cam Wolfe on the Dolphins & Chargers Weekly's Chris Hayre on the Chargers.
Taking it to the max: 7/14/22
Spain and Fitz talk the pickle the Pacers put the Suns in with the DeAndre Ayton offer sheet, get into MLB news with Jesse Rogers, talk WNBA with The Athletic's Lindsey D'Arcangelo and continue Two-a-Days with Mike Wells on the Colts & The Athletic's Katherine Terrell on the Saints. Plus Quickies and a beef between Lamar Jackson and Bernard Pollard.
Welcome to Scranton Wilkes-Barre!: 7/13/22
Matt Jones and Myron Medcalf fill in for Sarah and Jason. They talk college football realignment, Donovan Mitchell's fit with the Knicks and more. 2-a-days roll on featuring the Ravens and Browns. Chris Vannini, Senior College Football Writer for The Athletic joins Matt and Myron from Big 12 media day to break down notable comments from new commissioner Brett Yormack and Oklahoma State Football Coach Mike Gundy. Chris Easterling drops in to help preview the Browns' upcoming season and explains what things could look like if Deshaun Watson misses extended time. Plus, Matt tries to educate everyone on the pronunciation of the home of The Office while taking in a minor league baseball game.
#1 in the #2 Business : 7/12/22
WNBA news, criticisms & praise with the Chicago Sun-Times' Annie Costabile, plus Two-A-Days continue with The Exempt List Pod's Charles McDonald talking Falcons & the Athletic's Jon Krawczynski on the Vikings. Plus, the latest on Donovan Mitchell, Spain's not buying what Rob Gronkowski is selling, Volcano Man inspires a "how far would you go" question to listeners, a fake league dupes gamblers and more.
We Are Acrisure : 7/11/22
Spain and Fitz talk the good and bad of WNBA All-Star weekend, decode Lamar Jackson's social media post, talk DeAndre Ayton's future, LeBron and Kyrie and do Two-A-Days with Ryan O'Halloran on the Broncos & Mike Salk on the Seahawks. Plus, Quickies, Heinz Field becoming Acrisure Stadium inspires a list of the worst renames and rebrands, Good Take, Hot Take on the recently released NFL Top 10 QBs list and your predictions for the Broncos and Seahawks this season.
FriYay Fun with Spain and Wells: 7/8/22
Fri-Yay Fun! Dame's deal, Heel v. Heel in Wimbledon & WNBA All-Star takes over Chicago. LaChina Robinson on WNBA All-Star Weekend, 4-ptrs and parties, Two-A-Days continues with NBC Washington's JP Finlay on the Commanders and Pro Football Weekly's Hub Arkush on the Bears. Plus, Quickies covers Summer League rings, WNBA signature shoes, MLB All-Star and more, plus Brian Windhorst on NBA Free Agency and your predictions for our NFL Two-A-Day teams.
Spain & Wells: 7/7/22
Sarah Spain and Mike Wells talk MLB with Jeff Passan (and get a visit from Elmo), chat WNBA All-Star weekend with Ari Chambers and Two-A-Days covers Texans & Panthers. Plus Colts talk, Quickies on Wimbledon, Chris Sale, Brittney Griner news & more, how Zion's deal might affect Kevin Durant and the Lakers-Nets stalemate over Kyrie
A Baker On The Move: 7/6/22
Solo Spain tonight! Baker Mayfield is officially on the move after being traded to the Cleveland Browns. ESPN Cleveland's Emmett Golden joins the show to tell us what it means for Cleveland. The Giants and the Jets are featured as a part of our Two-A-Days and Dan Duggan and Connor Hughes from The Athletic preview the teams they cover. ESPN CFB reporter Heather Dinich stops by to tells us about conference realignment before John Hollinger of The Athletic breaks down the NBA. We also ask you to explain Aaron Rodgers' new tattoo and the responses were incredible.
Guestapalooza with Solo Spain : 7/5/22
Spain talks the hideous idea of Kevin Durant returning to the Warriors, talks to The Athletic's Meg Linehan about the USWNT starting its march toward the World Cup, chats with Mina Kimes about big NFL offseason stories and kicks off "Two-A-Days" with the Jags and Lions' biggest concerns heading into camp and listener predictions for their success (or lack thereof this season). Jorge Sedano and the Washington Post's Ben Golliver share their thoughts on NBA Free Agency, Quickies covers a hot dog Bad Beat, a Wimbledon Bad Boy and two American sports heroes, plus why a defense of Kyrie Irving needn't be so black and white.
Glizzy Gladiators : 7/1/22
Spain and Fitz talk to Tim Bontemps about the Rudy Gobert trade and other NBA free agency news, then chat Big Ten expansion with the Big Ten Network's Howard Griffith. What's the most likely destination for Kevin Durant, how does the Malcolm Brogden deal change the Celtics' fortunes and will Fitz be able to keep down his lunch while working the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest? Plus, the duo chat with the Home Run Queen, college softball superstar Jocelyn Alo, talk to Chicago Red Stars and USWNT superstar Mal Pugh, discuss the most overrated food at a cookout and ask: Hot Dog Ice Cream: You in?
NBA Free Agency Madness : 6/30/22
Spain and Fitz talk about likely landing spots for Kevin Durant, the last place fans would want to see him go and what's next for Kyrie. Andre Snellings, Nick Friedell and Kevin Pelton all join to discuss the Nets' fallout and more NBA free agency news. Plus, USC and UCLA leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten--Rod Gilmore on what the move means for college football and more.
Solo Spain!: 6/29/22
Spain talks NBA teams she's watching ahead of Free Agency on Thursday, TJ Quinn joins with the latest on Brittney Griner, plus WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez on Title IX, the "Russell Rule" and getting the NCAA to commit to equal resources and investment for women's sports. A Nod to the Pod with Abby Wambach, Don Van Natta Jr on his profile of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Quickies covers Deshaun Watson, Steph Curry hosting the ESPYs, Freddie Freeman and more, plus Bobby Marks on NBA Free Agency and Spain on Tina Charles' Storm debut.
Talking (and Biting) Your Ears Off!: 6/28/22
Jason Fitz solo on the show today tells you why your favorite NBA team's fix is not available right now. He also explains why the pressure on the Nets now is unprecedented. Plus this happened so now Vegas is set to possibly go from having 0 pro sports teams to a professional sports team in all 4 major sports. Lastly, you won't want to miss today's social!
Matt Jones and Myron Medcalf sit in for Spain and Fitz! Kyrie Irving opts back in to stay with the Nets and ensure his bag. Have we seen a player like Kyrie before? Listen to understand the full extent of the question. Plus Bobby Marks has the latest on if Irving could still be traded and Tony Grossi makes it clear what the Browns plans are for Baker Mayfield.
NBA Draft Reaction: 6/24/22
Courtney Cronin and Turron Davenport fill in for Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz. They talk about the NBA Draft from last night, where Kyrie Irving might play next season, and tonight's game 5 between the Bolts and the Avs.
It's Subpoena Time!: 6/22/22
Courtney Cronin & Amber Wilson fill in for Spain & Fitz! The gals breakdown the Daniel Snyder hearings, Kyrie's impasse with Brooklyn, and so much more!
Money Talks: 6/21/22
Solo Fitz tonight! Sarah breaks down the Deshaun Watson news of 20 of the 24 victims settling and what it means for him and the Browns moving forward. They talk with ESPN Browns reporter Jake Trotter before talking with ESPN Senior Writer Kevin Van Valkenburg about more PGA Tour golfers defecting to the LIV Golf Series. Fitz also takes your calls and more.
The NBA Hot Stove Heat Up: 6/20/22
Solo Spain! She highlights some of the viral moments from the Warriors championship parade, talks to Bleacher Report's Ari Chambers about the march for Brittney Griner in NYC and the latest WNBA news. Greg Wyshynksi previews Stanley Cup Final game 3, Spain chats about the alleged impasse between Kyrie Irving and the Nets, Tim Kurkjian talks MLB and W Studios executive producer Allison Glock discusses the "Dream On" 30-for-30 and the upcoming Title IX doc "37 Words."
Jiminy Christmas & Holy Smokes: 6/17/22
Spain and Fitz honor the World Champions Warriors & talk about what's next for Jayson Tatum & Boston. Brian Windhorst and Bobby Marks join to give their two cents. Plus, ESPN+ and the PGA Tour's Lisa Cornwell on the US Open drama, John Keim on the Commanders' latest scandal and Klay Thompson's "Holy Cannoli" inspires us to ask your go-to "old man" phrases
The Stanley Cup Final is Here: 6/15/22
Spain and Fitz share some Stanley Cup Final memories and then talk favorites, rest v. rust and more with Greg Wyshynski ahead of Lightning-Avs Game 1. A near-no-hitter inspires us to ask about your "Almost" great moments, NBA Finals Game 6 keys with Andre Snellings, Kevin Van Valkenburg on the LIV golf tour and the US Open and more.
Cakes On A Plane : 6/14/22
Spain and Fitz break down NBA Finals Game 5 and share Deshaun Watson's latest comments, plus Quickies covers Fake Klay, Serena, Cam's airplane cake & more. They're joined by Tim Legler talking NBA, the NYT's Jenny Vrentas on Deshaun Watson & Courtney Cronin on the Chicago Bears. Plus: the weirdest thing you've ever brought on a plane.
Teeter-Totters & Seesaws: 6/13/22
Spain and Fitz give their keys to NBA Finals Game 5, plus True Hoop's Henry Abbott and PJ Carlesimo weigh in on the Celtics and Warriors, as well. And: Teeter-totters v. seesaws, Spain is in the eye of a storm, and Quickies covers NHL, Zion and more!
Pivotal Game 4: 6/11/22
Solo Fitz tonight! Jason gets you prepared for Game 4 of the NBA Finals by talking about Draymond Green's legacy and if the Celtics are creating a model that can be followed by other NBA teams for years to come. NBA on ESPN Radio analyst Ros Gold-Onwude joins the show and much more.
This One Time, At Band Camp...: 6/9/22
Sarah and Jason break down Game 3 of the NBA Finals with the help of ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim Kawakami of The Athletic. They continue their conversation around the newly formed LIV Golf series and what it means for the game of golf moving forward. LSU basketball commit and rapper Flau'Jae Johnson joins the show to discuss her future with two incredible skill sets before Sarah and Jason tell their WILD pranks that went wrong stories to wrap up the show.
Solo Spain Power Hour : 6/8/22
Spain gets you ready for NBA Finals Game 3 with her Five Keys to the Game, talks to UConn superstar Paige Bueckers about handling pressure, navigating NIL deals, advocating for Black players to get their share of the spotlight and her NBA Finals Game 3 pick. Then Mark Kestecher previews BOS-GS from Boston and Spain's Quickies cover the Broncos sale, Jack Del Rio's "dust-up" comments, NHL, WCWS and more.
Morals & Money : 6/7/22
Sarah & Jason discuss more mounting evidence against Deshaun Watson before talking with USA Today columnist Christine Brennan about the newly formed LIV Golf series and the money and morals that make that league very controversial. They also talk with PointsBetUSA Senior Editor Teddy Greenstein about his new book, Quarterback Dads: Wild Tales from the Field. They also preview Game 3 of the NBA Finals with ESPN NBA Analyst Tim Legler and more.
DJ Froggy Fitz : 6/6/22
Aaron Donald gets paid and the Warriors get even! Emily Kaplan on the NHL playoffs, the legend himself, Vince Carter, on the NBA Finals, plus Good Take Hot Take! The latest Deshaun Watson news as a 24th accuser files a suit, Quickies covers tennis, UFC and more, plus Izzy Gutierrez on the intersection of sports & Pride.
Solo Spain on a FriYay: 6/3/22
Spain's on her FIFTH show of the day so anything goes on this Friday night! She breaks down an amazing fourth quarter performance from the Celtics to steal Game 1 of the NBA Finals, talks NHL Playoffs with Greg Wyshynski and asks Monica McNutt how the Warriors can win Game 2. Quickies covers Wife v. Wife in the WNBA, the French Open, Joe Girardi's firing and bad food takes inspired by National Donut Day. Then NBA Finals chatter with Ohm Youngmisuk, Deshaun Watson's lawyer Rusty Hardin trying to walk back comments he made on a radio show and Tim Bontemps on the small ball lineup that propelled Boston to victory.
NBA Finals Game 1 POWER HOUR : 6/2/22
Spain and Fitz get you ready for Game One of the NBA Finals with the keys to a win for both the Warriors & Celtics. Quickies covers Ryan Fitzpatrick's retirement, former Chicago Bear Desmond Clark's moving tribute to his son for #PrideMonth & a pitch to buy the Portland Trailblazers. Plus PJ Carlesimo on NBA Finals Game One and Ramona Shelburne on the Warriors' big gamble paying off.
Legacy Talk : 6/1/22
Solo Fitz tonight! The NBA Finals have all been about legacy talks for players like Steph Curry and Jayson Tatum but what about Draymond Green? Fitz dives into his legacy with the help of ESPN NBA analyst Kirk Goldsberry. He also talks about Alabama HC Nick Saban talking out of both sides of his mouth with ESPN Senior writer Heather Dinich before diving into the Stanley Cup Playoffs with NHL on ESPN host Arda Ocal and much more.
And It's a Deep Drive to Left...: 5/31/22
Spain and Fitz discuss the likeability battle between the resurgent Warriors and the never-been-there-before Celtics ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Greg Wyshynski joins to talk about the Conference Finals match-ups in the NHL Playoffs and Tim Legler breaks down the match-ups in the Boston-Golden State series. An NBA Playoff edition of Good Take, Hot Take, Quickies covers French Open, Aaron Donald, college lax and more, plus Business Insider's Meredith Cash on the increasing complicated Liz Cambage controversy. And... Nick Castellanos does it again!
Spain & Sport: 5/26/22
Matt Jones joins Sarah Spain to talk about last night's Celtics win, plus they ask if positive mental attitude and self-talk can help the Mavs stay alive. HBO Sports' Soledad O'Brien joins to talk about her Real Sports interview with two of Deshaun Watson's accusers and one of his attorneys, Quickies covers Zion Williamson, Lamar Jackson, Hilary Knight, Ray Liotta and more. Plus, Bobby Marks and Monica McNutt break down the NBA Playoffs, a nearly 40-year old streak that could be broken tonight and Spain and Jones talk about the teams they hate the most
Momentum Swings: 5/24/22
Matt Jones fills in with Sarah Spain to talk about a pathetic showing from the Heat on Monday night and the Warriors' chances of closing out the Mavs in a sweep. Quickies covers the Pro Bowl, a big night for the Las Vegas Aces, Chicago Sky ring night & the worst actors-playing-athletes in movies. Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe joins to talk Celtics, Jorge Sedano on the Warriors/Mavs series and DailyFaceOff.com's Scott Burnside on Nazem Kadri's hat trick and the NHL's failure to respond in the wake of the death threats and racism faced by the Avs player. Plus, a passionate plea from Steve Kerr in the wake of a horrific elementary school shooting in Texas.
Solo Spain Power Hour: 5/23/22
Spain asks whether Dallas can get back into the Western Conference Finals and lays out the keys to Game 4 between the Celtics and Heat. Quickies covers Justin Thomas throwing shade at Jimbo Fisher, a big weekend in the WNBA, MLB punishing Josh Donaldson and rave reviews for Top Gun: Maverick inspires a list of great long-awaited sequels. NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke joins to talk Golden State's attempt to sweep the Mavs and Nick Friedell previews Game 4 of MIA-BOS.
Luka v Curry: 5/20/22
Spain and Fitz look back at last night's Celtics win & preview Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. 560 WQAM's Jonathan Zaslow shares how the Heat can bounce back from their Game 2 loss to the Celtics and former Major League Baseball player Drew Robinson talks about life after his suicide attempt and finding a new purpose. Plus Quickies covers errant balls, CFB changes, CBB and more, Spain and Fitz highlight some big games to watch this weekend, and Mark Kestecher previews Warriors-Mavs from The Bay.
CFB on Fire!: 5/19/22
Solo Fitz tonight. We break down Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals with ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke before breaking down the war of words between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher. Fitz believes these coaches have drawn a line in the sand but they are too far gone to not share everything now.
Western Conference Finals Begin: 5/18/22
Spain and Fitz talk Warriors-Mavs Game 1 & dissect Miami's win over Boston with Nick Friedell. USWNT and Chicago Red Stars superstar Tierna Davidson joins to chat the historic Equal Pay deal for US Soccer that was decades in the making. Spain and Fitz share the latest on Brittney Griner, plus PJ Carlesimo previews WCF Game 1 from The Bay.
Spain & Fitz Power Hour! : 5/17/22
Spain and Fitz break down Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals and the keys to the series, plus offer up some Draft Lottery takes. SNL's Heidi Gardner talks her new hoops movie with Adam Sandler, "Hustle," and her intense sports fandom, plus Monica McNutt previews Heat-Celtics and how Boston can thrive without two stars.
Dinty Moore & Ramen: 5/16/22
Spain and Fitz eulogize the Suns and the Bucks and their ugly Game 7 exits, talk to Emily Kaplan about a wild NHL Playoffs 1st round and chat with Matt Barnes about Patrick Beverley's disrespectful comments and what went down in Phoenix. Plus, Deshaun Watson's meeting with the NFL, who had the worst weekend in sports and Sparks guard Jordin Canada on a hot start to her season.
At Least We're Honest : 5/9/22
Spain and Fitz admit they were wrong about two of the NBA's playoff series, talk to ESPN Milwaukee's Gabe Neitzel about Bucks/Celtics and The Commercial Appeal's Evan Barnes about Grizzlies/Warriors and Ja Morant's injury. Weekend Quickies covers F1, the WNBA, the Kentucky Derby and more, NBA MVP news gets the Hot Take Machine fired up again, BasketballNews.com's Etan Thomas talks the physical series and inconsistent officiating across the NBA postseason, Cory Alexander previews Warriors/Grizzlies & breaking news about Steve Kerr and Mike Brown.
He's Back *Cue The Music*: 5/6/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the return of Joel Embiid and Kyle Lowry to the Sixers/Heat series, discuss whether the Suns can deliver a decisive blow to the Mavs and break down the start of Season 26 of the WNBA. Tim Bontemps joins to talk PHI/MIA, Ari Chambers talks WNBA, Brett Okamoto on Oliveira/Gaethje and what's next after Oliveira's missed weigh-in and Tim Cowlishaw on DAL/PHI. Plus, how other sports can copy F1's success and some serious breaking Raiders news.
Is It Over?: 5/5/22
Spain and Fitz ask if it's over for the Mavs & Sixers, do NBA Quickies on Brooks, Simmons & Kyrie and chat with 560 WQAM's Jonathan Zaslow about the Heat and Pearl Jam. The Daily Six's Derek Bodner on James Harden and the Sixers' 0-2 hole to Miami, Meadowlark Media's Kate Fagan on collegiate athlete mental health and the recent spade of athlete suicides, plus a Tuck Rule update from Tom Brady inspires an attempt at catharsis and Spain and Fitz talk WNBA expansion and cap issues ahead of Season 26 starting Friday.
Not Everyone Wants Extra Credit: 5/4/22
Solo Fitz tonight. Fitz talks about Ryan Tannehill's obligation or lack thereof to mention Malik Willis. He also talks about Draymond Green as a wrestling heel and the growing monster that is NIL. Fitz talks with Nekias Duncan of Basketballnews,com, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated, Marc Kestecher of ESPN Radio and much more.
NFL Winners and Losers: 5/2/22
Spain and Fitz talk about DeAndre Hopkins' suspension, chat NBA Second Round action and welcome the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pomepy to talk Sixers/Heat. NFL Draft Winners & Losers, NFL Quickies, Greg Wyshynski with your NHL Playoffs primer, PJ Carlesimo with a Mavs/Suns preview, Met Gala chatter & more!
Laying a Monday Night Egg: 4/26/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the Sixers, Jazz and Nets laying an egg Monday night. The Athletic's John Hollinger joins to chat all things NBA. NFL Draft prospects Kyle Hamilton and Aidan Hutchinson join to talk draft fits & expectations, plus Fitz's Mock Draft Top 10, wild predictions for the duo's six days off the air, Quickies covers teams and players takin' Ls lately & Suns v. Pelicans chatter with Cory Alexander.
Clown Car to Clown Van: 4/25/22
Spain and Fitz talk Celtics v. Nets with the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn, upgrade the Clown Car to a Clown Van to fit all the Nets, chat Mavs and Jazz with The Athletic's Tim Cato and preview Las Vegas hosting the NFL Draft. Plus NBA playoff chatter, a Wellness Check on Spain, players you hate to see succeed - ahem, Grayson Allen - and why it's so hard to talk about Ben Simmons.
Meltdown in Minneapolis: 4/22/22
Spain and Turron Davenport talk Thursday night's NBA playoff games & preview Friday's action, plus Quickies covers MLB, Mike Tyson & Jay Wright. The Denver Post's Mike Singer on the Nuggets, Adam Amin on the Bulls & The Salt Lake Tribune's Andy Larsen on the Jazz.
It's Time for a Reset: 4/19/22
Courtney Cronin joins Spain to talk about how the first few games of the NBA playoffs have reset expectations, then Nick Friedell chats Kyrie's fine & BOS-BKN game 2. They also discuss which of Tuesday night's games is most likely to result in a tied series, plus NFL Quickies covers Ben McAdoo's McAd'oh Moment, WR contracts, Kaepernick's future & news from Bears camp. Plus, Marshawn Lynch & Macklemore inspire an ownership convo, Kendra Andrews on the Warriors and The Athletic's Stewart Mandel on the booming NIL market.
QB or not QB: 4/14/22
Spain and Fitz take a look at Wednesday's NBA play-in games and preview Friday's match-ups, Fitz reacts to Derek Carr's contract, plus the latest on disgruntled QBs Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield. The Athletic's Chris Kirschner joins to talk the Hawks, Spain and Fitz chat about James Harden's comments on pressure, run down the week's weird fines & writer, actress and producer Ashley Nicole Black talks A Black Lady Sketch Show & Ted Lasso. Plus, Spain and Fitz make their NBA first round playoff predictions.
The Play-In Haters' Ball: 4/12/22
Spain and Fitz talk NBA play-in games and try to come up with a new nickname for the tourney. Nick Friedell joins to talk Nets-Cavs and Kevin Arnovitz chats Clippers-Timberwolves. Front Office Sports writer AJ Perez discusses the latest on the Washington Commanders' financial scandal, Spain and Fitz discuss NBA postseason storylines, do Baseball Quickies and talk about the comments from Reds owner Bob Castellini.
Adventure is Out There: 4/11/22
Spain and Fitz talk WNBA Draft with Mechelle Voepel and ask for the listener's worst big-moment fits. SI's Howard Beck joins to talk NBA MVP and playoff match-ups, Spain shares stories from her Grand Canyon adventure, the Washington Post's Ben Golliver talks Nets v. Cavs, Bulls v. Bucks and more NBA postseason previews. Quickies covers Frank Vogel, Jrue Holliday and more, plus Fitz shares an embarrassing moment in Rio.
Tiger Watch Continues: 4/8/22
Matt Jones and Myron Medcalf are in for Spain & Fitz. They recap Tiger Woods at The Masters, talk about the Lakers downfall, the punishment levied by The Academy on Will Smith and much more. They are also joined by Matt Barnes, Buster Olney and Bob Harig.
Here Lie the 2022, Lakers...: 4/5/22
Courtney Cronin in for Fitz, she and Spain react to Kansas winning the NCAAM National Title, eulogize the Lakers & look ahead to the night's NBA slate. Nick Friedell joins to talk Nets/Rockets & Brooklyn's future, Jeff Passan on the new PitchCom technology and mic'd up umps, and Sean Farnham on KAN-UNC and whether Coach K is really retired. Plus, a Nod to the Pod with Coach George Karl, NBA MVP chatter and Doc Rivers' future, Tiger Watch ahead of the Masters and listener eulogies for a lost Lakers season.
Championship Season: 4/4/22
Spain and Fitz talk South Carolina's dominant win last night with Destanni Henderson and Elle Duncan, plus a scouting report for UNC-Kansas with Oklahoma head coach Porter Moser and 99.9 FM The Fan's Joe Ovies on whether UNC can get up for the title game after Saturday's dramatic win over Duke. And, failed seasons for the Nets and Lakers, Joel Embiid's last-ditch MVP pitch & more.
Final Four Weekend: 4/1/22
Turron Davenport in for Fitz. He joins Spain to talk about the NCAAW Final Four and Quickies covers the World Cup Draw, Hope Solo, Tiger Woods and more. NBA chatter with Brian Windhorst, Coach K's comments ahead of UNC-Duke on Saturday and staggering facts about the inequality in NCAA hoops. Plus Jon Crispin on the NCAAM Final Four, Jeremy Fowler on NFL news and the best and worst April Fools sports jokes.
New Faces, Same Places: 3/31/22
Courtney Cronin in for Fitz, she joins Spain to discuss the Bruce Arians news & the related Tom Brady conspiracy theories, plus some battles & expected returns in the NBA. They talk NCAAW Final Four with Andraya Carter & UNC/Duke with Jay Bilas. Plus, the biggest Ls the listeners have ever taken, Robert Kraft taking a shot at Bill Belichick and Taylor Twellman on the USMNT qualifying for the World Cup.
Another NFL Shocker! : 3/30/22
An XL Spain and Fitz! The duo discuss Lamar Jackson's deal & the NFL draft with Mike Tannenbaum, discuss the drama-free Bucks not getting enough love and question the consistency of the Sixers as the postseason nears. Nod to the Pod features an interview with CJ McCollum ahead of his return to Portland, former Tar Heel KJ Smith talks UNC/Duke, Quickies covers Aaliyah Boston, the Bird and Taurasi show and breaking news about Bruce Arians stepping down as coach of the Bucs. Dave McMenamin joins to talk Lakers, Adam Schefter on Todd Bowles taking over in Tampa Bay, and Spain and Fitz debate the separation of Church & stage.
We LOVE Duke/UNC: 3/28/22
Spain and Fitz hype up Duke-UNC (won't anyone talk about it!?), Kelsey Riggs joins to talk NCAAW Elite Eight, Myron Medcalf on the NCAAM, Chris Connelly on the slap heard 'round the world at the Oscars and Chris Spatola on Duke/UNC. Plus changes to the NFL Rooney Rules, Lions on Hard Knocks, the USMNT tempting fate & MORE!
Time To Give Some Flowers: 3/25/22
Jason Fitz is solo tonight. He talks about the Deshaun Watson press conference before previewing the NCAA Tournament with ESPN CBB Analyst Dalen Cuff. He also talks hoops with Ramona Shelburne and NFL with Jeff Darlington. Aaron Goldhammer also joins the show to discuss the Deshaun Watson presser. Fitz ranks his top 5 non-impact free agency moves in the NFL before telling you why we can't really learn much year over year with the NCAA Tournament.
Spell "Krzyzewski": 3/24/22
Spain and Fitz talk about what changes to the NYC vaccine mandate changes could mean for the Nets, Mets and Yankees, chat with Sean Farnham about the night's slate of men's Sweet Sixteen games and chat NBA with Tim Legler. Quickies covers a surprising sports reunion & a comedy anniversary, inspiring listeners' memories of shocking reunions across music and sports, and a great list of the best sports scenes in non-sports TV and movies. Plus, Field Yates joins to talk NFL and the NY Post's Mike Vaccaro on the fallout from the NYC mandate announcement.
I Carried A Watermelon : 3/23/22
Spain and Fitz react to the Tyreek Hill trade, take a lap around the NBA to talk the Warriors getting punked, Zion's dunk & more. Jeff Passan joins to talk MLB rules changes, contracts and a potential game-changer in NYC. Quickies covers Barty, Griner and a major NIL announcement, plus Spain and Fitz look ahead to the NCAA Men's and Women's Sweet Sixteen. Plus, your favorite lesser-known movie quotes, Marcel Louis-Jacques on the Dolphins, Adam Teicher on the Chiefs & NBA talk with Ros Gold-Onwude
We Should've Been High For This: 3/21/22
Spain and Fitz break down the upsets and surprises of the NCAAM & NCAAW tourneys, talk to Jeff Darlington about Matt Ryan heading to the Falcons & the ensuing QB dominoes that might fall, plus they give their thoughts on the Browns Deshaun Watson statement. Then, Mike Wells joins to talk about the Colts' new QB, Spain and Fitz look at the wild AFC QB arms race, Monica McNutt recaps a weekend of March Madness and Spain and Fitz discuss the growing parity in women's college hoops.
Never Shocked, Always Disappointed : 3/18/22
Solo Spain tonight, she reacts to the Deshaun Watson trade & its reverberations on and off the field, including what the Browns owe their fans and employees in terms of transparency, the cringey specifics of the deal and what it means for Baker Mayfield. Seth Greenberg joins to talk March Madness upsets, plus the Day 1 MVPs in the women's and men's tournaments & an epic, soul-crushing blowout. Jason Wilde talks Davante Adams to the Raiders and what it means for the Packers' season, then Jake Trotter and Mina Kimes share their thoughts on the Browns blockbuster deal with Deshaun Watson and the future QB movement in the league.
Just Win, Baby!: 3/17/22
Spain and Fitz talk the first full day of Men's March Madness, big news in the NFL for the Browns, Baker, Deshaun and more, and breaking news mid-show makes Fitz's night, as the Packers send Davante Adams to the Raiders. The NYT's Jenny Vrentas joins to talk about her reporting on the Deshaun Watson case, the Seattle Storm's Sue Bird on surprising the Gatorade National Player of the Year and UConn's chances in the tourney, and Katie Barnes on Lia Thomas becoming the first known transgender athlete to win an NCAA D-1 title.
Clown Car: 3/15/22
Les Snead, Kyrie 2.0 & The Clown Car Returns to Solo Spain on this Tuesday, talking Randy Gregory to the Broncos and the rest of the legal tampering period moves so far, plus Dalen Cuff on the NCAAM brackets and Ryan Clark on the teams winning & losing the NFL offseason so far. Why Aaron Judge looks to be Kyrie 2.0, Monica McNutt joins for NCAAW tourney talk and bracket tips, plus Tom Brady Sr. is the new driver of the Spain and Fitz Clown Car. And Super Bowl champion, Rams GM Les Snead talks the NFL Women in Football Forum, that "F*** Them Picks" tee and the Rams' offseason moves.
QB Frenzy : 3/8/22
Spain and Fitz react to Russell Wilson getting traded to the Broncos and Aaron Rodgers remaining with Packers with Jen Lada of ESPN Milwaukee and Mike Salk of Seattle Sports Station. Dianna Russini also joins the show to give context on it all. Sarah and Jason also go through an International Women's Day edition of Quickies before reacting to further MLB negotiations and Russell Westbrook having issues with the fans and more.
Let's Shart The Show : 3/7/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the breaking Calvin Ridley news, update their thoughts on the NBA play-in tourney a season after its introduction, talk NBA with Monica McNutt & discuss the latest on Brittney Griner in Russia. Combine, franchise tag and salary cap takes from Field Yates (and his baby), a big slate of NBA games after a big weekend of NBA performances and Buster Olney with the latest on the MLB lockout.
Hubert Davis wanted this game: 3/7/22
Alan Hahn talks about how much Hubert Davis wanted to beat Duke, a win that was really important for them.
Don't Want to Say Goodbye: 3/4/22
The greatest rivalry in college sports takes stage on Saturday Night. It will be extra special with Coach K saying goodbye to the Cameron Crazies one last time. Plus, Jordan Reid stops by to talk about why teams don't need to pay wide receivers any more and Jorge Sedano joins Fitz in a deep dive into the problem with the NBA's narratives this season.
Tiny Hands: 3/3/22
Fitz is solo tonight and dives into Kenny Pickett's tiny hands at the NFL Combine and what it could mean for his draft stock moving forward. He previews Kevin Durant's return to the Nets with ESPN NBA Reporter Nick Friedell before wondering which NFL teams actually have their quarterback situation all figured out. He also talks with ESPN NFL Analyst Mina Kimes and much more.
It's Lying Season: 3/2/22
Fitz is solo tonight and wades through what's real and not real when it comes to NFL Combine press conferences. Will Saquon Barkley be in a Giants jersey next season? ESPN Giants Reporter Jordan Raanan answers that question. ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Matt Miller also joins the show to give us the latest on the draft prospects before ESPN NBA Analyst Tim Legler breaks down James Harden debut in Philly and much more.
Locked Up (They Won't Let Me Out): 3/1/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the latest MLB negotiations and the cancellation of regular season games, Ja Morant Fever, the NBA MVP race and the best under-25 players in the Association. Plus, how the biggest team fine in WNBA history illustrates a bigger issue in women's pro sports leagues. Jesse Rogers joins with up-to-date MLB lockout news and Mel Kiper on his latest NFL mock draft and the Bachelor finalists.
Tick Tock on MLB Clock: 2/28/22
Spain and Fitz talk Art Briles "resigning" at Grambling State and the looming loss of MLB Opening Day, get into the Lakers' big L last night with Dave McMenamin & hit the statement from Kyler Murray's agent and the rest of NFL news of the day. Plus, Joon Lee on the MLB lockout & the Jeter/Marlins split and a wrap-up of sports being affected by the Ukraine/Russia conflict, including an incredible story of Titans' fandom helping get a family out of danger.
Brunderwear & Harden's Debut : 2/25/22
Spain and Fitz talk James Harden's Sixers debut, NFL QB news and chat MLB lockout with Jesse Rogers -- plus, what should Spain do in Arizona without baseball? Former sports agent Joel Corry on the big name NFL players who could be on the move this offseason, Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries on bobsled gold and her journey to Team USA, plus your biggest NFL fan delusions. Oh, and underwear-- sorry, Brunderwear -- sorry, Bronderwear.
2nd Half (Final 1/3) Thoughts: 2/24/22
Spain and Fitz react to Art Briles getting hired at Grambling State and the return of the NBA, and talk to Bill Barnwell about the biggest offseason needs of NFC teams. Plus, an NBA House Swap, a Tom Brady movie, Texas Monthly's Dan Soloman on Briles, Quentin Richardson on the NBA after the break, Paige Bueckers returns, baseball talks continue to stall and listeners' wildest NBA predictions that might actually come true.
Equal Pay Day : 2/22/22
Spain and Fitz talk about a HUGE day for the USWNT as they settle their Equal Pay lawsuit. They discuss Aaron Rodgers' cryptic cleanse communiques with Jen Lada, talk JJ Reddick's strong thoughts on Zion Williamson and Fitz's long wait to secure a PS5. Plus, USWNT PA Executive Director Becca Roux on the USWNT settlement, Olympic skater Brittany Bowe on winning bronze and her selfless act as a teammate, and the pain in the ass things of our childhood that we're nostalgic about.
Spain and Fitz react to LeBron calling out the Lakers, CP3's injury, All-Star Weekend, Juwan Howard's suspension & the breaking NFL Combine news. Plus, former NFL Executive of The Year Randy Mueller joins the show to talk about the NFL Combine, Brian Flores & more. Monica McNutt then joins to share stories from All-Star Weekend before Sarah then recounts her attempted payment on the Polar Plunge bet.
All-Star FriYay : 2/19/22
Spain and Fitz get ya ready for NBA All-Star weekend, talk the Anthony Davis injury & discuss a big CFB announcement. Plus an update on the Cowboys settlement story, MLB lockout news, Ramona Shelburne on the NBA at the All-Star break & Katie Barnes on UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas.
AD Hurt & A Knicks Collapse: 2/17/22
Turron Davenport fills in for Jason Fitz. He and Spain talk the Knicks blowing it against a shorthanded Nets team and the Anthony Davis injury, then Nick Friedell joins to share the mood in Brooklyn post-Harden trade. TJ Quinn explains the results of the Eric Kay/Tyler Skaggs trial, Spain and Davenport talk Olympic disappointments & surprises and Dan Graziano breaks down potential NFL QB movement in the offseason. Plus, Quickies covers WNBA signings, the MLB lockout and more.
Their Geese Are Trash : 2/16/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the Cowboys' cheerleading settlement, the USA v CAN gold medal women's hockey match & rules issues plaguing the competition in Beijing. Best moments from the Rams Super Bowl parade, Jeff Passan with the latest on the MLB lockout, TNT & Bleacher Report's Adam Lefkoe on the NBA at the halfway point and four-time Olympian and gold medal winner Angela Ruggiero on the USA vs. Canada hockey rivalry. Plus, we try to talk smack about Canada.
Harden & Simmons speak: 2/15/22
Turron Davenport in for Fitz, he and Spain get into Ben Simmons & James Harden speaking today, the Vikings getting their man in new head coach Kevin O'Connell and Quickies on MLB and tennis. Plus they talk to Super Bowl-winning Rams WR Ben Skowronek, Bill Barnwell on LA's championship run & Kevin Seifert on the NFL's offseason priorities. And finally, a fraudulent Valentine's pic turns a scammer into Twitter's trending topic of the day.
Super Bowl Hangover: 2/14/22
A day after the Rams win Super Bowl LVI, Sarah beats back the traffic and flight delays to join Fitz in figuring out exactly how LA won in their home stadium. Sarah recounts being in person at the game and the Rams after party, and actor Taran Killam gives us the fan point of view. ESPN Radio 710 LA host D'Marco Farr looks back at the game and how the city is accepting their newest champions.
SUPER BOWL FRIYAY : 2/11/22
Spain and Fitz talk Super Bowl X-factors, Joe Burrow's likability & whether the Rams' season will truly be seen as "win or bust" if they lose on Sunday. NFL quickies covers Cincy schools, your fave gameday eats, Bon Jovi & more. Plus, former NFL WR Pierre Garcon, ESPN's Seth Walder on the best SB prop bets & Titans WR Chester Rogers. Then, finally, Spain & Fitz's Super Bowl predictions.
Spain is in LA for the Super Bowl: 2/10/22
Spain is in LA for the Super Bowl. She and Fitz talk the NBA trade deadline and the Nets-Sixers blockbuster deal with Bobby Marks, chat red flags on both sides of the deal and then welcome Bills RB Zack Moss to talk about the instant classic BUF-KC game and watching other teams play in the Super Bowl. Spain shares LA memories and they talk the best way to watch your team win it all, plus Rams WR Robert Woods on LA hosting the Super Bowl and having to watch from the sidelines because of injury, and Jordan Cornette on his beloved Bengals making it to the big game.
What can Rodger Goodell do? : 2/9/22
Jason Fitz & Courtney Cronin discuss Rodger Goodells comments regarding the lack of minority head coaches in the NFL.KJ Wright, Super Bowl Champ LB joins the show to discuss the Raiders culture last season with all of their obstacles. They discuss Las Vegas new HC and what the Rams need to do to slow down the Bengals. Al-Quadin Muhammad, Colts DE joins the show to talk about the Colts new DC, Gus Bradley and they discuss what makes Aaron Donald elite.
What Celebrity Super Bowl Party would you go to?: 2/8/22
Jason Fitz & Courtney Cronin talk about which team will play loose on Super Bowl Sunday. The Blazers trade away CJ McCollum to the Pelicans, is Damien Lillard the next to go? Kelvin Beachum talks about the amazing things he is doing in the community and tells us what he thinks about Kyler Murray taking everything Cardinals down on social media
Is It McDaniel or McDaniels?: 2/7/22
Spain and Fitz get into the NFL coaching hires & do Super Week Superlatives to kick off their Super Bowl coverage. Former Rams Super Bowl winner turned 710 ESPN analyst D'Marco Farr joins to talk playing in the SB & LA playing host and Bill Barnwell chats new head coaches & Super Bowl match-ups. Plus, Quickies!
Harden On The Move?: 2/4/22
Spain and Fitz talk about a potential James Harden to the Sixers deal, plus the Clippers/Blazers trade and Doug Pederson to the Jaguars. Tisha Thompson joins with the latest on the Congressional roundtable about the toxic culture at the Washington Commanders, plus Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson Jr. talks a hot start for Memphis and his rap game, and attorney Lisa Banks on representing former Commanders employees reporting sexual harassment by Dan Snyder and other team employees. Plus, a farewell to our beloved producer, Stosh, & the triumphant (but brief!) return of SPORTS TINDER!
An XL Thursday Show! : 2/3/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the NFL in crisis--a Congress roundtable about the Washington Commanders, the Brian Flores lawsuit & more. Quickies covers a disastrous town hall for the Blackhawks and WNBA free agency. Plus former Bills GM Doug Whaley on the Rooney Rule and the role of Black GMs in the NFL, Monica McNutt on the NBA All-Star Reserves, the Knicks' struggles and the battle for the East and Alyssa Roenigk gives her Top Five Athletes & Stories to watch at the Beijing Olympics. Plus, a Nod to the Pod with USA Hockey captain Kendall Coyne Schofield, more damning accusations against Dan Snyder and what's wrong with the Nets?
Flores Fallout: 2/2/22
Spain & Fitz talk the fallout from the Brian Flores lawsuit - what does it mean for the NFL, Flores, the teams named & more. Former NFLr turned Miami radio host Leroy Hoard on Stephen Ross and the Dolphins involvement in the case, the Executive Director of Hue Jacksons Foundation Kimberly Diemert on his allegations of pay-to-lose in Cleveland, USA Todays Christine Brennan from Beijing ahead of the Olympics and Yahoo Sports Charles Robinson on the NFL mess. Plus, they react to the Commanders name and unis.
Kimberly Diemert, Executive Director of the Hue Jackson Foundation, : 2/2/22
Kimberly Diemert, Executive Director of the Hue Jackson Foundation, joined Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz to discuss Hue Jacksons accusations against the Browns for incentivizing losses.
We're Gonna Take the North & Never Give It Back: 1/31/22
Spain and Fitz talk Super Bowl-clinching wins for the Bengals & Rams, the Raiders hiring Josh McDaniels and the introductory pressers for the Bears' new GM and head coach. Plus, Tom Brady's own words on his future, Rams LB Troy Reeder, former Bengals great Ken Anderson and Bill Barnwell on what went wrong for Patrick Mahomes and why Kyle Shanahan's timidity wasn't a surprise. Plus, Good Take/Hot Take, calling rich guys "Mr." and every NFL team's go-to phrase during an introductory presser.
Friyay Football Frenzy : 1/28/22
Spain and Fitz get ya ready for the AFC & NFC Championships, talk Bengals with Jordan Cornette and Rams with Jourdan Rodrigue. 2x Super Bowl Champ Lawrence Tynes discusses dealing with playoff pressure & the Giants' Brian Daboll hire, then Spain and Fitz get into the other two new head coaches -- Matt Eberflus & Nathaniel Hackett. Plus Nick Wagoner on the Niners, Adam Teicher on the Chiefs and Spain and Fitz make their picks!
A Surprising Amount of Love : 1/26/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the Lakers getting back A.D. and Joel Embiid going off, plus the Wizards wilting inspires them to ask which current pro teams are the most depressing to be a fan of right now. They take a look at the weekend's NFL games, ask how fans without a team are choosing their allegiances--hate or love?--and discuss James Harden's reported frustrations in Brooklyn. Chiefs CB LJarius Sneed joins to discuss a weekend match-up with the Bengals, some Sixers talk with the voice of the team, Kate Scott, and Jane Skinner Goodell on the new docu-series "Earnin' It."
Hall of Fame Failure: 1/25/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the MLB Hall of Fame voting -- David Ortiz in, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens out. Sean Payton steps away from his head coaching gig and Saints Hall of Fame WR Lance Moore joins to talk his former coach's legacy in New Orleans. Buster Olney talks about an embarrassing day for the BBWA and the MLB Hall of Fame, Spain reacts to the Bears' new GM Ryan Poles, Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson on the biggest NFL news and Brian Windhorst talks Lakers, Nets, Grayson Allen and more.
Lance Moore, former Saints WR, Saints Hall of Famer & Super Bowl champ: 1/25/22
Lance Moore, former Saints WR, Saints Hall of Famer & Super Bowl champ joined Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz to talk about Sean Payton's decision to step away from the Saints, Payton's legacy both to the team and the New Orleans community, and how much Bountygate should factor into Payton's overall legacy.
You Done Messed Up, AA-ron : 1/24/22
Spain and Fitz recap the weekend of Football Nirvana, talk to 810 WHB's Soren Petro on the Chiefs' win and The Ringer's Kevin Clark on Mahomes v. Allen, San Francisco's big win and more. Plus, 'Good Take, Hot Take," Spain and Fitz Second Guess a whole bunch of football decisions and what's next for Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady?
Jabba The Pizza Hutt: 1/21/22
Spain and Fitz break down the Divisional Round NFL games! They talk KC with Chiefs Hall of Famer and radio host Tim Grunhard, Niners with KNBR's Jon Lund, Rams with ESPN Radio's Travis Rodgers and the full slate of games with the great Bill Barnwell. Plus, a special edition of Good Take, Hot Take and Spain and Fitz make their picks! Can Spain stay undefeated through the postseason?!
Spain Takes No Bull : 1/19/22
Spain responds to Bulls shade from Jorge Sedano and Frank Isola and she and Fitz talk MIL/MEM and LAL/IND. Plus, which NFL team needs a W most this weekend? Alaina Getzenberg joins to talk Bills, Tom Krasniqi on the Bucs, Tony Pike chats Bengals and two FLAMING HOT Brady takes. And Spain and Fitz talk about the $490 million University of Michigan settlement.
Cardinals Lay An egg: 1/18/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the Rams-Cardinals blowout and look ahead to this weekend's divisional round games, plus Jason Wilde on the Packers. The Athletic's Bill Oram joins to talk Frank Vogel's hot seat and the Lakers' struggles, NBA talk touches on Kyrie's latest comments and Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya, plus Turron Davenport on the mysterious #1-seeded Titans.
Extra-Big, Extra-Long, Super Spain & Fitz : 1/17/22
Spain and Fitz react to Super Wild Card Weekend, preview Rams-Cardinals MNF with Lindsey Thiry and Josh Weinfus and Fitz mourns his beloved Raiders. Mike Tannenbaum talks job security for coaches and GMS and potential QB moves in the offseason, plus It Could've Been Worse, Good Take/Hot Take and we Say Something Nice to the fanbases in mourning today.
A SUPERsized NFL Weekend: 1/14/22
It's a FRIYAY Spain and Fitz! They preview the Super Wild Card Weekend, talk Niners with San Francisco great Bryant Young, Raiders with Tyler Bischoff and Bills with Hall of Famer Andre Reed. Plus Bill Barnwell breaks down the whole slate of games and Spain and Fitz make their weekend picks!
Spain and "Fist" Get Up for an Extra-Long Show : 1/13/22
Spain and Fitz talk about David Culley getting fired, Carson Wentz on thin ice in Indy & the truth about Kyrie Irving and the Nets' ability to pay their way through the playoffs. Bengals fan Jordan Cornette joins to talk smack about Fitz's Raiders and the Djokovic saga continues, illuminating a larger conflict in the sports world's handling of the pandemic. The surprising reason football players are taking Viagra, The Ringer's Kevin Clark talks NFL, Woody Paige chats the ins and outs of the Broncos sale and Quickies covers two major glass ceiling moments in men's pro sports. Plus, Bomani Jones talks Black coaches in the NFL and Spain and Fitz chat Mike McCarthy getting slimed.
Who's this bum Jason Futz?: 1/12/22
Spain and Fitz discuss a big NBA doubleheader tonight on ESPN - Mavs/Knicks & Bulls/Nets - then John Hollinger joins to talk the Bulls' surprising start, the Grizzlies' streak and more. Spain and Fitz ask who we can trust in the NFL playoffs & who's got the most on the line, then welcome Kevin Seifert for his take on the wild card match-ups. Quickies covers Damian Lillard, Jon Lester and some strange quotes from Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin, then Fitz defends not having a plan to go to the Raiders game.
We're Building! : 1/11/22
Spain and Fitz talk about the firing of Joe Judge (and say a farewell to show content creator Dave Gettleman), Fitz raves about his Raiders & Spain rants about her Bears. 97.5 The Fanatic's John Kincade talks Georgia's win and the Eagles' improbable playoff berth, ESPN1000's Marc Silverman discusses the future for the Bears and 2x Super Bowl champ Lawrence Tynes predicts what's next for the Giants. Plus, a final tally reveals who will have to do the Polar Plunge...
Fitz & The (Anxiety-Induced) Tantrums : 1/7/22
Spain and Fitz talk Week 18 NFL games and ask if this season's parity has made it more or less fun -- Bill Barnwell chimes in. Hoops Quickies covers Sue Bird's return, Barrett's buzzer-beater, Randle's thumbs down & the Suns, plus Andrew Lopez joins with the latest on Zion and the Pelicans. Spain and Fitz do Five Pick Friday, talk the National Title game with Trevor Matich and welcome a few new members to the Clown Car.
Um... Martini Olives? : 1/6/22
Spain and Fitz talk the latest Antonio Brown drama, Kyrie Irving's return, Dirk Nowitzki's big night & Zion Williamson's absence. Former NFL exec Randy Mueller on what he would do in the AB situation and the Baker drama in Cleveland. Plus, a look ahead to the National Championship game, Chiefs Radio Network analyst Danan Hughes on the Chiefs, D'Marco Farr on the Rams & a pantsing gone wrong! And, a poll question gone wrong and your votes for the most well-liked superstars ever.
Antonio Brown is not a reliable narrator: 1/6/22
Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz discuss Antonio Brown's release, and why it';s hard to believe his side of the story.
Get Gruntled At Grumby's : 1/5/22
Spain and Fitz talk about Kyrie's return and the Novak Djokovich ordeal in Australia. NY Daily News Nets reporter Kristian Winfield talks Kyrie ahead of Nets/Pacers, Mike Wells joins to discuss the Colts ahead of a big Sunday matchup with Jacksonville, Aaron Rodgers vs. Hub Arkush, plus a strange NFL scenario could put rivals in cahoots. And Nick Wagoner on the Niners, The Lance Stephenson Game, Klay Thompson's upcoming return and Spain and Fitz continue to workshop their sports bar, Jonas Grumby's.
Jonas Grumby & the Pregnant Mares: 1/4/22
Spain and Fitz talk Jim Harbaugh rumors, Ben Roethlisberger & Baker Mayfield and the East-best Bulls with Adam Amin. Quickies covers the Geno vs. Muffet beef, the Olympics, Jalen Hurts & more. Plus Mike Keith on the Titans, Jordan Cornette on the Bengals and what's on the line next weekend for the NFL (and Spain and Fitz!) Finally, things get weird when the two honor National Trivia Day with listeners' favorite go-to trivia questions.
A Wild Weekend in the NFL: 1/3/22
Solo Spain first hour talking a WILD Sunday in the NFL, teams that are falling & those on the rise. Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson on the NFL weekend & Emmett Golden on the Browns & MNF against the Steelers. Then Jason Fitz joins for Raiders talk, a CFP title game rematch, Good Take/Hot Take and more!
Praying Mantises in Your Tree?: 12/22/21
Spain and Turron Davenport talk about their Top Four Christmas songs (there's a distinctly sexy vibe to Davenport's list), chat the latest news on CFP playoff policies and forfeits & talk to former NBA'r Quentin Richardson about NBA news. Jason Fitz joins the show for Five Pick Friday (on a Wednesday), Spain and Davenport share their hottest Christmas takes, Adam Rittenberg chats college football, and Spain reads her annual 'Twas the Night Before Christmas poem.
Spuddy Buddy & Dr. Potato : 12/21/21
Spain & Fitz talk Tuesday Night Football, Adam Silver's comments & the NFL's COVID testing policy change, chat NFL with former pro Harry Douglas & get weird about the Idaho Famous Potato Bowl. Plus, an epic rant about MSG, listeners' sports grievances, Tim Bontemps on the biggest stories in the NBA and a special Tuesday Good Take/Hot Take.
Dee Virgin & Flinstone Form : 12/20/21
Solo Spain for the first hour talking about three of her five NFL "true contenders" losing over the weekend. Bill Barnwell joins to discuss what's wrong with AZ, the Saints having the Bucs number and more. Courtney Cronin and 670 The Score's Laurence Holmes preview the Bears-Vikings MNF game and Spain shares a funny proposal story and a Cowboys inter-team bet. Fitz joins second hour to talk about a wild finish to Raiders/Browns and his weird running style, Quickies covers Antonio Brown's return, Urban Meyer and Aaron Rodgers, they do Good Take/Hot Take on the weekend's takes and Dee Virgin gets in for the first time.
A ClusterF*** FriYay! : 12/17/21
Spain and Courtney Cronin talk the latest in NFL postponements, COVID in the NBA & NHL & Kyrie Irving coming back for the Nets. Kevin Seifert joins to dive into the changing protocols and plans for the NFL. The Giants' soda fiasco, The Athletic's Vic Tafur on the Raiders, Meadowlark Media's Tom Haberstroh on the NBA and our Five Pick Friday!
The Kicker for Urban Meyer : 12/15/21
Spain and Jordan Raanan talk the latest Urban Meyer news, debate about the REAL contenders in the NFC & AFC and welcome the Washington Post's Liz Clarke to share her reporting on Dan Snyder. Plus, the Giants' future, a Signing Day shocker, Kimberley A. Martin on her Around The Horn debut and NFL news, and SI's Howard Beck on Steph Curry and the NBA.
Would You Like To Ride In My Beautiful Balloon : 12/14/21
Courtney Cronin in for Fitz tonight. She and Spain talk COVID running rampant in sports as positives go up, particularly in the NBA and NFL. An INCREDIBLE Vikings "this moment in history" about a runaway hot air balloon and Warriors president and COO Brandon Schneider on Steph Curry breaking the three-point record and the team's new crypto partnership. The Ringer's Kevin Clark on a wild NFL playoff picture, the damning WashPo story on Dan Snyder interfering with the NFL investigation into the WFT, NBA.com's Mark Medina on NBA news and the incredible tales of NFL history unearthed by our listeners.
Urban Meyer Finds New Bottoms : 12/13/21
Solo Spain for the first hour talking a wild weekend in the NFL--why she's not worried about the Bucs and not feeling any better about the Bills. Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson joins to talk Urban Meyer, Dak's struggles and more, then a Monday Night Football preview with Lindsay Thiry and Josh Weinfuss. "It Could've Been Worse" features the Lions, Jags, Ryan Clark and Bears fans. Fitz joins to talk a Raiders rebuild, COVID postponements in the NBA and NHL, "Good Take/Hot Take," the wildest facts from the weekend and a Super Bowl in Sin City.
Toilet Lights, Bidets & Squatty Pottys: 12/10/21
Spain and Fitz have some FriYay fun talking the biggest match-ups of the NFL slate. They react to a thrilling TNF finish, talk Chase Claypool's boneheaded decision and the tragic death of Demaryius Thomas. College football news includes AP Coach of the Year honors, Clemson coaching moves and Kenny Pickett inspiring a rule change, while Hoops Quickies covers the latest Lillard rumors, Kerr replacing Popp and more. Former NFL'r Darius Butler talks the Steelers' loss and big weekend match-ups, Matt Schick chats the Heisman Trophy Special, Spain and Fitz make their Friday picks and the holiday gift ideas that prove our listeners' minds are in the toilet.
A Must Win And Lots of Trash Talk: 12/9/21
Spain and Fitz talk a Vikings/Steelers TNF match-up with Brooke Pryor and Courtney Cronin, and what a loss could mean for both teams. Updates on Steph Curry's record pursuit, the 'Yotes rent issues and how COVID is affecting the NBA as numbers rise. Plus the trailer for the new Lakers series, "Winning Time," has Spain and Fitz asking what teams you'd like to see in a stylized TV series, Trash Talking from Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy and Mina Kimes, a "Nod to the Pod" with Ivan Maisel, and Ramona Shelburne talks NBA.
Tanks, Confetti & Dogs -- Plus a John King Pre-Party!: 12/8/21
Spain and Fitz talk Steph Curry looking for 16 against the Blazers, Portland in a pickle when it comes to Lillard, the Lakers' woes and more with BasketballNews.com's Evan Sidery. They chat preferred Super Bowl match-ups, Quickies covers Tiger, the Coyotes, Lincoln Riley and how you'd want to be introduced as a big-time college football coach--fireworks? a tank? dogs?! Dan Graziano talks NFL coaching hot seats, Spain and Fitz update their weekend picks and pre-season picks, UConn's Azzi Fudd joins to talk injuries & Geno's approach to coaching, and an show after-party with country singer John King.
Nude Goal Posts & Jason Spain: 12/6/21
Spain solo for the first hour talking the Lions' first win & a huge MNF game, plus Bill Barnwell on the NFL weekend and Mike Reiss & Alaina Getzenberg on the big Pats & Bills Monday match-up. Quickies covers Paige Bueckers' injury, WNBA coaching moves, Medina Spirit's death and more. Jason Fitz joins for the second hour to talk college football playoffs, the radio duo's secret wedding (according to the internet), Good Take/Hot Take, Gardner "Goose" Minshew, Jason Spain & more!
Under Pressure: 12/2/21
Courtney Cronin in for Sarah tonight. Fitz and Courtney talk about the pressure on New Orleans to beat the Cowboys tonight. They also discuss the Antonio Brown suspension, LeBron James returning for the Lakers, the Suns trying to extend their win streak, and Championship Weekend in College Football. We're joined by Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk, Mike Triplett, ESPN Saints Reporter, and ESPN Football Analyst Harry Douglas. Plus, they discuss what the "go-to" song is to kick off your holiday season.
The Vegas Athletics?!: 12/1/21
V Week continues, MLB CBA talks run shorter than a Brian Kelly goodbye meeting and a handful of great NFL match-ups to look ahead to. Plus Bobby Marks on NBA news, Randy Mueller on the NFL, we make our Friday NFL picks early & Jason Fitz FINALLY chooses a baseball team.
Michigan on the Move, ND in a Pickle : 11/30/21
Courtney Cronin fills in for Fitz, she joins Spain to talk a wild couple days in college football, LeBron James out for the Lakers, Suns/Warriors and Javy Baez to the Tigers. CollegeFootballNews.com's Pete Fiutak breaks down the latest CFP Rankings--Michigan at #2! -- Tiger Woods talks, more NFL RB injuries, Nick Friedell previews Golden State-Pheonix and ESPN 1000's Marc Silverman on the V Foundation, his battle with cancer, the Cubs' offseason moves and Justin Fields.
Riley to USC, Kelly to LSU: 11/29/21
Solo Spain on this Monday night. She talks playoff races after another wild weekend in the NFL. USA Today's Jori Epstein shares the latest on the Cowboys' COVID issues and Jeff Passan talks big signings in baseball as the lockout deadline nears. MNF pits the Seahawks vs. WFT, Rams diehard, actor Taran Killam, joins to talk his team's recent struggles, Lincoln Riley goes to USC, Good Take/Hot Take and Mike Golic Jr joins to discuss the breaking news of Brian Kelly leaving Notre Dame for LSU.
Friendsgiving Fun: 11/24/21
Both Spain & Fitzs struggling football teams play Thursday, so& Happy Thanksgiving? Holiday makeovers for your favorite teams, Better or Worse pits Spain v Fitz, NFL Week 12 with Mina Kimes & rivalry week traditions talk with Spencer Hall. Plus Five Pick Friday on a Wednesday, turkey tips and more!
Garrett out, Nagy far behind?: 11/23/21
Courtney Cronin in for Fitz, she and Spain talk Giants OC Jason Garrett's firing and the awkward handling of Bears coach Matt Nagy's tenuous employment. Quickies covers the Jets QB issues, Taysom Hill's new deal and more, plus new CFP Rankings drop--Jason Fitz drops by to discuss Cincinnati cracking the top four. A mac 'n cheese debate, weird local Thanksgiving foods, Geno Auriemma's post-loss comments and Myron Medcalf on early favorites in men's college hoops. Former Bears WR Tom Waddle talks about Nagy and the Bears' disappointing season and a cranberry and pickle pie that has folks threatening Utah's statehood.
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