Remembering Kobe and Gigi: 2/24/20
Today, mourners gather at Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor Kobe and Gigi Bryant. The Lakers legend, 41, died in a helicopter crash last month, along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne covered Kobe for almost all of his 20 years with the team. She shares what it's been like inside the Lakers organization since his death, with stories from longtime friends like general manager Rob Pelinka, and those more newly close to the Bryants, like LeBron James.
Cheap Heat In Vegas!: 2/21/20
A Hall of Fame episode with special guest Booker T live from Radio Row for Wilder-Fury 2.
Franchise Tags: 2/21/20
Bill and ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano discuss how a new CBA could impact future contracts. Plus, teams dealing with franchise and transition tags and big name free agents people should be paying attention to.
Trae Young's 50-Piece, Russ Wilds Out, Wilder-Fury Preview: 2/21/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Trae Young's incredible performance, Westbrook's ejection, Tua wishes he could play for Cowboys and Wilder-Fury fight prediction.
Astros Scandal: MLB's Nightmare Continues: 2/21/20
As baseball's latest scandal continues to unfold, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and others are coming under more fire. Criticism has grown around whether the Houston Astros' players deserved more blame and punishment for the sign stealing scheme, and how much it helped the team win the 2017 World Series. ESPN's Buster Olney breaks down the latest developments, as 2019 champs the Nationals face the Astros in a spring training game this weekend.
Should Dak Take Less Money, Is LeBron The MVP and Duke Gets Smacked: 2/20/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the new proposed NFL Playoff format, LeBron as the real MVP, should Dak take less money, Duke gets crushed and KDs rap career.
NBA Storylines Down the Stretch: 2/20/20
The NBA enters the home stretch after the All-Star Game. The Bucks boast the league's best record, and the Clippers are making moves to overtake the Lakers in the west. As the race to the playoffs begins, what's at stake for the rest of the year? Doris Burke breaks down some of the most intriguing storylines in basketball.
538's Chris Herring: 2/19/20
Zach and Chris Herring of 538 pick their five most interesting players for the rest of the NBA season.
Brees Returns to Saints, Clippers Add Another Piece and Tua To Lions?: 2/19/20
Jalen and Jacoby discuss Brees' return to Saints, Clippers add Reggie Jackson, Kyrie re-aggravates injury, Wilder and Fury in Vegas and does Tua make sense for Lions?
Sabrina Ionescu Wants to Win the Whole Damn Thing: 2/19/20
University of Oregon senior guard Sabrina Ionescu is a generational college basketball talent. She is the frontrunner for National Player of the Year, the projected No. 1 pick in April's WNBA Draft, and last week, became just the second player in NCAA basketball history - male or female - to record over 2,000 points and 1,000 assists. ESPN Senior Writer Liz Merrill joins us to discuss Ionescu's run of triple-doubles, her relationship with Kobe Bryant, and her ultimate quest to deliver the Ducks their first-ever NCAA women's basketball championship.
Nick Elam: 2/18/20
Zach talks to Nick Elam, creator of the Elam Ending, about its big-stage debut in Sunday's All-Star game, potential pitfalls, the future, much more.
Jacoby Plays at MSG, Joe Burrow's Leverage, MLB Has A Problem: 2/18/20
Jalen and Jacoby discuss the new All-Star Game format, Rockets take small ball to another level, Joe Burrow's draft leverage and more fallout from Astros cheating scandal.
Featuring Schefter : 2/18/20
Katie, Ashley, and Jay start with a voicemail about substitute coaching, then dive into the big news: XFL Week 2 (20:12), Adam Schefter makes a surprising appearance (23:05), The NBA All-Star Game (35:54), Aaron Gordon Keeps Getting Robbed (41:50), Ashley Bakes a Take (47:32), and Stephen A got WORKED (50:57). Later, they talk about the MLB Dumpster Fire (1:00:07), Altuve Tattoo Drama (1:05:50), Man City (1:15:57), and Sexy Snakes (1:19:58).
Tua Tagovailoa's Recovery Shakes Up the NFL Draft: 2/18/20
Tua Tagovailoa came into the college football season with Alabama as "most likely to be the next number one overall pick" in the NFL draft. Then came a season-ending hip injury. With reports that his recovery is on track, Tua enters the draft as a game-changing wild card. Ahead of this weekend's NFL combine, ESPN's Todd McShay breaks down Tua's history and weighs where he'll end up in April's draft.
Featuring Schefter: 2/17/20
Katie, Ashley, and Jay start with a voicemail about substitute coaching, then dive into the big news: XFL Week 2 (20:12), Adam Schefter makes a surprising appearance (23:05), The NBA All-Star Game (35:54), Aaron Gordon Keeps Getting Robbed (41:50), Ashley Bakes a Take (47:32), and Stephen A got WORKED (50:57). Later, they talk about the MLB Dumpster Fire (1:00:07), Altuve Tattoo Drama (1:05:50), Man City (1:15:57), and Sexy Snakes (1:19:58).
Myles Garrett: The Interview, Response, and Fallout: 2/17/20
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett sat down with Mina Kimes for an interview first broadcast on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Speaking the day after he had been reinstated by the NFL, following indefinite suspension, it was the first time Garrett spoke publicly since his on-field altercation with Mason Rudolph. In November, Garrett struck the Steelers QB in the head with Rudolph's own helmet. Today, ESPN Daily offers an extended version of Garrett's interview. Then, Adam Schefter discusses the response to Garrett's remarks from Mason Rudolph, his coach Mike Tomlin, and the NFL.
Celtics and Clippers put on a show, Zion's career high, and the GOAT Dunk Contest: 2/14/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss an incredible Celtics-Clippers 2OT thriller, OKC's victory, Zion's career high, and the greatest Dunk Contest of All Time.
Stat Guy VS. Dip : 2/14/20
Lots of big news and a great fight between Dip and SGG. Live from Chicago.
All-Star Bam Adebayo Heats Up Miami: 2/14/20
Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo is having a breakout season. And it's happening quicker than most expected, just his third year in the NBA. ESPN's Zach Lowe explains what makes the first-time All-Star a remarkable talent on the court, and what's behind his incredible motivation off of it.
ESPN's Pablo Torre: 2/13/20
Zach talks to ESPN's Pablo Torre about the Rockets small-ball experiment (4:02), Philly's lineup change (35:52), the new All-Star format (20:54), much more.
Last Minute Surprises: 2/13/20
Jalen is back, talking about the Lakers win over the Nuggets, Drama in Sactown, who Jalen would replace within the All Star Game, and Brady's Cake Gate. #gtgtpwtw
Michael and Pele Bennett: Life of an NFL Family: 2/13/20
NFL defensive end Michael Bennett has been to three pro bowls and he's a Super Bowl champion. But after the wear and tear of 11 seasons in the league, the free agent is undecided on whether he wants to play again. Bennett and his wife, Pele, host the new podcast, "Mouthpeace." They join us to talk about how the physical realities of Michael's career have affected them, and how they and their daughters have navigated life in the NFL.
100 : 2/12/20
Katie, Ashley, and Jay, commonly known as The KAJ, celebrate their 100th episode by doing what they do best, famously: talking about Tom Brady (21:05), The XFL and the Bang Bang Fang Gang (42:42), The Knicks (1:03:23), some weird MLB Reality TV rules (1:06:44), Siba the Poodle (1:15:23), and the USWNT and their CBA (1:18:14). Later, there is, of course, a Bachelor Update (1:35:24) and Erotic News (1:34:19). They end with a voifmail from Aaron (1:42:32). Fwa fwa fwa fwaaaa.
Tired Of The Process: 2/12/20
Chiney and Jacoby discuss 76ers' victory over Clippers, Giannis as a superdad, Dwyane Wade supporting his 12-year-old, the state of the Knicks and more. Plus, there are lots of hogs in Houston.
How Baseball Chaos Will Impact 2020: 2/12/20
As pitchers and catchers assemble for spring training, the MLB continues to see fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal, from "Codebreaker" revelations to new hires. ESPN baseball insider Jeff Passan tells us how the 2020 baseball season will be affected, and also weighs in on other storylines around the league.
Butler and Joel on the Gram, Raptors 15-game win streak, End of the Spurs Era: 2/11/20
Chiney Ogwumike and David Jacoby discuss the latest NBA drama, Toronto extends their streak to 15 in a row, plus Nigerian wedding talk. #gtgtpwt
What's Next for Veteran QBs Brady, Brees, and Rivers?: 2/11/20
Philip Rivers is officially ending his run with the Chargers and entering free agency. Fellow veteran QBs Tom Brady and Drew Brees are considering their options. The NFL quarterback market is filled with possibility, as the golden era of pocket passers may be ending - and the era of mobile quarterbacks just beginning. ESPN's Dan Graziano runs down the different destinies the elder statesmen of the NFL might be headed for this offseason.
NBA Buyout Market, KD's Burner Account, Russell Wilson's Curl: 2/10/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the NBA buyout market, KD's pettiness, Trae Young's monster performance, Jon "Bones" Jones' tough win and Russell Wilson's new look.
Prop Bets: 2/10/20
Bill and ESPN's Chris Sprow take a look back at their NFL prop bets they made for the season
Will Ovechkin Outscore Hockey's Great One?: 2/10/20
The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin is close to joining an elite club in hockey, as just the eighth player in NHL history to score 700 goals. Ovi's had his stumbles, but he's on track to beat none other than Wayne Gretzky for the all-time scoring record. ESPN's Greg Wyshynski tells Mina Kimes how Ovechkin's durability, longevity, and high-scoring power have dazzled over time, and what it'll take for him to best The Great One's legendary record of 894 goals.
The Fresh Princess of Belair : 2/7/20
Big week for Bianca and Rhea and a crazy night for Cody Rhodes. Enjoy yourself!
XFL: Can a New Football League Succeed?: 2/7/20
As the XFL kicks off, this 2.0 incarnation hopes to stand in stark contrast to the 2001 football league that failed. ESPN's Kevin Seifert dives into the thinking behind the XFL. Before, it leaned on wacky theatrics. But the new version aims for much more serious fans. Plus, the XFL Tampa Bay Vipers' Aaron Murray breaks down the appeal of the league for players like him.
Trade Deadline Reaction with Bobby Marks: 2/6/20
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks react to the D'Angelo Russell-Andrew Wiggins trade, the Rockets going small (18:38), the Clippers getting Marcus Morris (49:44), much more.
Miami Trades Iggy, Jokic Dominates Jazz, Chiefs Celebrate SB: 2/6/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Miami's trade for Iggy, Jokic dominates Gobert, the Sixers are in trouble and Mahomes chugs beer at Chiefs parade.
Michael Vick: A Complex Path: 2/6/20
After being named a captain in this year's Pro Bowl, Michael Vick faced a new wave of criticism. Animal advocates and football fans alike point to Vick being sent to federal prison for his involvement in dogfighting. Between Vick's initial NFL run, his time served and his return to football following that sentence, he has a complicated story. Ahead of tonight's "30 for 30" documentary, ESPN's Bomani Jones explores the context of Vick's career, his ongoing path to redemption and what his legacy will be.
*Dolphin Sound*: 2/5/20
The KAJ is together again and they start with a voicemail about data. Or is it dah-ta? (00:24) Then, they get into what happened at Super Bowl 54 (23:47), The Baby Nut Fiasco (finasco?) (50:48), and trades in the NBA (1:06:44) and MLB (1:16:28). Later, they talk some big comebacks (1:24:04), a very special Bachelor Update (1:29:50), and get HYPED for XFL (1:46:34). It ends with Erotic News (2:05:02) and Valentines Break Ups (2:07:50) It's a very brief pod.
Woj & Lowe Trade Deadline Show: 2/5/20
Zach and Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the standoff between the Lakers and Clippers (2:32), how the firing of Steve Mills affects the Knicks at the deadline (19:32), deals they want to see (21:28), and more.
Rockets Trade Capela, Zion Faces Giannis, LeBron Lights Up LA: 2/5/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the Rockets trading Clint Capela to Hawks, Zion takes on Giannis, KD's running again and Nicki Minaj's questionable lyrics.
Ja Morant: More Than NBA Highlight Gold: 2/5/20
Ja Morant is in the news for trading Twitter barbs as the NBA trade rumor mill runs amok. A shoe-in for Rookie of the Year, he's a growing presence in the league. And he's leading the surprisingly successful Memphis Grizzlies in a promising rebuild. ESPN's Tim MacMahon tells us how Morant almost got overlooked as a young player, and how his electrifying presence is lighting up Memphis.
Sixers Are Soft, Ja Disses Iggy, Brady To Raiders?: 2/4/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss if the Sixers are soft, Celtics look to make moves, Ja disses Iggy, Raiders want Brady and are people sleeping on Lamar Jackson?
Talking Trades in the NBA: 2/4/20
Ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline, rumors swirl about some of basketball's biggest names, causing fans and NBA Twitter to lose their minds. ESPN NBA senior writer Zach Lowe breaks down the buyers, sellers, and targets as the February 6 deadline draws near.
Emptying The Notebook: 2/3/20
Bill is joined by Mina Kimes and they take one last look at the Super Bowl and what went wrong for the 49ers in the fourth quarter and what worked for the Chiefs. Plus, Tom Brady talk.
Brian Windhorst on Trade Deadline: 2/3/20
Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst about the upcoming NBA trade deadline.
Chiefs Win Super Bowl, Dame Dolla Is On Fire, Honoring Kobe: 2/3/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the Chiefs Super Bowl win, dame Dolla's incredible 6-game run, Kyrie's injury and Kobe's legacy.
Kansas City, Comeback Champions: 2/3/20
The Chiefs are Super Bowl LIV champions! NFL insider Bill Barnwell joins Mina Kimes to discuss how a pair of Damien Williams touchdowns and a fourth quarter defensive stand contributed to Kansas City's comeback Super Bowl win.
Do Snakes Have Knees (Super Bowl Preview with Mike Golic Jr) : 1/31/20
Katie and Jay are joined by "Good Tweet Mike" (Mike Golic Jr.) at the Super Bowl. They talk 49ers Chiefs (20:20), The Tom Brady Photo (25:00), Mr Peanut (27:07), Snakes Taking Knees (36:20), Female Tendencies (43:20), A Bachelor Update (51:23) and Erotic News (59:48).
A Wonderful Rumble and a Heartbreaking Week: 1/31/20
The boys break down a great Rumble and Raw and say farewell to Kobe Bryant.
Liberty City: How One Miami Neigborhood Spawned Legions of NFL Players: 1/31/20
Ahead of Super Bowl weekend, Mina Kimes takes you to the local Miami neighborhood that has given rise to some of the most famous NFL players in recent history: Chad Johnson, TY Hilton, Antonio Brown and Teddy Bridgewater, just to name a few. Hometown heroes Bridgewater, Hilton and Johnson give their insights into this Florida football hotbed.
Super Bowl LIV Preview: 1/30/20
With the Super Bowl looming, Mina Kimes and Domonique Foxworth are in South Beach tackling important questions about Sunday's game: Will Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense pick apart the Niners stalwart defense? Can Jimmy Garoppolo be trusted to lead San Francisco? And who will end up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy? Find these answers and more in ESPN Daily's Super Bowl Preview.
Matt Barnes: 1/29/20
Zach talks to Matt Barnes about what Kobe Bryant was like off the floor, Kobe the Dad, the end of the Phil Jackson era with the Lakers, going from enemy to friend with Kobe, much more.
Kobe's Legacy; Bday Surprise: 1/29/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Kobe's legacy, Jalen's birthday surprise, strip club etiquette and Jacoby's wild Super Bowl prediction.
Low-Key Super Coach Andy Reid: 1/29/20
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has been an NFL fixture for 20 years, and his homespun personality has inspired countless stories. There's the iconic punt-pass kick video from Andy's childhood, his legendary appetite, and the obsessive journals and coaching binders he keeps. ESPN's Dave Fleming chronicled legends of Big Red from around the league, and shares them with host Mina Kimes.
Who's Winning Super Bowl LIV?: 1/28/20
Bill is joined by former NFL defensive back, Matt Bowen. The two preview the Super Bowl and Bowen gives his pick to win. (2:17) Bill also talks with former NFL offensive guard, Geoff Schwartz. They breakdown what each team needs to do on Sunday in order to beat their opponent. (33:18)
Kyle Shanahan's Super Bowl Comeback: 1/28/20
The 49ers' Kyle Shanahan is making his first Super Bowl appearance as a head coach. But he's been to the big game before, as the Falcons offensive coordinator when Atlanta infamously lost a 28-3 lead to a Patriots comeback. ESPN's Seth Wickersham explains how Shanahan can shake the ghosts of his football past.
Ramona Shelburne and Rachel Nichols: 1/27/20
Zach, Ramona Shelburne, and Rachel Nichols share their memories of the life of Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant's Life and Legacy: 1/27/20
Kobe Bryant's death shocked the world on Sunday. In the wake of the news, ESPN NBA insider Ramona Shelburne traveled to the site of the tragic helicopter crash, and to Kobe's Mamba Sports Academy. She joins Mina Kimes to reflect on the life, career, and legacy of this five-time NBA champion.
Ready to Rumble feat. Skylar Astin: 1/24/20
Skylar Astin and SGG jump on the line with the maj one to break down this weekend's rumble and come up with some fun possibilities for the Rumble winner and Mania.
Shortest NBA Career, Ever: 1/24/20
JamesOn Curry holds a dubious record: shortest NBA career, ever. Just 3.9 seconds. And he didn't even touch the ball. How did Curry go from legendary high school superstar, to twists and turns and criminal setbacks, to his one shot on the court for the L.A. Clippers? The tale of his remarkably brief career holds bigger truths about life and basketball. ESPN basketball writer Royce Young shares the fascinating story of JamesOn Curry with host Mina Kimes.
Dave McMenamin, ESPN: 1/23/20
Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin about the powerhouse Lakers (15:58), Kyle Kuzma's future (24:57), Frank Vogel's rotations, Zion's debut (2:14), and much more.
Zion's Debut, Jalen's Hairline and Super Bowl Traditions: 1/23/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Zion's debut, Jalen's hairline, Kyle Kuzma's future with Lakers, the Chiefs' high-octane offense and Super Bowl traditions.
The End of UConn's Dominance?: 1/23/20
The UConn Huskies have long reigned supreme in women's college basketball. But where they once seemed invincible, cracks have started to show. The Huskies have exited the tournament in the semi-finals the past three seasons, and recently suffered their first double-digit loss in years. ESPN basketball analyst LaChina Robinson explores the legacy of UConn, and whether the Huskies' dynasty is near its end.
Danny Green: 1/22/20
Zach talks to Lakers guard Danny Green about late-career LeBron (2:16), why this is the most fun team environment he has ever experienced (18:44), those classic Spurs-Heat Finals, the Ray Allen shot (23:00), Kawhi's decision (33:34), much more.
The Glamorous Lakers' Unlikely Leader: 1/22/20
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel was not first pick for the job. Or second. Even as he landed the top spot with "The Lake Show" and LeBron, questions swirled over how long he would last. Now, with the team leading the Western Conference, NBA insider Kevin Arnovitz breaks down the understated success of Vogel's leadership.
Celtics Smack Lakers, Dame's 60-Piece, Harden's Broke Jumper and More: 1/21/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the Celtics crushing Lakers, Dame Dolla drops 60 points, Harden's brutal shooting performance, the Chiefs defense and Brady's NFL future.
Start By Believing: How USA Gymnastics Failed the Survivors of Larry Nassar: 1/21/20
It's been two years since Larry Nassar was sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting hundreds of girls and women. We are still learning more about how gymnastics organizations and officials enabled his abuse. ESPN investigative reporter John Barr is co-author of the book "Start By Believing," about the culture of gymnastics and Nassar's survivors. He joins Mina Kimes to reveal new findings from his reporting.
Pee Your Pants, Treat Yourself : 1/20/20
Did you know today is the saddest day of the year? Well, Katie and Ashley tell you to treat yourself. (8:30) They also talk both AFC and NFC championship games. (25:00) Katie talks about George Kittle's "shirtless Jimmy Garoppolo" shirt. (49:00) And as always, they give you erotic news (1:29:11).
And Then There Were Two: 1/20/20
Bill is joined by Will Brinson as they react to the Chiefs and 49ers punching their tickets to the Super Bowl and what went wrong for the Titans and Packers
Super Bowl Bound: 49ers and Chiefs: 1/20/20
Super Bowl LIV is set! The 49ers sent Aaron Rodgers and the Packers...packing. Then, the Chiefs engineered another comeback victory to steal away the Titans' championship dreams. ESPN NFL insider Bill Barnwell breaks down how we wound up with the teams that will meet in Miami.
Brandon Ingram Gets Buckets, Odell's Drama and the NFL's Big Weekend: 1/17/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby preview the NFC and AFC Championship games, more Odell controversy, Brandon Ingram does major work and Holly Holm stops by the show.
Styles Clash: 1/17/20
First AJ Styles catches up with Rosenberg and talks Royal Rumble and then the Statless One joins the show to talk an interesting week in wrestling. Stay maj!
The Notorious McG: Conor McGregor Inside and Outside Ultimate Fighting: 1/17/20
On Saturday two UFC legends collide on ESPN+ as Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone faces Irishman Conor McGregor, perhaps the most notorious fighter in mixed martial arts. ESPN Senior Writer Kevin Van Valkenburg visited Ireland to see how years of controversy, troubling behavior, and criminal allegations have affected McGregor's folk hero status at home.
ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz: 1/16/20
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the rising Grizz (1:07), the race for No. 8 in the West (12:38), the Nuggets, Jazz, Rockets, and Clippers, and Frank Vogel's coaching job with the Lakers (1:02:57).
Luka's Big Night, Odell Makes It Rain, Kyrie's Bold Comments: 1/16/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down Fultz and Luka's triple-doubles, Kyrie's bold comments, Zion's upcoming debut, Odell makes it rain and Yo Gotti stops by the show.
Death. Taxes. Excuses.: 1/16/20
Katie, Ashley and Jay are back with all of the sports? They start by picking desert island athletes then dive into the NFL playoffs, like the Bang Bang Niner Gang (27:22), the Seahawks (29:27), and the end of the Ravens run (37:28). They then talk Luke Kuechly (1:00:59), a Bachelor Update (1:20:45), sign stealing in MLB (1:38:00), and the erotic news of the week (2:04:50). They then finish up with some rhymes (2:12:16).
The Rise and Fall of Baseball's Hottest Young Manager: 1/16/20
Red Sox manager Alex Cora is out on sign-stealing allegations from the MLB. The charges date back to 2017, when he was the bench coach for the Houston Astros. It's a stunning downfall for a man considered one of the most talented young managers in the game. ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney joins Mina Kimes to explore Cora's career, and his role in this huge baseball scandal.
Kawhi Crushes Cavs, Giannis Gets Freaky and MLB's Cheating Problem: 1/15/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Kawhi's 40-piece, Giannis destroys the Knicks, CC Sabathia feels cheated, Luke Kuechly retires and Method Man joins "Power" cast.
Mini Pod: Joe Ingles Addendum: 1/15/20
Zach tracks Joe Ingles down to have him tell a ridiculous story he forgot to ask him about the other night.
Waiting for Zion: 1/15/20
Since Zion Williamson was drafted first overall in 2019, NBA fans - well, New Orleans Pelicans fans, in particular - couldn't wait to see their new superstar's talent. But then, the unthinkable happened, and Williamson went down with a meniscus injury during the preseason. Now, as he's recovered and ready to take the court, ESPN NBA insider Andrew Lopez joins Mina Kimes to discuss what Zion's return means for basketball in New Orleans.
LSU Wins Title, Lakers Smash Cavs, Astros Cheating Scandal: 1/14/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss LSU's incredible season, LeBron & the Lakers keep winning, the Astros cheating scandal, Zion sleeps on bench & an exclusive "Power" update.
Jazz F Joe Ingles: 1/14/20
Zach talks to Utah forward Joe Ingles about the surging Jazz (4:02), the art and limits of trash talk (19:04), the wild fires ravaging his native Australia (42:53), much more.
Championship and Punishment: LSU Wins and Astros Face Consequences: 1/14/20
College football has a new champion: the LSU Tigers. ESPN's Mike Golic Jr. joins Mina Kimes from New Orleans to break down the big game. Then, the Houston Astros face unprecedented consequences after the 2017 sign stealing scandal. Baseball insider Jeff Passan joins to discuss the fallout...and what happens next.
No More Fireworks: 1/13/20
Bill chats with ESPN's Domonique Foxworth about the Titans upset win, the Chiefs epic comeback (15:40), Aaron Rodgers' clutch performance (32:00) & the 49ers' dominant win (58:00)
The NFL's Divisional Round Drama: 1/13/20
This weekend's NFL action was full of shock and awe. On Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers' defense stymied Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. In Baltimore, the Ravens were upset by a stout Tennessee Titans defense and ferocious rushing attack. And on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs engineered a breathtaking comeback over the Houston Texans, and Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers held on to defeat the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN insider Bill Barnwell and Mina Kimes break down the highs and lows of the divisional weekend.
NFL Playoffs, Rockets Fail To Launch and KD's Wild Twitter Feud: 1/10/20
Jalen Rose & David Jacoby discuss this weekend's NFL playoff games, Westbrook's performance in OKC, Embiid's injury, KD's Twitter feud plus Uncle Murda & Gary Payton stop by.
The Legend of Coach O : 1/10/20
Bring up LSU Coach Ed Orgeron, and someone is bound to say "Geaux Tigers!" in his often-imitated, never duplicated voice, all gravel and grit. It seems like destiny that Coach O would lead the purple and gold, but his career has been full of twists and turns. Ahead of the National Championship Game, ESPN's David Hale tells us the legend of this bayou man.
Curb Stomp Your Enthusiasm: 1/9/20
Lots of wrestling to catch up with. Plus, Rosenberg tells the story of his big run-in with Larry David. Enjoy yourself!
Jokic's Big Night, KD's Twitter Fingers and Vikings Injury News: 1/9/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Jokic's game-winner, Jimmy Butler wants smoke, KD's Twitter fingers, Vikings injury update plus David Alan Grier stops by.
Peter Pilot: 1/9/20
The KAJ gets together to pour one out for the Pats (20:00) the Eagles (24:40), and then, at long last, the official Sports? Fantasy Bachelor Draft (36:30). Later, they take a question about Goofy and Pluto and it gets weird (2:02:00).
Where Have All the Big Men Gone?: 1/9/20
For years, the NBA style of play was dominated by "big men," players who stand 6-foot-10 or more and who go to the post to score. Now, the biggest players shoot more from the outside. And it's all by design. ESPN's NBA insider Jackie MacMullan joins Mina Kimes to discuss why simply posting up is going the way of the dodo.
Bleacher Report's Howard Beck: 1/8/20
Zach and Bleacher Report's Howard Beck pick their Western Conference All-Stars, plus talk Kyle Kuzma trade value (25:20), Kyrie Irving's injury (33:04), and more.
Anthony Davis Injury Update, Brady's NFL Future and Titan's Plan For Big Truss: 1/8/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Anthony Davis' back injury, Carmelo's game-winner, Tom Brady's NFL future and the Titans plan for Big Truss this weekend.
Can't Stop Lamar Jackson? Hire an Impersonator.: 1/8/20
Lamar Jackson has stymied NFL defenses with his speed and creativity. To prepare to take down this year's MVP frontrunner, teams are practicing against Jackson impersonators. How do you find a Lamar Jackson imitator who has his speed, accuracy, and athleticism? ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley went around the league to find out.
Never A Dull Moment In The NFL: 1/7/20
Bills chats with Lindsay Jones of The Athletic about Matt Rhule going to Carolina, the Giants naming Joe Judge their new HC (8:50) and Jerry Jones bringing in Mike McCarthy to replace Jason Garrett (16:40). Then they break down Bills/Texans (25:00), Pats/Titans (34:00), Saints/Vikings (46:00) and Eagles/Seahawks (56:30)
Jokic's Huge Night, Big Truss Turns 23, Giants Coaching News: 1/7/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the Giants coaching decisions, Jokic and Luka ball out and Big Truss turns 23.
Can Clemson Be a Superpower and an Underdog?: 1/7/20
All eyes are on Clemson as the National Championship draws near, and the team has proven itself to be a powerhouse. But head coach Dabo Swinney always seems to be fighting to get the respect he thinks the Tigers deserve. ESPN's Andrea Adelson joins Mina Kimes to discuss where the program has been...and what's next.
Cowboys Hire Mike McCarthy, Tua's Big Decision, plus NFL Wild Card Weekend Recap: 1/6/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Mike McCarthy's new gig in Dallas, Tua's big decision, the Lakers block party, the Sixers losing streak and an exclusive "Power" update.
ESPN's Dan Le Batard: 1/6/20
Zach talks to ESPN's Dan Le Batard about the legacy of the LeBron-era Heat as the 2010s come to a close.
NFL Wild-Card Wrap: 1/6/20
The NFL's wild-card games delivered nonstop action. In the AFC, the Titans upset the Patriots in what might have been Tom Brady's last game in Foxborough, while Buffalo fell to Houston in overtime. The NFC games saw overtime heroics from the Vikings to beat the Saints. And Seattle bested an injury-hampered Philadelphia team. ESPN insider Bill Barnwell joins Mina Kimes to break down the slate.
Cowboys Next Move, Embiid's Bold Statement plus NFL Wild Card Weekend Preview: 1/3/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby on the Cowboys, Michael Porter Jr.'s big game, Embiid takes a shot at Simmons, NFL Wild Card Weekend preview & Tommy from "Power" joins the show.
The NFL's Nice Guy: Russell Wilson: 1/3/20
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gets many labels: positive, good-natured, nice, wholesome. For some, it's hard to believe Wilson could maintain this attitude in today's NFL and have it be authentic. As Seattle prepares for the playoffs, guest host Domonique Foxworth delves into Wilson's personality and style of play with ESPN reporter Dotun Akintoye.
LeBron's Monster Game, Jason Garrett's Future In Dallas and David Stern's Legacy: 1/2/20
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss LeBron's triple-double, Zion's return to practice, Jason Garrett's future in Dallas, should Tua return to Alabama and David Stern's Legacy.
An Incredible Reunion + Remembering David Stern: 1/2/20
As you watch the Chiefs play, look for running backs coach Deland McCullough. He has an incredible story, one that he shared with ESPN's Sarah Spain. After decades of not knowing his birth parents, McCullough's search for the truth led him to an incredible revelation - and reunion - with football at the center. Also, Jeremy Schaap offers a remembrance of legendary NBA Commissioner David Stern.
From the Patriots to Prison: Reche Caldwell: 1/1/20
Reche Caldwell made his NFL name with the Patriots. Today, his name is in the news around a federal lawsuit involving medical fraud. ESPN's David Fleming covered Caldwell in 2016, when the former player was incarcerated for buying illegal drugs online. Fleming re-tells the story of how Caldwell Googled his way from the Patriots to prison.
The Mystery of ESPN's Missing Tapes: 12/31/19
ESPN broadcast its first game 40 years ago - but it wasn't the NFL or a big fight. It was a pro softball game, of all things. ESPN's Jeremy Schaap set out to find the tapes...and discovered that they'd been missing for decades. Schaap joins Mina Kimes to share the mystery of the lost tapes.
My Body Is A Six Flags: 12/30/19
It's that time again... it's an ALL VOICEMAIL POD! The KAJ gets into all of your important questions, starting with... who is Travis? Then they're asked about what reality shows they'd crush (13:40), the best TV theme song (26:00), their cover band (46:45), the weirdest thing in their notes app (53:30), their Real Housewives tagline (1:08:30), and what fantasy universe they'd live in (1:21:00). Dive in right now.
Steven Adams: 12/30/19
Zach talks to Oklahoma City center Steven Adams about his unconventional path to the NBA (9:25), the departures of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook (39:05), the best and worst trash talkers (35:35), the Draymond Green incident (21:33), much more.
The NFL Playoff Field is Set: 12/30/19
The NFL's 2019 regular season came to a close, and several teams in both conferences sealed their destinies. With an upset in Foxborough, Philadelphia claiming the NFC East, and a game of inches in Seattle, the playoff picture is in focus. ESPN insider Bill Barnwell breaks down the field.
Holiday Hanging at Diperland Ranch: 12/29/19
Ever wonder what it would be like to sit around doing nothing while watching wrestling with Rosenberg and Dip over the holidays? Welp, wonder no more. Happy holidays peckerheads!
Koreen & Arthur: 12/26/19
Zach talks to Eric Koreen of The Athletic and Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star about the post-Kawhi Raptors, trade questions, the top of the East and All-Star picks.
The Movie "Rudy" vs. The Actual Rudy: 12/27/19
"Rudy" is a sports movie classic. And it defined the life of the actual man who inspired the story: Rudy Ruettiger, who is now in his 70s. Revered by many Notre Dame fans, Ruettiger is also plagued by critics over whether the movie exaggerated a plot point or two. ESPN's Ryan McGee spent time with the real Rudy to find out more, and he joins Mina Kimes to distinguish fact and fiction, from Rudy's point of view.
What's Next for Jalen Hurts?: 12/26/19
In a dramatic college football career, Jalen Hurts has divided football insiders about his potential upside. From Alabama to Oklahoma, Hurts has always been a serious player and hoped for a future in the NFL. ESPN's Ivan Maisel got insider access to Jalen Hurts, his family, coaches and colleagues. He joins Mina Kimes to discuss the college QB, known as a man of few words.
When Eagles Fans Booed Santa: The Notorious True Story: 12/25/19
It's one of the most infamous fan stories in sports history: when Eagles fans booed Santa at halftime of a game played at Franklin Field. But who was the Santa in question, and why was he booed and pelted with snowballs? Outside the Lines' Jeremy Schaap joins Mina Kimes to reflect on the enduring legacy of the Philadelphia Santa.
Christmasketball: NBA Christmas Day Preview: 12/24/19
Get ready for the gift of basketball on Christmas Day, as the NBA settles in under the tree. We tear open five matchups with ESPN NBA Analyst Kirk Goldsberry as he reveals who has been naughty and who has been nice this season.
A Tale of Two Seasons: 12/23/19
Bill chats with ESPN's Jake Trotter about the roller coaster season in Cleveland and what went wrong. Then, NESN's Doug Kyed discusses New England's struggles on offense while their defense is leading the way (26:50)
NFL: Eagles Fly Over Dallas, and Bengals Win by Losing: 12/23/19
The Eagles upset Dallas, but can they stay on the path to the playoffs? NFL insider Bill Barnwell joins Mina Kimes to break down how they did it, and whether they can keep the success going. Then, the Bengals have lost their way to first draft pick. And what does that mean for the other teams at the bottom of the league?
Jalen & Jacoby Share Their Special Holiday Advice: 12/20/19
Jalen & Jacoby give the people what they want with a special holiday edition show. The guys answer holiday-themed Soft Move or Boss Move and Cultural or Regional questions.
A Cheap Heat Pre-Christmas Surprise: 12/20/19
The boys break down a controversial main event at TLC, a big week for Rhea Ripley and a rough week for AEW. Then, a surprise guest for 30 minutes to round out your pre-Christmas Cheap Heat for 2019. Take it easy mane.
Hot Seat Szn: The NFL Coaching Carousel: 12/20/19
Black Monday, the day after the final Sunday in the NFL's regular season, is when head coaches often transition from the hot seat to the unemployment line. And it's approaching quickly. But what lands coaches on the hot seat in the first place? ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano joins Mina Kimes to discuss how coaches wind up with job insecurity, and how they can avoid the chopping block.
Playoff Spots On The Line: 12/19/19
Bill chats with Sheil Kapadia about what's going on with the Eagles and what to expect Sunday as they face Dallas. Plus, ESPN's Courtney Cronin talks about Dalvin Cook, Kirk Cousins and the Vikings' playoff hopes
Odell's Bold Statement, A Crazy MJ Story and Lakers-Bucks Preview: 12/19/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the Heat's big win, Lakers-Bucks preview, a crazy Michael Jordan story, OBJ wants to stay in Cleveland and Jalen's fantasy football squad.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons: 12/19/19
Zach and Bill Simmons of the Ringer fill out their early MVP (3:02) and All-NBA ballots (44:02).
Milwaukee's Best: How the Bucks Became the Beast of the East: 12/19/19
The Milwaukee Bucks could be the NBA's best team. But after last season's disappointing playoff exit, many thought the squad couldn't repeat its success. NBA writer Chris Herring joins Mina Kimes to explain what the small market Bucks' continued dominance means for basketball.
Lakers Lose, Zion Practices and The Lox Join J&J: 12/18/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Doc Rivers' take on load management, Lakers lose, Zion practices, the Warriors leave KD out of their decade tribute and The Lox join J&J.
The Chess Grandmaster's Extreme Workout: 12/18/19
Chess grandmasters need incredible amounts of brain power, but also extreme physical endurance. Major tournaments can run for six hours a day, 10 to 12 days in a row. Players might burn up to 6,000 calories and lose two pounds a day during these grueling matches. To prepare, today's chess world champions endure physical training that would tire out any pro athlete: hours a day of running, swimming or playing tennis while maintaining a strict diet. ESPN's Aishwarya Kumar joins Mina Kimes to break down how top chess players meld mind and body training in more sophisticated and extreme ways, all to best their fierce rivals.
Brees Makes History, Chaos in Cleveland and Harden Can't Be Stopped: 12/17/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Drew Brees' big night, the Browns, LeBron on load management, Harden lights up Spurs and a special Don't Get Fired Topic of the Day.
NFL's Secret Weapon: How Fullbacks Made a Comeback: 12/17/19
NFL fullbacks are some of the hardest-working and most beloved players in the sport, but they've struggled to find success in the spotlight. This season, things are different. FiveThirtyEight's Josh Hermsmeyer joins Mina Kimes to explore how fullbacks are having their best year ever, and why they've been the key to success for football offenses.
Spygate 2: Electric Boogaloo: 12/16/19
Katie, Ashley and Jay get asked if a straw has one hole or two, then jump into the NFL playoff scenarios after discussing the playoff-bound Patriots (14:30) and the AFC North winning Ravens (16:00). They discuss how the Eagles control their own destiny (17:30), the Raiders could technically make it? (20:40), their fans should not throw things (32:55), and finally Spygate 2 and how B-Roll works (39:45). Later, they chat about the new Sharks coach being named (1:06:00) Chris Paul, Mall Cop (1:07:40), and Legends of the Hidden Temple (1:14:35). Lastly, they take a call about what year they'd relive. Zuzu's petals, get to those listens.
Pats Video Scandal, LeBron Balls Out, Cowboys Run Over Rams: 12/16/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the Patriots video "incident", LeBron and AD, the Cowboys run over Rams, tonight's MNF game and is it OK to drink beer out of a shoe?
Woj & Lowe Show: 12/16/19
Zach and Adrian Wojnarowski open NBA trade season: buyers (2:18), sellers, big names that could be on the move (11:09), much more.
Bill-ieve it! Buffalo in the Playoffs and New England's New Scandal: 12/16/19
The Buffalo Bills clinched a playoff spot for the second time in three years. How did they get here, and does their turnaround story hold lessons for other NFL teams? ESPN NFL insider Bill Barnwell joins Mina Kimes to explain the Bills' surprising success. Then, in light of new video evidence, Bill and Mina break down the Patriots "Spygate II" video taping scandal.
Lamar Makes History, Luka's Triple-Double and NFL Weekend Preview: 12/13/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby on Lamar Jackson's historic season, Luka's triple-double, Joel Embiid balls out, this weekend's NFL action and a high school prospect joins them.
The People Have Spoken: 12/13/19
SGG nearly started an Internet riot on last week's show, so the mailbag is full. Plus, tons of stuff going on outside the ring AND a call from none other than Kofi Kingston and Big E of The New Day. Enjoy yourself.
Like Father, Like Son? What LeBron's Legacy Means for Bronny James: 12/13/19
LeBron James has turned basketball on its head, from the moment he first stepped onto the court. His son, Bronny, is currently a high school NBA prospect. But how much has basketball changed since LeBron got his start - and how much has he paved the way for his son to succeed...or to fail? ESPN's Brian Windhorst joins Mina Kimes to get an inside look at the lives and careers of LeBron and Bronny James, the nature of fame, and the impact of sports on family.
Harden's 50-Piece, Kawhi Big Night, Jets-Ravens Preview: 12/12/19
Chiney Ogwumike and David Jacoby discuss James Hardens 50-piece, Devonte Grahams rise to stardom, Kawhi returns to The Six and are Flamin Hot Cheetos cultural or regional?
Heisman Heist: How O.J. Simpson's Trophies Were Lost, Stolen, and Found : 12/12/19
After O.J. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy in 1968, two statues were made: one for Simpson, and one for his alma mater, USC. However, following Simpson's infamous murder trial, both trophies went missing. What happened to O.J.'s Heismans? ESPN's Ryan McGee joins Mina Kimes to share the true story that involves a heist gone wrong, an auction gone right, nameplate switches, legal battles and more.
Gerrit Cole Gets Paid, Embiid Balls Out and J.J. Culver Scores 100 Points: 12/11/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Gerrit Coles mega deal, the Heat catch fire vs Hawks, Joel Embiid, Kawhi returns to The Six and Nick Cannon disses Eminem AGAIN!
John Hollinger: 12/11/19
Zach talks to John Hollinger of The Athletic about trade buyers and sellers (3:33), Kevin Love (21:15), much more.
Knicks, Nixed: The Future of the New York Knicks with David Fizdale's Firing: 12/11/19
The New York Knicks' former head coach David Fizdale is just the latest in a series of coaches and front office types who have tried in vain to turn things around at Madison Square Garden. It is a tempting challenge, however, to become the legendary figure who brings back the Knicks' glory. ESPN NBA insider Ramona Shelburne joins Mina Kimes to discuss Fizdale and what it might take to break the Knicks' two decades of failure.
Eagles Rally Past Giants, Kings Buzzer-Beater and Is Nick Cannon Trippin'? : 12/10/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the Eagles late-game rally on MNF, the Bucks win streak, Nick Cannon disses Eminem and Spice Adams stops by the show!!!
The Harden Puzzle: How Houston Rockets Star James Harden Confounds NBA Defenses: 12/10/19
James Harden's basketball strengths are varied and, for a defense trying to guard him, frustrating. Now, teams are trying something different against the Houston Rockets' versatile star. ESPN senior writer Zach Lowe joins Mina Kimes to measure Harden's impact on the league this season and to discuss effective ways to stop him.
Drool Emoji: 12/9/19
The KAJ get into a philosophical debate after a voicemail, then jump into their NFL games: The Patriots (28:30), The Ravens (39:10) and a preview of Eagles Giants (46:30). Later, they get into Lizzo shooting her shot with Karl-Anthony Towns (58:30), her dress (1:02:50), and some sanitary questions (1;04:20). Finally, they pick CFP teams and it goes great (1:13:20), a note on Peloton and other ads (1:27:00), and Ashley's no good very bad take (1:43:00).
The Good & Bad In New York: 12/9/19
Bill is first joined by ESPN's Jordan Raanan to chat about Daniel Jones, Eli Manning and the struggles the team has had with the draft. Then, Marcel Louis-Jacques who covers the Bills chats about Josh Allen, how impressive the defense has been and their playoffs hopes (28:00)
49ers Wild Win, ADs 50-Piece and Giants-Eagles Preview: 12/9/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the wild 49ers-Saints game, the Patriots struggle, Anthony Davis' 50-piece, Lamar makes NFL history and Lizzo is shooting her shot!
Touchdowns and Tigers: 49ers/Saints Offensive Showdown and LSU is No. 1: 12/9/19
The NFL playoffs don't start for another month, but Sunday's 49ers-Saints offensive explosion definitely had an electric playoff feel. ESPN senior writer Bill Barnwell joins Mina Kimes to break down what led to a blockbuster 90-plus point game in New Orleans. Then, ESPN college football reporter Heather Dinich shares an inside look at the college football team rankings, joining us from the scene of the committee's Selection Day in Texas.
Cowboys Fall Apart, Rockets Soar and the Sickening Knicks!!!: 12/6/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the Cowboys collapse, the Rockets soar vs Raptors, and a preview of this weekend's NFL games.
The Gobbledy Gregger Returns!: 12/6/19
SGG is back for a full episode to argue with Diperstein about the rebirth of Jon Moxley. Plus, the boys ask if AEW is running into its first real problems on weekly TV and if Raw made improvements this week. Stay Maj.
One Conference to Rule Them All: Does the SEC Have Too Much Influence?: 12/6/19
On Saturday, LSU faces Georgia for the SEC Championship. A Georgia win would most likely earn both teams a trip to the College Football Playoff, and leave the Big 12 and Pac-12 champions on the outside looking in. But should one conference have so much influence? ESPN's Paul Finebaum takes a look at the matchup, and weighs in on who deserves to be in.
Marc Spears: 12/5/19
Zach talks to Marc Spears of The Undefeated about his Damian Lillard feature story (1:40), the Blazers (28:36), Chris Paul's comments about his trade to the Thunder (32:20), Utah's struggles, and more.
Shadow Coverage: 12/5/19
Bill chat's with ESPN's Mike Clay about the teams and cornerbacks who are best at following a team's number one receiver around the entire game. Plus, the biggest surprises for individual seasons this year
Lakers Keep Winning, Luka's Historic Pace and Cowboys-Bears Preview: 12/5/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss LeBron's uncalled travel, Luka keeps ballin', tonight's Cowboy-Bears game and Fat Joe stops by to breakdown what's wrong with the Knicks!
Inside the NHL's Alleged Head Coaching Abuses: 12/5/19
After an NHL head coach got fired, an unexpected outpouring began - with players speaking out on alleged psychological and physical abuses, and also racist remarks from coaches. Given all that's been aired, what's next for the league? ESPN hockey writer Emily Kaplan joins Mina Kimes to break down the culture around the allegations, and what it all means for a sport trying to grow its fan base.
Harden's 50-piece, Luka Does Work and Lakers Dominance: 12/4/19
Malika Andrews joins Jalen Rose and David Jacoby. They discuss the Rockets game, Luka doing work, the Lakers and Bucks are balling and is $400 too much for fajitas?
Gary Gulman: 12/4/19
Zach talks to comedian Gary Gulman about his HBO special "The Great Depresh," basketball as coping mechanism (5:20), the 1980s NBA versus today's game (38:36), the art of writing jokes, and the origin of his state abbreviations bit (48:20).
The Dawn of Luka Doncic: 12/4/19
Luka Doncic is having an electric second season in the NBA. He's even in the running for the MVP at just 20 years old. But what makes last season's Rookie of the Year so dominant on the court - and why did the skeptics underestimate him? NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz joins Mina Kimes to examine Luka's career so far, and what his ascent means for the rest of the NBA.
Seahawks Crush Vikings, Carmelo's Doin' Work and Zion Injury Update: 12/3/19
Jalen Rose joins David Jacoby and the Seahawks win over Minnesota, Giannis and Embiid's monster dunks, Zion's injury update and is Death Diving Cultural or Regional?
Where Does Cam Newton Go From Here?: 12/3/19
*NOTE: We recorded this episode before news broke that the Panthers are letting go of head coach Ron Rivera.* Cam Newton's season got put on hold following a foot injury this year, and now the quarterback's future with the Carolina Panthers seems up in the air. But there are plenty of teams that could benefit from Newton's unique blend of athleticism and leadership. ESPN Senior NFL Writer Jeremy Fowler joins Mina Kimes to explore Newton's memorable football life and what the Panthers could gain or lose without him.
The DCOM Bracket (Part Two): 12/2/19
It's finally here - Katie, Ashley and Jay enter the Final Four of the DCOM Bracket. The remaining match-ups are (1) Motocrossed vs. (4) Jump In! (17:00), and (2) Brink vs. (3) Johnny Tsunami (43:00). Later, they discuss the finals, which we can't tell you here because that would be too easy (1:22:00), and end with a voicemail about vegetables (2:07:00).
Texans Dominate; Eagles Playoff Chances: 12/2/19
Jalen Rose & David Jacoby discuss the Texans' win over New England, "Big Truss" leading the Ravens to win over 49ers, Luka doing work on the Lakers, Michigan hoops, MNF and more.
Is Tom Brady Slipping? And Who Even Wants to Win the NFC East?: 12/2/19
After the Texans upset the Patriots we have to ask (again): is it real this time? Is Tom Brady slipping? Host Mina Kimes and ESPN Senior Football Writer Bill Barnwell turn to the numbers for answers. Then, after the Eagles fell to the Dolphins and the Cowboys lost to the Bills, another pressing question: does any team really want to win the NFC East?
College Football Rivalry Week + "Behold the NHL Dentist" Replay: 11/29/19
It's Rivalry Week in the world of college football! Mina Kimes discusses the unique nature of the bowl system - more than 30 games and we haven't even reached the peak ones. Then: a replay of our story where we enter the world of NHL dentists - the brave heroes who attempt to put hockey players' notorious grins back together. ESPN writer Dave Fleming takes Mina on a gory, grueling journey of mouth molds, chiclets, emergency surgery and more tales of dental hockey horror.
Thanksgiving Special: NFL Turkey Day Preview + "The Great NBA Heist" Replay: 11/28/19
Thanksgiving Day NFL games are a tradition unto themselves. Mina Kimes previews the matchups and offers a special appreciation for...Frank Gore. The Buffalo Bills running back just passed Barry Sanders for third in the all-time rushing yards record. Then: it was the perfect crime, and a rising star executive with the Sacramento Kings almost got away with it. ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz explains how an up-and-coming NBA sales guy defrauded the team out of $13 million - and how he got caught by an unlikely sleuth.
Thanksgiving Bonus Cheap Heat!: 11/27/19
Before you go eat some delicious turkey or chicken, SGG and the Maj One talk Survivor Series, War Games and the Graves/Mauro fiasco. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Drop the Gloves? Hockey Fighting Hits Historic Lows: 11/27/19
NHL hockey is notorious for gnarly fights on the ice. But we're seeing those brawls less and less. ESPN NHL insider Greg Wyshynski joins Mina Kimes to tell you why fewer players are dropping the gloves, how the game itself is moving toward a different style of play, and what that means for the future of the sport.
The DCOM Bracket (Part One): 11/26/19
The KAJ begin with a voicemail about a weird dream and then they get into the official Disney Channel Original (Sports) Movie Bracket (8:00). The matchups: Ready to Run (20:10) vs Motocrossed (31:44), 13th Year (46:20) vs Jump In (1:08:00), Alley Cats Strike! vs Brink! (1:28:00) and finally The Luck of the Irish (2:07:00) vs Johnny Tsunami (2:18:00). It should fly by, why are we like this?
Special Thanksgiving Edition of Jalen and Jacoby: 11/26/19
Jalen Rose joins David Jacoby and they discuss all the Thanksgiving do's and don'ts for the upcoming holiday. You won't want to miss this edition of Soft Move or Boss Move!!!
Hilinski's Hope: One Family's Football Story: 11/26/19
University of South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski has been one of college football's biggest surprises this season. But as Ryan sees success, the family continues to mourn the loss of the older brother, Tyler -- also a college quarterback, for Washington State -- who died by suicide in 2018. ESPN's Jen Lada shares her extensive interviews with the Hilinskis for E:60, documenting the family's tough decisions about football, and their path to hope.
Contractually Obligated : 11/25/19
Bill chats with Will Brinson about the 49ers dominant win against Green Bay Sunday night and how impressive their defense was stopping Aaron Rodgers. What went wrong with the Cowboys as they were held without a touchdown and what does the future hold for Jason Garrett? And could Ron Rivera be on the hot seat in Carolina?
49ers Smack Packers, Luka Lights Up Rockets and Drama In Big D: 11/25/19
Jalen Rose joins David Jacoby and they discuss the 49ers dominance over Packers, Patriots shut down Cowboys, Luka lights up Rockets, Deontay Wilder's vicious KO, plus Royce
Marcus Smart: 11/25/19
Zach talks to Boston's Marcus Smart about being a stretch 6, tension in last season's Celtics locker-room (3:18), what's different now, being an inch away from losing basketball (9:22), and guarding Kyrie Irving (26:13).
Stop and Go: 49ers Rebuild Defense and Lamar Jackson Seems Unstoppable: 11/25/19
The 49ers defense has the rest of the NFC on notice after a dominant win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. But how did SF's defense get this good, this fast? ESPN NFL Insider Bill Barnwell joins the show to explain the Niners' dynamic defense. Then - Mina and Bill try to answer a question that's got the entire NFL scratching their heads, and that the LA Rams face on Monday Night Football: can Lamar Jackson be stopped?
What the Hell, Jim Cornette?!: 11/22/19
Another week, another uncomfortable moment involving racism and wrestling. Plus, a very interesting NXT leading up to War Games. Stat Guy and Dip both call in to discuss.
Greek Freak's Dominance, Floyd Mayweather's Potential Return and More: 11/22/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Giannis' dominance, Floyd Mayweather's potential return... all that plus more.
Burke & Arnovitz: 11/22/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Doris Burke about first impressions of the Kawhi-PG Clippers (4:19), what's different about this Boston team (17:26), whether this is the end of the Spurs (31:19), and more. Then ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz joins to discuss his story on an epic NBA scam (41:02).
Get a Grip! NFL QB Secrets to Handling the Pigskin: 11/22/19
It seems so basic. And yet, it can reveal so much - how an NFL quarterback holds the ball. ESPN Senior Writer David Fleming talked to some of the league's top signal callers to find out their preferences, their quirks, and the unique stories behind their grips.
Beyond the Helmet Hit: Who is Myles Garrett?: 11/21/19
After appealing his suspension for hitting Steelers QB Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet, Browns DE Myles Garrett awaits the NFL's next decision. In extensive interviews done before this violent incident, ESPN's Ryan Smith gained unprecedented insight into Myles Garrett's personality and life off the field for a profile on E:60. Smith joins Mina Kimes for a closer look at Garrett, and the culture of aggression in the NFL.
Melo's Return to NBA, Gronk Dances with Laker Girls, and More: 11/20/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Carmelo's return to the NBA, Gronk dances with the Lakers Girls... all that plus more of your VM's!!!
Stealing the Signs: How Allegations Against the Astros Could Change Baseball: 11/20/19
Major League Baseball has promised a thorough investigation into the Astros' stealing of pitching signs during their 2017 championship run, using a live video feed and...trash cans. At the owners meetings, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said there is no reason to expand the case to other teams at this time. But the scandal has raised big questions, and could change the game itself. ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan explores tough decisions for the league going forward.
Offensive Troubles: 11/19/19
Bill chats with Mike Sando about the problems going on with Phillip Rivers and what the future holds for him. What should we make of how MNF ended for Mitchell Trubisky? (12:30) Plus, can the Rams recover from the Super Bowl hangover ? (24:25) And, who are some names to be on the lookout for as upcoming head coaches? (39:00)
Philip Rivers Future, Luka's Historic Night and More: 11/19/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk Philip Rivers future with the Chargers, Luka Doncic's historic night... all that plus more of your VM's!!!
The Great NBA Heist: How One Man Stole Millions from the Sacramento Kings: 11/19/19
It was the perfect crime: steal millions from the Sacramento Kings...to flip houses? Kevin Arnovitz joins Mina Kimes to explain how one up-and-coming basketball exec threw it all away while trying to pull off one of the boldest fraud schemes in NBA history - and how he almost got away with it.
The KAJ get together for a very special episode, and they start it off by talking about the worst fad they lived through. Then, they get into Le Batard's wedding (17:30), Not Pass Interference (44:30), Dwayne Haskins is Trying (51:00), Kaepernick's Tryout (54:40), and The Helmet (1:17:20). Later, Freddie Prinze Jr. has Star Wars Takes (1:23:50), so does Ashley about other things (1:37:00), and the DCOM Bracket films are officially selected (1:40:30).
Lamar Jackson Clear Cut MVP, Paul George's Historic Night and More: 11/18/19
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk Lamar Jackson being the clear cut MVP, Paul George has a historic scoring night... all that plus more of your VM's!!!
The Good Place: 11/18/19
Zach talks to "The Good Place" creator Michael Schur and writers Joe Mande and Jen Statsky about their NBA fandom, their favorite jokes in the history of the show, and behind-the-scenes stories.
NFL Monday: Kaepernick Works Out, Rivers Looks Ahead: 11/18/19
Colin Kaepernick's Saturday workout didn't seem to get him or the NFL what they wanted. But it did put a fine point on the state of quarterbacks around the league. ESPN NFL expert Bill Barnwell breaks down the workout story, and what it means for Kaep and the teams. And, ahead of tonight's game in Mexico City: what does Philip Rivers' future look like with - or without - the Los Angeles Chargers? ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams joins Mina to examine Rivers' role in the game... and his uniquely meme-able face.
Steelers-Browns Brawl, Paul George's Debut and Carmelo Is Back!!!: 11/15/19
Chiney Ogwumike joins David Jacoby and they discuss the Steelers-Browns brawl, Paul George's Clippers debut, KP and Luka ball out and Carmelo signs with the Trailblazers!!!
Lamar vs. Deshaun: Dual-Threat Duel: 11/15/19
On Sunday, we will see one of the most anticipated match-ups of the NFL season - Deshaun Watson taking on Lamar Jackson. The last time these QBs faced off, they were in college. Watson on his way to winning a national championship with Clemson. Jackson at Louisville, about to win the Heisman Trophy. Now they are NFL MVP candidates. Domonique Foxworth joins Mina Kimes to breakdown the Sunday showdown that features two of the league's most exciting signal callers.
Harden's 40, James Wiseman's Future, Steeler vs Browns Preview and More: 11/14/19
Richard Jefferson and Damien Woody join David Jacoby and they discuss James Harden's 40 point masterpiece, Colin Kaepernick's "workout" details, TNF... all that and more!!!
Howard Beck: 11/14/19
Zach talks to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report about Knicks chaos (2:55), Andrew Wiggins (33:09), and the 9-2 Lakers (49:09).
CM Punk is BACK!! Kind of?? : 11/14/19
Brian Mann is in for SGG as Rosenberg loses it over the decision to bring CM Punk back into the fold. Plus, a full breakdown of AEW's first PPV of the TNT era.
Fantasy, Meet Reality: A Running Back Breaks Out, Then Disappears: 11/14/19
When New England running back Jonas Gray took the field vs. the Indianapolis Colts five years ago, no one could have predicted the incredible outburst of scoring that would land him national attention, and even a magazine cover. Nor could anyone have predicted how quickly that success would disappear, through a series of mishaps. ESPN senior writer Liz Merrill tells Mina Kimes the story of an underdog, his big shot, and how players might always be one step away from glory - or obscurity - in the NFL.
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