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AA Podcast #115 - Chris Webber
April 23, 2015 07:51 AM PDT
It's NBA Playoffs time and we're joined once again by NBA on TNT analyst Chris Webber. The former All-Star has seen quite the rise in his broadcast career over the last 12 months as he's now the lead NBA game analyst for Turner Sports working this postseason with Marv Albert. We chat with Chris about his broadcast career and the NBA Playoffs. Topics include...
- OKC's firing of Scott Brooks and why the franchise needs someone with NBA experience to keep Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
All that and more on the latest AA Podcast.AA Podcast #114 - Taylor Twellman
April 16, 2015 03:17 PM PDT
On today's podcast, we recap another Dos a Cero victory for the USMNT over arch-rival Mexico with ESPN lead soccer analyst Taylor Twellman. TT joins us to talk about the state of the national team as well as to get caught up on his new contract with ESPN and the new MLS labor contract. Topics include...
- Staying with ESPN in spite of World Cup rights moving to Fox.
All that and much more on the newest AA Podcast.AA Podcast #113 - Steve Smith
March 25, 2015 05:28 AM PDT
In this week's AA Podcast we become fully immersed in March Madness and chat with Steve Smith of Turner Sports. The longtime NBA veteran and Michigan State alum is one of the NBA personalities covering the college game for CBS and Turner during the NCAA Tournament. Topics include...
- Calling NCAA Tournament games from the broadcast booth for the first time.
March 19, 2015 10:32 AM PDT
We shift gears (quite literally and figuratively) for this week's podcast by heading to the world of Formula One and open wheel racing. To do so we welcome NBC play by play man Leigh Diffey. In addition to his work calling F1, Leigh calls the network's IndyCar coverage and received acclaim for his announcing at the Sochi Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center. Topics include...
- His journey from Australia to the UK to the United States in his broadcast career.
F1 and open wheel racing fans definitely want to tune in to this week's edition of the AA Podcast.AA Podcast #111 - Peter Schrager
March 13, 2015 06:13 AM PDT
In today's podcast, we get caught up on the free agency frenzy in the NFL with Fox NFL reporter/insider/draft guru/sideline reporter etc. Peter Schrager. Peter joins us from the University of Oregon pro day so we spend a bit of time on Marcus Mariota and his draft prospects before moving into all the major signings and trades of the last week. We also talk with Peter about breaking into the crazy world of NFL insiderdom. Topics include...
- Marcus Mariota's draft prospects and whether or not Chip Kelly channels his inner Mike Ditka.
And Peter also shares with us his vision of a travel/food show going to sports bars across the country. Think of it as a Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for Sports. How could that show fail? Make it happen, Fox Sports 1!AA Podcast #110 - Katie Nolan
March 07, 2015 02:02 PM PST
In this week's podcast we're joined by the host of the new Fox Sports 1 show Garbage Time with Katie Nolan... Katie Nolan. (Obviously she's the host, the show's named after her.) Katie has been one of the breakout stars of the first 18 months of Fox Sports 1 being a part of the original Crowd Goes Wild and then moving into her own No Filter online video series. We talk about Katie's journey to FS1, her new show, and a lot more including...
- Her transition from blogging and writing to doing video at Guyism and how she built her own studio from How-To YouTube videos.
All that and a lot more in this edition of the AA Podcast.AA Podcast #109 - Dan Dakich
February 19, 2015 12:11 PM PST
Our latest podcast features a man who has kept us pretty busy in the new year - ESPN college basketball analyst Dan Dakich. His outspoken analysis and straight-shooting style has led to dustups with everyone from Boston radio hosts to Big Ten coaches to midwestern mayors. In addition to his work at ESPN, Dan hosts a weekday radio show in Indianapolis where he talks about sports and society. In this podcast we talk with Dan about a wide-ranging number of topics that include...
- HIs relationship with college basketball fans, especially on Twitter.
All that and so much more on this week's AA Podcast.AA Podcast #108 - Brent Barry
February 11, 2015 11:34 AM PST
On today's podcast we look ahead to All-Star Weekend with NBA on TNT and NBATV analyst Brent Barry. In his lengthy career in the Association, Brent was a two-time champion with the San Antonio Spurs and a former NBA Slam Dunk champ. We chat with Brent about his family ties in broadcasting, the prep for All-Star weekend, and who the best shooter is in the NBA. Topics include...
- Following in his dad (Rick) and brother's (Jon) footsteps into broadcasting.
January 22, 2015 11:26 AM PST
For the latest edition of the AA Podcast we're pleased to be joined by the play by play voice of the Boston Celtics, Sean Grande. In addition to being the Celtics radio voice for more than a decade, Sean has experience working in a number of different capacities across the sports world including college football, the Frozen Four, and the Boston Red Sox. He also happens to be one of the biggest wrestling fans in sports along with friends Michelle Beadle and Bill Simmons. So of course you know we're going to dive into this Sunday's Royal Rumble and even the time Sean had dinner with The Iron Sheik and Fred Lynn. Other topics include...
- The Celtics entering full-on rebuild mode and the strategy of gathering assets.
January 14, 2015 05:27 PM PST
It's a special episode of the AA Podcast as we have a tripleheader of guests with a Columbus flavor. Our trio of guests join us to talk about Ohio State's victory over Oregon in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game from their varying perspectives covering the Buckeyes.
First, Matt Barnes of NBC 4 in Columbus gives us his perspective on the trip to Dallas, following the team this season, and the win over the Ducks.
Second, Dave Biddle from Bucknuts.com examines some of the national media storylines and the "Ohio Against the World" mindset of the team and the fanbase. We also take a deep dive into Urban Meyer's recruiting success and whether or not the Big Ten is really back.
Finally, Beau Bishop of 97.1 The Fan and WBNS examines the remarkable storylines from this season and putting what we just witnessed into historical perspective.
One of the premier sports blogs on the internet now has its own podcast. Some of the biggest names and newsmakers in the sports media will join us regularly on the AA Podcast.
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