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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.AA Podcast #105 - Richard Deitsch, 2014 Year in Review
December 23, 2014 08:16 AM PST
Continuing our annual tradition at AA, we welcome Sports Illustrated media scribe Richard Deitsch for your special 2014 Year in Review podcast. We chat about the biggest sports and media stories of the year (including Darren Rovell blocking him on Twitter, naturally). Topics include...
- How the media handled the massive NFL stories this year of Michael Sam's coming out and the domestic violence crisis.
All that and a lot more on our 2014 Year in Review special. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.AA Podcast #104 - Sarah Spain, ESPN
November 26, 2014 07:42 AM PST
In today's episode we welcome ESPN's Sarah Spain. Sarah is a contributor to espnW, ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago, and appears on a number of television platforms. We talk about her increasing national exposure at ESPN, Chicago sports and a number of other topics including...
- Her start in the industry in Chicago.
November 20, 2014 01:31 PM PST
In this week's podcast we talk with one of the busiest announcers in sports - ESPN's Dave Pasch. We catch up with Dave in Houston in the middle of a four game stretch this week spanning the NBA, NFL, college football, and college basketball. We chat about the Arizona Cardinals being the best team in football and of course, his long, strange, trip with Bill Walton. Topics include...
-What it's like to work 6 games in 8 days and the differences in calling each sport.
November 08, 2014 08:08 AM PST
With the NASCAR season nearing the checkered flag, we welcome ESPN's lead play-by-play voice for the sport, Allen Bestwick, to the podcast. With the new Chase format and the Texas pit road brawl, the sport is at a fever pitch at the moment. Allen joins us to chat about...
-His future at ESPN and moving on from NASCAR as the sport goes to Fox/NBC next year.
October 30, 2014 10:32 AM PDT
Cleveland is the epicenter of the sports world tonight. To talk about LeBron's return to the Cavs and the opening of the NBA season we're joined by Dustin Fox of 92.3 FM The Fan. As a national champion with the 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes, we also chat about this year's OSU team and the first year of the college football playoff. Topics include...
-How LeBron's SI letter was the defining factor in winning people in Cleveland back.
October 14, 2014 12:44 PM PDT
Hello, friends. For the centennial edition of the AA Podcast we welcome the one and only Jim Nantz of CBS Sports. As the longtime play by play man for the NFL on CBS, The Masters, and the Final Four, nobody in sports broadcasting has a better list of assignments. This year Nantz has added Thursday Night Football to his busy schedule to mark his 30th year at the network. In this wide-reaching podcast, Jim talks to AA about...
- The new Thursday Night Football schedule and how he copes with non-competitive games.
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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