On Monday's podcast, I talked mostly baseball, as we're two weeks away from the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. I reacted to the Chicago Cubs trading for Jose Quintana, but more importantly, I discussed some of the moves the Boston Red Sox need to make before July 31. Should the Red Sox trade for Todd Frazier, or call-up Rafael Devers? Is Dave Dombrowski working on a Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander blockbuster? And now that Oakland has made Sonny Gray available in a trade, should the Red Sox out-bid the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians for him? All that and more.
On Thursday's podcast, comedian Will Noonan joined me in-studio. We opened the show with some random thoughts on proper jogging etiquette and golf-course stupidity. Then we made Isaiah Thomas' new nickname official: "The Reason" (34:10). We also reacted to the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor press conferences (46:05). And we closed out the show talking some pro wrestling (57:00).
On Monday's podcast, I made a strong case for Isaiah Thomas receiving a max contract from the Boston Celtics, while cutting a WWE promo as his "advocate," a la Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar (22:15). I also reacted to all the Celtics' moves this offseason, and discussed the state of the Red Sox at the All-Star break. Plus, I even reacted to the latest WWE event, "Great Balls of Fire" and explained why New Japan Pro Wrestling is my new favorite form of "sports entertainment" (42:52).
On Thursday's podcast, Sports Illustrated's Pro Wrestling Insider Justin Barrasso joined me as we recorded from inside the wrestling ring at Bell Time Club Training Center. I opened the show with reaction to the Boston Celtics signing Gordon Hayward while failing to acquire Paul George. We then got into a deep wrestling discussion (9:45) that included Cody Rhodes' rise to stardom in "Ring of Honor" and "New Japan Pro Wrestling," Kenny Omega's possible future in WWE, the plans for SummerSlam, and much more.
On Thursday's podcast, I was joined by Brandon Wahlberg from inside "Wahlburgers." We looked ahead to NBA free agency, which begins on Saturday, July 1. We reacted to the rumors that the Boston Celtics are preparing to sign Gordon Hayward and then trade for Paul George. Are those the right moves? What about signing Blake Griffin? How about a trade for DeAndre Jordan? And we also shared our thoughts on the Chris Paul trade to Houston, the future of the Los Angeles Clippers, and the New York Knicks parting ways with Phil Jackson.
On Friday's podcast, I reacted to the NBA Draft, and more specifically, what the Boston Celtics did by selecting Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 overall pick. Watching Markelle Fultz get drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 overall has me thinking of what could have been, and makes me wonder if the Celtics are making this too complicated. I also discussed a few moves that I would like the C's to make the rest of this offseason. Plus, some thoughts on David Ortiz' number being retired so soon.
On Monday's podcast, Brandon Wahlberg joined me in-studio to discuss the Boston Celtics' mindset at this week's NBA Draft, and we reacted to the C's trading the No. 1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers. Is there a bigger deal in the works? And how does it affect their free-agent plans? We tried to get to the bottom of it all.
On Thursday's podcast, I reacted to the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Championship, while giving some advice to Kevin Durant: opt-out and come to Boston, if you care about your legacy (16:15). Plus, I explained why LeBron James will leave Cleveland next offseason to join the Los Angeles Clippers. And I opened the show with some thoughts on Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, now that it's official. All that and more.
On Monday's podcast, I had to record with my remote equipment because of the extreme heat inside the studio. So I walked around the back of Beantown Athletics with a microphone in hand, just ranting on the most important topics of my day. That included Sidney Crosby's legacy after winning his third Stanley Cup and second Conn Smythe trophy on Sunday night, why I wasn't rooting for the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Finals, my prediction for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, what David Price and the Boston Red Sox should do to the lowly Philadelphia Phillies this week, and some random thoughts on Dunkin' Donuts iced coffees, and people who comment on sunburns.
On Thursday's podcast, we reacted to the latest example of the pussification of America, as Boston Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy was forced to apologize for comments he made about a Japanese interpreter during a game against the New York Yankees (7:40). Also, I took a side on the "David Price vs media" battle that picked up some steam on Wednesday (23:45). And I shared some thoughts on Golden State's win over Cleveland in Game 3 of the NBA Finals (40:18). All that and more.