Made with Podpage

Episodes

19. And they want to bet?

April 13, 2021

Everywhere you turn, it seems, betting on sporting events is being promoted. Turn on the YES Network before and during every Yankees game, and it is a sure bet you will be reminded of how you can bet on the game. And this is just the beginning. Wait until every state in the USA permits wagering …

18. Ohtani and Spieth

April 6, 2021

Just what baseball and golf needed, to take our minds off the politics that is now infiltrating sports; it was the perfect escape. Rather than sports being a diversion from the real world, especially during our pandemic, these days it seems the real world is seeping into the games people play. Bu…

Ex-GM proposes big trade

March 20, 2021

Jim Bowden is a former major league general manager, who can now be seen on MLB-TV and read in The Athletic. With less than two weeks remaining in spring training, Bowden is proposing a whopper of a trade between the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies. In this podcast, I analyze the deal an…

16. Baseball trying to get to first base

March 14, 2021

Major League Baseball is determined to speed up the game and add more variety. From making the bases bigger to robo-umpires to restricted infield defenses and plenty in between, the majors are exploring rules changes that could impact the game in future seasons. To that end, as I explain in the po…

15. MLB contemplating major rules changes?

Feb. 27, 2021

Is MLB contemplating major rules changes? Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy writes that there are discussions designed to change the game to make it more appealing to a younger audience. As I point out in this podcast, what is being proposed is so off base it would not even require a decent p…

14. I was wrong. Bucs are the best

Feb. 8, 2021

Yes, I predicted the Kansas City Chiefs would defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. I was wrong! Big time wrong! As I explain in the podcast, Tampa Bay, led by the magnetic Tom Brady, had the perfect game plan. Get on the email list at sportscasterdan.substack.com

13. Leave Bill Belichick alone

Jan. 26, 2021

The media, especially the Boston media, is having a field day because Tom Brady is going to another Super Bowl and Bill Belichick is not. I say, enough already. As I point out in the podcast, leave Bill Belichick alone. Get on the email list at sportscasterdan.substack.com

12. Tom Brady makes a point

Jan. 19, 2021

Tom Brady has made a point. The Tampa Bay quarterback is now in another conference championship game, this time taking his Bucs to Green Bay to play the Packers for the NFC title on Sunday. It should be a classic matchup, Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers. In this podcast, I discuss Brady and the Bucs and …

11. No defense for Pederson

Jan. 5, 2021

There is no defense for how Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson coached his team’s 2020 finale against the Washington Football Team Sunday night. In primetime, Pederson provided the optics that should disgust the league the way it disgusted those who follow and respect the game. In this episo…

10. PGA Tour prepared for 2021

Dec. 19, 2020

The PGA Tour is prepared to play with or without spectators in 2021, according to Commissioner Jay Monahan. In a year end conference, Monahan stated the Tour could break even without spectators, while acknowledging some spectators could be allowed, when the tour resumes in January. What about base…

09. Baseball winter meetings not the same

Dec. 10, 2020

The baseball winter meetings are not what they used to be. That is the subject of my latest podcast. It is obvious that Covid-19 has changed the 2020 meetings, but I have to wonder if the dynamics of these meetings have changed forever. That is what I discuss in this episode. Get on the email li…

08. NBA is hot

Oct. 28, 2020

The National Basketball Association is hot. Do not believe what you are reading or hearing about “low” television ratings, etc. On Oct. 28 the Utah Jazz sold for $1.6 billion and internationally, the league’s viewership for the finals was solid if not downright strong. I explain it all in my lat…

07. NFL not about to give season the boot

Oct. 11, 2020

Repeat after me. The NFL is not about to cancel its season, despite the latest developments, involving the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans. As I put this podcast together on Oct. 11, the Pats were forced to cancel their practice because of another Covid-19 positive case. It has also…

06. Better than Yankees-Red Sox?

Oct. 1, 2020

When the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division series next week at Petco Park, you can make a strong case that this rivalry is now bigger than the Yankees-Red Sox. In this podcast, I list the reasons why this rivalry has grown in stature and why the Rays are poise…

05. NFL will not cancel season

Sept. 30, 2020

Sunday’s Steelers-Titans Week 4 NFL matchup has been postponed because of the spread of COVID-19. There is a chance the game will be rescheduled for next Monday or Tuesday. However, in my podcast, I explain why reports that the NFL’s season is in jeopardy are unfounded. We heard similar stories a…

04. MNF scores big ratings

Sept. 24, 2020

Ratings for Monday Night Football went through the roof on Sep. 21. The opener of the Las Vegas Raiders’ new stadium was a hit, as ESPN carried the game across all of its platforms, including ABC. There was a reason ABC was on the list to carry the game, as I explain in this podcast. I also detai…

Red Sox manager and who is on hot seat?

Sept. 21, 2020

How safe is Ron Roenicke’s job as manager of the Boston Red Sox? As the MLB regular season enters its final week, I speculate about the future of the Red Sox manager. There are other baseball executives who are on the hot seat, and I discuss that as well. And did you know how much Fox is willing t…

02. New York Giants are a flop

Sept. 15, 2020

The New York Giants have started a new season, but as I explain in this podcast, they look like the same old Giants to me. In other words, expect another season with a losing record. This signature franchise in the NFL is a flop. Meanwhile, I talk about how NFL and MLB games on television without…