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September 17, 2021

MLB's wild card is working

Have you noticed the two wild card races in Major League Baseball? Entering the final stretch of the season, both the American League and National League wild card races are up for grabs among several clubs. As I explain in...

September 12, 2021

24. Red Barber talked season overlap 60 years ago

Another NFL season has started and the MLB regular season still has another three weeks plus to go. If the post season is played to its fullest, Game 7 of the World Series will not be played until early November. This, of c...

August 27, 2021

23. Why MLB wants floor and Sirius about CFB

It has been quite some time since I recorded a podcast for The Sportscaster Dan Podcast, but here goes. In this episode, I discuss why Major League Baseball owners are suddenly advocates of a salary floor for big league ball...

June 17, 2021

22. U.S. Open on NBC

Good morning, all! The 121st U.S. Open Golf Association’s championship gets underway this morning and befitting the major tournament there will be near wall-to-wall television coverage on NBC, the Golf Channel and Peacock. I...

May 04, 2021

21. Baseball and hockey take note

Baseball and hockey take note, Generation Z loves boxing. In a new survey published on the website Front Office Sports, boxing jumped ahead of baseball in preference among the Generation Z crowd, which encompasses ages 6-24....

April 22, 2021

20. Are elites attempting a sports takeover?

Something is afoot in the world of sports. Earlier this week, in a 48 to 72 hour period, we learned of a move to form a super soccer league and money bonuses for the top golfers on the PGA Tour. In each instance, the move ...

April 13, 2021

19. And they want to bet?

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 i...

April 06, 2021

18. Ohtani and Spieth

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, the...

March 20, 2021

Ex-GM proposes big trade

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 Yor...

March 14, 2021

16. Baseball trying to get to first base

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 co...

February 27, 2021

15. MLB contemplating major rules changes?

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, ...

February 08, 2021

14. I was wrong. Bucs are the best

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....

January 26, 2021

13. Leave Bill Belichick alone

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...

January 19, 2021

12. Tom Brady makes a point

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, B...

January 05, 2021

11. No defense for Pederson

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 ...

December 19, 2020

10. PGA Tour prepared for 2021

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 spec...

December 10, 2020

09. Baseball winter meetings not the same

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 cha...

October 28, 2020

08. NBA is hot

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...