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NASCAR's New Format & the 2017 Daytona 500: Everyone's OK with the changes, right? RIGHT???

2/28/2017
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NASCAR's new format is one race in the books. EVERYBODY BREATHE. Why did NASCAR give teams so little time to get ready? Did segments really make the racing better? And should fans be asking themselves how long THIS format will last before they get another "new and exciting" way to race? Join Host Ed Berliner and NASCAR columnist Jay Busbee from "Yahoo Sports" as they pull the wheels off this sucker and try to make sense of the new format in this wide full open edition of "The Fastest Show...

Duration:00:19:27

Super Bowl 51: Icing Kickers, Nervous Newbies & THE Most Important Position

1/30/2017
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Time to kick off talk about the single most important position in Super Bowl LI from one who knows all about it. Can playing in a Super Bowl ever really be considered "just another game" to keep the nerves down? Is there really anything to this idea of "icing the kicker"? And can the Atlanta Falcons players shake off their first time on the big stage against the title game veteran New England Patriots? Host Ed Berliner is joined by former Kansas City Chiefs kicker Nick Lowery for insight...

Duration:00:17:14

Super Bowl 51: Is Brady simply unbeatable? What's Belichick scheming? Is Ryan on verge of greatness?

1/28/2017
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Super Bowl LI and let the questions begin! New England Patriots HC Bill Belichick always has something up his sleeve, so how can the Atlanta Falcons hope to decipher his game plan in time? The ONLY way to ruffle Tom Brady, why Matt Ryan could be on the verge of greatness in his own right, and while we're here, someone PLEASE explain what the heck San Francisco is doing naming John Lynch as their GM? Host Ed Berliner is joined by veteran NFL columnist Larry Weisman to begin breaking down...

Duration:00:16:49

Making "The Johnny Manziel Clown Show" an Educational Must for Athletes Everywhere

1/25/2017
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Nothing Johnny Manziel does or says anymore will surprise anyone. Following his latest juvenile stunt tweeting President Donald Trump, it's obvious he's no closer to being back in the NFL than a used jockstrap. However, his continuing clown show could be the perfect teaching aid for parents of young athletes and the players themselves. Host Ed Berliner is joined by noted sports psychologist Dr. Andrew Jacobs for a trip inside the mind of Manziel. Bring a safety helmet, because this ride...

Duration:00:16:23

Why Are So Many Fans SO Damn ANGRY All the Time? Are Fans More Violent Than the Players?

12/21/2016
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The rising level of anger among fans, most notably football fans, can no longer be ignored. At times, fans are more violent toward each other than play on the field. Why are we as sports fans so angry so often? Why can we not just take the events as games and entertainment that doesn't turn us into vile idiots? Host Ed Berliner is joined by noted Sports Psychologist Dr. Andrew Jacobs for a discussion some fans might find more than a little uncomfortable. Buckle up for another controversial...

Duration:00:21:26

Baseball HOF Hypocrisy: If Bud Selig is In, ALL Known & Suspected Steroid Users MUST Be Given a Pass

12/15/2016
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The election of former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to the Baseball Hall of Fame creates a dilemma of the greatest hypocrisy the sport has ever known. If Selig, the man who knew about the steroid cheating and tacitly allowed it to happen, is allowed entry to Cooperstown, then players such as Bonds, Clemens, A-Rod, Sosa and others MUST be reconsidered immediately without drug prejudice. If Selig is in, why aren't they? Join Host Ed Berliner and veteran National MLB Columnist & Reporter Bob...

Duration:00:18:57

CFB: Should University Reveal Evidence Against Players & Where is Innocent Until Proven Guilty?

12/14/2016
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The University of Minnesota has suspended 10 football players following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault off campus. But their are plenty of questions here with no arrests, no trial in the offing, lawsuits involved and the matter of "innocent until proven guilty". Host Ed Berliner is joined on this episode of "The Fastest Show in Sports" by noted sports legal expert Alan Milstein to dive into the dark avenues of player conduct, schools that become both judge and jury, and...

Duration:00:18:40

NHL: Proof the Game Doesn't Need Fighting, Why the Sport Struggles, & the Smartest Fans in Sports

12/12/2016
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A new study shows most people either don't want or don't care if fighting remains a part of the NHL. So then, why not get rid of it once and for all? Host Ed Berliner is joined by veteran NHL columnist and author Adrian Dater to dig into a debate that's been raging for years, why hockey fans might be the smartest fans in sports, and does the game struggle in America simply because they don't like Canadians? Game On for another hard checking edition of "The Fastest Show In Sports".

Duration:00:21:20

NFL:The Fisher Fiasco, Pathetic Passers, the REAL MVP in Detroit, & THE Team to Fear in the Playoffs

12/9/2016
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Los Angeles is stuck with a disaster of an NFL franchise, and the Rams could be the most dysfunctional bunch in the League. There's good reason why 2016 is a season filed with lousy QB's, a better reason why the Dallas Cowboys would be idiots to bench Dak Prescott, and we have the most and least feared teams going into the playoffs. Join Host Ed Berliner and NFL Analyst Zig Fracassi from SIriusXM as they go no-holds barred on the NFL and the race for the Super Bowl in this episode of "The...

Duration:00:25:32

Why Bowl Games are good for College Football & the "OTHER" Bowling where Passion reigns Supreme.

12/8/2016
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From a voice that brings you College Football every season on ESPN, here's why those "other" bowl games are so important and what the "lower level" teams and conferences should be doing to make their postseason better. Host Ed Berliner is joined by old friend and veteran PBP announcer Dave LaMont to deliver 2 types of bowling: The college football variety, and Dave's role as PBP on the PBA Tour and the passion exhibited by it's fans. Oh, and then there's this debate about "two handed...

Duration:00:21:06

College Football Needs a Commissioner, Penn State Can't Whine, & the ONLY Way to Make Schedules Fair

12/5/2016
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Let's settle the most important arguments at the moment in College Football. There is only 1 way to make it fair for every team that wants to win a National Title, and it starts with the schedule. Nothing will ever be settled until the game has a Commissioner, and with all respect the team that finished 5th in the final rankings, as in Penn State this season, has NOTHING to whine about. Join Host Ed Berliner and CFB Analyst/former scout and coach Chris Landry for "The Fastest Show in...

Duration:00:23:10

CFB Playoff: Insulting Greed Driving Call for More Teams & Why Players Must Be Paid

12/4/2016
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College Football does NOT need expanded playoffs, and the only reason for it is NCAA greed, greedy TV networks, and a misguided desire to make it more like the NFL. Host Ed Berliner is joined by attorney and former player agent Joe Casale expose not only whey the current format works, but why the players MUST one day unionize and seek their share of a multi-million dollar payout.

Duration:00:26:11

Kaepernick Case: Do We Want Socially-Active Athletes OR Would We Prefer They Just Shut Up & Play?

12/1/2016
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Colin Kaepernick's actions and comments about Fidel Castro have left us with really only one question: Do we as sports fans want our athletes to be socially conscious in seeking to change the world or even one person at a time, OR would we prefer they just shut their mouths, stay out of intelligent conversations and just play the damn game??? Join Host Ed Berliner and sportsradio talker Dan Jacobs from "The Final Verdict" at Mile High Sports Radio in Denver as they dare to pose questions...

Duration:00:20:53

MLB: Fixing the Greatest Mistake Ever, a Sport Healthier Than Ever, & The Solution to Boring Games

11/30/2016
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The new CBA is done, there will be NO repeat of 1994, and Major League Baseball is healthier than ever because the critics have no clue what they're talking about. That, and the single greatest mistake in MLB history has been fixed. Host Ed Berliner is joined by NBC Sports Radio analyst Seth Everett for all this plus why Interleague play has to go and the real culprit creating boring games. Hit one out of the park in this episode of "The Fastest Show in Sports".

Duration:00:21:37

CFB: Nick Saban Already GOAT? Harbaugh's Fine Whine & Which 2 Teams Would Make Best Title Tilt

11/27/2016
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Let's start some REAL debates in College Football: Is Alabama HC Nick Saban better than Bear Bryant and is he already the Greatest CFB Coach ever? Which 2 teams would make THE most intriguing National Championship game? How to fix the Heisman Trophy, and why Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh needs to put a jock strap in it. Host Ed Berliner is joined by CFB Expert Analyst John Fricke from "The Game 92.9" in Atlanta to light some late season fires on this episode of "The Fastest Show in Sports".

Duration:00:22:18

Why are Sports Fans So Angry? Start With Insulting Radio & TV "Analysts"

11/22/2016
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Why are so many sports fans so damned angry so often? Plenty of good reasons, but let's start with the so-called sports experts, analysts and commentators on sports talk radio and places such as ESPN and FOX who believe it's their job to piss you off and get you screaming. And you better believe it's all about ratings. Join Host Ed Berliner and veteran NFL columnist Russell Baxter as they spit out a truth plenty of their peers will be angry at but need to hear. So do the fans.

Duration:00:24:18

Sports Cheats: Why Notre Dame Got Bagged & Why Drug Testing Will Never Really Work

11/21/2016
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Start the debate right here: No team in NCAA college football can win a Championship without cheating of some kind. There's a good reason why Notre Dame was busted this week, and when it comes to cheating, let's get into why surprise drug testing will NEVER work. Host Ed Berliner goes "Outside the Lines" with former player agent and attorney Joe Casale in an episode of "The Fastest Show in Sports" that will have fans engaged and enraged.

Duration:00:23:53

Baseball HOF: Big Papi a Lock, Bagwell Makes It, 2 Reasons Why Bonds Never Will

11/19/2016
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The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has been announced, and there is no doubt one day David Ortiz will get his due as a sure fire first ballot inductee. As for this year, veteran baseball writer and voting member of the BBWAA Mike Shalin believes Jeff Bagwell will also get his due. Why does he get more votes every year while not playing a single game, and why will Barry Bonds run out of time to enter Cooperstown? Join Host Ed Berliner for another swing for the fences on "The Fastest Show...

Duration:00:21:21

LeBron James vs. Phil Jackson: Is the word "posse" racist?

11/15/2016
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Did LeBron James knee jerk in alluding to Phil Jackson being a racist? Did the NY Knicks Head Coach go too far in using the word "posse" or is this just another example of people making words create the intent they're seeking? Join Host Ed Berliner and veteran sports radio talker Bob Frantz from ESPN Radio Toledo as they discuss the power of words when it comes to sports and society.

Duration:00:26:59

Why NFL Fans Won't Settle for a Safer Game & "The Belichick Effect"

11/13/2016
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Let's get real, shall we? The NFL can claim all they want they're making it a "safer game", but hard core fans won't stand for the type of change that would alter the sport. Join Host Ed Berliner as he digs deep with veteran NFL reporter & writer at "The Shutdown Corner" at Yahoo Sports, Shalise Manza Young, for some uncomfortable truths.

Duration:00:19:10

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