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55 | 2018 NBA Draft Special

6/21/2018
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Just over a week after the NBA Finals concluded, the future stars of the sport converge upon Braclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for hte 2018 NBA Draft. Today on Press Row, Christian Heimall has your inside look at all the latest headlines you need to know. Which NBA teams will make the most noise on draft night? NBATV's Jared Greenberg is back to deliver the inside scoop on the discussions going on in each war room. Who is most likely to trade up for that "can't miss" prospect? Which...

Duration:01:00:33

54 | Will You Teach Me to Futbol?

6/14/2018
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It's the biggest sporting event in the world, and we aren't even a part of it. Well, kinda. Today on Press Row Christian Heimall examines how the World Cup coming to North America in 2026 is more than enough reason to get excited for this year's tournament. Just because the United States isn't playing, doesn't mean we should shun the beautiful game. Roger Gonzalez of CBSSports gives us his insight into who you should be rooting for, and how to pick your favorite team before things really...

Duration:01:01:35

53 | Closing Things Out

6/6/2018
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The last win is always the toughest to get. Today on Press Row, Christian Heimall examines why that is and which teams on the verge of a championship will have the toughest time closing things out. First, the Golden State Warriors have once again taken control in the NBA Finals. With Game 3 tonight, we'll look at how Steph Curry and company can all but clinch their third title in four years and what exactly it will take from LeBron James and the Cavaliers to keep the season alive. Then,...

Duration:01:02:40

52 | Here We Go Again

5/31/2018
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For the fourth straight year the NBA Finals will be a matchup of Golden State and Cleveland. It's history in the making, but is it a good thing? This week on Press Row, Christian has numbers to prove that this is great for basketball. Plus, there's something strange brewing in Philadelphia. We'll discuss how this impacts the future of the 76ers and what exactly led to such a weird headline. Also, it's been a full year of shows and what better way to celebrate than by having our first ever...

Duration:01:04:39

Facing the (Anthem) Music

5/24/2018
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"Once again, the NFL has made changes it hopes will be good for the bottom line. However, nobody likes change. This week on Press Row, Christian examines the reprecussions of the league's new policies relating to the National Anthem. It will undoubtedly take some getting used to, but will it ultimately solve anything? And who is Christian putting the onus on to take up the charge? Listen to find out. The pre-game ceremonies aren't the only new things you'll see this fall in pro football....

Duration:01:02:27

50 | All Bets Are...On. Legally.

5/17/2018
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With sports betting now deemed legal, it won't be too long before our culture is overrun with gamblers and oddsmakers looking to take advantage of the games we love. Oh wait, they already are. This week on Press Row, Christian examines the repercussions of the Supreme Courts ruling and where the biggest drawbacks will be once sports gambling becomes the norm. To help decipher what the latest ruling means and how it will affect our daily lives, USAToday Sports' A.J. Perez joins the program....

Duration:01:02:36

49 | The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

5/10/2018
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Remember when everyone predicted it would be Warriors-Cavaliers in the NBA Finals? And then the Houston Rockets showed up? And LeBron had to undergo multiple roster changes? And the Celtics kept finding a way? Well, even with all that, what we thought would happen probably still will. This week on Press Row, Christian looks at the storylines that may flip the script on this year's NBA Postseason and why betting on Houston isn't a terrible idea. Boston Celtics beat writer Tom Westerholm of...

Duration:01:02:50

48 | LeBron Survives and You're Still Watching

5/3/2018
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Even though it may not be exactly what you want, you're still watching. With the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors still in the playoffs, a chance at a fourth straight meeting in the NBA Finals is still a possibility. This week on Press Row, Christian explains exactly why you're still going to turn on the TV and watch. Jared Greenberg of NBATV and SiriusXM NBA Radio is back on the program to help breakdown the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Which team has the best chance...

Duration:01:01:37

On The Clock

4/26/2018
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The NFL Draft is tonight! While plenty will be hoping to their names called, only a select few will be able to call themselves "first round" picks. Join Christian Heimall as he previews one of the more anticipated drafts in recent years. Ric Serritella of the NFL Draft Bible joins the show to talk what the Cleveland Browns plan to do, what they should do, and why so many people are in love with Baker Mayfield. Then, Joe Pantorno of Metro New York dives into the "war room" of both the New...

Duration:01:01:02

46 | "Court"ing a Championship

4/19/2018
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Both the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing. Which teams have taken the right step towards hoisting a trophy? Christian Heimall breaks it all down this week on Press Row. First up, the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been exciting from the start and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. Is LeBron James in trouble of being bounced in the first round? Have we put too much stock in Philly? Does Houston stand a chance out west? Host of "Calling the Shots with Keith Irizarry" on NBC Sports Radio,...

Duration:00:53:48

45 | Post-SEASON, Get Excited!

4/12/2018
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The playoffs are here! Both the NBA and NHL postseasons are set to begin, or already have. This week on Press Row, we dedicate the program to getting you primed for the championship runs in both sports. Jared Greenberg of TNT, NBATV and the host of "Out of Bounds" on SiriusXM NBA Radio joins the show to preview the NBA playoffs. Are the Cleveland Cavaliers still the favorites in the Eastern Conference? Will the Warriors be able to survive a roster without Steph Curry? And should Ben...

Duration:01:03:24

44 | Masters of Some

4/5/2018
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While he can't be an expert on all sports, as evidenced by his bracket, Christian does his best to bring you the best possible insight each week on Press Row. This week is no exception with a show full of sports connesouirs. First up, with the 2018 Masters set to begin today all eyes will be on the return of Tiger Woods. To help break down his chances at winning, some other favorites in Augusta, and the importance of this weekend to golf, Steve DiMeglio of USA Today Sports joins the...

Duration:01:06:21

43 | Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

3/29/2018
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Fresh off his vacation, Christian is feeling better than ever. And it's not just caused​ of the added rest and relaxation. It's MLB Opening Day, or New Year's as Christian calls it. To help preview the entire season and the biggest storylines to watch, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation and MLB Daily Dish joins Press Row. Christian also gives his predictions as to who makes the playoffs and which team hoists the trophy after the Fall Classic. Then, with the Final Four set in San Antonio, Christian...

Duration:01:01:36

42 | Best of Press Row

3/22/2018
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"Christian is on vacation this week but we've put together a compilation of some of his favorite interviews in the course of Press Row's existence. Take a trip down memory lane and listen to some of the best we have to offer! Leading off, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation joined the show on November 9, 2017 to recap an exciting Houston Astros World Series title and preview what would turn out to be a r elatively inactive winter for Major League Baseball. Then, on December 7, 2017, Aaron Torres of...

Duration:01:05:39

41 | Brackets & Contracts

3/15/2018
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It's a big week in the world of sports. From the dilapidated​ process of the NCAA Tournament Selection Show and the brackets themselves to the gaudy contracts for the newest NFL Free Agents and what it means for their new teams. With so many NFL players making moves, who got the best deal? Is the armor crumbling in New England? Are there any other moves to make and how does this all affect the upcoming draft? CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso joins Christian to discuss it all. Then, join...

Duration:01:01:52

40 | Let The Madness Begin

3/8/2018
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The NCAA Tournament begins in one week! And so does the 2018 NFL year! At least from a league office standpoint. That means there's​ a bunch to preview. Christian kicks off this episode of Press Row by breaking down the biggest names who were franchise tagged on Tuesday and some interesting trades that went down. Is the NFC East now unquestionably the toughest division? He thinks so and he's not afraid to tell you why. Eric Galko of The Sporting News and Optimum Scouting joins the show to...

Duration:01:04:10

39 | You CAN Fix Stupid

3/1/2018
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There's an old adage that you can't fix stupid. Well, Press Row says otherwise. With so many dumb things happening in sports, Christian offers up a number of simple solutions that even the most hardened commissioner can understand. First up, the corruption of college basketball recruiting is no secret. Anymore. So how can we make everyone happy? From straight up paying the players to eliminating the "one-and-done" rule, there are plenty of options. What makes the most sense is up to you....

Duration:01:01:29

38 | The Race is On

2/22/2018
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Following a Daytona 500 for the ages, the NASCAR season has begun in earnest. Christian takes Press Row to "pit road' and breaks down what made the 2018 Great American Race so spectacular. Stock cars aren't the only thing racing to the finish line. With less than three weeks to go before Selection Sunday, Christian talks bubble teams and previews some of the best conference tournaments yet to come. Not to mention what the latest ruling on Louisville's vacated wins mean to the program and...

Duration:01:06:39

37 | Hope 'Springs' Eternal

2/15/2018
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Spring is the season of rebirth. Both in nature, and in sports. As we get closer to spring the hopes of a championship have been reborn in a number of ways. Allow Press Row to explain. After a flury of deals at the NBA Trade Deadline, have the Cleveland Cavaliers done enough to challenge for the Eastern Conference title? Are they now in the best position to take down the Golden State Warriors? Christian breaks it all down, including Cleveland's chances to keep LeBron James once the season...

Duration:01:00:50

36 | On Top Of The World

2/8/2018
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For the first time in history, the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl Champions. Christian breaks down an exciting Super Bowl LII, giving you the key plays Philly used to topple the New England dynasty. Plus, what does this mean for the Patriots? As we officially move into the offseason, what are the most important things to watch for and who are the 'way-to-early' favorites to reach Super Bowl LIII? With one world championship decided, all eyes turn to PyeongChang, South Korea where the...

Duration:01:00:17